International Projects

Ameren seeks to build massive solar array along I-70 02 Jul, 2015
By October, Ameren Missouri hopes to break ground on a large new solar array along the north side of Interstate 70 in Montgomery County, Maryland. The 70-acre project calls for a 15-megawatt solar plant that will produce an estimated 20,655 megawatt-hours per year. Construction is expected to take until the end of 2016. Once completed, the new solar array will contain almost 48,000 panels.

MSU dairy plant gets upgrade 02 Jul, 2015
The Custer Dairy Processing Plant at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi gets upgraded with replacing and waterproofing the plant floor and updating the plumbing and electrical systems. The upgrades have been completed and production will be started soon.

Solar farm plan for Wigtown’s disused Baldoon Airfield 02 Jul, 2015
A large solar farm will be built on a disused airfield in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. Green Hedge Renewables has drawn up initial plans for the development of Baldoon Airfield near Wigtown, Scotland. The developer outlined its proposal for the 53.8 hectare site in a “pre-application” submission to Dumfries and Galloway Council.

SSE Renewables applies to build NI’s largest wind farm 02 Jul, 2015
A planning application has been submitted for the Northern Ireland’s largest wind farm by SSE Renewables to install 36 turbines in the Sperrin mountains near Draperstown in County Londonderry. The project known, as the Doraville Wind Farm, will provide 115 MW of power.

Alstom and National Grid to develop Saudi Arabia’s power infrastructure 02 Jul, 2015
Alstom Grid and Saudi Arabia’s National Grid SA have signed an MoU to develop and advance power infrastructure in Saudi Arabia on a long-term basis. The two companies are expected to cooperate in fields of standards and specifications, engineering and design, maintenance and operation, technical exchange forums and technology roadmap.

MainOne to Invest N120bn in IT Infrastructure in 10 Years 02 Jul, 2015
Having invested N60 billion in Information Technology (IT) infrastructure in Nigeria and in some West African countries since its inception in 2010, MainOne, a major player in telecommunications and data services in West Africa has the capacity to enable it double its investments to N120 billion in the next five years

Jaguar Land Rover signs partnership to build cars in Austria 02 Jul, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover has signed a manufacturing partnership with Magna Steyr, a unit of Magna International, and will build an unspecified number of car models in the Austrian city of Graz. It will spend around 3.6 billion pounds on new vehicles and capital expenditure in 2015-16 as it expands its range.

Showa Denko expands gasification facility in Japan 02 Jul, 2015
Showa Denko (SDK) has expanded a used-plastic gasification facility at its manufacturing complex in Kawasaki, Japan. The plant processes used plastic to produce hydrogen that can be used to generate ammonia. The expansion will increase the percentage of hydrogen produced from used plastic to 65%.

Large Utilities Plan More NatGas-Fired Power Plants in Southeast 02 Jul, 2015
Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) will spend $1.2 billion on 1,600 MW natural gas-fired plant in southern Florida’s Okeechobee County. The company will go forward with the project and is aiming for an in-service date of mid-2019, pending local, state and Federal Government approval. Dominion Resources Inc. subsidiary Dominion Virginia Power is also awaiting certificate from the state Corporate Commission to build a $1.3 billion, 1,600 MW natural gas-fired power plant in Greensville County, Virginia. Pending regulatory approval, Dominion hopes to have the facility in service by 2019.

Scottish power company Aggreko to construct 50MW power plant 02 Jul, 2015
Aggreko plc, has secured a provisional license from the Energy Commission to develop a power plant at Esiama, in the Ellembelle District, Ghana. The company has already acquired a 27 acre land at Esiama from the traditional authorities, and has signed a Gas Supply Agreement with the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC), to supply them gas for production of electrical power in the next 12 months. The company will initially produce between 40 and 50 MW, and increase production to over 100 MW in the subsequent years.

Kyocera TCL Solar Commences Construction of 23MW Solar Power Plant 02 Jul, 2015
Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, its joint venture with Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation has commenced construction of a 23 MW solar power plant on an abandoned golf course in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The plant will generate an estimated 26,312 MWh per year. Electricity generated will be sold to the local utility (The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.) through Japan’s feed-in-tariff system. Construction has been started on June 28, 2015 and is planned for completion in September 2017.

URC commissions 46-MW biomass plant 02 Jul, 2015
Universal Robina Corporation has commissioned its biomass power plant, investing P2.52 billion. The company is also building a $35-million ethanol distillery plant that will produce some 30 million liters of ethanol fuel a year.

Funding secured for 170MW Turkish geothermal plant 02 Jul, 2015
Gurmat Electric Generation has signed a $720m financing agreement with a consortium of banks in Turkey. The company aims to fund for the construction of Turkey’s largest, and Europe’s second largest, geothermal power plant. The 15-year financing package for the 170MW project includes $200m from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and $325m from Turkiye Is Bankasi. Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi and Black Sea Trade and Development Bank will provide $130m and $65m financing for the project respectively

DMH discuss plans for new surgery center project 02 Jul, 2015
Drew Memorial Hospital in United States is discussing to build a new surgery center and power plant. The hospital will also build a new labor and delivery area, an outpatient surgery preparation and observation area, a clinic where visiting physicians and a six suit operating room. The proposal will cost over $25 million.

EIB mulling provision of EUR 400 mln to build Kaniv hydroelectric pump-storage plant 02 Jul, 2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is mulling the provision of EUR 400 million to public joint-stock company Ukrhydroenergo to build the Kaniv hydroelectric pump-storage plant. The total cost of the project is EUR 1.283 billion. Ukrhydroenergo plans to raise 70% of the funds to be used to build the plant from four banks the EIB, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Deutsche Bank. The capacity of Kaniv hydroelectric pumped storage power plant will be 1 GW in generating operations, its construction will take six and a half years, and the payback period is about ten and a half years.

Hyosung to build new polyketone plant in Ulsan 02 Jul, 2015
Hyosung Group has agreed with Ulsan city to build a polyketone plant in Ulsan city, South Korea. Under the agreement, Hyosung will develop 208,000 square meters of land in Yongyeon-dong to build a research facility and plant that can produce 300,000 tons of polyketone a year by 2021.

Adidas could build new type of shoe factory in Detroit 02 Jul, 2015
Adidas wants to have robots help make shoes in Detroit, Michigan, United States possibly by 2017. The company wants to make sneakers out of recycled ocean waste. The company plans to kick off automated footwear manufacturing in Germany in 2016 and in the U.S. in 2017.

Lidl confirm bid to build new store on outskirts of Lincoln 02 Jul, 2015
Lidl, a supermarket company will submit for planning permission to build a new store. It will be built on the site of the now-closed Ocean restaurant on Newark Road, Lincoln. It will occupy 2443 square metres with 113 customer car parking spaces.

Goldwind To Build 175 MW Wind Farm 02 Jul, 2015
Goldwind will begin construction of the 175 MW White Rock wind farm in north of Sydney in November. It has obtained agreement from Transgrid to connect the 70 turbine wind farm, located between Glenn Innes and Inverell, in South Wales, Australia. The project has a development approval for up to 119 wind turbines with 70 wind turbines now planned to be built in the first phase.

Bliss GVS Pharma wins $35 mn contract in Kenya 02 Jul, 2015
Bliss GVS Pharma has won an annual service contract worth $35 million in Kenya for providing medical healthcare cover in association with Aon Kenya Insurance Brokers. The contract envisages providing medical healthcare cover to 2.88 lakh teachers in Kenya. The contract also envisages supplies of the company’s products from India, for administering to patients covered under this scheme.

Telluride dedicates new water treatment plant 01 Jul, 2015
Telluride Public Works has inaugurated the brand new Pandora Water Treatment Plant, Colorado on 30th June, 2015. Two linear miles of pipeline zig-zags under the switchbacks between the Bridal Veil Power Station and the new Pandora Water Treatment Plant, located two switchbacks up from the old Pandora Mill. These pipes bring in water from Blue Lake and Bridal Veil Creek, which is treated at the rate of one million gallons per day for use by town residents.

NEL to invest £1 million in new HPHT facility. 01 Jul, 2015
National Engineering Laboratory is investing £1 million to create the UK’s only flow meter calibration facility capable of testing at significantly elevated pressures and temperatures. The new facility will be fully operational during Q3.

Hero Cycles forays into ecommerce 01 Jul, 2015
Hero Cycles forays into ecommerce, plans to invest Rs 800 cr in Europe mkt. It targets 100,000 units in online sales in the next one year. Hero’s ecommerce partner is a leading online player in the sports and recreation category. It has partnerships with Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon and Paytm, among other online marketplaces. The company is planning to set up a retail and distribution network in Europe with an investment of about Rs 800 crore. It has hired Boston Consultancy for advice.

Nestle to invest $118.9 million in Dubai 01 Jul, 2015
Nestle will invest 112 million Swiss francs to build a coffee and culinary product factory in Dubai to keep pace with rising demand in the Middle East.

Beijing to Build New Train Station North of Chang’an Jie 02 Jul, 2015
Beijing plans to build a new Beijing North train station somewhere north of Chang’an Jie, Beijing, China. The Beijing Municipal Government did not specify a final location for the new station. The station may be part of a new Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei inter-city railway.

BHEL commissions Sudan’s largest power plant

HBL 01 Jul, 2015
BHEL has commissioned Sudan’s largest power plant. BHEL has executed this project on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis. It has designed, manufactured, supplied and installed the complete power project (4 units of 125 MW each) including associated civil works. BHEL is executing several major projects outside India, 64 MW Grand Katende Hydro Project in DR Congo; 18 MW HFO-fired power plant in Comoros; 8×183 MW Keban Hydro rehabilitation project in Turkey; 6×200 MW PHPA-I, 6×170 MW PHPA-II and 4×180 MW MHPA hydro projects in Bhutan.

Colorcon sets up new technical service lab in China 01 Jul, 2015
Colorcon has opened a new technical service laboratory in Beijing, China on June 25, 2015. Located in the Beijing YiZhuang Biomedical Park, this technical centre is in a unique position to work closely with the pharmaceutical research community in the North China region.

Italy’s Building Energy has signed an agreement worth $200m to build two 50MW photovoltaic plants in Egypt 01 Jul, 2015
Italy’s Building Energy has signed an agreement worth $200 million to build two 50 MW photovoltaic plants in Egypt. The project was awarded by the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt. Each plant in Benban, Upper Egypt, is expected to generate around 143 GWh per year. Construction will start in summer 2016 and will last 12 months. Under a 25-year power purchase agreement, the plants will be connected to the 220 kV high-voltage line linking Aswan to Cairo.

CFL invests $250,000 in major transmission upgrading works in the North 01 Jul, 2015
CFL has invested $250,000 in major transmission upgrading works in the Northern Division. CFL which is the parent company of Legend FM, FM96, Viti FM, Navtarang and Radio Sargam, has completed the first stage of their transmission upgrade program for 2015.

Kenya’s Lake Turkana wind farm to bring up to 90 MW in 2016 01 Jul, 2015
Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project, whose construction planned to begin on 02 July, 2015, will be ready to start supplying 50 MW to 90 MW as early as September 2016, once the transmission line is in place. The USD-720-million wind farm will have a total capacity of 310 MW. The project will comprise 365 wind turbines (each with a capacity of 850 KW), an associated overhead electric grid system and a high voltage substation.

DOTC awards MRT-3 maintenance contract 01 Jul, 2015
The Department of Transportation and Communications has awarded the contract for the largest maintenance component of the congested Metro Rail Transit Line 3 in Metro Manila to a German-Filipino group. The P131.28 million contract, which covers the rolling stocks, depot equipment, and signaling is won by Schunk Bahn-und Industrietechnik GmbH-Comm Builders & Technology Phils. Corp. Joint Venture (SBI-CB&T JV). SBI-CB&T will be responsible for the upkeep of the MRT-3’s trains, signaling system, and depot equipment starting July 5, 2015.

Canopy Plans New Hotel in Iceland 01 Jul, 2015
Canopy by Hilton and Icelandair Hotels have unveiled plans for Canopy’s first hotel in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, Iceland. Canopy Reykjavik City Centre is now under construction on Hverfisgata St, Reykjavik, Iceland. The hotel is slated to open in early 2016. The hotel will be operated by Icelandair Hotels, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group and a long term partner of Hilton Worldwide, having operated Hilton Reykjavik Nordica since it opened in 2007.

Eugene Civic Alliance vows to build new complex 01 Jul, 2015
Eugene Civic Alliance will construct a new sports complex in Phoenix, Arizona, US by renovating the existing civic stadium. The renovation is estimated to cost about $2.8 million, with the installation of an artificial turf field costing another $1 million. The alliance also planned to give Kidsports part of the 10-acre property so the youth sports organization can build a $4 million to $8 million fieldhouse.

ALDI submits plans to build new store in Bedford 01 Jul, 2015
Aldi is planning to open a new Bedford branch next to the Morrisons superstore in Ampthill Road, Bedford, England. The supermarket chain has applied for planning permission to build on the former Camford Works site, which is previously granted consent for a 140-bed hotel. A new 1,703 square foot foodstore, with car parking for 121 vehicles is now planned for the site.

Danish energy firm submits plans to build new plant in Lostock 01 Jul, 2015
A Danish renewable energy firm is set to submit plans for a new plant in Lostock, Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. The facility, named ‘Renescience Northwich’, will ‘recover resources from waste’ and generate electricity through ‘treatment with enzymes, mechanical sorting and anaerobic digestion’. The plant will produce biogas and generate approximately 5MW of renewable electricity in addition to the materials for recycling.

LondonMetric inks £39.4m deal for Wakefield warehouse 01 Jul, 2015
LondonMetric has exchanged conditional contracts with CDP, the development arm of the Marshall Construction Group, to buy and forward-fund the development of a new 524,000 square foot retail distribution centre in Wakefield, England for £39.4m. Construction of the site is due to begin later this summer, with practical completion targeted for autumn 2016.

P-Fuel plant to be constructed in United Kingdom 01 Jul, 2015
Bisan Limited holds around a 16% stake in P-Fuel Limited, which has now secured a significant milestone. P-Fuel and the UK based Appley Bridge Biomass Energy Limited will formalise a lease arrangement on an industrial park site for the construction of the first P-Fuel waste plastic to fuel commercial plant. The site is located at Appley Bridge near Wigan in the UK.

Chinese company to build fishmeal plant in Russia 01 Jul, 2015
Chinese fish company Yuanchzhen intends to build a processing plant for the production of fishmeal in the Sakhalin Oblast at the Far East part of Russia. The planned location for the new plant is in the Korsakovsky district, and so will have a sufficient raw material base as 43,000 tonnes of fish were caught last year in the district. The company will be exporting part of the production abroad.

Construction of Port Fairy wave power unit complete 01 Jul, 2015
BioPower Systems has finished constructing its 250 kilowatt prototype wave power unit to be installed off the coast of Port Fairy, on the west coast of Victoria, later this year. The site near Port Fairy is in the final stages of preparation for the arrival of the completed unit, with the onshore electrical equipment in place and divers working on subsea power and data cabling. The $21 million project, supported by $11 million ARENA funding, is on track for installation in November 2015.

320-unit apartment complex planned for The Greens at Millerville 01 Jul, 2015
Plans for The Greens at Millerville mixed-use development at Interstate 12 and Millerville Road, United States continue to grow. Developers have drafted a final development plan for a 320-unit apartment complex that will be located on a 16.9 acre tract in the development and will consist of 10 separate three-story buildings.

Kite Packaging opens new unit in England 01 Jul, 2015

Kite Packaging has inaugurated its second property this year after opening a branch in Sittingbourne, England in February. Developed over 22,000 ft2, the unit includes a warehouse.

Britain to decide on new Heathrow runway by end of year 01 Jul, 2015
Britain will make a final decision on a 23 billion pound plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport, London, England by the end of the year. The new runway could add 260,000 flights a year to Heathrow, compared to the 470,000 movements currently and against the 425,000 flights in and out of Schiphol annually. It could be built by 2026

Biogen plans $1 billion plant in Switzerland 01 Jul, 2015
Biogen Inc. plans to invest $1 billion in a new manufacturing plant in northern Switzerland that will triple the company’s global capacity to produce large protein-based drugs known as biologics. The proposed site in Luterbach, Switzerland, near Zurich, will be Biogen’s fourth manufacturing plant.

Aspirus to Build New Clinic Complex in Ironwood 01 Jul, 2015
Aspirus’s Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, Michigan, United States is now fully integrated into its system, allowing construction of a new clinic, cancer care center, and physical rehabilitation complex. The 43,600 square foot facility will cost more than $16 million. The new facility will include family medicine and specialty care clinics with more privacy for patients. Construction is expected to begin this fall, and the new facility is expected to open in winter 2016.

Platinum Power to build $845 mln hydropower project in Cameroon 01 Jul, 2015
Morocco’s Platinum Power, a subsidiary of U.S. private equity firm Brookstone Partners, plans to invest 500 billion CFA francs to build a hydroelectric project in Cameroon, Africa. Platinum Power signed a framework public-private partnership agreement with the Cameroonian Government on 01 July, 2015 to build a 400 megawatt capacity complex in Makay, Africa. Construction will begin in 2017 with completion set for 2020.

Havyard to build a new subsea vessel 01 Jul, 2015
The vessel, a newly developed Havyard 858 L WE design, having the shipyard NB 123, is scheduled to be delivered second quarter 2017. The contract is valued at approximately NOK 700 million. The design is developed by Havyard Design & Solutions in Norway. The vessel will perform IMR (Inspection Maintenance and Repair) and light construction work on subsea installations. The vessel will have DP3 (Dynamic Positioning) Class which among other things provide extra safety and redundancy against flooding and fire.

Niagara Bottling to build new water bottling facility. 01 Jul, 2015
Niagara Bottling plans to build new water bottling facility. Construction of the 557,000 ft2 facility is scheduled to commence in near future and be completed by early 2016. The factory will be built on approximately 30.77 acres of land at the intersection of Rio Nogales Drive and Eighth Street in Seguin, Texas with a potential investment of $85m.

Schnucks plans new store at Lawndale shopping center 01 Jul, 2015
Schnucks plans to build a 59,000-square-foot store at Lawndale, California plus an additional 8,080 square feet of space for other retail stores. The store will replace the Washington Avenue store, which opened in 1977. The new store open will be opened by mid-next year.

Botswana firm plans solar power plant to produce up to 200 MW 30 Jun, 2015
Shumba Coal plans to develop 200 MW solar power station. The project will initially produce 100 MW and increase to 200 MW over an unspecified period of time. It will include an initial installation of 400,000 photovoltaic cells in an area of 200 hectares.

CSBC plans to set up joint venture yard facility in China 30 Jun, 2015
CSBC Corp is to establish an overseas joint venture shipbuilding and equipment production facility in China. The plan is to find a suitable location to set up a ship equipment production yard for a start, before developing it into a shipbuilding facility.

SA Based Packaging Firm to Set Up Factory in Ruwa 30 Jun, 2015
Polyoak Packaging is to set up a factory in Ruwa, Zimbabwe. The investment is still subject to approval from Government. The company specialises in the manufacture and design of thermoformed, blow, injection and compression-moulded plastic packaging for the dairy, beverage, foods and industrial sectors.

Russia To Build Electrified Railway Line Bypassing Ukraine 30 Jun, 2015
Russia’s defense ministry and Russian Railways have reached an agreement to construct a two-way electrified railway line bypassing Ukraine. The deal is said to be finalized on June 25. The railway line will be constructed between Zhuravka, in the Voronezh region less than 20 miles from the Ukraine border and Millerovo, in the Rostov region in Russia. Construction of the railway line will be completed in 2018.

Manufacturer gets $10M for new Lake Nona complex 30 Jun, 2015
Voxx International Corp. got $10 million to build a new $16.5 million headquarters and manufacturing facility in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida. The new campus, including a new plant plus office space for the company to relocate its corporate campus from Hauppauge, New York, will be built on 8.71 acres in the new Lake Nona Airport Business Park west of Medical City, Philippines. Site work on the project is expected to start earlier this year.

MLP will develop 230,000 sqm warehouse space this year 30 Jun, 2015
MLP Group is to launch the construction of logistic parks in cities such as Lodz, Wroclaw and Gliwice in Poland with a total warehouse space standing at around 230,000 sqm. The firm has already signed a deal to develop a 70 sqm warehouse for retailer Malpka Express in Poznan, Poland.

KP Govt to construct three small dams 30 Jun, 2015
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has planned to construct three small dams in Karak and Nowshera districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Work will commence soon. The preliminary feasibility study of these projects has been completed and process of sites selection completed.

Gamesa to construct 65-MW wind farm in Chile 30 Jun, 2015
Gamesa has received a turnkey order to build the 65 MW San Pedro II wind farm on the Chilean island of Chiloe, Chile using its upgraded 5 MW platform. Transantartic Energia and Chile’s Bosques de Chiloe have contracted Gamesa to supply, install and commission 13 of its G128-5.0 MW turbines on the site. The Spanish firm expects to deliver the machines during the second quarter of 2016 and to commission the wind park in early 2017.

Deal signed with Chinese firm to construct Karnaphuli tunnel 30 Jun, 2015
The Road Transport and Bridges Ministry has signed a US$ 705 million deal with a Chinese firm to implement the multi-lane dream tunnel beneath the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The construction of the tunnel will begin by December this year and is likely to be completed in four years.

Vestas to install 39 MW wind farm in Denmark 30 Jun, 2015
Vestas Wind Systems has contracted to equip and construct a 39 MW wind park in the western parts of Jutland peninsula for domestic firm Skovgaard Invest ApS. The job covers the supply, installation and commissioning of 12 units of the V112-3.3 MW turbine. The contract also includes a 15-year full-scope Vestas Active Output Management service agreement.

GMR says Terminal-2 of Phillippines international airport to be completed by 2018
Livemint 29 Jun, 2015
GMR Infrastructure Ltd will finish the construction of Terminal 2 at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in the Phillippines by 2018. GMR, which was chosen to build the airport and operate it for 25 years before transferring it to the government, took over operations of the airport on 1 November, 2014. The ground-breaking ceremony to expand and modernize the airport was held on June 27. The development of Terminal 2 and the expansion of MCIA will allow GMCAC to launch more direct international services to Cebu and expand the number of domestic connections.

Vestas awarded 185MW Chilean deal 29 Jun, 2015
Vestas has won a 185MW deal from Latin American Power (LAP) to supply its turbines to a project in Atacama, central Chile. Vestas will deliver 56 V117-3.3MW turbines to the San Juan project in Atacama. Delivery is expected in the first quarter of next year, with commissioning due by the end of 2016. Vestas will also service the turbines for five years.

Carlyle Group invests millions in China e-commerce

Wall Street Journal 29 Jun, 2015
D.C.-based The Carlyle Group is betting on China’s rapidly growing e-commerce sector, leading an investment in a Chinese logistics firm. The investment is aimed at Shanghai ANE Logistics Ltd., a company that delivers small orders in China through its 5,000 franchised stores. Carlyle is laying down $120 million in the investment play, joined by Goldman Sachs Group and China Renaissance.

African Petroleum signs bidding agreement for exploration framework on Block CI-513 29 Jun, 2015
Oil and gas explorer African Petroleum has signed a joint bidding agreement with a London-listed oil and gas company to agree upon an exploration framework for the Block CI-513 licence area in Côte d’Ivoire. African Petroleum is expected to hold a non-operated interest of 45 per cent, and the remaining 10 per cent interest will be held by the West African nation’s national oil company Petroci.

Angolan cement plant plans to increase production 29 Jun, 2015
The Kwanza Sul Cement Factory (FCKS) plans to increase production in the short and medium term in order to reach 4,500 tons per day, exceeding the current production of 4,200 tons per day. The plant has units for manufacturing clinker, a power plant with a capacity of 41 megawatts and a factory to produce paper bags for packing cement.

Saab Owner To Build $400 Million Electric Car Factory In China 29 Jun, 2015
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) plans to build a $400 million factory and R&D unit for electric cars in Tianjin Binhai Hi-Tech Industrial Development Area, China. The launching ceremony was held. Total investment for the new factory, with a total capacity of 200,000 cars a year, and the R&D center is estimated to $400 million, plus costs for product development and tools.

Mandarin Oriental announces new hotel in Beijing 29 Jun, 2015
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage another property in the Wangfujing district of Beijing. Scheduled to open in 2017, the Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will be located in the new mixed-use ‘WF Central’ site, being developed by Wangfu Central Real Estate Development Company Limited. Located on the top two floors of the property, the hotel has been designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Dunavant’s Henderson Beach Resort continues construction 29 Jun, 2015
Work continues apace at the new Henderson Beach Resort in Destin, Florida, owned by Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises, Inc. The resort’s anchor hotel, a 170-room luxury property called The Henderson, is scheduled to open next summer. It is being managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts. The estimated cost of the overall resort development exceeds $300 million.

Work could begin on four Lauderdale bridges soon 29 Jun, 2015
Within the next two months a lot of bridge work should be ongoing in the Lauderdale County. The county has been approved for four bridge replacements and those contracts should be awarded soon. All four are to be under construction by the fall and to be completed by spring. The bridges to be renovated are on Lauderdale 87 over Bluff Creek, Lauderdale 25 over the west fork of Six-Mile Creek, Lauderdale 187 over Bumphus Creek near Waterloo and on Lauderdale 94 at Cowpen Creek.

Multiple Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Tioga County Begins July 6 29 Jun, 2015
On July 6, work will begin on a bridge rehabilitation project involving three bridges in Tioga County. Work on all three structures includes rehabilitating bridge deck joints, placing an epoxy overlay, and constructing new pavement approaches. L.C. Whitford Co., Inc. is the prime contractor on this $624,000 project.

Euronext to target energy with wood pellet futures

Reuters 29 Jun, 2015
Euronext is to launch its first derivatives focused on the energy sector by introducing wood pellet futures later this year, tapping into demand for wood pellets as a renewable source for heating. Set for introduction this autumn, the scheme will be backed by physical delivery to offer price hedging for producers and distributors in a European market that consumes 80 percent of global production of wood pellets for heating.

Amazon to offer loans to sellers in China, 7 other countries

Reuters 29 Jun, 2015 Inc will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China. Amazon Lending now plans to offer short-term working capital loans in other countries where it operates a third-party, seller-run marketplace business. The countries are Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The service is on an invite-only basis and is not open to all sellers on Amazon’s platform.

SaBuCo prepares to start trial operations at largest butanol plant in Jubail 29 Jun, 2015
Saudi Butanol Company (SaBuCo) is preparing to start trial operations at its largest butanol plant in Jubail in Q3-2015. To be carried out for around six months, the trial operations will test equipment and production efficiency through technical licensing and contracts. Plant capacity comprises of 330,000 tons of n-butanol and 11,000 tons of iso-butanol on a yearly basis, with an estimated investment of SR1.93 bln.

Air Liquide in $394m Saudi investment deal 29 Jun, 2015
Air Liquide has announced the start-up of its global-scale hydrogen production site in Yanbu on the West coast of the Saudi Arabia. The investment is more than €350 million. As per a long-term agreement, Air Liquide Arabia will be supplying hydrogen to the new Yasref refinery (a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sinopec) located in Yanbu. With two global-scale hydrogen production units and one purification unit, the Air Liquide site has a total hydrogen capacity of 340,000 Nm3/hour. The production will ramp up, according to the needs of Yasref, during the course of 2015.

CF Industries to increase production capacity of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in Ontario 29 Jun, 2015
U.S. fertilizer producer CF Industries has announced plans to increase production capacity of urea-based products, including DEF, by 130,000 tons. A debottlenecking project is due to commence at the company’s Courtright Nitrogen Complex in Sarnia, Ontario later in 2015, costing an estimated $85 million. Production capacity is due to increase for granular urea, urea liquor as well as DEF. Completion is anticipated in Q4 2017.

NLMK to develop 700kt Lipetsk briquette facility 29 Jun, 2015
Russian steelmaker NLMK has received official approval to embark upon the development of a 700kt metallurgical briquettes facility in Lipetsk, the company’s main production site in Russia. The facility, which will cost 2.3 billion rubles, will make the briquettes from iron-making waste. Once up and running, the plant will be capable of recycling 350k of blast furnace waste annually. There are plans to fully liquidate existing blast furnace sludge piles by the year 2030.

Parenco Contracts with Voith to Rebuild Newsprint Paper Machine to Packaging Paper Production Line 29 Jun, 2015
Parenco B.V. has contracted with Voith to deliver the comprehensive rebuild of its stock preparation and PM 2, as well as the facility renovation at Renkum, Netherlands. The project has a completion date of August 2016. The contract followed a 10 month pre-engineering project. Renkum PM 2 will be transformed from a newsprint machine to a modern packaging production line. The turn-key scope of work includes a new stock preparation with the rebuild and upgrade of existing equipment. The project will utilize the existing TMP and Deinking plant buildings. Once completed, it will increase the mill’s capacity by approximately 385,000 t/a, with production focused on testliner and medium grades.

Crafters & Co expanding to open first craft beer warehouse in Wellington 29 Jun, 2015
This month Hadleigh and two investors will open a craft beer distribution centre and bottle shop on Webb St. On July 10, after a year of planning, and an investment of more than $1 million dollars, he will open the 1200 square metres warehouse and bottle shop at the former Hiremaster location. It would sell 500 beers made by 30 different breweries.

Canada’s Ivanhoe invests in Chinese warehouses

Reuters 29 Jun, 2015
The real estate arm of Canada’s second-largest pension fund will invest up to $180 million in Chinese warehouse properties, joining other institutional investors that are seeking to profit from China’s burgeoning e-commerce sector. Ivanhoe Cambridge, part of the C$225.9 billion Caisse de depot et Placement du Quebec fund, has launched a venture with U.S. real estate investor CBRE Global Investments to invest in LOGOS China Logistics Club, which owns and develops warehouse properties in hubs serving large Chinese cities.

Brewdog to invest US$30.4m in US brewery 29 Jun, 2015
Scottish brewer BrewDog is to invest US$30.4m in a 100,000 sq ft facility in Columbus, Ohio, which is to be ready by August next year. The site will feature brewing facilities for all of BrewDog USA’s beer production, as well as a restaurant, taproom and visitor centre. It will produce more than 85,200 barrels in its first year of production, increasing capacity in years two and three until it reaches 852,000 barrels. It will be funding the US expansion in part using finance raised through a US crowdfunding round.

Muda’s glazed paper manufacturing facility to become operational in July
Business Review 29 Jun, 2015
Malaysian paper packaging company Muda Holdings’ $24m glazed paper manufacturing plant is set to become operational next month. Construction of the facility was segmented into three phases. An initial RM34m was injected for the construction of a 100,000-sq-ft facility and purchase three units of equipment from Europe. Located near its paper mill in Simpang Ampat, the first phase of production (18,000 tonnes of glazed paper annually) is expected to begin on 1 July. The phase-II is likely to be completed by July 2016. Once all the phases are completed, the plant is expected to annually produce up to 60,000 tonnes of glazed paper.

Prologis expands Rudna industrial park. 29 Jun, 2015
Westgate Park Rudna was acquired by industrial real estate firm Prologis from Europa Capital. It acquired the distribution facility with 28,000 square meters of leasable space together with 14 hectares of surrounding development. The new facility, which has been combined with the adjoining Prologis Park Prague-Rudna, has been renamed DC18 and is currently 52 percent leased to sports retailer Sportisimo.

Thai Superblock Signs Deal for $798m Solar Project in Japan

The Jakarta Globe 28 Jun, 2015
Thailand’s Superblock PCL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Energy Complex to develop a 300-MW solar farm in Japan at an estimated cost of 27 billion baht. Superblock will set up a subsidiary in Singapore to form a joint venture with its Japanese partner, with the Thai firm holding a 75 percent stake. The first 70 MW of capacity, to be located in Chiba and Fukuoka, is expected to begin commercial operation in late 2016, and the rest in 2017. The company plans to invest 30 billion baht this year on expanding its solar power business at home and overseas.

New lane, intersection planned with hospital expansion 28 Jun, 2015
Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale plans to increase the number of hospital beds on its Silverdale campus and close its Bremerton facility. The first two phases, designed to take its bed capacity to about 240 from 94, also would include an 80,000-square-foot medical office building. Those phases are projected to be complete by the end of 2018 and would include the street improvements. Other changes in the site include the addition of two new entrances. A third phase would be the construction of a tower as tall as 180 feet that could add another 110 beds. That project is expected to be complete by 2030.

Rs 77 bln to be spent on 45 development schemes of Pakistan Railways 28 Jun, 2015
The Pakistan government will spend Rs 77 billion on 45 development schemes including doubling of tracks, purchase of new locomotives, wagons, bogeys and up-gradation of signaling system during next fiscal year. Huge investments are being made under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, which will bring fast, modern and reliable railways to Pakistan.

Four new restaurants, $6.8 million investment heading to Fourth Street Live 28 Jun, 2015
Fourth Street Live will undergo $6.8 million in upgrades and renovations before the Kentucky Derby next year, including the addition of four new concepts. Two of the new concepts will replace Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Sully’s Restaurant & Saloon. The two remaining restaurants, also unnamed, are: 1) A farm-to-table concept with gourmet meats and seafood 2) A chef-driven, Southern cuisine restaurant will fill the former The Pub Restaurant, be run by a regional restaurant owner.

Shadeed Iron’s rolling mill to be commissioned by year-end

Times Of Oman, 28 Jun, 2015
Shadeed Iron and Steel, part of the Jindal group, plans to open its rolling mill for manufacturing re-bars at Oman by the end of the year. This is part of further integration and the 1.4 million tonne per annum rolling mill is being set up with a capital expenditure close to $200 million. It is waiting for the market to recover for floating its initial public offering (IPO) on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM). The purpose of the IPO is to install certain equipment for further reducing the cost of production and increase capacity.

Spanish Company to Build Wind Tower Manufacturing Plant in Amarillo 28 Jun, 2015
GRI Renewable Industries, a Spanish steel company, intends to build a wind tower plant in Amarillo, in the Texas panhandle and build 400 towers a year. The state is offering a Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $1.85 million to the company. Tax incentive details are still being worked out with the Economic Development Corporation of Amarillo. The plant is expected to be operational by late 2016.

Bangladesh inks deal to build high-tech business park 28 Jun, 2015
Bangladesh’s Summit Group and India’s Infinity Infosys Parks will jointly invest USD 207.59 million to build a technology park in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) and Summit Technopolis Limited signed the deal to build the Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) at Gazipur district under PPP mode. The government has provided the KHTP with 232 acres of land. The first phase will be fully operational within 10 years. The Summit would bear 90 per cent of the total costs of the project while the Infinity would provide the remaining 10 per cent.

Siemens eyes wind power plant in Germany 27 Jun, 2015
Siemens is considering building a new plant in Germany to produce parts for wind turbines. An initiative to develop technology for storing renewable energy to be funded to the tune of about a billion euros in equal parts by the government and industry is also proposed.

Instagram enters the e-commerce marketplace, hooray 27 Jun, 2015
Recently there has been an increased push across social media platforms to integrate external links. Instagram unveiled a new advertising solution, much like Twitter’s dedicated pages. It aims at improving the efficacy of Instagram-based marketing by integrating those external links. Their new advertising solution also includes a new application programming interface (API) in order to allow a wider variety of advertisements. They will also be taking a page from Facebook and allowing sponsored content, related to user-specific interests.

Panama Canal Plans LNG Terminal 27 Jun, 2015
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is looking at building a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal near the Canal. The ACP has been awarded a US Trade and Development Agency grant to help fund a feasibility study for the project, which it is considering for when the expanded canal is opened next year and the waterway is expected to handle considerable liquefied natural gas tankers. When the Panama Canal expansion project is completed next year, the Canal is expected to handle significant LNG tanker traffic. In order to capitalize on this growth, the ACP is interested in developing LNG-related infrastructure projects, including an import terminal.

Asian Agri to build 20 biogas power plants by 2020 27 Jun, 2015
Palm oil heavyweight PT Asian Agri plans to develop 20 biogas-fired power plants (PLTB) within the next five years to produce electricity for its own needs and for the people around the company’s plantations. Next year it aims to build five more. The power plants are fired by biogas produced from palm oil mill effluent (POME), the waste water discharged from the sterilization process, crude oil clarification process and cracked mixture separation process. It would need to invest up to $90 million for the development of the power plants.

Bahrain, China to set up fisheries project
Reuters 27 Jun, 2015
Bahrain and China will set up a joint aquaculture project to produce 36 to 50 tonnes of fish a year. Under the deal, Bahrain will provide a plot of land covering 2,000 sq m, infrastructure facilities, water and electricity. China will provide hi-tech equipment and qualified experts for the project which will be operational by 2017. The project represents the fifth phase of the pisciculture agreement between Bahrain and China.

Contractors appointed to build new Hilton Hotel at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light 27 Jun, 2015
Opus Building Services has secured a key contract on a new landmark hotel being built next to Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light. Work started at the 145-bed Stadium Park’s Hilton Garden Hotel late last year and Opus will provide a complete package of specialist mechanical and electrical engineering services, on behalf of North East-based Tolent Construction Ltd, which is building the hotel. It is set to open in the spring of 2016.

GTR to build new mixing plant 27 Jun, 2015
The General Tyre and Rubber Company is building a new mixing plant facility at a cost of $10 million. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 26, and the plant will start production in August next year and increase the company’s production capacity by 50 per cent to 3.5m tyres annually from the current 2.3m tyres. The new facility would further enhance the quality of its products besides helping the company to produce more sizes.

Gov’t to construct new polyclinics 27 Jun, 2015
The Ghana government is to construct 15 additional polyclinics in the country. 10 of the facilities would be constructed in Greater-Accra, while the other five would be sited in the Central Region. Work on the projects would soon begin. The government has also earmarked 150 million dollars for the construction of feeder roads in cocoa-growing communities.

Glaxo to invest another $80m in plant 27 Jun, 2015
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is investing another £38 million to expand its world-class antibiotic manufacturing plant in Singapore. The plant is the company’s sole production site for amoxicillin – an active compound used in the manufacture of antibiotics that are widely prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections. The latest investment will be used to construct an additional downstream isolation facility at Quality Road. This will lift production by 50 per cent and help GSK meet growing demand for antibiotics in emerging markets.

Vivant investing P67 B for new power projects 27 JUn, 2015
Cebu-based Vivant Corp. is pouring in P67 billion for new power generation projects in the next three years. The group plans to invest in new facilities with over 450 megawatts in capacity. The projects would help augment electricity supply in Visayas and Mindanao. The projects are to be completed by 2018. Last year, Vivant infused more than P1.6 billion in equity for its power generation business including its acquisition of a 40 percent stake in Minergy Power Corp. (MPC) and a 20 percent stake in Therma Visayas Inc. (TVI). The companies are behind two coal-fired power facilities in Misamis and in Cebu.

Spirit Airlines to build new hangar at Metro Airport 26 Jun, 2015
Spirit Airlines announced it will build a new maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The hangar deal, approved in recent weeks by Romulus officials with a 10-year tax abatement, will place a 126,000-square foot facility for airline maintenance and repair at an estimated cost of $31.7 million. The hangar project also received a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

State OKs $20 million to widen Highway 99 near Visalia 26 Jun, 2015
A two-mile stretch of Highway 99 near Visalia will get almost $21 million in money from the California Transportation Commission, part of more than $561 million in road-, pedestrian- and bicycle-improvement allocations.

Howard Energy Partners Plans to Build 200-Mile Pipeline from Texas to Mexico 26 Jun, 2015
Howard Midstream Energy Partners (HEP) plans to develop the Nueva Era Pipeline, an approximately 200-mile, 30-inch natural gas pipeline connecting its existing Webb County Hub in Webb County, Texas to Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and the Mexican National Pipeline System in Monterrey. The Nueva Era Pipeline is expected to be in-service in July 2017, the project will be developed with HEP’s Mexican partner, and provide up to 600 MMcf/d of natural gas transportation from South Texas to Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, near Monterrey, connecting producers in South Texas with end-users in Mexico.

Mount Sinai to Build $5M Precision Medicine, Genomics Center 26 Jun, 2015
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $5 million charitable donation to establish a center for precision medicine and wellness, which will focus on developing novel strategies for population health management through remote monitoring, genomics, big data analytics, and other technology-driven initiatives. The center will investigate how popular consumer wellness technologies like wearable devices can find clinical meaning within healthcare’s burgeoning Internet of Things mentality.

GE and partners to construct 240MW Ararat wind project in Australia
Business Review 26 Jun, 2015
A consortium of GE, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Downer has received a contract to supply 75 turbines for the 240MW Ararat wind farm in Australia. RES will commission the project, while GE will be responsible for ongoing operations and maintenance under a 10-year service agreement. Planned to be developed in south-west Victoria, the $450m project will be financed by shareholders of Swiss investment manager Partners Group, RES, Canada’s OPSEU Pension Trust (OPTrust) and GE. The Australian Capital Territory Government (ACT) will purchase approximately 40% of power generated by the plant, under a PPA. With an operational life of 25 years, the wind farm is scheduled to start operations in April 2017.

Axalta commissions waterborne coating production plant in Germany 26 Jun, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has commenced operations of waterborne coating manufacturing at its operations centre in Wuppertal, Germany. The company will manufacture coatings for light and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as for its Axalta’s refinish brands, including Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox. Axalta announced plans to build the plant in February 2014 with an investment of $60m. The company commenced construction on the expansion project in September last year. As part of the project, it has installed new equipment in the existing waterborne production lines.

Jet fuel pipeline construction could start this summer at YVR 26 JUn, 2015
The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation, a consortium of commercial airlines, which is behind a new jet fuel pipeline and marine terminal in Richmond, insists construction could begin this summer. It is yet to submit an application to the Oil and Gas Commission.

China’s CNPC signs contract to build second pipeline for Russian crude
ET 26 Jun, 2015
China National Petroleum Corporation has signed a construction contract on June 19 for a second domestic pipeline to carry Russian crude oil from Mohe to Daqing.

Eagle to build two new CPO mills to double production 26 Jun, 2015
PT Eagle High Plantation will build two new palm oil mills in West Kalimantan and Papua as part of plans to double its crude palm oil (CPO) production within five years. The company will spend around Rp 200 billion, for both mills, which will start operation next year. It wants to double its annual CPO production capacity from the current 400,000 tons in five years. The new mills will be able to process 45 tons of fresh fruit bunches into CPO per hour in each facility. It also signed an agreement with power provider, the Sumberdaya Sewatama Group, to build a palm oil-based biogas facility in South Kalimantan that will process liquid waste into a fuel for power generation.

FOX5 obtains plans for new north Strip resort 26 Jun, 2015
A new resort, Alon Las Vegas (1100 guest rooms and suites) is planned on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. FOX5 was the first to learn about a preliminary application submitted to Clark County for construction of what would be called Alon Las Vegas. The primary shareholder would be Crown Resorts. Construction could begin early next year.

China derails plan for high speed railway through Thailand opting for slower option 26 Jun, 2015
China has decided against a much-hyped plan to build a high-speed railway running through Thailand, and instead opted for a medium-speed alternative that can support cargo transport. Construction of the dual-track mid-speed system would likely start in November – funding options are being evaluated. The project – consisting of two lines linking southern China’s Kunming city to northeast Thailand’s Nong Khai – had been touted as part of Beijing’s high-speed railway diplomacy to further project its economic power in the region.

Turkey plans to build healthcare facility 26 Jun, 2015
IFC is arranging €154 million in financing to help build the €1.1 billion Etlik Integrated Health Campus in Etlik district, Ankara. A consortium comprised of Astaldi Spa and Turkerler Construction won the competitive bidding process. The campus’ eight hospitals will include a general hospital (694 beds), a women’s hospital (500 beds), a children’s hospital (468 beds), a cardiovascular surgery hospital (362 beds), an oncology hospital (484 beds), an orthopedic hospital (478 beds), a psychiatric hospital (280 beds) and a rehabilitation hospital (300 beds). The planned construction period is 42 months, to be followed by a 24-year concession. IFC is lending €75 million to Ankara Etlik Hastane Saglik Hizmetleri Isletme Yatirim A.S, to build and maintain the health campus, and arranging another €79 million in financing from international commercial banks, including CA-CIB, Unicredit and Banca IMI, under its B Loan Program.

Feds, province pitch in for new water reservoir in Dawson Creek 26 Jun, 2015
The federal and provincial governments announced more than $3.3 million in funding to build a new water reservoir (one millions US gallons) in Dawson Creek. The funds will pay for two-thirds of the $5-million project, with Dawson Creek covering the other third of the costs. The engineering and planning work for the reservoir has already been conducted, and tenders are to be awarded. It is expected to be completed by next spring. Federal and provincial government funds are coming from the Small Communities Fund, and are each contributing $1.6 million to the project.

Zambeef commissions oil plant 26 Jun, 2015
Zampalm, a subsidiary of Zambeef Products, has commissioned a US$1 million crushing and processing plant in Mpika. The factory will begin processing crude palm oil in September 2015, with first harvesting planned for August through to January next year. The plant has a capacity to crush two to three TPH of fresh palm fruit. Following completion, a second two-tonne mill is expected to be installed in 2017 and a further 10-tonne plant in 2018. The total investment in Zampalm is estimated at US$41.5 million, of which Zambeef has spent US$20 million so far. It also intends to open branches in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) market, targeting countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.

Thai Solar Energy Pcl to Build Solar Power Plants in Japan 26 Jun, 2015
Thai Solar Energy Pcl, or TSE, has decided to build overseas solar power plants with a total production capacity that will reach 100MW by 2016 and 300MW in three years, starting with 25MW solar-farm projects to be operated in cooperation with its partners in Japan. The firm expects to have the first commercial operation date early next year. THB2.5 billion will be spent for the first phase of development of solar farms in Japan. Construction will begin in the second half of 2015, and the first commercial operation date (COD) is expected to reach by early 2016.

Erenav, Martifer to set up shipbuilding joint venture 26 Jun, 2015
Algeria’s national ship repair company Erenav has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Portuguese Group Martifer on the setting up of a joint venture in shipbuilding and ship repair that will be located in the North African country. The new joint company will be established at Arzew port in Oran. It will focus on shipbuilding, repairing and the conversion of oil tankers into cargo ships and vice versa.

Hedcor begins construction of P12.5B hydro power plant 25 Jun, 2015
AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor has started the construction of its P12.5-billion, 68.8-megawatt run-of-river hydro power plant project in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. The project will have two cascading plants, the 43.4 MW Manolo Fortich Hydro 1 and the 25.4 MW Manolo Fortich Hydro 2.

Group to put up geothermal plant in Biliran 25 Jun, 2015
Biliran Geothermal Inc. (BGI) is on track to develop the next major geothermal power project in the Philippines. BGI proposes to build a geothermal power plant in the island-province of Biliran in Eastern Visayas. The project, which may have up to 50 MW is expected to start development within the year if possible, and is expected to be commissioned by 2016.

Metro Pacific unit to start construction of P9B tollroad linking C5 to Coastal Road 25 Jun, 2015
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. plans to start building by next month a new P9-billion tollroad that will connect the C-5 Link Expressway in Taguig to the Coastal Expressway. The 7.6-kilometer tollroad will be undertaken by Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. and the project is to be finished by 2018.

Officials announce plans for Google data center in Jackson County 25 Jun, 2015
A Google data center is planned in the northeastern Alabama town of Stevenson. The company will build a $600 million data center in Jackson County. The facility will be built on 350 acres, much of which currently holds the soon-to-be retired Widow’s Creek Power Plant. The data center will act as a hub for Internet traffic, operating in a network that keeps the Google search engine and company products such as Gmail and YouTube up and running. It will solely use renewable energy.

Blue Racer commissions second processing plant at Berne Natural Gas Complex in Monroe County, Ohio 25 Jun, 2015
Blue Racer Midstream LLC has commissioned a second cryogenic processing plant, known as Berne II, at its Berne Natural Gas Processing Complex in Monroe County, Ohio. The new facility adds 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) to Blue Racer’s operating capacity, bringing the company’s total nameplate processing capacity in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays to 800 MMcf/d. Blue Racer expects to install and commission a fifth processing plant in the first half of 2016.

Three bid to build new psychiatric hospital in Spokane County 25 Jun, 2015
Three entities are competing to build a new psychiatric hospital in Spokane County. Providence Health Care submitted an application for a 100-bed free-standing hospital with the Washington Department of Health earlier this month. Signature Healthcare Services and Springstone LLC of Kentucky, also submitted applications to the state. Both are asking for approval to build 72-bed psych hospitals. Sacred Heart is proposing a joint venture to build the hospital with Fairfax Behavioral Health.

Mobext, Shazam in global tie-up
HBL 25 Jun, 2015
Havas Media-owned mobile agency Mobext has signed a global partnership with mobile app Shazam to provide clients with mobile marketing technology. The agreement will provide Mobext with access to Shazam’s products, as well as sharing and exchanging data for global retargeting and profiling. Shazam will provide Mobext with specific clusters created to deepen the understanding of mobile consumer behaviour, as well as access to proprietary music prediction models. The partnership is to be led by the Mobile Network Group, Shazam’s partner for over five years in France and Europe.

ESB wins €17m renewable energy contract in Saudi Arabia 25 Jun, 2015
ESB International’s global engineering consultancy has secured a €17m contract with the Saudi Electricity Company to manage a power generation project. ESB will project manage the construction of a highly-efficient gas-fired Combined Cycle power plant. The project will be completed in 4 years. 50MW of integrated solar power will also be delivered as part of the generation project.

First step toward building the new bridge coming in next few days 25 Jun, 2015
The first step toward hiring a company to design and build the new $2.1-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge will start within a few days. The request for qualifications would be invited then, to select the private-sector partner that will develop the design and manage the construction. Once that stage is completed, the short-list of three or four qualified finalists will be asked to provide final bids, which shall occur before the end of the year.

New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty 25 Jun, 2015
A €7 million upgradation of the waste water plant in Clonakilty, West Cork is proposed. The project also includes an upgrade to the main pumping station at Long Quay and provides additional capacity for storm water storage, which will significantly reduce the frequency of overflow to Clonakilty Bay at Croppy Park. The upgrades will involve the use of new state of the art Nereda Wastewater Technology.

Govt plans rolling warship construction 25 Jun, 2015
The federal government is planning for continuous production of new warships which would result in a vessel rolling off an Australian production line about every two years. This doesn’t apply to new submarines, only new surface warships, specifically replacements for the navy’s eight Anzac frigates which start retiring from around 2025.

Processors plan new buckwheat facility in Man 25 Jun, 2015
Two entrepreneurs in northwestern Manitoba, Don and Ben Fyk are planning to build a $15 million buckwheat processing plant in the area, which will need 30,000 to 50,000 acres to supply the facility. The new company would be called Fyk Soba Inc. The products, including buckwheat flour and bran, will be sold into the North American market.

Turkey Group Partners With GE for $1.1 Billion Hospital Building 25 Jun, 2015
Turkerler Group’s plan to build two hospitals with partners General Electric Co. and local builder Gama Holding AS will cost about 1 billion euros. Work on the hospitals will start this year as the Ankara-based group seeks to arrange about 800 million euros of financing needed for the projects. GE will hold stakes of as much as 10 percent stake in each of the hospitals, proposed for the towns of Izmir and Izmit, with the rest split between Turkerler and Gama. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or EBRD, has also expressed interest in the ventures.

UPS to construct $7m freight-sorting facility at Harrisburg International Airport.
Business Review 25 Jun, 2015
United Parcel Service (UPS) intends to construct a $7m freight-sorting facility at the Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania, US. The board of Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) that operates the airport gave the approval for a land lease at the airport’s property. The 17,000ft2 project that will be using UPS’ ‘Hub in a Box’ and ‘Peak Village’ is expected to begin operations by the holiday season during Christmas.

Granite Awarded $39 Million Mid-City Centerline Transit Project in San Diego 25 Jun, 2015
Granite Construction Incorporated has been awarded a $39 million contract by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to construct new bus rapid transit stations along State Route 15 at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue in San Diego County. Scope of the Mid-City Centerline project consists of the addition of three miles of new dedicated transit lanes, four new bus rapid transit station platforms in the freeway median, plaza bridge entrances and ramp intersection improvements. Funding is provided by the Federal Transit Administration and TransNet. Construction is underway and will take approximately two years to complete.

Maryland governor OKs rail project for Washington area, axes Baltimore’s
Reuters 25 Jun, 2015
Maryland has approved a scaled-back light rail project for the Washington suburbs and has rejected a project in Baltimore. The Purple Line project would run 16 miles from Bethesda to New Carrollton, outside Washington. It was originally designed to cost $2.45 billion, including $700 million from the state. Approval for the trimmed-down Purple Line outside Washington is part of a $1.97 billion transportation package.

Bell broadband project to create new jobs in Toronto 25 Jun, 2015
A multi-billion dollar plan to build a new, high-speed internet network to serve Toronto is proposed. Bell is spending billions across Canada to set up a new fibre optic network and Toronto will be one of the first parts of the country to get the service. Bell Canada is the parent company of Bell Media, which owns and operates NEWSTALK 1010.

Boskalis wins EUR 75 million worth of dredging contracts in Africa 25 Jun, 2015
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded three dredging-related contracts on the African subcontinent with a combined value of approximately EUR 75 million. (a) In Angola, Boskalis has been awarded a contract by Angola LNG Ltd. for dredging activities related to maintaining the access channel and turning basins of the Soyo LNG port (b) For the construction of an iron ore terminal in the Gabonese port of Libreville, Boskalis has been awarded a contract by Gabon Special Economic Zone Mineral PORT S.A. for reclamation works and capital dredging. (c) Boskalis signed a contract with Agence Nationale des Affaires Maritimes in Senegal for maintenance dredging in the Casamance river.

Minister reveals major ICT plans for Island 25 Jun, 2015
Plans are under way to develop the Isle of Man as a centre for excellence for data security. Positive steps could be continued if plans for the security centre progress.

$20M Meat Processing Plant Planned For Jefferson County 25 Jun, 2015
A $20 million meat processing plant in Jefferson County is planned. Investors and government grants are needed to get the project off the ground. The slaughter and processing facility, New York Meat Company, would benefit farms within a 100 mile radius of Watertown. The facility would be able to process 100,000 animals, including cattle, sheep and pigs, per year. The plan is to have the project completed by 2017.

National Beef to expand Georgia plant 25 Jun, 2015
Georgia plans for a $9 million expansion by National Beef Packing Company LLC, at its Moultrie case-ready processing plant. The company received approximately $875,000 in state and local incentives for the project.

7-Eleven to spend RM80m to build new stores 24 Jun, 2015
7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd plans to spend RM80 million to RM90 million to open 200 7-Eleven stores and refurbish 200 across Malaysia this year. It has also included more fresh foods, use light-emitting diode lighting at its stores. 30 to 35 per cent of the new stores would likely be in the Klang Valley. From 2014 to 2016 the company expects to open 600 new stores. The company has also allocated RM66 million on information technology (IT) project – to be completed in 2015, and another RM40 million for construction works to develop its collaborative delivery centre facility in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, which is currently in evaluation process.

Virgin Cruises to build three ships – and it wants your input 24 Jun, 2015
Virgin Cruises will build three new ships. It has signed a letter of intent with the Italian Fincantieri shipyard to build three ships, with the first set to debut in early 2020. The 2,860-passenger ship will be followed by identical sister ships in 2021 and 2022, with the new website asking viewers to submit their ideas for what they would like to see onboard a Virgin ship. The first ship will be based in Miami and will sail the Caribbean, with the line signing a five-year contract, with an option for an additional five years. Virgin Hotels plans to open and operate a new hotel in Dallas, Texas. Expected to open in 2018, it will be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by Dunhill Partners, Vinculum Partners and The Crosland Group

Pochin’s to build new warehouse in Middlewich 24 Jun, 2015
Pochin’s is planning to build a large industrial warehouse on Pochin Way in Middlewich. The company has submitted a planning application to Cheshire East Council to build a 14,402sq m warehouse with office accommodation, car parking yards, HGV parking and a gatehouse. If approved, the warehouse will built on the Midpoint 18 business park off Pochin way.

Gary enters agreement for new Buffington Harbor industrial park 24 Jun, 2015
The Gare city and Garmong Construction Services have formed a partnership to transform an 84-acre tract near Buffington Harbor into a modern industrial park. It could nclude as much as 500,000 square feet of industrial space. The property is in the footprint of the Gary Chicago/International Airport public-private partnership, which is nearing completion of the runway project. The entire facility is to be completed within six months.

Cimpor announces construction of new Mozambique cement plant 24 Jun, 2015
Cimpor subsidiary Cimentos de Moçambique commenced the process of building a new integrated cement plant in Nacala, Mozambique. It owns an integrated cement plant in Matola and also operates four grinding units, two of which are already situated in Nacala. The company currently has a cement production capacity of 3.1Mta.

TCDRI signs contract for Semen Baturaja 5000tpd project 24 Jun, 2015
TCDRI and PT Semen Baturaja Persero TBK have signed an EPC contract for a 5000tpd clinker and cement production line project in Indonesia. Semen Baturaja currently owns one integrated works line and two cement grinding stations in Indonesia. The new project is located in Baturaja, Sumatra, close to the company’s existing production line. Other contracts being undertaken by TCDRI in Indonesia include a project for HeidelbergCement, and a series of integrated and grinding units for Semen Bosowa.

Primoris (PRIM) Receives $200M Power Plant Contract 24 Jun, 2015
ARB Inc., part of Primoris Services Corporation ‘s PRIM West Construction Services segment, has secured an over $200 million power plant contract. The 500 MW natural gas-fired simple cycle power plant is located in San Diego. The contract was secured in a joint venture with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. and involves engineering, procurement and construction work. Scope of the contract also involves start-up and commissioning services for this repowering project. Moreover, the three existing steam boiler units 1, 2, and 3 of the adjacent power plant will be closed on successful commercial operation of the new facility.

Aboitiz Power Corp. to build 340 MW Coal Fired Power Plant in Toledo 24 Jun, 2015
The Abiotiz Power Corporation is currently constructing 340 MW coal fired power plant in Toledo City which can serve the power needs of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO). It will be named as the Therma Visayas Inc. which will be completed in 2017. The memorandum of agreement that it will be entering with Ceneco will be meant for technical assistance and cooperation and the resulting recommendations will be given fully to Ceneco for their use.

Nuclearelectrica to sign deal on construction of Cernavoda units 3 and 4 by yearend
Business Review 24 Jun, 2015
Nuclearelectrica has taken the final steps in terms of negotiations on the construction of units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant. The project on the construction of reactors 3 and 4 is valued yet to EUR 6.45 billion, but the feasibility study which determined the investment required is to be revised. Currently, the two companies are carrying negotiations on the Memorandum of understanding on implementation. China General Nuclear Power Corporation has been appointed Selected Investor for the development of the Units 3 and 4 Cernavoda NPP Project.

TOYO awarded 56.87 MW PV project in Japan 24 Jun, 2015
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Toyo Engineering Corporation has been awarded a large-scale 56.87 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant project in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, by Pacifico Energy Furukawa G.K. It is scheduled for completion in the end of 2016. Solar power generated will be sold to the Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.

Tech Mahindra to set up healthcare unit with $94 million outsourcing deal
Reuters 24 Jun, 2015
IT firm Tech Mahindra Ltd is setting up a new unit to sharpen its focus on winning contracts in the healthcare industry. The unit, to be called nth dimension, has won an IT services project worth about 60 million pounds from Britain-based healthcare company CircleHealth. It is actively seeking deals in the U.S. as well. Under the new deal, Tech Mahindra, which gets about 10 percent of its sales from healthcare clients now, will develop technologies for patient care and operational delivery, and reduce costs for the U.K. firm.

Lebanon awarded $250K grant for waste-to-energy project 24 Jun, 2015
The City of Lebanon was awarded a $250,000 Clean Tennessee Energy grant to help implement the planned waste-to-energy biomass gasification project at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Plans call for the project to utilize existing wood waste, wastewater treatment plant sludge and discarded tires as fuel to produce renewable energy.

Kiel approves biogas project 24 Jun, 2015
A utility-related project gained the approval of the Kiel City Council. Energences was awarded a bid of $1,077,630 for the installation of a Tech3/Unison biogas conversion system at the Kiel Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project entails using methane gas by-products from the wastewater treatment process to power generators. The power from the generators will be used, in turn, to operate the treatment plant.

U.S. Bank Invests $5.6 Million to Build New Reno Health Clinic 24 Jun, 2015
U.S. Bank is investing $5.6 million in the construction of a new, nearly $20 million medical facility for the Northern Nevada HOPES clinic, including a primary pediatric care. The clinic, which is operating out of a modular building at 580 W. Fifth St., is under construction now and is slated to be completed by December. The new 37,500-square-foot building will span three stories and be named for its benefactor “The Stacie Mathewson Community Wellness Center.” The site will also include radiology and diagnostic labs, infectious disease center, wellness center, pharmacy, community meeting room, basketball court and a combination community vegetable and HIV-memorial garden.

Veridea Group breaks ground on new hotel 24 Jun, 2015
In about a year, the Staybridge Suites should open at Liberty Way in Marquette. A groundbreaking ceremony on West Washington Street marks the beginning of construction on the project. The new facility will have 102 rooms. Staybridge suites is the second of Veridea’s three-phase project at Liberty Way. Part three will be an office building that will compliment the other two structures.

Plans for new hotel in Sleaford set to be given go-ahead 24 Jun, 2015
A new 21-room hotel and restaurant with 53 parking spaces looks set to be built on Sleaford’s Pride Parkway Enterprise Park after being given outline planning permission by North Kesteven District Council. The plans also include a two storey restaurant next door, which could seat 81 people. Melbourne Holdings is behind the plan. The application suggests the hotel could also be extended to up to 40 bedrooms in the future if needed.

CalPortland proposes new plant on Wynooski 24 Jun, 2015
Concrete-mixer CalPortland has applied to develop its recently-acquired property on Wynooski Road into a ready-mix concrete plant following the trade of its former facility to the city of Newberg earlier this year. While the developed area is to total more than 120,000 SQFT, no new structures will be built, the existing buildings will remain and be utilized in a new way, and a portion of the development will be used as a maneuvering and storage area. In addition to 55,000 square feet of the storage area, the improvements include 30,000 SQFT of batch plant processing area, a water quality detention pond and other storage areas.

Hilmar Cheese expands production facility in Texas 24 Jun, 2015
Hilmar Cheese Co. is increasing production at its plant in Dalhart, Texas. It processes cheese into 40- and 640-pound blocks and will add 500-pound barrel production. The new expansion will increase production capacity by 20 percent when completed in 2016. The company also is building a powdered milk plant in Turlock, expected to be in operation late this year. It mainly produces American varieties such as cheddar, Monterey jack and colby, sold to other companies for marketing under several labels.

Another firm plans medical pot store here 24 Jun, 2015
Forty-three companies have applied for one of five state licenses to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana, with winning proposals to be selected this summer. The companies would begin providing cannabis-based medicinal products in January 2016. Each of the five companies will construct a secure indoor facility to grow marijuana and process it into medication, and each of them will operate four dispensaries to sell cannabis-based medicine to registered patients who have the proper prescription.

NRG Energy Unit to Build Solar Energy Facility for Cisco 24 Jun, 2015
NRG Energy, Inc., through its renewable business unit NRG Renew LLC, plans to build a 20 MW solar energy facility to generate solar power for Cisco Systems’ San Jose headquarters. The company will sell electricity generated by solar installation to Cisco under a 20-year power purchase agreement. NRG Renew plans to convert its NRG Solar Blythe II location into a solar installation facility for generating electricity under the project. Commercial operation is to begin by the end of 2016.

Deacon to build new Ikea store in Renton 24 Jun, 2015
Ikea has hired Deacon Corp. to build its 406,000-square-foot store in Renton. Deacon will serve as construction manager and general contractor for both the store and site work. Other firms on the team are Barghausen Consulting Engineers, civil engineer; Transportation Engineering Northwest, traffic consultants; and Atlanta-based GreenbergFarrow as the project architect. The new store will be built on part of Ikea’s current parking area, and the old store will be demolished to create space for parking. The new store is set to open in spring of 2017. It will have 50 model rooms, three model home interiors, a children’s play area and a larger restaurant.

Skanska has signed a contract to build a 14km stretch of motorway in the Czech Republic. 24 Jun, 2015
The CZK2.7bn contract with the Road & Motorway Directorate involves the construction of a new section of the D1 between Lipník nad Becvou and Prerov. The project includes construction of 24 bridges, three interchanges and more than 7km of sound barriers and retaining walls along the 14km length of motorway. Construction work will start soon and is due to be completed in 2019.

GM invests $245m in Michigan unit for new vehicles

Business Review 23 Jun, 2015
General Motors (GM) will pump in $245 million at its Orion Assembly unit in Michigan to launch new vehicles. With this, the investment made in the manufacturing unit reaches $962m following the joint effort between United Automobile Workers (UAW) and GM towards reopening the unit in 2010. Recently, a process monitoring tool for robotic paint applicators, capable of alerting operators to failures, has been developed at the plant. The new development is a part of $5.4bn that GM had earlier declared for investing in manufacturing unit in the US over the next three years.

Turkish and Russian firms to construct Rostov airport for 2018 World Cup 22 Jun, 2015
Limak would build the Rostov airport facility with a Russian partner, Marashstroy. The final signatures would be inked by the end of June. The project will cost around 210 million euros and will be completed in the next two years. The aim is to finalize the project by the FIFA World Cup in 2018. Limak is also the member of a consortium which will build the controversial third airport of Istanbul.

Golley signs for Korea to Construct Medical Centre 22 Jun, 2015
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea signed an Accord with a Korean Charity – the Medical Peace Foundation – for the construction of a medical facility, in Sierra Leone. The Accord provides for the construction of a medical clinic, which will be located in Tokeh on the outskirts of Freetown, together with the provision of medicines and medical equipment, furniture, and Korean medical personnel to further assist in the operation of the Centre.

New commercial building planned for Northboro’s Main Street 22 Jun, 2015
The owner of a 2.26-acre parcel on Northboro’s Main Street is laying the groundwork to subdivide the property and construct a new two-story commercial building. AR Realty Trust is seeking special permits from the Zoning Board of Appeals for a 7,000-square-foot development at 261 Main St. The building would house a mix of retail and office space.

L&T rises on bagging orders worth Rs 1,507 crore

Livemint 22 Jun, 2015
L&T’s Metallurgical and Material Handling (L&T-MMH) business has secured new orders worth Rs 1,507 crore across various verticals. L&T-MMH has won a prestigious EPC order from Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) for its greenfield alumina refinery development project in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The scope involves engineering, procurement, fabrication, erection and associated works for the tankages package.

Russia to build new series of 6 patrol ships by 2020 22 Jun, 2015
Russia will build a new series of six patrol vessels for the Black Sea Fleet and two patrol ships for the Arctic by 2020. The said the first of these ships would be handed over to the Black Sea Fleet within the next three years. The ships are being built at the Zelenodolsk and Vyborg shipyards. Along with this new series of six ships for the Black Sea Fleet, two more patrol ships of the ice-breaker type will be built for the use in the Arctic zone – these two ships would be built in 2019 and 2020.

Bulgaria proposes gas storage facility for Turkish Stream 22 Jun, 2015
Bulgaria wants to build a storage facility for natural gas from the Turkish Stream pipeline project. The South Stream gas pipeline project was cancelled on Dec. 1, 2014. Instead, a new natural gas pipeline route through Turkey’s northwestern Thrace region to reach Greece was proposed. Turkish Stream is expected to have a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. It will deliver 47 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe, while the remaining amount will be allocated for Turkey’s domestic use. The agreement for the Turkish Stream gas pipeline’s construction may be signed by the end of June.

C.A.T. begins building GAIN Clean Fuel natural gas stations 22 Jun, 2015
Caterpillar Inc. (C.A.T.), Gaz Métro Limited Partnership (Gaz Métro) and US Venture Gain Fuel Canada, ULC broke ground for the first GAIN clean fuel CNG station in Québec, Canada. The station, planned to open this autumn, will be supplied with natural gas through Gaz Métro’s network. Nearly a third of C.A.T.’s fleet of 350 tractors will be converted to CNG. This station, along with four additional GAIN clean fuel stations which under construction as part of the partnership, will be combined with the existing Gain clean fuel network to provide C.A.T. access to a reliable and quality source of CNG.

Agility unit to invest $225 million in Abu Dhabi mall project
ET 22 Jun, 2015
A unit of the Kuwaiti logistics firm, Agility, has agreed with a real estate subsidiary of National Real Estate Company to invest $225 million in a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi. The mall will be a partnership project in which investment from United Projects Company for Aviation Services (UPAC) may reach $225 million in the coming three years.

Hojgaard to build solar silicon facility for Silicor Materials 22 Jun, 2015
Silicor Materials has contracted out the construction of its silicon-manufacturing facility to engineering company MT Højgaard. The commercial-scale production unit of Silicor is to come up at Grundartangi in Iceland. The 121,000 square-meter unit is to have the capacity to supply 16,000 metric tons of solar silicon each year to global solar cell and module manufacturers. Under the $226.5-million agreement, MT Højgaard is to design, plan and provide consultancy for the development. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2016. Silicor recently signed a multi-million dollar equipment contract with SMS Siemag.

Agro Processing Plant to be Constructed in Amhara Region 22 Jun, 2015
Farmers in three zones of the Amhara Regional State are partnering with Tiret Agriculture and Agro Processing Corporate to construct an agro processing plant with one billion Birr capital. The factory is to be constructed in Amhara region and farmers from Eastern, Western and Awi Zones will invest 953 million Birr. Feasibility studies has been conducted. The construction of the company begins within a year. The plant will utilize 750,000 quintals of wheat and 144,000 quintals of maize to produce macaroni and corn flakes.

Kenyatta University signs deal to construct Sh5b hostels 22 Jun, 2015
Kenyatta University has signed an agreement with an American company, Africa Integras, to construct 10,000 capacity students hostels under the Public Private Partnership (PPP). The project estimated to cost Sh5 billion will see construction of the hostels to accommodate 9,350 undergraduates and 650 postgraduates at the university’s main campus. The hostels will also include 150 special units for married students. Africa Integras will build the hostels on a 15-acre piece of land and transfer them to the university after the end of 20 year concession period to recover their investment.

Fresh calls to construct new children’s hospital in Dublin 15 22 Jun, 2015
The National Children’s Hospital is proposed at Blanchardstown. A site at St James’s has already been chosen for the new hospital. Department of Health officials are currently considering relocating the Rotunda Hospital to Blanchardstown.

Flex warehouse wins approval in Forks 22 Jun, 2015
Jerc Partners LP has received approval from Forks Township to construct a 475,800-square-foot flex warehouse space on a parcel it previously sold and then bought back this yearat the Forks Business Center, 4200 Braden Boulevard East. The Board of Supervisors approved the land development portion of the plan on June 18 after granting conditional use approval. It will be used for manufacturing and warehouse space and will be earmarked for 24/7 operation. The plan calls for 200 parking spaces, 76 truck bays.

BASF inaugurates Euro 500-mn acrylic acid complex in Brazil

BS 22 Jun, 2015
BASF inaugurated its world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers in Camacari, Bahia (Brazil) on June 19, 2015. The complex has a capacity of 160,000 tonnes of acrylic acid per year. The investment is more than Euro 500 million. In addition to the new Camacari complex, BASF will convert its butyl acrylate plant at its existing site in Guaratingueta to produce 2-ethylhexyl acrylate. Production is expected to start in 2016 and will be based on acrylic acid produced in Camacari.

Japan is building huge floating solar power plants 22 Jun, 2015
Japan is aiming to double its renewable energy output by 2030. Solar power company Kyocera has just recently launched a solar power plant that floats on a reservoir and will produce about 2,680 MWH per year. It is also working on a 13.4 MW project on the Yamakura Dam reservoir, to start operation in March 2016.

Public hearing for proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Salem Township 22 Jun, 2015
A public hearing is scheduled for July 7 on the natural gas-fired power plant that Moxie Freedom Energy LLC plans to build in Salem Township. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold the meeting. The company plans to fuel the 1050 MW plant with natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. Two other similar plants are under construction by Panda Power Funds of Dallas, Texas in Bradford and Lycoming counties.

Mexico State Power Company Plans $10 Billion in Projects 22 Jun, 2015
Comisión Federal de Electricidad unveiled plans to tender projects for close to $10 billion, including an 800-Km submarine pipeline to carry natural gas from southern Texas to the Mexican Gulf Coast. The 24 projects include five natural gas pipelines, three small pipeline branches, four power generation stations and a series of electricity transmission and distribution projects. The projects, most of which are scheduled to start operating in 2017 and 2018, will add around 2,300 kilometers to the country’s gas pipeline network, 1,442 megawatts of electricity generating capacity, and more than 3,000 Km in transmission and distribution lines. 11 are already under construction or being tendered.

ADP, Micco to set up logistics centre in Kizad 22 Jun, 2015
Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has signed an agreement with Al Mazroui International Cargo Company (Micco) to establish a new logistics business centre at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad). The state-of-the-art facility will cater to Micco’s temperature controlled storage facilities, bulk storage through open yards, distribution services, and a service centre for their trucking fleet. It will be built in three phases. The first phase will see Micco invest an initial Dh35 million, with further investments anticipated based on the future developments of phase two and three. The new facility is expected to be ready by the fourth quarter of 2016 and fully operational by January 2017.

Abu Dhabi set to build new Seychelles airport 22 Jun, 2015 22 Jun, 2015

County plans to build new recycling centre 22 Jun, 2015
A new tip may be built in Bourne. Lincolnshire County Council has applied for planning permission to develop greenfield land off South Fen Road. It has failed to find suitable land in Stamford on which to build a new tip. The new tip would have up to four compaction machines, which would increase the amount of waste that could be collected. Should planning permission be approved, the tip would open shortly.

Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics to Build Lung Restoration Center 22 Jun, 2015
The Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics Corporation recently announced the establishment of a partnership focused on creating a new lung restoration center. The facility will be built on Mayo’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida and is expected to help improve the number of lungs available for transplant through preservation and restoration of selected marginal donor lungs. The center is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017. In addition to lung restoration, scientists at the center will also conduct regenerative medicine research.

Pakistani Investor Is Building Textile Factory worth EUR 28 M in Bulgaria 22 Jun, 2015
A Pakistani investor is building a textile factory in Bulgaria. The investment amounts to EUR 28 M and the implementation of the project is ongoing. There are also opportunities for cooperation in the spheres of electronics and electrical engineering. It was also declared that Pakistan could offer rice and chemical industry products to Bulgaria.

Shell gets approval for US petchem complex 22 Jun, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved Shell’s air-permit application for a proposed petrochemical complex in western Pennsylvania. The complex will include an ethane cracker with a capacity of 1.5m tonnes/year and three polyethylene (PE) units which would have a combined capacity of 1.6m tonnes/year. Shell is yet to reach a final decision to build the project. Two of the PE plants will be gas-phase units, each with a capacity of 550,000 tonnes/year. The third plant will be a slurry unit with a capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year. A final investment decision is expected in 2016, with construction scheduled to take place in 2017.

China to design new high-speed Russian railway between Moscow and Kazan 21 Jun, 2015
China has agreed to design a high-speed railway between Moscow and Kazan in Russia, and will likely build the £12.35 billion project. A unit of Russia’s state-owned JSC Russian Railways signed a contract with the design unit of China Railway Group to come up with the plans for a 770 kilometer high-speed rail between the two Russian cities. China Railway Group will work alongside two Russian companies on the designs for a total cost of 20.8 billion rubles over the next two years.

Surge in travel leads to new hotel construction in North Jersey 21 Jun, 2015
New hotels are planned in Teaneck, Rutherford, Wayne, Paramus, Secaucus and other North Jersey towns. In New Jersey, 14 hotel projects totaling 1,924 rooms are under construction. Another 44 hotels are in the planning stages in the state.

Iranian contractor to build Iran-Oman gas project

Times Of Oman, 21 Jun, 2015
Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) will be constructing a pipeline for carrying Iranian gas to Oman. The Iranian consultant for carrying out studies on the pipeline project from Mobarak Mountain to Port of Sohar has been appointed. The legal procedure for handing over the project is underway. It will have an offshore section and an onshore section. The agreement for the purchase of around $60 billion worth of natural gas from Iran for 25 years, which includes laying a $1 billion gas pipeline to Oman across the Gulf, was signed. The pipeline would connect the Iranian province of Hormuzgan to Sohar in Oman.

Iran, Italy to build date processing plant in Algeria 21 Jun, 2015
Iran, Italy and Algeria have formed a tripartite partnership to establish a date processing plant in Algeria. The plant will be built in Algeria in cooperation with Italy and Iran will contribute to technical and technological aspects of the project. The plant will conduct all stages of date processing, including production of sugar from date and production of date seed oil.

ERC, KarmSolar sign contact to construct $2.5m solar station 21 Jun, 2015
The Egyptian Resorts Company (ERC) signed a 27-year contract with KarmSolar company to construct a 2 MW solar station with investments amounting to $2.5m. The solar station will be constructed on 50,000 sqm in ERC’s Sahl Hasheesh project, located 18 km south of Hurghada International Airport, and operations and production will kick off in the second half of 2016. KarmSolar company has the right to rent the land while ERC receives 2% of the project’s profits.

SunCoke plant progressing 21 Jun, 2015
SunCoke Energy South Shore, LLC., has obtained all of the necessary permits to construct a 90 MW electric generating plant in Greenup County, Ky. The plant is anticipated to cost $450 million and will be built on 250 acres along the Ohio River. The construct of a power transmission line that will connect the plant to the American Electric Power substation in New Boston was also approved at the Kentucky State Board of Electric Generation and Transmission sitting.

Tesla to construct supercharging stations across UK 20 Jun, 2015
Tesla Motors is gearing up to construct an initial lot of seven supercharging stations on motorways across the UK. Tesla currently operates 22 Superchargers in the UK and has many more in the pipeline. Besides seven motorway charging points, the EV maker is also trying to focus on expanding its presence in the western Scotland and eastern England. The company also plans to launch its first series of Superchargers in Ireland by next year.

Heathy retail market encourages stores to expand 20, Jun 2015
The expansion of Baybrook Mall and construction of the River Oaks District near the Galleria are proposed. Kroger is opening Marketplace stores in Baytown, Fairfiled and Katy. Whole Foods Market recently opened in The Woodlands and relocated and expanded a store near Memorial. And an H-E-B has opened at San Felipe and Fountain View. Aldi, Sprouts and Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market also have stores set to open across Houston this year. River Oaks District, a mega-mixed-use project is expected to open this fall on Westheimer inside the West Loop.

