After the gradual easing of restrictions over the past few months, it has been a busy few months for the transport and infrastructure sectors.
Here’s a roundup of the major contracts awarded across the sectors…
HS2 have been busy shortlisting for their rail systems contracts, those in the running across the six contracts are:
- CCS and Traffic Management contract; Alstom Transport, Hitachi Rail, Siemens Mobility and Thales / Costain JV.
- HV Power Systems contract; Colas / Effiage JV, Siemens Mobility / Siemens Energy / Costain JV, SSE Enterprise Contracting / Linxon / Arcadis JV, and UKPN Services.
- Operational Telecommunication and Security Systems; Thales / Telent JV, Siemens Mobility and Nokia.
- Track Installation (Phase 2a Lot 4, Phase One Lot 1 Urban, Phase 1 Lot 2 Central); BBVT JV, Colas Rail, Ferrovial / BAM Nuttall JV, Rhomberg Sersa / Strabag JV.
- Track Installation (Phase 1, Lot 3 North); BBVT JV, Colas Rail, Ferrovial / BAM Nuttall JV.
- Tunnel and Lineside M&E; Alstom Transport, Costain, BBB JV.
On other HS2 contracts:
Mace Dragados JV won the £570m HS2 Curzon Street contract, they will work with HS2 in two stages to finalise the detailed design and then build the landmark station.
The Bauer Keller JV were recently awarded a £95m contract to complete geotechnical work on the first phase of HS2.
Turner & Townsend have been appointed to act as HS2’s procurement delivery partner for the rail systems of phase one (London-Birmingham) and for all of phase two to Manchester and Leeds.
HS2 have recently begun their search for a £500m phase 2a delivery partner, the successful consultant will manage the delivery of Phase 2a within budget and programme.
Network Rail awarded a 25-year contract to Cellnex UK to provide internet and mobile connectivity on the 51-mile stretch from London Bridge and Victoria Station.
ENGIE were appointed the Principal Contractor role on the Crossrail Bond Street Station, taking over the job from the Costain Skanska JV.
TfL have awarded a 20-year concession to telecommunications service provider BAI Communications, enabling high-speed mobile coverage across the entire Tube network.
Brenner Base Tunnel Extension
A Webuild Group-led consortium secured a $1.30bn contract to design and construct a section of a high-capacity railway between Fortezza and Ponte Gardena in Italy. The tunnel will provide a connection between Verona, Italy, and Munich, Germany through Innsbruck, Austria.
Alstom has been awarded a $3.2bn contract for electric trains by Danish state-owned railway operator DSB. The new trains will be put into service in late-2024 and the last deliveries are expected in 2030.
Auckland Metro Rail Programme
Jacobs has won two rail contracts from New Zealand’s rail network owner and operator KiwiRail to upgrade the rail network in Auckland.
Nigerian Eastern Railway
China Railway Construction Corporation subsidiary China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation secured a $3.02bn Nigerian Eastern Railway contract. The scope of the contract includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the railway network.
Alstom recently signed a contract worth c$335m+ to supply 60 Flexity light rail vehicles to the Toronto Transmit Commission in Canada.
Taiwan Rail Network
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a $281m contract to execute the Taiwan Railway Smart Electrical Systems Upgrade and Signalling Interlocking System Update Project.
RWE recently committed to building its largest ever wind farm off the UK coast after making a final investment decision on a £3bn 1.4-gigawatt offshore wind farm called “Sofia”. The project is expected to be completed in 2026.
Hinkley Point C
Bilfinger won two new contracts worth £350m to deliver the design, procurement, supplier management, fabrication and construction of high-quality pipework and specialist equipment for Hinkley Point C.
Kloeckner recently won a multi-million-pound contract by BYLOR to produce embedment sleeves for Hinkley Point C.
Last month EDF announced plan to create 1,700 jobs next year to finish the power station in Somerset.
Vinci, Mitie, and a JV between ENGIE and Serco have been awarded contracts worth £1.6bn for facilities maintenance by the MoD. It will cover the maintenance of defence building, accommodation, and training facilities.
