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Balfour Beatty wins £188m of international rail work

Balfour Beatty has won £188 million of international rail contracts with significant wins in China, Sweden and Germany.

In China, Balfour Beatty Rail has secured a £64 million electrification contract for the Xinxiang-Heze-Ranzhou-Rizhao railway for the Ministry of Railways of China.

The 616km, double-track, passenger and freight line project includes the delivery of overhead contact line and traction substations.

The contract is due for completion in the summer of 2010.

The Swedish rail administration, Banverket, awarded Balfour Beatty Rail the £82 million railway maintenance contract for 1,270 kms in the Västra Götaland region in three separate contracts.

This is the largest operational area for which Banverket has so far awarded a contract.

The turnkey maintenance contracts are scheduled to start on 1st September 2010 and are for five years with two further one-year options.

In Germany, Balfour Beatty Rail and its recently-acquired track business, Schreck-Mieves, secured two multi-disciplinary contracts totalling £39 million.

The works include catenary and 50 HZ installations for the Coswig-Dresden Neustadt line and the same scope plus track for the Leipzig-Leutzsch-Plagwitz line.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “We are delighted to have been awarded these contracts which utilise Balfour Beatty’s multi-disciplinary rail skills and highlight our customers’ confidence in our ability to deliver complex rail projects.”