Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Iberdrola strengthens its role as Mexico’s foremost private power company

The planned investment for this power plant is around US$400 million Iberdrola awarded construction and operation of 766-MW combined-cycle power station in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico The new Topolobampo III power plant, to be located close to the town … Read the full press release

E.ON joins forces with municipal partners to drive e-mobility in Germany

ESSEN, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the German government’s program to promote e-mobility, E.ON’s regional companies have submitted applications for a total of more than 700 charging points. The majority of the applications were submitted by Avacon, Bayernwerk, E.DIS … Read the full press release

E.ON integrates wind farm into its Virtual Power Plant; stabilizes the German electricity grid

ESSEN, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The fluctuating feed-in of wind power into the electricity grid has so far been regarded as a problem for grid stability and supply security. E.ON is now turning the tables. E.ON will be one of the … Read the full press release

TomTom BRIDGE ELD Kit: A new solution to improve the trucker data logging experience

TomTom BRIDGE ELD Kit will provide professional truck drivers with necessary tools for electronic logging Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2), a leader in navigation and mapping products, and  M2M DataSmart, wireless data service provider, today announce a … Read the full press release

Frankfurt and Düsseldorf implement intelligent traffic control system from GEVAS software and TomTom

AMSTERDAM, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announces that its industry-leading live traffic data has been chosen to power the traffic management centres of two more of Germany’s leading cities: Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. Frankfurt and Düsseldorf have implemented an intelligent … Read the full press release

Siemens to Produce Wind Turbines for Two EDF Luminus Projects in Belgium

“Katoen Natie” project located in Beveren, “Sibelco” in Dessel 15-year service-contract included HAMBRUG, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF Luminus, the second largest player in the Belgian energy market, has ordered wind turbines at Siemens Wind Power for two projects located … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo Signs $453M Contract For Dubai Urban Development Project

MILAN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo has signed a $435-million contract with Meydan Group LLC to build the Meydan One Mall in Dubai, UAE. The unique project will be part of the UAE and Dubai’s showcase to visitors in preparation … Read the full press release

EBRD gives an overview of its climate resilience investment activities

LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world is changing – 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row. In the same year, carbon dioxide levels officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm … Read the full press release

EBRD on talks with Uzbekistan government on ways of increasing its engagement in the country

Discussions with government on ways to increase EBRD engagement in the country LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EBRD delegation, headed by President Suma Chakrabarti, will visit Uzbekistan on 15-17 March 2017. The visit will include high-level meetings with the authorities … Read the full press release

Poyry Shares Inspiring Insights at Berlin Tunnel Design & Construction Summit

HELSINKI, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marcel Winter, Managing Director, Pöyry Switzerland, delivered an inspiring keynote talk on the lessons learned from complex underground projects at this year’s Tunnel Design & Construction Summit on 2nd March in Berlin. In his keynote, ‘Critical … Read the full press release

El Sewedy Cement Awards Plant Order to FLSmidth

FLSmidth to deliver cement production line to El Sewedy Cement Company in Egypt COPENHAGEN, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FLSmidth has been awarded an order from El Sewedy Cement Company for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for the expansion of a … Read the full press release

Digitalisation to power Alpiq growth in coming years

Digitalisation and smart networking of decentralised flexible energy systems, smart buildings and e-mobility, industrial plant engineering and the dismantling of nuclear power plants are growth areas that Alpiq has already managed to successfully position itself in. Alpiq systematically focuses its … Read the full press release

Informal Sector Poses Biggest Challenge to Economic Growth of Western Balkans

Grey economy, politics, taxes and electricity named as obstacles to business LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Countries in the Western Balkans have strong growth potential, which can be realised with the right investment and a better business environment. But life … Read the full press release

New milestone for VINCI Concessions with the inauguration of the new South Europe Atlantic high-speed line

RUEIL MALMAISON CEDEX, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new South Europe Atlantic high-speed line (SEA HSL), which will put Bordeaux within 2 hours of Paris starting this July, was inaugurated on February 28th, 2017 by French President François Hollande, in the … Read the full press release

Continental calls for international legal framework for automated driving; recommends development of reliable radio networks

Highly automated driving on the interstate highway technically feasible by 2020, but the international legal framework and specific radio channels are lacking Technology company Continental calls for the next steps to be implemented in developing the legal framework for taking … Read the full press release

