Amey buys professional services firm, Owen Williams

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Ferrovial's UK services subsidiary strengthens end-to-end capability by increasing consultancy, technical and management service availability Amey, Ferrovial's UK subsidiary specialised in infrastructure upkeep and facility management, today announced the acquisition of professional services firm Owen Williams. The acquisition is a strategic move for Amey in its continued pursuit of long term, end-to-end service contracts, since it enhances the ability to provide comprehensive support services, from design through management to O&M. The acquisition reflects a growing desire from public sector procurement professionals in the highways, rail and local government sectors to work with one-stop-shop support services companies. Backed by nearly 80 years of heritage, Owen Williams is a leading professional support services provider to a wide range of public sector bodies. Its track record includes some of the UK's landmark projects, such as Wembley Stadium, the Daily Express Buildings in London, Manchester and Glasgow, the M1 motorway (including strengthening of the Tinsley Viaduct) and Gravelley Hill Interchange. The company delivers design, project management and asset maximisation solutions for clients in local and strategic highways and transportation, public sector property and the railways sector. The company is currently involved in projects ranging from the UKs first private motorway, installation of the Train Protection Warning System, upgrade of the West Coast railway line, and the improvement of Britains schools, hospitals and other public buildings Owen Williams also have long term consultancy arrangements with West Sussex, East Sussex, Herefordshire and the Northern Ireland Roads Service. Owen Williams reported 3.3 million pounds (4.9 million euro) of EBITDA on revenues totalling 47 million pounds (69.7 million euro) in the last financial year. Leading end-to-end services provider in the UK Amey is the leading provider of integrated business and infrastructure services to the public and private sector and is working closely with central and local government to develop major projects, including PFI and PPP projects, in the education, health, transport and defence sectors. These services include transport infrastructure management and consulting. Amey is specialised in infrastructure maintenance (roads, rail and underground) and facility management. Its main contracts include the maintenance and modernisation of three London Underground lines for a period of 30 years. Through September 2005, Amey attained 1,282.4 million euro in revenues and 131.6 million euro in EBITDA.


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