Balfour wins £56m Qatar engineering job
Mark Leftly is political correspondent at The Independent on Sunday and associate business editor across the Independent titles. He writes a weekly column, Parliamentary Business, published on a Wednesday, that covers politics and the City. He is a multi-award winning reporter and was named Press Gazette's business magazine journalist of the year prior to joining The Independent on Sunday.
Friday 21 June 2013
Balfour Beatty has snaffled a £56m highways contract in Qatar.
The Gulf state has asked Balfour's professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to design 16 miles of expressways, including bridges and interchanges.
Qatar has proved a happy hunting ground for the construction giant, having previously bagged roads, drainage and rail work in the country.
Balfour is trying to emulate its overseas success in the UK by revamping its domestic organisational structure to improve profitability. The former Cabinet Office adviser Nick Pollard was hired to lead the UK unit this month. Projects in the UK including helping to build a new satellite terminal at Heathrow Airport.
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