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09/14/2014NYC Subway Tunnel Damaged by Sandy Restored to Service

NEW YORK (AP) — Trains will once again roll through a New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, taking in 27 million gallons of water. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride Sunday through the reconstructed Montague Tunnel linking Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Nearly two years after Sandy stormed ...
09/12/2014Two Chinese Firms Selected To Build $583M Dam in Ethiopia

The multi-purpose dam, to be built by two Chinese companies and a local firm, will be capable of generating 381 megawatts of electricity By Addis Getachew ADDIS ABABA Two Chinese companies have signed a contract with the Ethiopian government to build a dam on the Geba tributary of the Baro Akobo river basin in southwestern Ethiopia. "The $583 million cost of the dam will be covered by a loan ...
09/12/2014Mexico's Pemex Announces $5.5B in Spending on Various Projects

Mexico City, Sep 12 (EFE).- The CEO of Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos announced a total of $5.5 billion in investment in various industrial projects that he said are expected to create some 17,000 direct jobs.Emilio Loyoza made the announcement in a press conference after contracts were signed with several engineering firms to boost the production of cleaner fuels at ...
09/12/2014Future Uncertain for $1.3B I-405 Toll Lanes Project

Sept. 12--COSTA MESA -- Representatives from six cities in the I-405 corridor spoke out against a Caltrans proposal to add toll lanes on the freeway at a community forum Thursday that was attended by about two hundred residents. The plan, announced by Caltrans in July, would include toll lanes as a part of the county's impending $1.3-billion construction project to widen a 14-mile stretch of ...
09/12/2014Nevada OKs Laws that Open Way for New Tesla Battery Factory

Sept. 12--The Nevada legislature has passed a series of bills designed to lure Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors' $5-billion battery factory to the northwest part of the state. Late Thursday night, after a two-day special session in the state capitol of Carson City, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed them into law. Sandoval, in a high-profile event held last week with Tesla Chairman and founder Elon Musk, ...
09/12/2014NC Leaders Vow to End Abuse of 'Independent Contractor' Status for Workers

Sept. 12--State leaders promised change this week after years of regulatory malaise that has enabled a labor scheme that cheats vulnerable workers and robs the state and federal government of nearly one-half billion dollars each year from North Carolina alone. Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that he will endorse and help shepherd legislation to penalize companies that knowingly and improperly ...
09/10/2014Mexico Pollution, Water Disputes Turn Political

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled Wednesday to blame each other for the problems. A town in western Jalisco state is fighting state officials over what caused the death of more than 200 tons of fish at a local lake. Jalisco state inspectors said Tuesday that the fish, a species of chub, were killed by high levels of ...
09/11/2014With Natural Gas to Burn, Bakken Shale Drillers Try Using It to Power Rigs

Sept. 11--Statoil, the Norway-based oil company with a major presence in North Dakota's Bakken Shale, will expand the use of technology that lets the company power its oil field equipment using natural gas that it otherwise would burn off. The effort aims to address an ongoing challenge producers face in the Bakken and increasingly in other unconventional plays as well: When they drill for ...
09/11/2014New St. Croix Bridge in Minn. Coming Together, Piece by Piece

Sept. 11--The new St. Croix River bridge is becoming the biggest show in Washington County. Every day, thousands of drivers gawk at the outdoor factory for bridge parts along busy Minnesota 36. Another temporary factory, the size of a jet hangar, has been created on Grey Cloud Island. Vertical supports for the bridge -- which will connect Oak Park Heights and Houlton, Wis. -- are now rising ...
09/11/2014Nevada Road Crews Aim to Repair Flood-Damaged Interstate 15

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Road crews hoped to have one lane repaired in each direction Friday on a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled during intense flash flooding, a state transportation official said. It wasn't immediately clear if the temporary road being built on the vital interstate between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City would be able to immediately bear the weight ...
09/11/2014Skanska Wins £600M Battersea Power Station Redevelopment Contract

SKANSKA has been chosen as preferred bidder to redevelop the Battersea Power Station building, it emerged yesterday, in a major coup for the Swedish construction firm. The company is understood to have beaten Balfour Beatty, Lend Lease and Mace to win the estimated £600m job. A formal announcement is expected to be made within the coming weeks. The contract will see Skanska work on ...
09/19/2014Duke Energy To Build 110-MW Los Vientos V Wind Power Project in Texas

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, announced it will build, own and operate a 110-megawatt (MW) wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County, Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) ...
09/11/2014Energy Dept. Issues Export License for $10B Cameron LNG Project

