Further to the announcement of 15 January regarding Carillion and its liquidation, Kier have been in discussions with the Government and their clients and can confirm the following concerning their joint venture contracts with Carillion:
- At the M6 J16-19 for Highways England, Kier has assumed full responsibility for the smart motorway scheme on which they had been working in joint venture with Carillion. All employees currently working on the schemes have been offered the opportunity to join Kier. In total c. 150 employees will be making this transition to Kier including seven apprentices. Communication with the existing supply chain on this project has also taken place ensuring continuity of skills, resources and suppliers on these projects. This also applies to M6 J13-15, M20 J3-5 and M23 J8-10 smart motorway projects for Highways England.
- On HS2, Kier and Eiffage are now 50/50 joint venture partners delivering two of the seven civil engineering packages.
The contingency plans that Kier had in place has meant it is business as usual with the M6 J16-19 smart motorway project due to open for traffic in March 2019.