From Krista Cummins, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded today a $10 million firm-fixed price contract to Icon SI (Aust) Pty Ltd of South Perth, WA Australia for the construction of Earth Covered Magazines (ECM) at Royal Australian Air Force Base, Tindal, Australia.
"The NAVFAC Pacific Team is excited to extend our strategic partnership with the Australian Government and US Air Force three hours south of Darwin to the city of Tindal," said NAVFAC Pacific Operations Officer Capt. Tres Meek. "United in purpose, we will deliver increased warfighting capability through our trusted construction community in the defense of freedom. Let's start building!"
This Asia-Pacific Resiliency project provides adequately sized, structurally sound, and safe munitions storage capacity in the form of ECM. This project supports plans outlined by the bilateral United States/Australia Force Posture Agreement and enables Bilateral Enhanced Air Cooperation missions. The work to be performed provides for the construction of two ECM and a production area that will include a munitions assembly conveyor shelter to support United States and Australia military joint training activities. The project will also require a new electrical service with a unit substation and a new telecommunication service at the site. Work will be performed in Tindal, Australia with an expected completion date of February 2022.