Carillion gains £200m extension to EDF contracts17 August, 2010
Construction and support services company Carillion has gained a five-year extension to its existing infrastructure contracts with EDF Energy Networks, worth £40 million a year.
Under the arrangement, the group's current four-year contracts with the power firm, which began in 2007, are to be extended for a further five years from January 2011.
The contract extensions are for Carillion to deliver infrastructure services for substations and cabling in support of EDF's electricity network in the east of England.
Carillion chief executive John McDonough said: "This reflects the strong relationship we have built with EDF Energy Networks through our ability to work closely with our customers to understand their business needs and to develop services specifically tailored to meet those needs."
Last month, the UK's coalition government stated its aim of granting the energy sector "maximum certainty" when it comes to large infrastructure projects.
In a written statement for parliament, minister of state for energy Charles Hendry said the government would embark upon a policy of "re-consultation" on draft energy National Policy Statements (NPSs) this autumn.