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Agility wins task order.

Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), and its partners DynCorp International and CH2M Hill have been awarded a task order for logistics support for the Afghanistan-South Area of Responsibility (AOR) under an existing contract.

The task order value is $643.5 million for a one-year base period. The award also includes four one year option periods with a total evaluated value of $5.874 billion, said a statement. The DynCorp International team has received directions to begin task order performance immediately. DynCorp International is the prime contractor, and Agility DGS and CH2M Hill are subcontractors on the LOGCAP IV team. Under this new task order the team will provide existing bases within the Afghanistan South AOR with operations and maintenance support, including but not limited to: facilities management, electrical power, water, sewage and waste management, laundry operations, food services and transportation motor pool operations. In addition, the team will provide various construction services for additional sites. This is the third task order award to the DynCorp-Agility DGS-CH2M Hill team. Under earlier task orders, the team provides: services at Udairi Army Airfield in Kuwait. Those services include firefighting, fire protection support, equipment and vehicle maintenance, airfield operations, flight dispatch, air traffic control tower services, and weather observation and forecasting services.

Project work in PNG In other Agility-related news, the company signed a deal worth up to $21 million to provide freight services for a project development by Lihir Gold Limited in Papua New Guinea (PNG). "(Agility will) provide freight management services for Lihir's Million Ounce Plant Upgrade (MOPU)...the project's material logistics is expected to be in excess of 50,000 freight tonnes," Agility said in a statement on the Kuwaiti bourse. The project at the Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea is expected to conclude within two years with a cost of $700 million, Agility said. The firm's stake in the deal is expected to be between $14 million and $21 million, it said. "Agility's expected stake varies between 2 per cent to 3 per cent of the total value of the project," it said. Agility won the Best Logistics Services Provider (BLSP) award at the third Annual Middle East Logistics Awards (Mela).

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