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Recovery Act Funds Improvements to Pendleton Fire Pump Utility Building

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS091007-02
Release Date: 10/7/2009 5:01:00 AM

By Lee H. Saunders, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded Candelaria EPC LLC of Glendale, Ariz., a $618,500 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)funded contract Sept. 15 to repair fire pumps, alarms and make improvements to the fire pump utility building at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton.

"This ARRA project will provide much-needed improvements to the existing facility," said Michelle R. Lechliter, NAVFAC Southwest project manager for the repair and improvement project. "Without these improvements, the existing facility would continue to deteriorate and the safety of facilities, aircraft and personnel would be lower than safety standards. We are proud to support the improvements this project will provide for our service members and DoD civilians."

Candelaria EPC LLC will replace the main discharge valve, underground junction valve, existing backflow preventer assemblies, a fire pump controller and will repair three motors driving three fire pumps. Construction will cross-connect the sump pump station and the fire suppression equipment associated with the base fire pump utility building.

"Candelaria JV LLC is pleased to have been awarded this project to upgrade the fire fighting capabilities of the MCB Camp Pendleton," said Don Costello, San Diego regional manager for Candelaria. "The project will bring many jobs to the area for our workforce and those of our local subcontractors. It also will benefit local vendors who will supply the materials and equipment."

Candelaria will complete the repairs and improvements by September 2010.

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