British construction, property services and development company Wates Group has commenced construction of homes on Lowfield Green in York.
Amey Sir Robert McAlpine, a joint venture between Amey and Sir Robert McAlpine, has been selected by Highways England to upgrade Junction 19 on M6 near the English town of Knutsford.
Highways England, a government agency responsible for motorways and major trunk roads in England, has unveiled plans to widen a 15-mile section of the road between Chelmsford and Marks Tey in the UK.
Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK1.1bn ($114m) from Region Västra Götaland for the construction of Högsbo specialist hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.
UK-based Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has received approval from Manchester City Council’s planning committee for the regeneration of 20-36 High Street.
HB Reavis has secured approval from Lambeth Council’s planning applications committee for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House site in Waterloo.
US-based sustainable aluminium packaging solutions supplier Ball has announced the construction of a $200m aluminium cups manufacturing facility in Rome.
Bouygues UK and property development company Linkcity have broken ground on 168 new homes in Luton Street as part of Church Street Regeneration programme in the UK.
Dutch chemicals company LyondellBasell has unveiled plans to build a new small-scale molecular recycling facility in Ferrara, Italy.The pilot facility will be equipped to convert post-consumer plastic waste into new plastics, helping to combat the global plastic waste.In collaboration with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), LyondellBasell has developed a molecular recycling technology, MoReTec, which uses a catalyst to break down plastic waste into molecules more quickly and efficiently than traditional chemical recycling technologies.The technology aims to convert difficult-to-recycle plastic waste such as multi-layer films into their molecular state for use as feedstock to produce new plastic for various applications, including food contact and healthcare items.LyondellBasell research and development, technology and sustainability senior vice president Jim Seward said: “We have advanced our chemical recycling capabilities over the last 15 months, and through research and testing we are studying a number of LyondellBasell proprietary catalyst options.“In addition to continuing the development of our catalyst options, our investment in a small-scale pilot facility will help us to advance MoReTec technology towards commercial scale in our quest to achieving a true circular economy.”LyondellBasell said that the new facility will complement the company’s existing mechanical recycling activities.Besides constructing the pilot facility at Ferrara, LyondellBasell plans to focus on the interaction of various waste types on the molecular recycling process, catalyst selection, and process conditions in the coming months.In August 2018, LyondellBasell broke ground on the largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the US.The $2.4bn plant will produce one billion pounds (470,000 tonnes) of PO and 2.2 billion pounds (one million tonnes) of TBA annually. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2021.The project will create more than 2,200 jobs at the peak of construction and 160 permanent positions.While PO is used to make bedding, furniture, carpeting, coatings, building materials and adhesives, TBA will be converted to two ether-based oxyfuels – methyl tertiary butyl ether and ethyl tertiary butyl ether.
UK-based private utility company Southern Water has extended the contract terms with the joint venture of British construction firm Costain and MWH Treatment for AMP7 investment programme by another five years.
UK-based Ogilvie Construction has begun construction on a £30m ($37.7m) housing development in Wellheads Road in Dyce for Aberdeen City Council.
The first plans for the proposed £1bn ($1.2bn) regeneration scheme of Napier and New Plymouth House site in Rainham in Havering borough, UK have been approved by local planners.
London-based construction firm Ardmore has secured a contract to transform the Old War Office in Whitehall into a new five-star luxury hotel.
Nottinghamshire-based construction company nmcn has been selected by Elevate Property Group to build the first phase of Trent Bridge Quays, a residential development in the UK.
The UK Government has announced £350m ($440m) in funding to support the completion of Midland Metropolitan hospital.
Middlesbrough mayor Andy Preston and Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen have unveiled a £250m project in Middlesbrough to transform it as the UK’s digital city.
British kitchen retailer Wren Kitchens has secured permission from North Lincolnshire Council for the construction of a £120 m ($150m) kitchen manufacturing facility behind the existing factory in Barton-upon-Humber.
The Edinburgh City Council, UK, has signed off a programme to commence construction on £207.3m ($255m) Edinburgh Tram York Place to Newhaven project in November 2019.
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE), in partnership with GEK TERNA, has unveiled its concept for the first integrated resort and casino (IRC), named INSPIRE Athens, in Hellinikon, Athens, Greece.
Norwegian construction company Veidekke has been selected by Bane NOR, the owner of the railway network in Norway, to build a railway tunnel in the country.