Costain confirmed to the Stock Exchange this morning that it had received the delayed first payment for its £120m subcontract which was originally due on December 10.
Costain warned earlier this month that £22m in outstanding payments were in doubt after main contractor AE&E Inova said its Swiss parent company had entered administration.
But AE&E has now been rescued by a new owner and Costain has secured the first stage payment.
The firm said: “In a letter, dated 20 December, to their customers, suppliers and partners, AE&E Inova has confirmed that they have completed and legally approved the Stock Purchase Agreement for AE&E Inova AG, and that their new owner is Hitachi Zosen Corporation.
“Costain is also pleased to confirm that the £2.6 million sub-contract stage payment due to Costain on Friday 10 December has been received.
“We welcome these positive developments and look forward to maintaining our constructive relationships with AE&E Inova and Cory Environmental, for whom the Belvedere facility is a development project.”