$614M design/build projects underway for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' pump station

A $614.8 million water pump station design/build contract is underway at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA, May 14, 2013 -- A $614.8 million pump station design/build contract is underway at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. North American design firm Stantec will serve as the lead design engineer and architect for the project and will plan to build three Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps (PCCP) facilities near Lake Pontchartrain at the end of the 17th Street, Orleans Avenue, and London Avenue Outfall Canals in New Orleans, La.

The PCCP project will provide long-term and sustainable measures for reducing the risk from heavy tropical rainfalls and the 100-year storm surge event. This risk reduction is currently being provided by interim closure structures and pumps that were installed following Hurricane Katrina. These three new permanent facilities will form one of the largest drainage pumping station projects in the world, and will operate continuously and independently during major hurricane events.

Stantec Vice President and Design Director for the project, R. L. Mullins, Jr., said, "We have a strong track record of designing significant drainage pump stations and we are excited to be part of this critical project for the greater New Orleans area Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System. This project will expand on our commitment to serve the U.S. Federal market and enhance our existing operations in Louisiana."

Stantec will provide a range of design services to PCCP Constructors, a Joint Venture, including architecture, civil, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and controls design, project management and construction support. According to the US Army Corps of Engineers, construction is expected to begin this fall and will take approximately 44 months to complete.

About Stantec

Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets at every stage, from the initial conceptualization and financial feasibility study to project completion and beyond. Our services are provided on projects around the world through approximately 12,000 employees operating out of more than 200 locations in North America and 4 locations internationally.

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