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Panama Canal board gives go-ahead for new port

05/01/2015: The directors of the Panama Canal have approved the development of a new port in Corozal. more »

China begins construction of 1,213km railway

05/01/2015: Construction has begun of a 1,213km-long railway linking Golmud in Qinghai and Korla in Xinjiang, China. more »

Heidelberg sells Hanson Building Products

05/01/2015: HeidelbergCement has agreed a deal to sell its UK and North American building products business to a private equity firm more »

Skanska signs for US heart hospital

05/01/2015: Skanska has signed a contract to construct a new hospital for heart patients in Raleigh, in the US state of North Carolina. more »

Timings set for $1.6bn Australian road freight scheme

19/12/2014: Construction of Western Australia’s largest road project - the Perth Freight Link - is scheduled to start in early 2016, the state government has announced. more »

European construction back in growth

19/12/2014: October’s production in construction was up by 1.3% in the Eurozone and by 0.4% across all 28 countries of the EU (EU28) compared with September. more »

Skanska wins contract for Boeing plant

19/12/2014: Skanska has signed a contract with Boing to build a new painting plant in Charleston in the US state of South Carolina. more »

Samsung lands Malaysian LNG terminal

19/12/2014: Samsung C&T and Science-Tech Solutions have won a contract with Petronas Gas to build a re-gasification terminal in Johor, Malaysia. more »

Alstom team shaves a year off $2.1bn Sydney rail project

18/12/2014: The contract for a AU$2.1bn (£1.1bn) light rail contract in Sydney, Australia, has been officially signed and it has been announced that the line will be finished almost a year early. more »

Atkins picked for $600m scheme to tackle US disasters

18/12/2014: The USA’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has appointed a joint venture of Atkins and Stantec to work on a major programme of flood risk mapping and hazard mitigation schemes. more »

Iceland gets funding towards €100m airport expansion

18/12/2014: Iceland’s state-owned airport operating company Isavia has signed a loan agreement of €32m (£25m) towards the expansion of Keflavik International Airport. more »

Ramboll buys major US consultancy

17/12/2014: Ramboll has boosted its presence in North America and other parts of the world with the purchase of US-based consultancy Environ. more »

Relocation of Arctic town enters new phase

17/12/2014: Plans to relocate an entire Arctic town threatened by mining are moving into the next phase and the hope is to attract new talent to help with the move. more »

Skanska to build 12 apartment blocks in Stockholm

17/12/2014: Skanska has signed a SEK450m (£40m) contract with AB Stockholmshem to build 10 buildings with rental apartments and two for student apartments in Stockholm, Sweden. more »

Leighton sells stake in services businesses

17/12/2014: Leighton Holdings has followed this month’s sale of John Holland by announcing it has entered a binding agreement to sell a 50% stake in its Thiess and Leighton services businesses. more »

Europe clears Lafarge-Holcim merger

16/12/2014: The European Commission has given Lafarge and Holcim clearance to go ahead with their proposed merger, which is expected to complete in the first half of 2015. more »

Turner & Townsend triples Californian workforce

16/12/2014: Strong growth.has prompted Turner & Townsend to triple the size of its workforce on the USA's West Coast and relocate to a larger base in Los Angeles. more »

BAM wins contract at Dutch research campus

16/12/2014: BAM has won a €35m (£28m) contract to build a central meeting place, education and research centre at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands. more »

Motts to look into adapting buildings to climate change

16/12/2014: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has appointed Mott MacDonald to study the climate resilience of buildings in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. more »

Winning bid for Californian high-speed line comes in $800m under budget

15/12/2014: Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick has been named as the apparent best-value team to design and build a 105km segment of high-speed rail in California after bidding US$800m (£509m) under the upper estimate. more »

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