The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a $530m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to KBR to provide worldwide maintenance and supply chain services for the USMC Blount Island Command.

The potential value of the eight-year contract could reach up to $950m.

Under the contract, KBR will provide a full range of logistics services to support three Marine Corps prepositioning programmes.

These are the Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS), Marine Corps Prepositioning Programme – Norway (MCPP-N), and the Marine Expeditionary Unit Augmentation Programme Kuwait (MAP-K).

Services delivered under this contract will include corrective and preventive maintenance, modifications, and care of supplies in storage (COSIS) for equipment worldwide.

Contract work will be primarily performed at Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida.

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KBR will also provide services in Kuwait and Norway, as well as on 12 prepositioned ships in the Asia-Pacific and Diego Garcia regions.

The contract comes with a base period of five years and an optional ordering period of three years. In addition, there is provision for the extension of contract services by six months.

KBR president and CEO Stuart Bradie said: “KBR understands the responsibility of the USMC’s prepositioning programmes to the US military’s readiness strategy.

“We will uphold our legacy of ensuring US Marines have quick access to the best combat-ready equipment wherever they are in the world.”

The company was previously awarded a ten-year contract to provide similar services to USMC Blount Island Command in 2009.

In May last year, KBR secured a contract modification to provide prepositioning and logistics support services for the 2009 contract.