A £75 million maintenance contract for BT covering the Thames Valley region has been secured by Kvaerner Construction.
The four-year term contract has been signed with Corning Cable Systems, BT’s main contractor, and includes the maintenance of the company’s underground infrastructure including the repair and diversion of the duct network and its associated structures. Kvaerner Construction has also secured the option of a further four-year contract following the completion of the current deal in September 2004.
The region covered by Kvaerner Construction’s specialist telecommunications company, Networks, includes south-west London; Surrey; North Hampshire; Berkshire; Oxfordshire; Buckinghamshire; Bedfordshire as well as parts of Wiltshire; Warwickshire; Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire.
The latest contract follows the successful relationships Kvaerner Construction has formed in the telecommunications sector since entering the market in 1993 as an approved term contractor with BT.
Kvaerner Construction’s civil engineering division has now secured £113 million worth of contracts in the last three weeks with repeat clients. It won a £20 million project with the MoD in Plymouth to construct an ammunition loading jetty and has won further motorway communications contracts with the Highways Agency on the M1 in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire worth more than £18 million.
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