Amey lands £550m MoD contracts

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Amey has won two Department of Defense contracts valued at £ 550 million.

The seven-year facility management contracts for the department’s Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO) provide for accommodation for service families in central and northern England.

The award follows the fact that Amey has carried out maintenance work for the DIO since 2014, initially in a joint venture with Carillion, before taking over the entire contract alone when the partner went down.

Craig McGilvray, Managing Director of Amey Secure Infrastructure said, “Supporting and assisting regional and local supply chain partners remains a central part of the Amey agenda and we are excited that our delivery model will support specialist contractors across the UK including Northern Ireland.”

Earlier this month, Vinci, Mitie and a joint venture between Engie and Serco received £ 1.6 billion maintenance contracts for the DIO for other areas of the UK under the same Future Defense Infrastructure Services program.

Amey CEO Amanda Fisher spoke about the turnaround in the company’s facility management and defense space in an exclusive interview published by Construction News this week when she joined the company as managing director in 2017 before assuming the top position in late 2019.

“When I got to Amey they weren’t sure whether to sell it [separately] or not because it wasn’t profitable. I turned it into a profitable business, stabilized it, ”she said.

One of their early steps, responsible for the contractor, was to bring on former Balfour Beatty general manager and FGS glazing specialist McGilvray’s CEO as their replacements.

Read the interview

For sale, in a pandemic, when hackers struck – Amey boss Amanda Fisher tells Construction News that she became CEO for the first time and is attempting a major turnaround under a sell sign amid a global pandemic. Read the full feature here.