Eric Diack, the executive chairperson of Aveng, said on Friday that these contract awards provided a good start to the new financial year and increased McConnell Dowell’s order book to R8.7bn, which was 17percent higher than at the end of June this year.
Diack said the contracts were secured across all McConnell Dowell business units and underpinned good progress in the execution of the group’s strategic action plan.
“What I find most gratifying is the continuation and repeat work from McConnell Dowell’s existing customers, which demonstrates that it is building on its previous excellent performance and delivery.
“Equally pleasing is that these new business awards are firmly aligned to McConnell Dowell’s recently revised strategy,” he said. McConnell Dowell and open-pit mining business Moolmans were earlier this year identified as core businesses in Aveng while Grinaker-LTA, manufacturing and steel were deemed non-core.