Friday, December 20, 2013

Navy to Build $57 Million MV-22 Hangar and Aircraft Staging Area for Marine Corps Base Hawaii

By Catherine Cruz Norton, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $57 million firm-fixed-price contract Dec. 17 to Watts Contrack, a Joint Venture of Honolulu, Hawaii for the construction of a Marine Vertical (MV) 22 hangar, supporting utility infrastructure, and an aircraft staging area for Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

This project includes a hangar, apron, and taxiway to support an MV-22 squadron. The project will also consist of an aircraft staging area to accommodate 12 aircraft for the squadron.

"The great teamwork and dedication between our engineers and contract specialists led to the development and award of this critical procurement," said NAVFAC Pacific Capital Improvements Business Line Manager Ralph Luca. "We are elated to commence construction of these significant facilities as we continue to enable operational and mission readiness for the Marine Corps."

The contract also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to an estimated $58 million. Work will be performed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by September 2015.

This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with nine proposals received.