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Singapore’s first dual-mode desalination plant breaks ground

Work on the new Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant in Singapore has recently begun. Scheduled to be completed in 2020, it will be a large-scale dual-mode desalination plant that can treat both seawater and freshwater - the first of its kind in the country.

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New iconic landmark for Da Nang

The upcoming Cocobay Towers in Da Nang, Vietnam, will rise to a height of approximately 200 m. They are connected by two 52-m long lightly curved crystal sky bridges, which form a loop and provide a viewing gallery on the 48th floor. Construction of the project is planned to start around the middle of the year.

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Euro Auctions expands into Middle East

Euro Auctions has expanded into the Middle East with the opening of a new site in Dubai. The first auction is planned for 13 September 2017, with four sales per year scheduled to follow.

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LTA to call tenders for North East Line Extension in June

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) expects to call tenders for the construction of North East Line Extension (NELe) this month, and construction is expected to commence in the first half of 2018. The new 1.6-km-long NELe is expected to open by 2023.

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The world’s engineers to address low carbon future in July

This year’s World Engineers Summit will address pressing global issues arising from energy- and carbon-intensive urban development, with a special focus on harnessing engineering innovations to create a sustainable, low carbon future.

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South Australia’s ‘first’ solar project to begin construction

Australia has taken another significant step forward in improving its reliance on clean energy with the recent financial close of the first of two phases of the 300 MWac Bungala Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project near Port Augusta, South Australia.

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Deere to acquire Wirtgen Group

Deere & Company has signed an agreement to acquire the Wirtgen Group, one of the leading global manufacturers in the road construction industry based in Germany. This move will expand Deere’s reach in construction equipment to more customers, markets and geographies.

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Safdie Architects and Surbana Jurong team up in Asia Pacific

Safdie Architects and Surbana Jurong have formed a long-term collaboration to jointly pursue major design projects in Asia Pacific, combining the strengths of each party to achieve projects of the highest-quality design across a range of typologies.

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CGIF partners with Surbana Jurong on greenfield projects

The Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility (CGIF) and Surbana Jurong have formed a partnership to boost the use of local currency-denominated project bonds to finance greenfield infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia.

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Ritchie Bros. acquires IronPlanet

Ritchie Bros. has completed its acquisition of IronPlanet, accelerating its strategy of becoming a one-stop, multichannel company where customers can buy, sell or list equipment, when, how and where they choose – both onsite and online.