Nearly $1B in military projects awarded, 80% on Guam

BUILDING UP ANDERSEN: Construction is seen on the Pacific Air Power Resiliency Tanker Group Maintenance Hangar project on Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo on Feb. 27. The Department of Defense on Thursday announced nearly $1 billion in additional military construction projects, mostly on Guam, including on Andersen. Andersen will host housing facilities for Marines who are being relocated from Okinawa. Photo courtesy of the Naval Facilities Command Marianas Public Affairs Office 

Five companies have been awarded a combined $990 million multiple award contract for military construction projects — the bulk of which will be performed on Guam.

The five are:

Black Construction - Tutor Perini JV of Harmon, Guam; Caddell-Nan a Joint Venture of Montgomery, Ala.;

Core Tech-HDCC-Kajima, LLC of Tamuning, Guam; 

Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC of Concord, Calif.; and

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. of Honolulu, Hawaii

The Guam Daily Post is owned by an affiliate of Core Tech.

About 80% of the projects will be on Guam, 10% in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 5% in Hawaii, and the remaining 5% in other areas in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The work includes renovation or construction of dormitories; administrative facilities; communication facilities; educational facilities; medical and dental facilities; dining facilities; industrial facilities; warehouse facilities; ranges; operational/training facilities; roads, streets and bridges; site utilities/infrastructure; dredging, and aviation facilities – including hangars and aprons –, and other base development facilities.

Work for this task order is expected to be completed by April 2022.

The military received eight proposals for this contract, the Navy press release stated.

Gilbane was awarded the initial $22,997,004 task order for the design and construction of a low rise combined dining and high-intensity tactical training facility for the aviation combat element at Andersen Air Force Base Guam.

Andersen will host the housing facilities for the estimated 4,700 Marines who will be relocated to Guam to reduce the presence of U.S. troops in Okinawa.

The Marines are expected to move in in late 2024 or early 2025.