Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

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A new career guide launched for young people looking for a career in the clean energy sector

LONDON, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A new guide aimed at students, school leavers and sixth-formers looking for a career in the clean energy sector is being unveiled today at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind conference and exhibition in Manchester – the largest event … Read the full press release

Vattenfall starts construction of its largest wind farm in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction of the Blakliden/Fäbodberget wind farm in the Åsele and Lycksele municipalities is now starting. The wind farm cluster will have a total of 84 turbines and, when operational in 2021/2022, it will be one of … Read the full press release

YIT and Are team up to construct the Soukka station on the West Metro line in Espoo, Finland

HELSINKI, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A consortium formed by YIT and Are and Länsimetro Oy have signed an agreement on the construction of the Soukka station on the West Metro line in Espoo, Finland. The value of the contract is … Read the full press release

Skanska sold combined retirement home and rental apartments for senior citizens in Älvängen, Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has sold a combined retirement home and rental apartments for senior citizens in Älvängen, Sweden, for an underlying property value of about SEK 310 M. The buyer is Rikshem. The project is developed by … Read the full press release

Eneco Group to undergo orgnisational change in three strategic areas: sustainable energy, energy supply and innovative services

ROTTERDAM, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eneco Group has started a change process with the aim to achieve further growth in three strategic areas: sustainable energy, energy supply and innovative services. This process will continue until the end of 2019 and includes … Read the full press release

INTER RAO Export LLC awards Pöyry with the assignment for technical audit services provision for the project of the construction of four power units in Cuba

Vantaa, Finland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INTER RAO Export LLC, a leading Russian energy company acting as an EPCM Contractor in a number of large international projects, has awarded Pöyry with the assignment for technical audit services provision for the project of … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy opens its nacelle plant in Cuxhaven, the largest production facility of its kind in Germany

Cuxhaven plant is an elementary component of Siemens Gamesa’s state-of-the-art offshore logistics concept and strengthens the company’s technological leadership Siemens Gamesa invests around 200 million euros; the plant will create around 850 jobs in 2018 Germany’s most modern and largest … Read the full press release

KeolisAmey unveils plans for the Wales and Borders rail network and the development of the South Wales Metro in partnership with Transport for Wales

OXFORD, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KeolisAmey today unveiled bold plans for the Wales and Borders rail network and the development of the South Wales Metro working in partnership with Transport for Wales (TfW). The announcement came as the Welsh Government … Read the full press release

Thales wins contract for the Laser Beam Transportation System in partnership with SEIV and Alsyom

Thales has won the €19.8 million contract for the Laser Beam Transportation System in partnership with SEIV and Alsyom, subsidiaries of the Alcen Group based in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region in France. Thales has been developing the world’s most powerful … Read the full press release

Thales awarded two contracts by the Polish national infrastructure manager Polskie Linie Kolejowe for E20 Kunowice-Terespol and E30 Kraków-Rzeszów lines

Contracts worth €182 million to implement ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 on two lines Development will cover 785 km of rail systems, 41 stations and 7 Local Control Centres Speed of passenger trains to increase to 160 km/h La Défense, France, 06-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

EY Power transactions and trends Q1 2018: power and utilities deals reach all-time quarter high

Power and utilities deal value hits all-time quarter high of US$97b in Q1 2018 71% of sector executives expect to see a rise in deal activity within the next year Almost half (49%) of all sector deals announced in Q1 … Read the full press release

Snam completes acquisition of an 82% controlling stake in TEP Energy Solution following antitrust clearance

San Donato Milanese (Milan), 02-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following antitrust clearance, Snam completed today the acquisition of an 82% controlling stake in TEP Energy Solution (TEP), one of Italy’s leading enterprises in the energy efficiency sector, for a total consideration of … Read the full press release

Snam and BHGE to develop micro-liquefaction plants for sustainable mobility

Snam and BHGE enter into an agreement for the development of micro-liquefaction plants for sustainable mobility The collaboration will focus on the development of four small-scale liquefaction plants for natural gas and biomethane – among the first of their kind in … Read the full press release

Vallourec subsidiary Valinox Nucléaire signed a major contract with Framatome for the manufacture of steam generator tubes for the new new EPR Hinkley Point C units

Boulogne-Billancourt, 30-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vallourec, world leader in premium tubular solutions, announces that its subsidiary Valinox Nucléaire SAS, specializing in the production of tubes for nuclear power plants, has signed a major contract with Framatome for the manufacture of more … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval to supply waste heat recovery systems to a power plant in Bangladesh

