Today on World Construction Network
A consortium led by Hochtief has secured a contract worth €1.3bn to upgrade two terminals at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Read more
UK-based construction firm Galliford Try has inked development agreement with the Greater London Authority to obtain planning and build the £380m Silvertown Way development in Canning Town, East...Read more
Nakheel, a real estate developer in Dubai, has awarded a contract worth AED387m ($105.3m) to Van Oord to deliver 23.5km of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands in Dubai, UAE.Read more
Skanska has won a $61m contract to expand the existing Orange Regional Medical Center healthcare facility in Middletown, New York.
CB&I wins $115m EPC contract for storage facility in Texas
Engineering services firm CB&I has secured a contract worth about $115m from Ingleside Ethylene to provide EPC services for an ethylene storage facility in Markham, Texas.
Mitsubishi Electric to construct new $87m plant in Thailand
Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products (Thailand), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric, is set to construct a new facility in Chonburi Province, Thailand, which will entail an investment of JPY10bn (about $87m).
Kyocera to build new manufacturing facility in China
Kyocera, a Japan-based electronics and ceramics manufacturer, is set to build a new manufacturing plant in Jiangxi Province, China.
Hochtief consortium wins €1.3bn Riyadh airport expansion contract
A consortium led by Hochtief has secured a contract worth €1.3bn to upgrade two terminals at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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 research units, laboratories, a computing hub, a testing unit, administrative and parking facilities, and the installation of equipment.
CCP – ZAC Bercy Charenton Mixed-Use Development, Paris, France
The project involves the construction of a mixed-use complex on a 690,000m2 surface area.
MMEC – Kribi Oil Refinery, Cameroon
The project involves the construction of an oil production facility on 500ha area that will produce 200,000bpd of refined fuel which will be later ramped up to 350,000bpd.
Al-Bader – Coal to Liquid Fuels Transformation Plant, Mozambique, Africa
The project involves the construction of a processing plant, a coal burning unit, fuel storage units, warehouses and administrative buildings, the installation of machinery, and the laying of pipelines for fuel.
GoV – Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Development, Victoria, Australia
The project involves the construction of mixed-use development on 250ha land features 5,000 apartments.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.