Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Inc., as part of Dragados/Hawaiian Dredging/Orion Joint Venture, was awarded a $2.8 billion task order March 10 by Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract to replace Dry Dock 3 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
The project, expected to take five years and described as the largest in NAVFAC history, will construct Dry Dock 5, a new graving dock that will service larger Virginia-class submarines and surface ships.
“We look forward to working with Dragados/Hawaiian Dredging/Orion JV, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and all our stakeholders on this project over the next several years in order to deliver this critical capability to the [U.S. Pacific] Fleet,” says Capt. Steve Padhi, commanding officer of Officer in Charge of Construction (OICC) Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. “ … My OICC team and I are ready to get started on this historic effort.”