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Grounbreaking ceremony set for construction projects

COMSUBPAC Press Release

12/9/2002

by: LT Thurraya S. Kent, USN Public Affairs Officer U.S. Naval Forces Marianas

Polaris Point--The Navy will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Polaris Point to launch construction projects designed to upgrade waterfront utilities, and build an emergent repair shop and warehouse.

According to Officer in Charge of Construction (OICC), the $13.9 million Waterfront Utilities Upgrade project will include construction of electric substations, a new steam plant and steam distribution system, and sewer system upgrades at Polaris Point. The $5.3 million Emergent Repair Shop and Warehouse will improve support to visiting and homeported ships.

Both military construction projects were proposed prior to the implementation of the Submarine Homeporting Initiative.

The Navy expects that the projects will greatly enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of submarine maintenance and operations in Apra Harbor and provide limited submarine and surface ship repair capability when the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) is deployed.

The contracts to upgrade waterfront utilities and construct an emergent repair shop were awarded to Black Construction Corporation.

December 2002



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