Balfour Beatty JV wins $1.08bn Green Line Extension rail contract in US


UK-based infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, in a joint venture with Fluor Corporation, The Middlesex Corp and Herzog Contracting Corp, has been awarded a $1.08bn (£807m) Green Line Extension design and build contract by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), US.

Under the contract, the joint venture will design and build the 4.7-mile commuter rail extension, associated infrastructure and seven new rail stations.

The MBTA intends to operate trains every five to six minutes during peak periods and expects 45,000 daily passenger journeys at the seven stations by 2030.

Balfour Beatty will have a 25% revenue share in the project. Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and scheduled for completion in 2021.

Balfour Beatty Group chief executive Leo Quinn said: “It’s satisfactory that we end 2017 with another landmark contract win.

“The Green Line Extension project will play a key role in helping support Greater Boston’s plans for urban redevelopment and sustainable growth.

“Following wins on projects such as HS2, Hinkley Point and Dallas’ Southern Gateway earlier in the year, Balfour Beatty is very well placed as we head into 2018.”

In addition, Balfour Beatty’s Plant & Fleet Services business has been awarded a contract worth more than £2m to supply plant and accommodation to the company’s joint venture that is currently involved in the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel with BAM Nuttall and Morgan Sindall in the UK.

The company is supplying site office accommodation to five of the seven work sites, along with tower and crawler crane solutions which will be installed at the Hammersmith Pumping Station, Acton Storm Tank and Dormay Street sites.

Under the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, a new sewage system will be built across London, replacing the old sewers currently servicing the capital.

A new 25km channel from Acton in West London to Beckton in the East will be built using tunnel boring machines.

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