Infrastructure Weekly Projects Roundup


TRANSPORT

  • Tenders

Ecuador - State-owned subway operator Metro de Quito is scheduled to roll out a prequalification process for the establishment of the second phase of the planned metro project in Quito. The process will be launched before the expected tender for the second phase. Firms interested in taking part in the project's second phase will be required to go through the prequalification process.

Chile - The deadline to submit qualifications for the design and construction of southern region X's Chacao bridge project has been extended by Chile's public works ministry for a second time. The deadline for companies and consortiums interested in the prequalification process has now been shifted to December 21 2012.

  • Contracts

US - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has awarded a contract to widen 2.6 miles of US Route 202 to six lanes in East Whiteland Township, Chester County in the US. The US$63.38mn contract was awarded to Allan A. Myers of Worcester, Montgomery County.

  • Project Updates

Poland - The provincial authorities in Lodzkie, Poland have granted a construction permit for the Strykow-Tuszyn section of the A1 motorway.

Vietnam - The metro line construction project in Hanoi, Vietnam is being hampered by several problems. The work is being affected by the shortage of skilled manpower and the lack of legal frameworks.

Vietnam - The Spanish government has announced that it would only provide 40% of the financing it had initially promised for an urban railway project in Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City.

Rwanda - The long awaited, and much debated, East Africa Community railway line is again in the limelight. Canarail, the Canadian consultancy firm hired to conduct the feasibility study, now estimates that the planned stretch connecting Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi would cost up to US$5.2bn and take four years to complete.

Philippines - The Philippine government is set to conclude cost verification for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) project and the North Luzon and South Luzon Expressways (NLEx-SLEx) connector road project before end-2012.

  • New project announcement s

Bangladesh - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$198mn in financial assistance to Bangladesh for the improvement of the Dhaka-Chittagong-Northwest transport corridor. Under the SASEC Road Connectivity Project, a 70km segment of the road is to be upgraded.

Japan - Central Japan International Airport, also known as Chubu Centrair International Airport, is mulling the construction of a terminal for the exclusive use of budget carriers in Japan.

