Middle East District Awards Contract for Wastewater Treatment Plant in Afghanistan

Published Nov. 4, 2011
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft lands at Forward Operating Base Shank. The Middle East District awarded a $5.4 million contract Nov. 2 for a Wastewater Treatment Plant at FOB Shank. (Photo by Spc. Stephen Meese; 173rd Brigade Support Battalion.)

WINCHESTER, Va. – The Middle District awarded the Wastewater Treatment Plant contract Nov. 2 to provide clean water and improve sanitation at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

The nearly $5.4 million contract was awarded to Technologists, Inc., (USA) of Rosslyn, Va. The project consists of an aerated lagoon wastewater treatment plant at FOB Shank with a treatment capacity of approximately 1,900,000 liters per day. Other support facilities in the contract include a control building, influent and effluent pump stations, sanitary sewer, electrical generation and connections, communications improvements, security fencing, drainage ditches and culverts, and other site improvements. The contract is scheduled for completion in one year.

The Middle East District awarded this contract on behalf of the Afghanistan Engineer District-North, headquartered in Kabul.

The Middle East District is responsible for providing engineering, construction and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia and other areas as required. 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. 13-097