Plans for private sector investment in infrastructure to deliver Iraq’s 20 year electricity masterplan are at risk because of a lack of cover from export credit agencies experts have warned.
As the dust settles on last month’s Spending Review it appears plans to boost the generation of energy from waste remain high on the government’s agenda. Bernadette Redfern reports.
The obstacle raceSubscription
Developers of new nuclear projects are facing a challenging time with changes to the planning system and new financial obligations. Report by Bernadette Redfern.
Beside the seasideSubscription
A trip down Blackpool’s famous century-old promenade will be made smoother thanks to the speedy tram improvements currently taking place.
Green Cross CodeSubscription
From a local wind farm to London’s 2012 Olympic sites, an increasing number of schemes are choosing to demonstrate and improve sustainability criteria using CEEQUAL. Bernadette Redfern reports.
Row could end Bahrain-Qatar bridge projectSubscription
A political dispute between the governments of Bahrain and Qatar has triggered fears that a planned £2.6bn causeway to connect the two countries could be in doubt.
A shortage of civil engineers in Australia is threatening to derail major road and rail projects, an industry body has warned its government.
Demand for civil engineers in Australia has never been higher. Despite a decision by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to tighten up the rules for admitting foreign professionals, foreign civil engineers remain at the top of the “most wanted” chart.
Spotlight falls on rail efficiency numbersSubscription
Network Rail came under fire this week for failing to deliver efficiencies demanded by the rail regulator.
Network Rail’s asset management regime has been branded unsatisfactory in the rail regulator’s latest performance review.