Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Enea announces multi-year contract with Tier 1 North American telecom service provider — confirms leading position in the new 5G Network Data Layer market

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enea and Tier 1 North American telecom service provider sign 5-year contract for 5G Cloud Network Data Layer. The transaction includes perpetual software licenses and associated services, such as integration, support, and maintenance. … Read the full press release

COVID-19: ABB and employees support the International Committee of the Red Cross relief efforts

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB partners with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as part of its ongoing measures to support COVID-19 relief efforts. ICRC, an international humanitarian organization with Swiss roots, specializes in providing … Read the full press release

COVID-19: VINCI Concessions’ infrastructures in France mobilised for medical transport

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Concessions’ infrastructures are being used for the medical transport of medical equipment and sick patients from coronavirus, as part of the Résilience operation announced by French President Emmanuel Macron. On 29 and … Read the full press release

COVID-19: UK start-up Lanterne to launch free app to help observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively

(PRESS RELEASE) SWINDON, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announces that UK start-up company Lanterne, has developed, and will soon launch, a free app that will help us observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively in our collective … Read the full press release

Alstom announces new order from German Hessische Landesbahn for 30 additional Coradia Lint regional trains

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, France, 30-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom awarded a €120 million worth contract to supply 30 Coradia Lint regional trains to Hessische Landesbahn (HLB). The 120-seater trains are spacious, bright and disabled-friendly which offer a unique travel experience … Read the full press release

Extra-high voltage line in the Rhône Valley now taking shape and work is underway

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 24-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The preparations for the construction of the new 380kV line in the Rhône Valley started by TSCNET shareholder Swissgrid, the Swiss transmission system operator (TSO) in early 2018. The new power line, which … Read the full press release

Orange pledges full commitment and mobilisation of its teams to ensure availability of service during this crisis

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 23-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — In the context of this global pandemic, Orange is fully mobilised to ensure its customers continue to benefit from the continuity of its services and the availability of its networks in all circumstances. … Read the full press release

Ericsson selected to modernize Teracom’s 4G network in Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 20-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ericsson preferred as the strategic partner of Teracom AB for its nationwide 4G network. Ericsson will provide radio access network (RAN) and Ericsson Cloud Core products for 4G and a with smooth evolution … Read the full press release

Total enters floating offshore wind market with the acquisition of 80% stake in project Erebus

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 19-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total enters floating offshore wind segment in line with its strategy to develop renewable energy. Total to acquire 80% stake in the pioneering floating wind project Erebus located in the Celtic Sea, in … Read the full press release

Total to help stabilize the French power grid with new battery-based energy storage system

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces investment of around €15 million for the largest battery-based energy storage project in France. The new lithium-ion energy storage system will be constructed in Mardyck, at the Flandres Center, in Dunkirk’s … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy: EIB to loan EUR 250 million to TSO TenneT Holding B.V. for the Zuidwest 380 kV project

(PRESS RELEASE) ARNHEM, Netherlands, 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — TenneT Holding B.V. and The European Investment Bank (EIB) sign EUR 250 million loan agreement to finance the western section of TenneT’s “Zuidwest 380 kV” project. The EIB financing will support the … Read the full press release

Total to help one of Thailand’s largest food companies shrink its carbon footprint

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total to provide 25 megawatt-peak (MWp) of solar rooftops for 24 facilities of Betagro. The binding contract was signed through its affiliate Total Solar Distributed Generation. Betagro is one of the largest food … Read the full press release

EBRD now owns approximately 8.4 per cent stake in Addiko Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD now owns a stake of approximately 8.4 per cent of Addiko Bank AG. EBRD has swapped its indirect stake in the bank, which it held via a private special purpose vehicle, with … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen selected as contractor for the extension of Gardermoen Park Inn Hotel

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen announces a design and build contract worth NOK 250 million excluding VAT (almost 25 million euros). The construction engineering company as been selected by Hotell Østre AS (Avinor) as contractor for … Read the full press release

Skanska to build 25-storey commercial building in Central London for EUR 286 million

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 13-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska to construct the commercial office building 20 Ropemaker Street in Central London, UK. The contract worth around 286 million euros (GBP 240 M/ SEK 3.0 billion) was signed with Great Elm Assets … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways renews contract with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission to operate the 91 Express Lanes in California

(PRESS RELEASE) Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France, 12-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions) signs seven-year contract renewal with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission, near Los Angeles, California. VINCI Highways, via its subsidiary Cofiroute USA, was selected … Read the full press release

