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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.

2 June 2001

As work starts on the demolition of the steel bridge, Misener Marine, part of HBG Constructors, is entering the final stages of the Broadway Bridge Project in Daytona Beach.

1 June 2001

HBG Construction has been awarded a two-phase contract by Asda Stores for the demolition of an existing structure and construction of a new Asda Wal-Mart in the Almondvale Shopping Centre, Livingston [near Edinburgh].

31 May 2001

HBG Bouw en Vastgoed and HBG Civiel are launching the PARKgarage. This is a multi-storey car park design offering added value in that the roof can be planted up to form a park. The idea is based on a parking garage built in Australia 30 years ago.

30 May 2001

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – HAM, dredging and marine contractors has launched and christened its new trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 318 on 25 May 2001 at the shipyard of van der Giessen – de Noord in the Dutch town of Krimpen aan den IJssel.

30 May 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, this morning advised Royal Boskalis Westminster nv that the sale of HBG's dredging activities [or surrender in any other way of HBG's controlling interest in the dredging company HAM] is not consonant with a policy aimed at securing the interests of the company and its stakeholders in the long term.

30 May 2001
  • Leading player in international dredging market
  • Good starting position for further growth
  • New company Ballast HAM Baggeren bv (Ballast HAM Dredging) expects a turnover in 2001 of 635 million euros and has a workforce of approximately 2,000
  • HBG to hold 2/3 of the shares, Ballast Nedam 1/3
  • Fleets complementary, substantial synergy benefits
  • Better positioning for major infrastructure works (dredging + construction)
  • Attractive employer
  • Creation shareholder value for HBG and Ballast Nedam
22 May 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – The Supervisory Board and the Board of Management of HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, have been considering the bid made by Boskalis for group company HAM on 7 May.

15 May 2001

Nuttall and Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau have been awarded a Channel Tunnel Rail Link [CTRL] contract worth £115 million.

14 May 2001

Müller-Altvatter, part of HBG Bau, has started work in Hamburg on the construction of a prison. The complex comprises three L-shaped wings containing a total of 384 cells.