Balfour Beatty awarded Qatar infrastructure contract
29 November 2011
Balfour Beatty, the global infrastructure group, today confirmed its professional services division had been awarded the programme management consultancy contract on a £5 billion roads and drainage scheme in Qatar.
Under the five-year commission, worth £104 million, Parsons Brinckerhoff will have overall responsibility for management and coordination of all construction, logistics and supply chain interfaces with Ashghal, the public works authority of Qatar. Parsons Brinckerhoff will also oversee general engineering consultants for each of five geographic zones comprising Qatar.
Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: “This very welcome announcement for Parsons Brinckerhoff supports our focus on infrastructure and reinforces the importance of growth markets to our strategy.”
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Notes to Editors:
1.Parsons Brinckerhoff (www.pbworld.com) is a global strategic consulting, planning, engineering and programme/construction management organisation, and is the professional services division of Balfour Beatty plc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with approximately 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions.
2.Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a world-class infrastructure group with capabilities in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.
We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, continental Europe, the US, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.
Key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist healthcare, and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail).
The Group delivers services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including project design, financing and management, engineering and construction, and facilities management services.
Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.