Kiewit Corporation Building Eight Massive Government Projects

The projects include Dikes, Airfields, Medical Centers, and Shipyards.

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February 22, 2023

Author : Alex Bustillos

Kiewit Corporation is one of North America's biggest privately held construction and engineering firms. It is based in Omaha, Nebraska, and was founded in 1884. The company undertakes numerous contracts that have federal government funding, that includes mineral extraction, oil, gas, chemical, industrial, construction, authority, public transit, and water. 

Some of the major projects received by the organization are listed below:

1. Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Construction for U.S. Navy

  • Contracting activity: NAVFAC
  • Value: $990 million
  • Contract type: IDIQ
  • Contract date: January 2020

An indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award design-build/design-bid-build construction contract was granted to Kiewit Corporation with other contractors for projects in NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command) Hawaii's operational area. The U.S. Navy awarded the contract worth $990 million on January 31, 2020.

People, supervision, missionary, and raw materials are required to construct, repair, alter, and remove existing constructions in Hawaii using design-build and design-bid-build methods. The project operations will continue till January 2025.

2. Rebuilding two public shipyards in the U.S. Navy

  • Contracting activity: U.S. Navy
  • Value: $8 billion
  • Contract type: IDIQ, firm-fixed-price, multiple-award
  • Contract date: November 2021

The U.S. Navy chose Kiewit Corporation, along with five other companies, to modernize two of their four selected shipyards and manage the fleet's growing maintenance and repair backlog.

The contract has a combined ceiling value of $8 billion for the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimisation Program. Each contractor receives $2 million as a minimum contract guarantee and will start competing for task orders, including preparation for construction, planning, site enhancement, building the storage facility, dry docks, and waterfront infrastructures.

The project is expected to finish by November 2029.

3. Elmendorf Field Runaway Extension of U.S. Army

  • Contracting activity: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Value: $309.7 million
  • Contract type: Firm-fixed-price
  • Contract date: July 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allotted a $309.7 million contract award to Kiewit Infrastructure in July 2022. The contract covered two main projects for the corporation to perform, these are:

  • Runway 16/34 of the Elmendorf Field will be stretched from 2900 ft to 10,000 ft
  • The Field's Southern barrier will extend 400 ft North for fulfilling the overall airfield design criteria

4. Renovation and establishment of a medical treatment facility under NAVFAC

  • Contracting activity: NAVFAC
  • Value: $1 billion
  • Contract type: IDIQ, firm-fixed-price
  • Contract date: September 2022

Among the seven companies selected for the project, Kiewit Building Group Inc was a part of this unrestrained multiple-award construction contract that includes modification, repair, and building of government-owned installations listed under NAICS code 236220.

5. Wheeler Army Airfield Construction

  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army Corps
  • Value: $53 million
  • Contract type: Firm-fixed-price
  • Contract date: October 2022

The U.S. Army Corps granted a $53 million contract to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. in Honolulu to building

  • a concrete rotary-wing aircraft parking apron,
  • concrete taxiways with helipads, and
  • a concrete parallel taxiway at Wheeler Army Airfield

Additional constructions included storm drainage, site development, and utilities. The project is scheduled to complete in December 2024.

6. Reconstruction of the Herbert Hoover Dike

  • Contracting activity: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Value: $23.5 million
  • Contract type: Firm-fixed-price
  • Contract period: 2 years

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allotted a $23.5 million contract to Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. for reconstructing and repairing Orlando's Herbert Hoover Dike structures. The contract includes the replacement of Culvert S-284 (HP-5) on the Glades County Harney Pond Canal. The project is expected to complete on November 25, 2021.

7. Army Everglades Restoration

  • Contracting activity: Department of Defence
  • Value: $136.6 million
  • Contract type: Firm-fixed-price
  • Contract period: 7 years

The United States Army awarded Kiewit a $136.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Everglades ecosystem restoration plan in South Florida. Under the project, the corporation must restore, protect and preserve South Florida's ecosystem and offer flood protection, ample water supply, and other resources. This project is expected to be completed by October 2025.

8. Replacement of the VA Denver Medical Center Facility

  • Contracting activity: Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Value: $22.5 million
  • Contract type: Fixed-price-incentive
  • Contract date: October 2015

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs allowed a collaboration between Kiewit Corporation and Turner Construction Company to renovate the Denver Medical Center for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System. This project was carried out in Aurora, Colorado, and it's worth was listed as $22.5 million dollars.

The 184-bed replacement medical center was proposed to have a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Center, a 30-bed community living complex, a research facility, a central utility plant, and parking areas. 

Category : Federal Government Investment in Infrastructure Market Watch

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