However, the contractor saw a more modest increase in its pre-tax profit to ВЈ85m (ВЈ81.2m), after it was dealt a ВЈ17.1m hit in the form of writedowns on its residential and mixed-use developments.
The bulk of the company's turnover, ВЈ2.5bn, came in Europe. The Middle East and Asia accounted for ВЈ828.7m, while ВЈ725.6m was generated in Australia.
Laing O'Rourke's order book now stands at ВЈ10bn, and ended the year with cash of ВЈ614.3m.
Chairman and chief executive Ray O'Rourke said: "We have achieved a more balanced portfolio of public and private clients, with a growing emphasis in the infrastructure sectors (particularly healthcare, education, energy and transport).
"As governments accelerate their investment programmes, we see opportunities to benefit in these important markets."
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