The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to provide a loan of up to €186m to the Fayoum Water and Wastewater Company for the development and expansion of its wastewater services in Egypt.
Rotary Engineering has won a SGD140M ($100.3M) engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract from Jurong Port Tank Terminals for a tank terminal in Singapore [pictured].
Larsen & Toubro’s construction division has bagged contracts worth INR26.94bn ($418M) across various business segments.
A joint venture (JV) between CH2M and VolkerStevin has won a contract to undertake major improvements on the wastewater treatment system and facilities within the Morecambe Bay catchment in the UK.
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.
Dubai Holding has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Municipality to develop Dubai’s largest public park.
LGIM Real Assets has secured the approval from the Bristol City Council for its build-to-rent (BTR) project in Bristol city centre, UK.
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.
Urban&Civic and the Secretary of State for Defence have submitted plans for a new mixed-use project at Waterbeach Barracks on the northern fringe of Cambridge, UK.
French firm Veolia has been awarded a €156M contract by the Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) for the construction of five new water treatment plants in Sri Lanka.
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.
The construction arm of Indian conglomerate L&T has bagged INR30.39bn ($446.8M) worth of orders across its various business segments.
An equal stake joint venture (JV) of CPB Contractors and UGL Limited has secured a design and build contract to increase the capacity of the Western Treatment Plant in Melbourne, Australia. [Image courtesy of Melbourne Water]
Yorkshire Water has received planning approval from Leeds City Council for the construction of a new £72M sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion facility in Leeds, UK.The contract has been awarded to Black & Veatch with the civil engineering element being delivered by Clugston Construction.The new facility — to be located at Leed’s Knostrop waste water treatment works— will replace the existing sludge and bio-solid incinerator, which was built in 1993, and enable the more efficient and effective treatment of sewage combined with the additional benefit of renewable power production from the waste water effluent. The plant will have a capacity to process 131t of dry sludge daily and will generate enough renewable energy to meet 55% of Knostrop’s energy needs — enough to power 8,000 households.It will also help the company reduce its carbon emissions by 15%, and contribute to achieving the planned target of recycling 94% of the region’s sludge by 2020.The facility is planned to be complete in 2019.
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.
Construction has started on Scotland’s biggest waste water tunnel, using a tunnel boring machine named Daisy.The Shieldhall Tunnel will be constructed for Scottish Water by the Glasgow Tunnel Partnership, run by a commercial joint venture between Costain and Vinci Construction Grands Projets called CVJV.The £100M tunnel measures 5km in length and forms a key part of Scottish Water’s £250M five-year programme of work to enhance river water quality and the natural environment.The 1,000t TBM being used for the projects measures 180m in length and will commence construction on the tunnel between Craigton and Queen’s Park. The machine was named Daisy the Driller by Lewis Bennett of Craigton Primary School, through a competition run by Scottish Water. The TBM is expected to complete its journey and emerge at Queen’s Park after nearly 13 months, when the new tunnel will be connected to the existing network.The cabinet secretary for environment, climate change and land reform Roseanna Cunningham has launched the tunnel boring machine (TBM) for the project.Scottish Water CEO Douglas Millican said: “The Shieldhall Tunnel is the biggest of many projects which are progressing deep beneath the Greater Glasgow area’s streets largely out of sight of most people who live, work and travel here.“Much of the existing waste water infrastructure was built in Victorian times and the modernisation of the system and construction of new underground assets such as the Shieldhall Tunnel will enable Greater Glasgow to realise its above-ground aspirations.”The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.
Finnish construction company YIT has announced that the Mall of Tripla project in Helsinki secured a €300M financial package.The financial package will be provided by a group of banks, including the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), Danske Bank and Handelsbanken.The €600M shopping mall is set to become the largest shopping centre in Finland in terms of the number of retail spaces.It will have 85,000sq m of leasable floor area for a total of 250 tenants, and a car park with 2,300 spaces. The development will feature new solutions for recycling, water treatment and waste processing, allowing the constructors to apply for a Platinum-level LEED certification. The project is expected to be completed in late 2019.
Consultancy company Atkins has won a contract to help Old Oak and Park Royal project to become one of the most sustainable urban developments in the UK.The London-based project will include the construction of over 25,500 new homes with a capacity for 65,000 jobs.Atkins is working with Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and its cost and project management consultancy, Faithful+Gould, to develop environmental sustainability targets for the project.The sustainability targets will be based around urban form and public space, transport, energy, waste and materials, water and green/blue infrastructure themes.Sean Lockie, Faithful+Gould’s sustainability director, said: “Old Oak and Park Royal is a massive opportunity for London to do things that haven’t been done before. “It means creating a vision, which sets out clear goals, such as being healthy to live in, flexible over time, affordable, comfortable, and being energy and resource efficient, and then taking a systematic approach to delivery. “We’ll need to come up with some new business models to achieve this but in doing so we have a great opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.”Atkins will deliver the final sustainability report to OPDC in September 2016.
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.