By Daniel Hunter

A Wolverhampton company have won a £210 million contract in the Middle East.

Carillion are the preferred bidder for contracts that will see them work in Oman, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.

The firm has made a good start to 2013, winning new orders and probable orders in the first seven weeks of the year that are expected to be worth some £650 million.

The firm's chairman Philip Rogerson said: "Carillion has continued to deliver a robust performance, with underlying earnings per share slightly ahead of the market consensus forecast.

“Having rescaled our UK construction activities, we have also further improved the risk profile and the overall quality of our business.

“Looking forward, we expect market conditions to remain challenging in 2013.

"However, with a resilient business model, a strong order book and a substantial pipeline of contract opportunities, the group remains well positioned to achieve its targets of delivering annual growth in support services and of doubling annual revenues in the Middle East and in Canada, in each case to around £1bn, in the five-year period from 2010 to 2015."

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