Joint Venture hits the road to land £55m asphalt deal

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Alan Mackenzie

A joint venture between Breedon Aggregates and Whitemountain has landed a contract valued at up to £55 million on the Aberdeen bypass project.

The firms will supply and lay more than 500,000 tonnes of asphalt material, with both companies set to operate separate mobile asphalt plants on site to service the project.

The £745 million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie–Tipperty project (AWPR/B-T) is the longest roads construction project currently under construction in the UK.

Alan Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland, said, “We’re proud to be playing our part in bringing this hugely important infrastructure project to fruition.

“It will remove one of the most notorious bottlenecks in the country and deliver significant benefits to the local economy.

“This is our largest-ever contract award and will provide the backbone of work for our contracting division over the next two years.

“Importantly, the two mobile plants will mean we’re self-sufficient on-site.”

Mark Kelly, Whitemountain managing director added, “We are delighted to be working with Breedon in the joint delivery of such a major infrastructure project, which will no doubt be of significant benefit to the region.”