Peugeot to build 557 mn euro Morocco auto plant 20 Jun, 2015
PSA Peugeot Citroen will build a 557 million euro automobile factory in Morocco with an annual production capacity of 90,000 units. The plant is due to open in 2019 north of Rabat. The plant will, by 2019, assemble engines and vehicles in the B and C segments – compact and mid-sized cars. The unit will eventually produce 200,000 units a year, when demand requires.

Province approves Snowy Ridge wind energy project in Manvers 20 Jun, 2015
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has issued a Renewable Energy Approval to Snowy Ridge Nominee Ltd. to build a 10-megawatt wind facility near Bethany. Known as Snowy Ridge Wind Park, the project is comprised of five wind turbines. Ontario’s Renewable Energy Approval process ensures that extensive municipal, Aboriginal and public consultation takes place.

EMC to build condos, mixed-use mall project 20 Jun, 2015
EMC Plc has expanded into property development with plans to build eight condo projects worth a combined 10.8 billion baht by 2019. The company will launch two low-rise condo projects worth 400 million baht each in the second half of 2015 and plans to develop a high-rise condo project and a low-rise condo project worth a combined 2.4 billion baht next year, all on Sukhumvit Road. A new addition is Landmark Mahachai in Samut Sakhon province. The mixed-use project will sit on 16 rai under a 30-year lease from the State Railway of Thailand. The project will open for business in early 2017.

NLNG to construct first Nigeria major ship yard for $1.5bn 20 Jun, 2015
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) is sponsoring the construction of the first major ship yard in Nigeria at the cost of $1.5 billion. Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries have both agreed a $30 million commitment towards the construction of the facility, which would be located in Badagry, near Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos. It could potentially be used to transport the 2.5 million barrel a day crude business in Nigeria. NLNG is in discussions with a strategic investor for the project. The construction of the dry dock will take up to 48 months to complete and would commence once all the funding is in place.

Sokoto Cement Company plans $600m additional power plant 20 Jun, 2015
The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN), Sokoto, is to invest about $600 million to build an additional power plant to make it self-sufficient in power supply to enhance its production capacity. The company is building the new plant in partnership with a Chinese company, CBMI to expand to 16 MW. CBMI, China, has started the construction of a new production line which has a production capacity of one million tons of clinker per year, and that the line should be commissioned by the end of 2016.

Bid awarded for construction of water treatment plant 20 Jun, 2015
The Claremore City Council has awarded the bid for construction of the water treatment plant. Utility Contractors Inc. (UCI) of Wichita, Kan., submitted the low bid of $17,277,375 for the project. It is estimated that ground breaking will be done in 45 to 60 days, and construction is expected to take 2 years.

DFA to Invest $13 Million in Goshen Plant 19 Jun, 2015
Dairy Farmers of America intends to expand its processing plant in Goshen. It plans to invest $13 million over the next two years to upgrade the plant from its current processing capacity of 2 million pounds per day to 2.5 million pounds per day. Work on the project could start as soon as this summer. In Goshen, DFA processes raw milk into dairy ingredients such as nonfat dry milk, cream and condensed milk, which are sold to leading dairy food companies.

Europac to build new packaging facility in Morocco 19 Jun, 2015
Europac has announced the construction of a new integrated corrugated packaging facility in Tangier Automotive City (TAC) in Morocco. It has already acquired 30,000 sqm of land in TAC industrial zone where it will build the facility. It will install one corrugator and three converting lines for corrugated cartons at the mill. The commissioning is scheduled for Q3 of this year. Europac is investing about US$35mn in this expansion of its existing business in Morocco. The European Investment Bank is lending about US$11.5mn for the project and the financing structure will be secured by Spain’s Bance de Sabadell.

Phoenix Solar to construct 20 MW PV plant in Georgia for Silicon Ranch 19 Jun, 2015
Silicon Ranch Corporation and Phoenix Solar on June 18th, 2015 announced the start of construction of a 20 MWAC solar PV project near Hazlehurst, Georgia. Hazlehurst solar farm was developed by Silicon Ranch and will serve Green Power EMC member cooperatives under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The 20 MW addition will nearly double its green power portfolio once the new facility is completed in late 2015. Silicon Ranch’s strategic partner, Phoenix Solar, will serve as EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contractor for the project.

Syrah plans graphite plant in US to tap green power demand 19 Jun, 2015
Melbourne’s Syrah group plans the world-scale Balama graphite project in Mozambique. For a cost of about $US80 million, the plant could generate annual pre-tax free cashflows of $US104m. Annual production would be 25,000 tonnes of coated spherical graphite – to be used in battery anodes – and 25,000 tonnes of recarburiser byproduct (used in steelmaking).

Hochtief says wins US$1.23 billion US rail contract 19 Jun, 2015
Hochtief’s subsidiary Flatiron has won a US$1.23 billion contract to construct the first high-speed rail system in the United States as part of a joint venture team. The joint venture of Dragados USA and Flatiron will build a 60 mile-plus (97 km) portion of new high-speed rail between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with construction starting in late 2016 and expected to take around four years.

SunPower breaks ground for 102-MW solar plant in California 19 Jun, 2015
SunPower has announced the beginning of construction of a 102 MW (AC) Henrietta solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Kings County in California. The Oasis Power Plant system on the 670-acre site is a fully-integrated, modular solar power block. The technology also includes robotic solar panel cleaning capability. It will generate solar power for Pacific Gas and Electric’s customers under a long-term power purchase agreement. It is expected to be operational by end of 2016.

Infosys bags two overseas deals
HBL 19 Jun, 2015
Infosys has bagged a five-year deal from NBTY Inc., a global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins and nutritional supplements to develop and support NBTY’s IT systems. Infosys will provide enterprise-wide application development and maintenance services for NBTY’s IT landscape, including Oracle E-Business Suite and legacy systems. In another deal, Sharjah Islamic Bank has selected Finacle solutions to enhance customer service and deliver new-age channel banking experiences.

Eranove Signs Hydro-Electric Power Project in Mali 19 Jun, 2015
On 18 June, the Eranove Group signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of the Republic of Mali through its subsidiary Kenié Energie Renouvelable. Under the agreement, the Group will finance, develop, build and operate the Kenié hydro-electric dam located in Baguinéda on the Niger River. Construction is due to begin in 2016 and the dam would be put into operation in 2020. The dam will then be operated under a concession agreement by Kenié Energie Renouvelable, whose shareholders will also include IFC InfraVentures.

Elecnor plans 105-MW CSP plant in Chile 19 Jun, 2015
Chile’s environmental authorities in the northern Arica region accepted for evaluation a 105-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project submitted by Elecnor Chile SA. The Camarones project consists in a solar power tower with a 220-kV grid connection, to be built with a total investment of USD 800 million. The company plans to install the plant in a desert area close to road infrastructure but separated from populated sectors within the Camarones municipality as of the middle of 2016. The facility is scheduled to operate 30 years as of 2019.

Gazprom setting up company to construct TPP in Serbia 19 Jun, 2015
Tsentrenergoholding (part of Gazprom Energoholding Group) and NIS Novi Sad (Gazprom Neft Group) signed a Shareholders’ Agreement. The Agreement stipulates that a company (Serbskaya Generaciya Novi Sad) will be set up to deal with the project for constructing a 140 MW natural gas-based combined cycle Thermal Power Plant (TPP) and a possible capacity creep up to 208 MW in Pancevo (Republic of Serbia). It shall primarily supply electricity and heat to the NIS refinery and, possibly, to NIS strategic partner – HIP Petrohemija petrochemical plant, both based in Pancevo. The rest will be marketed in the Serbian power market. Construction is expected to start in 2015 and the commissioning – in 2018. EUR 140 million is to be allocated and the bulk of investments will be provided by Gazprom Energoholding Group.

Scottish Power plans new hydro scheme at Tongland Dam 19 Jun, 2015
Scottish Power has tabled plans to build a new hydro electric scheme near Kirkcudbright. The scheme will generate about 700 megawatt hours a year. The electricity generated by the project would be exported to the nearby grid. The plans are at a very early stage and the company is still carrying out studies to determine the feasibility of the project.

UPS to build pharmaceutical hub in Netherlands 19 Jun, 2015
UPS has begun the construction of a new healthcare distribution center in the Netherlands a month after it opened a pharmaceuticals freight forwarding facility at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The new 28,000 square metres facility in Roermond is scheduled for completion in January 2016. The new centre, which will provide 41,000 pallet places, is UPS’s third dedicated healthcare facility in the Limburg region in the southern Netherlands.

New link road construction set to start 19 Jun, 2015
Major roadworks are set to start to build a new link road through Poulton. Lancashire County Council is undertaking the work to build a new road through Hardhorn Road car park. Road improvements will also be carried out and additional pedestrian crossings will be put in place.

Malawi Government to finally construct District hospital in Phalombe 19 Jun, 2015
Malawi Government proposes to construct a New Phalombe District Hospital as a referral health facility to all health centres within and nearby districts. The sited area for the hospital is Migowi. Other proposals include construction of a health centre in Mauzi Ward, providing mobile clinics and upgrading Nambazo health centre to a rural hospital. The construction of the health clinic will be included in the Ministry’s Capital Investment Plan for Phalombe District Health Office (DHO).

Ethiopia signs $120 million power line deal to boost exports 19 Jun, 2015
Ethiopia has signed a $120 million-agreement with China Electric Power Equipment and Technology for the firm to construct a high-voltage transmission line connecting the country with Kenya. The 433-km project, signed on June 19 by state-utility Ethiopian Electric Power and China will stretch from Wolaita in southern Ethiopia to the border – half of a planned 1,045 km link with Kenya. The new line will have a capacity of 2,000 MW on completion in three years. Another mega dam – the $1.8 billion Gilgel Gibe 3 – is set to start partial generation in July. The project signed with CET will be financed through a loan from the African Development Bank and the World Bank.

New plans for £10m Blackpool hotel 19 Jun, 2015
Whitbread proposes a £10m new hotel for the centre of Blackpool. It is poised to submit reworked proposals to the Blackpool Council for a 150-bedroom Premier Inn with a Brewers Fayre restaurant on the ground floor on the site of the former Yates’s pub in Talbot Square.

Daimler flags off new bus unit in Colombia
Business Review 19 Jun, 2015
Daimler is expanding in Latin America with a new bus plant in Funza in vicinity of Bogotá, Colombia, having an annual installed production capacity of 4,000. Sprawled over 11,000m2, the unit is witnessing an ongoing investment of $2m to meet the demand for regular buses and mobility solutions, including the bus rapid transit system for public bus transport in large cities. The company also plans to export buses to neighboring nations such as Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and Central America.

Ada County approves massive meat processing facility 19 Jun, 2015
Ada county has approved the building of a 380,000 square foot, $100 million meat processing plant near Kuna. It’s a joint venture between the J. R. Simplot Company and Caviness Beef Packers. The plant will process as many 1,700 head of cattle per day. Once DEQ issues their permit, it is expected to break ground this summer and to be finished by fall of 2016.

Technip Awarded Revamp Contract for Ammonia Unit in Vietnam 19 Jun, 2015
Technip in a consortium with Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC), has been awarded a engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo). The project covers the revamping of the ammonia plant at the existing Phu My Fertilizer Complex, in Vietnam. The plant upgrade will increase the current ammonia output by 20% at the Phu My Fertilizer complex, using Haldor Topsoe technology. Technip’s operating centers in Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will execute the contract. The project is to be completed in the second half of 2017.

EU Commission approves €3 billion plan to expand Germany’s broadband infrastructure 19 Jun, 2015
Germany is planning a €3 billion national scheme to support the roll-out of next-generation access (NGA) broadband networks; a plan which has been approved by the European Commission after being found to comply with EU state aid rules. A current target has been set to meet at least 50Mbps speeds across the nation by 2018.

Hotel, skyway proposed near wellness center 19 Jun, 2015
Wadena native Kyle Davis wants to build a hotel between the Wadena Hockey Arena and Maslowski Wellness and Research Center. He is also looking to build a skyway to attach the hotel to the wellness center. The hotel would sit completely on property now owned by the Wadena Hockey Association.

Zambia firm secures $500m for copper export rail line 19 Jun, 2015
Zambia’s Northwest Rail has secured $500-million for the first phase of a railway linking Zambia’s copperbelt to the Angolan border. South Africa’s Grindrod and other shareholders will put up the equity, and several banks would provide the larger debt portion. Grindrod was contracted to build, operate and maintain the 590 km railway in February 2014 by Northwest Rail. It will be a mix of 70% debt and 30% equity and both the debt and equity for the first phase are now in place. The second phase, also estimated to cost $500-million, will open a direct corridor to the Angolan port of Lobito allowing Zambia to export copper and import oil from Angola.

New Co-op food store planned for Alvaston 19 Jun, 2015
The Co-operative Food has announced plans for a new store by The Needles pub in Bembridge Drive. It has applied to Derby City Council to build a one-storey shop, with car parking, landscaping and an ATM machine. The store would offer shoppers a wide selection of fresh and chilled products, ready meals, an in-store bakery and free-to-use cash machine.

Markley Building Out 50MW Boston Metro Data Center 19 Jun, 2015
Markley Group has acquired a 350,000-square-foot building in Lowell, Massachusetts, it plans to convert into a 50-megawatt data center. Phase one is expected to be available in October. The company recently raised $240 million to help finance data center expansion, both in iconic One Summer and other properties.

FPL gets approval for natural gas plan 19 Jun, 2015
The Florida Public Service Commission has given Florida Power & Light permission to invest up to $500 million a year in natural gas drilling projects and to pass those costs onto customers. The company had been asking for a $750 million cap. The commission approved a $191 million investment in Oklahoma last year.

Russia, Greece sign €2bn deal on Turkish Stream gas pipeline 19 Jun, 2015
Russia and Greece have signed a deal to create a joint enterprise for construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline across Greek territory. The pipeline will have a capacity of 47 billion cubic meters a year. The construction costs are about €2 billion and the parties will sign a roadmap on June 19. Construction will start in 2016 and be completed by 2019. The two countries will have equal shares in the company. Construction of the pipeline in Greece will be financed by Russia, and Athens will return the money afterward. The Russian shareholder in the joint enterprise will be state-owned Vnesheconombank (VEB).

Roads Project Starts Near Mill Valley, Larkspur 19 Jun, 2015
About $1.76 million in road resurfacing and other transportation upgrades will take place starting June 17, at unincorporated locations near southern Mill Valley and San Quentin State Prison. The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Ghilotti Construction Company for resurfacing, constructing new accessible curb ramps, repairing damaged curbs and gutters, guardrail installation and installing new drainage facilities. The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) planned and secured the contract for the project. It is expect to be completed by Sept. 1 at a cost of $1,775,810.30.

NCRIA approves more than $1.1 million in grants to help with rail access 19 Jun, 2015
North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (NCRIA) approved four grants totaling more than $1.1 million that will improve rail access for businesses in the state. Three Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) were approved for Davie, Randolph and Robeson Counties.

Pekin Hospital partners with city of Pekin to build new medical office building 19 Jun, 2015
In Pekin, the city and hospital are coming together to build a new $12 million medical office building. Pekin Hospital is planning to build a new three story facility to house primary care physicians and pediatricians. The hospital partnered with the city of Pekin to fund the project. The project needs to be approved by city council but a location for the building has already been picked at the intersection of Veterans Drive and Griffin Avenue in Pekin.

FERC Application Filed for Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project near Pascagoula, Mississippi 19 Jun, 2015
Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company (GLLC) and Gulf LNG Energy (GLE), collectively filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), requesting authority to construct and operate new natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at GLE’s existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal located in Jackson County, Mississippi, near Pascagoula. Additionally Gulf LNG Pipeline (GLP) notified the FERC that minor modifications will be made to the existing pipeline facilities that currently interconnect with the terminal under GLP’s blanket authorization from the FERC. Anticipated capital expenditures for the project at full development total approximately $8 billion. In service for phase one is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the fourth quarter of 2021 for phase two.

SunAsia to build 55-MW solar power plant on working farm in Cebu 18 Jun, 2015
SunAsia Energy, Inc. is investing over $100 million to develop a 55 MW solar project at Toledo City in Cebu province. The project is scheduled to be constructed in September. Apart from producing electricity, SunAsia will also seek to accommodate the continued use of the 111-hectare site as pastureland, owned and operated by Baltao Farms. The company is also building a 30-MW solar plant in Victorias City in Negros Occidental in partnership with French technology provider UrbaSolar.

Mattress Warehouse under construction 18 Jun, 2015
Deep River Center LLC is constructing a Mattress Warehouse at High Point. A 6,000-square-foot building under construction at 4009 Precision Way will be completed in August, with the store scheduled to open the following month. The total cost of development is about $750,000. Arden Group is the general contractor. The company is registered to Winston-Salem-based Greenwood and Charles Inc., a building contractor and consultant.

Lower Macungie approves Mill Creek warehouse plan 18 Jun, 2015
Lower Macungie’s Board of Commissioners gave its approval to Liberty Property Trust’s Liberty at Mill Creek development plan that calls for 2.1 million square feet of warehouse space on land that straddles the township and Upper Macungie Township. The board voted unanimously to approve the 200-acre project, which also calls for an office building on the west side of Mill Creek Road. The warehouses would be built for Uline. Uline distributes shipping, industrial and packaging materials throughout North America. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

AboitizPower to build 45MW hydro plant in Benguet 18 Jun, 2015
Aboitiz Power Corp. will develop a 45 MW hydroelectric power plant in the province of Benguet. The Department of Energy (DoE) granted a certificate of registration allowing the company to serve as the renewable energy (RE) developer of the Nalatang project in the municipality of Kabayan. The certification paves the way for the pre-development stage of the project, which is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.

Springdale water treatment plans near completion 18 Jun, 2015
Improvements to the borough’s water treatment plant are underway. Plans for the replacement of the plant’s filtration system are nearly completed. The borough is paying KLH Engineers of Pittsburgh up to $505,000 to see the project through from design to construction. The project’s cost had previously been estimated at $5.8 million.

Ground breaks on KWA pipeline project 18 Jun, 2015
Ground was broken on a new $66 million plant that will bring water from Lake Huron to Genesee County. The plant will receive its raw, untreated water from Lake Huron through the KWA pipeline. The pipeline will supply water to Genesee, Lapeer and Sanilac counties. Construction on the water treatment plant is expected to wrap up in 2017.

ERRA to construct small dam in Rawalakot 18 Jun, 2015
The Earthquake Rehabilitation Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) will construct a small dam in Dhrake, Rawalakot in Pakistan at a cost of Rs500 million for local consumption.

Lyndhurst engaged in discussions with NJ Transit to construct new train platform 18 Jun, 2015
NJ Transit and the Stuyvesant Avenue township are engaged in talks to build a new train platform at the corner of Delafield and Court avenues. The proposed new station will be handicap accessible, have a covered platform and will extend toward Stuyvesant Avenue, with its location approximately 500 feet from the original stop. The exact cost of the project is yet to be confirmed.

Major plan for hotel expansion and 52 new homes 18 Jun, 2015
An application for outline planning permission has been submitted to Bolsover Council to extend Hotel Van Dyk and build 52 residential properties on the north side of the A619 Worksop Road at Clowne. The proposals will include three separate development phases. The residential development will be designed as an ‘organic village’ on land that is the subject of an existing planning application for a garden centre and retail outlet which was granted in January 2007. The initial phase will include development of the site frontage to Worksop Road with an additional 50 bedrooms, conference and wedding venues, dining rooms, kitchens, reception areas together with access roads, car parking and site landscaping. Following phases will include a leisure spa, public rooms and additional bedrooms.

GMI to build luxury Leeds hotel 18 Jun, 2015
Evans Property Group has appointed GMI Construction to develop its new deluxe hotel in Leeds city centre and work has now commenced on site. GMI is working to an 18-month schedule on the ten-storey, 90 bedroom luxury hotel which forms part of Evans’ £20m investment plans for the Bond Court area of Leeds. The first phase of the investment was completed late last year with refurbishment programmes on neighbouring office buildings, Minerva and Capitol, to create more than 50,000 sq ft of grade A office space.

$2m food hub in Adelaide’s north centre of bid to boost jobs post-Holden 18 Jun, 2015
A multimillion-dollar food hub, school and childcare centre upgrades, and public housing renewal projects are earmarked to boost the northern suburbs in the 2015-16 Adelaide State Budget. A Northern Adelaide Industrial Food Park will be developed within the next two years with a $2 million funding commitment from the Government. Fremont-Elizabeth City High School is to get $10m allocated to three over the next three years. More than $10 million has also been allocated to Fremont-Elizabeth City High School, Swallowcliffe P-7 and Keithcot Farm Children’s Centre within the next three years. $25 million has been set aside for public housing renewal projects in the north, which is part of $65 million allocated statewide.

Russia to help India set up high-speed railway projects 18 Jun, 2015
Russian officials are in talks with their Indian counterparts to help the country set up high-speed railways projects. Russia is keen to tie up with Indian Railways for the planned high-speed rail links, as the country has expertise in this area. Russia has plans to set up over 4,000 km of lines which can run trains at 400 km an hour. In addition, around 7,000 km of fast lines would be built that will be capable of running trains at 140 km to 200 km per hour.

Fisker to set up plant in California 18 Jun, 2015
Fisker is ramping up its re-entry into the luxury automotive market by opening its first US manufacturing facility in Moreno Valley. It will produce its flagship plug in hybrid electric vehicle at this California factory for worldwide sale.

ABB Wins $20M Contract to Expand DEWA Solar Power Plant 18 Jun, 2015
ABB Ltd. is all geared up for its next project associated with renewable energy initiatives. It recently won a $20-million order from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (“DEWA”) to develop a substation for aiding the integration of solar energy into the grid. As per the contract, ABB will provide design, supply, installation and commissioning services for expansion of DEWA’s substation. Also, the company will supply three 400 kV bays and 11 compact 132 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) bays along with power transformers and IEC 61850-based open architecture automation and controls.

NextEnergy agrees to acquire two solar power plants 18 Jun, 2015
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has signed agreements to acquire two solar power plants. It has entered a share purchase agreement (“SPA”) signed to acquire the 9.3MWp Bowerhouse solar power plant in Somerset for up to £11.1m. The company has also signed a share purchase agreement to acquire the 8.5MWp Wellingborough solar power plant in Northamptonshire for up to £10.9m. The company is considering additional acquisition opportunities which it will finance using the current debt facility.

Solar Frontier to build PV plants totaling 9 MW in Kyushu, Japan 18 Jun, 2015
Solar Frontier announced that it has started construction of five solar PV projects totaling around 9 MW in the Kyushu area of Japan. The projects are all high voltage and are managed by SF Solar Power. They are due to become operational from around November 2015, with their entire solar power output being sold to Kyushu Electric Power.

Mason chooses Baie-Comeau for its new processing plant 18 Jun, 2015
Mason Graphite of Toronto has chosen the Jean-Noel-Tessier Industrial Park in Baie-Comeau for the site of its proposed graphite processing plant. The plant will treat material from the Lac Gueret project. Approvals, permits and financing are yet to be obtained. The Baie-Comeau Development Corp. has agreed to give Mason declining property tax credits over five years and to provide municipal infrastructure for the plant. The company will also build a tailings facility, maintenance buildings and offices. Annual graphite concentrate production is targeted for 50,000 tonnes. Construction of the plant is to begin in 2016.

Canadian company plans $200 million bauxite plant in St. John Parish 18 Jun, 2015
First Bauxite Corp. of Canada plans to invest $200 million to develop a proposed bauxite processing plant on the Mississippi River in St. John the Baptist Parish. It has concluded a feasibility study calling for the company to mine bauxite from Guyana, and ship it to Louisiana. At the town of Reserve, the company would use the bauxite to manufacture ceramic proppants for the oil and gas industry. It plans to build the plant on a 30-acre tract at the Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. It plans to initiate discussions with third parties to develop finance strategies for the project. If financing for the project is secured, the planned construction period is 27 months, followed by an estimated three-year production ramp-up.

Oman plans US$620m worth of dairy, poultry projects 18 Jun, 2015
Oman Food Investment Holding Co. (OFIC) is reportedly investing US$620m into building three factories in Oman for the production of dairy and poultry.Plans for a $258m dairy farm centralised processing plant in the province of Al Sinaina is underway. Products including fresh milk, fresh juice, mineral water, laban and yoghurt will be marketed under the National Pride brand. The poultry project ‘An Naama’ will be established in Ibri and will produce 60,000 tonnes of poultry a year. The company will establish slaughter houses in Salalah, and will procure sheep and cows from Tanzania and Sudan.

Michigan poultry producer plans $43 million expansion 18 Jun, 2015
The Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) and The Right Place, in partnership with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced new expansion plans for Ionia-based Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, Inc. $43 million will be the capital investment. The MEDC is supporting the expansion through the Michigan Business Development Program.

Oran – Sellal Puts Into Service ‘Tosyali’ Second Manufacturing Unit 18 Jun, 2015
The second manufacturing unit of the Turkish steelworks “Tosyali Iron and Steel” in Bethioua was put into service. Also the first stone of the project of a third similar unit was laid. This second new unit, which is part of the complex expansion project, with an investment worth DZD 110 million, produces the son machines for the needs of small and medium enterprises with a production capacity of 700,000 tons/year.

Gazprom to Build New Pipeline Under Baltic Sea to Germany 18 Jun, 2015
Russia’s state gas monopoly Gazprom and European partners intend to build a pipeline to transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea. Gazprom signed a memorandum of intent with the heads of European energy companies E.ON, Shell and OMV, in which the companies pledged to cooperate on building the new energy infrastructure. A joint venture will be formed soon to manage the project.

Novant Health’s Joy Greear to lead new Mint Hill hospital 18 Jun, 2015
Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center is to be built on Albermarle Road. State and county permits are expected to be received soon. The 50-bed medical facility will take about two years to complete and offer a 16-bay emergency department, maternity services, rehabilitation, cardiovascular services, a laboratory and a pharmacy. A medical office building will be attached to the hospital with a separate medical office building and retail space. The hospital is required to open by the end of 2018.

Jamaica Approves $1.3 Billion in New Casino Resort Projects 18 Jun, 2015
Two major new casino resort developments are coming to Jamaica. The first, Harmony Cove Limited, is expected to spend $970 million USD in the first phase of its project. The second, Celebration Jamaica Development Limited, is expected to spend $500 million USD in its first phase. Each of these projects will be required to start construction by the middle of next year, and to ultimately construct 2,000 hotel rooms each.

Russia’s UAC presses HAL to speed up joint aircraft project

BS 17 Jun, 2015
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has asked its Indian partner, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to quicken the pace of the design work for their joint production of the Multi-role Transport Airplanes (MTAs). Preliminary design stage is completed and the design is being approved by the two parties. The project is at the stage of adoption of the preliminary design, and UAC hopes to sign a contract on the transition to the stage for a detailed design by 2015-end. Initially, there are plans to make 205 aircraft, some of which can be exported to other countries.

Transmission line proposed near Forest City 17 Jun, 2015
Meeker County Board approved a detailed environmental assessment for a proposed 5.5-mile electricity transmission line which would traverse north of Litchfield near Forest City. The new line would provide power for a proposed Minnesota Pipe Line Company pumping station in Forest City Township. The $5.2 million price tag for the project includes a new Meeker Cooperative Light and Power substation and the transmission line itself. Construction is expected to start either in the autumn of 2016 or in the spring of 2017. Great River Energy will build the transmission line.

APM Terminals to add two new cranes at Mobile and expand facility 17 Jun, 2015
APM Terminals Mobile in Alabama will add two new super-post panamax STS cranes and expand the container yard by 20 acres as part of a $40m infrastructure investment. The widening of the Panama Canal locks will allow transit of vessels of up to 12,600 teu capacity. The Alabama State Port Authority has commenced construction of an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) for Mobile port which will connect APM Terminals facility with rail service to major markets in the US Southeast and Mid-West. The ICTF is scheduled to become operational in early 2016.

Alorica spending $10 M to expand PH BPO unit 17 Jun, 2015
Business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Alorica is spending $10 million to expand its operations at its facility in Batangas. The investment is intended to add 1,000 seats at its facility in Lipa in Batangas to bring the total number of seats to 8,500.

Ukraine plans railway sector reform
Railway Gazette 17 Jun, 2015
Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine has presented a draft bill for the reform of the rail sector and a plan to restructure the management of national railway UZ. The bill is to be submitted to parliament by October, with approval expected by the end of the year. It aims to provide a competitive market for railway operators, to increase the attractiveness of investment in such enterprises and to improve the quality of services for passengers.

Spain’s GRI plans wind tower factory in Amarillo, Texas 17 Jun, 2015
Spanish wind tower maker GRI Renewable Industries plans to open a plant in Texas. GRI is in active negotiations with local development officials in Amarillo over the new factory, from which it expects to supply the US market with about 400 towers per year. It would seek further international expansion earlier this year when Japanese industrial group Mitsui took a quarter-share in the business. It is to be up and running in late 2016.

Geometric Power of Nigeria to develop 1,080MW plant with GE 17 Jun, 2015
Nigerian energy firm Geometric Power signed a deal with US-based General Electric to develop a 1,080MW power plant in Abia State, south-east Nigeria. The first phase of the project will have a power generation capacity of 500MW, which will be built by 2019, at a cost of $800m. UK-based Standard Chartered Bank will be acting as financial advisers for first phase development. Nigeria is in talks with investors from China, Europe and the US for the project.

NAEC Decides On Where To Build 4,800MW Nuclear Power Plants 17 Jun, 2015
The Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) has selected Geregu in Kogi State and Itu in Akwa Ibom State as the sites for building two nuclear power plants that is 2,400MW a piece. The preliminary licensing of the approved sites is expected by the end of 2016 from the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).

Construction to begin on $27M plant expansion 17 Jun, 2015
Construction is about to start on the $27-million expansion and upgrade of Orangeville’s Water Pollution Control Plant. Orangeville Council recently awarded the contract for the project to North American Construction, with engineering services to be provided by RJ Burnside & Associates Limited. The project will take about three years. The expansion will involve construction of a number of new tanks, buildings, yard piping and electrical works, demolition of some small buildings and installation of shoring materials. The total estimated cost is $27,500,000 of which $20,800,000 will be funded from development charges and $6,700,000 by wastewater rates.

Kuwait lends $22mn for Ethiopia water project 17 Jun, 2015
Kuwait has agreed to lend $22m towards funding a clean and sustainable water project in Aksum in northern Ethiopia. The project involves development of a system to tap water from Maychew River. Major components include construction of a dam, reservoir, and water treatment plant, supply of generators, transformers, pumps and upgrading of the existing road leading to the dam site.

Mitsubishi Electric to Build Training Center at Inazawa Works in Japan 17 Jun, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will build a new training center in Japan to strengthen human resources development as the company further globalizes the sales, manufacturing, installation and maintenance functions of its building-systems business, including elevators and escalators. The center, which is scheduled to start operating in April 2016, will be located on the premises of the Inazawa Works, the center of Mitsubishi Electric’s building-systems development and manufacturing activities.

HealthSouth forms joint venture to construct hospital in Ohio 17 Jun, 2015
HealthSouth has formed a JV with Mount Carmel Health System to construct a 60-bed rehabilitation hospital in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. The 60,000-square-foot facility will accommodate patients who have experienced a stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, among others. Construction of the project is expected to begin late this year, and Mount Carmel Health System will relocate its 24-bed rehabilitation hospital to the new facility when construction completes in late 2017. The company also announced plans earlier this year to purchase a hospital in Kentucky and partner on a new facility in Tennessee.

Town of Wilton announces start of Construction of Natural Gas Expansion to Miller-Driscoll School 17 Jun, 2015
A crew from Danella Construction will begin operations on the installation of 3,100 feet of natural gas pipeline on Wolfpit Road (Route 106) on June 17, 2015 at the Town of Wilton. This work is expected to continue through August 15, 2015.

Baltic LNG construction in Ust-Luga to cost $18.5 billion 17 Jun, 2015
Ust-Luga Co plans construction of the 10 mtpa Baltic LNG plant in Ust-Luga and associated infrastructure that will cost about $18.5 billion. Gazprom should begin on-site design and survey work next year if it is to complete construction by 2019. The company may offer up to 49% of its Baltic LNG stake to other partners.

Graves Hospitality plans new hotel restaurant in St. Paul 17 Jun, 2015
Graves Hospitality is planning the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront hotel, which Graves Hospitality manages for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and is rebranding as an InterContinental Hotel. The hotel will feature a new restaurant called Citizen Supper Club, which could open in mid-August.

Ontario to invest $47.8-mil in new hospital wing 17 Jun, 2015
Ontario is investing up to $47.8 million in the construction of a new hospital wing at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay. With a focus on mental health issues for residents across northwestern Ontario, the East Wing will offer 38 inpatient beds, outpatient programs, community support services and videoconferencing.

Robot to 3D-Print Steel Canal Bridge in Amsterdam 17 Jun, 2015
A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to build the world’s first 3D-printed bridge across an Amsterdam canal. It is hoping to kick off the project by September. The project also involves the Heijmans construction company and Autodesk software. The designers are now in talks with the Amsterdam city council to find a site for the project which they hope will be completed by mid-2017.

Epsom salt empire rising: Giles Chemical plans new warehouse 17 Jun, 2015
Giles Chemical plans to build a 35,000-square-foot warehouse to accommodate its growing trade. The warehouse will be used to store both in-bound raw materials and the finished product will be Epsom salt. The new warehouse will be off-site but nearby in the industrial district of Hazelwood, on part the old tannery site. The new warehouse is pending town zoning approval.

Interstate 80 widening project begins 16 Jun, 2015
A three-year, $97 million project to widen Interstate 80 kicked off in Austintown on June 16, when Ohio Department of Transportation officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking. The 6-mile project will address safety concerns and increase Interstate 80 from four lanes to six between state Route 46 and state Route 193. MS Consultants is the engineer for the project. The contractor is Shelly and Sands, Inc. of Akron. The project is expected to be finished by July of 2018.

Jeffersonville breaks ground on new sewer project 16 Jun, 2015
Moore and the Waste Water Department, Jeffersonville is breaking ground on a new, 660-foot combined sewer pipe to stop sewage overflow from being released into the Ohio River. The purpose is to separate sewer and storm water to prevent overflow. The cost of the project will be covered by the city and the Waste Water Department. This is phase 1 of the EPA mandate, a significant step for Jeffersonville and a $2 million project. It will take about 120 days to complete.

KVIC Lighting(TM) Wins Substantial Hotel Project 16 Jun, 2015
KVIC Lighting(TM) brand of CRS Electronics Inc, a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting products has won a large hotel project specified by a top lighting design firm. This project requires nearly 20,000 linear feet of products, and is expected to be delivered Q4.

$6 million Hamlin Road project in Rochester Hills to begin this week 16 Jun, 2015
Rochester Hills officials announced the start of a $6 million project to repave and widen Hamlin Road. The work will be completed in two phases over the next several months with the first phase starting this week. The entire project is expected to be complete by early-November. The first segment will include widening Hamlin Road to three lanes from Livernois Road to Rochester Road and is expected to be completed by early-September. The city, along with the Federal Highway Administration, will fund the Hamlin Road project.

NexWafe plans 250 MWp kerfless wafer production 16 Jun, 2015
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE announced it had established a spinoff company, NexWafe in Freiburg, Germany, to transfer its kerfless wafer production technology into production. Fraunhofer Venture will supply under €1 million in seed funding. It is seeking further funds for setting up the pilot production and for preparation of full production. Commercial samples are expected to be shipped to customers towards the end of 2016, with pilot production beginning in 2017, Reber said. The first production plant will have an annual capacity of 250 MWp.

New Horizons to build Babcock’s N400m ICT centre 16 Jun, 2015
New Horizons Nigeria has laid the foundation for a N400mstate-of-the -art second Information and Communications Technology skills acquisition centre at the Babcock University, Ilesan-Remo, Ogun State. The four-storey building will contain 2,000 computers, best-in-class education technologies like in-motion-biometrics, SAP LMS Success Factor, U-Pointer, among others. It is being built beside the present 1,000-computer ICT centre operated by the company in the school.

Plans to set up milling plants across Zambia gains traction 16 Jun, 2015
The Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) is structuring a financing facility for setting up small milling plants across the country at a cost of over US$50,000 per plant in rural areas where there is surplus maize production. Once the DBZ has completed the structuring of the milling plant financing, it will disburse the finances to the Zambia Co-operative Federation (ZCF), which will identify the key areas for the milling plants and implement the presidential initiative.

EPMB to set up RM60m plant in Kedah 16 Jun, 2015
Automotive parts supplier EP Manufacturing Bhd (EPMB), which recently secured a contract with Mazda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, plans to invest some RM60 million to build a new facility in Kedah to cater for its new business. It is finalizing the location of the new plant somewhere up North, such as Kedah. Some RM40 million would be allocated for land purchase while the balance RM20 million would be for building and infrastructure works.

Iran, France to set up join fish farm 16 Jun, 2015
Iran and France have reached agreement to establish a joint fish farm on Iran’s southern Island of Qeshm. Some 10 million sea species of fish will be produced in the farm per year in line with the fishery organization’s development plan to replace farming of freshwater fish with saltwater fish. The farm will be established with French technology and all needed licenses have been issued. Iranian and French companies have invested some two million euro in the joint venture. The Islam Republic’s National Development Fund has allocated $1.97 million for the project.

KICC to build convention centre in Kisumu 16 Jun, 2015
Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kisumu county government to construct a multi-billion state of the art convention centre. The MoU will also see KICC market tourism and investment potential in the county, training Kisumu staffs on conference tourism and funding of high level events in the area.

USAID awards contract for Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric plant technical reviews 15 Jun, 2015
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded a US$5.9 million contract to Mott MacDonald Inc. to perform a technical engineering review and upgrade plans for Pakistan’s proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydropower project on Indus river. USAID has pledged $200 million toward development of the project, with funds to be used for assessment of environmental and social effects of the proposed project as well as preparation of a financial package.

DYNACOR: Veta Dorada (Chala) Ore Processing Plant: Construction Underway 16 Jun, 2015
Dynacor Gold Mines Inc.’s new ore processing facility (102,000 t/y) located in Chala in Southern Peru is under construction. The Board of Directors recently approved a revised total budget of 12.8 million US dollars of which 2.4 million US has already been invested. There are at present 6 different contractors working on site. PREVCONSULT will coordinate and supervise the entire construction process. The new Veta Dorada (Chala) plant is being built on a 135-hectare site.

Progress being made in Mountain Parkway project 16 Jun, 2015
One-fifth of the widening and improvements of the Mountain Parkway between Campton and Salyersville will be under construction this summer. A third construction project starting soon just west of Salyersville will bring a total of six miles of the current Mountain Parkway to the construction phase. The current parkway east of Campton is a winding, two-lane road. It is being improved and expanded to four lanes throughout. The entire parkway expansion is expected to be completed in eight to 10 years.

First phase of wheat storage system project to save Egypt $200 million a year 16 Jun, 2015
The first phase of a food security system designed to preserve locally harvested wheat is expected to save Egypt $200 million annually. Blumberg Grain signed a $28 million contract with the Egyptian supplies ministry last December to modernise wheat storage at 93 sites across Egypt. The first phase of the project will modernise 105 of the once open-air storage pits used for grain storage in Egypt, with “state-of-the-art” warehousing systems. The second phase of the project involve the modernisation of a further 207 of the open-air pits.

Haya Water to build $67.5m water projects in Oman 16 Jun, 2015
Oman Consolidated Contractors Company has been awarded a contract for construction of a modern sewage network in Madinat Sultan Qaboos (MSQ), costing $20.7m in Wilayat of Baushar (project B-5), with the completion scheduled for within 2 years from the awarding date. Associated Consulting Engineers Company will provide consulting engineering services. The project for package C6 of the sewage network in A’Seeb was awarded to M/S Arab Contractors Company and National United Engineering and Construction Companies. The total cost of the project is $46.7m, and Parsons International Company has designed the facilities.

US firm to set up 6,000MW gas-based power plants 16 Jun, 2015
American Ethane has shown interest in setting up three gas-based power plants, producing 2,000MW each, in Pakistan. The new power policy and power generation policies of Pakistan have been improved to facilitate the investment in the energy sector. The private sector can now establish their own transmission line. The government of Pakistan will purchase it..

Mining firm to construct power station in Botswana 16 Jun, 2015
Mining and Metal Company First Quantum Minerals Limited plans to invest US$1.5 billion in the construction of a power plant in Botswana that will supply its Kansanshi mine in Zambia. There are plans to double current plans for a 300-megawatt coal-fired plant at the Sese power project in central Botswana. This would see the investment doubling from the current planned US$750 million.

Amazon to build large 80-MW solar farm in Virginia 16 Jun, 2015
Amazon will build an 80-megawatt solar farm in Virginia, the largest solar project in the state so far, to help power its Amazon Web Services data centers in the area. The solar farm called Amazon Solar Farm US East will be built in partnership with Community Energy. The new solar farm in Accomack County could start feeding clean energy to the data centers by October 2016.

Spanish firm to build wind energy components plant in Texas 16 Jun, 2015
GRI Renewable Industries plans to invest $41 million to build a new manufacturing plant in Amarillo to make towers and components for the wind energy industry. Construction will begin this year and the plant is expected to be operational by late 2016.

Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand to build manufacturing facility in Auckland
Business Review 16 Jun, 2015
Auckland Airport will develop a 12,000m2 warehouse to cater for CCANZ’s facility in the Park. CCANZ bottles non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific and produces a range of beverage brands ranging from soft drinks to water, sports and energy drinks, juices, fruit products, coffee and premium beers.

Plans for Taco Bell restaurant advance 16 Jun, 2015
Plans continue to move forward for a new Taco Bell restaurant on Goshen’s west side. Taco Bell of America will be the owner of the restaurant while Meijer Inc. owns the property.

P10B bulk water supply project to tap Tamugan 16 Jun, 2015
Davao City Water District (DCWD) and Apo Agua Infrastructure Inc. (AAII) plan to tap the Tamugan river for the P10 billion bulk water supply project. Apo Agua will construct the infiltration gallery, raw water transmission pipelines, water treatment plant, and treated water transmission pipelines while DCWD will be buying the treated water and the construction of the reservoir. Apo Agua will supply up to 300 million liters per day (MLD) of potable bulk water from the Tamugan River to DCWD. JVACC will be the EPC contractor for the entire project. A mini-hydropower plant will also be constructed to power the facility.

German shipyard Meyer Werft to build four LNG cruise ships for Carnival 16 Jun, 2015
Carnival Corporation has signed a multi-billion dollar contract with Meyer Werft to construct four cruise ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Each vessel is more than 180,000gt, with over 5,000 lower berths to accommodate up to 6,600 guests. Meyer Werft will construct two ships under this contract at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, which will be delivered to AIDA Cruises in 2019 and 2020. The remaining vessels will be manufactured at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Turku, Finland.

Port of Ipswich opens new Orwell Bulk Terminal 16 Jun, 2015
England’s Port of Ipswich has opened its new £2.2m dry bulk warehouse terminal, offering enhanced facilities to Associated British Ports (ABP) customers. The new Orwell Bulk Terminal replaces the former ‘Number 3′ warehouse, to offer an acre of storage capacity for bulk commodities such as grain, barley and other agribulks. Constructed by local company RG Carte, the new terminal will allow stocking goods more than 6m-high within the new store. It also features solar panels that will be able to deliver a clean energy generating capacity of 120kW.

$18M hotel planned near Xavier University 16 Jun, 2015
Neyer Properties Inc., is working to add a 130-room hotel to the project about a mile from Xavier University’s campus. Keystone Hotel Partners LLC and Neyer Properties asked for a major amendment to the 7.5-acre planned development, Keystone Parke. The amendment would switch out a planned office building for a six-story hotel. The 90,000-square-foot hotel is expected to be a $15 million to $18 million investment.

Dubai Cable to Build $60 Million Aluminium Plant 16 Jun, 2015
Dubai Cable Co., is building a $60 million aluminum plant in Abu Dhabi. It will produce 50,000 metric tons of aluminum rod and overhead conductors annually. The project, called Ducab Aluminium Co., is planned for opening in the first quarter of 2016. Ducab Aluminium is 60 per cent owned by Dubai Cable, and the rest by Senaat.

Work on 4MW Mini Power plant nears completion 16 Jun, 2015
Sinohydro Corporation Limited, the Chinese company contracted to build the Bui Hydroelectric Project in Ghana, would soon complete work on a four MW mini power house at the dam site. The extra 4 MW would be used by the offices of Sinohydro and the Bui Power Authority (BPA) at the site, their residence and also to start the generators at the main power station. Construction of the mini plant is expected to be completed by October 2015.

New Beny’s Diner coming to Main Street 15 Jun, 2015
Plans for a new Beny’s Diner were approved by the Cortez City Council, allowing ownership of the popular South Broadway restaurant to expand an existing building on Main Street. Nunez purchased the lot that houses One Stop Taqueria and a vacant parcel next to it, with the vision of having two separate restaurants. Plans for the new Beny’s location indicate that it will 4,386 square feet, seat 143 and will have 38 parking spots on the west and east and near the entrance of the building.

New type of textile plant planned for Maiden in $13M facility 15 Jun, 2015
Carolina Nonwovens will spend $13 million to consolidate its textiles operations into a new plant in Maiden. The company, a subsidiary of National Spinning Co. of Washington, N.C., will add 62 jobs to Catawba County as it relocates two nonwovens production facilities to the Maiden site. One of those operations is moving from neighboring Lincoln County.

Pork processing companies plan for new Iowa plant 15 Jun, 2015
A new pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa will mean another place for tri-state area hog producers to market their animals. Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods – announced plans to build a new plant that could process as many as 3 million hogs a year. It will be built at an industrial site between the Missouri River and Interstate 29 south of the city center. Work should start in the late summer, and the plant should be up and running by July 2017. Another processing plant is being built in upper Michigan.

Robotic grocery store planned for Des Moines 15 Jun, 2015
A robotic grocery store has been planned for Des Moines. Eat Greater Des Moines, a local nonprofit seeking to enhance collaboration in central Iowa’s food scene, plans to approach the city’s Plan and Zoning Commission next month to bring the 260-square-foot automated store to the Polk County Health Department parking lot at 19th Street and Carpenter Avenue. If the commission approves a variance, the touch-screen store should be up and running by August.

JCP&L Completes $10 Million Substation Expansion to Enhance Service Reliability in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties 15 Jun, 2015
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $10 million substation expansion project in West Amwell Township. The expanded substation includes: a 120-ton transformer to convert voltage levels; four new circuit breakers to protect vital equipment; and technology to prevent widespread outages. A new half-mile section of 230-kilovolt transmission line with five monopoles was also installed.

Another 1200MW Power Project at Matarbari 15 Jun, 2015
A JV of Japanese Mitsui and Company Ltd and Malaysian IMDB Energy Group Berhad (IMDBE) has proposed to set up a coal-fired power plant at Matarbari in Cox’s Bazar having capacity to generate 1200MW of electricity. The JV has submitted an EOI before the Coal Power Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) recently. The detail technical proposal, financial statement, project financing, project implementation, O and M management could be sought from Japanese and Malay JV if they would agree to set up the power project in any other site through using coal transshipment terminal.

USAID awards contract for Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric plant technical reviews 15 Jun, 2015
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded a US$5.9 million contract to Mott MacDonald Inc. to perform a technical engineering review and upgrade plans for Pakistan’s proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydropower project on Indus river. USAID has pledged $200 million toward development of the project, with funds to be used for assessment of environmental and social effects of the proposed project as well as preparation of a financial package.

CNOOC Commissions Dongfang1-1 Gas Field Phase I Project 15 Jun, 2015
CNOOC Ltd. has brought online the Dongfang1-1 gas field Phase I adjustment project. Located in Yinggehai Basin of Beibu Gulf in the South China Sea, the field lies in an average water depth of about 70 meters. The project intends to make full use of the existing facilities and has constructed another wellhead platform on the field to facilitate the same. The project comprises 7 producing wells in total. Currently, 5 out of the 7 wells are yielding about 53 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. The project is anticipated to touch its ODP designed maximum production capacity of about 54 million cubic feet per day this year.

Jefferson Parish to start Harvey drainage project 15 Jun, 2015
Jefferson Parish, on June 16 will kick off a $10.2 million drainage project in Harvey. The project is intended to add drainage pipe and other features, and to remove and replace asphalt along Maplewood Drive and Pailet Street. It’s expected to take a little more than a year. Hard Rock Construction is performing the work with a FEMA grant

Punjab to set up RNLG power plant 13 Jun, 2015
The Punjab government has planned to construct a Refined Natural Liquid Gas (RNLG) based power plant of 1200-1500 megawatt electricity at Bhikki near Sheikhupura, Pakistan. According to the Budget presented before the assembly, an amount of Rs 16 billion will be allocated for energy sector, in which several new projects will be introduced in the province. An amount of Rs 2.626 billion is expected in the form of foreign aid for the projects.

Tawazun, Boeing to set up aerospace plant in UAE 13 Jun, 2015
UAE-based Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI) has joined hands with Boeing to break ground on its new aerospace surface treatment plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. TPI is to produce complex metallic assemblies for Boeing, its suppliers and other aerospace OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) around the world. The ground-breaking ceremony has been done. It is scheduled to be operational in 2016.

Russia leads race to build SA nuclear plants 13 Jun, 2015
Nuclear co-operation agreements between South Africa and five countries confirm Russia’s status as the front runner for the construction of 9 600MW of new generating capacity, with China seemingly close behind. The agreement outlines co-operation in support of South Africa’s industrial base, localisation of the manufacturing of components and the integration of manufacturing capacity for the joint marketing of products to third countries. The parties would collaborate in the construction of two new units with a total capacity of up to 2.4GW at Koeberg, Thyspunt or Bantamsklip, with a further 7.2GW to be built at sites yet to be identified.

Another firm looking to set up a waste to energy plant 13 Jun, 2015
Ridley Energy Group Inc. (REGI) is looking to set up an approximately $100 million waste to energy plant facility at Vaucluse, St Thomas. It would soon be submitting an application to the Town and Country Planning Department for approval. It could take about one and a half years to complete. It would process organic waste to produce electricity and a liquid organic fertilizer by way of anaerobic digestion. Stantec Inc., has been chosen to help in the designing of the facility as well as with the site planning and engineering.

Continental, Huayu to build new plant 12 Jun, 2015
Continental announced that it has partnered with Huayu Automotive Systems Co Ltd to establish a new plant in Chongqing. Named the Continental Huayu Brake Systems (Chongqing) Co Ltd, the new plant will be located in Yufu Industrial Park in the Chongqing Liangjiang New Area on more than 80,000 square meters. The investment is over 600 million yuan for the first phase and is expected to start production in 2016. It would invest more in its tire plant in Hefei for increasing its car tire annual capacity from 5 to 14 million units by 2019 and increasing its bicycle tire annual capacity from 2 to 13 million units by 2025. The investment is expected to surpass 500 million euros when the expansion is completed.

Sinopec starts FEED for Phase 2 of Ghana gas plant 12 Jun, 2015
Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation has begun front end engineering design (FEED) for the next phase of Ghana Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development Project at Atuabo. The FEED would allow to determine the specifications of the project, including costs, capacity, pipeline routes and other details. Sinopec is also in the process of building a pipeline – an expansion of the main onshore gas pipeline from Esiama to Prestea, where Ghana plans to develop a hydrocarbon propelled minerals complex. The pipeline is expected to be completed in January 2016.

New England Biolabs announces plans for GMP manufacturing 12 Jun, 2015
New England Biolabs (NEB) announced plans to build capacity for manufacturing enzymes and other reagents according to good manufacturing practices (GMP). The plans include the construction of a new 30,000 s.f., state-of-the-art, fully GMP-compliant cleanroom facility, to be located near NEB’s Ipswich, MA headquarters. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015, and the site is expected to be commissioned, validated and fully operational by early 2017.

Hickory’s newest grocery store set to open 12 Jun, 2015
Food Matters Market and Café – grocery store at Hickory will have a soft opening on June 17. Food Matters will carry about 18,000 items and there’s seating for 60 people inside and on the patio. The Hickory location’s grand opening will come in mid-July. Another store at Morganton is to be open and operating by January 1.

County Planning Board OKs site plan for possible O-AT-KA Milk expansion 12 Jun, 2015
A proposed expansion of the O-AT-KA Milk Products plant at Cedar Street and Ellicott Street Road, Batavia, received a vote of approval from the County Planning Board. It is contemplating adding a 194,543-square-foot building and a 35,279-square-foot building that will serve as warehouse space and a distribution center.

Dollar General planning fifth store in city 12 Jun, 2015
Dollar General Store will open a fifth Vicksburg area store (7,300-square-foot) on U.S. 61 North in the future. Construction plans are not finalized. The store features a variety of items from clothing, health and beauty aids, to household cleaning and pet supplies and food items.

Iran, Armenia to start building 3rd power transmission line 12 Jun, 2015
Iran and Armenia will start building the third electricity transmission line between the two countries by the next one and a half month. The two sides agreed that the work on building the third electricity transmission line to be completed by 2018. The project is expected to cost 107.9 million euros, which the Iranian side will allocate as a loan.

Tajikistan receives EUR70m loan for 500kV transmission project

Utilitiesnetwork 12 Jun, 2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted €70m loan to Tajikistan to fund the construction of 500kV power transmission project, which will interconnect electricity networks of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Part of the funding will be used to install a 120km transmission line in Tajikistan. The project is part of the Central Asia – South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade (CASA-1000) regional electricity scheme. EIB has also agreed to finance the construction of a new 500/220kV substation and extension of two existing power substations in Tajikistan and extension of a substation in Kyrgyzstan.

Waneta hydro power project in Canada starts power generation

Business Review 12 Jun, 2015
The 335MW Waneta hydro expansion project in British Columbia, Canada, has been connected to the grid. Fortis holds a 51% interest in the project. Columbia Power and the Columbia Basin Trust own 32.5% and 16.5% stakes respectively. The expansion includes a second powerhouse, two parallel tunnels feeding twin Francis turbines, each supplying 167.5MW. Output from the new powerhouse will be delivered to BC Hydro’s Selkirk substation. Voith Hydro supplied the generators, governors, exciters and several additional auxiliary systems. The company is a subcontractor to SNC Lavalin acting as the prime contractor.

TransCanada authorized to construct $200m King’s North pipeline in Canada
Business Review 12 Jun, 2015
TransCanada has been authorized by the Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) to move ahead with the construction of the proposed $220m King’s North Connection project. The project is being developed in partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas, as part of the TransCanada’s $500m Canadian Mainline expansion project. The gas transmission pipeline will connect TransCanada’s existing Canadian Mainline system in Vaughan, Ontario to the new Enbridge Gas Distribution pipeline facilities and is scheduled to be commissioned by third quarter 2016.

Iran seeking billions to rebuild natural gas industry 12 Jun, 2015
If a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is reached by the June 30 deadline and sanctions eased, Iran plans to increase gas exports sevenfold to 200 million cubic meters a day in four years. It wants to raise production to 1.2 billion cubic meters a day in five years, from 800 million now.

Bouygues wins $200m Swiss hospital contract 12 Jun, 2015
Losinger Marazzi, a Swiss subsidiary of Bouygues, has been chosen to build the 200-bed LimmiViva hospital in the town of Schlieren on the outskirts of Zürich. The 50,000 SQM hospital will be eight storeys high, and will incorporate a car park and technical facilities on two basement levels, a restaurant, administrative offices, laboratories, x-ray facilities, five operating theatres, an accident and emergency department and a maternity unit. Work has already begun which is being tendered by the Spitalverband Limmattal Group. The project was devised by architects BFB Architekten and Brunet Saunier Architecture. The hospital is scheduled to open to the public in 2018.

Europe’s largest cyber-tech firm to set up innovation center in Israel 12 Jun, 2015
Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Security (SIT) is set to establish a cyber-security innovation center in Israel. It will work with leading academic research institutions in Israel on joint research activities to bridge the innovation gap and accelerate the development of secure software, systems, and services. The project will officially launch at the end of June in Tel Aviv.

Eurochem and Maire Tecnimont to build ammonia plant in Russia 12 Jun, 2015
EuroChem Group AG and Maire Tecnimont Group, jointly announced the signing of an EPC contract for a new ammonia plant in Kingisepp, Russia. With a design capacity of 2,700 tonnes per day, the plant will use technology developed by KBR and will be delivered on a lump-sum turn-key basis, including utilities and offsites. The contract value is approximately €660 million, out of which SACE will provide a €575 million loan guarantee to EuroChem with the remaining amount covered by EuroChem. It is expected to be completed within 36 months from the commencement date and will be executed by Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiaries Tecnimont SpA and Tecnimont Russia OOO.

New runway planned for Norfolk International Airport 12 Jun, 2015
Plans are in the works to build a new runway at Norfolk International Airport. The proposed new runway would be long enough to handle the airline aircraft that serve Norfolk International Airport and also allow a separation of private and corporate aircraft from airline and air cargo aircraft. The new crosswind runway would be 6,500 feet long by 150 feet wide and would parallel the existing 4,876-foot-long runway. Once the new one is built, the old one will be demolished.

Co-op Building Solar at Army’s Fort Campbell 12 Jun, 2015
Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Valley Authority to develop 5 megawatts of solar capacity at Fort Campbell, home of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. The first 1.9 MW of the project is to become ready by Sept. 30. The balance is to be completed in the first half of 2016. Pennyrile Electric is using a grant from the state of Kentucky to cover just over $3 million of its cost. A utility energy services contract with the base, which includes a 10-year cost-recovery provision, will cover the balance of the $5 million cost.

Malaysia’s Petronas to Build Natural-Gas Plant in British Columbia 12 Jun, 2015
Malaysia’s Petronas would build the 36 billion-Canadian-dollar project, known as Pacific NorthWest LNG on Canada’s Pacific coast, paving the way for the export of cheap North American gas to high-demand markets in Asia. The Petroliam Nasional Bhd., or Petronas, is the lead sponsor of the project, along with minority partners China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Indian Oil Corp. and Brunei National Petroleum Co. Commercial operations are to start in 2019.

New $18m power plant for Palm Island 12 Jun, 2015
A new $18 million power plant will be built in the north Queensland indigenous community of Palm Island. The project will start being built at the end of the year. The new diesel station will be designed and built as `renewable energy ready’ to accommodate possible future innovations or investments, such as potentially constructing a solar farm nearby.

Downer scores $130m wind farm build 12 Jun, 2015
Engineering and infrastructure company Downer EDI has won a $130 million contract for work on a new wind farm in Ararat in western Victoria to erect the wind turbines and construct the transmission network at the proposed Ararat project. The wind farm is still subject to financial approval.

New Faber Plaza building to increase Class A office space in North Charleston 12 Jun, 2015
Durlach Associates and Trinity Capital Advisors have begun construction on June 10, on a 125,000-square-foot, five-story office building in North Charleston – Faber Plaza. The Class A office space is being built at 4400 Leeds Ave. LS3P and Choate Construction will design and construct the building, respectively. Faber Plaza is set to open in spring 2016.

Amerisur signs agreement for construction of the Ecuador-Colombia interconnector pipeline 12 Jun, 2015
Amerisur Resources Plc, has signed an agreement with PETROAMAZONAS EP, the Operator of the Cuyabeño gathering system and the wider Amazonas pipeline network, for the construction and use of the pipeline from the Ecuadorian border to the point of connection with the RODA gathering system for the transport of Amerisur’s crude oil. Civil works within the Victor Hugo Ruales central processing station will commence in the next few days and pipeline and system control construction will begin imminently. The Company expects the pipeline to be in operation in Q4 2015.

SPI Solar To Jointly Develop 500 MW Capacity In Japan 12 Jun, 2015
Solar Power (SPI Solar) has formed a joint venture with K.K. Uniroot, to develop 500 MW solar power capacity in Japan. As per the agreement, SPI Solar will be responsible for project funding, construction, and equipment procurement. Uniroot will be responsible for land purchase and lease, acquiring all necessary regulatory approvals, and obtaining power purchase agreements from local utilities. SPI Solar will be senior partner in the joint venture with at least 51% stake in it.

Japan is building huge solar power plants that float on water 12 Jun, 2015
Kyocera recently launched a solar station in Japan’s Hyogo prefecture that floats on a reservoir and will produce about 2,680 MWh per year. With construction completed in late May and operations begun this week, the new installation measures 333 by 77 meters and will sell the energy it produces to Kansai Electric Power in Osaka for about ¥96 million. Kyocera will next launch a particularly large floating solar installation in the Chiba prefecture’s Yamakura Dam reservoir next March, which will generate an estimated 15,635 MWh per year.

Mozambique to build another electric dam 12 Jun, 2015
Mozambique is to build another 1045 MW power station on the Zambezi River to increase electricity production. The station will be constructed by the Hydroelectric de Cahora Bassa (HCB). It will mobilize funds for the building of the second power station. The company has received about ten proposals to fund the new power station. It would probably spend six years to complete the construction work of the project.

Real estate company plans Illinois warehouse facility 12 Jun, 2015
F. Greek Development has entered a joint venture with Distribution Realty Group to build a speculative Class A distribution facility in Illinois. The partnership has purchased 11.16 acres in Bolingbrook, with plans to break ground in the summer on a 182,875-square-foot warehouse that would be completed within a year’s time. F. Greek Development is providing both capital resources and a team of managers for the project.

OCI Solar Power Announces Construction on Texas’ Largest Solar Plant 11 Jun, 2015
OCI Solar Power LLC is announcing the start of construction on the 110 MW Alamo 6 solar plant located in Pecos County, Texas. The Alamo 6 plant, located on approximately 1,200 acres of private land, is part of a 400MW project OCI Solar Power is constructing for CPS Energy. The Alamo 6 project will be built using components that are made exclusively in San Antonio. OCI Solar Power has contracted with Mortenson Construction to construct the project.

Antioquia Gold to Develop and Construct 500tpd Underground Gold Mine at Cisneros Project 11 Jun, 2015 11 Jun, 2015

DTE Energy Gets NRC Nod for Building Nuclear Power Plant 11 Jun, 2015
DTE Energy Company received the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) approval to construct and operate a nuclear unit − Fermi Unit 3 at the existing 1,170 MW Fermi Unit 2 plant site, near Newport, MI.

New Queenstown sewage plant construction on schedule 11 Jun, 2015
Queenstown’s new state-of-the-art sewage treatment project is under construction, expected to be operational around the first of next year. The nearly $10 million project is being financed through grants and loans from the Maryland Department of the Environment and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The financing is being handled by Queenstown Bank. In addition, funds are also coming from the Bay Restoration Fund. This is a bio-reactor plant that will have a capacity of 200,000 gallons a day.

Dimmer waste processing station approved

BBC 11 Jun, 2015
A waste processing station in Somerset to compact rubbish for incineration has been approved. Viridor will build the plant at its landfill site in Dimmer near Castle Cary to reduce the amount buried there. The station will compact rubbish and send it to Oxfordshire and Avonmouth

Iran, China, Indonesia in deal to build new refinery 11 Jun, 2015
Iran, China and Indonesia have launched a JV to build a refinery on East Java island to process 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) of heavy crude oil. Iran will supply feedstock and partially finance the project, while China provides 85% of the funds. Negotiations are underway with Iran for providing heavy crude feedstock under a long-term contract. Further plans include private sectors from the three countries building five refineries for processing gas condensates in Indonesia. The six projects are estimated to cost $3.5 billion. Iran has also signed an agreement with Brazil to construct a refinery to process 300,000 bpd of crude oil. Negotiations have also taken place on the construction of a refinery in India to process 400,000 bpd of crude.

Connecticut to build 3 new medical marijuana dispensaries 11 Jun, 2015
Connecticut plans to build three new medical marijuana dispensaries. Currently, the state has six dispensary facilities and four producers, where marijuana plants are grown. The Department of Consumer Protection disclosed that applications for additional dispensaries to serve the state are now open, a process which will conclude by mid-September.

Green light for new Cockhill Bridge 11 Jun, 2015
Three million euro has been secured to construct a new bridge at Cockhill in Buncrana. The bridge is to be located south of the existing Cockhill Bridge as part of the outer relief road.

Major oil pipeline planned near Springfield 11 Jun, 2015
Texas-based company Energy Transfer Partners seeks permission from the Illinois Commerce Commission to build a major pipeline passing through Illinois. The pipeline would connect the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico. The goal of the project is to transport oil from Canadian tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. Operation is expected to begin by the end of 2016.

Bids accepted for water plant project 11 Jun, 2015
Bids were received on June 11 for the installation of one additional water filtration tank to the Muskingum Water Treatment Plant, along with equipment necessary for the proper operation of the new tank, such as new water pumps and piping. The new tank will become the third tank in the plant. Prospective contracts were presented by Kirk Bros Co. with a bid amount of $1.16 million and Stanley Miller Construction with a bid amount of $1.36 million.

UAE plans $32bn spend on airport expansion 11 Jun, 2015
Dh120 billion investments are in place for the development of UAE airports to meet the rising demand of passengers and cargo movements. By 2022, the world’s biggest airport will become a reality in the shape of Dubai World Central (DWC), of which Al Maktoum International Airport is a key component. When fully complete, the DWC will handle 220 million passengers. A planned expansion of Al Maktoum International’s passenger terminal will boost the airport’s capacity to reach a total of 26 million passengers per year by 2017.

NDRC approves seven new infrastructure projects 11 Jun, 2015
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved feasibility reports on seven new infrastructure projects having combined investment of over 120 billion yuan. The four airport projects are in the provinces of Hainan and Heilongjiang, and in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. One railway project is planned in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, and another will link Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou. The NDRC also approved an experiment base for China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology Center for Aviation Safety Technology. The projects will be funded by the central budget, local fiscal funds, and bank loans.

Luxury apartment complex to be built in Creve Coeur 11 Jun, 2015
California-based financial company BCC Capital Partners is bringing a new 182-unit luxury apartment complex to Creve Coeur. The project’s contractor, Blanton Construction Inc., will break ground on the apartment complex this week. Set on an 8-acre plot, the development will be made up of two apartment buildings as well as “carriage houses” and a swimming pool. Construction is expected to take 14 months. Architectural firm Humphreys & Partners Architects LP designed the complex, with Integrity Structural, Vrettos Pappas and Sterling Engineering providing engineering services. Commerce Bank provided financing for the project.

Long-awaited Jatigede Dam to start operation in July 11 Jun, 2015
The long-awaited Jatigede Dam in Sumedang, West Java, is expected to begin operation in July, as most parts of the construction have been completed. The dam is being built on 4,891 hectares of land covering 26 subdistricts in five districts in West Java. It will have the capacity to retain 979 million cubic meters of water to irrigate around 90,000 hectares of rice fields in Sumedang, Indramayu and Cirebon regencies. The dam will be able to supply drinking water at a volume of 3,500 liters per second and generate 110 megawatts (MW) of electricity. PLN is working with Sinohydro Corporation to complete the project, which is expected to be finished within 43 months and begin operation in 2019. The total investment for the power plant reached US$150 million.

Ganduje Commissions Tamburawa Power Substation 11 Jun, 2015
The Tamburawa Power Injection Substation constructed by the state government at the cost of N140 million was commissioned in Kano.

Plans to build processing plant 11 Jun, 2015
BULA Coffee hopes to expand its business in Sigatoka. Plans are in the pipeline to build a processing plant in Sigatoka with a coffee shop serving Bula Coffee. Bula Coffee started in two villages with a view to include more villages in the production process. They supply their coffee to all duty-free shops, NewWorld Supermarket and plan to export to United Arab Emirates and Dubai.

KP-BoIT to set up modern sheep farm in Jaba 11 Jun, 2015
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade (KP-BoIT), in collaboration with Department of Livestock and Dairy Development, has finalised a plan to establish a modern sheep farm in Jaba, Manshera district. The proposed land would be leased out to investors for period of 30 years and the lease agreement will be extendable.

HART awards construction contract for Waipahu rail stations 11 Jun, 2015
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation awarded a $78.9 million contract to the Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company to build three rail stations in the Waipahu area. Contract bids for the West Oahu station group- consisting of the East Kapolei, UH West Oahu and Hoopili stations. A request for contract bids for the Kamehameha Highway station group- including the Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge and Aloha Stadium stations-will be issued in August.

Construction of 100-MW solar-power plant in northern Negros starts 10 Jun, 2015
Construction of the 100-megawatt (MW) solar-power facility of Equis Funds Group has started at Hacienda Paz, Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City in northern Negros Occidental. Equis Funds is expected to complete the project by the end of the year. The solar-plant project, worth $175 million, is on a 175-hectare land area.

AGL commissions 102-MW Nyngan Solar Plant in Australia 10 Jun, 2015
Australian Gas Light (AGL) has successfully commissioned its 102-MW Nyngan Solar Plant in Australia. The arrays of the plant, largely supplied by First Solar, were connected to the grid and final testing has started. Tests are to continue throughout this month and the plant will become fully operational in July.

KEF to set up new prefabrication unit in Dubai 10 Jun, 2015
KEF Holdings has announced plans to set up its new manufacturing facility for prefabrication and off-site construction materials at Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai. The facility is expected to start operations by the end of 2015. It is keen to provide world-class expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly and project management,” he stated.

Latvia plans to build new fishmeal factory 10 Jun, 2015
A new fishmeal factory is being discussed for building in Latvia by Latvian fisheries association. The project will cost at least EUR 3 million, and is set to begin this year.

TAC Air To Build New Terminal 10 Jun, 2015
Tac Air will break ground next month on a new terminal at Little Rock’s Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, part of its $11 million redevelopment and expansion project at the Arkansas capital’s airport. The approximately 10,000-sq-ft building will feature a conference room, pilot lounge, flight-planning area and passenger waiting lounge along with a theater room, pilot snooze rooms and outdoor patio.

Wisconsin Prison to Build New Health Unit 10 Jun, 2015
The Wisconsin State Building Commission earlier this month approved $6.47 million for the construction of a new and improved health care facility at the Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) in Portage. Construction on the upgraded Health Services Unit (HSU) will likely begin in March 2016, wrapping up in August 2017. In contrast, the new freestanding, 14,000-square-foot HSU will streamline operations while minimizing potential security threats. It will allow the state’s Department of Corrections to meet the medical, dental, therapeutic and mental health needs of CCI inmates by providing sufficient workspace for all medical disciplines. It will include a secure waiting area, examination rooms, offices, programming spaces, medical and clinical record storage areas, medication and supply rooms, a dental operatory, therapy rooms, a radiology room, lab spaces and an officer station. When the new HSU is complete, this area will serve as a triage space for the segregation unit, containing an emergency response area, ADA-compliant toilet and shower, and a staff training area.

Three new wind projects proposed for Peace Region 10 Jun, 2015
Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES) is proposing to build three new wind farms near Charlie Lake, the Kiskatinaw River, and Sunset Prairie in Peace River Regional District. The applications call for authorization for the proposals to move to the Agricultural Land Commission for review and approval to use the farm reserve land the projects will be built upon. The three projects include: A seven-turbine wind energy park northeast of Charlie Lake in Montney. The project would generate about 15 megawatts of energy, enough to power about 4,500 homes, and requires 3.7 hectares of land. Another seven-turbine park is along the Braden Road in Sunset Prairie. The project would another 15 MW of energy, and requires 1.95 hectares of land. A third seven-turbine park is along Triangle Road near the Kiskatinaw River. The project would generate another 15 MW of energy, and requires 4.5 hectares of land.

EIL’s Abu Dhabi Office wins orders worth Rs 150 Crores

BSE 10 Jun, 2015
Engineers India limited wins order worth Rs. 150 Cr from Clients in Middle East. This order are from the oil and Gas Companies as well as through EPC Contractors for Providing engineering services. The company has expanded its office in Abu Dhabi to cater its clients in the region. The Office has state of art facilities and has been well appreciated by the clients.

GE to build 8.5-MW biogas power plant in Brazil 10 Jun, 2015
General Electric and Solvi Valorizacao Energetica, or SVE, have formed a joint venture to build a 8.5-MW biogas power plant in Rio Grande do Sul state. The project at the landfill of Minas de Leao city requires an investment of over BRL 30 million. The biogas collected there will be fed into four units of 1.4-MW GE Jenbacher gas engines. GE estimates that Brazil can add 4.2 GW of distributed generation power capacity in just two years, which would be enough to supply more than 12 million homes.

InterGen, IEnova put online 155-MW wind plant in Mexico 10 Jun, 2015
InterGen and IEnova have announced the start of commercial operation of their 155-MW Energia Sierra Juarez wind farm in Tecate, northwestern Mexico. The project comprises 47, 3.3-MW turbines located along the Sierra de Juarez mountain range. The farm, the first cross-border wind project between Mexico and the US, has a 20-year agreement to supply San Diego Gas & Electric Co and could also potentially connect to the Mexican grid.

ET Solar plugs in 13-MWp solar park in UK 10 Jun, 2015
ET Solar Energy Corp has hooked to the grid a 13-MWp ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plant in the UK for renewables investor Belltown Power. The Park Farm solar plant, located near the village of Measham in northwest Leicestershire, was completed under the UK’s Renewable Obligation support mechanism. The grid-connection of the PV park was completed by the company’s Munich-based unit ET Solutions AG, which provides turnkey PV systems.

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery plans $2M expansion 10 Jun, 2015
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will invest $2 million this year as it works to keep up with growing demand for its beers. The Charlotte brewery plans to add a new bottling line and upgrade its draft system. Plans call for the brewery to add a new bottling line that can fill, cap, label and pack as many as 180 bottles per minute. By comparison, its current line produces seven bottles per minute. In total, the Charlotte brewery has invested more than $10 million in its new home on 8.5 acres at 4150 Yancey Road.

Town Council approves solar farm 10 Jun, 2015
Yanceyville Town Council has approved a special use permit which will allow a Chapel Hill-based company to construct a solar farm. The request from Strata Solar Development is approved by council. The solar farm will be constructed on a vacant 66-acre tract off the east side of Murray Road, just northwest of downtown. Construction on the facility should begin within the next 90 days, and the company hopes to have the new solar farm up and running by the end of the year.

Dominion Carolina plans to build $36M gas pipeline across Lower Richland 10 Jun, 2015
Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission plans to build a new 8-inch, underground gas pipeline across Lower Richland County to International Paper’s operations near Eastover. The project is estimated to cost about $36.3 million and will cover a 28-mile route originating from the DAK Americas facility in Calhoun County. The pipeline will provide 18,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to International Paper, which is converting from coal and fuel oil to natural gas for generation of electricity used in the production of pulp paper products. Dominion expects to begin serving the International Paper plant by June 1, 2016.

Black Hills proposing 104-well gas project 10 Jun, 2015
Black Hills Exploration & Production is proposing a drilling project west of De Beque that could involve more than 100 wells drilled over three to five years and produce nearly a trillion cubic feet of natural gas over two decades. The project covers about 32,600 acres of federal and private lands in the Winter Flats and Whittaker Flats federal mineral lease units, and what the project refers to as the Wagon Track non-unitized area. Black Hills is proposing drilling up to 104 horizontal wells on 13 new well pads over the next three to five years. Construction of operation of the master development plan would allow for additional production of up to 988 billion cubic of gas over the estimated 20-year life of the project, or nearly a trillion cubic feet. Black Hills plans to treat and recycle produced water from its operations.

New retail shops, restaurants proposed at Meridian Crossroads 10 Jun, 2015
A proposed expansion of Meridian Crossroads Shopping Center could mean area residents will have access to more retail shops and restaurants. Six more anchor stores will be added during what is being billed as phase two of the Meridian Crossroads project. This will be a $20 million addition to the Meridian Crossroads Center. It will have six anchor tenants, which will include a well-known home decor and crafts store, a large and well-known sporting goods store, a cosmetics store, some restaurants and other small shops. RCG Ventures, is requesting the city of Meridian to approve a TIF package through a $2.8 million bond issue.

Praxair plans to construct air separation unit in Michigan 10 Apr, 2015
Praxair is planning to construct a new air separation unit (ASU) in Detroit, Michigan, US. Planned to be commissioned in 2017, the 1,650 tons per day ASU will produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon and rare gases as well as supply existing pipeline customers.

Camwood Corporation to invest 16 billion FCFA in wood processing in Cameroon
businessincameroon. com 10 Jun, 2015
Camwood Corporation plans to build a wood processing plant in Cameroon that will create 250 direct jobs for an overall investment of 16 billion FCFA.

New Boracay-Caticlan Airport to Be Completed in 2016 10 Jun, 2015
San Miguel Corporation has announced that the newer and larger Caticlan Boracay Airport is expected to be completed in 2016. When finished, the runway will extend from the existing 950 meters to 1,800 meters. In addition to constructing a newer and larger passenger terminal, improvements would also be made to allow night landing at the airport. San Miguel Corporation is undertaking the airport expansion under its subsidiary, Trans Aire Development Holdings Corporation. The completion of the runway extension is expected to be the first phase of the airport development plan, followed by construction of the new terminal building, which could take as much as twenty months to complete. The P5.3 billion Boracay Airport project will feature a new terminal building that can accommodate up to twelve aircraft with twelve jetways. San Miguel Corporation currently owns approximately 20 hectares of land adjacent to the airport. In addition, the corporation plans to construct a bridge to improve access to Boracay Island.

InterOil to continue oil exploration drilling at Wahoo 10 Jun, 2015
InterOil Corporation has resumed drilling at Wahoo with the Wahoo-1 side-track exploration well in Petroleum Prospecting License 474 in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea. The Wahoo-1 side-track is a significant step-out from existing gas fields and will test whether the successful trends identified around PRL15 extend 170km to the south-east of Elk Antelope. InterOil holds a 78.1114% interest in the well and is operator. The remaining 21.8886% interest is held by minority interests.

Sandesara Group plans to invest $3 billion in Nigeria 10 Jun, 2015
Sandesara Group will invest $3 billion in Nigeria. The group through its Sterling Oil Exploration and Energy Production Company Limited (SEEPCO) will make these investments for expansion of crude oil production and setting up three new plants including a petrochemical plant, an LPG plant and a fertilizer plant. Currently, the company is producing 20,000 barrels of crude oil per day which is expected to go up to 50,000 barrels per day by December. After expansion of crude oil production, the company expects to produce 1 lakh barrels of crude oil per day in the next two years. In addition, it is setting up petrochemical and LPG plant. Further, it is in the process of setting up one million ton per annum fertilizer plant.

AWS plans 80 MW solar farm in Virginia to power eastern US datacenters 10 Jun, 2015
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans for an 80-megawatt solar farm in Accomack County, Virginia. Once operational in October 2016, it will be generating 170,000-megawatt hours of solar power annually that will be pumped into the electrical grids that power AWS cloud datacenters in the eastern and central US. In January the cloud service provider announced plans for a wind farm in Benton County, Indiana, that is expected to produce 500,000-megawatt hours of wind power annually once it’s operational in January 2016.

