International Projects

TCT to attract FB, Google to set up data centres in Thailand 02 Sep, 2015
The Telecommunications Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage (TCT) is planning to propose to the Thai Government to grant incentives to attract Facebook and Google to invest in setting up their data centres in Thailand. The association and representatives from Facebook are scheduled to submit the proposal to the Thai Government soon. Facebook is expected to launch its first office in Thailand this month.

SSM plans to build new SLU Hospital within 5 years 02 Sep, 2015
SSM Health plans to spend $500 million to replace the aging Saint Louis University Hospital in Missouri and build an outpatient care center. The hospital and care center will be built somewhere near the south St. Louis site of the existing hospital within the next five years.

Americold to Build Key Refrigerated Warehouse in Portland 02 Sep, 2015
Americold will build a modern refrigerated warehouse on Portland’s waterfront. The Maine state will lease a 6.3-acre site to Americold, which will design the warehouse as well as fund its construction and operate it. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

$25M flood protection project starts at Minot water plant 02 Sep, 2015
The city of Minot in North Dakota is starting work on a two-year project this week to protect its water treatment plant from future floods. A ground-breaking ceremony has been scheduled on 3rd September, 2015 for the $25 million project.

VA Tech Wabag bags Rs. 1,500-cr Petronas order 02 Sep, 2015

VA Tech Wabag consortium has bagged a Rs. 1,500-crore contract from Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development to construct an effluent treatment plant at its refinery and petrochemical complex in Malaysia. The consortium will handle the project from concept design stage to engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. The integrated effluent treatment plant has the refinery capacity of 300,000 bpd, and a steam cracker with combined annual production of over 3 mtpa. The Pengerang Integrated Complex has six major associated facilities, including Pengerang Co-generation Plant, LNG re-gasification terminal, air separation unit, raw water supply project, liquid bulk terminal and central and shared utilities and facilities.

Sandvik Materials Technology bags two key orders for control lines in Middle East 02 Sep, 2015
Sandvik Materials Technology, a division within the Sandvik Group, has been awarded two important contracts for control lines for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East. The first contract is with a new customer, an oil producer based in the UAE, to supply a complete package of materials. The package includes control line tubing and clamps manufactured by Downhole Products – a Varel International company, owned by Sandvik. The order of high-alloyed material for application in sour wells will be delivered in the third-quarter of this year. The second contract with a top service company in Abu Dhabi is a major package for chemical injection applications for use on the Umm Lulu and Al Nasr oil fields in the UAE. The Umm Lulu and Al Nasr fields are located 30 km and 130 km northwest of Abu Dhabi. They respectively produce approximately 100,000 and 22,000 bpd of crude oil. Delivery for this contract is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Laos intends to set up two nuclear facilities with Rosatom assistance 02 Sep, 2015
Laos is in talks with Russian State atomic energy corporation Rosatom to set up nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Asia. It intends to set up two nuclear power units of VVER-type, with a capacity of 1000MW-1200MW each. The planned facilities are likely to be built under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) approach.

NGCP sets up additional transformer for Nueva Vizvaya 02 Sep, 2015
Additional 75-MVA transformer has been set up by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in its substation in Bayombong to provide load requirements of the mining projects in the province. The additional transformer will provide load carrying redundancy, and enables them to comply with the N-1 provision of the Philippine Grid Code.

Chubu Electric signs agreement to upgrade combined-cycle power plant gas turbines 02 Sep, 2015
General Electric has been chosen to upgrade the efficiency and availability of eight GE gas turbines at the Japanese utility’s Joetsu Thermal Power Station. Under terms of the agreement, GE’s Power Generation Services business will provide three GE Power FlexEfficiency upgrade offerings, including a Dry Low NOx 2.6 (DLN2.6) combustor, an OpFlex gas turbine controls technology package and its Advanced Gas Path (AGP) solution to upgrade eight 7F gas turbines that are powering Chubu’s 2,380 MW combined-cycle power plant.

ADB to consider funding for 2nd unit of Jamshoro power plant 02 Sep, 2015
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will consider funding of second unit of Jamshoro coal-fired power project besides funding for smart metering in Pakistan. The funding of $100 million has been required for up gradation of railways track from Kotri to Jamshooro for transportation of coal to the power plant.

Romania, China to start building 600 MW power plant 02 Sep, 2015
A new coal-fired power plant built by the Oltenia in partnership with a Huadian Engineering Co firm is expected to cost 847.6 million euros and be connected to the national grid in 2019. Huadian Engineering Co has won the tender to partner Oltenia in building the 600 MW plant in 2012m but works have been delayed.

Bombardier’s JV Wins Contract To Build 15 Very High Speed Trains For China 02 Sep, 2015
Bombardier Transportation, a unit of Bombardier Inc., its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation or BST, has been awarded a contract with China Railway Corp. or CRC to supply 15 CRH380D very high speed trains for the country’s rapidly growing high speed network. The contract for 15 eight-car trainsets is valued at approximately 2.4 billion RMB. Bombardier owns 50% of the shares in BST, which is consolidated by Bombardier Transportation’s partner CSR Sifang Rolling Stock Co. Based on previous orders, BST started delivering its newest generation high speed train CRH380D in the first quarter of 2015.

Menards wins approval to build a 2nd warehouse 02 Sep, 2015
The Anderson Menards store has received approval to construct a second warehouse for the storage of building materials. The Anderson Board of Zoning approved a special exception for the construction of a 24,840-square-foot warehouse. Scheduled to be completed by spring, it will be directly to the south of the existing 22,640-square-foot warehouse space at the store, 2245 E. 67th St, Indiana.

Raley’s submits plans for new store near Land Park 02 Sep, 2015
The Raley’s grocery chain has submitted plans to build a new store on Freeport Boulevard, California to replace a nearby supermarket it has operated for 57 years. The new 55,000-square-foot store will be just one block from the slightly larger existing Raley’s at 4850 Freeport Blvd, California, USA.

Water Board awards three contracts 02 Sep, 2015
The Hartsville/Trousdale County Water Board approved three contracts for needed upgrades during its 26th August meeting. The board approved bids totaling just over $8.5 million from three different contractors for a new pump station, new water lines going out to CCA and a new wastewater treatment plant. W&O Construction won the pump station job with a bid of $886,600; Kemp Bros. Construction bid $1,524,468 for the water lines; and Smith Contractors bid $6,110,000 for the treatment plant. Work could begin as early as late September on the projects. The water lines are scheduled to be completed sometime in February, the pump station by late spring or early summer 2016, and the treatment plant in just over a year.

International beer giant is planning a $170 million expansion in Jacksonville 02 Sep, 2015
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA is going through with a $170 million expansion project at its Metal Container Corp. facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The company’s capital investment will go to a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and will include new equipment to manufacture aluminum bottles.

Sewer treatment plant planned for Anzon site 02 Sep, 2015
A large portion of contaminated soil located at the former Anzon site, an old antimony smelter near residential neighborhoods in North Laredo, Texas, United States has been cleaned and is one step closer to being redeveloped into a sewer treatment plant.

Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls adding six new stores 02 Sep, 2015
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls will add six new stores this fall. Columbia Sportswear will be at the northern end of the mall near the food court. Kipling, a bag retailer, will be located at the mall’s south end across from the Coach outlet. Calvin Klein Underwear will be located in the northwest sector of the mall across from Under Armour and Express. Zwilling J.A. Henckels, which sells kitchenware such as cutlery and cookware, will open near the food court in the mall’s north end. Fragrance store Perfumes 4U will open in the center of the mall between Naturalizer and Nine West Outlet. Lingerie store Victoria’s Secret will open in the mall’s northeast corner across from Chico’s.

United Supermarkets Announces New Lubbock Store, Expands DC 02 Sep, 2015
United Supermarkets reaffirmed its commitment to the Lubbock community, that the company will open a new location at the corner of 1585 and Indiana in 2016. Construction on the new location is expected to start late this fall and is targeted for completion in late summer or early fall 2016. At 56,000 square feet, the new United will anchor a larger development that will include additional retailers. The new United store will offer some features currently found in Market Street stores, including fresh sushi and expanded food service options.

Resolve wins $7.6m bid for pharmaceutical warehouse in Mozambique 02 Sep, 2015
Resolve Capacity has won a USAID Mozambique tender to design and build a regional pharmaceutical warehouse in Nampula, Mozambique, with a budget of $7.6 million. Started in August 2015, and over a period of 18 months, Resolve Capacity will design and build the warehouse and surrounding facilities, which comprise a total area of 6 141 m², of which the warehouse and administration area is 3 212 m². Partnering with the professional services team from Pasqa, Resolve Capacity will also use a local Mozambican company as the main contractor for the project.

Gazprom to construct and reconstruct more than 2.5 thousand kilometers of gas pipelines on the territory of Kyrgyzstan 01 Sep, 2015
Gazprom will conduct construction and reconstruction of more than 2.5 thousand kilometers of gas pipelines on the territory of Kyrgyzstan. This facility – the first, which is provided for Kyrgyzstan by the general scheme of gas supply and gasification of the republic, developed by Gazprom. In all projects, provided by the general scheme, length of gas pipelines in Kyrgyzstan will increase by a thousand kilometers for five years. The total scope of work includes construction and renovation of more than 2.5 thousand kilometers.

Japan’s Lixil switches on 4.9-MW solar plant in Kyoto 01 Sep, 2015

Lixil Corp, part of Japanese builder JS Group Corp is switching on a 4.87-MW solar plant in the prefecture of Kyoto. Named Lixil Ayabe Solar Power, the facility is located at the company’s former Ayabe Plant, Ayabe city, and will be fully operational in September 2015. Construction began in November 2014 and finished in August. The output will be sold to Kansai Electric Power Co Inc. Japan’s Nippon Comsys Corporation is responsible for the design and construction.

SMOE Bags $1B EPC Contract from Maersk Oil for Culzean Project in North Sea 01 Sep, 2015
Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary SMOE, has secured an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract worth over $1 billion (including long lead items) from Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited. The contract includes the building of the Central Processing Facility plus 2 connecting bridges, Wellhead Platform and Utilities & Living Quarters Platform Topsides for the Culzean Field Development. The facility will be installed at a water depth of some 295 feet (90 meters) in UK sector of the Central North Sea. SMOE will provide engineering, procurement, construction and onshore pre-commissioning services while detailed engineering work will be performed by a subcontracting partner. The Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore will be the core fabrication yard for the project, while the Sembmarine SLP yard in Lowestoft, UK will undertake the work scope for a power generation module, two bridges and a flare.

L&T wins Rs. 1,070-cr contract in Saudi Arabia 01 Sep, 2015

Larsen & Toubro has bagged a contract worth Rs. 1,070 crore in Saudi Arabia for constructing ballastless tracks for Riyadh metro lines. The contract has been bagged by L&T Construction’s transportation infrastructure business from a consortium of Bechtel, Almabani, CCC and Siemens, to construct ballastless tracks for Riyadh metro 1 and 2 on design and build basis. The project involves the construction of 62.86 kms of double ballastless tracks in tunnels, viaducts, at—grade sections and three depots and is scheduled to be completed in 40 months.

Malaysian mulls P500-M packaging plant investment in PH 01 Sep, 2015
Silverpack Sdn Bhd. is looking into setting up of a packaging plant with an estimated investment of P500 million in the next two to three years as part of its strategy to expand its footprint in the ASEAN region.

Hafslund to construct large power plant unit in Glomma 01 Sep, 2015
Hafslund ASA has decided to start construction of new unit at Vamma power plant in Glomma, Norway. Investment framework is 920 million Norwegian crowns. Construction will start in autumn 2015, and project is planned for completion in spring 2019 and the construction agreement has been signed with host municipalities Askim and Skiptvet.

Maltsovsky Portland to build onsite power plant 01 Sep, 2015
Maltsovsky Portland has signed a contract with the Government of the Bryansk region to cooperate on the implementation of a small power station project. The company will build a 29 MW gas-fired power plant on site, which will later be upped to 48.65 MW and the investment will cost 2 billion rubles.

Orascom unit gets licence to build 50-MW solar plant in Egypt – report 01 Sep, 2015

Orascom Telecom, Media & Technology Holding SAE (OTMT) has secured a licence and a land plot in Aswan to construct a 50-MW solar park. The division, known under the name of O Capital for Energy, plans to build the facility in Kom Ombo, to the North of the city of Aswan. The total cost of the project is estimated at USD 100 million. O Capital entered into a concession agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the solar project last March, right after the company is established with the purpose of building, operating and maintaining various types of power plants.

KP Energy to build power plant in Pacific island 01 Sep, 2015
KP Energy (KPECO) is building a power plant on a Western Pacific island of Micronesia. The company has signed an agreement with the Madolenihmw municipal government on 7th August in Kolonia Town, Pohnpei, the Federated States of Micronesia, to build a diesel power plant. Under the agreement, KPECO will build, operate and turnover a power plant for the Pohnpei Madolenihmw Municipal Government, providing a reliable power source for the next 40 years. When the plant is completed next year, it will sell electricity to the local government at $0.45 per kilowatt.

Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine 01 Sep, 2015
Ukraine Agro Valley Association wants to set up 20 biomass power plants around the Ukraine in order to wean the country off of Russian gas. The company wants to use miscanthus as feedstock, with 10,000 acres of the crop surrounding each of the 20 plants that will then be converted into pellets and fired to produce heat. Each factory will cost around $20 million to build, with hopes for funding to come from the US and Europe and ideally the first plant online in 2017.

Tri-State lands 25-year contract for new solar power project 01 Sep, 2015
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., will buy solar power from the new, 30 MW San Isabel Solar Power project being developed by Juwi Inc., the Boulder-based North American subsidiary of Juwi AG, a German renewable energy company. Tri-State will purchase the entire output of the 30 MW solar farm over the life of the contract. The facility is expected to come online in the 4th quarter of 2016. The San Isabel Solar Project will consist of more than 100,000 photovoltaic solar panels resting on 250 acres of land in Las Animas County, north of Trinidad.

Peru Ergon Power prepares to install 45 MW of hydro plants 01 Sep, 2015

Ergon Power Representaciones SAC will start construction of three hydroelectric plants with a combined 45-MW capacity before the end of 2015. The company seeks to consolidate its presence with turnkey power projects which represent 60% of its revenues. The three plants, part of a portfolio to develop in the next 12 months, will be installed in the Lima region, Peru followed by another 15-MW plant in 2016 to support the supply to industries and households there. Additionally, the company is competing for a contract to install over 60 MW in small hydropower units in the Ancash region, northern Peru.

Salini Impregilo to design and build Georgian hydro plant 01 Sep, 2015

Salini Impregilo has won a $575 million contract for the design and construction of the 280MW Nenskra hydroelectric project in the mountainous region of Svaneti, Georgia. The contract is awarded by JSC Nenskra Hydro, a consortium of Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) and the Georgian Government. The project will include a 135m high, 820m long asphalt face rockfill dam, a 9m high, 50m long weir on the Nakra river, 14.4km long transfer tunnel, and a 15.6km long headrace tunnel and will also feature an open-air powerhouse with four vertical-axis Pelton turbines. Work is due to be completed in 62 months.

Apple to Build ‘Next Generation’ Retail Store in Memphis Area 01 Sep, 2015
Apple is planning to update its Germantown store in the Memphis area to a ‘next generation’ retail store design. The retailer has applied for a $1.5 million building permit through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a new storefront and interior renovation at 2031 West St., within the Shops of Saddle Creek South. The Germantown Design Review Commission unanimously approved Apple’s plans which involve modifying a brick facade to a three panel glass front.

ANZ builds Innovation Lab in A$450 million deal with IBM 01 Sep, 2015
ANZ has signed a five-year A$450 million deal with IBM to increase productivity and innovation across the Australian bank through the use of cloud-based services, mainframe technology and analytics software. An essential pillar of the agreement is the creation of an ‘Innovation Lab’, as a co-investment between ANZ and IBM. The Lab, powered by Bluemix, IBM’s cloud development platform-as-a-service, will enable the bank’s developers to build, test and deploy new applications and services at a fraction of the time and cost previously taken. Under the deal, IBM will deploy its newest z13 mainframe and Power8 infrastructure as part of ANZ’s private cloud environment.

Alabama Power’s renewable energy proposal gets PSC approval 01 Sep, 2015
The Alabama Public Service Commission will approve a proposal by Alabama Power to construct up to 500 MW of renewable energy generation projects over the next six years. The renewable energy projects which will be designed to meet the needs of a wide-range of specific Alabama Power customers shall include solar and wind installations of up to 80 MW each, or purchase agreements for renewable energy generated outside of Alabama.

New RM25mil paddy processing plant in Besut 01 Sep, 2015
Terengganu will have a new RM25 million paddy processing plant on a 6 ha land in Ulu Besut by 2017 to boost the state’s rice output.The new plant will be complete with a dryer, bulk storage and rice milling facilities to accommodate supplies from paddy collection and marketing centres from Pelagat, Kerandang, Gerai and Setiu. The automatic machines will be able to undertake paddy husking, separation, destoning, rice whitening and polishing, sifting and finally packing.

Taiwanese handset makers Arima, Asus and HTC set to assemble smartphones in Indonesia 31 Aug, 2015
Taiwanese companies Arima Communications Corp, Asus and HTC Corporation will join other handset makers looking to tap the huge potential of Indonesian market by assembling handsets in Taiwan. The three mobile phone manufacturer projects are estimated to require hundred millions dollar of investment. Ti-phone has inked an agreement with Arima, a manufacturer of multi-band GSM/GPRS, 3G mobile phones and smartphones factory construction in Greater Jakarta areas. Ti-phone will develop four smartphone assembly lines in Pluit, North Jakarta. Each production line will have the capacity to produce 3,000 cell phones per day.

Solar plant construction begins in Quang Ngai 31 Aug, 2015
Construction of Viet Nam’s first solar power plant started in the central province of Quang Ngai on 29th August, 2015. Located in Mo Duc District, the 19.2 MW project has a total investment of nearly VND900 billion.

M’bishi Estate: to build new Tokyo office, retail complex for over 1 trln yen 31 Aug, 2015
Mitsubishi Estate Co will build a massive office and retail complex in central Tokyo for a cost of more than 1 trillion yen. The 3.1-hectar complex, to be adjacent to Tokyo Station, will feature four towers including a 390-metre-high building that would be Japan’s tallest. The project is due to be completed by March 2028.

Indian Oil said to plan $3 billion petrochemical plant in Iran 31 Aug, 2015
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) is seeking to build a $3 billion petrochemicals plant in Iran. The plan hinges on assurances from Iran that the 1 million-tonne-a-year project will have access to cheap natural gas as feedstock. The company also plans to spend $4.5 billion in the next few years to expand the business.

Russia looks to set up industrial parks in ASEAN countries 31 Aug, 2015
Russia is looking to set up industrial parks in ASEAN countries in order to boost trade. The sites are being identified for the proposed industrial parks.

African billionaire to set up cement plant in Zim 31 Aug, 2015
Dangote is planning to set up an integrated cement plant in Zimbabwe. Construction will be commenced by first quarter next year. The Dangote Group is into cement manufacturing and importing, sugar manufacturing and refining, salt refining, flour and semolina milling and noodles and pasta manufacturing among others and has cement manufacturing plants in South Africa, Zambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Congo Republic, Gabon and Tanzania.

AIOU plans to set up accessibility centre for visually impaired students 31 Aug, 2015
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in Pakistan will set up an accessibility centre for visually impaired students at the unversity’s Central Library. The Centre will start working within next few days and will be equipped with computers, scanners, printers, different software through which visually impaired or blind persons could access e-content from the internet.

Blairs Windows to set up aluminium manufacturing operation 31 Aug, 2015
Blairs Windows is in the process of setting up an aluminium frame making sister company which is expected to create up to 10 jobs in the short term. The Greenock company expects to run the new venture from premises in the Hillington area of Glasgow and hopes to have it fully up and running early next year. Around £140,000 is being spent on a range of equipment with the business also investing in a new fleet of vans.

To build new airport with capacity to accommodate 4 million passengers 31 Aug, 2015
Kuwait plans to build a new airport capable of accommodating four million passengers per year. The airport will be built with readymade buildings which will be completed in a span of one and half years. The new terminal will be the backup for the current terminal. Central Tenders Committee has also approved introducing tenders for designing, construction, furnishing, operational maintenance and maintenance of the back-up passenger terminal in Kuwait International Airport.

WGL Energy and Conergy complete solar power project in California 31 Aug, 2015
WGL Energy have completed their joint venture to bring solar energy to Merced County, California. The newly constructed array will provide over 1,200 MWh of energy to the City of Atwater annually, enough to power more than 100 Atwater homes each year. The project consists of solar panels on parking structures at the town’s civic center and community center.

RWE close to sign deal with investors for $2bn wind power plant in UK 31 Aug, 2015

RWE is reportedly close to strike deal with three potential investors for the construction of the $2bn Galloper wind power plant off the Suffolk coast of UK. RWE subsidiary Innogy, financing the deal between RWE and the three undisclosed investors is expected to be signed either October or November. Upon signing the deal, RWE’s stake in the project will reduce from current 37.5% to 25%. The wind farm is initially planned to be developed in a joint venture between RWE and SSE but SSE sold its stake after a review of offshore wind development portfolio. The 336 MW Galloper wind power plant, which will be built and operated by RWE will feature 56 wind turbines.

Ground breaks on downtown Portland’s newest hotel 31 Aug, 2015
McWhinney and Sage Hospitality, along with Mortenson Development and Mortenson Construction, officially broke ground on the the AC Hotel Portland last week. The 13-story Marriott-branded hotel will add 204 guest rooms to Portland’s inventory. SERA Architects, which has designed other hotels in Portland like the Pearl District Residence Inn, the Nines and the Multnomah Embassy Suites, designed the AC Hotel Portland. The hotel will include one level of below-grade meeting space featuring 1,220 square feet of flexible, glass-enclosed media salons for small group collaborations. A 24-hour fitness center will also be available for guests, and the hotel will offer off-site valet parking. Sage Hospitality manages the Nines as well as the Courtyard Portland City Center. Once the AC Hotel Portland is complete, Sage and McWhinney will own and operate the hotel.

Wanda adds new luxury hotel in Anhui 31 Aug, 2015
The new Wanda Realm Fuyang has opened on 29 August, located in the Anhui’s new business district, 8km from Fuyang Xiguan Airport, China. The new hotel offers 286 rooms and suites, ranging from 40-300m², plus three restaurants and a bar. There is also a health club featuring a fitness centre, yoga room, steam room and heated indoor swimming pool, plus four meeting rooms and a 1,200m² ballroom that features a huge 80m² LED screen.

More than 12,500 rooms under construction in Macau 31 Aug, 2015
There are 22 hotel projects under construction in Macau, China and 30 projects undergoing government approval at the end of the second quarter of 2015. They will together provide close to 21,100 new hotel rooms for Macau. In total 12,500 of them are already under construction. Melco Crown Entertainment Group is opening on 27th October its majority-owned US$3.2-billion casino resort Studio City in Cotai, Macau with a total of 1,600 room keys. The St. Regis Macao (pictured), the fourth and final tower of the Sands Cotai Central casino resort complex, is scheduled to open on 17th December. The property, developed by Sands China, will feature 400 guest rooms and suites.

100M Deal for Five Brand New WaterWalk Hotel Apartments 31 Aug, 2015
A new partnership between Henley and WaterWalk Hotel Apartments will concretize in construction of five brand new WaterWalk franchises across Florida, North Carolina, and New York. The $100 million deal marks Henley’s first transatlantic agreement and the first investment in the WaterWalk franchise by a non-U.S. based investor. Henley selected sites for the soon-to-be hotel apartments in Albany, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, and North Orlando. Construction is planned to start in January 2016.

DaVita (DVA) to Form Kidney Care Hospital Chain Joint Venture in China 31 Aug, 2015
DaVita is forming a joint venture kidney care specialty hospital chain in Shandong province China. The agreement establishes DaVita (Shandong) Kidney Disease Hospital Co., a first-of-its-kind renal dialysis joint venture between a multinational health care provider and the private sector in China. DaVita’s partner in the joint venture is Xiaoyi Zhang, president of Shunjing Renal Hospital, the only private hospital approved for dialysis services in Jinan, China.

ONGC, partners to invest $24 billion in Mozambique gas field 30 Aug, 2015

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and its partners is planning to invest about $24 billion in producing a 20 MTPA natural gas from a giant field off Mozambique on 10,000 sq. kms and converting it into liquid fuel (LNG) for export by ships to consumers like India. $16 billion financial closure has been committed & hope to achieve financial closure of the remaining by December or early January. The Mozambique government has passed a decree law, paving way for start of construction work on the project. An estimated $23-24 billion will be required to bring first set of discoveries in Rovuma Area-1 on to production and convert that gas into LNG.

GMR plans to export power from Nepal plant to Bangladesh 30 Aug, 2015

GMR Group, which is setting up two hydel power projects in Nepal, is in discussions with Bangladesh Government among others to export power from the Himalayan country. The company is in the process of setting up 600 MW Upper Marsyangdi—2 Hydroelectric Power Project on river Marsyangdi in Lamjung and Manang districts and 900 MW Upper Karnali Hydroelectric project located on river Karnali in Dailekh, Surkhet and Achham districts of Nepal. Initial discussions are initiated for tying up sale of power with Government of Bangladesh, Power Trading Company (PTC) / NTPC / Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN). The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank arm, is expected to pick up 10 per cent stake in both the projects, besides acting as lead lender.

Consortium awarded Oman deal for 445MW power plant 30 Aug, 2015

A consortium of Acwa Power, Mitsui, and Dhofar International (DIDIC) has been awarded a contract for the development, construction, ownership, and operation of a power plant in Oman. The consortium will work on a 445 MW gas fired power generation plant, and an existing 273 MW natural gas fired Salalah 2 IPP power plant. The project will be constructed through a lump-sum turnkey EPC Contract with SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Corp. First National Operation & Maintenance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Acwa Power, will be responsible for providing operation and maintenance services for the plant.

Salalah Mills Co to build new RO7.5mn flour mill 30 Aug, 2015
Salalah Mills Co plans to build a new RO7.5mn flour mill with a production capacity of 600 metric tonnes (MT) per day. The project cost will be about RO7.5mn and is expected to commence production in the first quarter of 2017.

7 hotels planned for York County 30 Aug, 2015
With the possibility of seven new hotels, York County shall see a hospitality boom over the next two years. Five hotels are planned for the area’s hospitality epicenter, the Dave Lyle Boulevard interchange with Interstate 77. A 125-room Courtyard by Marriott is planned in the Kingsley business park, along with new corporate offices for LPL Financial and the Lash Group. The seventh hotel in the works is the much discussed – but so far commitment-less – small “boutique” hotel near Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill.

The Charmant part of four-hotel, 392-guest-room boom 30 Aug, 2015
The Charmant Hotel, a 67-room boutique hotel created in the former Joseph B. Funke Candy Co. factory at 101 State St., will be the first of four new hotels to open in downtown La Crosse, United States in the coming year. The Charmant Hotel, owned by Weber Holdings LLC, represents an investment of about $30 million.

New Rosemont street will lead to restaurant, hotel 30 Aug, 2015
Work has begun to construct a street, at a cost of $3.2 million, that will lead to a new 16-acre mixed use development in Rosemont, Illinois, United States. The village board has approved a contract with Orange Crush LLC for the project, which is a relocation of Pearl Street west to give developers a square space on which to build. Construction on the restaurant is expected to begin by spring and to be complete by the fall of 2016.

New Chillicothe Hotel 30 Aug, 2015
A groundbreaking ceremony has set on 1st September, 2015 where a Fairfield Inn & Suites will be built on North Plaza Boulevard in Chillicothe, Ohio, United States. The new ten-million-dollar Fairfield Inn will have 81 guest rooms, an indoor pool and meeting space.

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants opens new warehouse in Gothenburg 29 Aug, 2015

Lukoil Marine Lubricants is constantly striving to expand its global supply network and with the new warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden the company achieved reduced lead time and increased flexibility when delivering lubricants to vessels calling at Scandinavian ports.

Kenya seeks to set up anti-doping testing lab 29 Aug, 2015
Kenya Athletics (AK) is to build a sample testing laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenyan Government, with help from China, Norway and WADA, has promised to have a functional centre in Nairobi before the 2017.

New food storage constructed at St. Mary Magdalene’s 29 Aug, 2015
The St. Vincent de Paul Ministry at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, US raised funds to build the new food storage facility. The new facility is built by Square Foot ministry in Fayette County, Georgia and the interior will be completed by St. Vincent members.

Brazil developing 30 solar parks for 1 gigawatt total capacity 29 Aug, 2015
Aneel, the energy regulator of Brazil, has granted contracts for developing 30 new solar parks. The parks will cumulatively add 1 GW of solar power capacity. The energy supply contracts for 20-year periods cover solar parks in five states and will incur total investment of about $1.2 billion. The parks shall all be operational by late 2017.

New Fairfield Inn set to break ground 29 Aug, 2015
CP Management Company Inc is planning a new Marriott-branded Fairfield Inn & Suites, which will join the CP-managed Quality Inn, Christopher Inn and Hampton Inn in the area along North Plaza Boulevard, USA. The ground that will hold the actual hotel structure behind the Applebee’s and BP station that face North Bridge Street has already been leveled, with an official groundbreaking ceremony slated on 1st September, 2015. The roughly $10 million project will feature 50,000 square feet of space and 81 guest rooms over four floors. It will include such amenities as an indoor pool, fire pit gathering space behind the structure, breakfast area, exercise room and meeting space.

Nvidia to invest $14.2m over 3 years in Singapore R&D centre 29 Aug, 2015
Nvidia Corp will be investing $14.2 million over a period of three years to establish the Nvidia Technology Centre Asia Pacific based in Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The development is supported by the city-state’s Economic Development Board (EDB). The centre will deploy Nvidia’s graphics processing unit (GPU) platforms to develop solutions for both the private and public sectors. The centre will be used to develop and evolve solutions, such as deep machine learning for Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, intelligent video analytics, and large-scale data analytics.

Sendai reactor commercial operations start Sept. 10 29 Aug, 2015
Kyushu Electric Power Co. will begin commercial operations of the reactor, restarted earlier this month, at its Sendai nuclear power station in Kagoshima Prefecture, on 10th September, 2015. With the country’s maximum-allowed period for uninterrupted commercial reactor operations set at 13 months, the Sendai reactor shall run until October 2016.

Carowinds Expanding It’s Water Park In 2016 28 Aug, 2015
Carowinds water park will be expanded and rebranded; upon reopening in May 2016, it will be the largest water park in both the Carolinas, swiping the title from Wet’n Wild in Greensboro. The water park’s footprint will grow by several acres (it currently covers about 20) into the space vacated by the Thunder Road wooden roller coaster, which closed on July 26 after nearly 40 years in operation.

EERC to Help Develop New Process to Convert Natural Gas Into Other Usable Liquids 28 Aug, 2015
The University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is working with FuelCell Energy, Inc. to develop a durable, low-cost, and high-performance electrochemical cell to convert natural gas and other methane-rich gas into methanol, a major chemical commodity with worldwide applications in the production of liquid fuels, solvents, resins, and polymers. The EERC’s portion of the project is being funded through matching funds from the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Research ND Program. The $3,500,000 project is awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) in order to develop entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy.

Mets Fibre and Aquaflow sign agreement on effluent treatment plant for bioproduct mill 28 Aug, 2015
Metsa Fibre Oy and Aquaflow Oy have signed an agreement on a biological effluent treatment plant for the Aanekoski bioproduct mill in Finland. Aquaflow will provide the bioproduct mill with a modern effluent treatment plant that is based on a multistage biological treatment process and further chemical treatment. The multistage process makes the plant less sensitive to disruptions and improves its treatment results.

New wastewater plant opens in Unalaska 28 Aug, 2015
Unalaska’s new wastewater treatment plant went into operation last month. The new $19.7 million plant started processing sewage on 31st July, 2015. The contractor, Alaska Mechanical Inc. still has the work until 31st December, 2015 to complete the job. The total cost is now about $29 million, including engineering and rock excavation services. The new plant uses higher-level wastewater treatment technology, called chemically enhanced primary treatment, mandated by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Restaurant Group plans further expansion 28 Aug, 2015
Frankie and Benny’s owner Restaurant Group is set to speed up its expansion strategy, with plans to open nearly 50 new sites over the course of 2015. The company intends to roll out more of its smaller brands, which include Mexican restaurant Chiquito and American diner Coast to Coast. The company has added 21 restaurants to its portfolio so far this year and aims to open up to 27 more by the end of the financial year in December.

Route 6 Clinton Bridge construction starts Monday 28 Aug, 2015
Construction has began on 31st August, 2015 to replace the Clinton Bridge on Route 6 between Kensington and New London. It will take nine weeks to complete the work at a cost about $650,000.

0BHP and ExxonMobil to spend A$400m on new pipeline 28 Aug, 2015
Diversified miner BHP Billiton and its joint venture (JV) partner ExxonMobil Australia have agreed to spend A$400-million to replace a 187 km pipeline in Victoria, which transports crude oil and condensate between the Longford and Long Island Point facilities. The pipeline will allow the continued safe delivery of crude oil and condensate and ensure that natural gas from offshore Gippsland operations continued to flow to Australia households and businesses. Both BHP and ExxonMobil hold a 50% interest in the Gippsland Basin JV, with ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Australia Resources acting as the operator. Pending regulatory approval, the construction of the replacement pipeline is expected to begin in late 2015.

Irish-based company BHSL signs deal to convert chicken manure to energy 28 Aug, 2015
BHSL, has signed a 20-year deal with Cargill’s European poultry business to convert poultry manure to energy. The conversion will take place on Cargill’s Shobdon and Hangar poultry farm in Herefordshire, UK. BHSL will build a 1 MW plant on the farm to use some 3,500t of poultry manure a year to generate heat and electricity. The 1,000m2 Approved Energy Centre and fuel store is to contain toploaders and a Heliex electricity generation plant. BHSL will fund complete solutions in the UK for the poultry industry, whereby the company will design, build, finance, operate and maintain Manure-to-Energy facilities on independent growers’ or poultry integrator farms

Nigeria Receives New Exclusive Medical Warehouse 28 Aug, 2015
Abuja-Aid agencies have committed US$5 million for the construction of a pharmaceutical-grade warehouse in Nigeria capital ,Lagos. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM) have confirmed the partnership. The United States Government provided $4 million, with GFATM contributed $1 million, and the Federal Government of Nigeria while providing the land to construct the warehouse in Lagos.

See inside Costco’s giant new warehouse outlet in Sunbury 28 Aug, 2015
Costco has opened its 27th UK warehouse in Sunbury, Australia. The new store, based in Hanworth Road, offers a range of goods including groceries, confectionery, appliances, televisions, jewellery, watches, cameras, furniture, office supplies, tyre sales and fitting, an in-house bakery, service deli, meat, a cafe and opticians.

Solar energy company investing $20.4M in Lexington County 28 Aug, 2015
Cypress Creek Renewables has received approval to build two Lexington County solar projects off of Southbound Road and George Derrick Road in Swansea at an investment of $20.4 million. The company is working in partnership with Sustainable Energy Solutions, which is assisting Cypress by identifying sites, obtaining necessary permits and coordinating with the utilities.

Chinese firm to build sewerage treatment plant at Dasherkandi 28 Aug, 2015

The cabinet committee on economic affairs approved a project for appointing the Hydro China Corporation for building Dasherkandi Sewerage Treatment Plant of Dhaka Wasa (Water Supply and Sewerage Authority) at a cost of US$ 280 million. The project work, which is scheduled to start during the current fiscal year, is expected to be completed in December 2019.

Milk plant expected to boost growing dairy industry in western Kansas 28 Aug, 2015
Earlier this month, the Garden City Commission has approved a development agreement with Meadowlark Dairy Nutrition, LLC, a subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America. Meadowlark plans to build a U.S.D.A. dairy dryer milk processing plant and related facilities on 156 acres on the south side of Garden City, Kansas. The approximately 321,000-square-foot plant will include milk receiving and cream load-out, raw milk processing, pasteurized processing, milk evaporation, milk drying, filling and packaging, dry warehousing, shipping, support and utility spaces, sanitation corridors, office space and employee wellness areas. The survey work and site plans are progressing and the facility is estimated to open May 31, 2017.

Volkswagen Group SA to invest R4.5 billion 28 Aug, 2015
The Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) will invest more than R4.5 billion in order to produce at least two new models at its plant in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. The investment will take its production capacity from the current 116 000 vehicles per annum to over 150 000 units by 2017. Of the total investment, around R3 billion will be invested in production and quality within the Uitenhage factory, R1.5 billion in suppliers and tooling and at least R20 million in training.

America’s bebe stores inc. to enter Greater China 28 Aug, 2015
Bebe stores, Inc. has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Longgoal LLC, a leading Shanghai-based agency of international high-end brands. The agreement includes a five-year exclusive license to open between 60 and 150 retail and wholesale bebe points of distribution in Greater China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The first boutique is expected to open in the summer of 2016.

Globo Brasil switches on 180-MW solar panel factory 28 Aug, 2015

Globo Brasil is inaugurating a 180 MW solar panel factory with a capacity of 2,000 panels a day in Valinhos, Sao Paulo state. Investe Sao Paulo, a promotion agency of investments linked to the Department of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation, is supporting the project, mainly on tax matters.

PHG Energy to build biomass gasification plant in Tennessee 28 Aug, 2015
Sevier Solid Waste in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has engaged PHG Energy to build a new biomass gasification plant capable of cleanly converting more than 30 tons of composted material daily into thermal energy while producing a valuable high-carbon biochar. The cost of the Pigeon Forge facility is $2.25 million. The project has been awarded a $250,000 Clean Energy Tennessee grant through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. PHGE will provide the gasifier, thermal oxidizer, material handling equipment and build the facility as general contractor. The environmental permitting process is underway for the project in Pigeon Forge, its mid-2016 completion will mark the 15th gasifier installation for PHGE.

Mayne Pharma Expands Its Greenville, North Carolina, Manufacturing Center 28 Aug, 2015
Mayne Pharma has expanded its site in Greenville, North Carolina. The company plans to add 110 jobs and invest $65 million in a new 126,000 square foot, oral dose manufacturing facility and equipment during the next five years. The project is made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $550,000 from the One North Carolina Fund.

DAK Americas to add polyester fiber capacity in Mississippi 28 Aug, 2015
DAK Americas LLC plans to add 230 million pounds of polyester fiber capacity at its PET resin site in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The expansion is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016. Polyester fibers made at the new site will be used in textiles and nonwoven applications, including some in the automotive market. It will alos strengthen DAK’s ability to supply fibers across the Americas, including the growing market in Mexico.

Kalpataru Power bags orders worth Rs 880cr; stock up 6% 28 Aug, 2015
Kalpataru Power Transmission has secured orders/ notification of award of approximately Rs. 880 crore. The company has bagged an order worth Rs 465 crore for setting up five international transmission line projects in Tanzania, Ukraine, Thailand, Tajikistan and Ethiopia, a turnkey contract for 400 KV transmission line of Rs. 342 crore for Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation and an order from Gail India Limited for laying a pipeline project of Rs. 75 crore.

The Coca-Cola Co opens Laos bottling plant 28 Aug, 2015
The Coca-Cola Co has opened its first bottling plant in Laos, Asia as the soft drinks maker continues to expand its presence in Asia. The Lao Coca-Cola Bottling Co facility near Vientiane will produce Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite and other sparkling brands with the possibility of adding still beverage production lines later. The facility is built through a JV between Thai bottler ThaiNamthip and Lao firm PT Sole Co, first announced in 2012.

Acme To Open Supermarket In Barnegat 28 Aug, 2015
Acme has been expanding its reach in Ocean County in recent months. Earlier this summer, the supermarket chain opened a newly-built store in Long Beach Township double the size of the store it replaced. Under a deal with A&P supermarkets, which is currently in bankruptcy, Acme will be taking over the Super Fresh location in Manahawkin and the A&P location in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River. Combined with a location in Tuckerton, the chain will operate five stores in Ocean County after the Barnegat location opens for business.

Ta Ann Tasmania launches production at new plant 28 Aug, 2015

Veneer and Plywood Ta Ann Tasmania Pty., which belongs to Malaysian forestry group Ta Ann Holdings Berhad (Sibu), launched production in July at the new plywood plant located in Smithon, Tasmania. At the beginning of August, Ta Ann Tasmania shipped the first supplies of plywood to Melbourne, Australia. The plant is expected to be producing at the full capacity of 36,000m³ per annum within the next three years.

Bell Helicopter opens new manufacturing plant in Louisiana 28 Aug, 2015
Bell Helicopter has opened the new $26 million manufacturing plant in Lafayette, Louisiana where it will build its new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X commercial helicopter. The 82,300-square-foot hangar facility is built on 14.5 acres at the Lafayette Regional Airport, paid for by the state of Louisiana. Bell will lease the facility from the airport and plans to invest $11.4 million in equipment and tooling.

Vestas wins 73-MW turbine supply order in Finland 28 Aug, 2015
Vestas has won a 73 MW wind turbine order from Finnish company wpd. Vestas will be supplying 22 V117 3.3 MW turbines for installation at wpd’s Tohkoja project in Kalajoki and has also signed a 15-year service agreement and contract to supply a de-icing system as part of the deal. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016 and the project will be commissioned later that year

AT&T gets $89M to expand Ohio rural broadband 28 Aug, 2015
AT&T will receive a total of nearly $89 million in federal funds over the next six years to expand high-speed Internet service to rural Ohio homes and businesses. The funds are part of $427 million in annual, ongoing support from the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband for more than 2.2 million rural U.S. customers.

Construction begins on $47M second phase of Triad hospital 28 Aug, 2015
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has begun construction of the second phase of its Davie Medical Center in Bermuda Run, North Carolina with plans to complete the project by spring 2017. The three-story, 78,220-square-foot addition will primarily be made up of a 50-bed inpatient care center that will complement the emergency department, imaging units and operating rooms of the medical center that opened two years ago and flesh out the center into a full-fledged community hospital.

African cement giant in $4 bn deal with Chinese builder 28 Aug, 201

Dangote Cement has announced a $4.34 billion deal with Chinese construction company Sinoma International Engineering to build plants across Africa. The project is expected to add 25 million tonnes of capacity across 11 African countries and Nepal. The new plants will increase capacity to around 71 million tonnes and Dangote is targeting further gains to about 100 million tonnes by 2020.

Cemex inaugurates grinding mill in Nicaragua 28 Aug, 2015
Cemex Latam Holdings, S.A. subsidiary of Cemex has completed the construction of the first phase of a new cement grinding plant in Ciudad Sandino, Managua on 27th August, 2015. CLH invested approximately US$30 million for infrastructure procurement and the installation of the first cement grinding mill, with an annual production capacity of approximately 220 000 metric t. The second phase, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, will include the installation of a second cement grinding mill with an additional annual production capacity of approximately 220 000 metric t and an additional investment of approximately US$25 million.

Martinez water treatment plant to get seismic upgrades 28 Aug, 2015
Planned seismic upgrades for the plant, built in 1948 along Pacheco Boulevard, Martinez, California adjacent to the Shell Martinez refinery, include replacement of the existing glass superstructure of the facility’s filter building with partial concrete shear walls; seismic improvements of the washwater supply tank and associated clearwell structures; upgrades to steel piping; and improvements to pipe supports. The seismic work, called for in the city’s Water Treatment Plant Master Plan adopted in 2012, is scheduled for completion in December 2016. The project contractor is Auburn Constructors Inc. of Sacramento, California.

Idemitsu completes Boggabri coal mine expansion 28 Aug, 2015
Idemitsu has completed a project to expand the Boggabri coal mine in Australia, boosting output to 7mn t/yr for the next 20 years from the previous 5.6mn t/yr. The expansion project that started in 2012 has added a new coal handling and preparation plant, a new train loading facility and products stockpile area.

Mauritius, Ghana ink deal to set up Technology Park 28 Aug, 2015
Mauritius and Ghana Government have signed an agreement to set up a Technology and Business Park in Ghana, the Government of Mauritius announced on its site. The Technology and Business Park, to be set up in Accra, Ghana will be conceptualised in two phases. The first phase will cover an area of 6.1 hectares with an investment of USD 260 million while the second phase will comprise an area of 37 hectares. The Park will accommodate a cyber tower, a three-star hotel, a polyvalent centre of conferences and an apartment block.

Vattenfall plans to boost wind power investment 27 Aug, 2015
Vattenfall is planning to boost its wind power expansion as it moves away from loss-making dirty fuel based power projects. The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany are likely to be the regions of focus for Vattenfall to grow. The company is adding about 300-400 MW annually in offshore and onshore (wind) in northern Europe.

Thai Global Power Synergy approves new power plant worth 3.98 bln baht 27 Aug, 2015
Thailand’s Global Power Synergy Pcl has approved an investment to build the first phase of a new co-generation power plant worth about 3.98 billion baht in the eastern province of Rayong. The plant will have power capacity of 40-45 megawatts. The PTT Group has a 75 percent stake in the company.

Fargo wastewater plant gets grant 27 Aug, 2015
North Dakota’s congressional delegation has announced a $2 million grant for Fargo’s wastewater plant in USA. The funds came from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

SKC, BASF in talks to build hydrogen peroxide plant in S. Korea 27 Aug, 2015
SKC, a chemical unit under SK Group, has sought to use BASF’s production license to build a propylene oxide facility with a 400,000-ton capacity in Ulsan, South Korea. If an agreement is reached by year-end, the two firms will start investing in the project early next year to complete it by 2018.

Principal Solar and Entropy to jointly build 100MW solar power plant in US 27 Aug, 2015

Principal Solar has signed an agreement with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management to jointly develop a 100 MW solar power plant in North Carolina, US. Under the terms of the deal, the Entropy affiliates will acquire stake in the project, which is planned start power generation by the end of this year. Principal Solar will be responsible for the project’s development phase, with construction already underway in east of the Rockies. The power generated from the plant will be sold to Duke Energy under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

Allen Harim awarded $11 million state loan for Harbeson plant 27 Aug, 2015

Allen Harim has approved for more than $11 million in loan funding for a wastewater treatment plant upgrade at its Harbeson facility in Delaware. The loan has been approved by the state Water Infrastructure Advisory Council on 19th August, 2015. The loan includes $8.3 million to upgrade the Harbeson facility’s on-site wastewater treatment plant and an additional $3.2 million to build a wastewater reuse system. The wastewater treatment plant expansion will increase the plant’s capacity from 1.25 million gallons per day to 2 million per day.

McDermott awarded lump sum contract by Saudi Aramco 27 Aug, 2015
McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a lump sum contract by Saudi Aramco for brownfield work in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia. Work on the contract is expected to be executed through the second quarter of 2018. The award follows the June 2015 signing of a second Long Term Agreement (LTA) between McDermott and Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) opportunities in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

Another oil and gas service company plan to expand operations at Port of Iberia 27 Aug, 2015
Bayou Companies is embarking on $39 million in upgrades to the pipe-coating facility at the Port of Iberia, United States. The upgrades will provide specialty anticorrosion coating for deepwater pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. The new facility will use state-of-the-art equipment in a 56,000-square-foot building on which construction will begin in September.

Sumitomo Chemical to set up research and development centre in Brazil 27 Aug, 2015

Sumitomo Chemical will set up a new centre in Brazil to carry out efficacy trials, research and development, and analysis of crop protection and other associated products. The company’s Brazil arm will operate the Latin America Research Center, which is expected to speed up product development as per the local conditions and needs.

Messer opens specialty gases plant in China 27 Aug, 2015

Messer has invested €33m in a new plant in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, in the Jiangsu province. The new plant will produce specialty gases for the electronics industry, in particular for the manufacture of flat screens, semiconductors, LEDs, and photovoltaic equipment. Equipped with production and purification systems, the specialty gases plant will have an additional filling station and serve as a production and logistics centre for the company in China. The plant has a production capacity of 600t of nitrous oxide (N2O) a year, with a purity of 99.99%, along with other high-purity gases such as silane (SiH4), ammonia (NH3), and hydrogen.

New Premier Inn hotel in Northampton to open in early 2016 27 Aug, 2015

The construction of the new Premier Inn hotel in Northampton town centre is nearing completion ahead of its expected opening at the start of 2016. The new hotel, which has 104 bedrooms and will bring around £7m in investment and 35 new year-round jobs to the local area.

Guizhou building specialty tire plant in China 27 Aug, 2015
Guizhou Tyre Co. is building a specialty tire plant complex in Xiuwen, China, where it plans to relocate production from three of its existing factories together with new capacities. Construction started this January and the plants are expected to begin operation in 2017. The company has earmarked $225 million for the project. The project, on a 2.6 million-sq.-ft. site, will have an annual capacity of 3.25 million tires when completed, including capacity for 1.2 million pneumatic industrial tires, 1.1 million small agricultural tires and engineering tires, 180,000 large agricultural tires and radial tires, 270,000 large engineering tires and 500,000 solid tires.

