Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Microsoft partners with Vattenfall to power the future datacenters in Sweden with 100 percent renewable energy

STOCKHOLM, 30-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Microsoft team up to power new Swedish datacenter locations with renewable energy that will reduce overall carbon footprint from the new datacenters. Microsoft’s future datacenters in Gävle and Sandviken, north of Stockholm will … Read the full press release

The city of Valladolid will deploy an intelligent mobility solution based on Kapsch’s EcoTrafiX™ software

VIENNA/MADRID, 27-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch Group‘s Kapsch TrafficCom will implement an intelligent mobility solution in the city of Valladolid in Spain. It will help the city get one step closer to becoming a smart city. The new system will … Read the full press release

Enel establishes its renewable footprint in Russia; Rostov region’s first-ever renewable project now under construction

ROME/ AZOV, 24-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel Green Power starts construction of the 90 MW Azov wind farm located in the Rostov region, Southern Russia. This is the Group’s first renewable project in Russia. The Azov wind farm, which is … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signs O&M agreement with Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind 1 fleet in Texas

ZAMUDIO, Spain, 22-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signs agreement with Pattern Energy for its 218-MW Panhandle Wind 1 facility which consist of 118 units of 1.85-87 MW GE wind turbines. The agreement covers four years of operations … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy cooperation: one step ahead in wind turbine technology developments

STOCKHOLM, 16-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to partner in the deployment of GE’s new wind turbine in Europe. Haliade-X is the largest offshore wind turbine on the market to date, with a capacity of 12MW. The … Read the full press release

ENTSO-E RD&I Monitoring Report 2018 looks into the progress of European TSO-related research development and innovation (RD&I) activities

BRUSSELS, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The new RD&I Monitoring Report 2018 by ENTSO-E has just been made publicly available. The paper looks into the progress of European TSO-related research development and innovation (RD&I) activities. Improving electricity network management, reducing carbon … Read the full press release

Cisco and Snam sign IIoT agreement

ROMA, 8-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Cisco and Snam will be joining forces to develop joint research, development and innovation initiatives in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sector and train future generations of digital professionals. In order to facilitate their … Read the full press release

Loan Agreement signed by Legion Finance Trade Limited and Triskata International for Installation of 680MW of Power Plant

PRAGUE, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Legion Finance Trade Limited Group signed a loan agreement in the aggregate amount of up to 897 million Euro on the 5th of May with Triskata International, a company incorporated in the Republic of … Read the full press release

Ericsson and Síminn to accelerate transition towards 5G and IoT in Iceland

STOCKHOLM, 2-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ericsson and Síminn (Iceland Telecom) team up to accelerate the move towards 5G through a core network and radio access modernization partnership. Síminn will modernize and expand its radio network and continue to deploy the … Read the full press release

Ericsson and China Telecom strengthen strategic partnership

STOCKHOLM, 1-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ericsson and China Telecom to accelerate the development of commercial 5G and promote 5G technological innovation. The new 5G Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at China Unicom’s 5G Innovation and Cooperation Conference in Shenzhen, … Read the full press release

VINCI Construction Grands Projets led consortium wins €200 million worth contract for a wastewater treatment plant in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City

PARIS, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Construction Grands Projets (50% share and lead contractor) and Acciona Agua S.A. (50%) consortium won contract for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of phase 1 for the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe wastewater treatment plant … Read the full press release