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Corps awards $2 million contract to deconstruct, restore site of antenna testing facility in Ipswich

Published Sept. 14, 2012

CONCORD, Mass. Deconstruction and restoration of the Ipswich Antenna Testing Facility will be completed in Ipswich, Mass., under the terms of a $2,038,039.00 contract awarded recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work will be accomplished by Watermark Environmental, Inc. of Lowell, Mass. The contractor is required to complete pre-work planning for various phases of the project prior to starting demolition on the property. Physical work at the site could start as early as this November; however, the contractor may elect to begin work next spring. The contract period is 13 months which starts when the government issues the contractor a Notice-to-Proceed. The contract was awarded on Sept. 7, 2012.


Work includes the complete deconstruction and restoration of an existing Antenna Testing Facility, located in Ipswich, Mass. All on-site buildings, structures, site pavements, and utilities will be removed and the site returned to a vegetated state.


The site has been leased by the U.S. Air Force since the end of World War II and has served as an antenna test facility since that time.  


The project will be managed by the Corps of Engineers and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps of Engineers Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


For more information about the Corps’ New England District projects and activities visit the website at:

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2012-085