Hawaii venture wins Navy contract for Guam wharves

HONOLULU (AP) - The Navy has awarded an $86 million contract to a Honolulu-based joint venture for wharf improvements at Guam's Apra Harbor.

Guam MACC Builders won the contract. The renovations will assist the loading and unloading of ships helping thousands of U.S.

Marines move to the U.S. territory from Okinawa, Japan.

The existing wharves were built in 1945. The Navy says renovations are needed so the naval base can accommodate modern ships.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific said Thursday the work includes the removal of a deteriorated water distribution system and the installation of new ship connection risers.

Guam MACC Builders is a joint venture between Watts Constructors, Obayashi Corp., Healy Tibbitts and Webcor Builders.

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