BL Harbert International is currently working on a crane retrofit in Hangar 45 and renovations to the entire Hangar 47 at Corpus Christi Army Depot in Texas.
During World War II, NAS Corpus Christi provided new facilities for land and seaplane training. This location was chosen because of its strategic location in the Gulf. It was also to equal the size and plane capacity of NAS Pensacola, Florida.
Since then, these hangars have been repurposed and used for shop space by the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) for many years. CCAD has now grown to be the Army’s premier helicopter repair, overhaul, and maintenance center. The old seaplane hangars are now being renovated to better serve the new mission and intended use.
The renovations of the 108,393-square-foot Hangar 47 will allow CCAD to continue providing world-class maintenance of aircraft such as UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, AH-64 Apache, and OH-58 Kiowa. Pictured above is the original Hangar47 in its prime during the 1940s.
This project is split into two phases. Phase 1 is a crane retrofit in Hangar 45 (to be completed in March). Phase 2 is the renovation of Hangar 47. Scope of work includes structural stabilization, removal and replacement of the exterior envelope, renovation of the hangar bay, updating all mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, updating security system, and various finishes.