Transport Infrastructure Projects
Country Project Name Sector Value (US$mn) Capacity/Length Companies Timeframe Status
Source: BMI Key Projects Databasa
Vietnam Metro line 5 (Saigon Bridge [District 2] - Bay Hien Intersection [Tan Binh District] - Can Giuoc Bus Station [District 8]), Ho Chi Minh City Rail 1850 17km GEV, HCMC's Urban Railway Management Board, Spanish government [Sponsor] November 2012 - early-2015 Technical study completed, Spanish government ODA cut to EUR200mn (December 2012)
Bangladesh Mass Rapid Transit Line-6 (MRT-6), Pallabi (Uttara third phase) -Motijheel divisons, Dhaka Rail 2700 20.1km Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) [Sponsor] June 2013 - 2017 At tendering stage for detailed design consultant, US$2.1bn loan from JICA (December 2012)
India Four-lane Rai Malikpur-Narnaul-Mahendragarh-Dadri-Bhiwani-Kharak road widening project between NH-8 at Kotputli (Rajasthan) to NH-1 at Ambala (Haryana) Roads & Bridges 303 151km IVRCL Assets & Holding December 2012 - June 2014 20-year DBFOT agreement awarded (December 2012)
Philippines PPP expressway project between Cavite-Laguna (CALA) expressway and Cavite side section Roads & Bridges 504 36.01km na 2013 - 2015 Feasibility study to be concluded by end-2012 (December 2012)
Philippines Expressway project between Cavite-Laguna (CALA) expressway and Laguna Side links Roads & Bridges 506 11.01km ODA [Sponsor] 2013 - 2015 Feasibility study to be concluded by end-2012 (December 2012)
Vietnam Metro line (connecting Nam Thang Long to Tran Hung Dao), Hanoi City Rail na 11.5km na na At planning stage (December 2012)
Vietnam Metro line (connecting Hanoi station with Nhon station) Rail na 12.5km na 2013 - 2016 At planning stage (December 2012)
India Four-lane road widening project (Kashipur-Sitarganj section), part of NH-74 Roads & Bridges na na Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company 2013 - 2015 Contract awarded (December 2012)
India Road project (Rajasthan-Fatehpur-Salasar section), part of NH-65 Roads & Bridges na na Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company 2013 - 2015 Contract awarded (December 2012)
Djibouti Ore Terminal Ports na 5,000 tonnes per year China Harbour Engineering 2012- $64mn loan from China ExIm Bank
Honduras Palmerola Airport construction Airports 100 na na na Project delayed, contract now due to be released Feb 2013
United States Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing PPP, 35 year DBOM Roads & Bridges 1000 0.8km (bridge), 0.5km (twin bore tunnel) WVB East End Partners (Vinci Concessions, Walsh Investors, Bilfinger Berger), EPC: Walsh Construction, Vinci Construction Grands Projects, Jacobs Engineering 2013-2016 Contract awarded (Nov 2012)
Cambodia Southern line rehabilitation (includes Sihanoukville Port - Kampot - Phnom Penh line) Rail na 264km ADB, AusAid, TSO, Sinopacific Construction, AS & Nawarath 2010 - January 2013 Under construction; 52% completed (December 2011)
Cambodia Sisophon-Poipet border railway line, part of Phnom 399km Penh-Poipet railway line Rail na 54km na December 2011 - 2014/15 Agreement to be signed between Cambodia and Thailand (Dec 2011)
Cambodia Phnom Penh - Sisophon railway rehabilitation project Rail na 338km ADB, AusAid, TSO, Sinopacific Construction, AS & Nawarath 2010 - 2014/15 Under construction; 3% completed (December 2011)
Cambodia Siem Reap international airport upgrading project Airports 400 5mn passengers/yr Cambodia Airports early-2013 - At planning stage (November 2012)
Cambodia International Airport expansion project (involves international terminal), Phnom Penh Airports na 5mn passengers/yr Cambodia Airports early-2013 - 2015 At planning stage (November 2012)
Cambodia International airport, Kampong Chhnang Airports na na na 2025 - At planning stage, land requisited (November 2012)
Cambodia Kandal container terminal, part of Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) expansion, 25km of Phnom Penh, Kien Svay district, Kandal province Ports 68 (first phase) 120000TEU Shanghai Construction General Company (first phase) December 2012 - US$68mn loan granted from China (November 2012)
United States Widening of Interstate 215 freeway (Scott Road to Nuevo Road), California Airports 67 19km Skanska Nov 2012-Late 2014 Contract awarded
India Four-lane road widening BOT project, Demow-Bogibil section, Assam Roads & Bridges na na na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening BOT project, Hungund-Hospet section, part of NH-13, Karnataka Roads & Bridges 308 99.05km GMR Infrastructure (GMR), Oriental Structural Engineers (OSE) Feburary 2010 - November 2012 Nearly completed (November 2012)
India Two road widening projects (Barasat-Krishnagar Section of the NH-34, West Bengal; Ambala-Kaithal section of the NH-65, Haryana) Roads & Bridges na na na 2010- late-2012 Received government approval
