Balfour Beatty Wins Chinese Rail Electrification Deal

18 November 2009 (Last Updated November 18th, 2009 18:30)

UK group Balfour Beatty will electrify the Xinxiang-Heze-Ranzhou-Rizhao railway in China. The £64m contract has been awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Railways. The company will deliver an overhead contact line and traction substations for the 616km double-track passenger and

UK group Balfour Beatty will electrify the Xinxiang-Heze-Ranzhou-Rizhao railway in China.

The £64m contract has been awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Railways.

The company will deliver an overhead contact line and traction substations for the 616km double-track passenger and freight line.

Work is scheduled to finish in the summer of 2010.

The contract takes the value of the company's recent international rail deals to £188m, Balfour Beatty said.