NAVAL AIR STATION
Kingsville, TX
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$ 6,273,281 (Electrical)
UNITED STATES NAVY
GARDNER ZEMKE COMPANY

Overview Naval Air Station Kingsville is one of the U.S. Navy’s premier locations for jet aviation training. Located just east of Kingsville, TX, population 25,000, the Naval Air Station’s primary mission is to train tactical jet pilots for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. To accomplish its mission, NAS Kingsville is home to Training Air Wing TWO and several tenant command, military as well as civilian, with a total complement of approximately 300 officers, 200 enlisted, 350 civilian personnel, and 625 contract maintenance personnel.

Details This Design-Build project includes providing extensive replacement of existing airfield lighting systems under a Design-Build Contract with the Navy. Our Design / Engineering Partner on this project is CARTER-BURGESS of Dallas, TX. Systems include Approach Lighting Systems, Optical Landing Signal Stations and Wheels-Watch/Wave-Off systems, Threshold Lighting Systems, Hold Position Systems, Runway and Taxiway edge lighting, airfield signage, and Simulated Carrier Deck Lighting Systems.

Also included is vault upgrades, medium and low voltage distribution, construction of underground distribution systems and miscellaneous incidental work. One of the biggest challenges of the project will be to avoid impacting the airfield operations. The job is, therefore, broken down into five phases based on runway closures. We anticipate that runway closures will begin early in 2004 with final completion by March 2005.

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