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Costain wins three highways jobs

Costain has been awarded a four-year technology contract by the Welsh Government and has been appointed onto both lots of the Highways Agency’s latest three-year Asset Support Framework.

The technology contract, worth around £15M, is for the maintenance of road network communications and tunnel systems across Wales, and takes in routine maintenance and fault repair of CCTV cameras, variable messaging signs, emergency telephones and traffic signals on the strategic M4, A55, and Conwy tunnels. It will start in early 2013.

The Highways Agency’s Asset Support Framework enables the Agency to call on suppliers for larger maintenance schemes and improvement works, up to the value of £15M. Costain has been appointed to the framework for both the North and South lots.

While there is no commitment by the Agency to spend under the framework, over £750M of work packages are expected to be awarded through the framework over the next three years. Costain is one of five contractors on each framework, which will operate for three years with scope for an extension of up to a further 12 months. The contract started last week.

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