The U.S. Navy has awarded indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts worth up to $8 billion combined over eight years to five companies for construction projects at shipyards in Hawaii and Washington state.

Firms awarded contracts are Bechtel National Inc., Reston, Va.; Dragados/Hawaiian Dredging/Orion JV, Honolulu; ECC Infrastructure LLC, Burlingame, Calif.; Kiewit-Alberici SIOP MACC JV, Vancouver, Wash., and Tutor-Perini Corp.-NAN Joint Venture, Sylmar, Calif.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) announced the contracts on Nov. 10. 

[View Dept. of Defense contract award notice here.]

The companies will compete for task orders related primarily to preconstruction work at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF in Washington state, as well as other services related to the Navy’s $21- billion program to upgrade its shipyards' infrastructure, says NAVFAC.

The contract terms are for up to eight years or total cumulative value of $8 billion, whichever is reached first. 

Rear Adm. John Korka, NAVFAC commander, said in a statement that the contracts will help the Navy begin design and renovation work at the shipyards after regulatory processes are complete.

In September, NAVFAC awarded a five-year, $500-million ID/IQ contract to Honolulu-based WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture for design of structural and waterfront-related modernization projects at the Pearl Harbor and Puget Sound facilities. 

USS Olympia submarine arrives at Puget Sound Naval ShipyardThe U.S. Navy plans to modernize Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state.  Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Amanda R. Gray


The Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (is a 20-year, $21-billion effort to modernize the infrastructure at the Pearl Harbor, Puget Sound, Norfolk, Va., and Portsmouth, Maine, naval shipyards, facilities that date to the 19th and 20th centuries. The projects will include dry dock repairs, restoring shipyard facilities, replacing aging equipment and related work.

“The Navy depends on our shipyards returning combat-ready ships and submarines to the fleet,” Korka said in a statement, adding that the modernization program “guides the Navy’s investment plan to achieve that. It’s a once-in-a-century effort."

As ENR previously reported, NAVFAC awarded a $1.7-billion contract in August to 381 Constructors of Omaha to enlarge and reconfigure the Portsmouth, N.H., shipyard dry dock for submarines and a $63-million contract to Plaistow, N.H.-based Methuen Construction in September for improvements to a second dry dock at the facility.

In September, NAVFAC awarded a $21-million contract to Jabez-Absher-1, an Orting, Wash., JV for seismic repairs and safety improvements to a Puget Sound shipyard building dating to 1934.