Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

DNV to Certify Ørsted and PGE’s Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Poland

(IN BRIEF) DNV has secured a contract from Ørsted and PGE to certify the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm located in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. This project plays a crucial role in Poland’s transition to green energy, … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and CDP Real Asset SGR Partner to Allocate €300 Million for Social Housing in Italy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), a part of the EIB Group, has joined forces with CDP Real Asset SGR, a subsidiary of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, to allocate €300 million towards social housing programs in Italy. This groundbreaking … Read the full press release

EIB Commits €250 Million for Second Rail Track in Slovenia to Boost Transport Network

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €250 million loan agreement with 2TDK Družba za razvoj projekta d.o.o (2TDK) to support the construction of a second rail track in Slovenia, a vital component of the Baltic-Adriatic-Mediterranean Trans-European … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain Strengthens Construction Chemicals Portfolio with Acquisition of Menkol Industries in India

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain has announced its acquisition of Menkol Industries Private Limited, a prominent Indian manufacturer specializing in high-value waterproofing systems. This strategic move enhances Saint-Gobain’s position in the Construction Chemicals sector, focusing on specialty building materials within the dynamic … Read the full press release

British Homes Lack Energy Efficiency Clarity, Reveals New Research by British Gas

(IN BRIEF) New research conducted by British Gas has unveiled confusion among British homeowners when it comes to addressing energy efficiency in their homes, especially as colder months approach. Only 42% of Brits believe their homes are energy efficient, and … Read the full press release

Partnership of North Cumbria NHS Trust, GRAHAM, and CCL Solutions Wins Award for Collaborative Healthcare Projects

(IN BRIEF) The North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, GRAHAM, and CCL Solutions have been honored with the ICW Collaborative Working Award for their successful collaboration in delivering critical healthcare construction projects. This partnership, which implemented ISO44001 collaborative practices, … Read the full press release

AFRY Chosen as General Designer for Prague’s Savarin Palace Redevelopment Project

(IN BRIEF) Crestyl Group has selected AFRY as the general designer for the Savarin Palace complex, a prominent urban development endeavor in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic. This project involves the revitalization of a historical area and has been … Read the full press release

€500 Million Investment to Boost Sustainable Rail Travel in Italy

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move towards promoting sustainable mobility, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €500 million to Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (FS) to enhance rail services in Italy’s Campania and Lazio regions. This partnership aims to … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Collaborates with Sfilacciatura Negro for New Textile Recycling Line in Italy

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has successfully initiated operations for a new textile recycling line at Sfilacciatura Negro’s facility in Biella, Italy. This state-of-the-art tearing line is designed to process post-consumer textile waste while automatically removing hard parts. Sfilacciatura Negro, with a … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp and REA Discuss Solar Power’s Role in a People-Centric and Nature-Friendly Energy Transition at COP28

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp and the UK’s Renewable Energy Association (REA) convened a high-level roundtable discussion during COP28, focusing on the role of solar power in facilitating an energy transition that prioritizes both people and nature. With 117 nations aiming … Read the full press release

NatWest and BCG Report Highlights £900 Billion Investment Requirement for UK’s Net Zero Energy Supply

NatWest Survey: UK Regional Business Activity Slows in July 2023, Employment Holds Steady while Inflation Trends Vary

(IN BRIEF) NatWest and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have released a report emphasizing the substantial financial investment needed to achieve a net-zero energy supply in the UK by 2050, estimating the capital expenditure requirement at over £900 billion. This investment … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and Qualcomm Pioneer Next-Generation Emergency Call System for Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and cetecom advanced are leading the charge in modernizing the mobile network infrastructure for automatic emergency call systems in vehicles. While eCall systems have been mandatory in new vehicle models since April 2018, … Read the full press release

Arcadis Ost 1 Wind Farm Powers Up, Adding 250 MW of Renewable Energy to German Grid

(IN BRIEF) The Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm, situated off the coast of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, has commenced full capacity operation, contributing 250 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the German electricity transmission system. The wind farm operator, … Read the full press release

EDF’s Port-Est Power Plant Achieves 100% Renewable Energy with Liquid Biomass Conversion

