Kiewit Pacific to Build Battle Area Complex at the Pohakuloa Army Training Area
Kiewit Pacific Co. in Kapolei, HI won a $32.2 million firm-fixed price contract for construction of a battle area complex (BAX) and a tactical vehicle wash facility at the Pohakuloa Army Training Area.
Located on the island of Hawaii, the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) has a 51,000 acre impact area used for bombing and gunnery practice, which was refurbished by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade in March 2009 to allow helicopter training. There are approximately 32,000 acres of land level enough for large maneuvers. The total PTA area (108,863 acres) is the largest US Department of Defense installation in the state of Hawaii.
The contract awarded to Kiewit Pacific combines work on 2 Army construction projects…
The Army construction projects covered by this contract are:
- Project No. 57197 is to construct a standard design BAX for gunnery training and qualification requirement for Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCT) and the Legacy Brigades of the 25th Infantry Division (Light). The BAX will support mounted and dismounted infantry platoon tactical live fire operations either independently of, or simultaneously with, supporting tactical vehicles. Primary facilities include the BAX, range control center, range camera tower, after-action review building, ammunition breakdown building ammunition loading dock, operations/storage building, latrine, covered mess, battery maintenance building, and bleacher enclosure. Supporting facilities include electric service and site improvements.
- Project No. 57414 is to construct a tactical vehicle wash facility with four wash stations. The primary facility will consist of the preparation area and wash stations, which will use a high-pressure wash system and will recycle water to minimize wastewater disposal. The water to be treated will include oil and grease removal, grit removal and organic control. A structure will be provided to house the mechanical secondary treatment units and the control panels necessary for the facility. Supporting facilities include utilities, paving, curbing, and site improvements.
Kiewit Pacific expects to complete the construction by Dec 15/11. Bids were solicited on the web with 4 bids received by the US Army Engineer Honolulu District at Fort Shafter, HI (W9128A-09-C-0008).