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Tarmac secure M25 framework contract

Tarmac secure M25 framework contract

Company awarded pavement-resurfacing contract worth £10 million per annum for up to 12 years

TARMAC have secured a framework contract worth £10 million per year with M25 operator and maintenance company Connect Plus. The up to 12-year agreement, which began in April this year, will see the company deliver pavement resurfacing across 440km of motorway and arterial link roads around London.

Tarmac will also be working closely with Connect Plus and other M25 community members to own and embed a whole-life approach; establishing, promoting and maintaining an innovative culture through all stages of the asset-management process.

Connect Plus, a consortium comprising Edge Orbital Holdings, Balfour Beatty Investments, and Egis Projects, have a 30-year DBFO contract, which started in May 2009, to operate and maintain the M25 motorway network on behalf of Highways England.

Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac Contracting, said: ‘This major award reflects our strong working relationship with Connect Plus and our proven track record of close collaboration with network operators to improve network capacity, minimize disruption and prioritize the safety of road users.

‘As well as providing skilled delivery and technical expertise, we will draw on our extensive asphalt plant network in the South East to provide on-demand access to high-quality materials.’

Tarmac’s commitment to working in partnership with Connect Plus and other M25 community members to drive efficiencies and develop new industry-leading innovative methods of working were key factors in securing the deal. The award builds on Tarmac’s previous five-year contract with Connect Plus.

The contract scope includes resurfacing, fine milling and joint sealing across the M25 to reduce whole-life costs and minimize maintenance demands on the network.

Chris Richardson, Connect Plus’ commercial director, said: ‘We are excited to be working with a group of highly motivated and skilled suppliers to take the 30-year DBFO concession successfully through the next 10 years and beyond, which we are confident will be achieved through closer integration and a relentless focus on innovation and efficiency.’

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