YOKOSUKA, Japan— Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East awarded a $6.5 million contract for major renovations to Bachelor Enlisted Quarters on board Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Oct. 27.
Energy-saving upgrades will be a focus of upgrades to the 36-year-old Bldg. 1475, which houses 250 sailors.
"The award of this project is a significant part of a comprehensive program to renovate the BEQ's across the installation, with an intentional focus on improving the quality of life for sailors stationed here," said Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jason Wood.
The project will replace all lights with energy efficient fixtures, install key-card activated energy conservation systems in all units and replace all windows to be ATFP compliant and energy efficient. Other major upgrades includes repair of all walls and roofing system, replacing all wastewater piping and some hot water piping. All bathrooms, kitchenettes and laundry areas will be restored. The HVAC system and information technology systems will also be restored.
The contract was awarded to Nippi Kosan Co., LTD. Work is scheduled for completion in March 2019.