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Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

EDP Renováveis, ENGIE joint venture awarded 15-year Contract for Difference for delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh

The contract was awarded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) following its latest CfD auction. LISBON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: dismantling process of the world’s first offshore wind farm now completed

Fredericia, Denmark, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm near Lolland in the south east of Denmark was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project which was to prove whether it was possible to generate green power offshore. Now, the … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: ​Electricity generated for the first time at Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm

​Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of Cumbria. Fredericia, Denmark, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the first of 40 V164-8.0MW turbines and … Read the full press release

DNV GL study: EU’s draft Electricity Directive risks distorting the energy retail market

DNV GL experts recommend the EU takes a wider view that allows member states to choose between different compensation models according to their market needs HAMBURG, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study carried out by independent experts from DNV GL … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München officially put offshore wind farm Sandbank into operation

STOCKHOLM, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The offshore wind farm Sandbank with an installed capacity of 288 megawatt (MW) is now officially inaugurated. It is the latest cooperation between Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) and the 72 wind energy plants will provide … Read the full press release

Amey engineers repaired in just six weeks the Edge Lane sink hole in Liverpool

OXFORD, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey has completed repair work to the Edge Lane sink hole in Liverpool, a company spokesperson announced today. Working on behalf of United Utilities, Amey engineers took just six weeks to repair the extensive hole, … Read the full press release

GRAHAM to work on four major roads in the East of England

HILLSBOROUGH, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Highways England has awarded GRAHAM four major road improvements. Improvements to four major roads in the East of England are underway after Highways England awarded GRAHAM two major packages covering the A47, A11, A1 and A12. … Read the full press release

MVV Energie CEO Dr. Georg Müller: sustainability-driven growth of our group of companies

MANNHEIM, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Operating earnings rise 2 percent to Euro 250 million in first nine months of current 2017 financial year – MVV’s CEO Dr. Georg Müller: “In all our activities we never lose sight of one goal … Read the full press release

Centrica to protect its most vulnerable customers as electricity price rises by 12.5% from 15th September

Electricity will rise by 12.5% from mid September; gas price to be held at current level*, leaving British Gas as one of the cheapest in the dual fuel standard tariff market Average annual dual fuel bill for a typical household … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

French Energy Regulatory Commission: ENGIE awarded 10 photovoltaic projects in France

La Défense, France, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the second solar bidding session organized by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE4-2), ENGIE, through its subsidiaries ENGIE Green, La Compagnie du Vent, CNR and Solairedirect, has been awarded 10 photovoltaic … Read the full press release

Renewables: EBRD invests EUR28.3 million in bonds issued by Hellenic Petroleum

Bank invests €28.3 million in corporate bond by Hellenic Petroleum to support diversification LONDON, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has signed the first project under its new framework for renewable energy in Greece by subscribing to €28.3 million in bonds issued by Hellenic … Read the full press release

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