Category Archives: Infrastructure & Utilities

Infrastructure & Utilities Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

University of Liverpool Receives £1M Gift to Establish Sir Peter Rigby Centre for Enterprise

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has received a £1M donation from Sir Peter Rigby to establish the Sir Peter Rigby Centre for Enterprise. The Centre aims to boost student employability by enhancing enterprise education and entrepreneurial skills, targeting 50,000 … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to Deliver Major Battery Storage System for Dutch Energy Project

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce Power Systems has been awarded a contract by Battery Park Zeewolde (BPZ) to supply a large-scale battery storage system in Zeewolde, Netherlands. The system, featuring a capacity of 32.6 MW and 65.2 MWh, will support energy trading … Read the full press release

Major Funding Secured for RWE’s Hydrogen Projects in Germany

(IN BRIEF) The German government and state governments of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have allocated over 619 million euros to fund two hydrogen projects led by RWE. These include a 300-MW electrolyser in Lingen and a hydrogen … Read the full press release

Lloyds Banking Group Pioneers Major Social Housing Initiatives with £200 Million Commitment

(IN BRIEF) Lloyds Banking Group is taking significant steps to alleviate the UK’s social housing shortage through the redevelopment of decommissioned data centres and former office sites into new affordable homes. Starting with a project in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, the … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Secures Contract for Advanced Sewage Sludge Incineration Plant in Germany

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has been contracted by German waste management service provider MVA Bielefeld-Herford GmbH to supply an EcoFluid bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler system for a new sewage sludge mono-incineration plant. This plant, designed to handle … Read the full press release

Ørsted Introduces Revolutionary Low-Noise Technology for Offshore Wind Foundations

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted, a leader in offshore wind energy, has unveiled a groundbreaking low-noise installation method for monopile foundations at the Gode Wind 3 wind farm in Germany. This innovative technology, successfully tested on three monopiles, utilizes a patented jetting … Read the full press release

Ericsson Secures EUR 100 Million Loan from NIB to Advance Wireless Technology Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, a prominent Swedish telecommunications company, has secured a new EUR 100 million loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to bolster its research and development efforts aimed at enhancing wireless technology efficiency. This loan, NIB’s second for … Read the full press release

Evonik Expands Sodium Methylate Production Capacity in Argentina

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has announced a significant expansion of its sodium methylate production capacity at its Rosario plant in Argentina’s Sante Fé Province. The expansion, increasing annual capacity by 50% to 90,000 tons, aims to meet growing demand for biofuels … Read the full press release

SapuraOMV Upstream Achieves First Gas at Jerun Field Offshore Malaysia

(IN BRIEF) SapuraOMV Upstream Sdn Bhd has successfully started gas production at Malaysia’s Jerun field, where Shell plc holds a 30% stake through Sarawak Shell Berhad. Located offshore Sarawak, the field includes an integrated platform exporting gas via an 80-km … Read the full press release

AFRY Leads Innovative Climate Resilience Study on Ischia, Presented by EIB

(IN BRIEF) AFRY, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), spearheaded a pioneering climate resilience study focused on Ischia, Italy, addressing the island’s vulnerability to earthquakes and landslides exacerbated by climate change. The comprehensive report, unveiled at a press … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures SEK 700M Contract for NKT Cable Factory Expansion in Karlskrona

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has signed a SEK 700 million agreement with NKT HV Cables AB to construct towers and side buildings for the expansion of NKT’s cable factory in Karlskrona, Sweden. This contract, part of Skanska’s Q3 2024 order bookings, … Read the full press release

Skanska Joint Venture Secures Additional GBP 50M for UK High-Speed Rail Project

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, has received an additional GBP 50 million from HS2 Ltd for phase one of the UK’s high-speed railway project. This brings the total contract value to GBP 1.425 … Read the full press release

E.ON and MAN Truck & Bus Partner to Establish Europe’s Largest Public Charging Network for Electric Trucks

(IN BRIEF) E.ON and MAN Truck & Bus are collaborating to create a vast public charging network for electric commercial vehicles across Europe, featuring approximately 400 charging points at 170 locations. With 125 sites planned in Germany alone, this initiative … Read the full press release

Edison and Webuild Collaborate on Major Pumped Hydroelectric Projects to Enhance Italy’s Energy Security and Economic Development

