Balfour Beatty and Thales have won a £335m contract to transform Denmark’s rail signalling system

Balfour Beatty was awarded the £335m contract, in a consortium with Thales, by the railway operator and developer in Denmark, Banedanmark, to transform much of the country’s rail signalling system.

The award comes just two week after Balfour was appointed to Network Rail’s new framework agreements to deliver railway signalling projects worth around £1.5bn.

Balfour Beatty Rail and Thales will form a collaborative and integrated team to deliver this project covering approximately 60% of Denmark’s railway network.

Balfour Beatty’s part in the contract, which is valued at £90m, involves an integrated approach to the project by its Rail division in signaling installation, complemented by programme management services from Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Ian Tyler, Balfour Beatty chief executive, said: “This award represents further evidence of both the geographic reach and technical capability of the teams in our Rail and Professional Services divisions, the combined skills of which were critical in securing this award.

Working in partnership with our colleagues at Thales, we look forward to helping create a new benchmark for rail signalling performance on behalf of this valued client.”