On Nov 23/09, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced [PDF] Kuwait’s formal request for the design and construction of Kuwait Air Force facilities and infrastructure. The estimated cost of the project is $700 million.
The US Congress has 30 days to block the transaction; if no action is taken, the Kuwait government will enter into negotiations with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the project. Should everything go smoothly, USACE will provide the Kuwait government with engineering, planning, design, acquisition, contract administration, construction management, and other technical services for construction of facilities and infrastructure at Al Mubarak Air Base and the Kuwait Air Force Headquarters Complex…
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a $51.5 million firm-fixed-price contract to KBE Ventures, a Farmington, CT-based joint venture of KBE Building Corporation and Derita Construction, to build an Armed Forces Reserve Center at Cucia Park in Middletown, CT.
The contract includes construction of a 164,000-square-foot training facility with administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, vault, weapons simulator, and physical fitness areas for 4 Army Reserve units and 6 Connecticut Army National Guard units…
Flooding in Chalmette, LA from Hurricane Katrina (click to view larger)
Odebrecht-Baker in Coral Gables, FL won a $278.8 million construction contract for levee improvements to the Chalmette Loop from Verret to Caernarvon in St. Bernard Parish, LA.
The Chalmette Loop contract is 1 of hundreds of contract being awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers under the Hurricane Protection System (HPS). For a list of HPS contracts, including future contracts being awarded in the coming fiscal years, click here [PDF].
Under this contract, Odebrecht-Baker will build a floodwall along the Chalmette Loop.
CH2M Hill in Englewood, CO won a $95 million multiple award indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity with a resulting fixed firm price contract for architect-engineering services for the National Guard (Army and Air) nationwide (52 states and territories).
CH2M expects to complete the work by Sept 8/14. For the solicitation, 59 bids were received by the NGB-PARC-S (W90FYQ-09-D-0003).
Moffatt & Nichol in Long Beach, CA won a maximum $100 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity architect/ engineer (A/E) contract for design support services for various waterfront/ marine projects covered by the Defense Policy Review Initiative and other projects in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of responsibility (AOR).
The Defense Policy Review Initiative established [PDF] a framework for the relocation of American military units in Japan to other areas. “US Military Gearing up on Guam” has more on the US Marine Corps plan to shift 8,000 Marines from Japanese bases to Guam.
Moffatt & Nichol expects to perform the work in the NAVFAC Pacific AOR, and complete it by August 2014. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 4 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific in Pearl Harbor, HI (N62742-09-D-0002). The company will provide a number of design support services to NAVFAC…
DTC Engineers & Constructions in Hamden, CT won a $19 million firm-fixed-price contract for the design and construction of an Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) in Mayaguez, PR, with an estimated completion date of June 3/11. Bids were posted on the Web with 8 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District in Kentucky (W912QR-09-C-0067).
DTC will build a 75,000-sq-ft AFRC training building, a 21,000-sq-ft vehicle maintenance shop (VMS), an 1,800-sq-ft unheated storage facility, and provide 10,000 square yards for organizational parking, antiterrorism measures and building information systems. Buildings will be permanent construction with HVAC systems, plumbing, mechanical systems, security systems, and electrical systems. Supporting facilities include land clearing, paving, fencing, general site improvements, and extension of utilities. Physical security measures will be incorporated into the design, including maximum standoff distance from roads, parking areas, and vehicle unloading areas.
The USACE is also looking to build an AFRC at Fort Buchanan in San Juan…
Weston Solutions in Houston, TX won an $82.7 million contract for levee work in the Houston-Galveston navigation channel. Weston will undertake levee repairs, levee raisings, and shore protection to placement areas used for the Houston-Galveston navigation channel. The placement area includes the following: Lost Lake, Peggy Lake, Alexander Island, Spilman Island, Atkinson Island, Mid Bay, and Redfish Island.
Weston will perform the work in Harris and Chambers Counties, TX with an estimated completion date of Sept 30/11. 4 bids were solicited with 3 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston (W912BV-08-D-2012). Other firms that were eligible to bid for the project were Environmental Chemical, Kellogg Brown & Root Services, and Kiewit Texas Construction.
Lake Ponchartrain and New Orleans (shaded area) (click to view larger)
Tetra Tech EC in Norcross, GA won a $33.3 million, 18-month firm-fixed-price contract to build a hurricane risk reduction floodwall and five floodgates in the Lake Ponchartrain area of New Orleans, LA.
Under the contract, Tetra-Tech EC will demolish and rebuild a floodwall and gates, drive piling, build earthwork to upgrade levees that reach from the 17th Street Canal to Topaz Street along the lakefront, and upgrade roadwork and utility installations. Bids were solicited on the web with 4 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Hurricane Protection Office in New Orleans (W912P8-09-C-0077).
Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in 2005, had a major impact on Lake Ponchartrain…
PC Mechanical in Santa Maria, CA won a $26.2 million firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for repair, overhaul, and preventative maintenance services for civil engineering support equipment at the Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center located at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, CA (60%) and at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport located in Gulfport, MS (40%). This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring its cumulative value to $139.5 million.
DID has more on the types of vehicles that PC Mechanical will repair…