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31 July 2001

HBG has gone back to college in Huddersfield where, for the second time in three years, its green hoarding has become a familiair sight on the University's town centre campus. The construction of a new three-storey teaching block for the School of Education and Professionl Development is well under way at a canalbank location.

22 July 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – Brewaba, HBG's German dredging subsidiary, has been awarded three contracts with a combined value in excess of €40 million.

18 July 2001

Rijswijk/Inverness – Edmund Nuttall Ltd – the HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, group company active in the UK civil engineering market – is due to start work later this year on the construction of a pipeline crossing the northern end of Loch Ness, Scotland.

9 July 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – Flatiron Structures [a subsidiary of HBG Constructors, Inc.] has acquired a joint venture design and build contract for a cable-stayed bridge over Cooper River between Charleston and Mount Pleasant¸ South Carolina.

8 July 2001

Dr Douglas Allenby, Chief Tunnelling Engineer with Edmund Nuttall Ltd, has been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle in the Department of Civil Engineering.

5 July 2001

Ritchies, the specialist geotechnical division of Edmund Nuttall Ltd, has recently completed a £0.10m contract for O’Rourke [Scotland] Limited on the new Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh.

3 July 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – The Enterprise Section of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal this afternoon decided – in response to a request by the Dutch shareholders’ lobby association VEB and several other HBG shareholders – to order an investigation of the policy pursued by HBG since 1 January 2000.

27 June 2001

HBG Construction Ltd has started work on the design and construction of a new office development in Forbury Square, Reading for Argent Estates Ltd.

26 June 2001

Amstelveen / Rijswijk, the Netherlands – On Tuesday, 26 June, after the close of trading in Amsterdam, the construction and the dredging groups Ballast Nedam and HBG signed the contract merging their two dredging companies.

24 June 2001

Ritchies, the specialist geotechnical division of Edmund Nuttall Ltd currently undertaking the £14.2m contract to decommission the East Side Water Catchments in Gibraltar for Defence Estates, has added a new mobile drill rig to an already impressive fleet of seven units operating on the famous landmark.

19 June 2001

Die Wayss & Freytag AG Projektentwicklung hat von den Stadtwerken Düsseldorf ein Grundstück in der Franziusstraße im Düsseldorfer Medienhafen erworben.

19 June 2001

Wayss & Freytag Projektentwicklung konnte jetzt die letzten 6 freien Büroetagen mit insgesamt ca. 1.200 qm Nutzfläche im Eichenpark Garbsen an ein IT-Consulting-Unternehmen vermieten.

19 June 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, has been advised by Heijmans nv of its intention to make an offer for the shares of HBG.

12 June 2001

The Hague, the Netherlands – Tebodin, Consultants & Engineers, has been commissioned by the European Union to set up a Project Preparation Facility to assist the Polish government in carrying out some estimated 800 investment projects to be funded under the Social and Economic Cohesion Fund of the European Phare Programme.

7 June 2001

On Tuesday, 26 June, after the close of trading in Amsterdam, the construction and the dredging groups Ballast Nedam and HBG signed the contract merging their two dredging companies. The merger creates a business with revenues of 635 million euros and a workforce of around 2,000. The company’s name will be Ballast HAM Dredging, and it will rank among the leading players in the international dredging market.

6 June 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, is convening an informative shareholders' meeting, to be held at the HBG head office, Generaal Spoorlaan 489, Rijswijk, the Netherlands, at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 26 June 2001.

6 June 2001

Nuttall has beaten off some stiff competition within the civil engineering and construction industry to win the prestigious Quality in Construction Award in the training category.

5 June 2001

At the end of May, the HAM 318 was launched. The vessel belongs to the largest trailing suction hopper dredgers of the world and has a hopper capacity of 23,700 m3.

4 June 2001

Things have come to an end for project manager John Montgomerie and the Nuttall team. They were based on the south bank of the Thames for ten months with a view of the famous Tower of London and in the shadow of the equally famous Tower Bridge. A spectacular site for the spectacular office of the Greater London Authority [GLA], which can be reached via a Nuttall tunnel.

3 June 2001

HBG Ascon and Rohcon have committed their support to the Science, Technology and Engineering Programme for Schools [STEPS], an initiative to encourage teenagers into engineering as a career.

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