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Seabees Construct New Rota Facility to Support FDNF
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain – Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, as of March 16, 2016, are actively working on a construction project that will provide electromagnetic systems test and evaluation services to afloat and shore commands.
The land-based facility is known as Shipboard Electronic Systems Evaluation Facility (SESEF) and was established to facilitate testing of ship’s electromagnetic transmitting and receiving equipment.
“We began this project during our first deployment to Rota. Every battalion that is based out of Gulfport has had a hand in building this. We started it and we’re going to finish it and the total turnaround time will be two years. We’re scheduled to complete the project on July 29, 2016.”
– Lt. j.g Jeffrey Rossman, SESEF project manager
“I like this project because for the past 10 to 12 years, Seabees have been doing a lot of expeditionary construction. We get in there and build temporary facilities. This project allows us to get back to our roots and build permanent structures. It’s good training for our junior Seabees who haven’t built anything permanent.”
– Builder 1st Class James Vossler, SESEF project supervisor