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The New Orbital Highway and Truck Route
26.05.2019 Doka's recent work on the new Doha Orbital Highway shows how a combination of slick logistics and technical supervision help to make even the most challenging projects possible. With both the national Vision 2030 and the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar isn't short of reasons to ensure its national infrastructure is delivered. Furthermore, to showcase itself as a sustainable and technologically advanced nation and with just four years remaining before the World Cup, virtually all projects are on a strict timetable. read more

Fluence by Osram horticultural lighting solutions in EMEA
26.05.2019 Fluence by Osram LED horticultural lighting has been launched in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), supported by our experienced team of technical advisers to help growers produce the best crops possible to meet market demands in the region. The move follows Osram's acquisition last year of Fluence Bioengineering Inc., a supplier of energy-efficient LED lighting for commercial crop production and research applications, founded in 2013 in Austin, Texas. "The latest generation of LEDs are energy efficient and are ready to replace traditional lighting, read more

KOWA brings World class oil analysis to Komatsu Forestry customers
26.05.2019 Komatsu Forestry announced Komatsu Oil Wear Analysis (KOWA) is now the official forestry fluid analysis provider for North America. KOWA serves its North American customers through partnerships with oil analysis laboratories, Fluid Life and Bureau Veritas. KOWA has been an established Komatsu program for more than 40 years. The company's construction and mining customers have used KOWA as an effective preventive maintenance and diagnostic tool through their North American Komatsu distributors. Analyzing engine oil and other fluids is an effective way to read more

Quantum Dots from Osram make LEDs even more efficient
26.05.2019 Quantum Dots (QD) are nanometer-sized semiconductor particles, which means they are about 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. Due to their very small size, the light that is re-emitted when blue LED light hits the nanoparticles depends on the size of the particles. For example, QD particles that are roughly three nanometers in size produce green light, while particles around seven nanometers emit red light. This innovative, tunable light conversion technology is now being used for the first time in the Osconiq S 3030 QD mid-power LED read more

Royal Caribbean Reveals HOK Design for New Headquarters in Miami
26.05.2019 HOK is leading the design for a new 350,000-sq.-ft. headquarters to consolidate Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s employees in Miami. Reinforcing Royal Caribbean's brand with an iconic design inspired by cruise ships, the $300 million campus will be at the southwest corner of Dodge Island. It will bring together employees currently working in two separate office buildings and temporary spaces. Proximity to the cruise terminals and ships in Biscayne Bay will foster connectivity and a strong sense of identity. "Informed by the modern design and playful nature of Royal Caribbean's ships, read more

Industry’s First 10” Cordless/Corded MultiVolt Table Saw
23.05.2019 Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) introduces the industry's first 10" MultiVolt Table Saw - model C3610DRJQ4. It's Cordless, It's Corded - It's BOTH! With its large table size and extended rip capacity, this saw from Metabo HPTs MultiVolt platform offers a solid tool for the jobsite. Metabo HPT's MultiVolt cordless/corded platform meets the power output demand on a jobsite. MultiVolt tools can accept a 36V MultiVolt battery or plug into an outlet with the award-winning AC Adapter that can be used over long extension cords or from a generator read more

Smart Outdoor Lighting Solution for One of the UK’s Major Ports
23.05.2019 Telensa - provider of connected lighting and smart city data applications - has announced that its smart lighting controls are being deployed as part of the Port of Tyne's LED lighting upgrade project. The Port of Tyne, in North East England, is one of the UK's major ports - handling a diverse range of cargoes including containers, commodities, manufactured and retail goods, as well as supporting renewables and offshore services. Alongside the installation of Low Carbon Lighting (Raytec) LED lights, the Port's deployment of Telensa's PLANet solution is already underway read more

Trio of Grove GMKs form backbone of logistics company’s new premises
20.05.2019 Swiss transport, heavy lift and warehouse logistics company Emil Egger AG has purchased three new Grove mobile cranes to form the backbone of its new facility in Bassersdorf, near Zurich. Headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Emil Egger AG is an established mobile crane hire company for the construction industry, specializing in complex projects in heavy lift logistics and the erection of tower cranes. The three cranes were supplied by Stirnimann AG and comprise one GMK6300L-1, one GMK5250L and one GMK5150L. "When choosing the new mobile cranes, read more

Collapse in wind energy growth jeopardises EU renewables targets
20.05.2019 The growth of onshore wind energy is collapsing in Germany, jeopardising both German and EU renewables targets. Germany installed just 134 MW of new onshore wind farms in the first quarter of 2019 – the country's worst first quarter for onshore installations since 2000. Germany is likely to install a total of just 1-2 GW of onshore wind this year. This is significantly down on the past five years when Germany installed an average of 4.3 GW per year. This is well below what Germany needs to meet its own 65% renewable electricity target by 2030 and to deliver read more


exhibitions and other events

A forward-looking meeting place for the construction sector
11.05.2019 With a three-day trade fair, digitalBAU will bridge the gap between technology and industry. Through the event, the organizers, Messe München and Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V. (BVBS), are responding to the great demand for a platform for digital products and solutions in the construction sector. In addition to renowned exhibitors from the construction software sector, the construction industry and business, there will be a varied supporting program. From February 11 to 13, 2020, Messe Köln will become a popular meeting place for the construction software sector. read more

LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction kicks off in Cairo
16.04.2019 The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable construction kicked off April 4 2019 at the American University in Cairo (AUC), in the presence of H.E. Paul Garnier, Swiss Ambassador in Cairo, Eng. Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister of Housing for National Projects, Engineer Hussein Mansi, CCEO, Lord Norman Foster, the global icon of architecture and more than 1500 guests from Egypt and from 52 countries including experts, researchers, academics, engineers, architects, materials scientists, professionals, students and companies working in the field of architecture. read more

Record bauma attracts more than 620,000 visitors
15.04.2019 With more than 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, bauma 2019, the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, generated the best results in the exhibition's 65-year history. The number of visitors rose by about 40,000 over the total produced during the previous event in 2016. More than 250,000 visitors came from countries outside Germany. The top 10 visitor countries after Germany were: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland and Great Britain. The trade fair also experienced a strong increase in attendance from overseas visitors. read more

Arcadis to hire 45 refugees in Europe
12.04.2019 During the Dutch Business Summit for Refugees on April 8, 15 large Dutch companies pledged their support to the integration of refugees into the labor market. read more


industry news

ACS wins € 282 million during 2019 first quarter, an increase of 12.9%
20.05.2019 ACS Group sales in 2019 first quarter accounted for € 9,263 million, representing an increase of 6.8%, and 4.0% when adjusted to exchange rate variations. The North American, Australian and Spanish markets continue demonstrating solid growth. read more

Sandwell Council selects Telensa to provide smart streetlight infrastructure
20.05.2019 Telensa, the world leader in smart street lighting and smart city applications, has been selected by Sandwell Council to provide a smart street lighting solution as part of the region's 2030 Vision Initiative. The Council plans to install nearly 4,000 lights by 2020, with the intention to increase this to over 11,000 by 2022, which will be wirelessly connected and managed using Telensa's PLANet system. The Council is also converting all their streetlights to highly efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) as part of the upgrade. PLANet will give the Council control over lighting levels, allowing them to remotely tailor for each location, in addition to energy and maintenance cost savings. read more

Vinci Airports becomes the world’s second largest airport operator
16.05.2019 Vinci Airports completed the acquisition of a majority shareholding (50.01%) in London Gatwick airport, a freehold property and the UK's second-largest airport. London Gatwick airport is an asset with substantial growth potential and the transaction fits perfectly into the Vinci Concessions long-term investment strategy. With this transaction, Vinci Airports becomes the world's second-largest airport operator with over 240 million passengers a year including 46 million at London Gatwick. read more

ABB wins major order to transmit wind power from North Sea
11.05.2019 ABB's Power Grids business has been awarded a triple digit million-euro order from the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium, which will design, construct, and build the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission system for the offshore wind connection project DolWin5. ABB is the HVDC technology provider. This project will deliver 900 megawatts of zero-carbon electricity – enough to power around 1 million homes - from three wind farms some 100 km off the German coast. It is scheduled for completion in 2024. read more

Atkins receives achievement award for flood resilience support
11.05.2019 Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, received an achievement award for work on the Truckee River Flood Management- Project. The award was presented at the 2018 Climate Change Business Achievement Awards event held March 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. read more

Worley wins significant role in first utility scale offshore wind farm in Rhode Island and Connecticut
03.05.2019 Orsted has awarded Worley a core role in its 'Revolution Wind' project, which will see the design and installation of a 700 MW offshore windfarm, located 15 km South of the Rhode Island coast. read more

Arcadis appoints Kelly Farrell as CEO of CallisonRTKL
03.05.2019 Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global Design & Consultancy organization for natural and built assets, today announced that Kelly Farrell AIA will become CEO of CallisonRTKL, the company's architecture business, as of 10 May 2019. read more

thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions delivers service contract at Hamad International Airport in Doha
02.05.2019 thyssenkrupp Elevator is celebrating its latest success, having secured the biggest service contract in the entire history of its Airports Solutions business: The company will once again be responsible for the operation and maintenance of 90 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs), which includes one VIP boarding bridge exclusively used by the Royal Family and Senior Government Officials at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. The service contract includes the operation and maintenance across the airport by maintaining more than 500 aircraft support units that assist once the airplane is parked. Ground power units supply the aircraft with electricity and pre-conditioned air units supplying fresh air into the aircraft. read more

Vinci to build extension to Confederation Line in Ottawa, Canada
02.05.2019 The city of Ottawa has selected East West Connectors, a joint venture led by Kiewit (60%) and VINCI (40%) through its subsidiaries Eurovia, Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Dodin Campenon Bernard, to build the extension to the Confederation Line, one of the two lines in Stage 2 of Ottawa's O-Train light rail transit (LRT) system. The contract, worth €1.7 billion, covers design, construction and financing of 27.5 km of infrastructure to extend the Confederation Line to the west and east. read more


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