By Tom Kreidel, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs
GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic awarded a $6.7 million contract for demolition and building renovation at the Naval Submarine School at Naval Submarine Base New London.
According to project manager Kalyani Baxi, Benaka Inc. from New Brunswick, New Jersey will perform work for the demolition of buildings 152 and 427 and the renovation of building 474.
"This project will consolidate training facilities of two buildings into one renovated building," she said. "The renovations to building 474 will make it more energy efficient and will reduce the total footprint by 62 thousand square feet."
She added that buildings 152 and 417 were built in the 1950s and are the two oldest submarine school buildings on base. The training facilities that were housed in those buildings have already been moved to a previously renovated building on base.
The renovation to building 474 will include new heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electrical updates, plumbing and fire protection updates, new windows and a new roof.
"These modernized facilities will improve operations efficiencies for the school," said Baxi.
The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2016.