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Posted 12/18/2012

Release no. 13-002


Baltimore, Md. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, awarded a
$14,307,650 contract on Dec. 17, 2012, to Grimberg/Amatea GC JV to renovate the existing
water treatment plant on Fort Detrick, Md.

The project will expand the existing potable Water Treatment Plant through a Design-Bid-Build
acquisition on Area C. The plant expansion includes a sludge handling/treatment upgrade,
chemical treatment upgrade, testing laboratory, and administrative space. The existing
infrastructure upgrades to the treatment containment tanks and pumping system will improve the
water distribution and connectivity system. Supporting facilities include utilities and site
improvements.

The original Fort Detrick water treatment plant was built in the 1940's. This project updates the
treatment process as the plant is renovated. The plant will be easier to operate and maintain and
be more energy efficient. The new sludge handling process will reduce the expense of hauling
and disposing of the sludge removed from the treated water. The treatment equipment will be
consolidated from several smaller buildings into a single multipurpose structure that is designed
to be easy to upgrade.

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