Today on World Construction Network
A Skanska-led consortium has won a contract from Network Rail for £400m programme of works to upgrade Waterloo International Terminal in London.Read more
Spanish renewable energy firm Abengoa has broken ground on the new Atacama I solar complex in Antofagasta region in Chile.Read more
Bouygues is set to start work on the second phase of the Hallsville Quarter project in the Canning Town district of Newham, East London.
Galliford Try wins housing contracts worth £72m
Galliford Try has scooped four new contracts in the extra care and affordable housing sectors, having a combined value of £72m.
Van Oord-Boskalis JV wins €350m artificial island contract in Indonesia
A joint venture of Van Oord and Boskalis has secured a contract worth €350m from PT Muara Wisesa Samudra to design and build an artificial island off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Wates Construction completes £30m Aerospace Research Centre in UK
Wates Construction and international property and construction consultancy Gleeds have completed a £30m Aerospace Research Centre for the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UK.
Greystar, Ivanhoé Cambridge break ground on mixed-use project in California
Greystar and Ivanhoé Cambridge have broken ground on a new mixed-use development in San Francisco, California, US.
The interlinked issues of training, health and safety are integral to efficient, safe working processes and practices. Manufacturers, suppliers and crane builders are constantly facing the challenge of ensuring that their working environments meet stringent, changing regulations.
Moving with the times
Ensuring the safe and efficient movement of a retractable roof on the largest free-spanning dome stadium in the world is no small feat. Hoist looks at how the expertise of material handling specialists MHE-Demag and automation firm ABB ensured this project became a reality.
Hydro projects get a lift
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.
The project involves development of an offshore oil and gas field with an initial production capacity of 75,000 barrels of crude oil per day (BPD) and 100,000 million cubic feet of gas per day.
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.
SAIL – Bandar Abbas Steel Manufacturing Facility, Iran
The project involves the construction of a steel manufacturing plant with a production capacity of 2MTPA on 500ha of land.
DAIPL – Houston Air-Conditioner Factory, Texas, US
The project involves the construction of an AC manufacturing plant with a gross floor area of 350,000m2.
Adani – Carmichael Coal Mine Development, Queensland, Australia
The project involves the development of a coal mine to produce 60 million tonnes a year of thermal coal used in power stations.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.