Jacobs wins contract for San Francisco Bay Tunnel Project

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it received a contract from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to provide construction management (CM) services for the Bay Tunnel Project in California. The project will construct approximately five miles of nine-foot-diameter soft ground tunnel below the San Francisco Bay, two vertical shafts in areas adjacent to the Bay, and a watertight final lining of welded steel pipe...

PASADENA, CA, Sept. 23, 2008 -- San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to provide construction management (CM) services for the Bay Tunnel Project in California. The project will construct approximately five miles of nine-foot-diameter soft ground tunnel below the San Francisco Bay, two vertical shafts in areas adjacent to the Bay, and a watertight final lining of welded steel pipe.

The total installed cost of the construction project is valued at approximately $270 million with a CM contract value of $18 million.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Bob Clement stated, "We are very pleased to be awarded this major tunneling project in the San Francisco Bay Area. The tunnel is one of the most critical elements of the Water System Improvement Program to ensure the delivery of reliable, high quality, and affordable water to 2.4 million customers in the four Bay Area counties of Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco. Our selection is testament to our capabilities to manage tunneling in difficult ground conditions and we are privileged to have the opportunity to help enhance the quality of life for the residents of the region."

Jacobs, with over 56,000 employees and revenues exceeding $10.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.

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