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Lars Engström to leave Sandvik

Lars Engström, president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, is set to leave Sandvik during 2019 after the appointment of a successor. 

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Surbana Jurong builds global headquarters in Singapore

Surbana Jurong recently started work on its new campus in Singapore, which will also house its global headquarters. Located at Jurong Innovation District, it can accommodate up to 4,000 employees and is expected to be completed by 2021.

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Trevi sells Drillmec and Petreven companies to MEIL

Italy-based Trevi Group has recently sold two of its companies - Drillmec SpA and Petreven SpA, which are part of the Oil & Gas division - to Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL), a major infrastructure company headquartered in India.

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Construction demand in Singapore ‘to remain strong in 2019'

The total construction demand in Singapore is expected to remain strong in 2019, ranging from S$27 billion to S$32 billion, according to the Building and Construction Authority. This is comparable to the estimated S$30.5 billion awarded in 2018.

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Lead8 and Goettsch Partners team up for new project in China

The construction of Changchun CR Centre in Jilin province, China, has recently started. It features a major mixed-use complex with a 300-m-high tower, slated to open in 2021.

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Vietnam’s new international airport opens to public

After two years of construction, Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam, has finally opened its doors. It is expected to receive an estimated 2 to 2.5 million passengers annually for the next two years and five million per year by 2030.

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Thailand industrial estate to have recycled plastic roads

Amata Corporation Public Company Limited, Chemicals Business of Siam Cement Group (SCG) and Dow Thailand Group have signed an agreement to develop the first recycled plastic roads in industrial estate in Thailand.

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Six contracts for Singapore’s North-South Corridor tunnels

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded six contracts totalling S$3.14 billion to design and construct the tunnels and commuter facilities - such as pedestrian overhead bridges and bus stops - for six sections of the North-South Corridor project.

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AECOM and OCG partner for Asia infrastructure projects

AECOM and Oriental Consultants Global (OCG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver innovative and successful social, environmental and transit infrastructure projects across the Asia region.

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Malaysian MEWP industry mourns Rocky Tan

The Malaysian mobile elevated work platform industry mourns the loss of Rocky Tan, who passed away on 24 November 2018 at the age of 60. He was general manager and director of Malaysia-based access equipment specialist Eastway Engineering Sdn Bhd.