Lee & Man Paper expands capacities 27 Aug, 2015
Lee & Man Paper has ordered a new machine for producing recycled corrugated case material for its mill in Jiangxi province, China. The machine with a production capacity of 300,000 tonnes a year will be supplied by Finnish Valmet group, which reported this week that it is to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Ethiopia: Ethio-Djibouti Railway to Begin Operation Early 2016 27 Aug, 2015
The new railway line connecting Ethiopia and Djibouti will open starting early 2016. The 450-mile line is being built by China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and China Civil Engineering Construction (CCECC) at a cost of 4 billion USD. The project is also part of Ethiopia’s plan of constructing around 5,000 km of new lines across the country by 2020.

Green Zebra Grocery to open new store in Lloyd District; looks to Seattle, California 27 Aug, 2015
Green Zebra Grocery plans to open its second store, in Portland’s Lloyd District. The new store will be 8,203 square feet and will open in early 2016.

China, Africa sign deal to set up cement factory in Nepal 27 Aug, 2015

Dangote Cement and Sinoma International Engineering Company has entered into a contract to construct a 3-million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) cement plant in Nepal. Apart from Nepal, the $4.34 billion contract between the two companies intends to set up cement factories in 10 other African nations too.

USAID Begins Construction Of Warehouse For Essential Drugs 27 Aug, 2015
The United State Agency for International Development (USAID) has began the construction of its state-of-the-art warehouse for proper storage of essential medicines and health products in Nigeria. The total fund for the construction will be five million dollars, with USAID providing four million, while Global Fund and the private sector will source the rest.

Vestas to develop 26.4 MW project in Germany 27 Aug, 2015
Vestas has signed a supply, installation, servicing and commissioning contract for a project in Germany. The company will be supplying eight V126-3.3 MW wind turbines under the contract it has entered with Windpark Kirchberg. The 26.4 MW wind farm is to be located in Hohenlohe region in northeast Baden Wurttemberg. Vestas will begin delivery of the turbines in the first quarter of 2016.

27 mile expansion proposed for area gas pipeline 27 Aug, 2015
The Access Northeast pipeline project plans to add another 27-mile natural gas line that starts in Milford and heads northwest to the Worcester area. The 16-inch pipeline will connect in Milford to a 21-mile line called the Q-1 Loop LINK, slated to run through Franklin, Medway, Bellingham, Norfolk, Millis, Walpole, Sharon, Canton and Stoughton. The estimated $3 billion project will allow for roughly 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. The proposed lines are in the very preliminary stages and the company estimates completion between 2018 and 2020.

New 30-acre solar power project just announced 27 Aug, 2015
Central Iowa Power Cooperative plans to add solar panels on 30 acres of land to the US state to generate another source of energy. The company plans to have the panels operational by the end of 2016.

OPG begins work on $300M hydro project in northern Ontario 27 Aug, 2015

Ontario Power Generation and Coral Rapids Power, a company owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation, have begun work on a new 28 MW hydroelectric generating station approximately 90 kilometers north of Smooth Rock Falls in northern Ontario. The $300 million project is expected to employ 220 workers at peak and be completed in 2018.

NID Plans Major Upgrade to Penn Valley Water System 26 Aug, 2015
A major upgrade to the treated water pipeline system serving the central Penn Valley area, California is scheduled to begin next year. The work includes replacement or parallel piping along 10,000 feet of water main lines from the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Penn Valley tank site west of Easy Street to the commercial core area and beyond. The work is being funded through NID’s Pipeline Replacement Program, which is aimed at upgrading old infrastructure and budgeted at $750,000 per year. The projects are designed by NID’s Engineering Dept. and constructed by the NID Maintenance Dept.

E.ON Solar begins construction of solar project in California 26 Aug, 2015
E.ON Solar, a subsidiary of German utility E.ON, has started construction of the 20 MW Maricopa West solar project in Kern County, California. The company will be working with Signal Energy Constructors to build the project. Maricopa West is located in Southern California and E.ON Solar has purchased the site from Maricopa Orchards. The solar park will utilize a single-axis tracking system and will comprise 89,000 photovoltaic panels. It is expected to be fully operational later this year.

US, Mexico to open first new rail link in over a century 26 Aug, 2015

The United States and Mexico, which have nearly $600 billion in annual trade, will launch on 01 August, 2015 the first new rail link between the two countries in more than a century, in the Texas border city of Brownsville.

Big new steel plant for Fletcher in city 26 Aug, 2015
Fletcher Building will establish a large new Christchurch factory for its steel processing and distribution business. The one-hectare factory will be built in south Hornby, New Zealand for Fletchers subsidiary Easysteel. Developers Calder Stewart will build the new steel factory, which Fletchers will occupy on an 18-year lease. The new building will include three 24 metre loading bays, a nine metre stud height, two truck driveways through the width of the factory, and a strengthened concrete floor and a 550 sq m office space will be part of the building.

Inventec to set up smart factory in Southeast Asia in 2016 26 Aug, 2015
Inventec Corp is planning to set up an intelligent manufacturing plant in Indonesia or at Philippines next year as part of its global expansion. The new facility will initially manufacture smartphones and PC-related products such as all-in-one computers, commercial tablets and mini-desktop computers based on customer demand.

New design plans for nuclear power plant in South Tangerang 26 Aug, 2015
The National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) has been designing an experimental nuclear plant with a capacity of 10 MW at the Center for Science and Technology Research (Puspiptek) in Setu district, South Tangerang, Banten. The construction of the plant is scheduled to start in 2017.

Brazilian Omega Energia to build 75-MW wind farm by 2016 26 Aug, 2015

Omega Energia plans to build and commission a 75 MW wind power plant in Piaui, Brazil by July 2016. With an investment of BRL 400 million, the plant will generate enough power to supply a city of 300,000 inhabitants.

3.3 MW German rooftop solar plant completed by KRAFTWERK 26 Aug, 2015
A 3.3 MWp rooftop solar power plant by Kraftwerk Renewable Power Solutions is to commence construction in Brandenburg, Germany. The photovoltaic system, which will have been entirely designed and installed by Kraftwerk spreads across 18,000 m2 of roof space. Kraftwerk has secured the project rights and a private investor will own the PV plant. Construction of the power plant commences on September 7th, 2015 and will be completed in October. The generated solar power will be marketed directly.

WPD to start construction of 72.6MW wind power plant in Finland 26 Aug, 2015
WPD is set to commence construction of the 72.6 MW Tohkoja wind power project in Kalajoki, Finland. Featuring 22 turbines, the project is planned to be completed in December.

Potato farm aiming to build largest solar plant so far in Republic of Ireland 26 Aug, 2015
O’Shea Farms is aiming to install a 250 kWp installation on the roofs of two of its buildings at County Kilkenny, Ireland by next month. The Solar Electric Ireland (SEI) has won a competitive tender process managed by Carlow Energy Agency to fit the system with work set to start in September. German suppliers Conergy and SMA will provide components for the project.

Novo Nordisk to build new Clayton plant, create 691 jobs 26 Aug, 2015
Novo Nordisk is to spend up to $1.85 billion to build a second drug manufacturing plant near Clayton, Victoria. The bulk of that money, $15.9 million, is a Job Development Investment Grant that will paid for over a 12-year period and is contingent on the company meeting hiring and investment goals. The project will result in the creation of 691 new, high-paying jobs over the next five years and will nearly double the size of the company’s workforce in Johnston County, North Carolina.

Akron hires Chicago, Japanese companies to build sewer tunnel 26 Aug, 2015
The two companies, Chicago’s Kenny Construction and Japan’s Obayashi Corporation, won a joint bid to finish the 27-foot sewer tunnel underneath downtown Akron project for $184.1 million, $68 million under the city’s $250 million estimate. Work will start in spring 2017 and shall be finished by the end of 2018. The 6,240-foot-long tunnel will hold about 25 million gallons of combined sewage and stormwater, holding it until there is enough capacity to treat it at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

SK Hynix plans to invest $38.9B in new memory plants 26 Aug, 2015
SK Hynix plans to invest $38.9 billion to build three new semiconductor fabrication plants by 2024.

New Costco store planned for Henderson 26 Aug, 2015
Costco plans to build its second warehouse store in Henderson, Nevada, United States. The new store will feature energy efficient lighting and cooling systems. The plans still need to be approved by the city of Henderson.

Bio Farma to build life science park 26 Aug, 2015
Bio Farma will build a Life Science Park equipped with an animal laboratory facility located in Bogor district, West Java province. The new research laboratory and plant will be built on a 500-hectare plot of land. The new facility will be the center for conducting all research and vaccine development trials, the raw materials for which will be made available.

Green Bay Packers to build mixed-use plaza near Lambeau Field 26 Aug, 2015
The Green Bay Packers this fall will start building a hotel, sports medicine center, restaurant and public plaza near the football team’s stadium in Wisconsin, United States. The mixed-used development, to be located just west of Lambeau Field, shall cost as much as $130 million. The project’s building team includes New York-based Sterling Project Development; Detroit architecture firm Rossetti; and New York design consultant Biederman Redevelopment Ventures. Plumbing fixture manufacturer Kohler will build and operate the 150-room luxury hotel, to be called Lodge Kohler.

8 new rails, 2 BRTs in Manila by 2021 26 Aug, 2015
The Government is building eight new rail systems and two bus rapid transits (BRTs) in order to improve public transportation within the metropolis. The eight new rail lines include the 11.7-kilometer Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1 extension to Bacoor, Cavite; 15-kilometer LRT 6, which extends LRT 1 from Bacoor to Dasmariñas in Cavite; 3.05-kilometer LRT 2 extension to Port Area, Manila; 4-kilometer LRT 2 extension to Masinag, Antipolo; 11-kilometer LRT 6, which will connect EDSA-Ortigas to Taytay, Rizal; 22.8-kilometer Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 7, which will link North EDSA to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan; and the 53.5-kilometer new rail lines to be built over the existing Philippine National Railways (PNR) between Malolos in Bulacan to Tutuban in Manila and from Tutuban and Calamba, Laguna. All the mass transit lines are expected to be completed by 2021

Nuberg Engineering wins Rs 1,000 crore contract from UAE’s Al Ghaith Industries 26 Aug, 2015

Nuberg Engineering has won a Rs. 1,000 crore contract to set up a $150 million chemical complex for the Abu Dhabi, UAE-based industrial conglomerate Al Ghaith Industries. The complex will have 350 TPD Caustic Soda and 60 TPD Hydrogen Peroxide plants and is set to come up at the Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in Abu Dhabi.

Virtua Health hopes to construct $1 billion hospital complex in Westampton Township 26 Aug, 2015
Virtua Health has unveiled a proposal to construct a $1 billion hospital complex on a 110-acre farm in southern New Jersey. The new campus will also feature nine other buildings, including surgical and rehabilitation centers along with a hospice and assisted living complex. If approved, construction is expected to begin in 2019 and to be completed as early as 2022

German-Iranian co plans 48-MW wind park in Khuzestan – report 26 Aug, 2015

German-Iranian renewables firm Development Environment Arvand Co has agreed to construct a 48 MW wind park in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan. The scheme is estimated to require a total investment of about EUR 40 million and the required funds will be secured by means of private capital from German sector payers. Under the terms of the agreement, the wind farm will be located in the Arvand Free Trade Zone and it will use wind turbines made by Denmark’s Vestas and Chinese peer Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, both of which will start shipping the equipment in January 2016. The wind park is expected to kick off operations by the middle of next year.

Construction to start soon on new Bemidji hotel: Candlewood Suites will be on former MNDOT site 26 Aug, 2015
The Bemidji City Building developers are seeking to build a Candlewood Suites will be able to acquire a building permit within the next week. Once the building permit is ready, the construction will start on the former site of a Minnesota Department of Transportation Facility previously on sale for commercial use. The hotel will be three stories, contain 71 rooms and is planned to be just under 13,000 square feet. The Lodging Construction LLC, is the main contractor on the project.

City of Franklin approves drinking water plant upgrades 25 Aug, 2015
The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen is to begin building a $14 million drinking water plant.

Entergy New Orleans selects contractor to build solar project 25 Aug, 2015

Entergy New Orleans has selected Blattner Energy of Minnesota to build New Orleans’ first utility-scale solar project. The 1 MW project, which will be built on company property off Chef Menteur Highway, United States will consist of more than 4,000 solar panels. Its expected to be in service by late 2016.

L&T bags orders worth Rs. 1,563 cr in July 25 Aug, 2015

L&T Construction has bagged orders worth Rs. 1,563 crore in July and August. The company has received a breakthrough order from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a 500 kV double circuit transmission line in Malaysia. Other orders received by the company include two orders from Oman Electricity Transmission Company, an order from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and an order each from Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation and Power Grid Corporation of India.

SK Hynix to spend $26 billion for two new South Korea chip plants 25 Aug, 2015
SK Hynix plans to spend $25.94 billion to build two new chip plants in South Korea, aiming to update its production technologies to boost competitiveness. The project will be completed by 2024. The new plants are part of a 46 trillion won investment plan first announced by conglomerate SK Group that controls SK Hynix last week. The plan includes 15 trillion won earmarked for the M14 DRAM chip plan in Icheon, a city southeast of Seoul. The M14 plant will start making chips during the current quarter.

Chinese investors setting up molding plant in Tennessee 25 Aug, 2015
Innovate Manufacturing Inc. has chosen Knoxville, Tennessee to be its headquarters to mold consumer products repatriated from production in China. It plans to begin blow molding and injection molding by mid-September after investing $4.7 million to renovate an existing facility and buy equipment. Innovate is leasing a 30,000-square-foot building in Knoxville with an option to purchase. The facility will house machinery for injection molding, injection stretch blow molding and extrusion blow molding.

RangRage plans to set up six global outlets 25 Aug, 2015
RangRage, the hand-painted lifestyle brand, which offers products across apparel, accessories and home decor, present across its own and others’ e-commerce platforms and airport outlets, is now spreading its wings beyond borders. Over the next 12 months, it will set up physical outlets in six countries- UAE, Oman, Canada, Singapore, Finland and Australia. The company seems well set to raise $2 million growth capital soon. The company have already signed-off with a partner for the Canadian market and will be shipping the first consignment in September and will finalize the partners in Singapore, Australia and Finland.

Graham Packaging to set up blow-molded plastic containers plant in US 25 Aug, 2015
Graham Packaging has laid the cornerstone of its new plant at the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park in the US. Sprawled over 245,000 ft2, the entire project will entail an investment $31.5m, including $9.5m for developing the building. Sun Products provided the land for Graham’s new plant, which will manufacture blow-molded plastic containers. The facility will supply all the products to Sun Products.

CU-Boulder awarded $3 million for transformational power plant cooling technology 25 Aug, 2015
The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $3 million federal grant to develop cooling technology that will enable efficient, low-cost supplementary cooling for thermoelectric power plants. The grant spans three years and is from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

One of the World’s Largest Solar Farms to Be Built in California Desert 25 Aug, 2015
The Federal Government green-lit a 485 MW solar plant in the Southern California desert. The Blythe Mesa Solar Project will deploy tens of thousands of solar panels across 3,587 acres of land. The project’s developer, Renewable Resources Group, is a Los Angeles company that invests in green energy and agriculture.

Verano Capital plans 400 MW of solar plants in Chile 25 Aug, 2015

Verano Capital, which focuses on developing solar power projects in Chile, plans to operate 100 MW of solar parks in five years and an additional 300 MW through partnerships. The current strategy includes both development and operation instead of selling the projects, with a capacity per plant from 3-9 MW, for Verano’s installations, to larger arrays, for the partnerships.

Talen Energy Looks to Add Natural Gas to Coal-Powered Plant in Montour County 25 Aug, 2015
Talen Energy is thinking about making its Montour power plant in Washingtonville a “dual-fire” plant, meaning it shall make electricity using either coal, natural gas, or both. It shall cost as much as $100 million and will not be complete until 2018.

PSEG acquires 25-MW solar plant in California 25 Aug, 2015

PSEG Solar Source, part of PSEG, has bought the 25.4-MW direct current (DC) Columbia solar project in California from Hanergy America Solar Solutions for an undisclosed sum. The facility, to be renamed PSEG Pittsburg Solar Energy Center, is built by McCarthy Building Companies on a remediated brownfield to the northeast of San Francisco. It consists of 83,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The start of commercial operations is scheduled for October 2015. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will be buying the electricity generated by the solar park under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

GES to build 122MW PV plant in Chile 25 Aug, 2015
Pattern Development has chosen renewables services firm Global Energy Services (GES) to construct a 122 MW solar plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert. GES’ work on the Conejo PV plant will include PV plant, substation and switching substation construction, as well as a 15km high voltage transmission line between both substations. Conejo Solar has signed off on a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Minera Los Pelambres, a subsidiary of Antofagasta Minerals, for around 65% of the site’s total output.

IndianOil inks MoU to build Rs. 275 cr pipeline to Nepal 25 Aug, 015
Indian Oil Corporation has signed an agreement with Nepal Oil corporation to build a Rs. 275 crore petroleum product pipeline from Raxaul in Bihar to Amlekhgunj in Nepal. IndianOil and Nepal Oil has signed an MoU on August 25, 2015 in Kathmandu for construction of Raxaul-Amlekhgunj petroleum product pipeline with a 1.3-million tonne per annum capacity. The completion period is 30 months after the receipt of the statutory clearances. The 41-km pipeline will primarily run through Nepal and initially supply petrol, diesel and kerosene.

Kirkland to build new sewage pumping station 25 Aug, 2015
The city of Kirkland plans to build a new $1-million sewage pumping station. On 20th August, 2015 the city issued a call for tenders to build the new facility on Hymus Blvd. near Meades Park. The contract is expected to be for $1.039 million.

Clean Energy to Build New CNG Stations for Multiple Transit Agencies and Large School District 25 Aug, 2015
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will construct new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for Arlington Transit (ART) in Arlington County, Virginia; Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) in Long Island, NY; and North Kansas City (MO) School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the U.S. to transition its school bus fleet to CNG. NICE has awarded Clean Energy the contract to design, build and operate and maintain a new CNG station that will, upon completion, replace its existing Mitchel Field station, and operate and maintain the existing CNG stations. The five-year contract valued at just over $13 million will extend the partnership between NICE and Clean Energy and will support a fleet of over 200 CNG buses. Completion of the new station is expected for summer 2017.

China-based biotech to build manufacturing plant in Suzhou 25 Aug, 2015

BeiGene intends to build a 9,000-square-meter (96,875 square-foot) manufacturing facility at BioBAY in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in Suzhou, China that can handle clinical supplies but be large enough for commercial production. It expects the facility to be completed by 2017.

Urgo Hotels & Resorts and Triumph Development Partner to Build Residence Inn by Marriott in Breckenridge, Colo 25 Aug, 2015
A joint venture partnership between Urgo Hotels & Resorts and Triumph Development, has broke ground on a 129-suite, custom-designed Residence Inn by Marriott in Breckenridge, Colorado. The custom-designed, three-story property is centrally located on a 2.6-acre parcel at 600 South Ridge Street, across the street from the Village Base Area and QuickSilver Chair Lift at the southern end of Main Street. It is set to open in the fall of 2016.

DTE Energy to build solar array in Ypsilanti 25 Aug, 2015
DTE Energy plans to expand its solar power portfolio by installing an array in the city of Ypsilanti, Michigan near Clark Road and River Street. The company has signed an easement agreement with the property owner and will move forward with system design and hopes to obtain city approvals and construct the facility by summer 2016. The new facility will comprise about 2,800 solar panels and have capacity to generate approximately 800 KW of electricity. DTE Energy will construct, operate and maintain the solar system for 20 years.

Omniyat to build $273m hotel project in Dubai 25 Aug, 2015

Omniyat has announced its strategic alliance with Langham Hospitality Group to exclusively introduce the Langham Place Downtown in Dubai. The project will span a built up area of 63.1 square metres. The $273 million project will comprise the five-star luxury hotel and serviced apartments, adding a total of 438 units to the hospitality sector in Dubai upon completion in 2018.

Liquefied Natural Gas signs agreement with Siemens Energy Inc. 24 Aug, 2015

Liquefied Natural Gas has signed two additional key supplier alliance agreements with Siemens Energy Inc. and EthosEnergy Group for its Magnolia LNG project in Louisiana and future projects. Siemens will provide Magnolia LNG with the main OSMR process compression equipment and drivers for the full four train, 8 million tonne per annum project. This equipment includes the main mixed refrigerant compressors and their gas turbine drivers, the ammonia refrigerant compressors with their steam turbine drivers, and the motor driven process gas booster compressors. Altogether, a total of 20 process compressors plus their associated drivers are covered under the purchase agreement reached with Magnolia LNG. EthosEnergy has been selected to provide long-term operations and maintenance services for the production phase of the project. Gas supply will be delivered to the site via the Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline under a binding 20-year pipeline capacity agreement. Magnolia LNG remains on schedule for financial close in the first quarter of 2016, first LNG production in December 2018 with full LNG supply to be completed in 2019.

Developer ‘wants to build 70 extra flats near town station’ 24 Aug, 2015
The Oakwood Group, which built the 99 flats Trinity Square development on the former site of the Pinewood Garage in Brighton Road, Coulsdon, intends to build a 70 flats similar development on the Leaden Hill Industrial Estate, Coulsdon, UK.

Uzbekistan to spend $700 million on region’s first solar plants 24 Aug, 2015

Uzbekistan launched projects worth $700 million for three solar power plants that will pioneer use of the technology in Central Asia. A tender for the first, $275 million, plant, in the Samarkand region, is announced in 2014 and is expected to be awarded later this year. The other two have been earmarked for the Namangan and Surkhondaryo regions at a combined cost of $420 million. All three will have capacity of 100 MW each and are scheduled for completion by 2020. The projects will be part-funded by the Asian Development Bank and Uzbekistan’s Fund for Reconstruction and Development.

General Motors China joint venture building $470 million green car plant 24 Aug, 2015

A General Motors Co joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling in China will invest $470 million to build a factory at Guangxi dedicated to green cars. The plant will have annual capacity to build 200,000 “new energy vehicles,” a Chinese term used as a catch-all for electric and highly electrified cars. Construction of the plant has been commenced on 21st August, 2015.

Wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems receives a 50 MW order in Uruguay 24 Aug, 2015

Vestas Wind Systems has received a 50 MW turbine order for a wind project in Uruguay. The order is for 15 units of the V117-3.3 MW turbine for the Florida II project in Uruguay’s region of Florida. The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year service agreement. Installation of the first turbines is expected to start in the first quarter 2016 and the project is due to be completed by the third quarter 2016.

ACES wins Jeddah Metro geotechnical work 24 Aug, 2015
The Jeddah branch of the Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES) has been awarded the geotechnical investigation works for the preliminary engineering design phase for Jeddah Metro. The Jeddah Metro comprises of several transportation networks including a rail network, a bus network, a marine transportation line, a corniche tram, a suspension bridge and a number of public transportation stations in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The pre-programme management consultancy contract is awarded to Aecom, whereas the preliminary engineering design contract is awarded to Systra. The architectural consultant is Fosters & Partners. The approved budget for the project is $12 billion over seven years, but the cost is expected to increase due to adjustments in the plan. The project owner is Jeddah Metro Company (JMC) and the consultant (ACES’ client) is Systra and Khatib & Alami. The scope of work for ACES consists of drilling a total of 150 boreholes to depths ranging from 10 m to 45 m below the existing ground surface, installation of piezometers, and performing field and laboratory tests.

Iran to set up two new banks in London 24 Aug, 2015
Iran has four banks in Britain and will set up two new banks in London in near future. The two banks to be set up are the London branch of bank Melli of Iran and Persian International Bank.

New $600M power plant to be built in Woodbridge 24 Aug, 2015
Public Service Enterprise Group will spend $600 million to build a state-of-the art power plant in Sewaren, New Jersey. The 540 MW plant will use combined-cycle technology, producing electricity and capturing waste from the gas turbine to increase efficiency and output. Construction will begin in early 2016 and the plant will go online in the summer of 2018.

Conergy wins expansion contract for RASLAG solar power plant 24 Aug, 2015
Conergy signed a new contract with RASLAG Corp., to expand their existing 10 MWp power plant in Mexico, Pampanga by adding 13 MWp, which will bring the total capacity of the RASLAG power plant to 23 MWp by the project’s completion. Construction will begin this month and will be handled by Conergy and Solenergy Systems Inc. and the expansion is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.

Royal Enfield announces entry into Indonesian market 24 Aug, 2015

Royal Enfield plans to commence retail operations in the Southeast Asian country in the coming months. The company plans for Indonesia, as a part of its growth strategy and focused international thrust of leading and expanding the global mid-sized motorcycle segment (250-750cc).

Liquefied natural gas plant coming to Becancour 24 Aug, 2015
Stolt LN Gaz will invest nearly $800 million to build a new liquefied natural gas plant in Becancour, Canada.

Consortium invests £23m into Walney windfarm 24 Aug, 2015
3i Infrastructure has confirmed its £23m investment for a 50 per cent holding in the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO). The new project involves the acquisition, financing and operation of power transmission cables and associated electrical equipment connecting the West of Duddon Sands offshore windfarm to the grid in Heysham, England.

Spain’s Abengoa to build new terminal at port in Uruguay 24 Aug, 2015
Abengoa will build a new terminal at a port in Uruguay, South America under a contract worth 81 million euros. The terminal will be constructed in Capurro, a district in Montevideo. Abengoa which has a 50 percent stake in the consortium that won the contract, will oversee the project, which will add 1,000 meters (3,278 feet) of piers to handle industrial fishing boats at the port. The project also calls for filling 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres), paving, installing a wastewater system, connecting utilities and fuel pumps, and dredging. The 30-month project is expected to break ground in the fourth quarter of this year.

Developer wants to build medical center in Latham 24 Aug, 2015
Surgery Center Services of America wants to build a 12,000-square-foot medical center in Latham, New York. The one-story building, if approved by town planners in Colonie, will be on a 2.25-acre parcel at 207 Troy-Schenectady Road (Route 2), on the north side of the road near the former Kmart store. The 2.25-acre parcel is owned by DBP Realty, which has a contract to sell the property to Surgery Center Services of America.

UT Health Science Center to build $20 million clinical facility north of San Antonio 24 Aug, 2015
The University of Texas Health Science Center will build a new ambulatory specialty clinical services facility north of San Antonio, Texas. The new clinical facility, spanning 18,000 square feet, will be on Interstate 10 West near Fair Oaks Parkway, between Boerne and San Antonio. The UT System Board of Regents authorized nearly $19.5 million in funding and approved the design for the facility. The new building will include exam rooms, physicians’ offices and a full-service imaging center equipped with MRI, CT scan and general X-ray facilities. Construction is expected to begin this fall and the new facility will open in early 2017.

Medupi unit in commercial operation 24 Aug, 2015
The first unit of Medupi power station entered full commercial operation on 22nd August, 2015 and is officially handed over to Eskom by contractors. An additional 794 MW will now be permanently available to the system. Medupi, which comprises six units of 800 MW each has been scheduled for completion in 2019.

Plans submitted for another major solar farm 24 Aug, 2015
A planning application has been submitted to construct a 5 MW solar farm on 25 acres, at the outskirts of Dalton-in-Furness, England.

Council approves new airport access road 24 Aug, 2015
The Charlotte City Council approved spending nearly $48 million to rebuild and expand the access road in front of the terminal at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, United States. The contract is awarded to a joint venture between Flatiron Constructors and Blythe Development Co., and includes a potential $1.9 million bonus if the project is finished ahead of schedule. The plan calls for a new, larger access road to be built on the empty land. The loop road will have eight lanes for arrivals and eight lanes for departures. Five of the lanes will be for general traffic and three lanes will be for commercial vehicles. In addition, there will be new tunnels underneath the access road, which will allow pedestrians to walk from the terminal to the parking deck without confronting traffic. That project could be finished in six years. The contract also includes paying $1.6 million to HNTB for construction administration and inspection services and $1.97 million to Summit Engineering.

Eastern Iowa Airport planning additional parking 24 Aug, 2015
The Eastern Iowa Airport is adding more parking spaces in the long-term section of the passenger terminal lot in United States. The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission approved a $695,000 contract with Rathje Construction of Marion to construct 233 spaces. The additional parking will provide travelers with on-site parking during holiday and other heavy travel periods

Amherst hotel ready for opening 24 Aug, 2015
The Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst Hotel is opened its doors for the first time on 25th August, 2015. The Hyatt stands at 5020 Main Street, within sight of NY Interstate-290.

LafargeHolcim’s Tuban cement plant is complete 24 Aug, 2015
The second line at the Tuban plant, East Java, Indonesia, which belongs to LafargeHolcim, has been officially opened. Construction of the project began in 2011 and brings the plant’s capacity to 3.4 million t. The Tuban plant is built to the most modern specifications and sets new benchmarks in low-cost production, environmental performance and health and safety.

Texas Gets New Avian Health Complex 24 Aug, 2015
A new avian health complex has been formally opened at the Texas A&M University College, United States of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). The new climate-controlled aviary is located at 701 Farm Service Road in College Station. Containing approximately 11,000 square feet of floor space, the state-of-the-art complex includes a functional hospital, receiving area with quarantine capabilities, three isolation rooms, a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory for infectious disease research and separate areas for infected and healthy birds, along with teaching, classroom and office space. The centre conducts research into all aspects of diseases in wild and captive birds, as well as avian genetics, genomics, nutrition, and behaviour.

Two more LNG terminals planned to meet Bangladesh’s growing power demand 23 Aug, 2015
The Government is planning to set up two more LNG terminals in Chittagong and Khulna in Bangladesh to increase the import of liquefied natural gas for ensuring Bangladesh’s primary fuel safety. Petrobangla has signed an agreement with a foreign company to set up the Moheshkhali LNG terminal that will have a capacity of 138,000 cubic feet of liquid natural gas. The Government planned to produce 34,000MW from various energy sources by 2030.

Cancer Unit to Be Set Up in Mombasa 23 Aug, 2015
The Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya will have a cancer unit at a cost of Sh7 million in the next three months. The unit will provide radiotherapy and other cancer treatments.

Oman to award $1bn desal projects in Q4 23 Aug, 2015
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) will award contracts for two desalination plants worth RO400 million to be developed as independent water projects (IWP) in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the year. The plants in Barka and Sohar will enter into commercial operation by Q2 2018. OPWP will purchase the potable water produced by the projects under water purchase agreements (WPA) with a term of 20 years. The scope of the projects includes the design, construction, ownership, financing, operation and maintenance of high-efficiency desalination facilities with an output of 531,000 cu m per day. Seven pre-qualified applicants submitted the final bids, including consortiums led by JGC, GS Inima, Valoriza, Veolia, Itochu and Abengoa, and Hyflux – which tendered on its own.

Sparsholt College has unveiled plans for a new power plant that could supply 5,000 23 Aug, 2015
The Sparsholt College in Hampshire, England has unveiled plans to build a new renewable energy plant near Winchester, Virginia. The plant is expected to produce power for the equivalent of nearly 5,000 homes per year.

Ethiopia to soon add 1800MW to main grid 23 Aug, 2015
Ethiopia – Testing started recently at the Gilgel Gibe III hydro-electric dam which when fully operational will add 1870 MW to Ethiopia’s power grid. The plant has started trial electric power production on August 11, 2015. Installation of turbines for the power plant is being carried out. The $1.8 billion project is started five years ago and is being largely funded by the government.

New Tasjeel Centre to be built in Dubai Motor City 23 Aug, 2015
A new Tasjeel Centre for vehicle testing and registration will be set up in Dubai Motor City by the end of 2016. The new site is set to have the capacity to serve over 400 vehicles a day. The plan to open the new centre came after Tasjeel signed an agreement with Union Properties (UP) to build, own and operate a new vehicle testing and registration centre in Dubai Motor City, managed by Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc). The centre, to cover 6,318 square metres, will include a wide range of facilities that allow customers to complete the vehicle testing and registration process. It will also host a retail outlet for sale and installation of vehicle accessories, a car wash, a lubes facility, a convenience store, an insurance booth, a document typing booth and a vehicle repair shop.

Cement plant opens in Rwanda 23 Aug, 2015
A new Cimerwa plant (the only cement producer in Rwanda) has unveiled with expectations to increase cement production from the current production capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year to 600,000 tonnes/yr.

Ethiopia moots plan for cement 23 Aug, 2015
Ethiopia – Industrial Projects Service (IPS) has won a contract from Messebo Cement to conduct an assessment of the cement market around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It will explore the feasibility of opening a grinding plant where semi-processed clinker from Tigray, Ethiopia will be processed to produce cement.

Indonesia’s Len Industri, Singapore’s Sunseap set up JV to produce solar power modules 22 Aug, 2015
PT Len Industri and Sunseap Enterprises of Singapore have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company, called PT Len Sunseap Energy. The joint venture company will produce solar power plant modules with a capacity of 50 MWp in Batamindo Industrial Area in Batam, Riau Islands Province and also plans to start production by the end of 2015.

Water company to build new lagoon in £22 million revamp at Chipstead 22 Aug, 2015
A £22 million project to upgrade a waterworks site is to get under way this autumn. The “significant redevelopment” of Woodmansterne Water Treatment Works, off Outwood Lane, Chipstead, UK will include the creation of a new soakaway lagoon and take three years to complete.

Plan for giant warehouse, subassembly facility near GM plant is on hold, developer says 22 Aug, 2015
The project has been put on “temporary hold” for a planned 1.3-million-square-foot warehouse and subassembly facility near the General Motors assembly plant in Wentzville, United States. The construction of the $40 million to $50 million project is expected to begin in mid-June with completion in December.

Plans set for new plaza in Foster Township 22 Aug, 2015
Ground shall be broken soon on a new 6,000-square-foot plaza planned along Derrick Road in Foster Township, Pennsylvania that will house everything from a restaurant to office space. Skaggs Construction will handle the project, and there will be subcontractors too.

Work begins on largest solar farm east of the Rocky Mountains 22 Aug, 2015
Renewable Power Techniques Americas will assemble Colorado’s largest photo voltaic farm. Comanche Solar will be the second renewable energy project constructed by RES in Colorado, where the company is headquartered. The solar power plant being financed through SunEdison’s Dollars 1.5 billion non-recourse, First Reserve Warehouse. Public Service Co. of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, will purchase electricity generated by the plant under a 25-year power purchase agreement with SunEdison. The building is being managed by contractor RES Americas and is expected to wrap up in the first half of 2016. SunEdison Services will operate and maintain the plant.

S/African group to open shopping center in Mozambique 22 Aug, 2015
Terrace Africa plans to open a shopping centre in the city of Tete in central Mozambique before the end of the year. The shopping centre will have a Shoprite supermarket as its anchor store, which is the largest supermarket chain in Southern Africa with well-established outlets in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

New design for hotel in Saint Marys area 22 Aug, 2015
A new plan has emerged to build a 225-room Holiday Inn and Suites hotel at Second Street and 13th Avenue Southwest, across from Mayo Clinic’s Francis Building in New York. The project team is aiming for an August 26 project submission, which means final approval shall be obtained by January 4 at the earliest. The building will stand six stories at its tallest point and four stories in other areas. Four stories of parking, two underground, will be attached to the project. The team of ESG Architects of Minneapolis and CRW Architecture and Design Group of Rochester has already met twice with neighbors, and informally with Rochester City Council members.

Cuomo announces high-tech manufacturing companies coming to Utica 22 Aug, 2015
Two high-tech manufacturing companies are coming to the Utica area, New York. GE Global Research will be the anchor tenant at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering facility in Utica, New York. Electronics company ams AG will build a new plant near Utica in Marcy, New York.

Work on Jumeirah flyover begins 22 Aug, 2015
Work on the six-lane flyover on Jumeirah Road has begun. Work on all three phases of the Dh2 billion project is at various stages of progress, with the 16-lane flyover on Shaikh Zayed Road at more than halfway stage, while the flyover on Al Wasl Road has also seen significant progress. The Shaikh Zayed Road flyover will rise eight metres high and will stretch for around 800 metres.

BeiGene inks pact with BioBAY to set up its first cGMP manufacturing unit at Industrial Park in China 22 Aug, 2015
BeiGene, is establishing its first current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility for commercial use at BioBAY in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in Suzhou, China. The new 9,000 square meter cGMP manufacturing facility expands the company’s production facilities and will supply materials for future clinical trials and subsequent commercial demand and is expected to be completed by 2017.

Work starts at windfarm site 22 Aug, 2015
Two Northumberland firms have won contracts to help with a windfarm development consisting of four, 126-metre-high turbines. Construction of Infinis Energy PLC’s multi-million-pound Sisters project started last week on land near to Widdrington. Beck Groundworks in Amble and KW Purvis in Alnwick, England have been appointed to build the site entrance. The work effectively kick-starts the ground operations, which will include installation of the site compound/access tracks in readiness for the main construction activity later this year. The scheme is expected to be completed in autumn 2016.

Victoria to fast-track the construction of 50 new wind turbines worth $200m 21 Aug, 2015
The Victorian Government plans to build 50 new wind turbines worth $200m. The government will source renewable energy certificates from new projects in Victoria, bringing forward the building of about 100 MW worth of new wind energy.

New hotel planned for former blockworks site 21 Aug, 2015
A four-storey hotel has been recommended for approval where the old Davie Gordon Blockworks stood off Straik Road in Elrick, Westhill. The 5,000 sqm L-shaped Hampton by Hilton Hotel will feature a mix of accessible, standard and twin bedrooms as well as breakfast space and a fitness suite.

CBU wind farm under construction 21 Aug, 2015
Cape Breton University in Sydney has started preliminary work on a wind farm under the recently cancelled provincial Community Feed-In Tariff program. The university has received a ministerial extension earlier this year for the 5.4 MW project, which is initially approved in 2012 and includes three wind turbines. The first of three turbines shall start producing power in December, with the other two to follow early in the new year. The three turbines will cost about $18 million to install and operate, and under COMFIT rules, Nova Scotia Power will pay the university a fixed price of 13.1 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity produced over the 20-year life of the contract.

Orillia’s new port building could be ready by 2017 21 Aug, 2015
A new Port of Orillia building would be open for business by 2017. The project could be completed within 21 months, a period that includes tendering, awarding of the contract and construction. Consulting firm Urban Strategies Inc. is finalizing conceptual plans for the building and surrounding area based on public input and meetings with stakeholders.

Borouge 3 project to reach completion with planned start-up of XLPE unit 21 Aug, 2015
Borealis will complete its Borouge 3 project with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. near the end of this year with the start up of a cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Located at Borouge’s Ruwais complex, the project includes two Borstar enhanced PE plants with a combined capacity of 1.08-million t/y, a 350,000-t/y low-density PE plant and two Borstar enhanced polypropylene facilities having a total capacity of 960,000 t/y. The project will bring Borouge’s total polyolefins capacity to 4.5-million t/y.

Wanda opens second new Shandong hotel 21 Aug, 2015
Wanda Hotels & Resorts has continued its expansion in China’s Shandong province, with the opening of a second new Wanda Realm hotel this month. The 283-room Wanda Realm Taian opened its doors on 21 August in the city Tai’an. Wanda Realm Taian forms part of the Wanda Plaza Complex. The hotel’s rooms and suites are located on the 25th to 37th floors of the hotel, offering views of the city and mountains beyond. Facilities at the new hotel include three restaurants and a lounge, a fitness centre, indoor heated swimming pool, plus extensive conference and banqueting space, including a seven meeting rooms and a 1,200m² ballroom.

GE to set up power electronics packaging facility in New York
Business Review 21 Aug, 2015
GE Global Research will establish a power electronics packaging facility on the campus of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in the town of Utica, New York. The facility will lead to the commercialization of power electronics applications for defense, super-computing, tablets, cell phones, and others.

Africa’s largest biogas power plant starts operation 21 Aug, 2015
A biogas power plant in has commenced its operations in southwest Kenya. The Naivasha-based plant that has an installed capacity of 2.6 megawatts will now be connected to the national grid. The 7.5 million U.S. dollar project is termed as Africa’s first grid-connect Anaerobic Digester (AD) plant. Built by Tropical Power, the plant uses farm waste that is digested by micro-organisms feeding in the absence of oxygen to produce biogas. Tropical Power will soon be converted to Biojoule Kenya Ltd which is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) and then sign an agreement with Kenya Power as well as the generation and distribution license for the project. The 2.6 MW project is the first of four phases that will see the company also construct a 10 MW solar power project by 2016.

Renewable Energy Systems to build Colorado’s largest solar farm 21 Aug, 2015
Renewable Energy Systems Americas will set up Colorado’s largest solar farm, the Comanche Solar project. SunEdison which raised $253 million for the project will run the solar farm. The farm’s 500,000 panels would stretch about 1,000 acres, and with a capacity of 156MW. Public Service Company of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, and SunEdison have signed a 25-year purchase agreement. In addition, the Comanche Solar project will be financed through SunEdison’s $1.5 billion non-recourse, First Reserve Warehouse.

Gemma Power Systems to Build 475MW Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant for NTE Energy 21 Aug, 2015
Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has received Interim Notice to Proceed (INTP) to commence activities under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services (EPC) contract with NTE Ohio LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to construct a 475 MW state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant in Middletown, OH. The Ohio project features an advanced Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) M501GAC combustion turbine generator, a Vogt Power International supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba America Energy Systems steam turbine generator. The Middletown Energy Center project has a contract value of approximately $300 million and is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2018.

Telkom to build a 3MW solar plant in Pretoria 21 Aug, 2015
Telkom has put out a tender for the design and construction of a solar-powered plant at its Telkom Park in Centurion, Pretoria. The plant will form part of Telkom’s “Centralised Energy Centre Project”. The tender entails the “Procurement of a service provider for the design, supply and installation of the 3 mega volt-ampere photovoltaic plant pertaining to Telkom Centralised Energy Centre Project at Telkom Park in Centurion, Pretoria.”

New biological sewage treatment plant gets USCG approval 21 Aug, 2015
This past May, Jets Vacuum’s Ecomotive Biological Sewage Treatment Plant was approved by the United States Coast Guard. The recent USCG approval will allow U.S. shipbuilders to install the system on vessels being built at their shipyards. Total Marine Solutions represents Jets Vacuum’s Ecomotive Biological Sewage Treatment Plant.

Pacers want to build new training facility Downtown 21 Aug, 2015
Pacers Sports & Entertainment is asking the city’s Capital Improvement Board to let it build a new training facility with offices and a major tenant on a sliver of land across the street from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. If approved, it would build the facility with private financing. At the conclusion of the agreement, the Pacers would give the facility to the CIB.

Design-build option for new port building recommended 21 Aug, 2015
For the Port of Orillia to be ready for the start of the 2017 boating season, the city needs to follow a design-build process, for the replacement of the Port of Orillia building that was destroyed by fire in December. Using the design-build process, the new building could be completed in 21 months. Urban Strategies has been retained by the city to assist in the development of concepts for the port and is in the process of refining the concept plans and beginning to move into the final stages of the project.

Smithfield Foods to build another expansion in Cudahy 21 Aug, 2015
Smithfield Foods Inc. is expanding its Cudahy facility by 12,500 square feet, including adding four new smokehouses and two dry rooms. The company broke ground on the project this week. The new space will increase production capacity by three million pounds annually and allow for four additional dry rooms when future sales demand more volume. The expansion is scheduled to be complete in March 2016. Smithfield will make various salami and pepperoni products at the dry sausage facility. Also, the company broke ground in April on a new $12 million bacon slicing plant. The 17,000-square-foot plant includes four slicing lines that will increase Smithfield’s bacon capacity by approximately 10 million pounds annually. The plant is expected to be fully operational by October.

Gov’t approves investment in state-run hospitals 21 Aug, 2015
The Czech government approved a plan for a 10-billion-crown strategic investment in seven hospitals directly controlled by the Health Ministry in the next five years. The hospitals will cover 30 percent of the investments to be made in 2016-2020 from their budgets. Subsidies from the EU Structural Funds cannot be used for these projects. The investments will allow to reconstruct and modernise clinics and build new facilities in them.

Kirkuk to build international airport 21 Aug, 2015
Iraq’s government has approved plans to construct an international airport in Kirkuk province. Hurriya military airbase on the outskirt of Kirkuk, will be revamped into a modern airport with international and national flights.

LyondellBasell looking at Texas sites for new chemical plant 21 Aug, 2015
LyondellBasell is looking to build a new polyethylene plant at one of its sites in southern Texas. It will start up 250 million pounds of new ethylene capacity at its Channelview complex near the end of August. It could be a combination greenfield-brownfield project in the greater Houston region. It is planning to spend up to $4 billion in capital through 2020 along the Gulf Coast, mostly in Texas. By the end of the month, the company will start up its $200 million project to add large cracking furnaces that will produce 250 million more pounds of ethylene per year. Eventually, it will further expand the Channelview complex to add 550 million pounds of ethylene production capacity a year, likely to be completed by 2018 or 2019.

German e-commerce company to construct 120,000 sq m warehouse 21 Aug, 2015

Panattoni Europe, a logistics real estate developer, has been awarded a contract by Jago AG, an e-commerce company, to develop a 120,000 sq m logistics facility in the Industriepark Rurtal commercial zone near Hückelhoven, Germany. Construction is due to take place in four stages. During the first stage 40,000 sq m of warehousing and logistics space and 1,450 sq m for office and social areas will be developed. This stage is scheduled for handover to Jago in March 2016. The other building stages are to follow consecutively, with the entire project due for completion in August 2017.

Costa Rican company opens first liquid egg processing plant in Central America 21 Aug, 2015
The Costa Rican company Innovo on 20th August, inaugurated in Naranjo, Alajuela, the first liquid egg plant in Central America. The plant required a $2 million investment as Innovo had to import all of its machinery from Italy and Denmark. Operations launched a month and a half ago and the plant currently is producing 25 tons of liquid eggs a week.

Portuguese Fruit Processing company to open up in Kingston 21 Aug, 2015
Prtugese fruit processing company Frulact plans to expand its operations into North America, and open up shop in Kingston. The 5 million dollar investment includes a processing plant and research and development facility. The company has already secured the rights to an adjacent lot on Centennial Drive – to accommodate potential expansion. Frulact’s Canadian operations will be built on a 15 acre chunk of land on Centennial Drive, and will be 75000 SQFT in size. The company plans to begin operations in October of 2016.

India’s Motherson to invest $150 million in Alabama plant 21 Aug, 2015
Samvardhana Motherson Group is investing $150 million in a facility in Alabama to make bumpers, interior panels and other parts for Mercedes Benz. Construction is set to begin later this year in eastern Tuscaloosa County, production would start in 2018 for a range of exterior and interior parts for Mercedes.

SunEdison awards 156 MW solar project to RES 21 Aug, 2015
Renewable Energy Systems (RES), an EPC contractor, has been selected by SunEdison to construct 156 MWdc Comanche Solar project located seven miles southeast of Pueblo, Colo. It will generate more than 300 gigawatt-hours of energy a year for the customers of Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), a subsidiary of Xcel Energy.

2-year construction project gets underway on I-10 in Beaumont 21 Aug, 2015
Preparation work for yet another big highway construction project will kick off on 21 August. The stretch of Interstate 10 at Major Drive will become an overpass. The deadline is March 2017. The I-10/Major Drive overpass is estimated to cost nearly $30 million.

M&S Simply Food store set to come to Louth 21 Aug, 2015
A Marks & Spencer food store is set to come to Queen Street, Louth. The proposed site is currently home to Kidgate Surgery, which would be rebuilt further back on the site as a brand new building with expanded services if the development goes ahead. Park Broom Homes secured planning permission for the Queen Street site. The development plans also include three or four smaller retail units next to the proposed food store and new doctors’ surgery, with one of the units expected to be snapped up by a leading chemist brand. The other smaller units would be non-food retailers, possibly including a sports equipment store.

Jugofresh Coming to Whole Foods Market Fort Lauderdale 21 Aug, 2015

Miami’s popular Jugofresh will bring their cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and plant-based snacks to Fort Lauderdale later this month with the opening of their first Broward County store. Jugofresh will be located inside the Fort Lauderdale Whole Foods Market, and will open for business beginning August 28.

Coca-Cola to invest $4 billion in China over next 3 years: CEO Muhtar Kent
PTI 21 Aug, 2015
Coca-Cola will invest $4 billion in China over the next three years. At a cost of $56 million, the new Huabei plant, located in Xianghe county in northern Hebei province, will feature nine production lines, and produce a total of 250 million unit cases annually. By 2017, the new 50,000-square metre plant will have four production lines, adding 100 million unit cases to annual production in China. Following the groundbreaking of a new plant in central China two weeks ago, the Huabei plant is the second Coca-Cola plant to be built under the new investment plan.

