International Projects

Statoil, EON to invest $1.3B in wind turbines
dailysabah.com 26 Apr, 2016
Statoil of Norway and EON of Germany will invest more than $1.3 billion in a Baltic Sea wind farm. The Arkona wind farm, located off northeastern Germany, will provide renewable energy for up to 400,000 households in Germany with its capacity of 385 MW. Built and operated by EON, it will be fully operational in 2019 and will consist of 60 wind turbines of six MW each, installed at water depths of between 23 and 37 metres (between 75 and 120 feet).


TEIAS to invest TL 10B in electrical transmission lines
dailysabah.com 26 Apr, 2016
The Turkish Electrical Transmission Company (TEİAŞ) will spend a total of TL 10.2 billion on the construction of 14 electrical transmission lines by the end of 2019. While the company’s total investment allocation is approximately TL 2.3 billion in 2015, it is expected to reach TL 2.5 billion this year.


Solvay to set up new application testing lab in Shanghai
autocarpro.in 26 Apr, 2016
Solvay Engineering Plastics plans to set up a part testing laboratory in Shanghai, China. The new laboratory will initially be equipped with installations dedicated to metal replacement applications. Progressively, the facility will be equipped with additional apparatus for testing thermal management and fluid barrier applications.


Pick n Pay to invest in picking warehouse in Gauteng to cash in on online shopping boom
techfinancials.co.za 26 Apr, 2016
Pick n Pay is planning to invest into a dedicated picking warehouse in Gauteng. Turnover growth from Pick n Pay Online quickened to 38% over the year, with a stronger range and a substantial improvement in product availability. In 2015, Pick n Pay’s online business delivered strong double-digit turnover growth, adding 40, 000 new customers.


Alterra Power Announces Landmark Deep Drilling Project in Iceland
prnewswire.com 26 Apr, 2016
Alterra Power Corp.’s Icelandic subsidiary HS Orka has announced details of a 5,000 meter deep drilling program at its 100 MW Reykjanes geothermal power plant. The US$11.5 million project will be funded by a consortium including Norway’s national energy company Statoil, a grant from the European Union of €6.2 million, two other Icelandic power companies including the state-owned Landsvirkjun and several other European entities. HS Orka’s share of the project budget is approximately US$2.3 million. Drilling is expected to begin in late summer 2016.


NTE Energy plans second merchant power plant in Duke Energy territory
bizjournals.com 26 Apr, 2016
NTE Energy, which is building a 475 MW natural gas power plant in Kings Mountain, now plans a larger plant in Rockingham County. The firm expects to start construction on the 500 MW Reidsville Energy Center next year and put it on line by 2020.


Fiat Chrysler to invest $74.7M at Trenton Engine
detroitnews.com 26 Apr, 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to invest $74.7 million at its Trenton North Engine Plant, adding new equipment to produce next-generation, 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Production is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2017.


Al Khoory Hotels to open 1100 three & four star rooms by 2019
hospitalitybizindia.com 26 Apr, 2016
Al Khoory Hotels has launched the 227-room Al Khoory Atrium Hotel Al Barsha, due to open in July 2016. While the Al Khoory Hotels will also discuss plans to open the 69 room Al Khoory Inn Bur Dubai by 2017, the 370-room Al Khoory Plaza Hotel Diera as well as the 99-room Al Khoory Central Hotel and 159-room Al Khoory Courtyard Hotel, both set to open in Al Quoz in 2019. The company is also poised to implement regional expansion plans in Oman including one property in Muscat and two in Sohar.


Cementos Molins plans US$189mn investment in Argentina
cemnet.com 26 Apr, 2016
Cementos Molins SA, Spain, plans to invest US$189mn to expand production at the company’s local facilities. The company currently operates a 0.3 Mta capacity plant in San Luis province which will be expanded to 1 Mta after the upgrade.


Ridgeway to invest £10m in purpose-built JLR dealership in Newbury
traders-insurance.com 26 Apr, 2016
Ridgeway is to invest £10 million in a purpose-built Jaguar Land Rover showroom on Greenham Business Park in Newbury. This new facility will include a drive-in service reception, 16-car showroom, 18-bay workshop, rooftop parking, customer lounges and a coffee bar. West Berkshire Council granted the scheme planning permission in March and the site is due to open for business at the end of December 2016.


Allergan Breaks Ground on $200M Expansion of Waco, TX, Manufacturing Facility

genengnews.com 26 Apr, 2016
Allergan has broken ground on a $200 million expansion of its Waco, Texas manufacturing facility.The Waco facility is the company’s flagship manufacturing site for its eye care products, including Restasis, Lumigan, Combigan, Refresh Plus, Refresh Tears, and Latisse. The expansion will add 322,000 square feet of manufacturing space to the current facility and it will add a new raw material dispensary, an automated bulk formulation suite, 10 new production lines, as well as warehousing space. Construction, commissioning, and validation of the facility expansion and production processes are expected to be completed by 2020.


LF Logistics opens giant Singapore e-commerce facility
joc.com 26 Apr, 2016
LF Logistics has opened a 1-million-square-foot logistics facility in West Jurong, Singapore. The nine-story center able to store up to 130,000 pallets with a throughput of 550 pallets per hour, aimed at meeting the fast-changing needs of brands and retailers in the region.


Ford will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories
msn.com 26 Apr, 2016
Ford Motor Co will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories to start making a new automatic transmission and expand output of certain commercial trucks. The firm will also spend $200 million at an assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, near Cleveland to add production of Super Duty chassis cab trucks, which typically are commercial vehicles such as ambulances or tow trucks.


Russia to invest $960 million in rebuilding Syria
rbth.com 26 Apr, 2016
Syria and Russia have signed an agreement on the restoration of infrastructure in the war-torn country in a deal said to be worth $960 million. The main objective is to restore the destroyed power grids, oil production and refinery plants.


Phoenix Semiconductor to construct new facility
bworldonline.com 26 Apr, 2016
Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corp. (PSPC) is ready to push through with the delayed expansion of its manufacturing facility after it has received the first tranche of a subsidy as part of the electricity discounts granted by the government to support power-intensive industries. PSPC aims to proceed with the planned construction of its Phase 2 manufacturing facility which has a production footprint of 38,000 square meters.


Etkin Johnson to build facility for software company in Louisville
9news.com 26 Apr, 2016
Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners will build a 17,940-square-foot flex industrial building for Accurence, a software company that specializes in homeowner insurance claims inspection. The facility will be built on 2.4 acres at 305 S. Arthur Ave. in the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville.


Palm Coast breaks ground on new water treatment plant
mynews13.com 26 Apr, 2016
The Palm Coast city council members has broke ground on a brand new $25 million advanced waste water treatment facility. Construction trailers are set to go up on the property by next week and the project is expected to be completed by 2018.


Chinese paper manufacturer to build $1 billion mill in Arkadelphia
swtimes.com 26 Apr, 2016
Sun Paper, a pulp and paper manufacturer will spend more than $1 billion to build a mill in Arkadelphia. The company hopes to begin construction sometime in the first half of 2017 and begin production in late 2019.


Senvion bags 27-MW order for Scottish wind project
renewable.seenews.com 25 Apr, 2016
Senvion SE, a wind turbine maker has officially received an order from Ireland-based NTR Plc for the 27 MW Quixwood Moor wind project in Scotland. Senvion will supply 10 of its MM92 and three of its MM82 turbines for the project in Berwickshire. The order also brought Senvion a 15-year maintenance contract for the plant. The company expects to deliver the first turbines in August 2016.


SOCAR plans to expand gas station network in Switzerland
azernews.az 25 Apr, 2016
SOCAR will continue to implement its strategy on expansion of its gas station network through obtaining new facilities, as well as negotiations with the independent gas station owners on joining SOCAR brand. Currently, SOCAR owns 158 gas stations in Switzerland. Besides, the company owns gas station network in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Romania.


EIL to provide consultancy to Bangladesh Petroleum Corp
thehindubusinessline.com 25 Apr, 2016

Engineers India (EIL) has signed a contract with Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) for providing project management consultancy services for a refinery expansion project on 19th April, 2016. EIL will earn $ 16.54 million in consultancy fee for the project. BPC is expanding its Eastern Refinery at Patenga at the cost of $1.7 billion over the next three years. The expansion will take the refining capacity to 4.5 million tonnes from present 1.5 million tonnes per annum.


Trina solar to invest in 14mw utility-scale solar project in Japan
Reuters.com 25 Apr, 2016
Trina Solar will invest in a 14 MW DC (Direct Current) utility-scale solar project in Japan. Trina solar partners with GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) to deliver clean energy to Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. GE EFS will hold an 85% equity interest in project, acquired from Trina Solar. Project will begin construction at end of April and is expected to reach commercial operation by June of next year.


to-the-point: Nicaragua to invest USD 10m in renewable energy projects
renewables.seenews.com 25 Apr, 2016

Government of Nicaragua will invest more than USD 10 million in renewable energy projects this year. The government plans to install thousands of solar panels in areas that are not connected to the national grid. At the same time, a wind farm will be built on Corn Island.


Samsung, LG To Invest In OLED Manufacturing Facilities
androidheadlines.com 25 Apr, 2016
Samsung and LG are amongst each other’s biggest competitors in most product categories they are present in, and the growing OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display panel market will likely be the next battleground for the two electronics giants from South Korea. The two companies are each looking to make significant investments to gain a larger slice of the global OLED panel pie for themselves. While Samsung Display is reported to be investing in large OLED panel manufacturing equipment that will be installed at its Tangjeong factory in the South Chungcheong Province, LG Display is said to be considering making further investments that could potentially make them a bigger player in the smaller OLED panel market that’s currently dominated by Samsung.


Eni set to invest €20 million in Africa
osjonline.com 25 Apr, 2016
Italian oil major Eni has reconfirmed its commitment to charter offshore support and construction vessels in West Africa by pledging more oil field investment. The company will invest around €20 billion in Africa over the next four years. This represents around 60 per cent of the company’s global investment, emphasising the importance it places on the region.


Graham to invest $600K on new transportation, maintenance facility
springfieldnewssun.com 25 Apr, 2016
Graham Local School officials plan to invest more than $600,000 in a new transportation and maintenance facility. The district purchased the Faulkner Lumberyard at 9915 U.S. Route 36 last year for about $336,000 and are in the process of selling its current transportation facility to the village of St. Paris. The district hopes to move onto the property 1st July, 2016.


Angolan Firm Takes Over Rwandan Hospital, To Invest 21m Euros
newsofrwanda.com 25 Apr, 2016
The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has signed a Concession Agreement with Oshen Healthcare Rwanda to upgrade, finance, develop, operate and maintain King Faisal Hospital and turn it into a multi-speciality regional referral hospital. Oshen will invest EURO 21 million for the first five years and the overall objective of the agreements is to grant permission to the investor to be able to operate in Rwanda and to document the main roles and responsibilities of both the investor and the Government of Rwanda to ensure King Faisal Hospital is able to operate as a regional referral hospital that has several specialities.


Bloomberry Resorts Plans to Build Casino in Quezon City
casinonewsdaily.com 25 Apr, 2016
Bloomberry Resorts Corporation is to build a second casino venue in the Philippines. The new resort is to be built on a PHP1.9-billion property in Quezon City. Last year, Bloomberry Resorts’ resort development subsidiary Sureste Properties Inc. purchased the 15,676-square-meter portion of land from the National Housing Authority. Construction work is set to commence next year.


Nestle South Africa Expands Coffee Factory
powderbulksolids.com 25 Apr, 2016
The expansion of a Nestle South Africa instant coffee manufacturing plant has been inaugurated, following the company’s R1.2 billion investment in the factory. The expansion of the Estcourt, South Africa-based factory includes a waste water treatment plant, a new coffee processing plant, an upgrade of existing coffee processing, and a coffee drying plant.


Mining projects in Angola require investment of US$1.58 billion
macauhub.com.mo 25 Apr 2016
Mining projects that have been identified and are ready to be launched in Angola will require an investment of US$1.58 billion. The project for iron ore exploration in Cutato-Cuchi, in the province of Kuando Kubango, has an initial investment of US$250 million. Another one involving phosphates extraction in Lucunga, Zaire province, will cost the same amount of money, US$250 million, and is due to start before the end of the year. The gold mining project in Mpompo, in Huila province, is at an advanced stage and will involve an investment of US$280 million.


AB Group Packaging opens its first U.S. plant in Delaware
lesprom.com 25 Apr, 2016
AB Group Packaging has opened its first U.S. plant in Newark, Delaware. The new facility will manufacture next generation, naturally-renewable paper shopping bags and industrial packaging products-using smart, innovative techniques and only the most environmentally responsible and sustainable materials from certified sustainably managed forests; offering real points of difference to the marketplace.


GE opens advanced manufacturing R&D center
upstatebusinessjournal.com 25 Apr, 2016

GE Power opened its first advanced manufacturing facility in Greenville, a 125,000-square-foot research and development center announced two years ago as a part of a $400 million investment in the Upstate. The facility includes office, lab and manufacturing space, and uses large windows, a series of visible manufacturing pods and a two-story customer experience center to showcase development efforts to potential customers. Around 70 percent of production out of the Greenville campus is shipped overseas.


Wacker Neuson SE: Construction of new building gets underway in Reichertshofen

uk.finance.yahoo.com 25 Apr, 2016
In April, work will begin on the expansion of Wacker Neuson’s light equipment production site in Reichertshofen. The company will be investing around EUR 10 million in a new R&D center for light equipment between now and the start of 2017.


Veidekke ASA Wins major construction contract for Boras Energ
euroinvestor.com 25 Apr, 2016
Veidekke has been awarded the contract by Borås Energi to lay pipes, among other things, for a new power plant south of Borås in south-west Sweden. The contract is a collaborative turnkey contract valued at approx. SEK 400 million excluding VAT. Veidekke will build a new power plant, treatment plant and extension, and adapt the existing biogas plant. Additionally, Veidekke will carry out groundwork and lay pipes for drainage water, drinking water and district heating. Planning work starts immediately, and the project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018.


Cuba-backed Vietnamese hospital opens 17,600m² health care facility
tuoitrenews.vn 24 Apr, 2016
Hoi Friendship Hospital, located in Quang Binh Province, has opened a new health care facility on 24th April, 2016. Covering 17,600 square meters, it features six surgery rooms and 160 beds to treat in-patients in departments like emergency, medical image analysis, diagnosis, blood transfusion-hematology, microbiology, and more. The building is part of an upgrade project worth over VND450 billion, raised by issuing government bonds.


German-Swiss consortium executes $3.5bn-solar power plant in Egypt
zawya.com 24 Apr, 2016
An international consortium of large solar power and engineering industries firms has started building the Egyptian solar plants to generate 2 GW of power with the cost of US$3.5 billion. The Terra Sola consortium comprises Bahrain-based Terra Sola Ventures (Terra Sola), Swiss wealth management company Terra Nex, RWE New Energy, Hareon Solar Technologies, and a number of German tech companies including LTi ReEnergy.


Engel invests $9 million to expand Shanghai plant
plasticsnews.com 24 Apr, 2016
Injection machine maker Engel Holding GmbH is investing $9.2 million to expand capacity at its Shanghai factory. Construction has started and the new machining center is scheduled to be finished by April 2017.


PEIE implementing new RO1.4mn sewage treatment plant at Rusayl Industrial Estate

muscatdaily.com 24 Apr, 2016
The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) is implementing a new sewage treatment plant for the Rusayl Industrial Estate. The project is estimated to cost around RO1.4mn with operating capacity touching 4,000 m3 per day. The plant is expected to start operations by the beginning of next year.


Georgia Tech aims to build technology hub in midtown Atlanta
newsobserver.com 24 Apr, 2016
Atlanta developer Portman and the Georgia Institute of Technology unveiled a 21-story second phase for the project and gave it a new name. Known in planning stages as the High Performance Computing Center, the tower will bear the shorter and artsier name Coda. Tech and Portman hope the tower, expected to break ground in November and be finished in early 2019. If all goes as planned, the L-shaped glass building will be home to some 2,400 workers, including Georgia Tech researchers and staff and employees from private companies that will collaborate with the university on new technologies.


Longview hydrogen peroxide plant starts major expansion
seattletimes.com 24 Apr, 2016
The Longview Solvay Chemicals, manufacturer of hydrogen peroxide has broken ground on a $22 million expansion at the end of March. JH Kelley and DeWitt Construction is managing underground work and Solvay has not yet awarded a contract for aboveground construction. Construction is slated to end in October.


Naresco wins $50m deal to build Danube’s Glitz Residence 3
arabianbusiness.com 24 Apr, 2016
Danube Properties has awarded Naresco Contracting a $50 million contract to build a residential community in Dubai Studio City. The $95 million Glitz Residence 3, which features 352 housing units, is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.


Canada’s Caisse to invest C$3 billion in Montreal rail network
in.reuters.com 23 Apr, 2016
Canadian pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec will invest C$3 billion in a new public transport network in Montreal. The project, a public-private partnership, will require C$2.5 billion from the province of Quebec and Canada. Caisse, which will start construction in the spring of 2017 to begin train service at the end of 2020, is already discussing plans to operate similar projects in other countries.


Food processing equipment manufacturer to break ground in Caldwell
idahopress.ccom 23 Apr, 2016
American Food Equipment Company, that manufactures food processing equipment for clients in the meat, vegetable, seafood and pet food industries has broke ground on a $7.7 million, 61,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and a 6,400-square-foot office space on 25th April, 2016. The company has purchased 10 acres in the Sky Ranch Business Park in Caldwell, where the expansion will be built. The facilities are expected to be running this fall.


N.Y. developer proposes 17-story limited-service hotel in Chinatown
bostonherald.com 23 Apr, 2016
Westbrook Partners plans to build a 17-story, limited-service hotel in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. The firm will construct a 250-room hotel at 73-79 Essex St., replacing a largely vacant eight-story building that now includes the Ho Toy Noodle Co. The 137,000-square-foot hotel, with a proposed height of 181 feet, will include a basement fitness room, meeting rooms, and a second-floor lounge and food service area for hotel guests. Pending BRA approval, Westbrook hopes to start construction of the hotel expected to take two years in the third quarter of next year. Group One Partners Inc. is the project architect.


Giant steel project in Ha Tinh to start operation soon
english.vietnamnet.vn 23 Apr, 2016
Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Iron and Steel Co is expected to start test operating the first blast furnace of its multi-billion-dollar steel plant in Ha Tinh Province in June. The first blast furnace has a capacity of about four million tons per year and its products include steel plates, flat steel and hot rolled steel. After phase one is completed, phases two and three of the project will be implemented to increase the capacity to 15 million tons and 22.5 million tons per year, respectively.


Telefonica to invest most in Peru in 2016
telecompaper.com 23 Apr, 2016
The four telecommunications operators in Peru plan to invest a total of USD 2.66 billion in 2016. Telefonica will allocate the most, to increase its number of base stations, mainly 4G ones in Lima and the provinces. Telefonica will invest USD 1.3 billion, while Claro will invest USD 700 million to expand the coverage and services of its 2G, 3G and 4G networks. For its part, Chile’s Entel will invest USD 500 million for the installation of more than 900 antennas nationwide to boost national 2G, 3G and 4G coverage. Bitel will invest USD 160 million to expand its sales networks both in Lima and the provinces.


New north Columbus drug treatment facility opening soon
abc6onyourside.com 23 Apr, 2016
A groundbreaking is the next step for a brand new drug and alcohol treatment facility at 7400 Huntington Park Drive Columbus, Ohio, that will open in July. The facility will have 32 beds with an average stay of about three weeks.


Los Osos opens new water recycling facility
ksby.com 23 Apr, 2016
The Los Osos Water Recycling Facility has been inaugurated on 22nd April, 2016. The new facility will serve 12,500 households in Los Osos. Around $87 million of the project’s $183 million price tag came from the USDA. The other expenses are financed through various loans and grants.


Tripura agrees to supply additional 100 MW power to Bangladesh, but on one condition!
dnaindia.com 23 Apr, 2016
Tripura government has agreed to a proposal to supply additional 100 MW power to Bangladesh, but with a condition that the Centre would continue a steady flow of gas to 101 MW thermal power project in Sipahijala district. Recently, Bangladesh has written to the Government of India about its requirement of additional 100 MW power from Tripura and the Ministry of Power wanted the opinion of the state government.


Jokowi invites the Netherlands to invest in maritime projects
thejakartapost.com 23 Apr, 2016
Indonesian government has invited the Netherlands to invest in Indonesian infrastructure projects, particularly those that support Jokowi’s maritime sector development program. The maritime axis plan aims to boost fisheries, ship construction, infrastructure and marine resource clusters as well as human-resource capacity building through vocational training programs.


Bristol-Myers to Expand at Woodside Technology Park
svdaily.com 23 Apr, 2016
Bristol-Myers Squibb has signed a new lease at the Woodside Technology Park life science campus in Redwood City, California. The 62,000-square-foot expansion adds a third building to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s existing 194,000 square feet at the company’s Bay Area hub for discovering pioneering cancer therapies in the innovative field of immuno-oncology, including novel biologics therapeutics. With this latest agreement, Bristol-Myers Squibb will lease the entire Woodside Technology Park property which is comprised of approximately 256,000 square feet of real estate in the heart of the Bay Area Peninsula’s life science and high-tech communities. The term of the leases for all three buildings now extends through March 2027.


Botswana to appoint two South Korean firms to further expand power plant
af.reuters.com 23 Apr, 2016
Two South Korean firms could be picked to expand Botswana’s Morupule B power station by 300 MW in a bid by the southern African nation to ease power shortages. The expansion will be carried out by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Daewoo. The plant has an installed capacity of 600 MW but works are already under way to add 300 MW by a joint venture between Japan’s Marubeni and South Korea’s Posco Energy.


Utilities unveil largest solar power plant in Kentucky
bakken.com 23 Apr, 2016
Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have unveiled the state’s largest solar facility. The companies showcased the solar plant at the E.W. Brown Generating Station near Burgin. The complex features a hydroelectric plant, three coal-fired generating units and seven natural gas-fired combustion turbines.


German investors plan 1GW-capacity solar project in Oman
timesofoman.com 23 Apr, 2016
A group of investors from Germany is planning to build a mega solar power project with a generation capacity of 1 GW in Duqm. As many as eight companies have joined hands with the main promoter to develop the project. The Germany-based investment trusts will provide the required finance, technology, technically qualified professionals and training for local people to develop the project. The Scholl Wais Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH Investment Trust is the main promoter and the company will arrange investment from other investment trusts in Germany. Grune Planet Energie Ineternazional LLC is the local partner for developing the project.


$12M Meadowbrook project to begin in May
the-leader.com 23 Apr, 2016
The $12 million new affordable housing complex on the city’s Northside is set to break ground in early May. Arbor and another developer, NRP Group, are partnering to build a three-story building with 60 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Work on phase one of the project is expected to take about 12 months to complete. Phase II of the project, which will include 80 apartments in several townhouses, is expected to begin in early 2017, if state funding is approved later this summer, and be completed in mid-2018.


Wagner SprayTech To Invest $15M In Minnesota
businessfacilities.com 22 Apr, 2016
Wagner SprayTech will build a $15 million distribution facility in Otsego, MN. The company, which specializes in manufacturing and marketing paint sprayers, applicators and decorating products for the consumer and contractor markets, will build the 270,000-square-foot facility in the Gateway North Business Center. Construction is expected to begin this year and will be completed by October.


Exelon (EXC) Unit to Construct 10MW Battery Storage Facility
finance.yahoo.com 21 Apr, 2016
Exelon Generation, a unit of diversified utility Exelon Corporation EXC, has teamed up with Renewable Energy Systems, a leading project developer & constructer, for the construction of a 10 MW battery storage facility in Clinton County, Ohio. Construction of the project is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2016 and it is expected to come online by the end of this year.


Ferrari Is Planning to Build a Theme Park in North America
highsnobiety.com 21 Apr, 2016
Ferrari is planning to build a new theme park in North America. Currently, the company has a park, Ferrari World, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island and another under construction in Spain, with a third scheduled to pop up in China.


Amtel Properties plans 3000-bed hostel in Moscow
in.rbth.com 21 Apr, 2016
Amtel Properties is planning to construct a 3,000 beds modern hostel in Moscow. The first phase will provide roughly 1,000 beds. The Amtel Properties portfolio amounts to 1 million sq. m, and is worth almost $450 million. The company specializes in the development of commercial infrastructure; office centres, hotels and logistics properties. In addition, it owns a 350-bed hospital in central Tbilisi, Georgia.


Liqui-Box plans to invest $4m in advanced packaging production technology in US

automationandtechnology.packaging-business-review.com 21 Apr, 2016
Liqui-Box, provider of flexible liquid packaging solutions is planning to invest $4m in advanced packaging production technology at two packaging manufacturing facilities in the US. The firm will upgrade each of the two facilities located at the Sacramento, California and Ashland, Ohio, with three new multi-lane bag machines and one new single lane bulk bag production line.


Wee Hur wins S$82.2m contract to build five-storey warehouse
businesstimes.com.sg 21 Apr, 2016
WEE Hur Construction has been awarded a S$82.2 million contract by HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Singapore), as trustee of Mapletree Logistics Trust. This project involves the design and construction of a single-user five-storey warehouse with an industrial canteen at 76 Pioneer Road. Work on this new project will commence on 1st May, 2016 and is expected to be completed within 17 months.


PWC opens office in Dhaka, Bangladesh
economictimes.indiatimes.com 21 Apr, 2016

PwC has inaugurated a new office in Dhaka to offering services in areas like advisor, taxation, forensics and cybersecurity. PwC Bangladesh plans to recruit and develop about 500 professionals locally in the next five years from across educational backgrounds (for example, engineering, management, chartered accountancy).


Novo Nordisk to invest EUR 100 million in production facilities
europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com 21 Apr, 2016

Novo Nordisk plans to invest more than 100 million euros in production facilities at its site in Chartres, France. The new facilities will be built on the company’s existing 31,000 sq. mtrs site, which produces a range of the company’s insulin products as well as FlexPen, an insulin injection device.


Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. to invest $42 million in mixed-use project
virginiabusiness.com 21 Apr, 2016
Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. is investing $42 million in The Residences at Annapolis Junction Town Center in Howard County, Maryland. The mixed-use, 18-acre development will include 416 apartments; 17,000 square feet of retail space; a 150-room hotel and 100,000 square feet of office space. The project is scheduled to break ground in the second quarter of 2016 and be completed in the first quarter of 2018.


Mohawk to Invest $100 Million, Adding 200 Jobs in Northwest Georgia
coosavalleynews.com 21 Apr, 2016
Mohawk Industries, a flooring manufacturer, will expand its existing vinyl flooring operations in Dalton-Whitfield County. The $100 million capital investment in infrastructure and equipment will generate approximately 200 jobs for the region. The project will increase Mohawk’s production of flexible and rigid LVT (WPC) products for both residential and commercial applications.


Bemis Manufacturing expanding Mexico molding facility
plasticsnews.com 21 Apr, 2016
Injection molder Bemis Manufacturing Co. plans to increase the size of its plant in Monterrey, northern Mexico and to add three new presses with clamping forces ranging from 1,000-1,500 tons. The company is about to break ground on a 50,000-square-foot addition to its facility in Monterrey. The three new presses will include at least one multi-barrel machine and the building will be able to support machines with a clamping force as high as 4,400 tons.


Hyundai Engineering begins construction of gas processing facility in Uzbekistan

pulsenews.co.kr 21 Apr, 2016
Hyundai Engineering Co. has held a groundbreaking ceremony for Kandym gas processing facilities valued at $2.66 billion in Uzbekistan. The company has $2.01 billion interest in the project. The facility will process natural gas of about 8.2 billion cubic meters, or approximately 6.35 million tons, per year. The construction is expected to get completed in first half of 2019 on an engineering, procurement and construction basis.


California grower expands Salinas cooling facility
freshplaza.com 21 Apr, 2016
D’Arrigo Bros. Co., has completed its 52,000 sq. ft. expansion of the cooling facility in Salinas, California. The cooler expansion includes 15 additional loading bays (total of 45 loading bays), 50 additional parking spaces for line trucks (total of 150 spaces) and 5 new state of the art Modular Automated Cooling System (MACS) units.


Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. opens new R&D facility
nationalhogfarmer.com 21 Apr, 2016
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI), has formally opened its new, state-of-the art research center, located at the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa. The 52,000 square-foot, $22 million research center features an open concept designed for collaboration and interaction among scientists. The first floor is composed of almost 30,000 square-feet of laboratory space, and the second floor houses work spaces and conference rooms.


Starbucks opens first outlet in South Africa; plans to expand across sub-Saharan region

firstpost.com 21 Apr, 2016
Starbucks has opened its first cafe in sub-Saharan Africa. Further, the brand has plans to open 12-15 more stores in South Africa over the next two years, with a long term plan of up to 150 outlets.


Atlantis, SBS to jointly develop 150-MW tidal power project in Indonesia
renewables.seenews.com 21 Apr, 2016

Atlantis Resources plans to form a JV with SBS Intl for the development of a USD 750 million, 150 MW commercial-scale tidal power plant in Indonesia. The two parties has signed a MoU in this regard. The pair is now progressing towards signing a 25-year PPA for the scheme with Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN).


Enerray To Build Brazil’S Largest Solar Plant
altenergymag.com 21 Apr, 2016
Enerray, owned by Seci Energia (Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri), is set to begin construction of a 254 MWp solar installation, located in the city of Ituverava, Brazil. The construction will be completed by the end of 2017.


Federal funds will help Coggon build new water treatment plant
thegazette.com 21 Apr, 2016
Coggon will receive more than $4 million in federal assistance for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant. The city’s engineering firm is completing its final proposal for Iowa Department of Natural Resources approval.


LAWA seeks bids for $350 million in contracts for upcoming airport projects

dailybreeze.com 21 Apr, 2016
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has released a request for proposal seeking professional firms that are able to provide planning and sequencing services for projects, costs analysis, project controls services and construction logistics. Other tasks include risk assessment, benchmarking, financial capital planning, regulatory enforcement, safety training, area and utility shutdowns and communications. LAWA is planning to give out several contracts, which have a combined value of about $350 million.


Northwell Health awarded grant to explore Brooklyn hospital overhaul plan
beckershospitalreview.com 21 Apr, 2016

Great Neck, New york based Northwell Health has been awarded a grant to prepare a feasibility and sustainability study that could result in a rescue plan for Brooklyn’s distressed community hospitals. The study is expected to be submitted over the next three to four months


New hotel breaks ground at Red Ventures headquarters
charlotteobserver.com 21 Apr, 2016
OHM Hotels and Red Ventures has broken ground on a new hotel in Fort Mill located at the entrance to the technology and marketing company’s campus. The TownPlace Suites by Marriott will total 105 rooms. The four-story hotel which will include studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with full-sized kitchens and separate work areas is set to open in March 2017.


Fujita Kanko to Open New Taipei Hotel in 2019
hotelnewsresource.com 21 Apr, 2016
Fujita Kanko Inc. will open a new 248-room, Taipei hotel in 2019. Taiwanese real estate developer Huang Hsiang Construction Corporation will build and own the hotel. Fujita Kanko aims to expand its WHG group, which currently consists of five properties under Hotel Gracery and 26 properties under Washington Hotels and also it has set a goal of adding 10 WHG hotels with 3,000 rooms in the next five years.


Interserve JV wins £37m sewage works upgrade
theconstructionindex.co.uk 21 Apr, 2016

A joint venture of Interserve Construction and Doosan Enpure has won a £37m contract to upgrade Horsley water treatment works in Northumberland. Northumbrian Water has awarded the Interserve Doosan JV a design and construct contract to increase treatment capacity at Horsley. Construction is expected to start in summer 2016 and take about two and a half years to complete. Consulting engineers for the scheme are MWH and Turner & Townsend.


BPCL to set up Singapore trading unit
livemint.com 20 Apr, 2016
Bharat Petroleum Corp will open a trading unit in Singapore to take advantage of new crude import rules to buy cheaper oil and get better terms from producers. The company will complete the expansion of its Kochi refinery in southern India to about 300,000 bpd from 190,000 bpd by October 2016 and it will also increase the capacity of its 120,000 bpd Bina plant in central India to 156,000 bpd by 2018.


Russia’s LUKOIL starts building a large gas processing plant in Uzbekistan

timesca.com 20 Apr, 2016
Russian oil company LUKOIL has started the construction of Kandym Gas Processing Complex (KGPC), a key production facility in development of the Kandym group of gas condensate fields located in the Bukhara Province in the southwest of Uzbekistan. The Kandym Gas Processing Complex will include construction of a gas treatment plant capable of processing 8.1 billion cubic meters of gas per year, as well as a natural gas gathering system, which, at its peak, will comprise 114 producing wells, 11 well pads and 4 gathering stations. 370 km of gas pipelines will be installed and 160 km of motorways will be built.


BASF opens world-scale bioacrylamide plant in the UK
ccfgroup.com 20 Apr, 2016
BASF has opened a world-scale bioacrylamide (BioAM) production facility at its Bradford, UK on 20th April, 2016. The firm will further pursue its activities within the extension of BioAM technology worldwide and is actively investigating potential BioAM projects at other locations including Asia Pacific.


Toshiba Transmission bags Rs 226 cr contract in Kenya
business-standard.com 20 Apr, 2016
Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems (TTDI) has bagged Rs. 226 crore contract from Kenya Power and Lighting Company for around 8,000 distribution transformers. The order entails installation of distribution transformers along transmission and substation networks connecting power plants and end-consumers in Nairobi, Mombasa and surrounding regions. TTDI will fulfil the order over a period of three years, starting in June 2016.


Sibanye to invest $250 million in its gold mines, keeps shopping for new assets

mining.com 20 Apr, 2016
Sibanye Gold, producer of the precious metal in South Africa, plans to spend $250 million this year boosting infrastructure at most of its assets. The firm will allocate $115 million underground projects at the Kloof and Driefontein gold mines on the West Wits.


Pirelli to Invest $200 Million in New Plant and Expansion in Mexico
moderntiredealer.com 20 Apr, 2016
Pirelli Tire North America Inc. plans to build a second tire plant in Mexico at its existing production site in Silao. The new $200 million investment will begin in 2016 and will be in addition to the $360 million already invested to date, and the $50 million already earmarked for 2016-2017. At the end of 2018, Pirelli’s total investment in the two plants in Silao will exceed $600 million. Production at the new plant is scheduled to begin in 2017.


Hira Industries opens new manufacturing facility in RAK
tradearabia.com 20 Apr, 2016
Hira Industries, a supplier of products to the construction sector, has launched a new technical foam manufacturing facility, spread over 125,000 sq ft in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The facility will produce and export Aerofoam technical foam worldwide.


Shaw Industries Completes Expansion Of Hardwood Flooring Manufacturing Facility In South Pittsburg
chattanoogan.com 20 Apr, 2016
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has completed the expansion of its hardwood flooring manufacturing facility in South Pittsburg. The $40 million investment adds more than 60 percent capacity to the existing hardwood manufacturing facility as well as dozens of jobs over the past several months as new equipment and production lines have come on line.


SNC-Lavalin wins contract to build asphalt production facility for Saudi Aramco

canadianmanufacturing.com 20 Apr, 2016

SNC-Lavalin Inc. has won a contract to expand an asphalt production facility at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura Refinery in Saudi Arabia. Under the contract, the firm will be responsible for overseeing the expanded asphalt plant’s engineering, procurement and construction. The expansion will increase the facility’s asphalt production capacity from 22,000 barrels per day to 42,000 barrels per day. The project is expected to take approximately 18 months and will be executed by its in-Kingdom subsidiary, Saudi Arabian Kentz.


Qatargas sets up new wastewater treatment plant
tradearabia.com 20 Apr, 2016
Qatargas has completed the construction of a 1,300 cu. mtrs of wastewater per day, wastewater treatment plant at one of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants using the membrane bio-reactor (MBR) technology. The design, procurement and construction works of the project has been led by a multi-disciplinary team at Qatargas including members of the Environmental Affairs, Engineering and Ventures departments that was set up in 2008.


Arkema expands Bostik polymer modified binder capacity in Philippines

business-standard.com 20 Apr, 2016
Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, has expanded its cementitious powder production capacities, based on its world-class polymer modified binder (PMB) technology, with the start of a new plant in the Philippines. This facility will manufacture products including tile adhesives, wall finishing products and other construction systems.


HCA Midwest will expand three hospitals in the Kansas City area
kansascity.com 20 Apr, 2016
HCA Midwest Health is investing $93 million to expand patient care at Research Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center and Lee’s Summit Medical Center. The biggest investment, $59 million, will go to Centerpoint and will include three new floors. The expansions will include the addition of 36 beds used for medical/surgical monitoring, an additional 12 beds in the intensive care unit and a new 16-bed physical medicine and rehabilitation unit. About $23 million will go to Research Medical Center for expansion of the critical care unit to 42 beds, including 10 new beds dedicated to neurology in the intensive care unit, four beds dedicated to critical burn patients and an expanded inpatient rehabilitation unit. About $11 million will go to Lee’s Summit Medical Center, which will get a new third floor for medical and surgical care.


Adana Cement to expand white cement milling
cemnet.com 20 Apr, 2016
Adana Cement, part of Turkey’s OYAK Group, has placed an order with Loesche for a vertical roller mill to expand its white cement milling capacity by 200tph. The LM 46.4 mill has a transmission power of 2750 kW and grinds material to a fineness of eight per cent R90 μm. The mill is expected to become operational in 4Q16. Adana Cement has an installed capacity of over 4Mta and produces both white and grey cement for export to Europe and Asia.


Max’s Group to expand in Singapore
businessmirror.com.ph 20 Apr, 2016
MAX’S Group Inc. has signed a development agreement with Pagh to build at least five Yellow Cab Pizza stores in Singapore. This is the fourth development agreement inked by Max’s Group for 2016, translating to a total of 116 international stores set to open over the next few years.


KEPCO to build 1st overseas solar power plant in Japan
koreaherald.com 20 Apr, 2016
Korea Electric Power Corp., held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 28 MW solar power plant construction project overseas in Hokkaido, Japan, on 18th April, 2016. The firm plans to complete the project by 2017.


Fortiline Waterworks Opens Two New Branches
finance.yahoo.com 20 Apr, 2016
Fortiline Waterworks (Fortiline), waterworks distributors in the United States will open two new branches: one in Charlottesville, Virginia and another in Cartersville, Georgia. With these new branches, Fortiline now has 41 distribution branches in 12 states. The Charlottesville branch will open on 25th April, 2016 and the Cartersville branch will open on 16th May, 2016.


Niger to Build Seven New General Hospitals
allafrica.com 20 Apr, 2016
As part of the ongoing restructuring of the health sector in Niger State, there are plans to up-grade seven Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) to General Hospital status for secondary healthcare delivery.


Phanes to build phase I of up-to-40-MWp rooftop PV system in Dubai

renewables.seenews.com 20 Apr, 2016

Phanes Group has won the tender to construct the first phase of Emirati port operator DP World’s planned rooftop solar system, which will have an installed capacity of between 30 MWp and 40 MWp. The company emerged as the winner in the project tender and entered into an agreement though its unit Green Energy Tomorrow, a regionally-focused rooftop solar specialist.


Invista opens hexamethylene diamine plant in China
business-standard.com 20 Apr, 2016
Invista, an integrated producer of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibres and the maker of Lycra brand has successfully started up its new 215,000-tonne hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in China. The new facility utilises Invista’s most advanced technology to produce hexamethylene diamine, a key intermediate used in the production of nylon 6,6 polymers and fibres, polyurethanes and high performance polyamides that ultimately become part of air bags, automobile parts, carpet, coatings, workout apparel, outdoor equipment and more.


OETC to invest $776.6mn in transmission network
utilities-me.com 20 Apr, 2016
The Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) plans to invest $776.6mn for building new transmission lines for evacuating power and upgrading existing infrastructure for distribution. The investment is being made for building power infrastructure for a three-year period between 2016 and 2018.


Valent Expands R&D Efforts In Mississippi, Illinois
croplife.com 19 Apr, 2016
Valent U.S.A. Corporation has announced an investment plan to accelerate its agricultural research and development program in North America. The Valent Midsouth Agricultural Research Center (MSARC) in Leland, Mississippi, will expand to include the addition of new compound characterization facilities. Boasting over 8,000 square feet of environmentally-controlled laboratory and greenhouse space, these facilities will support year-round bioassay screening for the Valent conventional and biorational pipeline. The firm has announced an investment in a new research center near Champaign, Illinois. The Valent Midwest Agricultural Research Center (MWARC) is scheduled to open in December 2016, and will become a center of excellence in row crop research and agronomic training for the Midwest.


Sarangani power plant set to open
business.inquirer.net 19 Apr, 2016
The Alsons Power Group’s subsidiary, Sarangani Energy Corp. (SEC), is getting ready to start commercial operations of the first 105 MW section or energy generating unit of its 210 MW baseload coal-fired power plant in Maasim, Sarangani province this month. SEC is now awaiting the issuance of a certificate of compliance (COC) from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to be able to operate commercially.


NNPC, Total Invest $5.7bn on OML 58 Upgrade Projects
nigeriatoday.ng 19 Apr, 2016
Total Exploration and Production (E&P) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are investing $5.7 billion to upgrade the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 58 production facilities in order to boost domestic power supply in the country and meet federal government’s gas flare out policy. Total is the operator of the NNPC/Total joint venture handling the OML 58 upgrade projects. The projects, which constitute the OML 58 upgrade will include, Ogbogu Flow Station (OFS); Field Logistics Base (FLB); Obite Treatment Centre (OTC); Obite, Ubeta, Rumuji (OUR) pipeline and the Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL).


India and Mauritius sign MoU to promote cooperation in the field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy
business-standard.com 19 Apr, 2016
India has signed an MoU with Mauritius on cooperation in the field of traditional system of medicine and Homoeopathy. This MoU will promote cooperation in the field of traditional system of health and medicine between the two countries. It envisages exchange of experts, supply of traditional medicinal substances, joint research and development and recognition of the traditional systems of health and medicine in both countries and it also aims at promotion and popularization of the various Indian traditional systems which fall under AYUSH.


Sanofi to Invest €300 Million to Expand Belgium Manufacturing Site
wsj.com 19 Apr, 2016
Sanofi SA plans to invest €300 million to expand its manufacturing site for biological drugs in Belgium. The company will add more than 8,000 square meters of manufacturing floor space to increase its overall production capacity and diversify to other drugs and therapeutic areas. Updates to the existing facility will also include the development of new laboratories focused on quality control and manufacturing sciences.


Airbus to invest $1M in Ashburn parts warehouse
wtop.com 19 Apr, 2016
Airbus Americas will expand its parts distribution center in Ashburn as part of a newly consolidated operation for its Satair Group subsidiary with a $1 million investment and a pledge to add new employees to the current facility. The 110,000-square-foot Airbus distribution facility, which opened in 1991, houses more than $200 million in spare parts, some 100,000 items ranging from small components to flaps, rudders and passenger doors.


Alibaba Group and Handnice Group invest $1.5m in leading Chinese digital sports data company LeidaSports
igamingbusiness.com 19 Apr, 2016
The Chinese digital sports data company LeidaSports has secured an investment of US$1.5 million from Alibaba Group and Handnice Capital. LeidaSports, which provides a host of sports data information and betting services, will also merge with leading Chinese sports application Sports Craze, which has an active user base of more than five million. Sports Craze will operate as a subsidiary of LeidaSports. Under the new operating arrangement, LeidaSports and Sports Craze will collaborate to supply sports data and various content to sports content provider across China. Data will be provided through LeidaSports’ existing partnership with leading sports and betting-related data company Sportradar.


GSK Opens New Respiratory Manufacturing Facility
pharmtech.com 19 Apr, 2016
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) opened a £56 million, 4200 sq. mtrs manufacturing facility in Ware, United Kingdom. The Ware facility is the latest expansion of GSK’s Ellipta inhaler manufacturing.


Inteva Products Builds New Facility in Czech Republic
businesswire.com 19 Apr, 2016
Inteva Products, LLC, supplier of engineered components and systems, has recently opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Rychnov, Czech Republic. The new facility produces window regulators and latches for Inteva’s European customers.


Viridor Invests £2M In Glass Recycling Facility
resource.co 19 Apr, 2016
Recycling, resource and energy recovery business Viridor has invested £2 million in a further four advanced optical sorters for its glass recycling facility in Sheffield. The new sorters use X-ray and infrared technology to sort the glass, filtering out unwanted items such as ceramics, stones, porcelain (CSP), plastics, leaded glass, glass ceramic and metals from the end product; glass cullet.


Tile maker expanding facility in East Tennessee
heraldcourier.com 19 Apr, 2016
Del Conca USA will add two tile production lines at its facility in the Sugarlimb Industral Park in Loudon by investing $30 million.


Memory care facility to open next year in CumberlandBy
theforecaster.net 19 Apr, 2016
An assisted living community for those with memory impairment is due to open next year on U.S. Route 1, next to Norton Financial. FMC Development of South Portland is developing the project. It will be about 8,600 square feet and will have 12 residential units, plus common space. The Planning Board approved the project site plan last month. Construction will begin by June, and operations are expected to begin early next year.


Smuckers to expand in Chico
chicoer.com 19 Apr, 2016
J.M. Smucker Co. of Orrville, Ohio will be expanding its presence in Chico, relocating a food manufacturer from the Bay Area. A new facility will be built in Chico by the end of the year to house a Smucker Natural Foods grain and pasta products company from Livermore. Construction shall take about six months, with the transition of the process expected by the end of 2016.


GNP expansion nears completion
sctimes.com 19 Apr, 2016
GNP Co’s phase one of a potential two-part expansion is nearing completion at a Cold Spring poultry processing facility. By September, the firm plans to finish its $35 million building project at the Cold Spring plant. Phase two expansion is still in the planning stage, where chickens are cut into designated pieces such as thighs, breasts, wings and drumsticks then de-boned or sent whole to be packaged and shipped.


Botlek Tank Terminal to expand capacity
hellenicshippingnews.com 19 Apr, 2016

Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) will be significantly expanding its capacity in the port of Rotterdam from 200,000 to 467,000 cubic metres. Following construction, which starts in May of this year with final acceptance scheduled for mid-2017 the local subsidiary of storage and handling firm HES will have gained fourteen storage tanks and three new quays for inland vessels.


Schaeffler to expand Hungary roller bearing factorys
just-auto.com 19 Apr, 2016
Schaeffler Group is increasing its roller bearing capacity with a new manufacturing hall at its FAG Magyarorszag Ipari plant in Debrecen, Hungary. The laying of the foundation stone is planned for this year and the first products will be made in the second half of 2017. Schaeffler is spending around EUR80m on extending the plant. The Hungarian government is also supporting the project.


