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Kier clears up after Ivan in Jamaica

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KIER is on site repairing some of the damage caused in Jamaica by Hurricane Ivan's 150 mph winds.

The contractor is in a team of three working in a partnering agreement with Alcoa, one of the world's biggest aluminium producers, which has been forced to shut its plant in Jamaican capital Kingston.

Alcoa chief executive John Dodds said: 'Some of our staff lost their roofs but no one is hurt.

'Alcoa has lost half its landing jetty and it has had to close its plant, which is a big issue for the company.'

Kier, which also works for Alcoa in Surinam, has been drafted in to repair a storm-damaged Sandals resort on the northern coast of Jamaica, too.