Huntsville Center awards contract to upgrade facilities in Greenland

Published June 30, 2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded a $38 million task order contract to Serco Inc., of Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 3, to upgrade facilities at the U.S. Air Force’s Thule Air Base in Greenland.

Under the contract, Huntsville Center’s Facilities Repair and Renewal Program and Serco Inc. will provide testing and upgrades to the High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Protection of Ballistic Missile Early Warnings Systems and miscellaneous architectural, mechanical and electrical upgrades at the air base.

The services contract was awarded on the Resilient Power and Mechanical Systems Basic Ordering Agreement and has a period of performance of five years.  The project will enhance and modernize the radar’s HEMP protection in support of the U.S. Air Force Space Command and U.S. Strategic Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The project kicked off June 23; work is expected to be complete by June 2021.

Huntsville Center’s Facilities Repair and Renewal Program, in Huntsville, Alabama, offers a fast track, efficient method for design and execution of all types of facility repairs, renovations and minor construction. This program is available to all USACE districts and their customers as part of the command’s one door to the Corps policy. 


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