India Six-lane road widening DBFOT project, Barwa Adda-Panagarh Section, part of NH-2 and part of NHDP Phase V, Jharkhand & West Bengal Roads & Bridges na 122.8km na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening BOT project, Jorhat-Demow section, Assam Roads & Bridges na na na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening BOT project, Numaligarh-Jorhat section, part of NH-37, Assam Roads & Bridges na na na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Road project (Salasar-Haryana section), part of NH-65 Roads & Bridges 109.01 na na November 2012 - Funding approved (November 2012)
India DBFOM road project (Rajasthan Border-Salasar section), part of NH-65 Roads & Bridges 99 na Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG November 2012 - Contract awarded (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening BOT project, Dimapur-Kohima section, part of NH-39, Nagaland Roads & Bridges 196 50km na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening DBFOT project, Yedeshi-Aurangabad section, part of NH-211 and NHDP Phase IV, Maharashtra Roads & Bridges 337 190km na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening DBFOT project, Gadu-Dwarka section (NH-8E) and Dwarka-Okha section (SH-25), Roads & Bridges na na na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Two-lane road widening DBFOT project, Bijapur-Gulbarga-Homnabad section, part of NH-218 and NHDP Phase IV, Karnataka Roads & Bridges na na na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening DBFOT project, Baharagora -Sambalpur Section, part of NH-6 and NHDP Phase-III, Orissa Roads & Bridges 530 428km na November 2012 - At tendering stage (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening DBFOT project, Hubli-Hospet section, part of NH-63 highway, Karnataka Roads & Bridges 250 144km na November 2012 - At tendering stage, received government approval (November 2012)
India Mega terminal PPP project, Chennai Port Ports 740 4mn TEU/yr Chennai Port Trust 2012 - 2017 Adani Ports and Essar Ports received government approval to bid project (November 2012)
India Four-lane road widening project (Hospet-Chitradurga segment of NH-13), part of National Highways Development Project third phase, Karnataka Roads & Bridges 202 na Ramky Infrastructure December 2011 - late-2013 Financing secured (November 2012)
Australia Moreton Bay Rail Link project, Queensland Rail 1150 12.6km Federal/State government [Sponsor] mid-2013 - end-2016 Undergoing tender, tender awarded by mid-to late-2013 (November 2012)
India Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport expansion project (includes terminal, second runway), Kolkata Airports 420 16mn passnegers na Late 2008 - December 2012 Under construction, terminal completed (November 2012)
India Capital Region Ring Road four-lane PPP project, Orissa Roads & Bridges na na na September 2012 - At planning stage, seeking consultants for feasibility study (September 2012)
India National Highway (NH-60) road improvement project (24-year concession period, 2.5-year construction period), West Bengal-Orissa section Roads & Bridges 91.5 na IL&FS Transportation Networks March 2012 - end-2014 Contract awarded (March 2012)
India Bangalore (Namma) Metro, second phase (involves extension of four lines from the first phase and two new lines), Karnataka province Rail 5000 76km Bangalore Metro Rail Corp., Delhi Metro Rail Corp., Asian Development Bank [Sponsor], March 2012 - Preliminary work underway, seeking government financing (November 2012)
India Kochi Metro rail project (Aluva - Petta), Kerala Rail 960 27km Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, JICA [Sponsor], Central government [Sponsor], Kerala government [Sponsor] December 2012 - 2016 (first phase) Undergoing feasibility study, finaning not finalised, pre-construction started (December 2012)
India Metro Rail DBFOT project (three corridors - 27.51 km Nagole - Shilparamam section; 28.87km Miyapur - L.B. Nagar section; 14.78 km JBS - Falaknuma section), Hyderabad Rail 3070 71.16 km Larsen and Toubro, L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail, Keolis [O&M], Hyundai Rotem [Rolling Stock] November 2011 - end-2014 (first phase); - 2016 Financing fully secured, under construction (November 2012)
India Indian Haldia Dock II construction PPP project (involves four berths), Salukhai Ports 313 23.4mn tonne Kolkata Port Trust November 2012 - At tendering stage (Noember 2012)
Bangladesh Khan Jahan Ali Airport, Mongla Airports 55 na na November 2012 - Awaiting government approval to resume construction (November 2012)
Sri Lanka Northern Road Connectivity Project Roads & Bridges 113 230km Asian Development Bank [Sponsor] Novemer 2012 - December 2017 Under construction, US$98mn from ADB (November 2012)

