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'Guantanamo' firm UK police bid

A major US engineering and construction company which helped build the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, is bidding for a role in a £1.5 billion contract from West Midlands and Surrey police.

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Company distances itself from building of Guantanamo Bay

A spokesman for KBR stressed that there is a new management team in place since the company built the controversial detention centre:

The incidents of the past occurred in 1994 through 2004 when KBR was owned by Halliburton.

Since 2006, KBR has brought in a completely new management team which is committed to best-in-class compliance.

Compliance and integrity are at the very core of everything we do at KBR.

We believe our best-in-class compliance programme, coupled with the unique skills and qualifications of our workforce, will be an extremely strong asset throughout the bid process.

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