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Costain secures docks contract

Costain has won a contract to construct of two berths at Felixstowe docks for developer Hutchison Ports UK.

The berths will total 730m in length and will enable the world’s biggest ships to dock at the port.

The Felixstowe South Reconfiguration Phase 1 contract is expected to last two and half years.

Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this contract, which takes our forward order book to in excess of £2 billion.

"Hutchison Ports UK is a long-standing client and to secure repeat order business on this scale is further testimony to the high regard that our blue-chip customers have for Costain."