US Navy awards Japan-funded contract to build 2 Marine Corps dorms in Guam


JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM—Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific awarded yesterday a $204 million firm-fixed price contract to Caddell-Nan, a joint venture in Montgomery, Ala., for the construction of two bachelor enlisted quarters complexes at Marine Corps Base Guam. 

The contract supports the Defense Policy Review Initiative and is funded by the Japanese government as part of an international agreement with the United States.

“The award of these projects is a tangible symbol of progress as the Marine Corps prepares to relocate forces from Okinawa to Guam in the first half of the 2020s,” said Marine Corps Activity Guam deputy officer in charge Donald Baldwin. 

The work to be performed includes, but is not limited to, two six-story BEQ building complexes with shallow spread footing foundations and reinforced concrete walls, framing, and roof. Each BEQ complex consists of a BEQ tower; a community core building that includes laundry facilities, a duty office and bunk room, vending machine area, multipurpose room, public restrooms, and a multi-function room; a utility building housing an emergency generator, fire pump, HVAC equipment, and a wash down and drying area. 

The BEQ towers provide 300 rooms for unaccompanied E1-E5 personnel and include vestibules, elevators, mechanical/electrical rooms, janitor closets, telephone/communication rooms, and an attic.

“The Office in Charge of Construction Marine Corps Marianas is ready and energized to begin construction of the first major buildings situated on Camp Blaz,” said OICC MCM commanding officer Capt. Joe Greeson. “The award of this contract signifies not only our commitment to force relocation, but also represents the hard work of many dedicated professionals in preparing the site for construction.” 

Work will be performed in Guam and is expected to be completed by September 2023. (PR)


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