UK-based support services and construction firm Interserve has secured a contract worth £36.5M to design and build a new secondary school in Monmouthshire, Wales.
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.
Laing O’Rourke and consultancy firm Gleeds have been appointed to develop the £350M Specialist and Critical Care Centre (SCCC) in Llanfrechfa, Wales.
Snowdonia Pumped Hydro (SPH) has secured approval from the UK government to construct a £160M pumped storage facility in North Wales.
UK-based construction firm Willmott Dixon has started construction on the £31M computer science building part of Swansea University’s new £450M Bay Campus in Wales.
Atkins and Arup have been working together with Severn Trent Water to maintain a smooth supply of water from Wales to Birmingham.
John Sisk and Son has been selected as the principal contractor for the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) at Celtic Manor Resort in the UK.
There is a significant risk of severe drought in England and Wales with the potential to disrupt the public water supply sector, according to a Water UK report.
Welsh cabinet secretary for health Vaughan Gething has approved the construction of a healthcare facility in Cwmbran, Wales.
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.
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.