ENERGY & UTILITIES.

  • Contracts

US - Yingli Green Energy Americas (Yingli Americas) has secured a supply contract for LS Power Group's Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project, located in Imperial County, in the US state of California. The company will deliver 200 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar photovoltaic modules for the project, which is to be completed in two phases.

India - A union government enterprise in India has given Thermax an order worth INR5.03bn (US$92mn) for it to set up a captive power plant to be used at an integrated steel plant in Chhattisgarh. The engineering, procurement and construction contract will see Thermax responsible for designing, engineering, constructing and commissioning the project on a turnkey basis.

Poland - Kulczyk Investments is likely to award a contract for its Elektrownia Polnoc power plant in the northern region of Poland in Q113.

Chile - German contractor Hochtief has secured a 70% share in a EUR215mn (US$280mn) contract for the construction of the Alto Maipo hydropower plant near Santiago in Chile. Chilean energy utility provider AES Gener, the owner of the plant, awarded the contract, which is Hochtief's third such contract in the energy infrastructure segment of South America.

Colombia - Swedish industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for the second phase of the country's largest hydropower project, Ituango.

Malaysia - Samsung Engineering & Construction has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a gas turbine power plant in Prai, Penang in Malaysia.

South Africa - Core Energy and Erika Energy have awarded ABB contracts worth approximately US$225mn to deliver two turnkey photovoltaic (PV) power plants scheduled to be constructed in Limpopo, South Africa. Under the contracts, the company will design, engineer, deploy and commission the two plants, which will have a power generation capacity of 33MW and 31MW respectively.

  • Project Updates

Chile - Chile's environmental evaluation service (SEA) office in north-central region IV has issued positive opinion for the 108MW Punta Sierra wind power project of Pacific Hydro in the country.

Philippines - Global Business Power Corporation is to begin work on construction the Toledo coal-fired power plant in the Philippines.

South Africa - South African petrochemicals company Sasol has started the production of electricity at its gas-powered plant in Sasolburg under the testing phase. The gas engine power plant has a power generation capacity of 140MW and it included an investment of ZAR1.9bn (US$215mn).

  • New project announcement s

India - The Indian government is establishing a geothermal power project in Ladakh. The project, which will have a power generation capacity of three megawatts, will be the first of its kind in the country.

Iran - Iran is set to build a 163 megawatt power plant in Iraq to cater to the demand of the country's holy Shiite shrines. Around EUR75mn (US$98mn) has been allocated for the construction of the Heidariya power plant.

India - India-based tyre manufacturer Apollo Tyres is planning to set up a coal-based thermal power plant with an aim to fulfil its power needs. The plant is planned to be constructed at the company's facility in Oragadam in the city of Chennai.

India - Indian conglomerate Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) has announced plans to set up a 4,000MW coal-fired power plant near Mota Lyja in Kutchh district of Gujarat via its subsidiary, Nana Layja Power. The firm has even sought a long-term fuel supply from the Indian government for the project, scheduled to start in June 2017.

