Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command

NAVFAC Southeast Presents STAR Award

11/18/13 12:00 AM


PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast's Public Works Department Pensacola presented the Safety Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) program award to the City of Pensacola and Siemens Industry, Inc. Nov. 14 for achievements in safety onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla.

"We strive to partner with our contractors to deliver quality results for our customers, while maintaining a diligent safety posture that contributes to a safe work environment," said NAS Pensacola Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jeff Deviney. "Having a great team and valued contractors contribute significantly to successful projects and ensuring a safe work environment."

The STAR award is a significant achievement and is awarded only to those companies that demonstrate a proactive corporate safety posture in protecting its most valuable resource - its people.

"We have had a long partnership with Siemens (the City's subcontractor on this project) and we are very proud of the work they perform for the Navy", said Dena Faessel, Administrator of Operations for the City of Pensacola.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by NAVFAC for our safety performance on this project" said Bobby Marcus, General Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc. during the presentation. "Jason Adcock, automation project manager and Rich Graff, energy project manager, quality control/site safety and health officer, and our subcontractors were instrumental in executing an outstanding safety program with ZERO mishaps during this project."

Safety achievements from Siemens Industry, Inc. included energy efficiency improvements to the National Naval Aviation Museum on NAS Pensacola.

The project was a utility energy service contract or UESC (energy modernization) project where the contractor replaced three chillers, one cooling tower, 19 roof top units (RTUs) and three RTU frames for the National Naval Aviation Museum. In this case, the prime contractor was the City of Pensacola.

The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world's largest Naval Aviation Museum encompassing nearly 300,000 square feet of space.

Siemens Industry, Inc. worked over 380 consecutive days and completed a total of 54 intricate crane lifts utilizing a 400-ton crane. All work was accomplished while keeping the museum fully operational serving over 2,200 visitors daily.

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