PASADENA, CA, Dec. 7, 2011 -- Tetra Tech Inc. is one of three awardees with a combined contract ceiling of $750 million to provide sustainable infrastructure development services for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) water and energy projects in Afghanistan. Three firms will share in the multiple-award, indefinite quantity contract (IQC) to help renovate and modernize Afghanistan's water and energy sectors. Task orders will include construction services, design/build activities to include architectural/engineering (A/E) services, technical assistance, and other support services.
The new IQC is expected to address water issues including household, community, and urban water supply; treatment and sanitation; wastewater management; water reuse and water resources management; watershed planning; design and construction of small irrigation dams; and design and construction of large multi-purpose reservoirs.
Energy work under the IQC will include support for thermal, hydropower, solar, and wind energy generation projects; transmission and distribution; power imports; energy conservation and energy efficiency activities; and other technical support for commercial energy operations across Afghanistan.
"Tetra Tech is proud to support USAID's efforts to improve water and energy availability and accessibility in Afghanistan," said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech's Chairman and CEO. "This new program builds on our previous efforts related to water supply, sanitation, and energy in Afghanistan, where we are addressing critical needs as part of USAID's integrated international development effort."