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# of Projects: 1
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Background informationProject Created: October 17, 2009

Project Name: Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) New Orleans
Year in Operation:
Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Port
Status: Design / Construction
Type: New Facility
Description: Two-mile long storm surge barrier, including steel-braced concrete wall, sector gate, bypass barge gate, and navigable sector gate, designed to prevent hurricane storm surge at the confluence of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the IHNC. Project is intended to prevent storm surge from Lake Borgne (to the east) and the Gulf from hitting New Orleans.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: Federal Two-Step Design Build procurement process. US Army Corps of Engineers indicates that this is the largest Design Build contract let to date by the Corps.

Project Locations

Address: +30° 0' 13.34", -89° 54' 27.99"
City: Michoud
State: Louisiana
Country: United States of America

Address: Saturn Blvd
City: Michoud
State: Louisiana
Country: United States of America

Address: Paris Road
City: Chalmette
State: Louisiana
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land
Checkbox Checked Environmental Clearance

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: Federal appropriation to US Army Corps of Engineers. Construction costs estimated to be between $700 million and $1.3 billion.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for both initial design and construction with a single entity. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Is there an independant checking engineer? Yes

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction
Mandatory Statutory Form
US ACE Two Step Design Build format  

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: April 3, 2008
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$25-100 Million US
$250 Million - 1 Billion US
$500 Million - 2 Billion US


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