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Amey wins £100M Metering and Developer Services contracts with Severn Trent Water

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2014 17:16 BST

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers, has been successful in retaining a metering contract and securing an extended developer services contract worth a combined £100m with Severn Trent Water.

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AmeySersa set to transform track works in the UK

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2014 17:02 BST

A joint venture between Amey and Sersa has been named as preferred bidder for a contract to renew Switch and Crossings (S&C) across two thirds of the UK. The network includes Scotland, the north of Wales, East Midlands, London North East, and London North West (LNW).

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Amey and Carillion joint venture selected by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation for two Next Generation Estates contracts worth up to £1.7 billion including additional services and extensions

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2014 14:36 BST

Leading UK public and regulated services provider Amey, together with its joint venture partner Carillion, has won the Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Prime contract and re-secured the National Prime Housing contract potentially worth up to £1.7 billion in total.

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Gone in 120 seconds: Amey’s world-class road patchers can fix potholes in two minutes

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2014 12:32 BST

Following successful local trials, road users in East Anglia and the East of England will soon see some innovative machines maintaining the trunk roads in the region. Leading public services provider Amey is rolling out three state-of-the-art road maintenance vehicles, as part of two Highways Agency Asset Support Contracts (ASC) commencing in April.

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Amey secures gold for health and safety

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2014 09:28 BST

Amey one of the UKs leading public and regulated services providers has secured the top accolade for health and safety, exactly one year after the company doubled in size following the acquisition of Enterprise.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) presented Amey with gold awards for its Government, Consulting, Rail and Strategic Highways and Utilities and Defence divisions, as well as for the company's Fleet and Plant team. In addition, the Consulting, Rail and Strategic Highways team received special recognition for achieving the gold award five years running.

In August last year, Amey’s Built Environment division secured the President’s Award for achieving ten golds in a row and will be reaccredited for 2014 later in the year.

The Gold Award recognises the company’s approach to occupational health and safety, achieving high levels of compliance and ensuring above average safety performance.

Gary Carvell, Group HSEQ Director at Amey said: “I am delighted that once again we have secured gold awards across the business. Throughout the integration of the two companies we ensured that we maintained our continual focus on the health and safety of our employees, customers and subcontractors and these awards are testament to this.”

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Amey, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to and we offer them our congratulations.”

The completion of the acquisition on April 8th 2013 saw Amey become one of the most diverse companies in the UK public and regulated sectors, providing an unrivalled range of services in nearly every area of the UK.

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Amey’s Chief Information Officer named in top 100

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2014 10:24 BST

Darryl Salmons, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Amey has been named as one the most progressive CIOs in the UK business economy, reaching 46th place in the CIO 100 list.

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Amey maintains leading highways consultancy position in Northern Ireland

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2014 12:45 GMT

Amey has secured an unprecedented third consecutive term as Roads Service Northern Ireland’s (RSNI) transport and highways engineering consultancy partner. 

The contract, worth up to £10m commences 26 April, for three years with the option of extensions.

Amey, which is the UK’s fastest growing engineering consultancy and one of the country’s leading public and regulated services providers, has worked with RSNI since 2005 providing a full-suite of highways design and consultancy support.  Services include asset management, design, investigation, transportation planning, environmental management and construction management.

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

Mel Ewell, Amey’s chief executive, 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.”

The contract requirements are serviced by a team of nearly 100 engineers based at Amey’s offices in Belfast.  The team also provides support across Amey’s consultancy pipeline, delivering on projects from across the UK, Middle East and Australia.

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Amey launches pioneering partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2014 13:54 GMT

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers, has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting local communities by launching a pioneering new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). The new national agreement will help over 165,000 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in the DofE across the UK.

His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex commended the initiative which extends Amey’s 12 year partnership and commitment to the DofE. The innovative programme will identify underserved communities across the UK and grow local DofE provision to help improve the life chances and employability of young people.

Through completing their DofE Award, young people participate in activities such as community volunteering, learning a new skill and taking part in team sports. They also learn leadership, decision making and motivational skills through a challenging team expedition.

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said: “The new partnership with the DofE will help to make a real difference to lives and prospects of young people right across the country.

“As a business we are delighted to extend our long standing relationship with the DofE to not only support our employees but to support the communities in which we work, particularly those in disadvantaged areas.

“Giving young people opportunities likes these will not only enrich their lives and provide them with long-term career prospects, but will ultimately help to contribute to wider social and community cohesion.” 

Independent research commissioned by the DofE Charity has shown that 84% of young people who completed the Award developed enhanced organisational skills and 62% felt that the DofE helped them to make a positive difference to their local community.

Another study demonstrated a 75% reduction in offending behaviour from those undertaking the DofE Award in prisons and Young Offender’s Institutions.

The partnership therefore ultimately aims to provide young people with the skills and personal impact they need to secure employment whilst encouraging them to avoid anti-social behaviour. 

Peter Westgarth, Chief Executive Officer of the DofE, said: “We are deeply appreciative of Amey’s unwavering support of the DofE and shared belief that every young person should have the opportunity to start their DofE journey irrespective of background or circumstance. The immense personal and social value that the DofE offers has a significantly positive effect on disadvantaged neighbourhoods. With Amey we can help more young people access the DofE and support their growth into active, participating young adults.”

