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Atkins agrees £2.1bn takeover terms with SNC-Lavalin

Atkins agrees £2.1bn takeover terms with SNC-Lavalin

21 Apr 2017: The boards of directors of SNC-Lavalin and WS Atkins have reached agreement on the terms and conditions of a takeover deal. more »

Cowi picked for Stockholm scientific hub

 Cowi picked for Stockholm scientific hub

23 Apr 2017: Cowi has been commissioned to help develop a knowledge hub in a parkland setting in Stockholm, Sweden. more »

Contract awarded for $400m Queensland motorway upgrade

Contract awarded for $400m Queensland motorway upgrade

21 Apr 2017: The first stage of the upgrade of Ipswich Motorway in Queensland, Australia, is set to start following the award of a design and build contract. more »

European construction output grows as civil engineering picks up

European construction output grows as civil engineering picks up

21 Apr 2017: Production in the construction sector grew by 6.9% in the Euro area in February compared to January and by 4.4% across the wider EU (EU28). more »

Alstom wins Buenos Aires metro power supply contract

Alstom wins Buenos Aires metro power supply contract

21 Apr 2017: Alstom has won a contract to renew the power supply for Line B of the metro system in Buenos Aires, Argentina. more »

Funding secured for Australian road upgrades

Funding secured for Australian road upgrades

20 Apr 2017: Funding of AU$76.26m (£44.7m) has been released to upgrade four key roads in northern Queensland, Australia. more »

Cape wins Saudi scaffold contract

Cape wins Saudi scaffold contract

20 Apr 2017: Cape’s Saudi subsidiary has won a contract to provide 120,000m2 of suspended scaffold at Saudi Aramco’s Fadhili gas plant. more »

Hong Kong completes link to mega bridge

Hong Kong completes link to mega bridge

19 Apr 2017: A 12km-long tunnel and viaduct link to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be completely connected this month, Hong Kong’s Highways Department has announced. more »

Saudi Arabia awards desalination plant

Saudi Arabia awards desalination plant

19 Apr 2017: A Spanish-Italian JV has won a US$255m (£201m) contract for a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. more »

Salini Impregilo lands $300m Saudi mall deal

Salini Impregilo lands $300m Saudi mall deal

18 Apr 2017: Salini Impregilo has been awarded a US$300m contract for the refurbishment and extension of a shopping centre in Saudi Arabia. more »

Skanska wins Oslo tunnel scheme

Skanska wins Oslo tunnel scheme

23 Apr 2017: Skanska is to renovate two road tunnels in Oslo on behalf of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. more »

Potain makes first Australian delivery of Hup cranes

Potain makes first Australian delivery of Hup cranes

23 Apr 2017: The first Potain Hup cranes in Australia have been delivered to Active Crane Hire of New South Wales. more »

Team picked for €795m Grand Paris Express project

Team picked for €795m Grand Paris Express project

21 Apr 2017: A consortium of Eiffage and Razel-Bec has won a €795m (£666m) contract to build a section of the Grand Paris Express 15 Sud railway line. more »

Saudi Arabia pushes forward with smart city initiative

Saudi Arabia pushes forward with smart city initiative

21 Apr 2017: A ‘smart city’ initiative has been launched in Saudi Arabia. more »

T&T to manage trio of Microsoft projects

T&T to manage trio of Microsoft projects

21 Apr 2017: Turner & Townsend has been chosen to manage three office projects in Scandinavia as part of a global framework agreement with Microsoft. more »

Final girders installed for record-breaking bridge

Final girders installed for record-breaking bridge

20 Apr 2017: The entire deck structure has now been installed for India's longest extradosed bridge. more »

Paul Sheffield to join BAM board

Paul Sheffield to join BAM board

19 Apr 2017: Paul Sheffield, former chief executive of Kier and managing director of Laing O’Rourke, is set to join the supervisory board of Royal BAM Group. more »

Rebuild starts of washed-away Queensland causeway

Rebuild starts of washed-away Queensland causeway

19 Apr 2017: Construction work is getting under way this week to rebuild the John Muntz Causeway in the Australian state of Queensland. more »

Beijing clamps down on use of coatings in construction

Beijing clamps down on use of coatings in construction

18 Apr 2017: The region around Beijing in China is to restrict the use of construction coatings and adhesives in a drive to curb air pollution. more »

Leighton Asia picked for Indian towers

Leighton Asia picked for Indian towers

18 Apr 2017: Leighton Asia is to build three residential towers and a club building in Gurgaon, a financial and industrial hub in India. more »

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