KBR wins $65 million contract to support US bases in Djibouti and Kenya


Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) has been awarded a $64.8 million US military contract to support base operations at three locations in Djibouti and Kenya.

This is according to the US Department of Defence, which made the announcement on 20 November. It said Kellogg Brown and Root Services Inc was awarded the indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification for the exercise of Option Three for base operating support services at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti; Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti; and Camp Simba, Kenya.

“The work to be performed provides for all management and administration, security, fire and emergency, air operations, ordnance, material management and supply, facilities management and investment, pest control, integrated solid waste, pavement clearance, utilities, base support vehicles and equipment, morale, welfare and recreation support, galley, unaccompanied housing, custodial, grounds maintenance and landscaping and environmental services to provide base operations support services,” the US Department of Defence said.

“After award of this option, the total cumulative contract value will be $263 190 457. Work will be performed in Djibouti City, Djibouti (89%); Manda Bay, Kenya (8%); and Chabelley, Djibouti (3%).”

The contract covers the period from November 2020 to November 2021.

KBR has over the years received numerous US military base management contracts. For example, in August this year it received a $75 million contract from the US Department of Defence for construction projects at Camp Lemonnier and Chabelley Air Field in Djibouti, after beating five other proposals.

Under that contract, “the work to be performed provides for various renovations, repairs, maintenance, replacements, alterations, demolition and construction projects for Camp Lemonnier and Chabelley Air Field, Djibouti. The construction may include minor alteration, repair of real property (industrial and commercial) and utilities.”

KBR originally supported Camp Lemonnier from 2002 through 2007 and led its conversion from a former French Foreign Legion outpost into a sustainable US military base. KBR has provided full spectrum base operations support services at Camp Lemonnier, including airfield operations, housing, galley, vehicle maintenance, water and wastewater facility operations, solid waste management, fuel, and key life support and recreation services.

Additionally, KBR supports operations at two forward operating locations at Chabelley Air Field, Djibouti and Manda Bay, Kenya.

In April this year KBR received $110 million in contracts to support the US military at Camp Lemonnier. It was awarded a $15 million bridge contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (NAVFAC EURAFSWA) for repair, maintenance and construction services at Camp Lemonnier. This is an extension on a contract KBR won in 2014.