US-based Mount Airy Casino Resort will break ground on Mount Airy Pittsburgh, a casino and premier destination development, as part of the company’s expansion of its luxury brand into the Pittsburgh and tri-state market.
US-based Michels Corporation has announced a $100m investment in Milwaukee’s Harbor District to transform a six-acre site into a mixed-use development.
US-based Dominion Energy has filed an application with Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) seeking approval to build two 6MW turbines and grid infrastructure needed to connect Virginia’s first, $300m offshore wind power project to the coast.
Denmark-basedengineering company FLSmidth has won two contracts for a greenfield cement plant valued at more than €100m and a brownfield cement plant also valued at more than €100m – in Central America.
The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has granted approval for a transmission line and water pipeline project related to the licensed Eagle Crest Energy Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Project in Riverside County, California.
Construction risk manager Hill International has announced that the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation (DOA) renewed its contract with Hill to continue supporting the $2.375bn, multi-year capital development programme of Philadelphia International Airport.
Spanish construction and civil engineering company OHL Group, through its subsidiary OHL USA, has secured two new projects in California and Texas for €77.8m ($94.7m).
Skanska-Hunt, a joint venture between Skanska and Aecom Hunt, has been selected by OVG-Seattle and NHL Seattle as general contractor for the redevelopment of the Seattle Center Arena, US.
NextEra Energy's subsidiary NextEra Energy Resources and Omaha Power Public District (OPPD) have broken ground on a new 160MW Sholes Wind Energy Center in Wayne and Stanton Counties, Nebraska, US.
Walmart Canada is set to construct a new fulfillment centre in Surrey, British Columbia that will entail an investment of $175m.
thyssenkrupp Elevator in collaboration with the Braves Development Company has unveiled a new high-rise test tower and innovation complex near The Battery Atlanta in Cobb County, Georgia.
Shintech, a subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical, has commenced construction on a new integrated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production plant in the US state of Louisiana.
St. Clair Hospital has announced a $142m project to expand its main campus, the centerpiece of which is a new 280,000 ft² outpatient centre in Pennsylvania, US.
Bechtel, a US-based EPC and project management company, has completed the construction of 1,124MW Hummel Station power plant in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania.
Balfour Beatty has been selected by NP International (NPI) to build the 1.3 million ft², mixed-use Gables Station development in Coral Gables, Florida, US.
Gardner Company, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and the UNLV Research Foundation (UNLV RF) have broken ground on the first innovation building of the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park (UNLV Tech Park).Commencement of work on the four-storey, 111,000ft² research, technology and business park marks the beginning of the master-planned development envisioned by UNLV, the UNLV Research Foundation and Gardner.The UNLV Tech Park will serve as a catalyst to unite business, research and technology and advance economic development efforts in southern Nevada.Gardner vice president of development and partner Dan Stewart said: “Gardner Company is immensely proud to be a part of the UNLV Tech Park project as we believe it will greatly help shape the research and innovation landscape here in Las Vegas and beyond.“A campus of this magnitude will foster collaboration and innovation across businesses, UNLV students, innovators and entrepreneurs and we look forward to seeing our vision come to fruition.”Gardner chairman Kem Gardner announced $1m donation to UNLV RF on behalf of the company.UNLV associate vice president for economic development and UNLV Research Foundation executive director Zachary Miles said: “Research and economic development activities are on the rise at UNLV, and this building will help us take our efforts to the next level.“Research parks encourage more direct collaboration between industry and university research than is often possible on college campuses.“This initial building will serve as a testing ground for new ideas, driving innovation through the creation of new products and businesses that will make both our university and community stronger.”Gardner, in partnership with UNLV and the UNLV Research Foundation, will manage and operate the 122-acre UNLV Tech Park, which will be located near the intersection of Sunset and Durango in Las Vegas.According to an initial economic analysis, the campus will create 25,000 new jobs and $2.6bn in direct and indirect economic impact in Las Vegas._______________________________________________________________________________________________Image: Artist’s rendering of innovation building at UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park. Photo: courtesy of Gardner Company.
SA Energy Group, a 50:50 joint venture between Aecon and Robert B Somerville, has won a CAD282m ($214m) contract from Enbridge Pipelines for Spreads 8 and 9 of the Line 3 Replacement Phase 2 project in Manitoba, Canada.The scope of work includes construction of 92.2km pipeline in the area of Brandon, Manitoba, for Spread 8, and 96.5km pipeline near Morden, Manitoba, for Spread 9 extending to the Canada-US border.According to Aecon Group, construction is expected to commence in August 2018 and substantial completion is likely by the end of 2018.SA Energy Group had recently completed Spreads 3 and 4 (261km) under Phase 1 of the Line 3 Replacement project in Saskatchewan.Aecon Group president and CEO John Beck said: “This award, combined with Aecon’s recent major project wins, will see backlog reach record levels in the second quarter of 2018 and demonstrates our proven capabilities delivering a diverse range of projects through Aecon’s Industrial segment.”Aecon Industrial executive vice president Mark Scherer said: “SA Energy Group’s experience executing Spreads 3 and 4 with outstanding safety and quality performance, engagement of Indigenous Peoples and regulatory compliance, highlights the joint venture’s proven capability to deliver key components of this project.“The award of Spreads 8 and 9 solidifies SA Energy Group as a partner-of-choice for Enbridge and Aecon looks forward to further mobilising pipeline capabilities while working with our partners on this important project.”Earlier in July 2018, Aecon secured an AUD248m ($188m) contract from the City of Toronto for the FG Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Project: Section 1, part of the overall FG Gardiner Strategic Rehabilitation Plan under which the entire expressway will be rehabilitated.The scope of work includes replacement of the superstructure of the FG Gardiner Expressway between Cherry Street and Jarvis Street (1.1km), rehabilitation of three ramps, installation of new street lighting and a Road Emergency Services Communication Unit (RESCU) system.The project will begin in the third quarter of 2018 and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.Beck said: “The FG Gardiner Expressway is a critical roadway that moves over 200,000 people daily and we’re proud to lead this important component of the Strategic Rehabilitation Plan.”____________________________________________________________________________________________Image: The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project is an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline. Photo: courtesy of outgunned21/Freeimages.com.
Private credit and special opportunities alternative investment manager Atalaya Capital Management has closed a $250m senior construction loan and a $65m preferred equity investment for Flag Luxury Group’s construction and development of The Ritz-Carlton’s new flagship hotel in New York City.
Viking Partners Fund III, a private equity real estate investment firm, has announced a $100m redevelopment of Hurstbourne Business Park in the City of Hurstbourne (Louisville), Kentucky, US.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has secured $324m in construction financing and joint venture equity on behalf of Boylston Properties, The Wilder Companies and Jonathan Bush for the development of Arsenal Yards, a six-building, mixed-use redevelopment of the former Arsenal Mall in Watertown, Massachusetts, US.