Today on World Construction Network
Newham Council has given the go-ahead to the £3.5bn Silvertown Quay project neighbouring the Royal Docks.Read more
A joint venture of Galliford Try’s infrastructure business, MWH Treatment and Black & Veatch, has been selected as the preferred bidder by Scottish Water for its non-infrastructure Quality and...Read more
Kier has secured a £170m contract from The Greenland Group to deliver the first phase of the latter’s flagship regeneration scheme in Wandsworth in London, The Ram Quarter.Read more
NCC has secured a contract worth SEK270m ($31.2m) to refurbish and expand the Harju Campus in Finland on behalf of the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium.
Daelim JV wins £1.2bn Singapore port contract
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed an agreement with Dredging International Asia Pacific-Daelim joint venture worth SGD2.42bn (£1.2bn) for the Tuas Terminal Phase 1 project.
LINC begins construction work on affordable housing project in California
LINC Housing has commenced construction work on its Mosaic Gardens at Monterey Park, a scattered-site affordable housing rental development in California.
Skanska signs $40.6m contract to build commercial property in Norway
Skanska has signed a contract valued at NOK316m ($40.6m) with Harald Kværner Eiendom to construct a commercial property and a parking garage in Norway.
Muse submits plans for £135m Lambeth regeneration project
Muse Developments has submitted planning applications for £135m Brixton town centre redevelopment called 'Your New Town Hall'.
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.
After the recession stalled some projects even before construction had begun, there is now cautious optimism and growth again in the Middle East. Daniel Searle visited some of the key players in the UAE.
The project involves the construction of a 250MW coal-fired power plant.
DCAA/DWC/DAEP – Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, UAE
The project involves the construction of an international airport with a capacity to handle 160 million passengers and more than 12 million tonnes of cargo per annum.
APC – Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant 4800 MW, Mersin, Turkey
The project involves the construction of a 4,800MW nuclear power plant comprising four units of 1,200MW each.
AAPL – Athenry Data Center Development, Connacht, Ireland
The project involves the construction of a 166,000m2 data center.
AMMROC – Al Ain Advanced Military Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The project involves the construction of a facility to provide military aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the UAE Armed Forces and other military operators.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.