A joint venture (JV) led by Astaldi Group has been awarded with a €171m ($190.5m) contract to upgrade a section of the N-7 Warsaw Wschodnia Osobowa-Dorohusk railway line in Poland.

Astaldi currently owns 65% of the JV project, with fellow contractors Zhol Zhondeushi, PBDiM and CLF owning a combined 35% stake.

The scope of the deal is set to include the demolition, reconstruction and extension of the 68km-long N-7 railway line along with Lublin station.

Plans have also been outlined for the construction of level crossings, new service and access roads, and associated minor works.

The project will be completed in two years with financing arranged through European investment and state budget allocations.

The third phase of the 270km standard-gauge rail line between Naivasha and Kisumu in Kenya has received project funding from the Government of Kenya.

China's Export-Import bank will provide a loan of $3,52bn for the project, which reportedly cost approximately $8.06bn.

The Government of Victoria has awarded an alliance contract to American engineering and procurement firm KBR for a number of railroad crossing removal projects in Australia.

The agreement will see KBR collaborate with John Holland, Metro Trains and the Level Crossing Removal Authority to remove two separate railroad crossings.

It will also be responsible for providing engineering and design services for the crossing removals and associated works.

"Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) has awarded a $49.6m deal to UniVision Engineering to replace closed circuit televisions (CCTV) across its network."

Two reference design consultant (RDC) contracts for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project have been awarded to Systra and Meinhardt.

The first project is named RDC01 and includes civil reference design works for the Bandar Malaysia and Iskandar Puteri international stations within Malaysia.

The second contract will be known as RDC03 and involves civil reference design works for the first 38km from Bandar Malaysia Station through to the state border between Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.

MAN Truck & Bus subsidiary MAN Engines is set to deliver 162 D2676 LE264 diesel engines for installation on-board the Coradia Polyvalent diesel railcars, which have been manufactured by Alstom.

The six-cylinder in-line engines will have a capacity of 353kW (480hp) at 1,800rpm and will be optimised for use in hot climates. They will be installed on the roof of the rail cars to facilitate easy maintenance.

Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) has awarded a $49.6m deal to UniVision Engineering to replace closed circuit televisions (CCTV) across its network.

The contracted works include the replacement of analogue CCTV systems with unified IP-based systems at 11 railway stations, including Island Line, Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, Airport Express, Tung Chung Line, Disneyland Resort Line, East Rail Line, Ma On Shan Line, and West Rail Line.

The deal will also involve the replacement of CCTV systems at Light Rail 22 stops, as well as the installation of new units at 47 stops along the same rail line.