Strabag has won a contract worth €108m to build a 16.7km long section of the A1 motorway in Poland.
The Fehmarn Belt Contractors consortium has won tunnel dredging and reclamation contract for the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link tunnel project.
Manchester City Council has given the green light to a £1bn transformation programme for Manchester Airport.
Swedish construction firm Peab has secured a contract worth about SEK1.02bn ($119m) to carry out a reconstruction of the European route E45 in central Gothenburg, Sweden.
Engineering solutions provider Costain has secured an early contractor involvement (ECI) contract from Lancashire County Council for the Preston Western Distributor and associated link roads, in the UK.
A consortium led by Ferrovial subsidiary Cintra has won a contract valued at €1.01bn from the Slovakia Ministry of Transport to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the beltway around Bratislava, Slovakia.
Strabag, through its Polish subsidiaries, has secured two road construction contracts worth PLN484m (about $120m) from Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA).
Vinci has won a contract to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the 24km western Strasbourg bypass in France.
French company Bolloré Group has secured a contract from the authorities of East Timor to design, construct and operate the deepwater port at Dili.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a €230m loan to Finnish airport operator Finavia for the expansion of Helsinki Airport in Finland.
Work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass project in the UK is expected to start in 2016 after the project secured the approval from the Secretary of State.
MV Cargo has signed a share purchase agreement with Cargill to build a grain terminal worth about $100m in Yuzhni, Ukraine.
Involving tunnelling through 33km of mountain, the Koralm railway tunnel is set to become the longest entirely within Austrian territory.
There’s no doubt that for the idea of the Northern Powerhouse to become a reality we need better infrastructure in the North, and we need it fast. But how do we build the schools, houses, hospitals, rail stations and other buildings we need across the region quicker and cheaper, without sacrificing quality? John Edwards at Atkins Group looks at solutions.
One critically important, but perhaps under discussed, area of the Northern Powerhouse is energy. In particular, where will it be generated, what technologies will be used now and in the future and how will it be decarbonised? And most importantly, how will it be distributed effectively and efficiently across the Northern Powerhouse. Paul Yates at Atkins Group discusses.
Highways England has completed a £100m ‘smart’ upgrade along a stretch on the M6 motorway in the Midlands, UK.
Ardmore has secured an £80m ($115.3m) contract from Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Developments for phase one of Project Light at Canada Water in Southwark, UK.
When the Highways Agency announced its Collaborative Delivery Framework in November 2014, it emphasised collaboration among all partners as the key ingredient in the successful delivery of the £24 billion investment to transform England’s major road networks up to 2021. Simon Ellison, Highways Sector Director at Costain, outlines his views.