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Industry News in Brief

01 Apr 2002

Balfour Beatty plc has announced pre-tax profits before exceptional items and prior to the amortisation of goodwill for the 12 months to December 31 of £103m. Annual worldwide rail sales are expected to approach £800m in 2002.

The IER subsidiary of French group Bolloré, has become the main shareholder of Belgian access control supplier Automatic Systems, which has been part of the German Plettac group since 1999.

Logica is to participate in the development of technical specifications and systems integration for Alstom's European Rail Traffic Management System projects.

The Welding Institute has finalised a contract with Railtrack to establish an Institute of Rail Welding, providing competence and quality assurance.

Engineering consultancy FaberMaunsell has been formed by the merger of Oscar Faber, Maunsell Europe and Metcalf & Eddy.

Mott MacDonald has been appointed as a Notified Body under EU high speed interoperability directive 96/48/EC.

Britain's Construction Industry Research & Information Association has appointed a consortium of Mott MacDonald, Cementation Foundations Skanska and Transport Research Laboratory to develop guidance for assessing, repairing and managing cuttings.

Supplier of tickets to Britain's Association of Train Operating Companies, Henry Booth has been rebranded as BemroseBooth Mass Transit to reflect the new identity of its parent BemroseBooth.

Schaltbau GmbH has formed a US subsidiary, Schaltbau Electric America Inc in Newark, Delaware, with Jim Brown as President.