Donald Trump to Break Ground in Bali With New Hotel 21 Aug, 2015
The Trump Hotel Collection announced lucky 13, a new luxury resort and residential development on the southwest coast of Bali. The deal was struck in New York City between the MNC Group, an Indonesian investment group, and the Trump Hotel Collection – which will manage the new resort in Bali. In 2016, construction will begin.

Plans approved for new £7m extension of Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews 21 Aug, 2015
Macdonald Hotels have secured panning permission for a new £7 million hotel expansion of the Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews. The 128-year-old hotel, which overlooks the 18th green at The Old Course, is being expanded with a new 44-suite extension. Plans for the extension include a new rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace and glass-fronted suites. Work is expected to begin on the development next year.

Finvarb Group plans new hotel in South Beach 21 Aug, 2015
Finvarb Group plans to build a hotel at the longtime site of a Boston Market, at 1750 Alton Road, on the Collins Canal. The property is next to the Marriott Residence Inn South Beach, designed by architect Kobi Karp, that the group is also developing and which is currently under construction. The newly proposed hotel will have 96 rooms and a restaurant. Construction is expected to begin next year, with the hotel opening in 2017.

Voltic to build recycle processing plant 20 Aug, 2015
Voltic GH Ltd plans to build an ultra-modern recycle processing plant at Ghana. The company is currently going through an assessment process with other partners from different countries to ascertain the most appropriate processing plant.

British Electronic Company to Set Up Chip Design Center in Morocco 20 Aug, 2015
British STMicroelectronics Company plans to set up a chip design center for its IC design in Morocco.

NetCom sets up 95 new 3G and 4G base stations in 2 weeks 20 Aug, 2015
TeliaSonera’s Norwegian arm, NetCom, has set up 95 new 3G and 4G base stations over the past fortnight. It now provides LTE to 92 percent of the population of Norway. By the end of 2016, it aims to supply high-speed mobile internet to 98 percent of the population. In recent weeks, it has concentrated on North Norway, where six towns in Nordland county and nine in Troms county have got new or improved 4G reception.

Corps to help ND town of Cooperstown build new water line 20 Aug, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the North Dakota town of Cooperstown to build a new water line. The $2.9 million project involves placing five miles of 8-inch PVC pipe from the Cooperstown wells to the town’s water treatment plant. The federal government is picking up $2.2 million of the cost under the corps’ environmental infrastructure assistance program.

West End to Build New Theatre at Tower Bridge 20 Aug, 2015
Plans are announced for a new 900-seat theatre at Tower Bridge. Situated at the heart of Berkeley Homes’ landmark One Tower Bridge development, the venue will be the flagship theatre for the London Theatre Company. The auditorium is designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins. The theatre will also create a new cultural destination, complemented by restaurants, cafes and shops within this iconic mixed use development. The new theatre is due to open in 2017, subject to financing and planning. The One Tower Bridge development is due for completion in 2017. The additional commercial units are due to be released later this year (2015).

New Hospital For St. Luke’s To Open in 2019 20 Aug, 2015
New improvements on Cesar Chavez and Valencia streets are underway as the new replacement hospital for St. Luke’s is expected to open by 2019. The projected new building will be seven stories, approximately 215,000 square-feet, and will have two lobbies, a new emergency room and about 120 rooms for patients. Plans are on for another new building, to the right of where the new site is currently sitting now, in roughly 2020.

New Montreal Shriners Hospital for Children inaugurated 20 Aug, 2015
A new Montreal Shriners Hospital for Children was inaugurated on 20th August. The hospital has moved to the McGill University Health Centre’s Glen superhospital site from its previous location next to the Montreal General Hospital on Des Pins Avenue. The new hospital is scheduled to open to the public on Oct. 5, while the old one is now up for sale. The new Shriners hospital is equipped with four operating rooms, up from the two at its previous location.

New Hotel Proposed for Property Near Texas Avenue, University Drive 20 Aug, 2015
College Station’s city council will consider rezoning land near one of the city’s busiest intersections for another new hotel. A seven-story Embassy Suites with 160-170 rooms, an indoor pool, small banquet rooms and a two-story parking garage is on the drawing board for a majority of the property surrounded by University Drive, Jane Street, Cooner Street and Eisenhower Street. If the land is developed as proposed, it would be valued at an estimated $38 million.

Duke Energy seeks RFPs for two major solar projects 20 Aug, 2015
Duke Energy issued a request for proposals (RFP) for about 53 MW (AC) of utility-scale solar capacity to be in-service in its South Carolina service areas by the end of 2016. The development is part of Duke Energy’s Distributed Energy Resource Program, which was approved by the Public Service Commission on July 15. The RFP allows bidders to offer a power-purchase agreement to the company, and/or to provide a proposal through which Duke Energy would take ownership of the proposed project. Duke Energy has also sought an RFP for up to 5 megawatts of solar capacity for its Shared Solar Program, which allows multiple customers to subscribe to the output of a specific solar facility and share in the economic benefits of the power produced. The deadline for both RFPs is mid-October.

Afton Chemical Receives Approval to Expand Their New Singapore Manufacturing Facility 20 Aug, 2015

Afton Chemical Corporation has received approval from the NewMarket Corporation board to begin construction of the new second phase of its chemical additive manufacturing facility on Jurong Island, Singapore. The construction of the first phase (previously announced in July, 2012) is scheduled to be completed by year end 2015. The second phase, which includes the construction of additional component production units will more than double Afton’s investment in Jurong Island for a total of approximately S$400 million. This new phase is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Efforts to build $4.5B SC-Georgia port nearing milestone 20 Aug, 2015
Years of planning for South Carolina and Georgia to build a joint $4.5 billion container ship terminal on the Savannah River is nearing a milestone. The board is told that port capacity in both Charleston and Savannah will begin running out in a decade. Environmental studies for the new terminal are expected to take eight years. If all goes to plan, the first phase shall be open in 14 years.

Menzel construct special motor for cement plant in Oman 20 Aug, 2015
Menzel Elektromotoren has completed the construction of a motor fitted into a special enclosure for a cement plant in Oman.

Siemens bags 100 MW onshore wind deal in Australia 20 Aug, 2015
Siemens has bagged a 100 MW deal for the Hornsdale wind farm project located in South Australia. The agreement includes also a long-term service contract. As per the wind deal, Siemens will be supplying 32 direct drive wind turbines. The construction of the wind power project will start immediately. The company will provide the turn-key project solution including 32 wind turbines with civil and electrical infrastructure as per the contract and will maintain the wind farm for Neoen on a long-term maintenance contract signed simultaneously with the EPC contract.

RM1.55bil highway project gets green light 20 Aug, 2015
The East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) project has been approved by the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) albeit with several conditions in place. The approval is for Phase One of the expressway project, which is a 24.16km stretch from the Sungai Long Interchange to the Ukay Perdana Interchange. At a cost of RM1.55bil, the highway is designed as a closed toll system and with five toll plazas at each of the planned five interchanges.

India to Set Up Space Research and Satellite Monitoring Station in Fiji 20 Aug, 2015
The Indian Space Research Organization plans to open a new space research and satellite monitoring station on the Fiji Islands. The proposal for the same will be announced shortly.

MediAngels to raise $5-mn for overseas expansion 20 Aug, 2015

MediAngels, will be raising $5 million in next two months to fund its expansion in Gulf region and South East Asia. The company have already signed term papers for the funds and a formal announcement will be made in about two months.

Two coal-fired power plants set for Fukushima 20 Aug, 2015
Five Japanese firms have joined forces to construct two coal-fired power plants in Fukushima. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Joban Joint Power have joined forces to develop the 540 MW project, which aims to create an industrial base and open up job opportunities to support local economic recovery. The companies will be working to implement the project with operations to start in the early 2020s.

BOC and Eastman open hydrogen plant in South Wales 20 Aug, 2015
BOC and Eastman Chemical Company have commissioned a hydrogen plant, delivered by BOC, at Eastman’s site at Newport in South Wales, UK.

SolarReserve receives environmental approval for solar power plant in Chile 20 Aug, 2015
SolarReserve has received environmental approval from the Chilean Government to develop one of the world’s largest solar projects with energy storage. Utilizing SolarReserve’s proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology, the Copiapo Solar Project, scheduled to reach commercial operation in 2019, will deliver 260 MW of reliable, clean, non-intermittent baseload power 24 hours a day to consumers of the central interconnected system (SIC).

South Korean firm proposes building solar power plant in southern Vietnamese city 20 Aug, 2015
Vetco Vina has recently suggested building a 130 MW solar power plant in southern Vietnam. The plant will cover 50 hectares of land in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and cost around VND1.2 trillion.

GPA signs $900M fuel contract 20 Aug, 2015
Hyundai Corp. sealed its estimated $900 million deal to supply Guam Power Authority with heavy fuel oil for three years. GPA signed the agreement with Hyundai while it tries to reduce reliance on air-polluting fossil fuels and add more earth-friendly energy sources, such as solar. The contract with Hyundai costs about $300 million a year, and locks in GPA’s costs associated with shipping heavy fuel oil, including tankers and insurance, from Singapore.

Sinohydro erects 1st turbine at 200-MW Xinjiang wind park 20 Aug, 2015

Sinohydro Corp has successfully installed the first turbine at a 200 MW wind power plant in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The wind farm will be equipped with 134 units of 1.5-MW turbines. The first of the machines is expected to be hooked to the grid by the end of the current year.

Medical molder MedPlast to open fourth plant in China 20 Aug, 2015
MedPlast Inc. plans to build its fourth health care products plant in Suzhou, China that entails about 20,000-square-foot of area and planned for completion by fourth quarter of 2015.

Kroger (KR) to build new Corryville store 20 Aug, 2015
Kroger plans to build a new $20 million “urban” store in Corryville, Ohio. The new store will replace the current Kroger located at 1 West Corry Street in the University Plaza shopping center. Kroger will close the existing store on September 12, 2015 to begin site work and construction of the new facility that will entail 69,000 square feet. It will take about 12 to 14 months to complete the new store that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. The new Kroger will include a drive-through pharmacy, a Little Clinic, beer taps and growler stations, Murray’s Cheese, a Natural Foods section, Starbucks, bistro with a grab-and-go entrance, and floral department.

WinCo begins plans to build new grocery store in Moses Lake 20 Aug, 2015
WinCo Foods is coming to Moses Lake, Washington. The Boise, Idaho, grocery store chain filed an application for a site plan with the City of Moses Lake Building Department. The store will be located between Stratford Road and Central Drive, adjacent to Moses Lake Town Center, which houses Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts store and the future Marshall’s and Party City stores and it is to be located on about 16 acres.

Massive new cement depot to be built on Plymouth’s waterfront 20 Jul, 2015
A major new cement depot is to be built on Plymouth’s waterfront after plans are approved. Six huge silos spring up at an historic wharf, putting it back into use and creating jobs. The Victoria Group is behind the plans to build the new bulk cement storage and distribution terminal at Corporation Wharf in Cattedown. Plymouth City Council has now granted conditional approval to the plans, giving them the go-ahead.

To build sewage treatment plant for Os municipality 20 Aug, 2015
Veidekke Entreprenor has signed a contract to carry out the ground and blasting works for the new main sewage treatment plan in Os municipality. The value of the contract is NOK 112 million excluding VAT. The contract includes blasting access, a cavern and a discharge tunnel totalling around 100,000 cubic metres of rock. Veidekke will additionally carry out ground works such as earth moving and levelling, and establish infrastructure such as trenches and water and drainage facilities at Ytre Moberg and in Greidalen. Work will commence in October and is slated for completion by February 2017.

APC approves apartment complex, new hotel 20 Aug, 2015
The Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission approved a new apartment complex at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and U.S. 231. The “Cottages on Cumberland,” will contain 93 units, with two to four bedrooms per unit.

Project Renewal to Build Another Supportive/Affordable Housing Complex in Bedford Park 19 Aug, 2015
Project Renewal is slated to construct a 12 and 14 story building complex at 2880 Jerome Ave, New York, United States. Overall, a total of 213 units will be built with supportive and affordable units intermingled into each property. Building One will house 132 units, 71 of which are supportive with 61 affordable while Building Two will hold 81 units–49 supportive and 32 affordable.

Tutor Perini Unit Wins $140M Contract for Miami Resort 19 Aug, 2015
Tutor Perini Building Corp., has secured a contract worth $140 million. Scope of the project includes construction and renovation of two luxury residential towers in Miami Beach. The first tower will feature the redevelopment of an existing 16-story renowned housing tower into a 22-unit ultra-luxury condominium tower. The contract work also entails refurbishment of all public and back-of-house areas, spa & fitness center, retail and landscaping of the apartment. Pre-construction work for both towers is currently in progress. Construction work is expected to begin in Oct 2015 with substantial completion expected in the third quarter of 2017. The value of the contract is expected to be included in the company’s fourth-quarter backlog.

Asunim Türkiye to build 6.9 MWP power plant in Turkey 19 Aug, 2015
Asunim Yenilenebilir Enerji Teknolojileri; leading Turkish EPC contractor and a member of Asunim group and its partner Phoenix Solar AG a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed in Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, have been jointly awarded an order by a Turkish consortium to build an array of six photovoltaic power plants with a total capacity of 6.9 MWp in the surroundings of the city of Kayseri in central Anatolia. The location has already been prepared and the construction work is scheduled to begin immediately and to be completed by the end of 2015.

Iran, Germany sign contract to generate power in SW Iran 19 Aug, 2015
Iran and Germany have signed a contract for the construction of a wind farm and two photovoltaic power plants in Arvand Free Trade Zone in southwest Iran. The wind farm will be able to generate 100 MW of electricity while the photovoltaic power plants will produce 40 MW of electricity. The project will be implemented through Germany’s investment in cooperation with Iran’s private sector and will see the first wind farm built by Iranian private companies. The first phase of the project, a total amount of 130,000 MW per year of power will be generated by 30 wind turbines that will be installed within the geographical limits of the Arvand Free Trade Zone. The first phase of the wind farm project includes construction of a 48-MW power plant in a period of less than 18 months while the second phase will see construction of the rest of the wind farm, which will produce 58 MW of electricity and is scheduled to be made operational by 2019.

Camiguin Island to build $120M solar power, wind farm 19 Aug, 2015
The Camiguin Provincial Government has inked a deal with the Spanish Government for the construction of a US$120 million solar power plant and wind farm for the energy needs of the island province. The construction of the five-hectare solar facility will start in either the towns of Sagay and Guinsiliban in Philippines by October. The construction of the wind farm containing seven turbines will start soon after the construction of the solar power plant will be finished. Both solar and wind power plants are expected to generate 9 MW of electricity

Alliant, Hanwha plan solar plant in township 19 Aug, 2015

Alliant Energy in partnership with Hanwha Q Cells USA is planning a 2.25 MW solar power installation to be built on Alliant Energy’s Town of Beloit property near its Rock River Generating Station. Under the collaboration, Hanwha will design, construct, own and operate the solar facility, and Alliant Energy will purchase the clean power from it. Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin utility has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Hanwha, which includes an option to purchase the facility at the end of the power purchase agreement’s term. Construction of the solar energy facility will be begined this year and it shall be operational by the first half of next year.

Rumpke to build gas-to-energy plant in Georgetown 19 Aug, 2015
Rumpke Waste and Recycling plans to build a 4.8 MW gas-to-energy plant at their Georgetown landfill, which will take gas produced from the landfill and convert it into electricity. Rumpke is partnering with the Energy Development’s for the project. The two companies will also apply for a new or amended air permit from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and construction is expected to begin on the south side of the landfill in 2016.

Westar Energy plans transmission upgrades 19 Aug, 2015

Westar Energy plans to upgrade about one mile’s worth of transmission lines to a future substation near Bradken, a next-step in the company’s investment in energy in Atchison, Kansas, United States.

Antero announces plans for state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility in Doddridge County 19 Aug, 2015
Antero Resources Corporation will be constructing a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia. AnteroThe company will partner with Veolia Water Technonoliges Inc. and Veolia North America to build the 60,000 barrel per day complex that will treat and reuse flowback and produced water rather than permanently dispose of the water in injection wells. The complex will take two years to construct and is expected to be completed sometime in 2017, pending finalization of project logistics.

Calumet County to build new highway facility 19 Aug, 2015
The Calumet County Board has approved the construction of a new highway facility. A new 49,650-square-foot building, costing $7,326,000 will be conctructed at Glendale, California and it will contain the highway department’s offices, meeting rooms, a truck wash, welding bay, repair area and storage for the department’s equipment.

Phoenix receives $300K to build well in northern part of city 19 Aug, 2015
The city of Phoenix has received a $300,000 grant to build a new well in the northern part of the city. The new well will be built at the Deer Valley Water Treatment Plant near Dunlap, Illinois. It is being funded by a federal grant from the Bureau of Reclamation. The well is expected to be in operation in 2017.

Fishers tech company announces expansion, new jobs 19 Aug, 2015
ConsulTeams LLC plans to expand its business in Fishers and investing approximately $775,000 by December 2019. The company offers businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with leading talent quickly, easily and affordably.

Renovations to begin on Springmaid Resort in September 19 Aug, 2015
Renovations are set to begin on the Springmaid Beach Resort in United States by September. The renovation will include a complete makeover of all 452 remaining guest rooms, which are located in the Live Oak and Palmetto towers. All guest rooms will feature an ocean view, private balcony, 40-inch HD TVs and a resort-themed design palette. The property will be rebranded as a DoubleTree by Hilton upon completion of the renovation.

Feds OK Start of Rockland Pipeline Work 19 Aug, 2015
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC permission to perform preconstruction piping investigations at the Southeast Compressor Station in New York.

Saratoga Hospital poised to acquire 16 acres to expand campus 19 Aug, 2015
Saratoga Hospital is preparing to acquire 16 acres of land to expand its campus and consolidate several medical offices in Saratoga Springs, New York. The hospital has an option to buy two parcels totalling a little more than 16 acres from D.A. Collins Construction Co. The hospital is seeking permission to build up to a 75,000-square-foot building that will enable Saratoga Hospital to place those offices under one roof as leases expire.

Construction of U.S. Route 301 toll road expected to start in January 19 Aug, 2015

Groundbreaking for the new U.S. Route 301 toll highway shall happen early January. The total estimated funding needed to construct the U.S. 301 mainline project is $470 million.

Greenskies Renewable Energy bags $165 mn funding for 127 projects 19 Aug, 2015
Greenskies Renewable Energy has procured a $165 million financial package to finance its 127 solar energy projects to be constructed across 12 states. The projects, stretching from Maine to California, received the funding from First Niagara Financial Group.

Rajesh Exports bags Rs 1,170 crore order from UAE 18 Aug, 2015
Rajesh Exports has bagged an export order worth Rs. 1,170 crore of designer range of gold and diamond studded jewellery and medallions from M/s Al Malek Jewellery, UAE. The order is to be completed by October, which will significantly add to its bottomline.

Victoria State Government to Build New Hospital in Australia 18 Aug, 2015
Australia’s Victoria State Government has unveiled plans to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital with a capital investment of AUD 200 million. The new hospital will be a five story facility featuring 20 maternity delivery rooms, 237 beds, 39 special care nursery cots, four operating theaters, and additional clinics. Design consultants include Lyons Architecture (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) and building services engineers Waterman AHW (Sydney, NSW, Australia).

Maui County ready to start work on new water treatment plant 18 Aug, 2015
Maui County has received approval from the state to begin construction of a water treatment plant which will nearly double the capacity of the existing facility. The new facility will cost $12 to $15 million dollar and it will produce about 3.2 million gallons of treated water per day. Construction shall begin next summer and take about two years.

Hallstar Opens New Suzhou, China Research Center to Drive Breakthrough Innovation in Specialty Chemistry 18 Aug, 2015
Hallstar has officially inaugurated its state-of-the-art facility in Suzhou, China. The Hallstar New Material Science & Technology (Suzhou) Company will serve as an R&D and technical support base in the Asia Pacific region. The facility will conduct advanced research for applications in two core markets. For the beauty and personal care market, this will include sun protection, anti-aging, whitening and new ingredients that mimic the natural functions of the skin. For the industrial additives market, this will include polymer plasticizing, surface enhancement and processing improvements.

UAE’s ENEC awards $2.5bn deals for nuclear plant construction 18 Aug, 2015
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has awarded contracts worth $2.5bn to local firms to construct the United Arab Emirates’ first nuclear power plant. More than 1,100 local firms have been contracted for the delivery of products and services at the Barakah plant in the western region of Abu Dhabi. The work on all four units is more than 48 per cent done. Upon completion, the Barakah plant will have a capacity to generate approximately 5,600 megawatts of power. Unit 1 of the plant is scheduled for completion in 2017 while the other units are set to follow at interval of 12 months. The final unit is scheduled to commence commercial operations in 2020, pending regulatory reviews and licensing.

sPower signs 10-MW solar PPA in California 18 Aug, 2015

Sustainable Power Group, also known as sPower, has signed a 20-year PPA for its 10 MW sPower Western Antelope Dry Ranch project in Lancaster, California. The Group has entered into the off-take contract with the Lancaster Choice Energy. The solar park will enter the construction phase in mid-2016 and is expected to be completed by the end of that year. Upon completion, the solar power station will consist of about 41,000 photovoltaic modules mounted on a tracking system and capable of generating enough electricity to cover the annual electricity consumption of more than 1,800 local homes.

Semirara coal plant adds 300MW to grid 18 Aug, 2015
Semirara Mining and Power Corp’s Calaca coal plant will supply an additional 300 MW to the electricity grid starting next month. The company, through wholly-owned subsidiary SEM-Calaca Power Corp., owns and operates a 600 MW coal plant in the municipality of Calaca. Through another subsidiary, Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp. (SLPGC), the listed parent has expanded that Calaca coal plant to 900 MW through two 150 MW units.

DHL to invest EUR 100 mn in Austria parcel network 18 Aug, 2015

Deutsche Post plans to invest over 100 million euros to establish its own parcel network in Austria tailored for e-commerce.

Russia To Build New Radar Stations In Azerbaijan, Near Arctic Circle 18 Aug, 2015
Russia’s Defense Ministry broadcasting channel, Zvezda-TV, has plans to start building new early warning radar stations in Azerbijan and near the Arctic Circle. The radar stations are meant to provide long-distance monitoring of airspace. The construction of the Voronezh-DM radar will start at Azerbaijan’s Soviet-era Qabala military complex in 2017 and is scheduled to be completed during 2019.

Macy’s to Build New Store in Salt Lake City Market 18 Aug, 2015
Macy’s Inc. will build a new Macy’s store at Fashion Place in Murray, Utah. Construction will begin in early 2016 after the former Dillard’s building is razed, with an opening planned for spring 2017. The new Macy’s will be a 160,000-square-foot, two-level store with a full range of apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as home merchandise.

St Clare Hospice to build new office and storage facility to meet demand for services 18 Aug, 2015
St Clare Hospice is to build a new office and storage facility on its Hastingwood site in England. Weston Homes is appointed to undertake the construction project. The proposed two-storey building will have storage space for vital clinical equipment and fundraising resources, whilst the upper floor will provide an open plan office for some of the hospice’s essential support and administrative staff. The design proposal includes dedicated facilities for the maintenance and gardening teams as well.

Flames unveil plans for new arena, sports complex 18 Aug, 2015
The Calgary Flames is to build a hockey arena and events center, as well as a football stadium with a roof, on property west of downtown. The proposed Flames arena will seat 19,000-20,000 for hockey, lacrosse and special events.

Megaworld unveils plan to build 20 new malls in five years; two slated for yearend launch 18 Aug, 2015
Megaworld Corp. is opening two new malls within its township at Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines before the end of the year, kicking off its planned rollout of 20 new malls in the next five years. The firm is spending P4 billion to develop its full-scale flagship mall and a dining mall with a combined gross floor area (GFA) of around 110,000 square meters (sq.m.).

CBHS plans $10M sports building as part of capital campaign 18 Aug, 2015
Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California is starting construction on a $10 million, collegiate-level sports building. The ceremonial groundbreaking for The Brothers Development Center will be on September 11, 2015. The two-story, 50,000-square-foot multipurpose athletic building will house two training and weight rooms, a sports medicine and therapy area, a film and reception area with panoramic views of the school’s athletic campus, a multi-function wrestling arena, and expanded locker rooms for football and lacrosse.

Southeastern Community College in Keokuk is set to build a new technology center 18 Aug, 2015
Southeast Community College in Keokuk, United States will soon begin building a new Industrial Maintenance Technology Center. The school is awardard a one million dollar grant to help fund the 4.5 million dollar building. The new facility is vital to train students with advanced industrial technologies. The facilty is due to open by December of 2016.

Saxlund to build £2M biomass handling system in Wales 18 Aug, 2015
Saxlund is to build a £2.1M biomass handling system at a green energy project in Margam, South Wales. The work will involve designing, manufacturing, delivering and commissioning two automatic fuel handling systems. The timetable for delivery is September next year for commissioning, with takeover set for 2017.

Hobbs could get new biofuel facility 18 Aug, 2015
Joule Unlimited is eyeing the southeastern New Mexico city of Hobbs for the site of its new one-acre biofuel plant. The company has yet to finalize its decision on the location. The company has received an additional $40 Million in financing towards its Hobbs facility in July and has raised an overall total of $200 million.

Budget hotel aggregator Zo Room’s parent Zostel expands its hostel chain internationally 18 Aug, 2015

Zostel has launched its first international hostel in Vietnam as the company looks to build a global presence. The Tiger Global backed startup is looking at setting up at least 25 hostels across three countries including Nepal, Sri Lanka and and India in the next three months.

Spa With the Sun King: Versailles Plans Hotel on Premises 18 Aug, 2015
In an effort to raise revenue, management for the Versailles palace, France is inviting bids from private companies to open a hotel inside three former 17th century mansions that are currently unoccupied. The estimated cost of renovations for the hotel stand between $4.44 million and $7.77 million. The winning bidder will be given a 60-year license to operate the hotel, and a percentage of its profits must go toward the Palace.

Tang Palace Hotel opens 18 Aug, 2015
A four-star state of the Art hotel Tang Palace in Ghana is expected to be inaugurated on August 19, 2015. The hotel facility is expected to contribute to Ghana’s Tourism & hospitality industry and help the country maximize the opportunities in the sector. The hotel entails 112 modern bedrooms and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Kroger (KR) announces online ordering in 7 other Ind. stores 18 Aug, 2015
Kroger will be extending their online grocery ordering system to in Central Indiana. The Customers will make an order at An employee at the Kroger store will then hand pick the items and store them in temperature appropriate zones until the customer arrives to properly care for frozen or refrigerated items. If a requested item is unavailable, Kroger will offer up a substitute.

ADB plans to fund 3 power projects in Nepal 17 Aug, 2015
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to finance three major power projects two hydropower plants and a new Nepal-India cross-border transmission lines in the next few years. The two hydropower storage-type projects are the 300 MW Dudh Koshi Hydropower Project and the 410 MW Nalsing Gadh Hydropower Project. The cross-border transmission line will be built under ADB’s South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project.

Royal Victoria Hospital: New £150m emergency department ready to open 17 Aug, 2015
A new state-of-the-art emergency department is ready to open at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It forms part of a new regional 12-storey critical care building that has cost more than £150m to build. The new unit will open to the public on 19th August, 2015, almost three years behind schedule.

Waste plant to get upgrade 17 Aug, 2015
A multi-million dollar upgrade to Marton’s wastewater treatment plant in New Zealand has been endorsed by councillors. The plan, which includes a second anaerobic pond, new storage tanks and community involvement in the process, is discussed by Rangitikei District Council’s assets and infrastructure committee last week.

Monadelphous wins Chevron work 17 Aug, 2015
Monadelphous has won a new three-year facilities maintenance contract covering Chevron’s Barrow Island assets. The contract will cover operation and maintenance of support facilities and associated utilities, and includes water and wastewater treatment plants, power generation and distribution systems, as well as the management and maintenance of various buildings, vehicles, plant and equipment.

Echo Entertainment plans six-star hotel for Gold Coast Jupiters site 17 Aug, 2015
High Rollers will be the target market for a new $200 million-plus luxury six-star hotel at the Gold Coast Jupiters Casino’s Broadbeach site in Australia. The hotel will have 70 rooms. Echo Entertainment is spending $345 million to build the new curvaceously-designed hotel, coupled with a refurbishment of the existing hotel. Probuild will construct the new building. It is expected to be finished by the end of 2017.

Royal Enfield sets up direct sales subsidiary in the US 17 Aug, 2015

Royal Enfield has set up a direct distribution subsidiary in the US, its first outside India. The company plans to open its fully-branded retail stores in the US that will sell its entire product line up of motorcycles and gear. The subsidiary will directly sell to dealers and even to customers as a well as directly conduct all market development and support activities such as marketing, service, after sales etc for the Royal Enfield brand in North America.

CAFRE invests in Mimaki packaging set-up 17 Aug, 2015
The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) spent around £60,000 on the new machines for its Loughry campus near Cookstown in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Mimaki’s JV300-160 roll-fed solvent printer twins high speed, up to around 100sqm/hr, with good quality. The CF2-1218RC flatbed cutting table helps students produce live packaging proofs.

First phase of China-Thai railway set to build in Q4 17 Aug, 2015
Thai and Chinese Governments will be investing 300 billion baht project, a 873-kilometres railway for medium speed trains which is expected to start the bidding process for the first two construction contracts in the fourth quarter of this year. Initially, the State Railway of Thailand plans to borrow around 200 billion baht from domestic financial institutes to invest in the civil structure. Afterwards, they will set up a joint venture firm, of which Thai state agencies will hold 60 per cent and Chinese government 40 per cent, to invest the remaining 100 billion baht in the operation system and maintenance. The first phase, which is a 133-kilometres route from Bangkok to Kaengkoi and a 138.5-kilometres route from Kaengkoi to Nakhon Rachasima province, is expected to start the construction on October 23 after it proposes to the cabinet on September 10 and it will take two years and a half to complete. For the first phase, China Railway Construction Corporation Limited and China Railway Engineering Corporation will co-work with Thai construction companies, which win the bidding, and provide the advance-technologies for the construction.

BWXT awarded contracts for nuclear power plant in China 17 Aug, 2015
BWX Technologies, Inc. is awarded major contracts for steam generator design and component manufacturing for the HPR1000 nuclear power plant in Guangxi, China. The steam generator design contract for Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Co’s (GFNP) Units 3 and 4 is awarded by China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. and China Nuclear Power Design Company which are the wholly-owned subsidiaries of China General Nuclear Power Corporation. Contracts for the manufacture of steam generator components for GFNP’s Unit 3 and manufacturing support for GFNP’s Unit 4 are awarded by Dongfang Electric Corporation and Dongfang (Guangzhou) Heavy Machinery Corporation. Delivery of the steam generator components is scheduled for 2018.

GE Signs Largest Jenbacher Engine Contract 17 Aug, 2015
GE has signed a contract for a new gas-fired thermal power plant in Kiel, Germany, delivering 20 Jenbacher J920 Flextra gas engines with a power output of 190 MW. General contractor Kraftanlagen München (KAM) will build the plant on behalf of municipal utility Stadtwerke Kiel. The order from Stadtwerke Kiel is divided into two phases. The initial project involves the planning and construction of the pump house to connect to the district heating system, the electrode boiler and heat storage as well as scheduling and obtaining operating approval for the entire system, including gas engines. The second phase of the project, including construction of the gas engine power plant, is scheduled to be underway starting in May 2016.

Ukrenergo to build new power line to feed in northern Luhansk region 17 Aug, 2015
NJSC Ukrenergo plant is to build a new 220 kV power transmission line to enhance the reliability of power supply to the north of Luhansk region, Ukraine. A preliminary decision has been made about a possible construction of a new 220 kV overhead line bound for Yuvileina substation, which will be feed through a 500 kV transmission high-voltage power line from Russian-based Novovoronezhskaya nuclear power plant and Donbaska substation [this power line is also connected with Ukrainian-based Zaporizhia nuclear power plant via Pivdennodonbaska substation]. The tentative duration of the project is from nine to 12 months.

Ang proposes to convert Pandacan oil depot into food complex 17 Aug, 2015
Petron Corp. is proposing to convert the Pandacan oil depot into a food terminal that will include food manufacturing as well as logistics and distribution hubs. The company will submit a master plan soon for the purpose.

Boxes and Packaging opens new Doncaster facility 17 Aug, 2015
Boxes and Packaging which has been based at its current Doncaster site for 40 years, has leased a 52,160 sq ft unit. The facility at the Doncaster will be expanded to Thorne Park, United Kingdom. The company supply a range of customers with the design and manufacture of corrugated packaging solutions and in-house printing, along with ancillary packaging products.

£1.9m Minor Injuries Unit at Llandudno hospital to open next month 17 Aug, 2015
The £1.9 million unit, which is initially meant to open in June, at the Llandudno hospital, United Kingdom will see an enhancement in the equipment available to staff such as new computers in each of the seven treatment rooms which enable x-ray viewing as well as a conference room with a video link to other hospitals.

ASEC to build 3 cement factories of $900M in new Suez Canal axis 17 Aug, 2015
ASEC Cement Company is to build three new cement factories in New Suez Canal axis with Saudi-Lebanese investments worth $900 million, on a space of 250,000 meters. The establishment of the three factories is to be completed by mid-2016. The three factories include a Gypsum Powder factory and another for Gypsum boards production.

Delta Defense plans to build new HQ facility in West Bend 17 Aug, 2015
Delta Defense LLC, which provides insurance and training materials for firearms owners plans to build a new 65,000-square-foot headquarters facility. The company is working with the architecture firm Kahler Slater and the development firm The Opus Group to develop, design and build the new facility.

New W Hotel To Be Built Across From Staples Center 17 Aug, 2015
Chinese real estate developers plan to build a new $700 million mixed-use tower project across from the Staples Center, California that will include the W Hotel. A 250-room W Los Angeles Downtown, part of the Starwood family of hotels, will replace the existing Luxe Hotel, Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Group Co. The planned hotel, set to open in 2019, will be on the northeast corner of Hazen’s tower project that also includes 650 condo units and 80,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The full project will include three towers built over two phases on a block in the South Park area bounded by Figueroa and Flower streets between Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street. Construction on the tower project is set to start in 2017.

Kuwait approves power, infra projects worth $10bn 16 Aug, 2015

Kuwait has approved the construction of a series of power plants, desalination facilities and other infrastructure projects worth up to $9.9bn. Kuwait has also planned a second phase of the gas-fired Az-Zour North power and desalinated water plant that has an initial capacity of 1,800 MW. The country will construct the first phase of the Khairan power plant with 1,500 MW of capacity, expected to use different types of fuel; and, the Al Abdaliyah power plant with a capacity of 280 MW.

Fast nuclear reactor to start construction in Fujian in 2017 16 Aug, 2015
China plans to begin building a pilot fast 600 MW nuclear reactor in Fujian province in 2017, using one of the six next generation nuclear power technologies developed for cleaner and more sustainable energy.

RTA to build 12 marine transport stations in Dubai 16 Aug, 2015

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will build 12 new marine transport stations at the Business Bay Canal and the Dubai Water Canal, which will boost the country’s maritime sector. Five of these stations are being built at the Dubai Water Canal project, which is currently underway, and the remaining seven stations will be built at the Business Bay Canal by 2018.

Seoul to build new underground shopping mall near COEX 16 Aug, 2015
Seoul plans to build a giant underground shopping mall next to the COEX’s sprawling underground shopping mall in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, to foster the area as a centerpiece of the nation’s meetings, incentive trips, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry. The firm is working closely with the Central Government to progress the project smoothly and the concrete picture of the plan will be unveiled by the end of the year.

Plan to build new anaerobic digestion plant in North Lincolnshire 16 Aug, 2015

Plans have been submitted for an anaerobic digestion plant to be built in North Lincolnshire. The facility will be built on a hardstanding yard area which is formerly occupied by agricultural buildings at Harvester Farm on Greenholme Bank, Epworth. The proposed facility will assist in the farm becoming self sufficient in its energy consumption, and provide wider renewable energy benefits in line with national, regional and local guidance.

Plans submitted to build 21 new homes behind garage 16 Aug, 2015

Plans have been submitted for 21 homes on two acre land behind a garage in Little Clacton, Essex. The land is currently in agricultural and commercial use. Tendring Council is expected to make a decision on the application by 5th November, 2015.

Al Gharbia Pipe Company will invest in new pipe manufacturing facility 16 Aug, 2015
Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with Al Gharbia Pipe Company to open a new pipe manufacturing facility at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad). The agreement will see Al Gharbia Pipe Company invest a projected total of Dh1.1 billion, with their new facility requiring a plot size of 200,000 square metres. The facility is expected to be completed by March 2018.

Saudi: Madinah to Usfan railway project complete 16 Aug, 2015

The construction works of a rail project between Usfan and Madinah has now been completed. The 350-kilometer stretch of railway via King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh has 70 bridges intersecting major roads. A test run is expected to be carried out before the end of the year.

$5 bln Kazakh project may derail 16 Aug, 2015
A Korean consortium’s $5 billion won project to build a coal-fired power plant in Kazakhstan may be derailed due to the Kazakh government’s lack of a payment guarantee. The Korean lenders, including the Export-Import Bank of Korea and Korea Trade Insurance Corp., are originally scheduled to extend a combined $3.5 billion in loans to the project. Samsung C&T, a construction unit of Samsung Group, has spent more than $200 million to build a railway system and other infrastructure facilities near the plant site.

Petroleum ministry proposes setting up LNG plant 15 Aug, 2015
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources of Pakistan has come up with a plan that will allow Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) to set up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at the Jhal Magsi gas field in the province. This plan will be tabled before the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet for formal approval.

Electricity Ministry signs 56 MoUs to build wind and solar power plants 15 Aug, 2015
Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity has signed 56 MoUs to build wind- and solar- powered power plants with the capacity of 4300 MW. The 56 MoUs are classified into 46 MoUs to build solar power plants with a capacity of 2240 MW; 39 in Kom Ombo, of 1560 MW, and seven plants in Zaafarana of 280 MW; beside, 10 MoUs to build wind power plants in Gulf of Suez with capacity of 500 MW.

Banpu targets 200MW renewable power portfolio 15 Aug, 2015
Banpu Public Company has set a target to expand its portfolio of renewable power plants in Asia to 200 MW within three years. The company recently took the first step in expanding into renewable energy with its investments in Japanese solar farms spreading across the northern and central parts of the country, with a total power generating capacity of 37MW, equity-based.

Euro Motors to build $10m body shop facility 15 Aug, 2015
Euro Motors plans to build a new state-of-the-art body shop facility worth $10 million. The company, which is the official authorised car importer of BMW, MINI, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ferrari and Maserati in Bahrain, has signed an agreement with BR Technologies Mena for a turnkey hi-tech solution, which will be implemented in the new facility.

Brazil commissions 1,200-MW wind power substation 15 Aug, 2015
The 1,200 MW SE Curral Novo do Piaui II wind energy substation connecting the north and northeast regions of Brazil has been commissioned. The project, completed in a year, required investments of BRL 110 million. Local companies Queiroz Galvao Energia, Casa dos Ventos, federal utility Chesf, and US investor ContourGlobal are equal partners in the venture.

New Industrial Park to be built in Tift County 15 Aug, 2015
Tift County leaders hope a new industrial park will bring more jobs. Crews are clearing this land and pond to build a 100-thousand square foot warehouse off Oakridge Church Road in Tifton, Georgia that shall expand to 200-thousand square feet. The $3 million dollar facility will be available by next spring.

Hotel and conference center proposed at Cal Poly 15 Aug, 2015
A year after a feasibility study suggested that California Polytechnic shall build a financially successful hotel and conference center on campus at San Luis Obispo, California, the university has begun studying the idea more closely. The university wants to find a private partner to invest in the project that costs around $48 million and generates an estimated profit of $2 million in its first year. Cal Poly’s proposed hotel and conference center is envisioned as an “upper-midscale” 143,000-square-foot complex with a 120-room hotel, 12,000-square-foot ballroom and 22,000-square-foot conference center catering to university and business events.

PPL to run power lines through Laubach Park 14 Aug, 2015
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners reviewed PPL’s request to occupy township property in order to execute a power lines improvement project which will run through the west end of Laubach Park in the township.

WMG sets up national plastics hub 14 Aug, 2015
Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) has revealed plans to establish a new national hub for plastics processing to boost innovation and research in the sector at the University of Warwick, England. The National Plastics Processing Centre (NPPC) will be built by 2017 to provide facilities for training and research and development.

Mexico’s ICA to bid to build 3 runways at new $13 bln airport – sources 14 Aug, 2015
ICA is planning to bid for a contract to build three runways for a new $13 billion airport for Mexico City. The new airport project is aimed at eventually turning Mexico City into a major regional air hub with six runways serving up to 120 million passengers a year. Tenders for project infrastructure are on track to start in September.

Latvijas Finieris Group to build new plywood factory in Kohila, Estonia 14 Aug, 2015
Latvijas Finieris Group is expanding the operations of the factory Kohila Vineer near Tallinn in Estonia by developing full cycle production of plywood and related products. The new factory of 17,700 square meters, including the office building, will feature the wooden load-bearing structural elements manufactured by Peetri Puit OU. General contractor, another Estonian company Maru Ehitus OU, will be responsible for the design and construction works. Project development is carried out in cooperation with SEB Pank. Preparatory work is on schedule and installation of some equipment is expected to start in September. The project is to be implemented by the end of 2016.

South Korea’s Nexen Tire to build bigger tech center in Richfield 14 Aug, 2015
Nexen Tire Co. will build a new, larger facility elsewhere in Summit County, Colorado. Ground will break by the end of this year or in early 2016. A contract has been signed to purchase the land and it will take 9 to 11 months to complete the building.

Takeuchi-US Announces Plans to Build Georgia-based Distribution Facility 14 Aug, 2015
Takeuchi-US plans to expand its Pendergrass, GA, operations by building a new distribution facility on its existing campus. The new facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015. The new distribution facility will increase the storage space by over 40% and provide additional parts and machine storage for future growth through 2019 and beyond.

Golden Agri Resources to build $150m biodiesel facility 14 Aug, 2015
Golden Agri Resources (GAR) is disbursing up to US$150 million in capital to establish two biodiesel facilities at Marunda in North Jakarta and Tarjun in South Kalimantan and the expansion is carried out by one of GAR’s subsidiaries. The construction for one of the plants started earlier so it is expected to be fully completed in the first half of next year while the second one has just started recently so it will be done toward the second half.

Leighton Contractors sign $126m New Zealand motorway contract 14 Aug, 2015

CIMIC Group construction company Leighton Contractors has been selected by the New Zealand Transport Agency to design and construct the Southern Corridor Improvements (SCI) project on State Highway 1 (SH1) in Auckland, New Zealand. The project will generate approximately US$126m to Leighton Contractors over the next three years. Leighton will build approximately 11km of additional lanes, upgrade 16 existing bridges and build six new bridges. Work will begin in October and is expected to be complete in 2018.

South Korean companies plan major waste treatment plant for Mekong Delta 14 Aug, 2015
A South Korean syndicate has proposed to build a major waste treatment plant to solve an demand in the Mekong Delta where thousands of tons of waste are being discharged every day. The proposal is made by three companies, Woojin Construction, Kunhwa Engineering and Construction and Hyundai Rotem. The proposed 150-hectare plant will also generate electricity.

New hotel proposed on Highway 10 14 Aug, 2015
A new proposal for constructing a safe room/event center at the Wadena County Fairgrounds has been proposed by Wadena developer Kyle Davis. The property between Los Jalapenos restaurant and the fairgrounds will be purchased to build a hotel along Highway 10. The Wadena City Council is expected to discuss the proposal on 18th August, 2015.

Controversial new hotel complex approved by Tbilisi City Council 14 Aug, 2015
Tbilisi City Council has approved a controversial hotel construction project in the old part of the capital at Mirza Shafi street, located in Seidabadi, Tbilisi’s Abanotubani district. The project that covers about 10,000 square meters, still has to go through several stages before realization, and this includes getting a building permit from Tbilisi City Hall. The company behind it, Capital Partners Of Georgia, will invest USD 70 million. Construction will end in two years.

Port ranks firms for warehouse project 14 Aug, 2015
Port Panama City officials hope a warehouse expansion project at the Intermodal Distribution Center on U.S. 231 can be complete by next summer. The project will expand the center’s existing 150,000-square-foot warehouse by about 100,000 square feet to provide additional space for port-related industry. The board heard presentations from three finalists that responded to a request for qualifications for the project. Alston Construction, the company that built the existing warehouse has ranked first ,White Construction Company ranked second, while Baston-Cook Construction, based in West Point, Georgia came in third. The port will fund a portion of the project using $1.7 million worth of matching grants from the Florida Department of Transportation.

City takes steps toward construction of treatment plant 13 Aug, 2015
The Rensselaer City Council has passed an ordinance to issue a bond through the USDA to finance its Wet Weather Treatment Plant. The ordinance established that the cost of the project cannot exceed $8 million. Original estimates for the project put it at around $7 million.

Ashok Leyland in talks to set up 2nd overseas assembly unit 13 Aug, 2015
Ashok Leyland is in the process of setting up its second overseas assembly unit at an investment of Rs. 50 crore and has begun talks for a local partner. The company is looking for an assembly unit in Nigeria, Senegal and Kenya.

India to help Bangladesh set up forensic labs for fake currency detection, analysis 13 Aug, 2015
India will assist Bangladesh in setting up forensic laboratories for fake currency detection and analysis. The Reserve Bank of India and Bangladesh Bank will cooperate with each other to raise awareness and educate people in border areas about the fake notes.

Belarusian, Russian railways to set up container transportation venture in Brest 13 Aug, 2015
Belarusian Railways and OAO Russian Railways will create a joint enterprise in Brest, France to provide transportation and logistics services in the sphere of container transportation. The project to set up the joint venture is discussed at a meeting of heads of transportation and logistics companies of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Germany on 13 August. The joint venture is meant to increase container transportation by rail along the second international transport corridor and the China-Europe transit route. The total volume of investments is estimated at $6.6 million. The project is in the final readiness stage and the work on the property assessment report and the business plan has been finished. The foundation agreement and the charter are being finished.

Government engages Zamcapital to set up 25 milling plants 13 Aug, 2015
The government has engaged Zam capital to set-up 25 milling plants across Zambia. The company will also construct 150 housing units for the workers. The proposed milling plant for Luangwa, Zambia will produce 3.75 metric tonnes of maize meal per hour on 200 hectares of land. All the paper work has been done and works for the Luangwa plant are earmarked for next month.

Romania’s Symmetrica has invested EUR 1.5 million in a new production line 13 Aug, 2015
Symmetrica has invested EUR 1.5 million in a new production line at Cociu manufacturing unit, bringing the company’s total investments into production developments to EUR 24.5 million. The new production line covers an 850 square meters area and has a capacity of 2,000 meters of pavers and curbs per day.

SunEdison forms JV for completion of Four Brothers project in Utah 13 Aug, 2015
SunEdison has formed a joint venture with energy producer and transporter Dominion for developing the 420 MW DC Four Brothers solar project in Utah, United States. The under-construction project is expected to go into commercial operation by the middle of next year. The project has 20-year power purchase agreements with PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

Engie building 10-MW wind farm in Scotland 13 Aug, 2015
Engie is constructing a 10 MW wind farm in Scotland. West Coast Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Engie, broke ground for the construction of Cairnborrow wind farm on August 3 and the project is expected to be completed late next year.

NY approves $20M in loans to improve Syracuse sewage treatment plant 13 Aug, 2015
A state agency has approved $20.5 million in loans to Onondaga County to pay for improvements to the Metropolitan Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Plant. Construction will begin in September and be completed by March 2017.

GE plans to increase production capacity in Brazil 13 Aug, 2015
General Electric (GE) plans to increase production capacity of its Campinas wind turbine factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The annual production capacity of the plant is to be raised from 400 to 500 units. The company also proposes to add three more service centres in Piaui, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil later this year.

Sewer plant upgrades planned 13 Aug, 2015
The New London Board of Public Works Committee approved two options for consideration in the 2015 Wastewater Treatment Plant Master Plan. The first option will keep things as status quo, with replacement of equipment in-kind at an estimated cost of $8,780,000. The second option will maintain optimal capacity, abandon the rock trickling filter and improve other units to optimize the plant at an estimated cost of $8.71 million. The third option will minimize annual costs with nitrification at an estimate about $10.62 million. The fourth option will minimize annual costs without nitrification, abandon trickling filters, add bio-phosphorus to existing activated sludge and improve other units to optimize at an estimate about $9.06 million. Finally the third & fouth option has been approved.

5MW solar power plant in SouthCot to start operation before yearend 13 Aug, 2015
NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One is targeting to start before yearend the commercial streaming of the initial phase of its P1.3-billion solar power plant project in Surallah town in South Cotabato. The construction is currently in full swing at its site in Barangay Centrala in Surallah town and is due for completion of first phase by November and the 12 MW second phase will be commenced next year. The company held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the installation of some 23,000 ground-mounted solar panels at the eight-hectare solar farm on 12th August, 2015. The power that will be generated by the solar plant will be distributed by South Cotabato 1 Electric Cooperative (Socoteco 1) through its power substation installed at the site.

