Fluor’s UK Telecommunications Project Receives Highways England Safety Achievement Award
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
IRVING, Texas & QUINTON, U.K. & FARNBOROUGH, U.K.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) reported that its National Roads Telecommunications Services (NRTS) project has been recognized by Highways England for achieving 3 million safe working hours while executing the project across England’s operational motorways and trunk roads.
The Significant Achievement Award for Safety was presented by David Brewer, Highways England’s network delivery and development executive director to Kevin Hamer, Highways England NRTS contract manager and Simon Morris, Fluor’s project director.
“This award recognizes the commitment to safety by all team members and our client, Highways England,” said Hans Dekker, president of Fluor’s Infrastructure business. “It is an achievement they can all be proud of on a project that is delivered at up to 50 locations across the UK on operational motorways 24-hours-a-day, every day of the year.”
The special-purpose vehicle set up to execute the project, GeneSYS Telecommunications Limited, a Fluor, InfraRed Infrastructure Yield Holdings Limited company, was recently awarded a two-year extension by Highways England to the original 10.5-year NRTS contract awarded in 2005.
“This safety award is especially meaningful to the GeneSYS team as it is from our client,” said Simon Morris, NRTS project director. “Highways England employees were able to vote on the video entries for each project, which were then shortlisted for final selection by two of Highways England’s Executive Directors.”
The Fluor-led team is responsible for program management, design, construction and financing of an integrated communications system, as well as the upgrade, operations and maintenance of existing infrastructure throughout England’s 4,000-mile motorway and trunk road networks. The project has enabled the rollout of smart-road technology to enhance road safety and to better inform the traveling public.
Key subcontractors to the Fluor project team are Alcatel-Lucent and Imtech (formerly known as Peek Traffic), as well as a number of civil installation contractors.
Highways England is a government-owned company responsible for delivering £11 billion worth of improvements to England’s motorways and major “A” roads by 2020.
Fluor’s UK operations are headquartered in Farnborough, Hampshire, from where the company serves a wide range of industries including energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Fluor Limited is the UK operating arm of Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), a global engineering and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world’s most complex projects. The company creates and delivers innovative and integrated solutions for its clients in engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management on a global basis. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 136 on the FORTUNE 500 list. With 40,000 employees worldwide, the company’s revenue for 2014 was $21.5 billion. Visit Fluor at www.fluor.com and follow on Twitter @FluorCorp.
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