Series of contract wins from US military clients boosts contractor's workload

Balfour Beatty has won a series of new contracts in the US, totalling $449m (£273m).

The contracts are for work in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.

In Virginia, Heery International has been awarded its second contract for the United States Air Force Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC), for the complete renovation of Langley Air Force Base's Hospital to an outpatient clinic. Located in Hampton, the $44m design and build contract is being co-ordinated through the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Balfour Beatty Construction US has also won three contracts from the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Fort Worth District.

In South Carolina, a $40m MATOC will see the renovation and replacement of 300,000 sq ft of existing barracks. Meanwhile in Georgia, Balfour Beatty has won the $40m MATOC for the design and construction of barracks to support army infantry troops.

At an air base in San Antonia, Texas, the group has been awarded a $48m contract to provide construction management and general contracting services for a dormitory to house 1,200 airmen.

The news follows a series of other contract wins by Balfour Beatty Construction US.

Ian Tyler, Balfour Beatty chief executive, said: "We are delighted to have secured these contracts. The US is an increasingly important part of the group.”