SANTA RITA, Guam—The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas and Commander Submarine Squadron15 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at Polaris Point on U.S. Naval Base Guam in Piti.
The groundbreaking was for the construction of a new two-story consolidated training, submarine learning center, and headquarters facility; and a one-story torpedo exercise support facility.
The project costs a total of $23.5 million, according to Catherine Cruz Norton, Public Affairs Officer, NAVFAC Mariana. She clarified that these buildings are not associated with the Guam military buildup.
A $4 billion maximum capacity indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity design-build multiple award construction contract was awarded May 2010 to seven companies for construction projects at sites on Guam and other areas in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific area of responsibility. Under the terms of the MACC, a $23.41 million task order (0001) was awarded to dck-ecc pacific guam llc for this seed project.
The SLC will be a learning facility for academic and applied training consisting of team trainers and simulators, classrooms and instructors offices.
The CSS-15 headquarters facility will include offices and administrative spaces, an emergency control center, and material and equipment storage rooms.
The torpedo exercise support facility will include a target preparation area, helicopter launcher checkout and preparation area, exercise torpedo flushing operations room, and support office spaces.
All work for this task order is expected to be completed by November 2011.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command manages the planning, design, construction, contingency engineering, real estate, environmental, and public works support for U.S. Navy shore facilities around the world. (PR)