Amey secures Northern Ireland highways contract


Amey secures Northern Ireland highways contract


One of the UK’s leading engineering consultancies Amey has been chosen once again as Roads Service Northern Ireland's (RSNI) transport and highways engineering consultancy partner for the third time in a row.


Since 2005 Amey has been in collaboration with RSNI, offering a range of services from highways design to consultancy support.


In accordance with the contract, Amey provided such services as asset management, design, investigation, transportation planning, environmental management and construction management.


The new contract, which is worth up to £10m, will begin on April 26 and will run for three years, with a possibility of future extension.


RSNI is the public body with a duty to repair and maintain highways and roads in the province, and is an executive agency of the NI Department for Regional Development. The agency is responsible for over 25,000km (15,535 miles) of public roads, approximately 9,500km (5,900 miles) of footways, 5,800 bridges, 265,000 streetlights and 370 public car parks.


The partnership between Amey and RSNI has been recognised as an example of best practice within the Northern Ireland Civil Service.


Amey chief executive Mel Ewell said: "We are delighted to continue our very successful relationship with Roads Service Northern Ireland.


"Our engineering expertise has supported our client in achieving a number of award winning and best practice transport and highways solutions for Northern Ireland and we look forward to working together to build on this success."


A team of about 100 engineers based at Amey's offices in Belfast is currently working under the latest contract.


Earlier this year, Amey, secured commercial and financial close of contract to extend and upgrade Central Scotland motorway network.


The construction cost of the M8, M73 and M74 Motorway Improvements scheme is estimated at around £310m.


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