EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA) announced June 4 it has been awarded a contract valued up to $400M from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) to provide program management and construction-phase services for the modernization and expansion of the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port in Guam. EA, a leading provider of program/construction management, environmental, and engineering services, is registered to do business in Guam as EA Science and Technology, Inc.
Under this seven-year contract, EA and its team partners will oversee and conduct all work related to an ambitious port modernization program. The timely completion of this major infrastructure improvement program is necessary to provide modern and efficient transportation access to the island of Guam, and to meet the Department of Defense requirements for the Guam build-up.
“For 16 years, EA has maintained a strong presence in Guam as a business partner and community member. EA’s team integrates some of the best engineering and construction talent in Guam with world-class port infrastructure design and security experts,” Nimish Desai, Vice President and Manager of EA’s Pacific Operations, said. “Working closely with MARAD, EA will leverage the synergy of our team and employ advanced sustainable port design and construction practices to support the Port Authority of Guam in transforming the Port.”
“EA has assembled an outstanding team of highly qualified companies to ensure the successful execution of this program,” Ian MacFarlane, EA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “Our team is excited to have been selected for this contract, and we are ready to put our expertise in program management, our knowledge of ports and harbors, our commitment to sustainability and the environment, and our federally approved purchasing and cost accounting systems to work on behalf of MARAD.”
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
EA provides infrastructure engineering and management, environmental, compliance, and natural resources solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 21 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 37 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. EA is registered to conduct business in Guam as EA Science and Technology, Inc. With a 16-year presence in Guam, EA has executed a variety of challenging projects for federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
About the EA Team
The EA Team is comprised of many of the best of Guam’s engineers and consultants, as well as world-class port design and security experts. Team subconsultants with a presence in Guam include Winzler and Kelly; AmOrient Engineering; TG Engineers, PC; Industrial Hygiene Professionals, Inc.; Ruder Integrated Marketing Strategies; and, Pacific Soils Engineering & Testing, Inc. EA’s team also includes internationally renowned infrastructure engineering and construction management firms BergerABAM and The Louis Berger Group, Inc., as well as security experts from Security Solutions Technology, LLC.
About MARAD’s Port of Guam Improvement Enterprise Program
The vision of the Port of Guam Improvement Enterprise Program is to provide a partnership among the federal government, the Government of Guam, and the Port Authority of Guam to modernize and improve the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port for the benefit of the citizens of Guam, its stakeholders, and the surrounding region.
The mission of the Port of Guam Improvement Enterprise Program is to modernize and improve the Port, stimulate economic development and provide more efficient movement of goods and services through the U.S. Territory of Guam. By modernizing and expanding the existing facilities and equipment, the Port will be able to meet expected growth in established trade, encourage natural resource exports, and create employment opportunities by attracting new industry and new cargo movement.
The Maritime Administration established a partnership in 2008 with the Government of Guam and Port Authority of Guam to assist them in modernizing and expanding the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port. In establishing this program, the agency’s role is to provide federal oversight and coordination of projects under the program, acting as a central procurement organization, leveraging federal, non-federal, and private funding resources, and streamlining the environmental review and permitting process.
The Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port is a vital asset to the economy of Guam and to the national security of the United States. The Port was originally constructed by the U.S. Navy in the 1960s and was turned over to the Government of Guam in the 1970s. Since that time, the Port has remained largely unchanged and requires substantial improvements in order to continue providing the level of service required by the community and other stakeholders.