Amey celebrates third Highways Agency TechMAC contract win worth £25m

01 July 2009
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The Highways Agency has awarded Amey its third Technology Managing Agent Contractor (TechMAC) contract, this time in the North East. Amey, one of the UK’s leading public services companies has already celebrated winning the South East and West Midlands TechMACs, making it the leading TechMAC provider in the UK, in terms of contracts.

The contract, worth £25m over five years, covers North East network Areas 12 and 14, including Yorkshire and Humber, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and North Yorkshire. The strategic motorways and trunk roads that will be managed include parts of the M1, M18, M62, A1 (M) and A66.

Amey will be responsible for managing, maintaining and improving the technology systems and equipment along the region’s roads and motorways, including messaging signs, emergency telephones, CCTV cameras and traffic signals. The contract will commence on October 1st 2009 and will run for five years, with the potential for two one year extensions.  

Mel Ewell Chief Executive of Amey, said: “This success is a great accomplishment for Amey and clearly reflects the confidence the Highways Agency has in our technology consultancy capability.  Winning the NorthEast area alongside the West Midlands and South East regions that we already manage firmly establishes Amey as the market leader in delivering TechMACs for the Highways Agency.  We hope to use the breadth of our network coverage and skills as a company to develop synergies that will mutually benefit both the Highways Agency, Amey and road users alike.” 

Richard Lane, Highways Agency Technology Group Leader, said: "This appointment allows us to continue to provide a high level of service to the road user putting our customers first whilst maintaining and operating the technology across our strategic road network. We are looking forward to working with Amey over the next five years."


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