Crossing the Pacific, Oahu-based Nan, Inc.’s first introduction to Guam was in 1998 through a $6M designbuild indefinite-quantity task order project to design, demolish, and repair typhoon-damaged hangars—a major project and a major leap for our company which was relatively small at that time. Several years would pass before we were able to perform significant work on the island again, but gain a foothold we did.
Our Guam resurgence gained major traction in 2018 with a single $57M contract award—with our long-time joint venture partner, Alabama-based Caddell Construction (Caddell)—to build a 51,000-square foot outpatient medical/dental clinic at Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam; and, with several other on-island contract awards in the recent year, our portfolio includes awards totaling upwards of $380M. Additionally in 2019, the Caddell-Nan JV partnership was one of five companies awarded NAVFAC Pacific’s design-build multiple award construction contract (MACC)—a $990M indefinite-quantity contract spanning up to five years —that primarily covers U.S. military construction projects in Guam. The infrastructure required to support the Department of Defense’s relocation of approximately 5,000 U.S. Marines currently based in Okinawa, Japan to Guam has brought together contractors from across the country and Guam to work on the enormity of construction projects. Dozens of projects not yet awarded range from munitions storage facilities to barracks, airfield upgrades, fuel facilities, a range complex, and water well fields. With the current federal Request for Proposals (RFPs) and more on the horizon, our Bidding Department (learn more about our bidding team on page 20) remains busy crunching numbers and partnering with subcontractors to craft competitive bids. Nan, Inc. continues to monitor these offerings, pursuing those that make good business sense for growing our pipeline and delivering on the needs of our Department of Defense.
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While stepping up to the plate of the Apra Medical Dental Clinic in 2018, the project was met with a slow start, following the discovery of and need to clear unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the site. Despite the unexpected and lengthy setback, the dedicated project team worked tirelessly to recover time in the schedule and has successfully brought the project to almost 50% completion on the building as of spring 2020. The outpatient medical/dental facility is slated for completion in 2021. The new single story, 4,742-square meter facility will include occupational health and preventative medicine, physical therapy, behavioral health, dental, optometry, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, ancillary patient and clinic support, and administrative departments. Fast forward to September 2019 and Nan, Inc. is awarded the $15M Ordnance Operations Facility project on Anderson Air Force Base in Yigo, Guam.
The project involves the construction of two low-rise (onestory) concrete facilities; one an Inert Storehouse and the other an Ordnance Operations Building to provide administrative spaces to support the US Marine Corps ordnance operations within the 9100 Area Compound. Demolition of the existing building and incidental related work is also required. The project is expected to be completed by December 2021. Next up, Nan, Inc. partnered again with Caddell and in February 2020, received the award of a $204M contract for the new construction of Bachelors Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) D & F at the Marine Corps Base in Finegayan, Guam—the new area being built-up to be home for the thousands of incoming Marines. The BEQ facility is the base’s first major building construction. The contract provides for the construction of a multi-story housing compound, consisting of building systems designed for Guam’s seismic, typhoon, and environmental conditions. Both BEQ D and F complexes consist of two 6-story BEQ tower wings with an attached community core building, a utility building, and a wash-down and drying area. • Connected by an elevator lobby in an L-shaped configuration, each BEQ tower provides 300 rooms with semi-private baths for unaccompanied Marine personnel. • The BEQ towers include vestibules, passenger/freight elevators, mechanical/electrical rooms, janitor closets, telephone/ communication rooms, and an attic.
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