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27 July 2016
 
  
CRANES & LIFTING 
Konecranes offers to split off subsidiary to buy Terex MHPS


KONECRANES is offering to split off one of its subsidiaries to address concerns from the European Commission (EC) about the supply of hoists within the European Economic Area.
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MORE CRANES & LIFTING

Coates appoints new chief executive


Final crane goes up at Jupiters


WorkSafe WA issues warning on High Risk Work Licenses


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INDUSTRY REPORT 
Government Tenders – 25/07/2016


EACH week, CIN compiles the latest government tenders across the construction sector, covering earthmoving, consulting, civil engineering and mining.
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MORE INDUSTRY REPORT

Government Tenders – 18/07/2016


Government Tenders – 11/07/2016


Government Tenders – 04/07/2016


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CONSTRUCTION BIZ 
Sector heading towards balanced growth: Ai Group


THE Major Project Activity Outlook for Australia published by the Ai Group this week indicates Australia's construction sector is heading towards more balanced growth in 2017, as the engineering and commercial sectors recover.
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Review critical of local build for $50B sub project


THE federal Productivity Commission (PC) has released the Trade and Assistance Review 2014-15, criticising the premium for building Australia’s new submarine locally as compared to an overseas build.
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Sector heading towards balanced growth: Ai Group


THE Major Project Activity Outlook for Australia published by the Ai Group this week indicates Australia's construction sector is heading towards more balanced growth in 2017, as the engineering and commercial sectors recover.
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Caterpillar experiences 2nd quarter profit drop


CATERPILLAR has released its second quarter results, showing a drop in both profit and revenue.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

CONTRACTS

Rio Tinto awards contract for Amrun Export Facility

$1.58B contract signed for Hong Kong tunnel

CIMIC Group wins $543M of contracts in Hong Kong and India

BGC Contracting preferred for Kwinana Energy Project

Head contractor for $300M development

$324M excavation works to start “early” next year




   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Minister proposes call in for West Village development


THE Deputy Minister for Queensland, Jackie Trad will consider a ministerial call in for the proposed West Village development at the Absoe site in West End.
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Workers threatened with standover tactics


THE Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and union official Bradley Upton are facing Federal Court following allegations of abuse and threats against construction workers on the Gorgon LNG Project.
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State of the States report released


VICTORIA has the fastest annual economic growth rate in the country while NSW has retained it’s top ranking on key economic growth, equipment investment and construction according to the latest CommSec State of the States report.
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John Holland providing some answers on asbestos scare


THE West Australian government announced last week that it was launching an independent inquiry into the use of asbestos products at the Perth Children’s Hospital.
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Exclusive: Laing O’Rourke’s military precision – Part Two


EARLIER this year Laing O’Rourke won the 2016 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA) for the Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) Project. Construction Industry News began interviewing Laing O’Rourke project director Grant D’Arcy last week about what went into the complex project.
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Managing contractor appointed to $500M defence works


BILLED as a way to help the Northern Territory’s workforce transition after the completion of the Ichthys LNG Project, the $500 million worth of upgrades to Larrakeyah Base and other naval infrastructure facilities now has a managing contractor for the planning phase.
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CFMEU raids unreasonable: Justice John Reeves


THE Federal Court has found that the Royal Commission Task Force conducted themselves “unreasonably” in raids carried out on the QLD branch of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).
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New tunnel for WestConnex doesn’t impact cost


THE controversial $16.8 billion WestConnex roads project in Sydney will now have a new tunnel connection which state Roads Minister Duncan Gay said would have no impact on the overall cost.
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Italian cable supplier involved in cartel conduct


AN Italian corporation, Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi S.R.L (Prysmian) has been found guilty in the Federal Court after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission brought proceedings against them for cartel conduct in relation to the supply of high voltage land cables in Australia.
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Exclusive: Laing O’Rourke’s military precision – Part One


LAING O’Rourke recently won the 2016 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA) for the Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) Project, a first for the company. Construction Industry News spoke with Laing O’Rourke project director Grant D’Arcy to understand what receiving the ACAA means for the company and to get some insight into the very intricate project.
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Continuing court battles for the CFMEU


THE Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has been in court this week in Brisbane and Melbourne as one case against them is dismissed, while the other goes to trial.
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Toowoomba win paves way for national title


THE Quest Apartments in Toowoomba, Queensland, has just won two state awards from the Building Designers Association Queensland (BDAQ). Now the project builders will attempt to repeat their success in the national awards.
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CIMIC reports steady profit amid 27% revenue drop


CIMIC has released the results for the six months ending on 30 June, showing a small increase in profit but a substantial drop in revenue compared to the same period in 2015.
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MUA facing $10M over Gorgon action


THE Federal Court has found the Maritime Union of Australia used safety as a “pretext” for unlawful industrial action that affected Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project.
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