The UK’s state-of-the-art high-speed railway HS2 has begun work on what will be the UK’s longest railway bridge.
Canada’s innovative manufacturer of all-electric trucks and buses, Lion Electric has announced the upcoming construction of its battery manufacturing plant and innovation centre in the province of Quebec.
Femern Link Contractors JV has started work on a 18km-long combined road and rail tunnel, connecting Denmark and Germany.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has awarded a $34m contract to JSM Construction Group for the completion of civil works at Hume station on the Downtown Line.
German construction equipment manufacturer Herrenknecht has secured a contract to supply the first two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for London’s HS2 tunnels.
A consortium of PORR UK and Aggregate Industries UK has secured a £260m contract from HS2 (High Speed 2) to design and manufacture the modular track system for the UK’s new high-speed railway.
Femern Link Contractors joint venture has received notice to proceed from the Danish Government for the construction of what it claims to be the world’s longest immersed road and rail tunnel, the Fehmarnbelt link between Denmark and Germany.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a €259m ($286.9m) loan to improve transport infrastructure in Belarus.
UK-based construction firm Mace has been selected by Siemens Mobility to support the development of a new £200m rail manufacturing facility in Goole, Yorkshire of England.
Danish planning company Femern has begun negotiations with the contractor consortia, which will construct the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link tunnel project, about the launching of major construction activities in the harbor town of Rødbyhavn on the south coast of Lolland on the Danish side.
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.
European construction group Strabag, through its Polish subsidiary Strabag Sp, has won a €133m, design-and-build contract for a 17km section of the A1 motorway in Poland.
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 Femern Link Contractors joint venture has won three conditional contracts for the Femernbelt transport link between Denmark and Germany.The contracts from the Danish government, which have a total value of €3.4bn, include the design and build of what is set to be the world’s longest immersed road and rail tunnel.One of the contracts covers the building of the portal structures, toll buildings, bridges and ramps, while the other two cover the construction of the immersed tunnel and the factory that will manufacture the precast tunnel elements.The tunnel will be 18km long and will connect Denmark’s Lolland Falster region with Germany’s Schleswig Holstein region, shortening the journey between both countries from one hour by ferry or a 160km detour by car to just ten minutes by car or seven minutes by train.The joint venture, which includes VINCI Construction Grands Projects, Per Aarsleff, Royal Bam Group, Solétanche-Bachy International, CFE and Max Bögl Stiftung & Co, is expected to start construction work in January 2018, subject to permits from the German Government.The link will take approximately eight and a half years to complete.
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.