Modernizing the USA’s Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific

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Sunset at NB Kitsap(click to view full) Naval Base Kitsap is one of the homes for the USA’s fleet of Trident nuclear missile submarines; the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific stores both propellant and nuclear warheads. One report claims that this location has the highest concentration of nuclear warheads in the USA with more than 2,300 warheads, about half of which are sailing aboard America’s Pacific fleet of ballistic-missile submarines at any given time. A set of contracts begun in 2008 aim to make improvements to this facility. They aren’t cheap, but one can argue that they’re worth it… April 22/08: The Kiewit-General Joint Venture in Poulsbo, WA received a $27.9 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract for construction of the Limited Area Production and Storage Complex at the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific, Naval Base Kitsap. Work will be performed in Silverdale, WA and is expected to be completed by November 2011. This contract was competitively procured via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website with 2 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, NW in Silverdale, WA (N44255-08-C-6003). Jan 23/08: The Kiewit-General Joint Venture in Poulsbo, WA won a $68.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of […]

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