(IN BRIEF) EDF Group’s subsidiary, EDF Production Energie Insulaire (PEI), has converted its bioenergy power plant at Port-Est in Reunion Island to operate on liquid biomass made from rapeseed oil, making it fully renewable and contributing to the region’s aim … Read the full press release

Symbio Inaugurates Europe’s Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gigafactory to Accelerate Hydrogen Mobility

(IN BRIEF) Symbio, a joint venture between Forvia, Michelin, and Stellantis, has inaugurated its first gigafactory called SymphonHy in Saint-Fons, France. This gigafactory is Europe’s largest integrated site producing hydrogen fuel cells and is part of the HyMotive project, a … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and BASF Forge Green Partnership for German Offshore Wind Farms

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall and BASF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind farm projects in the German North Sea. BASF is set to acquire a 49% stake in these projects, which … Read the full press release

Ministry of Defence and Eni Forge Stronger Alliance to Safeguard Italy’s Security and Foster Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The Ministry of Defence and Eni, an Italian energy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Rome to enhance their strategic collaboration on security and risk assessment. The agreement involves sharing expertise and information to bolster … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Signs Investment Agreement for Largest Wind Energy Project in Kazakhstan

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has signed an Agreement on Investment (AoI) for its Mirny project during COP28 in Dubai. This project, the largest wind energy initiative ever undertaken in Kazakhstan, will provide low-carbon electricity to over 1 million people and reduce … Read the full press release

EBRD to Include Climate Resilient Debt Clauses in Loan Agreements for Vulnerable Countries

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced the inclusion of climate resilient debt clauses (CRDC) in new loan agreements with sovereign, sovereign-guaranteed, and municipal clients from lower-middle-income countries where it operates. These CRDCs will allow … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Commits EUR 100 Million to Aqaba Amman Desalination and Water Conveyance Project in Jordan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced an additional EUR 100 million investment for the Aqaba Amman Desalination and Water Conveyance project in Jordan. This project aims to desalinate water from the Red Sea and transport it to … Read the full press release

EIB and Ørsted Sign €400 Million Agreement to Boost Renewable Energy in Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Ørsted have inked a €400 million framework loan agreement to support the expansion of wind energy production, in alignment with the RePowerEU initiative’s objectives. This marks their fifteenth joint project, reflecting Ørsted’s … Read the full press release

Molgas Announces Leadership Changes: Sofoklis Papanikolaou Appointed CEO, Fernando Sarasola as Executive Chairman

(IN BRIEF) Molgas, a prominent player in downstream LNG and Renewable Gas supply and distribution in Western Europe, has announced key leadership changes. Fernando Sarasola, who has served as CEO since 2008, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut’s Sweet Success: One Year of Chocolate Manufacturing in Casablanca, Morocco

(IN BRIEF) Barry Callebaut, a prominent chocolate manufacturer, has celebrated the one-year anniversary of its chocolate and compound factory in Casablanca, Morocco. The factory, established in partnership with Attelli SARL, has become a hub for manufacturing excellence and innovation in … Read the full press release

Ørsted’s Historic Carbon Capture Project in Denmark Takes Flight

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted has commenced construction on two carbon capture facilities at the Asnæs Power Station and Avedøre Power Station in Denmark, marking the country’s inaugural full-scale carbon capture endeavor. This project, backed by a 20-year contract from the Danish … Read the full press release

KPN Expands Fiber Network Coverage with Acquisition of Kabeltex

(IN BRIEF) On November 30, 2023, KPN finalized its acquisition of Kabeltex, a company owning fiber networks and functioning as an internet service provider in Texel and the northern region of North Holland. Kabeltex boasts full fiber coverage on Texel … Read the full press release

Vestas and DTEK Collaborate to Expand Tyligulska Wind Project in Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move during COP28, Vestas and DTEK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance the second phase of the Tyligulska wind project in southern Ukraine. This MOU outlines their intention to develop an additional … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Successfully Launches Cutting-Edge Fiberline and Lime Kiln Plant in China

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully initiated operations at a cutting-edge fiberline and lime kiln plant located within Nanning Sun Paper’s pulp and paper mill in Guangxi Province, China. This achievement marks a significant milestone for the project, … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures 46 MW Repowering Order for Eurus Kamaishi Wind Farm in Japan

