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Rotor Blade Processing Facility at NAS Corpus Christi

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Story Number: NNS090904-19
Release Date: 9/4/2009 2:53:00 PM

From Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded an $11.7 million contract to Overland Corporation of Dallas, Texas on Aug. 31 for the construction of a rotor blade processing facility at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) on Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas.

"This is a critical piece of CCAD's infrastructure which will increase our ability to effectively support the warfighter," said Kresten Cook, CCAD's director of Engineering. "It's a much needed expansion to our current blade repair facility."

This project calls for the design and construction of a 46,885 square foot addition to existing Building 49, Rotor Blade Repair Facility and refurbishment of the existing facility.

Work for this project includes, but is not limited to interior climate controls, a communication/data system, a Utility Monitoring and Control System, a fire protection and alarm system, paint booths, adhesives laboratory, hazardous material dispensing room, various materials storage, bridge crane systems, process exhaust fans, and shower/locker rooms.

"With this expansion, we'll be better positioned to meet our production demands," Cook added.

The addition will comply with anti-terrorism/force protection standards and incorporate sustainable design features and achieve LEED Silver certifiable status.

The expected completion date for all work in this contract is May 2011.

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