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KBR Joint Venture Signs Contract for Australia's New Naval Shipbuilding College


HOUSTON – April 3, 2018 – KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its joint venture company, NSI (Aust) Pty Ltd (NSI), established between Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR) and Huntington Ingalls Industries Australia Pty Ltd (HII), has been selected by the Australian Government to establish and manage Australia's Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC).

The Naval Shipbuilding College is a unique organization with one national purpose, "To ensure the required workforce is equipped with the right skills at the right time to implement the government's ambitious naval shipbuilding program," said Australia's Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, when he announced the request for proposal in 2017.

NSI has been established for the express purpose of implementing and executing the Naval Shipbuilding College. KBR and HII as joint venture partners, offer a unique and highly complementary combination of attributes and industry workforce training experience that are essential to the NSC's successful delivery of the right workforce with the right skills for the Naval Shipbuilding Program.

To complement KBR's and HII's industry and shipbuilding workforce development experience and expertise, NSI has assembled from across Australia, a strong team from organizations in the education, training, academic and business sectors. These organizations include the Australian Maritime College in Launceston, vocational education and training providers in Adelaide and Fremantle, as well as AiGroup, Manpower Group, PwC, Defence Teaming Centre and the Defence Industry Educational Skills Consortium. All team members have extensive national experience across Australia. The NSI team will leverage existing Australian capabilities to efficiently deliver the world-class workforce services for the NSC.

"We are delighted to be working with HII on the NSC contract," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO.  "Our two companies represent the very best of international industry, Australian industry and workforce enablement."

"We believe we have a strong proposition, with unsurpassed and highly relevant technical training, engineering and commercial expertise with a proven ability to transition into, and deliver against, the Australian Government's Naval Shipbuilding Plan workforce requirements," Bradie continued.

Estimated revenue associated with this project will be booked into backlog of unfilled orders for KBR's Government Services Business Segment.

About KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs approximately 34,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 75 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

  • Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full life-cycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
  • Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining; gasification; oil and gas consulting; integrity management; naval architecture and proprietary hulls; and downstream consulting
  • Engineering & Construction, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU) and program management.

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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