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Jacobs Receives Contract From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District
Jacobs Receives Contract From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District | elp_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, Jacobs Engineering, Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss Expansion Program, green field, green field development, Army Airfield, Corps of Engineers,

Sgt. Luis Ahumada of 1st Battalion, 361st Regt., 5th Armored Brigade, performs a push-up during a combined physical training session between 5th Armored and 402nd Field Artillery brigades here April 28. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Scott, 5th Armored Bde

Texas Business reports: Fort Worth—A California firm won a $65 million piece of the $5 billion Fort Bliss expansion program.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. in a joint venture with Huitt-Zollars received a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District for construction phase services within the Southwest region, primarily at the Fort Bliss Army Post, located near El Paso. 

The contract value is $65 million.

The $5 billion Fort Bliss Expansion Program encompasses over 4,500 acres of green field development, over 1,000 acres of major Army Airfield Area upgrades, and multiple infill projects scattered across 3,000 acres of the historic Fort Bliss Main Post.

Implemented by the US Army to support the global repositioning of soldiers, Base Re-alignment and Closure (BRAC) and the Grow the Army (GTA) initiatives, these programs represent the largest construction efforts by the US Army since WWII.  It is projected that by year 2013, more than 34,000 soldiers and their family members will be stationed at Fort Bliss.

“For the past four years we have supported the US Army Corps of Engineers on this dynamic and challenging program,” said Jacobs group vice president Tom McDuffie in a prepared statement. “We are truly honored to be able to continue delivering services in support of the Army, the soldiers and their families by providing construction phase services on facilities that are expected to enhance their training and the quality of life.”

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.