Jacobs Receives Contract from Bonneville Power Administration to Provide Construction Administration and Inspection Services

Oct 26, 2010, 07:45 ET from Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that a subsidiary company received an award from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to provide on-site construction administration and inspection services for the build and replacement of transmission lines, substations and ancillary communications projects.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Tom McDuffie stated, "We are proud to help support BPA on this high-profile program.  This is a critical initiative that will support the cost-effective development of high-voltage transmission infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest."  

BPA is a federal agency headquartered in Portland, Oregon that markets wholesale electricity and transmission services to Pacific Northwest public and private utilities, and to some direct service industries.  BPA provides about one-third of the electricity used in the Northwest and operates about three-fourths of the region's high-voltage transmission.  BPA owns and maintains more than 15,000 miles of transmission lines and 300 substations.  The overall program is budgeted at $6 billion.

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.

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