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Black & Veatch team picked for Manila water upgrades

Black & Veatch team picked for Manila water upgrades

20 Apr 2018: Manila Water in the Philippines has appointed Black & Veatch and a local partner for a project to improve water infrastructure as part of an extensive capital investment programme. more »

Deal signed for commercial hyperloop line

Deal signed for commercial hyperloop line

19 Apr 2018: A deal has been signed for what aims to be world’s first commercial hyperloop line. more »

US-Saudi JV targets innovative power projects

US-Saudi JV targets innovative power projects

19 Apr 2018: Louis Berger has announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to support innovative ways of providing power in remote areas of Saudi Arabia. more »

Europe approves new rules for energy efficiency

Europe approves new rules for energy efficiency

18 Apr 2018: New rules approved yesterday by the European Parliament are intended to make buildings ‘smarter’ and more energy efficient while saving money and creating construction jobs. more »

US allocates $1bn for emergency road and bridge repairs

US allocates $1bn for emergency road and bridge repairs

18 Apr 2018: The USA's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is to provide US$1bn (£700m) in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs across 32 states and several US territories. more »

Dubai signs deal for massive solar plant

Dubai signs deal for massive solar plant

17 Apr 2018: Dubai’s electricity authority has signed a deal for construction of the next phase of what is claimed to be the world’s largest thermo-solar power plant. more »

Mabey's world-first in modular bridging

Mabey's world-first in modular bridging

16 Apr 2018: Temporary bridge specialist Mabey has teamed up with a Canadian manufacturer to offer what it claims is the first 100% steel modular bridge. David Taylor reports more »

Electrified road opens in Sweden

Electrified road opens in Sweden

16 Apr 2018: A new road in Sweden allows both commercial and passenger vehicles to be recharged on the move. more »

Sweco targets safety at Polish level crossings

Sweco targets safety at Polish level crossings

16 Apr 2018: PKP Polish Railway Lines has awarded Sweco a €3.2m (£2.8m) commission to supervise safety improvements at railway level crossings throughout the country. more »

Siemens to build Australian wind farm

Siemens to build Australian wind farm

12 Apr 2018: Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a contract to build a 56-turbine wind farm that will incorporate a battery for storage. more »

Keller targets Melbourne rail projects

Keller targets Melbourne rail projects

20 Apr 2018: Keller is targeting further work on a major programme to replace level crossings in Melbourne, Australia, after completing some initial schemes. more »

Vinci team picked for Africa Cup stadium

Vinci team picked for Africa Cup stadium

19 Apr 2018: A team led by Vinci Construction subsidiary Sogea-Satom has been chosen to design and build a stadium that will host matches of the Africa Cup of Nations 2021. more »

Canadian JV takes Keltbray overseas

Canadian JV takes Keltbray overseas

19 Apr 2018: Keltbray Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canadian contractor Aecon to pursue opportunities on rail overhead line electrification works in Canada. more »

Cowi wins Swedish tower contract

Cowi wins Swedish tower contract

18 Apr 2018: Cowi has been appointed to design the services for what will be the tallest tower in the Nordic region. more »

Arup team unveils 3D-printed house

Arup team unveils 3D-printed house

17 Apr 2018: A 3D-printed house designed by Arup and CLS Architects has been unveiled as part of the Salone del Mobile design festival in Milan. more »

UK firm selected for ‘smart’ street lights in HK

UK firm selected for ‘smart’ street lights in HK

17 Apr 2018: Hong Kong’s Highways Department has picked Cambridge-based Telensa for a pilot programme of ‘smart’ street lights. more »

Construction starts of full-scale French hyperloop test

Construction starts of full-scale French hyperloop test

16 Apr 2018: The first tubes have arrived on site in Toulouse, France, for a full-scale test of hyperloop high-speed transport technology. more »

Snow fails to halt Irish construction growth

Snow fails to halt Irish construction growth

16 Apr 2018: Activity in Ireland’s construction industry continued to rise sharply in March, though the pace slowed amid disruption from snow. more »

EIB announces €5.8bn project bonanza

EIB announces €5.8bn project bonanza

12 Apr 2018: The European Investment Bank has agreed €5.8bn in financing for 29 new projects including metro extensions in Stockholm, an offshore wind farm in the UK and upgrades to Dublin’s airport. more »

Bouygues picked for €283m Paris science centre

Bouygues picked for €283m Paris science centre

12 Apr 2018: Paris-Sud University has awarded a Bouygues-led team a €283m design-build contract for a science centre. more »

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