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Master building and civil consultants appointed for Changi T5

The master building consultants will provide architectural design and engineering consultancy services for Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 5 (T5), and the master civil consultants will be responsible for the T5-related landside and airfield works.

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Deliveries start for Volvo EC200D in Southeast Asia

Volvo CE has held a number of launch events in Southeast Asia for its new EC200D excavator. The machine is targeted at the Asian market, specially designed for general construction applications such as road construction, building, landscaping and utility work.

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Manitowoc introduces Grove GMK6300L-1 crane

Manitowoc has launched the successor to its popular Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane, the GMK6300L-1. Several improvements have been made to the structural strength of this new 300 t capacity model.

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Liebherr achieves highest turnover in history

In 2017, Liebherr achieved the highest turnover in its history, with total sales of €9,845 million. Compared to the previous year, the company increased its revenue by 9.3%. It is expecting further sales growth in 2018.

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Arup appoints new chair in Australasia

Global engineering consultant Arup has appointed Peter Chamley as its new chair for Australasia. He will now lead the region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Major solar farm project in Vietnam gets go-ahead

Sunseap International has received the green light for a US$150 million solar farm in Vietnam, to be located in the Ninh Thuan province. The project is scheduled to break ground in mid-2018 before going into commercial operation by June 2019.

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PHB JV wins Singapore’s Tuas Terminal Phase 2 project

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has awarded a S$1.46 billion reclamation project for Tuas Terminal Phase 2 to Penta-Ocean Construction Company Limited/ Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd/ Boskalis International BV (PHB) Joint Venture.

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Aurecon boosts digital engineering capabilities in Asia

The global engineering firm Aurecon has set up a regional centre of excellence for digital engineering in Singapore. It is the first of its kind for Aurecon and is dedicated to solving client challenges with emerging digital technologies and alternative business models.

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USG Boral moves corporate headquarters to Singapore

USG Boral has relocated its corporate HQ from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore. The company’s key executive team will now be based in the Singapore office, while the Kuala Lumpur office will continue to serve the crucial function as its operations HQ.

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‘Organic waste could provide building materials of the future’

Cities could tackle the global problem of rising levels of waste and depleted resources by using organic waste, such as bananas, potatoes and maize, as building materials, says Arup.