Press Release

Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded Airport Terminal Development contract in the United States

7 April 2010


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces today that, in joint venture, it has been selected for preconstruction and construction services for Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport’s seven-year Terminal Development Programme.

The project, which is still in design and development, is expected to be worth approximately $900 million.

The joint venture, known as BARC, comprises Balfour Beatty, Azteca Enterprises, H.J. Russell & Company and CARCON Industries.

BARC is planned to be responsible for preconstruction and construction management services for the renovation of terminals A and C and the construction of a rail station to connect future routes, for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, to the airport.

Commenting today Balfour Beatty Chief Executive Ian Tyler said;

“We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this major infrastructure project with our joint venture partners. Our ability to leverage the experience and relationships across our businesses in the US, combined with our strong multi-disciplinary capabilities and project management skills, are ideally suited to complex major infrastructure developments of this kind. We look forward to delivering a key part of Dallas-Fort Worth’s transport infrastructure.”

Terminals A, B, C, and E at the airport are approximately 40 years old and primarily consist of original structures and building systems. Through the programme, the airport seeks to improve efficiency, passenger processing and the aesthetic appearance for all four terminals.

The project scope includes the replacement of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, improving roadways and in-field parking garages and preparing existing areas for new conveyance systems for baggage handling. The phased project will also involve the construction of temporary facilities to accommodate areas that are undergoing renovation.


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Notes to Editors:

  1. Balfour Beatty Construction US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, design-build, preconstruction, public/private and turnkey services for customers across the US through regional businesses based in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, California and Washington, D.C. The company employs 2,100 professionals and was recently named as one of the ‘100 Best Places to Work’ in the US by Fortune Magazine.

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

    We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, the US, South-East Asia, Australia 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, retail and mining). We deliver services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including investment, project design, programme management, financing, engineering and construction, and facilities management services.

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