Dutch firm Arcadis has been selected as managing partner of Elevated Solution Partners, a joint venture with Jacobs and Ardmore Roderick, to serve as owner’s representative of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) programme.
Flatiron Construction, a major infrastructure contractor based in the US, has been named apparent low bidder on the Redlands Passenger Rail project in San Bernardino County, California.
The Weitz Company, a general contractor, construction manager and design-builder in the US, has broken ground on a new phase of Sagewood, which will be the largest addition to the resort-style senior living community in northeast Phoenix since it opened in 2010.
JPI, a multifamily developer in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, is set to begin construction on Jefferson Texas Plaza, a nine-acre development in Irving, adjacent to the University of Dallas.
The board of directors of the Allegheny County Airport Authority has approved a concept design for the $1.1bn Terminal Modernisation Programme at Pittsburgh International Airport, US.
Auburn University, Alabama, will construct Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, a transformative complex that will blend a learning environment with a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant.
Waypoint Residential, an integrated real estate investment firm that focuses on the US rental housing sector, has commenced work on six projects for a total investment of more than $325m.
Tutor Perini/O&G Joint Venture has received a notice of intent from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the award of a $1.4bn contract for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 Stations project.
Entergy Texas has broken ground on the Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS), the company’s first power plant in 40 years, in Texas.
The Round Rock City Council has approved an agreement with the developers of The District, a 65-acre mixed-use project planned for SH 45 just east of IH 35, in Texas, US.
Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP), a design-build team, has won a $3.3bn fixed price contract from the Commonwealth of Virginia, US, for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project.
Google has announced that it will build a $600m, 275,000ft² data centre in New Albany, US, as part of a $13bn nationwide expansion in 2019 in data centres and offices across the country, with major expansions in 14 states.
United States Steel (US Steel) has announced the restart of construction on $215m electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Alabama, located in Jefferson County.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has commenced construction on the Mitchell portfolio of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in North Carolina, US, on behalf of the Copenhagen Infrastructure II (CI II) fund.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has broken ground on a $140m student housing scheme on the university campus.
The Prysmian Group, an Italian company that manufactures power transmission and telecommunications cables and systems, has been selected to upgrade the power transmission system in Washington, DC.
Hankey Investment and Jamison Properties have broken ground on a $300m residential tower at 2900 Wilshire Blvd in Koreatown, a sub-market adjacent to downtown Los Angeles, US.
The Cresset-Diversified QOZ Fund has formed a joint venture with Hines to develop The Preston, a new residential building in downtown Houston, US.
ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum have decided to proceed with the development of the Golden Pass LNG (liquefied natural gas) export project in Sabine Pass, Texas.
Pembina Pipeline and its partner Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries (PIC) will move forward with the construction of a C$4.5bn ($3.43bn) worth integrated petrochemical complex in Alberta, Canada.A final investment decision has been taken by the two companies in this regard, paving way for the construction of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant and a polypropylene (PP) upgrading facility (PDH/PP Facility). The project will be owned by their joint venture Canada Kuwait Petrochemical (CKPC).The PDH/PP Facility will be constructed inside the Alberta Industrial Heartland in Sturgeon County, near the Redwater fractionation complex (RFS) owned by Pembina.Expected to be operational in mid-2023, based on receipt of environmental and regulatory approvals, the petrochemical facility will produce 550,000 tons per annum of PP.Considered to be a high-value polymer, PP is used in various finished products such as automobiles, food packaging, medical devices and home electronic appliances.The new petrochemical facility will use about 23,000 barrels per day of local propane from RFS and other regional fractionation plants as its feedstock.Pembina president and CEO Mick Dilger said: "Sanctioning of the PDH/PP Facility is the largest step taken to date by Pembina in executing its strategy to secure global market prices for customers' hydrocarbons produced in western Canada, and provides another exciting platform for future growth."Today's announcement is the culmination of many years of hard work with our partner to develop a project that is well positioned to capitalize on Alberta's abundant supply of propane and undertake value-added processing that benefits all of Pembina's stakeholders, the Province of Alberta and indeed all of Canada.”On its part, Pembina will invest C$2.5bn ($1.9bn) in the PDH/PP Facility in line with its 50% stake in CKPC. As per an agreement with PIC, the Canadian pipeline transport company will provide services under a long-term, take-or-pay arrangement from the new facilities.PIC, on the other hand, has the right to market the PP produced from the petrochemical facility as per an agreement signed with its joint venture partner in last May.Last week, Pembina approved a $382m expansion of Peace pipeline system in Alberta. Under this expansion project, the company will construct new 10 and 16inch pipelines in the Gordondale to La Glace corridor of the Canadian state in addition to six new pump stations or terminal upgrades between Fox Creek and Gordondale.