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21st century contracting

This week is a significant one for the UK civils contracting business. The two largest players, Balfour Beatty and Kvaerner Construction, emerged as the focus of groups largely shorn of loss making businesses (see News and Analysis). Furthermore, there is talk of Balfour Beatty linking up with the demerged Tarmac Construction (the third largest civils contractor) or the newly floated Bovis (number four).

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