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IN BRIEF

Trafalgar wins Thai

steelworks battle

TRAFALGAR House has won the biggest ever deal between Britain and Thailand, to build a 433-500 million steelworks for Thai Special Steel.

The turnkey contract will go to Trafalgar subsidiary Davy International of Stockton-on-Tees. A Trafalgar House spokesman said: Work will start within weeks of the contract being signed on February 29.

German approval

THE final draft of a Bill to introduce a minimum wage for Germanys construction industry has been approved by the German parliament.

The legislation will require foreign contractors to register their workers and pay a wage set by unions and employers. The law will be effective for three-and-a-half years.

Tulloch boost

TULLOCH Group, the Inverness-based contractor, has reported an operating profit of 1.2 million on a turnover of 42.2 million in the year to October. The firm has started 1996 with a record 30 million of new orders and it expects to match last years turnover.

Bovis port deal

BOVIS has signed an agreement with the Grand Bahama Port Authority to oversee developments on the island.