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KBR Continues to Fortify U.S. Military Readiness Abroad with $950M USMC Contract

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HOUSTON – (June 4, 2019) – KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a $530 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to provide worldwide maintenance and supply chain services for the USMC Blount Island Command. The maximum value of this potential eight-year contract is $950 million.

Under this indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, KBR will provide a full range of logistics services to support three Marine Corps Prepositioning Programs: the Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) Program, Marine Corps Prepositioning Program - Norway (MCPP-N) and the Marine Expeditionary Unit Augmentation Program Kuwait (MAP-K).

These services will include corrective and preventive maintenance, modifications, and Care of Supplies in Storage (COSIS) for equipment at locations around the world. KBR will primarily perform this work at Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as in Kuwait, Norway, and on 12 prepositioned ships in the Asia-Pacific and Diego Garcia regions.

This cost-reimbursable contract has a base period of five years with one optional ordering period of three years and a six month option for extension of contract services. The total contract value if all options are exercised is $950 million. KBR also won the previous 10-year contract to provide similar services to USMC Blount Island Command in 2009.

“KBR understands the responsibility of the USMC’s prepositioning programs to the U.S. military’s readiness strategy,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. “We will uphold our legacy of ensuring U.S. Marines have quick access to the best combat-ready equipment wherever they are in the world.”

KBR is a leading readiness provider of prepositioned stock to the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army. For more than 35 years, KBR and its heritage companies have supported USMC prepositioning programs performing equipment maintenance, supply chain management, and property accountability. It has provided the resources and business processes to support all USMC exercises and contingencies in Europe, the Middle East and Pacific since 1991. 

About KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

  • Government Solutions, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
  • Technology Solutions, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining and gasification
  • Energy Solutions, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.


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