The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected US-based Bechtel National for the Iraq Infrastructure II contract, a multi-million dollar infrastructure repair and rehabilitation deal.
The contract provides funding of up to $1.8 billion over 24 months. Funding is subject to congressional notification and availability of funds. It will fund work similar to the work initiated under USAID's current infrastructure contract in Iraq, which was awarded in April.
The Iraq Infrastructure II contract will fund a range of projects including: repair of power generation facilities, electrical grids, municipal water systems and sewage systems; continued rehabilitation or repair of airport facilities; and additional dredging, repair and upgrading of the seaport at Umm Qasr.
The contractor will also repair and build government and public facilities including schools, selected ministry buildings and major irrigation structures, as well as restore essential transport links.
It is anticipated that Bechtel National, teamed with
Parsons, will work through subcontractors on a number of these tasks after developing an implementation plan in conjunction with USAID. Horne Engineering has already been commissioned as procurement support subcontractor for the project. Horne Engineering is a formal protege of Bechtel National. — (menareport.com)
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