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KBR awarded prison expansion project

8 Aug 12 KBR has been awarded the consultancy contract for the 387-bed expansion of Acacia Prison in Wooroloo, Western Australia.

As engineering consultant for the overall AU$90m (£60.9m) expansion, KBR will undertake civil, structural, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and fire protection services. In addition, it will provide site surveillance and reporting throughout the construction phase.

The expansion, which includes upgrades to the existing site and amenities, is part of Western Australia’s new custodial infrastructure programme for the delivery of 1,650 new beds across the prison system.

KBR has been engaged by Doric Contractors for the work on  Acacia Prison. The expansion is due for completion by the end of 2014. KBR was also the structural and civil engineering consultant for the existing Acacia Prison, which was built in 2001.

“KBR’s significant national experience in the justice sector contributed to a successful bid that represents value-for-money for the state government,” said KBR president, infrastructure, Colin Elliott. 

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