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Costain wins new Humber estuary crossing project management contract

Costain has been awarded the project services deal for the replacement of the Humber Estuary Crossing.

National Grid has awarded Costain the contract for the replacement natural gas crossing ahead of planning consent from the Planning Inspectorate, due in September.

The contractor’s work will include advising on health, safety, project management, project controls and planning, commercial management, engineering, risk management and other specialist tunnelling disciplines.

Costain power sector director Nigel Curry said: “Costain is delighted to have secured the contract to programme manage the delivery of this strategically important and complex project for National Grid. The award of this contract demonstrates Costain’s ability to meet its customers’ needs through our broadened consultancy and advisory project service offering.”

Last month, Costain revealed its pre-tax profit had grown to £26m in the year to 31 December 2015, a rise of 16 per cent on 2014, while turnover rose from £1.23bn to £1.32bn. The firm also posted a record order book of £3.9bn, up £400m on the previous year’s figure.

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