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01Oct92 UK: BALFOUR BEATTY FAVOURITE TO WIN M74 PROJECT CONTRACT.

Balfour Beatty has emerged as frontrunner for the next contract to be let on the M74 project in Scotland.The firm is understood to have fended off a strong challenge from Tarmac and is now favourite for the £25 million Water of Milk-Ecclefechan stretch.There are rumours that Balfour Beatty was favoured on a lump-sum, fixed price basis, so the Scottish Office may not have gone for the lowest price.If Balfour is in pole position, it means two contractors making their second forays ...

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