A joint venture between New York-listed contractor Tutor Perini and its subsidiary Black Construction has won a fixed-price contract valued at $98.3m to build a bachelor officer quarters at the new Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz on the US island of Guam in the far Western Pacific.
Commissioned by the Pacific Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, the project sees the companies building a multi-story tower with an attached one-story common area wing and a detached utility building.
Units will each have have a living room, bedroom, private bath, kitchen and laundry.
Camp Blaz was officially activated in October last year, becoming the first new Marine Corps base 1952. It will be home to some 5,000 Marines from III Marine Expeditionary Force who will decanted from Okinawa, Japan in the first half of this decade.
The Japanese government is funding the bachelors’ tower as part of a wider agreement between the two countries, who fought each other on the island in the Second World War.
Tutor Perini said engineering work for the tower has already started, with field work expected to begin in November and substantial completion anticipated in May 2024.
Black Construction is one of Guam’s largest employers working in Guam and throughout the Western Pacific.
Image: Marines raise the US flag at Camp Blaz, Guam, which was activated in October 2020 (Cpl. Andrew King/US Marine Corps)