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Balfour Beatty forms Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick to grow its position in UK M&E engineering

Balfour Beatty has combined its Engineering Services and Engineering Construction businesses to create Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, a UK powerhouse of mechanical and electrical engineering capability.

Simon Lafferty, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick

Simon Lafferty, managing director of Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, a circa £300 million revenue business, will be led by managing director Simon Lafferty, an industry leader with more than 30-years’ experience in the mechanical and electrical sectors. Lafferty will continue to report to Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction Services managing director, Dean Banks.

Commenting on the change, Banks said:

“The mechanical and electrical engineering sector is dynamic and requires breadth and depth of expertise, quality of delivery and significant capability. This move ensures we can fully leverage the huge experience and unrivalled scale we have within Balfour Beatty.”

Lafferty added:

“This move will deliver real benefits for our customers as well as ensuring that we continue to attract and retain the best talent across our industry by offering exceptional and diverse opportunities to work across our sectors.

“Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will be one of the largest organisations of its type in the UK, offering a range of services and capabilities unique in the mechanical and electrical market.”

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick’s capabilities will span the nuclear, power, infrastructure, process and defence, transport, healthcare, education, residential and commercial sectors.

The company’s current contract portfolio includes works on the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers project, Urenco’s Tails Management Facility project, Crossrail’s Woolwich and Whitechapel stations, the Gatwick Airport Framework and three major projects within the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency’s Sellafield site. The company also has preferred bidder status for the Hinkley Point C Nuclear power station main electrical package.

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick employs a direct workforce of 2,200 across the UK.

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