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Balfour Beatty reveals US wins

Balfour Beatty today announced that its US subsidiaries have secured £550M of new project work.
The largest contract, won by Heery International, is to design and build the £115M Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., the Group's US civil engineering arm, has secured new highways projects near Austin and Houston in Texas and near Los Angeles in California, for the respective state departments of transportation, with a total value in excess of £100M.The biggest contract is for a 16km four-lane stretch of highway to connect US 183 and Interstate 35 near Austin, Texas, which is scheduled to begin in mid-June. Balfour Beatty Construction LLC (formerly Centex Construction) has won more than £270M of new work in the period since its acquisition, which was completed on March 30.Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler, said: 'We have a strong and growing presence, with annual revenues in excess of £1.75bn, in selected building and infrastructure markets in the US, which offer us a variety of high-quality opportunities. We anticipate further growth in our already substantial order book as we continue to build on our wide range of proven long-term customer relationships.'

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