(IN BRIEF) Edison and Webuild have joined forces to develop pumped hydroelectric projects in Southern Italy, focusing on sites in Pescopagano and Villarosa. These projects aim to generate 500 MW of pumped energy by 2030, supporting Italy’s energy security and … Read the full press release

Andritz Wins Major Contract to Enhance Tissue Production for C&S Paper in China

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, has secured a significant order from C&S Paper to supply two advanced PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machines for their Suqian City mill in Jiangsu Province, China. These machines, with a capacity of 94 t/d each, … Read the full press release

EIB Renovates Bucha Water Supply Facility, Enhancing Access to Clean Drinking Water

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB), as part of the €340 million Ukraine Recovery Programme, has renovated Bucha’s water supply facility, providing clean drinking water to 9,000 residents. Damaged during the Russian invasion, the upgraded facility now features advanced … Read the full press release

Nordic Investment Bank Supports EcoDataCenter’s Expansion with SEK 280 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has finalized a SEK 280 million (approx. EUR 24 million) five-year loan agreement with EcoDC AB (EcoDataCenter) to support the expansion of its Falun data centre in Sweden. This funding will enable EcoDataCenter … Read the full press release

Eneco and Charged Partner to Trial Home Battery Integration for Grid Stability and Consumer Benefits

(IN BRIEF) Eneco and Charged have announced a collaborative initiative, ‘Gridease,’ aimed at leveraging home battery systems to enhance grid stability while offering financial rewards to consumers. The trial targets customers with Sessy home batteries and both fixed and variable … Read the full press release

EU Competitiveness Council Meets at MOL Group HQ to Drive Green Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) Under the Hungarian EU Presidency, the Competitiveness Council gathered at MOL Group’s headquarters to discuss Europe’s industrial competitiveness amidst the green energy transition. Key stakeholders emphasized the need for collaborative policymaking and a supportive regulatory environment. Zoltán Áldott … Read the full press release

APM Terminals Suape Advances Sustainable Port Operations with Major Investment in All-Electric Handling Equipment

(IN BRIEF) APM Terminals Suape in Brazil has completed a significant investment in sustainability by acquiring twenty-eight all-electric container handling units from SANY. This move underscores their commitment to becoming Latin America’s first fully electric terminal, set to commence operations … Read the full press release

Wood Secures Six-Year Contract for Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility, Strengthening LNG Engineering Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Wood has secured a six-year contract to provide comprehensive brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia. This agreement extends Wood’s longstanding partnership with Shell and … Read the full press release

Expanded Partnership Between Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz Enhances Biosimilar Development and Supply Security

(IN BRIEF) Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz have expanded their strategic partnership to advance the development and commercial manufacturing of biosimilars. This enhanced collaboration includes additional biosimilars in Sandoz’s pipeline and ensures long-term supply through Just – Evotec Biologics’ … Read the full press release

Equinor and Partners Commence Production at Lavrans Well in Kristin South Area

(IN BRIEF) Equinor, along with partners Petoro, Vår Energi, and TotalEnergies EP Norge, has commenced production from the first well at the Lavrans field in the Kristin South area, marking the first phase of the Kristin South project. Approved in … Read the full press release

Germany’s Urban Heat Transition: E.ON Maps Path to Climate Neutrality

(IN BRIEF) Germany aims for climate neutrality by 2045, focusing on transforming heating systems in major cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Cologne. E.ON’s latest data highlights the prevalence of district heating and the adoption of heat pumps, alongside challenges … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to Modernize Berlin U5 and U8 Metro Lines with Advanced CBTC Technology

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Mobility has secured a contract with Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) to implement a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system on Berlin’s U5 and U8 metro lines. The Trainguard MT CBTC solution will enable semi-automated operations by 2029 on the … Read the full press release

EIB Advisory to Bolster Athens Water Utility EYDAP’s Investment Initiative

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide advisory services to the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP) in Greece to support its €2 billion, 10-year investment programme. This initiative aims to enhance the resilience of Athens’ water … Read the full press release

Telefónica Tops Social Responsibility Rankings in Global ICT Sector

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica has been recognized as the world’s most socially responsible technology company in the first Social Ranking 2024 by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). Out of 173 ICT companies assessed, Telefónica’s strong performance in human rights, decent work … Read the full press release