Sept. 11--WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department on Wednesday handed critical licenses to the Cameron LNG project in southwestern Louisiana and a much smaller Florida facility, giving both the final authorizations needed to liquefy natural gas and ship it around the globe. Sempra Energy can now launch construction on its $10 billion Cameron LNG project, planned as an addition to an existing ...
09/10/2014Google Invests $145M in Calif. Solar Power Plant

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. "There's something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that once creaked with oil wells," Google said in a blog post Wednesday. The plant ...
09/09/2014Nev. Lawmakers Poised to Review $1.3B Tesla Package

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval was poised to call state lawmakers into a special session Wednesday to consider an extraordinary package of tax breaks and incentives worth up to $1.3 billion to seal a deal with Tesla Motors Inc. to build a $5 billion factory in Nevada to make batteries for electric cars. Sandoval told legislative leaders and others last week that the plant and its 6,500 ...
09/10/2014Vikings: 'No More Wiggle Room' in Stadium Construction Schedule

Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest construction schedule for the Minnesota Vikings $1 billion stadium leaves "no more wiggle room," a team official said Wednesday. Minnesota Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told The Associated Press that the new "substantial completion" date of July 29 will be cutting it close. It has slid by a full month since an initial schedule was ...
09/09/2014World Trade Center Complex on Way to Completion

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen years after 9/11 forever changed the New York skyline, officials say most work at the World Trade Center complex is on track and on budget. The complex sits on the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks and plans include four buildings, the 9/11 memorial and museum, a shopping center, and a transportation hub, known as the oculus. The memorial and museum have opened, as ...
09/09/2014Honolulu Rail Officials To Redo Request for Station Construction Bids

Sept. 09--Rail officials announced Tuesday that they will redo their request for station construction bids because the first bids to build much of the rail system came in more than $100 million higher than projected. "We have decided that it is in the public's best interest to cancel this solicitation and redesign the bid in order to reduce risk to the contractors and thereby reduce costs," ...
09/09/2014Two Detained Over Fatal Turkey Jobsite Accident as Firm Halts Construction

İSTANBUL (CİHAN)- E. BARIŞ ALTINTAŞ Two people have so far been detained in relation with the death of 10 workers on Saturday in an accident that occurred when an industrial elevator fell to the ground level from a higher floor of a high-rise building being constructed in İstanbul. Construction at the Torun Center site was halted until further notice, a company spokesperson said on Monday, two ...
09/09/2014Feds Award Florida $20M for Everglades Bridge Project

Sept. 09--Everglades National Park and the state of Florida will receive $20 million to complete a 2.6-mile stretch of bridge on the Tamiami Trail needed to move freshwater into the parched southern Everglades, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and the National Parks Conservation Association said Tuesday. Efforts to bridge the Tamiami Trail, which has dammed up the Everglades since it was constructed in ...
09/09/2014Deal Reached to Overhaul Detroit Water Agency

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit water department would be turned into a regional agency with a 10-year limit on annual rate increases and an infusion of millions of dollars from the suburbs, under a deal the mayor and other officials announced Tuesday. Only two of the governing board's six members would be appointed by Detroit, but rate increases would need approval from five. The Water and ...
09/09/2014Ga. Gov Says Agreement to Deepen Port of Savannah Harbor Almost Ready

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he expects an agreement with the federal government to be finalized later this month allowing Georgia to spend $266 million of its own money upfront to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. If Georgia can sign a cost-sharing agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers before October, it's possible dredging could get ...
09/09/2014Abu Dhabi's Trojan General Contracting Secures $16B West African Railway Project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Eight West African nations agreed Tuesday to $19 billion worth of infrastructure deals, with the lion's share going toward a massive road and railway project by a company in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi's Trojan General Contracting won the $16 billion project to build roads and railways across Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. The company is owned by ...
09/08/2014Wyoming Appeals Oregon's Denial of Coal Export Terminal Construction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is appealing Oregon's recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River. Wyoming, the nation's largest coal-producer, has been pressing for access to ports to export coal to Asia, but it has run into stiff opposition in the Northwest. Gov. Matt Mead said Monday that Oregon's decision last month to block an ...
09/08/2014Dubai Pushes Ahead on Plans for World's Biggest Airport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city's second airport that aims to make it the world's biggest, the emirate's airport operator said Monday in the latest sign that the Middle East's brash commercial hub is determined to move on from its 2009 financial crisis. The approval sets in motion a vast building project that will boost ...

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