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The Qinghai Solar-Thermal Power Group has started construction on China’s largest solar power tower plant in Qinghai province.Read more
Developers SAXA and Caliber Companies have broken ground on the new Bahia 101 Class-A Building in Scottsdale Airpark, Arizona.Read more
Vinci subsidiary Hubbard Construction has clinched four deals in Florida, US having a combined worth of about $200m.
Viridor breaks ground on £177m energy recovery facility in Scotland
UK waste specialist Viridor has broken ground on its £177m ($274.4m) energy recovery facility in East Lothian, Scotland.
DDA Development breaks ground on new condominium tower in Florida
DDA Development has broken ground on the new condominium tower in downtown St. Petersburg’s Arts & Innovation District in Florida.
Graham Construction bags £13.5m Chester bus interchange contract
Graham Construction has won a £13.5m ($21.03m) contract to build Chester’s new bus interchange at Gorse Stacks, UK.
ISG begins work on £11.5m luxury private members’ club project
ISG has started work on an £11.5m ($17.9m) project for construction of a luxury private members’ club in two historic buildings in Devonshire Square in the City of London.
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 still manufacturing facility with a production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum.
MoIT – Frasso Telesino to Vitulano Rail Line Upgrade, Italy
The project involves the doubling of a 30km high-speed railway line.
FB – Zee Town Mixed-Use Development, California, US
The project involves the construction of a mixed-use community on 81ha of land.
BIIB – Luterbach Drugs Manufacturing Plant, Solothurn, Switzerland
The project involves the construction of production facilities, laboratories, office facilities, utility buildings, a warehouse and parking facilities, and the installation of machinery.
WEL – Browse Floating LNG Development, Western Australia
The project involves the development of 14.9Tcf of gas and 441.2 million barrels of condensate, held in the offshore Torosa, Calliance and Brecknock fields.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.