DENVER — Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been selected as part of the Denver Transit Partners (DTP) team, to construct the Eagle P3 commuter rail project in the Denver metropolitan area of the United States.

As well as Balfour Beatty Rail and Parsons Brinckerhoff, Balfour Beatty’s professional services arm, the DTP team includes Ames Construction, Hyundai-Rotem USA (Hyundai), Alternative Concepts, Inc. (ACI), Fluor/HDR Global Design Consultants, PBS&J, Interfleet Technology, Systra, Wabtec, and many others. The DTP venture is led by Fluor Corporation and Macquarie Capital Group Limited.

The DTP team has been selected as preferred bidder by the Denver Regional Transportation District (Denver RTD) and will design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the multi-billion dollar Eagle project which includes:
•East Corridor: a new 23.6 mile commuter rail line from Union Station to Denver International Airport;
•Gold Line: a new 11.2 mile commuter rail line from Union Station to Wheat Ridge;
•A two-mile initial segment of the Northwest Rail Corridor;
•Approximately 50 new electric-powered commuter railcars; and
•A new commuter rail maintenance facility.
Once financial close is achieved, Balfour Beatty will be responsible for a 50 percent share of the engineering, procurement and construction contract, and a 33 percent share of the operations and maintenance contract.

The Eagle Project is part of RTD’s FasTracks Plan, a 12-year multi-billion dollar transit expansion program to build and operate new commuter and light rail services and expand transportation offerings throughout the eight-county Denver area.

The final contract and financing of the Eagle P3 project is expected to be concluded before the end of 2010.