Accession Number:

ADA525294

Title:

Relief and Reconstruction Funded Work at Mosul Dam, Mosul, Iraq

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-10-29

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

This project assessment was initiated as part of our continuing assessments of selected sector reconstruction activities for water. The overall objectives were to determine whether selected sector reconstruction contractors were complying with the terms of their contracts or task orders and to evaluate the effectiveness of the monitoring and controls exercised by administrative quality assurance and contract officers. We conducted this limited scope assessment in accordance with the Quality Standards for Inspections issued by the Presidents Council on Integrity and Efficiency. The assessment team included an engineerinspector and two auditorsinspectors. The Mosul Dam was constructed on a foundation of soluble soils that are continuously dissolving, resulting in the formation of underground cavities and voids that place the dam at some continuing risk and thus requires a continuous grouting program to mitigate. The objective of the original task order and associated contracts was to conduct studies specifically related to the Mosul Dams problems, identify the most critical problems and develop solutions, and to implement those solutions. The project was funded through the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund and administered by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division. Contract W914NS-04-D-0007, an indefinite deliveryindefinite quantity, cost-plus award-fee contract to restore, rebuild, and develop national water resources in Iraq was awarded to Washington InternationalBlack and Veatch.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE