U.S. Army awards 43 million euro contract for construction in Bulgaria
September 18, 2008
By Justin Ward
WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has awarded a two-year, 43 million euro ($61.15 million) contract to construct a Forward Operating Site at the Novo Selo Training Area in central Bulgaria to Sede Secondaria Italiana, the Vicenza-, Italy, based branch of Bilfinger Berger AG, a construction and services firm headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. Bilfinger-Berger Sede Secondaria Italiana plans to use all local contractors, including its main Bulgarian teaming partner, Dolomit, based in Burgas, Bulgaria, to execute the project.
The contract provides funds for simple, expeditionary structures to be used in future joint military training activities. Primary facilities include 23 barracks buildings to support about 2,500 soldiers as well as administrative, operational, maintenance, storage, dining, and medical facilities.
Supporting facilities include utilities, roads, walkways, and parking areas.
Work on the contract is expected to begin in November and be completed by summer 2011.