New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) agency awarded Amey £415m worth 7-year road asset management contract

Oxford, UK, 5-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading UK public and regulated services provider Amey has won a second major contract in Australia, just a week after securing its first significant commission in the country.

New South Wales state government agency Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) today awarded Amey, and its joint venture partners, a seven-year road asset management and maintenance contract worth in the region of £415m (A$700m).

The Stewardship Maintenance Contact (SMC) is one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Amey will deliver it in joint venture with leading Australian infrastructure companies; Leighton Contractors and Boral Construction Materials.

The joint venture brings together Amey’s recognised international asset and network management expertise with Leighton and Boral’s local knowledge and experience.  Together they will manage, maintain and improve the road network in Sydney’s south region, with an option for works in the north region.

Mel Ewell, Amey’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to secure this contract in New South Wales just a week after being awarded a similar contract in Queensland, as it demonstrates the value of our world-leading asset management offering.  We are proud to bring UK engineering services to Australia and very much look forward to working with our partners and RMS to drive efficiencies and enhance the road network south of Sydney.”

Through the contract the joint venture will deliver the government’s vision of keeping Sydney moving while keeping the customer at the heart of the service as they deliver routine road maintenance, improvement works, operational asset management planning and project management.

The SMC is a new collaborative relationship-based contract that drives efficiencies, a commitment to improving customer, network and asset outcomes and reducing the total cost of managing and maintaining road assets.

The network includes nearly 2,000km of roads, 237 bridges and eight tunnels and stretches from the south of Sydney’s metropolitan district to the Sutherland National Park.  It incorporates the key routes to Sydney Airport and the shipping lines of Botany Bay.

International growth is a key focus for Amey’s consulting business, building on the back of a strong and sustainable offering in the UK that is now being recognised by clients and partners internationally.  Amey has interests in the Middle East as well as Australia and is providing leading solutions to new geographies where there is demand for its professional consultancy services and asset management expertise.

Amey provides services to national and state government infrastructure organisations through a range of frameworks; independently, in joint venture with local organisations, and in partnership with other Ferrovial companies.

Notes to editors:
• Amey has a 22% equity share in the joint venture with Leighton and Boral

• Leighton Boral Amey joint venture offers almost 30 years of network management experience to improve the quality of roads through international asset management expertise delivered by Amey’s local joint venture partners’ knowledge and experience.

• 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.

• Leighton Contractors is Australia’s largest private motorway and tunnel operations and maintenance provider operating the majority of toll roads in Sydney and Brisbane.  Leighton Contractors also maintains more than 5,500kms of road network in Western Australia.

• Boral Construction Materials is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected road surfacing and maintenance companies and the largest materials supplier of its type in Australia.



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