Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Deutsche Telekom completes 1st phase of the nearshore rollout

BONN, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom completed the first of three tranches of the nearshore rollout. Providing 3,152 nearshore areas across 2,855 local networks and around 1,700,000 households now benefit from faster internet connections with Speeds of up to … Read the full press release

Roland Berger study sees pan-European growth in the demand for energy efficiency services; market expected to double in size by 2025

MUNICH, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New study by Roland Berger, released on 13 February, looks into the market for energy efficiency services across Europe. According to the research paper the key findings are 1) the market is expected to grow to EUR … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility wins €70 million contract for the metro lines electrification of Circle Line Stage 6 and North East Line extension in Singapore

MUNICH, 11-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Singapore’s Land Transport Authority appoints Siemens Mobility for the electrification of the Circle Line Stage 6 and the North East Line extension (NELe) in Singapore. The €70 million contract includes delivery of the rail electrification system … Read the full press release

R.W. Chelsea Holdings Ltd Starts To Hold Fixed Income Investor Meetings In Vienna, Zurich, Geneva and London

LONDON, 11-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — R.W. Chelsea Holdings Ltd (the “Issuer”), has mandated BMI International Europe Limited as Sole Global Coordinator to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings in Vienna, Zurich, Geneva and London, commencing on 11 February 2019. … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo and its JV partner Doprastav of Slovakia to build Lot 2 of a section of the D3 highway in southern Czech Republic

MILAN, 6-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo and its JV (joint venture) partner Doprastav of Slovakia landed a contract for the building of Lot 2, which is a section (12.53 kilometres) of the D3 highway in the south of the Czech … Read the full press release

Eni acquires what would be the largest photovoltaic farm in the Northern Territory

MILAN, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni, through its subsidiary in Australia Eni Australia Limited, has just completed the acquisition a solar project in the Northern Territory of Australia. The project is construction-ready and includes the installation of 33.7 MWp (Mega Watt peak) of ground-mounted PV panels and … Read the full press release

14th EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW): working towards Europe’s Sustainable Energy Future

BRUSSELS, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENTSO-E announces a strategic partnership that will put spotlight in the importance of transmission system operators (TSOs) for electricity in shaping a more sustainable European energy landscape. As a chosen strategic partner of one of the most important … Read the full press release

ENTEGA Medianet to set up super-fast fiber optic Internet in Darmstadt’s Lincoln housing estate

DARMSTADT, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The ENTEGA Medianet to install super-fast fiber optic cables for the apartments in Darmstadt’s Lincoln housing estate. The technology will provide much higher bandwidths than a copper cable supply. With the fiber connections data transfers of … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa will supply 36 units of its SG 3.4-132 wind turbine for the Voltalia wind project in Brazil

Siemens Gamesa will supply 36 units of its SG 3.4-132 wind turbine model with a flexible power rating of 3.55 MW These wind turbines will be commissioned in 2020 ZAMUDIO, 25-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) recently signed … Read the full press release

Enel now with 130 Fast Recharge charging stations installed along long-distance roads in Italy and Austria

ROME, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel has installed 130 Fast Recharge charging stations, equal to 260 recharging points, which are now operating along the long-distance roads of Italy and Austria as part of the EVA+ project (Electric Vehicles Arteries). Operational in … Read the full press release

New research: Light pollution significantly alters moth activity disrupting their role as pollinators

YORK, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Switching off street lights in the middle of the night to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on nocturnal pollinators, according to new research. Lead author of the study, Dr Callum Macgregor, from the Department … Read the full press release

Eneco acquires minority interest in a company based in Amsterdam that improves the sustainability of existing homes

ROTTERDAM/ AMSTERDAM, 18-jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eneco has acquired a minority interest in Energie in Huis, an Amsterdam-based company that improves the sustainability of existing homes. The companies also enter into a partnership that will give Eneco customers access to the … Read the full press release

La demanda de gas natural en España bate récord: 16 de enero, los 1.540 GWh, la cifra más alta desde el 5 diciembre de 2017

El consumo de gas natural en España alcanza los 1.540 GWh, el valor más alto desde 2017 Este récord se debe principalmente a los efectos de las bajas temperaturas y a una alta demanda de gas natural para generación de electricidad, … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric opens submissions for its annual global student contest Go Green in the City

