KBR Maritime JV wins $470M contract for Portsmouth Naval Base

KBR is expanding its presence in the UK naval defense sector with a new five-year $470 million contract to bring transformational change to the delivery of infrastructure services at HM Naval Base Portsmouth.

KBR, working in a joint venture with BAE Systems, under the name KBS Maritime, is set to deliver ‘enduring change’ to the Portsmouth base, securing investment in the local community and ensuring fit-for-purpose support for the Royal Navy over the next five years. 

Photo: UK Defence Imagery Naval Bases

As part of the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) – covering the management of naval bases in Portsmouth, Clyde and Devonport – the newly formed JV will provide technology-led and data-driven facilities management and dockside services at the base.

“The strength of this partnership aligns with our ambitions to expand our digital capabilities into the defense sector at all levels, with a focus on efficiency and sustainability to both the MOD and the public,” Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO, said.

KBR continues to expand its naval base support and wider breadth of capabilities into the UK MOD. In February, it announced a key contract to support delivery of a major naval infrastructure program at HM Clyde Naval Base in Scotland. KBR will support the delivery of management services, helping extend the design life of key facilities and maintain operations.