Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Skanska sells 90% interest in the Bank of America Tower office property in Houston, Texas, USA for USD 373 M, about SEK 3.5 billion

STOCKHOLM, 11-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska sells 90 percent interest in the Bank of America Tower office property in Houston, Texas, USA to an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners. The transaction amounts to USD 373 M, about SEK 3.5 billion, … Read the full press release

XPAND has launched “XPAND Code Generator”, a website that automatically issues XPAND Code that can be read from 200 meters/700 feet

The free version “XPAND Code Gratis” with ads that can be used commercially has been newly released TOKYO, Japan, 4-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — XPAND K.K., which develops and manages the spatial link XPAND Code, has launched XPAND Code Generator, a … Read the full press release

Meridiam and Urbaser sign new contract for a major waste-to-energy plant in Poland

PARIS, 2-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Meridiam and Urbaser to develop, build and operate a waste-to-energy plant in north-eastern Poland. The Public Private Partnership contract was signed with the public utility in charge of district heating supply in the municipality of … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy launches new Siemens Gamesa DD Flex concept and the SG 11.0-193 DD Flex offshore wind turbine at the WindEurope Offshore 2019 Conference & Exhibition

Zamudio, Vizcaya, Spain, 26-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) unveiled its new Siemens Gamesa DD Flex concept and the SG 11.0-193 DD Flex offshore wind turbine at the WindEurope Offshore 2019 Conference & Exhibition. Built on the … Read the full press release

BP Ventures backs Mobility-as-a-Service Finnish start-up with €10 million investment

LONDON, 7-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP Ventures invests €10 million in MaaS Global. The Finnish-based start-up is a provider of digital mobility software designed to make transport easier and smarter. MaaS Global’s innovative Whim app provides users to access and … Read the full press release

Virgin Media partners with Vodafone to bring innovative new services including 5G to its customers

HOOK, UK, 6-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Virgin Media signs new Mobile Virtual Network Operator agreement with Vodafone UK. The five year deal will bring innovative new services, including 5G, to more than three million mobile customers and provide further flexibility … Read the full press release

GlobalConnect to lease 9,250 square meters at CPH Highline in Copenhagen from Skanska

STOCKHOLM, 6-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska signs 8-year lease on 9,250 square meters and 115 parking spaces at the office complex CPH Highline in Copenhagen, Denmark. The lease contract was signed with GlobalConnect A/S which will move into their new … Read the full press release

EDF becomes a leader in battery storage in the UK with the acquisition of British start up Pivot Power

PARIS, 4-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF Group acquires battery storage and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging specialist, Pivot Power. EDF, already the largest low carbon electricity producer in the UK, becomes a leader in battery storage with this acquisition. The … Read the full press release

CapMan Infra invests in the acceleration of fibre network deployment across Finland

HELSINKI, 31-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan Infra to establish a joint venture with Telia Company that will invest into and deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure in Finland. CapMan Infra will take a majority investment in the joint venture that will acquire … Read the full press release

DNV GL to ensure compliance for the new infrastructure for Equinor’s Bay du Nord oil field project

OSLO, 28-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL awarded the Certifying Authority and Classification contract for the new infrastructure to be built for Equinor’s Bay du Nord oil field project. DNV GL will oversee design review activities and site surveillance during … Read the full press release

VINCI Construction participates in the expansion of the Annacis Island wastewater treatment facility in Greater Vancouver, Canada

PARIS, 16-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Construction to build new pipelines for the Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant near Vancouver. The contract is via its subsidiary Bessac and in a general partnership with the Canadian Pomerleau company. The contract is … Read the full press release

Total begins construction of a large-scale solar plant, its third and biggest solar plant in Japan

PARIS/ TOKYO, 8-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Total Solar International announce the start of the construction of a large-scale solar plant located in Osato, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Miyagi Osato Solar Park with 52 megawatt-peak (MWp) is expected to provide clean and … Read the full press release

EnBW exits from the Hungarian market with the divestment of its stakes in electricity supply companies ELMÜ and EMASZ

KARLSRUHE/ BUDAPEST, 4-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EnBW sells its holdings in Hungarian electricity supply companies ELMÜ and EMASZ to an E.ON subsidiary. The divestments marks EnBW’s exit from the Hungarian market. The buyer already indirectly obtained majority shareholdings in ELMÜ … Read the full press release

VINCI Energies becomes a major player in the energy services market in Spain with the acquisition of SISTEM Melesur Energía and SISTEM Infraestructuras y Operaciones EPC

PARIS, 3-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Energies acquires Andalusian company Grupo Solar Lighting subsidiaries, SISTEM Melesur Energía and SISTEM Infraestructuras y Operaciones EPC. The acquisitions make VINCI Energies a major player in the market for electricity generation, transmission, transformation and … Read the full press release

Ericsson in partnership with Telstra to debut 5G stadium connectivity at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the AFL Grand Final

STOCKHOLM, 23-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Telstra customers with 5G handsets set to experience enhanced connectivity attending the biggest day in the Australian Football League’s (AFL) annual calendar – the AFL Grand Final on September 28 at the Ericsson-enabled 5G stadium. … Read the full press release

