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Osram creates lighting conditions for indoor football in Sweden
29.04.2017 Osram Lighting Solutions designed and implemented innovative LED hall lighting for the Nordichallen, a modern exhibition space and football hall in the Swedish city of Sundsvall. The new lighting solution complies with professional light requirements as stipulated by the Swedish Football Association and simultaneously saves around 65 percent energy. The home team of GIF Sundsvall, a club in the Allsvenskan premier Swedish football league, uses the hall for daily training, hall competitions and friendly matches. read more

New colors added to high-performance cool roof product lines
29.04.2017 New additions to the CertainTeed Solaris shingle collection color palette are providing contractors and builders alike with top-quality cool roofing solutions for their customers in the Southwestern U.S. "In an ongoing effort to offer contractors and builders more options for their customers, we have refreshed the Solaris collection to add premium and luxury options that match homeowners' color preferences," said Alex Pecora, director of residential product marketing for CertainTeed Roofing. "Solaris is now an even more outstanding value read more

Just like an anthem
25.04.2017 Long since the national anthem of France, from 2018 onward La Marseillaise will also be the name of a new office tower in the city of Marseilles. Formwork engineering from Doka scored convincingly on this build by meeting ultra-high requirements for infrastructure and safety and by assisting progress with short assembly times and fast cycles. Marseilles - the foundation stone for construction of the new Tour la Marseillaise office highrise was laid on 17th December 2014 in the presence of project architect Jean Nouvel. The new building was designed to rise 135 metres read more

Grove GMK6400 lays foundation for world’s largest Ferris wheel
25.04.2017 Construction of one of the world's largest Ferris wheels is underway in New York City, and a Grove GMK6400 has helped contractors to build its foundation. The structure—dubbed the New York Wheel—will stand 630 ft tall when it's completed on the northern shore of Staten Island. A team of contractors used a GMK6400 for the project's most critical phase: the installation of four steel pedestals that weigh 96 USt each and serve as the Ferris wheel's foundation. The team chose the 450 USt all-terrain for its capacity and maneuverability on the job site, read more

Three new dark, bold colors of EverNew Railing Systems
24.04.2017 CertainTeed is opening up a new world of unique design options for today's outdoor living spaces with the introduction of three new bold colors, Black, Rustic Rose and Warm Spice, to its EverNew Railing Systems. All three colors are designed to enhance the look of any deck or substrate color, adding a custom touch to create a beautiful outdoor living space. "When it comes to making their ideal outdoor living space, today's homeowners are demanding outstanding design plus mix-and-match design options," said Doug Mucher, marketing manager for CertainTeed Outdoor Living. read more

Full Doka-formworking power for mega-scale hydro in Canada
17.04.2017 In the Canadian province of Manitoba the 695 MW hydroelectric Keeyask Generating Station is under construction on the Nelson River. The scale of this project is enormous: for example the reservoir of the plant will have a surface area of some 23,000 acres. On completion, scheduled for 2021, the plant will supply some 4,400 GWh of electricity a year to homes and businesses in Canada and the US. With more than 300,000 sq ft of formwork, it's a record- breaking project for Doka too. Keeyask is the biggest project ever undertaken by Doka Canada read more

Unique combination of spectacular lighting effects, music and emotions
17.04.2017 Osram, the Munich-based high-tech lighting specialist, provides a unique combination of spectacular lighting effects, music and emotions. As the official lighting partner for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), Osram had already given excellent support to the mega show business event in 2015 in Vienna and in 2016 in Stockholm. As a powerful company for state-of-the-art digital lighting technology Osram will continue the successful collaboration this year in Kyiv (resp. Kiev). "The past few years have been an impressive example of how lighting design can play read more

1.4 GW offshore wind with zero public financial support
17.04.2017 On 13 April, the German network regulator announced the results of the first offshore wind auction in Germany. EnBW and DONG Energy have won the rights to build offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. Commenting on the results, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: "The result of the first offshore auction in Germany is excellent news. For the offshore industry and for energy consumers. It proves that the trend towards cost reduction in offshore wind continues. And that record-breaking bids in Denmark and the Netherlands in 2016 were no exceptional cases. read more

Delbrück upgrades to innovative LED streetlighting
17.04.2017 High-efficiency Siteco Streetlight 10 LED luminaires were used to modernise streetlighting in the German town of Delbrück. Up until 2018 a total of 351 linear luminaires with T8 fluorescent lamps, mainly cambered mast luminaires from the 1970s, are to be converted to LED lighting. In a first step in 2016, 119 light heads were replaced with Streetlight 10 LED luminaires as a simple and cost-saving upgrade to latest state of LED technology. Energy savings of 25, 000 kilowatt hours will be achieved annually by this alone, providing CO2 savings read more


exhibitions and other events

Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg planning new Hall 5 for Messe Frankfurt
26.04.2017 A design by Frankfurt architectural office Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg for replacing Hall 5 during normal operations has been selected by Messe Frankfurt. As Uwe Behm, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt, explains: "The new Hall 5 is to be a part of our master plan for modernising our exhibition grounds, in which we will be investing more than one billion euros in total. For Messe Frankfurt, it is above all business aspects that are the main focus in building the new Hall 5. The project involves replacing the existing Hall 5, which still fulfils its function but is outdated from a construction point of view. read more

