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FCC’s Alpine reaches €1 billion-worth contract line in 2012

MADRID | In a bid to offset its exit from the Greek market, Alpine, FCC's subsidiary in Central and Eastern Europe, said it will concentrate a commercial offensive in its domestic markets. Alpine would have unpaid bills in Greece of up to €20 million, according to the Spanish press reports. At a news conference in Gdansk, the company's new CEO Johannes Dotter announced that the company had already landed contracts worth close…


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FCC holds revenue in spite of demand contraction in Spain

MADRID | The Spanish infrastructure and services company FCC reported this week it had obtained €2.4 billion in revenues in the first quarter of 2012, on par with the same period last year, with international revenues increasing by 15.6%. FCC obtained a net attributable profit of €16.6 million in the first quarter, suffering a decline of €23.9 million year-on-year, reflecting the impact of the company’s most cyclical activities. Earnings before interest,…


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FCC-led joint venture to be awarded €498-million contract in Los Angeles

MADRID | The joint venture team headed by FCC Construction, Shimmick Construction Company and Impregilo won the bid for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project design-build contract, Port of Long Beach and Caltrans officials announced. Major participants in the proposal included Arup North America  and Biggs Cardosa Associates. A decision by the Port’s Board of Harbor Commissioners on the actual award of the contract is expected in late June, with construction kickoff…


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The unions and the Esther Koplowitz philanthropic effect in FCC

get your ex back MADRID | Esther Koplowitz, Fomento de Construciones y Contratas' (FCC) core shareholder, recently received an award from the Construction and Woodworkers Foundation (FCM) of Comisiones Obreras labour union in the 'commitment to the community' category. The union noted FCC's work in the area of “creating a solidarity network which focuses on the most disadvantaged groups.” The Foundation lauded FCC's efforts to encourage its employees to volunteer…