Over £350m sub-contracts awarded on Aberdeen Bypass

More than £350 million worth of sub-contracts have been awarded for work carried out on the Aberdeen Bypass, Transport Scotland has revealed.

The sub-contracts include a wide range of business opportunities like drainage works, plant and equipment hire and earthworks, and the supply of steel reinforcement, structural steel, asphalt, concrete and fencing.

Cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities, Keith Brown said: “This figure demonstrates the significant sub-contract opportunities made available to companies across the north east and further afield as part of the construction of Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty project.

“These excellent opportunities provide companies of all sizes to be part of the longest roads construction project currently underway in the UK.

“Over £115m has been awarded to sub-contractors based in Scotland, and with around an estimated £60m sub-contracts still to advertised during the construction phase through the Public Contracts Scotland website, there are still many upcoming opportunities for Scottish-based companies.”

Construction of the bypass is now well underway and remains on schedule to open in winter 2017.

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