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Positive outlook for global construction equipment

Global construction equipment sales are expected to increase 16 percent this year, according to Off-Highway Research. Worldwide sales are expected to exceed 810,000 units in 2017, with a value of more than US$80 billion.

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First batch of contracts for Singapore’s DTSS Phase 2

Singapore’s national water agency PUB has appointed three contractors to design and build the first batch of 30 km of deep tunnels and link sewers for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2.

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LTA awards first three civil contracts for CCL6 railway project

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has awarded the first three civil contracts for Circle Line 6 project totalling S$1.75 billion. Works on these three contracts are expected to commence by the end of 2017 and complete by 2025.

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Floating Ponds: A sustainable vertical farming concept

The Floating Ponds concept can be applied to fish, vegetable or other agricultural products. Developed by Surbana Jurong, this modular and scalable system comprises vertically stacked fish raceways to maximise production capacity of the available space.

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HDB signs R&D collaboration to raise construction productivity

Singapore’s Housing & Development Board (HDB) partners with NTU and STUD to leverage the power of Big Data, data analytics and smart technology, in order to boost construction productivity and build stronger communities.

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Changi Airport Terminal 4 to start operations on 31 October

Singapore Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 is set to commence operations on 31 October 2017. The project was completed after three years of construction, with a total floor area of 225,000 sq m and a capacity of 16 million passengers per year.

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Surbana Jurong, Phongsavanh Group and Mekong Group team up in Laos

The three companies have recently signed an agreement that aims to help transform land-locked Laos to a land-linked one through infrastructure projects, as well as to attract investments through strategically planned townships and industrial growth clusters.

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Putzmeister makes changes to executive board

Putzmeister’s CEO Gerald Karch will be leaving the company and following this, Martin Knötgen will assume the role of CEO and also take up the chairmanship of the executive board on a provisional basis.

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Multicrane Perkasa is new Potain dealer for Indonesia

Manitowoc has appointed Multicrane Perkasa as its new dealer for Potain cranes in Indonesia. The Jakarta-based distributor has also invested in Manitowoc Crane Care training to ensure the fast and effective service that backs up each Potain purchase.

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Singapore unveils masterplan for Jurong Lake District

The URA has unveiled the masterplan for Singapore’s Jurong Lake District development. It features a new mixed-use business area built around the future Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail terminus.