GE to upgrade Calon Energy’s 800MW Sutton Bridge power plant in UK 13 Aug, 2015
Calon Energy has selected General Electric to upgrade the 800MW Sutton Bridge power plant in Lincolnshire, UK. Scope of work will cover installation of steam turbine thermal blankets for improving cold-start capability of the turbines, as well as upgrades to the balance-of-plant equipment. GE expects to start on the upgrades in mid-2016, and it is likely to take several months to complete.

Construction of new power station of Guinea-Bissau will start in January 2016 13 Aug, 2015
The construction of a new power station in Bissau, estimated to cost over 15 billion CFA francs will begin in January 2016. In the first phase, the plant would have a capacity of 15 megawatts and may, following further expansion, reach 100 megawatts. By the end of the year the tender for work to be build the power plant would be awarded and work is scheduled to take 17 months. (macauhub/GW)

ABB bags orders to expand five transmission substations in Saudi Arabia 13 Aug, 2015
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded contracts worth about $150m to ABB for the expansion five existing transmission substations. Three of the substations are situated in the central region and the other two are located in the eastern and western areas. Under the contracts, ABB will design, supply, install and commission new switchgear bays at five substations. The orders also include modification of related automation, control, protection and auxiliary power supply systems and connected transmission substations.

UETCL signs Sh20.5b deal with German company 13 Aug, 2015
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL) has signed a Euro 5.2m contract with German based Intec Gopa International Energy Consultants GmbH to supervise the construction of three high voltage transmission lines from Karuma Hydro Power Project (Karuma HPP) to supply power to the country. The company would supervise the construction of 400 kilovolts double circuit transmission line of 264 km from Karuma HPP switch yard to Kawanda substation, 132 Kilovolts double circuit transmission line 80km from Karuma to Lira substation, 400kilovolts double circuit transmission line of 60km from Karuma to Olwiyo substation in Nwoya district. The construction and supervision work should take two years, where the lines are expected to be ready before the dam is commissioned in 2018.

Edita Food Industries to build new plant in Hostess Brands push 13 Aug, 2015
Edita Food Industries is to set up a new manufacturing facility as it prepares to produce Hostess Brands LLC lines for more markets in the Middle East. The company has finalised a deal to buy 55,000 square metres of land in the Egyptian city of Sixth of October. The plot, close to an existing Edita plant will house a facility that will allow the company to expand capacity to produce existing products while simultaneously introducing the new Hostess Brands products.

Amazon sets up shop in Johannesburg 13 Aug, 2015
Amazon has announced plans to open an office of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Johannesburg. The new office joins the established Amazon Development Centre in Cape Town. The new Johannesburg office has been launched to support the growing customer base of AWS. The office is now open and operational and is supporting organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to the country’s oldest and most established enterprises and public sector organisations, as they make the transition to the AWS cloud. AWS is separate from Amazon’s retail e-commerce operations.

MercyRockford Health System to create $400 million ‘destination’ medical center 13 Aug, 2015
MercyRockford Health System plans to spend $400 million to build a regional “destination” hospital campus in northeast Rockford, while pledging to continue to invest in its campus on North Rockton Avenue. It is planning a 188-bed medical center on 263 acres near the intersection of East Riverside Boulevard and Interstate 90. The new campus will comprise three buildings. Together, they will house a women’s and children’s hospital with neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, a pediatric emergency department and a high-risk maternity unit; an adult hospital with a Level 1 trauma center and 10 operating suites for inpatient and outpatient surgery; and a comprehensive diagnostic center and other advanced medical services. Construction is expected to begin in late 2016.

Johnson Controls to build a new automotive battery plant in northeast China 13 Aug, 2015
Johnson Controls plans to build a new automotive battery manufacturing facility in the city of Shenyang in northeastern China. It has signed an investment agreement for a $200 million state-of-the-art plant that is located in the Tiexi District of Shenyang, the capital city of Liaoning Province. It will have capacity to produce 6 million automotive batteries a year. Construction of the new plant is expected to begin early next year with production starting in 2018.

Company wins $4.1M contract to build PSA hangar 13 Aug, 2015
R.L. Fender Inc. has won $4.1 million in work to help build the new hangar at the Dayton International Airport for PSA Airlines. It has won the work for the first phase of the contract to build the new 67,500-square-foot maintenance hanger and a 10,000-square-foot service bay addition to PSA’s existing aircraft maintenance hangar at the airport. The company will provide site work, utilities, buildings foundations and installation of electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. The underground storage tanks for the hangar’s fire suppression systems will be installed and the parking lot for the hangar will be repaved. This marks the first phase for the new hangar. The total project for the hangar is expected to be over $14 million.

PBJV Bags Contract from PETRONAS Carigali for Work in East Malaysia 13 Aug, 2015
Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary company, PBJV Group Sdn Bhd (PBJV), has received the Letter of Award from PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) for the supply, refurbishment and maintenance of cleaning pig and associated services in Sabah and Sarawak, East Malaysia. Under the two year-contract, the work scope for PBJV covers the procurement and supply of pipeline inspection gauges (pigs), procurement of refurbishment kits, refurbishment of pigs, training and ad hoc services related to pigging operations. The scope is part of PCSB’s yearly Operational Pigging Program (OPP). The total contract value is dependent on the actual work orders to be issued by PCSB, with the firm estimating the value at approximately $5 million to $7.5 million based on the current estimated work program.

Blattner, SunLink partner to develop solar project in Southeast US 12 Aug, 2015
Blattner Energy has selected SunLink Corporation as project partner for a 148.5 MW solar photovoltaic project in southeastern United States. SunLink is to supply Blattner with its Large-Scale GMS Landscape mounting system and provide engineering and onsite project management services under the deal.

Vikram Solar signs agreement with UK solar distributor 12 Aug, 2015
Vikram Solar has signed an agreement with UK distributor Edmundson Electrical Greentech (EEG). The company is to supply its Eldora Ultima modules for total capacity of 25MWp to EEG for distribution in the UK photovoltaic market. By 2018, Vikram Solar plans to further expand its production capacity to 1.2 GW by way of a project funded in 60:40 debt-to-equity ratio and also has plans to expand to other states. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are being considered for the establishment of production units.

Zambia plans for 1,200 MW solar power capacity by next August 12 Aug, 2015
Zambia is to add about 1,200 MW of solar power capacity to its national grid. The development will take place by August next.

Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc. Appoints Sterling And Wilson To Set Up A 28.6 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant 12 Aug, 2015
Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources, a subsidiary of Enfinity N.V. a leading solar energy developer in Philippines has appointed Sterling and Wilson to set up their 28.6 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Sanroque, Digos, Davao, Philippines. The solar power plant capacity is expected to be around 28.6 MW (DC) / 24.75 (AC). The output power will be evacuated through a 69 kV substation and overhead transmission line of 8 kms to the nearest NGCP substation. Sterling and Wilson will use Hanwha’s Solar one modules of 310 Wp power rating with central inverter solution for this project.

Apple to build new flagship store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile 12 Aug, 2015
Apple is planning to open a magnificent new flagship store in the heart of Chicago. The firm already has one retail store on Michigan Avenue, but supposedly plans to shut down that one and move a half-mile south to the southern tip of the Magnificent Mile.

Federal grants to help cover costs to build new clinics in Milwaukee 12 Aug, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants of almost $1.1 million to Progressive Community Health Centers and $541,667 to the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center to help pay the costs of new clinics in Milwaukee. The grants are among $169 million awarded to 266 community health centers in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The money for the new sites was allocated under the Affordable Care Act. The preliminary plans are for a 22,000-square-foot clinic that will open in late 2017.

Meijer Plans to Build Supercenter in Grand Chute 12 Aug, 2015
Meijer plans to build a supercenter to Grand Chute in Wisconsin. Groundbreaking for the potential Grand Chute location will likely happen in 2017, with opening scheduled for 2018. The company hopes to open 2-3 stores a year in Wisconsin, investing about $750 million.

The UK is building the world’s largest biomass plant and it will be fed by US forests 12 Aug, 2015
The Tees Renewable Energy Plant (REP) will be located in the Port of Teesside, Middlesbrough and it will have a capacity of 299 MW. The project’s engineering and construction is expected to cost more than €600 million. Abengoa, an environmental technology firm based in Spain, along with Toshiba, will lead the project for the client, MGT Teesside, a subsidiary of the British utility MGT Power. A biomass power plant of this type is referred to as a combined heat and power or CHP plant.

Chambroad Commissions First Propylene And Isobutylene Coproduction Plant In China Using Honeywell UOP Technology 12 Aug, 2015
Shandong Chambroad Holding Co has commissioned the combined C3/C4 dehydrogenation unit in Binzhou City, Shandong Province that will produce 116,000 metric tonnes per year of propylene and 104,000 metric tonnes per year of isobutylene. The new unit uses Honeywell UOP’s C3/C4 Oleflex process technology to produce propylene.

Archidply Industries rises on plan to set up new manufacturing unit 12 Aug, 2015
Archidply Industries along with its associate companies/entities will invest in the new manufacturing unit to be set up by the name Wartayar Veneer Industries for manufacturing of Commercial Face Veneer, Core Veneer, Sawn Timber, Teak Veneer & Plywood in Myanmar. Out of the total investment to set up manufacturing unit, Archidply Industries will invest 19%, while remaining 81% investment will be invested by the associate companies & entities.

Namibia: Ohorongo Donates 720 Bags of Cement to Oshana 12 Aug, 2015
Oshana regional council has received 720 bags of cement worth N$72 000 from Ohorongo Cement. The cement to be used for projects in the region, is handed over at the regional strategic warehouse at Uuwangula settlement, Oshakati. The cement will be distributed to 13 projects constructing water tank stands, halls and small bridges.

Axion Polymers invests in lab facilities to boost SRF quality 12 Aug, 2015
Axion Polymers has invested significantly in new laboratory and testing facilities to ensure consistent quality of its solid recovered fuel (SRF) products and to satisfy the stringent standards of its technical end markets. It has installed a laboratory-scale furnace at its large-scale processing facility, Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP), in Trafford Park, Manchester to enhance accurate measurement and testing of the physical and thermal properties of its Axfuel SRF 30, an alternative fuel used by the cement industry, among others.

Work starts on new wastewater treatment plant in Cork 12 Aug, 2015
Works have started this week on a new waste water treatment plant in Shanbally in south east County Cork as part of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project. Irish Water,Ireland’s national utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, is to make an overall investment of €91 million in the project which will eliminate the discharge of untreated sewage into the Lower Harbour. Irish Water invested €340m in improving water and waste water services in 2014 and will invest over €410 million in improving water services during 2015.

Grand Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant Installs Landia Chopper Pumps 12 Aug, 2015
The Grand Canyon’s South Rim Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) will soon have six new Landia non-clog chopper pumps. The Landia chopper pumps, which are designed with an external knife system to prevent solids from entering the pumps’ casing, will be installed adjacent to the plant’s returned activated sludge and waste activated sludge basins, where they will pump the sludge while chopping up rags and other debris.

Egypt to seek bids for solar and wind-power projects 12 Aug, 2015
Egypt will begin accepting bids for 500 MW of renewable energy projects this month. The government will open the tenders for the three projects, two solar and one wind as it tries to achieve its target of using renewable energy for 20 per cent of its energy needs in five years’ time.

Cargill to acquire FMC’s pectin manufacturing facility in Italy 12 Aug, 2015

Cargill has signed a deal to acquire FMC’s pectin manufacturing facility in Milazzo, Sicily, Italy for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will help Cargill further develop its pectin offerings, which is a key component of its texturising portfolio. The facility features fresh peel washing and drying equipment, a pectin production line, dry peel storage silos, and a quality control laboratory. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to be concluded in the next few months.

Russian oil company ready to invest in Iran’s Ilam prov. 12 Aug, 2015
A Russian oil company has declared its readiness to invest in development of oil fields and construction of oil refineries in Iran. The projects include drilling wells and oil extraction in Changouleh oil field near the border city of Mehran, construction of a refinery close to Azar and Changouleh oil fields, construction of an oil refinery near the city of Dehloran, and building a petrochemical plant in the same city. The projects will need an investment of over USD 7 billion.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Unveils Seventh Hotel in Russia with the Opening of Sheraton Ufa Hotel 12 Aug, 2015
As part of its commitment to open more than 150 new hotels by 2020, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, unveiled its Sheraton Ufa Hotel, a new build property located near the southern stretch of the Ural Mountains. Developed by Granelle Real Estate LLC, this hotel marks a Starwood debut in the oil-rich capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Spread across nine floors, Sheraton Ufa features 150 sophisticated guest rooms and 11 plush suites designed by the internationally recognized Christian Lundwall. The company will double its footprint in Russia over the next three years.

Ramirent wins NCC mill contract 12 Aug, 2015
NCC has awarded Ramirent an exclusive project supply agreement for equipment and associated services that it will require for the expansion of the Sodra Cell Varo pulp mill in Western Sweden. The deal which is valued at around €10 million will see Ramirent appoint a resident manager for the contract and set up an on-site customer centre, complete with its own training unit. It will also assist with security and safety solutions via its subsidiary Safety Solution Jonsereds. The contract starts this summer and will run through autumn 2016. The expansion involves an increase in annual pulp production capacity from the current 425,000 tonnes to 700,000 tonnes.

Ontario Helps Tri-County Plastics Expand and Create Jobs 12 Aug, 2015
Ontario is helping Tri-County Plastics invest in new equipment to grow its business and create 38 new jobs, while retaining nine existing positions in Brighton. The company produces plastic pellets and additives used to manufacture a wide range of plastic products–from coatings for wires and cables, to consumer items such as garden hoses, children’s toys and car mats. With support from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund, the company will invest in new production equipment and employee training that will more than triple capacity and enable the company to produce different types of plastics.

HCA plans 600,000 sq ft Telford warehouse 12 Aug, 20
The Homes and Communities Agency has submitted a planning application to Telford & Wrekin Council for the development of a multi-million pound logistics site at Telford 54, exceeding more than 600,000 sq ft. The company is seeking approval to build either a single 640,000 sq ft warehouse, or two units of approximately 300,000 sq ft each at the 78-acre site adjacent to the A464 and close to Junction 4 of the M54 motorway, linking to the M6. Known as Titan 640, the development is being managed by Lambert Smith Hampton, acting on behalf of the HCA, with joint agents Bulleys.

Belshina aiming to start 63-inch OTR tyre production in 2016 12 Aug, 2015
Belshina JSC plans to produce 63-inch tyres for mining trucks that shall be realised by the end of next year. The company reports that modernisation of the milling facility at its Babruysk plant in Belarus is currently taking place, and according to the project’s schedule further equipment for upgrading the plant will begin arriving in January 2016.

Old Westfield bridge contract awarded 12 Aug, 2015
Smith-Rowe, of Mount Airy, acquired the contracts for the first two bridges, on N.C. 268 and Cook School Road, North Carolina last summer. Both projects are completed well ahead of schedule. With the recent completion of construction on the Cook School bridge in June, the NC Department of Transportation has been preparing to begin work on the final bridge, on Old Westfield Road in North Carolina. In July, Smith-Rowe is awarded a nearly $1.6 million contract to complete the Old Westfield Bridge project. Crews have begun the job of relocating utilities in preparation for the construction. The bridge is scheduled to be re-open to traffic by Dec. 18.

Rehab hospital gets 15 million funding for new building 12 Aug, 2015
The National Rehabilitation Hospital will construct a 120-bed building after the sanctioning by the Minister for Health of the allocation of an extra €15 million in funds. The facility will be built on the current site of the hospital at Rochestown Avenue in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Planning permission is granted by An Bord Pleanala earlier this year. The development, a partnership between the HSE and the hospital foundation, will see the existing wards replaced by a new facility that includes integrated therapy services for patients requiring complex rehabilitation. The new hospital is expected to be ready in 2017, but services will continue at the existing level while the development is ongoing.

New Fresh Market store opens on Woodruff Road 12 Aug, 2015
Shoppers will get another upscale grocer option along Woodruff Road when the Lowe’s Foods, 24,000-square-foot Fresh Market opens its second Greenville location, South Carolina on 19th August, 2015.

New Nuclear Power Plant to be Built in Korea in 2026 11 Aug, 2015
The Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corporation plans APR+ atomic power stations that will be built in Yeongdeok County, North Gyeongsang Province in 2026 and 2027. The capacity will be increased by 100,000 kW to 1.5 million kW, too. The development process started in Aug. 2007, and the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission granted standard design approval in August 2014.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport to build new terminal 11 Aug, 2015
Russia’s Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport will begin construction on a new terminal in 2016, which can handle 500 domestic and 200 international passengers per hour. The new terminal will cost a maximum of RUB2 billion excluding value-added tax (VAT). Design specifications still must be developed and approved by the public.

Jaguar Land Rover to set up plant in Slovakia 11 Aug, 2015
Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has signed a letter of intent with the Government of the Slovak Republic for setting up a vehicles manufacturing plant in the city of Nitra in western Slovakia. A feasibility study is underway with the Slovakian Government which will explore plans for a factory with an installed capacity of up to 300,000 vehicles over the next decade. The plant will manufacture a range of aluminium-based vehicles starting 2018.

Tristar to set up bagging plant, chemical warehouse in Dubai 11 Aug, 2015
Tristar Group will set up a chemical warehouse and bagging plant worth Dh75 million which will be the first silo and bagging facility of its kind in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafz). The 350,000 square feet chemical warehouse is a joint project between Tristar and Skeberis Plastics. The facility is designed to handle a throughput of 250,000 tons bulk material of plastic granules per annum with silos and a racking capacity of more than 15,000 pallet positions for packed chemical and plastic granules products. The plant will be fully operational by mid-2016

Qatar utility says to build $2.75 billion power and water plant 11 Aug, 2015

Qatar Electricity and Water will launch construction of a 10 billion riyal power and water desalination plant in October. The plant, called Umm al Houl Power, will have a production capacity of 2,520 MW of electricity and 136 million gallons of drinking water per day. QEWC owns 60 per cent of the project, while other stakeholders include state-owned Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Foundation.

Abengoa and Toshiba selected to build giant 299MW Teesside biomass plant 11 Aug, 2015
Abengoa and Toshiba Corporation are to build the combined heat and power plant in the UK costing about £424m. The companies are selected by owners MGT Teesside to jointly construct the 299 MW Tees Renewable Energy Plant in Middlesbrough. The plant will begin generating power in 2018. Under the terms of the deal, Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design and construction of the plant.

Jacobs Wins Contracts for Jimah East Power Project in Malaysia 11 Aug, 2015
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded two contracts by Hyundai Engineering Co., (HEC) to provide engineering services for the balance of plant facilities and the cooling water intake and discharge system respectively for a 2,000 MW ultra-super-critical, coal-fired power generation project in Port Dickson, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Jacobs’ role includes the detailed civil and structural design for the balance of plant (BOP) facilities and for the cooling water intake and discharge system. The civil scope comprises bulk earthworks, storm water drainage, underground sewer utilities, fencing and coordination of various underground services, while the structural scope covers foundation design for all BOP components and design for the cooling water intake and discharge system components. Services also include geotechnical design and local authority submissions, as well as construction phase services. The project is expected to be commissioned in two stages, circa 2018 and 2019.

Ngong Power Plant to Be Commissioned 11 Aug, 2015
Kengen will soon commission its expanded Ngong wind power plant to scale up contribution from renewable sources. The wind farm, which was put up in three phases near Nairobi, Kenya has been generating 5.5 MW to the national grid.

ContourGlobal signs historic deal for Armenian hydro plant 11 Aug, 2015
ContourGlobal has signed a deal with the Republic of Armenia to buy three hydro power plants in the south of the country. The company will invest more than approximately £35million over the next six years in a refurbishment program to modernise the plants and improve their operational performance, safety, reliability and efficiency.

Egypt, Russia sign contract to build Dabaa nuclear plant late August 11 Aug, 2015
Egypt and Russia are set to sign a contract later this month to construct Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP). The contract will be signed between the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and the Rosatom to build the eight-reactor power plant. The construction of the plant is to be accomplished in two phases; Russia will build four reactors, while the other four reactors will be offered for an international tender. Each reactor will produce 1,200 MW of electricity. The construction works are scheduled to start in mid 2016, while the first reactor will operate by 2020.

FuelCell Energy Solutions and E.ON to develop MW-scale projects in European market 11 Aug, 2015

FuelCell Energy Solutions has signed an agreement with E.ON Connecting Energies, to offer decentralised combined heat and power (CHP) solutions with MW-scale Direct FuelCell power plants to its existing and prospective customer base. The agreement launches with the sale of a 1.4 MW DFC plant in Europe for the production facility of FRIATEC AG in Mannheim, Germany.

Long-planned Hawaii biomass plant to be operational in 2016 11 Aug, 2015
A long-planned 21.5 MW biomass plant being built on the Big Island of Hawaii, expected to generate 10 percent of the island’s energy needs, is currently scheduled to be operational in 2016. The plant shall potentially be expanded to add additional power generation sometime between 2020 and 2025.

Ford to build Rangers in Nigeria 11 Aug, 2015
Ford Motor Co. will partner with the Coscharis Motors to build its popular Ranger pickup truck at a new assembly plant at Ikeja, Abuja, Nigeria. The plant will have the capacity to produce up to 5,000 Rangers a year and the production will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

China, Japan Vie to Build High-Speed Rail for Indonesia 11 Aug, 2015
Government of Indonesia is studying proposals from China and Japan for construction of a high-speed rail line and expects to announce the outcome later this month. The high-speed rail, which will connect the capital Jakarta to Bandung, is part of Indonesia’s 750-kilometer (466-mile) high-speed train project that will cut across four provinces on the main island of Java and end in the country’s second largest city of Surabaya.

Evergreen Marine to build 10 new vessels 11 Aug, 2015
Evergreen Marine Corp. has signed an agreement with the CSBC Corp. for 10 new vessels. Each one will have a capacity of 2,800 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) and will be used for Evergreen Marine’s intra-Asian shipping operation. Evergreen Marine is expected to take delivery of the 10 new ships starting from the second half of 2017 and delivery is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2018.

Newport News spending up to $6.5 million to build Southeast grocery 11 Aug, 2015
Newport News will spend up to $6.5 million to build a grocery story in the Southeast Community. About $4.7 million will pay for construction of the 29,000-square-foot grocery store and $2.3 million will be spent on furniture, fixtures and equipment. Construction is planned to start on a privately funded 30,000-square-foot office building in the first half of next year.

Dollar General to build new store in Rantoul 11 Aug, 2015
Dollar General, which operates a store on North Century Boulevard, is expected to build a new store in Rantoul, Illinois.

Burera District Constructs New Hotel to Boost Tourism 11 Aug, 2015
Burera District in Rwanda is constructing a new hotel in a bid to enhance tourism in the area. The Burera Beach Resort Hotel is situated in Kagogo Sector on the shores of Burera and Ruhondo lakes. The construction is projected to be completed by December at the tune of Rwf350 million.

Meritage to build crude oil, natural gas assets in Western Canada 11 Aug, 2015
The Canadian affiliate of Meritage Midstream Services, Meritage Midstream Services III LP, has entered into definitive agreements with Canadian International Oil Corp. (CIOC) to build natural gas gathering, compression, and processing assets, as well as crude oil gathering assets, to support the development of CIOC’s Montney and Duvernay shale positions in west-central Alberta. Meritage III will provide 75 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of gas gathering and processing capacity, which will be expandable to 225 MMcf/d, and up to 10,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil gathering capacity. Construction of both systems began in May. The plant is expected to come into service in April 2016 and will offer connections for residue gas to the TransCanada Pipeline and other delivery points.

Carillion lands £430m Midland Metropolitan Hospital contract 11 Aug, 2015
Black Country support services group Carillion to lead construction of new seven-storey hospital in Smethwick which will cater for around 200,000 patients when it opens in 2018 costing about £430 million. The new seven-storey hospital will be located on a 16-acre brownfield site in Grove Lane, Smethwick, and is expected to provide capacity for around 81,500 inpatients and 115,000 outpatients every year. It will have about 670 beds, 15 operating theatres a fully enclosed winter garden and car parking within the hospital building on the ground and first floors to create a secure environment for both patients and staff. Construction is due to start early next year with the hospital opening in late 2018.

Consultation held on plans for new Aberdeen hospital 11 Aug, 2015
A second public consultation is being held on plans for a new hospital and care centre in Aberdeen, Scotland. NHS Grampian has invited residents to an exhibition on the proposed new Baird Family Hospital and Anchor Centre at Foresterhill.

Camlin Fine Sciences to set up a JV in US 10 Aug, 2015
Camlin Fine Sciences , a manufacturer of bulk drugs, fine chemicals and food grade products, is looking to set up a joint venture in the US for setting up manufacturing and trading activity in North America. The Board of Directors of the company has approved setting up a joint venture in USA for undertaking manufacturing, trading and distribution of antioxidants, food ingredients, blends, formulations etc in US and Canadian markets.

Australian solar firm sign agreements with 2 Indian power companies 10 Aug, 2015

Heliostat has linked up with the Global Wind Power (GWPL) and Gravita India to develop solar products. An MoU has been singned in this regard. The first MoU includes the development of utility scale solar projects with power generation developer GWPL. A second MoU includes the development of industrial Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) thermal applications for metal recycling with Gravita.

Nike to set up new plant in Indonesia 10 Aug, 2015

Adis Dimension Footwear is to build a new plant to serve the global footwear and sportswear manufacturer, Nike in Majalengka (West Java) to cater for the global market. The new manufacturing plant will have a production capacity of 10 million pairs of the Nike brand a year. The opening of a US$60 million factory is to cater for a growing international market for which the construction is underway.

Walmart planning to build new Express convenience concept store on Airline 10 Aug, 2015
Walmart is planning to develop a Walmart Express convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Airline and Old Hammond highways, on property at 9745 Airline Highway that will connect to the company’s 40,000-square-foot Neighborhood Walmart supermarket at 9830 Old Hammond Hwy. The Walmart Express, which will include an 1,800-square-foot convenience store and eight fuel pumps, will be developed on two adjacent parcels of Airline Highway property. One is currently leased to a used car dealership; the other is the former site of a Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits restaurant. Walmart has signed a 20-year, ground lease for the property with Giovanni Mucciacciaro Enterprises.

Green light for new £23m Fleet leisure complex 10 Aug, 2015
Fleet’s flagship new £23m leisure centre has finally been given the green light by Hart District Council (HDC). It will boast three swimming pools, a 120-station gym, a climbing wall, coffee shop, multiple sports pitches and a sports hall. Building work is expected to start next month (September), with an anticipated completion of March 2017. Willmott Dixon will build the new leisure centre.

Contractor raring to go at £27.5m university new build 10 Aug, 2015
Construction of the £27.5m university building in Huddersfield is well under way as construction firm Morgan Sindall is appointed to the build. The 7,500 sq ft teaching facility will be located in Huddersfield town centre, opposite the Shorehead roundabout. Upon completion, by the beginning of 2017, the building will provide new teaching space including large tiered lecture theatres.

St. James methanol complex to begin building this year 10 Aug, 2015

Yuhuang Chemical Inc. has secured long-term natural gas transportation capacity for its $1.85 billion methanol manufacturing complex in St. James Parish, Louisana. YCI and Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line have signed a 20-year agreement for firm transportation capacity from points in Transco’s zone 3 to a new delivery interconnection with YCI-M1 to be constructed and operated by Transco. The project is a methane-to-methanol plant designed to produce 1.7 million metric tons per year of commercial grade methanol and will have three phases, with construction on the first phase beginning in the fourth quarter of this year.

Sterling & Wilson to build 28.6 MW solar project for Enfinity 10 Aug, 2015
Sterling & Wilson will build a 28.6 MW solar photovoltaic project in Digos, Philippines. The project to come up in Davao del Sur province is to be developed for Belgian solar developer Enfinity. Sterling & Wilson will be using 310-Wp Hanwha solar modules with a central inverter solution for the installation. Also, the company will use piling foundation for the structure. The project is planned to be completed before March 16, 2016.

SkyPower, Grupo Uribe form joint venture to develop clean energy in Mexico 10 Aug, 2015
SkyPower and Grupo Uribe have formed a joint venture aimed at developing an integrated pipeline of utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects across Mexico.

Southampton cancer immunology centre campaign gets £480,000 10 Aug, 2015
The University of Southampton is hoping to raise £25m for the research centre, which will open in 2017 and be based at Southampton General Hospital, United Kingdom. More than £11m has already been raised and the latest donation is given by charity the Wolfson Foundation.

Energy giant Lightsource to invest up to €500m to build solar farms in Ireland 10 Aug, 2015
Lightsource is planning to invest €500m to develop solar farms across Ireland. The company believes that with the proper incentives solar energy can generate 1.5 GW of generating capacity by 2020.

Turkish Aksa inks deal with Ghana to build 370 MW power plant 10 Aug, 2015
Aksa Enerji has signed a five-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ghana to install a 370 MW power plant, electricity generation and the guaranteed sale of the energy. As per the agreement, Aksa Enerji will sell the electricity generated in full to Ghana with purchase guarantees and at the total price stated in the agreement in U.S. dollars via long term PPA. The power plant is expected to be operational by the end of the first half in 2016 and is expected to increase operational profitability significantly.

Alpine Power Plant construction on schedule 10 Aug, 2015
Foundation work for the Alpine Power Plant in Elmira Township is nearly complete two and a half months after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved the Wolverine Power Cooperative project. Located on east of Flott Road on the north side of M-32, the $150 million plant is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2016. E.C. Korneffel completed installing foundation pilings for two General Electric natural gas-firing turbines in July. Engineering design contracts are signed with Power Burns and Roe, headquartered in Idaho, for the power island turbines and plant components. This includes providing procurement support for the majority of plant equipment and providing drawings and specifications for construction bid packages.

New Gas-Fired Generator Under Construction in Massachusetts, an Industrial Info News Alert 10 Aug, 2015
Groundbreaking for Massachusetts largest gas-fired power plant project took place earlier this summer, capping a long and controversial development process. The Salem Harbor Power Station, developed by Footprint Power (Bridgewater, New Jersey), is a 674 MW, combined-cycle plant with total investment value (TIV) of about $750 million.

Enfinity PH set to begin building Davao solar plant 10 Aug, 2015
Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc. (EPRR), a subsidiary of Belgian solar energy developer Enfinity N.V., is set to begin construction of its 28.6 MW photovoltaic power plant in Davao, Philippines. EPRR has appointed Indian company Sterling and Wilson to build the Davao solar power facility. The solar plant’s output will be relayed through a 69 KV substation and overhead transmission line of eight kilometers to the nearest substation of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP). The project is to be constructed under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Philippine Solar Power Procurement Program.

EBRD funds Coca-Cola bottling plant in Tajikistan 10 Aug, 2015

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing €44.7m as loan to Coca-Cola Beverages Tajikistan (CCBT) for setting up a greenfield soft drink bottling plant. The manufacturing unit will have an annual installed capacity of 100 million liters.

Hyundai selects Bluewater to construct turret and mooring system for Rosebank project 10 Aug, 2015

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has selected Bluewater Energy Services for the engineering, procurement, construction and integration (EPCI) of a turret and mooring system for the Rosebank project. Under the terms of the contract, Bluewater will supply the turret and mooring system for integration at the construction yard of HHI in Ulsan, South Korea. Due to be delivered by the end of November 2016, the vessel is 292m long, 57m wide and 30m deep.

Russia plans $2.5 billion gas pipeline in Pakistan 10 Aug, 2015
Rostekh Corporation is planning to build a 680-mile gas pipeline in Pakistan in 2017 at an estimated cost of $2.5 billion.

KEFI Minerals to Construct Gold Processing Plant 10 Aug, 2015
KEFI Minerals is set to construct a gold processing plant in Western Wollega, Tulu Kapi. The company has secured gold and silver mining license from the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines last April. Lately, KEFI floated international tender inviting companies that shall supply, erect and commission a gold processing plant in the Tulu Kapi locality. The gold processing plant will have the capacity to process 1.2 million tons of gold ore and produces 86,000-90,000 ounces (2650-2800 kg) of gold annually. The construction cost of the plant is estimated to be 120 million dollars.

Hotel facility coming to Mozingo 10 Aug, 2015
Boulders Inn and Suites will construct a new 40-room facility at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park, Maryville, United States. The new privately financed, locally owned and operated hotel is slated to open sometime in 2016.

New warehouse plan for expanding Exeter stoves firm Stovax 09 Aug, 2015

Stovax is aiming to expand its presence in Exeter, England with a new warehouse. Landlord Exe-Investments has applied for planning permission to build the 950 sq m unit on an area of hard standing to the north of Centurion Mill on the Sowton Industrial Estate.

130m yuan allocated to boost e-commerce in Xinjiang 09 Aug, 2015
The Chinese Government has allocated 130 million yuan in funding to boost e-commerce development in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The special fund will be given to seven e-business demonstration counties, including Aksu County and Minfeng County. The fund will be used to support the construction of e-commerce service centers in counties and villages, the development of logistics systems for e-commerce, and to help train local officials, enterprises and farmers on the basics of e-commerce.

IEA signs deal for largest Asean wind farm in south Laos 09 Aug, 2015
Impact Energy Asia (IEA) plans to build the largest wind farm in Asean and generate 600 MW on 400,000 rai in southern Laos – under an agreement signed by the Lao Government. Called Monsoon Wind Farm, the US$1.5 billion farm will be located near the Mekong River across from Ubon Ratchathani. Monsoon Wind is due to deliver its payload in 2019.

Nickel firms expand to renewable energy 08 Aug, 2015
Nickel Asia Corp. will increase its stake in Emerging Power from 55 percent to 66 percent to fund a geothermal project in Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. The company has invested an additional P237 million in the power company.

BAM lands 100m-plus deal to build new Microsoft campus 08 Aug, 2015

BAM Group has awarded a contract from Microsoft to construct an “office facility worth in excess of €100m” at Dublin, Ireland.

Mazda opens new plant in Chon Buri 08 Aug, 2015
Mazda Motor Corporation has officially inaugurated its new plant at the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Chon Buri, Thailand on 07 August, 2015. The plant, which started production in January, is the result of a 100-per-cent Bt7.3-billion investment by Mazda Motor Corp, and will churn out 400,000 SkyActiv-Drive transmission sets annually. Tha plant will also produce SkyActiv engines later this year, with an additional investment of Bt3 billion to produce 30,000 units per year initially.

Somalia to set up a textile factory for the army 08 Aug, 2015
A textile factory will be set up at Somalia, Africa that will serve the police force in the production of their specific uniforms.

St. Mary’s plans new North Side outpatient center 08 Aug, 2015
St. Mary’s plans to build a new outpatient center on Evansville’s North Side, Indiana. The hospital has signed a purchase agreement for a 9.5 acre tract “near North High School.” in Evansville.

UAE’s Rotana signs deal to run new luxury Dubai hotel 08 Aug, 2015

Rotana has signed a new five-star hotel and serviced apartment project in Dubai. The 598-key complex will add to the group’s 3,988 room-strong inventory in Dubai.

Largest spec warehouse project to be at Velocity Park 08 Aug, 2015
The largest speculative industrial facility ever built in Greer is breaking ground at Velocity Park, Australia. Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests are partnering on a 240,020-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road with a completion date set for January 2016. The facility will offer state-of-the-art design features and functionality to accommodate a wide variety of today’s industrial users.

Solar panels coming to landfill along I-196 near Grand Rapids 08 Aug, 2015
Grand Rapids city administrators are negotiating with a Lawrence, Massachusetts, company on a proposed array that will generate 3.8 million KW hours of electricity per year. American Capital Energy will install the solar panels in the southwest corner of the former Butterworth landfill, and send the electricity across the Grand River to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The city administrators will meet with the company later this month to discuss a land lease and power purchase agreement.

Aldi plans for six new stores in Shropshire 07 Aug, 2015
Aldi plans to have a new store in the south of Telford, England. And negotiations are also under way for land deals for two new stores in Shrewsbury and one in Whitchurch in England.

Tesla to open first Tri-Valley store in Dublin 07 Aug, 2015
Tesla Motors will be opening a store in Dublin, Ireland. Improvements are underway to the facility’s showroom floor, which will have cars on display and others available for test drives.

CST Brands plans another Corner Store on North Side 07 Aug, 2015
CST Brands plans to begin construction of the $1.5 million store this month and to finish in January. The company has revealed plans for several new locations in the San Antonio area in recent months.

Brazil’s Atlantic Energias to build 255-MW wind complex in Piaui 07 Aug, 2015

Atlantic Energias Renovaveis SA has presented a 255 MW wind project in the state of Piaui. The complex will consist of 10 wind farms and 85 wind turbines, spread over 3,494 hectares in the Serra da Manguinha region, in the municipality of Lagoa do Barro do Piaui. The complex will also involve the city of Queimada Nova. The project has been presented at a public hearing chaired by the State Secretary of Environment and Water Resources (Semar), Ziza Carvalho. Semar will monitor and supervise the implementation of the scheme.

Solar power plant begins operations in Honduras 07 Aug, 2015
Isolux Corsan has delivered its first PV Solar project in Honduras, Central America on a budget of nearly $100m, the Aura II PV Solar Plant will produce 61.48 MWp has been built within 7 months. The project has been supported by private investments from Mexico and Honduras, as well as finance from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Mexican bank Bancomext, and the German development agency DEG. Developed by Mexican Gauss, Aura II covers an area of 145 hectares and has more than 200,000 followers photovoltaic modules installed on 1 axis. The energy produced by the PV Solar Plant will be delivered to ENEE through its interconnection with the substation of Santa Lucia. The agreement of purchase/sale of energy is valid for 20 years.

NALCO seeks to set up $2.6 billion aluminium complex in Iran 07 Aug, 2015

The National Aluminium Co (NALCO) wants to set up an aluminium smelter and an associated power plant in Iran worth as much as $2.6 billion.

Thailand’s PTTGC to set up $143m JV for bio-plastic industrial estate 07 Aug, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) will establish a 50:50 joint venture with one of the country’s leading sugar makers to set up the nation’s first bio-plastic industrial estate with an estimated investment of $143 million. This joint venture deal is expected to be finalised this year. As planned, it will take around 30 months to complete the construction and commence the operation.

NBCC sets up new subsidiary in Oman 07 Aug, 2015
NBCC has incorporated a subsidiary in Oman to carry out commercial construction activities of buildings, roads, airport, harbour, water sewerage and electricity network in Oman. It has 70 per cent stake in ‘NBCC Gulf LLC’ and 30 per cent is held by ‘Al Naba Holding LLC’.

Lupin opens R&D facility to develop inhalation products in US 07 Aug, 2015

Lupin has opened a research and development centre for inhalation products at Coral Springs, Florida, US. The facility will focus on the research and development of inhalation products for the treatment of asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and other lung diseases.

Aggregate Industries chosen for new nuclear power station in Somerset 07 Aug, 2015
Aggregate Industries, in Markfield, has been picked as an approved supplier for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, in Somerset, South West England being planned by EDF Energy. Subject to a final investment decision, the £25 billion plant will provide carbon-free electricity for about five million homes.

Italian-Thai to develop $500 mln LNG terminal in Myanmar’s Dawei 07 Aug, 2015
Italian-Thai Development PCL is in talks with Myanmar authorities to build a $500 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Dawei industrial zone in southern Myanmar. The World Bank and its private sector investment arm, the International Finance Corporation, will provide loans for the LNG terminal, which will have annual capacity of 6 million tonnes. Construction is set to begin after the approval on environment impact assessment.

SunPower targets $1.5bn solar expansion in Chile 07 Aug, 2015
SunPower has revealed ambitious plans to develop 1 GW of solar PV capacity in Chile over the next five years at an investment around $1.5 billion. The company’s 1 GW plans will commence later this year with the construction of a 100 MW solar farm located in the central region of Chile. Financing will likely arrive via private local banks, with SunPower tapping its manufacturing plant in Mexico for the supply.

BMW building new auto body shop in Spartanburg 07 Aug, 2015
BMW will expand its presence in Spartanburg, South Carolina, by building a new auto body shop. The 527,000-square-foot facility will contain some of the most advanced technology in the automotive industry, including more than 650 robots. The new body shop is part of the $1 billion expansion announced by BMW to increase the plant’s output. The company will also build a 1,800-foot conveyor that will transfer welded bodies from the body shop to the main building for finishing, painting and assembly. Construction and tooling is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital To Build Hospital Campus In Springdale 07 Aug, 2015
Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock plans to build a new hospital campus in Springdale, Arkansas. The 225,000-square-foot hospital will sit on 37 acres of land located along Interstate-49 between Don Tyson Parkway and Highway 412 across the street from Arvest Ballpark. The state-of-art hospital will have 24 inpatient beds, an emergency department/urgent care center with 21 exam rooms, 30 clinic exam rooms, five operating rooms, imaging capabilities, diagnostic services and a helipad with a refueling station. The project will be a $184 million investment in the area over the next five years.

Commission approves $40 million hospital expansion 07 Aug, 2015
Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in New Mexico has won the approval from the Santa Fe Planning Commission to build a new 65,000-square-foot inpatient wing that will increase the number of private rooms in the hospital. The hospital plans to build the new wing at the same time it converts existing semi-private rooms, or shared by more than one patient, to private rooms.

New apartment complex takes shape in Phoenixville 07 Aug, 2015
DeMutis is finally rounding the corner on $54.3 million development that is recasting Phoenixville and its commercial center that entails 275 apartments and 20,000 square feet of retail. The project is called Phoenix Village totals 340,000 square feet of land. It is scheduled to be completed by the middle of next month. The project is being developed in a partnership that involves DeMutis Group and Dick Fox and Rob Lee of Fox Realty Co.

Valley Springs utility district seeks grant for wastewater treatment plant 07 Aug, 2015
The Valley Springs Public Utility District is now looking for funding for a new wastewater treatment plant after district directors recently approved required environmental documents. The new $8.8 million treatment plant is to be built off of Paloma Road and Watertown Road. The California State Water Resources Control Board has already given the district a $500,000 grant to do the initial studies for the project, to do an alternative evaluation report, and to obtain the necessary permits from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The district is seeking a grant for an additional $6 million from the State Water Resources Control Board to finance the construction of the treatment plant, as well as a $2.8 million low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Construction of the new plant will be completed by 2017.

Mahama commissions water plant for 4 communities 07 Aug, 2015
Water treatment plant for four communities at Ntereso in the Northern Region has been commissioned. These communities include Ntereso, Nyawuripe, Fufulso Junction and Yapei-Yapala. The plant which will draw water from the White Volta, it will then pump in excess 100,000 gallons of water daily to the communities.

Metal Exchange Corp. unit begins $38 million expansion 07 Aug, 2015
Pennex Aluminum Co., a subsidiary of Metal Exchange Corp., started a $38 million expansion of its Leetonia, Ohio facility. The expansion will add 175,000 square feet to the facility. The new 275,000-square-foot facility will include two aluminum press lines, increasing the company’s capabilities of creating customized aluminum products for customers. The company transforms aluminum into parts and shapes for construction, solar panels, lighting fixtures and other uses.

Finnish companies plan to invest in 1,200MW nuclear power plant 06 Aug, 2015

Fortum plans to acquire 6.6% stake in the 1,200 MW Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant to be developed by Finnish consortium Fennovoima in Pyhajoki in northern part of Finland. The nuclear facility will feature pressurised water reactor, which will be built by Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned Rosatom. Separately, SRV has agreed to acquire 1.8% stake in the Fennovoima project while Finnish stainless steel maker Outokumpu plans to increase its share from 12.3% to 14.1% in the project.

Atlantic looking at Thailand, India for new projects 06 Aug, 2015

Atlantic Wind & Solar has surpassed 1 gigawatt of renewable energy projects in its project pipeline size. The company has also marked its entry into Asia with projects in Thailand and India. At present, Atlantic is structuring an agreement in Thailand in connection with 230 MW of solar projects. Besides, the company is also evaluating another 90 MW of wind energy projects. In India Atlantic is structuring agreements around 210 MW of solar projects.

Dh719 million water desalination plant to be set up in RAK 06 Aug, 2015
Utico Middle East and Grupo Cobra, has formed joint venture partnership to construct a Dh719 million water desalination plant in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The joint venture, to be called Al Hamra Water Company, is 60:40 partnership between Utico Middle East and Grupo Cobra and will oversee the development of the world’s largest privately financed independent desalination company. Once completed in 2017, the Al Hamra Water Company will generate 22 million gallons of water per day (MGD) to serve the needs of Ras Al Khaimah and surrounding regions.

Signing of Agreement between India and Myanmar for setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training (CESDT) 06 Aug, 2015
A Centre of Excellence will be set up in Software Development and Training (CESDT), Myanmar. The Agreement is signed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), NOIDA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Union of Myanmar. The projects to be implemented by C-DAC, and envisages the setting up of a state of the art Information and Communication Technology Centre, imparting intensive teachers training, extending support for ICT curriculum development, and will be accredited as an authorized Centre of C-DAC. The project will be set up with financial support through the ASEAN-India Cooperation Fund.

Girls Science Clubs to set up laboratories Nat 06 Aug, 2015
The Girls science Clubs, an initiative of Africa Women Advocacy Project (AWAP), Ghana plans to set up nationwide Science laboratories to further improve the teaching and learning of science to encourage girls to actively participate in the advancement of Science, technology and innovation.

Afghanistan to sign deal with China’s CGGC for hydro plant: Energy minister 06 Aug, 2015

Afghanistan will soon sign a preliminary deal with China Gezhouba Group (CGGC) to build a 240 MW hydropower plant.

Dangote commissions new cement plant in Zambia 06 Aug, 2015

Dangote Cement has commissioned a new 1.5 million tpy cement plant and a 30 MW coal power plant in Zambia. The Zambian cement plant is Dangote Cement’s sixth in Africa of 14 planned projects, of which a further four are due to be commissioned by the end of the year. The company currently has about 40 million t of operational capacity.

NRG to Build 500 Megawatts of Gas-Fired Generation in California 06 Aug, 2015
NRG Energy has received approval from California utility regulators to construct a 500 MW, five-unit, simple-cycle, gas-fired power plant in southern California.

Rolta bags $15 mn smartcity project in Middle East 06 Aug, 2015

Rolta India has bagged smartcity and 3D mapping projects in the Middle East worth about USD 15 million. The company has carried out a project for establishing a large 3D map for Dubai and has also bagged a similar deal from the Sultanate of Oman.

Bpysolar to build 499-kW solar farm in Hungary with EU backing 06 Aug, 2015
Bpysolar Kft will build a 499 KW solar power system in eastern Hungary, with own funds and grants from the EU and the state. The solar power plant requires an investment of HUF 395 million. About 60% of that will be covered by grants, including funding under the Environment and Energy Operative Programme (KEOP).

Texas Tech plans for new $77 million experimental sciences building 06 Aug, 2015
A first stage design budget of $2.21 million was approved by the facilities committee of the Texas Tech Board of Regents, the first step in building a new $77 million experimental sciences building (ESB II). Other items approved include: A first stage design budget for the new College of Health and Human Services building; A project to construct the TTU Museum life safety upgrade and air management replacement; A first stage design budget for the TTUHSC Lubbock Expansion project; A first stage design budget for a new Permian Basin Academic Facility on the Odessa campus; A first stage design budget for a new Panhandle Clinical Simulatoin Center in Amarillo; A first stage design budget for the new Medical Sciences Building II at TTUHSC-El Paso etc.

Ergon Energy contracts SunPower Sunverge to install solar systems 06 Aug, 2015
Ergon Energy has contracted SunPower with Sunverge to supply 33 storage-integrated photovoltaic solar power systems. The systems are to be installed at homes of Ergon consumers. These systems will allow stored power to be redirected into the grid. Australian Renewable Energy Agency has contributed AUD 400,000 toward Ergon’s initiative. Ergon will distribute the SunPower–Sunverge systems in Toowoomba, Townsville and Cannonvale. And all the systems are expected to be installed and become operational by end of this year.

Granby plans $6 million water treatment plant 06 Aug, 2015
The Town of Granby is planning to construct a multi-million dollar Water Treatment Plant. Construction is set to begin next year. The Granby Board of Trustees approved submission of a grant application to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) for a $2 million grant. The Town hopes to use the grant money to construct a new water treatment plant for the Granby South Service Area, which includes all of Granby proper south of the Fraser River, the Granby Ranch area and the SilverCreek Water and Sanitation District. The project is expected to be ready for bidding in February 2016 with construction starting in May. It is likely to be completed in early 2017. Once plant construction is complete, the new facility will initially have capacity to produce approximately 500,000 gallons of water a day.

