Project 1 – Iraqi Navy Pier and Seawall Project (current),
Umm Qasr, Iraq
Project 2 – Basra International Airport
This was a rehabilitation and reconstruction project with activities that included: work on the passenger Terminal, Air Traffic Control Tower, Fire Station, and Central Mechanical Plant.
The team completed the upgrade before the hottest summer weather and allowed the restart of Iraqi Airways commercial air service at BIA on May 31st, 2005. Project tasks included: rehabilitation of the potable water, sanitary sewer, storm water, HVAC, and mechanical systems; rehabilitation of area road access; general architectural repair; and resolution of electrical work. Alaskans and Iraqis worked together, and local subcontractors executed all facets of the work.
Project 3 – Port of Umm Qasr
Umm Qasr, Iraq
This port project included site assessment, design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the electrical distribution system. In keeping with an overall objective to upgrade the existing electrical distribution system, this project resulted in improved reliability and maintainability. Most importantly, we provided reliable power to two 40-ton container cranes - the only container crane capability serving the entire nation. Alaskans and local Iraqis worked together, and local subcontractors executed all facets of the work. According to the Port Chief Engineer, “The Port was very happy with the results from the design, and final upgrade results.”
Within this project, we successfully introduced the concept of Public/Private Partnerships. We attribute the overall success of this project directly to the development of a partnership with local Iraqi labor and resources.