Middle East District awards contract for Piers and Dredging, Iraq

Published May 7, 2014

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District awarded a contract for a floating pier and associated dredging in Iraq. The contract was awarded on April 29, to PAT GD JV LLC of Rochester Hills, Mich., for $24.4 million.

The contract calls for the design and construction of a new floating pier with associated utilities, and the dredging of the adjacent harbor and navigational channel for use by the Iraq Navy. The period of performance is 17 months.

This work is being accomplished in support of the foreign military sales program. A component of the Defense Department’s security assistance program, accomplished through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, FMS transfers defense equipment, services and training to allied nations to increase stability and capabilities for mutual benefit.

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.

Kristin Hoelen

Release no. 14-004