Construction services and facilities management company Carillion Canada has won long-term contracts, worth nearly £525m, to provide routine maintenance services for provincial highways in Ontario and Alberta throughout the year.

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has awarded a $120m contract to Carillion for the maintenance of Kingston West and Bancroft areas for a period of 12 years.

The province also selected the company as the preferred bidder for the Thunder Bay Area maintenance for 11 years on a £105m contract.

The Alberta Ministry of Transportation has chosen the company for contracts worth £300m in order to provide maintenance services to areas in the province for a period of ten years.

Out of the total £525m worth of contracts, over £475m is related to renewals alone.

Carillion group chief executive Richard Howson said that the new contracts further strengthens the company’s position as one of the major providers of outsourced highways maintenance services in Canada and reflects its ability to provide cost-effective solutions.

Carillion Canada operates as a subsidiary of UK-based integrated support services company Carillion, and provides construction services, highway maintenance, public private partnership and facilities management.

Recently, Carillion bought a 49% stake in Canada-based Bouchier for £23.75m in order to build its existing support services activities in Canada and obtain access to substantial new growth markets.

Bouchier provides a range of services, including road maintenance, infrastructure services and facilities management, primarily for customers in the oil sector.