Stantec has received a $35m contract from the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to deliver planning and preliminary design of a multi-mission dry dock and other upgrades at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.
Under the contract, Stantec will provide preliminary design services to enhance the shipyard’s capabilities to support naval personnel.
Work will include shipyard structures that allow vessels to be hauled into a dock when it is flooded.
Water in the dock is drained out after the vessels are positioned over keel blocks to begin overhaul, maintenance, or repairs work.
Stantec programme manager Paul Harrington said: “We have a 60-plus year history at PNSY and that brings a deep understanding of the past, present and future state of this critical infrastructure.
“We value our long working relationship with NAVFAC and the public works staff and are excited to continue that partnership on these critical projects.”
Critical upgrades are expected to boost the country’s military readiness and support the PSNY workforce as they carry out repair and modernisation works on naval vessels.
The navy is set to undertake a $20bn capital programme to modernise the public shipyards.
The projects at the PNSY represent tasks to be carried under Stantec’s $60m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the provision of multi-discipline waterfront architect-engineering services for the NAVFAC, Mid-Atlantic region.
Stantec’s five-year IDIQ contract is expected to include dry docks, piers, wharves, bulkheads, crane rail systems, dredging, coastal and shoreline protection, and waterfront-related utilities.