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U.K. Taps KBR for Deployment Support

Apr. 2, 2012 - 01:56PM   |  
By ANDREW CHUTER   |   Comments
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LONDON — The British arm of KBR has landed what could be a significant deal with the U.K. Ministry of Defence to help support the deployment of British military forces domestically and overseas.

The three-year deal, known as the Operational Support Capability Contract (OSCC), will provide the Permanent Joint Headquarters with a single point of contact with industry for planning and potentially delivering contractor support to operations and exercises worldwide, an MoD spokeswoman said.

A previous deal run for Permanent Joint Headquarters by KBR here, known as Contractorised Logistics, or Conlog, has in part been responsible for the company becoming the largest single provider of support services to British forces deployed in Afghanistan.

The contractor operates a water-bottling plant at the huge military base at Camp Bastion in Helmand province, which has produced more than 40 million liters of water and a range of other services, including catering, mechanical and electrical engineering services, cleaning and even camp bus services.

Industry sources said KBR has already been tapped by Permanent Joint Headquarters to provide support services to British military personnel deployed on security duties during the Olympic Games here in July and August.

KBR’s International Government Defence and Support Services organization, based at Leatherhead in southern England, signed the OSCC deal earlier this year and the contract went live March 1.

The MoD has yet to publicly announce the deal has been won by KBR.

A spokesman for KBR here declined to comment.

KBR had previously run the Conlog program for Permanent Joint Headquarters since 2004. The MoD spokeswoman said the OSCC deal builds on lessons learned over the past seven years with Conlog.

She said OSCC is a non-exclusive enabling contract involving military, commercial and embedded contractor staff members to provide support from industry where other options are not suitable.

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