In what’s being hailed as a “once in a generation” investment in national security, the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) is set to reshape the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton. With a budget of $21 billion and a 20-year timeline, this program promises significant activity and transformation. Here, we’ll delve into the details of what’s in store for 2026 and beyond.

The Future of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard:

At a recent summit hosted by the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, Navy officials unveiled their vision for the future of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. The SIOP aims to enhance our country’s national security by upgrading critical infrastructure. According to the latest updates, here’s what you can anticipate:

Multi-Mission Dry Dock for USS Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier:

One of the most significant projects in the SIOP plan is the construction of a new multi-mission dry dock capable of docking the USS Ford-Class Aircraft carrier. As of now, the Navy has reached the 15% design milestone. If all goes according to plan, the groundbreaking is expected in Fiscal year 2026. Once the project commences, it’s estimated to span eight years.

Get the Full Scoop:

For a comprehensive overview of the recent summit and detailed project information, you can view the full event recap and slide deck here.

Contracting Opportunities:

Are you interested in getting involved in contracting opportunities at the military base? To discuss how your firm can participate, reach out to your local APEX Accelerator at

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