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Carillion secures 525m pounds of highway contracts in Canada

FTSE 250-listed support services company Carillion has been selected for a series of highways maintenance contracts in Canada that are collectively worth 525m pounds.

FTSE 250-listed support services company Carillion has been selected for a series of highways maintenance contracts in Canada that are collectively worth 525m pounds.

Carillion Canada, the Canadian arm of the global company, was selected for long-term contracts to provide year-round routine maintenance services for Provincial Highways in Ontario and Alberta.

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In Ontario, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario has awarded Carillion the area maintenance contracts for Kingston West and Bancroft, worth approximately £120m over 12 years and selected Carillion as the preferred bidder for the Thunder Bay Area Maintenance Contract, worth £105m over 11 years.

The Alberta Ministry of Transportation selected Carillion as the preferred bidder for five Contract Maintenance Areas worth some £300m over 10 years. Of the total value of £525m, some £475m relates to contract renewals.

Commenting, Carillion Group Chief Executive, Richard Howson, said: "This further reinforces Carillion's position as the largest provider of outsourced highways maintenance services in Canada and reflects our ability to provide high-quality cost-effective solutions for our customers, with whom we have developed strong long-term partnerships."

Carrillion has a market capitalisation of £1,285.99m and operates across the UK, Canada and the Middle East.

Its share price rose 0.71% to 298p at 08:25 on Wednesday morning.

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