21 June 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Support services group Interserve has been awarded a two-year contract extension worth up to £265 million to continue as the infrastructure support provider for four strategic international UK Armed Forces bases.
The contract has been awarded by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) on behalf of the Joint Forces Command (JFC). The four sites comprise the JFC's international Permanent Joint Operating Bases in the Falkland Islands and Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, as well as Gibraltar and Cyprus in the Mediterranean.
Interserve is responsible for infrastructure support at the bases, including planned and reactive work to maintain the sites. The company also provides a range of site-specific services across the bases, such as aircraft handling at Ascension Island, power generation, water treatment and plant management in the Falklands, and support for visiting vessels in Gibraltar.
Interserve has extensive experience in delivering infrastructure support services at diverse and complex sites and has held the Permanent Joint Operating Bases contracts with the DIO and JFC for over 10 years.
Adrian Ringrose, Interserve's CEO, said: "With extensive defence expertise and a ten-year track record working with the DIO and JFC on this specific portfolio, we are well-equipped to meet the varied and changing requirements of our armed forces across these strategic sites."
Interserve has long supported the DIO's portfolio, including securing a five-year contract in 2016 worth £230 million to provide facilities services at the US Air Force's UK estate. Other key projects include providing support services for the DIO's military training estate, as well as contracts for Ministry of Defence bases at MoD Corsham and MoD Lyneham.