Construction has officially commenced on the UK’s £106bn HS2 high-speed rail project, which runs between London and Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Developer Helical along with its joint venture partner Ashby Capital has appointed UK-based firm Mace as its construction partner to construct a new office project in Farringdon, UK.
Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis), a Dutch marine infrastructure services company, has secured two installation orders, including a floating wind farm and a suspension bridge.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has agreed to provide €50m to the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for the Izmir Metro Expansion Phase 4 in Turkey.
Construction firm Lendlease has commenced construction on new £286m prison in Leicestershire, UK.
Austrian construction company Porr announced that it has completed excavation work for the construction of the 80m Franklinturm building to be located in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $274.2m financing to upgrade 240km of highway in the western part of Uzbekistan.
Construction technology group Strabag, in a joint venture with Leonhard Weiss, has secured €700m contract for the construction of a 31km section of the A49 public-private partnership motorway project in Germany.
Poland’s Ferrero Polska has awarded a contract to Eiffage Polska Budownictwo, a unit of France’s Eiffage Construction, for the construction of two expansions of the production plant in Belsk Duży near Grójec.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to finance Ukraine-based food retailer Novus Group with $100m for the construction of a new green distribution centre in Kyiv along with new stores across Ukraine.
HS2, the company responsible for developing the UK's new high-speed rail network, has secured planning approval from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council for the Birmingham Interchange station to be built in Solihull, England.
UK-based Capital Land Property Group has received planning consent from Swindon Borough Council to deliver more than 1,550 homes as part of the transformation of the eastern side of Swindon, UK.
Eiffage via its subsidiary, in a consortium with BESIX and In Advance, has secured a contract to build the new headquarters of RTBF, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation public service broadcaster, in Brussels, Belgium.
Turner & Townsend has been appointed by the London Borough of Enfield to provide project and cost management services for its Meridian Water infrastructure works.
UK-based construction firm Kier Group has been selected by the Department for Education (DfE) to build a £24.7m project at Dover Grammar School for Boys in the UK.
Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AGNES and QINT’X to develop a wind farm in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Ravenna.
Sanctuary Housing Association’s development arm Sanctuary Homes has selected Higgins to design and construct 120 new homes in Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, England.
Strabag, an Austrian construction company, has won two railway construction contracts worth €192m from Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Netz in eastern Germany.
UK-based Morrison Construction has secured a contract from Angus Council to deliver Arbroath (Brothock Water) Flood Protection Scheme in Scotland, UK.
Highways England in the UK has awarded a £108m contract to Balfour Beatty to design and build critical dual carriageway linking the M67 with the A57 in Mottram Moor, Greater Manchester.