International Projects

Firms get initial nod to set up 1,200 LPG auto refuelling stations 04 Dec, 2016
Around a dozen companies got a primary nod from the government to set up 1,200 LPG auto refuelling stations across Bangladesh. Beximco, Intraco, Navana, Petromax and Besto are some of the companies that received the approval. The LPG auto stations are expected to be in operation next year or early 2018. Policies on auto gas and bottling plants have already been formulated. Once the franchisee policy is prepared, the department will start issuing the final licences. Beximco Group has applied to set up 500 LPG auto refuelling stations across the country at an estimated investment of Tk 1,000 crore in the next two years on franchise basis.

Sun Life looks to invest in renewable-energy projects 04 Dec, 2016
Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc. eyes more investments in the Phillipines’ infrastructure buildup program, on the renewable-power sector. Sun Life made its first infrastructure investment last year in a power plant project in Mindanao through a 12-year loan agreement. It is now in talks with parties who are looking for investors. It is willing to consider a private-public partnership (PPP) arrangement and close the deal perhaps within the first quarter next year.

UPS set to bring $400M facility to metro Atlanta 04 Dec, 2016
UPS, the Sandy Springs-based delivery company will build its third-largest distribution site in the U.S. on a 340-acre parcel owned by Fulton County on Fulton Industrial Boulevard. The new, $400 million, 1.2 million-square-foot facility will open by the end of 2018.

Coca-Cola inaugurates a new bottling facility in Gaza 04 Dec, 2016
The Coca-Cola Company and National Beverage Company (NBC) officially inaugurated on November 30 a new Coca-Cola bottling facility located in Gaza, which represents a US$20 million investment. Construction of the Gaza plant began in 2014 and began production in April 2016. The Coca-Cola Foundation, NBC and Mercy Corps, the international development organization, also announced a new $1.3 million charitable initiative designed to address two regional development challenges – ensuring access to clean drinking water and creating employment opportunities for Palestinian youth. The charitable initiative includes plans to construct a desalination plant near Al Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza that will provide a sustainable water source to a population of more than 24,000 registered refugees.

Irish Water invest €4m in Kerry 03 Dec, 2016
Irish Water has invested over €4m to address wastewater issues in Kerry. A new treatment plant has been built at Ballylongford.

India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan
Reuters 03 Dec, 2016
India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on 3rd December to help increase trade. The focus of the air cargo service is to improve landlocked Afghanistan’s connectivity to key markets abroad and boost the growth prospects of its fruit and carpet industries. A joint venture involving an Afghan and an Indian cargo firm would be set up and the two governments are working to set up infrastructure at Kabul and Delhi airports.

Gripen Wheels continue to expand warehouses 03 Dec, 2016
GRIPEN Wheels, OTR tyre wholesaler has invested in new warehousing, modern logistics and major new IT system for all the Gripen companies throughout Europe. The investment has seen the company’s Swedish warehouse, in Jonkoping, expand to 436,000 sq feet, and its warehouses in Vassa, Finland, expand to 100,000 sq ft, while the UK warehouse in Llanstrisant is now 54,000 sq ft. The new IT system has linked all the companies and mobile staff into one central operational hub. The system also links stock, despatch and goods inward to warehouse locations via barcodes and scanners.

Electric parts maker Minebea to open factory in Slovakia, creating 1,000 jobs
Reuters 03 Dec, 2016
Japanese electrical equipment manufacturer Minebea will build a factory in eastern Slovakia, investing nearly 60 million euros. The factory in the town of Kosice will supply parts for the automotive, electronic and aviation sectors and is expected to start operations in 2018. Minebea may expand the investment to 100 million euros within five years.

Cargill opens innovation center in China to create food of the future 02 Dec, 2016
Cargill has started Cargill ONE, an innovation center designed to create innovative food products and new flavors for its customers in China on 1 December 2016. Situated in Shanghai, Cargill ONE employs nearly 50 researchers, scientists, nutritionists and chefs who will work with customers to develop nutritious and safe food. Cargill ONE will deliver the food and flavors that the Chinese consumers want in their diet in a safe, healthy and nutritious way. The center will also be a platform for public education on food safety and nutrition.

Feds approve two of three pipeline projects 02 Dec, 2016
The federal government announced the green light to two pipeline projects, the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project and Enbridge Pipeline’s Line 3 replacement project. The $6.8-billion project will twin the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. The $4.8-billion Line 3 pipeline replacement project will replace 1,067 kilometres of existing pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Gretna, Manitoba, to enhance safety and integrity.

Enerray connects 23.1MW PV project to Jordanian national grid 02 Dec, 2016
Global EPC contractor and Saudi renewable energy company Desert Technologies announced on 1st December that the 23.1 MW Falcon Ma’an solar plant has been connected to the Jordanian national grid. The solar plant was financed under the Seven Sisters renewable programme, created by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) together with other partners such as FMO (Dutch Development Bank), (OFID) The OPEC Fund for International Development, Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation), Europe Arab Bank and Arab Bank.

Chinese tyre maker to invest RM894mil in PKFZ factory 02 Dec, 2016
Qingdao FullRun Tyre Corp Ltd, Chinese tyre manufacturer is expected to invest RM894mil to set up a factory in Malaysia. Having signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port Klang Free Trade Zone (PKFZ) on 30th November, it will be investing RM200mil in its initial phase. Incorporated under Golden Horse Rubber Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, the factory is expected to start production by May next year. The factory is expected to export three million tyres to Southeast Asia every year.

Fonterra Opens World’s Joint Largest Milk Powder Dryer 02 Dec, 2016
Fonterra has officially opened its state-of-the-art Milk Powder Dryer at its Lichfield site on 2nd December. The new 30 TPH dryer came online in September this year and is capable of processing 4.4 million litres of milk each day. The dryer is supported by a new distribution centre, service and a sophisticated wastewater treatment plant. The new distribution centre has the capacity to store 40,000 metric tonnes of whole milk powder.

BP, BHP Billiton to proceed with Mad Dog Gulf of Mexico oil project 02 Dec, 2016
BP plans to press ahead with a major deep water project in the Gulf of Mexico with partners including BHP Billiton. The project to expand production from the Mad Dog oilfield off the coast of Louisiana has faced years of delays. It had reduced the cost of Mad Dog phase 2 to $US9 billion, compared with $US20 billion in 2013. The project is expected to begin production in late 2021, but it still needs approval from BP’s partners, BHP Billiton and Chevron unit Union Oil Company of California.

EBRD to finance new Turkish hospital for $305 million 02 Dec, 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced backing for a $305 million bond to finance a state-of-the-art hospital campus in the eastern Turkish province of Elaz. ELZ Finance, a joint venture between global infrastructure company Meridiam and Turkey’s Ronesans Holding, will lend the bond proceeds to its sister company ELZ Sagilik Yatirim, which was awarded the 28-year concession by the Turkish Health Ministry to design, build, finance, equip and maintain the new 1,038 bed high-tech hospital. The hospital, which will consist of six buildings and have a total of 2,060 beds, is expected to open for operations in 2019.

TxDOT Initiates Project to Expand Highway 107 02 Dec, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to add more lanes to one of Rio Grande Valley’s busiest roads. It is on the works of expanding State Highway 107 from Expressway 281 to FM 493. The entire project should take about two and a half years to complete.

Botswana, Namibia expand scope of Trans-Kalahari railway project 02 Dec, 2016
The governments of Botswana and Namibia have expanded the scope of the Trans-Kalahari Railway Line project from being a dedicated coal export route to a multisectoral project designed to unlock the potential of other economic sectors along the corridor. To date, the two countries have signed the project management agreement, identified and refurbished buildings to house the project. Botswana has approved all policy manuals for the project and is now waiting for Namibia to do the same. A feasibility project for the economic corridor is yet to be concluded.

Mercedes-Benz opens new crash test centre in Germany
ET 2 Dec, 2016
Mercedes-Benz has opened new Vehicle Safety Technology Centre at its site in Sindelfingen. The investment amounts to a three-digit million euro sum. Building work started in the autumn of 2013. The first productive crash test was conducted on 30 September 2016. At the Centre, around 900 crash tests can be carried out each year. There is also capacity for around 1700 sled tests per year. The column-free area of the crash hall measures 90 metres by 90 metres. The longest crash-test run is over 200 m in length.

Ohorongo Cement inaugurates new plant 02 Dec, 2016
Ohorongo Cement inaugurated a new Composite Cement Plant and third Packaging Line in Namibia. This will boost the company’s cement production to 1 million tpy. The new packaging line will increase the packaging of cement from 4400 bags/hour to 6800 bags/hour. It has also installed a two t big-bag filling station for special projects. The company had invested NAD150 million in the project.

RJG Opens New Injection Molding Training Facility in NC 02 Dec, 2016
RJG, Inc. will open a new 3,000-square-foot injection molding training facility in Gibsonville, North Carolina in December. RJG is working alongside ZAG Equipment Sales, Smyrna, Ga., who is providing them with space in their facility and access to several used injection molding machines. It is equipped with seven presses from ZAG’s used equipment inventory. The facility includes a classroom that seats 22 students, an office and a lab. The first course will be Systematic Molding and will be held on December 6th-8th of this year. Master Molder courses will also be offered.

Grand Junction Brewing Co. opening second facility in Westfield 02 Dec, 2016
Grand Junction Brewing Co. is planning to construct a new facility in Westfield. The 10,000-square-foot production facility and tap room will be built at 1189 E. 181st St., The goal is to expand production by 400 percent within a year. It will immediately increase production from 672 barrels per year to 1,400 barrels and he hopes to reach 4,000 barrels within the first year of being open at the new space. In addition to serving beer, mobile food vendors will have space on the property to operate and serve food. The new location is expected to open by mid-January.

Amryt Pharma Gets EUR20 Million Facility For Episalvan Development 02 Dec, 2016
Pharmaceutical firm Amryt Pharma PLC has secured a new EUR20.0 million debt facility with the European Investment Bank. The money will be used to back the development of Episalvan, Amryt’s treatment for rare skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa. The five-year loan is split into three tranches, with EUR10.0 million available immediately and two further tranches of EUR5.0 million available on the achievement of certain Episalvan milestones.

Fromm Family Foods to build 90,000-square-foot facility in Columbus TIF district 02 Dec, 2016
Pet food manufacturer Fromm Family Foods plans to build a 90,000-square-foot facility on a 24-acre site in the TIF, Columbus. It will allow to increase production in Columbus by another 50 percent. Approximately a third of the new facility will be dedicated to manufacturing. The rest will be used for packaging and warehousing. The Columbus City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with Fromm, which promises that utility services will be extended to the property. Under the MOA, Fromm has agreed to pay $300,000 to the city up front to help cover utility expansion costs and will eventually be eligible for up to $1.3 million in TIF reimbursements. The new plant is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2018.

Public Works Board greenlights $1.73 million warehouse construction project, approves equipment upgrades 01 Dec, 2016
The Board of Public Works voted to approve the $1.73 million construction project of Marshall Municipal Utilities that includes both a new warehouse and a new maintenance building. The low bid on the project from Septagon Construction has been accepted. A contract with Septagon for the project would still require approval from the city council.

U.S. real estate developer Cordish proposes $2.3 billion Madrid project
Reuters 01 Dec, 2016
U.S. real estate developer Cordish Companies proposed on 1st December, a $2.3 billion investment to build an entertainment complex outside Madrid. The 134-hectare piazza dubbed ‘Live! Resorts Madrid’ will comprise of dining, shopping and hotel facilities. The proposal needs the go-ahead from Madrid’s regional government. If approved, the resort would take up to two years to complete.

Cook Medical Opens New Distribution Centre in Singapore
Business Wire India 01 Dec, 2016
Cook Medical officially opened its new state of the art South Asia Distribution Centre (SADC) in Singapore on 30th November 2016. The 2,500 square metre warehouse and distribution facility will supply all of Cook Medical’s customers across APAC including Cook’s regional sites located in India, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong. The new world class facility utilises leading edge paperless technology, advanced processes, and benefits from an online customs clearance system which can reduce customs turnaround time to approximately 10 minutes.

Miner investing $250M to put up steel plant 01 Dec, 2016
A mining firm plans to invest $250 million to put up a steel-manufacturing project Leyte in Philippines. The project would be majority owned and managed by Filipinos.

KOGAS Plan to Order LNG Carriers, Expand LNG Terminals at Ports 01 Dec, 2016
Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) is planning to place an order for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. In addition, KOGAS is carrying out a project to build LNG bunkering infrastructure at the Tongyeong station, South Korea by the end of 2019.

Leviathan partners sign $2 bln Israeli power plant natgas deal 01 Dec, 2016
The partners in the Leviathan natural gas field off Israel’s coast signed a deal worth about $2 billion to supply gas to Dalia Power Engines, Israel. Under the deal, Dalia will receive 8.8 billion cubic meters of gas for up to 20 years once production starts. Leviathan, is expected to start production in 2019 or 2020.

Essel Group in JV with Gensource to set up potash project in Canada 01 Dec, 2016
Essel Group Middle East (EGME) has formed a joint venture with Gensource Potash Corporation for the development of potash projects in Canada. The JV will be set up as a private corporation into which Gensource will vend a resource from its Vanguard area near Eyebrow and Tugaske. For its part, Essel Group ME will provide business and logistic expertise to the JV and will provide financing in two stages – first to complete the current feasibility study, and second to finance the construction of the project. Ultimately, when the construction financing has been committed, EGME and Gensource will own 70 percent and 30 percent, respectively, in the JV.

Truck terminal will construct at Indo-Myanmar border. 01 Nov, 2016
The combined team of Municipal Committee, Town Planning Committee and village administrators is going to construct a truck terminal in Rihkhawdar town in Tidim Township, Indo-Myanmar border trade No. 2 in Chin state of 200×100 square feet land.

RCB plans to revamp Cantonment General Hospital 01 Dec, 2016
The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) is now working on revamping of Cantonment General Hospital in Pakistan. An amount of Rs. 550 million would be spent on rehabilitation and improvement of CGH. The civic body has requested the government for allocating grant in this regard. Improvement of laboratory, ICU unit, dialysis centre, diabetic centre, Nursing School are part of components of rehabilitation of CGH besides procuring medical equipments.

Schon unveils $870m hotel apartment project in DIP 01 Dec, 2016
Schon Properties has announced the development of iSuites, a $870 million, 2,700 hotel apartments at a single site within Dubai Investment Park, close to the World Expo 2020 site, Dubai. The complex includes 21 mid-rise buildings and will be delivered by 2020. iSuites includes a 125,000 ft2 retail promenade called the Laguna Centrale Mall, which will include cafes, kids play area’s and nanny services available for all guests.

Borealis and Asmidal plan to set up melamine facility in Algeria 01 Dec, 2016
Borealis has signed an agreement with Asmidal for setting up a melamine manufacturing facility in Algeria. A feasibility study for this project will be carried out during upcoming months and a final investment decision is expected to be taken in 2017. Borealis produces around 130,000 tonnes of melamine per year, 80 percent of which is destined for the wood-based panel industry.

Air Liquide to build renewable energy plant in Mississippi 01 Dec, 2016
Air Liquide has announced plans to construct and operate a landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) purification plant in Walnut, Mississippi. The facility is expected to break ground by the Q1 of 2017. The initial production capacity of the plant will be 1,300 mm BTU per day; the company has plans to expand the operation.

Ballygowan engineering firm CCP invest £3.5m in major R&D project 01 Dec, 2016
CCP Gransden is planning a major £3.5 million research and development project to improve its manufacturing capability in Ballygowan Northern Ireland. The company has a three-year plan to develop new and innovative processes that will enable it to design and manufacture advanced lightweight composite components.

Fiat Chrysler To Invest €100M In Turin Research Center 01 Dec, 2016
Fiat Chrysler is planning to invest approximately €100 million in its Turin Research Center, Italy. The investment will also contribute to FCA’s other research endeavors in Italy.

Medibank to invest $40 million in new ERP system 30 Nov, 2016
Medibank Private will spend $40 million on a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The new ERP system will provide a significant opportunity from an expense perspective as procurement will be automated and systematised. Medibank’s IT transformation program involved the replacement of its four-decade-old mainframe system. Implementing an SAP-based core policy management system, dubbed Project DelPHI, was a central part of the program. The new system will be fixed within six to nine months. The program also included an upgrade to Medibank’s digital sale and services systems and improving data warehouse and business intelligence systems.

Dangote to invest $3b in energy sector 30 Nov, 2016
Dangote Group embarks on $3 billion project for a 540-kilometre pipeline from Niger Delta to the Lekki free trade zone in Lagos. The project, which would come on board by the first quarter of 2019 aims at transporting three billion cubic metres of gas per day. Final investment decision is yet to be taken.

Toyota to expand engine plant in Brazil
Reuters 30 Nov, 2016
Toyota Motor Corp’s Brazilian subsidiary will invest 600 million reais to expand production at its engine factory in the country. The plant located in Porto Feliz, Sao Paulo state, will increase annual production to 174,000 engines from 108,000 currently. The installation, which already supplies engines for the Etios model sold in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru, will start to produce engines for the Corolla model as well.

Eldorado Stone begins construction on new facility 30 Nov, 2016
Eldorado Stone, LLC broke ground 30th November, on a new 432,000-square-foot-facility at Antrim Commons Business Park. The new plant, which will consolidate the manufacturing plant in Greencastle and in Hagerstown, Maryland, into one big facility, is scheduled to open Sept. 17, 2017. To help pay for the facility – which is being built on about 25 acres – the company plans to invest $6 to $7 million in the project. In addition to its own investments, it received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $250,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant.

Massive marijuana production facility being built in Leduc County, Alta. 30 Nov, 2016
Aurora Cannabis has started construction on the 800,000 square foot hybrid greenhouse facility that will produce marijuana in Leduc County, Alta. The company expects “Aurora Sky” to have the capability of producing 100,000 kilograms of marijuana per year. The target completion date for the facility is October 2017.

Tarmac opens rail facility at Aberthaw Cement Plant 30 Nov, 2016
Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant has opened a rail facility to despatch bulk cement. The yard is expected to replace 2500 annual truck movements on the local roads.

AES wants to build world’s largest battery facility in Long Beach 30 Nov, 2016
AES Corp. is seeking approval to build a 300-MW battery facility in Long Beach. Other projects of the company include the Alamitos Generating Station along the San Gabriel River and a new natural gas-fueled power plant. AES’ battery facility project involves the construction of three 50-foot buildings on the Alamitos Generating Station’s existing parking lot that would house lithium ion batteries and cooling equipment. Long Beach’s Planning Commission may hold a hearing on the battery storage facility plans in January. If approved, construction could begin in 2019, and the facility could go online in 2020.

FlexiSpace to Build £3M Self-Storage and Workspace Facility in Middleton, Manchester, England 30 Nov, 2016
FlexiSpace, a U.K. self-storage and workspace brand, is designing a new £3m site in Middleton, Manchester, England. The property will comprise 100,000 square feet of self-storage and workspace, which includes 10 offices, 50 vehicle-parking spaces and two communal kitchen areas. To further its expansion plans, FlexiSpace has developed a relationship with Barclays, a London-based multi-national banking and financial-services company.

MHI upgrades unit-3 reactor at 3.9GW Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden 30 Nov, 2016

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has completed replacement work on a pressurized water reactor (PWR) pressurizer nozzle spool piece at the Unit-3 reactor of the 3932MW Ringhals nuclear power plant in southern Sweden. The plant features four reactors, which were commissioned between 1975 and 1983. The work, which is part of a contract awarded earlier by Sweden’s Ringhals, involved replacement of a nozzle welds with an alloy of higher corrosion resistance at the 1034MW unit-3 reactor in order to its improve reliability. As part of the contract, MHI was responsible to perform technical assessment, verification tests, equipment manufacture, material procurement and replacement work.

Lucid Motors plans electric car factory in Arizona; to have 2000 workers
ET 30 Nov, 2016
Electric car maker Lucid Motors will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018. Construction of the factory will begin next year. Lucid is receiving government assistance from the Arizona Commerce Authority.

South Africa’S Rompco Keen To Develop New Pipes 30 Nov, 2016
Rompco is keen to take on pipeline projects. The pipeline builder and operator is a partnership between South African energy group Sasol and the governments of South Africa and Mozambique. Rompco’s preferred model is to build and operate a pipeline, rather than to just construct the infrastructure. Its current focus is on South Africa and Mozambique.

Sempra files to construct Port Arthur LNG 30 Nov, 2016
Sempra Energy’s (Sempra) LNG subsidiaries have filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorisation to site, construct and operate the proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction facility along the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Southeast Texas. The FERC application includes: two natural gas liquefaction trains capable of producing, under optimal conditions, approximately 13.5 million metric tpy in the aggregate of natural gas; three LNG storage tanks; natural gas liquids and refrigerant storage; feed gas pre-treatment facilities; two berths and associated marine and loading facilities.

Saudi fund to invest in owner of Kuwait food firm Americana
Reuters 28 Nov, 2016
Saudi Arabia’s top sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), plans to buy a major stake in Adeptio, the Gulf-based investment firm which controls Kuwait Food Co (Americana). The PIF would buy 50 percent of Adeptio from United Arab Emirates-based billionaire Mohamed Alabbar, who would keep the rest of Adeptio. Adeptio deal is part of efforts to boost investment in non-oil sectors and diversify its portfolio geographically and across asset classes, while securing long-term financial returns for Saudi Arabia.

247Solar signs agreement to commercialize in Southern Africa 29 Nov, 2016
247Solar and South Africa’s Stellenergy (Pty) Limited have agreed to build a 247Solar PlantTM to be followed by widespread commercial deployment in southern Africa. The Plant, which is a pre-engineered standardized “module”, will produce 300 to 400 kWe of power around the clock.

IHG plans new Hotel Indigo property for Brisbane 29 Nov, 2016
InterContinental Hotels Group will debut the 140 rooms, Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley hotel at 458 Brunswick Street, Brisbane by 2020. The property will be several blocks from most major bars and nightclubs, and a five-block walk from Fortitude Valley railway station, linked to Brisbane Airport by the city’s Airtrain service. The property will be part of a mixed-use development which will also house residences, commercial offices and retail space, opens in mid-April 2017.

MetroHealth plans to borrow $1.25 billion to build new hospital, transform campus 29 Nov, 2016
MetroHealth System plans to borrow $1.25 billion to build a new hospital, transforming its main campus on West 25th Street, Ohio, USA. It plans to hire an investment banker and the board will have to vote to issue bonds or follow another financial path. The new building will be slightly taller than the 12-story towers, but have about 650,000 square feet, compared to the current hospital’s 1 million square feet.

Coleg Sir Gar apprentices build new hospital in Uganda 29 Nov, 2016
Construction apprentices from Coleg Sir Gar build a new maternity hospital in Carmarthenshire, South-west of Whales.

Port Arthur LNG Files Federal Application To Construct Natural Gas Liquefaction And Export Facilities In Texas 29 Nov, 2016
Sempra Energy announced its liquefied natural gas (LNG) subsidiaries have filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to site, construct and operate the proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction facility along the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Southeast Texas. The FERC application for the proposed project includes: two natural gas liquefaction trains capable of producing, under optimal conditions, approximately 13.5 million metric tons per annum in the aggregate or approximately 698 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year; three LNG storage tanks; natural gas liquids and refrigerant storage; feed gas pre-treatment facilities; two berths and associated marine and loading facilities. A separate application is filed with FERC seeking authorization to construct natural gas pipelines to deliver natural gas to the project.

Dutch dredging firms eye Russian gas pipeline project 29 Nov, 2016
Van Oord, Boskalis and Allseas are actively seeking involvement in a politically controversial subsea gas pipeline project which is fully owned by Gazprom. The €8bn Nord Stream 2 pipeline will cross the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. Van Oord is seeking a contract for laying the bed to protect and stabilise the pipeline. Allseas and Boskalis were both involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, completed in 2012, and they will be tendering for the new project as well. Nord Stream 2 will have annual capacity of 55 billion cubic metres of gas and will double Russia’s export of gas.

Bushveld Minerals signs MOU for development of Mokopane tin project 29 Nov, 2016
Bushveld Minerals has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Greenhills and VBKom for the joint development of the Mokopane tin project. Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding, VBKom commits to conduct due diligence on the Mokopane tin project. If the outcome is successful, VBKom intends to enter binding agreements to provide capital investment and technical support for the development of the Groenfontein and Zaaiplaats deposits in return for equity participation in the project. The equity participation will not exceed 50%. The joint development effort is expected to build on the 2014 Mokopane tin project scoping study of the two deposits, Groenfontein and Zaaiplaats. The study envisaged an initial 691 000 tpa run-of-mine operation to produce 700 tpa of 99.5% tin purity metal.

Shuttlewagon will expand at Three Trails Industrial Park 29 Nov, 2016
Shuttlewagon Inc. has leased 81,997 square feet at Three Trails Industrial Park located near 87th Street and U.S. Highway 71, south Kansas City for expansion. The space is located in Three Trails Building III, a 494,654-square-foot structure that is started on a speculative basis, meaning before any tenants were signed. The building is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

ABU begins construction of 10mw solar power plant 29 Nov, 2016
The ground-breaking ceremony was performed on 28th November, 2016 for the construction of a 10MW solar power plant estimated to cost four billion naira at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. The project, located at Biye Village, Sabongari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, is expected to be completed in six months and is meant to address the energy needs of the university. It is designed, initiated and financed by ABU in collaboration with Nigeria-German Energy Partnership with assistance from Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

Palm Concepcion inaugurates P13.98-billion coal plant to boost Visayas power supply 29 Nov, 2016
THE P13.98-billion 135-megawatt (MW) Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion plant of Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) was inaugurated on 28th November, 2016 located in Concepcion, Iloilo. It has been commercially operated since August 2016. The construction and commissioning of the power plant, including the transmission facilities, are completed within 37 months.

MHI Named to Build Large-Scale Polyethylene Plant Project for ExxonMobil in the USA 29 Nov, 2016
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received an order for supply of systems to support a large-scale polyethylene production train for ExxonMobil’s Beaumont Polyethylene plant. The new production train is slated to be completed in 2019, and will produce 650,000 tons of polyethylene per year. MHI is currently building a Polyethylene plant comprising of 2 units, each with the same scale of production capacity, at ExxonMobil’s Mont Belvieu, Texas facility. MHI will supply the reaction, finishing, and shipping equipment for the plant, as well as utility facilities for water, air and steam.

Eden Group planning to invest $130m in Bagan, Inle projects 28 Nov, 2016
Myanmar’s Eden Group is planning to spend an estimated US$130 million building two hotels in partnership with Hilton Worldwide Holdings. The plan calls for opening hotels of between 150 and 200 rooms in Bagan and Inle Lake, as early as 2018. The hotel at Inle Lake will probably operate under the Hilton brand and the Bagan facility is likely to become Myanmar’s first Conrad luxury hotel. Eden is also planning to turn a hotel in Mandalay that it bought from Singapore’s Keppel Land in October into a Hilton. It is also exploring the possibility of developing hotels with a big Japanese real estate company.

Vista Land sets aside P18B for mall expansion 28 Nov, 2016
Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. is investing P18 billion to develop 10 more shopping malls within the next two years. It is putting up seven malls and three small ones – Vista Places. In the next two years, Vista Land intends to open a Vista Mall each in Iloilo City, Davao City and Dasmariñas in Cavite; two in Bacoor, Cavite; and two in Las Piñas City, including the expansion of the Evia Lifestyle Center. Vista Land is ramping up the expansion of Evia Lifestyle Center within the 35-hectare Evia City. It will simultaneously develop the second and third phases of the flagship mall whose first section has been fully leased out. The company will spend P2 billion to complete the second phase spanning about 50,000 sq.m. and P1.6 billion for the third part with about 40,000 sq.m. These will expand Evia Lifestyle Center to 120,000 sq.m. from 38,000 sq.m. currently. The three malls under the Vista Place brand will rise in Malolos, Bulacan; Kawit, Cavite; and Cagayan de Oro City. All 10 malls will be anchored by the homegrown retail brands of the Villar Group, namely AllHome, AllDay Supermarket, AllToys, The Coffee Project and AllShop department store.

NNPC to upgrade, expand Kaduna refinery 28 Nov, 2016
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) plans upgrade and expansion of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC). Efforts are ongoing to explore the possibilities of piping crude oil from Niger Republic to be refined in KRPC. The Corporation has already started engagements with the Nigerien Minister of Petroleum and the Chinese that are operating the field at Agadem. The Fluid Cracking Catalytic Unit (FCCU) of the plant was restreamed in June. The Kerosene Hydrotreating Unit (KHU) rehabilitation is ongoing with the equipment overhaul and integrity checks.

Foreign consortium/NNPC to build $340m Ethanol plant in Benue 28 Nov, 2016
A consortium based in the United Kingdom, in collaboration with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is to invest over $340 million in the establishment of an ethanol plant in Benue State. The stage is already set for the signing of an agreement among major stakeholders including the state government and the Consortium. The feasibility studies for the project has been concluded. Another company from the United States has also expressed willingness to invest in food processing in the state. Russian investors had also indicated interest to invest in the development of the agriculture value chain in the state.

Dangote to establish rice mills in Kano 28 Nov, 2016
The Dangote Group of companies has concluded plans to establish rice mills of 250,000 tonnes per annum capacity in Kano. The company would also commission it’s fertilizer plant next year with a capacity of about 2.8 million tonnes per annum.

Kalbarri set for $10m microgrid project 28 Nov, 2016
A micro-grid to combine green energy produced from solar panels and wind turbines is planned in the Mid West town of Kalbarri. Costing $10 million, the project will see the installation of a utility-scale two-megawatt battery that will store excess power generated by the town’s rooftop solar panels and a wind farm owned by Synergy. The development will be carried out by State-owned electricity distributor Western Power. With Western Power expected to call for expressions of interest within weeks, the project is expected to be built into electricity supply from next year.

Koch Industries unit’s $100 million investment in ‘fixer-upper’ Beatrice plant is producing renewable fuels 28 Nov, 2016
A renewable fuels plant in Beatrice, Nebraska, has begun production of biodiesel after a long-dormant period and heavy capital investment. Flint Hills Resources, a unit of Koch Industries, began operations at the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant in September. Flint Hills and partner Benefuel have invested about $100 million in the plant, capable of producing 50 million gallons a year of biodiesel.

Volkswagen to build car assembly plant in Algeria
DC 28 Nov, 2016
Volkswagen on 28th November, signed a deal with its Algerian sales partner Sovac for the construction of a vehicle assembly plant in the North African country. Under the deal, worth $170 million, the plant will produce its first car in June 2017 and is expected to increase output to more than 100 vehicles a day. The assembly line will be built in Relizane, 320 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Algiers. The plant will produce several models, including the Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Ibiza and Skoda Octavia as well as the Caddy.

Gatwick Airport to invest £250m in new projects 28 Nov, 2016
UK’s Gatwick Airport has announced plans to invest £250m in various projects in 2017. The investment is part of the airport’s five-year, £1.2bn plan to expand its terminal departure lounges and shopping facilities. It will also be used to construct a modernised railway station in conjunction with Network Rail, as well as increasing parking and optimising operations at the airport. In January 2017, three of Gatwick’s major carriers will move terminals as part of a strategic transformation programme.

Kubota Announces Major Expansion to Georgia Facility 28 Nov, 2016
Kubota Tractor Corporation has begun construction on a 617,865 sq. ft. expansion at its national distribution center in Jefferson, Ga., northeast of Atlanta. The $16 million expansion project is scheduled to be completed by July 2017. At 956,161 sq. ft., the new facility will be triple its current size. Kubota will use the extra space for improved warehousing efficiencies to store and process equipment from its nearby Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA) and Kubota Industrial Equipment facilities (KIE). Kubota’s KMA facility is planning a new 502,000 sq. ft. plant starting in January 2017 to increase production of the company’s RTV-Series utility vehicles.

MTN Group plans expansion in Iran 28 Nov, 2016
MTN Group, Africa’s mobile phone company, is planning to expand in Iran. MTN, which has set aside about $700 million in capital expenditure that includes revamping its network in Iran, is also looking to expand its services to include rapidly expanding its e-commerce offering in a country where it has already invested $22 million in Snapp, a Tehran-based taxi-hailing app.

Batavia proposes $133 million city budget 28 Nov, 2016
The spending plan of the city of Batavia’s 2017 budget calls for an $18 million expenditure to start a major five-year expansion and upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant, and an increase of $436,000 over this year’s budget for stormwater drainage projects throughout the city. There’s also an additional $10 million being budgeted for the city’s tax increment financing districts to help fund and provide incentives for the One Washington Place downtown redevelopment project and the proposed Blue Goose Market. The five-year, $70 million wastewater plant project will increase the volume of sewage the facility can handle.

Mega industrial park planned for Cedar Rapids 28 Nov, 2016
Iowa Land and Building, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corp., will develop the 1,300-acre Big Cedar Industrial Center, the Iowa state’s first certified Mega industrial park. Work has begun to get Big Cedar certified as a Mega industrial park, which typically offers more than 1,000 acres of land ready for development. The park will offer natural pads of 400 contiguous acres for development, but pads of 800 acres or more could be created with additional site engineering. No state funding will be involved, other than the usual incentives that would be offered to businesses bringing capital investment and jobs to the state.

Hospital pipeline project gets underway today 27 Nov, 2016
A 2.2km pipeline to be constructed over the next 19 weeks uprooting roads all the way from the John Radcliffe to the Churchill Hospitals has been launched on 28th November. Vital Energi is the contractor.

QIMC-led JV in deal to set up 60,000 tpy calcium chloride plant at Mesaieed 27 Nov, 2016
KLJ Organic Qatar, a joint venture (JV) between Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC) and KLJ Organic Limited, India; and Gulf Chlorine signed an agreement on 26th November, 2016 to establish a calcium chloride plant at the Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC), Qatar. The new plant, which will be set up the under the name of United Chemicals, will produce 60,000 tonnes per year (tpy) of calcium chloride. The newly formed JV will also market hydrochloric acid and is discussing other business synergies. QIMC will have a 60% stake in the joint venture, while the remainder will be held by KLJ Organic Limited, India. KLJ Organic Qatar will manufacture chlorinated paraffin wax, caustic soda prills, hydrochloric acid and sodium hypo chlorite.

Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity 27 Nov, 2016
The Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will invest more than $300 million in the Port’s infrastructure, warehousing and equipment. The initiative will start in 2017 and continue through 2020. The program will boost three of the busiest sectors of the Port of Philadelphia, including the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, the Port’s automobile-handling operation and the Tioga Marine Terminal. The improvements will result in doubling container capacity at the Port, provide increased breakbulk (non-containerized) cargo capacity and bring a substantial increase in automobile-handling capacity. About $200 million of the capital investment program will be invested in the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

To inaugurate Iloilo coal-fired power plant 27 Nov, 2016
The 135-Megawatt Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC) Power plant of Panay Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) is set to inaugurate on 28th November, 2016 at Barangay Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo, Philippines. The power plant is a joint venture between Palm Thermal Consolidated Holdings Corporation (PTCHC) and Jin Navitas Resource Inc. (JNRI). It started its commercial operations on 16th August, 2016. At present, the power plant is delivering power generation supply to its customers in Panay, Negros and the rest of Visayas.

UAE installs eight solar energy plants in Mauritania 27 Nov, 2016
Abu Dhabi // The UAE has helped double Mauritania’s clean energy capacity by delivering and installing eight new rural solar energy plants. The plants, sponsored by Masdar, will supply an additional 16.6 megawatts of electricity, which will power about 39,000 homes and save 27,850 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. The projects were inaugurated in the city of Atar, one of the sites of the eight photovoltaic power plants, on 28th November, 2016 and on 2nd December, 2016.

GECOL to open 2 power units in southern Tripoli gas turbine power plant 27 Nov, 2016
The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) is ready to open two new units at the southern Tripoli gas turbine power plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts.

Piedmont Natural Gas wants to build new pipeline under river 27 Nov, 2016
Piedmont Natural Gas is asking for permission to build a new natural gas line under the Cape Fear River to help it serve Wilmington. The utility has applied for permits to build a 10-inch line under the river. The company would need to build 2 miles of new pipeline and realign some pipes leading to the river.

Huawei to set up R&D base in Tokyo 26 Nov, 2016
Huawei Technologies will establish an R&D base in Tokyo as early as 2017 for collaborative research with Japanese companies on cutting-edge topics related to the “internet of things” and next-generation 5G wireless technologies. The Tokyo R&D base will investigate applications research for 5G in such sectors as transportation, energy, finance and public safety. In addition to strengthening ties with SoftBank Group and NTT Docomo for 5G research, it also hopes to partner with such companies as Sony on virtual reality technologies and with the likes of Toshiba and Yaskawa Electric on industrial technologies.

Barry Callebaut to boost chocolate production 26 Nov, 2016
Barry Callebaut plans to increase production capacity on both sides of the globe. The company plans to add a third production line in Singapore to make more chocolate to be used as ingredients for products like chocolate sauce. It also plans to set up a new line to produce chocolates shaped to order. The overall investment will be $18 million. A new 2,600 sq.meter warehouse will also help make deliveries more efficiently. The company, also plans to invest $20 million in its California plant. It is set to increase production capacity of liquid chocolate and chocolate-alternative products as well as expand an existing storage tank and processing line by mid-2017. The California plant has already been expanded this 2016, but the company has decided the growing demand on the U.S. West Coast warrants a further expansion.

IDB US$ 60m loan to expand sewage and rainwater drainage in Montevideo 26 Nov, 2016
Uruguay will expand sewage and rainwater drainage systems in Montevideo and improve management of City Hall’s sanitation system. For this project, US$60 million loan has approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Crews will build 43.6 kilometres of sewage lines and collectors, 3.8 kilometres of pressure pipes, a pumping station, 6.4 kilometres of micro- and macro-drainage equipment, and an overflow control structure with a 4,000 cubic meter capacity. All of this is designed to expand the sewage and rainwater drainage systems in the Barrio Manga and the pumping stations in Miguelete, La Teja and Belvedere-Victoria, which are part of the city’s Western Final Disposal System. The IDB loan of US$60 million will be over 25 years with a grace period of five and a half years and an interest rate pegged to the LIBOR. The local contribution will be US$9.8 million.

Big River to turn out steel next month 26 Nov, 2016
The Big River Steel mill under construction near Osceola is set to begin producing steel early December 2016. The plant will use scrap steel to produce its final steel product. It is required to invest at least $1.023 billion in the project. The commission will begin auditing the plant in December 2017.

Water treatment company looks to expand into municipal sector 25 Nov, 2016
A water treatment company is expanding its zero discharge filtration systems into the municipal sector. Its internationally patented filtration systems filter water through 316 stainless steel mesh in a similar way to how a baleen whale, which lends its name to the company, separates seawater from krill. The company has installed about 200 of the systems across Australia as well as in New Zealand, Asia and the United States. Different sized systems can treat from 20,000 litres a day through to two million litres per hour.

Givaudan invests CHF 5 mn to expand flavour unit in Singapore 25 Nov, 2016
Givaudan has expanded its Flavour Innovation Centre (FIC) in Singapore with an investment of CHF 5 million. The FIC is home to the Asia Pacific (APAC) campus of the Givaudan Flavour School, which is training the next generation of flavourists in the region, and the APAC Academy which supports continuous learning. The expanded Singapore centre will include a new fully integrated culinary space for concept development, as well as new or expanded savoury, bakery, confectionery, beverage and dairy facilities to serve all market sectors.

Cemos announces plans for Tarfaya plant 25 Nov, 2016
Cemos Group plans to construct a US$296m cement plant in Tarfaya in the country’s southwest, Morocco. The 1.6Mta integrated plant will utilise local deposits of oil shale as an energy source.

SNGPL, SSGCL To Set Up Over 60 Lpg-Air Mix Plants 25 Nov, 2016
Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) would set up over 60 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)-air mix plants in selected areas. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has recently approved setting up of LPG-air mix plants at Murree (Kurbagla, Dewal, Company Bagh and Tret), Awaran and Bella. The plants would be established at an estimated cost of Rs 1353.29 million to be funded by the respective gas companies – SSGCL and SNGPL – through their own resources. The companies would set up 30 more air mix plants each on their respective transmission network in the areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan and backward areas of Balochistan.

US$398m Tema-Akosombo rail facility approved 25 Nov, 2016
The Parliament’s approval of a US$398,330,000 commercial contract agreement for the design and construction of an 84.8 km single standard gauge railway line from Tema to Akosombo on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. The project is a partnership between the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) and AFCONS Infrastructure Limited of India. The implementation of the project will link the Tema Port to the Volta Lake transport network especially north-south movements. Works on the project will include the building of six rail stations at the Tema Port, Tema Industrial Area, Afienya, Doryimu/Kodiabe, Kpong and Akosombo Town. Railway heads or terminals will also be constructed at Tema and Akosombo including the provision of operational facilities and loading equipment. The railway line will also facilitate the carting of cotainerised cargo and agricultural produce from the SADA enclave to the Tema Port for export. The duration for the project is three and a half years and it is expected to take off when 70 percent of the land has been handed to the contractor free of all related issues.

Torrington Toyota announces plans to expand 25 Nov, 2016
A more than 6,000-square-foot expansion is planned for Torrington Toyota, located at 1472 East Main Street, Torrington. The addition will allow the service area of the dealership to be enlarged and lifts to be installed. Additional parking, lighting, and greenery will also be added to the site Construction is aimed to begin in the spring. The proposed expansion is planned to total some 6,632 square feet, and match the architecture and materials of the structure currently on site. The Architectural Review Committee approved the project on 17th November, 2016. The commission is next scheduled to meet on 14th December, 2016.

Enel opens Brazilian hydropower plant 25 Nov, 2016
Enel Green Power Brasil Participacoes (EGPB) has opened a hydroelectric power plant in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The 102 W Apiacas hydroelectric power complex features three power plants that include 45 MW Salto Apiacas, 30 MW Cabeca de Boi and 27 MW Fazenda. Enel invested about $287m in the construction of the complex, which powers over 200,000 homes in Brazil. A power purchase agreement (PPA) for 30 years has been entered, under which the power generated from the plant will be sold to a group of energy distributing companies in the country. During the development of the project, EGPB installed a 1.2 MW solar PV facility, which supplied power during the construction period.

Work set to begin on pioneering green-gas-from-waste plant in Swindon 25 Nov, 2016
Work is set to begin on a pioneering gas from waste plant in Swindon following the completion of financing. The £25 million facility will be operating bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) plant” and will eventually produce 22GWh of gas each year from 10,000 tonnes of household waste. The project has been developed by Advanced Plasma Power, Progressive Energy and National Grid Gas Distribution, the last of which signed a deal this week to provide £6.3 million of funding. It will be sited at Advanced Plasma Power’s premises in Swindon and will make use of the company’s ‘Gasplasma’ gasification technology. Financial backing has also been provided by the Department for Transport Advanced Biofuels Competition and the Network Innovation Competition run by Ofgem.

Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd Announces $20 Million Secured Term Loan Facility 24 Nov, 2016
Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings Limited has entered into a US$20 million, senior secured, non-dilutive, term loan agreement with SWK Holdings. The Company intends to use the loan proceeds to repay the previously held $11 million term loan with MidCap Financial and to fund R&D programs, commercialization of its Companion Animal products in the US and general company purposes. The loan is fully funded at closing and has a 48-month term, being interest-only for the first 24 months with interest payable quarterly in arrears. There are no warrants or equity instruments associated with the loan.

Egypt Qarun Petroleum to invest $257mln drill 12 wells 24 Nov, 2016
Qarun Petroleum Company approved new investments of US$257 million among its budget for financial year 2016/17 to drill 12 new wells in Qarun oil fields in Beni Suef governorate, Egypt. The company is currently adopting a plan to boost total production of Qarun fields which is currently estimated at 37,000 barrels of crude oil. It has established an additional treatment subunit at its main plant for crude oil treatment whose capacity is estimated at 50,000 barrels daily.

Qingdao to invest in $423M coal plant 24 Nov, 2016
Qingdao Hengshun Zhongsheng Group Co Limited has signed a contract on a coal-fired project with the Ozamiz Power Generation Inc for $423 million on 23rd November, 2016. Last August, the Department of Energy endorsed to Ozamiz the building of a 300 megawatts coal plant in Misamis Occidental. The plant is planned to be developed in two phases. The first phase is expected to be built as two units with 100 MW capacity each while the third 100 MW unit will be constructed a year after the two units are completed.

Cargill invests $48.6 million to expand poultry processing operations in Thailand 24 Nov, 2016
Cargill is investing $48.6 million to expand its poultry processing operations at its chicken products facility located in the Nakhon Ratchasima province in Thailand. A new building annexed to the current facility began construction on 21st October, 2016 and is expected to start operating in the Q1 2018.

Global Business Power Corp. looks to build coal-fired plant in Negros island 24 Nov, 2016
Global Business Power Corp. (GBPC) is looking at Negros Island, Philippines as the next site to build a coal-fired power plant after its unit Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) officially launched on 23rd November, 2016 its 150-megawatt (MW) expansion in Iloilo City. In Negros, GBPC is also planning to put up a biomass power plant with a capacity of around 40 MW. The company is also planning a hydroelectric power project in the Visayas, which would have a capacity of “definitely more than 100 MW”.

Gold Coast’s Mantra Group adds five new hotels, more than 900 rooms, in Australia and New Zealand 24 Nov, 2016
GOLD Coast hotel and resorts operator Mantra is on the acquisition trail, adding five new hotels to its booming portfolio. The Surfers Paradise group has secured five new hotel signings with a combined total of more than 900 rooms across Australia and New Zealand. The hotels are Peppers Southbank in Melbourne; Mantra 900 Hay Street in Perth; Peppers Queenstown Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand; Mantra Club Crocodile, at Airlie Beach, and Mantra Observatory, at Port Macquarie. A new hotel being built in Southbank, the 164-room hotel is set to open in late 2018. The Mantra 900 Hay Street in Perth, WA, is a 26-storey, 250-room hotel, with work on the $38 million 4.5 star property, aimed at business and leisure travellers, due to start early 2017. The hotel is expected to open in late 2018. The Group will operate Singaporean-based Well Smart Group’s new-build 260-room resort development due to open in December 2018. The Group has secured the management agreement to operate the Club Crocodile hotel in Airlie Beach.

Aurobindo’s Europe facility to go on-steam next year 24 Nov, 2016

Aurobindo Pharma’s new manufacturing unit in Europe is expected to go on-stream in 2017. The company also sees opportunities of merger and acquisition in Europe, where it has a limited presence. Meanwhile, on being asked about its future merger and acquisition strategy, the company will be in terms of market expansion and addition of newer platforms in terms of technology.

Yamazaki Baking Invests USD183m for New Bread Plant in Japan 24 Nov, 2016
Yamazaki Baking will spend more than USD183m to build a bakery for loaves and sweet buns on the site of a Kobe plant that currently makes frozen dough. The new facility will be the company’s fifth bakery in the Kansai region, raising production capacity there by around 10%. Construction will begin by the end of 2016.

Kolon Industries to build vehicle tire cord factory in Vietnam 24 Nov, 2016
Kolon Industries Inc. will build its $220 million automobile tire cord factory at Bau Bang Industrial Park in the southern province of Binh Duong, Vietnam. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the provincial People’s Committee on the investment project on 23rd November, 2016. The factory will produce polyester tire cords with an initial annual production capacity of 36,000 tons. It will complete an integrated production line there spanning from fiber spinning and weaving to heat treatment to finished good production ahead of commercial production in H2 2018.

Apple to Set up R&D Center in Jakarta in 2017 24 Nov, 2016
Apple Inc will set up R&D centers in early 2017 in Jakarta. The preparation of the project development has progressed to the final stage. The Industry Ministry and the Communication and Informatics Ministry are finalizing the plan. In 2017, they will start building structures.

Ba Ria Vung Tau plans $1.35bn logistics center 24 Nov, 2016
The design option by the Japanese consultant is considered the most optimal and will be submitted to the Provincial People’s Committee for approval shortly. Master planning for the development of logistics services has been created by Ba Ria-Vung Tau province with a scale of more than 1,000 ha, including plans and seeking investment in a logistics center covering about 800 ha at Cai Mep Port, Vietnam. The Cai Mep Downstream Logistics Center includes a deep-water seaport, covering about 100 ha, a wharf of 1,800 meters able to berth 100,000 DWT vessels, and the logistics center. The province has also proposed five investment models for the logistics center. Firstly, the government invests in all infrastructure then leases infrastructure, secondly, foreign enterprises invest in all infrastructure then exploit or sublease, thirdly, domestic enterprises invest in all infrastructure then exploit or sublease, fourthly, domestic enterprises invest with foreign enterprises, and, finally, private enterprises work with State capital in a public-private partnership.

Advanced material supplier Oerlikon announces new additive manufacturing facility 24 Nov, 2016
Oerlikon will build a new state-of-the-art additive manufacturing facility in Michigan, USA. The new site, based in Plymouth Township, will be dedicated to producing advanced AM materials and high-end surface coatings. Additionally, the facility will include a research and development (R&D) laboratory to generate further developments of titanium and other alloys for joint R&D projects with customers. It will also have the ability to produce customised powders in small batches. Initially, Oerlikon plans to invest approximately $50 million in the facility. The facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017.

GeoPark to expand drilling Jacana oil field in Colombia 24 Nov, 2016
GeoPark has announced the expansion of the Jacana oil field in the Llanos 34 Block in Colombia, after successfully testing the Jacana 6 appraisal well. The Llanos 34 block is operated by the company with a 45% working interest. The Jacana 6 appraisal well is drilled to a total depth of 11,684ft and a test is carried out with an electric submersible pump in the Guadalupe formation. Upon testing, the well resulted in a production rate of approximately 1,800 barrels per day (bpd) of 16 degrees API, with a 17% water cut, through a choke of 38/64 mm and wellhead pressure of 80 pounds per square inch following a testing. It still has the opportunity to drill 1-2 more development wells before the end of 2016 and are gearing up to drill another 15+ wells to further appraise this play in 2017.

Cleardata Uk Invests In Wales Expansion 24 Nov, 2016
Cleardata UK is investing £1.5m in expanding its operations in Wales. The company is building new offices and warehouses on a 1.8-acre site at Hawarden Business Park in the Deeside Enterprise Zone, US. Work is well underway on building the facility which will comprise an 18,000 sq ft warehouse and 4,000 sq ft office.

Ramdev to inaugurate Patanjali products unit in Nepal 23 Nov, 2016
Indian yoga guru Swami Ramdev will inaugurate a Patanjali Ayurved products manufacturing unit in Bara in southern Nepal. The manufacturing unit, which will produce various Patanjali Ayurved products, has been established by noted Nepali businessman Upendra Mahato at an estimated cost of NRs 1 billion.

Noble Foods to open new Gu Puds plant 23 Nov, 2016
Noble Foods is to open a new production facility for its Gü Puds in the UK town of Bishop’s Stortford next year. Work has already started on the 100,000 sq ft facility, which is expected to open in the summer and will also be used for technical, supply chain and warehouse functions.

Equatorial Resources aims to invest $1.2 bln in Congo iron project 23 Nov, 2016
Australian mining company Equatorial Resources Ltd will aim to invest around $1.2 billion to develop its Badondo iron ore project in Republic of Congo. An application for a mining license has been submitted. Equatorial Resources estimates annual iron ore production of 40 million tonnes at the Badondo mine and its feasibility study foresees construction beginning next year. Plans for the building of new infrastructure, including construction of a rail line and port to facilitate exports, must be finalised before the project can be developed.

Bulgaria’s Loulis Mel to invest 9 mln euro in flour milling plant. 23 Nov, 2016
Loulis Mel Bulgaria intends to invest some 9.2 million euro in the first stage of a project for the construction of a flour milling plant. The plant will be located in the Bojurishte industrial zone on the western outskirts of Sofia.

Palfinger Bulgaria to invest 5 mln euro in expansion of crane parts plant 23 Nov, 2016
Palfinger Produktionstechnik Bulgaria, a unit of Austrian crane manufacturer Palfinger, plans to invest 5.35 million euro in a project for expansion of its plant for crane components. After the expansion, the plant located in the town of Cherven Bryag, in northern Bulgaria, will be able to manufacture complete cranes, while at the moment it only produces crane parts.

Ashtrom to invest 80 mln euro in Belgrade shopping centre 23 Nov, 2016
Israeli company Ashtrom plans the Rajiceva Shopping Centre in the Serbian capital at an investment of 80 million euro. Completion is expected in 2017. The Shopping Centre will be developed as part of a mixed-use project and the second phase of it incorporates the construction of a luxury hotel. With 15,300 sq m of gross leasable area, the shopping centre will feature an underground parking lot for 500 cars and six floors of leasable space with more than 80 stores. A total of 70% of the stores in the shopping centre have already been leased out, and negotiations are running with a company wishing to operate the hotel. Ashtrom participates in the project through Belgrade-based company ABD d.o.o., entirely owned by Ashtrom Serbia Holdings.

Naver to invest KRW 500 bln in tech, content business 23 Nov, 2016
South Korean internet portal operator Naver will invest KRW 500 billion in boosting its technology development and content business over the next five years. Naver plans to spend KRW 100 billion in small businesses and supporting content creators to enter global markets. It has unveiled artificial intelligence (AI)-based chat system AMICA, autonomous driving technology, three-dimensional map system, papago translation system and papago-based web browser Whale earlier in the developers conference in October and these technologies are rapidly applied to actual services. Next year, it will introduce these technologies to the personalized news and content curation system, papago-based dictionary and reply translation system for foreign users as well as AMICA-based voice features applicable to speakers.

China To Invest $268M In Chongqing Shale Gas Project 23 Nov, 2016
China will invest about $268 million to develop a shale gas project in Chongqing with an annual production capacity of 2 billion cubic meters (bcm) in three to five years. The country has laid out a shale gas development blueprint to pull out 30 bcm by 2020 and 80-100 bcm by 2030 and the southwest municipality of Chongqing has been identified as one of the top five production zones. Four subsidiaries of China’s second-largest energy company China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, along with local natural gas company Chongqing Xianglong, will build pipelines and other infrastructure for the project in Chongqing’s Wulong county.

GE Aviation, Turbocoating JV Reveals Coatings Facility Location 23 Nov, 2016
Advanced Ceramic Coatings (ACC), a 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Turbocoating will build a new coating facility for aircraft engine components in Duncan, South Carolina. The new 5,800m2 center will begin operating in the third quarter of 2017 producing advanced coatings for GE’s high-temperature ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components for the latest generation of jet engines. The two JV stakeholders will invest more than $15 million in equipment for the new facility.

Evonik to expand biodegradable PLGA polymer capacity in USA and Germany 23 Nov, 2016
Evonik plans to expand production facilities in Birmingham (Alabama, USA) and Darmstadt (Germany). This will create additional capacity for the production of biodegradable polymers marketed globally under the brand names RESOMER and RESOMER SELECT. These poly-lactic-glycolic-acid (PLGA) copolymers are primarily used to manufacture bioresorbable medical devices and controlled-release formulations for parenteral drug delivery. The expansion will involve construction of a new building adjacent to Evonik’s existing facility in Birmingham. The project will also result in new production clean rooms and a laboratory for polymer contract research projects. Commissioning is slated for late 2018. It will also open an applied technology laboratory in Darmstadt at the end of the year to support its customers in the medical device field.

Formaplex Expands Manufacturing Capabilities with 120,000 Sq Ft Facility 23 Nov, 2016
Hampshire-based engineering firm, Formaplex, which supplies tooling and lightweight components to the premium automotive, F1 and motorsport industries, has expanded with the opening of a new 120,000 sq ft technical centre ‘Voyager Park’. This will increase production space by 80% to support the business’ future growth. The new £6 million facility will accommodate a total of 15 injection mould presses to support the rising demands of lightweight moulded components, along with in-house finishing, assembly and metrology departments.

Hood Container to upgrade West Feliciana facility in 2 phases 23 Nov, 2016
Hood Container of Louisiana will make a capital investment in two phases and install new equipment at its West Feliciana-based paper manufacturing facility. The two phases of the project include the installation of a modern press section on the facility’s H1 paper machine and a recycling plant for reuse of old corrugated containers. The new press section will allow the local mill to increase containerboard production, while the installation of the recycling plant will support the increased production.

Manor proposes 40-bed memory care facility 23 Nov, 2016
Rogue Valley Manor plans to build a 40-bed memory care facility on the eastern perimeter of its Barneburg Hill campus. The single-story, 37,321-square-foot center on just under 8 acres will allow Manor residents to have private rooms. The project is expected to cost $18 million. The Site Plan and Architectural Commission gave its preliminary approval Nov. 18, and plans will be submitted for building permits in mid-December. Construction is anticipated to commence next spring with completion in spring or summer 2018. It is adding a total of 15 beds to the memory care program.

Vertical turbines maker WindStax plans to expand in US, abroad 23 Nov, 2016
WindStax Wind Power Systems, a designer, manufacturer and installer of large vertical wind turbines, plans to expand US footprint next year and is already exploring opportunities overseas. It is currently carrying out feasibility studies for several micro-wind farms under 5 MW in the US. The firm plans to concentrate on commercial projects in-house and residential installations through a network of distributors in key markets both at home and abroad. To date, WindStax has installed wind turbines in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and expects to execute commercial projects in Ohio next year. Also, it will be looking for distributors in New York.

HCL Infosystems forays into Oman with MoU with Omantel
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HCL Infosystems announced its foray into Oman after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Omantel, a significant player in telecom and related services in the Arab nation. Under the terms of the MoU, Omantel and HCL Infosystems will collaborate to facilitate IT transformation involving a range of services including enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) infrastructure, delivering e-services, portal content management, and enhanced levels of network optimization and security. In addition, HCL Infosystems will also become Omantel’s strategic partner to execute the Company’s IoT business objectives and will assist in skills training for Omani nationals.

Hero Cycles plans to set up global design centre in UK
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Bicycle maker Hero Cycles plans to set up a high-tech global design centre in Europe with an objective of developing next generation bicycle design and technology. The Global Design Centre is set to come up in Manchester, UK. The centre, which will invest heavily in innovation and design research to upgrade bicycle technology with a focus on the world market, is expected to start operations in the last quarter of the current financial year. The centre will provide the critical designing, development, prototyping and testing back up for products which will then be manufactured in Hero Cycles’ manufacturing plants in India and Sri Lanka.

German firm to invest N186bn in solar 22 Nov, 2016
A German firm, LTI Re Energy and its Nigerian partner, NIGUS International, have sealed an agreement to light up the zone destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East zone through renewable energy resources. The firms have made known their intention to commit N180 billion in the development of solar energy in that part of the country. They would soon commence construction of 500 MW of power supply in the zone, beginning with Adamawa State in the next few days. They are waiting to be issued license to commence operation. Funding is completely private sector initiatives.

Korea’s Simone to invest $60 mn in office complex in L.A. 22 Nov, 2016
South Korea’s Simone Investment Management Co., unit of Korean handbag maker Simone, plans to invest about $59.6 million in a two-building office complex “the Bluffs at Playa Vista” in Los Angeles, California in the United States. It pooled in several local institutional investors to launch a real estate fund in the project. Simone will invest 10 billion won and the rest 60 billion won coming from others. The 70 billion won fund will be used to purchase mezzanine debt backed by the twin building with an aim to deliver annual returns of 5 percent. The campus consists of two five-story office buildings covering a space of 486,471 square feet.

Malaysian palm oil firm planning to invest $1 billion in Agusan del Sur 22 Nov, 2016
Malaysian company Alif Agro-Industrial, Inc. is planning to invest an initial amount of $1 billion to build plants to process palm oil in Agusan del Sur. It is looking for 128,000 hectares in Agusan del Sur which would be used as agricultural economic zones. The company will put up refinery plants to process the palm oil.

Coos Bay breaks ground on new Wastewater Treatment Plant #2 22 Nov, 2016
The City of Coos Bay broke ground on November 21 to kick off the building of Wastewater Treatment Plant #2. It will replace the current plant which was originally built more than fifty years ago and serves the western half of Coos Bay and Charleston. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Charleston Sanitary District have been planning for the project since 2003.

Walvis opens first crab processing plant 22 Nov, 2016
Amstay Fishing inaugurated a crab processing plant at Walvis Bay, Namibia on 18th November. The processing plant will clean, peel, cook and package the delicate crustaceans for the local and South African markets. Amstay Fishing is 90% Namibian-owned and 10% Japanese-owned.

Chinese Float Cement Factory Plan 22 Nov, 2016
Chinese-owned Cambodia Capital Mineral Resources Co., plans a cement processing factory at Cambodia. During a meeting between the company and the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the company sought government support before it begins a feasibility study.

Rwanda to construct $350m peat-fired power plant 22 Nov, 2016
Yumn Ltd, an international group that includes Turkish coal trading firm Hakan Madencilik AS, energy company Quantum Power and project development firm Themis signed a $350 million deal on 22nd November to finance an 80 MW peat-fired power plant in Rwanda. Production is targeted for 2019. The first peat plant is expected to be completed this year with 15 MW capacity. Yumn s constructing the plant on a Build Operate, Own and Transfer (BOOT) basis with a 26-year of power purchase agreement. Financing is coming from lead arranger for senior debt Africa Finance Corporation and Finnfund, Finland’s development finance company which is lead arranger for the junior debt, as well as PTA Bank, Afrexim Bank, Development Bank of Rwanda and Exim Bank of India.

AJ Machine to construct new facility and add new jobs in Columbia City 22 Nov, 2016
AJ Machine, a machining company, recently announced plans to expand its operations in Columbia City. The local business will invest $1 million to construct a new facility. The new 14,900-square-foot facility will have both office and manufacturing space, and will be located along East Business 30 in Columbia City. The Whitley County Council approved a 10-year tax abatement for construction of the new facility. The company is estimated to begin the project this month.

Pfizer announces plans to move into new $200M facility in St. Louis County 22 Nov, 2016
Pfizer has announced plans to move into a state-of-art research and development facility in Chesterfield, St. Louis County. More than $200 million dollars is being spent on this facility. CRG and Clayco will develop and own the new facility. Construction on the building is expected to begin in 2017.

New port facility at Port of Huelva in Andalusia 22 Nov, 2016
Impala Terminals held an inauguration ceremony for its new logistics port facility for the storage and blending of minerals and metal concentrates located at the port of Huelva in Andalusia, on Spain’s southern coast. 20% owned by Berge Infraestructuras y Servicios Logisticos SL, and 80% owned by Impala Terminals Group, the new facility has come up for the reception, storage, blending and export for minerals and metal concentrates in western Europe. Over €60 million has been invested by Impala Terminals in the facility, which is capable of handling over 1 million t of imported and exported products each year and has a static storage capacity of approximately 240 000 t. An additional 70 000 m2 of adjacent land is available for future expansion.

ContextMedia Health acquires AccentHealth to expand patient education platform 21 Nov, 2016
Chicago-based ContextMedia Health, which makes a healthcare decision-making platform, has announced it will acquire point-of-care patient education company AccentHealth. With the acquisition of AccentHealth, ContextMedia will reach 55,000 healthcare locations and power 500 million health consultations in US doctor offices each year. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.

JSW Steel plans to restart coking coal mining in US
HBL 21 Nov, 2016
JSW Steel plans to restart coking coal mining in the US by March next year. It owns nine coking coal mines with cumulative resources of 123 million tonnes at West Virginia in the US. These mines, which were acquired from a string of US-based companies in 2010, could not be developed due to fall in coal prices following global financial crisis and the subsequent economic slowdown. Later, it will take up iron ore mining in Chile.

Sigma Pharmaceuticals to expand into WA hospitals 21 Nov, 2016
Sigma Pharmaceuticals is expanding its reach in hospitals with a move into Western Australia set for early next year. The company has invested in a new CHS warehouse in Perth. Following the Perth expansion, Sigma Hospital Services will have a nationwide warehouse and distribution network. Sigma also recently invested in a 7500 sq m distribution centre at Eastern Creek in Sydney, allowing Sigma Hospitals to receive and dispatch daily shipments.

Logisticians to expand to Balkans 21 Nov, 2016
Slovak logistic company Budamar Logistics wants to expend to the Balkans, with the aim to focus on railway transport in Croatia and Serbia. The company launched the Budamar South project in June 2016, which focuses on obtaining a position in the Balkan market. It has already acquired a share in Croatian private company PPD Transport, which resides in Zagreb, and also in logistics company Smart Cargo SK. It also wants to acquire a fleet of multi-system locomotives. In the first phase this should concern three locomotives, of which one has already been bought.

Chinese solar firm to build plant in Chernobyl exclusion zone 21 Nov, 2016
Two Chinese firms plan to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI), a subsidiary of the GCL Group, would cooperate with China National Complete Engineering Corp (CCEC) on the project in Ukraine, with construction expected to start next year. The 1-gigawatt plant was part of the group’s plan to build an international presence. CCEC, a subsidiary of state-owned China National Machinery Industry Corp, will be in overall charge of the project.

Danish Crown to open own meat plant in China 21 Nov, 2016
European meat processor Danish Crown will establish a processing plant in China, invest app. DKK 300 million, as part of its strategy towards 2021. It is to be situated in Shanghai and the production will be based on Danish raw material.

Munich Airport announces expansion plans for Terminal 1 21 Nov, 2016
Munich Airport has announced plans to expand Terminal 1. With the construction of a new pier and a central building complex, the terminal will gain capacity for an additional 6 million passengers per year. The overall architectural design is based on a three-level structure consisting of a core adjoining the existing Terminal 1 and a pier. The expansion project, including the affected arrival areas in the existing Module B, will have a total area of about 80,000 square meters. The general planning will be carried out by the consortium of engineering firms and architects SSF Ingenieure AG / Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH / JSK Architkci Sp. z o o, Warschau/ sop Architekten GmbH. The first construction work on the apron could begin in 2018. The new pier will go into operation in 2022 at the earliest. According to initial estimates, the project will cost a total of 400 million euros, which Munich Airport will finance with its own resources.

LT Foods to set up branch in Rotterdam
Livemint 21 Nov, 2016
LT Foods, a Global Rice Specialist Company, is setting up a plant in Rotterdam. The Indian company will open a branch on the Maasvlakte in the spring of 2017. LT Foods is one of the country’s leading processors and exporters of packaged rice foods under the flagship brand “Daawat”.

Facebook to open new London HQ, create 500 new UK jobs
ET 21 Nov, 2016
Facebook will open a new London headquarters next year. The new office is currently under construction in the bohemian central district of Fitzrovia.

Lidl plans to invest another EUR 60 mln in expansion in Lithuania next year 21 Nov, 2016
Germany’s retail chain Lidl has unveiled plans to invest around 60 mln euros in expansion next year. This year it has invested 60 mln euros in Lithuania. It invested 40 mln euros in a logistical center and another 20 mln into the construction of stores. It currently has 21 stores in Lithuania and is opening one more in Panevezys in December. It plans to open a store in the towns of Ukmerge and Utena each in 2017.

Eni To Invest $8 Billion In Offshore Gas Field In Mozambique 21 Nov, 2016
Italy’s oil and gas major Eni SpA approved the investment plan at US$8 billion for the first phase of development of the Coral gas discovery in deep waters offshore Mozambique. The Coral South project entails the construction of six subsea wells connected to a floating production facility FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas), with a liquefaction capacity of over 3.3 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year. The whole Coral field, located in Area 4, is estimated to contain about 16 trillion cubic feet of gas in place. The project is awaiting the final investment decision (FID). Last month, Eni and its partners signed a binding agreement to sell – for a period of 20 years – all LNG volumes that the Coral South Floating LNG facility would produce to BP Poseidon Ltd.

Gono’s Firm to Invest $80m in Solar Project 21 Nov, 2016
TD Energy will soon invest at least $80 million in the construction of its 40.8 MW solar power plant in Norton. It has already received approval from regulators such as the Environmental Management Agency, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and the Zimbabwe National Water Authority for its Hunyani Solar Plant. The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), which will buy power from the Norton plant. TD Energy’s unnamed foreign technical partner will fund the project. Construction work is expected to take 56 weeks.

Soltage, Basalt form $140 million partnership to invest in solar 21 Nov, 2016
Solar power developer Soltage and private equity fund Basalt Infrastructure Partners announced the close of $70 million of a $140 million equity capital partnership to fund over 100 MW of commercial, industrial and utility pipeline solar projects across the U.S. The partnership expects to close the additional $70 million of equity in the first half of 2017, and the partnership will deploy this capital alongside existing tax equity and debt resources. The partners also announced construction has begun on the first projects to be funded. A trio of landfill-sited projects totaling 15 MW installed capacity which the partnership will own and Soltage will operate, will sell power to municipal off-takers in Massachusetts under virtual net metering agreements. The assets are expected to begin commercial operation in early 2017.

Adani to construct solar projects in Australia 20 Nov, 2016
Adani Enterprises will commence construction of two major solar projects in Australia by 2017, each with an output of 100-200 MW. Land agreements are in place for the projects in South Australia and Queensland, and Adani has commenced the design and tendering phases for both projects. Adani aims to develop renewable energy projects in Australia with a total capacity of 1,500 MW within the next five years.

Nyandarua dairies to set up Sh1.2bn Kipipiri plant 20 Nov, 2016
Nyandarua County Investment Forum is planning a Sh1.2 billion milk processor in Kipipiri set to be complete by 2018. The processor will be called Nyandarua Maziwa Industries. So far, the forum has raised Sh30 million that was used to procure a 30-acre piece of land in Kipipiri Sub County and will thereafter lobby the Central government and the county government to pump resources in this project.

Biotech firm Medipost sets up joint venture in Japan 20 Nov, 2016
Medipost Co, a South Korean biotechnology firm has set up a 50:50 joint venture in Japan early last month to sell stem cell-based drugs in the Japanese market. The joint venture will begin procedures to get approval for a clinical test of Medipost’s stem cell-based drugs. Medipost’s stem cell-based treatment of damaged cartilage, named Cartistem, won approval for sales from the Korea Food and Drug Administration in 2012.

Morocco, Ethiopia to set up major fertiliser project 20 Nov, 2016
Morocco and Ethiopia recently held a launch ceremony of a $2.4 billion partnership project to build a world-class integrated platform for fertiliser production in Ethiopia. The project will require a total investment of nearly $3.7 billion. It will require an investment of $2.4 billion in its first phase in order to produce 2.5 million tonnes/year of fertiliser by 2022. Additional investment of $1.3 billion is expected by 2025 to reach a total capacity of 3.8 million tonnes/year. This industrial platform will consist of an integrated complex of fertiliser production, industrial and storage units.

Formosa Plastics Group to invest US$15 billion in U.S. 20 Nov, 2016
Formosa Plastics Group has proposed investment projects totaling US$15 billion in the United States. Formosa Petrochemical Corp. has proposed investment projects worth US$10 billion in Louisiana State, while Formosa Plastics has proposed investment projects worth between US$4 and US$5 billion in Texas State, both of which are under evaluation by the U.S. authorities.

ADNOC plans to grow petrochemical business, expand into Asia 20 Nov, 2016
ADNOC Refining & Petrochemicals plans to make significant investments in new projects to grow its petrochemical business over the next five years. These new projects will have a gas and aromatics production focus. The company plans to expand more into Asia.

Plan to set up five more LNG terminals 19 Nov, 2016
The petroleum ministry is working on proposals for the construction of five more terminals at the Gwadar and Karachi ports in Pakistan for handling, regasification, storage, treatment and processing of 3,000 million cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas (LNG) it plans to import by 2018. At present, the Elengy Terminal is being operated by Engro Pakistan at Port Qasim for regasification of 400 to 450MMCFD of LNG imported from Qatar. Since the terminal has the capacity of 600MMCFD, the government plans to import 200MMCFD more of LNG and add it into the system by January. After attaining the target of 600MMCFD of LNG import and its regasification at the Elengy Terminal, another 600MMCFD will be imported by June and for its handling and regasification, the construction of the second largest terminal has begun and that will be completed by May. The Sui Southern Gas Company is set to accomplish next month the task of upgrading and laying pipelines for the purpose. The Pakistan GasPort Consortium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pakistan GasPort Limited, is establishing the country’s second LNG import terminal. The project will provide fuel for three regasified LNG power generation plants of 3,600 MW, being set up by the federal and provincial governments in Sheikhupura, Kasur and Jhang on a fast-track basis. If the new proposals are approved, the government plans to build at least two LNG terminals in Gwadar and three at the Karachi ports. With the proposed construction of five new terminals, the total import of LNG would be 4,200MMCFD by 2018.

SeAH Steel Seeks to Acquire Two Steel Pipe Plants in Texas 18 Nov, 2016
SeAH Steel has decided to take over the assets of oil country steel tube post-treatment plants in Houston, which are owned by Laguna Tubular Products headquartered in Mexico, and is in a final round of talks. Laguna’s Houston plant has the post-treatment facilities to produce steel pipes, including heat treatment and water pressure tests. SeAH Steel is also trying to acquire a Houston plant run by Russia-based OMK Tube Inc. At OMK Tube’s Houston plant, there are facilities for both production and post-treatment of steel pipes. The takeover price of the two Houston plants is estimated at around US$100 million.

Soybean plant planned at Spiritwood 18 Nov, 2016
Planning is continuing for construction of a 125,000-bushel-per-day capacity soybean crushing plant at Spiritwood by North Dakota Soybean Processors, a subsidiary of Minnesota Soybean Processors. The project received a $103,000 grant from Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) in July for preliminary engineering services. This would be an “integrated soybean crush facility and refinery that would produce soybean meal, refined bleached and deodorized oil and biodiesel.”

Enel starts construction of 180MW solar plant in Peru 18 Nov, 2016
Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), a subsidiary of Italian power giant Enel, has started construction of the US$170 million Rubi solar plant, located in the Moquegua District of Peru’s Mariscal Nieto Province, which will have a capacity of 180 MW. Enel Group is financing the plant. A 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed with the Ministry of Energy and Mines. The project is expected to start commercial operation in 2018, supplying energy to the National Interconnected Power System (SEIN) through the Montalvo Substation.

Canadian Solar Energises a 24MWp Solar Power Plant In Japan 17 Nov, 2016
Canadian Solar Inc. has started the commercial operation of a 24MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan on November 16, 2016. Powered by 92,064 Canadian Solar CS6P-260P/CS6P-255P modules, the plant is expected to generate approximately 28,487 MWh of electricity each year, which will be purchased by Chugoku Electric Power Company, under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of JPY40.00 per kWh. With 167MWp of projects under construction and an addition 66MWp of projects that are ready to build, the company is well on track to deliver more solar projects in Japan and is also working on a plan to monetize certain assets in the coming months.

SEPTA approves natural gas power plant 17 Nov, 2016
SEPTA’s board approved a $26.8 million natural gas power plant to be built near Philadelphia’s Wayne Junction Station. The 8.8-megawatt plant was proposed more than a year ago as a way to give the authority independence from PECO blackouts for the northern portion of its Regional Rail without costing additional money. Noresco LLC has been tapped to design the plant.

Albania’s Integrated Technology Services to build waste-to-energy plant near Fier 17 Nov, 2016
Albania’s privately owned Integrated Technology Services will build a 3.8 billion leks waste-to-energy plant near the city of Fier under a contract with the environment ministry. The ministry picked the company’s subsidiary Integrated Technology Waste Treatment Fier to build, operate and transfer the plant to the government under a six-year concession contract. The plant will be built near several villages in the municipality of Fier.

Autoparts maker Inteva Products opens new plant in China 17 Nov, 2016

Inteva Products has inaugurated a new closure systems and motors & electronics manufacturing facility in Zhenjiang, China. By the end of this year, the company will have opened new sites in five countries. In addition to Zhenjiang, new facilities have been built in Rychnov, Czech Republic; Oradea, Romania; Guanajuato, Mexico and Bangalore, India. It has also expanded its existing facilities in (Oshawa) Ontario, Canada and (Vandalia) Ohio, USA.

Gelita to expand Sioux City plant, create new jobs 17 Nov, 2016
Gelita USA Inc. is planning a major expansion of its gelatine manufacturing complex at 2445 Port Neal Industrial Road, US. The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board on 18th November, 2016 will consider approving financial incentives for the project, which would expand the size of the facility.

AMResorts Opens New Hotel in the Caribbean 17 Nov, 2016
AMResorts’ new 3rd Now Onyx Punta Cana resort has debuted in Punta Cana, Uvero Alto, includes 502 suites. The property includes five pools including an infinity pool, children’s pool and saltwater pool. The resort also features nine restaurants and 10 bars, along with the company’s Sip, Savor & See program.

CutisPharma opens new drug R&D center in Massachusetts 17 Nov, 2016
CutisPharma announced the opening of a research and development center in Woburn, Massachusetts. The new center will provide office and laboratory space to facilitate the company’s aggressive plans for developing products for FDA approval under its wholly owned subsidiary, RM Therapeutics.

Inpex plans to increase Indonesian Masela LNG plant to 9.5 mil mt/year 17 Nov, 2016
Inpex plans to increase the capacity of its Indonesian Abadi LNG project, known as the Masela block, to 9.5 million mt/year from 2.5 million mt/year. It is part of its strategy to make the project economically viable after the Indonesian government decided to change it from floating offshore as planned to an onshore development. The company is currently carrying out the pre-front end engineering design before submitting the Masela’s revised development plan to the government. If the onshore concept gets approved, then the project completion could be delayed to 2026 as it will take Inpex at least one year to study the option.

Bangladesh to set up fertiliser factory in Iran 17 Nov, 2016
Bangladesh is going to set up a urea fertiliser factory in Iran under a joint venture investment with the country. During the meeting, the Industries minister also showed interest to import urea fertilisers from Iran under a government-to-government arrangement.

Sparrow commits to $380M Red Cedar project near MSU 17 Nov, 2016
Sparrow Hospital announced it intends to be part of a proposed $380 million mixed-used development project called Red Cedar Renaissance that would be built on the grounds of a former golf course in Lansing, US near the East Lansing border and Michigan State University. Plans for the Red Cedar Renaissance project are being finalized. Once those detailed plans are made available, Sparrow will also be able to complete its planning process for this proposed development. The project would include a full-service hotel, a boutique hotel, five restaurants, 129 town homes and student housing that can accommodate 1,200 people. The facility is expected to be part of a development agreement with the city that’s separate from the Red Cedar project. The entire Red Cedar project can stay on track for a spring 2017 groundbreaking. The proposed Red Cedar project includes plans for a walkway that would connect the Sparrow facility to the full-service hotel.

Telstra to invest up to AUD 800 mln in network expansion 17 Nov, 2016
Telstra plans to invest AUD 350 million in new technology and regional base stations over the next 4 – 5 years in Australia. It also plans to spend AUD 240 million to continue its work on the first two rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Programme. A further AUD 100-AUD 200 million will be used for new regional co-investments. With the co-investments, this could represent an AUD 1 billion boost to regional, rural and remote mobile coverage.

Georgia Power unveils solar facility at Fort Gordon 17 Nov, 2016
Georgia Power Co. has completed a 270-acre, 30 megawatt solar facility at Fort Gordon near Augusta, Ga. The on-base solar project is a roughly $75 million investment and includes about 137,500 ground-mounted photovoltaic panels. It’s the third such facility the company has completed in partnership with the military. Two others are planned at Fort Stewart and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.

Amazon facility expected to open in North Las Vegas next summer 17 Nov, 2016
A new fulfillment center is being proposed, along with a large warehouse and distribution center in Nevada for The Honest Company, Inc. The deal with the two companies has not yet been finalized but will now move forward after the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved it. The two companies infuse capital investment of more than $43.4 million into the economy. Amazon’s facility will be an 800,000-square-feet facility, located near Lamb Boulevard and Tropical Parkway, and is expected to open in summer 2017. The Honest Company facility will be 600,000 square feet.

SSTAR looking to build research facility, treatment center in Fall River 17 Nov, 2016
SSTAR has plans to build a research facility in Fall River, US that will have in-patient treatment beds and an out-patient clinic. One site under consideration is the land that held Border City Mill No. 3 at the corner of Weaver and West streets. It has not yet purchased land or entered an agreement to buy. Decisions on it will be made in the next 30 to 60 days. The preliminary plan is for a 60-bed facility with 30 beds for individuals in a detox program and 30 in a rehabilitation program. An outpatient program, including the use of prescription drugs to curb opioid addiction, such as methadone or suboxone, would also be part of the facility. It is currently completing work on the financial package and the plans for the project.

SUNY Poly Norsk facility plan approved 17 Nov, 2016
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, through the nonprofit Fort Schuyler Management Corp., plans to build a 166,000-square-foot facility that Norsk Titanium will then lease for the manufacture of titanium aerospace components. That plant is expected to start operation sometime in the summer of 2018. Empire State Development will provide $125 million for the project. The Town Planning Board unanimously approved the detailed preliminary plan, as well as a subdivision and State Environmental Quality Review associated with the project. The subdivision carves out a 22-acre parcel for the facility and a 17-acre parcel from the former 584-acre Clinton County Airport property.

