Egis has acquired Carillion’s 30-year M40 motorway operations and maintenance contract.
Murphy has bagged a £42m deal to construct a 6 km sewer north of Bristol.
Carillion’s collapse and bad weather in February and March contributed to a £1.5bn quarterly decline in output during Q1, according to the Construction Products Association.
Story Contracting was the best performing of all Network Rail’s construction contractors across 2017/18, Construction News can reveal.
Today Construction News revealed the performance scores of Network Rail’s top contractors.
A lack of clarity over future rail work in the UK forced Keltbray to move into the Canadian market, the company’s infrastructure boss has told Construction News.
Interserve chairman Glyn Barker has been named deputy chairman and senior independent director of Berkeley Group.
The man who successfully led Bouygues’ HS2 bid has been appointed to head up its UK business.
The search has begun to find a chair to oversee the £4bn restoration of the Houses of Parliament.
Lincolnshire County Council is preparing to renew its highways maintenance contract worth £762m.
More than 300 staff working on Carillion rail contracts have been made redundant, Construction News has learned.
Bridge contractor Cleveland Bridge has won a case against one of its subcontractors over damages linked to delays on a multi-million-pound roads project.
Workers on the £745m Aberdeen bypass project have “downed tools” over a pay dispute, Transport Scotland has confirmed.
Clapham Junction looks set for a major overhaul after Network Rail took back control of the south-west London station earlier this month.
Contractors bidding for HS2’s £1.3bn Old Oak Common contract were informed of Fluor’s entry into the race just a day before a crucial tender deadline.
Revisions to ONS data covering July to October 2017 have shown that construction did not enter recession last year.
Helical has agreed a deal with Transport for London for a £120m over-station development at Farringdon’s new Crossrail station.
Network Rail is inviting bids from alliances for £5bn worth of track works.
Crossrail has made changes to its delivery plan as part of a drive by the body behind the £14.8bn rail project to mitigate cost overruns and delays on the scheme.
Network Rail’s chief executive has said it has received interest from around 250 individuals and organisations over buying parts or all of the rail body’s commercial property.
Train operator Abellio has withdrawn from the £5bn Wales and Borders rail franchise following the collapse of its JV partner Carillion.
HS2 has begun its search to find a new chairman to take over from Sir David Higgins, who will step down later this year after four years on the project.
Canary Wharf Contractors has pulled out of the running for the £1.65bn contract to redevelop Euston station as part of the HS2 project, Construction News can exclusively reveal.
Amey has taken on a number of key rail contracts from Carillion following the collapse of Network Rail’s second biggest supplier.
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne will retire later this year.
HS2 has announced the bidders shortlisted for its £3bn London stations contracts.
The decision to award Carillion’s HS2 JV two of its civils contracts sent the wrong signals to the supply chain over its financial future, according to a number of subcontractors.
Subcontractors have stopped work and removed equipment on some Carillion Network Rail sites, the transport body has confirmed.
Kier has taken on approximately 200 Carillion staff on HS2 and Highways England joint ventures.
Carillion staff working on Network Rail projects will be guaranteed pay until mid-April, despite the collapse of the contractor.
Highways England commercial boss David Poole has joined HS2 as its new procurement and supply director.
HS2 technical director Andrew McNaughton will switch to a part-time advisory role next month.
Lagan Construction Group’s JV partner on all of its Highways England work, John Sisk & Sons, has said it is prepared to go it alone on future roads schemes and is looking to take on a number of Lagan’s highways staff.
Lagan Construction announced today that four of its major contracting businesses were in administration, putting 200 jobs at risk.
Galliford Try and Balfour Beatty will foot a bill of up to £80m to cover the cost of finishing the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, following Carillion’s liquidation.
Tarmac has acquired Welsh contractor Alun Griffiths for an undisclosed sum.
Kier has been fined £1.8m after a road worker was killed while carrying out roadworks in Suffolk.
Aviation news and contracts
Gatwick Airport station’s transformation has reached a key milestone after plans were submitted for the project as part of the government’s £300m congestion hotspot initiative.
A Mott MacDonald and Ramboll joint venture has landed the design deal for the expansion of London Stansted Airport.
Manchester Airport Group (MAG) is seeking contractors for a £50m modular car parks framework.
The government has today invited firms to bid to build a privately funded railway from Waterloo to Heathrow that is estimated to cost up to £1.6bn.
Stansted Airport has started the bidding process for its planned £340m expansion programme.
Bam Nuttall has won an £85m deal to build a 75,000 sq m concrete deck extension at London City Airport.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has called on the government to speed up progress on a number of major projects as “a matter of urgency”.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has awarded a Balfour Beatty joint venture the $1.95bn (£1.38bn) contract to deliver a new transportation system.
Sir John Armitt has replaced Lord Adonis as chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) on a permanent basis.
Heathrow has kicked off a 10-week public consultation on its expansion plans, which include proposals to build a tunnel for the M25 beneath the new third runway.
VolkerFitzpatrick and Kier have been chosen to deliver the civils works for Luton Airport’s new £200m light rail link.
Heathrow Airport has set out plans to slash the cost of its third runway expansion by £2.5bn.
Bechtel has been selected as the delivery partner for a £180m expansion at Gatwick Airport.
Energy news and contracts
The developer behind a £800m hydroelectric plant in northern Scotland have submitted an updated planning application to more than double its capacity.
Unions have launched a protest calling for better pay for workers carrying out the construction of a £180m energy-from-waste plant in north Wales.*
Hochtief is facing a £107m compensation claim from SSE Engineering over a collapsed tunnel after the Scottish Court of Session overturned a previous ruling.
EDF Energy will reconsider plans to build a new multi-billion-pound nuclear plant in Suffolk if it is unable to agree a viable financing model with the UK government.
Balfour Beatty has won two contracts worth a total of £47m to upgrade the electricity network between Fort Augustus and Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.
The energy-from-waste plant from which Interserve was removed in November 2016 is now £95m over budget, with the client planning to recover costs from the terminated contractor.
Costain’s energy and water business returned to profit in 2017 as the company exited its problem Manchester waste PFI contract.
Black & Veatch has been hired by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and Wyre Power to help achieve planning consent for the proposed Wyre Combined Cycle Project.
Murphy has bought Carillion’s UK power business for an undisclosed fee, less than a month after the collapse of the construction giant.
The developer behind the planned £10bn Wylfa nuclear power plant in Anglesey has brought in EDF’s generation development director to lead its nuclear operations team.
The Welsh government has promised “a substantial investment” towards the construction of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in a bid to kickstart work on the much-delayed energy scheme.
Former Areva Projects boss Eric Chassard has been appointed as the project director for the construction of Hitachi’s £10bn Wylfa nuclear power plant in Anglesey.
Amey has submitted plans for a new £200m energy-from-waste plant in Cambridgeshire.
The construction of a £10bn nuclear power plant in north-west Wales has edged a step closer after it completed a crucial assessment from the government’s nuclear regulator.
Severfield will pursue Spanish energy giant Duro Felguera for £4.4m following victory at the High Court against the firm’s liquidated UK arm.
South Korean nuclear giant Kepco has swooped in to save the troubled £10bn Moorside nuclear power plant after being chosen to replace Toshiba as its developer.
Water news and contracts
Murphy has bagged a £42m deal to construct a 6 km sewer north of Bristol.
Northern Ireland Water has begun its search for partners on a £1.68bn capital investment programme.
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