Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

7.7 kilometre-long bypass road around the city of Ungheni, Moldova opens to improve connection to EU border

Seven kilometres of new road to improve connection to EU border and divert heavy traffic from city of Ungheni LONDON, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ambassador Peter Michalko, Head of the European Union Delegation in Moldova and Moldova’s Prime Minister, Pavel Filip, have launched a bypass … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord consortium selected as preferred contractor for Fryslân nearshore wind farm construction

Supply of 89 SWT-DD-130 wind turbines with a total rated power output of over 380 MW Zamudio, Spain, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The consortium of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord has been selected by Windpark Fryslân B.V. as … Read the full press release

Centrica appoints Chris O’Shea as new Group CFO

WINDSOR, 31-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After over four years in post, and in line with long-standing succession plans agreed with the Board, Jeff Bell will be standing down as Group CFO at the end of October this year and will … Read the full press release

French renewable energy producer Neoen to break ground on its Numurkah solar farm in Goulburn Valley Highway in northwest Victoria, Australia

Full construction on Victorian solar farm commences in July, creating up to 300 jobs for the local economy With over 1,000 MW in assets in operation and under construction in Australia, Neoen ranks as the country’s number one independent producer … Read the full press release

ING helped secure €2.27 billion of financing for the the world’s longest suspension bridge over the Dardanelles Strait in Turkey

AMSTERDAM, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A two-kilometre suspension bridge, the world’s longest, is being built over the Dardanelles Strait in north-western Turkey linking Europe and Asia. ING helped secure €2.27 billion of financing for the project that involves an international consortium … Read the full press release

Telefónica España expands its holding in the priority frequencies for 5G in the spectrum auction held by the Ministry of Economy and Business

With this new spectrum acquisition, Movistar will continue to lead the mobile communications market in Spain, both in the voice and broadband segments. The new frequencies allow Telefónica to offer high speed data services, with wide coverage and the best … Read the full press release

Vodafone Spain acquired 90 MHz of contiguous spectrum in the 3700 MHz band for mobile data services in an auction for €198.1 million

MADRID, 27-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Spain has acquired 90 MHz of contiguous spectrum in the 3700 MHz band for mobile data services in the Economic Ministry’s auction for a total cost of €198.1 million.  The fee will be paid … Read the full press release

DEKRA and Deutsche Telekom expand facilities at the Lausitzring test- and race-track to include a 5G testbed for smart mobility

The Lausitzring is Europe’s largest independent testbed for connected driving Deutsche Telekom is developing 5G technology for communication between vehicles Ideal environment for car manufacturers to test intelligent mobility across various driving scenarios BONN, 27-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In just a few … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: The new 87 MW Beryl Solar Farm will offset the entire operational needs of clean energy for the new Sydney Metro Northwest railway

PARIS, 27-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Beryl Solar Farm helps deliver Sydney’s new fully automated train services in 2019 The recent financial close of an 87 megawatts (MW) Beryl Solar Farm project in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, will help deliver power to … Read the full press release

EBRD loans €25 million to QNB Finans Finansal Kiralama A.S. for energy efficiency investments

€25 million loan to support leasing finance for energy efficiency investments EBRD promotes leasing as a tool to address financing needs of Turkish enterprises Financing is part of a larger facility backed by the European Union LONDON, 25-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EBRD, EIB and EU Commission to support the modernisation of Zagreb’s electricity and heat supply

Loans totalling €130 million will finance investments in new electricity and heat cogeneration units in Zagreb to replace outdated oil- and gas-fired turbines and boilers EBRD, EIB and EU Commission join forces to support Croatia’s energy company HEP Modern and environmentally friendly system to benefit population … Read the full press release

Alstom’s Urbalis 400 communications-based train control solution is the train control and signalling system behind the Amsterdam Metro North-South Line

Saint-Ouen, France, 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom’s Urbalis 400 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution is the train control and signalling system behind the Amsterdam Metro North-South Line, a new line adding ten kilometres to the existing network, which opened on Saturday … Read the full press release

