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Skanska Secures SEK 700M Contract for NKT Cable Factory Expansion in Karlskrona

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has signed a SEK 700 million agreement with NKT HV Cables AB to construct towers and side buildings for the expansion of NKT’s cable factory in Karlskrona, Sweden. This contract, part of Skanska’s Q3 2024 order bookings, … Read the full press release

Skanska Joint Venture Secures Additional GBP 50M for UK High-Speed Rail Project

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, has received an additional GBP 50 million from HS2 Ltd for phase one of the UK’s high-speed railway project. This brings the total contract value to GBP 1.425 … Read the full press release

McLaren Automotive and The LEGO Group Unveil LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™

(IN BRIEF) McLaren Automotive and the LEGO Group have unveiled their latest collaboration, showcasing the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™, a tribute to the groundbreaking hybrid hypercar. Known for redefining automotive high-performance, the McLaren P1™ integrated advanced motorsport-derived engineering to achieve … Read the full press release

Edison and Webuild Collaborate on Major Pumped Hydroelectric Projects to Enhance Italy’s Energy Security and Economic Development

(IN BRIEF) Edison and Webuild have joined forces to develop pumped hydroelectric projects in Southern Italy, focusing on sites in Pescopagano and Villarosa. These projects aim to generate 500 MW of pumped energy by 2030, supporting Italy’s energy security and … Read the full press release

Eneco and Charged Partner to Trial Home Battery Integration for Grid Stability and Consumer Benefits

(IN BRIEF) Eneco and Charged have announced a collaborative initiative, ‘Gridease,’ aimed at leveraging home battery systems to enhance grid stability while offering financial rewards to consumers. The trial targets customers with Sessy home batteries and both fixed and variable … Read the full press release

Lindner Group Showcases Innovative Fire Protection Solutions at FeuerTrutz 2024

(IN BRIEF) The Lindner Group showcased a range of innovative fire protection solutions at this year’s FeuerTrutz exhibition held at the Nuremberg exhibition center from June 26th to 27th. Drawing an international audience of approximately 6,300 visitors from 44 countries, … Read the full press release

Ingka Investments Partners with Extell on Landmark Fifth Avenue Development

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, has announced a significant partnership with Extell Development Company to invest in 570 Fifth Avenue, a new mixed-use office and retail tower in New York City. This strategic move marks … Read the full press release

Holcim Acquires Cand-Landi Group to Enhance Decarbonization and Circular Construction in Switzerland

(IN BRIEF) Holcim has acquired the Cand-Landi Group, a Swiss company known for its recycling, waste management, aggregates, and ready-mix operations, to boost decarbonization and circular construction efforts. With CHF 70 million in net sales and 250 employees, Cand-Landi will … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials Launches Sixth Quarry Life Award to Promote Biodiversity and Sustainable Quarry Management

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials has announced the commencement of the sixth edition of the Quarry Life Award, a global competition spanning over 15 countries. With a prize pool of €300,000, the award invites researchers, students, communities, NGOs, and nature enthusiasts … Read the full press release

Logicor Breaks Ground on Cutting-Edge Logistics Facility in Gothenburg, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a key player in European logistics real estate, has commenced construction on a state-of-the-art logistics facility in Backa, Gothenburg, Sweden. This project marks Logicor’s strategic expansion in Sweden, aiming to meet the high demand for modern, sustainable … Read the full press release

Amey Secures £30 Million Contract to Enhance Northern Ireland’s Water Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) Amey has secured a new £30 million contract with Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure Rivers to provide civil engineering consultancy and water management services over up to five years. The contract includes improving watercourses, constructing flood defenses, and … Read the full press release

STRABAG to Construct Česká spořitelna’s Futuristic Headquarters in Prague’s Smíchov District

(IN BRIEF) STRABAG a.s., part of STRABAG SE’s Czech subsidiary, has secured a leading role in constructing Česká spořitelna’s new headquarters in Prague’s Smíchov district. This project, part of the Smíchov City development, will include four office buildings covering 75,000 … Read the full press release

ESA Scientists Use Meteorite Dust to 3D Print Lunar Shelter Bricks, Inspired by LEGO®

(IN BRIEF) The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed 3D printed bricks, called ESA Space Bricks, using 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite dust, inspired by LEGO bricks. These bricks are part of a project to explore using space materials for building astronaut … Read the full press release

