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Plan unveiled for €300m Eiffel Tower revamp

Plan unveiled for €300m Eiffel Tower revamp

16 Jan 2017: The mayor of Paris has announced that she is seeking council approval for a €300m (£262m) programme of enhancements to the Eiffel Tower. more »

Boskalis wins €480m Oman port scheme

Boskalis wins €480m Oman port scheme

16 Jan 2017: Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a letter of intent for the award of a €480m (£419m) contract for work at Duqm port in Oman. more »

Atlas Copco to sell Dynapac business

Atlas Copco to sell Dynapac business

13 Jan 2017: Atlas Copco has announced that it plans to sell its road construction equipment business, which operates under the Dynapac trade name. more »

Financing secured for Uganda-Rwanda highway

Financing secured for Uganda-Rwanda highway

13 Jan 2017: African Development Bank has signed loan agreements to finance an express highway project that will link Uganda and Rwanda. more »

Hong Kong plans 1.5km of underground shopping streets

Hong Kong plans 1.5km of underground shopping streets

12 Jan 2017: The Hong Kong government has announced plans to build 1.5km of underground shopping streets. more »

Van Oord lands $400m Angolan reclamation contract

Van Oord lands $400m Angolan reclamation contract

11 Jan 2017: The design and construction of the Marginal da Corimba project in Luanda, Angola, has been awarded to a consortium of Van Oord and Urbinveste - Promoção e Projectos Imobiliários. more »

Telford steel manufacturer supplies Zaha Hadid Cyprus project

Telford steel manufacturer supplies Zaha Hadid Cyprus project

11 Jan 2017: Telford-based manufacturer Fabweld Steel Products (FSP) has completed a €50,000 (£43,500) contract to supply access covers to a project in Cyprus designed by the firm of award-winning architect, the late Zaha Hadid. more »

Black & Veatch team picked for Bangkok power project

Black & Veatch team picked for Bangkok power project

10 Jan 2017: A consortium of Black & Veatch, Sumitomo and ITD has won a contract to build new substations to improve the reliability of the power supply for industrial users in Bangkok, Thailand. more »

Beijing targets prefabrication

Beijing targets prefabrication

9 Jan 2017: At least 30% of new buildings in the Chinese city of Beijing are expected to be prefabricated by 2020, the city’s Municipal Commission of Housing & Urban-rural Development has announced. more »

Skanska to build world's most northerly energy-positive office

Skanska to build world's most northerly energy-positive office

9 Jan 2017: Skanska has signed a NOK370m (£35m) contract to build what is said to be the world's northernmost energy-positive office building. more »

Irish construction ends 2016 on a positive note

Irish construction ends 2016 on a positive note

16 Jan 2017: Activity in Ireland’s construction sector continued to rise sharply at the end of 2016 amid a faster expansion of new orders. more »

First projects launched for Copenhagen Airport expansion

First projects launched for Copenhagen Airport expansion

13 Jan 2017: Two construction projects with a combined price tag of DKK1.2bn (£140m) have been launched to kick off work on the expansion of Copenhagen Airport. more »

Skanska wins Californian freeway upgrade

Skanska wins Californian freeway upgrade

13 Jan 2017: A joint venture of Skanska, Flatiron and Stacy & Witbeck has won a US$220m (£180m) contract to carry out upgrades to a freeway in US state of California. more »

Laing O’Rourke team scoops $417m Australian highway

Laing O’Rourke team scoops $417m Australian highway

12 Jan 2017: A joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and BGC Contracting has landed a AU$417m (£253m) road construction contract in Western Australia (WA). more »

WSP announces 7km ‘living’ transport lab

WSP announces 7km ‘living’ transport lab

12 Jan 2017: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has announced a partnership for what it says will be the world’s first ‘living transport lab’ for connected technology. more »

UAE sets out £134bn green energy plan

UAE sets out £134bn green energy plan

11 Jan 2017: The prime minister of the UAE has set out an AED600bn (£134bn) energy strategy spanning the next three decades. more »

Ferrovial team picked for Portuguese hydro plant

 Ferrovial team picked for Portuguese hydro plant

11 Jan 2017: A consortium headed by Ferrovial Agroman has won a contract worth €80m (£69.7m) to build the Gouvaes hydroelectric plant in Portugal. more »

Promising Hyperloop corridors identified

Promising Hyperloop corridors identified

9 Jan 2017: An open call to find the best potential routes for futuristic Hyperloop transport corridors has been narrowed down to 35 semi-finalists, including proposals from the UK, USA and India. more »

Mexico awards $4.2bn airport contract

Mexico awards $4.2bn airport contract

9 Jan 2017: A Mexican-Spanish consortium has landed a US$4.2bn (£3.4bn) contract to build the terminal for Mexico City’s new airport. more »

Shenzhen unveils plan for vast metro expansion

Shenzhen unveils plan for vast metro expansion

6 Jan 2017: The Chinese city of Shenzhen has said that it will have a 1,142km metro network by the end of 2030. more »

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