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Tuesday, March 16

news dump

Some of these may be duplicates. Some of the links are no longer any good. That's what happens when they sit in our inbox for too long.

LogicaCMG wins second contract in Iraq
LogicaCMG has been chosen to provide an all-IP Next Generation Messaging solution, which includes the state-of-the-art Short Messaging Service Centre, to Atheer Telecommunications in southern Iraq. LogicaCMG now supplies Next Generation Messaging to two of the three GSM service providers in Iraq.
U.S. awards second Iraq reconstruction contract
The U.S.-led rebuilding of war-torn Iraq entered a second phase of sorts Tuesday, when the government awarded a new multibillion dollar reconstruction contract to engineering giant Bechtel National Inc. The company has been leading repairs to Iraq's damaged infrastructures and buildings since last year.

The U.S. Agency for International Development announced the $1.8 billion, two-year contract in a brief statement. Bechtel has been working under an 18-month, $680 million contract with the agency to repair bridges and roads, electrical power generators and grids, water and sewage systems, and airport facilities. The contract also calls for Bechtel to rebuild up to 100 hospitals and 6,000 schools, as well as various Iraqi ministry buildings.
Kerala Co to get Iraq contract for chicken
Meat Products of India (MPI), a Kerala government establishment, is in the final stages of signing a contract with an Iraqi firm to export 400 tonnes of chicken and bufallo meat.
We assume this is with a sub-contractor to supply troops.

USA: Wellco Income Up On Iraq Boot Contract
...after receiving a contract from the Defence Supply Centre in Philadelphia to manufacture desert boots for US Armed Forces in Iraq.
American Technology Corporation Awarded $1.088 Million Contract
American Technology Corporation (ATC) announced today that it has been awarded a $1.088 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) through a prime vendor contract with ADS, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia. The contract calls for ATC to deliver LRADs to augment the Force Protection Kits of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Camp Pendleton, CA) and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA) deploying to Iraq. Deliveries under the contract have begun with completion expected by early April.
Worley: strong $A to impact earnings
The Parsons Worley joint venture is currently working on the restoration of Iraq Oil Infrastructure in the north of Iraq; the company says the contract is worth $US0.5 million ($A650,111) - $US800 million ($A1.04 billion).



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