Vodafone to invest €250m in Irish network upgrade 16 Nov, 2016
Vodafone Ireland is to invest more than €250m in further improving its network, which would take total investment in the past four years to around €800m. It will invest over €250m in 2016/2017 in its network and IT transformation programme. It intends to proceed with the IPO of its Indian unit as soon as market conditions allow, but not before next March.

Vasari Energy to expand Arizona PV projects to 140MW worth of generation capacity 16 Nov, 2016
Vasari Energy is expanding its utility-scale solar projects in Maricopa County and Gild Bend, Arizona – doubling the company’s solar generation installations within the state and boosting capacity from 68MW to 140MW. As part of the expansion, Vasari Energy plans to develop and oversee a solar plant which will be constructed on 364 hectares of land and will be connected to the Arizona transmission grid. The project will be developed through Sonoran Solar Development Partners, LLC, a wholly-owned development partnership of Vasari Energy. Construction is expected to begin in October 2019, with the site then expected to begin delivering power by October 2020.

Google announces new London office, 3,000 jobs expected
PTI 16 Nov, 2016
Google will expand its vast campus in central London. It would add a new office building to a complex currently under development behind London’s King’s Cross train station. The ten-storey building adds to Google’s previously-announced plans in the British capital, with 2,500 Google employees already working in one office and more due to move into a building set to open in 2018. In total 7,000 Google staff will eventually be working at the King’s Cross hub, with no date given for the opening of the newly-announced third office.

IGas Energy gets OK for Nottinghamshire shale gas exploration 16 Nov, 2016
Shale gas developer IGas Energy has been granted planning consent by Nottinghamshire County Council to drill two exploratory wells in Misson Springs, North Nottinghamshire.

Mauritius to set up Ayurvedic hospital
BS 16 Nov, 2016
Mauritius could soon be coming up with an Ayurvedic hospital.

US Corporation to invest over $60m in two projects in Georgia 16 Nov, 2016
The delegation from the United States government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is visiting Georgia’s capital Tbilisi to meet the local authorities and discuss two new projects for the country. The first project was about opening the 120-bed Mother and Child Medical Centre in Tbilisi, while the second project included the construction of new dock complex in Georgia’s Black Sea port city Poti. The Medical Centre would be built in accordance with the United States (US) standards. The total cost of the project will be $27 million USD where the OPIC will contribute $17 million co-financing. The second project that aimed to build a new dock complex would cost $100.5 million. OPIC will allocate $50 million for co-financing the project.

Paarl Waste Water Treatment Plant Gets an Upgrade 16 Nov, 2016
The upgraded Paarl waste water treatment plant in the Drakenstein Local Municipality has been officially unveiled on 15th November. The upgraded plant will improve the quality of water. The Paarl waste water treatment works (WWTW) project is one of the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant projects. The Department of Water and Sanitation and the municipality have invested over R225 million for the development of the infrastructure.

Cook Group Expanding Indianapolis Facility 16 Nov, 2016
Bloomington’s Cook Group is expanding. It is spending about $16.5 million dollars to grow its medical research and development facility in Indianapolis. The facility has been open since 2012. The money would be used to add more square footage and purchase additional lab equipment.

Tidelands Health breaks ground on new facility in Horry County 16 Nov, 2016
Tidelands Health and the Medical University of South Carolina held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 14 for a new, $11-million building to house the Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program. It is located on Holmestown Road, in the Burgess community of Myrtle Beach. The program will provide three years of hands-on training in family medicine for doctors who have graduated with their medical degrees.

Ruxton Chocolates breaks ground on suburban Baltimore facility 16 Nov, 2016
Ruxton Chocolates, the Baltimore-based manufacturer of Mary Sue Easter Eggs has broken ground on a 100,444-sq.-ft. facility. With help from $8 million in industrial revenue bonds from Baltimore County, Ruxton Chocolates will consolidate operations in Middle River. The company currently has two facilities in the city. Baltimore County documents show 1412 Tangier, a limited liability company named for the new facility’s address, has acquired 10 acres of land to build the facility. The company will lease the facility to Ruxton Chocolates. 1412 Tangier will repay the bonds, used as an economic development tool. The new facility is expected to open in summer 2017.

El Paso Electric to build Holloman solar facility 16 Nov, 2016
The U.S. Air Force and El Paso Electric will partner on a 5-MW solar facility at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Construction is expected to begin in December, and the utility’s first military solar project is expected to be operational by 2017. It’s expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,800 homes. The contract with Holloman will cover the project’s costs.

Steel company building 234,000-square-foot facility in Commerce City 16 Nov, 2016
Intsel Steel, a steel distribution company, has begin construction of a 234,000-square-foot facility in Commerce City on 55 acres. The company plans to install a BNSF rail spur as well. Completion is expected by spring 2017. Intsel, a unit of Houston-based Triple-S Steel Holdings Inc., provides beams, plates, tubing and other structural-steel products to steel fabricators. The Commerce City site will operate under its Intsel Steel West division. It will make a $14.5 million capital investment in the new site.

Japan-based auto parts manufacturer to expand in Bloomington 16 Nov, 2016
Tsuchiya Group, Japanese automotive parts maker will invest $92 million for a new headquarters and research center in downtown Bloomington. The Bloomington facility will be the company’s first engineering and design center in North America. A ground breaking is expected for 2018.

Roche launches global initiative for cancer treatment research
BS 15 Nov, 2016
Roche has launched the global cancer immunotherapy Centers of Research Excellence (imCORE) network. This network brings together many of the world’s leading scientific and clinical experts in cancer immunotherapy to collaborate in investigating the most promising new treatment approaches. The goal is to rapidly initiate pre-clinical and clinical research based on the latest scientific discoveries and to aggregate and share data to accelerate the search for cures for people with cancer. Roche will invest up to Swiss Francs 100 million to support basic and clinical research collaborations related to cancer immunotherapy.

FedEx begins operations in the new logistics centre in Mexico 15 Nov, 2016
FedEx Express began operations at a new FedEx Logistics Centre located in the El Peral Industrial Park in the municipality of Cuautitlan Izcalli in the State of Mexico. The centre is part of a five-year expansion plan by FedEx in Mexico. The new 270,000 sq. ft. facility will allow the company to consolidate all logistics operations in one place, providing better control of inventory with real-time visibility and traceability of all shipping and movements. The highlights include: 26 loading and unloading platforms; more than 86,000 sq. ft. of storage space in selective rack systems of up to seven levels with 12,734 available positions; mezzanine with three levels of 15,000 sq. ft. each; maquila added-value station; post-sale reverse logistics customer care area; control tower for monitoring critical deliveries throughout the country; inventory administration operated by state-of-the-art WMSs and modulated growth capacity.

Kotak Mahindra Bank gets RBI nod to Open its First Overseas Branch in Dubai International Financial Centre 15 Nov, 2016
Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak), on 15th November, 2016 announced that it has received Reserve Bank of India’s approval to set up its branch in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai. The approval from RBI is subject to the necessary approvals to be received from the host regulator viz., Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Through this branch, Kotak will be able to raise off-shore deposits from Individuals and non-individuals and also offer off-shore asset products.

UAE-Singapore JV plan aluminium products plant in Abu Dhabi 15 Nov, 2016
Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll), a joint venture between Dubal Holding, Dubai Investment Industries (a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and Madar Aluminium Rolling Singapore (MARS) is setting up the plant in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Industrial Zone, Abu Dhabi at an investment of $120m. The plant will produce 65,000 tonnes of aluminium coils annually for use in the oil and gas refining industries and it will go on-stream by the Q3 2017.

Thar coal project enters construction phase 15 Nov, 2016
Engro Corporation has been consistently pursuing a coal mining and power project in Thar that has entered its construction phase. Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), which works in partnership with the Sindh government, has been allotted Thar block-2 in Pakistan which contains 1% (1.57 billion tons) of Thar coal reserves. The company is also setting up coal-based power plants with over 600MW production capacity at the mouth of the mine. Financial close of the project was achieved in April 2016 and work is planned to be completed in 42 months. The project would be ready on 3rd June, 2019. The Thar project has become part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Beijing is providing 50% of financing at London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) plus 4.5%. The remaining funds are being provided by Pakistani financial institutions.

Majid Al Futtaim to invest $71m in Sharjah mall 15 Nov, 2016
Majid Al Futtaim will invest $71m in its City Centre Sharjah as part of a redevelopment initiative, set for completion in the Q4 2017. While increasing the mall’s fashion and lifestyle brands by 25 new stores, boosting the total number of retailers to 150 and adding 13,700m2 of retail space, City Centre Sharjah’s expansion will also include a 12-screen VOX Cinemas, a City Centre Clinic and four new dining options. City Centre Sharjah’s enhancement will include an interior design, upgraded public areas and facilities such as prayer rooms, as well as improved entry points via welcome courts and 700 new covered parking spots.

Almac Group Outlines £27M Investment Plans 15 Nov, 2016
Almac Group is to invest £27m as part of plans to expand its operations in Europe and North America. It will pump £20m into its US site in Pennsylvania. This investment will include expanding an existing 240,000 sq ft facility and leasing a 26,000 sq ft office space in nearby Lansdale. The Group is also investing about £5m in building a laboratory and office facility at its global headquarters in Craigavon, Europe. Finally, a further £2m is being invested in the development of the Arran Chemical Company facility in Athlone which is acquired by Almac last year.

Hyosung to invest in PP production facility in Vietnam 15 Nov, 2016
Hyosung Corporation has proposed to invest in a polypropylene (PP) manufacturing plant in Vietnam. The plant which will be set up on an area of 608,910 sq. metres in Ba Ria Vung Tau province, will be set up in two phases. The company will invest $336 million for a capacity of 300 million tons per year in the first phase. In the second phase, it will invest $226 million for a capacity of 300,000 tons per year for another PP plant.

Singapore, Malaysia to sign high-speed train agreement 15 Nov, 2016
Singapore and Malaysia are expected to sign the bilateral agreement on developing the highly anticipated high-speed rail that will link the two countries early December 2016. The signing of the agreement will pave the way for construction to start in 2018, and the train is targeted to begin operations by 2026. The draft agreement would detail the cost and revenue-sharing aspects of the project, and whether the countries would build a tunnel or a bridge across the Johor Strait to link the rail. The proposed 350 kilometre double-track train will slash travel time, with terminus stations in Bandar Malaysia and Jurong East.

Slovnaft to invest $500 million by 2020 to upgrade petrochemical unit 15 Nov, 2016
Slovnaft, owned by Hungary’s MOL, will invest $500 million by 2020 to upgrade its petrochemical unit in Slovakia. The investment is part of MOL’s strategy to invest $4.5 billion in petrochemicals by 2030. It aimed to increase the share of non-fuel production to 50 percent from the current 10-15 percent. The refinery’s throughput is 124,000 barrels per day.

Precast concrete manufacturer to build facility in Charlestown 15 Nov, 2016
Ohio Valley Precast plans to build a 35,000 square foot facility at 15000 Rocket Plant Road, Charlestown, US. Clark County Council approved a resolution establishing an approximately 100 acre economic revitalization area for Ohio Valley Precast. The company will invest $12 million in constructing their Clark County facility, which will be completed by the Q2 2017. The first two phases of constructing the facility will take up 15 to 20 acres of the economic revitalization area, but Ohio Valley Precast wanted room to expand.

Bombardier facility in WV to expand, add jobs 15 Nov, 2016
Bombardier is expanding its West Virginia Air Center in Bridgeport, US. The center repairs parts of the company’s aircraft used by different commercial airlines. The service center will expand from 145,000 square feet to 300,000 square feet, and the number of maintenance lines will increase from nine to 20. The expansion project is slated to begin in the spring of 2017. After the expansion, the facility will provide maintenance services such as wheel and tire overhaul, non-destructive testing, tooling design and interior refurbishment for its aircraft. The state Economic Development Authority gave initial approval in September for Bombardier to receive an additional $7 million to improve its Bridgeport facility in areas such as HVAC systems, security cameras and the repainting of the hangar’s exterior.

ExxonMobil Petchem Expansion Near Houston Fueled by Shale Gas, Liquids 14 Nov, 2016
A production unit is being added to ExxonMobil’s Beaumont polyethylene plant east of Houston fueled by unconventional natural gas to boost capacity by 65%, or 650,000 metric tons/year. Construction of the new petrochemical unit has begun at the plant, where current polyethylene production capacity is 1 million metric tons/year (mmty). Startup is expected in 2019. The Beaumont project builds on supply advantages created by it’s expansion of its Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant in Texas, where two similar polyethylene units are being added. Combined, the multi-billion dollar investment would increase the company’s U.S. polyethylene production by 40%, or nearly 2 mmty.

China’s Tangshan to build new $5.5 billion steel project, cut capacity 14 Nov, 2016
Tangshan will create a new steel conglomerate and relocate 8 million tonnes of annual production capacity to a site on the coast. The city will consolidate 10 local steel firms and invest 38 billion yuan to build the new Tangshan Bohai Steel Project. The project will be sited 40 kilometers from the city’s old steel district of Fengnan. Construction finally got under way last week. The project will be completed in four years.

Daibochi to invest RM29m to expand into Myanmar 14 Nov, 2016
Daibochi Plastic and Packaging Industry Bhd will invest USD 6.8mil to set up a joint venture company in Myanmar. The flexible packaging manufacturer on 14th November, 2016 inked an memorandum of agreement with Myanmar Smart Pack Industrial Company Ltd (MSP) to set up a production facility in Myanmar, under the JV company, Daibochi Packaging (Myanmar) Co. Ltd. (DPM). The JV company will take over MSP’s existing business, premises and equipment in Myanmar. The group also plans to invest an additional capital expenditure of US$5.5mil over three years to enhance the production capacity, quality and efficiency of the manufacturing facility.

China Plans 58 mn kw Nuclear Power By 2020 14 Nov, 2016
China will have 58 million kilowatts (kw) of installed nuclear power by 2020. The government will have around 30 million kw of nulcear energy facility going into operation and over 30 million kw of such facility under construction in the next five years. China is expected to require about 6.8 trillion to 7.2 trillion kw of power by 2020, with per capita power consumption of about 5,000 kw, close to the level of medium-developed countries.

Wants Rupganj Gas Field pipeline by Dec 7 14 Nov, 2016
Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company have to complete the pipeline construction work by 7th December, 2016 to provide natural gas to national grid from newly discovered Rupganj Gas Field in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. The gas field discovered by the Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) could supply 10 million cubic feet of gas with which a 50 megawatt (MW) power plant could be powered or around 100 large scale industries could be operated. The authorities plan to set up a 6 km-long gas transmission line to feed it to the national grid. It needs permission from the Roads and Highway Department for the project.

Bulgaria and Romania launch gas pipeline 14 Nov, 2016
Bulgaria and Romania opened a new natural gas pipeline on 11th November, 2016. The 25-km pipeline, which runs under the Danube River and can operate in either direction, will allow Bulgaria to import gas from Europe. It will also support Bulgaria’s bid to create a regional gas hub at the Black Sea port of Varna. In April, Bulgaria and Romania signed a contract with Austrian construction firm Habau to complete their 24-million euro interconnector. The pipeline has a maximum capacity of 1.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas per year from Bulgaria to Romania while the capacity going the other way is 500 million cubic metres per year.

Hungary’s MOL Group to invest US$1.9 bln in petrochemical business 14 Nov, 2016
MOL Group has revealed plans to invest US$1.9 bn until 2021 to develop its petrochemicals business. The first phase strategic projects in petrochemicals are expected to contribute $250m-$300m annually to its EBITDA, while the weight of customer services is expected to exceed 20% of its total EBITDA by 2021. The company will invest more than US$500 mln into its steam crackers in Hungary and Slovakia. MOL is also planning to invest in propylene oxide based polyols, a high-value product applied in the automotive industry, packaging and furniture manufacturing.

Strategic Minerals to invest A$250,000 into its joint venture 14 Nov, 2016
Strategic Minerals PLC has agreed a deal to pump A$250,000 into its joint venture company, Central Australia Rare Earths Pty Ltd (CARE). The cash will be used to fund the drilling of CARE’s Mount Weld gold and rare earth prospect, as well as the continuation of exploration works at its Hanns Camp nickel sulphide project in Western Australia. Drilling at Mount Weld and over ground electromagnetic surveying are expected to be carried out in H1 2017.

Federal Bank to open its first overseas branch in Dubai 14 Nov, 2016
Federal Bank on 14th November, 2016 has received Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s permission to open its first international branch at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The permission is subject to other approvals from the host regulator, Dubai Financial Services Authority. The proposed branch will help the Bank serve its Non-Resident clientele better.

Orange to build 34 MW of solar projects in Jordan 14 Nov, 2016
The Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund’s financing will be provided for up to five solar plants in Jordan, for telecommunications company Orange, with an expected capacity of 34 MW. Construction is due to begin in 2017. The catalyst fund currently has USD 47 million to invest in renewable energy projects, and it’s looking at Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt for the next investment.

Taos Ski Valley village proposes wastewater facility expansion 14 Nov, 2016
The village of Taos Ski Valley, Mexico is asking for public comments on a proposal to expand and upgrade its existing wastewater treatment facility. The facility is currently rated to treat up to 167,000 gallons of waste per day. The facility handles about 120,000 gallons. The wastewater upgrade is expected to cost $6 million. The village received a $500,000 grant/loan from a state water revolving fund. The village would like to begin construction next summer.

Eni to develop 20-50 MW solar plant in Ghana 14 Nov, 2016
Eni has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) for the development of renewable energy projects in Ghana -in particular, for a 20 to 50 MW solar plant. The plant is to be located in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone (NSEZ) and the two companies are to participate in assessing the technical and economic feasibility of the project. Also, the company most recently partnered with Sonatrach for a 10 MW PV plant in the Bir Rebaa North (BRN) field.

Acciona connects 246 MW solar plant to the grid in Chile 14 Nov, 2016
Acciona Energia has connected its 246 MW El Romero Solar plant to the Central Interconnected System (SIC) grid located in the municipality of Vallenar, in the Atacama region of Chile. Construction took 13 months using 776,000 modules across 280 hectares and requiring an investment of US$343 million.

Suiza Dairy breaks ground on $30M Aguadilla plant 14 Nov, 2016
Suiza Dairy announced the start of construction of Puerto Rico’s first milk plant to be located in Aguadilla, US. The project entails a $30 million private capital investment. The construction of the state-of-the-art plant starts in 2017 and will be ready to operate in 2018. The plant will make omega milk with fiber and prebiotic. The plant is the result of a collaborative effort between Grupo Gloria, the Municipality of Aguadilla and the Agriculture Department.

DPC investing $18.3m in new power plant 14 Nov, 2016
DMCI Power Corp (DPC) is investing up to $18.3 million in the building of a new bunker-fired power plant in the Philippines. The 3×6.3-megawatt plant will be constructed at Irawan village in Puerto Princesa City, in the province of Palawan upon the request of the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO). The power facility is targeted to commercially operate by last quarter of 2017.

FlamencoTech to set up lab in US; invests $1 million
Deccan Herald 13 Nov, 2016
FlamencoTech, a software-as-a-service-based (SaaS) solution provider owned by FutureIP will invest $1 million as part of its expansion plan and is going for expansion in the North American and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. For the North American expansion, the company has already identified Harbour Industries as its partner. It has committed an investment of $0.5 million along with Harbour Industries to establish a technology lab in Chicago. The US partner will also invest the rest of the money in the lab, and it will be ready by this December. As part of the expansion plan, FlamencoTech will invest $0.5 million in the operation side too. Though it is looking at raising funds through internal accruals, it is holding discussions with VCs on raising funds.

S. Korean firm to set up deck plate factory in PH 13 Nov, 2016
Duckshin Housing, South Korea based construction and engineering company, is planning to invest in a deck plate manufacturing plant in Philippines next year. It has been conducting market surveys to support the establishment of a local branch in the Philippines to increase its market presence. Deck plate construction innovation is a building material used during construction for buildings, large high-rise, commercial and industrial structures and bridges. It is used as bottom formwork when placing concrete.

BIRD to invest $4m in renewable energy projects 13 Nov, 2016
The BIRD Foundation will provide $4 million grants for five joint Israeli-US renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The chosen projects are: an automatic heliostat cleaning device aimed at boosting power production and reducing operating costs; development of an ethanol production process from agricultural waste at low prices; development of an analytics system which will predict and identify commercial roofs suitable for solar systems; development of lower-cost catalysts for energy storage devices; and, developing an electrostatic speaker with significant energy savings. The Israeli companies and academic institutions which have cooperated with US entities are BrightSource Industries, CelDezyner, Solview Systems, Waves Audio and the Technion

Rubber World Industries to invest USD 2 million to further expand its factory in Ajman 13 Nov, 2016
Rubber World Industries (RWI), the manufacturer of closed-cell rubber insulation ‘Gulf-O-flex’ in the Gulf and South East Asia and part of the international business conglomerate, the Shaikhani Group of Companies, is going to invest USD 2 million to further expand the current production facilities. This will involve additional production lines, new equipment and a new R&D laboratory. This new expansion is expected to triple the manufacturer’s production capacity within Q1 2017. RWI will also introduce Glass Wool Thermal Insulation to its line of products.

Lark expansion set to break ground Monday 13 Nov, 2016

A 29-room, four-story expansion to the Lark Hotel is set to break ground on 14th November at the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue in the US. Formerly the site of the vacant Imperial Inn, the 38-room Lark opened in 2015. The expansion project has an expected completion date of spring 2018.

Wadi Degla opens Sh2 billion Nairobi facility at Runda 12 Nov, 2016
Wadi Degla Holding has opened the doors to its massive Ksh2 billion Sports, Social and Leisure club following the completion of construction works by a team of Kenyan and Egyptian engineers. The club, located in Runda, off Kiambu road, now becomes the first to open of three clubs that Wadi Degla Clubs is building in Nairobi, part of a KSh10 billion investment by the Egyptian corporation. Wadi Degla Runda club is a multi-sport facility inspired by modern Egyptian architecture.

NIA opens new logistics centre in Dubai 12 Nov, 2016
NIA, a UAE-based enterprise dealing in home appliances and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) solutions, has opened a sprawling new headquarters at Jebel Ali free zone area (Jafza) in Dubai. The facility will function as the design, marketing and logistics centre for the company’s marketing and warehousing requirements. The facility will house 14,000 sq m of office space, 3000 sq m of office area, and a warehouse spanning 9,000 sq m. The facility will offer services including a technology centre displaying the latest developments in air conditioning, an academy for training and certification of engineers, as well as logistics and operations, with total storage capacity of 100,000 units. It also aims to expand operations from CIS to Africa in the future.

California dairy digester system complete, plans expansion 11 Nov, 2016
Mass Energy Works is the developer and operator of the covered lagoon, 800-kilowatt digester system at Open Sky Ranch Dairy in Riverdale, California. It secured funding for this project, part of which was a $973,000 grant via the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Dairy Digester Research and Development Program. For this project, Mass Energy refurbished and redesigned a former Vintage Dairy Digester-the original digester was decommissioned by a separate owner and developer in 2010-to supply power for the dairy. Now, the dairy is 100 percent sustained by its own energy, and an expansion is in the works, hoping to install a second engine by the end of next year.

Dalian Wanda to invest $14.7 billion in tourism, mall projects in China’s south
Reuters 11 Nov, 2016
Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co Ltd will increase its investment in the southern province of Hunan by 100 billion yuan to build a mega cultural and tourism project and 15 shopping malls. Most of the investment will go to Changsha, Hunan’s capital city. It will add five more “Wanda Plaza” shopping malls in the city, and spend 50 billion yuan to build a “Wanda City” – a development that usually includes theme parks, shopping malls, hotels and residential projects. Wanda is building similar projects around the country and would look to build at least 20 such complexes in China.

Shell Plans to Invest $10 Billion in Brazil Over Next Five Years 10 Nov, 2016
Oil major Shell is planning to invest $10 billion in Brazil as part of a bid to double its global deep water production by the early 2020s. That would come on top of the more than $30 billion in capital the company says it has deployed in Brazil, where it operates 5,500 energy stations and acquired a large number of oil-and-gas assets earlier this year via its takeover of BG Group PLC.

Australia approves Adani coal mine project 11 Nov, 2016
Adani’s plan to build one of the world’s largest coal mines in Australia received a boost on 10th November, 2016 by a last-minute amendment to Queensland’s new water laws that would exempt the Indian mining giant’s controversy-hit 21.7 billion dollar project from any public objection process. The Queensland government has granted Adani’s Carmichael mine project in the Galilee Basin an 11th-hour exemption to new water laws that could have seen the project subjected to further legal challenges.

Construction completed for Detroit’s light rail system 11 Nov, 2016
Detroit (AP) has completed construction work on Detroit’s light-rail system in US. It welded the final pieces of rail, completing the QLINE track that extends 3.3 miles north along Woodward Avenue from downtown. Next up is training and testing of streetcars.

Holcim Inaugurates Cement Terminal in Lampung 11 Nov, 2016
Holcim Indonesia inaugurated a Rp 400 billion new cement terminal in Lampung, Indonesia. This terminal uses the latest technology and environmentally friendly equipment and a jetty to support the operation. The terminal-which is designed to process up to a million metric tons of cement annually- is built on 4.7-hectares in Rangai Tritunggal village.

Second Hyatt Place Hotel Set To Open In The United Kingdom 11 Nov, 2016
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced on 11th November, 2016 that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with M&L Hospitality for a Hyatt Place hotel in London, to be managed by Cycas Hospitality. Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport will mark the second Hyatt Place hotel and the fifth Hyatt-branded hotel in the United Kingdom. Expected to open in early 2017 following an extensive renovation of the existing building. Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport will offer: 350 spacious guestrooms, including a plush Hyatt Grand Bed, media and work center with a 42″ flat-panel HDTV and comfortable Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper, Gallery Hosts unique to the Hyatt Place brand who are available 24/7, 24/7 Gallery Market offering grab ‘n go items, such as snacks and sandwiches, Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails, Meetings Spaces, offering seven flexible, high-tech meeting/function space that can accommodate 2-100 delegates, 24-hour StayFit Gym featuring fully stocked exercise equipment

Nyack Hospital $22 million expansion approved 11 Nov, 2016
Work on a $22.2 million expansion project at Nyack Hospital, New York will soon be underway. The hospital’s proposal to build a two-story, 16,300 square-foot addition, which will house a redesigned emergency department and outpatient facility, was unanimously approved on 07th November, 2016 by the Nyack Village Planning Board. Construction is expected to begin by late fall and end by early 2018. The addition approved by the Planning Board not only includes a redesigned emergency room, but also a “medical village” outpatient facility of primary and specialty health providers.

Genoil Signs Letter of Intent for $50 Billion of Work in Russia and Chechnya 11 Nov, 2016
Chinese banks will finance the 3.5 MMBOPD project with heavy oil upgraders. Genoil Inc. has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for $50 billion worth of projects in Russia and Chechnya. The engineering company will develop oil fields and construct clean technology upgraders, refineries and pipelines in Russia. The project is designed to produce 3.5 MMBOPD, adding to Russia’s output at a time when the country is producing at a post-Soviet high. Deal includes building new refinery capacity. As part of the LOI, Genoil will be responsible for the design and construction of six million tons per year of new refinery capacity in Chechnya. To facilitate this, Genoil will organize a consortium of Chinese engineering and services companies to provide all the necessary support and project guarantees.

Kazakhstan, S. Korea plan joint oil & gas processing projects 11 Nov, 2016
Kazakhstan and South Korean discussed the expansion of cooperation in the energy sector and the possibility of implementing joint projects in oil and gas processing. The parties also discussed the medical tourism and the possibility of creation of a free trade zone between South Korea and the Eurasian Economic Union, and a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, including trade and economic, financial, investment, transport and communications, research and technical cooperation.

UMW Oil & Gas wins jack up contract for Ophir field 11 Nov, 2016
UMW Oil & Gas (UMW-OG) wins a contract for the provision of a Jack-Up Drilling Rig and Services for the Ophir Field, Terengganu, Malaysia. It will use its UMW NAGA 2 to fulfill the contract, which is to drill three wells for a minimum duration of fifty days, commencing in second quarter of 2017. The contract was awarded by Ophir Production, a joint venture between Octanex, Scomi D&P and Vestigo Petroleum.

MidAmerican Energy completes 71-mile Iowa transmission line 10 Nov, 2016
MidAmerican Energy has recently completed construction on the new 345-kV transmission line in Franklin, Butler and Black Hawk counties in Iowa, US known as Multi-Value Project (MVP) 4. The line spans 71 miles in northeast Iowa from Hampton to a location just east of Waterloo. It is also expanded a substation in Black Hawk County and upgraded the existing transmission lines along the same route.

Microsoft, Tata set up group to invest in Israeli IoT 10 Nov, 2016
Microsoft Ventures, a unit of China’s HNA, India’s Tata, GE Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures will join forces with Tel Aviv University and Pitango Venture Capital to set up a new $20 million fund to invest in Israeli startups that are developing Internet of Things (IOT) technologies. The new consortium will be called Israel IoT Innovations – i3 Equity Partners (“i3”). The new initiative “will be the first stop for IoT-related startups looking to access the main global players in the IoT space. The i3 collaboration plans to fund three to five high-potential seed and pre-seed startups annually with a financial investment of up to $1 million each. Selected companies will also benefit from technology, tools, mentoring, business development and other services. The i3 venture will be located at Tel Aviv University, Israel enabling startups to be close to the campus with its multiple research and service centers.

Calumet seeks to invest $30 million in Superior refinery 11 Nov, 2016
Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. submitted a permit application to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, seeking permission to move ahead with a $30 million project designed to improve the efficiency of the Superior refinery, USA. The project would improve the refinery’s ability to adjust its product mix on the fly and seize on market opportunities and continue to refine about 36,000 barrels of crude oil daily. The permit process for the project is expected to take 15-18 months and will involve state and federal authorities. The company wants to revamp the refinery’s vacuum tower, replacing its innards with new, more technologically advanced equipment.

Tata plans to turn around Port Talbot steel plant 11 Nov, 2016
The Tata group is working towards turning around Port Talbot, South Wales and a plan is in the works., which could entail a phased investment in assets and an overhaul of systems. The investment in the plant could be around $500 million but this may be staggered. The blast furnace at Port Talbot may call for relining in 2019. The investment in Port Talbot has been 185 million pounds in blast furnace and 60 million pounds in gas recovery after acquisition.

Ottawa to invest $350 million to help dairy producers adjust to CETA 10 Nov, 2016
Ottawa is setting aside $350 million to help dairy producers weather the impacts of Canada’s trade agreement with the European Union, announced on 10th November, 2016. A five-year, $250-million fund will help milk producers upgrade their equipment and increase productivity, while a second program will offer $100 million to cheese-makers to encourage them to modernize operations and diversify their products.

UPS (UPS) Will Invest $400M for New Regional Hub in Atlanta 10 Nov, 2016
UPS announced plans to invest in excess of $400 million to build a new regional package sorting hub on the west side of Atlanta. Construction will begin this month on a 341 acre industrial site in Fulton County with support from Georgia, Atlanta and Fulton County economic development teams. The project is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2018. The new facility will feature the latest UPS sorting, processing and data capture technology.

The Ritz-Carlton announces first hotel in New Zealand 10 Nov, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has signed a management agreement with NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited to open the first Ritz-Carlton, Auckland property in Auckland, New Zealand in 2019. The hotel will have 300 rooms and suites and facilities like two Ritz-Carlton ballrooms for its showcase events and weddings, as well as enhancing the city’s international convention and meetings.

Tolko mill officially sold to Canadian Kraft Paper Industries 10 Nov, 2016
The Tolko paper mill in The Pas, Man. has officially been sold to Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Limited. The Manitoba government said the sale is completed after being in the works for several weeks.

iBio Expands Product Development Capacity of cGMP Plant 10 Nov, 2016
iBio, Inc. announced completion of expanded product development capacity of its subsidiary, iBio CMO LLC, for the production of pharmaceutical proteins in hydroponically-grown green plants in New York. This expansion enables iBio CMO’s use of iBio proprietary technologies to conduct concurrent product development work for multiple clients in multiple product classes with time-saving transitions from laboratory-level feasibility and testing through cGMP production of active pharmaceutical ingredients for toxicology studies and phase 1 human clinical trials.

Swiss Krono Group opens wood processing plant 10 Nov, 2016
The Swiss Krono Group inaugurated a new wood processing plant producing oriented strand board (OSB) on 9th November, 2016 completed through an investment of HUF 30 billion in Vasarosnameny, Northeast Hungary. It will produce 300,000 cubic meters of OSB a year, increasing the group’s total output by 20% from the current 1.5 million cubic meters. The products will be sold in Hungary and neighboring countries.

Baku, Tehran expand business ties 10 Nov, 2016
Business relations between Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Iran are developing steadily, as the two countries are constantly exploring the opportunities for boosting the trade ties. The two countries are currently engaged in the creation of joint plants for production of cars and pharmaceuticals, while the successful cooperation is an indicator of high confidence of Iranian investors in Azerbaijan. Groundbreaking ceremony of the joint Azerbaijani-Iranian pharmaceutical plant will be held in two weeks. Iran intends to build a hospital in Azerbaijan.

GM Plans To Invest More Than $900 Million In Three Facilities Including Bedford 09 Nov, 2016
General Motors on 9th November, 2016 announced initiatives to strengthen and align its production output at key U.S. manufacturing operations. The plans include investing more than $900 million in three facilities-Toledo Transmission Operations in Ohio, Lansing Grand River in Michigan and Bedford Casting Operations in Indiana -to prepare the facilities for future product programs. The company will invest $37 million to support future product programs in Bedford.

University Hospital gets green light to expand 09 Nov, 2016
University Health Care System in Augusta is expanding its emergency department. It received the certificate of need from the Georgia Department of Community Health last week. In February, University’s Executive Board approved a three-year, $30 million expansion project. The plan expands the department capacity from 55 to 78 treatment spaces. Those spaces include 60 emergency department beds, 12 pediatric treatment spaces and six psychiatric spaces. The redesign will create nursing station hubs at the center of 12-room pods. The project is forecast to take 30 months to complete. The project has already started.

Total signs agreement to develop Iran’s massive natural gas complex 09 Nov, 2016
French energy company Total signed a preliminary arrangement to work alongside Chinese company CNPC in producing offshore Iranian gas. Total signed a head of agreement deal with the National Iranian Oil Co. to help develop phase 11 of the South Pars natural gas complex in the Persian Gulf. Total will serve as the operator at the project with a 50.1 percent stake. CNPC takes on a 30 percent share. Under the terms of the agreement for South Pars, project partners will work toward finalizing a 20-year formal contract that meets the terms of post-sanctions guidelines. Total would start the bidding process for contracts to help develop the field once a final agreement is signed.

Bangladesh keen to invest $1b in power project with India, Bhutan 09 Nov, 2016
Bangladesh is willing to invest $ 1 billion in the 1125-MW Dorjilung Hydro-power project under trilateral cooperation with India and Bhutan. Emphasis has been laid on joint development of hydro-power projects and operationalisation of the BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal) Motor Vehicle Agreement.

Flogas, Stolt-Nielsen reveals plans for Rosyth LNG project 09 Nov, 2016
Flogas Britain, a UK gas supplier plans for a joint project to ship LNG directly to the Port of Rosyth in Fife. It has teamed up with Oslo-listed transport and storage business Stolt-Nielsen to see through the project. An unspecified engineering firm has also been engaged to support the construction phase. Completion is slated for 2019. However, the necessary permits have yet to be granted by local authorities. If the initiative comes to fruition, Stolt-Nielsen will ship LNG to Rosyth, where it will be stored before being delivered by Flogas across Scotland by road tanker, mainly to industrial customers.

Ornua invests €10m in German expansion 09 Nov, 2016
Ornua, Irish agri-food co-operative is investing €10m in its German operations, expanding its production facility in Dusseldorf. This is the third expansion of the facility, bringing the total investment in Neukirchen-Vluyn to €50m. The investment will expand production and storage facilities, in addition to developing enhanced office space. The development will take approximately 12 months to complete. Construction will be finished in September 2017.

Kuwait Petroleum to invest in Oman Oil’s Duqm refinery 09 Nov, 2016
Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International Ltd. (KPI), the international subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the development of Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Complex in the Duqm Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Oman’s Al Wusta Governorate. Duqm Refinery project is located in the special economic zone in Al Duqm, in the South East Al Wusta Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman. The refinery once completed will have the capacity to process 230 Mbpd of crude oil that will serve both local and international markets.

General Motors to invest more than $650M in Toledo transmission plant 09 Nov, 2016
General Motors will invest $667.6 million into the Toledo Transmission Operations plant. More than $1 billion has been invested into the plan since 2011. The factory produces rear-wheel-drive 6-speed, rear-wheel-drive 8-speed, and front-wheel-drive 6-speed transmissions used in a variety of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.

Nottingham-based Mellors Group to invest £3m in Skegness theme park 09 Nov, 2016
Nottingham-based Mellors Group will invest £3m to open new rides and attractions at Fantasy Island, based at Ingoldmells, near Skegness. The company took over Fantasy Island in March this year under the name Mellors Group Fantasy Island Holdings Ltd. Features will include a multi-platform indoor mini golf course, an American-style bowling alley and six junior and family rides. The new-look Fantasy Island will open on March 18, 2017.

Massive private investments planned in port of Antwerp 09 Nov, 2016
Port of Antwerp will embrace massive investments in the next few years. The SEA-Invest group is planning construction of a new tanker terminal in the Delwaide dock at an investment of 250 million euros. In the same dock the group will also operate an independent container terminal that it has acquired from Independent Maritime Terminal (IMT). This facility is currently located in the Hansa dock but will be moved to the Delwaide dock with an additional investment of 50 million euros. Also, a location has been found for the Houston-based international terminal operator Zenith Energy. An alternative site has been chosen on the Right bank of the Scheldt. In the Hansa dock, the SEA-Invest subsidiary SEA-Tank Terminal will build additional tank capacity for Total on the concession that it acquired from the IMT container terminal, representing an investment of 100 million euros.

Chinese textile firm to invest US$300 million in Ghana’s SADA zone 09 Nov, 2016
Chinese textile firm CNTAC is to invest US$300 million in Ghana’s SADA zone. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the government of Ghana and the CNTAC. The Authority has also signed an agreement with CAMAC, a Chinese engineering company, to embark on some infrastructure projects. CNTAC had already acquired 5,000 acres of land for the cultivation and processing of cotton.

Mother Road Brewing Signs Lease on Second Brewing Facility 09 Nov, 2016
Mother Road Brewing Company signed a lease on an 8,000-square-foot production facility. The new space, located at 1300 E. Butler Ave., will house a 20-barrel brewhouse and two 80-barrel and 120-barrel fermenters with a potential total capacity of 20,000 barrels per year. A tasting room and patio are in the plans. The total budget for buildout and equipment is $1 million and the goal is to have the doors open by April 2017. The new brewhouse and boiler assemblies will be fabricated by Ridgway, Colo.-based Forgeworks while local design and construction services will be provided by Rob T Construction and UPDESIGN’s Anne Soper.

ExxonMobil Begins Lubricant Production at Louisiana Plant 08 Nov, 2016

ExxonMobil’s lubricant plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, has achieved full production for the company’s line of jet-engine lubricants. The 90,000-square-foot facility is part of a $200-million investment to expand ExxonMobil’s integrated chemical and lubricant complex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The lubricant blending, packaging and distribution facility uses the latest manufacturing equipment, including in-line blending, high-speed quart line and flow-through racking, as well as a range of sustainable features to increase electrical energy efficiency, including natural day-lighting panels, a comprehensive recycling program and dedicated water-treatment facilities.

CPEC related energy projects to produce 17,000 MW in Pakistan 08 Nov, 2016
Some 17,045 MWs of energy would be generated by the help of energy projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan. As many as 1,100-MW electricity generated through these projects would be included in the national grid by the end of 2016. In 2017, about 1,650-MW electricity would be included in the system of power lines of the country while projects of 3,270-MW capacity would be operational by 2018. Additional projects of 2,250-MW power would be completed after 2018. The government has already initiated work on many of the aforementioned projects, the majority of which would be completed by 2018.

Mindtree opens new Salesforce facility in Germany 08 Nov, 2016
IT services provider Mindtree launched a new salesforce facility in Munich, Germany. This salesforce centre of excellence is anchored by Magnet 360, a salesforce partner and wholly-owned subsidiary of Mindtree. Salesforce is a pureplay cloud player and offers software used for customer relationship management. Mindtree and Magnet 360 will provide end-to-end salesforce expertise for consulting, development, delivery and support for its clients in Europe. The scope of capability for the new location spans the full range of the salesforce customer success platform, including sales cloud, service cloud, community cloud, marketing cloud etc.

ELSA expanding facility in $111 million investment, adding 114 jobs 08 Nov, 2016
ELSA Corp. plans to add 114 new jobs at its Elwood manufacturing facility as part of a $111 million expansion to provide additional parts to the Subaru plant in Lafayette, Louisiana. The company will expand the operations to cover 686,000 square feet across multiple buildings on the company’s Elwood campus. It will break ground this month on a second 63,000-square-foot addition. As part of its growth, the company is adding two production lines to produce fuel tanks, exhaust systems, air cleaners and air ducts for SIA, which assembles the Subaru Legacy, Outback and Impreza. ELSA plans to install new equipment over the next three years, allowing the company to double its production capacity to 1,800 automotive parts daily once complete.

DOH to open over P93-M hospital facility in Nueva Vizcaya 08 Nov, 2016
The Department of Health (DOH) is expected to open the more than P93-million additional facility for the Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines in November 2016. The newly-constructed facility-Out-Patient Department (OPD) building will be inaugurated on 24th November, 2016. The inauguration will also coincide with the ground breaking of the proposed Training Center Building of the VRH.

OGDCL’s LPG plant to begin processing by June 2017 08 Nov, 2016
Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) is all set to begin operation for a 98 million cubic feet/day liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant located at the Nashpa field of the in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan from the next June 2017. OGDCL awarded Chinese firm HBP the contract to install, construct and commission LPG processing and recovery. The project work is in full swing.

Rezidor Signs Radisson Blu Hotel in Rostov-On-Don, Russia 08 Nov, 2016
Radisson Blu and AGROCOM GROUP LLC are announced the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rostov-on-Don in Russia. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Rostov-on-Don will have 81 spacious rooms showcasing the new dynamic BluPrint interior design. The hotel is scheduled for opening in early 2017. The hotel will also feature a lobby bar, restaurant and spa.

Merck invests Euro 250 mn to expand pharma business’ production in China
BS 08 Nov, 2016
Merck is in process of augmenting production capacity of its pharmaceutical business in China by phase-wise investment of Euro 250 million in its Nantong plant, China. As part of this plan, the company on 4th November, 2016 inaugurated its Euro 170 million Nantong pharmaceutical plant, It is also announced a further investment of around Euro 80 million in a Life Science Center near the Nantong pharmaceutical plant to manufacture high-purity inorganic salts, cell culture media products as well as ready-to-use media. With the next investment of Euro 90 million announced, the facility is designed to accommodate full production capacity of up to 10 billion tablets a year by 2021.

Wacker to expand pyrogenic silica production in Germany 08 Nov, 2016
Wacker Chemie AG will raise the capacity of HDK pyrogenic silica by expanding a hydrophobic silica specialties plant at its site in Burghausen, Germany. The plant’s capacity will rise by 40 percent as a result, with capital expenditures on the project amounting to Euro 1.4 million. With work beginning early next year, project completion is expected in the third quarter of 2017.

Envirolastech to break ground on facility next week 08 Nov, 2016
Envirolastech Inc. plans to manufacture thermoplastic building materials made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials. The end product will be nonbiodegradeable, impervious to water and salt water, is stronger than concrete and will not get brittle in cold temperatures. The final piece of financing for the about $4 million project fit into place 07th November, 2016 and the city of St. Charles will close on the land deal- a 4-acre tract at the Chattanooga Innovation Park along Interstate 90. The company will be on tract to have its facility built in time to begin production in April 2017. The facility should cost about $1.2 million to complete and there will be an additional $1.2 million-plus in equipment for the manufacturing facility.

Lotus Opening U.S. Biscoff Cookie Manufacturing Facility 08 Nov, 2016
Lotus Bakeries, is considering a site in Mebane, North Carolina for a new Biscoff manufacturing site. Construction is set to start in the first half of 2017 with an expected operational date some time in 2019. The company is also building another manufacturing site in Belgium.

Chivas Brothers unveils plans to build new £40m bottling facility 08 Nov, 2016
Chivas Brothers plans to build a new £40 million bottling facility in Dumbarton, Scotland. The company will close its operations in Paisley, UK and relocate all employees to the new Kilmalid site, UK over the next three years. The transfer of activities is set to start in 2018, with completion of the new bottling hall and offices scheduled for completion in 2019.

COFCO plans expansion in Brazils sugar cane industry 07 Nov, 2016
COFCO Agri is looking at opportunities to expand in the Brazilian cane milling industry in Brazil. It will crush 14.5 million tonnes of cane in the current season, up from 11 million tonnes last year. COFCO expects to crush 18 million tonnes by 2019 through small investments in the mills it already owns.

Prospect Resources Ltd developing Africa’s largest lithium project 07 Nov, 2016

Prospect Resources Ltd is focused on rapid expansion of lithium JORC Resources at the Arcadia lithium project in Zimbabwe. Prospect has a three-pronged growth strategy for Arcadia comprised of 1) exploration; 2) JORC Resource expansion; and 3) development and mining. A maiden resource estimate of 36 million tonnes grading 1.17% lithium oxide and 107ppm tantalum oxide was recently defined at Arcadia. Mine development is expected to begin during January 2017. The resource contains 425,000 tonnes of lithium oxide and 9 million pounds of tantalum oxide. Drilling in progress since early October will look to extend the Mineral Resource estimate along strike and down dip. The phase 3 drilling is underway, utilising three diamond and two reverse circulation rigs. Work is focusing on testing three new areas; the southwest and northeast strike extension of the deposit, in addition to the northwest down dip extension. Arcadia lithium project: Drilling to date has covered less than 20% of the company’s mining licence area.

Korea’s LG Chem to invest $100 million in Chinese plant to up ABS production 07 Nov, 2016
LG Chem Ltd., chemical and battery making unit under South Korean conglomerate LG Group, will expand the output of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), a lightweight plastic material widely used in information technology (IT) and vehicle products. It will invest $100 million to double annual production capacity of ABS plastic at its manufacturing facility in Huizhou from the current 150,000 tons to 300,000 tons. The facility is jointly owned by LG Chem and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) based on a 50:50 partnership investment. The latest facility expansion will be invested only by LG Chem. The company will aim to complete construction by the end of next year. LG Chem also plans to improve processing of its Yongxing facility in Ningbo with an aim to raise output from the current 760,000 tons to 800,000 tons.

Inventec to expand overseas production capacity 07 Nov, 2016
ODM Inventec will expand production capacity for servers in Mexico and the Czech Republic and for PCs and smart terminal devices in India in 2017 and is evaluating the feasibility of setting up a factory in Indonesia. Inventec has acquired a building in northern Taiwan from smartphone vendor HTC which will become an R&D headquarters an accommodate an expanded R&D staff focused on storage equipment and switches.

Green energy project starts in Tainan 07 Nov, 2016
The Executive Yuan on 6th November, launched a green energy technology park project in Tainan. The park, which is to be built in the Shalun area in Tainan’s Gueiren District, is to be a test site for new technologies and create a zero-waste economy, featuring electric buses that can be wirelessly charged, cars fitted with solar panels and eco-friendly buildings. The central area of the park is to cover 22.3 hectares near the Taiwan High Speed Rail’s Tainan Station and house a joint research center and a testing facility. A proposed 200 hectare film studio to be built on the farm would leave an area of 700 hectares as a bird sanctuary.

Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group starts operations in US
HBL 06 Nov, 2016
Lulu Group International has expanded its operations in the US by inaugurating food processing and logistics bases. Y International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the group launched its operation in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The world–class export centre will purchase, process, re-label and export food, non-food, chilled and frozen products made in the US.

New Wood Manufacturing Facility to Open in Louisiana 06 Nov, 2016
Le Moyen Mill & Timber LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Adobe Machinery Group, plans to acquire land in order to develop a wood products manufacturing facility in LeMoyen, La with an additional $2 million investment. Le Moyen Mill & Timber LLC was formed to acquire and operate the sawmill’s land, buildings and equipment. The company will repurpose the lumber mill previously operated by Bayou State Lumber Co. In addition, it will purchase both standing timber and cut logs, saw boards and timbers and then assemble timber and laminated mats at the facility. The facility features more than 190 acres with two rail spurs, more than 431,000 square feet of buildings including three sawmills, and another 200,000 square feet of covered storage.

Aboitiz Toledo plant to give 300MW to Visayas grid in 2018 06 Nov, 2016
More than 300 MW of power is expected to enter the Visayas Grid once Aboitiz Power Corp.’s coal-fired power plant in Toledo City begins commercial operations by the first quarter of 2018. Construction is underway and it may start the commissioning process by the first quarter of next year. The 340-MW coal-fired power plant in Sitio Looc, Barangay Bato is being constructed by Therma Power Visayas Inc. (TPVI), one of Aboitiz Power’s units. By 2018, the plant is expected to supply power to the Visayas Grid.

GPH to set up new steel plant in Cox’s Bazar 06 Nov, 2016
GPH Ispat Ltd plans a new steel plant with most modern technology at Kumira under Sitakunda. The company has signed a contract with Austria in this regard. The new plant will produce 8,40,000 tonnes of billet and 6,40,000 tonnes of re-bars per year. GPH has signed a contract for getting loan amounting to US$ 154 million with 12 banks, led by UCB. The company has also signed contract with Indian firm S M Dastur Ltd and Chinese Air Separation Plant for production of gas and liquefied oxygen. Besides, it is constructing a 10-storey administrative building at Kumira.

Molded Fiber Glass expansion project underway 06 Nov, 2016
A 16,000 square foot expansion project is underway at Molded Fiber Glass. The investment into the new addition and equipment will total more than $2 million at the plant located at Molded Fiber Glass place adjacent to Wade Avenue. The company will also be re-arranging portions of the plant to insure a more efficient operation. The company has long worked with the Chevrolet Corvette. The plant expansion should be done by the end of the year and the equipment is expected to arrive in the spring of 2017.

Cameroon To Construct Massive Sporting Complex To Host AFCON 2019 06 Nov, 2016
The Japoma sports complex will hold a 50,000 seat stadium, a sports hall, an Olympic swimming pool, a handball court, gym, a large pool, two training courts, tennis courts, an annex of the national Football Academy, a shopping centre and landscaped areas. A Turkish company will build the complex which is expected to cost around $143 billion with 75 percent of the project financed by the Turk Eximbank. A contract was signed with Yenigun Construction in December 2015 for construction of the complex. The complex which will be in Doula will be built between 18 and 22 months.

Rotana to open 16 new hotels in ME by 2017 06 Nov, 2016
Rotana plans to operate 100 hotels by 2020, with plans to open 16 new properties by 2017. The plans include the opening of five new properties in the UAE, four in Saudi Arabia, two each in Turkey and Iraq, and in Muscat, Oman. The extension work on one of the company’s UAE properties, The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah, will also take place next year. The developments will see more than 3,756 keys added to the group’s existing inventory by the end of 2017. Rotana is set to make its debut in Africa with the opening of more than 100-key Kin Plaza Arjaan by Rotana in Kinshasa, late in 2016. The group currently has a number of projects under various stages of development across Africa including Marrakesh, Luanda, Nouakchott, Dar es Salaam and Lagos.

Home design brand West Elm plans hotels in five cities 06 Nov, 2016
The home-design retailer West Elm plans for hotels in five cities: Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis; Savannah, Georgia; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Another 10 hotels are on the drawing board. The hotels will feature West Elm furniture and decor, local crafts, artwork and food. DDK, the hospitality company is partnering with West Elm on the project. West Elm is in charge of the hotels’ interior design, furnishings and marketing but will not own the properties. Instead, DDK will find real estate developers to manage each site. The first hotel opens late 2018 in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhoods.

Alba kick-starts upgrade project for Reduction Lines 4 & 5 06 Nov, 2016
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter kick-started an upgrade project aimed to increase the amperage of Reduction Lines 4 & 5 in September 2016. The Project – new pot lining design and installation will allow the increase in amperage on Reduction Lines 4 & 5. Upon the completion of the upgrade project, Alba expects to further increase its per annum production by 35,000 metric tonnes, thus accelerating our target of 1 million metric tonnes by end of 2017.

Chinese companies to invest $3 bn in Pakistan 06 Nov, 2016
Chinese investors announced investment of three billion dollar in energy, infrastructure, transport, real estate and other sectors in Pakistan. More investment would be made in Pakistan especially Punjab. The chief minister directed formation of a joint committee of Chinese investors and Punjab government to submit final recommendation within 14 days for giving a practical shape to investment of Chinese investors.

FG launches facility to boost rubber production, urges collaboration 06 Nov, 2016
The Federal Government has launched a prototype rubber sheet processing factories in Edo and Delta States to assist small scale rubber farmers in adding value to their products. It also called for more collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the rubber industry, with a view to exploring the economic potentials of the agricultural commodity for national development. It will be commissioning rubber sheet processing and effluent management factories at the Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN), Iyanomoh in Obaitan community near Benin City in Edo State and Ogo Ikilibi in Delta State.

$2.7b Onne Phase 4B port facility to begin operations soon 05 Nov, 2016
A portion of the new capacity being added at the Phase 4B area of the Onne Port Complex development Area in Rivers State will soon be put into commercial operations. The project is about 24 per cent completed. The General Manager of Deep Offshore Services Nigeria Limited, Tonye Apiafi, Concessionaire is investing over $ 2.7 billion in the Phase 4B of the Onne Port Complex. The project includes the dredging and reclamation of a total of 600 HA of swamp land, construction of 2000M of Jetty for Berths 12-19 and construction of over 3500M Jetty for port facilities including fabrication & construction yards. The Phase 4B project includes the construction of an inner channel and turning basin for vessels, stacking areas, a 6000 cubic meters capacity water distribution system and construction of roads networks in in excess of 15,500 meters. The Phase 4B project is a Public Private Partnership Project (PPP) initiative led by the Federal Government.

Belle Corporation to invest in proposed Manila airport project 04 Nov, 2016

In the Philippines, local investment vehicle Belle Corporation has agreed to join a consortium hoping to build a new international airport on reclaimed land near the southwest suburbs of Manila. It is partnering with the Solar Group to participate in an enterprise called All-Asia Resources And Reclamation Corporation, which wants to spend around $50 billion on the Philippine Global Gateway Project at Sangley Point. The massive infrastructure project near Cavite City would include a new seaport. Belle Corporation could take an equity stake in the scheme of up to 49%. The planned airport would have the ability to handle up to 50 million passengers well into the middle of the current century.

Woodfibre LNG to be first LNG plant built in B.C. 04 Nov, 2016
Woodfibre LNG plant near Squamish has been approved by the B.C. government. Construction of the $1.6-billion facility is to begin in 2018 and the start of operations expected in 2020. The parent company Pacific Oil and Gas has authorized the funds for construction. The plant’s liquefaction drives will be electricity-powered, not gas-powered. The plant will also feature an air-cooling system, instead of a seawater one.

Nigeria signs $500m power agreement with World Bank 04 Nov, 2016
The Nigerian Government has signed a number of agreements that will add more than 500 Megawatts electric power to the National Grid. The project meant to improve gas supply to Calabar Power Plant. Following the signing of the agreement, the World Bank would provide the Partial Risk Guarantee PRG, for the project.

107 hotel rooms being built for 2017 Solar Eclipse 04 Nov, 2016
Fairfield Inn & Suites, a new hotel being built in Tuscany Village, will have 107 new hotel rooms. The rooms will be ready for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

Kano to spend N1bn on culverts construction 05 Nov, 2016
Kano State government will spend over N1bn to re-construct culverts and landscape adjoining pathways in several parts of Kano metropolis as part of efforts to improve environmental sanitation and give the state capital a facelift that befits an emerging mega city. The project will cover eight metropolitan local governments in the first phase. The project will entail covering the culverts to prevent accumulation of rubbish, which could expose residents to environmental and health hazards, such as flooding and outbreak of diseases.

UAE group Phanes to build 300MW solar plant in Nigeria 05 Nov, 2016
Phanes Group has acquired the development contract for 300 MW of new solar PV capacity in Nigeria. The first project will entail a 100 MW solar farm in Sokoto region, with the first 50 MW phase of the plant penciled in for completion in the first quarter of 2018, and the entire plant scheduled to be online before the end of that year. An additional two 100 MW solar plants are mooted for 2019, located in the Mando area of Kadnuna, and Birnin-Kebbi in Kebbi. The company has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with some of the country’s utility-scale solar power developers, and for the 2019 farms will partner with local developers under the brand Hasken-Rana.

Tucson utility seeking bids for new solar power facility 05 Nov, 2016
Tucson Electric Power is seeking bids for design and construction of a new 100 MW solar facility that could be built in the Tucson area or a location tied into existing transmission facilities. The new facility will begin producing power in early 2019. The company is also evaluating proposals for a 100-MW wind-powered facility that will be built by a project partner.

SRL Diagnostics steps up expansion, eyes 10% revenue from overseas 05 Nov, 2016
SRL Diagnostics is expanding its global footprint as it plans to add laboratories in South Asia, Gulf states and Africa. The company earns about 3 percent of its revenue from overseas operations and it aims to increase it to 8-10 percent in the next five years. In the next six months the company will be setting up two laboratories in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The company will use internal accruals for expansion and has no fund raising plans at present.

Tender floated for Deira Islands sewage plant 05 Nov, 2016
Nakheel has floated a tender for the design and build of a sewage treatment plant at Deira Islands in Dubai. The plant will have a capacity of 36,000m3 a day under phase one and include incoming sewer pipes, an inlet sewage lift station and associated works. The scope of work includes civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, hydraulics, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the plant. The deadline for tender submissions is 4th December, 2016

Diamond Cement factory inaugurated 05 Nov, 2016
A 50- million dollar cement plant has been inaugurated at Bokro in the Ahanta West District, Ghana on 3rd November, 2016. The factory produces one million tonnes of Portland limestone cement of 42.5R, 42.5N and 32.5 R grades per annum. Currently, the company is the only vertical roller mill in Ghana, which employs high class German technology to produce limestone cement, dolomite limestone and ordinary Portland cement.

Dubai to raise $3 bn for airport expansion 04 Nov, 2016
Dubai plans to raise $3 billion for the capacity-boosting of its two international airports that will enable them to serve up to 146 million passengers by 2025. The new Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) is planned to become the primary airport for Dubai, as well as the home to Emirates Airline from 2025. Under the proposed financing arrangement, coordinated by DOF, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), the three parties will work jointly to raise financing from various liquidity sources, both conventional and Islamic. HSBC is acting as Financial Advisor.

Gas Natural Fenosa acquires 1st powergen project in Brazil 04 Nov, 2016
Gas Natural Fenosa has acquired its first power generation project in Brazil through its subsidiary, Global Power Generation (GPG), from Spain’s Gransolar Group for €85 million. GPG will purchase a majority stake (85%) of two ready-to-build solar projects in Brazil’s northern state of Piaui: the Sobral I and the Serta I solar power plants, with a combined capacity of 60 MW. The plants, planned to start operations in the second half of 2017, have a 20-year power purchase agreement. With a current global portfolio of 2,866 MW of installed capacity, GPG plans to build 100 MW internationally by 2018.

Italy’s Marangoni to set up US$ 75 mn tyre plant in Horana 04 Nov, 2016
Marangoni’s Board of Investment has approved to set up a radial and industrial tyre manufacturing plant of US$ 75 million in Horana Industrial Park. The factory will have a capacity of 3 million tyres per annum, with 75 percent of production to be exported. The up and coming tyre plant will use local natural rubber for their operations and will create over 3,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.

Taaleri and Nowaste to invest in recycling plants in Nokia 04 Nov, 20166
Taaleri and Nowaste Oy will launch circular economy investments in Eco-Industrial Park, Nokia. The construction work on adjacent plots in Nokia’s Kolmenkulma Eco-Industrial Park has been launched to implement a new type of rubber and plastics processing complex. The Nokia-based growth company Nowaste Oy will invest at the location in a processing plant for vehicle tyres withdrawn from use and recycled plastics, while Taaleri’s circular economy fund will develop in the area a pyrolysis plant in which 7,500 tonnes of recycled raw material per year will be converted into oil, carbon, gas and metal. The total value of the investments is around EUR 5.5 million. Construction of the plants has begun, and they are due to start operating in summer 2017.

AEP to invest $1B in renewables 04 Nov, 2016
American Electric Power (AEP) will invest $1 billion in renewables. Some of the money going to renewables came from the September sale of three natural gas-fired and one coal-fired power plants to private-equity firms for $2.17 billion. AEP has formed two subsidiaries: one for small-scale wind and solar projects producing up to 5 MW and costing up to $15 million, and the second for large-scale utility-type wind and solar projects. The companies are AEP Onsite Partners and AEP Renewables, respectively. AEP will invest $17.3 billion in its core regulated operations and contracted renewables from 2017 to 2019. Initially, it will develop 21 renewable projects in eight states with $75 million in capital investment.

Recipharm invests €1.2 mn to expand Italian API facility 04 Nov, 2016
Recipharm, the Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO), has announced an investment of over €1.2 million to enhance its small scale GMP Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) development and manufacturing capabilities in Paderno Dugnano, Italy. The investment, which is in response to growing demand for Recipharm’s custom synthesis and early phase API manufacturing capabilities, has seen the opening of a new GMP kilo laboratory. The new area enhances the output of the facility’s existing laboratories and offers a fully GMP compliant service.

Huber Engineered Woods To Reopen Spring City Facility 04 Nov, 2016
Huber Engineered Woods LLC, manufacturer of specialty building products will reopen its manufacturing facility in Spring City. The facility is currently undergoing upgrades in preparation of manufacturing specialty panel products including AdvanTech subflooring and ZIP System sheathing products beginning in April 2018.

LifeNet Health opens new facility in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park 04 Nov, 2016
LifeNet Health is expanding its cell-based research and processing capacity with the opening of a facility in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), near Durham. It will be an extension of its flagship research center, the LifeNet Health Institute of Regenerative Medicine, located at the company’s headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Virginia Beach-based non-profit’s presence will serve as a center of excellence for collaboration with other research entities and provide an opportunity to build partnerships within the biomedical and regenerative science sector. Research and development at the North Carolina facility will focus on isolating liver cells and adult stem cells for applications in drug discovery and toxicity testing.

NIIT signs MoUs for two strategtic tie-ups in China 03 Nov, 2016

Skills and talent development company NIIT has signed an MoU with Yinchuan City Economic and Technology Development Zone to train 2,500 learners from universities, colleges and enterprises in the next five years with financial support from Ningxia provincial government. According to the MoU, NIIT will establish a training base in public-private partnership model to conduct IT training in Digital Transformation technologies. The company also joined hands with Ningxia University to provide IT training through ‘NIIT Inside Model’.

BOE to set up 3rd OLED factory in western China, say reports 03 Nov, 2016
BOE Technology will invest CNY46.5 billion to set up a 6G flexible OLED panel factory with monthly production capacity of 48,000 glass substrates in Mianyang City, western China, its third OLED factory in China, and will start construction in December 2016 and production in 2019. In addition, the company is setting up a 6G flexible OLED panel factory in Qingdao City, northern China, with investment of CNY22 billion, and will gradually install a monthly production capacity of 15,000 glass substrates in 2017, 2018 and 2019 each.

NOCI to invest up to $365 mln in Ivory Coast nickel project 03 Nov, 2016
Ivory Coast nickel company Nickel de l’Ouest Côte d’Ivoire (NOCI) will invest up to $365 million in concessions in the country’s west. The concessions include the Sipilou nickel mine, which miner and commodity trader Glencore inherited through its takeover of Xstrata in 2013. Glencore sold Sipilou last year, along with a copper mine in the Philippines and another nickel mine in the Dominican Republic for a total of $290 million. The cabinet approved at a meeting on 3rd November, 2016 an exploitation permit for concessions in Touba and Biankouma, along the western border with Guinea. The exploration had identified 60 million tonnes of reserves with nickel content of 1.74 percent. NOCI plans to invest 130 billion CFA in the first phase of the project with another 60 to 90 billion expected in the second phase.

El Paso Electric to build solar facility at Holloman base 03 Nov, 2016
Holloman Air Force Base is partnering with El Paso Electric to build a $13 million, 5 MW solar facility at Holloman base. Groundbreaking is planned for December and the facility is expected to be fully operational by 2017.

GE Oil & Gas expands services facility in Egypt 03 Nov, 2016
GE Oil & Gas has announced the expansion of its services facility in Egypt with an additional 2,000 sq. mtrs in the industrial free zone. The total area of the facility will now reach 5,000 sq. mtrs. The expanded facility will handle the assembly, disassembly, repair, maintenance and testing for its products locally in Egypt to serve both national and international oil and gas companies and it is expected to be fully operational by mid-2017.

Lineage to open new cold-storage facility in at port of Long Beach 03 Nov, 2016
Lineage Logistics is expected to open a new, 244,000-square-foot cold-storage facility at the port of Long Beach in Southern California by the end of the year. The facility will have 26,000 pallet positions and the capacity to handle 1,000 containers. There are 50 dock doors and six separate cooling chambers with the ability to hold multiple perishable products at the perfect temperature. The facility has a rail siding, allowing access to that mode of transportation.

Sonoco acquires Plastic Packaging to expand flexible packaging capabilities 03 Nov, 2016
Global packaging firm Sonoco has acquired privately held flexible packaging company Plastic Packaging (PPI) in a bid to expand its capabilities in Southeast US. PPI is engaged in providing short-run, customized flexible packaging for food products including frozen foods, baked goods, seafood; pet products such as dry food, bird seed, litter; and health and personal care including nutraceuticals, diapers, tissues/wipes. Sonoco expects the acquisition to provide additional lamination, wide and narrow web flexographic printing, and pouch and bag forming capabilities while expanding its customer base.

MAN Diesel & Turbo completes project in Pakistan 03 Nov, 2016
MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai Engineering (HEC) have completed the extension of a power plant in Pakistan for Attock Refinery (ARL). The plant, located northeast of Rawalpindi, is powered by Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and supplies electricity to a refinery. Three MAN 14V32/40 gensets generate 18 MW of electrical power for the processes in the refinery. Hyundai is responsible for the construction of the plant, whilst MAN took over the design and delivery of the engines and accessories, as well as the training of the operating personnel.

Coal-powered plant to inject 270 megawatts into Zambia grid 03 Nov, 2016
Zambia’s power utility said on 2nd November, 2016, that about 270 MW of power will be injected into the national grid by mid-month from a coal-fired power plant. The 270 MW of power from the 300 MW power plant constructed by coal miner, Maamba Collieries, will be injected into the national grid, while 30 MW will be used at the coal mine. The line upgrade works have been undertaken in order to increase the transmission capacity in readiness for evacuation of the 270 MW from Maamba as well as the additional power to be generated under Maamba phase two.

Wheatland Wind power project introduced 02 Nov, 2016
Greengate Power Corporation held an open house for the Wheatland Wind Development near Hussar. The planned project involves the installation of up to 48 wind turbines spread over 35,000 acres of privately owned, cultivated and grazing, land and will be able to provide up to 120 MW of electricity.

Drought-hit Mozambique signs first major solar power deal 02 Nov, 2016

Mozambique will start building a 40 MW solar plant near the city of Mocuba in Mozambique’s central, coastal Zambezia Province in early 2017, after Scatec Solar, which owns several such plants in Africa, signed an $80 million deal to sell electricity to the state-owned energy company for 25 years. The project is backed by the World Bank’s private-sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, and the public-private Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund.

Ajanta Pharma launches BP lowering tablets in US 02 Nov, 2016
Drug firm Ajanta Pharma on 2nd November, 2016 launched in the US market tablets used for lowering blood pressure. After the approval of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), the company has launched Amlodipine + Olmesartan Medoxomil tablets in the US market through its arm, Ajanta Pharma USA Inc.

Iran to invest in construction of wind farms in Armenia 02 Nov, 2016
MAPNA Group will invest in building wind farms in Armenia with an initial capacity of 50 MW. The group is involved in development and execution of thermal and renewable power, oil & gas, railway transportation and other industrial projects as well as manufacturing main equipment including gas and steam turbines, electrical generator, turbine blade and vane, HRSG and conventional boilers, electric and control systems, gas compressor, locomotive and other pertinent equipment.

Biogen SAS to Invest $92M in Puerto Rico, Create 350 Jobs 02 Nov, 2016
Biogen SAS is investing more than $92 million in Puerto Rico after buying assets that once belonged to Eli Lilly & Co. in the island’s southern region. The company will manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients at the plant in Guayama and employ about350 people in the next five years.

Italy’s SUN Consortium To Invest €94 In 2017 02 Nov, 2016
Supermercati Uniti Nazionali (SUN) is planning to invest €94 million in 2017 to increase its share of the supermarket/hypermarket segment to 3.5%, up from the current 3%. The investment will be used to open 31 stores, taking the group’s network to 626 outlets, and also to develop the Consilia private label brand, currently consisting of 1,984 product references.

Yanmar To Build New Training & Customer Experience Facility 02 Nov, 2016
Yanmar America has invested $20 million and acquired 50-plus acres of land in Acworth, Georgia for a new facility geared toward training and product demonstrations. The 50,000 sq. ft facility will feature classrooms with dedicated space for each of Yanmar’s product lines, as well as an auditorium, museum, office space and meeting space. Outdoor amenities will include a customer experience area for product demonstrations. Croft Architects Engineers based in Kennesaw, Georgia will design and engineer the facility. In addition, Carroll Daniel Construction from Gainesville, Georgia has been selected as the general contractor. The new facility is slated to open in August 2017 with an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site on 16th November, 2016.

Apple to Develop 2nd-Largest Research & Development Facility in Indonesia 02 Nov, 2016
Apple Inc. will start building its second-biggest research and development facility in Indonesia somewhere in 2017. The company may build several facilities across the Archipelago. Apple’s Asia Pacific is now searching for the best location, both in and outside Jakarta.

InterMoor upgrades Port Acu facility in Brazil 02 Nov, 2016
InterMoor, an Acteon company, has added inspection and testing capabilities to its marine base at the Açu Superport in São João da Barra, northern Rio de Janeiro. The base now boasts a 1,000-ton test bed and can perform load and breaking test for chain, wire rope and mooring accessories up to 800t SWL. The inspection, test, and certification capabilities also extend to cargo-handling material like cranes, hoists, rigging, water bags and slings.

FlyRight Expands N.C. Facility 02 Nov, 2016
FlyRight, a Flight simulator training provider opened a new training facility at Concord Regional Airport, North Carolina last month. The new 42,000-sq.ft facility offers classrooms, client break areas and a high bay that can accommodate up to seven full-motion simulators. The additional space will allow it to improve its current King Air training programs and expand its training to more aircraft platforms.

Dabur to acquire personal care business of South African CTL Group 01 Nov, 2016
Dabur will acquire the personal care, hair care and creams businesses of the South African based-CTL group of companies in a deal valued at $1.5 million. The acquisition will mark Dabur’s entry into the South African personal care market. In addition to that, Dabur South Africa (PTY) will also acquire certain equipment of Carbotec Laboratories Proprietary Ltd and immovable property from CTL Management and Personnel Services Proprietary.

Imperium Crown to invest S$5m into two cineplexes in China 01 Nov, 2016
Property investment firm Imperium Crown is planning to invest S$5 million in two cineplexes in China. The group will buy a 30 per cent stake each in the two companies under Yinguang group for S$1.3 million and S$3.7 million respectively. One company, Linyi Yinguang Cineplex Management Co, comprise cineplex assets of five cinema halls in Linyi City that are scheduled to begin operations in June next year. The other company, Zaozhuang Yinguang Cineplex Co, is being developed into eight cinema halls, an antiques auction house and retail outlets. Located in Zaozhuang City, the cineplex development will be completed in the second half of next year. It will finance the proposed acquisitions by internal funds and bank borrowings. It will also have the option to acquire an additional 19 per cent each in the companies, for 12 months after the signing of the conditional sale and purchase agreements.

Line-2 of Cherat Cement starts production 01 Nov, 2016
The second unit of Cherat Cement Factory – Line 2 – with the production capacity of 4,500 metric tonnes cement per day formally started production on 31st October, 2016. The first unit of the factory has been operational in the province since 1985. The production capacity of the first unit is 3,200 metric tonnes per day. The construction of the second unit was started in 2014 and completed within a short span of just two years.

South Asia Textiles embarks on another mega expansion 01 Nov, 2016
Having completed the initial Rs. 1 billion expansion programme, South Asia Textiles has decided to embark on another expansion programme to infuse the very latest state-of-art textile technology and machinery into its existing factory. This investment is likely to exceed US$ 3 million at the initial stage. Some of the machinery to be introduced will be the aerodynamic Air-Flow textile dye machines with absolute minimal usage of water, a continuous washer which saves water consumption up to 40 percent of the regular usage and a modern fully-automated 10 chamber that enhances efficiency and quality of the fabrics produced.

Najib: China investment in Malaysia set to expand 1 Nov, 2016
China’s investments in Malaysia are set to expand. Malaysian and Chinese companies will be signing more than 10 agreements, involving among others, investments in port construction, gas-pipe laying and water desalination plants, e-commerce, solar panel manufacturing and construction. Putrajaya and Beijing will also sign the framework financing agreement and engineering, procurement, construction Contract for the US$13.10 billion East Coast Railway Line (ECRL) project.

Avi Katz to Expand His $650 Million Real Estate Fund to New York
Bloomberg 1 Nov, 2016
Hagshama Fund, the private investment firm that has raised about $650 million from individual investors in Israel and the United Kingdom, will begin operating from New York next year as it seeks to boost real estate investments. The firm is targeting people willing to pool on average $25,000 with other investors to own slices of self-selected real estate projects in the U.S., Canada, Israel and in London. The firm also plans to branch into countries with growing middle classes, including Poland and Panama. It is also opening an office in Madrid in January. Investments include a $6 million equity stake in a $21 million residential building in Manhattan and a 9 million pound stake in a 27 million pound office building in Holborn, London.

Samsung to invest $1 billion in Austin plant to make mobile chips 1 Nov, 2016
Samsung is ramping up mobile chip manufacturing by investing $1 billion in an Austin, Texas, factory. The investment will be applied early next year, and will also be used to expand manufacturing of semiconductors for electronics. Samsung makes Exynos chips that are used in its smartphones, but also semiconductors for storage, memory and batteries. Most of the components in the Galaxy S7 handsets are made in Samsung factories. The Austin plant has 2.3 million square feet of space.

Adenium to build 15 MW PV plant in Jordan 1 Nov, 2016
Adenium Energy Capital will build a 15 MW solar plant for cement manufacturer Lafarge Jordan at its Rashadiya cement plant. Construction will start in early 2017, and expected to be completed by the third quarter of the year. The facility will feed electricity into Lafarge’s Rashadiya cement production facility in the southern governorate of Tafileh. It is a build-own-operate project with a private off-taker that will be financed on a non-recourse basis.

Korean institutional investors to invest in Manhattan office building 1 Nov, 2016
South Korea’s NongHyup Financial Group’s two insurance units – NongHyup Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and NongHyup Life Insurance Co. – and other local institutional investors including brokerage and insurance firms are planning to invest 600 billion won in 200 Liberty Street, a skyscraper located across the World Trade Center site that was severely damaged in the September 11 attacks in 2001, in the form of mortgage-backed debt with an aim to raise annual returns of 4 percent. The 40-story office building rests on a total floor area of 151,200 square meters and is valued at 1.2 trillion won.

Veggie Grill to Expand With $22 Million Investment 01 Nov, 2016
Veggie Grill, a vegan, fast-casual chain in Southern California, announced that its investors have funded a $22 million expansion for locations beyond the West Coast. It is still evaluating markets, but looking at the Midwest and the East Coast. Although it’s likely that the chain will expand to more urban areas, some other locations such as universities and airports are being considered as well.

Kerry Group to expand Rochester facility 01 Nov, 2016
Ireland-based food, nutrition and pharmaceutical company Kerry Group will spend $18.1 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Rochester. The spending is the first phase of a $28.6 million expansion project planned at the 2402 Seventh St. NW facility. The Rochester facility houses manufacturing for Kerry’s bioscience division. Kerry plans to build a 5,300-square-foot addition onto its Rochester plant that will hold a new spray dryer and two 10,000-gallon dryer feed tanks. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is contributing to the project with a $175,000 grant from the Job Creation Fund.

Aboitiz Group undertakes commissioning testing for Batangas biomass power plant 31 Oct, 2016
The Aboitiz Power Group is now undertaking commissioning and testing for its first biomass power plant in Lian, Batangas targeted under the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme. Aseagas Corp.’s 8.8-megawatt (MW) biomass plant has started undergoing commissioning, which could take a couple of months before it operates commercially.

Plastics supplier MACA to open new facility in Maysville 31 Oct, 2016
MACA Plastics, an automotive and medical industry supplier is renovating a 122,000-square foot facility in Maysville to make way for its operations. The facility, expected to open by year’s end, will produce injection-molded and assembled automotive components. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved tax incentives up to $2.5 million for the company through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

India, Palestine ink pact for setting up of techno park in Ramallah
PTI 31 Oct, 2016
India and Palestine, on October 31, 2016, signed an agreement for setting up of a techno park in Ramallah. India has announced grant of $12 million for setting up the park with payment of $3 million each on half-yearly basis for 2 years and the Palestinian side has made the land available for the project. Once completed, the Technopark will serve as an IT hub in Palestine with complete IT facilities offering a one-stop solution to all IT-related service requirements, providing state-of-the-art technology, hosting IT companies and foreign companies benefiting local business, universities and other institutions

Harry’s Fresh Foods opens new production facility in Nashville, Tennessee 31 Oct, 2016
US-based manufacturer of premium refrigerated products Harry’s Fresh Foods has expanded its operations by opening a 200,000 sq ft production facility in Nashville, Tennessee. The new Nashville facility will produce branded and private-label products for club, retail, industrial, and food-service customers such as desserts, sauces, entrees and sides, frozen foods, and gluten-free, organic, vegetarian and vegan products.

Samsung and LG invest US$11.6 Billion in Flexible OLEDs to Secure Orders for Apple’s iPhone 8 and beyond 31 Oct, 2016
LG Display and Samsung Display will be investing US$11.6 billion in flexible OLEDs this year alone to win new orders for the iPhone from Apple. Samsung Display will make additional investment of US$4.47 billion in OLEDs in the fourth quarter of this year alone raising their investment to 9.7 billion for 2016. LG is on schedule to spend aproximately US$4.5 billion. Samsung Display will expand the production capacity of its A3 Line to 70,000 units a month by the end of the first half of next year from 15,000 units a month now. LG Display will be able to mass-produce flexible OLEDs in the first half of next year when E5 Line in Gumi will enter its operation phase.

MGM Resorts ready to invest up to $10B on Japan casino 31 Oct, 2016
Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International could plow almost $10 billion into a Japanese casino via a publicly traded real estate investment trust. MGM would spend between 500 billion yen and one trillion yen on an ‘integrated resort’ – a large-scale project combining casinos with hotels, shopping and conference space – in Tokyo, Yokohama or Osaka. Multiple blue-chip companies would look for an equity stake in an MGM-led project.

Honda to invest $53 million in data center in Ohio 31 Oct, 2016
Honda, a major employer for Clark and Champaign counties, will invest $53 million to construct two buildings on its Central Ohio campus to house its North American information technology and market quality operations. The two new facilities will be located in Raymond, Ohio, and are scheduled to open in early 2017. The facilities are currently under construction and nearing completion. The 38,000-square-foot Ohio Data Center will increase data storage for the company. The 98,000-square foot North American Quality Center building will consolidate operations for several Honda organizations under one roof, including product quality.

Texas-based company to invest in Myanmar power sector 31 Oct, 2016
Texas-based Quasar Resources, an energy development company, is planning to invest from $300 to $400 million in the Myanmar power sector over the next five years. The company is looking at developing a number of projects including a 100MW solar power station in Sagaing Region.

Canada approves C$1.3 billion western gas pipeline expansion 31 Oct, 2016
The Canadian government on October 31, 2016 approved the C$1.3 billion expansion of a natural gas gathering pipeline in western Canada belonging to a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada Corp, with 36 conditions attached. The NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) expansion project will involve building and operating new gas pipelines facilities. The entire project is expected to be finished by the second quarter of 2018.

