Gilgamis Group has successfully completed tasks regarding waste water treatment plant and environmental remedy operations (Waste Water Treatment Plant-22132) at Al Asad Air Base during The Operation Iraq Freedom. Geographically Al Asad Air Base is located about 100 miles (160 km) west of Baghdad with a perimeter of more than 15 miles (24 km), and is the second largest USAF base in Iraq. The contractual operations started with the waste water treatment plant renovations and remedies for the ruined sections and finishing the renovations, Gilgamis Group was assigned as the prime contractor to provide facility operation-maintenance services for the waste for treatment complex. It was the only waste water treatment facility in the base and it was utilized during the authorization of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF). Other major tenants have included the 82nd
Airborne Division Advise & Assist Brigade, 321st Sustainment Brigade, VOD-1, VAQ-142, Navy Customs Battalion Juliet, elements of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division, and the United States Air Force (USAF). Technically, Gilgamis Group performed daily visits (365 days/year) and necessary testing and record keeping complying with U.S. Military Standards for quality, collected monthly Pollutant Dischage Ellimination Systems in accordance with the regulations and laws regarding clean water act. Specifically, we maintained the ultraviolet purification system with the provision of replacement lamps and ultraviolet tubes. Another aspect of management system was the chemicals complying with the environmental standards which empose materials non-hazardous to the environment; we provided the best chemicals in accordance with the U.S. Military standards equal to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems act. The testing equipment for chlorine residual, dissolved oxygen and PH monitoring and related daily record keeping was also provided by Gilgamis Group.
Contractually, the agreement between the client (U.S. Government) and Gilgamis Group had been renewed with several task orders. However, the basic acquisition methods had been utilized to source the successful contractor to perform the services for the maintenance of the facility and related structures. Eventually, Gilgamis Group was the awardee with its professional personnel, equipment sources already deployed in the base as well as a well established logistics system to source spare parts and related maintenance equipment , despite the most contingent moments of the on-going war against the insurgents. Gilgamis Group , undertaking the services in 2003, completed its operations in 2011 with a zero incident environment (zero accidents, zero environmental incidents).
Note: The operation performed at Al Asad Airbase is consisting of different contract and task order numbers performed during the period between 2003 to 2011. Referencing information can be acquired with a written request from the management
Gılgamış provided solid waste collection and management of the base dump facility service (M68450‐08‐Q‐0139 and M20133‐07‐M‐A049) in Iraq during the Operation Iraq Freedom.
The daily waste accumulated and hauled up was approximatle about 500 cubic meters per day and Gilgamis Group was to provide all required dumpsters and trash trucks capable of hauling 25 cubic meters each in order to facilitate the services. The containers were ranging between 30 cubic meters and 6 cubic meters with our own maintenance and wash capability utilizing a dumpster wash and repair team in addition to the trash collection personnel including supervisors, truck drivers and 2(two) helpers for each of the trucks. The acquisition was performed under NAICS code 562111 and awarded to Gilgamis Group with a firm fixed price. The initial contract was due to renewals and new task orders issued between 2003 and 2011 till the completion of The Operation Iraq Freedom.
The major experience that we gain during this operation is the industry specific conditions which required the significance of OSHA 1910/General Industry. The personnel including the supervisors, foremen, helpers as well as the truck drivers recieved specific training about the operations. Drivers recieved a training course regarding defensive driving techniques with a reference to base rules and regulations. Night operations were also included in the orientation of the personnel. Furthermore, a specific training was conducted about the bloodborne pathogens and regular waste and medical waste handling procedures.
Personnel protection equipment (PPE) was provided at no cost to the personnel. The trucking team was managed through a dispatch system which provided us the capability to overlook the overall truck movements during the operations. Record keeping, reporting as well as the daily personnel status procedures we processed in accordance with the contractual provisions which includes the FAR regulations and related U.S. Military regulations. Furthermore, a record was kept for the daily trash collection activities where we record each dumster cleared of trash and each cubic meter issued to the trash yard.
The segregation was primarily provided by providing separate trash containers for the use of base population. However, the majority of the waste collected was the regular waste generated from the DFAC facilities, military and labor camps; but there were minor activities for the waste generated at the hospitals and the clinics which were classified as the medical waste and these wastes were processed at the designated incinerators.
Eventually, Gilgamis Group completed several task orders and contracts issued for the same base and in diffent time scales with a zero incident service history. It is our success that we provided contractual compliance through out the services which has significant points about health and safety. Specifically, the service constituted an experience in environmental procedures for solid waste collection and remedy procedures.
Gılgamış provided civil works for the construction of building concrete pads for the prefabricated units area. We excavated, aggreagated, compacted and graded the locations and eventually built up the concrete pads.