Norfolk, Virginia., Dec. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Old Dominion University is collaborating with LAVLE USA, Inc., to establish a new Marine Electric Propulsion Simulation (MEPS) Laboratory. The $12 million, 22,000-square-foot lab will be built on 1.33 acres in the heart of downtown Newport News, Virginia. at 351 25th Street.
The lab will house state-of-the-art equipment to develop marine electric propulsion, advanced energy storage, autonomous systems and associated technologies to advance marine vessels for military and commercial applications. It will also focus on training the current and next-generation workforce supporting the shipbuilding and ship repair industry.
Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick sees the partnership in Newport News as an ideal opportunity for hands-on learning. …