Wastewater treatment plant upgrade begins 06 Aug, 2015
Distel Construction began upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant at Vanceburg late last month. Construction on the project will consist of replacing and/or repairing several parts of the plant, including upgrades to blowers, repairing clarifiers and adding a new drying bed. Work will also be completed in the areas between Plummer’s Lane and Central Elementary School to repair lines in order to keep water from seeping through. The work will consist of placing fold and form pipeline. The Electric Plant Board (EPB) has borrowed $665,000 from Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, the expected cost to complete the project. The life of the loan is 20 years. The engineer for the upgrade is HMB Engineering of Frankfort.

Gibsons to receive $1.3M for wastewater plant upgrade 06 Aug, 2015
The Town of Gibsons will be receiving almost $1.3 million in funding from the Small Communities Fund (SCF) to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. SCF is a joint funding initiative between the provincial and federal governments. Both governments have each promised a third of the funding, leaving more than $600,000 for the Town to pay. The total cost of the upgrades is estimated at just under $1.9 million. The work is projected to take place over a three-year period. Planning would begin in 2016 with some work in 2017 and then further work in 2018.

InterFlex wraps up multi-plant expansion in US 06 Aug, 2015
Packaging converter InterFlex Group has completed a multimillion dollar expansion and consolidated production in the US. It has added two new, 10-color wide-web flexographic printing presses and three new lamination lines in the past year. It has installed the new machinery at plants in the United States and in the United Kingdom and also added more pouch and slitting equipment. The company also plans to open a new technical laboratory in Fox Valley, Wis., later this year.

Rosselkhozbank invests in poultry complex in Tula Oblast 06 Aug, 2015
The construction of a high-tech enterprise for growing broilers and processing of poultry meat with the capacity to 51,000 tonnes per year will be carried out by LLC Volovskiy broiler. It is expected that the total cost of the investment will be more than RUB 3.1 billion. Currently, Rosselkhozbank has opened a credit line of over RUB 2.6 billion, of which RUB 1 billion has been invested in the construction of the first stage of the production facility. The commissioning of the complex will be carried out in several stages. The company expects to launch the first one in Q3 2016.

New warehouse building planned in Pleasant Prairie 06 Aug, 2015
The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission approved site and operational plans for a speculative warehouse for the LakeView Corporate Park. Centerpoint Wispark Land Company, LLC is proposing to construct a 204,387 square foot speculative building on approximately 12 acres of land. The building will feature a truck court with 20 dock locations and the ability to add 18 future dock locations. Initial grading at the Pleasant Praire site is expected to begin in the next couple of months and construction is expected to be complete next summer.

Air power: Oman completes first stage of wind farm project 06 Aug, 2015
Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), which is overseeing the formulation of a national strategy for renewable energy development in the Sultanate, has identified 15 sites deemed optimal for wind power projects. The mapping of sites is a key to the Oman Wind Atlas Project, an initiative launched by the authority to encourage investment in wind-based renewable energy schemes in the Sultanate. The authority plans to erect wind masts at key locations to gather bankable wind data, a prerequisite for the commercial exploitation of this resource.

Gaisano sets up retail presence at Iloilo Business Park 06 Aug, 2015
The Gaisano group will put up a department store and supermarket in Megaworld Corp.’s integrated urban township in Iloilo at Philippines. Metro Retail Stores Group Inc, the retail arm of the Gaisanos’ Viscal Group of Companies, has acquired a 9,000 square meter commercial property inside the 72-hectare business park. Megaworld has allocated nine hectares of the entire township for the commercial district.

Astro Mobile to setup mobile phone, television assembly plant 06 Aug, 2015
Astro Mobile intends to set up a mobile phones and television assembly plant at Joina City branch in Harare, Zimbabwe before the end of 2015.

Groundbreaking for natural gas power plant in Loudoun County 06 Aug, 2015
State and local officials are breaking ground on a new natural gas power plant in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2017 and to be operated by Panda Power Funds.

EDF deal for new UK nuclear plant to be signed in October 06 Aug, 2015
Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has reached an agreement with EDF to develop the £25 billion Hinkley nuclear power plant in southwest England, and politicians are set to approve the deal when parliament reconvenes in September. Chinese firms CGN and CNNC are expected to get a stake of around 40 percent and provide much of the construction financing for the two new EPR reactors.

Singapore’s Sembcorp to build 400MW power plant 06 Aug, 2015
Sembcorp Utilities will set up a 400 MW dual-fuel power plant in Sirajganj, Bangladesh as the cabinet committee on purchase approved the power division’s proposal. The power plant will be operated for 22 years by North-West Power Generation Company as a joint venture with Sembcorp.

Italy’s Finmeccanica signs Iran power plant deal for 500 million euro 05 Aug, 2015

Finmeccanica’s engineering unit Fata has signed a 500 million euro contract with Iran’s Ghadir to build a power plant in the Asian country.

Kraftanlagen Munchen wins contract for gas-fired thermal power plant in Kiel, Germany 05 Aug, 2015
Along with General Electric, Kraftanlagen München (KAM) has won a contract to develop a gas-fired thermal power plant in Kiel for German municipal utility Stadtwerke Kiel. The facility is expected to generate 190 MW of electrical and 192 MW of thermal energy. While Kraftanlagen Munchen has been appointed as the general contractor for the facility, GE will supply 20 Jenbacher J920 Flextra gas engines for it. The project will be developed in two phases. The initial phase will comprise planning and construction of the pump house to be connected to the district heating system, the electrode boiler and heat storage, as well as scheduling and obtaining operating approval for the entire system, including gas engines. Construction of phase two is expected to start in May next year, and include development of the gas engine power plant.

Vidullanka to develop 6.5MW power plant in Uganda 05 Aug, 2015

Vidullanka, through its subsidiary Muvumbe Hydro, has entered into an agreement with the Government of Uganda to develop a power plant in Uganda. The power plant with a capacity of 6.5 MW will start selling power to the Government for a period of 20 years upon completion. Muvumbe Hydro has entered into the power purchase agreement with Uganda Electricity Transmission Company on 28 July 2015.

Gemma Power Systems Wins Contract to Build Exelon West Medway II Simple Cycle Power Plant 05 Aug, 2015
Gemma Power Systems has received a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) to commence activities under a Turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract with Exelon West Medway II for a 200 MW dual-fuel Simple Cycle Power Plant in Medway, Massachusetts. The contract value is approximately $100 million. The new facility will be constructed on a 70-acre site adjacent to Exelon’s existing 173 MW Medway Generating Station and will feature two 100 MW General Electric LMS100 combustion turbine generators. Construction and commissioning is planned to be complete in the second quarter of 2018.

InterGen commissions San Luis de la Paz power plant in Mexico 05 Aug, 2015

InterGen has commenced operations at the 205 MW combined-cycle natural gas turbine power plant near the municipality of San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico. Under a 20-year deal, majority of the power generated from the San Luis de la Paz plant will be sold to a mining company with the remaining supplied to industries in the region. Samsung Engineering managed the construction of the power plant.

Blackbird and Wadamba to build 500MW wave energy plant in South Africa 05 Aug, 2015

Wave Electricity Renewable Power Ocean (WERPO), a unit of Blackbird International, and Wadamba Technovations have agreed to jointly construct a 500MW renewable power plant in South Africa. The company intends to sign additional contracts in the coming weeks.

Conergy to build 50-MW solar farm for PH firm 05 Aug, 2015
A new 50 MW solar farm will be put up for PetroSolar Corp. in Tarlac City, Tarlac by the Conergy, a leading German photovoltaic (PV) solution and service provider for the construction of Tarlac Solar Power Project (TSPP). The on-ground construction will be executed in cooperation with local partner Phesco Inc., and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.

Saudi solar power project built on US$49 per MWh contract 05 Aug, 2015
Saudi Electric Company has agreed to build a 50 MW solar PV power project under a power purchase agreement paying a rate of 0.1875 Ruyals per kilowatt-hour or US$49 per megawatt-hour (MWh) without any additional subsidy. The project will be built by Taqnia Energy and co-developed by Saudi Electric Company and the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology.

Solar power plant set to open in Aflaj 05 Aug, 2015
The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is one of the signatories along with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Taqnia Energy to a MOU for the launch of the first 50 MW solar power station at Al-Aflaj, Saudi Arabia.

Engineered Floors plans to build new factory in northwest Georgia 05 Aug, 2015
Engineered Floors is to build a fourth factory in northwest Georgia and begin producing carpet tile for the first time. The company has invested nearly $500 million on its facilities.

Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan to build new pipelines 05 Aug, 2015
The prospects for energy cooperation between Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan are discussed on August 5, 2015 by the Turkmen Government. In this regard, great importance is attached to the implementation of the project for constructing new Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan-China gas pipeline. China National Petroleum Corporation has started purchasing gas from this region since 2009 after the commissioning of first two branches (A and B) from Turkmenistan through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The third branch (C) running on this route has been commissioned recently. Currently, work is underway to construct the additional fourth branch (D) on the new route through Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Moroccan company builds cement plant in Guinea-Bissau 05 Aug, 2015
Ciments Africa will build a factory for cement production in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. The factory will start production of cement within 14 months, and an agreement outlining these details is signed with the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Equus Capital to Build Industrial Spec Building 05 Aug, 2015
Equus Capital Partners will commence construction later this month on a 330,000-square-foot speculative industrial warehouse and distribution center in the Stonewall Industrial Park, Virginia. The new building will sit on a 52-acre site, which has been engineered to accommodate a second building of up to 500,000 square feet. The warehouse/distribution facility will be a 410-foot deep, single-side loaded building with a 180-foot deep truck court to allow for truck trailer loading and parking away from the loading docks. The warehouse scheduled delivery in March 2016.

New Juaben to construct modern transport terminal 05 Aug, 2015
The New Juaben Municipal Assembly has began the construction of a new transport terminal at the cost of 600,000 dollars. The project, which is expected to help de-congest the Koforidua-Accra and Koforidua-Kumasi terminals, is being funded by the World Bank, and it is the third of such facilities to be provided in the Municipality by the Assembly. The project consists of a three-story office building, a ticket booth, a 54-capacity passenger terminal and resting room, 120 market stalls, and a 5,800-metre square pavement floor. The terminal will serve as the transport station for the Koforidua-Ho-Hohoe, the Koforidua-Somanya and the Akosombo areas.

Japan receiving $300 mn in solar project investment 05 Aug, 2015
Japan is to receive $300 million investment in large solar farms from renewable energy investors. The US-based clean energy private equity investor Hudson Clean Energy Partners and Middle East developer Adenium Energy Capital are making the investment. Japan is expected to add more than 11 GW of solar capacity this year.

Siemens to build nacelle factory for 7 MW offshore turbine in Germany 05 Aug, 2015
Siemens is investing about EUR200 million on a production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Cuxhaven, Germany. The new facility will manufacture nacelles for its next-generation 7 MW offshore wind turbines. The company is expected to break ground for the project later this year, and begin production of the first components in mid-2017.

Forewind allowed to construct largest offshore project in UK 05 Aug, 2015
The United Kingdom has authorized Forewind consortium to build two 1.2 GW, joint offshore wind farms. The consortium comprising four European utilities RWE, SSE, Statkraft and Statoil will build the twin project named Dogger Bank Teesside A&B costing about 12.5 billion. The Department of Energy and Climate Change of UK has awarded the development permission for the projects. Dogger Bank Teesside A&B will be comprised of 400 wind turbines. The development expected to cover 600 square kilometers will be connected to the national grid from the Lackenby substation. Construction on both farms will be initiated by August 2022

£7M new build hotel for Travelodge in Berkshire 04 Aug, 2015
Built on the former site of Microsoft’s Head Quarters, the Winnersh Triangle Travelodge hotel is a bespoke 93-room property featuring a Bar Cafe at Berkshire, Shire county. A further six hotels is also planned across Ascot, Slough, Sandhurst, Reading, Windsor and Wokingham in Shire county.

Gold Coast casino to be built next to Sea World 04 Aug, 2015
Queensland Labor Government is planning an integrated resort and casino on the Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The site for the purpose has been alloted.

Two new hotels under construction in downtown area 04 Aug, 2015
Fairfield Inn and Suites and an Aloft Hotel, both projects of HOS Management, are under construction near the intersection of Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. and Oglethorpe Ave, United States. The hotels are planned for completion by next summer.

Co-op eyes Jewellery Quarter site for new food store 04 Aug, 2015
The Co-operative Group is eyeing an empty office in the Jewellery Quarter to open a new convenience store. The chain’s food division has brought forward new plans to convert vacant office space at 7 Newhall Square into a 3,130 sq ft store. If successful, the shop will benefit from the office occupiers and Travelodge hotel on the site, the new Staycity serviced apartment complex, which is due to open later this year, and a busy residential community.

Sundaram-Clayton to set up die-casting unit in US 04 Aug, 2015
Sundaram-Clayton , part of the TVS Group, will invest USD eight million to set up a die-casting facility in the United States. The Board of Directors have approved in-principle, an investment of a sum not exceeding USD eight million in tranches by the company in the proposed die-casting facility.

General Motors to invest $877 million to overhaul Flint, Michigan, truck plant 04 Aug, 2015
General Motors will spend $877 million to overhaul its pickup truck factory in Flint, Michigan, capping a series of investments to keep production of profitable large pickups and sport utility vehicles rolling through a significant model change expected in 2018. The Flint investment is part of a plan to expand three US truck plants to install new assembly lines, body welding shops and paint operations for future generations of Silverado pickups and SUVs such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade, while still running the operations that build current models.

Italian Investors to Set Up Sh2 Billion Model Dairy Farm in Eldoret 04 Aug, 2015
The Moi University and Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) through a joint venture plans to set up a dairy farming in Eldoret, Kenya. The project is estimated to cost between Sh1.6 billion and Sh2 billion and is expected to be launched this year.

Sino-Zim to Set Up U.S $50 Million Brick Plant 04 Aug, 2015
China National Materials Group Corporation (SINOMA) has availed $20 million to its Gweru-based subsidiary, Sino Cement Zimbabwe, for the setting up of a state- of-the-art brick and tiles manufacturing project. The project, which is estimated to cost about $50 million, will be in three phases. The first phase will see Sino Cement to construct a brick manufacturing plant with a capacity of making 60 million bricks annually at a cost of about $20 million for which the construction will be completed by the mid-next year.

UCY setting up Hydrocarbon Research Institute 04 Aug, 2015
The University of Cyprus will be setting up a Hydrocarbon Research Institute and a Department of Chemical Engineering for Hydrocarbons in with the aim of supporting the oil and gas industry in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Controversial power plant, sports complex approved by Middletown Town Council 04 Aug, 2015
Middletown Council has approved plans for a technology center, natural gas-fueled power plant, and a 170-acre sports complex. A Delaware sports complex also received final approval by the council on July 06, 2015 that will include 20 multi-purpose fields, and 16 baseball diamonds

Tampa Electric to build large solar project at Big Bend Power Station 04 Aug, 2015
Tampa Electric Company plans to build a massive solar array next to its Big Bend Power Station in southeastern Hillsborough County. The project will produce 2 MW of power. The company plans to construct the array on a 125-acre tract adjacent to the power plant and is expected to be operational in 2016.

Baptist Health seeks to build new hospital in Fleming Island 04 Aug, 2015
Baptist Health has filed a letter of intent to build a new hospital with up to 100 acute-care beds on its campus in Clay County to complement its emergency room there. If approved, the new hospital will be located on the 32-acre campus and will enhance existing services.

Galliford Try wins £66m contract to build new HSBC base 04 Aug, 2015
Work on a new headquarters for HSBC in Birmingham, England is expected to start imminently after a lead contractor is appointed. Galliford Try, which last month won the contract to build the new Birmingham Conservatoire, will lead development of the 11-storey 2 Arena Central in Broad Street. 2 Arena Central, which will be opposite the Library of Birmingham and next to Alpha Tower, will have grade A office accommodation and ground floor retail or restaurant space across 210,000 sq ft. Work is due to start on the £66 million contract in September.

Rooms to Go plans to build new store in north Bibb County 04 Aug, 2015
Rooms to Go is looking to build a new furniture store in north Bibb County, Georgia that will entail 33,600-square-foot of area with a parking lot and loading area.

Jackson Health wants to build a hospital in Doral 04 Aug, 2015
Jackson Health System is to build a new medical campus in Doral, Florida with an opening date in 2018. The health system has already acquired the land, and intends to build an inpatient hospital with up to 100 beds on the Jackson West site. Jackson West’s free-standing emergency room is the first building the health system intends to open, and will include an outpatient center for specialty pediatrics.

HOERBIGER will build plant, bring 420 new manufacturing jobs to Coral Springs 04 Aug, 2015
HOERBIGER will open a new North American manufacturing facility in Coral Springs. The state-of-the-art facility will feature the latest production engineering innovations and will create a $43.1 million capital investment in the region. This facility will have the capacity to produce compression-molded bushings for the production of sealing rings, injection-molded sealing elements for compressor valves, steel-forming operations for the production of packing cases and compressor valves.

Wegmans plans grocery store at Natick Mall 04 Aug, 2015
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. plans to open a 125,000-square-foot grocery store at the Natick Mall, Massachusetts. The company will lease a total of 194,000 square feet on three floors from Chicago-based mall owner General Growth Properties. Wegmans, which needs permitting approvals, hopes to start construction on the store early next year and open it in spring 2017

Hybrid Healthy Food Store Eyes Expansion 04 Aug, 2015
Snap Kitchen is planning to open at least five stores in the Philadelphia region by the end of the year. The company sells pre-packaged meals that cater to dietary preferences such as vegan, gluten-free, paleo and vegetarian.

Ace Hotel to open in New Orleans Warehouse District 04 Aug, 2015
Ace Hotel will open a new location in New Orleans’ Warehouse District in mid-2016. The 234-room Ace New Orleans will occupy the Art Deco building, which is commissioned in 1928 and formerly held the Max Barnett Furniture Store. Roman and Williams, behind the Ace New York hotel, will design the space, which will include a restaurant, bar and rooftop swimming pool.

Famsun to build new aquafeed mill in Zambia 03 Aug, 2015
Yalelo has entered into a MoU with Famsun Co. to supply a turn-key dedicated aquafeed mill Zambia with the total project investment of USD $6.0 million. The facility will have an initial capacity of 25,000 tonnes per annum with modular design enabling ease of expansion up to 50,000 tonnes per annum. At the center of the mill will be the Famsun MY120 twin-screw extruder with capacity of 7.5 tonnes per hour and the new 3000 Series Famsun dryer. Yalelo anticipates delivery of the equipment early 2016 for completion of commissioning in late 2016.

$100m Moxey dairy deal finalised 03 Aug, 2015
The Sino-Australian milk processing and farming consortium comprising Leppington Pastoral Company, New Hope Dairy Holdings and Freedom Foods Group has completed its acquisition of the $100m Moxey Farms business in Central West New South Wales.

Siemens signs MoU to develop solar project in Nigeria 03 Aug, 2015
Siemens and CT Cosmos has signed an MoU for the construction of a 70 MW solar photovoltaic power facility at Panyam near Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The project, estimated to cost $170 million is expected to take less than two years for completion. Power from the project will be evacuated by the national grid.

Aberdeen’s Stadium Towne Center shopping/hotel complex moves forward 03 Aug, 2015
A hotel and shopping center planned near Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium, Scotland is getting closer to construction. The concept plan for the 48,000-square-foot retail hub, to be called Stadium Towne Center, is approved last month by the Maryland city’s planning commission.

QT Vascular sets up drug-coating development centre in Singapore 03 Aug, 2015
QT Vascular has set up its drug-coating development centre in Singapore. This is done with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board. The centre will help to boost the group’s research and development efforts in its Chocolate Touch drug-coated angioplasty balloon programme.

George Shoe Corporation to Set Up New Plant 03 Aug, 2015
George Shoe Corporation also known as George Gloria Group (3G) is to erect another manufacturing plant in Ethiopia worth USD 120 million. The new plant is situated in Modjo town and it will be completed within five years.

Dole VA Medical Center to build new emergency room 03 Aug, 2015
The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is building a new emergency room, two additional operating suites and an expanded sterile processing area in Wichita, United States. The company estimates the emergency room will cost between $4 million and $5 million. The construction is projected to begin next year with completion in mid-2017. The emergency room is in addition to the $7.5 million the VA is spending on a new 23,000-square-foot primary care facility, which is set to open in May.

GE to build 190 MW CHP plant in Germany 03 Aug, 2015
GE and general contractor Kraftanlagen Munchen (KAM) are set to build a 190 MWe/192 MWth combined heat and power (CHP) plant for Stadtwerke Kiel. The project’s initial phase will involve the planning and construction of the pump house to connect to the district heating system, the electrode boiler and a heat storage facility, as well as scheduling and obtaining operating approval for the entire system, including the gas engines. The second phase, which will include construction of the power plant, is expected to begin in May 2016.

Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover launches learning academy in UK 03 Aug, 2015

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has set up the first learning academy in the UK to train and up-skill its employees. The JLR Learning Academy is housed at Manufacturing Group (WMG) at Warwick University as part of the automotive group’s ongoing partnership with the Coventry-based institution in the West Midlands region of England.

Hue to construct $14mil obstetrical hospital 03 Aug, 2015
The Hue Central Hospital in the Central region of Viet Nam, is to get a separate 300-bed obstetrical facility. The facility is expected to cost VND300 billion or US$14 million, with half the funds coming from State budget and the remaining from investment by private sector. The facility in the form of a six-storey building with fully functional rooms for medical operation, will occupy 1,200sq. m area inside the hospital territory. Construction will start in the first quarter of next year and is expected to be completed within two years.

DTE Energy begins construction on solar power array in Romulus 03 Aug, 2015
DTE Energy has begun construction of an array in Romulus that will operate by the end of the year. The new facility on Citrin Drive near I-94 and Middlebelt Road will comprise more than 2,700 solar panels on property owned by the Morton Terminal Land Holdings, LLC. The solar installation will have capacity to generate 750 kilowatts of electricity. DTE Energy will construct, operate and maintain the solar array for 20 years.

Japan installs world’s largest offshore wind turbine 03 Aug, 2015
Japan has installed the largest offshore wind turbine of the world. The Japanese engineers have installed the 344-foot floating turbine capable of withstanding tsunamis and waves up to 65 feet high.

Food bank to install processing facility for retail wing 03 Aug, 2015
The New Hampshire Food Bank is working to install a revenue-generating food-processing unit within its warehouse in Manchester, England. It will process bulk dry goods and ship them to food pantries across England.

Pattern Energy completes acquisition of 283-MW Gulf Wind project 03 Aug, 2015
Pattern Energy has completed acquisition of the 283 MW Gulf Wind power facility in Kenedy County, Texas. The Gulf Wind facility comprises 118 wind turbines that can cumulatively generate 283 MW hours peak, which is the equivalent of annual energy consumption of about 80,000 average houselolds in Texas.

Afghanistan Ministry of ag to build fruit packaging processing factory 03 Aug, 2015
The Ministry of Agriculture of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plans to build a factory for the handling and processing of fresh fruits in Afghanistan.

New 140-room Evanston hotel moves forward after panel vote 03 Aug, 2015
The Neighborhoods Committee voted to amend the office and medical development’s concept plan to permit the Neyer Properties to build a six-story, 140-room hotel. The hotel will replace one of the buildings envisioned to host office space at the site on Dana Avenue near Interstate 71, United States. The Cincinnati Planning Commission approved the plan in June. Construction will begin as soon as this fall and open in late 2016 or early 2017. Neyer Properties is working with Bellevue-based Brandicorp, Mason-based HiFive Development Services and PDT Architects on the project.

Fresh Thyme to Open 4th and 5th Indianapolis Stores in Carmel and Fishers, August 6
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Carmel and Fishers will be the newest communities in Greater Indianapolis to welcome a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market when the health-focused grocery store celebrates two grand openings on August 6, 2015.

Golden Tulip eyes 25 hotels in South Asia by 2016-end 02 Aug, 2015

Golden Tulip Hotels and Resorts plans to operate 25 hotels in South Asia by the end of next year. New properties are expected to come up in Bengaluru, Kolkata and Kufri (Himachal Pradesh), and also in Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The group is set to open a 5-star resort in Bangladesh next month.

KSA to build PV plant for under $5 cents per kWh 02 Aug, 2015
Saudi Arabia is to develop a 50 MW solar photovoltaic power plant at a cost of under $5 cents per kWh. The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed an MoU with the Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) and Taqnia Energy to launch the photovoltaic solar power project.

China invests $ 115 million to develop wind energy in Pakistan 02 Aug, 2015
China is helping Pakistan to build a 49.5 MW Dawood wind power plant near Karachi with a total investment of $115 million. The plant is expected to generate 130 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, meeting the need of about 100,000 families in the local area. The project is expected to be completed in June 2016 and start to generate power three months later.

China begins construction of Asia’s largest suspension bridge 02 Aug, 2015

China has begun the construction of the 2,470-meter-long suspension bridge over Longjiang River in Yunnan Province, China. The bridge is scheduled to become operational in June next year.

RTA to build 10 new pedestrian bridges in Dubai 02 Aug, 2015

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) plans 10 new pedestrian bridges scheduled to be built in Dubai in 2016 and 2017. The 10 new bridges will bring the total number of pedestrian bridges to 120 by 2017. Two bridges will be constructed on Baniyas Road; the first near the Land Department, and the second near Dubai Municipality. One bridge will be constructed on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road near Al Rifaa-Al Saadiyat Road, in addition to a bridge near Al Twar Centre, a bridge on Al Ittihad Road near Dnata, a bridge on the Arabian Ranches Road (Road 323), a bridge on Al Mankhool Road, a bridge on Latifa Bint Hamdan Road near Al Khail Mall Road, a bridge near Bel Rumaitha Club, and a bridge on the Dubai-Al Ain Road near Skycourts Buildings.

Canada to Build Port to Ease Shipping Near Peregrine Project 02 Aug, 2015
Canada’s Federal Government and the Nunavut Provincial Government will fund construction of a port in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, Canada. The estimated budget for the project is $84.9 million with the Federal Government funding up to $63.7 million and the Provincial Government to provide the remainder.

New Livonia medical building to include surgery center 02 Aug, 2015
Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists will open a new, state-of-the-art health care center in Livonia, Michigan on 05 August, 2015. The Mendelson Professional Building will house the Mendelson Kornblum orthopedic practice and an outpatient surgery center. The health care center entails 42,000-square-foot of area. The main level will be occupied by the Mendelson Kornblum and Lake Urgent Care clinics. On the second level, St. Mary Mercy Livonia has leased 21,000 square feet of space for its outpatient surgery center and Michigan Bariatric Institute clinic slated to open in late 2015.

SK Telecom to build LTE network reaching sea 02 Aug, 2015

SK Telecom plans to build the long-term evolution (LTE) network system that can reach out to ships 100 kilometers off the coast, allowing to receive the latest updates in weather and marine forecasts. The pilot run of the project will be conducted in May 2016. The company will join forces with the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries for the project.

DMCI tapped to build Calax 02 Aug, 2015

Metro Pacific Investment Corp. has tapped local contractor DM Consunji Inc. and Leighton Holdings of Australia to construct the P34.5-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway project. The DM Consunji will implement the second phase of the infrastructure project with shall be worth around P17 billion for which the contract will be finalized soon. The first phase will be handled by Leighton. MPCala Holdings Inc., a unit of Metro Pacific, earlier won the P35.4-billion Calax project, which involves the construction and operation of a four-lane, 47-kilometer closed-system toll expressway connecting Manila-Cavite Expressway and South Luzon Expressway.

Iran approves nine HWT plants to boost imports 02 Aug, 2015
Iran has approved nine newly established Hot Water Treatment (HWT) plants to boost the imports of vegetables and fruits from Pakistan. The plants are in process to get approval from the authorities.

Abu Dhabi set to open 2,300 more hotel rooms in 2015 02 Aug, 2015
More than 2,300 hotel rooms are set to open in Abu Dhabi by the end of 2015 with a further 5,200 in the pipeline for 2017. The hotel construction will bring the total room count in Abu Dhabi from 20,700 at present to 26,000 by 2017.

Ghana: Ministry of Roads/GHA to Construct Rumble Strip On Nsawam Highway 02 Aug, 2015
The Ministry of Roads, in collaboration with the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), will construct rumble strips as a speed reducing mechanism on the Nsawam-Adoagyiri road in Ghana.

Golden Tulip eyes 25 hotels in South Asia by 2016-end 02 Aug, 2015

Golden Tulip Hotels and Resorts plans to operate 25 hotels in South Asia by the end of next year. New properties are expected to come up in Bengaluru, Kolkata and Kufri (Himachal Pradesh), and also in Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The group is set to open a 5-star resort in Bangladesh next month.

R.I. officials to announce $700-million power plant in Burrillville 01 Aug, 2015
Governor of Rhode Island is proposing to build a 900 MW gas-fired power plant costing about $700-million in Burrillville, Rhode Island. The project will be under developed by Invenergy.

New hotel expected to be built in downtown Wilmington 01 Aug, 2015
A new Hampton Inn is slated to be built at 225 Grace Street, between Second and Third Streets in downtown Wilmington, United States. Wilmington Hotel Group LLC has signed a construction agreement with WM Jordan to build the new hotel that will hold 92 rooms and will broke ground next week. The project is estimated to cost around $12 million.

Colombo-Kandy Expressway construction to begin from Monday 01 Aug, 2015
The Colombo Road Development Authority (RDA) shall commence the construction of the first segment of the expressway between Kadawatha and Mirigama from August 3, 2015. Similarly, the construction of the second stage will be between Mirigama and Kurunegala, while the third stage will be between Kurunegala and Kandy. An expressway between Kurunegala and Dambulla will also be constructed.

Company planning another solar plant 01 Aug, 2015
Iberdrola Renewables is seeking to build its second solar plant in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. The company is also applied to Alamosa County for a permit to build a 50 MW plant adjacent to another plant it built in the north end of the county in 2011.

Bear Creek builds new football field 01 Aug, 2015
Bear Creek High’s administrators envision their new football field as modern, clean and understated. The field is scheduled to be ready on September 04, 2015 in Stockton, California. A new watering system is being installed as well.

Blacksburg mountain bikers want to construct skills park 01 Aug, 2015
Blacksburg is raising money online for construction of first mountain bike skills park in Southwest Virginia. The money is to make up the 20 percent matching funds for a Virginia Division of Conservation and Recreation Grant that will pay for the first phase of construction. Construction shall begin next summer.

Korean textile firms start factory construction in Vietnam 01 Aug, 2015
Panko group has started construction of a garment and textile factory in Vietnam’s Tam Thang industrial zone in Tam Ky city, the central province of Quang Nam. The factory is being built on an area of over 30 hectares with a total investment capital of $70 million and will specialise in producing clothing and textile products, dyeing, garment and textile materials. Each year, it will produce 24,000 tonnes of textile products, 24,000 tonnes of dyeing products, 75,000 tonnes of garment products and 30 million tonnes of material products.

Acronis to invest $ 55 million in new Singapore R&D centre 01 Aug, 2015

Acronis has opened an R&D centre in Singapore and is looking to invest more than 55 million dollars over the next five years in the innovation activities. Research scope of the centre, to host 120-150 engineers, will include efficient data storage and processing, optimised data transfer protocols, data security and mobile data protection

Boutique hotel opens in Springfield, Mo. 01 Aug, 2015
A new Hotel Vandivort has opened at Springfield, Missouri, United States. The property offers 50 stylish guest rooms, 12 suites and two premiere suites. For events, the hotel includes two high-tech meeting rooms and the spacious Vandivort Ballroom with capacity for up to 200 guests.

Alibaba, China think-tank to open quantum computing lab 31 Jul, 2015
Alibaba have joined hands to develop quantum computers that can process data billions of times faster than current digital computers. Jointly established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Alibaba, a new computing laboratory to be set up in Shanghai is expected to produce a general-purpose quantum computer prototype with 50-100 quantum bits by 2030.

LCRA to build electric infrastructure west of Round Rock 31 Jul, 2015
The Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Corporation is in process of gathering information to build new electrical substations and transmission lines throughout Williamson County. The project is currently in the information-gathering stage now that a study area has been chosen where the proposed transmission lines and new substations will be built. The project proposes to build two new substations between Round Rock and Leander and have transmission lines connecting them to existing substations in Williamson County.

Kum & Go Building New ‘Marketplace’ Prototype 31 Jul, 2015
Kum & Go LC is expanding the footprint of its future stores. The company plans to build its first of its newest prototyp, a 6,000-square-foot store with expanded prepared foods in Johnston, Iowa, United States and expects to open the new location by the end of the year.

Firms to build Hinkley Point power plant announced 31 Jul, 2015
Balfour Beatty, Doosan Babcock, Laing O’Rourke and Weir have been named among the companies to build the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, South West England. The firms are selected by the Electricite de France S.A (EDF), responsible for the £14bn development. A final investment decision (FID) is expected in the coming months, after which the contracts will be signed, and the first electricity is expected to be generated in 2023.

New shopping plaza set to bring Panera Bread, Aldi to Eustis 31 Jul, 2015
Developers are planning to build a new shopping plaza at Eustis, Florida. The new five-building shopping center is set to begin construction in August near Spring Harbor Boulevard and U.S. Highway 441 across the street from the Wal-Mart and Target. The plaza will include at least seven businesses including Panera Bread, Aldi, Tijuana Flats, Pacific Dental, Mattress Firm and Vitamin Shoppe.

Marubeni to build gas plant 31 Jul, 2015Japan’s JFE Steel to invest $220 million in Vietnam steelworks
Marubeni Corp. plans to put up a 250 MW mobile gas turbine power plant in Barangay Libjo, Batangas City, data from the Energy Department show. The company is negotiating with various electric cooperatives for bilateral supply agreement and plans to sell power to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, the trading floor of electricity in Luzon and is seeking approval to conduct the grid impact study for the power plant.

Murphysboro breaks ground for new wastewater treatment plant 31 Jul, 2015
Murphysboro wastewater treatment plant will no longer have to build replacement parts to fix the city’s nearly 50-year-old system. The city officals made way for the new $15 million new wastewater treatment plant. Work on the plant shall commence shortly and is scheduled to be finished in 12 to 14 months.

FMC to set up research facility in Denmark 31 Jul, 2015
FMC plans to establish a regional headquarters and research facility in Horsholm, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. Expected to open in 2016, the new FMC European Innovation Center (EIC) will be located at the Scion DTU Science and Technology Park in Hørsholm and serve as a central hub for research and development, and regional corporate functions.

Cone Health to seek state approval for new $134.5M women’s hospital 31 Jul, 2015
Cone Health this fall will seek state approval for plans to add a $134.5 million replacement for Women’s Hospital at its Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. The health system plans to file the application by mid-September and will also be filing a CON application for a $38.5 million project that will replace 14 operating rooms at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro with 10 larger, more modern operating suites.

UK’s Port of Garston to build new bulk terminal to boost capacity 31 Jul, 2015
Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested in the Port of Garston for the construction of a £2.2m bulk terminal, aimed at strengthening the port’s operational capacity. With the new facility, the port will be able to offer an additional 3,950m² worth of storage for bulk commodities such as wheat, rice, fertiliser and organic feed. The new terminal features solar panels to supply a clean energy generating capacity of 200 KW, reducing environmental impact. Being built by 3b Construction, completion of the work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Brazil build new container terminal at Port of Paranagua 31 Jul, 2015
Brazil agreed with operator Portuario Porto Pontal the construction of new container terminal at Port of Paranagua with capacity 2 million TEU and cargo area of 600,000 sq m. The terminal will be multi-billion USD investment shared between the Government and port operator, implementing the most modern technologies and making the port important transportation hub for container shipping in Southern Brazil. The new container terminal will be in the Portal de Parana and will be equipped with 56 cranes, railway integration and will be able to handle the largest container ships operating nowadays.

See inside MidMichigan Health’s new $18 million building in Midland 31 Jul, 2015
The MidMichigan Medical Center has launched a new health education building for a laboratory equipped with patient simulation mannequins. Construction of the Gerstacker Building, an $18 million project, began in May 2014 and work on the lower and first levels wrapped up this month. Work on level two, where corporate offices will be located, is expected to be complete this fall.

Lagos Assembly Wants Ambode To Construct Fly-over Across Pen Cinema 31 Jul, 2015
Lagos State House of Assembly has urged the Governor of Nigeria to construct a fly-over across Pen Cinema connecting Oba Ogunji Agunbiade and Iju Road in Agege local government to reduce perennial gridlock in the area.

Ministry to Construct 521 Secondary Schools 31 Jul, 2015
The Ministry of Education has begun the construction of 521 secondary schools nationwide in a bid to increase high school enrolment ensuring educational accessibility. The Government has allocated a huge amount of capital for the actualization of 521 secondary schools.

Govt to construct E139 million dams 31 Jul, 2015
Government of Swaziland in partnership with the European Union, will be constructing earth dams worth E139 million. The talks on the project are being finalised with the EU.

Gazprom and NIPIGAZ to construct gas processing plant 31 Jul, 2015
Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk, part of the Gazprom Group, and NIPIgazpererabotka (NIPIGAZ), part of the SIBUR Group, have signed an agreement to design, coordinate equipment and material supplies, and manage construction of the Amur gas processing plant (GPP), which is located near the town of Svobodny in the Amur Region, Russia.

CEA members discuss plans for bringing road to Pineville 31 Jul, 2015
Coalfields Expressway Authority (CEA) members discussed issues involved in bringing the new highway from Mullens to Pineville, in Wyoming County. A consultant will be used to determine if there is enough coal along the route from Mullens to Pineville to make such a partnership worthwhile.

TCS exploring feasibility of expanding into Africa 31 Jul, 2015
TCS has been operating in the Middle East and Africa for the last 30 years and is looking at ‘feasibility of expanding into other parts of Africa’. The firm has 11 offices and one delivery centre, some 3,800 employees from 28 nationalities working on various assignments for a cross-section of customers.

Golden Tulip to launch new property in Bangladesh 31 Jul, 2015
Golden Tulip is all set to launch its second five star property in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. On August 15, 2015, Golden Tulip Sea Pearl Beach Resort will open its doors on Inani Beach, Bangladesh offering business and leisure travellers a mix of leisure and adventurous activities at the property.

DFSK building MPV plant 30 Jul, 2015
Dongfeng Sokon Motor (DFSK), a joint venture between Dongfeng Motor and Sokon Motor, is gearing up to produce vehicles in Indonesia. The company has began construction of a 50,000 unit/year plant in Tangerang, a satellite city just west of the capital city Jakarta, towards the end of last year. The US$150m plant is being built on the site of the former Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Sanex which ceased production several years ago. Trial production at the plant is scheduled to start at the end of 2015.

Huge funding to help Cumberland build new wastewater infrastructure 30 Jul, 2015
A huge funding of cash coming from both the Federal and Provincial Governments will pave the for the $2,767,564 major development is made available through the Small Communities Fund.

Japan’s JFE Steel to invest $220 million in Vietnam steelworks 30 Jul, 2015
JFE Steel will invest $220 million in a steelworks being built by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group in Vietnam in a bid to expand its global network to drive growth. The company also plans to take a 5 per cent stake in the plant’s operating company, Formosa Ha Tinh Steel (FHS), which is investing $10.5 billion in the first phase to build a hot rolling mill, blast furnaces and steelmaking facility in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh Province. The steelworks, with initial capacity of 7 million tonnes of crude steel a year, is set to begin operating this autumn.

Italians to set up Sh2b dairy and beef firm in Uasin Gishu County 30 Jul, 2015
The consortium of nine Italian companies has partnered with Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) and Moi University to invest in to set up a mega ultra-modern dairy project in Uasin Gishu County in Kenya that is expected to revolutionise the sector in the north Rift region with an estimated cost of Sh2 billion, will see the production of 25,000 litres of milk daily. The project is expected to be completed by 2017 and the consortium produce one megawatt of power to be used by the plant and also produce 500kg of beef daily to enhance capabilities to breed cows using the most advanced international standards using the latest technologies to increase productivity in the dairy sub-sector.

Shenergy, Guodian to set up Tianjin JV for 150 MW of wind 30 Jul, 2015
Shenergy Co Ltd will create a CNY-260-million JV with China Guodian Corp (CGC) to add nearly 150 MW of wind power capacity in Tianjin city in China. Shanghai Shenneng New Energy Investment Co Ltd will pour about CNY 127.4 million in the new entity and will own 49% of it. The wind complex is estimated to require a total investment of roughly CNY 1.3 billion.

Town team helps new retailer set up shop in Banbury 30 Jul, 2015
Richard Singlehurst, an independent men’s fashion retailer, of Union, has opened its doors in Banbury’s High Street. The menswear and denim clothing shop has been on the ground floor, with the aim of coverting the vacant upper floors into residential units. Union already has stores in Wellingborough and Huntington.

UK’s DSD to set up new facility to facilitate faster prototype to production 30 Jul, 2015
Drive System Design (DSD) is to set up an on-site low volume assembly facility to help clients to contribute production line layout and design; production jig and fixture design and support supply chain and logistics planning throughout the New Product Introduction (NPI) phase.

H B Fuller to set up adhesives facility in Indonesia

BS 30 Jul, 2015
H B Fuller Company has begun construction work on its hot melt and water-based adhesives manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, which will strengthen H B Fuller’s network in the Asia Pacific region and will complement the products and technical service offered by the company’s manufacturing facilities in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia. The company anticipates production of hot melt and water-based adhesives products to begin in the second quarter of 2016. From this new site, H B Fuller will provide adhesive solutions to customers in the hygiene, packaging, woodworking, filter, product assembly, container labelling and other durable assembly industries.

Asia Poly launches cash call, sets sights on new plant 30 Jul, 2015
Asia Poly Holdings Bhd has proposed a rights issue and a special bumiputra issue with the aim of raising funds to retire part of its borrowings and to set up a waste management plant, as well as complying with the bumiputra equity requirement. It also proposed a special issue of up to 15% of its enlarged issued and paid-up capital to bumiputra investors to be recognised by the International Trade and Industry Ministry. Of the proceeds, it plans to use RM8.9mil to RM11.8mil to repay bank borrowings, RM3mil to set up a waste management plant and RM2mil for working capital. The waste management plant would have a production capacity of up to 100 tonnes per month, which will be able to handle the recovery of 40 tonnes of scraps/strips per month.

Arava Power and EDF commission 40MW Israel solar plant 30 Jul, 2015
Israel-based PV developer Arava Power Company and EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of renewables company EDF Energies Nouvelles, have commissioned the 40MW Ketura Solar plant in Israel. Construction lasted around seven months and involved 140,343 panels installed over 54 hectares. EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel is currently building another 50MW solar project named Zmorot. Connecting the Ketura Solar project to the electricity grid raises Arava Power’s current installed capacity to over 100MW.

Algerian ENIE to open 25 MW solar panel factory 30 Jul, 2015
Entreprise nationale des industries electroniques (ENIE) will open a 25 MW production site for photovoltaic cells and panels in several weeks time. Controlled by the industry ministry, ENIE has invested DZD 2 billion to equip the factory with an automated line supplied by US firm Spire Semiconductor. The plant, located at ENIE’s site at Sidi Bel Abbes, western Algeria, will initially have an output of 25 MW per year and in a second phase expansion it will add solar wafers to its production. All products will be sold on the local market for both industrial and home applications.

SML water treatment plant plans move ahead 30 Jul, 2015
Construction of a new Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Plant is nearing final approval. The Bedford Regional Water Authority Board of Directors approved funding for the project as well as several new water lines. Plans for a new 30,000 sq. ft. water treatment facility on Radford Church Road have been ongoing for months. The new treatment plant will replace the current facility located on High Point Road in Moneta. The new plant will be able to draw out as much as 12 million gallons of water per day with an average around 3 million per day.

South Korea’s Hu-Chems to build $1bn chemical plant in Malaysia 30 Jul, 015
South Korea-based Hu-Chems Fine Chemicals has broken ground on a new $1bn chemical plant in Sarawak, Malaysia. The 330,000m² complex will be built in the Tanjung Kidurong Industrial Area. It will produce 600,000t of ammonia, 400,000t of nitric acid, and 200,000t of ammonium nitrate. A construction contractor is planned to be appointed within the first days of 2016. Work is planned to be completed in 2018, with plans to commence commercial operations in the first half of 2019. It intends to expand ammonia production at the complex to around one million tonnes. The company is evaluating options to invest in phase two of the project, which will process materials produced in the phase one plant to downstream products such as polyurethane, synthetic fibre and fertiliser. A total of 495,000m² of additional land has been purchased for the proposed expansion, which is planned to commence after phase one is finalised. Hu-Chems expects to spend around $1bn on the phase two expansion project.

453 new Mideast hotel projects in pipeline 30 Jul, 2015
The Middle East is witnessing a massive development in the hospitality sector with a total of 453 hotel projects planned in the next five years, as per reports. The new hotels will add 134,217 rooms to the hospitality offering in the region. The UAE currently leads hotel construction with Abu Dhabi and Dubai featuring as strong markets, and Saudi Arabia and Turkey following closely behind. About 5,300 rooms are likely to be added to Abu Dhabi’s luxury hospitality offering by 2017, pushing the emirate’s total room tally to 26,000 from 20,700.

Meralco unit earmarks $1.2B for equity in 3 coal power plants 29 Jul, 2015
The Meralco group is investing $1.2 billion in three coal-fired power plants to be developed over the next five years. The three projects combined have a total capacity of up to 2,255 megawatts (MW) if the three power stations are built to full potential. These are the 455-MW San Buenaventura Power Ltd. (SBPL) power plant in Quezon province, Philippines, the 600-MW Redondo Peninsula Energy (RP Energy) power plant in Subic, Philippines and the 1,200-MW Atimonan One Energy power plant also in Quezon province. For the first two projects, MGen will have partners but it will take a majority stake in both. Equity, alone, will be about $1.2 billion. About $800 million is being allocated for Atimonan, being a fully owned project, and the rest will go to RP Energy and SBPL. Site preparation works are on-going for SBPL, which has a power supply agreement with Meralco that is approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission in May. SBPL is set to finalize a loan with local banks in August and issue a final notice to proceed to contractors. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal has been awarded to “a consortium of reputable Korean and Japanese contractor and equipment supplier.” The site preparation contract is awarded to SC Megaworld Development Corp. This project is expected to be completed in early 2019. Construction is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2016.

Semirara to build 1100 MW coal-fired power capacity 29 Jul, 2015
Semirara Mining & Power Corp expects to bring on stream 1,100 megawatts (MW) of power capacity in the next three to four years, offering a market for its expanding coal mining business. Plans are underway to build a 700 MW power facility, while a 300 MW plant is scheduled to begin commercial operations in the main island of Luzon, Philippines this year. It plans to operate a second coal mine in the same region at full capacity in 2016 and is looking to develop a third.

Ethiopia signs for first phase of a 1,000MW project 29 Jul, 2015
The Ethiopian government and the US-Icelandic firm Reykjavik signed a construction agreement for the first phase of the Corbetti 1,000MW geothermal power plant in Ethiopia. The first phase of the $4 billion geothermal power project will have a 500MW generation capacity, which will be purchased by the Ethiopian government and supplied to the population. The Ethiopian government and Reykjavik are expected to sign another agreement for the start of the second phase of the geothermal power project. The project is estimated to take between eight to ten years to reach commercial operation.

Lidl planning to build new shop in Calcot 29 Jul, 2015
Lidl are planning to set up shop next door to Aldi on Bath Road, United Kingdom. It will submit a planning application for a new food store after consulting the public at Kennet Valley Church in Carters Rise. If approved, the two-storey building and 112 parking spaces, will be built on the area. The new food store, with a sales area of 1,424 square metres.

New York’s JFK Airport is going to build a swanky new hotel inside its vacant TWA Terminal 29 Jul, 2015
JFK Airport plans to turn the vacant, Jetson-looking Trans World Airlines (TWA) Terminal into the TWA Flight Center Hotel, complete with 505 rooms, anywhere between six and eight restaurants, 40,000 square feet of event space, and a 10,000 square-foot observation deck. The plans are are the result of a public-private partnership between MCR Development, JetBlue, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, however the actual building of the hotel will be privately funded. The project will cost $265 million and will begin next year. The opening date is set for 2018.

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ET 29 Jul, 2015
South Africa on 29th July, 2015 called upon Indian companies to set up jewellery manufacturing units that will add value to its raw materials including gold, silver and a variety of minerals. South Africa will invite more companies from India to follow suit to strengthen the already excellent relations between the two countries.

Century-old French foodie heaven sets up shop in Tel Aviv 29 Jul, 2015
French Foodie Fauchon has stepped up its international expansion in recent years, and this week the chain’s first branch in Israel is set to open, in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market. By the end of 2017 there will be around 100 outlets around the world. Six stores are set to open in 2015 alone. A “laboratory” is being built in Rishon Letzion, for the preparation of desserts and other items, and catering services and points of sale are already in the planning stages.

