ITS (UK) members AECOM has secured a major contract with Highway Management (City) Limited as technical advisor for major maintenance on DBFO Package 1 (DBFO1) in Northern Ireland. Highway Management (City) Limited were appointed by the Department for Infrastructure in 2006 on a 30 Year Contract for the Design, Build, Finance and Operation of the DBFO1 network.
DBFO1 covers 60km of the strategic highway network surrounding Belfast, including the M1, M2, M3, M5, M22, A8(M) and A12 corridors. AECOM will deliver the design and supervision of major maintenance for pavement, structures and associated highway infrastructure on the contract, as well as providing technical advice on Asset Management and Lifecycle Strategies. AECOM will also work closely with the Operations and Maintenance contractor, Intertoll, during the project lifespan.
Richard Gamble, Associate Director, AECOM, said: “We are excited to be supporting the DBFO Company on this framework, developing a customer-focused service that achieves the Client’s objectives and provides a safe and functional network for the road users.”
Richard Logan, DBFO Company Representative for Highway Management (City) Limited, added: “I am very pleased that we have appointed AECOM to support us in delivering a quality service on DBFO1. We look forward to sharing the experience that AECOM have from working on similar DBFO commissions.”
AECOM has also already been successful in securing additional works from the Client for the forensic lifecycle assessment of structural components, as well as carriageway testing and pavement defect investigation.