The US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, has awarded a $965m worldwide environmental remediation services (WERS) contract to Tetra Tech to provide unexploded ordnance clean up services.

Under the five-year WERS contract, the company will provide munitions response and other hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste remediation services.

Tetra Tech will also provide response activities anywhere munitions are stored, evaluated, treated, disposed of or used for military operations.

Tetra Tech chairman and CEO Dan Batrack said the cleanup would help the US Department of Defense reach its base realignment and closure (BRAC) goals and support the military munitions response programme (MMRP) worldwide.

Tetra Tech is one of seven firms awarded the indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract.