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LA Metro awards contract for Purple Line 1st phase in US
25 July, 2014 Metro has awarded a $1.6bn contract to a joint venture of three construction firms, Skanska, Traylor Bros. and J.F. Shea or STS to begin construction of first phase of the of Purple Line Toward Westside.
  • B&W Vølund signs deal to build Biomass power plant in Denmark
    Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W PGG), has secured a contract for more than $80m to build biomass boiler system for the Skærbækværket power plant near Fredericia, Denmark.


Grasping the opportunity
23 July, 2014 The US has committed to significant investment into its network of ports in a bid to increase capacity, improve business and create growth. We look at some of the latest developments in this ever-changing field.
  • Competing on the global stage
    At this year’s ConExpo, Will North spoke to senior staff of crane manufacturers around the world, about the market for their products, and their strategy for the coming year. From Terex, Manitowoc and Link-Belt in the US, via Liebherr in Europe, to Zoomlion in China and Tadano in Japan, all our looking to increase the global spread of their sales, and often production, as individual regional markets remain unreliable.
  • Under the Sennebogen pyramid
    The German crane manufacturer Sennebogen has over 60 years worth of experience in the industry. Recently, it opened a new training facility in Staubing, Germany. Zak Garner-Purkis went to the launch of the new company’s new centre to hear about Sennebogen’s plans for the future.
  • Challenge and opportunity
    Asia has proved to be a tough market for US manufacturers in recent years, but a closer look at some of key factors influencing business across this vast region indicates that business could soon be on the up.


Borsodchem – Kazincbarcika Hydrochloric Acid Condensation Plant – Northern Hungary
25 July, 2014 Ministry of Petroleum Egypt (MoPE) is planning to construct bio-ethanol plant in the UAE. The project involves the construction of a bio-ethanol plant with a processing capacity of 100,000 tons of molasses per year.