A Costain joint venture, with Lagan Construction and Ferrovial Agroman, has won the £102m Northern Ireland Roads Service contract for the design and construction phase of the A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling, in Northern Ireland.
The jv will design, construct, and provide aftercare for the A8 Dualling Belfast to Larne Works. It follows on from the successful completion of the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) consultancy phase of the scheme, announced on 28 January 2010. The work will begin immediately and is expected to complete in winter 2015.
Costain has also been appointed as preferred bidder design and build contractor by Severn Trent Water to replace its largest covered service reservoir sited at Fritchley, near Ambergate, Derbyshire, in a project worth around £27m.
Ambergate reservoir has the capacity to supply mains water to approximately 590,000 customers across the East Midlands. The scheme will see the construction of two covered reservoirs of 90 and 50ML capacity, to replace the current 128ML reservoir.
A planning application has been submitted. Once approved work is due to begin on site in January 2013 for four years, with some early enabling works taking place in coming months.
Chief executive Andrew Wyllie said: “We are delighted to have been awarded these two contracts. They demonstrate, not only the breadth of our service offering, but also our ability to deliver strategically vital infrastructure projects from the initial design stage, through consultation and project feasibility, to this stage enabling project delivery to commence; as we continue to meet the national needs.
“Our focus continues in working closely with our partners to deliver excellent outputs for our customers.”