Roquette has announced plans to invest over CAD$400M ($300.7M) in the construction of a new pea-protein manufacturing facility in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.
TransCanada has received an approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build the Leach XPress and Rayne XPress projects in the US.
Australia-based AGL Energy (AGL) is set to move forward with the construction of the 200MW Silverton wind farm in western New South Wales, Australia.
Zuidplus, a joint venture of Fluor, Heijmans and Hochtief, has been preliminarily awarded the Zuidasdok project in the Netherlands.
Elegance Sonata (ESSB), a subsidiary of Gadang Land, has entered into a development rights agreement with Kwasa Development for the development of R3-1 in the Malaysia’s Kwasa Damansara Township [Kuala Lumpur pictured].
Construction on the 800MW phase three of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai is set to start at the end of January, it was announced at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2017.
Aberdeen FC Community Trust and Aberdeen Football Club have submitted plans for a football and community sports hub in the north-east of Scotland, UK.
The Construction & Infrastructure division of Morgan Sindall Group has been selected by Liverpool City Council to execute two projects as part of the local authority’s Paddington Village project, a proposed £1bn expansion to Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.
Youssef Ouchagour, construction industry analyst at Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center, looks at the current state of the healthcare construction market and presents five of the largest healthcare projects currently under construction in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.Building adequate and effective healthcare facilities has become an urgent priority in the GCC region as the pressure continues to grow on the existing healthcare infrastructure due to a number of regional factors, including rapid population growth, higher life expectancy, a higher per capita income and a rise in lifestyle related diseases. GCC healthcare construction market outlookAccording to Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) project database, there are 119 active healthcare projects in the GCC countries with a combined value of $46bn. As expected, the majority of these projects are located in Saudi Arabia, the country with the largest population in the GCC, followed in order by the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain. 40% of active projects in the GCC region, with a combined value of $21bn) are under execution, with the remaining 60% of projects at various pre-execution stages, with a combined value of $25bn. This shows that there is a wealth of future opportunities within the healthcare sector for the GCC construction industry.The expected growth of the Healthcare Sector in the GCC region over the next few years will be mainly driven by the GCC governments’ efforts to strengthen and modernise their healthcare system — 68% of the active Healthcare projects in GCC countries are publicly funded projects; these have a combined value of $39bn. Privately funded projects represent 25% of the total number of active healthcare projects in the region and have a combined value of $4.5bn. The total investment in healthcare projects through public/private partnership is around $2.2bn. The number of projects funded by the private sector is set to grow over the next few years due to the high demand for high quality healthcare facilities and services and the rise of the medical tourism trend in the region. The same is expected for projects funded through public/private partnerships as the GCC governments are looking for alternative ways to fund healthcare projects due to budget restraints.
Lebuhraya DUKE Fasa 2A (LDF2A), a subsidiary of Malaysian construction firm Ekovest, has received approval in principle from the government for the privatisation of the MYR6.32bn ($1.4bn) Kampung Baru Link, Istana Link and Kapar Link expressway.
Spanish energy group Elecnor has been awarded a $117.2M contract by Santiago Solar to build a solar PV plant in Chile.
OHL Industrial has won a €224.6M contract from Ecocementos for the construction of a cement plant in Colombia.
US-based construction company Tutor Perini has received a notice of intent from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Westside Purple Line Extension Section 2 Project.
Developer J2 Global has received planning permission from Luton Borough Council to transform the former Vauxhall car plant site in Luton into a £300M mixed-use development.
UK-based Wates Residential has been selected to construct the first phase of the Abbey Area Redevelopment project in Camden, London.
Construction work has started on Sound Transit’s Northgate light rail station, one of three stations set to open in 2021 with the completion of the Northgate Link Extension.Sound Transit has awarded the $174M contract to Absher Construction Company in August 2016. The scope of the work includes the construction of an elevated station at Northgate, a guideway and a parking garage with 450 stalls for transit users.It will also involve the construction of a transit island, located below the south end of the station platform between Northeast 100th and Northeast 103rd Streets, for convenient light rail and bus connections.According to Sound Transit, trains traveling in the 5.6km twin tunnels north to and from the University of Washington station at Husky Stadium will stop at underground stations in the U District and Roosevelt neighborhoods, exit the tunnels at First Avenue Northeast and Northeast 95th and transition to a 1.3km elevated guideway to reach the new station.Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff [speaker in the photo] said: "Within a few years this station will enable many thousands more riders each day to take advantage of fast and reliable travel through some of the most congestion-choked areas of our region."The $1.9bn Northgate Link project extends light rail 6.9km north from the University of Washington to a station next to the King County Northgate Transit Center.
Indian construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been selected as the principal contractor for a project to redevelop the Sardar Patel Stadium in Gujarat, India.
Carillion has commenced construction on a build-to-rent project, known as Angel Gardens, in Manchester’s NOMA district in the UK.
Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a €480M contract from the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) for the development of the port of Duqm in Oman.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has broken ground on Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) second phase of the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar system in Charlotte, North Carolina.