A consortium comprising Strabag, a subsidiary of European construction group Strabag, M-Silnice and SMP CZ, has won a CZK3.38bn (€132m) contract for a new section of the D35 motorway in the Czech Republic.
Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI) has been appointed by real estate developer and investor Scarborough International Properties to build the second phase of the £1bn Middlewood Locks development in Salford, Greater Manchester, England.
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.
CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, has been selected by the New South Wales (NSW) Government in Australia to design and construct the WaggaWagga Health Service (WWHS) Stage 3 Redevelopment Project.
High Speed Two (HS2), a company that is developing and constructing the UK’s new high-speed rail network, has unveiled the latest designs for its west London super-hub at the former Great Western railway depot at Old Oak Common.
Port of Brisbane (PBPL) has selected Brady Marine & Civil and Hindmarsh as principal contractors for its A$158m ($114.4m) Brisbane International Cruise Terminal project.Following the appointment of principal contractors, the construction on the project is expected to start in the coming months.Brady Marine & Civil, a specialist marine infrastructure and engineering contractor, will oversee the wharf construction of Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, while Australian construction firm Hindmarsh is responsible for civil works and terminal building.Queensland state development, manufacturing, infrastructure and planning minister Cameron Dick said: “The Port of Brisbane’s $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal signals bright horizons for the cruising industry in Queensland.“It is expected to contribute $1.3 billion in net expenditure into the Brisbane economy alone over the coming two decades.”PBPL CEO Roy Cummins noted that early preparation for the wharf had already started with ABFI Steel Group initiating the work of manufacturing 105 piles with up to 45m long.Piling is also expected to begin soon following the wharf construction. At present, relocation of around 85,000 cubic metres of surcharge (clean sand) is underway.Hindmarsh is planning to start preparing the site for construction in March this year, and work is expected to begin in April.Cummins further added: “Importantly, both have strong track records for innovation and project delivery, together with the proven experience and capabilities required to help us deliver this world-class cruise facility.“With the start of major construction of the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal now imminent, we look forward to sharing the progress and milestones with the community as the new facility begins to take shape.”In October 2017, Port of Brisbane signed an agreement with the state government for the development of Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point.The facility is being developed to meet the requirements of cruise vessels of all sizes, including the largest ocean-going cruise ships in the world.In addition, the terminal will serve as gateway to the great south-east, enabling to increase economic and tourism opportunities for the region.
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.
Network Rail has submitted a planning application to Teignbridge District Council to improve the long-term resilience of the railway linking Devon and Cornwall to the rest of the UK.
Qatar public works authority Ashghal has commenced excavation of a 10km outfall tunnel, as part of Mesaimeer Pumping Station and Outfall project that started in May 2018, to provide a solution for the discharge of surface and storm water in the country.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has announced the opening of the new SR 99 tunnel, a two-mile, double-deck tunnel part of replacement for Seattle’s seismically vulnerable Alaskan Way Viaduct, to traffic.
Business standards company BSI has published two new international standards – BS EN ISO 19650-1 and BS EN ISO 19650-2 – for the organisation of information about construction works using Building Information Modelling (BIM).
L&T Construction, the construction unit of technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) of India, has won contracts worth INR10bn ($140m) to INR25bn ($349m) in India.
American shipbuilding, ship repair and industrial service provider Vigor Industrial has signed an agreement to take over the former home of Christensen Yachts in Vancouver, Washington, to establish an aluminium fabrication facility for the US Army’s new landing craft, Maneuver Support Vessel (Light).
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has inaugurated works on Burj Jumeira, the new tower to be built in the Al Sufouh neighbourhood of Dubai.
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy chairman and Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and other officials have broken ground on the first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Spanish engineering and technology group Sener has secured five contracts for the development phase of a space station in lunar orbit, which is set to become the next international space station and scheduled to be built in the 2020s as part of the Gateway Project.
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has provided a €147m loan to the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) to finance the construction of a new hospital project in Helsinki, Finland.
YOO Capital and Deutsche Finance International (DFI) have secured planning approval from Hammersmith & Fulham Council for a £1bn project to turn Olympia London into a cultural hub.
A consortium comprising Spanish company Acciona, Marubeni, Abdul Latif Jameel-CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding, has won a €750m contract from Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Water and Electricity Company (WEC) to finance, design and build the Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant and operate and maintain it for 25 years.
Transport for the North (TfN) has unveiled draft proposals valued at £70bn for northern infrastructure for the next three decades to transform the region’s economy.