German contractor Bilfinger Berger has acquired O’Hare Engineering as part of a strategy to expand its UK business.

Bilfinger Berger is believed to have paid about £30m for the firm, in Runcorn, Cheshire. O’Hare has a turnover of £40m and employs 600 people.

It specialises in repair and maintenance. Its biggest clients are in the petrochemical and waste treatment industries.

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