Fallbrook-based Straub Construction Inc. received a $46.3 million U.S. Navy contract for hangar modernization and additions at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The hangar work will accommodate the F-35C Lightning II aircraft, which the Navy plans to introduce to the fleet.
Building additions will expand all of the aircraft maintenance high bay space, crews and shops space, administrative, equipment and maintenance spaces, a Pentagon statement said. Renovation will include some demolition work, asbestos and lead abatement, new finishes, roof replacement and incidental structural and secondary utility system modifications and upgrades, as well as site improvements.
Work is expected to be complete in December 2017. If the Navy exercises two options on the contract, the value of the work will rise slightly to $46.8 million.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest of San Diego awarded the deal, announced May 31. The office received seven proposals.