KBR's new contract with the Army could potentially earn the company almost three billion dollars.Î¾ It's a one-year deal, with an option for four more years as American troops wind down their mission in Iraq.Î¾
The Army notified KBR it had won the contract late last week, right after the company told shareholders it lost about $25 million in award fees because of flawed electrical work in Iraq.
KBR was responsible for maintaining the barracks where a Green Beret was electrocuted in 2008 while taking a shower. The company has denied wrongdoing, and the Army did not press criminal charges — citing insufficient evidence. But the uproar that followed triggered a review of 17 other electrocution deaths and widespread inspections of electrical work in Iraq, much of it performed by KBR.
The family of the Green Beret who died has filed a lawsuit in federal court against KBR.