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US to get first offshore wind farm
Cape Wind gets federal go-ahead following nine years of protests.
Piling starts at Louvre Abu Dhabi
Piling works have started at the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Nord Stream’s green light
Finnish authorities have issued the final outstanding permit enabling construction of the 1223 km long Nord Stream natural gas pipeline connecting Russia with Germany to commence.
Design team chosen for "health island" infrastructure
Ithmaar Development Company has appointed Mott MacDonald to provide infrastructure design and supervision services for its US$ 1.6 billion Dilmunia Health Island project.
Atlas Copco rentals wins first contract for special nitrogen units
Atlas Copco Specialty Rental has won the first rental contract for its recently acquired Nitrogen Bundle Boxes (NBB) with three units and other equipment being used for pipeline testing on Egypt’s Sequoia gas field.
Reclamation on Durrat Marina complete
Land reclamation of the Durrat Marina islands, part of the Durrat al Bahrain residential resort, has been completed ahead of schedule.
HRW report condemns Abu Dhabi over workers' conditions
A report by Human Rights Watch has condemned the treatment of migrant workers constructing the UAE's Saadiyat Island development
Peruvian port expansion planned
Japanese and South Korean investors are to finance the port of San Juan de Marcona concession and expansion project
Long Beach port expansion approved
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, California, US has approved the 10-year Middle Harbor Redevelopment project following an "exhaustive" environmental study.
Zaha Hadid wins Antwerp competition
Zaha Hadid Architects has won the competition to design the new headquarters for Antwerp, Belgium's Port Authority.
Reclamation complete on Porto Dubai
Reclamation work has been completed on Zabeel Properties' Porto Dubai island development.
Royal Haskoning awarded New Doha Port, Qatar contract
Netherlands-based Royal Haskoning and Worley Parsons Australia subsidiary WorleyParsons Qatar have been awarded the contract to out the engineering design of the New Doha Port near Mesaieed, Qatar.
Nakheel plans new offshore "blue" development
Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based developer Nakheel has unveiled plans for a new off-shore development called The Universe.
Wind farm go-ahead
Npower Renewables has been given the go-ahead for a 750 MW wind farm off the coast of North Wales in the UK. According to the UK government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Gwynt y Môr wind farm will be the second largest offshore wind farm in the world.
ADB to help expand Cook Islands' Avatiu Port
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide a US$ 15.5 million grant to expand the Cook Islands' main international port.
Vancouver port expansion
Pennie has installed 76 km of underwater stone columns as part of the scheme to expand the Deltaport container terminal in Vancouver, Canada.
The Panama Canal - early plans
The dream of digging a water passage across the Isthmus of Panama uniting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans dates to the early 16th century, and can be traced to the 1513 Isthmian crossing of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa.
The Panama Canal - the canal now
The Panama Canal is approximately 80 km long and joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It was cut through one of narrowest parts of the isthmus that joins North and South America.
Manifa oil and gas
It's not just on land that contractors are moving huge quantities of sand, rock and earth however. The Manifa Field Causeway and Island Project is one of the world's biggest dredging projects.
Construction of Vietnam's Thi Vai-Cai Mep international seaport starts
Construction of Vietnam's Thi Vai-Cai Mep International Port started this week in Tan Thanh district in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, according to local news agency Nhan Dan.
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