Honda Aero Inc. Announces Expansion Plans
twcnews.com 19 Apr, 2016
Honda Aero Inc. broke ground in Burlington to expand its jet engine manufacturing plant adjacent to the Burlington-Alamance County Regional Airport on 19th April, 2016. The company revealed a rendering for a new 50,000 square foot, $21 million facility. The new plant will manufacture and assemble components that assist with air flow in jet engines. The project will be completed by early 2017.


Construction begins on $780M South Huntingdon power plant
triblive.com 19 Apr, 2016
Construction has begun on a $780 million natural gas-fueled power plant in South Huntingdon. Two natural gas- and one steam-powered turbine will be built at the plant, expected to generate up to 925 MW of electricity. The project is expected to get completed in 2018.


Rolls-Royce wins $1.2 billion order from Garuda Indonesia
rolls-royce.com 19 Apr, 2016
Rolls-Royce has won an order worth $1.2 billion for Trent 7000 engines and TotalCare service support from Garuda Indonesia. The engines will power 14 Airbus A330neo aircraft. The Trent 7000, the exclusive power plant for the A330neo, is the seventh member of the Trent family which has become the engine of choice in the wide body market over the last 20 years. The Trent 7000 is scheduled to enter service in 2017.


EPS/Roadbridge JV awarded contract to provide wastewater treatment plant at Belmullet, Co. Mayo
irishbuildingmagazine.ie 19 Apr, 2016
A joint venture between EPS and Roadbridge in partnership with Irish Water has been recently awarded the contract for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet, Co. Mayo valued in excess of €6m. The Design-Build works will involve the design, construction, testing and commissioning of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP), a marine outfall, new sewers on the collection network, two pumping stations and associated rising mains. Construction of the WWTP will commence this summer and has a construction period of 18 months.


Heijmans to build new sewage treatment plant in Utrecht
benzinga.com 19 Apr, 2016
Heijmans and GMB, under contract to De Stichtse Rijnlanden Water Authority, will build a new sewage treatment plant in Utrecht. The DBM-contract (design, build, maintenance) is valued at over €120 million. Heijmans and GMB will start working on the preliminary preparations this year and will commence construction of the new plant in 2017. Project completion is scheduled for the beginning of 2019, after which the 10-year maintenance period will commence.


Marriot to Build New Brand Hotel in Tbilisi
georgiatoday.ge 19 Apr, 2016
Marriott International has broke ground on the inaugural site of its new Eastern Europe-based MOXY Hotel brand, located on Saarbrucken Square in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. More than USD 25 million will be invested into the construction of the new hotel. The multifunctional complex will include the international standard 130-room MOXY Tbilisi Hotel and mixed-use facilities that are due to open by the end of 2017.


Abengoa signs contract to build new port terminal in Montevideo
twst.com 19 Apr, 2016
Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has recently signed the contract for the construction of the new port terminal located in Capurro, Montevideo, Uruguay. This project aims to develop an exclusive area for the transfer and re-embarkation of fishing products to major international markets and subsequently decongest the central docks of the port to the increased activity. The preparation phase will last nine months and the execution will last 30 months.


Wacker opens 20,000MT Tennessee poly plant
pv-tech.org 19 Apr, 2016
Wacker Chemie has officially opened its 20,000MT polysilicon plant in Tennessee with production now ramping up toward capacity. The company expects to be at full capacity in the third quarter of 2016.


Tea exporters from South India plans to double exports to Malaysia, Indonesia

ibef.org 19 Apr, 2016
Tea exporters from South India are exploring opportunities to double their exports to Malaysia and Indonesia by joining hands with the tea industry in those countries. The exporters’ organisation has signed an MoU with trade representatives in Malaysia to double exports and to create a brand which will cater both domestic and export markets. With Indonesian industry, Indian exporters are exploring to see whether they can create new blended products for that market.


Bechtel wins $3.5B contract for Aluminium Bahrain expansion
albawaba.com 18 Apr, 2016
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based leading international aluminium smelter, has named International Bechtel as the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contractor for its landmark Line Six expansion project. Under the terms of the contract, Bechtel will be responsible for the design and construction of the sixth potline as well as support industrial services. The project is expected to cost $3.5 billion.


Oyandze $30m solar plant generates 20MW of power
ghanabusinessnews.com 18 Apr, 2016
BXC, a solar power generating Chinese owned company has completed work on a $30 million, 20 MW solar plant at Oyandze near Winneba in the Central Region. The facility has 40,480 pieces of polycrystalline silicon panels, 20 invertor rooms attached to transformers and one out-going feeder to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) main sub-station near the Winneba round about, amongst other facilities.


Huawei Zambia plans to invest over USD 1 mln in 2016
telecompaper.com 18 Apr, 2016
Huawei Zambia plans to invest over USD 1 million in Zambia in 2016, focused on communications infrastructure and education, concentrating on rural areas. Huawei Zambia is in partnership with local authorities as well as mobile phone operators MTN Zambia, Airtel Zambia and Zamtel regarding the construction and operation of communication towers. The company has signed a USD 65 million contract in 2016 for the second phase of the project to design, supply, deliver, install and commission towers within under-served areas of the Southern African country.


OxyChem To Invest $145M In Louisiana Expansion
businessfacilities.com 18 Apr, 2016
Occidental Chemical Corp., also known as OxyChem, will invest $145 million in an expansion of the company’s manufacturing plant in Geismar, LA. The project includes equipment for producing a new raw material to be used in making next-generation, climate-friendly refrigerants. Construction work for the expansion will begin in May 2016 with completion anticipated in late 2017.


China To Pour US$6 Billion Into Pipeline
breakbulk.com 18 Apr, 2016
Chinese financial institutions are expected to invest US$6 billion in the construction of a proposed gas pipeline connecting northern Mozambique to South Africa. The pipeline will cover a distance of 2,600 kilometers and will transport gas from the Rovuma offshore field.


Woodgrain Millwork expands Smyth County facility
heraldcourier.com 18 Apr, 2016
Woodgrain Millwork will expand its door and window component manufacturing facility in Smyth County. The firm will invest $1.86 million in site improvements and equipment needed to build an 18,000 square-foot addition and its primary products will be exterior door frames, brick mouldings, and doorjambs.


New local meat facility planned for 2017
democratandchronicle.com 18 Apr, 2016

Headwater Food Hub and McCann’s Local Meats are teaming up to establish a new United States Department of Agriculture-inspected butchering facility, which they expect to open at Headwater’s headquarters in Ontario, Wayne County, early next year.


Magnolia LNG construction approved by FERC
lngindustry.com 18 Apr, 2016
Magnolia LNG, LLC has received authorisation from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to site, construct and operate facilities that will liquefy and export domestically produced natural gas. The facilities will be located at the Magnolia LNG terminal in Lake Charles District, Louisiana, US. In addition to this, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) approved the air permit for Magnolia LNG.


RenFuel and Nordic Paper to build test facility for lignin-based biofuels in Sweden

biofuels-news.com 18 Apr, 2016
RenFuel and Nordic Paper has signed an agreement to build a production test facility in Sweden to test manufacture an advanced biofuel based on lignin. The plant has been awarded a SEK71 million grant by the Swedish Energy Agency. The production test facility will be built inside the Nordic Paper pulp factory in Bäckhammar, and will be ready for production by the beginning of 2017.


WIND Siemens bags wind power order from Eurus Energy
greentechlead.com 18 Apr, 2016
Siemens has bagged its third wind power order from Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, a wind power developer in Japan. Eurus Energy Holdings is building the 41.6 MW Eurus Higashi Yurihara wind power plant in Yurihonjo city, located in the north of the mainland Honshu. As per the wind turbine deal, Siemens will provide 13 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.2-101 rated at 3.2 MW each. Eurus Energy Holdings is aiming to start the commercial operation of the wind farm in spring 2018.


NTE Energy to develop $2bn gas-fired combined cycle power plants in US

fossilfuel.energy-business-review.com 18 Apr, 2016

NTE Energy is planning to develop three natural gas-fired combined cycle facilities in the US with an investment of $2bn. The firm will invest more than $900m to build the 1000 MW Pickaway Energy Center planned in Ohio. About $500m each will be invested in the 500 MW Reidsville Energy Center in North Carolina and 500 MW Killingly Energy Center in Connecticut. NTE Energy expects to commence construction of the three facilities between 2017 and 2018 and planned to be fully commission between 2020 and 2021.


Joint Algerian-Emirati Steel Plant Planned for 2018
me-confidential.com 18 Apr, 2016
A joint Algerian-Emirati steel plant worth $300 million will start operating by 2018 in the Algerian city of Relizane. The plant is a joint project between Algerian private Group Bellazoug specialized in construction, import of construction materials and tourism and Emirati Bidewi Group also specialized in production and sale of construction materials. Bellazoug is the main shareholder with 51 per cent while Bidewi holds the remaining 49 per cent. The plant will, in a first phase expected to start in 18 months, produce steel profiles and bars for reinforcing bars with a capacity of 600,000 tons per year and it is estimated at $110 million.


Atlanta United to build $60 million training complex
sports.yahoo.com 18 Apr, 2016
Atlanta United FC will build a $60 million, privately funded training complex about 15 miles north of downtown in Marietta. Construction of the training complex, which includes a 30,000-square foot building, six fields and a youth academy, starts next April.


Cogent to build new warehouse in Malaysia under Phase 2 of development
theedgemarkets.com 18 Apr, 2016
Cogent Holdings will commence construction of a new warehouse on a plot of land measuring 9.6 acres in the Port Klang Free Zone, Malaysia. The construction is part of phase two following the completion of phase one of its warehouse and container depot facilities there. The contract for the construction of phase two has been awarded to Shui Xing Ventures on 14th April, 2016 by SH Cogent Logistics, the logistics company’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary. It will cost Cogent $8.9 million, which will be funded by bank loans and internal funds. Construction is expected to complete in April next year.


New Walmart to be built in Yazoo City
wdam.com 18 Apr, 2016
Walmart plans to build a new Supercenter on Grand Avenue in Yazoo City. The new, 122,000 sq. ft. Walmart Supercenter will offer a convenient shopping experience for the local community. The store is expected to open in Spring 2017.


Partnership to build binational hospital in Tijuana
seasidecourier.com 18 Apr, 2016
Scripps Health, a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, will provide consultative services to SIMNSA, the leading Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) program in Northern Mexico, for the hospital’s planning, construction and operation. SIMNSA will design, build and manage the hospital to achieve the standards of the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI). The hospital will be built in phases. The first phase, which builders anticipate to be completed by early 2017, will consist of an emergency room with four operating rooms, an intensive care unit and 30 inpatient rooms. Upon completion of the project, the hospital will have 200 beds, making it the largest hospital in the state of Baja California.


Gammon Construction awarded HK$1.6bn contract to construct Lee Garden Three Project
constructionglobal.com 18 Apr, 2016
Balfour Beatty’s joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded a HK$1.6bn contract by Hysan Development Company to construct the Lee Garden Three Project in Hong Kong. This includes the construction of 20 floors of offices above a five-level shopping podium, and a five-level basement including 200 parking spaces. The project is due for completion in winter 2017.


Consortium signs MoU for Africa-1 cable construction
capacitymedia.com 18 Apr, 2016
Africa-1 consortium has signed an MoU to construct the Africa-1 submarine cable system. The consortium-funded system is designed to connect Africa with the Middle East and South Central Asia and Europe. The group consists of MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt (TE) and Telekom South Africa. Africa-1 cable system will have at least three fibre pair core extending over 12,000km along Africa’s East Coast towards Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan, with up to an additional 5,000km for branches. The construction and maintenance agreement is expected to be signed by June 2016, with a target ready for service timeframe by the third quarter of 2017.


Iran to boost refining capacity to 3.1mbpd
tradearabia.com 18 Apr, 2016
Iran plans to add 1.8 million barrels per day (mbpd) to its refining capacity which will reach 3.1 mbpd when several ongoing refinery projects begin operations. Some of these projects are underway in Persian Gulf Star Refinery, Siraf Refinery and Anahita Refinery. Meanwhile, the Islamic Republic has signed deal to sell 700,000 bpd of oil to Europe. The European companies will begin investing in Iranian oil, gas and petrochemical industry with the support of their governments.


Essar Oil to open 400 petrol pumps in UK in 3 years
economictimes.indiatimes.com 17 Apr, 2016

Essar Oil plans to grow its network of petrol pumps in the United Kingdom to 400 in three years to capture about 10 per cent of the market share. The company’s fuel retail venture in UK will be mainly a dealer-owned-dealer-operate (DODO) model. But the company could have a small number of company-owned-dealer-operated (CODO) outlets.


Major flour mill, storage facility planned in Sohar Port
tradearabia.com 17 Apr, 2016
Plans for the implementation of a major flour mill and grain storage facility at Sohar Port and Free Zone, part of the Omani government’s national food security strategy, will be announced shortly. Sohar Flour Mills, a subsidiary of Oman Flour Mills, aims to set up a 500-metric-tonnes per day capacity mill at Sohar Port, alongside a major complex of grain silos the construction of which will be funded by the Public Authority for Strategic Food Reserves (PASFR).


New £2.5m mushroom facility in Augher and major new housing development get go-ahead
tyronetimes.co.uk 17 Apr, 2016
A new mushroom production facility in Augher and the construction of over 130 new homes in the Dungannon area has been given the go-ahead by Mid Ulster District Council’s Planning Committee. The new mushroom production facility represents a £2.5M investment in the County Tyrone village and the 130 new homes has been approved for sites on the Old Eglish Road and the Killyneill Road providing a very welcome boost to the local construction industry.


Al Gharbia Pipe breaks ground for new plant in Kizad
gdnonline.com 17 Apr, 2016
Al Gharbia Pipe Company, a unit of Senaat, has started work on its large-diameter pipe manufacturing plant in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad). The plant will be built on a 200,000 sq m plot of land in Kizad and is expected to formally launch operations in 2018. Once fully operational, production capacity is set to reach 240,000 tonnes annually, of which around 40 per cent will be exported to neighbouring markets in the GCC and greater Middle East, as well as North and East Africa through Khalifa Port and the excellent road network that the UAE’s infrastructure provides.


Wray & Nephew pumps US$7 million into dunder plant
jamaicaobserver.com 17 Apr, 2016
Spirit manufacturer J Wray & Nephew has invested US $7 million into a dunder treatment plant at its Appleton Sugar Estate in St Elizabeth to reduce its operational impact on the environment. This treatment plant is a nanofiltration system where solids are removed from the dunder, the waste from the distillation process.


Ministry of Electricity to sign 11 agreements with France during Hollande’s visit

dailynewsegypt.com 17 Apr, 2016
The Ministry of Electricity will sign 11 MoU and cooperation agreements with France. A letter of intent will also be signed during the visit for the development of the electricity sector and to improve the efficiency of transmission and distribution networks. Another letter of intent will be signed for the establishment of new renewable energy projects with total production capacity of 1,000 MW. Furthermore, the French Development Agency (AFD) will authorise an agreement worth €50m with the Ministry to Finance for the construction of a wind farm in the Gabal Elzeit area. The agency will also sign two other agreements to finance the Delta Electricity Control Center, worth €50m, and to construct a solar power plant with a capacity of 100 MW


Falabella and Soriana to Spend $600 Million in Mexico Deal
bloomberg.com 16 Apr, 2016
SACI Falabella has agreed to open home-improvement stores in Mexico in a joint venture with Organizacion Soriana SAB. The two companies will invest $600 million to open 20 Sodimac stores over five years. Falabella will offer its CMR credit card through the venture with Soriana. Both expects to sign definitive contracts within three months.


Mack Trucks to invest in Lower Macungie plant
readingeagle.com 16 Apr, 2016
Mack Trucks plans to invest about $70 million in its Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, truck assembly operations over three years in order to further improve manufacturing quality and efficiency and modernize the facility. Plant enhancements will include a 75,000 square-foot expansion to improve material handling and flow; new manufacturing IT systems; equipment and tooling; and a new building for conducting quality audits on completed vehicles.


Oman plans to develop 800MW power project in Muscat
timesofoman.com 16 Apr, 2016
Oman plans to develop a major gas-fired independent power project with a generation capacity of 800 MW in Muscat region. The company has already started ground work for the project, which will be developed by an independent power producer. The prequalification will be started before the end of this year and the plan is to start operation by 2021.


ITDC, Pertamina to Build Solar Power Plant in Lombok’s Mandalika Resort
jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com 16 Apr, 2016

Pengembangan Pariwisata Indonesia, the operator of Nusa Dua complex in southern Bali, has agreed with state energy company Pertamina to start construction of a 50 MW solar power plant in West Nusa Tenggara. The operator, commonly known as Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), devised the plant to power Mandalika Resort, a 1,175 hectare tourism complex that the company is developing in Lombok Island. The company will develop the solar power plant in stage and targets it to reach full capacity by 2019. ITDC and Pertamina has yet to secure power purchase agreement with state utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN).


Private sector to invest OMR297 million in Duqm
timesofoman.com 16 Apr, 2016
Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (Sezad) awarded usufruct agreements to several local and international companies in the first quarter of 2016, to develop the zone and contribute to achieving economic diversification in the Sultanate. The private sector companies are going to pump about OMR297.5 million worth of investments. The new projects include a tourism façade that will comprise hotels, commercial centres, residential areas, recreational centre, water park and other tourism facilities. Duqm Marine Company will implement a marina over 741,000 square metres at an estimated cost of OMR283 million. Sezad also signed a land usufruct agreement with Al Taman Holding Company to build an international school called ‘Al Soud International School’ at a cost of OMR6.5 million including OMR4 million as construction cost and OMR2.5 million as working capital investment. The school, which will provide international education programme for Omani and non-Omani students, is expected to start operation in September 2018.


Trucking company opens new Indiana facility
agrinews-pubs.com 16 Apr, 2016
Knight Transportation, a truckload transportation and logistics service company, has opened its new Regional Operations Service Center in Plainfield. The company has invested $4.62 million into the 25-acre former Indy Park Ride and Fly campus at 3875 Plainfield Road. Upgrades at the facility include doubling the size of the office on its campus, building a 20,000 square-foot truck maintenance shop, constructing a truck wash and fueling station, and upgrading all exterior and building lighting to energy-efficient LED lights.


WSU creamery adding whey processing facility
capitalpress.com 16 Apr, 2016
Washington State University’s creamery is adding a $4 million whey processing facility. The creamery processes 15,000 pounds of milk per day, resulting in 1,500 pounds of cheese. The remaining liquid, called whey, is a waste product. The facility will be completed in October or November.


Adonel Concrete opens 2nd plant in West Palm
therealdeal.com 16 Apr, 2016
Adonel Concrete opened its second concrete block plant in West Palm Beach, doubling its production capacity there to 60,000 blocks a day. Adonel opened its first block plant in West Palm Beach six months ago. The two plants have a total of 50 employees.


Deal signed for $46m copper tube mill project
projects.zawya.com 16 Apr, 2016
A 3.5 hectare site in Sohar Freezone is set to host 15,000 tonnes of copper tube (ACR) capacity plant. Construction will commence later this year and the plant is due for start-up by mid-2018, with full production scheduled by October 2018. Once operational, the new plant is expected to generate 30,000 tonnes of copper throughputs at Sohar Port and another 35,000 square metres of landside logistics volume.


Qatar Rail unveils metro, tram designs
tradearabia.com 16 Apr, 2016
Qatar Rail has unveiled Doha Metro and Lusail Tram designs that is expected to open in 2020. For the Doha Metro, the company also reported an 89 per cent completion rate of tunnelling works (99 km out of 111 km of tunnels) during the first week of April. By 2030, all the three networks Doha Metro, Lusail Tram and the long-distance rail, which will link Qatar with the GCC Rail network are expected to get completed.


Terra Sola plans $3.5bn solar projects in Egypt
tradearabia.com 16 Apr, 2016
Terra Sola, a Bahrain-based investor and developer of solar power projects in the region, is in talks with the Egyptian government to build solar plants generating 2 GW of power and costing $3.5 billion. The funding for the projects are expected to be raised through Germany. The plants may be built in regions including Aswan and Luxor on the Nile and Salloum and Masrah Matruh on the Mediterranean coast. Terra Nex is managing a fund comprising German investors to finance the planned projects, while Hareon will supply solar modules and RWE will help operate the plants.


Kazakhstan to complete modernization of large hydro power plant by late 2017

en.trend.az 15 Apr,2016
Kazakhstan will complete the modernization of Shardara hydro power plant by late 2017. The project for the modernization of the plant is being implemented by the Samruk-Energy company which is a part of the Samruk-Kazyna group of companies and plays a key role in supplying electricity to southern Kazakhstan.


Hospital opens latest phase of health pavilion expansion project
ephratareview.com 15 Apr, 2016
WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital has opened the latest phase of its ongoing health pavilion expansion project featuring four new operating rooms, an endoscopy room and a post-anesthesia care unit. Once completed, the $47 million project will increase the size of the Ephrata Health Pavilion by more than 40 percent from nearly 69,000 square feet to more than 98,000 square feet. It will feature a centralized surgical suite with larger operating rooms to accommodate high-tech capabilities. The next phase, to be completed this fall, will open six new operating rooms and a pre-operative space.


Hollywood Presbyterian to kick off $200 million expansion
healthcarefinancenews.com 15 Apr, 2016

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles is about to kick off its $200 million expansion and modernization of the facility. The initial project will be anchored by a new emergency department that will include an expansion from 20 beds to 26, and the department’s physical space will more than double, to 26,000 square feet from its current 11,000. Phase 1 of the master plan will also include a new 650-spot parking structure for patients, employees and visitors, as well as internal and external beautification of the hospital campus. In addition, the hospital will rebuild and relocate its kitchen and dietary department, which serves patients, visitors and employees. Cha anticipates breaking ground on the new parking structure in November and completing the project by November 2017. When that’s done, work will begin on the new emergency department, with an anticipated completion date of fall 2019.


Dalata signs deal for new 206-room Belfast hotel
rte.ie 15 Apr, 2016
Dalata Hotel has signed a development contract with McAleer & Rushe for a 206 room Maldron Hotel on Brunswick Street in Belfast. Planning permission for a new 14-storey hotel, designed by Belfast architect Consarc, has been granted in November last year. The hotel will be built on the site of the former Belfast Metropolitan College, which McAleer & Rushe acquired in August 2014 and represents a £21m investment. Demolition of the site has already begun and construction is due to commence in June. The hotel is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018.


Springhill Suites Hotel To Open In Fort Worth, Texas
hospitalitynet.org 15 Apr, 2016
The 96-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Fort Worth, Texas is scheduled to open on 19th April, 2016. The SpringHill Suites Fort Worth Fossil Creek will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Fossil Creek Hospitality Group, LLC and managed by Sinclair Holdings, LLC of Fort Worth, Texas.


Thiess wins extended coal contract in Indonesia
miningweekly.com 15 Apr, 2016
Project house Cimic’s global mining contractor Thiess has been awarded a A$180 million contract extension to continue operations at the Melak coal mine, in Indonesia. The contract extension by PT Sinar Abadi and PT Firman Ketaun Perkasa will allow Thiess to continue mining development and operations at the site through to December 2019.


NewLink Genetics Wins $2.8 Mln Contract to Develop Multivalent Filovirus Vaccine

sonoranweeklyreview.com 15 Apr, 2016

NewLink Genetics, a biopharmaceutical company, has won a contract valued at $2.8 million from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to support the development of vaccines against filovirus species including Marburg and Ebola Sudan viruses. The contract includes potential options totaling $6.3 million. Majority of the work under the contract will be performed under an agreement with Merck Sharp & Dohme (MRK).


SP Jain School to set up neuro-marketing centre at Singapore Campus
economictimes.indiatimes.com 15 Apr, 2016

SP Jain School of Global Management is setting up an advanced neuro-marketing centre at its Singapore campus in the next two months. With this, the school aims to bring market research by introducing scientific study of the correlation of commercials and the emotions evoked by them.


China deal wins UNSW $100 million in research investment
afr.com 15 Apr, 2016
The University of NSW has done a deal in China which is expected to inject $100 million into research progams and help build a new innovation precinct in Sydney by 2025. Under the agreement between UNSW and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the ministry will set up one of its Torch innovation precincts in Sydney. In the first stage of the partnership, eight Chinese companies will invest $30 million in research and development at UNSW in areas including advanced materials, biotechnology, energy and environmental engineering.


Ngai Tahu opens new seafood processing plant in Bluff
stuff.co.nz 15 Apr, 2016
Ngai Tahu’s new seafood processing plant in Bluff will enable the company to export live blue cod to Asia. The plant has been officially opened on 15th April, 2016. The new plant, which processes crayfish, Bluff oysters, blue cod and paua, will allow the company to lift its performance in certain products.


IKEA starts building first store in Serbia
ET 15 Apr, 2016
Ikea has commenced the construction of its 70 million euros, 323,000 square feet, first store in Serbia on 14th April, 2016. The store is scheduled to be opened in the summer of 2017.


MidAmerican Energy to invest $3.6bn in wind energy capabilities in Iowa, US
power-technology.com 15 Apr, 2016
MidAmerican Energy is planning to invest $3.6bn to add up to 2,000 MW of wind energy capacity in Iowa, US. The firm is seeking approval from the Iowa Utilities Board for the proposed wind farm, known as Wind XI. The location to build the windfarm has yet to be finalised. Upon project completion, the company will generate 85% of its power from wind energy.


SASA plans to invest USD 70mn for new fiber production plant
yarnsandfibers.com 15 Apr, 2016
SASA, producer of polyester staple fibers, filament yarns, polyester-based and specialty polymers and intermediates (DMT), plans to make investment of USD 70 million for the new fiber production plant. The investment is made due to the company’s need to increase its present production capacity and market share; and the investment is planned to be applied in about late 2017.


Hanmi to invest $200 million to expand production into China
thepharmaletter.com 15 Apr, 2016
Hanmi Pharmaceuticals has purchased 200,000 square meters of land in the Yantai Economic and Technological Development Zone in China for about $10 million to construct the group’s new production base facilities for the Chinese and global markets. The firm plans to invest $200 million until 2026 in the area to build facilities for the production of chemical and biologic drugs and health supplements, as well as a research and development center for new drug development.


BP, its Partners Invest Almost $60B in Azerbaijan
oilandgaseurasia.com 15 Apr, 2016
The British BP company together with its partners on development of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli and Shah Deniz oil and gas fields invested in Azerbaijan over $58 billion over the period of more than 20-year activity in the country. BP is the operator developing the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli block of offshore oil and gas fields and Shah Deniz gas and condensate field, within the 2nd stage development of which gas is planned to be supplied to Europe. The company is also a member of such pipeline projects as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas pipeline.


Areva Med opens US lead-212 production facility
world-nuclear-news.org 15 Apr, 2016
Areva Med, the subsidiary of French engineering company Areva for the development of cancer treatments, has inaugurated its DDPU (Domestic Distribution and Purification Unit), the Plano facility that will become Areva Med’s headquarters in the USA. It will also host the laboratories and offices of its subsidiary, Macrocyclics, which designs and manufactures chelating agents and chemicals for nuclear medicine.


UAE likely be building naval facility in Eritrea
janes.com 15 Apr, 2016
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is constructing a new port next to Assab International Airport in Eritrea. A square of coastline measuring about 250×250 m has already been excavated and dredged, while a pier and/or breakwater is being constructed and already extends over 700 m from the original coastline.


RMF adds second facility in Greenville County
upstatebusinessjournal.com 15 Apr, 2016

Roy Metal Finishing (RMF) is expanding its current operations by building a second facility in Greenville County by investing $16 million. Construction is expected to be complete by June 2016 and will provide an additional 85,000 square-feet. RMF focuses on automated processes and chemical controls, introducing environmentally friendly corrosion protection for aluminum and steel stampings, extrusions, castings and forgings.


Shire to Expand Biotechnology Manufacturing Capacity in Ireland
pharmpro.com 15 Apr, 2016
Shire plc plans to expand its global biotechnology manufacturing capacity over the next four years by investing $400 million in Ireland to meet the rapidly growing demand for its highly innovative products and robust pipeline. Construction will begin in mid-2016 with the site expected to be operational by mid-2019.


Fisher & Paykel expand molding in Mexico, warehouse in US
plasticsnews.com 15 Apr, 2016
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp. has increased manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and expanded Kentucky warehousing. The firm is a major supplier of respiratory humidification products and also makes continuous-positive-airway-pressure therapy systems and masks for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.


BAM to build German hospital
globalconstructionreview.com 15 Apr, 2016

BAM’s German arm, BAM Deutschland, has been awarded a construction contract worth $170m for a hospital in Frankfurt. BAM is part of a joint venture with German firm Max Bögl Stiftung. The six floor hospital will have a total gross floor area of 79,000 square metres. It will contain 664 beds and will care for 33,500 patients each year. The new health facility has 10 operating rooms and a so-called hybrid operating room, which will house CT and MRI scanners. The Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst has been designed by Wörner Traxler Richter Architekten in Frankfurt. The project is due to be completed in early 2019.


New 206 room hotel planned for central Belfast
independent.ie 15 Apr, 2016
Hotels operator Dalata has agreed terms to build a 206 room hotel in central Belfast. The company has signed a development contract with McAleer & Rushe to build a Maldron Hotel on Brunswick Street. Planning permission for a new 14 storey hotel, designed by Belfast architect Consarc, has been granted in November 2015. Demolition of the site has already begun and construction is due to commence in June. If everything goes according to plan, the hotel is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018.


Marriott TownePlace Suites to be built on U.S. 98 at I-4 in Lakeland
theledger.com 15 Apr, 2016
A new 112-room Marriott TownePlace Suites is scheduled to open in December on U.S. 98 North at the Interstate 4 junction. The Marriott TownePlace is an extended stay hotel catering to business people and tourists.


Lagos to construct additional pedestrian bridge at Ojota
punchng.com 15 Apr, 2016
The Lagos State Government has announced that an additional foot bridge will be constructed at Ojota bus stop on Ikorodu road, to complement the existing one in order to contain the recent upsurge in usage by Pedestrians. The project is expected to be delivered within three months.


New airport terminal for Kumasi
ghanaweb.com 15 Apr, 2016
The Ghana Airports Company is to construct a new terminal building at the Kumasi Airport to ease the current congestion at the facility. The Kumasi airport has since December 2014 began night operations following the rehabilitation of the runway and the installation of runway lights. The second phase of the project includes the construction of the new terminal building. GACL is expected to fund the new terminal using part of a US$150million loan it secured from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and South African bank ABSA.


Tcv Begins Construction On New Liquid Polybutadiene Plant In France
chemengonline.com 15 Apr, 2016
Total Cray Valley has started construction on its new C4 chemical manufacturing plant, to produce liquid polybutadiene in Carling, France. With the ability to produce several thousand tons of product per year, the plant expands TCV’s global market leading position in polybutadiene production, both in volume and range of functionality. The plant is scheduled to go live in October 2016.


Alibaba to invest US$1.25b in China food delivery firm
themalaymailonline.com 14 Apr, 2016
Alibaba will invest US$900 million and Ant Financial will add another US$350 million in the Chinese online-to-offline food delivery firm Ele.me. Shanghai-based Ele.me claims to be China’s biggest online food delivery platform, with more than 100 million yuan in daily transactions and a user base of more than 50 million people.


SP Jain School to set up neuro-marketing centre at Singapore Campus
economictimes.indiatimes.com 15 Apr, 2016

SP Jain School of Global Management is setting up an advanced neuro-marketing centre at its Singapore campus in the next two months. With this, the school aims to bring market research by introducing scientific study of the correlation of commercials and the emotions evoked by them.


China deal wins UNSW $100 million in research investment
afr.com 15 Apr, 2016
The University of NSW has done a deal in China which is expected to inject $100 million into research progams and help build a new innovation precinct in Sydney by 2025. Under the agreement between UNSW and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the ministry will set up one of its Torch innovation precincts in Sydney. In the first stage of the partnership, eight Chinese companies will invest $30 million in research and development at UNSW in areas including advanced materials, biotechnology, energy and environmental engineering.


Ngai Tahu opens new seafood processing plant in Bluff
stuff.co.nz 15 Apr, 2016
Ngai Tahu’s new seafood processing plant in Bluff will enable the company to export live blue cod to Asia. The plant has been officially opened on 15th April, 2016. The new plant, which processes crayfish, Bluff oysters, blue cod and paua, will allow the company to lift its performance in certain products.


IKEA starts building first store in Serbia
ET 15 Apr, 2016
Ikea has commenced the construction of its 70 million euros, 323,000 square feet, first store in Serbia on 14th April, 2016. The store is scheduled to be opened in the summer of 2017.


MidAmerican Energy to invest $3.6bn in wind energy capabilities in Iowa, US
power-technology.com 15 Apr, 2016
MidAmerican Energy is planning to invest $3.6bn to add up to 2,000 MW of wind energy capacity in Iowa, US. The firm is seeking approval from the Iowa Utilities Board for the proposed wind farm, known as Wind XI. The location to build the windfarm has yet to be finalised. Upon project completion, the company will generate 85% of its power from wind energy.


SASA plans to invest USD 70mn for new fiber production plant
yarnsandfibers.com 15 Apr, 2016
SASA, producer of polyester staple fibers, filament yarns, polyester-based and specialty polymers and intermediates (DMT), plans to make investment of USD 70 million for the new fiber production plant. The investment is made due to the company’s need to increase its present production capacity and market share; and the investment is planned to be applied in about late 2017.


Hanmi to invest $200 million to expand production into China
thepharmaletter.com 15 Apr, 2016
Hanmi Pharmaceuticals has purchased 200,000 square meters of land in the Yantai Economic and Technological Development Zone in China for about $10 million to construct the group’s new production base facilities for the Chinese and global markets. The firm plans to invest $200 million until 2026 in the area to build facilities for the production of chemical and biologic drugs and health supplements, as well as a research and development center for new drug development.


BP, its Partners Invest Almost $60B in Azerbaijan
oilandgaseurasia.com 15 Apr, 2016
The British BP company together with its partners on development of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli and Shah Deniz oil and gas fields invested in Azerbaijan over $58 billion over the period of more than 20-year activity in the country. BP is the operator developing the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli block of offshore oil and gas fields and Shah Deniz gas and condensate field, within the 2nd stage development of which gas is planned to be supplied to Europe. The company is also a member of such pipeline projects as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas pipeline.


Areva Med opens US lead-212 production facility
world-nuclear-news.org 15 Apr, 2016
Areva Med, the subsidiary of French engineering company Areva for the development of cancer treatments, has inaugurated its DDPU (Domestic Distribution and Purification Unit), the Plano facility that will become Areva Med’s headquarters in the USA. It will also host the laboratories and offices of its subsidiary, Macrocyclics, which designs and manufactures chelating agents and chemicals for nuclear medicine.


UAE likely be building naval facility in Eritrea
janes.com 15 Apr, 2016
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is constructing a new port next to Assab International Airport in Eritrea. A square of coastline measuring about 250×250 m has already been excavated and dredged, while a pier and/or breakwater is being constructed and already extends over 700 m from the original coastline.


RMF adds second facility in Greenville County
upstatebusinessjournal.com 15 Apr, 2016

Roy Metal Finishing (RMF) is expanding its current operations by building a second facility in Greenville County by investing $16 million. Construction is expected to be complete by June 2016 and will provide an additional 85,000 square-feet. RMF focuses on automated processes and chemical controls, introducing environmentally friendly corrosion protection for aluminum and steel stampings, extrusions, castings and forgings.


Shire to Expand Biotechnology Manufacturing Capacity in Ireland
pharmpro.com 15 Apr, 2016
Shire plc plans to expand its global biotechnology manufacturing capacity over the next four years by investing $400 million in Ireland to meet the rapidly growing demand for its highly innovative products and robust pipeline. Construction will begin in mid-2016 with the site expected to be operational by mid-2019.


Fisher & Paykel expand molding in Mexico, warehouse in US
plasticsnews.com 15 Apr, 2016
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp. has increased manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and expanded Kentucky warehousing. The firm is a major supplier of respiratory humidification products and also makes continuous-positive-airway-pressure therapy systems and masks for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.


BAM to build German hospital
globalconstructionreview.com 15 Apr, 2016

BAM’s German arm, BAM Deutschland, has been awarded a construction contract worth $170m for a hospital in Frankfurt. BAM is part of a joint venture with German firm Max Bögl Stiftung. The six floor hospital will have a total gross floor area of 79,000 square metres. It will contain 664 beds and will care for 33,500 patients each year. The new health facility has 10 operating rooms and a so-called hybrid operating room, which will house CT and MRI scanners. The Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst has been designed by Wörner Traxler Richter Architekten in Frankfurt. The project is due to be completed in early 2019.


New 206 room hotel planned for central Belfast
independent.ie 15 Apr, 2016
Hotels operator Dalata has agreed terms to build a 206 room hotel in central Belfast. The company has signed a development contract with McAleer & Rushe to build a Maldron Hotel on Brunswick Street. Planning permission for a new 14 storey hotel, designed by Belfast architect Consarc, has been granted in November 2015. Demolition of the site has already begun and construction is due to commence in June. If everything goes according to plan, the hotel is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018.


Marriott TownePlace Suites to be built on U.S. 98 at I-4 in Lakeland
theledger.com 15 Apr, 2016
A new 112-room Marriott TownePlace Suites is scheduled to open in December on U.S. 98 North at the Interstate 4 junction. The Marriott TownePlace is an extended stay hotel catering to business people and tourists.


Lagos to construct additional pedestrian bridge at Ojota
punchng.com 15 Apr, 2016
The Lagos State Government has announced that an additional foot bridge will be constructed at Ojota bus stop on Ikorodu road, to complement the existing one in order to contain the recent upsurge in usage by Pedestrians. The project is expected to be delivered within three months.


New airport terminal for Kumasi
ghanaweb.com 15 Apr, 2016
The Ghana Airports Company is to construct a new terminal building at the Kumasi Airport to ease the current congestion at the facility. The Kumasi airport has since December 2014 began night operations following the rehabilitation of the runway and the installation of runway lights. The second phase of the project includes the construction of the new terminal building. GACL is expected to fund the new terminal using part of a US$150million loan it secured from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and South African bank ABSA.


Tcv Begins Construction On New Liquid Polybutadiene Plant In France
chemengonline.com 15 Apr, 2016
Total Cray Valley has started construction on its new C4 chemical manufacturing plant, to produce liquid polybutadiene in Carling, France. With the ability to produce several thousand tons of product per year, the plant expands TCV’s global market leading position in polybutadiene production, both in volume and range of functionality. The plant is scheduled to go live in October 2016.


Alibaba to invest US$1.25b in China food delivery firm
themalaymailonline.com 14 Apr, 2016
Alibaba will invest US$900 million and Ant Financial will add another US$350 million in the Chinese online-to-offline food delivery firm Ele.me. Shanghai-based Ele.me claims to be China’s biggest online food delivery platform, with more than 100 million yuan in daily transactions and a user base of more than 50 million people.


Motorola Solutions to set up Israel innovation center
israelnationalnews.com 14 Apr, 2016
Motorola Solutions will be establishing an innovation center in Israel that will deal with cyber, analytics, mobile and the Internet of Things. The new development will entail the recruitment of additional workers from Israel’s talent pool and express the deepening of the company’s commitment to the start-up nation.


Mercedes-Benz to invest €170 million in Germany press shop
autocarpro.in 14 Apr, 2016
Mercedes-Benz will investment of €170 million at its Kuppenheim press shop in Germany. The new press line supplies the nearby Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt and Kecskemét and Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive with body stampings made of various different steel and aluminium types.


Tyson Foods to Invest $136 Mln for Additional Poultry Processing Plant in Arkansas

sonoranweeklyreview.com 14 Apr, 2016

Tyson Foods has proposed to build a new $136 million processing facility near its existing poultry plant in Green Forest, Arkansas. The company operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats.


Biffa Polymers To Invest £6.5 Million To Double Its Output
rebnews.com 14 Apr, 2016
A new recycling line is to be added to the Biffa Polymers plant in Teesside that will enable it to double its output of rHDPE. The facility currently makes pellet from HDPE bottles and trays and this investment in the new recycling line will also lead to new jobs.


BMW dealer invests $54m in new facilities in Dubai
arabianbusiness.com 14 Apr, 2016
AGMC, the importer of BMW Group cars in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, will further expand its business operations in Dubai with the opening of a new $54.4 million BMW and MINI facility in Dubai Motor City. The new 100,000 square foot development, which is due to launch in 2017, will feature a Mobile Customizer, an iPad App enabling live car configuration and demonstration during consultations


Dondlinger to build Goodwill’s Newton facility
bizjournals.com 14 Apr, 2016
Construction on the 19th retail store for Goodwill Industries of Kansas is expected to get under way later this month. Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co. has been selected as the general contractor for the store, which is expected to open this fall.


Aegion Awarded $6.8 Million Contract from West Palm Beach, Florida

trenchlessonline.com 14 Apr, 2016
The City of West Palm Beach, Florida awarded Aegion Corp. a $6.8 million contract for its Insituform Technologies LLC subsidiary to rehabilitate 6,000 ft of 48-in. diameter force main sewer pipelines. Insituform is expected to begin the project in May with completion by 1st September, 2016.


U.S $90 Million Cement Plant Nearing Completion
allafrica.com 14 Apr, 2016
Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) is constructing a new 700, 000 tonnes of cement per annum, cement plant in Harare, Zimbabwe. PPC Zimbabwe is currently operating at about 70 percent capacity at its existing operations, producing around one million tonnes of cement annually. It exports its products to Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique and its export business contributes about 20 percent to the company’s total turnover, although the figures fluctuate.


NSW initiates tender process to build new metro tunnels under Sydney Harbour and CBD
railway-technology.com 14 Apr, 2016
Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Government has initiated the tender process to build the new twin metro railway tunnels under Sydney Harbour, and through the CBD for Stage 2 of Sydney Metro. The first of five Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) will be in the ground before the end of next year to deliver new twin railway tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham, in line with the opening of Sydney Metro City & Southwest by 2024. In January, tunnelling work on Sydney Metro Northwest has been completed, with services scheduled to start in the first half of 2019 with a new metro train every four minutes during peak times.


Juwi wins deal to build 18.6 MW of solar systems in Turkey
renewables.seenews.com 14 Apr, 2016

Juwi AG will build 18 solar parks in Turkey, with a combined capacity of 18.6 MW in direct current (DC), for Turkey’s Koyuncu Group with an investment about USD 23.5 million. Half of the 18 unlicensed plants will be located in the city of Konya and the other half in Nevsehir, both in the Central Anatolia region. Construction is due to start in the summer, with commissioning of all installations targeted by the end of 2016.


JUMEME to implement solar mini-grid project in Tanzania
africanreview.com 14 Apr, 2016
Jumeme Rural Power Supply’s (JUMEME) solar mini-grid project will provide electricity to than 100,000 people and 2,340 small businesses in Tanzania’s rural centres. It has an extensive pipeline of projects and the initial phase, scheduled to run until 2017, includes approximately 28 mini-grids with a strong focus on supplying to sectors such as the telecom industry, mines and small businesses. The pilot project will be developed in Bwisya Village, Mwanza Region, where initially 250 customers will be connected to a hybrid power station consisting of a 60KW solar PV system, a 33kVA diesel generator, and a 240kWh battery bank.


State Grid Wins Bids on Power Transmission Lines in Brazil
english.cri.cn 14 Apr, 2016
State Grid has won bids to set up a pair of new transmission lines in Brazil. The deals are worth over 110-million US dollars. State Grid is among the over 10 global companies who have won the rights to build 14 separate transmission lines which stretch over 34-hundred kilometers in certain parts of Brazil.


RackCentre to invest N30bn in data centre
newtelegrapholine.com 14 Apr, 2016
RackCentre, Nigeria’s premier Tier-3 designed and certified data centre, is investing fresh N30bn to scale up its data centre infrastructure towards meeting the growing demand of addressable market in the country and beyond.


Arla Foods to open new cheese plant with Dairy Farmers of America
thenews.coop 14 Apr, 2016
Two dairy co-operatives in the USA, Arla and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) are planning to open a new cheese plant in the western part of New York state. The raw milk for the plant will come from eight farms situated locally to the plant. DFA members are expected to supply 70,000 tons of raw milk annually. The Danish co-op will invest 20% of the required capital for the joint venture (USD $11.6m), which is worth USD $53m. Arla will also own 20% of the business, with DFA owning 70% and the remaining 10% belonging to the eight farmers who supply the milk. production is expected to commence in the autumn of 2017.


Mitsubishi opens 2nd Europe-based plant in Turkey
dailysabah.com 14 Apr, 2016
Mitsubishi Electric announced a $63 million investment to launch a new plant in Turkey to meet increasing air conditioner demand in the Turkish and European markets. The plant, which is expected to be fully operational in January 2018, will have the capacity to produce 500,000 air-conditioning units annually.


GRE Mena to develop Oman wind power project
gdnonline.com 14 Apr, 2016
Gulf Renewable Energy (Gre Mena) has joined hands with Oman government-owned Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) to develop a wind-based power project on Masirah Island off the Sultanate’s eastern seaboard. The proposed 1.7 MW capacity project is expected to be Sultanate’s first commercial wind-powered plant with an implementation timeframe that is set to precede the 50 MW wind farm project planned at Thamrait in Dhofar Governorate. The latter scheme, originally planned for launch by 2017, is being jointly implemented by Raeco, a subsidiary of The Electricity Holding Company (Nama Group) and Masdar (an investment vehicle of the Abu Dhabi government) at a cost of $125 million. The technical and financial submissions of the developer are currently under review. Tenders will soon be floated for a pair of hybrid photovoltaic and diesel-based power plants at two locations within Raeco’s sprawling jurisdiction.


Emaar eyes partnership in Turkish theme park project
tradearabia.com 13 Apr, 2016
Emaar Properties is in discussion with Turkish hotel group Rixos for a strategic partnership in its upcoming $408 million, 250,000 sq-m theme park project in Antalya, Turkey. The Eko Temali Theme Park will boast of several key features including a dolphinarium, water slides, a sea trek aquarium, an aquarium restaurant, wave pools and lazy rivers. The first phase of the project is expected to open in May.


Ford to start work on modernisation of its research and engineering hub in Dearborn

domain-b.com 13 Apr, 2016
Ford Motor Co will start construction this month, to modernise its research and engineering hub in Dearborn. The company also plans to showcase green modes of transportation, including autonomous shuttles, electric bikes at the Research and Engineering Center Campus.


JinkoSolar bags 3 solar PV projects in Mexico
greentechlead.com 13 Apr, 2016
JinkoSolar Holding has won 3 solar PV projects totaling 188 MW in Mexico to develop and build the solar power plants. Two of the projects located in Yucatán and Jalisco are expected to reach commercial operation by mid-2018. Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will purchase all electricity generated under a power purchase agreement for 15 years, as well as the related clean energy certificates for 20 years.


