Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

ZF unveils the latest model of its automotive supercomputer ZF ProAI

ZF ProAI RoboThink is the most powerful AI-capable processing system in the automotive field ZF’s modular and scalable ProAI product family accommodates various software stacks and processors for automated driving ZF introduces its own software stack designed for new mobility … Read the full press release

Personnel and structural changes at management level at TSCNET shareholder TenneT

MUNICH, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On 1 January 2019, personnel and structural changes at management level took effect at TSCNET shareholder TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO). To begin with, Managing Director Lex Hartman resigns from the Executive Boards of TenneT … Read the full press release

Birmingham is the home of British Gas’ 6 millionth smart meter

British Gas has installed 6 million smart meters in homes and offered smart meters to all eligible customers British Gas is leading the smart meter roll out with more installed than any other supplier, despite slower take-up than the government … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom installed around 60,000 kilometers of optical fiber in 2018

Some 60,000 kilometers of optical fiber installed 1,300 mobile base stations built Preparations for large-scale FTTH and 5G rollout underway BONN, 28-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The discussion on broadband expansion in Germany heated up more than ever this year. As the debates raged, the Technology … Read the full press release

Iberdrola installed 10.7 million digital meters in Spain to digitise its distribution network

As a result of the Star project, with an investment of €2 billion, 10.7 million digital meters have been installed and provide remote management and automation capabilities to 90,000 transformation centres BILBAO, 28-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Iberdrola has completed the process … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim awarded infrastructure contracts by the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Jona, Switzerland, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim has been awarded infrastructure contracts worth over CAD 100 million as part of a major highway improvement project in Vancouver, Canada. The Highway 1 area is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for … Read the full press release

CAF Rail Australia: Great River City Light Rail consortium awarded Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project

Beasain, Spain, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF has been awarded the Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project (Stage 1), as part of the Great River City Light Rail consortium, including CAF Rail Australia and Transdev Australasia. … Read the full press release

HSH Nordbank will provide international investment managers First State Investments (FSI) with € 75 million loan

HAMBURG/ KIEL, 20-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — HSH Nordbank will provide international investment managers First State Investments (FSI) as the mandated lead arranger (MLA) with € 75 million as part of an acquisition loan totalling € 364 million. FSI will use these … Read the full press release

Dr. techn. Olav Olsen AS and NIRAS awarded major framework agreement on bridges in Norway by The Norwegian Road Administration, Region South

A newly signed framework agreement for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Region South, has strengthened NIRAS’ role as a significant player in the infrastructure market in Norway. The goal of becoming a recognized Scandinavian consultant for infrastructure has therefore moved … Read the full press release

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL with new measures to reduce air pollution and congestion in central London

New measures to tackle congestion, reduce toxic emissions, improve air quality and protect health LONDON, 20-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mayor and TfL have unveiled a package of measures to reduce air pollution and congestion in central London, with the aim … Read the full press release

Triton IV company Ramudden AB to acquire ViaSafe Sweden AB from NCC AB

STOCKHOLM, 19-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ramudden AB (Ramudden), a Triton IV company, has acquired ViaSafe Sweden AB (ViaSafe) from construction company NCC AB (NCC). ViaSafe manages road safety solutions in nine Swedish cities and has an annual turnover of approximately 100 … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo and Fincantieri Infrastructure to rebuild the bridge across the Polcevera River in Genoa according to a design by architect Renzo Piano

GENOA, 19-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo and Fincantieri Infrastructure, subsidiary of Fincantieri, were awarded the contract to rebuild the bridge across the Polcevera River in Genoa according to a design by architect Renzo Piano. The two companies will work together … Read the full press release

Vattenfall ranked “Leader” by Sustainalyctis, an improvement from last year’s ranking – where the company was rated as “outperformer”

STOCKHOLM, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In parallel to being assessed for their financial and business performance, companies are to an increasing extent, also rated for their sustainability performance. The environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is a set of standards … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to supply 260 GWh electricity yearly to Elkem for the period 2020 – 2026

STOCKHOLM, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and the Norwegian industrial group Elkem have signed a long-term electricity supply agreement for the period 2020 – 2026. The deal is the first major supply agreement with Elkem and includes supply of 260 GWh … Read the full press release

SUEZ to manage Toulouse Métropole wastewater public service for the next 12 years

PARIS, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Toulouse Métropole has awarded SUEZ the contract to manage its wastewater public service for the next 12 years. Worth a total of 520 million euros, the contract will take effect on 1 January 2020. The Group … Read the full press release

Continental at CES 2019: Mobility at your service. Freedom to Live

Demonstrates real-world Intelligent Intersection in Walnut Creek, California Unveils broad portfolio for smart cities including City Fleet Management, Autonomous Shuttle (CUbE), Intelligent Street Lamp and Intelligent Wearables Displays how City Data as a Service enables Continental to provide interoperable, integrated … Read the full press release

Equinor announces its second offshore wind lease in the United States

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the US government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Stavanger, Norway, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor submitted a winning bid of … Read the full press release

Enel begins operation of its first wind facility in the US state of Illinois

The 185 MW wind farm will sell its power to Bloomberg LP, General Motors and Constellation, an Exelon company Enel invested approximately 325 million US dollars in the construction of the wind farm, which will generate around 570 GWh per … Read the full press release

Enel S.p.A. confirmed once again in the FTSE4Good Index Series following the index’s review of the second half of 2018

The company’s presence was renewed following the second half 2018 review The Group’s subsidiaries Endesa, Enel Américas and Enel Chile were also confirmed in the latest edition of the index ROME, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) has been … Read the full press release

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