A joint venture (JV) of Aveng Grinaker-LTA and Strabag has been awarded a ZAR1.63bn ($125m) contract by the South African National Roads Agency SOC (SANRAL) for the construction of Mtentu bridge in South Africa.
Canadian Solar has secured $97M in debt financing from Prudential Capital Group for its 92MWp IS-42 solar power project near Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Australia-based Infigen Energy has secured financing for the 113.2MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales, Australia.
RCR Tomlinson in collaboration with Manildra Prop Pty has won an $85M contract to design and construct a major utility solar farm at Manildra in New South Wales, Australia.
Armada Hoffler Properties has partnered with Spandrel Development Partners to build new purpose-built student apartments in downtown Charleston [pictured], South Carolina.
Asia-Pacific has the largest power generation construction pipeline out of the major regions, with $1.67 trillion worth of investments, according to a new report.
High Point University (HPU), based in North Carolina, US, is set to proceed with the construction of a $100M facility that will feature a basketball arena, a conference centre and a boutique hotel.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has broken ground on Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) second phase of the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar system in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
Renewable energy development company Carbon Cycle Energy (C2e) has broken ground on its $100M utility-scale biogas facility in North Carolina, US.
Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected by Holder Properties to construct phase 1 of the new Blackbaud corporate campus in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Fallon Company has been selected master developer by the Horizon Development Properties (HDP) for the redevelopment of the Strawn Cottages site in North Carolina.
Campus Apartments, a US-based student accommodation provider, has unveiled three new student housing projects comprising over 1,700 beds in Tennessee, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Michelin North America is set to construct a $270M new distribution centre near Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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.
Spring Ridge Constructors (SRC) has been selected as the lead contractor by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for a $5bn natural gas transmission pipeline project in the US.
Medical University of South Carolina has broken ground on the $385M Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion in South Carolina.The 10-storey project will include paediatric procedural-surgical capacities, including rooms for bronchoscopy, endoscopy, surgery and interventional radiology.The development will include a dedicated floor for the care of children with cancer and a comprehensive paediatric heart centre.It will also feature two obstetrical operating rooms, a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 82 private rooms, and an advanced fetal care centre.Medical University of South Carolina’s president David Cole said: “We awarded degrees to more students than ever before, and are on pace to bring in more than $250M in sponsored research funding.”The development is scheduled to open in 2019.
Mercedes-Benz Vans has started construction of a new $500M plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.The new plant is an expansion of the existing 409,000sq ft van assembly site, which will cover around an additional 112,000sq m along with a 260,000sq m marshalling yard for finished vehicles.Mercedes-Benz Vans’ head of operations Frank Klein said: "Our new Sprinter plant is a big leap into the future of production at Mercedes-Benz Vans. "We are combining all of our global expertise and experience in this plant. In doing so, we make it one of the most advanced facilities in North America. The plant will meet the highest standards in quality, based on our globally standardized production system — from the first vehicle that rolls off the assembly line."The facility is scheduled to commence production before the end of the decade and create 1,300 jobs in the region.
CSX is set to build a new $160M intermodal terminal in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.The terminal, known as Carolina Connector, will transfer containerised cargo between trains and trucks and will initially process more than 260,000 containers annually,North Carolina’s governor Pat McCrory said: “This historic project is part of our 25-year vision for transportation because it facilitates efficient and cost-effective movement of goods, which is critical for job creation and economic growth.“The Carolina Connector will be a game-changer for our state’s economy, supporting North Carolina’s agriculture, ports and position as the Southeast’s No. 1 state for manufacturing jobs.”During construction, the project is expected to create 300 short-term jobs in engineering, technical services and construction. The terminal is expected to open in 2020 and create 1,500 jobs throughout North Carolina as a result of its operations.
Tunnelling work has commenced on the WestConnex M4 East motorway in New South Wales, Australia. Four road headers have been placed underground to start work on the first WestConnex tunnel. Construction work will be carried out in both directions to create the 5.5km tunnels that will link Homebush with Haberfield, in the first stage of WestConnex.The section between Homebush Bay Drive and Underwood Road is surface motorway, while the rest is twin 5.3m-high tunnels — three lanes in each direction from Homebush to Haberfield.New South Wales premier Mike Baird said: “This is a milestone event for the congestion-busting WestConnex motorway, which will deliver more than $20bn in benefits to NSW and create 10,000 jobs during construction.“Sydney can’t wait a minute longer for WestConnex which will cut 40 minutes from a typical journey between Parramatta and Sydney Airport, and bypass up to 52 sets of traffic lights.”New South Wales minister for roads and freight Duncan Gay said that the government was getting on with delivering much-needed infrastructure for Sydney’s growing population, with tunnelling starting at four different sites over the coming months to build the M4 East, which will open to motorists in 2019.Upon completion, WestConnex will join the M4 and M5 in a continuous motorway with connections at Rozelle, Camperdown, St Peters and Sydney Airport.