Siemens and J-Power win a 500m contract to build NEMO transmission link between UK and Belgium 09 Jun, 2015
Siemens and J-Power Systems have secured a €500m contract to build first electricity interconnector between the UK and Belgium. Siemens has won an order to deliver a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for Nemo Link, while J-Power Systems will be responsible for design, manufacture and installation of the HVDC XLPE cable system. The project scope includes turnkey installation of both converter stations using Siemen’s HVDC Plus technology, which has a transmission voltage of ±400kV DC. Once operational, the HVDC system will have a transmission capacity of 1GW of power, which will be enough to meet the power requirements of 500,000 households. Nemo Link intends to complete the project and turn the subsea link operational by 2019.

Dubai’s Access Infra to set up solar plant in Uganda 09 Jun, 2015
Access Infra Africa will launch solar plant in Uganda this year, part of plans to develop electricity projects in 17 African countries, mainly based on renewable energy. The company will spend $500 million in the next three years on power generation plants, including in Egypt, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique. The company’s portfolio would generate nearly 1 gigawatt of electricity, about enough energy for 700,000 homes. In Uganda, Access Infra Africa’s 10-megawatt solar and wind power station will start generating electricity later this year. Two institutions, FMO, the Netherlands’ development bank and London-based Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, provided debt funding for 70-80 per cent of the project’s costs, with Access Infra Africa committing the remainder in equity. Access Infra Africa will own and operate the plant for 20 years, selling power to Uganda’s national grid, while capacity may be increased to 40 megawatts. In 2016, Access will also launch a 50-megawatt solar and heavy fuel oil hybrid plant in Benin and a 200-megawatt solar and wind plant in Egypt.

SNC-Lavalin, Aecon to build $5-billion Toronto transit project 09 Jun, 2015
The Ontario government has confirmed the selection of an SNC-Lavalin and Aecon consortium to build Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project estimated to be worth about $5 billion. The Crosslinx Transit Solutions group, which comprises SNC-Lavalin, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., EllisDon and Aecon, is the winning bidder to design, finance, build and maintain the 19-kilometre transit line that would include 25 stations and stops. The contract is expected to be signed this summer with construction starting early next year and completed in late 2020. Analysts estimate the total project is worth up to about $5 billion.

Eurodon to build duck farm in Moscow Oblast 09 Jun, 2015
Eurodon will start with the construction of a new duck farm in the Ramenskiy district of the Moscow Oblast in 2016. The duck farm will have a capacity of 30,000 tonnes per year. The new farm is scheduled to be completed in 2018. It aims to come to a total overall production of 300,000 tonnes of turkey and duck meat per year. Global shortage of 40 million tonnes in meat production

Mainstream, Actis Venture to Build Wind and Solar Farms in Egypt
Bloomberg 09 Jun, 2015
Lekela Power agreed to build a wind farm and a solar project in Egypt, each with 50 megawatts of capacity. Lekela will install the solar farm in Aswan and the wind project near the Gulf of Suez. It expects to install 4.3 gigawatts of solar and wind through 2017. It has 860 megawatts of projects at the development and construction stage.

German auto parts firm to build factory in Toccoa 09 Jun, 2015
A German automotive supplier plans to build a factory the northeast Georgia city of Toccoa where it will create about 200 jobs over the next several years. NIFCO KTW plans to make injection-molded parts at the facility. The new factory will be built on 32 acres, and the company plans to invest $27 million in the project over the next five years.

Wesley to build region’s first children’s hospital 09 Jun, 2015
Wesley is kicking off construction for their $28 million children’s hospital. The project includes adding 15 new, all-private beds to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a complete renovation of the PICU. It will also include construction on the Hillside-facing exterior and renovations of the entrance, lobby and elevators.

Columbus To Build Fourth Water Treatment Plant 09 Jun, 2015
The City of Columbus is purchasing three properties on Home and Dublin roads to build a new water treatment plant.The properties, which total 120 acres and cost 5.65 million dollars, are the site of the former Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility. The land purchase is approved by Columbus City Council at its June 8 meeting.

Discount grocer Aldi plans New Smyrna Beach 09 Jun, 2015
Discount grocer Aldi is coming to New Smyrna Beach. The chain recently erected a sign promoting its planned Aldi Food Market store on a property on the north side of State Road 44, between Home Depot and Mullinax Ford. A site plan submitted for the Aldi store calls for the construction of a 17,825-square-foot building and a parking lot with 80 spaces on a 2.4-acre lot on the northeast corner of State Road 44 and Colony Park Road. The process of completing the site plan review and obtaining a building permit from the city will take two to three months and that construction likely would begin later this year.

New grocery store coming to Fort Edward 09 Jun, 2015
Golub Corp. of Schenectady announced it will build one of its new Market 32 stores on the site of the old Grand Union at 354 Broadway. Construction of the 40,000-square-foot store is expected to begin in the spring, after cleanup of the site is completed. At that board meeting, Suprenant received permission to sign contracts with D.A. Collins, which will be doing the cleanup work. The cleanup is the final step in getting the site ready. Price Chopper, owned by the Golub family, is in the process converting its supermarkets to Market 32 stores. The company is preparing to unveil its first three Market 32 stores in Wilton, Clifton Park and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The store can be expanded by 10,000 square feet. At 40,000 square feet, the new store will be about half the size of the Price Chopper on Upper Glen Street, but larger than the 30,500-square-foot store in Lake George.

Trang’s Pakmeng port to expand 09 Jun, 2015
Pakmeng port will be upgraded to accommodate the increasing numbers of tourists. Kasetsart University has been commissioned to conduct a survey and environmental-impact assessment of new facilities and expansion of the aging harbor in sikao district in the southern province. Construction could start in the next fiscal year.

TimkenSteel starts construction of $40-million Ohio facility 09 Jun, 2015
TimkenSteel has started construction on a $40 million advanced quench-and-temper facility in Northeast Ohio that will produce more value-added steel. The facility will be fully operational next year, will perform heat-treat operations and have capacity for 50,000 process-tons annually of 4-in. to 13-in. bars and tubes. It will be located in Perry Township on the site of TimkenSteel’s Gambrinus Steel Plant near multiple existing quench-and-temper thermal treatment facilities.

Woolworths to spend $500m on stores, distribution in Victoria 09 Jun, 2015
Woolworths has plans to invest more than $500 million in new supermarkets and distribution infrastructure in Victoria over the next three years. It outlined plans to invest $350 million on a semi-automated grocery distribution centre in south-east Melbourne, and spend about $150 million opening at least 20 new supermarkets and refurbishing another 40 existing stores in Victoria. The new investment comes as Woolworths prepares to open a $150 million meat processing facility in Laverton. Over the next few weeks Woolworths will install more in-store butcher shops and qualified butchers. The new distribution centre would support 600 jobs during the construction phase and 190 new jobs when it opened in 2018. The new stores would generate another 3000 jobs – 1000 during construction and 2000 ongoing retail jobs.

Metito bags Egyptian water contracts 09 Jun, 2015
Metito has been awarded contracts worth $8.5mn to develop four off-grid water projects. The projects are located in luxury resorts and include sea water desalination installations and sewage treatment plants that will be completed over the course of this year. The projects at Hacienda Bay and Porto Sharm include comprehensive/360 sewage treatment plants with a capacity of 1500m3/day each in addition to providing training for site personnel. The sea water desalination installation at Marassi will use Reverse Osmosis to produce 7,500 m3/day of potable water as well as operation and maintenance of the plant for one year.

General Plastics to double production space with $3 million expansion 09 Jun, 2015
General Plastics Inc. has begun construction on a $3 million expansion that will nearly double the size of its Glendale production facility to 93,000 square feet. It also added $1 million in new equipment last year. The expansion, which is expected to be operational by October, will add 42,000 square feet of space to its existing plant.

South Korea axes four coal plants, plans two new nuclear units

ET 08 Jun, 2015
South Korea has axed plans to build four coal-fired power plants and will boost its nuclear reactor fleet by two more units, as it looks to increase the share of nuclear and gas in power generation and cut reliance on coal. Nuclear reactor operator, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP), currently runs 23 reactors, is already building or has plans to build another 11 units. The ministry will also decide later this month if the nuclear power plant Kori No.1 will continue to run past its current expiry date of 2017.

Sohar Port to invest $190m in civil infrastructure for new mega petrochemical project in Oman 08 Jun, 2015
Sohar Port has initiated the process of implementing its Majees Reclamation Project designed to help create new land for a multi-billion dollar petrochemicals scheme proposed to be established by a GCC investor at the industrial port. As a first step in the reclamation of land for the petrochemical scheme, the port last week invited contractors to bid for its tender to construct a roughly 1.5 kilometre long bund that will create a sizable swathe of land between the Southern Breakwater and the protection wall for the existing seawater intake and outfall system.

€7.5m Investment in wastewater treatment scheme for Gorey 08 Jun, 2015
Irish Water, in partnership with Wexford County Council, is investing €7.5m in a new Wastewater Treatment Scheme for Gorey. The project, which commenced in September 2014, is on schedule and expected to be completed in April 2016. The project includes works to extend the treatment capacity of the Courtown plant to cater for all current and future treatment flows from the combined Gorey/Courtown catchment population. Treatment capacity at the plant will be increased from a current PE (population equivalent) of 12,000 to a design PE of 35,000. The works have been procured under a Design Build Operate (DBO) contract.

NY approves $500M for clean-water projects across state 08 Jun, 2015
New York’s Environmental Facilities Corporation has approved $500 million in grants and low-interest loans for clean-water construction projects around the state. The funds approved include $430 million for 26 New York City wastewater projects and $55 million for storm protection measures on Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley. Other water quality projects approved, include $8.2 million to the Madison County village of Hamilton to upgrade its wastewater plant, and $4.1 million in interest-free loans for a new treatment plant in the Cayuga County village of Cayuga.

Fertiliser plants set for revamp 08 Jun, 2015
The PetroVietnam Fertiliser and Chemicals Corporation signed in Ha Noi June 7, an EPC Contract to revamp the Phu My NH3 and NPK complexes. The project, covering an area of over 15 hectares on the land housing Phu My Fertiliser Plant at Phu My 1 Industrial Zone in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, consists of two parts: revamping the NH3 Unit and build Phu My NPK Plant. The complex project has a total investment capital of nearly VND5 trillion, 70 per cent of which will be financed by bank loans and another 30 per cent by the owner’s equity. The complex will be brought into operation during the second quarter of 2017.

Iran begins building its largest refinery 08 Jun, 2015
Iran on June 8 began building its Siraf refinery to convert about 0.5 million barrels per day of condensate into exportable products to Asia. It is being built with $2.8 billion of investment by the Iranian private sector. For the next eight months, work will include basic design and construction of joint processing, utility and back-up units after which building of refineries will start. The refinery will include eight processing units, each with a capacity to turn 60,000 barrels per day of condensate – into better value-added products. It will produce 140,000 barrels of gasoil, 30,000 barrels of liquefied petroleum gas and 40,000 barrels of kerosene.

Chinese firm to invest $45m in steel plant in Lagos 08 Jun, 2015
A Chinese firm, Polaris Mines Limited, is to commit $45 million into the establishment of a steel manufacturing plant in Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos State government and the LFZDC have signed an MoU with the Chinese firm giving nod for the establishment of the steel plant. China Polaris Mines will lease 33 hectares of land within the LFTZ with the total investment amount of $45 million to set up the steel factory and supporting facilities.

Wekiva Parkway project breaks ground Monday 08 Jun, 2015
Crews break ground June 9 on the Wekiva Parkway project in Apopka. The first phase of the project will begin on the stretch of road where the 429 ends at 441 up to Kelly Park Road. Once done, the Wekiva Parkway will be a 25 mile all-electronically-tolled expressway. It will connect to the 417, completing the beltway around Northwest Orlando. The project is expected to be completed in 2021. The first two sections of the Wekiva Parkway, which include this project, are slated to be done by spring of 2017.

Mainstream awarded two wind farm contracts in South Africa 08 Jun, 2015
A consortium led by Irish-owned energy company Mainstream Renewable Power has been awarded two large scale wind farm contracts in South Africa’s latest Government tender. The two wind farms represent an investment of approximately €420 million. One wind farm will be located in the Nama Khoi Municipality in the Northern Cape, while the other will be in the Cape Winelands District and Witzenberg Local Municipalities of the Western Cape.

Tahoe City PUD plans West Shore water treatment plant 08 Jun, 2015
The Tahoe City Public Utility District plans to build a treatment plant and is considering three potential building sites – Lodge Road, Chamberland Drive and Lagoon Road. Preliminary designs for the West Lake Tahoe Regional Water Treatment Plant estimates it at 3,500 square feet and 21 feet tall. It’s proposed to supply a maximum of 650 gallons per minute with the ability to expand to 1,000 gpm. The earliest the plant could break ground is fall 2016, with an anticipated late summer 2017 completion. The total project cost is estimated at $9.38 million for the Lodge and Chamberland sites, with the Lagoon site estimated to cost an additional $1.2 million. Potential funding sources include grants, low or no-interest loans, water rate and property tax revenues, and capital reserves.

Fujita Kanko Announces Two New Kyoto Hotels 08 Jun, 2015
Fujita Kanko Inc. announced two hotel openings in Kyoto, Japan in its Hotel Gracery group: Kyoto Teramachi in 2016 and Kyoto Shinkyogoku in 2017 (tentative names). All 97 rooms of Hotel Gracery Kyoto Teramachi will be double rooms while Hotel Gracery Kyoto Shinkyogoku’s 128 rooms will all be twin rooms.

Hilton expands Dubai portfolio with two new hotels 08 Jun, 2015
Hilton and wasl hospitality and leisure, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, have agreed to open two new mid-market hotels in Dubai, UAE, under the Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands in early 2019. Hilton Garden Inn Bur Dubai will feature 292 guest rooms and be located in a prime area of Dubai Creek, Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Mina will be located near Dubai International Airport (DXB) and will feature 206 guest rooms.

Another west Visalia hotel proposed 07 Jun, 2015
By the end of the year, the Visalia Holiday Inn will have a new name – Wyndham Visalia. If approved, the 59,972-square-foot, 104-room hotel would be built off West Cypress Avenue west of South Akers. The parcel is being developed by Bakersfield-based Grand Shangrila International, Inc. Current plans are for the five-story Holiday Inn Express to occupy a little over half of a 3.68-acre, undeveloped lot. The hotel would include an outdoor pool, and a 105-slot parking lot.

Newnan Utilities sewer plant getting $2.8 million upgrade 07 Jun, 2015
Newnan Utilities is making improvements to its sewage treatment system. Bids have been received for work at the Wahoo Creek sewage treatment plant. Costs for the project will be almost double the original project estimate of $1.42 million. Ronny D. Jones Enterprises was the low bidder on the project at $2.817 million.

Outotec wins iron ore processing contract in Iran 07 Jun, 2015
Finnish mineral processing company Outotec has been awarded a major contract for a new iron ore pelletizing plant in Bafgh, Iran, from Bafgh Mineral Complex Iron and Steel Industry Company (B-MISCO). The contract covers the the technology license, basic engineering of the pelletizing plant, detailed engineering and supply of proprietary and key equipment and automation, as well as advisory site services for installation, commissioning and start-up. The new 5 million tonnes per annum pellet plant is expected to become operational in 2018.

Oman’s first sugar refinery to start operation in the first quarter of 2018 07 Jun, 2015
Oman’s first sugar refinery (1 MTPA) will start operation in the first quarter of 2018, even as the promoters have signed a $300 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with China’s Sinolight Corporation on June 7 to build the refinery at the Port of Sohar on 18 hectares. Construction work on the refinery will start in the third quarter of this year. The contract will be managed on behalf of OSRC by Bosch Projects of South Africa. The capital expenditure of $300 million, which is also the value of EPC contract, will be met by way of both equity and debt. An institutional investor from China will also partly fund the project.

New detour on SR-58 Hinkley Expressway Project 06 Jun, 2015
Caltrans started construction on the State Route 58 Hinkley Expressway Project last week. The $201 million project will widen and realign SR-58 from a two-lane conventional highway to a four-lane expressway. It will also construct two interchanges on the widened and realigned portion of SR-58 – one at Hinkley Road and the other at Lenwood Road.

New Saudi oil pipeline to be ready by 2017-end 06 Jun, 2015
The new crude oil pipelines between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will be ready by the end of 2017 with up to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) delivered to Bapco. The new network, which will be operational in the first quarter of 2018, will replace the existing land pipelines between Bapco and Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. An agreement with the winning contractor will be signed in August. The estimated cost is $350 million. The pipeline is a key prerequisite for Bapco’s planned Sitra refinery expansion up to 500,000bpd total capacity, which is estimated to cost up to $6 billion.

Indian paint company to open plant in Russia 06 Jun, 2015
Berger Paints has chosen to set up a plant in the Russian town of Nevinnomysk in the Stavropol region. Berger officials are finalising a site for the factory at Nevinnomysk, for which four to six hectares of land are required. The company plans to invest at least $5 million in the project.

Reliance Power, Adani to invest $5 billion in Bangladesh power plants during PM Modi’s trip
ET 06 Jun, 2015
Reliance Power and Adani Group are set to sign agreements to invest nearly $5 billion to set up two power plants in Bangladesh. The two groups will sign separate MoUs with Bangladesh’s Power Development Board. Reliance Power will set up a 3,000 megawatt power plant based on imported LNG at an investment of about $3 billion. Adani Group would set up a 1,600 MW coal-fired power plant at southern Bangladesh island of Maheshkhali at an investment of $2 billion.

Construction of 1,100-kilometer TurkStream pipeline to start in June 06 Jun, 2015
Construction of the 1,100-kilometer TurkStream pipeline supplying Russian gas to Turkey will begin at the end of June. An accord concluded in May with the Saipem construction group will allow work on the first of four sections of TurkStream to start by the end of June. The name of the 63 billion cubic meter capacity pipeline has been changed from the original Turkish Stream to TurkStream. The new pipeline — stretching to Turkey’s border with Greece via the Black Sea.

Laos and China to Set Up Joint Company for High-Speed Railway 06 Jun, 2015
Laos is setting up a joint company with China to oversee the construction and financing of a multibillion-dollar, high-speed railway project that will link the two neighboring countries and extend to Thailand. The process is ongoing. The joint company will be responsible for the project management, land concession, construction and fare collections. The cost of the project is lower than U.S. $7 billion.

Telin Singapore to build new data centre in Jurong 06 Jun, 2015
Telin Singapore is building a new five-storey data centre and telecommunication hub in Jurong. This will be the third data centre owned by the company. The 20,000-square-metre facility will help address demand for data centre services in the Republic, and support Singapore’s Smart Nation vision. It will also have the capacity to meet demand for telecommunication connectivity services in the region. It is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2016.

Food stores plan could bring 120 jobs to town 06 Jun, 2015
Plans are on the anvil to build a supermarket and B&M Bargains store on the site of the former Crystal Drinks site in Featherstone. Developer Dearne Estates is looking to build an Aldi food store and the B&M store on the Wakefield Road site. Work is already underway to build 450 homes on land just off the A645 Pontefract Road near The Junction pub.

Huntington Ingalls Wins $3.35 Billion Contract For Nuclear Powered US Navy Aircraft Carrier 06 Jun, 2015
Huntington Ingalls Industries has won a $3.35 billion contract award for the detail design and construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company also received a $941 million modification to an existing construction preparation contract to continue material procurement and manufacturing in support of the ship. The Contract work includes ship construction, ship design activities, engineering services, procurement of materials and hardware to support construction and logistics activities.

Alpha Crude Connector, LLC announces start of 400 mile pipeline 05 Jun, 2015
Alpha Crude Connector, LLC has received all necessary permits and has begun construction of its 400 mile Alpha Crude Connector Pipeline. The new pipeline is a FERC regulated, is a crude oil transportation pipeline serving Lea and Eddy Counties, New Mexico and Culberson, Loving, Reeves and Winkler Counties, Texas. The system will have capacity to accept more than 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil from over 250 lease tank batteries, other local pipeline systems, and truck terminals in the Northern Delaware Basin. Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2015.

Lake Huron pipeline gets $13.2M treatment facility 05 Jun, 2015
Genesee County has awarded a $13.2 million contract to build a water treatment facility on a new pipeline from Lake Huron. Raw water is expected to be delivered by 2016.

UOP Honeywell wins contract for the largest refinery in Africa 05 Jun, 2015
UOP LLC, a Honeywell International Inc. company, announced today that its process technology, catalysts and proprietary equipment will form the basis for the largest refinery in Africa. Dangote Oil Refining Company selected UOP technology for a world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemical plant to be built in Lekki, near the capital of Lagos in Nigeria. In addition to technology licensing and design services, the UOP organization is working with Dangote Oil Refining Company to provide catalysts, adsorbents and proprietary equipment for the project.

Developer Proposes a 300-Room Luxury Hotel & New Public Park in the North End 05 Jun, 2015
Boston real estate firm JW Capital filed paperwork to the Boston Redevelopment Authority with the intention of acquiring space on, and developing at, Lewis Wharf in Boston’s North End. JWC intends to build a five-story 300-room luxury hotel in addition to creating a new public park. A 190,000-square foot hotel will be built on the 2.4 acre wharf parcel surrounded by a 54,000-square foot public park. JWC also plans to build a 3,850-square foot facility for the Boston Sailing Center as well as a 1,800-foot section of the Harborwalk.

Company proposing Pennsylvania natural gas-fired power plant 05 Jun, 2015
Competitive Power Ventures Inc., wants to build a $900 million natural gas-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania. The company plans to start building the plant in 2017 and have it up and running by the end of 2019. The proposed site is in Jackson Township, near Vinco, about 65 miles east of Pittsburgh, and about 10 miles north of Johnstown.

LP4P Builds 100 MW Solar Power Plant in the Philippines 05 Jun, 2015
A 25 year Service contract was signed between Living Project 4 People Philippines Inc. (LP4PP) and the country’s DOE for the 10-phase 100 MW solar PV power plant in the Philippines. The signing will start the process of completion of development, installation, construction, commissioning and operation of the project in Ilagan City, Isabela, Philippines. The power plant is expected to start construction in August this year and each phase will be operational after construction, installation and commissioning. Each phase is a standalone Solar PV power plant to be connected to the Luzon Grid of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). The plant will be fully operational in early 2016.

Singapore Cement Manufacturing builds new silo with new cement 05 Jun, 2015
Taiheiyo Cement’s Singapore Cement Manufacturing (SCMC), a JV with Hong Leong Asia Ltd, has announced the completion of a 24 000 t cement silo at SCMC’s cement terminal. The new silo will store a new type of cement specifically formulated to satisfy market demand in Singapore. The product is defined as type CEM II according to Singapore’s cement quality standard and is manufactured from Portland cement and admixtures such as flyash. Taiheiyo plans to use flyash from Japan to manufacture the product.

Sundt, DPR to build new hospital tower for Banner Health 05 Jun, 2015
Sundt Construction and DPR Construction are building a new 11-story tower for Banner Health’s University Medical Center in Tucson. shepley Bullfinch and GLHN Architects and Engineers Inc. will design the project. The $400 million project will replace a 40-year-old portion of Banner’s Tucson hospital. Construction will start next year and is to be completed in 2019. The building will total 689,000 square feet. Sundt and DPR also will renovate the Banner’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center. Banner Health merged with the University of Arizona’s Health Network earlier this year. It has acquired other hospitals around the states.

Canadian travel company to build $400M resort in Antigua 05 Jun, 2015
Sunwing Travel Group has signed a deal with the government of Antigua to build a $400 million all-inclusive resort project on the eastern Caribbean island. The 500-room hotel is slated to open in 2017. Construction of The Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa will begin this summer at Deep Bay. The company also plans to build 200 condominium units and establish new flights to Antigua with its subsidiary Sunwing Airlines.

Govt to spend Rs.3bn on new Gwadar International Airport 05 Jun, 2015
The Pakistan government will spend Rs.3 billion during the next fiscal year 2015-16 to construct new Gwadar International Airport. Allocations are being made for a host of development projects and added provision of Rs.2 billion has been made for Gwadar Development Authority. For necessary facilities of water treatment and supply, the government is making a substantial allocation of Rs.3 billion.

Leading bakery products producer to build new Lebanon plant 05 Jun, 2015
Maplehurst Bakeries LLC, a division of Weston Foods, is investing $103 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Wilson County at Lebanon. The company produces frozen bakery products, including doughnuts, pies, cake, rye bread, sweet goods and gluten-free baked goods, for in-store and food service bakeries. The new facility is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2016. It will house warehouse, distribution and manufacturing operations for its doughnut production to service customers across North America and around the world.

Carrefour expands in Chinese e-commerce 05 Jun, 2015
French retail giant Carrefour last month launched an online shopping portal in China, The website sells mostly grocery and household items and delivers to homes in Shanghai. It expects to extend its delivery network. Carrefour plans to build a total of six fulfilment centres by end-2016, with the first to be located in Kunshan, near Shanghai.

IKEA To Invest €600 Million In Wind & Solar Power 05 Jun, 2015
IKEA will spend €600 million over the next five years on wind power and solar power — €500 million for wind and €100 million for solar. Another €400 million will be spent on projects focused on reducing the impact of climate change.

TAGG Logistics acquires e-commerce company 05 Jun, 2015
Hazelwood-based TAGG Logistics recently acquired Pennsylvania-based e-commerce services company ABC Fulfillment. The acquisition will give the company a presence in the eastern U.S. and help speed its distribution times for clients to one to two days. With ABC, TAGG picked up an additional 48 clients, 17 employees and a 32,000-square-foot warehouse in Pennsylvania.

Vianney To Build New Athletic Complex 05 Jun,2015
St. John Vianney High School will construct a new athletic complex in Holmdel, New Jersey. The athletic complex will include a fully turfed baseball field with 200 permanent seats and batting cages. The new complex is expected to be completed by August. Vianney has contracted with ATG Sports to construct the complex.

Medical College to build new office building 05 Jun, 2015
Milwaukee Regional Medical Center is planning to build a 225,000-square-foot office building in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The seven to eight storey building will cost between $70 million and $79 million to construct. The building will house up to 1,200 Medical College faculty and staff members. Design work is scheduled to begin this summer. The project is expected to take two years to complete.

Novozymes to set up new R&D centre in Denmark 05 Jun, 2015
Novozymes has acquired a 140,000 square metre site in Lyngby, Denmark to build a new campus dedicated to research and business development. The inauguration of the campus is expected to take place in 2018.

MoU inked to set up ART centre at CMH, Rawalpindi 05 Jun, 2015
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Surgeon General of Pakistan and the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), Ministry of National Health Services, for establishment of an Anti Retrovirus Treatment (ART) Centre at CMH Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Pembina investing $125M to expand Horizon pipeline 05 Jun, 2015
Pembina Pipeline Corp. will expand its existing Horizon Pipeline System for an estimated capital cost of approximately $125 million. The Horizon Expansion will increase the pipeline’s capacity up to 250,000 barrels per day and is expected to be in service mid-2016.

Indianapolis utility to build $25M complex to store power 05 Jun, 2015
Indianapolis Power & Light plans to build a battery array capable of storing 20 megawatts of power that will help meet its customers’ energy demands during heat waves and other high-energy consumption times. The $25 million project, slated to go online next summer at IPL’s power-generating station on Indianapolis’ south side, will be equipped with rows of large lithium-ion batteries housed within a large building.

Tata Motors opens flagship showroom, service centre in Riyadh 05 Jun, 2015
Manahil International Company, a unit of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group and the sole authorised distributor of Tata Motors in Saudi Arabia, has opened the state-of-the-art showroom and service centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Conti to expand China tire plant 05 Jun, 2015
Continental A.G. will invest $280 million over four years at its 4-year-old plant in Hefei, China, to boost capacity 75 percent to 14 million car and light truck tires a year. The company aims to deliver annual investments of $390 million in its existing plants, with a further $1.1 billion earmarked for a special investment program.

First Gen eyes 3 partners for $1B natural gas project in Batangas 05 Jun, 2015
First Gen Corp. of the Lopez Group is willing to share bulk of the stake in its $1-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Batangas, Luzon with at least three potential partners, whether foreign or local, in order to proceed with the project as soon as possible. First Gen tapped Tractebel Engineering of France for the detailed design of the LNG terminal.

PNOC-EC starts natural gas drilling in Isabela 05 Jun, 2015
Philippine National Oil Co.-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) has embarked on another energy exploration project in Santiago City, Isabela province.

$ FPL and FIU partner to build innovative solar research facility 04 jun, 2015
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Florida International University (FIU) are in a new partnership to build a commercial-scale distributed solar power facility at the university’s Engineering Center, north of FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, United States. The project involves the installation of more than 5,700 solar panels. The company also plans to cost-effectively triple its solar generation in Florida by the end of 2016.

China Longyuan to build 100 MW of Guangxi wind parks 04 Jun, 2015
China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd, subsidiary of China Guodian Corp, has agreed to install 100 MW of wind capacity in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. China Guodian Corp has also signed a pre-development agreement for a 50-MW wind power plant in Jiangxi province’s county of Yongxin. The turbines will be erected at an altitude of between 820-1390 metres.

Countryside Renewables plans 50-MW PV park in Wales 04 Jun, 2015
A scoping and screening opinion has been submitted in May with Anglesey County Council in Wales for a solar park of 40 MW-50 MW, developed by Countryside Renewables Capital. A full planning application is expected later this year for the photovoltaic (PV) project at Llanbadrig, Welsh county, Anglesey. ERW Consulting is acting on behalf of the developer.

UAE developer to build Chechen university 04 Jun, 2015
Emaar Properties, a real estate company is to construct a new university in the Chechen capital of Grozny, Russia. Work on the project is expected to commence in August and complete in two years.

Dundee and Partners to Build $480 Million Vancouver Urban Resort 04 Jun, 2015
Dundee Corp. is teaming up with private developers to build an entertainment resort in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The C$600 million “parq” complex, about 775,000 sq.ft, will include the city’s biggest hotel convention space, luxury hotels and a casino and is being built by Parq Holdings Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Dundee, Paragon Development Ltd., and PBC VUR Ltd. The hotels on the property will be managed by Marriott International Inc. Construction is under way on the site.

Solar energy facility to be built at Shakopee wastewater treatment plant 04 Jun, 2014
Construction of a solar facility will begin on June 9 at the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shakopee, Minnesota. The Metropolitan Council is leasing the land and allowing the contractor, Oak Leaf Energy Partners of Colorado, to use up to 10 acres for the solar facility. The council will purchase the energy produced at a lower price than the cost of electricity.

Irving business park lands new hotel project 04 Jun, 2015
KDC will build a 250-room, full-service hotel in Irving business park, Texas on 50 acres. Construction on the hotel will start this fall with an opening set for winter 2016.

G3 Global Considering Up to 10 New Grain Elevators, Two New Port Terminals 04 Jun, 2015
G3 Global Grain Group is building up to 10 grain elevators and two new port terminals in Canada. G3 Global, a new joint venture between U.S. grain trader Bunge Ltd. and Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Co., invested 250 million Canadian dollars in April for a majority stake in Canada’s former wheat monopoly, the Canadian Wheat Board. G3 is studying the feasibility of a grain terminal in Hamilton, Ontario.

Congatec to build R&D center in Taiwan for better services in Asia 04 Jun, 2015
Congatec will establish an R&D center in Taiwan. With the facility, Congatec is looking to strengthen its embedded design & manufacturing services (EDMS) in Asia.

Proposed 110-mile natural gas pipeline to extend from Dallas Twp. to Trenton, New Jersey 04 Jun, 2015
UGI Energy Services is yet to begin construction of PennEast natural gas pipeline of 110-mile, 36-inch diameter metal pipe that will run southeast from Dallas Township into New Jersey. The review process is expected to be long, with construction possibly beginning in late 2017 and to be completed in seven months.

Emery Sapp and Sons to design-build new I-70 bridges 04 Jun, 2015
Emery Sapp and Sons has won a contract with the Missouri Department of Transportation to design and build three Interstate 70 bridges. Sapp will work with Parsons Transportation Group to complete the $18 million project, which will begin late this summer and is scheduled to be completed by August 31, 2016. Bridges at Range Line Street, Garth Avenue and West Boulevard will be replaced.

Metro Bus Project to be inaugurated 04 Jun 2015
The Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metro Bus project will be inaugurated on June 11, 2015. The project has been completed at the cost of about Rs 44 Billion jointly shared by Federal and Punjab governments. In the first phase some 60 buses will set to the route, with one hundred and fifty thousand commuters will benefit from this service daily.

Megawide to build phase1 of DoubleDragon’s Meridian Park 04 Jun, 2015
Megawide Corp. has bagged a contract to build the first phase of DoubleDragon Properties Corp. (DD)’s 4.8 hectare mixed-use complex “Meridian Park” close to the Mall of Asia, Philippines. Megawide will construct the first phase of the project dubbed as DoubleDragon Plaza. DoubleDragon Plaza will consist of four office towers that will cater primarily to the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. The ground floor will house several retail shops, an al fresco dining area, a garden deck and a section carved out for various food outlets.

PTT to construct floating LNG storage 04 Jun, 2015
PTT Plc is set for the construction of the two Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU) under a 200 billion baht budget. The FSRU’s LNG storage capacity is 3 million tons per unit. The locations include Chana Distirct in Songkhla Province, and another at Dawei District in Thailand or the Pilok town in Myanmar. The construction will take 3 years, while the unit which is pending for construction in Myanmar is awaiting approval from Myanmar authorities.

Thailand to construct new commercial airport at U-Tapao naval air base 04 Jun, 2015
Thailand is planning to construct a new international commercial airport at the U-Tapao naval air base near Bangkok. The airport will serve both as a security operations base and a commercial airport from 1 June 2016. Under the first phase of development, the existing passenger terminal of the airport will be renovated.

Sunoco Logistics plans additional pipeline to deliver Marcellus liquids to Marcus Hook 04 Jun, 2015
Sunoco Logistics Partners plans to build an additional pipeline to deliver Marcellus Shale products to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, United States. The company intends to build two pipelines simultaneously as part of its Mariner East 2 project. Construction of the first pipeline is initially projected to cost $2.5 billion. The new 20-inch Mariner East 2 project proposed, will deliver 275,000 barrels when it comes online at the end of 2016. The second new pipeline, 16 inches in diameter, will deliver 225,000 barrels per day

Nod to build 7 miles of power line in Marion County 04 Jun, 2015
Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has given approval to Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois to construct a new section of power line in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The Illinois Rivers Project will feature a 345,000 volt electric transmission line. Land for the substation has been purchased, survey and environmental work is yet to be done. Construction will begin by the end of the year.

Jindal Steel and Power to Build $400 Million Mozambique Power Plant 04 Jun, 2015
Jindal Steel plans to build a 150 MW power station in Mozambique, Africa costing $400 million and also signs an agreement to sell electricity to the southern African country by year-end. Construction will be commenced after the commercial agreement and it is a 30 month project. The company’s Chirodzi coal mine in Mozambique, producing around 3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), shall also be ramped-up as planned to 10 million MTPA within 18 months once a global coal commodity price slump reverses.

Johnstown steel fabricator inks preliminary deal to build hydroelectric turbines 03 Jun, 2015
JWF Industries has taken a step toward establishing an agreement to build hydroelectric turbines that will be installed in Ghana. The company has also co-signed a memorandum of understanding with Harrisburg’s Aggreco International. The company has a relationship with Ghana, where it is has agreements to build two pilot aquaponics projects.

Chinese group to build world’s first tidal energy plant in Swansea Bay 03 Jun, 2015
China Harbour Engineering Company has won the deal to undertake marine works on the £1 bn Swansea Bay Tidal Project in United Kingdom, which will deliver power to the National Grid. CHEC has established a UK subsidiary to look at investment opportunities in infrastructure over the next decade. CHEC has also agreed a memorandum of understanding with Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Power to look at more projects in Asia, particularly along China’s 18,000 km of coastline.

$50 Billion Supercomputer In New Mexico 03 Jun, 2015
Exascale Power Co., plans to build a supercomputer in New Mexico, United States that will boost the power of the block chain processing infrastructure.

St. Tammany Parish to build $15 million emergency operations center north of Lacombe 03 Jun, 2015
St. Tammany Parish is planning the construction of an approximately $15 million Emergency Operations Center on parish-owned property along Louisiana 434 north of Interstate 12 and Lacombe, United States. Preliminary approval for an approximately 70,000 square foot facility to be built has been approved. Construction of the new two-story building is scheduled to start in late 2016 will take 12 to 18 months to complete.

GWC opens new UPS customer centre in Qatar 03 Jun, 2015
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) has inaugurated its UPS customer centre in D-Ring Road, Qatar. The new UPS customer centre will offer the full range of international shipping services.

Plans to Set Up Banana Processing Plant in Gisagara Gain Momentum 03 Jun, 2015
Gisagara district, Rwanda will soon install a modern banana processing plant. The facility will be co-owned by Gisagara District and Mountain Natural Food Ltd. The facility will be entailed in making bottled banana beer and juice.

Silicon Ranch selects McCarthy Building Companies to construct the 12MWAC Aerojet Rocketdyne PV Project 03 Jun, 2015
McCarthy has been selected to engineer and construct Silicon Ranch’s Highland Industrial Park 12-Megawatt (MW) AC photovoltaic (PV) project that will provide solar power to Aerojet Rocketdyne and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) in East Camden, Arkansas with a direct financial impact estimated to exceed USD 25 million. McCarthy will provide on-site training in utility-scale solar construction for workers in pile driving, tracker assembly and panel installation.

Thor Mining PLC Acquires 100% of Spring Hill Gold Project 03 Jun, 2015
Thor Mining is to acquire the balance of the Spring Hill Gold Project in Australia’s Northern Territory. The agreement is subject to ministerial assent, and approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board. Submissions for these reviews have been prepared, and it is expected that these approvals will take several weeks before completion can then occur. Consideration for the acquisition has been agreed at A$210,000 plus Thor CDIs to the value of A$100,000, payable upon Ministerial agreement to the title transfer.

BJ’s Restaurants (BJRI) Expands, Opens 33rd Outlet in Texas 03 Jun, 2015
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. has opened a restaurant in Southlake, Texas. The restaurant is spread over an area of approximately 7,400 square feet and can accommodate approximately 225 guests. The company has opened four new restaurants and is on track to open at least 15 new restaurants this year and also intends to open at least three more restaurants before the end of June in Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD and Columbus, Ohio.

Mortenson Construction leads $50 million in modernization projects 03 Jun, 2015
Mortenson Construction has broken ground on a series of construction and renovation projects in College of Lake County’s Grayslake, Illinois, United States. The modernization includes reconfiguring and expanding existing buildings, updating aging facilities and upgrading heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. The first Mortenson project focuses on renovating the main lobby and atrium that connects the two primary classroom buildings, A and B. The existing outdoor courtyard will be covered and combined with a current lecture hall to create a new bookstore and a new student activities office on the ground level. These projects will add roughly 16,650 square feet while renovating another 11,000 square feet. The next phase is set to begin in late 2015.

Sino Construction gets nod to start micro power plants in Korea 03 Jun, 2015
Sino Construction has received approval to start operations at its micro power plants in Korea. Magnum Modular Power Generation (MMPG), a joint venture with Primeforth Renewable Energy Limited, completed construction of its first micro power plant on April 29, and is building a second plant that is expected to be ready by end July.

McGhee’s plan to invest in £3m bakery expansion 02 Jun, 2015
McGhee plans to invest £3 million to increase production capacity at its Glasgow site, Scotland. The extension to its bakery, at the M8 Food Park, Glasgow , Scotland is scheduled for completion in spring next year.

Hyflux wins US$48m contract to build desalination system for Saudi Arabia 02 Jun, 2015
Hyflux has won a US$48 million contract to build a desalination system at existing site of Yanbu Desalination Plant, Saudi Arabia, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Hydrochem Saudi Limited. The award from the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is to design, build and supply a containerised desalination system with a total designed capacity of 30,000 cubic metres per day. Under the contract, Hyflux will build 10 modular containerised units, which will incorporate its proprietary Kristal ultrafiltration membrane technology. The project is set to be completed in about eight months.

Southwest Steel to expand Newport plant 02 Jun, 2015
Southwest Steel Processing plans an $18 million expansion of its plant in Newport, United Kingdom. The company manufactures railcar and oil and gas components and is a partnership between Cleveland-based Park Ohio and Arkansas Steel Associates LLC of Newport.

Kenner to ink new $24.8 million sewerage contract 01 Jun, 2015
Kenner has signed a $24.8 million contract with Veolia Water to run the United Kingdom’s sewerage system. Under the existing contract, Kenner pays Veolia a flat fee of $3.4 million a year, plus operational expenses such as chlorine use and waste disposal. The total cost this year is about $5.7 million.

Russia to begin building Iran’s 2nd nuclear power plant this year 01 Jun, 2015
Russia’s state atomic energy company will begin construction of a second nuclear power plant in Iran’s Bushehr region later this year. The facility will be jointly built by Rosatom and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. Work will start in 2015. The plant is part of a 2014 deal between Tehran and Moscow to build two power plants in Bushehr in the coming years, in addition to the facility that is already operational.

Georgia plans to build 91 new hydro power plants 01 Jun, 2015
Georgia plans to construct 91 new hydro power plants in coming years. A project is currently underway to build an energy bridge linking Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Under this project, Georgia will be able to become a transit country for energy supplies from Azerbaijan to Turkey and to Europe, and export its excessive electricity in the period from April to August.

Thumbs-Up for Mutirikwi Mini-Hydro Power Plant 01 Jun, 2015
Great Zimbabwe Hydro Power Company, a joint venture between a Zimbabwean firm ZOL and New Planet of South Africa recently got permission from the Masvingo RDC to go ahead with the 5 MW mini-hydro power plant on Lake Mutirikwi Dam, Zimbabwe that will cost about $13,5 million. Power produced at the plant will be fed into the national grid. The project will be done in phases and will take up to two years to complete.

Samsung wins top award for Bahrain project 01 Jun, 2015
Samsung Engineering has won top honours for its Muharraq sewage treatment plant (STP) and sewer conveyance project in Bahrain, Asia at a major industry event held in Dubai, UAE. The project is a master plan of Sanitary Engineering Services. Muharraq STP comprises a 100,000-cu-m-per-day wastewater treatment plant, a sludge incinerator, and 20 km of deep gravity sewer and wastewater collection networks to convey flows to the site for treatment.

Zenith Bank Builds Multi-Million Naira ICT Center in Delta 01 Jun, 2015
Zenith Bank Plc has handed-over a state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre to the Delta State Government. The facility, which is located in Asaba, Nigeria is built and equipped with the latest technology to enhance internet services by the bank. The complex comprises two e-learning training halls equipped with modern computers and other training facilities; an exhibition hall; training hall; conference hall; an office for the director of the center; server/online facilities; and other offices. It also has external facilities including 100KVA generating plant, 100KVA transformer and borehole and water treatment plant.

Samet plans spec building at Triad industrial park 01 Jun, 2015
Samet Corp. will construct a 134,000-square-foot spec building at N.C. Industrial Center in Mebane, North Carolina. Site work has began for the structure, which is aimed at both manufacturing and distribution users. It’s slated for completion in the fall and will be expandable by 100,000 square feet.

28,000 new hotel rooms for Dubai by 2018 01 Jun, 2015
Dubai is set to see a massive increase of 28,000 new hotel rooms by 2018. Three new SUBA Hotels in the Middle East and Africa will be opened by 2017. Starwood Hotels and Resorts is planning to double its portfolio in the Middle East in the next five years including the launch of its W Hotel and St Regis brands in Dubai by the end of 2015. Jumeirah Group has two properties scheduled to open in Dubai by 2017.

NBC Sports brings new restaurant to Universal Orlando’s CityWalk 01 Jun, 2015
Universal Orlando’s CityWalk, United States is getting a new restaurant this fall. The theme park has 90 big-screen TVs and more than 100 different beers to try out. Renderings of the restaurant show the exterior will also come equipped with multiple huge TV screens showing games, which will most likely attract sports fans to make a visit.

Bistro Bella Vita owners building new restaurant in North Monroe district 01 Jun, 2015
Grand Rapids restaurants is building a new establishment in the North Monroe district, Michigan. Essence Restaurant Group is planning its fourth restaurant at 816 Monroe Ave. NW in a 5,200-square-foot building under construction at the 616 Lofts in Michigan on Monroe residential development project.

Saudi company Dur to invest $399M in hospitality, residential projects 01 Jun, 2015
Dur Hospitality has revealed plans to invest SR1.5 billion in a portfolio of 20 hotels and six residential complexes in Saudi Arabia over the next seven years. The company is further planning to expand into emerging cities in Saudi Arabia such as Jubail, Yunbu and Tabuk, its first Holiday Inn in Tabuk is to be developed under the master-development agreement (MDA) inked between InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) and Dur Hospitality last year.

FirstEnergy completes transmission projects 01 Jun, 2015
FirstEnergy Corp. has completed multiple transmission projects in northern Ohio. The projects completed include completing a 119-mile, 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield Power Plant on the Ohio River to a new substation near Cleveland to help enhance system reliability as a result of power plants being deactivated in the region. The line goes through Twinsburg, Hudson, Macedonia and parts of Portage County.

Transportation department awards contracts 01 Jun, 2015
Contracts totaling $11.9 million for 11 highway projects are awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission. Hedquist Construction with the low bid at $530,000 for adding turn lanes to WYO 220 its intersection with Indian Springs Road in an area of west Casper, Wyoming, United States. The work will include adding two left-turn lanes and one right-turn lane, and moving the existing electronic message sign slightly to the north to precede the new left-turn lane. The work is scheduled to be complete by October 31.

Blue Energy acquires 98.7MW of three wind power projects in UK 01 Jun, 2015

Blue Energy has acquired Cour, Blackcraig and Whiteside Hill wind power projects having a combined power generation capacity of 98.7 MW, from SSE, for an undisclosed amount. Under the terms of the sale agreement, Blue Energy will be responsible for launching and managing the community investment funds associated with each project.

Denver International Airport begins $46.5 million runway replacement project 01 JUn, 2015
One of the Denver International Airport in Colorado main runways is getting a $46.5 million face-lift. Work on the 17L-35R project has began on began 01 June, 2015. About 2,180 panels and several lighting components along the 12,000-foot runway will be replaced. The airport expects the runway project to be concluded in mid-September.

Salalah airport to be opened on June 15 01 Jun, 2015
The operation of the Salalah New Airport and the shifting of air traffic from the old airport to the new one that cost over 300 million Omani riyals will start on 15th June, 2015. The project includes a passenger terminal over 65,000 square meters, which will accommodate 2 million passengers per annum at the first stage and 4km long and 75-meter wide main runway; which can receive the largest aircrafts including the A380 and a 57-meter high control tower.

Teekay Offshore to Construct Three Shuttle Tankers to Service New East Coast Canada Contracts 01 Jun, 2015
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. has entered into new long-term contracts with a group of companies that includes Chevron Canada, Husky Energy, Mosbacher Operating Ltd., Murphy Oil, Nalcor Energy, Statoil and Suncor Energy to provide shuttle tanker services for their East Coast Canada oil production. Teekay Offshore will enter into shipbuilding contracts to construct three Suezmax-size, DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings with a South Korean shipyard for a fully built-up cost of approximately $365 million. The three firm vessels are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017 through the first half of 2018.

Ang to invest P53-B for Eagle Cement expansion 01 Jun, 2015
Eagle Cement intends to build new cement manufacturing facilities in Cebu and Davao in Philippines this year which will have the capacity to produce two million tons each with investments seen reaching some $1.2 billion. The company is also adding one more line with a two-million ton capacity to its existing cement facility in San Ildefonso, Bulacan. The second line has been completed and upon completion of the third line, the Bulacan plant will have a capacity to produce six million tons a year.

Pittsylvania bridge project to be completed by late December 01 Jun, 2015
A $3 million bridge project in Pittsylvania County is scheduled to be completed more than a year earlier than originally planned. The bridge will replace the aging Cascade Bridge on Virginia Route 622 in southwestern Pittsylvania County. The Virginia Department of Transportation has set a Dec. 23 deadline for the bridge to open and also offering a financial incentive to complete the bridge before the deadline.

SunTrust Park construction enters new era 01 Jun, 2015
With most of the grading and deep foundation complete, construction of the new SunTrust Park is entering a new phase. By November, all the decking will be done, including down the lines, behind home plate-all three levels. Construction on the stadium is ramping up. SunTrust Park will feature a two-story brewpub that will also be accessible from outside the stadium all year

China’s Fosun To Build Condo Tower In New York 01 Jun, 2015
Fosun Property plans to build an over 200-meter high luxury residential tower at Madison Avenue, United States. The 32,500-square-meter tower will contain 174 units on 47 stories. The tower will be designed by Handel Architects and will be jointly developed by local partner J.D. Carlisle.

Palawan council gives OK to coal power plant 31 May, 2015
Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) has approved the coal-fired power plant project in Palawan, Philippines. DMCI plans to build a 15 MW coal-fed power facility in Barangay Bato-Bato in the town of Narra as part of its 25 MW contract with the Palawan Electric Cooperative (Paleco).

Egypt to build 2 solar power plants in Congo 31 May, 2015
The Egyptian Government plans to establish two solar power plants, worth $6m, in Kinshasa, Congo with a capacity of 1 MW for each plant, in the framework of Egypt’s commitment to help Congo in its development process. The costs for the plant will be provided through the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa, and the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) will establish it through direct order.

Flyover to be built at Hayatabad Phase-III Chowk 31 May, 2015
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided the construction of modern flyover at Hayatabad Phase-III Chowk on Jamrud Road, Pakistan. The construction of the flyover will be carried out by National Logistic Cell (NLC). Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) has signed an agreement with NLC under which the later will construct a modern flyover at Phase-III Chowk. The project to cost Rs 1.87 billion will be completed in next six months.

Uranium target of Hanford treatment plant expansion 31 May, 2015
Equipment is being installed in groundwater treatment plant at Hanford, United States. By the end of the year, the new system is scheduled to be tested and start removing uranium from water pumped from the ground in central Hanford, keeping the contaminant from eventually make its way to the Columbia River. The system will cost about $6.2 million. The 17,500-square-foot radiological building on one end of the plant is built to remove radioactive contaminants from water.

Construction of $46 Million Water Filtration Plant Underway in Falmouth 31 May, 2015
Methuen Construction has broke ground earlier this month on Falmouth’s new water filtration plant on Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The $46.5 million filtration system will pump eight million gallons of the 11 million gallons the town uses daily. The facility will be operational by summer of 2017.

Oman to build refinery, petchem plant in Indonesia 31 May, 2015
Oman has committed to invest $7 billion to build oil storage facilities, a petrochemical plant and a refinery in Indonesia. The refinery will be built in Indonesia’s Riau province, with the oil products being purchased by state-owned Pertamina. The groundbreaking is expected next year. Pertamina has 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in refining capacity, which it plans to raise to 2.3 million bpd through upgrades and additional plants.

Tanzania awards $9 bln rail projects to Chinese companies 31 May, 2015
Tanzania has awarded contracts to build new railway lines worth about $9 billion to Chinese firms. Chinese consortium has been awarded a contract to build a 2,561 km standard gauge railway connecting Dar es Salaam port, Tanzania to land-locked neighbours at a cost of $7.6 billion. The consortium will provide 10 percent of the funding for the project while financial adviser Rothschild is finalising procedures for financing of the project through banks. Construction of the railway line is expected to start in June.

Grand Avenue road construction project begins 31 May, 2015
A two-year $16.8 million project to bring much-needed improvements to Grand Avenue, otherwise known as Minnesota Highway 23, in Duluth, Minnesota has began on May 31, 2015. Work on Grand Avenue is expected to resume next year in late spring and be completely finished in the fall.

Jeddah-Based Indian Businessman to Establish Hospitals in Saudi Arabia 31 May, 2015
A Jeddah-based Indian businessman plans to build two 100-bed hospitals in Ghulail district of Jeddah and Batha district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at a cost of 200 million Saudi Riyals and expand his operations to Bahrain by setting up a 150-bed hospital. Veliyapeediakal Mohammed Ali is an investor in Saudi Arabia for the last 10 years. Land and required procedures has been completed. The project is awaiting approval from ministry and municipality.

LCV Capital Management invests in plans to build superlight car in Italy 31 May, 2015
LCV Capital Management of Pittsburgh plans to reopen a long-defunct auto plant in Italy’s far south to produce a small, superlight car, made of polypropylene and glass fibre. LCV and its backers among them Google Ventures and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has already invested $89-million in the car’s research and development. The goal is an initial production rate of 20,000 cars, starting in late 2016.

Iran needs $15bn in investment to develop mineral sector 31 May, 2015
Iran needs USD 15 billion in investment to develop its mineral sector and increase production capacity of steel, aluminum, and copper industries. The total capacity for production of steel in Iran is planned to increase from the current figure of about 23 million tonnes to 40.3 million tonnes by 2020.

SunEdison Signs Contracts for Construction of Seven Solar Power Plants 30 May, 2015
SunEdison, Inc. has signed agreements with five municipal entities on Long Island, United States to build seven solar power plants totaling 14 megawatts (MW) DC. The electricity from these power plants will be sold to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) through separate 20 year power purchase agreements. These solar power plants are on the Call Right Projects List for SunEdison’s Yieldco affiliate, TerraForm Power, Inc. Accordingly, TerraForm Power expects to purchase these projects upon completion. Operation and maintenance of the solar power plant will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc growth driven by new hotel deals 30 May, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc has reported a healthy growth rate for the first five months of 2015, helped by new hotel signings in North America followed by surge in the building activity. Nearly 40 percent of the new hotel signings are attributable to North America in this year and the company also aims to set up more hotels in Europe this year.

Arena plans anticipate hotels, bars, apartments and more 30 May, 2015
A 300-room hotel, over 700 apartments, offices, restaurants, taverns, a supermarket and other retail space will be eventually developed near the proposed new Milwaukee Bucks arena, United States. Commercial development will be built on land that now houses the BMO Harris Bradley Center, which will be demolished. These plans are conceptual and can change depending on future market demand. The entire redevelopment plan includes 320,000 square feet of outdoor space, 280,000 square feet of entertainment and retail space, and 256,000 square feet of offices. The entire commercial development will likely be phased in over 10 to 12 years.

$8 million in county road work underway 30 May, 2015
Kittitas County Public Works Department is overseeing nearly $8 million in county road projects , with nearly $4 million in other work soon to start. They include projects on some of the most heavily traveled highways and popular scenic roadways in the county road and the biggest projects are improvements to Kittitas Highway and the Teanaway Road. Funding for the work comes from county road-district property taxes, state and federal grants and matching funds.

Caernarfon giant wind turbine plan put forward 30 May, 2015
Plans have been drawn up for a 48m giant wind turbine in Pant Eithinog, Caernarfon, Wales. The structure will be bigger than the Marquess of Anglesey’s column, towering 21 metres above it.

Triton Knoll cable work could start within 18 months 30 May, 2015
Energy firms RWE Innogy and Statkraft has sent details to the Planning Inspectorate for the work to connect Triton Knoll wind farm, England with the national grid at Bicker Fen. Work to lay electrical cables from an offshore windfarm across 40 miles of the open countryside will start in 18 months.

Uber Unveils Plans to Construct Giant Glass Headquarters in San Francisco 30 May, 2015
Uber will soon start working on its new headquarter plans and design mockups for erecting the building in San Francisco. The project will include construction of two corporate buildings’ campus in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, which will occupy more than 423,000 square feet of new offices space, and retails space to the company. The first building will include 11-story tower at 1455 street, and another six-story structure at 1515 Third street, which are designed to be connected by slanted glass walkways. Uber expects to inaugurate its new corporate headquarters late in 2017, or early in 2018 opening for its new building in the San Francisco.

Thar coal plant begins power generation 30 May, 2015
The Sindh Government has finally generated one megawatt from the Thar coal power plant through an underground coal gasification process on May 28th, 2015. Power generation will be enhanced to 10MW by the end of this year and 100MW by 2016. The federal government has yet to issue the schedule to lay the transmission line to link the Thar coal power plant with the national grid.

Buchanan Motel submits construction plans for a new hotel in Myrtle Beach 30 May, 2015
Buchanan Motel submitted construction plans to build a new hotel in Myrtle, South Carolina. The Community Appearance Board will make a final review June 4th, 2015.

Group selected to build $1.2-billion Regina Bypass 30 May, 2015
SaskLink Global Transportation Partners (SGTP), a 12-company consortium, is selected to tackle the province’s largest transportation infrastructure project as part of a public-private partnership to build Regina’s bypass, Canada with an investment of $1.2-billion-dollar. The consortium will design, build and finance the construction portion, then operate and maintain it over 30 years. The consortium includes VINCI, GraCorp Capital, Parsons, Graham, Carmacks, McElhanney, Urban Systems, Buckland and Taylor, exp, Clifton Assoc., Delcan and National Bank.

Georgia announces new Hydro Power Plant – Khedula 3 29 May, 2015
Anadolu Tast Ticaret A.S. will invest $80 million USD to build 51 MW ‘Khedula 3′ new Hydro Power Plant (HPP) on Khedula River, Georgia’s Lower Svaneti region. Government of Georgia and Anadolu Tast Ticaret A.S. Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing the new power station. The MoU outlined Anadolu Tast Ticaret A.S. have 18 months to complete a feasibility study on the river.

Marubeni to support development of 400MW gas-fired power project in Myanmar 29 May, 2015
Marubeni has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the development of a 400MW gas-fired power generation project in Yangon region, Myanmar. Under the MOU, Marubeni will conduct feasibility study the power generation facility in Thanlyin district, Yangon. The company has also signed the agreement with the Ministry of Electric Power of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (MOEP). Marubeni will form a consortium with PTT Group subsidiary Global Power Synergy, and Eden Group, in order to complete the feasibility study work. The power plant is scheduled to be commissioned in 2019. It is estimated to cost approximately JPY40bn. The project, which is expected to enter into construction phase as early as 2016, will source gas from a field which is being developed by Global Power Synergy. Power generated from the facility will be transmitted to the Thilawa industrial park Myanmar’s public power company.

Alstom wins contract for 28.5-MW Minidoka hydropower plant turbine overhaul 29 May, 2015
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $5.3 million contract to Alstom Power Inc. to overhaul two turbines at the Allen E, Inman power plant at the 28.5-MW Minidoka hydroelectric plant, south central Idaho. Alstom will refurbish the horizontal turbine runners of Units 8 and 9, including furnishing and installing new mechanical seals, and furnishing and installing new digital governors.

Gen Yatirim Holding’s unit signs power generator deal in Iraq 29 May, 2015
Unit Genpower Jenerator signs power plant sale deal in Erbil, Iraq for Willage real estate project. The deal is on 5 generators with 8.2 MVA power. With the new deal total number of sold generators in the project reached to 24 units with 40 MVA.

Sound Global Won 100,000 Tonnes Bot Project in Guangdong Province 29 May, 2015
Sound Global Ltd. has won the bid for a build, operate and transfer (“BOT”) project of the Phase II Project of Jinshan Sewage Treatment Plant in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province (“Jinshan Phase II Project”) in May 2015. The project is invested, constructed, operated and transferred by Sound Global. The total sewage treatment capacity of the project is 100,000 tonnes per day. The total investment of the project is approximately RMB360 million with a concession term of 25 years.

Farsons present business park plans to MEPA 29 May, 2015
Farsons is planning applications for the proposed Farsons business park that has been submitted to the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), effectively commenceing the approval process for the development of the park. The business park project is being designed by Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd, with the support of Maltese based engineers, TBA Periti, and assisted by a multi-disciplinary team of local and international experts and consultants. The project is planned to commence in mid-2016 and will be completed by end 2020. The project is expected to result in an investment of the Group of over €40 million and will boast over 18,000 square metres of offices, more than 1,200 square metres of food and beverage areas, 800 square metres of a beer academy, visitor’s attraction and also a unique ‘Cisk Sky Bar’.

Two new hotels coming to Jersey City 29 May, 2015
Two new hotels are coming to Jersey City, a five-story, 87-room hotel slated for a mostly vacant lot outside of the Holland Tunnel and a seven-story, 75-room one on Tonnele Avenue at Secaucus Road, USA. Construction on the roughly $8 million hotel near the Holland Tunnel is estimated to begin next month and last for two years. The $6.1 million Tonnele Avenue hotel will take 12 months to build, and there is no estimated start date yet.

Developer to create 1,200 new rooms to house Belfast’s students 29 May, 2015
McAleer and Rushe plans two major student housing developments bringing more than 1,200 new rooms to Belfast, Northern Ireland. The plans are for a 840-room scheme on College Avenue and a 476-room building on McClintock Street, which will involve the demolition of the former Belfast Metropolitan College building facing Blackstaff Square, Belfast. The developments are set to be complete by summer 2017.

New Orleans to Get New Four Seasons Hotel 29 May, 2015
A plan has been cleared to redevelop the vacant World Trade Center building in New Orleans, Gulf of Mexico into a luxury hotel. The plan calls for a $364 million renovation, turning the building into a 350-room, 76-condo Four Seasons hotel. Construction is set to begin this fall, with a grand opening scheduled for December 2017.

Union Pacific to invest $383 million in Texas 29 May, 2015
Union Pacific Corp. plans to invest $383 million in 2015 to improve its Texas transportation infrastructure. Union Pacific’s planned investment covers a range of initiatives such as $289 million to maintain railroad track, $18 million to enhance signal systems and $75 million to maintain or replace bridges in Texas.

Federal government, industry invest $2.2M in organic crop production 29 May, 2015
The Federal Government are contributing money to boost production in Western Canada with a $2.2-million market-expansion initiative. Nature’s Path, USC Canada, Dave’s Killer Bread and Grain Miller’s Inc. contributed $1 million, while Western Economic Diversification Canada added $1.2 million in support to Organic Alberta. The project is expected to result in new exports of western organic grain of $18 million.

Lehighton Area Plans to Build $6.5 Million Stadium 29 May, 2015
The Lehighton Area School District approved a plan this week to build a $6.5 million stadium. The new stadium turf fields, new concession stands and seating for 3,000 people. The new field will replace the old stadium next to the middle school, which was built in 1942.

Orava Asuntorahasto will build 52 apartments in Hameenlinna 29 May, 2015
Orava Asuntorahasto Oyj agreed with Rakennusliike Leimarakentajat Oy on building of 52 apartments in Hameenlinna, Finland. Apartments to be built will be completed by end of 2016. Project will be financed by directed isssue and loans.

Tibet boosts e-commerce with $98 million project 29 May, 2015
Tibet has launched a $98-million e-commerce project to help the remote Himalayan region’s companies expand. The 600-million-yuan project includes an online shopping website, a commodity trading platform and an asset exchange platform. The platforms will also offer data to the government for economic regulation.

Costco is to review its latest performance and plans for future growth. Over the next year, e-commerce initiatives are expected to be launched in two additional markets, South Korea and Taiwan, while its seventh e-commerce operation will come on stream up to a year later. During the final quarter of the year, 14 new clubs will open, including three in Japan, and one each in the UK, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan. Two new sites are expected to open early in 2016 in Madrid, offering the potential of a much larger market.

Gamesa Awarded 239 MW Contract In Southern Scotland 29 May, 2015
Gamesa has been awarded a 239 MW contract for a wind farm being developed in southern Scotland. Gamesa will provide 94 of its G114-2.5 MW turbines and two G90-2.0 MW turbines to the Kilgallioch wind farm, southern Scotland. Gamesa will also provide operation and maintenance to the project under a five-year agreement, in addition to providing supply, transportation, installation, and commissioning of their 96 turbines. Delivery is expected to take place early in 2016, with completion of the project expected for the first quarter of 2017

China’s Sinoma signs contract for $155 mln Turkish cement plant 29 May, 2015

Sinoma International Engineering Co has signed a contract with Limak Holding to build a $155 million cement factory in the capital Ankara. The factory will have a capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of cement per day. Construction is expected to take 20 months and Sinoma expects to complete it in the first quarter of 2017.

Busch Gardens to get new roller coaster in 2016 29 May, 2015
Busch Gardens in United States is yet to have another roller coaster by 2016. The structure will have an iconic 80-foot snake acting as centerpiece. It will feature 2,100 feet of track, reach speeds of more than 40 mph during the 3 1/2-minute ride. It will have a maximum height of 70 feet and accommodate up to 1,000 riders an hour with up to eight sets of coaster trains running at a time.

Cox & Kings owned Meininger signs contract for a new hotel in Berlin 28 May, 2015
MEININGER Hotels and HGHI Holding has signed a contract for a new hotel in Berlin, Germany. MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten will be located in the Schultheiss Quartier in the district of Moabit next to the Tiergarten in Berlin.

LaQuinta plans new hotel in Owasso 28 May, 2015
La Quinta Inn & Suites has filed a site plan for the construction of a new hotel in Owasso, Oklahoma. Work may soon begin on the new hotel. The new hotel will have 71 rooms and a meeting room, along with an indoor swimming pool.

Swedish institute expands clean textile, leather project 28 May, 2015
Sweden textile water initiative will expand to new countries in Asia and Africa after a successful pilot project in India. Through the initiative, 28 Swedish textile and leather companies has cooperated with Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to catalyse a shift towards sustainable production globally.

FLSmidth wins $110 mln cement plant order in Vietnam 27 May, 2015

FLSmidth has a received a 750 million Danish crowns order from Xuan Than Group for the supply of what will become the largest cement plant in South East Asia. The plan will have a capacity of 12,000 tonnes per day and will be located about 100 km South of Hanoi, Vietnam. The order will contribute to earnings until mid 2017.

APR Energy Signs Two-Year, 35MW Contract for New Power Generation in Botswana 27 May, 2015
APR Energy (APR) has signed a contract with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) to provide 35MW of new power generation for a two-year term. APR Energy will install and operate the fast-track, turnkey power plant adjacent to BPC’s existing 70MW generating facility outside of Francistown, Botswana. APR Energy expects to commission the plant in the third quarter of 2015. The power plant will feature diesel power modules that has been redeployed from APR Energy’s former project in Libya.

Viaspace conducting engineering plan for 2 MW biogas plant 27 May, 2015
Viaspace Inc. has been engaged by Clean Energy Solutions Pacific to provide engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant fueled by Giant King Grass. Viaspace’s current assignment with CES is to produce a design of the entire biogas power plant including Giant King Grass receiving areas, grass storage, fuel feeding, primary and secondary anaerobic digesters, biogas treatment and storage, engine/generators, control equipment and output transformers to the grid. Viaspace is involved with the selection of equipment suppliers, and providing required specifications and quantities of materials for the project.

SPI, Uniroot Partner to Develop Over 500MW of Solar PV Power Plant Projects in Japan 27 May, 2015
Solar Power, Inc. (“SPI”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPI Solar Japan G.K. has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with K.K. Uniroot (“Uniroot”) to jointly develop a pipeline of more than 500 MW of solar PV power plant projects in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, SPI will assume primary responsibility for certain functions including project funding, construction and equipment procurement, with Uniroot bearing primary responsibility for other matters including land purchase and lease, securing necessary permits, and obtaining power purchase agreements with local utilities, among others.

Sener Wins Contract for Solar-Thermal Plants in Morocco 27 May, 2015
Sener Grupo de Ingenieria SA won a 500 million-euro contract to build solar-thermal power plant complexes in Morocco. Sener will begin constructing the 200 MW Noor II and 150-megawatt Noor III units near Ouarzazate in the south of Morocco. The facilities are part of Morocco’s plan to install 2,000 megawatts of solar capacity by 2020. The technology involves using mirrors that concentrate sunlight to generate steam and power turbines. Institutions including Germany’s state-owned KfW, the World Bank, African Development Bank and European Investment Bank has committed about 1.4 billion euros in financing to the Noor project.

Marine, civil works for power barges begin 27 May, 2015
Marine and civil works has started at Tema in the Greater Accra Region and Aboadze in the Western Region respectively in preparation for the power barge and plants that will add 1000 MW of power to the national grid. Work on the compacted ground for the 250MW from Ameri Power at the Aboadze Power Enclave in the Shama District is progressing steadily.

Construction begins at Davyhulme 27 May, 2015
PP O’Connor has been appointed by Celtic Technologies to carry out the earthworks, remediation and ground stabilisation required to enable the £170m modernisation of the Davyhulme wastewater treatment plant in Manchester, England. The upgrade is expected to take 36 months to complete. The modernisation programme involves remediation of previously abandoned land, followed by construction of six circular primary settlement tanks and a large activated sludge plant with 10 circular final settlement tanks.

BPU approves $742,000 for water plant engineering 27 May, 2015
The Paris Board of Public Utilities approved a figure of $742,000 to pay engineering costs for a pair of upcoming projects. The estimate of $4.1 million has been already approved for the first phase of the water plant projects.

Cavendish Agri Services plans to build new fertiliser storage facility in Canada 27 May, 2015
Cavendish Agri Services is planning to construct a new fertiliser storage facility in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The proposed fertiliser storage facility will be located at the corner of Route 2 and MacIntyre Road in Canada. The facility will have the capacity to handle 11,000t of material, including ammonia nitrate along with potash, urea, gypsum and boron. Currently, an application has been submitted for an environmental impact assessment, and a technical review committee is also studying the proposal.

Gansu Qilianshan to invest Kyrgyzstan project 27 May, 2015
Gansu Qilianshan Cement and 8th Metallurgical Corporation signed a memo with JBK on joint construction of a cement production line project in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. The three parties plan to jointly spend US$130m building the cement production line project in southern Kyrgyzstan. The Chinese and Kyrgyzstan sides hold 80 per cent and 20 per cent of the project respectively

Work on natural gas lines in Waterbury likely to continue for months 27 May, 2015
Works on upgradation of installing 3,200 feet of new gas lines along a portion of Wolcott, Oak and Howard streets to upgrade existing supply is in progress. The work got underway in early May and is expected to wrap up in mid to late September.

Tokyo Gas Wants to Build a Natural Gas Pipeline to Russia 27 May, 2015
Tokyo Gas will build a gas pipeline from Sakhalin, Russia, to central Japan, Shigeru Muraki. The 1,500 long pipeline will cost $3.5 billion. The pipeline gas will cost half as much as the LNG Japan currently imports from Russia, even considering the costs associated with building the pipeline.

Charlotte Knights Plan Office Building With More Seating Beside Ballpark 27 May, 2015
Charlotte Knights team plans to construct a building beyond the outfield of BB&T Ballpark, North Carolina. The plan is to construct a building that includes additional seating, concession areas, a year-round restaurant and office space to rent etc. The design is still in works.

Kyocera, Gaia, partners to build 92-MW PV park in Kagoshima
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Kyocera Corp unveiled a partnership with three other domestic sector players for 92 MW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Kagoshima prefecture. Among the firms involved in the joint investment, KK Gaia Power will own a majority stake of 72.7% in the entity set up to operate the solar park Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC. Meanwhile, Kyocera, Kyudenko Corp (TYO:1959) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corp (TYO:8439) will each hold 9.1%. Kyudenko and Gaia Power will design, construct and maintain the solar park, which will be located in Kanoya city and the town of Osaki. Construction works at the site are scheduled to kick off in the second half of fiscal 2015/16, which ends on March 31, 2016 and planned for completion in fiscal 2017/18.

Union Pacific Plans to Invest $72 Million in its Louisiana Rail Infrastructure 27 May, 2015
Union Pacific plans to invest $72 million in 2015 to improve Louisiana’s transportation infrastructure. Key projects planned this year include $11 million investment in the rail line between Columbia and Pollock to replace 22 miles of rail and repair the surfaces at 21 road crossings, $8 million investment in the rail line between Fordoche and Morrow to replace 22 miles of rail and repair the surfaces at 12 road crossings.

New Build Construction Flying Ahead at Jet Park Hotel 27 May, 2015
Construction of Auckland’s newest 250 person multi-level conference complex, with an additional 60 guest rooms is in full swing in Jet Park Hotels, New Zealand. The construction project is being undertaken by Watts and Hughes. Opening of these facilities will be in April 2016.

Statoil awards new Oseberg contract to Aibel 27 May, 2015
Statoil has awarded Aibel the contract to conduct a FEED study for the Oseberg Future Development Brownfield Topside project. The project will be managed from Aibel’s new office in Bergen, where up to 29 associates will be involved in the study phase. Work on the FEED study starts immediately, and will continue until October. An eventual EPCI contract (engineering services, procurement, construction and installation) will commence around the turn of the year and continue until the end of 2017.

Future Farm Opens in Chongwe 27 May, 2015
AGCO has opened its Future Farm and Learning Center in Chongwe, Zambia. The Future Farm will help to empower local communities to develop a sustainable food production system and to increase farm productivity by implementing modern farming techniques.

Duke to Build ‘Disney-Inspired’ Solar Farm by Florida Theme Park 27 May, 2015
Duke Energy Corp., agreed to build, own and operate a solar-power plant near the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The 48,000 solar panels at the 5-megawatt facility near Orlando will be arranged in the shape of a Disney-inspired design. The Reedy Creek Improvement District agreed to buy the power plant’s output under a 15-year contract with Duke Energy Florida Solar Solutions. The 20-acre facility is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

Lamborghini to build SUV in Italy, launch planned for 2018 27 May, 2015
Lamborghini will produce its much-anticipated sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the supercar maker’s Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in Italy, with the new model to enter the market in 2018. Its targeted volumes of around 3,000 vehicles per year will more than double the company’s deliveries, which stood at 2,530 vehicles last year.

Cape Sharp Partners Award First Contracts to Nova Scotian Companies 27 Mar, 2015
Aecon Group Inc. and Lengkeek Vessel Engineering has been selected by Cape Sharp Tidal after a competitive tender process. Cape Sharp Tidal is a joint venture between Emera Inc. and OpenHydro. Aecon Group Inc. secured the contract for fabrication of turbine components. It will also develop a 1,150 tonne capacity barge for OpenHydro, which will be used to deploy turbines on to the seabed for the Cape Sharp Tidal project, as well as other future tidal array developments. Lengkeek Vessel Engineering, based in Dartmouth, is awarded the contract for design of the barge.

Lafarge to build cement storage facility, terminal in Williston 21 May, 2015
Lafarge North America has signed a deal to build a cement transloading facility in Williston.

The contract for the 50MW Harweel wind power project in Dhofar, Oman will be awarded by Q3 this year. The station, which is being developed by RAECO, will be commissioned in 2017.

Negri Sembilan govt to build new water treatment plant 21 May, 2015
Negri Sembilan Government will receive many perks and benefits in the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), including a new Sungai Ngoi-Ngoi 2 water treatment plant in Pantai, Seremban in Malaysia. The project costing between RM350 million and RM400 million, will be implemented soon and next to the existing Sungai Ngoi-Ngoi water treatment plant. The construction of the water treatment plant will begin in 2016 and it will take up to two years to get completed

Butte first in nation to implement Asian water-treatment system 21 May, 2015
A water treatment plant is planned at Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA. The county is building a $15 million water treatment plant to treat drinking water from Basin Creek Reservoir, USA. The plant will contain ceramic membranes, costing an additional $5.6 million. The project is to be completed in December 2016.

Toledo wastewater plant ready to run by the end of June 21 May, 2015
Toledo’s sewage in nearing completion of its new wastewater treatment plant in Spain. The $9.2 million plant will have its test run in late May and is expected to go online at the end of June. The new plant includes ultraviolet disinfection, filtration and effluent drying beds. Toledo also preparing to build a new water tower, which will go out to bid by September and searching for grants to pay for the project.

CloudBuy ties-up with CII for new e-commerce gateway 21 May, 2015
CloudBuy has tied up with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for launching a new online gateway for its members.

Company files to build renewable natural gas plant 21 May, 2015
Lincoln Renewable Gas has filed a petition with the Vermont Public Service Board for a certificate of public good to build a renewable gas plant in Salisbury, United States. If approved, the plant will be built on the Goodrich Family farm in Salisbury. The plant will include an aerobic digester tank system to produce bio gas from the fuel sources, and upgrade equipment that will strip out the impurities and convert the bio gas into the finished renewable natural gas. Integrated Energy Solutions, Inc., a Montpelier-based start-up firm, is the project development and member-manager of LincolnRNG. The plant is financed by private investment and commercial loan.

Denmark keen to invest in Balochistan 21 May, 2015
The Danish investors are interested in different sectors, including fisheries, dates-processing and packaging and dairy products in Balochistan, Pakistan.

Huawei To Set Up RM430m Data Centre 21 May, 2015
Huawei will launch a data hosting centre in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia, by mid-June, an infrastructure which the company has invested about US$120 million in to store data content from all over the world. The data centre which is called Synergycloud Data Centre is the company’s fourth data centre with three other data centres located in Glenmarie, iCity and Cyberjaya respectively.

Premco Global surges on plan to set-up plant in Vietnam 20 May, 2015
Premco Global has received an approval to set-up plant in Vietnam. The company is engaged in manufacturing of Woven and Knit Elastic and Non-Elastic Narrow Fabric, Tape and Webbing for use in the Apparel, Lingerie Sports-related, Medical, Footwear, Luggage, Furnishing and Automotive industries.

Aboitiz, SunEdison to develop two solar projects of 100-MW 20 May, 2015
Aboitiz Power and SunEdison are to build two solar power projects with a combined capacity of up to 100 MW this year. The joint venture is to develop the projects in Luzon and on Negros Island. The JV hopes to begin work on the projects by July. The company is in talks with lenders to generate funds for the projects.

Trojan Battery establishes new R&D center in Ireland 20 May, 2015
Trojan Battery Co., LLC plans expansion of its research and development capabilities with the opening of a new R&D center in Sligo, Ireland. The facility is located on the campus of the Institute of Technology, Sligo at its Innovation Centre.

Pakistan opens 100MW solar plant, govt plans clean energy drive 20 May, 2015
Pakistan has established a largest solar power plant. The plant is spread over more than 200 hectares of desert land in the south of Pakistan’s Punjab province, will generate 100 MW in its initial phase and more than 300MW by the end of the year. The plant called the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park is constructed in less than a year by China’s Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Company, at a cost of US$131 million.

Intertek opens largest GMP pharma stability storage facility in Royston, UK 20 May, 2015
Intertek has opened a new 8,000 ft, 190,000 litre pharmaceutical stability storage facility in Royston, UK. The new pharmaceutical stability storage facility is part of a wider investment programme in Intertek’s global pharmaceutical capabilities. Intertek has a 20 year heritage providing cGMP contract analytical, bioanalytical, stability and formulation support, as well as regulatory affairs services.

