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Amec Docklands double

CONTRACTS EAST LONDON

AMEC has landed its second major deal to extend the Docklands Light Railway in east London.

The contractor's joint venture with the Royal Bank of Scotland has been named as the preferred bidder on a £200 million extension of the line from London City Airport as far as Woolwich Arsenal.

Amec will build the 2.5 km-long extension from King George V station to Woolwich Arsenal station, which includes a tunnel under the Thames.Construction begins next spring, with completion due in late 2008.

Client DLRL threw out bids from Morgan Est/Vinci /Barclays, a Mitsui/Mowlem joint venture, and a Hochtief/ HSBC tie-up.

Amec is already carrying out a 4.4 kmlong extension from Canning Town to London City Airport worth £300 million.