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The construction index   20 January 2017   Netherlands   Europe  
<p>A joint venture of Hochtief, Fluor and Heijmans has won a &euro;990m (&pound;857m) design and construction contract project in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.</p> <p>The Zuidplus JV&rsquo;s role on the Zuidasdok project includes the widening and partial tunnelling ...
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<p>The UAE President&rsquo;s Initiatives Committee has endorsed 420 construction projects at a cost of AED500 million ($136m).</p> <p>The projects will be implemented across the country, according to a statement carried by UAE state news agency WAM.</p> <p>During ...
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<p>British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has decided not to winter at Halley VI Research Station for safety reasons. The station, which is located on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, will shut down between March and November 2017. Changes to the ice, particularly ...
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The Independent   19 January 2017   Italy   Europe  
<p>Thirty people are missing after an avalanche buried a small hotel in the mountains of central Italy after a series of earthquakes, authorities say.</p> <p>Italian media said the avalanche covered the three-storey hotel in Abruzzo, an earthquake-hit zone ...
The Independent   18 January 2017   Italy   Europe  
<p>Four earthquakes have struck Italy, shaking buildings in Rome and Florence just months after almost 300 people were killed in one of the worst disasters in living memory.</p> <p>Residents of the capital described their homes and offices shaking when the ...
The construction index   18 January 2017   Germany   Europe  
<p>Hochtief subsidiary ViCon and its partners have won a German government contract to create a map of the country&rsquo;s road network using building information modelling (BIM).</p> <p>Digital construction specialist ViCon will provide consultancy services ...
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Zawya   18 January 2017   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   Middle East  
<p>At least $13.3 billion of government projects are at risk of being cancelled in Saudi Arabia this year due to fiscal pressure and a realignment of government priorities, consultants Faithful+Gould said.</p> <p>The total value of project awards for 2017 ...
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The construction index   17 January 2017   Australia   Oceania  
<p>Roadheaders are being prepared ready to be lowered into place for the start of tunnelling for a new underground station in central Melbourne, Australia.</p><p>Two streets in the central business district (CBD) were closed yesterday, and will remain so for ...
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http://www.enca.com/   17 January 2017   South Africa   Africa  
<p>A massive sinkhole has been spotted in the Northern Cape along the R31 between Daniëlskuil and Kuruman.</p><p>The sinkhole is on what appears to be a farm and near the road.</p><p>The road between Kuruman and Danielskuil has been closed due to the sinkhole.</p><p> ...
The construction index   16 January 2017   Oman   Middle East  
<p>Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a letter of intent for the award of a €480m (£419m) contract for work at Duqm port in Oman.</p><p>The project involves the engineering, design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth terminal. Boskalis ...
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