NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
HESCO Bastion Inc have been awarded the US Army Core of Engineers, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), contract for the supply of HESCO® Flood Lined units for the National Flood Fight Centre, Rock Island, Illinois.
HESCO defensive barriers are best known for protecting soldiers from attack during deployment in conflict zones, but their flood barriers, based on the renowned HESCO Concertainer® concept, now protects people's homes and businesses throughout the United States from seasonal flooding, tropical storms and hurricanes.
The National Flood Fight Center will serve as the emergency procurement for flood response operations nationwide. Their objective; to assure that an ample supply of flood fighting materiel is available throughout the duration of any event and by choosing HESCO flood barriers, which can be deployed quickly and easily, without the need for specialized tradesman or equipment, they are able to supply emergency protection.
Stephanie Victory, Chief Executive HESCO Bastion Inc said, "The win of this tender is particularly pleasing, we believe, having proved ourselves time and time again in emergency situations, HESCO flood defense systems are the product of choice when protecting that which matters."
HESCO Bastion Inc has been awarded the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an initial value of $8,792,000 rising up to a potential maximum of $26,376,000.
Headquartered in the UK with offices in the US, HESCO Bastion was founded by the renowned Leeds industrialist and philanthropist Jimi Heselden, and is a leader in the design and manufacture of rapidly deployable, ground-mounted barrier systems for the purposes of military protection, homeland security and flood protection.
HESCO flood barriers were deployed last month during flooding along the Mississippi River in IOWA, City of Iowa City, City of Burlington, City of Davenport.
SOURCE HESCO Bastion Inc