Saudi company wins KBR Ruling Over Work in Iraq

Tamimi Global Co. has won a $35 million arbitration award in London against Houston-based KBR for work it says it did in Iraq, according to court documents filed in Houston.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Tamimi, based in Saudi Arabia, worked as a subcontractor for KBR, providing dining and food services for U.S. troops. The company claims KBR withheld payments starting in 2008 because the U.S. government withheld payments to KBR after an audit of an earlier contract. Tamimi continued to operate through 2009, when its contracts with KBR ended.

The newspaper quotes a spokeswoman, Gabriela Segura, as saying that KBR is disappointed with the arbitration outcome and is evaluating its options.

(Source: Houston Chronicle)

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