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Construction Industry

Strabag Awarded in Tanzania

The Austrian construction company is building a bus rapid transit system in Tanzania for € 134m.

February 10, 2012

Austrian Green Building Group Acquired Stake in Slovenian Lumar

The Austrian investment company acquired the Slovenian market leader in environmentally friendly construction.

February 7, 2012

Alpine Received Major Order from Germany

The Austrian construction company was awarded for the construction of a motorway bridge in Germany with an order value of € 32m.

February 7, 2012

Spanish FCC Sole Owner of Alpine

The Salzburg-based construction group Alpine now has the Spanish FCC as sole owner. The industrialist Dietma Aluta-Oltyan sold his 13.5% stake.

February 3, 2012

Porr Extends Capital Increase

The Austrian construction group intends to restock its planned capital increase. The minimum volume is € 30m.

February 2, 2012

Rise in Unemployment at Construction Industry Expected

Due to the worse economic forecasts, the trade union expects more unemployed persons in the construction industry.

February 1, 2012

Slow Growth in Construction Industry

Output of the Austrian construction industry rose by 1.8% in 2011. Increase in volume of orders by 11.9% in civil engineering and construction of buildings at the end of October 2011.

January 30, 2012

Asamer Returns to Libya

The Austrian manufacturer of building material aims for catching up the lost year 2011 in Libya.

January 23, 2012

Low Growth Rates Expected after 2012

In a medium-term forecast, the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) expects only very decent economic growth rates.

January 23, 2012

Porr: Capital Increase Flows Smoothly

According to Porr´s CEO Karl Heinz Strauss, the Austrian construction group raises ist capital within the next 60 days. Operating business is performing well, Strauss says.

January 16, 2012

Inflation Reached 3.3% in 2011

Annual rate of the Consumer Price Inflation went up to +3.3 % (HICP: +3.6%) in the year 2011. Inflation in December went down slightly.

January 16, 2012

Dotter Takes Over Management of Alpine

The second-largest Austrian construction company has a new Chief Executive Officer, the 50-year-old Johannes Dotter.

January 12, 2012

Dismal Prospects for Construction Industry

According to WIFO (Austrian Institute of Economic Research), the Austrian construction industry will face stagnation in 2012.

January 9, 2012

Major Order for Strabag in Poland

The Austrian construction group strengthens its market position in Polish transportation infrastructures segment with a € 254m order.

January 9, 2012

Siemens Austria Achieves Major Order in Russia

The Austrian subsidiary of the German technology group constructs the largest pellet plant in Russia.

January 4, 2012

Worsening Economic Outlook for 2012

Economists and analysts expect a massive fall in Austrian economic growth for 2012.

January 4, 2012

Opposing Production Trends in Industry and Construction in September 2011

Total turnover went up by 9.5% year-on-year and reached € 23.0bn. Employment figures increased by 1.8%.

December 30, 2011

Construction Output Up by 1.4% from January to September

Construction of buildings increased by 7.8% while output in civil engineering declined by 6.5%. Volume of orders was up by 8.1%.

December 30, 2011

Strabag Group Expands Range of Services with Structural Timber Engineering

The German subsidiary Züblin gains access to the field of timber construction through an acquisition.

December 23, 2011

Alpine Receives Railroad Operator License

The Austrian construction company received official license from the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology for freight transports today.

December 22, 2011

Belo Monte: Building Freeze Suspended

The Austrian plant construction company Andritz may expect the final order from Brazil. Andritz wants to deliver turbines and generators.

December 19, 2011

Siemens Austria: Order from Belarus

Siemens VAI Metals Technologies received a major order from the Belorussian steel producer Byelorussian Steelworks (BMZ),

December 17, 2011

Lower Increase of Construction Cost in November

Construction cost in November 2011: +1.6% against 2010, -0.2% compared to October 2011.

December 15, 2011

Siemens Austria Expands in China

Siemens Metals Techologies enlarges its production facilities in China. Investments of $ 80m are expected.

December 14, 2011

Airport Zagreb: Strabag Not Awarded

Two offers for were submitted for the enlargement of Zagreb Airport. Strabag´s offer has been rejected.

December 13, 2011

Austria Considers to Employ South Europeans

Especially the tourism and the construction industries are ready to take on high-skilled workers from Spain, Greece or Portugal.

