A joint venture (JV) between KBR subsidiary SGT and PAE has secured a contract worth up to $608.7m from Nasa to provide support services at the Kennedy Space Center.

The base operations, spaceport services contract was awarded to the PAE-SGT Partners (PSP) JV.

The firm-fixed-price contract requires the company to deliver institutional support services at both the Kennedy Space Center and Nasa’s facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

It involves a base period of two years and three two-year options. The contract includes cost reimbursable and indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity components.

“It demonstrates the new growth we are experiencing as a direct result of our acquisition of SGT.”

PAE CEO John Heller said: “Our continued exemplary performance at the Johnson Space Center, as well as our recent performance at Mississippi’s Stennis Space Center and the New Orleans’s Michoud Assembly facility, provided us with unique, proven capabilities to position us to win this contract.

“The synergy we have with our high-calibre JV partner and our collective proven past performance and relevant experience ensured PSP as the best overall value.”

Last April, KBR acquired Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) to expand its professional services across the government services sector.

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Following the acquisition, the business was integrated into KBR’s global government services unit KBRwyle, which has been providing mission-critical space support solutions to Nasa and other customers for more than 60 years.

KBRwyle currently operates at 11 Nasa centres and facilities and delivers support in a wide range of areas spanning space technology, aeronautics, science, exploration and operations.

KBR president and CEO Stuart Bradie said: “This is an exciting win that significantly expands our relationship with Nasa and grows our space franchise.

“It demonstrates the new growth we are experiencing as a direct result of our acquisition of SGT.”

According to the contract, PSP will offer mission-focused institutional support, including operations, maintenance and engineering of assigned facilities, systems, equipment and utilities.

The scope of work also includes work management and spaceport integration functions, mission support and launch readiness management.

KBRwyle also provides prime contractor services at Goddard Space Flight Center and Johnson Space Center.