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AL-GHANIM COMBINED GROUP

Apron Charlie on the Udairi Landing Zone (ULZ)

Our Scope is milling two inches of old apron asphalt and repaving approximately 95,000 sq. meters with new asphalt while maintaining the existing grade and slope. AGCO did the restriping of lane markers, area designators (“C” and “D”), and the helipad numbering system.
AGCO participated as Prime Contractor and performed activities related to obtaining DBA, submittals, badging and construction, inspections, and closeout.This project requires a special asphalt mix design and as per Kuwait Laws, the client (USACC) should provide an approval letter from Host Nation/MEP to the contractor to procure the raw material (bitumen) from the semi-government firm KNPC (Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation) only. This took a long time from Government Dec 2020 till Aug 2021, (8 months) and USACC decided to terminate the contract for convenience (T4C). AGCO made all possible efforts to attend meetings with USACC- RCC (Regional Contracting Command) and with DPW-N (End-user) and provided all evidence that T4C is not in the Government interest, especially after the Asphalt Milling works had been done 8 months ago and the Apron is not in a condition to be used, furthermore AGCO agreed to drop 8 months of standby cost incurred due to Government delays and finally USACC-RCC and DPW put all their faith in AGCO recommendation and re-call the T4C. AGCO completed the project by 24 Nov 2021 with full client satisfaction. Another major challenge was unable to drive on the airfield, AGCO employees especially all drivers must pass a test and have “green stickers” on their badges. Initially, it was difficult to pass the test but later most of AGCO’s staff was able to get “green stickers” and able to drive on the “airfield” and completed the project with high customer satisfaction.