Balfour Beatty wins order for world’ largest offshore wind farm

It will build an onshore substation for Hornsea Project Two

Balfour Beatty preferred bidder for Hinkley Point C

Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the preferred bidder for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project. It has been chosen by EDF Energy for the nuclear plant’s tunnelling and marine works. The four-year agreement will include the construction of three marine tunnels, both onshore and offshore, to form part of the vital cooling system. […]

Lighting upgrades to save Coventry Council £22m

Coventry Council is to save millions of pounds on its energy bills, thanks to an extensive street lighting upgrade programme. The £55 million ‘Lighting Coventry’ project saw more than 25,000 new lighting columns installed as well as a further 11,500 lights for signs and bollards replaced with energy efficient alternatives. Balfour Beatty, which carried out […]

Balfour Beatty wins £25m UK offshore wind deal

UK infrastructure company Balfour Beatty has won a £25 million contract for a wind farm located 120 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. It will build an onshore substation for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, which when operational will have a capacity of up to 1.2GW – making it the world’s largest. The project […]

Infrastructure giant buys energy firm for £61.4m

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners (BBIP) is buying an energy firm for £61.37 million. It has made a recommended bid for Alkane Energy through Barbican Bido, a BBIP company. Alkane Energy operates mid-sized gas to power electricity plants, providing both predictable and response capacity to the grid. It has a total of 145MW of installed generating […]

Balfour Beatty buys subsea cable to Kent wind farm

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall is selling the subsea cables connecting Thanet offshore wind farm with the Kent coast to Balfour Beatty. The British infrastructure group is paying £164 million for the electricity cables and substations linked to the 100-turbine wind farm. Vattenfall still owns the wind farm itself. Piers Guy, Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager said: […]

Firms scoop £160m Sellafield nuclear clean-up job

A joint venture between infrastructure group Balfour Beatty and Cavendish Nuclear has been given the go-ahead to build a £160 million nuclear decommissioning support facility at Sellafield. They will construct a 0.5 hectares, 25 metre-high facility that will support two existing waste silos, i.e. underground vertical cylindrical structure for storage, in retrieving historic waste and […]

Claims “wads of cash” swapped hands for gas mains work

Allegations have surfaced that some Balfour Beatty employees were involved in a corruption scandal over gas mains contracts in the West Midlands. It is said they allegedly  exchanged  “wads of cash” and even holidays for giving work to subcontractors. The issue involves a gas distribution strategic partnership (GDSP) covering gas mains replacement work in the […]

Balfour Beatty hopes to bag National Grid contracts

Building group Balfour Beatty is hoping to bag new power infrastructure contracts with National Grid. It has been awarded places on two major “frameworks” – effectively a preferred supplier list from the grid operator. The first set of projects worth up to £2.5bn is to build and refurbish overhead lines for the next four years. […]

GDF SUEZ buys Balfour Beatty’s UK facilities arm for £190m

French energy company GDF SUEZ has bought an infrastructure group’s UK facilities management arm for £190 million in cash. Balfour Beatty Workplace, which maintains the London Olympics Park and has major customers including hospitals, schools and power stations, said it has signed an agreement with the energy firm which is expected to be completed by […]