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The Megaproject Listing

#10 Restoring the Everglades

In the heart of the south of Florida, a giant hydrological restoration project is taking place. The mission is to secure the waterflows to a healthy level after decades of draining the land. The construction of the C-43 water reservoir is an important piece of the puzzle to restore the whole of the Everglades to its former glory.

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Bringing back coral reefs in Bali, restoring the Patagonian grasslands and replanting forest in Madagascar. Indulge in more ecological restoration plans.

Ivey Spivey grew up on a farm and machines have always been a part of his life. Now he is a superintendent on-site in the construction of the C-43 reservoir.

Ivey Spivey is one of hundreds of workers who build the massive C-43 reservoir in Florida. Meet him on-site.

The waterflows in the Everglades in Florida are damaged after more than a century of draining. The build of the massive C-43 water reservoir will help restore the flows.

Uneven soil, hurricanes and strict regulations. Read about the main challenges when constructing an above ground gigantic water reservoir.

The C-43 reservoir will be able to hold 200 billion liters of water and is set to be finished in 2023. Learn all the facts.

One thousand operators are working on an important segment of the New Silk Road in Kazakhstan. We met Gaziz Dusekenov whose love for excavators has had an impact on a new generation.

More than two thousand operators, with one thousand machines, spread out along a distance of more than 600 kilometers. These are the conditions at the construction site in Kazakhstan.

“I love working in the beautiful nature here”, says Gaziz Dusekenov. He is one of 1,000 operators who are currently constructing the New Silk Road in Kazakhstan.

The New Silk Road will be a game-changer for global logistics. In Kazakhstan, the transformation has already started. Read all about the megaproject of our century.

The construction of the New Silk Road is currently taking place in 66 countries. Want to know the budget? Have a look at some of the project’s key figures.

Construction work transforms the world. Some projects more than others. Here is a list of six projects that were true global game-changers.

How will the world look like once the Belt and Road Initiative is finalized? We asked Parag Khanna, global strategy advisor.

The Belt and Road Initiative has a major effect on the construction business. Volvo is involved in 24 projects within the initiative. Now, the megaproject opens up for new collaborations.

One was dug by hand in China, another reshaped the geography of Europe and a third doubles as a drainpipe. Welcome to the fascinating world of tunnels.

Norway embarks on the country’s biggest infrastructure project in modern history. Here is the story on how the contemporary Vikings are shaping a new future under water.

Blasting foreman Arne Oddvar Haugeland has worked in tunnels for nearly half a century. Every day, he faces the risks of working subsea. “You need to trust your colleagues,” he says.

How long will it be? And how deep? We give you all the numbers on the construction of the world’s longest and deepest road tunnel under water.

Arne Oddvar Haugleand has worked in tunnels his whole career. Now, it is time to retire. Here is what he will miss the most.

A tunnel under water – how can that be done? Knut Storli, Foreman at contractor NCC, explains the challenges of building tunnels under the sea.

Tunnel work is dark, deep and potentially dangerous. We went underground with Norway’s most experienced tunnel pros.

Hany Abd El-Malak is more busy than ever. He is an operator trainer in Cairo, Egypt. The country’s megaprojects have created a crying need for skilled operators.

“Look at this place, one would think we have worked here for 30 years”. Watch operator Ibrahim Mohamed when working on the construction of Egypt’s new capital.

To be an excavator operator has become Ibrahim Mohamed’s life. He lives at the construction sites one month at the time, spending time away from his family. For him, the job is worth it.

The construction of a new capital in Egypt is one of the world’s most spectacular urban projects. We take a look at six other stunning city-builds around the world.

Egypt is constructing a whole new capital and the need for trained operators is huge. Come along to the training center outside Cairo where operator skills are taken to the next level.

Cairo is one of the world’s most iconic cities. But the magic comes with a cost - severe congestion. Will the new capital wipe away Cairo’s traffic jams and give Egypt a greener future?

The new capital of Egypt will spread out over 700 square kilometers and cost around 45 billion USD to build. Here is the megaproject at a glance.

One third of the land disappears and recurs with the tide every day. This is the story of Sundarbans, one of the world’s most extreme settings for construction work.

Millimeter by millimeter, the sea levels are rising. In Sundarbans, the future is already a reality. We take a look at how the construction business can tackle this global challenge.