Nava Bharat Ventures achieves financial closure for 300 MW coal project
ET 29 Jul, 2015
Maamba Collieries Ltd (MCL), subsidiary of Nava Bharat Ventures achieved financial closure for 300 MW coal-fired thermal power project, which is fully integreted with captive coal mining, dedicated water supply system and exclusive 330 KV power transmission system has estimated to cost of $828 million, which is set up in African nation Zambia. The project has already achieved 80 per cent of progress in all facets of implementation and is scheduled for commissioning by mid-2016.

Iranian company to build power station in Basra province 29 Jul, 2015
The Iranian MAPNA Company will build a 300 MW gas power station in southern Basra province. The cost of the project will reach to 2.5 billion dollars, which shall be totally financed by the Iranian government. According to the negotiations and agreement that lasted for 18 months Iraq will buy the produced power for a period of 15-17 years to come. The power station shall be finished after four years, with expectations to connect the first generation units with the national network at the beginning of 2017.

Martifer Solar starts work on 57 MWp PV plants in Jordan 29 Jul, 2015
Martifer Solar will soon break ground on a portfolio of 57 MWp photovoltaic power plants in Jordan. All four projects in the portfolio have been awarded PPAs under Round 1 of Jordan’s National Renewable Energy Plan and will receive financing as part of the “Seven Sisters” financing package of the World Bank ’s International Finance Corp (IFC). Under the package a total of USD 207 million in debt financing will be provided to seven projects in the Round 1. Martifer Solar will build three solar power plants with a capacity of 11 MWp each near the city of Ma’an. Another, 24-MWp PV power plant will be constructed near the northern town of Mafraq. The Portuguese company will provide the EPC services as well as perform the subsequent operation and maintenance (O&M) for all four solar projects.

Water district to build new plant, raise prices 29 Jul, 2015
Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 23 of Fredonia plans construction of a new $24,978,000 water treatment facility. Last year, it received more than $24 million in federal funding for construction of the facility. The design and construction of the facility will utilize an $11 million Rural Development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Bill. Financing also comes from $440,000 in applicant contributions and a USDA Rural Development Loan of $13,504,000. Engineers are about 70 percent through the design phase. Once the designs are completed, the project will be let out for bid, and it is anticipated construction will begin in early 2016. Completion of the project is expected by 2017.

Hilton Announces Plans for New Midscale Hotel Brand 29 Jul, 2015
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is starting a new midscale label, set to debut in early 2016. The new properties will probably be focused around highway exits and near airports.

Construction of McCormick Place’s New $390M Hotel Is Underway 29 Jul, 2015
28 July marked the official groundbreaking of the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel, one of the features of the McCormick Place Entertainment District intended to strengthen Chicago’s tourism and trade show industries. Construction of McCormick Place’s New $390M Hotel Is Underway. The project is to be completed in late 2017. The hotel will have 1,206 rooms and 50 stories.

Alibaba cloud unit sets sights on Amazon in $1 billion global push
Reuters 29 Jul, 2015
China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Inc’s lucrative Web Services division. The investment would go toward setting up new Aliyun data centers in the Middle East, Singapore, Japan and Europe. The firm also plans to strike business partnerships with telecom and enterprise technology providers in those regions. Aliyun has also teamed up with Chinese enterprise software provider Yonyou to offer cloud infrastructure services to Yonyou’s customers.

Enviva Prepares To Construct Second Dome At Port 28 Jul, 2015
Enviva is planning to inflate its second wood pellet storage dome at the Port of Wilmington, United States. It has put the necessary equipment in place and stretched out the ‘balloon’ material over the dome foundation. The first of the two domes was inflated June 15 and then reinforced with steel and concrete on the interior. The same process will be followed with the second dome.

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality 28 Jul, 2015
Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will examine electromobility possibilities in a quarry environment at Skanska quarry, Sweden. The project, conducted with the help of two Swedish universities, will be completed in 2018.

New York To Build New La Guardia Airport 28 Jul, 2015
New York Governor announced a sweeping set of infrastructure renovations, with a new La Guardia Airport in New York. The plan is not to renovate the old airport but to replace it with a “modern, unified, world-class airport.” The new facility will be a single terminal. In addition, the new facility will be connected to ferry and rail service. The new terminal will have three times the security screening space along with increased concession and retail space. Construction is set to begin next month with new facilities opening in 39 months, and the completed project 18 months after that. The first phase of the project will cost $4 billion, half of which will come from private funds.

Malaysian technology firm to build new £12m rubber recycling factory in North East 28 Jul, 2015c
A Malaysian technology firm is to invest £12m in a new North East-based factory. The exact location of Petra Group’s new facility has not yet been decided but it will see North East workers use its patented micro-blasting technology to recycle rubber for high-end products.

Yara and BASF to set up $600-mn ammonia plant in Texas 28 Jul, 2015
Yara International ASA and BASF have agreed to set up an ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas, involving an investment of $600 million. Yara will build an ammonia tank at the BASF terminal and BASF will upgrade its current terminal and pipeline assets for the export of ammonia from the new plant which is expected to come online in 2017. KBR Inc, Houston (Texas), has been awarded a fixed price turnkey contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC). Yara will manage construction of the plant; BASF will operate the plant.

Canadian Solar close to completing 100 MW project in Ontario 28 Jul, 2015
Canadian Solar is close to complete construction of a 100 MW project Grand Renewable Solar Project (GRS) in Haldimand county, Ontario. Canadian Solar provided engineering, procurement, and construction services for the project, which is jointly owned by Samsung Renewable Energy, Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, and Six Nations of the Grand River.

Toll to build $228m logistics facility 28 Jul, 2015
The Toll Global Logistics’ has ground-breaked the Toll City warehouse facility in Tuas, Singapore on 27th July, 2015. When completed in mid-2017, the $228-million complex will have a floor area of 100,000 sq m and a state-of-the-art automated system to boost productivity

Lulu to turn Great Scotland Yard into five-star hotel 28 Jul, 2015

Lulu Group International has signed a Rs. 1,100-crore deal with Galliard Homes to turn the iconic London building that once housed the headquarters of Scotland Yard into a five-star hotel. The Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group is planning to convert the Edwardian building into a 92,000 sq ft hotel, to be known as the Great Scotland Yard, by early 2017. Nearly 30% of the refurbishment work of the building has been completed, with the interior fit-out scheduled to start in March 2016.

Weston Aviation to set up first international base in Cork Airport 28 Jul, 2015

Weston Aviation is to open a new business aviation centre at Cork Airport, Ireland.

SunEdison begins construction of 110-MW project in Chile 28 Jul, 2015
SunEdison has started construction of the 110 MW peak Quilapilun solar power plant in the Metropolitan Region of Chile. The panels constituting the project are proposed to be interconnected in the first quarter of 2016. SunEdison Services will undertake the operation and maintenance of the project when it is completed.

JinkoSolar signs $483 mn line of credit with Ping An Bank 28 Jul, 2015
JinkoSolar Power has signed a three-year line of credit (LoC) agreement with Chinese joint stock commercial lender Ping An Bank. The company will be using the $483.2 million loan to support development of its photovoltaic projects. The solar company will be using the first installment to support development of photovoltaic solar power projects in Inner Mongolia, Guangdong province, and Zhejiang province.

ABB commissions DolWin1 offshore wind grid project 28 Jul, 2015
ABB has commissioned the DolWin1 offshore wind grid connection with the 800 MW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link to the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT. The DolWin1 grid connection, which can integrate 800 MW of offshore wind power, enough to supply around one million households with clean energy, is part of Germany’s energy transition roadmap, which foresees the generation of more than 6.5 GW from offshore wind by 2020 and 15 GW by 2030.

Korea’s Samsung C&T wins $1.8bn Qatar power plant deal 28 Jul, 2015
Samsung C&T has received a letter of award for a 2,500 MW combined cycle power plant from Umm Al Houl Power, a special purpose company set up to develop the project. The facility, which will also include a 130 MIGD desalination plant, will be built 15km south of Doha and is due to be completed in June 2018. The project is developed in partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation, the main developer of the project, and Samsung C&T will take on $1.8 billion worth of EPC works out of total EPC contract of $2.46 billion.

Enel Green Power commissions biomass power plant in Italy 28 Jul, 2015
Enel Green Power has commissioned a biomass power plant at the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant in Tuscany, Italy. The company has invested more than €15m in the project.

Sunforce Solutions Building 441 kW Municipal Power Plant In Colorado 28 Jul, 2015
Sunforce Solutions International is developing a 441 kW solar photovoltaic project on the grounds of a water treatment plant for the Battlement Mesa Metro District (BMMD) in Colorado. Sunforce has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the BMMD.

Juwi given tentative go-ahead for 450 MW Spanish solar farm 28 Jul, 2015
Juwi Group has finally been given approval by Spain’s Ministry of Environmental Affairs to construct a 450 MW solar PV plant in the country’s Mula, Murcia region on 1,088 hectare site.

BioOutsource sets up new facility in Glasgow 28 Jul, 2015
BioOutsource Ltd., part of Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group and a global leader in biologics contract testing and biosimilar characterisation for the biopharmaceutical industry, has opened a new facility which doubles BioOutsource’s capacity for future growth.

Kuwait signs contracts to build new refinery 28 Jul, 2015
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has signed four contracts with foreign companies for the construction of a new refinery. The contracts, collectively worth USD 11.5 billion have been signed with international consortia to build a refinery capable of treating 615,000 bpd of crude oil in the Persian Gulf Arab state. The new refinery, which is scheduled to be completed by around 2018, will increase Kuwait’s refining capacity from the current figure of 930,000 bpd to 1.4 million bpd.

Fertilizer company to build new facility in Milledgeville 28 Jul, 2015
Blue Mounds is set to break ground in the as-yet unused business park for a 17,000-square-foot fertilizer blending and distribution facility in the village of Milledgeville, Georgia.

6 firms interested to build new Sasa port 28 Jul, 2015
The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) is pushing through with the pre-qualification bid for Davao Sasa Port Modernization (DSPM), the first public-private partnership project in Mindanao. The submission and opening of bids is targeted in the fourth quarter of this year while award is targeted in April next year.

Chinese supplier YFS to build plant in Detroit 28 Jul, 2015
YFS Automotive Systems plans to construct a $26.9 million automative fuel system components plant on 30 acres in Detroit, Michigan.

Caterpillar Plans to Build Its Own Dump Trucks 28 Jul, 2015
Caterpillar plans to build its own line of dump trucks at a plant in Texas and wind down an existing arrangement it has with Navistar International Corp. to build the trucks. The company is counting on being able to expand sales in the coming years by building the trucks at its own plant.

UAE-based Indian to set up super-speciality hospital in London
TOI 27 Jul, 2015
VPS Healthcare group, led by a UAE-based Indian doctor, will set up a new super-speciality hospital in London focusing on cancer treatment. It will be the first private facility in the UK to offer Proton Beam Therapy. The facility will open in 2017 with a bed capacity of 150. The new ‘super-speciality’ cancer treatment will be available at the hospital through the NHS from 2018.

Tata Trusts plans to set up medical centres in quake-hit Nepal
BS 27 Jul, 2015
India’s Tata Trusts is planning to expand its rehabilitation and reconstruction operations in Nepal by constructing healthcare centres to treat quake victims. It has a structured a two-phase programme for setting up healthcare facilities in the quake-hit Dolakha district. It plans to set up primary healthcare centres across the district for ease of access to medical facilities. In the initial phase, the interventions will focus on restoring access to the pre-existing public healthcare infrastructure by constructing 21 pre-fabricated clinic units, installing solar power units for each of the clinics and utilising electronic stock tracking system, to manage governmental and external supplies in areas in Dolakha district. The proposed project would be spread over three years.

Evocca College to set up in South Australia 27 Jul, 2015
Evocca College will establish five Adelaide campuses over the coming year. It will open its first SA campus at Elizabeth next week teaching diploma courses in business, management, IT, community services and youth work. The college has more than 40 campuses and 16,000 students in the eastern states and has received $400 million of federal funding over the past three years under a HECS-style student loan scheme. Four other Adelaide campuses, likely to be in the western and southern suburbs, will open by mid-2016.

Investor sets up Sh200m Macademia factory 27 Jul, 2015
Privamnuts Kenya Ltd in partnership with the Embu county is constructing a Sh200million nuts factory in the county with a capacity of 7,000 metric tonnes every season at Muthatari area. The factory will do complete value addition to churn out branded nuts ready for consumption and macadamia oil for export, while shells will make charcoal briquettes. It is expected to start operations before the end of the year. The foundation stone was unveiled on July 24.

Kedah To Set Up More Technology Parks 27 Jul, 2015
More technology parks will be set up in Kedah to boost the state’s economy. The state government will seek the cooperation of the federal government to develop the Science and Technology Park in Bukit Kayu Hitam and Medical Sciences Technology Park in Kulim. The Integrated Fishing Terminal and Automotive Hub, both in Gurun, Rubber City in Padang Terap and High Precision Machinery Centre in Kulim Hi-Tech Park, would be also included in the development. The existing industrial areas in Bakar Arang, Sungai Petani and Mergong will be further upgraded under this scheme.

Wicker Park lands Canadian menswear brand 27 Jul, 2015
Montreal-based menswear company Frank & Oak signed a 5-year lease for a 1,300-square-foot shop at 1953 W. Wabansia Ave., just off Damen Avenue in Wicker Park. The shop, set to open Aug. 8, will be Frank & Oak’s second in the U.S., as it expands its mostly web-based brand to brick-and-mortar shops.

MRC Allied Plans to Invest USD100 Million in Solar Power Plant in Cebu, Philippines 27 Jul, 2015
MRC Allied Inc., a real estate and mining company, intends to invest USD100 million in the construction and development of a solar power plant situated in Cebu, Philippines. The total installed capacity will be 50 MW. The total investment per MW will be USD2 million. The electricity generated from the solar power plant will be sold to Visayas grid under a power purchase agreement.

Mary Fallin, OG&E flip switch on solar power project at Mustang plant 27 Jul, 2015
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin flipped the ceremonial switch on July 27 morning on a 2.5 megawatt solar farm at Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s Mustang plant. OG&E is using the 15-acre site to the north and south of its aging Mustang natural gas plant to learn more about solar technologies. The south site has 2,000 fixed solar panels, making up 0.5 megawatts of production. The north site, at 2 megawatts, has about 8,000 panels on a tracking system to follow the sun throughout the day. OG&E is spending about $7.5 million on the project, which also qualifies for federal and state tax incentives. The project was managed by groSolar.

CIMERWA unveils new Rwf126.7b plant 27 Jul, 2015
CIMERWA has officially unveiled its Rwf126.7b modern plant in Rwanda, which involved making the switch from wet- to dry-process technology and increasing capacity to 0.6Mta. The company has also installed a 15MW peat-powered power plant.

ReneSola wins 30-MW module order in UK 27 Jul, 2015
Chinese photovoltaic (PV) products maker ReneSola Ltd will supply 30 MW of its solar modules for a utility-scale project in the UK. The order was made by Cofely Solar Technics, which plans to use the equipment for a ground-mounted PV park in Nottinghamshire. Under the terms of the sales agreement, ReneSola will supply its high-efficiency 260-W Virtus II solar modules manufactured in Poland. Through its contracted original equipment manufacturers (OEM), the firm will deliver the PV panels between July and September 2015.

Captain D’s building new restaurant in Spartanburg 27 Jul, 2015
Captain D’s is angling for a share of Spartanburg County’s dining market. The Nashville-based fast-casual seafood chain will build a new restaurant on the west side at 1451 W.O. Ezell Boulevard. Site plans filed with the city show the store will be 2,781 square feet and will include a drive-through. The parking plan calls for 46 spaces on the 1-acre lot, down from 60. The company is embarking on a new growth strategy to increase the number of franchise and company-owned restaurants across the country. The plan would lead to a minimum of 20 new stores in the Upstate, including a handful of locations in Spartanburg.

Build multi-deck car parks at stations to encourage train travel 27 Jul, 2015
Metro wants to build multi-storey car parks at some of Melbourne’s busiest railway stations, and potentially charge commuters to park there. A four-deck car park is in development at Syndal station, on the Glen Waverley line. The four-storey car park cost $10.8 million to build but will add just 250 new spaces. It is due to open before the end of the year, but no new multi-storey car parks have been announced since, suggesting plans to build more like it have stalled. The government has committed $20 million for new car parking spaces at stations across Melbourne, using government land.

GE to supply turbines for 100-MW wind project in Kenya 27 Jul, 2015
General Electric (GE) Africa is supplying turbines for installation at a 100-MW wind project being developed by Kipeto Energy in Kenya’s Kajiado County. As the sole equipment supplier for the project located about 50 km from Nairobi, GE will deliver 60 of its GE1.7-103 model wind turbines to the Kipeto wind park. The $155-million supply contract also includes a 15-year service agreement.

Owner makes fresh bid to build hotel at former Guineys store 27 Jul, 2015
Noel Tynan, who also runs The Celt Pub and Le Bon Crubeen restaurant has submitted a new application to the Dublin City Council to build a smaller 35-bedroom hotel and a small retail unit that he hopes will meet the planners’ requirements. He wants to have the hotel built by the middle of next year. A decision on the planning application is expected in the next six weeks.

International Drive to gain Cambria Hotel in 2017 27 Jul, 2015
Orlando’s set to gain 140 new hotel rooms in 2017. A new Cambria Hotel & Suites is to be built at the intersection of International Drive and Central Florida Parkway. The Orlando location, which would be the fourth Cambria in the state, will also have more than 2,000 square feet of meeting and reception space. Part of Choice Hotels – some of which also include Comfort Inn, Clarion, Econolodge and Rodeway Inn – Cambria will join nearly 40 Choice Hotels properties in Central Florida. The company’s other locations include Orlando, Sanford, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Buena Vista and Apopka.

WFP to construct 50 temporary health centres 27 Jul, 2015
The World Food Programme (WFP) has been constructing 50 temporary health centres along with relief distribution in areas worst hit by the earthquake. The WFP so far has constructed 17 such temporary health centers with the help of its engineering experts. Under the third phase programme, it expects to provide food security under its cash-based infrastructure programme to 938,000 people. The WFP is planning to launch this programme expecting that the remote areas’ market would be completely operated by 2017.

Santa Clarita To Construct New Sidewalks
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Earlier this year, the first phase was completed and sidewalk gaps were bridged along the north side of pedestrian-busy Soledad Canyon Road, between Langside Drive and the bridge over the river at Camp Plenty Road. Phase two of the sidewalk project is currently in progress. The city of Santa Clarita launched the multi-year Sidewalk Gap Closure Project. The next step in the project will include improvements along the south side of Soledad Canyon Road between River Circle Drive and Miss Grace Drive. The project is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2016.

Cox & Kings owned Meininger signs contract for a new Hotel in Rome
ET 27 Jul, 2015
Travel company Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels has signed a contract for a 114-room hotel in Rome. The first property in Italy – located on Via San Martino della Battaglia – is expected to open in early 2017. The hotel chain has signed a 20-year lease with the owner of an existing building, which was formerly a medical centre. The building – with a gross floor area of 6,270 sqm – will be converted over the next 18 months to MEININGER’s brand specs.

Siemens bags orders for 52 wind turbines in Ireland and Scotland 27 Jul, 2015
Siemens has bagged orders from three different customers to install 52 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines at three projects in Ireland and Scotland. The three wind farms are: Raheenleagh in County Wicklow; Aikengall 2; and Phase 1 of Galway Wind Park. These orders include long-term service contracts ranging from five years for Galway Phase 1, to 10 years for Raheenleagh and a 20-year service contract for Aikengall 2. The installation of the 35 MW Raheenleagh wind farm, by Irish companies Coillte and ESB, is scheduled to begin in May 2016 with a commissioning date in autumn 2016. Community Windpower’s Aikengall 2 wind farm project, has a planned delivery and installation date of early summer 2016. Commissioning of the 64MW SSE’s Galway Wind Park Phase 1 is expected for early 2017.

Orange to open bank in France: CEO Stephane Richard 25 Jul, 2015

Orange group will open a bank in France at the beginning of next year with a partner from the banking sector to oversee the project.

Malaysia builds power plant in Vietnam with Chinese capital 25 Jul, 2015
JAKS Resources Berhad from Malaysia will team up with Chinese CPECC Group in a joint venture to build a thermal power plant with capital of $1.87 billion in Vietnam. The involved parties signed an agreement on July 7 on the Chinese group involvement in the project, to be implemented under the BOT (build, operate, transfer) mode in Hai Duong province of Vietnam. The construction of the power plant is expected to kick off in the first half of 2016 and to be completed by 2020.

EQT Midstream, Range Resources to construct a 32-mile natural gas pipeline in southwestern PA 25 Jul, 2015
EQT Midstream Partners LP and Range Resources have signed an agreement to construct a 32-mile natural gas header pipeline in southwestern Pennsylvania. The pipeline is expected to provide more than half a billion cubic feet per day of firm capacity. EQT Midstream will invest about $250 million for the construction of the pipeline and about 32,000 horsepower of compression. The companies plan to complete the project in two phases, with phase one expected to be in-service by the third quarter of 2016 and phase two by mid-year 2017

Castle Self-Storage Builds Second Facility in Weymouth, MA 25 Jul, 2015
Castle Self-Storage is building a second facility in Weymouth, England. The three-story facility will comprise 66,000 square feet of storage space in drive-up and exterior units. It will also incorporate energy-management components such as LED lighting and environmentally controlled air-conditioning and heating. The project is expected to be complete this fall. Ocean Builders Inc., is the general contractor and Roth & Seelen Inc. is the Architectural firm for the project.

Chinese IT giant Inspur to set up plants in California 25 May, 2015
Inspur, a major total solution and service provider of cloud computing in China, is to set up plants and research centers in California. The company will set up a fully-controlled subsidiary in British Virgin Islands and another one in the United States, and each investment will not exceed 10 million U.S. dollars.

Gwadar Port and CPEC will be built at all cost 25 Jul, 2015
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) inspected under constriction roads as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Panjgur, Pakistan. The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) is working at five locations and 502 out of 870 KMs have been completed.

Amazon wants to build drive-up grocery stores 25 Jul, 2015
Amazon is working on a drive-up grocery store in Sunnyvale, California that will rely solely on internet orders.

Lowe’s to build new store 25 Jul, 2015
Lowe’s Canada will spend $50 million to build two new stores in Ontario. In addition to a dozen former Target Canada stores it recently acquired, the retailer will grow to 54 stores in Canada.

Brazil includes 182-MW projects in REIDI program 25 Jul, 2015
The ministry of mines and energy, Brazil, has expanded its National Incentive Regime for Infrastructure Development (REIDI) to include seven wind projects. The projects of combined capacity of 182 MW represent investments to the tune of BRL 768.7 million. The five-turbine project is located in Caetite, Bahia state uses 2.7 MW turbines and is to cost BRL 57 million. The project is expected to be completed by September 1, 2015. The municipality of Caldeirao Grande do Piaui, Piaui state, will have 11 turbines and will cost BRL 129.3 million is scheduled for completion by December 30, 2015. The BRL 85.3 million project is to be built in Santa Vitoria do Palmar city, Rio Grande do Sul state, and will comprise 11 turbines is scheduled for completion by December 28, 2016.

AfDB Commences U.S.$70 Million Project 24 Jul, 2015
The implementation of the second phase of the US$70 million African Development Bank funded rehabilation of power stations is set to commence in November. The bidding process for the rehabilitation under the Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project phase 11 is underway.

Dunavant adds warehouse space in Pasadena 24 Jul, 2015
Dunavant is to expand its distribution footprint with additional warehouse space at 9401 Bay Area Blvd. in Pasadena, California. The 185,000-square-foot operation sits within five miles of both Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals.

Construction of 50-MW wind farm in Uruguay starts this month 24 Jul, 2015
Eurus Energy Group has taken a 43.5% stake in the 50 MW Florida II wind project in Uruguay, construction of which will start this month. Once it is commissioned in 2016, the wind farm would bring Eurus’ capacity in Uruguay to 91.5 MW. The wind farm will use 15 Vestas turbines of 3.3 MW each. Their output will be sold to Uruguay’s state-owned grid operator UTE under a 20-year dollar-denominated and inflation-indexed power purchase agreement.

Lululemon Athletica to open permanent store in Chattanooga 24 Jul, 2015
Lululemon Athletica is planning to open a 2,702-square-foot shop by the end of 2015 that will feature technical athletic clothing and accessories. The store will occupy a space that fronts Market Street, adjacent to Anthropologie, Pennsylvania in the complex’s North Building.

Ohio company to build hydroponic veggie farm in Indianapolis 24 Jul, 2015
Sustainable Local Foods is partnering with the city of Indianapolis to build a $1.2 million hydroponic farm that will grow organic vegetables in a retrofitted warehouse. The Ohio city’s Department of Metropolitan Development awarded $500,000 in grants for the farm.

Vattenfall building 54-MW project in northeast England 24 Jul, 2015
Vattenfall is set to build a 54 MW wind energy project in northeast England. The GBP90 million project is one among the closing beneficiaries of the Renewables Obligation Progam of the UK Government. Construction will begun towards the end of this month and planned to be operational in early 2017.

New dental unit for Waihi 24 Jul, 2015
Planned to design and build the dental unit for Waihi at Hauraki District of New Zealand. The new mobile unit is large and spacious, with two surgeries, an instrument reprocessing room, a waiting room that will accommodate four staff and treat about 2,800 children each year and it has digital x-ray and the latest of high-tech dental equipment which includes television screens above the dental chairs. The service provides regular dental care for around 64,000 children from 0-17 years of age living across the Waikato DHB area.

Three Chinese firms bid to build 350 MW Bosnia coal power plant
ET 24 Jul, 2015
Shanghai Electric Group Company Ltd , China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd and Dongfang Electric Corporation Ltd have bid to finance and planned to build a 350 MW coal-fired power plant in central Bosnia. The project awaits approval from the Bosniak-Croat Federation. The plant, which will burn coal from the adjacent Banovici mines, is planned to be connected to the grid by 2018 and will produce 2,047 GWh of electricity a year.

Minnesota electric co-op opens ethanol plant in North Dakota 24 Jul, 2015
Minnesota Electric Cooperatives opens ethanol plant that consists of $155 million ethanol refinery, 12 miles east of Jamestown in North Dakota. The cost of construction of the plant is $135 million and $20 million in financing costs and working capital. The plant expects to produce 198,000 tons of distillers grains used as cattle feed and 6,900 tons of industrial corn oil used mainly in feed and to produce biodiesel.

Work starts on sixth Hongyanhe unit 24 Jul, 2015
The pouring of first safety-related concrete for the reactor’s basemat marks the official start of construction of the unit, the second of two 1080 MWe CGN-designed ACPR1000 reactors that will form the second phase of the Hongyanhe plant. Construction of unit 5 began on 29 March. That unit is scheduled to begin operating in November 2019, while unit 6 is expected to start up in August 2020. Construction of Phase I of the Hongyanhe plant, comprising four CPR-1000 units, began in August 2009. Units 1 and 2 have been in commercial operation since June 2013 and May 2014, respectively. Unit 3 was connected to the grid on 23 March. The loading of fuel into unit 4 is about to begin. Once all six units are in operation, the Hongyanhe plant will generate around 45 billion kWh of electricity annually, avoiding the need to burn some 15 million tonnes of coal for power generation and the resulting emissions of some 40 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Solar3D to build 2 MW solar farm in Fresno 24 Jul, 2015
Solar3D Inc will build a 2 MW solar project at the Fresno/Clovis wastewater reclamation facility. The deal is pending approval from the city council. If approved, the solar power plant will involve an investment of USD 10 million and will be developed and built by MD Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Solar3D.

Utility to construct its most expensive plant at $83.5 million 24 Jul, 2015
Huntsville Utilities began work on its new Greenfield water treatment plant, the most expensive project it has ever undertaken. The $83.5 million facility will be located on a 266-acre site. It will treat 12 million gallons of drinking water every day when finished in March 2018. Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor, while Tetra Tech Inc. is overseeing the work.

Work progressing on Whitney Tisdale sewage project 24 Jul, 2015
Work is progressing on the new Whitney Tisdale sewage upgrade project that costs about $16 million dollars. Phase One of the project costing about $7.36 million, the creation of the holding tanks, is well underway and shall be completed by the end of the this year. Phase Two of the project, to get everything connected and integrated into the city’s sewage system, will cost another $7 million. Engineering for both phases will cost about $1.6 million. The final completion date for the project is 2017.

Viridor builds East Lothian waste plant 24 Jul, 2015
Viridor has started construction at a £177m energy recovery facility in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland. The ERF is scheduled for completion in 2017 and is a key part of a £500m investment programme in renewable energy in Scotland. It is designed to process 300,000 tonnes of post-recycling “residual” waste annually to supply 30 MW of electricity directly to the grid.

IHG to open Intercontinental hotel in Bordeaux 24 Jul, 2015
Intercontinental Hotels Group will open an Intercontinental hotel in Bordeaux, France later this year. The 130-room Intercontinental Bordeaux – Le Grand will be located on the city’s central Place de la Comedie in a property that dates back to 1776. Facilities will include seven meeting rooms, an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and hammam. The hotel will operate under a management agreement with Financiere Immobiliere Bordelaise.

STK Rebel Restaurant to Open at Andaz San Diego Hotel 24 Jul, 2015
The One Group Hospitality Inc. plans to open a new location of its upscale STK Rebel restaurant in 2016 at downtown’s Andaz San Diego hotel. The STK Rebel will occupy 4,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor space at Andaz, located at 600 F St. in the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California.

Le Mars plans to build large ethanol storage facility 24 Jul, 2015
The city of Le Mars, United States has completed plans to build a large ethanol storage facility in its industrial area. The facility may be in operation by late this year and will consist of a 300,000 gallon tank to hold ethanol that’s trucked in and then later loaded onto rail cars.

German luxury auto supplier to invest $17M in Alabama facility, create 50 jobs 24 Jul, 2015
Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH has selected Auburn, Alabama, as the location for its first U.S. manufacturing operation. Starting in 2016, Schmidt USA will produce engine components including balance shafts and gear wheels in Auburn for Mercedes-Benz and other German car manufacturers.

Pioneer Cement to install WHR plant, Pakistan 24 Jul, 2015
Pioneer Cement plans to install a 12 MW waste heat recovery plant at its factory located at Chenki Village, District Khushab in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

GE Oil and Gas sign landmark pipeline project 24 Jul, 2015
GE Oil & Gas will provide high-end turbo-machinery for the first phase of the landmark Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), a partnership between the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), BOTAS (Petroleum Pipeline Corporation), and BP which will transport gas from Azerbaijan via Turkey to European energy markets, providing benefits of uninterrupted gas flow as well as security and diversification of energy resources. The deal supports the commissioning of the first phase of TANAP, scheduled to come online in 2018.

AC Energy starts construction on $1bn coal-fired power plant in Philippines 24 Jul, 2015
AC Energy has started developing a $1 bn coal-fired power plant in Philippines to grow its power generation portfolio to 1 GW. AC Energy intends to focus on wind and hydro power projects to drive its capacities in the energy business.

OT Sets up an R&D Center in South Korea to Foster Smartphone Services Leveraging Embedded Digital Security 23 Jul, 2015
Oberthur Technologies is opening a new R&D center dedicated to security technologies for Smartphones and Mobile devices based in South Korea. This center will help handset makers deploy secure high-speed mobile services to accompany fast changing mobile users’ behaviors. In new R&D center, OT will capitalize on its recognized expertise and leadership in these fields and keep innovating in close collaboration with OEMs.

De Queen airport awarded $870k grant for improvements 23 Jul, 2015
The J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport in De Queen has been awarded an $870,000 federal grant to construct a taxiway and install taxiway lighting. The grant was among 12 awarded to airports in Arkansas by the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions. The De Queen airport has a variety of clients, including aircraft that fight timber fires and helicopters used for spraying fertilizer and insecticide for governmental and private companies, among others.

Kwaithong to invest on EV factory 23 Jul, 2015
Thai-owned Kwaithong Motor Co plans to invest 5 billion baht to build an assembly plant for electric vehicles (buses, vans, pickup trucks and passenger cars) in Thailand (likely in Greater Bangkok) to serve both the domestic and Asean markets. The company will apply for Board of Investment privileges. The company expects to start construction by late this year and the operation of the semi-knocked-down plant is scheduled for mid-2016, starting with making electric buses at a rate of 2,000 units a year. It will import core components – lithium titanium batteries from Hybrid Kinetic Group and chassis from MAN AG. Locally made parts will make up 30-40% of the electric buses. It has paid-up capital of 50 million baht and plans to raise its capital to 1 billion baht soon to finance the expansion.

Solvay plans to set up hydrogen peroxide plant in Russia

BS 23 Jul, 2015
Solvay has signed an agreement with Siberwood Llc to examine the construction of new hydrogen peroxide capacity in Russia, using Solvay’s innovative myH2O2 technology. Solvay and Siberwood are assessing whether Solvay is to build a Satellite Peroxide production unit, known as myH2O2, on Siberwood’s green-field project of producing 900,000 tonnes of market pulp per year, in the Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia, Russia. This tailored, on-site unit would be fed by the excess hydrogen feed-stock from Siberwood’s upstream chemicals plants and supply hydrogen peroxide to Siberwood.

Award-winning butchers to set up shop at old Birds store 23 Jul, 2015
Crawshaws, specializing in meats, will set up a shop at the Priory Shopping Centre in August. The store will open in the same location where EA Bird & Sons stood for over 100 years before it closed in March. The opening date is yet to be announced but shop-fitting work has already begun.

China group to build Zimbabwe coal power plant

Reuters 23 Jul, 2015
Zimbabwe’s PER Lusulu Power has signed an agreement with China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd to build a coal power station in April next year. The 600 MW plant will be the first phase of a 2,000 MW project. Chinese financial institutions had agreed to fund the $1.1 billion power plant in north-western Zimbabwe, subject to the company signing a power purchase agreement with the state energy regulator. China State Construction Engineering Corp will design and construct the plant, as well as build power lines to transmit the electricity and expects to complete the project in 2019.

Bechtel Starts Construction on Natural Gas Power Plant in Ohio 23 Jul, 2015
Bechtel has broken ground on a new power plant that will run on natural gas in Carroll County, Ohio. The company will carry out procurement, engineering and construction work for the facility under a contract with Advanced Power affiliate Carroll County Energy LLC. It will incorporate emissions control platforms into the power plant and has already issued contracts valued at $15 million to local companies to provide materials and services for the construction of the facility. It is expected to begin operations in 2017 and generate 700 MW.

Smoothie King looking to build new concept store in Birmingham 23 Jul, 2015
As local Smoothie King franchisees Brett Lawson and Eric Grush prepare to open their first Smoothie King location at the Galleria mall in Hoover in August, the two continue to seek other real estate opportunities for expansion inside the metro. The business partners announced in March they wanted to bring several locations to Birmingham after signing a five-unit deal with the Metairie, La.-based smoothie business. Murray Building Co. is handling the build out, and Williams Blackstock Architects designed the space. It is planned to open another location in Hoover, one in Cahaba Heights and at least one location along U.S. 280.

New plan to build hotel in the heart of the Highlands 23 Jul, 2015
A hotel in the heart of the Highlands is planned. The group behind the Boutique Hotel has purchased three adjacent properties on Bardstown Road between Edgeland and Midland Avenues. The project is called Hotel Louie still in the very early stages. It calls for a four story building with about 50 rooms and a rooftop bar and restaurant. The investment group is still gauging interest from other potential investors.

Carnival to Build Another Terminal in Barcelona 23 Jul, 2015
Carnival Corporation has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Barcelona to invest more than 30 million euros to build and operate its second private cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona. The Port Authority granted administrative concessions to operate the cruise terminal and all-new parking facility. It has been granted approval to begin the final design process and start construction of the new terminal in 2016. Scheduled to open as early as 2018 in the Port’s Adossat wharf, the new terminal will be one of Europe’s largest at 11,500 square meters.

Building work on new ‘ice bar’ complex to fill Skegness foreshore gap to restart next week 23 Jul, 2015
Construction work to fill a large gap on Skegness’ foreshore following a fire eight years, will restart next week. Last August, contractors finally begun ground preparation works to build the Sky Pier on the former Parade complex on Grand Parade which was devastated in a blaze. The £10million complex is slated to be completed within 6 months. The 4-storey entertainment and leisure venue will include an ice rink, roller disco area, restaurants, an internet café plus night clubs including an exclusive ‘ ice bar’ made completely out of an ice sculpture and dance floors

Contractor chosen to build new Winter Park Whole Foods 23 Jul, 2015
Construction could start by year’s end on a new 76,000-square-foot retail center in Winter Park. Tenn.-based UP Development Inc. chose Clermont-based Schmid Construction Inc. as the general contractor for the redevelopment of the former Corporate Square and Winter Park Dodge properties on U.S. Highway 17-92 and Lee Road into a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods grocery store, along with 36,000 square feet of additional retail and three outparcels. The project also will include an extension of Lee Road. So far, Schmid has only awarded a site development package to DeWitt & Associates Inc., so the remaining subcontracting packages are still available.

Fairway Energy Partners, LLC to construct Houston crude oil storage facility 23 Jul, 2015
Fairway Energy Partners, LLC announced the closing of a private equity offering, the net proceeds of which will be used to fund the construction of the first phase of the Pierce Junction Crude Oil Storage facility. It plans to use this capital to convert three existing underground storage caverns at the Pierce Junction Salt Dome in south Houston into crude oil storage service and to build out all of the requisite pipelines, brine ponds, interconnects and pumping capacity to put the facility in commercial service. The initial phase of the project is expected to be in service by the end of 2016 and has been designed to allow for storage of three segregations of crude oil for a total capacity of approximately 10 million barrels. Phase I also includes the construction of two separate bi-directional 24-inch pipelines intended to connect the facility to the existing Houston area crude oil grid, adding more than one million barrels per day of pipeline receipt and delivery capability in the Houston marketplace.

Orland Park Village Board moves ahead with plans to construct Main Street Triangle parking deck 23 Jul, 2015
A parking deck is officially being planned for the Main Street Triangle. The Orland Park Village Board of Trustees voted to approve a $85,000 contract with consulting firm Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. to manage plans for the construction of a parking deck in the Main Street Triangle. The firm is to help the Village oversee design plans and select a contractor to construct the parking deck.

Siemens wins big contract for three substations in Qatar 23 Jul, 2015
Siemens has won a major contract from the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for the turnkey construction of three substations in Qatar in addition to a deal to supply air-insulated switchgear. As per the deal, the company will supply three 132/11 kV substations as part of Phase Two of the Qatar power transmission system expansion project. The first substation, Al Wukair-1, will be located inside Al Wakra Stadium Boulevard. The second, Al Heedan, will be at the proposed Al Khor Stadium and the third, Learaig, is to be constructed at Salwa Beach Resort. The substations are likely to be completed within 15 months.

Developer willing to spend $200 mln to finish Bahamas resort
Reuters 23 Jul, 2015
The developer of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar mega-resort is willing to commit up to $200 million to jumpstart the stalled Bahamas project. Baha Mar, which will feature a Las Vegas-style casino and more than 2,000 hotel rooms, is nearly complete, but construction stopped several months ago because of a dispute between the developer and the main contractor, Chinese State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd’s China Construction America. The developer of the project is Sarkis Izmirlian, whose Baha Mar Ltd filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware last month. It has invested more than $900 million in the project. Izmirlian has been negotiating with China’s Export Import Bank, which bankrolled most of the project with a $2.45 billion loan. No deal has been struck.

JBS opens wastewater treatment facility 23 Jul, 2015
JBS Marshalltown held an open house commemorating its new activated sludge plant July 22. The new sludge plant was built over a period of a year to upgrade the company’s existing pretreatment works and to enhance wastewater quality prior to its discharge to Marshalltown’s wastewater pollution control plant. Reid Engineering is the plant’s design firm, Story Construction, the general contractor, and ELM, the sludge land application contractor.

CCU mulls new southern water treatment plant contract 23 Jul, 2015
The Consolidated Commission on Utilities is being asked to approve the construction management contract for the Agat/Santa Rita Wastewater Treatment Plant. The commission will also look at approving the construction management contract and Phase I of the construction to the winning bidder. Phase one includes clearing the land and site preparation as well as the laying of the foundation for the southern plant. It will also look at re-allocating $48 million in bond funds for phase two.

Work on sewage upgrades progressing 23 Jul, 2015
Work is progressing on the new Whitney Tisdale sewage upgrade project. The project costs roughly $16 million dollars. Funding for the job comes directly from the city’s sewer and water budget. It will consist of two very large circular steel and concrete tanks that are built to hold raw sewage overflow in the event of flooding or a significant rainstorm. The two tanks are each designed to hold 4,000 cubic metres of sewage. Phase One, costing $7.36 million, involving the creation of the holding tanks, is well underway and is to be completed by the end of this year. Phase Two, to get everything connected and integrated into the city’s sewage system, will cost another $7 million. Engineering for both phases will cost about $1.6 million. The final completion date is 2017.

R Hotels unveils plan for new $41m Ajman project 23 Jul, 2015
R Holding has revealed plans for a new 182-room hotel located beside Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman with a total investment of AED150 million. The construction of the Ajman Corniche property is expected to start in the third quarter of this year with a target opening date of Q1 2017. The property will feature rooms with sea views, a restaurant, spa and fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

Carlson Rezidor announces new hotel in Saudi 23 Jul, 2015
Carlson Rezidor is opening the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel with 112 rooms and suites and premier accommodation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The property has 112 rooms and suites, and are designed to be a premier accommodation choice in Jeddah, with separated lounge and bedroom areas. The group plans to operate more than 20 properties across Saudi Arabia in the next three years.

Sika Canada to Construct New Mortars and Concrete Admixtures Plant in British-Columbia 23 Jul, 2015
Sika Canada plans to construct a new mortar plant and liquid concrete admixture blending equipment with approximately 30,000 ft in British-Columbia, and this plant is designed and built to meet local environmental regulations concerning air quality, noise management and the handling of light chemical materials.

Scandinavia-based Ugandans start meat processing plant 23 Jul, 2015
Uganda Nordics Diaspora Investment Initiative (UNDII) has started a meat processing plant. The plant worth $200,000 (about sh650m) is based in Busesa, Busoga sub-region of Uganda and it will process and package meat products for both the local and international market. The plant will seek supplies from farmers in the vicinity, on top of obtaining meat from the UNDII farm in Busesa. UNDII also plans to invest up to $1m in Uganda’s agricultural sector in the next five years.

Tarrant water district gets $440 million to build pipeline 23 Jul, 2015
The Tarrant Regional Water District is awarded $440 million in low-interest loans on 23rd July, 2015 by the Texas Water Development Board for a 150-mile pipeline that will stretch from East Texas to Tarrant County and Dallas Water Utilities will partner to design to help meet the region’s water needs for the next several decades. Construction began in 2014, and the first phase is expected to be completed by spring 2018.

China to build two nuclear power plants in Iran 22 Jul, 2015
China will build two new nuclear power plants in Iran and also it will launch the construction of four new nuclear power plants in Iran in the next two to three years.

MBS International Airport looking to build new rental car facility 22 Jul, 2015
The MBS Airport Commission has voted to pay its aviation consulting firm $50,000 to study the feasibility of building a new rental car-related facility on airport property. Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. has been awarded the contract to study options for a new facility that will consolidate operations for the car rental agencies that do business with MBS. The new facility will include fuel, car wash, cleaning and light maintenance stations in one central location.

Bidder selected to construct passing lanes near 22 Mile House 22 Jul, 2015
Teichert Construction has been selected to construct the passing lanes on Highway 41 near the 22 Mile House, Madera County, California. If contracts are approved by Caltrans as expected, construction will begin by the end of August and complete in 12 to 18 months.

FWO to construct 870km road at Gwadar 22 Jul, 2015
The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has taken the challenge to connect Gwadar Port with the rest of country by road network. The project encompasses construction of 870km of road.

India ready to construct wind power farms in Iran 22 Jul, 2015
Suzlon Company is planning to construct wind power farms in Iran in post-sanctions era. The company is willing to make shared investments, or to provide the required technological know-how, the turbines and the facilities of the wind power mills for the Iranian electrical industries in the post-sanctions era.

UPB Energy to construct a EUR 30 mio biomass power plant in Latvia 22 Jul, 2015
Construction of biomass cogeneration station with the planned electric power of 3.98 MW and thermal power of 15.9 MW has been commenced at Ciecieres parish, Brocenu district (Latvia). Construction of the station, as well as supply and installation of technologies, will be provided by the SIA UPB Energy. The station and the pellet production plant are scheduled to be commissioned in autumn of 2016. The total investment will come up to EUR 30 million.

Texas business community invests $75 million in high speed train project 22 Jul, 2015
Texas Central company that plans to build a high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston has raised $75 million in private funds from Texas investors. The federal government, which must approve any new passenger rail system, is now conducting environmental impact study of the project.

China to build two nuclear power plants in Iran 22 Jul, 2015
China will build two new nuclear power plants in Iran and also it will launch the construction of four new nuclear power plants in Iran in the next two to three years.

MBS International Airport looking to build new rental car facility 22 Jul, 2015
The MBS Airport Commission has voted to pay its aviation consulting firm $50,000 to study the feasibility of building a new rental car-related facility on airport property. Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. has been awarded the contract to study options for a new facility that will consolidate operations for the car rental agencies that do business with MBS. The new facility will include fuel, car wash, cleaning and light maintenance stations in one central location.

Bidder selected to construct passing lanes near 22 Mile House 22 Jul, 2015
Teichert Construction has been selected to construct the passing lanes on Highway 41 near the 22 Mile House, Madera County, California. If contracts are approved by Caltrans as expected, construction will begin by the end of August and complete in 12 to 18 months.

FWO to construct 870km road at Gwadar 22 Jul, 2015
The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has taken the challenge to connect Gwadar Port with the rest of country by road network. The project encompasses construction of 870km of road.

India ready to construct wind power farms in Iran 22 Jul, 2015
Suzlon Company is planning to construct wind power farms in Iran in post-sanctions era. The company is willing to make shared investments, or to provide the required technological know-how, the turbines and the facilities of the wind power mills for the Iranian electrical industries in the post-sanctions era.

UPB Energy to construct a EUR 30 mio biomass power plant in Latvia 22 Jul, 2015
Construction of biomass cogeneration station with the planned electric power of 3.98 MW and thermal power of 15.9 MW has been commenced at Ciecieres parish, Brocenu district (Latvia). Construction of the station, as well as supply and installation of technologies, will be provided by the SIA UPB Energy. The station and the pellet production plant are scheduled to be commissioned in autumn of 2016. The total investment will come up to EUR 30 million.

Texas business community invests $75 million in high speed train project 22 Jul, 2015
Texas Central company that plans to build a high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston has raised $75 million in private funds from Texas investors. The federal government, which must approve any new passenger rail system, is now conducting environmental impact study of the project.

Lafarge Africa Plans 220mw Power Plant In Ogun 22 Jul, 2015
Lafarge Africa Plc has constructed 220 MW power plant at Ewekoro, Ogun, that will commence operations in October. The project worth $400 million is executed in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Wartsila. The IFC will provide financial and advisory services for the project through its Global Infrastructure Project Development Fund, InfraVentures, while Wartsila will build and manage the power plant.

BRIEF-Kuyumcukent Gayrimenkul signs partnership agreement to construct apartments 22 Jul, 2015
Kuyumcukent Gayrimenkul has signed an partnership agreement with Buyuk Arti Insaat to construct 76 apartments. 20 apartments will be sold by the partnership.

China starts building its largest solar plant 22 Jul, 2015
China has begun constructing the 200 MW solar power plant spread over 2,550 hectares in the Gobi desert, Mongolia, Qinghai province.

Juwi starts work on 558-kW solar power plant in Pretoria 22 Jul, 2015
Juwi Renewable Energies has started construction of a 558 KW photovoltaic power plant in South Africa. The company is handling engineering, procurement and construction of the plant located on the Pretoria campus of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Juwi’s power plant will begin power generation from the end of August. The company will also provide operations and maintenance services on the facility for three years from the time it becomes fully operational.

Major multi-modal industrial and logistic center to be set up in Vitebsk Oblast 22 Jul, 2015
President of Belarus signed Decree No. 334 for the creation of a major multi-modal industrial and logistic center in village Bolbasovo, Vitebsk Oblast, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader that process raw materials, to transship cargoes, coordinate the interaction between different modes of transport, and provide the conditions for the short-term and long-term storage of goods. The document is aimed at developing the logistics system of the country and Implementation of the decree will increase the inflow of foreign exchange earnings and tax payments, create at least 400 jobs. The decree shall enter into force one month after its official publication.

