Amey secures a contract extension with roads service in Northern Ireland

13 November 2006
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Amey’s Owen Williams business stream today announced it has been awarded a 12-month extension to its contract with Roads Service, an Executive Agency within the Department for Regional Development in Northern Ireland, worth £3 million a year.

Within the existing two plus two-year contract, Owen Williams, in partnership with the Road Service Consultancy (RSC), provides ‘enhanced consultancy services’ to Roads Service in the areas of transport planning, infrastructure design, street lighting, project management, geotechnical and environmental investigation, and design.

Roads Service is the sole body responsible for just over 25,000km of public roads together with about 8,000km of footways, 6,000 bridges, 240,000 street lights and 270 public car parks across the province.

Chris Webster, Executive Director, Amey, said: "We are extremely pleased to have gained this significant contract extension. Owen Williams is developing an impressive reputation in Ireland for first-class consultancy, and the extension of this contract is indicative of the value enhancing approach that Owen Williams has applied to its work with Roads Service.

He added: "This news demonstrates the quality and commitment that our staff brings to such projects and underlines Amey’s market leading position. We now look forward to further demonstrating our commitment by delivering a quality service across Northern Ireland in the next 12 months."

The contract commenced in April 2005 and the announcement of the extension means the contract will run until March 2008 with potential for a further one year extension. 

Notes to the Editor
Amey is a leading provider of integrated business and infrastructure services to the public and private sector and is working closely with central and local government to develop major projects, including PFI and PPP projects, in the education, health, transport and defence sectors. Services range from the management of large scale transportation infrastructure to the delivery of professional and back office services, all of which are underpinned by leading-edge technology and a genuine partnering philosophy.  Since 2003, Amey has been part of Grupo Ferrovial, one of the largest services and construction groups in Europe.

In February 2006 Amey acquired professional support services provider, Owen Williams.  Owen Williams is the professional services division of Amey, providing management and consultancy services, for clients in strategic highways and transportation, railways, operational services and local government sectors.

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