AmeyBriggs has secured a new contract to maintain and manage the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) fleet of construction and materials handling equipment, and other key plant, until 2027.
AmeyBriggs is a new joint venture between infrastructure support service provider Amey and Briggs Defence.
The joint venture has been chosen as the preferred supplier to deliver MITER, an important new MOD contract involving the deployment and maintenance of key equipment used by the UK's armed forces around the world as well as supporting military personnel in how to use it.
The seven-year contract is valued at GBP240 million (USD320 million) and brings together three separate contracts under one single fleet management and maintenance provision arrangement.
The Defence Mechanical Handling Equipment (DMHE), Protected Engineering Equipment and C-vehicle Capability contracts now form part of the new consolidated MITER contract. This will support the MOD's requirement to ensure a sustained and consistent service for British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel on deployed operations at home and overseas.
Around 180 staff and supply chain partners will be transferred into AmeyBriggs, a separate business, which brings together a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience. Its focus is to capitalise on the very best elements of both businesses, maximising technological developments to make continuous improvements to service delivery and provide innovative solutions. AmeyBriggs is also committed to ensuring the seamless provision of capability during the transition phase.