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Dutch-Belgium Consortium wins Oman port extension   (3/7/06)
A Dutch-Belgium consortium of Interbeton, Six Construct and Van Oord has been awarded the OMR 94.9 million (euro 195 million) contract for the phase 3 construction of quay walls and dredging at Sohar Port, Oman.
Environmentalists drop Scottish motorway challenge   (3/7/06)
British environmental campaigners withdrew their legal challenge to the M74 extension last week after being advised that the judgement could set a new precedent by “extending ministerial discretion” and undermine future campaigns.
Construction starts on Brenner Tunnel exploratory gallery   (30/6/06)
Work starts today on an exploratory gallery along the line of the future Brenner Base Tunnel.
Hochtief leads on Euro 290M Austrian tunnel projects   (28/6/06)
Germany’s Hochtief Construction is taking the leading role in two Austrian tunnelling contracts, totalling around Euro 290 million.
Milan finalises Line 5 financing   (28/6/06)
The Municipality of Milan has finalised financial details for the construction of its line 5 underground, for a total value of Euro 502 million.
NCC rated one of Sweden’s best employers   (27/6/06)
Civil engineering contractor NCC has been ranked the best employer in the Swedish construction industry and number eight among all the companies in Sweden.
Ministers accelerate Nabucco pipeline   (27/6/06)
The Energy Ministers of Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey together with European Commission’s Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs agreed to accelerate commercial, regulatory and legal work to build the Nabucco gas pipeline in the shortest possible time.
San Francisco earth structure gets seismic overhaul   (27/6/06)
Californian transport operator Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide engineering design services for a seismic retrofit project for its San Francisco Transition Structure (SFTS).
Balfour Beatty bids for Birse   (26/6/06)
UK civil engineering group Balfour Beatty is said to be launching a £32m takeover bid for rival Birse Group.
Making African poverty history   (25/6/06)
Poverty in Africa can be made history if the region’s wealth of natural resources is effectively, fairly and sustainably harnessed, claims a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).