Friday, December 15, 2017

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TICKER TAPE: INTERNATIONAL

RIGA INTL AIRPORT EXPANSION

Airport authoritiesin Latvia have embarked on expansion work at the country’s international airport in Riga. It is reported the Riga International Airport is working towards increasing its capacity at the northern terminal, and improving efficiency and customer services. Skonto Buve is handling the construction work under the supervision of Buvalts PMG, while Arhis Arhitekti is spearheading the project. While the airport is currently equipped to handle 3.5 million passengers annually, 2013 saw the facility handle close to 4.7 million passengers. The new additions will allow the gateway to handle bigger aircraft in the future.
 

DRAKE BAGS $51M SAUDI CONTRACT

A Drake & Scull International subsidiary has won an $51.4 million MEP contract for a 107 bed hospital in Saudi Arabia. Work on the 27, 500 sq m Al-Dara Hospital and Medical Centre in Riyadh immediately and be completed by January 2016. The scope of work includes complete installation, testing & commissioning of critical MEP systems, plumbing and firefighting system, water treatment plant, medical gases system, fuel system, building management system and electrical systems for the hospital. It is reported Carillion Saudi Arabia is the main contractor of the outpatient facility.

 

5 SOLAR STATIONS FOR SAUDI

Saudi Arabia is planning to construct solar power stations across five regions of the Kingdom by the end of next year. Land has already been allocated for the solar power stations which are to be built by the Jeddah based King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE). The organisation is also working on a nuclear power plant that will be used to produce electricity as part of a larger $100 billion plan to establish 17 nuclear reactors by 2030 to meet energy demands.
 

WORK BEGINS ON UAE'S NUKE REACTOR

Authorities in the UAE have announced construction of the emirates’ third reactor.  Being built near Abu Dhabi, the Unit 3 reactor – there will be four – is being constructed for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation. The work has taken off with the pouring of more than 1954 cubic yards of safety concrete for the reactor containment building which will be completed over the next three years. It is work on both Unit 1 and Unit 2 are in various stages of completion.

$19.8BN FOR UAE MEGA PROJECTS

Authorities in Dubai have announced a $19.8 billion plan to be spent on 35 mega projects intended to boost transport facilities. The Roads and Transport Authority will design and undertake transportation projects in time for Expo 2020. This includes the extension of the Red Line of the Dubai Metro, upgrading surrounding roads and junctions, and sourcing 39 additional trains to improve passenger services. The organisation is also planning to expand the bus network to cover 16 new districts.

 

FRISCO LRV CONTRACT FOR SIEMENS

Civic authorities in San Francisco have awarded Siemens a $648 million contract for 175 S200-SF light rail vehicles for the city’s Muni transit system. It is reported with an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the largest LRV orders ever placed in the United States. The energy efficient LRVs to be built at the Sacramento plant in California are slated for delivery to the San Francisco Municipal Traensportation Agency by the end of 2016. They will replace the current fleet of Breda light rail vehicles, as well as cover service for the Central Subway extension of the T Line, now under construction.
 

GE LOCOS FOR INDONESIAN RAIL

Railway authorities in Indonesia have placed an order with General Electric for 50 diesel locomotives.  The 1.67MW six-axle locomotives costing $2.5-3 million as part of Indonesian Railways (PT KAI) 2014 procurement programme  will be used on passenger and freight services in Java and Sumatra. It is reported the locomotives will be delivered in two batches of 15 by October next year. The locomotives have been assembled at GE's plant at Erie in the United States save for the bogies, which were locally produced.

 

TURNER INTL FOR DUBAI PROJECT

Turner International has been assigned to project manage the Burj 2020 District development in Dubai It is reported the project, which has the world's tallest commercial tower, the Burj 2020, at the centerpiece of development will include smart transport and traffic flow solutions. The US firm has previously been credited with delivering three f the tallest towers in the world including Dubai's Burj Khalifa. The ground breaking ceremony for the Burj 2020 District is slated for next year.

 




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