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Strabag and Hochtief land Copenhagen metro expansion

13/06/2014: A joint venture led by Strabag subsidiary Züblin has won the contract to build a new metro line in Copenhagen. more »

Hong Kong’s MTRC set to explain delays to three new lines

13/06/2014: Work on three new lines in Hong Kong has been delayed due to various difficulties, transport secretary Professor Anthony Cheung said this week. more »

NSW government allocates $280m to build Newcastle bypass

13/06/2014: The premier of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced AU$280m (£156m) in funding for the final stage of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass. more »

Atkins wins Puerto Rico airports contract

13/06/2014: The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) has awarded Atkins a general engineering consultant (GEC) contract for airport projects. more »

Philippines to tender major water PPPs

12/06/2014: The Philippine government will open bidding this month under its public-private partnership (PPP) programme for two water supply contracts worth an estimated P43bn (£585m). more »

FBI nabs New Jersey woman over construction bribes

12/06/2014: A woman from New Jersey woman has admitted paying bribes to a former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee who worked as a supervisory engineer at the VA’s campus in East Orange, New Jersey. more »

China moves forward with $40bn tidal power project

11/06/2014: The large-scale generation of renewable energy from tides has moved closer with the commissioning of an economic study into the viability of building a dynamic tidal power (DTP) facility off the east coast of China. more »

Sydney declares war on congestion with multi-billion-dollar spend

11/06/2014: The premier of New South Wales in Australia has announced major projects as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ assault on Sydney's urban congestion. more »

Ireland sees further sharp rise in construction activity

10/06/2014: The recovery in the Irish construction sector continued in May. more »

Astaldi lands €236m Chilean hospital concession

10/06/2014: Astaldi Group has won the concession contract for the construction and operation of the new Hospital Metropolitano Occidente in Santiago, Chile. more »

Tutor Perini JV awarded $80m in Boston dispute

10/06/2014: A joint venture led by Tutor Perini has prevailed in a court decision regarding the Central Artery/Tunnel project in Boston, USA. more »

JCB donates backhoes to aid Balkan flood relief efforts

10/06/2014: JCB has donated £120,000-worth of machinery to help in clear-up operations in Serbia and Bosnia after the region’s worst ever floods. more »

Turner & Townsend opens offices in Rio and Bogota

09/06/2014: Turner & Townsend is boosting its presence in Latin America with the opening of two new offices, a new appointment and 11 internal promotions. more »

First caisson submerged for Venice flood barrier

08/06/2014: Immersion of caissons is now under way for the storm-surge barrier designed to protect the Italian city of Venice. more »

Hong Kong shortlists four ideas for Kai Tak redevelopment

08/06/2014: Four of the 80 submissions have been shortlisted in a competition to come up with ideas for the redevelopment of Hong Kong’s former airport runway in Kai Tak. more »

Germany’s construction downturn intensifies

08/06/2014: May’s data on the German construction industry signalled a second successive fall in activity, with the rate of the dip accelerating since April. more »

Vinci lands $187m US highway contract

06/06/2014: A Vinci subsidiary has won a US$187m (£111m) design-build contract to widen a section of the I-85 highway in the US state of North Carolina. more »

Singapore charges five construction businesses for mistreating workers

06/06/2014: Five construction companies in Singapore have been charged for offences including exceeding lawful overtime hours, unauthorised deductions from salaries, late salary payments and not giving paid holiday. more »

Strabag JV wins Gothenburg immersed tunnel contract

06/06/2014: A joint venture led by Strabag subsidiary Züblin Scandinavia has won a €170m (£138m) contract to build the Marieholmstunnel project. more »

Strukton picked to maintain 310km of Swedish rail line

06/06/2014: Swedish railway provider Trafikverket has awarded Strukton a five-year contract to maintain the rail infrastructure in southern Stockholm. more »

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