NCC has secured a contract to upgrade the Käppalaverket wastewater treatment plant at Lidingö, outside of Stockholm, Sweden.
Intel is close to signing an initial $5bn deal with Italy to construct an advanced semiconductor packaging and assembly plant in the country, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the discussions.
NCC has secured a contract from Kristianstad Municipality in Sweden to build a new pumping station for storm and soil water from the central, low-lying parts of the municipality.
ISG’s Britishvolt scheme has achieved a major milestone, with the first 1,500t load of aggregate arriving at the Port of Blyth in Northumberland to commence the main ground works phase of the £2.6bn gigafactory development.
STMicroelectronics (ST) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with GlobalFoundries (GF) to build a new, jointly-operated 300mm semiconductor production facility in Crolles, France.
CityFibre, a UK-based digital infrastructure provider, has awarded construction contracts worth £1.5bn for full-fibre rollouts across 27 towns and cities, addressing nearly three million premises.
Construction technology business Converge in partnership with BAM Nuttal has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system for predicting concrete strength.
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to provide SEK1bn (£84m) in financing to Swedish forest company Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA to expand its production capability at its softwood kraft pulp mill in Sweden.
British infrastructure support service provider Amey has been selected by telecommunications service provider CityFibre to extend its 150km network in Edinburgh to homes and businesses across the city.
Spanish engineering and technology group Sener has secured five contracts for the development phase of a space station in lunar orbit, which is set to become the next international space station and scheduled to be built in the 2020s as part of the Gateway Project.
Interxion Holding, a provider of carrier and cloud-neutral co-location data centre services, is set to build new data centres in Frankfurt (FRA15) and Marseille (MRS3).
J.C. Bamford Excavators, known as JCB, is set to build a new plant in Staffordshire, UK that will entail an investment of more than £50m.
Bosch Group has laid the foundation stone for a €1bn wafer fab facility in Saxony state capital of Dresden, Germany.
Metafrax has broken ground on a RUB58bn ($1bn) chemical plant for producing ammonia, carbamide and melamine in Gubakha, Perm Territory, Russia.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has unveiled plans to build a new tyre factory in Luxembourg to meet the demand for premium tyres.
Public Health England (PHE) has filed a planning application with Harlow District Council for the construction of a £400m laboratory in Harlow, Essex.
OneAIM, a joint venture of Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve, has been awarded a framework contract to support reprocessing plants and facilities at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, UK.
Collins Earthworks has taken delivery of the first 75t Volvo EC750E excavator to reach the UK market, after the machine was launched at Bauma 2016 earlier this year.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and Arup have installed a new type of ‘living wall’ in the UK for the first time, with the technology fitted to scaffolding in Mayfair, London.The 80sq m ‘Living Wall Lite’ comprises a mixture of grasses, flowers and strawberries. According to Arup, the structure has been installed on scaffolding at the St Mark’s building on North Audley Street. Grosvenor is transforming the property into retail and community space, due to be completed in 2017.Besides the potential to reduce air pollution, Arup’s ‘Cities Alive: Green Building Envelope’ report has also shown that ‘living walls’ can reduce noise pollution by up to 10 decibels. Grosvenor development director Mark Tredwell said: “This is a great initiative and is in line with our long-term ambition to improve the environmental sustainability of the buildings across our London estate, reducing emissions by 50% by 2030. As the estate continues to adapt and evolve we want to ensure that the impact on the community is positive. As well as reducing air pollution, we hope the ‘living wall’ will introduce a rich biodiversity to Mayfair and encourage people to linger in the area.” Alistair Law, Arup façade engineer and the ‘Living Wall Lite’ developer said: “Living Wall Lite has the potential to transform scaffolding and hoardings into much more than just a cover-up. By introducing plants and flowers, we can create a more attractive and healthier environment for local residents, businesses and workers on site.”The ‘living wall’, designed by Arup and manufactured by Swedish ‘living wall’ specialist Green Fortune, will be fitted with sensors to monitor its impact on noise, temperature and air pollution.Find more information on ‘living walls’ here.
German researchers are developing a virtual reality (VR) technology to help prevent accidents on construction sites.