Costain boosts its order book

FTSE-listed engineering firm Costain yesterday said it expects full-year results to be in line with forecasts thanks to an order book of £3bn – up 25 per cent. Over £750m of work has been secured for this coming year, the company said in a trading update. “Our continued success is the direct result of our focus on delivering innovative engineering solutions for blue chip customers,” said chief exec Andrew Wyllie. Shares closed up 4.2 per cent.