Serco awarded new contract to deliver logistics and base support services for the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East
Date: 01 Jul 2011
Serco Group plc (Serco), the international services company, announces today the award of a new contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide logistics and base support services in the Middle East.
The two-year contract is valued at around A$50m and has two one-year extension options. Under the contract, Serco will deliver fully integrated support for ADF bases to ensure the provision of high-quality services in areas such as maintenance and ground refuelling, together with healthcare, accommodation and other support functions. The services will be implemented in a staged approach, with all services fully operational by the end of September 2011.
Serco provides support under multi-activity contracts for the armed forces in UK, US, Canada, Germany and Australia. We have supported the ADF for more than 15 years providing: garrison support services to the army; maritime engineering and technical services to the navy; and logistics, engineering advice and aircraft maintenance support to the air force. We also have 60 years of experience providing services in the Middle East with services including air traffic control, metro operations and support for higher education establishments.
Chris Hyman, Chief Executive of Serco Group plc, said:
"We are delighted to have been chosen to provide these vital services. Our comprehensive and fully integrated solution will support the Australian Defence Force by delivering seamless, efficient and high quality services, drawing on our well-established capabilities in the Middle East and our 15-year experience of working closely with the Australian military."
For further information please contact Serco:
Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 208 334 4122
Dominic Cheetham, Director of Corporate Communications T +44 (0) 208 334 4334
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 208 334 4388
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