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Balfour Beatty has won a £170m contract to upgrade Heathrow’s baggage screening and handling systems.

The project has been awarded through the Heathrow Airport Limited Delivery Integrator Framework, to which Balfour Beatty was appointed in 2014.

Works will include upgrading and installing baggage screening and handling systems at Heathrow’s eastern baggage facility.

The contractor will use BIM technology on the scheme.

Balfour Beatty group chief executive Leo Quinn said: “This contract award is testament to the strength of the partnership we have developed with Heathrow Airport Limited over the last 17 years.

“The UK aviation sector is a core market for Balfour Beatty and we are delighted to play our part in helping Heathrow maintain its position as a leading travel hub and supporting local employment.”