The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for 77km of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 as part of a five-year plan to construct internal roads in several residential areas of Dubai.
Australian construction company Hutchinson Builders has begun construction on Sunland Group’s flagship tower development 272 Hedges Avenue in Mermaid Beach, Queensland, Australia.
A consortium, comprising Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) and NKT, has won a €250m contract from German transmission system operator 50Hertz for the installation of export cable for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection in the Baltic Sea.
British real estate development services company Stanhope and Network Homes have secured planning permission from Ealing Council for a £200m joint venture housing scheme at Merrick Place in Southall, London.
British independent energy regulator Ofgem has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder to own and operate the high-voltage transmission link to the Galloper offshore wind farm for the next 20 years.
Malaysian oil and gas services company Sapura Energy has secured contracts worth RM1.75bn ($417m) for projects in Mexico and Malaysia.
BIC Contracting (BICC), through its subsidiary, has won a contract to refurbish and redevelop the Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD), a partnership between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils and private sector-led economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE), is establishing a £40m Bio-therapeutics Hub for Innovation in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB Group) has approved $322.35m loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania to finance the upgrade of Rumonge-Gitaza (45km) and Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260km) roads.
French engineering group Egis and its Mexican partner Omega have closed the financing of the Golfo Centro highway project in Mexico.
American EPCI company McDermott International has won a contract from Petrobras for a natural gas pipeline project at the Santos basin pre-salt field programme.
Shearer Property Group and a fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management have secured approval from the Coventry City Council’s planning committee for a £11.8m scheme to improve the Upper Precinct and the £82m Coventry Station Masterplan.
Oaklawn Racing and Gaming has announced an expansion project worth more than $100m that includes the construction of a high-rise hotel, multi-purpose event centre, a larger gaming area, and additional on-site parking in the US state of Arkansas.
A joint venture between CIMIC Group companies CPB Contractors and UGL won a A$1.376bn ($994m) contract from the New South Wales (NSW) government to deliver the line-wide works package of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, the biggest public transport project in Australia.
RB Rail, a joint venture of three Baltic states, has commenced the development of the architectural, landscaping and visual identity guidelines for the infrastructure elements of the 870km Rail Baltica project.
Australian construction company Probuild has signed a contract with developer ISPT for the design and construction of Victoria University’s City West Tower, which will be Melbourne’s tallest vertical campus.
UPS, a full service shipping courier, has begun construction on a new $200m, 850,000ft² facility in Caledon, Ontario, as part of the company’s $500m investment in Canada.
Sound Transit and Walsh Construction have broken ground on $217m, 2.4-mile Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension in Washington, US, which extends the current rail line from the Theatre District in downtown Tacoma to the Stadium District and Hilltop neighbourhoods.
Google will invest €600m to establish its next European data centre near the town of Fredericia in western Denmark.
Real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson and its equity partners have completed Capital Dock, a mixed-use development in Ireland, that is set to transform Dublin’s South Docklands.