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Editor's pick of the week

This week Construction News reveals the increasing pressure on contractors from water regulator Ofwat as AMP5 determinations come in at £1.7 billion below top 10 water clients’ demands for capital spending.

In the energy sector contractors are facing uncertainty around the Government’s £40 billion nuclear programme as the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority revealed it may have to defer some work as part of a cost-cutting drive.

Six contractors are in the running for a £350 million single operator framework covering new build and refurbishment work across the country. Elsewhere three bidders are left in the running for Oxfordshire County Council’s £300 million integrated highways maintenance contract.

Irish contractor Sisk is tendering for four major roads jobs in Poland – part of a massive roads upgrade for the forthcoming Euro 2012 tournament.

This week subscribers to Construction News will receive an indepth look at whether payment pressure is still the number one threat to construction firms during in the recession. And we take a look at the opportunities at winning work in data centres.

Alongside this is the usual realm of Contract Leads for work across the country – available extensively online.

If you haven’t subscribed to Construction News you can still access dozens of stories this week covering every corner of the industry.

Find out about our latest construction trade missions to India, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Nick Edwards
Construction News

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