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AMEC to support key contract in Korea as member of SK Engineering & Construction consortium

14 June 2007

London, United Kingdom (June 14, 2007) AMEC, the international project management and services company, has positioned itself for future environmental work in South Korea as a member of a consortium that has won a major contract with the U.S. Army.

Under the contract with the Far East District of the U.S. Army Engineer Division, SK Engineering & Construction (SKEC), supported by AMEC and other partners, will provide up to US$14 million in environmental services to the Department of Defense and other U.S. government interests in Korea. The contract period is two years, but there are options for three more years and an additional US$15 million.

Contract services include environmental assessments and impact studies; pollution-prevention planning; natural and cultural resources surveys; air, water, sediment and soil sampling; investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites; testing, removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; and asbestos and lead-based paint abatement.

"The award is significant in that it is one of the first contracts procured with the intent of supporting, from an environmental perspective, the announced relocation of U.S. forces farther south, away from the border with North Korea," said Brian W. Boose, who directs AMEC's services to the U.S. Army. "This will require the investigation and remediation of residual contamination at properties being returned to the South Korean government as part of the relocation, as well as environmental services at retained and expanding installations on the Korean Peninsula."

AMEC's alliance with SKEC is globally significant as well because both SKEC and AMEC are major international players in the oil and gas sector and future opportunities for this team to work together elsewhere are being explored.

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