Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Alise joint venture wins €71 million contract to comprehensively implement the electrical architecture of Grand Paris Express Line 15 South

Comprehensive implementation of the line’s electrical architecture Contract value: €71 million Rueil-Malmaison Cedex – France, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alise joint venture led by VINCI Energies via its subsidiary SDEL Transport Grands Projets, in partnership with Eiffage Énergie Systèmes (50/50), … Read the full press release

Terna completes the construction of the new high-voltage electricity line in Rio Grande do Sul in Southeastern Brazil

The construction of the “Santa Maria 3 – Santo Angelo 2” line, the 158-kilometre long infrastructure in Rio Grande do Sul, is completed two months early This project is strategic for integrating clean energy into the national electricity grid ROME, … Read the full press release

New location for the AWS Direct Connect service is now available in The Netherlands at Interxion’s Schiphol Campus

AMSTERDAM, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that a new location for the AWS Direct Connect service is now available in The Netherlands at … Read the full press release

Centrica report shows how new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target by 2030 for the healthcare and hospitality industries

The ‘Powering Sustainability’ report highlights the opportunities for distributed energy technologies. WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today released a new report which shows that new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target … Read the full press release

Direct Energy Business expands operations and customer footprint with the acquisition of retail electricity business of Source Power & Gas LLC

WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Direct Energy Business, a subsidiary of Centrica plc, announced today an agreement to purchase the retail electricity business of Source Power & Gas LLC, a wholly owned indirect U.S. subsidiary of Australian power company ERM Power … Read the full press release

ENGIE to help develop a 100% low-emission public transportation system in Santiago de Chile

La Défense, France, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE was awarded a contract to provide Santiago de Chile’s public transportation system with an integrated offer comprising: leasing of 100 electric buses, installation and maintenance of the related electric charging infrastructure supplied … Read the full press release

Ferrovial and Enagás to jointly explore opportunities in biogas production and distribution

The companies will analyze opportunities to promote, develop and operate biogas plants. This alliance stems from Ferrovial’s strategy to develop waste-to-energy businesses under a circular economy model. The agreement is part of Enagás’s commitment to the development of non-electric renewable … Read the full press release

EDF to invest in GIBB Power an engineering specialist in the energy sector

LONDON, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF, world’s leading electricity company, and GIBB, a major engineering player in Africa signed agreements for EDF to invest in GIBB Power, a subsidiary company of GIBB Engineering and Architecture specialising in engineering in the … Read the full press release

EBRD launched its new strategy for the agribusiness sector

Responsible, sustainable and innovative approach for the next five years EBRD the most active multilateral institution in agribusiness in its regions EBRD investment in the agribusiness sector to date exceeds €6.7 billion LONDON, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Addressing the growing challenges … Read the full press release

EBRD invests €40 million under the EBRD Slovak Covered Bonds Framework

EBRD invests in covered bonds by local lender Slovenská sporiteľňa EBRD supports drafting of new legislation for bonds in cooperation with Slovak authorities Rating agency Moody’s rates programme Aaa LONDON, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The development of the capital market in … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Siemens to further improve road safety especially at crossroads

From classic vehicle safety to cooperative road safety Thanks to WLANp, Car2X vehicles will be able to communicate with traffic lights in future Precise environmental information at crossroads improves safety for all road users WOLFSBURG, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen and … Read the full press release

Iberdrola expects to increase its renewable generation in the United States to around 10,000 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2022

Bilbao, Spain, 28-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, has made some statements to journalist Scott DiSavino from Reuters regarding his attendance at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 being held in New York. Galán said the company expects to spend … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU support first Moroccan business under Value Chain and Competitiveness Programme in Morocco

EBRD and EU support first Moroccan business under Value Chain and Competitiveness Programme in Morocco FINTECC programme to optimise the resources of Multisac Company to receive technical assistance through Blue Ribbon programme. LONDON, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting the development of the packaging … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce announces first UK agreement to deliver MTU hybrid drive system

Hybrid system enables quieter, more fuel efficient and zero-emission train operations After a pilot programme in 2020, Porterbrook plans to offer customers HybridFLEX trains West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce and Porterbrook, the UK’s largest owner of passenger rolling stock, … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce and Irish Rail to jointly pioneer the use of MTU hybrid rail drives on the Irish railway network

Memorandum of Understanding for supply of at least nine MTU Hybrid PowerPacks from 2021 Plan to convert entire Class 22000 fleet pending successful trials Fuel savings of up to 33% West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce and Iarnród Éireann Irish … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group to drive the future deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems

