Jacobs, US Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Advancing Critical African Infrastructure Needs

Jacobs, US Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Advancing Critical African Infrastructure Needs

DALLAS, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, to deliver architectural and engineering consulting services for the development, assessment, design, monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure projects in more than 15 African nations.

The works falls under the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), responsible for all U.S. Department of Defense operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent, to promote regional security, stability and prosperity.

"Addressing infrastructure needs around the globe, especially in U.S. AFRICOM partner nations, is one of the most important and fulfilling challenges at hand," said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure President Bob Pragada. "Continuing our work with the Europe District is an exciting opportunity to help advance its mission of preserving regional stability and security and creating hope and prosperity for future generations."

The company's first task order calls for the installation of a high-voltage distribution system and security lighting at selected locations in and around Accra and Tamale, Ghana. Jacobs will partner with the Government of Ghana, municipal authorities, market associations, the distribution utility and other stakeholders to accomplish the project.

The scope of the five-year, indefinite delivery contract calls for architectural and engineering support for infrastructure projects that fall into one or more of the following sub-sectors:

    --  Water resource management and bulk water supply: management and
        development of water resources, dams, watershed management, wetlands,
        coastal water quality and management.
    --  Transportation: construction or rehabilitation of urban and rural roads,
        seaports, airports and railroads.
    --  Water and sanitation: rural and urban water supply and sanitation
        systems, wastewater treatment facilities and solid waste including
        sanitary landfills.
    --  Irrigation systems: canals, pumping stations, reservoirs and drainage
    --  Energy and power: resource development, electrical generation, overhead
        and submarine transmission and distribution, rural electrification,
        biofuels and associated infrastructure, central heating systems, gas
        supply, processing and distribution, oil and gas exploration and
    --  Industrial facilities: industrial parks, agricultural processing
        facilities and zones.
    --  Institutional facilities: vertical structures such as schools,
        hospitals, health centers, housing, animal care facilities, offices and
        visitor centers.

Jacobs has partnered with the Europe District since 2011, delivering task orders including a situation assessment for water, sanitation and hygiene in Sierra Leone and liquefied natural gas studies and design work in Ghana.

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in fiscal 2017 revenue when combined with full-year CH2M revenues and a talent force more than 74,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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