Monsanto To Invest $975M In Louisiana Expansion
businessfacilities.com 13 Apr, 2016
Monsanto will expand its Luling, Louisiana manufacturing site with a $975 million capital investment over the next three years. The investment in its St. Charles Parish operations will enable Monsanto to support the launch of its Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. Upon completion of the project, the Luling site is expected to supply 25 percent to 35 percent of eventual market demand for dicamba-based products. Dicamba is the active weed-control ingredient in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System.


Logitech to acquire Jaybird for $50M as it looks to expand active lifestyle wireless offerings
9to5mac.com 13 Apr, 2016
Logitech International has agreed to acquire Jaybird LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah, for approximately $50 million in cash, with an additional earn-out of up to $45 million based on achievement of growth targets over the next two years. Jaybird is a leader in wireless audio wearables for sports and active lifestyles, a category the company created in 2006.


Ayala Land set to expand hotel, mall operations
business.inquirer.net 13 Apr, 2016
Ayala Land Inc. plans to build 6,000 hotel rooms and breach the 3-million square meter mark in shopping mall footprint nationwide to support an aggressive medium-term program called Vision 2020. The plan seeks to grow annual business by about 20 percent a year from 2015 to 2020, culminating in an annual net profit exceeding P40 billion by the year 2020. Half of the profit will come from development assets such as residential property development and the balance from the leasing portfolio, including the shopping mall and office property operations. Apart from building more hotel rooms and shopping malls to support the 2020 vision, the plan is to build 1.8 million sqm of BPO office space by year 2020.


First Solar eyes expansion with plans for new 2GW factory
businessgreen.com 13 Apr, 2016
First Solar has revealed early stage plans to build a new one million square foot, $800m factory to manufacture a new range of large thin film solar panels. The new facility will be operational by 2020 and it will be used to construct the company’s Series 6 panel. The location is yet to be finalized.


Hitachi Zosen Wins Order for Waste-to-Energy Plant in Thailand
bloomberg.com 13 Apr, 2016
Hitachi Zosen Corp. won an order for a waste-to-energy plant from KPN Green Energy Solution Co. in Thailand’s Nong Khai province. The 6 MW plant will be operated by Nongkhainayu Co., Hitachi Zosen. KPN is in charge of engineering, procurement and construction work for the station and ordered Hitachi Zosen to provide incinerators and waste-gas processing equipment. Nongkhainayu has a contract with a local government office to operate a waste-processing business for 25 years.


Russian Railways to invest in infrastructure, logistics and transport projects in Brazil

think-railways.com 12 Apr, 2016
Russian Railways expressed interested in investing in the construction of Açailândia-Barcarena stretch of the North-South Railway. The company wants to participate in the rail and port operations. The railway will connect the North-South Railway, from Açailândia/MA, to the Port Complex of Vila do Conde, in the municipality of Barcarena/PA, and will provide a new high-capacity corridor, on broad gauge, comprehending especially grains, iron ore and bauxite cargo


PGN to Construct 1,680 Km of Gas Pipeline
en.katadata.co.id 12 Apr, 2016
Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) will continue to develop gas pipeline networks for various customer segments. The company’s target is to construct up to 1,680 kilometres of gas pipeline by 2019.


Construction underway for major steel fabrication plant
idahopress.com 12 Apr, 2016
Gayle Manufacturing, a commercial steel fabrication company plans to eventually produce the majority of the steel that it fabricates for multi-story buildings out of the new Caldwell facility on a 50-acre lot. The approximately 160,000-square-foot facility will serve as the company’s corporate and fabrication headquarters. Capital expenditures are expected to be $25 million.


Loblaw to invest $1 billion to build new stores, renovate others in 2016
globalnews.ca 12 Apr, 2016
Loblaw is planning to build dozens of new stores and renovate more than 100 others this year. Overall, it will erect about 50 new stores and renovate 150 existing ones, including projects that started in January. The stores will include both grocery stores of various banners as well as Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Loblaw will invest $1 billion in the expansion, while Choice Properties REIT, a real estate investment trust, will contribute $300 million.


Nalco eyes JV route for 5-lakh tonne aluminium plant in Iran
economictimes.indiatimes.com 12 Apr, 2016

Nalco is considering setting up a 5-lakh tonne per annum aluminium plant in Iran through a joint venture (JV). It takes around USD 1,500-1,700 to produce one tonne of aluminium, with alumina and power accounting for 40 per cent each of the cost and raw materials and others contributing the remaining 20 per cent.


Fiberglass manufacturer to add nearly 200 jobs in Marshall County
southbendtribune.com 12 Apr, 2016
Indiana Composites, manufacturer of fiberglass components for the marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, plans to establish operations in Marshall County. The company makes dashes, panels and wiring harnesses for boat manufacturers such as Bennington, Brunswick, High Water Marine, Rinker and Smoker Craft. The firm will invest $3.95 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 75,000-square-foot facility. Construction is scheduled to start this month, and the firm expects to begin manufacturing this spring and be fully operational by early 2017.


UC plans $2M expansion of DAAP shop space
bizjournals.com 12 Apr, 2016
The University of Cincinnati is planning to expand its woodshop facilities in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. UC is proposing improvements that will reconfigure and expand the 3000 level shop areas of the Edwin S. Wolfson Center for Environmental Design. The expansion and reconfiguration of the space will be a $2.1 million project. The areas that will receive upgrades total about 13,000 square feet. The university sent out a request for qualifications for architects and engineers on 6th April, 2016. Responses to the RFQ are due by 29th April, 2016. The anticipated schedule for the project shows professional service will start in July 2016, with construction beginning in March 2017, substantial completion of all work in August 2017 and professional services completed December 2017.


China Ready To Invest In Ghana’s Ceramic Tile Industry
newsghana.com.gh 12 Apr, 2016
Sentuo Steel of China plans to open an 80 million U.S-Dollar ceramic tiles factory in the country by December 2017. In addition to the ceramic factory, Sentuo, a subsidiary of Fujian Overseas China Industrial Group Corporation (FOCIGC), will also invest about 60 million dollars in a cement factory in the country.


Xcel, Vestas to build Colorado’s biggest wind farm
bizjournals.com 12 Apr, 2016
Xcel Energy is teaming up with Vestas Wind Systems to build Colorado’s 600 MW project in eastern Colorado. The project will be submitted to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval in May as part of Xcel’s goal to add up to 1,000 MW of renewable energy in Colorado. The new wind farm could be up and running in December 2018.


Africa’s Richest Man Begins Construction Of New $1 Billion Cement Plant In Nigeria

forbes.com 12 Apr, 2016
Dangote Cement has began the construction of a new $1 billion cement factory in Okpella, Edo state. The new 6 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) cement plant will be completed within 26 months.


Japan’s Kyowa Exeo completes 1.25-MW PV plant in Yamaguchi
renewable.seenews.com 12 Apr, 2016
Kyowa Exeo Corp has completed a 1.25 MW solar plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. The solar farm uses 4,704 monocrystalline silicon solar panels and PV inverters made by Japanese firms Kyocera Corp and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC).


LG, K-Water ink MoU for floating solar parks
renewables.seenews.com 12 Apr, 2016

LG Electronics Inc has joined hands with Korea Water Resources Corp (K-Water) to jointly develop and construct floating photovoltaic (PV) arrays at home. The alliance envisages installing solar panels on K-Water’s dams across the country. K-water also intends to deploy energy storage systems at its water treatment facilities and power plants.


Best Western Signs Agreement in Thailand for Four New Hotels
hotelnewsresource.com 12 Apr, 2016
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has signed a multi-hotel agreement with real estate developer A.D. Houses Co, that will lead to the opening of four Best Western Plus hotels in top resort destinations across Thailand. The new hotels are: The Best Western Plus AD Wongamart Pattaya (500 keys), Best Western Plus AD The Grand Jomtien Beach Pattaya (1,400 keys), Best Western Plus AD Bang Saray Lake and Resort (1,200 keys) and Best Western Plus AD Hua Hin Lake and Resort (1,050 keys).


Yotel to open new airport hotel in Charles de Gaulle
traveldailymedia.com 12 Apr, 2016
Yotel has confirmed the Paris location for its next hotel opening. Due to open on 1st July, it will be the first ever in-terminal hotel at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The hotel will feature a unique self-vending wall with ambient and chilled sections, guests can purchase a variety of ready meals, such as noodles, protein hot pots and pasta dishes, etc.


Florida Power & Light christens natural gas-fueled plant
nbc-2.com 12 Apr, 2016
Florida Power & Light has commissioned a natural gas-fueled power plant at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center has began operations 1st April, 2016.


A-B pipeline construction contracts before year-end
tradearabia.com 12 Apr, 2016
Construction contracts for the Bahraini stretch of the 115-km new multi-million-dollar A-B pipeline between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will be awarded before the end of the year. The new A-B pipeline’s operation capacity has been increased from 230,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 350,000 bpd, with 400,000 bpd design capacity. The expected mechanical completion is Q2-2018.


Pembina and Kuwait Petroleum plans integrated polypropylene facility in Canada
business-standard.com 12 Apr, 2016
Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation are planning to set up an integrated polypropylene facility in Alberta, Canada. For this, Pembina and Petrochemical Industries Company KSC (PIC), a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, are conducting a joint feasibility study for the evaluation of a combined propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene upgrading facility in Alberta. This study is expected to take approximately six months, followed by Pembina and PIC approval to proceed to Front End Engineering Design. The final investment decision is expected to be made by the middle of 2017. Subject to regulatory, environmental and Pembina’s Board of Directors’ approval, the project is expected to be in service by 2020. The project could consume approximately 35,000 barrels per day (bpd) of propane and produce up to 800,000 metric tonnes per year of polypropylene.


Monsanto To Invest $975M In Louisiana Expansion
businessfacilities.com 13 Apr, 2016
Monsanto will expand its Luling, Louisiana manufacturing site with a $975 million capital investment over the next three years. The investment in its St. Charles Parish operations will enable Monsanto to support the launch of its Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. Upon completion of the project, the Luling site is expected to supply 25 percent to 35 percent of eventual market demand for dicamba-based products. Dicamba is the active weed-control ingredient in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System.


Logitech to acquire Jaybird for $50M as it looks to expand active lifestyle wireless offerings
9to5mac.com 13 Apr, 2016
Logitech International has agreed to acquire Jaybird LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah, for approximately $50 million in cash, with an additional earn-out of up to $45 million based on achievement of growth targets over the next two years. Jaybird is a leader in wireless audio wearables for sports and active lifestyles, a category the company created in 2006.


Ayala Land set to expand hotel, mall operations
business.inquirer.net 13 Apr, 2016
Ayala Land Inc. plans to build 6,000 hotel rooms and breach the 3-million square meter mark in shopping mall footprint nationwide to support an aggressive medium-term program called Vision 2020. The plan seeks to grow annual business by about 20 percent a year from 2015 to 2020, culminating in an annual net profit exceeding P40 billion by the year 2020. Half of the profit will come from development assets such as residential property development and the balance from the leasing portfolio, including the shopping mall and office property operations. Apart from building more hotel rooms and shopping malls to support the 2020 vision, the plan is to build 1.8 million sqm of BPO office space by year 2020.


First Solar eyes expansion with plans for new 2GW factory
businessgreen.com 13 Apr, 2016
First Solar has revealed early stage plans to build a new one million square foot, $800m factory to manufacture a new range of large thin film solar panels. The new facility will be operational by 2020 and it will be used to construct the company’s Series 6 panel. The location is yet to be finalized.


Hitachi Zosen Wins Order for Waste-to-Energy Plant in Thailand
bloomberg.com 13 Apr, 2016
Hitachi Zosen Corp. won an order for a waste-to-energy plant from KPN Green Energy Solution Co. in Thailand’s Nong Khai province. The 6 MW plant will be operated by Nongkhainayu Co., Hitachi Zosen. KPN is in charge of engineering, procurement and construction work for the station and ordered Hitachi Zosen to provide incinerators and waste-gas processing equipment. Nongkhainayu has a contract with a local government office to operate a waste-processing business for 25 years.


Russian Railways to invest in infrastructure, logistics and transport projects in Brazil

think-railways.com 12 Apr, 2016
Russian Railways expressed interested in investing in the construction of Açailândia-Barcarena stretch of the North-South Railway. The company wants to participate in the rail and port operations. The railway will connect the North-South Railway, from Açailândia/MA, to the Port Complex of Vila do Conde, in the municipality of Barcarena/PA, and will provide a new high-capacity corridor, on broad gauge, comprehending especially grains, iron ore and bauxite cargo


PGN to Construct 1,680 Km of Gas Pipeline
en.katadata.co.id 12 Apr, 2016
Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) will continue to develop gas pipeline networks for various customer segments. The company’s target is to construct up to 1,680 kilometres of gas pipeline by 2019.


Construction underway for major steel fabrication plant
idahopress.com 12 Apr, 2016
Gayle Manufacturing, a commercial steel fabrication company plans to eventually produce the majority of the steel that it fabricates for multi-story buildings out of the new Caldwell facility on a 50-acre lot. The approximately 160,000-square-foot facility will serve as the company’s corporate and fabrication headquarters. Capital expenditures are expected to be $25 million.


Loblaw to invest $1 billion to build new stores, renovate others in 2016
globalnews.ca 12 Apr, 2016
Loblaw is planning to build dozens of new stores and renovate more than 100 others this year. Overall, it will erect about 50 new stores and renovate 150 existing ones, including projects that started in January. The stores will include both grocery stores of various banners as well as Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Loblaw will invest $1 billion in the expansion, while Choice Properties REIT, a real estate investment trust, will contribute $300 million.


Nalco eyes JV route for 5-lakh tonne aluminium plant in Iran
economictimes.indiatimes.com 12 Apr, 2016

Nalco is considering setting up a 5-lakh tonne per annum aluminium plant in Iran through a joint venture (JV). It takes around USD 1,500-1,700 to produce one tonne of aluminium, with alumina and power accounting for 40 per cent each of the cost and raw materials and others contributing the remaining 20 per cent.


Fiberglass manufacturer to add nearly 200 jobs in Marshall County
southbendtribune.com 12 Apr, 2016
Indiana Composites, manufacturer of fiberglass components for the marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, plans to establish operations in Marshall County. The company makes dashes, panels and wiring harnesses for boat manufacturers such as Bennington, Brunswick, High Water Marine, Rinker and Smoker Craft. The firm will invest $3.95 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 75,000-square-foot facility. Construction is scheduled to start this month, and the firm expects to begin manufacturing this spring and be fully operational by early 2017.


UC plans $2M expansion of DAAP shop space
bizjournals.com 12 Apr, 2016
The University of Cincinnati is planning to expand its woodshop facilities in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. UC is proposing improvements that will reconfigure and expand the 3000 level shop areas of the Edwin S. Wolfson Center for Environmental Design. The expansion and reconfiguration of the space will be a $2.1 million project. The areas that will receive upgrades total about 13,000 square feet. The university sent out a request for qualifications for architects and engineers on 6th April, 2016. Responses to the RFQ are due by 29th April, 2016. The anticipated schedule for the project shows professional service will start in July 2016, with construction beginning in March 2017, substantial completion of all work in August 2017 and professional services completed December 2017.


China Ready To Invest In Ghana’s Ceramic Tile Industry
newsghana.com.gh 12 Apr, 2016
Sentuo Steel of China plans to open an 80 million U.S-Dollar ceramic tiles factory in the country by December 2017. In addition to the ceramic factory, Sentuo, a subsidiary of Fujian Overseas China Industrial Group Corporation (FOCIGC), will also invest about 60 million dollars in a cement factory in the country.


Xcel, Vestas to build Colorado’s biggest wind farm
bizjournals.com 12 Apr, 2016
Xcel Energy is teaming up with Vestas Wind Systems to build Colorado’s 600 MW project in eastern Colorado. The project will be submitted to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval in May as part of Xcel’s goal to add up to 1,000 MW of renewable energy in Colorado. The new wind farm could be up and running in December 2018.


Africa’s Richest Man Begins Construction Of New $1 Billion Cement Plant In Nigeria

forbes.com 12 Apr, 2016
Dangote Cement has began the construction of a new $1 billion cement factory in Okpella, Edo state. The new 6 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) cement plant will be completed within 26 months.


Japan’s Kyowa Exeo completes 1.25-MW PV plant in Yamaguchi
renewable.seenews.com 12 Apr, 2016
Kyowa Exeo Corp has completed a 1.25 MW solar plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. The solar farm uses 4,704 monocrystalline silicon solar panels and PV inverters made by Japanese firms Kyocera Corp and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC).


LG, K-Water ink MoU for floating solar parks
renewables.seenews.com 12 Apr, 2016

LG Electronics Inc has joined hands with Korea Water Resources Corp (K-Water) to jointly develop and construct floating photovoltaic (PV) arrays at home. The alliance envisages installing solar panels on K-Water’s dams across the country. K-water also intends to deploy energy storage systems at its water treatment facilities and power plants.


Best Western Signs Agreement in Thailand for Four New Hotels
hotelnewsresource.com 12 Apr, 2016
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has signed a multi-hotel agreement with real estate developer A.D. Houses Co, that will lead to the opening of four Best Western Plus hotels in top resort destinations across Thailand. The new hotels are: The Best Western Plus AD Wongamart Pattaya (500 keys), Best Western Plus AD The Grand Jomtien Beach Pattaya (1,400 keys), Best Western Plus AD Bang Saray Lake and Resort (1,200 keys) and Best Western Plus AD Hua Hin Lake and Resort (1,050 keys).


Yotel to open new airport hotel in Charles de Gaulle
traveldailymedia.com 12 Apr, 2016
Yotel has confirmed the Paris location for its next hotel opening. Due to open on 1st July, it will be the first ever in-terminal hotel at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The hotel will feature a unique self-vending wall with ambient and chilled sections, guests can purchase a variety of ready meals, such as noodles, protein hot pots and pasta dishes, etc.


Florida Power & Light christens natural gas-fueled plant
nbc-2.com 12 Apr, 2016
Florida Power & Light has commissioned a natural gas-fueled power plant at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center has began operations 1st April, 2016.


A-B pipeline construction contracts before year-end
tradearabia.com 12 Apr, 2016
Construction contracts for the Bahraini stretch of the 115-km new multi-million-dollar A-B pipeline between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will be awarded before the end of the year. The new A-B pipeline’s operation capacity has been increased from 230,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 350,000 bpd, with 400,000 bpd design capacity. The expected mechanical completion is Q2-2018.


Pembina and Kuwait Petroleum plans integrated polypropylene facility in Canada
business-standard.com 12 Apr, 2016
Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation are planning to set up an integrated polypropylene facility in Alberta, Canada. For this, Pembina and Petrochemical Industries Company KSC (PIC), a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, are conducting a joint feasibility study for the evaluation of a combined propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene upgrading facility in Alberta. This study is expected to take approximately six months, followed by Pembina and PIC approval to proceed to Front End Engineering Design. The final investment decision is expected to be made by the middle of 2017. Subject to regulatory, environmental and Pembina’s Board of Directors’ approval, the project is expected to be in service by 2020. The project could consume approximately 35,000 barrels per day (bpd) of propane and produce up to 800,000 metric tonnes per year of polypropylene.


Superblock set to build waste-to-energy power plant in the Northeast

nationmultimedia.com 11 Apr, 2016
Superblock, a diversified electricity distributor, plans to start construction of a 10 MW waste-to-energy power plant this quarter. The company is in talks with three foreign firms for purchase of technology for generating power from waste. Two, Hitachi and Mitsubishi are based in Japan, and the third is US-based Covanta. Construction of the power plant shall kick off this quarter and will take about 12-14 months.


Construction of Dema power plant begins
newsday.co.zw 11 Apr, 2016
Construction of the multi-million-dollar Dema power plant has started with the project expected to be complete by year-end. The diesel-powered electricity-generating project, a public private partnership deal between government and energy company Sakunda Holdings is targeting to produce about 200 MW of power.


Rajesh Exports wins export order worth Rs 1,188 crore
retail.economictimes.indiatimes.com 11 Apr, 2016

Rajesh Exports has won a Rs. 1,188 crore export order from the United Arab Emirates. This order will be executed from its manufacturing facility in Bengaluru and is to be completed by 30th June, 2016.


African Development Bank plans to invest $12bn in Africa’s energy sector
cnbcafrica.com 11 Apr, 2016
African Development Bank will invest a further US$12 billion into Africa’s energy sector over the next five years. The bank is also looking to feed Africa (through agriculture), integrate the continent, industrialise it and improve the quality of life for its people.


Uzbekistan to invest $595.9m in food industry
freshplaza.com 11 Apr, 2016
Uzbekistan plans to invest $595.9 million in the development of the food industry in 2016-2020. The development program approved by the country’s leadership includes 180 investment projects on construction of new enterprises, reconstruction and modernization of existing enterprises. The program will be financed through own funds of enterprises, loans of Uzbek banks and foreign direct investments. Some 15 trade and logistics centers with a total capacity of 60,000 tons, specializing in processing, storage and transportation of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, are planned to be established abroad during five years as part of the export intensification.


McAlester brewery expands beer production to larger facility
heraldcourier.com 11 Apr, 2016
Krebs Brewing Company is planning to expand its beer production at a 52,000-square-foot facility that it recently acquired. The company plans to relocate the bulk of its current beer production at Pete’s Place Restaurant to Steven Taylor Industrial Park. The move will allow the brewery to make five to six times more beer than it currently does.


Yara International to double Rio Grande fertiliser plant capacity in Brazil
chemicals-technology.com 11 Apr, 2016

Yara International is planning to invest $275m to expand and modernise its Rio Grande fertiliser plant in Brazil. The project will double the site’s current 800,000 t annual fertiliser production and blending capacity. The expansion is set for completion in 2020. As part of the expansion, the scope of work will include new warehouses, new acidulation and granulation lines, fully automated blending and bagging equipment for small (50kg) and big (1t) bags, a boiler for steam production, a wastewater treatment plant and rest areas for truck drivers.


TransCanada to build $550-million natural gas pipeline in Mexico
theglobeandmail.com 11 Apr, 2016
TransCanada Corp. will spend about $550-million to build a 420-kilometre natural gas pipeline in Mexico. The new line will be in service in early 2018 and it will begin in Tula, in the central state of Hidalgo northof Mexico City, and travel northwest to Villa de Reyes in the state of San Luis Potosi, transporting natural gas to power-generation facilities there.


Calgary-based firm looks to build large-scale petrochemical processing plant in Alberta

globalnews.ca 11 Apr, 2016
Pembina Pipeline Corp. is looking to build a large-scale petrochemical processing plant in Alberta. The company is partnering with a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Corp. on a feasibility study. The proposed plant will take 35,000 barrels a day of propane from Western Canada and process it into 800,000 tonnes of plastic pellets. The pellets, in the form of polypropylene, will be sold to North American and international markets to be used in a range of products, including auto parts, medical supplies and home appliances. It will take about six months to complete the study to assess the potential of the plant, with a final investment decision likely by mid-2017. If approved, the plant could be completed by 2020.


Hanwha E&C Signs $400M Construction Deal in Saudi Arabia
businesskorea.co.kr 11 Apr, 2016
Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp (Hanwha E&C) has won about US$400 million deal to build a chemical plant in Saudi Arabia. The deal has been signed on 7th April, 2016 with Saudi Calcined Petroleum Co (SCPC). The chemical plant, which will be built in the Jubail 2 Industrial City at the Jubail Industrial Complex located in the southeast region of the Middle East country, is expected to produce annually about 670,000 tons of calcined petroleum cokes. The plant construction will be implemented based on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) method and be completed in the first half of 2018.


Doray Minerals begins plant commissioning at Deflector gold project in Australia

mining-technology.com 11 Apr, 2016
Doray Minerals has commenced the initial stage of new processing plant commissioning at its wholly-owned Deflector gold project located in southern Murchison. The purpose-built plant has a 480ktpa capacity. GR Engineering Services is serving as the company’s EPC contractor and has commenced commissioning of the crushing circuit that represents the first stage of the overall plant commissioning. Commissioning of the ball mill and flotation circuit is set to follow and all processing plant areas are slated for completion by the end of May 2016. Other developments to take place at Deflector are the commencement of underground mining and production, which are scheduled for June 2016. The high-grade / low-cost Deflector gold project has an initial mine life of six years.


Israeli Water Treatment Provider Opens New Plant in Mexico
thetower.org 11 Apr, 2016
Aqwise, provider of advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets, has officially dedicated its $3 million, new wastewater treatment facility in Durango, Northern Mexico.


Veolia awarded contract by Dolphin Energy for gas facilities in Qatar
worldoil.com 11 Apr, 2016
Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, has been awarded a contract by Qatar Engineering & Construction Company to engineer, procure and deliver a wastewater treatment plant for Dolphin Energy’s natural gas production and processing facilities in Ras Laffan, Qatar. Start-up is scheduled for September 2017.


Lotte Mart set to expand in Indonesia
thejakaratapost.com 11 Apr, 2016
Lotte Mart is planning to add five new outlets in Indonesia, including hypermarkets in Jakarta and Surabaya, as part of the South Korean company’s efforts to achieve double-digit growth this year. The company will cooperate with Indonesian conglomerate Salim Group to create an online retail site due for launch later this year.


Axalta inaugurates expanded resin production facility in Mexico
businesswire.com 11 Apr, 2016
Axalta Coating Systems, supplier of liquid and powder coatings, inaugurated production at its expanded resin manufacturing facility located at its Tlalnepantla campus outside Mexico City. The new facility integrates the highest standards in engineering and safety, relying on the latest technology to automate virtually every step of the production process and improve operational efficiencies, reduce waste and further reduce the environmental footprint from our operations


UAE poultry firm to invest Dh400m in capacity expansion
emirates247.com 10 Apr, 2016
Emirates Modern Poultry Co. is investing Dh400 million in the development of new farms and increasing its production capacity. Set to invest Dh120 million in the first phase, the company will be raising 80 per cent or Dh320 million of the total finance through banks in the UAE to fund the projects. The company also signed contracts with LAE-Anlagenbau GmbH for manufacturing production machinery, Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG for designing and building feed mills, and Prompt Contracting for contractual works. The farm will house parent stock comprised of six hen houses with 7,000 birds in each and it will also include a feed mill built to cater to the needs of local farmers’ livestock as well.


India to invest $20bn in Iran’s Chabahar port development
business-standard.com 10 Apr, 2016
India is ready to invest $20 billion in the development of Iran’s Chabahar port and has requested it to allocate adequate land in the Chabahar Special Economic Zone (SEZ). In May 2014, India and Iran signed an MoU to jointly develop the port once the international sanctions against Iran were lifted.


Real Salt Lake to build new $50 million training facilityv
washingtontimes.com 10 Apr, 2016
Real Salt Lake will have a new $50 million training facility and charter school in Herriman. The Real Salt Lake Training Center will be the most powerful community and youth training center in the United States. The charter school concept is taken from a business model used in Europe and the United Kingdom.


German Firm Juwi To Build 90 MW Of Solar Energy Projects In Colorado
cleantechnica.com 10 Apr, 2016
Juwi will build 3 new utility-scale 90 MW solar energy projects in Colorado, US state. Of the 3 projects, the biggest will be the 37.8 MW PSEG San Isabel Solar Energy Center project to be located in Las Animas County, in southern Colorado. The project has secured a 25-year PPA with Tri-State Generation and Transmission. Out of the 3 projects, 2 are already under construction, and the third will begin construction sometime later in 2016. The two that are now under construction are expected to be commissioned before the end of the year. The German firm will be taking care of EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) and O&M (operation and maintenance) for these two projects.


Triyards Holdings wins 44m contract for 2 LNG-powered ferries
straitstimes.com 10 Apr, 2016
Triyards Holdings’s unit Strategic Marine has secured a new contract with Rederij Doeksen (Royal Doeksen) for the construction of two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered aluminium catamarans. The new contracts are worth €44 million. Construction is set to begin later this year, with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2018.


Siemens to build gas plant in Northern Emirates
thenational.ae 10 Apr, 2016
Siemens will develop a 2.2 GW gas-fired power plant in the Northern Emirates. The company has signed an MoU with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) for the construction work.


Cheng Shin announces plans to invest in R&D
taipeitimes.com 09 Apr, 2016
Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co is to continue investing in marketing, and research and development (R&D) this year, while expecting volume recovery for the rest of the year. The company is building two more plants in India and Indonesia to meet demand and it operates 10 production plants in Taiwan, China, Vietnam and Thailand.


Qatari developer to open new mall in June
tradearabia.com 09 Apr, 2016
Al Bandary International Group (BIG) plans to open its ambitious retail project in Doha, Qatar. The B Square Mall aims to provide a major shopping, dining and entertainment experience on over 25,000 sq m of retail space.


Renault and partners to invest $1 bln in Morocco
finance.yahoo.com 09 Apr, 2016
Renault and component suppliers will invest $1.04 billion in Morocco to build an industry ecosystem. Renault’s ecosystem and its new plants will raise Renault’s local sourcing of components to 65 percent from 32 percent and are projected to generate 20 billion dirhams in revenues.


INVISTA to invest in capacity expansion at Polyols facility in the Netherlands

plastemart.com 09 Apr, 2016
A recent capital investment will expand capacity at INVISTA’s Terate and TERRIN polyols manufacturing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Terate aromatic polyester polyols allow formulation flexibility in achieving the range of physical and flammability properties required of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams. This comprehensive product line can be used in a variety of applications including flex-faced boardstock, metal-faced sandwich panels, spray foam and block foam.


Juno Therapeutics and WuXi set up new biotech in China
thepharmaletter.com 09 Apr, 2016
Juno Therapeutics has joined forces with China’s WuXi AppTec, an open-access R&D capability and technology platform company, to establish a new, equally-owned, company in China. To be called JW Biotechnology (Shanghai) Co, the new firm’s mission is to build China’s leading cell therapy company by leveraging Juno’s world-class chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) technologies together with WuXi AppTec’s R&D and manufacturing platform and local expertise to develop novel cell-based immunotherapies for patients with hematologic and solid-organ cancers.


Jiangsu Sunshine Group to invest $350mn to set up textile plant in Ethiopia
yarnsandfibers.com 09 Apr, 2016
Jiangsu Sunshine Group plans to make investment of $350 million to set up a textile plant in the industrial park of the city of Adama, Ethiopia. The plant will produce 10 million meters of worsted wool fabrics and 1.5 million finished parts.


Olam To Invest $150m In Animal Feed, Poultry, Hatchery Factories In Kaduna

leadership.ng 09 Apr, 2016
Olam International is investing US$150 million to set up two state-of-the-art animal feed mills, poultry breeding farms and a hatchery to produce day-old-chicks in Kaduna State. Of the $150 million in total investments, approximately $100 million has been committed to building and operating the facilities in Kaduna State while US$50.0 million is for a second investment in an integrated poultry and fish feed mill located in Kwara State.


EchoPark will expand to Texas and the Carolinas
autonews.com 09 Apr, 2016
Sonic Automotive will break ground on about two dozen new EchoPark used-vehicle stores in Texas, North Carolina (N.C) and South Carolina (S.C) beginning late this year or early in 2017. In Texas, it will build five to seven stores in Dallas, one in Waco, one or two in Austin and four to six in San Antonio, 12 to 15 stores in the Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Charleston, S.C.; and Columbia, S.C. All of the new EchoPark stores will open in 2017.


Da Nang to construct $9.8m tunnel
english.vietnamnet.vn 09 Apr, 2016
The central city of Da Nang will start construction of a road tunnel at the junction of Dien Bien Phu, Nguyen Tri Phuong and Le Do, with a total investment of VNĐ220 billion in the third quarter of this year. It will be the third tunnel project after a tunnel under the Hàn River and a road-tunnel at the West Hàn river bank traffic intersection.


BOI inks 16 pacts in two months
nation.lk 09 Apr, 2016
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) has signed 16 agreements for new projects during January to February 2016. Accordingly, the 16 agreements covering a wide range of sectors and representing a cumulative future investment of US$ 110 million will generate an estimated 1,250 new direct employment opportunities.


Planning starts for large oil and gas project in eastern Utah
ksl.com 09 Apr, 2016
The process has started to assess the largest new oil and gas exploration projects to hit eastern Utah, with thousands of wells drilled on federal and tribal lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of Utah has launched into the preliminary stages of determining the community appetite and environmental feasibility of the project that will take three years to evaluate and decide whether to move forward. The project proposed for Duchesne and Uintah counties is beginning the scoping phase, in which the BLM seeks public input and identification of economic, environmental and community impacts for a draft analsyis not expected to be released for another two years.


AEP to invest $66 million in infrastructure
cantonrep.com 08 Apr, 2016
American Electric Power is launching a $66 million investment in its infrastructure to upgrade electrical delivery service in Carroll, Tuscarawas and Harrison counties. The project includes a new substation in northwest Harrison County called the Yager Substation and upgrades for transmission lines.


New-build Novotel Hotel to touchdown at Christchurch Airport
hospitalitynet.org 08 Apr, 2016
AccorHotels will open a 200-room new-build Novotel hotel at Christchurch Airport following the signing of an agreement with Christchurch International Airport. The new hotel is being designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects. Novotel Christchurch Airport will feature a restaurant and bar, function and meeting room facilities. The airport will invest $80 million in land and improvements for the hotel development. Construction of the Novotel hotel will commence in May 2016 with the hotel due to open late 2017.


Sensata Opens Plant in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
novinite.com 08 Apr, 2016
Sensata Technologies, supplier of components for the car industry and innovator in sensor technology, electronic protection and control, opened its third plant in Bulgaria on 8th April, 2016. The plant, which is located in the Maritsa industrial zone of Plovdiv, has an area of 68 000 square metres and will produce pressure sensors. The investment amounts to around BGN 80 M and the plant is expected to provide employment to 1200 people in the next two years.


Project NEON breaks ground to expand Interstate 15, years of construction ahead

news3lv.com 08 Apr, 2016
Project NEON has broke ground on a $1 billion highway expansion project will transform a four-mile stretch of Interstate 15 between Sahara and the Spaghetti Bowl to alleviate traffic constraints. It is expected to take between three and four years to complete Project NEON. The first scheduled highway lane closures are expected for early 2017.


Howard Tenens setting up new warehouse in Greater Manchester
ukhaulier.co.uk 08 Apr, 2016
Howard Tenens has purchased a new site, which includes 175,000 sq ft of warehouse space, in Greater Manchester. The acquisition increases Howard Tenens’ total warehouse footprint to more than 3.5m sq ft across the UK.


UPC Sidrap, OPIC join hands to develop $120m wind farm in Indonesia
dealstreetasia.com 08 Apr, 2016
PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi, a subsidiary of US renewable energy company UPC Group, has signed a $120 million financing deal with Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), to finance the development of Indonesia’s largest wind farm in South Sulawesi. The funds will be used to finance the development, construction, commissioning and operation of the wind farm with a generating capacity of 70 MW in South Sulawesi.


Quebec to invest $4.7 billion in road network in the next three years
montrealgazette.com 08 Apr, 2016
Quebec has unveiled a $4.7 billion plan to fix the province’s ailing road network over the next three years. Under the plan, the government will make improvements to 3,200 kilometres of road, up by 1,230 kilometres from the previous plan.


Processing facility to be built in Idaho
capitalpress.com 08 Apr, 2016
Demeter Bio-Resources, which plans to turn feed barley and a specialized tuber crop into food ingredients, organic fertilizer and alcohol, will build a processing plant in Washington County in Southwestern Idaho. The firm has already purchased 30 acres in the Washington County Industrial Park south of Weiser and hopes to start building the facility this year.


Ply Gem Windows to invest $2 million to expand operation in Franklin County

augustafreepress.com 08 Apr, 2016
Ply Gem Windows will invest $1.98 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the Town of Rocky Mount in Franklin County. The company will increase capacity for its vinyl window lines. The firm produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors, vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, designer accents, cellular PVC trim and mouldings, vinyl fencing and railing, stone veneer and gutterware, used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Canada.


Shuakhevi Hydro Power Plant to open in 2017
agenda.ge 08 Apr, 2016
From summer 2017 the Shuakhevi Hydro Power Plant (HPP) will be fully operational. Around 75 percent of construction works has been already completed. The HPP is expected to produce 450 GW hours of power annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 200,000 tonnes per year. The last phase of construction is financed by Adjaristsqali Georgia, a joint venture between India’s Tata Power and Norway’s Clean Energy Invest (40 percent each), and the remaining 20 percent by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).


U.S. firm behind first large-scale ethanol plant in Brazil
feedstuffs.com 08 Apr, 2016
A U.S. firm has recently broke ground on the construction of the first large-scale ethanol plant in Brazil. The $115 million plant is an international collaboration between Iowa-based Summit Agricultural Group and Brazilian agribusiness Fiagril. The production facility is being built in Lucas do Rio Verde in Mato Grosso, a pre-eminent agricultural state in west central Brazil. The plant will be completed in mid-2017.


Anheuser-Busch doubles bottle production at Arnold plant
bizjournals.com 08 Apr, 2016
Anheuser-Busch has unveiled a new $160 million aluminum bottle line that has doubled production at its Metal Container Corp. facility in Arnold. The upgrade was the plant’s second aluminum bottle production line and part of a $1.5 billion investment the company said last year it will make in its U.S. operations by 2018.


Protogroup breaks ground for $130M hotel/condo project in Daytona
news-journalonline.com 08 Apr, 2016
Protogroup hopes to begin construction of the 1.1 million-square-foot hotel/condo complex at the east end of Oakridge Boulevard this fall. The planned project, which includes two towers more than 300 feet in height, will offer 501 hotel rooms and 122 condo units as well as a restaurant and meeting facilities. The hotel will be managed by Protogroup but the company is in talks with an established hotel group about using their reservation system.


Samsung, CC&L break ground on Windsor Solar project
canadianmanufacturing.com 08 Apr, 2016

Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) has broken ground on the 50 MW Windsor Solar project. Windsor Solar will use about 193,000 solar panels from Canadian Solar in London and solar inverters from SMA America. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016. Over the course of its 20-year PPA with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the project will support the local economy with more than $18 million in local investment, including significant funding for community initiatives, a contribution to a Community Vibrancy Fund, and taxes paid to the local municipality.


Kinder Morgan Affiliates Award EPC Contract for Elba Facility
finance.yahoo.com 08 Apr, 2016
Kinder Morgan Inc.’s subsidiaries, Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. and Southern LNG Company, L.L.C., has been awarded a contract to IHI E&C for the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start up of its natural gas liquefaction project at Elba Island, near Savannah, GA. The Elba Liquefaction Project, valued at about $2 billion, will comprise 10 Movable Modular Liquefaction System (MMLS) trains that employ the proprietary technology of Royal Dutch Shell plc RDS.A. Royal Dutch Shell will purchase the entire liquefaction capacity and ship-loading services developed by Elba Liquefaction Project. On completion, the project will have a capability to process and liquefy a total of about 2.5 million tons per annum of LNG.


Michelin plans to build a $510 mn plant in central Mexico
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 08 Apr, 2016

Michelin, a French tire maker plans to build a $510 million plant in central Mexico that will produce around 5 million tires a year and could be expanded to double production by around 2020. The plant will begin production in 2017, and will produce passenger and light truck tires, mostly for the North American market but also for Europe and Asia.


Shangri-La Announces New Hotel Jen In Kuala Lumpur
hoteldesigns.net 08 Apr, 2016
Shangri-La is developing the first Hotel Jen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2019. The property will cater to both business and leisure travellers, being in close proximity to the central business district and Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), as well as having easy access to some of South East Asia’s largest shopping malls, street markets and a wide range of restaurants and entertainment.


Major new shopping mall with a hotel planned for Auckland
nzherald.co.nz 08 Apr, 2016
A major new shopping centre with a hotel, apartments and vast carparking is planned for a prominent 1.4ha Newmarket, Auckland, site. The project will entail construction of a 40-room hotel, nearly a hectare of office floorspace, a 17,925sq m 160-unit apartment block and 720 carparks.


Kuwait to invest US $1bn to encourage tourism
hoteliermiddleeast.com 08 Apr, 2016
Kuwaiti investment into the travel and tourism sector is forecast to grow by 4.3% per annum through to 2025. A total investment figure of US $1 billion, is to be invested into Kuwait’s tourism sector.


World Bank aims for 30GW of renewable energy in new climate action plan

pv-tech.org 08 Apr, 2016
The World Bank Group unveiled an ambitious new plan to aid developing countries fulfil their COP21 pledges by adding 30 GW of renewable energy doubling its current contributions to global energy capacity. The group also plans to quadruple finances for climate-resilient transport and provide extra assistance for sustainable fisheries and forest management. Plans also include collaboration with countries to create an array of renewable energy projects, with a focus on rooftop solar and growing distributed solar in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Capstone Secures Order for Associated Gas Project in Oman
globenewswire.com 08 Apr, 2016
Capstone Turbine Corporation, manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received an order for a C200 microturbine to power an oil production station in Muscat, Oman. Pipe Line Supply Company, Capstone’s distributor for Oman and Qatar, secured the order which is expected to be commissioned in August 2016.


$45 million pipeline expansion project proposed by West Virginia distribution company

pabusinesscentral.com 08 Apr, 2016
A natural gas pipeline that will run from Pennsylvania to Martinsburg, West Virginia has been proposed by West Virginia’s largest natural gas distribution company, Mountaineer Gas Company. The company hopes to have Commission approval of the expansion project as an amendment to their previous infrastructure replacement and expansion program before 1st August, 2016.


Archer wins ConocoPhillips wireline contract
energyvoice.com 08 Apr, 2016
Archer has secured a five-year contract with ConocoPhillips to provide mechanical wireline services in Norway. The new contract will begin on 1st May, 2016 and will cover a period of five years until 30th April, 2021.


KEPCO Wins First Overseas Solar Power Plant Project
businesskorea.co.kr 07 Apr, 2016
Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) won a solar power plant project with a total capacity of 39 MW in Hokkaido, Japan. According to industry sources on 5th April, 2016, KEPCO SPC, whose 80 percent of shares are owned by KEPCO, will sign a formal contract with Japan’s Hokkaido Electric Power Co. later this month for solar power plant projects. Under the deal, KEPCO will be in charge of operation and maintenance of the plant in the next 20 years and LSIS Co., Korean supplier of Electric equipment, will be responsible for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services.


New Indian restaurant to open at Dukes Dubai
tradearabia.com 07 Apr, 2016
English hospitality brand Dukes is bringing the best of Indian fine dining to the stellar line-up of restaurants at its upcoming property on Palm Jumeriah in Dubai. Khyber at Dukes Dubai will be located on the 15th floor of the hotel and the venue will have capacity for up to 210 guests, including up to 60 diners on the terrace.


Dublin Airport to invest €320m in second runway
rte.ie 07 Apr, 2016
The Dublin Airport Authority plans to construct a second runway at Dublin Airport. The 3,110 metre runway will be built 1.6km north of the existing main runway and is expected to be delivered in 2020. Dublin Airport is to invest €320m on the project.


Dr. Batra’s to invest Rs 20 crore in international expansion this year
economictimes.indiatimes.com 07 Apr, 2016

Dr Batra’s will be investing as much as Rs 20 crore in its international expansion this year. At least 10 international clinics will be opened in 2016 and it will require an investment of Rs. 1-2 crore each if not opened through a franchise. The brand looks to enter 10 international markets through its clinic services and products and these markets include Bahrain, Switzerland, Canada, France, Malaysia and South Africa.


Ontario Magna plant to invest $23M in new product line
canadianmanufacturing.com 07 Apr, 2016

Formet Industries, a division of Magna International Inc., is launching a new lightweight product line. With $1 million in assistance from the provincial government’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, the manufacturer plans to direct $23 million toward a new parts development project. Following development, the company plans to ship the stronger, lighter-weight parts to an automaker with facilities in Ontario. The new investment will create 66 jobs at the plant and is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.


NRC Manufacturing to Build New 230,000 SF Facility Near Sacramento
rebusinessonline.com 07 Apr, 2016
NRC Manufacturing is expanding its presence in Elk Grove by building a 230,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. The facility will eventually employ up to 2,500 manufacturing and management personnel for the Fremont-based company. Phase I is slated for completion by the end of 2017.


FirstEnergy to spend $48 million to expand substation in Lawrence County
timesonline.com 07 Apr, 2016
FirstEnergy Corp. is spending $48 million to expand an electrical substation in Lawrence County. The project includes the installation of specialized voltage-regulating equipment that is designed to respond to real-time electrical conditions, which means the system will boost or reduce voltage as needed to maintain consistent levels on the regional grid. The work at the Wampum site, called the Hoytdale substation, is expected to be complete by early June.


Iberdrola to build 887MW combined cycle power plant in Mexico
power-technology.com 07 Apr, 2016
Iberdrola has been contracted by the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to build the $400m, 887 MW Noroeste combined cycle power plant in Sinaloa state, Mexico. Under the contract, Iberdrola will be responsible for the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the power plant, as well as being the owner of the facility. The Noroeste plant will be equipped with M501J model gas turbines from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS). The plant will begin operations and will be connected to the grid in January 2019.


Arab company builds solar power station in Uzbekistan
azernews.az 07 Apr, 2016
Enesol Group of the United Arab Emirates has completed construction of the largest mobile olar power plant in the former Soviet Union, in Uzbekistan. The plant has a capacity of 1.2 MW and will power a natural gas field and construction site (Kandym group) located near Bukhara city and owned by Lukoil, Russian Energy Company.


Bronzeoak PHL breaks ground for new plant
bworldonline.com 07 Apr, 2016
Bronzeoak Philippines has broken ground for a 25 MW biomass power plant in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental in partnership with German company ThomasLloyd Group. The plant, which is scheduled for operation in 2018, is the second biomass power plant put up by the company. The first one is under South Negros BioPower, Inc. in the eastern side of the island, which will start operating in 2017.


UAE plans to build two new hospitals in Iraq
tradearabia.com 07 Apr, 2016
The UAE government is set to start work on two hospital projects, including an eye treatment centre, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to serve the displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees. These projects are being implemented with the help of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) as part of its efforts to promote medical services in northern Iraq.


Trine to build $16M athletic complex, add hockey in 2017
wane.com 07 Apr, 2016
Trine University will add two new athletic buildings in a $16 million building project that will allow the university to add men’s and women’s hockey teams in 2017. The university’s new 50,600 square-foot, 1,000-seat ice arena will be located on the southwest portion of campus. The arena, with an estimated construction cost of $4.5 million, will include an NCAA-compliant ice rink, men’s and women’s lockers, concessions, a pro shop with wearables, sticks and skates for sale, a VIP lounge and two press boxes. It also will include an area for skate sharpening and rental. Ground is expected to be broken for the ice arena no later than 1st June, 2016.


