NAVFAC awards more than $230M worth of defense projects for Guam
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific today announced the award of four different projects for Guam worth more than $230 million combined.
A $73 million firm-fixed price task order was awarded to Black Construction-Tutor Perini JV of Harmon on May 4 for the construction of facilities at Naval Support Activity Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz.
“This award represents a significant milestone as the Marine Corps continues on pace to realize the relocation of forces from Okinawa to Guam,” said Donald Baldwin, chief of staff at Camp Blaz.
The work to be performed provides for the construction of low-rise facilities to support the 4th Marine Regiment, consisting of an electronics-communications maintenance shop, auto maintenance shop with a dispatch office, company level administrative space, two grease racks for vehicles, organic storage and four vehicle wash facilities.
Work will be performed in Finegayan with an expected completion date of August 2024.
A $75 million firm-fixed price task order under a multiple-award construction contract was awarded to Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC of Concord, California on May 4 for the construction of various facilities at Camp Blaz.
The work to be performed provides for the construction of a permanent maintenance building, an administrative building, and other facilities that require operational, maintenance and support facilities to conduct the mission requirements of the Marine Air Ground Combat Task Force operating out of Naval Support Activity MCBCB.
“We look forward to a successful construction project that exhibits effective communication and partnering at all levels resulting in an on-time delivery,” said Morris Ishida, project manager, NAVFAC Pacific Design and Construction.
Work will be performed in Joint Region Marianas, Guam with an expected completion date of September 2024.
A $48 million firm-fixed price task order under a multiple-award construction contract to Black Construction-Tutor Perini JV on May 4 for the construction of an aviation building at Andersen Air Force Base.
“The Marine aviation administrative building at AAFB will enhance our lethal and ready teams by providing the space and technology to continue to project airpower as a joint force,” said Col. David K. Aragon, vice commander, 36th Wing AAFB Guam.
The work to be performed provides for the construction of a permanent aviation administrative building that will provide command and administrative areas for Marine Aircraft Group Headquarters, Marine Air Control Group Detachment, and air operations personnel, as well as support Marine Corps aircraft and personal on AAFB and Marine Corps Base Guam operations.
“We look forward to the continued coordination and teamwork between NAVFAC, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Expeditionary Force, and United States Air Force 36th Wing,” said Ishida.
Work will be performed at AAFB Guam with an expected completion date of August 2024.
A $43 million firm-fixed price contract was awarded to Reliable Builders Inc. on May 4 for the construction of munitions storage igloos at Andersen Air Force Base.
“The new munitions storage facilities are vital to increasing our capacity and expanding combat capability as a lethal fighting force from the forward edge of the Indo-Pacific,” Aragon said.
The work to be performed provides for the construction of munitions storage igloos, roadway reconstruction and resurfacing, associated utilities and security features, and incidental related work.
Igloos will be modified for local seismic requirements and siting. The project will include electrical power, aprons, roads, lighting, intrusion detection infrastructure, communications infrastructure, lightning protection system, back-up batteries or generators, and buildings for generators and communications.
Work will be performed in Yigo with an expected completion date of July 2025.