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Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Siemens Mobility’s new tram Avenio M begins service on new Line 2 in Ulm, Germany

All twelve trams handed over to SWU Verkehr GmbH First series service for multi-articulated Avenio M First Avenio fleet with “Siemens Tram Assistant” collision warning system MUNICH, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Avenio M from Siemens Mobility has begun service … Read the full press release

Lane of Salini Impregilo Group won two highway contracts in North Carolina

MILAN, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lane of Salini Impregilo Group has won two highway contracts in North Carolina worth a combined $460 million as the Group continues to affirm its expertise and expand its presence in the United States, its single … Read the full press release

Ericsson Microwave Outlook: higher capacity microwave backhaul becomes even more important to ensure high-quality mobile broadband

STOCKHOLM, 07-12-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With 5G bringing in new possibilities for operators across the globe, a higher capacity microwave backhaul becomes even more important to ensure high-quality mobile broadband. This year’s Ericsson Microwave Outlook report discusses how this demand can be met with … Read the full press release

EBRD seeks to increase the volume of green financing to 40 per cent of EBRD annual investment by 2020

Development finance institutions share their experience at COP24 LONDON, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Climate change impacts are high on the international agenda. From severe wildfires in California and Greece to devastating floods in Kerala, these impacts have dominated headlines this year. Both … Read the full press release

EBRD to finance key urban projects in Romania’s Craiova

€15 million loan to the city of Craiova The city to buy environmentally friendly buses and improve energy efficiency of public buildings EBRD to help Craiova develop an action plan to boost green infrastructure LONDON, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Some 300,000 … Read the full press release

Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) officially approved the electric multiple unit (EMU) trains built by Siemens Mobility for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX)

Service to begin when timetable changes on December 9, 2018 Federal Railway Authority approves operation of trains Approval granted punctually Increased capacity and passenger comfort MUNICH, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The electric multiple unit (EMU) trains built by Siemens Mobility for … Read the full press release

Siemens: Nemo Link connects the Belgian and the British power grid with a combination of subsea and underground cables

Nemo Link is the first transmission link between the two countries It enables transmission of 1,000 MW electricity using Siemens HVDC Plus technology Siemens built converter stations housing the state of the art HVDC equipment in both Herdersbrug (Belgium) and … Read the full press release

Seamade NV orders 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Project to utilize 58 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; 17-year Long Term Service agreement with logistics included SeaMade is the name of two combined offshore wind projects, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW) Clean energy … Read the full press release

CAF to present its new digital platform LeadMind at the Rolling Stock Maintenance 2018 summit in London

BEASAIN, Spain, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF will take part in the next Rolling Stock Maintenance 2018 summit that will be held in London on December 4 and 5. This conference will present different practical case studies and experiences in saving … Read the full press release

WindEurope: EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency target aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The European Commission today called for the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its new decarbonisation strategy. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets put the bloc on track … Read the full press release

France to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030

France today revealed plans for the build-out of wind energy to 2030 in its multi-annual energy plan. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — France intends to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030. And … Read the full press release

SEAT and Snam partner to support the implementation of natural gas and renewable gas infrastructure, research and development projects

The strategic agreement aims at supporting the implementation of CNG and bio-CNG infrastructure and research and development projects SEAT is the brand with the most comprehensive CNG vehicle lineup in Europe Snam is a European leader in gas infrastructure and … Read the full press release

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial on final stages of construction and commissioning of Kathu Solar Park project with its successful synchronization to the grid

Synchronization to the grid is one of the last steps before the plant starts commercial operation reassuring Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) as an efficient solution in the renewable energy sector with its high efficiency and performance to deliver energy to … Read the full press release

ENGIE selected to design and manage the Smart Platform 2030, a data and 3D modelling platform for Île-de-France region

La Défense, France, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Île-de-France Regional Council has entrusted ENGIE with “designing, implementing and providing deployment support for a regional data and 3D modelling platform for the region and its ecosystem”. This call for tenders is part … Read the full press release

ENGIE appoints Gary Leibowitz as Director of Investor Relations and Finance for Global Business Lines

La Défense, France, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gary Leibowitz is appointed ENGIE Director of Investor Relations and Finance for Global Business Lines effective 1 December, 2018. In this newly-created position, Gary will report to Judith Hartmann, Chief Financial Officer and Group … Read the full press release

Germany: new digital platform to significantly increase the efficiency of grid-stabilising measures to avoid grid congestion

