Luxembourg-based integrated steel and mining company ArcelorMittal and Chicago-based LanzaTech have broken ground on a €150m project at the steel company’s site in Ghent, Belgium, to convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol.
L&T Construction, the construction arm of L&T, has won orders valued at INR22.1bn ($327.6m) across two business segments.
Saipem, in joint venture with CTCI Corporation, has won a $925m onshore engineering and construction (E&C) contract from PTT LNG Company the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the Nong Fab terminal for the receipt, storage and regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Thailand.
Upstream gas company Sound Energy has signed an agreement with a consortium comprising Enagas, Elecnor and Fomento under which the latter will take up the front-end engineering and design (FEED) and construction and financing of the infrastructure to commercialise the company’s existing gas discovery in Eastern Morocco.
Nord Stream 2 has received construction permit for the Russian section of a pipeline to supply Russian natural gas to the European Union (EU) market through the Baltic Sea, and also to construct and operate the pipeline system in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Canadian engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin has signed an agreement with Project Development & Management International (PDMI) of Oman to design and deliver a $1.5bn greenfield chlor-alkali PVC plant in Oman.
Indian infrastructure company Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), in a joint venture with Bangladeshi construction company MAX Group, has won a $110m contract for civil works of Turbine Island for Unit 1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh.
The state government of Queensland, Australia has granted approval for the $1bn Lacour Energy wind farm project at Clarke Creek.
Chilean company Trends Industrial and UAE-based Almar Water Solutions have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a $500m solar-powered desalination plant for the Atacama region in Chile.
The government has said that the UK’s next nuclear new build plant will be established by Horizon Nuclear Power, a subsidiary of Hitachi of Japan, at Wylfa Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and initiate talks with the developer for a stake in the £20bn project.
Japanese company Toyo Engineering has won a contract from Obayashi Kamisu Biomass Power Generation to construct a 50MW-class biomass power plant jointly with Obayashi Corporation in Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Dutch Development Bank FMO will provide $330m to Osmangazi Elektrik Dagitim (OEDAS) to upgrade and expand the electricity distribution network in Turkey’s Osmangazi region in western Anatolia.
UK-based infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has secured two contracts worth £43.5m from Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission for the construction of Beauly to Keith 132kV overhead line and cabling works in Scotland, UK.
Van Oord, a Dutch company that specialises in dredging and land reclamation, has been appointed as preferred contractor for a 640MW offshore wind project in Taiwan.
The National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended the government to approve a variance to the North Montney Mainline Project certificate that was issued earlier, to facilitate construction on the proposed CAD1.4bn ($1.07bn) natural gas project in northeast British Columbia.
Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and Bord na Móna have reached financial close on the €160m Oweninny wind farm project in North County Mayo, Ireland.
Technology group Wärtsilä has achieved financial close and secured building permits for an LNG terminal to be built at the Finnish Port of Hamina under a turnkey contract.
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has appointed the Kier Graham joint venture (JV) to its new £750m Clyde Commercial Framework (CCF).
Swedish power utility Vattenfall has begun construction on the Blakliden/Fäbodberget wind farm in Sweden that will entail an investment of SEK3.5bn ($402m).
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.