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Pulse   06/23/2014

Brazil Petrobras has awarded Saipem an engineer-procure-construct contract for the Lula Norte, Lula Sul and Lula Extremo Sul project, to be developed in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt region, about 300 kilometers off the coasts of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of three offshore pipelines for gas export systems in water depths of up to 2,200 meters. Valued at $100 million, the project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016. Saipem American Inc., 15950 Park Row, Houston, Texas 77084. DR#14-00517012.

France Region Languedoc-Roussillon is planning to build the Narbonne Archaeological Museum in Narbonne. The 9,000-sq-m building will feature an over-sailing roof structure to shade clerestory windows as well as pedestrian routes and internal courtyards, planted to provide shade and cooling. The museum will display a collection of objects from Narbonne's ancient Roman past, including sarcophagi, frescos and furniture. Valued at $60 million, it was designed by Foster + Partners. Region Languedoc-Roussillon, One bis rue Blvd. Marechal Joffre, Narbonne. DR#14-00407440.

Italy A.S. Roma S.P.A., the soccer team, is planning to build Stadio della Roma, a new 52,500-seat stadium. It will have a natural grass field and a polytetrafluoro- ethylene (PTFE) retractable canopy; for certain events, it will be capable of expanding to 60,000 seats. Woods Bagot is the designer. The project is valued at $400 million. A.S. Roma S.P.A., Piazzale Dino Viola, 1 Rome. DR#14-00480119.

Mexico The Mexico Secretariat of Transportation & Communications is planning to expand the Mexico City International Airport, or Benito Juárez International Airport. The project will add a third terminal and 12,500 acres of land to the existing airport. The new 70-gate terminal will increase the airport's capacity by 40 million passengers annually. Seven firms—Zaha Hadid Partners, Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Pascall+Watson, SOM, Gensler and Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, with Albert Kalach:TAX—have been short-listed. An early master plan was drawn up by Arup. The project is valued at between $1 billion and $3 billion. Secretariat of Transportation & Communications, Attn: Gerardo Ruiz, Minister, Xola Avenue, esquina con Eje Central, S/N, Col. Narvarte, Del. Benito Juárez, Distrito Federal CP 03020. DR#14-00508375.

Netherlands Royal BAM Group, acting as both the project owner and the general contractor, has started building the Hoog Catharijne Indoor Shopping Center. The mixed-use development will include a five-story, 42,000-sq-m retail and shopping space, 1,300 parking spaces, and a 9,000-sq-m hotel as well as the renovation of 6,000 sq m of the existing shopping center. The project is valued at $219.3 million. Royal BAM Group, P.O. Box 20, 3980 3980 CA, Bunnik. DR#14-00484320.

Russia-Bulgaria South Stream Transport B.V. is planning to build the South Stream pipeline. The project entails constructing four parallel 931-km-long natural-gas pipelines across the Black Sea from Anapa, Russia, to Varna, Bulgaria. The pipeline will be constructed of over 75,000 sections of pipe, each 12 m long, installed in water depths of up to 2,200 m. Saipem has been selected as the contractor for pipelines Nos. 2, 3 and 4. South Stream Transport B.V. is a consortium comprising four shareholders: OAO Gazprom (50%), Eni S.p.A. (20%), EDF (15%) and Wintershall Holding GmbH/BASF Group (15%). The project is valued at between $500 million and $1 billion. South Stream Transport B.V., Parnassusweg 809, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DR#14-00468751.

United Kingdom Cambridge University Hospitals is planning to build The Forum, a mixed-use medical and educational development, in Cambridge. The project includes a 90-bed private hospital, operated by Ramsay Healthcare; a postgraduate medical education center; a 198-room Crowne Plaza Hotel; a 900-delegate conference center; shops, restaurants and a 470-space parking garage. NBBJ Architects is the designer. The project is valued at $203 million. Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hill Road, Cambridge CB2 OQQ. DR#14-00511792.

United Kingdom The Trump Organization recently purchased the Turnberry Golf Resort in Scotland and is planning to refurbish it. The resort, located in South Ayrshire on the coast of the outer Firth of Clyde, includes a 150-room luxury hotel, three golf courses, six restaurants and a spa. The resort opened in 1906, and its Ailsa Course has hosted the British Open golf championship four times. The project is valued at $100 million. The Trump Organization, Attn: Michael Cohen, Executive V.P., 725 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022. DR#14-00511390.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Australia Lend Lease Project Management & Construction has started building Adelaide University's new medical-nursing school. The 13-story, 12,800-sq-m building will contain specialist and general laboratories, offices, and transitional and research facilities. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2016. The project is valued at $125 million. Lend Lease Project Management & Construction, Project Manager, 200 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10166. DR#14-00451076.


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