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Construction projects at Camp Pendleton and Coronado Naval Base

19 July 2009 No Comment

By Helen Kaiao Chang

See original story on SDNN

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Commitments for existing and Recovery Act projects, for NAVFAC Southwest in San Diego County only (San Diego metro area and Camp Pendleton):

Fiscal Year 2009

Recovery Act : $238M / 48 Recovery Act Projects
Grow The Force : $205M
Marine Corps Barracks : $803M
Other construction : $127M
Total : $1.37 billion

Fiscal Year 2010

Recovery Act : $609M / 7 Recovery Act Projects
Grow The Force : $693M
Marine Corps Barracks : $116M
Other construction : $46M
Total : $1.46 billion

(Source: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest)

Recent and upcoming NAVFAC Southwest construction projects

Camp Pendleton

— Hospital replacement project, estimated cost $563 million. The construction contract is expected to be awarded September 2010, for estimated completion date November 2013.

— Photovoltaic system, estimated cost $10.7 million. The contract is expected to be awarded in December, with project to be completed December 2010.

— Photovoltaic system, estimated cost $1.9 million. Contract to be awarded in September, for completion October 2010.

— Troop housing, repair bachelor quarters, estimated cost $8.9 million. Contract to be awarded April 2009, for completion November 2010.

Naval Base Coronado

— Photovoltaic system, estimated cost $1.9 million. Contract to be awarded in September, for completion October 2010.

— Troop housing, repair bachelor quarters, estimated cost $86 million. Contract to be awarded September 2009, for completion October 2011.
(Source: Department of Defense Military Construction Expenditure Plan)

Recent NAVFAC Southwest contracts

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest recently awarded contracts to the following contractor companies:

— T B Penick & Sons, $7 million to expand the Child Development Center at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, CA. The center will accomodate 72 children, with completion expected by mid-2010.

— Stronghold Engineering, $459,100 for IT upgrades at the Navy Medical Center San Diego. The contract started June 3.

— Barnhart, Inc, $7 million for commercial building renovations at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton.

— URS Corporation, headquartered in San Francisco, to do an environmental impact report for a naval hospital at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton.
(Source: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest)

About the hospital

Existing hospital: Built 1974

New building size: 500,000 square feet.

New building construction start date: October 2010

Completion date: November 2013, operational in 2014

Primary patients:

— Marines, sailors, retired service members

— Military families, such as wives and children

— Wounded soldiers, particularly those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

Facilities:

— expanded facilities for mental health, brain injured and post-traumatic stress patients

— more physical rehabilitation facilities

— more outpatient services

Staff:

— 1100

Building:

— earthquake ready

— complies with state and federal requirements

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