Digital procurement platform to reduce the number of wind turbine output in case of grid congestion Regional producers, consumers and storage facility operators offer system operators flexible use of their installations for system support Flexibility platform has price decreasing effect … Read the full press release

Nandita Parshad appointed Managing Director of EBRD’s newly consolidated Sustainable Infrastructure group

LONDON, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is bringing together its energy and infrastructure teams in a consolidated Sustainable Infrastructure group headed by Nandita Parshad as Managing Director. Ms Parshad is currently Managing Director for Energy and Natural Resources at the Bank and … Read the full press release

EBRD, the Global Concessional Finance Facility (GCFF) and the European Union (EU) will finance the sewerage system for 15 villages in the western part of the Irbid municipality in Jordan

With EU and GCFF support, the EBRD helps provide sanitation services for West Irbid LONDON, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Our journey to Jordan’s West Irbid, a municipality whose households, schools and businesses have never been connected to sewerage, starts where it should … Read the full press release

Five new programmes worth over EUR 141 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for the Sahel and Lake Chad region in Africa

BRUSSELS, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has adopted five new programmes worth over €141 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: “Our new EU programmes, worth €141 million, are particularly focusing … Read the full press release

Tangier-Casablanca high speed line inaugurates with high-speed trains supplied by Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom participates today in the inauguration of the Tangier-Casablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF). The line has been inaugurated by His … Read the full press release

KfW supports new project in enabling local population coexist with refugees peacefully in Cameroon

EUR 18.5 million for host municipalities Potential conflicts reduced Income and employment opportunities for refugees improved FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW has signed an agreement worth EUR 18.5 million with FEICOM (Fonds Spécial d´Equipement et d`Intervention Intercommunale), a … Read the full press release

Skanska commissioned by Skandrenting to build the ESS Campus in Lund, Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has been commissioned by Skandrenting, through wholly owned subsidiary SKR Spallation AB, to build the ESS Campus, which consists of offices, laboratories and workshops in Lund, Sweden. The agreement is worth approximately SEK 475 M, … Read the full press release

Skanska’s Capitol Tower office development in Houston, Texas, USA now 72% leased following major contract with Waste Management Inc.

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a 15-year lease with Waste Management Inc. for 284,000 square feet (26,384 square meters) for its corporate headquarters, at the Capitol Tower office development in Houston, Texas, USA. Waste Management, Inc. will take … Read the full press release

Amey Consulting lands multi-million pound contract to shape the future of roads across the North West

OXFORD, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A multi-million pound contract to shape the future of roads across the North West has been awarded to Amey Consulting. The Design Services contract for motorways and major A-roads in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and … Read the full press release

Telenor kicks off 5G trial in Kongsberg, Norway; the first in Scandinavia

Today (8 November 2018), Telenor Group launched the very first 5G pilot in Scandinavia. The pilot will serve as a testbed for the superfast fifth generation mobile network in Norway. Kongsberg, Norway, 12-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The pilot was launched during … Read the full press release

Hexagon AB to present its Smart X solutions for solving urban challenges at the Smart City Expo World Congress

STOCKHOLM, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, will demonstrate its Smart X solutions for solving urban challenges related to safety, infrastructure and mobility at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona from 13-15 November. … Read the full press release

NIB to finance investments in water supply and wastewater treatment in Tanum, Sweden

NIB and the municipality of Tanum have signed a 25-year loan facility of SEK 150 million (EUR 14.65 million) to finance investments in water supply and wastewater treatment. HELSINKI, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The long-term loan from NIB will co-finance projects … Read the full press release

SUEZ signs 9 contracts in Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Costa-Rica

PARIS, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ announces the signature of 19 contracts in Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Costa-Rica. These contracts are part of the Group’s development drive in Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 7% of its global … Read the full press release

E.ON is the first DAX company to invite Facebook users to an interactive live game on Saturday, November 3rd

E.ON is the first DAX company to use an interactive live format on Facebook Two teams, each with three prominent influencers, compete against each other at the “E.ON Power Games” in challenges about energy. DSDS-Star Sarah Lombardi and Jungle King … Read the full press release

Ferrovial appoints Alejandro de la Joya and Ignacio Gastón as CEOs of Cintra and Ferrovial Agroman

MADRID, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Ferrovial today appointed Alejandro de la Joya and Ignacio Gastón as CEOs of Cintra and Ferrovial Agroman, respectively. The two appointments are the result of Enrique Díaz-Rato stepping down as CEO … Read the full press release