Today on World Construction Network
The Shikun & Binui Group, together with an international infrastructure group, has secured a $750m contract to build a large scale infrastructure project in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, Israel.Read more
Bouygues UK has secured a contract from Manhattan Loft Corporation to construct a landmark tower in Stratford, East London representing a gross development value (GDV) of £250m.Read more
Swiss-based Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, has joined forces with its development partner is Marick Real Estate to develop the £200m City of London office building.Read more
New York hotel group Masterworks Development Corporation, owner of the Club Quarters hotel brand, has submitted planning application to Hackney council to build a mixed-use office and hotel tower in London.
Ontario plans to invest $800m in Hamilton LRT
The Canadian province of Ontario has committed to provide up to C$1bn ($800.8m) to build a new light rail transit (LRT) line in Hamilton, Canada.
Plans approved for SL Green's 63-storey office tower in New York
New York City Council has approved plans for One Vanderbilt office tower to be developed by SL Green Realty, a New York-based commercial property owner.
DPR begins construction on new $60m children's hospital in California
US-based DPR Construction (DPR) has broken ground on the site of a new $60m Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center in Pasadena, California.
APS completes work on $200m power transmission line in US
Arizona Public Service (APS), the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital, has completed work on a $200m power transmission line that connects Phoenix and Yuma in the US.
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 120-suit six-star hotel, a spa, casinos, a crystal museum, commercial centers, convention centers, a yacht club, a show and event area, the headquarters of Cavalia, a 500-room hotel, Formula 1 and Formula E tracks, residential units, and a golf course.
GDF Suez/Santos – Bonaparte Offshore LNG Plant, Timor Sea, Australia
The project involves the construction of a floating liquefaction plant (FPSO) with a capacity of 2.4 million tonnes of LNG per year.
DoE/Rosatom – Nuclear Power Plant I 3200 MW, South Africa
The project involves the construction of a 3,200MW nuclear power plant.
SAIL – Bandar Abbas Steel Manufacturing Facility, Iran
The project involves the construction of a steel manufacturing plant with a production capacity of 2MTPA on 500ha of land. It includes the construction of processing units, production units, warehouses, distribution units and related infrastructure, and the installation of machinery.
Moura – Cabo de Santo Agostinho Convida Suape Multipurpose Complex, Pernambuco, Brazil
The project involves the construction of 25,000 housing units, hotels, a sports center, cinema theaters, a cultural center, art galleries, a university campus and other related infrastructures.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.