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USS Carney Receives the 2014 Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Award

November 6, 2015 at 11:31 AM UTC

ROTA, Spain – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) received the 2014 Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Award Oct. 27, 2015.

Carney, the last of four Forward Deployed Naval Force destroyers to operate out of Naval Station Rota, Spain, is a multi-mission ship configured for air defense, surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, tomahawk land attack, and ballistic missile defense.

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ROTA, Spain – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) received the 2014 Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Award Oct. 27, 2015.

Carney, the last of four Forward Deployed Naval Force destroyers to operate out of Naval Station Rota, Spain, is a multi-mission ship configured for air defense, surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, tomahawk land attack, and ballistic missile defense.

Continue reading for some quick facts and additional links ...

150925-N-VJ282-029 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Sept. 25, 2015) USS Carney (DDG 64) prepares to pull into Naval Station Rota, Spain. Sept. 25, 2015. Carney is the fourth of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward-deployed in Rota to fulfill the United States’ phased commitment to NATO ballistic missile defense while also carrying out a wide range of missions to support the security of Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Dietrick/Released) FILE PHOTO | 150925-N-VJ282-029 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Sept. 25, 2015) USS Carney (DDG 64) prepares to pull into Naval Station Rota, Spain. Sept. 25, 2015. Carney is the fourth of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward-deployed in Rota to fulfill the United States’ phased commitment to NATO ballistic missile defense while also carrying out a wide range of missions to support the security of Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Dietrick/Released)

 

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"Energy Conservation is the responsibility of all hands. It's fulfilling when you hear young Officers requesting to change the engineering plant to the most efficient line up or the Navigator considering the most economical speed in transit considerations. As a warship, we can't always operate with the most efficiency but we certainly try whenever possible."

- Cmdr. Ken Pickard, commanding officer, USS Carney

Quick Facts:

  • Carney’s crew took great pride and care in energy conservation and water management during fiscal year 2014.
    • Fuel expenditure was minimized immensely through thorough knowledge of efficient system alignments and smart water usage.
    • The ship also lowered dockside energy costs by reducing the amount of “hotel services” load demands while optimizing cold-iron support.
    • When in port, steaming for auxiliary electrical power, Carney routinely operated one gas turbine generator to provide electrical power to the ship.
    • Good engineering practices allowed Carney to continue to minimize fuel consumption in underway and in port operations.
  • Carney has continued its ship-wide energy conservation practices throughout 2015, demonstrating a renewed commitment to the reduction of energy consumption whenever operational tempo permits.
    • Carney maintains the most efficient engineering plant lineup feasible, educates the crew on energy conservation, and tests new strategies to improve fuel conservation.
  • Carney received a $25,000 cash prize for the crew Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) fund which will be shared across the ship’s crew to fund sporting events, and trips for single sailors.
  • U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S 6th Fleet Public Affairs

Additional Links:

Remarks as Delivered by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Adm. Mark Ferguson at the USS Carney Welcome Ceremony, Sept. 25, 2015

USS Carney Joins Other FDNF Ships in Rota, Spain

Six Things You Need to Know About USS Carney (DDG 64)

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