Breedon Aggregates and Whitemountain have been award a surfacing contract valued at up to £55 million. The joint venture will see the companies supply and lay asphalt on the £745 million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.
Currently the longest roads construction project in the UK, the project extends from Stonehaven to Tipperty and comprises “55 kilometres of dual carriageway, 22 kilometres of slip roads and 39 kilometres of side roads and accesses“, according to a Breedon spokesperson. Both companies will have their own mobile asphalt plants on site.
Alan Mackenzie, chief executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland, said, “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.
“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 managing director, Mark Kelly, said, “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.”