Contract awarded for new facility at NASA Langley

HAMPTON, Va. (AP/WAVY) — A New York City-based company has been awarded a $23 million contract to build a new computational research facility at the NASA Langley Research Center.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Turner Construction Company will build the new 40,000 square-foot facility in Hampton.

“Langley is very excited to have this contract awarded. The new consolidated data center will allow our engineers and scientists to perform advanced computational research and development in an energy efficient and sustainable facility,” said Cathy Mangum, director of Langley¹s Center Operations Directorate. “This new capability will be a critical element toward revitalizing Langley while advancing the center’s initiative toward computational digital transformation, which allows advanced computational simulation to anchor the research and development testing that we perform to meet the NASA mission.”

The facility marks the district’s first major construction project for NASA Langley. The two agencies signed a master support agreement in 2012 and the district has been providing technical and contracting services on a smaller scale since.

Construction is expected to begin later this month and the facility could be completed in August 2016.

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