US Army Corps of Engineers Awards Stantec with National Dam and Levee Safety ContractStantec will provide geotechnical services for flood damage...US Army Corps of Engineers Awards Stantec with National Dam and Levee Safety Contract
Stantec will provide geotechnical services for flood damage reduction projects
EDMONTON, Alberta and NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District, has awarded global design firm Stantec with a five-year, $45 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Under this geotechnical services contract, the firm will be tasked to support the USACE mission to plan, design, evaluate, construct, operate, and control flood damage reduction projects within the Continental United States and its territories.
Stantec will provide various geotechnical services for dam and levee safety projects. These complex projects will include the stability of earthen and gravity dams, seepage management and control features, design of embankments and foundations, expert subject-matter consultation, seismic hazard/ground motion/liquefaction studies, and risk-informed geotechnical assessments, analyses, and design. In alignment with the mission of the Department of Defense, projects under this IDIQ qualify as essential work and are expected to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve provided geotechnical and engineering services for civil works projects in partnership with USACE, Huntington District, for nearly five decades, helping USACE to make risk-informed decisions through reliable exploration and engineering services,” said Chris Williams, senior vice president for Stantec’s US Federal Program. “We’re thrilled to continue this trusted partnership and advance the critical mission to secure and improve our nation’s infrastructure.”
The IDIQ contract continues Stantec’s 60-plus-year history supporting USACE, which has involved thousands of task orders to address civil works, environmental, and military construction programs. The firm has aided in planning, investigations, special studies, design, maintenance, construction management, and commissioning services nationwide. Stantec’s national civil works and geotechnical services for USACE include maintenance, investigation, and design expertise.
Stantec is currently providing engineering services to USACE’s Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise. The firm has completed multiple task orders for major civil works projects, such as the Bluestone Dam in West Virginia, Folsom Dam in California, Lewisville Dam Auxiliary Spillway in Texas, and Keystone Dam in Oklahoma. Stantec engineers, geologists, and professional staff have worked on nearly 20 of USACE’s highest priority systems, providing tailored solutions to complex dam and levee safety issues.
Stantec is an industry leader in the hydropower and dam sector with experience encompassing feasibility studies, detailed design, and construction management of more than 5,000 dam projects around the globe. The team has designed some of the world’s most prominent projects, including the Panama Canal Expansion; the Tekeze Dam in Ethiopia, the tallest concrete arch dam in Africa at its completion; the Warragamba Dam raise in Australia; the San Vicente Dam Raise, the largest concrete dam raise in the US; and the Mangla Dam in Pakistan.