Construction underway on $899 million natural gas-fired power plant in eastern Ohio 22 Jul, 2015
A Ceremonial groundbreaking for Carroll County Energy is held on 21st July, 2015 near Carrollton, about 70 miles southeast of Cleveland for the construction of nearly $900 million natural gas-fired power plant in eastern Ohio. The plant will create half the carbon dioxide of a similar coal-fired plant and less than 10 percent of the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in December 2017.

Singapore’s SSR C-Solar to build Clark Green City power plant 22 Jul, 2015
SSR C-Solar Power Inc. is developing a solar farm under a P1-billion commitment in line with the Clark Green City master plan under a 25-year lease agreement with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). The first solar panels are to be installed in a 25-hectare leased property with the initial output of 20 MW or 20,000 KW of solar farm. The construction will start in the last quarter of 2015.

SNC-Lavalin awarded contract to build natural gas plant in Maryland 22 Jul, 2015
SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to build a natural gas plant that has a 755-megawatt facility, in Prince George’s County, MD of United States. The cost of the project will be between $825 million to $875 million to build. 700 jobs are expected during construction and the plant will require more than 20 employees once it opens in 2018.

GLP to set up $7 bln fund to expand logistics facilities in Chna 21 Jul, 2015
Global Logistic Properties Ltd (GLP) plans to set up its second China-focused logistics infrastructure fund with seven investors, and aims to invest up to $7 billion in the sector in the next four years. The company’s new fund, CLF II, is expected to develop 13 million square meters of facilities, and GLP will start acquiring land later this year and commence construction in April 2016.

New BRICS bank opens for business in Shanghai 21 Jul, 2015

The new BRICS bank opened for business in Shanghai. The so-called emerging BRICS countries are made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and their New Development Bank has been seen as a challenge to the Washington-based International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

500kW solar plant set up on slope of expressway 21 Jul, 2015
Moriguchi Landscape Lab has built a solar power plant with an output of about 500 kW in Fukusaki-cho, Japan on the slope of Chugoku Jukan Expressway. About 2,000 solar panels manufactured by Panasonic Corp are set up on 5,800 square meters of area.

Solar plant in Cadiz to operate in December 21 Jul, 2015
The proposed 100 MW solar power plant by Soleq Holdings in Hacienda Paz, Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City will be operational in December. The additional 32.5 MW is expected to be operational by March 15, 2016.

KFIA airport in Saudi Arabia to build new terminal 21 Jul, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd International Airport (KFIA) will establish and run a private aviation terminal with XP Jet America. The project is expected to be completed in two years. The terminal will comprise a special aviation building, which can hold more than a dozen airplanes, north of the royal pavilion at KFIA in Dammam.

Enterprise to expand & build new petrochemical pipeline 21 Jul, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners is expanding and modifying two Gulf Coast petrochemical pipelines and also building a new third pipeline. The new projects will take its polymer grade propylene distribution pipeline system length to 587 miles and connect to more than 30 petrochemical facilities. The company will convert the 149 mile North Dean pipeline from refinery grade propylene to polymer grade propylene by January 2017. The second project will convert the 263 mile Lou-Tex pipeline between Sorrento and Mont Belvieu from chemical grade propylene to carry polymer grade propylene. It has also proposed setting up of a new 10 inch refinery grade propylene pipeline running 65 miles from Sorrento to Breaux Bridge, both in Louisiana and is expected to be in service by 2017.

Govt to Set Up New Agric Institute 21 Jul, 2015
Government of Rwanda will establish the new Rwanda Agriculture Practical Training School in Karama, Bugesera District. The college will focus on practical training to improve research and extension services, noting that these are key to ensure sustainable agriculture development and wealth-creation.

Harworth: Multi-million pound ‘employment park’ development set to create up to 3,500 jobs 21 Jul, 2015
Multi-million pound plans to build an employment park to the south of Harworth, England shall create up to 3,500 new jobs and boost the local economy by an estimated £500m. Plans for the 2.5m sqft employment park are submitted to Bassetlaw Council this week.

Yingli to build solar power plant in China 21 Jul, 2015
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy Company Limited is selected to develop and construct a 50 MW solar power plant in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China.

LG CNS wins solar power plant deal 21 Jul, 2015
LG CNS Corporation will build a 33 MW solar power plant in Japan. The company has won a 130 billion deal to establish the Imaichi solar power plant in the Oita prefecture over the next two years. Earlier in June, LG CNS has signed an agreement to team up with Sonnedix for projects in Central and South America.

Construction to start on 110MW Ashalim solar power plant in Israel 21 Jul, 2015

Abengoa and Shikun & Binui have closed the non-recourse project financing for the 110 MW Ashalim solar thermal power plant in Israel. Construction work on the $1bn project in Western Negev Desert is expected to begin by the end of this month. The non-recourse project financing is secured from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the European Investment Bank as well as from local commercial lenders Bank Leumi and Bank Hapoalim. The Israel Electricity Corporation will buy the energy generated from the plant under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

New transmission line for Canadian power to NE wins support in Vermont 21 Jul, 2015
A plan to run a 1,000 MW power line down Lake Champlain and across Vermont to bring Canadian power to southern New England is getting key support in the Green Mountain State. The company had reached agreements with four state agencies, three towns and the state’s largest power company, Green Mountain Power.

China’s State Grid to construct longest transmission line in Brazil as part of Belo Monte hydroelectric project 21 Jul, 2015
The State Grid Corp. of China has been awarded a contract to build and operate a second transmission line as part of Brazil’s massive Belo Monte hydroelectric power complex. The US$2.2 billion line will be an 800kV, 2,550-kilometer-long that will run from the 11.2-GW Belo Monte in north Brazil to Rio de Janeiro in the southeast. The deal also includes the construction of two new substations. Belo Monte has a completion deadline of 2018, though developer Norte Energia filed a request for a construction extension this past June.

CSU Receives Gift to Build New Equine Hospital 21 Jul, 2015
A $10 million gift from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation is launching plans at Colorado State University (CSU) to build a state-of-the-art equine hospital that will be designed to enhance the university’s ability to teach veterinary students, promote discoveries in equine medicine, and provide specialty veterinary care for horses. The facilities will total 180,000 square feet at a projected total cost of $47 million.

BASF and Petronas to build polyisobutene plant in Malaysia 21 Jul, 2015
BASF and Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new production facility for highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF Petronas Chemicals Sdn Bhd, in Kuantan, Malaysia. The plant with a total annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons of HR-PIB, is expected to start production in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Fresh plan to build huge new 24-hour Tesco megastore in Plymouth 21 Jul, 2015
The Tesco superstore in the South West shall be built in Plymouth. The plan is to build a massive new Tesco store with 745 car parking spaces over two storeys, a bus waiting area and a major shake-up of the Crownhill Road junction. The development will also have included 12 shops and a cafe anchored by a ultra-modern Tesco Extra.

Fibracast breaks ground on new Canadian manufacturing plant 21 Jul, 2015
Fibracast Inc has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new manufacturing facility in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that will produce its patented FibrePlate hybrid membrane for water treatment and reuse.

R&P (Pte.) Ltd. and Hop Zenith Chemical Trading Enters into MOU on Forming a Joint Venture Compounding Plant in China 21 Jul, 2015
R&P Ltd. and Shanghai Hop Zenith Chemical Trading Co. Ltd., have entered into a MoU with the intention to form a joint venture (“JV”) company in China to produce, distribute and market Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO) compounds, both locally and abroad, to the automotive sector in Asia-Pacific region.

RTF to construct new facility for AgBiome 21 Jul, 2015
The Research Triangle Foundation will construct a new 30,000 square-foot facility that will be occupied by biotechnology company AgBiome. The facility, part of Research Triangle Park’s incubator space The Lab, is expected to be completed in December of this year and will include office space, laboratories and a greenhouse complex. The lab is approximately 90 percent occupied, with about 25 companies throughout its 75,000 square feet of lab and office space.

Atlantic to develop 220-kW solar project in Ontario 21 Jul, 2015
Atlantic Wind and Solar is developing a 220 KW peak solar power plant in Ontario, Canada. Atlantic has received formal notice of commercial operation from Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the electricity market operator of Ontario, which was the final step ahead of the construction and grid-connection of the project. The project comprises a fixed array of 1,023 multicrystalline modules of 255W each. Also IESO has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Atlantic under which it will be purchasing output from the project at 71.3 cents per Kwh.

Glens of Antrim Potatoes invest £1.25m in a second factory which could create up to five new jobs 21 Jul, 2015
Glens of Antrim Potatoes has invested £1.25m in a second factory which shall create up to five new jobs. The project has been funded by Danske Bank and a PMG Grant Scheme from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

P&W Railroad to invest $455,691 grant in Worcester rail yard 21 Jul, 2015
Providence & Worcester Railroad has been awarded $455,691 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for improvements to the Wye track at the Southbridge Street yard in Worcester. The grant is one of five totaling about $2 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2015 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). Catania Spagna Corp. in Ayer is awarded $500,000 for rail siding, track expansion and unloading improvements for Pan Am Railways. The three other grant recipients are, MWRA – Fore River Railroad Corp. ($500,000) in Quincy for track and capacity upgrades at Fore River Shipyard; Borden & Remington Corp. ($383,910) in Fall River for Massachusetts Coastal Railroad improvements; and Pioneer Valley Railroad ($175,045) in Westfield for new rail siding at the Railroad Distribution Services facility.

Disaster-proof telecom tech to be set up in Central Visayas 20 Jul, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology-7 is set to come up with P10.7-million, a higher version of emergency telecommunication signal technology that will be installed all over Central Visayas, Philippines. The Movable and Deployable ICT (information and communications technology) Resource Unit (MDRU) is about the size of a 12-foot long shipping container and is equipped with an array of communications equipment, servers, and data center functions

Government to set up special cancer treatment centres 20 Jul, 2015
The government will set up four special cancer treatment centres to increase access to quality care in Kenya. The public-private sector funded centres will see cancer patients have better access to affordable specialised treatment

Benin to develop 120MW thermal power plant 20 Jul, 2015
The Benin Electric Energy Company (SBEE) has issued a prequalification notice for the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a 120MW thermal power plant on the site of Maria Gleta. SBEE has set the closing date for all bid submissions for 10 September 2015. The contract will be funded by the West African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank. Interested bidders can tender for either one or two of the available lots. The first lot involves the design, supply and installation of a thermal power engine dual fuel (gas HFO) 120MW and the second lot is for the operation and maintenance of a thermal power engine dual fuel (gas HFO) 120MW.

Ozamiz 300-megawatt coal-fired plant to break ground by end of August 20 Jul, 2015
The 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant of Ozamiz Power Generation, Inc. is scheduled to break ground by the end of August. The plant will be developed in two phases, the first involving two units with 100-MW capacity each, while the third 100-MW unit will be constructed a year after the initial two are completed. The first phase is targeted for completion by 2017. The estimated project cost has yet to be presented by the proponent, but a coal-fired power plant usually costs $1.5 million to $2 million per MW.

7-acre solar plant comes to Montezuma 20 Jul, 2015
Macon County is opening of a new solar plant in Montezuma. The 7-acre plant was completed in April and cost around $2 million. It has 7,000 modules or panels and is owned and financed by WGL Energy. It is installed by Radiance Solar. This plant is part of an initiative by Georgia Power.

Richmond Hospital opens pediatrics unit 20 Jul, 2015
Richmond Hospital Foundation has inaugurated a new short-stay paediatrics unit in Richmond, Virginia. The five bed unit has separate rooms for cleaning and medical supplies, a front desk for a nurse as well as a television and waiting room for family members. The unit also includes new, special paediatrics equipment such as cardiac monitors and an automated pharmacy system.

Huntington Ingalls Unit Wins $106M Contract from U.S. Navy 20 Jul, 2015
Huntington Ingalls Industrie’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $106 million contract from the U.S. Navy. The work on this contract will begin immediately and is expected to continue through Sep 2019. The contract will cover engineering, design, configuration management, integrated logistic support, database management, research and development, modernization and industrial support to the U.S. submarine force. If all options are exercised, the total value of the contract will go up to $564 million.

CarMax looks to set up shop in Wayne 19 Jul, 2015
The State Farm site on Route 23 north may finally see new life as a popular used car seller proposes to construct a showroom in Wayne Township. CarMax has applied to construct a 40,000-square-foot store in addition to a service building as well as a non-public car wash and detail center. It is also seeking approval to allow for a bigger sign that stands higher along with a smaller fence and wall for the front yard and taller lighting in the parking lot.

Eastern Petroleum unit budgets P13B for three biomass facilities in Visayas, Mindanao 19 Jul, 2015
Caraga Renewable Energy Corp. is working on a 23.5 MW biomass power plant in Agusan del Norte, Philippines that will serve as its maiden project. The company is also looking at two more biomass projects one each in Visayas and Mindanao. The cogeneration plant in Visayas is estimated to produce 18 MW of power and 100,000 liters of ethanol that will entail an investment of about P5 billion.

Hearing set on Beach Co. plan for private sewer plant for Kiawah River Plantation 19 Jul, 2015
The Beach Co. is to build a sewer plant before it can develop the 2,000 acre Kiawah River Plantation on the southern end of Johns Island, but it’s been years since such a facility has been approved. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, the regional planning group that must approve new wastewater treatment plants, is holding a public hearing on the company’s proposal.

HLH buys US$2.2m equipment to set up new cassava starch production line 20 Jul, 2015
HLH Agriculture (Cambodia) Co, has inked an agreement with Tidecom Technology Co to buy US$2.23 million worth of equipment to process cassava starch in Cambodia. The equipment will be used to set up a new production line to produce up to 120 tonnes of cassava starch per day for the export market. The production line, to be located in HLH’s plantation in Cambodia, is scheduled to be operational by the next quarter.

Construction starts on Sheffield biomass power plant in UK 20 Jul, 2015
UYE (UK) has commenced construction on £30m biomass power plant in Sheffield, UK which has been funded by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Equitix. GIB is a main contributor to the Equitix managed Energy Savings Investments fund, which is investing £14.6m into the facility. An additional £15m of private capital has been raised from Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) for the project. Planned to be built in the Holbrook area, the facility will generate more than 6.5MW of green energy and supply it over 6,700 houses and commercial properties. The project, which is expected to be completed in March 2017. Kantor Energy is the EPC principal contractor, while VAS Energy Systems International is supplying biomass boiler and flue gas cleaning systems.

Masdar to help build solar, wind parks in Seychelles 20 Jul, 2015
Masdar will help the Seychelles install wind and solar farms. Masdar has already assisted the country in building a 6-MW wind park in the capital Victoria, which is the Seychelles’ first renewable energy project. It is funded through a USD-28-million grant from the state-owned Abu Dhabi Development Fund. Now, Masdar will also support plans to construct a solar power plant in the Seychelles.

R&P and Hop Zenith to form JV for Chinese compounding unit 20 Jul, 2015
R&P and Shanghai Hop Zenith Chemical Trading have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for floating a joint venture to set up a unit in China for production and distribution of Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO) compounds for the automotive sector across the Asia-Pacific. The manufacturing unit under the joint venture is likely to begin with an installed capacity of 15kta. The duo plans to raise the output to 50kta within after five years.

Echo Entertainment wins $2b bid to build Brisbane casino 20 Jul, 2015
An Echo Entertainment-led consortium has turned the tables on James Packer’s Crown Resorts by winning a $2 billion bid to build a casino resort in Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf precinct. Echo is developing the project with Hong-Kong based business partners Chow Tai Fook and Far East Consortium. Collectively it is known as the Destination Brisbane consortium. The trio beat a combined bid from Crown and China’s state-backed property developer Greenland Group.

Africa to Set Up Disease Control Centre 20 Jul, 2015
Africa is expected to establish a continental Centre for Disease Control as part of its fight against communicable diseases that have retarded countries’ growth. The CDC will be formed by December this year.

Disaster-proof telecom tech to be set up in Central Visayas 20 Jul, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology-7 is set to come up with P10.7-million, a higher version of emergency telecommunication signal technology that will be installed all over Central Visayas, Philippines. The Movable and Deployable ICT (information and communications technology) Resource Unit (MDRU) is about the size of a 12-foot long shipping container and is equipped with an array of communications equipment, servers, and data center functions

Government to set up special cancer treatment centres 20 Jul, 2015
The government will set up four special cancer treatment centres to increase access to quality care in Kenya. The public-private sector funded centres will see cancer patients have better access to affordable specialised treatment

Benin to develop 120MW thermal power plant 20 Jul, 2015
The Benin Electric Energy Company (SBEE) has issued a prequalification notice for the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a 120MW thermal power plant on the site of Maria Gleta. SBEE has set the closing date for all bid submissions for 10 September 2015. The contract will be funded by the West African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank. Interested bidders can tender for either one or two of the available lots. The first lot involves the design, supply and installation of a thermal power engine dual fuel (gas HFO) 120MW and the second lot is for the operation and maintenance of a thermal power engine dual fuel (gas HFO) 120MW.

Ozamiz 300-megawatt coal-fired plant to break ground by end of August 20 Jul, 2015
The 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant of Ozamiz Power Generation, Inc. is scheduled to break ground by the end of August. The plant will be developed in two phases, the first involving two units with 100-MW capacity each, while the third 100-MW unit will be constructed a year after the initial two are completed. The first phase is targeted for completion by 2017. The estimated project cost has yet to be presented by the proponent, but a coal-fired power plant usually costs $1.5 million to $2 million per MW.

7-acre solar plant comes to Montezuma 20 Jul, 2015
Macon County is opening of a new solar plant in Montezuma. The 7-acre plant was completed in April and cost around $2 million. It has 7,000 modules or panels and is owned and financed by WGL Energy. It is installed by Radiance Solar. This plant is part of an initiative by Georgia Power.

Richmond Hospital opens pediatrics unit 20 Jul, 2015
Richmond Hospital Foundation has inaugurated a new short-stay paediatrics unit in Richmond, Virginia. The five bed unit has separate rooms for cleaning and medical supplies, a front desk for a nurse as well as a television and waiting room for family members. The unit also includes new, special paediatrics equipment such as cardiac monitors and an automated pharmacy system.

Huntington Ingalls Unit Wins $106M Contract from U.S. Navy 20 Jul, 2015
Huntington Ingalls Industrie’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $106 million contract from the U.S. Navy. The work on this contract will begin immediately and is expected to continue through Sep 2019. The contract will cover engineering, design, configuration management, integrated logistic support, database management, research and development, modernization and industrial support to the U.S. submarine force. If all options are exercised, the total value of the contract will go up to $564 million.

CarMax looks to set up shop in Wayne 19 Jul, 2015
The State Farm site on Route 23 north may finally see new life as a popular used car seller proposes to construct a showroom in Wayne Township. CarMax has applied to construct a 40,000-square-foot store in addition to a service building as well as a non-public car wash and detail center. It is also seeking approval to allow for a bigger sign that stands higher along with a smaller fence and wall for the front yard and taller lighting in the parking lot.

Eastern Petroleum unit budgets P13B for three biomass facilities in Visayas, Mindanao 19 Jul, 2015
Caraga Renewable Energy Corp. is working on a 23.5 MW biomass power plant in Agusan del Norte, Philippines that will serve as its maiden project. The company is also looking at two more biomass projects one each in Visayas and Mindanao. The cogeneration plant in Visayas is estimated to produce 18 MW of power and 100,000 liters of ethanol that will entail an investment of about P5 billion.

Hearing set on Beach Co. plan for private sewer plant for Kiawah River Plantation 19 Jul, 2015
The Beach Co. is to build a sewer plant before it can develop the 2,000 acre Kiawah River Plantation on the southern end of Johns Island, but it’s been years since such a facility has been approved. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, the regional planning group that must approve new wastewater treatment plants, is holding a public hearing on the company’s proposal.

P450-M corn seed processing facility up in Pangasinan 18 Jun, 2015
A $10 million corn seed processing plant has been inaugurated in Salvacion village, Pangasinan, Philippines.

MGM to build $100M venue to lure artists to Las Vegas 18 Jul, 2015
MGM Resorts International plans to build a $100 million, 5,300-seat theater at its Monte Carlo casino-hotel in Monaco, Europe. The theater is expected to open by the end of 2016.

New road link plan for £80 million Jack Nicklaus golf course 18 Jul, 2015
The vision for a new link road for an £80 million golf complex near Stonehaven, Scotland has been unveiled. Designers FM Group has revealed the plans for a new road which will give the proposed Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship Golf Course easier access to the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road.

Century Properties builds first hotel 18 Jul, 2015
Century Properties Group is planning a new hotel ‘Novotel Suites Manila’ brand under the internationally renowned AccorHotels group of companies, is a four-star hotel set to rise as the sixth and last tower of CPG’s Acqua Private Residences. Novotel is to come up in Philippines which will rise 41 storeys high with 149 residential units and 310 hotel suites in 2019.

Grosvenor submits plans for the Peninsula London 18 Jul, 2015
Plans have been submitted with Westminster City Council for a new 190 room hotel, to be known as The Peninsula London. Joint venture partners Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, are proposing a new landmark at 1-5 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia in the West End of London. Designed by Hopkins Architects, the new building will replace the existing offices at the site.

Home decor store coming to Fairlawn Plaza 18 Jul, 2015
A new Red Door Home Store will open in Fairlawn Plaza, United States at the end of the month. The store will have some furniture, but its main focus is on decorative items and “finishing touches.” That includes dry floral arrangements, children’s items like stuffed animals, unusual pieces like hourglasses and magnifying glasses, small bird cages (intended to be used as candle holders), baskets, lanterns, urns, linens and even parent- and child-sized aprons.

Alberta Technology Center construction to begin by early August 18 Jul, 2015
City officials are planning a new Technology Center in Alberta, Canada. The City Council awarded a $1.97 million construction contract to low-bidder J.T. Harrison Construction Co. Inc. Work is set to begin by early August with construction being complete by January 2016.

Monsanto opens new Wheat Technology Center 18 Jul, 2015
Monsanto has opened a new center in Filer to serve as the company’s core U.S. wheat breeding research and development facility. The new Seminis Vegetable Seed Co. facility will be used to conduct research and develop new wheat cultivars.

CHS unveils Munroe Regional Medical Center plan 18 Jul, 2015
The Community Health Systems plans to sink more than $100 million into Munroe Regional Medical Center’s main campus are now being unveiled. The multi-phased plan, which will be concluded in late 2018, includes a 90-bed tower, emergency room renovation and expansion, relocating the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, and renovating the obstetrics and imaging departments.

Work on Iran-Pakistan pipeline to begin in September 18 Jul, 2015
Work on the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is expected to begin in September. The project is planned for completion over the course of 30 months. Pakistan can receive Iranian gas in 2017 after establishing the pipeline. Under the agreement that has signed between Iran and Pakisthan, Pakistan has to lay down pipeline 700 KM, which may take over two years.

Peninsula looks to build its first London hotel 17 Jul, 2015
Peninsula Hotels’ parent company has filed with London city officials for the luxury hotelier’s first property in the city. The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, along with Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, are seeking to break ground on a site in London’s Hyde Park Corner in 2017. The Peninsula London would have 190 rooms and as many as 28 apartments.

Evonik Industries awards contract to expand Alabama chemical plant 17 Jul, 2015
Hargrove Engineers & Constructors has secured a contract with Evonik Industries to provide services for expansion of the latter’s manufacturing facility in Theodore, Alabama, US. The $100m expansion involves the addition of a new production plant for an agrochemical intermediate, process plant structure, off-gas and waste water collection tank farm, raw materials, and product tank farm. The scope of work under the contract also includes loading / unloading stations, plant-specific utility systems and environmental treatment systems. The initial equipment and materials are scheduled to arrive at the site by early August.

Mitsubishi Chemical looks to merge three chemical units 17 Jul, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (MCHC) is looking to merge three of its chemical companies by April 2017, to boost competitiveness. The company is planning to integrate Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), Mitsubishi Plastics (MPI), and Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC) into one company. MCHC intends to commence a detailed feasibility study in this regard soon, with plans to complete it by the end of March 2016.

New downtown hotel planned in Visalia 17 Jul, 2015
The Visalia City Council plans to issue a request for proposals to build a new hotel adjacent to the convention center in downtown. The city will invite developers to bid on bringing in a major hotel name on city-owned property east of the convention center.

Vattenfall plans 5-MW solar project in southwestern Wales 16 Jul, 2015
Vattenfall plans to develop a solar photovoltaic system with capacity up to 5 MW peak close to its Parc Cynog wind farm at Carmarthenshire in southwestern Wales. The company will be submitting proposal for the project to the Carmarthenshire County Council towards the end of September

Turkey opens privatization tenders for two power plants 16 Jul, 2015
Turkey’s Privatization Administration has opened tenders for the privatization of a combined cycle and gas turbine power plant in Aliaa in the Aegean province and a gas plant in Bursa in northwestern Turkey. Final bids will be taken for the Aliaa Power Plant on October 1 and for the Bursa Power Plant on October 15. The bid security price has been set at $10 million for Aliaa and $15 million for Bursa. The privatizations are planned to be completed by 2020.

oOh! creates a ‘digital first’ for new major shopping centre 15 Jul, 2015
oOh!media will build New Zealand’s first full-motion digital banner capable of displaying full motion creative, as part of its contract to create the most advanced digital advertising network for Auckland’s, the NorthWest Shopping Centre. The new 27,000 sqm shopping centre is set to open this October that includes approximately 100 specialty stores, a Farmers department store and a Countdown supermarket. oOh! will also install 22 retail panels including its latest generation digital and static panels, all of which are NFC and QR Code enabled so advertisers can engage with shoppers beyond the panel via their mobile phone.

New store to build 100 jobs for Coffs 15 Jul, 2015

A New Masters Home Imprevement store about 11,000sq m will open in Coffs Harbour in August with more than 35,000 products on sale. Masters Home Imprevement store has dedicated garden section, extensive bathroom and kitchen display area with design and installation services for customers. Masters is designed to compete with Wesfarmers’ Bunnings stores in the fight for the $45 billion home improvement market, but has only captured 2 per cent of the market.

Local-foreign consortium to build Mongla port jetties 15 Jul,2015
A local-foreign consortium will build two key port jetties at the Mongla seaport in Bangladesh at a cost of US$ 52.75 million by Sikder Group and Gmaps tie-ups. And the terminal capacity is expected to be around 70,000 TEUs and 240,000 tonnes for containers & cargo for each jetty. Contract signing between the Mongla Port Authority (MPA) and the Sikder Group-Gmaps consortium may take place within September. To construct jetties it takes 30 years and profits sharing will be 40:60 for MPA and constorium respectively. Each jetty will be around 183 metres in length and 40m in width, with an area of 22 acres.

Solix Technologies expands its European Operations

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Solix Technologies Inc has announced an expansion of its business operations by opening a new office location in Paris to serve as headquarters for its Southern European operations and Northern European operations will continue to be based out of the United Kingdom. Solix ILM solutions help companies improve the performance of enterprise applications, meet compliance objectives, reduce infrastructure costs and enhance enterprise analytics.

New £10bn Sellafield nuclear power plant 15 Jul, 2015
Venture group is planning a new £10 billion power plant, for which the site at Moorside, near Sellafield in Cumbria has been confirmed. It will see three nuclear reactors with a combined output of 3.4 GW constructed on the land which is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Work will start in 2017 with a target date of 2024 for the first of three reactors starting to produce power. The other two will follow in 2025 and 2026.

Windlab proposes 1.2 GW wind-plus-PV complex 15 Jul, 2015
Windlab is keen on building a 1.2 GW, that entails 600 MW wind farm and a 600 MW solar PV facility at Kennedy Energy Park in north Queensland, Australia countering an existing proposal for a coal power station at the same site. The plant will be delivering nearly baseload power for a price of some AUD 100 per MWh.

Another Mini-Hydro Plant for Manicaland Next Year 15 Jul, 2015
Nyangani Renewable Energy (NRE) has started the construction of its $7 million, 2.72 MW mini hydro plant in Manicaland, Zimbabwe which is expected to be completed by January 2016. The new mini hydro will add to the existing three stations known as Duru, Nyamhingura and Pungwe Hydro Power plants in the same province.

Navy, Georgia Power to co-develop 30 MW solar project 15 Jul, 2015
The Department of the Navy (DON) will partner with Georgia Power to develop a 30 MW solar farm at a naval submarine base in the US state of Georgia. The two parties have signed a real estate outgrant that marks the start of a new collaboration in renewable energy. The project at the Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) Kings Bay will require a total investment of about USD 75 million. Construction is set to begin later this summer, with completion scheduled for next year.

Chinese firm to set up garment factory in Senegal 15 Jul, 2015
C&H Garment Company has signed an MoU with the Agency for the Promotion of Investments and Major Works (APIX) to set up a garment manufacturing factory at Diamniadio industrial park in Senegal, Africa that entails investment about $25 million. The factory will be operational by June 2016.

Mars Inc. to build new candy-making plant 15 Jul, 2015
Mars Inc. plans to build a new, $100 million candy making facility in Kansas, United States. Work on the new 90,000 square-foot facility will start next week and to be completed by late 2016.

Ste-Anne looks for partners to build new sports complex 15 Jul, 2015
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue is checking to see if neighbouring municipalities would consider supporting the creation of a new sports complex to serve the region. The city aims to check for any available grant programs and if there are opportunities for public-private partnerships. Ste-Anne has land available north of Highway 40. City launching its preliminary analyzes for a sports complex.

City council mulling deal to build new Parmalat milk processing plant 15 Jul, 2015

Winnipeg City Council is to approve the sale of city owned land on the outskirts of Manitoba’s capital for a new milk-processing plant. Parmalat, a multinational dairy and food company have agreed in principal to contribute more than $5.5 million to service land for the plant in St. Boniface, Winnipeg. The new plant will replace the current aging one in St. Boniface.

DCU Center, city paying to build restaurant space at center 15 Jul, 2015
The city of Worcester and the DCU Center have hired, SMG as the contractor to build out a new restaurant space inside the center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Who will run the restaurant and what kind of food it will serve is yet to be determined. The restaurant is scheduled to open in mid-September.

80 unit apartment building proposed in Allentown 15 Jul, 2015
An 80 unit apartment building on its existing 12 acre of land is being proposed by developer Abe Atiyeh at the intersection of Lehigh and Union streets in Allentown, Pennsylvania. With 250 parking spaces now on the property and about 60 spaces that will be added for the apartment building. A new parking lot will also be constructed.

$300M business park on I-10 corridor 15 Jul, 2015
Irwin Pasternack will develop a $300 million industrial business park at Interstate 10 and 83rd Avenue, Phoenix. The project shall include industrial buildings as large as 1.5 million square feet as well as retail space. Pasternack has already owned 142 acres for the project and recently acquired an additional 72 acres from Lehman Brothers for $7.7 million.

Best Western unveils new hotel in Solo, Central Java – Indonesia 15 Jul, 2015
Best Western International has unveiled a new hotel in Solo, Central Java in Indonesia. The Best Western Premier Solo Baru’s Ruby Convention Hall can handle up to 2500 people and is complemented by eight other function rooms, each of which can accommodate 200-300 delegates.

Keefer Lake resort to expand 15 Jul, 2015
A wilderness resort development shall have a major economic boost for Cherryville. The applicant is proposing to construct an 11-room lodge, including a lounge and restaurant, retail space, administrative offices etc., at Keefer Lake Wilderness Resort in Canada.

Sempra Unit to Build NatGas Pipeline System For Mexico Power Plant 15 Jul, 2015
Sempra Energy was awarded a $108 million natural gas transportation contract by state-owned Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for a power plant in Chihuahua scheduled for completion in early 2017. The project to be built includes a header facility with 3 Bcf/d capacity and a 14-mile pipeline with 1.13 Bcf/d capacity that would supply gas to CFE’s Norte III combined-cycle generation plant. The pipeline is to interconnect with three new pipelines into the country, Gasoductos de Chihuahua, Tarahumara and Samalayuca-Sasabe. Sempra Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB de CV (IEnova) won the contract through its Gasoducto de Aguaprieta S. de RL de CV subsidiary, which signed the 25-year capacity deal with CFE.

Sandfire Resources to build $40m solar plant at WA copper mine 15 Jul, 2015
Sandfire Resources is planning a $40 million DeGrussa mine solar power station project in Western Australia. Construction of the 10.6 MW solar power station will start later this month. The solar array at DeGrussa will use 34,080 solar panels covering 20 hectares.

Vinacomin plans $1.8 bln thermal power plant 14 Jul, 2015
Vinacomin plans to build a $1.8 billion 1,200 MW thermal power plant at Dong Hoi industrial zone in Vietnam’s central region under an agreement signed between the group and the provincial Government of Nghe An. Construction shall be started by October 10, 2015 for completion and operation in 2020.

MK Dons plan training facility in Northamptonshire 14 Jul, 2015
MK Dons have revealed plans to build a training facility with 20 football pitches in Northamptonshire, England. It will include four first-team, 11 academy, three community and two 3G artificial pitches. The plan will be submitted to South Northamptonshire Council at a later date.

Zambia to import power, build new plants to stem shortages 14 Jul, 2015
Zambia will begin importing power and push forward with construction of new generation plants to stem electricity shortages. Zesco, a power company is to import of 100 MW of electricity to ease a power deficit of 560 MW. Zesco is due to commission a 120 MW Itezhi-tezhi power station in August and a private firm the 150 MW Maamba coal-fired plant in November and a 150 MW hydro-electric power station is also planned.

AFC to Co-Develop U.S.$ 120 Million Singrobo Hydro Power Plant 14 Jul, 2015
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed a joint development agreement with Ivoire Hydro Energy SA (IHE) for the development of the 44MW Singrobo hydroelectric power plant (Singrobo) in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa. AFC has been appointed as a co-project developer and financier and will work with other developers to complete detailed technical studies, finalize the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), participate in procuring the engineering, procurement and construction contractor, lead the processes for preparing project costs, and oversee the final environmental and social Impact assessment studies. The project will have a 35 year take or pay PPA with Ci-Energies, Cote d’Ivoire’s public utility company under the management of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Products.

IPL breaks ground on 20MW storage facility for MISO ancillary services 14 Jul, 2015
AES Corp subsidiary Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) began the construction on its 20 MW lithium ion battery storage facility in Indiana. The facility will add reliability to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) power grid by providing ancillary services to balance variations in supply and demand. The project is expected to be online by June 2016.

Solar farm facility will be near Unifi plant 14 Jul, 2015
The owner of a proposed Yadkinville solar farm is moving forward with plans for a 3.5-megawatt facility that will be built close to the 1-megawatt solar farm that recently opened at Unifi Inc.’s manufacturing plant. The state Utilities Commission awarded Dec. 2 a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Yadkinville Solar LLC, which is owned by O2energies. O2energies plans to sell the energy generated by the solar farm off Old U.S. 421 to Duke Energy Carolinas LLC. The solar farm represents a $12 million investment and about 60 jobs during the six-month construction period.

Fanik community in Shirak to have dairy and fruit processing enterprises 14 Jul, 2015
The rural community of Fanik in the northwestern Armenian province of Shirak will have enterprises to process dairy products and fruits before the end of this year. The repairs of an enterprise for processing of dairy products are underway and is expected to come into operation in the autumn.

Vecoplan awarded contract to build feedstock processing system 14 Jul, 2015
Vecoplan has executed a fixed price contract with Fulcrum BioEnergy, to design, engineer, install and commission a municipal solid waste (MSW) feedstock processing system for Fulcrum’s Sierra BioFuels Plant. Fulcrum has secured long-term MSW feedstock agreements with its waste services partners and has entered into long-term fuel and product off take agreements with Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines.

THAICO, Singapore investors form JV to build solar plants in Thailand 14 Jul, 2015
Thai Appliance Industry Co (THAICO) has inked a MoU with Pacific Star (China Holdings) and Asiatic Group (Holding) to build 10 solar power plants at Nakhon Sawan, Lampang, Kanchanaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan in Thailand with an investment of 3 billion baht. The investment will be made through a joint venture firm, Thaico Energy Co Ltd, in which THAICO holds 60 per cent and Pacific Star and Asiatic Group hold the other 40 per cent. The electricity from plants will be sold to the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) and 70 per cent of the profit will be given to the co-operatives. The project is expected to reach the break even point within 7 years.

Burger King to build new restaurant in Swansea 14 Jul, 2015
A Burger King restaurant will be built in front of the existing Rural King at 2801 N. Illinois, Swansea, United States. The project has been groundbreaked on 14th July, 2015.

City to build new treatment plant 14 Jul, 2015
The city of Atchison will spend $8 million on a new water treatment facility in Kansas, United States. The new system shall be in place by 2016.

Qatari-Spanish JV win QR1.6bn contract to build new economic zone 14 Jul, 2015
A joint venture between Qatar-based UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC) and Sacyr has been awarded a QR1.69 billion contract to develop a special economic zone near Hamad International Airport, Doha. Qatar. The consortium had been awarded the design and construction package by Manateq, an organization set up by the Qatari government to develop economic zones across Qatar. The site is expected to be completed in phases, with the first sector completed by March 2017, and the others developed in 2018 and 2019.

Site for new nuclear power plant in west Cumbria confirmed 14 Jul, 2015
NuGen has officially signed a contract with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the Moorside site next to Sellafield. The site in west Cumbria where the new nuclear power station is set to be built has been confirmed. The site is suitable for the construction of three reactors. Site studies will continue at Moorside in the autumn and will feed in to detailed planning and site layout work.

GMR bids for five airports in Philippines 13 Jul, 2015
GMR Megawide is among six groups that are bidding to develop, operate and maintain five airports in Philippines under public private partnership projects worth $2.4 billion. Prospective bidders have to submit pre-qualification requirements for the bundled airport projects under PPP program by July 27. These PPP projects involve the development, operations and maintenance of the five regional airports.

Heineken opens brewery in Myanmar 13 Jul, 2015
Heineken has opened a USD 60 million brewery at Hmawbi township outside the capital Yangon in Myanmar which has a total capacity to produce 330,000 hectolitres per year.

Royal Enfield motorcycle plans Paris to Bogota expansion 13 Jul, 2015
Eicher Motors Ltd, which acquired Royal Enfield, has opened exclusive dealerships in Bogota and Medellin, with plans for two more this year in Colombia. These outlets will also carry clothing and accessories as part of a plan to project a lifestyle image, with more stores being planned for London, Paris and Madrid. The company will spend Rs.500 crore this year on land for a new factory, enhancing as many as 480 retail outlets, and on its technical centre in the UK.

Govt approves $2 bln coal-fired power plant 13 Jul, 2015
ACWA Power International and Taekwang Power have received the Vietnamese Government’s approval to develop the $2 billion 1,200 MW Nam Dinh 1 coal-fired power plant. Construction is slated to start as early as this year and the plant will use domestic coal in its first phase.

Cuba to build wind farms with foreign cash 13 Jul, 2015
Cuba plans to build seven wind farms financed by foreign investors at an investment of about $US600 million.

Honda sets up first car plant in Africa 13 Jul, 2015
Honda Motor Co has begun passenger car manufacturing operations in Nigeria, Africa at an all-new plant set up within the existing Honda motorcycle plant. The plant has an annual production capacity of 1,000 units.

Sewage plant upgrade a key to North Lismore plans 13 Jul, 2015
The Lismore City Council is set to award a $300,000 contract for the design of an upgrade to the South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant in Australia.

New ibis Styles Hotel planned for Glasgow opening this autumn 13 Jul, 2015
Ibis Styles hotel in Glasgow, Scotland will feature 101 bedrooms over eight floors, as well as a bar for guests. It has received a £7m investment for the development. The BDL Hotels will take full responsibility for the venue’s operations when it opens its doors this autumn.

Developer seeks to build apartment complex 13 Jul, 2015
Blue Ridge Companies is to build an eight-building, 324 unit apartment complex on Orange Avenue in the Roanoke Valley, southwest Virginia. The first phase of five buildings contains 216 apartments and shall be done in 15 or 16 months and the second phase will follow as demand allows.

sPower begins work on 45 MW PV plant 13 Jul, 2015

Sustainable Power Group, also known as sPower has started its 45 MW Sandstone Solar project in Florence, Arizona. The plant is scheduled to commence commercial operations by the end of this year. It will sell the electricity it produces through a 21 year PPA between sPower and Arizona public utility Salt River Project (SRP). The Sandstone project will comprise more than 182,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules supplied by China’s JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd and installed by US firm Swinerton Renewable Energy.

Ground breaking for bioethanol project 13 Jul, 2015
ArcelorMittal has entered into a letter of intent to construct a bioethanol facility from waste gases produced during the steelmaking process at ArcelorMittal’s steel plant in Ghent, Belgium costing about EUR87 million. There will be two construction phases, phase one providing an initial capacity of 16 kt of ethanol per annum by mid-2017; and phase two stepping it up to 47 kt by 2018.

Renewable Energy Generation to Build Wind Farm 13 Jul, 2015
Renewable Energy Generation has gained planning permission for a 9 MW wind farm in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.

Juwi To Develop 140 MW Wind Energy Project 13 Jul, 2015
Juwi will develop a 140 MW wind energy project in South Africa that has been awarded to Enel Green Power. The project will have 46 wind turbines and will be spread over a 5,500 hectare site in the Northern Cape Province. The project is expected to achieve financial closure in Q1 2016, while construction is expected to commence in Q2 2016, and commercial operation of the project is expected to begin in Q2 2018.

Amazon to build a wind farm 13 Jul, 2015
Amazon Web Services (AWS) will build and operate a 208 MW wind farm in North Carolina’s Pasquotank and Perquimans counties

Dupont’s (DD) Unit Invests in New Processing Facilities 13 Jul, 2015
DuPont Performance Polymers has installed a 3D Suction blow-molding machine and a 450 ton injection molding machine in Asia-Pacific. The capability has been installed at Utsunomiya Technical Center (UTC) in Japan, in alliance with Itochu Systech Corporation. The new 450-ton injection molding machine and a 3,800 square-foot DuPont Shanghai Innovation Center are co-located in the China R&D Center.

Kidz Holding to build new theme park in Riyadh 13 Jul, 2015
Abdul Rahman Saad Al-Rashid and Sons has signed a deal with Lebanese group Kidz Holding to develop a new edutainment theme park in capital Riyadh. The property, due to open in the first quarter of 2017, will also serve as a launch pad for Abdul Rahman Saad Al-Rashid and Sons, as it plans to implement a total of seven projects in phases spread over the next decade. The projects will be looking at an investment worth of SR500 million, spanning over 10 years.

Aboitiz Power subsidiary Hedcor, Inc. to develop hydroelectric power plants 12 Jul, 2015
Aboitiz Power subsidiary Hedcor, Inc. plans to develop 5 hydroelectric power plants and also aims to increase its annual generation capacity to 2 billion KWH by 2020..

Contract approved in Highway 6 expansion project 12 Jul, 2015
The Sugar Land City Council members’ is set to approve this week a $500,000 contract to expand Highway 6 from Brooks Street to Lexington Boulevard in Texas. The design contract with Brown & Gay Engineering includes provisions for roadway design, drainage improvements, utility relocation, traffic signals, signage and pavement markings, landscaping, a cost estimate for construction and a detailed construction schedule. The completion of design is scheduled for next year. The final design is expected in about eight months and the construction is being managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) and is set to begin by the middle of next summer.

KeTTHA proposes membrane technology mobile water treatment plant for S’gor 12 Jul, 2015
The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry (KeTTHA) is proposing to build a 3 million litres of water a day mobile water treatment plant using membrane filtration technology in Selangor, Malaysia.

New subway lines eyed for Tokyo 12 Jul, 2015
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to construct two subway lines directly linking central Tokyo and two developing destinations, the Rinkai waterfront area and Shinagawa Station in Tokyo, Japan.

Superior Farms opens new lamb processing plant 11 Jul 2015
Superior Farms has opened a new lamb processing facility in Dixon, California. Designed by the company’s own operations team, the plant shall process a single lamb in 28 minutes, essentially cutting the time in half. The company can humanely harvest up to 1,400 lambs per day in its 50,000 sq. ft. plant and is expected to be fully operational at the end of August.

Contract awarded for new Port of Camas-Washougal building 11 Jul, 2015
The Port of Camas-Washougal has awarded a $2.24 million contract to Team Construction to construct Building 17 at Steigerwald Commerce Center. Team Construction is expected to begin building the 24,300 square-foot facility in August.

600 MW coal-based power plant is to be completed by 2017 12 Jul, 2015
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is working in Gawadar package of mega project that consists of 600 MW coal-based power plant, construction of Gawadar Port Eastbay Expressway, Pakisthan-China Vocational and Training Institute, Break Water at Gawadar Port, capital dredging for additional channels, necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, its supply and distribution, 300 bed China Pakistan friendship hospital, infrastructure development of industrial areas, the construction of new Gawadar international airport. All these projects shall be completed by the end of December 2017.

Entergy beginning work on $30 million transmission system upgrades 12 Jul, 2015

Entergy New Orleans has begun the technological upgrades to the electric power transmission system along the base of the Mississippi River levee at Monroe Street and Leake Avenue in the Riverbend neighborhood in Uptown New Orleans costing about $30 million.

Ann Arbor gas station submits plans to build new retail store 12 Jul, 2015
The Circle K gas station in Ann Arbor in Michigan, United States is to build a new station on the current site. Quatro Construction submitted the plans on behalf of the Circle K gas station that call for the 2,360 square-foot building to be torn down and a new 3,394 square-foot retail store to be built on the site. The plans are currently being reviewed by City of Ann Arbor planning staff.

Retaj plans new hotel in Makkah 12 Jul, 2015
Retaj Hotels & Hospitality has revealed plans for a new hotel in Al Azizya Al Chamalya in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The new Retaj Al Rayyan Nahdy will feature 658 rooms and suites with an accommodation capacity of 3,000 guests.

PDO to build solar plants 11 Jul, 2015
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) plans to build 1,021 MW ‘Miraah’ solar plants in South Oman. The project will generate an average of 6,000 tons of solar steam daily for oil production, dwarfing all other solar Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) installations. The full-scale project will comprise 36 glasshouse modules and will break ground this year with steam generation from the first glasshouse module in 2017.

Plans to build a cancer research centre 11 Jul, 2015
University of Toronto Mississauga is to establish a cancer research centre, that has received nearly $6 million in funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Research Fund and UTM. The centre hopes to develop new therapeutic compounds that will target cancers such as leukemia and glioblastoma.

Stena Line and the Port of Rotterdam makes busniess deal 11 Jul, 2015

Stena Line and the Port of Rotterdam have collaborated to build a second berth at the Stena Line terminal at Europoort, Netherlands as part of a 27 million Euro investment. The work to develop the new berth, with a length of 212 m and 6.30 m draft, will start shortly and is expected to be completed in Q1 2017. The current berth will then be renewed and both berths are planned to be operational by January 1, 2018.

Premier Inn plans five story hotel 11 Jul, 2015
Premier Inn plans to open a new 110-bedroom, five-star hotel at an investment of £10m at Parkway shopping centre, Newbury and also plans an additional 5,500 rooms by the end of 2015.

HEC to set up 5 new universities in next three years 11 Jul, 2015
Higher Education Commission (HEC) plans to set up five new universities and thirty six campuses in the next three years. Islamabad Government has earmarked 71.5 billion rupees during the current fiscal year for the higher education.

KP govt allots land for setting up first oil refinery 11 Jul, 2015
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government plans to install the first oil refinery in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakisthan. The six companies including, SPEC, PSO, Shezad International, Bin Ziyad group and Khyber Refinery, are in row for the installment of the oil refinery. The KP Government has allotted the land in Khushal Garh area of Kohat to SPEC for the installation of the province’s first oil refinery. The total cost of the refinery, with the refining capacity of 4000 BPD, is $700 to $800 million. The SPEC will develop the project in three phases and initially invest $250 million.

Pakistan, China working on a power plant in Muzaffargarh 11 Jul, 2015
Pakistan and China are working together to build a 120 MW power plant from coal and sugarcane husk in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan. The project is likely to be completed by February next year at a cost of Rs. 27 billion. The unit will be added to the national grid with the help of Multan Electric Power Company.

Scatec to build a solar power plant in Mali 11 Jul, 2015
Scatec Solar is to build, own and operate the 33 MW solar power plant in Mali, West Africa costing about $58 million. The company has signed an agreement for the purpose with Ministry of Energy and Water, Mali, and the state-run utility Electricité du Mali (EDM). The project is being developed in partnership with IFC InfraVentures, World Bank’s project development fund, and the local developer Africa Power 1. Scatec will own 50 percent stake while IFC InfraVentures will hold 32.5 percent and Africa Power 1 will hold 17.5 percent stake in the project. Financing is expected to be closed by the end of this year.

Neda approves new infra projects 10 Jul, 2015
The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) on 15th July 2015, approved new infrastructure projects that is the re-alignment of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Expressway Project, Phase II from the Domestic Road to the Paranaque River/Electrical Road helps reconciling the increasing need of motorists and the service capacity of the roads over the course of time. The cost of alignment transfer will be P2.04 billion sourced from the national budget. Neda also approved the change in scope of the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway (Slex) Link Road Project costing P223 million.

