Highways England, a government agency responsible for motorways and major trunk roads in England, has unveiled plans to widen a 15-mile section of the road between Chelmsford and Marks Tey in the UK.
ILF Consulting Engineers has been awarded a contract by Keyera for the mainline Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and detailed engineering for the C$1.3bn ($991.5m) Key Access Pipeline System (KAPS) project in Canada.KAPS, a natural gas liquids (NGL) and condensate pipeline system, will connect the liquids-rich Montney and Duvernay production areas of northwestern Alberta to the fractionation and condensate hubs in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.Backed by long-term contracts with significant take-or-pay commitments, the pipeline system provides additional and alternative transportation solutions to deliver growing Montney and Duvernay production in northwestern Alberta to Fort Saskatchewan market.The project is being developed by Keyera in 50-50 partnership with SemCAMS Midstream, which is owned jointly by SemGroup and KKR.Keyera plans to commence initial construction on KAPS from northwest of Grande Prairie and connect to Keyera’s Fort Saskatchewan Fractionation and Storage Facility (KFS).The pipeline, which will replace SemCAMS Midstream’s previously announced Montney to Market (M2M) pipeline, will comprise a 16-inch condensate pipeline and a 12-inch NGL mix pipeline, and associated pumping stations, including provisions for future expansion. Construction on the project is planned to commence in the second half of 2020, with completion scheduled in the first half of 2022. The pipelines will be connected to third-party facilities as well as Keyera and SemCAMS Midstream-owned facilities.By 2022, Keyera and SemCAMS will have nine operational gas plants in northwestern Alberta with access to approximately 2.25 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 130,000 barrels per day of condensate handling facilities.Recently, Keyera chief commercial officer and senior vice president Dean Setoguchi said: “We’re pleased to move this project forward as it creates a competitive alternative for producers in the area and sets Keyera up with a strong foundation for future opportunities.“KAPS improves the integration of our value chain, allowing us to attract additional volumes to our downstream infrastructure that includes liquids transportation, condensate services, NGL fractionation, storage and terminalling and marketing.”
WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables and Aker Solutions have formed a consortium to develop a 500MW floating wind farm off the coast of Ulsan Metropolitan City in South Korea.
Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership (Mobilinx) has been awarded a contract worth C$4.6bn ($3.5bn) by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in the Toronto region.
Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK1.1bn ($114m) from Region Västra Götaland for the construction of Högsbo specialist hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.
UK-based Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has received approval from Manchester City Council’s planning committee for the regeneration of 20-36 High Street.
Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America, an American organisation of golf professionals, has broken ground on new headquarters in Frisco, Texas.
HEC Montréal has broken ground on a $235.2m building in the downtown business district in Quebec, Canada.
Houston Airport System has broken ground on the new $1.2bn Mickey Leland International Terminal (MLIT) at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas, US.
The University of California, Irvine (UCI), and real estate investment trust company American Campus Communities have opened Plaza Verde, a student community, in the US.
Bessac, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, has secured a contract to build new pipelines for the Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant near Vancouver, Canada.
HB Reavis has secured approval from Lambeth Council’s planning applications committee for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House site in Waterloo.
Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado, US, has selected a new lead design firm and general contractor for the Great Hall Renovation project, which is estimated to cost $770m.
US-based real estate developer BPM Real Estate Group has selected Howard S Wright, a subsidiary of British infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, to construct the 1.1m ft² Block 216 mixed-use development in Portland, Oregon, US.
US-based sustainable aluminium packaging solutions supplier Ball has announced the construction of a $200m aluminium cups manufacturing facility in Rome.
Bouygues UK and property development company Linkcity have broken ground on 168 new homes in Luton Street as part of Church Street Regeneration programme in the UK.
US-based company Clune has completed the construction of DataGryd’s MegaSuite 6 facility in New York City.
Dutch chemicals company LyondellBasell has unveiled plans to build a new small-scale molecular recycling facility in Ferrara, Italy.The pilot facility will be equipped to convert post-consumer plastic waste into new plastics, helping to combat the global plastic waste.In collaboration with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), LyondellBasell has developed a molecular recycling technology, MoReTec, which uses a catalyst to break down plastic waste into molecules more quickly and efficiently than traditional chemical recycling technologies.The technology aims to convert difficult-to-recycle plastic waste such as multi-layer films into their molecular state for use as feedstock to produce new plastic for various applications, including food contact and healthcare items.LyondellBasell research and development, technology and sustainability senior vice president Jim Seward said: “We have advanced our chemical recycling capabilities over the last 15 months, and through research and testing we are studying a number of LyondellBasell proprietary catalyst options.“In addition to continuing the development of our catalyst options, our investment in a small-scale pilot facility will help us to advance MoReTec technology towards commercial scale in our quest to achieving a true circular economy.”LyondellBasell said that the new facility will complement the company’s existing mechanical recycling activities.Besides constructing the pilot facility at Ferrara, LyondellBasell plans to focus on the interaction of various waste types on the molecular recycling process, catalyst selection, and process conditions in the coming months.In August 2018, LyondellBasell broke ground on the largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the US.The $2.4bn plant will produce one billion pounds (470,000 tonnes) of PO and 2.2 billion pounds (one million tonnes) of TBA annually. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2021.The project will create more than 2,200 jobs at the peak of construction and 160 permanent positions.While PO is used to make bedding, furniture, carpeting, coatings, building materials and adhesives, TBA will be converted to two ether-based oxyfuels – methyl tertiary butyl ether and ethyl tertiary butyl ether.
UK-based private utility company Southern Water has extended the contract terms with the joint venture of British construction firm Costain and MWH Treatment for AMP7 investment programme by another five years.
A joint venture between Lennar Corporation, Shea Homes and Woodside Homes has broken ground on Sunstone, a new community in northwest Las Vegas, US.