Germany-based technology company Continental is moving ahead with construction work on a new, manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, Texas that will make products for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to support assisted and automated driving.
HS2, along with design & technology SME CCD Design & Ergonomics and station designer WSP, is developing an easy “wayfinding” for people who will use the new 14-platform of HS2 station at Old Oak Common in north west London every day.
Network Rail has unveiled a new design of bridge that could transform rail crossings across the UK.
Construction has begun of a 300MW nuclear power unit with a coolant BREST-OD-300 fast reactor at the site of the Siberian Chemical Combine, which is an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom in Seversk, Russia’s Tomsk region.
Plan has been submitted to construct the Phase I of a themed leisure scheme off the Golden Mile in Blackpool, the UK.
The Canadian Government has granted $61.22m (C$74.7m) low-cost loan to fund the construction a new residential building in Calgary.
VetroSGC-2 JSC, which is within NovaWind JSC, the wind energy division of Rosatom, has secured approval for construction of Berestovskaya wind farm in Petrovskiy urban district of Stavropol Krai, Russia.
Viking Malt has laid foundation stone for its new malt production plant in Lahti, with plans to commence its operations in 2023.
Kier has been chosen to build two new blocks for The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School in Stevenage, the UK.
Bouygues has been chosen to construct a high-tech office development in Swansea city centre, the UK.
Webuild and its US. subsidiary Lane Construction have signed the final agreement with Texas Central LCC to construct high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston in the US.
Van Oord has commenced construction of around 2.4km quays and earth-retaining walls in the Princess Amalia Harbour.
Capital Development Partners has commenced construction with Phase I of Cedar Port Logistics Center, an 800,405ft2 dual rail service facility with access to the Port of Houston immediately. The first phase I completely taken by Plastic Express, a national plastic packaging, warehousing and logistics company based in Los Angeles, California with a planned occupancy by December 2021. This phase provides optionality for dual rail service through the TGS short line to BNSF Railroad (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to serve the expanding needs of import and export customers at the Port of Houston. Located just 12 miles from the Port of Houston, Cedar Port Logistics Center in the Cedar Port Industrial Park is supported by the 7,800-rail car Cedar Port Z Yard, which provides rail car storage and switching to both UP and BNSF rail roads for maximum optionality. This project is served by the expanded Grand Parkway (Highway 99), a major heavy haul freeway directly connected to the Port of Houston. Capital Development Partners CEO John Knox Porter said: "Cedar Port Logistics Center Phase I will allow our customers immediate access to the Port of Houston and two Tier 1 railroads on one site. The strategic location, rail service efficiencies and the supporting infrastructure provides our customer with a significant competitive advantage."
Anderson, the UK-based specialist residential contractor, has secured a £10m infrastructure contract for the second phase of the Great Wilsey Park development for Redrow Homes in Haverhill, Suffolk, the UK.
African power company Globeleq and its project partners, Source Energia and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) have commenced construction of the 19MWp (15MWac) Cuamba Solar PV plant and a 2MW (7MWh) energy storage system in Cuamba of Mozambique. This $32m project is expected will contribute to the government's "Energy for All" strategy, that aims to have universal energy access by 2030. Located in the Tetereane district of Cuamba city of Niassa province, the project is claimed to be the first IPP in the country to integrate a utility scale energy storage system. The project also features an upgrade to the current Cuamba substation. Power will be sold through a 25-year power purchase agreement with EDM. The project is expected to secure $19m of debt funding from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Furthermore, the project will receive $7m as grant funding from PIDG's Viability Gap Funding (VGF) grant facility and a $1m grant from CDC Plus to allow an affordable tariff and the energy storage system. Globeleq chief development officer Jonathan Hoffman said: "This project is a trailblazer for future utility-scale energy storage in Mozambique and the region. Cuamba Solar, along with all our energy projects we are working on, cements our ongoing commitment to contribute to the long-term energy security and development of the country on a low carbon pathway." Globeleq and Source Energia are also developing one of the first wind projects in Mozambique located near the town of Namaacha, 40km west of Maputo. The project will require around 100 workers during construction, several of which will be hired from the local community. Spanish firm TSK has been appointed as the project EPC contractor. Globeleq will be responsible for overseeing the construction and operations of the power facility, supported by Source Energia.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has announced that construction will commence in July on the first of two major capital projects on the Red Line.
ATP Flight School has begun construction of a new pilot training centre at Page Field (FMY) in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Finnish construction company YIT has been appointed by Janakkala municipality to construct a new €19m school and multipurpose centre in Turenki, Finland.
Global real estate investment firm Hines has announced plans to begin construction on a new timber office building in Melbourne, Australia in the third quarter of this year.
German utility RWE has commenced construction on its 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind project in the UK.