ACCIONA CMS JV Wins $17M Port Ops Facility at NS Rota

BARGERSVILLE, IN USA and MADRID, SPAIN – ACCIONA CMS JV announced it has been awarded a $17.2 million project to construct Port Operations Facilities at Naval Station (NS) Rota, Spain. This is the initial task order (or seed project) awarded to the JV under the US Navy’s $500 million Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) at Rota, Spain.

For this project, the JV will construct a 3-story Port Operations Facility that will serve as a consolidated compound for intermodal management and port operations at NS Rota. The building will include a small craft maintenance high bay area, workshops, storage areas, an oil spill response area, a hazardous supply & waste storage area, bunk rooms, locker & shower rooms, a conference room, and office spaces, as well as an administrative suite to accommodate Spanish Port Operations personnel and functions. The JV will also construct a Harbor Control Tower to house equipment and work areas, as well as a Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) with offices, conference and training rooms, and a QA testing room.

Project completion is expected in Summer 2024. The JV is also currently bidding additional task orders under the Rota MACC, including a large hangar renovation and construction of an expeditionary maintenance facility and a new Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) maintenance shop and storage facility, with a combined value in the range of $65 million to $80 million.

Ernest Enrique, CEO of CMS Corporation, noted, “The JV is pleased to receive this first task order award under the Rota MACC. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with the Navy to safely deliver a high quality, timely and on budget Port Operations Facility that will support the NS Rota mission for years to come.”

ACCIONA CMS JV is a joint venture (JV) between Indiana-based CMS Corporation (CMS) and Madrid-based ACCIONA.

CMS Completes $27M Wharf Recapitalization for US Navy

BARGERSVILLE, IN: CMS Corporation (CMS) recently completed the $27.1M design-build recapitalization of deep draft berthing Wharf Charlie 2 (C-2) at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, FL. This project included construction of a new steel bulkhead at the existing Wharf C-2. CMS successfully navigated a number of unique challenges on this highly complex, high hazard project.

Crews placed 4,135 tons of piles, including 124 king piles and 282 sheet piles, placed 450 tons of rebar, poured 30,000 cubic yards of concrete, and performed extensive dewatering of excavations of 10 to 20 feet below sea level. Unique safety concerns included working at heights over water, trenching and excavating (e.g., installation of utilities below 8 feet in depth from finish grade), and heavy rigging (including crane work from landside over water and from barge over water). Crews performed over 2,000 crane lifts (including nearly 500 critical lifts) without incident.

CMS also constructed a new fuel delivery system. The system connected to the existing fuel line originating from the Navy Fuel Farm through six branch lines and ultimately to six fuel vaults on the bulkhead. The entire fuel system is comprised of double containment fuel piping and delivers both marine diesel fuel and JP-5 to ships moored at Wharf C-2.

At peak, CMS managed up to 10 subcontractors, including a crew of up to 60 people, working on site concurrently. Overall, the CMS project team worked nearly 157,000 labor hours with zero lost-time incidents.

Wharf Charlie 2 was officially accepted by the US Navy in a memorandum dated April 14, 2017. With the successful completion of this project, the service life of the original, degraded wharf bulkhead has been extended by an additional 50 years. With this new facility, the Navy can more efficiently fuel and service ships at NS Mayport.