Across the UK, cities are following the standards being demanded by London to restrict access to vehicles not meeting extremely low emissions standards. Such is the air quality in certain areas of London, it fails the World Health Organisation’s standards.…
Damen signs with Gerd Stensen of Norway
Gerd Stensen, like Damen, is a family company. Their dredging work includes but is not limited to the extraction of coral sand for the French agricultural industry. They have previously operated a Damen Stan Tug 1, still going strong after 36 years and recently sold to a vessel operator in the Baltics.
Alimak Group signs new Construction and Rental orders with Construction Company Lendlease worth approximately SEK 53 million in Sydney, Australia.
Alimak Group, market leader in vertical access solutions, has been awarded the contract to provide equipment and services on Crown Towers in Sydney, Australia.
The orders include high performance Construction Hoists with related services for the vertical access systems during the project. The project will run until 2020 with most of the equipment being delivered during 2017 and 2018. Alimak has been involved in previous projects with Lendlease and are very pleased to see a continued trust and interest from the company who are constructing Sydney’s first six-star luxury hotel resort.
Keltbray Group, which is a UK leading specialist business that offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail and environmental services, today announced that the company has launched a reinforced concrete frame business named Keltbray Structures.
Keltbray decided to launch the business after acquiring some of the assets of Dunne Group from the Administrators of the Dunne Group, which went into administration in July and has ceased trading.
Dunne Group specialised in reinforced concrete foundations and superstructures for buildings. While Keltbray has not taken over Dunne Group as a going concern, or taken on any of its former contracts with clients, by acquiring some of the Dunne Group assets, Keltbray is strengthening its capability and services portfolio to provide demolition, groundworks, piling and concrete structures solutions as integrated or standalone services.
Leighton Holdings subsidiary Leighton Asia, in a joint venture with China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong), has been awarded a contract by MTR Corporation for works on the Shatin to Central Link in Hong Kong. Total revenue for the project is A$929 million, of which Leighton has a 51% share.
Leighton Holdings Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marcelino Fernández Verdes said: “Securing the largest civil works contract within this project is an excellent achievement and is reflective of Leighton’s experience in delivering transport projects of this size in busy urban areas.
AmeyWebber joint venture selected to manage and maintain Dallas’ highways
A joint venture between Amey and Ferrovial sister company Webber has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to manage and maintain the major interstate highways in and around Dallas. Amey’s internationally recognised asset management capabilities coupled with Webber’s significant experience of highways operations in Texas will ensure that the network can effectively meet the demands of a growing economy and Texan population.
The contract, valued at £11m ($19m) is for an initial period of two years and has the potential to be extended for up to four years.
A company’s success relies on the effectiveness of its supply chain, whether it’s in promoting collaboration and technical innovation or by improving customer satisfaction.
Costain recently held its annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Conference at Warwick University where 140 suppliers and 60 staff heard how this is being applied at Costain. Welcoming the delegates, Andrew Wyllie, Costain’s Chief Executive, explained why a successful supply chain is so important to the success of the Company’s Engineering Tomorrow strategy, Costain’s commitment to identifying, developing and implementing innovative solutions to meet the UK’s major national infrastructure needs.
“The success of any company is down to the cumulative effort of a large number of people working together to achieve a set of shared goals, and we wanted to highlight that at this year’s Supply Chain Management Conference. Effective supply chain management relies on good communication and a strong, collaborative working relationship, which are all central to our Engineering Tomorrow strategy,” said Martin Orrells, Costain’s General Manager for Procurement and Supply Chain Management, who organised the event.
The UK’s leading structural support and rental specialist Groundforce, has teamed up with main contractor Per Aarsleff A/S, who will be acting as the company’s official distributor throughout Denmark, offering a full design, installation and removal service.
Groundforce who are part of the VP Group, and supply a wide range of modular proprietary shoring systems to the UK’s civil engineering industry, has already worked with Per Aarsleff A/S on projects in Denmark
This new collaboration follows the company’s opening of a new depot and offices in Germany, and forms part of a long-term plan to further increase its presence across Europe, offering alternative, cost effective solutions, for basement propping and excavation support.
Established by Chris Deij in 1969, family-owned Barneveld Crane Rental Ltd. (BKV) has successfully built a strong reputation for providing highly specialized solutions in the lifting, transport and crane rental sector in the Netherlands. Currently managed by Chris Deij’s sons, Daan (Director), Dick, (Lifting Specialist), Henry (Planning) and Albert (Technical Services), the company recently bought its first Terex crane, a Challenger 3160, closely followed by the purchase of a second unit.
Technical specialist Albert maintains a young, reliable crane fleet and invests in today’s technology to adapt to market challenges – a key factor in securing the company’s future success.
Focused on providing innovative, cost-efficient solutions for highly technical and challenging projects, “The Terex Challenger is in a class of its own. It’s a great replacement for larger cranes in many cases, so we’re already getting profitable returns on our investment,” says Albert. “Rental is an important aspect of our business and our Challenger 3160 rental rates are very good. Fuel consumption is also lower than similar capacity cranes by other brands -which makes it more economical to operate.”
IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the self-propelled cutter suction dredger, ARTEMIS, in a ceremony on 30 June 2012 at its shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The ARTEMIS, which is being manufactured for Van Oord, is one of the largest cutter suction
dredgers ever built in The Netherlands for a Dutch dredging company.
The ceremony was performed by Mrs AB van den Driest-Sorgdrager, who is the wife of Mr CJ van den Driest, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Van Oord.
The contract for the design, construction and delivery of the vessel was signed between Van Oord and IHC Dredgers, part of IHC Merwede, on 20 December 2010. The ship will be delivered in the first half of 2013.