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Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement is complete

Vinci and Bouygues conclude the 12-year project to make the damaged Ukrainian reactor safe

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LafargeHolcim launches ‘Plants of Tomorrow’

Building solutions company upgrades production processes to create an Industry 4.0 operation

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The world’s deepest subsea tunnel

In Boknafjorden, Norway, construction is taking place on a tunnel 392 metres below sea level

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Simulator operator training

Operator training can lower production costs, improve fuel efficiency, reduce environmental impact and enhance site safety

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Pilosio Time-lapse for art exhibition

Pilosio constructed an internal MP multidirectional scaffolding structure for Keith Haring art display

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A Flavour of Bauma

If you’ve never experienced Bauma then watch this

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Planned transport hub for Northern Ireland

Planning permission granted for new Belfast transport hub worth €243 million

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Construction Europe market review 2018

The current state of construction in Europe is analysed in a video produced by Construction Europe

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Changes at Bauma 2019 - video

New halls and a reshuffle of exhibitors are planned for the next Bauma exhibition in April 2019

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Features

At Perkins' facility in Peterborough, UK, engines sit completed, ready to b  transported to manufacturers

Engines: Cutting emissions, not power

Alternative power is being discussed ever frequently, but diesel has been a driving force in engines for over a century

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Drones: How UAVs are changing the construction industry

Unmanned aerial vehicles are widely used in construction, but could this technology become disruptive?

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Concrete equipment: Material gains

Historically, concrete has been a firm friend to construction industry professionals. Mike Hayes examines why that is

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VR and AR: Visualising the future of construction

Virtual and augmented reality, once considered a technology of the distant future, is now very much present

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Concrete: Material Gains

Historically, concrete has been a firm friend to construction industry professionals, but are things about to change?

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Telehandlers: Compact, simple, powerful

Compact technology with serious lifting power is the name of the game - a look at the latest telescopic handlers

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Exhibition preview: Plantworx

The UK’s leading construction machinery exhibition takes place this month at its new home in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Construction Europe takes a look at what’s on show

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Breakers: Technology that’s built to blast

Steve Ducker looks at the latest hydraulic breakers and other hardworking attachments

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Roadbuilding: Keeping things rolling

Joe Sargent takes a look at new roadbuilding equipment ready to handle Europe’s toughest projects

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Drilling: Knowing the drill

With technology moving fast in the construction sector, having the right drill for the right application only gets you half way to a job well done, as Mike Hayes discovers

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Volvo video features Dolph Lundgren

The manufacturer has launched a new short promotional film featuring Hollywood tough guy, Dolph Lundgren

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Prized materials

Global construction prize awarded for new building materials inspired by nature

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Lower Thames Crossing proposal

Video showing the current design proposed for the Lower Thames Crossing

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London City Airport project

Scale of €540 million engineering project currently underway in King George V Dock is illustrated

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ConExpo expanded

An expanded footprint for the 2020 ConExpo show in Las Vegas, US, is planned

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Bentley’s Barcelona solution

4D construction modelling solution to be used for FC Barcelona’s renovation to Espai Barça arena

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Metso's renewed Lokotrack LT200HP

Finnish crushing and earthmoving contractor is trying out Metso’s renewed Lokotrack LT200HP

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CECE Congress, Rome, Italy, 2018

Some reasons to attend the 2018 CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment) Congress in Rome

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Liebherr discusses work on the Tours Duo project in Paris, France, situated in the 13th arrondissement

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Volvo and Lego develop concept machine

Construction equipment manufacturer works with toy maker to create wheeled loader of the future

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Liebherr in Paris

The Grand Paris project in France, where Liebherr machines are at work.

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Volvo CE to highlight new technology at Diesel Progress Summit

Ray Gallant will discuss the convergence of new technologies in connectivity, electromobility and automation

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CRH divests European Distribution

CRH’s European Distribution business sold to Blackstone group for €1.64 billion

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Tunnelling under Stonehenge

Highways England have announced a tender for a road tunnel beneath historic UK landmark

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Latvia awards €430 million Rail Baltica contract

Besix and Sia Rere Būve to design and build the Rail Baltica Central Station in Riga, Latvia

A concept image of the Tallinn-Helsinki double train tunnel that will run under the Gulf of Finland.

Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel deal signed

Finest Bay Area Development signs memorandum with three Chinese companies to build undersea tunnel

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Tobroco-Giant expands

Netherlands-based manufacturer continues to grow its production capacity

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CE Barometer and finance July 2019

After share prices roundly fell last month, a shrewd investor could have seen a good return, with share prices now creeping back up

Proposed route of the Meridian highway

Russia green lights 2,000 km ‘Moscow bypass’

Toll highway connecting China and Europe could dramatically cut shipping times

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Increased use of data in construction

Contractors increasingly using technology to gather and analyse data

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Total Eren to build two solar plants in Kazakhstan

Paris-based green energy firm announces construction project costs of €137 million

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Europe’s engineering consultancies stable

The latest sector review from EFCA suggests strong but challenging markets in Europe

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Salini announces ‘Project Italy’

Contractor to combine its assets with Astaldi and other ailing Italian construction companies

Boosting tourism is to be a major part of the Upper Nitra region's transition away from coal mining

Slovakia’s €3 billion fund to move from coal

Government approves local community’s transition plan in line with EU’s 2050 carbon neutral goal

Romania's only nuclear power plant undergoes modernisation works

Romania’s only nuclear plant undergoes works

Cernavodă nuclear power plant partially decommissioned as two new reactors are agreed

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Historic Irish church refurbished and preserved

Best conservation practice brings Dublin’s Scots back into use 

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Registration opens for CECE Summit 2019

Association’s Brussels event to focus on innovation’s contribution to sustainable construction

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Report reveals €100 billion Polish projects

Market analyst Spectis says work planned or underway totals twice the country’s annual output

Veidekke's Volvo EC750E HR excavator at work on the House of Oslo shopping centre in Norway

Tallest excavator demolishes 11 storeys

Veidekke demolishes House of Oslo shopping centre in Norway using Volvo EC750E HR excavator

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Bechtel-Enka JV completes Kosovan motorway

65km highway project is set to be the centrepiece of major European trade corridor

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First base completed for Hinkley Point C

EDF has announced that a key point in UK nuclear power plant construction has been reached

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Voltalia needs €376 million for 2.6GW

Energy services company tries to raise €376 million to reach 2023 clean energy target

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Eiffage launches platform dedicated to low carbon

Contractor launches Sekoya, a platform focused on low-carbon materials and processes

Construction work underway at Turkey's nuclear plant in Akkuyu

Fears over Turkey’s first nuclear plant

Cracks reported in the foundations of the 4,800 MW facility, but construction continues