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Laing O’Rourke gets started on $417m Aussie road scheme

Laing O’Rourke gets started on $417m Aussie road scheme

26 May 2017: Construction is kicking off this month on a Laing O’Rourke project to free up congested roads in Western Australia. more »

Volunteers from Balfour Beatty and Motts build Rwandan footbridge

Volunteers from Balfour Beatty and Motts build Rwandan footbridge

26 May 2017: Volunteers from Balfour Beatty and Mott MacDonald are heading out to Rwanda next month to build a footbridge. more »

Green light for 30km Indian metro scheme

Green light for 30km Indian metro scheme

25 May 2017: The Indian government’s cabinet has approved a 30km metro rail project aimed at encouraging people to move to satellite towns outside of Delhi. more »

Support secured for $829m African dam project

Support secured for $829m African dam project

24 May 2017: Malawi and Tanzania have agreed to work together on the development of a US$829m (£638m) multipurpose dam project. more »

Heijmans picked for Utrecht housing scheme

Heijmans picked for Utrecht housing scheme

24 May 2017: Heijmans has won a tender to develop and build 125 homes in Leidsche Rijn Centrum district of Utrecht in the Netherlands. more »

Multiplex begins work on Perth museum

Multiplex begins work on Perth museum

23 May 2017: Multiplex is starting work on a major new museum in the Australian city of Perth that will create 1,800 construction jobs over the next few years. more »

Sydney's Darling Exchange gets green light

Sydney's Darling Exchange gets green light

22 May 2017: Lendlease has received planning approval for a new landmark civic building with a curved timber exterior. more »

New Jacobs JV for Saudi Arabia

New Jacobs JV for Saudi Arabia

22 May 2017: Saudi Aramco and Jacobs have agreed to set up a joint venture for social infrastructure projects across Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region. more »

Amnesty reports continued worker abuse in Qatar

Amnesty reports continued worker abuse in Qatar

19 May 2017: Abuse of migrant workers remains widespread in Qatar, said Amnesty International in an announcement timed to coincide with the first match at the country’s newly redeveloped flagship stadium. more »

Vestas to open wind turbine research centre in Portugal

Vestas to open wind turbine research centre in Portugal

19 May 2017: Vestas is to open a new engineering design centre in Portugal to develop core technology for its wind turbine products. more »

BAM signs for Dublin student digs

BAM signs for Dublin student digs

26 May 2017: BAM Ireland has signed a €43m (£37m) contract to build a 296-bed student accommodation block in Dublin. more »

Spanish stadium to get new roof

Spanish stadium to get new roof

25 May 2017: An engineering contract has been awarded in preparation for replacement of the roof of a Spanish stadium that was a venue for the 1982 FIFA World Cup. more »

Concrete retested at HK mega bridge following arrests over corruption

Concrete retested at HK mega bridge following arrests over corruption

24 May 2017: Urgent checks are being carried out on Hong Kong’s portion of a major new bridge to allay public concern following the arrests of 21 people for allegedly faking the original tests. more »

Besix signs for Rotterdam tower

Besix signs for Rotterdam tower

24 May 2017: Besix has signed a contract for the engineering and construction of a 100m-tall residential tower alongside the River Maas in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. more »

Cowi team picked for Bangladesh tunnel project

Cowi team picked for Bangladesh tunnel project

23 May 2017: ​​Cowi has been awarded a contract to check the design and construction of a US$530m (£406m) tunnel in Bangladesh. more »

Motts wins role on Japan’s largest solar farm

Motts wins role on Japan’s largest solar farm

23 May 2017: Pacifico Energy has appointed Mott MacDonald as owner’s engineer for what will be Japan’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to date. more »

Chinese contractor picked for Africa’s tallest building

Chinese contractor picked for Africa’s tallest building

22 May 2017: A consortium of China Railway Construction International and local contractor TGCC is to build a 250m-tall tower in Rabat, Morocco. more »

Hong Kong mulls 17 floating solar farms

Hong Kong mulls 17 floating solar farms

19 May 2017: Black & Veatch has been appointed by the Hong Kong government to explore the possibility of installing extensive floating solar farms on reservoirs. more »

John Holland picked for hospital revamp

John Holland picked for hospital revamp

19 May 2017: John Holland has won the contract to redevelop a private hospital in Ipswich in the Australian state of Queensland. more »

India approves 10 more nuclear plants

India approves 10 more nuclear plants

18 May 2017: India has approved construction of a package of 10 additional pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) to the country’s latest design. more »

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