Talga Resources begins wet commissioning of test facility in Germany
mining-technology.com 07 Apr, 2016
Talga Resources has commenced wet commissioning of its Phase 2 pilot scale test facility located in Germany. Phase 2 is an expansion of Talga’s Phase 1 equipment and will involve processing of shaped raw graphite ore from the company’s Swedish deposits in slabs up to 50kg in weight each. Wet commissioning of the Phase 2 cells is in progress and equipment is being constructed for the upcoming recovery and concentration stages, for delivery between April and June 2016.


Gastonia knitting company spending $7.2M on expansion, adding 50 jobs
bizjournals.com 07 Apr, 2016
Beverly Knits Inc. in Gastonia is adding 50 employees as it spends about $7.2 million to construct a manufacturing and warehouse building. The company will boost production capacity by 25% as it adds knitting machines to the new building. The 81,000-square-foot building will be connected to an existing Beverly Knits facility, one of four that the company operates in Gastonia. Pinnix General Contractors of Gastonia is building the new plant. Construction on the building shall be completed in July.


Geingob opens N$3 billion sulphuric plant in Tsumeb
newera.com.na 07 Apr, 2016
The Dundee Precious Metal’s sulphuric acid plant has been inaugurated in Tsumeb. The N$3.9 billion, state-of-the-art acid manufacturing plant is expected to produce 230, 000 to 280, 000 tonnes of sulphuric acid per year.


Dangote commences construction of 3m tons cement plant in Cote d’Ivoire

theeagleonline.com.ng 07 Apr, 2016

Dangote Cement Plc has commenced the construction of a new 3 million metric ton per annum capacity, made up of two lines of 1.5 million metric tonnes capacity each, cement grinding plant in Cote D’ivoire. The project is being undertaken by Ayoki Fabricon, a mechanical and civil engineering company based in Pune, India. Tyssen Krupp, a German steel firm is also a sub-contractor.


JinkoSolar supplies 23MW modules to solar project in Jordan
greentechlead.com 07 Apr, 2016
JinkoSolar Holding has supplied 23 MW of PID-free Eagle modules to a solar project in Jordan. Enerray, an Italian subsidiary of Maccaferri Industrial Group and Desert Technologies, a Saudi renewable energy engineering and construction contractor, acted as turn-key EPC and O&M contractors for this solar project.


Huawei wins railway communication contract in Kenya
telecompaper.com 07 Apr, 2016
Huawei has won a contract to build a train-to-ground communications system integrated with the signal systems for the Mombasa to Nairobi railway line. It will provide the GSM-R dispatching communications network as well as a backbone optical transmission network, clock and synchronisation system, and power and environment monitoring system. The entire project is due for completion in June 2017.


Riverhead sewer plant upgrade completion pushed back
riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com 07 Apr, 2016

Riverhead Town’s $24 million sewage treatment plant upgrade is expected to be completed by 31st August, 2016. Once the upgrade is completed, the sewage treatment plan will be state of the art. It will allow just 30 to 40 pounds of nitrogen per day to be discharged into the bay, as opposed to the current 170 pounds per day.


Enel Green Power starts production of 79MW PV power plant in Chile

pv-tech.org 07 Apr, 2016
Enel Green Power’s 79 MW Pampa Norte PV power plant in the Antofagasta region of Chile has started producing electricity. The power plant used approximately 258,000 multicrystalline modules and cost a total of around US$150 million.


Transfar to invest $15b in road network
chinadaily.com.cn 05 Apr, 2016
Transfar Group will invest $15.44 billion to set up a national road network by 2022 to improve the country’s logistics efficiency. The firm is also setting up a logistics e-commerce platform, which will help corporate clients with freight demand to find logistics companies and vice versa.


Dangote to Expand Cement Factory
2merkato.com 05 Apr, 2016
Dangote Industries has a cement factory in Ethiopia, which he built at the cost of 600 million USD and installed a production capacity of 2.5 million tons and commenced production in June 2015. The firm has decided to expand its project at the existing plant. The expansion work will be carried out at the cost of 600 million USD and has an annual production capacity of 2.5 million tons. Other than the cement factory plant, Dangote is planning to construct a cement bag factory across the cement manufacturing plant in Muger City. The cement bag factory will be built at a cost of 19 million USD and it will have a production capacity of 120 million cement bags per annum.


Aldar to develop giant edutainment theme park in UAE
tradearabia.com 05 Apr, 2016
Aldar Properties has started work on an ambitious theme park being jointly developed by KidzMondo in Abu Dhabi. The theme park will be opened during the first quarter of 2017.


Majid Al Futtaim unveils Oman retail expansion plan
tradearabia.com 05 Apr, 2016
Majid Al Futtaim has unveiled a RO5-million retail expansion plan at City Centre Qurum in Oman. The additional redevelopment project, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year, will add 3,150 sq m of incremental leasable area to accommodate Centrepoint, the multi-brand retail concept of Landmark Group as well as additional car parking spaces.


DHL wins work apparel logistics contract from Lufthansa
contractlogistics.logistics-business-review.com 05 Apr, 2016
DHL Supply Chain has received a global work apparel logistics contract from the Lufthansa Global Business Services. The contract has been awarded for the purchasing, warehousing and distribution of Lufthansa work apparel. Under the contract that ends in July 2021, DHL will handle about 125,000 different items for 30,000 employees, including pilots, flight attendants and ground personnel. The company will also involve in the buying and procurement of the clothing, processing the orders placed by Lufthansa employees, as well as the packaging, delivery and returns handling.


Orange to invest in Nigerian e-commerce group Africa Internet
reuters.com 05 Apr, 2016
Orange, a telecommunications company is to invest 75 million euro in Nigerian e-commerce group Africa Internet Group (AIG) and become a shareholder. AIG, which was founded in Nigeria in 2012, already counts Goldman Sachs, South African telecoms group MTN and Germany’s Rocket Internet among its shareholders.


Eli Lilly to invest €35 in Kinsale plant
irishtimes.com 05 Apr, 2016
Eli Lilly, a US pharma giant plans for a €35 million investment in its Kinsale plant. The new operation, which is expected to be fully operational by early next year, will see the Kinsale becoming Eli Lilly’s worldwide centre of excellence for continuous manufacturing for active pharmaceutical ingredients.


Ntel to invest $1bn in 4G mobile broadband
thecable.ng 05 Apr, 2016
Ntel, formerly known as NITEL, is seeking more than $1 billion to invest in 4G mobile broadband by 2020. The network, which launches in Lagos and Abuja on 8th April, 2016, says it wants to take advantage of a rising number of smartphone users in Africa’s most populous country.


Kansas City Southern to invest $20M in rail line through LA, AR, OK, MO & KS
arklatexhomepage.com 05 Apr, 2016
Kansas City Southern’s principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company will invest approximately $20 million in 2016 in construction and improvement projects on KCSR’s main line from Kansas through Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and northwest Louisiana. Work will begin April 19 and end in mid-June. The project includes the replacement of six miles of rail and 92,400 cross ties, as well as improvements to over 100 grade crossings.


Comcast building new facility in North Charleston, bringing 550 new jobs
counton2.com 05 Apr, 2016
Comcast is constructing a new $21.4 million, 80,000 square-foot Center of Excellence in North Charleston. The new facility will eventually house more than 550 new Comcast customer care and technical support employees. Comcast’s new Center of Excellence will be part of a 2,000-acre mixed-use development consisting of office, retail, hotel and residential properties. The new facility will be located at 3450 Ingleside Boulevard near U.S. Route 78 in North Charleston.


Electronic Fluorocarbons begins Construction of State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Pennsylvania
prnewswire.com 05 Apr, 2016
Electronic Fluorocarbons, LLC (EFC), a leading provider to the semiconductor industry of Electronic Specialty Gases (ESG’s), is constructing a state-of-the-art manufacturing and purification facility on a 15 acre greenfield site in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. This state-of-the art center will enable EFC to research purification methodologies that will exceed currently accepted standards in the semi-conductor industry, while continuing to supply high quality, cost-competitive materials in a safe and responsible manner. The facility is expected to begin operations in the 3rd quarter of this year.


Silicone maker invests $500K in R&D facility
grbj.com 05 Apr, 2016
ICM Products, manufacturer of silicone plans to invest $500,000 in a new laboratory and development capabilities. The firm will add a new 2,300-square-foot research and development facility this year. ICM Products works with companies within the personal care, food, agriculture, automotive, printing, mold release, and household, institutional and industrial cleaning industries.


State OKs $800,000 loan for Stemco R&D facility in Fairlawn
ohio.com 05 Apr, 2016
The state has approved an $800,000 low-interest loan to help pay for construction of Stemco Kaiser Inc’s new research and development center in Fairlawn. Construction has already started on the nearly $5.7 million, 20-000-square-foot air springs development facility in Fairlawn Corporate Park off Ridgewood. Stemco is receiving the $800,000 research and development investment loan through the state Development Services Agency. The loan, at 2 percent interest, is expected to be paid back in 10 years.


Lawson To Expand In The Philippines
retailanalysis.igd.com 05 Apr, 2016
Lawson, a Japanese retailer has launched the 20th Lawson store in Manila, Philippines. The group plans to open 50-100 stores this year and aims to increase its network to 500 stores by 2020.


Hormel to triple meat processing capacity in China
blackseagrain.net 05 Apr, 2016
Hormel China is expected to add another 50,000 tonnes to its annual meat processing capacity, which currently stands at a combined 25,000 tonnes. This will be realised with the launch of a new facility in eastern China’s Zhejiang province which will be operational at the end of 2016.


Luxco finalises plans to construct $35m distillery in Kentucky, US
spirits.drinks-business-review.com 05 Apr, 2016

Luxco has finalized plans to construct a $35m, 18,000ft2 distillery in Bardstown, Nelson County in Kentucky, US on 70 acres of land. The company is planning to begin construction on the project in the summer of 2016 and it is expected to become fully operational by late 2017. Buzick Construction has won the construction contract for the project.


LG Display says to build display module assembly plant in Vietnam
reuters.com 05 Apr, 2016
LG Display Co plans to build a new display module assembly plant in Vietnam, aiming to start production in the second half of 2017. The plant will be built in Hai Pong, a major port city in Northeastern Vietnam.


Japan’s Lixil switches on 5.2-MW solar plant in Aichi
renewables.seenews.com 05 Apr, 2016

Lixil Corp, part of local builder JS Group Corp, has put on stream a 5.2 MW solar plant in the prefecture of Aichi. The output will be sold to Chubu Electric Power Co Inc. Design and construction were split between AGC Technology Solutions Co and AGC Engineering Co.


BARC Electric begins construction on community solar project
wdbj7.com 05 Apr, 2016
BARC Electric is in the process of building $1.1 million dollar community solar project in Virginia. Construction is expected to be completed next month.


JR Custom Metal to add new facility
kansas.com 05 Apr, 2016
JR Custom Metal Products plans to add a new 24,000-square-foot powder coat facility adjacent to its main building. The company, at 2237 S. West St. Court, plans to break ground this month and open by the end of the year. Hutton Construction will build the facility.


Siemens & CT Cosmos Nigeria to build 70MW solar power project
pv-tech.org 05 Apr, 2016
CT Cosmos has established plans to build a 70 MW solar farm worth US$150 million. The solar project, to be constructed in the state of Plateau, has received planning permission from the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and an impending PPA with Bulk Energy Purchase Nigeria. CT is collaborating with Siemens on the solar farm. The two parties initiated the project by signing an MoU in August last year.


Copaco to invest USD 2 million in Asuncion GPON
telecompaper.com 05 Apr, 2016
Copaco will invest USD 2 million to upgrade its copper network with GPON fibre. The operator aims to use the new technology to provide triple-play (internet, IPTV and telephony) services. The GPON network will be operational by the fourth quarter of 2016.


DMCI builds new steel plant
business.inquirer.net 04 Apr, 2016
DMCI Holdings has invested P900 million in a new state-of-the-art steel fabrication plant, with a capacity to produce 2,000 to 3,000 tons of fabricated steel per month in Calaca, Batangas.


China to fund construction of 55MW solar power plant in Garissa
coastweek.com 04 Apr, 2016
Chinese government will finance the construction of a 55 MW solar power plant in Garissa county, northeastern Kenya. Kenya’s Rural Electrification Authority (REA) will construct the 128 million U.S. dollar solar power plant. Construction will begin in July and will take one year to complete.


Coca-Cola Amatil plans to add two new production lines at its Indonesian facility

softdrinks.drinks-business-review.com 04 Apr, 2016

Coca-Cola Amatil is planning to deploy two new production lines at its Cikekodan Plant in Bekasi, West Java in Indonesia.The firm plans to invest around $500m in the country to accelerate growth in the next three to four years. The firm is also planning to invest $63m in the construction of a new distribution center in Surabaya, Indonesia, making it the fourth mega distribution center operated by the subsidiary of Australian-based Coca-Cola Amatil.


Equitix Funds to Invest in Atlantis Tidal Projects in Scotland
bloomberg.com 04 Apr, 2016
Equitix, an infrastructure-focused fund manager, has partnered with tidal-energy developer Atlantis Resources to invest 100 million pounds and advise on its five projects in Scotland. The tidal projects are planned to have a combined capacity of 650 MW once completed. Equitix intends to acquire at least 25 percent of each project vehicle at financial close through its managed funds and it will also work with Atlantis on preparing construction investment.


Comcast-Backed Firm Makes $250 Million Investment in Groupon
bloomberg.com 04 Apr, 2016
Comcast Corp. has invested $250 million with online marketplace Groupon Inc., creating a partnership that could bolster the cable company’s local advertising business. The companies will work together to identify and implement potential strategic partnership opportunities. Groupon will use the proceeds to repurchase its shares, which rose as much as 16 percent. Comcast owns a local advertising division called Comcast Spotlight that could benefit from working with Groupon, which began by offering daily discounts for local businesses.


TELUS To Invest $4.5 Bln In New Infrastructure Across Alberta Through 2019

rttnews.com 04 Apr, 2016
TELUS Corp. (TU) intends to invest $4.5 billion in new communications infrastructure across Alberta through 2019. In 2016, TELUS will invest more than $900 million in the province to extend fibre optic infrastructure directly to thousands of homes and businesses in rural and urban communities. By the end of 2019, the firm expects to have invested $46 billion in Alberta since 2000 to extend the reach of advanced wireless and wireline telecommunications infrastructure throughout the province.


SOLAR Canadian Solar bags 63 MW solar power project in Mexico
greentechlead.com 04 Apr, 2016
Canadian Solar has won a 63 MWp solar power project in Aguascalientes, Mexico to develop and build the solar power plant. Canadian Solar will sell the electricity generated to CFE under a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement for energy and capacity and 20-year for Clean Energy Certificates at approximately US $47.95/MWh. The project is expected to be connected to the grid in September 2018.


UniBio set for ground breaking moment with new facility in Denmark
proactiveinvestors.co.uk 04 Apr, 2016
UniBio, an animal feed focused biotech has set to break ground on new construction facilities in Denmark on 12th April, 2016. It will become a U-Loop fermentation plant, where industrially produced proteins will be generated.


ReFood begins construction on £32m AD facility in London
bioenergy-news.com 04 Apr, 2016
ReFood, a UK-based food waste recycler has started construction work on its £32m anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Dagenham, south east London. Being built as part of a long-term investment programme, the state-of-the-art gas to grid (G2G) facility is expected to open in summer 2017. Capable of recycling 160,000 tonnes of food waste each year, the facility will be able to generate more than 2,000 m3/hr of methane gas.


Duke Realty to Build 220,000 SF Industrial Facility in Minneapolis Suburb
rebusinessonline.com 04 Apr, 2016
Duke Realty Corp. will construct a 220,000-square-foot industrial facility for Wagner SprayTech Corp. in Otsego. The building will be situated on 12.3 acres within the Gateway North Business Center. Wagner SprayTech, a company that develops and markets paint sprayers, applicators and decorating products, will use the facility as a warehouse and distribution center. Construction on the building will begin in the second quarter and delivery is slated for the fourth quarter of this year. The build-to-suit asset will feature 5,000 square feet of office space, 36-foot clear heights and has the capability to expand by 50,000 square feet. Wagner will relocate from its existing facility in Brooklyn Center once the new project is complete.


Govt to help build port in Indonesia Â¥200 bil. facility to be country’s largest, seen opening in 2019
the-japan-news.com 04 Apr, 2016
The Japanese and Indonesian governments have entered the final stage of coordinating a plan for Japan to help Indonesia build a new port in Patimban. The total cost to build the port is estimated at about ¥200 billion. The new port is expected to be capable of handling 7 million to 8 million cargo containers a year and it will also have large piers to accommodate vessels that carry automobiles and cargo container terminals. The two governments plan to start operations of the new port in 2019.


Oji Specialty Papers to expand thermal paper capacity in Brazil
euwid-paper.com 04 Apr, 2016
Oji Imaging Media, a 100% subsidiary of Oji Holdings, will expand thermal paper production capacity at Oji Specialty Papers by 10 %. Oji Specialty’s paper mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo manufactures thermal and carbonless paper. Oji Group will invest approximately $9m in the expansion, which is scheduled to be finalised in July 2017.


Vestas bags 172 MW of turbine supply orders in Brazil
renewable.seenews.com 04 Apr, 2016
Vestas Wind Systems A/S will supply wind turbines for six projects totalling 172 MW in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia under its first orders in that country for the year. More specifically, Vestas will deliver and install 86 pieces of its V110-2.0 MW turbines under the new contracts. Turbine delivery is expected in the second quarter of 2017, whilst commissioning is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.


Titan Opens Scrap Tire Facility
tirereview.com 04 Apr, 2016
Titan International opened Titan Tire Reclamation Corp. on 29th March, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Canada. The recycling facility allows the recycling of scrap industrial mining tires, which was not possible prior to the facility because of the tires’ size and density. The firm plans on expanding its recycling capabilities in Chile, Australia and Alberta as well.


Thai group awards UAE hotel project contracts
tradearabia.com 04 Apr, 2016
Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has awarded contracts for the development of two new hotel projects Anantara Jebel Dhanna and Avani Jebel Dhanna in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Aecom, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, and Dhabi Contracting has been appointed as the lead architecture and interior design consultant for the project. The work on both the projects will begin soon and is scheduled for opening in 2018.


Kenyan Start-Up Signs Deal to Set Up Organic Fertiliser Plant
allafrica.com 04 Apr, 2016
Wanda Organic has signed a deal with two global firms from the Philippines to set up an organic fertiliser manufacturing plant in Kenya. The two companies, ELR Family Trading Inc. and Richfund International will oversee the manufacture of Plantmate Bio-Organic Fertiliser in Kenya.


Wipro to set up BPO centre in Saudi Arabia
economictimes.indiatimes.com 03 Apr, 2016

Wipro will set up a BPO centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which will be the second such facility after an all-women technology services centre of Tata Consultancy Services.


Adani Enterprises wins state approval for Australian coal project
economictimes.indiatimes.com 03 Apr, 2016

Adani Enterprises has granted approval by Australia’s Queensland state government to proceed with a proposed A$10 billion project in the Galilee Basin. The approvals gave Adani permission to mine coal reserves estimated at 11 billion tonnes and to build haul roads, workshops, power lines and pipelines associated with the mine.


Dublin ABC store to expand
roanoke.com 03 Apr, 2016
The Virginia ABC store in Pulaski County has nearly doubled in size. The store on Alexander Road undergoes a complete remodeling with a new flooring, shelving, ceiling tiles and a paint job are being put in the space. The store will also expand from 1,750 square feet to 3,500 square feet, with the sales area increasing by more than 1,200 square feet.


NLEX-SLEX Connector Road project up for Swiss Challenge
philstar.com 02 Apr, 2016
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is inviting interested firms to submit comparative proposals for the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road project. The DPWH invites local and international companies to submit comparative proposals under a Swiss Challenge bidding process to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the Connector Project under a 37-year concession agreement.


Herbruck’s to Break Ground on New Facility
insideindianabusiness.com 02 Apr, 2016

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, an egg production company will break ground next week on a new facility by investing $9.5 million. The 20,000 square-foot facility will include a feed mill for company-owned hens and it will also include a depot building in which moving of equipment and vaccinating birds will take place. The facility is expected to be fully staffed and operational in early 2017.


Europes biggest propylene plant to come up in Poland
fibre2fashion.com 02 Apr, 2016
Grupa Azoty, plastics and fertiliser manufacturer, will invest $450 million in a new propylene plant at its site in Police, Poland. The new plant is capable of producing 400,000 tonnes of propylene a year and will begin production in 2019. The investment is part of company’s planned $2 billion capital expenditure push between now and 2020 and is expected to be funded by new financing.


RiverWood Bank receives approval to begin construction on new branch
brainerddispatch.com 02 Apr, 2016
The Baxter City Council approved RiverWood Bank’s plan to build a new branch on the site of the iconic Bonanza Restaurant, giving the bank additional room to accommodate its growth. The plan involves tearing down Bonanza in the next six weeks and breaking ground for the new 7,944 square-foot bank building about May 1. The new building is expected to be completed by the end of the year.


Iran, Oman pick route for gas pipeline
presstv.ir 02 Apr, 2016
The route has been eventually picked to lay a subsea pipeline to export natural gas to Oman, a project which could materialize Tehran’s ambitions to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to overseas markets. The pipeline will run over a distance of about 175 kilometers and could plunge as deep as 290 meters from the sea surface before reaching Oman’s shores. Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) will finish studies over the offshore section of the project by September 2016.


GPSC wants to build three power plants in Myanmar
bangkokpost.com 02 Apr, 2016
Global Power Synergy Co (GPSC) is planning to build power plants with a total generating capacity of nearly 3,000 MW in Myanmar. GPSC has signed an MoU with the Myanmar government and is conducting a feasibility study to develop a 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant as well as two natural gas co-generation plants with power-generating capacity of 500 MW and 400 MW, respectively. The company is also in the process of seeking investment opportunities in Indonesia.


Khulna water plant construction underway
thefinancialexpress-bd.com 02 Apr, 2016

The construction process of the water treatment plant surface is underway in Khulna city. The plant along with a reservoir is being constructed on 65 acres of land in Samantasena area of Rupsha upazila of the district. Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (KWASA) is implementing the project with the financial support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), involving Tk 4.86 billion. Already 25 per cent work has been completed and the full work is expected to be finished by December next year.


Dhofar Steel to set up new steel rolling mill
tradearabia.com 02 Apr, 2016
Dhofar Steel plans to establish a steel rolling mill in Sohar Industrial Estate with raw material sourced from Iran. The multi-million rial investment will see an existing billet manufacturing plant at Sohar upgraded and expanded into a major rolling mill with its output of reinforced steel bars (rebars) targeted primarily at regional markets. The company envisages a rebar manufacturing capacity of 10,000-15,000 metric tonnes per month, slated for commissioning and launch within the next six to eight months.


Godolphin road project to be ready next year
gulfnews.com 02 Apr, 2016
Thirty per cent of the parallel roads project at the Godolphin has been completed and the project, which includes bridges and redesigning of an interchange as a flyover, will be ready by the end of next year. The two bridges crossing the Dubai Water Canal in Godolphin district are scheduled to be completed by August. The project, which costs about Dh578 million, comprises the construction of a 3.5-km-long flyover of three lanes in each direction crossing over the Dubai Water Canal and it also includes upgrading the existing junction of Al Meydan Street and Al Khail Street.


Bellshill dairy to get £15m investment
motherweltimes.co.uk 01 Apr, 2016
Muller Milk & Ingredients will invest £15 million over the next three years at its facility in Bellshill Industrial Estate. The proposed investment will improve efficiencies and competitiveness whilst giving the dairy the capability to broaden the range of products it is able to make with milk produced by Scottish farmers.


SDG&E signs new solar storage facility
fox5sandiego.com 01 Apr, 2016
San Diego Gas & Electric has signed deals with two companies for energy efficiency projects. One deal is with Hecate Energy Bancroft, LCC, which will provide a 20 MW energy storage facility, the other deal is with Willdan Energy Solutions to provide energy efficiency projects aimed at helping customers reduce the amount of energy used to heat, cool and light buildings. The Hecate Energy project will supply energy to SDG&E under a 20-year power purchase agreement and the facility is expected to be completed by 2019.


Ground Is Broken On $120 Million Production Facility On Pharmachem Site

tribune242.com 01 Apr, 2016
Ground has been broken for a new $120 million production facility at the PharmaChem site on West Sunrise Highway. This new investment is the result of a partnership between PharmaChem Technologies and Gilead Sciences Inc. A four-story expansion will be built and completed by the end of 2018.


Solar power project in southwestern Minnesota gets approval
startribune.com 01 Apr, 2016
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved a 62 MW solar power project in the southwestern part of the state. Florida-based NextEra Energy will build the solar farm.


Forte Oil Of Nigeria To Raise $500 Million To Fund Expansion
forbes.com 01 Apr, 2016
Forte Oil plans to raise up more than $500 million to expand its business across Nigeria. The company may raise funds through a rights issue, bond or share offering or global depository receipts and also it will seek shareholder approval for the fundraising exercise at its annual general meeting which will hold in Lagos on 26th April, 2016.


Yusen Logistics Builds Logistics Center to Expand Service in Mexico Auto Market

globaltrademag.com 01 Apr, 2016
Yusen Logistics has started construction of a 53,820-square-foot, warehouse in the Amistad Industrial Park in the Bajio region, Mexico on 17 acres of land. The warehouse, slated to be operational by the end of this year, will feature 10,764 square feet of office space, 10 dock doors, a large trailer yard and an ocean container depot. There is room for expansion, including the capacity to double the amount of warehouse and office space and add a cross-dock facility with 30 dock doors.


Ukraine. Vinnytsia agro-industrial group plans to build a new oil extraction plant

blackseagrain.net 01 Apr, 2016
Vinnytsia agro-industrial group plans to raise funding in the amount of USD 20 mln. Funding is necessary to increase the land bank, to attract more equipment as well as oil extraction plant construction at the capacity of existing elevators. The capacity of the new plant will amount to 1 KMT per day, and land bank increase will depend on the amount of raised funds.


ABB wins contract to link Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm to UK grid

wind.cleantechnology-busineess-review.com 01 Apr, 2016
ABB has secured a contract worth over $250m for a high-voltage cable system that will connect Dong Energy’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the North Sea to the UK mainland grid. The contract requires ABB to supply a 220 kV high-voltage cable system and alternating current (AC) submarine cable systems for the Eastern and Western circuit. The wind farm connection is expected to be commissioned in 2019.


JinkoSolar to supply 58 MW for Puerto Rico’s largest PV plant
pv-magazine.com 01 Apr, 2016
JinkoSolar will provide 58 MW of its PV solar modules for a solar farm in Puerto Rican province Isabela. The US$160 million plant is set to go online by August 2016. Oriana Energy, a subsidiary of Sonnedix Group, in a partnership with Yarotek commenced work on the project at the beginning of March. Greece-based EPC contractor Metka-Egn will build the plant and provide operation and maintenance services (O&M).


Kohler announces groundbreaking for new hotel in Titletown District
wbay.com 01 Apr, 2016
Groundbreaking for the new Lodge Kohler Hotel in the Titletown District is set for 5th April, 2016. The 110,000 square-foot development will be located on Ridge Road west of Lambeau Field and will have 144 rooms, 10 suites, a panoramic restaurant and bar, a spa, and pools.


Sunway to invest RM875m in hotels
thesundaydaily.my 01 Apr, 2016
Sunway Group’s hospitality division Sunway Hotels & Resorts is investing RM875 million on a three-year redevelopment and expansion plan on its hotels across Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam. The plan, which will be completed by the second quarter of 2018, will see the group investing RM530 million on new assets and RM345 million for refurbishment and expansion of existing assets. The hospitality division will have 3,500 rooms in Southeast Asia with some 3,200 rooms in Malaysia by 2018, of which 80% are within its integrated townships and mixed developments.


McDonalds to open 1,300 outlets in China
newkerala.com 01 Apr, 2016
McDonald’s plans to open approximately 1,300 fast food restaurants in China over the next five years. The aim is to open some 250 restaurants this year, and to do that the firm will seek an investing partner to participate in broadening its franchise business in China.


JGC Clinches $240M EPC Contract to Build Gas Processing Plant in Aceh
rigzone.com 01 Apr, 2016
JGC Corporation’s unit JGC Indonesia, jointly with PT. Encona Inti Industri, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a gas processing plant with a processing capacity of 90 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) in Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia by PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk’s subsidiary PT Medco E&P Malaka. The lump-sum turnkey contract has a value of approximately $240.3 million and is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018.


Cashew group to build int’l brand for products
thenationonlineng.net 01 Apr, 2016
The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) plans to build international brands for cashew products to match the stature of one of the largest cashew nut exporter in the world. To reach the target, the country has to build brands for processing mills, producers and exporters following international standards and comply with food hygiene regulations.


Coca-Cola to invest US$63 million in Surabaya
thejakartapost.com 01 Apr, 2016
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia will soon operate a mega distribution center worth US$63 million in Surabaya. The center will start operating in the fourth quarter of this year. The total investment of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia surpasses $1.5 billion.


Thai Banpu to invest $170 mln in solar power in Japan
af.reuters.com 01 Apr, 2016
Banpu Pcl plans to invest $170 million in solar power in Japan, as part of plan to boost capacity of renewable energy to 800 MW by 2025. Banpu, which has diversified into the power business to minimise the impact from weak coal prices, has interests in seven solar projects in Japan with a combined capacity of 54 MW, Voravudhi Linananda. The solar power plants will gradually start commercial operations during 2016 to 2018. The company aimed to raise more solar investment in Japan and is looking for opportunities to invest in other renewable power projects in China and Indonesia.


MTN to invest $96 million dollars in upgrading infrastructure
allghananews.com 01 Apr, 2016
MTN Ghana, a telecommunication company will invest $96 million dollars in upgrading its information technology systems and networks this year. The firm will spend $62 million in traditional network, $18 million in rolling out the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) 4G network and $16 million in Information Technology network.


Celtic Manor plans £2m investment in newly-opened hotel
meetpie.com 01 Apr, 2016
The Celtic Manor Resort has opened its new Coldra Court Hotel and plans to invest more than £2m in upgrading the property with a phased refurbishment of bedrooms. The Coldra Court Hotel has 148 bedrooms and houses the newly rebranded Springs Health Club with swimming pool, spa bath and gym, Seasons Restaurant, and nine conference and meeting rooms, including the Severn Suite which can seat 220 people for a gala dinner.


BASF opens new Ucrete manufacturing facility in Malaysia
chemicals-technology.com 01 Apr, 2016

BASF has opened its new facilities for the manufacture of Ucrete, a flooring solution, in the company’s existing construction chemicals manufacturing plant in the Bukit Raja Industrial Park in Selangor, Malaysia. With the new plant, the company aims to meet the growing demand for high-quality, durable industrial flooring solutions in the Asia Pacific region.


Sugar storage facility being built in Montgomery
chicagotribune.com 01 Apr, 2016
A new $40 million sugar storage and transfer facility at 1601 Aucutt Road in the village Montgomery includes a dome that will be filled with the sweet stuff. The 26,000-square-foot bulk-storage dome can hold 60,000 metric tons of sugar. In addition to the dome, which stands 134 feet high, the site will also include a 17,000-square-foot transfer facility and there is also room for a second dome on the property. The facility is set to begin operation later this year.


Skanska to Renovate, Expand Hospital in Tulsa for $62M
rebusinessonline.com 01 Apr, 2016
Skanska has signed a contract with Saint Francis Health System for additions and renovations to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. The $62 million project will be managed by Skanska’s Texas operations. It consists of 130,000 square feet of major renovation to the hospital’s existing surgery department, including 28 operating rooms and support spaces, and about 15,000 square feet of horizontal expansion including seven new operating rooms. Additionally, a new 27,000-square-foot mechanical penthouse will be built on the roof of the existing surgery department. Construction is expected to begin in April 2016 and end in March 2020.


LM Wind Power to Build 44K-SF Warehouse at Little Rock Port
arkansasbusiness.com 01 Apr, 2016
LM Wind Power will consolidate its two Little Rock operations at the city’s port and build a new 44,000-SF warehouse there to open in July. The expansion will allow it to store materials at its Little Rock Port operation, cutting transportation costs and increasing efficiencies.


PREMIER Design + Build to Construct 214,533 SF Speculative Warehouse Near Milwaukee
rebusinessonline.com 01 Apr, 2016
PREMIER Design + Build LLC will construct a 214,533-square-foot industrial distribution warehouse in Waukesha, approximately 20 miles west of Milwaukee. The speculative facility, situated on 11.8 acres, will feature 32-foot clear heights, 28 truck dock positions, four drive-in doors, 52 trailer stalls and 91 car parking spaces. The Class A building will be located at 901 Northview Road. Partners in Design Inc. is the architect for the project, and Pinnacle Engineering Group is providing civil engineering services. HSA Commercial Real Estate is the building developer, Roger Siegel of JLL will market the building for lease.


Korean steel producer eyes Port of Indiana for plant
nwitimes.com 01 Apr, 2016
Posco is seeking approval from the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission to proceed with a formal request to the Jeffersonville City Council to phase in its property taxes to help finance the new wire rod processing center project. The $19 million project is a joint venture between POSCO and Korea-based JP Steel. It will include a 120,000-square-foot plant that will employ 60 people.


Hyundai Rotem opens Brazilian assembly plant
railjournal.com 01 Apr, 2016
Hyundai Rotem’s new Brazilian rolling stock assembly plant at Araraquara has been inaugurated on 30th March, 2016. The Reais 100m plant has been constructed on a 150,000 sq. mtrs site owned by Hyundai Rotem’s Brazilian partner Iesa and will assemble LRVs, commuter trains and metro trains. The facility has capacity to assemble up to 200 vehicles per year.


Company seeks to build non-combustion plant in Pennsylvania
marcellus.com 01 Apr, 2016
Crawford Renewable Energy plans to build a 90 MW power plant about 75 miles north of Pittsburgh in Cochranton, Pennsylvania. Also, the company plans to partner with another firm to build a plant that will produce carbon black, low-sulphur diesel fuel and other products out of waste tires and it hopes to start building the plant next year.


8point3 Energy strikes deal for 90MW of solar projects
proactiveinvestors.com 01 Apr, 2016
8point3 Energy Partners LP has entered into deals to acquire interests in 90 MW of solar projects. It is taking a stake in the 50 MW Hooper project, in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, and the 40 MW Kingbird project in California. The transactions are expected to generate US$9mln of pre-tax cash flow, and are expected to have a 20 year average contract life.


A $128 Million Solar Power Project Approved in Garissa Kenya
footprint2africa.com 01 Apr, 2016
The Board of the Rural Electrification Authority of Kenya (REA) has approved a $128 million, 55 MW solar power plant in Garissa County, Kenya. The project is established through concessional funding from the Chinese government. The project is expected to start in July 2016 and take a year to complete.


City, Mercy sign agreement for new hospital
rockrivertimes.com 01 Apr, 2016
MercyRockford and the City of Rockford has signed the approved annexation agreement for Mercy’s I-90 and Riverside Boulevard property, paving the way for construction to begin on a new hospital and medical campus. Construction work has already begun and a formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held in May with plans to open the hospital campus in 2019.


Acciona Energia wins 168-MW wind project in Mexico
renewables.seenews.com 01 Apr, 2016

Acciona Energia will implement a 168 MW wind park at Tamaulipas region in Mexico. Named El Cortijo, the plant will comprise 56 of Acciona’s 3-MW turbines. Construction works is scheduled for 2017 and commercial operation for 2018. The energy output will be supplied to the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) under a 15-year power supply contract.


TNI halfway through first phase of Papua highway
thejakartapost.com 31 Mar, 2016
The Indonesian Military (TNI) has finished a major part of an initial project to construct the 4,325 kilometer trans-Papua highway in the country’s easternmost region. In addition to the road project, the military also plans to build two piers in Mumugu and Batas Batu, which can accommodate ships with a capacity of 300 tons and 150 tons, respectively. The road project, estimated to cost Rp 1.5 trillion, is part of the Presidential Unit to Accelerate the Development of Papua and West Papua (UP4B).


Kawana Way roundabouts in for $22 million upgrade
sunshinecoastdaily.com.au 31 Mar, 2016

THE Queensland Government has committed $22 million in new funding to upgrade four roundabouts on Kawana Way to increase capacity ahead of the opening of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The upgrades include additional lanes on approaches to the roundabouts, allowing two lanes to circulate instead of the current single lane, this will increase the amount of traffic that can get through the roundabouts.


Isrotel expansion continues with new Herzliya hotel
globes.co.il 31 Mar, 2016
The 160-room Publica will be in the heart of Herzliya Pituach’s high-tech industrial zone. The company entered an equal partnership with contractor Reuven Ella for a property on which a hotel is being built, with the chain to also manage the future hotel. The Publica will house 160 rooms in 5 floors on Galgalei HaPlada Street 2 in the heart of Herzliya Pituach high-tech industrial zone. The agreement sets a 10-year leasing period with an option for two 5-year extentions.


Bolivia, China’s Sinosteel ink deal to build sheet metal plant
news.xinhuanet.com 31 Mar, 2016
Bolivia has signed a contract with Sinosteel, which is to design, build and bring online a sheet metal plant in central Bolivia. Sinosteel will build the plant and train locals to run the plant before handing over the facility to the Bolivian side. The project is expected to cost 422 million U.S. dollars, 85 percent of which will be funded by China, leaving the other 15 percent to be shouldered by the Bolivian government. The plant is designed to process some 650,000 tons of raw iron ore every year to produce 150,000 tons of lightweight non-flat sheet metal and 250,000 tons of sponge iron, 86,000 tons of which are destined for export.


ENGIE to invest €100 million in CNG and LNG filling stations in Europe
lngindustry.com 31 Mar, 2016
ENGIE will invest €100 million up to 2020 to establish more CNG and LNG filling stations in Europe. 30 CNG stations will be constructed in France, and almost 70 LNG stations will be built in various European countries


Mineral extraction processing plant to open
voxy.co.nz 31 Mar, 2016
South Waikato mineral extraction and processing company, Blue Pacific Minerals (BPM) will officially open its new multi-million dollar processing plant next week. The plant is the main player in the Tokoroa-based company’s commitment to an $11 million capital investment programme. The company’s new processing plant, housed in the newly constructed, custom-built South Site building, is specifically for zeolite.


Alliant wins approval for $700M power plant near Beloit
startribune.com 31 Mar, 2016
Alliant Energy Corp. has won preliminary approval from a regulatory panel to build a $700 million, 700 MW natural gas-fired power plant near Beloit. The new plant will be located next to its existing gas-fired Riverside power plant, doubling the capacity of the complex. Construction is expected to begin this fall, and the plant could begin operating in 2020.


HNA Hospitality Group signs with NH Hotels for new Chinese joint venture

breakingtravelnews.com 31 Mar, 2016
HNA Tourism Group’s hospitality branch HNA Hospitality Group and NH Hotel Group has launched the joint venture NH China and the Chinese hospitality brand Nuo Han. Also the firm has announced its ambitious development plans including two new hotels under NH Hotels branding to enter in the China market before the end of the year. The target is to develop 120 to 150 hotels by the year 2020.


Japan Asia Investment completes 2 MW PV park, breaks ground on two other

renewables.seenews.com 31 Mar, 2016

Japan Asia Investment Co has completed a 2 MW solar park and broke ground on two other solar arrays totalling 3 MW in Mie Prefecture. The photovoltaic (PV) systems has been implemented under a partnership with domestic solar power developer company Renewable Japan Co. With a total cost of JPY 700 million, the completed PV plant, Ise Kashiwa Nishinono Solar Power Plant, is expected to generate some 2.5 million kWh of electricity per year.


Derba to Expand With 300 Million USD
2merkato.com 31 Mar, 2016
Derba Cement is planning to expand its cement plant at a cost of 300 million USD. The expansion project is expected to take from 18-24 months. Upon completion, the plant will have the capacity of producing 25 million quintals of cement in a year. Currently the firm is having talks with the Chinese contractors China National Building Materials Company.


Kadant received two orders for its wood processing equipment
lesprom.com 31 Mar, 2016
Kadant Inc. has received two orders for its wood processing equipment with a combined total of approximately $5 million. The orders included multiple batch feeding systems and strander systems for OSB (oriented strand board) producers in France and Malaysia. The strander and batch infeed systems are expected to be delivered and commissioned in the second half of 2016.


Company seeks to build chemical plants at ex-paper mill site
njherald.com 31 Mar, 2016
The Interstate Chemical Co. is seeking zoning approval to build two chemical plants on the site of a former Pennsylvania paper mill. The company will build a $60 million complex on the site of International Paper Co.’s former Hammermill plant in Erie. The plants will allow the company to deliver chemicals to a local biofuel producer by truck or rail. The firm hopes that, one plant is due to be operational by the end of this year and the other plant by the end of March 2017. The expansion plans will be unveiled on 12th April, 2017.


CIPCO plans $7 million solar project
thegazette.com 31 Mar, 2016
Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) will begin construction within the next month on a 5.5 MW solar project at six sites across its service territory. The cooperative will invest about $7 million to construct the initial phase of its long-term plan to incorporate solar generation as an additional emissions-free resource within its generation assets. The solar panel arrays will be installed at Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative, East-Central Iowa REC, Clarke Electric Cooperative, Consumers Energy, Midland Power Cooperative and Pella Cooperative Electric. CIPCO is contracting with Azimuth Energy LLC of St. Louis, Mo., to install the photovoltaic utility-scale solar project. Azimuth, an engineering, construction and development-support service company focused on renewable energy, has been selected by CIPCO after it initiated a request for proposals in late 2015.


Astec Receives $122.5M Pellet Plant Order for Highland Pellets
nasdaq.com 31 Mar, 2016
Astec Industries, Inc. has received an order for the final $122.5 million of a pellet plant order for Highland Pellets along with a related deposit. The company also received the rest of the contracted payment on the first $30 million order. Astec previously announced receipt of the initial $30 million order in Aug 2015 for Highland Pellets. As per the new contract, the company will build additional equipment for the first production line of this multi-line wood pellet plant facility.


CF Industries starts up new ammonium nitrate plant.
dailyherald.com 31 Mar, 2016
CF Industries Holdings’s new urea ammonium nitrate plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, was started-up in early March 2016, and has achieved consistent, stable operation. The Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex has produced more than 80,000 tons of UAN since start up and it is the second new plant to be commissioned and started as part of CF’s major capacity expansion projects in North America. Total annual UAN capacity at Donaldsonville is now 4.2 million product tons, up from 2.4 million tons previously.


Bel Group opens new cheese production plant in Cote d’Ivoire
foodbey.com 31 Mar, 2016
Bel Group has opened a new factory in Cote d’Ivoire for production of The Laughing Cow cheese, described as the company’s first industrial installation in sub-Saharan Africa. This latest site has a production capacity of 20m cheese portions a year, covers 4,200 square metres of land


Ontario Investing $12 Billion to Build New and Improved Hospitals
news.ontario.ca 31 Mar, 2016
As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario plans to invest $12 billion over 10 years in Ontario hospitals to continue building modern hospital infrastructure. The province is also providing $50 million in new annual funding to help hospitals keep their facilities in good repair. Across the province, approximately 35 major hospital projects are under construction or in various stages of planning


IBM to Invest up to $150M to Support Italian Research Hub
genomeweb.com 31 Mar, 2016
IBM plans to launch the first Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Milan, Italy in support of the Government of Italy’s initiative to establish an international hub for research in genomics, aging, nutrition, and other areas. The firm plans to invest up to $150 million over the next several years in the center, which will be located near the Human Technopole Italy 2040 research campus.


Marine Harvest to invest GBP 80M in new fish feed plant
fis.com 30 Mar, 2016
Marine Harvest is planning to invest around GBP 80 million to set up fish feed factory in Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. The new development will include the processing plant itself, as well as raw material storage silos, product storage and packaging, a loading area and car parking.


Signa & Hyatt announce plans for Andaz Hotel in Vienna
hospitalitybizindia.com 30 Mar, 2016

Signa and an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a 50:50 joint venture for the development of Andaz Am Belvedere Vienna. The project which is slated to open in early 2019 will be led by international star architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Renzo Piano, and the hotel’s interiors will be designed by Claudio Carbone and Gabriel Kacerovsky.


New steel bar mill to be built in Valpo, hire 50
nwitimes.com 30 Mar, 2016
Nuco Steel Bar Technologies will invest $36.9 million to build a 150,000-square-foot technologically advanced mill that will process raw steel into bars. Construction is expected to start in May, and shall be finished in 2017.


Arab firm to invest 600bn in gas exploration
dailynews.co.tz 30 Mar, 2016
The Dodsal Group plans to invest an additional 600 bn in Arab over the next 24 months to support exploration and production. The group has made a major natural gas discovery in Tanzania, in the Ruvu Basin near Dar es Salaam which is estimated to contain over 2.7 trillion cu ft (TCF) of natural gas deposits with a value of 8 billion US dollars to 11 billion US dollars at current market prices.


Vista Rooms expands internationally, launches in Sri Lanka
realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com 30 Mar, 2016

Vista Rooms has forayed into Sri Lanka by partnering with more than 200 hotels in 25 cities in Sri Lanka. The properties under Vista Rooms’ network includes boutique hotels, guesthouses, service apartments, private villas and home stays. This is one of four other countries the company will be launching in by the end of the year.


Glencore to invest $1.1 bn in Zambia
thehindubusinessline.com 30 Mar, 2016

Glencore plans to invest over $1.1 billion in Zambia to sink three shafts with new technology that will extend the mine life by over 25 years.


Danpower Baltic wants to invest EUR 100 mln in new energy projects
baltic-course.com 30 Mar, 2016
Danpower Baltic plans to invest 100 million euros in new renewable energy projects but this
investment will depend on the attractiveness of investment conditions in Lithuania.


Axiall, Lotte Invest $3 Billion in Louisiana Chemical Plants
businessfacilities.com 30 Mar, 2016

Axiall Corp. and Lotte Chemical Corp. will make a combined $3 billion capital investment in two new chemical manufacturing plants in Lake Charles, LA. Axiall and Lotte, through a joint venture called LACC LLC, will make a $1.9 billion capital investment in a new ethane cracker facility beside Axiall’s current Lake Charles manufacturing plants in Calcasieu Parish. Additionally, Lotte will make a $1.1 billion capital investment in a new Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) manufacturing plant on the same site. Lotte will be the sole owner of the MEG plant, with construction on that site and the ethane cracker expected to begin in 2016. The ethane cracker is expected to open in early 2019, with an annual capacity of 1 million tons. Axiall plans to acquire 50 percent of that plant’s output for making vinyl chloride monomer and other products.


