San Diego-based Harper Construction Co. Inc. was recently awarded two task orders, totaling more than $18 million, for U.S. Navy base construction projects.

According to a U.S. Defense Department statement, Harper was awarded a task order under a previously awarded contract for approximately $8.5 million, to modernize and repair Rambur Hall buildings at Naval Base San Diego. Work is expected to be completed by April 2014 and includes upgrades of security, electrical and plumbing systems, with renovations of bathrooms and kitchens.

Also awarded to Harper Construction was a $9.7 million task order, also under a previous contract award, for renovations of bachelors enlisted quarters at Naval Base Ventura County. Work on facility systems will be performed in Point Mugu, with completion expected in April 2014.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego is the contracting entity on both task orders.