Today on World Construction Network
Skanska UK has been selected as the preferred contractor for the infrastructure work on the first phase of the University of Cambridge’s £1 billion North West Cambridge Development.Read more
Construction work has started on the SG$350 million ($276 million) redevelopment of the Comtech commercial building in Singapore.Read more
UK Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has unveiled a shortlist of developments, which could benefit from a share of the £1 billion ($1.6 billion) Build to Rent fund to deliver homes specifically for...Read more
IFA Hotels & Resorts has launched a AED1 billion ($272 million) residential resort on the Palm Jumeirah's West Crescent in Dubai.
Arabtec to construct one million housing units in Egypt
Engineering and construction group Arabtec has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Defense and Military Production of Egypt to develop and construct one million units of middle-income housing in various locations across the country.
New South Wales shortlists three consortia for $1.4bn light rail project
The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia has invited three international consortia to tender for a public private partnership (PPP) project to deliver and operate a new A$1.6 billion ($1.4 billion) light rail line in Sydney.
Ferrovial to expand Szczecin-Goleniów Airport in Poland
Ferrovial Agroman’s Polish subsidiary Budimex has secured a PLN88 million ($29 million) contract to expand Szczecin-Goleniów Airport in northwest Poland.
Wates to build new Highgate Junior School in London
Wates Construction has been selected as the main contractor for the construction of a new £13 million junior school building for Highgate Junior School in North London, UK.
Industrial construction is a key contributor to the construction economy across Eastern Europe. Power plant development, automobile manufacturing and pharmaceutical production all represent key opportunities for crane and handling firms operating in this burgeoning field.
Supply chain spotlight
Modex 2014 is nearly upon us. With nearly 800 exhibitors from across the supply chain, coupled with a comprehensive conference programme featuring numerous industry professionals, this year’s event is shaping up to be one not to miss.
Latin America Project round up
This month we review projects from Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.
A big stake in China’s Las Vegas
As the construction industry meets in the USA’s gambling capital, Las Vegas, Eastime is using 16 Fushan Yongmao cranes in the city’s Chinese counterpart, Macau, to build the Studio City leisure resort.
Hülsemann GmbH of Oberhausen has been supplying graphite and sanding technology to the furniture and panel manufacturing industries for around 30 years. Mike Botting visited the company’s headquarters to see what they have to offer.
The Government of the Altai Krai (GoAK) is planning to undertake the development of a Protein Concentrate Plant project in Russia.
Sasol – Lake Charles Ethane Cracker Plant, Louisiana
Sasols’ Lake Charles Ethane Cracker Plant is also referred to as Lake Charles Chemical Project (LCCP).
ArcelorMittal/UGSL – Sindhudurg Steel Plant, Maharashtra
ArcelorMittal, along with Uttam Galva Steels Limited (UGSL) is planning to develop a steel plant in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India.
Saphyr/HSI – Bossa Nova Mall Mixed-use Development, Rio de Janeiro
Saphyr in partnership with Hemisferio sul investimentos (HSI) is planning to undertake the construction of Bossa Nova Mall mixed-use facility on a 5,592m2 area in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Golden Group – Belmont Racecourse Redevelopment, Western Australia
Golden Group is undertaking the Belmont Racecourse Redevelopment project in Burswood Peninsula, Western Australia.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.