SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $3.85 million contract Sept. 29 to Teehee-Straub Joint Venture of Oceanside to provide electrical upgrades at Dugway Proving Grounds, in Tooele County, Utah.
The electrical upgrades consist of several projects within a single contract with the purpose of providing more energy efficiency to Dugway. The projects include a 12.47 kilovolt transmission line, 7.5 miles of new cables and poles running from the installation substation to the nearby town of Baker, interior lighting upgrades, and street light replacement. The contractor is expected to complete the upgrades by late fall 2015.
The interior lighting upgrades will replace existing lighting fixtures with more energy-efficient fluorescent lighting fixtures.
LED street lights will replace 159 existing street lights in the English Village area of the installation. This project will also replace buried wire for 24 pole lights in the St. John’s housing area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strives to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the Armed Forces and the nation, and energy efficiency plays a large part in that goal.
Teehee-Straub Joint Venture is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.
Release no. 14-067