Domodedovo Airport near Moscow to invest 76bn roubles in infrastructure 31 Oct, 2016
Amount of investment by Domodedovo Airport administration in infrastructure development will total 76,2 billion roubles over the course of 2016–2026. The final sum will depend on market conditions, company’s cash flow and volume of available financing. The funds will be raised from the proceeds and loans. The object is scheduled to be built by March 2018, in the run-up to World Cup in Russia.

McLane Dothan to invest $17M in distribution expansion 29 Oct, 2016
McLane Dothan, part of the grocery division of McLane Co., announced that the Houston County Commission approved agreements to support an expansion that will create 50 jobs. Servicing customers in Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and the southern half of Georgia, the McLane division employs 300 workers in the tri-state area. The expansion project involves adding building space and equipment to support continued growth in its Southeastern footprint. The company, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation’s largest private fleets.

Euroget De-Invest builds 100-bed Madina District Hospital 29 Oct, 2016
Euroget De-Invest is constructing a new 100-bed capacity health facility to help increase access to health care in the Greater Accra Region. The new facility, known as the Madina District Hospital, is about 80 per cent complete. It will serve communities in and around Madina, Kwabenya, Adenta and beyond to save the residents of these areas from travelling longer distances to seek medical care.

Ground Broken On New Airport Facility, 400 Jobs 29 Oct, 2016
Ground has been broken at the planned major aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International Airport that will create 400 new jobs. VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering (VT MAE) plans to build the 173,000 square foot facility, spread over 19 acres of land. Design and construction of the $46 million dollar project is being made possible through a combination of funds from the State of Florida/Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, VT MAE, and the Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund. The construction will last approximately 16 months, with the facility opening for operation in early 2018.

Tata Steel to invest $130 million in mining partnership with Quebec government 28 Oct, 2016

Tata Steel has signed agreements with the Government of Quebec to conclude investments of Canadian Dollar $130 million to set up mining operations in Quebec Newfoundland and Labrador peninsula in Canada. The investments will be made through Tata Steel Minerals Canada, a joint venture established in October 2010 by the Indian firm and New Millennium Iron Corp. The investment will result in an 18 per cent equity stake for Resources Quebec in Tata Steel Minerals Canada. The shareholdings of Tata Steel and New Millennium Iron will be adjusted to 77.68 per cent and 4.32 per cent.

GMR in race for 850 mn Euro airport project in Greece 28 Oct, 2016
GMR Group along with Greece-based GEK Terna has bid for around 850 million Euro airport project in Greece. GMR Airports and GEK Terna have bid for the development, operations and management of the new international airport of Heraklion at Crete Island. Upon award, GMR Airports will be the airport operator for this project. The scope of the project involves design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the airport for a concession period of 35 years.

Dutch renewables firm plans to invest USD 90m in Iran 28 Oct, 2016
Netherlands-based Global Renewables Investments BV plans to make an initial investment of around EUR 90 million in the construction of wind and solar parks in Iran. Global Renewables Investments anticipates to deliver bankable renewable energy projects in partnership with Iranian firms Sheedsun, Energy Pak Soroush Hormozan, Lalehaye Khonin va Isargaran Khaf, as well as German company Greenmatech and Chinese Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor SUMEC.

Nigeria To Invest $10 Billion In Niger Delta Oil Industry 28 Oct, 2016
Government of Nigeria is pursuing a $10 billion infrastructure plan to boost oil production in the Niger Delta, which has been crippled by militants in recent months. The investment will be raised from oil companies, investors and individuals, as well as state governments and the federal government.

Api Gets Nod To Set Up 8 Solar Plants 27 Oct, 2016
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has authorised Api Power Company to develop eight solar power projects with a combined capacity of 19.5 MW. NEA on 23rd October, 2016 awarded license to the company after it won the tender to develop solar plants at eight different locations. The solar plants will be set up at Dhalkebar (1 MW), Dhuabi (1.5 MW), Parwanipur (8 MW), Simara (1 MW), Chandranighapur (4 MW), Bardaghat (1 MW), Chanauta (1.5 MW) and Kawasoti (1.5 MW). The company plans to complete the construction of the plants and connect the electricity generated to the national grid within a year.

Beximco to set up 30MW solar power plant in Panchagarh 27 Oct, 2016
Beximco plans to set up a 30-MW solar power plant in the northern district of Panchagarh through a joint venture with a Chinese company. The cabinet committee on purchase on 26th October, 2016 approved a proposal for power purchase from the joint venture at a rate of Tk 11.12 a unit under a 20-year contract. Beximco Power Co and Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology of China will set up the solar power plant at Tentulia in Panchagarh. The company with its own fund will procure the land and set up the transmission line and sub-station.

Alchip to set up subsidiary in Hefei 26 Oct, 2016
Alchip Technologies, provider of ASIC/SoC design services, has signed an MoU with the Hefei city government of China’s Anhui province to set up a subsidiary locally. According to the MoU, Alchip will assist Hefei to cultivate high-level professionals in the chipmaking sector, while providing design services for local firms via strategic partnerships and it will also be able to deepen its relationship with companies in Hefei.

MPG announces expansion of Indiana facility 26 Oct, 2016
Metaldyne Performance Group, provider of highly engineered components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets, plans to expand its operations in North Vernon, Indiana, USA, creating up to 126 new jobs by 2019. The company will invest $30.6 million to lease and equip the 32,400 sq. ft facility. With construction scheduled to begin later this month and operations slated to begin in 2018.

Hyundai Dymos to Set Up Seat Manufacturing Capability at Elio Motors Shreveport, La., Manufacturing Facility 25 Oct, 2016
Elio Motors, Inc., the startup vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheel vehicle, has announced Hyundai Dymos as its seating manufacturing partner. Hyundai Dymos will set up production capability onsite at Elio Motors’ Shreveport, Louisiana, manufacturing facility.

Huhtamaki to set up new flexible packaging units in Egypt and India 25 Oct, 2016
Huhtamaki will set up new manufacturing facilities in Egypt and India to boost growth in its flexible packaging business. The largest of the new units will be located in Cairo, while the other two are located in northeast India. In addition, one label manufacturing unit in Mumbai will be relocated and modernized, completing a round of investment worth approximately €32 million across the two countries. The majority of the changes are expected to take place before the end of 2017.

Ashland Opens Pharmaceutical Excipient Production Facility in China 25 Oct, 2016
Ashland cut the ribbon at the start of a new production line in Nanjing, China, fulfilling a pledge to produce its world-class excipients in Asia. Among the cellulose-based excipients, Ashland will make available to China’s markets include those sold under the Klucel HPC, Benecel HPMC, Blanose CMC, and Aqualon EMC trade names. The company also will make available a series of PVP-based polymer excipients, including Plasdone PVP and Polyplasdone PVPP polymers. All of these products are sold with a Registered Pharmaceutical Excipient Certificate, as required by the China Food & Drug Administration. 24 Oct, 2016s
The Government of Guinea-Bissau last week signed an agreement with the Chinese company, Shenyang Lan Sa Trading Co, for the construction of a biomass power plant to supply the cities of Bissau and Mansoa in the centre of the country. Under the agreement, the Chinese side is committed to producing an unspecified amount of rice, of which 67% will be for consumption and the remaining 33% to feed the power station. The signing of this memorandum is the culmination of five years of studies conducted by his company on the feasibility of the project.

East Cork firm to invest €6m in green energy plant 24 Oct, 2016
Eras Eco, a waste management company in East Cork plans to invest €6m in the construction of a green energy plant which will transform food waste into enough electricity to power 3,000 homes. The company will build the plant at its existing facility at Foxhole in Youghal and feed the electricity enough to power every home in the town into the national grid. The work on the facility, which has full planning permission, will start over the coming months. The facility will operate under a licence from the Environmental Protection Agency.

JSW Energy signs MoU to set up a thermal power plant in Kingdom of Swaziland 24 Oct, 2016
JSW Energy has signed a binding MoU with the Swaziland Electricity Company (SEC) and the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland to set up a thermal power plant in the Kingdom of Swaziland. The capacity of the power plant to be set up will be decided by JSW Energy in consultation with SEC based on the coal resources found during the exploration of an area of approximately 16,000 hectares to be prospected by JSW Energy under a prospecting license granted to them. JSW Energy and SEC shall also explore the possibility of exporting power to the neighboring countries that are connected through a common transmission network.

La Pine planning water and sewer upgrade 24 Oct, 2016
La Pine, the youngest city in Oregon, is undertaking an estimated $25 million project to improve its water and wastewater systems. La Pine is applying for state and federal grants to help fund the work. Potential grants include a $2 million Community Development Block Grant from the Oregon Business Development Department. Other funds could come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and various state agencies. Construction is expected to commence in 2018.

Groundbreaking for Research Facility 24 Oct, 2016
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) on 26th October, 2016, will join Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in celebrating the groundbreaking of a new research facility that will provide UTRGV and its School of Medicine vital space for medical research and educational and clinical uses. The facility will be built by DHR and DHR Real Estate Management, L.L.C., and leased to UTRGV. The private-public leasing agreement has been approved by The University of Texas Board of Regents in September 2016.

Petrobras & Total To Expand Joint Global Oil & Gas Projects 24 Oct, 2016
Petroleo Brasileiro or Petrobras (PBR) and French integrated oil giant Total (TOT) signed an agreement to expand joint work on oil-and-gas projects in Brazil and internationally. Petrobras and Total are already working on joint deep-water oil exploration projects, including one in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and another off the coast of Nigeria.

Two JV firms formsd to operate coal-fired thermal power plants in Fukushima, Japan 24 Oct, 2016
Mitsubishi Corporation Power, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power, and Joban Joint Power have established joint ventures Nakoso IGCC Power GK and Hirono IGCC Power GK for the construction and operation of coal-fired power plants in Fukushima, Japan. Approvals gained by Tokyo Electric Power and Joban Joint Power following the environmental impact assessment are transferred to the newly established companies. In addition, the total cost of the project surpasses JPY300bn and a certain portion will be financed by the five participating companies. The remaining costs will be secured from several domestic financial institutions including The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Development Bank of Japan, Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Fukushima’s The Toho Bank. Operation of the plant is expected to start in September 2020 while the Hirono plant is expected in September 2021.

GP Wood announces €14 million capital investment in Enniskeane 24 Oct, 2016
GP Wood has announced a €14 million capital investment programme for its plant at Enniskeane. The investment will fund an enhanced product range, increase plant capacity and create an additional 27 direct and indirect jobs. The company’s timber manufacturing is focused on the construction, fencing, garden leisure and packaging markets.

Food Prepper Eyes New Des Plaines Location 24 Oct, 2016
Lan Foods Corp., specialized in producing wholesale sandwiches, plans to begin processing food in Des Plaines. The proposal is expected to be discussed on 8th November, 2016 at the planning and zoning commission meeting. The approximate 12,000 sq. ft., one-story office building is located just north of Mount Prospect Road and Oakton Street.

Gold Fields invests $1.4bn to extend Damang’s life-of-mine 24 Oct, 2016
Gold Fields will invest $1.4-billion to extend the life of its Damang mine, in Ghana, from 2017 to 2024. Over the life of the mine, 165-million tons will be mined, with 32-million tons processed at a grade of 1.65 g/t, resulting in total gold production of 1.56-million ounces. The reinvestment plan for the mine is based on mineral resource models that are updated earlier this year and extensively reviewed both internally and by external consultants, SRK Consulting, Optiro and Rowley Geological Services and it will also include the construction of the Far East Tailings Storage Facility (FETSF), as the existing TSF is approaching full capacity. Stage 1 of the new FETSF is planned for completion by the end of next year and will provide 20-million tons of capacity.

Holroyd Opens First US Manufacturing Plant in SC 24 Oct, 2016
Holroyd Precision Components, a sub-contract manufacturing division of Precision Technologies Group., is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operations at Spartanburg’s Corporate Center. The factory will use an existing 34,650-square-foot facility at 130 Corporate Drive in Spartanburg, where operations are expected to be underway in the fall of 2016. The new facility will work closely with clients in the HVAC, air compression, gas transmission and distribution, and fluids processing, metering and handling market sectors.

Pioneer building new corn, green bean packing operation 24 Oct, 2016
Pioneer Growers Co-op is constructing a modern packing facility will transition the Glades’ oldest corn and bean packing operations to one of the region’s newest. The more than 50,000-square-foot packing operation will include 37,000 square feet of refrigerated storage space and 12,000 square feet of refrigerated processing area for the organization’s sweet corn and green beans. The cooperative broke ground on the new venture over the summer and expects the building to be opened by 1st March, 2017. The first phase is a new corn tray packing facility which will be housed in the new operation. The second phase involved construction of a new corn receiving and hydrocooling area.

Apollo Tyres setting up 475 mn euro greenfield plant in Hungary 23 Oct, 2016
Apollo Tyres is setting up a greenfield plant at Gyongyoshalasz in Hungary with an investment of 475 million euros. The facility will be a state-of-the-art plant and once completed it will have a capacity to produce 5.5 million (55 lakh) passenger car and light truck (PCLT) tyres and 6,75,000 Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) tyres per annum and it will start production early next year.

Sheridan Hospital breaks ground on new $13 million facility 23 Oct, 2016
Sheridan’s Ruby Valley Hospital and Medical Center is getting a new $13 million facility. A groundbreaking for the facility is slated for 26th October, 2016, and it will consist of a health-care clinic, physical-therapy and radiology departments, three emergency rooms, a helipad and additional space for specialists, administration and hospital rooms. The construction on the new hospital is expected to be completed in spring 2018.

Eureka Forbes plans expansion 23 Oct, 2016
Eureka Forbes is expanding its presence in Europe as well as North and South America, besides other geographies. The company will also be launching new-age products in categories such as water and air purifiers, security systems and lifestyle automation solutions in the domestic market.

New Zealand outlines $100bn infrastructure pipeline 23 Oct, 2016
The New Zealand government’s latest capital plan sets out a pipeline of NZ$100.9bn of infrastructure projects over the next decade. The Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) covers the period from 2016-2025. Of the 3,823 projects in the 2016-2025 pipeline, 219 belong to central government and are valued at NZ$40.5bn, 3,559 belong to local government and are valued at NZ$51.1bn and 45 projects belong to the private sector at a value of NZ$9.2bn.

PlasticsEurope announces creation of a new packaging group 23 Oct, 2016
PlasticsEurope has announced the creation of a new Plastics Packaging Circular Economy Group at K 2016 to contribute to Europe’s Resource Efficient Circular Economy ambition. The group will be working with the value chain to maximise the fullest potential of plastics in delivering superior resource efficiency gains within the circular economy. The aim of the new group is to further develop the use of plastics packaging by strengthening engagement throughout all parts of the supply chain, as well as working in a more holistic way.

New York To Invest $55M In Tourism 23 Oct, 2016
New York state has a $55 million plan to increase tourism. The money will pay for advertisements and campaigns to promote state attractions, as well as upgrades to state welcome centers and efforts to highlight locally made food and beverages.

Chinese group mulls building steel plant in the Philippines 22 Oct, 2016s
China’s Baiyin Nonferrous Group Co agreed to consider setting up a stainless steel plant in the Philippines that could cost as much as $700 million, as part of a wider push to boost trade and economic ties between the two countries. The stainless steel plant will have an annual capacity of 1 million metric tons using ore from the Philippines.

Adelaide Airport Authority unveil plans for $50m hotel 22 Oct, 2016
A $50-million hotel has been planned for Adelaide Airport in South Australia. The construction of the 165-room, seven-storey hotel is expected to start in April 2017, with an anticipated opening in late December 2018.

French firm Total to invest $2B in Iran’s petchem industry 22 Oct, 2016
Iran expects the French energy giant Total to invest as much as $2 billion in its petrochemical industry. Total’s investment will be made in an olefin project. A deal to the same effect will be signed with the company before April 2017.

USDA announces $7 million to expand wood products and wood energy markets 22 Oct, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $7 million in grants for projects designed to expand wood products and wood energy markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risks. These grants are available through the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Innovations Program.

South Sudan plans multi-million power project in Upper Nile 22 Oct, 2016
South Sudan plans to construct a multi-million dollar power transmission line in its oil-rich Upper Nile to connect Renk and Malakal towns. The completion of the power project requires $362 million. Meanwhile, the company has already undertaken feasibility studies for various huge hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 2, 000 MW. The planned projects, include Fula (890 MW), Shukoli (235 MW), Lakki (410 MW) and Bedden (570 MW).

Hindujas unveil plans for new hotel at iconic London building 21 Oct, 2016
The Hinduja Group on 21st October, 2016 unveiled its plans for a new luxury hotel complete with a swimming pool, spa and roof top bar to be built on the site of the historic Old War Office building, once occupied by Britain’s war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The new building will include a ballroom for 600 guests, a 25-metre swimming pool, spa, wine cellars and roof top bar as well as 125 bedrooms and 88 flats. The 580,000 square feet development has been designed by London architects EPR.

Argentina’s Cordoba province gets funds for gas pipeline expansion 21 Oct, 2016
Cordoba has raised $150 million in a bond sale to help finance construction of a pipeline to increase natural gas deliveries in the central province. The 10-year bonds are sold on 20th October, 2016 at a price to yield 7.125%. The proceeds will make it possible for the province to meet its infrastructure targets.

Sumitomo to build largest Thai gas-fired power plant 21 Oct, 2016s
Sumitomo Corp. will construct a gas-fired power plant in a deal valued at roughly 65 billion yen. The company is to sign a contract with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand in 2017 and begin construction that year, with completion targeted for the end of 2019. The 1,400-MW thermal facility will be built as part of an upgrade of the Bang Pakong Power Plant near Bangkok.

Chinese manufacturer to open $20 mn factory in Arkansas 21 Oct, 2016
Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company, that makes apparel under the Adidas, Reebok and Armani brands will open a factory in Arkansas. The state has signed an MoU with the company to invest USD 20 million in a location, most likely in Little Rock. The state’s deal with Tianyuan Garments calls for Arkansas to provide a USD 1 million infrastructure assistance grant, USD 500,000 for training and an estimated USD 1.6 million in rebates based on the company’s annual payroll.

New BMW Group plant in Brazil starts motorcycle production 21 Oct, 2016
BMW Motorrad, a two wheeler manufacturer has officially started operation at the motorcycle production plant in Manaus, Brazil. A total of around 10.5 million euros has been invested in the new plant. The plant has an initial capacity to produce 10,000 motorcycles per year. Built on an area of around 10,000 sq. mtrs, the new plant took about nine months to complete.

Bombardier Plans to Set Up Railway Cluster in Morocco 21 Oct, 2016
Bombardier, Canadian plane and train maker plans to set up a railway cluster in Morocco to serve as an industrial platform to provide services to African countries. The company has already invested $200 million in the facility. The company wants to build 40,000 sq. mtrs industrial units, set up an engineering center in Casablanca, create 600 direct jobs and transfer its know-how in the sector to Moroccans.

Solvay plans facility, partnership in Mexico 21 Oct, 2016
Cooper Pharma, on 19th October, 2016 signed a deal that paves way for construction of a plant at Kigali Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District, Rwanda on a plot of 10,000 sq. mtrs of land, to manufacture antibiotics. The plant is set to be operational in 2019. The plan is to also produce non beta-lactam drugs, in line with local market needs and good manufacturing practices internationally.

Gunkul to invest USD 308m in Japanese solar park 21 Oct, 2016
The West Texas Food Bank has opened its Midland Community and Volunteer Center on 21st October, 2016. The facility will feature resources to help battle hunger through education and community service. Classes, demonstrations and gardening will all be part of the initiative.

Auchan To Develop Major Logistics Facility In Russia 21 Oct, 2016
Auchan is to construct a largest supply chain centre in Domodedovo, Russia which will cover 138,000 square metres of floor space, will greatly expand the retailer’s capacity for distribution in the Moscow area, where it will serve 50 hypermarkets. It will cost approximately six billion roubles to develop, and generate 750 jobs.

New Colombia Resources plans to build thermal coal power plant in Guaduas, Colombia 21 Oct, 2016
New Colombia Resources, a Colombian company focused on the acquisition and development of high-quality metallurgical coal properties is planning to build a thermal coal power plant in Guaduas, Colombia. Earlier this year, a subsidiary of New Colombia Resources Compañía Minera San Jose initiated negotiations with a foreign entity for constructing a 300 MW thermal coal power plant near its estimated vast coal reserves. The foreign entity has secured a Letter Of Intent (LOI) for $200m from a Chinese construction company to join a consortium and finance the development of coal operations to feed this new plant and construct the power plant.

Brazil’s Grupo Telles opens 3-MW PV plant in Ceara 21 Oct, 2016
Grupo Telles has inaugurated a 3-MW PV park in Ceara state. The company has plans to increase the park’s capacity to 5 MW in the near future. So far, BRL 30 million have been invested in this power plant, which is comprised of 9,223 solar panels supplied by US company SunEdison Inc.

Construction starts on $120M Arizona research facility 20 Oct, 2016

McCarthy Building Companies has begun work on Arizona State University’s (ASU) $120M Biodesign C Research building in Arizona, US. The new facility will include five stories plus a basement. The 17,500 sq. mtrs building will house a key drug discovery and bioenergy research tool and it will be home to 80 lead researchers and 400 support staff.

Global Rubber to set up US $ 75mn tyre manufacturing plant 20 Oct, 2016
Global Rubber Industries (GRI) will be investing US $75 million in a tyre manufacturing plant, to produce both radial and solid tyres in Horana. The approval is given to facilitate the project through the Board of Investment (BOI). The project will take two to three years to commence.

Alibaba, Suning to set up e-commerce firm 20 Oct, 2016
Alibaba Group Holding and Suning Commerce Group Co plans to invest $148 million to set up an e-commerce firm in Chongqing. Suning will invest 510 million yuan, gaining a 51 percent stake in the new joint venture, while Alibaba will pay 490 million yuan, owning a 49 percent stake. The business scope of the new e-commerce firm covers services, wholesale and retail, and technological development and consulting. The joint venture will operate and manage the stores opened by Suning on Alibaba’s online platform, expand business based on the customer-to-business model to improve the brand’s services and their quick response to consumers’ requests, as well as innovate the online-to-offline operating model to improve the service quality for small-and medium-retailers and consumers.

Watco announces plans for Burley rail facility 20 Oct, 2016
Watco Companies LLC, which purchased the old Keystone RV manufacturing facility west of Burley, will establish a short line rail service that will take agricultural and other products to market across the country. The new facility will reduce turnaround time for shipping and loading rail cars. The project has three components, the trans-loading facility, the warehouse facility that will be available for other businesses to use and the development potential of the property that can house other businesses related to rail.

Chinese companies to help Malaysia build new deep sea port in Malacca 20 Oct, 2016
The inaugural foundation laying ceremony of Melacca Gateway Port in Melacca, Malaysia has been held on 19th October, 2016. The deep sea port, part of a grander 30 billion-ringgit Melaka Gateway Project, is estimated to cost around 8 billion ringgit and will be built with the help of PowerChina International, Shenzhen Yantian Port Group and Rizhao Port Group. The port is designed as a liquid cargo terminal, which will have storage facilities for liquid cargo, including petroleum, chemical products and vegetable oil and it is expected to be completed by 2019

Moroccan Pharmaceutical Firm to Set Up Manufacturing Plant in Rwanda 20 Oct, 2016
Cooper Pharma, on 19th October, 2016 signed a deal that paves way for construction of a plant at Kigali Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District, Rwanda on a plot of 10,000 sq. mtrs of land, to manufacture antibiotics. The plant is set to be operational in 2019. The plan is to also produce non beta-lactam drugs, in line with local market needs and good manufacturing practices internationally.

Gunkul to invest USD 308m in Japanese solar park 20 Oct, 2016
Gunkul Engineering Pcl is planning to invest USD 308m in a 75-MW solar project in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The company will appoint I V Global Securities PCL as an independent financial advisor on the planned investment in the Iwakuni project. Once built, the solar park will sell power to Chugoku Electric Power under a 20-year PPA. The company intends to secure a loan from a financial institution and combine it with working capital and cash flow to finance the solar project.

GIC, Mega Manunggal to Invest S$1 Billion in Warehouses 20 Oct, 2016
Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte and Indonesian warehouse provider PT Mega Manunggal Property Tbk are spending a total of S$1 billion over the next three years on warehouses in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. GIC, through its subsidiary Reco Indolog Pte, and Mega Manunggal formed Mega Khatulistiwa Properti, an investment company which already started construction of three warehouses with over 115,000 square meters of total net leasable area. The three projects will be completed in 2017.

Evonik begins work on $550-mn methionine complex in Singapore 20 Oct, 2016
Evonik Industries has begun construction work to build a second large-scale plant for the production of the amino acid DL-methionine at Jurong Island in Singapore. The complex, to be built with an investment of about $ 550 million, will have an annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tonnes and is expected to become operational in 2019. The company sells DL-methionine under the brand name MetAMINO.

IHG to expand Even Hotels brand to Australia and NZ 20 Oct, 2016
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) outlined plans to introduce its Even Hotels brand to Australia and New Zealand, expanding this brand outside the United States for the first time. The deal, signed at this week’s HICAP conference in Hong Kong, involves IHG working with long-term partner Pro-invest to establish a portfolio of Even Hotels across Australia and New Zealand in response to growing demand for wellness travel.

Photovoltaic farm on roof of Gozo sewage treatment plant approved 20 Oct, 2016
The Planning Commission has approved the development of a photovoltaic farm on the roof of the Gozo sewage treatment plant. Trenching works connecting electricity cables to the existing substation have also been approved. The approved communal solar photovoltaic farm system will cover a roof area of approximately 1,600 sq. mtrs, with each panel being inclined at an angle of 10 degrees. Trenching works shall cover an approximate length of 110 metres and depth of 0.8 metres.

German chemicals giant Evonik to invest $762m in second plant on Jurong Island, create over 150 jobs 19 Oct, 2016
Evonik Industries, a specialty chemicals manufacturer on 19th October, 2016 has broken ground on its second methionine plant on Jurong Island. The new complex, with investment costs of more than S$762 million is expected to become operational in 2019. It will be able to produce of 150,000 metric tonnes of the DL-methionine, an essential amino acid used in animal feed – increasing the company’s annual capacity to about 300,000 metric tonnes in Asia, and about 700,000 metric tonnes worldwide.

Air Liquide builds ingredients plant in US for cosmetics and pharmass 19 Oct, 2016
Air Liquide, through its two subsidiaries Seppic and Schulke, is building a new specialty ingredients production facility at Sandston (Henrico County, Virginia) in the US for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets. Seppic is a healthcare specialty ingredients manufacturer, while Schulke is a hygiene specialist. Expected to start operations in the first half of 2018, the project will witness an investment of over $60 million. This new production facility will manufacture ingredients for the cutting-edge cosmetic and pharmaceutical global markets.

A Schulman to set up sheet moulding compound production line in Germany 19 Oct, 2016
A Schulman Inc, supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and composites, will expand its compounding capacity with the addition of a new Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) production line in Germany. The new line will be operational by the end of 2017. Furthermore, in order to address increased demand from its European-based customers prior to operation of the new line, the company has opened an inventory facility in Slovenia. The new production line will allow A Schulman to produce its entire range of glass and carbon fibre sheet moulding compounds in Europe, including its Quantum Engineered Structural Composites portfolio.

Trinseo to build styrene butadiene rubber pilot plant in Germany 19 Oct, 2016
Trinseo, formerly known as Styron and the manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber plans to build a new Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) pilot plant in Schkopau, Germany, for its synthetic rubber business. The plant will allow for more efficient use of Trinseo’s production facilities and help speed up innovation in the performance tyres market and it will begin operation in Q4 2017.

Dover starts drinking water upgrade project 19 Oct, 2016
The City of Dover, New Hampshire, has broken ground on a new project to upgrade its drinking water supply and treatment facilities. Its first phase will replace a water treatment facility originally built in 1957. That’s expected to be completed in the spring of 2018. The city received a loan from the state of $8.5 million for it. The second phase, scheduled for 2017 to 2019, will include upgrades to pump-stations and storage tank facilities, at an estimated cost of $9 million

Reser’s Find Foods will invest $86.5 million into new Topeka plant 19 Oct, 2016
Reser’s Fine Foods plans to break ground on a new plant and it intends to invest $86.5 million. The new prepared salad plant will not only support the sustained growth Reser’s has experienced over the past several years, but will also position the company for future expansion. All manufacturing activities and jobs at the existing prepared salad plant will move to the new facility in January 2018.

E & E Manufacturing Expands Athens Facility 19 Oct, 2016
E & E Manufacturing of Tennessee, LLC will expand its Athens facility. The automotive components manufacturer will invest $23.5 million for the purpose. This expansion will add 76,000 square feet to the current facility which will create a total space of 285,000 square feet.

Guinea container terminal to boost new mine project 19 Oct, 2016
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) on 19th October, 2016 inaugurated a container terminal which will enable the import of construction materials for a new mine. The terminal, at the Port of Kamsar, will be operated by Abu Dhabi Ports. Separately, EGA is developing a bulk terminal that will handle vessels three to four times larger than previously. This will reduce export costs per tonne when the terminal is eventually used for outward cargoes.

Alro Steel Expands To New Tulsa Facility 19 Oct, 2016
Alro Steel, a metals distributor and processor, celebrated a new expansion in Tulsa along with a membership in the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce. The company has been in business since 1948 and offers metals, industrial supplies and plastics in 12 states.

Georgetown Brewery Plans Facility Expansion 19 Oct, 2016
Rentsch Brewery plans to triple its facility space and produce 10 times more beer. The expansion includes a new canning operation that will allow the company to start selling its beer in stores. Georgetown City Council members approved a $70,000 measure to help the brewery update water and electric lines.

Solvay to expand sulfone polymer capacity 18 Oct, 2016
Solvay, a specialty polymer supplier expects to increase global production capacity for its high-performance sulfone polymers by more than 35% in the next five years. The firm plans to make investments at its facilities in the US and Asia. The company, whose portfolio includes Udel polysulfone (PSU), Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) and Veradel polyethersulfone (PESU) has boosted capacity by more than 12,000 metric tons over the past decade through similar measures.

Ivory Coast to spend $170 mln on expanding fibre optic networkss 18 Oct, 2016

Ivory Coast will invest about $170 million on expanding its fibre optic telecoms network by 5,000 km, making Internet services cheaper and more accessible across the country. The government has chosen French companies Bouygues and Sagemcom and Morocco’s Cegelec to complete the project. The project, which will include the laying of three undersea cables, will start before the end of 2016 and will take between 18 months and two years to complete.

Hedcor sets Manolo project commissioning by Q3 2017 18 Oct, 2016
Aboitiz Power Corp. Subsidiary Hedcor, Inc. has scheduled the commissioning of its 68.8 MW manolo fortich hydropower project in bukidnon province by the third quarter of next year. The project has now reached 3.7 million man-hours and is now 63% completed.

Danang build new airport terminal 18 Oct, 2016
Danang International Airport’s new international terminal will open on 30th April, 2017. The construction of the outer structure will be completed by the end of November and the interiors will be ready by March 2017 to allow testing of all facilities ahead of the official opening. The project has three main sections: a terminal, a flyover and a parking lot. Once completed, it will have 20 check-in counters, 22 check-out desks and 10 boarding gates. The project has an investment capital of USD158 million.

ACI to build new data centre in Ireland 18 Oct, 2016
ACI is to add a new data centre to its operations in Limerick, resulting in a 50% expansion of its workforce. The development, in partnership with IDA Ireland, will see ACI increase its worker numbers from 100 to 150.

Aquila Capital buys Swedish windpower project 18 Oct, 2016
Aquila Capital has bought a large wind power project being built in Sweden. The Lehtirova windfarm will comprise 41 Vestas V 126 3.6 MW turbines and have an installed capacity of almost 148 MW once it is connected to the grid in 2018. A large proportion of the energy produced by the wind park will be sold at a fixed price to a subsidiary of Google under a long-term power purchase agreement and the project developer is Swedish renewable energy company OX2.

Omniva to set up new logistics centre near Tallinn 18 Oct, 2016
Omniva, the national postal and logistics company aims to set up a new logistics centre in the Estonian town of Juri, near Tallinn. The company plans to relocate from its current logistics centre in Tallinn’s Pallasti Street to the new building in the autumn of 2018. The new logistics centre will employ at least 300 people and receive a new parcel sorting line, for which the procurement is under way.

FedEx unveils €1.4bn commitment to Paris CDG hub 18 Oct, 2016
FedEx will make a billion dollar commitment to its logistics hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport, a move that will almost double the facility’s capacity. The company will spend a total of €1.4bn, including an investment of €200m in a new facility and a 30-year lease, on the hub. The investment will involve the creation of a new sorting facility that will open in 2019, with construction due to get underway in summer next year, and will create as many as 400 jobs.

Aluminum mold company to open facility in Spartanburg County, create 60 new jobs 18 Oct, 2016
International Mold Corporation, an aluminum design and build company plans to build its first South Carolina plant in Spartanburg. The project is expected to bring $6.2 million in new investment and create 60 new jobs. The new 24,000-square-foot facility has the ability for future expansion of up to 100,000 square feet and it is expected to be operational by spring 2017. Hiring is expected to begin in mid-2017.

Prestige Organization Builds $6M Self-Storage Facility in Beaumont, TX 18 Oct, 2016
Clay McDaniel, a self-storage developer is set to begin construction on a three-story facility in Beaumont, Texas. The project will comprise 85,000 rentable square feet and it is being developed under the name Prestige Organization LLC for about $6 million. The facility is expected to open in the spring.

BRICS Investors tie up for Siberian gold mine project 17 Oct, 2016

The Khemka family’s SUN Group, China National Gold Group Corporation, Russian sovereign investment fund Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund, and two other partners from Brazil and South Africa will jointly develop Kluchevskoye gold deposit, located in Chita region of Siberi, in the first BRICS investment project. The proposed joint venture aims to develop the Kluchevskoye gold deposit, into a significant open pit mine and heap leach operation with an expected production rate of 12 million tonnes of ore per year and gold dore production of over 6.5 tonnes per annum, as per feasibility study done by Changchun Gold Design Institute. The pre-production investment is expected to be $400-500 million. It will provide management and development expertise and will have responsibility for raising long-term favourable debt financing for the project.

China Harbour to build new container terminal in Damiettass 17 Oct, 2016
The Port of Damietta Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Harbor Engineering Company to develop a second container terminal at the port. Under the agreement, China Harbor will build a new terminal featuring 2.2 km of berths with a 17 m depth and a 700 sq m stacking space. The project is expected to last a total of 24 months, with the port authority set to launch an international tender in the meantime to select a terminal operator to run the facility upon its completion. The Chinese government is expected to finance 85% of project, with the port authority expected to retain complete ownership of the terminal.

Action Hotels Plc New hotel in Melbourne Zeus Capital say Significant long term value 17 Oct, 2016
Action Hotels Plc is pleased to announce that it has secured a long-term, 92-year lease on a plot of land at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the development of a new four-star hotel in Melbourne. The new hotel, which is expected to open in Q1 2018, will comprise 317 rooms and 14 apartments, making it the second largest hotel in Action’s portfolio. The approximate total project cost is $69m1, which Action will fund partially through a new debt facility for the project and partially through existing resources.

Cipla signs deals to set up first biosimilars units in South Africa
HBL 16 Oct, 2016
Cipla has signed a memorandum of agreement with KwaZulu-Natal Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone for first biosimilars manufacturing facility in South Africa to be set up at a cost of nearly USD 91 million. It is set to produce a range of affordable treatments for cancer and other autoimmune diseases for the African and global market. The construction of the new facility is scheduled to start early next year, with full operations expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018.

LG Chem to expand ethylene production capacity 16 Oct, 2016
LG Chem will invest $253 milllion over the next three years to raise the ethylene production capacity of its naphtha cracking center by 230,000 tons in Daesan of South Chungcheong Province. It plans to double its sales of specialty chemicals such as its self-developed polyolefin products, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and engineering plastics to $6.2 billion by 2020. It has already invested some 400 billion won into driving up its elastomer production capacity by 290,000 tons by 2018.

Wastewater treatment plant to be built in Ola 16 Oct, 2016
The Ola City Council met to approve moving forward with construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Old Highway 10, east of Ola. The city received a combination of a grant and loan for the facility from Arkansas Rural Development. The grant is for $953,400 and the loan is for $957,000 totaling $1,910,000. Construction should begin in spring or summer of next year.

Tesla and Panasonic agree to build solar panels in Buffalo, if SolarCity acquisition happens 16 Oct, 2016
Tesla and Panasonic have agreed to partner on the production of solar panels at a new facility in Buffalo, New York. The agreement, which is actually a non-binding letter of intent, is contingent on shareholder approval of Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity.

Arab Contractors to build two new hotels in Dubai 16 Oct, 2016
Two new hotels in Dubai with a total value of $15m are welcomed by investors. An agreement has been signed between Arab Contractors and Al Ghurair Real Estate for the construction of two hotels in Dubai. Each building includes a ground floor, four typical floors for hotel, built on 350,000m2.

Hyundai Motor to build knockdown assembly plant in the Philippines 16 Oct, 2016
Hyundai Motor Co. will build its first assembly plant in the Philippines. Hyundai Motor and its exclusive distributor HARI plan to first install an assembly line that is capable of assembling in between 5,000 and 6,000 vehicle units annually in a plant managed by Star Motors Manufacturing Corp. owned by HARI. They plan to expand annual production to 40,000 units. The facility will mainly assemble components to build the Eon, Hyundai’s small vehicle with an engine displacement of 800 cubic centimeters (cc) that has been gaining much popularity among consumers in India and the Philippines.

Russias Rusnano to invest $158.9 mln into wind energy projects 16 Oct, 2016
Rusnano plans to invest over $158.9 mln into wind powerengineering projects in Russia. It made a decision in Rusnano to initiate a major wind power engineering projects with all components: equipment manufacturing in Russia and construction of wind-driven power plants.

Drilling starts for 240 MW Sorik Merapi project, North Sumatra, Indonesia 16 Oct, 2016
KS Orka Renewables Pte Ltd has announced that drilling operations have started at its 240 MW Sorik Merapi project located at North Sumatra, Indonesia on 15th October, 2016. The KS Orka team aims for bringing the first pilot power plant into operation in 2017.

Four Seasons to open new hotel in Kuwait 16 Oct, 2016
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Alshaya announced plans for a Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait located at Burj Alshaya in downtown Kuwait will open in early 2017 as part of Alshaya’s new Burj Alshaya mixed-use development. The 284-room Four Seasons Hotel will be located in the Burj Alshaya’s 22-storey Eastern Tower. The hotel will offer both indoor and outdoor pools, creating an urban resort oasis complete with a poolside waterfall, lush greenery and outdoor cabanas. It will also feature a world-class spa, yoga studio and state-of-the-art fitness centre as well as two ballrooms and a range of conference and banqueting rooms able to welcome up to 2,000 people. The hotel will also include five dynamic food and beverage offerings, attracting local and international gourmands alike. A rooftop pan-Asian restaurant, open-kitchen Italian restaurant, sleek lobby lounge, and poolside restaurant are among the outlets that the hotel will have.

General Electric to Invest $2B in Nigeria Railway Project 16 Oct, 2016
General Electric Company recently confirmed that it is interested to make an investment worth around $2 billion in Nigeria railway concession project. Currently, GE is already negotiating with the government to expand its presence in the railway sector of Nigeria, which would be advantageous for the two parties. As part of the negotiations of the conglomerate with the government of Nigeria, already broadcasted in the early part of October that General Electric might pump in approximately $2.2 billion for the management of the railway project.

Continental starts hiring for its tire factory at Mississippi 15 Oct, 2016

On a 900-acre site that will eventually host a tire factory at Mississippi employing up to 2,500 people. Continental plans to make a mix of heavy truck and passenger vehicle tires at the plant, starting production in 2019 and expanding in phases over a decade or longer.

Oman invites consultant to study on major solar project
timesofoman 15 Oct, 2016
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has floated a request for proposal (RfP) inviting bids from consultants for conducting a technical and economic study for the proposed solar independent power project. The government is opting for an independent power project (IPP) model for developing the project. Accordingly, the project will be awarded through a competitive tender for a long term power purchase agreement. The last date of submitting bids is on November 27, while tender documents will be distributed between October 17 and 31.

Second five-star hotel planned for Dunedin 15 Oct, 2016
The Scenic Hotel Group wants to build a 120-room five-star hotel in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2018.

Shell to invest $350m in petchem project in Western Iran 15 Oct, 2016
Shell has planned to finance a petrochemical project in the western province of Hamedan, Iran by investing up to 350 million dollars in the plan. The project is expected to receive up to $220m from the National Development Fund of Iran. Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and Shell signed a letter of intent (LOI) for starting studies for carrying out petrochemical projects in Iran.

Minnesota Utility Proposes 50-MW Gas Plant 14 Oct, 2016
The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has proposed to build, own and operate a new gas-fired power plant in Carver County, Minnesota. The plan, now up for public comment via the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, indicates the new plant would be called the Chaska Energy Park Facility. The agency indicates the facility would be built on two acres and consist of five natural gas-fired units that could produce up to 50 MW of electricity. Once construction begins, Chaska Energy Park Facility should be complete in 12 months.

SMIC set to invest US$10b in wafer plant 14 Oct, 2016
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. will invest US$10 billion in a new 12-inch wafer plant in Shanghai. The plant, with a monthly capacity of 70,000 units when fully operated, is expected to meet surging domestic demand in the integrated circuit market. China aims to invest US$100 billion in its semiconductor industry over the next few years

Mahindra’s SsangYong Motor to set up JV plant in Chinass 13 Oct, 2016
Mahindra Group’s Korean subsidiary SsangYong Motor Company will set up a car plant in the Xi’an Economic and Technological Developmental Zone in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, in northwest China partnering with Shaanxi Automobile Group. SsangYong Motor in a 50:50 joint venture with Shaanxi will produce 150,000 units per annum in the first phase by 2019 and double the capacity in the second phase. The Chinese venture will be the first overseas vehicle production facility for SsangYong. The joint venture will also make engines for the vehicles to be rolled out of the plant. Production at the Chinese plant is expected to start during the second half of 2019.

Alterra Power closes financing for 7MW solar project in Indiana 13 Oct, 2016
Alterra Power Corp. and Inovateus Solar announced the closing of a US$8.9 million construction loan facility for the Kokomo solar project, a 7 MW PV installation located in Kokomo, Indiana. The loan has been supplied by 1st Source Bank, a subsidiary of 1st Source Corporation, and consists of a US$8.9 million construction loan plus a US$150,000 letter of credit. The Kokomo installation is currently under construction and is expected to begin commercial operations in December 2016. The project is contracted under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Duke Energy Indiana for 100% of the installation’s energy output.

Algeria’s Rebrab to build euro 150 mln sugar refinery in Sri Lanka 13 Oct, 2016
The founder of Cevital, Issad Rebrab, will invest 150 million Euros in Sri Lanka to build a sugar refinery, a power plant and a vegetable oil plant in the Southern Province. Around 100 acres of land and a local partner has been identified for the purpose.

Saudi ACWA Power aims to build 340 MW wind plant in Turkey 13 Oct, 2016
ACWA Power is aiming to build a 340 MW wind power plant in Turkey. The company is already building a 950 MW gas power plant near the capital Ankara, due to be operational in the second quarter next year. In another sign of deepening ties, Saudi Aramco has signed memoranda of understanding on 11th October, 2016 with 18 Turkish firms primarily in construction, power generation and related services, enabling them to bid for Aramco projects.

Al-Ahram, Chinese company to set up EGP 1.25 billion paper plant in Beheira 13 Oct, 2016
Al-Ahram will establish an EGP 1.25 billion paper plant in north of Cairo in partnership with a leading Chinese paper company. The new factory in Egypt’s northern governorate of Beheira will manufacture paper from rice straw. The project is expected to produce 300,000 tons of paper pulp and 100,000 tons of paper. The signing of the project contract with the Chinese company took place on 13th October, 2016 at Al-Ahram headquarters in downtown Cairo.

Ube Industries plans to invest in nylon capacity in Spain 13 Oct, 2016
Ube Industries is planning to invest in additional nylon manufacturing capacity at its subsidiary UBE Corporation Europe S.A.U. in Castellon, Spain. The expansion will add 40,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) to make the total capacity 70,000 m.t./yr. The plant is expected to start operation in the beginning of February 2018. The company is also building a new compounding facility in the same location, which will start operation in August 2017.

PSA Group enters Iran 13 Oct, 2016
PSA Group and SAIPA recently signed a JV agreement to produce and sell Citroen vehicles in Iran. The JV lays the foundations for a strategic partnership between the two companies. It will cover the entire value chain, from the design stage right through to vehicle marketing, including purchasing. The JV will invest more than €300 million in manufacturing and R&D capacity over the next five years. The agreement will be backed up by technology transfers and a significant level of local content.

Austria to invest EUR 15bn in rail infrastructure projects 13 Oct, 2016
Austrian Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) framework plan for the years 2017-2022 provides for EUR 15.2 billion investments in rail infrastructure projects. The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology has submitted the document for approval to the Council of Ministers on 12th October, 2016. EUR 7.7 bn will be directed for the modernisation of railway stations, station rebuilding projects, rail freight terminals, the construction of Park&Ride facilities, for improving mobile data and wireless local area networks, and for reducing the noise level. EUR 6.5 bn will be allocated to expanding the Southern section, and the construction of the Brenner Base Tunnel. Investments in safety and operations management systems will reach EUR 1 bn

Meat processing facility coming to Grayson County 13 Oct, 2016
River Ridge Land and Cattle Co. LLC will build a new meat processing facility in Grayson County. The $2.1 million investment is expected to create 11 jobs over the next three years. The facility will cut and package fresh meat for wholesale and retail customers, as well as offer a variety of value-added processing and packaging services, including meat snack sticks, jerky, cooked products, and specialty meat packaging and preparation for institutional and wholesale customers.

Work starts on Kwinana lithium plant 12 Oct, 2016
The construction of an A$400-million lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, has been started. The plant will have a 24 000 t/y capacity and construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

TerraCom flags solar project at Blair Atholss 12 Oct, 2016
TerraCom has unveiled plans for a 60 MW solar power station on the rehabilitated land at the Blair Athol coal mine, in Queensland. The station will be facilitated once mining and rehabilitation work at Blair Athol restarts. TerraCom recently completed an agreement with the Rio Tinto under which its subsidiary acquired the mine for $1. Under the agreement, TerraCom, a subsidiary of Orion Mining, will receive A$80-million from Rio Tinto to meet rehabilitation costs at the site. The company is awaiting government approvals for the Blair Athol lease to be transferred from the current owners, and that as soon as permission is granted, TerraCom will move to start rehabilitation and mining operations.

Kenya, Korea sign pact to set up ICT hubs 12 Oct, 2016
Kenya and Korea have signed an MoU to bolster growth of ICT in the country which will see the latter develop a technology institute at Konza technocity. This will entail exchanges between government ministries, agencies, research and training institutes, businesses and other organizations in the two countries. The two ministers also agreed to invest in educational and research institutions as a key pillar in growing the country’s ICT ecosystem as outlined in the Vision 2030.

Prinzhorn Group plans to set up second paper machine in Spremberg, Germany 12 Oct, 2016
Hamburger Rieger GmbH has applied for a new permission to set up a second paper machine at its Spremberg location in Germany. The already granted permission runs out in January 2017. The newly designed paper machine will have state-of-the-art technology, a width of 7,90m and an annual production capacity of 493,000 tons containerboard. The Euro 370 million investment will create 200 new jobs.

Argentina’s Newsan Group to invest $4m in new plant as fishing expansion continues 12 Oct, 2016
Argentina’s Newsan Group will spend $4 million on a cold storage plant in Puerto Madryn, southern Argentina as it continues an expansion. The plant comes in addition to the acquisitions of Spanish fishing company Grupo Vieira’s Argentine business in 2014 and Pesquera Pesantar, the whitefish catcher formerly owned by Japan’s Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui).

Lenzing To Invest €100 Million In Pulp Production 12 Oct, 2016
The Lenzing Group will expand and modernize its existing dissolving wood pulp production at the sites in Lenzing/Austria and Paskov/Czech Republic. The company has announced a total investment program of €100 million, approximately €60 million of it in Lenzing and almost €40 million in Paskov. Additional new capacities of around 35,000 tons will be added over the next two and a half years.

MPG announces expansion of Indiana facility 12 Oct, 2016
Metaldyne Performance Group, provider of highly engineered components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets, plans to expand its operations in North Vernon, Indiana. The company will invest $30.6 million to lease and equip a 32,400-square-foot facility. The construction is scheduled to begin later this month and operations are slated to begin in 2018.

Tata Communications to expand in Malaysia and the Middle East 11 Oct, 2016

India’s Tata Communications is looking to set up two new centres in Malaysia and the Middle East for cloud data centres infrastructure, responding to strong demand for internetworking. Tata Communications has formed a partnership with Skylab, a Singapore-based technology solutions provider, to help more enterprises adopt the IoT. Skylab provides advanced data harvesting, processing and delivery solutions to its customers over a scalable platform called Data Logistics Cloud (DLC).

Pietrucha Group, local partner open $2-M vinyl manufacturing plant 11 Oct, 2016
The Pietrucha Group of Poland and its local partner Design Science opened their $2-million vinyl sheet manufacturing plant in Bataan, Philippines on 11th October, 2016. The local partner, Design Science Inc., is an infrastructure engineering company that offers professional technical services in planning, special studies, civil engineering, architecture, surveying, energy management, power audit and project management.

LG Chem to construct Poland battery plant 10 Oct, 2016
LG Chem, manufacturer of advanced batteries, is set to build a 41,300 sq. mtrs, KRW400bn Electric Vehicle (EV) battery plant inside the LG cluster located in Kobierzyce Commune near Wrocław in southwestern Poland. It will have an annual production capacity of over 100,000 batteries that can drive electric vehicles up to 320km once charged. The plant is expected to commence operations in the second half of 2017.

MPIC hospital arm to invest P15B in expansion toward 2020 10 Oct, 2016
METRO Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. (MPHHI), the hospital and healthcare vehicle of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), is set to invest P15 billion for its expansion programs toward 2020. In its 2020 Vision, the company is targeting to have a portfolio of 26 hospitals by 2020 through aggressive acquisition deals. MPHHI is also targeting to have 30 clinics, 12 cancer centers, two specialty hospitals, and one central lab by 2020.

Food manufacturer announces major expansion in McKinney ss 09 Oct, 2016
Blount Fine Foods, manufacturer of hand-crafted soups, entrées, sauces and side dishes for retail and food service, came to McKinney earlier this year. The firm plans to expand its existing building by as much as 70,000 square feet through two phases. The project at the existing 2200 Redbud Boulevard plant included the installation of production equipment for making the soups and side dishes it sells to grocery retailers and restaurants around the U.S. City and company officials marked the expansion through a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.

First Solar Completes Shams Ma’an Power Plant Project in Jordan 09 Oct, 2016
First Solar Inc. has completed the construction of a 52.5-MW solar power plant in Jordan. The Shams Ma’an plant is owned by Diamond Generating Europe, Nebras Power QSC and Kawar Group, Tempe. The plant has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with Jordan’s National Electric Power Co.

Feasibility study conducted to set up aluminium container unit in Oman 08 Oct, 2016
A feasibility study to set up a project to manufacture light-weighted semi-rigid aluminium containers in Oman, which are used for packing food, has been conducted by the Advanced Business Consultants, a consultancy agency. The study on the proposed project, which is a downstream unit of the aluminium industry, is for building a unit with an annual capacity of 100-150 stonne of aluminium food packaging containers of varying capacities.

WuXi AppTec opens new biomanufacturing facility at Philadelphia for cell and gene therapies 08 Oct, 2016
WuXi AppTec, a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device technology platform company, has unveiled new 150,000 square foot biomanufacturing facility in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The new facility will supplement WuXi’s existing 20,000-square-foot cGMP cell therapy manufacturing facility, as well as a 50,000-square-foot facility for the commercial manufacturing of allogeneic and autologous cell-based therapeutics.

Port of Zeebrugge plans to expand the automotive capacity 08 Oct, 2016
The port authority of Zeebrugge plans to expand the automotive capacity with 156 hectares in the future, on top of the 390 hectares for car logistics currently in use in the inner port. In Zeebrugge, eight vehicle terminals are currently operated by five terminal operators. There are six pre-delivery and inspection centres and there are 140,000 parking spaces. The port expects to reach a turnover of 3.4 million vehicles by 2020, when the new grounds will be in use for Zeebrugge’s continuously growing automotive sector.

$1 billion natural gas power plant proposed in Niles 08 Oct, 2016
Indeck’s construction on a nearly $1 billion natural gas power plant, could start next year if it follows through with plans to build in the Niles Industrial Park. If built, the plant could generate as much as $10 million in annual tax revenue for local governments and schools. The proposed plant is expected to open in 2020 and will generate 1,000 MW of electricity annually, enough to power 635,000 homes.

ASE breaks ground for new factory building in Kaohsiung 07 Oct, 2016
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, has held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its K24 building in the Nantze Export Processing Phase 2 Zone in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. The building is part of ASE’s continued expansion plans for its R&D, and manufacturing campus in Taiwan.

Swiss group Sika could open new factory in Romaniass 07 Oct, 2016
Sika Romania, producers of chemical construction materials in Romania, considers investing in its third factory in Romania. The decision is related to the over 43% growth in the producer’s turnover in the last three years. The new factory will be located in the south of the country. The company already owns two plants in Romania. The Brasov factory produces additives for concrete and has a production capacity of 10,000 tons per year whereas the plant in Capusu Mare, Cluj county, manufactures mortars and special adhesives for construction. The plant’s capacity is about 50,000 TPA

Thomson Reuters to expand in Canada with new technology hub 07 Oct, 2016
Thomson Reuters Corp. is undertaking a major expansion to its Canadian operation with a plan to build a technology hub that will add 400 high-tech jobs in downtown Toronto over the next two years. The Toronto Technology Centre will initially be housed in Bremner Tower, east of the CN Tower, and will focus on areas such as cognitive computing, visualization and cloud development.

Glen Eagle subsidiary acquires additional land in Honduras to expand gold processing plant 07 Oct, 2016
Glen Eagle Resources has acquired 15, 000 sq. mtrs of land to expand its gold processing plant in Choluteka, Honduras. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary Cobra Oro had bought the land, enabling the subsidiary to acquire its own free trade zone, reinforcing its past exemption to pay a minimum 25% flat tax on profits and a 25% duty tax on imports. Cobra Oro is also able to reduce the sales tax on exports from 6% to 3% and cancel $8 000 in monthly rent as a tenant.

Scottish Water to invest £9m in solar energy 07 Oct, 2016
Scottish Water is to invest £9 million in solar energy projects in the next three years. The deal has been drawn up by the utility’s subsidiary Scottish Water Horizons with the aim of reducing carbon emissions and cutting costs. A total of 17 companies submitted bids but the funding has been eventually awarded to four successful contractors. These are Absolute Solar & Wind, FES , Saliis and Styles & Wood. They will use their share of the money to develop, design and install solar panels at Scottish Water’s sites across the country.

Thai energy company invests A$68 million in solar power project 07 Oct, 2016
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company (RATCH), is enhancing its existing presence in Australia by investing A$68.33 million to develop a new solar power facility in North Queensland. The 42 MW Collinsville Solar Power Station will be located on the site of a decommissioned coal-fired power plant, making use of existing facilities and infrastructure. The project will consist of 180,000 solar panels and meet the electricity demands of 15,000 households, and is expected to commence operations in 2018.

Chinese company to build lithium processing plant in Western Australia 07 Oct, 2016
China’s Tianqi Lithium is expanding its existing portfolio in Australia by investing A$400 million to build a lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, with construction starting in October 2016. The processing plant will have an expected capacity of 24,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year.

Wemag, Younicos to expand German battery park to 14.5 MWh 06 Oct, 2016
Wemag, on 5th October, 2016 broken ground on a project to expand its Schwerin battery park, doubling its power output to 10 MW from 5 MW and almost tripling its energy capacity to 14.5 MWh from 5 MWh. Storage specialist Younicos will provide software for plant control, as well as technical expertise during the implementation phase. The company is investing EUR 5 million in the expansion of the battery park. Commissioned in 2014, the system was the first commercial battery storage resource in Europe. The commissioning of the second power plant block is scheduled for June 2017.

Sri Lanka plans 20MW hydro power plant on Seethawaka Riverss 06 Oct, 2016
Sri Lanka is planning a 20 MW hydro power plant in Seethawaka River, a tributary of the Kelani River system, which could potentially generate about 50 GW hours of energy. The hydro power station is to be located in the Hingurlakanda village in Dehiowita in the Kegalle District. It will cost around $60 million to build, and it will be classified as a mini-hydro plant.

Coca-Cola to build new plant in KSA valued at SR300m 06 Oct, 2016
Coca-Cola has unveiled plans around its new bottling plant which is expected to be ready by 2019 in Sudair City for Industry and Business. The plant, which exceeds 187,000 sq. mtrs, will create jobs for more than 200 Saudis and include production lines for soft drinks and bottled water, seeing an investment of up to SR300 million. The new plant will leverage state-of-the art technology to support Coca-Cola’s capacity, productivity and capability.

Sinbon building new plant for aerospace electronic components 06 Oct, 2016
Sinbon Electronics held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant to be built in Maioli, western Taiwan on 5th October, 2016. The new plant, which is scheduled for completion by year-end 2017, will produce aerospace electronic components targeting the aviation industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

GMPF and LPFA invest £45m in rail project 06 Oct, 2016
Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) and London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) have jointly signed a deal to fund a new fleet of trains for Abellio East Anglia. Through its joint investment vehicle, GMPF & LPFA Infrastructure LLP (GLIL), the funds have invested £45m for the purchase of 58 trains and 387 carriages. The investment has been made alongside SL Capital and RockRail and is expected to increase rail capacity for Norfolk and Suffolk by as much as 78%. GLIL’s joint ventures allow for more tailored risk management.

JA Solar announces facility expansion in Malaysia 06 Oct, 2016
JA Solar, the Chinese PV manufacturer initiated its Phase Two expansion at its 400 MW production facility on the Malaysian island of Penang. The company will invest RM 400 million in the expansion. Most notably, the investment will be used to significantly increase the manufacturing output capacity from 400 MW per annum to 1,000 MW per annum.

Unilever To Close Vlaardingen Facility 06 Oct, 2016
Unilever is closing its premises in Vlaardingen by April 2019 as it is opening a new research facility in Wageningen. The new location will collaborate with the University of Wageningen and shall strengthen Unilever’s innovation and it will employ a total of 550 people.

Enerkem proposes $200 million waste-to-fuel facility in Minnesota 06 Oct, 2016
Enerkem Inc., Montreal, Quebec, has proposed a $200 million waste-to-fuel facility in Rosemount, Minnesota. The proposal has been done in partnership with SKB Environmental, St. Paul, Minnesota. The company has recently submitted rezoning and land use plan amendment applications to the Municipality of Rosemount. The plant is being designed to process around 400,000 tons of solid waste per year and is being projected to produce 100 gallons of ethanol for every ton of waste it processes. It could take several months for the council to approve the project and construction will take around 12 to 16 months. The company projects a starting construction date in the third quarter of 2018.

Wittenberg announces plans to break ground on facility in 2017 06 Oct, 2016
Wittenberg University will break ground on a new Health, Wellness and Athletics Complex in March 2017, though it still needs to raise about $6.5 million. The cost will be approximately $40 million. Among the features of the complex will be: an indoor 100-yard artificial turf surface; a six-lane, 300-meter indoor track; a 7,000-square-foot weight room; a sport performance, strength training and wellness center; technology-enabled classroom space; updated locker rooms; and modern court surfaces for tennis, volleyball and basketball. Construction will take at least 18 months.

KE to invest Rs496bln in power generation, distribution network over 10 years 05 Oct, 2016
K-Electric plans to invest Rs. 496 billion in developing its power generation and distribution network over the next 10 years as part of efforts to meet growing energy demand that is expected to increase by 72 percent to over 5,200 MW by year 2026. A substantial investment is required in generation, including contracting through IPPs-to meet the forecast demand growth and to maintain the existing generation infrastructure.

Richards Bay to get 2,000MW from gas power projectss 05 Oct, 2016
Richards Bay has been allocated nearly 2,000 MW of the government’s 3,000 MW gas-to-power project, and is banking on the development to energise its industrial development zone and stimulate economic growth in the region. Another 1,000 MW LNG-to-power plant will be constructed in Coega, with both the Richards Bay and Coega plants relying on imported gas to generate power. Independent power producers will undertake the projects. The Department of Energy released a preliminary information memorandum on the project earlier this week. A request for quotations is expected to be issued in November 2016, with an announcement of pre-qualified bidders to be made in April 2017. The release of the final request for proposals will be issued in August 2017.

Ranhill gets power plant project in Sabah 05 Oct, 2016
Ranhill Holdings Bhd has obtained approval from the Energy Commission for the proposed development of a 300 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Sabah. Ranhill has a 50 per cent equity interest in the consortium of private companies that have submitted the power plant project to the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water. The consortium is instructed to commence negotiations with Petronas and the company identified by the Government of Malaysia to develop the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline, to ascertain the terms and conditions of the gas supply required for the project. A letter of award will be issued by the Energy Commission after the terms of the gas supply agreement are determined.

Ivory Coast to invest nearly $1 bln in oil product storage, transport 05 Oct, 2016
Ivory Coast plans to invest almost $1 billion in oil product pipelines and storage in a bid to create the largest fuel hub in sub-Saharan Africa. The mass storage company will be tasked with building 1.5 million cubic metres of storage by 2020. The storage company will invest 420 billion CFA Francs and the transport company will invest 150 billion.

Royal Technologies to invest nearly $34M in new Ottawa County facility 05 Oct, 2016
Royal Technologies Corporation will invest $33.7 million to construct a new facility in Jamestown Charter Township. The company manufactures plastic injection components for the office furniture, automotive and consumer products industries and it has received a $400,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Hamlin Town Center announces plans for cancer-treatment facility 05 Oct, 2016
The Hamlin Town Center project, an 850-acre mixed-use development at New Independence Parkway and State Road 429, announced the first medical facility to be included in its medical complex: a proton therapy center. The center will be the first piece of a 25-acre medical complex and it is a joint venture between Provision Healthcare LLC and Hamlin Retail Partners West, an LLC that includes Boyd Development Corporation and real-estate agency Schrimsher Properties. Construction for the center is estimated to begin in late 2017 with a target opening date somewhere around late 2018 or early 2019.

FRA plans to construct bridge 04 Oct, 2016
The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) plans to construct a new pedestrian bridge for the people of Bua Lomanikoro early next year. FRA is also working on other specifications including designing, procurement of a contractor to carry out the construction work.

Almac To Invest In Overseas Expansion 04 Oct, 2016
Almac Group is investing £4m in a bid to significantly to expand its global operations. The company is investing in expanding its clinical services facility and developing its diagnostics and clinical technologies operations. The investment will create 80 jobs.

Archer-Daniels Midland Upgrades Facility 04 Oct, 2016
Golden Peanut & Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), has completed a warehouse upgrade in Vienna, Georgia. The project has been completed on time and on budget. Archer-Daniels Midland acquired 100% of Golden Peanut & Tree Nuts five years ago, wanting to own the largest domestic handler, processor and exporter of peanuts, peanut oil and peanut-derived ingredients, as well as the leading peanut-sheller and peanut-oil refiner in the country.

FedEx building new distribution center, planning to open in 2017 04 Oct, 2016
FedEx Ground is building a 248,000-square-foot distribution center in I-75 Business Park in south Bibb County. The new facility is part of a nationwide expansion to increase daily package volume capacity and improve the speed and service of the FedEx Ground network. Cooper Construction Co., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is building the facility, which is expected to be fully operational in July 2017.

Hyosung to expand spandex plant in Turkey 04 Oct, 2016
Hyosung Corp., a South Korean synthetic fiber manufacturer, plans to increase its spandex output in Turkey. The company will spend US$27 million to expand spandex output by 5,000 tons to 25,000 tons, by the end of the first half of next year.

Abu Dhabi mulls next LNG terminal at Khalifass 04 Oct, 2016
The United Arab Emirates is considering building an LNG terminal at the Port of Khalifa in Abu Dhabi. A study is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year and will determine whether a terminal is feasible.

Evonik to expand membrane production in Austria 04 Oct, 2016
Evonik Industries will expand its Schorfling site in Austria, where the group will build another operations complex for producing gas separation membrane modules of its Sepuran brand. In addition to a new hollow fibre spinning plant, the facility will include further spaces for research and development, application technology, and another warehouse.

SoftBank plans to invest in the IoT and AI 04 Oct, 2016
SoftBank aims to invest 5 trillion won in South Korea’s information technology sector, including areas such as ‘internet of things’ and artificial intelligence, as well as mobile and smart robotics, over the next decade. The company is looking for business opportunities to work together with Korean partners in the IoT area after its acquisition of U.K.-based chip design firm ARM for $32 billion.

MabPlex Announces Expansion of cGMP Manufacturing Facilities 04 Oct, 2016
MabPlex International (MabPlex), a global CRO/CMO service provider specializing in the development and manufacturing of antibody therapeutics and Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADC), has broken ground on the expansion of its bio manufacturing facilities in China. The new 428,000 sq. ft. facility is expected to be completed by August of 2017. The Utility and HVAC validation shall be finished by December 2017 and the fill/finish facility will be completely validated by March of 2018.

Turkish Firm to Build Sewage Treatment Facility in Tehran 04 Oct, 2016
A Turkish contractor will construct an industrial wastewater treatment plant in a southwestern suburb of Tehran in an area of 45 hectares, after finalizing an agreement with Tehran Province’s Water and Wastewater Company. The project is estimated to cost about 125 million euros, and is expected to be completed in 54 months. The contract has been formally signed on 4th October, 2016.

Ultrafab announces expansion of Greenville County facility 04 Oct, 2016
Ultrafab Inc. will invest $2 million to expand its existing operations in Greenville County. The company will lease an additional 20,000 square feet of the industrial building housing its operation in Greer at 49 Freedom Court. The facility is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter. The company makes and sells window and door weather-stripping, as well as weather seal products, for OEM applications and it also supplies engineered solutions for the fenestration, transportation, industrial, office equipment and health care industries.

Benue Govt. to construct 10 mw of power plant at $18m 04 Oct, 2016
The Benue government, with an investor Contec Global, will construct a 10 MW of embedded power plant valued at 18 million dollars. The planned power plant will be dedicated to industrial layouts in the state. The company has been issued a Certificate of Occupancy for the project site. The power plant will also comprise three units of General Electric 3.4 MW turbines fuelled by gas transported with trucks from the oil fields.

Carrigtwohill Treatment Plant Gets €12M Upgrade 04 Oct, 2016
A €12 million upgrade at the Carrigtwohill wastewater treatment plant has been completed on 3rd October, 2016. The plant is capable of catering for a population of 30,000 and further upgrades at the plant could double this capacity.

New wine processing facility proposed for Red Cliffs near Mildura 04 Oct, 2016
Weilong Grape Wine Company’s new wine processing facility with the ability to store 73 million litres of wine has been proposed for the Murray Valley. The company has submitted the proposal to the Mildura City Council. The complex will also include an administration building, plant buildings, offices, laboratory and a wastewater treatment plant with access via two separate driveways for heavy and light vehicles from Treviso Way. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2016 with 2018 being the first vintage.

MPIC to invest P15B in Payatas project 03 Oct, 2016
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) plans to invest P15 billion in the proposed waste to energy project in Payatas, Quezon City. The company has submitted an unsolicited proposal to the local government of Quezon City to convert 3,000 tons of waste a day to generate about 35 MW of power. The company will look for partner to help finance the project once it is accepted by the city government.

United Fish opens €30 fishmeal plant in Irelandss 03 Oct, 2016
Irish fishmeal firm United Fish Industries (UFI) has officially opened its €30 million, 1,200 metric tons of raw material input per day plant in Killybegs. The plant is the result of a two-year build and an investment on the part of both UFI and Scandinavian group Pelagia, of which UFI is a part.

Al Meera set to expand with 5 new stores in Qatar 03 Oct, 2016
Al Meera Consumer Goods Company is in the final stages of preparations for five of the company’s upcoming stores in Qatar, starting with the 4,239 sq. mtrs Bu Sidra branch, which is set to open its doors to consumers in the soon future. The company will also opening four new shopping centres in North Sailiya (Al Miarad), Al Wakra (West), Um Salal Ali, and Leaibab 2, built on a covered area of 4,000 sq. mtrs, 2,667 sq. mtrs, 4,014 sq. mtrs and 5, 093 sq. mtrs respectively.

SBI opens branch in Myanmar 03 Oct, 2016
State Bank of India on 3rd October, 2016 opened its branch in Yangon, Myanmar. This is the 54th foreign branch of India’s largest bank. Earlier this year, SBI has been awarded a banking license to open a branch in Myanmar with the primary objective of extending wholesale banking services to foreign corporates.

Pirelli to invest 200 mln euro in Romanian plant by 2021, create 500 jobs 03 Oct, 2016
Pirelli plans to invest 200 million euro at its tyre plant in Slatina, in southern Romania, by 2021. The company plans to increase the plant’s output to 15 million units per year from current 10 million, thus creating 500 new jobs. The enhancement plan also involves the production area in Slatina dedicated to motorsport, which includes a F1 production unit serving as a back-up for the main Pirelli F1 plant in Turkey.

Italian manufacturer Ritrama to invest $85M in Spartanburg 03 Oct, 2016
Ritrama, which makes pressure-sensitive adhesive materials, officially announced the details of its $85 million, 350,000-square-foot Spartanburg County plant on 3rd October, 2016. The new facility will serve as the company’s logistic platform to service all of North America, and it will export products to Central and South America. The facility is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2017.

BWG to expand Spar/Eurospar network with 20 new outlets 03 Oct, 2016
BWG Foods, the wholesaler and retailing company, plans to add a further 20 Spar and Eurospar outlets to its network of 450 in Ireland over the next 12 months. BWG, which is 80 per cent owned by Spar South Africa, currently supplies all Spars and Eurospars in Ireland, and also operates a portion of the estate itself.

China Jiangxi Corporation to construct 50MW Garissa solar plant 02 Oct, 2016
The Kenyan Ministry of Energy has signed an MoU with China’s Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) for the construction of a 50 MW solar plant in northeast Kenya’s Garissa County. The feasibility studies on viability of the project have been finalized to pave way for its commissioning at the end of this year. The 135-million-U.S. dollar solar plant will be fed to the national grid.

Inolex opens new commercial office and warehouse in Brazil 02 Oct, 2016
Cosmetic ingredients company Inolex is expanding to Brazil with the opening of Inolex do Brasil new commercial office and warehouse in Sao Paulo. The foundation of Inolex do Brasil follows the opening of a Commercial office & Technical Center in Guangzhou, China earlier this year and shows Inolex’s commitment to solidify its presence globally.

HCA plans upgrades at water plant 02 Oct, 2016
Hazleton City Authority will apply for a grant and a state loan to pay for an estimated $1.5 million in improvements to its 25-year-old filtration plant. Officials will apply for a state Small Water and Sewer grant to pay for part of the project and file a loan application with Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to cover the balance. The work will include rebuilding an air scour system and clarifier units, repairing hairline cracks that have been detected in concrete basin walls, replacing a corroded fluoride system, and upgrading testing equipment and servers.

ABB opens Senatobia facility to build parts previously made overseas 01 Oct, 2016
ABB has opened a new advanced manufacturing facility in Senatobia that will produce ABB Tmax XT Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCBs) and the ABB Emax 2 air circuit breaker for the United States. The 85,000 square foot facility will also bring 200 new jobs by the third year of its operation and an additional 100 jobs that will be added before the fifth year.

Batang Igan Bridge project expected to commence in 2018 01 Oct, 2016
The construction of the Batang Igan Bridge is expected to start in early 2018 at the latest. The project is estimated to cost approximately RM300 million, which will also take into account the 4km road leading to the proposed bridge. The project has been approved in the Rolling Plan 2 (under) 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP-Year 2017).

Hotel giant inks deal for new Holiday Inn in Dubai 01 Oct, 2016
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park which will be operated under a management agreement with an affiliate of the Rolaco Group. The hotel will comprise 402 rooms and suites, including five meeting rooms and a conference hall seating 600 guests. Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park will also offer four food and beverage outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, and a gym. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2019.

Williston building new wastewater treatment plant 01 Oct, 2016
The City of Williston is building a new roughly $100 million wastewater treatment plant that’s expected to be fully operational next year. The old system could serve about 10,000 people, while the new one can handle up to 60,000. Next month, the facility will go from processing about two million gallons of waste daily to up to six million gallons.

Chetrit Group files plans for 46-story apartment-hotel project in Hudson Yards 30 Sept, 2016
The Chetrit Group filed plans on 30th September, 2016 to build a 622-foot-tall, 373,275 square-foot tower at 545 West 37th Street in Hudson Yards. Floors nine through 27 will contain a hotel with 358 rooms, a business lounge and a premium lounge for guests, permits show. Above, floors 32 through 46 will boast 131 residential units spanning 269,688 square feet. The first floor will hold the lobby, an event space and restaurant, with another eating and drinking establishment ton the second floor. Floors three through five will have event and pre-function areas. Amenities in the building will include a residential lounge on the 30th floor, along with fitness and spinning rooms and yoga and pilates studios, filings indicate. Cetra Rudy is the architect.

Tap Starts Building Work In Albania 30 Sept, 2016
The TransAdriatic Pipeline (TAP) company begun construction work on 30th September, 2016 in Albania. The 878 km long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (Tanap) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in southern Italy. TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), Azerbaijan state Socar (20%), Italian Snam (20%), Belgian Fluxys (19%), Spain’s Enagas (16%) and Swiss generator Axpo (5%).

Egypt’s ETHYDCO opens PE plant 30 Sept, 2016
Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. (ETHYDCO) has started a $1,9 billion plastics and chemicals complex to manufacture Poly Ethylene (PE) products in Alexandria, Egypt. With an ethylene capacity of 460,000 metric tons per year, the complex is equipped with a dedicated 200,000 tonnes per year high density PE line and a swing line to produce 200,000 tonnes annually of either linear low density PE or HDPE polymers. There is also a 20,000 tonnes per year line to manufacture butadiene.

Henrico brewery planning $2.5M Fredericksburg expansion 30 Sept, 2016
Strangeways Brewing will spend $2.5 million over the next three years to expand to Fredericksburg with a new tasting room, event space, beer garden and production facility. Right now, Strangeways is only distributed in Central Virginia, but the expansion will help it enter new ones and expand in the area.

TASA opens first enriched anchovy processing plant 30 Sept, 2016
TASA, the food and marine ingredient firm has opened the first enriched anchovy primary processing plant in Huanta, Ayacucho, as part of Sumaq project, in which it is working with Action Against Hunger Foundation. This project made it possible to convene, train and empower leading women from the area, who have shaped micro firms Sumaq Esmeralda and Allin Mikuy to operate the plant and distribute the processed fishery products.

Westland Milk to build infant formula plant 30 Sept, 2016
Westland Milk is putting a $3 million plot of land next to its Rolleston factory into a new joint venture with Hong Kong-listed Ausnutria Dairy to build a new infant formula plant operating under the Pure Nutrition moniker. The milk processor will take a 40 percent stake in the Pure Nutrition joint venture company, while Ausnutria will get 60 percent with the Hong Kong company injecting $4.5 million of cash and loaning $32 million to the subsidiary to build a blending and canning plant at Rolleston. The plant’s initial capacity is expected to be about 20 million cans of milk formula, or 15,000 tonnes, depending on the product mix. Construction is expected to kick off soon with completion slated for late next year.

Aramark Warehouse Planned in Decatur 30 Sept, 2016
The Decatur City Council will consider a rezoning petition for Aramark Distribution Services to build a 105,000 square foot warehouse/distribution facility at 3718 East Mound Road outside the city limits. The Council will have to annex the 20 acre site and rezone it from R-1 Single Family Residence District to M-1 Intense Commercial/Light District. The petition has been approved by the City Plan Commission. The Decatur City Council will consider the matter at its next meeting on 3rd October, 2016.

Kenya electricity generating firm set to construct 140 MW power plant 30 Sept, 2016
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to being construction of a 140 MW geothermal power plant at Olkaria V in Kenya before the end of the year. The organization has already secured funding to the tune of 300 million U.S. dollars for the construction of the power plant. The process to identify the contractor will begin in October and the tendering process to select the contractor will be finalized soon. The project will take 18 months to get completed.

Kalla Group Signs First Partnership With Toshiba for Hydro Power Plant Projecti 30 Sept, 2016
Malea Energy, a utility unit of Kalla Group has appointed Toshiba Asia Pacific Indonesia to supply equipment for its hydro power plant in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi. Under the terms of the partnership, Toshiba will supply equipment for the 90-MW power plant over the next three years. Currently, the Kalla Group is also working on four other hydro power plant projects, with a total capacity of 1,535 megawatts. Three of the plants are also located in Sulawesi, including a 655-MW plant in Poso, another 180-MW plant in Toraja and a 450-MW plant in Mamuju. The group also has a 250-MW project on the way in Kerinci, Jambi.

Sharp Corp. set to invest ¥57 billion in organic LED production 30 Sept, 2016
Sharp Corp. is investing ¥57.4 billion for the development of organic LED display production facilities, with the goal of starting output by June 2018. The funds will be used for equipment and to deliver sample products to customers. The investment will be for Sharp’s factories in Mie and Osaka prefectures. The investment is part of the ¥200 billion that Sharp had already committed to OLED technology, part of a strategic plan it adopted with new owner Foxconn Technology Group.

Nigerian Firm To Invest $630m In Tanzania Power Project 30 Sept, 2016
Egbin Power Plc has expressed interest in investing in Tanzania energy sector, and is considering putting up a natural gas-fired power plant in the East African country. The company wants to invest about $630 million in the project. The construction of the plant is expected to commence any time after the company has inked the investment pact with the host government.

Badlands NGLs, LLC Announces Development of Gulf Coast Merchant Alpha Olefins Facility 30 Sept, 2016
Badlands NGLs, LLC announced the completion of several important milestones in its development of a Gulf Coast merchant Alpha Olefins (AO) manufacturing facility. The facility will manufacture the polyethylene co-monomers 1-butene and 1-hexene using a proprietary ethylene metathesis technology. The new facility is expected to begin operation in approximately 24 months and will have the ability to produce annual volumes of 93 KT of 1-butene and 141 KT of 1-hexene. The company has signed an agreement with an institutional investor in order to source all required project funding.

Apple sets up first R&D center in China 29 Sept, 2016
Apple has set up its first R&D center at Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, China. The R&D center has a registered capital of CNY100 million, with total investment likely to reach CNY300 million in the future. The project is expected to get completed in 2016 and to be used to integrate Apple’s engineering and business teams for ramping up sales and services.

EagleEagle Cement investing $300 M for Davao plant Cement investing $300 M for Davao plant 29 Sept, 2016
Eagle Cement, is pouring in $300 million to construct a new cement plant in Davao City. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility is scheduled on 20th October, 2016. The new plant will have the capacity to produce two million tons or 50 million bags of cement per year.

St. Marys Cement Plant to get $130M expansion 29 Sept, 2016
A $130 expansion project has been approved for the St. Marys Cement Plant in Charlevoix. The project includes adding a new finish mill, another kiln and a new coal grinding system. The project is expected to get completed in April 2018.

Varun Beverages Starts Pepsi Plant Construction 29 Sept, 2016
Varun Beverages Zimbabwe has started the construction of its $30 million Pepsi bottling plant in Harare. The machinery and equipment have been ordered and all resources required for the completion of the plant are in place. The plant is expected to be completed by Q217.

Plateno Group announces two new projects in Germany 29 Sept, 2016
Plateno Group, through its European subsidiary based in Berlin, is opening its first hotel in Bavaria, in Munich. The 7 Days Premium Hotel is scheduled to welcome its first guests in Q4 2017. The new-built hotel is the group’s second property in Germany, and fourth in Europe.

FS to invest €94 bn and double turnover by 2026 29 Sept, 2016
Italian State Railways (FS) plans to invest €94 bn to modernize the railway and to double its turnover during the next 10 years according to its 2017-2026 strategic business plan which has been unveiled in Rome on 28th September, 2016. The plan is designed to transform FS from a traditional national railway into an international integrated mobility provider for both passenger and freight. The capital investment of €94 bn, comprises €73 bn for infrastructure, €14 bn for rolling stock, and €7 bn for technical development. An investment of €33 bn is foreseen in the conventional rail network, €24 bn for the high-speed network, and €5 bn for the TEN-T corridors that cross Italy.

Tyson Foods to spend $27M to expand beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, adding 350 jobs 29 Sept, 2016
Tyson Foods will add 350 jobs at its beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs. The company will spend $27 million to expand the plant’s capacity to produce ‘case-ready’ meats-ground beef, meal kits, and cuts of beef and pork ready for distribution to grocery retailers. The work includes a 55,000-square-foot addition for new production lines and warehouse space. It is expected to be complete in July 2017.

