Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ticker Tape : International

BALFOUR BEATTY WINS HEATHROW PROJECT

 

UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has won a £180 million contract to provide infrastructure works at London's Heathrow Airport. As part of the deal Balfour Beatty will work together with the airport to maintain and upgrade Terminals 1, 2 and 4 over the next three years. The contract is part of Heathrow's £1.5 billion investment package for the development and upgrade of the airport. It is reported Balfour Beatty will employ its in-house expertise to deliver the framework, which includes design, engineering, construction, mechanical and electrical capabilities, in addition to building  inform- ation modelling that will enable full 4D design specification for Heathrow.

 

 

 

L&T WINS QATAR RAIL WORK

 

EPC giant L&T has bagged a Rs 4510 crore order from Qatar Railways Company. The project which has been won by the company along with its joint venture partners Aktor SA of Greece, Yapi Merkezi Insaat of Turkey, STFA Group of Turkey and AlJaber Engineering LLC of Qatar, includes design and construction of a rail line for the Doha Metro project. It is reported the total value of the order for the joint venture is approximately $3.3 billion.
The project slated for completion in 54 months includes design and construction of twin tunnels for an approximate length of 11 km and nine underground metro stations including architectural finishes and mechanical, electrical and plumbing works.

 

 

 

PHILIPPINES EXP’WAY FOR LEIGHTON

 

Leighton Asia, India and Offshore have secured a $201 million contract to build an expressway in the Philippines. The scope of work includes construction of a 5.6 km elevated highway in northwest Metro Manila linking the MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City and C3 Road in Caloocan City near the port area. Construction will commence in May this year with completion scheduled for May 2016. The highway link project includes construction of foundations, sub-structure and superstructure of the elevated highway, together with surfacing and co-ordination of the construction of the traffic management systems. It also includes the construction of the toll buildings and associated infrastructure.

 

 

 

KEC WINS RS 437 CR OVERSEAS ORDERS

 

EPC major KEC International has secured a Rs 437 crore order for its transmission and cable business. Out of this orders worth Rs 373 crore have been secured from the United Arab Emirates. Oman, Kenya and American. The company has bagged orders from Abu Dhabi Transmission & Dispatch Company for construction of 132/33 kV grid station in Oman, a supply and installation of 220 kV transmission line and bay extension order from Kenya; and a contract to supply lattice towers, monopoles and hardware from the United States, Brazil and Mexico.

 

 

 

OMAN GAS TURBINE PROJECT COMMISSIONED

 

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has commissioned a Gas Turbine Generating (GTG) unit at Qarn Alam-3 power project in Oman. The 126 MW Fr-9E GTG  set up for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) were engineered, manufactured and supplied by the company’s Hyderabad Plant while the state-of-the-art control systems were supplied from the Bangalore unit. The power major has secured and executed 14 major contracts which include the supply of 16 Gas Turbine sets in Oman in close to two decades.

 

 

 

NEW AIRPORT FOR CHINA

 

Authorities in China are planning to build a new airport south of the national capital Beijing at a cost of $14billion. The new airport bordering the Hebei province will have the capability to handle 72 million passengers and close to 2 million tonne of cargo a year. It is reported that the airport will have seven runways, including one reserved for military use. Work on the airport is expected to commence sometime in July. The new airport expected to be commissioned  in 2018 will address the increasing congestion and delay due to a shortage of slots at the main Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) and other planeports at Shanghai and Guangzhou.

 

 

 

MALAYSIAN AIRPORT RAIL EXPANSION

 

Malaysian authorities are examining the prospect of an extension of the 57 km Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Express Rail Link to Seremban and Malacca and have ordered a feasibility study. The project will give these cities a direct rail link to KLIA and the Klang Valley. The projected cost of the extension is around $2.49 billion including rolling stock. It is reported that the line recently underwent a 2.1 km extension to serve KLIA Terminal 2, offering a 33-minute journey time between the terminal and KL Sentral station.

 




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