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US's Pentagon awards two contracts for Pres Trump-backed border wall

American companies SLSCO and Barnard Construction win contracts for border wall work in New Mexico and Arizona

The border wall was an election promise by President Donald Trump.
ITP / Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images
The border wall was an election promise by President Donald Trump.

The US Department of Defense has awarded contracts worth $976m to American companies SLSCO and Barnard Construction for the development of a border wall in New Mexico and Arizona, an election promise made by President Donald Trump during his 2016 US Presidential Election.

The Galveson, Texas-based SLSCO’s contract is valued at $789m, and will see the company carrying out border replacement wall construction work.

Nine bids were solicited and six received for the Santa Teresa, New Mexico project, which is due to complete in October 2020.

The US Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the contracting authority, the Pentagon said.

Meanwhile, Bozeman, Montana-headquartered Barnard Construction’s fixed-price deal is valued at $187m.

As part of its contract, Barnard will deliver design-bid-build works for a primary pedestrian wall replacement project in Yuma, Arizona.

Four bids were solicited and three received for the development, due to complete in September 2020. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, California is contracting the job.

News of the contract awards comes after the American Energy Department was reported to have granted permission for local companies to work on six nuclear energy projects in Saudi Arabia, and two in Jordan, earlier this year.

According to a Reuters report this March, the US’s Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, said the six approved applications covered the delivery of “initial nuclear work” in Saudi Arabia. 

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