Articles by Neil Gerrard

Bechtel wins EPC contract for multi-billion-dollar LNG export terminal expansion
Published on: 19 July, 2024
US-based contractor Bechtel has signed a deal with liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Sempra to build the second phase of the Port Arthur LNG export project in Texas
Two companies get green light for world’s largest signalling project worth A$1.6bn
Published on: 19 July, 2024
Engineering and construction firm DT Infrastructure and rolling stock and signalling specialist Alstom have won an A$1 billion (US$1.1 billion) deal to replace the existing signalling and train control systems in Perth, Western Australia
Besix to start construction of seven bridges in Gabon
Published on: 18 July, 2024
A consortium of contractors led by Belgian-French construction company Besix is set to start construction of seven bridges in Gabon
Rail Baltica receives extra €1.2 billion in EU funding to keep construction on track
Published on: 18 July, 2024
The Rail Baltica project has received an extra €1.2 billion in funding from the European Union to keep construction on track
Weekly Quiz: Which company has filed a $100m lawsuit against Cat?
Published on: 18 July, 2024
Construction Briefing weekly quiz for the week ending 19 July
Mace’s revenue passes £2bn mark
Published on: 17 July, 2024
UK-based Mace has seen its revenue pass the £2 billion mark, driven by an expansion of global consultancy work and a five-year high for construction revenue
Corruption controversy engulfs Australian construction union
Published on: 17 July, 2024
An Australian government minister has asked the federal police to investigate allegations of corruption against the construction division of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)
Former dealer sues Caterpillar for $100m in damages
Published on: 16 July, 2024
A former Caterpillar dealer based in Venezuela has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $100 million in damages from the US-based manufacturer
Cobra IS wins contract on major ‘green’ Germany steel factory
Published on: 16 July, 2024
Cobra IS, a subsidiary of Vinci, has won a €74 million contract to carry out the piping and mechanical works on part of a steel production plant in Germany
Contractor wins first contract on $2.3bn project to protect Staten Island from flooding
Published on: 16 July, 2024
Bronx firm has won $132 million contract to protect Staten Island from flooding
Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel
Published on: 16 July, 2024
Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia
Construction equipment supplier agrees to pay out-of-court settlement over Crimean bridge prosecution
Published on: 16 July, 2024
Dutch construction equipment supplier Dieseko has agreed to pay an out-of-court settlement to end an investigation into the sale of machines used for the construction of a bridge in Crimea
Construction materials prices fall but still higher than a year ago
Published on: 15 July, 2024
The price of construction materials in the US fell by 0.3% but remain higher than they were a year ago
What are the root causes of project failure? One project planning expert thinks he knows.
Published on: 15 July, 2024
Image: Generated using AI by Bartek via AdobeStock - stock.adobe.com Elecosoft head of innovation Mark Chapman on what a 30-year civil engineering career has shown him about causes of project failures
Skanska awarded extra £50m under HS2 contract
Published on: 12 July, 2024
Skanska is to receive an extra £50 million (US$64.7 million) under its existing contract for the HS2 high-speed railway, as part of the Skanska Costain Strabag joint venture
Implenia to build station and railway tunnel for Swedish transportation scheme
Published on: 12 July, 2024
Swiss construction company Implenia is set to build a section of the “West Link” transportation scheme in Gothenberg, Sweden, including a railway tunnel and station
Consortium named preferred bidder on A$30 billion Melbourne rail project
Published on: 11 July, 2024
A consortium of contractors is in pole position to undertake the second tunnelling contract for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East in Melbourne, Australia
Skanska bags $596m NY bridge replacement work
Published on: 11 July, 2024
Skanska has won a contract with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to replace the Livingstone Avenue Bridge in Albany, New York, USA
Weekly quiz: What are construction workers in the Antarctic due to do for the first time?
Published on: 11 July, 2024
The Construction Briefing weekly quiz for 12 July 2024
Photos | BAM restores 32-year-old Antarctic runway
Published on: 10 July, 2024
Contractor BAM has completed the restoration of a 32-year-old runway in the Antarctic as construction winds down at the end of the austral summer season
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