The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic has awarded Jacobs a potential eight-year, $418.9m contract for intelligent asset management.

The contract terms include a 12-month base period and seven 12-month option periods. Work will start in April 2020.

Under the contract, Jacobs will provide base operating support (BOS) services at naval installations situated in Jefferson and Kitsap counties in Washington, referred to as West Sound (WSBOS).

The company will offer improved operations and maintenance expertise for increasing infrastructure reliability and availability at several locations across the Commander, Navy Region Northwest.

Jacobs will offer services in the areas of fire and emergency, facility management and investment, pavement clearance, utilities wastewater, base support vehicles and equipment, environmental and other services.

Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions senior vice-president Steve Arnette said: “The WSBOS contract allows us to deliver innovative IAM solutions across an expanded US Navy footprint, building on our ongoing success at the US Navy’s Mayport installation.

“We will deploy agile technical and management approaches across all elements of the WSBOS enterprise while making safety a priority in all that we do.”

Naval Base Kitsap is the host command for the navy’s fleet throughout West Sound to deliver base operating services. It hosts three classes of nuclear-powered submarines.

The base provides support for both surface ships and fleet ballistic missiles, as well as other nuclear submarines ported at Bremerton and Bangor.

In 2018, Jacobs Engineering Group was selected by the US Navy to support critical national defence mission operations at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Southeast Base Operations Support I services in Jacksonville, Florida.