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The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 8, 2013


The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the construction award, through best value determination, of the new U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania to Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Alabama.

The new complex will be situated on a 10.5-acre site in the Tevragh Zeina district of Nouakchott and will include a chancery office building, U.S. Marine residence, warehouse, maintenance facilities, perimeter security, access pavilions, recreation facilities, and a utility building.

AECOM of Arlington, Virginia provided concept design and Integrus Architecture of Spokane, Washington is the architect of record. This project will provide safe, secure, and modern facilities for embassy employees.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at or (703) 875-4131, or visit

PRN: 2013/1368


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