Aecom Capital and FFP New Hydro have formed a new partnership to develop and build six hydropower projects on the Muskingum River in southeastern Ohio.The six projects, developed by the Muskingum River Hydro partnership, are expected to produce a total of 23MW, which is sufficient to power 11,500 households. The projects will entail an investment of over $100m.Four of these projects have already secured Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licenses. The low-impact generation facilities will be added to existing lock and dam structures, which are owned and operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.The projects are anticipated to commence construction in 2017 and will be operational by 2018. Each project is anticipated to create 100 to 150 jobs during the construction phase, and continued staffing and service employment during operations.Aecom Capital CEO John Livingston said: “Muskingum River Hydro LLC represents an attractive opportunity for Aecom Capital to strengthen our commitment to clean energy projects and invest and develop in new hydropower on existing dams alongside the industry leading team of investors and developers at FFP New Hydro.”
A joint venture between Japan's Marubeni and South Korea's Posco Energy has won an $800m contract to expand the Morupule B power plant in Botswana.The project would expand the coal-fired plant’s capacity by an extra 300MW, from its existing capacity of 600MW. The power generated would be sold to the Botswana Power Corporation under a 30-year power purchase deal at a cost of 812.56 pula per megawatt hour.Construction work on the new plant is due to start in late 2016, with the first power generated added to the national grid by May 2020. The project is expected to increase national power generation capacity to over 1,000MW from the existing capacity of 600MW.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has broken ground on a project to expand its passenger tyre manufacturing facility in Wilson, North Carolina.
A joint venture (JV) of Granite Construction Company, Fluor, and Ames Construction has won a $917m contract from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to build the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in Phoenix, Arizona.
ONEOK Partners has completed the first phase of the Roadrunner Gas Transmission pipeline project in West Texas, US.
A Sacyr-led consortium has secured a contract worth over $1.2bn from Oman Power and Water Procurement Company to construct a desalination plant in Oman.
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has secured planning consent for transformation of the former Royal Mail sorting office at Copperas Hill in Liverpool, UK into a new £100m building for the university.
Hyflux has received a letter of intent for a contract from the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) to build the Ain Sokhna Integrated Water and Power Project in Egypt.
Ferrovial Agroman has won a contract from the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to design and build a 22-mile section of high-speed railway line in the Central Valley, California.
Construction has started on the five-star Park Hyatt hotel at Auckland's waterfront in New Zealand.
Developer CLS Holdings has confirmed plans to begin enabling works on phase one of its Vauxhall Square project in London in 2017.
Work on the £150m redevelopment of the Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, London is set to commence in early 2016 after receiving planning consent from Enfield Council.
Washington Adventist Hospital has broken ground on a new $331m hospital in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Strabag has won a contract worth €108m to build a 16.7km long section of the A1 motorway in Poland.
Henry Boot Construction, a UK-based construction firm, has been selected as the main contractor by the Barnsley council for the Better Barnsley town centre redevelopment project.
Taubman Centers has revealed plans for a $500m renovation of Beverly Center in Los Angeles, US.
Orascom Construction has secured three industrial and infrastructure projects worth $200m in Algeria and Egypt.
The Fehmarn Belt Contractors consortium has won tunnel dredging and reclamation contract for the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link tunnel project.
The Lane Construction Corporation has secured a $108m contract to build the final section of the I-85 widening project from north of Lane Street (Exit 63) to north of the U.S. 29/601 Connector in North Carolina.
Construction work has commenced on the first phase of the new multi-billion dollar Miami Worldcenter mixed-use urban development in Florida, US.