Naval Base Guam breaks ground on new mini-mart, gas station

SANTA RITA, Guam (Dec. 19, 2012) – U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Ward, center, is joined by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas representatives and others as they break ground for the new Navy Exchange Guam Mini-mart and Gas Station on the base Dec. 19. Patrons can look forward to a new, modernized facility in the coming year to be built across from the NBG fire station. (U.S. Navy photo by Shaina Marie Santos)

Naval Base Guam breaks ground on new mini-mart, gas station

by: Public Affairs Office/Commander,
Joint Region Marianas
published: December 20, 2012
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Santa Rita, Guam (Dec. 20, 2012) – The Navy held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Navy Exchange Guam Mini-mart and Gas Station project on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Dec. 19.

The $7.4 million facility is designed to provide a new adequately sized and configured concrete mini-mart and gas station.

Capt. Mike Ward, NBG commanding officer, said the groundbreaking on the facility is a component in moving the base forward and making it a premier installation in the Navy enterprise.

“It symbolizes the Navy’s commitment not only here on Naval Base Guam, but across the board, the impact on our families’ and service members’ quality of life on our Navy bases and I’m very proud of that,” Ward said.

The building will obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification when completed. It will be outfitted with energy efficient designs including high-efficiency windows and water safety fixtures.

The mini-mart will be complete with retail sales, customer service, a receiving and storage facility and employee facilities with a separate fast food franchise. The gas station will consist of at least six double-sided fuel dispensing islands for three grades of gasoline and diesel under a full canopy, tire refill, auto vacuum stations and a propane tank refill station for small consumer propane tanks. 

The project was awarded to P&S Construction July 12, 2010, and is expected to be completed December 2013.