URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), today announced that it has been awarded a five-year alliance contract by DTE Energy (DTE) to provide engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and technical consulting services in support of DTE’s fleet of nuclear and fossil power generation plants in Michigan. The contract has an estimated value of $325 million to URS. Alliance operations will be based out of URS’ office in Southfield, Michigan. Robert W. Zaist, President of Energy & Construction for URS, said, “This award underscores the strength of our energy practice, including our long track record of safety performance and best practice implementation for leading power companies, such as DTE. We are pleased to have the opportunity to build upon our relationship with DTE, which began twenty-two years ago, and reaffirm our commitment to providing sustained value to DTE and the Michigan community.” URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; information technology; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, and industrial projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation has more than 50,000 employees in a network of offices in nearly 50 countries ( www.urs.com). DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.
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