CHESHIRE, CT – The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, has been awarded a $357 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to rebuild a portion of Tyndall Airforce Base (AFB) that will result in more resilient infrastructure to address future climate-change challenges.
The Two-Phase Design and Construction Site Development and Utilities Phases I and II contract in Panama City, Florida, is a design-build project that is part of a larger multi-billion AFB recovery plan taking place over the next five to seven years. The package consists of roadways, fencing, lighting, parking, water, wastewater, electrical, storm water, communications, fire protection infrastructure and other related works. Work is expected to start in the summer of 2022 and conclude mid-year 2026.
Tyndall AFB is home to the 325th Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force. In 2018, Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, hit the base. Every Tyndall AFB facility was damaged to some degree from the 155-mph winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall. Recently built structures, historical facilities, and infrastructure, including utilities, roads, and pavement, were impacted. This contract and other programmed projects will make the base more resistant to storm damage in the future.
Lane has a long history of constructing sustainable infrastructure to help transform America’s military bases. Most recent work was completed at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Eglin Air Force Base in the western Florida Panhandle.
About Lane Construction
The Lane Construction Corporation is one of America’s leading construction companies, specializing in large, complex civil infrastructure. For over 130 years, it has contributed to the development of the country’s transportation systems including the Interstate Highway and a vast network of roads, bridges, airports, metros and railways. Lane specializes in sustainable mobility, tunneling, and water resources to address sustainable development and climate change adaptation challenges. It is also a pioneer in project delivery methods and the use of design-build and public-private partnerships. Lane projects include the C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir in Florida, an Everglades restoration effort; the I-10 Corridor Express Lanes in California; the Ship Canal Water Quality Project in Seattle, Washington; and the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (NEXT) project in Washington, D.C. Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, it is wholly owned by Webuild, a global infrastructure group. For more information, visit www.laneconstruct.com.
About Webuild Group
Webuild, the new Group born in 2020 from Salini Impregilo, is a leading global player in the construction of large, complex projects for sustainable mobility (rail, metro, bridges, roads, ports), hydropower (dams, power plants), water (treatment and desalination plants, wastewater management, irrigation dams) and green buildings (civil and industrial buildings, airports, stadiums, hospitals). It supports clients in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations. The Group is the expression of 116 years of engineering experience applied in 50 countries with 80,000 direct and indirect employees from more than 100 nationalities. Iconic projects, completed or under construction, include the M4 metro line in Milan, a section of Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express, Cityringen in Copenhagen, the viaduct and bridge for Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia, Red Line North Underground in Doha, Line 3 of Riyadh Metro and high-speed railways in Italy. Others include the Genova San Giorgio Bridge in Italy, the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge in Long Beach, California, the expansion of the Panama Canal, the Snowy 2.0 hydroelectric scheme in Australia, the Rogun hydroelectric dam in Tajikistan, the Anacostia River and Northeast Boundary tunnels in Washington, D.C., and the Al Bayt 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar. At the end of December 2021, it had a total order backlog amounting to €45.4 billion, with 92% of the construction backlog relating to projects linked to SDGs. Webuild, subject to direction and coordination by Salini Costruttori S.p.A., is headquartered in Italy and is listed on the Milan stock exchange (Borsa Italiana: WBD; Reuters: WBD.MI; Bloomberg: WBD:IM).
More information at www.webuildgroup.com.