Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Heathrow Airport Limited to help secure permission for the building of a third runway.

For this Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, Amec Foster Wheeler has been appointed as an Integrated Design Team partner and will provide a suite of services to support Heathrow in its application for a Development Consent Order to expand the airport. This will include technical advice and support for environmental, design, engineering and consenting consultancy over the next three years.

Heathrow and Amec Foster Wheeler are the perfect partners. Our global environmental expertise, permitting experience, and track record in major infrastructure development will be invaluable in helping Heathrow to expand and become the world’s most environmentally responsible hub airport.

We’re delighted to have worked with Heathrow for over 20 years, and look forward to building on that strategic relationship as the project develops.

Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Amec Foster Wheeler plc

Heathrow’s expansion is part of a growing portfolio of major infrastructure projects for Amec Foster Wheeler, which includes HS2 and Thames Tideway Tunnels. This is a major award that aligns with the company's plans to target growth in its Environment and Infrastructure business by supporting major projects around the world.