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Balfour Beatty wins 180m of Heathrow airport work

Over a three-year period, the company will maintain and upgrade Terminals 1, 2 and 4 as one of Heathrow's four frameworks, part of a total investment package of £1.5 billion.

Balfour Beatty wins additional £78m North Carolina rail contract

The 9.3 mile Blue Line extension in Charlotte, NC, is in addition to the £63m (US$106m) million civils contract won in February for the Blue Line Capacity Expansion Project

Van Oord to build €1.3bn Dutch offshore windfarm

Gemini, one of the world's largest offshore wind projects, will supply renewable energy to 785,000 households starting from 2017, as Holland seeks to increase the share of renewable energy

Lend Lease wins $590m Australia highway upgrade

The work on the Cooroy to Curra Section A project in Queensland will double capacity, replacing a two-lane section of the Bruce Highway with a four-lane dual carriageway

Kier signs on for £130m Anglian Water contracts

Kier has been named preferred bidder for two new long-term contracts with Anglian Water under its AMP6 programme. Both contracts begin in 2015 and are expected to run for 15 years

China Railway Construction Corp signs $13.1bn Nigeria railway contract

The state-backed company will construct a 1,385km line reaching speeds of up to 120km/h as China unveils $12bn-plus aid package for the continent focused on infrastructure development

The future of London's skyline

With Britain finally emerging from the financial crisis, several delayed multi-million projects are back on track, with some already establishing themselves in one of the world's most famous city skylines

Balfour Beatty wins £115m of work with Anglian Water

The contract is for the entire five-year regulatory period, from 2015 to 2020, with extensions which could take it to 2030, to provide design and construction services across the whole of the utility provider's region

Leighton JV wins A$1.16bn Hong Kong immigration building contract

Leighton Asia and Hong Kong construction company Chun Wo will build a 30 metre passenger clearance building on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge

Acciona awarded €77m Mexico power plant contract

The Spanish group was chosen by Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission to design, procure, build and commission a 46.8MW thermal power station in the state of Baja California Sur

Turley leads on Liverpool Football Club stadium expansion plans

Outline proposals for the Anfield Road Stand provide for an increase in its capacity of around 4,800 seats as well as regeneration of the wider Anfield area

Skanska to create 1,500 new jobs in the UK

One of Britian's largest contractors is adding employees in a range of sectors to fuel a period of planned growth and expansion

Ferrovial JV in pole position for $665m US highway construction contract

Ferrovial, through a consortium led by its subsidiary Cintra Infraestructuras has been named apparent best value proposer to design, build and finance 26 miles (41.8 kilometres) of the I-77 in North Carolina (US), and operate and maintain it under a concession contract.

Substation modernises with latest design technology

The Pacific Gas and Electric company turned to Bentley Systems to modernise its ageing substation infrastructure

Ferrovial-Acciona consortium named preferred bidder for Pacific Highway Upgrade in Australia

Ferrovial and Acciona have been selected to design and build a 19.5 kilometre section of the highway in New South Wales. The project is Ferrovial's first major infrastructure contract in Australia

Vinci JV lands €850 million design-build contract for new Doha motorway

Joint Venture between QDVC and Qatari Bin Omran Trading & Contracting was awarded the second works phase of a new motorway on the outskirts of the Qatari city

UK Nuclear Decommissioning Agency awards £7bn contract to Babcock and Fluor

The joint venture fended off competition from three rival consortiums and will now take responsibility for the clean-up of some of Britain's oldest nuclear sites over the next 14 years

Peru awards €5.7bn Lima Subway contract

A consortium led by Finmeccanica and ACS will build the 35km line after competitors withdrew from the race

Baflour Beatty and Jardine Matheson joint venture wins £100m Singapore contract

The Gammon Construction Limited JV will construct Havelock Station for the city's Mass Rapid Transit system, due for completion in 2021

Habtoor Leighton Group JV wins $1.7 billion road building project in Qatar

HLG and Al Faber will design and build the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route near Doha for Qatar's Public Works Authority

Two large Australian roads contracts for Lend Lease

The Sydney-based contractor will team up with Bougues for Transurban's A$2.65bn NorthConnex Motorway project and deliver upgrades to the Pacific Highway

Larsen & Toubro wins $600m Doha Road contract

The Transportation Infrastructure Business of the Dubai-based conglomerate will deliver a 1km road consisting of 10 lanes and four future lane sections with additional collectors/distributor roads, frontage roads and ramps

FCC consortium to build Doha Metro line

The Spanish company leads three other contractors in the €506 million euro contract for the red line in Qatar

Balfour Beatty reports 'disappointing' results

The international infrastructure group's underlying pre-tax profit fell 32 percent on the back of difficult UK market conditions and an Australian mining downturn

Are US bridges accidents waiting to happen?

