Luxembourg Breaks Ground on Two NATO Administrative Buildings

Luxembourg has begun the construction of two administrative facilities for the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in Capellen.

The project is part of the Strategic Infrastructure Program, which aims to improve the alliance’s operability by developing and upgrading facilities.

The government wrote that the effort would apply a “more environmentally friendly” design to NSPA’s Capellen site. Once completed, both administrative buildings will have the capacity for up to 780 personnel.

“Capellen has served as NSPA’s headquarters for over six decades. Throughout this time, the Agency has diligently maintained and enhanced the site while simultaneously expanding its scope and workforce,” NSPA General Manager Stacy Cummings stated.

“We now boast an overall workforce of over 1,500 employees, of which about 1,000 are based in Luxembourg, and we continue to grow. Luxembourg’s dedication to the enhancement and modernisation of our facilities is deeply valued.”

“With the generous support of our Host Nation, we are poised to ensure that the Programme progresses smoothly and remains on budget and on schedule.”

Strategic Infrastructure Program

Luxembourg will invest over 200 million euros ($214.6 million) to fund two-thirds of the Strategic Infrastructure Program, while approximately 350 million euros ($375.6 million) will be pooled from other NATO members.

Each facility under the initiative is expected to secure the NSPA’s growth, capacity, and security while sustaining its workforce’s occupational health and safety.

“With geopolitical tensions on the rise, we, as NATO Allies, must reinforce our deterrence and defence posture,” Luxembourg Defense Minister Yuriko Backes said.

“To reach that goal, we need to build up capabilities that will strengthen the Alliance. This is precisely where the Agency and its expertise come in play.”

“By supporting us in procuring and maintaining capabilities, NSPA is a strategic enabler for Luxembourg’s contribution to NATO’s common effort.”

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