August 2017 will forever remain a highlight of my working life.
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) have been called for the delivery of the $174.3 million Oaklands Park level crossing removal project in South Australia.
Last week, our Product Manager Steve returned from Westpac's Businesses of Tomorrow Study tour which saw 20 of Australia's best and brightest (including PlantMiner) visit global companies like Uber, Airbnb, LinkedIn and Salesforce. We were all very excited to hear what Steve had learned, and see his pics from along the way. But one of the emerging themes from his trip, and from speaking with these massive companies, was the technology world's dedication to culturally embedded social responsbility and corporate giving.
Work is set to begin on the Dalby Eastern and Western Access Upgrade projects – as part of the $508 million Warrego Highway Upgrade – which will improve road safety for those travelling through Dalby.
A Heads of Agreement between Queensland Government-owned Powerlink and Genex Power Limited has been signed to progress Stage 2 of the Kidston Hydro-Solar Project, taking the project one step closer to construction.
John Holland has been appointed as the preferred developer to deliver Property NSW’s site on Waterloo Road in Macquarie Park as a thriving commercial precinct.
Port Augusta in South Australia is going to be home to a new $650 million 150MW solar thermal power plant, which is set to supply all the State Government’s power needs.
Glencore has been granted the first mining leases for its proposed $7 billion major coal development in the Surat Basin in Queensland’s south-west region.
RCR Tomlinson has been awarded two contracts – valued at approximately $315 million – for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) works on two solar farms, developed and maintained by Edify Energy Pty Ltd.
The Clough – AMEC Foster Wheeler Australia joint venture has been awarded a contract – valued at approximately $100 million – to deliver maintenance services at Yara International’s liquid ammonia plant located near Karratha, Western Australia.
Construction is a $10 trillion global industry but productivity - the total economic output per worker - in the industry has remained flat. This is partly because of the slow adoption of new technologies. The following are the top six technology advancements changing the face of construction.
The Victorian Government has unveiled the four potential corridor options for the North East Link, which will complete the missing link in Melbourne’s road network. This project is expected to create more than 5,000 new jobs during its delivery.
The Victorian Government is investing approximately $50 million for the revitalisation of Carrum which will transform the bayside suburb as well as create a new open space that the local community can enjoy all year round.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads has selected CPB Contractors to deliver Stage 1 of the $497.3 million Mackay Ring Road project in Queensland.
The contracts to deliver 17.5 kilometres of new highway as well as 13 bridges along the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway Upgrade has been awarded to LendLease Pty Ltd and Quickway Constructions Pty Ltd.
Rio Tinto has announced that it is upgrading its bulk handling facilities at East Intercourse Island at the Port of Dampier, with an estimated project cost of $70 million. This project will include manufacturing, installing and commissioning of three replacement stackers as well as associated equipment.
Construction on the M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade – between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes – takes another step closer to commencing with early works to begin this week, with Civil Mining and Construction (CMC) winning the early works contract.
RCR Tomlinson has secured contracts to work on two new large-scale solar farm projects in Australia, one in Victoria and the other in Queensland.