KBR Secures Contract for Custodial Infrastructure Program Expansion Project in Western Australia
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a contract to serve as engineering consultant for the 387-bed expansion of Acacia Prison in Wooroloo, Western Australia.
As engineering consultant for the overall $90 million expansion, KBR will undertake civil, structural, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and fire protection services. In addition, KBR will also provide ongoing site surveillance and reporting throughout the construction phase. The expanded infrastructure facility, which includes upgrades to the existing site and amenities, is part of the Government of Western Australias new custodial infrastructure program for the delivery of 1,650 new beds across the prison system.
KBR has been engaged by DORIC Contractors under a design contract. The projects mission is to deliver a safe, secure and contemporary expansion of Acacia Prison by the end of 2014 all to a tight budget and timeline and with minimal disruption to prison operations. KBR was the structural and civil engineering consultant for the existing Acacia Prison, which was built in 2001.
KBRs significant national experience in the justice sector contributed to a successful bid that represents value-for-money for the State Government, said Colin Elliott, KBR president, Infrastructure. This award positions KBR to continue to secure a significant share of the correction markets consultancy services.
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- KBR is a market leader in major infrastructure project delivery and provides innovative technical and project management solutions across a diverse range of sectors, including correctional facilities.
- This win builds on other recent wins in the corrections sector by KBR in Australia and strengthens KBRs position as a leader in the sector.
- KBRs other recent experience in delivering correctional facilities includes the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre Expansion Project in Victoria and the Northfields Prisons Upgrade Project in South Australia.
- KBRs primary objective is to safely deliver quality, innovative engineering and project management services to clients, on time and within budget.
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Source: KBRCopyright Business Wire 2012