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Caterpillar confirms closure of Belgian plant

29 Mar 2017: Caterpillar has confirmed to the Belgian authorities that it plans to go ahead with the closure of its Gosselies plant, which will lead to the collective dismissal of about 2,000 employees. more »

Plans move forward for Stockholm tunnel

29 Mar 2017: Cowi has been chosen to carry out the evaluation and detailed design of a tunnel for both road traffic and public transport in Stockholm, Sweden. more »

Terex sells Indian backhoe business

29 Mar 2017: Manitou has agreed to buy India-based Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL). more »

Greece to upgrade regional airports

29 Mar 2017: Greece has secured €280m (£235m) in funding to help finance upgrades to 14 regional airports. more »

Bouygues team launches BIM guide

28 Mar 2017: Four construction businesses have teamed up to develop a guide to verification processes in building information modelling (BIM). more »

South Korea reports strong construction growth

28 Mar 2017: Construction output in South Korea grew by 10.5% last year. more »

Faroe Islands fleet gets new Grove crane

28 Mar 2017: A Faroe Islands contractor has expanded its fleet with the addition of a Grove GMK5250L mobile crane. more »

Cowi to buy Swedish project management firm

27 Mar 2017: Cowi has agreed to buy Stockholm-based Projektbyrån, which specialises in project management services. more »

RMD Kwikform supplies formwork for HK mega bridge

27 Mar 2017: RMD Kwikform has provided specialist formwork and shoring systems for a section of the £6.5bn Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge (HKZMB). more »

Bechtel and GE Hitachi pursue nuclear decommissioning work

24 Mar 2017: Bechtel and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy have teamed up to target nuclear decommissioning projects in Germany and Sweden. more »

Tender awarded for record-breaking Turkish solar power plant

24 Mar 2017: The contract has been awarded for a solar power plant with the capacity to supply more than 600,000 households in Turkey. more »

Sacyr signs up to build Bolivian cement plant

24 Mar 2017: A consortium led by Sacyr Industrial is to build a new cement plant in Bolivia under a US$241m (£187m) contract. more »

Bouygues to use VR in safety training

23 Mar 2017: Successful trials of a virtual reality (VR) training module have convinced Bouygues of the potential for wider use. more »

Parsons picked for UAE airport expansion

23 Mar 2017: Parsons has won the project management contract for Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates. more »

Laing O’Rourke quits Aussie LNG site over unpaid bills

23 Mar 2017: About 800 people have been demobilised by Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction from an LNG project in Australia as the company says it has not been paid for months. more »

Hong Kong seeks to boost supply of skilled workers

23 Mar 2017: Hong Kong’s government and Construction Industry Council are to work together to explore ways of increasing the supply of skilled workers to meet the manpower demand for capital works projects. more »

Engineering contracts signed for world’s longest immersed tunnel

22 Mar 2017: Two engineering teams have signed contracts to provide consultancy services and technical support for the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel project linking Germany and Denmark. more »

New Zealand construction firms struggle to fill vacancies

22 Mar 2017: Construction firms in New Zealand have a high proportion of hard-to-fill vacancies, according to latest government data. more »

Agreement reached for Brisbane bypass project

22 Mar 2017: Road developer Transurban and has reached an agreement with Brisbane City Council to fund and deliver the AU$60m (£36m) upgrade of the Inner City Bypass (ICB) in the Australian city. more »

Tunnel realignment delays HK road scheme

21 Mar 2017: The completion date of a complex road scheme in Hong Kong has been pushed back to allow for realignment of a section of tunnel. more »

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