Ineos Styrolution, a German styrenics supplier, has announced its plans to build a new ABS plant in China with a planned annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes.
Swiss electrical equipment manufacturer ABB has broken ground on its new manufacturing and research facility in Kangqiao near Shanghai, China.
Motherson Sumi Systems (MSSL), an Indian company that manufactures automotive wiring harnesses, has broken ground on a production facility at Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) Al Hamra Industrial Zone in the UAE.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has decided to establish a new factory within its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works to manufacture aero engine parts in Nagasaki, Japan.
Swiss chocolate-maker Barry Callebaut has broken ground on its new chocolate and compound manufacturing facility in Baramati, about 250km south-east of Mumbai, India.
GE Renewable Energy has announced plans for a new offshore wind factory as well as an operation and development centre in Guangdong province, China, to meet the growing demand for global offshore wind energy.
Chinese modular building provider CIMC Modular Building Systems (CIMC MBS) has commenced construction of Hong Kong’s first modular building project for permanent use.
Japanese multinational ceramics and electronics manufacturer Kyocera has commenced construction on new facility in Shiga, Japan to produce automated equipment for “smart factory”.
Chinese tyre maker Prinx Chengshan has broken ground on a $300m manufacturing facility at Eastern Seaboard Industrial Zone WHA EISE 3 (Chonburi) in Thailand.
Construction on the $6.8bn Metro Manila Subway in the Philippines will commence on 27 February 2019 and as part of the preparatory work, officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), led by Secretary Arthur Tugade, inspected the tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) in Japan.
Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has announced that it will invest $150m to build the most advanced, automated and flexible robotics factory in Shanghai, China.
Dutch energy storage and battery company Lithium Werks and Chinese Zhejiang Jiashan Economic and Technological Development Zone Industry have signed an agreement to construct a €1.6bn, 60-hectare battery gigafactory in the Yangtze river delta, China.
Gammon Construction, a 50:50 Far East joint venture of British infrastructure group Balfour Beatty and Asian conglomerate Jardine Matheson, has won the £249m ‘Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Tunnel Buildings, Electrical and Mechanical Works’ contract from the Hong Kong Highways Department.
The BMW Group has taken up an expansion of the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture battery factory in China.
Dragages Singapore, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has been chosen by CEL Unique Development (CELU) to build the Woodleigh Lane Residences project in the heart of District 13 in central Singapore.
The Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) has broken ground on the second phase of the deep tunnel sewerage system (DTSS) to transport used water, freeing up land above for redevelopment. The second phase, which will measure 100km in length, will entail an investment of SGD6.5bn ($4.8bn).
Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is set to construct a new battery production facility in Beijing, China.
G-Tech Optoelectronics (GTOC), a subsidiary of the Foxconn Technology Group, has teamed up with Kinestral Technologies to renovate its existing touch panel manufacturing facility in Taiwan in order to support the production of responsive smart-tinting glass Halio.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has broken ground on a $485M project to expand its tyre factory in Pulandian, China.The project will boost the plant’s annual capacity by about 5M tyres. Goodyear chairman, CEO and president Richard Kramer said: “This investment in our Pulandian factory speaks to our long-term strategy of pursuing sustainable growth in the Asia Pacific region and increasing Goodyear’s presence in high-value segments of the global tyre market that are growing at rates above the total industry where we can capture the value of our brand.”Work is expected to be complete by 2020.
A Hyundai Engineering-led consortium has secured a $5bn construction deal in Nakhodka, Russia.The consortium, which includes Hyundai Engineerng & Construction (E&C) and Japan’s Toyo Engineering, signed the deal with the Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizers Factory to build fertilizer plants in Kozmino, a port located near the city of Nakhodka.The consortium will be responsible for the construction of two ammonia production plants with a combined daily capacity of 6,600t, two urea plants with a combined daily capacity of 6,000t and one methanol plant with a daily capacity of 3,000t, according to Korea Times.The factories are expected to be complete within 62 months.