UK contract extends Harsco infrastructure wins

By Patrick Hill28 October 2008

Harsco Corporation has received the $5 million (€4 million), follow-on contract as principal scaffolding subcontractor for construction of new facilities for the British Army. The two-year contract supports the next phase to build over 100 new structures at four garrisons on Salisbury Plain and in Aldershot.

The contract is part of Project Allenby/Connaught (PAC), awarded in March 2006 to Aspire Defence, the joint venture formed to manage the programme. Aspire Defence includes UK contractor Carillion and US contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root. Harsco has been part of the project since its beginning.

PAC will provide modern high-quality, fully serviced and purpose-built accommodation for 18700 soldiers - 20% of the British Army. Project costs are an estimated $1.85 billion (€1.5 billion) over a ten-year period.

The award follows Harsco wins over the past two months of new contracts in Europe, the US and UK totalling more than $20 million (. They include providing scaffolding for the exterior renovation of Paris' Gare du Nord railway station, the busiest railway station in Europe.

Chairman and chief executive officer Salvatore Fazzolari said, "Harsco's global market diversification and broad international balance are proving their significance in the current economic climate, as these several contracts serve to demonstrate."

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