Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces that its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been awarded a £56 million ($87 million) contract by the Public Works Authority of Qatar (Ashghal) for pre tender and post tender professional consulting services for the Qatar Expressway programme.
The contract, which will form part of the major highways infrastructure in the state of Qatar, encompasses the detailed design of approximately 26 kilometres (16 miles) of divided highway with grade separated interchanges and bridges. The detailed design will be undertaken by personnel in several offices worldwide. Following detailed design, the firm will provide professional services associated with the tender stage, followed by contract administration and construction supervision on behalf of Ashghal. The estimated construction cost for the project is over US$1 billion.
Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Andrew McNaughton, said: “This win demonstrates the economic infrastructure skills and capability within the Group that we can bring to bear in growing markets globally. We look forward to successfully delivering the expressway project along with the roads and drainage and rail projects we are currently working on in Qatar.”
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Notes to editors:
1. Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions. The firm offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, programme/construction management, and operations for transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater, and community development projects.
2. Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance.
Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK, the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We continue to develop our business in key growth markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil and India.
With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors include transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, mining, water and social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools.
Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.