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Skanska Awarded $147M Contract to Construct NOAA Marine Facility on Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island

NEWPORT, RI — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces that it has been awarded a $147 million contract by the U.S. Navy on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to build a new NOAA Marine Operations Center on Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island.

“We are thrilled to be constructing the new NOAA marine operations center,” said Paul Pedini, Senior Vice President, Skanska USA Civil’s New England region. “The facility will be pivotal in advancing NOAA’s ship operations, and we’re proud to contribute to the growth of what will soon become a vital hub for ocean research, sustainability, and innovation fostering.”

The project scope includes the construction of a pier to accommodate four large vessels and associated utilities, a supporting 22,129-square-foot administration building with parking, exterior storage, and an adjacent loading and laydown area. The facility will serve as the home of NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations’ Marine Operations Center in the Atlantic region.

Work is expected to reach completion in July of 2027.

Skanska in the U.S. is headquartered in New York City with 29 offices around the country. In 2022, construction in the U.S. generated $6.9 billion in revenue, and as a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $3.5 billion in commercial and multi-family projects.

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