Kemira to expand sodium chlorate production capacity in Joutseno, Finland

chemicals-technology.com 30 Mar, 2016

Kemira is planning to build a new sodium chlorate production line and cell-room at its facility located at Joutseno. As part of its growth strategy, the company plans to invest around €50m to €60m in the proposed expansion. Following the approval of certain regulatory requirements, construction of the facility is expected to begin by June this year and it is expected to be operational by the last quarter of the next year.


Ridge Development Breaks Ground on Speculative Industrial Facility in Medley, Florida

econotimes.com 30 Mar, 2016
Ridge Development has broken ground on a speculative industrial project in Medley, Florida. Airport North Logistics Center is a 182,057-square-foot distribution facility located at the intersection of NW 87th Avenue and NW 90th Street in Miami’s Medley submarket. The facility is slated for completion in September 2016. In addition to the 32-foot clear ceiling height, the new development will feature a 60-foot speed bay, 235-foot building depth and 43-foot-9-inch by 54-foot column spacing. Additionally, the project will include 46 dock-high doors, two street dock ramps, 72 trailer spaces and additional vehicle parking or outside storage, all within top-quality security fencing. Itasca Construction has been selected to oversee construction of Airport North Logistics Center.


Kuwait signs $2.9 billion gas facility deal with Korean firms
zeenews.india.com 30 Mar, 2016
Kuwait has inked a USD 2.93 billion contract with three South Korean firms for the construction of the largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import facility in the oil-rich country. The project, to be built at the Al-Zour refinery near the border with Saudi Arabia, is awarded to Hyundai Engineering Co, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co and Korea Gas Corporation. The project is slated to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.


Palo Alto moves ahead with $25 million water facility
mercurynews.com 30 Mar, 2016
The Palo Alto City Council has voted to solidify plans for a new sludge dewatering facility at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant. The 50-foot-tall, 7,500-square-foot dewatering building will be near existing incinerators at 2501 Embarcadero Road. The cost of the project, estimated at $25 million, will be divided among those jurisdictions, with Palo Alto paying 35 percent. Construction is expected to take two years. The council has yet to approve the construction contract.


Ormat and Alevo to Jointly Build, Own and Operate First Energy Storage Project in Georgetown, Texas
globenewswire.com 30 Mar, 2016
Ormat Technologies, Inc.’s subsidiary has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Alevo Group SA to jointly build, own and operate the Rabbit Hill Energy Storage Project, located in Georgetown, Texas. Ormat will own and fund the majority of the Rabbit Hill energy storage project and under the terms of the agreements, will provide engineering, construction services and balance of plant equipment. Alevo will provide its innovative GridBank inorganic lithium ion energy storage system in conjunction with the power conversion systems. In addition, Alevo will provide ongoing management and operations and maintenance services for the life of the project.


Evoqua Awarded 4 Field-Erected Treatment Plant Contracts That Increase Capacity, Performance of Existing Wastewater Treatment Plant Assets
businesswire.com 30 Mar, 2016
Evoqua Water Technologies has been awarded contracts at four existing facilities for its Davco field-erected treatment plants that will improve performance and increase capacity while saving capital costs. Evoqua’s sales partners, Heyward, Inc. located in North Carolina and Heyward Florida, are instrumental in working with the three municipalities and one industrial customer. Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) has contracted for the turnkey construction of a 600,000 gallons per day (GPD), 5-stage biological nutrient removal (BNR) treatment system at the Blacks Ford Water Reclamation Facility. Evoqua is the general contractor on the project and supplied all the materials and installation services for the project. The new plant will start-up in the Spring of 2016.


Teijin to invest Yen 1.5 bn to set up para-aramid fibre plant in Japan.
business-standard.com 30 Mar, 2016
Teijin will expand Technora para-aramid fibre production by 10 percent by increasing capacity at its Matsuyama factory in Japan. The company will begin construction of the new plant, which will involve investment of Yen 1.5 billion, in June this year with operation slated to begin from October 2017. Teijin and the group’s core aramid-fibres business Teijin Aramid BV will jointly expand the worldwide sales of Technora in response to increasing market demand worldwide.


BPU gives final approval to pipeline
gmnews.com 30 Mar, 2016
A New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) plan to construct a 30-mile-long high-pressure natural gas pipeline through portions of Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean counties has received approval from the the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). The BPU’s decision will allow NJNG to construct the Southern Reliability Link through portions of Upper Freehold Township in Monmouth County, and Plumsted and Jackson in Ocean County, and other municipalities.


North Lanarkshire firm wins contract for new hospital
motherwelltimes.co.uk 30 Mar, 2016
Cairnhill Structures has won a £400,000 contract for the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The firm will provide a fast track framing system which will form the skeleton of the building. Cairnhill’s in-house design team will draw up the plans for the new structure, which also offers the company’s Cairnframe system, with work due to start in May and last for five months.


ReneSola completes four solar projects in UK
greentechlead.com 30 Mar, 2016
ReneSola has completed the grid connection of four projects with a combined capacity of approximately 20 MW in the United Kingdom. In addition to design and construction, ReneSola will provide operations and maintenance services to these projects located in Barnstable, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Notthinghamshire. Under the company’s build-operate-transfer model of its solar power project business, ReneSola will operate these projects until their sale to third parties.


Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces Plans for Two New Hotels in Charlotte, North Carolina
hospitalitynet.org 30 Mar, 2016
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will continue its Southern expansion for the brand with the addition of two new hotels in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, one in the heart of the city’s downtown and other in the neighborhood of Dilworth. Both are slated to open in 2017. The downtown Charlotte Kimpton will be part of a major mixed-use project with a 25-story office tower being developed by Spectrum Properties and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors that broke ground in 2014. The 216-room hotel will include 9,175 square feet of meeting space complete with a ceremonial staircase, a signature restaurant, a fitness center and a large indoor/outdoor rooftop bar overlooking Romare Bearden Park that can accommodate private events including weddings. The Dilworth/South End Charlotte Kimpton will be developed by Charlotte-based Catellus Group and will include 128 rooms, 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space, a neighborhood restaurant, fitness center, outdoor pool and bar, and a rooftop lounge venue with private event space and sweeping views of downtown.


Ross Stores Opens 28 Outlets: Achieves Q1 Expansion Target
zacks.com 30 Mar, 2016
Ross Stores Inc. is moving on the right track with its store expansion plans as it opened 28 new stores in February and March. This includes 22 Ross Dress For Less and 6 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 different states. These new store openings signify the first leg of expansion under the company’s fiscal 2016 plan to add about 90 stores (70 Ross Dress For Less and 20 dd’s DISCOUNTS). With this, the company also achieved its store expansion target for the first quarter of fiscal 2016.


MEGlobal to build $1bn US petrochemical plant
rsc.org 30 Mar, 2016
MEGlobal has confirmed plans to build a monoethylene glycol plant on Dow Chemical’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport, Texas. The plant is expected to cost over $1 billion and will employ around 50 new workers once operational in 2019.


Bison to expand into Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis
theedgemarkets.com 29 Mar, 2016
Bison Consolidated Bhd will be expanding its business into Kelantan, Terengganu and Perlis. The company previously plans to open 115 new convenience stores across the country by 31st October, 2017 and it has identified 30 locations for its network expansion.


Fulton County businesses planning expansion projects
toledoblade.com 29 Mar, 2016
The Worthington Steel Co. expects to spend $11.6 million to add a new galvanizing line at its Fulton County facility. The plant processes coiled galvanized steel that is used in the construction and automotive industries. The company has ordered the necessary equipment and that construction is likely to start before the end of the year.


NIPSCO to Begin Natural Gas Upgrades
insideindianabusiness.com 29 Mar, 2016

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is planning a natural gas upgrade project in Munster and Highland. The project is part of a long-term effort to modernize its gas and electric infrastructure. Construction will begin next month to replace 3.5 miles of underground natural gas transmission lines and the work is expected to be completed in November.


Jordan-China group bids for pipeline to Iraq
tradearabia.com 29 Mar, 2016
A Jordanian-Chinese consortium has submitted a bid to build and operate a one-million-bpd crude oil export pipeline to the Red Sea port of Aqaba, Iraq. Jordan’s Mass Group Holding, along with a consortium of Chinese companies, submitted a service fee proposal to Iraq’s oil ministry for the project. Under the contract, crude will be supplied by the South Oil Company (SOC), via the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). In return, the consortium will be paid a service fee, compensating it for construction and fixed operating costs, as well as a throughput service charge. The deal could see a close in the first half of 2017.


Valio to invest EUR170m in new dairy snacks plant
just-food.com 29 Mar, 2016
Valio, a Finnish dairy group plans to build a plant at Riihimaki in southern Finland. The facility will manufacture yoghurts with less sugar, protein products and other delicious snacks. Products made will be sold in the domestic market as well as exported. The plant will cost EUR170m to build and construction is expected to be complete in 2017.


Nuberg wins USD 76 mn project in UAE
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 29 Mar, 2016

Nuberg has won a USD 76 million project from Emirates Chemical Factory of Saif Al Khaili Group for an alkali plant in Abu Dhabi. The project envisions to set up a 150 TPD Chlor Alkali / Caustic Chlorine plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), UAE, which will produce caustic soda and other chlorine derivatives such as Caustic Soda, Chlorine, Sodium Hypochlorite and Hydrochloric Acid. Nuberg’s project scope encapsulates engineering, procurement services, construction management, inspection and expediting services, site supervision services and commissioning.


Russia Ready to Invest $1.35Bln in Cuba’s Thermal Power Plants
sputniknews.com 29 Mar, 2016
Russian companies are ready to invest $1.35 billion in the construction of Cuban thermal power plants. Russia and Cuba signed a contract for the construction of the power units in Cuba last year. Under the deal, Russia is expected to be involved in the construction of four 200 MW units at two power plants.


Nucor to invest $4.4 million in Decatur steel operation
al.com 29 Mar, 2016
Nucor Steel will make a capital investment of $4.4 million this year at its steel manufacturing plant in Decatur. The company will buy new equipment for Nucor’s hot mill pickle line, allowing for a broader range of products to reach additional markets and attract new customers. Work on the project will begin on 1st April, 2016.


Merck to invest $168 million in Rockingham County
wsls.com 29 Mar, 2016
Merck, a global health care leader, will invest $168 million to expand its manufacturing operation near the Town of Elkton in Rockingham County. Over a period of time, the company will upgrade plant infrastructure, add manufacturing-related facilities and equipment, and undertake a personnel training initiative to support the bioprocessing environment.


Rockspring’s PanEuropean fund invests in Dutch logistics development

europe-re.com 29 Mar, 2016
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, on behalf of its PanEuropean PLP fund, has acquired a logistics warehouse development in Venlo, the Netherlands, from a prominent local developer, Van Den Boogaard with a total development cost of approximately €22m. The new 40,000m² logistics warehouse, which is 50% pre-let, will be constructed on a 60,000m² plot and is expected to complete in November 2016.


CTP begins construction of Bucharest logistics facility
europe-re.com 29 Mar, 2016
CTP has begun construction on a 30,000 sq. mtrs facility in CTPark Bucharest West, 15,000 sq. mtrs of which is already leased to logistics company OTZ. CTP purchased CTPark Bucharest West from Prologis in H2 2015, and with this new construction, will increase the built-up area of the park to 130,000 sq. mtrs. Construction on the new facility is scheduled to begin in the second half of this month, and will be delivered in September 2016.


IITA to invest US$5m to boost agric sector
ghanaweb.com 29 Mar, 2016
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a non-governmental and non-profit making organisation involved in research-for-development (R4D) on tropical cash and food crops, is to invest US$5million annually to the agricultural sector and Research-For-Development (R4D) efforts in Ghana. The investment will be carried out through joint research programmes and projects.


Ilim Group to invest over $2 billion into production facilities in Russia
lesprom.com 29 Mar, 2016
Ilim Group announced its new business plan to 2020, which includes investments of over $2 billion into existing production facilities and other operations in Russia. The overall investment program will cover all three of the Group’s production facilities in Bratsk mill, which will increase production capacity by over 300,000 tpy, improve production quality, build a new woodyard and evaporator station, Koryazhma mill, which will increase production capacity by over 130,000 tpy, build new bark boilers and turbines, modernize the recovery boiler, causticizing and lime regeneration plant, as well as paper and cardboard-making machines and Ust-Ilimsk mill, which will increase production capacity by over 100,000 tpy, build a new woodyard and modernize treatment facilities. The company is also considering the possibility of building a new softwood pulp production line in Ust-Ilimsk. The final decision will be taken by the end of the year.


Everlight Electronics expands with new facility for LED automotive lighting

evertig.com 29 Mar, 2016
Everlight Electronics, is building a new facility in Tongluo, Taiwan. The plant will be focused towards the manufacturing of automotive lighting products. The facility is scheduled to start production by the end of the second quarter of 2016


SRI South Africa Expanding Facility.
tirereview.com 29 Mar, 2016
Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ South Africa division plans to expand its Ladysmith plant, located in Kwazulu-Natal Province. The plant will now also produce TBR tires. During phase one in 2014, parent company SRI provided R1.1 billion provided for upgrading and installing new technology and equipment for manufacturing high quality passenger and SUV tires. In phase two an estimated R910 million will focus on manufacturing Dunlop branded truck and bus tires for commercial use. This Dunlop branded tires are currently imported into South Africa from SRI plants in Japan and China


Chevron Phillips Chemical Expands Polyalphaolefins Capacity at Cedar Bayou Plant

businesswire.com 29 Mar, 2016
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) has reached final investment decision to expand the low viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAO) capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas by 10,000 metric tons per year or about 20 percent. Construction will begin in April 2016 with completion and startup expected by mid-2017.


TCS’s Canadian arm inaugurates office in Toronto
moneycontrol.com 29 Mar, 2016
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has inaugurated an office in downtown Toronto to serve key markets. The facility is spread over 50,000 sq. ft on three floors, and will act as a hub for technical innovation, partner collaboration and client service.


Zambia seeks to add 420 MW to its power grid in 2016
africanews.com 29 Mar, 2016
Zambia is planning to add 420 MW to its electricity grid this year as it embarks on new generation projects. The 420 MW will come from a new 300 MW coal-fired power plant, and a 120 MW hydroelectric one. The first 60 MW units of the hydroelectric project has been commissioned in December 2015 and the rest in February. The 300 MW from the Maamba Collieries Coal fired Power Project will be made available in mid-year 2016. Another 55 MW thermal power plant due to come on stream early next year is under construction, while the government is looking for investors to build solar plants that will add 250 MW to the grid.


Water Treatment Plant Upgrade to Begin
discoverhumboldt.com 29 Mar, 2016
The City of Humboldt is ready to move forward with the water treatment plant upgrade. The tender has been awarded to VCM Construction based out of Saskatoon. The total project is about $4.35 million. The financial help with be obtained through the Building Canada Fund that covers 2/3 of the cost which is covered by both the provincial and federal governments. The work is expected to begin as soon as possible with an estimated 44 week work period.


Colombo to go ahead with housing project
The Hindu 29 Mar, 2016
The Sri Lankan government has decided to go ahead for building 65,000 houses in the civil war-hit Northern and Eastern Provinces. The project will take off in a couple of months. At present, the process of receiving feedback on the project is under way and this will go on for a few more days.


Myanmar moves forward with 66-MW Maingwa hydroelectric project
hydroworld.com 28 Mar, 2016
Myanmar is moving forward with plans to build the 66 MW Maingwa hydroelectric project. Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) and special-purpose company, Shan State East Development Company has signed a contract on 22nd March, 2016 under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) system to implement the Maingwa project in Mongla Township, located in the eastern part of Shan State.


Exim bank plans to scale up presence with more branches
economictimes.indiatimes.com 26 Mar, 2016

The Export Import Bank of India is looking to open branch offices in Ivory Coast, Sri Lanka, Nepal and China, after recently setting up a chapter in Dhaka with an eye on making India’s aid model effective. EXIM Bank of India currently has overseas presence in Washington DC, London, Singapore, Yangon, Addis Ababa and Johannesburg. As of this month, EXIM Bank of India is executing 194 development projects under lines of credit worth nearly $12 billion across continents.


Technology underpins Irish dairy expansion
irishexaminer.com 26 Mar, 2016
Pioneering technology developed at the Teagasc food research centre in Moorepark, Co Cork, is underpinning a new €20m cheese manufacturing facility for Ornua in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The technology is adapted and managed by Ornua as part of a highly integrated collaborative research programme to develop the current suite of local cheeses. The venture will provide the group with a central hub to access the high-growth dairy markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.


Wacker expands technical centre in Singapore
fibre2fashion.com 26 Mar, 2016
Wacker, a speciality chemicals producer has inaugurated its expanded technical centre in Singapore, by adding a new laboratory for developing and testing silicone elastomers. At the same time, the labs for silicones and polymeric binders, dedicated to construction applications have been expanded and refurbished. The regional competence centre will now provide technical support for customers in the electronics, personal and health care, textile, automotive, coatings and construction industry, among others. Spanning an area of more than 1,500 square metres, Wacker’s regional competence centre now houses both customer development, applications technology, and a training facility for silicones and polymers applications.


Ferrari to Open Theme Park in China
brandinginasia.com 26 Mar, 2016
Ferrari has signed a non-binding agreement with China’s Beijing Automotive Group Co and BAIC Eternaland Property Co for licensing, designing, constructing and operating a Ferrari theme park in one of the primary cities in China. The project will be Ferrari’s third themed park, following one already opened in Abu Dhabi and another due to open up next year in Spain. The park in Abu Dhabi, which features rides for children and adults, was named the Middle East’s leading tourist attraction in the World Travel Awards in 2015.


LBC Express opens new warehouse in Dubai
filipinotimes.ae 26 Mar, 2016
LBC Express, a courier and cargo brand inaugurated its new warehouse at the Al Quoz Industrial Area 1 near Al Khail Mall and Grand Mall to host its head office and call center. The expansion is part of their internal procedures through proper handling of overseas Filipino workers’ packages.


Ringier Acquires Nigerian E-Commerce Site, Dealdey
venturesafrica.com 26 Mar, 2016
DealDey the Nigerian online shopping startup has been acquired by the African subsidiary of Swiss media and e-commerce company Ringier. Ringier Africa GM Leonard Stiegeler named the acquisition as part of an expanding Africa strategy to invest fully in four verticals within Africa: classifieds, content, digital marketing, and e-commerce.


Port’s cold storage facility to be finished in summer
starnewsonline.com 26 Mar, 2016
A cold storage facility at the Port of Wilmington that’s hoping to be a hub for the export of North Carolina-produced meat and produce shall be up and running by the summer. The building, which will be about 101,000 square feet, can grow to as much as 350,000 square feet if business warrants. Once completed, the facility will house primarily food waiting to be exported. The $14.5-million project is being partly financed by Chinese investors as part of a federal program known as the Immigrant Investor Program, or ‘EB-5,’ where foreign nationals receive a U.S. green card for investing their money.


Lebanon receives $372M loan for water projects, power plant
albawaba.com 26 Mar, 2016
Lebanon has received $372.67 million in loans from the Islamic Development Bank to finance five infrastructure projects across the country. The first loan earmarks $128 million for a project to supply greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon with drinking water through Yasseri dam. This multipurpose project also involves the construction of a 12 MW power plant and a station to treat 25,000 cubic meters of water per day. The second loan, for $87.5 million, is for the development of a sanitary and water treatment center in Ghadir basin. The third loan is valued at $60.97 million and will supply south Lebanon with drinking water continuously and without any interruption. The fourth loan is valued at $26.70 million for the completion of a southern coastal road. The fifth project is valued at $69.50 million and is designed to complete a fast northern highway in Tripoli.


Tokyu Construction clinches Dhaka railway deal
asia.nikkei.com 26 Mar, 2016
Tokyu Construction has won an order to build a railway system in Bangladesh. The project, worth around 8 billion yen, is part of a Dhaka transportation system development plan being spearheaded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The contractor is to provide ground improvement and development work for the site to be used as a train depot. Work will likely start around June and be completed in the summer of 2018. Bidding for associated work and equipment is underway. Companies are currently being invited to supply 144 carriages for the line. Bidding for signaling and other traffic systems is to begin in April.


Bolivia to Invest 40 Million in Local Food Production
telesurtv.net 26 Mar, 2016
The Bolivian government will invest over 40 million dollars in local food production in order to ensure the nation’s food sovereignty. These plans include providing support for breeding small ruminants, and strengthening the production of potatoes, tomatoes, wheat, vegetables, fruits, coffee, cocoa and fish farming.


Ulverston to get new £5 million Premier Inn hotel
thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk 26 Mar, 2016

A new £5 million hotel is set to be built in Furness after planners gave it the go ahead. The 79-bedroom Premier Inn will be located on the site of Ulverston’s former abattoir on North Lonsdale Terrace. Members of South Lakeland District Council’s Planning Committee voted unanimously in favour of the hotel which will also feature a restaurant and car parking space for 76 vehicles.


Pektron invests in moulding facility
prw.com 25 Mar, 2016
Pektron, an electronics manufacturer has opened a new £1m injection moulding factory close to its headquarters. The 550 sq metre state-of-the-art facility houses five new Engel Eco-drive injection moulding machines ranging in size from 50 to 300 tonnes, newly delivered with integrated robots. Other machinery making up the injection moulding installation include a fully-automated Summit material handling system, an intelligent cooling water system which uses up to 90% less energy than a conventional chiller, low energy rotary wheel desiccant dryers, and LED lighting on demand to minimise energy consumption.


Baxter, Hi-Tech expand into SC
plasticnews.com 25 Mar, 2016
Baxter Enterprises, a Custom injection molder has committed to a $20.7 million investment to extend its production base into South Carolina. Baxter and sister company Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering are setting up a new operation in Oconee County, S.C., by moving into a new 87,000-square-foot facility in the Oconee Industry and Technology Park. South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $200,000 grant to Oconee County to assist with costs of property improvements. Job development credits are also approved for the project.


Kroger expanding store near Worthsville Road
dailyjournal.net 25 Mar, 2016
In addition to building two new locations in Johnson County, Kroger also is expanding its store off U.S. 31, near Worthsville Road. The store, which is currently about 66,000 square feet, will grow to about 100,000 square feet when the expansion is finished. The firm is hoping to begin work this summer, after getting all the approvals needed from the city.


New hotel coming to Nampa near Ford Idaho Center.
idahopress.com 25 Mar, 2016
A new 93 suites, Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel is coming soon near the Ford Idaho Center. The new hotel will be located next to the Hampton Inn and Suites and will be owned and operated by the same group, Erck Hotels. Hernandez will also oversee the new hotel. Groundbreaking is expected next spring. The suites offer amenities including in-suite kitchens, free breakfast, easy access to technology and an integrated laundry and fitness facility.


US chain strikes historic deal to open hotels in Cuba
carribbean360.com 25 Mar, 2016
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide has signed three new hotel deals in Cuba, becoming the first US-based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years. Long-time Havana icon, Hotel Inglaterra, will join The Luxury Collection and Hotel Quinta Avenida will become a Four Points by Sheraton. Both hotels will undergo renovations before raising their new brand flags later in 2016. The company has also signed a Letter of Intent to convert the famed Hotel Santa Isabel into a member of The Luxury Collection


Premier Inn to open 128-room hotel in the heart of Woolwich
southlondon-today.co.uk 25 Mar, 2016

A deal has been struck for a Premier Inn hotel and restaurant in Woolwich. Whitbread has completed a leasehold deal for a 128-bedroomed hotel and branded restaurant, pictured, which is to be located close to Woolwich’s Crossrail Station. The development, within Berkeley Homes’ Royal Arsenal Riverside development, is due for completion in spring 2017.


Japan’s JAG completes 4-MW PV plant in Okayama
renewables.seenews.com 25 Mar, 2016

Japan Asia Group has completed a 4 MW solar plant in Japan’s Okayama prefecture. The output from the plant will be sold to domestic utility Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc. The photovoltaic (PV) facility has been developed by the firm’s energy arm JAG International Energy Co. Taking up an area of 62,000 sq m, the PV plant comprises 15,568 solar panels supplied by Kyocera Corp. Japanese firm Yondenko Corp is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work.


L&T Infotech to expand presence in US, Europe
economictimes.indiatimes.com 25 Mar, 2016

L&T Infotech, a subsidiary of Larsen and Toubro (L&T), intends to expand its presence in the US and Europe and is in the process of augmenting its teams in high potential markets. The company is also looking for strategic acquisition opportunities in the Integrated Management Systems (IMS) business


Canada’s Suncor plans 240 MW of Alberta solar projects
renewables.seenews.com 25 Mar, 2016

Suncor Energy Inc is in the early stage of development of three 80-MW of solar projects in Alberta province. A System Access Service Request (SASR) has been submitted to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) for each one. The solar farms are to be hooked to the grid by March 2018.


Feds join wind energy transmission project
thehill.com 25 Mar, 2016
The Department of Energy (DOE) will join a renewable energy company in planning and developing a 705-mile wind power transmission line project. The project called the Plains and Eastern Clean Line will deliver up to 4,000 MW of wind power generated in Oklahoma and Texas to parts of the Midsouth and Southeastern United States.


Electric Grid Monitoring Laboratory Opens at UC San Diego
hpcwire.com 25 Mar, 2016
Engineers from academia and industry will harness the power of control theory to help improve the way electric power grids are operated in San Diego and beyond in a new research laboratory that opened this month on the University of California, San Diego campus. Called SyGMA for ‘Synchrophasor Grid Monitoring and Automation’, the new industry-sponsored facility is located at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). The SyGMA lab collects and analyzes data from a device called a synchrophasor, which monitors conditions on power transmission lines. This includes currents, voltage, and specific properties of electricity such as frequency, phase angle, and real and reactive power flow.


Tomah Memorial Hospital planning new facility
weau.com 25 Mar, 2016
Tomah Memorial Hospital plans a $72 million project which will include a 130,000 square foot hospital, an 80,000 square foot medical office building, and a 50,000 square foot community wellness facility on the city’s south side. Construction is expected to begin in August 2017 and could take up to two years to get completed.


Cliffs suggests a $750 million iron plant for Minnesota
twincities.com 25 Mar, 2016
Cliffs Natural Resources will build a $750 million, Direct-Reduced Iron (DRI) plant in Minnesota. The DRI plant will produce iron pellets or nuggets made from Minnesota taconite iron ore that is first made into a DRI-ready pellet.


Belgium-based manufacturer to add 100 jobs in Rogers
stuttgartdailyleader.com 25 Mar, 2016

Bekaert, which manufactures steel cord for the tire industry will increase the Rogers plant’s production capacity by 50 percent over the next several years. The Rogers plant was opened in 1989 and currently employs 350 people.


Samsung to set up R&D centre in Vietnam
retail.economictimes.indiatimes.com 25 Mar, 2016

Samsung Electronics has been approval by Vietnamese government to build a $300 million research and development centre in the capital Hanoi. Once operational in 2019, the 21-storey facility will cover three hectares, employ about 6,000 people and develop high-tech electronic and telecommunication products.


Adhesives Plant Expansion Opens Adding U.S. Manufacturing Jobs
benzinga.com 25 Mar, 2016
Hernon Manufacturing’s expansion of its manufacturing facility at 121 Tech Drive in Sanford, Florida will be officially opened on 5th April, 2016. The expansion quadruples the original 25,000 square foot plant and the project cost is estimated at $2MM. The company is spending another $500,000 on equipment for the new building and the project is expected to nearly triple Hernon’s production capacity.


Alliance Laundry Systems looks at $58 million expansion in Ripon
wrn.com 25 Mar, 2016
Alliance Laundry Systems, a commercial laundry manufacturer is to invest in a $58 million expansion of its Ripon headquarters got a big boost this week, after the Fond du Lac County Board has signed-off on an agreement for loans and tax incentives for the project. The agreement between Alliance Laundry System, the county, and the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation amends a previous performance-based $6 million loan to the company, while also providing up to $1.5 million in payment credit incentives for each job the project creates. The expansion involves a new warehouse and upgrading existing facilities.


One Well Brewing starts bottling 3 mainstay beers
mlive.com 25 Mar, 2016
One Well Brewing, located at 4213 Portage St. in Kalamazoo’s Milwood neighborhood, started selling three of its mainstay beers in 22-ounce bottles earlier this month. Also, the firm is in the process of expanding to a new production facility and it plans to close in April on a 10,000-square-foot production facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Hoekstra Meat Co. processing plant, at 3618 Gembrit Circle, will allow the firm to brew their popular beer, along with creating a cooperative that could help fellow microbreweries.


Electronics manufacturer seeks major expansion in Elk Grove
egcitizen.com 25 Mar, 2016
An agreement has been made between the Fremont-based NRC Manufacturing, the city of Elk Grove and the Kamilos Cos., for developing a 230,000-square-foot facility at Highway 99 and Kammerer Road. The facility will become the second campus of NRC Manufacturing, which is a prototype manufacturer of electronic components used inside consumer and business telecommunications, defense and consumer electronics devices.


Uganda: Kenya-Tanzania Row Over Oil Pipeline Deal
allafrica.com 25 Mar, 2016
Government of Kenya is to analyse the cost-benefit of the proposed routes for the multi-billion dollar pipeline infrastructure. This is the first proposed route destination of the pipeline from the Albertine Graben/Hoima via Kenya’s Lokichar oil belt at Lokichar. The route to Lamu is approximately 1,300 km (808 mile) with a tagged cost of $4.5b. The second proposed route is from Hoima snaking down south to Tanzania via Masaka to Bukoba to the Tanga port at the Indian Ocean. The route measures approximately 1,403 kilometer (876-miles) pegged on a cost of $4b.


ISO Board Approves 13 New Projects in 2016 Transmission Plan
power-eng.com 25 Mar, 2016
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) Board of Governors has approved the 2016 Transmission Plan, which calls for the construction of 13 projects at a total estimated cost of $288 million. The projects in the plan are identified in 2015 before California increased its renewable energy target to 50 percent by 2030.


Samsung BioLogics begins mass production at its second plant.
pulsenews.co.kr 25 Mar, 2016
Samsung BioLogics Co., has commenced production at its second plant in Songdo, Incheon, west of Seoul with a combined annual capacity of the first and second factories reaching 180,000 liters. The trial bio-medicines currently being produced in the second plant will be available in the U.S. market when it receives approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after its plant inspection. The company needs to receive separate approval from the European Medicines Agency to supply drugs to European countries.


Chinas Tsinghua Unigroup to Invest $30 billion in Semiconductors
businesskorea.co.kr 25 Mar, 2016
Tsinghua Unigroup has a US$30 billion investment plan. The company will raise funds from local governments and private equity funds in order to compete with foreign giants, like Samsung Electronics and also it plans to build a memory plant in China and hire the talent needed to build the business.


Chinese Groups Invest $14b in Scottish Infrastructure Projects
en.yibada.com 25 Mar, 2016
The Chinese groups’ will invest $14 billion to build railway infrastructure in Scotland. Scotland’s commuting system and local employment are expected to improve as Chinese investment group SinoFortone Group and China Railway No 3 Engineering Group has signed an MoU with the Government of Scotland to undertake infrastructure projects worth nearly $14.3 billion.


Weltec Biopower upgrades municipal wastewater treatment plant in Bavaria
rewmag.com 23 Mar, 2016
Technical operator SüdWasser GmbH, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany, has commissioned the biogas plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower, Vechta, Germany, as the general contractor for the setup of an anaerobic digestion unit and the use of sewage gas to generate energy in a combined heat and power (CHP) plant for the existing wastewater treatment plant in Burgebrach, Bavaria, Germany.


AIANA Hotels & Resorts announces the launch of AIANA Makkah; a 611 Room Hotel that will welcome pilgrims by end of 2016
thehansindia.com 23 Mar, 2016
Aiana Hotels & Resorts with an Indian service ethos has launched the 611 room hotel in the Holy City of Makkah. Scheduled to open in Q3 2016, Aiana Makkah will be the first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Aiana property to welcome guests.


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to expand facilities over summer
dailytargum.com 23 Mar, 2016
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is planning for the construction of a 100,000-square-foot expansion project set to start late summer. The expansion includes a 42,000-square-foot expansion along French Street which will focus on the intensive care unit and operating room, an 8,000-square-foot expansion on Little Albany Street which will focus on multiple internal reorganizations and the emergency department and a renovation project within the hospital that will encompass 50,000 square feet. The project’s construction time is estimated to take about 18 to 24 months to complete.


Al Rawabi to invest Dh80m in expansion in 2016
gulfnews.com 23 Mar, 2016
Al Rawabi, a UAE-based dairy company will invest Dh80 million in 2016 to expand production and enter new export markets in the region. This year, the company will add an automated facility which will help increase output to 70 per cent from 30 per cent today. The company currently produces 175,000 liters of fresh juice products and 325,000 liters of dairy products daily


GR’s Firstronic to invest $1.85 million, add 50 jobs
woodtv.com 23 Mar, 2016
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has approved a $200,000 performance-based grant for Firstronic, an electronics manufacturer for expanding again in Grand Rapids. The company plans to use the grant towards a $1.85 million investment in automation technology and training in its Michigan Street facility.


Northumbrian Water invest £8m in Sunderland
bglive.com 23 Mar, 2016
Northumbrian Water will invest £8m to upgrade its sewer network in Sunderland. The scheme will improve the performance and resilience of the water company’s network in Roker, Seaburn and St Peter’s. Work is due to begin in November 2016 and is estimated to be completed by the following year.


Deschutes Brewery to invest $85m in new facility in Roanoke, Virginia
drinks-business-review.com 23 Mar, 2016

Deschutes Brewery is planning to invest $85m to set up the ‘Brew 4’ Eastern US brewery in the City of Roanoke, Virginia. Initially the new brewery will produce around 150,000 barrels and the capacity will be increased as per requirements. Construction on the site is slated to begin in 2019.


Cascadia Healthcare To Break Ground On Two New Transitional Care Facility Sites In Boise And Nampa Idaho
prnewswire.com 23 Mar, 2016
Cascadia Healthcare LLC will break ground on two new Transitional Care Facility developments beginning in the summer of 2016. Cascadia’s projects will be state-of-the-art, 99-bed Transitional Rehab and skilled long-term care focused facilities. Each of the facilities will be comprised of three distinct buildings consisting of nearly 52,000 total square feet.


HRH secures Brownsburg site for $48M facility
flyergroup.com 23 Mar, 2016
Hendricks Regional Health officials has secured the purchase of vacant farmland to construct a new emergency room and outpatient center on the east side of Brownsburg. The 100,000 square foot retail healthcare center will be built on the northwest corner of Interstate 74 and Ronald Reagan Parkway near exit 68. The center will house an emergency room and immediate care center, lab and radiology services, a comprehensive women’s center, physical rehabilitation, physician offices, a retail pharmacy, specialty clinic and additional retail space. The facility will cost an estimated $48 million to construct and is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2017.


Vetter Breaks Ground on New Production Facility
pharmtech.com 23 Mar, 2016
Vetter, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for the development, commercial manufacturing, and final packaging of aseptically prefilled drug-delivery systems, announced the construction of a €70 million, new building at a groundbreaking ceremony held at its Ravensburg Schuetzenstrasse site on 22nd March, 2016. The seven-story building will cover a total of 8000 square meters and include a cleanroom with supportive media systems. The new facility is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018.


Key Plastics launches new flatbed paint system at Mexico site
chemicals-technology.com 23 Mar, 2016
Key Plastics has launched a new, flatbed paint system that paints plastic parts for automotive interiors at its plant in Chihuahua, Mexico. Equipped with in-house-designed software, the system can process more than 100 different colours, including high gloss and piano black. With the new system, the company, which is involved in the design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly of automotive interior, exterior and under-the-hood plastic components, continues to expand its global manufacturing capabilities.


Skincare firm Galderma expanding in North Fort Worth with Texas grant
bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com 23 Mar, 2016

Galderma, a skincare products firm will spend $22 million to expand its U.S. headquarters located near Interstate 35W. The company plans to add a 100,000-square-foot building and the Texas Enterprise Fund is providing a grant of $2.052 million for the expansion.


Lidl wants to build a brand new “modern” store in St Austell
cornishguardian.co.uk 23 Mar, 2016
Lidl is planning to open a new store in St Austell, England. The new 1,828 sqm store if approved by Cornwall Council will be on Daniel’s Lane on the former Totem site, next to Tesco.


Turnberry wants to build new project on Alton Road
therealdeal.com 23 Mar, 2016
Turnberry Associates and Elion Partners has submitted plans for a new five-story project on Miami Beach’s ever-changing Alton Road. The proposal, includes a mixed-use building with 28,142 square feet of ground-floor retail, a parking garage with 204 spaces and 36 residential units.


Pullman opens first new-build hotel in the UK
businesstraveller.com 23 Mar, 2016
Accorhotel’s Pullman brand has opened its 216-room first new-build property in the UK. The Executive floor of the hotel has a lounge for up to 35 guests, and access to the recently-opened 8,100 sqm Exhibition Centre Liverpool, while the hotel itself offers three meetings rooms, a business centre (aka The Connectivity Lounge), and a gym.


Jonesboro Factory Expansion to Create more than 100 New Jobs.
arkansasmatters.com 23 Mar, 2016
FMH Conveyors is constructing a new 195,000 square foot facility in Jonesboro, at an investment of $12.5 million. The company manufactures conveyor belts for loading and unloading trucks at distribution centers and stores.


Drake & Scull wins $93m Doha Metro contract
meconstructionnews.com 23 Mar, 2016

The Drake & Scull has won a $93.4m contract for work on rail depots linked to the Doha Metro in Qatar. The contract has been awarded by the Japanese contractor Fujita Corporation, which is undertaking work on the metro’s Red and Green lines. Under the agreement, the Drake & Scull Rail division will undertake the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) building services for depots, stabling yards and associated buildings related to the Red and Green lines. Delivery is scheduled for 2019.


Sarens wins oil refinery contract
khl.com 23 Mar, 2016
Sarens, a global heavy lift and transport company has received the heavy lift contract from Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) to support the construction and expansion activities at an oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. With an estimated 10-month completion timeline, the contract includes the heavy lift and placement of 48 modules and two tower vessels.


Chip Mong Insee Cement starts work on US$262m cement plant
globalcement.com 23 Mar, 2016
The Chip Mong Insee Cement (CMIC) company has started building a US$262m cement plant in Kampot province. The plant will have a cement production capacity of 1.5Mt/yr when completed in 2018.


Huaxin Gayur-Sughdcement cement plant commissioned in Tajikistan
globalcement.com 23 Mar, 2016
The Huaxin Gayur-Sughdcement US$127m, 1Mt/yr cement plant in northern Tajikistan has been commissioned. The plant has been built by the Tajik Ghayur-Sughd Cement company in partnership with the Chinese Huaxin Gayur Cement company. A 25 MW hydropower plant is also built to provide the plant with a regular electricity supply.


BRIEF-ISE group, Total and Sunpower Corporation to build solar power plant in Japan

in.reuters.com 23 Mar, 2016
ISE group, Total and Sunpower Corporation will build a 27 MW solar power plant in Nanao, Japan. The project is jointly managed by ISE group, which will own 50 percent, Total and Sunpower Corporation will share remaining 50 percent equity portion. The commercial operations is planned in Q1 2017.


Airtel signs pact with ATC for tower sale in Tanzania
moneycontrol.com 22 Mar, 2016
Bharti Airtel has entered into an agreement with American Tower Corporation (ATC) for the sale of about 1,350 mobile towers in East African country Tanzania. Under the agreement, ATC may acquire up to approximately 100 additional sites currently in development for an additional consideration. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.


Funding is secured to build steel mill in Durant
newsok.com 22 Mar, 2016
The Commercial Metals Co. has secured $21 million in New Markets Tax Credit funds to build an environmentally sustainable steel manufacturing facility in Durant. When completed in late 2017, the micro steel mill will utilize a production line process called “continuous-continuous,” powered by an electric arc furnace. The steel mill is expected to be capable of producing 380,000 tons of steel rebar from recycled scrap.


Rajesh Exports wins export order worth Rs 1,045 crore
economictimes.indiatimes.com 22 Mar, 2016

Rajesh Exports has won a Rs. 1,045 crore export order from Singapore. This order will be executed at its manufacturing facility in Bengaluru and is to be completed by 31st May, 2016.


JSPL commissions 1.4 MTPA Rebar Mill in Oman
BS 22 Mar, 2016
Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) has commissioned a $190 million, 1.4 MTPA Rebar Mill at Sohar, Oman. The technology for the new mill has been provided by Danieli of Italy, a world-leading supplier of equipment and plants to metals industry.


TVR announces new production facility in South Wales
cardealermagazine.co.uk 22 Mar, 2016

TVR, a sports carmaker will build a new production facility in the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone in South Wales. The Welsh Government will invest significant sums in the carmaker’s future, further enhancing the manufacturing project which represents more than £30m of capital expenditure over the next five years. The contracts to locate the new facility has been signed on 18th March, 2016. TVR is currently looking at several specific options for the precise location of the factory, which is set to be announced in the coming weeks.


Enphase opens $4.4m R&D facility in New Zealand
pv-magazine.com 22 Mar, 2016
Enphase Energy has opened a $4.4 million research and development (R&D) facility in Christchurch, New Zealand. The R&D facility is expected to further Enphase’s compliance testing and verification capabilities for its microinverters, as well as expanding the firm’s development of its AC battery modular energy storage system.


Ford to invest 200 million euros to build SUV in Romania
reuters.com 22 Mar, 2016
Ford Motor Co will invest up to 200 million euros to build its smaller sport utility vehicle EcoSport at its Romanian unit Automobile Craiova. The company will start producing the vehicle from autumn of 2017.


Honda to add 100 jobs, invest $52M in Greensburg plant
wishty.com 22 Mar, 2016
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana will invest around $40 million to enhance production capabilities of its 1.3 million-square-foot plant in order to manufacture the CR-V. The facility will begin producing the vehicle in early 2017. The additional $12.37 million will go toward building a new 20,000-square-foot training facility.


CCM Duopharma to invest RM141mil in new facilities
thestar.com.my 22 Mar, 2016
CCM Duopharma Biotech Bhd (CCMD), a maker of medicine and pharmaceutical products, is planning to build new manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Klang, Selangor, for a total cost of RM140.8mil. Around RM103.7mil will be allocated for the new plant including machinery and RM37.1mil for the new warehouse with roof-top car park. The project will be partially funded by proceeds from the RM113mil rights issue exercise completed last year, with the remaining through a combination of internally generated funds and borrowing. The construction of both the projects is expected to start in the third quarter of this year, and barring any unforeseen circumstances, is due for completion by the end of 2018.


Daimler to invest €250 mln at Hungarian plant
bbj.hu 22 Mar, 2016
Daimler will invest €250 mln on technological developments and capacity expansion at its plant in Kecskemet. The investment is to be carried out in the next three years, to be completed in 2018.


Italy’s Conad To Invest Over €20 Million In Logistics Hub
esmmagazine.com 22 Mar, 2016
Conad del Tirreno is investing over €20 million over the next four years to build the largest logistics hub in Central Italy. The project will be built in three stages, the first of which shall be completed in the first quarter of 2017.


Europe’S Largest Wine Bottling Facility Expands
thedrinksbusiness.com 22 Mar, 2016
The new high-speed bottling line at Accolade Park in Bristol, owned by Accolade Wines, producer of Hardys, Banrock Station, Echo Falls and Kumala, has been officially opened this week. The facility will able to fill 1,200 bottles of wine every minute, tripling its output to produce around 600 million bottles every year.


Triangle Opens New HP Tire Facility
tirereview.com 22 Mar, 2016
Triangle Group Co. began production of high-performance passenger car tires at its newest plant in China, located in the Weihai Nanhai New District in Shandong Province. The new facility will operate under Triangle Group Huayang Co., a subsidiary of Triangle Group, and is the fifth plant for the company. Phase 1 capacity of the plant is 4 million units a year, with the potential to double to 8 million. Tires produced at the factory are expected to be exported to markets such as Northern Europe, Russia, and North America.


Natcore Technology Engaged To Develop 10mw Solar Facility
prnewswire.com 22 Mar, 2016
Natcore Technology Inc. has been engaged to oversee development of a 10 MW photovoltaic solar array in Placencia, Belize coming up on 90 acres of land. Natcore will oversee development of the project in conjunction with Catalyst565, Inc., a globally oriented and regionally diversified energy development company headquartered in New York City. Catalyst565 will capitalize pre-development expenses and will bring together the key partners needed for this project, with Natcore serving as the technology partner and advisor.


Orlando Health and the Healthcare District have partnered to build the first hospital in Horizon West.
orangeobserver.com 22 Mar, 2016
The West Orange Healthcare District and Orlando Health has announced a $100 million plan that includes two major additions to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee as well as a new 70,000-square-foot hospital in Horizon West. The new hospital will include a freestanding emergency department, outpatient diagnostics and laboratory services, offices for primary-care physicians and specialists, and a human performance and wellness center. The other two projects include a 30,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer center and a 100-bed skilled nursing facility both of which will be located on the Health Central campus. The district will fund $75 million of the $100 million plan. Construction on the Horizon West hospital will begin this fall and to be complete by the end of 2017. Construction on the Ocoee facilities shall begin later this year and to be complete by 2018.


Armour Self Storage to Open New Facility in West El Paso, TX
insideselfstorage.com 22 Mar, 2016
Armour Self Storage is developing a new property in West El Paso, Texas. The four-story facility will comprise 95,000 square feet of climate-controlled storage space and it will feature covered loading docks, a rental office with retail space, two elevators, and rental mailboxes. Construction is slated to begin on 1st September, 2016. Capco Steel Inc. has been selected as the general contractor for the project. James Suerken, a local architect, assisted in the development of the site plan and renderings.


Pork processing facility to be built in Mason City, Iowa
farms.com 22 Mar, 2016
Prestage Foods of Iowa, LLC intends to build a state-of-the-art, $240 million, pork processing facility on a proposed tract in Mason City, Iowa. The project will involve the design and construction of a new 650,000 square foot hog processing facility that will operate on one shift, processing 10,000 hogs per day and producing 600 million pounds of pork annually. Construction is set to begin, pending finalization of state permits and approvals, in the summer of 2016 with completion and first shift operations beginning in mid-2018.


Thor Industries Inc. to expand in Bristol
elkharttruth.com 22 Mar, 2016
Thor Industries Inc. is expanding in Bristol. With the purchase of a 128,000-square-foot production facility on about 18 acres of land, the expansion will allow the company to increase production capacity at its Thor Motor Coach subsidiary. The company anticipates initial production to begin at the new location in the end of its fiscal year. The facility will establish a dedicated production line for our new upscale Quantum Class C RV line following the strong initial response from dealers and consumers since its introduction this past fall.