Eldorado Stone, LLC to expand, add jobs in Franklin County 29 Sept, 2016
Eldorado Stone LLC, that manufactures architectural stone veneer will consolidate its Greencastle-based manufacturing facility and Hagerstown, Maryland-based distribution facility into a new dual-purpose site in Franklin County. The company will lease a 432,000-square-foot, build-to-suit manufacturing and distribution facility on 25.4 acres in the Antrim Commons Business Park, Antrim Township. The company plans to invest $6,880,000 in the project, including the leasehold and upgrades to equipment and processes.

Sahajanand Medical Technologies opens new R&D facility in Ireland 29 Sept, 2016
Sahajanand Medical Technologies (SMT) has opened its new Research & Development (R&D) Centre in Galway City, Ireland. SMT aims to attract global talent through this new facility in Ireland to diversify its product portfolio. The core functions of SMT Ireland Centre will be R&D and logistics. The key on-going research projects at the facility are developing next generation of Stent and Advanced Balloon Catheter technology.

Lonza to expand Pearland biotech facility 29 Sept, 2016
Swiss pharmaceutical and biotech firm Lonza plans to more than double the size of its clinical manufacturing and research and development facility under construction in Pearland. The project, which broke ground in March in the Lower Kirby District along Kirby Drive south of the Sam Houston Tollway, has been expanded by 150,000 square feet for a total of 250,000 square feet. Opening is planned in late 2017.

BankBazaar invests Rs 5 crore in Singapore arm 28 Sept, 2016 is pumping about Rs. 5 crore into its Singapore arm Bank-Bazaar International as it looks to broaden its operations in the overseas markets. The firm, which runs an online marketplace that offers instant customized rate quotes on loans or other personal finance products is also exploring other Asian and Middle Eastern markets.

WuXi Biologics Opens New Manufacturing Facility In China 28 Sept, 2016
WuXi Biologics, an open-access biologics research and technology platform company, has opened a new commercial-scale biologics perfusion manufacturing facility in Wuxi City, China. The first phase of construction has been completed, and it began operations in September 2016.

China’s Fosun to invest in $6.9 billion Chinese high-speed rail project 28 Sept, 2016
Fosun International will invest in a $6.92 billion private-partnership project to build a high-speed rail link, becoming the first private firm to take part in a Chinese high-speed rail project. China’s government is keen to lure private capital to infrastructure projects to alleviate the debt burden of local authorities, and has promised policies to support PPPs.

AbbVie Opens First Phase of its Global Manufacturing Facility in Singapore to Support the Growth of its Pipeline 28 Sept, 2016
AbbVie has strengthened its manufacturing capabilities by opening the small molecule Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) facility at Tuas Biomedical Park, Singapore. The new 120,000 square-meter site is the company’s first manufacturing facility in Asia and will also include a biologics manufacturing facility that is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2018.

UPS Breaks Ground on New Facility in Bielefeld, Germany 28 Sept, 2016
UPS has broke ground at an official ceremony for the construction of a new package sorting and delivery center in Bielefeld, Eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on 28th September, 2016. The facility will have an operating area of approximately 15,000 square meters and will be equipped with automated sorting systems capable of processing more than 22,500 packages per hour. It will also have 65 loading and unloading bays for containers and 115 parking positions for UPS delivery trucks. The $80 million project is scheduled to be operational by the end of October 2017.

Ceapro Inc. Announces the Grand Opening of New Bio-processing Extraction Facility 28 Sept, 2016
Ceapro Inc has opened its new 30,000-square-foot bioprocessing extraction/manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 28th September, 2016. The new facility includes an expanded production area specifically designed to house a commercial and demonstration scale PGX skid and an ethanol recycling system.

Deep Eddy Vodka plans new Buda facility 28 Sept, 2016
Deep Eddy Vodka plans to add a second production and distilling facility in Buda. The company is looking for additional capacity in the form of a 194,000 square foot facility that is on 15-plus acres on Precision Drive in Buda. The plans have been not finalized.

Konrady Plastics to expand in Portage, hire 14 28 Sept, 2016
Konrady Plastics plans to hire 14 more workers after doubling its space to 49,000-square-feet in Portage. The company will add 24,000 square feet onto its existing 25,000-square-foot facility and it will invest an estimated $3 million during the next four years. State-of-the-art CNC machining equipment will be added.

LHIN endorses expansion of Stevenson Memorial Hospital 28 Sept, 2016
The Central Local Health Integration Network endorsed Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s plan to expand on 27th September, 2016. The project will cost about $136 million and double the hospital’s current size to over 140,000 square feet. There will be new operating room suites, a new diagnostic imaging lab, and a much needed emergency department upgrade.

Goody Goody plans to expand in Hyde Park Village 28 Sept, 2016
Goody Goody, an iconic Tampa burger joint has opened in the Hyde Park on 23rd August, 2016. While a deal is yet to be finalized, the company is planning to lease an additional 392 sq. ft between the restaurant and CineBistro. Parkland Builders will handle the expansion project. Construction on the expansion could begin within a month.

Engro to set up 450MW RLNG power project 27 Sept, 2016
Engro Powergen has earmarked $405 million in investment to set up 450 MW of combined cycle power plant at Port Qasim. Kolachi Portgen, a subsidiary of Engro Powergen, is developing the project. The plant is expected to be commissioned in the summer of 2019. The company will enter into a PPA with K-Electric for the sale of energy generated for a term of 30 years.

Zani Muone shopping mall coming 27 Sept, 2016
Woodside Mall Zambia has set aside US$23 million to construct a shopping mall in Zani Muone area, Lusaka. The project will be done in phases. The mall is expected to comprise specialized fashion outlets and two proposed major food and dry goods service anchors, a food court and entertainment zone. Other amenities include banking and service nodes, an entertainment area, an administration area, a parking area and four landscaped courtyard spaces.

Eversafe Rubber plans South America expansion post-IPO 27 Sept, 2016
Eversafe Rubber Bhd plans to grow its export sales by establishing its footprint in new overseas markets outside the Asean region, like South America, once its Initial Public Offering (IPO) is realized. Besides exploring options to either set up representative offices and a warehouse or work with local distributors to help market and service its customers in South America, it is also looking at the feasibility of forming a joint venture with its South American customers to establish a tyre retreading plant there in 2017.

Oman signs deal to set up Iranian Bazaar 27 Sept, 2016
Oman and Iran have signed an agreement to establish Iranian Bazaar showcasing a variety of Iranian products in the wilayat of Barka in South Batinah. The bazaar will be built on an area of 40,000 sq. mtrs. The agreement has been signed on the sidelines of an Omani products exhibition (Opex) at the Tehran International Exhibition Centre.

Barrett Steel Secures £80M Funding Package 27 Sept, 2016
Barrett Steel has secured an £80m funding package from HSBC to help the steel stockholder consolidate its presence domestically, as well as grow its operations overseas, particularly in South East Asia and the Middle East. The company will be investing £6m of the funding in steel processing technology and equipment to ensure that it is meeting customer demands more efficiently. The financial support has also enabled Barrett Steel to develop new customer and supplier relationships in South East Asia and the Middle East, as well as scope the market for its product in new countries. The company has also set out a five-year plan, aiming to secure customers in new sectors and boost its turnover by £50m, to £300m, by 2020.

Axis Global Logistics Opens New Facility In South Florida 27 Sept, 2016
Axis Global Logistics, provider of fully customized single-source supply chain solutions for companies in a variety of industries, has officially opened a new warehouse, operations and sales facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The facility has access to five major seaports, including Port Everglades that is ranked the largest seaport in Florida based on its waterborne cargo value.

Metro Pacific to proceed with $480 million Manila road project 27 Sept, 2016
Metro Pacific Investments will start building a $480 million road project later this year, after the group secured a clearance from the government to proceed. The 8km, four-lane elevated road project, links the northern and southern outskirts of Metro Manila. The project is expected to get completed by 2021. The company is in talks with BDO Unibank to fund the project.

TBA Textiles invests further £700,000 in its Rochdale manufacturing plant 27 Sept, 2016
TBA Textiles will invest a further £700,000 in new technology and equipment with the support of a £150,000 grant from the N Brown Textiles Growth Programme. Set up by the Manchester Growth Company for the Combined Authority in Greater Manchester and the Alliance Project, the N Brown Textiles Growth Programme is delivered by the Business Growth Hub and funded by the Regional Growth Fund.

Toyoda Gosei to expand sealing plant in Mexico 27 Sept, 2016
Toyoda Gosei Co. plans to expand its facility in Mexico with a $35.5 million investment in response to increased automotive demand in North America. In addition to adding capacity, the firm has acquired land adjacent to the building to add about 20 percent or 82,000 sq. ft to its current footprint, bringing the building to 523,100 square feet by 2020. This addition will be used to add trial manufacturing equipment to the facility, improving the pre-production processes and it also will provide additional team member training. Construction is projected to be finished by November 2016.

LCMC Health to expand urgent care centers in metro area 27 Sept, 2016
LCMC Health is expanding its reach with a network of urgent care centers in the New Orleans area next spring. The company is partnering with Premier Health, an urgent care provider based in Baton Rouge. The urgent care services will include on-site lab work, X-rays, physicals and immunizations.

Merck to invest Euro 50 mn in German pharma packaging unit 26 Sept, 2016
Merck, a science and technology company will invest more than Euro 50 million in a state-of-the-art packaging building at its pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Darmstadt, Germany. Construction of the 15,000 square meter packaging building is planned to be completed by the end of 2017 and expected to be operational as of mid-2018.

Kilitch Drugs to set up plant in Ethiopia 26 Sept, 2016
Kilitch Drugs (India)’s unit Kilitch Estro Biotech Plc has acquired land for the installation of a pharma plant at Oromia special zone in Ethiopia. Around 4317.5 sq. mtrs of land has been allotted by the Bureau of Rural Land and Environmental Protection, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on lease for a period of 45 years.

Southwest Russia plans €834 m wind investment 26 Sept, 2016
Local authorities and private investors are planning to invest up to €834 million to build eight wind farms in the southwest Krasnodar region over several years. The capacity of planned wind farms will vary in the range of 39-150 MW. Each project will comprise of 13-50 3MW wind turbines. The new wind power plants will be built in the Yeisk, Temryuk, Shcherbinovsky and Kanev districts of Krasnodar. Negotiations are already under way, with Spanish developer Iberdrola and some local companies among the potential investors.

10 Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant For Monrovia 26 Sept, 2016
The Liberian government and project developer, Gigawatt Global Cooperatief U.A., have signed an MoU for the financing and construction of a 10 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Monrovia. The MoU, in part, states that Gigawatt will provide the government, through the Liberia Electricity Company (LEC), the roadmap, which summarizes the main actions and steps necessary for the development and construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant. It will also conduct at its own expense a technical and financial feasibility, including the analysis of financial cash flows and tariff structures and the average rate over the entire observation period of debt repayment and return on equity; provide all reports to the LEC within a period of eight months from the signing of this MoU; as well as provide 100 percent financing, both debt and equity as allowed under Liberian law.

KNH set to build 62-bed hostel for cancer patients 26 Sept, 2016
A Sh150 million hostel will be built at Kenyatta National Hospital next year. The 62-bed three-storey hostel, which will have a cancer information centre and a place for patients to rest, will be built with support from the American Cancer Society.

Micron opens expanded flash memory facility in Singapore 26 Sept, 2016
Chipmaker Micron Technology has opened its new expanded 3D NAND flash memory fabrication facility in North Coast Drive, Singapore on 26th September, 2016. The Fab 10 facility has been expanded at a cost of around US$4 billion dollars, which will be spread over a number of years.

Telxius to invest over EUR 350 mln in three undersea cables 26 Sept, 2016
Telefonica’s infrastructure subsidiary Telxius is set to invest EUR 352 million over the next three years in three major submarine cable projects already under development. The three projects are the 25,000 km SAM-1 cable linking the US and Latin America, the 11,000 km BRUSA cable connecting Brazil, Puerto Rico and the US, and the 6,600 km Marea cable between Spain and the US.

Rashtriya Chemicals to set up 1.3-mt urea plant in Iran 25 Sept, 2016
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) has formed a venture with Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation (GSFC) and Faradast Energy Falat Company (FALAT) for the development of a 1.3 million-tonne urea plant at Chahbahar, Iran. The project entails investment of Rs. 6,500 crore. The product will be shipped back to India.

RioZim Chooses Chinese Group to Design $2.1 Billion Power Plant 25 Sept, 2016
RioZim has chosen a Chinese company State Nuclear Electric Power Planning Design and Research Institute, based in Beijing to design a $2.1 billion, 2, 800 MW coal-fired Sengwa power plant in Zimbabwe. RioZim is working on raising funds through equity and debt for the facility. Of the $2.1 billion needed for the plant, $50 million will be for a coal mine that will supply the station.

Chinese winemaker to invest millions in Sunraysia 25 Sept, 2016
Weilong Grape Wine Company, China’s third largest winemaker will invest millions in Sunraysia. Last week, the company has announced the purchase of 1235 hectares of land across the Sunraysia and Swan Hill regions for $13.4 million, part of a new $120 million Australian subsidiary. The purchases, announced to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, included 886.8 hectares in the Mildura area and 120 hectares in New South Wales, believed to be at Coomealla.

PARC to set up sugarcane research station in Gharo 23 Sept, 2016
The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) on 22nd September, 2016 announced the establishment of a new sugarcane research station in Gharo. The new research station will be set up on the basis of the public-private partnership mode.

Metro Wastewater Plant now open – fully operational 23 Sept, 2016
Butte-Silver Bow’s $34,000,000 Metro Wastewater Plant has been opened and fully operational. The wastewater infrastructure will improve the long-term environmental health of a restored Silver Bow Creek, benefiting the local economy and all communities downstream.

Argentina to invest $1.5 bln in airport improvements through 2019 22 Sept, 2016
Argentina will invest $1.47 billion over the next three years to modernize the country’s airports to increase passenger capacity and boost air cargo shipments. Most of the money will go toward modernization efforts to boost capacity at 19 airports, with the aim of doubling the number of passengers traveling on domestic flights. The plan aims to increase commercial capacity at airports in remote regions to facilitate exports of local agricultural products.

Linde-Petronas JV to invest Euro 150 mn for industrial gases facility
BS 22 Sept, 2016
Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd has established a joint venture company with Petronas Gas Berhad (PGB) to build an industrial air gas facility that will produce gaseous oxygen and nitrogen to supply the needs of Petronas’ world-scale Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Complex (RAPID), within the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) in southern Malaysia. Linde and Petronas’ joint venture company, Pengerang Gas Solution Sdn Bhd (PGS), has also secured long-term agreements for the supply of oxygen and nitrogen to the world-scale refinery and petrochemical complex which includes an ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol plant. PGS will build two large air separation units and associated gas facilities resulting in a total investment of Euro 150 million.

MG Motor wraps up component expansion project 22 Sept, 2016
MG Motor UK has completed an expansion project at its electrical component testing facilities in Britain. With 22 team members and state-of-the-art testing equipment, the facilities are used to develop in-car electronics for all models manufactured by SAIC Motor Corporation, the parent company of MG.

Tata group opens office in Myanmar 22 Sept, 2016
Tata group has opened a new office premises in Yangon, strengthening its presence in Myanmar. The office has been set up by Tata International and will function as a central hub for Tata companies in India. It will facilitate growth of Tata companies by furthering their existing capabilities and exploring new opportunities across sectors such as agro, power, infrastructure, renewable energy, hospitality, tourism and consumer products.

Egypt to start construction of Zamalek underground metro station in 2 weeks 22 Sept, 2016
The construction of the underground metro station in Zamalek neighborhood, which is part of Cairo’s third metro line, will begin in two weeks time. The construction of this line, which passes through from Ataba district near downtown to the densely populated district of Imbaba, will cost EGP 20 million. The new metro lines will be completed by 2018.

Qatar Cool to commission 40,000RT cooling plant 22 Sept, 2016
Qatar Cool, a premier provider of district cooling in capital Doha, will be commissioning a third plant in the West Bay district next year. The new cooling plant is designed to have a capacity of 40,000 tons of refrigeration.

Train plant construction ‘on track’, says Gibela 22 Sept, 2016
The construction of Gibela’s R1-billion train factory at Dunnottar, in Ekurhuleni, is on schedule. Gibela has been contracted to supply the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa with 600 new passenger trains, in a deal worth R51-billion. The first 20 trains are being imported from Brazil, with the remaining 580 to be built at the Dunnottar site. Gibela will also provide maintenance and engineering services at the facility, as well as training in railway-specific artisan skills. Construction work on the facility is divided into seven packages, namely plant rescue, site clearance, bulk earthworks and civil infrastructure; main site buildings; supplier park buildings; rail infrastructure; electrical reticulation and equipment; mechanical; and cranes. Train production is set to start in the second quarter of 2017.

Olymel investing $11M in Quebec City-area pork plant 22 Sept, 2016
Olymel plans to invest $11 million to modernize its pork processing plant in St-Henri-de-Lévis, Que. The funds will cover the costs of a new a smoker, chillers, packaging equipment and a small 3,000 square-foot addition at the facility, which is located across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City. The equipment upgrades will allow the company to boost its production of sausages, Bologna, pepperoni, salami, smoked ham and other such products by about 20 million kilograms per year.

InfraRed to acquire 50-MW wind project in Scotland 21 Sept, 2016
A fund managed by InfraRed Capital Partners will acquire the 50-MW shovel-ready Afton wind project in southwestern Scotland for GBP 78 million. In particular, InfraRed Infrastructure Fund III will buy the 25-turbine project from developer E.ON Climate & Renewables. The scheme is fully consented and has secured grid connectivity. It is expected to enter the construction phase in the final quarter of the year. Completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Hang Lung Properties Unveils Plan for a New Premium Hotel in 21 Sept, 2016
Hang Lung Properties plans to open a new five-star hotel in Shenyang. As part of the Forum 66 mixed-use development, the Conrad Shenyang hotel will occupy the upper 19 floors of the 67-story office tower and it will also have 315 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites. The hotel is due to open in the first half of 2019.

UGM to build ‘techno-park’ in Kulon Progo 21 Sept, 2016
Gadjah Mada University (UGM) plans to build a techno-park in Kulon Progo regency, Yogyakarta, Central Java. The construction will begin in 2018. The park aims to become a teaching space to promote downstream academic and research products to the public. The park will also develop products for the renewable energy and the communications and information technology sectors.

Siemens to build offshore wind demonstration project in Denmark 21 Sept, 2016

Siemens will build the 28 MW Nissum Bredning offshore wind demonstration project in northern Denmark. Developers Nissum Bredning Vindmøllelaug and Jysk Energi have also confirmed a positive final investment decision on the project. The project will be the first offshore installation of Siemens’ SWT-7.0-154 wind turbine. Apart from its new turbine, the German firm will also deliver foundations and cable systems for the scheme. Turbine installation is scheduled for the summer of 2017, with commissioning anticipated in the third quarter of the same year.

Mecaplast to expand auto parts molding to Morocco 21 Sept, 2016
Mecaplast Group plans to launch a car component injection molding plant at Kenitra, Morocco in 2017. The firm is to invest up to 30 million euros to construct a 10,000-square-meter Moroccan unit to turn out molded plastic parts for a leading customer, Peugeot Citroën PSA. Construction work on the 557 million euro facility is set to begin late this year and production shall start by the end of 2017.

Grapevine hotel property off SH 26 to expand to include Hilton Garden Inn 21 Sept, 2016
Grapevine City Council, along with the planning and zoning commission, approved an expansion of the Courtyard Marriott/Towneplace Suites, which are both Marriott hotels. With the approval, a third brand-Hilton Garden Inn, will be added in conjunction with the existing two hotels. The expansion will include 150 rooms, bringing the property’s total room count to 450 rooms. Additionally the expansion will add 5,000 square feet of meeting space, making the total amount of meeting space on the site 15,000 square feet. The Hilton Garden Inn will be six stories and feature a restaurant and a bar.

Lockbox Storage Gets Approval to Expand in Blair, NE 21 Sept, 2016
McGregor Interests Inc. (MII) received approval last week to expand its Lockbox Storage facility in Blair, Nebraska. MII plans to expand the facility from 5 to 12 buildings. Some units will be climate-controlled, and an office will be added for a full-time manager. The property will have one entrance controlled by an electronic gate and keypad.

Kaduna govt, firm to establish $120m rice processing plant 21 Sept, 2016
Vicampro Farm, in joint venture with the Government of Kaduna State is to flag-off a $120 million French Rice/Potatoes processing plant in the state. Around 5,000 hectares of land will also be allocated in each local government area suitable for potatoes plantation. VICAMPRO, owner of the processing plant will buy the potatoes from the farmers for its massive production, as 60 percent of the products will be exported.

Raysut Cement to raise cement capacity to 140,000 tonnes 21 Sept, 2016
Raysut Cement’s gas supply station at its plant in Salalah has been commissioned and commercial operation has already been started. This will enable the company to increase the production capacity of cement to 130,000 to 140,000 tonnes of cement per annum, which will lead to increase the company’s profitability.

General Mills invest additional $3m in cottage cheese producer Good Culture 21 Sept, 2016
General Mills and venture capital fund CAVU Venture Partners has doubled its investment in cottage cheese company Good Culture to boost the start-up’s visibility. Good Culture makes thick, organic cottage cheese products that are much higher in protein and lower in sugar than traditional cottage cheese. An initial investment of $2.1 million has been made into the cottage cheese brand in March earlier this year.

Deerfield wind project construction underway 20 Sept, 2016
An $80-million wind power project in Searsburg and Readsboro is underway. Avangrid, a subsidiary of Spanish company Iberdrola Renewables, will build the 15 turbines in the Green Mountain National Forest. Once it’s operational in 2018, the turbines will produce enough electricity to power 14,000 homes. Green Mountain Power has agreed to a long-term contract.

Guardian Storage Expands Self-Storage Facility in Monroeville, PA 20 Sept, 2016
Guardian Storage will begin construction this week on a large expansion project at its property in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. The company is adding 83,525 square feet of storage space to its facility at 4711 William Penn Highway. The plans include renovating and expanding the existing two-story building as well as constructing a new three-story structure to create 709 new storage units as well as retail space.

Mitsuba expands auto plant in Hungary 20 Sept, 2016
Mitsuba Corporation has completed the first phase of a planned €13.5m expansion project at its parts plant at Salgótarján in Northern Hungary. The company has finished work on the construction of 8,500 sq. mtrs of new production halls and warehousing at its facility on Salgótarján’s industrial park. The additional working area has effectively doubled the site’s manufacturing and storage capacity and new production machinery will continue to be installed at the plant.

Cargill forms joint venture in Indonesia 20 Sept, 2016
Cargill has partnered with an Indonesian agri-food company to produce and supply fully cooked poultry products in Indonesia. The company has entered into a 60/40 venture with So Good Food, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indonesian agri-food company Japfa. The two companies will also produce a line of value-added consumer food products. The joint venture company will be called Cahaya Gunung Foods. Cahaya Gunung Foods will become a supplier to various quick-service restaurants, hotels, restaurants, the foodservice and convenience sectors in Indonesia. The company will also have the capability to export products to surrounding countries.

Solvay to build new facility in Germany 20 Sept, 2016
Solvay SA will build a new facility in Ostringen, Western Germany to produce lightweight materials for parts such as engine fan blades. Production will commence in the second quarter of 2017.

Nokian Tyres to build test facility, technology centre in Spain 20 Sept, 2016
The Spanish municipality of Santa Cruz de la Zarza has been selected as the location of Nokian Tyres’ new technology centre for the testing of summer and winter tyres. The Finnish tyre maker will invest approximately €16 million to build the facility on a site of some 300 hectares. Construction work will begin early in 2017, and while the facility will not be finished until 2019 the first project stage is expected to be completed next year.

Fonterra to invest in cheese 19 Sept, 2016
Fonterra Australia is to make a $AU4.3 million investment to boost cheese and whey capacity at its Wynyard plant in Tasmania. The investment will increase the plant’s cheese making capacity by 8,000 MT per annum by quickening every step of the cheese making process.

High-capacity wood processing facility to be erected in Tyumen region 19 Sept, 2016
Tyumen authorities signed an agreement with the investor, within the framework of construction of a plant processing added-value wood, which is located in the Tobol district, the Tyumen region of Russia. The Tyumen authorities will provide the investor with a forest raw material base, as well as with a plot of land. The regional administration will also render assistance in bring necessary utilities. The enterprise’s building is scheduled to start in the year 2017. Also, preparatory works within the framework of construction of a new wood processing facility started at the site in the Isetsky district. At the initial stage, over 175 m roubles will be invested in the project and more than 200 jobs are to be created.

UPMC looks for new site to build hospital 19 Sept, 2016
Pittsburgh-based UMPC plans to build a hospital in the Pleasant Hills borough of Pennsylvania. UPMC is in the process of assessing other sites throughout the South Hills area that have subsequently emerged that are better suited and offer more space to construct modern and technologically state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate the inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic testing, advanced imaging, comprehensive primary care, senior care and other needs of our patients.

Iranian companies invest $2.6B in Azerbaijan 19 Sept, 2016
Iranian companies have invested $2.6 billion in Azerbaijan’s economy. Azerbaijan is ready to support the activities of Iranian companies in the country with help of industrial parks, industrial districts, special economic zones, investment promotion documents and so on.

Synlait reveals $98m offer for expansion plans 19 Sept, 2016
Synlait is intending to raise $98 million for a $300m expansion programme over the next three years to include a second site. The company wants to increase its infant formula manufacturing and expand its packaging and value added cream manufacturing facilities.

Segue Resources Ltd looks to expand gold portfolio with new project 19 Sept, 2016
Segue Resources has applied for two exploration licences at the Barlee gold project covering 300 square kilometres in the Eastern Goldfield of Western Australia. A large portion of the greenstone belts are outcropping and will be the target of an initial rock chip and multi-element soil sampling program scheduled to commence in October 2016.

Tonga Power signs large solar energy project with China 19 Sept, 2016
Tonga Power has signed a long term PPA at the Zhuhai Singyes headquarters in China on 12th September, 2016 for the construction and commissioning of a 2 MW solar facility at Matatoa. The company also engages in the investment, construction and operation of large scale solar photovoltaic power plants and micro-grid energy systems, boasting a top-grade design and construction qualification in China, and has been involved in more than 600 large systems engineering projects. The new solar farm is expected to be fully operational by mid next year.

Construction of power transmission line to begin in two months 19 Sept, 2016
The construction work on the 878-kilometre high voltage direct current Matiari-Lahore Transmission Line Project worth $1.57 billion will be initiated under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in two months. The project will be completed in 24 to 30 months.

GE Healthcare to invest €150m in Ireland biopharma campus 19 Sept, 2016
GE Healthcare is to invest €150m in a biopharmaceuticals manufacturing operation in Ireland. The investment will consist of a new campus for biopharmaceutical companies in Cork, which is an established base in Ireland for global pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer.

Sika opens facility for adhesives and acoustic products in Brazil 19 Sept, 2016
Sika has opened a new manufacturing facility for adhesives and acoustic products in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new factory with its adjoining technology centre, will manufacture adhesives and a wide range of acoustic products for the automotive market in Latin America.

Nippon Electric Glass to set up joint-venture in China 19 Sept, 2016
Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) will cooperate with China-based Dongxu Optoelectronic Technology (DOT) to set up a glass substrate processing factory in Fuqing, southeastern China, on a joint venture basis. The factory will be initially capitalized at CNY240 million, with NEG holding a 40% stake and DOT and its wholly-owned subsidiary taking 10% and 50% respectively. The factory will process NEG-produced 8.5G glass substrates mainly for supply for China-based BOE Technology’s TFT-LCD panel fab under construction in the vicinity and it will come into operation in June 2017.

Arkansas manufacturer to invest $12M, add 400 jobs over 4 years 19 Sept, 2016
Intimidator Inc., a vehicle and lawn mower manufacturing company is growing its operations and creating 400 new full-time jobs over four years. The company will invest $12 million in facilities and equipment to expand an existing manufacturing plant and build a second one in Independence County Industrial Park.

Emirates SkyCargo opens new pharma facility at Dubai airport 18 Sept, 2016
Emirates SkyPharma, Emirates SkyCargo’s new purpose-built facility dedicated exclusively to the timely and secure transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai International Airport (DXB), has been officially opened on 18th September, 2016. The new purpose-built Emirates SkyPharma facility, part of the new 11,000-sq-m extension of Emirates SkyCentral terminal at Dubai International Airport, offers 4,000 sq. mtrs of space dedicated to pharmaceutical cargo. It also features temperature controlled zones (2-8 degree Celsius and 15- 25 degree Celsius), 88 temperature controlled individual positions in the automated ULD (aircraft pallet) handling system and 5 temperature controlled acceptance and delivery truck docks.

Farsons inaugurates beer packaging facility 18 Sept, 2016
Simonds Farsons Cisk plc inaugurated a state-of-the-art beer packaging facility at its brewery in Mrieħel following a €27 million investment. This latest investment in its operational facilities enables the firm to produce and package beer and other beverages in exportable packages.

LewisGale Hospital Montgomery undergoing $7 million expansion 18 Sept, 2016
The LewisGale Hospital Montgomery is in the midst of an approximately $7 million expansion set to modernize facilities. The plans will include, expanding and renovating heavily used sections of the hospital. Most of the renovations will begin in October and will be completed within the next six months.

Legends Bank to expand in Rolla 17 Sept, 2016
Legends Bank is expanding its branch in Rolla to better serve its growing customer base. The bank recently broke ground on an addition to its facility located at the intersection of Highways 63 and 72, with an anticipated completion in January 2017. The bank will be using Rolla area laborers, subcontractors and suppliers to complete the project.

Tharaka Nithi government to build Sh30 million sewage treatment plant 17 Sept, 2016
The Tharaka Nithi government will build a Sh30 million sewage treatment plant in Chuka town. The plant will be supervised by the Nithi Water and Sanitation Company and it will be equipped to transform waste into fertilizer than can be used for farming.

LPW Technology Establishes New R&D Facility for AM Metal Powder Degradation 16 Sept, 2016
LPW Technology, a market leader in the development, manufacture and supply of cutting edge metal powder solutions for Additive Manufacturing (AM), has established a new R&D facility. The facility is located within the internationally recognised Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire, UK. The purpose of this significant investment is to further develop LPW’s products and solutions to address the issues of metal powder degradation and contamination during the AM process.

USDA provides $ for new wastewater treatment plant 16 Sept, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture awarded $25,323,840 in federal funding, including more than $3 million in grant awards, to rural development projects in the state to support water and waste infrastructure projects and local economic development. The City of Monticello has been awarded a Water and Waste Disposal Loan of $14,285,000 to construct a new wastewater treatment plant.

GreenFiber International to build plastics recycling plant in Romania 16 Sept, 2016
GreenFiber International plans to invest 35 million euros to build its third production plant for synthetic fibers made out of 100% recycled PET. The new plant will be located in Urziceni, Romania and it will have a production capacity of 30,000 tons of synthetic material per year. The new plant will be operational by the first quarter of 2017. Additionally, the company is planning addition investments, which will double the plant’s capacity by 2018.

Cal Am pipeline construction coming soon to Peninsula 15 Sept, 2016
Construction of the first water pipeline on the Monterey Peninsula began in 1881, another major pipeline project, to be built and owned by California American Water, is set to break ground in October. The project costing $50 million is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

BMW upgrades its Dingolfing plant for new 5 Series 15 Sept, 2016

BMW is upgrading its Dingolfing plant in Lower Bavaria extensive refurbishment and construction in all technologies. The company has invested several hundred million euros in measures including a new body shop to the west of the plant and restructuring of drivetrain unit installation at the vehicle assembly facility. In addition to manufacturing all BMW 7 Series and BMW 6 Series models, the site will continue to produce all variants of the new BMW 5 Series and also serve as the lead plant for the BMW 5 Series’ international production network. Production of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will get underway at the end of the year at the main plant in Dingolfing and at Magna Steyr in Graz in early 2017.

West77 Partners plans 25 hotels 15 Sept, 2016
WoodSpring Hotels has entered into an agreement with West77 Partners of Bellevue to develop up to 25 hotels in the San Francisco Bay area. This is its second development agreement with West77 Partners. The two firms are working together to construct a number of hotels around San Francisco and in Washington state over the next several years, with the first expected to open this year.

AltaGas opens gas complex in British Columbia 15 Sept, 2016
AltaGas held the grand opening of the Townsend facility, an integrated midstream complex located in northeast British Columbia. The facility includes a 198 million ft3/d shallow-cut natural gas processing facility, natural gas gathering and liquids egress lines and a truck terminal. Commercial operation commenced on 10th July, 2016. The CAN$430 million project has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Mary Kay breaks ground on new US$125 million manufacturing facility 15 Sept, 2016
Mary Kay has broken ground on a new 480,000 square foot manufacturing, research and development facility in Lewisville, Texas. The new building will support Mary Kay’s mission to become a top 5 global beauty brand, producing skin care, color cosmetics and fragrances for its 3.5 million independent consultants worldwide.

DRI gives green light for new Bartow logistics facility 15 Sept, 2016
Planners at the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission in Rome have completed a Development of Regional Impact report for a proposed distribution and warehousing facility in Bartow County and determined it is consistent with local and regional plans. The Cassville-White Logistics Park project will include a 769,460-square-foot distribution and warehousing project on 59.6 acres at 515 Cassville-White Road.

First Catch to build lobster plant in Nova Scotia 15 Sept, 2016
First Catch Fisheries Company is planning to build a lobster processing plant on the waterfront in Shelburne after buying land for the project from the municipality. The 32,000-square-foot plant is to consist of a seafood holding and processing facility, storage and administration offices. Construction of the plant is expected to start this autumn with completion next year.

Universal Coal commissions its second coal mine 15 Sept, 2016
Universal Coal has successfully commissioned the first phase of its New Clydesdale Colliery (NCC) in Witbank, Mpumalanga. NCC is being developed in two phases, with production initially focusing on the Diepspruit underground area. The operation is now ramping up to Phase 1 nameplate capacity of 900,000 TPA ROM of export quality thermal coal destined for both domestic and export markets. With first production of coal occurring on the 8th September 2016, the first of NCC’s three coal handling and processing plants have been successfully commissioned over the previous two days, with the second plant to be fully commissioned within the next few days. Commercial agreement on the offtake of product has been finalized, with first sales to commence later this month.

Procemcol opens cement plant in Sogamoso 15 Sept, 2016
Procemcol has opened its 0.24Mt/yr Productora de Cemento SAS cement plant in Sogamoso. The project has an investment of US$10.2m and it will create 65 jobs. Sogamoso also has two other cement plants, owned by Cementos Argos and Cementos del Oriente, which are upgrading their equipment.

Industrial gas firm Air Liquide investing in upgrades at Hamilton, Ont. Plant 15 Sept, 2016
Air Liquide plans to upgrade the air separation unit at its Hamilton, Ontario plant. The company plans to begin upgrading the air separator shortly and expects to complete the work by April 2017.

Dot Foods plans expansion in Washington County 14 Sept, 2016
Dot Foods is planning to expand operations in Washington County through a $35 million. The two-phase project includes a 100,000-square-foot expansion at its Williamsport facility, increasing the total to 350,000 square feet of warehousing space, nearly doubling the company’s capacity. The first phase of the project includes a new truck-maintenance facility on property in Williamsport recently purchased by Dot Foods. It will be leased for Dot Transportation operations. In phase two, slated to begin in spring 2018, the company’s existing facility at 16301 Elliot Parkway will receive an overhaul, including renovations to the office, refrigeration and freezer space, while expanding the warehouse to add more dry space. Both phases shall be completed by 2019.

PP Control & Automation to Invest £1m in Extension 13 Sept, 2016
West Midlands industrial controls and sub-contracting manufacturer, PP Control & Automation, will invest more than £1 million in a new extension that will add 1,000 sq. mtrs of production space to its site in Cheslyn Hay, including a new logistics department and a clean assembly area. Building work has begun on the scheme that will give PP further capacity to help achieve its target of doubling its turnover to £40 million in 2021.

BFI to invest EUR 30 million into expansion of Meraklon hygiene fibre line 13 Sept, 2016
Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI) has announced a EUR 30 million investment to extend production capacity at its Merkalon plant in Terni, Italy, and expand the Meraklon specialty fibre portfolio with new BICO products. The investment centres on a new hygiene line equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art long spin technology to meet the on-going increase in demand in the market for high quality polyolefin fibres. It will be housed in a new building offering space for further expansion, which will be constructed at the Terni site. The company expects to begin installation of the equipment from mid-2017.

Greece wants Russia to invest in its coal industry 13 Sept, 2016
Athens has offered Russia’s Gazprom the opportunity to invest up to $900 million in the country’s coal industry. The offer includes the Vevi coal mine in the Florina region of northern Greece as well as the expansion of the 330 MW coal-fired Florina Power Station. Gazprom is interested in mining for coal in Greece together with its local joint venture.

Chinese invest in Kecskemét light aircraft factory 13 Sept, 2016
Kecskemét-based Magnus Aircraft has signed an investment deal worth more than EUR 30 million on creation of a joint venture with China’s Tianshan Industrial Group. The two companies are creating a new joint venture for the Magnus Aircraft to produce light aircraft under license for sale in China. The aircraft are Fusion 212-type, two-seater propeller-driven low-wing monoplanes, of which 1,500 units are planned to be produced and sold. The greenfield investment will see the building of a mid-sized airfield, an assembly and maintenance plant, and the Magnus Pilot Academy pilot training center network.

Bulgaria’s Neterra to invest 3 mln euro in database centre, to open office in Turkey 13 Sept, 2016
Neterra, a Bulgarian telecommunications company plans to invest $3.37 million in the construction of a database centre next year. The company will also decide on building another database centre during the same year; the details will become clear within two months. Further, the company plans to open an office in Instanbul, Turkey and also it plans to launch a new teleport for satellite communications in 2017.

Panasonic Opens “Panasonic Solution & Innovation Center Thailand” 13 Sept, 2016
Panasonic Corporation has opened the ‘Panasonic Solution & Innovation Center Thailand’ in Bangkok on 13th September, 2016. The center is established as the company’s Factory Automation (FA) showroom in Southeast Asia, aimed at showcasing highly-efficient manufacturing technologies and equipment. Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hanoi, Vietnam, are in the pipeline as the company expands its factory automation business globally.

Maine Medical Center planning $512 million expansion 13 Sept, 2016
Maine Medical Center is planning a more than $500 million expansion to modernize the hospital. The project will replace most double bed inpatient rooms with single bed rooms. Procedure rooms and other facilities will be modernized. The project calls for 300,000 square-feet of new construction, including a new building on Congress Street. Two floors for patient beds will be added to the East Tower. It is expected to take more than a year to get regulatory approval for the expansion. Construction is expected to take four years.

M&R evaluates oil and gas deal in the US 13 Sept, 2016
Murray & Roberts (M&R) is evaluating a US oil and gas acquisition and will probably seek a larger international deal in years to come. M&R, which built landmarks such as Johannesburg’s Carlton Centre is working to transform itself into an international operator specializing in underground mining, oil and gas, and power and water projects. The mining-industry division has units operating in SA, Australia, Canada and the US, and the next step will be to extend the geographic reach of the oil and gas business, which operates primarily in Australasia.

SMS group commissions new compact steel plant of El Marakby 13 Sept, 2016
The new compact steel plant of El Marakby in Giza, Egypt, is officially opened with an inaugural ceremony. The electric steelworks supplied by SMS group has an annual capacity of 350,000 tons and it comprises a raw materials handling system, a 45-ton electric arc furnace, a ladle furnace with a transformer rating of 8 MVA+20 percent and a three-strand billet caster supplied by SMS Concast.

StayWell Hospitality Group embarks on United Kingdom expansion 13 Sept, 2016
The Industrialization Ministry and the Swakara Board of Namibia plan to commission a feasibility study StayWell Hospitality Group announced plans of global expansion by entering into a partnership with renowned United Kingdom hospitality company-Fiveways Hospitality. The newly formed master licensing agreement between the two parties will enable StayWell Hospitality Group to significantly grow its Park Regis and Leisure Inn brands within the UK market. Entering this agreement will help to secure an additional four hotels in the region within the next 48 months which is part of the group’s overarching plan to reach 100 hotels globally within the next three years.

USA Hockey plans retail store at Fashion Show mall 13 Sept, 2016
USA Hockey plans to open a retail store at Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas on 1st October, 2016. The store, operated by Redline Hockey LLC, will feature the latest USA Hockey merchandise, Team USA-branded items, NHL apparel and other hockey-related products. Co-owner Gerard Nyman will manage the 1,250-square-foot store and it will be staffed by up to six people depending on the season.

Dangote set To Begin Coal Mining In November 12 Sept, 2016
The Dangote Cement Plc, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group, discloses its plan to start mining coal at Ankpa, Kogi State, in November. The coal mining initiative will benefit both the company and the Nigerian economy by reducing the need for foreign exchange and helps to protect existing jobs and create new ones.

Warehouse planned for Atchison industrial park 12 Sept, 2016
A new warehouse will be built at the Shannon Industrial Park near Atchison, Kansas. The city’s planning commission has granted site plan approval for Direct Mop Sales to construct a 21,800-square-foot distribution warehouse at the park on a 5-acre plot.

Eni expands in Singapore to capture Asia oil 12 Sept, 2016
Italy’s Eni plans to expand its trading office in Singapore as it sells more of its growing oil and liquefied natural gas output to Asia to meet the region’s rising import needs. New crude, condensate and LNG production from joint ventures in Kazakhstan from October, and from Ghana and the Jangkrik gas field in Indonesia in 2017 will add to the Italian producer’s daily output of 1.8 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Construction of Hewa A hydel project completed 12 Sept, 2016
Hewa A Hydro Project located near Panchthar headquarters Phidim, has started generating power. With the power generation, the hydro project is planning to test electricity transmission soon. Around 99.9 per cent work at the project has been completed.

Thermo Fisher opens clinical services facility in South Korea 12 Sept, 2016
Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a clinical services facility in Seoul, South Korea. The new site will provide local, regional and global pharmaceutical and biotech companies with a one-stop service for clinical supplies-from cGMP storage, local labelling, secondary packaging, comparator sourcing, handling and distribution of ambient and cold chain supplies to clinical site returns management.

Jaguar to invest Rs 890 cr in UK plant 12 Sept, 2016
Tata Motors-owned Jaguar will shift production of Jaguar XE to its Castle Bromwich Assembly Plant in the United Kingdom (UK), where it is investing Rs. 890 crore. The XE will gradually shift from its current home at Solihull. The plant currently produces XF, F-TYPE, and XJ.

Deutsche Telekom to expand data center in Biere 12 Sept, 2016
T-Systems, a part of European telecom network operator Deutsche Telekom, will expand its data center in Biere, Germany. Deutsche Telekom aims to enhance the cloud capacity at the Biere site by 150 percent by adding three additional data center modules to the site. It is targeting to begin operation of the new modules in the second quarter of 2018.

MetroPac to start Calax project in 2017 11 Sept, 2016
A unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. plans to start the construction of the P34.5-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway by the middle of next year. MPCala tapped DMCI Consunj Inc. to construct the Laguna side of the project, while Leighton Holdings of Australia will build the Cavite side. Calax involves the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a four-lane, 47-kilometer closed-system toll expressway connecting Cavitex and South Luzon Expressway. Construction is expected to be completed by 2020, while operations and maintenance will be from 2020 to 2050.

Russia says to sign TurkStream pipeline deal with Turkey in October 11 Sept, 2016
Russia plans to sign an agreement with Turkey next month on the implementation of the Turkish Stream gas export pipeline project. The inter-governmental agreement and road map are currently being reconciled; the process of agreeing on the final text is under way.

Mantua-based Mantaline adds new plant 11 Sept, 2016
Mantaline Corp. has expanded its operation and manufacturing capabilities with the addition of a new plant and equipment in Hiram. Its newest facility, called the Thermoplastic Extrusion and Injection Molding Innovation Center, spans about 30,000 square feet on an 8-acre site. The estimated cost of the new plant is $1.6 million; the firm is spending another $1 million to add an extrusion line with three extruders, presses and other equipment. A grand opening has been held on 17th August, 2016.

Plans to set up wool processing plant in Namibia 11 Sept, 2016
The Industrialization Ministry and the Swakara Board of Namibia plan to commission a feasibility study on the setting up of wool processing plant in Namibia which could process as much as 360 000 tonnes of wool. The study is expected to cover wool processing such as grading, scouring, drying, carding and felting and it is expected to be carried out within a period of 45 days spread over the time from the signing of the contract on 24th October, 2016 to 31st January, 2017 when the feasibility study report must be submitted.

Trans-Asia interested in 40-MW wind plant 11 Sept, 2016
Trans-Asia Renewable Energy Corp., is keen on developing the 40-MW Sibunag wind power project in Guimaras province. While the company had no timeline for the project construction, it is preparing the project for government’s decision on the third round of feed-in tariff for wind projects. Construction will be commenced this year.

Panays 1st solar plant opens 11 Sept, 2016
Cosmo Solar Energy Inc. (CSEI) inaugurated its P745-million solar power plant of Panay Island in Miag-ao, a town in southern Iloilo province on 8th September, 2016. The 15-hectare solar power plant can generate 5.67 MW.

Shapoorji Pallonji to develop first Dubai project 11 Sept, 2016
Shapoorji Pallonji is all set to enter the UAE real estate scenario as a developer with its first project-Imperial Avenue in Downtown Dubai. A 45-storey residential tower boasts 424 apartments and five levels of parking that emphasizes on larger living spaces to provide the residents with high-quality living. The company’s international unit, SP International Property Developers, is set to establish itself as an independent developer for the project.

Denver U-Haul Facility Expands to Add More Than 700 Self-Storage Units 10 Sept, 2016
U-Haul International Inc. is expanding its self-storage properties in Denver. Plans are underway to add more than 700 indoor, climate-controlled units to U-Haul Moving & Storage of the Mile High at 7540 York St. The new units will roughly double the amount of self-storage among the six U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities in the region.

African firms to set up $12mn garment factory in Rwanda 09 Sept, 2016
Albert Supply and Prime Economic Zone have entered into a renewable 5-year land lease agreement with Rwanda’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) to set up a new $12.44 million garment and footwear factory in Kigali, Rwanda. As per the deal, the two companies will obtain 2.5 hectares of land to set up the factory, for which operation is expected to begin by July 2017. Albert Supply will manufacture garments from cotton, leather and other raw materials, whereas Prime Economic Zone will produce belts, bags and shoes from leather.

DP World to invest $440m in Somaliland port 09 Sept, 2016
DP World has entered an agreement to build and operate a multipurpose port at Berbera. DP World will take a 65% stake in the project and the Somaliland government will own the rest. The first phase will include a 400m quay, a 250,000-sq-m yard, as well as gantry cranes and reach stackers to handle containers and cargo. Construction will start 12 months after the final agreement is reached, and is expected to take 24 months to complete. DP World will run the port for 30 years, with an automatic 10-year extension if it wishes.

KYOCERA SGS Precision Tool Inc. to invest $9.5 million to establish East Coast manufacturing operation 09 Sept, 2016
KYOCERA SGS Precision Tool Inc. (KSPT), a wholly owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation and a leader in solid carbide cutting tool manufacturing, will invest $9.5 million to establish a North American technology and strategic manufacturing hub, KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub, LLC, in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County. KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub has also joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as an Organizing Member, the highest level of participation CCAM offers.

Innovia opens manufacturing facility for polymer banknotes 09 Sept, 2016
Innovia has opened a new, start-of-the-art, high security plant at its Wigton site in Cumbria for the manufacture of the substrate used for polymer banknotes. The Bank of England’s new polymer £10 banknote substrate is being produced at the new facility, ready for circulation in the Summer of 2017.

Sonoco invests $8m to expand s plastic packaging production at German facilities 09 Sept, 2016
Sonoco has boosted its production capacity for advanced injection-molded rigid plastics packaging by investing approximately $8m at its sites in Zwenkau, Germany. The company has added 25 new employees and expanded its two manufacturing sites including Zwenkau I and II in a bid to increase its production capacity while improving the location’s energy efficiency. Additionally, the company has set up additional office space and a high-bay warehouse.

Plant processing potatoes to be built in Lipetsk region for €120m 09 Sept, 2016
Belaya Dacha has commenced the construction of a large plant for special processing of potatoes in the Lipetsk region. All works at the construction site of the enterprise with the capacity of 100,000 tons of output production per year are scheduled to be completed by December 2017

Sai Son Cement VND50bn renovation project 09 Sept, 2016
Sai Son Cement (SCJ) will spend nearly VND450bn on renovation projects of clinker production lines at its Nam Son Cement plant. The investment will go towards renovating the plant’s equipment to save energy, which will in turn improve the economic efficiency of the clinker production lines. Some 20 per cent of the funds (VND85bn) for this project are generated through equity capital, while the remaining VND363bn came from commercial loans.

Safestyle To Build New £4.5M Factory 09 Sept, 2016
Safestyle UK is to invest £4.5m in the construction of a new 64,500 sq ft factory in Barnsley. The factory will be equipped with technology including a new glass toughening furnace, automated glazing line and a high-speed cutting table. Planning permission for construction on land adjacent to its existing site has been secured and will allow Wakefield-based Harris Construction Management to design and build the new factory.

AGRA Plans to Invest $500 Million in African Seed Companies 08 Sept, 2016
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) plans to invest $500 million over five years to help agricultural companies and governments on the continent produce seeds. The organization, founded in 2006 through a partnership between the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has already invested $100 million in seed companies since 2006. AGRA will start using the additional funds in January.

Becamex to invest in new Hanoi software park 09 Sept, 2016
Hanoi has approved another software park project that is expected to cost about VND24 trillion. The project, developed by Becamex Investment and Trade JSC, will be built on a section of Vo Nguyen Giap Street between the city center and Noi Bai Airport. A detailed plan will be completed by the end of the month. Construction is set to complete in 2019.

Plans for new Dublin hotel 08 Sept, 2016
Planning permission has been sought by Dublin Loft Company, a vehicle controlled by Kelly, Mark and Andrew Cosgrave, for the development of a 175-bedroom hotel in Dublin’s Smithfield. Arranged over seven storeys, the proposed development at 6-11 Hendrick Street will extend to 60,000 sq. ft. and replace an existing 3,000 sq. ft. property at the site. The proposed extension will have a total floor area of approximately 12,000 sq. ft. and consist of 32 additional bedrooms, bringing the hotel’s overall room count to 164.

Thai-Danish to jointly build dairy factory 08 Sept, 2016
The Dairy Farming Promotion Organisation (DPO) is setting up a new dairy factory in a joint investment with private operators and dairy farmers. The new factory, valued between 700 million and 1 billion baht, will be built under a new business model in which farmers will be stakeholders. The new plant is expected to start operations in the next 2-3 years.

Tema port expansion project to commence 1st October 08 Sept, 2016
Construction works on the $1.5billion Tema Port expansion project is expected to commence on the 1st October, 2016. Meridian Port Services (MPS) has awarded the contract for the construction of the Tema Port expansion project to the China Harbour Engineering company and AECOM professional services (Ghana). MPS has signed a $667 million financing package with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), while the MPS shareholders will provide the rest of the funding as fresh equity amounting to $333million dollars.

Merck opens OLED materials manufacturing plant in Germany 08 Sept, 2016
The German science and technology company Merck has opened its new production plant for Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) materials, which are used in displays and lighting systems, in Darmstadt, with a total investment of around Euro 30 million. By 2018, the company aims to be one of the leading suppliers of OLED materials and deliver from a single source all the chemical materials necessary for OLED displays.

Alara Resources to set up copper-gold project in Oman 08 Sept, 2016
Alara Resources, an Australian-based minerals exploration and development company, has moved closer to the construction of site infrastructure at the Al Hadeetha copper-gold project in Oman. Construction of a 1 MTPA copper concentrator and other site infrastructure is planned to commence during the first quarter of 2017. The company, owns 70 per cent of the project, has also identified project financing options in excess of the forecast capex, having already invested $9 million with its joint venture partner.

Motherson Sumi acquires Hungarian auto parts maker Abraham es Tarsa 08 Sept, 2016
Motherson Sumi Systems (MSSL) has acquired the automotive business unit of Abraham es Tarsa Kft (Abraham and Co), the Hungarian auto component manufacturer, for Euro 10.4 million. With this transaction, which is expected to be completed in October 2016, MSSL through its wholly-owned subsidiary, MSSL Manufacturing Hungary Kft, will acquire the land, building and machinery of Abraham es Tarsa Kft. This acquisition will increase the in-house capability of SMR Hungary, and therefore will support SMR’s position as technology and market leader for automotive mirrors in Hungary and Europe.

Dana to Build New Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe 08 Sept, 2016
Dana Incorporated plans to construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Hungary, Europe. The 140,000 square-foot facility will provide customers in the region with access to Dana’s advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise to support their sourcing initiatives and technology strategies. With construction slated to begin in the first quarter of 2017, the company plans to invest approximately $51 million in the new facility and expects to employ approximately 200 associates by 2020.

H&S Bakery to expand Baltimore facility 08 Sept, 2016
H&S Bakery has started the construction on a $15 million project that will expand the company’s west building in the Fell’s Point community of Baltimore by 25,000 square feet. The expansion will bring the total square footage of the packaging/shipping building up to 62,000 square feet. The project, which shall be completed by the end of the year, will feature new equipment and upgrades.

BayWa teams with Geenex on 350MW of PV power plant projects in US 08 Sept, 2016
BayWa r.e has partnered with US PV project developer, Geenex Solar to build 350 MW of PV power plant projects across North Carolina and Virginia. BayWa r.e. will provide turn-key engineering, procurement, construction, financing and O&M services. The first project will be a 5MW project located in Northampton, North Carolina. The Hemlock project has started construction and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. Construction on a number of the projects are expected to start in the coming months with energy deliveries from the portfolio expected in 2017 and 2018 and range in size from 20 MW to 100 MW and are in various stages of development.

Paraguay Announces New Hydroelectric Power Plant Project 08 Sept, 2016
Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), announced its project for construction, operation and maintenance of a 14 MW hydroelectric power plant to be located on the Ypané river, in Concepción. It will require an investment of some USD 45 million, and the floodable area will be a maximum of 13 square kilometers. The awardee will handle evaluation of current project feasibility, as well as construction, maintenance and management of the dam. A public tender will be called and the awardee will have the right to operate the plant for 30 years.

UAE’s F Federal Electricity and Water Authority to build 200-megawatt solar power plant 08 Sept, 2016
The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) will build a solar power plant with capacity to produce 200 MW of energy and upgrade power grids by 2025 to meet the increasing demand. The authority spent AED2.7 billion to develop water and electricity services in its areas in the past three years. Twenty-three power plants are built, 34 existing plants are upgraded, 375 kilometres of water supply systems are installed, and water tanks with storage capacity of 73 million gallons are built between 2014 and 2016. The federal authority is developing a strategic plan to upgrade its supply systems and power grids by 2025.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts launches Aloft Riyadh in Saudi Arabia 08 Sept, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the entry of its innovative Aloft brand to the Saudi Arabian market with the opening of Aloft Riyadh. Owned and developed by FAS Hotels, division of Fawaz Al Hokair Group, Aloft Riyadh features 281 modern, loft-inspired guest rooms with the brand’s signature offerings, such as an ultra-comfortable plush signature bed and custom amenities.

French auto parts maker Plastivaloire to launch plant in Mexico 08 Sept, 2016
Plastivaloire, an interior automotive parts supplier is set to start up production at its latest manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosí in central Mexico before the end of this year. The company intends to ramp up the output at the facility, accelerating production to full capacity through 2017.

Storage Express Doubles Size of Indianapolis Self-Storage Facility 07 Sept, 2016
Storage Express has completed an expansion of its facility at 4822 Mann Road in Indianapolis. The site now offers 62,000 square feet of storage space, which is double its original capacity. The company has seven facilities in metro Indianapolis. It opened a new property on Hanna Avenue last month. Another location, on Madison Avenue, is slated to open this fall.

Japan’s Daikin to build US$29.3m air conditioning equipment plant in M’sia 07 Sept, 2016
Daikin Industries of Japan will build a commercial air conditioning equipment plant on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The plant will be constructed with an initial investment projected to top US$29.3 mln and shall produce large air conditioning units beginning in 2018 for installation in airports and other commercial facilities.

Hua Nan Bank given green light to set up branch in Manila 07 Sept, 2016
Hua Nan Bank has received approval from the Cental Bank of the Philippines to set up its 14th branch at Manila. The bank currently has 13 branches overseas.

Vietnam to invest $1 billion in setting up software park 07 Sept, 2016
The Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi is considering the construction of a software park with a total investment of over $1 billion on 70.8 hectares of land. Hanoi authorities have allowed a local firm named Becamex ITC to access the department’s relevant documents so that it can propose a plan on developing the software park before 30th September, 2016

Brazil’s Pernambuco to start solar thermal power project in 2017 07 Sep, 2016
Kraftanlagen Munchen GmbH will supply the technology for a new pilot project to build a solar thermal power plant at Pernambuco state, Brazil next year. The development of the project will be carried out by a partnership between the Germany-based Julich Solar Institute, Brazilian federal utility Chesf and the Federal University of Ceara (UFC). The developers are trying to get approximately BRL 45 million in funds through a public call with the national power sector regulator Aneel. If things go as planned, construction works will begin next year and take around three and a half years to be completed.

Ghana Gas gets nod to construct new gas pipeline 07 Sept, 2016
The Ghana Gas Company has been given nod to build a separate pipeline from the Atuabo Gas Plant in the western region to Tema in Greater Accra region. The new line is estimated to cost between 250 million dollars and 500 million dollars. The company is mandated to build, own and operate infrastructure required for the gathering, processing, transporting and marketing of natural gas resources in the country.

Medical Center fully supports plans for new hospital 07 Sept, 2016
The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has been involved in the new hospital project from the beginning, including the development of the terms of reference and the evaluation of the different proposals received from the open tender process. The Tripartite, a collaboration between the Ministry of Public Health, Social and Health insurance agency SZV and SMMC are working together to make it possible to develop hospital care, including building a new hospital. This partnership is a new approach which benefits citizens and surrounding Islands.

GE plans to invest $1.4B to acquire additive manufacturing companies Arcam and SLM 06 Sept, 2016
GE plans to acquire two suppliers of additive manufacturing equipment, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions Group AG for $1.4 billion. Arcam and SLM will bolster GE’s existing material science and additive manufacturing capabilities. GE expects to grow the new additive business to $1 billion by 2020 at attractive returns and also expects $3-5 billion of product cost-out across the company over the next ten years.

First Nation band to invest $350 million in Suncor’s oilsands storage facility 06 Sept, 2016
Suncor Energy is bringing in a northern Alberta aboriginal band as partner in a $1-billion storage facility being built to serve its Fort Hills oilsands project. The Fort McKay First Nation will pay about $350 million when its new tank farm becomes operational next spring in return for a 34 per cent interest. Suncor is to own and operate the tank farm on behalf of the Fort Hills partnership, which includes Suncor, Total E&P Canada and Teck Resources. The $13.5-billion Fort Hills project is scheduled to produce first oil in late 2017 and achieve 90 per cent of its planned production capacity of 180,000 barrels per day within 12 months. The tank farm will consist of bitumen storage, blending and cooling facilities and connections to third-party pipelines.

Universal Mining invests K70bn in iron ore plant 05 Sept, 2016
Universal Mining and Chemical Industries is investing K70 billion into mining iron ore west of Kafue. A lot of steel being imported into Zambia is produced at Kafue Steel Plant and the mine will help reduce importation of steel into Zambia.

Sh5.6b Malindi airport expansion to begin next financial year 06 Sept, 2016
The expansion of the Malindi airport is expected to begin in the next financial year at a cost of Sh5.6 billion. The government will expand the airport to enable it handle direct international flights in a bid to revive tourism in Kilifi County. The extension of the runway, which is expected to accommodate bigger aircrafts such as Boeing 737-600 series with a capacity of 150 passengers, is estimated to cost Sh2 billion upon completion

Toro Energy gets green light for Wiluna uranium project extension in WA’s Mid West 06 Sept, 2016
TORO Energy’s plans to extend its uranium mining project in WA’s Mid West have been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority. The plan is to mine two additional deposits at its Wiluna project, Millipede and Lake Maitland, which are 30km south and 105km southeast of Wiluna town respectively. This will also include accompanying infrastructure and a haul road. Open-pit mining will be used to extract the uranium ore and processed at a facility, which is a part of the approved project.

Central Puerto to invest USD 180m in Argentine wind project 06 Sept, 2016
Central Puerto SA is to invest more than USD 180 million to install a wind farm in Patagones. The facility, with a capacity of between 80 MW and 140 MW, will be made up of 38 turbines. The wind farm will be connected to the national grid, using a line that links Pedro Luro in Villarino partido to the system.

£70m investment in new Staffordshire manufacturing facility 06 Sept, 2016
Gestamp, an international group dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of metal automotive components is investing £70 million into building a new manufacturing facility at a site in Staffordshire. The new plant expects to host state-of-the-art stamping equipment in its 50,000 square metres site.

Chinese firm intent to invest US$100mn in Indonesian textile industry 06 Sept, 2016
The Chinese investor Jiangsu Dongqun Investment Holding Group Co., has expressed its intent to invest US$100 million in the development of Indonesian Textile Industry and Textile Products (TPT). Some of the investment options offered for the company are, Kendal Industrial Park, Central Java, boasting its vast area and skilled workforce.

Cambrex Invests in Expansion at Swedish Facility 06 Sept, 2016
Cambrex Corporation, manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic APIs, announced a SEK 72 million investment to expand manufacturing capacity at its Karlskoga facility in Sweden. The investment includes the installation of new multi-purpose reactors and a control room upgrade. The new facilities will undergo validation and cGMP qualification ahead of the operational start up in Q4 2016.

Snack Maker Investing $15M In Second Indiana Facility 06 Sept, 2016
Pretzels Inc., a pretzel and snack private label producer, will expand its Plymouth, Indiana operations. The company will invest approximately $15 million to purchase and equip a 45,000-square-foot facility. The new plant will be responsible for the production of peanut butter and bulk pretzel products. Operations are expected to start at the beginning of 2017.

First National Bank to Expand Branch in Jonesboro 06 Sept, 2016
First National Bank (FNB) of Paragould has started the construction on an expansion to its existing branch at 3500 E. Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018. The five-story, 60,000-SF First National Financial Park will be the lead office for FNB’s Craighead County operation. Plans include a community room on the first level and an outdoor terrace; walking paths around a water feature; a large customer parking area; and underground parking for about 50 vehicles.

VRA to construct wind power plant 06 Sept, 2016
The Volta River Authority (VRA) is to construct a 150 MW wind power plant to supplement power generation in the country. The project is a component under the VRA’s Renewable Development Programme and will be completed in two phases. The first phase, which will generate 75 MW would be located in Anloga, Anyanui and Srogbe communities in the Keta Municipality in the Volta Region, while the remaining 75 MW will be located at Wokumaglje and Goi communities in the Ada West District in the Greater Accra Region.

Iberdrola commissions Teles Pires hydroelectric power plant in Brazil 06 Sept, 2016
Iberdrola has commissioned the 1,820 MW, Teles Pires hydroelectric power plant in Brazil. This project comprises five turbines, each with a capacity of 364 MW. The plant has been developed by a consortium comprising Brazil-based Neoenergia (with a 50.1% stake), Furnas (24.5%), Eletrosul (24.5%) and Odebrecht (0.9%). The project has been completed in 40 months.

Ganchong water treatment plant in Pekan to be ready in March 2017 06 Sept, 2016
The Ganchong Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Pekan will be up and running by March next year. The plant is currently 85% completed and once its ready it will be able to deliver some 80 MLD of clean treated water for industrial, commercial and domestic use in Peramu, Pahang Tua and Kuala Pahang. It is expected to sufficiently cater to the needs of industries and consumers in the region for the next 10 years until 2025.

Inventure expands potato chip plant 06 Sept, 2016
Inventure Foods, Inc. has expanded its kettle-cooked potato chip manufacturing capabilities with the addition of four 300-lb kettles and potato processing equipment at its manufacturing plant in Bluffton, Indiana. The $6 million investment enables Inventure Foods to meet the growing demand for its line of Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods potato chips by providing a 50% increase to the company’s current kettle-cooked capacity, or an additional 100,000 lbs of finished product per week.

Ecocem to invest €30m in joint venture with world’s largest steel company 05 Sept, 2016
Ecocem has invested €30m into a new production facility in the north of France as part of joint venture with the ArcelorMittal, a steel company. The investment is split 30pc to 70pc in favour of Ecocem and will increase the firm’s capacity from 1.4 million tonnes of high performance, low carbon cement to around 2.4 million tonnes. The main target markets for the plant will be the north of France and the UK.

Bahamas Government to Invest Almost $200 Million in Hospitals Expansion/Upgrades 05 Sept, 2016
The Government of The Bahamas is to invest almost $200 million dollars in the infrastructural expansion and improvement of the country’s hospitals beginning later this month. The expansion process is expected to take place over a two-year period and will include an $18 million investment in an Electronic Medical Records System-considered the ‘most modern health information system’ available in the Developed World; a $17 million investment in upgrades and expansions to the Maternity Ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital that will almost triple the space currently in use by Maternity Ward and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

China plans to invest $51 bln in railways construction by end of 2016 05 Sept, 2016
China Railway Corporation intends to invest $51, 71 bln in the railways construction. In the first half of the year, $39,62 bln have been invested in the railways construction. The tasks set for the first half of the year in general have been fulfilled. Within the framework of a five-year plan implementation (2016 – 2020), the Government of China intends to invest $577 bln in the development of national railways. The length of Chinese railways by the year 2020 is expected to be 150,000 kilometers, compared to the current 120,000.

Atalaya enters into $14m facility with Transamine 05 Sept, 2016
Atalaya Mining has concluded a $14-million copper concentrate prepayment agreement with commodity trading company Transamine Trading for a mine in Spain. Transamine will receive a guaranteed supply of 60, 000 dry metric tons of copper concentrate which it will pay for at market rates. Atalaya declared commercial operation at its Proyecto Riotinto project, in Andalucía, Spain on 1st February, 2016, with the Phase 1 operation producing five-million tonnes a year of copper. The expansion will see production rise to 9.5-million tonnes a year, with the project expected to reach nameplate capacity in January 2017.

SMC unit seeks to build transmission facilities 05 Sept, 2016
SMC Consolidated Power Corp. (SCPC) is asking provisional authority from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to build its own transmission facilities that will connect its power plant in Limay, Bataan to the Luzon grid. SCPC, a subsidiary of San Miguel Corp., placed the cost of the dedicated point-to-point limited transmission facilities at around P114 million. More than half of the amount will go the engineering, procurement and construction of an interconnection facility to the switchyard and substation of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). SCPC has a pending application with the ERC for the approval of power supply contracts with Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative, Tarlac I Electric Cooperative and Tarlac II Electric Cooperative.

Garnavillo manufacturer to expand, add 10 jobs 05 Sept, 2016
Guttenberg Industries plans to construct a $500,000, 12,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing facility to add room for additional equipment and storage. It will add 10 full-time manufacturing positions as part of the expansion. Construction is expected to begin this month, with an aim to have it completed by mid-November.

Peter England enters Sri Lankan market 05 Sept, 2016
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail’s clothing brand Peter England on 5th September, 2016 forayed into Sri Lankan market with an exclusive outlet in Colombo. The company has opened the outlet in partnership Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Holdings. Peter England is available in over 650 exclusive stores and 2,000 multi-brand outlets across more than 350 towns in India.

AoT to expand Chiang Rai airport 05 Sept, 2016
Airports of Thailand’s Board of Directors have recently agreed to invest in a major upgrade of Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai Airport. The upgrade will be divided into three phases at an estimated cost of THB6.2 billion. Phases one (2016 to 2021) will cost THB3.7 billion to expand the aircraft parking area towards the south side and improve access roads. The extra parking bays will raise capacity to 3 million passengers per year, 16 aircraft movement per hour, 10 aircraft parking bays and 1,200 car parking spaces. Phase two (2021 to 2025) will cost THB600 million and will continue the expansion at the south side of terminal with more aircraft parking bays and ground handling facilities. It will raise capacity to 3.3 million passengers per year and increase aircraft parking bays to 12. The most important improvement will be a partial taxiway in phase three (2026 to 2030) that will cost THB1.9 billion to construct.

AUMUND builds new 100 000 t silo 05 Sept, 2016
Under the technical leadership of AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, the Cypriot cement producer, Vassiliko Cement Works, is constructing an additional clinker silo with a capacity of around 100 000 t over the next 18 months. The earthworks and concreting for the silo foundations will be carried out by local companies. Site work is due to begin this month (September 2016) and the commissioning of the complete clinker transportation and storage system is planned for the end of 2017.

Braas Monier signs agreement to acquire concrete tile plant in Romania 05 Sept, 2016
Braas Monier on 5th September, 2016 signed an agreement to acquire a concrete tile plant in Craiova, Romania, whose products will be sold under the brand name of Getica (Getica) in the future. Management expects to generate from this transaction in 2019 revenues of approximately RON 22 million and an Operating EBITDA of approximately RON 7.5 million, leading to a strong cash flow profile. The total investment for the acquisition of the assets amounts to approximately RON 33 million, equivalent to approximately EUR 8 million, including the purchase price, cost related to the acquisition including its integration, the financing of additional working capital needs and additional capital expenditure (discounted). The acquisition is expected to close at the beginning of the fourth quarter 2016.

SMC unit set to raise $400m for coal plant 04 Sept, 2016
SMC Global Power Holdings Inc., the power unit of conglomerate San Miguel Corp., is finalizing a $400-million syndicate loan to finance the construction of a 300-MW coal-fired power plant in Malita, Davao del Sur. The amount will be used to partially finance the $600-million power plant in Davao. The first 150-MW unit of the two-unit coal-fired power plant in Malita will be operated by July, while the second unit could be running by year end. Another 300-MW coal-fired power plant is in the pipeline for Davao.

Caparo to jointly build $340-mn commercial complex in US 04 Sept, 2016
Caparo Group plans to build an integrated commercial complex-comprising a hotel, offices, retail outlets and a food court under a USD 340 million redevelopment project in St Louis. Bull Moose, a US-based maker of metal tubes and part of the Lord Paul-led British business conglomerate, will have a significant ownership stake in the project.

GBPC unit links 150-MW expansion to grid 02 Sept, 2016
GLOBAL Business Power Corp.’s (GBPC) subsidiary on Panay island has linked its 150-MW expansion project to the Visayas grid in time for the power plant’s target commercial operation in the third quarter. Panay Energy Development Corp.’s (PEDC) third plant had completed its synchronization with system operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on 19th August, 2016. The new plant is connected to the substation in Santa Barbara, Iloilo. The PEDC had contracted to provide power to the Manila Electric Co.,Iloilo Electric Cooperatives I, II, and III, and the Antique Electric Cooperative and Guimaras Electric Cooperative of the Panay-Guimaras power supply consortium.

WAMMCO unveils $11.6m export complex 02 Sept, 2016
Hillcroft Farms, Popanyinning, has officially opened the Katanning abattoir’s new $11.6 million chiller and freezer complex. The new building includes a Variable Retention Tunnel (VRT), a technology widely used in the dairy industry and adapted to offshore meat processing plants which both freezes and chills boxed meats using one streamlined process.

Sindh Govt Plans To Construct Malir Expressway As Route 02 Sept, 2016
Sindh government has planned to construct Malir Expressway, starting from Karachi Port to Super highway, and it will serve as southern alternate route to carry dedicated traffic of the port and Industrial areas to the main highways. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to finance the project. The ADB is also providing $193 million to support Sindh government to enhance Public Private Partnership (PPP). The project envisages strengthening the Sindh government capacity to select and develop PPP projects, effectively manage PPP project related fiscal risk and strengthen PPP project management capacity of line departments.

Wolverine to expand manufacturing facility 02 Sept, 2016
Wolverine Worldwide, based in Rockford, Michigan will relocate its local shipping and receiving operations to another facility in the region by the beginning 2017. The company will expand its Big Rapids facility by 16,000 sq. ft. in order to house its local shipping and receiving operations, currently located in Rockford. The expansion works are to be completed during the first quarter of 2017 and the cost has been estimated at US$1 million.

Infosys sets up JV in Saudi Arabia to tap local IT business 02 Sept, 2016
Infosys sets up a joint venture with the Saudi Prerogative Company (SPC) in Saudi Arabia to tap local customers in the Islamic Kingdom, which is using technology to transform itself from being a oil dependent company. Infosys is investing $321,671 for a 70 per cent stake in the JV. The deal is subject to approval from the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.

DP World signs MoU to invest in Russia 02 Sept, 2016
DP World and the Summa Group have signed an MoU to explore investment opportunities in ports, special economic zones and inland logistics facilities in Russia. The partnership will also focus on the development and implementation of cutting-edge freight delivery and port processing technologies. The development and promotion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) and Russian Far East transportation corridors, including free ports Vladivostok and Zarubino, also form part of the agreement. Both partners will leverage their international experience and exchange best practice in port management, including the efficient operation of free ports.

Routematch Software To Expand R&D Operation In Waterford 02 Sept, 2016
Routematch Software is to expand its R&D team in Waterford, Ireland. The company is building an initial team of 25 software developers in Ireland by mid-2017 with recruitment currently underway. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

SPGPrints to expand its manufacturing capacity in Austria 02 Sept, 2016
SPGPrints, provider of system and application know-how in textile and graphics industry in order to meet strong demand for the JAVELIN Digital Textile Printer is planning to increase its manufacturing capacity at its Kufstein (Austria) facilities. The company is also in the process of developing the JAVELIN platform for other applications requiring high print quality, variable run lengths, and colour and substrate versatility.

Saudi Aramco, Japan Expand Okinawa Crude Oil Storage Deal 02 Sept, 2016
Saudi Aramco and the Japanese government are set to agree on a roughly 2-M bbl expansion of Crude Oil storage capacity in Okinawa. Under an agreement with Tokyo, Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) each store up to 6.3-M bbl of Crude Oil in Okinawa. Saudi’s top sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF) and state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and state-backed Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) will also consider jointly investing in, and jointly financing, projects.

Portuguese firm to build Rwanda’s new airport 02 Sept, 2016
The construction is expected to kick off in June 2017, according to the agreement signed between Rwanda’s Aviation Travel and Logistics Holdings (ATL) and Manuel Mota. The contractor is expected to complete construction in December 2018, has also been given 25 year operation license upon completion. The firm will invest 418 million U.S. dollars, with the airport expected to have capacity of about 1.7 million passengers annually after the first phase. The overall capacity will be expanded to 4.5 million passengers annually after the initial phase with additional funding of 400 U.S. dollars.

Nakheel to build new mall at Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba 01 Sept, 2016
Nakheel is planning to build a regional mall at Nad Al Sheba. Spanning 2.5 million sq. ft., with extensive landscaping and parks, the Nad Al Sheba community includes 1,500 four-and five-bedroom homes for lease as well as a clubhouse, community swimming pool and sports courts. The company has appointed global design consultants AE7 to oversee the design, engineering and construction supervision of Nad Al Sheba Mall, which will have 500,000 sq ft of retail space. A construction tender is expected to be released in Q4 2016.

P2.8M for liquid nitrogen plant, processing hub approved 01 Sept, 2016
The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental allocated almost P2.8 million for the establishment of the liquid nitrogen plant and semen processing center at the Negros First Ranch in Barangay Sta. Rosa, Murcia town. The Provincial Board approved during its regular session on 31st August, 2016.

Burger King to build restaurant in Aliquippa 01 Sept, 2016
A Burger King restaurant is coming near the intersection of Brodhead Road and McLean Street. Construction is slated to start in March, with an anticipated opening set for August 2017.

Dana breaks ground on new automotive plant at Jeep Parkway 01 Sept, 2016
Dana has broken ground on a 70 plus million dollar, 100,000 square foot factory at Jeep Parkway on 1st September, 2016. The plant will build automotive axles for the next generation Jeep Wrangler.

Linde opens R&D facility in Taiwan on South East Asia solar manufacturing growth 01 Sept, 2016
Linde has established a new R&D facility at Taichung, Taiwan. The facility operated by Linde Electronics, has been officially opened on 1st September, 2016 and is designed to provide advanced analytical processes and quality control systems for a wide range of materials required in the electronics and PV sectors.

Coca-Cola announces plans to invest €26m in Co Mayo facility 01 Sept, 2016
Coca-Cola is investing €26 million at its Ballina facility in Co Mayo, Ireland creating 25 jobs over the next three years. The facility, Ballina Beverages, will make the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, a touch-screen soda fountain that has more than 165 drinks options, including low and no-calorie drinks, sports drinks and fruit-flavoured beverages.

F.W. Webb breaks ground on 1 million-sq.-ft. central distribution facility 01 Sept, 2016
F.W. Webb Co., has recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned 1 million-sq.-ft. central distribution facility in Londonderry. The project shall be completed by the end of 2017. The company plans to retain and transfer all employees at the Amherst CD to the new facility.

Williams Partners seeks approval to expand Transco pipeline 01 Sept, 2016
Williams Partners LP has filed for an approval from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expand its Transco pipeline in Texas and Louisiana. The Gulf Connector, a 475,000 dekatherm per day expansion of the Transco pipeline, will supply to two liquefied natural gas terminals in Texas. One of the terminals is on the coast of Freeport Bay and another on the northern coast of Corpus Christi Bay. Construction of the Freeport Bay terminal is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2018 and the Corpus Christi Bay terminal is expected to be ready by the first quarter of 2019.

Meat company to expand plant in Harrisonburg 01 Sept, 2016
T&E Meats will expand its meat processing plant in Harrisonburg, Virginia creating seven new jobs and investing more than $600,000 as part of its expansion. Virginia is partnering with Harrisonburg and T&E Meats on this project through the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund. McAuliffe approved a $50,000 grant from the AFID Fund, which Harrisonburg will match with local funds.

China to build 40 manufacturing innovation centres by 2025 31 Aug, 2016
China will set up around 40 national manufacturing innovation centres by 2025. The centres will be devoted to information technology, intelligent manufacturing, new materials and biomedicine. Around 15 centres will be established by 2020.

CARE to open credit rating agency in Nepal 31 Aug, 2016
CARE Ratings on 31st August, 2016 signed an MoU with Vishal Group and Emerging Nepal to start a credit rating agency in Nepal to be called CARE Ratings (Nepal). Vishal Group is a public limited company engaged in financial services, while Emerging Nepal is a public limited company engaged in venture capital activities. CARE Ratings will hold 51 per cent of the equity of Nepali Rupees (NR) 2 crore, while Vishal Group will own 19 per cent and Emerging Nepal 10 per cent. The balance 20 per cent will be held by banks, insurance companies, financial institutions and corporate bodies in Nepal subject to a maximum of 9 per cent per legal entity

APM Terminals to invest $70m in new berth at Port Elizabeth container terminal 31 Aug, 2016
APM Terminals (APMT) is investing $70m in a new berth at its Port Elizabeth facility in New Jersey. The new berth will allow the port to handle the bigger container vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal and will increase its capacity from 1.5m teus per year to 2.3m. As projected the tender will go out in autumn this year and the project shall be completed by late 2017.

Cargill expands canola research facility 31 Aug, 2016
Cargill is planning a $3.5 million expansion at its canola research facility in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. The facility improvements included a 14,000-square-foot expansion, expanded pathology lab, new quality assurance lab, ventilated seed prep room and high efficiency LED lighting throughout the facility, with UV repelling windows. The extended facility is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2017.

FedEx plans $189M distribution center in Murfreesboro 31 Aug, 2016
FedEx will build a 1-million-square-foot distribution facility in Murfreesboro. The company will construct a ground facility on South Rutherford Boulevard between South Church and Broad streets in Murfreesboro. Code named Project Nash, $189.5 million investment will create an estimated 41 full-time jobs with an average wage of $53,500 and 160 full-time equivalent, part-time jobs at $24,000 annually.

Amazon expands again in Illinois, to open facility in Monee 31 Aug, 2016 Inc. is opening a new 850,000-square-foot facility in Monee, a village in Will County, Illinois where workers will pack and ship customer orders. The company is also planning to open facilities in Joliet, Edwardsville and Romeoville and hire thousands of workers.

2 Sisters Food Group Invests £45 Million In Upgrade To Processing Plant 31 Aug, 2016
2 Sisters Food Group will invest £45 million in an upgrade to its poultry processing plant in Scunthorpe. New technology will include the introduction of robotic cells, which will make the process fully automated, increasing the number of birds processed to 2.4 million weekly.