The social housing giant expects to spend £900m on design and build housing projects until April 2025. They recently announced the line-up of 35 preferred builders to use across the next four years, amongst those named were Wates, Graham and Midgard.
BAM Nuttall secured a 10 year, £500m contact to upgrade and extend polar research stations for the British Antarctic Survey.
Apple HQ Fit-Out
ISG won the £75m deal to fit out the new London headquarters of Apple at Battersea Power Station.
Skanska won the £135m Canary Wharf office rebuild contract, they will carry out the structural refurbishment of the 11-storey building, giving it new cladding and constructing three new office floors.
Abu Dhabi International Airport
AECOM were awarded the $85m construction management contract for the new Midfield Terminal Complex, under the 5-year contract they will take responsibility for many aspects of the Midfield Terminal Building.
Hong Kong Airport
Balfour Beatty’s Gammon joint venture has been awarded a four-year £1.27bn contract for the expansion of Terminal 2 at Hong Kong International Airport, by the Airport Authority Hong Kong.
Taoyuan International Airport
Samsung C&T won a $1.6bn contract from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for the construction of Terminal 3.
Western Sydney International
Multiplex were appointed to build Western Sydney’s new international terminal. They will be responsible for the design and construction of all works within the terminal precinct. The airport is set to cost £2.9bn.
Highways England recently announced two contracts worth £285m to upgrade the concrete surface of roads across the country. Two contracts were awarded; the Reconstruction Framework worth £218m to Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and John Sisk & Son on a design and build arrangement. And the Lifestyle Extension Works Framework worth £67m to VolkerFitzpatrick, Colas Ltd, Dyer & Butler and Tarmac to deliver specialist repairs to maximise the life of the existing concrete road surfaces of motorways and major A roads.
Earlier this year AECOM and Atkins were awarded the £39m design framework to revitalise concrete road surfaces.
Taylor Woodrow won the £328m Highways England A358 contract in the South West, work will take place on the section between the M5 at Taunton and the Southfields roundabout on the A303.
Skanska were awarded a £507m contract to design and build the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements scheme.
Kier were re-awarded the Area 3 Maintenance and Response Contract worth £203m.
TfL awarded 5 new contracts as part of its Surface Transport Infrastructure Construction Framework.
The five companies awarded contracts were;
- Eurovia Infrastructure
- FM Conway
- Tarmac Kier JV
The framework runs for six years and will last until March 2027.
Lower Thames Crossing
Jacobs won the Integration Partner contract for the Lower Thames Crossing under the £162.5m deal.
The shortlist was also recently announced for the £2.3bn Lower Thames Crossing tunnels. The three groups shortlisted were; BFV JV, Bouygues Murphy JV, and Dragados-Hochtief JV.
Expressway S6 Contract
Ferrovial were awarded the construction of Expressway SS6 in Poland for €128m. The work will include building a four-lane highway as well as 25 separate engineering structures. The work is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2025.
320km Highway Contract in Italy
SIS consortium (Formed by Fininc and Sacyr) won the contract for the operation rights of the Italian highways A21 Turin-Alexandria-Piacenza and A5 Turin-Ivrea-Quincinetto, as well as the connecting highway A4/A5 Ivrea-Santhià and Turin’s Beltway Highways and the Turin-Pinerolo stretch.
Galliford Try and Morrison Utility Services both won six-year contracts worth a total of £1.3bn. Galliford Try and JV partner MWH Treatment have been appointed to the non-infrastructure framework valued at £700m.
Morrison Utility Services and JV partner AECOM operating as Caledonia Water Alliance will deliver the infrastructure works worth £600m.
Four framework agreements worth £100m were signed earlier this year with Enisca, Integrated Water Service, John Browne Construction and nmcn which will run until 2026.
Yorkshire Water awarded Morrison Utility Services and Network Plus contracts together totalling £553m over 8 years, they were selected for Yorkshire Water’s AMP7 clean water network repair and maintenance framework.