Due to poor infrastructure and lack of state funding, as many as 18,000 bridges in the US are still in use despite structural deficiencies

Crossrail launches its final TBM

Tunnel boring machine Ellie has broken ground in East London with the tunnelling project beyond its halfway stage

Balfour and Heathrow welcome largest plane to Terminal 2B

The contractor joined with its client, the UK's largest airport, to welcome the world's largest passenger airliner to new Terminal 2B for the first time

Atkins wins Chinese airport contract

The global engineering company is celebrating what it calls "the start of a successful Chinese partnership" with the Qingdao airport project win, in partnership with China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute

The rail projects transforming travel

These three massive money metro constructions will bring state of the art systems to cities from London to Riyadh

Balfour JV wins Abu Dhabi airport contract

The £58.4 million joint venture contract involves Mechanical Engineering services on the new sustainable Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building

Bombardier wins £1bn TfL contract

The Canadian multinational will provide 65 trains for the Crossrail project as well as a new depot at Burnt Oak, creating and supporting jobs and apprenticeships

The world's biggest infrastructure projects

A beautifully rendered look at some of the world's largest and most expensive infrastructure projects aimed at delivering the next generation of travel

Laing O'Rourke wins major London rail contract

The company will deliver capacity upgrades of railway facilities at Willesden, in the North West of the city as part of the ongoing £320 million London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme

Ferrovial awarded Brazil toll road widening project

Ferrovial Agroman, a Ferrovial construction subsidiary has been awarded batches 6 and 7 of the "Duplicação da Serra do Cafezal" project on the Régis Bittencourt highway, BR-116, in consortium with Toniolo, Busnello

Vinci resumes Greek motorway work

After three years of work with financial partners and the Greek government, refinancing is complete and construction has recommenced on the two road stretches totalling 605 km

AECOM wins $116 million Hong Kong tunnel contract

The LA-headquartered multinational has been awarded consultancy contracts for the Tseung Kwan O to Lam Tin Tunnel in Hong Kong

NCC to construct Norway expressway

The Swedish firm won the $135 million contract to build 6.25 kilometres of the E18 Expresssway, 30 kilometres south of Oslo

Balfour/Graham JV wins £343m Denver rail job

The contractors won a contract with Graham Contracting for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver USA to initiate the first phase of design and construction on the North Metro Rail Line project

The legal necessities of wind turbine construction

As energy prices reach an all-time high, businesses and homeowners alike are looking towards renewable energy to relieve the monetary burden. Jim Drysdale, a partner at Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers, discusses the legal issues and practicalities of wind turbine construction

Salini Impreglio awarded AU$340m Sydney rail contract

The Italian contractor returns to Australia after 25 years to design and construct the Skytrain viaduct among other surface construction works

Vinci wins Atlanta Northwest Corridor contract

Subsidiary was awarded a highway project valued at $600 million and two additional 48 km toll lanes

Skanska gets green light for M1 J19

Contract has been finalised with the Highways Agency for M1 junction 19, with completion targeted for autumn/winter 2016-17

UK Government's £119 billion construction plans

In the UK, where the construction industry has been performing well recently, the Government has committed a huge cash sum to boosting the sector, including education, homes and roads

Markit: German construction sector continues to rise

The following is a report by industry surveyors Markit, which shows that the construction sector in Germany expanded for the seventh month in a row in November

John Holland wins Bruce Highway flood mitigation work

The $112m Queensland Government contract involves the construction of an elevated crossing of the Yeppen floodplain directly adjacent to the existing Bruce Highway

Illinois Tollway awards $40.1 million contracts in November

To date, nearly $945 million in contracts have been approved for work on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project

Amnesty report claims Qatar human rights abuses

As construction is set to begin on the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums, a 166-page report unpicks complex contractual chains and reveals widespread and routine abuse of migrant workers - in some cases amounting to forced labour

Goethals Bridge replacement deal finalised for $1.5bn

A public-private partnership will fund construction of the new, wider bridge linking Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Staten Island, New York and demolition of the existing one

Balfour Beatty JV wins £148m Singapore rail contracts

Land Transport Authority has awarded an £87million contract for the design and construction of the Mayflower Station on The Thomson Line and SMRT Trains has awarded a £61million contract for track system replacement on the North-South Line

UK's biggest future infrastructure projects

The cost of High Speed 2 may be spiralling, but it is undeniable that ambitious projects such as these have the potential to change the way people travel in the UK


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