Grows. 19 (UPI) – The U.S. Navy awarded $ 134.5 million this week in two construction contracts for Marine Corps Camp Blaz on the U.S. island of Guam.
One of the two contracts awarded was a $ 36.5 million contract to the Montgomery, Ala., Caddell-Nan joint venture to build a base camp in Finegayan, Guam, which will be completed by November, according to a statement from Naval Facilities Engineering System Command Pacific should be completed in 2023.
“This project provides a general warehouse warehouse that is required for warehouse and administrative space to support the sales management office, basic supplies, catering and general day-to-day administration,” Grant Nakata, design manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, said in the statement .
The other was a $ 98 million contract to build a bachelor’s office for the Black Construction-Tutor Perini joint venture in Harmon, Guam, due to be completed by May 2024, according to a separate statement from Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific.
The Marine Corps activated Camp Blaz in October to help around 5,000 III Marines. Marine Expeditionary Force, which will be relocating from Okinawa, Japan over the next few years.
It is the first new Marine Corps base the branch has activated since 1952, when it activated Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia, according to the Marines.
Since the base was first opened, the Navy has placed $ 936.5 million in construction contracts for Camp Blaz, Stars and Stripes reported.
Congress set a maximum budget of $ 8.7 billion for the new base, with the government of Japan funding up to $ 3.1 billion of that amount and the United States funding the rest.