Wins include £18.6m contract to refurbish Manchester airport’s main runway

Costain has announced a series of big contract wins at Heathrow and Manchester airports.

The biggest is an £18.6m contract to refurbish Manchester airport’s main runway under an existing framework agreement.

The Runway 1 Project will continue until September and the airport will remain operational 24 hours a day during the runway closures period by utilising the second runway.

BAA has also named Costain as one of the suppliers for the Local Project Integrator framework at London Heathrow.

The contract is expected to be worth £8m a year and will run for up to four years from March 2011.

This award builds on the success of similar contracts at Gatwick and Manchester airports and the early completion of a £25m interchange for Gatwick.

Andrew Wyllie, chief executive of Costain, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded these contracts for Manchester and London Heathrow airports.

“The contracts represent significant investment in the UK’s infrastructure and will help the airports meet the growing needs of passengers in the future.”