July 16 (UPI) -- Six companies will share a $5 billion U.S. Navy contract for emergency construction, a Defense Department announcement said.
The contract, to 2029, calls for "immediate response for civilian construction project capability" authorized by the Navy, the Defense Department or other federal agencies, the statement on Thursday said.
It will provide funding for worldwide construction and related engineering services in response to natural disaster response, humanitarian efforts, conflict, emergent mission-critical requirements and similar projects.
The companies' missions involve technical management of U.S. military bases, as well as assisting federal agencies in responding to natural disasters and restoration of key infrastructure and proper management of environmental issues.
The companies listed in the Defense Department contract include Aptim Federal Services of Baton Rouge, La.; CDM of Fairfax, Va.; ECC Contingency Constructors of Virginia Beach, Va.; Gilbane Federal of Concord, Calif.; Jacobs Project Management Co. of Dallas and Perini Management Services of Framingham, Mass.