Balfour Beatty's Paisley-based civil engineering and construction business, which employs 260 at West Point business park, has said its recent raft of new contracts are worth £17.5 million.

The biggest contract is a £5.1 million deal with a new customer, Valad., for infrastructure works at Darnley Mains, an undeveloped site in south-west Glasgow.

Power sector work includes a £1.2 million substation expansion at Longannet in Fife for ScottishPower, and a £840,000 enabling works contract at Chapel Cross in Dumfries and Galloway.

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In the transport sector, Balfour Beatty has been awarded two significant contracts at Glasgow Airport and one at Edinburgh Airport.

It is also carrying out £700,000 of improvements on the 50-year-old Forth Road Bridge.