Now in its 9th year, Go Green is one of the biggest global student competitions for engineering and business students worldwide Student finalists with bold ideas will be invited to Schneider Electric’s Global Innovation Summit Barcelona 2019 RUEIL-MALMAISON, 16-Jan-2019 — … Read the full press release

juwi reaches the mark of 1,000 wind turbines onshore with the construction of Mohlis (Thuringia) plant

WÖRRSTADT, Germany, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The project marks an extraordinary milestone in the more than 22-year history of the manufacturer-independent project developer for wind and solar parks. With the construction of the four wind turbines in Thuringia, juwi is one … Read the full press release

Sixteen European companies join forces to push forward the development of sustainable finance

PARIS, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — One year after the Paris Green Bond Pledge, published to mark 2017 Climate Finance Day, sixteen European companies (EDF, EDP, ENEL, ENGIE, Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane, Iberdrola, Icade, Ørsted, RATP, SNCF Réseau, Société du Grand Paris, … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to build the connection and the transmission of electricity between its 700 MW wind farm and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform

STOCKHOLM, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the construction of an offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms. The agreements concern the realisation of … Read the full press release

ENGIE’s Rassembleurs d’Energies fund invested in 2 companies specialized in clean cooking and last mile distribution of solar appliances in rural India

La Défense, France, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — During the last quarter 2018, ENGIE’s Rassembleurs d’Energies fund invested in 2 companies specialized respectively in clean cooking worldwide and in last mile distribution of solar appliances in rural India. Anne Chassagnette, CEO of … Read the full press release

Short stories on successful energy transition technologies to educate EU citizens about the European energy system of the future

BRUSSELS, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) is launching a series of short stories on successful energy transition technologies to inform citizens and facilitate their involvement in the European energy system of the … Read the full press release

Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company selects Abengoa for the design, construction, operation and maintenance for 10 years of two wastewater treatment plants in Central India

They have the capacity to treat almost 10,000 m3/d of wastewater. The total value of both projects is around 10 M€. SEVILLE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the … Read the full press release

World’s first 5G data video call over 600 MHz including successful uplink and downlink communication carried out on a live commercial network

The achievement marks another milestone for Ericsson and T-Mobile on the road to offering commercial 5G services throughout the US. STOCKHOLM, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The first 5G data video call over 600 MHz included successful uplink and downlink communication and … Read the full press release

Swissgrid acquires additional transmission grid systems for CHF 10.0 million

Aarau, Switzerland, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — With the entry in the commercial register on 3 January 2019, Swissgrid has taken over additional facilities belonging to the transmission grid. At the same time, additional share capital was recorded in the commercial register, as … Read the full press release

ZF unveils the latest model of its automotive supercomputer ZF ProAI

ZF ProAI RoboThink is the most powerful AI-capable processing system in the automotive field ZF’s modular and scalable ProAI product family accommodates various software stacks and processors for automated driving ZF introduces its own software stack designed for new mobility … Read the full press release

Personnel and structural changes at management level at TSCNET shareholder TenneT

MUNICH, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On 1 January 2019, personnel and structural changes at management level took effect at TSCNET shareholder TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO). To begin with, Managing Director Lex Hartman resigns from the Executive Boards of TenneT … Read the full press release

Birmingham is the home of British Gas’ 6 millionth smart meter

British Gas has installed 6 million smart meters in homes and offered smart meters to all eligible customers British Gas is leading the smart meter roll out with more installed than any other supplier, despite slower take-up than the government … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom installed around 60,000 kilometers of optical fiber in 2018

Some 60,000 kilometers of optical fiber installed 1,300 mobile base stations built Preparations for large-scale FTTH and 5G rollout underway BONN, 28-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The discussion on broadband expansion in Germany heated up more than ever this year. As the debates raged, the Technology … Read the full press release

Iberdrola installed 10.7 million digital meters in Spain to digitise its distribution network

As a result of the Star project, with an investment of €2 billion, 10.7 million digital meters have been installed and provide remote management and automation capabilities to 90,000 transformation centres BILBAO, 28-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Iberdrola has completed the process … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim awarded infrastructure contracts by the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Jona, Switzerland, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim has been awarded infrastructure contracts worth over CAD 100 million as part of a major highway improvement project in Vancouver, Canada. The Highway 1 area is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for … Read the full press release

CAF Rail Australia: Great River City Light Rail consortium awarded Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project

Beasain, Spain, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF has been awarded the Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project (Stage 1), as part of the Great River City Light Rail consortium, including CAF Rail Australia and Transdev Australasia. … Read the full press release