Jacobs has been contracted to provide waterfront facilities inspection and assessment services outside the contiguous United States (OCONUS).

The contract has been awarded by the Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC).

Services under the ‘indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract’ will be provided for five years.

Other details about the contract value or options have not been disclosed.

Under the contract, Jacobs will be responsible for field investigations, as well as underwater inspections, waterfront and ocean facility structural engineering analysis, mechanical and electrical systems, and facility repairs design.

Jacobs’ scope of services also includes environmental studies to gain approval from the federal, state and local regulatory authorities.

Furthermore, the company will provide underwater instrument and cable arrays design, build and install scheduling, and create maintenance action plans, among others.

Jacobs Federal & Environmental Solutions senior vice-president and general manager Tim Byers said: “Jacobs has served as a service provider for maritime design and engineer-diver inspections to the Navy since 1988 and as the sole service provider OCONUS since 2012.

“As the industry leader in Marine and Port Facilities, we understand the critical importance of maintaining the structural integrity of the US Navy’s waterfront facilities around the world in support of maximising Naval shore readiness.”

Jacobs boasts a team of ‘engineer-divers’ that are commercially trained to conduct high quality underwater inspections and assessments.

In March last year, the US NAVFAC Atlantic awarded Jacobs a potential eight-year, $418.9m contract for intelligent asset management.