US Navy selects Stantec to lead large waterfront project

WCN Editorial Team 21 Apr 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic of the US Navy has selected global design firm Stantec to lead a large waterfront project.

The project involves multidiscipline architect‐engineer services as part of a five-year, $60m indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

As part of this IDIQ contract, Stantec will support the planning, design, construction, and renovation of large waterfront projects within NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic’s North area of responsibility (AOR).

This includes work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.

The IDIQ contract is another notch in Stantec’s more than 60-year legacy of supporting projects of NAVFAC and Department of Defense (DoD), which also involves the firm’s fourth consecutive Waterfront IDIQ with NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic.

At present, Stantec is delivering on its previous IDIQ contract with NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic, which obtained a $30m supplement in contracting capacity not long ago. This has resulted in a total contracting capacity of $90m.

Stantec US Federal Program senior vice-president Chris Williams said: “With decades-long knowledge in supporting the US Navy’s mission and NAVFAC’s objectives and project requirements, Stantec is proud to be a trusted partner in modernising America’s waterfront infrastructure. Over the past 10 years, our team has helped deliver over 40 mission-critical projects, including work to advance the Navy’s Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP).”

Stantec is presently design head for multiple major infrastructure projects at PNSY in Kittery, Maine, as part of the US Navy’s 20-year SIOP.

The $20-bn programme aims to rebuild and modernise shipyards at Kittery, Maine; Norfolk, Virginia; Puget Sound, Washington; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Stantec’s scope of work with this IDIQ contract includes structural, civil, architectural, electrical, mechanical, planning, environmental, cost estimating, and geotechnical services.

In line with DoD’s mission, projects under this IDIQ qualify as essential, mission-critical work and have thus not ceased even during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Primary work focus will be on the Naval facilities in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, with scope to include NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic’s other AORs when required.

Waterfront project types may comprise wharves, piers, dry docks, dredging, berthing and mooring, coastal and shoreline protection, plus waterfront-related utilities.

Auxiliary projects may consist of roads, buildings, bridges, storm water management, seismic evaluation and design, and civil engineering studies.

Bolstered by a global workforce of around 22,000 personnel, Stantec has established itself as a leader in the planning and design of waterfront facilities.

Apart from supporting Naval facility projects, the Stantec team has also led the planning, design, and engineering of several important waterfront projects, including the Panama Canal Expansion and the Honolulu Harbor 2050 Master Plan, in addition to shipyard modernisation projects in British Columbia’s Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt and the Seaspan Vancouver Shipyard.


Waterfront project types may comprise wharves, piers, dry docks, dredging, berthing and mooring, coastal and shoreline protection, plus waterfront-related utilities. Credit: JP Valery/Unsplash.

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