Pentagon contracts flow into Charleston, Greenville

Staff Report

Published Oct. 1, 2012

Two South Carolina communities will be sites for work on $244 million of defense contracts that the Pentagon announced Friday.

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s site in Greenville will share in a $218 million contract to modify Coast Guard HC-130J Hercules aircraft.

Coast Guard HC-130J HerculesThe second contract for more than $26 million involves the construction of an aviation fuel storage and distribution facility at Joint Base Charleston.

Lockheed Martin’s Greenville site, which provides full service maintenance, repair and overhaul services, will work on the Coast Guard aircraft. The Pentagon said work also will be performed at Lockheed Martin’s facilities in Marietta, Ga.

The Hercules, powered by four turboprop engines, is used by the Coast Guard for search-and-rescue and maritime reconnaissance missions. It carries a crew of five to seven, depending on the scope of the mission.

The contract calls for work to be completed by May 31, 2016.

MEB General Contractors Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., has been named to handle the construction contract at Joint Base Charleston.

The facility will provide new bulk fuel storage tanks and a pump house, the Pentagon said. The project also includes construction of an operations building with sustainable design features, secondary containment, filter separators, emergency generator, and anti-terrorism force protection requirements.

Work is expected to be completed by July 2014.

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