Water Management Week on WCN: England and Wales at risk of droughts

12 Dec 2016 | Europe

There is a significant risk of severe drought in England and Wales with the potential to disrupt the public water supply sector, according to a Water UK report.

Contract awarded for Australian water treatment plant

30 Nov 2016 | Oceania

An equal stake joint venture (JV) of CPB Contractors and UGL Limited has secured a design and build contract to increase the capacity of the Western Treatment Plant in Melbourne, Australia. [Image courtesy of Melbourne Water]

Plans approved for £300M UK water pipeline project

18 Nov 2016 | Europe

UK-based United Utilities Group has received final planning consent from Allerdale Council for the construction of a £300M water pipeline project in West Cumbria, UK.

Work on world's tallest dam underway

9 Nov 2016 | Asia

The president of Tajikistan has inaugurated the start of construction at what will be the tallest dam in the world, located at Rogun in the Central Asian country.

Leeds £72M sludge treatment facility to go ahead

13 Sep 2016 | Europe

Yorkshire Water has received planning approval from Leeds City Council for the construction of a new £72M sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion facility in Leeds, UK.The contract has been awarded to Black & Veatch with the civil engineering element being delivered by Clugston Construc ...

Contract signed for $490M Mexican desalination plant

30 Aug 2016 | North America

Aguas de Rosarito (AdR), the special purpose project company owned by NuWater and N.S.C. Agua, has signed a public-private partnership contract with the state of Baja California, Mexico, for the design, construction, financing, and operation of a seawater desalination plant.The $490M desalin ...

CH2M/Parsons JV selected for DC Water’s $1.3bn infrastructure programme

26 Aug 2016 | North America

A CH2M and Parsons joint venture has won a contract from the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) for its $1.3bn capital improvement programme (CIP).The improvement programme aims at repairing and replacing most of the underground water and wastewater infrastructure in W ...

Turner & Townsend selected for £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project

11 Aug 2016 | Europe

UK-based construction and project management consultancy Turner & Townsend has been chosen to provide commercial support services for the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel in London.Under the contract, the company will provide project and programme management resources for the super-sewer pro ...

L&T’s construction unit wins contracts worth $175M

3 Aug 2016 | Asia

Larsen and Toubro’s construction unit has secured contracts worth INR11.67bn ($175M) across various business segments.The water and effluent treatment business won engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) orders worth INR8.43bn ($126M).The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) awarded ...

Granite subsidiary wins $279m Connecticut tunnel contract

27 Jul 2016 | North America

A joint venture between Kenny Construction and Obayashi has secured a $279m contract to build the South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel (SHCST) in Hartford, Connecticut.


Safety of innovative vehicles in tunnels

27 Feb 2017

Fathi Tarada, director of Mosen, looks at the challenges facing tunnels with the onset of autonomous and other smart vehicles.

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