Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Welsh Water successfully prosecuted an individual for illegally disposed rubbish at the car park of one of its reservoirs in Wales

Mid Glamorgan, UK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Welsh Water is warning people they could face prosecution if they are caught fly-tipping at any of its sites. The warning comes after the company successfully prosecuted an individual who illegally disposed of rubbish … Read the full press release

Bouygues: financing of the fixed investment programme finalised for the concession company Ravinala Airports

28-year concession for the two airports at Antananarivo and Nosy Be Design and construction of a new international terminal at Ivato airport in Antananarivo, the country’s capital Refurbishment of one runway and one terminal at each airport Technical and environmental … Read the full press release

ENGIE Group opens the new biomass boiler unit of Saint-Denis

La Défense, France, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — By now contributing over 50% of renewable energies to the energy mix of the district heating network of the city and towns of Saint-Denis, Stains, Pierrefitte et L’Ile-Saint-Denis, this boiler unit, converted to biomass, … Read the full press release

Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths welcomed news that British Gas has already installed around 18,000 smart meters across Wales

WINDSOR, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, attended an Energy Innovation Showcase event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay today (4 July) to help encourage Welsh businesses to embrace the disruptive technologies transforming … Read the full press release

Prudential: World Bank Group’s IFC to raise $500 million Eastspring Investments for infrastructure projects in emerging markets

Hong Kong SAR, China, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement with Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, to raise $500 million for an innovative IFC program that … Read the full press release

Nigeria’s first Diaspora Bond raises $300 million on London Stock Exchange for infrastructure projects

Nigeria raises $300 million through first Diaspora Bond Retail bond aimed at Nigeria’s global expatriate community seeking to invest in the country’s development Offer 130% subscribed demonstrating confidence in Nigeria’s economy First bond of its kind from sub-Saharan Africa LONDON, … Read the full press release

New figures show that onshore wind has now passed the 1GW milestone in Northern Ireland

LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New figures show that onshore wind is powering ahead in Northern Ireland, generating nearly a quarter of its electricity needs. The latest generation figures released by NI Electricity Networks, show that onshore wind has now … Read the full press release

EBRD launches €100 million Green Economy Financing Facility to help Romanian households invest in energy efficiency

Banca Transilvania first partner bank to start lending under Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting Romanian households to save energy and money, the EBRD is launching the €100 million Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) for … Read the full press release

EBRD joins forces with all other shareholders of Azerbaijan’s Unibank to strengthen its capital

LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is joining forces with all other shareholders of Azerbaijan’s Unibank to strengthen its capital. Unibank’s share capital will increase by AZN 49 million and will enable it to … Read the full press release

Wind Power Becomes Leading Source of Renewable Energy

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (15 June 2017) we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 … Read the full press release

National Grid raised money to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue

WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Over £4000 has been raised from a variety show performance organised by National Grid’s choir to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue. The show included acts from National Grid’s choir, Gridtones, who … Read the full press release

National Grid’s proposals to build new electricity substation in Braybrooke parish now under consultation

National Grid shares proposals for new electricity substation at community consultation event in Braybrooke Work supports Network Rail’s upgrade of the Midland Main Line and its electrification programme Representatives from National Grid and Network Rail on hand at the event … Read the full press release

Centrica’s new on-demand service called Local Heroes now open for business across the UK

WINDSOR, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Innovative on-demand service connects customers online with local tradesmen Innovative on-demand service connects customers online with local tradesmen Quality of Local Heroes’ work is backed by a British Gas guarantee Centrica enters £5.7 billion on-demand home … Read the full press release

Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant Starts Hot Trial of New Solid Radioactive Waste Management and Storage Facility

Major step forward in  EBRD-managed decommissioning process LONDON, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in Lithuania has taken another important step forward in the decommissioning process, managed by the EBRD, with the start of the hot trial, … Read the full press release

EBRD and Energy Community To Strengthen Cooperation With Focus on Sustainable Energy Policy Development

LONDON, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD and the Energy Community Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding strengthening the organisations’ cooperation in the field of sustainable development with a focus on sustainable energy policy development in the Western Balkans, Moldova, … Read the full press release

Construction Project for Power of Siberia To Complete 1100 kilometre pipeline by late 2017

MOSCOW, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Gazprom in Eastern Russia, Entry into Asia-Pacific Markets Press Conference was held in Moscow today in the lead-up to the annual General Shareholders Meeting. The Press Conference featured Vitaly Markelov and Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairmen of the Management Committee, Vyacheslav Mikhalenko and Sergey Prozorov, Members of the Management Committee and … Read the full press release

EBRD Aims To Support Croatia In Achieving Sustainable Growth With New Strategy

Strengthening competitiveness and productivity for sustainable growth LONDON, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD Board of Directors has approved a new strategy for Croatia which sets out the priorities for the Bank’s work in the country for the period 2017-21. The Bank … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR186 million to Fayoum Water and Wastewater Company in Egypt

€186 million loan to benefit residents of Fayoum governorate LONDON, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is improving the living conditions of approximately three million inhabitants of Egypt’s Fayoum governorate – of whom around one million will have access to sanitation … Read the full press release

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