KBR tapped by U.S. Navy for emergency construction

Aug. 13, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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HOUSTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has selected KBR to provide immediate construction needs in the event of natural disasters, conflicts or human assistance needs.

The Navy's global contingency construction multiple award contract has a value of up to $800 million over five years. KBR is one of several unspecified companies given work under the contract.

"KBR rapidly constructs facilities and deploys people in harsh environments where few companies have the capabilities," said Andy Summers, group president of KBR Infrastructure, Government and Power. "We are accustomed to responding quickly to conflict situations and natural disasters to ensure infrastructure is restored as quickly as possible and we are proud to continue our support of the U.S. Navy."

Under the award, KBR's work would include airfield runway construction and/or repair, pier and waterfront construction and repair, electrical power plants and distribution systems, water treatment plants, bridges, warehouse facilities, medical clinics and similar facilities.

Additional details of the contract were not disclosed.

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