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Crown wins £347,000 Balfour Beatty Contract

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Crown International has secured a £347,000 contract with Balfour Beatty to supply and install Variable Height Dual Unit Enabled PTZ Masts, as part of the SMART Motorways project on the M3. The masts will be used between Junctions 2 and 4a and will be delivered in Spring 2016.

The mast will be used to mount infrared equipment to support lane monitoring cameras and has been designed for roadside maintenance by a single operative, reducing the need for costly lane closures and improving safety for maintenance workers.

Mark Stacey, managing director of Crown International, said: “We’re really pleased to have secured this contract, which follows hot on the heels of contracts to supply equipment for SMART Motorways schemes on the M1 and the M6.

“Our PTZ mast has several unique features designed to provide greater reliability of operation than traditional equipment. The integrated cable-management system means cables remain in place when the platform is lowered or raised for maintenance, eliminating the need to disconnect wires or power supplies. It also features a fully-integrated winch and braking system, meaning it can genuinely be maintained by a single maintenance worker, thereby reducing operating costs.”

Working for highway authorities, leading service companies and technology firms, Crown International designs, develops and manufactures innovative road and rail safety equipment to meet the need for secure, easily maintained installations in urban, rural and motorway locations.

With more than 6000 installations across the world, it has become the world leader for the design and manufacture of poles and cabinets for the road traffic safety market. For further information, visit