ConDig (04-Apr-19). Global engineering group Jacobs Engineering Group Inc has taken off with a $40 million deal to renovate the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) headquarters buildings at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Under the five-year deal with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District, the Dallas, Texas-based company said it will upgrade more than 780,000 square feet of headquarters space.
In addition to incorporating cyber security and sustainable building principles for two facilities originally built in 1942 and 1964, the design is expected to lower operation and maintenance costs.
“We recognize this project’s visibility and the importance of modernizing AFMC’s headquarters work environment,” said Jacobs Federal Solutions senior vice president and general manager Pankaj Duggal.
“Our team looks forward to incorporating cyber security and sustainable building principles into the design and providing innovative solutions for this phased renovation.”
AFMC ensures the command manages its research, development, acquisition, test and logistics services that keep Air Force weapon systems and warfighters ready for combat.
It comes as Jacobs has been named as a potential bidder on a $8 billion oil refinery planned by Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex near the port of Dos Bocas, Mexico.
The country has also invited interest from US engineering firms Bechtel and KBR.
The project will include 17 processing plants, 93 storage tanks and other associated infrastructure, according to reports.
Jacobs Engineering will bid in conjunction with Australia-based WorleyParsons, while Bechtel will bid as part of a consortium with Italian company Techint.