Bassim Shebaro: Jacobs Engineering Raises Stake in Saudi Arabian Venture by 15%

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has increased its stake in Saudi Arabia-based construction and engineering services company Jacobs ZATE from 60 percent to 75 percent. Bassim Shebaro, Jacobs group vice president, said Tuesday the investment is part of the company’s efforts to grow its presence in the Saudi Arabian market. Jacobs ZATE was formed in March 2008 following Jacobs Engineering Group’s...

PAE Lands $359M Navy Lab, Field Test Support Contract; John Heller Comments

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John Heller PAE has won a $359 million contract to provide support services for the U.S. Navy‘s training and test range in Patuxent River, Maryland. The company will perform laboratory and field testing, operate the facility’s systems, provide engineering services and maintain the Navy’s Atlantic test range and Atlantic targets and marine operations division at the Naval Air Station,...

Ralph Acaba: Raytheon Awarded $109M for Patriot Missile Engineering

Ralph Acaba Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $109 million contract for engineering and support work on the Patriot air and missile defense systems. The company said Wednesday it will provide Patriot system analysis, testing, software development and logistics services to the U.S. Army and foreign military sale customers. “Customers around the world will benefit from the maintenance and...

CDM-AECOM JV to Support Pentagon’s Environmental Compliance Programs

CDM-AECOM Multimedia Joint Venture has won a potential five-year, $85 million contract to provide architectural and engineering support for the U.S. Defense Department‘s environmental compliance initiatives. DoD said Friday the company will help prepare sustainability program studies, specifications and cost estimates for organizations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s...

Jacobs, NASA Ink $120M Marshall Center Services Modification

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Jacobs Technology (NYSE: JEC) and NASA have signed a potential one-year, $120 million contract modification for the company to continue engineering and science services at the agency’s based Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA said Monday the modification falls under a potential $600 million contract the company was awarded in July 2012 and covers work from Sept. 27, 2014...

Army Taps 6 Firms for $300M for Armament Center Support IDIQ

Six companies have won positions on a five-year, $300 million contract to help a U.S. Army research and development center obtain materials and services to meet the center’s requirements. The Army received nine bids for the multiple award order dependent contract via the Internet and will determine both funding and work location with each order, the Defense Department said Wednesday.  Contract...

Boeing Buys Hardware, Software Engineering Provider Ventura Solutions

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has bought hardware and software engineering provider Ventura Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Ventura Solutions will operate within Boeing’s network and space systems division, Boeing said Friday. Annapolis Junction, M.-based Ventura Solutions employs nearly 140 people. LinkedInTweet+1E-mail

Mike Corkery: Deltek Purchases Axium to Boost ERP Software Market Presence

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Deltek has moved to expand its customer base in the enterprise resource planning software market by purchasing Axium, a project management software provider to architecture and engineering firms. “Acquiring Axium is part of our ongoing commitment to offer solutions that power the front and back offices of A&E firms of all sizes,” Mike Corkery, Deltek president and CEO, said Wednesday. “Axium’s...

Maria Cimilluca to Head Johns Hopkins APL’s Plant Engineering Services Dept

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Maria Cimilluca Maria Cimilluca, a former senior director at Cornell University, has been appointed to lead the plant engineering services department at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. “She brings a wide range of leadership and management experience in facilities planning, maintenance and operations,” APL Assistant Operations Director Ruth Nimmo said Wednesday. Cimilluca,...

Huntington Ingalls Buys Engineering, Project Mgmt Provider UPI

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has purchased engineering and project management services provider UniversalPegasus International Holdings for an undisclosed amount. Chris Kastner, corporate vice president and general manager for corporate development, will oversee the new subsidiary, Huntington Ingalls said Monday. The Houston, Tx.-based company provides design, survey, inspection and construction...