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British technology-based construction and engineering firm, Costain Group was founded in 1865 and focuses on civil engineering and commercial construction.

With headquarters in Maidenhead, the company’s activities are organised into two operating divisions: natural resources (water, nuclear process and oil & gas) and infrastructure (highways, rail and power).

In 2020, Costain announced a £100m rights issue, aiming to strengthen its balance sheet after it suffered a £6.6m pre tax loss on revenues of £1.16bn in 2019 – the news sent the company’s shares down by 34%.

Notable projects include: the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the modernisation of London St Pancras and several Crossrail projects.

Take a look at the articles below for more from Costain.

Sam White

Costain appoints new MD to head up natural resources division

Costain has appointed Sam White as managing director for its Natural Resources division, effective from January 2022.
matthew higham

Costain hires Matthew Higham as chief digital officer

Costain has hired Matthew Higham as its new chief digital officer to accelerate the integration of digital technology in every solution it delivers to clients.
hydrogen storage facility

Costain bags hydrogen storage facility contract

Costain has been awarded the concept development and FEED study for the HyNet project hydrogen storage facility in northwest England.
Neil Crockett

Former Rolls-Royce digital officer joins Costain

Costain has appointed Neil Crockett as an independent non-executive director with effect from 6 October 2021.
Louise Bryant, Costain

Costain appoints new communications and investor relations director

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has appointed Louise Bryant as its new Group communications and investor relations director.
costain andy clarke

Costain appoints Andy Clarke as new integrated transport director

Costain has appointed Andy Clarke as its new integrated transport director to transform the customer experience of transport.
paddington elizabeth line station

Crossrail’s Paddington Elizabeth line station handed over

Costain and Skanska have officially transferred the Paddington Elizabeth line station to Transport for London (TfL).
A1 improvements, road upgrade,

Costain appointed to deliver road upgrades in North East

Highways England has appointed Costain to build safer, smoother and more reliable journeys through some of the North East’s busiest sections of the A1.
electric road system, eHighway

Costain to pave the way for UK’s first electric motorway

Costain has been awarded funding from the Department for Transport to lead the UK’s first study on the electrification of long-range trucks with dynamic charging, using overhead wires on motorways.
road maintenance, digital twins

Joint venture to create sustainable road maintenance schemes

Costain, Highways England and the University of Cambridge will work together to develop sustainable roads using digital twins, intelligent materials, data science and robotic monitoring.

Costain secures Simister Island improvement contract

Costain has been appointed by Highways England as the delivery integration partner to design and build the £138m Simister Island interchange improvement project.
carbon technologies, tech,

Arup to explore carbon tech for UK infrastructure schemes

Arup has been awarded funding to demonstrate the feasibility of using carbon capture technologies within UK infrastructure projects to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Ann-Marie Morrison

Costain appoints new Network Rail client director

Costain has appointed former Mace operations director, Ann-Marie Morrison as its new Network Rail client director.
decarbonisation schemes, industry decarbonisation

Next phase of South Wales decarbonisation project receives funding

The South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) deployment project has been granted phase two funding of nearly £20m, looking at decarbonisation schemes and the infrastructure required for a hydrogen economy in South Wales.
Costain results 2020

Costain improves contract selection after £96.1m loss

Costain has improved its approach to contract selection and risk management processes, after it suffered a £96.1m loss for the year ended 31 December 2020.
infrastructure digital twin

Costain and Microsoft to develop infrastructure digital twin

Costain and Microsoft have joined forces to develop an enterprise-ready digital twin to optimise the way UK infrastructure is designed, delivered and operated.
Surface Transport Infrastructure Construction Framework

TfL awards five new contracts to deliver walking and cycling schemes

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded five new contracts as part of its Surface Transport Infrastructure Construction Framework.
A465 road contract

Costain settles A465 road contract dispute

Costain has agreed on a settlement with the Welsh Government to added costs on its A465 road contract.
Professor Bill Hewlett, BBA

Former Costain technical director joins BBA

The British Board of Agrément (BBA) has appointed former Costain boss, Professor Bill Hewlett, as its newly-created post of technical director.
Helen Willis, Costain

Costain appoints new chief financial officer

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has announced the appointment of Helen Willis to the Board as chief financial officer with effect from 30 November 2020.
contractor league table,

Costain lands top spot in August’s contractor league table

Costain has landed the top spot in the contractor league table for August, as Bowmer & Kirkland narrowly misses out.
A465 Heads of the Valley, arbitration ruling

Costain faces £45m costs after Welsh road arbitration ruling

The disputed A465 Heads of the Valley road contract is expected to cost Costain £45m following an arbitration ruling.
MEWP,

Costain fined £1.2m after workers struck by collapsed cage

Costain has been fined £1.2m after a mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) with two workers inside was struck by a collapsing reinforcement cage during the construction of a road.
Capital Raising, Costain

UAE contractor commits to invest £25m into Costain

ASGC, the UAE construction group, has committed to invest £25m into Costain, as part of the company's £100m cash-raising share issue.
Costain, COVID-19,

Costain board take 30% pay cut to mitigate COVID-19 impact

Construction work has been suspended on all of Costain’s big projects in London, as senior leadership agrees to take a 30% pay cut to protect cash.
Sue Kershaw,

Costain appoints Kershaw as MD of transportation division

Costain has appointed Sue Kershaw as managing director of its transportation division.

Costain

British technology-based construction and engineering firm, Costain Group was founded in 1865 and focuses on civil engineering and commercial construction.

With headquarters in Maidenhead, the company’s activities are organised into two operating divisions: natural resources (water, nuclear process and oil & gas) and infrastructure (highways, rail and power).

In 2020, Costain announced a £100m rights issue, aiming to strengthen its balance sheet after it suffered a £6.6m pre tax loss on revenues of £1.16bn in 2019 – the news sent the company’s shares down by 34%.

Notable projects include: the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the modernisation of London St Pancras and several Crossrail projects.

Take a look at the articles below for more from Costain.