Black Construction (BCC), a subsidiary of construction company Tutor Perini, has secured a contract worth approximately $122m (£95.7m) to upgrade the Northern District Wastewater Treatment Plant (NDWWTP) in the Village of Dededo, Guam.
Lane Construction, the US subsidiary of Italian industrial group specialised in the construction and civil engineering business Salini Impregilo, has won a $524m joint venture contract for the Caloosahatchee (C43) West Basin Storage Reservoir in southern Florida.
Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), the renewable energy subsidiary of the Enel Group, has begun construction on the 244MW Dolores wind farm in the municipality of China, the company’s first project in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.
Lane Construction, the US subsidiary of Italian construction and civil engineering company Salini Impregilo, has won two highway contracts in North Carolina, US, together worth $460m.
DTE Energy has broken ground on a $1bn natural gas-fuelled power plant, the Blue Water Energy Center, in the US state of Michigan.
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.
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) is set to break ground on the $135m Westerly Storage Tunnel (WST) on 18 May 2018 as part of the 25-year, $3bn Project Clean Lake programme to clean up water flowing into Lake Erie.
A joint venture (JV) of OHL USA, a subsidiary of Spanish construction firm OHL, has secured a contract worth $187m to replace outfall pipe at the Bergen Point Waste Water Treatment Plant in New York, US.
Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is set to build a new megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fuelling station at the Port of Long Beach, US.
A joint venture (JV) of Granite Construction and Obayashi Corporation has bagged a $165m contract for the Finegayan Utilities and Site Improvements Phase I project in Finegayan, Guam.
Webcor Builders in a joint venture with MWH Constructors has secured a $939m contract to deliver the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project in San Francisco, California.
A joint venture of Salini Impregilo and The Lane Construction has won a $580m contract to build the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project in Washington, DC.
Waterfront Toronto has secured CAD1.25bn ($962m) in funding from the governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto for the Port Lands Flood Protection project.
Acciona has secured a contract from Metro Vancouver to design, build and commission the new CAD525M ($393.9M) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Vancouver, Canada.
US water and wastewater utility company American Water Works Company has started construction on its new corporate headquarters at One Water Street on the Camden Waterfront [pictured] in New Jersey.
The heavy civil division of James Construction Group, part of Primoris Services’ East Construction Services segment, has secured a $124M contract to deliver a heavy civil project in Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes, Louisiana.
A CH2M and Parsons joint venture has won a contract from the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) for its $1.3bn capital improvement programme (CIP).The improvement programme aims at repairing and replacing most of the underground water and wastewater infrastructure in Washington, D.C. and neighbouring jurisdictions.The JV will perform programme management services for the development and implementation of CIP.CH2M global water business group president Peter Nicol said: “CH2M has worked with DC Water for many years on capital improvement projects and most recently has been leading the utility’s Asset Management Program. “Aging underground infrastructure is a national problem and leads to disruptions in service and threatens water quality. We are excited to help DC Water tackle the complicated repair and replacement of its aging underground water and wastewater infrastructure to ensure local communities have access to safe drinking water and sanitation systems.”The CIP programme will involve the planning, design and construction of linear and vertical infrastructure in the water and wastewater service areas such as piping, pumping, storage and other appurtenance structures including hydrants, valves, inflatable dams, diversion structures and manholes.It will also involve the rehabilitation or replacement of small- and large-diameter water mains, the rehabilitation of water, sanitary and storm pumping stations, and the rehabilitation of minor and major sewers and storage facilities.
A joint venture between Kenny Construction and Obayashi has secured a $279m contract to build the South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel (SHCST) in Hartford, Connecticut.
German automaker BMW has broken ground on its new $1bn production plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The new facility will build the BMW 3 Series Sedan, starting in 2019, and balance out production capacity at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn in South Africa, which will build the new BMW X3 instead of the BMW 3 Series in the future.The project will comprise a body shop, a paint shop and an assembly plant. BMW said that the new plant will feature an innovative production system and comprehensive sustainability standards.Once operational, the facility will have a production capacity of up to 150,000 units annually, creating at least 1,500 new jobs in the region.The plant will operate using 100% CO2-free power, as it will have a solar-powered network on the site.According to BMW, the plant will have the lowest water consumption per vehicle manufactured in the production network. This will be the company’s first paint shop to produce zero process wastewater, as the water needed for the painting process is reconditioned and recycled.
US-based services firm CH2M has secured design-build contracts for two infrastructure projects in Texas and California.They include the $1.2bn Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion (NEWPP) project in Houston and the $85M Cogeneration Facility project in San Jose, California.The NEWPP project will be delivered by the Houston Waterworks Team, a joint venture between CH2M and CDM Smith, over the next nine years.Under the contract, the team will be responsible for designing and constructing a new water facility, start-up, commissioning and operating activities. The project also includes the expansion of the city of Houston's existing NEWPP from 80mgd to 320mgd through two construction phases.CH2M has also been tasked to design and construct the new cogeneration plant at the San José Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility.The scope of the project involves a new digester gas treatment system, a control system and monitoring system with connectivity to the Wastewater Facility's Distributed Control System, electrical switchgear, a new digester gas pipeline and natural gas pipeline, new heat recovery systems, and civil work including parking areas and utilities.