Orion International Group has secured approval from the Gold Coast City Council planning committee to develop the $1.2bn Orion Towers project in Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Two contracts for a project which will link Jumeirah district with Al Khail Road and the Parallel Roads in Dubai at a cost of AED800M ($218M) have been awarded.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) has won a $460M contract for the Afipsky Oil Refinery Expansion Project in Krasnodar [pictured], Russia.
The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $60M contract for Whiting Turner Contracting Company to expand Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport’s Concourse E.
The Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) has awarded four contracts worth a combined value of OMR84.7M ($220M) for infrastructure projects in Duqm, Oman.
Construction on the final section of the £1.3bn Queensferry Crossing deck across the Firth of Forth, in Scotland, has been completed.
A joint venture (JV) of Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, a subsidiary of Sterling Construction Company, and W.W. Clyde has been selected by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to deliver a $139M highway project.
Dubai Contracting Company has been selected by Dubai Properties as the main contractor for the 1/JBR project located at Jumeirah Beach Residence [pictured].
A joint venture of Arabian Construction Company (ACC) and UK-based construction firm Kier has secured a $187M order to construct a residential project in Dubai.
US-based Max J. Kuney Company has been awarded a $93M contract by Sound Transit to construct a light rail station and guideway that will serve the East Link Extension project in the US.
Construction work has started on Sound Transit’s Northgate light rail station, one of three stations set to open in 2021 with the completion of the Northgate Link Extension.Sound Transit has awarded the $174M contract to Absher Construction Company in August 2016. The scope of the work includes the construction of an elevated station at Northgate, a guideway and a parking garage with 450 stalls for transit users.It will also involve the construction of a transit island, located below the south end of the station platform between Northeast 100th and Northeast 103rd Streets, for convenient light rail and bus connections.According to Sound Transit, trains traveling in the 5.6km twin tunnels north to and from the University of Washington station at Husky Stadium will stop at underground stations in the U District and Roosevelt neighborhoods, exit the tunnels at First Avenue Northeast and Northeast 95th and transition to a 1.3km elevated guideway to reach the new station.Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff [speaker in the photo] said: "Within a few years this station will enable many thousands more riders each day to take advantage of fast and reliable travel through some of the most congestion-choked areas of our region."The $1.9bn Northgate Link project extends light rail 6.9km north from the University of Washington to a station next to the King County Northgate Transit Center.
Youssef Ouchagour, construction industry analyst at Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center, looks at some of China’s leading contractors, and projects that they are undertaking in Africa.
Dutch firm Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) has secured a $200M contract from Puget Sound Energy to build a multi-purpose liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and fuelling terminal in Tacoma, Washington.
Strukton International has secured a contract worth €46M from Metro de Santiago to build five underground stations at the new Line 3 metro line under construction in Santiago, Chile.
Qatar’s United Development Company (UDC) has secured QR716M ($197M) worth of contracts to build three new projects at The Pearl-Qatar development.
A consortium of China Railway Construction Corporation, China Railway Group and China Communications Construction Company has won a MYR8.9bn ($2.1bn) contract for a railway project in southern Malaysia.
China Communications Construction Company has won a MYR46bn ($10.9bn) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the East Coast Rail Link project in Malaysia.The 620km rail line, expected to cost MYR55bn ($13.1bn), will include the construction of an east-west trunk railway line in Malaysia, connecting eastern cities and towns with the nation’s capital. Upon completion, the project will connect townships such as Port Klang, ITT (Integrated Transport Terminal) Gombak, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Baru and Tumpat.The rail line, financed by the Export-Import Bank of China, will be delivered in phases. Construction work is expected to commence in early 2017 and be completed in 2022.
India-based highway infrastructure firm Gayatri Projects has secured a INR9.26bn ($139M) contract for the construction of a road project in Bihar, India.
India-based Gayatri Projects in a joint venture with Russian construction firm PTPS has won a INR12.55bn ($188.3M) highway contract in Odisha, India.
A team comprising a Flatiron Constructors/Blythe Development Company joint venture and HDR Engineering has been awarded a $99.2M contract for the reconstruction of a 1.9km stretch of motorway in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.