CEB and HOWOGE Partner to Boost Affordable Housing in Berlin with €100 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and HOWOGE, Berlin’s municipal housing company, have finalized a €100 million loan agreement aimed at constructing more than 1,000 new residential units in Berlin. This collaboration, the first of its kind … Read the full press release

Hexagon Strengthens AECO Portfolio with Acquisition of Voyansi

(IN BRIEF) Hexagon, a global leader in digital reality solutions, has acquired Voyansi, a provider specializing in BIM and VDC solutions for the AECO industry. This acquisition aims to enhance Hexagon’s offerings in reality capture and construction digitization, enabling advanced … Read the full press release

EIB Global Invests $50 Million in Climate-Resilient Bridges to Enhance Rural Connectivity in Papua New Guinea

(IN BRIEF) EIB Global has invested $50 million to construct nine climate-resilient bridges across East Sepik and Madang provinces in Papua New Guinea, as part of the Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access project. This initiative, co-financed by the Asian … Read the full press release

Thiess Secures Four-Year Contract Extension with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance

(IN BRIEF) Thiess, a prominent global mining services provider, has secured a substantial four-year contract extension with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) for operations at the Caval Ridge mine in Queensland, Australia. Valued at $580 million, the contract reaffirms Thiess’ role … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures Major Lease Agreement with Boston Consulting Group in Houston’s 1550 on the Green

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has secured a substantial 12-year lease with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for office space in Houston’s 1550 on the Green building, filling 48% of the tower. This follows a previous lease with Norton Rose Fulbright. The building, … Read the full press release

Wacker Chemie AG Unveils WACKER House, a Cutting-Edge Headquarters in Munich’s Werksviertel District

(IN BRIEF) Wacker Chemie AG has inaugurated WACKER House, its new headquarters in Munich’s Werksviertel District. The 18,000 square meter facility, designed by C.F. Møller, emphasizes sustainability and modern work environments, accommodating 600 employees across five floors. The opening ceremony, … Read the full press release

Leighton Asia Awarded Contract to Equip Data Center in Hyderabad, India

(IN BRIEF) Leighton Asia, in collaboration with Sterling and Wilson, has secured a contract to equip a data center in Hyderabad, India. This project expands Leighton Asia’s presence in the data center sector across Asia and highlights its capabilities in … Read the full press release

Dispatch, Eneco Collaborate on Groundbreaking Battery Energy Storage System for Renewable Energy in Dordrecht, Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) Dutch battery developer Dispatch is embarking on a groundbreaking project to construct the Netherlands’ largest stand-alone Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Dordrecht. This 45MW/90MWh utility-scale BESS aims to store surplus energy from renewable sources for grid stabilization, … Read the full press release

Skanska Sells Hørkær Have Project in Denmark to NREP for DKK 737M

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has sold the Hørkær Have multi-family rental project in Herlev, Denmark, to NREP for DKK 737 million. The project, spanning 22,720 square meters, will feature 264 rental apartments with associated parking spaces, all equipped for electric car … Read the full press release

Níall McLaughlin Architects Clinch Top Prize at Prestigious Brick Award

(IN BRIEF) Wienerberger’s renowned Brick Award, held biannually since 2004 to celebrate ingenuity and excellence in brick architecture, concluded its eleventh edition in Vienna. Among 743 entries from 54 nations, the jury, comprising esteemed architects from around the globe, selected … Read the full press release

Lindner Group Showcases Innovative Fire Protection Solutions at FeuerTrutz 2024

(IN BRIEF) At FeuerTrutz 2024 in Nuremberg, Lindner Group unveils its latest fire protection solutions, including the LMD F30 metal fire protection ceiling with a unique drop-slide function and the Fireshield inspection opening closure. With over 55 years of industry … Read the full press release

EU and Nefco Transform University Facilities into Social Housing for IDPs in Ivano-Frankivsk

(IN BRIEF) In response to the pressing need for safe housing for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in western Ukraine, the European Union and Nefco have undertaken a transformative initiative. With approximately 41,000 IDPs seeking refuge in … Read the full press release

Schnelldorf Facility Upgrade: Merck Boosts Life Science Distribution Capacity

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a leading science and technology company, has inaugurated its expanded Life Science distribution center in Schnelldorf, Germany, following a €180 million investment that nearly doubled its size to 25,000 square meters. The upgraded facility now includes manual … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen Subsidiary Set to Construct Modern Business Hub in Osterøy, Norway with NOK 111 Million Project

