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Green light for key RAF base expansion

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Skanska, in a joint venture with global engineering and construction company, Black & Veatch, has won a £219M project to deliver construction and supporting infrastructure for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the Ministry of Defence’s estate services arm.

The work is taking place as part of the US Air Force European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) works for the US military based at RAF Molesworth, in Cambridgeshire.

The project will see the Skanska – Black & Veatch team develop a new two-storey military facility along with supporting infrastructure and a warehouse. Design work is due to begin immediately, with construction on site planned to commence in the spring of 2024. The whole project is due to complete by the summer of 2028.

David Brewer, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This contract award marks the latest stage of an ongoing and important relationship between DIO and our NATO partners and allies, the USA. We look forward to working hard with our suppliers to deliver an impressive facility for the U.S. Air Force.”

Skanska Executive Vice President, Adam McDonald, said: “We’re very excited to be delivering this project as we continue to support DIO and their partners in the U.S. Air Force and NATO. We have long-standing experience of delivering complex projects in the defence sector, which means we can hit the ground running when we move on to this site. Our expertise allows us to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions that lead to a great end product for our customers.”

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