The Police Headquarters Project was performed at Al Habbaniyah (Arabic: الحبانية (which is a city at Al Asad Airbase (Al-Anbar Province), in central Iraq. Geographically, Anbar governorate consider part of the Arabian Peninsula. The region’s geography is a combination of steppe and true desert, characterised by a desert climate, low rainfall and a large variation in temperature between day and night. Summer temperatures rise to 42 degrees Celsius, whilst in the winter average lows reach 9 degrees Celsius. The northwesterly and southwesterly winds are sometimes to a maximum speed of 21 m / sec. Average rainfall in winter to 115mm.
The construction scope included the design and build of simple protected shelters for the Police Headquarters at Habbaniyah to include an administration room, barracks, a training room, storage and support buildings, dining facilities, perimeter wall with guard towers, Entry Control Point (ECP) with Guard House, and all utilities and related infrastructure to serve a population of approximately 100 or 150 personnel (Commercial and Instutional Housing Construction-NAICS code 236220). Gilgamis handled the project from site adapt to the finishes and provided a successful completion of the services.
The project had regional challenges with an austre climate as well as the logistical factors for the procurement and transportation of the construction materials, equipment and construction machinery. Gilgamis Group was to provide all life support to its personnel including the temporary living units utilized for the onsite personnel with a project management office. The sanitary facilities such as laundry,ablution and dining facilities including all necessary plumbing and temporary power generation were provided. Furthermore, the onsite security of the personnel as well as the equipment, machinery and the project warehouse was provided by Gilgamis Group. The acquisition was performed in resticted environment limited to Tetra Tech Inc. prequalified subcontractors and issued as a Design-Bid-Build Request for Proposal (RFP) which was resulted in an award of a single Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Design-Build construction subcontract. The project was completed in 180 days in complience with the project timeline and conditions submitted in our initial bid.