Navy Base Guam wharf repairs begin

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Marianas

and U.S. Naval Base Guam held a groundbreaking ceremony for Lima Wharf repairs at Apra Harbor aboard the base April 28.

In January, NAVFAC Marianas awarded a $98 million contract to H20 Guam Joint Venture for the repair and modernization of the wharf and associated

facilities including comprehensive civil, structural, utilities, fire

protection, electrical, and telecommunication work. The project is expected

to be completed by November 2023.

"In these unprecedented times of great power competition, we must do our

part to keep our warfighters ready and able," said NAVFAC Marianas

Commanding Officer Capt. Tim Liberatore.

"Repairing and maintaining critical shore infrastructure, like Lima Wharf, remains vital to ensuring the Navy can meet mission readiness and enable fleet response. These repairs are a long-time coming, and it is refreshing to see it come to fruition. I'm extremely proud of our contracting team for their hard work and dedication in seeing this award through, and look forward to our Facilities Engineering Acquisition Division seeing it through construction."

In addition to superstructure work on the deck and bulkhead, structural

repairs will include installation of replacement sheet pile and site soil