By Catherine Cruz Norton, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $10 million task order under a multiple award construction contract to Honolulu-based Watts-Healy Tibbitts A JV for work to replace a 24-inch underwater waterline crossing Pearl City Peninsula to Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.
"This project is part of a larger effort undertaken by the Navy to upgrade existing deteriorating cast iron waterlines and replace them with new polyvinyl chloride pipes," said NAVFAC Pacific Chief Engineer and Capital Improvements Business Line Manager Ralph Luca. "We continue to work towards improving water quality and output, and this is one critical tool to facilitate that objective."
The work to be performed provides for the replacement of approximately 3,800 linear feet of pipe from Pearl City Peninsula to Ford Island utilizing horizontal directional drilling. Approximately 2,400 linear feet of the existing waterline is underwater.
"Water distribution systems are extremely vital to the health and welfare of our service members, their families and our personnel," said Capt. Pete Lynch, NAVFAC Pacific Vice Commander. "Continuous maintenance and investment in infrastructure upgrades will enable mission readiness for our troops."
Work will be performed in Pearl City, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by April 2015. Five proposals were received for this task order.