The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power,
repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged
by Hurricane Katrina.
Halliburton subsidiary KBR will also perform damage assessments at other naval
installations in New Orleans as soon as it is safe to do so.
KBR was assigned the work under a "construction capabilities" contract
awarded in 2004 after a competitive bidding process. The company is not involved
in the Army Corps of Engineers' effort to repair New Orleans' levees.