Quapaw Tribe breaks ground on meat processing plant 31 Aug, 2016
The Quapaw Tribe has broke ground on 31st August, 2016 on a $1 million state-of-the art meat processing plant in Quapaw. The 25,000 sq. ft building is expected to be completed by the spring of 2017. Phase 2 will include the project’s equipment, which is estimated to cost around $6 million. The tribe received an $800,000 HUD grant for phase 1, with the rest of the project paid with the tribe’s general fund.

Japan-Turkey consortium building big plant in Turkmenistan 31 Aug, 2016
Consortium of Japan’s Kawasaki and Turkey’s Ronesans is constructing a gas processing plant in Turkmenistan’s Ovadan to produce high-quality gasoline from natural gas. The project’s customer is the country’s Turkmengas State Concern. At the current phase, pipes are being laid for the gas processing plant at the 304-th kilometer of the main internal East-West pipeline. Total cost of the project is $1.7 billion and the project is being implemented through the investments of the Japanese side and the funds from Turkmengas State Concern.

Tyson breaks ground on new poultry plant 31 Aug, 2016
Tyson Foods, Inc. has broken ground on a $136 million, 200,000-square-foot poultry processing plant adjacent to an older facility in Green Forest, Ark. A groundbreaking ceremony has been held at the building site on 24th August, 2016. Plans are for the project to be completed by late 2017. While the current operation produces partially cooked chicken for food service and retail customers, the new facility will include additional production lines and equipment to increase capacity and efficiency by eliminating the need to ship products to other locations for further processing.

Niles-based Toefco opens new facility 30 Aug, 2016
Toefco Engineered Coating Systems has opened a 20,000-square-foot coating facility on Industrial Drive at Niles, Michigan. The facility, which can handle high-temperature paint jobs, includes a heavy-duty system that is capable of handling parts up to 750 pounds and 10-feet long and it also includes a powder booth that gives customers the option to use high-temperature paint or powder processes, along with two spray booths.

AST to open new Wrexham facility in September 30 Aug, 2016
AST, a plastic jerrycan producer will open a new facility in Wrexham as part of a £6m investment from the firm in 2016. The new 4,500 sq. mtrs facility has been constructed alongside the existing AST factory in Wrexham and has been built to house thousands of plastic containers, making it the biggest single warehouse of five to 25 litre plastic containers in UK. The new factory will open on 8th September, 2016.

Samsung SDI to build $358 million car battery plant in Hungary by 2018 30 Aug, 2016
Samsung plans to invest about 273.62 million pounds to build a plant to make electric vehicle batteries near Budapest in Hungary. The proposed factory will start production in the second half of 2018 and it will be able to produce batteries used for 50,000 pure Electric Vehicles (EVs) annually.

Japan and Kenya sign Sh27.3bn deal to build Dongo Kundu hub 30 Aug, 2016
Kenya has secured Sh27.3 billion from Japan to construct an industrial and commercial hub in Dongo Kundu, Mombasa spread over 1,326 hectares of land. An agreement signed by the Governments of Kenya and Japan on the sidelines of the Tokyo International Convention on Africa Development (TICAD) shows that of the Sh27.3 billion, Sh21.36 billion is a long term soft loan while Sh5.969 billion is a grant. The deal involves the development of infrastructure, including Berth 1 at the Port of Mombasa, access roads, transmission line, water supply pipeline from the mainland and a sub-station, drainage, power supply and a free trade zone in the zone and it will also entail establishment of a free trade zone on between 300 and 500 acres for wholesale and retail trading, breaking bulk, re-packaging logistics, warehousing, handling and storage of goods.

Luxury hotel planned for W. Main secures loan 30 Aug, 2016
Carr City Centers luxury hotel being developed at 1106 W. Main St, has secured a $25.8 million loan from SunTrust Bank. The 10-story development will consist of a ground floor, three floors of parking and six floors of hotel rooms and it will have 150 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant, fitness center, 3,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center. Donohoe Construction Co. will be the general contractor. Construction is set to begin in the third quarter of 2016, with a scheduled opening in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Akuo, Eurus complete 50-MW wind park in Uruguay 30 Aug, 2016
Eurus Energy Holdings Corp has completed the 49.5 MW Florida II wind park in southern Uruguay. The plant consists of 15 Vestas V117 wind turbines. It is operated by Glymont SA and is selling its output to Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Electricas (UTE).

Goodyear Thailand to build US$162 million aviation tire factory 30 Aug, 2016
Goodyear Thailand Pcl has planned to invest US$162 million to build a new radial aviation tire factory to expand production at Phathumthani, north of Bangkok. The first phase of the three-phase expansion is targeted to begin operations by 2018. Ernst & Young Corporate Services is the financial adviser for the project.

Pfizer to invest $146 million in Portage expansion 30 Aug, 2016
Pfizer Inc. has taken the next step in its proposed $146 million expansion to its manufacturing facility in Southwest Michigan. The company will invest approximately $105.5 million in the Act-O-Vial Work Center, which will house new freeze dryers and other automated equipment and it will invest another $41 million in its 98,000-square-foot North Warehouse project, which it will use to store raw materials.

Corpesca plans to invest USD 55 million to modernize fishmeal plant 30 Aug, 2016
Corpesca plans to invest USD 55 million to unite and modernize the two fishmeal and fish oil production plants it has in Arica: the Northern Plant and the Southern Plant. The project will involve the relocation of the existing equipment at both factories, which will be incorporated into the sheds 1 and 3 existing in the Northern Plant. The company will also adapt these sheds to transport equipment. The shed 2 will continue being used to store the finished fishmeal products. The plant modernization project in Arica considers the use of 500,000 TPA of pelagic fish as raw material, and its estimated implementation start date is 2nd January, 2017.

Yellowstone Plastics expands Idaho facility 30 Aug, 2016
Yellowstone Plastics, a flexographic packaging producer, has expanded its production facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The facility has five wide web flexo CI presses up to a 67in web width and up to 10 colors, with special options available for packaging exceeding a 67in web width. Solvent-based inks are used, as well as fade and weather-resistant inks for outdoor applications. Substrates include monolayer and co-ex polyethylene, polyester, nylon and polypropylene.

State govt inks MoU with China firms on setup of steel plant 28 Aug, 2016
The State Government on 27th August, 2016 signed an MoU with Hebei Xinwuan Steel Group and MCC Overseas to conduct preliminary feasibility studies for the development of a USD3 billion integrated steel plant at Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP), Bintulu in Sarawak, Malaysia

Fertiliser Plant To Be Set Up In Kabwe 28 Aug, 2016
A fertiliser manufacturing plant is set to be constructed in Kabwe, Central Province. The plant will be set up in the industrial area and will create further employment for the local people and revive economic activity in the district.

Toyota opens new Lexus parts distribution center in Atlanta 28 Aug, 2016

Toyota Motor has officially opened a Distribution Center (PDC) in Lithia Springs, Georgia. Stocking approximately 43,000 Lexus parts, the facility will serve 27 Lexus dealers in the Southeast, primarily in Atlanta, as well as a five state area that includes Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Iran to Build Tehran-Isfahan Express Railway in 3 Years 28 Aug, 2016
Iran plans to construct an express railway from the capital Tehran to the central city of Isfahan in three years. The Iranian Railway Company shall take steps to construct express railways for short routes to encourage people to use rail transportation.

Iran, Russia ink $1 billion oil rig deal 28 Aug, 2016
Krasnye Barrikady and the Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC) have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration in the Persian Gulf. The deal signed on 28th August, 2016 envisages the construction of each drilling rig over two years in the port city of Khorramshahr. The project will be jointly financed by Russia and Iran, and put the Islamic Republic among the countries capable of building drilling rigs.

Budget-brand Tin Hotels to debut in Oman and Dubai 28 Aug, 2016
GHM has inked an agreement with van de Bunt Partners to launch Tin Hotels, a mid-market, lifestyle brand. The company is expected to launch its first hotels in Dubai and Oman and grow within the Middle East region, aiming for 35 properties by 2022.

Construction of Jaguar plant may begin 29 Aug, 2016
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to invest €1.5 billion into the construction of its new plant in the city of Nitra, with planned capacity of 300,000 vehicles per year. The first cars shall leave production lines in 2018. In the first phase the firm plans to produce some 150,000 vehicles a year.

wasl unveils new project near Port Rashid 28 Aug, 2016
Real estate developer wasl Asset Management Group has launched its new project ‘Port Views’, located in Bur Dubai near Port Rashid, Dubai. Construction works have already started at the project site following recent awarding of the main contracts to four major contracting companies. Port Views comprises 1,477 residential units of various sizes and areas, in addition to several retail stores and restaurants that offer all of the necessary services for tenants to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.

Toshiba Corporation to invest in Uganda’s geothermal power 28 Aug, 2016
Toshiba Corporation has signed an MoU with Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) on a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power. The agreement will see the parties collaborate in power generation projects, including personnel development.

Khalifa Port grows wider in major expansion plan 28 Aug, 2016
Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone, has announced a major expansion plan for Khalifa Port. The expansion will add 1,000 metres of quay wall to the port and deepen its main channel and basin to 18 metres, from the current 16 metres. Also, the new quay wall will add an additional 600,000 sq. mtrs for cargo handling. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.

Orlando Airport South Terminal Complex Project, Florida, United States of America 29 Aug, 2016
Orlando International Airport is about to launch a new $1.8bn South Terminal Complex and associated facilities are planned to be constructed as part of the airport’s revised 2016-2023 Capital Improvement Plan. Phase I of the project has been approved by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Board in May 2015. It is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2017 with the new terminal expected to be commissioned in October 2019. The design contract for the first phase of the project has been awarded to Fentress Architects, an aviation architecture firm based in Denver, US. The company is performing consultation and design work on the project. The construction contract for the airside terminal of the South Terminal C has been awarded to PCL Construction Services. Florida Institute of Technology’s Institute for Cross Cultural Management has been contracted to serve as the international cultural consultant. The project will be funded through a combination of grants, including Aviation Authority funds, general airport revenue bonds, discretionary GOAA funds, passenger facility charges and customer facility charges.

Dr Reddys launches Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets in US 29 Aug, 2016
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has launched Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Nitrostat (Nitroglycerin) sublingual tablets, in the US market. The Nitrostat (Nitroglycerin) sublingual tablet brand had US sales of approximately $108 Million MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in March 2016.

Prescient Announces Plans for Second Manufacturing Facility 29 Aug, 2016
Prescient, a fully integrated and patented design, engineering, manufacturing and installation solution for the construction industry, will establish a second manufacturing facility in Alamance County, North Carolina. The company will bring design, manufacturing and other business operations to the North Carolina Commerce Park, a 1,200-acre business property developed collaboratively by Alamance County with the towns of Graham and Mebane.

MercadoLibre To Invest $100 Million in Argentina 29 Aug, 2016
MercadoLibre, an online retail firm is investing more than US$100 million in Argentina over the next five years. The majority of the investment will be used for expanding its office complexes in Buenos Aires and providing training for online technology professionals.

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Breaks Ground at New 121,680 Square Foot Intermodal Center in Joliet, Illinois 29 Aug, 2016
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey) on 29th August, 2016 broken ground on the construction of a new 121,680-square-foot metals transload facility in Joliet, Illinois on 17 acres of land. The facility will be operated by Odyssey’s subsidiary CMI Logistics LLC (CMI). The new facility features ten docks, six drive-through doors, 16 trailer positions, nearly 6,000 square feet of office space, 51 car parking spots, and reinforced slab floors and is expected to be operational by the early second quarter of 2017.

Wee Waa cotton processing plant $41m redevelopment 27 Aug, 2016
The cotton industry has always been on the cutting edge of innovation, a trend Cotton Seed Distributions is continuing with a $41m redevelopment of its Wee Waa processing plant. The site will get nearly 17,000 square metres of new warehouse space and a new laboratory, after receiving approval from Narrabri Shire Council and the JRPP. Construction will start next January, with the plant to be operational for the 2018 processing season.

MoU on Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline signed with SOCAR 27 Aug, 2016
Croatia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro signed an MoU on the construction of the Ionian Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) with Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR. The capacity of the IAP will be five billion cubic meters per year and it will be capable of carrying out reverse supply. IAP pipeline with a length of around 516 kilometers will be connected to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which is designed to transport Azerbaijani gas to Europe, in the city of Fier in Albania.

US to invest $2.5bn in high-speed rail expansion 27 Aug, 2016
US plans to lend railway operator Amtrak $2.45bn to expand services and make upgrades that shall include expanding high-speed trains between Washington DC and Boston. The new trains, which Amtrak expects to begin running in 2021, will have initial speeds of up to 160 MPH, but will be capable of speeds up to 186 MPH. The new trains will have one-third more seating, increasing capacity by 40%.

Crane Worldwide Logistics opens new facility at Heathrow airport 27 Aug, 2016
Crane Worldwide Logistics has invested in a new warehouse adjacent to Heathrow airport. The new facility, measuring 34,000 square feet, will provide increased warehouse space and improved capabilities such as e-commerce support, pick and pack operations, labelling, as well as catering to customers’ bespoke handling requirements.

GE breaks ground on $240M reciprocating engine plant in Welland, Ont. 27 Aug, 2016
GE has broken ground on a new $240 million, 450,000 square-foot reciprocating engine plant in Welland, Ontario. The company plans to commence the work on the new factory over the next year and a half, installing equipment in the third quarter of 2017, before starting to ramp up production facility by early 2018.

Megaworld allots P5 B to build 3 new hotels 26 Aug, 2016
Megaworld is pouring in P5 billion to build three new hotels under its third hotel brand, Savoy Hotel, as part of the company’s strategy to grow its recurring income. Savoy Hotel will open its first 530-room hotel in Megaworld’s Boracay Newcoast by the end of this year. The second 684 rooms hotel is set to open in the 25-hectare Newport City in Pasay City, Manila by next year. The third 18-storeyed, 547 rooms hotel will be opened in Megaworld’s 20-hectare The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, scheduled to open in 2018.

Honda plant in South Carolina announces $45M expansion 26 Aug, 2016
Honda of South Carolina is investing $45 million in an expansion project in Timmonsville. The 115,000-square-foot expansion and innovation project is designed to meet growing demand for Honda side-by-side vehicles produced exclusively in the South Carolina plant. The plant is the exclusive global producer of Honda Pioneer side-by-sides, including the 500, 700 and 1000 series models.

CEMCO introduces glass processing plant 26 Aug, 2016
Cemco Inc., a Belen, New Mexico-based manufacturer of VSI crushing equipment, has introduced its Glass Processing Plant, which is capable of processing 3,500-4,000 pounds per hour. The plant is designed for fast, simple maintenance and all key components, including the rotor parts and the sizing screen, are easily accessible.

Thai hotelier Dusit signs deal for new Dubai project 26 Aug, 2016
Dusit Hotels and Resorts has signed a management agreement with ACES Property Development to operate DusitPrincess ACES Dubai, a new hotel apartment project in Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai. The new hotel will comprise more than 250 apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom penthouses while amenities will include a spa, dining options, gym, sauna and pool with an open-air café.

Automotive manufacturer supplier plans to invest $18.4M in Henderson, create 48 jobs 26 Aug, 2016
Hensens Aluminum, a newly formed automotive manufacturing company that will extrude aluminum components to the automotive industry, is considering investing $18.4 million in locating a facility in Henderson. The facility will supply customers in the U.S. and Mexico.

Kuraray America to invest $49M in Pasadena plant 26 Aug, 2016
Kuraray Co. is planning to expand its existing Pasadena facility at an investment of $49 million. The expansion project will boost the production of Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol copolymer (EVAL) and it will increase the plant’s annual production capacity for EVAL to 58,000 tons, an increase of 11,000 tons. The project is expected to be complete by the summer of 2018. The company will also focus over the next five to 10 years on internal recycling and working with partners that handle wastewater treatment.

Plastipak to invest $10 million at Alabama facility 26 Aug, 2016
Plastipak Packaging Inc. is investing $10.4 million to add two manufacturing lines to its McCalla, Alabama facility, where it makes plastic bottles for the beverage industry. The expansion will add least five jobs to its current staff of 117.

Aldelano to open facility in Jackson, create 68 jobs 26 Aug, 2016
Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions will locate a new research and development and manufacturing facility in Jackson. The company will invest $1.5 million to update an existing space in Madison County. The firm specializes in developing state-of-the-art, solar-powered products including portable cold storage as well as water- and ice-making technology, which produce clean drinking water and ice by pulling the moisture from the air.

Czech company Energo Pro to build hydro plant in Turkey 26 Aug, 2016
Czech power distributor Energo Pro is set to build a 99.5 MW hydro power plant with a dam in the Erzurum province in north eastern Turkey. The overall cost of the project is expected to reach 240 million US dollars. The plant shall be completed and launched into operation in 2019. The project, which will be co-financed by Turkish bank Akbank, will also receive substantial incentives from the Turkish government such as guaranteed sale price of electricity for the next ten years.

Halfway hotel to expand, add 24 rooms 25 Aug, 2016
A three-story expansion planned for the Holiday Inn Express in Halfway will add 24 additional guest rooms. The $1.2 million addition will expand the property by 12,234 square feet, including a first-floor vestibule, as well as rooms for storage, mechanical and housekeeping, at the 241 Railway Lane facility. A county building permit has been approved earlier this month. The project is getting ready to begin, with a goal of completion by late May 2017

New cement plant inaugurated 25 Aug, 2016
Jung-Tsai Mohir Cement Co. has inaugurated 1.2 million tons cement plant at Yovon district on 24th August, 2016. 958 million somoni of investments have been channeled for the construction of this plant, 35% of which was the contribution of domestic entrepreneurs and the remaining 65% was foreign investments.

France to open tender for 3,000 MW of solar 25 Aug, 2016

France will launch a series of tenders for a combined capacity of 3,000 MW of solar plants. The ministry will launch a series of six tenders of 500 MW each, between 2017 and 2020, each spaced six months apart. In April, the government set a target to boost France’s relatively small solar capacity from the current 6,700 MW to 10,200 MW by end 2018 and 18,200 to 20,200 MW by 2023.

New Prestage Foods Processing Facility gets Green Light in Iowa 25 Aug, 2016
The Wright County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the development agreement enabling Prestage Foods of Iowa to build a $240 million pork processing plant near Eagle Grove. The plant will be a $43 million boost to the payroll in Wright County and will provide economic benefits to surrounding counties as well. The plant is scheduled to be completed in late 2018

RDS Energias Gets Permit for 568-Megawatt Wind Project in Brazil 25 Aug, 2016
RDS Energias Renovaveis has received environmental approval for a 568-MW wind project in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The company is in talks to sell an equity stake in the project.

Polycon breaks ground for expansion project 25 Aug, 2016
Polycon, which manufactures bottles and containers used by the chemical, food and health care industries, has broken ground for a $15 million expansion at Merrillville, Indiana. The 150,000-square-foot addition will involve installation of new equipment that will drastically increase productions. Operations in the new wing could begin in February 2017.

GCEC breaks ground on Van Alstyne facility 25 Aug, 2016
Grayson Collin Electric Cooperative has broken ground on 25th August, 2016 on a new facility. The new main office will be approximately 30,000 square feet. Crews are also building a warehouse in which to store equipment. The new headquarters will be built west of Van Alstyne, off FM 121, and shall be completed in late 2017.

Mariscope Meerestechnik Increases Production Facility 25 Aug, 2016
Mariscope has moved to a new facility in the town of Gettorf (near to Kiel), Germany. The company is specialised in customised designs, special developments and prototypes. ROVs are manufactured in stainless steel materials, frames are hand welded and the units are known for their robustness. Mariscope’s systems are completely developed and built in Germany, and the new facilities give the company the possibility to keep up with the increasing demand in their products.

Royal Docks makes plans to expand 25 Aug, 2016
Royal Docks Brewing Co. has purchased equipment capable of brewing 10,000 barrels per year and is looking for a place to set up the system. The preference is to put the brewery in a new building, although some existing buildings have been considered. The brewery will be somewhere in the Jackson Township or Green area, keeping it close to the Royal Docks brewpub at 7162 Fulton Drive NW in the Marketplace at Nobles Pond. A final decision still is pending.

Doheny Enterprises to build 175,000-square-foot warehouse/office in Pleasant Prairie 23 Aug, 2016
Doheny Enterprises, Inc., is building a 175,000-square-foot office and distribution center in Pleasant Prairie. Approximately 163,000 square feet of the proposed building to be dedicated to warehouse space and 15,000 square feet will be dedicated to office functions. The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission approved preliminary site and operational plans for the new building that will be built on 16.67 acres of land. Final site and operational plans are expected to be submitted for review later this year. Construction is expected to begin this fall with completion scheduled during 2017.

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts unveils Le Méridien Putrajaya, a new-build hotel in Putrajaya 23 Aug, 2016
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has unveiled Le Méridien Putrajaya, a new-build hotel in the Putrajaya, Malaysia. The hotel features 353 contemporary guestrooms and suites, boasting expansive city or garden views. The hotel also offers 15 versatile venues for business meetings, conferences or one-of-a kind social gatherings.

Carbon Energy Ltd to license technology for Indonesian power project 23 Aug, 2016
Carbon Energy has signed a non-binding term sheet with Ascot Energy to develop a 30 MW syngas power project in Indonesia. Under the deal, Carbon will license its Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) keyseam technology and services to develop the project. Upon securing of permits and approvals for the project by Ascot, the legally binding licensing and service agreements will be triggered. It is estimated it will take 18 months to secure permits. The project timeline estimates up to 18 months to secure permits and a further 18 months from then to achieve ignition of the first panel.

Pressleys to expand with flagship store in Brighton 23 Aug, 2016
Pressleys is to expand its store portfolio with the opening of a new flagship store in Brighton in November. The new 2,500 sq. ft premises will be arranged over four floors and will include three floors of retail space, together with a customer service and repair centre on the top floor and it will also feature a VIP hospitality suite, due to open next year. The interior of the new store will be designed by top retail interior design firm, l’Atelier Five.

Barbeque Nation to open its first overseas outlet in Dubai 23 Aug, 2016
Barbeque Nation is set to open its first international restaurant in Dubai within a fortnight. Further, it also plans to open in Colombo, Dhaka and Nepal soon. The company is also in the process of finalizing plans for introducing its sub-brand Barbeque Nation Lite, aimed at addressing the requirements of a huge latent market in the Tier II and III cities.

ITG to set up high-voltage cable factory in KAEC 23 Aug, 2016
International Trade Gateway Company (ITG) will set up a high-voltage cable factory in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia. The company has signed an agreement with KAEC for the purchase of a 9,000-sq-m plot located in Phase One of the Industrial Valley at KAEC. The company manufactures fireproof structural cabling in the 450-750 and 600-7,000 voltage ranges, as well as flex cables, gear and gauging instrument connection cables, and low-voltage cables.

Troy-based Inteva Products to invest $23 million, add 77 jobs at Adrian plant 23 Aug, 2016
Inteva Products LLC plans to invest $23 million to add capability to its plant in Adrian. The supplier of automotive closure and roof systems has been awarded new business and plans to invest in new equipment and tooling to accommodate the work at the 980,000-square-foot plant. Michigan Strategic Fund board members approved a $1.27 million performance-based grant toward the investment, which is expected to create 77 new jobs with potential to create 127 jobs.

US Army, Hawaiian Electric break ground on bioenergy facility 23 Aug, 2016
The U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 50 MW power plant that will run on a mixture of biofuel and conventional fuels at Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu. The facility will come up on 8 acres of land and is scheduled to be operational by spring 2018. The facility will be developed, owned and operated by Hawaiian Electric.

Ivanhoé Cambridge to invest 72 M$ to expand and redevelop Mayfair Shopping Centre in Victoria, BC 23 Aug, 2016
Ivanhoé Cambridge will invest $72 million to expand and redevelop Mayfair Shopping Centre, located in Victoria, British Columbia. The investment will increase the gross leasable area from 454,000 sq. ft. to approx. 554,000 sq. ft. after completion in the fall of 2018.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to debut its first hotel in Armenia 22 Aug, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will enter Armenia with the opening of The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan. The new-build property will feature 114 luxurious guest rooms, including 17 opulent suites and a Presidential Suite. In addition, The Alexander hotel will also offer superlative event and meeting spaces including a ballroom, eight meeting rooms and a business center. The unparalleled wellness facilities include an indoor pool, spa and a fitness center. Culinary offerings will include an all-day dining restaurant, a cigar club and a lobby bar. The hotel is scheduled to open in summer 2017.

Fujairah housing project almost complete 22 Aug, 2016
The UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MOID) has completed 95 per cent of a housing project for citizens in Al Taween area in the emirate of Fujairah and it will be handed over in October. Finishing work is being done at the site after all structural and electro-mechanical work has been completed. The Ministry has also completed 55 per cent of the cultural centre in Fujairah, which will be completed in March 2017.

Next phase of $2bn power project soon 22 Aug, 2016
The next phase of Qatar’s mega power transmission and distribution project is expected to start in the current quarter of this year. The estimated $2bn worth project ‘Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion-Phase 13’ is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018. Qatar, as part of its long-term investment plans for revamping and expanding its power sector, has earmarked over $10bn, which includes projects in all stages including those on hold but likely to be activated soon

Albania and Macedonia to construct major power line 22 Aug, 2016
Construction works on a 400kV electric power transmission line between Albania and Macedonia will kick off in the first half of 2017. The Albanian government has recently signed a loan agreement with Germany worth 30 million euros to finance the first phase of the high voltage power line. Construction works are expected to last nearly three years, and the line is expected to start operating at the beginning of 2020.

Port Authority investing US$40 million to upgrade Montego Bay Port 22 Aug, 2016
The Port Authority of Jamaica will be investing some US$40 million to upgrade the Montego Bay Port to transform the facility into a regional, multi-purpose port which will accommodate more cruise shipping vessels as the demand for home porting rapidly intensifies. The investment is in addition to the current implementation of the fuel terminal on the port by New Fortress at a cost of US$175 million.

Pakistan keen to invest in agricultural, IT and construction sectors 22 Aug, 2016
Pakistan is interested in investing in Sri Lanka, specially in agriculture, information technology and construction. Expanding of the existing direct flight service between the two countries has also been discussed.

China Wu Yi to set up Sh10bn building materials plant 22 Aug, 2016
China Wu Yi is building a Sh10 billion housing materials plant in Athi River on 30 acres of land. The factory, expected to be complete in June, will manufacture precast materials that will also be sold to other construction firms. The multinational is putting up the plant through its locally incorporated subsidiary China Wu Yi Precast (Kenya) Company. The factory will also include a display area, warehouse and a construction material supermarket which will introduce materials from China, effectively making it a one-stop shop for building materials in the country.

TBL to Invest Sh27 Billion in Agriculture Sector 22 Aug, 2016
Tanzania Breweries (TBL) Group is planning to invest Sh27 billion in agriculture sector in the current financial year. The money will enable barley, grapes, sorghum and maize farmers through providing them with seeds, extension services as well as facilitating them with access to credit.

Ken’s Foods plans $90M plant, 150 jobs in Lebanon 22 Aug, 2016
Ken’s Foods Inc. plans to invest $90 million to construct and equip a 320,000-square-foot facility in Lebanon Business Park on 40 acres of land. The facility is expected to produce between 150 million and 200 million pounds of dressings, sauces and marinades each year for customers across Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Construction on the facility could start this year.

Appliance maker doubling Midwest facility 22 Aug, 2016
Whirlpool Corporation plans to expand its Factory Distribution Center in Greenville, Ohio from 327,000 square feet to about 650,000 square feet. The project broke ground on 22nd August, 2016 and shall be completed next March.

Niagara Bottling invests $95 million in manufacturing facility 22 Aug, 2016
Niagara Bottling LLC (Ontario, CA) is investing $95 million towards a 450,000-square-foot manufacturing and bottling facility located in Meadowville Technology Park in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The company will employ state-of-the-art filtration to produce its Niagara brand and private label bottled water. A second phase is expected to follow which will add another 50 jobs with a $50 million build-out.

Wayne Farms to expand freezer capacity 22 Aug, 2016
Wayne Farms is moving forward with a planned addition of a variable retention freezer system at the company’s poultry processing facility in Dothan, the Dothan Eaglereported. The addition is expected to cost $21.2 million and create 22 jobs. The project is part of an expansion of the Dothan facility that will add 42,000 sq. ft. to the existing structure which covers 105,000 sq. ft. The expansion, which is expected to complete this year, will double the plant’s processing capacity. The company also broke ground on a new $53 million feed mill in Ozark, Alabama, that will support the increased processing capacity at the Dothan plant.

Engie lines up 400 MW PV pipeline in Chile 22 Aug, 2016
Engie Energia Chile SA (EECL), majority owned by French utility Engie and Solairedirect Chile Ltda have agreed to jointly develop a solar power project pipeline of 400 MW. The two companies have agreed to work on PV projects in the northern and central parts of Chile for a period of one year.

St. Vincent to open 4 emergency micro-hospitals 22 Aug, 2016
St. Vincent is planning to open four free-standing emergency hospitals in the Indianapolis area to bridge the gap between the urgent care center and an acute-care emergency department. The four facilities planned for Noblesville, Castleton, Avon and Plainfield will offer round-the-clock emergency care with the option of overnight stays for patients who need it. Each hospital will have seven outpatient beds and eight in-patient beds. The health system also plans to open three new ambulatory care centers in Crawfordsville, Brownsburg, and Plainfield next year.

St1 to build ethanol plant in Norway 22 Aug, 2016
St1 Biofuels Oy plans to build an ethanol plant at the site of a former paper mill in Norway that will use local forest industry residues as feedstock. The plant will be able to produce 50 million litres of advanced cellulosic bioethanol for transport fuel per year. The project is expected to reach investment decision in 2018 and become operational by 2021. The company has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the project with Viken Skog SA, the largest forest owners’ cooperative in Norway.

Enoc to open more Zoom stores across the UAE 22 Aug, 2016
Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) plans to open 30 Zoom convenience stores a year across the country until it reaches 500 by 2025. The plan, which will include stand-alone stores, stores in Enoc service stations and franchise stores, is a result of increasing customer demand and population growth. The company also has plans to open another 18 stores in petrol stations in Saudi Arabia over the next two years, bringing its total number of stores in the country to 27.

Ashanti, Alecto to jointly develop Mali gold project 22 Aug, 2016
Ashanti Gold has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with Alecto Minerals, which will allow it to earn a 65% in the Ashanti Gold’s Kassanto gold project in western Mali. As part of the deal, Ashanti will become the operator of the project during a 36-month option period in which it will have to complete a Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS).

Macedonia launches upgraded Skopje-Tetovo power transmission line 22 Aug, 2016
MEPSO has launched an upgraded 110 kV (48 km) long power transmission line, whose reconstruction cost about 4 million euro. Under the project, 187 new electric poles are installed, and all transmission stations are modernized. The reconstruction has been financed by the World Bank and it has been completed by the Serbian Energomontazha.

SADAFCO unveils solar project in Riyadh 22 Aug, 2016
Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) has commenced operations of its solar power project in Riyadh Regional Distribution Centre (RDC). Covering a surface area of about 1,600 sq. mtrs. , over 2,000 solar cells have been installed atop the carport structures in the parking area offering the additional benefit of sun shade for cars. The project will operate high performance thin film PV modules from US-headquartered First Solar, Inc. The project has been fully executed on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) terms by Saudi-based National Solar Systems Company.

Israel To Use Enzymes To Build Kenya Cheaper Roads 21 Aug, 2016
I-Tec-W from Israel will partner with the government of Kenyan county Kiambu, to upgrade the county’s roads. The Israelis are using new technology globally known as Soil Enhancing Solutions capitalises on enzymes to modify roads, irrespective of the soils. I-Tec-W will tender to construct 200km of major link roads between towns in a pilot project.

GBM signs $27m ICT deal for hospitality project 21 Aug, 2016

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has signed ICT partnership worth more than $27.2 million for the hospitality project, the Jewel of the Creek. The project by Roda Hotels, is expected to be ready by September 2017. The deal includes the execution of the complete ICT package including LAN, wireless, IP telephony, security, structured cabling, guest room management system, access control & audio video. GBM will be using Cisco Systems’ latest technology including mobility and analytics. Additionally, the company will be accountable for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the entire package of ICT for the five hospitality buildings in the project.

Oman’s OMR100m dairy project floats tender for building farm 21 Aug, 2016
Mazoon Dairy Company, which plans to build a major dairy farm with a capital expenditure of OMR100 million to achieve self-sufficiency in dairy production in Oman, has started major initiatives to build the project in Buraimi. A tender for pre-qualifying local companies to develop the farm, dairy plant and associated facilities at Sunaynah, Buraimi has already been floated. The proposed integrated joint venture dairy project plans to start with approximately 4,000 cows in 2017, which will grow to a herd size of 25,000 in 2026. The company will produce approximately 202 million litres in 2026, which will go up to 985 million litres in 2040.

Scottish Water plans major works in Whalsay 20 Aug, 2016
Scottish Water is planning a series of works in Whalsay. The works are due to begin this month, with more than £5.4 million being invested in the construction of a brand new water treatment plant to supply around 1,000 people. The plant will replace the existing water treatment plant on the island. The project also includes, building a new pumping station next to the existing one on the banks of Loch Huxter and construction of a new 700 meter water main through rural land to the new plant. Planning permission for all work has been granted by the council. The essential work will take around 10 months in total. Scottish Water contractor Ross-shire Engineering will be carrying out the work.

Lydian Armenia begins construction of new Amulsar gold mine 20 Aug, 2016
Lydian Armenia begins construction of new Amulsar gold mine. The capital construction, which will run from 2016 to 2018, is set to cost $370 million. Amulsar deposit project is the first mining project in Armenia to undergo the environmental and social impact assessment in accordance with the criteria of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Oman plans two desal projects in northern region 20 Aug, 2016
Oman plans to build two major independent water desalination plants to meet growing demand for potable water in the northern region. Sites are being evaluated for a 60-million-gallons-per-day (mgpd) capacity project planned in Muscat. The project is likely to start operations by 2021. Another 44 mgpd capacity project in the Northern Batinah and Dhahirah regions is scheduled to commence operations in 2022, citing a seven-year outlook for power and water demand released by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP). Tenders for selecting multinational firms or consortiums for developing these desalination projects are expected from OPWP.

Six bids received for power project 20 Aug, 2016
Ministry of Electricity and Energy has received six tender applications for the construction of a 300-megawatt power plant. The applications came from a consortium of Maxpower Myanmar, LNG Link, Consultant International Company, SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation, a joint venture between Indonesia, Singapore and China; the UK-based Aggreko International Projects; China Energy Engineering and China ITS Holdings Co; Singapore-based Karpowership Asia Company; a consortium of National Infrastructure Holdings Company, Ace Resources Group, MCM Pacific and APR Energy Plc; a joint venture between Myanmar, Singapore and the US; and CRRC and V Power Engineering from Hong Kong and China. The Ministry will announce the winner on 9th September, 2016 to install a new generator that can run on a duel-fuel system.

Pantex breaks ground on new facility 19 Aug, 2016
A groundbreaking ceremony held on 18th August, 2016 at Pantex, a nuclear weapons facility east of Amarillo, marked the beginning of construction for a new complex designed to replace 50 outdated buildings at the site. The Administrative Support Complex will be a 343,000 sq. ft. facility. Pantex will be leasing 15,000 sq. ft. of the building to Texas Tech for research on missile security, chemical processes, and advanced machinery.

New company seeks financing to build soybean processing plant in Massena 19 Aug, 2016
St. Lawrence Soyway Co. LLC is seeking financing to develop a soybean processing facility at the former Village Department of Public Works site on Main Street, Massena. The firm is seeking some outside funding to help finance the $16 million project. The plans will include construction of a 40,000-square-foot processing facility that will crush soybeans into high-protein soy meal used primarily to feed dairy herds and it can also be used to feed hogs and poultry. The process includes extracting the oil which can be sold to hog, poultry and other livestock farms. The company is also applying for grant funding through the state’s Empire State Development Corp. If the financing materializes, construction of the plant could begin in November and production could start next summer.

Tanzania secures huge loan to build a new tractors assembly plant 19 Aug, 2016
Tanzania has secured a loan worth 110 million U.S. dollars from Poland, which will be used to establish the plant at Kibaha area, Coast Region where tractors, power tillers will be assembled. Part of the money will be used to build warehouses in regions which are potential for agricultural production. The warehouse facilities will be used for storing food crops.

Textile company to invest RM500mil to boost its operations in Kulai 19 Aug, 2016
Daiyin Textile (M) Sdn Bhd will be investing about RM500mil to further expand its operations in Malaysia this year. Around RM300mil will be allocated for phase two of the expansion project at its existing plant in Sedenak industrial estate. Another RM200mil will be invested to set up a new plant in Bukit Batu, to manufacture jeans for export to the United States. The company had already submitted the development planning for phase two of the expansion project and the Bukit Batu plant to the relevant authorities.

Zambia to Invest USD15m in Mulungushi Textile Factory 19 Aug, 2016
The Government of Zambia will invest USD15m in re-establishing the Mulungushi textile factory, located in Kabwe, Central Zambia. The factory will be manufacturing various garments including military and police uniforms. The Government of Zambia has concluded the takeover of the Mulungushi factory in 2016.

GM to Invest $85M in Marion Stamping Plant 19 Aug, 2016
General Motors will invest $85 million in its Marion plant. The proposal to spend $85 million over the next 10 years for new tools and equipment at the Marion stamping plant went before the city council two months ago. The plant provides blanks, stamping and sheet metal assembly for cars, vans and trucks in production in North America.

Bridgestone invests $250m to expand Canada tyre plant 19 Aug, 2016
Bridgestone is investing $250m to expand its tyre plant at Joliette in Quebec province, Canada. The expansion project is expected to raise the plant’s capacity to around 20,000 tyres /day by 2023. The plant specialises in tyres for passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vans.

Air Products Inaugurates Specialty Gas Plant in South Korea 19 Aug, 2016
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has opened a new advanced non-electronics specialty gas and helium transfill center in Ochang, North Chungcheong, South Korea. The industrial complex houses fine chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic materials producers. The company has built the facility to cater to the growing demand of numerous industries including automotive, analytical, petrochemical and bio-healthcare, among others.

Schaeffler to invest in new production base in China 19 Aug, 2016

Schaeffler will invest in a new production base in Xiangtan, Hunan province, China. In this regard, Schaeffler Group has signed a cooperation agreement with a visiting delegation from the Hunan provincial government. The first phase of the project will occupy a total area of around 20 hectares and the first plant, which will manufacture automotive parts and precision bearings, is scheduled to enter operation by the end of 2018. In the future, Phase II of the project will involve the construction of a second plant, a logistics center and a training facility.

Greenland joins smaller developers to invest $1bn in U.S. biotech park 19 Aug, 2016
Greenland Group will jointly invest over US$1 billion in a San Francisco-based biotech industrial park, together with Agile Group, Ping An Trust, and Poly Sino Capital. Greenland aims to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and China in relation to biotech research and development through this investment, which cost US$171 million for the land alone. Greenland USA, a subsidiary of the Greenland Group, owns 49 percent of the biotech project, with Ping An holding 36 percent and Agile 10 percent. An in-class campus is planned to be built in the park. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2018, after the City received necessary infrastructure improvements.

Tata Power JV Cennergi starts operations of 95 MW wind project 19 Aug, 2016

Tata Power’s 50:50 joint venture with Exxaro Resources in South Africa, Cennergi (Pty) has commenced the commercial operations of its 95 MW Tsitsikamma Community wind farm project on 18th August, 2016. The said wind farm comprises 31 3.075 MW Vestas-make turbines. With the commissioning of the Tsitsikamma project, Cennergi’s operational portfolio has increased to 229 MW as it achieved commercial operations of its 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni wind project last month.

Shell To Build 94 Mile Pipeline For Cracker Plant 18 Aug, 2016
Shell Chemical Appalachia’s ethane cracker plant being built on the site of the former Horsehead zinc smelter on the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania will be connected to a 94-mile pipeline being built by Shell Pipeline. The new Falcon Ethane Pipeline System will connect three ethane sources: Houston facility in western Pennsylvania, and the Cadiz and Scio facilities in Ohio. Shell started the process to acquire rights-of-ways earlier this month and intends to start construction in late 2018. The pipeline capacity is expected to be a little more than 100,000 barrels per day of ethane.

Chinese developer to invest 1 bln USD for biotech industrial park in South San Francisco 19 Aug, 2016
Greenland plans to invest more than 1 billion U.S. dollars in a joint venture to build a large-scale biotech industrial park in South San Francisco. Greenland USA, the subsidiary company of Greenland Group, acquired the Oyster Point landing project together with its equity partner Ping’an Trust, and minority equity partners Agile Group and Poly Sino Capital. The project will be completed in several phases, with Phase I compromising approximately 500,000 square feet in the southern part of the property. Construction is expected to begin by mid-2018, following necessary infrastructure improvements by the City of South San Francisco, including streets, utilities and grading.

Japan turns over P2.6 billion Rubber production plant to Philippines 19 Aug, 2016
Government of Japan, funded through Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan program, has turned over the Banisilan Rubber Production, Processing and Marketing Enterprise to the Philippine government. The rubber processing plant is part of ‘The Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MinSAAD)’, in the Municipality of Banisilan, North Cotabato Province. The total loan support for this project amounts to Rs. 6,063,000,000), equivalent to PHP2,636,000,000. This project aims to expand rubber production area to 2,200 hectares and produce 696 metric ton rubber crumb or PhP36.9 million annual sale.

Erex Eyes Biomass, Wind to Expand in Japan Power-Retail Business 19 Aug, 2016
Erex Co. will add more biomass power plants and expand into wind farms as it seeks to reach out to more customers following the opening up of Japan’s power-retail market. The company currently has a 20-MW operating biomass power plant in the western prefecture of Kochi and has several more biomass projects in varying stages of development. A 50-megawatt biomass power station is scheduled to open as early as this year in Oita prefecture and the company also plans to build a 75-MW biomass plant with Taiheiyo Cement Corp. in Iwate.

Bentley opens its world’s largest dealership in Dubai
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Bentley Motors on 17th August, 2016 inaugurated a 75,000 sq. ft. showroom at Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Consisting of six floors, the new customer environment offers a space with a bespoke, uniquely British feel and a focus on personal commissioning, executed with Bentley’s signature craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail.

AGC to set up automotive glass factory in Morocco 18 Aug, 2016
Asahi Glass (AGC), a glass manufacturing company, has revealed that AGC Automotive Europe will establish its first automotive glass factory at Kenitra, Morocco. AGC Automotive Group recently reached an agreement with Induver, a leading glass processing company in Casablanca, in order to co-establish the first unit of the AGC Group in North Africa. The factory’s construction is underway and is expected to begin production in 2019

American Railcar Industries Expands Its Northeast Arkansas Operations 18 Aug, 2016
American Railcar Industries (ARI) will set up a new manufacturing facility in Paragould. Corbitt Manufacturing, a component manufacturing operation with ARI, will begin production at the new facility this month. ARI already has plants in Paragould, and Marmaduke that employ about 1,000 workers.

Kroger Planning to Close, Open New Store in Charlottesville 18 Aug, 2016
Kroger is set to invest $28 million to build a new store at the Seminole Square Shopping Center in Charlottesville, United States. Construction will be commenced by early 2017 and the store is expected to open by the end of 2017.

Council approves wastewater treatment plant 18 Aug, 2016
The Buchanan City Council has approved a $3.3 million project to upgrade and expand its current wastewater treatment plant. The plant expansion will be paid for by a loan of about $2.1 million and a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The council approved and signed a resolution accepting the grant and stating its purpose during the meeting on 9th August, 2016.

Dale Farm Opens £7M Facility 18 Aug, 2016
Dale Farm has opened a £7m cheese processing and packing facility in County Tyrone. This new cheese processing and packing facility will help the firm continue to deliver strong growth in our cheddar sales in both domestic and export markets, especially in the faster growing convenience segment of the market.

Chinese firm to invest $150 m in Uttam Groups project 18 Aug, 2016
Uttam Group on 18th August, 2016 signed an investment agreement of up to $150 million with Chinese firm Tidfore Heavy Equipment Group Co. The investment will be in the form of equity for Uttam Group’s Wardha Expansion Project undertaken in conjunction with Posco.

Bulgarian textile co PNG 1962 to invest in new production unit 18 Aug, 2016
PNG plans to invest 2 million levs in a new production facility and equipment for digital printing on cotton fabrics. The investment is co-financed by the EU programme Innovation and Competitiveness with 350,000 levs, while the rest will be provided by a bank loan. The investment project will increase productivity by 15% and raise revenues from export by 26%.

Richardson to invest C$120 million in canola processing plant 18 Aug, 2016
Richardson International plans to invest C$120 million in its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The investment will be used to maximize operating efficiencies and modernize the facility to significantly increase canola crush capability. The plant currently processes approximately 450,000 tonnes of canola annually. With the upgrades, the facility will be able to process in excess of 2,000 tonnes of canola per day, increasing annual crush capacity to more than 700,000 tonnes.

Impact to invest EUR 44 mln in expanding northern Bucharest Greenfield residential project 18 Aug, 2016
Impact Developer & Contractor will invest EUR 44 million in the third development phase of Greenfield, its residential project in northern Bucharest. Platanilor Ensemble, the name of the project’s third development phase, is developed on a 10 hectares plot of land and it will features 39 four-and five-storey blocks which will feature atotal of 888 apartments. The first 21 blocks (476 apartments) will be delivered at the beginning of 2017 and the next 18 blocks (412 apartments) will be completed in the third trimester of the next year. The project will feature one-two-and three-bedroom apartments and it also boasts a 6,000 sqm park with playgrounds, a multifunctional sports ground and fitness and recreation areas

Pinnacle Foods To Expand Fayetteville Manufacturing Facility 18 Aug, 2016
Pinnacle Foods on 18th August, 2016 plans to expand its food manufacturing in Fayetteville. The new brand line, EVOL, is a line that contains cage-free eggs, no antibiotics, no artificials and no GMOs. The company is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of food products and leads the dry and frozen packaged foods segments, with brands such as Duncan Hines, Birds Eye, Mrs. Paul’s, Vlasic, Mrs. Butterworth’s, Wishbone, and Aunt Jemima.

Shaza Hotels to expand presence in the Middle East 18 Aug, 2016
Shaza Hotels is gearing up for its expansion in the Middle East, with several new hotels in the pipeline in various locations across the region. The brand is aiming to have 30 hotels signed by 2020, with a total of 20 hotels in operation by 2020. The 250-keys Shaza Makkah is the first of the many properties that will open in the region, slated for opening in the last quarter of 2016.

Fortum to build, run biomass-fired power plant in U.K 18 Aug, 2016
Fortum has signed a 10-year Operation and Maintenance (O&M) agreement with MGT Teesside in the UK. The agreement covers the operation and maintenance services of a new 299 MW biomass-fired combined heat and power plant to be located in North-East England. The construction of the power plant is due to start immediately and be completed by 2020.

EBRD considering loan for 29-MW solar project in Kazakhstan 18 Aug, 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering providing a senior loan of up to USD 26 million to India’s ACME Cleantech Solutions for a 29-MWp solar project in Kazakhstan. The financing will support the construction, grid connection and commissioning of the Kulan solar power plant, located in the Zhambyl region. The project is worth a total of USD 51 million.

Ameresco builds wastewater biogas to energy facility in Phoenix 18 Aug, 2016
Ameresco and the City of Phoenix on 18th August, 2016 announced a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment biogas project at the 91st Ave Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Ameresco will Design, Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (DBOOM) the wastewater biogas-to-energy facility. The WWTP is owned by the Sub-Regional Operating Group made up of Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe. The project is expected to be operational in late 2017.

IOC, Bangladesh Roads and Highways Dept sign MoU 18 Aug, 2016

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) and the Roads and Highways Department of People’s Republic of Bangladesh has signed an MoU in Dhaka. The MoU enables IOCL to send its trucks carrying Motor Spirit, High Speed Diesel, Superior Kerosene Oil & Liquefied Petroleum Gas from Meghalaya to Tripura via territory of Bangladesh. The validity of this facility is till end September 2016. Both sides have also agreed to extend the transit facility for a further short period on need basis.

PTi Breaks Ground on Major Expansion 18 Aug, 2016
Processing Technologies International (PTi), manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, broken ground on 5th August, 2016 for a $10 million plant expansion at its Aurora, Illinois headquarters. The company will increase overall plant capacity by 50% by adding 40,000 ft2 of primary manufacturing and office space and up to 40 new jobs. The new space is expected to be fully operational by November 2016.

Argos Buys U.S. Plants From HeidelbergCement for $660 Million 18 Aug, 2016
Cementos Argos SA has agreed to acquire a cement plant and eight terminals from HeidelbergCement AG for $660 million to push expansion in the U.S. The transaction includes a factory in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and eight related terminals.

Flint Hills Resources to construct $20 M fuel terminal expansion 18 Aug, 2016
Flint Hills Resources will begin construction on a $20 M expansion of its Waupun, Wisconsin fuel terminal. The company is also nearing completion of an estimated $7 M expansion of its Junction City fuel terminal. The expansion and improvement projects at Flint Hills Resources’ Waupun and Junction City fuel terminals involve more than doubling the loading capacity of the current 2-bay Waupun terminal with the addition of three new bays, and adding a fifth loading bay to Junction City. Construction on the Junction City project is currently underway with completion expected this fall. The Waupun project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Iowa OKs $11.5 million for company planning pork plant 18 Aug, 2016
Solar Frontier has completed a 30 MW solar PV park at Nagasaki Airport, Nagasaki Prefecture on 34 The Iowa Economic Development Board has approved $11.5 million in incentives for the company, Prestage Farms that plans to build a $240 million pork plant in northern Iowa’s Wright County. Wright County officials are considering giving the company $8 million in local tax breaks.

Turkey plant in Huron to undergo $39M in expansion projects 17 Aug, 2016
Dakota Provisions will expand the cold storage space at its existing plant in Huron at a cost of $9 million, and also expand into another building in a local industrial park, at a cost of $30 million. The larger project could result in 250 new jobs in the city.

Odom Corp. to build $40M Anchorage facility 17 Aug, 2016
Odom Corp. will build a $40 million warehouse and office facility in an industrial area near West International Airport Road, consolidating its Anchorage operations. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this fall and construction will take about two years.

Fresenius Kabi Announces Major Investment in U.S. Manufacturing 17 Aug, 2016
Fresenius Kabi will invest approximately $250 million over 10 years to expand the company’s Melrose Park site which manufactures generic, sterile injectable pharmaceuticals. The expansion will create multiple new buildings connected to the existing manufacturing site and will feature fully automated aseptic filling lines using state-of-the-art isolator technology, expanded lyophilization (freeze-drying) capabilities, formulation areas, a dedicated warehouse for raw materials and components and an administration building with conference center, laboratories, office space and cafeteria. The expansion is a multi-stage, multi-year project with ground breaking planned for 2017 and final project completion in 2026.

Croatia’s Valamar Riviera to invest 500 mln kuna in construction of 2 luxury resorts 17 Aug, 2016
Valamar Riviera will invest 500 million kuna in the construction of two luxury tourist resorts, Bellevue Resort and Valamar Girandella Resort in the coastal town of Rabac in 2017. Valamar will reconstruct its current Bellevue and Albona hotels and turn them into the Family Life Bellevue Resort, a brand of travel services group TUI. Apart from 372 rooms, the resort will also offer pools, restaurants, beaches, entertainment and other facilities.

Envergent begins construction on RTP green fuel facility in Canada 17 Aug, 2016
Envergent Technologies, a joint venture of Honeywell UOP and Ensyn Corp., has begun construction on a renewable fuels facility at Port Cartier in Quebec, Canada. The project will incorporate Envergent’s proprietary RTP technology and will convert forest residues from local sources into liquid green fuel for institutional and industrial heating.

Oman plans to build two major power plants 17 Aug, 2016
Oman plans to develop two major power plants by 2022 within the Main Interconnected System (MIS), which accounts for 90 per cent of the nation’s total electricity supply. While a 800 MW Independent Power Plant (IPP) is expected to come onstream in 2021, a mega project with a capacity of 2,700 MW is planned to be operational in 2022. It is expected to issue a Request For Qualifications (RfQ) for the new 800 MW IPP in the third quarter of this year. Prospective sites and infrastructure requirements are being evaluated in collaboration with stakeholders, such as Oman Gas Company (OGC) and Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC). Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) expects to select the site and to initiate the procurement process with a RfQ in Q3, 2016, subject to regulatory approval. A RfP will be issued to the prequalified developers in Q1 2017, with an award envisioned in the third quarter of next year.

clean coal power plant to install 400kV transformer 17 Aug, 2016
The Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant in Dubai, has launched the main 400 kV transformer as well as various other projects amounting to $53.6 million. The plant, which is expected to generate 2,400 MW once in full operation, is expected to reach commercial operation in March 2023.

BYD signs deal to open PV factory in Brazil 17 Aug, 2016
BYD Energy do Brasil has signed a cooperation agreement with the Campinas labor office for the creation of 300 jobs that will form the initial staff of the company’s 200 MW PV module production facility. BYD will invest BRL 150 million in the PV fab, which adds to the company’s existing electric bus factory in the city. The facility is scheduled to begin production in early 2017.

SLAM Sets Up Gold Processing Plant 17 Aug, 2016
SLAM Exploration has set up the turnkey gold plant and is ready for testing it with rock from the high grade Maisie gold deposit. The company has been granted a License of Occupation that authorizes to extract and process samples from this high grade gold deposit over a two year period. The removal and processing of a 2,000 tonne bulk sample has been approved by the New Brunswick Department of Environment and the Department of Energy and Mines. No drilling or blasting is required and no chemicals will be used in the process. The purpose is to develop environmentally and commercially sustainable techniques to extract gold, provide an estimate of the grade of the Maisie deposit and demonstrate the potential for longer term mining operations

White Lodging Announces 1,000 New Hotel Room Development for Downtown Austin 17 Aug, 2016
A new property adjacent to the University of Texas campus will feature both the Autograph Collection and AC Hotels by Marriott brands. The unique 350 room, 11-story AC Hotels and Autograph Collection dual-branded complex will house both properties, and while efficiencies will be shared in the back of the house, such as in housekeeping, each hotel will have its own unique lobby, restaurant, bar and an oversized exercise facility. The upscale Autograph will feature over 6,000 square feet of event and entertainment space, a street-level restaurant and bar, a walk-up Burger Bar and a rooftop bar and pool deck offering panoramic views of the University, State Capitol and downtown Austin skyline. The development is scheduled to begin construction in mid 2017 and open in the first quarter of 2019.

SMS group tube plant aids expansion 17 Aug, 2016
A Polish steel tubes plant in Gliwice owned by Huta Labedy has handed a final acceptance certificate to German steel production technology company SMS group. SMS group has installed a 12.75 inch ERW (Electric Resistance Welding) welded tube line capable of producing tubes with diameters ranging from 4.5in to 12.75in, wall thicknesses between 3mm and 12.7mm and lengths of up to 18 metres. The new plant enables Huta Labedy to enter new markets for thick-walled precision tubes with high tensile strengths.

Iran starts construction of $1bn petrochem plant 17 Aug, 2016
Iran has started construction of a $1bn petrochemical plant in Gachsaran. The plant will have a production of 5,000 tonnes of formic acid and 500 tonnes of vinyl acetate and is spread over 57 hectares of land and 16,000 sq. mtrs. built up area.

Skanska, Closner Construction to Build 243-Bed Hospital in Michigan for $206M 17 Aug, 2016
A joint venture between Skanska and Closner Construction will build a new hospital for Duke LifePoint Healthcare for $206 million. The facility will serve as a replacement hospital for UP Health System-Marquette, also known as Marquette General Hospital. The 164,000-square-foot, 243-bed replacement facility includes approximately 46,000 square feet of diagnostic and therapeutic services and 56,000 square feet of patient care services. Additionally, the project will include an adjoining medical office building and a parking structure. The project is slated for completion in October 2018.

Hilton Garden Inn Opens 700th Hotel in Downtown Asheville 17 Aug, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn has opened its 700th property, Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown this week. The new hotel brings 140 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand and continues its worldwide expansion. It is managed by Quality Oil Company, LLC.

Entergy Texas proposes new 230 kV transmission line 17 Aug, 2016
Entergy Texas is proposing to design and build a new, predominantly single circuit, 230-kV transmission line in Jefferson, Chambers and potentially Liberty counties in Texas. The new line will connect the existing China substation located just west of China, Texas, in Jefferson County, to the existing Stowell substation located in the unincorporated community of Stowell, Texas, in Chambers County. The company will install new equipment at both substations.

Fuyao signs deal with glass recycler 17 Aug, 2016
Fuyao Glass America has signed a 10-year agreement with Strategic Materials Inc. (SMI) to recycle glass scrap for Fuyao’s Moraine plant. The facility will produce 4 million original equipment manufacturer car sets as well as 4 million aftermarket glass windshields annually. SMI is making a significant investment in construction, trucks, process equipment, and office renovation for the site. Along with SMI’s investment, Fuyao has allocated 3.7 acres of its 116-acre Moraine site to SMI.

A21 project enters new phase 17 Aug, 2016
The dualling of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury has moved into a major new phase. The next phase will see traffic moved on to new slip roads so a new flyover can be constructed at the Longfield Road junction and a new junction constructed at Fairthorne. Work started on the scheme in April 2015 and has already involved constructing new slip roads, moving an ancient woodland, removing a Grade II listed building which will be rebuilt in a museum

Netflix is coming to more hotel rooms worldwide 17 Aug, 2016
Netflix and an Enseo, the makers of an in-room entertainment platform for the hospitality industry, has announced an expanded agreement that will see the Netflix app offered in more hotel rooms around the world. Through the Enseo system, hotel guests will be able to log in to their Netflix accounts from their rooms, allowing them to stream Netflix’s collection of TV and shows, as well as access their own personalized settings, lists, and other content

Liberia’s Hydropower Project Nears Completions 17 Aug, 2016
The ongoing works at Mount Coffee hydro plant stands at 71 per cent complete, clearly indicative of three turbines under construction/installation, which technically will be completed 16th December, 2016.

Malaysia to open its first 30MW geothermal power plant 16 Aug, 2016
Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd will be developing its first geothermal power plant at Apas Kiri, Tawau, Malaysia. The plant will be exporting 30 MW to the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd grid under the existing FiT scheme.

DMCI Power building new Palawan plant 16 Aug, 2016
DMCI Power Corporation is building a P600 million, 2×4.95 MW bunker-fired power plant to address the increasing electricity demand in Aborlan, Palawan. The power plant is being built to stabilize electricity supply in the franchise area of Palawan Electric Cooperative, Incorporated (PALECO). The plant is expected to start operations by the end of the year.

Potsdam wastewater treatment plant upgrade will cost $10 million 16 Aug, 2016
A major overhaul is planned for the $10.7 million, Potsdam wastewater treatment plant in New York. The overhaul will include a sludge press, which is machinery designed to press liquid out of the solid waste. The liquid waste will then be treated throughout the rest of the plant and the solid waste will be taken to the landfill. The project recently received its first grant, the New York State Water Grant, for approximately $2.6 million. The rest of the approximate $8 million will come from other grants which have yet to be awarded, and a loan at no interest, since the village qualifies for hardship financing. The update will begin in the spring of 2017.

Construction begins for new West Maui hospital 16 Aug, 2016
The West Maui Hospital and Medical Center held its ground breaking ceremony on 15th August, 2016. The facilities will include a 25-bed hospital with a 24-hour emergency room, a nursing facility and assisted living quarters. Long-term plans also include a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. The $70 million project is expected to be completed in late 2018.

Minda Corp forms jt venture with Chinese firm
HBL 16 Aug, 2016
Spark Minda group flagship firm Minda Corporation has formed a joint venture with China’s Shandong Beiqi Hai Hua Automobile Parts Co (SBHAP). The 50:50 joint venture, to be known as Minda China Plastic Solutions, is being formed between Minda KTSN, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Minda Corp, and the Chinese partner. This joint venture shall initially focus on producing and selling products such as plastic oil pans and cylinder head along with other plastic under-bonnet/interior parts. Total investment of the joint venture will be $1.25 million. The joint venture will also have the rights for production and marketing of Minda KTSN products within China. Production is expected to begin in the next 12 to 15 months.

NIPSCO set to raze Gary power plant 16 Aug, 2016
NIPSCO is preparing to demolish its defunct Dean H. Mitchell Electric Generating Station located along Lake Michigan in Gary. The estimated $18 million demolition project will include environmental removal and remediation work for the site’s future development. The two-year initiative will require around 60 employees during the early stages of the project.

Cement firms in Oman plan joint venture in Duqm 16 Aug, 2016
Oman Cement Company and Raysut Cement Company are planning to build a new cement plant in joint venture within the Duqm Special Economic Zone. The new company will be named the Al Wusta Cement Company LLC. The two cement producers have achieved a 10.78 per cent (an additional 312,545 tonnes) growth in combined cement sales at 3.21 million tonnes in the first half of 2016, up from 2.90 million tonnes for the same period of last year, and despite severe competition from neighbouring cement producers.

West Springs Hospital planning new $34 million facility 16 Aug, 2016
Saint Mary’s Hospital in West Spring is planning to invest $2.5 million. The funding gives West Springs a jump start on a new $34 million construction project for a larger psychiatric facility. Currently, the West Springs facility only has six beds per 100,000 residents and the state average is 16 beds.

Bottled water company to invest $95 million to open facility in Chesterfield 16 Aug, 2016
Niagara Bottling is investing $95 million to open a 450,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and bottling operation in Meadowville Technology Park, Chesterfield County. A $50 million second phase of the project is expected to increase the workforce by another 50 employees.

More NatGas-Fired Power Plants Planned For Michigan, West Virginia 16 Aug, 2016
WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) will construct new natural gas plants on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as part of a deal to supply electricity to an iron-ore mine in the area. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., which operates the Tilden mine near Marquette, Michigan, signed a 20-year agreement with WEC to supply the electricity for its operations. The facilities will use internal combustion engines to generate 170 MW of power. The $255 million project will also allow a coal plant on Lake Superior to be retired by 2020. If the project is approved by state regulators, WEC aims to have the plants constructed by 2019.

Republic Cement pushes expansion 16 Aug, 2016
Republic Cement Corp. is expanding its plants’ milling capacity by at least 10 percent in anticipation of huge demand for cement in the country especially for the housing sector. The ongoing ground field expansion program is being implemented on its five integrated cement plants, including 4 in Luzon and one in Iligan, and a grinding plant in Cebu.

Skyline Steel investing $15M, adding 15 workers to Iuka facility 16 Aug, 2016
Skyline Steel is expanding operations in Iuka, investing $15 million and creating 15 new jobs. The company’s Iuka location currently manufactures large diameter spiral-welded pipe for foundations, bridges, wharves, piers and more. The expansion involves the addition of new equipment, enabling the company to produce straight-seam electric resistance welded pipe for the same purposes.

Motor City H-D to build new superstore dealership 16 Aug, 2016
Motor City Power Sports and Brighton Harley-Davidson plans to build a Harley-Davidson superstores in Farmington Hills, California. The 106,000-square-foot complex on 10 acres will create a unique customer experience by combining Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a brew pub0style restaurant, a gourmet market, and live music to embody the Harley-Davidson lifestyle. The superstore will be opened in September 2016.

Lidl building new grocery store in Kinston 16 Aug, 2016
Lidl will build a 36,000 square foot, new store on U.S. 70. The site is the old Kinston Chrysler-Suzuki building which has been razed last November. The company is also constructing a grocery store on Fire Tower Road in Greenville.

Methanol production facility planned for WV would bring 60 full-time jobs 16 Aug, 2016
US Methanol, a chemical manufacturing startup, will build a methanol production facility in Kanawha County next year, bringing with it an estimated 60 full-time jobs and 300 temporary construction positions. The plant will use 70 million cubic feet of gas per day and will use a chemical process to turn methane into pure methanol, a base solution used in paints, plastics, windshield washer fluid and other chemicals, like formaldehyde.

easyHotel to add third hotel in Amsterdam 16 Aug, 2016
easyHotel PLC is to open a 96-room third ‘super budget’ hotel in Amsterdam by its Benelux franchisee. The company which currently owns three hotels, with a further 17 franchised out, hopes the latest addition to its portfolio will be completed in early 2017.

Green light for Wimbledon Premier Inn 16 Aug, 2016
Whitbread has secured planning permission to convert a former restaurant and job centre into a 176-bedroom Premier Inn and Beefeater restaurant. Whitbread purchased the former Henry J Beans site at the Broadway in Wimbledon, south London, in 2014. Including its purchase price, it will be investing approximately £30m in the new hotel, which is estimated to open in 2018. The company is also converting office sites in Dacre Street and Tothill Street in Westminster, London, and recently acquired 191 Old Marylebone Road, a 54,000 sq ft vacant possession office building between Marylebone and Paddington stations, which is to be demolished and replaced with a purpose-designed Hub by Premier Inn.

Hampton by Hilton to Add Two Hotels in Poland 16 Aug, 2016
Hilton Worldwide plans to grow its portfolio of Hampton by Hilton hotels in Poland, with two new properties slated to open in Gdansk and Lublin. Hampton by Hilton Lublin is a 121-room property being developed by Global Property Sp. z.o.o. S.K.A. and will be opened in late 2017. It will be managed by Pro Value Sp. z o.o., an independent commercial real estate consultancy firm delivering professional advice in all property sectors with a focus on hotels. Offering 100 guestrooms, Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Oliwa will join two existing Hilton Worldwide properties trading in the city when it opens in 2017, with a further Hampton by Hilton currently under construction in Gdansk main town. The hotel will be housed within a broader mixed-use development that will incorporate office and retail space, and will be delivered by owner Moderna Investment Sp.z.o.o in partnership with Property Partner Investments sp. z o.o. sp.k.

Britain backs expansion of world’s largest wind farm 16 Aug, 2016

Britain on 16th August, 2016 approved plans to expand the Hornsea Two windfarm project, to be built by DONG Energy, that is part of Britain’s push to invest in new electricity generation capacity needed to overcome a squeeze on power supplies in the next decade. The company has already secured planning permission and it could begin generating electricity in 2020.

FedEx opens new freight facility at Perth Airport to support e-commerce business in Australia 16 Aug, 2016
FedEx Express has opened a new facility at Perth Airport, Western Australia, approximately 3,000 square metres in size. The new facility has the capacity to sort up to 3,000 packages per hour, allowing inbound and outbound shipments to be processed faster. The company also has facilities located at Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney.

Carthage Specialty Paperboard To Invest $2M In Renovations 15 Aug, 2016
Carthage Specialty Paperboard plans to invest more than $2 million in renovations to upgrade its manufacturing facility and increase product quality and gain production efficiencies. In addition, the manufacturer will receive a $400,000 performance-based grant from Empire State Development to buy new machinery and equipment.

New cranberry processing facility opens near Warrens 15 Aug, 2016
Cranberry Growers Cooperative has opened a $20 million processing facility near Warrens. The plant, also referred to as CranGrow, is the result of a vision of independent growers and is used to process member fruit into a variety of cranberry products, including dried cranberries, juice concentrate, whole frozen berries and cranberry seed pomace at its Aspen Avenue site in the town of Lincoln.

Isuzu breaks ground for new dealership facility in Cagayan Valley 15 Aug, 2016
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has broken ground on its latest dealership facility in Iguig, Cagayan Valley. The new Isuzu Tuguegarao satellite office to be built on a 5,000-square-meter property, is expected to supplement the operations of Isuzu dealerships in Bulacan, Isabela, Cabanatuan and Meycauayan.

Quanex to Expand Ohio Insulating Glass Systems Manufacturing Facility 15 Aug, 2016
Quanex Building Products Corp. will expand its Cambridge, Ohio, insulating glass systems facility. The expansion will add approximately 60,000 square feet to the facility for a total of approximately 477,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. The company plans to invest approximately $5 million over the next five years to add six new production lines, increasing capacity of the facility by 15 percent, as well as adding warehouse space. The facility may be complete and in use by January 2017.

Pixelligent raises $10.4 million to expand nanocrystal manufacturing 15 Aug, 2016
Pixelligent Technologies, a nanocrystal manufacturer reported $10.4 million in new funding that will allow the company to scale up its manufacturing capacity and expand its international footprint. The company has agents and distributors in South Korea and Japan, and will add representatives in Taiwan and China this year and early next year.

Germany’s Weltec to build 800-kW biogas plant for Colombian egg producer 15 Aug, 2016
Weltec Biopower GmbH will build an 800-kW biogas plant for Colombia’s egg producer, Incubadora Santander. The anaerobic digestion facility, which is to be fueled by dry chicken manure and process water, is scheduled to become operational in early 2017. The plant modules, including the ready-for-operation Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, the pre-installed pump and control technology, as well as the stainless-steel panels for the tanks will be shipped to the site in maritime containers from Germany.

Work ready to begin on £340m Kent power plant 15 Aug, 2016
Wheelabrator Technologies’s is set to begin the work on the £340m Kent power plant. The company has reached an agreement with all parties and construction is due to start this month. Clugston is the Civil Contractor, CNIM is the Principal Contractor and Arup is lead building designer. Arup will provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering, in addition to reviewing mechanical, electrical and plumbing building services. The facility is scheduled to begin operations in 2019.

Eni invests $4bn in Zohr gas production processing plant 15 Aug, 2016
Eni has invested $3.5-4bn in implementing the Zohr natural gas production processing plant at a capacity of 2.7bn cubic feet of gas per day. The total investments in Zohr field are estimated at $12bn until the point when production begins. Investments will then increase to $16bn over the life of the field. The company targets to connect about 900m cubic feet of gas per day with the national grid by the end of 2017 or in the first quarter of 2018.

Spanish and Korean contractors to build £650m Teesport biomass plant after green light 15 Aug, 2016
A consortium of Spanish and Korean contractors will build a new £650m biomass plant in Teesside after the project secured financing. The joint venture between Spain-based Tecnicas Reunidas and Korean firm Samsung Construction & Trading will lead construction on the Tees Renewable Energy Plan at Teesport near Middlesborough. Macquarie, together with Danish pension fund PKA, will become joint owners of the plant under the financing deal. Construction will begin in months, with the plant expected to be operational by 2020.

Central Hudson plans to install 4,100 feet of natural gas lines along Kings Highway in Saugerties in October 15 Aug, 2016
Installation of 4,100 feet of natural gas lines along Kings Highway in Saugerties, New York is expected to begin in October. Further, an MoU has been signed with Ulster County to provide $95,000 as a grant toward economic development projects rather than as a loan, which was the original intention of the Ready2Go program.

Natural gas pipeline construction approved, will supply FPL 15 Aug, 2016
Federal regulators have given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the southern portion of a $3.2 billion natural gas pipeline slated to supply Florida Power & Light Co.’s South Florida plants. On 12th August, 2016 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Florida Southeast Connection LLC’s request to start construction. Florida Southeast Connection is the 126-mile southernmost portion of a 685-mile pipeline that originates in Alabama. It will go through Osceola, Polk, Okeechobee. St. Lucie and Martin counties and end at FPL’s Martin County plant near Indiantown.

Bulgaria’s Dreams Trans plans to invest 51 mln euro in logistic centre by 2021 15 Aug, 2016
Dreams Trans plans to invest 51.1 million euro over the next five years in the construction of a logistic centre near the capital Sofia spread over 5 hectares of land. The company plans to build covered warehouses with an area of 2,000 sq. mtrs., open warehouses with an area of 25,000 sq. mtrs. and an office building with an area of 500 sq. mtrs.

Tehran, Moscow to Construct 2 Nuclear Power Plants in Iran 14 Aug, 2016
Iran and Russia will construct two nuclear power plants in Iran. Iran needs 20,000 MW of electricity, which requires construction of about 10 nuclear power plants. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has prepared plans of construction of the nuclear power plants but it is impossible to build 10 facilities simultaneously – so building two plants in cooperation with Russia is on the agenda.

SMC set to open 2 coal plants 14 Aug, 2016
SMC Consolidated Power Corp., a unit of San Miguel Corp., is set to start the commercial operations of two coal-fired power plants in Luzon and Mindanao this year. The first unit of the 300-MW coal-fired power project in Limay, Bataan and the first unit of the 300-MW coal-fired facility in Malita, Davao del Sur will start operations before the end of the year. Testing and commissioning of the first 150-MW unit of the P25.5-billion coal-fired power facility in Limay will begin this month, while commissioning of the second 150-MW unit will start in April 2017. Commercial operations of the first unit are expected to start by November, while operations of the second unit will start July 2017. The first 150-MW unit of the P25.8-billion power plant in Davao del Sur is expected to start commercial operations this month, while the second 150-MW unit is targeted to start commercial operations in November.

Iraq starts natural gas processing plant in southeast region 14 Aug, 2016
Iraq started operating a new natural gas processing plant for oil fields in the southeastern region on 14th August, 2016. The plant located in Misan province, on the border with Iran, will process gas associated with crude pumped at the Fakka and Bazargan fields. All Misan fields to be brought on stream in the future will be connected to the plant.

UC Berkeley plans to construct hotel on University Avenue and Oxford Street 14 Aug, 2016
UC Berkeley will begin construction in late 2017 on an approximately 10-story hotel on University Avenue and Oxford Street, located across from campus in Downtown Berkeley. The hotel may open in 2019, but developers are still in discussion with campus to finalize plans. The hotel will have approximately 200 bedrooms and stand at a maximum of 115 feet tall and the additional plans include accommodations allowing visitors to use parking spaces at a nearby parking facility owned by the campus.

Manali Petro to Invest $5 Mn in Singapore Arm 13 Aug, 2016
Manali Petrochemicals, a shell company set up by the bankrupt Southern Petrochemicals and Industries (Spic), has decided to invest $5 million in its wholly-owned subsidiary AMCHEM Speciality Chemicals, a Singapore-based, unlisted, limited exempt company. Tthe Board of Directors of the company has approved the same at its meeting held on 4th August, 2016.

World’s largest hotel to open in Mecca 13 Aug, 2016
The ‘Abraj Kudia’, new hotel is set to open in Mecca next year. The building will contain 10,000 rooms and span 1.4 million square metres. It will also contain 70 restaurants, a large shopping mall and a lavish ballroom. The construction of the hotel is set to amount to around £2.7 billion. The hotel’s construction is being funded by the Saudi Ministry of Finance and has been designed by the Dar al-Handasah group, an international project design consultancy.

Kitchener treatment plant upgrades ahead of schedule 13 Aug, 2016
The upgrades to the Kitchener wastewater treatment plant is ahead of schedule. Thw work has been split out over four contracts, with the first already being completed and the second and third underway. The first three contracts have a combined budget of about $185 million. The second contract is expected to be complete this year, and the final two by the end of 2017 and 2018 respectively.

PLN opens tender for four power projects 13 Aug, 2016
The Indonesian electricity company (PLN) has opened a tender for four power projects which are part of the 35 thousand MW program under an IPP scheme. The four projects of 800 MW in total are Bangka-1 Steam Power Plant with a capacity of 2X100 MW, Kalselteng-3 Steam Power Plant of 2X100 MW, Kaltim-3 Steam Power Plant of 1X200 MW, and Kaltim-6 Steam Power Plant of 1X200 MW. The pre-qualification document will be open from August 1 to 25, 2016. The selected contractors will be developing, financing, building and operating the power plants, under a scheme of Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) for 25 years, as per the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). In addition, the contractors will also be building transmission lines and facilities, which will be transferred to PLN as special facilities. The four power plants are expected to operate commercially by 2019.

New agri-food research centre in Palmerston North 12 Aug, 2016
A new agri-food research centre will be set up in Palmerston North. As part of AgResearch’s Future Footprint Programme, AgResearch and Massey University are investing $39 million in the Food Science Research Centre and the design for the new buildings is underway. The Food Science Research Centre will be housed alongside the Massey University Institute of Food Science and Technology, the Riddet Institute, and the Massey Food Pilot. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

Kogas to promote $1.5 bn LNG project in Mexico 12 Aug, 2016
The Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas) is expected to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and install gas pipe lines in Mexico that will be worth up to $1.5 billion in a package deal. Kogas has signed an MoU with the state government of Yucatan in southeastern Mexico to build a LNG terminal and gas pipe lines. The LNG terminal will be built in the port city of Progreso in Yucatan, and gas pipe lines will be installed between the terminal to cities such as Merida and Cancun to supply LNG gas.

ABP to invest in new Shropshire packing facility 12 Aug, 2016
The ABP Food Group plans to build a new retail meat packing facility at the site of its existing UK plant in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The proposed investment including a general ‘upgrading’ of existing facilities, is estimated to cost around GBP20m.

Teesport green power plant construction to begin 12 Aug, 2016
Work on a £650m green power plant on Teesside is due to begin. Site preparation works are set to begin within the next few weeks, with main construction works starting before the end of the year.

Netmagic Solutions To invest $12 to 14 Million for Setting Up Virtual Private Cloud 12 Aug, 2016
NetMagic, provider of managed hosting and cloud services is investing over $12 million in its virtual private cloud offering. The company is seeing greater traction from the manufacturing and the information technology sectors for the offering and it expects to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of over 75% over the next three years.

Total to invest US$2 billion in Qatar 12 Aug, 2016
Total intends to invest more than US$2 billion in Qatar. The company has won a 30 per cent stake to operate Qatar’s largest offshore oil field in an international tender. It will take over operations from existing field operator Maersk Oil in July 2017. The other 70 per cent of the concession will be owned by state firm Qatar Petroleum.

Japan to invest $2.4bn in Philippines railway 12 Aug, 2016
Japan is pouring a massive $2.4bn into a new railway in the Philippines aimed at easing Manila’s notorious gridlock. The 38-kilometre (24-mile) elevated commuter line will connect Manila to nearby Bulacan province to decongest the capital and help spur economic activity.

Heinzel Group to invest over Euro 100 million in Laakirchen paper mill in Austria 12 Aug, 2016
The Supervisory Boards of Laakirchen Papier AG and Heinzel Holding GmbH approved the extensive investments for the expansion of the Laakirchen paper mill in Austria involving total spending of over Euro 100 million. The investment programme consists of two elements. Firstly, the paper machine 10 is to be converted to produce lightweight containerboard using wastepaper as fibre base. Secondly and simultaneously, the production capacity of the paper machine 11 producing SC paper for magazines, catalogues and commercial print will be extended considerably.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2nd hotel to open in Lisbon on August 16 12 Aug, 2016
The second Pestana CR7 hotel is scheduled to open in Lisbon on 16th August, 2016. The new hotel will have 82 rooms including 23 CR Room, 50 CR Superior, 5 CR Superior Corner and 4 CR Superior Rooftop as well as a suite CR7.

Des Moines hospital plans $500M expansion 12 Aug, 2016
A Des Moines hospital plans to expand with the construction of an 11-story hospital tower, a parking garage and a parking lot. The Mercy Medical Center overhaul will cost as much as $500 million. The expansion will take shape over the next five to eight years and will consist of four primary projects. Along with the new tower and parking garages, the renovation will include a new power plant on the west side of the medical campus. The Plan and Zoning Commission is scheduled to discuss the project during its on 18th August, 2016 meeting.

New gas chemical complex to appear in Kazakhstan 12 Aug, 2016
Kazakh United Chemical Company will build integrated gas chemical complex in Atyrau region. The complex will process gas from Tengiz field and produce polyethylene, which is widely used in in construction, medicine, engineering, the packaging industry, household goods manufacture, etc. The project will cost $2.6 billion, Samruk- Kazyna plans to attract debt financing for its construction. Moreover it is planned to build gas turbine power plant with 310 MW capacity, technical gases complex and water processing facility next to the integrated gas chemical complex.

China’s Jumor E-Commerce opens up new platform for Zimbabwean Business 12 Aug, 2016
The Chinese company Jumore E-Commerce has opened up a new door for Zimbabwean businesses to come to Jumore, ZimTrade e-commerce platform and show off their products and services. The aim of the platform is to promote products and services and open up investment opportunities for Zim business’s. The ZimTrade, e-commerce platform is becoming quickly established with over ten countries including the US and UK already involved and a target goal of 60 by the end of 2016.

3 offshore fields in Ghana to produce first oil next week 12 Aug, 2016
Tweneboa, Enyema and Ntomme fields, known as TEN are expected to produce their first oil next week. The fields will start daily production at 23,000 barrels and the peak will be 80,000. The project valued at $4 billion is a joint partnership between Tullow Oil, Kosmos Oil, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, and PetroSA.

Kenya: Gov’t approves plan to create oil infrastructure 12 Aug, 2016
Kenya’s government has approved a plan to produce between 2,000 and 4,000 barrels a day of crude oil in an effort to exploit the country’s oil production potential. The infrastructure will be upgraded to allow trucks to ferry the oil to the country’s main port in Mombasa. The Cabinet also approved the development of a pipeline from the exploration fields in the country’s north to Lamu, where Kenya is constructing a second port, which in the future will be the main source of transportation for crude oil from Kenya. The pilot scheme has the potential to deliver up to 2,000 barrels per day in the second half of 2017.

