Sauer has secured a $25 million contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to build a Littoral Combat Ship operational training facility at Naval Station Mayport in Florida.
The U.S. Navy said Monday the facility will be equipped with systems trainers, simulators, classrooms, personnel support space, a high-bay operational training area and applied instruction space to facilitate crew training for Freedom-class ships.
The building will also feature anti-terrorism/force protection components as well as built-in and additional construction equipment to accommodate future expansions, the Navy added.
“Awarding this contract marks another significant step in supporting additional homeporting of littoral combat ships at Naval Station Mayport,” said Capt. David Yoder, commanding officer at NS Mayport.
The LCS training facility is designed to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Defense Department‘s anti-terrorism standards for buildings.
Sauer is scheduled to finish the construction project in April 2018.