SILVERDALE, Wash .– Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest awarded a $ 21 million contract on September 13 for seismic repairs and life safety improvements to Building 431 at the Puget Sound Shipyard and the Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Washington, Command announced Sept. 24.
Building 431, used to repair and test ship parts, was built in 1934, with an addition built in 1943.
“This award action is a continuing example of NAVFAC strengthening our shore facilities through seismic resilience and better positioning our shipyard infrastructure for advancing naval lethality,” said the Commander of NAVFAC Northwest, Captain Ben Miller. “I am very happy with the team’s efforts to award the contract and look forward to working with our contractor partners to launch this important project. ”
The work to be carried out includes demolition, reduction, excavation, placement of micropiles, reinforcement of existing pile caps, placement of level beams and concrete slabs, reinforcement walls, between others, and the recovery and relocation of existing government-owned equipment.
“Our partnership with NAVFAC Northwest is critical to the success of our mission,” said PSNS and IMF Commander Captain Jip Mosman. “This project is the continuation of several multi-phased projects to repair Building 431. Infrastructure upgrades are an important step in providing world-class facilities to the workforce and ensuring the shipyard’s ability to operate. maintain, modernize and retire the Navy fleet for decades to come.
The work will be carried out in Bremerton, Wash., And is expected to be completed by August 2023. Operations and Maintenance (Navy) funds for fiscal 2021 in the amount of $ 20.8 million dollars are committed for this award. Jabez-Absher-1, a joint venture, from Orting, Wash., Received the award.