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Norwegian engineering firm Aibel has landed a NOK8bn ($1bn) contract from Statoil for engineering, procurement and construction of the platform deck of the drilling platform on the Johan Sverdrup...Read more
Graham Design Builders has deployed Aconex, a provider of a cloud collaboration platform for the construction industry, for the construction of the C$606.2m North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP).Read more
Lagan Construction Group is set to start work on £15.2m A96 Link Road and Park & Ride in Aberdeen, UK.Read more
Morgan has commenced construction on a new luxury apartment project in southwest Austin, Texas, US.
Shapoorji Pallonji clinches $525m Kuwait University contract
Construction giant Shapoorji Pallonji has scooped a build-operate contract worth just below KWD150m ($525m) for Kuwait University.
Morgan Sindall completes work on £6m bus station in West Yorkshire
UK-based construction firm Morgan Sindall has completed work and handed over the new £6m bus station in Castleford, West Yorkshire.
Mall of Qatar to open by fall 2015
UrbaCon Trading & Contracting has announced that construction work on the $1bn Mall of Qatar is on track and will be completed later this year.
SNC-Lavalin wins two contracts worth $71m in Saudi Arabia
SNC-Lavalin, a Canada-based engineering and construction group, has secured won two district cooling contracts worth $71m in Saudi Arabia.
Lifting equipment manufacturer Verlinde is playing an integral role in both the maintenance and service of four Puma helicopters located at recently-renovated French air force base.
Going the distance
Parts, service and support is crucial for the all-terrain crane user and hire companies alike reports Adrian Greeman
Living with the new normal
China’s president Xi Jinping stressed in speeches in 2014 that the country—and its trading partners—would have to accept a ‘new normal’ of restrained growth, not the double digit percentage rates of previous decades. At Bauma China, Will North found manufacturers facing up to this new reality.
Liebherr’s PowerBoom used on LR 11000
Liebherr's 1,000t LR 11000 crawler crane has been used with its PowerBoom system for the first time. The system, a parallel boom that increases load capacities, was used with the LR 11000 crane at a wind turbine project in northern Germany.
Gateway to the east
Current growth in Turkey is being driven not just by domestic projects, but by the country’s proximity to another burgeoning region, Central Asia. Daniel Searle reports.
The project involves the construction of a 166,000m2 data center.
SOC – Common Seawater Supply Facility, Iraq
The project involves the construction of Water injection plant with capacity of 12.5 million barrels of water a day and is planned to be implemented in phases.
HQMC – Solar Power Development 10000 MW, Nigeria
The project involves the construction of a 10,000MW solar power plant on 84ha area.
Switch – SUPERNAP Data Center, Nevada, US
The project involves the construction of a data center with a gross floor area (GFA) of 278,709m2 on 405ha of land in phases.
GCC – Railway Network, Kuwait
The project involves the construction of 3,954km rail line covering the coast of the Gulf and extending from Oman to Kuwait, passing through the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.