By Tom Kreidel, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic awarded a contract for replacement of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical systems for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) system located at Naval Station Norfolk March 1.
According to Dean Gregory, the project manager, the $9.8 million project was awarded to Whitesell-Green Inc. of Pensacola, Florida.
"Once these renovations are completed, the NMCI and CNIC (Commander, Naval Installations Command) servers will have new mechanical and electrical systems that will ensure continuous operation, even in the event of a power failure or natural disaster," Gregory explained.
He added that the new systems will require less maintenance and will provide more reliable heating, cooling and power.
The existing mechanical and electrical systems will remain in place while the new ones are being built. Once the new systems are brought on line, the old systems will be switched to the new ones.
The project will begin in April and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017.