Electrification contract builds on recent rail wins in Sweden and Germany

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £64m electrification contract in China.

It follows recent wins in Sweden and Germany, totalling £188 million of international rail contracts.

In China, Balfour Beatty Rail has secured a £64m electrification contract for the Xinxiang-Heze-Ranzhou-Rizhao railway for the Ministry of Railways of China. The 616-kilometre, double-track, passenger and freight line project will include the delivery of overhead contact line and traction substations. The contract is due for completion in the summer of 2010.

Meanwhile the Swedish rail administration, Banverket, awarded Balfour Beatty Rail the £82m railway maintenance contract for 1,270 kilometres in the Västra Götaland region in three separate contracts.

In Germany, Balfour Beatty Rail and its recently-acquired track business, Schreck-Mieves, secured two multi-disciplinary contracts totalling £39 million.