Cannon construction contract approved

Freedom New Mexico

WASHINGTON — A $12.1 million contract to renovate a fuel storage and loading facility at Cannon Air Force Base has been approved, according to a press release issued Friday by Sen. Pete Domenici’s office.

First funded before the base was targeted by the 2005 base closure process, the project involves the renovation of the existing tank farm at Cannon to increase the fuel storage capacity for aircraft, diesel and gasoline fuels, the release said. The project will include a new pumping station, fuel systems and storage tanks. Existing fill stands, off-load areas and distribution systems will be demolished and replaced.

The contract was awarded through the Army Corps of Engineers to Nova Group Inc. of Napa, Calif., and is expected to be completed by July 2009, the release said.

Domenici, R-N.M., is a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.