By Mr. Justin Matthew Ward (USACE)October 19, 2009
WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District awarded an 84-million-euro contract Oct. 15 for the design and construction of the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) Command and Battle Center at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany.
The Command and Battle Center project is the centerpiece to consolidating the USAREUR Headquarters, 5th Signal Command, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade and other support units at Wiesbaden from dispersed locations in three different communities to improve operational capability and save millions of dollars in the future.
The contract, awarded to M+W Zander Israel, will provide USAREUR a 285,000-square-foot, three-story consolidated operations center with more than 1,000 work stations, plus extensive planning and coordination space. The building will have flexible modular office space to allow tailoring command and control functions to specific missions. It will provide 21st Century command and control, communications and automated planning tools for USAREUR that do not exist elsewhere in Europe.
The contract also includes the design and construction of a three-story parking garage. Work on the contract will begin immediately, and construction will be executed over the next three years.
Planning for the construction has benefited from excellent communication and coordination between the garrison and host nation agencies.
M+W Zander Israel is a wholly-owned subsidiary of M+W Zander, itself a subsidiary of Victory Industriebeteiligung AG, a full-service architecture, engineering and construction services firm.