KBR’s defence project unaffected by Carillion liquidation

FILE PHOTO: A Carillion sign in Manchester, Britain July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo - RC1FB056E500KBR announced today that it expects no disruption to its project being executed through a joint venture with Carillion as a result of Carillion’s announced liquidation yesterday.

 KBR operates a stand-alone Joint Venture with Carillion on Project Allenby Connaught through its Aspire Defence entities, providing design, construction and maintenance services to the British Army for living and working accommodation. The Joint Venture has been performing services for the Ministry of Defence since 2006, and the management and workforce are “mature and stable”. whatever that means.

In a statement, the company said it had been undergoing contingency planning for the last three months and was well placed to continue operating this contract.

” We do not expect any disruption to the delivery of services, the performance of the contract or the cash-flow from the contract because of Carillion’s liquidation.”

KBR President and CEO Stuart Bradie said: “We’ve been aware of Carillion’s challenges for some time and have taken necessary steps to facilitate a seamless transition and we are operating business as usual. We will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Defence, and the administrator to explore options to ensure the continued long-term success of MoD programmes.”