by Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor
Hawaiian Dredging Inc. recently won a $54.5 million contract with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC Hawaii). The company will oversee the design and construction of billets sustained by the Grow the Force initiative at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay.
The project consists of a new four-story bachelor enlisted quarters (107 units), a gear wash and dry facility, a pavilion, a central chilled water plant building, a company command headquarters, and a multistory parking structure. In addition, Hawaiian Dredging will provide air conditioning, make structural changes, and upgrade the elevators of two existing BEQs – Buildings 5070 and 5071.
The project has been registered with the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED NC v2.2 project, and will seek certification upon completion. The design incorporates various environment-friendly requisites: water efficient landscaping, energy performance, waste management, and the use of low emitting materials.
According to the Pacific Business News, the contract’s base value is $52.4 million, but includes design alternatives that might increase the value up to $54.6 million. The company obtained the contract through the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, and it expects to complete the project by August, 2014.
Hawaiian Dredging is an important Hawaii-based real estate developer that showcases a diverse portfolio with extensive expertise in luxury hotels, condominium units, residential units, and industrial projects.
In related news, Queen’s Medical Center’s $100 million development project is closer to being approved by the Honolulu City Council. The project entails the development of a 17-acre campus that will include the construction of two new towers and additional parking garages. The council’s committee on zoning and planning made changes to the resolution, emphasizing Queen’s obligation to improve and fund traffic infrastructure.