Army Corps awards $6.8 million contract for work at Dugway Proving Grounds

Published Sept. 30, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $6.81 million contract Sept. 29 for work at Dugway Proving Grounds, located in Tooele County, Utah, to Au’ Authum Ki, Inc. of Chandler, Ariz., for construction of electrical transmission lines at the post.

“The existing system goes back to World War II, so you can imagine it needed some serious upgrading,” said project manager Dave Simpson. “It will be nice to finally have a much more efficient and reliable energy system.”

The new 46 kV underground cable distribution lines will replace the existing 46 kV aerial distribution lines. Construction is scheduled to begin in Oct., with completion expected in Jan., 2013.

Au’ Authum Ki, Inc. is a U.S. Small Business Administration HUBZone-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program provides federal contracting preferences to small businesses in high-unemployment or low-income areas.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

Carlos Lazo

Release no. 11-026