Green Investment Bank invests £236m in Rampion offshore wind farm 20 May, 2015
The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has acquired a £236m stake in the 400MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Brighton, England. The bank has acquired the stake in a joint venture with E.ON to construct and own the offshore wind farm. Rampion is expected to generate 1,333 GWh of renewable energy annually.

Connecticut Natural Gas begins 10-mile expansion in East Hampton 20 May, 2015
Connecticut Natural Gas with the extension of 10 mile is undertaking its first main expansion project in more than a decade, bringing service to this Middlesex County community, United States later this year. Construction shall be finished in the summer

Turkmenistan Eyes $3B Investment In Its Caspian Oil, Gas In 2015 20 May, 2015
Turkmenistan expects foreign companies to invest more than $3 billion in projects on its part of the Caspian Sea shelf this year. Malaysia’s Petronas is producing oil and gas, London-listed Dragon Oil is extracting oil, while Germany’s RWE, Russia’s Itera and Cyprus-headquartered Buried Hill are prospecting for oil on the sea shelf. The five blocks now being developed by foreign firms under production sharing agreements with the government are part of a total of 32 licence blocks in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian. Turkmen Government estimates put the reserves of the Central Asian nation’s Caspian Sea shelf at 12 billion tonnes of oil and more than 6 trillion cubic metres of natural gas.

Aston Martin Plans To Open New Plant In Alabama For The DBX 20 May, 2015
Aston Martin is gearing up to manufacture its new DBX crossover. The company is expected to finalize its decision by the end of the year. The stateside location is under close examination.

FG commissions Nigeria’s first Sugarcane Bio-factory in Zaria 20 May, 2015
The Federal Government has inaugurated the first Sugarcane Bio-factory in Zaria, Kaduna State. The inauguration of the one-million seedling per annum capacity bio-factory is the first in the series of bio-factories to be established in the next five years with combined capacity estimated at 12.5 million cane seedlings per annum.

JyTech expanding TPV compounding in N.A. 20 May, 2015
JyTech Polymers Inc. plans to install a custom compounding line for thermoplastic vulcanizates Buckeye Polymers’ plant in Lodi, Ohio.

Jamie Oliver to open new restaurant in Southampton 20 May, 2015
Jamie Oliver is set to open a restaurant in Southampton, England that entails £80m retail and leisure development. The company join a raft of other restaurants that has already been revealed, including Wahaca, Five Guys, Zizzi’s and Nando’s and cinema operator Showcase Cinema De Lux in signing up to be part of the development, which is expected to be completed next year.

Work to start next week on replacing bridge on A830 20 May, 2015
Work on the next phase of a £10 million programme of bridge replacement on the A830 Road to the Isles, UK is due to start on 25th May, 2015. Dearg Bridge is replaced last year and the next two structures to be renewed will be Utha and Garbh Bridges, which are two and five miles west of Glenfinnan in Scotland respectively. Temporary bridges including the one used at Dearg during the bridge’s replacement last year will be installed as a diversion until works are completed.

Myanmar Railways awards Yangon signalling contract 20 May, 2015
Myanmar Railways has appointed Mitsubishi and Hitachi to roll out a modern signalling system between the capital Yangon and Pyuntasa. Valued at 2.4 billion yen , the contract includes the installation of a train monitoring system, an electronic interlocking system and an automatic level crossing protection system. The contract, which is being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), covers a 140-kilometre section of railway between Yangon Central Station and Pyuntasa Station. Scheduled for completion in June 2017, the stretch of railway links the Yangon – Mandalay line with the Yangon loop line, both of which are due to be upgraded.

Disney opens first mainland China retail store in Shanghai 20 May, 2015
The Walt Disney opened its first Disney Store in China, getting started on a major expansion into the world’s second-largest economy. The store, at 860 sq m, is Disney’s largest in the world. It is located in Shanghai’s Pudong district, where Disney plans to open a 34 billion yuan theme park next year.

GMH Builds New Hospital in Baghdad 20 May, 2015
Construction is well underway on the new high-tech Iraqi-German Ibn Hayyan Hospital complex in Baghdad, which started in January 2013 and is scheduled to open later this year. The state-of-the-art facility is part of the General Mediterranean Holding group. The main hospital building will house several clinics and around 360 beds, and nearby there will be a serviced apartment block as well as a staff building. There are also plans in place to have a university college situated within the grounds. The project has been designed and supervised by Mebex Consultants.

New Animal Hospital Opens in Superior 21 May, 2015
Grand Avenue Veterinary Clinic in West Duluth, Justin Dahl has opened Happy Tails Animal Hospital on May 1, 2015. The hospital cares for dogs, cats, bird, rabbits, ferrets and snakes. Happy Tails is located at 1327 Banks Ave, Wisconsin, USA.

New team to add 250 MW of solar power to FIT race 20 May, 2015
Solar Philippines and Citicore Power announced a joint venture to build 250 MW of solar energy in Luzon and Mindanao in Philippines by 2016. The construction is set to begin in the 3rd quarter of 2015. The 50-50 partnership will kick off with a 60-MW solar project in Calatagan, Batangas where construction has already begun. It is projected to finish in November 2015 at an estimated cost of $144 million. By the end of 2015, the total solar capacity in the Philippines is expected to reach 500 MW.

Gamesa wins 100MW China deal 20 May, 2015
Gamesa has been awarded a 100MW deal by Hebei Construction and Investment (HCI) to supply turbines to a project in Zhangjiakou, northeast China. Gamesa will provide 50 G97-2MW turbines for the Fengdianzhiqing project in Hebei province. Delivery is expected in Q3 2015 with commissioning due before the end of the year.

Steel Strips wins $4.5-mn Canadian order
BS 20 May, 2015
Steel Strips Wheels (SSWL) has entered the North American market by securing an order worth $4.5 million to supply 175,000 wheels to Canada’s passenger car aftermarket. The wheels will be shipped by the end of June 2015.

Drax starts terminal operations at Baton Rouge 20 May, 2015
British Drax Group has commissioned the handling and storage facilities for pellets of its subsidiary Baton Rouge Transit located at the deep sea port of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and loaded its first vessel, the MV TBC Princess with pellets for export to Europe. The terminal has a capacity of approximately 3m t per annum and, in future, will handle pellets produced at the two Drax pellet plants located in Bastrop (Louisiana) and Gloster (Mississippi) as well as additional pellets purchased from other pellet producers. The pellets are to be shipped from Baton Rouge to the group’s power stations in Great Britain.

Sasol performance chemicals expands catalyst carrier production capacity 20 May, 2015
Sasol has expanded the production capacity of its alumina spheres plant in Brunsbuttel, Germany to 4,000 tonnes per annum. The company produces high purity and ultra-high purity alumina that is used in a range of catalytic and non-catalytic applications.

Solvay plans to build all-plastic car engine 20 May, 2015
Solvay is developing the Polimotor 2 all-plastic automotive engine, to be tested in a race car next year. The engine typically is made of metal and the single heaviest part in a car. In Polimotor 2, Solvay will replace up to ten metal engine components including the water pump, oil pump, water inlet/outlet, throttle body, fuel rail, cam sprockets and others with parts made from seven of its high-performing thermoplastic materials.

Evonik expands methacrylic anhydride capacity in Germany

BS 20 May, 2015
Evonik Industries has doubled its production capacity for Visiomer methacrylic anhydride (MAAH) at its site in Worms, Germany, in 2015. In addition to MAAH, Evonik Industries produces and markets a wide range of specialty methacrylates as well as MMA, GMAA, n-BMA, i-BMA, and hydroxy methacrylates under the Visiomer brand.

Saudi Arabia seeks Japanese investment in railways, energy 20 May, 2015
Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority wants potential investors such as Japanese railway companies to pitch into projects in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is looking for foreign investment totaling $141 billion over the next 10 years in railway and subway projects.

PG&E gas pipeline work in Yuba City 20 May, 2015
An upgrade to the PG&E natural gas pipeline is planned in Yuba City, California through mid-July. Crews will bore beneath the surface to install 1,375 feet of 6-inch plastic pipe, which will replace a 2-inch gas line. The project will cost $660,000.

EnergySage Adds $1.5M for Solar Power Comparison-Shopping 19 May, 2015
EnergySage has added $1.5 million in funding led by Launchpad Venture Group of Boston. The startup plans to use the funding to increase its sales and marketing and expand its partnerships.

Enel Green Power completes solar power plant in Panama 19 May, 2015
Enel Green Power has completed and brought online its first solar power plant in Panama, the Chiriqui complex. With a total installed capacity of 12 MW, the new plant can generate over 19 GWh per year. The plant has 39,640 photovoltaic modules distributed over 23,000 hectares (56,790 acres). The Fortuna hydroelectric complex will purchase the electricity generated.

10MW solar farm planned for former BP chemical site 19 May, 2015
St Mowden has requested planning permission to develop a 10MW solar farm on the site of a former BP petrochemical plant. The company has submitted the plans to Neath Port Talbot council to construct the farm on the site at Baglan Energy Park. The site will consist of approximately 40,000 panels and an associated substation, perimeter fencing, a communications tower, inverter stations, CCTV security cameras and lighting. A decision for the site is expected on or before 30 June.

China’s HZ Windpower eyes 80MW Missouri project 19 May, 2015
China’s Haizhuang Windpower (HZ) plans to build and finance a 40 turbine, 80MW wind project in Missouri as early as 2016. The company plans to finish the Iowa projects early next year.

Coastal Commission Approves Malibu’s Wastewater Treatment Plant 19 May, 2015
Malibu’s effort to build an advanced, environmentally friendly facility to treat and reuse wastewater in the Civic Center area in San Francisco is approved by the California Coastal Commission on May 13th, 2015. In its first phase, the plant will use membrane filtration, biological reactions, and ultraviolet light to treat up to 190,000 gallons of wastewater a day. The final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of the CCWTF and the project entitlements are approved by the City Council in January 2015. The project is on track to begin construction in late 2015 and begin operation in June 2017.

Funding announced for new wastewater treatment plant 19, May, 2015
Federal infrastructure is funding for a new wastewater treatment plant in Thompson, Canada. The federal government will be funding up to $12.166 million towards the new wastewater treatment plant. The total estimated cost of the project is $36.5 million, and the estimated completion date of the new facility is June 2018.

Costs for Springfield sewage treatment plant expansion climb to $52M 19 May, 2015
A construction project to cut sewage overflows at Springfield’s Wastewater Treatment Plant will cost about $52 million. Construction on the project has began in September 2012 on the project, which is located behind the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 965 Dayton Ave, USA. Once construction is complete, the city will be able to treat about 140 million gallons of sewage per day. The programmatic review is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

IBM Invests in Travel, E-Commerce Technology Businesses 19 May, 2015
IBM has invested in two services for online travel and shopping. The investments, WayBlazer and Sellpoints, provide travel search and discovery and e-commerce services, respectively. Both companies use Watson, an IBM-owned cognitive computer software program that takes in data and provides suggestions based on that information. IBM’s other recent acquisitions include Explorys, a health care data manager, and health management software company Phytel Inc.

Austin Reed Group invests in new ecommerce platform as it looks for growth at home and abroad 19 May, 2015
Austin Reed Group has re-platformed its ecommerce website. The menswear and womenswear retailer, along with its CC and Viyella brands, has moved from a legacy platform to IBM WebSphere Commerce. The move, implemented by Tryzens, means Austin Reed, will be able to show shoppers its clothes in the most intuitive ways.

Apple Leisure Group Adding Another New Punta Cana Resort 19 May, 2015
Apple Leisure Group is adding yet another Caribbean resort. The company will expand in the Dominican Republic with Now Onyx Punta Cana, the company’s third new management deal in the country this year. The new project will break ground on June 1, with a scheduled opening in November 2016.

Government of Canada invests in Fuel Systems and Diesel Generating Station Projects in 19 first nation communities in Ontario 19 May, 2015
The Government of Canada is investing $28.5 million for the design and upgrades to diesel generating stations and fuel tank systems at core facilities funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). Diesel generating stations and fuel tank projects are in progress at Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Poplar Hill, Mishkeegogamang, and North Spirit Lake First Nations at a total cost of $16.4 million. AANDC is also investing over $3 million to support fuel tank design projects in Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Mishkeegogamang, Sandy Lake, Weenusk, Eabametoong, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, and Wikwemikong First Nations

Lear Plans to Open Automotive Seat Cover Plant in Gostivar, Macedonia 19 May, 2015
Lear Corporation plans to open a new automotive plant to produce seat covers in Gostivar, Macedonia, in summer 2015. Further expansion is expected.

County Eyes New Bridges In 2016 19 May, 2015
The Yankton County Commission is looking ahead to some of the projects it will tackle in 2016. Two bridges, one off 303rd St. near James River Rd., Houston, USA and one on the Volin Oil Rd. south of Volin are set to be replaced in 2016.

UNICEM’s N93 billion project to be ready soon 19 May, 2015
UNITED Cement Company of Nigeria (UNICEM) N93 billion second cement plant evacuation road projects in Cross River State, Southeastern Nigeria are to be ready soon.

Google Wants in as E-Commerce Continues to Build 19 May, 2015
In the next few weeks, Google will begin testing a new buy button on mobile search. The addition will promote Google from traffic director to an active participant in online transactions, joining in with the ranks of Amazon (AMZN – Get Report) and eBay (EBAY – Get Report) instead of simply sending off the sales to these other marketplaces. The U.S. e-commerce market alone is expected to reach $494 billion by 2018, up from $297 billion in 2014.

China’s Alibaba launches e-commerce shopping platform in Korea 19 May, 2015
Alibaba Group has opened up T-mall in Korea a shopping platform that sells Korean products. Alibaba will also provide internship opportunities for Korean graduates from July. ties up with Shanghai Pharmaceuticals in online healthcare push 19 May, 2015 has joined forces with local drugmaker Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding, China to grow its presence in the online healthcare sector.

Successful Operation of Al Diwaneya 500 MW Gas Turbine Power Plant 18 May, 2015
ELSEWEDY PSP has commenced the operation of Al Diwaneya 4 x 125 MW Gas Turbines Power Plant Project in Iraq.

Invenergy launches commercial operation of 600-MW gas plant 18 May, 2015
Invenergy Clean Power has launched commercial operation of its 600 MW Nelson Energy Center in Lee County, Illinois. The natural gas-fired combined-cycle project uses GE 7FA gas turbines and GE steam turbines to generate power.

Cameroon power plant built in three weeks 18 May, 2015
Altaaqa Global’s temporary natural gas power plants, with a joint capacity of 50 MW, have been inaugurated at the Logbaba power plant site in Douala, Cameroon. Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of the Zahid Group, is recently selected by Caterpillar to deliver multi-MW turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide. The rental gas power plants in Cameroon are installed and commissioned within 21 days from the time the equipment arrived at the intended power plant sites.

Nelson power plant begins operations 18 May, 2015
Nelson Energy Center has started commercial operations of its 600-megawatt plant. The plant sits on 165 acres at 1311 Nelson Road, south of Rock Island Road, New Zealand. The combined-cycle plant uses two gas turbines and two steam turbines.

Hanwha Q CELLS Puts Two Solar Power Plants into Operation in the UK Totaling in Excess of 45 MW 18 May, 2015
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. and its development partner Golden Square Energy (GSE) have put two solar power plants in operation near Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Construction and grid connection of both projects took place in the first quarter of 2015, on time to operate under the 1.4 ROC scheme. The 24.8 MW Green End and the 20.4 MW Fenland Farm project are expected to produce around 44,000 MWh of clean electricity per year.

State okays town sewage treatment plant project 18 May, 2015
The Maryland Board of Public Works on May 13th, 2015 approved the bid for upgrade and expansion of the Leonardtown sewage treatment plant St. Mary’s County, Maryland, United States. The project includes an ENR, or Enhanced Nutrient Removal and also expands the plant’s capacity from 680,000 gallons per day to 940,000 gallons per day.

Kurion Awarded Cimarron Cleanup Contract 18 May, 2015
Kurion Inc. has been awarded a contract to treat radioactive water at the Cimarron fuel fabrication facility in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The Cimarron contract is awarded by the Environmental Properties Management LLC, which is the Trustee for the Cimarron Environmental Response Trust, which owns the site. The Cimarron site covers approximately 700 acres, which is divided into several subareas for evaluation and treatment.

W.R. Grace Venture to Build Plant in Louisiana 18 May, 2015
W.R. Grace & Co’s Advanced Refining Technologies joint venture with a unit of Chevron Corp. plans to spend about $135 million to build a residue hydroprocessing catalyst plant and additional alumina capacity at Grace’s manufacturing operation in Lake Charles, La. Construction is expected to begin late this year with completion targeted for 2018.

Rick Aab Commits $3M to New Golisano Children’s Hospital 18 May, 2015
Richard (Rick) T. Aab has made a $3 million commitment to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, United States Building Fund, bringing his total support for The Meliora Challenge, the University’s $1.2 billion comprehensive campaign, to $7 million. The new Golisano Children’s Hospital will be dedicated on May 27, 2015 and will open on July 14.

Maynilad begins construction of septage treatment plant in Las Pinas 18 May, 2015
The Maynilad Water Services, Inc. began the construction of its P363-million South Septage Treatment Plant at Barangay Pamplona Uno in Las Pinas City, Philippines. The facility designed to treat 250 cubic meters per day of septage. Partly funded by Maynilad’s World Bank loan, the South Septage Treatment Plant will use a “screw press dewatering system”.

Eros International ties up with three Chinese state-owned entities 18 May, 2015
Eros International has tied up with three state-owned entities China Film Group, Shanghai Film Group and Fudan University to promote Sino-India films in India and China. The partnerships will promote, co-produce, distribute and unlock value in intellectual properties for Sino-Indian films across all platforms in both the countries. These pacts are among the 26 deals signed between Indian and Chinese firms amounting to $22 billion.

ONGC combo to develop LNG park in Mozambique 18 May, 2015
ONGC and its partners has been awarded contract for development of an onshore LNG terminal. Anadarko Petroleum Corp, the operator of the block has announced the selection of a consortium consisting of CB&I, Chiyoda Corporation and Saipem (CCS JV) for the initial development of the onshore LNG park in Mozambique. The onshore LNG park includes two LNG trains, each with capacity of 6 million tons per annum, which is an increase of 1 million tons per train over the original plan and also includes two storage tanks, each with capacity of 180,000 cubic meters, condensate storage, multi-berth marine jetty and associated utilities and infrastructure.

Sinoref Holdings Limited Plans to Acquire an E-commerce Group Which Owns the Famous 18 May, 2015
Sinoref Holdings Limited plans to acquire the entire issued share capital of Soaring International Holdings Limited – owner of the “VT Zero” e-commerce brand – at a consideration of HK$380 million, with HK$166.4 million to be paid by issuing consideration shares and HK$213.6 million to be paid by issuing promissory notes. The acquisition enables Sinoref to enter e-commerce and IT industries, thereby expanding its income sources and adding a new growth driver for the Group, on top of its existing businesses of the manufacturing and sales of high-end steel flow control products and paper converting equipment.

South Korea to Expand e-Commerce to Latin America 18 May, 2015
South Korea aims to expand its e-commerce export scale with Latin America to US$300 million. South Korea will increase its financing for the trade of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to 81 trillion won this year from the 75 trillion won of last year. The South Korean Government will particularly focus one the export of the health care sector.

Yoma opens potable water plant at Pun Hlaing Golf Estate in Myanmar 18 May, 2015
Yoma Strategic has opened its potable water plant designed and supplied by Hyflux at Pun Hlaing Golf Estate in Myanmar. The company has recently opened sales of its Lotus Garden Place Villas, a cluster of 30 semi-detached residences complete with terraces and gardens. It is part of three Lotus-branded developments within the Pun Hlaing Golf Estate that are slated to be completed in two stages this year.

Zhongtian Urban Development’s unit to invest in e-commerce, micro-credit ventures 18 May, 2015
Zhongtian Urban Development Group Co Ltd’s board approves finance unit to invest 330 million yuan to boost investment in e-commerce company. The board has also approved finance unit to invest 330-650 million yuan to set up a micro-credit company with partners. Finance unit has been approved by the board to sign strategic agreement to invest in a Guizhou financial assets trading company.

Vijay Ghat bridge across Kosi inaugurated
TOI 17 May, 2015
The Vijay Ghat bridge on river Kosi in Nepal has been inaugurated on 17th May, 2015. The 1.84 km long four-lane RCC bridge known as ‘Vijay Ghat bridge’ christened as ‘Baba Bishu Raut bridge’ along with 10.87 km four-lane approach road has been constructed at a cost of nearly Rs 368 crore, though the approach road is yet to be completed. The railway overbridge, elevation of high-tension electrical wires passing over the bridge and other related works are yet to be completed.

Burundi launches $60m power plant 17 May, 2015
The works for Kagu 006 hydro-electric power dam has been launched in Africa. The public and private partnership project will cost an estimated at $60 million and aims to strengthen energy supplies in Burundi, Africa. The money is already available and has been approved by the Development Partners. The period of work is estimated at 30 months to 36 months.

King inaugurates the first solar power venture in the Royal Court compound 17 May, 2015
Solar Power Plant with the capacity of 5.6 MW has been inaugurated on the Royal Court compound, Amman, Jordan on 17th May, 2015. Tender in this regard is referred to a company that participated in the competition to build the plant, where the project is implemented within eight months. The work is currently underway to complete the remaining phases of the project in various locations, affiliated to the Royal Court.

First Gen to build $500-m plants 17 May, 2015
First Gen Corp. is investing $500 million to build hydro power projects in Mindanao, Philippines which the company plans to start next year. The company also has service contracts for the 30-MW Puyo hydro plant in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte which is estimated to cost $120 million and the 10-MW Cabadbaran hydro project also in Agusan del Norte costing $40 million.

Work to start this summer on regional sewer lines 17 May, 2015
The final phase of upgrades to Chambersburg’s Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in United States has been started last week with approval of an Inter-municipal Interceptor agreement by borough and township officials. Work is expected to begin this summer on the lines and to be operational by the end of 2016. The upgraded system will be able process up to almost 30 million gallons of wastewater a day at its peak capacity. The plant cost $65,000, financed by bonds that carried a 4.5 percent interest rate.

Kwankwaso Commissions N20 bn Kano Housing Project in Abuja 17 May, 2015
The Nigerian Government has commissioned housing units located in Durumi District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The Durumi housing project is a fully integrated real estate development project undertaken by Urban Shelter Limited in collaboration with the Kano State Pension Fund Trustees. The project consists of 108 housing units of 5 and 4 bedroom maisonettes, 4 bedrooms terraces and 3 bedroom blocks of apartments.

Ashgal awards Qatar sewerage tunnel contract 17 May, 2015
Hochtief Solutions Middle East Qatar, together with Al Sraiya Strabag for Roads and Infrastructure and Petroserv Limited, has signed a contract for construction of the central section of the new sewerage network under the capital of Qatar. Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL) awarded the contract as part of an extensive refurbishment and expansion of the overloaded sewerage system in the south of Doha. Two boring machines will be used to create a tunnel of 14.7kms. The sewer tunnel will have an interior diameter of 4.5 meters. The joint venture is responsible for the execution planning for this demanding project which is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of 2019.

World Bank to invest US$400m in rural development 17 May, 2015
The World Bank will give a US$400 million loan to Myanmar’s ‘National Community Driven Development Project’ which will span 76 townships and run until 2020. The project is currently being implemented across 15 townships with a US$80 million grant from the World Bank and will be strated this financial year.

Chembond Chemicals signs JV with German based Calvatis 16 May, 2015
Chembond Chemicals has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Calvatis GmbH,Ladenburg,Germany for manufacturing and distributing disinfectants and cleaning solutions for the food, beverage, dairy and brewing industry in the Indian sub-continent.

Egyptian state company to install five PV Solar Power Plants in Dakahlia 16 May, 2015
The Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOL) is set to install five solar photovoltaic power plants in Dakahlia governorate, Cairo. The Governorate has signed a contract with AOL to install and operate five solar photovoltaic power plants in Dakahlia. The contract includes the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of one megawatt in Gamasa at total cost of 12 million Egyptian pounds.

UGI proposes LNG plant in Wyoming County 16 May, 2015
UGI Energy Services LLC plans to build a liquefied natural gas production facility in Wyoming County, United States. The facility will be adjacent to UGI’s Manning compressor station on Meshopany Ridge Road in Washington Twp. The facility will draw Marcellus Shale gas from UGI’s Auburn gathering system, then chill it to produce up to 120,000 gallons per day in liquid form. It plans to begin operations in early 2017.

Valparaiso to switch on new $1.9 million water treatment system 16 May, 2015
A new $1.9 million ultraviolet disinfection system at the sewage treatment plant has been planned in the city of Valparaiso, United States. The design of the new system is handled by MWH Americas Inc., of Chicago.

China, Kazakhstan Agree on Light Railway Project 16 May, 2015
China Railway Group Limited (CRG) has signed a framework agreement with an LRT company in Kazakhstan’s capital to help build a new light railway transportation system. The new deal will see 22.4 kilometers of rail built in Astana, with 18 stations and one depot. China will also provide 19 trains for the project. The project is expected to be finished by 2017 when Astana hosts Expo 2017

Lego-themed hotel opens in Central Florida 16 May, 2015
Lego-themed hotel in central Florida has opened on 15th May, 2015. The 152-room hotel includes more than 2,000 models created out of about 2 million Lego bricks.

Karson, Smith earn county road contracts 16 May, 2015
Renfrew County has given out major contracts for road work in McNab-Braeside, Renfrew County. Karson Construction of West Carleton has been awarded the contract to repave River Road and McLean Drive. Karson’s bid of $748,000 was the lowest of 17.

Carl Icahn to invest $100 million in Uber rival Lyft
TOI 16 May, 2015
Carl Icahn is joining the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with the ride-hailing service Lyft. Users download Lyft’s app and use it to book a ride from a nearby driver, and they can also use the app to pay for their rides. It brought in $150 million in the new round of fundraising including Icahn’s investment.

New York State Sets Aside $2M To Invest In Tech Businesses Owned By Minorities, Women 18 May, 2015
New York State has set aside $2 million to invest in new high-tech businesses owned by minorities and women. The initiative is meant to expand opportunities for entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and promote economic growth around the state. The money will be managed by Excell Partners, a venture capital firm based in Rochester.

MEA moves to new plant 17 May, 2015
Matanuska Electric Association switched over to supplying its own electricity from its new power plant at Eklutna, northeast of Anchorage. The electric utility has originally planned on a full startup of the power plant at the end of 2014, but, following some issues that arose during the installation and testing of the equipment at the plant, Matanuska Electric has to delay the startup into the first quarter of 2015, the utility formed an agreement with Chugach Electric to continue purchasing power from the Anchorage utility until the end of March, although the utilities subsequently extended that agreement through to the end of April.

Thompson getting new wastewater treatment plant 17 May, 2015
Thompson is getting a new wastewater treatment plant in northern Manitoba. More than $24 million in funding for the plant which, when completed, will improve the quality of effluent being discharged into the Burntwood River in northern Manitoba.

20th Century Fox may build theme park in Korea 16 May, 2015
20th Century Fox is reviewing plans to build a theme park on Yeongjong Island, Incheon. The corporation will not be directly investing in the project, which will instead be funded by other sources. Incheon Metropolitan Government will participate as a partner and contribute to the search for investors.

Britain plans power station capable of capturing 90 pct CO2 emissions 16 May, 2015
The British Government will fund the industrial research and feasibility work of a proposed coal-gasification power station, which will be equipped with carbon-capture-storage (CCS) technology and can capture and store 90 percent CO2 emissions. A total amount of 4.2 million pounds will be provided for the research of the project, which is planned to be built in Grangemouth, Scotland.

Chilly Willy food and beverage industry opened in Dubai techno park 16 May, 2015
Chilly Willy Groups yet another new venture Chilly Willy Food & Beverage Industry LLC in Dubai Techno Park, UAE. The industry is set up in a 100,000 square feet with built-up area of 33,000 square feet, to house modern factory/ Administrative office/ Warehouse facility including temperature controlled storage facility etc.

Cinemark Announces Plans to Construct New 14-Screen Movie Theatre in Tucson, AZ 16 May, 2015
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. plans to construct a Century branded, 14-screen, all-digital movie theatre in all auditoriums at the Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges, located at the northwest intersection of Interstate 10 and South Kino Parkway, USA. The new theatre is scheduled to open in summer of 2016.

Ethiopia Seeks Turkish Companies to Invest in Power Generation 15 May, 2015
Ethiopia seeks Turkish companies to invest in the business of power generation and transmission line projects. Ethiopian delegation has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four Turkish companies during its business and investment visit in Turkey to join the energy generation and transmission.

Brazil completes 1.5-GW wind power transmission system 15 May, 2015
Brazilian grid operator Extremoz Transmissora do Nordeste has completed a transmission system that enables over 1.5 GW of wind parks in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The company has switched on a 500-kV transmission line and the Campina Grande III substation, to allow wind power to flow to the grid. Extremoz has invested about BRL 295 million to complete this interconnection.

GE talks up hybrid rooftop project combining CHP, solar and batteries 15 May, 2015
The business model behind a hybrid plant which uses solar PV, combined heat and power systems and battery storage at a commercial facility in Germany. The US company has collaborated on the project at a facility operated in Berlin by GE Power Conversion with solar technology provider Belectric, which contributed the 600kW rooftop solar array and Jenbacher, supplier of the plant’s 400kW combined heat and power (CHP) system.

Australia Could Reach 100% Renewables By 2040 15 May, 2015
Australia could reach 100 per cent renewables as early as 2040 by adding 1.9 GW of solar PV and 1.9 GW of wind power capacity a year.

ACCIONA Windpower opens a wind turbine plant in Brazil 15 May, 2015
ACCIONA Windpower has opened a turbine assembly plant at Simoes Filho (Bahia, Brazil). The new plant has a production capacity of 100 turbines per year (300 MW), which can be increased to 200 units (600 MW) depending on demand.

Seaboard, Triumph Foods to build pork plant 15 May, 2015
Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods announced a joint venture to build a pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. Construction will begin this summer. The plant is expected to process about 3 million market hogs per year operating a single shift. The company’s plans to produce a full line of fresh pork products for international, retail, food service and further processing markets. Seaboard plans to market and sell pork produced at the Sioux City plant.

Baylor to construct Simpson Strength and Performance Center 15 May, 2015
Baylor University’s Media Communications, the Baylor board of regents has approved $1.1 million for the design and construction of the Simpson Strength and Performance Center in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center, USA. The project will include new space dedicated to sports nutrition and applied performance along with equipment and technology upgrades.

General Motors (GM) to Invest $1B in Warren Tech Center 15 May, 2015
General Motors Co. plans to invest $1 billion in its Warren Technical Center campus, Michigan. General Motors will utilize this investment for the construction of new Design studios and a parking deck for Design employees; rebuilding and renovation of some of the existing research & development facilities; building of a multi-storied IT building adjoining the current Michigan IT Innovation Center and a new parking deck for the Innovation Center’s employees. The work is slated to begin this month and be completed by 2018.

Ferrari Land Theme Park And Hotel To Open In Spain; To Be Operational In 2016 15 May, 2015
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, an indoor amusement park, another Ferrari themed wonderland is being set up in Spain. Work has begun to build the amusement park and Scheduled to be starting operations in 2016.

TAG oil pipeline nears completion 15 May, 2015
TAG Oil Ltd., pipeline construction connecting the Cheal-E development area to TAG’s main Cheal-A production infrastructure is nearly complete. The 4 in. pipeline connecting the new Cheal-E site to TAG’s Cheal-A site production facility is undergoing pre-commissioning and rigorous testing. In addition to the pipeline installation, an 11 kV HV electrical cable and a fibre optic cable have been installed to improve the power supply and communications between the Cheal-E and the Cheal-A production sites.

CMB International completes successful refurbishment project for Cemex Northfleet 15 May, 2015
CMB International has completed a complete refurbishment of a Cedarapids twin-deck 20m x 6m primary rinse screen at Cemex UK’s Northfleet operation and the facility will be commissioned shortly.

K350,000 Kisalala health centre commissioned 15 May, 2015
BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Solwezi Government has commissioned Kisalala Rural Health Centre in Chief Kapijimpanga’s area, which has been built at a cost of K350,000.

$10 million towards waste-water plant for Goulburn 15 May, 2015
The Goulburn Mulwaree Council is planning a $10 million windfall in this week’s federal budget. The grant under the National Stronger Regions Fund will help pay for the $40 million first stage of a new waste-water treatment plant for Goulburn city. The current plant is around 100 years old and needs to be replaced by 2017.

China to invest $50bn in Brazil infrastructure 15 May, 2015
China is planning to invest up to $50bn in Brazil for new infrastructure projects. The deal is due to be signed by banks from both countries. The money will go towards building a railway link from Brazil’s Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast of Peru to reduce the cost of exports to China. The fund will also finance a joint venture to produce steel.

ITC to invest $4.5 billion in U.S. power transmission 15 May, 2015
ITC Holdings Corp is to spend about $4.5 billion from 2014 to 2015 to upgrade and expand its power transmission system in the U.S. The company also plans to spend about $1.2 billion on regional transmission upgrade projects, like the Michigan Thumb Loop that entered service on 13th May, 2015, and $1.1 billion on greenfield development projects.

Lilly, Sanford-Burnham to collaborate to discover & develop immunological therapies 15 May, 2015
Eli Lilly and Company and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute will collaborate to discover and develop immunological therapies.

Tutor Perini Subsidiary Awarded Contracts Worth $123M 15 May, 2015
Tutor Perini Corporation’s specialty contracting subsidiary, Five Star Electric, has recently been awarded two contracts – The first contract with a value of $90 million was subcontracted by GCT Constructors JV, for the construction and fit-out of the new LIRR concourse and related facilities at Grand Central Terminal as part of the East Side Access Project. Work on the contract has already begun in Apr 2015 with completion by Oct 2019. The second contract, worth $33 million, was subcontracted by Judlau Contracting Inc., to perform all the electrical work as part of the Cortlandt Street Station restoration. Construction is slated to start this month with completion by the first quarter of 2018.

Sambo commissions 330KVA power plant in Benue 14 May, 2015
Sambo has commissioned the 330 KVA power generating plant in Apir, Makurdi, Benue State.

Connecticut Siting Council Approves 785-Megawatt Nameplate Capacity CPV Towantic Energy Center 14 May, 2015
Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”) has received approval from the Connecticut Siting Council to construct its proposed state-of-the-art, 785-megawatt nameplate capacity CPV Towantic Energy Center in Oxford, Connecticut. CPV plans to finance the project during Q3 2015 with the start of construction slated for Q4. Construction is expected to take approximately 30-months and peak construction with COD targeted for 2018.

Yellowknife water treatment plant to open next month 14 May, 2015
Yellowknife’s new water treatment plant is scheduled to come into operation. The $32.5 million project is located near Tin Can Hill, Yellowknife. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in the second part of next month.

United Photovoltaics Buys 210 MW Solar Power Projects In China 14 May, 2015
United Photovoltaics will acquire 5 solar power projects across 2 provinces in China at Inner Mongolia and Zhejian. The projects have been developed by 5 different project development companies. The acquisition will be completed by United PV through cash payment and allocation of equity shares. United PV will pay $16.91 million in cash and is expected to pledge equity shares worth around $15 million to complete the transactions. All but one of the projects has been commissioned; the fifth project is expected to be commissioned in Q3 2015.

McAllen to construct $1.2M water supply line 14 May, 2015
McALLEN will construct a water pipeline estimated at $1.2 million near its South Wastewater Treatment Plant, United States. The Public Utility Board has approved the design.

Sh1million to Construct Kilos Market 14 May, 2015
ELGEYO Marakwet government will build Sh1 million livestock selling yard at Kilos market in Marakwet West, Kenya. The yard is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

Islamic Communities in Nkoranza North to construct SHS 14 May, 2015
The Islamic Communities in the Nkoranza North District is to establish a Senior High School at Kranka. Fiteen-thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC15, 000.00), being contributions by the communities is realized from the harvest, to be used for the commencement of the project.

New Islamabad Airport To Be Ready By 2016 14 May, 2015
Work on the Islamabad International Airport is going on rapidly and is expected to be completed in the next financial year. The Pakistan Government through PSDP has allocated 450 million rupees for purchase of land for establishment of an airport, in District Mansehra, Pakistan.

Kenya To Set Up Regional Financial Services Centre 14 May, 2015
Kenya will establish a financial services centre in Nairobi to cover East Africa and spur economic growth in the region.

EDF to invest USD 1.1bn in Bahia renewables 14 May, 2015
Electricite de France SA will invest around BRL 3.36 billion in renewable energy projects in the Brazilian state of Bahia. The amount is given as an estimate by Bahia’s Secretary of Economic Development (SDE).

Aurubis Planning to Invest EUR 150 M in Bulgaria 14 May, 2015
An investment package of nearly EUR 150 M into the Bulgarian economy is being considered by Aurubis. Aurubis has also called for long-term contracts for electricity supply (instead of the current ones spanning just a year) to boost business planning. In 2016, it is to set aside some EUR 44-50 M to renovate its plant in the town of Pirdop in Western Bulgaria.

Chinese firm to undertake Russian railway, port projects 14 May, 2015
China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Tuva Energy Industrial Corporation (Tuva) on railway and port projects in Russia. CRCC will be the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the three projects, and it will work with Tuva on all three projects.

Natural gas company plans to build gas plant at Vermont farm 14 May, 2015
Lincoln Renewable Natural Gas has filed a petition to build a renewable gas plant at a Salisbury farm, United States. The company is waiting for the Vermont Public Service Board to approve plans to build the plant. The project will produce the equivalent of 640,000 gallons of heating oil for the college. If the plant is approved, it is expected to be running by year’s end.

CSA Group Opens New State-of-the-Art Hazardous Locations Laboratory 14 May, 2015
CSA Group has opened a new laboratory for testing and certification of equipment used in hazardous locations at Prestigious Hawarden Business Park in Flintshire, United Kingdom. The new laboratory is a 27,000 square feet facility.

Alibaba to Invest More Abroad as Globalisation Top Priority 14 May, 2015
Alibaba Group Holding will invest in existing and new ventures abroad, making its push beyond the China market a top priority. Those included AliExpress, a platform for overseas consumers to buy Chinese goods, and Tmall Global, a marketplace for overseas goods to be sold online in China.

Byo West Electrification Project Launched 14 May, 2015
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has launched a US$10m Bulawayo West electrification programme which has so far seen the electrification of 700 houses in Emganwini and Mbundane suburbs in the country’s second largest city at a cost of over US$400 000. The project also covers Cowdray Park, Pumula South, Emthunzini, Pelandaba West and Hlalo suburbs. The company has already started constructing an 88/11KV bulk supply substation to cater for those suburbs, with the electrification project being carried out in phases over the next three years.

Kanyakumari Varsity to Power Rwanda Hospitals with Solar Energy
IE 13 May, 2015
Noorul Islam University which developed a 220 KW solar power plant at its NIMS Medicity campus in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala will replicate the project in the East African country of Rwanda. The varsity has been invited to make a presentation on the solar power plant at the upcoming second Sustainable Energy for All Forum organised by the United Nations in New York from May 18 to 21.

Tata Steel to set up new R&D hub in UK 13 May, 2015
Tata Steel will create a new research and development hub in the UK focused on low-carbon technology, after signing an agreement with the University of Warwick in the UK. A research facility at the university’s Warwick Manufacturing Group will open at the university later this year, with 40 Tata Steel scientists based there.

Fujifilm acquires TeraMedica, Inc. to expand its healthcare, IT business
BS 13 May, 2015
FUJIFILM Corporation has completed the acquisition, through the U.S. sales subsidiary FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., of the U.S. medical IT software company TeraMedica, Inc. TeraMedica offers archive solutions for managing and storing a range of digitized in-hospital clinical information images of Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS).

Perrigo expands Mexican business in $34M deal with Pantheon 13 May, 2015
Perrigo has bought the Mexican operations of Pantheon Pharmaceuticals, expanding its business in Italy and giving it the ability to manufacture drugs in soft gel form. Perrigo has paid $34 million for the Pantheon business.

Chicken meat industry strategic plan reveals need for $640m investment over 10 years 13 May, 2015
Victoria’s chicken meat sector has published a new plan showing the local industry needs $640 million of investment over the next decade. The Victorian Chicken Meat Council has a 10-year strategic plan published this month designed to help the local industry maintain its position and grow at 3 per cent annually.

Singareni Collieries eyes mines in Australia, Indonesia and Africa

HBL 12 May, 2015
Singareni Collieries has invited expression of interest for acquisition of thermal coal assets in Australia, Indonesia, South Africa and Mozambique. The mining company is scouting for mines with a minimum 2 million tonnes per annum capacity and reserves of not less than 50 million tonnes for each mine. As per the terms of the EoI, the last date of submission has been set for June 10 and the mines on offer can be either greenfield or brownfield.

Coal fired power plant planned for Arakan State 12 May, 2015
The first 1320 MW coal fired power station in Arakan State will be built in Kyauk Phyu Township in Rakhine, Western Myanmar. The power plant will be built by the Daewoo International Corporation and the MCM Energy Company Limited. The plan will receive about 2.5 billion US dollars of investment and will be a cooperative venture between the Ministry of Electricity, the Daewoo International Corporation and the the MCM Energy Company Limited. The project will require between 600 and 1000 acres of land.

Aloft lifestyle hotel to open in West Palm Beach in early 2018 12 May, 2015
Aloft lifestyle hotel will debut in South Florida within the next few years and it’s headed to West Palm Beach, United States. The Aloft West Palm Beach is set to open in January 2018 and will offer 140 loft-like rooms. The project is scheduled to break ground in early 2016.

Batavia eyeing expansion of wastewater treatment plant 12 May, 2015
Wastewater treatment facility at 400 S. Shumway Ave, in Batavia, Chicago will be expanded soon. The project is to be completed by August 2018.

Oil and gas player commissions produced water treatment plant 12 May, 2015
Encana Oil and Gas has designed and commissioned a reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant to treat produced water from its oil sand wells in the Moneta Divide, Wyoming. GE Water & Process Technologies has provided the sand filters. Treated water with a TDS below 250 mg/l is reused in the filed while the rest is piped to the Boysen reservoir

Panama City Commissioners Approve Plans for Marie Hotel 12 May, 2015
Marie Hotel project has got an approval from the Panama City Commissioners. The hotel is coming up at Panama City, Florida. The proposal is to build 31 units and private parking for future residents on the Marie hotel property.

New restaurant, Gypsy Blu, to open at former 34 East Tavern in Ambler 12 May, 2015
Wyndham Hotel building, located at 34 E. Butler Ave., USA will soon be home to a new restaurant, the renovations for which are underway. The restaurant is hoping to open in late May or early June.

Liquor Distributors Invest in Tech Firm to Boost E-Commerce in Alcohol 12 May, 2015
The largest liquor distributors in the U.S. are investing in a startup technology company, hoping it can accelerate e-commerce in the alcohol industry. The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America has acquired a minority stake in Drizly Inc., a tech company to enable consumers to place orders for alcoholic beverages from their phones. Drizly currently plans to increase the number of cities it adds to its network this year to 18 from 12.

Pemex to develop $950 mln refinery power plant with Enel, Abengoa 12 May, 2015
Pemex has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Enel Green Power and Spain’s Abengoa to develop a $950 million plant. The company will work with a consortium led jointly by power company Enel SpA and Abengoa SA, which specializes in renewable technologies, to develop the 517-megawatt co-generation plant to supply the Antonio Dovali Jaime refinery in Salina Cruz, Mexico and the national grid.

World’s First VR Theme Park Coming Next Year 12 May, 2015
The Void will partner with a technology firm known as Optimal Design Partners in order to bring virtual entertainment center (VEC). The concept is: Create a real-world, brick-and-mortar theme arena, complete with corridors, walls, interactive panels and even vehicles. Then, design a VR simulation that syncs 1:1 with its real-world counterpart. The first VEC is slated for summer 2016 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Boylan starts construction on health, fitness complex 12 May, 2015
Boylan Catholic High School has broken ground on a new fitness and athletics facility in Rockford, Illinois, United states. The first phase of the new 18,100-square-foot facility, which is scheduled to be completed in December, will provide two basketball courts and the second and third phases will add locker rooms to the building and renovate the auxiliary gym. The new building is expected to cost $3.1 million.

SCI Logistics announces official opening of new healthcare-dedicated facility in Canada 12 May, 2015
SCI Logistics has opened its new facility in Canada. The new 78,000 square-foot multi-client facility provides nation-wide supply chain services to medical device, drug, and natural health product suppliers.

Volvo to build first US car plant for $500-mn 12 May, 2015
Volvo Cars will build its first US car manufacturing facility at a cost of about $500 million. The new plant will be constructed near Charleston in South Carolina and will have an initial annual capacity of 100,000 vehicles. Construction is expected to begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018.

Saudi Aramco to expand in refining and petrochemicals 12 May, 2015
Saudi Arabian Oil Co plans to spend US$70-80 bln on overseas acquisitions and investments during the next five years. The company is expanding in refining and petrochemicals and seeking to boost ties with Asia as part of its ambition to become both the world’s largest oil and chemicals producer by the end of the decade. The investment is part of the state-owned company’s target of spending US$150 bln at home and internationally through 2019, to focus on Asia, particularly China and Korea.

Hydro awards Site C contract for south bank clearing 12 May, 2015
B.C. Hydro has awarded another contract for the construction of the Site C dam, Canada. The work includes removal of 620 hectares of trees and vegetation, construction of 30km of temporary access roads, upgrading to existing access roads and site preparation for bridge construction. Construction of the Site C Clean Energy Project is scheduled to start in summer 2015 and be completed in 2024.

27 MRT contracts awarded to bumi contractors 12 May, 2015
A total of 27 contracts for the MRT Project worth RM11 million is awarded to bumiputra contractors. The contracts are awarded from grades G1 to G4 by various work package contractors handling the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. The grades are determined by the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia.

Enel and Terna has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) for cooperation in identifying, assessing and developing integrated initiatives and opportunities in greenfield (for the creation of new assets) and/or brownfield (for the acquisition of existing assets) projects related to transmission systems outside of Italy. The agreement will last for three years.

Iran to develop two 1000MW nuclear power stations by 2016 11 May, 2015
Iran plans to set up two 1,000 MW nuclear power plants in the country in co-ordination with Russia by March 2016. The nuclear plants are expected to involve an investment of $10bn. The construction of these power plants will be started in the current year. Each of the planned 100MW facilities is expected to cost around $2bn.

Victrex commissions first production at £90m PAEK plant in UK 11 May, 2015
Victrex has commissioned the first production stream at its £90m third polyaryletherketone (PAEK) manufacturing plant in the UK. The PAEK facility, which became operational in the north-west of the UK during April, is constructed using more than 1,000t of structural steel, 2,250m³ of concrete and almost 30,000m of piping.

India-Canada sign 13 MoUs to enhance skill development 11 May, 2015
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has signed 13 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with 12 Canadian educational institutions, including 9 colleges. The objectives of these MoUs are for starting Academies of Excellence for training trainers and assessors, and to create Transnational Standards with Canadian Sector Skill Councils. The colleges will work through centres of excellence overseas that has been established by India’s National Skill Development Corporation.

New hotel set to be constructed in downtown KCMO 11 May, 2015
Construction will soon begin on a $300 million, 800 room hotel in downtown Kansas City, United States. The hotel, which will be operated by Hyatt, will be constructed next to Bartle Hall, the Sprint Center and Power and Light. Construction is expected to begin early next year and planned for completion in 2018.

Community Windpower files plans for 19.8-MW Scottish project 11 May, 2015
Community Windpower has submitted a planning application for a 19.8-MW wind farm to Dumfries and Galloway Council in Scotland. The proposed Sanquhar “Six” community wind farm consists of six turbines located next to the company’s consented 12-turbine Sanquhar community wind farm. It is expected to produce more than 52,000 MWh per year. The overall investment for the project is GBP 60 million, of which GBP 40 million will be retained in Scotland.

New golf course and resort could soon be coming to Cuba’s northern coast 11 May, 2015
A new golf course resort will be built on the Caribbean island of Cuba. The Cuban Government and Beijing Enterprise Group have signed a letter of intent to build a new course and resort. The site of the proposed course is between the resort of Varadero and Havana.

General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction on Fourth American Petroleum ECO Tanker 11 May, 2015
NASSCO started construction of a fourth “ECO” tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony on May 8, at NASSCO’s San Diego shipyard. As part of a five-tanker contract, the new ECO tankers solidify a mutual commitment between General Dynamics NASSCO and American Petroleum Tankers to design, build and operate innovative and increased energy efficient and fuel-saving products. Each of the five 50,000 deadweight ton product carriers to be constructed by NASSCO will be LNG-conversion ready and will carry 330,000 barrels of cargo.

WGL Holdings to Invest $126M in Pennsylvania NatGas 11 May, 2015
WGL Holdings Inc. subsidiary Washington Gas has agreed to buy 22 producing natural gas wells and reserves in Pennsylvania for $126 million from privately-owned Energy Corporation of America (ECA). The deal secures a long-term supply of natural gas for the customers it serves in Virginia. WGL will file the proposal with the Virginia State Corporation, which needs to approve the deal.

Discovery of Natural Gas in Morocco, Production to Begin in June 11 May, 2015
Morocco’s Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM) has positive results for the SAH-W1 well in the western-central area of the Sebou Permit, onshore Morocco. Well flows were 140,000 cubic meters per day, and production will start at the end of June this year.

Contract awarded to build Clover schools aquatic center 11 May, 2015
Clover School Board approved a $17.8 million bid to build an aquatic center in Lake Wylie. The winning bid, which the board chose over three others, includes a base bid for the center plus a second floor and walking track, an outdoor 50-meter pool and a water park. The concern hopes to break ground this month and is expected to be finished by Aug. 1, 2016. The winning contract is $360,000. The aquatic center is part of a $99 million construction plan that includes five major projects, undertaken by the district after voters approved a $67 million bond package in spring 2014.

Statoil, Conoco Phillips win deep-sea contracts 11 May, 2015
Statoil and ConocoPhillips have been awarded contracts for oil and gas exploration in a deepwater offshore block. The two companies have agreed to invest US$323 million in oil and gas exploration in Deepsea Block AD 10, off Myanmar’s western Rakhine coast. The production sharing agreements will span eight years. The companies will have to undertake environmental impact studies.

IVRCL bags Rs.3,624 cr. Saudi Arabian contract 11 May, 2015
IVRCL has bagged an SAR 2.196 billion worth turnkey EPC project from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior. The project, to be completed in about 36 months, involves constructing pre-fabricated residential complexes in southern areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of 513 buildings are to be constructed at Dharan Al Janoube, Al Qahmah and Asir region. Designing and building mass housing for border guards along with installing, testing and commissioning ancillary buildings and external land and infrastructure development form are part of the contract.

Vestas secures 149 MW order in Mexico 11 May, 2015
Vestas Wind Systems has been awarded a contract to provide wind turbines for the Tres Mesas wind energy projects in the northeast of Mexico. It will provide V117-3.3 MW turbines, amounting to 148.5 MW, to the Eólica Tres Mesas and Eólica Tres Mesas 2 projects, set to be developed in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The project is being developed and will be operated by Oak Creek Energy Systems.

Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park on track for 2016 opening 11 May, 2015
Dubai Parks and Resorts expects to turn its first profit in 2018. The company is on target to open in October next year. It has completed 42 per cent of the project infrastructure. It will get its own electrical substation at the site in July and district cooling in September. The company has signed a deal with the Hollywood studio Lionsgate to bring Hunger Games-themed attractions as well as a Step Up-inspired live stage show to Motiongate Dubai. It also has signed a deal with Wizcraft International to bring a Broadway-style Bollywood show to Bollywood Parks.

NTDC starts work on 600km long transmission line 10 May, 2015
The National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL) has started a vital project of 600-kilometre long 500KV Jamshoro-Moro-Dadu-Rahim Yar Khan transmission line and 500 KV switching station at Moro along with necessary extensions at the existing 500KV substations of Jamshoro, Dadu and Rahim Yar Khan with an estimated cost of $180 million funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project will be completed in December 2016 and is being implemented by the NTDC chief engineer (MP&M) and supervised by NESPAK.

Rural utility to build transmission line to provide power to Clear Air Force Station 10 May, 2015
Golden Valley Electric Association is moving forward with installation of a 2.4-mile high-voltage transmission line to Clear Air Station, United States. The Defense Department will pay an estimated $6.1 million for the transmission line.

Ashghal to construct 160 pedestrian bridges 10 May, 2015
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) plans to construct about 160 pedestrian bridges in different parts of Qatar in the coming years. Design and plan for about 20-30 bridges has been prepared. Architectural design for the pedestrian bridge at the central vegetable market area in Qatar is being prepared.

Tower Transit’s quality bid wins over Singapore 10 May, 2015

Tower Transit has won a government contract with a S$556 million bid. The company has won a five-year contract to operate 380 buses in Singapore from mid-2016. Tower Transit has also been expanding in the UK, where it now operates 650 buses (including London’s only hydrogen-powered buses), after acquiring more specialized bus services, including Cambridge bus group Go Whippet.

Bahrain releases ICT tender for airport 10 May, 2015
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tender for Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) passenger terminal building has been released. All ICT pre-qualification submissions is expect to receive their bids by June and plan to award the ICT contract in September this year. The ICT tender covers the design and integration of all ICT and ultra-low voltage systems including passive and active equipment, airport operational database, flight information display systems, security access control system, fire alarm system, CCTV, computer network, telephony and wi-fi.

Soventix and JA Solar to Collaborate on Large-Scale Solar Power Projects in Chile 10 May, 2015
Soventix Chile SPA and JA Solar JASO established a joint venture in Santiago de Chile that will develop large scale solar photovoltaic power projects in Chile. The joint venture will initially cooperate on projects totaling 130 MW, all of which will use JA Solar modules. Both companies expect completion of the first collaborative projects in 2015.

Citizens Energy Opens $15M Plant 09 May, 2015
Citizens Energy Group has opened its new Harbour Ground Water Treatment Plant near Morse Reservoir in Hamilton County. The new $15 million plant is able to supply 6 million gallons per day of water supply capacity. The project also included rehabilitation of six existing ground water wells. Two additional wells will be added in 2015 to further ensure adequate water supply for the plant.

Nikon collaborates with Lonza to set up regenerative medicine contract manufacturing facility in Japan 09 May, 2015
Nikon Corporation has signed a strategic collaboration agreement (Facility Support and License Agreement) with Lonza to establish a new company, wholly-owned by Nikon, dedicated to regenerative medicine contract manufacturing. The agreement includes access to Lonza’s quality and operating systems, facility design and on-going consulting services for the establishment of the contract manufacturing facility in Japan.

Indonesian textile sector to invest $230 mn this year 09 May, 2015
Indonesia expects to receive 3 trillion rupiah in investment to the textile and garment industry this year. A sizeable portion of one trillion rupiah will derive from a local firm, while the majority will come from foreign investors, particularly from China, South Korea and Taiwan.

Route 2020 construction to begin early next year 09 May, 2015
Construction work on Route 2020 is scheduled to begin early next year. The prequalification and selection process for the contractors begins from May 31.The shortlist of consortiums qualified will undertake the project is to be selected on June 30 this year. On July 2, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will release the tender documents and on December 6 the RTA will start receiving proposals. On January 28, 2016 the RTA will announce the consortium winning the project construction and the project is set to be completed in the first quarter of 2020

Cameroon announces a first-time trial run at the 42 MW windpower plant in the Monts Bamboutos hills 09 May, 2015
The Cameroonian government is expected to launch its very first windpower project this year in the Monts Bamboutos hills, with the construction of a 42 megawatt plant that can be extended to 80 megawatts.

Mitr Phol plans Bt18 bn investments this year 09 May, 2015
MITR PHOL GROUP plans to expand by 7 per cent with investments worth more than Bt18 billion this year. The company plans to spend Bt8.077 billion on the expansion of its sugar business, Bt3.949 billion on the expansion of its renewable-energy business, Bt2.906 on its wood-substitute-materials business, Bt2.744 billion overseas, and Bt159 million on its domestic plantations.

Iran plans to boost oil production capacity to 3.96 mbpd 09 May, 2015
Iran plans to raise its oil production capacity to 3.96 million barrels per day in the current Iranian calendar year, from 3.8 mbpd last year. Iran also plans to make $20 billion investment to boost its oil production by over 700,000 bpd by the end of Iranian calendar year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018).

Magneti Marelli starts production at Brazil plant; to supply parts for Jeep Renegade 08 May, 2015

FMM Pernambuco Componentes Automotivos, a joint venture between Magneti Marelli and Faurecia has started the production of their joint-venture for manufacturing interior and exterior parts for vehicles assembled at the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in Goiana (Pernambuco, Brazil), which is officially inaugurated on April 28, 2015. The JV is majority-owned by Magneti Marelli 65%, while Faurecia holds 35%.

Hawaii Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2045 08 May, 2015
Hawaii is set a goal of generating all of its electricity from renewable energy sources. 100 percent of the state’s electricity would be generated with renewables by 2045. Hawaii can generate “clean” energy from hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, ocean wave and tidal action, wind, solar and other energy sources.

10mw Katsina Wind Farm 98 Per Cent Completed 08 May, 2015
10 megawatts Katsina State Wind Farm is 98 per cent completed. The transmission line for the evacuation of the power to be produced is ready through the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

Kampot set to receive new water treatment plant by 2017 08 May, 2015
Kampot town will receive a new water treatment plant and water supply system by mid-2017. The construction of the plant is slated to begin at the end of 2015 and planned for completion in one and half years. Once built, it is expected to produce about 7,000 cubic metres of water a day. The project will be implemented by a Japanese contractor, with bidding expected to open in Japan around September.

Filter expansion complete at Quail Creek treatment plant 08 May, 2015
Washington County, Water Conservancy district completes a $2.3 million expansion project at Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant. Capital costs of new water treatment facilities are approximately $3.60 per gallon capacity.

Mondelez Launches E-Commerce Partnership With ChannelSight 08 May, 2015
Mondelez International has rolled out a global partnership with ChannelSight that will maximize e-commerce sales opportunities across its digital media touchpoints such as brands’ product pages, social media, video advertising and customer relationship management (CRM) campaigns.

SvizhachOK invests UAH 52 mln in pig farm, meat plant in Kyiv region 08 May, 2015
PJSC SvizhachOK, whose major shareholder is the corporate non-government pension fund of the National Bank (98.5%), has invested about UAH 52 million in the construction of a pig farm and a meat processing plant in village of Velyka Dymerka, Brovary district of Kyiv region, Ukraine. SvizhachOK is also funding the construction of an elevator with a capacity of 15,000 tonnes.

New processing plant to open in Texas 08 May, 2015
A new meat processing facility will open its doors in Lockney, Texas. The plant is slated to open in June and anticipates processing around 200 head daily.

SMR in Marysville to expand again 08 May, 2015
SMR is building an 85,000-square-foot expansion of its existing plants in Marysville, United States. The Marysville City Council will consider granting property tax breaks to the firm to underwrite its land purchase and construction.

Japan’s Resources Energy advances plans for LNG plant in Cook Inlet, Alaska 08 May, 2015
Resources Energy plans to have final engineering underway this year for a new, medium-sized LNG plant on Cook Inlet in Alaska. The company also plans an LNG plant with capacity of 1 million-1.5 million mt/year at Port MacKenzie, a municipal-owned port on upper Cook Inlet, and has acquired rights to a 120-acre site adjacent to the port. The company hopes to complete its project by 2019 or 2020.

Evonik opens expanded oil additives plant in Jurong Island, Singapore 08 May, 2015
Evonik Industries has opened its expanded oil additives plant in Jurong Island, Singapore. The plant took two years to complete the engineering, planning and construction, and it is expected to double the capacity of additive production.

Kao completes construction of new surfactants plant in Shanghai, China 08 May, 2015
Kao has completed construction of a new chemical products plant at Shanghai Fine Chemical Industrial Park, Jinshan District of Shanghai, China, with an investment of about JPY5bn. The new plant is spread over on an area of 83,000m² and has been built for Kao (Shanghai) Chemical Industries. Kao will own 90% of the Kao (Shanghai) Chemical Industries and the remaining 10% would be owned by Kao (China).

Millennium to open 8-10 new hotels in GCC 08 May, 2015
Millennium Hotels plans to open eight to 10 new hotels in the next 12-18 months in the GCC region. The expansion plan focuses on the UAE (with three hotels by 2016 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Al Ain), Saudi Arabia (with four hotels), and Oman (with two hotels). The hotel chain also has plans to enter the Turkish market with a hotel in Istanbul, were the plans is in early stages.

TECO Peoples Gas to Build CNG Station for City of Orlando 08 May, 2015
TECO Peoples Gas will install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the City of Orlando, Florida. The station will be located at the city’s fleet maintenance facility and will be dedicated to fueling Orlando’s fleet of CNG refuse trucks. The new CNG station is expected to be in operation by October.

Amazon Fresh makes plans for 3 warehouse spaces 08 May, 2015
Amazon Fresh has filed applications for liquor licenses at three locations in King County. The first two locations are in Seattle at 8th Avenue in the Denny Triangle and on Aurora Avenue. The third location is on 118th Avenue Northeast in Kirkland. The plan for the warehouse is in initial stage.

The Loop to open new restaurants in Nocatee and Fleming Island 08 May, 2015
The Loop Pizza Grill is expanding to the Nocatee Town Center and Fleming Island. The 3,200-square-foot Nocatee restaurant is under construction; it will seat more than 140 people. The hotel plans further expansion and has signed an area developer’s agreement and is scheduled to build two more Loops over the next several years. The executive team has just begun a marketing push for franchisees and expects to announce more locations next year, in Northeast Florida and across the Southeast. The new stores in Nocatee and Fleming Island will raise the number of Loops to 15 — 11 in Florida and four in North Carolina.

Braskem considering a U.S. polypropylene plant 08 May, 2015
Braskem plans to build a new polypropylene resin plant in the United States

Goldwind wins 30MW in Pakistan 08 May, 2015
Goldwind has signed a deal with HydroChina Huadong Engineering for 30MW to the Tapal wind farm in eastern Pakistan. HydroChina is constructing the project and it will be run by three local Pakistani companies. The deal is for 20 GW82 1.5MW turbine. Shipments will be made at the end of the year. Installation work is scheduled for completion in the third quarter period of 2016.

Voestalpine Plans to Open Steel Processing Plant by Year End 08 May, 2015
Voestalpine is planning to open a $740 million steel processing plant near Portland by the end of the year.

Megaworld to open two new hotels in 2015 08 May, 2015
Megaworld is opening two new hotels in Metro Manila and Iloilo. Richmonde Hotel Iloilo will occupy eight levels of the 12-storey Richmonde Tower in the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City and it is set to open in June 2015, and will occupy 151 guest rooms. Megaworld will open another hotel in the 25-hectare Newport City, at Resorts World Manila

Small flex warehouse planned in South Whitehall 08 May, 2015
A warehouse space is planned at South Whitehall Township, United States. Preliminary/final approval to a land development plan for 3,400 square feet of flexible warehouse space at 4845 Crackersport Road, between Hausman Road and the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been granted. Construction will begin by the end of the year.

Glanbia and Teagasc enter into dairy product development agreement 08 May, 2015
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII), the largest private stakeholder in Moorepark Technology, and Teagasc has teamed up to develop new products. The collaboration aims to develop scientific capability to support the generation of value-add in cheese and dairy ingredients.

Government urged to construct hydel power projects 08 May, 2015
Progressive Group has urged the Pakistan government to construct hydel power projects. It has urged the government to initiate a larger national debate on importance of Kalabagh Dam for creating consensus on its construction.

Nigeria eyes generation capacity of 20,000mw 08 May, 2015
The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has effectively pursued its mandate of implementing robust power projects across the country under the National Integrated Power Power Project (NIPP). The company plans to construct new large and medium Hydro power dams and provision of power components for 13 existing dams mostly in northern Nigeria that will step up transmission to a capacity of 20,000 megawatts.

New I-65 N ramp opening near bridges project 07 May, 2015
A newly constructed ramp from I-65 North to I-64 East/I-71 north near downtown Louisville is scheduled to open shortly. The new ramp is part of the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. More than 40 new ramps and overpasses are being built on the Kentucky side of the river as the Kennedy Interchange is rebuilt.

Constellation Begins Construction On 5.1 MW Solar Project For College In Baltimore 07 May, 2015
Constellation has begun construction of a 5.1 MW solar project for the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). The solar power system is composed of approximately 16,500 photovoltaic modules located on carports that will cover more than 1,400 parking spaces spread among the CCBC’s three main campuses in Dundalk, Essex and Catonsville. Constellation will also install 10 duplex electric vehicle charging stations as part of the project. The CCBC will purchase the electricity generated by the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

New 5-Megawatt Solar Park in Bashkortostan 07 May, 2015
Hevel Solar LLC has started the construction of a 5-MW solar park in Bugulchan, Bashkortostan. The company aims to build 59 MW of PV plants in Bashkortostan which lies under Russian occupation. Total investment in the projects by 2018 is estimated at USD 112 million. The solar farm in Bugulchan is planned to go live in July 2015. The company plans to expand the Bugulchan and Buribay by 5 MW and 10 MW, respectively, in 2016.

Oceanside to spend $1M on recycled water project 07 May, 2015
The Oceanside City Council approved a $1 million pipeline project around California. The city will convert an existing pipeline at its San Luis Rey Wastewater Treatment Plant. Work on the project will begin within a month, with first water deliveries made at the beginning of 2016.

Major sewer projects begin in Town of Beloit 07 May, 2015
The Town of Beloit in United States is embarked on two construction projects, the first is a $4.1 million upgrade for the Waste Water Treatment Plant at 3629 S. Walters Road. The plant processes around 448,000 gallons per day of wastewater from the Town of Beloit and Town of Rock and is expected to be completed in October 2015. The second project is the $600,000 Holiday Drive sewer extension project and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2015.

$44 million wastewater treatment project moves to construction phase 07 May, 2015
Work on the $44 million project to upgrade the Gas House Pike Wastewater Treatment plan will begin the construction within 30 days. The bond, contracts and agreements has been approved and the project is planned for completion in January 2017.

Samsung’s Largest Chip Factory Will Start Production in 2017 07 May, 2015
Samsung’s, Pyeongtaek semiconductor plant, will be ready to start production before Q3 2017. The company is investing $14.4 billion in the new plant and plans on investing a further $9.2 billion to boost capacity once it is up and running. The plant will initially produce DRAM memory chips but will also produce mobile processors depending on demand.

Xcel Energy begins largest phase of $69M natural gas pipeline 07 May, 2015
Xcel Energy is upgrading the natural gas system in eastern Minnesota and plans to kickoff the third phase of the $69 million project. The company is replacing the existing pipeline pipe which ranges anywhere from 16 to 24 inches in diameter with a 20-inch pipeline. Construction will be continued until October 2015.

Fit Eats plans second retail store 07 May, 2015
Fit Eats is planning a new store in Roseville, United States. The plans are underway and the store is planned to be opened by the end of summer.

Nintendo theme parks coming to Universal Parks & Resorts 07 May, 2015
Nintendo has partnered with Universal Parks and Resorts to bring Mario, Donkey Kong and the rest of the company’s extensive collection of characters to the parks in the form of Nintendo-themed rides and character appearances.

H&M To Open Monumental Store In Herald Square 07 May, 2015
Hennes & Mauritz plans to open its Herald Center flagship in Herald Square, New York on May 20th, 2015. Measuring approximately 63,000 square feet, the store will showcase all of the H&M including H&M’s Home Collection and a special shoe department for ladies and men and also include four floors of H&M fashion for ladies and men’s collections, H&M Sport, H&M Mama, cosmetics and H&M’s children’s collection.

Airgas opens speciality gas facility in US 07 May, 2015
Airgas has opened a new speciality gas facility in Tooele, Utah, US. The opening of the 20,000ft² facility is expected to further expand the company’s capacity to serve customers throughout the Western US.

Energy Recovery to invest a 3.7bn in green ammonia production unit in Belgium 07 May, 2015
Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) is set to construct a new production unit for green ammonia and green urea with an investment of €3.7bn at Delwaide dock in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. The company obtained approval from the Antwerp port authorities for exclusive concession negotiations on 150ha of land for the plant construction. The company expects to process 3.5 million tonnes (Mt) of waste material every year to produce 1.2Mt of green urea and 645,000t of green ammonia. The new facility is expected to be operational by 2020.

SunEdison to build 86-megawatt South Africa solar power project 07 May, 2015
SunEdison was awarded a contract to build an 86-megawatt power project by the South African government. The company will build the Droogfontein 2 solar project 20 kilometers south of Kimberly in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. Eskom, the country’s national utility, will purchase the power from the project under a 20-year purchase agreement.

Turkey aims to increase solar and wind power capacity by 30 percent by 2023 07 May, 2015
Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants. Applicants had requested 5,500 megawatts capacity through 115 applications for the western Çanakkale region; 4,500 megawatts in 102 applications for the western Balikesir region and 5,000 megawatts in 80 applications for the southern Karaman-Mersin region to build the wind power plants.

Huawei to open European Research Institute in Belgium 07 May, 2015
Huawei will open a European Research Institute (ERI) in Leuven, Belgium. ERI will oversee the work of Huawei’s 18 R&D sites it has established in eight European countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK, and will support Huawei’s various 5G projects underway in Europe.

ExxonMobil commences natural gas production from Telok B 07 May, 2015
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc has begun work at Telok B. The Telok development consists of two satellite platforms – Telok A, which started up in 2013, and Telok B. Both platforms combined can produce more than 450 million cubic feet per day of natural gas. ExxonMobil and Petronas Carigali hold a 50% interest in this project respectively.

Amata plans $1.6 billion industrial complex in VN 07 May 07 May, 2015
AMATA VN and Tuan Chau Group (Vietnam) are planning to invest about US$1.6 billion over 10-15 years on Amata City Ha-Long – a high-tech industrial complex equipped with an urban zone spanning 5,789 hectares in Quang Ninh’s Long Thanh, northern Vietnam. Construction of the initial stage of the 10-phase project is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year. The first phase is estimated to cost about $60 million and is expected to be completed before the end of 2018.

Rehabilitation of water pipeline in Msunduzi 07 May, 2015
Msunduzi Municipality has planned a rehabilitation of water pipeline that started recently and which will continue until August. The rehabilitation is being done by Umgeni Water.

Work set to begin on new water pipeline 07 May, 2015
The construction of a 28km-long pipeline, running parallel to the current one to transport water from the Da River to Ha Noi, will begin this August. The VND1.2 trillion project has been scheduled to start last September and be ready by early September this year. The corporation will submit the design of the pipeline to the construction ministry next month. The construction work is part of the second phase of the project on upgrading the Da River’s clean water supply, with the investment capital of VND4 trillion.

BASF inaugurates Ultramid polyamide plant in China

BS 07 May, 2015
BASF has inaugurated its new Ultramid (polyamide 6 and 6/6.6) polymerisation plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China on May 6, 2015. The new plant has the capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes per year.

Enfinity set to develop 500 MW of solar power in 3 years 06 May, 2015
ENFINITY Philippines intends to develop up to 500 megawatts (MW) of solar-power projects in the next three years. Enfinity announced the groundbreaking of its 100-MW solar-power facilities in Philippines. The company will use its own cash to finance the 100 MW. The company has also signed bilateral power purchase agreements with distribution utilities and is preparing to start construction on at least two projects totaling 20 MW in the Mindanao region.

IKEA Completes 730 kW Rooftop Solar Array On New Kansas Store 06 May, 2015
IKEA has commissioned a 730 kW rooftop solar array atop the recently opened retail location in Merriam, Kan. SoCore Energy installed the 92,000-square-foot solar array, which incorporates 2,394 photovoltaic panels. The project is expected to produce approximately 986,800 kWh of electricity annually.

Building Energy wins 140-MW wind project in S Africa 06 May, 2015
Building Energy SpA has won preferred bidder status for a 140-MW wind project and a 4.7-MW small-hydro scheme in South Africa. The company has been selected to deliver the projects as part of the fourth round of the South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme. The wind farm will be located in Roggeveld, while the hydro facility will be built in Kruisvallei.

Utility Department will get new treatment plant 06 May, 2015
The Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a field erect wastewater treatment plant from Davco/Heyward. The total cost is $5.5 million. The Oconee County will dip into its $4 million capacity fees and fund the rest with SPLOST dollars. The new system will raise the treatment capacity to 1 million gallons a day.

Neighbors fight plans for sewer plant in Deltona 06 May, 2015
MiJax Companies wants to build a sewer package treatment plant to serve a proposed neighborhood of about 80 homes called “Lake Sidney Shores” at Deltona. Two public meetings will be held, one on May 20 and the second one on June 1.

Work to start on £2m upgrade of town’s waste water treatment works 06 May, 2015
An upgrade of the Northumbrian Water’s 2.5 million litres/ day Crookhall waste water treatment plant is planned. Work on the £2m project is to commence on May 18, with a targeted completion date of January 18, 2016. As well as increasing the plant’s treatment capacity, the upgrade will allow the various treatment processes carried out at the site to be improved.

Mixed reaction for plan for western Pa. petrochemical plant 06 May, 2015
Shell Chemical proposes to build a petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania. Shell plans for the plant on the site of a former zinc smelter once owned by Horsehead Corp. The new operation would pipe ethane from Marcellus Shale natural gas wells to the plant, where the liquid fuel would be chemically “cracked” so it can be converted to polyethylene pellets.

Scheduled bridge openings to begin May 15 06 May, 2015
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation plans to open the Memorial and Sarah Mildred Long bridges on May 15, 2015

IHG adding new hotels in Kuwait 06 May, 2015
Bukhamseen Holding in Kuwait will redevelop the Crowne Plaza property in Kuwait, and develop the site into three hotels. The development will further extend a business relationship that extends close to 40 years.

Riu resort coming to Dubai 06 May, 2015
Riu Hotels & Resorts will bring its brand to Dubai, and will build a 750-room beachfront resort at Deira Islands, Nakheel’s man-made coastal development. Nakheel plans to open Deira Islands in the middle of 2017.

Isis opens 262-room luxury hotel in Mosul 06 May, 2015
Isis has opened its own luxury hotel in Iraq’s second city, Mosul. The hotel has 262 rooms, two restaurants, two ballrooms and a gymnasium, among other facilities.

Rix to build £1m warehouse and office in Montrose 06 May, 2015
Rix Shipping is investing £1 million into its Montrose site, United States. The 30,000 sq ft scheme, which replaces an existing building on Meridian Street owned by the company, is being developed as a bulk storage facility for companies wanting to take advantage of Montrose’s strategic position on the North Sea. Planning consent for the development has been granted by Angus Council and demolition on the site is due to start next month. The warehouse and office complex is due to be completed by August.

China to start building 3rd generation nuclear reactor 06 May, 2015
Construction of China`s first “third generation” nuclear reactor will start on May 14, 2015. Unit five of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province will incorporate an ACP1000 reactor developed by the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Other third-generation reactors are under construction elsewhere, with competing designs by French group Areva, Westinghouse of the US, and South Korea`s Kepco.

Western Union said in early talks to buy rival MoneyGram

Livemint 06 May, 2015
Western Union Co. is in early-stage talks to acquire smaller rival MoneyGram International Inc.

New CMS grinding plant on track for 2016 commissioning 06 May, 2015
CMS Group is constructing a new 1 Mta cement grinding facility adjacent to the group’s clinker plant in Mambong, Sarawak. Trial production is scheduled for the end of 2015 and is due for commissioning in the first quarter of 2016. The company would invest another MYR17m this year to enhance its cement distribution capabilities. The allocation is largely for upgrading works for the main jetty to improve the handling of the import of raw materials and export of bulk and bag cement.

Axalta’s mega R&D technology centre 06 May, 2015
Axalta Coatings Systems has begun construction on a new 15,500 m2 Asia-Pacific R&D and Technology Center in Shanghai’s Minhang Industrial Development District. The Center will feature product development and application laboratories and technical support capabilities that will serve the company’s global light vehicle OEM, commercial vehicle, refinish and industrial customers. The new facility, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016, will also house the company’s global refinish color development center and a new training center.

Pima County approves $22M in contracts solar power 06 May, 2015
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved several contracts for installation of solar covered parking units. The county issued 11 contracts to Solon Development to build the installations at Kino Stadium, Pima County Juvenile Court, Pima County Sheriff’s Department main office and other locations. The county also will buy the power the sites generate from Solon, which will own and maintain the solar systems.

Exotic Automation & Supply Launches Ecommerce Website 06 May, 2015
Exotic Automation & Supply announces the launch of, an ecommerce website designed to provide fleet operators with a convenient way to purchase genuine OEM replacement CNG, LPG & LNG maintenance products. The new website provides owners of fleets ranging from 1 to 100,000 vehicles with direct access to high performance products for their vehicle maintenance needs.

Self-Storage Proposed as Part of E-Commerce Center in Hampton, VA 06 May, 2015
Developer Robert L. “Bobby” Freeman Jr. is seeking zoning approval to build a 70,000-square-foot e-commerce center in Hampton, Va., that will include self-storage as well as office and retail space. The three-story building will feature 50,000 square feet of self-storage, 15,000 square feet of office space and 3,000 square feet of retail space.

Scandic to build new hotel at Norway’s biggest exhibition center in Lilleström 06 May, 2015
Scandic Hotels will open a new hotel in 2018 – Scandic Portalen – at Norway Trade Fairs, in Lilleström. The new 12-storey hotel will offer 220 hotel rooms and 500 m2 of meeting and conference facilities. In addition to the new hotel, the area will include apartments as well as office and retail space. Veidekke has been chosen as the construction company for the project.

Northeast Wood Products plans third pellet plant 06 May, 2015
Northeast Wood Products plans to build a pellet plant with annual capacity of 125,000 t at Jasper (Tennessee, USA). With the two existing plants at Peebles (Ohio) and Ligonier (Indiana), the company’s third plant and further expansion investments will bring total production capacity to more than 400,000 t/year. In September and November 2014, NWP had taken over the pellet-production assets of Tennessee Hardwood Pellets and of Anderson Hardwood. Those lines, with capacities of 120,000 t and 35,000 t/year respectively, are to be dismantled, transferred to the other two sites and recommissioned

Solvay Specialty Polymers launches PEEK expansion in Augusta 06 May, 2015
Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC recently launched an expansion at its Augusta manufacturing facility to install the first world-scale polyether-etherketone (PEEK) resin production unit in the United States and meet growing demand for Solvay’s KetaSpire and AvaSpire ultra-polymers.