Kobe Steel to open rubber machinery company in China
tirereview.com 22 Mar, 2016
Kobe Steel has invested 40 million yen to open a Chinese company to sell tire and rubber machinery in April. The company, Kobelco Machinery System Engineering Qingdao Co. (KMQ), will be headquartered in Qingdao, Shangdong Province, and will also provide after-sales service. KMQ will supply rubber mixers, twin screw roller head extruders and tire testing machines used to manufacture passenger car tires, as well as construction equipment and other rubber products.


Hill bags deal to oversee build of GCC-backed, $900m Morocco project
thenational.ae 22 Mar, 2016
The project management firm Hill International has been awarded a contract to oversee the first phase of a US$900 million mixed-use development in Morocco’s capital, Rabat. The contract is awarded by an affiliate of UAE-backed Wessal Capital to manage Wessal Bouregreg, a project that will include a 5,000 square metres shopping mall, 4,200 homes and 104,600 sq metres of office space, parks and a waterfront promenade.


Vitrox Corp allocates RM120mil to expand Penang operations
thestar.com.my 21 Mar, 2016
Vitrox Corp Bhd is allocating RM120mil to expand its operations in Penang this year and in 2017 to meet the rising global demand for its machine vision and vision inspection equipment. The amount will be spent to complete the new facility in Batu Kawan, scheduled for operation in mid-2017, and to purchase production equipment for the existing plant in Bayan Lepas, which is 80% utilised.


OMV signs gas field evaluation deal with Adnoc
tradearabia.com 21 Mar, 2016
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), Vienna-based oil and gas company OMV, and Occidental Petroleum from the US has signed an evaluation agreement for oil and gas fields North-West Offshore Abu Dhabi. An agreement is reached for conducting a four-year seismic, drilling and engineering work program for exploration, appraisal and potential field developments in the Ghasha and Hail areas.


CIMIC wins Gold Coast light rail contract
sbs.com.au 21 Mar, 2016
CIMIC has won a contract to build stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail, after Queensland government finalised $420m in project funding. CIMIC’s construction arm CPB Contractors will start work on the project in April. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2017. CIMIC’s work will include a 7.3 km dual track alignment, three additional light rail stations, and two car park facilities.


Yongnam wins contracts worth S$49.5m in Singapore and Hong Kong
straitstimes.com 21 Mar, 2016
Yongnam Holdings has secured two contracts worth a combined S$49.5 million. The two projects comprise a structural steelwork sub-contract for the proposed 19-storey mixed-use development housing the future Outram Community Hospital in Singapore, and a specialist civil engineering sub-contract for the Hong Kong MTR Shatin to Central Line Cross Harbour Tunnel.


€860k for water pipes upgrade
independent.ie 21 Mar, 2016
€860,000 is being invested in water main upgrades along the Kilhile Road, Wellingtonbridge and Ballymitty areas over the coming months. Work at Kilhile, which began in late February, involves the rehabilitation of 2.9km of watermains and is designed to eliminate the significant supply interruptions experienced in the area. This work is scheduled to be complete by the end of April.


RCR wins Origin solar project contract
au.news.yahoo.com 21 Mar, 2016
RCR Tomlinson has won a contract to provide initial design and engineering plans for a proposed solar farm at Dalby in Queensland. The work is a precursor to RCR winning a design and construct contract for the development of the Origin Energy project. The final contract is still subject to various state and federal regulatory approvals, achievement of grant funding and a final investment decision by Origin.


Emiroll to set up aluminium coil plant in Abu Dhabi
tradearabia.com 21 Mar, 2016
Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll) is set to build a new plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), Abu Dhabi, UAE, on a 900,000-sq-ft area at an investment of Dh440 million. The new plant is expected to go on-stream by the third quarter of 2017. Once operational, Emiroll will manufacture 65,000 tonnes of aluminium coils per annum, including 45,000 tonnes of cold-rolled and 20,000 tonnes of hot-rolled aluminium for applications in downstream industries, such as automotive body parts, roller-shutters, garage castings, container trays, cans and aerosols.


Ontario to invest $4.22 million to support R&D expansion project at Baylis’ Mississauga manufacturing plant
news-medical.net 21 Mar, 2016
Ontario is partnering with Baylis Medical Company, supplier of cardiology and radiology products, to support an R&D expansion project at the company’s Mississauga manufacturing plant. Through its Jobs and Prosperity Fund, a $2.7 billion plan to bolster the local economy and increase exports, Ontario will invest up to $4.22 million in Baylis’ new state-of-the-art facility, which will double the company’s environmentally-controlled rooms and R&D spaces. This expansion will allow Baylis to almost double its exports over the next seven years.


Rostelecom to invest RUB 150 mln in Yekaterinburg
telecompaper.com 21 Mar, 2016
Rostelecom plans to invest RUB 150 million in the development of its fibre network in the Yekaterinburg region this year. By the end of the year, 40,000 additional households will be covered with the broadband network in the region, and 180 km of fibre lines will be built. The deployment will be carried out in 35 settlements. The most amount of broadband ports will be launched in Yekaterinburg, Kamensk-Uralskiy, Asbest, Kachkanar, Karpinsk, Alapayevsk, Rezh and in some other agglomerations.


Daimler to Invest Over $500 Million in Connected Truck Tech
ngtnews.com 21 Mar, 2016
Daimler Trucks will invest $564 million over the next five years in an effort to advance connected truck technologies, including autonomous multi-truck platoons connected by WiFi


A123 Systems Announces New Manufacturing Facility in the Czech Republic

businesswire.com 21 Mar, 2016
A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, is expanding its operations in Europe by opening a new manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic city of Ostrava. With the assistance of CzechInvest, the company will open the manufacturing plant in Ostrava and expects to begin production in the second half of 2016. The system assembly capacity in phase one of the factory will exceed 600,000 units per year and the company expects to reach this level of production in the next few years based on business it has already been awarded.


Microsoft, Partners to Build Solar Power Facility in Virginia
goyconwire.com 21 Mar, 2016
Microsoft has entered into a public-private partnership with Dominion Virginia Power and the Government of Virginia to build a facility that will work to provide solar energy to the state. The facility is expected to feed 20 MW of solar energy to Virginia’s power grid beginning 2017.


Ardagh Group Invests €2.4m In Automated Warehousing Facility
foodbey.com 21 Mar, 2016
Ardagh Group will invest €2.4m in an automated warehousing facility at its production plant in Deventer, Netherlands. The investment will include the implementation of new stock management solutions, delivering an enhanced service to Ardagh’s customers. The €2.4m injection also includes a fleet of fully automated forklift trucks, controlled by advanced software to manage the operation of the 7,500 square metre warehouse in a full lights out environment. The project is a collaboration between Ardagh Group and AGVE, a global supplier of AGV-systems.


Equinix puts $76M into new Brazil facility
seekingalpha.com 21 Mar, 2016
Equinix plans its fifth International Business Exchange data center in Brazil, launching with an initial $76M investment in a new facility for São Paulo. The SP3 data center, set to be finished in Q1 2017, has space for up to five additional phases beyond the launch and will double the company’s inventory in Brazil with another 2,800 cabinets. The move is part of a new push by Equinix to expand its global interconnection platform to almost 150 data centers by year’s end.


Rancho Cordova chemical company spending $40 million to expand
bizjournals.com 21 Mar, 2016
Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC is spending $40 million this year to expand its manufacturing in California and Texas. The company has production facilities in Rancho Cordova and La Porte, Texas. Both facilities will increase their capacity by 50 percent.


EvoEnergy completes the largest rooptop PV system in the UK
greentechlead.com 21 Mar, 2016
EvoEnergy, a solar PV developer has completed the fourth largest rooftop PV system in the UK for Lyreco, with the installation of a 3.811 MWp solar array at its national distribution centre in Telford. The facility will be owned and operated through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement by Addison Energy.


Spartan Motors to build new $5.5M plant, add jobs in Charlotte
lansingstatejournal.com 21 Mar, 2016
Spartan Motors will build a new manufacturing plant on its Charlotte campus next year. The 85,000-square-foot facility will manufacture and assemble diesel delivery trucks. The construction is likely begin next February.


Upstate Medical to build new $140-million health care facility
localsyr.com 21 Mar, 2016
Upstate Medical University is planning a massive $140-million addition to its health system. The proposed center will likely be located in the parking lot on East Adams Street, right across from the hospital’s main entrance and it will feature a variety of outpatient services, like an urgent care facility. The cost of the project will be split between a State grant and debt payments by the hospital.


Dangote Tomato plant begins production
thenewsnigeria.com.ng 21 Mar, 2016
The newly-established Dangote Tomato Processing Factory in Kadawa, Kano State has the capacity to process 120 tonnes of fresh tomatoes per day at full capacity. The company, which began test production last week, has processed 500 tonnes of tomatoes.


Chinese govt firm to invest $2.7b in Bandar Malaysia
straitstimes.com 21 Mar, 2016
The China Railway Group (CREC) will invest S$2.72 billion to develop a regional centre in Bandar Malaysia, a project owned by the scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Bandar Malaysia’s development blueprint also includes an underground city which is modelled after a similar one in Montreal, Canada, with its mixed development which includes financial and commercial centres, tourism and shopping facilities, an indoor theme park, a cultural village and themed theatres.


US$90m upgrade starts at GCC Dacotah cement plant in Rapid City
globalcement.com 21 Mar, 2016
The GCC (Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua) Dacotah cement plant in Rapid City has started a US$90m upgrade. The project will include new kiln equipment, provision for co-processing alternative fuels and improvements to the plant’s shipping operations. The upgrade will increase the plant’s cement production capacity to 1.3Mt/yr.


CoorsTek to invest $120M in advanced-materials center
bizwest.com 21 Mar, 2016
CoorsTek Inc, manufacturer of engineered ceramics, semiconductor tooling, plastic tubing, medical devices and other industrial products plans to invest $120 million to create a Center for Advanced Materials in Golden to support the development of new materials. The center will be a place where CoorsTek’s experts and its customers’ experts can collaborate on innovations and it will have a research and development hub outfitted with leading-edge equipment to develop ceramic materials and processes for a variety of next-generation applications.


India’s Tata to expand BPO operations in PHL
mb.com.ph 20 Mar, 2016
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is expanding its operations in the Philippines. The company will be adding a 1,500-seat facility in Angeles City, Pampanga and it will be ready by month of May.


ENOC to construct 16km pipe extension to AMIA
constructionweekonline.com 20 Mar, 2016

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), with its subsidiary Horizon Terminals, will begin construction of the underground 16 km jet fuel pipeline expansion that links its storage space terminal in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South, in Q4 2016. Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) for the pipe expansion to Al Maktoum International Airport is currently in progress, and also is anticipated to come on-stream by the fourth quarter of 2018.


Qatar’s polysilicon plant on track for 2016 launch
tradearabia.com 20 Mar, 2016
Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) polysilicon plant in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is in final stages of construction. There are two polysilicon trains under construction which will produce 8,000 tonnes per annum. The exports of polysilicon (a key ingredient used in over 90 per cent of the world’s solar modules) to QSTec’s customers will commence later this year.


Hubco’s $2.4 billion coal-fired power plant nears completion
brecorder.com 19 Mar, 2016
Hub Power Company (Hubco) is in advanced stages of developing 2X660 MW coal-fired power plant at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion. The project will be developed via a joint venture (JV) company named CPHGC, which has already been incorporated under the laws of Pakistan. A part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Hubco is the only power project under CPEC in Balochistan. The project is being undertaken through a joint venture between Hubco and China Power International Holding Limited (CPIH), a wholly-owned core enterprise of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), one of the five State Power Corporations in China


Texas utility firm presses Iowa for a permit to construct Bakken pipeline
omaha.com 19 Mar, 2016
The Iowa Utilities Board voted unanimously to approve plans by Dakota Access LLC for a pipeline that will transport up to 570,000 barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Patoka, Illinois. The officials will not approve a permit until the company met certain conditions, including providing liability insurance of at least $25 million. The company has told the board this week that it has already fulfilled the requirements to receive a state permit.


Skanska to construct phase of Malarbanan rail project
think-railways.com 19 Mar, 2016
Skanska and the Swedish Transport Administration has signed a SEK 400 million agreement for the expansion of Malarbanan between Spanga and Barkarby, north of Stockholm. The project is a turnkey contract covering the expansion of Malarbanan from two to four tracks on a three-kilometer section as well as a new platform. Construction start of preparatory work is planned for the summer 2016 and the project is expected to be fully completed during 2019.


Highway 12 to be rerouted for Willmar railroad bypass project
wctrib.com 19 Mar, 2016
U.S. Highway 12 will be rerouted south of its current location from approximately Seventh Avenue Northwest to just past Kandiyohi County Road 5, as part of the Willmar railroad bypass project. The project has until September 2017 to finish the environmental review process in order to receive the $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation last year.


New 16-story hotel to be constructed in Long Island City, near largest housing project in North America
qns.com 19 Mar, 2016
Ampiera Group has purchased the 16,140 square-foot site to construct a 16-storey, 139-room hotel at 38-70 12th Street near the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City. The first and 16th floors will be occupied by restaurants and each of the remaining floors will have 10 to 11 rooms each. An open parking lot with five spots will also be constructed and an underground garage will have enough room for 27 cars. The entire project totals 80,387 square feet of commercial space.


Groundbreaking planned Friday for new Nampa hotel
idahopress.com 19 Mar, 2016
Peppertree Hospitality plans to build a new $5 million, 81-room, four-story hotel Best Western Plus Hotel. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on 25th March, 2016.


Mediacom to invest $1 billion in broadband upgrade
globegazette.com 19 Mar, 2016
Mediacom Communications plans to invest $1 billion over the next three years to, among other projects, upgrade and expand its national broadband network. Project Gigabit will be a wide-scale deployment of 1 gigabit per second broadband services to nearly all of the 3 million homes and businesses within the 1,500 communities located in Mediacom’s 22-state footprint.


Aerospace company Orbital ATK plans to expand its site in Gilbert
trivalleycentral.com 19 Mar, 2016
Orbital ATK, an aerospace and defense company will add 60,000 square feet to a site that includes a facility for manufacturing space satellites in Gilbert. The company also has facilities in the adjacent cities of Chandler and Mesa.


REI to expand Fort Collins store
coloradoan.com 19 Mar, 2016
REI, an outdoor gear retailer is expanding its Fort Collins store into adjacent space occupied by Aaron Brothers Art and Framing, which plans to close. The $1.38 million project will add more than 30,000 square feet for fitting rooms, restrooms, storage and cashiers, more than doubling REI’s existing space. The expansion will give REI more than 50,000-square-feet at its store at 4025 S.College Ave., in Midtown Fort Collins.


Plans to build new scooter store
wilmslow.co.uk 19 Mar, 2016
Avantage Mobility Scooter Stores has submitted plans to build a new scooter store with parking bays for 11 mobility scooters at the site of Oakmere retirement apartments on Spath Lane, Handforth. The last date for submitting comments is 31st March, 2016 and a decision is expected by 2nd May, 2016.


CNN to hire 200, invest $20 million into expansion
atlantadailyworld.com 18 Mar, 2016
Cable News Network plans to hire more than 200 people and spend $20 million on digital expansion. The new hires will include mobile product developers, journalists, video producers, audience development experts and analytics. Of the more than 200 new jobs that has been created as part of this process, nearly 150 are already posted. There are currently openings in Atlanta, New York, London, Hong Kong and the Middle East.


Bornstein Seafoods gets approval to expand
undercurrentnews.com 18 Mar, 2016
Bornstein Seafoods has been given approval to expand its operation. The Port of Astoria Commission in Oregon has approved a five-year lease to expand Bornstein’s space by more than 9,600 square feet to be used for storage.


Big River begins processing steel, hiring workers
ksla.com 18 Mar, 2016
Big River Steel’s mill near Osceola has began processing steel with the commissioning of its batch anneal furnaces and skin pass mill. When fully operational, the $1.3 billion steel mill will produce 1.6 million tons of niche and specialty steels.


Art Van to build new store in Canton Township — right across from Ikea
crainsdetroit.com 18 Mar, 2016
Art Van Furniture plans to construct an 80,000-square-foot, two-story showroom in Canton Township, directly across from Ikea. The company has purchased the 3.61 acre property adjacent to Black Rock Bar & Grill at 41601 Ford Road. The showroom is expected to open in fall 2017.


Consortium To Design And Construct Extension To Europe’S Second Largest Passenger Port
sandandgravel.com 18 Mar, 2016
The Dover Strait Ports Company has awarded a design and build contract for the Port of Calais extension project to a consortium formed around Bouygues Travaux Publics, Colas Nord-Picardie, Spie Batignolles and Jan De Nul. The contract, which forms part of the Calais Port 2015 project, is worth approximately €675 million. The share of Bouygues Construction will be approximately €300 million.


Itochu completes 44.8-MW solar park in Japan
renewables.seenews.com 18 Mar, 2016

Itochu Corp, alongside its partners has put into commercial operation a 44.8 MW solar power plant in the prefecture of Oita on the eastern coast of Kyushu. The company owns a 50% stake in the facility, while Kyudenko Corp and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co hold 30% and 20% interests, respectively. Mitsui Engineering constructed the utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) park on own land in Hiyoshibaru, Oita city. The solar farm, for which Kyudenko will provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services, will sell its output to local utility Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).


Installation of 24-mile water line begins in Bedford County
roanoke.com 18 Mar, 2016
Water pipelines are about to be installed next week for the new Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility. The cost of the project is $34 million, with $14 million of that earmarked to build the plant. The project will be completed by the end of 2016 and the system up and running in the first few months of 2017.


Bintai Kinden unit wins RM31m job in Singapore
thestar.com.my 18 Mar, 2016
Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd’s unit Bintai Kindenko has received a RM31.42mil sub-contract from W’Ray Construction. The project entailed the supply, delivery, installation, completion and maintenance of air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation and electrical system for the proposed additions and alterations to existing 4-storey commercial development (Northpoint Shopping Centre) in Singapore. The project is expected to be completed by 31st July, 2017.


10MW solar power project launched in Soroti
newvision.co.ug 18 Mar, 2016
The construction of a $19m, 10 MW grid-connected Soroti solar power project has been launched in Opuyo, Uganda.


Albion Community Power to invest in 1 MW of Scottish hydro
renewables.seenews.com 18 Mar, 2016

Albion Community Power Plc (ACP) has committed GBP 4.8 million to the development of two 500-kW Liatre Burn and Abhainn Bruachaig run-of-river hydropower projects in the Scottish Highlands. The projects has already entered the construction phase and commissioning is scheduled for later this year.


Dr Schar to invest in Spanish plant
just-food.com 18 Mar, 2016
Dr Schar, a gluten-free group, plans to invest EUR11.5m in sweet bread and rolls production at a plant in Spain. The factory, based in Zaragoza, will get a new production line specialising in gluten-free sweet bread and rolls.


Borealis Plans to Invest EUR 80 Million in Linz Location to Boost Long-term Competitiveness
newswiretoday.com 18 Mar, 2016
Borealis, provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, plans to invest in its melamine and fertilizer production facilities in Linz, Austria. The Linz 2020 programme is a EUR 80 million investment package to boost the overall long-term competitiveness of the Linz location. Programme goals include improving plant efficiency and achieving better environmental performance by installing and implementing state-of-the art equipment and processes.


Gibraltar invites proposals for new bunkering, storage facility
platts.com 18 Mar, 2016
Government of Gibraltar has invited proposals for the design and construction of a land-based marine fuels storage and bunkering facility with a minimum storage capacity of 225,000 cu m in the Mediterranean bunkering hub. Prospective bidders has already expressed an interest ahead of the formal government invitation issued on 18th March, 2016.


Hank Sauce to open Millville production facility
thedailyjournal.com 18 Mar, 2016
Hank Sauce, a hot-sauce maker, is approved to open a 10,000 square-foot production and packaging facility on Orange Street in Millville, New Jersey. Myrtle Packaging LLC was the site plan applicant on the facility and will own it. Its principals are Pietro Pittaluga of Clermont; Matthew Pittaluga of Sea Isle City; Brian Ruxton of Clermont; and Jaspan, also of Sea Isle City. Hank Sauce owns rights to recipes, logos and trademarks.


F-star opens new Cambridge research facility
businessweekly.co.uk 18 Mar, 2016
F-star has opened a new facility in the Cambridge science & technology cluster, as it continues to grow its team and global research muscle. The biopharma business, which is developing novel immuno-oncology bispecific antibodies, has taken space in the Eddeva building on the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge UK.


LHB to design natural foods facility
finance-commerce.com 18 Mar, 2016
LHB will provide architectural and engineering services for the relocation and expansion of Natural Harvest Food Co-op in Virginia, Minnesota. The 9,000-square-foot project, will include a classroom, deli, and indoor and outdoor seating area. Construction is anticipated to begin near the end of 2016, with an expected opening in mid-2017.


TPI Composites to Expand Manufacturing in Mexico, Turkey
globaltrademag.com 18 Mar, 2016
TPI Composites Inc plans to open a second wind turbine blade manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico. The new facility will consist of a 360,000-square-foot building set on 62 acres and production will commence by second half of 2016.


Crompton Greaves bags Rs 236 cr order in Indonesia
business-standard.com 18 Mar, 2016
The Avantha Group company Crompton Greaves (CG) has bagged a Rs. 236 crore order from PT PLN (Persero) to manufacture and install 28 power transformers ranging from 83.3 MVA to 167 MVA and rated voltage 500 kV/150 kV. CG’s power transformers will be installed across PT PLN’s transmission network, spread over multiple substations and power plants in the Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan provinces of Indonesia. The delivery period is scheduled between May 2016 and March 2017.


Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant to open by 2028
business-standard.com 18 Mar, 2016
Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant will be put into operation by 2028. The capacity of nuclear power in Vietnam is set to reach 4,600 MW by 2030 while some 32.5 billion kWh of nuclear power will be produced, accounting for 5.7 percent of the country’s total electricity production. In the meantime, the country will speed up development of electricity from renewable energy such as wind power, solar power and biomass power among others.


Qaiwan secures $105m loans for 442MW power plant in Iraq
tradearabia.com 18 Mar, 2016
Qaiwan Group, an energy, infrastructure investment and development firm has secured two loans totalling $105 million. The loans are to refinance part of the firm’s investment in the 442 MW Bazian power plant. CT&F Consulting DMCC acted as financial advisor to Qaiwan Group on the entire financing.


Sterling & Wilson commissions 90MW solar plant in South Africa
business-standard.com 18 Mar, 2016
Sterling and Wilson has commissioned a 90 MW solar photovoltaic power plant of Solar Capital De Aar in the Northern Cape region of South Africa. The project is part of the South Africa Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.


Foodpanda procures Delivery.com’s Hong Kong business
indiainfoline.com 18 Mar, 2016
Foodpanda has acquired the Delivery.com’s Hong Kong business. This merger between Foodpanda and Delivery.com, which from the start focused on takeaway food delivery for office workers will go a long way in strengthening Foodpanda’s corporate business.


Russia begins oil, gas exploration in Iran
en.mehrnews.com 18 Mar, 2016
A new round of oil and gas explorations in Iran has begun with the participation of two major Russian companies, ‘Rosgeologia’ and ‘Lukoil’. Under the agreement on joint study on geological and geophysical oil and gas exploration between National Iranian Oil Company and Lukoil, as the largest oil company in Russia, the Russian company is required to study the condition of hydrocarbon oil traps and subsurface geological structures in West Karun oilfields in the southern Khuzestan Province and Abadan Plain. Rosgeologia also has commenced its cooperation with National Iranian Oil Company on studies related to seismic results of a number of gas and oilfeilds in Iran in order to make necessary preparations for the explorations.


Havilah begins gold mining at Portia
news.com.au 18 Mar, 2016
Havilah Resources has begun systematic mining of gold ore at the Portia gold mine, northeast of Broken Hill. Construction of the processing plant is progressing as planned and at this stage is expected to be commissioned by the middle of April.


Homewood Suites by Hilton Opens New Hotel in Davenport, Iowa
rebusinessonline.com 18 Mar, 2016
Homewood Suites by Hilton has opened a new 102-room hotel at 4750 Progress Drive in Davenport. Homewood Suites by Hilton Davenport is Hilton Worldwide’s newest property and features studio, one- and two-bedroom suites. Davenport Lodging Group developed and owns the hotel. Amenities at the hotel include complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, a basketball court, grocery shopping service, fitness center etc.


Boddingtons eyes June for new unit completion
prw.com 18 Mar, 2016
Boddingtons is nearing completion of a £4.6m second injection moulding factory unit. The new facility’s cleanroom and main manufacturing hall are set to be fully functional by June. Additional offices, technical and administration departments are set to be ready for use later in the year. The new building will have a floorspace of 4,300 sq metres, bringing the total site size to 10,600 sq metres and the cleanroom facility will be 680 sq metres.


Oman’s Gulfar Engineering wins $300m contract
meconstructionnews.com 18 Mar, 2016

Galfar Engineering, the Omani contractor, has been awarded a $299.21 million construction contract by the Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The contractor will build a new central processing facility at PDO’s Yibal Khuff project, which is south west of Muscat. The contract duration is for 51 months and will include civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation works.


Toshiba to invest $3.2 billion in new Japan chip facility
economictimes.indiatimes.com 17 Mar, 2016

Toshiba Corp plans to invest $3.2 billion to build a new semiconductor facility in Japan. The investment will take place over three years.


DTE Gas to invest $1.4 billion in natural gas pipeline infrastructure
finance.yahoo.com 17 Mar, 2016
DTE Gas will invest $1.4 billion in its Michigan natural gas pipeline infrastructure over the next five years to maintain the safety and reliability of its natural gas system. The company will modernize its cast iron and steel main pipelines with newer, more durable material, and new service lines to homes and businesses also will be installed. DTE this year is on track to replace more than 100 miles of gas main lines, an increase from 2015, when the company replaced 80 miles of gas main lines and it plans to continue to accelerate the pace of replacement, eventually doubling the current program.


Nestle Vietnam to invest USD 70 million in new factory
foodmag.com.au 17 Mar, 2016
Nestle Vietnam has begun construction of a new USD 70 million factory at Thang Long II Industrial Park located in Hung Yen province, North of Vietnam on an area of 10 hectares. The factory is expected to create 300 new job opportunities for the local people by May 2017.


Apple to invest in VN for the first time
nationmultimedia.com 17 Mar, 2016
Apple Inc. plans to invest up to US$1 billion to build an Asia-focused database center in Vietnam. The new facility is scheduled to operate as a Research & Development (R&D) centre of the firm. The project is currently still in the planning stage and the company is considering locations for the facility, possibly in Hanoi.


Hock Seng Lee wins RM750m contract to build Kuching water treatment plant

theedgemarkets.com 17 Mar, 2016
Hock Seng Lee Bhd’s (HSL) consortium has bagged a wastewater management system for the Kuching city central from Sarawak state government, valued at RM750 million. HSL’s 75%-owned consortium Kumpulan Nishimatsu Hock Seng Lee has been awarded with the above contract by the state government, through Sewerage Service Department (SSD) of Sarawak. The scope of works for the project includes construction and commissioning of the wastewater treatment plant, main, secondary and tertiary lines, property connections, provision of process plant and equipment, related building works, mechanical and electrical works. The contract period for the completion and commissioning of the wastewater treatment plant and the sewer networks is 72 months.


Kalyan Jewellers to open 7 showrooms in Qatar
economictimes.indiatimes.com 17 Mar, 2016

Kalyan Jewellers will open seven showrooms in Doha, Qatar’s capital in a single day later in the month. The firm has earlier made its entry into the GCC by launching six showrooms on a single day in UAE.


ROCKFON breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Miss
fox13memphis.com 17 Mar, 2016
ROCKFON is constructing a acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing facility in Marshall County, Mississippi. The new facility will be the company’s fifth manufacturing facility in the world representing an initial investment of approximately $40 million U.S. dollars. The new facility will span 130,000 square feet and production is set to begin mid-2017.


ITT Corp Expands Production Capability; Opens New Facility
nasdaq.com 17 Mar, 2016
ITT Corp. plans to open an automotive friction manufacturing facility at Silao in Mexico to expand its global production capability. Expected to be completed in 2017, the latest production facility will specialize in the production of highly engineered brake pads that are extensively deployed in the automotive industry.


Conares expands its operations at Jafz facility
emirates247.com 17 Mar, 2016
Conares, a steel manufacturer has commenced installation of its 12’’ pipe mill at its facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone as part of enhancing its annual production to 1 million tonnes. The steel plants of Conares, spread in an area of over 1.5 million sq.ft., currently manufactures steel pipes and rebars. The expanded facility will be ready for operations in the last quarter of the current year.


Whole Foods facility planned for Pullman
chicagobusiness.com 17 Mar, 2016
Whole Foods plans to build a 140,000-square-foot distribution facility in the Pullman neighborhood on the South Side. The center, to open in early 2018. The facility will be able to handle cold and dry storage, and will have office space.


Agawam building new sports facility with a nearly $8M price tag
wwlp.com 17 Mar, 2016
The Town of Agawam has broke ground on a new state-of-the-art sports facility at the high school on 17th March, 2016. The new facility will include a new track, turf football field, new bleachers, locker rooms and tennis court, among other things.


Chobani to expand Idaho yogurt plant
timesunion.com 17 Mar, 2016
Chobani, a yogurt company plans to invest nearly $100 million in expanding its Idaho factory. The expansion will include new equipment for those upcoming product offerings. The company will begin producing yogurt-based dip and drinkable yogurt products at the Twins Falls factory this summer.


World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant Opened In Morocco
circulatenews.org 17 Mar, 2016
The world’s largest concentrated solar power station has just seen its first phase open in Morocco. The plant is expected to be fully operational by 2018, when it will have the capacity to provide energy for more than 1 million homes. The Moroccan Solar Energy Agency and the World Bank are behind the plant.


Aldi submits its plans to build new store in Rhuddlan
rhyljournal.co.uk 17 Mar, 2016
Aldi has submitted a planning application for a 2.27 acre single-storey store to be built off Marsh Road, Rhuddlan on a development which also includes a KFC, Table Table pub restaurant and a Premier Inn hotel.


KPJ will spend RM1.29b to build eight new hospitals
nst.com 17 Mar, 2016
KPJ Healthcare Bhd (KPJ) will be spending up to RM1.29 billion building eight new hospitals around the country in the coming years. These new hospitals, expected to be ready between 2018 and 2019, will add 1,210 more beds to the group’s facilities.


U.S. ExxonMobil still plans building LNG plant in Russia’s Sakhalin or Khabarovsk

reuters.com 17 Mar, 2016
U.S. energy major ExxonMobil is still considering plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant either in the island of Sakhalin or in Khabarovsk region in Russia’s far east.


Walmart Brings Dairy Processing Plant to Indiana
hoosieragtoday.com 17 Mar, 2016
Walmart will be building a new milk processing plant in Fort Wayne. With construction anticipated to begin this summer, the company will build a more than 250,000-square-foot milk processing plant and the production will begin in the summer of 2017.


SMGR, Samana Citra set up JV firm to build cement plant, invest $383.3m
dealstreetasia.com 17 Mar, 2016
PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SMGR) and PT Samana Citra Agung has signed an agreement to set up a joint venture company, called PT Semen Indonesia Aceh, which will engage in producing and distributing cement. Both parties have agreed to invest a total of $383.3 million in establishing the new company and developing a new cement plant with capacity of three million tons per annum. The cement plant will be built on 1,500 hectares of land in Batee and Muara Tiga sub-districts, Pidie Regency, Aceh Province.


Veolia wins water treatment deal for PDO project
gdnonline.com 17 Mar, 2016
Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies Gulf, has won a deal from Petrofac to provide process water treatment solutions on Petroleum Development Oman’s (PDO) Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP). The agreement will see Veolia support the engineering and supply for the project, which is being managed by Petrofac on behalf of PDO. The project is scheduled for completion in May. The project facility includes sour gas processing facilities as well as associated gathering and injection systems, and export pipelines.


Ruzizi III Hydro Power Project Gets Rwf19 Billion Boost From AfDB
allafrica.com 17 Mar, 2016
The Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a financing agreement worth Rwf19billon to support the construction of Ruzizi III regional hydropower plant. Ruzizi III is shared by Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is expected to generate more than 147 MW of electricity, which will be shared equally amongst the three participating countries with Rwanda getting atleast 50MW of electricity. The entire Ruzizi project is estimated to cost about $625 million. The construction of the project is expected to commence in 2018 and will take 4 years.


Tema Port expansion project underway
ghanaweb.com 17 Mar, 2016
Global Shipping Giant, Maersk Group and its partners, Meridian Port Services (MPS) are working on the design and tender processes to enable them to start the Tema Port expansion project. The $1.5 billion project to be executed by the two shipping giants in collaboration with the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority (GPHA) is expected to position the Tema Port as the largest and most modern port in sub-Saharan Africa.


Sobha to open furniture factory in Abu Dhabi
gulfbusiness.com 17 Mar, 2016
Sobha Group has signed a right to build agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports for a multi-use furniture factory in Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad). It will produce items including upholstered furniture, modular furniture and kitchen, wardrobe and wood joinery for the region’s business-to-business market.


$13 million hotel, restaurant complex planned in Sioux Falls
sunherald.com 17 Mar, 2016
Quest Development hopes to break ground this summer on a $13 million hotel and restaurant project at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls. The city is partnering with Quest Development on a four-story, 116-room Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, an attached conference center and a pub and restaurant called the Crooked Pint Ale House. The complex will be about 77,000 square feet. The agreement that’s still being finalized provides for a 50-year lease estimated to generate $3 million for the city, along with more than $40 million in state and local taxes.


Fermaca wins CFE US$370 mln Mexico natgas pipeline contract
theyucatantimes.com 17 Mar, 2016
CFE has awarded a $372.6 million natural gas pipeline contract to Mexico-based energy company Fermaca. The deal is to build, operate and maintain a gas pipeline that will run through the states of Durango, Zacatecas and Aguascalientes, and which shall begin operating in January 2018.


Power transmission line between Soyo and Luanda, in Angola, completed in May

macauhub.com.mo 17 Mar, 2016
The placement of 1,500 towers to support the high voltage power transmission line between the combined cycle power plant under construction in Soyo to the Angolan capital, Luanda, is due to be completed in May. Initially, the Soyo combined-cycle power plant is expected to generate 750 megawatts of electricity. Later on a further 500 megawatts will be added, which is considered to be enough to serve the region and other parts of the country.


Swiss pharma firm to invest in Iran
theiranproject.com 17 Mar, 2016
Chemo Company, has signed an agreement with the Barkat Pharmed Company to invest in one of the subsidiaries of the Iranian pharmaceutical holding. The first phase of the deal entails an investment of more than $15 million by the European side to establish a plant for producing pharmaceutical raw materials.


Atlantic Group wants to build a cocoa processing plant in Cameroon
businessincameroon.com 16 Mar, 2016

Atlantic Group, whose speciality is in restaurant, catering and organising banquets, is considering building a cocoa processing plant in Kribi industrial port area, Southern Cameroon. The information has been revealed in a call for expressions of interest published on 14th March, 2016, which invites companies to submit their application to carry out this project led by the company Atlantic Cocoa Corporation (ACC), local subsidiary of Atlantic Group.


Whitefield Academy to build new tennis complex
mdjonline.com 16 Mar, 2016
Whitefield Academy will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new tennis complex on 23rd March, 2016 in front of the school’s current tennis courts. The new complex will include 10 tennis courts and a field house for the school’s tennis teams. The complex is part of Whitefield’s new master plan which has been approved by the Smyrna City Council in December 2015. The master plan includes the addition of new cafeterias, a new library, a new Lower School, administrative offices, athletic fields, a theater, a swimming complex, and more. Whitefield plans to begin implementing the plan over the next several years.


Wuhu Is Authorized To Construct Rail Transit
english.anhuinews.com 16 Mar, 2016

The National Development and Reform Commission has approved the Plan for Wuhu Rail Transit Phase I (2016-2020) recently. Till the year 2020, Wuhu is going to complete Line 1 (30.4km) and the first stage of Line 2 (16.5km) in the city. The two lines are 46.9km long at a planned investment of 16.133 billion yuan. Line 1 starts from Baoshun Road to Baimashan, which is going to build between the year 2017 and 2020. It is about 30.4km long and will be set up 24 stops at a cost of 10.148 billion yuan. The first stage of Line 2 starts from Maritime Safety Bureau to Yuwen School, which is going to build between the year 2016 and 2019. It is about 16.5km long and will be set up 12 stops at a cost of 5.985 billion yuan.


Kolon Plastics and BASF to form JV for polyoxymethylene in South Korea

business-standard.com 16 Mar, 2016
Kolon Plastics and BASF has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in South Korea to manufacture polyoxymethylene (POM), an engineering plastic used in industrial, transportation, construction and consumer markets. The 50:50 JV, named Kolon BASF innoPOM Inc, will have an annual capacity of 70,000 metric tonnes. It will be located at the existing manufacturing site of Kolon Plastics in Gimcheon, South Korea, which already includes a POM production. The start of operation is scheduled for the second half of 2018.


Cipla invests $3M more in Chase Pharmaceuticals
vccircle.com 16 Mar, 2016
Drugmaker Cipla, a unit Cipla UK has invested $3 million in Chase Pharmaceuticals Corp as part of a previous deal. Cipla UK’s total investment in US-based Chase Pharmaceuticals has now risen to $5.12 million for a 16.7 per cent stake. Chase Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is developing improved treatments for neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease.


Taiwan to invest TWD 2.4 bln in 5G R&D in 2017-20
telecompaper.com 16 Mar, 2016
The Taiwanese government has assigned an annual budget of TWD 600 million for research and development of 5G technologies in the 2017-2020 period. The recipients of R&D grants will be existing research organizations. The government plans to incorporate 5G technologies into international 5G standards to boost development of the country’s 5G industry via international cooperation. In line with the government’s 5G R&D strategy, Jonathan Tseng, the Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) has signed a MoU with NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance for cooperation in the development of 5G technologies.


Gamesa wins solar order from Sri Lanka
thehindubusinessline.com 16 Mar, 2016

Gamesa, has won an order for putting up a 20 MW solar project in Barunthankanda village, Hambantota Province, Sri Lanka. Under this contract, Gamesa will provide complete turnkey EPC solutions that include engineering & design, supply of Gamesa Electric inverters, erection and commissioning of the 20 MW photovoltaic solar plants. The plant will commence operation by October 2016.


OIL, BPRL, IOC invest $1.7 bn for stake in Russian Taas-Yuriakh oilfield
business-standard.com 16 Mar, 2016

Three Indian oil firms plan to invest $1.7 billion to pick up a stake in the Russian oil field Taas-Yuriakh. Indian Oil Corp, Oil India and Bharat Petro Resources will also invest $180 million each as part of future capital expenditures. The Taas-Yuriakh field is currently producing 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and is expected to go up to 100,000 bpd in the next two years.


Sanofi signs deal worth up to $2.3 billion with DiCE Molecules
uk.reuters.com 16 Mar, 2016
Sanofi could pay privately held DiCE Molecules as much as $2.3 billion under a partnership deal that aims to find new oral medicines to replace injections for certain diseases. The five-year research alliance involves Sanofi paying an initial $50 million to access DiCE’s technology and taking an equity stake in the U.S. firm.


Bonnell Aluminum to invest $18 million in Niles facility
mibiz.com 16 Mar, 2016
Bonnell Aluminum, manufacturer of soft and medium-strength alloy aluminum extrusions for the construction, automotive, machinery and other markets plans to invest approximately $18 million in a new aluminum extrusion line at its facility in Niles over the next year. The production on the new line is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2017. The company’s new line will include a 16-million-pound capacity extrusion press, supporting equipment and additional floor space for future expansions.


FedDev Ontario to invest $6.6M in Hammond Mfg. and Ontario Drive & Gear

canadianmanufacturing.com 16 Mar, 2016

Hammond Manufacturing Co., manufacturer of a range of electrical products will receive $3.5 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario. The company will use the funds to buy new equipment and support its expansion to a new facility in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. FedDev Ontario will also direct a further $3.1 million to Ontario Drive & Gear (ODG), producer of gears and transmissions, as well as an eight-wheeled amphibious vehicle known as the Argo located in New Hamburg, Ontario. The company will use the government funding to support a more than $10 million plant expansion. ODG plans to add more than 10,000 square-feet to its engineering department, purchase new gear manufacturing equipment and work to advance new product lines in international markets.


Bennington officials approve plan to build solar facility
heraldcourier.com 16 Mar, 2016
Officials in Bennington has approved a solar project that’s projected to save the town $750,000 in electrical costs over a 25-year period. The select board voted unanimously to enter into a net-metering agreement with Encore Renewable Energy to build a 500-kilowatt solar facility off Route 7. The agreement will allow the town to receive a 15 percent discount on the net metering credits produced by the project over the 25-year contract. The company will have to file for a certificate of public good with the Vermont Public Service Board, which oversees energy generation projects.


Ornua opens €20m factory in Saudi Arabia
independent.ie 16 Mar, 2016
Ornua, exporter of Irish dairy products, has opened a new €20m manufacturing facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The facility will make white cheeses for Saudi Arabia and act as a central hub for the firm to access high growth dairy markets in the Middle East North Africa region.


Hitachi Rail USA Opens Miami Manufacturing Facility
benzinga.com 16 Mar, 2016
Hitachi Rail USA has completed the manufacturing facility for Miami-Dade County’s Department Transportation and Public Works new Metrorail vehicles. The 140,400 square-feet plant, located in Medley, Florida, will manufacture 136 cars and 272 motor bogies (it is the structural subassembly which is accommodating wheels, axles, motor and gear box) needed to replace the County’s Metrorail fleet. The Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works contracted the production to Hitachi Rail. The plant has been completed in approximately six months and received the Certificate of Occupancy the first week of January 2016. The assembly of the Metrorail vehicles begins this March, and the first completed vehicles will begin the qualification-testing phase by the end of the year. The first new Metrorail vehicles will be put into service in late 2017, after completing the testing phase. The production of the new Metrorail vehicles will last until the first half of 2019.


Haden Freeman completes $4m chemical storage facility in Qatar
gdnonline.com 16 Mar, 2016
Haden Freeman, a process engineering design consultancy, has completed the design and management of a $4 million chemical storage facility in the Ras Laffan Industrial City of Qatar. The 11,000-sq-m facility for US oil services firm, Baker Hughes, will store the chemical ingredients used in the preparation of drilling fluids used both on-and-off-shore in the oil and gas industry. The project comprised the design, installation and commissioning of a new incinerator unit which will increase production for the company by over one third. The construction services for the project has been provided by the Madina Group.


Microsoft partnering to build solar facility in Remington
fauquier.com 16 Mar, 2016
Dominion Virginia Power is partnering with Microsoft and the Commonwealth of Virginia to build a solar panel facility in Remington on 125 acres of land. Microsoft will receive $1 million in renewable energy credits for its participation in the project. The project will add 20 megawatts of solar energy to the power grid in Virginia. The approval process from SCC takes nine months. Construction could start next February and the project could be online by late 2017.


63-MW solar plant opens in Batangas
thestandard.com.ph 16 Mar, 2016
The 63.3 MW Calatagan solar farm of Solar Philippines has been inaugurated in Batangas province, Luzon on 16th March, 2016. The company will soon begin the construction of its next projects in Mindanao and Luzon, with a goal to complete 500-MW projects by 2017.


Bio-chemical plant considering Sarnia for $500M US build
theobserver.ca 16 Mar, 2016
BioAmber has taken out an option on land at TransAlta’s Bluewater Energy Park as a potential site for a second bio-chemical plant that shall produce 200,000 metric tons annually of bio-succinic acid, with the majority converted into butanediol and tetrahydrofuran used to make engineering plastics, polyurethanes, biodegradable polyesters, spandex and other specialty chemicals. The plant is expected to cost approximately $500 million US to build, and will be commissioned in late 2018 assuming the company may achieve a financial close in late 2016


Snoqualmie moves to design phase for water treatment facility improvements

valleyrecord.com 16 Mar, 2016
The city of Snoqualmie has approved a $2,791,778 agreement with RH2 Engineering to provide consulting and design services to the city’s water reclamation and treatment facility improvement project. RH2 Engineering is originally selected to do the initial 30 percent design for this project, which includes an outline of needed changes and submitting an engineering report to the Department of Ecology. Once the Department of Ecology approved the report, the city entered another agreement with RH2 Engineering to do the remaining 70 percent of the design. Phase one of the final design, which includes the UV disinfection system and the new generator, will be finished by this summer and construction will begin by the end of 2016.


Rosnefts Angarsk polymer plant to resume production by June
platts.com 16 Mar, 2016
Russian oil group Rosneft expects that the production of ethylene at its Angarsk polymer plant, Russia, by the start of June. The plant has stopped work because of a partial failure of equipment


LG Display says to invest in new OLED lighting panel plant
reuters.com 16 Mar, 2016
LG Display Co will build a new production plant that will manufacture organic light-emitting diode panels for its lighting business in South Korea. The new plant will begin mass production in the first half of 2017.


Huawei to invest $212mn in 5G Ontario
telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com 16 Mar, 2016

Huawei’s Canada subsidiary is partnering with Canada on a major research and development expansion project called 5G Ontario. Huawei Canada will invest $212 million to create hundreds of R&D jobs for Ontario’s highly skilled workers and further solidify the province as a global hub of the knowledge economy. 5G Ontario will focus on advanced communications research initiatives including faster internet speeds and related technologies such as cloud computing, data analytics and mobile security.


Saudi firm to invest R35bn in South African energy projects
bdlive.co.za 16 Mar, 2016
ACWA Power is planning to invest more than R35bn in renewable and conventional energy projects in South Africa over the next five years. Also, the R5bn Bokpoort concentrated solar energy plant has been commissioned on 14th March, 2016. The plant has the capacity to store up to 9,3 hours of power for night usage and to electrify about 200,000 households.


Applied Materials eyes expansion in China
chinadaily.com.cn 15 Mar, 2016
Applied Materials Inc, a semiconductor materials engineering solutions provider, is planning to expand in the China market through investments and other projects with a combined value of 4 billion yuan in the next few years.


Upgrade approved for Portsmouth wastewater treatment plant
wmur.com 15 Mar, 2016
A proposal has been approved for an upgrade to the Portsmouth city’s wastewater treatment plant. A $75 million bond will be considered to upgrade the plant and it will take several years to get completed.


