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Balfour Beatty confirms £250m Thames Estuary contract

9 Mar 15 Balfour Beatty has agreed a £250m deal with CH2M Hill to deliver the Thames Estuary Asset Management Programme.

Thames Barrier
Thames Barrier

CH2M’s appointment on the £300m Environment Agency programme was announced in November, with Balfour Beatty lined up for the civils work.

Balfour Beatty will work for CH2M Hill as part of an integrated team delivering the 10-year programme for CH2M Hill, on behalf of the Environment Agency. The work is anticipated to be worth up to £250m to Balfour Beatty.

The £300m programme is the largest single flood risk asset management programme ever awarded in the UK. It is designed to manage and deliver capital investment works to the Thames tidal flood defences along the 170km length of the Thames Estuary, protecting 1.25 million people from flooding risk across Kent, Essex and London.

The programme will include the creation of tidal walls and embankments, refurbishing existing assets such as flood barriers and the construction of new pumping stations and other assets. CH2M Hill leads the programme supported by delivery partner Balfour Beatty and a number of other specialist suppliers.

Individual projects are expected to be awarded from the third quarter of this year with each expected to be worth up to £10m in value.

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