PC Home Online to set up e-commerce platform 10 Jul, 2015
PC Home Online has joined forces with Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) to set up an e-commerce platform. After spending US$3 million on developing systems and operations, PC Home (Thailand) will launch its consumer-to-consumer e-commerce platform in September with the goal of achieving more than 5 million product listings in its first year.

Wipro to buy Denmark-based design firm Designit 10 Jul, 2015
Wipro Ltd has acquired Denmark-based Designit for $95 million in a bold attempt to strengthen its presence in the digital space.

San Miguel spending $800M to put up 2 cement plants 10 Jul, 2015
San Miguel Corp. is investing around $800 million to build two new cement manufacturing plants. One of the plants will raise at cement affiliate Northern Cement Corp.’s existing facility in Pangasinan and the other in Quezon province in Philippines. Each of the plant will have an annual production capacity of 2 million tons and cost $400 million each. The first plant will be completed by June 2017 and the other by end-2017.

Wapda to install 2 turbines on Neelum-Jhelum for 968 MW 10 Jul, 2015
The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is planning to install two small turbines of 40 MW on the Neelum Jhelum for 968 MW, to meet the forecast reduction in the project’s hydropower generation capacity owing to the construction of India’s Kishanganga Hydropower project.

Hume Coal announces plans to build Southern Highlands mine 10 Jul, 2015
Hume Coal plans to build an underground coal mine in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, Australia. Plans for the project will be submitted to the New South Wales Government for approval.

Regents approve new UWL Science Labs Building 10 Jul, 2015
The UW System Board of Regents has approved to build a new science building on the UW-L campus, La Crosse, Wisconsin United States that will house 35 new classrooms and labs for a variety of science programs offered by the university. The regents approved the design and construction of the new 188,000 square foot building costing about $82 million. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2016 with the building opening by winter 2018.

Diamond Power Infrastructure Limited Bagged an Export Order
HBL 10 Jul, 2015
Diamond Power Infrastructure Limited has bagged an export order to supply cables worth USD 14.5 MN for Iraq. The order has to be executed from September 2015, in subsequent 8 months.

Elio Motors raises $19M in crowdfunding to build three-wheeler 10 Jul, 2015
Elio Motors has raised $19 million in crowd funding commitments to help build its affordable three-wheeler. Elio Motors has received nearly $1 million in non-binding commitments from interested investors every day. The company is working to bring the three-wheeler to market with a promised $6,800 price tag and 84-mpg efficiency rating. The project is claimed to be on track for production by mid-2016.

Planners to consider EIR for proposed cheese plant 10 Jul, 2015
The project to bring a 300,000 square-foot cheese processing plant will come before the Tulare Planning Commission, California. The plant will process 4 million pounds of milk daily, producing cheddar cheese and whey cream, whey protein concentrate and permeate powder.

LFB plans to build bio manufacturing center in Marlboro 10 Jul, 2015
LFB Corp will build a 65,000 square-foot facility on Crowley Drive, Vancouver, Canada. The company hopes to begin construction in November.

Toys R Us to create new platform for its e-commerce business 10 Jul, 2015
Toys R Us Inc. plans to bring its U.S. e-commerce business in-house by launching its own platform by the end of summer 2016. The toy retailer plans to build and manage new platforms for, and

PowerSecure (POWR) Awarded $100M of New Solar Projects 10 Jul, 2015
PowerSecure has been awarded $100 million in new solar projects, including a ground-mount system for one of the largest investor owned utilities (IOUs) in the United States. The new IOU solar award has been contracted with the utility and is subject to regulatory approval by the state public utility commission and a subsequent notice to proceed from the utility customer, both of which are expected in the third quarter of 2015.

CCL and Korsini to build label manufacturing unit in US 10 Jul, 2015
CCL Industries has partnered with Korsini to set up a manufacturing facility for IML in Memphis, Tennessee, in the US. The two companies will form a new entity with a total investment of $20m, and own equal stakes in it. The plant is expected to be on stream by 2016.

Lafarge plans 260 MW power plant in Nigeria 10 Jul, 2015
Lafarge Africa, Finland’s Wartsila and the World Bank’s IFC agreed in September to build a 220 MW gas-fired power plant in Africa to boost electricity supplies, at a cost of $400 million. The company has applied to Nigeria’s energy regulator for a licence to generate 260 MW of electricity to supply to the Africa’s grid.

Stillwater breaks ground on new power plant 10 Jul, 2015
Stillwater, Oklahoma is building a 56 MW power plant. Cost of the project is around $70 million.

Construction begins on new wastewater treatment plant 10 Jul, 2015
Construction of the $43.2 million project has begun on Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. The Government of Canada has committed more than $14.4 million through the Building Canada Fund and the provincial government has also put more than $14.4 into the project. The facility is expected to be running by 2017.

Consumers Energy to build $15M training center 10 Jul, 2015
Consumers Energy plans on building an employee training center near Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business on Front Avenue SW, United States. The training center will primarily serve corporate or professional employees, such as engineers, accountants, directors and administrators. The project is expected to cost $15 million, and is slated to open by late 2016.

Albemarle to commission lithium carbonate production plant 10 Jul, 015
Albemarle has started commissioning activities of its 20,000 MTPA new lithium carbonate production plant near the port of Antofagasta in Chile. The company is planned to begin commercial production during the third quarter and expects to further increase production capacity at the plant in early 2016.

Cape Verde fishmeal company invests $1.2m to expand production 10 Jul, 2015
OJFP, which processes the fish waste of local canner Frescomar, has invested CVE $1.20 m in equipment to keep up with the growth of the cannery. Frescomar fish processing plant inaugurated a new production line for canned tuna on June 15, 2015.

Club unveils plans for new hotel 10 Jul, 2015
Hermitage Club is planning the construction of a 184,000-square-foot, 93-unit hotel and seven duplex villas, as well as a three-lot subdivision at Haystack Mountain, United States. The subdivision included the 9.14 acre parcel on which the hotel and villas will be built.

Hunter workers in running to build new train fleet 09 Jul, 2015
Downer EDI Rail and UGL Rail Services have been shortlisted to tender for the supply of a new intercity train fleet for New South Wales. It includes the supply and maintenance of about 520 new carriages that will service routes between Sydney and Newcastle, the South Coast and Blue Mountains. The government will award the contract next year, with the new carriages expected to be finished by 2024. The contract also includes the fit out and operation of a maintenance facility.

STMicroelectronics and the French Institute of Materials, Microelectronics and Nanosciences in Provence have set up a new joint research laboratory

Reuters 09 Jul, 2015
STMicroelectronics and the French Institute of Materials, Microelectronics and Nanosciences in Provence have set up a new joint research laboratory to develop the next generations of high-reliability, ultra-miniaturized electronic components. The Radiation Effects and Electrical Reliability (REER) Joint Laboratory is a multi-site research establishment that will bring together teams from the IM2NP Institute, based in Marseille and Toulon, and specialist engineers from the ST facility in Crolles, near Grenoble.

RMB clearing system to be set up in South Africa 09 Jul, 2015
China’s central bank on July 7 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its South African counterpart to set up a yuan clearing system in South Africa. The MOU is for the purposes of clearing and settlement of yuan in South Africa. China is now South Africa’s largest export partner. The move will expand the list of countries with direct access to trade in the Chinese currency.

PlanNet21 to invest €20m in Dublin headquarters and data centre 09 Jul, 2015
Technology firm PlanNet21 Communications is to invest €20 million building a data centre in Dublin, and expanding its employee numbers in Ireland. The company is building a 930sq m data centre, which will include 465sq m in business continuity or disaster recovery space. The centre is due to open its doors in November this year. PlanNet21 is also relocating to a new headquarters at Citywest Business Campus in Dublin this month, to accommodate staff growth. The data centre will be located at a separate location in Blanchardstown.

100,000-cow-power dairy farm in China to feed Russian market 09 Jul, 2015
A 100,000-cow dairy farm is being constructed in Northeast China to supply the Russian market with milk and cheese. The new dairy site is in Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang province. It will be funded with 1 billion yuan from Russian and Chinese investors. China’s Zhongding Dairy Farming and Russia’s Severny Bur will work together on the project. China’s Huae Sinban Co signed an agreement to lease 115,000 hectares in Russia’s Transbaikal region for feedstock. The company is expected to invest about $450 million in the project over the next half century. The first stage is to be completed by 2015-2018.

Unaoil unit wins Iraq gas project contract 09 Jul, 2015
UnaE&C Iraq, an engineering and construction subsidiary of Unaoil Group, has been awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of two compressor stations at Iraq’s West Qurna oil field by Basra Gas Company (BGC). The project includes collection of flared associated gas generated from Degassing Stations DGS7 and DGS8 in West Qurna. The gas will be, compressed and dehydrated prior to being sent via pipeline to the downstream gas treatment plant at North Rumaila NGL Plant for further processing. UnaE&C’s scope of work includes project management, procurement, fabrication, installation and construction of the related works. Unaoil’s operating centres in Dubai and Basra will support the project execution at West Qurna.

Offshore wind giant Dong Energy set to build Humber manufacturing hub 09 Jul, 2015
Dong Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Able UK on the south bank, indicating its intention to set up at a £400m energy park being built at North Killingholme. Dong will seek to attract key international suppliers to the site.

Exelon expanding gas-fueled power plants near Houston, Fort Worth 09 Jul, 2015
Exelon Corp. will use GE gas turbines n its Texas plants. It began construction this week on major power plant expansions near Houston and Fort Worth. The projects, which are roughly $750 million each, will triple the amount of power production at Exelon’s Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton. The second 1,000-megawatt expansion is for the Wolf Hollow Generating Station outside of Fort Worth. The two new projects are expected to be completed before the summer of 2017.

APR Energy extends and expands 108MW of power generation contracts in Africa 09 Jul, 2015
APR Energy plc has extended and expanded its interim power solution for Societe Nationale d’Électricite du Senegal (Senelec). The requirements include installation and operation of an additional 48MW of mobile diesel-powered generation, including assets being redeployed from Libya, to supplement an existing 20MW block of power at APR Energy’s Kounoune site. The contract term for the combined 68MW extends into the fourth quarter of 2015. It has also extended its 40MW mobile gas turbine project in Rocha Pinto, Angola, through late in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Government announces construction of power station in southern Guinea-Bissau 09 Jul, 2015
The government of Guinea-Bissau plans to launch a public tender for the construction of a thermal power plant in Buba, in the region of Quinara, which will also supply electricity to the Tombali region.

IBC Solar starts work on Hungary’s largest PV plant 09 Jul, 2015
German firm IBC Solar has started working on a solar plant in Hungary with a nameplate capacity of 18.5MWp. The 30-hectare slag heap of the country’s largest coal-fired power plant Matrai Erömü will be covered with 72,480 solar modules within a few weeks. IBC solar, along with Romania’s EnergoBit Group and Hungarian company Wire-Vill Energetics, are responsible for the development, procurement and construction of the plant. A six-week test operation of the plant will begin in August 2015.

RET Capital Acquires 102 MW California Wind Project 09 Jul, 2015
Renewable Energy Trust Capital Inc. (RET Capital) announced the acquisition of Coram Wind Project, an operating 102 MW power plant, from BAIF U.S. Renewable Power Holdings LLC. The plant is located in Kern County, California, and benefits from long-term contracted revenues through a power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company to provide clean, reliable and affordable power to the utility.

8minutenergy starts Construction of a 137 MW PV plant in Kern County, California 09 Jul, 2015
8minutenergy Renewables LLC and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. on July 7th, 2015 announced the completion of permitting and start of construction of the 137 MW Springbok 1 solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, located 70 miles north of Los Angeles in Kern County, California. The project is expected to reach its commercial operations date in June 2016. It has a signed PPA with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), on behalf of its participating member, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

EMCOR Group, Inc. Subsidiary Awarded Contract to Expand and Upgrade Largest Sewage Plant in Palm Beach County, Florida 09 Jul, 2015
EMCOR Group, Inc’s subsidiary Poole & Kent Company of Florida, is awarded a contract by the City of West Palm Beach, as agent of the East Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Operations Board, to expand and upgrade the largest sewage plant in Palm Beach County, Florida. Poole & Kent Company of Florida will be responsible for expanding and upgrading 22 structures at the existing sewage plant, which work will be performed in phases to minimize the disruption to the existing operating treatment facilities. The scope of work includes construction of new sludge storage and thickening facilities, as well as new thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion facilities and new centrifuge dewatering facilities.

Hike Metal lands $43M contract to build coast guard boats 09 Jul, 2015
Hike Metal has landed a $43-million contract to build six search and rescue lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. This project should begin in November. The Hike Metal contract also has an option for the company to build four more search and rescue vessels after the original six are complete. All 10 will be used in the Maritimes.

Ginsburg announces $50M plan to build new Peekskill resort 09 Jul, 2015
Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) plans to transform the former St. Mary’s Convent property overlooking the Hudson River in Peekskill , New York into a resort-style tourist destination that will feature a spa, inn and restaurant as well as 178 luxury rentals apartments and 20 townhomes.

Cott Beverages to build new facility in Greer, South Carolina 09 Jul, 2015

Cott Beverages has unveiled plans to invest $10m to build a new warehouse and distribution center, allowing it to expand its existing Greenville County operations in the US. The new warehouse and distribution center will be constructed at the Greer campus of South Carolina, which produces fruit and vegetable juices and beverages for national brand and retailer-brand customers

Chile’s Enap, Italy’s Enel to build South America’s 1st geothermal plant 09 Jul, 2015
Enap has signed a contract with Enel Green Power, a unit of Italy’s Enel, for the construction of a geothermal power plant in the northern region of Antofagasta in South America. The 50 MW Cerro Pabellon project, which will produce electricity from volcanic steam, will entail an investment outlay of roughly $180 million and enter into operation in late 2016.

New hotel being built in downtown Tulsa 09 Jul, 2015
A new Hampton Inn will be built across from BOK Center, Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

WoodSpring Suites to Develop Two New Hotels in Charleston 09 Jul, 2015
WoodSpring Suites has entered into an agreement with Jupiter Holdings, to build two new hotels in the Charleston market, South Carolina. The company expects to break ground on 30 additional properties by the end of the year. Expansion plans through 2017 include the addition of corporate and franchised properties in major metropolitan markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, Miami and Minneapolis.

City green-lights CID funds for new hotel near airport 09 Jul, 2015
The City Council has approved a new community improvement district project for an area just north of the airport, near the intersection of West Kellogg and South Ridge. The Kellogg and Ridge Community Improvement District, which is estimated to cost close to $17 million, will allow for the demolition of a vacant hotel and restaurant at the site, at 600 S. Holland, Kansas, United States.

Top Frontier plans $1.5 billion nickel plant in Philippines 09 Jul, 2015
Top Frontier Investment Holdings Inc is looking to build a $1.5 billion nickel processing plant in the southern Philippines. The plant will use high-pressure acid leach technology and have an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes. The company is also looking to break ground later this year to build the plant for the Nonoc nickel mine in Surigao province, Philippines in two years.

Ian Trahar, Paul Favretto invest $5m in Seafarms prawn project 08 Jul, 2015
Australian business identity Ian Trahar and former investment bank executive Paul Favretto have backed Seafarms Group’s high-stakes Kimberley project with a $5 million injection of funds as the listed aquaculture company begins a $16.6m capital-raising exercise. The money will be used to complete a feasibility study on the company’s Project Sea Dragon, a $1.6 billion development that could create the world’s largest aquafarm. If the feasibility study is successful, Seafarms will need to raise $160m to begin the first phase of construction, which is expected to produce 10,000 tonnes of prawn a year.

Government planning new Emergency Operations Center at Y-12 08 Jul, 2015
The government is moving forward with plans for a new Emergency Operations Center at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant. The National Nuclear Security Administration released a draft environmental assessment for the project — a scaled-down version of an earlier proposal — and will accept public comments through July 30. The proposed EOC would consolidate the Plant Shift Superintendent’s Office, the Emergency Command Center, the Technical Support Center and the Fire Department Alarm Room at a 17,000-square-foot facility on the east end of Y-12.

OnMobile rebounds on opening new store 08 Jul, 2015
OnMobile Global has launched an avant-grade digital music store for Grameenphone in Bangladesh.

Groupize Solutions Signs 19 New Hotel Properties 08 Jul, 2015
Groupize Solutions has recently partnered with 19 new properties, including Magnuson Conference Hotel Winter Haven, B Resort Lake Buena Vista, The Crawford Hotel Denver, The Oxford Hotel Denver, Delta Toronto East, The Roger New York, The Roosevelt Hotel New York and OLS Hotels & Resorts.

Contract to build new Sheffield college awarded 08 Jul, 2015
BAM Construction has been awarded the £9.3 million contract to build the second University Technical College in Olympic Legacy Park in Attercliffe, Sheffield, England. Construction work is due to begin in October. The facility is due to open in September 2016.

Garmco to construct $55m rolling mill in Bahrain 08 Jul, 2015
Garmco will construct a cast house, worth $55m, at its Bahrain facilities through a contract signed with Fives. Fives has been handed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) turn-key contract for the re-melt project. Scheduled to commence in September 2015, the project is expected to span 21 months. When complete, Garmco will produce 120,000 tonnes of aluminum slabs through the facility every year.

Alibaba boosts SingPost stake, invest in e-commerce unit 08 Jul, 2015
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is investing about SUSD 279 million to expand its holdings in Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost) and its e-commerce subsidiary. In the latest deal, Alibaba will buy an additional 5 percent stake in SingPost for SUSD 187.1 million and also invest up to USD 92 million to buy a 34 percent stake in Quantium Solutions International, a SingPost subsidiary that provides e-commerce logistics across the Asia Pacific.

Oriel Windfarm and Gaelectric to invest 80m 08 Jul, 2015
Oriel Windfarm and Gaelectric are to invest €80 million for developing an 870 MW offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea.

Korea to Invest 45 Billion Won 08 Jul, 2015
The Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) has decided to invest about 45 billion won in “Turkey’s Kirikkale Complex Thermal Power Generation Project” and carry out the investment on July 20. The investment project is to construct and operate a gas combined thermal power plant with a capacity of 926 MW in Kirikkale of Turkey by Samsung C&T and ACWA Power International (ACWA Power). It will be completed and commercially operational by June 2017

Walmart plans Polk warehouse 08 Jul, 2015
Walmart is opening a new online distribution center in Davenport, Iowa, United States. The center will spring up on 166 acres at U.S. 27 and Interstate 4 and is scheduled to open by the end of next year.

Adventureland to Build New Roller Coaster in 2016 08 Jul, 2015
Adventureland will be adding a new roller coaster in 2016. The coaster will feature a 2500 foot-long steel track, 133 foot vertical lift hill, 5 inversions, a 101 degree first drop and 10 “airtime” moments, and travel at speeds of up to 65 mils per hour. The coaster will cost an estimated nine million dollars to construct.

New warehouse distribution center planned 08 Jul, 2015
A new warehouse distribution center is planned in Livingston Parish, Louisiana on 140,000 square-foot of area. The project is in the early stages, with building plans not yet finalized.

Plans to construct second pier under review 08 Jul, 2015
Plan to construct a second pier at Port Zante, Saint Kitts and Nevis is being reviewed by the Unity Government. Construction is expected to commence soon.

Hiber Share Company Lays Foundation to Construct Sugar Factory 08 Jul, 2015
Hiber Sugar Share Company has laid the cornerstone for the construction of the first private sugar factory in Ethiopia. Metal Engineering Corporation (METEC) agreed with Hiber to undertake the construction of the factory.

QCC Sets Up Electrical Testing Laboratory 08 Jul, 2015
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has set up an Electrical Testing Laboratory to conduct verification and type testing of all regulated electrical household appliances marketed in the UAE. The facility will ensure that various electrical products traded across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Western Region are duly certified and meet the statutory safety requirements set by the UAE standard requirements and regulations.

Major plans for up to 30,000 solar panels near Guildford re-submitted 08 Jul, 2015
Solar Power South has submitted a revised application to Guildford Borough Council for up to 30,000 solar panels on Eashing Farm in Eashing Lane for a temporary period of 25 years.

McCain Foods Australia to invest $10 million in Smithton plant (Tasmania) 08 Jul, 2015
McCain Foods will spend up to $10 million dollars over the next two years upgrading onsite storage facilities and building a new packing line at the Smithton plant in Circular Head, Northern Tasmania. The improved storage facility will hold up to 55,000 tonnes of potato for processing.

Russia to construct Fukushima water Decontamination plant 08 Jul, 2015
Rosatom Corporation will begin in early 2016 construction of a demo water treatment plant to decontaminate dangerous radioactive isotopes in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

New hotel planned on site city wanted for convention center 08 Jul, 2015
The Westin in downtown is slated to open July 16 and the same company plans on building another hotel across from the Austin Convention Center, Texas.

New Aloft Hotels coming to Houston 08 Jul, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. plans to add nine more Aloft Hotels in Texas including three in the Houston within three years. The Furniture Building at 820 Fannin St. in Houston will be redeveloped into a 165 room hotel with 2,000 square feet of meeting space. It is expected to open in June 2016. Aloft Houston West will offer 117 rooms and 2,000 square feet of meeting facilities and is slated to open in March 2017. Aloft Shenandoah near the Woodlands will be open in January 2018. Starwood will open an Aloft Hotel in College Station, Texas in 2015; in northwest Austin, Richardson and Dallas Love Field, Texas in 2016; and in downtown Austin and Arlington, Texas in 2018.

Toyo, IKPT awarded contract for synthetic rubber plant project in Indonesia
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Toyo Engineering Corporation and PT Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT) have been awarded a contract for synthetic rubber plant project with production capacity of 1,20,000 TPA in Cilegon on the western tip of Java, Indonesia by PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia (SRI), joint venture company of Compagnie Financiere Du Groupe Michelin (Michelin) and PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP). Toyo entered into offshore supply contract and IKPT entered into detail engineering, procurement and construction contract with SRI separately. The target for completion is in 2018.

Partnership plans to build solar array with Sierra College students 07 Jul, 2015
The Western Placer Waste Management Authority and Sierra College has partnered to construct and install a 9 KW commercial solar array near Roseville this fall. The project will be part of Sierra College’s fall 2015 Advanced Solar Class.

JAKS to build RM7bil power plant in Vietnam with China partner 07 Jul, 2015
JAKS Resources Bhd will partner China Power Engineering Consulting Group Co Ltd (CPECC) in a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to build a power plant in Hai Duong province in Vietnam for RM7.05bil. The project, which will be facilitated via JAKS unit, JAKS Power Holding Ltd, will see the JV company called JAKS Hai Duong Power Company Ltd constructing two 600 MW power generation units that will begin construction in the first half of next year, with completion planned for 2020.

Shilands seek Zera approval to build gas-fired power plant in Mutare 07 Jul, 2015
Shilands Enterprise is seeking approval from the Zimbabwe Energy and Regulatory Authority (Zera) to build a 345 MW gas-fired power plant in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

ISDN Holdings to develop $20m 9.7 MW hydropower plant 07 Jul, 2015
ISDN Holdings Limited is developing the 9.7 MW Datara mini-hydropower plant (MHPP) in South Sulawesi, Indonesia in partnership with local companies. ISDN will cooperate with the Gowa District government through Gowa Perusda, which owns 20 per cent in the joint venture entity while ISDN through its Indonesian subsidiary PT SDM, owns 49 per cent. The groundbreaking was held recently. Under the agreement, PT SDM will offer support in the form of financing and development of the infrastructure of the Datara MHPP while the Gowa Government will assist in the necessary land acquisition as well as the obtainment of the requisite relevant permits and approvals such as the principle approval and location and environmental clearance permits. The project is expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete and its estimated cost is about $20 million. It will be funded by a combination of debt and equity financing.

Duke Energy to build major new transmission line 07 Jul, 2015
The Duke Energy transmission is connecting the proposed new 230 KV transmission substation near Campobello, SC to the Asheville power plant, North Carolina.

Big Plans Announced For Salem Hospital 07 Jul, 2015
North Shore Medical Center and Partners HealthCare has revised the restructuring plan that improves care and coordination across a wide spectrum of health services. NSMC will build a new Emergency Department and two additional family-centered inpatient units at NSMC Salem Hospital, United States. The former Spaulding Hospital North Shore in Boston, Massachusetts will be renovated to accommodate expanded behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors.

Lemminkainen to construct hydropower plants for Smakraft in Norway 07 Jul, 2015

Lemminkainen has signed an agreement with Norwegian power company Smakraft to develop two new hydropower plants in Sogn and Fjordane County in Norway. Under the €19m contract, Lemminkäinen will be responsible for intakes, shafts and tunnels of the plants. Work on the project is scheduled to commence this month with plans to complete in December 2016.

India firm to build 400 MW power station 07 Jul, 2015
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is to build a 400 MW capacity power station in Ghana estimated at $400 million. MoU has been signed on behalf of The Sol Group Limited, a United Kingdom (UK) based Development Company and BHEL on behalf of the Indian company.

Hearings planned for 2nd major new gas pipeline across NY 07 Jul, 2015
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced a series of public meetings to let the public weigh in on the second interstate natural gas pipeline proposed to carry gas from Pennsylvania to markets in the Northeast and Canada. The Northeast project will build about 412 miles of new 36 inch pipeline through Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut, and nine new compressor stations.

Marriott Hotel opens in Makkah 07 Jul, 2015
Makkah Marriott Hotel has been recently inaugurated in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The 426 room property sits on the hill top of Makkah, providing guests with exquisite views of the Holy City and Haram.

Eastern Cape to set up field hospitals for initiates 07 Jul, 2015
The Eastern Cape health department is to set up field hospitals in South Africa that will entail essential equipment and stretchers, providing IV fluids, antibiotics and wound care. An implementation plan will be announced soon.

Norwegian firm to set up three solar power plants 07 Jul, 2015
Nizam Energy of Sindh and Scatec Solar has signed an MoU in Oslo to establish three solar plants to generate 150 MW through clean energy in Pakistan.

Plans go in for new hotel in Liverpool main Bridewell 07 Jul, 2015
Approval is granted for the conversion of the historic Cheapside building into 85 bedroom hotel in Liverpool, England.

86,000 new hotel rooms in the Middle East by 2020 07 Jul, 2015
The Middle East is expected to see an additional 86,000 hotel rooms between 2014 and 2020. Dubai is targeting between 140,000 and 160,000 rooms to accommodate 20 million visitors per year by 2020. The emirate is also developing leisure facilities, which will attract more tourists, including Dubai Parks and Resorts, a theme park that is set to open in October next year, and Six Flags, slated to open in 2017.

A new larger Lidl supermarket set to be built on the former car park site 07 Jul, 2015
A new Lidl supermarket is set to be built on the former multi-storey car park site in Gainsborough, England. The car park has been leased to the West Lindsey District Council by Lincolnshire Co-op. This lease expired on 4th July, 2015.

Govt to construct new 439 technical training centres 07 Jul, 2015
Government of Bangladesh is planning to construct 439 new technical training centres in Asia. The government is constructing a technical training centre in Meherpur district to provide training to job seekers. The work on the centre would be completed in December this year. The training programme at the centre would begin in January.

Horizon Group to announce stores included in outlet mall project 07 Jul, 2015
Horizon Group will announce the first group of stores coming to the outlet shoppes of Laredo, Texas. The mall is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2016.

BP Zhuhai starts purified terephthalic acid plant in China 07 Jul, 2015
Bp Zhuhai Chemical Company has started the phase 3 purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant of Zhuhai Chemical Co, enhancing its position in the PTA market and its long-term commitment in China. The completed phase has the production capacity of 1.25 million tonnes per year.

Cold storage warehouse opens at Port of Morrow 07 Jul, 2015
A $14.5 million cold storage warehouse in Boardman, Ohio will be inaugurated on 08 July, 2015. The project includes both the warehouse and a 2,500-foot rail spur on Lewis and Clark Drive in the port’s East Beach Industrial Park.

Govt to construct 100 dams in Balochistan 06 Jul, 2015
Government of Balochistan is planning to launch the construction of 100 dams in Balochistan, Pakistan.

Colombia OKs $305 Million Highway Project 06 Jul, 2015
Colombia’s Government has given approval for the construction of a highway that will link Huila and Tolima that costs roughly over $305 million. A divided highway stretching for 74 kilometers (46 miles) is to be built, and an additional 193 kilometers of road will be renovated and improved under the contract, to be awarded under a Public Private Partnership approach.

VA Tech WABAG bags Rs 580 crore project in Bahrain 06 Jul, 2015
VA Tech Wabag along with its joint venture firm Belhasa Projects has bagged its first engineering, procurement and construction order in Bahrain worth Rs 580 crore. WABAG will design and build 40 MLD Al Madina Al Shamaliya Sewage Treatment Plant for the Ministry of Housing, Bahrain. The project is funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Economic Development.

Chinese firm to build Djibouti’s first wind power plant 06 Jul, 2015
Djibouti’s Ministry of Energy has signed an MoU with Shanghai Electric for the construction of a 60 MW wind power project in the eastern African country. The project will be constructed in two parts of 30 MW each and will also include the construction of two 230 KV power lines in northern Djibouti, Africa.

Construction to start on $440M power-generation plant in Cleveland County 06 Jul, 2015
NTE Energy will begin the construction of a 475 MW power plant within three months that costs around $440 million in Cleveland County, United States. The plant is spread over 290 acres of land. Kings Mountain and three other Carolinas cities have signed 20 year agreements with NTE Energy to buy wholesale power from the plant.

Otjiwarongo Building Solar Plant 06 Jul, 2015
A solar panel power plant being built on a 12 hectare piece of land situated approximately two kilometres northwest of Otjiwarongo, Namibia that will comprise 35, 000 solar panels is under construction. The plant is estimated to be constructed at a cost over N$120 million funded by the HopSol. The supply of electricity is set to commence in December this year.

Doosan wins $90m Oman sewage plant deal 06 Jul, 2015
Doosan Heavy Industries has won a contract to undertake Phase Two expansion of Al Ansab sewage treatment plant (STP) that can process 50,000 tonnes of wastewater a day in Muscat, Oman, at a cost of $90 million. Doosan will be responsible for construction and pilot operation of the project, besides supply of equipment. Aecom is providing the engineering design for Phase Two of the STP project, which is scheduled for completion by 2017.

Seraphim Solar establishing 300 MW module plant in Mississippi 06 Jul, 2015
Seraphim Solar System expects to be operational with a planned 300 MW annual capacity solar module assembly plant in Jackson, Mississippi in August 2015. The company is also undertaking plans to double capacity of solar cell and module assembly production from 600 MW in 2014 to 1,200 MW by the end of 2015 at its highly automated ‘Fab 1’ in Changzhou China.

Zambia Sugar to build new refinery 06 Jul, 2015
Zambia Sugar Plc has embarked on construction of a US$80 million new refinery in Mazabuka, Zambia to double its production capacity of refined sugar to over 90,000 tonnes annually. The firm is expected to test the refinery by April next year.

China is building two untested nuclear reactors on Pakistan’s coast 06 Jul, 2015
Pakistan’s largest city and financial hub has given China a green light to build two nuclear power stations on a beach about 15 miles from downtown. Karachi approved the plan in late June. The model of reactor to be built in Karachi is the ACC-1000, also known as the Hualong-1.

DIC to build polyphenylene sulphide technical facility in Germany 06 Jul, 2015
DIC, printing inks producer is planning to build €2.7m polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) technical facility in Karlstein, Germany. Planned to be built on site occupied by Sun Chemical’s Eurolab, the technical centre is scheduled to commence operations in November 2015, while analysis-related operations will begin in September 2015.

Australia Proposes to Build More Dams for Agriculture 06 Jul, 2015
Australia plans to invest $415 million in water infrastructure, the Philippines called for bids to build a new dam to supply water to Manila, and Peru declared a state of emergency in preparation for an El Nino. Australia also plans to spend more than $US 374 million to build dams and other water infrastructure to improve water security for agriculture.

College Park to get another new hotel 06 Jul, 2015
Southern Management Corporation is planning a new hotel that comprises of six stories, 156 rooms that will come up at College Park, Maryland. The project, situated on a 3-acre parcel, also includes a CVS and 10,000 square feet of additional retail. It is planned to open in spring or summer of 2017.

Construction of new Marriott hotel underway in Ulster 06 Jul, 2015
Marriott International is constructing a four-story, extended-stay hotel on Frank Sottile Boulevard, New York, USA. The hotel will eventually rise 92 feet high and have 92 rooms.

APR Energy wins Egypt power plant deal 05 Jul, 2015
APR Energy has won a contract to provide a gas turbine power plant for an industrial company in Egypt. The project, which is for a minimum of 12 months, has an estimated value exceeding $30 million. The plant is expected to begin production by the first quarter of 2016.

Rs. 690 million allocated for new airport projects 05 Jul, 2015
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will spend Rs. 690 million in the current year for development of sustainable rainwater resources, completion of the Rs. 18.58 million under construction meteorological office, and setting up accommodation for personnel of the Airport Security Force (ASF) at the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) in Pakistan.

FCC Aqualia wins $22mn Mecca wastewater deal 05 Jul, 2015
FCC Aqualia has been awarded a $22mn contract for the operation and maintenance of the two largest wastewater treatment plants at Hadda and Arana in Mecca, Saudi Arabia over three years. The plants treat an average of 250,000 m3 per day of wastewater and a have a maximum capacity to treat 375,000 m3.

Jordan to construct four 50 MW solar power plants 05 Jul, 2015
Up to 20 companies have been qualified to construct four solar power plants, each with a capacity of 50 MW, across various parts of Jordan. The companies such as Hareon Swiss Holding, Actgiv Solar, Alten, ELF, Scatec Solar and Suncore, Saudi Oger, and ACWA Power are involved in the project. Studies are also underway on the completion of the process to expand the national grid’s capacity to absorb more renewable energy projects.

Amtek acquires Volvo Cars’ auto component plant in Sweden 04 Jul, 2015
Amtek Group has acquired Volvo Cars’ auto component plant in Floby, Sweden. The Floby plant produces brake discs, wheel hubs and connecting rods for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

SunEdison and Gamesa Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Develop up to 1 Gigawatt of Wind Power Plants 04 Jul, 2015
SunEdison, Inc. has signed an MoU with Gamesa to create a 50:50 joint venture to develop up to 1 GW of wind energy power plants globally by 2018. Gamesa will supply the wind turbines and be responsible for operation and maintenance (O&M) of the wind power plants as part of long term O&M agreements. Gamesa may also provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the projects. It is expected that the definitive agreement, including the initial selection of projects for development from Gamesa’s pipeline, will be signed by the end of 2015.

Plans for 150-bed hotel in Oxford 04 Jul, 2015
Dominvs Group plans £30m for a new hotel. The group will build a 150 bed four star hotel on the corner of Paradise Street and St Thomas’ Street, Oxford, England. A planning application is expected by either September or October.

Siemens wins UK wind power plant order 04 Jul, 2015
Siemens has clinched a major order from Dong Energy to construct an offshore wind power plant with a capacity of 580 MW in Britain. As per the deal, Siemens will supply, erect and commission 91 of its 6MW direct drive wind turbines. Installation of the turbines is to commence during the spring of 2017.

Fertilizer plant to open in Winona 04 Jul, 2015
Beneficial Reuse Management will open a plant that creates fertilizer pellets out of landfill waste in Winona, Minnesota. Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has approved a business loan for the project.

US$400m power station to be built in Accra 04 Jul, 2015
The Sol Group Limited has signed an MoU with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to build a US$ 400million 400 MW capacity power station in Ghana, Africa.

Giga Solar acquires solar power station in Japan 04 Jul, 2015
Giga Solar Materials Corp has acquired a solar power generation station in Fukuoka Prefecture, on Japan’s Kyushu Island. The company has spent 1.8 billion Japanese yen to acquire the solar power station with a capacity of 4MW. Construction of the solar power station in Fukuoka is still under way and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Expensive highway construction project begins 04 Jul, 2015
A $45 million Highway 169 project is set to begin in the corridor just south of Owasso, Oklahoma on 06 July, 2015. Four lanes will be expanded to six and eight bridges will be replaced in this project.

Sabic, Korea’s SK in $640m petchem plant JV 04 Jul, 2015
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation has completed the formation of a joint venture with Korean petrochemical manufacturer SK Global Chemical Company to produce polyethylene products. The total investment on the new Singapore-based unit will be about $640 million for the technology and plant construction.

Aldi pull out of plans for a new store in Cumnock town centre 04 Jul, 2015
Aldi is planning a new Cumnock store at Glaisnock Shopping Centre, Cumnock, UK. Construction will start next month and the appointed contractor for this project is Ashleigh Construction.

Moroccan Company to Invest Over $800 Million in Hydropower Plant in Cameroon 04 Jul, 2015
Ministry of Energy and Water of Cameroon has signed a public-private partnership agreement with Platinum Power that provides the framework to develop a hydroelectric power project in Cameroon, Africa. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 and to be completed in 2020

Bruichladdich to build six new warehouses 03 Jul, 2015
Bruichladdich Distillery is planning to construct the six warehouses on land north of Coultorsay, at Bruichladdich, UK. Work to construct the first of the warehouses is expected to begin immediately.

Northern Idaho resort to build new lodge 03 Jul, 2015
Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to build a new summit lodge. The company’s board of directors has approved the plans for a two-story, $3.8 million lodge late last month. The project will include space for ski patrol as well as a restaurant and full-service bar with seating for up to 180 people. Work on the 8,000 square foot building is expected to begin early this month and be completed by fall 2016.

TAP gas pipeline project starts in Albania 03 Jul, 2015
The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project has started investing in Albania’s infrastructure to prepare for starting construction of the pipeline next year. The project, an 870 kilometers (540 miles) long pipeline from the Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan across Turkey, Greece and Albania and undersea to Italy, plans to safely deliver Caspian gas to Europe in early 2020.

French oil and gas giant Total opens new lubricant plant in Singapore 03 Jul, 2015
Total Oil Asia Pacific has launched its 310,000 metric tons new lubricants oil-blending plant in the Singapore Lube Park in Tuas South on 03 July, 2015. The facility will produce lubricants for automotive, industrial and marine applications mainly for the Asean market, and also for markets in China and India for products not manufactured there.

Windlab commences work on $50 mn wind farm in Victoria 03 Jul, 2015
Windlab has commenced work on a $50 million wind farm in northwest Victoria. The 20 MW 6 turbine wind farm at Coonooer Bridge, 80km northwest of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia is being predominantly financed by Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation of Japan and ANZ bank. Construction is expected to be completed by early next year, with full commercial operations scheduled to begin by February 2016.

USAID pledges to set up over 3,000 TLCs 03 Jul, 2015
The United States plans to invest $5.1 million to establish more than 3,000 temporary learning centres in the districts most affected by the quakes in April and May to restore access to education as quickly as possible. The US Embassy in Kathmandu said that more than 1,300 TLCs were already operating at public schools, and 3,200 more would be established in the coming weeks in the 14 most quake-affected districts.

Clark County to spend $50K to build new document storage site 03 Jul, 2015
Clark County commissioners have approved a contract for nearly $50,000 for an expanded storage facility that will be built this year behind the Springview Government Center, Springfield, Ohio. Scanlan Construction will construct the 30-by-50-foot metal storage facility that will house hundreds of boxes of county records.

Nexus chosen to build $1.6b Toowoomba bypass 03 Jul, 2015
Nexus is the preferred tenderer to deliver the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project, Queensland, Australia. The Nexus consortium will work closely with the Queensland Government to finalize contractual documentation. Construction is expected to begin later this year. The project is a joint partnership with the Federal and State Governments with Member for Groom Ian Macfarlane instrumental in getting the project over the line.

Plans to invest up to $30m goat plant 03 Jul, 2015
Fresco Nutrition, a goats’ milk company plans to invest up to $30 million to build processing and packaging facilities in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

Solar power plant planned 03 Jul, 2015
A new photovoltaic solar energy plant, expected to generate up to 50 MW for the Salt River Project power grid, is planned on 282 acres in Florence, Italy.

KenGen proposes to develop 400-MW wind project in Meru County 03 Jul, 2015
Kenyan power company Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is to develop a wind power project at Meru County in eastern Kenya. The 400 MW facility to be built in phases is to be financed by a consortium of development financiers. It expects to complete the first phase of the project in December 2017. The first phase of the project for a 50MW to 100MW project will be financed by concessional funding which is low cost.

Dangote Cement Factory Soon in Yaounde 03 Jul, 2015
About 150 million US Dollars will be invested by the Dangote Group, a Nigerian investment holding, to build a cement factory in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Canton project moving ahead 03 Jul, 2015
Canton Borough Authority’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade project is moving forward. The anticipated start date for construction is in August. Lobar Inc. of Dillsburg, Pa. will be the general contractor, with GR Noto of Clarks Summit the electrical contractor. The project consists of construction of two new Sequential Batch Reactors (SBRs) tanks to treat the wastewater. Total construction costs are just above $10 million. It is expected to be a 12- to 15-month project.

Videocon plans $2.5 bn Brazil oil and gas investments 03 Jul, 2015
Videocon Industries plans to invest $2.5 billion in oil and gas ventures in Brazil over the next two to three years. It has expanded its oil and gas business in recent years with investments in countries including Australia and Indonesia.

AccorHotels to open 50 hotels in Angola 03 Jul, 2015
AccorHotels sealed an exclusive partnership with the major Angolan company AAA ACTIVOS LDA, to open 50 hotels (more than 6,200 rooms) in Angola from luxury to economy between 2015 and 2017. 50 hotels will be opened in strategic locations, such as in Luanda, the Angola capital, and the 17 capitals of province, 6 hotels in 2015, 22 in 2016 and 22 in 2017.

Munksjo Invests in New Storage Centre 03 Jul, 2015
Munksjo, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced paper products, steps up initiatives to support activities of its Rottersac Mill, investment in a totally new storage centre, improvement of production equipment and implementation of a customer service centre for Europe. The company has an investment project in the building of a totally new 9,100 m² storage centre. The new facility will be ready in 2016.

Yet To Launch E-Commerce Startup Secures $1 Million In Funding 03 Jul, 2015
An upcoming Gujarat based e-commerce startup,, secured a $1 million seed round from a group of angel Investors led by Mr.Gokul Jaykrishna & Brand Capital, a division of Bennett Coleman and Company Ltd. The company is floated by Swadesh Essfil Pvt. Ltd. and will be launching soon.

IKEA plans small-format stores in Australia 03 Jul, 2015
IKEA, furniture retailer company, is planning on doubling its size in Australia, with the introduction of 12 new ‘micro stores’ with a smaller, simpler format. These stores will be less than a third of the current hypermarket stores, which stand at 30,000 sq m. The number of stores will almost triple from eight to 22 over the next few years and an online store will be launched for the first time in 2017.

Alcatel-Lucent bags 1.2bn worth of China deals 03 Jul, 2015
Alcatel-Lucent has signed €1.2 billion worth procurement deals with China Mobile and China Unicom. The one-year agreements will see Alcatel-Lucent supply mobile and fixed access hardware, IP routing and optical networking equipment. It will also provide network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions. The deal with China Mobile is worth 4.53 billion yuan while the deal with China Unicom is worth CNY3.59 billion

TAP starts construction of access roads, bridges in Albania 03 Jul, 2015
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has started the construction and rehabilitation work on access roads and bridges along the pipeline’s route in Albania. TAP aims to build a modern pipeline that will safely deliver Caspian gas to Europe in early 2020. TAP will construct and rehabilitate approximately 100 kilometres of road along the pipeline’s route, including Vishocice, Vithkuq and Shtylle in the Korça region; Potom, Corovode, Kakruke, Therepele, Vendreshe in the Berati region; and Topoje in the Fier region. It will build three new bridges and rehabilitate more than 40 existing bridges in the regions of Korçe, Berat and Fier. The work is expected to be completed during 2016, while the main construction of the pipeline will start in summer 2016.

EIA expands geographic coverage of nat gas production with new data for 10 states 03 Jul, 2015
Energy Information Administration is expanding its monthly natural gas production by 10 additional states. The addition of these states Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, and West Virginia significantly enhances EIA’s monthly coverage, which was previously limited to Alaska, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, and the federal Gulf of Mexico.

Infosys announces $10 million investment in Irish start-ups 03 Jul, 2015
Infosys Ltd plans to invest $10 million in start-ups based in Ireland after winning a deal from Allied Irish Banks, plc. The partnership with the Irish bank will be a springboard for the company to expand its services into a new market and share its expertise with start-ups developing and enabling disruptive technologies.

Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry to expand 03 Jul, 2015
Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry has selected A.C.E. Building Service in Manitowoc for an expansion project. A.C.E. will construct a 2,625-square-foot Butler pre-engineered building for MGIF that will provide additional storage space to enhance productivity. The project will be completed by late summer.

French company to implement railway transport projects in Iran 03 Jul, 2015
AREP will implement a number of railway transport projects in Iran. It has signed a contract, worth €7 million, with the Iranian Railways to locate and design stations for Tehran, Mashhad, and Qom railways. Iran currently has two contracts with France’s Alstom Transport and Germany’s Siemens to build locomotives.

EVWD plans for increased sewer and water capacity 02 Jul, 2015
The East Valley Water District (EVWD) approved several projects, totaling almost $4 million. The Board authorized the District to enter an $130,000 agreement with Lee and Ro, Inc. for construction management and inspection services for the Sewer Capacity Project. Two projects – one to extend an existing sewer pipeline in Greenspot Road near Church Street and install new pipeline in Whitlock Avenue and Little Third Street to alleviate a District choke point, will be taken up initially. It also approved a $1,313,080 agreement with TBU Inc. for the actual construction of these projects.

Quebec’s announcement of new logistics hub in Les Cedres applauded 02 Jul, 2015
Two logistical hubs will be set up one in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the other in Contrecoeur, east of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. About $400 million is to be allocated over five years to support the best projects to implement these logistical hubs. The Quebec Government intends to earmark $100 million for funding public infrastructure projects linked to the sites.

Anton to develop new wastewater treatment plant 02 Jul, 2015
Anton plans to build a new wastewater treatment plant with $3 million in assistance from the Texas Water Development Board. Along with the new 0.125 million-gallon-per-day plant, Anton will also install new equipment at its water system.

Dominion seeks OK to build $1.3 billion gas-fired plant 02 Jul, 2015
Dominion Virginia Power is awaiting approval from the State Corporation Commission for the proposed $1.3 billion gas-fired plant in Greensville County, Virginia. The power plant will generate about 1,600 MW. If approved, construction will begin next year. It also has plans to develop 400 MW of utility-scale solar power over the next five years and expects to bring on line the natural gas-fired Brunswick Power Station.

Private hospital plan for Pebble Mill studios site 02 Jul, 2015
CircleHeath wants to create a hospital on part of the old BBC site, in Pebble Mill Road, Edgbaston, and has now lodged designs with the city council. It is working with landowner Calthorpe Estates and architecture firm Bryden Wood on designs for the new building, which will also contain research and development facilities and accommodation on a four-acre plot. The building, which at first is expected to have under 100 beds, will reach up to five storeys and split into two parts. A clinical wing will contain all the medical functions of the hospital, while a hospitality wing will contain a vehicle-free garden area, café, bedrooms and administration offices. There will also be a 152-space underground car park and a second surface-level car park with 115 spaces.

KKR backs SIMEC on ABG Cement buyout 02 Jul, 2015
KKR will team up with diversified trading and commodities group SIMEC to invest US$142m to take over the cement business of debt-laden ABG Group through a complex, multi-tiered financial transaction. The money will be used to finish the project, fund working capital and pay back overdue creditors.

Kwanza Sul Cement plant plans to increase production in Angola 02 Jul, 2015
The Kwanza Sul Cement Factory (FCKS) plans to increase its production to 4500t/day from the current 4200t/day. The increased production will result from increased financial resources to buy raw materials and fuel.

Cement Company of Northern Nigeria earmarks US$241m for expansion 02 Jul, 2015
Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCCN), plans to inject US$241m into the ongoing modernisation of its facilities to double its production capacity. The project will raise the company’s cement production capacity by 200% to 1.5Mt/yr.

Drug major Lupin acquires 100 % equity stake in Biocom 02 Jul, 2015
Lupin has forayed into the Russian market through the acquisition of Russia’s Biocom. The company has acquired 100 per cent equity stake in ZAO Biocom in Russia subject to certain closing conditions.

Sabre completes acquisition of Abacus International 02 Jul, 2015
Sabre Corporation has completed the acquisition of Abacus International, the leading global distribution system (GDS) in the Asia-Pacific region. Sabre, which previously owned 35% of Abacus, acquired the remaining portion for net cash consideration of $411 million. The acquisition includes new long-term distribution agreements between Sabre and the 11 Asian airlines that previously shared ownership of Abacus with Sabre. Sabre has also signed an agreement to acquire Abacus national marketing company, Abacus Distribution Systems (Hong Kong).

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

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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 F

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