The United States Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a framework contract to Wood to maintain, restore, and modernize their Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants (POL) installations worldwide. The five-year contract has a shared maximum potential value of US$880 million across the eight awardees in the framework.

The U.S. Navy has more than 60 bases around the world that play a critical role in supporting the maintenance, training, and equipment of combat-ready Naval forces. While the success of the Naval forces depends on access to mission-critical equipment such as watercraft, aircraft, and vehicles, the success of the equipment is reliant on access to fuel provided by POL installations.

Under the contract, Wood will be awarded task orders focused on delivering upgrades to create compliant and resilient fuel installations including pipelines, fuel storage tanks, and other ancillary systems to ensure safe and seamless operations for agile deployment. Activities will include design, engineering, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair services, and new construction of fuel systems and associated facilities.

Joe Sczurko, CEO of Wood’s Technical Consulting Solutions business, said: “We are honored to announce this award and look forward to continuing our more than 30-year relationship with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, supporting their initiative to modernize POL installations across the globe.

“This contract solidifies Wood’s position as a technical leader in fuel storage and distribution systems, and will see us provide long-term, sustainable solutions to modernize mission-critical facilities and assets. These upgrades will optimize performance, reduce risk, and maximize value for defense agencies, which are critical components of NAVFAC’s mission.”