Murray Goulburn signs infant formula deals with US and Indonesia
smh.com.au 15 Mar, 2016
Murray Goulburn, a dairy co-operative plans to build a new $300 million plant in Koroit, western Victoria after signing agreements to supply US-based Mead Johnson Nutrition and Indonesia’s Kalbe Nutritionals infant formula makers. Mead Johnson Nutrition, the maker of Enfamil, will have an on-site packaging unit so the plant will be equipped to supply finished products for sale across Asia Pacific and China.


WMH announces $23 million expansion
wiscnews.com 15 Mar, 2016
Waupun Memorial Hospital’s $23 million expansion will begin in April and be completed in fall 2017. The project involves constructing a two-story, 52,775-square-foot addition on north side of Waupun Memorial Hospital, facing Main Street. Zimmerman Architectural Studios is serving as the architect for the project with CD Smith Construction as general contractor.


Northern Nevada HOPES expands to new facility
kolotv.com 15 Mar, 2016

Northern Nevada HOPES, a Reno medical facility, has a new $13 million dollar facility. The new facility is state of the art with separate patient exam rooms for adults and children. In the building, x-rays as well as blood work can be done on site.


Thai Robinson to invest $479 mln on new stores over 5 years
reuters.com 15 Mar, 2016
Thailand’s Robinson Department Store PCL is aimed to invest about $479 million over the next five years on opening new stores in a move to boost average sales growth by 5-7 percent a year. Also, the company plans to spend 2.5 billion baht to renovate 20 existing stores in an effort to respond to changing retail patterns and attract more customers despite the spread of online shopping.


Ravago sets up thermoplastic elastomer manufacturing facility in China
plastemart.com 15 Mar, 2016
Ravago has established a thermoplastic elastomer manufacturing facility in China with the start up of a dedicated manufacturing line scheduled for April in Huzhou, Zhejiang. The plant will also have product development capabilities. The company’s TPEs portfolio includes materials based on TPE-S, TPVs, TPOs and TPUs.


Ontario Partnering with Steel Technologies to Expand and Create Jobs in Woodstock

news.ontario.ca 15 Mar, 2016
Ontario is partnering with Steel Technologies to expand the company’s Woodstock plant and invest in innovative technology. With more than $855,000 from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Steel Technologies will expand its facility to meet increased demand for lightweight materials such as aluminum and advanced high strength steels. The company will install new equipment to increase efficiency and double production. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.


Republic Cement signs power deal with Aboitiz
bworldonline.com 15 Mar, 2016
Republic Cement & Building Materials has entered into a power supply agreement with Aboitiz Energy Solutions, Inc. for the supply of electricity for 12 years. It did not disclose the amount involved in the deal nor the volume of power covered under the partnership.


Republic Cement opens new plant in Bulacan
businessmirror.com.ph 15 Mar, 2016

Republic Cement (RC) has commissioned its new cement-finish mill at its Norzagaray Plant in Bulacan on 15th March, 2016. The new finish mill boosts the Norzagaray plant’s production capacity by 850,000 metric tons annually. RC contracted industrial engineering group Fives FCB to build the fully automatic, zero-water spray consumption, energy-efficient FCB Horomill.


Columbia Gas to replace old steel pipelines in Pine, Marshall
triblive.com 15 Mar, 2016
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania plans to spend more than $3 million to replace aging gas pipelines in Pine and Marshall. The $545,000 project, likely will last until late autumn.


Shenzen to build world’s largest waste incineration power plant
thehansindia.com 15 Mar, 2016
China’s southern city of Shenzhen is planning to build three waste incineration power plants. The projects has got its Environmental Impact Assessment approval and has finished the leveling construction. The main body construction will start by the end of 2016. By 2018, the three plants in total will be able to dispose 10,300 tonnes of waste every day.


Filterboxx Water & Environmental Announces Sanitary Wastewater Treatment Plant For Mining Installation
waterworld.com 15 Mar, 2016
FilterBoxx Water & Environmental Corp. announces that FilterBoxx Packaged Water Solutions has been awarded the contract to supply a permanent sanitary wastewater treatment plant for a mining camp in northwestern, British Columbia. The Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) plant has been supplied completely pre-assembled and tested/commissioned prior to shipping. During mid-2015, following regulatory and finance approvals, FilterBoxx initiated pre-design on a plant expansion for a permanent installation. The permanent plant has been awarded to FilterBoxx based on the standard pre-engineered design in September 2015, and will be delivered to site in Q1 2016.


Aminex plc and Solo Oil plc ready to start Tanzania gas production
proactiveinvestors.co.uk 15 Mar, 2016
Aminex plc and Solo Oil plc have told investors that first gas production from the Kiliwani North gas project, in Tanzania, is expected in early April. Final well integrity testing has been completed for the Kiliwani North-1 (KN-1) production well. Gas produced from the Kiliwani North-1 well is to be sold at the wellhead at an agreed price of $3.07 per thousand cubic feet. The gas, once processed at Songo Songo, will be transported via pipeline to Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam where it will be sold in the domestic market. Aminex owns a 51.75% stake in Kiliwani North, while Solo owns 6.175%. The other partners in the project are RAK Gas, Bounty Oil & Gas and TPDC (TPDC).


Luhansk administration, Ukrzaliznytsia to build new 45km-long railway line
en.interfax.com.ua 15 Mar, 2016
Luhansk region military and civil administration and PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia will sign a memorandum to build a new 45-kilometer-long railway line in Luhansk region. The construction of this 45-kilometer-long branch is important for the development of agriculture, as there are six large grain storage facilities in that area. Transportation of grain by road in this area is complicated.


Invests $100 Million in Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Vehicles and Related Infrastructure
nasdaq.com 15 Mar, 2016
UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases totaling $100 million are part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact. The 12 new CNG stations will be built by TruStar Energy in Amarillo, Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.; El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; San Antonio, Texas; Tifton, Ga.; Trinidad, Colo., and Willow Grove, Pa. The new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth. Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems will provide the CNG storage systems. This investment builds on the company’s existing 18 CNG fueling stations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia and operates CNG vehicles in Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand.


Chemical company planning for pipeline, cracker upgrades
theobserver.ca 15 Mar, 2016
A $400-million upgrade at Nova Chemicals’ Corunna plant has been approved. The company’s board of directors recently gave its final approval for Nova to invest into creating a pipeline connection to a second source of natural gas liquids, originating in the eastern U.S. shale region, and to convert the Corunna site’s cracker to use up to 100-per-cent ethane feedstock. Work is scheduled for 2017 and 2018.


China Hongqiao to Expand Aluminium Production Capacity
bdcmagazine.com 15 Mar, 2016
China Hongqiao Group, an aluminium producer has decided to expand its operations and improve overall capacities. The expansion plans include an overall increase in capacity to 6m tonnes this year, building upon the already-considerable capacity of 5.19m achieved last year. It is predicted that some $2.3bn will be spent on the capacity improvements, which will see the refurbishment and retrofitting of some of the company’s coal-fired power plants in line with China’s new regulation for carbon emissions.


SCEE wins $10m new contract
news.com.au 15 Mar, 2016
Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) has secured $10m of new work, including $4m of transmission overhead line maintenance work by Western Power, which is the first award received since being admitted to Western Power’s major works panel. The company has also received a further $6m of new orders on an existing project, taking the total value of work won so far in 2016 to over $30m


KBR-SOCAR wins Azeri refinery contract
tcetoday.com 15 Mar, 2016
KBR’s joint venture Azeri state oil company (SOCAR) has won a significant project management consultancy (PMC) contract to modernise the Heydar Aliyev Baku oil refinery in Azerbaijan. The refinery’s processing capacity will be increased from 6m to 7.5m t/y, its catalytic cracking unit from 2m to 2.5m t/y, with Euro 5 standards for all refined products. The modernisation will begin immediately and is set to be completed by late 2018 at a cost of US$1bn. It has not disclosed the value of its PMC contract.


Vinci wins EPC contract on Trans-Adriatic pipeline
globalconstructionreview.com 15 Mar, 2016

Vinci subsidiary Spiecapag has been awarded and EPC (engineer, procure and construct) contract for three sections of the upcoming Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP) that will form the final link in the European Union’s Southern Gas Corridor between Italy and the Caucasus. One section will run 185km between Kipoi and Kavala in Greece and the other two will connect Bilisht and Topoje in Albania, a distance of 215km. Altogether, the TAP will cover 878km and will span Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before landing at the town of San Foca in the heel of Italy, where it will join the European gas network.


Prolific Peninsula hotel developer pays city $4 million for San Bruno Marriott site

bizjournals.com 14 Mar, 2016
OTO Development is paying the city of San Bruno $4 million for a site where it plans to build a 152-room, upscale Marriott hotel. OTO has agreed to invest $50 million in building the San Bruno hotel, which will have event space for 300 people. The project still needs approval from the planning commission and the city council, which shall vote on the details by the end of April.


Firm to invest P450M in Iloilo water system
business.inquirer.net 14 Mar, 2016
South Balibago Resources Inc. (SBRI) has made a formal offer to set up a P450-million water treatment and distribution system to supply high-density areas in Iloilo City currently unserved by the local water utility. The proposal involves putting up a water treatment plant near the Jalaur River in Pototan, Iloilo capable of producing 10 million liters per day (MLD) of potable water; the laying of 17-kilometer transmission pipe from Pototan to Iloilo City, and installation of 60-kilometer distribution pipes in subdivisions traversing seven villages in the city’s Jaro district.


Branxholme Water Treatment Plant to receive $11.5m upgrade
voxy.co.nz 14 Mar, 2016
An $11.5 million dollar upgrade of the Branxholme Water Treatment Plant has been confirmed. The project is expected to be completed in March 2017.


Taraba govt to construct additional 330KW hydro power plant
dailytimes.com.ng 14 Mar, 2016
Taraba govt will construct additional 330 KW power plant at Kakara in Sardauna Local Government Area to boost the operations of Mambilla Beverages. The power plant will be completed by the end of 2016.


Sinosteel, IMIDRO sign MoU for aluminium projects
tradearabia.com 14 Mar, 2016
Sinosteel Company has signed an MoU with Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) to implement alumina, aluminium and power house plans. The production plan capacity for Alumina Powder Company is 1.6 million tonnes, for aluminium ingot is 350,000 tonnes and for combined cycle power house plant is 1000 MW. Both companies has appointed an urgent work group to provide implementation steps of this MoU and aim at implementing the second phase of the plan with two-fold increase in capacity.


Tableau Software acquires database system company HyPer
economictimes.indiatimes.com 14 Mar, 2016

Tableau Software has acquired HyPer, a high performance database system company. As part of the technology acquisition, Tableau will add key technical personnel and plans to establish a research and development center in Munich and expand its research into high performance computing.


Gujarat finances first phase of Karnalyte’s Canada potash mine
economictimes.indiatimes.com 14 Mar, 2016

India’s Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals has agreed to finance the first phase of Karnalyte Resources Inc’s Canadian potash mine for $700 million. The companies also agreed to spin out Karnalyte’s secondary mineral assets and unexplored lands. Karnalyte plans to produce 625,000 tonnes of potash per year at Wynyard, Saskatchewan in phase 1 of a 2.125 million tonne project.


Arab Contractors to set up a port in Nigeria worth $280mn
projects.zawya.com 14 Mar, 2016
Arab Contractors (AC) is commissioned to carry out a port worth 2.2 billion Egyptian pounds in Nigeria. In addition, the company is also assigned for carry out the main utilities extension project in a residential city in Nigeria, worth 1.7 billion pounds. On the other hand, AC has captured a large number of utilisation and road projects in Equatorial Guinea and Chad.


Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis to invest $101 million in APIs facility
business-standard.com 14 Mar, 2016
Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis (ES) Group, which specialises in the area of hazardous reactions and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) & fine chemicals, will invest about $101 million in its development and production site in Dottikon (Aargau, Switzerland) over the coming two years. The major investments will consist of the creation of additional chemical process development and production capacities for APIs. The new high-quality multi-tonne API drying capacities will be put into operation in the fourth quarter of 2016, while the additional multi-purpose production capacities for sophisticated chemistry will become operative in the first half of 2017.


Nampak Plastics plans to invest in new plastic bottle plant in Scotland
packagingmaterials.packaging-business-review.com 14 Mar, 2016
Nampak Plastics, producer of plastic milk bottles, is planning to set up a new plant in Stirling, Scotland, to manufacture a range of plastic milk bottles. As part of this effort, the firm has signed a lease deal on 20,000 ft2 industrial facility at Springkerse Industrial Estate.


Altawest inaugurates EUR 90m biomass-fired power plant in France
renewables.seenews.com 14 Mar, 2016

Altawest, an electrical equipment maker has inaugurated a EUR-90-million biomass-fired power plant in southern France on 11th March, 2016. The project has been developed by the company Inova Var Biomasse, which is 65% owned by Altawest. The remaining 35% are held by Franch bank Caisse des Depots. Leroux & Lotz Technologies provided the combustion system, while Jeumont Electric supplied the alternator for the turbine.


Williams Partners to begin construction on Hillabee Expansion in May 2016

youroilandgasnews.com 14 Mar, 2016
Williams Partners L.P. expects to begin construction on its Hillabee Expansion Project, which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently approved. The project involves the expansion of Williams Partners’ Transco pipeline system to serve the growing need for natural gas in Florida. Construction is scheduled to begin in May. The first phase of the project is expected to go into service in May 2017. To be constructed in three phases, the Hillabee Expansion is designed to add a total of approximately 1.13 million dekatherms per day of pipeline capacity to the Transco system by May 2021.


Jubilee Platinum plant progressing at Dilokong
digitallook.com 14 Mar, 2016
Jubilee Platinum is making solid progress on the commissioning of its processing plant at the Dilokong Chrome Mine in South Africa. On 14th March, 2016, the company confirmed its commissioning and ramp-up has now reached 85% of design throughput, with the overall plant feed rate reaching an extrapolated 21,000 tons per month, compared to a design of 25,000 tons per month.


Broaster Chicken planning to launch 40 outlets in 2016
news.franchiseindia.com 14 Mar, 2016

The first brand to be launched under Yellow Tie’s portfolio is American Heritage Chicken brand Broaster Chicken is planning to launch 40 outlets in 2016. The brand is also looking in other territories for next two years and is targeting to have 150 profitable outlets by end of 2018. Broaster Chicken will expand through multiple business models like ‘Star’ (Kiosk format), ‘More’ (QSR format) and ‘Pint’ (casual dine in format with alcohol).


Ulta to open more stores amid strong sales online and off
retaildive.com 14 Mar, 2016
Ulta, a Beauty retailer has opened 14 stores in the fourth quarter, ending the year with 874 stores, a 13% increase in square footage year over year. The company plans to open 100 net new stores and remodel 12 existing stores this year.


Sanitized opens new technical textiles and testing facility
yarnsandfibers.com 14 Mar, 2016
Swiss SANITIZED AG has opened a new ‘TecCenter’, a technical textiles research, development and testing centre at the company’s head office in Burgdorf, Switzerland. The centre features testing facilities for textile coatings, polymers, and functional textile finishings apart from focusing on mould formation, odour development, material deterioration, and bacteria growth in textiles.


Hampton by Hilton Opens Newest Property in Georgia City of Rome
hospitalitynet.org 14 Mar, 2016
Hilton Worldwide’s Hampton by Hilton brand, has opened its newest property, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Rome. The 90-room hotel joins the Hampton by Hilton family of more than 2,000 Hampton by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton hotels. The hotel, located at 875 West 1st Street NW, is managed by Vintage Hotel Group.


SSH signed up for Kuwait luxury hotel project
tradearabia.com 14 Mar, 2016
SSH, master-planning and building design companies, has been awarded a major contract by Tamouh National General Trading & Contracting for a new four-star hotel coming up in the Governorate of Hawally, Kuwait. As per the deal, SSH will be the lead consultant for all the design phases and permitting, starting from data collection and concept design phase through to tender documents and services for the high-rise project. The complex, which is estimated to tower 110 m in height on completion, will also boast of three basement car parking floors. The hotel will include a lobby, reception and spa, and 31 above ground floors, 22 of which are hotel guest areas with five hotel rooms per floor and a luxury floor that will host two large guest suites.


RCSI to spend €80 on iconic Dublin 2 centre
businesspost.ie 13 Mar, 2016
The investment by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in its new academic building in Dublin 2 is to reach €80 million in total. The college has expanded the footprint of the building and added new features which will be completed next year after construction has been delayed by the recession. The college is also investing €50 million over five years to expand its research activities.


Daikin US facility open to 200,000 ac units
coolingpost.com 13 Mar, 2016
Over 200,000 air conditioning units are already being stored in Daikin’s huge new manufacturing facility, currently under construction in Houston, Texas. The basic structure of the 350,000m², $417m facility has already been completed and is on target for occupation before the end of the year.


Porsche Centre Doha opens new service facility
menafn.com 13 Mar, 2016
Porsche Centre DohaAl Boraq Automobiles Co has opened a new service centre in Qatar which is located on Street 16 in the Industrial Area. The facility covers more than 3600 square metres and comprises both technical workshop and customer service areas. A total of 18 work bays all fully equipped with custom made workshop benches designed and manufactured to Porsche standard will be utilised by 54 technicians and service advisors.


Sindicatum mulls $32m power plant; Belgium’s Enfinity divests 70MW solar projects
dealstreetasia.com 13 Mar, 2016
Sindicatum is planning to set up a new $32-million solar plant, while Belgium firm Enfinity sold its 70 MW solar projects to investment funds. Sindicatum has signed a land lease agreement with Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) for a 38-hectare property within the Clark Green City in Pampanga. BCDA will operate the planned 20 to 25 MWs of additional RE capacity. The design work including securing the permits for its next solar farm are being completed and construction will begin before 2016 ends.


Yellow Springs prepares to build $7 million water plant
daytondailynews.com 13 Mar, 2016
Yellow Springs expects to begin construction this summer on a $7.2 million dollar water plant. Village officials has approved an agreement with Shook Construction Co. of Dayton, with Jones & Henry Engineers of Cincinnati, to design and build the plant in the 600 block of Jacoby Road, adjacent to the current plant. The new facility will replace a plant the village has been using for more than 50 years. Construction for the new plant is scheduled to begin in August and with work expected to be completed in 2018.


Sacyr consortium wins $1.2bn Oman water project deal
tradearabia.com 13 Mar, 2016
Sacyr Vallehermoso’s consortium led by its subsidiary Valoriza Agua, has won a $1.2 billion construction contract for a 250,000 cu m per day reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant in Sohar region of Oman. The contract has been awarded by Oman Power & Water Procurement Company to the consortium comprising Valoriza Water (51 per cent), Oman Brunei Investment Company (25 per cent) and Sogex Oman (24 per cent). It includes the purchase of the plant’s drinking water output under a 20-year water purchase agreement. The project is scheduled to begin operation in 2018.


RTA awards $166m Dubai road contract
tradearabia.com 13 Mar, 2016
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a $166 million contract for the development of the Sheikh Rashid Rd-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road Interchange Project in the emirate. The Interchange, which is part of a major project to upgrade Al Shindagha roads network and help accommodate growing traffic and improve mobility throughout Dubai, is due for completion in the last quarter of 2017.


Erlanger asking for permission to build $25 million behavioral health hospital

timesfreepress.com 12 Mar, 2016
Erlanger Health System is asking the state for permission to build a 72,000-square-foot, $25 million behavioral health hospital at the intersection of North Holtzclaw Avenue and Citico Avenue. Erlanger will partner with Nashville-based Acadia Healthcare, a for-profit corporation that operates 585 behavioral health centers worldwide, in a joint venture to operate and fund the new hospital.


Milligans expanding at business park; plant to be built
odt.co.nz 12 Mar, 2016
Milligans Food Group is to expand its operation by building an animal feed plant at the North Oamaru Business Park. Tony Spivey, of Spivey Real Estate, the estate agent promoting the park, confirmed Milligans has bought two sections at the site. Each section is 9600sq m in size.


Work begins on new medical center in Bend
bendbulletin.com 12 Mar, 2016
Construction is underway on the first phase of the Taylor Thomas Professional Center, which will contain the first medical clinic in southeast Bend. A St. Charles primary care clinic will be the anchor tenant of the new 18,500-square-foot building, located at 61279 S. Highway 97, near Badger Road and SE Third Street. The primary care building is one of three buildings that will be part of the medical center and one of the other buildings will be occupied by Central Oregon Radiology and will be completed by spring 2017. The overall project will cost more than $14 million.


Siemon inks UK gigaduct fibre unit deal
tradearabia.com 12 Mar, 2016
Siemon has acquired the Gigaduct fibre containment system from UK-based Gigacom. Under this definitive agreement, Siemon will acquire all existing Gigduct assets, inventory, tooling and customer base. Gigaduct is a flexible raceway system for routing, managing and protecting fibre optic cables in data centres, colocation centres, service provider hosting and other fibre computing environments.


Hospital eyes Haverhill expansion
newburyportnews.com 12 Mar, 2016
Board members of Anna Jaques Hospital are planning to build a 30,000 square foot office building in Haverhill. It will provide primary care, women’s health care, pediatrics, laboratory and radiology, and some specialty services.


Coaches for Abuja-Kaduna Rail Modernisation Project Arrive Nigeria
nigerianbulletin.com 12 Mar, 2016
The coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna Rail Modernisation Project has been arrived in Lagos. The ministry will begin test-run of the coaches by 31st March, 2016.


Kaduna State Govt. To Spend N60b On Zaria Water Project
leadership.ng 12 Mar, 2016
The rehabilitation of Zaria water treatment plant will cost N24 billion and another N20 billion will be spent on expansion before transmission. Construction of 10 number service reservoirs of seven million litres each with booster stations will cost us about N16 billion including solid waste management sanitation programme. The project is expected to be completed by December 2016.


Orpic finalises financing deal for $3.8b Liwa plastic project
timesofoman.com 12 Mar, 2016
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has closed its Liwa Plastic Industries Complex’s $3.8 billion project financing facility for its $6.5 billion project. This follows Orpic’s December 2015 announcement of the successful award of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to deliver its landmark Liwa Plastics Industries Project (LPIC). Commissioning for the LPIC Project is scheduled to be completed in 2020.


Delta Food to set up can making unit in Sharjah
tradearabia.com 12 Mar, 2016
Delta Food Industries plans to set up a 30 million cans per month tin can manufacturing unit at an investment of Dh60 million at Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone), UAE that will come up over a 5,000 sq m of area. The company will also get into the packaging of canned vegetables and fruits, flavored milk and protein powder.


Graviton Capital looks into investing in new energy projects in Egypt
dailynewseqypt.com 12 Mar, 2016
Graviton Capital will study the possibility of investing in small new and renewable energy projects in Egypt. The company is launching a fund worth $500m and considering investment opportunities in renewable energy. If Graviton decides to invest in Egypt’s renewable energy sector, the financing operation will cost $10m to $20m. Egypt aims to attract investments worth $10bn in the field of new and renewable energy by 2020.


Scomi Eng sets up rail manufacturing facility in Brazil
thestar.com.my 12 Mar, 2016
Scomi Engineering Bhd (SEB) manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil, modelled after its main facility in Kuala Lumpur, is expected to strengthen the group’s position in the market. The 50 million real facility, which will be built on a 98,000-sq-metre piece of land, will be used to manufacture monorail trains, including rolling stock and bogies. The facility will be built in phases and operations are scheduled to begin in 2017.


Group aims to open Spring Mills medical facility in late 2017
heraldmailmedia.com 12 Mar, 2016
A physician group affiliated with University Healthcare hospitals in the Eastern Panhandle hopes to open a new three-floor medical office in northern Berkeley County by late 2017. The 42,200 square-foot building is to be constructed on a 3.57-acre parcel at the intersection of U.S. 11 and W.Va. 901 in the community of West Virginia.


3M unveils new $150M research facility in Maplewood
bringmethenews.com 12 Mar, 2016

The 3M’s new, $150 million research and development facility, has been officially opened on 11th March, 2016. The 470,000 square foot lab at its Maplewood headquarters will house some 700 scientists charged with coming up with innovative ideas to make products more useful, or solve real-world problems.


Self-storage facility gets OK in Concord
delcotimes.com 12 Mar, 2016
The supervisors granted conditional use to Metro Storage to construct a self-storage facility on a 3.7-acre parcel at Route 202 and Pyle Road. The plan included associated driveways, parking, landscaping and storm water management. The four-story building will measure 117,828 square feet and the lot striped with fewer spaces than required in the C-2 district due to the nature of the business. Conditional use was needed because of the size of the building, which exceeds the permitted 65,000 square feet, and parking, which will be allowed between the main building and street.


PT Timah to Build Power Plant in South Sumatra
en.tempo.co 12 Mar, 2016
PT Timah plans to build a steam-fueled power plant (PLTU) with a capacity of 2×150 MW and it will invest Rp1 trillion in the near future. The power plant will be built in the company’s coal mining concession area in Gunung Megang District, Muara Enim, South Sumatra. Currently, the company is still waiting for the permit of the project development to be issued by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. The company will own 51 percent of the power plant ownership, while the rest of the ownership will be held by PT Adhi Karya.


USDA approves $3 million for Ferguson sewer expansion project
somerset-kentucky.com 12 Mar, 2016
Nearly $3 million from USDA Rural Development has been approved to extend sewer service to currently unserved areas in the city of Ferguson. The U.S. Government agency has OK’d a grant of $823,000 and $2,117,000 in a low-interest loan to pay for expanding the sewage collection system. Somerset will manage the construction project that will include 73 manholes and two lift stations


NTE Energy Closes Financing for its Second 475 MW Project
businesswireindia.com 12 Mar, 2016
NTE Energy’s affiliate NTE Carolinas, LLC (“NTE”), has successfully closed on project financing for construction and operation of its Kings Mountain Energy Center, located in Cleveland County, North Carolina. Financing for the facility includes a group of 9 financial institutions, led by ING Capital LLC and MUFG Union Bank, N.A, providing $387 million in various senior secured credit facilities and Capital Dynamics and Wattage Finance-NC, LLC providing $218 million in equity commitments. The Kings Mountain Energy Center will be a state-of-the-art 475 MW natural gas-fired electric generating facility that will sell capacity to nine municipal and state owned utilities in North Carolina and South Carolina, under individual Long – Term Power Sale Agreements.


New Hospital Planned For Colorado Springs
kktv.com 12 Mar, 2016
Penrose-St. Francis Health Systems plans to build a new $500 million hospital at the corner of Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs. The company has purchased a 51-acre lot on the northeast side of the intersection. Once the new hospital is constructed, most of the essential services from Penrose Main hospital will be transferred to the new facility. The old hospital will likely still house the cancer center and other doctors offices. The project is still awaiting final approval for funding from sponsors, including the hospital’s parent company, Centura Health.


Ikea to expand in Ireland
retailgazette.co.uk 11 Mar, 2016
Ikea is seeking expansion in Ireland following record revenues and profits in its Dublin store last year. The company is committed to expanding in the Irish market and has been identifying sites in Ireland for a potential second store.


YoYo Noodle to open new outlet in St George’s Street in Canterbury
canterburytimes.co.uk 11 Mar, 2016
YoYo Noodle is to open a three storey outlet in Canterbury city centre. The unit will be made up of both a restaurant and a takeaway, and will be set across three floors. The ground and first floor will be open to customers while the second floor will be reserved for storage and staff.


Marriott International to open five Moxy hotels in Europe this year
travelwires.com 11 Mar, 2016
Munich, Eschborn, Berlin, Oslo and Aberdeen will be the next key European cities to welcome Moxy properties by Marriott International. The new five Moxy hotels expected to opened by the end of this year will be build in partnership with Vastint Hospitality and Nordic Hospitality. Each of the hotels will feature wide lobbies and lounges, free Wi-Fi, libraries, plug-in zones, key-less entries, motion-sensor lighting and photo booth elevators to make the stay of the guests as entertaining as possible.


Nestle to invest €25m in Limerick R&D centre
irishexaminer.com 11 Mar, 2016
Nestle is to invest over €25m in a significant expansion of its existing R&D centre at Askeaton in Co Limerick. The enhanced facility already produces a range of high-quality premium powdered milk-based products for infants, young children, and mothers for export to world markets. The improved R&D Centre will focus on global product innovation for Nestle’s Wyeth Nutrition infant and maternal nutrition business and is expected to open in late 2017.


Ranhill to invest RM31.52m to build waste water treatment plant in China
theedgemarkets.com 11 Mar, 2016
Ranhill Holdings Bhd’s unit Ranhill (Yongxin) Water Co will invest RM31.52 million to build a 10-million-litre-per-day waste water treatment plant in the Yongxin County Industrial Development Zone, Ji’an City, Jiangxi province, China. A special-purpose vehicle set up by its sub-subsidiary Ranhill Water (Hong Kong) entered into a public-private partnership concession agreement with the Yongxin County Industrial Development Zone Management Council to undertake the proposed project. Under the deal, Ranhill Yongxin will transfer the waste water treatment plant back to the designated parties by the end of the 29-year concession period, which excludes the 16 months of construction period.


Natural gas power plant breaks ground in La Porte
eaglefordtexas.com 11 Mar, 2016
Construction began on a one-of-a-kind 50 MW natural gas power plant in La Porte, Texas. New technology will send carbon dioxide it creates into a sequestration pipeline. Exelon and CB&J lead funding for the $140 million project. If the power plant is successful, larger, 295 MW power plants could be built in the future, representing the new generation of cleaner natural gas plants.


Tainergy Tech to expand solar cell capacity in Vietnam
digitimes.com 11 Mar, 2016
Tainergy Tech, a Crystalline silicon solar cell maker will expand annual production capacity at its factory in Vietnam from 400MWp currently to 600MWp at the end of 2016. Production at the factory is mainly for export to the US market. The factory has obtained orders from the US with shipments scheduled through the end of 2016.


Mitsubishi, Doosan Heavy win power plant order in Vietnam
asia.nikkei.com 11 Mar, 2016
Mitsubishi Corp. and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction will build a coal-fired power plant in southern Vietnam together with two local partners. Total project costs are estimated at around 70 billion yen. The four partners are currently building two 600-megawatt plants at the Vin Tan 4 coal power station to fulfill an order placed in 2013. The new order will add one more plant of the same capacity, but which is more efficient and environmentally friendly, in an adjacent space. The total output capacity of the station will be 1,800 MW. Mitsubishi will provide steam turbines and power generation equipment, while Doosan will supply boilers and undertake construction at the site. The Vietnamese partners will contribute auxiliary equipment for the plant.


Taiwan to invest $2.5bn in Indonesia’s petrochemical industry
chemicals-technology.com 11 Mar, 2016

The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) of the Republic of Indonesia, has announced that investors from Taiwan have shown an interest in investing $2.5bn in Indonesia’s petrochemical industry to manufacture ammonia and mega methanol. The Taiwanese investors are yet to finalise a suitable location for their projects, taking into account the availability of natural gas as the raw material for petrochemical plants. The investors are expecting to build two factories, each on an area covering 100ha of land, in two phases. In the first phase, 600,000t of ammonia will be produced per year and 1.8 million tonnes of mega-methanol in the second phase.


Solarpack to invest USD 30m in Chilean PV plant
renewables.seenews.com 11 Mar, 2016

Solarpack will invest USD 30 million in a 50,000-panel solar plant, scheduled to enter construction by the first half of 2017. Currently, the project is going through a review by the Environmental Assessment Service.


Wuhan to invest $793m in new port area
splash247.com 11 Mar, 2016
Wuhan Port is going to develop a new port area, including a container terminal, at Hannan in Wuhan. Total investment for the project will be around $793m. The project will be developed in two phases, with phase one project starting this year with an investment of $154m. The second phase project will include an automobile logistics park in the port area.


ConAgra to invest $30 million in Lamb Weston expansion
foodbusinessnews.net 11 Mar, 2016
ConAgra Foods, Inc. is investing $30 million to expand its Lamb Weston business operations at the Boardman, Oregon. The investment will add additional processing capacity for production of formed offerings such as hash brown patties and potato puffs. Construction on the processing line, which will increase processing capacity by approximately 50 million lbs, is expected to be complete in 2017.


Chinese Fabric Manufacturer Uniquetex to Invest $31.6M, Add 150 Jobs in North Carolina
sourcingjournalonline.com 11 Mar, 2016

Uniquetex, a joint venture between two Chinese manufacturers, plans to invest $31.6 million in its first ever U.S. production facility, located in Grover, North Carolina. In addition, the company intends to bring 150 jobs to the area over the next five years. The company manufactures nonwoven fabrics for use by medical and healthcare providers, among others.


Logistics company wins approval for warehouse, office expansion
bizjournals.com 11 Mar, 2016
Logistics One, a Saratoga Springs, New York, trucking and warehousing company, will construct a $5 million, new office building before the end of the year. The city Planning Board has agreed to permit the 22-year-old logistics company to construct a 20,000-square-foot office building and expand its warehouses by 77,500 square feet.


Micoperi And Quantum Power To Construct Facility For GNPC
business.peacefmonline.com 11 Mar, 2016

Micoperi and Quantum Power has reached an agreement on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for the Tema liquefied natural gas (LNG) import, storage, regasification and delivery facility. The Tema LNG Facility will provide the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), in its capacity as National Gas Aggregator, with the ability to secure competitively priced LNG.


Treehouse Brewing to construct new brewery in Charlton, US
drinks-business-review.com 11 Mar, 2016

Treehouse Brewing Company is constructing a new brewery in Charlton, UK, as part of its expansion strategy. The new brewery, which is slated to open in 2017, will be spread across 45,000ft2 featuring a modern 50 BBL brewhouse, a 5,000ft2 retail space where the company plans to sell products directly from the brewery. Initially, the brewery will house 30,000 barrels of cellar capacity and plans to extend up to 50,000 barrels of cellar space by the end of its first operational year.


$17M hospital opens in Norwood
bizjournals.com 11 Mar, 2016
Sanders Trust, a developer of medical office buildings, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and specialty hospitals, finished construction of a $17 million facility for an affiliate of HealthSouth Corp. in Norwood. The 40-bed, 50,000-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital took 11 months to construct. The hospital officially opened its doors and began accepting patients on 1st March, 2016.


Fortigen Llc Breaks Ground On Nitrogen Production Plant In Geneva
kticradio.com 11 Mar, 2016
Fortigen LLC has broke ground in Geneva, NE for their Nitrogen Production Plant on 11th March, 2016. Construction is slated to start by the end of March with hopes of completion of the plant by the first quarter of 2017.


AGC to Build a Second Float Glass Production Plant in Brazil
glassbytes.com 11 Mar, 2016
AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) will invest approximately $158.3 million in its consolidated subsidiary, AGC Glass Brazil, to build a second float glass production plant in the southeast region of Brazil. The new facility will serve the automotive glass market, among other business units. The new plant is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018 and will increase AGC’s glass production capacity in the country to 2.4 times the current level.


Atotech Opens a New Chemical Plant in Penang
pcb.iconnect007.com 11 Mar, 2016
Atotech, provider of specialty chemicals and equipment, inaugurated its new plant in Penang, Malaysia. The new facility encompasses a built-up area of 7,500 sqm and a full production capacity of 12.000 t/a at single-shift operation. The company also plans to intensify its technical service capability for the region, by setting up a TechCenter at the Penang facility.


Daimler Trucks Asia starts production of all-new FUSO range for first time in Africa

auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 11 Mar, 2016

Daimler Trucks Asia and its Kenyan partners Simba Colt and AVA (Associated Vehicles Assemblers) has started CKD production of the all-new robust FUSO range at the AVA assembly plant in Mombasa, Kenya.


Construction of Akkuyu nuke plant in Turkey to start in 2016
en.trend.az 11 Mar, 2016
Construction of Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey will start in 2016. The project costing near $20 billion is expected to be completed in 2020.


RES and Boralex awarded 50-MW wind project in Ontario LRP
windpowerengineering.com 11 Mar, 2016

Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES) and partner, Boralex, are selected by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and awarded an LRP I Contract for a 50 MW wind-power project as part of the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) process. LRP is a competitive process for procuring large renewable energy projects with a capacity greater than 500 kilowatts. The project, Otter Creek Wind Farm Project, is situated on private lands in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, and is targeted to reach commercial operation by the end of 2019.


Aboitiz subsidiary completes 59-MW solar power plant
sunstar.com.ph 11 Mar, 2016
ABOITIZ Power Corp. subsidiary, San Carlos Sun Power (SaCaSun), has completed the construction and commissioning of its 59 MW solar power project in Negros Occidental and is now exporting power to the Visayas grid. The project has been completed before the Department of Energy’s (DOE) 15th March, 2016 deadline for solar power projects in the country. The company plans to conduct a formal inauguration of the solar project in April 2016. The P4.9-billion project has been funded with a mix of equity and debt from BDO Unibank.


Metal roof and siding maker to hire 15, invest $1.8 million
nwitimes.com 10 Mar, 2016
Central States Manufacturing Inc. plans to invest $1.8 million in new equipment in Michigan City. Michigan City gave the company a five-year tax abatement worth $64,876 to incentivize the investment. The firm makes metal roofing and siding, along with trims, gutters, and accessories in red oxide and galvanized finishes.


Magna International Says To Open Seating Manufacturing Facility In Taizhou, China,To Supply Geely’s Volvo Car Group
sonoranweeklyreview.com 10 Mar, 2016

Magna International Inc.,(MG.TO) will open a new seating manufacturing facility in Taizhou, China, to supply Geely’s Volvo Car Group. Construction is already underway and is set to be completed by mid-2016. The 5,200-square-meter facility will produce complete seating systems for a small crossover utility vehicle, the first automobile to be produced from Volvo’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform.


Self Storage Development Group Builds Universal Storage Solutions Facility in Charleston, SC
insideselfstorage.com 10 Mar, 2016
Self Storage Development Group (SSDG) is converting an existing building in Charleston, South Carolina, to a new self-storage facility that will operate as Universal Storage Solutions. Expected to be complete in August, the property will be managed by Universal Storage Group (USG), an Atlanta-based self-storage management firm. The facility will include more than 540 climate-controlled units, 20 rental offices, a breakroom and a conference area.


New $39 million Whanganui wastewater treatment plant
stuff.co.nz 10 Mar, 2016
The Whanganui District Council will build a new wastewater treatment plant, at an estimated cost of about $39 million. The new plant will take three years to construct and the district has applied for a short-term consent to authorise ongoing discharge to the ocean while this construction is underway. The new plant will include a sludge drying facility, which, while initially adding a capital cost, will reduce annual operating costs.


Agri-Mark to invest $30M into Chateaugay plant
wptz.com 10 Mar, 2016
Dairy producer Agri-Mark will invest nearly $30 million in its Chateaugay plant. The investment will modernize the facility and allow for the purchase of new equipment. New York will provide up to $6 million in funding for the deal. The expansion and improvements are expected to take mre than a year to complete.


Rostelecom to invest RUB 75 mln in Tyumen
telecompaper.com 10 Mar, 2016
Rostelecom, a Russian national operator plans to invest over RUB 75 million in the expansion of its GPON network in the Tymen region this year. Construction work has already started. Over 60 kilometres of fibre lines will be deployed in the duct infrastructure and more than 50 kilometres of indoor lines will be built. Around 22,000 households will be covered with the network. About 97 percent of households already have access to Rostelecom internet services in the region.


Co-op to invest £11M in new Welsh stores
insidermedia.com 10 Mar, 2016
The Co-op has unveiled plans for an £11m investment in new stores across Wales. As well as opening ten new outlets, the retailer will refurbish a further 12 with stores in Llanrwst, Penrhiwceiber and Tynant the first to have re-launched in 2016. The company is also continuing to roll out Welsh-made products in its stores, and has recently agreed a deal to stock yogurts made by Denbigh-based dairy Llaeth Y Llan/Village Dairy.


Hovione Plans Commercial Continuous Manufacturing Facility
pharmtech.com 10 Mar, 2016
Hovione plans to host and operate a commercial-scale continuous manufacturing facility as part of an agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals. The facility will be installed in Hovione’s New Jersey location, and Hovione expects the project to be complete by the end of 2017 to support the future manufacturing of Vertex’s approved medicines. The new facility will include all facets of the continuous manufacturing process, including continuous blending, wet or dry granulation, fluid bed drying, tableting, and coating operations.


Victory Packaging Announces New, Expanded Chicago Facility and Reaffirms Local Commitment
businesswire.com 10 Mar, 2016
Victory Packaging is pleased to announce an expanded presence at 1405 Sequoia Drive in Aurora, Illinois with its new 275,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center, scheduled to open in April 2016.


Primoris Services Corporation Announces Pipeline Construction Awards Valued at over $185 Million
businesswire.com 10 Mar, 2016
Primoris Services Corporation has announced two new pipeline construction awards with a combined value in excess of $185 million. The contracts are secured by Primoris’ Rockford Corporation, part of the West Construction Services segment. The first award is for a new natural gas pipeline located in central Florida for a midstream customer. The project consists of 79 miles of 36” diameter pipeline to transport natural gas for power generation needs. The scope of work includes 42 road bores, five directional drills, and six mainline test sections. Construction is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2016 and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The second award is for a new natural gas pipeline to a power plant in southern Pennsylvania for an independent power producer. The project consists of 3.7 miles of 24” diameter natural gas pipeline and will give an existing coal-fired plant the option to burn natural gas. Construction is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2016 and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016.


Citic Envirotech wins 198m-yuan project to upgrade wastewater treatment plant

businesstimes.com 10 Mar, 2016
CITIC Envirotech (CEL) has landed a project from the local government of Gaoyang County in China’s Hebei Province to upgrade an existing industrial wastewater treatment plant for 198 million yuan. The plant serves the textile and dye companies located in the largest print and dye industrial park in China, which provides over 70 per cent of China’s print and dye supplies. CEL, which acquired the Gaoyang plant in April last year, has incorporated a fully owned subsidiary known as United Envirotech Water Resource (Gaoyang) Co with a registered capital of 250 million yuan to carry out the project. The project will start immediately and will be completed by December this year.


ABB bags Rs 941 crore order in Germany
dnaindia.com 10 Mar, 2016
ABB has received an order worth around Rs. 941 crore from transmission system operators Energinet.dk in Denmark and 50Hertz Transmission in Germany to design, supply and install an HVDC (high voltage direct current) converter station in Bentwisch, Northern Germany. By providing the HVDC system, ABB is a key technology contributor to the ‘Kriegers Flak combined grid solution’ project, which establishes the world’s first offshore interconnection by using the national grid connections to the future Danish Kriegers Flak and operating German Baltic 1 and 2 offshore wind farms.


China’s CRRC wins contract to build rail cars for Chicago
shanghaidaily.com 10 Mar, 2016
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has won a 1.3-billion-U.S. dollar order to build rail cars for Chicago. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) awarded the contract to build 846 railcars to CRRC subsidiary CSR Sifang America JV, which submitted the lowest bid. As part of its wining bid, CRRC will build a new rail car assembly facility in Chicago with an aim to see the first cars going into service in 2020.


Siemens to set up factory for wind turbines rotor blades
greentechlead.com 10 Mar, 2016
Siemens will set up a factory in Tanger Automotive City, Morocco to manufacture rotor blades for onshore wind turbines. The company will start the construction of the factory, which will have a surface area of 37,500 square meters, in the spring of 2016. The wind turbine blade factory will commence operations in spring 2017.


Mitsui-Behn Meyer venture to set up fertiliser plant in Myanmar
business-standard.com 10 Mar, 2016
Mitsui & Co has entered into an agreement with the Behn Meyer, a major distributor of chemicals in Southeast Asia, for forming a joint venture company, BMM Venture (S) Pte (BMM-V), in Singapore. Mitsui, which has business relationship with Behn Meyer spans many years, will acquire a 49 percent equity stake in BMM-V through Mitsui & Co (Asia Pacific) Pte. Meanwhile BMM-V has entered into an agreement with Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO) to establish Agri First Co (AFC) for manufacturing and distribution of imported fertilisers in Myanmar.


Anantara to open 2 new resorts in Oman by mid-2016
hospitalitybizindia.com 10 Mar, 2016

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, announced the opening of two luxury resorts in the Sultanate of Oman in mid-2016. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in the north east of Oman and Al Baleed Resort – Salalah by Anantara in the southern province of Dhofar will offer indigenous experiences for guests looking for authentic luxury in settings of dramatic natural beauty.


Japan Asia Investment breaks ground on 30-MW PV plant
renewables.seenews.com 10 Mar, 2016

Japan Asia Investment Co has started building a 30-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Nara prefecture. The Yoshino City Solar Power Plant requires a total investment of JPY 10.6 billion. The plant is scheduled to commence operations by January 2018.


Construction starts on Auckland’s $200m luxury Park Hyatt hotel
stuff.co.nz 09 Mar, 2016
Construction on the new $200 million five-star Park Hyatt hotel at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter has been officially started. The seven-storey hotel is funded by Hong Kong investment company Fu Wah International Group. Tender negotiations for the construction are still yet to be finalised between three parties but the hotel is expected to open in the second quarter of 2018.


DP Electronics Recycling to build Whitewater plant to turn used CRT glass into ceramic tiles
host.madison.com 09 Mar, 2016
DP Electronic Recycling is building a 153,000-square-foot, $12.5 million, state-of-the-art recycling complex in Whitewater University Technology Park that will, in part, turn glass from used cathode ray tubes into ceramic products, including floor tiles. Construction will begin in spring 2016 and it is expected to be fully operational within 18 months after it breaks ground. Once operating, the facility will be able to recycle 53 million pounds of CRT glass a year.


Thai Minor International to invest more than $1 bln in hotels, fast food over 5 yrs

in.reuters.com 09 Mar, 2016
Thailand’s Minor International Pcl plans to invest $1.13 billion over the next five years in a major expansion of its hotel and fast-food chain businesses at home and overseas. More than half that overall sum will be used to build up existing operations, with about 14-15 billion baht set aside for acquisitions. The company will use internal cash and debt financing to fund the investment. The firm aims to raise the number of hotels it operates to 210 by 2020 from 145 now, while targeting an increase in the number of its domestic and foreign fast-food outlets to 3,100 by 2020 from 1,851 currently.


Dongwha to invest $66M in building MDF production line in Vietnam
koreatimes.co.kr 09 Mar, 2016
Dongwha Enterprise will invest $66 million to build second Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) production line in Vietnam. The construction of the second production line will be completed by December, and VRG Dongwha’s sales revenue is also expected to increase by 30 percent.


Sewa launches new power distribution station
utilities-me.com 09 Mar, 2016
The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has commissioned the $28.5mn Al Khan power transmission and distribution station as part of the Sharjah government’s plans for expansion of the transmission network to cope with the Emirate’s projected rising energy demands. The 132/33/11 kv station will mainly meet electricity needs in new residential districts in Al Khan, Al Nahda and Al Taawun, in an efficient and timely manner.


Cisco to invest $500m in Germany
channelnomics.eu 09 Mar, 2016
Cisco plans to plough $500m in Germany over the next three years. The cash will be spent in a number of areas, encompassing investments in research and academia, IT start-ups, and technology professionals.


