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SKA precursor telescope doubled in size

A $2.2 million expansion of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope has been completed, doubling the number of antenna stations at the facility, as design work on the planned Square Kilometre Array continues.

Cautious optimism on civil construction

Civil infrastructure work in WA is expected to stabilise at around $6.5 billion a year, underpinning renewed optimism in the sector, the Civil Contractors Federation WA has found.

Decmil awarded $75m BHP contract

Osborne Park-based Decmil Group has won a $75 million contract with BHP Billiton to upgrade and expand accommodation for the miner's existing operations and its planned South Flank iron ore project near Newman.

$1m telco upgrade for regions

South Western Wireless WA is set to establish fixed wireless internet services across large parts of the Wheatbelt, after winning a tender run by the North Eastern Wheatbelt Regional Organisation of C

CPB signs $48m Lord St contract

Long-running negotiations between CPB Contractors and the state government have resulted in the CIMIC Group subsidiary signing a $47.9 million contract for the New Lord St project at Ellenbrook.

GO2 People goes public

Belmont-based labour-hire firm GO2 People listed on the ASX today after raising more than $10 million to provide more labour to infrastructure projects and expand its building arm.

Three-way tussle for $40 million freeway work

Shortlisted contractors for the widening of the Mitchell Freeway have been announced, with BMD Constructions, CPB Contractors and WBHO Infrastructure in the race for the $40 million contract.

ACIL, GHD win pipeline study

The federal government has commissioned ACIL Allen and GHD to study the possible development of a pipeline from Western Australia to the eastern states, one of the critical elements of a possible national gas market.

Clough JV wins PNG work

A joint venture comprising local engineering group Clough and Finnish corporation Wartsila has won a contract to build a power station in Papua New Guinea for an undisclosed sum.

Civmec pursues ASX listing

Henderson-based shipbuilder Civmec has announced plans to list on the ASX, with details of its entry yet to be determined.

Amalgamation cuts port costs

The state-owned Southern Ports Authority has cut its annual operating costs by about $7 million since its three component ports were amalgamated in 2014, according to its annual report.

Aboriginal group buys fencing contractor

Karlka Developments is set to more than double its annual turnover to $35 million after acquiring Perth company FenceWright for an undisclosed sum.

Clough JV wins work on $262m Water Corp project

A joint venture between Perth-based engineering group Clough and French company Suez has won a contract to build the second stage of a water recycling plant in Craigie, which is the major component of the state government’s $262 million groundwater replenishment scheme.

Flat year at Fremantle Ports

The volume of freight through Fremantle Ports has remained static for the third year running, raising further questions about when the proposed outer harbour development at Cockburn Sound will be needed.

Clough JV wins marine infrastructure work

An joint venture between engineering group Clough and Dutch company BAM International has won a contract to provide its services to a $100 million marine project in the Northern Territory.

Shorten commits $700m to Perth rail line

Opposition leader Bill Shorten confirmed today that $700 million of federal money will be provided for a train line to Ellenbrook in Perth's north-east if Labor wins the next national election.

Decmil wins $60m of new work with VicRoads

Decmil Group has won more work on a highway extension project in Victoria, with the new package worth about $60 million.

Parkd seeks ASX listing

A modular car park construction company chaired by former Automotive Holdings Group boss Bronte Howson has announced plans to raise $6 million from investors and list on the ASX.

Utilities face financial flux

Across the state’s major government-owned utilities, more money goes in through subsidies than out through dividends, according to the latest batch of annual reports.

Civmec wins work on NT pipeline

Henderson-based Civmec has been awarded contracts for work on the Jemena northern gas pipeline in the Northern Territory, which will employ 160 people at its peak.

Indigenous JVs win $6m in work

Two indigenous business joint ventures have been awarded a combined $5.9 million worth of contracts in the Pilbara.

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