A-Plant has been awarded the highly prestigious contract to supply general plant, equipment and tools to Skanska Balfour Beatty, the construction joint venture working for Connect Plus on the £6.2 billion design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) contract to provide additional capacity and maintain the M25 motorway for the Highways Agency.
The new three-year contract won by A-Plant covers equipment for work being carried out by Skanska Balfour Beatty on the M25 between junctions 16 and 23 and the Hatfield Tunnel together with a contract to supply equipment on a 24/7 basis for maintenance work on this section of the M25.
Sat Dhaiwal, Chief Executive Officer of A-Plant said: “We are delighted to be selected as a preferred partner for the M25 contract, which we have been working on intensively throughout the first half of the year. It demonstrates the confidence in the service and equipment offered by A-Plant that is held by Skanska Balfour Beatty, who we worked with previously on the M1 Widening scheme.”
Supplied from depots located close to the M25, A-Plant’s businesses provide a diverse product offering including accommodation, pumps and generators plus a vast range of plant and tools to hire – from large plant such as dumpers, excavators and forklifts to powered air tools, lifting equipment and heaters.
Connect Plus is a consortium comprising Balfour Beatty (40%), Skanska (40%), Atkins (10%) and Egis Projects SA (10%). The M25 motorway DBFO contract is a 30-year concession during which time Connect Plus will be responsible not only for widening key sections of the M25 from junctions 5 to 7 and junctions 16 to 30, but also for maintaining the motorway over a 30-year period. The operation and maintenance of the M25 network will be undertaken by Connect Plus Services.