Balfour Beatty awarded contracts with National Grid worth 1.2bn pounds

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been awarded two eight-year contracts with National Grid to upgrade the UK's gas distribution network.

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been awarded two eight-year contracts with National Grid to upgrade the UK's gas distribution network.

The contracts, valued at £1.2bn, involve the design and installation of modern polyethylene gas distribution mains to replace aging metal pipes, as part of a programme of work agreed between National Grid and the Health and Safety Executive.

The new Gas Distribution Strategic Partnership contracts cover the North West and West Midlands and will replace Balfour Beatty's current gas contract in the North West.

Balfour Beatty will invest £55m of working capital in the contracts.

The contracts build on Balfour Beatty's existing electricity alliance contract with National Grid which involves the ongoing upgrade and refurbishment of the high voltage transmission network owned by National Grid across England and Wales.

Commenting on the announcement, Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: "National Grid is one of our longest held relationships and we are delighted to continue this partnership.

"The award of these new contracts builds on our ongoing strategic focus in the power market and is an excellent example of partnership with our clients to deliver continuing value as well as ongoing certainty to a core element of the UK's infrastructure."

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