The Scottish Government has announced more than £350M worth of sub-contracts have been awarded for the Aberdeen bypass.
The contracts include drainage works, plant and equipment hire and earthworks, and the supply of steel reinforcement, structural steel, asphalt, concrete and fencing.
Among the contract winners, Breedon Aggregates and Whitemountain have won a £55M contract to supply and lay asphalt across the project.
Aberdeen Roads Limited, which comprises of Balfour Beatty Investments, Carillion Private Finance and Galliford Try Investments, is constructing the new 58km road. The construction joint venture includes Balfour Beatty, Morrison Construction and Carillion.
The Scottish Government cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities, Keith Brown (pictured), announced the sub-contracts for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project (AWPR/B-T).
He said: “This figure demonstrates the significant sub-contract opportunities made available to companies across the north east and further afield as part of the construction of Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty project.
“These excellent opportunities provide companies of all sizes to be part of the longest roads construction project currently underway in the UK.
“Over £115M has been awarded to sub-contractors based in Scotland, and with around an estimated £60M sub-contracts still to advertised during the construction phase through the Public Contracts Scotland website, there are still many upcoming opportunities for Scottish-based companies.
“As part of these sub-contracts, £55M has been awarded to Breedon Aggregates and Whitemountain, long-established businesses in Scotland, to supply and lay asphalt across the project.
“These sub-contracts are just one example of how this £745M investment in the north east is stimulating the local economy during the construction phase, with many more significant benefits for road users, businesses, communities and industry on the way.”
The project has created 1,500 construction jobs and is due to open in winter 2017.