Cumbria County Council has picked Balfour Beatty to rebuild a bridge swept away by floods in November 2009.
Danish energy giant DONG Energy and Scottish Power Renewables have agreed to go ahead with the construction of a 108-turbine wind farm in the Irish Sea, with an operational base in Barrow-in-Furness.
The Blackpool-based energy-from-crops company is holding a public consultation for its third proposed facility in Cumbria.
Flood defences costing £5.7m aimed at protecting 180 properties from the River Derwent in Keswick, Cumbria are among 39 projects given the go-ahead by the government.
The Environment Agency is seeking a maintenance partner for a £780,000 four-year framework looking after flood defence pumping stations in the North West.