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16 August 2000

HBG Construction has been awarded a £3.1 million contract by the University of Huddersfield for the third and final phase, of the Canalside redevelopment of the main Queensgate campus in Huddersfield.

13 August 2000

HBG Construction has completed the East Ayrshire Community Hospital at Cumnock for Ayrshire and Arran Primary Care NHS Trust four months ahead of schedule.

31 July 2000

Edmund Nuttall Ltd has recently been awarded the Investor in People accreditation in recognition of its approach to training and developing the workforce throughout the company.

27 July 2000

A Nuttall/Ascon joint venture has just commenced tunnelling on the River Lee and Interceptor Sewer scheme in Cork.

20 July 2000

Leading geotechnical contractor Ritchies continues with its strategy for national growth with the recent acquisition of north west based spray concrete and structural repair specialists Concrete Construction Limited [CCT].

9 July 2000

Papendrecht / Rijswijk, the Netherlands – The merger, between Royal Boskalis Westminster nv and HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, which was announced mid May, will not take place.

9 July 2000

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – J.J.M. Veraart [60] president of the Board of Mangement of HBG since May 1997, will resign as of 15 July 2000.

6 July 2000

Santa Ana, California – Flatiron Structures Company [a subsidiary of HBG Constructors Inc. and managing partner of SLC Rail Constructors] has been awarded a design-build contract for the 2.5 mile Light Rail Transit System from downtown Salt Lake City to the University of Utah.

5 July 2000

Four new office contracts totalling £42.9 million have been awarded to HBG Construction.

2 July 2000

School projects totalling £10.5 million have been awarded to HBG Construction by Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

19 June 2000

A storm attenuation tank will shortly be floated across the Firth of Clyde to the scenic Isle of Bute as part of the Rothesay Sewerage Scheme, which is being undertaken by Edmund Nuttall Ltd on behalf of client West of Scotland Water Authority.

19 June 2000

Papendrecht / Rijswijk, The Netherlands – Royal Boskalis Westminster nv and HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, will publish the merger documents on a later date than was expected during the announcement of the merger on 15 May 2000.

18 June 2000

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – HAM, dredging and marine contractors, is a member of a joint venture consortium that has been awarded the NLG 4.7 billion land reclamation contract at Jurong Island in Singapore.

8 June 2000

Two office contracts worth a total of £5.2 million have been awarded to HBG Construction in Edinburgh.

30 May 2000

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, announces that – in relation to the payment of the stock dividend over the reporting year 1999 – 997,111 new ordinary shares in HBG were issued.

24 May 2000

Ascon Ltd, Ireland's largest Civil Engineering company has been awarded the Glen of the Downs Contract by Wicklow County Council.

14 May 2000
  • Merger creates powerful and well-positioned international construction and dredging group with a market capitalisation of EUR 1.2 billion [NLG 2.5 billion]
  • Substantial profit growth for the coming years
  • Statutory merger
  • Boskalis and HBG Shareholders each to own 50% of the new company
  • Substantial synergies in dredging, with no compulsory redundancies
  • Strong balance sheet and cash flow provide platform for accelerated growth
  • Abundant career development opportunities for employees

Papendrecht, Rijswijk, The Netherlands – Royal Boskalis Westminster nv and Hollandsche Beton Groep nv intend to effect a merger of equals. Boskalis and HBG expect to reach full agreement.

4 May 2000

The Museum in Docklands has appointed HBG Construction as the main contractor for the museum project at West India Quay, London E14 in a contract worth £7.4 million.

30 April 2000

Rotterdam, the Netherlands – HAM, dredging and marine contractors has been awarded the land reclamation contract Penny's Bay in Hong Kong.

12 April 2000

English Partnerships has selected HBG Properties' Birchwood Point Business Park in Warrington as the location for its new North of England offices.