Middle East District Awards Waterfront Development Program, Phase III, Bahrain

Published March 2, 2012

The Waterfront Development Program will provide facilities to support U.S. Navy operations in Bahrain. (USACE photo - Joan Kibler) WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District awarded a contract for phase three of the Waterfront Development Program in Bahrain on Feb. 29. Awarded for $21.4 million, the contract went to Contrack International, Inc., of McLean, Va.

The Waterfront Development Program is a multi-phased project located on 70 acres at the Mina Salmon port near Manama for use by U.S. and allied ships and personnel and tenant commands. The Phase III contract will provide an operations building, security facilities, site work, utilities, and site improvements. The period of performance is two years.

The first phase of construction is nearing completion, and the second phase is expected to be finished this October. Facilities include utilities, operations and maintenance building, vehicle storage, small craft berthing facility, and port operations and harbor patrol facilities.

On behalf of USACE, the Middle East District provides engineering, construction and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia and other areas. Its work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the District provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Afghanistan.

Release no. 13-082