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McAlpine picks up 130m in Scotland

SIR Robert McAlpine has taken one of the biggest building contracts to be let for months the 130 million main contract for the new NEC semiconductor plant at Livingston in Scotland.

Construction work is set to begin next month, with completion due in March 1996. Design work began last October and full production at the 32,000 sq m plant is expected to get under way in October 1996.

Eight other British companies will play leading roles in the project, which has an overall value of 530 million.

Tarmac has a civil and structural design contract; Black & Veatch is responsible for the mechanical and electrical design; Tozer Gallagher is the quantity

surveyor; BOC will supply bulk gas; Kurita/ Kennicott will handle the deionised water plant.

Two other contracts will be awarded soon both will go to local firms.