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Marines Order $37.8 Million of Solar Power Equipment from Austin Firm
Marines Order $37.8 Million of Solar Power Equipment from Austin Firm | aust_txbz, photovoltaic canopies, ground arrays, solar energy, URS, URS-IAP, Marines, Camp Lejeune,

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Texas Business reports:  An Austin firm won a $37.8 million order for design and construction of a solar power center for U.S. Marines, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. 

URS-IAP LLC  of Austin received a $37,891,918 firm-fixed-price task order under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract for design and construction of Marine Corps energy initiative at various locations at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune   is a  United States military training facility in North Carolina with 14 miles of beaches. 

It is used as a an area for  base's 14 miles (23 km) of beaches make it a major area for amphibious assault training.

 The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of photovoltaic canopies and ground arrays that will provide approximately 5.37 mega-watts of electricity. 

Photovoltaic solar power canopy systems use transparent modules and provide the same benefits of architectural canopies.  The system generates its own electricity.

The task order also contains one unexercised option which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $45,398,369.

Work will be performed in Jacksonville, North Carolina and is expected to be completed by September 2012.

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

Two proposals were received for this task order.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic of Norfolk, Virginia handled the contracting activity.