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29Oct92 UK: TRIDENT BID - WIMPEY REPLACES MCALPINE; RUMOUR OF DEVONPORT MANAGEMENT BID'S FAVOUR.

Wimpey has replaced Sir Robert McAlpine as lead contractor in a consortium bidding to build the Trident refitting facility at Rosyth.It is believed McAlpine dropped out of the Babcock Thorn consortium after a detailed assessment of the works, claiming it could not be built to the £267 million fixed price.But Wimpey may not get the change to demonstrate the Trident refit facility can be completed to budget.Industry speculation is mounting that the rival bid from Devonport Dockyard's ...

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