Corps of Engineers awards contract at Fort Detrick, Md.

Published Dec. 18, 2012

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.

Clem Gaines

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