Construction contractor CMS Corporation has secured an $11.6 million task order to refurbish fuel tanks at Gowen Field Air National Guard Base in Idaho and Hill Air Force Base in Utah, as part of the Air Force Regional Engineering and Construction West Region contract.
The scope of work involves cleaning, repairing and returning two 10,000-BBL Jet-A fuel tanks at Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, each measuring 42.5 feet in diameter by 40-feet high. CMS will also repair eight Jet-A storage tanks at Hill Air Force Base, with capacities ranging from 7,164 BBL to 55,000 BBL. The two largest tanks, each holding 55,000 BBL, measure 93 feet in diameter by 52-feet, three-inches high. A barrel (BBL) is equal to 42 gallons. A 10,000-BBL capacity tank is around 420,000 gallons.
Repair tasks include internal and external tank coating, tank bottom repairs or replacements, pipe support repairs, shell manway restoration, gauge replacements, stilling well maintenance, valve replacements, high and low-level alarm upgrades, piping modifications, nozzle repairs, roof vent and inspection hatch work, scaffold support installation, telltale enhancements and tank grounding cable maintenance.
Additionally, the project will involve the removal and installation of internal access ladders, circumferential stairways, crossover stairs, platforms, containment stairs and new internal floating roofs. Electrical repairs and containment restoration will also be part of the project scope.
“We are honored to be entrusted with this $11.6 million task order to repair fuel tanks at Gowen Field Air National Guard Base and Hill Air Force Base,” said CMS Chairman and CEO Ernest Enrique. “This award underscores our commitment to excellence in Air Force fuels work, and our dedication to supporting the vital missions of our nation’s military. We look forward to delivering top-notch solutions for our client.”