US Navy eyeing potential P3s

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast is looking to partner with the private sector to develop new energy solutions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The NAVFAC is to turn to the private sector to develop new projects at the military base, which will include waste-to-energy, photovoltaic and power projects at the site, potentially under a P3 model.

"We are thinking outside the box and looking for experts to provide us creative solutions," said NAVFAC deputy public works business line leader Captain Kathryn Donovan "We are not looking for a cookie cutter outcome. This is a very exciting opportunity that will be a long-term relationship.”

As part of the plans, industry is being invited to make recommendations on potential solutions and models for what is being touted as potentially the “largest capital investment the Navy has made in many years to the infrastructure of one of its bases”.

As previously reported by P3 Bulletin,  the US federal government has urged the department of defence to increase its use of P3 to develop new projects for the military.