OCTOBER 2016 – Work is officially underway with the groundbreaking of the new KC-46A Tanker Sustainment Campus at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This future depot maintenance facility will be home to the Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling aircraft, the KC-46A Pegasus. The Contrack Watts / Garney Federal joint venture will construct $36 million in new utility infrastructure for the depot maintenance facility, including water, wastewater, industrial waste, storm, and dry utilities. This project marks the first of several military construction projects to deliver KC-46 capabilities to Tinker Air Force Base. The KC-46A Pegasus, designed by Boeing, will refuel military aircraft while employing multiple layers of protection to detect and defeat in medium-threat environments.
The 158-acre campus will provide a number of hangars, ramp infrastructure, software innovation labs, and engine test facilities. This facility will benefit the nation’s generations for years to come, and will generate more than 1,300 new jobs for the State of Oklahoma. The Contrack Watts / Garney Federal team anticipates completing construction by spring 2018.
This is a milestone project for Garney Federal. “We are excited to serve our Air Force through this Army Corps of Engineers contract,” said Jay McQuillen, P.E., President of Garney Federal. “Working with our pipe operations and industry partners, we see this as an opportunity to add the Federal customer to Garney’s already successful public client operations. This project will carry us well into 2017, and allow Garney Federal to build Government contracting capabilities.”