A selection of A-Plant equipment to be used on the Amey contract in Sheffield.

A selection of A-Plant equipment to be used on the Amey contract in Sheffield.

A-Plant has won a five-year sole supplier rental agreement with Amey to provide equipment for the contractor’s £2 billion Sheffield Streets Ahead contract in the UK.

Under the 25 year project with Sheffield City Council, Amey will spend the first five years improving the standard of the city’s roads, pavements, bridges and street lighting and then maintain the infrastructure for the remaining 20 years.

A-Plant has invested £1 million in new equipment to be used by Amey, including wood chippers, stump grinders, vaccum lifters, telehandlers, traffic lights, ride on mowers, plant trailers and generators.

Amey, which is one of A-Plant’s largest customers, will use the fleet for highways maintenance, street cleaning, street lighting, grounds maintenance and arboriculture.

Sat Dhaiwal, A-Plant’s chief executive officer, said he was delighted that Amey had won the Streets Ahead bid; “we have made this investment to ensure Amey has first rate equipment to fulfil work for the contract.

"We are 100% committed to supporting Amey and have carried out a range of initiatives in recent months, including a Joint Plant Safety Awareness Day, at which 400 Amey operatives were able to try out almost 200 items of plant and equipment.”

Amey will have responsibility for improving and maintaining 1180 miles of road, 2050 miles of pavement, 68000 streetlights, 500 traffic signals, 610 bridges and other structures and 36000 trees.

As part of the programme, Sheffield will become the first UK city to fit energy saving LED lamps for every street light.

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