BAM hosts capital markets event about progress on its strategy
06.04.2017 Royal BAM Group nv will this afternoon host a capital markets event for equity analysts and institutional investors. The capital markets event will provide details of BAM's progress on its strategy for 2016-2012 'Building the present, creating the future'. It will include presentations about the BAM values, BAM PPP, stage gate tendering, the digital platform developed by BAM Startup and BAM International. No new trading information will be released. read more

European Coatings Show and Conference bigger than ever
04.04.2017 From 4 to 6 April 2017, the European Coatings Show will once again underline its status as the leading international show for the paints and coatings industry. With a total of 1,135 exhibitors, the number of companies taking part at the world's most important event of the coatings industry has again increased significantly by 11 percent (1,024 in 2015). As well as numerous industry giants, German and international specialists, ambitious young start-ups are also represented at this leading gathering at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. On 3 and 4 April, the European Coatings Show Conference takes place semi-concurrently with the show with a programme offering a comprehensive overview of the latest research findings. read more

European Coatings Show and Conference bigger than ever
04.04.2017 From 4 to 6 April 2017, the European Coatings Show will once again underline its status as the leading international show for the paints and coatings industry. With a total of 1,135 exhibitors, the number of companies taking part at the world's most important event of the coatings industry has again increased significantly by 11 percent (1,024 in 2015). As well as numerous industry giants, German and international specialists, ambitious young start-ups are also represented at this leading gathering at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. On 3 and 4 April, the European Coatings Show Conference takes place semi-concurrently with the show with a programme offering a comprehensive overview of the latest research findings. read more


industry news

BAM Supervisory Board: appointment of a new member
21.04.2017 The Supervisory Board of Royal BAM Group nv intends to nominate Mr P. Sheffield CBE for appointment to the Supervisory Board at an extraordinary general meeting on 24 August 2017 for a period which will end with the general meeting of shareholders in 2021. read more

Thiess wins Mount Pleasant mining services contract
13.04.2017 CIMIC Group's global mining services provider, Thiess, has secured a mining services contract with MACH Energy's new Mount Pleasant coal mine in Australia's Hunter Valley region in New South Wales. read more

Skanska builds the I-15 Express Lanes project in California, USA
13.04.2017 Skanska has in a joint venture with Ames Construction signed a contract with Riverside County Transportation Commission to construct express lanes on the I-15 freeway in California, USA. The total contract is worth USD 244M. Skanska will include its share of the contract worth USD 146M, about SEK 1.3 billion, in the US order bookings for the first quarter 2017. read more

VINCI Highways completes the financial arrangements for the A7 motorway PPP in Germany
12.04.2017 VINCI Concessions subsidiary VINCI Highways recently completed the financial arrangements for the A7 motorway public-private partnership covering a 60 km section between the Bockenem and Göttingen interchanges in Germany. Total financing amounts to €441 million, and encompasses two long-term and two short-term tranches. The European Investment Bank, CaixaBank, Development Bank of Japan (DBJ), DZ Bank and KfW IPEX-Bank underwrote the debt, and the arrangement includes a €126 million grant from the federal government. read more

FCC win contract to build Vopak's storage terminal in Panamá
10.04.2017 The consortium FCC and Felguera IHI has won the contract in Panama for the construction of Vopak's independent oil storage terminal in Bahía las Minas (province of Colón), on Panama's Atlantic coast. The contract was awarded by Royal Vopak, the world's leading independent tank storage provider for the oil and chemical industry. The new terminal will be located next to the existing 509,000 cbm Chevron terminal in Panama, which is operated for Chevron by Vopak. The new independent Vopak terminal will have nine storage tanks for marine oil, fuel oil and clean oil products (diesel, gasoline and Jet A) with an aggregate capacity of approximately 360,000 cbm. read more

CIMIC's Leighton Asia wins Ikea outlet in India
10.04.2017 CIMIC Group company, Leighton Asia, has been selected by IKEA Group to construct its first retail outlet in Hyderabad, India. The contract will generate revenue of approximately A$70.4 million for Leighton Asia, which is part of CIMIC Group construction company CPB Contractors. read more

Ramboll wins climate resiliency project in New York
07.04.2017 Recently, Ramboll, in collaboration with The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), launched a 'Cloudburst Resiliency Planning Study'. The study provides insight on ways for New York City to advance climate resiliency projects and traditional stormwater solutions to mitigate inland flooding and accommodate future increase in rainfall intensity through integration with ongoing urban planning development. read more

ABB selected for UK-France power link
07.04.2017 ABB has won an order worth €270 million from the UK grid operator National Grid and Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE), the French network owner and operator, to provide key HVDC (high-voltage direct current) technology that will help interconnect the electricity networks of France and the UK. read more

SNC-Lavalin awarded contract for Chevron Australia
07.04.2017 SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) has been awarded a three-year contract, with the option of an extension, to provide telecommunications and electronics maintenance and support for Chevron Australia's interests in Western Australia. read more


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