Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

British Gas to implement seven actions to transform UK’s domestic energy market

WINDSOR, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 Nov 2017) we are taking some big steps to transform the UK’s domestic energy market and give customers a fairer, simpler deal and lower bills. This goal is within our reach. But we can’t … Read the full press release

Finalization of EDF-PGE asset disposal

PARIS, 16-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the 13th November, 2017, EDF has finalized the disposal of EDF Polska assets (heat and electricity cogeneration and electricity generation)1 to PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA2 . This announcement is consecutive to the fulfillment of all regulatory approvals … Read the full press release

RenewableUK’s Hugh McNeal on MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s new facility at Fawley: powerful symbol of UK’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy

LONDON, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — RenewableUK is highlighting today’s announcement by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind that it is opening a new plant at Fawley in Hampshire – on the site of a decommissioned oil-fired power station. The company is already manufacturing … Read the full press release

EBRD supported Yereymentau Wind Farm in Kazakhstan registered as domestic carbon credit project under the country’s emissions trading system (ETS)

Bank-supported Yereymentau project first under emissions trading system LONDON, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Yereymentau Wind Farm in Kazakhstan, a long-standing partner of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, has been registered as a domestic carbon credit project under the … Read the full press release

EBRD opens news office in in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; US$ 120 million for new projects

Bank opens office in Tashkent and provides US$ 120 million for new projects LONDON, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the launch of a broad reform programme in Uzbekistan, the EBRD is taking its engagement with the Central Asian country to a new … Read the full press release

EBRD: joint programme to support energy efficiency investment in the residential housing sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bank and partners step up energy investment in residential housing sector LONDON, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD, the European Union (EU) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance have launched a joint programme to support energy efficiency investment in the residential housing sector in Bosnia … Read the full press release

SACE guarantees EUR100 million loan in favor of the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM)

ROME/ISTANBUL, 08-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SACE has guaranteed a € 100 million loan, issued by Intesa Sanpaolo Group and ING Bank A.Ş., in favor of the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), the largest of the 30 metropolitan municipalities and main economic and financial center of Turkey. The … Read the full press release

Enagás: La demanda de gas natural en España hasta alcanzar aproximadamente los 29.300 GWh en octubre

La demanda nacional de gas natural ha aumentado más de un 9% en lo que va de año MADRID, 02-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — La demanda nacional de gas natural cierra octubre con un crecimiento de en torno el 8% respecto al … Read the full press release

CW Group awards Wärtsilä the provision of 2.4 MW/2.4MWh energy storage system (ESS) test bed for Singapore’s Energy Market Authority and SP Group

HELSINKI, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä announced today that CW Group has awarded it the provision of a 2.4 MW/2.4MWh energy storage system (ESS) test bed for Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA), a statutory board under the Ministry … Read the full press release

OHL’s subsidiary Judlau won 33 million euros contract for projects in Chicago, Illinois

MADRID, 24-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OHL has been awarded two new projects in Chicago, Illinois (USA), through its subsidiary Judlau, with a joint value of 33 million euros (US$ 36.7 million). The first contract is valued at 17.5 million euros (US$ … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti to outline bank’s climate finance goals at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings

Climate funding takes 45 per cent share of total investment so far in 2017 LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Sir Suma Chakrabarti, will outline the Bank’s rapid progress towards meeting ambitious … Read the full press release

Destatis: Einnahmenrekord im öffentlichen Personennahverkehr im Jahr 2016

WIESBADEN, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Die Beförderungseinnahmen aus dem öffentlichen Personennahverkehr (ÖPNV) mit Eisenbahnen, Straßenbahnen und Omnibussen haben im Jahr 2016 mit 17,50 Milliarden Euro einen neuen Höchststand erreicht. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt weiter mitteilt, waren dies nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen 2,3 % mehr … Read the full press release

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) opens office in Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria team will have major focus on development of small enterprises LONDON, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has stepped up its support for the economic development of Egypt, with the opening of an office in … Read the full press release

Hilde Tonne will leave the Board of Vattenfall

STOCKHOLM, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hilde Tonne has accepted the chairmanship of the Norwegian grid company Hafslund AS. To avoid possible conflicts of interest she has announced that she now will leave the Board of Vattenfall. Hilde Tonne has been a … Read the full press release

Vattenfall acquires additional 32 turbines in Wieringermeer wind farm

STOCKHOLM, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall has increased its ownership in Wieringermeer wind farm with the acquisition of an additional 32 turbines in what will be the largest windfarm on the Dutch mainland. Vattenfall will own a total of 82 wind … Read the full press release

Vattenfall opens the largest onshore wind farm

STOCKHOLM, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2017-09-28), Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm, Pen y Cymoedd in Wales, is inaugurated. This means that Vattenfall takes one more step towards supplying climate-smart solutions to its customers. And by co-locating renewable energy production with … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS signs EPC contract with General Electricity Company of Libya for new power plant in Tobruk, Libya

ATHENS, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An agreement to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a new power plant in Tobruk, Libya, has been signed between MYTILINEOS and the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL). The signing of … Read the full press release

Professor Tom Crick to join Glas Cymru Board as a Non-Executive Director

Nelson, Wales, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Glas Cymru, which owns Welsh Water, has today confirmed that Professor Tom Crick is to join its Board as a Non-Executive Director, succeeding Professor Stephen Palmer who is retiring from the Board at the end of … Read the full press release

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