The chief executive of a high performance biomass, biogas and diesel power plant business says he is “crossing his fingers” for the UK to stay in the European Union after the referendum on 23rd June.
Anders Heine Jensen of Denmark’s Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has said that he is fearful that a reduction in business could result from a decision by the UK to leave.
The company currently has eight projects in the UK, including the recently completed straw-fuelled Brigg Renewable Energy Plant in Lincolnshire.
Many of Britain’s biggest construction companies are in fact subsidiaries of mainland European companies, including Skanska, Amey (Ferrovial), Bouygues, BAM and Vinci.
Between January 2015 and April 2016, the UK’s 10 biggest construction companies with EU headquarters outside of Britain, won a combined £7.3bn worth of construction contracts in the UK.