Tidal Bridge BV, a joint venture (JV) of Strukton International and private equity firm Dutch Expansion Capital (DEC), has started the feasibility study for the Palmerah Tidal Bridge project at Larantuka Strait in Indonesia.
Construction firm Tutor Perini has won four civil projects worth a combined value of $774M in the US.
US-based engineering firm Aecom has secured a design services contract from the Welsh government for a third bridge over the Menai Strait.
Plans for the Garden Bridge project across the River Thames should be abandoned, according to an independent review.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) has won a $460M contract for the Afipsky Oil Refinery Expansion Project in Krasnodar [pictured], Russia.
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.
Construction on the final section of the £1.3bn Queensferry Crossing deck across the Firth of Forth, in Scotland, has been completed.
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has approved a $396M construction contract award and a $475M bond authorization to finance the Scudder Falls (I-95) Bridge Replacement Project in the US.
Flatiron Constructors has been awarded a $145.3M contract by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to design and build a new bridge at Rodanthe in North Carolina, US.
The longest suspension bridge in Africa, according to Cowi and Gauff Engineering, is currently under construction in Mozambique and will link the capital city of Maputo with the Catembe district.
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.
The governor of Maryland, US has approved $765M in financing for the construction of a new Potomac River crossing from Charles County in Maryland to King George County, Virginia.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €270M loan to the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) to refurbish a road segment in Poland.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of India have signed a $500M loan for the construction of a new road bridge across the Ganges River in India.
A joint venture of Skanska and construction firm MT Højgaard Group has won a contract to build the Hisingsbron bridge over the river Göta älv in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A consortium formed by Acciona Infrastructure, Italy-based Rizzani de Eccher and Belgian firm BESIX has secured a €133M contract for the Frederikssund Link highway project in Denmark.
China Railway Group, through its subsidiaries, has won a RMB8.1bn ($1.2bn) contract for the construction of a large railway section in Laos.
Work has started on the Mersey Gateway’s main bridge deck, with two bridge building machines launched in the Mersey Estuary in Liverpool, UK.The form traveller machines have moved apart for the first time at the construction site’s south pylon, enabling the construction of the 1,000m-long, £1.75bn six-lane toll bridge deck across the River Mersey — to connect Runcorn and Widnes.The 270t machines — which act as concrete moulds — were assembled at the south pylon earlier this year before being lifted to their starting position at around 25m above the riverbed. Construction teams then cast a pier table — a rectangular shaped platform — around the bridge pylon before preparing to start work on the main bridge deck. Kyuyoung Choi, Merseylink’s operations manager for the main crossing, said of the building process: “Each segment of the bridge deck is made in the same way. Reinforced steel is placed into the mould and we then pour around 130cb m of concrete inside to create each segment.“From the third segment onwards, we install the connection boxes, which are called ‘delta frames’, for the steel stay cables, which are then attached to the upper pylon. The form travellers, which are powered by a hydraulic system, then move forward on a set of rails to the next position and the process is repeated.“The deck segments are cast simultaneously, which allows the bridge deck to ‘grow’ from either side of the pylons until it meets the connecting bridge deck and the structure is complete.”Three pairs of form travellers will be used to build the deck and each pair will operate as a unit — the machines will be launched from the north pylon later this month and from the central pylon in October.They will precast 154 deck segments — each being around 33m wide, 6m long, and taking a week to construct. Cllr Rob Polhill, leader of Halton Borough Council, said: “The three bridge pylons under construction are already giving us a glimpse of a much anticipated view of what will be become a landmark structure in our borough and indeed across the north west.“The launch of the form traveller marks the next, thrilling stage of the project and I’m excited to see the bridge deck emerging across the river.”Work on the bridge deck is expected to finish in summer 2017 with the new bridge opening in autumn 2017.
Construction is set to start on the new A487 bypass project in North Wales in the second half of 2017.Balfour Beatty and Jones Brothers (Ruthin) have been selected as the design and build contractors for the £90M project, with construction work due to commence following a public inquiry.The 9.8km carriageway will stretch from Caernarfon to Bontnewydd, with work involving the construction of 22 structures including culverts and seven bridges.The project — previously delayed due to wildlife concerns — has now progressed with the Welsh government issuing draft orders, and allowing individuals and organisations to submit objections to the route.The project is currently anticipated to be complete in late 2019.
The Third Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey has opened to traffic.The hybrid cable-stayed bridge is part of the $5bn Northern Marmara Highway project that will link the cities of Odayeri and Paşaköy. The $3bn bridge — built in less than three years by IC Ictas and Astaldi consortium — holds the following records: • The only suspension bridge in the world with a deck that includes eight lanes for motorway and two railway lines at the same level; • The widest suspension bridge in the world at 59m; • The tallest A-shaped towers in the world at 322m — taller than the Eiffel tower; • The longest suspension bridge in the world with a deck that features a railway line. Paolo Astaldi, chairman of Astaldi Group, said: “The Third Bosphorus Bridge is a bridge of firsts that brings the industry of professional engineering to new heights. “Astaldi is proud to have played a leading role in this ground-breaking project that demanded the very best in engineering skill and advanced technology.“The bridge will not only bring new growth to the region and alleviate traffic pressure within Istanbul, but it will also create a new important link between Europe and Asia.”Construction work on the remaining sections of the motorway is underway.