(IN BRIEF) Helgesen Tekniske Bygg AS (HTB), a subsidiary of AF Gruppen, has secured a turnkey contract worth NOK 111 million excluding VAT with Høgafjellet Eigedom AS for the construction of a new warehouse and logistics facility in Espevoll, Osterøy … Read the full press release

Circular Construction Advancements: Holcim Acquires Land Recovery in the UK

(IN BRIEF) Holcim, a global leader in sustainable construction materials, recently acquired Land Recovery, a UK-based supplier specializing in recycled construction materials, as part of its commitment to circular construction practices. This strategic move aligns with Holcim’s goal to recycle … Read the full press release

Melbourne Airport Access Improvement Project Awarded to Seymour Whyte

(IN BRIEF) Seymour Whyte, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction in Australia, has secured a construction contract worth AUD 159 million from Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Ltd. The project aims to enhance access to Melbourne Airport by redeveloping the airport … Read the full press release

DHL Supply Chain Expands Logistics Capacities with New Carbon-Neutral Center in Halle

(IN BRIEF) DHL Supply Chain is bolstering its logistics capabilities with the construction of a new carbon-neutral operated logistics center in Halle (Saale), Germany, adjacent to its existing warehouse. Expected to begin operations in Q4 2024, the state-of-the-art facility will … Read the full press release

EIB Boosts Healthcare Infrastructure in Castilla y León with €120 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €120 million in the first tranche of financing, out of a total of €175 million, to the regional government of Castilla y León in Spain. The loan aims to facilitate the … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials Introduces Green Finance Framework for Sustainable Investments

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials unveils a Green Finance Framework aimed at supporting the ongoing transformation and decarbonisation of the building materials sector. Aligned with leading market practices and standards, the framework facilitates the issuance of Green Bonds to finance sustainable … Read the full press release

DNV Assists SN Aboitiz Power Group in Pioneering Battery Energy Storage System at Magat Hydroelectric Plant

(IN BRIEF) DNV, a renowned energy expert and assurance provider, has collaborated with SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP) in the development of a groundbreaking Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) co-located with the Magat Hydroelectric Power Plant in the Philippines. The … Read the full press release

Milestone Reached: First Caisson Laid for Genoa’s New Breakwater Project

(IN BRIEF) Today marks a significant milestone in the construction of the new breakwater off the port of Genoa as the first caisson, out of over 90 planned, was laid at a depth of 25 meters. The event saw the … Read the full press release

University of Twente’s ITC Faculty Wins BNA Best Building of the Year 2024 Award

(IN BRIEF) The University of Twente’s ITC Faculty has been honored with the prestigious BNA Best Building of the Year 2024 award, recognizing its exceptional architectural design and sustainability. The transformation of the former brutalist laboratory into an open and … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Partners with Balfour Beatty for Raynesway Site Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce has enlisted leading infrastructure group Balfour Beatty as its construction partner for the expansion of its Raynesway site in Derby, doubling its Submarines site to meet Royal Navy demands following last year’s AUKUS announcement. With Australia committing … Read the full press release

Vestas Pioneers Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Offshore Wind Construction Operations

(IN BRIEF) Vestas embarks on a groundbreaking initiative to pilot Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the Baltic Eagle Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea during 2024. The project entails Vestas technicians and jack-up vessel crew utilizing helicopters partly fueled by … Read the full press release

STARK Denmark Wins Finans Impact Climate Award 2024 for Sustainability Initiative, KlimaLog

(IN BRIEF) STARK in Denmark has been honored with the prestigious Finans Impact Climate Award 2024 for its sustainability initiative, KlimaLog. KlimaLog aims to reduce the construction industry’s climate impact by providing stakeholders with transparent information and documentation about the … Read the full press release

ABB Expands Market Reach in China with Acquisition of Siemens’ Wiring Accessories Business

(IN BRIEF) ABB has announced its agreement to acquire Siemens’ Wiring Accessories business in China, a strategic move aimed at broadening its market reach and enhancing its regional customer offerings within smart buildings. The acquisition encompasses wiring accessories, smart home … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures Contract to Construct Virginia Tech’s State-of-the-Art College of Engineering

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has entered into an initial contract with Virginia Tech to embark on the construction of a cutting-edge College of Engineering in Virginia, USA, marking a significant milestone for the university’s infrastructure development. Valued at USD 53 million, … Read the full press release