JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
awarded a more than $54.5 million contract Sept. 29 to Hensel Phelps Construction
Company of Austin, Texas for construction of a new powertrain facility and central energy
plant at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas.
The work to be performed provides for construction of a new powertrain facility and central
energy plant, which will house rotary wing aircraft component rebuild activities and
The primary facilities include aircraft component maintenance buildings with flexible
manufacturing space to house component maintenance processes, administrative space,
rest rooms, support space, a central energy plant.
The central energy plant houses boilers and chillers that provide heating and cooling and
industrial steam for the machinery at the facility. The powertrain facility will include special
foundations; fire detection, alarm, and protection systems; mass notification systems; energy
monitoring and control system connection; and building information systems. Sustainability
and energy enhancement measures are also included.
The contract also contains six unexercised options, which if exercised would increase the
cumulative contract value to more than $57 million. The options provide for 25 bridge cranes,
compressed air piping and drops, additional electrical bus duct, additional bus duct sections
with associated feeders and circuit breakers, additional communication distribution, additional
communications outlets and cable tray, galvanized metal duct in lieu of the fabric duct and
the addition of one structural bay and building system at the east end.
Work is expected to be completed by March 2020.