Breedon Aggregates has won a £55m road contract in JV with Whitemountain

A joint venture between Breedon Aggregates and quarry firm Whitemountain has been awarded a £55m contract to supply and lay asphalt on a £745m Scottish road scheme.

The 50/50 joint venture will supply and lay more than 500,000 tonnes of asphalt material for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty project, and plans to erect a mobile asphalt plant on site to service the project using locally sourced aggregates.

It is the longest roads construction project currently under construction in the UK, extending from Stonehaven in the south to Tipperty in the north, comprising 55km of dual carriageway, 22km of slip roads and 39km of side roads and accesses. 

Alan Mackenzie, chief executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland, said: “This is our largest-ever contract award and will provide the backbone of work for our contracting division over the next two years.  Importantly, the two mobile plants will mean we’re self-sufficient on-site.”