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Contract opportunities ranging from demolition to waste handling at the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness will be on the table for discussion at a supply chain event next month.

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AWPR firm ready for fight

Galliford Try is poised to instigate formal dispute resolution procedures if it fails to reach agreement on a “significant claim” against Transport Scotland over the Aberdeen bypass project.

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30 years’ work at steel site

Construction work for up to 30 years is on the cards after outline planning approval for a new masterplan to continue regeneration of the former Ravenscraig steelworks in Lanarkshire.

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Operators in slimming regime

Plant operators will have to excavate narrower trenches under new rules launched by the Scottish Government. A national code of practice for road and utility works comes into effect this week.

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Civils slump continues

Workloads at Scotland’s civil engineering contractors have plunged for the sixth consecutive quarter and figures released today by trade body CECA Scotland show “little scope for optimism”.

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Dounreay demolishers ready

Some of the UK’s top demolition firms are involved in framework contracts worth a potential £400m at Scotland’s biggest decommissioning project.The six contracts bring together 28 companies.

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Geddes in Top 100

Geddes Group, the Arbroath business with interests ranging from heavy plant and muckshifting to aggregates and haulage, has been identified as one of the UK companies with the fastest-growing profits.

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Hawk fleet goes for £29m

A Caterpillar truck led the bidding as the equipment fleet of Hawk Plant UK raised nearly £29m at auction last week. The sale of all 2,000+ assets drew interest from around the world.

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£600,000 for bypass death

Balfour Beatty has been fined £600,000 following the death of an employee on the Aberdeen bypass project. The 58-year-old was struck by a wheeled excavator that was slewing after being refuelled.

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McLeod is having a blast

Contractor R J McLeod will carry out a series of blasts next week as it prepares to improve a notorious hairpin bend on the A9. It wants to determine the geotechnical properties of the rock at Berriedale Braes.

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