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Colo. company joins Navy cleanup effort

March 25, 2011 at 6:09 AM   |   Comments

DENVER, March 25 (UPI) -- A Colorado consultancy and engineering firm has joined a group of companies selected by the U.S. Navy to perform environmental tasks.

ARCADIS US, which has corporate headquarters in the Netherlands, said the maximum shared value of the five-year contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command is $500 million.

The company, one of six contracted, has received a $400,000 task order for work to begin immediately.

"ARCADIS has a strong reputation and excellent skills in performance-based environmental remediation which have proven time and again to be of added value in Department of Defense contracts," said Steve Blake, member of the executive board of ARCADIS and chief executive officer for its U.S. business. "I have no doubt that our prior performance was an important element in our win of this contract."

Under the contract ARCADIS will mainly perform environmental tasks, including engineering and consulting work related to the cleanup of contaminated sites. Most of the work is to be executed in the southwestern United States, with the vast majority of it in California.

A small portion of the projects is to be performed in Alaska and northwestern U.S. states.

ARCADIS has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense for environmental work and is a party to several global and national contracts with the department.

ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings.

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