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Work kicks off on $635m Queensland highway

18 Feb 2015: Work starts today on the first stage of the AU$635m (£322m) Warrego Highway upgrade in Queensland, Australia. more »

ISG wins data centre projects

18 Feb 2015: ISG is continuing to target the construction of data centres and has won further projects in western Europe. more »

Astaldi wins contract for Hadid-designed high-speed rail station

17 Feb 2015: Astalidi has won contracts worth almost €190m (£140.6m) for port, dam, building and rail projects in Italy, including construction of a station designed by Zaha Hadid. more »

Panama metro attracts bidders from Europe and China

17 Feb 2015: Companies from Europe and China are in the teams bidding for the second line of Panama’s metro system. more »

Motts helps PPP for Dutch lock reach financial close

17 Feb 2015: Financial close has been reached for a €35m (£26m) public-private partnership to build a new lock near Maastricht in the Netherlands. more »

Melbourne gets funding to kick-start metro expansion

16 Feb 2015: A new rail authority has been set up in the Australian city of Melbourne to drive work on two 9km underground metro lines. more »

Alstom wins track contract for new Delhi rail line

16 Feb 2015: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded Alstom a €25m (£18.5m) contract to carry out 30km of track work for a new line. more »

Ramboll invents ‘cheese wire’ method for burying Arctic pipelines

13 Feb 2015: Engineers from Ramboll have developed a ‘cheese wire’ installation process for the deep burial of Arctic pipelines to protect them from icebergs. more »

Steelworks milestone reached at Abu Dhabi air terminal

13 Feb 2015: Steelwork for all the piers of Abu Dhabi Airport’s massive new terminal is now virtually complete. more »

Shenzhen unveils plan for 85km of new metro lines

13 Feb 2015: A programme to extend seven metro lines in the Chinese city of Shenzhen will begin this year. more »

BAM introduces Xbloc armour to India

12 Feb 2015: BAM’s Xbloc breakwater armour units are to be used on the Mundra LNG project in India. more »

Global orders up 24% at Skanska

12 Feb 2015: Skanska’s year-end report shows orders in construction rose to SEK147.4bn (£11.56bn), which was up 24% on the figure for 2013. more »

Motts helps $104m Chilean solar plant reach financial close

12 Feb 2015: The US$104m (£68m) San Pedro III solar photovoltaic plant in Chile has reached financial close, with Mott MacDonald acting as lender’s technical advisor during the project’s financing. more »

Australia investigates treatment of Filipino construction workers

12 Feb 2015: Australia’s Fair Work Commission is investigating a Taiwanese construction firm, Chia Tung, after 10 Filipino workers complained about illegal salary deductions and their living conditions. more »

New cost-saving installation method trialled at French offshore wind farm

11 Feb 2015: A new crane-free method has been used to install a wind turbine foundation off the coast of France using just tugs and seawater-filled ballast tanks. more »

BRE teams up with US energy-efficiency specialist

11 Feb 2015: BRE is to collaborate with a US specialist in retrofitting energy efficiency measures to provide a service targeted at property owners preparing for new EU energy rules. more »

Bentley buys French developer of 3D photo models

11 Feb 2015: Bentley Systems has acquired a French provider of software that generates 3D models from photographs taken by anything from a smartphone to a drone. more »

Arup and Ramboll team up for Copenhagen metro

10 Feb 2015: A joint venture of Arup and Ramboll has been appointed to develop Copenhagen’s new orbital light rail project. more »

Eiffage JV lands €385m civils contract for Paris waste centre

10 Feb 2015: A consortium led by Eiffage has signed a €385m (£286m) civil works contract for the Ivry-Paris XIII waste recovery centre. more »

Brookfield Multiplex wins landmark Melbourne tower

10 Feb 2015: ICD Property has awarded Brookfield Multiplex the AU$169m (£86m) construction contract for a landmark apartment block in Melbourne’s central business district. more »

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