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Ferrovial lands $1.8bn Melbourne contract

6 Nov 2017: A Ferrovial-led team has been named as the preferred bidder for the AU$1.8bn (£1.05bn) Western Roads Upgrade project in Melbourne, Australia. more »

Work begins on final section of $1bn Western Australian link

6 Nov 2017: CPB Contractors has begun construction of the third and final section of the NorthLink Western Australia project. more »

WSP buys Colombian consultant

3 Nov 2017: WSP has bought a Colombia-based multidisciplinary consulting firm. more »

Grimshaw opens office in Dubai

3 Nov 2017: The official launch has taken place this week of Grimshaw’s Dubai office. more »

Report lays out options for troubled $10bn Canadian hydro scheme

3 Nov 2017: An inquiry report on a troubled dam scheme in Canada warns that the project’s completion may be late and that the cost may soar to more than CA$10bn (£5.9bn). more »

Texas seeks US$61bn towards post-Harvey rebuild

3 Nov 2017: The US state of Texas is asking for more than US$61bn (£46.3bn) in extra federal assistance for rebuilding public infrastructure following Hurricane Harvey. more »

Vinci buys two power grid specialists

2 Nov 2017: Vinci Energies has agreed to buy two European companies that specialise in electrical grids. more »

TBM hunt starts for $11bn Melbourne metro

2 Nov 2017: An international search is under way to find a supplier for the four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) needed to build a major metro project in Melbourne, Australia. more »

Ramboll expands in Finland with three acquisitions

2 Nov 2017: Ramboll bought three consultancies in Finland this week. more »

Hill secures role on Cairo Metro

2 Nov 2017: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has appointed Hill International to provide project management services and technical assistance for the latest phase of the Cairo Metro - Line 3 project in Egypt. more »

Philippines ramps up use of hybrid PPPs

1 Nov 2017: The Philippines government is moving to a new ‘hybrid’ type of public-private partnerships to help speed the roll-out of major infrastructure projects. more »

Polish roads hat-trick for Strabag

1 Nov 2017: Strabag’s Polish subsidiaries have landed a trio of road construction contracts with a combined value of €170m (£149.5m). more »

FCC’s profits grow

31 Oct 2017: FCC has reported a profit of €153.5m (£135.5m) for the first nine months of this year, a turnaround from the €179.4 loss in the same period of 2016. more »

Australian union hit with maximum fine over site stoppages

31 Oct 2017: Australia’s Federal Court has imposed the maximum penalty on a construction union that repeatedly stopped work on a Commonwealth Games project. more »

Shenzhen to test smart lamp posts

31 Oct 2017: The Chinese city of Shenzhen is to conduct a trial of smart lamp posts that incorporate features such as CCTV in a bid to reduce the amount of street furniture. more »

Fatal construction traffic accident results in $45m pay-out

31 Oct 2017: A jury in the US state of Florida has entered a US$45m (£34m) damages verdict in a case concerning a fatal crash involving a highway contractor. more »

‘Speed dating’ event helps Irish subbies find hospital work

30 Oct 2017: More than 200 subcontractors from all over Ireland have attended a ‘meet the buyer’ event for a new children’s hospital. more »

Eiffage team wins Djibouti desalination project

30 Oct 2017: Eiffage is to build a major desalination plant to serve the city and country of Djibouti. more »

Shovels hit the ground on $400m Queensland motorway

30 Oct 2017: Construction work has kicked off on the first stage of the Ipswich Motorway upgrade in Queensland, Australia. more »

Balfour completes Heery sale

30 Oct 2017: Balfour Beatty has now completed the sale of Heery International to CBRE, which it announced earlier this month. more »

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