JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has given five companies indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity awards for hanger construction work related to the F-35 aircraft.
The hanger project, worth a total of $240 million, was awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
Work will involve general building type projects -- new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition and repair work -- for hangar, aircraft traffic control, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory and community support facilities.
Recipients of the three-year contract: Carothers Construction Inc. of Mississippi, Archer Western Construction of llinois, Brasfield and Gorrie General Contractors of Alabama Florida's Hensel Phelps Construction Co., and M.A. Mortenson Construction Co. of Minnesota.
The Navy said Carothers Construction has been awarded the initial task order of the contract for the design and construction of an aircraft maintenance hangar at the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. The order is worth $34.4 million.
"The new hangar is designed to support and accommodate the F-35's unique operational and maintenance requirements," said Troy Ward, MCAS Beaufort Site Activation Task Force program manager.
"The existing hangars were designed and built to accommodate legacy aircraft, almost 60 years ago. They have reached the end of their useful life and renovating or expanding the existing hangars would not be cost effective."