US Navy awards AICUZ and RAICUZ studies contract to Ecology and Environment

27 April 2015 (Last Updated April 27th, 2015 18:30)

Ecology and Environment (E & E) has been contracted to provide base development planning and engineering services for air installations compatible use zones (AICUZ) and range air installations compatible use zones (RAICUZ) studies to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic.

Ecology and Environment (E & E) has been contracted to provide base development planning and engineering services for air installations compatible use zones (AICUZ) and range air installations compatible use zones (RAICUZ) studies to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic.

The company's AICUZ plans feature in depth analyses of aircraft noise, accident potential zones, land use compatibility, operational alternatives and potential solutions to both existing and potentially incompatible land use problems.

The company's RAICUZ plans have been developed for installation in training situations, which include air-to-ground weapons delivery, quantify range safety and delineate strategies for lands affected by potential weapon and noise impacts.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, worth $15m, is expected to be completed by April 2020.

"We have been able to take a leadership role in assessing the impacts of emerging encroachment issues."

E & E vice-president and navy practise leader Mike Kane said: "Through our extensive navy project experience, we have been able to take a leadership role in assessing the impacts of emerging encroachment issues.

"Our understanding of encroachment management, installation and community planning, and strategic outreach and partnering extends well beyond the conventional ways of thinking about these issues."

The company has previously completed more than 100 assignments for AICUZ, RAICUZ and encroachment planning, provided the navy with technical support for high-priority issues.

E & E will carry out the work in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, California, and the adjacent waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, such as the US, the Caribbean, Europe, North Africa, and other areas across the world.