Today on World Construction Network
Balfour Beatty Infrastructure has scooped a two-phased contract worth $140m to design and build the Southeast Rail Extension in Denver, US.Read more
Liverpool City Council has given the go-ahead to £60m ($93.7m) revamp plans of the New Mersey Shopping Park in Speke, Liverpool.Read more
Clugston Construction has begun work on a £10m ($15.6m) events hall at the historic Great Yorkshire Show Ground in Harrogate, UK.Read more
McCann Realty Partners has started construction on a new apartment project in southeast Austin, Texas.
Mitsubishi Estate London gets go-ahead for 40-storey tower
Mitsubishi Estate London has secured planning permission from the City Of London Corporation for a new 40-storey tower.
Alstom consortium scoops Algerian tramway contract
Alstom, along with its three consortium partners, has received a contract to extend the Constantine area Tramway by 10 kilometres.
Sacyr consortium bags $1.07bn motorway contract in Colombia
A consortium led by Sacyr has bagged a $1.07bn contract for the construction and concession of the Pasto-Rumichaca motorway.
Yara International, BASF break ground on $600m ammonia plant in Texas
Yara International and BASF have broken ground on a new $600m ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas.
Stability systems required to comply with revised EU standards, have been further developed to offer improved efficiency. Daniel Searle reports.
The people who sell cranes
Selling Manitowoc’s Grove line of cranes in West Africa, Paterson Simons & Co (Africa) Ltd. managing director John Traynor understands that a complete package of training and aftersales service, supported by manufacturer partnerships, is vital in persuading customers to make the financial step up from buying used cranes to buying new.
Sarens’ quick bridge lift
A Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane has been used by Sarens to lift a steel bridge over a motorway in Germany, negotiating weight restrictions to bring the crane to the job site.
Weldex goes green with Kobelco
Kobelco has sold four new G series cranes to UK hirer Weldex, as part of a fleet modernisation programme.
More power, more options
This spring, Manitowoc announced new developments across its crawler range. In its high-capacity range, a new option on its variable positioning counterweight system adds to the load chart on its MLC 650 crane. At lower capacities, the company now offers Sennebogen telecrawlers badged as Groves.
The project involves the construction of a still manufacturing facility with a production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum.
MoIT – Frasso Telesino to Vitulano Rail Line Upgrade, Italy
The project involves the doubling of a 30km high-speed railway line.
FB – Zee Town Mixed-Use Development, California, US
The project involves the construction of a mixed-use community on 81ha of land.
BIIB – Luterbach Drugs Manufacturing Plant, Solothurn, Switzerland
The project involves the construction of production facilities, laboratories, office facilities, utility buildings, a warehouse and parking facilities, and the installation of machinery.
WEL – Browse Floating LNG Development, Western Australia
The project involves the development of 14.9Tcf of gas and 441.2 million barrels of condensate, held in the offshore Torosa, Calliance and Brecknock fields.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.