Balfour Beatty businesses merged

The combined business will have a turnover of around å£200 million, and will be amongst the leading providers of utility services to the growing UK gas and water markets.

John Kennedy was acquired in October, 2001, and Kentons in March, 2002. Diarmaid Kelly, currently managing director of Kentons, has been appointed managing director of the integrated business.

Balfour Beatty Utilities will offer asset management solutions to customers in the gas, clean water, and wastewater sectors, including feasibility studies, design, logistics, and customer services, together with specialist asset replacement and maintenance services. Its principal customers include Transco, Fulcrum Connections, Yorkshire Water, South West Water, Northumbrian Water, United Utilities, Scottish Water, Severn Trent Water and Mid-Kent Water. It has an order book of over å£400 million, largely in long-term partnership contracts.

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