NHF Technology Expedition Planned to Navy Labs

(Lea County, NM) – NHF Officials have confirmed a trip to the U.S. Navy Labs in Bethesda, Maryland on October 7-8, 2014. The purpose of this expedition is to review technologies, techniques, and processes that have been developed by the Department of the Navy. The delegation of private entrepreneurs will be looking to identify technologies and capabilities that can be utilized by private companies and public entities in New Mexico and the Permian Basin to improve water treatment capabilities in the oil and gas industry as well as for use by cities and counties.

The Carderock Division of NAVSEA consists of approximately 3,200 scientists, engineers and support personnel working in more than 40 disciplines ranging from fundamental science to applied/in-service engineering. The labs are the Navy’s experts for maritime technology. The Division houses world-class facilities and laboratories. The Carderock Headquarters are located in West Bethesda, Maryland.

As a major component and field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Carderock Division provides cradle-to-grave support for its technical products over an enormous range of scientific areas related to surface and undersea platforms. The Division addresses the full spectrum of applied maritime science and technology, from the theoretical and conceptual beginnings, through design and acquisition, to implementation and follow-on engineering. This includes all technical aspects of improving the performance of ships, submarines, military water craft, and unmanned vehicles, as well as research for military logistics systems. In addition, the Division is uniquely chartered by Congress to support America’s maritime industry.

Dale Gannaway, Executive Director – New Horizons Foundation: (575)492-4712

Based in the Permian Basin – in the heart of EnergyPlex – New Horizons Foundation is working with Industry Partners, Federal Laboratories and Companies around the world, “Driving Innovation Throughout the Permian Basin”. New Horizons Foundation was created and jointly funded by the Lea County Commission and New Mexico Junior College in October 2011. The Foundation’s goal is to create an environment that enables the private sector to generate sustainable economic growth and wealth creation for Lea County.


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