APM to set up automotive seats JV in Vietnam 12 Aug, 2016
APM Automotive IndoChina, has signed a JV agreement with Tachi-S Co’s unit Tachi-S (Thailand) Co to carry out the business in the republic for the original equipment manufacturers. Tachi-S (Thailand) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tachi-S Co, a Japanese automotive seat system company that is a JV partner with one of APM’s subsidiaries in Malaysia. APM Automotive IndoChina will hold 49% in a new JV firm to be incorporated in Vietnam under the proposed name APM Tachi-S Seating Systems Vietnam Co, which will have an investment capital and charter capital of US$2.5mil.

Work on Hebburn Aldi store set to begin next year 12 Aug, 2016
Construction work for a new Aldi supermarket in Hebburn, South Tyneside is set to begin next year. Plans for the new store has been approved in December 2015. As of now, the preliminary site preparations are underway.

Ontario Invests $3.7 Million to Expand Farming in the North 12 Aug, 2016
Ontario is providing $3.7 million to help increase farm production in the Northeast as part of the government’s plan to build a more diverse economy in the North. Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the government will invest in four projects run by consortiums of farmers. The projects, involving 76 farmers in total, include clearing land to bring new farmland into production and installing tile drainage systems on new or existing farmland to remove excess water, leading to larger and healthier crops.

China’s Sun Art to invest 1 bln yuan in e-commerce development 11 Aug, 2016
Sun Art Retail Group plans to invest 1 billion yuan in e-commerce development over the next two years. Sun Art, which competes with China Resources and Wal-Mart Stores Inc on the mainland, posted a 2.7 percent decline in first-half profit as it faced intense competition from fast growing e-commerce platforms.

Zalando to invest €200 million in Poland-Puls Biznesu 11 Aug, 2016
Zalando will open a logistics center in Gryfino, Northwestern Poland at an investment of €200 million. The company will open the 130,000 sqm facility on 21.5 hectares of land it will buy in the Kostrzyn–Slubice Special Economic Zone.

Tenneco to open new facility in Spring Hill 11 Aug, 2016
Tenneco is opening a 117,000 square foot, new clean air manufacturing plant facility near the General Motor’s Spring Hill assembly plant. The plant is scheduled to begin production in late 2016.

Louisville Plate Glass Opens New Production Facility 11 Aug, 2016
Louisville Plate Glass, manufacturer of architectural window and building-panel glass, has opened a $5 million, 60,000-square-foot production facility at 4301 Chefs Way in Newburg, Kentucky. The facility adds glass-tempering line, a high-capacity automated cutting line, and water-jet fabrication, enabling production of heavy glass doors and fabricated shower enclosures

Scania dealer Haydock plans new facility near Warrington 11 Aug, 2016
Haydock Commercial Vehicles is constructing a new head office near Warrington. The dealership, which covers the Preston, Liverpool, Warrington, Chester and North Wales areas, has submitted plans for nine work bays at the facility on a 3.25-acre green field site at the Omega North business park. After building work finishes in late 2017 the company’s existing site in Haydock will relocate to the new premises.

Tadmax gets RM170mil banking facility 11 Aug, 2016
Tadmax Resources Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Wawasan Metro Bina Sdn Bhd, has received a banking facility worth RM170 million granted by United Overseas Bank (M) Bhd (UOB). The facility will be used to finance the proposed development of 1,512 units of condominium in Taman Metropolitan Kepong in Kuala Lumpyr.

Southeastern Electric Cooperative is introducing new solar facility 11 Aug, 2016
Southeastern Electric Cooperative (SEC) has broken ground on a two-acre, 250 KW photovoltaic solar facility on Highway 70 Eastadjacent to its headquarters. This state-of-the-art facility consists of approximately 950 photovoltaic panels measuring 30 x 60 inches and rated at 310 watts each, and will be capable of producing nearly 500,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The solar electricity will feed right into SEC’s distribution system; providing for an offset of certain costs that are associated with fossil fuel generation.

Magnolia seeks $15 million to expand sewer treatment plant 11 Aug, 2016
The City of Magnolia is looking to build a $15 million sewer treatment plant that will service 2 million gallons of water each day. The council has already approved the design of a state-of-the-art facility. The city may receive the permit for building a new plant in January 2017. Construction may begin next summer and will take about two and a half years if the city receives financing for the project.

PGE to spend $472m in coal power plant modernisation 11 Aug, 2016
PGE estimates it will have to spend up to $471.96m by 2020 to upgrade its coal-fired power stations. The company has to upgrade its power stations so that they meet the reduction requirements imposed by the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), effective by around 2021.

ADB loans US$128mn for water in Sri Lankan capital 11 Aug, 2016
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is giving Sri Lanka another loan of $128 million to fund safe water and waste water management in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo and suburbs. The ADB loan agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka signed on 11th August, 2016 is the third tranche loan for phase three of the Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program.

UC Berkeley to build 10-story hotel at University, Oxford 11 Aug, 2016
UC Berkeley is negotiating with a developer to construct a 200-room, 10-story hotel on the northwest corner of University Avenue and Oxford Street. The university issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project in 2015 and received seven responses. The university narrowed that down to a finalist, with whom it is negotiating. The developer will be expected to design, finance and build the hotel. The hotel is scheduled to get opened by 2019.

Port Washington State Bank to build seventh branch in Thiensville 11 Aug, 2016
Port Washington State Bank will build a branch in Thiensville. Construction on the 3,650-square-foot, full-service facility will begin in October 2016 & expected to open in May 2017.

Ethiopia to construct four integrated agro-industry parks 11 Aug, 2016
The construction of four integrated agro industry parks will be launched in Humera, Bure, Ziway (Batu) and Sidama zone as of next Ethiopia fiscal year. The feasibility study has been completed and investors being identified who will be engaged in the sector. Local investors will take part in the construction of the parks scheduled to commence as of next October. About 80 percent of the parks will be occupied by local investors, mostly by farmers and small enterprises. The remaining 20 percent will be given for foreign investors.

EC invests $209m in first Estonia-Finland natural gas pipeline project 11 Aug, 2016
The European Commission has allocated $209.7m for the construction of gas pipeline (144 km) between Finland and Estonia. Planned to be built jointly by Baltic Connector and Elering, the pipeline will link the Finnish gas grid to the Baltic States, and further to Poland. The project is scheduled to be commissioned by December 2019.

Siemens continues Egypt power project 11 Aug, 2016
The modules for the first Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) for the Siemens mega project in Egypt have been loaded at the Port of Ulsan, South Korea for their journey to the Beni Suef power plant. NEM, as part of Siemens, is delivering a total of 24 HRSGs for this mega project, which includes three 4.8 GW turnkey combined cycle power plants in Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital. In total, eight boilers will be installed in each plant. The overall NEM project scope for the three combined cycle power plants include engineering, manufacturing and delivery of 24 vertical triple-pressure reheat once-through HRSGs.

Vattenfall acquires Global Tech II wind project in Germany 11 Aug, 2016

Vattenfall has acquired the Global Tech II wind farm in the German North Sea from Strabag and Etanax. The project will feature about 79 turbines in an area of 47 square kilometres. The total capacity and the wind turbine models have not been finalised for the project, which could feature 5 MW turbines. These decisions will be taken once capacity contract through the tender process is obtained. It is estimated that the total capacity of the project could range between 395 MW and 553 MW. The first auction will be held in March 2017 and the second auction in March 2018

PNE Wind preps 400-MW project for German offshore wind tender 11 Aug, 2016
PNE Wind AG is getting ready to take part in next year’s offshore wind tender in Germany with the 400-MW Atlantis I project in the North Sea. New details on Atlantis I and its participation in the 2017 tender are not revealed.

Adidas to open shoe factory in Atlanta in 2017 11 Aug, 2016

Adidas will open a new factory near Atlanta in 2017. The company has already started work at a similar factory in the southern German town of Ansbach. The two factories are each expected to produce half a million shoes for running and other categories in the medium term.

Proposed Project to Expand Gulf of Mexico Port Capacity 11 Aug, 2016
A new deepwater port project planned for Louisiana aims to complement existing Gulf Coast infrastructure to service the oil and gas industry. The Port Cameron project will allow for faster deployment of supply vessels, support and emergency services for Exploration and Production (E&P) activities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. HBW is working with Port Cameron LLC to identify and secure customers for the new port. These customers include inventory management, rig support, transportation management and bonded warehouse and crew support.

Grand Island to add another second hospital 11 Aug, 2016
The Hall County Regional Planning Commission has approved a rezoning plan that will bring a second hospital in the City of Grand Island. The $120-million project will bring in a new, four-story hospital, that will have the capabilities to expand two more stories. In addition to a new hospital, the developers also plan to build a medical office building and a hotel with a conference center.

Metro Retail to invest P10 B to double network 10 Aug, 2016
Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. (MRSGI) is pouring in P10 billion to double the size of its network in the next five years. The plan is to increase the network to 800,000 square meters in terms of Gross Floor Area (GFA). The company has already secured about 40 percent of the target, which will open in the next two years. In the first half, MRSGI has added 30,000 sqm of GFA, bringing its store network to 49 covering 24 supermarkets, 13 hypermarkets and 12 department stores.

NetComm sets up US R&D facility 10 Aug, 2016
NetComm Wireless has ramped up its US market expansion with the establishment of its first Research and Development (R&D) facility in Sunrise, Florida. The new R&D will allow the company to meet the specific needs of US-based customers and partners, while strengthening the product design, development and testing capabilities.

Albany manufacturer to expand, create 35 new jobs 10 Aug, 2016
Centrotherm Eco Systems, maker of polypropylene flue gas venting systems is moving into a new, expanded manufacturing facility in Albany. The state will provide a grant of up to $100,000 to help fund the purchase of new equipment. In return, the company is to create 35 new jobs, retain 11 current jobs and invest $1 million or more into upgrades.

Finbar Group Ltd gets approval for Perth residential project 10 Aug, 2016
Finbar Group has received development approval for a residential project valued at $55 million at Springs Rivervale in Perth. The 10-storey ‘Arbor South’ project will comprise a mix of 132 one and two bedroom apartments with views to the Crown Perth and the new Perth Stadium. The Arbor South land has been purchased from LandCorp through a 50-50 joint venture entity whereby Finbar will share equally in the profits and receive a project management fee. The building will feature shared amenities including a 16 metre solar heated swimming pool, outdoor barbeque facilities, gym, sauna, residents lounge, games room and gardens.

298 power distribution stations set up in the second quarter 10 Aug, 2016
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) set up 298 new electricity distribution stations and removed around 9.33 km of overhead lines during the second quarter of this year. The Electricity Control Centre Management extended 296.75 km of underground cables with an estimated capacity of 287.4 to support the medium voltage network. The centre issued 1658 permits for maintenance works, station constructions and repairing damage and it also issued 1,557 permits for checking and choosing missions and electrical equipment for medium voltage network.

LeEco to invest $1.8 bn in electric car factory in China 10 Aug, 2016
Le Holdings Co (LeEco) will invest $1.8 billion to build an electric car plant in two phases in eastern China with eventual annual production capacity of 400,000 cars. The new production facility will be part of a larger project to build an ‘Eco Experience Park’ that will cost 20 billion yuan in total that will also include an entertainment park, facilities for internet-connected electric cars and offices.

Avino commences construction of new Tailings Storage Facility 10 Aug, 2016
Avino Silver & Gold Mines has commenced the construction of the new Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at its Avino property located in Durango, Mexico. The new TSF is being constructed by Desarrollos ROD, S.A. de C.V. and it will cover 21 hectares, will be able to store 7.5 million tons of wet tailings. The TSF will be built in 4 stages; the first 2 stages, which are expected to take approximately 6 months to complete, have an estimated cost of US$2.2 million and will provide enough capacity for 6 operating years. Stages 3 and 4, which can be built at any time in the future, will cost US$624,000 and will provide enough storage for an additional 8 years of operations.

Equate unit starts work on new facility in US 10 Aug, 2016
Equate Petrochemical Company’s wholly owned subsidiary MEGlobal has launched the work on a new Ethylene Glycol (EG) manufacturing facility in Freeport, Texas, US. The new facility, to be completed during 2019, will increase Equate’s Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) capacity by 750,000 metric tonnes annually and will enhance the company’s global presence to meet customer needs.

Fresh Del Monte to build mega avocado packing facility 10 Aug, 2016
Fresh Del Monte Produce is preparing to expand its business in Mexico by building the avocado packaging plant, which is set to be completed by 2017. The total sales of the company reached US$1.08 billion during the second trimester of 2016.

Sentara proposes $35 million expansion of Princess Anne Hospital 10 Aug, 2016
Sentara is applying for state approval of a $35 million expansion of its Princess Anne hospital. The expansion will add 14 medical and surgical beds to the hospital in a two-story addition. Sentara will like to open the additional beds in March 2018 if the application is approved by state health officials.

Frozen bakery products company to build facility in Pennsylvania 10 Aug, 2016
Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center will build a facility on a 22.83-acre site in the Lebanon Rails Business Park in Lebanon, Pennsylvania at an investment of $38.7 million. A 120,000-square-foot frozen, refrigerated warehouse with a production area comprises the first phase of construction, which shall be completed early in 2017. The second phase will add 180,000 square feet for bakery operations, including at least three production lines for baked foods and storage space.

Jannah Hotels and Resorts to expand in Ras Al Khaimah 10 Aug, 2016
Jannah ¬Hotels and Resorts expect to expand in Ras Al Khaimah this year. The company expects to manage 100 hotel apartments and 24 villas of three to five bedrooms called the Jannah Resort and Villas in December. The development is located in Rak Properties’ seafront Mina Al Arab project. In 2020, Jannah Hotels and Resorts also expects to open a mixed-use high-rise tower in Sharjah that will include retail space, offices, hotel apartments and a hotel and it will be owned by the Bin Rubayeh Group.

Gadsden Fehrer plant announces $12 million expansion, adding 150 jobs 10 Aug, 2016
Fehrer Automotive will expand its Gadsden plant next spring, producing a $12 million line which will add about 150 jobs. The expansion shall be completed by the second half of next year. The company manufactures seats for cars and it serves several automobile manufacturers, such as Volkswagen, CVG, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Chrysler and Tesla.

Apopka to spend $50 million to upgrade wastewater treatment plant 10 Aug, 2016
The City of Apopka is preparing to spend $50 million to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. The current wastewater treatment plant is capable of treating 4 1/2 million gallons of wastewater each day. The project is scheduled to get completed by March 2019.

McInnis Cement breaks ground on US cement terminal 10 Aug, 2016
McInnis Cement officially broke ground at the new cement company’s first US terminal in the Port of Providence. The overall cost of the project is expected to reach US$22m when completed by year-end. Construction will begin shortly on the existing ProvPort warehouse, which will be transformed into a world-class receiving and storing facility. The company will also build a modern rail and truck station for loading purposes.

Kobe Steel’s U.S. aluminium extrusion company breaks ground on new plant in Kentucky 10 Aug, 2016
Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel has broken ground on its production facility on 9th August, 2016 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. KPEX will manufacture and sell aluminium bumper beam material and car frame material for the automotive industry in the United States. Fabrication operations will begin in the second half of 2017 and the melting to extrusion processes will begin in the second half of 2018.

Wolfgang Candy to open plant in Loganville 10 Aug, 2016
Wolfgang Candy Co. plans to open a candy-making plant in Loganville by the end of the year. The company bought building earlier this week at 122 North Street. The purchase is part of a broader expansion by Wolfgang, which also includes modifying the plant in North York where it makes molds for candy bars and chocolate pieces.

Huge seafood plant planned for Weyerhaeuser property 10 Aug, 2016
Orca Bay Seafoods will build a 68-foot-tall food-processing plant on a portion of Weyerhaeuser’s former property in Federal Way. The company has applied for a permit for the project, which will total nearly 314,500 square feet and have parking for 310 cars and 35 truck trailers on the forested area of the campus.

Azizi announces Dh350m Al Furjan project 10 Aug, 2016
Azizi Developments announced on 10th August, 2016, a Dh350 million serviced apartment project in Al Furjan near Jebel Ali. ‘Roy Mediterranean’ will be service apartments consisting of 272 units. The completed G+7 furnished apartments with 224 studios, 47 one-bedroom units and P2 parking will span over 2.6 hectares.

REH commissions 4.5-MW Stortemelk small hydro project in South Africa 10 Aug, 2016
Renewable Energy Holdings has begun commercial operations of its US$14.3 million, 4.5 MW Stortemelk hydropower plant. Civil works of the plant are performed by Eigenbau, with Aurecon South Africa serving as contractor, and Andritz Hydro and Indar Electrical SL providing equipment. The project has been completed in 18 months.

State-Owned Builder PP to Invest Rp 60t in Power Plant Projects Until 2020 09 Aug, 2016
PP, better known as PTPP, plans to invest Rp 60 trillion in electricity power plant generation projects. The firm plans to develop power plants with a total capacity of up to 4,000 MW in the next four years. In a bid to realize its ambition, PTPP has set a target to invest in 1,200 MW power plants next year. The company is eyeing a tender project from company Pursahaan Listrik Negara for a gas-fired power plant.

Cadillac company to expand, add 125 jobs 09 Aug, 2016
Michigan Rubber Products, manufacturer of rubber auto components, will expand its Cadillac operations, making investments in new equipment and a new building that will connect its current buildings, generating a total capital investment of $4.3 million and create 125 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the project has been awarded a $600,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

KBL Mining Ltd completes milestone to expand gold mining at Pearse North 09 Aug, 2016
KBL Mining has submitted the Statement of Environmental Effects for the Pearse North gold deposit located within the Mineral Hill project in central west New South Wales. This document represents the final major work required to support regulatory approval for the commencement of mining at Pearse North. Approval for Pearse North development are expected to be received in late 2016.

Australia to invest AUD11m in energy, water management in Pakistan 09 Aug, 2016
The Australian government will continue assisting Pakistan over the next four years in dealing with water, food and energy security issues. Australia will invest AUD11 million in phase-II of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP), which is focused on improving energy and water management in the Indus Basin.

Statoil to Invest $414 Million in Norway, U.K. Utgard Field 09 Aug, 2016
Statoil ASA submitted a development plan for the Utgard natural-gas and condensate field on the maritime border between Norway and the U.K. in the North Sea with investments estimated at $414 million. Production, which will be processed through the Sleipner platform, is expected to start at the end of 2019.

Coca Cola to Invest £14m in Northumberland Plant Development 09 Aug, 2016
Coca Cola is set to invest £14 million into the development of its manufacturing site in Morpeth, Northumberland. Once redeveloped, the site will be able to send out four million cases of water each year from the facility. The fresh investment will also fund the production of a new sports cap format for the brand.

JSP to invest in additional capacity for ARPRO material 09 Aug, 2016
JSP, manufacturer of ARPRO, a lightweight, expanded polypropylene bead foam material, is set to increase capacity following strong growth. The additional 10.5 kt/a of capacity, which will be on-stream in 2018, will be located at its existing site in Cheb, in the Czech Republic, taking the ARPRO capacity in EMEA to 37.0 kt/a.

Olymel to invest C$80M in Yamachiche pork plant 09 Aug, 2016
Olymel LP plans to increase production at the company’s ATRAHAN hog slaughtering and processing plant in Yamachiche at a cost of C$80 million. The project includes redevelopment of the hog receiving area and expansion of the slaughtering section, cold rooms and the butchering room, storage areas, shipping and service areas as well as water treatment facilities. Niche products processed at the plant include chilled pork, Mugifuji pork and Nagano pork and featured Lucyporc brands as part of a partnership with Groupe Robitaille which has a 50 percent stake in Lucyporc. The plant expansion is expected to be complete within three years.

Gravity Renewables acquires 2.78-MW Wyre Wynd small hydro facility in Connecticut 09 Aug, 2016
Gravity Renewables has acquired then 2.78 MW Wyre Wynd small hydro facility on the Quinebaug River in Jewett City, Connecticut. Gravity Renewables is an owner, operator and developer of small hydroelectric power plants. The company has more than 30 MW of hydro operating and under development across the United States.

Agilent Technologies to Build New Facility in Colorado, Increasing Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Capacity 09 Aug, 2016
Agilent Technologies Inc. has acquired 20 acres in Weld County, Colorado, on which it plans to build a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The expansion will enable the company to more than double its commercial manufacturing capacity for nucleic acid active pharmaceutical ingredients.

SDK to expand VGCF(TM) production capacity for use in automotive LIBs 09 Aug, 2016
Showa Denko (SDK) has decided to expand production capacity for VGCF(TM): carbon nanofiber added to cathodes and anodes of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) to improve electrical conductivity. SDK will gradually increase its VGCF(TM) production capacity at Kawasaki Plant, Kanagawa Prefecture, from 200 TPA at present to 300 TPA by the end of 2017.

Polar Seafood opening Norway whitefish, crab plant 09 Aug, 2016
Polar Seafood will officially open its second seafood processing plant in Kjolleford, Northern Norway. The plant will initially produce 5,000 metric tons of fish per year and will expand to as much as 10,000t annually and it is also able to process crab. The plant will begin production in September 2016 and be fully operational by January 2017.

China Gezhouba Group signs deal to construct 35-MW Xelanong 2 hydropower project in Laos 09 Aug, 2016
The China Gezhouba Group Corp. has signed an agreement with the Laotian government to develop the US$72 million, ‘Xelanong 2′ 35 MW hydroelectric plant in Laos’ southern Salavan province under build-operate-transfer model. The construction of the facility is expected to take about 40 months.

China funding new multi-million dollar Dominica hospital 09 Aug, 2016
Dominica has launched the construction of an EC$40 million, National Hospital. The new hospital is being built on the same site at the present Princess Margaret Hospital, at goodwill, on the outskirts of the capital. The construction of the hospital by a Chinese firm, forms part of the four-pillar projects agreed to in an MoU between the two governments when they re-established diplomatic relations in 2004.

Codarus to expand in Las Vegas 09 Aug, 2016
Codarus is expanding and moving into an 11,000-sq.-ft. showroom at World Market Center, Las Vegas in time for the January 2017. The new showroom will be located on Floor 3 of Building C, anchoring the better goods and home décor floor. The Codarus showroom features furniture, lighting, bedding, rugs, art and accessories.

PJM Board Approves $636 Million Investment in Transmission Projects 09 Aug, 2016
The PJM Interconnection Board has authorized more than $636 million in electric transmission projects to strengthen the grid. It involves upgrades at existing substations, two new substations, two new transmission lines and improvements to existing lines. The expected in-service date is 2020. The project will be constructed principally by Transource Energy, LLC (an AEP affiliate), Baltimore Gas & Electric and Allegheny Power.

Algonquin Power brings 200 MW Minnesota wind project fully-online 09 Aug, 2016
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp’s US$330 million, 200 MW wind project in Southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota has reached full commercial operation. The site incorporates 100 Vestas V110-2.0 MW turbines that will generate clean power under a 20-year power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of U.S. utility Xcel Energy.

Damac to unveil new hotel apartments in JVC 09 Aug, 2016
Damac is set to launch its new 33-storey, Tower 108, a collection of serviced hotel apartments located in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). To be operated by Damac Maison de Ville, the hotel apartment units present a lucrative investment opportunity with potential for high returns.

Selbyville will get new $2 million water treatment facility 08 Aug, 2016
A new water treatment facility is in the works for Selbyville, United States. Emergency grants have been awarded to the town that will cover the cost of building the new facility.

Sh176 Billion to Expand Aga Khan Hospital 07 Aug, 2016
The Aga Khan Hospital in Tanzania is implementing an Sh176 billion expansion project. The hospital will increase the number of beds from 74 to 170 and has set aside Sh3 billion for training young health professionals abroad and it will acquire cutting edge medical equipment

Cotabato farmers get P41-m rubber processing plant 08 Aug, 2016
The government has established a P41-million, rubber processing plant in Banisilan, North Cotabato, raising hopes among rubber planters for processed rubber products and bigger market opportunities. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has funded the project.

Uzbek-Chinese joint venture launches cement plant in Karakalpakstan 08 Aug, 2016
The Uzbek-Chinese joint venture Titan-Cement has put into operation a large cement plant in Karakalpakstan region. The overall cost of the project exceeded $25 million. The new plant is looking to export its products to neighboring Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, while the majority of the output will remain in Uzbekistan to satisfy the internal market.

Stadtwerke Munchen, partners to build new wind farm in Norway 08 Aug, 2016
German’s Stadtwerke Munchen and Norwegian power companies Eidsiva Energi and Gudbrandsdal Energi have decided to invest 1.4 billion crowns in a new wind power park in Norway. Stadtwerke Munchen, fully owned by the City of Munich, has 60 percent in a joint venture that will own the park, while the two Norwegian companies will have 20 percent each. The wind power park is expected to start operations in 2018.

Turkey’s Aksa to build 120MW power plant in Madagascar 08 Aug, 2016
Aksa Energy plans to construct a 120 MW fuel-oil electricity generation plant in Madagascar, Africa. To realize the project, the company has partnered with a local energy firm operating in the country and located in Mauritius to form a new company. The newly-founded Aksaf Power will hold 58.35 percent of the shares of the new company while the other 41.65 percent will belong to the local partner; Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama). In accordance with the MoU, construction of the plant will start once both companies in the partnership receive advanced payment and have completed the prerequisite guarantees for the project. The construction is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2016 while the electricity selling process will start in 2017. Aksa Energy will provide the technical equipment for the project.

Hill wins $43m contract renewal on Doha Metro 08 Aug, 2016
Hill International has won a 30-month extension from Qatar Railways Company to oversee construction of the Doha Metro Green Line. Hill is leading project management of the Green Line in a joint venture with ASTAD Engineering Consultancy and Project Management Company. The joint venture will pocket $43.1m from the extended contract with Hill taking an 80% share of the total figure. The Green Line will include 11 stations over approximately 22km (14 miles) and is expected to accommodate 140,000 passenger trips per day by 2021.

Brenntag to invest GBP 50 million in UK over 5 years 08 Aug, 2016
Brenntag, the chemical distribution firm, will invest over GBP 50 million over the next five years in the UK operations. The focus will be on the life science sector, especially the food as well as the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors.

Iran, Azerbaijan to set up car manufacturing plant 08 Aug, 2016
Iranian and Azerbaijani officials recently broke ground for a joint venture car manufacturing project in Neftchala Industrial Region, Azerbaijan. The production capacity of the plant, jointly run by Iran Khodro and Euro Car of Azerbaijan Republic Company, is expected to be 10,000 sedan cars per year. An investment of $15 million will be made in the auto-manufacturing plant of which 25 per cent will be borne by Iran Khodro Company. The plant will be commissioned in 2018.

Serbia’s Sinterfuse to invest 2.5 mln euro in Uzice factory 08 Aug, 2016
Sinterfuse DOO, an automotive industry supplier plans to invest 2.5 million euro in a factory in the western city of Uzice. The company, which operates in the field of non-ferrous metals casting, has promised to create at least 100 jobs in the next three years and has agreed a state support of 315,000 euro.

Werk Property Group to invest EUR 30 million in an office project in Timisoara 08 Aug, 2016
Werk Property Group will invest EUR 30 million in Vox Technology Park development, an office project A class, with a surface for rent of 26,000 sq. mtrs, which will be delivered at the end of next year. Vox Technology Park will be formed of two building, with ten, respectively seven floors, following a BREEAM certificate. Currently, the project construction is in development on the ground floor. The foundation and the underground floor have already been finished.

Wisconsin molder breaks ground on advanced manufacturing facility 08 Aug, 2016
SussexIM has broken ground on its new, 158,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing facility. Operations at the new facility are expected to begin March 2017 and will serve as a close-by adjunct to the company’s Sussex headquarters, fully integrating custom injection molding, blowmolding, assembly, decoration and fulfillment operations.

Magnolia Advanced Materials expands into new facility 08 Aug, 2016
Magnolia Advanced Materials Inc. has completed move-in into its new, larger manufacturing facility, located on Northeast Expressway in Atlanta, Georgia. The new plant, 114,176 sq. ft on 11.27 acres, includes railroad access and 11 truck docks. Other amenities include: 7,700 sq. ft R&D lab, 1,440 sq. ft QC lab, 48,000 gallons of raw resin storage, two 1,400 sq. ft cooler/freezer rooms for products requiring temperature control, two 1,435 sq. ft hot rooms for managing resin viscosity, formulation and mixing rooms with dispensers, de-airing pumps and a reactor section, maintenance and welding shop, dust collection and control, state-of-the-art data center, 13,957 sq. ft of administration space.

ND Food Processing Facility Kicks Off $30 Mil. Expansion 08 Aug, 2016
AGT Foods, supplier of pulse crop food products, held a dedication ceremony for a $30 million expansion of its Minot, ND food processing plant on 5th August, 2016. The expansion will add 33,000 additional sq. ft to the facility and about 20 jobs.

Oman’s TMK GIPI completes facility expansion 08 Aug, 2016
TMK Gulf International Pipe Industry (TMK GIPI) is in the final stages of completing its mill expansion for the manufacturing of smaller size pipes used for oil and gas well delivery, which are currently sourced from overseas markets. The modernisation and expansion of the mill underscores TMK GIPI’s commitment to In-Country Value (ICV) development.

China Jo-Jo Drugstores (CJJD) to Expand Number of Retail Pharmacies to 100 08 Aug, 2016
China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. plans to expand the number of its retail pharmacies to 100 over the next twelve months. These additional retail pharmacies will be located in Hangzhou, and will be a mixture of new stores and rebranded ones.

CIP and BWSC invest £160m in UK biomass power plant 08 Aug, 2016
The Copenhagen Infrastructure II fund and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) have acquired 100% of a UK biomass-fired combined heat and power plant project. The companies have also taken the investment decision to construct the 27.8 MW project in Kent, with the total investment amounting to approximately £160 million. The power plant is expected to come online in summer 2018. The entire biomass required will be sourced under a long-term contract with Euroforest. The power plant will be constructed by BWSC, which is also the business partner of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on two other biomass plants in the UK. BWSC will furthermore be responsible for operation and maintenance of the plant under an O&M contract for up to 20 years.

NREA prepares tender for 20MW-capacity solar power plant in Hurghada 08 Aug, 2016
The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is preparing a tender to establish a 20 MW solar power plant in Hurghada. The project will be financed by a soft loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) worth $91m. The JICA completed the project’s feasibility study and disbursed a grant worth $1.5m that will set up equipment at the solar plant’s site to measure the solar radiation to ensure the feasibility of the project.

Singapore-BD joint venture signs contract for 414 MW plant in Sirajganj 08 Aug, 2016
A joint venture between North-West Power and Sembcrop finally signed a contract on 8th August, 2016 to set up a 414 MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant in Sirajganj by December 2018. The JV called ‘Sembcrop North-West Power Company’ will invest $412.5m to set up the project. Three international agencies, the World Bank’s private sector arm IFC, UK-govt owned CDC and CC will finance 75 percent of the project cost while the two companies’ equity will be 25 percent. In the equity, Sembcrop will have 71 percent while NWC holds 29 percent.

Canadian Solar Signs PPA for 63MWp Solar Power Project in Mexico 08 Aug, 2016
Canadian Solar Inc. has signed a PPA for the 63 MWp solar power plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico with the Federal Electricity Commission. This project has been awarded in April 2016 under the Mexico’s First Long Term Electricity Auction and it is expected to generate electricity by September 2018. All the electricity generated will be sold to the CFE under the PPA for a 15-year period and related Clean Energy Certificates for a 20-year period.

DP Energy receives approval for 375MW wind/solar hybrid power project in Australia 08 Aug, 2016

DP Energy has secured approval from the South Australian government for the development of A$680m, 375 MW Port Augusta wind/solar hybrid facility in the region. The wind/solar park will feature 59 wind turbines and almost 400 hectares of photovoltaic panels. The company plans to commence construction of the project at the end of the first quarter in 2017 and complete by the end of 2018.

Fathima Group to open $20m production facility 07 Aug, 2016
Fathima Group is investing nearly US$20m in a new food manufacturing facility at Dubai Investment Park (DIP). The facility will mainly be used for producing drinking water and processing spices, pulses, and catering services, and will span an area of 100,000 sq. ft. The group is also setting up its corporate office and logistics centre with a cold storage facility at Dubai Investment Park (DIP), covering an area of 500,000 sq. ft.

Xylem bags $13m wastewater plant contract in KSA 07 Aug, 2016
Xylem has signed a $13m contract to supply an integrated wastewater treatment system for water reuse in Saudi Arabia. The system will be developed as part of the Manfouha sewage treatment plant expansion in Riyadh. To be deployed in partnership with Al Muhaidib Contracting, Xylem’s ICEAS SBR technology will facilitate wastewater treatment at the plant, which will be reused for irrigation and agriculture in the region. The treatment plant expansion began in Q1 2016 and scheduled to be operational by Q2 2018.

Huge tender for oil pipelines next week 07 Aug, 2016
The government will award a tender next week, valued at more than Rs. 8.7 billion for the construction of four pipelines to carry oil from the Colombo harbour’s Dolphin Pier to Kolonnawa. Bidders from India, Malaysia, China and the United States have been shortlisted to construct the pipelines, each six-and-a-half kilometres long, to replace the 69-year-old oil pipelines in use. The Cabinet has given approval for the project and the tender will be awarded to the lowest bidder by the tender board on 12th August, 2016.

Royle to build new facility in Sun Prairie 07 Aug, 2016
Royle Printing will expand by constructing a 40,000 sq. ft., new warehouse and production facility in the Sun Prairie Business Park under the terms of an agreement approved on 2nd August, 2016. The estimated initial construction value will be $2.1 million along with $7.5 million in furniture, fixtures and equipment. The new facility is expected to be completed by next July.

IES to open office in Japan, Taiwan
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India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) on 5th August, 2016 will open offices in Japan and Taiwan. These two offices will further enhance business ecosystem for the electronics industry.

Central bank opens sixth branch in Mtwara 05 Aug, 2016
Bank of Tanzania (BoT) will launch its sixth branch in Mtwara region to enhance reliability and quality of financial services in the southern zone. The branch will be launched next month but it will start its full operations in October 2016.

Plastics company to expand facility 05 Aug, 2016
A U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese plastic company plans to spend $45 million to expand a facility in Northern Virginia. Toray Plastics’ expansion at its Front Royal facility in Warren County will create 30 new jobs. The company will receive an undisclosed amount of state funding through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

Neo Solar seeks to set up USD-47m downstream JV in Taiwan 05 Aug, 2016
Neo Solar Power Corp (NSP) plans to set up a USD 47m Joint Venture (JV) with parties interested in the local downstream solar segment. The photovoltaic cell and module maker will invest up to TWD 600 million in the new entity, the name of which has not yet been decided. This means that the company will hold up to a 40% stake in the JV, while the rest will be in the hands of its partners. The capital of the JV will be allocated for different solar power generation projects in Taiwan.

Australia’s AGL Energy sets up virtual solar power plant 05 Aug, 2016

AGL Energy on 5th August, 2016 launched a virtual power plant, a network that will link 1,000 households and businesses with rooftop solar and batteries which can be centrally controlled. The A$20 million project in South Australia involves installing solar power storage batteries which have software that allows power flows into the grid to be operated centrally, helping stabilise the grid at times of high demand.

XRMC unveils new 7.27 MW rooftop project in Xi’an 05 Aug, 2016
China’s Xi’an Road Construction Machinery Co., (XRMC) has announced the connection of a 7.27 MW rooftop solar PV plant to the grid in the city of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. XRMC is a subsidiary of the China Communication Construction Co., (CCCC) and the rooftop project marks the parent group’s first foray into PV power generation. The solar installation is also the first PV project to be directly connected to the 110 kV substation in Xi’an.

Selkirk, Gimli getting new water treatment plants 05 Aug, 2016
The provincial and federal governments have announced funding for two new sewage treatment plants north of Winnipeg. One project is a new and larger treatment plant for the City of Selkirk, which will be big enough to also serve St. Andrews and the Lower Fort Garry national historic site. The second plant will be in the Rural Municipality of Gimli. The infrastructure will cost a total of $53.2 million and will be cost-shared by the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Selkirk’s plant will cost an estimated $35.2 million and Gimli’s is expected to come in about $18 million, with each level of government picking up a third of the costs.

Camden wins $1.3M grant for wastewater plant 05 Aug, 2016
Camden County has been awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to help pay the cost of building a second wastewater treatment plant. The county had already received $200,000 from the Golden LEAF Foundation and budgeted $1.25 million in county funds to build the $2.75 million plant. The new plant will operate in conjunction with the existing plant, which is located in the South Mills Township off U.S. Highway 17 near Keeter Barn Road.

Bear Paw gets OK to construct natural gas pipeline 05 Aug, 2016
Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc. has received Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approval to construct a 62.5 km natural gas pipeline from Goldboro to the proposed Bear Head LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility near Point Tupper. Bear Paw will interconnect the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline mainline, offshore gas, and other supplies near Goldboro to the Bear Head LNG export facility. The Goldboro to Point Tupper pipeline will connect Bear Head LNG to the North American natural gas pipeline network. Construction of the pipeline will begin after financing of the Bear Head LNG project is complete.

Malaysias first geothermal plant set to start operations by June 2018 05 Aug, 2016
The Apas Kiri in the Sabah east coast district in Tawau, Malaysia is expected to be operational by June 2018. The project is set to have an installed capacity of 30 MW and will be feeding its electricity into the grid of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd. under a feed-in-tariff scheme. The plant is estimated to cost some RM600 million, total investment with an initial grant of $8 million from the federal government.

Aerospace company plans to open new facility in Atmore 05 Aug, 2016
Brown Precision Inc, an aerospace engineering company plans to invest $7 million to open a manufacturing facility in Atmore. The company expects to make an initial investment of approximately $7 million in the facility, with the possibility of expansions.

NFI Starting Last Facility Build For Packaging Company In Florence Industrial Park 05 Aug, 2016
NFI, a supply chain solutions provider, has broken ground on a Quality Packaging Specialists International ‘s (QPSI) new 377,440 square foot facility at NFI Park, Florence Crossings. QPSI, which previously operated from Moonachie, NJ, will establish its new corporate headquarters and packaging supply chain center of excellence at the site. QPSI provides packaging supply chain solutions in the pharmaceutical, health, beauty and consumer goods sectors. QPSI joins Subaru and three other tenants at the complex. The architect for the QPSI project is KSS Architects and the general contractor is Arco Design/Build NE. CBRE is the real estate broker for both sides of the transaction and Taylor, Weismann & Taylor are the civil engineers. The project is expected to be completed in April 2017.

Chinese Firm launches Construction of Ethiopia-Kenya Power Project 05 Aug, 2016
China Electric Power Equipment and Technology has commenced the construction of a major power transmission line project which will link grids of Ethiopia with Kenya. The firm has launched the construction of the $ 1.26 billion mega project this week. The 500 KV transmission line which originates in Ethiopia’s Wolayita Sodo will have power transferring capacity of 2,000 MW and runs about 1,045km, of which 445km stretches into Ethiopia’s territory.

Bunge to acquire two oilseed processing facilities from Cargill 05 Aug, 2016
Cargill and Bunge have entered an agreement under which Bunge will acquire from Cargill two oilseed processing plants and businesses in The Netherlands and France. In the Netherlands, the transaction includes Cargill’s soybean and rapeseed crush and soybean oil refining facility in the Port of Amsterdam as well as part of the bulk port terminal assets dedicated to supporting discharge and storage of raw materials for the crush plant. In France, Bunge will acquire Cargill’s soybean and rapeseed crush facility located in the Port of Brest. The aggregate annual processing capacity at the two locations is approximately two million tonnes. Employees associated with the business (120 in The Netherlands and 51 in France) will transfer to Bunge.

Natural gas pipeline approved for Vaughan 05 Aug, 2016
The National Energy Board has conditionally approved an 11.7-kilometre natural gas pipeline set to run through the city of Vaughan, Ontario. The TransCanada Corp. pipeline will be subject to 19 conditions, including Aboriginal monitoring of construction for potential archaeological finds and habitat protection of the western chorus frog. TransCanada has also made route changes to the pipeline to accommodate concerns of local landowners.

OSU Sticks With Plans To Build New Research Center In Tsunami Zone 05 Aug, 2016
Oregon State University is doubling down on efforts to build a new marine studies center in the tsunami zone. The university wants to build a new $50 million research center in Newport. It looked at three sites, two on high-ground and a third next to its existing buildings on sandy land just a few feet above high tide.

LGE Design Build Completes New Warehouse, Distribution Center in Goodyear 05 Aug, 2016
LGE Design Build has completed construction on a new 300,000-square-foot U.S. Western warehouse and distribution center in Goodyear. The facility is situated within Goodyear Gateway industrial park. The property has been fully leased to Michael Lewis Company (MLCo). Approximately 100,000 square feet of the 300,000-square-foot building is a refrigerated freezer. The company distributes food and catering supplies to major airlines.

Germany’s Leoni to build two new plants in Serbia worth 22 mln euro 05 Aug, 2016
Leoni, an auto wiring systems maker plans to invest at least 22 million euro in expanding its manufacturing operations in Serbia. The company plans to build two new facilities in the munucipalities of Prokuplje and Doljevac, where it already runs two plants. The new plants will produce cable systems for BMW, Jaguar and Land Rover.

HAMC to build new cancer care center 05 Aug, 2016
Heart of America Medical Center held a public, informational meeting on 28th July, 2016 about its plans for a new cancer care center. The plan is to build an infusion suite with two chairs and a new pharmacy compounding area with certified pharmacists to make chemotherapeutic medications. The center also plans to partner with oncology groups in the surrounding area to provide needed services. Plan for construction is scheduled to start in September, with a completion date in early 2017.

Boustead wins design-and-build contract for Marsiling production facility 04 Aug, 2016
Boustead Projects has been awarded a design-and-build contract by AIMS AMP Capital Industrial Reit for the development of an industrial property in Marsiling. Construction work for the five-storey production facility is expected to start soon and be completed by the second half of 2017.

Jackson’s water system facility implementation project to begin Thursday 04 Aug, 2016
The City of Jackson’s Water System Facility Plan Implementation Project has began on 4th August, 2016. The work is being performed by Robertson Inc., Bridge & Grading Division and Persons & Son, Inc., both out of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. This project is the first phase of $11.5M worth of work approved by Jackson voters last August to improve the city’s water system. Final completion is expected in early spring 2017.

Beximco plans to set up solar power plant in Gaibandha 04 Aug, 2016
Beximco Power Co along with a Xinjiang Sunoasis, a Chinese company is set to build a 200-MW solar power plant in Gaibandha. The government will buy solar power at Tk 12 per unit from the plant for 20 years. Both the companies will bear the costs, including for the land, setting up of sub-station and 35-kilometre transmission line. The plant will be set up by Japan’s Eiki Shoji Co and Sun Solar Power.

Eltel’s Power Transmission Business Wins a Contract with Statnett in Norway at a Value of Approximately EUR 50 Million 04 Aug, 2016
Eltel has won a new contract for building of a 420 kV transmission line for Statnett in Finnmark in Norway. The transmission line contract comprises works including prefabricated foundations, tower assembly, stringing and material supply for building the 90 kilometres 420 kV transmission line between Reisadalen and Skillemoen. The contract has a total value of approximately EUR 50 million and it will be executed in the time period 2016-2020.

TRC wins RM1.31b Pan Borneo Highway contract in Sarawak 04 Aug, 2016
TRC Synergy Bhd has bagged a RM1.31 billion contract for the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sarawak. The subcontract from Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd is for the development and upgrading of the stretch of highway between Batang Skrang and the Sungai Awik Bridge. Besides its subsidiary Trans Resources Corp Sdn Bhd (TRC), the Joint-Venture (JV) company comprises Endaya Construction Sdn Bhd and Pembinaan Kuantiti Sdn Bhd. TRC, together with the other joint-venture partners are in the process of incorporating a joint-venture company purposely to undertake the project. TRC will own 30% equity in the JV company.

Armenia to Set Company to Expand Iran Natural Gas Imports 04 Aug, 2016
The Armenian government has decided on 4th August, 2016 to set up a company ‘Energaimpeks’ to deal with the expansion of natural gas imports from Iran. According to a draft government decision, the new company’s share capital is worth 100,000 drams – 100 common shares, each with a face value of 1000 drams.

KBW Investments to set up new LED factory in Jordan 04 Aug, 2016
KBW Investments (KBW) will build a new LED factory in Jordan under an agreement signed recently. KBW signed two Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Build–Operate–Transfer (BOT) agreements with respective governmental authorities of Jordan to implement large-scale LED adoption countrywide and in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM). The factory is currently under construction and has an expected completion timeframe of three months.

Sappi Fine Paper to invest $25 million in Skowhegan wood yard 04 Aug, 2016
Sappi Fine Paper North America will invest $25 million over the next year on new equipment in the paper company’s wood yard on Route 201 in Skowhegan. Vendor bid requests will be going out over the next two weeks and work is expected to begin in October during the annual mill shutdown and continue for most of 2017, with a conclusion date of November 2017. The investment will allow the company to modernize its wood debarking, chipping and chip distribution systems in the wood yard on U.S. 201 in the south end of Skowhegan.

S&T Bank To Open New Banking Facility In Northeast Ohio This Fall 04 Aug, 2016
S&T Bank, a full-service financial institution with assets of $6.7 billion, and locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York, is preparing to celebrate the grand opening of its new facility, located at 491 North Cleveland Massillon Road in Akron, Ohio, in the fall of 2016. The new office will offer business banking, treasury management, as well as commercial, platinum, and limited consumer banking in addition to other services.

Peace Arch hospital foundation unveils plans for 200-bed care facility 04 Aug, 2016
Proponents of a proposed residential care facility near Peace Arch Hospital shared plans of the 200-bed facility with area residents last week. The facility will be built and owned by the foundation and operated by the Fraser Health Authority. Of its 200 beds, 112 will be for complex residential care, 72 for geriatric mental health and substance abuse patients, and 15 beds for a hospice residence. The care facility is being planned concurrently with a renovated and expanded emergency department. Both projects are expected to be complete in 2018/2019.

Vikings, Kraus-Anderson start construction of new training facility and headquarters near Minneapolis 04 Aug, 2016
The Minnesota Vikings began construction earlier this week on its new practice facility and team headquarters. Kraus-Anderson Construction Company is the construction manager of the practice facility and headquarters, while Crawford Architects is the architecture company that designed the facilities’ plans. The Vikings’ new campus in Eagan, Minnesota, is expected to get opened in March 2018.

Hadley Farms will construct a new manufacturing and freezer storage facilitys 04 Aug, 2016
Hadley Farms Inc., manufacturer of wholesale baked goods for the food service, fundraising, and retail markets, will construct a manufacturing and freezer storage facility at Wharf Road Industrial Park in Washington Township. The company has committed to investing $9,193,000 in the project, which will include the purchase of a 20-acre site and construction of a 105,000-square-foot facility. It has received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $250,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant.

GNT Group begins construction of new laboratory in Mierlo, Netherlands 04 Aug, 2016
GNT Group has begun construction of a new laboratory facility at its headquarters in Mierlo, the Netherlands. It is investing €3m in the construction of the new laboratory facility that will boost the company’s research and development capabilities to improve product quality. Construction work is expected to be completed by next year.

Serbia invites bids for 400 mln dinar (3.2 mln euro) water treatment plant overhaul 04 Aug, 2016
Serbia has launched a tender for the reconstruction of the Petar Antonijevic water treatment plant in the city of Uzice. The total value of the project is estimated at 400 million dinars. The deadline for submitting of applications has been set at 2nd September, 2016. It is expected that the contract with the selected bidder will be signed by 15th October, 2016. The reconstruction of the factory shall be completed by the end of 2017. The project will be funded through 360 million dinars allocated from the state budget, while the balance of 40 million dinars will be provided by Uzice local authoritie.

Joyce Farms announces expansion 04 Aug, 2016
Joyce Farms, producer of grass-fed beef and heritage poultry products, will expand its Clemmons facility by an additional 10,400 sq. ft. The five-month project will add warehouse space to the plant and a new hatchery to the current property. The upgrades are projected to be done by January 2017.

$4m investment in beetroot storage facility 04 Aug, 2016
Heinz Wattie is building a $4 million beetroot storage and grading facility in Hastings. The new facility is a part of more than $25 million of capital investment in 2016. The facility will be ready for the coming season and it is made up of a 7000 sq m concrete pad with a 3000 sq m canopy, to process the annual crop totalling 24,000 tonnes, half of which is used in exported products.

Rosatom to Construct Nuclear Research Center in Bolivia 04 Aug, 2016
Rosatom and the Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency signed their first commercial contracts for the construction of the Nuclear Research and Technology Center (NRTC). ASE Group, the engineering division of Rosatom and ABEN signed a contract for the preliminary site survey for the nuclear research center’s construction, whereas JSC Rusatom Service, which integrates Rosatom’ service offerings, signed a contract for the national nuclear infrastructure assessment as part of the NRTC construction project’s development.

Three oil companies agree to construct oil pipeline in Tanzania 04 Aug, 2016
Tanzania government says three oil firms operating in Uganda, London-listed Tullow Oil, France’s Total and China’s CNOOC have all agreed to participate in the construction of the pipeline. The building work is scheduled to start by June next year. The jointly developed pipeline will carry Ugandan crude oil to Tanzania’s Indian Ocean port of Tanga for export.

KP govt, Chinese company sign MoU worth $1.6b for circular railway project 04 Aug, 2016
The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) signed the Circular Railway Project worth $1.6 billion with China Communication and Construction Company. The project links Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda with future expansion to Swabi and a speedy service from Peshawar to Islamabad. An MoU has been signed between the Government of KP and the Chinese company regarding the inter districts circular railway project in the province. Under the MoU, each party will be responsible for its own parts and expenses for the performance of its responsibilities and obligations.

ESB International wins contracts in Middle East and Europe 04 Aug, 2016
ESB International (ESBI) is close to announcing more than €50 million worth of new contracts in the Middle East and Europe. ESBI has picked up nine new contracts in Ireland, Malta, Saudia Arabia, Oman and Bahrain. The largest award is a €17 million contract over four years with Saudi Electricity Company, which is building a new gas power plant in the north of the country. As part of the contract Saudi Electricity Company will send 20 of its senior staff to Dublin for an eight-week training course next month.

Kongsberg wins US$19 million contract for CMAL LNG ferries 04 Aug, 2016
Kongsberg Maritime has scooped a major engineering contract worth more than US$19 million for Caledonian Maritime Assets’ two new LNG ferries. The company has been awarded engineering, procurement, construction and installation contracts with the Glasgow-based shipbuilder and marine fabricator, Ferguson Marine Engineering for deliveries to the Scottish ferry operator’s two 100m newbuild ferries. Kongsberg Maritime, together with its wholly-owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) will execute the project.

Kalyan Jewellers set to enter Saudi Arabia 03 Aug, 2016
Kalyan Jewellers is gearing up to establish its presence in Saudi Arabia in the next six months. It plans to add 20 outlets this fiscal. Six of these have already become operational. While four new outlets are opened in India, two are opened in abroad, including one in Sharjah.

Infosys invests $4 mn in Israel’s Cloudy 03 Aug, 2016
Infosys invested $4 million to pick a minority stake in Israel’s cloud management and optimisation startup Cloudy, helping it access technology and skills to get it to customers transitioning from legacy infrastructure to the cloud. Infosys has so far invested in seven early-stage ventures including India’s ANSR Consulting and US-based startups such as Waterline Data, Trifacta, and CloudEndure.

Toray plans $ 100 mn investment to set up nylon fibres plant in Mexico 03 Aug, 2016
Toray Industries Inc will set up a 10,000 tonnes production facility for nylon fibres used in automobile airbags and airbag materials at its Mexican subsidiary Toray Advanced Textile Mexico (TAMX) with an investment of about $100 million. The facility is expected to start operation in March 2018.

LyondellBasell to set up high density polyethylene plant in US 03 Aug, 2016
LyondellBasell will set up a High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) plant having a capacity of 500,000 Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) on the US Gulf Coast. The plant will be the first commercial plant to employ LyondellBasell’s new proprietary Hyperzone PE technology. The project is expected to start commercial production in 2019.

Piramal to invest $25 million in US manufacturing site expansion 03 Aug, 2016
Piramal Pharma Solutions plans an $25 million expansion of its production facilities in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. The company’s plan focuses on expanding the site capabilities and capacity for commercial aseptic manufacturing. This will be done by increasing vial filling capability and lyophilisation capacity, as well as upgrades to the associated facilities and utilities.

PPG to Invest $20 Million to Upgrade Chester, South Carolina, Fiber Glass Plant 03 Aug, 2016
PPG is investing $20 million to upgrade its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Chester, South Carolina. The investment will cover repairs to the production furnace, the finished goods packing operation and much of the facility’s support infrastructure. The project is expected to be completed later this year.

Mullican Flooring to invest $15M to expand Johnson City operations, creating 200 new jobs 03 Aug, 2016
Mullican Flooring will invest $15 million to expand its Johnson City operations and create 200 new jobs during the next five years. The company will acquire a 126,000-square-foot warehouse at 129 Roweland Drive in Johnson City. The building will be used to store raw materials and finished products.

Midcom to invest USD 50 mln in retail expansion in Africa 03 Aug, 2016
Midcom Group plans to invest USD 50 million to create the largest mobile and electronics retail operations in Africa under its Mstore brand. The group will be expanding its retail operations from the current 300 Mstore outlets in seven countries across Africa to 1,300 outlets by 2018 and a total of over 2,000 outlets by 2020.

John Hancock Life invests in USD-21m DG solar portfolio in US 03 Aug, 2016
John Hancock Life Insurance Co has invested senior debt into a USD-21-million portfolio of 14 Distributed Generation (DG) solar projects in six US states. The portfolio in which the company has invested consists of both ground-mounted and rooftop solar arrays that power school districts, universities and large enterprises.

Avara Acquires Astellas U.S. Manufacturing Facility 03 Aug, 2016
Avara Pharmaceutical Services Inc’s subsidiary, Avara Norman Pharmaceutical Services Inc. has entered into an agreement under which Avara will acquire Astellas’s wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary Astellas Pharma Technologies (APT), Inc., located in Norman, Oklahoma. Under the terms of the agreement, APT employees will remain employed at the site, and the plant will continue to manufacture certain Astellas pharmaceutical products on a contract basis. Astellas will continue to source a stable supply of high-quality products from the facility under the oversight of Avara following the acquisition.

Polycon investing $15 million to expand in Indiana 03 Aug, 2016
Polycon Industries Inc. is investing millions in an expansion project that will nearly double the company’s space and employment. The firm, which blow molds both stock and custom high density polyethylene containers, is spending more than $15 million on the project that will add 150,000 square feet. Construction already is under way and production is expected to begin in February.

Oriental Weavers invests EGP 100m to expand production capacity in H2 of 2016 03 Aug, 2016
Oriental Weavers plans to inject EGP 100m in investments during the second half of 2016 to expand its production capacity. The company aims to add seven new looms after its merger with Rozatks Modern Spinning and Weaving Company, bringing the total capital expenditures to $14.5m and the production capacity to 4.2m sqm. The company plans to establish a new metal structure over an area of 33,000 sqm, which will include weaving, preparation, and storage phases. The first phase has been completed and two looms are added. Four more looms are planned to be added before the end of this year.

Coal power plant project to be completed by December 2017 03 Aug, 2016
The Sahiwal Coal Power Plant in Pakistan has been completed on extra pace. The plant will produce 1320 Megawatts of electricity and will be completed in assistance with Chinese companies.

First-ever Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant for SL finalised 03 Aug, 2016
Sri Lanka may see the first Liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant which will be finalised in the next few months as a public-private partnership.

$360 Million Upgrades Coming to Sewage Treatment Plants After 2011 Fire 03 Aug, 2016
A sewage treatment plant badly damaged in a massive 2011 fire is among those benefiting from $360 million in renovations. The money will upgrade the equipment at the North River and Bowery Bay wastewater treatment plants and several pumping stations by 2022. The plan includes upgrading pumps to run on electricity and install cleaner engines which run on natural gas.

Hawaii Gas wins biogas contract from City and County of Honolulu 03 Aug, 2016
Hawaii Gas has won a contract to capture and process biogas from the City and County of Honolulu’s Honouliuli wastewater treatment plant. Currently, the Honouliuli wastewater treatment plant produces the equivalent of 800,000 therms of biogas annually. The gas is flared (or burned). By selling the biogas, the City and County of Honolulu will generate revenue.

Korail wins Manila MRT-7 consultancy contract 03 Aug, 2016
Korea’s national train operator Korail has been awarded a contract on 1st August, 2016 to provide consultancy services for the design of Manila metro Line MRT-7 in cooperation with San Miguel Holdings subsidiary Universal LRT, which is implementing the project. The 22.8 km 14-station line from Quezon City to Bulacan is scheduled to open in April 2020. Korail will provide support on system configuration for operations and maintenance.

LSIS wins $9.1 million deal to build an electric substation in Ecuador 03 Aug, 2016
LS Industrial Systems Co. (LSIS) has won a $9.1 million order to build a 230 kilovolt substation in Portoviejo, a western costal city in Ecuador. The company has signed the deal at the headquarters of Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (Celec EP) in Quito. The substation project is based on investment by Inter-American Development Bank. Under the contract, LSIS will be in charge of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction management (EPC) and will aim to complete the project by November 2017.

Rio Tinto to invest $338 million in Silvergrass iron ore mine 02 Aug, 2016
Rio Tinto Plc will invest $338 million to complete the development of its Silvergrass iron ore mine in Western Australia. The mine will add about 10 million tonnes of capacity. The Silvergrass mine is part of Rio Tinto’s Pilbara operations, which make up the vast majority of the miner’s iron ore production.

Sugar mills to build 53MW bagasse-fired power plants 02 Aug, 2016
Mehran Sugar Mills (MSML) and Faran Sugar Mill (FSML) are developing 26.5 MW separately at a cost of Rs. 750 million and Rs. 650 million. Subject to shareholders’ nod, the project will be 100 percent owned by Mehran Sugar. The millers have set December 2018 as a deadline for operationality of the proposed power plant.

PCPC gets go-ahead for Iloilo coal-fired plant 02 Aug, 2016
Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) has obtained a provisional Certificate of Compliance (CoC) from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), giving the company the authority to operate its 135-MW coal-fired power plant in Iloilo. PCPC owns a 2X135 MW circulating fluidized bed combustion coal-fired power plant. The construction of the power plant is already 99.5% completed as of end of July 2016. The power plant will be supplying electricity to the Visayas grid under a power supply agreement with distribution utilities in Negros, Cebu, Leyte and Panay as approved by the ERC.

Geary’s Bakery to build new factory creating 50 jobs 02 Aug, 2016
Geary’s Bakery has secured planning consent from Blaby District Council for a 60,000 sq. ft. bakery at Optimus Point, in Glenfield. The firm is investing £13 million into the site, which it expects to complete by around June 2017.

Cirrus Networks Holdings Ltd wins $1.5 million contract 02 Aug, 2016
Cirrus Networks Holdings has secured an enterprise data storage and associated services contract with a major local bank totalling in excess of $1.5 million. The company has reinforced the strength of its enterprise focused strategy by signing up with the blue chip financial services customer. As part of the contract, Cirrus will provide a range of enterprise storage technologies together with project management, design and implementation services to assist a data centre relocation.

Nestle to invest P2 billion in new plant for MILO 02 Aug, 2016
Nestle plans to invest P2 billion in a new manufacturing facility in the Philippines which will focus on producing proto-malt, the key ingredient for Nestle Philippines’ popular MILO drink. The new state-of-the-art plant will take up 29 hectares in Nestle’s existing Lipa factory in Batangas. Construction began in December 2015 with the firm projecting production to start in November 2017.

Sandpiper Pipeline Project, Minnesota, United States of America 02 Aug, 2016
Sandpiper Pipeline project is a 616-mile pipeline being built by North Dakota Pipeline Company, a joint venture between Enbridge Energy Partners and Williston Basin Pipeline, in Minnesota, US. The project will be a long-term and reliable link for the transportation of crude oil to Enbridge’s terminals, the US and eastern Canada. It will expand the capacity of the existing Line 81 from North Dakota to Clearbrook and extend additional Line 81 volumes to Superior, Wisconsin. The pipeline is expected to be completed and be in service by 2019.

Italy to invest $450m in biofuel project in Iran 02 Aug, 2016
The Italian private sector will invest $450 million in the establishment of a bioethanol fuel production plant in the Amirabad Special Economic Zone (ASEZ), north of Iran. An agreement has already been signed with the foreign investor and it will be finalized into a contract in the near future. As per the agreement, biofuel will be produced from inedible wheat.

Egypt to invest $180m in new housing complex 02 Aug, 2016
Egypt intends to invite investors for a project to construct a housing complex at a cost of around $180 million. The project will be built in the Southwestern New Valley governorate on a BOT (build-operate-transfer) basis. The project includes buildings, a medical centre, schools, a cinema, a public library, a culture centre and other facilities and it will be presented to investors in mid-2017.

AccorHotels’ £28m investment in the UK 02 Aug, 2016
AccorHotels is undergoing a refurbishment programme having invested £28 million in the UK in 2015. The work has seen a new room design rolled out in more than 1,000 ibis rooms as well as the introduction of new beds to 13 of the properties. A further 24 ibis public areas are also renovated. AccorHotels also used the programme to invest in a new Novotel bed across the UK and renovate Mercure London Bridge alongside the introduction of a Marco Pierre White franchise to the property.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals opens new €50 million facility near Athlone 02 Aug, 2016
Jazz Pharmaceuticals has opened a new €50 million manufacturing and development facility in Co. Roscommon which will employ up to 50 people within the next three years. The site has full regulatory approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration as well as the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority.

Lockheed Martin to set up R&D facility in Melbourne 02 Aug, 2016
Lockheed Martin plans to set up a Research and Development (R&D) facility in Melbourne, Australia. The company will invest an initial AUD13 million over three years into the facility, which will be known as the Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaR Lab). The facility is scheduled to commence operations in early 2017.

Maine Beer Co. plans to expand in Freeport 02 Aug, 2016
Maine Beer Co. is planning an expansion that will include added production space, a larger tasting room, an outdoor patio, and more parking. The owners of the brewery has submitted a conceptual plan to the Freeport Planning Department on 27th July, 2016 to add 20,300 square feet to the existing 6,000-square-foot facility. The proposal is going before the Project Review Board 10th August, 2016 for site plan review.

Alex Products to expand 02 Aug, 2016
Alex Products is planning an $2.15 million expansion at its three plants located at Paulding, Ridgeville Corners and Bryan in northwest Ohio. The company manufactures automotive seat frames, tooling and automation equipment.

Samsung C&T wins $240 mil. order from Hong Kong 02 Aug, 2016
Samsung Construction & Trade (C&T) has won a $240 million project to improve the ground, prior to building a runaway, at Hong Kong International Airport. The construction unit of Samsung Group in a consortium with Build King, a Hong Kong contractor, won the $340 million civil engineering contract. Samsung C&T holds a 70 percent stake in the joint venture, meaning it will earn $240 million for the job. Under the project, which is the first stage of developing the three runaway system at the airport, the builder will be responsible for firming up and stabilizing soft ground located about 7 meters below the sea, using a deep cement mixing method before land reclamation for the third runway takes place. Construction will begin this month and is scheduled to be completed in March 2018.

Qatar Cement and Samba ink $100m cement plant deal 02 Aug, 2016
A financing deal has been signed between Qatar National Cement Company (QNCC) and Saudi’s Samba Financial Group (Samba), for $100m. With a two-year grace period, the financing will go towards the construction of the company’s fifth cement plant. With total clinker production capacity expected to reach 17,000 tpd and the grinding capacity touching 20,000 tpd of cement, the fifth production line is expected to become operational within the next 27 months.

Tullett Prebon to build new tech hub in Belfast 02 Aug, 2016
Tullett Prebon is to open a new global technology hub in Belfast. The new facility, which will focus on development and technical support for Tullett’s global business, is backed by Invest Northern Ireland, which is providing support and assistance to attract and develop employees. It is expected to be fully operational during 2019.

Imax and Wanda Sign Deal to Build 150 New Screens in China 02 Aug, 2016
Imax China and Wanda Cinema Line on 2nd August, 2016 unveiled an agreement to build 150 new Imax theaters in China. The theaters will be built throughout China over six years, starting in 2017, with 110 of the screens expected to be installed by 2020.

Awbud to build new warehouse 02 Aug, 2016
Awbud is to build a warehouse for Konsortium Stali (Steel Consortium) in Zawiercie. Awbud, which is a construction group quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, has signed a contract concerning the construction of a warehouse in Zawiercie for Konsorcjum Stali, a distributor and steel processing company in Poland. The company is to carry out the project using the design-build system. The group will be responsible for the design and the implementation of all the construction work. The contract is worth more than PLN 8.5 mln.

Publicly traded retailer to construct 330,000-square-foot building 02 Aug, 2016
PriceSmart has signed a deal for a 330,000-square-foot distribution center to be built at Flagler Station in Medley. The new building will have 120 loading positions and parking for 104 trailers and it shall be completed in the second quarter of 2017.

Vestas nabs 120MW in Morocco 02 Aug, 2016
Vestas has confirmed an order to supply turbines to the 120 MW Khalladi wind farm in northern Morocco. The company will install 40 V90-3MW units at the project near Tangiers developed by Acwa Power. Turbines will be delivered in the second quarter of next year and will start operating in the fourth. The contract also comprises a 20-year active output management service agreement.

Water firm to build P165-M sewerage treatment plant 02 Aug, 2016
The City Government and the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) has signed an Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the construction of a P165 million sewerage treatment plant. The MOA, which has been signed on 1st August, 2016 is a revised document that calls for the use of the city’s 2,196 square meters property at Sitio Magay in the village of Zone III for the construction of the sewerage project by the water firm.

Hevel begins construction on a 15 MW PV plant in Russia 02 Aug, 2016
Hevel LLC, has begun construction on a 15 MW solar PV plant in Saratov Region, Russia. The full investment required for the project is expected to be RUB 1.5 billion, with the construction expected to be finished in 15 months.

Solar Frontier completes 30 MW solar plant at Nagasaki Airport 02 Aug, 2016
Solar Frontier has completed a 30 MW solar PV park at Nagasaki Airport, Nagasaki Prefecture on 34 hectares of land. Funding for the plant’s development came via a consortium of local banks from the Kiyushu region, with Mizuho Bank taking the lead. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is in place with Kyushu Electric Power Company for the electricity produced onsite.

Mitsui Chemicals boosting capacity for thermoplastic olefinic elastomer 01 Aug, 2016
Mitsui Chemicals is expanding demand for Milastomer, a Vulcanized Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPV) known for its low density, softness, and excellent processability. Construction work for 5000 tonnes/yr if additional capacity will commence in February 2017 at wholly owned subsidiary Sun Alloys Co., and conclude in June 2017, with commercial operation start-up slated for October 2017.

AMATA VN to invest $200m in Vietnam’s industrial park 01 Aug, 2016
Amata VN Pcl has set aside $200 million to develop its second project, Amata City Long Thanh near Ho Chi Minh City on around 3,200 acres of land, during 2016-18. Of the total land, 40 per cent will be an industrial estate and 60 per cent will be accommodations and other commercial buildings.

Minor plans major expansion 01 Aug, 2016
Minor Food group plans to invest Bt900 million to add 150 stores to its BreadTalk bakery chain within five years. The company will open about 30 BreadTalk outlets every year over the period. The expansion will use two models, company-owned and franchised in a ratio of 60:40.

Biomedical manufacturer plans new south Fargo facility 01 Aug, 2016
Aldevron, a biomedical manufacturing firm, plans to construct an $8 million production facility in at 4044 40th Ave. S., South Fargo. The new, state-of-the-art facility will be a plasmid DNA and protein production facility and it will be 45,000 square feet. Construction on the new facility will be completed by 1st October, 2017.

21 MW DC Solar Facility Coming to NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach 01 Aug, 2016
Entering into a 37-year agreement with Dominion Virginia Power, the Department of the Navy (DoN) recently announced plans for a 21 MW direct current, or DC, solar facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The new solar facility is scheduled to be operational by late 2017. Dominion Virginia Power will own, operate, and maintain the facility. NAS Oceana will receive in-kind consideration in the form of upgrades to the electrical infrastructure in exchange for Dominion’s use of DoN land.

Dana Building New Axle Manufacturing Facility In Ohio 01 Aug, 2016
Dana Holding Corporation will open a new high-tech axle manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio. The firm is expanding a recently constructed 100,000-square-foot facility on the property to nearly 300,000 square feet. Beginning in late 2017, the firm plans to assemble enhanced versions of its industry recognized Dana 30™ and Dana 44™ axles, which will deliver increased power density and performance in a smaller package.

Egypt plans $7B power plant projects 01 Aug, 2016
Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity has finalized negotiations for three projects costing $7B USD. The projects include Dairut’s 2,250 MW capacity combined-cycle power plant to be carried out by Acwa Power, Al-Nowais’s 2,640 MW capacity coal power plant in the Oyoun Mousa area, and Gulf of Suez’s 250 MW capacity wind plant to be carried out by the Toyota alliance. The Ministry is planning to finalize the contracts for the three projects.

Utico to build new desalination plant in RAK 01 Aug, 2016
Utico will be investing $195.8 million to build a 24 million gallons per day water desalination plant in Ras Al Khaimah. The first half of the plant will be ready by August next year and the full plant by October 2018. The project is being taken up in joint cooperation with Spanish company Grupo Cobra. The project is being funded by three banks through the company’s finance arm called United Ventures and Investments based at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The banks that are funding the project include Emirates NBD, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Commercial Bank of Dubai.

Russia, China may sign deal on thermal power plant construction 01 Aug, 2016
Russia and China are examining an option of signing an interdepartmental agreement on Erkovetskaya coal-fired Thermal Power Plant (TPP) construction project. The parties will provide assistance to the State Grid Corporation of China (SGC) and Inter RAO in developing cooperation on the comprehensive construction project of Erkovetskaya coal-fired thermal power plant and agreed to consider measures of government support and the opportunity of signing the interdepartmental agreement.

Georgia Power Can Spend $99 Million To Develop New Nuclear Plant 01 Aug, 2016
Georgia Power has been granted permission from the state’s pubic service commission to spend as much as $99 million on preliminary site work and licensing for a nuclear power plant in the southwest corner of the state. The vote to approve the spending, which Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power can retrieve from ratepayers, was 4-1. The spending has been approved for a 7,000-acre site in rural Stewart County on the Chattahoochee River.

FRV gets US$39.2 million from EBRD for 50MW solar plant in Jordan 01 Aug, 2016
The European Bank has approved a US$39.2 million loan to solar energy developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) to construct a 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Jordan. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) funding will go to a newly incorporated company in Jordan, established for the project, and owned by Middle Eastern engineering conglomerate, the Abdul Latif Jameel Group, parent of Spain-based FRV.

Moon Ridge Foods Opens Pleasant Hope, Missouri, Processing Facility 01 Aug, 2016
Moon Ridge Foods has opened its processing facility in Pleasant Hope, Missouri. The company invested and installed next generation equipment and technology into its 110,000 square-foot facility, which will process about 600,000 hogs annually once up and running. Production will begin ramping up in late August. The project’s primary funding has been provided by the founding owners and the local Bank of Sullivan. Additional funding included Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing through Show-Me PACE.

BMR set to agree larger facility for Kabwe plant 01 Aug, 2016
BMR Group expects to agree a $3.5m loan facility alongside a sale-and-purchase deal with a private South African firm later this week. The facility, which at the end of June was only expected to be $2m, is to enable construction of a processing plant at Kabwe in central Zambia and is being agreed alongside a sale and purchase agreement covering agricultural grade Zinc Sulphate Heptahydrate (ZSH) and lead sponge with the South African mining, energy and agri-business group. The plant is on schedule to be commissioned and begin production in early 2017.

Fluor Awarded Bauxite Expansion Project in Guinea 01 Aug, 2016
Fluor Corporation announced on 1st August, 2016 that Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) awarded Fluor an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the Bauxite Production Expansion Project in Kamsar, Guinea. The project will expand bauxite production from 14.5 million to 18.5 million tons per year and is the company’s first of a planned three-phase expansion. The scope includes expansion of the mine infrastructure, rail system, port facility and processing plant infrastructure and utilities. The expansion is expected to complete in 2018.

Russia-China. Construction of unique industrial park in Tatarstan 01 Aug, 2016
Russia-Chinese project on grain processing is expected to be launched in Tatarstan with investments of RUR 15 bln. An industrial park ‘Saosyan-Volga’ is going to be constructed at the area of 100 hectares with annual processing capacity of 300 KMT. 200 types of food products (including unique ones-grain protein as a substitute to soybean protein) will be produced. The plant will be launched in 2018 and will by work at full capacity in 2020.

GIB invests £80m in new CHP plant in Kent, England 01 Aug, 2016
UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £80m to build a new £340m, 43 MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy plant from waste facility near Sittingbourne in Kent, England. The facility is expected to be operational in 2019. Once complete, the plant will serve as the first large-scale energy producer from waste facility supported by the Contract for Difference (CfD) mechanism.

Eight-Building, 72-Unit Condominium Project Approved At 700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle 01 Aug, 2016
Zinrock Resources LP has recently received approval from the Planning Board of New Rochelle to construct nine eight-unit residential buildings, plus a clubhouse and gatehouse, at 700 Davenport Avenue, located on the southern tip of the city’s Davenport Neck section. The buildings can be as high as 60 feet (plus five feet if in a flood zone), the equivalent five stories. The site is currently home to the roughly 500-member beach club Beckwith Pointe, which the developer is expected to begin demolishing next year.

Broadwind Energy to expand Abilene facility by 30 percent 31 Jul, 2016
Abilene’s Broadwind Energy manufacturing facility will increase its capacity by 30 percent. The company’s board of directors has approved the $4 million expansion of its Abilene wind energy tower facility which will increase the tower production capacity in this plant to approximately 200 towers annually. The project is expected to be complete in mid-2017.

POSCO Daewoo secures power plant deal in Myanmar 31 Jul, 2016
POSCO Daewoo has been selected as preferred bidder for a natural gas-fired power plant in Myanmar. The company plans to sign a power purchase agreement with Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise before the year’s end to construct a 70 MW gas-fired power plant in Shwetaung. Under the deal, POSCO Daewoo is expected to operate the plant for 20 years, supplying electricity to businesses and households in nearby areas. The facility is scheduled to be completed by 2019. The company plans to select a builder and other project partners early next year after signing the contract.

City of Bismarck makes upgrades to water treatment plant 31 Jul, 2016
The city of Bismarck has spent more than $12 million to upgrade its water treatment plant to keep up with the growing population. The new technology will help the Bismarck Water Treatment Plant process more water from the Missouri River.

Oriental Consultants Global to construct flyover bridge in Tanzania 31 Jul, 2016
Oriental Consultants Global have confirmed that the Tazara flyover, situated at the Nelson Mandela Expressway and Nyerere Road within Dar es Salaam in Tanzania will commence in October 2016. The flyover is being funded through the Japan International Cooperation Agency at a total cost of $45 million.

Renault-Nissan Alliance to invest $800 million in Argentina 30 Jul, 2016
The Renault-Nissan Alliance will invest $800 million in Argentina. About $600 million from the investment will go toward launching a first line of fabrication for some 70,000 pickups, including Nissan’s NP300 Frontier and Renault’s Alaskan. The car-making alliance will also invest $100 million in the production of Renault’s Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan models. The remaining $100 million will go to the production of a new model.

Lucky Cement to set up new 1.25m-ton plant in Karachi 30 Jul, 2016
Lucky Cement intends to expand its current capacity in the south by installing a plant of 1.25 MTPA at the existing plant site in Karachi. According to a company notice sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the expansion will be made with an investment of $30 million. This will be in addition to the earlier announced capacity expansion of 2.3 MTPA expected to be commissioned by fiscal year 2019 in Punjab.

Dubai’s DP World inks deal to expand Canadian port terminal 30 Jul, 2016
DP World has signed a long-term lease agreement for the expansion and operation of Canada’s Rodney Container Terminal. The company will start running existing operations on 1st January, 2017 and work in partnership with the port authority of Saint John, New Brunswick, on a planned expansion programme expected to be completed in 2021, with the lease continuing for 30 years after.

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opens Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center 30 Jul, 2016
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has opened the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, a 222-room hotel located in Georgetown, Texas. The hotel offers ample meeting space with sophisticated design, appealing dining options and convenient access to the city’s most charming attractions.

Saudi Arabia’s power construction projects pipeline worth $275bn 30 Jul, 2016
Saudi Arabia is driving the power generation construction projects pipeline in the Middle East and Africa. The total value of the projects pipeline in the region stands at $876.6 billion, with Saudi Arabia and South Africa accounting for the largest shares, with project pipelines valued at $275.5 billion and $167.4 billion, respectively. Based on the projects tracked by the Construction Intelligence Centre (CIC), the nuclear sector has the highest value pipeline, at $367.5 billion, with Saudi Arabia taking $211 billion of this value.

Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP), California, United States of America 30 Jul, 2016
The Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) is nine mile-long rail extension currently under development by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) in California, US. The project is currently in the final design phase. Vehicle procurement for the passenger rail services will be completed between 2016 and 2020. Construction on the project is expected to begin in early-2017. The project will encompass construction of new track, replacement and retrofit of existing bridges, use of existing train layover and maintenance facility, and safety improvements at 22 at-grade crossings and five public at-grade crossings closures.

Tenders are invited for regional sewage plant 30 Jul, 2016
Irish Water has invited tenders for the engineering design services on the Greater Dublin Drainage Project which aims to construct a large regional wastewater treatment plant at Clonshaugh. Tenders for the contract(s) which will include engineering construction consultancy services, engineering services, engineering design services and consultative engineering and construction services has been issued last week by Irish Water. The project is divided into two ‘lots’ for tender purposes, with the first lot for the giant regional sewage plant itself and its associated pumping stations. The second lot is for the marine outfall from the plant, controversially leaving the shore at Portmarnock and orbital sewers associated with the plant. Irish Water expects bidders for the tenders to respond by 23rd August, 2016.

Air Liquide Commissions Underground Helium-Storage Facility In Germany 29 Jul, 2016
Air Liquide has commissioned a large helium storage facility in Gronau-Epe in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. Pure helium is stored at 1,300 meters underground in significant volume, in a salt reservoir managed by Air Liquide, using natural brine to adjust the storage volume.

Controversial Proposed Propane Storage Facility Considered Again in North Branford 29 Jul, 2016
The propane storage facility proposal for North Branford from Guilford-based J.J. Sullivan Fuel Co. will be considered again. The company is looking to install a 60,000-gallon tank on property it owns on Ciro Road, and the plan will be the focus of a adjudication hearing on 8th September, 2016 in the North Branford Auditorium.

Enbridge adding 60,000-80,000 bpd of Mainline pipeline capacity 29 Jul, 2016
Enbridge’s new project to optimize crude slates will add about 60,000-80,000 bpd of pipeline capacity in Western Canada, expected in September. Also, the company will make sanctioning decision on first part of Eolien Maritime France SAS offshore wind farm project in 2017.

Enel wind pipeline hits 2.5GW 29 Jul, 2016
Enel has 1.5 GW of wind energy under construction and just over 1 GW ready to build, according to its results for the first half of 2016. The company said 658 MW is being built in North America and 611 MW in Latin America. At the end of June, the company had almost 6.8 GW of wind installed around the world, of which over 2 GW is in North America, 1.4 GW in Latin America and 1.6 GW in Spain and Portugal.

Whitecap Dakota First Nation expanding water treatment plant 29 Jul, 2016
The federal and provincial governments are joining forces with the Whitecap Dakota First Nation to expand a drinking water and waste water treatment plant. The cost of the $13.5 million project is being shared by all three governments.

JinkoSolar signs PPAs for 188MW of solar power capacity in Mexico 29 Jul, 2016

JinkoSolar has signed PPAs with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for three solar projects totalling 188 MW of capacity. The three solar projects, two of which will be located in Yucatan and one in Jalisco. The firm has won the projects in April 2016 under Mexico’s first long term electricity auction. The terms of the off-take contracts require JinkoSolar to commence power generation at the plants by mid-2018. CFE will purchase the entire power produced at the solar plants for a period of 15 years and the related Clean Energy Certificates for a 20 year period.

