Building and Infrastructure News

Hatch Goba Assists With Circular Dome Reservoir In Orange Farm

SOURCE: Hatch | 14 April 2014

Hatch Goba has been retained by Johannesburg Water to provide design, project management and site supervision of a 33-million-litre reservoir to be constructed in Orange Farm, a township near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bechtel And Engineers Without Borders-UK Partner For Unique Internship Competition

SOURCE: Bechtel | 09 April 2014

Bechtel, the global engineering, construction and project management company, and Engineers Without Borders-UK are joining together for a unique internship competition. It offers students the chance to win a paid, four-week internship at Bechtel that includes time at an active project location. The ‘Building Africa through infrastructure’ competition is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in careers in infrastructure, engineering and construction.

Middle East Can Be A Leader For Smart Urban Design, Says Atkins Expert

SOURCE: Atkins | 08 April 2014

The Middle East is at a “tipping point” in its level of maturity and understanding of smart urban development, according to Atkins' design director, Matthew Tribe.

Jacobs/HDR Joint Venture Receives Contract From NAVFAC Atlantic

SOURCE: Jacobs | 08 April 2014

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that its joint venture with HDR received a single-award contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic to provide architecture and engineering services at various locations worldwide.

Solvay Completes Acquisition Of ERCA Industrial Assets In Brazil To Double Surfactant Production Capacity

SOURCE: Solvay | 03 April 2014

Solvay has completed the acquisition of the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química, Ltda. in Brazil, enabling the Group to more than double its surfactant production capacity in the country and to expand its access to one of the world's largest personal care and agrochemicals markets.

First New Platforms Open At London Bridge

SOURCE: Costain | 02 April 2014

The first tangible improvements for passengers using London Bridge Station have been unveiled with the opening of the initial two rebuilt platforms.

CB&I Announces Environmental Monitoring Award

SOURCE: CB&I | 02 April 2014

CB&I (NYSE:CBI) announced today it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $60 million to provide environmental and facility monitoring for the post-closure operations programs at two landfills in the Northeast United States.

VINCI Wins The Design-Build Contract For A New Motorway Near Doha, Qatar

SOURCE: VINCI | 01 April 2014

The joint venture comprising lead company QDVC, a 51% Qatari Diar, 49% VINCI Construction Grands Projets subsidiary, and Qatari Bin Omran Trading & Contracting has been awarded the second works phase of a new motorway (New Orbital Highway) on the outskirts of Doha.

ÅF Signs Agreement Regarding New Healthcare And Treatment Building At Uppsala University Hospital

SOURCE: ÅF | 26 March 2014

ÅF has won a significant contract from Landstingsservice, the county-council service and property management provider in Uppsala County, to plan and design a new healthcare and treatment building. The order value is approximately 56 million SEK.

Balfour Beatty/Jardine Matheson Joint Venture Gammon Construction Wins £100 Million (S$210 Million) Singapore Contract

SOURCE: Balfour Beatty | 25 March 2014

Gammon Construction Limited, a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson has been awarded a £100 million (S$210 million) contract by the Singapore Land Transport Authority for the construction of Havelock Station for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in Singapore. Work is due to start in the first quarter of 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2021.