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Stantec awarded US$35 million Maine Naval Shipyard contract

December 18, 2018

Stantec’s work includes comprehensive preliminary design services of a multi-mission dry dock and other upgrades.

As part of Stantec’s $60 million, five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for multi-discipline waterfront architect-engineering services for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Mid-Atlantic region in the U.S., the firm has been awarded more than US$35 million in assignments for planning and preliminary design of a multi-mission dry dock and other upgrades at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.

Stantec’s work includes comprehensive preliminary design services to enhance the shipyard’s capabilities to support the naval war fighter.

One area of focus is shipyard dry docks—unique structures that allow vessels to be hauled into a dock while it is flooded. Once the vessels are positioned over keel blocks, the dock is dewatered and the overhaul, maintenance, or repairs can commence.

The critical upgrades will strengthen the nation’s readiness and support the PSNY workforce as they repair and modernize the Navy’s vessels.


The PNSY is one of four U.S. public shipyards that range in age from 250-110 years old: Norfolk, VA (1767), Portsmouth, Kittery, ME (1800), Puget Sound, WA (1901) and Pearl Harbor, HI (1908). The Navy is planning a $20 billion capital program to modernize and restore the public shipyards.

Stantec’s $60 million IDIQ contract for multidiscipline design services for a range of complex waterfront projects is anticipated to include: dry docks; piers; wharves; bulkheads; crane rail systems; fender systems; berthing and mooring; dredging; coastal and shoreline protection; and waterfront-related utilities.

The work will be completed for Navy facilities in NAVFAC’s Mid-Atlantic region, including Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and other locations as needed.


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