Dubai-based military contractor Anham has won a contract worth an estimated US$8.1bn to provide food to US troops serving in Afghanistan.
Anham will succeed present contractor Supreme Foodservice after it became embroiled in a billing dispute with the Pentagon.
"We have a long track record of
conducting large-scale, successful operations in the most demanding
conditions," said Anham in a statement. "Whether it is our support of the US
troops and state department in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan or the US
army in Afghanistan, we deliver the best services on time and within budget."
present contract with Supreme Foodservice was inked in 2005, costing the US government nearly US$6.8bn.
This year, however, payments to Supreme
Foodservice have been reduced, following claims by the Pentagon that they have
overpaid the supplier by US$750m.
The existing contract concludes in
December, but Supreme Foodservice has been awarded an interim bridge contact
that ends a year later.
Consequently, Anham will not take over the contract until several months after that.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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