Today on World Construction Network
Thailand-based property developer Grand Canal Land Public Company (G Land) has launched the 'The Super Tower' project in Bangkok, Thailand which will serve as ASEAN's new economic hub.Read more
Kier Construction has been appointed by hub South West Scotland for two secondary school construction projects with a combined worth of £57m in South Ayrshire, Scotland- one in Troon and one in...Read more
Enel Green Power has commenced work on the construction of a new photovoltaic plant worth about $32m in Chile, named Lalackama II.Read more
ISG has secured a £7m contract from investment management firm BlackRock for construction of a new student housing project in Plymouth, UK.
Ferrovial subsidiary wins road contract in Poland
Budimex, a subsidiary of Ferrovial Agroman, has secured a contract from the Polish Roads Authority to construct a segment of Expressway S7 in Poland.
Ecoplexus starts work on three solar PV projects in North Carolina
Ecoplexus has secured financing and started construction work on three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in North Carolina with a combined worth of nearly $40m.
Boskalis consortium wins $1.5bn Suez Canal expansion contract
The Suez Canal Authorities has awarded a $1.5bn contract to a consortium of Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis), Van Oord, NMDC (Abu Dhabi) and Jan de Nul (Belgium) for expansion of the Suez Canal.
Abengoa opens 2G cellulosic ethanol plant in US
Abengoa has opened its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, US.
Cranes and hoists are playing a large role at a number of dams and hydro projects worldwide. Carrieann Stocks looks at a series of projects around the world.
Something for everyone
The Imal-Pal Group is a versatile supplier of components and engineering for the complete panel line, with an extensive reference list in a growing number of applications, from panels to pallets; and pellets. Mike Botting visited Imal’s Modena headquarters.
A better show
This year’s Xylexpo exhibition in Milan saw the return of some important exhibitors, which may just have brought the whole show back from the brink, reports Mike Botting, who attended Fiera Milano-Rho in May.
Rigid and flexible, light and heavy
This summer, TII’s Scheuerle division invited press and clients to the handover of its biggest ever bridge girder, the STB 550, to the UK’s Collett Transport. Will North spoke to TII Sales president Bernd Schwengsbier about the company’s record of innovation.David Collett explains why his company chose the STB550, and we look at it’s first job.
The impact factor
Goldhofer’s Innovation Days customer event this year gave the company a chance to show off new products, including a new 60t SPMT, a transporter with an expanding wheel base, a new axle system for its semi-trailers, and the firth of its Faktor 5 bridge girders. Will North reports from the event.
The project involves the construction of a methanol facility with a production of capacity of 1.8MMTPA on 156.6ha of land.
Moray – Tornagrain Mixed-Use Development, Scotland, UK
The project involves the construction of a mixed-use estate on a 259ha area which will be developed in seven phases.
GVK Hancock – Alpha Coal Facility, Queensland, Australia
The project involves the development of a 32 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) open-cut thermal coal mine, with the potential for future development of significant underground reserves.
GEC – Gas-fired Power Plant 1500 MW, Anambra, Nigeria
The project involves the construction of a 1,500MW gas-based power generation facility in the state of Anambra, Nigeria.
CCL – Corpus Christi Liquefaction Export Terminal: Stage I – Texas, US
The project involves the construction of two LNG trains, two tanks, one complete berth and a second partial berth.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.