December 8, 2011

Strabag Finishes Largest Project in Company History

The Austrian construction company finished work on the A2 motorway in Poland ahead of schedule. The project had a total volume of € 1.3bn.

December 1, 2011

Porr Issues Profit Warning

The Austrian construction company has to write down € 90m of receivables due to problems in Eastern Europe. For next year, however, management is confident to see stable development.

December 1, 2011

Positive Production Trends in Industry and Construction in August

Total turnover went up by 12.7% year-on-year and reached € 20.2bn. Employment figures increased by 1.9%.

November 30, 2011

Construction Output Increased by 1.5% from January to August

Construction of buildings was up by 6.8% while output in civil engineering declined by 6.6%. Volume of orders increased by 6.9%.

November 30, 2011

Strabag Increased Revenue and Earnings after Nine Months

Revenue of the Austrian construction group was up by 9%. EBIT stood at € 208m – 8% higher than in 2010.

November 30, 2011

Strabag Wins New Orders for Environmental Technology Division

The Austrian construction group secured new business worldwide. The total volume is € 110m.

November 29, 2011

Strabag delivers € 320m Steelworks in Russia

The Austrian construction company has finished its works in Russia. The factory will produce sheet steel in particular to manufacture pipes to be used in pipeline construction.

November 28, 2011

FCC Acquires Remaining Shares in Alpine

Supervisory board chairman Aluta-Oltyan will sell his 20% stake in Austria’s second largest construction company to the Spanish majority owner.

November 23, 2011

Siemens Austria Finishes Dutch Gas Power Plant

The contract value for the gas and steam power plant amounts to € 570m. 1.4 million households will be served with electricity.

November 21, 2011

Strabag Confirms „Solid Outook“

The EBIT forecast of the Austrian construction group has been raised to € 340m. Net income is expected at € 185m.

November 21, 2011

No Growth in Construction Industry in 2012

Austrian companies fear the effects of the debt brake while they still suffer from the consequences of the recession of 2009.

November 17, 2011

Strabag Strengthens Brand Presence in Sweden

The Austrian construction group renames two local subsidiaries. Planned national output for 2011 amounts to approximately € 350m.

November 17, 2011

Small Increase in Construction Costs

Austrian Construction costs increased by 1.8% in October 2011 compared to the previous year.

November 15, 2011

Austrian Economic Growth Slows Down

According to the Austrian Institute of Economic Research the aggregate output grew by 0.3% against the previous quarter. Exports are weakening.

November 15, 2011

Porr Records Strong Growth in Orders

The Austrian construction group’s order bookings increased by 36.6% in the first nine months of the year, strongly driven by demand in foreign markets.

November 11, 2011

Swietelsky and Strabag Win Orders in Romania

The Austrian construction companies were commissioned by the national railways to renovate the infrastructure on two lines.

November 11, 2011

Moderate Rise in Construction Costs in the Third Quarter

The price index reached 103.5 points in the third quarter: +3.0% year-on-year, +0.3% against the second quarter.

November 10, 2011

Austrian Industrial Production Increasing

Opposing production trends in industry and construction in July 2011; turnover +7.4%.

October 31, 2011

Moderate Upward Trend in Austrian Construction Industry

Increase in volume of orders in civil engineering but decline in construction of buildings at the end of July 2011. Construction output increased by 1.0% in the first half of 2011.

October 31, 2011

Construction Companies Fight for Romanian Order

Three Austrian construction companies – Strabag, Porr and Alpine – compete for a major order from the Romania railways. The order volume is € 258m.

October 24, 2011

Wienerberger Expects Significantly Better Results

Capacity utilization of the Austrian brick producer should increase to 65% this year, according to CEO Scheuch. Market shares have been growing recently.

October 20, 2011

Strabag Wins Major Contract in Oman

The Austrian construction group’s local subsidiary was commissioned to build the infrastructure extension of a port. The order has a volume of € 150m.

October 20, 2011

Alpine Has Completed „Yellow River Diversion Projekt“ in China

The 25,386-meter Pinglu Tunnel, part of a gigantic water supply project designed to supply China’s dry regions with water from the “Yellow River,” was completed after five years of construction, reported the Austrian constriction company Alpine.

October 19, 2011

Alpine’s Annual Reports Honored in New York City

The Alpine construction company’s communications team swept the board at this year’s “International ARC Awards” in New York City.

October 19, 2011
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