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<p>Europe&rsquo;s first test facility for a hyperloop transport system has been unveiled.</p> <p>BAM has worked with the winners of a hyperloop competition to build the 30m-long test facility on the campus of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The ...
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<p>Saudi Aramco and Jacobs have agreed to set up a joint venture for social infrastructure projects across Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region.</p> <p>The new Saudi Arabia-based joint venture company will offer professional program and construction management ...
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The construction index   23 May 2017   Bangladesh   Asia  
<p>​​Cowi has been awarded a contract to check the design and construction of a US$530m (&pound;406m) tunnel in Bangladesh.</p> <p>It will be working with local consultancies and Australian partner SMEC.</p> <p>The Karnaphuli Tunnel will be 3.4km long and ...
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<p>A design team led by Mott MacDonald and Arcadis is to design six underground stations as part of the second stage of the Sydney Metro project in Australia.</p> <p>As joint lead designers in the Metron consortium, they have won the Underground Station Design ...
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<p>A Spanish-Italian JV has won a US$255m (&pound;201m) contract for a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>The joint venture of Abengoa and Salini Impregilo&rsquo;s Fisia Italimpianti unit will design and build the plant for ACWA Power on behalf of ...
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The construction index   20 April 2017   Hong Kong   Asia  
<p>A 12km-long tunnel and viaduct link to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be completely connected this month, Hong Kong&rsquo;s Highways Department has announced.</p> <p>One of the two design and construction contracts is being undertaken by China State ...
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The construction index   07 April 2017   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>A design inspired by the landscape of New Zealand&rsquo;s South Island has been developed for the new convention centre in Christchurch.</p> <p>A call for tenders from a shortlist of contractors has now been issued and the main works contractor is expected ...
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The construction index   29 March 2017   France   Europe  
<p>Four construction businesses have teamed up to develop a guide to verification processes in building information modelling (BIM).</p> <p>The work by the four - Bureau Veritas, Setec B&acirc;timent, Agence Coste Architectures and Bouygues Construction &ndash; ...
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The construction index   27 March 2017   Turkey   Asia  
<p>The contract has been awarded for a solar power plant with the capacity to supply more than 600,000 households in Turkey.</p> <p>The tender for the plant - which will be the largest in the region and one of the largest in the world &ndash; was won by a ...
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<p>Parsons has won the project management contract for Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates.</p> <p>Its project and construction management role will include oversight of the planning, design, construction and commissioning of ...
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