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Grid modernization project at Tokyo Electric Power surpasses 10 million meters and devices installed on IoT utility network

Landis+Gyr congratulates TEPCO as it surpasses 10 million installed devices on utility IoT network ZUG, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr, the global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, announced that the grid modernization project underway at Tokyo … Read the full press release

National Grid Invites Bedworth Residents To Know More About £15m Power Line Project

National Grid holds event to share detail of £15m overhead line refurbishment project Total of 60 pylons will get new wires and a fresh coat of paint during the nine-month long project National Grid webpage available for people to find … Read the full press release

Integrating Eastern Europe’s Regional Gas Markets discussion at the EBRD 2017 Annual Meeting and Business Forum

Gas markets underline the importance of integration LONDON, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Integration is one of the qualities of a successful modern economy as defined by the EBRD in its new transition concept.  But why is it better to be integrated … Read the full press release

HeidelbergCement Broadens Position in Northwestern USA With Acquisition of Concrete Operations

HEIDELBERG, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (18 April 2017), HeidelbergCement announced that its U.S. subsidiary Cadman Materials, Inc. , a LehighHanson company, has entered into an agreement with a U.S. subsidiary of CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (Cemex) to buy Cemex’s … Read the full press release

National Grid Raises Money for Charity With Wacky Hat Day

Wacky hat day raises money for brain tumour charity Fun loving team brimming with ideas Day capped off with tea served by team leaders WARWICK, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s hats off to a team of fun loving employees from … Read the full press release

Next-generation prepay metering solution released by Landis + Gyr

Platform expands intelligence at the grid edge to automate energy transactions ATLANTA, GA, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, has released its next-generation prepay metering solution as part of … Read the full press release

Siemens receives order from Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall for turnkey battery storage system

ERLANGEN, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens has received an order from Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall GmbH, a public utility company, to deliver a turnkey battery storage system. The Siestorage system will have an output of 1 megawatt at a capacity of … Read the full press release

Bosch and Daimler form development alliance to make system for fully automated and driverless vehicles a reality

Development alliance aims to make market launch of a system for fully automated, driverless vehicles possible by the start of the next decade. Objectives include development and rollout of a production-ready system for urban automated taxis to navigate urban traffic. … Read the full press release

KfW funds construction of the largest solar power complex in the world

Breaking ground for the fourth solar power plant in Ouarzazate NOORo I – IV becomes the largest solar power complex in the world Electricity for 1.3 million people Frankfurt am Main, 07-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the presence of the Moroccan … Read the full press release

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