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.