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Japan-based Takenaka Corporation has won a contract worth S$323m ($237m) from Changi Airport Group (CAG) for works related to the expansion of Terminal 1 (T1) at Changi Airport in Singapore.Read more
Balfour Beatty has secured a £12m contract to develop an onshore substation to allow the transfer of electricity from the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in North Wales to the National Grid for Dong...Read more
Blueridge Transportation Group, a consortium of developers Shikun & Binui, ACS and InfraRed Capital Partners, has secured a Public Private Partnership (PPP) toll lanes contract in Texas, US.Read more
Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the state's sovereign wealth fund, has joined forces with Canadian property manager Brookfield for construction of a $1bn development in Dubai.
Arup wins engineering services contract for Canada's St. Lawrence corridor project
Arup has won a $20.4m contract to deliver engineering consulting services and technical advice to Infrastructure Canada for construction of the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project in Canada.
DHL Express to construct $102m logistics facility in Singapore
DHL Express has unveiled plans to construct a 24-hour express hub facility in Singapore with an investment capital of S$140m ($102.3m).
McAleer & Rushe to convert O'Connell Street office into hotel
Construction firm McAleer & Rushe has signed a £10m contract with Findlater House Limited to transform the existing office Findlater House on O'Connell Street into a Holiday Inn Express hotel.
VINCI to transform France's Dufour Pavilion into visitor centre
VINCI has signed a new sponsorship agreement to transform the Dufour Pavilion at the Chateau of Versailles in France into a visitor centre.
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.