Opus International Consultants’ (Opus) Welsh Offices, based in Cardiff and Rossett, has won the prestigious Constructing Excellence Wales Award in the category ‘Leadership and People Development’. Opus are now through to the National Awards final to be held at Lords Cricket Ground on the 19th November, after being named regional winners at the Awards ceremony at the new Cardiff stadium last week.
Opus International Consultants Limited’s net profit after tax for the Half Year ended 30 June 2009 was $5.1 million, compared with $9.1 million for the corresponding period in 2008. The decline reflected the impact of the global financial crisis and economic downturn, especially in the United Kingdom and Australia, where Opus had a greater reliance on private sector clients who were more seriously affected by the downturn.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) and Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) have won a Silver Award at the recent Association of Consulting Engineers of New Zealand (ACENZ) Awards for their work on the Coromandel Eastern Seaboard Wastewater Treatment Plants project.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) have won a Silver Award at the recent Association of Consulting Engineers of New Zealand (ACENZ) Awards for their work on the Karangahake Gorge Road Safety Improvements project.
Despite difficulties in the UK in the early part of 2009, Opus expects to trade for the full 2009 year in line with market expectations. However, while New Zealand and Canada continue to perform strongly and ahead of last year, and Australia is only moderately weaker, the sharp contraction in the UK economy means that Opus will have a softer than expected (but still positive) first half to 30 June 2009.
The second Annual Meeting of Shareholders since Opus International Consultants was listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange was held today in Wellington. At the meeting Opus Chairman, Kerry McDonald and Managing Director, Kevin Thompson presented their respective reports on the past year.
The following Resolutions, which were put to shareholders at the meeting today, were passed by shareholders.
At today’s Annual Meeting global infrastructure services provider, Opus International Consultants’ Chairman, Kerry McDonald, said the Board was pleased with the year end results for 2008 and that the company had fared comparatively well given the global financial turmoil and depressed equity markets.
Opus International Consultants is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Rafferty to the position of General Manager Business Development and David Jennings to the position of General Manager Technical.
Global infrastructure consultancy, Opus International Consultants, has appointed Dr David Prentice to lead its UK operations. In the UK, Opus employs 360 staff in 17 offices, which are spread throughout the country. The company also has 64 offices in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, employing in total 2563 people. Its head office is located in Wellington, New Zealand.
Opus International Consultants, New Zealand’s largest infrastructure consultancy, has reported another good year. For the year ended 31 December 2008, Revenue was $371.5 million, up 25.4 percent on the previous year and the Net Surplus after Tax was $17.5 million, up 23.4 percent.