College Installs 2.5 MW of Solar 05 May, 2015
Houghton College in New York State completed a 2.5 MW on-site solar energy installation. The system will generate an estimated 3.15 million kWh in its first year of operation and save up to $4.3 million during the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) contract period. The project was designed and built by Borrego Solar Systems and financed by WGL Energy. General Energy Solutions, which provided the 8,568-plus solar panels for the project, was the initial owner of the system, but subsequently sold it to WGL Energy. Houghton was awarded funding through NY-Sun.

Egypt signs $500mn worth of renewables projects 05 May, 2015
Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has signed seven binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) worth $500mn in solar and wind projects. Egypt’s Orascom Construction signed for a 50MW solar project and a 50MW wind project, as did Alfanar of Saudi Arabia. UAE-based Access Power MEA and Sun Infinite of Egypt each agreed to develop 50MW solar projects, Gila Al Tawakol Electrical will develop a 20MW solar power plant. The solar projects are in Binban, Aswan and the wind farms are in Zafarana on the Gulf of Suez. All are on government land.

PSC approves Gulf Power’s wind project 05 May, 2015
Gulf Power received unanimous approval from the Florida Public Service Commission on an agreement that will make the utility a leading purchaser of wind generation among Florida utilities. The project, called Kingfisher Wind (178 MW), will be built in central Oklahoma and is expected to begin commercial operation by the end of the year.

Pattern Energy Announces Acquisition of 150MW Amazon Wind Farm from Pattern Development 05 May, 2015
Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced its acquisition of the 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) project in Indiana from Pattern Energy Group LP for a total cash funding commitment of approximately US$127 million. Upon completion, Pattern Energy will have an owned interest of 116 MW and institutional tax equity investors will acquire the balance. The project has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with Amazon to supply electricity to the electric grids that service Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) datacenters. The farm is expected to start generating power in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Vattenfall starts building 49.5-MW offshore wind farm in UK 05 May, 2015
Vattenfall AB has started offshore construction on the Kentish Flats Extension, a 49.5-MW wind project off the Kent coast, southeastern England. Foundations work on the scheme started on May 2. All wind turbines are scheduled to be installed in the summer and the project is expected to generate first power later in the year. The extension, which will cost more than GBP 150 million to build, will add 15 turbines to the 30 at the existing 90-MW Kentish Flats wind farm.

Tewksbury TM approves $13.1M for water plant 05 May, 2015
Tewksbury’s Town plans to spend $13.1 million in borrowing to renovate the town’s 27-year old water treatment plant. The upgrades to the plant on Merrimac Drive include an additional sludge holding tank, updates to the laboratory and HVAC system, a new emergency generator and filtration system, repairs to masonry and concrete and replacement of windows and doors.

Steel plate fabricator Blastech plans $4.5M expansion in Axis; payroll to more than double Blastech 05 May, 2015
Steel plate fabricator Blastech Mobile LLC plans to build a new 21,000-square-foot facility on its existing Axis site, initiating a two-year expansion plan. Dunn Building Co. is the general contractor for the $4.5 million project. Once the expansion is completed, the Mobile facility will be able to process more than 65,000 steel plates per year. The investment figure also includes the addition of a state-of-the-art plasma burn/cutting bed, state-of-the-art plate rolling machine, two overhead cranes and all associated equipment.

Texas Approves 23 New Road Projects Worth $168 Million 05 May, 2015
The Texas Transportation Commission approved 23 more projects (out of 200 planned projects) encompassing nearly $168 million worth of roadway construction, rehabilitation and restoration. In total, the 200 Proposition 1 projects will result in more than 800 miles of rehabilitated highways; nearly 500 miles of new highway lanes; 114 bridges replaced, widened or rehabilitated; and an additional 159 miles of passing lanes on rural highways.

Isil opens a five-star hotel in Iraq 05 May, 2015
Isil has opened a five-star hotel for its commanders in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The hotel, that offers 262-rooms, is first of its kind in the so-called ‘caliphate.’

IBA Group Opens Branch in Slovakia 05 May, 2015
IBA Group is expanding its activities to the Slovak market. The company has began taking the legal steps required to set up IBA Slovakia in Bratislava and got it up and running at the end of 2014. IBA Slovakia became fully functional by May 1, 2015.

Love’s Opens Its First CNG Site in Georgia 05 May, 2015
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has opened its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling location in Georgia. The site, which is Love’s 12th CNG fueling location, also offers diesel and diesel exhaust fuel (DEF). The travel store chain is working on two more in Oklahoma, one additional site in Texas and its first CNG fueling locations in Arizona, New Mexico and Arkansas.

Commissioning of new $530m SAFCO urea plant slips to late June 05 May, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO) has delayed the start-up of its new 1.1m tonne/year urea plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia by six weeks. The $530m plant is now scheduled to commence production in late June rather than mid-May. The plant is still in the trial operations stage and a few required repairs are being done now to complete testing the performance and efficiency.

Thermaldyne building $19 million industrial waste remediation plant near Port Allen 05 May, 2015
Thermaldyne will spend $19 million to develop an industrial waste remediation plant near Port Allen, United States. The plant will be its first indirect thermal desorption facility and will be in the recently established, 200-acre USA Rail and Terminal Industrial Park. Construction will begin by the third quarter, with an expected completion in the second quarter of 2016.

Novo Nordisk invests 1.5 bn for new facility in Kalundborg, Denmark
Pharmabiz 05 May, 2015
Novo Nordisk is investing 1.5 billion Danish kroner in a new 7,500 m2 facility in Kalundborg, Denmark. The facility will produce active pharmaceutical ingredients for NovoSeven and future products for treating haemophilia. The facility is expected to be approved and fully operational in 2020.

Cemex Philippines completes Apo Cement expansion 05 May, 2015
Cemex Philippines has inaugurated a new PHP3bn cement mill at its Apo Cement plant in Naga City, Cebu on 1 May 2015. The mill increases the capacity of Cemex’s Apo Plant by 1.5Mta. It has also finished the construction of new marine distribution terminals located in Manila, Iloilo, and Davao amounting to a total of PHP1bn.

GICA to increase capacity to 18.5Mta by end-2017 05 May, 2015
Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) will invest DZD154bn to increase its production from 11.5Mta currently up to 18.5Mta by the end of 2017. The investment involves the expansion of two cement plants and two new cement facilities. Expansion work at Chlef and Ain Kebira (Setif) has already been launched, and will allow the group to reach a production capacity of 15.5Mta by the end of 2016. Output at the Ain Kebira works will triple from 1Mta to 3Mta by the end of 2016, while that of the Chlef plant will double from 2Mta to 4Mta. The two new cement plants will be built in the provinces of Bechar and Oum El Bouagh,i and are due to start production by the end of 2017.

First Solar installs 1st panels at 53-MW AGL site in Australia 05 May, 2015
First Solar Inc has installed the first photovoltaic (PV) panels at AGL Energy Ltd’s 53-MW Broken Hill solar park in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. It has also completed all the module-holding posts and brackets, as well as the supporting electrical connection. It is to be completed in late 2015. The Broken Hill is estimated to require a total investment of AUD 150 million. It is part of a AUD-440-million solar plan of power producer AGL. AREAN backed the two projects with AUD 166.7 million.

DPHE installs water plants in Narsingdi
FE 05 May, 2015
Department of Public Health & Engineering (DPHE) has installed a water plant in Narsingdi, Bangladesh at a cost of Tk 180 million. It is expected to be formally inaugurated shortly. Under the project, a surface water treatment plant was set up at Patharghata area on the bank of the Meghna River to supply waters to Narsingdi town through a 35-kilometer pipeline.

$16 Million Wastewater Plant Upgrade On the Horizon 05 May, 2015
The Billings City Council has proposed budget totals $316 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Most of the additional money will be spent on capital improvements. The budget proposal includes $16 million for upgrading the city’s wastewater treatment plant. It also includes plans to expand a concourse at the Billings Logan International Airport, and construct a new 911 dispatch center.

Cargill Pork expands bacon production 05 May, 2015
Cargill Pork recently doubled its bacon production capabilities at its Ottumwa, Iowa processing plant following a recently completed expansion project. Cargill invested more than $25 million in the facility and also dedicated a new $29 million feed mill in Hedrick, Iowa which can produce 350,000 tons of feed annually. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for May 12. Ottumwa pork processing plant sits on a 10-acre site.

TerraForm Power Announces Acquisition of 25 MW of Solar Power Plants From Invenergy 04 May, 2015
TerraForm Power, Inc. TERP announced the acquisition of 25 MW of operating utility-scale solar power plants from Invenergy. The two projects are the Sandringham Solar Energy Center (13 MW), and the Woodville Solar Energy Center (12 MW), located in Ontario, Canada. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.

Enel Green begins construction of 97-MW solar farm in Chile 04 May, 2015
Enel Green Power SpA has initiated construction works on the 97-MW Carrera Pinto solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Chile. The company expects to complete it in the second half of 2016. The construction process will take up an investment of USD 180 million. The power will be delivered to Chile’s Central Region Transmission Network, also known as SIC. The output will be sold under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA. The plant is owned by Parque Solar Carrera Pinto SA. EGP is exploring the possibility of adding more than 100 MW of geothermal power capacity.

Abengoa is Awarded Two New Water Projects in Colombia 04 May, 2015
Abengoa has been selected to construct a waste water treatment plant (164 liters/second) in Madrid (Cundinamarca); and the drinking water treatment and supply system (780 l/s) for the Yopal (Casanare), both in Colombia. The projects are worth €8 million and €21 million respectively. Abengoa will be responsible for the design, supply, construction, assembly and commissioning of the facilities. The Madrid I waste water treatment plant is scheduled to be completed within 10 months, while the Yopal-Casanare project will take 24 months.

Water treatment plant ready by September 04 May, 2015

The new water treatment plant at Drayton Valley is under construction and will be up and running by September. The project was initially budgeted to be around $24.5 million but is now sitting around $27 million. The new water treatment plant will treat water using the membrane technology. The old water treatment plant is able to treat eight million litres a day (MLD) which will go up to 18 MLD with the introduction of the new plant.

UK processor to open plant in Virginia 04 May, 2015
Kelly Turkeys USA, LLC plans to open a poultry production and processing plant in Albemarle County at an investment of $1.4 million, which will process 10,000 turkeys annually over three years. The project is a partnership of the Commonwealth, Albemarle County and Kelly Turkeys USA through the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID). Virginia. Governor approved a $29,000 grant from the AFID Fund and Albemarle County will provide a $29,000 cash match.

Intertek Expands Transportation Technologies Material Testing Capabilities and Capacity in U.S. 04 May, 2015
Intertek has invested in expanded laboratory space and tools to further enhance its material testing capabilities to service multiple industries, including transportation. With these investments, Intertek is able offer customers new and expanded evaluations for chemicals, corrosion, lighting and environmental influences. It has expanded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a new expanded materials lab in Plymouth, Michigan and its Plastics Technology Laboratory in Pittsfield, Mass., has added capabilities.

New hotel at Madinat Jumeirah 04 May, 2015
Jumeirah Group has unveiled the name for Jumeirah’s new hotel at Madinat Jumeirah which is scheduled to open during 2016. The hotel will be known as Jumeirah Al Naseem and will have 430 luxurious rooms and suites, three large swimming pools, as well as private beach access. Two banqueting rooms, each measuring 75 square metres, Madinat Theatre, a kids club; as well as Talise Spa, watersports and Wild Wadi Waterpark

Rotana to open 11 new hotels this year 04 May, 2015
Rotana has announced plans to substantially grow its portfolio in 2015 with the addition of 11 new properties spanning the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey, in addition to its first property in the African market. The new properties – all of which are scheduled to open before the year-end – will add 2,765 rooms to Rotana’s existing 13,359–strong room count across the region. It will open the 100-room Kinshasa Arjaan by Rotana this year in Congo.

Sals opens restaurant on Norway House Cree Nation 04 May, 2015
A Salisbury House restaurant was opened on the main level of the Kinosao Sipi Multiplex, Norway House Cree Nation on May 4. The new Sals Xpress-style restaurant seats 128 people and includes a 48-person private room.

Delta-Energy to begin operations in 5 weeks 04 May, 2015
Delta-Energy is setting up a carbon solids and hydrocarbon recapturing facility on 30 acres of the former International Paper property at Natchez. Operations are expected to start within a month. The company has moved the equipment from its first plant in North Dakota to Natchez for its first line of products and plans to install seven more. It has spent or committed to spend $8 million between the purchase of the property from the county and in improvements, and will expand to $45 million over the next 24 months.

Oil and gas industry investing billions in Ohio infrastructure despite drilling slowdown 04 May, 2015
Investment related to oil and gas, spurred by development in the natural gas-heavy Utica and Marcellus shale plays, has risen about $6 billion since last fall in Ohio. In total, more than $28 billion in projects have been announced. A new project is the ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. A Thai/Japanese partnership last month said it chose eastern Ohio over sites in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Similar multibillion-dollar plants in Appalachia are in limbo.

U.S.$11 Billion Dangote Refinery, Fertilizer Plant Ready in 2017 04 May, 2015
The much awaited $11bn, 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day Dangote refinery and fertilizer plant under construction at the South-East quadrant of the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) will be ready by late next year or early 2017. The state government is in partnership with a Chinese consortium for the development of 3,000 hectares of land in the South-West quadrant of the zone.

Hibbett Sports opens 1,000th store, in Texas 04 May, 2015
Hibbett Sports opened its 1,000th store in Sealey, Texas this month. Texas is now home to 100 Hibbett Sports locations. The company and its subsidiaries operate 1,000 athletic retail stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. The company’s primary retail format is a 5,000-sq.-ft. store located in strip centers and enclosed malls.

Beer Army, Bengel Hospitality to open new restaurant 04 May, 2015
The founder of Beer Army has announced plans to partner with Bengel Hospitality and open a new restaurant and pub in the former Ribeyes location in downtown New Bern. The new eatery, which will open sometime in mid-May, will feature hundreds of craft beers from around the world. It also will serve a menu of burgers, sandwiches and salads.

MidAmerican plans to develop 552MW of wind power projects in Iowa, US 04 May, 2015

MidAmerican Energy is seeking approval from the Iowa Utilities Board, US, for the development of two new 552MW wind farms at a cost of approximately $900m. The company will start construction work on the projects in spring 2016. The projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.

Vestas gets 400 MW order in the United States 04 May, 2015
Vestas Wind Systems has received a 400 megawatt turbine order for a wind project in the United States. The order is for 200 units of the V110-2.0 MW turbine for the Grande Prairie wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska. The order was placed by BHE Renewables, LLC. The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five-year service agreement. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016, with project completion expected by the end of 2016.

Brits Water Treatment Plant to get R578 million upgrade 04 May, 2015
The Brits Water Treatment Plant upgrades are to be finished by 2017. This would increase the capacity to 80 megalitres per day.

Point and Sandwick community wind farm completed 04 May, 2015
The Point and Sandwick Power has completed its wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag, Stornoway, Lewis. 3 community turbines have been installed. The company has a detailed community investment plan and look forward to delivering that over the next 5 years.

Rixos Hotels unveils new hotel in Dubai 04 May, 2015
Rixos Hotels plans to open a new project at Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai, UAE. Construction of the towers started in 2014 and is due for completion in 2016. It will open for the public in Q2 of 2016.

South Africa invests in milk production in Mozambique 04 May, 2015
The Government of South Africa plans to invest 50 million rand in cattle and milk production in Mozambique, Southeast Africa. The funding is spent on the creation of a Milk Processing Centre (Copoleite) and construction of a plant for milk processing as well as the promotion of dairy farming.

Midfield to spend $60m on dairy plant 04 May, 2015
McCain potato factory at Penola, south-eastern South Australia will be transformed to a dairy processing plant at an investment of $60 million by McKenna’s Midfield Group. The capital raising will fund further investment in dairy infrastructure over the next five years with the goal of delivering a $1.00 a kilogram lift in milk solid farmgate returns. Construction of the facility will commence in the second quarter of 2015 and be operational by the middle of next year.

Govt eyes private investment in railways 04 May, 2015
Vietnam Railway Corporation (VRC), in 2011-15 has spend VND7 trillion to upgrade the network and introduce new technologies to manage the operations. By 2020 an estimated VND2 trillion more is needed for continued implementation of these plans and VND60 trillion for 12 projects to modernise the main routes. The railways plans to sell to private firms the right to operate some northern routes and the right to develop transport infrastructure facilities such as unloading equipment, train stabling yards, and warehouses at three stations – Yen Vien (Ha Noi), Dong Dang (Lang Son Province) and Song Than (Binh Duong Province.

PhilPost opens 1st freezer warehouse 04 May, 2015
The Philippine Postal Corp has opened its first specialized warehouse designed to handle temperature-sensitive cargo like medicines and medical supplies and equipment at 845-square-meter in sprawling Surface Mail Exchange Distribution Center in Manila North Harbor, Philippines.

REI to open distribution facility in Goodyear 04 May, 2015
Recreational Equipment will open a distribution facility at Goodyear, Arizona, United States. The company will construct a 400,000-square-foot warehouse along Loop 303 at Camelback Road. The facility is expected to break ground on a 34-acre parcel early next year. The company has brought on Sunbelt Holdings/Merit Partners as developers of the project.

Union Bank Finances N4bn Gas Plant Project 04 May, 2015
Union Bank of Nigeria has signed an N4 billion agreement to finance Egboama Gas Plant owned by PNG Gas Limited. The facility will provide the required funding for the refurbishment and upgrade of gas plant located in Delta State. In addition to producing 101 tons of liquefied petroleum gas per day, the plant is also expected to produce 38 tons of propane gas per day, 750 barrels of natural gas liquids as well as 25 million standard cubic feet of lean gas per day.

Iran to extend its oil, gas pipeline network to 18,000 kilometers 04 May, 2015
Iran plans to extend its oil and gas pipeline network to 18,000 by the Iranian calendar year 1400 (March 2021-March 2022).

Celanese starts work on new VAE emulsions unit in Singapore

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Celanese Corporation has begun the construction of vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions production unit at Jurong Island, Singapore. The unit is expected to begin production by mid-2016.

ONGC eyes overseas corporate buys 03 May, 2015
ONGC eyes overseas corporate acquisitions to strengthen its global presence. The company is looking at the entities which have multiple oil and gas assets. Acquisitions will help ONGC meet its blue print of raising overseas output in phases to 60 million tonnes of oil plus oil-equivalent gas annually by 2030.

Dangote’s Cement Plant to be inaugurated in August 03 May, 2015
Dangote’s largest cement factory is scheduled to kickoff in August, this year at Mtwara, Southeastern Tanzania.

SN Aboitiz 350MW hydropower complex on-track in Ifugao 03 May, 2015
The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the application of SN Aboitiz Power Corp to put up in Ifugao province an integrated hydropower complex with a combined capacity of 350 megawatts. The facilities will be developed under unit SN Aboitiz-Ifugao. The project is composed of three hydropower plants namely the Alimit Hydroelectric with 100MW target capacity, Olilicon Hydroelectric with 10 MW, and Alimit Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric with 240MW.

Moevenpick new hotel opening in Marrakech 03 May, 2015
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts will open the Movenpick Hotel & Palais Des Congres, Marrakech at Morocco, Africa. Soft opening will be done in Q4 2015. Owned by Kuwait’s Al Ajial Asset Fund, the 501-room five-star property will complete an extensive renovation and expansion programme, costing approximately US$69 million, before reopening under the Movenpick Hotels & Resorts brand

New Meijer store opens in Alpena 03 May, 2015
A new Meijer store has opened on April 30, 2015 in northeast Lower Michigan, Midwestern United States. The new Alpena Meijer, a 190,000-square-foot supercenter with gas station, is located at 1251 M-32 West.

Kroger to build 11 new Indy area stores 03 May, 2015
Kroger will build 11 new stores at Indianapolis, U.S. state of Indiana and expand or remodel 22 others in a massive growth plan that will cost $465 million. The expansion plan began last year and runs through 2017. Kroger will also build a 7,000-square-foot regional training center in Indianapolis.

Atuabo gas plant resumes operations 03 May, 2015
The Ghana National Gas Company’s (Ghana Gas) Atuabo Gas Processing Plant has started full service following completion of the requisite works. Subsequent supply to the downstream off-takers began the same day.

Barbados exploring for oil and natural gas 03 May, 2015
Barbados has signed an agreement with BHP Billiton for licences to explore two offshore tracts for oil and natural gas.

Govt to construct water plants 03 May, 2015
Government of Zambia plans to construct a water treatment plant at Chitimukulu area, Mungwi district, Zambia.

Baidu to open e-commerce platform Baidu Mall 02 May, 2015
Baidu, China’s leading search engine is set to open its e-commerce platform Baidu Mall soon, which will integrate both its online and offline resources and focus on middle-to-high-end brands, reports Tencent’s tech news portal.

SLO County Food Bank building new warehouse 02 May, 2015
The San Luis Obispo County Food Bank plans to build a new warehouse at Kendall road in San Luis Obispo, United States. The ground breaking on the site will be held this June or July and hope to be moved in by summer of 2016.

Holcim Philippines to invest US$40m towards expansion 01 May, 2015
Holcim Philippines has targeted an investment of US$40m over a three-year period to increase cement production capacity. The investment will mainly finance the ‘debottlenecking’ of existing facilities by bringing production capacity up to 10Mt/yr by 2017.

Abengoa and Egypt sign MoU to develop solar power projects 01 May, 2015

Abengoa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Egypt to cooperate in the development of the national renewable energy industry. The parties will work together in the development of solar thermal electricity and photovoltaic projects in Egypt. Egypt intends to generate about 20% or 12 GW of its total power from renewables by 2022, of which about half is planned to be solar. About $9bn to $10bn in foreign investments will be required to install 6GW of solar capacity.

Ameresco to build 15-MW solar plant at Fort Detrick 01 May, 2015
Ameresco Inc has won a contract to build a 15-MW solar facility at the Fort Detrick Army installation in Frederick, Maryland. The company will own, operate and maintain the facility, selling the output to Fort Detrick over a 25-year period, at or below utility rates. Ameresco is to install over 60,000 solar panels by March 2016. The project, awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, supports the Army’s goal of deploying 1 GW of renewable energy by 2025.

Berkshire unit says it plans to build Nebraska wind farm 01 May, 2015
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. plans to build a 400-megawtt wind farm in northeast Nebraska, United States and sell all the power to Omaha Public Power District. Construction is expected to begin this summer on the site and to be finished next year.

Wastewater plant construction begins 01 May, 2015
River City Construction of Ashland is finishing up the first phase of concrete installation by 6th May 2015, and anticipated making the second pour 8th May, 2015. It has submitted its initial pay estimate for the water treatment plant in the amount of $548,320.

New waste water treatment plant opens in Chavies 01 May, 2015
A new waste water treatment plant is planned in Chavies, Perry County. The two and a half million dollar project will soon expand down Highway 28 toward Chavies Elementary School

American Water to acquire North Jersey wastewater treatment plant 01 May, 2015
American Water Corporate has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the Environmental Disposal Corp. (EDC), which provides wastewater service to the more than 5,300 customer accounts in Bedminster and Bernards townships in New Jersey. In addition, EDC provides retail wastewater treatment to the boroughs of Far Hills, Peapack, Gladstone and portions of Bedminster, outside EDC’s service territory, on the basis of long-term contracts. American Water has filed a petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and said it will complete the acquisition upon approval.

Brazil’s CPFL Renovaveis wins contract for 26-MW hydro plant 01 May, 2015
CPFL Energias Renovaveis has secured a 25-year power supply contract for its 26.5-MW Boa Vista II hydroelectric project at Brazil’s latest auction for new energy. With the new plant, to be installed in Minas Gerais state, CPFL Renovaveis has accumulated a contracted capacity of 2,135 MW on the regulated and free markets, including 449.5 MW in small hydro plants and 1,314 MW in wind projects.

Heavy-Duty portable skidder bridge to be built in Milton 01 May, 2015
The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD) received funding through the Vermont-wide Vermont Association of Conservation Districts’ Portable Skidder Bridge program to build a new heavy-duty portable skidder bridge that will be available for rent at Cyr Lumber in Milton. Loggers are invited to participate in the workshop on May 8th, 2015 to not only familiarize themselves with portable skidder bridges, but also with the rental programs and assistance that exists throughout Vermont in installing them.

2 new hotels now open in downtown Tuscaloosa 01 May, 2015
Hilton’s two hotels have been opened in just the past two months, and a third is in the works. Plans are in works for a hotel at the intersection of Greensboro Avenue and Jack Warner Parkway, across from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Plans for the Hotel Indigo location will likely go before the Tuscaloosa City Council later this month. If approved, construction would start this Summer, with a targeted opening date in Summer 2016. Tuscaloosa location will have five floors and 91 rooms, with a rooftop lounge, restaurant, small market and boardroom

Enterprise to build new pipeline to Houston 01 May, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners plans a new 416 mile, 24 in. dia. pipeline to transport crude oil and condensate from the company’s Midland, Texas terminal to its Sealy storage facility west of Houston. The new pipeline will link to Enterprise’s ECHO terminal through an interconnect with the Rancho II pipeline, which is scheduled to be in service in July 2015. The 416 mile pipeline will have the capability to provide up to 540 000 BPD of take-away capacity for growing volumes of crude oil, and condensate from the Permian Basin. Service is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017.

HP Opens New Innovation Centre 01 May, 2015
Hewlett Packard has opened a new 87,000 sq ft Innovation Centre in Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland.

Construction starts at new restaurant site on Davis 01 May, 2015
Evanston restaurants plans to open a restaurant at 1026 Davis St., United States by next January. A groundbreaking ceremony has been held on 01 May, 2015. The restaurant will house a bar with a small retro arcade room along with a rooftop dining terrace and beer garden. The building will also have an 4,000 square feet of ground floor retail space available for lease. The development team includes Myefski Architects of Evanston, builders LG Development Group of Chicago and designer A.DeLane Design of Evanston.

Dreamworks, Time Warner to build world’s biggest theme park in Zhuhai 01 May, 2015
Construction has been started on a theme park in Zhuhai in Guangdong province, funded by a US$32 billion joint investment from Time Warner and DreamWorks Studios. Construction will be divided into three stages. The first stage of the project, which involves an investment of 80 billion yuan, has already been approved. The park will occupy 10 square kilometers, and Chinese state-owned hydropower engineering and construction firm Sinohydro will build the basic infrastructure for the park.

Entergy plans to build new power generating station in western portion of service area 01 May, 2015
Entergy Texas, Inc. intends to request proposals for capacity and energy, including proposals requiring the construction of a high-efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine generating plant in the western portion of Entergy Texas’ service area. The RFP is expected to be issued in June. Proposals are expected as early as October 2015. Any new-build generation resulting from the RFP is expected to be completed by 2021. Contracts for power from existing plants could begin as soon as 2017.

DuPont increases Zytel production capacity at local plant 01 May, 2015
DuPont Co. has increased the production of synthetic materials by 10 percent at its Spruance plant in Chesterfield, UK. The company plans to continue to extend and expand the portfolio of (Zytel HTN) resins by working with their customers to create new solutions for ever-more challenging applications and environments.

Developer proposing e-commerce center in Coliseum Central 01 May, 2015
An “e-commerce center” is planned at Aberdeen Road and Todds Lane, in Hampton, Virginia. The development will be privately financed. The building will include about 50,000 square feet of storage, 15,000 square feet of office space and 3,000 square feet of retail. Offices on the third floor will be about 400 to 600 square feet each. A proposal has been planned for second such storage facility in Coliseum Central. Construction on the project has not yet begun

Detroit Bikes to open flagship store 01 May, 2015
Detroit Bikes plans to open its first retail location, named Detroit Bikes 1216 after its address on Griswold Street, Detroit. The 1,200 square-foot will showcase the bicycles. The facility will open early next month. Detroit Bikes 1216 is located on the ground floor of the Albert apartment building in Capitol Park.

Victorian Government to invest $257m in regional rail network 01 May, 2015
Victorian Government is set to invest $257m in developing new regional rail carriages and infrastructure to increase capacity across the regional network. The new state budget will provide funding for 21 new VLocity carriages to serve an additional 1,500 V/Line passengers every day. The new investment will also see a new maintenance and stabling yard in Waurn Ponds. The construction of VLocity carriages is expected to start in mid-2016 and the first carriage is scheduled to start service by late 2017. The construction will be completed by the end of 2018.

Japan’s Orix to start work on 55-MW Niigata solar park in June 30 Apr, 2015
Orix Corp will start construction of a 54.6 MW solar park in Niigata City in June. The park in Yotsugoya will have over 205,900 photovoltaic (PV) modules. Completion is planned for June 2018.

100-MW solar power unit to be inaugurated soon 30 Apr, 2015
The Lahore government has set up the Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park in Lahore. A 100-megawatt unit at the park will be inaugurated soon. The government has financed the project from its own resources. A 900-megawatt solar power project is being established with Chinese assistance. Work on the project will be completed in the beginning of 2016. Plans to generate 3,600 megawatts using LNG in the Punjab had been finalized. The Punjab government would finance the project from its own resources.

Vortex energy constructing 140 MW in Poland 30 Apr, 2015
Vortex energy has acquired the rights for three Polish wind farms with a capacity totalling 140 MW. The wind farms are being built on a former brown coal extraction area. Project development company Vortex energy Polska (link is external) has acquired Konin Wiatr Energia (KWE). KWE is a joint venture established by the project development company Global Wind Energy (link is external) and the Polish brown coal mine operator PAK Kopalni Wegla Brunatnego Konin (link is external). Upon acquisition, vortex energy takes over the three planned wind farms Kazimierz Biskupi, Jozwin 2A and Jozwin 2B. Kazimierz Biskupi wind farm has been scheduled to go operational at the beginning of 2017. The Jozwin 2A and 2B wind farms will probably be commissioned in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Total capacity of the three wind farms will be 140 MW. KWE has already carried out geological/land surveying and environmental studies as well as wind measurements. Vortex energy will analyse raw data obtained from wind measurements and results from the already completed surveys; afterwards, they will commence the process of obtaining further administrative permits and, consequently, the construction process itself.

Bartlesville building $2 million in warehouse and other improvements for Springs Global bedding products firm 30 Apr, 2015
The Bartlesville Development Authority approved a plan to construct a new 50,000 square foot warehouse for Springs Global US Inc. to be leased to the manufacturing facility that’s been creating bedding products in the Bartlesville Industrial Park plant for 16 years. The development authority’s approved construction of a $1.6 million warehouse adjacent to the existing 100,000-square-foot Springs plant. The plan includes an additional $400,000 in infrastructure improvements to extend the street and bring utilities to the new building, opening 15 acres of inaccessible land for future development.

EUR 5 billion to be invested in railways 30 Apr, 2015
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Development will invest EUR 5 billion on rail transport between 2014 and 2020. Poland is expected to receive EUR 4.14 billion from the EU’s “Connecting Europe Facilit” program and would aim to modernize at least 522 km of railway on TEN-T routes (Trans-European Transport Networks) by 2020.

Movenpick to open 10 new hotels in Middle East 30 Apr, 2015
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts will boost its Middle East portfolio by more than 10 hotels over the next five years. The company will increase its foothold to 40-plus properties, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman and also plans to boost the firm’s Saudi Arabia portfolio from nine to 13 properties by 2017. Two hotels will open this year, one in Riyadh and the other in Jeddah, while Movenpick’s third property in Al Khobar, the 270-key Movenpick Residences Al Khobar, will open next year. This will be followed in 2017 with the opening of the 353-room Movenpick Hotel Financial District Riyadh, located in King Abdullah Financial District. The company is currently in negotiations with various owners with a view to adding five more upscale properties in various locations across the kingdom. The company recently announcing plans for two more Dubai properties – the 251-key Movenpick Hotel Dubai Media City and 246-key Movenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai, both of which will open in 2017, taking its portfolio in the emirate from six to eight properties.

Natural gas expands in Mine Hill 30 Apr, 2015
New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), based in Wall Township, has agreed to extend its natural gas lines on specified streets. The list of streets in the current expansion plan includes Hurd Street from St. Mary’s Cemetery to approximately house numbers 106 or 115. New gas lines will be installed the entire length of Alan, Valley View, Alan Court, Xenia, James, West Randolph and Randolph Avenue from No. 137 to West Randolph. The Valley View-Alan Lane-Randolph Avenue section will be phase one and Hurd Street will be phase two. Work is expected to begin in July or August and to be completed by Halloween and each road will take four to six weeks.

Libya Holdings Group to acquire Libyan Cement Company 29 Apr, 2015
Libya Holdings Group (LHG) is to acquire a majority stake in Libyan Cement Company through a special purpose acquisition vehicle. The LHG sponsored vehicle will acquire a controlling interest in Libyan Cement Company from QuadraCir Group (QuadraCir). Under the terms of the acquisition, LHG and its co-investors intend to invest in the cement producer to stabilise operations and increase cement production capacity to over 3Mt/yr.

Oman Cement’s new mill to be completed by Q4 29 Apr, 2015
The installation of a new cement mill at the Rusayl complex of Oman Cement Company will be completed by the fourth quarter of this year. The cement silos and bulk dispatches is currently under installation. The plant will increase production by an additional 150 tonnes per hour following the completion of the new expansion.

Beryllium Opens New Research Facility in Bedford 29 Apr, 2015
Beryllium has opened its new 24,000 square foot research facility in Bedford, Massachusetts with 15,000 square feet of laboratory space.

Armenia plans to commission up to 70 megawatt solar power stations by 2025 29 Apr, 2015
Armenia plans to commission up to 70 MW solar power stations by 2025. The Asian Development Bank has financed a study to choose the most suitable equipment for production of solar energy and the best locations. Construction of the first photovoltaic power plant with 30 MW capacity is scheduled to start in Armenia until 2016.

Vestas wins 78MW deal in United States 29 Apr, 2015
Vestas has been awarded an unconditional order for a 78MW project in the US from Sempra Gas and Power. The contract is for 38 V110 2MW low wind turbines to go to the Black Oak Getty wind project in Stearns County, Minnesota. The project will be commissioned in Q2 2016. The deal includes a 20-year-year service agreement. It is also set to supply V110 turbines for the 82MW Odell project in Minnesota.

ESB partners with Coriolis Energy to develop nine wind power projects in UK 29 Apr, 2015
Ireland Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has formed a development partnership with Coriolis Energy to set up nine wind power projects in the UK. Projected power generation capacity of the developments will be up to 400MW. The firms are likely to spend approximately £600m on the proposed projects. First of the nine onshore wind energy facilities is expected to be commissioned by 2019. The firms will also explore new sites for onshore wind power developments throughout the UK.

Dominion Virginia Power awards contract to Fluor for 1,600MW combined-cycle power plant 29 Apr, 2015
Dominion Virginia Power has awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract to Fluor, to develop a 1,600 MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County, Virginia, US with the estimated investment of more than $1bn. The combined-cycle facility will comprise of three gas-fired combustion turbines and a steam turbine. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in mid- 2016, which is subject to approvals from Virginia State Corporation Commission and environmental approvals. Texas-based Fluor will design the facility at its engineering office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The power station will be built on a 1,143-acre site on the Greensville and Brunswick County line in the southern parts of the state. Commissioning of the natural gas-fired facility is likely to be in 2019.

Twisted Colossus to Open May 23 29 Apr, 2015
Six Flags Magic Mountain plans to open Twisted Colossus on May 23. Trains have been mounted on the track. Two-train tests are expected to start within a few days.

Industrial park set for a £50m redevelopment 29 Apr, 2015
Celsius Parc is investing £50m in the refurbishment of a dilapidated industrial estate over the next three years. The regenerated site has eight acres of development space which is suitable for warehousing, food processing, food packing and coldstore operations.

X5 Retail Group Announces Opening Of 5,000th Store 29 Apr, 2015
X5 Retail Group opened its 5,000th store. The new store trades under the Pyaterochka banner. The new store, which boasts selling space of around 1,000 square metres, is located in Moscow’s Southern Administrative Area. The adjacent territory of 10,000 square metres will be used for the construction of a modern recreation area, including a children’s playground, a rollerdrome and a public park with over 500 trees. The opening of this recreation area is scheduled for 1 July

Superdrug announces plans to open 100 new stores by 2018 29 Apr, 2015
Superdrug Stores plans to add 100 more stores to new locations across UK as well as developing existing stores within Superdrug’s store portfolio.

Construction Underway on New Hospital in Monroe County 29 Apr, 2015
St. Luke’s University Health Network broke ground on a new hospital in Bartonsville on 27 April, 2015. Once complete, the hospital will have a full service emergency room, surgical services, and more than 100 private patient rooms. The hospital’s emergency room will be able to treat 60,000 patients a year. Work on the new hospital is expected to take the next 18 months. During construction, St. Luke’s plans to widen the stretch of Route 611 near the hospital. Construction will be completed by the fall of 2016.

Plastics plant coming to River Ridge 29 Apr, 2015
D.A. Inc. plans to develop a 38,000 square foot plant at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Southern Indiana. The total investment in the project is estimated at $10.6 million, including the land purchase, building construction and new equipment. The project was announced on 27th April, 2015 at a ground-breaking on the company’s new site in the commerce park. The project is being developed in cooperation with One Southern Indiana, the Indiana Economic Development Corp., operators of River Ridge and the city of Charlestown.

Qatar opens Jetty Boil-off Gas Recovery Project 29 Apr, 2015
Qatar has opened its $1 billion Jetty Boil-off Gas Recovery Project (JBOG), which will capture enough gas to power 175,000 cars or 300,000 homes per year. The project will also allow Qatar to recover the 821,000 cubic metres of gas.

City begins engineering research for new water treatment plant 29 Apr, 2015
Morris is planning a new water treatment plant for the municipal water system. The Morris City Council approved approximately $67,000 in expenses to engineering firm Bolton and Menk to begin preliminary work and gather data needed to design a new plan. State funding for water projects is typically allocated in late summer. Communities authorize engineers to design a project in August or September so it can be submitted to the state by March. If approved, projects can be bid late in the spring.

Megaworld to open 2 new hotels in 2015 29 Apr, 2015
Megaworld is opening two new hotels this year in its two townships in Metro Manila and Iloilo. Richmonde Hotel Iloilo will open June 2015. It will occupy 8 levels of the 12-storey Richmonde Tower in the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City with 151 guest rooms. By second half of the year, another hotel will open in the 25-hectare Newport City. In the next 5 years, both companies will be expanding to an additional 10,000 new hotel rooms, all of which will be in Megaworld’s township developments.

Cepsa Opens its First Asian Petro-Chemical Plant in China 29 Apr, 2015
Cepsa has inaugurated its first petro-chemical plant in Asia, and fourth outside Spain, in Shanghai. The new plant produces phenol, acetone and cumene. The plant, construction of which began in 2011, was built at a cost of $300 million. It has the capacity to produce annually 275,578 tons of phenol, 150,000 tons of acetone and 360,000 tons of cumene.

Microsoft to open retail store at Easton 29 Apr, 2015
Microsoft plans to opens a store at Easton Town Center, Ohio. The opening date is not yet announced. The Easton store will have 2,650 square feet of retail space. The store will be located inside the Station Building, near the AMC theater, Ohio. The company currently has more than 100 stores in the United States and Canada and plans to open more than a dozen soon.

Hyundai to build P1.2-B logistics center in Laguna 29 Apr, 2015
Hyundai is spending a total of P1.2 billion for its new logistics center in Laguna. The firm has so far spent P700 million for the first phase of the Hyundai Logistics Center which covers the stockyard warehouse, parts warehouse and a portion of the planned training academy. The second phase, which would involve P500 million worth of investments, would cover a 12-story office, a car museum, a center for climate change and facilities for the training academy. The first phase has been completed, while construction of the second phase is expected to start early next year.

Two new restaurants will open at Sixfields in Northampton later this year 29 Apr, 2015
A new Mexican and American-themed restaurant are set to open in Northampton. Northampton’s first Chiquito restaurant will open at the start of July. The Group is currently building a new premises on the site of the former Red Hot Buffet in Sixfields, Northampton. The company is also planning to open a Coast 2 Coast restaurant on the same site in July.

India plans US $ 300mn industrial textile park near Ho Chi Minh City 29 Apr, 2015
India is preparing to establish a US $ 300 million industrial park for apparel and textile material production near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

SunEdison Completes Two New Solar Power Plants In Ontario Totaling 35.7 Megawatts 28 Apr, 2015
SunEdison, Inc. has interconnected the 17.8 megawatt (MW) DC Solar Spirit and the 17.9 MW DC Bruining solar power plants, both located in Ontario. The solar power plants will provide clean energy to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) through a 20-year feed-in-tariff agreement. The Solar Spirit solar power plant was purchased by BluEarth Renewables, and the Bruining solar power plant was purchased by Firelight Infrastructure Partners. Operation and maintenance of the plants will be performed by SunEdison Services.

Trina Solar signs deal to build solar project in Hefei Xinzhan General Pilot Zone of China 28 Apr, 2015
Trina Solar has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Administrative Committee of the Hefei Xinzhan General Pilot Zone to set up distributed generation (DG) solar power and related projects of up to 300MW capacity in Hefei, Anhui Province in China. Under the initial phase of the project, the partners will undertake a 30MW commercial rooftop development. Trina Solar will start construction on this project in the second quarter the year.

Innovative sewage treatment plant nears commissioning 28 Apr, 2015
The innovative three-stage biological sewage treatment process at Nottingham’s Stoke Bardolph wastewater treatment works has been developed by Severn Trent Water (STW) together with design and build subcontractor NMCNomenca and Paques. The project is now approaching final commissioning.

IDT opens molecular biology R&D facility in Redwood City 28 Apr, 2015
Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) opens its new facility in Redwood City, California. The 8,000 square foot building houses state-of-the-art labs that will allow IDT scientists to maximize the company’s world-class custom oligonucleotide manufacturing capability. This new Center of Excellence for research and development keeps IDT on the cutting edge of innovation in molecular biology applications, particularly qPCR, next generation sequencing (NGS), and synthetic biology (SynBio).

SPI Announces Launch of B2B E-Commerce Platform 28 Apr, 2015
Solar Power, Inc. unveiled, its innovative business-to-business (“B2B”) e-commerce platform offering a wide range of PV products for both upstream and downstream suppliers and customers.

DGI Supply Launches New E-Commerce Site 28 Apr, 2015
DGI Supply has launched their new E-Commerce website ( for U.S. customers, and for Canadian customers). DGI Supply’s new website features over 100,000 in stock products for immediate shipment and also includes a fully integrated sourcing module (SourceIT) that allows customers to request quotes and place orders on special or hard to find products online.

Nigerian firm plans hydro power plants to supply 4000mw 28 Apr, 2015
The Niger Delta Power Holding Company’s (NDPHC) second phase of the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs), which will concentrate on building hydro power generation plants, will add 4000 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Nigeria’s generation profile. In addition to its board’s approval of the construction of the 1,030MW Mambilla hydro power project and 16 other identified medium and small hydro power projects, the second phase of the NIPPs would also include the construction of critical transmission projects that would enable the country wheel over 20,000MW of electricity generated from existing and new power stations to distribution networks across the country.

Megaworld to open 2 new hotels in 2015 29 Apr, 2015
Megaworld is opening two new hotels this year in its two townships in Metro Manila and Iloilo. Richmonde Hotel Iloilo will open June 2015. It will occupy 8 levels of the 12-storey Richmonde Tower in the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City with 151 guest rooms. By second half of the year, another hotel will open in the 25-hectare Newport City. In the next 5 years, both companies will be expanding to an additional 10,000 new hotel rooms, all of which will be in Megaworld’s township developments.

Hilton to open new Waikiki hotel 28 Apr, 2015
Hilton Worldwide will transform the Ohana Waikiki West into Hawaii’s first Hilton Garden Inn hotel. The 623-room hotel will open in early 2016 after extensive renovation. The Hilton Garden Inn, at 2330 Kuhio Ave., will be managed by Evolution Hospitality. Redevelopment of the Ohana Waikiki West, built in 1970, already is underway. Guest rooms will be redeveloped to include family suites at poolside, and maximization of view planes.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Opens New Specialty Care Center in Plainsboro 28 Apr, 2015
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) opened a 25,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center on the campus of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. The new facility also offers new services and amenities including physical therapy, occupational therapy and rehab gyms, speech therapy, auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing, and diagnostic X-ray services. The space provides an additional 15,000 square feet, with the ability to expand to 100,000 square feet to allow for future program growth.

Romania and Bulgaria plan building two new bridges over Danube 28 Apr, 2015
Romania and Bulgaria will implement feasibility studies for two new bridges the two countries intend to build together across the Danube, linking Turnu Magurele (Romania) to Nicopole (Bulgaria), and Calarasi (Romania) to Silistra (Bulgaria) respectively. The pre-feasibility study that was done last year showed that the total estimated value of the investment project could reach up to 208.9 million Euro. Romania intends to draw 439 million Euro for its 12 counties riparian to the Danube, funds to be invested in projects that will be part of the Danube Strategy.

Dangote To Invest N500bn In Two 550km Gas Pipeline 28 Apr, 2015
Dangote Group plans to invest about N500 billion in the construction of two sub-sea 550-kilometer gas pipelines in Nigeria. The laying of the pipes is expected to begin before the end of the year, and the first pipeline should be ready by the middle of 2017. The gas pipeline project which will run from the oil producing regions of the Niger Delta to Lagos State, is expected to be co-financed by the International Finance Corporation, IFC, and global private equity firms – Carlyle Group LP and Blackstone Group LP.

ADM to add soy crushing at North Dakota, Ontario plants 28 Apr, 2015
Archer Daniels Midland Co will add soybean crushing flexibility at its plants at Enderlin, North Dakota, and Windsor, Ontario. The company plans to begin processing soybeans at its Enderlin plant in June and finish work at the Windsor facility in the fourth quarter.

Bongo Productions plans two new restaurants 28 Apr, 2015
Bongo Productions plans to open two new restaurants. The first will be on Jefferson Street in a new mixed-use project being developed by DJ Wootson of Titus Young Real Estate and the second will open in a new commercial building at 2225, 10th Avenue South, in the Belmont-Waverly neighborhood.

Amtek Auto gains on plan to acquire various group companies of Asahi Tec Corporation
Livemint 28 Apr, 2015
Amtek Auto (AAL) has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Japan based Asahi Tec Corporation to acquire its various group companies which are engaged in the business of Iron Casting, Forging and Machining. The transaction will be completed through the overseas subsidiary of AAL. The acquired companies have various manufacturing facilities located in Japan, Thailand and China having long standing relationships with blue chip OEM.

NTDC connects 50MW wind power plant with national grid 28 Apr, 2015
National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDCL) has connected 50MW wind power plant with national grid by constructing 9.5 Km 132 kV double circuit transmission line in sea area of Gharo Wind Cluster. For dispersal of power, NTDCL is going to construct 220 kV Grid Station Jhampir with capacity of 750 MVA Auto Transformer and Two 220 kV double circuit Transmission lines, one from New Jhampir to Tando Muhammad Khan Road Hyderabad and other one from Jhampir to Gharo.

Aus Paper opens Maryvale recycled mill 28 Apr, 2015
Production has begun at Australian Paper’s $90m Maryvale recycled paper mill. Maryvale’s opening comes two months after the company decided to shut down the Shoalhaven specialty paper mill. The mill will turn 80,000 tonnes of waste paper into 50,000 tonnes of pulp every year. So far it is only producing copy paper but will soon expand to the commercial printing and envelope markets. The price tag includes funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation of $9.9m, Federal Government funding of $9.5m, as well as Victorian Government help.

Yamaha opens first motorcycle plant in Pakistan 28 Apr, 2015
Yamaha Motor Co has announced that construction of the Yamaha Motor Pakistan (YMPK) motorcycle manufacturing factory, which began in April 2014, is complete. The new factory, with a total floor area of 17,000 square metres, is located in the Bin Qasim industrial park in Karachi City, and has commenced operation. In 2015, the first year of production, the new factory is expected to produce 30,000 units, and will target production between 300,000 to 400,000 units by 2020.

Hempel Paints opens largest Middle East showroom in Riyadh 28 Apr, 2015
Coatings company Hempel Paints has opened its showroom in Riyadh. The company plans opening new showrooms across Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh showroom spans 1,000 sqm, and four more showrooms will be opened in the country.

PERC could complete first solar farm by next March 27 Apr, 2015
PetroEnergy Resources Corporation (PERC) could complete its 50 MW solar power venture by March 2016. It is conducting environmental impact studies, grid impact study (GIS) and conceptual engineering design for the project. PERC is also in the process of screening engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors for the project. PERC is also developing a 50-megawatt wind farm in Nabas, Aklan, through PetroWind Energy, of which it owns 40 percent.

El Paso Electric seeks approval for $46.7M solar project at Fort Bliss 27 Apr, 2015
El Paso Electric has selected SunPower Corp., to build a $46.7 million, 20-megawatt solar plant project on Fort Bliss, and the utility has begun the process of getting approvals to build the plant from Texas and New Mexico regulators. It would pay SunPower $42.1 million to build the solar plant. In addition, the utility will pay $1.6 million for fund costs during construction, and about $3 million in costs to connect the plant to the company’s electric grid. It is expected to be built and begin operating in early 2016.

Poyry wins Oman independent power plant project 27 Apr, 2015
Oman’s Musandam Power Company has awarded Pöyry with the owner’s engineer services assignment for the 120 MW Musandam IPP (Independent Power Plant) Project at Tibat, Wilayat Bukha. The assignment includes the design review of the EPC contractor documentation as well as technical and site supervision services. Lead developer Oman Oil Company and its partner LG International Corporation are setting up this IPP. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter, 2016.

Army seeks input on building biofuel power plant on Oahu 27 Apr, 2015
The U.S. Army is seeking the public’s feedback on developing a power plant on Oahu. The Army would lease 8.13 acres of land for the “Schofield Generation Station Project,” a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant that would be constructed, owned, operated and maintained by Hawaiian Electric. The plant would also provide a backup source of power during power outages for Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Field Station Kunia

New biogas CHP unit launched by ENER-G 27 Apr, 2015
UK firm ENER-G has launched a new sub-200 kWth combined heat and power (CHP) unit. The ENER-G E200 biogas CHP unit provides a thermal output of 195 kWth together with an electrical output of 205 kWe at a total efficiency rating of 77.1%. It is based on a turbo-charged MAN engine.

Gift retailer opens first region store 27 Apr, 2015
Paper Source Inc., a Chicago-based company, is opening its first Sacramento region location. The 3,418-square-foot store at the Fountains at Roseville will open on May 1. Paper Source offers stationery, gift wrap, invitation designs and gift items such as tote bags and kitchenware.

Ethiopia: Awassa Textile to Commence Expansion Through 168m Br Loan 27 Apr, 2015
Awassa Textile S.C. is to undertake a 168 million Birr expansion project in its plant in one month through a loan agreement that it concluded on April 17, 2015 with the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE). 134 million Birr will be used on capital expenditure, while the remaining sum is for working capital. After five or six months, when the expansion project is finalised with the procurement and installation of new textile machinery, its production capacity is expected to double and reach eight tonnes of textile production daily.

SPIE Opens northern hub in Manchester 27 Apr, 2015
SPIE, leader in electrical and mechanical engineering has opened a northern hub in the Venus Building near the intu Trafford Centre. It has six offices across the north west. The Venus Building is a modern, 8,500m2 structure, developed by Peel Holdings with a glazed atrium, a landmark sculpture and water feature.

Mediclinic Middle East Plans to Build New General Hospital in Dubai 27 Apr, 2015
Mediclinic Middle East plans to construct a new general hospital – Mediclinic Parkview Hospital on Umm Suqeim Road in Dubai at an approximate cost of AED700 million. The hospital will have an initial capacity of 150+ beds and six operating theatres and is to be operational at the end of 2018. Oncology service will be housed at the new wing of Mediclinic City Hospital due for completion in mid-2016.

Akron Children’s Hospital to open new units 27 Apr, 2015
Akron Children’s Hospital in northeast Ohio is nearly ready to open a $180 million addition that includes a larger emergency department and a new care unit for critically ill newborns. The new ER and outpatient surgery center are scheduled to begin taking patients on May 5. Also opening then is the new neonatal intensive care unit. The expansion also includes a delivery unit for high-risk babies.

Qatari Diar plans two new hotels in North Africa 27 Apr, 2015
Real estate group Qatari Diar has partnered hotel operator Minor Hotel Group (MHG) to develop two new Anantara resorts in North Africa, to open in 2017. Anantara Tozeur Resort in Tozeur will offer 93 luxurious guest rooms and villas. Also under development is Anantara Al Houara Tangier Resort, offering 230 keys, in northern Morocco. The hotel will be part of the extensive Al Houara project.

Iran petchem firm plans $1bn development 27 Apr, 2015
Iran’s Persian Gulf Holding Company plans to invest €1 billion in development before 12 months. By 2018 the company will attain 100 per cent of its production capacity.

South Korean group starts spinning mill in Costa Rica 27 Apr, 2015
SAE-A Spinning began operations of its spinning plant in Cartago province, Costa Rica at an investment of around $35 million. The new SAE-A plant will produce cotton yarn for export, primarily to North and South America countries. The opening of the South Korean plant follows the announcement by Canadian brand Gildan Activewear to set up a plant in the province of Guanacaste.

Dubai Confirms 800 MW Expansion For Iconic Solar Power Project 27 Apr, 2015
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority have initiated the third phase of its iconic Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Solar Park. The first phase involved the installation of 13 MW capacity and the second phase tender of 100 MW capacity and expected to be commissioned by 2017. It plans to have an installed capacity of 1 GW at the solar park by 2019. The solar park will be expanded to have an installed capacity of 3 GW by 2030.

KP govt plans 2 solar power projects for 200 villages 27 Apr, 2015
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Energy and Power Department will launch two solar power projects by spending Rs550 million in 2015. Installation of the two projects will start in coming June at a cost of Rs300 million for central and southern districts and Rs250 million in northern districts.

A2Sea to install turbines at Dong’s 258-MW Burbo Bank Extension 27 Apr, 2015
A2Sea A/S has been awarded a contract by Dong Energy A/S to install the turbines at the Danish state-owned utility’s 258-MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in west of the 90-MW Burbo Bank wind farm in Liverpool Bay, UK. The Danish offshore wind installation company will start erecting the 32 MHI Vestas 8-MW turbines at the site in the autumn of 2016. It is scheduled to be fully commissioned by 2017. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will start serial manufacturing of the 32 machines for the project in the second quarter of 2015.

Gamesa to build 220 MW in Egypt 27 Apr, 2015
Gamesa has signed a contract for the turnkey construction of the 220 MW Gulf of El Zayt wind farm on the Egyptian Red Sea coast, where it will install 110 of its G80-2.0 MW turbines, totalling. The company will provide operations and maintenance services for three years. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned during the second half of 2017.

Seven Seas Launches UK ecommerce Store 27 Apr, 2015
The iconic brand’s famous products can be purchased on a twenty-four hour basis via the newly launched Seven Seas Shop: The website will greatly benefit busy people who are looking for a single site to buy their entire vitamin and supplement supplies.

China company to build $2bn refinery in Russia 27 Apr, 2015
China plans to build an oil treatment facility in Russia with a capacity of 2 million tons. The project bid cost totals $2 billion. Russia is building a pipeline to China to supply the Asian giant with gas.

Vietnam plans to generate power from rice husks 27 Apr, 2015

Construction of the first thermal rice husk-run power plant has started on a 9-hectare land plot in Long My District of the southern province of Hau Giang. The project is estimated to cost $31 million. In Mekong River Delta, called Vietnam’s “rice granary”, such plants will be built in five provinces of An Giang, Kien Giang, Hau Giang, Dong Thap and Can Tho with the total capacity of 200 MW.

Fast Logistics opens its 3rd African consolidation warehouse in Dubai 27 Apr, 2015
Fast Logistic Solutions Group announces the opening of its third African cargo consolidation warehouse facility at the Aladdin Container Terminal, Ras al Khor, and Dubai. The new warehousing facility for sea-freight services, covers around 6.500sqm and is fully equipped with the latest material handling equipment along with 24/7 on site security and CCTV to ensure the customers’ cargo is secure at all times.

Bangkok sets out to be regional hub of education 27 Apr, 2015
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced its plan to develop Bangkok as a hub of education by modernizing education from the basic education level.

Solvay begins work on new silica plant in South Korea

BS 27 Apr, 2015
Solvay has begin construction of its highly dispersible silica (HDS) production plant in Gunsan, South Korea, to address growing demand in Asia for energy saving tyres and to develop innovative HDS grades. The plant, with an annual capacity of more than 80,000 tonnes, is expected to be operational in the next two years.

$45M sewer plant on tap 27 Apr, 2015
The approval is expected for $45.2 million bid by Garney Construction to build a sewage treatment plant south of the Wakarusa River. If the bid is approved tonight, construction work will begin in January and expected to last until early 2018.

Nigeria: Ota Pozzalana Cement Factory to Be Commissioned Soon NBBRI 27 Apr, 2015
The Pozzalana cement pilot plant in Ota, Ogun State will soon be commissioned as a full plant has been installed. Nigeria is building two pozzalana cement plants located in Ota and Bokkos in Ogun and Plateau states respectively.

ColdQuanta Launches UK Subsidiary 27 Apr, 2015
ColdQuanta, Inc has announced the opening of a new subsidiary ColdQuanta UK Ltd in the United Kingdom to expand its operations. The company will offer products, R&D services and support to both UK and other European customers. The UK government is investing £270 million into four quantum hubs and industry R&D, which involves 17 universities and 132 companies.

Saudi-UAE JV to build $272m steel plant 26 Apr, 2015
United Iron & Steel (UIS) has announced plans to build a new galvanized steel production plant on a 126,000-sq-m area in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The construction work will be completed in two phases and civil works will start on April 30. It aims to produce up to 250,000 tonnes of galvanised steel per year by the fourth quarter of 2016.

New wind farm proposed for Freeborn Co. 26 Apr, 2015
A 200-MW Freeborn Wind Energy Project proposed to be constructed in eastern Freeborn County. It will be built on an approximately 40,000-acre site. The company has more than 2,300 megawatts under contract or in construction. Invenergy plans to file its application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in October. It plans to be operating by December 2016.

Uganda signs waste oil contract 26 Apr, 2015
EnviroServ International has opened a waste treatment and disposal facility in Nyamasoga Western Uganda. Investment to date is approximately $20 million and operations commenced in October 2014. China National Oil Off-Shore Corporation (CNOOC) will likely start oil production in 2018 at Kabaale Village in Hoima; Western Uganda will be around $3 billion.

UAE’s Masdar plans new hub to develop solar technologies 26 Apr, 2015
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has plans to launch the Masdar Solar Hub to expedite the development of solar technologies. It is expected to become a successful catalyst for solar energy development in Abu Dhabi and across the region. The hub is to provide 7 percent of its power generation capacity with renewable energy technologies by 2020.

New Bahrain power station for sewage plant 26 Apr, 2015
Plans to spend BD5 million on a new power station that will feed Tubli Sewage Treatment Plant in Bahrain. The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) wants to build a 66-kV station on a plot of land near Tubli Bay.

Yes Bank opens representative office in Abu Dhabi

ET 26 Apr, 2015
Yes Bank launched a representative office at Abu Dhabi in UAE. It has announced that it will be opening a branch at GIFT City Ahmedabad, which is treated as an international branch.

TUF looks to e-commerce platform 25 Apr, 2015
THAI UNION Frozen Products (TUF) plans to take the local seafood market by storm with the help of an e-commerce platform that is expected to bring in one billion baht in sales within the first year of operations.

Deal signed for 132kv line 25 Apr, 2015
Wapda has signed an agreement with the Power Construction Corporation of China for 132kv transmission line from Duber Khwar Hydel Power Station to Dasu Hydropower Project. The contract worth is Rs 1.583 billion includes procurement, design, supply, installation, stringing, testing and commissioning of 132kv single circuit transmission line from Duber Khwar to Dasu, and 132KV grid station at Das. The transmission line and the grid station are scheduled to be completed in about eight months.

Alliant Energy proposes $750M natural gas-fueled power plant near Beloit 24 Apr, 2015
Alliant Energy Corp. is proposing construction of a $750 million natural gas-fueled power plant near Beloit. The company plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio, the facility’s operations will be powered in part by a solar-energy installation. It expects to begin construction in the summer of 2016 and complete the approximately 650-megawatt facility in early 2019.

Dorset County Council solar farms to power nearly 10,000 homes 24 Apr, 2015
Plans to generate solar power on land owned by Dorset County Council will generate solar energy for nearly 10,000 homes. Solar panels will be installed at 11 farms covering a total area of about 67 hectares. A full business plan will now be created for 3MW sites on 11 of the 47 county council-owned farms.

Nebraska Public School Installs Wind-Solar Hybrid Energy System 24 Apr, 2015
Ravenna Public Schools in Ravenna, Neb., have added a wind-solar hybrid energy system on-site which combines a 1.7 kW wind turbine with a ground-mounted solar array. The hybrid system enables the public school system to generate power from two forms of energy: wind and solar.

Plans submitted for expansion of Scout Moor windfarm 24 Apr, 2015
A planning application has been submitted to build 16 new turbines at Scout Moor windfarm. There are currently 26 working turbines on the farm on the hills above Rochdale and Heywood. The altered proposals also include increasing the distance between the proposed new turbines and recreational routes including the Mary Townley loop.

Pocono Medical Center to Build New Hospital 24 Apr, 2015
Pocono Medical Center plans to build a new hospital in Monroe County. Plus, Saint Luke’s is also building a new hospital in Monroe County. The new location will sit on the property of the old Summit Resort in Tannersville. Hospital leaders expect to open the new location by 2018.

Uganda Gets Its First Oil Waste Treatment Plant 24 Apr, 2015
A twenty-million dollar oil waste treatment plant has been inaugurated at Nyamasoga in Hoima District, in East Africa. It has capacity to treat and dispose of one million tonnes of oil waste in a day, as well as 500 liters of waste water.

Continental opens new R&D centre for tyres in Hefei, China 24 Apr, 2015
Continental has opened a new R&D Centre for tyres in Hefei, China. The initial construction phase, on an area of around 6,000 sq. m, has created capacity to machine-test some 6,000 tyres a year and represents an investment volume of over 4 million euros. A plan for a second phase is already being drawn up to generate capacity for an additional 1,000 tyres to be tested. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art test equipment.

New 272-unit residential project in the works in downtown Tampa 24 Apr, 2015
Altman Development Corp. is proposing to build a 272-unit complex in downtown Tampa. It has filed a rezoning application with the City of Tampa for a block-sized, 2.51 acre parcel to the south of the Oxford Exchange.

Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) To Expand Its Natural Gas Pipeline In Mexico 24 Apr, 2015
Kinder Morgan Inc’s is considering infrastructural expansion in Mexico, where it already operates a natural gas pipeline currently. The expansion plan will further increase the capacity by 200 million cubic feet. The pipeline is laid on a 95 mile stretch from Texas to Monterrey, Mexico. The company will start soliciting commitments to the new pipeline project during April 27 and May 11, 2015 respectively. It is expected to cost a total of $38 million, and the completion date will be set around mid-2017.

Balkan Countries Sign Gas Pipeline Agreement 24 Apr, 2015
Three Balkan countries signed an agreement on the construction of a gas corridor and will have a capacity of 3-5 billion cubic meters per year. The vertical gas corridor will require a total investment of about 220 million euro and will be operational by 2018

Kpong water project to be expanded 24 Apr, 2015
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is sourcing funds to expand the Kpong Water Treatment Plant to produce an additional 40 million gallons of water a day. The company has erected four platforms on which four water pumps will be mounted under the second phase of expansion at the plant. The first phase of the housing project at Saglemi in the Greater Accra Region is expected to be completed in March 2016. The entire project will cost $200-million.

New retail developments planned for Germantown Parkway 24 Apr, 2015
A rare land sale on Germantown Parkway means new retail for the area. Parcel one, located at 789 N. Germantown Pkwy., and parcel two, at 8547 N. Germantown Pkwy., were sold to Marketplace Monroe LLC. The property will be subdivided, and new construction is scheduled to take place in 2015. With the planned Ikea store scheduled to open on the southwest corner of I-40 and Germantown Parkway in 2016.

Marlin Steel Expands Baltimore, Maryland, Facilities by 53% 24 Apr, 2015
Marlin Steel plans a 53 percent expansion to its production factory in Baltimore, Maryland. It has begun preparations to install new equipment with an overhaul of the power supply lines going to the factory floor, increasing the power supply sevenfold. It is announcing plans to quadruple their quality inspection department.

Byggmax opened new store in Nacka 24 Apr, 2015
Byggmax opened a new store at Prastkragens vag 1 in Nacka outside of Stockholm. It sells construction materials and paint to both professionals and DIY-customers.

Brazil, Bolivia negotiating construction of bi-national hydroelectric dam 24 Apr, 2015
Brazil and Bolivia are negotiating the construction of a bi-national hydroelectric dam on Bolivia’s side of the Madeira River. The plant will have an installed generation capacity of 3 GW, will be up and running in 2022.

UPDATE – cloudBuy plans to launch ASME online marketplace before mid-2015 24 Apr, 2015
cloudBuy’s contract with ASME, in Singapore is progressing well and it plans to launch the newly branded e-marketplace for the 7,000 members before the middle of 2015. Members will be charged by cloudBuy for the provision of individual cloudBuy web sites. It highlights that three of the marketplaces are expected to go live in the first half of 2015.

Krannich Solar constructs 1.4 MWp solar park in Germany’s Mecklenburg lake district 24 Apr, 2015
Krannich Solar has constructed 1.4 MWp solar parks in the rural town of Neukalen. A total of around 1.390 MWh of solar electricity will be fed into the public grid each year. Krannich Projekt GmbH is responsible for the planning, and constructed the park within one month.

ABB wins Brazil $30 mi Wind Farm Order 24 Apr, 2015
ABB has won orders worth $30 million from Casa dos Ventos in Brazil. To provide substations and related power infrastructure from two new wind complexes 216 and 130 MW into the country’s transmission grid. The orders were booked in the first quarter of 2015. The projects are scheduled for completion in 2016.

Wind turbine to be built in June 24 Apr, 2015
A £1m wind turbine will be erected and owned by the people in Grimethorpe, Cudworth and Shafton in June. The work is already taking place under ground for the turbine’s arrival. The power will be sold directly back to the National Grid to return revenue back to those who invested and to a community fund.

Filipino co offers to build pipelines
FE 24 Apr, 2015
The Philippines National Oil Company (PNOC) has placed an ‘unsolicited’ offer to install oil-carrying pipelines by building a 12-km pipeline to carry A-1 jet fuel to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Kanchan to the HSIA storage under one option. A 250-km pipeline will be required to be built to carry petroleum fuel from Chittagong to Narayanganj.

Three companies submit bids for Butte water treatment plant 24 Apr, 2015
Three Montana construction companies have submitted bids to build a $30 million new water treatment plant project near the Basin Creek reservoir on five acres land, Butte airport. Swank Enterprises of Kalispell is doing major construction work on the $30 million upgrade to Butte’s wastewater treatment plant. The construction will begin in June, with plant start-up taking place between October and December 2016. Formally Launches Cross-border E-commerce Platform 24 Apr, 2015 formally launched its cross-border Internet shopping services, which allows Chinese users to conveniently purchase quality products from many countries and regions. This new platform will first offer over 150,000 kinds of products and 1,200 brands in 450 stores. It will open three bonded zone ports in Ningbo, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou.

Lydia Launches E-Commerce App On Apple Watch 24 Apr, 2015
Lydia launches e-commerce app which is now ready to go on the Apple Watch. The notification will show up on the wrist to complete the purchase by affirming the payment method that pops up, and hit buy. There are now three use cases for Lydia – P2P payments, real world retail payments and (coming soon) e-commerce payments with a “Buy with Lydia” button.

Sempra acquires 78 MW Minnesota wind power project 24 Apr, 2015
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has acquired the 78-MW Black Oak Getty wind power project at Stearns County in Minnesota from Geronimo Energy, LLC. The project is expected to move into full construction in spring 2016 and be in commercial operation by late 2016. The entire power output will be sold to Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) under a 20-year contract.

Nippon Paper, Mitsubishi to build 149-MW coal and biomass power plant in Japan 24 Apr, 2015
Nippon Paper Industries Co Ltd and Mitsubishi Corp have agreed to build a 149-MW coal and biomass power plant in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture. The plant is scheduled to start generating power in March 2018. The electricity will be sold to a power producer and supplier (PPS).

Eurocement completes modernisation projects at two plants 24 Apr, 2015
Eurocement Group has completed the modernisation project at Mordovcement, which sees two lines upgraded to dry and semi-dry. The semi-dry clinker production line was put into operation on 20 April. At the beginning of April, the dry cement production line was completed. The burner was lit on 15 April after the completion of major repairs and on 21 April the overhauled line reached its design capacity of 5000 tpd of clinker.

NALC to invest US$5 million in new quarry 24 Apr, 2015
NALC, LLC plans to invest US$5 million to establish a new limestone quarry and fine-grind facility in Cloverdale, Indiana. The company plans to begin operations at the new site by October.

Six Flags Wants To Clear 90-Acre Forest To Build Massive Solar Farm 23 Apr, 2015
Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson Township plans to cut down 18,000 trees on 90 acres for 21.9-megawatt solar array project. With the cost of steel pylons and construction, parking-lot solar panel projects can cost between 20 percent and 50 percent more than a ground-level installation in an open field.

Mississippi Power announces plans for largest utility-scale solar projects in the state 23 Apr, 2015
Mississippi Power plans to build 53 megawatts solar electric generating farms at two different locations in Mississippi. Mississippi Power and Strata Solar are working to develop a 50 MW solar project on 450 acres at Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park. The company is also partnering with the U.S. Navy and Hannah Solar at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport on a 23-acre, 3-4 MW facility. The projects will be in service by the end of 2016.

New Wind Farm Project Coming to Wilbarger County 23 Apr, 2015
A new 200 MW wind farm project with 100 wind turbines coming to Wilbarger County will have an impact of more than one- million dollars to two school districts there over the course of the next several years.

First Nation signs agreement around gas pipeline 23 Apr, 2015
TransCanada is planning to build a 900 kilometre natural gas pipeline across Hudson’s Hope in northern B.C. to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG facility at Lelu Island. It has signed a benefit agreement with the Kitselas First Nation to provide financial and other benefits related to the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project.

Essar Steel plans expansion, production increase at Indonesia unit
BS 23 Apr, 2015
PT Essar Indonesia has major plans for the next two years comprising 10 percent production increase, targetting new demand areas, introducing new value added products and expanding capacity in FY17.

Hawaiian Electric’s $170M power plant starting construction in 2016 23 Apr, 2015
Hawaiian Electric Co.’s plans $170 million power plant to be built in Central Oahu. It is expected to begin construction in early 2016 and be operational by mid-2017. The 50-MW plant is being built on eight acres that will be leased from the Army to Hawaiian Electric.

Marvel Digital opens R&D facility at HK Science Park 23 Apr, 2015
Marvel Digital has inaugurated a new research facility at Hong Kong Science Park. The company’s flagship 4K 3D autostereoscopic displays based on their lenticular optical filters is set to revolutionize the industry. It invests in research and development by collaborating with universities in Hong Kong and mainland China to maintain its leadership in the 3D display industry.

BlackRock acquires 80 MW of operating wind farms in Iowa 23 Apr, 2015
BlackRock Inc has bought an 80-MW wind power portfolio in Iowa from developer RPM Access LLC. It has completed 17 renewable power investments and includes about 1,309 MW of wind and 178 MW of solar assets in the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Sweden and France.

$50 Million Wind Farm to be Built in East Kazakhstan by 2016 23 Apr, 2015
A new wind farm ($50 million) with 16 turbines and generating 78MW of power will be built in the Tainty Ulan district of East Kazakhstan in 2015. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016. Kazakhstan plans to build 106 wind energy facilities by 2020.

Solar Power Plant Construction Begins in South Kazakhstan 23 Apr, 2015
Promondis Kazakhstan recently begins construction of the solar power plant with a total capacity of 75 MW in South Kazakhstan. The total investment will be $250 million. The first phase of construction generating 35 MW has already started in the Otyrar district of Koksarai village. At least six renewable energy projects with a total capacity of 290 megawatts are planned to be realised in the South Kazakhstan region between 2015 and 2016.

Plans for wastewater treatment plant in Washington County, Va. move forward, residents voice concerns 23 Apr, 2015
The Washington County Service Authority in Abingdon is moving forward with plans to build a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plant along Bordwine Road in Washington County. The permit process is expected to last at least nine months.

E-commerce business expansion planned for rural China 23 Apr, 2105 is planning to expand its logistics and marketing network in rural areas where online sales are expected to skyrocket in the coming years. The company will introduce in rural China the so-called “3F Strategy”; namely, “Factory to Country”, “Finance to Country”, and “Farm to Table”. It plans to facilitate crop sales there by directly connecting the fields in the countryside to the dining tables in the cities.

Tanjung Priok port to be expanded 23 Apr, 2015
The infrastructure moves include the USD4.66 billion redevelopment and expansion of the existing Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta. It will turn into the gateway port. The New Priok project is being spearheaded by Indonesian Ports Corporation (IPC) and the Indonesian Port Authority through a public-private participation model. The concession period is for 70 years with a provision for another 25 years.

Australia’s Altech Chemicals begins permitting process for Malaysian alumina processing plant 23 Apr, 2015
Altech Chemicals has started the permitting process for its high-purity alumina (HPA) processing plant in the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Park, Malaysia. The solid residue from the new plant, which will have a neutralised benign silica form, would be made available to local brickworks or cement plants.

Goodyear to spend $550 million on tire plant in Mexico
ET 23 Apr, 2015
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co is planning to spend $550 million on a new tire plant in Mexico. The Goodyear plant will begin operations in 2017.

Aegis opens development centre in Malaysia; expands workforce
ET 23 Apr, 2015
Aegis has opened a new development centre in Malaysia. It acquired Symphony Assets to expand footprint in Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan.

Global Hospitals opens unit in Zanzibar

HBL 22 Apr, 2015
Global Hospitals has opened a state-of-the-art, 125-bed Tasakhtaa Hospitals at Stone Town in Zanzibar. The hospital has been opened in association with Turky’s Group of Companies. It plans for a regional healthcare network.

Lancel Launches New Line and E-Commerce 22 Apr, 2015
Lancel launches a new leather goods line for men and women. Slated to go live on May 7, the mini site is to function as a teaser for the launch of global e-commerce business, scheduled for later in 2015.

China Steel to invest $46 million in Taiwan ethanol project 22 Apr, 2015
China Steel Corp plans a commercial-scale project to produce ethanol from waste gases. It will spend $46 million for a commercial ethanol facility attached to a steel plant in Taiwan. It has targeted to pump out 30 million gallons of ethanol annually. LanzaTech plans to break ground on two commercial-scale projects in China in 2015.

New Water Waste Treatment Plant Completed in Williamsport 22 Apr, 2015
The completion of $124 million waste water treatment plant in Jefferson Lane, Williamsport was celebrated on 22nd April.

Planada to expand wastewater treatment facility 22 Apr, 2015
Planada’s wastewater treatment facility will finally undergo a long-awaited upgrade –one with $13.5 million. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development joined the Planada Community Services District to break ground on the upgrade of wastewater treatment facility. The project will be completed by January 2017.

Greece, Bulgaria and Romania Agree on Constructing Vertical Gas Corridor 22 Apr, 2015
The Energy Ministers of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania agreed on the Vertical Gas Corridor construction. It is a gas interconnection grid, which is scheduled to begin on March 2016 and completed by the end of 2018. It is estimated that the new gas infrastructure could carry between 3-5 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

Doha Bank re-launches its e-Commerce portal 22 Apr, 2015
Doha Bank re-launches its e-Mall, Doha Sooq (, which offers visitors a brand new, state-of-the-art online shopping experience. The upgraded e-Mall opens its doors to contemporary looks, an exhaustive product suite, and a number of the latest e-Commerce features that are set to appeal to both shoppers and merchants.

Turkish Mayor Builds Mini-Mecca Theme Park 22 Apr, 2015
The Turkish mayor has constructed a miniature replica of Mecca. It is an Istanbul theme park of Mohammed’s life and times and openly describes it as a scale-model substitute for making the actual pilgrimage.

Singapore’s New Yishun Community Hospital to open in December 22 Apr, 2015
The topping out ceremony of the new Yishun Community Hospital (YCH), Singapore is in April. It is targeted to open end of 2015 and is expected to add capacity to the intermediate and long term care sector with its 428 beds for rehabilitation, sub-acute, dementia and palliative care patients.

New Restaurant To Open In Long Beach Harbor 22 Apr, 2015
The Oyster Reef Club, a new restaurant overlooking the beautiful Long Beach Harbor will be opening on May 13. A soft opening will be held May 8th and 9th.

Slate Rock Safety, LLC Expands Warehouse Facility to Accommodate Growthy 22 Apr, 2015
Slate Rock Safety, LLC has opened a new warehouse space that almost doubles the company’s current warehouse and fulfillment center. The additional capacity is a result of seven years of double-digit growth. The new warehouse space will not only accommodate growing demand from their customer base, but will allow greater options to strategically stock for uniform programs.

Japan to restart two nuclear reactors by June 22 Apr, 2015
Four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster the reopening of the Sendai nuclear power station in Japan. Kyushu Electric Power’s Sendai plant is expected to be back in operations by June.

Syracuse Soapworks opens new retail store 22 Apr, 2015
Syracuse Soapworks opens its new location at 226 Hawley Ave. in the Hawley-Green neighborhood. The shop is hosting an open house at the new store on May 3.

Goodwill to open new retail store in Edgewater 22 Apr, 2015
Goodwill Industries will be opening a new retail store and donation center on April 29, 2015 at 3153 Solomon’s Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.

SRL Diagnostics plans overseas operations
The Hindu 22 Apr, 2015
SRL Diagnostics plans to expand in a big way to neighbouring countries and Africa. It has chalked out an aggressive overseas foray and is setting up a large laboratory each in Dubai, Kathmandu and Colombo. In Nigeria over three years, it plans to set up 40 labs. In phase one, nine labs will come up starting June 2015. It will also set up five labs in Congo with two coming up in 2015 and will next enter Ghana.

Construction to begin on 9.5MW Scottish solar farm 20 Apr, 2015
BWE Partnership is set to start construction on a 9.5MW solar farm in Arbroath. The project will sit across 20-hectares of land on a farm in Carmyllie. It has secured a grid connection from Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution and expects the solar farm to be connected to the grid in early 2015.

