Technologists, Inc. Cuts Ribbon on Afghan National Army Infantry Kandak in Mazar-i-Sharif (Camp Shaheen) in Balkh Province
June 26, 2012
Technologists, Inc. (Ti), an international engineering and management consulting company that works primarily in challenging and remote environments, has completed a new infantry kandak for the Afghan National Army in Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh Province. Ti delivered the project to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 26. Participating in the event were General Wisa, Afghan National Army; Col. Robin Fontes, commander, U.S. Army Regional Support Command-North, other ANA and Afghan government officials, and special guests. Malik Mortaza, vice president of Afghanistan operations; and W. Scott Myler, project coordinator for the Camp Shaheen project, represented Ti at the ceremony.
The new ANA infantry Kandak in Mazar-i-Sharif will house more than 600 soldiers who are responsible for securing Balkh Province in northern Afghanistan, including areas near the Uzbek and Tajik borders.
“This is the third major project that Ti has delivered to the Army Corps in the past month,” said Thomas H. Magness, chief operating officer of Ti, “and we expect to deliver several more in the next few weeks. At a time when the Afghan security forces are taking on greater responsibility for protecting their own country, Ti is proud that they will train and work in modern, well-equipped facilities that our employees built for them.”
Ti constructed more than two dozen buildings at the facility, including an administration building, headquarters building, barracks, and weapons and warehouse storage buildings. Ti connected the facility to existing potable water and electrical power systems, built a supplemental system that can supply backup power to all base buildings, and designed and built a road system for the entire compound that provides easy access to the fuel tanks, sewage holding tank, and trash collection points.
Since entering Afghanistan in 2004 Ti has completed almost 50 projects for USACE, ranging from single buildings and roads to complex facilities with multiple buildings plus all associated infrastructure. Ti has an additional 17 projects valued at $189 million underway in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other clients. With more than 1,000 employees—the vast majority of them Afghan professionals—Ti is Afghanistan’s largest engineering services company, dedicated to both the building of projects and the sustained growth of its engineering and construction community.
General Wisa, Afghan National Army, cuts the ribbon of the new ANA Infantry Kandak in Mazar-i-Sharif. At right is Malik Mortaza, Ti’s vice president of Afghanistan operations.