The Korte Company has been awarded a $48,276,440 contract at the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington. The contract, through the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), includes the design and construction of two hangar facility extensions, Hangar 6 and Hangar 9.
The Hangar 6 Extension incudes a 7,000 square foot addition to both of the two existing maintenance bays in Hangar 6 as well as a complete modernization of the 190,000 square-foot Hangar 6 facility to accommodate four P-8A aircraft and squadrons. As part of the modernization and reorganization of Hangar 6, the facility will be designed to meet or exceed current building specifications, including Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requirements.
It will also include the demolition of existing finishes, modernization of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electrical system, and interior finishes to include walls, paint, flooring, and fixtures. The facility will also be brought up to current seismic code.
As part of the extension of Hangar 6, the scope of work will include a reorganization and upgrade of maintenance shop spaces, maintenance administration offices and building support spaces on the first floor. Newly constructed classroom and training facilities will be housed on the mezzanine level.
The Hangar 9 Extension will allow the facility to fully enclose P-3C aircraft during the construction period, providing clear space requirements needed to accommodate the aircraft. After construction is complete, the addition will be removed and Hangar 9 will be restored to its original condition.