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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards Stantec dam and levee safety contract

The Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded global design firm Stantec a five-year, $45 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the USACE mission to plan, design, evaluate, construct, operate and control flood damage reduction projects within the Continental U.S. and its territories.

Stantec will provide geotechnical services for dam and levee safety projects, including 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 Huntington District is one of 43 Corps districts and is responsible for 311 miles of the Ohio River, along with the tributary rivers and drainage basins that flow into the river. The district employs nearly 800 people and encompasses 45,000 square miles in parts of West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. The Huntington District has built and now maintains 35 flood risk reduction projects, more than any other district in the Corps. The district is home to two national centers, the Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise and the Planning Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation.

Stantec is 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 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.

Stantec’s experience encompasses feasibility studies, detailed design and construction management of more than 5,000 dam projects around the globe. The team has designed the Panama Canal Expansion; 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 Mangla Dam in Pakistan.