Watts JV Wins $158M Contract to Rebuild Naval Hospital


Guam – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $158 million firm-fixed price contract Sept. 16 to a Watts-Webcor-Obayashi  Joint Venture [JV] for the construction of a new replacement naval hospital in Guam.

The construction of the hospital is not funded with Defense Policy Review Initiative/Guam Realignment funds. Contract funds are Military Construction, Defense Medical.

“This is a very significant and historic event,” said Capt. Kevin Haws, commanding officer, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam.  “The new hospital will provide a facility that meets the medical needs of our patient population today and in the future.  It will provide easy access and the latest in inpatient and outpatient technology, and will promote and sustain a healthy force, ready to deploy when called upon.”

The work to be performed includes the demolition of the existing naval hospital and various designated structures, and the reconstruction of the new replacement naval hospital. The work also includes the expansion of the central utility plant building, new boilers, emergency generator, required ancillary equipment and utility service lines from the plant to the new hospital building.

The work will be phased so the existing hospital remains operational during construction, and the new hospital will be operational before demolition.

Construction is expected to be completed by October 2014.  The exact amount of the contract is $158,132,500, and it was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with five proposals received.

About Watts Constructors

Watts Constructors, established in 1996, is a general contractor specializing in complex utility projects, waterfront construction, historical renovations, and vertical construction with single project values in excess of $90 million.  Headquartered in Hawaii and with offices in California, Colorado, Washington and Guam, Watts is poised to serve the Pacific Rim and beyond.  Watts Constructors has built projects for numerous State and Federal agencies, including the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and the National Park Service.

About Webcor

Webcor Builders is currently ranked as the largest general contractor in California by volume. Consistently ranked among the ENR Top 400 General Contractors and the Forbes 500 largest privately owned companies, Webcor has long been recognized as a leader in vertical construction. Thirty‐nine years of working for clients such as Lucasfilm, California Academy of Sciences, eBay, Oracle Corporation, Symantec and Starwood Lodging has secured its position as a leading builder of large‐scale, high‐profile projects.  

About Obayashi Corporation

Established in 1892 in Osaka, Japan, Obayashi operates in Japan and other countries, including Southeast Asia and Australia, as well as the U.S. and Europe. Obayashi has capital assets of 57 billion Yen ($570 Million), 12,563 employees, and has an extensive group of subsidiaries and materials suppliers worldwide. As one of the largest construction companies in the world, Obayashi has extensive expertise in both vertical and heavy civil construction.