IAP Wins Power Contract in Afghanistan
Cape Canaveral, FL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. a contract valued at approximately $17 million to provide permanent reliable power at Forward Operating Base Dwyer in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.
The work consists of the provision of a leased centralized modular 5mW Continuous Power Plant including the transporting, installation, operation, and maintenance of the Power Plant. The contract also includes the construction and operation and maintenance and repair of the Distribution System for the Forward Operating Base. It is expected to be completed May 1, 2011.
“Since 2002, IAP has been one of the largest providers of power in the Middle East in the support of military missions for the Department of Defense,” said Dwight Clark, Senior Vice President of IAP’s Global Operations and Logistics business operations, located in Panama City, Florida. “We take great pride in this award, which demonstrates the depth of IAP’s expertise in providing safe, reliable, and economical power solutions in remote and hostile environments.”
IAP currently provides a total of 253 megawatts of power at 18 sites in the Middle East, which includes a 24-megawatt power plant and distribution grid at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan operated by the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency. “IAP’s power generation team has a solid record with proven results,” said L.D. Hutto, President of the Power Generation business segment. “Leveraging years of experience, we understand the vital role that generating power plays in ongoing operations for the warfighter.”
IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. is a leading international contractor providing global mission support for commercial industries, the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies. The company operated in three lines of business: Global Operations and Logistics, Base Operations Support Services, and Professional and Technical Services.
IAP’s corporate headquarters is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the company employs more than 7,000 people at more than 100 locations worldwide. IAP’s website can be accessed at www.iapws.com.