Company Claims KBR Stiffed It in Iraq

     (CN) – A Kuwaiti construction firm says KBR stiffed it for $1 million of in Iraq for construction in war zones and equipment that was returned damaged or not returned at all.

     In its complaint in Houston Federal Court, American General Trading and Contracting, which pitched tents at Camp Cedar II in Iraq and built helicopter pads at Camp Buehring in Kuwait, says KBR, a former Halliburton subsidiary, has been “evaluating” some of its invoices since 2003, and refuses to pay them.
     The firm says KBR refused to pay for some leased equipment, lost a generator and two “tractor trailer tails,” and returned five water trucks in “severely damaged” condition.
     It says KBR refused to pay it for supplying tents to Camp Cedar II and pouring 60 concrete helicopter pads at the Camp Buehring military staging area, forcing the company to stop work for three months, leaving workers and equipment idle and damaging materials.
     American General wants the money owed and unspecified damages. It is represented by Charles Henke Jr.

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