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
Australia’s 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
project’s 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.
“KBR’s 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 market’s consultancy services.”
KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company
supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil
infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets. For more
information, visit www.kbr.com.
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 KBR’s position as a leader in the sector.
KBR’s 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.
KBR’s primary objective is to safely deliver quality, innovative
engineering and project management services to clients, on time and
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