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Balfours win in Rail

Balfour Beatty has won a number of new rail contracts, in China, Sweden and Germany worth some £188M in total.

The £64M contract in China is to electrify the Xinxiang-Heze-Ranzhou-Rizhao railway for the Ministry of Railways of China. The 616km, double-track passenger and freight line project includes overhead line and traction substations, to complete in 2010.

In Sweden, Banverket has awarded Balfour Beatty Rail a five-year £82M railway maintenance for 1,270km in the Västra Götaland region in three separate contracts, the largest area Banverket has awarded a contract for.

The project involves track maintenance of track, overhead line, signalling and telecoms, incident management and snow clearance.

In Germany, the company has won two contracts worth £39M for catenary and 50 HZ installations for the Coswig-Dresden Neustadt line and the same scope plus track for the Leipzig-Leutzsch-Plagwitz line.

Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded these contracts which utilise Balfour Beatty’s multi-disciplinary rail skills and highlight our customers’ confidence in our ability to deliver complex rail projects.”

Balfours last week completed the takeover of US consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff, a deal described by Tyler as ‘Transformational’ for the company.

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  • If this is 'transformational' why do they keep laying off staff ?

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