US-based Shaw Group has opened an office in Baghdad, Iraq to support its increasing activity in the Arab state including anticipated US government projects under the $1.5 billion US Central Command award announced in January 2004.
The Baghdad office is currently supporting an approximately $47 million task order in Iraq for facility upgrades, installation of utilities and other infrastructure improvements. The facility will also support projects for the Iraqi ministries and other clients located throughout the Middle East, according to a press release.
The task order was awarded under the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE), Worldwide Environmental Remediation and Construction services contract. The Shaw Group was selected among several companies to perform a full range of integrated environmental and construction services under the AFCEE contract, which was awarded in December 2003. The new office presently employs a workforce of approximately 1,200, including Shaw personnel and Iraqi subcontractors.
The Shaw Group is a provider of engineering and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the power, process, environmental, infrastructure and defense markets. — (menareport.com)
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