Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, and Freese and Nichols, a national leader in water resources solutions, together (Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV), has been awarded a five-year, US$25 million multiple award task order contract for architecture and engineering services by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District. Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV will provide the district’s Water and Wastewater Technical Center of Expertise (WWTCX) with planning, design, and construction phase services in support of the center’s mission to deliver vital engineering solutions to secure the nation, energize the U.S. economy, and reduce disaster risk.

Based in Mobile, Alabama, the WWTCX is a national center of expertise under the USACE Planning and Excellence Program. The center provides guidance to the entire Corps worldwide on potable water supplies; water treatment, storage, and distribution; and domestic and industrial water/wastewater collection, pumping, treatment, and disposal. Under this contract, the Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV team will provide the Mobile District and WWTCX with a full range of support services on water, wastewater, and civil works projects, including treatment processes and technologies, energy reduction and optimization, models of water and wastewater networks, pump stations, and other related systems.

“Water and wastewater treatment affects communities around the world, and as the population continues to grow, so too does the need for innovative thinking in the industry,” said Chris Williams, senior vice president for Stantec’s U.S. Federal Program. “For more than 60 years, we’ve provided USACE with the highest quality design and engineering services globally. We’re proud to support the Corps’ Water and Wastewater Technical Center of Expertise in its mission to deliver clean water at home and abroad.”

“Freese and Nichols has been dedicated throughout our 128-year history to providing the safe and effective water and wastewater systems that are vital for our communities and our national resilience,” said Thomas Haster, chief business development officer, Water, for Freese and Nichols. “We are excited to continue our strong partnership with the USACE to support its mission of continuously improving water and wastewater services.”

Bringing experience from across the country

Stantec and Freese and Nichols have long track records of successful water project delivery. Last year, Stantec completed the West Palm Beach Water Treatment Plant Improvements project in Florida, creating a surface water treatment plant that uses powder-activated carbon and UV technology to provide safe, clean, and high-quality drinking water. In Southern California, the firm is transforming treatment applications of the One Water Cycle to provide sustainable, quality resources for generations to come.

In fast-growing Frisco, Texas, Freese and Nichols developed a comprehensive program to expand the existing wastewater system and treatment capacity to meet growth demands and to develop an indirect potable reuse program. In North Carolina, the firm provided route analysis and design of a new sanitary sewer system on an accelerated schedule to serve industrial/commercial developments in the Triangle Innovation Point (formerly called Moncure Megasite). The new infrastructure helped the city and county position themselves for important economic development.  

Learn more about Stantec’s U.S. Federal Government program here.

Learn more about Freese and Nichols’ U.S. Federal Services here.