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received a repowering order from Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation for the Eurus Kamaishi Wind Farm in Japan’s Iwate prefecture. The 46 MW order includes the supply and installation supervision of 11 … Read the full press release

TenneT Receives 47 Responses to Draft Investment Plans 2024-2033

(IN BRIEF) Dutch grid manager TenneT has collected 47 responses from stakeholders regarding its draft investment plans for the period 2024-2033, which were made public on November 1. These investment plans outline the expansion and replacement projects for both onshore … Read the full press release

RWE Partners with Masdar for UK Offshore Wind Project in Commitment to Clean Energy

(IN BRIEF) RWE has entered into an agreement with Masdar, a clean energy leader, to collaborate on the UK Dogger Bank South (DBS) offshore wind development projects. Masdar will acquire a 49% stake in the projects, while RWE will retain … Read the full press release

Logicor’s Flagship Redevelopment of Logicor Park Daventry Achieves Construction Milestone

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent European logistics real estate owner, manager, and developer, has achieved a significant construction milestone in the redevelopment of its flagship UK scheme, Logicor Park Daventry. Acquired in 2021, the site is being transformed into three … Read the full press release

EIB Launches EU4Business Guarantee Facility to Boost SME Financing in Eastern Partnership Countries

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has introduced the EU4Business Guarantee Facility, in collaboration with the European Investment Fund, aimed at supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Eastern Partnership countries, including Armenia. This initiative provides partial portfolio … Read the full press release

RWE’s Kårehamn Offshore Wind Farm Celebrates 10 Years of Reliable Green Energy Generation

(IN BRIEF) RWE’s Swedish offshore wind farm, Kårehamn, located in the Baltic Sea near the Island of Öland, has marked a decade of successful operation since its commissioning in October 2013. This offshore wind facility consists of 16 turbines, each … Read the full press release

FlagshipONE: Ørsted’s Carbon-Neutral Shipping Initiative Secures EU-Catalyst Partnership Support at COP28

(IN BRIEF) At COP28, Ørsted announced that its FlagshipONE project, Europe’s largest e-methanol plant, has received support from the EU-Catalyst Partnership, including the European Commission, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and the European Investment Bank. This partnership will aid in advancing carbon-neutral … Read the full press release

Leading Institutions Join VINCI in Fourth Cycle of Environmental Research

(IN BRIEF) VINCI, in partnership with AgroParisTech, Mines Paris-PSL, and École des Ponts ParisTech, has renewed its commitment to environmental research with a budget of €6 million until 2028. The collaboration aims to address key environmental challenges, including energy efficiency … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures $106M Contract to Construct North Carolina State University’s State-of-the-Art Integrative Sciences Building

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, a leading construction company, has announced a new contract agreement with North Carolina State University for the construction of a cutting-edge integrative sciences building in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. This project, valued at USD 106 million (approximately … Read the full press release

Green Energy Initiative: Iberdrola and bp pulse’s €1 Billion Plan for High-Speed EV Charging Across Iberia

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola and bp pulse have officially launched their joint venture, aiming to create an extensive high-speed electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Iberia. The venture plans to invest €1 billion and deploy 5,000 charging points in Spain and … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures 203 MW Wind Turbine Order for Unnamed US Wind Project

(IN BRIEF) Renewable energy company Vestas has recently received a substantial order for 45 V163-4.5 MW wind turbines, totaling 203 MW in capacity, for an undisclosed wind project in the United States. The order encompasses the supply, delivery, and commissioning … Read the full press release

EBRD’s Renewable Energy Programme Fuels Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Power

(IN BRIEF) The power sector is undergoing a vital transformation to meet climate goals by shifting towards carbon-free electricity production. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is actively contributing to this transition through its Renewable Energy Programme, particularly … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp to Scale Up with Full Ownership by bp

(IN BRIEF) bp is acquiring the remaining 50.03% stake in Lightsource bp, a leading utility-scale solar and battery storage developer and operator. This strategic move aims to enhance Lightsource bp’s growth and leverage bp’s complementary capabilities in finance and trading. … Read the full press release