Press Release

Balfour Beatty awarded contracts worth up to £248 million by Network Rail

4 May 2010


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces today that it has been awarded contracts by Network Rail totalling up to £248 million:

  • a four-year extension to 2014 to Balfour Beatty’s existing track renewal framework contract worth approximately £56 million in the first year of the contract, with a further £115 million to be awarded provided agreed targets are met during the first year of the contract. The contract involves the delivery of plain line rail and switches and crossings at junctions with associated signalling, electrification and drainage work for the whole of Network Rail’s South East territory covering the Wessex, Sussex, Kent and Anglia regions;

  • a four-year contract worth in excess of £50 million for the grinding of plain line rail across the UK, including the operation and maintenance of six of Network Rail’s fleet of rail grinders;

  • the £27 million Paisley corridor improvement project in Glasgow for the construction of a new third running line and associated overhead electrification additions and modifications, as well as the remodelling of a number of approach lines. The Paisley corridor runs from Gower Street Junction to Arkleston Junction. This contract is due for completion in 2012.

Commenting today Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded these contracts by Network Rail for whom we have worked since its formation in 2002 on a number of high-profile projects. These further contract awards demonstrate the strength of our partnership and we look forward to delivering a first-class service to Network Rail.”


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Notes to Editors:

  1. Balfour Beatty is a leading international rail engineering, design and construction business offering expertise in track, power and electrification, specialist railway civil engineering and building, and signalling, as well as multi-disciplinary and innovative solutions.

    We undertake multi-disciplinary and single discipline projects for mainline, metro and light rail infrastructure, covering the total project lifecycle from feasibility studies through outline and detailed design, procurement, planning, construction, installation, testing and commissioning and maintenance.

  2. Balfour Beatty ( is a world-class infrastructure group operating in construction services, professional services, support services and infrastructure investments.

    We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, the US, South-East Asia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.

    Our key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist healthcare, and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail). We deliver services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including investment, project design, financing and management, engineering and construction and facilities management services.

    Balfour Beatty employs more than 50,000 people around the world.

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