Development and construction firm Skanska has won contracts worth $568M in the US.
Oilfield services company SapuraKencana Petroleum has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries secured contracts worth about $300M in Malaysia [Kuala Lumpur pictured].
Written by Alex Conacher
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced the start of construction on the £350M Metrolink Trafford Park line in Manchester, UK.
Construction firm Multiplex has been selected by the Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group to construct its £1bn One Nine Elms development near Vauxhall in London, UK.
The Great Northern Connect Team, a joint venture between BGC Contracting and Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction, has secured a contract for stage two of the NorthLink WA project in Australia.
The £1.3bn Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has been backed by a UK government review. The Independent Review into the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK carried out by Charles Hendry, former UK energy minister, concluded that tidal lagoons “can play a cost effective role in the UK’s energy mix”. The 320MW tidal lagoon will involve the construction of a ‘U’ shaped wall across the Swansea bay [pictured]. It will comprise 16 hydro turbines that will generate electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years from the incoming and outgoing tides. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Hendry said: “If you look at the cost spread out over the entire lifetime — 120 years for the project — it comes out at about 30p per household for the next 30 years. That's less than a pint of milk.”The Tidal Lagoon Power, the company behind the scheme, has already spent approximately £35M on project development.Mark Shorrock from Tidal Lagoon Power said in a statement: “The Hendry Review has set the final piece of the jigsaw in place: a watershed moment for British energy, British manufacturing, British productivity and our coastal communities. We look forward to working with Ministers and Officials to bring this new industry to life.”Construction on site is expected to start in 2018 and take four years to be completed.
Copenhagen Airport has announced plans to build a new pier and double the size of the transit area in Terminal 2.
Chelsea Football Club has secured the go-ahead from Hammersmith & Fulham Council to build a new stadium at Stamford Bridge in Fulham.
Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, in a consortium with Laing O’Rourke, has won a contract from EDF Energy to work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in the UK.
A Ferrovial Agroman-led consortium has been awarded a contract by Iberdrola to construct the Gouvães hydroelectric plant on the Tâmega river in northern Portugal.
A consortium of Van Oord and Urbeinveste Projectos Imobiliários has won a contract from the Angolan government for the Marginal da Corimba project in Luanda, Angola.
A joint venture led by OHL has won a contract from copper producer Codelco for the expansion of the Talabre dam in Chile.
UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Group has unveiled plans to develop a new AED300M ($81.6M) community mall in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Muhibbah Engineering Middle East, a unit of Muhibbah Engineering, has secured a contract worth MYR438.1M ($98M) for the construction of roads and infrastructure in Qatar.
Swiss power and automation technology company ABB has secured an order worth over $640M from the Power Grid Corporation of India to construct a transmission link that will have the capacity to bring reliable electricity to more than 80M of people in India.
NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX Nippon) have completed construction of a post-combustion carbon capture system in Texas, USA.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has arranged $106M in financing for the development of a condominium project in downtown Austin, Texas.
The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced nearly $1.07bn in federal funding to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernisation Project.
VSBW, a VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster joint venture (JV), has been selected by the Port of Dover to execute the marine structures and bridge contract for the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development in the UK.