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KBR Awarded Extension to Manage Qatar's Multi-Billion Expressway Program

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KBR Awarded Extension to Manage Qatar's Multi-Billion Expressway Program

Publish Date:
09 Jun 2016

Wire Release


(June 9, 2016)

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded an extension, valued in excess of $185M USD, to its program management consultant (PMC) contract for Qatar's Expressway Program. The extension will see KBR continuing to deliver full program management capability for the next three years.

As Qatar's Public Works Authority's (Ashghal) program management contractor, KBR is providing management expertise on one of the biggest highway construction and upgrade projects in the world. KBR is working closely with Ashghal to create a strategic and well-coordinated network of roads to support the goals of Qatar's National Vision 2030. The Expressway Program will provide critical road network links to key areas around the country, including industrial areas, airports, ports, residential, business and tourism districts.

Since KBR's initial award in 2010, Qatar's QAR 50B Expressway Program has become one of the world's largest transport infrastructure programs and comprises 40 major projects, 900 km of new and upgraded roads, and 348 bridges and underpasses.

Qatar's Expressway Program is designed to create new eastÐwest and northÐsouth links throughout the country. It will increase road capacity to meet future demands; introduce facilities for cyclists and pedestrians; create a new orbital truck route around the capital city, Doha; and support the growing social and economic development of Qatar.

As program manager to the Public Works Authority, KBR is responsible for overseeing supervision consultants, design consultants and construction contractors for this program of both new roads and road network upgrades.

"This contract extension is great recognition of the partnership we have forged with Ashghal and for the highly regarded performance of the KBR professionals who are delivering this large scale, complex program of work," said Stuart Bradie, President and CEO of KBR, Inc. "Increasing our role in Qatar's Expressway Program is an important part of our strategy to grow our regional Gulf business."

Revenue associated with this contract extension is in excess of $185M USD and was booked into a backlog of unfilled orders for KBR's Government Services Business in the first quarter of 2016.


About KBR, Inc.
KBR, Inc. is a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, employing approximately 22,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries across three distinct global businesses:Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology in refining, ethylene, ammonia and fertilizers, and gasification; and niche consulting and know-how through subsidiaries Granherne, Energo and GVAEngineering & Construction, including Offshore Oil & Gas; Onshore Oil & Gas; LNG/GTL; Refining; Petrochemicals; Chemicals; differentiated EPC, and Industrial ServicesGovernment Services, including program management and long term annuity contracts

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added consulting services, integrated EPC delivery and Long Term Industrial Services to ensure consistent project delivery with predictable results. At KBR, we deliver.



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