Amey has worked closely with the DofE for 12 years and across the company offers its apprentices the opportunity to complete their Gold Award. Over 220 apprentices are currently taking part and 36 apprentices have completed the programme to date.

As a business Amey remains committed to investing in its employees to equip them with the appropriate skills to fulfil their potential. Amey also provides all employees with one paid day a year to support a local initiative of their choice.

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Amey as part of the Ferrovial-led consortium, achieves commercial and financial close of contract to extend and upgrade Central Scotland motorway network

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2014 13:44 GMT

Ferrovial, through subsidiary Cintra Infraestructuras and Amey, a subsidiary of Ferrovial Servicios, in consortium with SWIP Infrastructure Funds and Meridiam, has achieved commercial and financial close of a DBFO (design, build, finance and operate) project to complete Central Scotland's motorway network. The M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements project has an estimated construction cost of around 310 million pounds (around 375 million euro), and the consortium will obtain revenues from operating and maintaining the infrastructure for 30 years after the new roads are opened.

The contract will be financed over the long term with a bond issue and a loan from the European Investment Bank, for a total of approximately 350 million pounds.

The project will alleviate traffic congestion between Glasgow and Edinburgh and drive economic development in the region. The consortium will construct a new motorway and upgrade the existing   section of the A8 between Baillieston and Newhouse, improve the Raith Interchange and widen several sections of the M8, M73 and M74. The project comprises 28.6 kilometres of motorway: 12.4 kilometres will be newly built and the other 16.2 kilometres of existing road will be upgraded. A construction joint venture led by Ferrovial Agroman will undertake the design and construction work, to be completed in spring 2017, and Amey will be responsible for operation and maintenance.

William James Haughey, SRP Chairman, said: “Scottish Roads Partnership is delighted to achieve financial close and reach this key milestone in the project. We look forward to using our infrastructure design, build, financing and operations expertise to deliver these important infrastructure improvements, whilst ensuring we provide best value, bringing economic growth and employment to Scotland, as well as benefits to road users.”

The concession period is for around 33 years from the contract signature. The project is based on availability payments, with the result that the concession company's revenues will be linked to service level and infrastructure availability.
The consortium has proven experience in managing global infrastructure and a track-record of excellence in construction as well as operational experience with local traffic. As a reflection of its commitment to the communities in central Scotland, the contract will boost local job creation and local supply chains.

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About Ferrovial
Ferrovial, a leading operator of infrastructure and cities, is committed to developing sustainable solutions. The company has 65,000 employees and a presence in over 25 countries. Its main business areas are: Services, Toll Roads, Construction and Airports. It is a member of Spain's blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good. Ferrovial manages Highway 407 in Toronto, Heathrow Airport, in London, Chicago Skyway, and the Ausol toll road in Spain, among other assets. It also provides municipal services in the United Kingdom and Spain.
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About Amey
Amey is a leading UK public and regulated services provider with over 21,000 employees. We operate over 320 contracts, providing an unrivalled range of services including utilities, highways, waste management, rail, justice solutions, social housing and facilities management. Services are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer stand-alone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.
Amey’s civil engineering design consultancy will design the new road layout which will allow the construction joint venture of Ferrovial Agroman and Lagan Construction to deliver the capital works and construction element of the project.
Amey will deliver operational maintenance and lifecycle management of the existing and new network in a 33 year contract worth £300m to Amey.

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Amey maintains leading position in rail asset examinations and assessments

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 12:58 GMT

Leading UK public and regulated services provider Amey has secured a second consecutive term as Network Rail’s sole supplier of civil examinations,  and retained a major footprint in rail structures assessments.  The new contracts are worth over £40m per annum.

The Civil Examination Framework Agreements (CEFA) for Control Period 5 (CP5) will be delivered by Amey across the UK, with the exception of the London North Western Route, which Network Rail plan to operate in-house.

Amey will also deliver the Civil Assessments Framework Agreements (CAFA CP5) for London North Eastern / East Midlands, Anglia, and Kent routes.  In addition the company has been successful in securing a place on a national strategic delivery panel for assessments through which it will respond in other routes.

Mel Ewell, Amey’s chief executive, said: “Continuing our successful examinations and assessments relationship with Network Rail is great news for our business.  The scope of the new contracts spanning the next five years builds on Amey’s and Network Rail’s track record of strong performance by making better use of technology and introducing more efficient ways of working.  Through even greater collaboration we will and create an even safer and more reliable civils infrastructure."

Through these contracts Amey’s team of 500 highly skilled asset engineering specialists will continue to identify asset condition and capability for structures ranging from small culverts, bridges, viaducts, stations, tunnels and earthworks, to iconic assets such as the Forth Rail Bridge, supporting Network Rail in making informed decisions regarding the safety and operation of the rail infrastructure in the UK. The teams also provide a 24 hour rapid response service in the event of bridge strikes, severe weather and other incidents affecting the safety of the railway.

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Amey is one of the most diverse companies in the public and regulated sectors. We work with customers across the UK designing and maintaining many of the services that people rely on every day.

We operate over 320 contracts, providing an unrivalled range of services including utilities, highways, waste management, rail, justice solutions, social housing and facilities management. Our services are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer stand-alone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.

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