YOKOSUKA, Japan— Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East awarded a $1 million contract March 13 to repair steam distribution lines on board Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.
"This project replaces five aged steam lines at NAF Atsugi, addressing various leaks throughout the system. It will drastically improve the efficiency and performance of the steam system, in turn reducing energy consumption, reducing operations and maintenance costs, and improving the condition of steam system assets,” said Public Works Officer Lt. Cmdr. Mike Hightower. “Most importantly, the project allows Public Works Department Atsugi to continue to safely provide adequate and reliable steam and hot water for military, civilians, dependents and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces personnel living and working on base, directly supporting the warfighter and their mission."
NAF Atsugi uses a steam production system for heating, hot water and air conditioning. There are approximately 35 kilometers of main steam lines base-wide. Most of the lines are more than 40 years old.
The $972,500 contract was awarded to Kanagawa Nabco. Work is scheduled for completion in January 2019.