Thailand’s Ratch may invest in 100 MW of solar in Japan 20 Apr, 2015
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL is planning to invest up to five solar projects in Japan totalling 100 MW. It has also teamed up with Chow Steel Industries PCL to invest in two Japanese (33 MW) solar power projects. Ratch plans to construct a 36-MW solar power station at Collinsville in Australia. This project, valued at between THB 80 million and THB 100 million per MW, will be completed by 2016.

Hyundai Hysco to invest 99 bln won for auto steel factory 20 Apr, 2015
Hyundai Hysco Co. will invest 98.8 billion won to build an auto steel sheets plant in Yesan. The company supplies specialized steel products to Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. (Yonhap)

Apartment project proposed in Doral industrial park 20 Apr, 2015
Doral considers a proposal of a 332-unit apartment complex in the Transal Business Park by Ram Realty. The company has the 16.4-acre site under contract with Avente Ltd. on the south side of Northwest 27th Street at Northwest 84th Avenue.

Railway Park to Be Built Near DMZ 20 Apr, 2015
A park will be built at Dorasan Station in the demilitarized zone in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. The park will be built in October and contain a freight train. KORAIL plans to exhibit the cargo trains that used to travel between the two Koreas.

Habtoor Leighton wins $95 million contract to build hotel in Oman 20 Apr, 2015
Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has won $95 million contract to develop the Saraya Bandar Jissah hotel in Oman. HLG will build a five-star occupying 60,000 sq m of land with a private bay near Bandar Jissah. The development will comprise the main hotel building and seven clusters of one- and two- bedroom villas.

Emilio Pucci Opens Store in Miami Design District 20 Apr, 2015
Emilio Pucci opened its new boutique store in Florida, in the Miami Design District at 140 NE 39th Street, which spans 1,600 square feet.

Singapore Investor to Build Casino Resort in Spain 20 Apr, 2015
ARC Resorts is establishing a luxurious resort featuring a six-star hotel, beautiful gardens, a museum made of glass, golf course and a casino at Juan Carlos I Royal Marina in Valencia, Spain. If the project is given the green light, they will bring Formula 1 back and invest as much as €500 million.

Rwanda: Nyabihu Milk Processing Plant Nears Completion 20 Apr, 2015
A milk processing plant Rwf5.6 billion is under construction at Mukamira in Nyabihu District is set for launch in July 2015. Once operational, the installed processing capacity will be 40,000 liters of milk per day for one shift.

New Starbucks and restaurant opening in Northampton 20 Apr, 2015
A Starbucks coffee shop and Cosmo Asian eatery are to launch in the heart of Northampton. The coffee shop could be up and running in Northampton by the summer. The chain plans to launch a further eight shops in different locations around the town.

Sritex set capital expenditure of US$245mn to increase production capacity 20 Apr, 2015
Sri Rejeki Isman Textile (Sritex) plan to operate the new plant rayon (fiber) worth $250 million with a capacity of 80 thousand tons per year by 2016 in Indonesia. Sritex will add the garment production to 30 million pieces per year in 2016. The company prepared a capital expenditure of US $ 245 million to boost the company’s expansion

Pandora launches ecommerce platform in the US 20 Apr, 2015
Pandora has launched a dedicated ecommerce store for the US market and will be operated by ecommerce solutions provider PFSWeb. The US site will offer Pandora’s full range of products, including the brand’s Disney collection, which it launched in August 2014.

SunPower starts building 86-MW solar plant in S Africa 20 Apr, 2015
SunPower Corp has initiated construction work on the 86-MWp Prieska solar farm in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. The company will also offer engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) services for it. It is expected to be completed in 2016.

Woodside Petroleum Limited completes US$2.75 billion acquisition 20 Apr, 2015
Woodside Petroleum Limited has successfully completed the purchase of assets held by the Apache Corporation for US$2.75 billion. The Chevron’s Western Australia Wheatsone LNG project, is scheduled to start in 2016. Full-year FY15 production is now expected to be up to 94 mmboe.

Shahnaz Husain to open spas in Hospitals 20 Apr, 2015
Shahnaz Husain has huge plans to expand her brand across the globe and enter into newer markets. She also looks forward to open treatment and de-stress centres along with spas in hospitals. By 2016, she plans to expand the presence in major countries like USA, U.K., Canada, Kazakhstan and Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South East Asia, New Zealand and Russia.

Indian Tech Giant to Establish R&D Center in Israel, Bolstering Bilateral Ties 19 Apr, 2015
Tech Mahindra, inked a deal with Comverse to open a research and development center in Israel. Tech Mahindra will be responsible for R&D and customer services while Comverse will be in charge of product management and sales.

New Indian Restaurant To Open in Bannockburn 19 Apr, 2015
An Indian restaurant Marigold Maison is expected to open in May at 2535 Waukegan Road in Bannockburn. It will handle as many as 110 guests and 60 outdoors – in a 4,700-square foot space.

Indian petrochemicals giant Sanmar to invest $350 mn in Egypt 19 Apr, 2015
Sanmar plans to invest $350 million in the expansion of its Egypt plant Trust Chemical Industries (TCI) in Port Said. It plans to turn it to the largest integrated producers of caustic soda and PVC in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Natural pet food store plans to open in Chino Valley 19 Apr, 2015
Pet Club, the 8,774 square-foot retail store is currently under construction at the corner of Highway 89 and East Road 2 North, Chino Valley. The store hopes to open by June 1. The 79-acre property to Pet Club will lease for 15 years.

Kenya and Uganda eye nuclear power 19 Apr, 2015
Kenya and Uganda are making progress in nuclear technology in sub-Saharan Africa with the pre-feasibility study stage in their atomic energy programmes. Uganda will build a nuclear plant by 2026 and Kenya aims to establish a 1,000 MW nuclear plant by 2025.

$22 million upgrades to power plant underway 19 Apr, 2015
Armstrong Power, a 620-megawatt power plant in Shelocta owned by GDF SUEZ Energy North America, is undergoing a $22 million, six-month Black Start project. The project includes installation of five diesels and restores the power grid. The project is expected to be completed in June.

Nabalebale Road Upgraded 18 Apr, 2015
The Nabalebale Village on the Transinsular Road has had a facelift with a rehabilitated length of road, extended bus bays and footpath, new speed humps and signage. It is replaced 800 metres of road. There are two bus bays on each side of the road. The footpath had been extended to allow for a pedestrian crossing.

Larnaca to get six new hotels very soon 18 Apr, 2015
LARNACA will have six new hotels within a few months. Mikes Kanarium hotel in Ayiou Lazarou is expected to open its doors at the end of April, while Lokal Hotel in the same area and the Ciao Stelio in Mackenzie, will open in May. Along the Dhekelia road, two hotels are planning to revamp their building and expect to open in the near future.

China Minsheng Investments to invest 15 billion yuan in solar power plant
ET 18 Apr, 2015
China Minsheng Investments (CMI) will invest 15 billion yuan in a 2 GW solar power plant at Ningxia. The plant would take up around 60,000 mu. It would invest 1 billion pounds in a Chinese-led project to develop a new financial district in London. China is pushing more investment to support its New Silk Road infrastructure investment project

Brownsville Highway 26 bridge work to start Monday 18 Apr, 2015
A temporary bridge south of Brownsville on Highway 26 is being constructed. Expected to take three weeks, the bridge, which is being replaced, was built in 1936 and has 12-foot lanes and 1.5-foot shoulders. The new bridge will have 12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders. Minnowa Construction is the prime contractor for the $1.4 million project. They expect to complete the project by Aug. 14.

Russia to invest $2 bn to build 1,100-km pipeline in Pakistan

HBL 18 Apr, 2015
Russia will invest $2 billion in Pakistan to build a 1,100-kilometre LNG pipeline from Karachi to Lahore. The countries will sign a government-to-government basis deal next month. In return for the investment, Russian companies will be awarded the contract to build the pipeline. Russia will start its first LNG exports in 2016. Pakistan is working on two pipelines to transport re-gassified LNG; the first pipeline will connect Gwadar Port to the main natural gas pipeline hub in Nawabshah, while the second will connect Karachi to Lahore.

Ford announces $2.5 bn auto plant investment in Mexico

T 18 Apr, 2015
The Ford Motor Company unveiled a $2.5 billion investment for engine and transmission plants in Mexico. The firm plans to expand an engine plant in Chihuahua and build a transmissions factory in Guanajuato. The new $1.1 billion gasoline-powered engine facility will be built within Ford’s plant to boost engine exports to the United States, Canada, South America and the Asia-Pacific region. The company will also spend $200 million to expand the Chihuahua plant’s production of I-4 and diesel engines.

Biwater: Sewage plants almost ready 17 Apr, 2015
Stora Enso has invested €9 million in a new paper recycling sorting line at its Langerbrugge Mill in Ghent, Belgium. The Paper for Recycling (PfR) sorting line from Austria-based Redwave has been installed in a new 5,200-square-meter building. The new plant has been designed, manufactured, built and commissioned by Redwave as a turnkey project. The sorting plant has been designed for an inflow of 36 metric tons per hour with the flexibility to increase to 40 metric tons per hour.

MSD unveils €11.5m investment in Carlow biologics plant 17 Apr, 2015
MSD has announced a €11.5 million investment at its vaccines plant in Carlow. It is the latest phase of a €312 million seven-year investment at the site, which is MSD’s first standalone human vaccines operation worldwide. The state-of-the-art 200,000sq ft biologics operation produces vaccines for customers across the world.

Chart Industries Inc. selected to help build $4.25 billion natural gas liquefaction plant 17 Apr, 2015
Chart Industries Inc. has been selected to help build a $4.25 billion natural gas liquefaction plant in Louisiana. The company building the plant, Venture Global LNG, will use Chart’s “mid-scale modular” technology to build the facility. If approved by regulators, the plant will sit on a 203-acre site. Chart will work on the project through its wholly owned subsidiary, Chart Energy & Chemicals. The project is to be completed in 2019. The plant would then be able to export 10 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year to world markets.

Intellian opens second R&D facility in Seoul Technology Valley 17 Apr, 2015
Intellian, provider of stabilized marine satellite antenna systems, has opened a second R&D center in Seoul’s Technology Valley, in conjunction with the relocation of its administrative office from Gangnam.

Indian Oil plans foray into petrochemical production in US 17 Apr, 2015
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) is reportedly looking at entering petrochemical manufacturing in the US. It is holding exploratory talks with companies who are in process of setting up crackers or petrochemical units. The finalisation of the deal will mostly fructify only after the 2016 presidential election in the US.

PAA upbeat on new e-commerce business platform 17 Apr, 2015
The Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance (PAA) is confident that 10,000 of its 340,000 members from 11 countries will register with its Pan Asia Exchange (PAE), a business-to-business (B to B) e-marketplace portal, in the next six months. The soft launch of PAE was done on April 16. Both buyers and sellers can register online via the PAE website by submitting relevant information, which will be verified by the local PAE operator.

SMGR to acquire second Vietnamese cement firm 17 Apr, 2015
Semen Indonesia (SMGR) has allocated a total capital expenditure (capex) of between Rp 7 trillion and Rp 11 trillion this year to expand its operations, which includes the acquisition of the Vietnamese company, expected to be completed by the first half of 2015. It would borrow up to Rp 1 trillion. It expects to increase its production capacity to 40 MT by 2017, which will be supported by its two new facilities in Rembang, Central Java, and Indarung, West Sumatra, currently under construction. The two facilities are expected to add a total capacity of 6 MT annually. It would also build a new plant worth Rp 1.95 trillion in 2016 in Ja-yapura, Papua with a total capacity of 1 MTPA.

Mitsui-Soko Indonesia opens 2nd warehouse 17 Apr, 2015
Japan-based logistic company Mitsui-Soko International Pte Ltd., through its local arm PT Mitsui-Soko Indonesia, opened its second logistic warehouse in the Greenland International Industrial Area (GIIC) in Cikarang, east of Jakarta, on April 16. The 31,500 square-meter warehouse will store raw materials belonging to its clients. It will also serve as a distribution center for finished products. Mitsui-Soko International also opened three other facilities in Bangkok, Busan New Port of South Korea and Shanghai. Total investment for the four facilities is ¥10 billion.

Solvay acquires alkoxylation facility in Netherlands 17 Apr, 2015
Solvay has completed the acquisition of ERCA Emery Surfactant, a jointly owned alkoxylation facility of Emery Oleochemicals and ERCA Group. The new facility, is located in the Moerdijk integrated industrial park in the Netherlands. Currently, the company’s Novecare global business unit (GBU) is building two other large-scale, on-pipe alkoxylation units in Singapore and in the US, which are scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2015.

Hanergy Thin Film to invest in 10-MW GaAs solar cell factory in China 17 Apr, 2015
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd will invest in the construction of a 10-MW Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) thin-film solar cell research and development (R&D) and manufacturing facility in Hebei province. The company has inked an investment cooperation agreement with the government of Wuhan city’s district of Huangpi on April 16. The construction of the 3-MW first phase of the project is estimated to last about 10 months. Subsequently, the firm will move in the equipment and assemble the production lines for testing within 12 months, while production is scheduled within 18 months.

OBAX to Establish U.S.$200 Million Fertiliser Plant 17 Apr, 2015
A fertiliser giant, OBAX Worldwide, a petrochemical company based in the United States has concluded plans to establish a fertiliser plant worth $200 million in Nigeria. Within the next 12 months the plant would produce 150 000 tonnes of urea and 100 000 tonnes of almonium when fully operational. It will require 15 MW of electricity, one of the expanded project on this project is to increase the electricity we generate to 350 megawatts from this facility.

New Mexican Restaurant Opens Today in Framingham 17 Apr, 2015
Mi Cocina Restaurant was opened on April 17 at Framingham. The Mexican restaurant offers burritos, tacos, pupusas, quesadillas, fajitas, carne asada, etc. The restaurant serves soups and appetizers, too. Desserts include flan, tres leche, and sopapilla.

Allied Bakeries makes £31m bakery investment 17 Apr, 2015
Allied Bakeries has made a £31m investment at its Stevenage bakery. The company has built new bread plants in Stockport, West Bromwich, Glasgow and London, and has now rounded off the project with the new breadline which is capable of producing 9,000 loaves per hour. It has also installed new equipment. A new rolls plant has been introduced at West Bromwich and a new Thins plant has also been established in Glasgow, both investments in product development. opens new store in Birchwood 17 Apr, 2015 opened a new store in Birchwood Shopping Centre on 11 April. The 4,500sq ft store showcases the latest brands at the best prices and also includes dedicated instore areas for running, outdoor, football, golf and much more. is the UK’s largest sporting retailer with over 400 stores nationwide.

Starwood Hotels introduces Tribute Portfolio

ET 17 Apr, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has launched Tribute Portfolio, the company’s 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels. The portfolio will be comprised of independent hotels and resorts, with a focus on upper upscale hotels. The brand will make its debut with its first featured hotel, the iconic Royal Palm South Beach Miami and will soon open new hotels in Asheville, North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. Starwood’s goal is to have 100 hotels and resorts under the new portfolio over the next five years.

Ramdev’s herbal factory now in Nepal
PTI 17 Apr, 2015
Yoga Guru Ramdev is setting up an Ayurvedic medicine and cosmetic factory in Nepal that will manufacture several herbal products. Various herbal medicines and cosmetic goods including shampoo, soap, tooth paste, hair oil will be produced in the factory at southern Nepal town Birgunj.

RAF Coltishall £50m solar farm begins power generation 17 Apr, 2015
A £50m solar energy farm generating 32 MW has been unveiled at the Scottow Enterprise Park, located on the former RAF Coltishall airbase, in Norfolk on 600 acres. The first phase is now generating power. Proposals for a second phase to generate a further 18 MW are likely to be considered in the autumn.

Guiyang Engineering bags 96-MW wind EPC job in Guizhou 17 Apr, 2015
PowerChina’s unit Guiyang Engineering Corp Ltd has agreed to provide the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a 96-MW wind farm in Guizhou province. The wind park will be located in Qiannan Buyei and Miao’s county of Weng’an. It will use 48 units of 2-MW turbines. Another of its unit, Sinohydro Corp Ltd, has successfully erected the first tower at its 50-MW wind farm in Huaihua city, Hunan province. It will install 25 machines at an altitude of between 900-1,400 meters.

Brazil to reach 7.9 GW of wind capacity by end-2015 17 Apr, 2015
Brazil’s installed wind power generation capacity is seen reaching 7,904 MW at the end of this year. This represents an increase of 62% compared to 2014. The total wind addition expected for 2015 is 3,016 MW, of which 781.4 MW were put in operation in the first quarter of the year. There are 24,371 MW of wind projects registered for this year’s energy auctions. Earlier, it was announced that 172 wind projects with a total capacity of 3,930 MW have been allowed to enter the one on April 27.

GOTL to get $7.4 million wastewater treatment plant renovation 17 Apr, 2015
Geneva-on the-Lake will soon see several major improvement projects get underway, including a wastewater treatment facility, street improvements and a bicycle and pedestrian path linking Indian Creek with the Lodge at Geneva State Park. They will be funded almost entirely by grants. The average daily flow capacity will go from 412,000 gallons per day to 600,000. The projected total cost of the improvements will be about $7.4 million. Bidding could start in June or July, with a projected completion time of between 18 and 24 months.

Rankin Co. to build new wastewater plant 17 Apr, 2015
State regulators have approved a permit for the West Rankin Utility Authority (WRUA) to construct a new wastewater treatment plant costing around $125 million. The WRUA serves the cities of Flowood, Pearl, Brandon and Richland.

Morpho Detection Opens New U.S. R&D, Manufacturing Center 17 Apr, 2015
Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, announced the opening of a new research and development and manufacturing center in Andover, Massachusetts. Dedicated to the development and testing of advanced detection technologies, the facility houses its (ITMS) Trace Explosives and Narcotics Detection Center of Excellence and the R&D and production facility for its newest product — the SourceID handheld Radiation Isotope Identification Device (RIID).

New Eau Claire hospital planned 17 Apr, 2015
Marshfield Clinic Health System and Wausau-based Aspirus health system announced plans for a hospital at Eau Claire as part of a nonbinding letter of intent to collaborate. It is to be operational in two or three years. It could also comprise of a skilled nursing care rehabilitation center, either as part of the hospital or at a nearby medical facility already owned by Marshfield Clinic Health System.

PSC considering proposed pipelines in northwest North Dakota 17 Apr, 2015
North Dakota regulators are deciding on two energy pipelines proposed in McKenzie and Williams counties. Hess North Dakota Pipelines LLC wants to build a crude oil pipeline and a natural gas liquids pipeline. The estimated cost of the oil pipeline is $105 million.

Duke Energy wants to build two natural gas-powered turbines at its Sutton Plant 17 Apr, 2015
Duke Energy has filed paperwork with the N.C. Utilities Commission requesting permission to construct two natural gas-powered turbines at its Sutton Plant near Wilmington. The simple-cycle turbines will output a total of 84 MW and will be added the plant’s current 622 MW combustion unit. When the new turbines are built and online, expected by the summer of 2017, Duke Energy plans to retire three existing combustion turbines built in the 1960’s that have a combined capacity of 61 MW.

Redwave system at work at Stora Enso plant 17 Apr, 2015
Stora Enso has invested €9 million in a new paper recycling sorting line at its Langerbrugge Mill in Ghent, Belgium. The Paper for Recycling (PfR) sorting line from Austria-based Redwave has been installed in a new 5,200-square-meter building. The new plant has been designed, manufactured, built and commissioned by Redwave as a turnkey project. The sorting plant has been designed for an inflow of 36 metric tons per hour with the flexibility to increase to 40 metric tons per hour.

Firm eyes new site for portable cement plant 17 Apr, 2015
Riccelli Enterprises wants to build a portable concrete and blacktop plant in Seneca County and is eyeing a parcel in Junius on 5 acres. The plant would be capable of being assembled and removed in 10 days.

Temasek to invest $151M in Glenmark Pharma 17 Apr, 2015
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd is raising Rs 945 crore through a preferential allotment to Singapore government-owned investment firm Temasek. The promoters of the company currently hold 48.30 per cent stake in the company which will shrink to 46.45 per cent. The money will allow Glenmark to deleverage its balance sheet with debt to equity ratio expected to slide from around 0.8 to 0.5.

BioTherm Energy wins 251MW renewable energy projects in South Africa 16 Apr, 2015
BioTherm Energy has been awarded three renewable projects totalling 251MW in South Africa under the fourth round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The three projects that are being considered include 120MW Golden Valley wind power plant, along with the 45MW Aggeneys Solar PV, and 86MW Konkoonsies II Solar PV facilities.

MARSHFIELD – New hospital to open in 2018 16 Apr, 2015
Significant plans for the Marshfield Clinic and Wausau-based Aspirus Inc. were released including the plan to build a new hospital of the future in Marshfield which is scheduled to be open by summer 2018. The building site hasn’t been determined and the design process is in the initial stages. They have signed a non-binding letter of intent to pursue new initiatives that include partnering to either build or buy a hospital in Eau Claire. Aspirus also plans to include the Marshfield Clinic in a minority interest in Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.

Apple to build 40-MW solar power project in China 16 Apr, 2015
Apple is helping to build a 40-MW solar power project in China’s southwestern plateau. Currently, Apple has 19 corporate offices in China, including 17 in the mainland and two in Hong Kong, as well as 21 retail stores in the country. It will put the clean energy onto the local grid in Sichuan and buy the power wherever the company’s stores and offices are.

Nokia buys Alcatel-Lucent
PTI 16 Apr, 2015
Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia announced acquisition of French firm Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock deal valued at 15.6 billion euros. As part of the deal, Nokia will give Alcatel-Lucent shareholders 0.55 shares in the combined company for each of their old shares, while Alcatel shareholders will own 33.5% shares of the company and Nokia shareholders 66.5%. The combined entity will be called Nokia.

ET Solar to Build 70 MWp Solar Power Plant in the Philippines 16 Apr, 2015
ET Solar, a smart energy solutions provider, has executed an agreement to build a 70 MWp solar power project in the Philippines, along with local partner GATE SOLAR PHILIPPINES CORP to develop, invest, finance, construct, and operate the project. The construction is expected to be started in the last quarter of this year and the commercial operation is expected to be achieved in March 2016. ET Solar will be the co-development partner and technology sponsor, as well as the investor in the project.

Sembcorp set to develop two more wind farms in China 16 Apr, 2015
Sembcorp Industries is to develop two wind farms at Huanghua in China’s Hebei province. It is investing in the projects through a joint venture with Guohua Energy Investment of which it owns 49 percent. Sembcorp has already begun operation of a wind farm with 48-MW capacity in Jiedijianhe.The 94 million Singapore dollar wind farm supplies power to the Hebei South grid. Hebei Development and Reform Commission has also given its approval to Sembcorp to develop a 150-MW wind farm in Laoshibeihe estimated to cost about 0.3 billion Singapore dollars, construction will begin this year and complete in second half of 2017.

Unger builds storage facility for fertiliser factory in Saudi 16 Apr, 2015
Unger Steel Middle East is building six mega warehouses with conveyor systems for Spanish industry plant specialist Intecsa Industrial in Saudi Arabia at a cost of €530 million. The six large warehouses, which will have a length from 110 to 276 m and a clear span of over 70 m and a height of over 45 m, have been designed to create the maximum amount of storage space without restrictions. After on-time completion and handover in July next year, the warehouses will be used for the storage of potash and phosphate.

Ethiopia says China’s POLY-GCL to start gas drilling by July

Reuters 16 Apr, 2015
Chinese firm POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Ltd plans to begin drilling for natural gas in development blocks in the southeast Ethiopia by June or July. It is carrying out seismic tests in both sites, where it has laid some infrastructure such as a 35-km road and will enter the digging phase around June and July 2015. Major works such the designing and laying of pipelines that will connect with an LNG plant in Djibouti for export will also be completed by 2016. The cost is estimated at $4 billion with first LNG production expected by mid-to-late 2018. Phase one aims to produce 3 million tonnes a LNG a year, eventually rising to 10 million tonnes.

Batelco, Huawei sign MoU for R&D Lab 16 Apr, 2015
Batelco, a Bahrain-based telecom company, and global IT solutions provider Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see Huawei utilise Batelco’s infrastructure and facilities to set up a Research and Development (R&D) Lab within Batelco’s ideas Innovation Centre. Under the agreement, Huawei will undertake to support Batelco to attain Broadband leadership with full capabilities for offering Best-in-Class network services.

City breaks ground for upgrade of sewage plant 16 Apr, 2015
Ground breaking was done for a $89 million upgrade to a 42-year-old wastewater treatment plant in Davis city. The original cost of the upgrades was $95 million, but a low-interest state loan — at 1.5 percent — the city signed off on last month cut 6 percent off the construction price and could potentially save ratepayers more than $38 million over the next 30 years. The loan is through the State Water Resources Control Board’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

Permit for utility to build new wastewater plant approved 16 Apr, 2015
A permit is to be awarded to the West Rankin Utility Authority (WRUA) to construct a new wastewater treatment plant. Construction of the new plant will cost around $125 million.

Southern Co. expands solar power portfolio 16 Apr, 2015
Atlanta-based Southern Co. has acquired a controlling stake in additional solar projects in California. The company’s Southern Power subsidiary said the interest is in the 20-megawatt Lost Hills Solar Facility and the 12-megawatt Blackwell Solar Facility in Kerry County, from Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar Inc. It recently announced plans to open an Energy Innovation Center at Georgia Tech’s Technology Square in Midtown to develop ideas for electricity use.

Solar Power to develop 80MW PV projects in UK and Japan 16 Apr, 2015

Solar Power has secured rights to develop solar power projects. Under an agreement with Global Renewable Construction, Solar Power will develop 50MW of solar PV projects in Wales and the Midlands. These projects are expected to be completed between the third quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016. It will develop 30MW of solar PV projects in Japan’s Kanagawa, Chiba, Ibaraki, and Fukushima Prefectures, as part of its deal with Re Capital. Construction on these projects will begin May 2015, with completion and connection to the grid planned in the first quarter of 2016. In addition, SPI and Re Capital have agreed to explore co-development opportunities of up to 100MW of additional solar PV projects in Japan.

Cristalerias de Chile to install 9-MW wind park 16 Apr, 2015
Chilean glass container maker Cristalerias de Chile SA has agreed to participate with a 75% stake in a 9-MW wind project near Arauco city, central Chile. The construction of the wind farm will cost USD 20 million and will be financed with own funds and credits. The project will be developed through Parque Eolico Las Penas SpA, with four wind turbines connected to the network of power distributor Frontel. The developers are currently at the stage of contracting and procurement with a view to operating the wind park in the first quarter of 2016.

Nepalese billionaire to open new JLT hotel 16 Apr, 2015
CG Corp has announced plans to launch a new hotel in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) district. The company has taken a 50% stake in the new hotel, which will be a 207-key Vivanta by Taj property. It is a brand that currently has 29 hotels and resorts in India and the Indian Ocean region. Its hospitality arm, CG Hotels and Resorts is planning to take on more hotel properties on a management basis across the Middle East, targeting Oman, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia as potential locations. It is also targeting new properties in China, Africa and South Asia.

Vend launches ecommerce solution 15 Apr, 2015
New Zealand-based cloud point of sale provider Vend has launched an ecommerce solution on April 15. Vend Ecommerce will mean retailers running Vend’s POS software can take their store online, allowing all inventory, sales and customer information to be automatically synced across a company’s physical and online stores.

Koral Activewear Launches a New E-Commerce Destination 15 Apr, 2015
Koral Activewear, the luxury activewear label announces the launch of its new ecommerce website. The company released the VIP Spring Preview Event, a 20% off promotion across all products for Koral Activewear subscribers.

Entergy Arkansas seeks to launch state’s biggest solar power project 15 Apr, 2015
Entergy Arkansas is seeking approval from the state Public Service Commission to create a solar power plant in Arkansas. It has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy Resources, which plans to build an 81-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy generating facility near Stuttgart on around 500 acres. The facility is to be connected to Entergy’s transmission grid by mid-2019. Entergy plans to invest $2.4 billion on generation, transmission and distribution improvements to the state’s electrical infrastructure through 2017.

BHEL, Russian firm INTMA ink pact for power plant in Kazakhstan
PTI 15 Apr, 2015
BHEL has signed an MoU with a Russian company INTMA, to set up a gas-based power project in Kazakhstan. The MoU aims to set forth a path to combine the BHEL’s competence in design and manufacturing of power plants and INTMA’s strength in handling EPC contracts so as to bid and execute projects of mutual interest in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Okanagan Getting Its First Wind Farm 15 Apr, 2015
An agreement has been reached between BC Hydro and White Rock-based developer Zero Emission Energy Developments Inc for two wind farms at Okanagan. The farms will be constructed in West Kelowna and Summerland, with each having the ability to produce 15 MW. A third agreement was also reached for a 15-megawatt wind farm near Taylor in northeastern B.C. Construction is scheduled to start late spring or early summer and will take about 18 months to complete.

SOCAR Signs New Contract Worth 350 mln Euros 15 Apr, 2015
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has signed a contract with Maire Tecnimont for the implementation of a 350 million euros (approx) EPC-contract for the construction of polypropylene production within the framework of the project SOCAR Polymer. The contract provides for rendering full technical services, procurement, installation work and construction activity before commissioning the project, as well as its trial. The project is implemented in Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park and will produce 180,000 metric tons of polypropylene and 120,000 metric tons of polyethylene per year. Production is expected to begin in 2016.

City employees plan outlet mall pipeline plans 15 Apr, 2015
Laredo city council’s approval is awaited for a project to install a 24 inch pipeline that would run water to the site of the new outlet mall in Texas. The 2.3 million dollar project would run water from the Jefferson Water Treatment Plant to a distribution point at bridge One

Kazakhstan starts exploration at large oil field 15 Apr, 2015
Satpayev Operating LLP plans to drill the first exploration well at ‘Satpayev’ structure in 2015. ‘Satpayev’ site is located on the northern part of the shelf in the north of the Caspian Sea and includes three structures: ‘Satpayev’, ‘Eastern Satpayev’ and ‘Karina’. The estimated recoverable resources are 253 million metric tons of standard fuel. ‘Satpayev’ block is under development by Kazakhstan’s KazMunaiGas national oil and gas company and India’s ONGC Videsh Limited (with 25-percent share with the possibility of increasing). A subsoil use contract was signed on this site.

Gov’t to sign US$5-billion Logistics Hub MOU Monday 15 Apr, 2015
On April 20, the Government of Jamaica will sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Krauck Systems and Anchor Financial Group LLC, for the development of projects in Jamaica related to the Global Logistics Hub.

Plans for wastewater plant in Romney move forward 15 Apr, 2015
Plans for a new wastewater plant in Romney are moving forward after nearly 11 years of work. The project will cost about $4 million. Work on the project is to commence next spring.

New spec warehouse project coming at Mountain Creek in SW Dallas 15 Apr, 2015
Courtland Development is building a192,260-square-foot warehouse project at the Mountain Creek Business Park in southwest Dallas. Mountain Creek 5 is being developed in a partnership by Courtland and Trez Capital. Southwest Bank provides financing for the project. Alliance Architect designed the building. Ratcliff Constructors LP is the general contractor. The project will open in November.

Mitsubishi to set up methanol and dimethyl ether plant in Trinidad and Tobago
BS 13 Apr, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc (MGC), Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) have signed an agreement with state-owned National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (NGC) and Massy Holdings Ltd (Massy) for the construction of a methanol and dimethyl ether plant in Trinidad and Tobago, and have concluded contracts for engineering, procurement & construction (EPC), gas supply, and relevant land leases. The plant, which entails about $1 billion of investment, will have capacity to manufacture 1 million tonnes per annum (tpa) of methanol and 20 thousand tpa of dimethyl ether. Discussions are currently underway with a syndicate of Japanese banks for finalising the loan agreement.

New Penang Sky Cab project in the pipeline 15 Apr, 2015
A proposed project to link Penang Island and the mainland is in the pipeline. The project called Penang Sky Cab would connect the Penang Sentral Transportation Hub in Butterworth to Nordin Street Ghaut in George Town. The first phase would feature 40 cabins. The project is now at an advanced exploratory stage and is expected to be ready by 2018.

Fuel storage facility in Salalah to be ready in November 15 Apr, 2015
A fuel storage depot is being developed at the Salalah Port by Dubai-based Mina Petroleum. The 230,000-cu-m storage facility will be completed by November 2015. The construction work of the depot is well under way and is nearing completion. The depot will initially serve visiting naval ships and later will be expanded to commercial vessels.

Iran, Oman sign deal on 260-km below-sea gas export 15 Apr, 2015
Iran and Oman signed a deal to build 260 km below-sea pipeline to carry Iranian gas to Oman. The Oman pipeline contractor will begin work. The proposed pipeline would connect the Iranian province of Hormuzgan to Sohar in Oman. Iran would begin pumping natural gas to Oman by 2015.

Farm park planned for Neihu site 15 Apr, 2015
The Taipei Government plans to start work on a farm park in Neihu District in July. The farm base is scheduled to be completed in December and wetland area is scheduled to be finished by 2016. A feasibility study of collecting rainwater and surface water for the wetland was conducted and suggest the project could maintain biodiversity and reduce the urban heat island effect.

Erickson wins Mexico Pipeline Construction Contract 14 Apr, 2015
Erickson Incorporated has contracted for a new rural infrastructure pipeline project that will bring clean-burning natural gas to businesses and citizens in Mexico. The agreement will guarantee the use of an S-64 E Aircrane to assist in the external load transport of more than 1,000 natural gas pipeline segments that will complete the 329 mile long Topolobampo Project. The work will be completed early in Q2.

Doraville to get new film/TV complex 14 Apr, 2015
Third Rail Studios project in Doraville will reuse an existing 130,000-square-foot building to accommodate 60,000 square feet of sound stages, 20,000 square feet of production support plus mill shops. The media complex will be a 270,000-square-foot facility in Atlanta. The expected build-out area will represent about $750 million in total investment. The studio is slated to open for business at the end of 2015.

Incyte is opening an R&D command center, staffing up in Geneva 14 Apr, 2015
Incyte is to set up a research shop in 9,000 square feet of space in Geneva, Switzerland. This new facility in the center of Europe will enable to create the infrastructure needed to support our global drug development programs.

ONGC, OIL and BPCL to invest $6 bn to develop Mozambique offshore gas field 14 Apr, 2015
ONGC, OIL and BPCL will invest $6 billion in developing a Mozambique offshore gas field. Another $6 billion will be invested to develop Rovuma Area 1 field. Both companies have agreed to jointly build an onshore gas liquefaction facility in the Afungi LNG Industrial Park in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado at a cost of around $50 billion.

Construction set to begin on Dh1bn Abu Dhabi steel plant 14 Apr, 2015
Construction work on a Dh1 billion galvanised steel plant in Abu Dhabi will begin in April. Al Diyar is the main civil contractor, with Zamil Steel providing the steel structure and Danieli of Italy supplying the majority of the manufacturing equipment to the plant. The facility will have the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes of galvanized steel upon completion. The plant will be built in two phases, totalling 250,000 tonnes each, with the first phase expected to be complete in late 2016.

Duke Energy To Add 500 MW Of Solar Power In Florida 14 Apr, 2015
Duke Energy plans to add 500 MW of solar power in Florida by 2020. Another 30 MW shall be available by 2018. It plans for a natural gas fired facility in Citrus County and upgrades at its Hines plant in Polk County. Gulf Power will add 120 MW of utility scale solar power at three military bases in Northwest Florida.

Marubeni, EDF unit to invest in 146MW solar power facility in Chile 14 Apr, 2015

Marubeni has signed an agreement with EDF Energies Nouvelles to invest in a 146MW solar power plant in Chile. The project is estimated to cost around $334m. Marubeni also intends to expand its presence in the Latin America region..

Enel Green Power Awarded 425 MW of Wind Power in South African Public Tender 14 Apr, 2015
Enel Green Power (EGP) has been awarded three energy supply contracts with South African utility Eskom. The three wind power projects are (Oyster Bay – 142 MW, Nxuba – 141 MW and Karusa – 142 MW) totalling 425 MW in South Africa. It will be constructed in the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape provinces. The Oyster Bay and Nxuba projects will be completed and enter into service in 2017, while Karusa will enter into service in 2018. The total investment is 500 million Euros.

H&M launches e-commerce in 3 new European markets 14 Apr, 2015
H&M has extended its digital sales service to three new European markets- Slovakia, Bulgaria and Hungary. The newly launched e-commerce service will offer a wide variety of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories alongside a full line of children’s wear.

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

ET 14 Apr, 2015
Turkey launches its first nuclear power plant which is a $20 billion project. The foundation stone was laid for the construction of the power station in Akkuyu in Mersin province and is expected to be completed by 2020 and will have four power units with a capacity of 1200 MW each. A second plant is to be in the Black Sea city of Sinop while a third plant whose location is yet to be finalised is also planned.

Meaford power station could be operational in 2020 14 Apr, 2015
Meaford Energy Limited (MEL) has submitted its application for the Meaford Energy Centre (MEC) power station at the Meaford Business Park. The MEC represents a £300 million investment in the local economy. Construction on the planned gas turbine power station could begin in late 2017 with the centre in full operation by 2020.

Valpo steel plant expands, adds 35 new jobs 14 Apr, 2015
Union Electric Steel is expanding its operations at its local plant at 3702 Montdale Park Drive. The pouring of the foundations for the equipment is already underway and the initial machine is slated to be operational in May.

Groundbreaking set for water treatment plant 14 Apr, 2015
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled on 09 April at the southwest corner of Lenny Brewster Sports Center, 21024 Otoe Road, for the Apple Valley Subregional Water Reclamation Plant. The project is developed in cooperation with Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority and expected to be operational in 18 months.

Local wastewater treatment plant’s upgrades start next month 14 Apr, 2015
Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant officials will host a groundbreaking event in May to begin ‘EchoWater’ multi-billion dollar project to upgrade their facility at 8521 Laguna Station Road outside Elk Grove. It is expected to cost approximately $1.5 billion to $2 billion. The project is to be fully completed and operational by 2023.

Vectren starts $31M in pipeline upgrades 14 Apr, 2015
Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio has started to work on gas mains and service lines in 12 area cities through a $31 million investment in 2015. The project is to replace about 700 miles of bare steel and cast iron infrastructure in west central Ohio.

Seoul City to put solar power generator in EV 13 Apr, 2015
The Seoul Metropolitan Government introduces a new solar power generation system to improve EV driving range. The authorities plan to add solar power generator on EV. Seoul city is now reviewing a plan to release EV with a car-sharing company Han Car.

Enel Green plans 36-MW wind farm in Peru 13 Apr, 2015
Enel Green Power SpA has unveiled a plan to build a 36-MW wind farm worth USD 75 million in Peru’s Huaura province. The project is currently at the stage of feasibility. The construction period is expected to last 12 months, after that the installations will operate 25 years with costs of USD 2 million per year.

SoCalGas Launches First Power-to-Gas Project in U.S. 13 Apr, 2015
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has joined with the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) to launch demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the U.S. Located at the NFCRC at the University of California, Irvine and NREL’s laboratories in Golden, Colorado, the power-to-gas demonstrations will also assess the feasibility and potential benefits of using the natural gas pipeline system to store photovoltaic and wind-produced energy. Initial project results are expected by year end.

Work starting to replace leaking underground steam pipeline 13 Apr, 2015
Work is planned that will replace a 427 feet leaking underground pipeline that serves the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s downtown steam customers. The first phase of the $1.3 million project will take place at Michigan Avenue and Washington Square. The second phase will extend from June 1 through mid-August. Phase three will begin in mid-August near the Radisson hotel. It is expected to be finished by the end of September

Dubai to invest USD 8.2bn in solar project expansion 13 Apr, 2015
Dubai expects to spend AED 30 billion on the expansion of a major local solar park to 3 GW by 2030 and has allocated AED 150 million for the activities of a new renewables research centre. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will invest AED 12 billion to build the 1 GW solar farm by 2019. The first phase of the project, with a capacity of 13 MW, was completed in October 2014. The 200-MW Phase II, will become operational by April 2017. DEWA has set aside AED 7 billion to establish a local smart grid to boost energy efficiency.

Subsea 7 awarded USD 200m SURF contract for Petrobras off Brazil 13 Apr, 2015
Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract worth approximately USD 200m, with duration of two years, for the installation of flexible lines for Petrobras’ projects in Brazil. The vessel that has been operating for Petrobras will commence the new contract in direct continuation to the current one.

New Madinah airport’s test operations launched 13 Apr, 2015
A Saudi Arabian Airlines landed on 12 April at the new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, marking the start of the airport’s test run operations. The trial operation of the airport would run for a limited period of time until its formal launch. It has completed the establishment of its offices and supplied it with the required cadres to process the passports of passengers. The airport, occupying an area of 4 million square meters, has been built at a cost of about $1.4 billion.

Trustar Energy awarded contracts to install 15 UPS CNG fueling stations throughout US 13 Apr, 2015
TruStar Energy announces the awarding of 15 high capacity fueling stations for UPS. The CNG fueling stations, planned for 11 states and configured to fast-fill and time-fill their vehicles, will fuel over 2000 vehicles once the recently announced 1400 additions to their fleet are deployed. Station construction has already begun in Oklahoma City, Okla., and New Orleans, La. In addition to the design and construction of the stations, it was contracted to provide service and maintenance for 13 of the 15 stations on an annual contract basis.

Birmingham’s Steel City Pops opens in Auburn, Huntsville coming soon 13 Apr, 2015
Birmingham’s Steel City Pops has just opened its newest location of 620 square feet in 109 North College St, downtown Auburn, and additional stores should be open by mid-May to Huntsville in Bridge Street Town Centre and Dallas, Texas. Steel City Pops has signed lease agreements to open stores in Lexington and Louisville, Ky., in 2016.

Orient Paper constructs tissue manufacturing facilities in Hebei province, China 13 Apr, 2015
Orient Paper, Inc. is building production facilities in the Wei County Industrial Park in Hebei Province, China, for tissue paper production. The production of tissue paper is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2015.

Group aims to bring new park to Valdese 13 Apr, 2015
Renault plans to venture into used car business in India in the second half of 2015. The company is currently testing internally the used car format on a pilot basis. It also plans to launch a sub Rs 4 lakh car in the country and aims to achieve 5 per cent market share in India by the end of 2016.

Spanish energy firm submits plans for solar panels on Dales farm 12 Apr, 2015
A Spanish company is seeking permission to construct Craven’s first solar farm on land at Lund Farm, Westhouse. Outline plans have been submitted to Craven District Council. If granted planning permission, the company proposes to contribute up to £30,000 to local environmental projects in the Burton-in-Lonsdale and Low Bentham areas.

New gas-fired power plant coming to Edinburg 12 Apr, 2015
South Texas Electricity Cooperative is building $200 million gas-fired power plant with capacity up to 225 megawatts. The cooperative also owns the Falcon and Amistad hydroelectric dams and a wind farm in Sarita.

Quincy plans $3M in improvements to water treatment plant 12 Apr, 2015
The Quincy plans the first major overhaul of its water treatment plant. It is set to approve $3.1 million in work at the plant. About $500,000 in additional upgrades already have been approved. The plant treats an average 8 million gallons of water daily.

USM Gulf Park announces funds for raises, new building 12 Apr, 2015
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus received almost $10 million for improvements to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and for a new Holloway Complex Building Replacement Project to house several academic programs. The Complex will replace five modular units on the Gulf Park campus with a two-story, 24,000-square-foot building. The building will be open to students in fall 2017

Italian brand Boffi opens showroom in Manila 11 Apr, 2015
Italian brand Boffi now open at the ground floor of The Residences at Greenbelt, San Lorenzo Tower on Esperanza Street, Makati City in Manila. It comes as an esteemed leading provider of premium kitchen, bathroom and wardrobe systems.

Iran to start oil exploration on Turkmen border 11 Apr, 2015
Iran’s Caspian National Oil Company has announced new exploration operations to be undertaken in the Golestan Province, Turkmenistan. The operations will start in the present Iranian fiscal year (March 21, 2015 to March 20 2016). Iran increased gas imports from Turkmenistan in the fall.

Tokyo One Piece Tower indoor amusement park opens in capital 11 Apr, 2015
An amusement park dedicated to the “One Piece” pirate manga and anime series has opened at Tokyo Tower. It takes up a renovated section of a commercial complex at the foot of the landmark tower in Minato Ward.

SunEdison to Construct Three New Solar Power Plants in Utah Totaling 262 MW 10 Apr, 2015
SunEdison, Inc. has signed agreements to construct and install three new utility-scale solar power plants in southern Utah with a total capacity of 262 MW DC. PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity through three 20-year power purchase agreements. Construction of the power plants is expected to begin in the fall of 2015 with commercial operations expected in 2016.

Brenmiller Company in Israel will construct an unique electric power station 10 Apr, 2015
A new electric power station situated in Dimona will use solar energy and biomass. Brenmiller Energy, declared that the electric power station capacity will be of 10 megawatts. The construction is valued at 300 millions of shekels.

Bui adds 260MW of power to national grid 10 Apr, 2015
The Bui Power Generating Station in the Tain District will add 260 megawatts close to its installed capacity of nearly 400 megawatts power to national grid. Water level in Bui dam is around 173.90 and our maximum level is 183 meters above sea level. So the amount of power we are currently producing now is based on a generation plant that was prepared between Bui power authorities in consultation with the systems control centre.

Austrian waste-to-energy plant expands DH capacity 10 Apr, 2015
LINZ AG STROM has commissioned Alstom to apply its AmStar 888 corrosion protection to the steam generator of the Linz-Mitte waste-to-energy power plant. Each year, the plant is designed to re-use roughly 200,000 tonnes of processed waste and around 50,000 tonnes of sewage sludge produced by the Asten sewage treatment plant

St Johnston to get wastewater treatment plant 10 Apr, 2015
The documents are being prepared for a contract signing for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in St Johnston. The contract will be signed in May. The construction work will begin in September and would take 52 weeks for completion

Croatia to build 2 biomass power plants 10 Apr, 2015
A deal was signed for construction of a biomass power plant in the eastern Croatian town of Osijek with an investment worth of Euro 16.25 million. Another similar deal expected to be signed in the town of Sisak, south of capital Zagreb, next week

Developer plans new 150-room hotel near Kahului Harbor on Maui 10 Apr, 2015
Maui Palms Hotel at Kahului Harbor will be the location of a new 150-room hotel that will be part of the Pagoda collection. Construction on the new hotel is anticipated to start within 18 months or sooner.

The work gets fully underway on the construction of a brand new Premier Inn hotel in Lake. The foundation work has started for the new 81-bedroom hotel, which is set to open at Merrie Gardens. The work will be carried out by Carter Lauren Construction Ltd. The hotel will boast an additional 12 bedrooms compared to the existing Premier Inn at Seaclose in Newport, which will remain open.

Savanna Diamond Cement Begins Operations In Buipe, Northern Region 10 Apr, 2015
A ($90million) Savanna Diamond Cement (SDCL) factory is to begin for production at Buipe. It has a capacity to produce 440,000 tons of cement per annum (tpa). The substation has a capacity of 25megawatts out of which SDCL needs only 7 MW and the remaining 18 MW will be available for the community.

$426 million Lake Forest Hospital expansion on track 10 Apr, 2015
The new Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital at estimated cost $426 million schedule remains in place for September 2017 opening. The foundation and building footings are going into place featuring five pavilions, eight operating rooms and 114 private inpatient beds spread out over nearly 500,000 square feet

Shin-Etsu Chemical to build $108m photoresist plant in Taiwan 10 Apr, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical is planning to build a new photoresist plant in Taiwan. The company will invest around JPY13bn which will take a year to construct. The combination of the existing Naoetsu Plant and the new Taiwan Plant will be able to achieve the dispersion of business risks.

New hospital starting to take shape 10 Apr, 2015
The new Tehachapi Hospital under construction has gained a healthy momentum. The exterior should be completed within six weeks and the interior remains a metal skeleton under construction will take some 10 months time. The estimate for the construction is $23 million. We could occupancy and licensure of the new building by the end of 2016.

Ballpark Set to Open 10 Apr, 2015
The 21-million dollar ballpark stadium has 2,500 seatback chairs has set to open. The West Virginia baseball program will play its 31st game of the season. West Virginia players are very excited to take the field in the new stadium for the first time. In the future, capacity for over 3,000 spectators will be possible when the grass fills each lawn

Imax expands in South Africa 10 Apr, 2015
Imax and Ster-Kinekor recently open two more Imax theatres in South Africa. The first Imax theatre will be at the Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, and second to be at the Cradlestone Mall. It is set to open in Johannesburg in the second half of 2015

Waterbury to break ground on municipal complex 10 Apr, 2015
Waterbury is planning to break ground on its new municipal complex on April 13. The new space will accommodate additional town offices and a community meeting room. The construction is expected to be completed by January. Work also is being done on Waterbury’s 86,000-square-foot state office complex to replace what was damaged in the storm.

GALLERY Active Kilrush Sports Complex opened 10 Apr, 2015
The launch of the new (€320,000), facility which coincided with the official opening of the Active Kilrush Sports Complex was constructed by Sportslawn Ireland Ltd. The construction of the new AstroTurf pitch and development of additional facilities at Active Kilrush Sports Complex is in response to “a shortage of sports facilities in Kilrush

Tanzania: Chinese Bank Opens Door in Dar 10 Apr, 2015
THE Bank of Tanzania has licensed China Commercial Bank (CCB), as its entry will contribute in increasing the level of financial inclusion. A new bank formed by Chinese and Tanzanian businesspersons. It will reach 50 per cent target by 2016 as set by the National Financial Inclusion Framework.

Flippin breaks ground for new school 10 Apr, 2015
The Flippin School District breaks ground on April 10 for a new elementary school. The project is estimated to be completed by summer 2016.

Kyocera, Partners to Build 15MW Solar Power Plant in West Japan 10 Apr, 2015
Kyocera Corp. will build a 15-MW solar power plant in the western prefecture of Hyogo. The company will supply 55,000 solar panels for the plant, which will start running in November 2016.

Chanel Launches E-Commerce Partnership With Net-A-Porter 10 Apr, 2015
Chanel has announced its e-commerce partnership with online retailer Net-A-Porter. The move will see Chanel exclusively launch its Coco Crush fine jewellery collection on the site. The Coco Crush collection will be available on Net-A-Porter from April 15 – May 6.

Hulton Bridge construction advances 10 Apr, 2015
The work on $64.8 million Hulton Bridge replacement project will extend into spring 2016, but the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects that the new span will be open to traffic by late October 2015.

Asahi Indofood opens new beverage plant 10 Apr, 2015
Asahi Indofood Beverage Makmur (AIBM) opens a new plant with an investment of Rp 700 billion at Sukabumi, in West Java. The plant is expected to produce (bottled tea Ichi Ocha and coffee Cafela) 100 million liters per year. It occupies a 59,000 square-meter compound in the Cicurug industrial area

Acacia Mining expands footprint in Burkina Faso project 10 Apr, 2015
Acacia Mining has inked to expand its footprint in the Houndé belt in Burkina Faso. The company has signed agreements with Australia-listed Canyon Resources and Canada’s Thor Explorations for earn-ins which will expand its land package in the belt to 2,400 square kilometres.

Iran seeks to build 50MW, 100MW nuclear plants 10 Apr, 2015
Iran plans to build nuclear power plants with 50 megawatts and 100 megawatts capacity. It can be built to generate up to 1,000MW of electricity. Iran aims to produce 20,000 megawatts of electricity from nuclear power.

Broomfield Hospital opens new emergency ward 10 Apr, 2015
A new purpose-built 19-bed ward for surgical emergency patients has opened on 07 April at Broomfield Hospital. The unit took nine weeks to complete, transforming the space into a state-of-the-art surgical area.

Work on new Hilton hotel to begin in June 10 Apr, 2015
A New York real estate development firm plans to break ground in June for a 120-room Hilton hotel at the southwest corner of West 11th Avenue and Olive Street, in Eugene. The hotel project’s value is about $6.5 million. The Hilton will open in time for the start of summer 2016

Chinese group to invest in $2.1bn power project 10 Apr, 2015
Power Construction Corp of China Ltd plans to invest in a $2.1 billion coal-fired power project in Pakistan. The project is scheduled to be completed within 32 months and will mainly use coal from Indonesia. The project will require a total investment of $2.085bn.

Van Oord installs 1st turbine at 129-MW wind farm in Dutch waters 09 Apr, 2015
Van Oord has erected the first turbine at the site of the 129-MW Eneco Luchterduinen wind project off the coast of the Netherlands. The company will install the remaining 42 wind turbines with the goal of completing the wind park in August 2015.

City’s new wastewater plant begins operations 09 Apr, 2015
Paso Robles City Wastewater treatment after two years of construction activity and preparation was fired up. The new biological process with six truckloads of microbiology was started. The new process is now getting established.

U.S. approves city sewage project here 09 Apr, 2015
The construction of a sewage disposal plant at a cost of $70,000 for West Frankfort and a sanitary sewer system for the Heights at estimated cost of $15 per lot has been approved with the allotment of $231,585.

Planned Staffordshire power station to be fully operational by 2020 09 Apr, 2015
Meaford Energy Centre (MEC), a new power station would be built at Meaford Business Park in Staffordshire and would be fully operational by 2020. Construction work could be underway by 2017. The Meaford Energy Limited plans to construct a cycle gas turbine station on the 85-acre site.

Cape MUA proposes sewer pipeline through Pinelands 09 Apr, 2015
The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is proposing to run a sewer pipeline 9 miles through the Pinelands from the county landfill to a treatment plant. The new pipeline would stretch down Route 550 or Route 608 to a pump station on Route 9 at Avalon Boulevard. The authority plans to go out to bid on a design in 2016.

Karcher opens new service centre and showroom in Bahrain 09 Apr, 2015
Karcher is opening a new service centre in Manama, Bahrain. The newly opened Bahrain facility joins four other centres in Dubai (UAE), Qatar, Omanand Egypt. The company is planning to soon open other dedicated centres in Kuwait and another in Dubai.

A New Restaurant Is Blooming in the New York Botanical Garden 09 Apr, 2015
The Modern at MoMA, Untitled is reopening at the new Whitney with a revamped menu soon. The New York Botanical Garden will soon be home to the Hudson Garden Grill. The restaurant opens later in April

Apple’s Second Retail Store in Brazil Opening in Sao Paulo on April 18 09 Apr, 2015
Apple’s second retail store in Morumbi shopping center at 1089 Roque Petroni Junior Avenue in Brazil will open in São Paulo on April 18.

$25 million project planned downtown 09 Apr, 2015
A new retail and office project ($25 million) is planned for downtown Sioux Falls. It could double to 100,000 square feet. The Hansen Professional Building is the second major mixed use project proposed downtown in March. Construction will start after at least half the building is leased.

China’s plans to build rail link with Nepal through Mt Everest could concern India
TOI 09 Apr, 2015
China plans to build a 540-kilometre rail link between Tibet and Nepal passing through a tunnel under Mt Everest. The Nepal rail project which has been taken up at Kathmandu’s request will be completed by 2020. China is likely to sign a deal to help Pakistan build a natural gas pipeline to Iran.

Exxaro Starts $21 Million Water Plant at South African Coal Mine 02 09 Apr, 2015
Exxaro Resources Ltd is treating 10 million liters of water daily at its 250 million-rand treatment plant at the Matla mine. The company is developing a plant near Belfast that will start up by the end of the 2015, and another at the Arnot mine near Middelburg that will start up by 2017.

Alibaba’s Ant arm launches China’s first e-commerce based stock index 09 Apr, 2015
On 09 April, Alibaba Group Holding’s finance arm launched an index that tracks e-commerce activities. The CSI Taojin Big Data 100 Index is composed of 100 stocks in sectors. The index started running as a pilot test on Jan. 18.

Taiwan’s Cathay United Bank gets ok to open Philippine branch 09 Apr, 2015
The Philippine central bank has given Taiwan’s Cathay United Bank the go ahead to upgrade its representative office with an initial capital equivalent to 2.2 billion pesos. The branch will start operations in the third quarter of 2015. A unit of Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc in February and South Korea’s Shinhan International Bank in March also won approval to open a Manila branch.

Sun Mountain Opens New Showroom in Park City, UT 09 Apr, 2015
Sun Mountain, Inc opens a new outlet at Park City in Utah. The showroom is located in the Silver Creek Business Park, 6400 N. It will also offer delivery and after-the-sale service to customers in the northern Utah region.

Lafarge to expand plant despite competition 08 Apr, 2015
Lafarge Zambia will begin work on the US$217m expansion of its cement plant in Lusaka in 2015. Construction will start in the second half of 2015 and be completed in 2018 with increase in capacity to 2Mt/yr. Chinese and Zambian also are planning the construction of a cement plant in Zambia.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for first cement plant in Laos 08 Apr, 2015
Siam Cement Group held the groundbreaking ceremony of its new Khammouane cement plant (1.8 million tpy) at Powa Village, Mahachai District in Laos and plans to begin production in 1Q17.

Entergy brings solar power to Mississippi, newspaper reports 08 Apr, 2015
Entergy broke ground on April 7 on the first of its three planned solar projects in Mississippi. The company plans utility-scale solar projects in Jackson, Senatobia and Brookhaven, all of which will be operational by late 2015. The three sites will produce 1,500 kilowatts of electricity.

Developer proposes Maine’s largest solar power installation 08 Apr, 2015
A Portland developer wants to build Maine’s largest solar power array in Hancock County. The Gouldsboro Solar LLC has signed a letter of intent with The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor to sell power from a 2.8 megawatt solar installation to the biomedical research lab. The $9 million project covers roughly 12 acres.

E.on launches US services unit 08 Apr, 2015
E.on launches US services unit and its services will be available to all wind and solar energy projects. It has invested nearly $5 billion in North America, owning or operating nearly 3GW of capacity, including 1,800 wind turbines.

Western Energy Partners to build 750-MW gas-plus-PV station in US 08 Apr, 2015
Western Energy Partners LLC plans to develop, install and operate a 750-MW gas-plus-solar power plant in San Juan County, New Mexico. The Clean Path Energy Center LLC complex will include a 680-MW natural gas combined cycle power plant and a 70-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park. The project is expected to be completed in the middle of 2019.

DRT announces commissioning of biomass power station in France 08 Apr, 2015
DRT’s biomass cogeneration power plant at its site in Vielle-Saint-Girons, France, has become reality with the commissioning of the power station. After a four-month testing phase, the power plant was officially put in service in the beginning of 2015.

Portucel breaks ground on pellet plant in South Carolina 08 Apr, 2015
Portucel Sporcel Group breaks ground on Colombo Energy pellet plant at Greenwood County, in South Carolina. The facility will have the manufacturing capacity to produce 460,000 tons of pellets annually. Scheduled completion is in the third quarter of 2016.

Cogen plant for SF wastewater company 08 Apr, 2015
Union Sanitary District (USD) has commissioned a new cogeneration project at a total cost of $14.5 million. The facility produces up to 1.7 MW of energy to generate power for its 33 acre treatment plant. The project includes two 850 kW engine generators

Royal Dutch Shell and BG open mega-deal pipeline 08 Apr, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group may open a mega-deal pipeline. The $200 billion Anglo-Dutch energy colossus is in advanced talks to buy its $46 billion gas rival.

PSC approves two pipelines 08 Apr, 2015
The North Dakota Public Service Commission on 08 April approved permits for two pipelines (one for oil and one for natural gas liquids) in McKenzie County. Hiland Crude LLC received approval for a 12-inch diameter, 13-mile-long crude oil line in McKenzie County. It will increase the capacity of the system by 65,000 barrels per day.

NFM Lending Opens New Branch in Hendersonville, Tennessee 08 Apr, 2015
NFM Lending opens a new branch in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The branch will focus its lending platform throughout Tennessee.

“Hunger Games” theme park set to open in Dubai in 2016 08 Apr, 2015
Lionsgate will be partnering with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring the film to life via a theme park scheduled to open in October 2016. Motiongate Dubai, a Hollywood-themed park is expected to include a Lionsgate zone that features “Hunger Games”-inspired attractions and retail facilities. The 4 million-square-foot facility will also have a DreamWorks Animation zone.

NCC to Construct a New Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg 08 Apr, 2015
NCC will construct a new hospital that will be an extension of Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital at Gothenburg. The land and preparatory work will commence in spring 2015 and occupancy will occur successively from 2018 to 2020. The order value is estimated at approximately SEK 850 million.

New restaurant proposed for GR’s Arena Place 08 Apr, 2015
The Wheelhouse, a new casual dining restaurant has been proposed for downtown Grand Rapids Arena Place, which is currently under construction at Ottawa Avenue SW and Weston. OCM Development, LLC, of Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. is behind the proposed restaurant

MCCL new plant to be commissioned soon 07 Apr, 2015
In line with the modernization process of the Mawmluh Cherra Cement Limited (MCCL), the new dry process plant will be commissioned post the completion of the trial run by the end of this month. The production capacity would increase to 18000 metric tonnes a year. The Rs 100 cr modernized plant will also consume less electricity.

ET Solar Builds a 50 MWp Solar Power Plant in Israel 07 Apr, 2015
ET Solar builds a 50MWp solar power plant on 60 hectares land in Israel. The new solar power facility is expected to be grid-connected by the end of 2015, and generate over 85,000 MW.

NextEra Energy to build $640M Colorado wind farms 07 Apr, 2015
NextEra Energy Resources LLC is spending $640 million on two new wind farms in eastern Colorado. The 150 MW Carousel Wind Power Project in Kit Carson County will sell all its power to Westminster’s Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. under a 25-year contract. The 250-megawatt Golden West Wind Energy Project in El Paso County will sell all its power to Xcel Energy Inc. The work on the projects started recently and expects the wind farms to be operational by the end of 2015.

Cemex brings forward Caracolito cement plant expansion 07 Apr, 2015
Cemex in Colombia is bringing forward the expansion of its Caracolito plant. The project includes the expansion of the existing quarry with an additional 110,000m2 of land, a complete reconstruction of the kilns and the replacement of the air treatment filters. The company will also open a new plant in the northeast of Antioquia.

Ulyanovskcement building new cement plant 07 Mar, 2015
Ulyanovskcement is setting up a new cement shipping and packaging department with 6200t/day dry-process cement production line. Equipment produced by Ibau Hamburg Ingenieurgesellschaft Industriebau GmbH will be installed

SCF wastewater treatment plant: finished by fall 07 Apr, 2015
The Saint Croix Falls is planning to complete the wastewater treatment plant work by the end of this summer.

Four firms bid for $800m Kuwait oil pipeline 07 Apr, 2015
Kuwait oil company (KOC) has received bids for $800 million project to build a pipeline network. It also issued the tender with plans to lift oil production from 700,000 barrels per day to nearly one million bpd. In August the company signed three contracts worth 662 million dinars with Petrofac, Dodsal & Larsen and Toubro for the construction of three oil gathering centres in north Kuwait. The project would be completed within three years and would be awarded on an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) basis.

Indofood Agri plans to build new sugar mill in Indonesia

ET 07 Apr, 2015
Indofood Agri Resources Ltd is to invest $150 million and build a new sugar mill in Indonesia.

Millcraft to build two hotels in Beaver County 07 Apr, 2015
Millcraft Investments plans to build two new hotels at the Stoney Ridge development in Monaca. The new hotels will be built where Columbia Gas broke ground on a new operating and training facility recently. The financing is expected to be completed soon and it shall break ground on the first hotel by mid-summer.

Myanmar to expand textile, garment industry
BS 07 Apr, 2015
Myanmar will expand its textile and garment industry with the export earning targeted at $2 billion for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

USD 47 bln-worth investments in energy sector in five years 07 Apr, 2015
The total investment to be pumped in Cairo’s energy sector in the next five years is estimated at USD 47 billion. Phase (9-A) of the mega project of developing the deep water oil fields of West Delta in the Mediterranean Sea was also inaugurated. The USD 6.1 billion project will produce 400 million cubic feet of natural gas and 2,500 barrels of condensates per day. USD 5.6 billion investments are planned for petrochemicals.

Hummingbird looks to develop hydroelectrric power plant 07 Apr, 2015
Hummingbird Resources is planning to develop a 30 MW hydroelectric power (HEP) plant in south-east Liberia. The plant will be completed by April 2016 at a cost of about $265 000.

Wastewater treatment plant will boost Yucca Valley groundwater supply 07 Apr, 2015
The wastewater treatment plant proposed for Yucca Valley will not only accept sewage, it will rebuild the town’s groundwater supply. The project includes a water reclamation plant. After its first phase of construction, the treatment plant is expected to provide around 1 million gallons of water per day. When fully built, the centralized system would generate up to 3,000 acre-feet of reclaimed water per year.

Thumbs up for 70MW Scottish wind farm 06 Apr, 2015
A 70MW wind farm in the Highlands has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government. NBW Wind Energy plans to install 23 turbines at Corriegarth Wind Farm. The project will provide around £100,000 a year to support local projects.

Leonardo DiCaprio to build eco-resort 06 Apr, 2015
Leonardo DiCaprio is planning to build an eco-resort Restorative Island in Belize. He wants to turn the 104-acre island estate into a luxury resort complete with villas worth up to US$15 million each and plans to open the resort in 2018.

New Biotech Plant Coming to Vermont 06 Apr, 2015
The developers expect to break ground in May on a new biotechnology plant in Newport. The 80,000-square AnC Bio Vermont facility will do research, manufacture heart-lung machines and portable dialysis machines, and perform cell-culturing for heart therapy.

Work underway on new Bedlingtonshire Community High School 06 Apr, 2015
Construction begins on new buildings of the new multimillion-pound Bedlingtonshire Community High School. It will open to 800 pupils in September 2016. The Northumberland County Council is contributing £1.8m towards the Bedlington scheme

Elegant Tile & Stone Announces New Cutting Edge Showroom in San Diego CA 06 Apr, 2015
Elegant Tile & Stone has launched a new cutting edge tile and stone showroom in Central San Diego, CA and will open in mid April. The company’s goal is 3 stores in three years.

Tappan Zee Bridge foundation work continues for new span 06 Apr, 2015
The foundation work for the new Tappan Zee Bridge ($3.9 billion) will continue this week by placing reinforced steel and concrete in the piles. Demolition will start in Tarrytown and the facility on South Broadway is being removed for construction of the new bridge. The completion of new facility is in 2018.

Recycling plant in the pipeline for Lanarkshire 06 Apr, 2015
The Levenseat recycling facility project costing over £100 million is to be built near Forth in Lanarkshire. All the work shall be completed prior to 2018. An annual target of 75 gigawatt-hours of electricity has been set for the plant.

Takeda opens new UAE office in Dubai 06 Apr, 2015
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company has inaugurated its new office at Tecom IRise Tower, in Dubai. Drugs related to cardiovascular metabolic, gastroenterology and oncology treatment areas will be launched within the next five years.

Century Ply sets up timber processing unit in Laos

HBL 06 Apr, 2015
Century Plyboards (India) Ltd has set up a timber processing unit with a capacity to process 150 cubic metres of log a day at Bolikhamsai in Laos. The full-fledged production will start from May. The company has also decided to set up a particleboard unit near Chennai with a capital expenditure of around 60 crore and adding two more lines to its Kolkata laminate unit at a cost of 50 crore. These two expansion projects are expected to be commissioned later in 2015-16.

Uzbekistan starts major textile complex construction 06 Apr, 2015
LT Textile Cooperatief UA has started the construction of a large textile complex spread over 30 hectares in Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan. The new complex will have a capacity to process 20,000 metric tonnes of cotton fibre and produce 15,000 metric tonnes of cotton and mixed yarn per year. The complex is targeted to be commissioned in November 2016 and will start operating to full capacity in Q1 of 2017.

144 solar panels to be installed on top of ministries’ buildings 05 Apr, 2015
In Egypt, some 35 out of 144 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels were installed at the roof of the ministries’ buildings and governmental installations. The 144 PV panels have a capacity of 13,900 Kilowatts and cost 192 million EGP. In March, the inauguration of the first solar power plant in Siwa Oasis was done.

Odessa coal-to-gas power plant to break ground this year 05 Apr, 2015
A new power plant at Odessa in West Texas that could transform coal into natural gas is poised to break ground later in 2015. The 400 MW project is on 600 acres. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the project $450 million in federal grants.

At Home opening first store in Northeast Ohio 05 Apr, 2015
At Home plans to open a 125,000-square-foot large-format store in May at Cobblestone Square shopping center in Sheffield Village in Lorain County at Northeast Ohio. The new retailer will turn on the lights at a former Super Kmart store that was shut in 2003.

First Food Express store in Paceville 05 Apr, 2015
Arkadia has opened its first Food Express store (450 square metres) in Paceville. In the next three months, a second convenience store will be opening in Swatar.

Construction starts on $24m Wafi Bridge in Dubai 05 Apr, 2015
Construction work has started on the 700-metre three-lane Wafi Bridge project (AED88mn) in Dubai. In January, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) awarded the construction contract to Dutco Balfour Beatty.

Freeport Road reconstruction work begins Monday 05 Apr, 2015
Reconstruction of the 1,300 feet Freeport Road began on April 6. The $68.4 million project is to replace the 105-year-old bridge of 1,600 feet long with a new four lane structure. Work runs until Oct. 19. The project also includes reconstruction of 550 feet of Hulton Road.

Dh500m solar power project planned for Northern Emirates 05 Apr, 2015
Solar power plants with a capacity of 100 MW are being planned for the Northern Emirates in a Dh500 million project. Work on the first plant will start in 2015. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority decided to double the size of a solar PV plant (200 MW) and it is expected to go online in April 2017. The 200 MW plant will be built and operated by Acwa Power.

Star Island solar installation to help produce 60 percent of energy needs this summer 05 Apr, 2015
Star Island has a new solar installation in Porstmouth, New Hampshire that will produce about 60 percent of its energy. The 43-acre Star Island is home to the historic Oceanic Hotel and a fishing village.

APERVI to build 150-MW Negros plant 05 Apr, 2015
Asia Pacific Energy Resources Ventures, Inc. (APERVI), to build 150-MW Negros plant. The construction is scheduled to start by 2015 and operations are targeted for 2018. The buyers for the plant’s output are three electric cooperatives in Negros Occidental: North Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc., Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc., and Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Economic Zones World to spend AED 200 million on TechnoPark infrastructure enhancement 04 Apr, 2015
Economic Zones World (EZW) plans to spend AED 200 million on new infrastructure development in TechnoPark. The plan will address traffic congestion problem TechnoPark companies are currently facing and also provide them with much efficient multi-modal logistics capabilities to move their products across the region.

Ridge Development Plans Industrial Park for N. Fort Worth 04 Apr, 2015
Ridge Development is planning to develop a 642,000-square-foot, (47-acre) Railhead Industrial Park in Fort Worth. It expects to break ground in the second quarter and complete the building by the end of 2015.

Suzuki plans second Myanmar plant
Bangkok Post 04 Apr, 2015
Suzuki plans to build a second plant in 20-hectare at the Thilawa special economic zone, Myanmar. Construction is expected to start later in 2015, with the facility slated to come online in 2017. The new plant will produce some 10,000 cars a year.

Seven new footbridges for Dubai 04 Apr, 2015
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) started the construction works on seven footbridges in six roads. Works are expected to be accomplished during the first half of 2016. The number of pedestrian bridges in Dubai is set to rise further to 107 in mid-2016.

Mohawk installing solar panels on roof of Summerville plant 03 Apr, 2015
Mohawk Industries plans to install a solar array at its Summerville manufacturing facility and sell the electricity to Georgia Power. The new panels will generate approximately 628,000 KW-hours of electricity. The project was developed and constructed by Alpharetta-based United Renewable Energy LLC.

MoU signed with German company to establish a 360-megawatt power plant 03 Apr, 2015
Electricity Ministry of Damascus signed an MoU with the German BARO International company to establish a new electricity generating station on 02 April. The plant will be of 360 MW capacity.

Wastewater plant comes to forefront for city 03 Apr, 2015
Hays city commissioners will discuss and design-build process for a wastewater treatment plant. The total cost of the project is estimated at $26 million to $28 million. The construction of the plants needs to be completed by late 2017.

SunEdison completes 30.6 MW of solar projects in USA 03 Apr, 2015
SunEdison Inc completed 30.6 MW solar projects in US. In North Carolina, it has a capacity of 26 MW and will sell the produced power to Duke Energy Progress through a 15-year power purchase agreements . In Maryland, it has a capacity of 2.5 MW and 2.1 MW, will supply the Cecil County School of Technology and Pocomoke City’s wastewater treatment plant via, 20-year PPA. The company will also develop and install four other PV plants (2.5 MW) for the City of Long Beach in California.

New Road Project to Begin Next Month. 03 Apr, 2015
The New York State Department of Transportation is starting a 2.4 million dollars new mill and fill project in May, to repair all of the potholes that have been created on I-86 between Horseheads and Elmira. The work should be done in August.

New bridge celebrated at Opal Creek forest center 03 Apr, 2015
The Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center has inaugurated a bridge over Battle Axe Creek on 04 April.

Huambo – Caala Industrial Park to Be Launched On April 9 03 Apr, 2015
The Industrial Development Park in Caala, Huambo will be launched on 9 April and the park will occupy an area of 1.129 hectares. This is part of a total of 20 that are being built in the country. The park will comprise an adequate infrastructure for industrial activities, including water, solid waste treatment, electricity, telecommunications and roads.

Construction of 57 New Airports to Start in the Next 5 Years 03 apr, 2015
The Ministry of Transportation of Jakarta plans to build 57 new airports and pledged to set aside Rp 71 trillion over the next 5 years for the project. The construction work for 11 new airports will start in 2015 in the southern parts of Sumatra, East Nusa Tenggara and Papua.

Developer builds $3M industrial facility 03 Apr, 2015
Robert Grooters Development Co. is building a $3-million industrial facility. The work started on a 100,000-square-foot industrial building in Grand Rapids at the Aerotech Industrial Park. The work should be completed in August.

Gibraltar steel plant is getting new start 03 Apr, 2015
The McLouth steel processing plant in Gibralter will have a new start. The Wayne County Commission has cleared the way for new owners and long-awaited environmental cleanup. It will invest $53 million for a new line. The cleanup and upgrades should be completed by April 2016.

Nike store in Hecht Warehouse will open Thursday 03 Apr, 2015
The Nike Factory store planned for the Hecht Warehouse project from Douglas Development Corp. in Northeast D.C. is expected to open April 9.

Need seen for industrial park 03 Apr, 2015
The Economic Development Alliance is to build Durango’s next industrial park at south Durango. It is expected to be underway within the next five years.

Solar Power Inc. signs agreements for projects in Panama, China 03 Apr, 2015
Solar Power Inc. (SPI) has signed new agreements with SG Panama Solar LLC to develop 120 MW of solar power projects in Panama and China. The SPI Solar Power Engineering Co. Ltd., has signed an agreement with Jingzhaolai PV Power Co. Ltd. to provide engineering, procurement and development services for a 20-MW solar project. Construction is expected to begin in April, with grid connection anticipated in June in Inner Mongolia.

Firm seeks to expand oil pipeline project 03 Apr, 2015
Williams plans massive pipeline expansion connecting Pennsylvania natural gas to major Eastern seaboard markets. It has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve its “Atlantic Sunrise” plan to build branches off its existing 10,000-plus-mile Transco Gas Pipeline. The $2.59 billion project represents a total 9.1 billion cubic feet. NortheasternPennsylvania pipeline capacity set to be in place by 2018. If approved by FERC, the company will place the project in service by July 1, 2017.

Firm shares proposals for Wormit solar farm 03 Apr, 2015
Green Hedge Renewables is drawing up plans for a 4MW solar farm on Wormit. The 11-hectare, 27-acre solar farm could be created with up 22,000 panels.

Power plant proposed for Towanda Township 03 Apr, 2015
Gateway Green Energy Inc is proposing to construct a 165 MW natural gas based power plant in Towanda Township. The Towanda Municipal Authority’s sewage treatment plant produces, on average, 600,000 to 650,000 gallons per day of effluent. Gateway Green is proposing to buy all of the plant’s effluent and pipe it to the site of its proposed power plant. It is seeking a total of 800,000 gallons of water a day for the power plant.

Botany sewer project in Clifton nears end 03 Apr, 2015
The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s $18-million sewer pipe improvement project that began nearly a year ago is close to completion in May 2015. The project will entail major rehabilitation of 110-year-old pipes with new pipes.

New 17-92 flyover bridge in Casselberry opens 03 Apr, 2015
A flyover of 17-92 is opened in Casselberry. The southbound lanes were opened on 03 April and northbound lanes on 02 April. The $22 million project is a work in progress. It began in October of 2013 and was scheduled to be completed this fall

Maldives keen on investments from India
HBL 03 Apr, 2015
The Maldives is keen to seek investments from India. The new Maldivian Government has removed hurdles for a Tata housing project. The Taj Group has two resorts in Maldives while Tata Housing Development Company has taken up a project to construct 1,000 low-cost housing units in Male.

Toyota plans to invest $1.3 bn for building new plants in China, Mexico
PTI 03 Apr, 2015
Toyota plans to invest a combined $1.3 billion to build new plants in Guangzhou, China and Guanajuato, Mexico. The new facilities are opening in 2018 in China and 2019 in Mexico. The output capacity of China plant will be 100,000 cars a year and Mexico with 200,000 cars a year.

Stitch Fix to open U.S. distribution hub in Dallas; to hire up to 500 03 Apr, 2015
Stitch Fix plans to open its third U.S. distribution center in June 2015 at southern Dallas. The company has an office in Austin. It plans to hire for its new 316,000-square-foot distribution center in 2016.

Work begins on Triad solar farm 02 Apr, 2015
A 15-acre Triad solar farm is expected to begin generating electricity in about two months. Construction has begun at the Loy Farm area for the facility being developed by Suntuity. Loy Farm Solar LLC, which is leasing the property from Elon University for 20 years, is arranging the project funding. Suntuity is working with an engineer and contractors to erect racks holding 9,900 photovoltaic panels on the 10 acres. The system is expected to annually generate nearly 4,500 MW hours of electricity to be sold to Duke Energy.

Kazakh company plans to build power plants operating on renewable energy. 02 Apr, 2015
Samruk-Energo Company plans to build renewable energy power plants in Kazakhstan from 2015 to 2019. The company plans to construct a 60 MW wind farm (with the possibility of reaching 300 MW) in the Shelek corridor, two new wind farms with the capacity of 50 MW and 2015 MW near the Yereimentau city. Another 45 MW wind farm will be commissioned in H1 of 2015. A solar power plant with the capacity of 50 MW (with the possibility of reaching 100 MW) will come up near Kapshagay city.

