Posts Tagged ‘contract’

Highways England awards first two new-style contracts worth over £325m in the East Midlands

Comments Off | 03-26-2016

A maintenance and response contract expected to be worth more than £300 million and running for up to 15 years has been awarded to Amey as part of Highways England’s new delivery arrangements in the East Midlands.
The contract, which will run from 1 July 2016, will see Amey delivering routine highway

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£20 million contract to refurbish RAF Valley runway awarded

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

The contract, worth £20 million, is to refurbish the runway as well as link taxiways and provide a new section airside perimeter road, new visual aids, aeronautical lighting and signage. The station is primarily a fast jet training base, with pilots mostly flying Hawk aircraft. The strength of the existing taxiways is sufficient for Hawk

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£1.1 billion investment by MOD in future military flying training

Comments Off | 02-2-2016

The new Fixed Wing flying training system will provide modern training aircraft as well as up-to-date ground based training devices such as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps.
A £1.1 billion contract has been placed with Ascent Flight Training to design, deliver

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Help for airside shoppers to receive more VAT savings

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

The Chancellor, George Osborne has launched a review into airport sales to make sure VAT savings are being passed on to shoppers.
As thousands of travellers head off for New Year’s getaways, the Chancellor confirmed that the extensive review will make sure that VAT relief in airports is leading to savings for shoppers, as it is

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Farming Recovery Fund extended to all parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced today (31 December 2015).
The Farming Recovery Fund, originally launched to help farmers hit by Storm Desmond in Cumbria, Northumberland and parts of Lancashire, will now be extended to farmers in all

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More public exhibitions for Operation Stack lorry area consultation

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Six events, in Folkestone, Ashford, Dover, Sellindge and Hawkinge, will give people the opportunity to find out more about the proposals and put their questions directly to members of the project team.
Proposals for a major new lorry area that would help improve Kent’s resilience when services across the English Channel are disrupted were announced on

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Half a million Welsh homes and businesses benefitting from superfast broadband

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Government superfast broadband rollout reaches more than 3.5 million UK homes and businesses
Almost nine out ten UK homes now able to get superfast speeds, up from 0% in 2009
Every home and business in the UK now guaranteed speeds of at least 2Mbps
UK broadband rollout the fastest of its kind anywhere in the world

More than 500,000

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£369 million MOD Hercules support deal sustains 1,200 UK jobs

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

The Hercules aircraft – one of the RAF’s workhorses – are a vital part of its transport fleet, carrying troops, supplies and equipment in support of operations around the world. Recently, they have been involved in humanitarian relief efforts in Iraq, Nepal and South Sudan.
The support contract plays a crucial role in maintaining the aircraft’s

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MOD announces €200m Typhoon capability upgrade for the RAF

Comments Off | 02-25-2015

Alongside a number of avionics system upgrades, the contract will see the integration of the Brimstone 2 missile onto the world class combat aircraft and is expected to sustain more than 200 UK jobs based at BAE Systems in Lancashire and MBDA in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
The Brimstone 2 close air support weapon will further enhance Typhoon’s

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£270 million Royal Navy torpedo upgrade sustains hundreds of UK jobs

Comments Off | 12-16-2014

The MOD has awarded a £270 million contract to upgrade the Royal Navy’s Spearfish heavyweight torpedoes.
The Spearfish programme supports 60 jobs in Portsmouth where the torpedo is designed and manufactured with an additional 40 new skilled engineering vacancies being recruited for to work on the programme by BAE Systems.
The company also estimates that hundreds of jobs

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