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IN BRIEF

Balfour climbs on Chinese metro

BALFOUR Beatty has won a

9 million contract for an overhead line system for phase one of the new Guangzhou metro in China.

The deal comprises the design, supply and installation of the equipment that will serve a new 15 km long line running between Fangcun and Guangzhou East railway station.

Blowing in the wind

SOUTH Wales Electricity (Swalec), working with National Wind Power, is planning to build four wind farm schemes

in Wales worth around 70

million.

SWALEC is expected to apply later this year for planning permission for the 140 wind turbines, which will be sited near Merthyr Tydfil, Llandrindod Wells, Fishguard and Haverfordwest.

Kvaerner jacket

KVAERNER Engineering has clinched a 45 million contract for the detailed engineering of the topsides and jacket for a Phillips Petroleum platform to be installed in the Ekofisk Field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Much of the design work on the jacket will be done by Kvaerners Earl and Wright division in London.

Winners in Japan

AN Ove Arup/Foreign Office Architects team has won an international design competition for the 200 million Yokohama Ferry Terminal in Japan. The competition attracted around 3,000 applicants.

London homes

BURT & Vick has started work on the 6 million redevelopment of the former Westminster Childrens Hospital in London.

Following demolition work 58 upmarket apartments will be built, although the five-storey facade and existing entrance is being retained.