Aeronautica Windpower to Start Building 2MW Turbines 02 Apr, 2015
Aeronautica Windpower has signed a sales and licensing agreement with (W2E) Wind to Energy GmbH to build 2MW turbine in Seekonk, Massachusetts. The W2E has based the design of the 2MW turbine on its successful larger 2.5 and 3MW designs, but has scaled it down to fit in markets. The new machines are to be built at its facility. Orders are now being accepted, with production to begin within 2015.

MHPS to upgrade Unit 4 of Hartha thermal power station in Iraq 02 Apr, 2015
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has been awarded a contract by the Iraq Ministry of Electricity (MOE) to upgrade the 200MW Unit 4 at the Hartha thermal power station, Basra in South Iraq. The refurbishment work is planned to be completed in May 2017. MHPS will replace core equipment of the Unit 4, as well as install a new distributed control system (DCS). GAMA Power Systems Engineering and Contracting will be responsible for installation and other work at the site.

New Fairfield Inn hotel to open April 15 in Pembroke Pines 02 Apr, 2015
On April 15, a 127-room Fairfield Inn & Suites will open at 1650 S.W. 145th Ave. in Pembroke Pines. The hotel has 97 rooms and 30 suites. Other amenities include an 890-square-foot meeting room, fitness center and sundry/convenience shop in the lobby. Later in 2015, the company plans to begin construction of a 108-room hotel at 30 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

Best Western expected to construct 60-room hotel 02 Apr, 2015
Best Western submitted plans to build a new 60-room Best Western Plus hotel in the Lenwood area on 1.408 acres. The construction is to break ground by early summer. The hotel plans to build a three-story location that will include two executive suites, one two-bedroom suite and a three-bedroom suite.

New World Grand Bali Resort To Open 2017 02 Apr, 2015
New World Hotels & Resorts, a Rosewood Hotel Group brand, has been appointed by Jakarta-based PT. Mugie Bali Indah is to manage New World Grand Bali Resort, scheduled to open in 2017. The 10.8 hectares luxury resort will offer 328 guestrooms suites and grand suites, four restaurants and a rooftop destination lounge. Meeting space will include a ballroom of 1,100 square metres and four meeting rooms.

Construction efforts begin for new bridge over Brush Creek 02 Apr, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation launches a 122 foot long bridge replacement project that will begin in April 2015 along U.S. Highway 6. The budget of the project is $3.9 million. The effort will also improve drainage in the area by installing a larger culvert. The work is slated for completion by Nov. 15. The bridges over Lake Creek and Castle Creek have also been identified for replacement.

Restoration company opens new warehouse and contents cleaning operation in Susquehanna Twp. 02 Apr, 2015
In March, Reynolds Restoration Services opened a new 8,000-square-foot warehouse at 3539 N. Sixth St in Susquehanna Twp. The facility also includes a large meeting space. The company is a part of Harrisburg-based Reynolds Companies

RK Motors introduces new interactive showroom kiosk 02 Apr, 2015
RK Motors launched a new interactive sales kiosk in its showroom at North Charlotte at 5527 Lakeview Road. It allows customers to share their store experience over social media.

Keansburg Amusement Park ready to open 02 Apr, 2015
The Keansburg Amusement Park is set to open this weekend for the 2015 season. Several new attractions and rides have been restored.

Medanta Hospital to open in Dubai Healthcare City 02 Apr, 2015
Medanta will open a new hospital in Dubai Healthcare City in early 2017. It will have a capacity of 250 beds. Medanta Hospital in DHCC’s Phase 1 will have a capacity of 250 beds, and will cater to a broad range of specialties.

Tokomaru Water Treatment Plant upgrade officially opened 02 Apr, 2015
The Tokomaru Water Treatment Plant upgrade was officially opened on 1 April, after a more financially-viable option allowed the project to be brought forward from 2025. Horowhenua District Council approved spending $350,000 for the upgrade in the 2014/15 Annual Plan. There is an annual operating and maintenance cost of $35,000.

Four schools will receive solar panels 02 Apr
On 31 March, the Guam Education Board voted to install solar panels on four public schools built by the Guam Education Financing Foundation (GEFF). The term of the agreement between Guam DOE and GEFF is 25 years. The agreement allows for 80 percent of the school’s power to come from the solar energy provider. The solar panel installations are to begin this summer and be completed by September.

Dangote Cement’s Senegalese plant officially open 02 Apr, 2015
Dangote Cement opened its new US$310 million plant with a capacity of 1.5 million TPY in Pout, Senegal. Commercial production began in January. The Dangote plant will produce 42.5-grade cement.

Construction of new Algerian plant imminent 02 Apr, 2015
The construction work of Algerian-South African cement plant with a capacity of 2.2Mt/yr at a total cost of US$287m will begin shortly. The plant will be 80% financed by Algerian banks and 20% financed by the two joint venture partners.

Plans for a $35 million water pipeline in Orange 02 Apr, 2015
The $35 million Orange and Central Tablelands Pipeline project will take three years. The draft budget is based on a total income of $113 million. Other projects include $20.3 million into Roads, $2.3 million for parks and gardens. The airport infrastructure works will receive $3.5 million. The council also proposed to buy land for a new sporting field.

Hilcorp plans to build pipeline 02 Apr, 2015
Hilcorp Energy Co. is proposing to build a natural gas pipeline from New Bedford in Pulaski Township and extend to Shenango Township in Mercer County. The work will involve construction of a buried natural gas gathering line, a buried fluids pipeline and an above-ground temporary water pipeline to transport water and natural gas and a proposed tap location.

New bridge over Blue River to open 02 Apr, 2015
The new bridge over the Blue River is scheduled to open on 3 April or 4 April. The two bridges carrying Interstate 70 over the Blue River is to be replaced. The bridge carrying eastbound traffic opened recently, and the westbound bridge opens by the end 2015.

Terengganu plans 2 water theme parks 02 Apr, 2015
The Terengganu state government will be building two water theme parks. The first water theme park was being built in Tasik Kenyir while another one was being planned for Kuala Terengganu.. The theme park in Kenyir is expected to be operational in May.

Apollo Tyres eyeing China seriously
HBL 02 Apr, 2015
Apollo Tyres will consider listing its international assets abroad, and look at entering China. It will also consider increasing its presence in the US. It has no acquisition plans at the moment, growth would happen through a mix of organic growth and acquisitions. It is currently reviewing plans for 2020, the initial ambition is to be a $6-billion company by 2016.

Singareni Collieries eyes buyout of overseas mines

HBL 02 Apr, 2015
Singareni Collieries Company Ltd has charted out expansion plans within India, while scouting for possible buyouts overseas. The company is in the process of inviting global expressions of interest for buyouts and expects to come out with its plans by the second or third week of April. Singareni has begun the process to take up exploratory studies of Bayyaram Mines in Telangana for a possible foray into iron ore mining.

Rajesh Exports eyes gold assets in Australia
PTI 02 Apr, 2015
Rajesh Exports plans to invest up to US$ 700 million in Australia’s mining sector and opening jewellery stores in the country. Australian mines were estimated by Surbiton Associates to produce 284 tonnes of gold last year.

Inovateus Installs Solar And Storage System For Desalinization Plant On Antigua 01 Apr, 2015
Inovateus Solar has completed the installation of a 1 MW solar power generation project for the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla, British West Indies. The system is expected to produce 1.85 GWh of electricity per year. The solar array supports a daily production capacity of 1.25 million gallons of fresh water.

Giant solar farm proposed in Knox County 01 Apr, 2015
A new solar farm with 3,000 solar panels is to be built in the town of Washington, Knox County.

NextEra lines up GE for 150MW 01 Apr, 2015
NextEra Energy Resources proposes to install up to 87 GE turbines at the 150MW Dickinson wind project in North Dakota. The project area covers some 39,000 acres. Dickinson would interconnect to Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s transmission system via a 31-mile 230kV overhead line. The utility has agreed to buy the output under a 30-year power purchase agreement. Work is scheduled to begin as early as June 2015 and expects commissioning to begin in October and commercial operation to start in December 2015.

Bouchon owners open new restaurant in Asheville 01 Apr, 2015
Michel Baudouin, will open a restaurant in Lafayette in May 1. Lafayette will bring Cajun and Creole cuisine to downtown Asheville. The announcement plans for Lafayette was in last July. He planned to open the restaurant and an event space, Rendezvous, in a building in his off-Lexington courtyard.

New restaurant opens in downtown Youngstown 01 Apr, 2015
A new 5th Floor restaurant opened in the Commence Building, downtown Youngstown. The restaurant will feature two banquet rooms and a bar.

Peterborough solar array to be completed next month 01 Apr, 2015
The 1 MW solar array in the Peterborough waste water treatment plant shall be completed and operational by the end of May. The company is building the $2.6 million solar array for the town with a $1.2 million grant. The planned 947 kilowatt solar array on nearly five acres on the site of the town’s wastewater treatment plant would be close to double the 500 kilowatt capacity at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

The NuGen consortium proposing to build a nuclear power station in west Cumbria is finalising plans for a public consultation. Three AP1000 reactors will be set up at Moorside, Sellafield.

Nestle Waters starts building Swiss biogas plant 01 Apr, 2015
Nestle Waters has begun constructing an agricultural biogas facility in Switzerland. It will process 28,000 tonnes of manure per year and will open by the end 2015. The electricity will be fed into the Swiss national grid and heat will be piped to the nearby Henniez bottling plant.

Construction on track for new town centre supermarket after steel frame is completed 01 Apr, 2015
The new 3,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s store being built in Connaught Avenue, Frinton is on track after its steel frame work completed. Millbrook Land is now to hand the building at the end of May. The store will then be fitted out and ready to open in July.

WYDOT Begins 10 Million Dollar Project 01 Apr, 2015
WYDOT’s 9.9 million dollars project will take place on Interstate 80 in Pine Bluffs this year. The bridges will be rebuilt with an updated steel girder to replace to hollow box girder bridges. The merge lane from Parsons Street will also be rebuilt. The project is 90% federally funded and 10% state funded. The project is contracted to end June 30th 2016.

Amagi Media Labs announces expansion to Middle East and Brazil
ET 01 Apr, 2015
Amagi Media Labs has announced expansion of its international operations to the Middle East and Brazil through partnerships with general news channel, NDTV 24×7 and Sundance Global Channel. This partnership will allow the channel to insert region specific ads in Middle East.

Siemens bags 130 turbines deal for 300-MW wind project in Oklahoma 01 Apr, 2015
Siemens made an announcement of its wind turbines deal with Apex Clean Energy to supply 130 turbines for the 299- MW Kay Wind project in Kay County, Oklahoma. The company will supply 130 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, each with a power rating of 2.3 MW and 53-meter blades. Siemens’ Financial Services division will offer funds up to $80 million for the wind project’s construction. Apex Clean Energy will start the installation of the wind turbines this year and operations in the fourth quarter of 2015. Southern Power will acquire the wind facility from Apex Clean Energy.

BHP Billiton update: Brazil Aluminium Sao Luis (Alumar) facility

The Hindu 01 Apr, 2015
BHP Billiton announced that South32 has agreed with Alcoa, its joint venture partner and operator of the Alumar aluminium smelter, to suspend potline I from 15 April 2015. South32’s Brazil Aluminium business comprises a 14.8% interest in the Mineração Rio do Norte open-cut bauxite mine (MRN Mine), a 36% interest in the Alumar alumina refinery and a 40% interest in the Alumar smelter.

EVRAZ NA announces USD 200 million investment in Regina Facility
The Hindu 01 Apr, 2015
EVRAZ North America will make investment of approximately USD 200 million, at its Regina, Sask., facility in US. Spanning the next two years the investment, which is being entirely funded by EVRAZ North America, will include installation of a new two-step large diameter line pipe mill. EVRAZ is also making state-of-the-art upgrades in steelmaking including degassing and the ability to make larger steel slab sizes. Additionally, the power and size of its rolling mill will be increased to make thicker, wider steel coils.

Southern Power acquires 299MW wind facility in Oklahoma, USA 01 Apr, 2015
Southern Power has announced an agreement to acquire the 299MW Kay Wind facility in Kay County, Oklahoma from Apex Clean Energy. The acquisition is expected to close in late 2015 upon successful completion of the project. The project is expected to use 130 Siemens wind turbines. The electricity and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) will be sold under 20-year power purchase agreements with Westar Energy, Inc. in Kansas and Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) in Oklahoma.

Solar farm construction to start middle of 2015 01 Apr, 2015
Juwi and Negros PH Solar Inc. will start work on a 140-mw solar power plant in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City, by May or June. Construction at the 120-hectare property will begin once permits and other requirements have been approved. The plant could be up and running by the end of the year. Soil and flood test in the area had been done and the environment checked.

Construction begins on Big River Steel 01 Apr, 2015
Construction has officially started on the $1.3 billion Big River Steel mill in Osceola on 1,400 acres of land. Several construction projects are already underway including the actual steel plant, the caster, and import stations along the Mississippi River. Construction is scheduled to be complete by June 2016.

Mexico’s Sonoyta city to build wastewater treatment plant 01 Apr, 2015
Oomapas has called for technical and financial bids for a contract to build a wastewater treatment plant at Sonoyta, Mexico. The works will be financed with a grant from the North American Development Bank (NADB), and include construction of a wastewater treatment facility with oxidation lagoons and a treatment capacity of 0.68mn gallons per day. The project also includes works to improve the wastewater collection and treatment system in the city. The contract will be awarded on May 29, with works expected to start on June 22 and lasting 180 days. Bidding rules may be purchased until April 15 via the Oompas website.

Enviro Tech Chemical Services dedicates new facility 01 Apr, 2015
Enviro Tech Chemical Services, a chemical company focused on food safety and water treatment has dedicated a new facility in Helena-West Helena on March 31. It first announced it would locate a manufacturing facility in October 2011, with $1.5 million in investment and in July 2012, the company announced plans to expand the facility, investing an additional $4 million.

Mercure opens new hotel at Heathrow 01 Apr, 2015
The 184-room Mercure London Heathrow Hotel has opened close to Heathrow International airport. It has five fully renovated meeting rooms with the capacity for up to 200 people and state-of-the-art facilities and also a business centre, a restaurant, bar and lounge area, as well as a dry gym.

Coca-Cola opens new production facilities 01 Apr, 2015
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) expects to boost production with an investment of US$500 million. The company inaugurated on March 31, two new production lines at a plant in Cikedokan, Bekasi. The new facility would increase the plant’s capacity to 60,000 bottles per hour, helping the company attain its target of 450 million liters of beverages per year. The investment would be used to build new factories and warehouses, upgrade the production capacity of existing factories and buy cold storage units. CCAI plans four more facilities to be added in 2015, increasing its overall production capacity to 2.18 billion liters each year.

Medanta Medicity to set up super speciality hospital in Qatar

PTI 01 Apr, 2015
India’s Medanta Medicity has signed a MoU with Doha’s Humanis Group to set up a multi-million dollar 500-bedded super speciality hospital in Qatar.

Medanta Medicity to set up super speciality hospital in Qatar

PTI 01 Apr, 2015
India’s Medanta Medicity has signed a MoU with Doha’s Humanis Group to set up a multi-million dollar 500-bedded super speciality hospital in Qatar.

Kazakhstan to commission new wind project by 2016 31 Mar, 2015
The government of Kazakhstan is completing preparations for the building of a 78MW project in the Tainty Ulan area. Commissioning of the new wind farm is scheduled for 2016. The participants of the project are LLP Spain Consulting, Yertys, and Hydro China International Engineering. Last year, Kazakhstan announced plans to build up to six wind projects in northern Kazakhstan by 2018.

Sipchem to commission polymer and polyethylene plants in Saudi Arabia 31 Mar, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical’s (Sipchem) affiliate International Polymers (IPC) is preparing to commission its SAR3bn, 200,000t ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia this week. SABIC’s Jubail Petrochemical (KEMYA) will provide ethylene to the plant, while Sipchem’s International Vinyl Acetate Company will supply vinyl acetate monomer. Sipchem has also commenced initial operations at its 63,000t Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) plant in Jubail Industrial City to be commissioned in April.

RIL signs production sharing contracts for two offshore blocks in Myanmar
The Hindu 31 Mar, 2015
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has signed production sharing contracts (PSC) with Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) for two offshore blocks (M17 and M18) in Myanmar. In 2013, RIL had won the offshore blocks through bidding. RIL will be the operator of the blocks with a 96 per cent participating interest while United National Resources Development Services Co. Ltd. (UNRD) will hold the remaining interest in the block. Both blocks are located offshore in the Tanintharyi basin of Myanmar in water depths up to 3,000 ft. and together encompass total area of 27,600 sq. km.

Mary Free Bed opens new rehabilitation facility 31 Mar, 2015
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital opened a new rehabilitation facility off Jefferson Avenue and Wealthy Street SE in Grand Rapids. The new building will allow the hospital to serve 3,000 more people each year. The facility has 167 private rooms with sleeping accommodations, easy-access bathrooms, natural lighting, and new technology. The hospital also added 350 new nurses, therapists, and IT employees.

Finland’s largest solar power unit to be built in Oulu 31 Mar, 2015
Oulun Energia Group will build a solar power unit, comprising of 1,600 solar panels producing 420 kilowatts of power, will be built in Oulu, Finland on the roof of the Kaleva newspaper’s printing plant. System installation will begin in April, and the objective is for the unit to be operational by June 2015. Solar panels shall be ordered from Germany.

Israel installs solar panels at parliament to save energy 31 Mar, 2015
Israel has installed solar panels on the roof of its parliament building. Energy generated from some 1,500 solar panels will provide 10 percent of the electricity used at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament at Jerusalem.

GE to Invest in Pacifico Energy’s 96MW Solar Station in Japan

Bloomberg 31 Mar, 2015
A unit of General Electric Co. will invest in a 96-megawatt solar power station in southwestern Japan developed by Pacifico Energy K.K. The plant, under construction in Miyazaki prefecture, will begin operations in 2018. A group of Japanese banks led by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ will provide a total 35 billion yen in loans.Trina Solar Ltd. will supply panels and Toyo Engineering Corp. will be in charge of construction of the plant.

Maersk Oil Commences Production from New Platform in Danish North Sea 31 Mar, 2015
Maersk Oil commenced production from a new unmanned platform Tyra Southeast-B in the Danish North Sea, with the platform expected to add 50 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) of reserves over the next 30 years to Danish production. Drilling of the first well commenced in December 2014 with the jackup Ensco 72 (225′ ILC). It plans to drill a total of 8-12 horizontal wells between 2015 and 2017. In total, the Danish Underground Consortium (DCC) has invested $646.6 million. The new platform will produce around 20 million barrels of oil and 170 billion standard cubic feet of gas, with peak production of 20,000 boepd in 2017.

Ichiban Sushi to open new restaurant in Gonzales 31 Mar, 2015
Ichiban Sushi has plans to open a new location in Gonzales. The new restaurant, which will take over the former Western Sizzlin space on North Airline Highway, will likely be ready for business in 2016.

Uzbekistan upgrades Tashkent thermal power station 31 Mar, 2015
Uzbekenergo State Joint-Stock Company intends to build a complex of cogeneration gas turbine units worth $167 million at the Tashkent thermal power station in 2015-2017. Four cogeneration gas turbine units with a design capacity of 27 MW each are planned. One of the creditors of the construction – the Japan International Development Agency (JICA) began research and technical work. The tenders for choosing a building contractor and a supplier of equipment are to be announced in 2016. The construction is planned to be completed in late 2017. The project will be financed through JICA loans (around $50 million), the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan ($68 million), own funds of Uzbekenergo and the Tashkent thermal power station.

Long-term plan for hospital comes to fruition 31 Mar, 2015
Northeast Georgia Health System’s 100-bed Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton opens April 1 in South Hall County. The hospital offers a broad range of advanced surgical and medical services, with an emphasis on outpatient surgery as well as emergency services and specialty care in many areas, such as cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and neurosciences. The $114 million project’s architect is HGA.

Peppa Pig Attraction Opens in Italian Theme Park 31 Mar, 2015
The Italian theme park Leolandia has opened a themed attraction called The World of Peppa Pig (Il Mondo di Peppa Pig). It recreates some of the landmarks from the animated TV show created by Astley Baker Davies. Interactive experiences include Peppa’s family home, where kids can explore all the rooms; Daddy Pig’s car parked on the hill; Peppa and George’s playground; and a garden where little ones can jump in muddy puddles. The park is located outside Milan.

Soap maker Amish Country Essentials to open Wooster retail store 31 Mar, 2015
Amish Country Essentials will open its fourth store next week, at 156 E. Liberty St. in downtown Wooster. The company makes and sells soaps, lotions, shampoos and other items.

Vantage Opens Second Resort in Bali 31 Mar, 2015
Vantage Hospitality Group has opened a new Lexington by Vantage-branded hotel in Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia. The new Lexington Klapa Resort provides five-star services, features 122 guest rooms, business center, fitness center and spa, a Golf Terrace restaurant, a rooftop restaurant and bar, as well as an on-site convenience store.

Omni resort completes $17 million renovation 31 Mar, 2015
The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort completed the last phase of a $17 million renovation project recently. The final, $9-million portion of the project updated the resort’s 323 rooms with new flooring, kitchens and furniture. The upgrades are the latest in a slew of renovation projects that have invested more than $400 million into island developments, including the Shelter Cove Towne Centre.

Praxair extends oxygen pipeline in South Korea 31 Mar, 2015
Praxair, Inc. has completed an extension of its pipeline to supply oxygen to Kumbi Corporation, South Korea. The six-mile extension supplies 100 tonnes per day of gaseous oxygen from Praxair’s Tangjung plant to Kumbi’s two glass-melting furnaces located in Asan. Kumbi uses the oxygen for its production of glass bottles for beverage, cosmetic and medical customers throughout the country. Praxair has also installed its advanced Oxy-burner technology at the facility. It will also serve liquid-product customers in the region.

Texas company wants to build 161-mile pipeline through Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania 31 Mar, 2015
Columbia Transmission is seeking federal approval to build a new $1.4 billion, 161-mile natural gas pipeline (for transmission of up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day) plus three compression stations in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The company has filed initial paperwork for the Leach XPress Pipeline with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The pipeline would carry natural gas from Utica and Marcellus shales in Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania to markets served by Columbia Gas Transmission and Columbia Gulf Transmission in Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast states. Pipeline construction could begin in late 2016 with service beginning in late 2017.

Nasuva villagers get new bridge 31 Mar, 2015
The Fijin Government funded the new bridge worth over $100,000 under the Non Cane Access Road project at Village Nasuva, Seaqaqa, Macuata.

Fortum to invest in a new combined heat and power plant in Zabrze, Poland 31 Mar, 2015
Fortum has decided to build a new 220 MW multifuel combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Zabrze, Poland. The total value of the investment is approximately EUR 200 million. The new plant will primarily be fuelled by refuse derived fuel (RDF) and coal but can also use biomass and a mixture of fuels. The construction project is estimated to begin in the summer and start commercial operations by the end of 2018.

French Hotel Chain Acquires La Palisse Hotel 31 Mar, 2015
The management of La Palisse Hotel in Nyamata has signed a 10-year management agreement with Golden Tulip Hotel and Resorts. The hotel will change the brand name to Golden Tulip La Palisse Kigali.It has spent about $25 million so far but still need about $1 million to complete the works so that it is ready to operate by July. The hotel proposed to become a four-star and boasts 188 rooms, 44 suites and one presidential suite as well as conference room facilities, etc.

Oman’s biggest indoor theme park to open in 2017 31 Mar, 2015
Majarat Oman, an indoor theme park being built in the premises of the Al Sawadi Beach Resort, is planning a soft opening in 2017. With an envisaged built-up area of 25,000-sq-m, the theme park will have a capital expenditure of $120 million and construction will start by the third quarter of this year. Sanderson group, the Australian theme park consultant, will pick up 51 per cent equity stake in Majarat Oman. The theme park will be developed by Amusement Cities, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed by Arab Malaysia Development Company.

Kosmos energy spends $500 million on Ghanaian projects in 2015 31 Mar, 2015
Kosmos Energy has allocated 500 million U.S. dollars for its Ghanaian projects in 2015. This will be invested in the Tweneboah-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) project as well as the Larger Jubilee fields. The company will spend a total of 800 million dollars this year on its capital expenditure (CAPEX) globally.

Sydney fintech hub opens 31 Mar, 2015
Tyro Payments is opening a fintech hub in Sydney where startups can rent deskspace. The hub has desks for 125 fintech entrepreneurs. It will also host accelerators, conferences, hackathons, meetups and seminars at the site in a bid to build up Australia’s small but fast-growing fintech community.

Taj Group opens property in Dubai
BS 30 Mar, 2015
Indian Hotels Company has announced the opening of Taj Dubai, located in the Burj Khalifa downtown area in Dubai. Accommodation at Taj Dubai includes a total of 296 rooms, including two lavish suites, comprising Taj Club Rooms, 16 Junior Suites and 15 Luxury Suites, restaurants, etc.

3+ Megawatt Solar Facility Opened In Queensland 30 Mar, 2015
Queensland’s solar array and the solar photovoltaic (PV) research facility in the southern hemisphere is switched on at University of Queensland’s Gatton campus. The 3.275 megawatt Gatton Solar Research Facility is made up of more than 37,000 solar panels. The facility will also incorporate a megawatt-hour-scale battery storage system in the next few months. The facility development is funded by a $40.7 million Federal Government Education Investment Fund program grant administered by the Department of Education. The project is managed by UQ’s Global Change Institute (GCI).

China plans to build giant solar power station in space 30 Mar, 2015
China plans to build a solar power station 36,000 kilometres above the ground in an attempt to battle smog, cut greenhouse gases and solve energy crisis, much on the lines of an idea first floated in 1941 by fiction writer Isaac Asimov.

Alfa Laval Wins SEK 70 Million Natural Gas Order in the U.S. 30 Mar, 2015
Alfa Laval has won an order to supply air cooler systems to a natural gas plant in the US. The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment, has a value of approximately SEK 70 million. Delivery is scheduled for 2015 and 2016. The air cooler systems will be used to cool the main process streams at the natural gas plant. In the cooling process natural gas liquids (NGL) are separated from the gas and then fractionated (distilled) into ethane, propane and butane. These fluids can then be used, for example, as feed stock for petrochemical plants, for household heating or as fuel for vehicles.

Wyoming Transportation Commission approves $12.8 million in highway projects 30 Mar, 2015
The Wyoming Transportation Commission recently awarded six highway projects in Wyoming totaling $12.8 million.
1. Cheyenne’s Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries won the largest contract with a bid of $3.2 million for improvements to nearly 4 miles of U.S. 26 in Torrington. The work will include isolated concrete slab replacement, milling off deteriorating pavement and replacing it with a new layer of asphalt. Lighting upgrades also are planned and sidewalks and curbs will be upgraded. To be completed by Oct. 31, 2016.
2. Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries will also receive $2.88 million for a contract for patching on nearly 10 miles of highway sections in Albany and Laramie counties. To be completed by Oct. 31.
3. Worland’s McGarvin-Moberly Construction won a $1.97 million contract to grind off deteriorating pavement and replace it with a new layer of asphalt on almost 4 miles of Wyoming Highway 28 in the Red Canyon area about 11 miles south of Lander. To be completed by Oct. 31, 2016.
4. Knife River of Casper will receive $1.96 million for adding turn lanes on Wyoming Highway 59 at all its intersections with county roads between Douglas and Bill. The work also will include adding rumble strips to improve safety. To be completed by June 30, 2016.
5. Gillette’s S&S Builders won a $1.7 million contract for rehabilitation work on two bridges in the Cheyenne area. The Interstate 25 northbound bridge over Interstate 80 and the College Drive bridge over the Union Pacific rail lines north of Campstool Road will be repaired and modified. To be completed by Oct. 31.
6. Surface Preparation Technologies of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will receive $1.1 million to install rumble strips around the state. To be completed by June 30, 2016.

Dreher winds up warehouse investment 30 Mar, 2015
Dreher Breweries, a unit of SABMiller, inaugurated new warehouse space worth HUF 447 mln at its base in Budapest. It expected to recoup the investment on the two warehouses, with a combined area of 4,400 sqm, in the following year.

Doha Clinic to open 250-bed hospital 30 Mar, 2015
Doha Clinic is planning to open a new hospital in Abu Sidra in Al Rayyan area with a capacity of 250 beds. The hospital also has plans to buy a plot of land in Doha to build another hospital with 60 beds. The new projects are part of the preparations for the third phase of the national health insurance scheme, Seha, which will cover all expatriates. This phase is expected to be implemented by the end of next year.

Family dairy firm plans a £20m new Stirling facility 30 Mar, 2015
A Scottish family dairy firm plans to build a £20m new facility in Stirling. The Family Dairy has revealed plans to build a new dairy, research and training facility at Craigforth. The 150,000 Sq.Ft. facility would include production lines for milk, cream, cheese and butter as well as a research centre for developing new products. The firm hopes to finance the new facility via a development of 600 houses, community amenities and a primary school on their land at Airthrey Kerse, awaiting planning permission from the council. It could produce 350 million litres of milk every year, with the fast-expanding firm already churning out more than 700,000 pints a day.

Chinese steel maker to open mega plant in Kenya 30 Mar, 2015
Sinosteel has announced plans to develop a multi-billion shillings steel plant in Kenya. This follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Kenyan government and the company. The company is expected to grow to 2.5 million metric tonnes by 2020 and double that number by 2030.

Airgas to build gas production plant in Tuscaloosa 30 Mar, 2015
Airgas will build an Air Separation Unit in Tuscaloosa. The running scheduled to do so around spring 2017. Construction will begin in the fall at 1675 Holt Road NR in Tuscaloosa on a 10 acre site. The unit will supply tonnage oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to Nucor Steel. It’ll also supply these gasses to the area’s merchant bulk gas market.

World’s first fluoropolymer recycling facility starts operations 30 Mar, 2015
Dyneon cut the tape for fluoropolymer up-cycling facility on 26th March, 2015. The pilot plant is designed to up-cycle up to 500 t/y of fluoropolymer waste. The facility is integrated into Dyneon’s existing fluoropolymer production lines in Burgkirchen and uses pyrolysis to decompose perfluorinated polymers into gaseous monomers. Its initial focus will be on PTFE, PFA and FEP but in a second phase it is targeting polymer compounds containing fillers.

QDF opens four new retail outlets 30 Mar, 2015
Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has announced the opening of four new exclusive retail outlets at Hamad International Airport (HIA). Bazaar, Blush, PSG and Bein Sports are the latest additions to QDF’s premium portfolio of brands within 25,000sqm duty free shopping area which includes over 70 outlets.

Fraser Hart opens new store in Worcester 30 Mar, 2015
Fraser Hart opened a new store in Worcester on March 28. Occupying a central location on Worcester’s main high street, the new store incorporates dedicated boutique areas for prestigious watch brands including Rolex, Tudor, Tag Heuer and Longines and also carries jewellery brands such as Gucci, Emporio Armani and Michael Kors, etc. Additional in-store services include a full repair, valuation, insurance and re-modelling service.

Labasa Sugar Mill to start co-generation project soon 30 Mar, 2015
The Labasa Sugar Mill will start their co-generation project soon. The 10 megawatts plant has been installed in the mill to generate power to the power grid throughout the year. They are using the fibre from the cane to run the turbines and generators and produce power in the crushing season. The plant is worth of $17 million. This is made possible through a loan from the Fiji Development Bank.

Ocean theme park under construction near Shanghai Disneyland 30 Mar, 2015
The Haichang Polar ocean theme park is under construction in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area. With planned investment of 3 billion yuan, the park will cover 190,000 square meters and include 12 display venues, four marine animal interactive programs, and three theaters. The park, located near Dishui Lake, Shanghai’s biggest artificial lake, will feature various marine animal species. It is scheduled to open in 2017.

New restaurant to open in old Chile Rio space along I-25 30 Mar, 2015
Hacienda del Rio in Old Town, will open a second Hacienda del Rio in the 5,000-square-foot building on west Pan American Freeway near Montaño. The deal for the building is arranged with the help of Base 5 Retail’s restaurant specialist David Fite. The new restaurant should be open within weeks.

EIG to Invest in Breitburn 30 Mar, 2015
EIG Global Energy Partners agreed to invest $1 billion in Breitburn Energy Partners LP. EIG, a Washington, D.C., firm that specializes in energy-related debt and equity investments, is purchasing $350 million of convertible preferred equity and $650 million. It plans to use about $938 million in net proceeds from the offerings to pay down borrowings under its credit facility to around $1.24 billion.

Chinese-owned Volvo to open first U.S. car factory 30 Mar, 2015
Volvo will build its first car plant in the U.S. It would invest $500 million to build the plant. The new plant is part of a U.S. revival plan. The company has a short list of potential locations for the plant.

Melia signs new resort in Phu Quoc 30 Mar, 2015
Melia Hotels International has signed a contract with developer MIK Corporation to manage the new Sol House Phu Quoc 4-star resort on Phu Quoc Island, in southern Vietnam, will be opened in 2016. The property will have 260 rooms and bungalows, a spa, two dining outlets, a beach bar, swimming pool and a beach sports centre. The company is also planning two more Sol House projects in Indonesia.

International rail bridge set to open 30 Mar, 2015
The first international rail bridge between the United States and Mexico is expected completion shortly. It is located off U.S. Highway 281 near the River Bend Resort area. The project is a collaboration of Cameron County, the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority, the city of Brownsville,Union Pacific Railroad, the Texas Department of Transportation, city of Matamoros, state of Tamaulipas, Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes, and Kansas City Southern Mexico rail system with the further assistance of federal. The new rail bridge is constructed at a cost of $40 million to the partners in the United States, and at a higher cost of $80 million in Mexico, which has to relocate its switchyard. On the United States side, the contractor is McCarthy’s Texas Division and the engineering firm is HNTB. The contractor in Mexico is Compania Constructora Nacional. The funding agencies in the United States are the Texas Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Union Pacific Railroad, Cameron County and the city of Brownsville.

Loop Trolley construction closes DeBaliviere Bridge 30 Mar, 2015
The DeBaliviere Bridge will be closed for construction of the Loop Trolley. The changes are necessary for crews to start construction on a new bridge deck on the DeBaliviere Bridge.

Uniqlo Opening Two New Australian Stores 30 Mar, 2015
Uniqlo has decided to expand its offering down under with two new stores in Sydney’s Westfield Parramatta and Westfield Miranda. The stores will each span over 1000sqm and will open with an Autumn 2015

Jimmy John’s plans two new locations in Fayetteville 30 Mar, 2015
Fayetteville could have two new Jimmy John’s sandwich shops by the end of the year. Site plans are recently submitted to city planners for a new Jimmy John’s location at 1777 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. shows a 2,876-square-foot building with room. Negotiations are underway for another 4,500-square-foot retail space just south of the main Whole Foods building.

New cold storage in New Brunswick driven by increased seafood exports 30 Mar, 2015
Extreme Cold Ltd has plans to open a new warehouse in Moncton, New Brunswick, to accommodate the expanding export industry. The warehouse will begin operations next May as a multi-purpose transshipment facility, contributing directly to increasing exports of fish and seafood products.

New solar plant to be built in Northern Colorado 30 Mar, 2015
A solar energy facility in Northern Colorado will soon be under construction north of Wellington. Platte River Power Authority signed an agreement with Juwi Solar to develop, design, build and operate the 22-megawatt solar energy facility at the Rawhide Energy Station. Design and construction should start this summer and be completed in late summer 2016.

New Parkland hospital dedicated; will open in August 30 Mar, 2015
The new public Parkland hospital is officially dedicated in Dallas County, Texas. It costs about $1.3 billion. Even though the hospital was officially dedicated, it won’t start accepting patients until Aug. 20. Studies are underway to decide what to do with the old Parkland building.

Evonik plans Euro 4 bn investment in R&D
BS 30 Mar, 2015
Evonik is planning to spend Euro 4 billion over the next decade in R&D. Innovation areas for Evonik include ingredients for the cosmetics industry, membranes, specialty materials for medical technology, food supplements and animal feed additives as well as composite materials.

Sasol begins work on $8.1bn ethane cracker complex in US 30 Mar, 2015
Sasol has started construction work on its $8.1bn ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Westlake, Louisiana, US. By the time construction is complete in 2018, its investment will total almost $9bn dollars. It will soon start site above-ground work and heavy equipment deliveries with plans to commence mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work in 2016 and 2017. The complex, which will also have six chemical manufacturing plants, it will produce around 1.5 million tonnes of ethylene a year. The company plans to invest $800m in infrastructure improvements, land acquisition and utility improvements at the site.

Statoil starts work on Polarled pipeline installation 30 Mar, 2015
Statoil has started laying a 482 km pipeline that will transport gas from the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea, to Nyhamna in western Norway. The project includes expansion of the Shell-operated gas plant at Nyhamna. The pipeline, which is expected to be laid by the end of August, will take gas in 2017.

SRL Diagnostics plans to open labs in African countries

ET 29 Mar, 2015
SRL Diagnostics is planning to expand its network in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda by opening labs and collection centres. The company will tie up with a local partner to set up reference laboratories and run for 5-10 years. The future investment will be funded through internal accruals as the company generates adequate profits.

Lords Hotels eyes Africa for expansion
HBL 29 Mar, 2015
Lords Hotels and Resorts is eyeing management opportunities in the Africa market. This is part of its plans to have 49 hotels up and running in India and overseas by 2017. The company will soon sign a franchise-management agreement for a hotel in Nairobi in Kenya. The company is also in advanced stage of negotiations for a property in Kampala in Uganda.

Upgrades to begin on Water Reclamation Facility in May 29 Mar, 2015
The Alamogordo City Commission approved $3,317,300 for phase two of the upgrade to the Water Reclamation Facility. Phase two consists of making improvements in the sludge beds, where solids are removed from solid waste and disposed of. The project also includes upgrading the core injection system, installing an electrical power transmitter and making minor improvements to the administration building, such as replacing the windows. The Water Reclamation Facility Upgrade consists of improvements to the headworks grit chamber, new aeration basin, process equipment, electrical power and cords, new blower building and an effluent reservoir. Phase two should be done by the end of this calendar year. It’s a 210 calendar day project and it’ll probably start in May.

Two pipeline plans at a glance 29 Mar, 2015
Kinder Morgan plans the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct Project. It is from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, through much of western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Spectra Energy plans Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project, expanding the existing Algonquin Gas Transmission pipeline. It is from Lambertville, N.J., to Boston, through New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and communities south and southwest of Boston.

Fonterra to expand organic milk business 29 Mar, 2015
Fonterra will expand its organic milk business. It will also increase the total certified organic payment to $1.50 per kg milk solids from June 1, 2015. This reflects a new farmer payment of an additional 45¢ per kgMS to contribute to the costs of maintaining organic certification, in addition to the certified organic milk premium of $1.05 per kgMS.

Kesko opens a new K-Ruoka store in St. Petersburg, Russia 28 Mar, 2015
Kesko opened a new K-ruoka store in St. Petersburg on 26th March, 2015. The store is located in a property owned by Kesko at Shuvalovsky Prospekt 45. The next two K-ruoka stores that are being built will open in May and June.

Aberdeen set for two new hotels 28 Mar, 2015
Dominvs Hospitality to open two hotels-the Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza-in Aberdeen. The structures are complete for the creation of a Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza Hotel at ABZ Business Park in Dyce. The Holiday Inn Express will have 193 bedrooms, a meeting room and a restaurant with 150-seat capacity. The Crowne Plaza will have 165 bedrooms, seven meeting rooms, two banqueting suites and a 240-cover restaurant. Holiday Inn Express will open in June while the Crowne Plaza will be ready by October 2015.

IHG to open hotel in Midtown New York City 28 Mar, 2015
InterContinental Hotels Group announces the signing of a 251-room Crowne Plaza hotel in the heart of New York City. The property is scheduled to open in 2017, and IHG will manage on behalf of the owner, LRR Holdings, LLC. The new build property will also feature an 80-foot glass atrium at the entrance, flexible meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and standalone restaurant and bar concept. It is situated in Manhattan’s Garment District and next to Times Square South.

Hotel Opening in Downtown Tucson 28 Mar, 2015
The Downtown Clifton Hotel, opening soon in downtown Tucson, is the newest incarnation of a building that started as a motel, is converted to public housing and in recent years has sat vacant. It has 10 rooms and is located between Barrio Viejo and Armory Park, at 485 S. Stone Ave.

Berckmans Road Realignment Project to Start in May 28 Mar, 2015
The city of Augusta is accepting bids for the Berckmans Road realignment project. Construction should get started in May. The company is down to selection of the contractors. The plan is to realign Berckmans with Washington Road at Alexander Drive. The $17 million project is finally a reality. The project is to be finished by March 2016.

Downtown Rochester gets 2 new hotels 28 Mar, 2015
The Hilton Garden inn is now open Downtown Rochester, and another Hilton is set to go up near U of R’s college town this fall. The Rochester Plaza Hotel is also undergoing a makeover and soon turning into a Holiday Inn.

Chandra Asri to build synthetic rubber plant 27 Mar, 2015
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical plans to begin construction of a Rp 5.6 trillion, 120,000 TPA synthetic-rubber plant in Cilegon, Banten, early next year. The firm is selecting contractors to build the plant. Commercial operations are to begin in Q1 2019. In the initial phase, most of the output would be exported, to markets such as Thailand and China, and later shifted to the domestic market.

Americans to build new refinery in Azerbaijan 27 Mar, 2015
According to the results of the tender, SOCAR has provided management contract for its oil and gas processing project and petrochemical complex for the American company Fluor Limited. The implementation of the project will be launched in 2015. Implementation will be by the office of Fluor Limited in the UK Farnborough.

PetroEnergy unit plans 50-MW solar farm in Philippines 27 Mar, 2015
The renewables arm of Philippine-based PetroEnergy Resources Corp plans to build an up to 50-MW solar park near Hacienda Luisita in the province of Tarlac. PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC) has entered into a service contract with the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) to develop the project with a capacity of between 10 MW and 50 MW in stages.

SunEdison to Install Four Solar Power Plants for City of Long Beach 27 Mar, 2015
SunEdison, Inc., announced an agreement to develop and install four solar power plants for the City of Long Beach, delivering a combined 2.5 MW of solar energy. It has added the plants to the call right list of TerraForm Power, Inc. It will install the solar systems on a number of city buildings and properties, including the Long Beach Airport and the Main Health Department building. Operation and maintenance will be performed by SunEdison Services.

SemGroup Corporation to Build Maurepas Pipeline 27 Mar, 2015
United Envirotech Ltd (UEL) has signed an investment agreement on March 25, 2015, with the Luntai Industrial Park Management Committee to design, build and operate for 30 years an industrial wastewater treatment plant in Luntai County, Xinjiang, China. The total capacity, to be developed over two phases, will be 100,000 cubic metres a day. The total investment for Phase 1 construction of the 50,000 cubic metres a day plant and the associated piping network is estimated to be 300 million yuan. The wastewater treatment plant will use UEL’s advanced Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology.

China Minsheng Investment to invest $5 bln in Indonesia industrial park
Reuters 27 Mar, 2015
China Minsheng Investment Group would invest $5 billion to develop an industrial park in Indonesia. The investment is part of a $40 billion worth of agreements that it signed with the Indonesia-China Business Council in Beijing. It would develop the industrial park project with 10 other private Chinese enterprises.

Restaurants in Denver opening this April (or spring) 27 Mar, 2015
A new set of restaurants – MAX’s Wine Dive Denver at 696 Sherman St, Denver, OSAKA RAMEN – 2611 Walnut St. restaurant, Denver are set to open in April. Cho77 – 42 South Broadway – OK opens March 30.

APP to install 200MW of solar power in Chinese mills 27 Mar, 2015
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is to install rooftop solar capacity in excess of 200 MW across eight of its mill companies in China. The panels will be installed at APP operations at Gold East, Gold Hongye, Gold Huasheng, Hainan Jinhai, Yalong, Ningbo Zhonghua, Ningbo Asia and Guangxi Jingui mills in China. All 200MW of capacity is expected to be installed within the next three to five years.

De Heus opens 5th animal feed factory in Vietnam 27 Mar, 2015
De Heus opened a new 400,000 tonnes per year feed factory for pigs, poultry, cattle, and aqua in northern Vietnam on March 27 at an investment of US$30,000,000. De Heus has imported equipment and machinery from Europe and America. It is a four-in-one production facility with a dedicated piglet feed line, a separate aqua feed line, its own bulk loading station and one line for other animals.

Israel to extend gas pipeline to Gaza power plant 27 Mar, 2015
The Israeli occupation has agreed to extend a direct natural gas pipeline to operate Gaza’s power plant. The cost of extending the line from Israel to the center of the Gaza Strip is close to $25 million; Qatar has agreed to fund the project.

SunPower starts construction of new solar power plant at Nellis Air Force Base 27 Mar, 2015
SunPower has begun construction of a new 15MW solar project at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada, US. The $50m project is called the Nellis Solar Array II. It is being built over a closed landfill, and new infrastructure will be owned by NV Energy. The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of this year.

General Electric’s Unit Acquires Langhope Rig Wind Farm 27 Mar, 2015
GE Energy Financial Services expanded its international wind portfolio with a definitive agreement to buy the 16-megawatt Langhope Rig wind farm from SSE plc. The Langhope Rig wind farm, nearing completion, is powered by 10 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines. GE Energy Financial Services will take over ownership and operation of the wind farm when its construction is completed later this year.

Two new restaurants open in Buffalo 27 Mar, 2015
Two new spots are opening up for Buffalo’s foodies. Buffalo’s first of its kind, Allen Street Poutine served its first customers officially on March 27. Another new food, joint, Allen Burger Venture opened March 26 near Allen Street Poutine. The burger joint has a variety of burgers, mac-n-cheese skillets and craft beer.

New hospital opening in Fort Collins 27 Mar, 2015
Banner Medical Center at Fort Collins, Colorado is a new 146,000 square foot facility that will open on April 6. It has two operating rooms, an emergency room, four labor and delivery rooms and capacity to hold 144 beds.

Mining equipment firm to expand in Tazewell 27 Mar, 2015
Simmons Equipment Co. is planning to expand its Tazewell County operations at an investment of $1 million. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved up to $1.14 million in funding to be invested through the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Foundation located in Abingdon. The funds will be used for the company’s planned research and development and commercialization activities.

New Water Treatment Plant at Lecta’s Zaragoza Mill 27 Mar, 2015
Lecta has successfully completed a new phase in its investment plan at its Zaragoza paper mill, totalling some 23 million euros, aimed at reducing its environmental impact. Following the installation of two new electrostatic precipitators in the mill’s recovery boilers, resulting in a 74% reduction in solid particle emissions, Lecta has started up a biological water purification plant.

Sennheiser opens first flagship retail store in Germany 27 Mar, 2015
Sennheiser has opened its first flagship retail store in Germany. Along with the retail store, the audio company has opened up an innovation campus within the 7,000 square metre build, which aims to invite cross-functional teams to work on projects that develop and market groundbreaking audio solutions.

P&G to build $100M Gillette factory 27 Mar, 2015
Procter & Gamble broke ground on a $100 million factory in Vietnam, which will make razors for its Gillette brand. Manufacturing at the razor factory is expected to begin in 12 months. The new plant in the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park II reportedly will bring P&G’s total investment in Vietnam to $360 million.

New nightclub to open at Hard Rock Hotel 27 Mar, 2015
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will be opening a new nightclub at the hotel this spring. Bardot (bar-dough), located in Hollywood, is expanding its brand of nightlife to Palm Springs. Construction of the new lounge is already underway and it’s expected to open in June.

London Underground takes over Croxley Rail Link project

Railway Gazette 27 Mar, 2015
London Underground is to take over responsibility for the Croxley Rail Link project, under an agreement with the Department for Transport and Hertfordshire County Council which was formally announced on March 27. The project involves the diversion of the Metropolitan Line from its current Watford terminus to serve Watford High Street and Watford Junction stations, as well as two new stations at Cassiobridge and Watford Vicarage Road. Construction is planned to start this year for opening in 2019.

Appliance maker to establish R&D center in Louisville 26 Mar, 2015
Midea America Corp., plans to open a U.S.-based research and development center at Louisville. It received preliminarily approval for $800,000 in state tax incentives for the project. It will invest $2.65 million to lease a local facility, the location of which was has not yet been determined.

Apple Inc. Set To Launch R&D Center In Japan 26 Mar, 2015
Apple Inc is building “Campus 2” – the new headquarter of the company situated in Cupertino, California. It is also planning to commence construction of a new R&D center in the suburbs of Yokohoma, in Japan later this year and is projected to end in late 2016.

Jilin Power to invest in 100 MW of wind in China’s Henan 26 Mar, 2015
Jilin Power Share Co Ltd will invest CNY 784.4 million to develop 100 MW of wind power capacity in Henan province. It will provide 20% of the total sum from its working capital, the remaining 80% will be secured by way of bank loans. The project envisages the installation of 50 units of 2-MW turbines on the west side of the Taihang mountains. It plans to kick off construction works at the site later in 2015 and complete by the end of the year.

Lucio Tan’s solar power plant starts operations 26 Mar, 2015
Lucio Tan Group’s Absolut Distillers Incorporated (ADI) started the operations of its P189-million, 2 MW solar power plant project in Lian, Batangas on March 25. ADI would be selling the power generated by the plant to the Batangas Electric Cooperative (Batelco).

Dominion seeks to build new natural gas plant 26 Mar, 2015
Dominion Virginia Power is hoping to build a new 1600-megawatt natural gas power station in Greensville. The plant would cost $1 billion to build. The plan is pending regulatory approval, but if it is approved, construction would begin in 2016. The plant would be operational by 2019.

New hotel proposed for Foxboro’s Patriot Place 26 Mar, 2015
A five-story, 136-room hotel is planned to be built at Patriot Place, Foxboro. The hotel is targeting a fall 2016 opening. The Kraft Group is seeking to relocate the hotel, originally planned for an existing parking lot behind the new CVS, to the Patriot Place North Marketplace.

The Lodge Hotel expands with 25 new guest rooms and 1,800 sqft events space 26 Mar, 2015
The Lodge, London will be expanded from a 9-bedroom guesthouse to encompass 77 guest rooms, scheduled to launch this summer. Other facilities include a restaurant – Hide & Seed, quintessential library, gym and spaces for eating, drinking, meetings and events. This July 2015, The Lodge Hotel will launch 25 new guest rooms, and a brand new 1800 sq ft events space. It has enlisted architects AWW Inspired Environments, and interior designers Distinction Contracts.

Koch to invest $7.5 million in Alabama chicken plant 26 Mar, 2015
A second expansion is in the works for a Koch Foods poultry processing plant in Gadsden, Ala., The Gadsden City Council approved non-education tax abatements for Koch, which plans to invest $7.5 million in its chicken-processing plant in East Gadsden.

Pint & Jigger partner opens pub in Downtown Honolulu 26 Mar, 2015
Hideo Simon has opened a new restaurant called Square Barrels in the heart of Downtown Honolulu in the former Cafe Che Pasta space. It has scheduled a grand opening for April 11. The Square Barrels bar boasts 22 craft beers on tap, including Maui Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewing, Hawaii Nui, Ballast Point, and Rogue Ales.

Tolmar adds warehouse to support new manufacturing facility 26 Mar, 2015

Tolmar, nearing completion on a manufacturing plant expansion, is now taking on some warehouse space to complement it. It is adding a 12,300-square-foot building to the other facilities. The Windsor facility is expected to produce drugs in 2016.

Zimbabwe: Manicaland Plants Produce 40 MW 26 Mar, 2015
Kenneth Matimaire Independent Power Producers (IPPs) operating in the eastern border province are currently producing a combined 40 megawatts. Six IPPs are already operational while five more are expected to take-off the ground soon. Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) intends to undertake construction of a 30MW run-of-river small hydro power station on the Gairezi River in Nyanga.

ACWA-led group signs PPA for 200-MW solar project in Dubai 26 Mar, 2015
ACWA Power International and its Spanish partner TSK have secured a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of the 200-MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum solar project in Dubai. The whole Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum solar complex will total 3 GW once completed in 2030. The first phase of 13 MW, was completed by US company First Solar Inc in October 2014. Phase II will become operational by April 2017.

Emerson opens new $35 million facility in the Philippines

Philippine Times 27 Mar, 2015
Emerson has opened a new $35 million Integrated Solutions Center in the Philippines. The new facility will house 2,300 Emerson employees and support several of Emersons business units, including its Process Management and Climate Technologies segments.

JLR in £600-m UK investment programme
HBL 26 Mar, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover is making £600-million investment. It covers both recent and future investment, and covers three sites – Castle Bromwich, the Whitley Advanced Design and Development Centre, and the National Automotive Innovation Centre. JLR has acquired 62 acres to add to the existing 55-acre site at Whitley to support its R&D of ultra low emission technologies. The £400-million put into Castle Bromwich, included £320 million put into an aluminium body shop focused on lightweight vehicle manufacture. Last week construction began on a £150-million National Automotive Innovation Centre set to open at the University of Warwick in two years’ time.

Danish firm set to build power plant in NTT 26 Mar, 2015
Vestas, in cooperation with PT Asian Grand Capital and PT Bayu Alam Sejahtera, would build a 20 MW wind-fueled power plant in South Central Timor regency in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). Winrock International is currently conducting a survey, especially regarding the strength of roads and bridges, from the regency capital of Soe to North Mollo regency capital of Kapan, the site of the project. The project, worth Rp 71 billion, would commence in the next 12 months.

Sewage Treatment Plant Begins Operating in Mexican State of Chiapas 26 Mar, 2015
A wastewater treatment plant has been put into operation in Chiapas’ capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez. A total of 164.5 million pesos were invested in the plant, which has a processing capacity of 320 liters per second. Of that total investment outlay, 28 percent came from federal funds, 47 percent from state and municipal funds and the remaining 25 percent from the private sector. The plant has the capacity to treat 27,600 cubic meters of water per day.

Earth Fare grocery store opens today in Morrisville 26 Mar, 2015
Earth Fare, a new healthy foods grocery store was opened at Morrisville on March 25 in the Park West Village shopping center.

United Envirotech to invest $66.1 million to build wastewater treatment plant in China 26 Mar, 2015
United Envirotech Ltd (UEL) has signed an investment agreement on March 25, 2015, with the Luntai Industrial Park Management Committee to design, build and operate for 30 years an industrial wastewater treatment plant in Luntai County, Xinjiang, China. The total capacity, to be developed over two phases, will be 100,000 cubic metres a day. The total investment for Phase 1 construction of the 50,000 cubic metres a day plant and the associated piping network is estimated to be 300 million yuan. The wastewater treatment plant will use UEL’s advanced Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens New Restaurant in Orlando 26 Mar, 2015
Hurricane Grill & Wings, an island-inspired full-service restaurant franchise group affiliated with Maali Enterprises, is continuing its home state expansion with its second Orlando-area location in the Lake Buena Vista neighborhood. The restaurant features a dining room that seats 191 people in addition to an outdoor patio that seats up to 45 people. Central Florida Wings, LLC, the area developer, has plans to open an additional three restaurants in the Orlando area. Hurricane Grill & Wings has plans to open six more restaurants in the Orlando market.

Pub owner looks to open new restaurant 26 Mar, 2015
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery plans second brewery at Lake Placid. The new brewery will be called Around the Bend Brewing. It will serve as a second brewery and also a restaurant. The space will allow the business to brew more beer on the site and also start a bakery, that will make fresh buns and bread.

New Wastewater Treatment Plant Being Built in Masontown Will Increase Rates 25 Mar, 2015
The West Virginia Public Service Commission approved the new wastewater treatment plant at Masontown. The town received a $1.5 million grant and is being given a $7 million loan from the state for the project. The facility will take at least one year, maybe two, to be completed.

Versace to open 30 more stores this year 25 Mar, 2015
Buoyed by strong sales and a $208 million investment from Blackstone last year, Gianni Versace S.p.A., after opening 40 stores in 2014, plans to open 30 more this year. Those stores will be in not-yet-specified locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with an especially strong retail push planned for Japan.

Aperam South America to build USD 17 million plant in Brazil by 2016 25 Mar, 2015
Aperam South America is investing USD 17 million to set up a high permeability grain oriented electrical steel plant at its Timóteo industrial park in the city of Timoteo, in the state of Minas Gerais. The company expects to start production by 2016. The project is now at an initial phase, with basic engineering and the purchase of equipment and technologies.

Nuberg bags Rs 200-crore chemical plant contract from Saudi firm
PTI 25 Mar, 2015
Nuberg Engineering has won a contract worth Rs 200-crore from Addar Group to construct greenfield Sulfolane plant in Saudi Arabia. The plant is scheduled to commence during the first quarter of 2017. Larsen and Toubro (L&T) is the engineering partner and the US-based GTC Technologies is the technology partner for the chemical plant project.

Southern Province Cement starts trial operations of new line 25 Mar, 2015
Southern Province Cement (SPC) launched trial operations of a third production line at its plant in Tuhama, Saudi Arabia on 23 March. The new production line will have a daily capacity of 5000t. The trial period will last about four months.

QPMC cement terminal to be operational in 2015 25 Mar, 2015
The upcoming cement storage and conveying terminal being developed by Primary Materials Company (QPMC) in Mesaieed will be completed by the end of 2015. The facility has been designed to discharge 1.8Mt/yr of cement into the 12 silos with a total storage capacity of 60,000m3. The cement terminal is also equipped with smaller silos, which have been designed to load up to four trucks simultaneously, taking the total loading capacity to 40 trucks per hour.

Donskaya Tekhnicheskaya Company to build cement terminal 25 Mar, 2015
Donskaya Tekhnicheskaya Company intends to construct a cement terminal in Azov, Rostov in 2015, for Euro3.13m. The terminal will load out over 490,000t/yr of cement. The cement will be dispatched by rail and by ships from the Sebryakovcement plant in Volgograd and the Novoroscement plant in Krasnodar.

Lenovo opens HPC innovation center in Germany 25 Mar, 2015
Lenovo has opened its first global High Performance Computing (HPC) innovation center in Stuttgart, Germany. The center will be offering a R&D and application benchmarking site as well as a new ecosystem of partners that will collaborate on projects to bring the commercial benefits of HPC to clients and workloads. Working with Intel, the center offers the latest Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 processor with Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect fabric leveraging Lenovo’s NeXtScale System as base compute platform to expand capabilities and advance localised research.

Construction begins on US$117.5 million Kiyú wind farm, Uruguay 25 Mar, 2015
Construction has begun on the US$117.5 million, 49 MW Kiyú wind farm, located in the San José district of Uruguay. Mott MacDonald is monitoring construction of the plant, which is being developed by Spanish company Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, on behalf of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank. The farm will comprise 16 Vestas V112-3,075kW wind turbines, a 150kV transmission line. The Kiyú wind farm is due to become operational by the end of 2015.

New greenfield water treatment plant to be built in city of Huntsville, AL 25 Mar, 2015
Brasfield & Gorrie has been awarded a $83-million project to build a new greenfield water treatment plant (WTP) for Huntsville Utilities in the city of Huntsville, Ala. Work will begin in March 2015. Located on a 266-acre site near the intersection of Highway 431 and Guntersville Dam Road, the facility is expected to treat 12 million gallons of drinking water per day. The scope of the project includes a raw water intake structure, 42-inch raw water main pipelines, a conventional settling WTP and a 48-inch finished water main pipeline, all of which will be completed in March 2018.

Tanzania: Construction of Natural Gas Pipeline Completed 25 Mar, 2015
As the construction of the 542-kilometre natural gas pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam is completed by 100 per cent, the government will be saving 1.6tril/- annually from purchase of heavy oil for electricity generation. The construction of natural gas processing plants at Madimba – Mtwara and SongoSongo Island – Kilwa are completed by 96 per cent. The natural gas processing plants will be done by November, this year.

Catalyst, German firm set up e-commerce JV in Qatar 25 Mar, 2015
Qatar-based Catalyst and 004 GmbH, based in Germany, have signed an MoU to establish a joint venture in Qatar to pursue e-commerce business opportunities. The joint venture company will focus on e-commerce business activities ranging from services and marketplaces to e-commerce hubs and other related e-commerce operations. The new venture will offer a one-stop shop for e-commerce with the know-how, infrastructure, speed to market and credibility to become the top e-commerce enabler for the Mena region.

Centennial Renewable Energy to build Idaho pellet plant 25 Mar, 2015
Centennial Renewable Energy of Idaho is building a 160,000-metric-ton wood pellet plant in northern Idaho and recently signed agreements to purchase land for the project. CRE has named its funding advisor as U.K.-based CHP Ventures, which has completed extensive due-diligence and secured development funds to take the project to financial close. Dome Technology has been selected as lead design-build contractor. The pellet produced at the plant will meet the ENPlus A2 standard. Engineering work is set to begin in the coming week; with completion slated for 2017.

JYSK – Home furnishing retailer, opens new Regina store 25 mar, 2015
JYSK Bed • Bath • Home – the Scandinavian-based retailer with over 2200 locations worldwide, opens their new JYSK location in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The store offers over 28,000 sq.ft. of retail space offering furnishings; from mattresses to towels, including linen and curtains. There are currently 54 JYSK locations across Canada.

Harvey Nichols opens department store in Azerbaijan 25 Mar, 2015
Harvey Nichols has opened a seven-floor store in Azerbaijan. The 110,000 sq ft outlet in Baku’s Globus Plaza will be the upmarket London department store’s eighth overseas venture, joining others in Turkey, Hong Kong, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait and Dubai. The store will offer stylists , personal shoppers, restaurants, a beauty hall and more than 500 international designer fashion brands.

Washington Blvd-Route 110 Bridge Construction Begins 25 Mar, 2015
Construction on the project to replace the Washington Blvd bridge over Route 110 next to the Pentagon is underway. The $29.5 million endeavor will replace the existing bridge – built in 1941 – with a new structure that expands the shared-use path to 14-feet wide, add an 8-foot sidewalk and is longer, wider and taller than the existing bridge. It expects to complete the bridge by May 2018.

Haynes Street Bridge construction to start next week 25 Mar, 2015
A major construction project is to begin at the Haynes Street Bridge in Johnstown next week. The Haynes Street Bridge will close on April 1 and cost $4.1 million. The project is scheduled to be completed in December. The Dellwood Street Bridge in the city’s Woodvale neighborhood is next on the list.

US GM to invest USD 350 million at Mexican facility

Steel Guru 25 Mar, 2015
General Motors will invest USD 350 million at its Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, plant in Mexico. The investment will be used to produce the Chevrolet Cruze. This is part of USD 5 billion investment the company announced in December last year. Earlier this month, GM announced it would invest USD 85 million to expand its stamping plant in the city of San Luis Potosi.

Tata Power ties up funds for Georgian hydel project

PTI 24 Mar, 2015
Tata Power has achieved financial closure for the 187 MW Adjaristsqali hydel projects in Georgia by arranging an additional $ 250 million long-term loan from IFC, ABD and EBRD. The first phase is called Shuakhevi plant, which will be commissioned by 2016, and the second phase is called Skhalta plant, work on which began in September 2013. The plant will be exporting a part of the generation to Turkey through a transmission line financed by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Israel Chemicals plans to build potassium nitrate production plant 24 Mar, 2015
Israel Chemicals (ICL) is considering constructing a potassium nitrate production plant to meet increasing demand for soluble specialty fertilisers and food-grade phosphoric acid. The company is working to determine a location for the potassium nitrate plant based on considerations, including raw materials supply, logistics, tax and investment encouragement policies and proximity to its customers.

Primrose Solar signs 104MW power purchase agreement with EDF Energy 24 Mar, 2015
Primrose Solar and EDF Energy have entered into a 15 year power purchase agreement (PPA) for their solar farms, which total 104MWp of capacity. Primrose Solar has 10 solar farms throughout the UK, which contain 184MW of installed capacity. Of those 156MW are currently operating while 28MW are under construction.

Ontario to add 1.7GW of wind in next 18 months 24 Mar, 2015
Ontario will add about 2.3GW of new generation capacity through September 2016 including 1.7GW of wind and 240MW of solar. Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) anticipates demand could reach as high as 24.8GW this summer. It forecasts normal weather demand at 22.99GW.

Pattern, Samsung propose new 200-MW wind project in Ontario 24 Mar, 2015
Pattern Energy Group LP and Samsung Renewable Energy are planning to develop another wind project in Ontario of up to 200 MW in Kent Country. The two-phase scheme calls for the installation of up to 90 turbines in North Kent as an extension to the operational 270-MW South Kent complex. Work on the exact design and layout is in progress. The Chatham-Kent municipality will have an option to buy a 15% equity interest in the project.

Russian official proposes building nuclear power plant in Crimea 24 Mar, 2015
Crimea plans to build two electric power plants with a total capacity of 900 MW, and has also launched a project of an 850 MW electric power bridge with Russia. A project was developed to build two NPP units with a capacity of 1,000 MW each on the territory of Crimea. This abandoned Crimean NPP construction site is located in the area of Kazantip Cape.

Longview firm developing plan for $100M pipeline to Shreveport 24 Mar, 2015
Plains All American Pipeline LP, the owner of the Plains Atlas Terminal in Longview is teaming up with Delek Logistics Partners LP to build the $100 million 12-inch Caddo Pipeline to haul crude oil from Longview to refineries in Shreveport. It will move 80,000 barrels of domestic crude per day to the Louisiana refineries and Delek’s refinery in El Dorado, Arkansas and would be completed in mid-2016.

Tetra Pak opens new warehouse 24 Mar, 2015
Tetrapack has opened a new warehouse, covering 4,000 square meters at Gornji Milanovac in Serbia. This is a part of the company’s investment totaling EUR 11.9 million over the past two years.

Good Samaritan Hospital opens Mother Baby Unit 24 Mar, 2015
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip has opened a new Mother Baby Unit with six private rooms where mothers and newborns remain together for their hospital stay.

ITT Makes Additional $20 Million Investment in Wuxi, China Facility 24 Mar, 2015
ITT Corporation is investing approximately $20 million to further expand its braking technology production capabilities in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, bringing its total investment in the facility to nearly $50 million over the past three years. ITT has a variety of other products and services that support the energy, transportation and industrial sectors of the Chinese economy.

Ontario investing in wood pellet manufacturing facilities in Wawa and Atikokan 24 Mar, 2015
Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Ontario will invest $4 million in two projects to help Rentech Inc., to convert two idle wood product mills into facilities that manufacture wood pellets. The facilities, located in Wawa and Atikokan, will turn Crown-owned wood materials that previously would not have been used or sold, into wood pellets to be used to produce electricity in local and international power production facilities. The Wawa facility has already secured a sales contract with a UK-based company for their production. The Atikokan facility will sell to Ontario Power Generation.

Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort to open five-star hotel in 2016 24 Mar, 2015
A new five-star boutique hotel is to be built alongside the Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort on Portugal’s Algarve coast. The Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel – which features 18 rooms and two suites – will open in spring 2016. Construction on the hotel is scheduled to begin in June 2015. The planning license also allows for another 152 hotel rooms to be built in stages.

Second Crowne Plaza Hotel opens in Panama 24 Mar, 2015
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opens the second Crowne Plaza hotel in Panama. With a US $20 million investment by owner and operator Bern Hotels & Resorts, the new-build 144-room hotel comprises two on-site restaurants, The Jetstream and The Hub Bar & Grill.

Enel Green Power to build 74 MW wind farm in Oklahoma 24 Mar, 2015
Enel Green Power (EGP) has commenced the construction of the 74 MW Little Elk wind project in Oklahoma of USA. EGP plans to invest approximately 130 million US dollars. The plant will be operating under 25 year-power purchase agreement (PPA) with People’s Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma (PEC). The wind farm is expected to be online by the end of 2015. Enel energy is planning to invest almost €18bn in renewable energy and smart grid markets in coming five years.

Resorts World Las Vegas Construction Begins In May 24 Mar, 2015
A massive $4 billion casino called Resorts World Las Vegas by Malaysia-based Genting Berhad will begin being built on May 4. Original estimates for the cost of the casino were between $2 billion and $7 billion.

83 rental homes, 120-unit apartment complex under construction 24 Mar, 2015
Construction began recently on Greensboro developer Barry Siegal’s new residential project, which includes 83 rental homes and a 120-unit apartment complex. Lafayette Landing Apartments and Villas will sit on 40 acres. The Greensboro project is expected to cost an estimated $20 million. Salem Commercial Contracting is the project’s general contractor. Construction will take 18 months, but the first phase – which will include 17 detached single-family homes, three apartment buildings, a clubhouse and garage building – is expected to be ready for occupancy by August.

Milbank advises lenders on $5.2bn expansion of Saudi Arabia petrochemical plant 24 Mar, 2015
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has advised lenders on the $5.2bn expansion financing for the PetroRabigh refining and petrochemicals project in Saudi Arabia. The lenders include Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and several commercial banks/Islamic financial institutions. PetroRabigh’s existing facility has a capacity to produce 17 million tonnes of refined products and 2.4 million tonnes of petrochemical products per year. The new expansion facility, dubbed Rabigh 2, is being developed jointly by Saudi Aramco and Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical. It will bring derivative products including ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, thermo plastic olefin, methyl methacrylate and polymethyl methacrylate.

Teleperformance opens new offshore facility in Suriname

Reuters 24 Mar, 2015
Teleperformance opened a new offshore facility in Paramaribo, Suriname in March, 2015. The new multichannel contact center will provide customer care, customer acquisition, and technical support solutions to Benelux clients in Dutch

Malaysia’s Unichamp opens $24M lime plant in Palawan 24 Mar, 2015
Unichamp Group has opened a $24-million newly-commissioned, lime manufacturing plant in the Rio Tuba Economic Processing Zone in Bataraza, Palawan. Put up through local unit Unichamp Minerals Philippines, Incorporated formally inaugurated on March 25. It will be locked in a 15-year agreement with Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) for the supply of lime milk used in metal processing. The new plant has the capacity to produce 400 metric tons of reconstituted lime milk per day. The plant would be sourcing natural limestone from the quarry operated by the Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation. It is a special purpose plant that produces high quality industrial lime that suits various needs like metal processing, sugar refinery, paper manufacturing, soil treatment, and water treatment, among others. The company is also now in talks for supply agreements with mining firms Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) and Oriental Peninsula Resources Group

SCG to open Yangon showroom in May 23 Mar, 2015
SCG to open Yangon showroom in May. It aims to showcase products to its partners and dealers, while architects, developers and home owners will be able to explore a variety of building materials. SCG is also developing a training program to educate dealers on product use and construction technology. Construction of its first cement plant at Mon State in Myanmar is now under way, with total expenditures coming to 12.4 billion baht. It is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016.

Dunlop invests in plant 23 Mar, 2015
Dunlop Oil & Marine has invested about $26.8 million in the construction of a soon-to-open new hose manufacturing site in Macae, Brazil. The investment is in response to growing demand for advanced-performance hose products in this sector. The facility—ContiTech Dunlop Oil & Marine Brazil—was completed in October 2014, and will be ready to supply hoses in the first quarter of 2015.

Construction to Begin on Solar Power Station in Central Mexico 23 Mar, 2015
Construction of a 37.4-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power station is set to begin this month in Central Mexico. Located 26 kilometers southeast of the city of Delicias in the state of Chihuahua, the project has a total investment value of $86 million.

$183m FMG pipeline completed
Yahoo News 23 Mar, 2015
DPB Development Group’S $183 million pipeline that will enable Fortescue Metals Group to lower costs by switching from diesel to gas at its Solomon Hub in the Pilbara has been completed. The 270km Fortescue River Gas Pipeline connects Solomon to the Dampier-to-Bunbury natural gas pipeline, allowing the iron ore hub’s 125 megawatt TransAlta power station to be converted. Fortescue has a 20-year, 100 per cent take-or-pay gas transportation agreement with DPB and joint venture partner TEC Pilbara. The main contractors on the FRGP project were Monadelphous KT and Enerflex Process

New hotel on Planning Board agenda 23 Mar, 2015
A 93-room, six-story Home 2 Suites hotel on Jake Alexander Boulevard is planned by Huntersville-based Narsi Properties. The land parcel is only 1.43 acres, and the developer is seeking approval of a Conditional District Overlay to allow for a six-story building.

Work on new Nausori Hospital to start in September 23 Mar, 2015
Construction work on the new 80 bed Nausori Hospital will start in September. The new hospital will be built on Vunivivi Hill near Nausori town. Tender will be called in early September and the construction work will start as soon the contract is awarded to a contractor. The new hospital will have a General Out Patient Section, 2 Operation Theaters, X-ray Department, Dental Services and Laboratories. The work on the new hospital is expected to be complete by early 2017.

Hon Hai Chinese retail unit builds ‘makers’ brand 23 Mar, 2015
Big Cyber, a retail subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., plans to open 20 stores in China for technology innovators known as “makers,” by the end of the year. The new stores will be opened in Beijing and Guangzhou in April and May after already opening a first store in Shanghai. The store also holds workshops for students to build their own tech gadgets or craftwork. It is also to launch an outlet in Shenzhen. The chain has 31 stores across China.

Smyth auto components opens 5th central Ohio place 23 Mar, 2015
Smyth Automotive Parts Plus has opened a warehouse distribution center, at 4093 Leap Rd., Hilliard, Ohio. It is the company’s 23rd components location in Ohio. Smyth Automotive Components Plus now operates 4 warehouses and one particular retail place in the Columbus location, in addition to locations in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky.

Saxon Oil Acquires Interests in 3 US Oil Fields with Permian Basin Oil Well Leading the Way
PR Newswire 23 Mar, 2015
Saxon Oil WI has made acquisition of the MN Spring Pond Series. Its previous project the, Three Lease Project, has already had a positive impact for the company. The board has targeted interests in three different regions in the U.S., one of which is based in the prolific Permian Basin, which will enable the corporation to receive multiple revenue streams. The acquisition has wells that are due to come fully online in the latter of the year.

Maynilad awards P1.044-B Muntinlupa sewage treatment plant to J.E. Manalo-Degremont Consortium 23 Mar, 2015
Maynilad Water Services Inc. awarded the P1.044-billion sewage treatment plant (STP) in Cupang, Muntinlupa City to the J.E. Manalo-Degremont Consortium. J.E. Manalo will do the civil works and Degremont will cover the technological aspects of the facility. The Cupang STP – designed to treat up to 46 million liters of wastewater per day, is one of six wastewater facilities funded by Maynilad’s $137.5-million loan from the World Bank to develop and improve wastewater services in the West Zone. Maynilad is also working on the construction of new STPs in Pasay and Valenzuela as well as the South Septage Treatment Plant and the rehabilitation of the Alabang STP which was completed in 2013.

11street sets up physical education centre for e-commerce sellers 23 Mar, 2015
Ahead of its April launch, South Korean online marketplace 11street has unveiled its ‘Seller Zone,’ the e-commerce education centre and support facility in Malaysia for e-commerce business coaching, training and development programmes. The 9,500 sq ft facility is equipped with professional photography studios, training centres, and a public lounge for networking, relaxation and refreshment. 11street is also teaming up with national ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and Google Malaysia on its training and development programmes. opens mega store in Cardiff-St Davids 23 Mar, 2015 opened a mega store in the St Davids’s Centre in Cardiff on 22 March 2015. The new 26,759sq f. store will offer the biggest brands in sportswear, footwear, sports equipment and fashion at guaranteed low prices. It will showcase Nike, Adidas, Lonsdale, Puma and Dunlop, as well as Firetrap and Kangol along with the latest brands at the best prices and will also include dedicated in-store areas for running, outdoor, football, golf and much more.

Energy majors BG Group and Woodside to invest $1.1 bn in Myanmar 23 Mar, 2015
BG Group Plc and Australian energy major Woodside Energy Ltd will invest up to $1.1 billion in oil and gas exploration in Myanmar. The companies were the winners of an auction of four offshore blocks comprising two shallow water and two deepwater blocks, held last year by the government of Myanmar. The four blocks AD-2, AD-5, A-4 and A-7 are located in the Rakhine Basin in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. The investment in the shallow blocks A-4 and A-7 will be approximately $545 million while the deepwater blocks AD-2 and AD-5 will cost $535 million and the projects will take around seven to eight years to complete. The companies signed a production-sharing agreement, which authorises Woodside to commence the exploration programme subject to environmental approvals.

Japan upgrades economic view for first time in 8 months

HBL 23 Mar, 2015
Japan’s government upgraded its view on the overall economy for the first time in eight months. The government also raised its assessment of production, corporate profits and sentiment, encouraged by further signs of an economic recovery from a recession unexpectedly caused by a sales tax hike last April.

Ippudo Catering plans new Japanese restaurant 23 Mar, 2015
Ippudo Catering Sdn Bhd, the joint venture (JV) company that operates Japanese ramen chain Ippudo in Malaysia, plans to open a new brand of Japanese restaurant by the second quarter of this year. It usually spends RM2 million to RM3 million per outlet depending on size, location and concept. Its plan was to open five stores in Malaysia in five years.Expansion is mostly funded via internal resources and bank loans. Cool Japan Fund, financed mostly by Japan’s government, will inject ¥700 million into the Fukuoka-based Chikaranomoto Holdings to set up premium outlets in Europe and the United States.

Zee launches entertainment channel in Indonesia

HBL 23 Mar, 2015
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has launched a general entertainment channel ‘Zee Hiburan’ in Indonesia. The new channel would feature popular Indian serials localised for the Indonesian audience.

Eurocement’s Sengileevskaya plant to begin production in 2 months 23 Mar, 2015
Eurocement group’s new cement plant is scheduled to begin production at the end of May, bringing the total production capacity of the Ulyanovsk region close to 4 million t.

Zoeller Pump Co. plans $4 million expansion in South Louisville 23 Mar, 2015
Zoeller Pump Co., which makes sump pumps, sewage pumps and other equipment, plans a $4 million expansion of its facility on Cane Run Road. The business is adding a training and research and development facility that will be dubbed the “Center of Excellence.” The company has hired Floyds Knobs, Koetter Construction Inc. and Kovert-Hawkins Architects for the project. Ground-breaking is set for March 31. The company hope to start using the center by 2016, when it plans to train at least 250 new and current workers over the course of 20 weeks. The training center will occupy about 6,000 square feet of the new building, while the research and development operation will occupy about 5,000.

Montreal building $100M waste water treatment facility 23 Mar, 2015
The city of Montreal is awarding a $100 million contract to build a waste water treatment facility to the Montreal subsidiary of a French company. Construction on the ozonation plant, to be built at the existing Jean R. Marcotte facility, is scheduled to begin in a few weeks and take three years. Once completed the Jean R. Marcotte facility should produce 57 tonnes of ozone each day, at a yearly operation cost of $9 million.

