Triple win for Amey - Major contracts announced with the Highways Agency, Transport Scotland and Welsh Water

23 August 2013
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Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers, is celebrating a triple success this week – with the announcement of three major new contracts.

They include strategic highways contracts with the Highways Agency and Transport Scotland, as well as a new contract in the utilities sector with Welsh Water.

Mel Ewell, Amey’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to announce these three contracts wins and look forward to building on our existing relationships with the Highways Agency and Transport Scotland, as well as working in a new partnership with Welsh Water.”

The three separate contracts are:

Highways Agency ASC6

The Highways Agency (HA) has awarded Amey a contract worth up to £200m over five years to manage and maintain over 600 miles of strategic roads across East Anglia.

Under the Asset Support Contract (ASC) Area 6 Amey will be responsible for improving and maintaining routes through Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and parts of Cambridgeshire.

The five year contract commences in April 2014 and has the potential to be extended for up to three years.

Scottish Roads Partnership

Scottish Roads Partnership (SRP) has been announced as preferred bidder for the design, construction, financing and operation of a major infrastructure project to complete the Central Scotland motorway network.

The project will complete the motorway network between Glasgow and Edinburgh by upgrading the A8 trunk road between Baillieston and Newhouse to full motorway standards. It also includes work to improve the Raith Interchange and widening key sections of the M8, M73 and M74. It involves construction work on nearly 30 kilometres of motorway, 12 kilometres of new build road and 16 kilometres network upgrades.

SRP is a Ferrovial-led consortium of companies made up of Ferrovial Agroman and Lagan Construction who will deliver the construction elements of the project, Cintra and Amey who will then manage and maintain the road network and Meridiam and Uberior who will provide the essential investment required.

The project has been valued by Transport Scotland at around £415million in terms of new construction works. Additionally the contract will secure 33 years of operations and maintenance and investment revenue to the consortium.

Welsh Water

Amey has been awarded a contract by Welsh Water to deliver water services in South Wales, with the £18m per annum contract commencing in October 2013 and running for up to six years.

It will see Amey take on responsibility for repairing and maintaining around 20,000km of clean water pipes, as well as meter installation and new connections, in an area stretching as far west as Pembrokeshire, north to Ceredigion, east to Herefordshire, and south to Glamorgan.

The award of the contract follows Amey being appointed as emergency contractor for Welsh Water in May 2013 for a period of five months when the previous contractor went into administration.

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