Written by GBN STAFF
Friday, August 12, 2011
GUAM – The first contract awarded from 'Mamizu' funds provided by Japan to fund the Guam military buildup as part of the effort to relocate Marines from U.S. military bases in Okinawa has gone to the Hensel Phelps – Granite JV according to a press release from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific.
This initial award for $89.7 million is a firm fixed-price contract for phase one of utilities and site improvement work at Apra Harbor at Naval Base Guam and at Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo, Guam.
The work will include site improvements, clearing, utilities, roadways and other improvements in support of building construction needed to support Marine Corps aviation and waterfront operations."We are pleased to make this first award of a Japanese-funded construction project," said Joseph Ludovici, director, Joint Guam Program Office. "It is further evidence of our commitment to the realignment agreement between the United States and Government of Japan. This construction project will also provide opportunities for jobs and economic benefits for the people of Guam."
Utilities are critical to supporting facilities construction as the buildings will require power, water, sewer, storm drainage, communications, waste and other ancillary utilities. Site improvements such as roadways, sidewalks, gate houses, lighting, clearing, leveling, filling and site remediation are needed first for each site to be able to accept facilities construction.
According to the release, work is expected to be completed by February 2014.
Hensel Phelps and Granite already share office space in Tamuning, Guam.
Hensel Phelps is expected to take the lead in the joint venture, including all management and administration of all projects. The Greeley, Colorado-based company boasts substantial experience in government contract work, and has consistently been ranked among the top 20 general contractors in the United States by Engineering News Record.
A multi-billion dollar, employee-owned firm, Hensel Phelps boasts a number of successful overseas projects, including the United States Embassy in Berlin, Germany; the Consulate Compound in Cape Town, South Africa; the renovation of the Curacao Penitentiary in Netherlands, Antilles; and a new commissary facility at NAVSTA San Diego.
Granite Construction Company is a publicly traded corporation on the S&P 400 Index. As part of the joint venture with Hensel Phelps, Granite is expected to take the lead on projects related to runways, roadwork, and utilities.
Established in 1922, Granite Construction Company has a history of award-winning work. In 2010 alone, the company won 16 awards for its work, safety, and service, including five "Excellence in Paving Awards" from the American Concrete Paving Association. Each of the 16 awards was related to road construction, runway construction, or bridge work.
Granite Construction is based in Watsonville, California, and operates a materials division and two separate operating divisions – Granite West, based in Watsonville, and Granite East, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Lewisville, Texas.
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