Brazil’s Cemig plans wind and solar farms in Minas Gerais 23 Mar, 2015
Cemig plans on participate in the 2016 auctions for solar and wind power farms in the north region of Minas Gerais state. Specific details on the planned projects are not revealed.

New Asian restaurant planned on Davis 23 Mar, 2015
Great Clips hair salon space at 620 Davis St. in downtown Evanston is slated to soon become a new Asian restaurant. The Boiling Point and will be a Type 1, or dine-in facility, with seats for 84 customers.

IMF happy to cooperate with China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
HBL 22 Mar, 2015
The International Monetary Fund will be “delighted” to cooperate with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). There is “massive” room for co-operation with AIIB on infrastructure financing. The World Bank will also cooperate with the AIIB. The new bank slated to start operations by the end of the year.

Firm to build $80-M solar power plant in Pampanga 22 Mar, 2015
Novosol Power Company will build a $80-million solar power plant in Barangay San Juan, in partnership with businessman Jaime “Boy” Tetangco of Apalit. Tetangco’s eight-hectare property in San Juan will serve as the solar power generation plant and office. Tetangco has tapped partners from Czech Republic for the funding of the project, which will use a technology from Canada. The plant is expected to be operational at the end of the year. Tetangco and Sigua signed an agreement allowing Pampanga Electric Cooperative 3 (Pelco 3) to purchase power generated by the plant.

Al Jazeera Steel set to open new rebar facility 22 Mar, 2015
Al Jazeera Steel Products Company has completed building a new rebar production line, which is already in trial production. It is expected to start commercial production in the second quarter of 2015.

Road work to begin on H1 Freeway in Aiea 22 Mar, 2015
Pre-cast concrete panels wil be used to repair the 200-foot square area of the H1 Freeway just east of the pedestrian over-pass in Aiea, in Hawaii. The cost of the pavement repair project will be 1.4 million dollars. Because of the innovative technology, the federal government will provide an additional 300-thousand dollars through a grant.

Work to begin on 2 NY bridge projects 22 Mar, 2015
Work will soon begin on two new bridges in Genesee County in western New York. The $6.5 million project will include the replacement of two bridges over the Tonawanda Creek. The state is seeking federal funding to upgrade or replace 105 bridges deemed to be vulnerable to flooding. So far $278 million has been approved for 80 bridge projects.

Chick-fil-A plans new restaurants in Edinburg, Pharr 22 Mar, 2015
A Chick-fil-A restaurant is to open at Edinburg on March 26. The new, 4,800-square-foot restaurant at 1360 W. University Drive will employ nearly 85 people. Chick-fil-A counts 307 restaurants in Texas and more than 1,900 nationwide. Another Chick-fil-A is slated for Pharr at the intersection of South Jackson Road and West Kelly Avenue.

Haier opens largest overseas R&D center in Japan 21 Mar, 2015
Haier Group started operating its overseas research and development center in Saitama prefecture in Japan. The R&D center will focus on fundamental research, new product planning and key technology design over white goods led by refrigerator. Haier invested some 7 billion yen in the center, with 200 researchers working in the center.

Vietnam energy industry adds 203,00mw from wind energy 21 Mar, 2015
With more than 3,000km coastline and plenty of islands, the total potential of wind energy in Vietnam is estimated to be as high as 713,000MW – 510,000 MW on land and 203,000 MW in islands. The Master plan VII sets the renewable energy target rate at 5.6 pct. of total primary energy consumption by 2020 and 9.4 pct. by 2030. The Government’s target is to increase the wind power to 1,000 MW (0.7 pct. of electricity production) by 2020 and 6,200 MW (2.4 pct.) by 2030. The investor can raise funds in different forms permitted by relevant lawsfrom individuals and organizations in and out of the country and may have access to State credit for investment pursuant to the laws.

Nordex receives 27 MW wind farm project in Finland 21 Mar, 2015
Nordex has signed a contract with Taaleritehdas for nine N131/3000 turbines to be supplied for the 27 MW Kooninkallio-Kankaanpää wind farm in Finland. The construction is due to begin in 2015 and the service contract period is for 15 years. Nordex is also supplying nine N131/3000 turbines for the Bürgerwind Brechte and Bürgerwind Strönfeld citizens wind farms in Germany, in addition to eight turbines for the Sellen wind farm. The type approvals in accordance with DIBT 2012 have been issued for the N131/3000 for hub heights of 99, 114 and 134 meterd in Germany. Besides, the international IEC certification has been received for all hub heights. Nordex will be installing fifty-nine N117/2400 low-wind turbines at the Pampa wind project under the department of Tacuarembo in central Uruguay as stipulated in the contract. It will be completing the project for commission by the middle of next year if construction begins as scheduled in the second half of this year. German banks KfW Ipex and BayernLB will be part financing the $320-million project through a $224-million loan.

20-MW solar power plant to rise in Cauayan City 21 Mar, 2015
A 20-megawatt solar power plant will soon rise in Cauayan City. The solar power plant is being eyed to be constructed in a 24-hectare land in Barangay Tagaran. It is finalizing the draft feasibility study and once it is completed, it is expected to start the construction in the next seven months. The city government wants the proposed project to supply power to the city hall and the coliseum.

China aims to build 3 to 5 giant steel mills by 2025 21 Mar, 2015
China aims to build three to five giant steel mills and boost the crude steel output of its top 10 steelmakers to more than 60 per cent of the country’s total by 2025. China’s largest steel producer, the northern province of Hebei, will close all blast furnaces smaller than 450 cubic meters and electrical furnaces smaller than 40 tonnes. The move is expected to cut an estimated 57 million tonnes of ironmaking capacity.

Tata Power to hike production via hydro-energy projects by 2020 21 Mar, 2015
Tata Power is looking to increase power generation through the clean energy source. It recently commissioned the first unit of the 126-megawatt Dagachhu Hydro Power Corp in Bhutan, has a total hydro-generation capacity of 513 mw. It plans to further acquire hydro projects to build its portfolio. The company’s overall power generation capacity is now at 8,684 mw, and targets hiking this to 26,000 mw by 2020.
Tokyo Cement plans expansion project 20 Mar, 2015
Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) plans to invest US$50m on 1Mt/yr of additional production capacity. The extra capacity will be via a new plant under a new subsidiary, Tokyo Eastern Cement. The project is expected to be implemented in the next two years.

Everest Industries to commission UAE plant by January 2016 20 Mar, 2015
Everest Industries’ new US$16m plant is now expected to be operational by December 2015 or January 2016. The plant will produce cement boards and panel products.

BASF selects Texas for planned methanol-to-propylene complex in US 20 Mar, 2015
BASF has selected Freeport, Texas, US, as the potential site for its planned petrochemical complex on the US Gulf Coast, making use of natural gas feedstock. The facility will feature Lurgi MegaMethanol and methanol-to-propylene technologies, to produce 475,000t of petrochemical product. Air Liquide has been awarded a contract to manage basic engineering activities for the gas-to-propylene complex. The project is part of the company’s plan to strengthen its backward integration into propylene and grow its propylene-based downstream activities. The methanol-to-propylene project is subject to final approval from BASF board of executive directors in 2016.

TransAlta & DUET Group Unit Build Natural Gas Pipeline 20 Mar, 2015
TransAlta Corporation has completed the construction of the Fortescue River Gas Pipeline in Western Australia in collaboration with DUET Group’s subsidiary, DBP Development Group. The 270-kilometre long, 16-inch wide natural gas pipeline links the Dampier Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline to TransAlta’s 125-megawatt (MW) dual-fuel Solomon Power Station at Fortescue’s Solomon Hub in the Pilbara region. A 20-year gas transportation agreement was signed by Fortescue Metals Group to utilize the pipeline for delivering natural gas to the power station.

Sg Semenyih water treatment plant fully operational 20 Mar, 2015
The Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant is fully operational. The plant has started pumping 682 million litres of treated water to the water storage tank.

Water treatment plant opens 20 Mar, 2015
A opening for the $98 million El Pico Water Treatment Plant in Northwest Laredo is held. The plant, which has a capacity of 20 million gallons per day and is located on a 50-acre tract, can be expanded to a maximum capacity of 120 million gallons per day.

Gazprom begins build on 96 MW Artic gas power plant 20 Mar, 2015
Gazprom Neft has begun construction of a 96 MW projected-capacity gas turbine power plant (GTPP), capable of being scaled up to a total capacity of 144 MW, at the Novoportovskoye field, set to become one of the largest in the Yamal Peninsula. First-phase commissioning of an initial 48 MW capacity will be launched at the end of 2016. Site preparation and initial engineering is currently ongoing prior to construction of the facility, the total footprint of which will cover some 11 hectares. The plant will be built around six 16 MW gas turbine generators, designed and custom-made to order for project operator Gazprom Neft Novy Port -factory testing having been successfully completed at Russian producer ODK Gas Turbines in January. The key facilities at the plant will be two turbine halls, a gas treatment system, a boiler room, an emergency diesel electric power station, and 25MVA-capacity transformers. The plant can run on both natural and associated petroleum gas (APG), and will provide power for infrastructure facilities for the extraction, transportation and storage of hydrocarbons, as well as for the terminal currently being built in Cape Kammeny for the year-round shipment of oil. Construction of a 98-kilometre 110kW electricity transmission line, allowing an energy supply from the field to the coast, is planned by the end of 2016. The plant is expected to reach its planned 96 MW capacity in mid-2017.

20-MW solar panel fields soon in Pangasinan 20 Mar, 2015
The Dagupan Electric Corporation (Decorp) has just entered into an agreement with a Manila-based firm that will install the solar panels in Dagupan, Manaoag, Santa Barbara and other areas in Pangasinan that could generate at least 20 megawatts of power. being served by Decorp. One solar panel that can generate at least one kilowatt of electricity costs P70,000. Decorp and the Manila-based company providing the solar panels are now preparing all the requirements needed by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in connection with the solar project.

New hospital set to open 20 Mar, 2015
Mercy Hospital Joplin has been opened on 20 March. The hospital’s obstetric department and emergency department will open for patients. As the new hospital opens, the temporary Mercy hospital at 2817 St. John’s Blvd will shut down operations. Patients coming to the temporary hospital will be redirected to the new hospital.

Two chains will add 46 hotels by 2017 20 Mar, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced plans to open three under the Aloft brand and one Sheraton by the end of 2017. The Aloft hotels, to be operated as franchises by Grupo Presidente, will be located in Tijuana, Baja California, and Coatzacoalcos and Poza Rica, Veracruz. The Sheraton Chihuahua Soberano Hotel, located in the city of Chihuahua, will be operated by Hoteles Real de Chihuahua. Grupo Posadas, which currently operates 132 hotels in Mexico and one in the United States, will invest US $515.1 million in the expansion project, which will open new hotels under its One and Fiesta Inn formats.

Holiday Inn Resort opens amenities center 20 Mar, 2015
The new Town Center for Holiday Inn Club Vacations Williamsburg Resort has been opened. The facility was formerly Colonial Crossing. Orange Lake Resorts bought the property in July 2013, re-branded it as a Holiday Inn Resort the following May and has been making renovations. The amenities center includes a four-lane bowling alley, a playground, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, an arcade, an 18-hole mini-golf course, a snack bar and even a small market.

Mart Resources acquires interests in OML 18 oil and gas fields 20 Mar, 2015
A consortium of oil companies including Mart Resources has acquired 45% of a large oil lease, OML 18, in Nigeria. The US$1.1bn deal with Shell sees the Eraton vehicle acquire the asset. Mart will now have a 10% indirect interest in OML 18 via its stake in Martwestern Energy, which owns 50% of Eraton. OML 18 incorporates Alakiri, Awoba, Cawthorne Channel, Krakama, and Buguma Creek fields, as well as facilities and infrastructure. Together, the fields produced some 14,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2014.

Bureau Veritas opens automotive components and system testing lab in China
Business Review 20 Mar, 2015
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS) has opened its new Electrical & Electronics laboratory specializing in the testing and certification of automotive components and systems, and large domestic appliances in Guangzhou, China. The Lab will also facilitate performance and safety testing for household electrical products including dishwashers and washing machines.

Stion completes 228kW commercial rooftop solar project for US Continental Marketing 20 Mar, 2015
Stion Corp of San Jose, CA, USA, provider of turnkey photovoltaic solutions, has completed a 228kW commercial rooftop solar project at US Continental Marketing Inc of Corona, CA, USA, a vertically integrated provider of leather and fabric care products. Stion’s project development arm Stion Energy Services was selected to provide a turn-key solution for the project, which was commissioned at the end of December. The solar installation will offset a significant portion of the electricity used by the company for its manufacturing operations. Powered by 1690 of Stion’s thin-film modules, the rooftop solar system will generate about 390,000kWh of electricity per year.

Worldwide Dispensers Opens New Facility 20 Mar, 2015
Worldwide Dispensers announces the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The new facility manufacturers of quality dispensing and precision moulding solutions. The 67,000 square foot facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois is fully operational running 24 hour shifts, seven days a week. With room and plans for growth and continued expansion-Worldwide Dispensers Bolingbrook opens with 19 fulltime employees, 10 injection moulding machines and 2 assembly cells.

Japanese auto supplier locating plant 20 Mar, 2015
Itsuwa is building a 32,000-square-foot coating and painting facility in Bardstown at an investment of $5.2 million. The facility is expected to be operational early next year. The state has preliminarily approved the project for tax incentives up to $800,000 and also approved $50,000 in tax incentives.

Solar plant may be coming to Carbondale 20 Mar, 2015
A solar plant that would convert the sun’s energy into usable energy, could be headed to Carbondale, Illinois. For more than a year, the city has been talking with a developer who wants to turn an old industrial site into a 70-acre solar farm. If the project is to go through, it will take three years to construct the solar panels.

Schur is Building Europe’s Most Modern Folding Box Plant 20 Mar, 2015
Schur Pack Germany is currently building a modern high-tech folding box facility and is massively investing in a new location at Business Park A24. A 28,000 square metres plant is presently being constructed at an investment of almost 70 million euros. The new high-tech plant’s complete construction is supplied entirely with regenerative sources of energy and no fossil fuels are required in the entire building.

China to build $1bn solar power plant in Ghana 20 Mar, 2015
The Chinese Hanergy Group is to help build a 400-megawatt solar power plant in Ghana. The cost of the project is $1-billion. The Chinese government has undertaken other projects in Ghana such as the western corridor gas infrastructure development project, construction of the 400- megawatts Bui Dam, and the Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project.

Cypriot pharmaceutical firm breaks ground on $16mn plant in southern Vietnam 20 Mar, 2015
Medochemie has broken ground on its second manufacturing facility in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park 2 A at Binh Duong Province in southern Vietnam. The plant, the construction of which began on March 17, costs US$16 million and will specialize in producing pharmaceutical products. It covers a total area of 44,700 square meters and includes several workshops to produce different types of medicines following WHO-GMP and EU-GMP standards. The plant is expected to be completed in late 2015 and become fully operational in early 2016. The products will be consumed locally as well as exported to other countries.

Woodside Restarts Production at Pluto LNG Plant in Western Australia 20 Mar, 2015
Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has successfully restarted production at its Pluto LNG (liquefied natural gas) Plant in Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia. This follows the precautionary action to shut-in production after a submersible drilling rig under contract to another party drifted near Pluto flowlines. The 2015 production target range of 84 to 91 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) remains unchanged.

DWM Plant Agrees £150k Funding Deal 20 Mar, 2015
Groundwork construction services specialist DWM Plant has agreed a £150,000 funding deal to support its growth plans. The company switched all of its banking facilities to the Royal Bank of Scotland before securing the new funding package with the lender. DWM Plant is keen to increase revenues after recording a £5.5m turnover in 2014.

Ratan Tata inaugurates new automotive innovation centre in UK 20 Mar, 2015
Tata Group laid the foundation stone of the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) in UK. The centre will cater to create next generation of vehicles for the global market. This automotive innovation centre will be built with an investment of approximately Rs 1,400 crore, and will be operational at the University of Warwick campus in Coventry by 2017. This centre is funded by Tata Motors and its UK firm Jaguar Land Rover, the University of Warwick and the UK Government’s Higher Education Funding Council for England. The new facility will sprawl a good 33,000 sq mt and will include a design and simulation space, also an adaptable and advanced fully immersive drive-in car simulator.

India, East Africa set to tap joint business opportunities

HBL 20 Mar, 2015
Businesses in India and East Africa are set to collaborate in sectors such as cotton and textiles, IT, leather, oil meal, spices, medical equipment and coffee under a programme rolled out by the International Trade Centre (ITC). The Export Import (EXIM) Bank of India and industry body CII have partnered with ITC — a joint agency of the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations for enhancing trading capacities of developing countries — to identify potential trade partners from India and finance the ventures. India’s exports to East African countries in 2013-14 were $10 billion, over 3 per cent of its total exports, while imports stood at only $1 billion (0.23 per cent of total imports).

Holcim, Lafarge agree new terms for merger deal

Reuters 20 Mar, 2015
Holcim Ltd and Lafarge SA have agreed to new terms over their planned multi-billion-euro merger, including agreeing to a new share-swap ratio for the deal. They agreed to a ratio of 9 Holcim shares for 10 Lafarge shares. Under the new terms, Lafont is to be co-chairman with Holcim chairman Wolfgang Reitzle while Lafarge’s board is to propose a CEO that has to be accepted by the Swiss group’s board.

Pakistan plans to raise n-power plants’ capacity

Web India 20 Mar, 2015
The overall production of nuclear power plants in Pakistan will be raised to 40,000 MW by 2050. Karachi Nuclear Power Plant, Chashma Nuclear Power Unit-1 and Unit-2 have been producing a total of 755 MW of nuclear power. This capacity would be raised to 3,535 MW by 2021, upon completion of the under construction C-3, C-4, K-2 and K-3 projects. After 2021, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) will be focusing on commencing construction work on at least one nuclear power plant project every year in order to achieve the desired targets.

CII signs MoU with National University of Singapore to enhance ease of doing business in states 19 Mar, 2015
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS) with the aim to improve India’s rating on ease of doing business. As per the MoU, CII and NUS will conduct joint state level research across 11 parameters including starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, land acquisition and registration of property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and labour market regulations.

Everlight Electronics purchases existing factory for capacity expansion 19 Mar, 2015
Everlight Electronics has acquired an existing factory in central Taiwan from optical disc maker Ritek at a price of up to NT$1.3 billion to expand production capacity by 25%. Production at the factory will begin in 2016. The factory occupies 32,155 square meters and has total floor area of 46,638 square meters. In order for the capacity expansion, Everlight will raise funds through issuing 5-year zero-interest unsecured convertible bonds worth NT$5 billion.

New $50M Plant Slated for Burley 19 Mar, 2015
Fabri-Kal Corp. plans to break ground this month on a new $50 million facility at Burley. The plant is to open this fall. Fabri-Kal, a manufacturer of food containers, operates three other plants in Kalamazoo, Hazleton, Penn., and Greenville, S.C. The Burley plant will help the company expand its environmentally friendly Greenware packaging line, products made from a patented process using wheat straw and soy straw, not petroleum. The 100,000-square-foot design and manufacturing plant will be built along Washington Avenue. The property is owned by the Burley Development Authority.

German chemical giant to build another Freeport plant 19 Mar, 2015
BASF SE has chosen Freeport, Texas, to build a world-scale methane-to-propylene complex along the Gulf Coast. BASF and Norway-based Yara International ASA are already planning to build a major ammonia plant in Freeport to open in 2017 at BASF’s existing property. The new methane-to-propylene project is still subject to final approval in 2016 by the BASF board of executive directors. BASF has contracted with Paris-based Air Liquide for engineering services, and the plan is to use Air Liquide’s proprietary methanol-to-propylene technologies. The plant is planned to have an annual production capacity of approximately 475,000 metric tons of propylene.

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Gets Close To Making Fresh Water 19 Mar, 2015
San Diego County is constructing a desalination plant. Pipes under construction will eventually move water between treatment facilities at the Carlsbad desalination plant. Construction of the Carlsbad plant is 85 percent complete, the facility will generate 50 million gallons of potable water a day. Poseidon Water is building the billion dollar plant. The facility will force 100 million gallons of ocean water through reverse osmosis filters each day.

Thomson Plastics Opens NC Plant In Lexington 19 Mar, 2015
Thomson Plastics, INC. manufacturing opened a plant in Lexington on March 19. After renovation, Thomson moved into a 110,000 square building vacated by Tarheel plastic. Thomson Plastic spent more than $2 million of its own money and got nearly $1 million in matching funds from state and local government to make the move. The company manufactures plastic injection molded casings used in small motors, lawn mowers and other equipment.

U.S. Steel to build new $277 million plant, furnace at Alabama mill 19 Mar, 2015
U.S. Steel will invest $277.5 million at its Fairfield, Ala., mill to build a new steel-making furnace and a plant that will produce couplings that link tubing used in the energy industry. Construction of both projects is scheduled to begin in the second quarter. The coupling plant will be completed in the first quarter of next year while the furnace is expected to be built by the third quarter of 2016.

Hino Motors to invest $8 million in Williamstown plant 19 Mar, 2015
Hino Motors, a subsidiary of Toyota, plans to invest up to $8 million to expand its truck assembly facility in Williamstown. The company plans to add 30,000 square feet to its existing 200,000-square-foot plant. It will also add a dedicated training facility — dubbed a “dojo building” — as well as a stand-alone quality control testing center and new employee break room. The expansion is expected to be completed in the fall. The plant currently has the capacity to produce about 43 trucks a day.

Gov. Nixon joins in at groundbreaking for new EaglePicher Technologies plant 19 Mar, 2015
EaglePicher Technologies broke ground on the new Lithium Ion Center of Excellence. The 100,000-square-foot plant will be constructed behind an existing EaglePicher plant in the Crossroads Center Business and Distribution Park at 8225 E. 26th St. The new plant will manufacture cutting-edge lithium ion batteries for use in defense, space, medical and other commercial applications. Limited operations shall begin in 2016.

Hazelwood considers loan for manufacturing plant 19 Mar, 2015
Silgan Plastics Corp plans a 500,000-square-foot plastic packaging manufacturing plant, which is being built within the Hazelwood Aviator Business Park on Lindbergh Boulevard at the site of the long-shuttered Ford plant in Hazelwood. The City Council gave preliminary approval to a bill that would authorize a $1.4 million, no-interest loan to finance equipment for the project. The company plans to begin manufacturing operations by Sept. 30 in a building being built by Panattoni Development Company Inc.,

Construction of BelGee plant to begin in 2015 19 Mar, 2015
Construction of a BelGee new plant will be launched in 2015 in Borisov District. The contract has already been signed. At the first stage it will produce 60,000 cars per year.

Hengli Petrochemical PTA Plant Starts up Successfully Using INVISTA-licensed Technology 19 Mar, 2015
INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT) and Hengli Petrochemical announced the successful start-up of Hengli’s third PTA line utilizing INVISTA’s PTA process technology. The 2.2 million-tonne PTA production line is starting up quickly, with one of the streams reaching 100 percent utilization within 24 hours.

China’s Jinko to build cell/module factory in Malaysia 19 Mar, 2015
China’s JinkoSolar has unveiled plans to build a large cell and module factory in Malaysia. Jinko’s Malaysia factory comes with a $100m price tag and will be able to produce 500MW of cells and 450MW of modules each year. The factory will be located in Penang, Malaysia and will commence operations in May.

Logistics company opens next warehouse 19 Mar, 2015
Hutt Logistics has opened a 67,000-square-foot warehouse in Hudsonville to handle demand for cold food storage. Since the new facility opened a few months ago, it has reached 80 percent capacity. The space can accommodate more than 7,500 pallets at full capacity. The company expects to expand the new location during the fourth quarter of this year to accommodate growth. The expansion will accommodate an additional 7,000 to 10,000 pallet spaces.

Daimler expands built-to-suit parts distribution in China 19 Mar, 2015
Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading and Services Co (DPTS), has opened an all-new parts distribution centre in Guangzhou. With the addition of the 36,000 square metres Guangzhou facility, DPTS has a total warehouse capacity of approximately 170,000 square metres, stocking more than 53,000 different parts. At present DPTS caters to 325 Mercedes-Benz passenger car dealers, plus another 52 Mercedes-Benz van and 34 truck outlets, altogether in196 cities across China and with a service level beyond 96 percent.

CEM to invest MOP1.7 billion in natural gas 19 Mar, 2015
Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) will invest some MOP1.7 billion to generate power with natural gas. For this year, the total investment of the company in Macau will be around MOP1 billion. It has submitted its investment proposal to the Macau Government.

Miron Construction building $16M Monroe infant formula plant for Chinese company 19 Mar, 2015
Neenah-based Miron Construction will partner with Power Engineers to design and build an infant formula plant valued at $16 million in Monroe for Amlat. To start in June at a site in the Monroe Business and Industrial Park in Green County, the 60,000-square-foot greenfield construction will consist of a precast dryer tower, a wet processing area, a small warehouse and office space, according to a news release. Powdered infant formula made at the plant will be exported to meet growing demand for formula in China.

Starbucks partners drinks maker Tingyi to expand in China

Reuters 19 Mar, 2015
Starbucks Corp will partner Taiwanese drinks maker Tingyi Holding Corp to produce and sell ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages in China. Starbucks will have Tingyi manufacture the drinks for China and help extend its distribution on the mainland. Starbucks has more than 1,500 stores in nearly 90 cities in China, the majority of stores are company-operated,

Twitter to open office in Dubai
India Blooms News Service 19 Mar, 2015
Twitter announces plans to open @TwitterMENA’s first office in the region at #ARABsmis.

Magna to set up new auto exteriors plant in Mexico 19 Mar, 2015
Magna International Inc has announced the start of construction at a new, state-of-the-art automotive exteriors manufacturing facility in Queretaro, Mexico.
The facility will produce moulded and painted exterior parts including fascias and rocker panels for global automakers. With an investment of approximately US$135 million, Magna plans to construct a 26,400-square-metre facility. The launch of the plant is projected for the first quarter of 2016.

Everest Ind to commission UAE unit by Jan
HBL 19 Mar, 2015
Everest Industries is planning to make operational its first overseas unit at Ras Al-Khaimah in the UAE by December this year or January 2016. Built at around Rs 100 crore, the facility will manufacture boards and panels. It will cater to the company’s exports in West Asian and African nations. Also, it has decided to have a retail touch point in all centres with a population between 5,000 and 10,000.

Wipro bags 5-year deal from Greater Cincinnati Water Works

PTI 19 Mar, 2015
Wipro has bagged a five-year deal from US- based utility company, Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW). As GCWW’s IT partner, Wipro will help transform the utility firm’s CRM, billing and service bureau operations. GCWW provides about 133 million gallons of water a day to over one million people across the states of Ohio and Kentucky in the US. Wipro will design, build, host and deploy a Customer Information System (CIS) and maintain the solution for for a period of five years after the initial implementation under a pay-per-use pricing model.

Aarya 24kt enters North America
Franchise India 19 Mar, 2015
Aarya 24kt, a brand that deals in gift articles, artifacts, home décor and much more made from 24k Gold, recently opened its first outlet in Canada. The brand also holds an exclusive silver plated brand called Da Plataa.

SkyPower, IGD sign 3,000 MW solar agreement with Egypt 18 Mar, 2015
SkyPower Global and International Gulf Development (IGD) have signed an agreement with the Egyptian government for the development of 3,000 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be built over the next four years. The venture – in which SkyPower joins forces with Middle Eastern infrastructure specialists IGD – will entail a multi-phase development. SkyPower IGD’s phase one will reach commercial operation in late 2015.

Final stage of Townsville Ring Road project underway 18 Mar, 2015
Construction has started on the last stage of the Townsville Ring Road between Shaw Road and Mount Low at the Port of Townsville in Queensland. The final piece of the road project involves an 11.5km section crossing the Bohle Plains. The new section will include 10km of dual carriageway highway and new grade separated interchanges. The Federal Government is providing $160 million towards the construction of the road, with Queensland chipping in $40 million. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017. The Townsville Ring Road is being built in four stages. The entire section will be upgraded to a four-lane, median-divided motorway in the future, similar to the first section of the project.

Tyson Fresh Meats plans to expand boxed beef warehouse 18 Mar, 2015
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. plans to invest $47 million on a new, expanded boxed beef warehouse at its Lexington plant. The project, which will begin this spring, will involve construction of a 50,000 square foot warehouse on the southeast corner of the existing beef complex. It is currently expected to be completed in mid-2016.

Denso adding 100 jobs in $54 million expansion 18 Mar, 2015
Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc. plans a $53.6 million expansion of its auto components manufacturing operations in Battle Creek. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has been awarded $640,000 in state funding through a business development performance-based grant. The expansion will add new manufacturing lines for advanced thermal systems, additional labs for new product testing and validation and expand logistics and packaging operations.

Saginaw to help Genesee County test new water treatment process for Karegnondi pipeline 18 Mar, 2015
Saginaw will help Genesee County test a water treatment process that’s proposed as part of a pipeline project to bring water from Lake Huron. Genesee County is building a new water treatment plant in conjunction with the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline and Michigan requires the proposed treatment process to be tested before the plant can operate. Testing will be done at a 180 million gallon reservoir in Saginaw County’s Kochville Township that serves as a backup water supply for the city of Saginaw’s system. The Karegnondi pipeline is scheduled for completion in 2016. The tentative completion date for the new treatment plant, which will be in Lapeer County, is the spring of 2017.

First Baccarat hotel opens in New York 18 Mar, 2015
The Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York opened on March 18. The hotel, which occupies the first 12 floors of a Skidmore Owings & Merrill-designed tower, features a 125-foot-wide crystal curtain at its entrance as well as a restaurant, bar and a 50-foot-long indoor pool. The property has 114 hotel guestrooms as well as 60 luxury residences.

Slice Pizza & Brew owners to open new Lakeview restaurant 18 Mar, 2015
The founders of Lakeview’s Slice Pizza & Brew will be launching a new SkyCastle restaurant venture in 2015 oin the bottom floor of the 29/7 mixed-use development. The owners are currently in the process of obtaining their permit from the City of Birmingham.

Dow Signs On to Develop Massive Wind Farm 18 Mar, 2015
Dow Chemical Company has signed a long-term agreement with a wind farm under development in south Texas. The farm, which will power Dow’s Freeport Texas manufacturing plant, will span 35,000 acres. The farm is being developed by Bordas Wind Energy, a joint venture between MAP and Enerverse.

Google to fly 84-feet ‘plane-like’ wind turbine next month 18 Mar, 2015
Google has planned to fly an 84-foot ‘plane-like’ wind turbine next month. The turbines would rise to 450 meters in the air after being released. The drag turns each of the eight propellers into individual turbines which deliver 600 kilowatts back down to Earth. The firm has flown 28-feet-long turbines till now. Google is planning to fly an 84-feet turbine next month.

Universal Studios Japan Planning New Theme Park on Okinawa 18 Mar, 2015
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is planning to open a theme park on the southern island of Okinawa, possibly on the site of a U.S. military base which is due to relocate within the prefecture. The Okinawa park will be based on local themes from the tropical island rather than Hollywood and Japanese movie franchises. USJ also has also been looking into the potential for more Universal Studios parks in other Asian countries.

New hospital building will open in November 18 Mar, 2015
The new building of St Michael’s Hospital in the centre of Bratislava will open by the end of this year. It should pass the approval procedure in October, while its opening is planned for November. The hospital should serve mostly the public, as well as soldiers, police officers and rescuers, who should comprise some 10 percent of the treated patients. The construction of the facility with the capacity of 110 hospital beds and 50 outpatient departments cost altogether €50 million. The medical equipment will cost €22 million. The capacity of the hospital may increase to 140, even to 200 beds in the future.

US Forest Service OKs Eldora ski resort’s plans to expand 18 Mar, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service has OK’d Eldora Mountain Resort’s expansion plans. Highlights of the resort’s plans include several new or replacement lifts, 66 acres of new trails, the creation of 77 acres of tree and gladed skiing areas, plus modifications to about 42 acres of existing tree and gladed terrain across six areas. A new lodge below the top of Indian Peaks lift is also in the plans, as is the expansion of the existing Lookout lodge.

University of Colorado Health plans new hospital in Longmont 18 Mar, 2015
University of Colorado Health is planning a new hospital in Longmont with 50 to 75 inpatient beds, intensive care unit, operating rooms, emergency department, advanced cardiology services and a birth center. UCHealth expects to break ground on the $100 million to $125 million facility this year with a grand opening planned for late 2016 or early 2017.

Chinese firm invests in 6000 tpd cement plant in Nepal 18 Mar, 2015
China agreed a RMB800 million grant to Nepal, which is set to be invested in infrastructure projects and development programmes that the two countries will agree on. China’s Hongshi Holdings Group has signed a joint venture with Nepal’s Shivam Holdings to invest US$300 million in a greenfield cement plant. Other big investors into the cement industry in Nepal are Nigeria’s Dangote Cement and India’s Reliance Cement. Hongshi-Shivam Cement Private Limited will produce 6000 tpd of cement. It is hoped production will begin within 3 years.

Bolivia to invest USD 410 million in iron and steel project in 2015

Steel Guru 18 Mar, 2015
Bolivian government plans to invest USD 410 million to start building the delayed El Mutun iron and steel project this year. It expects to complete the project by 2025 in three different phases. The first stage of the initiative was the completion of a USD 410 investment. The project will be 85% funded by private capital and 15% by government money. At its first phase, the project will be able to produce 150,000 MT of finished iron per year and the volume could supply 65% of the nation’s civil construction demand. The volume would then increase until it reaches its full capacity at second and third stages.

China to install 17.8 GW of solar power in 2015, says National Energy Administration
ET 18 Mar, 2015
China plans to install 17.8 gigawatts of solar power generating capacity this year, up from an original estimate of 15 GW. Last month, China aimed to install 15 GW of solar generating capacity this year, but it would consult the industry before setting a final target.

JandM steel solutions to expand plant equipment 18 Mar, 2015
JandM steel solutions in a joint venture with the Ministry of Construction, Myanmar, have announced the expansion of its steel structure fabrication plant in Thaketa Township, Yangon. JandM has decided to expand the plant’s production capacity from 10,000 tons per year to 20,000 tons per year by the end of March 2016. As part of this plant expansion project, the site area will be doubled, from 32,000 m2 to 65,000 m2, and yards for outdoor storage of members and trial shop assembly will be expanded. The area of structures for housing machinery will also be increased from 8,000 m2 to 12, 000 m2, and indoor and outdoor cranes and equipment for the various processes of bridge block fabrication will be added.

Ethiopian oil plant in the pipeline 18 Mar, 2015
Ethiopia’s private oil marketer plans to build a $5 billion refinery within 10 years. A refinery could compete with imports from India, the Gulf and beyond, and also help African countries extract more value from their own oil discoveries. The final decision to build a refinery producing between 200 000 to 300 000 barrels per day is yet to be taken.

N$35 million water pipeline almost complete 18 Mar, 2015
The N$35 million water pipeline being constructed in the Zambezi Region is 80 percent complete. The project stretches over 118 kilometres from Katima Mulilo to Ngoma. The N$35 million rural water supply project under the sponsorship of the rural water supply and development division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry was contracted to Likoze Investments – which partnered with 2M Civil Contractors, who handle the technical aspect of the project. The project is expected to be complete by July this year. Phase two is progressing well, as civil works on the pump house are 95 percent done and should be complete by June this year. Phase three will cover areas such as Kabbe and Lusese while the fourth phase would link Bukalo to Muyako, Ibbu, Ioma and Mutikitila.

First of 2 new Folly Beach bridges opens 18 Mar, 2015
The first of two new Folly Beach bridges opened shortly on March 17 at South Carolina. The bridge is for traffic leaving Folly Beach. The remaining bridge, which will take people to the beach, is expected to open soon.

Diageo unveils $21.5 millon high-tech warehouse in western Sydney 18 Mar, 2015
Diageo Australia has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art, 26,000 pallet capacity warehouse at its bottling facility in Sydney’s western suburbs. The company invested $21.5 million in the new facility. The warehouse has the capacity to store 26,000 pallets of Diageo’s products. The warehouse building, which commenced in May 2014, includes state-of-the-art features across a smaller than average footprint of 5,000m2, which was achieved by implementing 30 metre-high Colby pallet racking from partner Dematic. The system also features six new Dematic RapidStore 1224 storage retrieval machines (SRM) and pallet conveyors, as well as a new paperless warehouse management system.

Work Starts On I-91 Bridge Replacement In The Upper Valley 18 Mar, 2015
Work is beginning on the replacement of two Interstate 91 bridges over Route 5, near White River Junction. Over the next six months, the two new bridges will be pre-fabricated in staging areas beside the aging bridges in the north and south bound lanes. This is one of six bridge projects in southern Vermont that are essentially re-building parts of I-91.

New 20-room hotel set to open above Vista Lounge, Llanelli 18 Mar, 2015
A new hotel is set to open in Llanelli. The floors above Vista Lounge will soon provide accommodation with 20 en-suite rooms available along Murray Street. The venue is currently under development by owner Paul Jenkins with the first phase of 10 rooms set to open in May.

JLR Sets 2017 Target for Opening of New R&D Center 18 Mar, 2015
Construction is under way on Jaguar Land Rover’s planned £150 million national automotive innovation center at the University of Warwick in Coventry that will serve as a technology hub for its advanced research team when it opens in about two years. The new facility represents a partnership between the Warwick Manufacturing Group, JLR, Tata Motors European Technical Center and the U.K. government’s Higher Education Funding Council England. The 355,209-sq.-ft. facility, due to open in spring 2017, will boast cutting-edge workshops, laboratories, virtual engineering suites and advanced powertrain facilities. It will be equipped to handle a full range of design, visualization and prototyping activities. The operation will house 1,000 skilled workers.

P&G to build massive R&D center in Mason 17 Mar, 2015
Procter & Gamble Co. will spend $300 million to build a massive research and development center at its Mason campus. Construction will begin this summer on a 500,000-square-foot facility at 8700 Mason-Montgomery Road. Preliminary work is expected to start in April. The workers will transfer there from the Sharon Woods Innovation Center beginning in 2018 and into 2019. It will house inventors, scientists, researchers, consumer experts and others. The center will include laboratories, pilot plants and space to conduct focus groups with consumers regarding new P&G beauty products. The principal architect and engineering firm is HDR Inc. of Princeton, N.J. The design firm for the interior space and offices is Gensler of Chicago. The general contractors partnering on the project are M+W Group of Watervliet, N.Y., and Hunt Construction Group of Indianapolis.

Invenergy Begins Construction On Kansas Project 17 Mar, 2015
Chicago-based Invenergy has started construction on the 100 MW Buckeye Wind Energy Project, located in Ellis County, Kan. The wind farm is fully permitted for a total of 200 MW, will be powered by GE 1.7MW-100 wind turbines. The project will connect to the Midwest Energy Post Rock 230 kV substation, and Lincoln Electric System has agreed to purchase 100 MW of generated power via a long-term contract. Commercial operation is scheduled to commence by the end of this year.

Turkey and Azerbaijan begin construction of TANAP pipeline 17 Mar, 2015
Turkey and Azerbaijan will formally begin construction on 17 March of a new $10 billion gas pipeline in Turkey’s Kars region, which will pump gas from the vast Azerbaijani Shah Deniz 2 field to Turkish and EU consumers. The 1,850 Km Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) pipeline, which is due to be completed in 2018, will link the existing South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) which connects Turkey to the Azerbaijani gas fields in the Caspian Sea, through Georgia. It is hoped that natural gas from Shah Deniz 2 both in Turkey and Europe will be consumed by the end of 2018. Turkey is also talking with Russia on a new Turkish Stream pipeline that will pump Russian gas under the Black Sea to its own territory, and to Europe.

Coos Bay to build new, bigger wastewater treatment plant 17 Mar, 2015
City of Coos Bay officials have approved plans to demolish the old wastewater treatment plant and build a bigger one. The new site sits across the street on Empire Boulevard. The $25 million project will begin this summer and it’s expected take two years to complete.

Water facility to be finished in November 17 Mar, 2015
Nanaimo’s new state-of-the-art water treatment plant, the South Forks Water Treatment Plant, part of its new $70-million filtration system is to be finished in November. It has also used 81 per cent of its $1.35-million contingency fund. Once complete, the plant is expected to cost $1.2 million in its first full year, including $700,000 to staff the plant.

New Hotel Coming to the Bahamas 17 Mar, 2015
The Island House, a 30-room boutique hotel, is slated to open next month in the tony Lyford Cay enclave of the Bahamian island of New Providence. The hotel will include a spa called The Bamford Spa, featuring everything from pilates to “AntiGravity Yoga,” along with a 48-seat cinema. The property is home to the popular Mahogany House restaurant, which has been open since December 2010.

200m investment to build new hospital in Gozo and refurbish St Luk’es Hospital 17 Mar, 2015
A €200 million investment by the private sector in the health sector has been announced. The investment by Queen Mary University includes the opening of a medical school in Gozo, as well as the building of a new hospital in Gozo together with the refurbishment of St Luk’es Hospital and Karen Grech Hospital.

New restaurant planned for old St. Charles 17 Mar, 2015
A new restaurant by Central Pierre Properties in the old St. Charles Hotel, 207 E. Capitol Ave., will open within a month or two. The menu might offer such items as sushi or ossobuco, an Italian sort of stew or casserole of veal and vegetables.

Investment firm to support Summit Sports e-commerce expansion 17 Mar, 2015
Bloomfield Hills-based Summit Sports has announced an investment by Digital Fuel Capital into the leading multi-channel action sports company and its websites,,, and The investment is aimed to support Summit’s acquisitions of other e-commerce leaders in specialty sporting goods, as well as continue Summit’s organic growth and stellar performance in the action sports industry. In addition to continued growth in its existing categories, Summit will begin a combined search, with the help of Digital Fuel, for leaders in specialty sporting goods e-commerce with a minimum revenue of $5 million.

Lotte opens R&D center in Busan 17 Mar, 2015

Lotte Group opened a research and development center at Centum Green Tower in Haeundae, Busan on March 16. The Busan Center for Creative Economy and Innovation will be dedicated to forging new growth engines such as the online retail and movie businesses. The center will also organize a certification system, dubbed Best Innovative Goods, starting in June. It has invested 100 billion won into this project. The government plans to launch centers in 17 metropolitan cities and provinces by the end of next June.

Scatec Solar plans to develop 200MW of solar power projects in Egypt 17 Mar, 2015

Scatec Solar is planning to develop up to 200MW of solar power projects in Egypt in the next two to three years. The company has signed an MoU with Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) to develop a 50MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project under the Government’s new feed-in tariff scheme (FIT). Scatec Solar and its finance partners plan to invest over $300m to develop, construct, own and operate 150MW to 200MW of solar projects. Egypt has invited foreign developers to bid for 2,000 MW of solar and just as much of utility-scale wind power capacity along with 300 MW of decentralized solar in 2015-2017.

Lidl to build giant warehouse 17 Mar, 2015
Lidi will build a warehouse in the industrial park Juh of Sereď on 128,000 square metres, of which the built up area will be 52,000 square metres. It will invest €50 million in the facility; opening is planned for 2016. Construction of the warehouse is part of the €200 million investments plans of Lidl up to 2018.

Raffles opens artistic new hotel in Jakarta 17 Mar, 2015
The new Raffles Jakarta was soft-opened on 16 March 2015. The hotel features 173 rooms and suites. Facilities include Raffles’ signature Writer’s Bar, an Arts Café, meeting spaces, including the 2,500m² Dian Ballroom, a spa with six treatment rooms, swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts etc. Two more restaurants will open later this year. It plans to expand further with new hotels in Jeddah, Sharm-el-Sheikh and Warsaw set to open over the next few years.

Umm Al Quwain to build 32km of new internal roads

Yahoo News 17 Mar, 2015
A 10.5km-long road is being built in the Suwaihat-2 area, and the entrance of UAQ and the Bypass Road extension are being developed as well. The Department of Planning and Survey in Umm Al Quwain will build 32km of new roads across the emirate in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works. Internal roads of 17.5km will be built in the Nifa area, in addition to other roads of 8km in the Ramlah area, and 2.5km of internal roads in the Muhazab area.

Blominvest to develop industrial park in Riyadh 17 Mar, 2015
Blominvest Saudi Arabia has signed a deal with SinoGulf, to develop an industrial logistic park in Riyadh. The new project, which will cover an area of 1.1 million sq m, is being set up through a private fund that will be managed by Blominvest. With a fund size of SR1.15 billion, the project will aim to develop warehouses, office space, and labor camps over a period of four years.

New restaurant at Westport Village set to open in June 17 Mar, 2015
A new restaurant, Artesano Tapas is to be opened in Westport Village, Louisville in mid-June 2015. It will have a draft system for mixed drinks, with four to five kinds of margaritas on tap.

Tata Power commissions Dagachhu project Unit-II
PTI 17 Mar, 2015
Tata Power has commissioned the second unit of 63 MW of its 126-MW Dagachhu hydro power project in Bhutan. The power generated will be sold to India. The project is a joint venture initiative between Tata Power and Druk Green Power Corporation. It is a run of river hydro project located in Dagana Dzongkhag, Bhutan. Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation has entered into a 25-year power purchase agreement with Tata Power Trading Company Ltd for selling power generated from the project.

Tata-funded automotive research centre to come up in UK

HBL 17 Mar, 2015
The Tata Group unveiled the foundation stone of a £150-million centre, targeting pioneering automotive research, in central England on March 17. Funding for the National Automotive Innovation Centre has come from Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors and the University of Warwick, on whose campus the centre will be built, as well as from the British Government. Once built, it will provide 33,000-metre square space for 1,000 engineers, designers and academics. Facilities will include a design and simulation space, a laboratory focused on advanced propulsion systems, and a highly advanced drive-in car simulator. The centre will also be used as part of Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors’ research into driverless cars.

TCS expands Singapore operations
HBL 17 Mar, 2015
Tata Consultancy Services has expanded its presence in Singapore by opening a 1,000-seater centre for clients in banking and financial services. The ‘TCS Singapore Banking and Financial Services (BFS) Centre’ will replace a 500-seater centre established in 2011 and offer a range of services with a major focus on digital offerings.

Wipro invests $5 million in US-based start-up
HBL 17 Mar, 2015
Wipro has invested $5 million in Drivestream, a US-based start-up company that integrates Oracle technology solutions. The company has set up Wipro Ventures, a $100 million fund whose focus is to invest in disruptive start-ups.

MATRIXX Software Expands into Middle East with New Office in Dubai
Business Wire India 17 Mar, 2015
MATRIXX Software has opened of a new office in Dubai to support business development in the Middle East region. The office will serve Communication Service Providers (CSPs) based in countries in the Middle East, including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey.

Toshiba wins 688 MW STG order for coal power plant in Vietnam 16 Mar, 2015
Toshiba Corporation has received an order to supply 688 MW super-critical steam turbine and generator (STG) for Duyen Hai 3 Extension coal-fired power plant in the Duyen Hai district of Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam. The contract was awarded by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, the EPC contractor for the project. Toshiba will make delivery in 2016 and the plant will start operation in 2018.

New water treatment plant planned in Marshall County 16 Mar, 2015
Huntsville Utilities is planning a new water treatment plant, estimated to cost $83.5 million, on 250 acres near Highway 431 and Guntersville Dam Road in Marshall County. Construction on the new plant is expected to start in the next few months, with the goal of opening by summer of 2018.

Aurobindo Pharma USA to build large warehouse 16 Mar, 2015
Aurobindo Pharma USA has purchased 90 acres on Windsor Center Drive and plans to develop the site for a major pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution center. A new warehouse and distribution center will come up at the site.

New Boutique Hotel Opens in Downtown Durham 16 Mar, 2015
A “21C Museum Hotel” boutique hotel was opened in Durham on March 16. The 125-room boutique hotel is housed in the historic Hill Building, which was recently occupied by SunTrust Bank. The lower levels have been transformed into a contemporary art museum and a restaurant called the “Counting House.” The $48 million project was made possible with more than $7.5 million of help from the city and county.

Work on A5-M1 link road starts 16 Mar, 2015
Construction work on the £162.1 million A5-M1 link road has started. The new road will feature a 2.8 mile two-lane dual carriageway and three junctions. It is to be completed in spring 2017. Three new junctions will be constructed. The scheme also includes an over bridge on Sundon Road, B579 Luton Road and four bridges passing over the A5-M1 Link. The first phase of work will include the construction of the new B579 Luton Road east and west, temporary link roads and Sundon Road bridge.

2 new retail stores coming to East Naples 16 Mar, 2015
Two new retail stores in Southwest Florida are planning to open before the end of the year along U.S. 41 East in East Naples. Lucky’s Market, an organic grocery store, is coming to Naples Towne Center, and Sears Outlet is replacing Sunshine Ace Hardware after it relocates to its new location nearby.

Angola: Construction of New Bridge Over Kwanza River Starts This Year 16 Feb, 2015
Angolan National Road Institute (INEA) shall start construction of the new bridge over Kwanza river, connecting with the national road number 100 (Luanda-Lobito) this year. The new bridge has been projected to be similar to a motorway. Gradually the rivers Longa and Queve, in the same section, will equally get new bridges with the modern characteristics.

U.K. auto parts maker opening facility in St. Charles County 16 Mar, 2015
Universal Components Group (UCG) plans to spend $765,000 to put a 10,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in O’Fallon, Missouri. UCG’s existing relationship with Wainwright Industries in Wentzville prompted the move. The Missouri Department of Economic Development offered an incentive package to UCG, if it meets job creation and investment criteria.

SOCAR expands petroleum business in Ukraine 16 Mar, 2015
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has opened a petroleum station in Mykolayev. The company sells Euro-5 fuel produced in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The SOCAR plans to have up to 60 petroleum stations in Ukraine by the end of 2015. It owns petroleum stations in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Switzerland.

India’s IL&FS signs MoU for key Nepal road project

BS 16 Mar, 2015
IL&FS on March 16, signed an MoU with the Nepalese government to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for a key fast-track road project in the Himalayan nation. The Rs.62 billion Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track Road aims to link Nijgarh and Bara with capital Kathmandu, where the Nepal government is also planning to develop a second international airport. The DPR is expected to complete within four months. The 76.2-km long express highway will be built on the BOOT (Built, Operate, Own and Transfer) model.

Construction begins on Bourne community solar farm 16 Mar, 2015
IGS Solar, LLC has teamed up with Beaumont Solar Co., to build a 1.3 MW ground-mounted solar array that will provide renewable energy to the Bourne community. The community solar farm is currently being constructed at 53 MacArthur Blvd in Bourne. IGS and the Bourne Recreation Authority, have signed a long-term agreement to provide clean energy to the John Gallo Ice Arena.

Siemens to build blade factory in Egypt 16 Mar, 2015
Siemens has signed firm agreements with the Egyptian government to develop 2GW of wind projects and build a blade factory in the country. Egypt has great potential for wind power generation, especially in the Gulf of Suez and the Nile Valley. The agreement was part of a wider deal, which would see Siemens develop 6.4GW of power generation.

Ming Yang completes 6.5 MW wind turbine prototype 16 Mar, 2015
China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited announced that its Super Compact Drive (SCD) offshore wind turbine prototype, with a 6.5-megawatt (MW) platform, began trial operation in March. The SCD prototype can be expanded and developed to a series of wind turbine generators (WTGs), with capacity ranging from 5.0 MW to 7.0 MW. The commercial trial operation was done in Rudong, Jiangsu Province, China.

Ashwin Muthiah’s firm plans $1-bn US plant
BS 16 Mar, 2015
Ashwin Muthiah’s firm, AM International will set up an 800-tonne ammonia manufacturing plant at Louisiana at an investment of $1 billion. Jindal has offered the company a performance¬ based $5.6-million grant to offset the project’s infrastructure costs. AM Agrigen Industries, a subsidiary which will execute the project, has selected a St Charles Parish site. Feasibility studies are underway and the company has secured an option to purchase 650 acres of land. It has also received the requisite environmental permits. Construction is likely to begin in the last quarter of 2015 and be completed in about 30 months. AM Agrigen Industries plans to tap a mix of global investors, apart from roping in companies with which it will have offtake agreements for ammonia to fund the project. The bulk of the investment will come from the group’s holding company, AM International.

GCC plastic production to reach 34m tonnes by 2020 16 Mar, 2015
The plastics production capacity in the GCC grew 6 per cent to 25.5 million tonnes in 2014 and is projected to further increase 25 per cent to 33.8 million tonnes by 2020. The GCC manufacturers are also awaiting a significant rise in the product portfolio, which is set to go up from the current 13 to nearly 30 in the following years in order to cater to the growing demand from sectors like aviation, transport and food packaging. Domestic demand for plastics is growing fast in the GCC. The per capita consumption of plastics is estimated at 39 kg in the region, 33 per cent higher than the world average.

Bolivia and Brazil to Work on Hydroelectric Projects 16 Mar, 2015
Bolivia and Brazil are preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding covering the development of two hydroelectric power projects. The agreement is designed to spur viability, design and construction studies for the Rio Madera and Cachuela Esperanza hydroelectric projects. The Rio Madera binational project could generate 3,000 MW, while the Cachuela Esperanza project is expected to generate 700 MW.

Another gas pipeline to run through Tremont Township 16 Mar, 2015
The Tremont Township plans another natural gas pipeline in Molleystown. Future Power PA LLC is developing a natural gas-fired combined cycle electric power plant in Porter Township, near Good Spring, and required a new 10- to 12-inch natural gas pipeline be constructed. The line will begin in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, and run through Tremont, Porter, and Frailey townships in Schuylkill County, a distance of approximately 23 miles. The construction of the new power plant is expected to begin in the final quarter of 2015 and be complete during the first quarter of 2018, while the pipeline will start in mid-2016 and be complete by mid-2017

YOTEL to Open its First Hotel in Dubai, UAE 16 Mar, 2015
Yotel has signed a long-term agreement with Dubai Investment Properties LLC (‘DIP’) to operate a new hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE. When complete in early 2018, the 42-storey property designed by Arkiteknik International will boast 438 ‘cabins’, furnished with the brand’s signature Techno Walls and Smart Beds, as well YOTEL’s exclusive Club Lounge, 127 serviced apartments, managed by YOTEL. The company is currently in advanced negotiations on potential hotel projects in other key destinations in the region, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Istanbul and Abu Dhabi.

Thailand’s Manathai opens resort in Khao Lak 16 Mar, 2015
Thailand’s Manathai Hotels & Resorts has launched its first property in the beach resort area of Khao Lak. The new Manathai Khao Lak becomes only the third hotel in Manathai’s portfolio, following the Manathai Hua Hin and Manathai Surin Phuket. A fourth, Manathai Koh Samui, is set to open in the second quarter of 2015. The hotel features 158 rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool, fitness centre, library, meeting space etc.

Por Cuisine opens new restaurant 16 Mar, 2015
Por Cuisine, a state of the art modern classic restaurant has been opened in Siem Reap. The restaurant features all day dining and hosts cocktail receptions, gala events and sit-down dinners with a variety of different themes. Por Cuisine has a capacity of up to 150 seats and 300 people for a standing finger food reception. The restaurant was formally opened in January this year.

Sanderson Farms to build new poultry complex 16 Mar, 2015
Sanderson Farms plans a new poultry processing plant and waste water treatment facility at a site located in the town of St. Pauls and Robeson County, North Carolina, and the company has sites under consideration for a new hatchery. The state-of-the-art poultry complex will have the capacity to process 1.25 million birds per week. At full capacity, the complex will be equipped to process and sell approximately 500 million pounds of dressed poultry meat annually. It expects to invest approximately $139 million in the complex. The company expects to begin construction of the facilities this summer, with initial operations to begin during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016.

Glamour Eyeing E-commerce 16 Mar, 2015
Glamour is getting ready to take the leap into e-commerce in some form this year, starting in the U.K. and the U.S. It’s a common project of CNI and Condé Nast U.S. Other Glamour-ous projects include a pop-up café in four German cities in November, in partnership with fashion brands, and there are possible upcoming initiatives involving celebrities taking over Glamour Instagram feeds. Two new Glamour editions are in the works: Iceland and Turkey.

E-commerce expected to boom in 2015 16 Mar, 2015
One-third of Vietnamese access the internet regularly, 58 percent of websites allow orders online, and 15 percent of websites allow online payments. The smartphone market is booming in Vietnam, with 30 percent of the population using smartphones. Vietnamese users spend one-third of their time online on mobile devices. If the value of online goods transactions per head increases by $30 in 2015 in comparison with 2013, the total online goods turnover would be roughly $4 billion in 2015. Google, which has become a member of the Vietnam E-commerce Association, has said that it hopes to earn $30 million a year from the Vietnamese market. Alibaba and eBay, two giant online companies, have found official representatives in Vietnam, an important step to develop the market. Meanwhile, Amazon and Rakuten are seeking suitable partners and looking to purchase shares of Vietnamese online trade firms. Thai and South Korean firms are also believed to eye the Vietnamese market by seeking Vietnamese partners. Numerous Vietnamese e-commerce brands have increased recently. Analysts noted that Vietnam still does not have “major players” like Alibaba and e-Bay, but Vietnamese brands like Vat Gia, VC Corp, Cho Dien Tu (Peacesoft) and Mekongcom have become very familiar to consumers. The gap between Vietnam and developed economies, between the start and the place where the economies stand, is five to seven years.

Röchling to expand Czech plastic car parts plant 16 Mar, 2015
German plastic car parts maker Röchling is aiming to expand its production facility in Kopřivnice-Vlčovice industrial park, the Czech Republic. To carry out the investment, the company will add two new production halls, fitted with a floorspace of 2,200 square metres and 3,900 square metres, respectively, to the plant. Construction works will begin in May 2015, and are to be completed in January 2016. Röchling makes various plastic components for GM, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Škoda, Subaru etc.

Ibraco in RM212mil commercial hub project 16 Mar, 2015
Ibraco Bhd is embarking on another major joint-commercial centre project with a gross development value (GDV) of RM212mil in the prime greater Tabuan area along the Kuching-Kota Samarahan Expressway. (i) The project, located within the Tabuan Tranquility mixed project, comprises 112 units of three-storey shop-offices, as well as a parcel set aside for a private school/institute of higher learning. Construction work will commence soon and the project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2017. (ii) The 66ha Tabuan Tranquility, with a GDV of some RM520mil, was in the final stages of a five-phase development. Completed phases include 76 units of four-storey shophouses sold between RM1mil and RM1.79mil, 242 units of terraced houses, a Giant hypermarket, a petrol station and a drive-in McDonald’s restaurant. Ongoing phases include 94 units of double-storey, semi-detached houses, 398 units of terraced houses and 178 condominium units in six and 10-storey blocks. The entire project is due for completion in 2017. (iii) Most of the first phase comprising 74 units of three-storey shop-offices and one block of shops in the Bintulu Town Square project has been sold. It would soon launch the second phase comprising 200 units of medium-cost apartments, high-rise condominium units, a mall, shophouses and other components. The entire project, a joint venture with the Bintulu Development Authority, the first major integrated development undertaken by the company outside the state capital, has a GDV of over RM600mil. (iv) Technical details on the Kuching Waterfront extension project is being worked out.

Interserve JV to construct Rotherham biomass plant in UK 16 Mar, 2015

A joint venture (JV) of Interserve and Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has won a £150m contract from the Brite Partnership North East to build a 45MW biomass-fired power plant in England, UK. To be built in Templeborough, Rotherham, the plant will be fired with locally sourced waste wood. Work on the plant is expected to commence shortly, with planned completion in the second quarter of 2017. Stobart Group has signed a 20-year biomass supply contract for the facility. Interserve’s portion of the project is worth £50m. Babcock & Wilcox Vølund will operate and maintain the Brite plant from 2017.

Lupin to buy out partner in SA’s Pharma Dynamics

PTI 16 Mar, 2015
Lupin has inked a pact to acquire an additional 40 per cent stake in South Africa’s Pharma Dynamics, taking its holding in the company to 100 per cent. As per the agreement, the founders of Pharma Dynamics will exercise their put option before March 31, 2015, for the 40 per cent equity stake they currently hold in the company. On completion of this transaction, Pharma Dynamics will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lupin, subject to closing conditions.

China’s TCL Corp to build factories in India, Brazil

Reuters 16 Mar, 2015
China’s TCL Corp is seeking to build factories in India and Brazil next year. It hopes to complete factory construction next year. TCL Corp is investing some 50 billion yuan in LCD screens, and in August, started construction of a 16 billion yuan project that will make high-end small- and medium-size panel displays in 2016.

Eversendai bags RM246m Saudi contracts
The Star Online 16 Mar, 2015
Eversendai Corporation Bhd has secured up to RM864mil of contracts since January 2015 with the most recent being two contracts in Saudi Arabia worth RM246mil. Its subsidiary won the first contract valued at RM203mil which was awarded by the BACS Joint Venture comprising of Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company, Almabani General Contractors and Consolidated Contractors Company WLL.The job is to construct the East, North & South Depots of the Riyadh Metro project – Package 1 (Lines 1 and 2) for the Riyadh Development Authority. The scope of work undertaken by Eversendai includes connection design, supply, fabrication, erection of steel work, application of intumescent fire proofing; inclusive of complete envelope cladding works for roofing and walling, and is scheduled to be completed by October 2016. It also secured the RM43mil contract for the connection design, supply, fabrication, erection of structural steel and complete envelope cladding works of roofing and walling for a conversion hangar in Riyadh. The hangar will be used for the servicing and maintenance of aircrafts. It had won structural steel works contracts for Nas Indoor Futsal and Volleyball Arena in Dubai, Reliance Convention Centre in India, PKT Logistics’ fourth generation warehouse dubbed the 12 Waves in Malaysia and the Al Wadha Arches and Visitors Centre in Qatar.

Xcel Energy Plans 140 MW of New Solar in New Mexico 15 Mar, 2015
Xcel Energy is adding 140 megawatts of photovoltaic solar energy to its Texas-New Mexico generation mix with an agreement to purchase the output of two planned solar developments near Roswell, N.M. The company has signed two long-term power purchase agreements with affiliates of Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources LLC, and expects to add the solar energy capacity in 2016. Xcel Energy announced in 2014 it was seeking up to 200 megawatts of solar energy for its Texas-New Mexico system. At roughly the same time, NextEra was looking to build three solar projects near Roswell in Chaves County, N.M., and the output of two of these three projects will make up the Xcel Energy purchase.

Area projects ready for spring start 15 Mar, 2015
Two multimillion-dollar projects – one private, the other public – outside downtown Olean are on track for a start this construction season. Orchard Park-based Krog Corp. will start construction of the $17 million Olean Gateway hotel and retail complex in May. Later this summer, efforts on a $19 million upgrade to the city’s wastewater treatment plant on South 19th Street are planned to start. (a) Olean Gateway will be built on a 60-acre lot. HK Olean Hotel LLC is overseeing the hotel’s construction and development, while Olean Gateway LLC is overseeing the retail complex component of the project. Phase one of Olean Gateway’s construction will take most of this year. The remaining four phases would be completed by 2020. Immediately behind the hotel and retail complex’s construction zone, Poughkeepsie-based BQ Energy will build the 24-acre “Solean” power project, a $15 million solar energy generating facility. The array is expected to produce 2.7 megawatts of electricity. St. Bonaventure University will be the primary recipient of energy from the facility and will receive around $100,000 in annual power credits from National Grid. (b) Plans for the wastewater treatment plant are nearing completion. The project is being designed by the O’Brien and Gere engineering firm. The project will be bid out in April, opening bids in May and awarding the project contract in June. Construction is expected to commence in August. It’s being funded by a $19 million bond, approximately $18 million of which is interest-free. Improvements to the plant include replacing most of its machinery, including pumps, filters and emergency power generators; refurbishing waste processing containers, including its four digesters and holding tanks; and renovating the facility’s administrative building, among other changes. (c) Work will soon resume on the $8.85 million overhaul of North Union Street. Plans are also being discussed for continued renovation work at Bradner Stadium and various road repair projects around the city.

Jeddah road, bridge projects to be completed in time 15 Mar, 2015
Six projects are currently under construction in Jeddah. One of these projects is the tunnel that extends throughout King Abdulaziz Road and its intersection with Palestine and Al-Hamra Streets. Another mayor infrastructure being hauled is the tunnel and bridge of Prince Majed Road Intersection with the old Makkah Road, in addition to a two-way tunnel at the Old Makkah Road. Around SR1.5 billion were allocated to support the general budget. Bidding just started for 17 developmental projects, while the municipality signed contracts for 124 infrastructure projects last year estimated at SR3 billion. The total financial allocations for the past two years amount to SR4 billion and 506 million to implement these projects in different sectors in Jeddah and the accompanying governorates. The implemented projects included the construction of new roads and maintenance of old ones including bridges, tunnels, asphalt paving and lighting. The municipality has also implemented public infrastructure projects such as waterfronts, open areas and public parks.

$158 Billion In Foreign Investments Signed By Egypt 15 Mar, 2015
The second day of Egypt’s Economic Development Conference at Sharm el-Sheikh saw the country sign agreements and memoranda of understanding with international companies worth $US 158 billion dollars.
1) China’s State Grid signed with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company an agreement to develop Egypt’s electricity transmission grid at the cost of $1.8 billion. 2) Siemens signed a group of memoranda of understanding with Egypt’s Electricity Ministry to establish power stations at the cost of $10 billion 3) Electricity Minister also signed two memoranda of understanding with Saudi Arabia-based power and water project developer ACWA Power and the United Arab Emirates’ state-owned renewable energy firm Masdar. The first MoU was signed with ACWA Power and Masdar to establish a 2200 megawatts electricity power station, a 1500 megawatt solar energy station and a 500 megawatt wind energy station, at the cost of $2.4 billion. The second memorandum was signed with ACWA Power to establish a power station generating 2000 megawatts of electricity through the use of coal, costing $7 billion. The power station is scheduled to expand to generate 4000 megawatts of electricity. 4) Egypt’s Petroleum Minister signed an energy deal worth $12 billion with British Petroleum. The deal is set to provide Egypt with a quarter of local energy production and will contribute to filling the gap in demand of petroleum products by 2020. The deal will see the BP develop 5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 55 million barrels of condensates in the West Nile Delta area. 5) Italy’s oil company Eni signed with Egypt a framework agreement worth around $5 billion to develop the country’s oil resources over the next four years. Eni aims to develop 200 million barrels of oil and around 37 billion cubic metres of gas. Egypt’s government is also scheduled to sign an agreement with British energy company BG to invest $4 billion over the next two years. 6) Egypt’s Housing Ministry signed an MoU with the Emirati Aabar and the Egyptian Palm Hills real estate companies for a project worth $19.7 billion. The new projects will be located in the 6 of October city west of Cairo. Egypt’s government launched a new administrative capital east of Cairo at the cost of $45 billion, due to be built within the next five to seven years. 7) The international Beyti company will invest $4 billion in Egypt’s food industry. The investment would involve establishing a new juice factory in Beheira. 8) PepsiCo will expand its production in Egypt by investing $500 million this year 9) The Islamic Development Bank signed with the Egyptian government six agreements worth $3.875 billion. The agreements include a project to develop the International Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, and a petroleum refinery in Assiut. 10) Supplies Minister also signed two deals with the Emirati Swaidan company worth $6 billion.

Western Kenya power deal signed 15 Mar, 2015
Two contracts have been signed by the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) for the implementation of the Olkaria-Lessos-Kisumu electricity transmission project. The new 400kV line will bring geothermal energy from the increased capacity at Olkaria to western Kenya. The planned network involves connecting to the Ethiopia-Kenya interconnector which terminates at Suswa substation, via the Olkaria-Suswa project. The line will run from Olkaria to Lessos (near Eldoret), connecting to Tororo in Uganda via the Kenya Uganda interconnector and further to Rwanda. The Olkaria – Lessos – Kisumu project shall consist of three lots, whose tenders were awarded to: Kalpataru Power Transmission CompanyLimited (India) in joint venture with Kinden Corporation (Japan) for Lot 1; NARI Group Corporation (NARI) and China Construction Civil Engineering Limited Consortium (China) for Lot 2; and SIEYUAN Electric Co. Limited (China) for Lot 3. Lot 1 involves the construction of an approximately 213 km, 400kV transmission line from the Olkaria substation to the Lessos substation. The line is designed for 400kV use, but will initially be operated as a 220kV link. The scope of Lot 2 is to construct approximately 100km of 220kV double circuit line from Lessos to Kisumu. This lot also includes the interconnection line of approximately 3.5 km of 132kV double circuit line between the new 220kV Kisumu East substation in Kibos and the existing 132kV Kisumu substation in Mamboleo. Lot 3 shall involve the expansion of the existing Olkaria-II substation, works at the Lessos substation, the expansion of the existing Mamboleo substation and construction of the new 150 MVA 220/132/33 kV Kibos substation.

Work starts on main road into £210million Skypark 15 Mar, 2015
Work has started on a new primary access road to open up the office element at the £210m Skypark scheme near Exeter. The new Western Avenue Road, entering the western end of the 100-acre site off the Clyst Honiton bypass, is due to be completed in September by civil engineering and building company Dawnus Construction Ltd. St Modwen is Devon County Council’s joint venture partner for the 20-year Skypark project. Skypark combines office, industrial and distribution space with hotel, local facilities and a biomass and gas combined heat and power plant in a landscaped environment of over 100 acres. When complete it will provide 1.4 million sq ft of warehouse, industrial and office space.

Urban Polymers sets up plastics recycling plant in North York 14 Mar, 2015
Canada Fibers Ltd’s new plastics recycling plant is opening in April at at 130 Arrow Rd, North York. The 160,000-square-foot facility, named Urban Polymers, will focus on creation of pure, homogeneous plastic materials from post-consumer and post-industrial waste, using state-of-the-art equipment and additive formulations sourced globally. During its initial phases of development, Urban Polymers will focus on production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flake material, as well as products of compounded polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) in pellet form. The plant will be capable of processing 25 million pounds a year of PET and 11 million pounds a year of PP and PE during its initial phase of development.

China firm wants to build railway in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta hub 14 Mar, 2015
A Chinese firm has expressed interest in setting up a railway system in the southern Vietnamese city of Can Tho. The railway would connect the Mekong Delta hub with Ho Chi Minh City and the Cambodian cities of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. The project includes the establishment of a complex of an industrial park, a retreat center, a residential area, and a hi-tech hub. It will be funded by an assistance loan from South Korea and other foreign sources. The China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has proposed building a 180km Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City track, whereas the respective lengths of the services to Siem Riep and Phnom Penh are 320km and 243km.

Developer Proposes 74-Unit Housing Complex In Sandy Hook Center 14 Mar, 2015
The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is reviewing a request for sanitary sewer service at an 11.8-acre site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, where a local builder/developer proposes the construction of a 74-unit multifamily apartment complex known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village. Developer/builder Michael Burton wants the WSA to designate 9,250 gallons of sewage treatment capacity at the sewage plant for wastewater disposal. The project would include an affordable housing component. Preliminary drawings for the complex indicate five buildings, including three-story and two-story structures.

India, Sri Lanka sign four agreements
PTI 13 Mar, 2015
India and Sri Lanka signed four agreements on visa, customs, youth development and building Rabindranath Tagore memorial in Sri Lanka. India stands ready to help Trincomalee become a petroleum hub and announced that New Delhi will provide a fresh Line of Credit of up to $ 318 million for the railways sector in Lanka. This will be used to procure rolling stock, and to restore and upgrade existing railway track. The Reserve Bank of India and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka have agreed to enter into a Currency Swap Agreement of $ 1.5 billion to help keep the Sri Lankan rupee stable

Shin-Etsu Chemical to expand silicones production in Thailand 13 Mar, 2015
Japan-based Shin-Etsu Chemical is planning to strengthen its silicones business with the expansion of production capacity in Thailand, as well as establishing a new technical centre in New Jersey, US. As part of the expansion, Shin-Etsu will increase its silicone monomer plant’s production capacity by 50% from 70,000t a year to 105,000t a year. The company will also increase its silicone polymer production capacity by about 40%, to 74,000t a year. Construction of the expansion project, which is estimated to cost JPY20bn, is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The new centre, in cooperation with the Silicone-Electronics Materials Research Center at Annaka City, Gunma Prefecture in Japan, will work on expanding the company’s silicones business in the US

ENMAX and Capital Power commission 800MW natural gas-fuelled power station in Canada 13 Mar, 2015
ENMAX and Capital Power have started operations of the 800MW Shepard Energy Centre (Shepard) in east Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The natural gas fuelled facility is ready to be connected to the provincial power grid in Alberta. The centre features combined-cycle technology with dual combustion turbines. The facility utilises the waste heat generated from each turbine for additional power generation, which makes it 30% more efficient than conventional coal-fired facilities. Capital Power shall continue to work with ENMAX to deliver Genesee 4 & 5, Alberta’s next large natural gas-fuelled generation facility near the end of the decade.

Sanderson to develop Malaysia park 13 Mar, 2015
Sanderson Group is to design and build a 500,000sq.ft theme park and waterpark in the Harbour City development at Pulau Melaka, Malaysia. The MYR800m, one million sq.ft Harbour City development, set for completion in early 2019, includes a six-storey shopping complex with over 800 retail stores, three five-star hotels. Plans for the theme park include the Ocean Kingdom indoor and outdoor water theme park, Sky Deck theme park, Extreme theme park and man-made Sky Beach.

Chile’s ENAP to build $30 mln oil pipeline in Egypt

Reuters 13 Mar, 2015
A subsidiary of Chile’s state oil company ENAP will invest $30 million to build a 90 km oil pipeline in Egypt’s Western Desert. The pipeline would allow the company to extract oil from a new discovery west of Cairo and sell it to the Egyptian government which is facing a severe energy crunch.

Huntsville Utilities to build its first and priciest water treatment plant in three decades 13 Mar, 2015
Huntsville Utilities plans to build a new water treatment plant with an $83.5 million price tag. The new plant will be built on 250-plus acres near Highway 431 and Guntersville Dam Road in Marshall County. The company’s two current treatment plants have the capacity to treat 96 million gallons of water per day. The new plant near the Guntersville Dam will treat an additional 24 million gallons. Construction on the new plant is expected to start in the next few months with the goal to open by the summer of 2018.

New Restaurant to Open in Hickory 13 Mar, 2015
Neon Noodle restaurant is opening on March 16 in Hickory in the Second Street Square complex at 958 Second Street N.E. It will feature a unique atmosphere, combining modern with traditional Asian cuisine. Many of the noodles and tofu products are made in-house.

Flora’s restaurant opening Monday in Lancaster 13 Mar, 2015
Flora’s, a restaurant that offers dishes influenced by a variety of Latino cultures, is opening on March 16 in Lancaster. Menu items at Flora’s include paella, a Spanish rice with scallops or shrimp, as well as pollo guisado, a Dominican braised chicken with sauce and vegetables served over rice. The restaurant has seating for 20 in a front room, including spots at window counters and wall tables. There is also room for 12 at a communal table in the back.

Jefferson County to work on more than 17 bridges in 2015 13 Mar, 2015
The Jefferson County is looking to improve its bridge program, and with this past year, it has taken a major step forward. Of the 248 bridges the office keeps up with, many are troubled. Last year, 15 bridges needed to be repaired or replaced. Seven bridges are planned to be replaced this year – three with funds from the federal highway administration and one funded by the state and three funded by Ohio Public Works. It also plans to continue repairing more than 10 structures and upgrade and replace more bridges over the next few years.

Biz group on board with natural gas pipeline expansion 13 Mar, 2015
The Rhode Island Business Coalition praised the preliminary approval by federal regulators of the expansion of Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline in New England. The pipeline passes through northwest Rhode Island and brings natural gas to New England from shale fields in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

Ecuador to spur development of 36 mining projects 13 Mar, 2015
Ecuador’s government, which halted mining operations in 2008 in a bid to redraft mining legislation, now plans to spur 36 projects to produce gold, copper and molybdenum. It has lined up 96 projects in the mining and manufacturing industries which will require US$37bn in financing. Mining projects include Llumiragua, Tola Norte, Nanguipa, El Torneado, La Bonita, Telimbela, Pacto and Sangola. Ecuador is seeking to drum up more foreign investment after oil prices fell by half since mid-2014, slashing government revenue. Industry projects include petrochemical and paper plants, steelworks, copper and aluminum smelters and shipyards.

Ryder Opens Commercial Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Center 13 Mar, 2015
Ryder Systems has opened a new maintenance facility in Santa Fe Springs, California, to provide commercial natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance for companies that outsource their fleet management to Ryder; the facility will also feature a rental counter for businesses in need of a commercial vehicle. The company has deployed compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets of Ryder customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as in Canada. Last month, Ryder Systems launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its entire North American maintenance network consisting of more than 6,000 employees across Ryder’s 800 facilities.

Best Western has a New Hotel in Jakarta 13 Mar, 2015
Best Western International has opened a new hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. Located in the upscale Pondok Indah district of South Jakarta, the 10-story BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Bellevue offers 156 guest rooms and suites, all equipped with modern amenities as a business center and a choice of three meeting rooms able to accommodate between 50 and 250 people, swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, spa etc.

Siemens upgrade to 7MW wind turbine 13 Mar, 2015
Siemens has introduced the new Siemens SWT-7.0-154, a generator upgrade to seven megawatt (MW) which delivers nearly ten percent more energy production than the predecessor under offshore wind conditions. Additionally, the converter and transformer have been upgraded, in line with the higher electrical output. All other components remain the same as the 6MW wind turbine, SWT-6.0-154. The 6MW version will continue to be available for sale but following the improvements, Siemens has renamed the product platform to D7. The SWT-7.0-154 is set to go into series production by 2017.

Brazil Adecoagro to test new 80 MW in biomass plant 13 Mar, 2015
Brazilian electricity sector regulator Aneel allowed Adecoagro Vale do Ivinhema SA to start test operation of two new units of 40 MW each in its Amandina biomass plant. The bagasse-fuelled plant is located in Ivinhema, Mato Grosso do Sul state, where the company has a sugarcane mill with a crushing capacity of 2 million tonnes. In June 2014, Aneel issued a permit for commercial operation of the first 40-MW unit in the power plant.

Uganda to spend $365 million to revamp main airport 13 Mar, 2015
Uganda will spend $365 million over the next six years to upgrade its sole international airport to accommodate growing passenger numbers. Uganda is at various stages of implementing several multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, including two hydro power dams, a refinery, express highways and a railway line to expand its economy and prepare for oil production around 2018. The money to improve Enteb