Hercules signs five-year labour deal with Balfour rail

Grant Prior 10 months ago
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Hercules Site Services has been awarded a five-year contract to provide Balfour Beatty Rail Limited with labour during Control Period 7.

The deal marks the launch of a new division within Hercules’ business focused on specialist rail labour on live track to clients.

CP7 is a £44 bn, five-year plan for the railway in England and Wales, which will run from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2029.

Balfour Beatty Rail has been awarded major contracts during CP7 to deliver work on behalf of Network Rail, Transport for Wales, and London Underground and Hercules is one of six suppliers contracted to support on labour.

Hercules CEO Brusk Korkmaz said: “This contract provides Hercules with an exciting new revenue stream which has strong potential for continued growth.

“While we have previously provided personnel to deliver heavy civils and earthworks to pre-enable rail-based projects, this contract will see us recruit specialist rail labour on live track on behalf of a customer for the first time, opening up a wider range of opportunities for Hercules in the rail industry.

“Given that we have worked with Balfour Beatty Group for many years, this news also demonstrates our ability to grow our total customer value due to the quality of the services we provide.

“Additionally, it is important to highlight that the recent government announcement about the future of HS2 has no impact on our ongoing contracts for Phase One of HS2 between London and Birmingham.

“Our work at this project continues to build momentum as we supply more contractors to site and with the launching of our new technical rail specialism, we are well placed to capture more value from future rail infrastructure projects.”

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