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Euro Auctions conducts first Dubai sale

Euro Auctions successfully held its first ever sale at its new permanent site in Dubai on 13 September 2017, with buyers from the UAE snapping up over 65 percent of the equipment, followed by Saudi Arabia and Oman. In total, buyers from 45 countries registered for this sale. The next auction is scheduled for 13 December 2017.

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Spanish manufacturers to expand presence in Asia

Between 18 and 22 September 2017, ANMOPYC (the Spanish Manufacturers’ Association of Construction, Public Works and Mining Equipment) will bring three Spanish manufacturers to visit Singapore and Indonesia, expanding their presence in the region.

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Major Asia projects among finalists for Bentley’s 2017 awards

Several major construction projects in Asia are among the finalists in Bentley’s 2017 Be Inspired Awards programme. The event honours the excellent work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction and operations worldwide.

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Positive outlook for global construction equipment

Global construction equipment sales are expected to increase 16 percent this year, according to Off-Highway Research. Worldwide sales are expected to exceed 810,000 units in 2017, with a value of more than US$80 billion.

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First batch of contracts for Singapore’s DTSS Phase 2

Singapore’s national water agency PUB has appointed three contractors to design and build the first batch of 30 km of deep tunnels and link sewers for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2.

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LTA awards first three civil contracts for CCL6 railway project

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has awarded the first three civil contracts for Circle Line 6 project totalling S$1.75 billion. Works on these three contracts are expected to commence by the end of 2017 and complete by 2025.

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Floating Ponds: A sustainable vertical farming concept

The Floating Ponds concept can be applied to fish, vegetable or other agricultural products. Developed by Surbana Jurong, this modular and scalable system comprises vertically stacked fish raceways to maximise production capacity of the available space.

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HDB signs R&D collaboration to raise construction productivity

Singapore’s Housing & Development Board (HDB) partners with NTU and STUD to leverage the power of Big Data, data analytics and smart technology, in order to boost construction productivity and build stronger communities.

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Changi Airport Terminal 4 to start operations on 31 October

Singapore Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 is set to commence operations on 31 October 2017. The project was completed after three years of construction, with a total floor area of 225,000 sq m and a capacity of 16 million passengers per year.

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Surbana Jurong, Phongsavanh Group and Mekong Group team up in Laos

The three companies have recently signed an agreement that aims to help transform land-locked Laos to a land-linked one through infrastructure projects, as well as to attract investments through strategically planned townships and industrial growth clusters.