Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jacobs Renews 5-year Master Site Agreement Contract with BP in The Netherlands

Agreement to support BP's Rotterdam Refinery which has the largest annual production capacity in Europe
Defense News ~ PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC - News) announced today that BP Raffinaderij Rotterdam has renewed their 5-year Master Site Agreement (MSA) to support small projects work at BP's Rotterdam refinery in The Netherlands. The refinery has the largest annual production capacity in Europe – around 400,000 barrels of crude oil a day – and produces a wide range of finished and intermediate products.
Officials did not disclose the contract or investment values.
Under the agreement, Jacobs will provide various engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services. Jacobs has been providing EPCM services to BP at the Rotterdam site since 2004 under the initial MSA. The work will continue to be performed by Jacobs' office in Leiden, The Netherlands, supported by a site-based team.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Robert Matha stated, "The continuation of our partnership with BP provides new opportunities to improve performance at the Rotterdam refinery. We are committed to support BP's investment needs and we will continue to deliver value-added cost efficiencies."
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.
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Force Protection Receives Order for Cougar Mastiff Vehicles

United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to Receive 23 Mastiff EOD Variants
Defense News ~ LADSON, S.C.--February 23, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT - News), a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of survivability solutions and provider of total life cycle support for those products, today announced that it has received an order for 23 Cougar Mastiff Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) variants to be delivered to the United Kingdom via a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from Marine Corps Systems Command. The undefinitized contract has a value not to exceed $16.1 million.
The work will be performed in Ladson, SC and is expected to be completed prior to April, 2010. The first 5 Mastiff EOD vehicles were delivered on February 8th, 2010, 20 days after contract award due to long lead funding previously received towards work on the contract.
Michael Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection, commented, “We are delighted with the Cougar Mastiff’s performance with the United Kingdom’s forces. The Mastiff has proven time and again to be a life saver and an excellent value for our customer. These EOD Mastiffs will enable bomb disposal units in the current theater of operations to perform their missions safely and effectively. We thank our United Kingdom customer for their continued confidence in our products and we look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationships with the Ministry of Defence to meet other current and future survivability needs for British forces.”
About Force Protection, Inc.
Force Protection, Inc. is a leading American designer, developer and manufacturer of survivability solutions, predominantly blast- and ballistic-protected wheeled vehicles currently deployed by the U.S. military and its allies to support armed forces and security personnel in conflict zones. The Company’s Mastiff vehicle, and its other specialty vehicles, including the Cougar, the Buffalo, Cheetah and Ocelot, are designed specifically for reconnaissance and urban operations and to protect their occupants from landmines, hostile fire, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs, commonly referred to as roadside bombs). The Company also is the developer and manufacturer of ForceArmor™, an armor package providing superior protection against explosively formed projectiles (EFPs), now available for a wide range of tactical-wheeled vehicles. The Company is one of the original developers and primary providers of vehicles for the U.S. military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicle program.
For more information on Force Protection and its vehicles, visit http://http://www.forceprotection.net//

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