Three shortlisted tenderers have been announced to deliver the $40 million Mitchell Freeway widening project in Perth, Western Australia.
The first sod has been turned on the $400 million Ipswich Motorway Upgrade – Rocklea to Darra Stage 1 in South East Queensland, signalling the beginning of construction.
Two milestones have been reached for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Main Access Road upgrade in far north-western South Australia.
Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source for electricity generation in Australia. Unsurprisingly, an increasing number of states have recognised the opportunities that wind energy offers and some of the country's largest wind farms are being built in our south-western, southern, and south-eastern regions. So with big interest in big energy, project proponents are also turning to smarter and more efficient ways to build wind farms. To learn more, we caught up with Spiro Xypolitos, General Manager of Force One Australia, to discuss the technology they've developed to clear the footings of wind turbines before form work begins.
Elysium Resources has entered into a binding agreement with Hardey Resources Pty Ltd to purchase 100 per cent of the company, which comprises five gold and base metal projects located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia - being the Bellary, Hamersley, Cheela and Elsie North Projects - covering 512km2 of Fortescue Group Rocks. In addition, the Grace Project located in Paterson Province in Western Australia has been acquired.
RCR Tomlinson has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract as well as the operation and maintenance (O&M) contract – with a combined value of $110 million – for Renewable Energy System’s (RES) Emerald Solar Farm in Central Queensland.
Genex Power Limited has appointed the McConnell Dowell – Downer EDI joint venture as the preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project.
NRW Holdings' subsidiary, Action Drill & Blast (ADB), has secured several mining contracts with a combined value of $57 million. The contracts are a mix of new as well as extension agreements in the coal industry.
CU River Mining is investing approximately $800 million for the expansion of the Cairn Hill mine, which is located near Coober Pedy in South Australia. This expansion project is expected to create up to 1,300 jobs during construction.
A joint venture between Perth-based engineering group Clough and French company SUEZ has secured a contract to build the second stage of a water recycling plant in Craigie, Western Australia. This contract is a major component in the state government’s $262 million groundwater replenishment scheme.
Tourists and locals alike will be to travel through a safer and more reliable Great Ocean Road, with a $50 million investment on safety upgrades from the Australian and Victorian Governments.
The design and construction contract for major works on the significant M1 / M3 / Gateway Merge between Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale South has been awarded to LendLease Engineering Pty Ltd, with early works at the Gateway Merge site is already underway.
Works on a $14.9 million safety upgrade on the Bruce Highway between Hebbards Road and North South Road – located just north of Apple Tree Creek – is expected to begin in the coming months.
The current construction market is tough, so play the long game.
The Australian and Victorian Governments has signed off on a $50 million package of works to upgrade the Princes Highway in eastern Victoria, and works are expected to commence soon.
The ACCIONA Industrial and Gransolar joint venture has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for Fotowatio Renewable Venture’s (FRV) large-scale solar project in Queensland.