Marines recruit Granite for $126M base project

Award: Buildings and infrastructure at Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz
Value: $126 million
Location: Guam
Client: The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific

The U.S. Marines just enlisted Granite Construction. 

The Watsonville, California-based contractor nabbed a $126 million contract to help build Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz in Guam, the first new Marine base in 70 years, according to a company press release

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific awarded the project to construct three buildings totaling more than 110,000 square feet, as well as site infrastructure that will support the relocation of Marines from Okinawa, Japan, to the U.S. island territory.  

As tensions rise between China and the U.S., America’s smallest military branch has been reshuffling its troops in the Pacific to help Japan deter an attack on Taiwan or nearby Japanese islands, according to Reuters

Granite’s Guam project will include:

  • A warehouse for battalion equipment storage.
  • A climate-controlled space for electronic equipment maintenance.
  • An automotive organizational shop for the upkeep and support of battalion vehicles.
  • A reinforced concrete four-bay vehicle wash rack.
  • A reinforced concrete vehicle holding shed for vehicles awaiting repairs and service.

“This project diversifies our Federal portfolio, and we are extremely excited to continue our partnership with NAVFAC and strengthen our commitment to the Department of Defense’s Guam buildup initiative,” said Curt Haldeman, Granite’s vice president of regional operations. 

The project will begin this month and is expected to be complete by December 2025. 

Other major contractors have also been benefiting from the U.S. military’s activity in the region. Last month, the Department of Defense tapped seven contractors for $2.5 billion worth of projects across Guam and the Pacific region. 

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