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Alexandra Wynne's stories

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  • The first quake hit Nepal on 25 April killing thousands

    Second major quake hits ravaged NepalSubscription

    News12 May, 2015

    Nepal has suffered a major magnitude 7.4 earthquake just two weeks after the devastating magnitude 7.8 quake hit the west of the country.

  • Iter aerial shot

    Ring of Steel: France's Iter Nuclear FusionSubscription

    Feature12 May, 2015

    A world-first visionary nuclear fusion project that transcends other construction projects with its multi-national collaboration effort demands a suitably forward thinking plan for delivery. Alexandra Wynne visits the complex project in the south of France to see how it is benefiting from clever digital delivery tools.

  • Swansea Tidal Lagoon

    McNaughton to head up Swansea Tidal Lagoon projectSubscription

    News28 April, 2015

    Former Balfour Beatty boss Andrew McNaughton is to lead delivery of the new Swansea Tidal Lagoon scheme, its developer announced today.

  • Grant Rumbles

    Kier to buy Mouchel in £265M cash dealSubscription

    News28 April, 2015

    Kier is to buy Mouchel in a £265M cash deal announced today, bringing to a conclusion a long running effort to sell the Surrey-based consultant.

  • Construction and infrastructure output on the declineSubscription

    News10 April, 2015

    Infrastructure output fell by 2.5% in February, according to official statistics.

  • Major oil discovery near Gatwick airport could yield millions of barrelsSubscription

    News9 April, 2015

    A major new discovery suggests there could be millions of barrels of oil reserves near Gatwick airport in the South of England.

  • China flag cropped

    Oakervee warns UK firms to prepare for influx of Chinese moneySubscription

    News27 March, 2015

    Chinese firms are poised to make a dramatic move on European construction markets - and UK engineering firms must act now to stay relevant, a prominent ICE past president and senior engineering figure has warned.

  • Northern Line extension plan

    Northern Line extension was catalyst for Nine Elms developmentSubscription

    News10 March, 2015

    Securing investment for the Northern Line Extension was responsible for kick-starting London’s vast Nine Elms development, key promoters of the scheme said today.

  • Thames stormwater

    Major UK players positioned for Thames Tideway mega tunnelSubscription

    News28 February, 2015

    Key players in the UK construction market – Costain, Laing O’Rourke, Vinci, Bachy, Ferrovial, Bam Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty – have been named as the preferred bidders to build the £4.2bn mega sewer tunnel under the River Thames, it has been revealed.

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    Thames Tideway names preferred biddersSubscription

    Archive Article27 February, 2015

    Key players in the UK construction market - Costain, Laing O’Rourke, Vinci, Bachy, Ferrovial, Bam Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty - were this week named as preferred bidders for Thames Tideway Tunnel’s £2.3bn civils contracts.