Engineering group Costain has reported a strong first half of 2015 with increased revenue and profits.
Costain’s revenue was £621.1 million in the first six months of the year, compared to £529.1million in the same period in 2014.
Pre-tax profit was £11.4 million compared to £9.1million in 2014.
Costain said its customer-focused strategy had produced a record forward order book that had increased 16% to £3.7 billion (2014: £3.2 billion) and had increased the interim dividend by 15%.
Chief executive Andrew Wyllie said: “We have delivered another strong performance in the first half of the year. In addition to growth in revenue and profit, our order book now stands at a record £3.7 billion.
“Costain has an established reputation for delivering innovative integrated services that enables the Group to win large, long-term contracts addressing the UK’s national needs in energy, water and transportation.”
The results follow the recent £36million takeover of Rhead Group, which allowed Costain to beef-up its programme management offering.