ContiTech takes part in Fraunhofer Institute’s project by developing a specialized hose for testing underwater energy storage unit

Fraunhofer Institute develops power station for energy storage in the sea High external pressure at great water depths a challenge for hose developers Approved for use in drinking water Reservoirs HANOVER, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electricity from wind and solar requires … Read the full press release

ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz achieve 95 percent outdoor coverage in deployment of the first IoT network in Singapore

The Sigfox network reaches 95 percent outdoor coverage island-wide, the first nationwide IoT network in Southeast Asia SINGAPORE, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At UnaBiz’s inaugural UnaDay, ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz today jointly announced that they have reached an important milestone … Read the full press release

University of Leeds to name its new sports facility after Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee

LEEDS, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new £5m University of Leeds sports facility is to be named after its most successful alumni athletes, Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. The Brownlee Centre sits alongside a new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit … Read the full press release

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center awarded Ramboll and team partners Offshore Wind Ports & Infrastructure Assessment

Ramboll key member of team awarded Massachusetts offshore wind ports and infrastructure assessment. COPENHAGEN, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The untapped offshore wind energy potential in the US is estimated by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to be … Read the full press release

DEG to provide long-term loan to SREI Equipment Finance Ltd. to fund infrastructure and construction equipment requirement in India

USD 25 million for SREI Equipment Finance Limited Financing for infrastructure and construction equipment to small and medium-sized enterprises Long-standing partnership with SREI Group COLOGNE, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The infrastructure sector is a major driver of the Indian economy. … Read the full press release

UK rail industry to improve disabled access to facilities in trains and at stations

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway following talks between Rail Minister Paul Maynard and senior rail industry representatives. The Rail Minister met with senior executives after Paralympian Anne … Read the full press release

Iberdrola inaugurates the new San Pedro II hydroelectric complex in Galicia

The Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, and the President of the Regional Government (Xunta) of Galicia, inaugurated the new San Pedro II hydroelectric complex this morning The commissioning of this facility marks the conclusion of the extension that has been … Read the full press release

Swedish company Wibax Ab acquires Neste’s terminal in Pietarsaari

ESPOO, 02-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste has sold its terminal in Pietarsaari to the Swedish company Wibax Ab. The terminal has not been used for Neste’s own operations for many years because the tanks and other facilities are not suitable for … Read the full press release

Abellio and Mitsui to run Greater Anglia rail franchise in a 60:40 joint venture

Japanese company identified as the best partner to support Abellio in delivering ambitious programme of improvements UTRECHT, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Abellio UK (“Abellio”) has signed an agreement to sell 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise to Mitsui & Co., … Read the full press release

Bordeaux Métropole awards deep geothermal energy concession to ENGIE

La Défense, France, 13-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fully committed to the energy transition in its area, Bordeaux Métropole (comprising the city of Bordeaux and some of its suburbs) is taking another step forward in its Climate Plan with the creation of … Read the full press release

Alstom presents environmental declaration for SmartBalise, its new generation of beacons

Alstom has published the environmental declaration for its new generation of beacons. SmartBalise is an ecodesigned product, with minimised environmental impact all the way from manufacture to end-of-life. Its environmental performance is presented in the declaration, available for consultation today … Read the full press release

NIB to co-finance advanced metering system and upgrades to the electricity networks in Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway

NIB has signed a 15-year loan agreement with NTE (Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk Holding AS) to co-finance the roll-out of an advanced metering system (AMS) and upgrades to the electricity networks in Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway. HELSINKI, 27-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — NTE will install … Read the full press release

EBRD provides €76M for the construction of additional sections of the Corridor Vc motorway in Bosnia and Herzegovina

LONDON, 27-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is continuing its support for the development of transport infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The development of Corridor Vc is a strategic priority for Bosnia and Herzegovina and … Read the full press release

ABP to invest £8m in new facilities at its port of Troon

LONDON, 20-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Reliability and frustration over lack of investment are Arran islanders’ key concerns for their lifeline ferry link. That’s the clear conclusion after two consultation sessions held on Arran. Fed-up of seeing as many as 253 crossings … Read the full press release

British Gas’ Home Energy Report 2016 reveal that adoption of 4K TVs likely to increase energy bills for the first time since 2011

New British Gas research shows mainstream adoption of 4K TVs will result in the first increase in energy consumption by TVs for five years 4K TVs shown to use a third more energy than HD TVs, with UK consumers predicted … Read the full press release