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Army Corps of Engineers awards $272.6M in contracts in fiscal 2010

By Star-Advertiser staff

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District said it awarded 685 contracts during fiscal 2010 totaling $272.6 million, including more than $147 million to small business firms.

The Corps of Engineers said significant contracts included:

>> $8 million for parking apron and taxiways, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, awarded Aug. 26 to Watts Contractors LLC, Honolulu.

>> $15.4 million for a tactical equipment maintenance facility, Helemano Military Reservation, awarded Sept. 17 to LEDCOR Construction Hawaii LLC, Honolulu.

>> $2.8 million for maintenance and repairs, Kunia, awarded to Performance Systems Inc., Honolulu.

>> $2.4 million for repair of the second and third floors, Building 108, Wheeler Army Airfield, awarded Sept. 27 to Dawson-DBS Hawaii LLC, Honolulu.

>> $3.2 million to construct a plumbing and carpentry shops facility and miscellaneous repairs, Kwajalein Atoll, was awarded Sept. 29 to San Juan Construction, Montrose, Colo.

>> $2 million to renovate the medical-dental clinic, building 22, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, was awarded Sept. 29 to SUMO-NAN JV II LLC, Honolulu. 

>> $9.7 million to repair an electrical unit substation, Tripler Army Medical Center, was awarded Sept. 29 to SYSKA/NAN JV, Honolulu.

>> $1.8 million for various repairs, Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station, was awarded Sept. 30 to Alutiiq-Mele, LLC, Honolulu.

>> $2.4 million for a Macomb roundabout, Schofield Barracks, was awarded Sept. 29 to SUMO-NAN JV II LLC, Honolulu.

>> $188,570 for site investigations, Aua Fuel Farm, American Samoa, was awarded Sept. 20 to Engineering/Remediation Resources Group, Honolulu.

>> $170,253 for institutional controls for public health and safety awareness at the Defense Environmental Restoration Program, Formerly Used Defense Site of Former Popoki Target Area, Puna, was awarded Sept. 24 to Engineering/Remediation Resources Group, Honolulu.

Among projects the Army Corps said it worked on in fiscal 2010 was $21.5 million for architect-engineer services for the design of fiscal 2011 through 2015 projects, phases one through four, of a command and control facility complex for the future home of U.S. Army Pacific headquarters at Fort Shafter.

Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, the commander of the Army in the Pacific, said the facility will enable the Army to exercise responsibilities across the Pacific Region, including additional responsibilities supporting the U.S. alliance with South Korea.

In January, the Army Corps awarded a $1.5 million contract to replace a roof and install 47-kilowatt and 37-kilowatt photovoltaic systems on Aliamanu Military Reservation buildings.

Additionally, a $2.7 million contract in January replaced the water treatment plant generator at Schofield Barracks.

A maile lei ribbon untying ceremony April 15 marked the opening of a $27 million state-of-the-art, six-story barracks complex at Fort Shafter, the Army said.

In August, the Army Corps awarded a design-bid-build contract to a small business company for $9.3 million to construct a new single-story, 10,000-square-foot conference and technology learning center for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on the grounds of Fort DeRussy in Waikiki.

In September, a nearly $7 million renovation at Fort Shafter's Aloha Center was completed.

The two-year, nearly $7 million rehabilitation and restoration project of Building 330 overcame several challenges. Most of the internal structure had become termite damaged, but because of historic preservation requirements, portions of the building could not be demolished, officials said.

A contractor removed almost 65 percent of the original structure and the facility was restored to its original exterior appearance from the 1940s.

Most recently, in October, the Army Corps completed a five-month, $874,733 renovation of Schofield Barracks' historic white clapboard country-style Soldiers Chapel, a 97-year-old sanctuary that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Army said.






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