Energy & Utilities Key projects Database
Country Project Name Sector Value (US$mn) Capacity/Length Companies Timeframe Status
Source: BMI Key Projects Database
South Africa Sasolburg gas fired power plant Power Plants & transmission grids 262 140MW Sasol , Foster Wheeler, Wartsila 2011-2012 Completed (in testing phase - December 2012)
India Coal-fired power plant, Mota Lyja, Kutch district, Gujarat Power Plants & transmission grids na 4000MW nfrastructure Leasing & Financial Services, Nana Layja Power - June 2017 At planning stage (December 2012)
Cambodia Lower Se San 2 hydropower plant 46-year BOT concession, Stung Treng province, Sesan river Power Plants & transmission grids 800 400MW Royal Group, Hydrolancang International Energy November 2012 - 2017 BOT concession signed with Hydrolancang (December 2012)
India Captive power plant for integrated steel plant, Chhattisgarh Power Plants & transmission grids 92 80MW Thermax na EPC contract awarded to Thermax (December 2012)
Malaysia Prai combined cycle gas-fired power plant, Penang Power Plants & transmission grids 978 1071MW Tenaga Nasional (TNB), TNB Prai, Samsung Engineering and Construction December 2012 - 2015 EPC contract awarded to Samsung (December 2012)
India Geothermal plant, Ladakh Power Plants & transmission grids 5 3MW na na At planning stage (December 2012)
Philippines Expansion and modernisation of the Toledo Power Plant, Cebu Power Plants & transmission grids 250 164MW Global Business Power Corp., the Aboitiz family, Vivant Corp. and Formosa group 2011-2014 Under construction (December 2012)
Laos Xayaburi hydropower plant, lower Mekong Delta region Power Plants & transmission grids 3800 1285MW Ch Karnchang [EPC], Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO), Natee Synergy, PTT, Poyry August 2012 - 2019 Received Laos and Vietnam government approval, construction restarted (December 2012)
Philippines Subic coal-fired power plant expansion project, Subic Bay Freeport Zone Power Plants & transmission grids 1200 600MW Aboitiz Power, Manila Electric Company (Meralco), Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation, Redondo Peninsula Energy, Meralco PowerGen September 2012 - 2016 Undergoing negotiations with lead bidder for EPC contract, seeking financing by Q113 (December 2012)
China 800 kilovolt ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission line (Hami prefecture [Xinjiang] - Zhengzhou [Henan province]), Western Xinjiang Uyghur region Power Plants & transmission grids 3700 2000km State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), ABB May 2012 - 2014 Under construction, Equipment contract awarded to ABB (December 2012)
Australia Wind farm, King Island Power Plants & transmission grids 2000 600MW Hydro Tasmania 2012 - 2014 Feasibility studies underway (December 2012)
Thailand Water management projects Water 11400 na na na At planning stage, Government to disburse funding in parts (December 2012)
Poland Elektrownia Polnoc coal fired power plant Power Plants & transmission grids 3800-4800 1000MW Kulczyk Investments 2013-2017 Project announced. Contract to be awarded Q1 2013.
Canada Gros-Morne wind farm Power Plants & transmission grids na 211MW Cartier Wind Energy (TransCanada, Innergex Renewable Energy), GE (2 yr operate and maintain), Hydro-Quebec (20 year PPA) -2012 Construction completed
Colombia Hidroituango power plant Power Plants & transmission grids 2800 8 x 200MW EPM, Alstom, Atlas Copco (equipment) 2013-2018 Agreement signed (October 2010)
Chile Aldo Maipo hydropower plant Power Plants & transmission grids 280 513MW Hochtief, AES Gener 2013-2017 Construction contract awarded (Nov 2012)
Chile Punta Alcalde Coal-fired power complex, Atacama Power Plants & transmission grids 1400 740MW Endesa Chile 2009 - 2019 Approved by government (Nov 2012)
Indonesia Karama hydropower plant PPP project, West Sulawesi province Power Plants & transmission grids 1335 450MW na 2014 - end-2017 At pre-construction stage (September 2012); Reportedly awarded to PT Sulbar Group, China Gezhouba Group (March 2012)
Zambia Kariba North Bank power plant expansion Power Plants & transmission grids 430 360MW Zesco, Sinohydro -Jan 2014 China Export Import Bank loan approved, Development Bank of South Africa loan for US$105mn. Due to be completed Jan 2014.
Canada Ontario solar farms Power Plants & transmission grids na 18.7MW Canadian Solar, Penn Energy Renewables Penn Energy Renewables 2012 - 2013 Contracts awarded
India Coal-fired power project, Sasan, Madhya Pradesh Power Plants & transmission grids 4300 3960MW Reliance Power, Bank of China [Sponsor], China Development Bank [Sponsor], Export Import Bank of China [Sponsor], Standard Chartered Bank [Sponsor] 2011 - January 2013 (Unit 1); - June 2014 Under construction, seeking clearance for last three units (November 2012)
India Krishnapatnam coal-fired power plant (UMPP), Andhra Pradesh Power Plants & transmission grids 3755 4000MW Reliance Power - June 2013 (Unit 1) Project halted, PPA potentially cancelled, Reliance seeking tariff increase (November 2012)
India Tilaiya ultra mega power (coal-based) project (UMPP), Koderma district, Jharkhand state Power Plants & transmission grids na 3960MW Reliance Power, Jharkhand Integrated Power October 2012 - 2015 (unit 1) Under construction, difficulties with land acqusition, financial closure not reached (November 2012)
India Four-lane road rehabilitation BOT project (Kharagpur to Baleshwar section of NH-60), 24-year concession, part of NHDP Phase I, between Orissa and West Bengal Roads & Bridges 89.65 na IL&FS Transportation Networks, Baleshwar Kharagpur Expressway Limited April 2012 - end-2015 Contract awarded (April 2012)
India 6,000MW transmission sub- station (first phase), part of a High Capacity Power Transmission Corridor-1 (HCPTC-1), Angul district, Orissa state Power Plants & transmission grids 1397 na Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) April 2012 - April 2013 (first phase) Under construction (April 2012)
India Super-critical coal-fired power plant, Gajmara, Dhenkanal district, Orissa state Power Plants & transmission grids 2386 1600MW NTPC November 2012 - Land acquisition and clearances not completed, project potentially open to private sector (November 2012)
India Super-critical coal-fired power plant, Darlipali, Sundargarh district, Orissa state Power Plants & transmission grids 2426 1600MW NTPC, BHEL [Equipment], BGR-Hitachi [Equipment] November 2012 - Land acquisition completed by December 2012, awaiting forest clearance for mine (November 2012)
India Coal-fired power plant (near Talabira-2 and Talabira-3 coal blocks) , Orissa state Power Plants & transmission grids 1900 2000MW Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), Odisha PSU April 2012 - 2013 Project announced (April 2012)
India Bahr coal-fired power plant project, Bihar, Patna Power Plants & transmission grids na 3300MW NTPC, Technopromexport - 2013 (1320MW); - 2015 (1980MW) Under construction (November 2012)
Pakistan Tarbela IV extension hydropower project, Indus River Power Plants & transmission grids 914 1410MW World Bank [Sponsor] March 2013-2018 Civil works contract awarded by March 2013 (November 2012)
Bangladesh Meghnaghat dual-fuel project Power Plants & transmission grids 500 335MW Summit Power, General Electric, First Northeast Electric Power Engineering Company, China National Electric Engineering November 2012 - 2014 US$250mn EPC contract awarded (October 2012)
Indonesia Coal-fired power plant, Tubanan, Central Java Power Plants & transmission grids 2060 1324MW Sumitomo Corporation, Summit Power Development and Wasa Mitra Engineering January 2012 - At planning stage (Jan 2012)
Bangladesh Bibiyana Phase-2 combined cycle gas-fired project, Habiganj Power Plants & transmission grids 500 341MW Summit Power, General Electric [Equipment], Indian Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Chinese Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute Corp Ltd [EPC], Indian Lanco Group, First Northeast Electric Power Engineering Company [EPC] October 2012 - mid-2015 US$220mn EPC contract awarded (October 2012)
Bangladesh Shikalbaha dual-fuel combined cycle power plant, Chittagong Power Plants & transmission grids 324 225MW Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) November 2012 - US$53mn loan from SFD (November 2012)
Hong Kong Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works relocation project Water 1300 na Drainage Services Department 2012 - mid-2014 (feasibility study) At feasibility study stage (November 2012)

