Gilbane Federal Wins $166 Million Design-Build Project at King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia

Arlington, Virginia, February 9, 2015 – Gilbane Federal announced that the company has been awarded a $166 Million design-build construction project at King Khalid Air Base for the Royal Saudi Air Force in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). This project is managed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and was contracted by the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA).  This project represents a joint effort by the United States Air Force and the Royal Saudi Air Force to provide the facilities necessary to support the modernization of the F-15SA aircraft at King Khalid Airbase. The project is a Foreign Military Sales project funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The project requires the design and construction of new facilities, renovation of existing facilities, demolition, and infrastructure upgrades. Included in this work is the new King Khalid Training Center, which will provide academic and hands-on training for F-15SA aircraft maintenance within a campus type setting; a new Avionics / Pod Facility; and a variety of renovations to existing facilities in support of the mission.

The work includes building a two-story academic wing, a one story auditorium, a one story task training wing, a maintenance hangar with two hangar bays, a headquarters/administration facility, four dormitories, a dining facility that seats up to 700 personnel, a multi-purpose room for private dining and/or presentations, a mosque, a student center, a library and utility infrastructures.

Sarabjit Singh, President of Gilbane Federal, commented, “I am pleased that the Air Force has selected Gilbane for this important contract. The Air Force is one of our most valued clients and we look forward to a continued partnership with them worldwide. Our company will continue to uphold high quality performance, dedication to our work, and successful execution of projects for all our clients around the globe.”

The King Khalid Airbase project is the single largest award in the history of Gilbane Federal. The project is contracted under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) by AFICA.

About Gilbane Federal

Gilbane Federal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilbane Building Company, and provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and design-build capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for government clients worldwide. Marking its 142nd year in operation, Gilbane Building Company is a privately held, family-owned company that manages nearly 1,000 current projects and operates from over 50 office locations around the world.