PSC approves Georgia Power’s 1.6-GW renewables plan for 2021 29 Jul, 2016
The Georgia Public Service Commission on 28th July, 2016 approved the Georgia Power’s long-range Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), under which it will add 1,600 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2021. As part of the IRP, the utility will procure 1,200 MW of renewables, including 150 MW of Distributed Generation (DG) and 1,050 MW of utility-scale resources, through two Request for Proposals (RfP) rounds in 2017 and 2019. The limit for wind power to be procured is set at 300 MW. The commission has also approved the installation of a further 100 MW of DG with an RfP in 2017, to be completed in 2018 or 2019, and an additional 200 MW of self-build renewables mainly for military projects.

Sumitomo Chemical to construct second PES plant in Japan 29 Jul, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical plans to construct a new production facility for Poly Ether Sulfone (PES) engineering plastic at its Chiba Works in Ichihara City, Chiba, Japan. The new facility will have a production capacity of 3,000 TPA. Commercial production start-up is slated for in 2018.

Heinz Wattie’s building $4 million beetroot storage facility 29 Jul, 2016
Heinz Wattie’s is building a $4 million beetroot storage and grading facility, which is a part of more than $25 million of capital investment in 2016. The facility will be ready for the coming season and it is made up of a 7000 sq. mtrs concrete pad with a 3000 sq. mtrs canopy, to process the annual crop totalling 24,000 tonnes, half of which is used in exported products.

Daimler to invest about $1.1 bln in Hungary plant 29 Jul, 2016
Daimler AG will invest around $1.1 billion in a second plant in Hungary over the next few years, expanding capacity and creating jobs. The plant will be built at Daimler’s Kecskemet Hungarian site, for the production of front and rear-wheel drive cars.

EIB agrees to invest EUR 62m in new SUSI renewables fund 29 Jul, 2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) on 28th July, 2016 signed an agreement to contribute up to EUR 62 million to the second renewables fund of Swiss investment advisor SUSI Partners AG. The portfolio of the SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II (SUSI RE II) includes 13 wind and solar parks in Germany, France, the UK, Portugal and Italy, with a combined capacity of about 170 MW. It also has a growing project pipeline surpassing 270 MW.

Volvo to invest £6 million in a new training facility in Daventry 29 Jul, 2016
Volvo Car UK will invest £6 million in a brand new facility at its Training and Development Centre in Daventry. Set to open in summer 2017, the replacement building will give a new lease of life to the company’s site in Prospect Way, which has been delivering technical, commercial and management training to Volvo dealer employees from across the UK since 1980.

DPWH to construct rainwater harvesting facility in Busol 29 Jul, 2016
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to construct a P139 million rainwater harvesting facility at the Busol forest reserve. The project will be implemented in coordination with the City government of Baguio, and the Baguio Water District. The project is composed of two structure facilities namely rainwater harvest facility I and II with project duration of 255 calendar days.

South Korea’s Daewoo to build $2.7 bln power plant in Vietnam 29 Jul, 2016
Daewoo Engineering and Construction plans to develop a 1,320-MW coal-fired thermal power plant in the southern province of Long An at a projected cost of US$2.7 billion.

Tata Power’s South African JV commissions 134 mw wind and energy farm 29 Jul, 2016
Tata Power’s 50:50 JV with Exxaro Resources in South Africa, namely Cennergi (Pty) achieved commercial operations for its 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm Project on 28th July, 2016. Cennergi has been selected as the preferred bidder for two wind projects under the second window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme by the South African government. Cennergi’s second wind project is expected to go into commercial operations shortly.

Japan’s Sumitomo to invest in 336-MW Galloper offshore wind project 29 Jul, 2016
Sumitomo Corp has entered into an agreement to indirectly buy a 12.5% stake in the up to 336-MW Galloper wind project off the east coast of England. The transaction is expected to close in the coming months, without disclosing the exact size of its investment. The total cost of the project is estimated at GBP 1.5 billion. The wind park, to be completed in 2018, will consist of 56 Siemens wind turbines and the output will be sold under long-term contracts with off-takers across the UK.

Idemitsu launches new North American R&D facility in Wixom 29 Jul, 2016
Idemitsu Lubricants America (ILA) has opened a new facility in Wixom that will focus on providing custom lubricant solutions to a variety of customers throughout North, Central and South America. This modern Research & Development Center features state-of-the-art equipment that allows for cutting-edge product development. With over 13,000 square feet of laboratory space for product formulation and testing, this new technology center will concentrate on product development for specific customer applications.

DOF Subsea wins Prelude FLNG contract 29 Jul, 2016
Shell Australia has awarded DOF Subsea a five-year contract with 2x two-year options to provide a full-time underwater services and Multi-Purpose Supply Vessel (MPSV) to the Prelude FLNG facility. Prelude FLNG, the largest floating facility ever built, will produce, store and transfer LNG at sea. Under the awarded IMR (Inspection, Maintenance and Repair) contract, DOF Subsea will provide project management, engineering and integrated services for IMR programs as well as the dedicated vessel and options for other vessels.

Brand Properties to Build 12-Story Northside Midtown Medical Facility in Atlanta 29 Jul, 2016
Brand Properties plans to develop Northside Midtown Medical, a 12-story, 170,000-square-foot medical office building in Midtown Atlanta. The Class A building will be anchored by Northside Hospital, which will operate the Northside Imaging Center, primary care offices, cardiology services and an urgent care outfit at the property. Brand Properties plans to deliver Northside Midtown Medical in mid-2018.

California Manufacturer Expanding In West Michigan 29 Jul, 2016
Stikwood will expand its operations to the City of Kentwood, Michigan. The new facility will allow the Sacramento, California-based manufacturer to increase production of its namesake product, as well as launch a new product currently in development. Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with local and state partners in the City of Kentwood, announced the approval of a $400,000 Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive to assist Stikwood’s expansion.

Eskom switches on 1st unit at 1.3-GW pumped storage plant in S Africa 29 Jul, 2016
Eskom’s first unit at its 1,332-MW Ingula pumped storage power plant has been officially launched six months ahead of schedule. The 333-MW Unit 4 came into commercial operation on 10th June, 2016 and has been inaugurated on 28th July, 2016. This marks a key milestone towards the full commercial operation of the entire pumped storage scheme ahead of the scheduled deadline of May 2017. The remaining three units have also been synchronised to the national grid and are on track for commercial operation within the first half of next year.

Japan Asia Investment breaks ground on 2-MW PV plants 29 Jul, 2016
Japan Asia Investment Co has started building a 1.99-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Ibaraki prefecture. The solar park will cost about JPY 850 million to construct. The project is a partnership with local firm Smart Solar Corp. When completed, around January 2017, its output will be sold to local utility Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc.

LyondellBasell will build a major plastics plant in Texas or Louisiana 29 Jul, 2016
LyondellBasell will build a large plastics plant near the Gulf Coast in Texas or Louisiana. The plant will produce the high-density polyethylene using a new technology to make plastics that don’t crack as easily. The project is planned for completion by 2019.

Convention Center Demand Sparks Plans for 1,100-Room Hotel 29 Jul, 2016
Lightstone Group is moving forward with plans to build a $450 million hotel with 1,100 rooms across from the Convention Center. The group has submitted its application to city planners for a Gensler-designed project of two towers, one of 40 stories and the other of 28, which will be run by three hotel brands. The hotel is also slated to include six levels of parking, 20,000 square feet of retail, three pools, bars, and restaurants.

Meredith Machinery to open new facility by 2017 29 Jul, 2016
Meredith Machinery, a machine-tool provider that designs and installs automated metal-cutting systems plans to build a $2 million facility. The company plans to construct a 12,000-square-foot building alongside its current 17,000-square-foot facility in Jeffersontown. Construction shall begin in August and the facility could open in the first quarter of 2017.

Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil LNG project gets 15-year extension on export licence 29 Jul, 2016
WCC a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility that’s being jointly pursued by Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil, this week received a 15-year extension to its LNG export licence from the National Energy Board (NEB). The project is planned for the Tuck Inlet, a deepwater port near Prince Rupert. It will have an initial capacity to ship up to 15 million tonnes of LNG a year to buyers in Asia. The gas will be sourced from Northeast B.C. and transported to the coast via either Spectra Energy Corp.’s $7.5 billion Westcoast Connector Gas Transmisison project or TransCanada Corp.’s $5-billion Prince Rupert Gas Transmission line.

Granite awarded $128M Highway 99 realignment project 29 Jul, 2016
Granite Construction Inc. has been awarded a $128 million Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contract from the California Department of Transportation for the California State Route 99 realignment project in Fresno. The scope of work on the Highway 99 realignment project includes construction of a reconfigured interchange, overhead structures and infrastructure to accommodate the high-speed rail system between the existing freeway and the Union Pacific Railroad. The project also includes re-routing of local streets to accommodate the realigned freeway and relocation of utilities to support the project. This project follows an initial $28 million early work scope contract that began construction in December 2015. Funding for the project is provided by the California High Speed Rail Authority. Work is scheduled to be complete by September 2018.

Radiance Technologies wins $17.9M R&D contract 29 Jul, 2016
Radiance Technologies has won a $17.9 million contract to provide the Air Force with research and development. Under the contract, the company will design, develop and evaluate models of multiple specific sensors and the communication links and command and control nodes associated with them. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed in July 2021.

CONSULTANT Qatar’s Oryx GTL awards engineering consultancy contract to SNC-Lavalin 29 Jul, 2016
SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering consultancy and support services contract by Qatar’s Oryx GTL for its Gas-To-Liquids (GTL) complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City north of Doha. The five-year contract is aligned to support the long-term sustaining capital plans of Oryx GTL, which is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (51%) and Sasol of South Africa (49%). The agreement sets out predefined parameters for a number of work elements that will be required at the facility, including general engineering, feasibility studies, modelling, drawings and documentation.

Microsoft’s plans for its next giant data centre 29 Jul, 2016
Microsoft is planning to invest around US $2bn in a new data centre in West Des Moines, Iowa on an 1.7 million square feet site. An initial investment of $417.7m will be the first phase of development. Entitled ‘Project Osmium’, Microsoft are to create 57 jobs in the first phase in order to receive state funds. The project will facilitate Microsoft Azure, the company’s cloud computing platform, aiding Microsoft’s global network of managing applications and services.

Kerjaya Prospek bags RM338.8m construction job 28 Jul, 2016
Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd has clinched a contract worth RM338.8 million for the main building works of the Arte Mont Kiara, a proposed mixed development in Mont Kiara via a joint venture between Nusmetro Property Sdn Bhd and Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd (Nusmetro-Naza TTDI JV). Construction works are scheduled to commence in September, with completion in October 2019. The main building works comprise simplex and duplex serviced suites and serviced residences housed within three towers that range from 58-66 storey each, and a nine-storey podium car park.

Veolia gets $3.62 billion contract from Sinopec 28 Jul, 2016
Veolia Environnement on 28th July, 2016 won a contract worth $3.62 billion from China’s Sinopec to treat water at a petrochemical complex for 25 years. Yanshan Petrochemical is a fully-owned subsidiary of Sinopec and one of the largest production bases of synthetic rubber, synthetic resin, phenol acetone and refined oil products in China. It processes over 10 million tons of crude oil and produces 800,000 tons of ethylene annually.

FLEET Al Habtoor Motors expands Fuso truck facilities in Riyadh 28 Jul, 2016
Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of the Fuso brand of trucks in Saudi Arabia, has opened two new sales, service and parts facilities at Khurais Road, Exit 30 and Eastern Ring Road, Exit 17 in Riyadh. The company plans to expand its presence to 13 sites across the kingdom in two years’ time along with an increase in its workforce to 325 personnel by the end of 2016.

Partners Group to invest over $200 mln in Taiwanese solar power platform 28 Jul, 2016
Partners Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Sinogreenergy, a Taiwanese solar power platform, for over $200 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

Tim Hortons to expand to Philippines 28 Jul, 2016
Restaurant Brands International Inc. has agreed to a master franchise deal with a group of investors who plan to expand the Tim Hortons brand to the Philippines. Under the deal, TH Coffee Services Philippines Corp. will be the master franchisee of the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain in the country, in a joint venture with Tim Hortons.

Canada, Slovakia invest $65m in sports infrastructure in Georgia 28 Jul, 2016
Canada and Slovakia are injecting $65 million into Georgia to build new sporting infrastructure facility. To make this investment go further, Georgia pledged to financially support the initiative.

Turkish company completes project to expand cement plant in Uzbekistan 28 Jul, 2016
Turkey’s DAL Teknik Makina company has completed the implementation of the Almalyk Mining-Metallurgical Complex’s project worth $35.8 million to increase the capacity of a cement plant in Jizzakh region, Uzbekistan. The complex began to expand the plant in 2015. The project has been financed by Uzbekistan Reconstruction and Development Fund in the amount of $14 million, by Almalyk complex ($9 million) and the loan of Uzbekistan’s Mortgage Bank in the amount of $12.8 million. The plant produced 510,400 tons of cement in 2015 and it has planned to produce up to 650,000 tons of products in 2016.

Lowe’s To Build $100M Facility In Robertson County, Create 600 Jobs 28 Jul, 2016
Lowe plans to build a new fulfillment center in Coopertown, Robertson County on a 110-acre site. Construction on the $100 million facility has been set to begin immediately. When completed by the end of 2018, the facility will cover 1.1 million square feet, or the equivalent of 22 football fields under one roof.

Aceh, Cikampek to have US$350mn Power Plants 28 Jul, 2016
Pupuk Indonesia Energy (PIE) plans to build two thermal power plants in Cikampek and Aceh. The US$350 million investment plan is a follow up to the construction of a power plant in Gresik currently undertaken by the company. The construction is planned to begin this year. The thermal power plant in Cikampek will have a capacity of 2×150 tons of steam per hour to supply raw materials to Pupuk Kujang. The plant in Aceh will have a power capacity of 25 MW and a steam capacity of 2×170 tons per hour to be supplied to Pupuk Iskandar Muda

National Beef Packing invests $30M in Kansas plant 28 Jul, 2016
National Beef Packing Co. LLC is embarking on a $30 million expansion of its Dodge City plant in Kansas, United States. The expansion, which is slated to finish in December 2017, will add new box carousels, pallet-packing machines and cranes.

Ch2M Secures Contract For Singapore’S 5Th Desalination Plant On Jurong Island 28 Jul, 2016
US consultancy CH2M has won a contract to provide consultancy services for Singapore’s fifth desalination plant. The anticipated 137,000 m3/day project will be co-located with an industrial plant as a result of limited space on the petrochemical hub, Jurong Island. CH2M previously provided EPV services on Jurong Island for the PowerSeraya seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant.

Double Coin Manufacturer Building Tire Plant in Thailand 28 Jul, 2016
Huayi Shanghai (Group) Co., majority owner of Chinese tiremaker Double Coin Holdings, has entered a joint venture with Tribeca Enterprise Co. to build a new facility in Thailand to supply truck, bus and industrial tires to the North American and Southeast Asian markets. The agreement will allow the new entity to operate a plant built in the LK Rubber Industrial City Hub, a nearly 42 million-square-foot rubber estate set up by Tribeca Enterprise located in Rayong province, Thailand. Both parties will invest a total of $300 million to build the new facility with a planned annual capacity of 1.5 million truck and bus radials and 50,000 industrial tires.

Solar panel maker Strathcona launches $7.8M expansion at Belleville, Ont. Plant 28 Jul, 2016
Strathcona Energy Group Inc. is set to launch a $7.8 million expansion project at its new Belleville, Ontario headquarters and manufacturing plant. The company plans to tack on an additional 100,000 square-feet of floor space and also it plans to purchase new technology as it works to increase its production and export more of its standard photovoltaic and bifacial PV technology. FedDev Ontario is contributing $1.95 million toward the project.

Colorado’s North I-25 Project gets $15 million TIGER Grant 28 Jul, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) $15 million from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program for improvements on the North Interstate 25 Project between Fort Collins and Loveland. The total project cost is $237 million and involves construction of a Tolled Express Lane in each direction covering 14 miles, in addition to improvements for transit, pedestrian and cycle traffic connecting northern Colorado to metro Denver.

Continental Gold gets approval to build transmission line for Buriticá project 28 Jul, 2016
Continental Gold has obtained an environmental licence for construction of a transmission line to power its proposed underground mine at the Buriticá Project in Colombia. The 110 kV electrical transmission line will come from an EPM substation in Chorodó and cover a distance of 31.09km, connecting with Continental’s substation at the project. The licence has been approved by Corpouraba, a regional autonomous environmental authority in Antioquia.

Marriott to open new hotel in Abu Dhabi 28 Jul, 2016
A new five-star Marriott hotel is set to open in Abu Dhabi, UAE, later this year following an agreement signed between Al Forsan Holding and Marriott International. The Marriott Al Forsan Hotel will be located adjacent to the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. The property features 400 elegantly designed guestrooms and suites, seven restaurants and lounges, world class spa and fitness centre, 50-m lap and landscaped pools among other world class amenities.

Dubai’s DP World inks Taiwan port development deal 28 Jul, 2016
Dubai-based global marine terminal operator DP World and the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), have signed an MoU for the development of Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan. The agreement marks the beginning of a joint effort to seek future business opportunities and to steer growth in Taiwan’s port infrastructure, while enhancing the country’s trade potential by establishing seamless cargo movement across its supply chain.

Turkey’s Limak wins 224M euro tender in Ukraine project 28 Jul, 2016
Limak Construction, a construction company in Turkey has signed a contract to construct a subway line in a tender with a price tag of 224 million euros in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro. The 4.5-kilometer subway line will have three train stations that pass through the most central parts of the city. Construction of the line is expected to be completed in five years.

Sands China’s The Parisian Macao property to open on Sept 13 28 Jul, 2016
Sands China, the majority-held subsidiary of global integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp., announced that its elegant French-themed property, The Parisian Macao, will open its doors on 13th September, 2016. The property’s full array of integrated resort facilities includes 3,000 guestrooms and suites, convention and meeting space, international restaurants, spa, kids’ club, health club, pool deck with themed water park, 1,200-seat theatre, among other amenities.

Isuzu Trucks opens its first Center of Excellence in US 28 Jul, 2016

Isuzu has opened its first Center of Excellence on 27th July, 2016 in Northeast Pennsylvania. This complex is comprised of a parts distribution center and a training and technical assistance facility, all for supporting dealerships and customers in the region.

Mitsui invests $101 mn in Columbia Asia 27 Jul, 2016
Mitsui & Company has invested $101 million in Columbia Asia hospitals. Mitsui has invested in healthcare ventures in Asia and Columbia Asia is a part of the Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management, with 27 hospitals and one clinic in India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. With this investment, Columbia Asia will expand its network of hospitals across Asia, including several projects which are currently under development.

$40 million solar project planned for Tuskegee 27 Jul, 2016
Tuskegee Solar Services is bringing an alternative energy development project to town, entering into an agreement with the City of Tuskegee to locate on more than 70 acres at the Tuskegee Commerce Park, near Exit 38 for Interstate 85. The initial phase of the project, which includes a 10 MW solar farm and bio-mass facility, is expected to create at least 25 jobs. Construction is expected to start in October. The second phase of the project is geared at producing 900,000 to 1.2 million gallons of bio-diesel fuel. The third phase will include education and consulting educational institutions. The solar farm is expected to be fully operational in March of 2018.

BGC wins Queensland mining contracts worth $114 million 27 Jul, 2016
BGC Contracting has secured contracts worth $114 million to provide mining services at two operations in Queensland. The company has both a $97 million five-year contract at Incitec Pivot’s Phosphate Hill site south of Mt Isa, and a $17 million contract with Resolute Mining’s Carpentaria Gold. The Phosphate Hill contract involves the provision of mining services at the site to feed the onsite ammonium phosphate fertiliser manufacturing plant. The Carpentaria Gold contract will provide a suite of services to support the recommencement of open-pit mining at Nolans East, in the Ravenswood district south of Townsville in QLD. The 15 month contract will run from August to November 2017, after which the next stage of the Ravenswood Extension Project may be approved.

LS Industrial wins $16.1 mn railway system deal in Bangladesh 27 Jul, 2016
LS Industrial Systems Co. (LSIS), obtained a four-year contract worth $16.1 million to install an electronic interlocking system for railways in Bangladesh. The contract has been received from Toma Construction and Max Infrastructure, a joint venture between China Railway Group of China and Toma Group of Bangladesh. Under the terms of the agreement, LSIS will supply railway electronic interlocking system that controls electric signals and communications in railway system over four years.

GSK to invest £275m into UK manufacturing facilities 27 Jul, 2016
GSK is investing £275m at three of its UK manufacturing sites to increase production and support delivery of respiratory and large molecule biological medicines. The company’s site at Barnard Castle in County Durham is to receive £92m to fund the construction of an aseptic sterile facility. Approximately £110m will provide a new facility for the manufacture of respiratory active ingredients in Montrose, Scotland where the GSK manufactures active ingredients for respiratory, HIV and vaccine products. In Ware, Herts, £74m will support further expansion of the company’s new Ellipta respiratory inhaler through additional manufacturing capacity at the site.

Gardenia plans to invest PHP1 billion to set up Mindanao plant 27 Jul, 2016
Gardenia Bakeries Philippines plans to invest PHP1 billion to construct its first-ever facility in Davao, Mindanao and its seventh plant in the country. The company expects revenues to hit about PHP5 billion this year from about PHP4 billion in 2015.

Amazon opening third Chicago-area warehouse in Romeoville; Radial, DHL add jobs, too 27 Jul, 2016
Amazon is opening a third Chicago-area fulfillment center in Romeoville. More than 750,000-square-foot warehouse will pick, pack and ship large items, such as big-screen TVs, sports equipment and kayaks.

Smart Wires Announces Expansion With New R&D Facility to Support Growth 27 Jul, 2016
Smart Wires, provider of advanced power flow control technology, has relocated to a new R&D space to accommodate its rapid growth and future expansion plans. The new R&D and Operations center located at ¬3292 Whipple Road in Union City, Calif will provide capacity for increased customer support, engineering, product testing, research and development.

Polymer Logistics breaks ground on logistics and distribution facility in Georgia, US 27 Jul, 2016

Polymer Logistics has broken ground on a new 75,000 sq. ft. logistics and distribution facility in Laurens County, Georgia, US. The new service center is being co-developed with Todd Pool and constructed by Dublin Construction. The new facility is slated to open in early 2017.

Kohler Co. plans to expand Inn on Woodlake boutique hotel 27 Jul, 2016
Kohler Co. plans to expand its Inn on Woodlake boutique hotel, located in the village of Kohler. The hotel, overlooking Wood Lake, in the Village of Kohler, will undergo an expansion and renovation through late 2016 and 2017, adding two- and four-bedroom units. In addition, the main lobby and atrium will be expanded to provide more common space for guests. Plans have been submitted to the village Planning Commission for its review, with the Village Board expected to vote on the proposal in early August.

DHL to expand U.S. e-commerce operations 27 Jul, 2016
Deutsche Post AG’s DHL plans to invest $137 million in the U.S. market to expand its e-commerce capability. DHL plans to build eight new e-commerce distribution centers and expand two that it is already operating. At these centers, retailers can stock items for sale online so that when a U.S. customer makes an order, the item will reach them more quickly. The company already has 20 distribution centers in North America.

Alliant Energy announces $1 billion wind project to expand operations in Iowa 27 Jul, 2016
Alliant Energy will invest about $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in the state. The company is seeking regulatory approval to expand its Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County and possibly develop wind energy in other areas of the state. The five-year project will produce 500 MW of energy.

Chattanooga Whiskey Company To Construct Large Distillery At Former Site Of Newton Chevrolet 27 Jul, 2016
The Chattanooga Whiskey Company has begun construction on a larger production distillery in the former Newton Chevrolet property at the corner of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway near the Tennessee River. Once fully operational, the facility will be capable of producing upwards of 14 (53-gallon) barrels per day. The building is owned by Lamp Post Properties. Thomas Palmer/Cogent Studio is the architect and EMJ is the contractor.

Pannon Fuel to construct 39 new CNG stations in Hungary 27 Jul, 2016
Pannon Fuel is anticipated to begin the construction of 39 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Hungary in fall. The two-year project will be funded with EUR 1 million by Pannon Fuel and EUR 10 mln from the Connecting Europe Facility. The number of CNG stations could reach 60 by the end of 2018, as several are currently under construction.

Meralco, DMCI to build new coal plant 27 Jul, 2016
DMCI Holdings Inc. sealed a 50-50 joint venture with Manila Electric Co. to build a 700 MW coal-fired power project in Calaca, Batangas. The proposed power plant project is the second phase of the planned expansion of Calaca facility. While both parties agreed to a 50/50 joint venture, a third investor might also come in and acquire up to a 20-percent stake. The company is awaiting the final approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission before proceeding with the project.

HMD, Posco and Ilshin Logistics to build new LNG-fuelled bulk carrier 27 Jul, 2016
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has entered a deal with Ilshin Logistics to build a new 50,000 dwt Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled bulk carrier. The carrier will be built as part of Ilshin Logistics’ collaboration with Posco, with delivery expected in the last quarter of next year. Once complete, the ship will transport limestone cargoes in the Korean coastal trade for Posco. Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the Korean Register (KR) will provide dual classification and certification to the ship, verifying compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code.

Oman Tourism reveals plans for three hotels by 2018 27 Jul, 2016
Oman Tourism and Development Company will deliver three hotels with 900 rooms in 2017 and 2018. They include a five-star W Hotel as part of the expansion of Muscat’s Royal Opera House, a five-star JW Marriott and four-star Crowne Plaza properties located at the upcoming master development Madinat Al Irfan Urban Centre.

Hyatt Announces Plans for a Hyatt Centric Hotel in Barbados 27 Jul, 2016
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced on 27th July, 2016, that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Vision Developments Inc. for a 237-room resort, Hyatt Centric hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. The hotel is expected to open in 2019 and it will feature 32 Hyatt Centric-branded residential condominium units and several world-class dining options such as a signature restaurant, pool bar and grill, and a market style café. Other hotel features will include a full- service spa with six treatment rooms, a fitness center, outdoor pool, kids club, beach activities, and 6,135 square feet of meeting and event space.

Mercedes Breaks Ground On Its $500 Million Sprinter Van Plant In South Carolina 27 Jul, 2016
Mercedes-Benz has broken ground on 27th July, 2016, on a $500 million addition to its commercial van factory in South Carolina in a bid to beat competitors by building the next-generation Sprinter stateside and sidestep a steep tariff.

dorma+kaba wins contract for Jordan hospital work 27 Jul, 2016
King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) expansion project in Jordan is expected to complete in late 2016. Swiss access and security provider dorma+kaba has won a contract to provide door solutions for the expansion project in Jordan. The expansion will consist of an inpatient tower and outpatient building that will double the capacity of the existing centre and also it will provide improved, integrated space for patient care, research and education. The 13-floor inpatient tower will have 182 additional single occupancy patient rooms, an expanded diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy unit, an expanded bone marrow transplantation unit and adult and pediatric specialty ICUs and it will also have specific floors dedicated to pediatric patient wards and separate floors for adult patient wards.

Saipem wins Tangguh LNG work 27 Jul, 2016
Saipem has been awarded two contracts for onshore and offshore work in Indonesia on the Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion project. The contracts are awarded by BP Berau as operator of the Tangguh LNG project, on behalf of the other production sharing contract parties. The first award is for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of offshore facilities, consisting of two unmanned platforms and subsea pipelines. The second contract for the construction of an onshore LNG process train with a liquefaction capacity of 3.8 MTPA, utilities, off sites, an LNG jetty and associated infrastructure, has been awarded to CSTS, a joint operation led by Indonesian EPC Contractor Tripatra with Chiyoda, Saipem and Suluh Ardhi Engineering. Completion of the projects is expected in 2020.

Ashaka Cement signs N11bn agreement for 16MW coal power 26 Jul, 2016
Ashaka Cement Plc, AshakaCem, has signed an N11 billion contract with a Chinese firm, RUNH Power Corporation, for the construction of a 16-MW lignite-fired coal power plant in its factory in Gombe State. The company will be financing the project from its N15 billion reserves and is a reflection of its commitment to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy. The project will be completed in 2018.

MPIC unit bags connector road project 26 Jul, 2016
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. finally bagged an elevated connector road expressway project that will link the northern and southern portions of Metro Manila. Work on the project will be commenced in 2018 and it will cost about P15.74 billion to build, with right of way (to be shouldered by the government) to cost about P7.46 billion. The award paves the way for the construction of the 8-kilometer tollroad, which will cut congestion in traffic-strangled Metro Manila, with completion estimated by 2021. The award will still require the final approval of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar. The project is being handled by Metro Pacific Tollways.

Cannabis packager continues expansion with new regional facility 26 Jul, 2016
Kush Bottles Inc., supplier of packaging, accessories and branding solutions, has opened its doors to a new regional sales and distribution center in the Seattle area of Washington. The building contains over 13,000 square feet of warehouse and office space.

Hyosung plans to start up MIPAN Nylon plant in Vietnam 26 Jul, 2016
HYOSUNG plans to invest in startingup new MIPAN nylon manufacturing factility in Nhon Trach, Vietnam. The state-of-the-art facility is world class competitive to ensure fast and reliable service in the region. The company have a sales and production network of over 50 bases that spans from Asia to the America and Europe providing convenience to customers in over 130 countries.

SP Apparels Seeks to Expand The Crocodile Brand via Rs 240 Crore IPO 26 Jul, 2016
Crocodile’s parent company, SP Apparels, is looking to raise up to Rs. 240 crore through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). The price band has been fixed at Rs. 258-268 per share. The IPO consists of raising Rs. 215 crore via fresh issue of equity shares and offer for sale of up to 900,000 equity shares amounting to nearly Rs. 24 crore by private equity investor, New York Life Investment Management India Fund. The issue opens on 2nd August, 2016 and closes on 4th August, 2016.

Sonnedix finalises 86-MW solar plant in S Africa 26 Jul, 2016
Sonnedix has completed the 86 MW Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska solar PV project in Northern Cape province, South Africa. The solar park comprises 275,000 PV modules, which together are capable of generating enough power to cover the annual consumption of some 40,000 local homes.

Anambra govt signs $47.25m MoU for 40MW embedded power plant 26 Jul, 2016
Anambra State Government has signed an MOU with Zolts Energy, for the construction of a 40-MW embedded power generating plant in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state. The MoU with a total investment worth $47.25 million will see the company generate and sell electricity to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC. While the investor will put down $45 million as its equity contribution, the State Government on its part will add $2.2 million in addition to a grant for to the Special Purpose Vehicle, SPV, Certificate of Occupancy for the three hectares of land to be used for the project.

Pakistan-based UAF installs 100kW biomass gasification plant 26 Jul, 2016
University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has installed a 100kW-biomass gasification power plant at its site to promote green energy. The power plant has been launched in co-operation with the Punjab Bio Energy Institute, Postgraduate Research Station, and link up with bioenergy specialists in China, as part of an initiative with the Punjab government.

Ansaldo Energia awarded contracts in Indonesia worth 80 million euros 26 Jul, 2016
Ansaldo Energia has received Notices to Proceed on two contracts signed late in 2015 worth a total of about 80 million euros. The first covers the supply of two AE94.2 gas turbines and two air-cooled generators with the relative auxiliary systems for the 500 MW Grati-Pasuran combined cycle plant in eastern Java. The Customer is Lotte E&C, a member of the consortium that won the international call for tenders issued by the company PT PLN. The second covers the total refurbishment of a 30 MW geothermal plant located in Kamojang in western Java. Ansaldo Energia is acting as EPC and supplying the geothermal steam turbine and relative air-cooled generator. The customer is PT PLN company Indonesia Power.

Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind project in Australia 26 Jul, 2016
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 MW and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the 100 MW Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens has signed a contract in August 2015. The customer for both wind power plants is Neoen Australia. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin in December 2016, with the start of operations expected by June 2017. Siemens will then be responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines within the framework of a long-term service agreement.

KDSG to spend N1.4bn on water rehabilitation 26 Jul, 2016
Kaduna State Government will spend over N1.4 billion to rehabilitate seven water treatment plants cross the state, to boost water supply. The project would be conducted in phases, with the first phase involving the plants located in Saminaka, Kafanchan, Manchok and Kagoro. The second phase will be followed by the three plants within Kaduna metropolis. These include the Malali old treatment plant, the Kaduna South plant which has 27 million litres daily capacity and the plant in Kaduna North, also situated at Malali with 150 million litre per day capacity.

E.ON to build 10 MW storage facility for Arizona utility 26 Jul, 2016
E.ON Climate & Renewables North America has signed an agreement with Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to provide frequency response and voltage control from a grid-scale, 10 MW storage facility with a 2 MW solar array. E.ON is working with Greensmith Energy to design and integrate the Iron Horse Battery Energy Storage Project that is slated to be located adjacent to the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park southeast of Tucson. The project will provide TEP with ancilary services over the 10 year life of the contract. The project is slated to go online in the first half of 2017.

SALWACO pre-commissioned water facility in kenema 26 Jul, 2016
The Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) in collaboration with the Kenema City Council (KCC) on 22nd July 2016 pre-commissioned a 13.4 million dollar water project designed for Kenema city and its environs. Out of the 170 kilometers pipe network designed by the project for Kenema only 52 kilometers have been done and the project is set for final commissioning in September to October 2016.

Oelheld Breaks Ground on New Facility 26 Jul, 2016
Oelheld has recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility in West Dundee, Illinois. The 24,000-square-foot facility will house increased production capacity and storage, a new research and development laboratory, and a state-of-the-art tanker unloading station. The facility is expected to open December 2016.

Saxlund selected for Hertfordshire gasification plant 26 Jul, 2016
Development of a 96,000 TPA capacity waste gasification plant in Hertfordshire is underway. The £60 million plant is capable of producing 10 MW of power for the National Grid and it is a joint venture between Bouygues Energies & Services and specialised investment fund AssetGen Partners. Construction of the facility has also been part-financed by the Green Investment Bank and its partner Foresight Group, which injected £30 million into the project in March 2015 shortly after it received planning permission. Bouygues will design, construct and operate the facility for a period of 10 years. The facility is due to begin operations in early 2017 and will source feedstock from ‘local’ commercial and industrial waste businesses.

Dakota Access pipeline gets federal permit approvals in Iowa 26 Jul, 2016
The Texas company planning a crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa received the final federal permit approvals on 26th July, 2016. The company, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, plans construction of a $3.8 billion, 1,168-mile project that’s already begun in Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota. Some preliminary work has also begun in Iowa but the final permits are needed for workers to complete large stretches of pipeline, including sections that cross major rivers.

Fuyao Glass to expand new plant again 26 Jul, 2016
Fuyao Glass America, a glass manufacturer is expanding its plant by 241,000 square feet to add space for logistics and warehouse operations. The company has signed a 15-year agreement to lease the new space in a part of its plant owned by Industrial Realty Group. The expansion will take place over three phases. The company expects to be in the space in 90 days.

Phoenix Solar secures EPC contract for 19.6 MW Texan solar plant 26 Jul, 2016
Phoenix Solar has been chosen by renewable energy company Apex to Engineers, Procure and Construction (EPC) a 19.6 MW solar plant in Texas, U.S. The facility, once complete, will provide clean solar energy for the nearby U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood in Killeen, and will be hooked up alongside the Cotton Plains wind plant in Floyd County, which is also being developed by Apex and will deliver low-cost clean energy to the Army base.

US compounder opening second plant in China 26 Jul, 2016
Star Plastics Inc. has expanded its custom compounding capacity in China by opening a 67,300-square foot second production plant in Shandong. The facility includes a full-service laboratory and a 68-millimeter Nanjing Yongteng brand twin-screw extruder, with room for nine more extruders when future demand warrants expansion.

ABB secures transformer orders to extend power transmission grid in Poland 26 Jul, 2016
ABB has secured transformer orders worth about $40m to extend and enhance the power transmission grid in Poland. The contracts with Polskie Sieci Elektronergetyczne will see ABB design, deliver, install and commission three sets of transformers. It includes five 450-Megavolt Ampere (MVA) units; two 500 MVA units; and 10 units rated 275 MVA. ABB will produce the units at its transformer manufacturing center in Lodz, Poland.

Amec Foster Wheeler bags contract for refinery
upgrade in Indonesia 25 Jul, 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler has received an engineering and project management services contract from PT Pertamina (Persero) and Saudi Aramco for the upgrade and expansion of the 348,000 barrels per day Cilacap Refinery in Central Java. Over the next nine months, Amec Foster Wheeler will conduct the basic engineering design study, develop the scope for the proposed project and finalise the process configuration and licensors’ packages.

LG Chem to invest 400 bil. won in elastic polymers production 25 Jul, 2016
LG Chem will invest a total of 400 billion won to increase the production capacity of elastic polymers. The bulk of the investment will be spent on building more manufacturing facilities in Daesan, South Chungcheong Province. The new production lines will have a capacity of some 200,000 tons of elastomers each year. The company currently produces some 90,000 tons of elastomers annually. Once the expansion gets completed in 2018, it will allow the firm to manufacture more than 290,000 tons of elastomers annually.

S. Korea wins rare $920 mn contract to run nuclear reactors in UAE 25 Jul, 2016
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) has signed a $920 million deal with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to operate four nuclear reactors currently under construction by the KHNP in Barakah in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Based on the agreement signed on 20th July, 2016 KHNP will dispatch a total of 3,000 employees to the Middle East country until 2030-about 210 every year-starting May, next year and it will also be responsible for the operations of four advanced power reactor (APR)-1400 nuclear reactors.

Rampf to set up facility for polyurethane and epoxy products in Germany 25 Jul, 2016
Rampf Tooling Solutions, developer and manufacturer of board and liquid materials for modelling and mould engineering, will set up a new facility at the Grafenberg (Germany) site for producing styling, modelling, and working boards made from polyurethane and epoxy. The company will invest around Euro 11 million in the two-story production facility that will provide an additional 4,000 square meters of space. The new facility is set to be ready for use in mid-2017.

German KGAL acquires 12.3-MW wind park in France 25 Jul, 2016
KGAL GmbH & Co KG has purchased the 12.3 MW Clamecy wind farm in France, expanding its total wind power portfolio to about 627 MW. The company took over the wind power plant from Wiesbaden-based ABO Invest AG and Abo Wind AG. The wind farm comprises six units of Senvion’s MM92 machines. Spread across the municipalities of Oisy and Clamecy in Burgundy, they have been operational since December 2013.

UChicago Starts Work on Research Facility Expansion 25 Jul, 2016
The University of Chicago has broken ground on a 63,500-square-foot, Perkins Eastman-designed two-story addition to its Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research on Ellis Avenue in South Side Chicago. The new space will house both the university’s theoretical and experimental research groups, as well as the department of physics, including the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2017.

Hawaiian Electric to build 20-MW PV park at Oahu navy base 25 Jul, 2016
Hawaiian Electric Co. plans to construct a 20 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) plant at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam under a partnership with the US Department of the Navy. As part of an agreement signed on 21st July 2016, the Hawaiian Electric Co. will build, own and operate the solar facility. The joint base will provide the land needed for the scheme in exchange for in-kind consideration in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades to Navy-owned facilities. The project is yet to obtain an approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.

Gerdau Metaldom opens Dominican Republic steel plant 25 Jul, 2016
Gerdau’s subsidiary in the Dominican Republic, Gerdau Metaldom, opened a new plant to produce cut and bend wire rod steel for the construction sector. The 120mn-peso facility is the third plant in the Gerdau Metaldom metallurgical complex in capital city Santo Domingo. The new cut and bend unit has the capacity to supply exports markets in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as domestic needs.

Australia’s first hybrid wind-solar farm to be built near Canberra 25 Jul, 2016
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) will be providing a $9.9m grant for the Australia’s first large-scale hybrid wind and solar farm is set to be built near Canberra. The money will go towards the $26m cost of building a 10 MW solar photovoltaic plant alongside the existing Gullen Range windfarm. The project is expected to be completed in July 2017. It will be built and owned by two Chinese companies, Goldwind and Beijing and Jingneng Clean Energy-which own and operate the existing wind farm.

CSX to build intermodal terminal in North Carolina, serve inland port in Georgia 25 Jul, 2016
CSX plans build the Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal terminal in Rocky Mount. Initially, the CCX is expected to process more than 260,000 containers per year. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will contribute $100 million for track improvements and terminal infrastructure through the state’s new transportation funding formula. The CCX is expected to open in 2020, with related track improvements projected to take two years to complete after all necessary environmental permits are obtained.

State approves $225 million for pipeline projects in north Harris County 25 Jul, 2016
The Texas Water Development Board approved $225 million in multi-year loans for the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA). The funding comes from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas program (SWIFT), which has been passed by voters in 2013 to fund water projects statewide. The most recent round of financial assistance totals $759 million and targets 15 projects, all of which are recommended in the 2017 State Water Plan.

AG&P boss proposes virtual LNG pipeline for Philippines 25 Jul, 2016
AG&P boss, a Philippines-based infrastructure firm is developing a virtual LNG pipeline as a small-scale solution to make gas available for power generation in remote communities across an archipelago state. The company sees opportunity to make LNG a major energy source in new markets in Asia, and particularly in the Philippines, which has a large number of so-called stranded communities.

Tunnock’s plan to expand Lanarkshire factory as sales grow 25 Jul, 2016
Tunnock, manufacturer of biscuits has unveiled proposals for a multi-million pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory. The new three-storey extension will house production equipment and help boost the numbers of their famous treats. Plans have been submitted to South Lanarkshire Council revealing details of the 1,900 sq. mtrs extension with councillors due to make a decision in due course.

Highland Spring Group launch £16m factory expansion 25 Jul, 2016
Highland Spring Group has broken ground on a new £16 million factory expansion. The expansion will increase production at its Blackford site by 50 per cent. The site already bottles around 500 million litres of water a year, producing for a number of brands including Highland Spring, Speyside Glenlivet, Hydr8 and a range of private label flavoured and unflavoured waters for some of the UK’s major supermarkets and food service retailers.

Finnish food group expanding fish feed production 25 Jul, 2016
Raisio, a Finnish food and agribusiness group will make an investment of nearly €4 million to expand its fish feed factory. Construction of the new production line will begin in the summer 2016 and it will be completed in the spring 2017.

Saltek to expand bakery equipment factory 25 Jul, 2016
Saltek, a bakery equipment manufacturer, will expand its factory in the industrial city of Mazraat Yachouh. Investment, which is expected to double the production output, is estimated at $5 million. The total built-up area of the factory is 4,000 square meters. The expansion will start operating in June 2018. The company already has 2,500 bakery production lines in the market and exports around 90 percent of the production to more than 90 countries.

Chinese contractor to invest €1.2 billion in Sheffield 25 Jul, 2016
Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has agreed a 60-year €1.2 billion investment deal with Sheffield City Council to improve the UK city. The first few projects will involve work to get more visitors to the city centre, with more hotels, leisure and residential properties built. The first tranche of funding will be worth in the region of £220 million and will fund four or five Sheffield city centre projects over the next three years. The exact projects are yet to be determined.

Wilo to build facility in Jafzas 24 Jul, 2016
Wilo, a pump manufacturer has announced an investment to build a local facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai. The investment plan consists of constructing offices, a ‘Wilo Academy’ training centre, warehouses and local assembly plant over an 8,000 sq. mtrs plot of land, to be used by Wilo Middle East FZE, the Middle East regional subsidiary of the Wilo Group.

Lafarge signs N11b power project contract to build plant in Ashaka 24 Jul, 2016
Lafarge Africa Plc has signed an N11 billion contract with Chinese contractor, Rughn Power Corp, to build a 16 MW lignite-fire captive power plant at its Ashaka plant in Gombe State. The power plant will supply consistent energy to boost the plant in order to increase the firm’s production capacity to 1 million metric tonnes annually.

Primetals Tech upgrades steel plant in Thailand 24 Jul, 2016
Primetals, a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens, helped Kobelco Millcon Steel Co. to modernize its wire rod mill in Rayong, Thailand, with upgrades to expand local supply of special steel products; speed increases with new mill stand gear drives, water box, pinch roll/laying head upgrades; and will install a Morgan Reducing Sizing Mill supplied with quick change feature to produce thermomechanically rolled products and improve tolerances, mechanical properties and coil packages. When completed in May 2017, the mill will supply steel rods for automotive parts.

Co-op plans to open new £1.2m store 24 Jul, 2016
RETAIL group has revealed a million-pound plan to open a new store in a North Lincolnshire village. The group is seeking planning permission for a new £1.2m Scawby food store. The application has been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council. The 3,000 sq. ft food store, with 25 car parking spaces, will include an in-store bakery, a food-to-go range and chilled beers and wines as well as a wide range of groceries.

Hill wins $13m hospital contracts in Kuwait 24 Jul, 2016
Hill International has received a letter of award from Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) to oversee the construction of two new hospitals in Kuwait. The three-year contract has an estimated value of approximately $13.1m. These projects involve the construction of two 300-bed secondary care hospitals, staff accommodation buildings and parking facilities. The hospitals will be located in Al Ahmadi and Al Jahra.

Ecomet Invest to open 32-mln-euro battery recycling plant in Russia
Ecomet Invest to open 32-mln-euro battery recycling plant in Russia
Ecomet Invest AS is set to open a 32-million-euro, battery recycling plant in the Russian town of Slantsy near the Estonian-Russian border at the beginning of August 2016. Currently the plant is operating at around 50 per cent of its total capacity.

Alliance Corporation constructs new Sumitomo facility 23 Jul, 2016
Alliance Corporation has been chosen as the design/builder with the Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority and Sumitomo Electric Wirings Systems for the design and construction of a 65,000 square foot speculative building in the Henderson Industrial Park in Franklin. The speculative building is constructed in partnership with the Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority. Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems will utilize the building for a new production facility.

Jollibee to spend P10.4B for store, network expansion 23 Jul, 2016
Jollibee Foods Corp. has set aside P10.4 billion for capital outlay this year, more than double the level last year, as it embarks on further store expansion and network infrastructure improvement. Outside the Philippines, the group expects to open 80 to 100 new stores this year and it will also open three new commissary facilities to support its restaurant chain as well as expand its existing commissary in Canlubang, Laguna. The group also intends to improve its logistics capability by building new warehouses and distribution centers.

Goldman Sachs to invest $184 mn in Brazil storage company 23 Jul, 2016
Goldman Sachs Group will invest $184 million in Brazilian storage company Metrofit over the next 6 years. Metrofit plans to build up to 10 storage sites a year in different state capitals. Metrofit owns two self-storage sites in the Sao Paulo metropolitan region and is building two others and it may use part of the cash injection to fund acquisitions.

Hospitality Group SFC plans 25 new outlets in UAE 23 Jul, 2016
SFC Group will add 25 new restaurants to its existing chain of 26 restaurants within the next four years. This year the company will open four restaurants across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. The group will invest Dh60 million to expand its Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in the UAE.

Ministry plans to invest $360 million to develop seven IT parks 23 Jul, 2016
The Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam has proposed to invest $363 million into a target program on information technology in 2016-2020. The objective of this program is to promote the application and development of information technology in three areas: development of the IT industry, promoting IT application, and information security development.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative applies to build solar farm 23 Jul, 2016
The East Kentucky Power Cooperative is applying to build a 60-acre, 8.5 MW solar facility in Clark County. The utility has filed its application with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to install 32,000 photovoltaic panels on the site. The project could be completed by the end of next year if gains approval by the PSC. Funding for the $18 million project will be obtained from New Clean Energy Renewable Energy Bonds with federal incentives to offset interest.

TAG Expects Truck Facility to be Operational by Mid-2017 23 Jul, 2016
TAG Truck Center is moving forward with a $28 million trucking facility at the former site of the Mall of Memphis. Fitzgerald and Associates serves as the Architect. Contractor Linkous Construction Co. recently filed two building permits for TAG’s new headquarters. The first permit is valued at $16.7 million for a distribution and training center at 4430 American Way and the other permit is valued at $6.8 million for construction of a parts and service center at 4450 American Way. The parts and service center will be 157,000 square feet and will house trucks and parts for both sales and storage. The smaller distribution and training center will be 25,795 square feet. The building will house a call center as well as the TAG Technical Institute where truck technicians will be certified. The facility could be up and running by July 2017.

La Farm Bakery plans to expand to downtown Cary 22 Jul, 2016
La Farm Bakery plans to open a new production bakery at 220 West Chatham Street, known as the Sorrell building, by late fall or early winter. The site also will include about 5,600 square feet of leasable space for future food and beverage retailers, chefs and restaurateurs.

Constitution seeks 24-month extension to build Pennsylvania – New York pipeline project 22 Jul, 2016
Constitution Pipeline Co LLC, on 22nd July, 2016, made an appeal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for an extension of time to construct its 124-mile, 30-inch diameter interstate pipeline from Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to Schoharie County, New York. Constitution has requested that FERC’s Director of the Office of Energy Projects grant an extension of 24 months, until 2nd December, 2018.

Area hospitals get $3 million to expand emergency mental health care 22 Jul, 2016
Four hospitals in Wellington County are getting $3 million to improve and expand their emergency mental health services. Of the total cost $3 million, $2.4 million, goes to Guelph General Hospital, Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus gets $326,000 and hospitals in Palmerston and Mount Forest will share $326,000.

Enirgi Group and Lithium S to explore, develop in Argentina 22 Jul, 2016
Enirgi Group Corporation and lithium exploration company Lithium S Corporation have entered into an MoU that details a strategic collaboration to explore and develop lithium projects in northern Argentina. Enirgi Group will take an equity stake in Lithium S, and Lithium S will enter into a management services agreement with Enirgi Group for the provision of certain management and operational support. Lithium S also signed a technical support agreement to support the exploration of the properties and to study the feasibility of future lithium operations on the properties using Enirgi Group’s proprietary Direct Extraction Process (DEP) Technology

Audi Hawthorne dealership breaks ground on former Saw Mill multiplex 22 Jul, 2016
Audi has groundbroken on a new dealership at the former All Westchester Saw Mill Multiplex Cinemas in Hawthorne on 21st July, 2016. The new 71,000-square-foot, two-story facility comes from Audi Hawthorne, which comes from a group that also operates an Audi dealership in Danbury. New Jersey-based REDCOM Design & Construction LLC is handling the site work and construction. The new facility will feature a showroom and full-service car wash.

HHS awards $36 million to improve health center IT 22 Jul, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $36 million to increase information sharing through 50 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs). The awards are expected to aid more than 1,020 health centers in 41 states and Puerto Rico. These health centers provide preventive and primary health care to patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Voltalia picks Gamesa for 27 MW project in Brazil 22 Jul, 2016
Voltalia SA has chosen Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa to supply 13 of its turbines at a wind farm project in Brazil. The contract has already been signed and Gamesa will deliver, install and commission 13 wind turbines of 2.1 MW each at the 27 MW Vila Acre project. Vila Acre is located in the 1.2 GW Serra Branca cluster which also includes the operating wind farms of Areia Branca (90 MW) and Vamcruz (93 MW) as well as the 99 MW Vila Para project which is also under construction. The construction works at Vila Acre are scheduled to start in October 2016 while commissioning is slated for the third quarter of 2017, over an year earlier than the start date of its long-term power purchase contract.

DENSO Breaks Ground On New On-Site Consolidated Warehouse In Maryville, Tennessee 22 Jul, 2016
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. has broken ground on a 186,528-square-foot consolidated warehouse, located on its Maryville, Tennessee campus on 21st July, 2016. The project is a key portion of $400 million investment, that the company had announced to expand manufacturing lines last year. The warehouse is due to be complete by October 2017.

China Proposing to Invest USD 100 M in Car Wheel Plant in Ruse 22 Jul, 2016
CITIC Group has proposed to invest USD 100 M in a plant for the production of aluminium car wheels in the City of Ruse, Bulgaria. The proposed plant will create 300 jobs and comply with all environmental standards of the European Union.

SteelAsia to invest $600M in doubling rebar capacity 22 Jul, 2016
SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation will spend $600 million in four steel mills to double its current rebar production capacity and produce new steel products. These four mills include two rebar manufacturing facilities: a $150-million facility in Plaridel, Bulacan and a $100-million facility in Compostela, Cebu, another $150-million facility in Candelaria, Quezon for wire rod manufacture, and a $200-million mill in Cagayan de Oro for the production of steel section materials and plates. The Candelaria facility is expected to produce 600,000 tons of wire rods annually after its completion by 2019. The Cagayan de Oro facility will produce 600,000 tons of steel sections and 300,000 tons of plates in the next three to four years.

Jazeera to build new terminal at Kuwait airport 22 Jul, 2016
Kuwaiti government has allocated land to Jazeera Airways for the construction of a dedicated passenger terminal and car park buildings at Kuwait International Airport. The total investment in the project is likely to top KD14 million, and the work is due to be completed in 15 months, including the permits acquisitions phase.

BMW plans electric car battery factory in Thailand 22 Jul, 2016
BMW Group is considering building a new plug-in hybrid vehicle battery factory in Thailand at an investment of 2 billion baht. Construction is likely to start in the middle of next year.

Royal HaskoningDHV wins Saudi logistics park contract 22 Jul, 2016
Royal HaskoningDHV, an international project management consultancy, has been appointed by the Saudi Trade and Export Development Company (Tusdeer) to provide masterplanning and consulting engineering services to develop the 634,000 sq. mtrs Tusdeer Khumra Logistics Park (TKLP) in the Al Khumra district in south Jeddah. The TKLP’s site plan includes a logistics hub, warehouses constructed to international standards equipped with the capacity for dry and cold storage, container storage and handling and accommodation for workers.

GE-led consortium wins $117m power plant contract 22 Jul, 2016 2016
Bangladesh Power Development Board has awarded a $117 million order to a consortium led by General Electric for repowering of the Unit 3 of Ghorashal power plant. The project calls for repowering the existing steam turbine which is run by a gas-fired boiler by transforming it into a combined cycle power plant. The repowering will be achieved by installing a gas turbine and a heat recovery steam generator to generate an efficient 416.3 MW in combined cycle mode.

Itochu to invest in 217-MW wind-solar complex in Texas 22 Jul, 2016
Itochu Corp has entered into an agreement to invest in Apex Clean Energy’s 217 MW Cotton Plains wind-solar hybrid project in Texas, US. This week the company will invest in the project through a new subsidiary, to be created together with other investors, including Northleaf Capital Partners. The particular project includes a 201.6 MW wind park, consisting of 84 pieces of 2.4 MW turbines, and a 15.4 MW solar power station. The hybrid complex is currently under construction and is expected to start commercial operations during the first half of 2017.

HydraForce reveals £10 million factory at Advanced Manufacturing Hub 22 Jul, 2016
HydraForce has officially inaugurated an 120,000 sq ft, advanced manufacturing hub at Aston Hall Road, Birmingham on 22nd July, 2016. The new facility adds an additional 75,000 sq. ft of manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to boost production of its electrohydraulic cartridge valves and other products for the European market. The three-story building has production and testing areas on the ground floor, engineering and sales offices, and training areas on the first and second floors.

Top South Korean steel company keen to invest $500m in Georgia 22 Jul, 2016
POSCO’s representatives showed interest in investing $500 million in building the ultra-modern metallurgical plant in Georgia. In a bid to obtain information on the possibilities of carrying out this investment project the POSCO high officials arrived in Georgia.

Sumitomo Chemical to build new production facility in Chiba 22 Jul, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical is planning to build a new manufacturing facility at Chiba Works in Ichihara City for producing Poly Ether Sulfone (PES). The new facility will have the capacity to produce approximately 3,000t of PES per annum. With commercial-scale production scheduled to start from 2018, the company’s combined total PES capacity is expected to increase twofold.

Recipharm Expands Blow-Fill-Seal Capacity at France Facility 22 Jul, 2016
Recipharm will invest €18 million to expand Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) capacity at its site in Kaysersberg, France. The investment will include the introduction of a BFS high-speed filling and packaging line. The company will also prepare to add three additional filling lines to the facility in upcoming years, increasing the company’s BFS capacity by 50%.

$2.3 million expansion at Napoleon Products facility in Crittenden to add 30 jobs in Grant County 22 Jul, 2016
Wolf Steel, manufacturer of high-end grills, stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and HVAC units and accessories under the Napoleon brand, is opening its 30-job, $2.3 million-plus expansion in Crittenden. The new 80,583-square-foot warehouse adjoins Wolf Steel’s current facility on Miller Drive in Crittenden and frees up space for additional manufacturing and logistics.

India, Mexico approve 14 joint projects in science & tech 22 Jul, 2016

India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) have approved 14 joint projects in four focus areas of cooperation water, seismology, solar energy and biotechnology. This was decided at a meeting between the two sides in Mexico City on 18-19th July, 2016 for the 6th meeting of the Indo-Mexican Committee on Science and Technology.

Sempra US Gas & Power buys 100-MW wind project in Michigan 22 Jul, 2016
Sempra US Gas & Power LLC has acquired the 100 MW Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan from developer Geronimo Energy LLC. The project will enter the construction phase this autumn. The output will be sold under a 15-year contract to the utility Consumers Energy, part of CMS Energy. Once the plant is completed by the end of next year, the new owner and its affiliates and joint venture partners will own wind farms in eight US states with a combined capacity of over 1.3 GW.

Technip wins contract for SCT&E LNG’s $6.9bn export terminal in US 22 Jul, 2016
Technip has secured a contract for SCT&E LNG’s proposed $6.9bn Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal on Monkey Island in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US. Under the agreement, Technip will provide engineering services that are needed to develop the project including the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and support the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process. The project has total liquefaction capacity of 12 MTPA, which will be achieved through three identical 4 MTPA natural gas liquefaction trains, along with utilities, storage, and marine facilities. The contract will be executed by Technip’s operating centre in Houston, Texas, US.

Hydrogenics wins hybrid hydrogen power contract in northeast Thailand 22 Jul, 2016
Hydrogenics Corporation has been awarded a contract on the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT)’s Lam Takhong Wind Hydrogen Hybrid Project, along with Phraram 2 Civil Engineering Co., which will provide the services required to implement technology supplied by Hydrogenics. Hydrogenics’ portion of the project is projected to be worth approximately €4.3 million. The project capitalizes on Hydrogenics’ specialization as a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen (H2) generation machinery, and contributes to Southeast Asia’s first megawatt-scale renewable H2-based energy storage project.

Apple to open first Apple Store in Taiwan 22 Jul, 2016
Apple Inc is planning to open its first Apple Store in Taiwan, a move that comes after the company has raised USD 1.38 billion in a bond offering last month on the island that is home to many companies in its supply chain.

MOL Signs Deal on Long-Term Charter Contract for Uruguay LNG FSRU Project 22 Jul, 2016
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines on 22nd July, 2016 announced that Lakler S.A., 100% subsidiary of MOL, has officially agreed to conclude a long-term charter contract with Gas Sayago of Uruguay for a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) project, led by Gas Sayago. The contract will take effect upon governmental approval which is expected to be granted by the end of 2016. The FSRU will be equipped with the largest LNG storage tank (263,000m3) and supply gas to Uruguay and its neighboring countries. It is currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., in South Korea. After completion, it will enter 20 years charter starting in the first half of 2018.

Dominion seeks to build VA gas pipeline across preserved lands 22 Jul, 2016
Dominion is seeking federal approval to build a 600-mile pipeline to supply gas to utilities in Virginia and North Carolina. The pipeline route has not been finalized. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will formally begin regulatory review of the pipeline only after the route is settled. The line will carry gas extracted from shale formations in Ohio and West Virginia to customers in Virginia and North Carolina.

Ethiopia, Djibouti, China to launch $4B natural gas project 22 Jul, 2016
The physical work on a massive $4 billion cooperative natural gas project between Ethiopia, Djibouti, and China will soon be launched. The project is made up of a natural gas pipeline, a liquefaction plant, and an export terminal at Damerjog, Djibouti. The project, which includes a 700-kilometer pipeline capable of transporting up to 12 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year, will enable Ethiopia to export 10 million cubic meters of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to China annually. Chinese firm POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings will finance the project, which is set to take three years to complete.

Eurus Energy marks completion of 4-MW PV plant in Fukushima 22 Jul, 2016
Eurus Energy Holdings Corp has completed a 4-MW solar park in the prefecture of Fukushima. The photovoltaic plant, which consists of 19,000 panels, started commercial operations on 15th July, 2016. The solar park’s output is expected to meet the annual power demand of about 1,300 local households and to offset around 2,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.

Action Hotels’ proposed new Dubai hotel set for a flying start 22 Jul, 2016
Action Hotels PLC is to develop a new mid-market hotel in Dubai Healthcare City. The hotel shall open for business in the first quarter of 2018.

Evonik opens precipitated silica plant in Brazil 21 Jul, 2016
Evonik Industries has operationalised its plant manufacturing precipitated silica in Americana (Sao Paulo, Brazil). In addition, by building this new silica production plant, the company is also catering to the needs of the growing regional business in attractive specialty segments in South America’s food, animal feed, and agricultural industries.

Sika to expand construction chemical facility in Austria 21 Jul, 2016
Sika will invest around CHF 2.2 million for the expansion of its production site in Bludenz, Austria. The company will add a warehouse and a manufacturing line for waterbars at the existing site. The company has been producing construction chemicals in Vorarlberg since 1939, and has been continuously expanding the site since then.

Merck to invest $ 115 mn for expansion of life science campus in Massachusetts 21 Jul, 2016
Merck, the German science and technology company, plans to invest $115 million in a new campus in Burlington (Massachusetts, USA) that will serve as a major hub for its North American life science business. The 280,000-square-foot facility will serve as a premier global customer destination, housing both a customer service and call center and an M Lab Collaboration Center, a state-of-the-art, shared, exploratory environment where the company’s scientists and engineers work together with customers to help solve their toughest life science challenges.

Hyundai to open first standalone store for Genesis luxury brand in Seoul 21 Jul, 2016
Hyundai Motor plans to open its first dedicated store for its Genesis luxury car line at Starfield Hanam shopping mall near Seoul. The store will be be opened later this year by retailer Shinsegae Group near Seoul.

Vattenfall gives green light to £300m Aberdeen offshore wind farm 21 Jul, 2016
The Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm is on track to come online from early 2018, after Vattenfall confirmed it will invest more than £300m in the 92.4MW project. Onshore construction work on the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, which is also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), is scheduled to start later this year, with offshore construction due to start next year. The 11-turbine project is intended to test and demonstrate technologies and techniques capable of slashing the cost of offshore wind power.

Fabral continues to expand production capacity 21 Jul, 2016
Fabral is expanding its flat sheet and slit coil program in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. New slitting and blanking capacity will be added in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, beginning 1st September, 2016. The company is also planning to expand its manufacturing footprint and operational capacity over the coming months to enhance service, quality and product offering

Denso breaks ground on $400M expansion, begins hiring 21 Jul, 2016
Denso Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. has broken ground on 21st July, 2016 on a 186,528 square-foot warehouse, marking the first phase of a $400 million expansion, and has begun the hiring process for 500 new jobs. The new building will allow the company to consolidate various warehouse operations in the Maryville area so manufacturing space can be freed to produce head-up displays, instrument clusters, electronic controls and other automotive products.

Canfor opens two wood pellet plants in British Columbia 21 Jul, 2016
Canfor has opened two new wood pellet plants worth C$58 million in British Columbia, Canada. The two plants, located at Fort St. John and Chetwynd, are built at Canfor’s existing sawmills and have a combined annual production capacity of 175,000 tonnes of wood pellets. The Chetwynd plant began operations late last year, while the Fort St. John plant reached full operations earlier this year.

Bangladesh awards US$2.5bil coal-fired power project to Malaysia 21 Jul, 2016
Bangladesh has awarded a US$2.5bil project to build a 1,320-MW coal-fired power plant to Malaysia. If the parties decided to go ahead with the project after the completion of the feasibility study, they will form a Joint Venture (JV) company and conduct international tender to appoint the Engineering Procurement and Commission (EPC) contractor for the project. The project will be developed on a non-recourse financing basis and the JV company will sign a long-term power purchasing agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) as the sole off-taker of power from the project. The feasibility study is expected to take place within six to nine months, tender for EPC contract (three-six months), completion of project documentation to achieve financial close (nine-12 months) and construction will take four years.

Optimum Tracker to build Senegal’s biggest solar PV plant, 30 MW at Santhiou-Mekhé 21 Jul, 2016
Optimum Tracker (Meyreuil, France) a company specialized in the design, production and installation of solar trackers for large PV power plants, will install its tracking systems for the biggest PV plant in Senegal: 30 MW at Santhiou-Mekhé, Thies area in Senegal, for Solairedirect, an ENGIE subsidiary. 92,000 PV modules and 11,250 piles will be installed in a semi-desert area.

Turkey’s Sagun opens €7 processing plant 21 Jul, 2016
Turkish seafood firm Group Sagun has started processing in a new €7 million plant in Urla, a coastal town in the province of Izmir, for bluefin tuna, seabass, seabream and trout at the start of July. The 6,000 square meter plant is capable of producing fillets, gutted fish, or value-added products and retail packs.

Ukraine. Svarog West group will construct soybean crushing plant 21 Jul, 2016
Svarog West Group corporation will construct a new soybean crushing plant with raw material crushing capacity-100-110 MT/day. Apart from soybean oil and meal, the plant will apply advanced processing for production of high protein products using its own non-GM raw material. D. Engineering company will do the construction works. Plant’s launching date has not been announced yet.

Exxonmobil To Expand Specialty Elastomers Plant In Wales 21 Jul, 2016
ExxonMobil plans to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales. The project, expected to be completed in late 2017, will result in a 25-percent increase in its global capacity to manufacture Santoprene ThermoPlastic Vulcanizate (TPV), high-performance elastomers used for automotive, industrial and consumer applications.

Anhui Conch signs Ulyanovsk plant agreement 21 Jul, 2016
Anhui Conch Cement is planning to build a greenfield cement plant with a capacity of 5000 TPD and an investment of US$500m in Ulyanovsk, Russia. The interim governor of the Ulyanovsk region indicated that the agreement became a sort of a quality mark of an investment climate of the region.

Trillium to build 29 CNG fueling stations in Pennsylvania 21 Jul, 2016
Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) selected Trillium for a contract under which the company will design, build and maintain the CNG facilities. Seven of the 29 facilities will be open to the public with the option to add additional sites in the future. The agreement also includes CNG-related updates to existing transit maintenance and storage facilities. Construction on the first three facilities will begin later this year and are expected to open early next year.

Extell Plans A 13-Story Building At 501 Third Avenue 21 Jul, 2016
Extell Development plans for a 13-story, mixed-use development at 501 Third Avenue, at the corner of 34th Street on the border between Kips Bay and Murray Hill. The firm hopes to build 32 apartments and 5,600 square feet of retail, around the corner from the approach to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Those 32 apartments will be spread across 52,335 square feet of residential space, for an average unit of 1,635 square feet. Financial District-based DJ Associates Architect applied for the permits.

SRI building new Brazil plant to meet growing demand for truck tyres 21 Jul, 2016
Sumitomo Rubber Industries is investing 312 million real to add a truck and bus tyre manufacturing capability to its site in Fazenda Rio Grande, Paraná state. The investment will cover the cost of erecting a new 13,400 square metre premises adjacent to the existing passenger car and truck tyre manufacturing facility. The project is scheduled for completion by March 2019, with the intital capacity to roll out 500 tyres per day.

Construction of Oughterard Sewerage Plant to start next month 21 Jul, 2016
The construction of the new Oughterard Sewerage Scheme Plant will start next month. The new plant is part of a €4.2 million investment in the Oughterard Sewerage Scheme by Irish Water which will increase the capacity of the treatment facility to serve the town and surrounding area.

UAE group to build oil recycling plant in Romania 21 Jul, 2016
Chemie-Tech, will invest $62 million in a plant that recycles the oil used in the automotive industry in Oltenita, Romania. The factory will have the capacity to recycle 73,000 tonnes of used oil annually. The group will take a loan of $16.5 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in order to finance part of the investment.

Port Authority to contribute $600M to next phase of LaGuardia project 21 Jul, 2016
The second phase of LaGuardia Airport’s $8 billion redevelopment will get a $600 million boost from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The agency on 21st july, 2016 approved a contribution of up to $600 million to rebuild Delta’s Terminals C and D into a combined single facility that will connect to Terminal B. Port Authority also plans to ink a lease with Delta for the new terminals that will run through 2050.

First Honolulu metro phase 2 contract awarded 21 Jul, 2016
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation on 19th July, 2016 has been awarded a contract for the next phase of the city’s light metro line to a joint venture of Shimmick Construction, Traylor Bros and Granite Construction. Worth $874•8m, the design-build contract covers 8•4 km of elevated alignment between Aloha Stadium and Middle Street, as well as the construction of four stations at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Honolulu International Airport, Lagoon Drive and Middle Street. The first phase of the metro, between Easet Kapolei in the west and Aloha Stadium, is due to open next year.

Serbia’s Energoprojekt bags 14.7 mln euro road rehabilitation contract in Uganda 21 Jul, 2016
Energoprojekt Holding on 21st July, 2016 has signed a 14.7 million euro contract with the municipal government of Uganda’s capital Kampala, for the reconstruction of 10 urban roads. Under the deal, the company’s subsidiary Energoprojekt Niskogradnja will rehabilitate roads with a total length of 15.5 km. The deadline for project delivery is 20 months.

Travelodge reveals plans for 64-room hotel in Newark 14 Jul, 2016
Energoprojekt Holding on 21st July, 2016 has signed a 14.7 million euro contract with the municipal government of Uganda’s capital Kampala, for the reconstruction of 10 urban roads. Under the deal, the company’s subsidiary Energoprojekt Niskogradnja will rehabilitate roads with a total length of 15.5 km. The deadline for project delivery is 20 months.

Michigan hospital adds 26 beds in $12.4M expansion 20 Jul, 2016
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is building a $12.4 million expansion that will add 26 beds and a new Contact Center to its in-patient hospital campus in Cutlerville. The 35,000-square-foot addition includes 26,600 for the new patient wing, 5,600 for a new Contact Center and main entrance, and 2,800 square feet of existing space renovation. The project will be completed in spring 2017. BWBR Architects in Saint Paul, Minnesota designed the wing. Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals is the construction manager.

Metro Self Storage to Build New Facility in Addison, IL 20 Jul, 2016
Metro Storage LLC has purchased a parcel of land at 1951 W. Lake St. in Addison, Illinois, on which it plans to build a new Metro Self Storage facility. The two-story building will comprise 77,525 rentable square feet of storage space in 745 climate-controlled units. Property features will include double-bay, covered loading/unloading areas, ground-level access at two entry points, state-of-the-art security components, and a large, modern retail office. The facility is scheduled to open in July 2017.

Raffles Medical plans to spend $1b to expand in Asia 20 Jul, 2016
Raffles Medical Group will spend S$1 billion over the next three years to set up hospitals and clinics in Asia. About S$600 million will be used to spur growth outside its Singapore base, particularly in China, where an ageing population and government reforms are expected to boost demand for medical care.

Carlson Rezidor opens US $300m Rwanda hotel 20 Jul, 2016
Carlson Rezidor has opened the US $300 million, 292 rooms Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. The facility features two on-site restaurants, serving continental and Rwandan cuisine as well as the ‘Super Breakfast Buffet’; six food and beverage outlets, including The Lobby Bar & Lounge; 650 parking bays for guests; a fitness centre; an outdoor swimming pool; boutique retail shops; and a spa by Amani.

Mitchell Plastics to build $20.5 million facility in Sterling Heights 20 Jul, 2016
Mitchell Plastics, an automotive supplier will invest $20.5 million to build a facility in Sterling Heights. The company plans to build a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for the production of automotive interior parts at the former Sunnybrook Golf & Bowling Inc. site at 17 Mile and Van Dyke roads. The development is expected to include two new hotels

SNC-Lavalin wins $12.5M design contract for new Medicago facility in Quebec City 20 Jul, 2016

SNC-Lavalin Inc. has landed a $12.5 million contract to design a new facility for biopharmaceutical company Medicago. The 44,000 square-metre facility will be located within Quebec City’s Estimauville innovation park. Under the agreement, SNC will carry out preliminary and detailed engineering services, procurement of equipment critical to the process fabrication and the complete supply of automation integration services for the facility. Construction is expected to begin this fall.

Popeyes Chicken to open 4 more Dayton-area restaurants 20 Jul, 2016
The quick-serve restaurant chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is gearing up to more than double its footprint in the Dayton area, starting with a new restaurant in Springboro. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through will seat about 46. If all goes well with permits and approvals, the new restaurant shall be under construction by September 2016 and shall be opened by early 2017.

Architectural Coatings Company Expanding In Northwest Georgia 20 Jul, 2016
Top Gun Powder Coating & Architectural Coating, a provider of world class architectural finishes, will expand to create a total of 70 new jobs in Adairsville and Jasper, Georgia. The company will add 10 employees to its existing location in Jasper and create an additional 60 new jobs with the opening of a new facility in Adairsville to meet increased enterprise demands. The new facility is expected to be fully operational by August 2016.

Sterling & Wilson eyes 250 MW solar projects in Nigeria 20 Jul, 2016
Sterling & Wilson is aiming to develop nearly 250 MW projects in the next 2-3 years. The company is eyeing projects, which are being developed by international solar project developers, who have recently signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading under the feed-in-tariff program by power ministry of Nigeria.

FirstGroup wins milestone US rail contract 20 Jul, 2016
FirstGroup has won a contract to run a US passenger rail operation services on the outskirts of Dallas in Texas. The contract runs for nine years, with an option to extend for a further five. The contract has been awarded by the Denton County Transportation Authority.

Monadelphous Group wins Ichthys LNG contract 20 Jul, 2016
Monadelphous Group has won new contracts and additional works with a combined value of approximately AUS$140 million. Amongst these contracts, the company has won a contract to provide electrical and instrumentation works with JKC Australia for the product loading jetty at the Ichthys LNG project’s onshore LNG facilities. These facilities are located in Darwin, the Northern Territory, Australia.

Kineticor Announces 100 MW Peace River Power Project 20 Jul, 2016
Kineticor Resource Corp. has entered into long term agreements with multiple oil and gas producers to construct, own and operate the 100 MW Peace River power project. The project has an expected capital cost of over $100 million. Subject to regulatory and environmental approval, the company anticipates bringing the project into commercial operation in the second half of 2017.

Chinese CONCH builds $500 m cement plant in Russia 20 Jul, 2016
CONCH intends to build a cement plant to produce 5,000 tons of cement per day in the Ulyanovsk region. Ulyanovsk Regional Development Corporation is investing $500 m in the construction of the facility.

Aramco signs deals for $13bn Fadhili gas project 20 Jul, 2016
Saudi Aramco signed four major engineering contracts related to its Fadhili gas processing project. The contracts include: Larsen & Tubro for Fadhili offshore facilities; Saudi KAD for Fadhili downstream; Saudi Electric Company and Engie for the Fadhili Combine Heat & Power (CHP); and Al Subeae & Sons Investment Holding Company for the Fadhili residential camp. The project will be developed at a total cost exceeding $13.3 billion and it is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.

MTN, UNDP construct ICT centre at Tolon 20 Jul, 2016
MTN Ghana Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has constructed an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre at Tolon to serve as a training centre on basic ICT skills. The facility, stocked with 20 fully-connected computers amongst other ICT gadgets, is to help facilitate computer literacy education in the Tolon District.

Scarborough Group and CNEEC sign EPC agreement for heat and power plant project in Serbia 20 Jul, 2016
Scarborough Group International has signed an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) agreement with the China National Electric Engineering (CNEEC) to develop a new €230m, 240 MW combined cycle natural gas-fuelled heat and power plant project in City of Loznica, Serbia under two phases. The Phase I is designed to provide 120 MW of power and will commence construction by the end of this year, expected to be in operation by the end of 2018. Nearly one year later, Phase II will be able to produce the remaining 120 MW of energy.

City gives final approval for new hotel in downtown area 20 Jul, 2016
Cobblestone Hotels has been given the final approval of its conditional-use request to build a four-story, 61-unit hotel in the downtown area of Stevens Point by the Stevens Point Common Council on 18th July, 2016.

Four Points opens third hotel in Virginia 20 Jul, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the brand’s third hotel in Virginia. Owned and managed by Surfside Resort Inc., the new hotel features 99 fully renovated and spacious guest rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean or the boardwalk and 5,800 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space.

$100m cassava plant coming to Kwara community 19 Jul, 2016
Two American investors, Ecotech-rab and Tranfeed Group along with their Nigerian partner, Satco Global Group will establish the cassava production and processing factories in Edidi, Irepodun Local Government Area in the next 18 months. The factories are expected to gulp a sum of $100 million.

DSME to Start Construction of 3 Trillion Won Oil Production Plant 19 Jul, 2016
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) is expected to resume the construction of an oil production plant worth 3 trillion won. The final investment decision on the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan has been recently made by multinational oil companies including Chevron and ExxonMobil, it will kick off building the oil production plant, an order it obtained from Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO), the operator of the Tengiz oilfield. TCO is a consortium of oil majors including Chevron (50 percent shares) and ExxonMobil (25 percent).

Pochin’S To Build 90K Sq Ft Depot 19 Jul, 2016
Pochin, a construction and property specialist is set to build a 90,000 sq. ft depot for SP Energy Networks at its Midpoint 18 business park, Middlewich. The depot will include 17,500 sq. ft of warehousing and offices as well as yard facilities. Work on the project is set to begin this month.

ContiTech signs memorandum of understanding for new hose plant in Qingdao, China 19 Jul, 2016
ContiTech has signed an MoU for a new automotive hoses plant in Sino-German Eco Park of Qingdao West Coast New Area, China. The company plans to invest more than €20 million for the first step, to be set up with an initial floor space of approximately 15,000 sq. mtrs. Depending on market development the company intends to further expand the new plant in a timeframe of five years and is expected to be completed by 2020.

NNPC to set up renewable energy plant in Benue 19 Jul, 2016
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation plans to set up a renewable energy plant in Benue, that will use agro products to generate energy. The project, costing about $300 million, will be financed through joint partnership with foreign partners. The corporation has already secured technical partners that are ready to support the project.

Cambrex Corporation Completes Expansion at Iowa Facility 19 Jul, 2016
Cambrex Corporation on 12th July, 2016 has announced the completion and validation of a $50-million production and warehousing expansion at its cGMP Charles City, Iowa site. The new 7500 sq-ft. multi-purpose manufacturing facility will initially add a total of 70 m3 of glass-lined and Hastelloy reactors ranging in size from 7m3 to 16m3, along with 6m2 Hastelloy agitated filter dryers to provide a flexible, multi-purpose configuration, and will be capable of handling potent APIs at an Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) of down to 1 μg/m3.

Europlasma gets EUR 12m for 10 MW biogas plant 19 Jul, 2016
Europlasma will receive EUR 12 million in funding to start work on a 10 MW biogas power plant in western France. France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has selected the CHO Tiper project of Europlasma in Thouars, Western France, to receive EUR 12 million repayable advance, reimbursable over 6 years after commissioning at a fixed IRR of 0.99%. CHO Tiper will use the group’s proprietary plasma torch technology to produce electricity from industrial and commercial waste and biomass.

Saudi to build new shipbuilding complex 19 Jul, 2016

Saudi Arabia plans to build a shipbuilding complex on its eastern coast to support its oil exports. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expects demand for its oil to rise to approximately 33 million barrels a day in 2017 – 142,000 a day more than in June.

Air Products to build new gas plant in China 19 Jul, 2016
Air Products will build a new plant and associated infrastructure at the Pukou Economic Development Zone in Nanjing, China to supply the high-purity gases to manufacturers of integrated circuits and other products.

Gas Co. proposes $5 million pipeline to Mexico 19 Jul, 2016
New Mexico Gas Co. plans to build the first natural gas pipeline in Mexico. The company will seek a federal permit to begin building the pipeline and expects construction to be completed by the end of the year. The $5 million project will involve extending the company’s existing pipeline in Santa Teresa about five miles to the Mexican border, as well as making it wider in order to increase capacity. The project will be funded at shareholder expense.

UK’s Bonar to invest €5.8m to expand Slovak geosynthetics plant 19 Jul, 2016
Low & Bonar is set to expand production capacity at its geosynthetic products plant at Ivanka pri Nitre near Nitra in Slovakia. The company will invest €5.8m to construct a new 8,000 sq. mtrs production hall at the site. The company makes use of polypropylene, polyester, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyamide to manufacture woven and non-woven geosynthetics for use in the construction of roads, airfields, railways, ports and for erosion protection. The expansion project is scheduled to be completed by the opening months of 2018.

Large textile production zones proposed in Vietnam 19 Jul, 2016
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed the development of large textile and garment Industrial Zones (IZs) to attract investment in dyeing, and fabric and yarn production. The 500 hectares to 1,000 hectares zones will attract local and foreign investment for high-end products.
The proposal also targets the development of transport infrastructure connecting the large industrial zones to ports and logistic centres and reduce transportation costs.

