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Berger gets $50M contract to assist USACE disaster response support

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Morristown-based construction management firm Louis Berger announced today 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.

According to the announcement, 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.

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, the company said in a statement.

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