NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a nearly $12.5 million increase March 22 to a previously awarded task order for the stabilization and repairs due to Hurricane Irma within the NAVFAC Southeast area of responsibility.
This task order will be used for roof replacement, further stabilization of damaged facilities, mold remediation and other construction related tasks resulting from Hurricane Irma at Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Florida.
“We continue to see improvements every day since Hurricane Irma,” said NAS Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker.
“The base took a hit, but with the help of NAVFAC, we are operational and continue to train warfighters, just six months after the storm.”
URS Group, Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina was contracted last fall to make repairs to Navy and Marine Corps facilities that were damaged in Florida and Georgia when Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida Sept. 9 and 10. After award of this modification, the total cumulative task order value will be $36 million.
Hurricane Irma left many building envelopes exposed by either a compromised roof or exterior closure. To date, the regional storm repair contract has addressed the damage to over 120,000 square feet of roof, 232 windows and 83 doors.
“The first objective for executing this contract was to ensure all building envelopes were secured prior to addressing interior spaces,” said NAS Key West Public Works Officer Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Gorman.
To date, roofing and interior repairs averaged about two months and two weeks respectively per facility.”
Upcoming critical work includes shoring and concrete repairs at hangar A936, constructing new Receiver and Transmitter facilities, and perimeter fence repairs.
Work is expected to be completed by September 2018.