Malaysia and Singapore to build high-speed rail link by 2026 19 Jul, 2016
Singapore and Malaysia are to build a high-speed rail link. The two countries signed an MoU for the link with a bilateral agreement to be finalised by the end of the year. The rail link will have six stations in addition to its terminals in Singapore and Bandar Malaysia, about 7 km from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Rail companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Europe have expressed interest in the project.

Sharp to jointly develop a 10 MW solar plant in Mongolia 19 Jul, 2016
The 10 MW site, to be developed by Sharp, Shigemitsu Shoji, and Solar Power International LLC, will be the first large-scale solar plant and will be partially financed by the Japanese government. A 291,000 sq. mtrs piece of land will be used for the facility. Sharp will be supplying PV modules, mounting structures and inverters, while also providing system designing and engineering services. Shigemitsu Shoji, will take part in the development, and will provide operational and management services to the plant for the next 25 years. Solar Power International LLC, will also play a role.

Kerjaya Prospek wins RM214mil construction job for Malacca project 19 Jul, 2016
Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd (KPSB), a unit of Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd, has accepted a letter of award from Apple 99 Development Sdn Bhd to undertake work for The Apple and Courtyard by Marriott development project in Malacca for RM213.75mil. The contract is for the projec’s main building works involving, among others, a 16-storey hotel building with 284 rooms known as Courtyard by Marriott, a 32-storey service suite building with 361 units of service apartments, and an eight-storey podium of car parks. This is a joint-venture project between garment manufacturer-cum-property developer Yong Tai Bhd and Apple 99. The construction work, which will be undertaken by KPSB, is expected to start on 1st August, 2016 and is slated for completion on 31st October, 2018.

New hotel coming to Spartanburg 19 Jul, 2016
Pinnacle Hospitality is planning to build the 116-room Hilton Garden Inn at WestGate Towncenter, scheduled be completed in September 2017. The six-story hotel will feature guest rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a full-service restaurant etc.

Deskera to invest S$50 million in cloud data centre in Singapore 19 Jul, 2016
Deskera, a cloud-based software provider will invest S$50 million over the next three years to build its own cloud data centre in Singapore. This cloud data centre will support Deskera’s cloud-based integrated business management software and provide business-focused Internet Service Provider (ISP) services.

Mountain Equipment Co-op to open 2 new Calgary stores amid economic slump 19 Jul, 2016
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) plans to open two new stores in Calgary over the next three years. The first of the new stores will be located in the Seton Urban District in south Calgary and will be 30,000 square feet in size, scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. The store will feature an assortment of products for activities like camping, climbing, hiking, cycling, running, fitness, yoga, paddlesports and snowsports. The second of Calgary’s new MEC locations will be located in West Calgary, within the Trinity Hills development being constructed adjacent to Canada Olympic Park. The store, which will be 27,000 square feet in size, is expected to open in 2019.

Bacon Processing Plant In Winnipeg Set To Expand 18 Jul, 2016
The federal and provincial government are investing $500,000 in an expansion project that will increase Bacon’s production at Maple Leaf Food, Winnipeg. The funds will go towards new processing and packaging equipment for the bacon production line

Siouxland Ethanol starts construction on $8.5 million expansion project 18 Jul, 2016
Siouxland Ethanol has started the construction of its $8.5 million expansion project on 18th July, 2016 by adding two new fermenters. The expansion project is set to be completed by December.

Itochu joining wind power project in Texas 18 Jul, 2016
Itochu is taking part in a wind power project in the U.S. state of Texas, with the aim of bringing the plant operational around March. The project, which will also include a solar power farm, will likely cost over $300 million. Itochu unit Tyr Energy is working with such partners as a U.S. energy company and a Canadian investment fund to set up and operate the facility. Already under construction, the plant will have the capacity to generate around 220,000 kW of power, enough to supply about 76,000 households. Output is to be sold to U.S. power companies.

DSI bags $61.5m water network contract in Iraq 18 Jul, 2016

Drake & Scull International (DSI) has been awarded a $61.5m Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a water injection network installation project at the Zubair oil field in Basra, Iraq. The contract has been awarded by ENI Iraq B.V. (EIBV), a subsidiary of the Italian oil and gas multinational firm ENI S.p.A. Under the terms of the agreement, Drake and Scull Oil & Gas (DSOG) will oversee the EPC of a gas supply pipeline system to a power plant in addition to water injection systems consisting of flow lines, trunk lines, manifold stations and wellheads hook-up work to enhance oil recovery. Mobilisation activity on the project has commenced with a scheduled completion of early 2018.

Eby-Brown to open new distribution facility in Shepherdsville, US 18 Jul, 2016
Eby-Brown Company plans to open a new modern 300,000 sq. ft distribution facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, US. The new center will open in January 2017. With around 1,933,000 sq. ft of warehouse space, the firm owns and operates eight distribution facilities across the Midwest, Mid-South, Southeast, Northeast, and East Coast.

Egyptian dairy company Domty to invest $27 mln to boost production 18 Jul, 2016
Arabian Food Industries Co (Domty) is planning to invest $27 million in 2016-17 to fund expansion and increase production capacity. The company plans to open a new factory next month that will increase juice production and start the new line of baked goods. Further, it also plans to begin producing yellow cheese by the first quarter of 2017.

Algeria, Indonesia group to invest $4.5 bn in mining 18 Jul, 2016
Algeria and an Indonesian group on 18th July, 2016 signed three accords to invest $4.5 billion in phosphate mining, as the North African state aims to consolidate its position in the industry. The deals are signed by Algerian public companies Asmidal and Manal and Indonesia’s Indorama Corporation. The strategic aim of this partnership is to transform five million tonnes of phosphates into phosphate-based fertilisers and to produce one million tonnes of ammonium and 800,000 tonnes of calcium ammonium nitrate.

Cemex set to invest $300m in building new cement factory 18 Jul, 2016
Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc. will spend $300 million to build a new plant with an annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. The plant, scheduled to be operational by the second half of 2019, will be funded using the company’s cashflow.

Essel Propack opens packaging facility in Colombia 18 Jul, 2016
Essel Propack, part of the $ 2.4 billion Essel Group, has inaugurated a new plant at Cali in Colombia for manufacturing laminated plastic tubes. With the new facility, with a capacity to manufacture 180 million tubes a year, the company will target the high-value beauty & cosmetics category along with a pharma clean room for its new generation laminated tubes.

Samsung close to winning US$2.5 bln deal for offshore LNG facility 18 Jul, 2016

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., has secured a US$2.5 billion deal to build a floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility abroad. The shipbuilder, a unit of Samsung Group, is leading a consortium made up of French multinational Technip and Japan’s JGC in the project, valued at a total of $5.4 billion. The order has been placed by the Italian hydrocarbon company ENI.

Lifecore Biomedical completes $9M facility upgrade 18 Jul, 2016
Lifecore Biomedical has finished up a $9 million upgrade of its facility in Chaska. The project, designed by St. Paul-based BWBR and constructed by St. Louis Park-based Knutson Construction, includes a 2,000-square-foot remodel and 30,000-square-foot addition to Lifecore’s facility at 3515 Lyman Boulevard. Construction was started in August 2015.

Freudenberg Medical expands silicone molding and extrusion facility 18 Jul, 2016
Freudenberg Medical has added 10,000 square feet of office and warehouse space at its silicone molding and extrusion operation in Carpinteria, California. The company develops and manufactures specialty components and minimally invasive products for the global medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Feds OK Sempra LNG expansion 18 Jul, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy has gave approval for the Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG facility near the Gulf Coast of Louisiana on 18th July, 2016. Cameron LNG’s export capacity will increase by an additional 1.41 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the United States. The first phase of Cameron’s $10 billion liquefaction project is scheduled to go online in 2018. Mitsui and Mitsubishi of Japan and France-based ENGIE have partnered with Sempra on the Cameron project, signing 20-year contract commitments to take delivery of LNG and shipping it to clients around the world.

UK association plans to build 1-GW solar plant in Iran 18 Jul, 2016
Iran’s Energy Ministry and the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) have signed a pact for the construction of a 1,000 MW solar power complex and a 500 MW panel factory in the Western Asian country. The total cost of the solar power plant will be USD 1.6 billion, while the factory will require an investment of about USD 28 million. The developers will seek financing from foreign investors for the project. The panel production facility will be a joint venture with local firms.

Tadmax power plant gets green light 18 Jul, 2016
Tadmax Resources Bhd has got the nod for a RM3 billion, 1,000 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant project. The project will be developed on Tadmax’s 60-acre piece of land on Pulau Indah. The company will still need to negotiate the terms and tariffs with the Energy Commission as well as a power purchase agreement with Tenaga Nasional Bhd.

Vietnam’s steel giant seeks to develop $3.8 billion complex 18 Jul, 2016
Hoa Sen Group plans to spend US$3.8 billion on a steel mill complex in the central province of Ninh Thuan. The new plan will cover more than 1,700 hectares to house a steel mill with an annual output of 6 million tons and a solar panel plant among other facilities. The Hoa Sen Ca Na-Ninh Thuan Steel Mill Complex, as it is officially known, is originally developed by the shipping giant Vinashin and Malaysia’s Lion Group with a projected cost of $9.8 billion.

Alexion breaks ground on expansion project 18 Jul, 2016
Alexion has broken ground on its $200 million expansion project on 18th July, 2016. The company is investing $84 million in the first phase of the project, with an estimated $200 million being invested in the next five years. The expanded facilities will include a new laboratory space, offices, a warehouse, commercial production area and a new cafeteria.

Ashok Leyland to set up bus assembly unit in Kenya 17 Jul, 2016
Ashok Leyland will be setting up a bus assembly plant in Kenya with an investment of Rs. 70 crore as part of its global expansion plans. The new plant will serve at least three neighbouring countries, besides catering to local demand.

Apollo Tyres to open unit in Hungary by next year 17 Jul, 016
Apollo Tyres has indicated that its Hungary greenfield project is on track and will roll out the first tyre from the new factory by first quarter of 2017. The company will invest more than €400 million for the new unit. The company is engaging with leading OEMs in Europe and will also leverage its OEM associations in India. To make an entry in the OEM market, the company has opened a new R&D office in Frankfurt, to be closer to its customers in the region.

American Outpost Expands Handcrafted Furniture Manufacturing Facility in Macon GA 17 Jul, 2016
American Outpost, LLC, maker of handcrafted conference tables and office furnishings has expanded into a second location in Macon Georgia. The new 12,000 square feet manufacturing facility provides additional space needed to scale up production capacity and expand the company’s product line. The location additionally houses corporate offices and a design showroom.

Jigawa Signs 80 MW Plant Deal 17 Jul, 2016
The Jigawa State government has signed a 80 MW plant deal at an investment of approximately $USD 150 million. The Nova Scotia Power project has been developed by CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and Business Process Solutions Consult (BPS), a Nigerian strategic consulting firm. NSPDL plans to begin construction in 2017, with operations beginning a year later.

UGI gets OK to start full pipeline construction 17 Jul, 2016
UGI Energy has received the go-ahead this week to begin full construction of its $160 million, 34-mile natural gas pipeline that will fuel the 1,124 MW Hummel Station power plant under construction in Shamokin Dam. The pipeline will deliver a maximum of more than 200 billion BTUs of natural gas daily an estimated 90 percent of it to be financed by Panda Power Funds, of Texas, on a 20-acre parcel at the site of Sunbury Generation’s former coal-fired plant. The power plant is expected to be operating by the close of 2017.

Carillion unit wins $311m PDO contract extension 17 Jul, 2016
Carillion Alawi, one of the unit of the construction group Carillion, has won a four-and-half-year contract extension from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for its integrated facilities management services in Oman. As per the $311 million contract, it will provide integrated facilities management services at 12 locations across the sultanate. Under this contract extension, which will begin this month, the firm will continue to focus on delivering safe, cost effective services by driving cost reduction and efficiency through reducing waste, improving productivity and reshaping service delivery.

DuPont Pioneer expands Saskatoon research facility 17 Jul, 2016
DuPont Pioneer has expanded its Saskatoon multi-crop research facility at an open house on 15th July, 2016. The expanded facility will house breeding programs for canola, soybean and ultra-early maturity corn. The company has invested $35 million in research and development in Western Canada over the past five years, opening and expanding research centres at Edmonton and Lethbridge, Alberta and Carman, Manitoba, in addition to the Saskatoon expansion.

Transnet Expands Capacity On Coal Lines 17 Jul, 2016
The first phase in the expansion of the coal line between the Waterberg in Limpopo and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has been completed. The project entailed the construction of a 1.8km long passing loop at Matlabas, enabling 100 wagon trains to cross without disrupting the operation of other trains on the line. The second phase includes the construction of a 2.8km loop in Thabazimbi, building a new 5km line to connect the loops at Bleskop and Norite, as well as creating a double line section. A new 7km line will be built to connect the loops in Dam and Onderstepoort, creating another double line section.

Heliopolis to build key treatment plant in Egypt 16 Jul, 2016
Heliopolis Company for Housing and Development plans to set up a water tertiary treatment plant in capital Cairo at an investment of E£100 million. A contract will be signed between Heliopolis and National General Contracting & Supplies Company, an affiliate to the Ministry of Defence, for the water tertiary treatment plant. Heliopolis Company for Housing and Development, is responsible for utilizing the new city project in favour of the project’s developer, Sodic.

Food processing, storage company plans $18M warehouse expansion 16 Jul, 2016
Cloverleaf Cold Storage is planning an $18 million expansion of its warehouse in Sioux City. The addition will bolster warehouse space by 50 percent, or 140,000 square feet, allowing it to store more than 750 truckloads of refrigerated food products.

Basma, Klampfer ink $32m Sharjah hotel deal 16 Jul, 2016
A formal agreement to build the $32.6 million Novotel Sharjah Expo, an exclusive business hotel, has been signed between Basma Group and Klampfer Middle East, a leading construction firm. Featuring world-class amenities, the luxurious business hotel will comprise 200 rooms that fall under three categories-standard rooms, club floor rooms and executive suites. The hotel will also feature a business centre with workstations and two meeting halls including a large meeting-cum-function hall of approximately 200 sq. mtrs. The Novotel Sharjah Expo, to be managed by Accor Hotel Services Middle East, will be integral to meeting the demand of the emirate’s tourism sector.

BorgWarner to expand r&d operations in Michigan, add 76 jobs 15 Jul, 2016
BorgWarner Inc. plans to spend $27 million to expand its Auburn Hills operations near Detroit, Michigan. The new R&D work is expected to help improve gas mileage and address federal fuel economy standards. The Michigan Strategic Fund unit awarded a $750,000 performance-based grant to BorgWarner for the project.

Fiat Chrysler to invest over $1 billion in Ohio, Illinois plants 15 Jul, 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will invest more than $1 billion in its assembly plants in Illinois and Ohio to retool them to boost production of its Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler. The company will invest $350 million in its assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois to produce Jeep Cherokee. The SUV’s production will move to the plant from its current location in Toledo, Ohio, in 2017. The company will invest $700 million in its Toledo facility to prepare the north plant to produce redesigned Jeep Wrangler.

Mary Kay to invest $100m in new cosmetics manufacturing facility in US 15 Jul, 2016

Mary Kay plans to invest $100m in a new manufacturing and research and development facility in Lewisville, Texas, US. Spanning around 470,000ft², the facility will produce skincare and colour cosmetics to serve Mary Kay’s more than 3.5 million independent salesforce members across the world. Construction on the proposed facility will begin in September, with plans to complete the work in the first quarter of 2018.

Jumbo Self Storage Proposes 4-Story Facility for Quincy, MA 15 Jul, 2016
Jumbo Self Storage LLC is seeking city approval to build a four-story facility on a portion of a large boat-storage yard in Quincy, Massachusetts. The company plans to purchase only a portion of the boat yard from owners Paul Griffith and Michael Scalisi of Quincy Maritime Park LLC. The remaining space will continue to serve as boat storage. The facility will comprise 122,900 square feet of storage space in 1,062 units as well as include 12 parking spots, green space and a loading area. The property will be operated by a self-storage management company.

BioStem Technologies, Inc. Begins Construction of New Laboratory Facility 15 Jul, 2016
BioStem Technologies, Inc. has commencement the construction of the company’s new pharmaceutical grade laboratory facility. The new, state-of-the-art facility will house multiple general labs, clean rooms, and small batch manufacturing rooms to support production and development of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cell based products.

Lufthansa Technik to open Heathrow component facility 15 Jul, 2016
Lufthansa Technik plans to open a new parts warehouse at London Heathrow Airport. The facility will operate continuously all year and aims to improve links to existing contracts for its Total Component Support offering.

John Lewis the latest UK retailer to expand to Australia 15 Jul, 2016
John Lewis is set to expand into the Australian market, with plans to launch six concessions in department store chain Myer by 2017. It is anticipated the company will open its first shop-in-shop before Christmas in Myer’s new Warringah estate in Sydney’s northern beaches district. Further, it will then expand to Melbourne, Perth, Bondi in Sydney’s east, Chadstone in Melbourne’s south-east and in downtown Sydney by early 2017.

Korean Group Keen To Instal 100 Mw Solar Plant Near Karachi 15 Jul, 2016
Hansol Technics will install a 100 MW solar PV power plant near Karachi. The company’s local representative Ehsanullah Sheriff has submitted relevant papers to Secretary Energy, Government of Sindh. The plant will be based on BOT (Built Operate and Transfer) basis.

Stornoway Commences Ore Processing at Renard Diamond Project 15 Jul, 2016
Stornoway Diamond Corporation has commenced the processing of ore at the Renard Diamond Project. This marks the beginning of a processing ramp-up designed to achieve 100% of plant nameplate capacity (2.16Mtonnes/annum at 78% plant utilization) within 9 months. Commercial production at Renard is defined as the maintenance of ore processing for 30 days at 60% of nameplate capacity. As of 13th July, 2016, 1,002,888 tonnes of ore has been stockpiled, sufficient to commence and maintain the planned ramp-up.

North Kansas City Hospital will build 11-acre medical office park in Platte County 15 Jul, 2016
North Kansas City Hospital plans to construct a medical office park in central Platte County. The hospital plans to construct as many as five buildings totaling nearly 100,000 square feet of medical office space. The board of trustees for the public hospital owns the 11 acres of undeveloped property at the northeast corner of Northwest 101st Terrace and Ambassador Drive. Construction on the medical office park will commence this year, which will open in 2017. The Kansas City Council approved a development plan for the project in June 2016.

Healthsouth And Novant Health Announce Plans To Build An Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital 15 Jul, 2016
HealthSouth Corporation and Novant Health, Inc., have formed a joint venture to file a Certificate of Need application to build a 68-bed, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Certificate of Need application requests that the rehabilitation unit currently located at the Novant Health Rehabilitation Center at 3333 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem be relocated to the newly constructed hospital, once complete. The new hospital will provide comprehensive, inpatient physical rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain injury, complex orthopedic conditions as well as other major illnesses or injuries.

DDC to expand product line to boost business 15 Jul, 2016

Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) will be launching three new products, packaged tea milk, milk whitener and fodder from the next fiscal year. The company has finished preparations to begin quality fodder production. It will be using the infrastructure of the defunct Animal Feed Production Development Committee in Hetauda.

Siam Retail eyes network expansion 15 Jul, 2016
Siam Retail Development Co plans to expand its network of malls in various formats, under Terminal 21 and other retail brands, in cities around Thailand. A new mall in Pattaya is scheduled to open in 2018, with Khon Kaen also in the pipeline, costing between Bt5 billion and Bt6 billion for each project. The company’s current shopping-centre project, Terminal 21 Korat, is reaching its final construction stage and will be ready to open in December. The complex occupies 200,000 square metres of retail space and cost about Bt6 billion. About 90 per cent of the retail space of Terminal 21 Korat is already leased.

Linde in P1.3-B upgrade of Pampanga plant 15 Jul, 2016
Linde Philippines Inc. will invest P1.3 billion to upgrade its nitrogen processing facility in Pampanga. Once completed, the manufacturing facilities at the site will be able to produce more than 400 tons per day of liquefied gases and related products. The facility is expected to go on stream by 2018.

Chinese Investors to Set Up Tile Plant 15 Jul, 2016
Chinese investors will invest $100 million to set up a factory that will manufacture roofing tiles in Tanzania. Goodwill Ceramic will start constructing the factory to produce 800,000 roofing tiles per day at Mkiu village, Mkuranga District in Coast region. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2016. The company also intends to set up a total of seven factories in several African countries including in Tanzania.

Nordex receives two orders for more than 30 MW in Greece 14 Jul, 2016

The Nordex Group has obtained two new orders from Terna Energy SA for wind-farm projects near Athens in Greece. Altogether Nordex will be supplying eight N100/3300 and two N90/2500 turbines. For the Mougoulios wind-power project, Nordex will provide five machines from the N100/3300 series. In addition, the company will equip the Plagia Psiloma wind farm with three N100/3300 and two N90/2500 turbines. It will also assume responsibility for servicing the turbines for at least five years. Construction work for the infrastructure has already started

8,000-tonne capacity sugar mill to be set up in DI Khan 14 Jul, 2016
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPEZDMC) signed an MoU with Alman Seyyam Sugar Mills to establish a new industrial set-up in Dera Ismail Khan. Alman Seyyam is setting up a mill on an area of 100 acres with a daily production capacity of 8,000 tonnes. The MoU has been signed considering the agreement that the KPEZDMC will provide Alman Seyyam its consultancy services from inception till the project completion, including arrangement of regulatory approvals from relevant authorities.

GAC wins US warehouse and distribution contract from Pacific Drilling 14 Jul, 2016

Pacific Drilling has selected GAC worldwide subsidiary to manage its warehousing and distribution services of its two offshore rigs in the US Gulf of Mexico. GAC North America-Logistics will use 181,000 ft² Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) status warehouse space to help Pacific Drilling to offset and reduce its procurement costs and better utilize tooling and inventory and it will also use its facility in Belle Chasse of Louisiana to offer ship spares services and weekly consolidations for containers to be shipped out to the rigs through Port Fourchon.

Lucky Cement to invest Rs 20bn for establishing its new plant 14 Jul, 2016
Lucky Cement will be investing Rs. 20 billion to set up a 2.3 million tonnes per year cement plant near the city of Chakwal, in an area called Buchhal Kalan, Kallar Kahar, Punjab, Pakistan. The company is currently engaged with the Government of Punjab for acquisition of land for the project. Similarly, it is also in the process of finalising a contract with the equipment supplier and all these activities are likely to be completed by the end of 2016. It is expected that the plant will become operational by 2018.

ezStorage Opens New Self-Storage Facility in Burtonsville, MD 14 Jul, 2016
ezStorage Corp., has opened a newly built facility at 4001 Sandy Spring Road in Burtonsville, Maryland. The property offers 930 climate-controlled units ranging in size from 25 to 300 square feet. Security features include 24-hour video surveillance, electronic gate and building access, exterior and interior lighting, and unit-specific passcodes.

ZF invests over Rs 21 crore in Radar Facility in Brest, France 14 Jul, 2016

ZF will invest around Rs. 21 crore at its state-of-the-art radar facility located in Brest, France. The investment is being utilized for new equipment, tooling and components for the development of its next generation radar sensor, as well as a 500 square meter expansion of the warehouse. The facility produces around 300,000 units per year, and the company anticipates that this figure will exceed one million by 2020.

Shawcor awarded Tuxpan Pipeline coating contract 14 Jul, 2016

Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG) has awarded the Shawcor pipe coating group a US$231 million conditional contract for pipeline coating solutions on the Tuxpan Gas Pipeline project. The contract involves coating approximately 690 km of 42 inch pipe with the application of concrete weight coating in a range of thicknesses, and supplying the installation of 5,000 sacrificial anodes. Coating is expected to commence in the beginning of 2017 and complete by the end of 2017. The work will take place at Shawcor’s new coating facility located in Altamira, Mexico, which features an automated pipe inspection and repair plant and two concrete weight coating pants capable of coating pipes up to 48 inch in diameter.

Amec Foster Wheeler to build 56 MW of solar parks for Dominion 14 Jul, 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler will build three solar parks in Virginia totalling 56 MW for the local unit of energy producer and distributor Dominion. At the end of last month, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved an application by Dominion Virginia Power to build and operate the 17 MW Scott Solar facility in Powhatan County, the 20 MW Whitehouse Solar plant in Louisa County and the 19 MW Woodland Solar park in Wight County. The total cost of the three projects is estimated at USD 129.5 million. All three plants are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

CLNG Tianjin to invest in Chinese LNG storage and transportation company 14 Jul, 2016
CLNG Tianjin has agreed to invest RMB45.9 million in LNG Group, a company that is involved in the investment, development, management and operation of LNG storage and transportation projects in China. Once the transaction has been completed, CLNG Tianjin will hold a 51% share in LNG Group.

Riddell begins construction on new manufacturing facility 14 Jul, 2016
Riddell has began the construction process of its new facility in North Ridgeville, Ohio on 30 acres of land. The 347,205 square-foot, new facility will be Riddell’s home for assembly of on-field football helmets and custom shoulder pads. Additionally, the company will relocate its production of full-size collectible football helmets and distribution of most football gear and apparel to the new facility. The new facility is expected to open in early 2017.

IAC commissions new Czech plant 14 Jul, 2016

International Automotive Components (IAC), an automotive interiors supplier’s new production facility in Prestice, Czech Republic, is fully operational. The facility has started producing its unique, lightweight injection moulded inner dash insulation for superior interior acoustical performance in two premium European Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers and it is expected to reach full capacity in 2018.

Sika opens construction chemicals plant in Australia 14 Jul, 2016
Sika has opened a new construction chemicals production plant in Bibra Lake near Perth in Western Australia. The new site will increase capacities for concrete admixtures and synthetic fibers, improve finished goods warehousing and logistics and accommodate future mortar production facilities.

Ivory Coast to begin construction of two power plants by 2017 14 Jul, 2016
Ivory Coast will start building a gas-fired power station near its commercial capital Abidjan. The new Songon power station to be built near Abidjan and a plant in Grand Bassam will each produce about 370 MW. The agreement has been signed, the technical study is underway, and if all goes well construction will begin before the end of the year. The Grand Bassam project is less advanced but construction will begin either this year or next. Both the projects are being financed by private investors in partnership with the state.

LM Wind Power breaks ground for new wind-turbine blade plant in Turkey 14 Jul, 2016

LM Wind Power, designer and manufacturer of wind-turbine blades, has broken ground for a 17-hectare piece of land in Bergama, Turkey, from the Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI). LM Wind’s investment in Turkey is supported by firm contractual commitments from a major customer. The factory ramp-up to production is expected to start by mid-2017 with an annual capacity of 500 MW, and an efficient way to expand to 2 GW.

Pan American commissions ore processing plant at La Colorada mine in Mexico 14 Jul, 2016
Pan American Silver has expanded its La Colorada mine in Mexico with the commissioning of a new sulphide ore processing plant. The company estimated capital spending at the mine to total around $163.8m over the period 2014 to 2017. The plant started processing sulphide ore, achieving production throughput rates of more than 1,400 tpd and more than 14,000t has already been treated. The expansion also includes construction of a new mine shaft, which is 618m-deep, and additional underground development to sustain production at 1,800tpd, as well as installation of a new 115kV power line.

Prosernat awarded major EPC project in South America 14 Jul, 2016
Prosernat has been awarded a significant project for an oil company in South America. This project concerns works related to a diesel hydrotreater modular plant for a refinery. The project has started with the launch of its first phase, for a sum of €7 million and it is divided into several phases, which could have a total estimated value of around €100 million. Delivery of the project is scheduled for the end of 2018.

Flat Group to build USD-200m solar glass factory in Vietnam 14 Jul, 2016
Flat Group has won an investment licence to build a USD-200-million solar glass factory at Dinh Vu Industrial Park in Hai Phong, Vietnam. The group received the licence from the Hai Phong Industrial Zone Management Board to construct the plant with an annual production capacity of 580,000 tonnes of solar glass on an area of 21.8 hectares. The factory is expected to become operational in late 2017.

Boralex to start construction of 15-MW wind farm in Canada 14 Jul, 2016
Boralex Inc’s construction of the 15 MW Moose Lake wind project in British Columbia will start on 18th July, 2016. The project has been developed by Boralex and Aeolis Wind Power Corp under BC Hydro’s standing offer programme. The CAD-70-million facility will consists of four turbines. It received electricity purchase agreement from BC Hydro in December 2015.

Citywest Hotel set for €13 million renovation and expansion 14 Jul, 2016
The Citywest Hotel is set to spend €13m on a major refurbishment and expansion. The planned investment will see a substantial upgrade to the site’s facilities, including its bedrooms, lobby, lounges, all public areas and the opening of a restaurant. The Saggart resort bars are refurbished earlier this summer and construction of new access roads and an expanded carpark have already been completed with the rest of plans expected to be finished by the end of 2016.

Travelodge reveals plans for 64-room hotel in Newark 14 Jul, 2016
Travelodge is planning to open a new 64-bedroom hotel in Newark town centre. Site owner and developer MF Strawson is seeking permission to demolish the remaining buildings on the site of the former Robin Hood Hotel in the town. In its place, the firm will construct three ground floor retail/restaurant units with the new hotel located on the two upper floors above. Lincoln-based chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co is development consultant to M F Strawson. Work could start on the development towards the end of 2016 if planning consent is granted.

Chinese Company Wins Contract for Expansion of Kenyan Road 14 Jul, 2016
The Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) has awarded China Wu Yi the contract for the upgrade of a section of the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The reconstruction will include the construction of 13 bridges at interchange locations; 21 pedestrian overpasses; five overpasses; and installation of street lighting on the project road. The $161.7 million project will be co-financed by the World Bank and the Kenyan government. KeNHA expects the project to be completed three years after the groundbreaking which will be done following a resettlement action plan for the affected people.

Henniges Automotive to Open First Manufacturing Plant in Poland 14 Jul, 2016
Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., global supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration components for the automotive market, has opened a plant in Prudnik, Poland. The plant expects to add more than 500 team members over the next five years.

Tri-Ace Tire Is Building a Plant in Taiwan 14 Jul, 2016
Tri-Ace Tire Corp. is building a manufacturing plant in Taiwan to accommodate increased and anticipated demand for its tires in the United States. The new plant will be operational by October 2016.

Tractebel awarded contract to modernize Peru’s 1,008-MW Mantaro hydroelectric plant 14 Jul, 2016
Tractebel has been awarded a contract by operator Empresa de Electricidad del Peru S.A. (Electroperu) to upgrade Peru’s 1,008 MW Mantaro hydroelectric plant. The facility is comprised of the 798 MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo and 210 MW Restitution plants and the 180-meter-tall Tablachaca Dam. The work will be performed by a multidisciplinary team of 25 from Tratcebel’s Peruvian, Brazilian and French offices.

First Stone of Cement Plant in Sigus 14 Jul, 2016
The foundation stone has been laid for a cement plant operated by the Industrial Public Group of Cements of Algeria (GICA) in the town of Sigus (Oum El Bouaghi) on 14th July, 2016. The new plant spread across 102 hectares of land will have annual production capacity of around 2.2 million tons of cement. The project will require a budget of DZD51 billion and is scheduled to be built in 31 months.

Site work underway for 93-unit apartment complex on Newport Way in Issaquah 13 Jul, 2016
Site preparation work is underway on two multi-family residential buildings that will add 93 housing units along Newport Way Northwest at Northwest Juniper Street of the developer. The project is being developed by Inneswood Estates LLC. The new development will consist of one large six-story building containing 74 apartments and 12 townhomes with two levels of parking on the bottom floors. A second smaller four-story building will contain six apartments and one townhouse with a single story of parking on the ground floor. Inneswood Estates LLC bought three parcels of land, two west of Newport Way where the residential buildings will be constructed and one parcel east of Newport north of Juniper Street. Developers will construct a public park on a portion of that parcel, leaving the remainder as wetlands.

Downer wins $400m NZ contracts 13 Jul, 2016
Downer EDI has won New Zealand contracts worth more than $400 million. The projects include a construction contract secured by its joint venture with Soltanche Bachy to build an underground rail link in Auckland. Other wins included a Coastal Otago highway maintenance contract, an alliance to manage the Milford road network and three projects in Christchurch for the earthquake recovery authority.

Quebec to invest over $50 million in home health care 13 Jul, 2016
Quebec is investing $51.9 million in home health care. The goal of the investment is to keep people out of hospitals by providing adequate essential care at home. Since April 2014, the firm has spent nearly $138 million on home health care and it has recently announced it has a $1.8-billion surplus in its last budget. The money will be divided among Quebec’s health agencies based on their financial status and region.

Hexion expanding proppant manufacturing facility in Alberta 13 Jul, 2016
Oilfield Technology Group is expanding its resin-coated proppant manufacturing facility in western Canada. Additional land has been purchased to install railroad trackage to handle up to 100 rail cars and for sand storage facilities. The plant currently produces about 150 million pounds a year of proppants. The expansion is scheduled to be completed by late 2016.

RPP Infra Projects shines as its arm bags an order worth $10.36 Million 13 Jul, 2016
RPP Infra Projects’ wholly owned subsidiary situated in Sri Lanka has bagged an order worth $10.36 million for construction of cultural Centre at Jaffna. The company has received this order from High Commission of India, Colombo.

Bhel wins EPC contract for 1,320MW coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh 13 Jul, 2016

India and Bangladesh have agreed to jointly build the 1,320 MW coal-fired power plant at Rampal of Bagerhat, near the Sundarbans, Bangladesh. A $1.49bn contract in this regard has been awarded by Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (BIFPCL) to India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL). The contract scopes involves Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) package for the main plant in the project. BHEL has been selected by BIFPCL following an international open bidding process. Backed by funding from Indian Exim Bank, the project construction is expected to commence in three to four months and will be completed in 2019.

Pan Africa Solar Sets To Build 75Mw Solar Plant In Nigeria 13 Jul, 2016
Pan Africa Solar plans to invest $146m in building a new 75 MW solar power plant in Nigeria. The firm has signed the first Solar Power Purchase Agreement with the Federal Government.

Voith awarded contracts for Belgian pumped-storage, U.S. hydropower project 13 Jul, 2016
Voith GmbH and its North American subsidiary, Voith Hydro, have been awarded a pair of contracts to perform work at the 1,164 MW Coo-Trois-Ponts pumped-storage plant in Belgium and 955.6 MW Priest Rapids hydroelectric project in the U.S., repectively. Voith’s work at Coo-Trois-Ponts includes the supply of new control and excitation systems, and speed controllers for the facility’s six generating units. The work will take place in phases through 2020. Meanwhile, Voith Hydro has received a US$60 million contract from Grant County Public Utility District for continued site work at the Priest Rapids project near Ephrata, Washington.

Continental opens its test center in Yancheng, China 13 Jul, 2016

Continental, an automotive supplier has officially opened its test center Yancheng, China. In cooperation with China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), the test center will mainly support the testing and validation of Continental safety products and systems, such as electronic and hydraulic brake systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and tires. The test center will provide Continental with a more solid foundation for technical support and product development in China, strengthening Continental’s leading position as an international automotive and systems supplier in the market.

ACWA Power awards final orders for Khalladi windpower project 13 Jul, 2016
ACWA Power has awarded final orders to suppliers and contractors for the development of its 120 MW Khalladi windpower project in the North of Morocco, valued at $173m. The plant is the first project to be built jointly by ACWA Power and ARIF Investment Fund under the Moroccan Renewable Energy Law. The project is part of the Moroccan National Renewable Energy Strategy Windpower plan, which aims to develop 2,000 MW of windpower capacity by 2020.

Simplot plans $30 million freezer expansion in Grand Forks 13 Jul, 2016
J.R. Simplot Co. is planning a $30 million expansion to its north Grand Forks potato processing plant, pending corporate approval. The Grand Forks Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously offered preliminary approval to a series of requests on 13th July, 2016 that includes a high bay freezer that will be in excess of 110,000 square feet and 165 feet tall. The addition will be north of Simplot’s refrigeration unit. Construction will start by September 2016 with a completion date 12 to 15 months later.

Disney Gets $267 Million From City to Build $450-a-Night Hotel 13 Jul, 2016
Walt Disney Co. will receive an estimated $267 million in tax rebates over 20 years from Anaheim, California to build a new luxury hotel next to its Disneyland theme park. The hotel is expected to generate $750 million in new revenue to the city over 40 years.

Michigan dealership to build new store with 3 test tracks 13 Jul, 2016
Zeigler Motorsports in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has begun construction on its new facility, which will include an 85,000-square-foot dealership and three outdoor test tracks. The dealership will spread across 12 acres of land and will include 25,000 square feet for off-season indoor storage for customers’ vehicles. A motocross, junior track and off-road track will be built on 29 acres to the south of the store.

Ohio State to construct compressed natural gas fueling station 13 Jul, 2016
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held on 11th July, 2016 for a $3 million, compressed natural gas fueling station on Ohio State’s campus. It is expected to be completed by early 2017. The city of Columbus will also have an opportunity to use the fueling station, and state agencies and central Ohio municipalities are also encouraged to collaborate in its use.

Orange Co. approves new hotels on I-Drive 13 Jul, 2016
Orange County development leaders approved plans for the construction of two new hotels on International Drive, both to be built by the same Central Florida developer. A total of 315 rooms has ben approved by the county’s Development Review Committee during a meeting on 13th July, 2016. Both properties will be built near the intersection of International Drive and Central Florida Parkway by Nevada Coal and Grain LLC, led by Matthew Gillio. Of that total, 140 rooms will be opened as a new Cambria Hotel & Suites, a brand in the Choice Hotels portfolio, set to open in 2017.

American States Utility Services Wins $510M Contract to Maintain Eglin AF Base Water Systems 13 Jul, 2016
American States Utility Services Inc. has won a 50-year, $510 million contract to operate and maintain the water distribution and wastewater collection systems at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The company will perform work in Florida and California through 31st May, 2067. The U.S. Air Force will use its fiscal year 2016 through fiscal 2067 operations and maintenance funds to finance the fixed-price, economic-price-adjustment contract.

Turkey to build logistics center for BTK railway project 13 Jul, 2016
Construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will be completed by the end of 2016. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is being constructed on the basis of the Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. Turkey plans to build a logistics center in its Kars province within the implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project. Construction of the BTK railway will be completed until the end of 2016.

Choice to expand Clarion Hotels presence in Turkey 12 Jul, 2016
Choice Hotels International has expanded its Clarion Hotel portfolio with three new properties in Turkey. Two of the new properties are located in Istanbul, and the third is located in the Southern Turkish city of Kahramanmara, known as Maras. Each of its well-equipped 185 rooms are furnished in a modern style, 106 of them are deluxe rooms and five are suites benefitting from panoramic views over the Golden Horn.

Ramser Development to Open Self-Storage Facility in Fountain Valley, CA 12 Jul, 2016
Ramser Development Co., owner of Boat Storage Depot, RV Storage Depot and other commercial real estate properties, plans to build a new self-storage facility in Fountain Valley, California. The two-building project will comprise 97,000 square feet of storage space in 700 units. Construction will begin later this year, with the property opening in fall 2017.

IBM to open first blockchain innovation center in SingaporeU 12 Jul, 2016
IBM plans to open a blockchain innovation centre in Singapore in collaboration with the government. The firm will be working with the main economic planning agency, the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to accelerate blockchain adoption for finance and trade.

ADB approves $750M loan facility to lift power reliability in Azerbaijan 12 Jul, 2016
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $750 million multitranche program loan facility to upgrade power distribution networks in Azerbaijan. The loan facility, which is earmarked to be rolled out in three tranches of $250 million each, will rehabilitate distribution network substations and lines, replace current low quality customer service lines and install modern, tamper-proof smart meters across the country. The loan will also finance training and other support to improve the financial management and operational performance of the state power distribution oversight company, Azerishiq Open Joint-Stock Company (OJSC). The multitranche facility will run for over six years with an expected completion date of end December 2022.

SFC Group to invest AED 60 Million to open 25 SFC Plus outlets in the UAE 12 Jul, 2016
SFC Group will invest AED 60 million to expand its Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) vertical SFC Plus in the UAE. The company proposes to add 25 new SFC Plus restaurants over the next four years to capitalize on the growing popularity of QSR in the UAE and consolidate its presence in the country. In this year the company will open four restaurants across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.

Kettering Health Network to unveil $12.5M Springboro facility today 12 Jul, 2016
Kettering Health Network has completed the $12.5 million Springboro Health Center. The two-story, 35,000-square-foot Springboro Health Center offers a range of medical specialties, including primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and cardiology and it also features an outpatient pharmacy, and lab and diagnostic services.

Amazon to open new fulfillment center in Kansas City, US 12 Jul, 2016

Amazon plans to open a new 855,000 sq. ft fulfillment center in Kansas City, US. The new center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as books, electronics and toys. Separately, the company has signed an agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open a new pick up location. The new 2,200 sq. ft facility in the Illini Union Bookstore on the UIUC campus will pick up and return Amazon orders ranging from course materials and everyday essentials to tech devices.

Apollo inks deals with Kenya in healthcare 12 Jul, 2016

Apollo Hospitals has inked two agreements with Kenyatta National Hospital and Airtel Africa at Nairobi to enhance cooperation in the field. The MoU with Kenyatta National Hospital is focused on capacity building in the Kenyan Healthcare sector. The other deal with Airtel Africa, a telecom operator with operations in 16 countries in Africa, is focused on enabling easy access to Apollo specialists and enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa.

Equinix to invest $189 mn for new data center in Amsterdam 12 Jul, 2016
Equinix will build a new data center in Amsterdam with a total investment of $189 million. The investment in the initial phase will be $113 million. In the first phase, the AM4 data center will house 1,555 cabinets. On completion of the four phases, the data center will provide 4,200 cabinets on eight floors with a total usable floor area of 11,500 square meters. The building and first phase is expected to be completed and operational by Q2 2017.

German automotive supplier to open first North American facility in Alabama 12 Jul, 2016
Gerhardi Kunststofftechnik GmbH, an automotive supplier will invest $37,865,000 for its new facility at Montgomery Industrial Park. Construction will begin in 2017. Production is expected to start in 2019. The company manufactures a variety of products including radiator grilles, handles and chrome trims for its clients worldwide using such technologies as injection molding, advanced electroplating and hot stamping.

Prawn farm project moves closer for Seafarms 12 Jul, 2016
Seafarms Group will upgrade its prawn quarantine facility in Exmouth at an investment of $1.2 million. The upgrade is part of the company’s proposed $1.5 billion Sea Dragon project, a land-based black prawn farming and export operation across northern Australia.

Electronics firm Plexus Corp to expand Kelso facility 12 Jul, 2016
Plexus Corp, an electronics manufacturer will invest $500,000 to add component testing at its manufacturing facility in Kelso. The firm is adding a new dedicated building and equipment to conduct Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), a process to test new and repaired electrical components. The investment will allow it to offer an in-house service offering to customers in the defence, security and aerospace sectors and oil and gas industries.

Car manufacturer plans to expand facility 12 Jul, 2016
Toyota Boshoku Indiana, an automotive component manufacturer is planning to expand its facility in Princeton, Indiana. The company plans to invest $10.59 million for a 42,000 square foot addition to its current 482,000 square foot facility.

KCP&L opens solar power plant in Greenwood 12 Jul, 2016
Kansas City Power & Light has opened its first commercial-scale solar power facility that will have 11,500 solar panels on 12 acres of KCP&L’s Greenwood Energy Center in Greenwood. The company has teamed with Sungevity to build the plant.

Enel breaks ground on 65-MW Oklahoma wind expansion 12 Jul, 2016
Enel SpA has begun construction of the 65 MW Chisholm View II wind project in Oklahoma. The scheme, which will cost USD 90 million to build, is an expansion of the existing 235-MW Chisholm View wind farm and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016.

Formaplex increases production capacity 12 Jul, 2016
Formaplex, tooling and injection moulding firm has invested £1m in five new injection moulding machines. The five new Negri Bossi machines including a 2,000T model will increase capacity for prototype and low volume production runs by 50%. Further, tool trial capacity will also be increased.

Kenzie Group oversees massive natural gas pipeline project 12 Jul, 2016
The unrivalled contract management expertise of Kenzie Group has been called upon by a company delivering the control system for a major oil and gas project. The firm delivering the software solutions for the pipeline, which will deliver natural gas safely across thousands of miles, has appointed Kenzie to oversee the project contracts and implement front-end risk analysis.

Aker Solutions wins Vietnam contract from Idemitsu Oil and Gas 12 Jul, 2016
Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Idemitsu Oil and Gas Co., to provide engineering services for the development of oil and gas resources in the Nam Con Son basin, offshore Vietnam. The nine-month contract is for Front End Engineering Design (FEED) work for the Sao Vang and Dai Nguyet developments in the Idemitsu-operated Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c in the Nam Con Son basin.

OKP Holdings unit wins S$19.3 million contract for infrastructure works in Punggol 12 Jul, 2016
OKP Holdings, an infrastructure and civil engineering company, has won a S$19.3 million contract for infrastructure works in Punggol. The Eng Lam Contractors unit will be constructing new roads, drains and cycling paths among other things, under a 15-month contract. The contract has started on 5th July, 2016 and works are expected to be completed by 4th October, 2017.

Sweco wins important design contract for largest Polish Waste-to-Energy plant in Warsaw 12 Jul, 2016
A consortium of Sweco Consulting Poland and Sweco Germany has won the contract for engineering, design architecture and construction-linked advising services for the significant enlargement of a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant in Warsaw. The plant will process 305,000 tons of waste per year in two new process lines of 265,000 tons and 40,000 tons in an existing line. The associated pre-sorting facility will have a capacity of 30,000 tons per year. Until March 2017, Sweco will prepare the permit for the new plant. Parallel to the concept and permit process, Sweco will also deliver the tender documents for the construction, evaluate the technical offers and support the client in negotiating with contractors.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners acquire two Texas wind-power projects 12 Jul, 2016

On behalf of Copenhagen Infrastructure II, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CiP) has acquired 100% of the U.S. onshore wind projects Bearkat Renewable Energy and Texas and Blue Cloud Renewable Energy. CiP offers a broad range of services, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, engineering, project development, and project management. Bearkat Renewable is a 366-MW wind project in Glasscock County and Blue Cloud Renewable is a 150-MW project in Bailey and Lamb Counties, Texas. The projects are developed by TriGlobal Energy in cooperation with the local communities. TriGlobal Energy will continue to assist Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners with the development towards financial close. The projects are planned to be fully operational before 2018.

Thyssenkrupp wins Riyadh Metro deal 12 Jul, 2016
Thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture, supply, install and maintain 641 elevators and escalators for Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia. The metro is part of the Riyadh Public Transit System project, owned by the Arriyadh Development Authority and is part of the city’s comprehensive plan for public transport. Lines 1 and 2 are the first package of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 km across the city with 85 stations.

EDF EN buys wind power project developer in China 12 Jul, 2016
EDF Energies Nouvelles has acquired a majority stake in Chinese wind power project developer UPC Asia Wind Management (AWM). EDF Energies Nouvelles now owns an 80% stake in the UPC AWM holding, based in Hong Kong. Its partners UPC China, a longstanding local developer, and the US-based investment fund Global Environment Fund (GEF) remain shareholders with a 20% share of the company. The acquisition will add over 1.3 GW of projects under development, construction or operation in China to EDF’s wind energy portfolio which now has more than 10 GW in installed wind capacity round the globe.

Premium Brands Holdings to build sandwich production facility in Arizona 11 Jul, 2016

Premium Brands Holdings plans to construct a $29m, sandwich assembly facility in Phoenix, Arizona, US. The new facility will be built over 212,000ft² and is slated to open in the second quarter of next year.

Enable Midstream completes Oklahoma natural gas processing plant 11 Jul, 2016
Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream Partners LP has completed its Bradley II Plant, which can process up to 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day in Grady County. Further, Houston-based ARM Energy and London-based HPS Investment Partners LLC’s Kingfisher Midstream Lincoln natural gas processing plant became operational earlier this month. Phase 1 of that project includes a 60 million cubic feet per day processing facility, more than 100 miles of natural gas gathering pipeline, more than 100 miles of crude oil gathering pipeline, a 50,000 barrel oil storage facility and six crude oil truck loading stations. Phase 2 is expected to add another 200 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity.

Chinese firm to set up diamond cutting factory in Zimbabwe 11 Jul, 2016
Harvest Way Enterprises, a Chinese diamond processing firm has reaffirmed its commitment to setting up a diamond cutting and polishing factory in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is exploring ways of transforming itself into a producer of value-added goods.

DTI opens toll packaging and food processing facility inside Tarlac Agri U 11 Jul, 2016
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently opened a Php3 million worth packaging and food processing facility inside Tarlac Agricultural University. The facility has been funded under the Shared Service Facility (SSF) program of the agency.

Cimic-led JV wins contract to build Hong Kong tunnel 11 Jul, 2016
A Cimic-led joint venture has won a $1.58 billion contract to construct a 2.2km-long tunnel in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government had tapped its subsidiary Leighton Asia and JV partner China State Construction Engineering to build the Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel. Cimic, formerly known as Leighton until a rebranding last year, controls 51 per cent of the joint venture and is expected to reap $805 million in revenue from the development. The project will begin this month and take five years to get completed.

Toray to build air bag fabric plant in Mexico 11 Jul, 2016
Toray Industries plans to construct a Mexican factory for fabric used in automotive air bags. The roughly 10 billion yen plant, which will make everything from nylon fibers to the finished fabric, is slated to come onstream in fiscal 2017.

GR Engineering up on $36m contract 11 Jul, 2016
GR Engineering Services has won a $36 million contract with Auctus Resources in north Queensland. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract is for the design and construction of completion works associated with the 500,000 tonne per annum Mungana zinc, lead, copper and gold concentrator at Chillagoe. Work will be carried out primarily through the company’s Brisbane office and will begin immediately with completion expected in April next year.

Lithium Australia NL expands lithium footprint in Western Australia 11 Jul, 2016

Lithium Australia NL, through its Goldfields Lithium Alliance (GLiA) has acquired rights to over 81 square kilometres in the Widgiemooltha pegmatite field, Western Australia. The area is located 25 kilometres south of the globally significant Mount Marion Lithium Project owned by Neometals, which hosts 60.5 million tonnes at 1.36% lithium. Further fieldwork will be conducted with a plan to drill as soon as possible.

New MCCL plant ready for commercial operation 11 Jul, 2016
Mawmluh Cherra Cements (MCCL)’s new cement plant to produce 300-350 metric tonnes of cement every day, is likely to begin its commercial operation in two weeks’ time. The plant requires certain clearances from the Central Excise department and a pollution clearance before it can start commercial operation.

Watpac to build JSK Properties project 11 Jul, 2016
Brisbane-based construction firm Watpac has finalised a $47 million contract to build Malaysian developer JSK Properties’ new apartment project in the Melbourne CBD. Watpac will start work on the 35-storey building this month, with completion due in 2018. The project will house 165 one and two-bedroom apartments, with five units on each level. A six-level podium will include work spaces, a gym, common workshop facilities and retailing.

PetroVietnam Gas, Tokyo Gas May Establish LNG JV in Vietnam 11 Jul, 2016
Tokyo Gas Co., plans to partner PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Co. (PV Gas) and other local firms to set up a joint venture company in Vietnam to tap to an anticipated increase in demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Southeast Asian country. The proposed joint venture could be set up as early as this month, with Tokyo Gas likely to invest a few hundred million yen to acquire an interest of 10 to 20 percent as well as representation on the board of the new firm

Xiaomi to setup physical stores, focus on offline sales 11 Jul, 2016
Xiaomi plans to set up over 1,000 brick and mortar stores in the next two years. These stores will be located in major cities, presumably Chinese to begin with. The stores will be 250 square meters large and will not only carry smartphones but other Xiaomi products as well-a total of 50 to 100 different types of products.

BW Gas & Convenience to acquire 21 convenience stores in US from Kum & Go 11 Jul, 2016
Brookwood Financial Partners affiliate BW Gas & Convenience has agreed to acquire 21 convenience stores in Iowa from US based convenience store chain Kum & Go. The firm plans to acquire first three stores in Mason City this week followed by remaining 18 stores within the next four weeks. After the completion of the acquisition, BW Gas & Convenience will own and operate 31 stores in Iowa. The purchase is a part of BW Gas & Convenience’s effort to expand its business by acquiring between 600-1,000 convenience stores throughout the US over the next several years.

New Pork Plant Set for Iowa 11 Jul, 2016
The Wright County Board of Supervisors issued a statement on 12th July, 2016 stating the supervisors took initial steps for the development of the project, labeled Prestage Foods of Iowa, near the community of Eagle Grove. The facility will be roughly 650,000 square feet and process as many as 10,000 hogs a day.

Lindt opens $60m facility in Australia 11 Jul, 2016

Lindt & Sprüngli, a chocolate maker has opened a A$60 million facility at Marsden Park in Sydney, Australia. The purpose built facility will house over 25,000 square metres of factory and warehouse space and forms part of the A$2.9 billion investment in the Sydney business park which will host a range of retail and recreational businesses.

PPA earmarking P6b to expand govt ports 11 Jul, 2016
Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is spending P6 billion this year to expand government-owned ports nationwide. The P6 billion budget will finance locally-funded projects, such as the upgrade and rehabilitation of ports in Iloilo, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga. PPA is also installing vessel traffic management system in ports of Roxas in Oriental Mindor, Iloilo, Davao and Zamboanga.

Car service Careem says to invest $100m in R&D
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Careem, the regional app-based car service, has announced a new Research and Development (R&D) strategy and plans for global expansion. Over the next five years, the firm will invest $100 million in R&D, which includes growing its team in the UAE and Pakistan, and opening new R&D centres in Egypt and Germany. The investment will accelerate innovation in transportation-related technology infrastructure for the region.

Amec Foster Wheeler wins contract to expand Copler Gold Mine, Turkey 11 Jul, 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a reimbursable Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contract by Anagold Madencilik for the Çöpler Sulfide expansion project to expand and extend the life of the Çöpler Gold Mine in the Çöpler District, Erzincan Province, Turkey. The scope of work will include detailed engineering, procurement, construction management services and support during commissioning and performance testing. The project is due for mechanical completion in the second quarter of 2018 and will commence production the third quarter of 2018.

TRIG invests in French solar power plant 11 Jul, 2016
The Renewables Infrastructure Group or TRIG has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a 51% interest in a 12 MW ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plant, in the South of France. Pending certain lending consents, TRIG will pay USD 11m to buy the stake from investment funds managed by French private equity firm 123Venture. The transaction, will be financed through the company’s revolving acquisition facility.

Costain secures second Shetland Gas Plant contract 11 Jul, 2016

Costain has been awarded a contract by Total E&P UK for the construction of a Hydrochloric Acid Dosing Plant at the Shetland Gas Plant (SGP). The contract includes installation, tie-in, pre-commissioning, and commissioning support. The SGP project provides facilities for reception, processing and export of natural gas and its associated condensate, from Gas Condensate Fields, located to the West of Shetland, including Laggan, Tormore, Edradour and Glenlivet

Sunvalley Solar Awarded New Contract to Build Two Separate 1.1 MW Solar System 11 Jul, 2016
Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), a solar power technology and solar system integration company, has been awarded a contract to build two separate 1,107 KW-DC photovoltaic systems for Wreden Ranch Dairy in Hanford, CA. Each 1.1 MW-DC Photovoltaic System is estimated to produce 2,139,492 KWh annually. The installation will start by mid 2016.

South Korean shoemaker plans $150m investment in Central Java 10 Jul, 2016
A South Korean shoe producer will invest US$150 million to develop a shoemaking factory Jepara, Central Java. The company have acquired a principle permit from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and are expected to start factory construction and machine installation soon.

U.S. to construct embassy complex in Lanka 10 Jul, 2016
The United States is all set to construct a sprawling six-acre embassy complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The United States Department of State has awarded a USD 155 million contract to a U.S. construction company to build a new embassy complex in a seaside site in the Sri Lankan capital. The project consists of a new office building, U.S. marine residence, compound access control facilities, maintenance building, utility building, and a warehouse. The scope will also include entrance and arrival plazas, paved terraces, landscape gardens, roadways, security fencing and gates, security window and door systems, stone and metal facades as well as unique interior architectural finishes.

Ksh300 million cancer complex to be constructed in Kilifi 10 Jul, 2016
Kilifi County Government is planning a Ksh300 million, cancer complex at the Kilifi County hospital this financial year. The government has already announced the tender and the contractor is supposed to be on site as from next month to roll out the construction of the complex unit. The government is keen on finalizing a partnership agreement with the American Doctors’ Association who shall assist the county in running the cancer complex. The facility will consist of an Intensive Care Unit, an Emergency Unit and a dialysis unit.

Anchor Land to build 1K hotel rooms in next 5 yrs 10 Jul, 2016
Anchor Land Holdings is building 1,000 hotel rooms over the next five years. The target involves four hotels that entails the 126-room Admiral Hotel along Roxas Boulevard and three others Boracay, Palawan, and Tagaytay. The Boracay and Palawan hotels are still under negotiation.

TAQA Arabia considers establishing new 50MW-capacity solar power plant 10 Jul, 2016
TAQA Arabia is considering establishing a new 50 MW-capacity solar power plant, in addition to the other 50 MW-capacity solar power plant the company seeks to implement in Aswan at a cost of $75m. TAQA Arabia for Solar Energy signed a contract with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission company and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) to split the EGP 40m-project to connect solar energy facilities to the national electricity grid.

Carlson Rezidor signs four new hotels in Africa 10 Jul, 2016
Carlson Rezidor has accelerated its growth strategy in Africa, with five Radisson Blu hotels opened in the first six months of 2016 and four new hotels signed including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. In 2016, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opened five Radisson Blu properties serving the upper-upscale segment: Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill in Kenya (271 rooms); Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carré Eden in Morocco (198 rooms); Radisson Blu Residence with 187 luxury hotel apartments in Maputo, Mozambique (the group’s first residence concept in Africa); Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport, Ivory Coast (261 rooms) and Radisson Blu Hotel 2 Février in Lomé (320 rooms). The group also signed a new Radisson Blu Hotel Harare in Zimbabwe (245 rooms), a Radisson Blu Hotel in Durban Umhlanga (207 rooms) and a Park Inn by Radisson in Quatre Bornes, the new commercial hub of Mauritius.

Plans for wood pellet manufacturing plant gets grant 09 Jul, 2016
Plans for a wood pellet manufacturing plant in northern Vermont are benefiting from a state community development grant. Around $550,000 has been awarded to the town of Lunenberg, which will lend the money to Kingdom Pellets. The Kingdom Pellets plans to transform a former paper mill in the Village Gilman into a wood pellet manufacturing plant.

Preliminary work on Tucson road project begins next week 09 Jul, 2016
Preliminary work on a major road interchange project in Marana on the Tucson area’s northwest side begins on 11th July, 2016. The $20 million project will include building a new bridge and interchange to carry Ina Road over the Union Pacific railroad tracks and widening both Ina Road and I-10.

A mining company plans to construct a $10 million railroad terminal near Tomah to ship fracking sand to new markets 09 Jul, 2016
Smart Sand Inc. plans to construct a $10 million railroad loading terminal near Tomah to ship fracking sand to new markets. The company plans call for nearly 7 miles of looped track that could accommodate four trains longer than 1.5 miles. The facility will handle sand from the company’s 1,118-acre mine in nearby Oakdale. The State Department of Natural Resources has given its tentative OK for a wetlands permit but the company still needs U.S. Army Corp of Engineers approval.

Tokyo Gas to set up LNG joint venture in Vietnam 09 Jul, 2016
Tokyo Gas aims to expand into Vietnam to tap expected increases in demand for liquefied natural gas there through a partnership with local companies. The company will establish a joint venture with PetroVietnam Gas and others as soon as this month, investing several hundred million yen and securing a stake of around 10-20%. PetroVietnam Gas, a subsidiary of state-run Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, will hold a majority of the joint venture. Other partners are expected to include a local construction company.

Euro Tech Wins $6 Mln Contract to Install Wastewater Treatment, Scrubber Systems in China 09 Jul, 2016
Euro Tech Holdings Company, a distributor of water treatment equipment, its subsidiary, PACT Environmental Technology Company, won a contract valued at $6 million from a foreign mobile phone company for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of industrial wastewater treatment and scrubber systems. The systems will be installed at the OEM’s plants in Shanghai, Shenzen, and Zhengzhou in China.

HMSHost and Grab Partner to Expand to Restaurants in 80+ Airports 08 Jul, 2016
HMSHost and Grab have formed a North American partnership to greatly expand the availability of mobile food and beverage ordering for HMSHost restaurants in more than 80 airports across the continent. With this new travel industry alliance, HMSHost’s technology and tools will integrate with the existing technology of the Grab app to give travelers the unprecedented ability to order food from menus at many of the 300 brands and 2,000 restaurant locations that HMSHost operates. Currently, Grab offers mobile ordering at over 110 restaurants across 15 airports.

Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels to open a hotel in Leipzig at the beginning of 2017 08 Jul, 2016
Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels will open a hotel in close proximity to Leipzig’s main station at the beginning of calendar 2017. The former ibis Hotel from the Accor Group will be converted in accordance with MEININGER standards. The building has a gross floor area of 4,102 sq m and will have 126 rooms and 404 beds available across 8 storeys. All the public spaces, such as the lobby, lounge, bar, breakfast room and terrace will be located on the ground floor of the building, as will the guest kitchen and games zone, which are also typical features of a MEININGER hotel.

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital gets $50M for new cancer centre 08 Jul, 2016
The Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital will have a new $50 million cancer treatment centre, which will specialize in immunotherapy, a relatively new method of treating cancer that is less invasive than chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The hospital, which is affiliated with the Université de Montréal, presented its draft plan to build the centre on 7th July, 2016. The centre received funding from both the federal and provincial government, as well as 40 private sector sponsors.

China to expand public-private partnerships 08 Jul, 2016
China’s State Council will expand its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in a bid to promote mass entrepreneurship and innovation. The PPP model facilitates cooperation between the government and businesses to use social capital for projects such as water conservation, transportation and environmental protection.

7-Eleven Adds 79 C-Stores Through Acquisition 08 Jul, 2016
7-Eleven Inc. closed on its purchase of 79 convenience stores from CST Brands while CST resolved a related fuel-supply issue with CrossAmerica Partners LP. Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SEI Fuel Services Inc., acquired the c-stores in California and Wyoming for $408 million plus adjustments for inventory and working capital. With the closing of this transaction, CST Brands expects to realize a tax benefit from the completion of a like-kind exchange strategy with its acquisition of the Flash Foods properties in Georgia and Florida that closed earlier this year. CST Brands anticipates using the majority of the cash proceeds from the sale to pay down debt under CST’s revolving credit facility.

Porsche opens new plant for 8-cylinder engines 08 Jul, 2016
Porsche has opened a new engine plant at Porsches main facility in Zuffenhausen, Germany. The facility has the capacity to build 200 engines per day and there will be two engines built at the plant initially, one gasoline and another diesel.

Agrium Inc Adding 18 Retail Stores To Its Portfolio 08 Jul, 2016
Agrium Inc. is expanding its retail footprint with a deal to acquire more than a dozen stores from Cargill, a privately-held firm. The stores that Agrium is acquiring from Cargill are located across the corn belt in the northern United States. Agrium Inc’s portfolio currently includes over 1,400 retail locations and it also has plants, terminals and distribution centers across North America, South America and Australia.

China😄 Plastics Announces Commissioning Ceremony to Celebrate New Manufacturing Facility in Sichuan 08 Jul, 2016
China😄 Plastics Company, a specialty chemical company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of polymer composite materials primarily for automotive applications, has held a commissioning ceremony on July 7th, 2016 at its new Sichuan manufacturing facility.

2 new hotels planned for Butler County 08 Jul, 2016
A developer is planning to bring two hotels to the corner of Cox Road and Liberty Way in a project with a total estimated cost of between $30 million and $34 million. The Fields at Liberty Way, a 13.35-acre development, is likely to include a 98,040-square-foot, 156-room Hyatt House extended stay hotel, and a 68,200-square-foot, 116-room Holiday Inn Express. Property acquisition for both sites is in its final stages. Site work on Holiday Inn Express on 2.2 acres, is expected to start in October and be completed a year later. It will be developed by Beavercreek-based Middletown Hotel Management. Work on the four-story Hyatt House site is expected to start sometime in 2017 and finish in 2018.

Duke Energy gets green light to build 17-MW solar power plant at Crane naval station 08 Jul, 2016
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a settlement agreement between the Duke Energy and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to build the 17 MW solar plant, which will be established on 145 acres at Naval Support Activity Crane. Construction activity will begin this month, with installation of approximately 76,000 solar panels. The power plant is expected to start sending solar energy to the grid by early 2017.

Apparel Training Centre Set up in Kaduna (Nigeria) for Promoting Skill Development in Apparel Manufacturing 08 Jul, 2016
An Apparel Training Centre has been established in Kaduna, Nigeria under the Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (Cotton TAP) for Africa which is being implemented by Department of Commerce, Government of India under 2nd India Africa Forum Summit. This is a first of its kind centre in Nigeria set up in partnership with Government of Nigeria. The centre has been inaugurated on 22nd June, 2016.

Cary Village Board OKs engineering contract for wastewater plant improvements 08 Jul, 2016
The Cary Village Board approved a contract on 5th July, 2016 for engineering design for its planned wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The contract approved with Joliet’s Strand Associates Inc. is for $167,000, with an authorization for a 10 percent increase in the contract if there are unforeseen changes in scope. Strand Associates, which completed a feasibility study for Cary in April 2016, will complete the final design and preparation of contract documents for construction on the project. Bids for the construction phase will open in June 2017, and the project will be completed in October 2018. The new phosphorous limits will be met by October 2019.

Cipla to launch South Africa’s first Biotech manufacturing facility 08 Jul, 2016
Cipla’s proposed biotech subsidiary in South Africa will invest over R1.3 billion in the state-of-the-art biotech manufacturing facility to be established in the Department of Trade and Industries Special Economic Zone of Dube Tradeport in Durban. The facility will manufacture biosimilar drugs made from living organisms and used in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2017, with full operations expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018.

GSP secures offshore drilling contract 08 Jul, 2016
Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP), Romanian provider of offshore integrated services for oil and gas industry has been awarded an offshore drilling contract in Tunisia. The contract has been awarded by Numhyd, a jointly owned and managed oil company, founded by the Tunisian Company of Petroleum Activities (ETAP) and The Algerian National Oil Company (SONATRACH), who each own 50%. Drilling operations will be carried out with the GSP Jupiter, a cantilever type Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU).

Vedanta to invest $1 billion in Gamesberg mine project by 2019 08 Jul, 2016

Vedanta Resources will invest a total $1 billion in its Gamsberg mine project in South Africa. Development of the project has been announced in November 2014, which included development of 4 MTPA open pit zinc mine, concentrator plant and associated infrastructure. The company expects ore production to start from 2018 with 9-12 month ramp-up to full production.

South Africa Firm to Set Up Furniture Centre in Dar 08 Jul, 2016
Bravo Group plans to establish a Sh21.6 billion, furniture factory Dar es Salaam this year. The company has 14 factories in South Africa while other factories are in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia and plans are underway to open a branch in Ethiopia.

Lancaster firm wins £3.5m contract 08 Jul, 2016
A Lancaster-based construction group has won a £3.5m contract to develop a sports facility in Kendal. The project will deliver outstanding purpose-built training facilities to help the community-focused club develop the players of the future.

HCA East Florida to invest $650M in hospitals: 8 improvements and expansions 08 Jul, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based HCA East Florida, a Hospital Corporation Association subsidiary, will invest $650 million in its Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie County facilities. Improvements and expansions will take place over the next three years. HCA East Florida is comprised of 14 affiliated hospitals and multiple ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers, physician practices, four freestanding emergency departments, a supply chain center and an integrated regional laboratory.

Spain’s Elecnor intends to invest USD 300m in Brazilian PV project 08 Jul, 2016
Elecnor SA plans to invest more than USD 301m in a solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Brazilian state of Piaui. Brazilian firm Celeo Redes Brasil, Elecnor’s local unit, will be the one to implement the project in the municipality of Sao Joao do Piaui. The firm intends to participate with this project in the federal energy auction scheduled for 28th October, 2016. If successful at the tender, the plant shall be up and running by the second half of 2019.

Monsanto and Microsoft to Invest in Agricultural Technology in Brazil 08 Jul, 2016
Monsanto Co and Microsoft Corp announced a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil. Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund with up to 300m reais, managed by Microsoft and aimed at the evaluation of ideas for new digital tools to be applied to agricultural production in the country. Selected ideas will receive initial funding of up to 1.5m reais for early development. Project owners will have the option of paying back the investment after three years or converting the money into equity.

Renewable Energy Systems Agrees To Construct & Operate 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility 08 Jul, 2016
Renewable Energy Systems will construct and operate the 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility. The facility will be developed in Dawson County, Texas, and will be owned by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. Construction is expected to start sometime this month, and upon expected completion in mid-2017, the facility will be made up of 410,000 solar PV panels, and its 102 MW will generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent needs of approximately 26,000 US homes.

GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jafza
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GAC Dubai’s contract logistics arm has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone as part of the company’s continued investment and growth strategy. The ground-plus-two-floor-mezzanine adds 800sqm to the co-packing area, making 1,800sqm of space available for printing, labelling, kitting and product assembly services. The facility also includes two new temperature-controlled cleanrooms.

Air Products cuts ribbon and inaugurates largest SMR facility in Canada 08 Jul, 2016
Tier One corporation Air Products and its subsidiary Air Products Canada, has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially inaugurate its $300m, 175,000 Nm3/h hydrogen (H2) production facility in Saskatchewan. The facility is linked to the company’s existing H2 pipeline network which supplies refiners, upgraders, chemical processors and other industries in the Alberta Industrial Heartland region.

Imec opens photonics R&D facility in Florida 08 Jul, 2016
Imec has opened a facility in Florida that will focus on photonics and high-speed electronics IC design. As part of the move, the firm has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Central Florida, Osceola County and the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research that will establish fab facilities for the development and production of III-V-on-silicon solutions for a broad range of applications. Imec Florida’s initial focus will be R&D into high speed electronics and photonics solutions, starting with IC design research for such applications as THz and LIDAR sensors and imagers.

Daifuku North America planning new facility in Novi, adding 85 jobs 08 Jul, 2016
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that Daifuku North America Holding Company, a manufacturer of automation and material handling systems, is planning a new headquarters facility in Novi by investing $15 million. For the project, the company will receive a $700,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant plus a property tax abatement from the city of Novi.

Little Potato Company celebrates first build in US 08 Jul, 2016
Canada’s Little Potato Company has begun its expansion in the United States with construction of a new facility in Wisconsin. When completed, the building will include 11,730 square feet of office space and 121,000 square feet of warehouse and processing space as well as expandable cooler space. The facility will be used to wash, sort and pack the company’s little potatoes. The facility is being developed and constructed by Ryan Companies through its Great Lakes Region, (with headquarters in Milwaukee and Naperville, IL) and is slated to open in early 2017.

BFGoodrich to expand its warehouse 08 Jul, 2016
BFGoodrich will spend $8 million to expand the warehouse at its tire plant in Tuscaloosa. With the expansion, the plant’s storage facility will grow from 29,000 to 92,000 square feet of space, a more than a 215 percent increase in square footage. The expanded warehouse will provide more than nine times the storage capacity. Construction on the expansion is expected to be completed early next year and be fully operational by the second quarter of 2017.

New tea processing plant to open in Georgia’s west 08 Jul, 2016
Georgia is stepping up its efforts to encourage development of tea production in the country. A new tea processing plant will be built in the village Laituri, in Georgia’s Ozurgeti region within the Georgian Tea Plantation Rehabilitation state program. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system will be launched in the new tea processing plant. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.

Siemens Awarded Wind Turbine Contract For 324 MW In New Mexico & Texas 08 Jul, 2016
Siemens has been awarded a wind turbine contract to supply 324 MW to adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Siemens will provide 141 of its SWT-2.3-108 turbines to Pattern Energy Group, which is developing the 324 MW Broadview Wind project, combining two adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Construction is already underway, and Siemens expects to begin installing the turbines this month.

Tokyo Gas to set up LNG joint venture in Vietnam 09 Jul, 2016
Tokyo Gas aims to expand into Vietnam to tap expected increases in demand for liquefied natural gas there through a partnership with local companies. The company will establish a joint venture with PetroVietnam Gas and others as soon as this month, investing several hundred million yen and securing a stake of around 10-20%. PetroVietnam Gas, a subsidiary of state-run Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, will hold a majority of the joint venture. Other partners are expected to include a local construction company.

Euro Tech Wins $6 Mln Contract to Install Wastewater Treatment, Scrubber Systems in China 09 Jul, 2016
Euro Tech Holdings Company, a distributor of water treatment equipment, its subsidiary, PACT Environmental Technology Company, won a contract valued at $6 million from a foreign mobile phone company for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of industrial wastewater treatment and scrubber systems. The systems will be installed at the OEM’s plants in Shanghai, Shenzen, and Zhengzhou in China.

Duke Energy gets green light to build 17-MW solar power plant at Crane naval station 08 Jul, 2016
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a settlement agreement between the Duke Energy and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to build the 17 MW solar plant, which will be established on 145 acres at Naval Support Activity Crane. Construction activity will begin this month, with installation of approximately 76,000 solar panels. The power plant is expected to start sending solar energy to the grid by early 2017.

Apparel Training Centre Set up in Kaduna (Nigeria) for Promoting Skill Development in Apparel Manufacturing 08 Jul, 2016
An Apparel Training Centre has been established in Kaduna, Nigeria under the Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (Cotton TAP) for Africa which is being implemented by Department of Commerce, Government of India under 2nd India Africa Forum Summit. This is a first of its kind centre in Nigeria set up in partnership with Government of Nigeria. The centre has been inaugurated on 22nd June, 2016.

Cary Village Board OKs engineering contract for wastewater plant improvements 08 Jul, 2016
The Cary Village Board approved a contract on 5th July, 2016 for engineering design for its planned wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The contract approved with Joliet’s Strand Associates Inc. is for $167,000, with an authorization for a 10 percent increase in the contract if there are unforeseen changes in scope. Strand Associates, which completed a feasibility study for Cary in April 2016, will complete the final design and preparation of contract documents for construction on the project. Bids for the construction phase will open in June 2017, and the project will be completed in October 2018. The new phosphorous limits will be met by October 2019.

Cipla to launch South Africa’s first Biotech manufacturing facility 08 Jul, 2016
Cipla’s proposed biotech subsidiary in South Africa will invest over R1.3 billion in the state-of-the-art biotech manufacturing facility to be established in the Department of Trade and Industries Special Economic Zone of Dube Tradeport in Durban. The facility will manufacture biosimilar drugs made from living organisms and used in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2017, with full operations expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018.

GSP secures offshore drilling contract 08 Jul, 2016
Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP), Romanian provider of offshore integrated services for oil and gas industry has been awarded an offshore drilling contract in Tunisia. The contract has been awarded by Numhyd, a jointly owned and managed oil company, founded by the Tunisian Company of Petroleum Activities (ETAP) and The Algerian National Oil Company (SONATRACH), who each own 50%. Drilling operations will be carried out with the GSP Jupiter, a cantilever type Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU).

Vedanta to invest $1 billion in Gamesberg mine project by 2019 08 Jul, 2016

Vedanta Resources will invest a total $1 billion in its Gamsberg mine project in South Africa. Development of the project has been announced in November 2014, which included development of 4 MTPA open pit zinc mine, concentrator plant and associated infrastructure. The company expects ore production to start from 2018 with 9-12 month ramp-up to full production.

South Africa Firm to Set Up Furniture Centre in Dar 08 Jul, 2016
Bravo Group plans to establish a Sh21.6 billion, furniture factory Dar es Salaam this year. The company has 14 factories in South Africa while other factories are in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia and plans are underway to open a branch in Ethiopia.

Lancaster firm wins £3.5m contract 08 Jul, 2016
A Lancaster-based construction group has won a £3.5m contract to develop a sports facility in Kendal. The project will deliver outstanding purpose-built training facilities to help the community-focused club develop the players of the future.

HCA East Florida to invest $650M in hospitals: 8 improvements and expansions 08 Jul, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based HCA East Florida, a Hospital Corporation Association subsidiary, will invest $650 million in its Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie County facilities. Improvements and expansions will take place over the next three years. HCA East Florida is comprised of 14 affiliated hospitals and multiple ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers, physician practices, four freestanding emergency departments, a supply chain center and an integrated regional laboratory.

Spain’s Elecnor intends to invest USD 300m in Brazilian PV project 08 Jul, 2016
Elecnor SA plans to invest more than USD 301m in a solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Brazilian state of Piaui. Brazilian firm Celeo Redes Brasil, Elecnor’s local unit, will be the one to implement the project in the municipality of Sao Joao do Piaui. The firm intends to participate with this project in the federal energy auction scheduled for 28th October, 2016. If successful at the tender, the plant shall be up and running by the second half of 2019.

Monsanto and Microsoft to Invest in Agricultural Technology in Brazil 08 Jul, 2016
Monsanto Co and Microsoft Corp announced a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil. Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund with up to 300m reais, managed by Microsoft and aimed at the evaluation of ideas for new digital tools to be applied to agricultural production in the country. Selected ideas will receive initial funding of up to 1.5m reais for early development. Project owners will have the option of paying back the investment after three years or converting the money into equity.

Renewable Energy Systems Agrees To Construct & Operate 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility 08 Jul, 2016
Renewable Energy Systems will construct and operate the 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility. The facility will be developed in Dawson County, Texas, and will be owned by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. Construction is expected to start sometime this month, and upon expected completion in mid-2017, the facility will be made up of 410,000 solar PV panels, and its 102 MW will generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent needs of approximately 26,000 US homes.

GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jafza
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GAC Dubai’s contract logistics arm has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone as part of the company’s continued investment and growth strategy. The ground-plus-two-floor-mezzanine adds 800sqm to the co-packing area, making 1,800sqm of space available for printing, labelling, kitting and product assembly services. The facility also includes two new temperature-controlled cleanrooms.

Air Products cuts ribbon and inaugurates largest SMR facility in Canada 08 Jul, 2016
Tier One corporation Air Products and its subsidiary Air Products Canada, has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially inaugurate its $300m, 175,000 Nm3/h hydrogen (H2) production facility in Saskatchewan. The facility is linked to the company’s existing H2 pipeline network which supplies refiners, upgraders, chemical processors and other industries in the Alberta Industrial Heartland region.

Imec opens photonics R&D facility in Florida 08 Jul, 2016
Imec has opened a facility in Florida that will focus on photonics and high-speed electronics IC design. As part of the move, the firm has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Central Florida, Osceola County and the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research that will establish fab facilities for the development and production of III-V-on-silicon solutions for a broad range of applications. Imec Florida’s initial focus will be R&D into high speed electronics and photonics solutions, starting with IC design research for such applications as THz and LIDAR sensors and imagers.

Daifuku North America planning new facility in Novi, adding 85 jobs 08 Jul, 2016
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that Daifuku North America Holding Company, a manufacturer of automation and material handling systems, is planning a new headquarters facility in Novi by investing $15 million. For the project, the company will receive a $700,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant plus a property tax abatement from the city of Novi.

Little Potato Company celebrates first build in US 08 Jul, 2016
Canada’s Little Potato Company has begun its expansion in the United States with construction of a new facility in Wisconsin. When completed, the building will include 11,730 square feet of office space and 121,000 square feet of warehouse and processing space as well as expandable cooler space. The facility will be used to wash, sort and pack the company’s little potatoes. The facility is being developed and constructed by Ryan Companies through its Great Lakes Region, (with headquarters in Milwaukee and Naperville, IL) and is slated to open in early 2017.

BFGoodrich to expand its warehouse 08 Jul, 2016
BFGoodrich will spend $8 million to expand the warehouse at its tire plant in Tuscaloosa. With the expansion, the plant’s storage facility will grow from 29,000 to 92,000 square feet of space, a more than a 215 percent increase in square footage. The expanded warehouse will provide more than nine times the storage capacity. Construction on the expansion is expected to be completed early next year and be fully operational by the second quarter of 2017.

New tea processing plant to open in Georgia’s west 08 Jul, 2016
Georgia is stepping up its efforts to encourage development of tea production in the country. A new tea processing plant will be built in the village Laituri, in Georgia’s Ozurgeti region within the Georgian Tea Plantation Rehabilitation state program. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system will be launched in the new tea processing plant. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.

Siemens Awarded Wind Turbine Contract For 324 MW In New Mexico & Texas 08 Jul, 2016
Siemens has been awarded a wind turbine contract to supply 324 MW to adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Siemens will provide 141 of its SWT-2.3-108 turbines to Pattern Energy Group, which is developing the 324 MW Broadview Wind project, combining two adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Construction is already underway, and Siemens expects to begin installing the turbines this month.