JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
awarded two task orders, totaling over $16 million, Sept. 28 to URS Group, Inc. of Morrisville,
North Carolina to repair Navy and Marine Corps facilities that were damaged in Florida and
Georgia when Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida Sept. 9 and 10.
An $8.4 million task order will be used for stabilization and repairs at Naval Air Station (NAS)
Key West, Florida and another $8 million task order for stabilization and repairs at NAS
Jacksonville, Florida, Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay,
Georgia and Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida also caused by Hurricane
NAVFAC Southeast dispatched a 17-person Contingency Engineering Response Team
(CERT) to NAS Key West Sept. 12 and 13 from NAS Jacksonville to assess the damage.
The CERT spent over a week evaluating facilities on base for damage caused as Hurricane
Irma slammed the base Sept. 10 as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130
miles per hour.
Local damage assessment teams (DATs) were able to provide support locally in Jacksonville
and Kings Bay, Georgia area to assess the facilities on the bases here in Northeast Florida.
“NAVFAC CERTs deploy to assess hurricane or other storm damage to military
installations and help installations reconstitute and recover base operations,” said
NAVFAC Southeast Contingency Engineer Don Maconi. “During this process the team
provides documentation so that cost estimates can be provided for each facility on base
that may have damage from the storm, they provide public works support, contract
administration support, etc. Once the estimates are pushed forward, approved and
funded, repairs can begin.”
Both contracts call for removal of drywall, carpet, ceiling tiles and other items damaged by
water intrusion caused by roof damage during Hurricane Irma. The contractor will also
provide dehumidifiers and other techniques to dry out the areas and perform repairs to
prevent additional leaks and damages.
“As work now begins to repair damage from Hurricane Irma we have a team beginning to
assess damage to naval facilities in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria,” stated Maconi.
Work is expected to be completed by September 2018.