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Results round-up

Alfred McAlpine Strong performances in civil engineering and special projects boosted margins at Alfred McAlpine in 2000, according to results published last week. Construction services increased operating profits from £17.8M to £23.8M on turnover of £374M, down from £376M.

Carillion Operating profits made by Carillion's civil engineering business doubled from £4.2M to £8.5M, while turnover increased from £490.5M to £510.5M, according to results published last week. The group's performance was dented by a £30M exceptional loss at its Crown House Engineering building services division. As a result, pre-tax profits fell from £35.1M to £13M on turnover up from £1.8bn to £1.9bn.

Interserve Tilbury Douglas has changed its name to Interserve to reflect its transformation from contractor to support services group. Results published last week show that pre-tax profits increased from £31.3M to £41.4M, while turnover rose from £739M to £927M.

Kier Kier said it was aiming to increase contracting margins to 1% after its construction and services division increased operating profits from £2.2M to £4M on turnover up from £438.6M to £540.6M in the six months to 31 December. Kier Group increased pre-tax profits from £4.7M to £6.9M on turnover up from £484.7M to £591.3M.

Waterman Consultant Waterman increased pre-tax profits from £1.3M to £1.56M in the half year to the end of December 2000. Turnover increased from £16.5M to £18.5M, according to results published last week.

Arup Strong growth in North America and East Asia helped the Ove Arup Partnership increase pre-tax profits from £14.6M to £15M on turnover up from £266M to £275M last year, according to its annual report, published this week.

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