Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick formed to strengthen Balfour Beatty’s position as a leading UK M&E engineering provider
26 August 2016
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces the combination of its Engineering Services and Engineering Construction businesses to create Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, a UK powerhouse of mechanical and electrical engineering capability.
Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, a circa £300 million revenue business, will be at the forefront of the industry and will better serve its customers through drawing on the strength of expertise that already exists within the two businesses. The company will be in a strong position to leverage economies of scale in local markets and provide added value for its customers around cost, quality and efficient delivery.
Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will be led by Managing Director Simon Lafferty, an industry leader with more than 30-years’ experience in the mechanical and electrical sectors. Simon will continue to report to Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction Services Managing Director, Dean Banks.
Commenting on the change, Dean Banks said: “The mechanical and electrical engineering sector is dynamic and requires breadth and depth of expertise, quality of delivery and significant capability. This move ensures we can fully leverage the huge experience and unrivalled scale we have within Balfour Beatty.”
Simon Lafferty added: “This move will deliver real benefits for our customers as well as ensuring that we continue to attract and retain the best talent across our industry by offering exceptional and diverse opportunities to work across our sectors.
“Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will be one of the largest organisations of its type in the UK, offering a range of services and capabilities unique in the mechanical and electrical market.”
Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick’s capabilities will span the nuclear, power, infrastructure, process and defence, transport, healthcare, education, residential and commercial sectors. It will offer additional capabilities through its in-house modular manufacturing facility, Modular Systems +, which delivers innovative and value engineered solutions, and its industrial mechanical pipe fabrication facility, which manufactures and installs large, complex, low and high-pressure fabricated piping systems.
The company’s current contract portfolio includes works on the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers project, Urenco’s Tails Management Facility project, Crossrail’s Woolwich and Whitechapel stations, the Gatwick Airport Framework and three major projects within the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency’s Sellafield site. The company also has preferred bidder status for the Hinkley Point C Nuclear power station main electrical package.
Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick employs a direct workforce of 2,200 across the UK.
Image: Simon Lafferty, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick
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Notes to editors:
• Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 34,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
• Our main geographies are the UK, US, Middle East and South East Asia. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the world’s biggest shopping mall in Dubai, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
• Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick is one of the largest organisations of its type in the UK, offering a range of mechanical and electrical engineering capabilities to a wide range of customers in the public and private sectors, including the nuclear, power, infrastructure, process and defence, transport, healthcare, education, residential and commercial markets. The business has a circa £300 million revenue business and a directly employed workforce of 2,200. Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick’s current portfolio includes work on the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers project, Urenco’s Tails Management Facility project, Crossrail’s Woolwich and Whitechapel stations, the Gatwick Airport Framework and three major projects within the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency’s Sellafield site. The company also has preferred bidder status for the Hinkley Point C Nuclear power station main electrical package.