By James Johnson, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington announced a $12 million contract award for upgrades to the AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) on board Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va., Aug. 19.
Upgrades include construction of a two-story addition to the existing ATRC.
"[The project] will expand the footprint and training space of an existing facility aboard NSF Dahlgren," said Cmdr. Jeffrey Brancheau, public works officer, Public Works Department South Potomac. "[It] was developed in response to projected increases in fleet manning demand for the AEGIS Training and Readiness Center. It will provide facilities and equipment to support the highly technical training that ultimately provides the expertise and trained operators to meet COCOM requirements for Ballistic Missile Defense, Navy Integrated Fire Control, and Presidentially-directed defense programs."
John C. Grimberg Compay, Inc. was awarded the $12,495,000 contract under an existing multiple award construction contract. Work will be performed in Dahlgren Va., and is scheduled for completion by March 2015.