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07 January 2016

Breedon/Whitemountain win £55mn Aberdeen road contract

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Breedon Aggregates and Whitemountain have been jointly awarded a contract valued at up to £55 million (€74 million) to supply and lay asphalt on the £745 million (€1 billion) Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie–Tipperty project (AWPR/B-T) in Scotland.

The 50/50 joint venture will supply and lay more than 500,000tonnes of asphalt material for the works, which are being constructed by AWPR Construction Joint Venture on behalf of Aberdeen Roads.

The AWPR/B-T is the longest roads construction project currently under construction in the UK, extending from Stonehaven in the south to Tipperty in the north and comprising 55km of dual carriageway, 22km of slip roads and 39km of side roads and accesses.

Breedon and Whitemountain will each erect a mobile asphalt plant on site to service the project, utilising aggregates sourced from the locality. 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.

“We’re proud to be playing our part in bringing this hugely important infrastructure project to fruition. It will remove one of the most notorious bottlenecks in the country and deliver significant benefits to the local economy,” says Alan Mackenzie, chief executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland.

“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 onsite.

“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 Managing Director Mark Kelly says: “We are delighted to be working with Breedon in the joint delivery of such a major infrastructure project, which will no doubt be of significant benefit to the region.”

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