Granite wins $126m construction deal to relocate US marines

By Neil Gerrard05 April 2023

Three Granite Construction workers stand on a construction site Image: Granite Construction

US-based construction contractor Granite has won a $126 million deal to build buildings and infrastructure to support the relocation of US marines from Okinawa to Guam.

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) is funding the work at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz in Guam.

Granite will build three buildings totalling more than 110,000 sq ft and site infrastructure to support moving the marines from Okinawa, Japan.

The project encompasses a warehouse for battalion equipment storage, a climate-controlled space for electronic equipment maintenance and support of battalion vehicles, an automotive organisational shop for the upkeep and support of battalion vehicles, a reinforced concrete four-bay vehicle wash rack, and a reinforced concrete vehicle holding shed for vehicles awaiting repairs and service.

Work starts this month (April) and is set for completion by December 2025.

Granite VP of regional operations, Curt Haldeman, said, “This strategic win is a result of Granite’s federal division’s more-than-a-decade-long work in Guam, supporting initiatives to strengthen our home market and promoting our client-centric culture.

“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 build-up initiative.”

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