Australia VicRoads, the state highway department of Victoria, is planning to build the Mitcham and Rooks roads rail-separation project in Mitcham, a suburb of Melbourne. The project involves building a new station and lowering the Belgrave-Lilydale rail line to remove traffic conflicts and ease congestion. KBR Corp. is serving as project engineer. The project has been valued at $145 million. VicRoads, 60 Denmark St., Kew, Australia. DR#13-00518075.
AUstralia Rio Tinto, a mining company, is planning to build the Anketell Port Project in Anketell, a suburb of Perth. The project entails the construction of a 15-kilometer shipping channel, jetties and associated shore-based infrastructure, including a desalination plant, powerplant, conveyors, and road and rail links. The facility will be used to export iron ore from the West Pilbara region. The project received environmental approval from the federal government in May 2013. The project has been valued at $1 billion. Rio Tinto, 123 Albert St., Brisbane. DR#13-00529242.
Chad The U.S. Dept. of State is currently evaluating qualifications from design-build firms seeking to build a new embassy complex in N'Djamena. The project team will build, on a 12.7-acre site, a 100,000-sq-ft chancery, a 28,500-sq-ft general-services office building, an 11,300-sq-ft marine security-guard quarters, vehicle and pedestrian access-control facilities, a utility building and a swimming pool. The project's value has been estimated at between $150 million and $180 million. U.S. Dept. of State, Attn: James Thomas, Contracting Officer, 1701 Fort Myer Dr., Arlington, Va. 22209. DR#13-00517580.
Mexico Superior Industries International is planning to build an auto-wheel manufacturing plant in Chihuahua. The plant will manufacture between two million and 2.5 million wheels per year. The project has been valued at $130 million. Superior Industries International Inc., Attn: Steven Borick, CEO, 7800 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, Calif. 91406. DR#13-00514571.
Nigeria Notore Chemical Industries is planning to build a 500-MW gas-fired powerplant at its factory in Onne. The powerplant is being jointly developed by CountourGlobal, an investment firm, and the owner. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2014 and be completed by the third quarter of 2016. The project has been valued at between $300 million and $400 million. ContourGlobal LP, 623 Fifth Ave., New York City, N.Y. 10022. DR#13-00510400.
Peru Lima Airport Partners is planning to build a new H-shaped terminal complex at the Jorge Chavez International Airport, between the existing runway and a new second runway, which is under construction. Both Arquitectonica and Bechtel Corp. Peru are consultants on the project. No date has been set for construction to start. The project is valued at $100 million. Lima Airport Partners, www.lap.com.pe. DR#12-00543451.