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Manitowoc introduces Grove GMK6300L-1 crane

Manitowoc has launched the successor to its popular Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane, the GMK6300L-1. Several improvements have been made to the structural strength of this new 300 t capacity model.

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Liebherr achieves highest turnover in history

In 2017, Liebherr achieved the highest turnover in its history, with total sales of €9,845 million. Compared to the previous year, the company increased its revenue by 9.3%. It is expecting further sales growth in 2018.

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Arup appoints new chair in Australasia

Global engineering consultant Arup has appointed Peter Chamley as its new chair for Australasia. He will now lead the region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Major solar farm project in Vietnam gets go-ahead

Sunseap International has received the green light for a US$150 million solar farm in Vietnam, to be located in the Ninh Thuan province. The project is scheduled to break ground in mid-2018 before going into commercial operation by June 2019.

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PHB JV wins Singapore’s Tuas Terminal Phase 2 project

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has awarded a S$1.46 billion reclamation project for Tuas Terminal Phase 2 to Penta-Ocean Construction Company Limited/ Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd/ Boskalis International BV (PHB) Joint Venture.

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Aurecon boosts digital engineering capabilities in Asia

The global engineering firm Aurecon has set up a regional centre of excellence for digital engineering in Singapore. It is the first of its kind for Aurecon and is dedicated to solving client challenges with emerging digital technologies and alternative business models.

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USG Boral moves corporate headquarters to Singapore

USG Boral has relocated its corporate HQ from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore. The company’s key executive team will now be based in the Singapore office, while the Kuala Lumpur office will continue to serve the crucial function as its operations HQ.

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‘Organic waste could provide building materials of the future’

Cities could tackle the global problem of rising levels of waste and depleted resources by using organic waste, such as bananas, potatoes and maize, as building materials, says Arup.

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Global construction equipment sales bounce back

Global construction equipment sales rose 28% last year to almost 894,000 units, according to Off-Highway Research. This was the highest the market has been since 2012, and was a marked turnaround from 2015 and 2016 when worldwide equipment sales bottomed-out at 702,000 units.

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Surbana Jurong and Vanke partner for Industrial New Towns

Surbana Jurong and Vanke Industrial Town (Midwest) have signed an agreement to jointly develop Industrial New Towns in China. The project will feature the latest people-centric urban development model that integrates industrial developments and urban living.