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Egis takes on Carillion M40 contract

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French engineering group Egis has taken over Carillion’s 30-year M40 motorway operation and maintenance contract.

The move is expected to secure employment for 95 former Carillion employees. 

Egis will provide services including network management, safety inspections, cyclical and routine maintenance, accident and emergency response and winter maintenance on the motorway that connects London and the West Midlands. 

The contract, which is due to end in January 2027, will cover 123km of motorway and include more than 300 structures.

Egis said it would work closely with UK Highways M40 Ltd, Highways England and the emergency services to deliver the contract.

Network Rail has announced a number of rail contracts that have been transferred since Carillion entered compulsory liquidation in January.

Its stake in the Midland Mainline and Shotts Line electrification schemes was taken over by its former joint venture partner Powerlines Group, it was announced last month. The move was expected to secure a total of 300 jobs.  

Story Rail took on enhancement works at a Dundee railway station and platform enhancements at Edinburgh Waverly, Network Rail revealed in March.

A significant number of other Network Rail projects, including Crossrail’s Old Oak to Paddington section, the electrification of the rail network around Manchester, and increasing capacity on the Midland Mainline, were taken over by Amey in February. 

A total of 11,093 Carillion jobs have been secured while 2,221 workers have been made redundant since the construction giant collapsed earlier this year. 

 

 

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