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Ferrovial sells stake in Indian road construction company for €214 million
Published on: 13 June, 2024
Dutch-headquartered infrastructure company Ferrovial has sold its stake Indian road construction company IRB Infrastructure Developers via its Cintra subsidiary
Intel suspends US$25bn Israel chip plant project
Published on: 13 June, 2024
Technology firm Intel said it’s suspending its chip plant expansion plan in Israel but that it was not due to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza
Pakistan secures US$1bn loan for hydropower project
Published on: 13 June, 2024
Pakistan receives $1 billion loan from the World Bank to start hydropower plant
Thiess closes purchase of metal mining contractor
Published on: 06 June, 2024
Thiess completed the acquisition of a mining company
Ammann finalises acquisition of Volvo CE paving subsidiaries
Published on: 05 June, 2024
Ammann purchased two paving companies from Volvo CE
TBMs launched for world’s longest subsea high-speed railway tunnel
Published on: 04 June, 2024
Two TBMs have been launched for subsea high-speed railway tunnel that will span a total length of 16.18km
XCMG showcases ‘green’ construction equipment
Published on: 03 June, 2024
One of the world’s biggest OEMs has showcased a selection of its alternative powered equipment
Petrofac releases delayed 2023 results
Published on: 03 June, 2024
Petrofac announced growth in engineering and construction contracts but the company’s debt has further increased 
China’s biggest construction company reports 17.7% increase in new contracts
Published on: 31 May, 2024
China’s biggest construction company, China State Construction (CSCEC) has claimed that newly signed contracts during January to April 2024 increased 17.7% year on year
Japan’s construction skills shortage threatens to overshadow Expo 2025
Published on: 31 May, 2024
Japan’s construction skills shortage is one of the worst in the world and is threatening to delay progress on the country’s Expo 2025 site.
Vinci to build water plant extension in Cambodia
Published on: 30 May, 2024
Vinci will construct an extension for a water treatment plant in Southeast Asia
Lendlease exits international construction markets
Published on: 28 May, 2024
Lendlease quits international markets as it looks to save US$3 billion
Construction starts on Tesla Megapack battery factory in Shanghai
Published on: 24 May, 2024
Construction has started on a new Tesla Megapack battery plant in Shanghai, China, after authorities issued the project with a permit last week
CSCEC-built spiral tunnel officially recognised as world’s longest
Published on: 24 May, 2024
A spiral tunnel in China, built by Chinese construction giant China State Construction (CSCEC), has been recognised as the world’s longest
Five of the week’s biggest construction stories
Published on: 24 May, 2024
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South Korea to pump $19 billion into chip sector amid global building frenzy
Published on: 23 May, 2024
South Korea has announced that it will pump 26 trillion won (US$19 billion) into its chip manufacturing businesses, as semiconductor firms race to build facilities in ‘all-out warfare’
Survey reveals biggest project risks and disputes in construction
Published on: 23 May, 2024
Survey shows a 100% increase in respondents ranking ESG as one of their top three sources of disputes in future
Caterpillar launches energy transition programme
Published on: 21 May, 2024
Programme designed to help customers reduce their site emissions
Arup employee falls victim to US$25 million deepfake video call scam
Published on: 21 May, 2024
Engineering firm Arup has confirmed that one of its employees in Hong Kong fell victim to a deepfake video call that led them to transfer HK$200 million (US$25.6 million) of the company’s money to criminals
China’s longest single-bore, double-track railway tunnel completed
Published on: 20 May, 2024
China Railway No.2 Group has completed the construction of what it claimed is China’s longest single-bore, double-track railway tunnel
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