Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) October 14, 2013
The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) announced today that it has been awarded a $50 million contract over a five-year period to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pittsburgh District in their mission to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in responding to natural disasters and emergencies by providing temporary emergency power to critical public facilities.
Pittsburgh is the lead USACE district for mobilization and execution of all emergency power missions tasked by FEMA to support U.S. states and territories after disasters. Louis Berger will support the USACE prior to, during and following federally declared emergencies in FEMA regions I, II, and III, which includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
“We’re providing resources, staff and equipment to facilities within 21 hours of an emergency and will be available around the clock until the emergency concludes,” said Tom Lewis, senior vice president for Louis Berger’s U.S. Operations. “The approximately 62 million residents of these three FEMA regions rely on these life-saving and life-sustaining facilities during declared emergencies.”
Depending on the identified emergency power needs, Louis Berger will assess power requirements; install government-provided diesel-powered emergency generators; and provide fueling, operation and maintenance and generator repair services at public facilities such as hospitals, medical centers, 911 centers, police and fire stations, water and sewage infrastructure, assisted living centers, shelters and meal centers.
About The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
The Louis Berger Group is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental planning and science, economic development and disaster response services. We are a trusted partner to federal, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry. To this diverse client base, we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. With a resource base of more than 6,000 professionals and affiliate employees in more than 50 countries, we are able to respond to local conditions while providing clients with the technical resources and rapid response capabilities of a leading global organization.