U.S. Government Selects AMEC As Worldwide Environmental Services Supplier to U.S. Air Force

16/12/2002


London, United Kingdom (17 December 2002) - AMEC, the international engineering services company, has been selected among others by the U.S. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) for negotiation of worldwide environmental-services contracts. As a result AMEC, anticipates significant growth in its services for the US Air Force as this client relationship expands on an international basis over the next five years.

The initial AFCEE program spending ceiling, covering a select number of pre-qualified firms, is $1.1 billion. Provisions allow the Air Force to raise that amount up to $2.75 billion over the next five years. The Air Force programme will have a five-year ordering period. Services to be covered include environmental restoration, conservation, planning, compliance, and pollution prevention at international US military installations.

"We are honored to be among those selected and look forward to delivering AMEC's environmental engineering expertise for the U.S. Air Force on a world-wide basis," said Roger Jinks, President of AMEC's Earth & Environmental operations.

The Air Force contracts will include support to traditional AFCEE projects and also services in emerging program areas. Existing project areas include environmental cleanup work, environmental impact investigations and permitting, hazardous material and waste management, human health risk assessment, water and air quality monitoring, threatened and endangered species surveys, storage tank management, wastewater and stormwater quality management, bird-strike hazard assessments, and preservation of cultural and historic resources, among others.

Examples of emerging requirements include homeland defense, Geographical Information System (GIS) database management support, and remediation of unexploded ordnance at firing ranges. Also included are architecture and engineering services for infrastructure design and construction, fuel facilities, force protection, information technology, military family housing and military construction.

AMEC operates 90 Earth & Environmental offices in North America and abroad that specialize in environmental, geotechnical, water resources and materials engineering. AMEC has provided a range of environmental services at military installations around the world. The company also played a prominent role in the emergency recovery operations at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

AMEC, the international engineering services company provides asset design, delivery and support for oil & gas; transportation; infrastructure and industrial clients worldwide. AMEC has annual revenues of more than U.S. $6 billion and operates from offices in 40 countries worldwide.

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