Vodafone UK and Virgin Media O2 Extend Network Sharing Agreement, Enhancing UK Mobile Market

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone UK and Virgin Media O2 have extended and enhanced their mobile network sharing agreement for over a decade, aimed at improving mobile coverage and service quality across the UK. The agreement, contingent on regulatory approval for Vodafone … Read the full press release

Vodafone Business and LSE Report Highlights Trust Gap Between Businesses and Customers

(IN BRIEF) A joint study by Vodafone Business and the London School of Economics has uncovered a significant “Trust Gap” between businesses and their customers, averaging 11 percentage points across global markets. This gap highlights businesses’ underestimation of the importance … Read the full press release

BASF and Graphit Kropfmühl Partner to Reduce Carbon Footprint in Graphite Production

(IN BRIEF) BASF and Graphit Kropfmühl have entered a partnership to reduce the carbon footprint of graphite produced at Graphit Kropfmühl’s Hauzenberg site by at least 25% using renewable energy certificates. This reduced-carbon graphite will be used in BASF’s Neopor® … Read the full press release

Siemens and Boson Energy Partner to Transform Non-Recyclable Waste into Green Hydrogen

(IN BRIEF) Siemens AG and Boson Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on converting non-recyclable waste into clean hydrogen energy. Utilizing Siemens’ advanced technology and consultancy services, including automation and digitalization from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the … Read the full press release

Lindner Group Showcases Innovative Fire Protection Solutions at FeuerTrutz 2024

(IN BRIEF) The Lindner Group showcased a range of innovative fire protection solutions at this year’s FeuerTrutz exhibition held at the Nuremberg exhibition center from June 26th to 27th. Drawing an international audience of approximately 6,300 visitors from 44 countries, … Read the full press release

Thales Boosts Rocket Production at Belgian Site to Strengthen European Defense

(IN BRIEF) Thales Belgium has inaugurated a new assembly line at its Herstal facility, marking a significant expansion in the production of 70-mm laser-guided rockets. Supported by a €20 million investment and government backing, including from the Walloon Region and … Read the full press release

Ingka Investments Partners with Extell on Landmark Fifth Avenue Development

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, has announced a significant partnership with Extell Development Company to invest in 570 Fifth Avenue, a new mixed-use office and retail tower in New York City. This strategic move marks … Read the full press release

French Government Greenlights Neste’s Renewable Diesel for Public Fuel Stations

(IN BRIEF) Neste celebrates a pivotal regulatory milestone as the French government approves the sale of 100% renewable transport fuels, including Neste’s renewable diesel, at all public fuel stations across France. This decision expands access beyond logistics companies to private … Read the full press release

DNV to Utilize Advanced Lidar Technology at Bay of St. Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) DNV has been chosen by the Iberdrola Group to conduct power curve verification using advanced nacelle lidar technology at the Bay of St. Brieuc offshore wind farm in Brittany. This project, featuring 62 turbines with a capacity of … Read the full press release

Vestas Lands 105 MW Wind Turbine Order for LEAG’s Forst-Briesnig II Project in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured a 105 MW order from LEAG for the Forst-Briesnig II wind energy project in Germany’s Lausitz region. The project, set on a former brown coal mining area, will include 17 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines. Vestas … Read the full press release

Vestas Lands 81 MW Wind Turbine Deal for Scotland’s Pencloe Project with Invenergy

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured an 81 MW contract from Invenergy for the Pencloe wind energy project in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The project involves the supply, delivery, installation, and commissioning of 18 V136-4.5 MW wind turbines. Vestas will also … Read the full press release

Vestas Wins 114 MW Wind Turbine Contract for Germany’s Ahlum-Dettum Project

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured a 114 MW contract from SAB WindTeam for the Ahlum-Dettum wind project in Lower Saxony, Germany. The order includes the supply, delivery, and commissioning of 17 V162-6.2 MW and two V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, along … Read the full press release

Report by E.ON and Thüga Highlights Strategic Role of Electrolyzers in Germany’s Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) A joint report commissioned by E.ON and Thüga, conducted by the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI), assesses the strategic placement of electrolyzers across Germany to support the energy transition. The study identifies regions … Read the full press release