Contractors say Aberdeen bypass on track for summer completion

Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn

BALFOUR Beatty has revealed completion of the Aberdeen bypass project is “still expected this summer” in a trading update ahead of the firm’s AGM on May 24.

Galliford Try, the other remaining contractor involved in the bypass scheme, said “good progress” was being made on site, though “some further cost pressure” has been experienced, mainly as a result of poor weather conditions which have caused delays. Chief executive Peter Truscott said, “The amount will depend upon progress recovered through the summer, and is expected to be lower than the charge (£25m) taken in the first half.

“We are continuing to discuss several significant claims.  Practical completion of the project is anticipated this summer.”