CONSTRUCTION

  • Contracts

Austral i a - The BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance has awarded Thiess two contracts worth AUD220mn (US$230.3mn) for work in Australia. Under the contracts, the company will offer construction services for the Caval Ridge Mine Project in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland.

US - Swedish construction company Skanska has been awarded a contract to construct a modular building in Brooklyn, New York in the US. The B2 residential tower at the Atlantic Yards Project will have a total of 32 storeys and will be the country's tallest modular building. The project is valued at US$117mn and will be constructed for Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC).

  • Project Updates

Thailand - Thailand's Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) and Bangkok Land have reached a deal for 4.8 hectares of land to be used for the construction of a parking garage and maintenance depot for the Pink Line.

Laos - Laos has changed the design of the Xayaburi dam being built on the Mekong River, according to a spokesperson for the Vietnamese foreign ministry. The Vietnamese government has apparently withdrawn its opposition to the dam project, which will involve a total investment of US$3.5bn.

Cambodia - Electricity Vietnam International (EVNI) quit the Lower Sesan 2 dam project in Cambodia approximately two months ago.

  • New project announcement s

Djibouti - The government of Djibouti has secured US$64mn in financial assistance from China Exim Bank for the construction of an ore terminal in Djibouti. The terminal is designed to ease the export of salt from the Lake Assal. The project is scheduled to be completed in two years by China Harbor Engineering Company.

Construction Infrastructure Projects
Country Project Name Sector Value (US$mn) Capacity/Length Companies Timeframe Status
Source: BMI Key Projects Database
Qatar Doha Msheireb Downtown, Phase 2 Commercial Construction 632 370,000 sq m Arabtec 2012- Contract awarded (December 2012)
Oman Mulri-use commercial project Commercial Construction 177 37,000 sq m Carillion 2012- Contract signed
Singapore Suntec City Convention Centre Commercial Construction 70 na Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd December 2012 - Q3 2014 Contract awarded (December 2012)
United States B2 residential tower, Brooklyn, NY Residential Construction 117 930 units Skanska 2012-2014 Contract awarded
Cambodia Cement factory, Kampot province Industrial Construction 100 1.1mn tonnes/yr Bank of China [Sponsor], Cambodia Cement Chakrey Ting Factory, November 2012 - 2014 At planning stage, JV formed (November 2012)
Cambodia Oil refinery plant, Kampot province Industrial Construction 600 na China National Automation Control System Corporation , Chinese-Sino, Cambodian Petrochemical Company 2011 - JV signed in 2011 (November 2012)
Belgium Boulevard du Triomphe hospital Healthcare 369.2 na na 2013-2017 Loan from EIB (US$131mn) confirmed- December 2012
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