Australia CBUS Property is planning to build a mixed-use project at 447 Collins St. in Melbourne. A team consisting of Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects PC currently is designing a building that will include commercial, residential, hotel and retail spaces as well as some public open space on the site. The project also involves the demolition of the existing on-site 27-story National Mutual Plaza building. The project is valued at $934 million. CBUS Property, 550 Bourke St., Melbourne 3000. DR#14-00585118.
China The Chinese National Energy Administration is planning to build a dynamic tidal power facility off the coast, between Xiamen and Shantou, in southeast China. The project entails constructing, perpendicular to the coast, a dam between 60 kilometers and 100 km long. The dam would capture power from the tide through a network of 4,000 turbines to generate up to 15 gigawatts of energy. The project is being designed and developed by the POWER group, a consortium of eight Dutch firms and universities and also Rob Steijn, a director of Arcadis River, Coast and Sea, and one of the technology inventors. The construction cost has been estimated at $40 billion. Chinese National Energy Administration, Shanxi Pingyang Rd., 101 Taiyuan. DR#14-00586324.
Dominican Republic The Corporacion Dominicana de Empresas Electricas Esta is planning to add two coal-fired boilers to its Punta Catalina powerplant in Azua. Tecnimont S.p.A., serving as the engineer-procure-construct firm, has selected Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group to supply the two 360-MW boilers as well as coal pulverizers, air heaters, fans and structural steel. Expected to be completed in 2017, the project is valued at $1.9 billion. Corporacion Dominicana de Empresas Electricas Esta, Av. Independencia, Centro de los Heroes, Santo Domingo 1428. DR#14-00589257.
Puerto Rico The U.S. General Services Administration is planning to build a Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in San Juan. The project entails the construction of two five-story buildings, totaling 240,000 sq ft, a 358-space parking garage, a 399-space outdoor parking lot and a 14,500-sq-ft child-care center. Gruzen Samton Architects is handling the master plan and designing the garage, and Thomas Phifer and Partners is designing the buildings. Hill International Inc. is the construction manager. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the project is valued at $85 million. General Services Administration, Attn: Claudia Rivera, Contracting Specialist, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10278. DR#09-00607788.
Qatar The Qatar Tourism Authority is planning to build Sports City Stadium in Doha. The 47,560-person-capacity, retractable-roof stadium will generate solar power and be climate-controlled and carbon-neutral. Woods Bagot and Albert Speer & Partner GmbH is the designer. It will be completed in time to host the World Cup, in 2022. The estimated construction cost is between $500 million and $750 million. Qatar Tourism Authority, P.O. Box 24624, Doha. DR#12-00455640.
Russia Sheremetyevo International Airport, which serves Moscow, is planning to build Terminal B, a 100,000-sq-ft terminal that will be a part of the Northern Terminal Complex. The project also entails building a 2,138-meter-long inter-terminal passage, between the existing Southern Terminal Complex and the Northern Terminal Complex. AECOM is both the designer and the construction manager. The project has been valued at between $100 million and $500 million. Sheremetyevo International Airport, Khimki Moskovskaya oblast 141400. DR#14-00580289.
Rwanda The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority is planning to build an international airport on a 25-sq-km site in Bugesera, 25 km southeast of Kigali. It will complement Kigali International Airport, which is operating beyond its capacity. The designer is a joint-venture team of OZ Architecture and TPS Consult. The project has been valued at $650 million. Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, P.O. Box 1122, Kigali. DR#14-00589252.
Singapore Golar LNG is planning to convert the existing Hilli LNG carrier into a floating natural-gas liquefaction facility. Located at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore, the project involves the renewal of key onboard systems while the topsides are manufactured. New, floating liquefied-natural-gas production equipment will be mounted on two new sponsons, which will be connected to the vessel. Black & Veatch, serving as the engineer-procure-construct firm, will provide process design and detailed engineering; specify and procure topside equipment, including its proprietary PRICO liquefaction technology. The project is valued at $735 million. Golar LNG, 14 Par-la-Ville Rd., Hamilton HM08, Bermuda. DR#14-00593783.
United Kingdom The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) is planning to build the Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm off the north shore of Wales. The project will comprise 160 turbines capable of generating 576 MW, as well as associated operating and maintenance facilities. Balfour Beatty Plc is the designer, and Pochin Construction Ltd. is the contractor. The project has been valued at $531 million. Ofgem, One Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4DQ Wales. DR#13-00589538.
Pulse: Project News From McGraw-Hill Construction's Dodge
May 12, 2014