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Balfour Beatty and Costain confirm £288m Magnox deal

Balfour Beatty and Costain have confirmed their appointments to a £288 million 10-year Magnox framework, a deal exclusively revealed by CN in July.

The framework is expected to be worth up to £30m annually for an initial five years with options to extend up to a further five years.

Contractors who missed out were Bam Nuttall, Black and Veatch, Galliford Try, Interserve, J Murphy, Kier, Mace and Vinci Construction.

Work includes the design, construction and maintenance of permanent buildings and structures, infrastructure maintenance and extension works incorporating construction, civil engineering and groundworks projects.

In June 2011 Costain announced that, as part of a joint venture with AMEC and Jacobs, it had been included on a framework to retrieve and process both wet and solid intermediate level radioactive waste across all the Magnox sites in the UK.

Commenting on the deal, Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie said: “Construction, infrastructure and maintenance will form a major part of the work to deliver Magnox sites into a state of care and maintenance.

“Inclusion on this framework is testament to our growing reputation for providing specialised engineering solutions to customers and industry sectors which have highly complex requirements.

“The contract award also demonstrates the ongoing success of the implementation of our ‘Choosing Costain’ strategy: providing a broader service offering to blue chip customers who are making significant investment in the UK’s national infrastructure needs.”

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Magnox as part of this important framework.

“Our role in the framework highlights Balfour Beatty’s strengths in the design, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure assets in the power sector. We look forward to working with Magnox.”

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