MARYVILLE, Tenn. (July 15, 2010)—Relyant L.L.C., which provides strategic support services globally, is to get a $7-million expansion of its current $32-million spray foam insulation contract with the Bagram Regional Contracting Center in Afghanistan.
Relyant said it has provided environmentally friendly, U.S. Army-approved insulation to soft-sided surfaces such as tents to aid in the heating and cooling of soldiers' living quarters since September 2008.
In June, Relyant also announced that it has a $49 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Afghanistan Engineering South District, to remove unexploded ordnance and clear mines in southern and western Afghanistan.
In addition to increased comfort, Relyant said foam insulation provides a 70 to 95 percent decrease in the use of diesel fuel for heating and cooling, according to the Government Accountability Office Report 09-300 of the U.S. Defense Energy Management. As well as cutting the number of fuel transport convoys, which saves money, this places fewer lives in jeopardy, Relyant said.