Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 1, 2010


The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and Bureau of Administration announced today the award of a $53.6 million contract to build a new embassy compound in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

The compound in Malabo will be constructed by Caddell Construction, Inc. of Montgomery, Alabama.

The compound will consist of a new office building that will serve as the chancery, a support annex, a utility building, and compound access control facilities. The scheduled completion date for the project is 2012.

The 12-acre site, located in the Malabo Dos neighborhood, was gifted to the United States by the Government of Equatorial Guinea in 2006.

The NEC will replace the current embassy, which occupies a short-term lease property. The current location does not meet setback and other security standards.

In the last nine years, OBO has completed 72 new diplomatic facilities and has moved more than 21,000 U.S. Government employees into safer, more secure and more functional facilities.

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



PRN: 2010/1390