Two share £55m road job

The contract worth up to £55m to surface Scotland’s biggest road job has been won by Breedon Aggregates and Whitemountain.

Breedon-paver2 copyThe 50/50 joint venture will supply and lay more than 500,000 tonnes of asphalt material for the £745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie–Tipperty project (AWPR/B-T) scheme. It is the longest road construction project being built in the UK and includes 55 kilometres of dual carriageway, 22 kilometres of slip roads and 39 kilometres of side roads and accesses.

The two companies will each erect a mobile asphalt plant fed by aggregates supplied from the local area. They will also supply any offsite aggregate and sand requirements for the asphalt products and high PSV aggregates for the surface course of the main carriageway.

Alan Mackenzie, chief executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland, said: “This is our largest-ever contract award and will provide the backbone of work for our contracting division over the next two years. Importantly, the two mobile plants will mean we’re self-sufficient on-site.

“We look forward to working with our JV partner, Whitemountain, to provide an outstanding service on the AWPR/B-T between now and completion of the surfacing works over the next couple of years.”

Whitemountain is part of the Lagan Group, the Northern Ireland construction and civil engineering company.


Article posted 7/1/2016