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Samsung C&T to build new power plant in Indonesia

Samsung C&T has been awarded a contract to build the new 1,760-MW Jawa 1 power plant in Indonesia. It is expected to be the biggest  combined cycle power plant in Southeast Asia, which aims to supply electricity to approximately 11 million homes.

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JCB appoints new managing director for Southeast Asia

Max Lytle has been appointed as new managing director for JCB Southeast Asia. He will be based at the company’s regional headquarters in Singapore.

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Alstom to bid for KL - Singapore HSR project

Alstom has teamed up with Siemens, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, George Kent and Porr to bid for the AssetsCo tender for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project. They will work together to prepare a joint offer encompassing engineering, procurement and construction as well as operations and maintenance for the tender.

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India intends to build first hyperloop route in Maharashtra

The Indian state of Maharashtra has announced its intention to build a hyperloop between Pune and Mumbai. Construction is expected to be completed in two phases, starting with an operational demonstration track built between two points on the route.

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CapitaLand to develop mixed-use project in Vietnam

CapitaLand Limited has acquired a prime site for a new mixed-use development in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi. It will comprise a 380-unit residence, around 230,000 sq ft of office space and over 208,000 sq ft of retail space.

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Surbana Jurong to work on New Clark City project

Surbana Jurong has signed an agreement with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport and Urban Development (JOIN) to deliver the New Clark City project in the Philippines.

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JOIN supports mixed-use developments in Indonesia

The Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN) has made some investments in new mixed-use developments in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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New skyscraper set to rejuvenate Singapore’s CBD

Work on the redevelopment of Golden Shoe Car Park in Singapore has recently started, scheduled for completion in the first half of 2021. It will be transformed into a 51-storey building comprising offices, a serviced residence and ancillary retail space.

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Arup-Henning Larsen JV to deliver Icone Tower in Manila

Arup and Henning Larsen Architects have signed a joint venture contract to deliver the detailed architectural and engineering design of the Icone Tower, a new iconic skyscraper in the heart of Manila that will pay tribute to the Filipino soldier.

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Thailand set to invest in public infrastructure projects

The construction industry in Thailand is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 8 percent during the period 2018-2022, according to a new market research study by Technavio.