Infrastructure drives Costain

23 August 2012 Contractor Costain’s pre-tax profits have jumped by over £5m for the first half of 2012, thanks to a strong performance from its infrastructure division.
The figure rose to £15.4m for the first six months of this year, up from £10.1m during the same period last year.

The group’s infrastructure division almost doubled its profits to £10.9m in the period, compared to £5.7m in 2011.

Profits also rose at its energy and process division by £600,000, however Costain’s environment arm saw profits fall to £1.6m, down from £6.7m in the same period last year.

The firm remains cautiously optimistic for the future, with a forward order book of £2.4bn and is at preferred bidder stage on £400m-worth of deals.

“Despite the ongoing challenging economic conditions, we remain on course to deliver a result for the year in line with the board’s expectations,” said chairman David Allvey.

This page was last updated on:
2 December 2016.

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