12 August, 2008 – Amey, one of the UK's leading support service partners has been awarded the Highways Agency's South East TechMAC. The 5-year project, with a value of over £20m, is expected to commence work on 29th September 2008.
Within the contract Amey will partner with the Highways Agency to provide the design, management and maintenance services of the technology assets on the Highway Agency's network in the South East of England, in particular the southern sections of the M25, M3, M27, M23, M2, M20 and major trunk roads. The technology assets include emergency telephones, MIDAS, CCTV, message signs and signals, ramp metering equipment, and for the first time in a TechMAC, traffic signals.
As well as undertaking the maintenance and repair of the technology, Amey will identify ways to improve the performance of the network to help the HA to deliver its objectives. In this way, Amey will adopt a 'virtual ownership' approach in developing and managing the assets to ensure their health over the life of the contract.
Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said: “Amey's strategic growth over the past few years has enabled the business to provide a truly integrated end-to-end service for our customers. This success represents a real breakthrough in the extension of the range of engineering consultancy services Amey is now providing to the Highways Agency, and we look forward to delivering an enhanced level of service to the Highways Agency and to motorists across the UK.”
The contract will use a combination of Amey's consulting and operational capability. It focuses on delivering the design, asset management and development aspects of the contract and managing the effective delivery of resources needed to manage the assets over the full extent of the network.