The Volkswagen Group presents a wide spectrum of urban mobility solutions at the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Copenhagen Shaping the urban mobility of the future as a joint task: Volkswagen Group as a strong partner for … Read the full press release

New three-level road jointly financed by EBRD and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank opened in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Modern road interchange opened in Dushanbe Tajik President attends ceremony New road part of wider regional investment project LONDON, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The population of the Tajik capital Dushanbe will benefit from short travel times and state-of-the-art transport solutions following … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom increases internet connection speeds to up to 250 Mbit/s for 3,315,000 lines

Deutsche Telekom ups internet speeds in thousands of cities and communities Network modernization boosts broadband Check the speed of your own line at telekom.de/schneller BONN, 07-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom is building faster internet connections for millions of customers. Over the last … Read the full press release

ENGIE wins 25 photovoltaic projects in France, nearly 230 MW out of the 720 MW awarded

LA DÉFENSE, France, 07-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the fourth session of the fourth call for solar tenders organised by the Energy regulatory commission, “CRE 4-4”, ENGIE, through its ENGIE Green, LANGA and Compagnie Nationale du Rhône subsidiaries, has won … Read the full press release

80% Satisfaction Rate in Europe for Customer Data Platform Early Adopters

AMSTERDAM, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European companies that have deployed Customer Data Platforms are highly satisfied with their systems, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe (CDPIE). The survey found that the CDP was delivering “significant … Read the full press release

Two partner projects @CITY and @CITY-AF aim to develop concepts, technologies and prototype applications to enable automated driving in complex urban areas

@CITY initiative researches and tests automated driving functions for urban traffic Development of intelligent technologies for greater safety, convenience and more efficient use of existing transport infrastructure Leading German companies, research organisations and the German government are investing around 45 … Read the full press release

Snam to explore possible opportunities for collaboration with China’s State Grid International Development (SGID)

BEIJING, China, 28-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Snam signed a memorandum of understanding today with State Grid International Development (SGID), wholly-owned by State Grid Corporation of China, the world’s largest energy utility, to examine a range of possible opportunities for collaboration, … Read the full press release

DNV GL issues the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic (PV) power plants to CLP India’s Veltoor Solar Power Project in Telangana, India

TELANGANA, India, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic (PV) power plants to CLP India’s Veltoor Solar Power Project in Telangana, India. The project is owned by SE solar Ltd (SPV of Suzlon Energy … Read the full press release

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind signs conditional agreement for the Moray East offshore project in the UK

AARHUS, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a conditional agreement for the Moray East offshore project in the UK. The project is to be delivered by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and will not enter into the order … Read the full press release

KfW signs EUR 200 million loan agreement with Rural Electrification Corporate Limited for developing the power supply in rural India

Credit line for EUR 200 million Increased energy generation capacity based on solar and wind power Additional power supply for over 270,000 Indian homes Improved environmental and social standards Frankfurt am Main, 16-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On behalf of the German … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce will work with ABP and Svitzer on digitization and Ship Intelligence solutions

LONDON, 16-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading port operator, and global towage operator Svitzer, to develop the next generation of technologies which will keep Britain trading. The agreement means that … Read the full press release

EBRD invests EUR 100 million in a new seven-year €550 million bond issue by the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH)

EBRD invests €100 million in new bond issue of Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) BEH to refinance its 2013 issue and continue supporting liberalisation of electricity sector Largest corporate bond with longest tenor will deepen capital market LONDON, 15-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Iberdrola: The ‘Andalusia II’ substation began its sea crossing from the shipyard in Puerto Real (Cádiz) to the East Anglia One offshore wind farm

It will be installed in the biggest offshore wind project currently being developed in the world The biggest alternating current (AC) offshore substation ever built will cover 1,333 nautical miles (2,468 km) in around one week travelling to the wind … Read the full press release

Brett Martin now procuring renewable electricity from a solar installation funded and developed by Lightsource BP

LONDON, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Brett Martin, one of NI’s most successful independent manufacturing companies announced that they are now procuring renewable electricity from a solar installation funded and developed by Lightsource BP, a global leader in the solar industry. Lightsource … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and 1NCE: Europe’s first data flat rate for the Internet of Things (IoT) is now available online

Deutsche Telekom and 1NCE launch a new prepaid offering for business customers The Internet of Things: price models involving a one-off payment to reduce operating costs SIM cards can now be ordered at the 1NCE webshop BONN, 08-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release