- Groupement mobilité inter-rives to prepare opportunity study for the new Quebec City‒Lévis transportation link
- Stantec, Tetra Tech, and Hatch form a joint venture to improve mobility in the Greater Quebec City region
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announced that a subsidiary of its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded a c.HK$4bn (c.£370m) construction contract for a large scale residential development, ‘Lohas Park Package 9’, by Wheelock and Company Limited.
Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has been awarded a contract by Highways England to supply Motorway Incident Detection and Automated Signalling (MIDAS) technology systems to help improve road user safety.
Flatiron, one of the largest infrastructure contractors in North America, together with its joint venture partner, Blythe Development, has been awarded the contract to build three additional segments of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Sika is continuing to expand its production capacity in West Africa with the opening of a concrete admixture factory in Senegal. The new plant is the first in the country and will be further expanded with the addition of a mortar production facility in due course. With a total of 19 national subsidiaries and 20 factories, Sika has a strong presence in Africa.
SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) announced that Sound Transit has awarded South County Transit Partners, a joint venture of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin, a contract for the design-build project management of the Federal Way Link Extension in the Seattle area. The contract initially covers the preconstruction period up to the award of the design-build contract, also known as Phase 1.
Salini Impregilo’s U.S. subsidiary, The Lane Construction Corporation, has won a $181-million design-and-build contract to widen Interstate 85 (I-85) in Cherokee County, South Carolina, confirming their leadership in the road and highway sector in the United States where Lane registered a 16.1% rise in revenues and a record order backlog of €3 billion in 2017.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has selected Skanska as preferred bidder for the first PPP-project in Norway in more than ten years. It is also the largest road contract ever awarded in Norway.
Cimic Group company, Leighton Asia, has been selected by MPCALA Holdings Inc. to construct the Cavite Laguna Expressway project (Cavite section) in the Philippines.
Revenue to Leighton Asia, which is part of Cimic Group construction company CPB Contractors, is approximately A$182 million1.
Construction is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2018 and be completed by 2020.
Cimic Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “Cimic Group and Leighton Asia are committed to delivering high quality transport infrastructure solutions, and safer and more efficient traffic networks that support regional economies and better connect communities. We are pleased to contribute our major project experience and civil engineering capability to sustainably accommodate the future growth of the Cavite and Laguna regions.”
CPB Contractors and Leighton Asia Managing Director Juan Santamaria said: “Our team’s international expertise and local experience are delivering next-generation infrastructure and enhanced transport networks across the Philippines. We will continue to work with the client to achieve innovative and cost-effective solutions for this project.”
Works consist of the construction of a 28km, four-lane expressway, including bridges, interchanges, toll plazas and ancillary facilities.
The Cavite and Laguna regions are the most industrialised and urbanised areas in the Philippines, housing diverse international and multi-national electronic, automotive and manufacturing companies.
On completion, the expressway will reduce travel times from Cavite to Laguna by approximately 45 minutes.
1 Using the exchange rate of A$1=PHP38.54
Source: Hochtief AG
Team of experts from Austria develops risk analysis using innovative methods
Sika is laying the foundation for further growth in Central America by establishing a national subsidiary in Honduras. With the new subsidiary customers will benefit from faster supply of Sika products and solutions as well as an expanding product range.
The story of Bauer Egypt S.A.E., the third oldest overseas subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH, is a true success story. The company has been involved in the construction of numerous bridges on the Nile, the first-ever bridge over the Suez Canal and several barrages. The subsidiary’s long list of past and present projects also includes many inner-city specialist foundation engineering projects – often in Cairo, where the company with its almost 1,500 employees has its headquarters.
Eiffage Energía, a Spanish subsidiary of Eiffage Énergie Systèmes, has just acquired EDS Ingeniería y Montajes, a company that specialises in electrical installation work and maintenance of low, medium and high-voltage lines.
Construction works on the bypass for Nowe Miasto Lubawskie in the Voivodeship Ermland-Masuren will begin already this year. On 2 February 2018 the contract for this construction project was signed by representatives of the General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDNRH) and Porr. The tender is worth around EUR 62.5m (PLN 259m).
A long-term vision for infrastructure, and a regulatory system that serves the sector's transparency and profitability, to also ride the wave of recovery in Italy. This is the formula needed to promote economic growth and innovation in the infrastructure sector, according to Salini Impregilo CEO Pietro Salini, as stated during the 24th Assiom Forex Congress, which took place in Verona on February 10.
Pöyry is renaming its reporting segment 'Regional Operations Business Group' to 'Infra, Water and Environment Business Group'. The new name is taken into use on 9 February 2018.
Hatch welcomes Joshua Nelson as Principal Project Director-Transportation. Joshua previously served as the Senior Vice President, Transportation Systems, for the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where he was responsible for various transportation facilities, operations and transit services throughout New York City.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded, in joint venture, the $1.08bn (c. £807m) Green Line Extension design and build contract by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).