CMS Awarded $5.4M Fuels Project in Bahamas

by | Sep 21, 2020 | News

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense construction prime contractor, announced today it has been awarded a $5.4M project to clean and repair seven fuel tanks at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) located at Naval Station Andros Island in the Bahamas. Located just west of Nassau and roughly 180 nautical miles southeast of West Palm Beach, FL, the AUTEC is a laboratory that performs integrated 3-D hydrospace/aerospace trajectory measurements covering the entire spectrum of undersea simulated warfare — calibration,  classifications, detection and destruction. The AUTEC mission is to assist in establishing and maintaining naval ability of the United States through testing, evaluation and underwater research.

Under this project, CMS will make repairs to seven tanks, including such items as high/low level alarms, platforms and stairs, valves and flanges, piping, and areas where the coatings have failed. The tanks contain either Jet A-1 fuel, diesel fuel or MOGAS and are all currently “in service.” The project will be phased, so only one tank of a given fuel type is taken out of service at a time. The period of performance for this project is 18 months.

This award was made under CMS’s Worldwide Engineering and Construction prime contract with the U.S. Air Force.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “This project has a number of unique challenges above and beyond working during a pandemic, including limited site access, the logistics of getting equipment and materials to the island, and the potential for weather impacts during the hurricane season. CMS is currently executing another large fuels project in the Caribbean – a $5.4M tank repair and vehicle refueling station project at Luis Munoz Marin Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico – and is well versed in managing these unique challenges. We look forward to executing this project in support of the AUTEC mission.”

CMS is an award-winning construction contractor with design-build experience and strong self-performance capabilities in mechanical, piping and fabrication work. Our scope of services encompasses new construction, renovations, fueling systems, and energy and sustainability projects for a wide range of federal government and commercial clients. Our standard business practices of empowering our employees, partnering with our clients, and consistently applying innovative solutions to project challenges enables us to provide our customers with the best value for their construction dollars.

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