Ballast Nedam Development and AM will be 50/50 partners in OMC for the Urban Interactive District (UID) project in Arenapoort Amsterdam Zuidoost

Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the interest of ING, Ballast Nedam Development and AM have taken over the stocks of the development cooperation OMC – the partnership between Ballast Nedam Development, AM and ING. With this transaction, Ballast … Read the full press release

Snam, Enagás and Fluxys consortium to acquire 66% interest in Greek natural gas infrastructure operator DESFA

ATHENS, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European consortium consisting of Snam (60%), Enagás (20%) and Fluxys (20%) signed today in Athens the agreements with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and Hellenic Petroleum for the acquisition of a 66% interest … Read the full press release

Amey recognised for its ‘exceptional safety performance’ by National Grid

OXFORD, 19-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading service provider Amey, is proud to announce that they have been recognised for their ‘exceptional safety performance’. Amey received the award in relation to a substation refurbishment project they are carrying out on behalf … Read the full press release

EnBW expands engagement on the Swedish wind market with the creation of “EnBW Sverige AB”

KARLSRUHE/FALKENBERG, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has expanded its engagement on the Swedish wind market by founding the company “EnBW Sverige AB” which will be based in Falkenberg in southern Sweden. With the foundation of the company, … Read the full press release

ABP announces construction of a new £15 million multi-storey vehicle terminal at the Port of Southampton

LONDON, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction of a new vehicle terminal has been announced at the Port of Southampton, as the latest phase a £50 million investment by ABP. The new £15 million multi-storey facility will be built in the Eastern … Read the full press release

Siemens and State Power Investment Corporation of China explore potential partnership in the field of heavy-duty gas turbines

Memorandum of Understanding signed to target cooperation between Siemens and China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) Siemens to become SPIC’s potential partner for development of own generation of heavy-duty gas turbines BERLIN, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens and State Power … Read the full press release

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud partner to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China

MoU signed under the witness of German chancellor and Chinese premier Siemens MindSphere to be deployed and operated on Alibaba Cloud’s infrastructure for China Mainland market BERLIN, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of … Read the full press release

European Customer Data Platform Vendors Lead Industry in New Direction

Philadelphia, USA, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European vendors in the soon-to-be €1 billion Customer Data Platform (CDP) industry are leading its transition to more integrated solutions, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

iBwave Design Helps MTS Deliver Superior Fan Experience During the 2018 Soccer Games in Russia

iBwave Design helps one of the biggest Russian mobile operators – MTS deliver superior fan experience during the 2018 Soccer Games in Russia MONTREAL, Canada, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — iBwave, the global standard for designing multi-technology in-building networks announced today … Read the full press release

Alstom launches its new-generation tram Citadis X05 with innovative SRS charging system in Nice

NICE, 04-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom commissioned its new-generation tram Citadis X05, complete with its innovative SRS charging system, for the first time on Saturday 30 June on the Cadam-Magnan section of new tramway line 2 for the Métropole Nice Côte … Read the full press release

Euro Staff Solution: First 2 Employees are on Us

LONDON, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Are you not tired of receiving promotions only for usual, not-so-important things? How many tooth pastes or photo shoots does one need? Ever wonder why the important things in your professional life are not on offer? … Read the full press release

Iberdrola to build its largest renewable energy facility in Latin America: the Paraíba wind farm complex in Brazil

The Paraíba complex will have a total installed power of 565 megawatts This big facility will consist of 18 wind farms, three of which are already operational while another 15 are at different phases of development, with a commitment to … Read the full press release

Heathrow: Parliament unambiguously backed expanding Heathrow ending decades of political debate

415 MPs across political parties united to unequivocally back expanding Heathrow – ending decades of political debate Approval unlocks billions in growth, secures tens of thousands of new skilled jobs and will ensure Heathrow expands sustainably Heathrow will now prepare … Read the full press release

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