PTA awards $7m in contracts

ICT company Data#3, ENGIE Services and five WA companies providing Aboriginal heritage and archaeological support services have been awarded contracts by the Public Transport Authority of WA.

SRG withdraws guidance, defers dividend

SRG Global has withdrawn its full-year earnings guidance and deferred an interim payout to shareholders, citing the uncertain situation around COVID-19 and rapidly evolving virus-related measures.

Metronet precincts defined in eastern suburbs

Large portions of Bayswater and Forrestfield have been defined as Metronet precincts, with state government agency DevelopmentWA to guide future development in the areas.

Two consortia short-listed for $850m Bunbury project

Spanish engineering giant ACCIONA is continuing to challenge CPB Contractors’ dominance of the Western Australian infrastructure market, with the two groups heading competing consortia for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.

Southern Cross wins $40m contract

A subsidiary of Perth-based Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has secured a $40 million contract with CIMIC Group to complete works on a train station in Sydney.

$9m in building and maintenance contracts awarded

WorkZone, Kleenit, Perkins Builders and LD Total have won three state government maintenance and building contracts.

PTA awards $6.5m rail contracts

The Public Transport Authority of WA has awarded Metronet rail contracts to Calibre, RJV and CFC Group-owned Cape.

IA ranks 23 WA infrastructure priorities

National advisory body Infrastructure Australia has added regional roads upgrades in WA and Perth’s water security to its listing of high priority initiatives that need more attention, and notably has kept the proposed Morley Ellenbrook rail link near the bottom of its priority list.

Mondium contracts WBHO Infrastructure

WBHO Infrastructure has been awarded a $43.3 million sub-contract from Perth-based engineering firm Mondium for works at Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline Phase 2 mine site.

NRW revenue, profit up in first half

Civil and mining contractor NRW Holdings has reported strong profit and revenue gains in its interim results, with the company saying its completed acquisitions and plans for alliance-style contracts would support strong future growth.

Monadelphous, Emeco up on first-half results

Contractors Monadelphous and Emeco Holdings enjoyed solid share price gains today after reporting their interim results, with Emeco posting higher profits and improved margins while Monadelphous forecast a 10 per cent increase in revenue for the full financial year after a soft first-half.

Downer secures further level crossing work

NSW-based contractor Downer has secured the road portion of works for the Denny Avenue level crossing removal in Kelmscott, ahead of Perth construction company Decmil.

AECOM wins bridge contract

An unusual partnership between the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation and the state government has underpinned the planned construction of a pedestrian bridge in Nedlands for an estimated $6.3 milli

Freight network upgrades a complex priority

A more efficient freight network is a key priority for the state government, but upgrading the status quo requires a big spend and some complex solutions.

Cost, delay troubles for Metronet

The Metronet rail rollout could cost about $2 billion more than first estimated, as the state government gets shovels moving on projects amid delays.

Civmec targets revenue lift after positive first-half results

Henderson-based Civmec has reported a 38.7 per cent rise in net profit to $8.1 million for the six months to December, sending its shares nearly 9 per cent higher at the market open.

Construction companies win $11m in govt contracts

Perth-based McCorkell Constructions has secured a $6.6 million contract with the state government to build a new fire and emergency services station in Kensington.

WA regional roads to get $17.5m in upgrades

Seven regional roads in Western Australia, including Great Eastern Highway and Indian Ocean Drive, will receive $17.5 million worth of upgrades this financial year in efforts to improve safety and prevent run-off crashes.

ADCO, Pindan secure $24m in new contracts

Building firms ADCO Constructions and Pindan have secured a pair of contracts collectively worth around $24 million, with ADCO to expand Osborne Park Hospital and Pindan to build a new community centre in Kalamunda.

Fortescue boosts shipments, unveils power project

Fortescue Metals Group is anticipating iron ore exports to be at the upper end of guidance after posting record shipments for the first half of 2020, while also announcing plans to spend $US450 million ($A668 million) on a solar-gas power facility.

Perkins wins airport, lithium plant works

Perkins Builders has unveiled a pair of significant contract wins, with the Bunbury-headquartered construction group to deliver new aerobridges for Perth Airport's international terminal and non-process infrastructure for Albemarle Corporation’s $1 billion Kemerton lithium processing plant.