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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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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   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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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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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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MEED   10 January 2017   GCC   Middle East  
<p>The GCC projects market recorded negative growth for the first time in 2016 according to MEED’s new Project Activity Monitor (PAM), which tracks the net gain of contract awards against completions.</p><p>For 2016 there was a net loss of $61bn as project ...
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The construction index   09 January 2017   Mexico   Americas  
<p>A Mexican-Spanish consortium has landed a US$4.2bn (&pound;3.4bn) contract to build the terminal for Mexico City&rsquo;s new airport.</p> <p>The consortium is led by FCC&rsquo;s majority shareholder Carlos Slim&rsquo;s Grupo Carso. As well as FCC, it also ...
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<p>Construction workers from BAM are set to face some tough working conditions as they have been selected to work with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on the modernisation of its research facilities.</p> <p>BAM has teamed up with design consultant Sweco for ...
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<p>Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, launched on Wednesday development projects worth a total of SR1.15 billion in the governorates of Kamil and Khulais in Makkah region.</p> <p>These included projects ...
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