Skanska to design and build new bridge connecting Newburg, Maryland, and Dahlgren, Virginia, USA

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska will design and build the new Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge over the Potomac River, USA. The contract was signed with Maryland Department of Transportation – Maryland Transportation … Read the full press release

SEAT becomes the first automaker to join the urban mobility hub Madrid in Motion

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 27-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT, a member of Volkwagen group, to work with Madrid in Motion on addressing the challenges of urban mobility. Madrid in Motion is a multi-sector, public-private open innovation hub that gathers businesses, public … Read the full press release

ENGIE and EDPR combine expertise and capabilities on offshore wind

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÉFENSE, France, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE announces 50/50 joint-venture (JV) agreement with EDPR (edp renewables), bringing together the industrial expertise and development capacity of both companies in fixed and floating offshore wind. The agreement follows the … Read the full press release

First installation of De Nora’s latest generation of advanced electrode package for water electrolysis

First installation of De Nora's latest generation of advanced electrode package for water electrolysis

De Nora electrodes will be installed into the largest GREEN HYDROGEN plant in Europe (PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — De Nora announced it has been selected to deliver electrodes to the largest ZERO – CARBON HYDROGEN PLANT in … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Skanska to upgrade the old D1 Motorway under CZK 1.4 billion agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction and development company, Skanska, is set to modernize the 14-kilometer D1 motorway in Czech Republic under the CZK 1.4 billion (SEK 580 million) contract with the Road and Motorway Directorate.  The oldest … Read the full press release

20,000 new charging points for electric vehicles to be provided by Total in Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has entered into an agreement in which the oil and gas company will install and operate 20,000 new public charging points in the three provinces of The Netherlands, namely North-Holland, Flevoland, and … Read the full press release

Centrica champions on climate change disclosure

(PRESS RELEASE) WINDSOR, UK, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational energy and services Centrica proves itself once again to be the world leader for strategic action on climate change, said by CDP Worldwide. Based on the climate change report in 2019 … Read the full press release

The ancient home of Confucius, the city of Luoyang, will launch its metro line equipped with thyssenkrupp elevators and escalators

The ancient home of Confucius, the city of Luoyang, will launch its metro line equipped with thyssenkrupp elevators and escalators

(PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chinese historical city Luoyang in the Henan province will be launching its metro in 2021 by relying on 234 elevators and escalators from thyssenkrupp Elevator. The company has just announced it won the … Read the full press release

CMC Poland signs 10-Year contract with Statkraft

(PRESS RELEASE) ZAWIERCIE / AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft, a hydropower company, has joined forces with Commercial Metals Company Poland (CMC) signing a 10-year financial Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providing 20 percent fixed-rate for CMC Poland starting in 2021. … Read the full press release

Elering becomes a member of the European Network For Cyber Security to enhance Estonia’s energy grid cybersecurity

Elering becomes a member of the European Network For Cyber Security to enhance Estonia's energy grid cybersecurity

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) welcomes its newest member – Elering, Estonia’s national Transmission System Operator (TSO) for electricity and natural gas. By joining ENCS, Elering will help strengthen the energy … Read the full press release

Amey appoints Lucy Fell as Account Director for the Area 10 highways maintenance and response contract

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, UK, 15-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey announces the appointment of Lucy Fell as Account Director for the Area 10 Maintenance and Response contract. Lucy will lead the 15-year highways contract for Highways England, which went live in … Read the full press release

GRAHAM selected for Pagabo’s £10 billion national framework through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process

GRAHAM selected for Pagabo 10 billion national framework through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process

(PRESS RELEASE) Hillsborough, UK, 15-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — GRAHAM announced it has been selected through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process for Pagabo’s £10 billion national framework for major works. The expected value of Pagabo Major Works Framework will be … Read the full press release

Ferrovial welcomes Carlos Cerezo as new Chief Human Resources Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 10-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ferrovial announces the appointment of Carlos Cerezo as Chief Human Resources Officer and to its management committee. Carlos succeeds María Dionis, who has held the position since 2015. Carlos has been with Ferrovial … Read the full press release

50Hertz welcomes Sylvia Borcherding to its management board

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 2-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Transmission system operator 50Hertz increases its management board members to five with the appointment of Sylvia Borcherding on 1 January 2020. The 50Hertz supervisory board has decided on the appointment on 19 September … Read the full press release