Skanska takes part in major transformation of Ulven district in Oslo

STOCKHOLM, 17-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska signs contract with Obos to build 168 apartments in Oslo, Norway. The NOK 344 M (about SEK 370 M) worth project is part of a major transformation of the Ulven district in Oslo. The … Read the full press release

Total announces launch of Arctic LNG 2 development located on the Gydan peninsula, Russia

PARIS, 5-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces approval of final investment decision (FID) for Arctic LNG 2, a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) development located on the Gydan peninsula, Russia. Total has a direct 10% interest in Arctic LNG 2 … Read the full press release

T-Systems connects the Open Telekom Cloud with the supercomputing center in Stuttgart

BONN, 29-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems links the Open Telekom Cloud with one of Europe’s top-end supercomputers. This high-performance computer at HLRS in Stuttgart can be integrated by customers in their scientific and engineering business workflows running in the Open … Read the full press release

Pöyry announces EPCM assignment to develop the BoP of Bracell’s Project Star in Brazil

VANTAA, 28-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Pöyry awarded with an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management) assignment from Bracell. The contract is to develop the BoP (Balance of Plant) of the Project Star located in Lençóis Paulista, state of São Paulo. The … Read the full press release

Skanska selected to construct and develop 13-acre high school campus in Burien, Washington, USA

STOCKHOLM, 28-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska signed USD 113.5 M (about SEK 1.1 billion) worth contract to build a replacement high school for Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington, USA. The contract will be included in the US order bookings … Read the full press release

Rabobank and KKR Infra in a consortium for the acquisition of energy company Eneco

Rabobank and KKR Infra in a consortium for the acquisition of energy company Eneco

UTRECHT, 19-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rabobank has always been interested in projects that contribute to the acceleration of the energy transition in the Netherlands. Such a project is the sale of the energy company Eneco (Eneco Holding N.V.). For the … Read the full press release

Landis+Gyr to provide Colorado Springs Utilities with the next generation of smart grid technology

ATLANTA, GA, USA, 17-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr awarded a contract to replace the Colorado Springs Utilities’ end-of-life metering system with an advanced IoT network technology capable of supporting the next generation of energy management applications. The contract also includes … Read the full press release

SENER and HYUNDAI Heavy Industries to collaborate on the latest technologies and innovations in ship design and production

MADRID, 11-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SENER and HYUNDAI Heavy Industries (HHI) to work together in the field of computer-aided systems for ship design and production. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 24th June. Both companies agreed to share … Read the full press release

Ørsted and Vattenfall laid out 33 kV 8 km cable for back up electricity between Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farms in the North Sea

Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

STOCKHOLM, 19-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Offshore wind farms Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3, owned by Ørsted and Vattenfall, have just connected to each other with a new eight-kilometre long cable. The cable connection is meant to supply each … Read the full press release

Power generation: Two major seven-year maintenance management and operational advisory agreements for Wärtsilä in Bangladesh

Eng Mozammel Hossain, Managing Director of Summit Gazipur II Power and Summit Ace Alliance Power (right) and Jillur Rahim, Managing Director of Wärtsilä Bangladesh (left) signed Bangladesh’s biggest ever Maintenance agreements at Summit Centre, Dhaka. Image courtesy of Summit Group.

HELSINKI, 18-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Longstanding partner and Bangladesh’s largest independent power producer (IPP) Summit Group has signed 2 (two) seven-year Maintenance management and operational advisory agreements with Wärtsilä. The current major agreements are indeed the biggest ever signed service … Read the full press release

China Southern Airlines’ new Beijing airport base at Beijing Daxing Airport will use 177 escalator and elevator units from thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator at Beijing Daxing Airline Catering Centre

ESSEN, 17-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp Elevator will supply 22 escalators and 155 elevators (177 units) for the China Southern Airlines’ new Beijing airport base at Beijing Daxing Airport. China Southern Airlines has recently moved to a two-hub strategy and … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa to continue cooperation on one of Taiwan’s first offshore wind power projects

ZAMUDIO, 17-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy conditionally received an order from awarding consortium partners Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. for the supply of offshore wind turbines for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm … Read the full press release

IBERDROLA’s Wikinger offshore wind farm earns project certification from DNV GL

HAMBURG, 12-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, DNV GL awarded IBERDROLA Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH the project certificate for its Wikinger offshore wind farm. The certification covers all stages of the design assessment and … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo and Rubicon Capital Advisors to jointly develop opportunities within the global infrastructure and energy markets

MILAN / DUBLIN, 11-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Intesa Sanpaolo Group to jointly develop opportunities within the global infrastructure and energy markets with a leading independent global investment banking advisory firm, Rubicon Capital Advisors. The partnership is part of a … Read the full press release

Eurovia selected for €60 million railway line refurbishment in Prague, Czech Republic

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 7-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia selected to refurbish the 6 km railway section between Lysá and Labem and Èelákovice northeast of Prague. The contract is part of a joint venture with Elektrizace železnic that was awarded by The … Read the full press release