A Bouygues-led consortium has won a design-build contract from the Dover Strait Ports Company (Société des Ports du Détroit) for the Port of Calais extension project in France.Apart from Bouygues Travaux Publics, the consortium includes Colas Nord-Picardie, Spie Batignolles and Jan De Nul.The contract is valued at about €675m, with Bouygues Construction having a share of about €300m. The project will involve the construction of a new 3km seawall, a new 100-hectare harbour basin to the north of the existing facilities, three new ferry berths and a roll-on/roll-off berth inside the harbour basin.Work will also include 4m cubic metres of marine dredging for the new quays, development of new cross-Channel traffic reception capacities such as 44 hectares of parking facilities and roads and around twenty operational and reception buildings. Bouygues Travaux Publics CEO Philippe Amequin said: "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to play a part in the economic development of Nord - Pas de Calais - Picardie region with this project, which will provide it with a port infrastructure corresponding to its ambitions, both in terms of functionality and of quality of service."Our teams have been at work since the contract was signed, and they are already at the site carrying out the engineering studies that will result in the construction of a state-of-the-art port."
Heathrow Airport has awarded contracts to Arup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend to help deliver its £16bn expansion project.The government’s independent Airports Commission recommended the expansion of the airport last July, stating that it could be done within environmental limits. “Heathrow’s expansion programme will focus on creating a world class, sustainable hub airport which is commercially attractive to both Heathrow’s shareholders and the airlines,” Heathrow said in a statement.The project is anticipated to boost UK economy by up to £211bn, as well as create 180,000 jobs and 10,000 apprenticeships.The expansion is expected to commence soon after securing the go-ahead from the government.Heathrow director of procurement Ian Ballentine said: “I’m delighted that our client partners are now on board and I look forward to working with them to give the UK a truly world-class, sustainable hub airport. This privately-financed, £16bn project will benefit the whole UK as we work to widen the supply-chain right across the nation.”
Strabag has won a contract worth €108m to build a 16.7km long section of the A1 motorway in Poland.
The Fehmarn Belt Contractors consortium has won tunnel dredging and reclamation contract for the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link tunnel project.
Manchester City Council has given the green light to a £1bn transformation programme for Manchester Airport.
Swedish construction firm Peab has secured a contract worth about SEK1.02bn ($119m) to carry out a reconstruction of the European route E45 in central Gothenburg, Sweden.
Engineering solutions provider Costain has secured an early contractor involvement (ECI) contract from Lancashire County Council for the Preston Western Distributor and associated link roads, in the UK.
A consortium led by Ferrovial subsidiary Cintra has won a contract valued at €1.01bn from the Slovakia Ministry of Transport to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the beltway around Bratislava, Slovakia.
Strabag, through its Polish subsidiaries, has secured two road construction contracts worth PLN484m (about $120m) from Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA).
Vinci has won a contract to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the 24km western Strasbourg bypass in France.
French company Bolloré Group has secured a contract from the authorities of East Timor to design, construct and operate the deepwater port at Dili.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a €230m loan to Finnish airport operator Finavia for the expansion of Helsinki Airport in Finland.
Work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass project in the UK is expected to start in 2016 after the project secured the approval from the Secretary of State.
MV Cargo has signed a share purchase agreement with Cargill to build a grain terminal worth about $100m in Yuzhni, Ukraine.
Highways England has completed a £100m ‘smart’ upgrade along a stretch on the M6 motorway in the Midlands, UK.
Ardmore has secured an £80m ($115.3m) contract from Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Developments for phase one of Project Light at Canada Water in Southwark, UK.