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.
Dubai-based trade enabler DP World has signed an agreement to build and operate modern logistics hub outside of Bamako, the capital city of Mali.
A consultancy team, led by Mott MacDonald and comprising Weston Williamson + Partners architects, AWW Architects, Alan Baxter associates, GVA, Deloitte, Turley, TLT and Pragma, has been appointed to deliver a masterplan for the future of the Temple Quarter in Bristol, UK.
German construction company Ed Züblin, a subsidiary of Strabag, has won a €183m contract from DEGES (Deutsche Einheit Fernstraßen-planungs- und -bau) for the construction of 6km third section of the BAB 44 highway between Kassel and Herleshausen in Germany.
IHG has signed an agreement with Australasian property development, investment and construction company Ninety Four Feet to establish Hotel Indigo Auckland in New Zealand.
UAE-based Damac Properties has completed the construction of Damac Heights tower in Dubai Marina and announced the handing over of the luxury waterfront living to its new tenants.
Kinetics Technology (KT), a subsidiary of Italian company Maire Tecnimont, has secured two EPC contracts valued at $527m from Lukoil NizhegorodNefteorgSyntez, a subsidiary of JSC Lukoil, for five refinery process units under the oil residue upgrading project for the Kstovo Refinery in Central Russia.
BAM Deutschland, the German non-residential operating company of Dutch construction services company Royal BAM Group, and its subsidiary BAM Immobilien-Dienstleistungen have won a contract from Rimota Verwaltungsgesellschaft of LHI Leasing to construct and maintain central offices for Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH) in Kiel, Germany.
China Machinery and Engineering (CMEC) has secured a $150m turnkey engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) contract from Bahrain-based GFH Financial Group (GFH) for the construction and financing of up to 85% of California Village, its Dubailand-based project.
TechnipFMC, a UK-based company that is involved in subsea, onshore/offshore and surface projects, has won a contract from India’s state-owned Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) for a grassroot hydrogen generation unit (HGU).
US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed an agreement with Tongren Transportation and Tourism Investment Group of the People’s Republic of China to build the first hyperloop system in the Asian country.
BGP, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), has won a $1.6bn (AED5.88bn) contract from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) for the world’s largest continuous 3D onshore and offshore seismic survey in 53,000km² to identify new hydrocarbon resources and deliver on its 2030 smart growth strategy.
Cardiff Airport has unveiled a ‘Draft Masterplan’, which includes a new terminal and a four-star hotel, to develop the airport business over the next 20 years as a key gateway to the UK.
UK-based BAM Construction has secured a contract from the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to deliver two multi-storey car park (MSCP) schemes under the capital delivery framework with a combined value of approximately £60m.
Bechtel, a US-based EPC and project management company, has completed the construction of 1,124MW Hummel Station power plant in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania.
Construction of the £160m outlet of European designer retail outlet owner McArthurGlen in Cannock, UK, will begin in July 2018 with site preparation and earth works.
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.
Emaar Properties will construct the Middle East’s largest Chinatown in the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbour to honour Chinese expatriates and strengthen UAE-China relations, coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE.Dubai Creek Harbour, a 6km² mega-development, is located only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the Burj Khalifa.The retail precinct will be established in a central location in Dubai Creek Harbour, which will be home to the Dubai Creek Tower.Set by the Dubai Creek waterway, homes in Dubai Creek Harbour will offer spectacular views of the city’s skyline, the waterfront and the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.Emaar will also open three pavilions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in China to promote tourism, education, trading and investment between the UAE and China. All three cities are served by direct daily flights to Dubai on Emirates Airline.In another announcement, Emaar said that it will expand its premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand, Address Hotels + Resorts, to China.The company said it is holding discussions to develop and operate Address branded hotels in key cities in China.Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar said: “The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE is historic and will further strengthen UAE-China relations, underpinned by initiatives such as the UAE-China Week announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.“The development of the new Chinese retail and lifestyle district at Dubai Creek Harbour – as well as Emaar’s expansion into China, both in property and hospitality – highlight our commitment to the country, and our focus on contributing to the strength and success of UAE-China relations.”Emaar marked the Chinese New Year with a dragon-themed light and sound show on Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai, and hosted festivities at The Dubai Mall.___________________________________________________________________________________________Image: Chinatown at Dubai Creek Harbour. Photo: courtesy of Emaar Properties PJSC.
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.