Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 1, 2009


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and the Bureau of Administration announced today the award of a $101.9 million contract to build a New Consulate Compound (NCC) in Monterrey, Mexico.

The NCC in Monterrey, Mexico will be constructed by Yates-Desbuild of Philadelphia, Mississippi.

The project consists of a consulate building, three compound access control facilities, parking garage, recreation facility, vehicle maintenance facility, and a mail screening facility. The NCC will provide a safe, secure and functional facility for 232 employees who will work at the consulate.

The 10.2 acre site, located in the Santa Catarina Municipality of Monterrey, Mexico, was acquired from a corporate owner, Inversiones DD, S.A. de C.V., for $26.9 million in 2008.

The NCC will replace the currently leased consulate which has been occupied by the United States Government since 1969.
The Monterrey NCC is the third major project undertaken by OBO in Mexico in the last ten years. OBO completed the construction on the consulate in Ciudad Juárez in November 2008 and will complete the consulate in Tijuana in May 2010.
The scheduled completion date for the Monterrey NCC is December 2012.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Blyth at BlythJJ@State.gov or on (703) 875-4131.



PRN: 2009/986