LUND, 30-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply waste heat recovery systems to a power plant in Bangladesh. The order has a value … Read the full press release

Vattenfall awarded a contract from Facebook to provide wind integration and balancing services for three new wind projects in southwest Norway

Solna Municipality, Sweden, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Facebook have signed long-term supply and service agreements for integrating the output of three new Norwegian wind projects into the electric grid that provides power to Facebook’s Nordic data centres in Odense, … Read the full press release

ENGIE to develop nine subsidy-free wind farms in Spain

ENGIE, already leading supplier of green electricity in France, is strengthening its position in Europe as a pioneer of the energy revolution and masters the entire value chain of renewable energy. La Défense, France, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE signed with … Read the full press release

EBRD supports the modernisation of Egypt’s oil industry

US$200 million loan for investments in energy efficiency and refurbishment. US$200 million loan for energy efficiency and modernisation of SOPC refinery Investment will improve plant’s operational performance and carbon footprint Strong growth in domestic demand for oil and gas in … Read the full press release

The EBRD is the first multilateral development bank to become a TCFD supporter

Ahead of landmark conference on TCFD guidance, Bank announces commitment to climate-related financial disclosures The EBRD commits to launching climate-related financial disclosure during 2018 The Bank’s Sustainability Report outlines a clear approach for transparency on climate risks LONDON, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

YIT to start construction on the second stage of Hollister Incorporated’s medical device factory in Kaunas, Lithuania

HELSINKI, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT has signed a contract with Hollister Incorporated, a US-based medical products manufacturing company, to construct the second stage of a medical device factory in Kaunas, Lithuania. The value of the deal for YIT is approximately EUR 25 million … Read the full press release

Pöyry provides engineering and technical consulting services to Assuruá Energia Solar power plant in Brazil

Vantaa, Finland, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Assuruá Energia Solar PV power plant started to generate energy in the first quarter of 2018. Located in the city of Itaguaçu da Bahia (Bahia), the plant has an installed capacity of 30 Mwac. Pöyry … Read the full press release

Amey Consulting: A14 Orwell Bridge Strategic Management and Studies project awarded certificate of excellence at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018

OXFORD, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The A14 Orwell Bridge Strategic Management and Studies project has been awarded a certificate of excellence at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018. Awards are made for regional civil engineering projects in recognition of … Read the full press release

Amey recognised with a West Midlands ICE Award for innovative and sustainable approaches to education programmes in Birmingham

OXFORD, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey has been recognised at the West Midlands ICE Awards 2018 for their innovative and sustainable approaches to education programmes in Birmingham and economic growth through the creation of a new highways scheme in Staffordshire. … Read the full press release

Veolia and Suez awarded contract to design, build and operate the Gandharbpur drinking water treatment plant in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), the authority in charge of drinking water and wastewater management for the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has chosen Veolia, together with Suez, for the design, build and operate contract for the Gandharbpur drinking … Read the full press release

European consortium AVENUE prepares the technical, economic and legislative integration of autonomous vehicles in European cities

GENEVA, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. They should find their first users in suburban areas, which are less well served by traditional transportation networks. But for these new services to develop, … Read the full press release

Voith opens new East Africa Hub for hydropower projects in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

New facility in Ethiopia will coordinate hydropower projects in nine countries in the east of the continent Strategic position, customer proximity, strong economic growth and hydropower potential were significant factors in the choice of location For more than 70 years, … Read the full press release

Interoute launches new 100G routes between the UK and Europe

Multiple 100G services provide high-speed connectivity from the UK Midlands to European locations, circumventing London. LONDON, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Interoute, the global cloud and network provider, has announced the launch of new 100G routes between the UK and Europe, enabling … Read the full press release

E.ON Climate & Renewables takes over the German activities of Kassel-based Vortex Energy

Expansion of onshore activities in Germany planned ESSEN, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — E.ON wants to produce more wind energy in Germany. To implement this strategy, E.ON Climate & Renewables is now taking over the German activities of Kassel-based Vortex Energy. … Read the full press release

Belarus’ capital Minsk joins EBRD’s Green Cities Framework

Official launch of the city’s Green City Action Plan Belarus is beginning its work under the EBRD’s Green Cities Framework Kick-off meeting for Minsk’s Green City Action Plan to identify, prioritise and address its most pressing environmental challenges This is … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo appointed Goldman Sachs to assess strategic options for the Plants and Paving business unit of Lane

MILAN, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the context of consolidating its growth strategy in the US large infrastructure business sector, Salini Impregilo is currently evaluating several investment opportunities as well as non-core asset divestments options. To this end Salini Impregilo … Read the full press release