Rapid response to crisis at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam
|Location:||Andersen Air Force Base, Guam|
|Client:||US Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence|
|Value:||(Project) US$74.2 million|
|Date:||2003 – 2006|
Following a typhoon in Guam, a US territory in the Pacific Ocean, Andersen Air Force Base was badly damaged. Concrete structures were destroyed and electricity supplies were cut for more than three weeks. The base needed extensive emergency repair and fortification to strengthen it for the future.
AMEC programme-managed a series of construction projects, including the installation of new power generators and fuel tanks; and a new underground electricity distribution network to replace overhead lines and eliminate the risk of future power-cuts. We overcame the challenges of extreme climatic conditions by placing the new generators and fuel storage tanks in earthquake- and hurricane-resistant concrete structures.
Our attention to detail, the quality of our work and the cost savings we delivered through value engineering resulted in the award of multiple new contracts.
The management and maintenance of US military bases at optimal performance capacity is essential in facilitating a rapid response to today’s security challenges. Our ability to respond to emergencies and to manage the construction and reconstruction of facilities globally will be an increasingly important support service for the US Government’s Base Realignment and Closure programme.