Dayang Group to invest up to $30 mln in VC-backed Indochino
pehub.com 09 Mar, 2016
INDOCHINOTM, the global retail pioneer in made to measure menswear, has announced an investment in INDOCHINO by Dayang Group, a global apparel manufacturer, of up to $30 million USD. This investment will help accelerate the company’s expansion plans, significantly enhance the product offering to its customers, and generate additional operating efficiencies within the company’s 2016-2020 plan. As part of its investment strategy, the company will significantly expand its retail footprint in North America and increase its media budget to help unlock the online business’ vast potential in North America and globally.


Office furniture manufacturer invests nearly $20 million in new Holland Charter Township facility
mibiz.com 09 Mar, 2016
Two years after establishing its US operations in Holland Charter Township, ROL USA Inc. will invest $19.8 million in building a new 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The manufacturer of electric sit-stand tables, a subsidiary of Sweden-based ROL Ergo, plans to hire an additional 51 workers over the first two years to support the expansion, which is slated to begin in the coming months.


Mahindra Aerospace to set up operations in UAE
thehindubusinessline.com 09 Mar, 2016

Mahindra Aerospace aims to set up operations in the UAE in the near future. Mahindra is currently the only Indian company that produces aircraft and sell them in 30 countries, including in the US and in parts of Africa and Asia.


Hazera moves into new R&D facility
thepacker.com 09 Mar, 2016
Hazera, a Vegetable breeding and seed company has moved its research and development center. The center, which includes laboratories, breeding greenhouses and offices, is now located in Berurim, Israel. In addition to the new center, the company is building a new R&D facility in the Netherlands that will focus on breeding cruciferous crops and it is set to be completed in 2017.


UPS unveils $80m project to expand Herne facility
postandparcel.info 09 Mar, 2016
UPS held an official ground-breaking ceremony on 9th March, 2016 to announce plans to expand its package sorting and delivery facility in Herne. The $80 million project is due to be completed by the end of 2017. When the expansion is completed, the Herne facility will have an operating area of 25,000 square metres and will be equipped with technology that will increase its package sorting capacity to more than 36,000 pieces per hour.


Lake Zurich manufacturer plans major warehouse expansion
dailyherald.com 09 Mar, 2016
Termax Corp. proposes to build an 80,000-square-foot warehouse to expand its facility in an industrial park at 200 Telser Road near Route 22 in Lake Zurich. If constructed, Termax’s office and warehouse operation will go from roughly 20,000 to 100,000 square feet. The new expansion will be consistent with other adjacent industrial buildings.


Kenya signs $408 mln loan with Japan for 140 MW geothermal plant
reuters.com 09 Mar, 2016
Kenya and Japan has signed a $408 million loan agreement to go towards building a 140 MW geothermal power plant. The plant, know as Olkaria V, will be built by Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), expects to begin construction in July, with the plant arriving on the grid by the end of 2018.


Taiwan company opens P1.8-b plant
thestandard.com.ph 09 Mar, 2016
Kinpo Electronics (Philippines) Inc., a unit of Taiwan’s New Kinpo Group of Companies, inaugurated a P1.816-billion manufacturing facility at Carmelray Industrial Park in Calamba, Laguna. With the opening of the new factory, the New Kinpo Group’s total investments in the Philippines reached P2.5 billion. The group produces a wide range of consumer electronics products such calculators, printers, 3D printers, external hard disc drives, modems and motherboards for brands such as HP, Toshiba, Western Digital and Casio.


redBus plans to expand global footprint in next three months
livemint.com 09 Mar, 2016
redBus, an Online bus ticketing platform is planning to expand its global footprint by launching operations in at least four South and Southeast Asian countries in the next three months. The company is also exploring acquisitions and strategic investments to enter these new geographies, which are expected to account for at least 5% of the company’s revenue in the next 15-18 months.


Ferring Pharma to invest $10m in R&D in S’pore
straitstimes.com 08 Mar, 2016
Ferring Pharmaceuticals will invest $10 million over five years on research and development (R&D) in Singapore. It is also looking into partnering local hospitals and universities.


Ingeteam commissions 4.3MW of PV inverters in Ohio
py-magazine.com 08 Mar, 2016
Ingeteam has commissioned a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Minster, Ohio. The Minster PV plant, owned by Half Moon Ventures LLC, out of Chicago, IL has received an investment of $15 million. In addition, the facility has 7MW of power batteries, which will improve penetration rates of the plant in the distribution network and reach an estimated savings of $6,375,000.


Grifols announces $85m investment in Dublin plant
irishtimes.com 08 Mar, 2016
Grifols has announced a further €85 million investment in its Dublin plant which formally opened last year. Construction will begin towards the end of this year, with the plant expected to be operation-ready in early 2020. The investment is part of a larger programme which will see the group build four new plants in a $360 million expansion of its bioscience manufacturing capacity. Bioscience, the plasma business, is one of the group’s three divisions but accounts for around 75 per cent of its revenues.


Oishi Group to invest Bt1.5 bn this year
nationmultimedia.com 08 Mar, 2016
OISHI GROUP, a subsidiary of Thai Beverage has announced a 2016 investment budget of about Bt1.5 billion. Some Bt950 million of the budget will be allocated for the installation of the fourth cold aseptic filling line at its beverage plant in Wang Muang district, Saraburi. A total of Bt350 million will be invested in the expansion and renovation of the group’s Japanese restaurants, mainly the Shabushi brand. About 30 branches of the group’s Japanese restaurants, mainly Shabushi, will be opened this year.


SMEC to manage development of 183MW hydropower project
esi-africa.com 08 Mar, 2016
The Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL) has awarded SMEC a contract to provide project management and construction supervision services on the 183 MW Isimba hydropower project. SMEC will help UEGCL oversee the performance of various contractors, including the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).


ISGEC Heavy Engg plans new branch in Jordan
thehindubusinessline.com 08 Mar, 2016

ISGEC Heavy Engineering plans to open a branch in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The branch is called Operating Foreign Company in Jordan. The project involves erection and civil work of machinery and equipment for 30 MW coal-based thermal power plant.


Merrill Corporation Launches New Data Center in Hong Kong
businesswireindia.com 08 Mar, 2016
Merrill Corporation, a global provider of secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services, has launched a new data center in Hong Kong for Merrill DataSite®. The new data center provides numerous user benefits, including regional hosting, international compliance, utilization of new Asian language enhancements, site-wide text search and enhanced document processing and locally-based service and sales directors, among other end-user benefits. The data center adds to Merrill’s suite of services in Asia, offering local sales, service, data hosting and application enhancements.


Algeria’s Sonatrach to invest $3.2 bln in pipelines
af.reuters.com 08 Mar, 2016
Sonatrach will invest $3.2 billion over four years to increase pipeline capacity as natural gas output rises from new and existing fields. The company will build 1,650 km of pipeline, and six compression and pumping stations by 2020 and its goal is to transport output from new fields located in the south east and south west.


Steuben manufacturer to invest $1.2 million, add 7 jobs
journalgazette.net 08 Mar, 2016
Univertical, maker of anodes and chemicals for the plating industry is investing $1.2 million on new equipment and creating seven jobs. The Angola City Council has approved a seven-year tax abatement on the project. The manufacturer will expand its chemical processing capacity by installing plating line equipment and a second upward casting line.


EIB to pour EUR 16m into 20-MW Swedish wind project
renewables.seenews.com 08 Mar, 2016

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide EUR 16 million to help finance its first wind power project in Sweden under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EIB will co-invest in the construction of the 20 MW Langmarken onshore wind farm located in Varmland county with French banking services provider Natixis SA’s investment unit Mirova and project developer Eolus Vind AB (STO:EOLU B). The latter has agreed to retain a 10% stake in the scheme and to hand over the rest of the interest to the Mirova-Eurofideme fund and EIB. The project already has all necessary approvals. Its construction has been initiated in January, with commissioning due in the first quarter of 2017.


Saratoga logistics company plans to expand warehouse, offices
bizjournals.com 08 Mar, 2016
Bill McNeary IV is preparing to invest $5 million to construct an office building and add up to 75,000 square feet of warehouse space in Saratoga Springs, New York. Construction of the new offices will begin as soon as the project is approved by the city.


Japan, South Korea firms win contract to build $800 mln Botswana power plant

af.reuters.com 08 Mar, 2016
A joint venture by Japan’s Marubeni Corporation and South Korea’s Posco Energy has won an $800 million tender to expand Botswana’s Morupule B power plant by an extra 300 MW. The firms will recover their costs by selling the power to the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) through a 30-year power purchase agreement at a cost of 812.56 pula per MegaWatt hour. Construction of the new plant is expected to start late this year with the first power produced added to the national grid by May 2020.


Stavis plans new Boston processing plant, headquarters
undercurrentnews.com 08 Mar, 2016
Stavis Seafoods has finalized plans for its new Boston, Massachusetts-based headquarters and processing facility after agreeing to be the anchor tenant of a new seafood facility. The company has been searching for a new facility that will house all its Boston-area locations for over five years. It will occupy up to 90,000 square feet of the building beginning September 2018, leasing freezer, cooler, processing and office space. Groundbreaking for the new building will start in fall 2016.


Destiny USA proposes building smaller hotel
localsyr.com 08 Mar, 2016
Destiny USA plans to build the 209-room hotel at 311 Hiawatha Boulevard, the same location it proposed for a 255-room hotel in 2014. This new project will be privately financed from loans and the Pyramid Management Group. The company hopes to break ground in early June, and expects construction will take about 14 months. The hotel will open in the summer of 2017.


Camso opens Vietnam tire plant
tirebusiness.com 08 Mar, 2016
Camso has inaugurated production of solid forklift tires at a new plant in Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province as part of the company’s strategy to gain leadership position in the Asian materials-handling market. The company has built the 247,500 sq.ft. factory in 14 months.


Toyota Karawang Engine Plant begins production of NR engines – 216,000 annual production capacity
paultan.org 08 Mar, 2016
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) has begun the production at its 216,000 engines per year newly-constructed engine plant in West Java. The facility is built with an investment of approximately 2.3 trillion rupiah.


Array Technologies Commissions 45 MW Sandstone Solar Project
py-magazine.com 08 Mar, 2016
Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), has commissioned the 45 MW (ac) Sandstone Solar Project located in Florence, Arizona. Sandstone owner and operator, sPower, contracted turnkey solar power solution provider Swinerton Renewable Energy to lead engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities for the ground-mounted single-axis tracker photovoltaic installation. Wells Fargo & Company provided tax-equity financing for the project. Salt River Project is purchasing all of the solar energy produced at the 45 MW facility as part of its sustainable portfolio


Masdar completes solar power project in Vanuatu
tradearabia.com 08 Mar, 2016
Masdar has recently completed the installation of three new solar photo-voltaic (PV) plants in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. This is the sixth Pacific project delivered by Masdar, and is the latest stage of the United Arab Emirates-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF), a $50 million initiative managed by Masdar in close coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Project funding is provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development


UAE’s largest private healthcare facility – NMC Royal Hospital opens in Abu Dhabi

canaranews.com 08 Mar, 2016
NMC Healthcare has unveiled UAE’s largest private sector hospital, the $200 million NMC Royal Hospital at Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi. This multispecialty hospital with a total built in capacity of 500 beds is ready to serve the nation as a quaternary care, referral centre hospital.


Woodland is looking to expand its global footprint
brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com 07 Mar, 2016
Woodland, a Footwear and outdoor gear brand is looking to expand its international presence significantly by opening stores in countries such as Russia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and the UAE. The company targets to open at least 10 retail outlets internationally in the next two years.


$2m fertiliser plant opens near Timaru
odt.co.nz 07 Mar, 2016
More than $2million has been invested at Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ Washdyke site with the official opening of a specialist PhaSedN fertiliser manufacturing plant. The plant was developed in partnership with Te Poi Manufacturing and it was expected to initially produce about 10,000 tonnes annually with capacity to build production as demand grew.


Shell finalizing technical aspect for LNG project
philstar.com 07 Mar, 2016
The local subsidiary of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is now finalizing the technical aspect of front-end engineering design (FEED) to finally construct its planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal by 2017. Once the final investment decision is issued, it will take less that three years to build the FSRU LNG terminal.


Malachite sets up mobile plant for Lorena
heraldsun.com.au 07 Mar, 2016
Malachite Resources has appointed Ore Processing Services (OPS) to establish and operate a mobile mineral processing plant at the company’s Lorena gold project in Queensland. OPS will take responsibility for the supply, commissioning and operation of the whole mineral processing plant, which will be constructed as mobile units. The main advantage of this approach is a lower construction cost as these units can be constructed off-site and transported to site fully commissioned.


Vaughan, Ont.’s Elias Custom Metal to invest $2M in plant upgrades
canadianmanufacturing.com 07 Mar, 2016

Elias Custom Metal (ECM) Fabrication plans to invest approximately $2 million in new equipment that will grow the company’s capacity and expand its expertise. The new machinery will also allow ECM to add up to 10 jobs at its 80,000 square-foot facility north of Toronto. The new funds will go toward the purchase of a fully-automated Trumpf tube laser cutting machine, allowing the company to profile and process tubes up to 9 metres long.


Quebec to invest in industrial ports
trucknews.com 07 Mar, 2016
The government of Quebec will invest $300 million into the development of industrial ports in the province. The implementation of industrial port areas throughout Quebec is part of the Quebec government’s Maritime Strategy 2015-2020 Action Plan, a policy made public in June 2015 and hailed by the MPA.


Peregrine Pharmaceuticals New Facility Doubles Manufacturing Capacity; Shares Surge 6% in Pre Market (NASDAQ:PPHM)
sonoranweeklyreview.com 07 Mar, 2016

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals’s new biomanufacturing suite in Tustin, California has been formally commissioned, which will more than double the company’s manufacturing capacity, and add up to $40 million in revenue each year. The facility will be operated by Avid Bioservices, Inc.


NRG and NRG Yield Unveil New 20 MW Solar Facility in Southern California
businesswire.com 07 Mar, 2016
NRG Energy, Inc. and its subsidiary NRG Yield, Inc. has announced that a new 20 MW photovoltaic (PV) facility is now online in Southern California. The NRG Solar Oasis facility will generate clean, reliable solar power, sold under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison. The project has been jointly funded by both NRG and NRG Yield through the previously announced partnership between both companies.


Mubadala to establish new manufacturing facility
gulfnews.com 07 Mar, 2016
Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment firm, is looking to establish a new manufacturing facility producing carbon fibres used for aircraft parts, with construction on the Al Ain facility expected to start in 2017.


Peterbilt breaks ground on expansion of Texas facility
todaystrucking.com 07 Mar, 2016
Peterbilt recently broke ground on the construction of a 102,000 square-foot expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. The new building is expected to be operational by January 2017.


Micoperi secures EPC contract for Tema LNG facility in Ghana
hydrocarbons-technology.com 07 Mar, 2016

Quantum Power, in consultation with its project partner Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has selected Micoperi as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the Tema LNG facility in Ghana. The $550m Tema LNG project will have the capacity to receive, store, regasify and deliver 3.4 million tonnes of LNG per year. The project is planned to be implemented on a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis and assets will be transferred to GNPC after its term for a period of 20 years. Tema will provide GNPC with the flexibility to manage volatility in power demand and fluctuations in domestic gas supply. Quantum signed an agreement in February 2016 with GNPC for the construction and operation of the Tema import, storage and regasification facility. The facility will have the capacity to fuel more than 2,000MW of power generation. Operations at the facility are set to begin at the end of 2016.


Mazza Innovation Opens Processing Facility for its PhytoClean Extracts
foodingredientsfirst.com 07 Mar, 2016

Mazza Innovation has opened its first large-scale commercial extraction processing facility in order to produce its PhytoClean Cranberry, Green Tea and Blueberry extracts as well as other clean label ingredients for its customers. The 38,000 sq.ft. facility has received its GMP certification and is fully compliant with the quality requirements of dietary supplements and natural health product manufacturers, including with organic customers in the near future.


€10m plan for Irish Cement plant in Limerick
limerickleader.ie 07 Mar, 2016
Irish Cement has formally applied for planning permission to transform the way it operates at its plant in Limerick. The firm is seeking the go-ahead from Limerick City and County Council for a development which will allow for the replacement of fossil fuels through lower carbon alternatives at the Mungret plant. As part of the development, the company is planning to construct a tyre storage area with a tyre handling/separation area, and an associated conveyer chamber.


STX France wins rentel EPCI contract
breakbulk.com 07 Mar, 2016
STX France, a Shipbuilding and marine services firm has been awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for an offshore substation as part of a wind farm project off the Belgian coast. The contract has been awarded by Belgian offshore wind firm Rentel and includes design, fabrication, transport, offshore installation and commissioning of the monopile foundation and topside. This work will also include completion of high voltage and ancillary equipment for the 309 MW wind farm. The 42 offshore wind turbine generators required for the project will be supplied and installed by German engineering firm Siemens. Contracts for the supply and installation of wind turbine foundations and cables are expected to be finalized shortly. An estimated €1.25 billion in project finance is expected to be raised for the project by mid-2016 and construction is due to start shortly afterwards.


Babcock & Wilcox wins $80M+ coal-plant contract in the Philippines
bizjournals.com 07 Mar, 2016
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has won a contract worth more than $80 million to design and manufacture an advanced coal-powered boiler for a power plant in the Philippines. The Philippines project calls for B&W to engineer and manufacture a high-efficiency supercritical boiler for the Masinloc Thermal Power Plant expansion project in Zambales Province. The boiler is part of a 300 MW expansion project at the 600 MW plant. POSCO has been contracted with B&W and this will be the first of the two expansion units, and it is due to be finished in the first half of 2019.


Encorp’s unit wins RM8.9m construction contract from MSM Sugar Refinery
theedgemarkets.com 07 Mar, 2016
Encorp Bhd has been awarded a RM8.9 million contract by MSM Sugar Refinery (Johor) Sdn Bhd in relation to the proposed construction of a sugar refinery in Johor Bahru. Encorp Construction & Infrastructure Sdn Bhd, subsidiary of Encorp Bhd will be appointed as the main contractor for the construction works; the scope of works shall include construction and completion of earthworks and temporary site facilities for the project.


Soleq launches $213m solar power project in Philippines
power-technology.com 07 Mar, 2016
Soleq has launched its new 132.5MW solar farm in the Philippines, built at a cost of around $213m. Located in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental province, the solar facility has been developed through a partnership between Gregorio Araneta Incorporated and Soleq.


Sunco Power seeks financing for 20-MW solar project in Zimbabwe
renewable.seenews.com 07 Mar, 2016

Sunco Power Co is looking to obtain financing for a 20-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park to be constructed in the southern part of Zimbabwe. The company is in the process of obtaining a piece of land of about 300 acres for the project from one of the rural district councils close to Bulawayo in Matabeleland province. Sunco Power is currently in the process of applying for permission with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA), after which it expects to finalise a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, also known as ZESA. The company has engaged UK-based Green Rhino Energy as a consultant on the project. The project shall be implemented in two phases over a period of 10 months that will start once a financing agreement has been reached.


S/African petro-chemical giant to invest $1 billion in Mozambique
en.starafrica.com 06 Mar, 2016
SASOL will be investing over $1 billion in the exploitation of light oil for gas and energy production in Inhassoro district of the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane as from 2018.


Orascom Construction obtains $200 mln contracts for projects in Algeria, Egypt
english.ahram.org.eg 06 Mar, 2016
Orascom Constructions (OC) has been awarded two contracts worth $200 million to build a cement plant in Algeria and manufacture steel in Egypt. OC will build a cement plant for an unnamed private contractor in Algeria with a daily capacity of 6,000 tonnes as well as construct infrastructures for an industrial complex, both at a value of $180 million. In Egypt, the company’s subsidiary, National Steel Fabrication (NSF), will manufacture and supply all structural steel for the West Nile Delta gas development project at a value of $20 million


Dewa awards power plant consultancy contract
tradearabia.com 06 Mar, 2016
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed up RWE Power International, a major provider of power and water plant engineering and consultancy services, to conduct a comprehensive study on the uses of all by-products from using clean coal at the Hassyan power plant.


Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa opens in Thailand
breakingtravelnews.com 06 Mar, 2016
Marriott International is opening the Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa under the company’s flagship brand Marriott Hotels. Featuring 322 rooms that combine modern design and Thai Colonial features, the resort is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities located within the serene seaside town of Hua Hin.


Ashok leyland to expand UAE mfg plant
dailypioneer.com 05 Mar, 2016
Ashok Leyland will expand its Ras Al Khaimah plant (RAK) in UAE with a fresh investment of $10 million and also it plans to double bus production capacity and it will introduce new product lines. The current output of RAK plant is 12 buses a day and with the new investments it will increase to 20 buses, apart from the production of trucks from the factory.


50-MW Tarlac solar power plant goes online
business.inquirer.net 05 Mar, 2016
PetroSolar Corp., owned by PetroGreen Energy Corp. (PetroGreen) and EEI Power Corp. (EEIPC), and Conergy, a German photovoltaic (PV) solution and service provider, have switched on their 50 MW Tarlac solar power project (TSPP) in Tarlac province. The TSPP energy facility covers 55 hectares of industrial land within the Central Technopark in Tarlac City and it has been synchronized to the Luzon grid and started delivery of power on 27 January, 2016.


Lake Charles to build $41 million wastewater plant
kplctv.com 05 Mar, 2016
The Lake Charles City Council has been voted to move forward with a wastewater project totaling over $41 million. The facility may break ground as soon as six months from now, and will take 24-30 months to build.


Alstom to invest 100 million euros in Turkey
dailysabah.com 05 Mar, 2016
Alstom will bid in a tender that Turkey is scheduled to hold in the middle of this year with the purpose of purchasing 80 high-speed trains. The company plans to invest 100 million euros in a facility where it will produce the high-speed vehicles if it wins the tender.


KSA, UAE eye $3bn Suez industrial city
projects.zawya.com 05 Mar, 2016
A Saudi-UAE alliance involving a group of companies has submitted a request to the Economic Commission of the Suez Canal to obtain 5 million square feet to establish a $3 billion industrial city. The industrial city will have factories to manufacture various products, including food and cars. There will be about $300 million set aside for the basic infrastructure of the project, while up to $3 billion will be sought from investors to set up 120 factories and a complete city for businesses.


China to build second railway linking inland with Tibet
business-standard.com 05 Mar, 2016
China will build a second railway connecting Tibet with other parts of the country, expanding its connectivity with the Himalayan region and increasing its strategic options to rapidly move troops to the borders with India. The railway will be built between Tibet Autonomous Region’s capital city Lhasa and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, in southwest China. The plan is to be implemented from this year after its approval.


Biofuel Manufacturer to invest US$95 million in Jamaican Plant by 2017
sflcn.com 05 Mar, 2016
Benchmark Renewable Energy LLC, a biofuel developer plans to develop a large scale bio-ethanol operation in Jamaica on 3,000 hectares of land. The project will include the development of an advanced bio-ethanol plant with production capacity of 10 million gallons of ethanol fuel per year and 3 MW of excess electricity to be delivered to the local grid. The project will require investments of approximately US$95 million and it will be completed by the last quarter of 2017.


Access to build power plant in Uganda
busiweek.com 05 Mar, 2016
Access Uganda Solar, a partnership between Access Power and EREN RE, will build the 10 MW solar PV project in Soroti, Uganda at an investment of $19 million. The TSK Group of Spain has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. TSK will sub-contract parts of the work to local firms. Financial close has been achieved on 20th January 2016, but the plant is expected to be operational and connected to the national grid in July 2016. The 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been signed in fourth quarter of 2015 with the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL).


Move to construct, operate two jetties at Mongla Port
thefinancialexpress-bd.com 05 Mar, 2016

A process is underway to award a contract for the construction and operation of two jetties at Mongla Port under the public-private partnership (PPP) to enhance its capacity. The Shipping Ministry has already selected a private consortium of foreign and local firms to build the two new jetties. The estimated cost of the project is $52.75 million, while the concession period 30 years.


Petroleum company to up gas production from Risheh field
jordantimes.com 05 Mar, 2016
The National Petroleum Company plans to boost natural gas production from Risheh field this year. The company plans to boost gas output to reach 20 million cubic feet per day, by rehabilitating old wells and cleaning already existing gas wells. Natural gas output from the field near the border with Iraq dropped by 6 per cent in 2015 and reached 4.341 billion cubic feet, compared to 4.617 billion cubic feet in 2014.


China to invest $17 billion in Xinjiang projects: Xinhua
reuters.com 05 Mar, 2016
China plans to invest about $17 billion in 100 projects in Xinjiang. The funds will cover projects spanning employment, housing, agriculture, poverty-relief among other things.


Four food projects coming up in Oman
timesofoman.com 05 Mar, 2016
The Oman Food Investment Holding Company is implementing four major ventures at a cost of OMR270 million. The ventures are expected to improve food security and economic diversification in the Sultanate. The four projects will start production in the next three years, one by one. The major investors in these ventures are investment and pension funds.


Serbia opens new tender for steel plant
gulfnews.com 04 Mar, 2016
The Serbian government launched a new tender for its sole steel mill which it tried to privatise without success in 2012 as it seeks to sell off a raft of public companies. The starting price of the Zelezara Smederevo plant is 45.6 million euros. The deadline for the submission of offers has been fixed at 30th March, 2016.


$100M Chinese cultural theme park to be built in Myrtle Beach, mayor says

wncn.com 04 Mar, 2016
Myrtle Beach city has a $100 million commitment from a Chinese Cultural Theme Park, similar to Epcot, to begin building in the fall. The theme park is slated to open in the fall of 2017. The decision on the theme park will be finalized in April.


Evonik starts basic engineering for methionine plant in Singapore
business-standard.com 04 Mar, 2016
Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for the construction of a second world-scale production plant for the amino acid DL-methionine in Singapore. The plant complex, with a projected annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tonnes, is expected to come on stream in 2019.


Avaya to invest in South Africa
itweb.co.za 04 Mar, 2016
Avaya, a business communications software, systems and services company, plans to drive digital transformation strategies and deliver growth in South Africa by opening a customer experience centre and increasing its workforce. The centre will be used to demonstrate the capabilities and solutions for the company which has moved from being a hardware provider to a software provider.


Serbia opens new tender for steel plant
gulfnews.com 04 Mar, 2016
The Serbian government launched a new tender for its sole steel mill which it tried to privatise without success in 2012 as it seeks to sell off a raft of public companies. The starting price of the Zelezara Smederevo plant is 45.6 million euros. The deadline for the submission of offers has been fixed at 30th March, 2016.


$100M Chinese cultural theme park to be built in Myrtle Beach, mayor says

wncn.com 04 Mar, 2016
Myrtle Beach city has a $100 million commitment from a Chinese Cultural Theme Park, similar to Epcot, to begin building in the fall. The theme park is slated to open in the fall of 2017. The decision on the theme park will be finalized in April.


Evonik starts basic engineering for methionine plant in Singapore
business-standard.com 04 Mar, 2016
Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for the construction of a second world-scale production plant for the amino acid DL-methionine in Singapore. The plant complex, with a projected annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tonnes, is expected to come on stream in 2019.


Avaya to invest in South Africa
itweb.co.za 04 Mar, 2016
Avaya, a business communications software, systems and services company, plans to drive digital transformation strategies and deliver growth in South Africa by opening a customer experience centre and increasing its workforce. The centre will be used to demonstrate the capabilities and solutions for the company which has moved from being a hardware provider to a software provider.


Ashok leyland to expand UAE mfg plant
dailypioneer.com 05 Mar, 2016
Ashok Leyland will expand its Ras Al Khaimah plant (RAK) in UAE with a fresh investment of $10 million and also it plans to double bus production capacity and it will introduce new product lines. The current output of RAK plant is 12 buses a day and with the new investments it will increase to 20 buses, apart from the production of trucks from the factory.


50-MW Tarlac solar power plant goes online
business.inquirer.net 05 Mar, 2016
PetroSolar Corp., owned by PetroGreen Energy Corp. (PetroGreen) and EEI Power Corp. (EEIPC), and Conergy, a German photovoltaic (PV) solution and service provider, have switched on their 50 MW Tarlac solar power project (TSPP) in Tarlac province. The TSPP energy facility covers 55 hectares of industrial land within the Central Technopark in Tarlac City and it has been synchronized to the Luzon grid and started delivery of power on 27 January, 2016.


Lake Charles to build $41 million wastewater plant
kplctv.com 05 Mar, 2016
The Lake Charles City Council has been voted to move forward with a wastewater project totaling over $41 million. The facility may break ground as soon as six months from now, and will take 24-30 months to build.


Alstom to invest 100 million euros in Turkey
dailysabah.com 05 Mar, 2016
Alstom will bid in a tender that Turkey is scheduled to hold in the middle of this year with the purpose of purchasing 80 high-speed trains. The company plans to invest 100 million euros in a facility where it will produce the high-speed vehicles if it wins the tender.


KSA, UAE eye $3bn Suez industrial city
projects.zawya.com 05 Mar, 2016
A Saudi-UAE alliance involving a group of companies has submitted a request to the Economic Commission of the Suez Canal to obtain 5 million square feet to establish a $3 billion industrial city. The industrial city will have factories to manufacture various products, including food and cars. There will be about $300 million set aside for the basic infrastructure of the project, while up to $3 billion will be sought from investors to set up 120 factories and a complete city for businesses.


China to build second railway linking inland with Tibet
business-standard.com 05 Mar, 2016
China will build a second railway connecting Tibet with other parts of the country, expanding its connectivity with the Himalayan region and increasing its strategic options to rapidly move troops to the borders with India. The railway will be built between Tibet Autonomous Region’s capital city Lhasa and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, in southwest China. The plan is to be implemented from this year after its approval.


Biofuel Manufacturer to invest US$95 million in Jamaican Plant by 2017
sflcn.com 05 Mar, 2016
Benchmark Renewable Energy LLC, a biofuel developer plans to develop a large scale bio-ethanol operation in Jamaica on 3,000 hectares of land. The project will include the development of an advanced bio-ethanol plant with production capacity of 10 million gallons of ethanol fuel per year and 3 MW of excess electricity to be delivered to the local grid. The project will require investments of approximately US$95 million and it will be completed by the last quarter of 2017.


Access to build power plant in Uganda
busiweek.com 05 Mar, 2016
Access Uganda Solar, a partnership between Access Power and EREN RE, will build the 10 MW solar PV project in Soroti, Uganda at an investment of $19 million. The TSK Group of Spain has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. TSK will sub-contract parts of the work to local firms. Financial close has been achieved on 20th January 2016, but the plant is expected to be operational and connected to the national grid in July 2016. The 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been signed in fourth quarter of 2015 with the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL).


Move to construct, operate two jetties at Mongla Port
thefinancialexpress-bd.com 05 Mar, 2016

A process is underway to award a contract for the construction and operation of two jetties at Mongla Port under the public-private partnership (PPP) to enhance its capacity. The Shipping Ministry has already selected a private consortium of foreign and local firms to build the two new jetties. The estimated cost of the project is $52.75 million, while the concession period 30 years.


Petroleum company to up gas production from Risheh field
jordantimes.com 05 Mar, 2016
The National Petroleum Company plans to boost natural gas production from Risheh field this year. The company plans to boost gas output to reach 20 million cubic feet per day, by rehabilitating old wells and cleaning already existing gas wells. Natural gas output from the field near the border with Iraq dropped by 6 per cent in 2015 and reached 4.341 billion cubic feet, compared to 4.617 billion cubic feet in 2014.


China to invest $17 billion in Xinjiang projects: Xinhua
reuters.com 05 Mar, 2016
China plans to invest about $17 billion in 100 projects in Xinjiang. The funds will cover projects spanning employment, housing, agriculture, poverty-relief among other things.


Four food projects coming up in Oman
timesofoman.com 05 Mar, 2016
The Oman Food Investment Holding Company is implementing four major ventures at a cost of OMR270 million. The ventures are expected to improve food security and economic diversification in the Sultanate. The four projects will start production in the next three years, one by one. The major investors in these ventures are investment and pension funds.


Ashok Leyland to double production at Middle East facility
business-standard.com 04 Mar, 2016
Ashok Leyland plans to expand its bus manufacturing plant in Ras Al Khaimah, Middle East in order to double production capacity. The foundation stone for the $10 million expansion project has been laid on 3rd March, 2016. The project also includes a Design and Service Training Centre. Post the expansion, the capacity of the plant will increase from 12 buses a day to 24 buses daily by end of 2016.


Spain’s Gamesa to Build Wind Farm in Uruguay
laht.com 04 Mar, 2016
Gamesa plans to build a wind farm in Uruguay with 70 MW of installed capacity and will be responsible for maintaining the facility for 15 years. The company has signed the contract with Rafisa, the trustee for the Financiero Arias trust fund, which acted on behalf of Uruguayan state-owned electric utility UTE. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will provide equipment, install and bring online 35 G114-2.0 MW wind turbines at the Colonia de Arias wind farm in Flores province. The company will also construct the infrastructure required for the project. The wind turbines are expected to be delivered by the end of this year and the wind farm shall start operating in the second quarter of 2017.


LOLC Group invests US$35 mn in four Male hotels
dailynews.lk 04 Mar, 2016
LOLC Group will invest on star class hotels and apartments in the Maldives under their associated company, Browns Hotels & Resorts. Construction will begin this year. The group will build one business hotel in the capital Male. This will offer both apartments and rooms and will be a mixed development project and planned to be built and operated though a partner in the Maldives. The two other hotels will be built on two separate Islands. The first resort hotel will be a 90 roomed hotel and the second will be a 120 roomed resort type hotel and both will be accessible via sea plane. The total investment for the three projects will be in the excess of US$ 20 million dollars.


Indian firm to set up Sh5b sugar plant in Kisii
mediamaxnetwork.co.ke 04 Mar, 2016

Kanoria Group will establish a Sh5 billion sugar complex with a capacity to crush 5,000 tonnes of cane per day in Kisii county under an MoU signed by the county government and the firm in a brief ceremony at the Agricultural Training Centre. Additionally, the sugar complex is planned to produce 15 million litres of ethanol and 10 MW of power. The project, set to kick off in July this year. The Kisii County Government will provide land for the project on a lease agreement.


McDermott wins offshore project in the Middle East
youroilandgasnews.com 04 Mar, 2016
McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a large contract by an upstream oil and gas operator for a project offshore in the Middle East. The scope includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation and installation of offshore pipelines. Engineering and offshore mobilization of McDermott’s in-house vessels has commenced for this fast-track assignment, with project completion expected by the end of this year.


Japan, Indonesia to invest in Thai-Russian sugar refinery near Khabarovsk
rbth.com 04 Mar, 2016
Japan and Indonesia will invest in a Thai-Russian sugar refinery in the Sovetskaya Gavan Special Economic Zone in the Russian Far East. The refinery, being built near the city of Khabarovsk, is a joint venture between Thailand’s Sutech Engineering (80 percent) and the Khabarovsk Territory Administration, which has a 20 percent stake and is providing the land for the project. Indonesia will supply technical equipment while Thai and Japanese banks will provide financial assistance for the project. The refinery is expected to process 1,500 tons of sugar per day and the mill is expected to start production in May 2016. Under the joint venture agreement, the Khabarovsk Administration will take over the mill in 2046.


BNSF to invest $180m in Montana rail infrastructure this year
railway-technology.com 04 Mar, 2016
BNSF Railway (BNSF) plans to invest $180m to expand capacity and maintain infrastructure in Montana, the US. Under its 2016 capital expenditure programme, BNSF aims to operate a safe and reliable network, as well as support customer demand. Under the programme, the company will replace and upgrade rails, rail ties and ballast, which are the main components for the tracks


Jerónimo Martins To Invest Up To €650 Million In 2016
esmmagazine.com 04 Mar, 2016
Jerónimo Martins (JM) is planning to invest €550-600 million this year in order to achieve sales growth. Polish supermarket chain Biedronka, which accounted for 67 per cent of sales in 2015, will receive about 45 per cent of the total. In Portugal, Pingo Doce will receive €100 million, which will be used for the opening of new stores, refurbishing existing ones, and the construction of new warehouses.


Ontario to invest $15M to boost auto parts manufacturers
canadianmanufacturing.com 04 Mar, 2016

Government of Ontario is investing $15 million to boost the competitiveness of the province’s auto parts industry. The funding will be directed towards two separate programs, one aimed at helping small auto suppliers adopt the latest technology, and one that will support auto industry research and development.


China asked to invest more in Thailand rail project
mb.com.ph 04 Mar, 2016
China shall supply the bulk of the investment needed for a planned railway from the Thai-Laos border to the Gulf of Thailand as the project will benefit Beijing. The proposed line, part of China’s efforts to expand infrastructure in Southeast Asia, will cover 845 kilometers from the Thai-Laos border to Thailand’s industrial seaboard along the Gulf of Thailand.


Korea’s Daewoo International to build $200 mn power transmission grids in Egypt

pulsenews.co.kr 04 Mar, 2016
Daewoo International Corp. has signed an MoU with the Egyptian government on electric power transmission and distribution procurement for $200 million. Hyundai Heavy Industries will jointly lead the construction of power transmission grids and equipment in the Mediterranean country. This infrastructure project includes building four to five units of 500-kilovolt gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substations in Zagazig, Egypt. Daewoo will finance and head the project while Hyundai Heavy Industries supplies equipment and facility.


Premier Inn plans to expand Dundee waterfront hotel
scottishconstructionnow.com 04 Mar, 2016

Plans has been submitted to expand the Premier Inn hotel situated at Dundee’s waterfront by 109 new bedrooms. Overseen by Lawrence McPherson Associates, the work will significantly extend the current 40 bed hotel with a new four storey extensions flanking the existing hotel to the east and west overlooking the River Tay.


Sweden’s Port of Gothenburg to build new freight terminal
ship-technology.com 04 Mar, 2016
The Port of Gothenburg in Sweden plans to build a $117.2m, new freight terminal at the outer port area on the Hisingen side of the river, at the estuary of the Göta Älv. The expansion project will involve the construction of a terminal spanning across a length of 220,000m² and will utilise an amalgamation of dredging surplus, from the maintenance dredging site in the port area, with cement. The construction of the terminal is scheduled to commence next year and is expected to complete after 2020.


TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital plans to build new ASC — 5 points

beckersasc.com 04 Mar, 2016
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is building a 13,000-square-foot, $9,109,500, new surgery center in Warren County, Kentucky. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has approved the project. Construction of the surgery center will begin in 2016.


Ensinger to open new manufacturing building in Clay Development business park in northwest Houston
chron.com 04 Mar, 2016
Ensinger has purchased a custom building for making engineering plastics in northwest Houston’s Cutten Road Business Park. The Clay Development & Construction is building a one-story, 61,875-square-foot building on nine acres at 12331 Cutten for Ensinger. Completion is planned in the summer.


Udall, Heinrich Announce $8.2 Million to Construct Rio Grande Water Project

krwg.org 04 Mar, 2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing $7 million for construction of the Rio Grande Floodway project near Socorro, $1 million for watershed assessment in the Rio Grande Basin, and $200,000 to fund the Rio Grande Environmental Management Program. The watershed assessment project is currently investigating salinity management issues south of San Acacia and along the Rio Grande, and also along the Pecos River from Santa Rosa to its confluence with the Rio Grande. The study is expected to be completed in 2017.


Build contracts awarded for European gas pipeline
upi.com 04 Mar, 2016
A joint venture formed by Italian engineering company Bonatti and its Greek counterpart, J&P AVAX, secured two contracts for pipelines that will run through northern Greece to the Albanian border. French company SPIECAPAG won the deal to build pipelines though the region and on to the Turkish border. The contracts are for the Trans-Adriatic pipeline, which will start delivering gas from the Shah Deniz gas project offshore Azerbaijan to European consumers in 2019.


Adidas to open 3,000 new stores in China by 2020
usatoday.com 04 Mar, 2016
Adidas plans to open 3,000 new stores in China over the next five years. The company currently has 9,000 stores in China after launching an expansion plan in 2010 aimed at targeting China’s growing middle class.


Cheshire company wins $108M road work contract in North Carolina
nhregister.com 04 Mar, 2016
The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $108 million contract to The Lane Construction Corp. of Cheshire, Connecticut. The work on the 5.9-mile section of the project shall start as early as 28th March, 2016. Work shall be completed with all lanes by December 2018.


Dunnottar train manufacturing plant to be completed by 2017
ewn.co.za 04 Mar, 2016
A R1 billion, train manufacturing plant unveiled in Dunnottar on the East Rand and it is expected to be completed by next year. The facility will come up on 72 hectares of land and it will have the capacity to manufacture a total of 580 trains, with testing facilities and a centre to train thousands of people in the rail industry.


AGRO Merchants Group build temp-controlled facility at Port of Rotterdam

freshplaza.com 03 Mar, 2016
AGRO Merchants Group has began the development of a 9,000 square meter temperature-controlled warehouse, located in the Port of Rotterdam on the Maasvlakte. The new building, with a capacity of 18,000 pallet positions, will focus primarily on import/export handling and storage of both frozen and chilled products. The project is expected to be operational in December 2016.


The Oberoi Group to manage a luxury resort in Maldives
ET 03 Mar, 2016
The Oberoi Group has inked a management contract with the Subramanya Construction & Development Company (SCDCL) to operate a luxury resort in Maldives. The two parties has signed an MoU with the Government of Maldives to build the resort property. The investment for acquisition and development of the resort will be undertaken by SCDCL.


Lite-On to set up Biomedical R&D Centre in Singapore and invest $40m over 3 years

straitstimes.com 03 Mar, 2016
Lite-On, suppliers of LED products, is setting up its first overseas biomedical research and development (R&D) centre in Singapore. As part of expansion plans into the biomedical industry, the company plans to put in an accumulated investment of $40 million by 2018.


Varian Medical Systems Breaks Ground On New Brazil Facility
prnewswire.com 03 Mar, 2016
Varian Medical Systems has groundbroked on its new 50,600 square foot manufacturing, service and training facility in Jundiai, Brazil. The facility is targeted for completion in the second half of 2017 and will house a radiotherapy training center, demonstration rooms, and manufacturing and warehousing.


Talwalkars to open 100 gyms in Sri Lanka, to invest Rs 100 crore
economictimes.indiatimes.com 03 Mar, 2016

Talwalkars Better Value Fitness will invest Rs. 100 crore over the next three years to open 100 gyms across Sri Lanka. The company has opened 10 gyms in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Colombo-based Power World Gyms (PWG) on 03 March, 2016.


Wolf Administration Announces Grant to Support New Manufacturing Facility, New Jobs in Susquehanna County
prnewswire.com 03 Mar, 2016
The Central Bradford Progress Authority has received approval for a $446,000 Pennsylvania First grant on behalf of Diaz Manufacturing, LLC for the construction of an 8,500-foot waterline extension along the Route 29 Enterprise Zone corridor to Ellsworth Drive in Bridgewater Township. Diaz Manufacturing will build a 25,000-square-foot expansion to its existing manufacturing facility and construct a nearby 50,000-square-foot building for warehousing. Diaz Manufacturing has committed to investing $7.5 million in their expansion project and the creation of 20 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 80 existing positions over the next three years.


Sonoco to expand Polish packaging plant
plasticsnews.com 03 Mar, 2016
Sonoco Products Co. will expand the output capacity of its production facility in Kutno, in Poland’s central part by investing about $24 million. As part of its manufacturing project, the company will install two new production lines at the Kutno plant.


Expansion planned by Koolatron for Batavia warehouse
bizjournals.com 03 Mar, 2016
Mega Properties Inc., which provides distribution services for Koolatron Corp., is proposing a 25,000-square-foot expansion of its Batavia warehouse. The $750,000 project is being aided by tax breaks being offered by the Genesee County Economic Development Center. The expansion is being fueled by Koolatron’s growth in the U.S. marketplace.


Westchester Medical Center plans $230M expansion
westfaironline.com 03 Mar, 2016
Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health Network plans for a $230 million expansion, it will build a 280,000-square-foot ambulatory care pavilion next to Westchester Medical Center. The eight-story, steel and glass structure is designed for outpatient services, including imaging, surgery and heart and vascular care. It will also have private rooms and offices for doctors. The hospital expects to break ground in June and open the pavilion for business in 2018. Skanska USA is the construction manager.


Hotel Shilla secures government approval for new hotel
dfnionline.com 03 Mar, 2016
Hotel Shilla has won approval from the Seoul Metropolitan Government to build a hotel themed on a traditional Korean house (Hanok) in central Seoul. The new hotel will follow traditional Korean architectural style, with wood columns, beams and Hanok roof and be built next to its flagship hotel located at the top of a hill with a view of Namsan Park.


Duke Energy to build its first solar project in Rowan County, N.C.
prnewswire.com 03 Mar, 2016
Duke Energy will set up a 6 MW Woodleaf Solar Facility slated for Rowan County, North Carolina on 50 acres of land. If approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), the project will begin construction in the second quarter of 2016, with completion targeted for the end of the year. The project will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Carolinas and will help meet North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.


Fluor Team Wins Contract for Purple Line Transit Project
zacks.com 03 Mar, 2016
Fluor Corporation’s team, Purple Line Transit Partners, has won the design-build, finance, operate and maintain award from Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration for the Purple Line project. The team consists of Fluor Enterprises Inc., Star America Purple Line, LLC and Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC. The Purple Line Transit Constructors team (comprised of Fluor Enterprises, The Lane Construction Corporation, Traylor Bros., and Atkins North America) will commence design and construction of the project later this year. Passenger service for the line is slated for early 2022.


Burgo plans packaging paper and board production at Avezzano and Duino mills

euwid-paper.com 03 Mar, 2016
Burgo group plans to produce packaging paper and board at the mills in Avezzano and Duino and the conversion work will take at least a year. Avezzano mill shall start production in March 2017 and Duino shall follow in autumn. The final decision of the company’s board of directors (BOD) is still pending and is expected by early April 2016.


Quinn Cement set to build five new silos
worldcement.com 03 Mar, 2016
Quinn Cement is set to build five new cement silos at Warrenpoint Harbour in a £2.5 million investment. The silos will have total storage capacity of 7500 t and will be dedicated to the export of Quinn’s products. The company has signed a 10-year deal with the harbour with construction work expected to be complete by September 2016.


France, Britain agree to invest 2 billion euros in drone prototype project
newsdaily.com 03 Mar, 2016
France and Britain have agreed to invest 2 billion euros in a project to build a next-generation multi-role drone with a view to making it operational after 2030.


KCP&L gets approval for its first solar plant
kansascity.com 03 Mar, 2016
Kansas City Power & Light has got the go-ahead from Missouri regulators to build its first commercial-scale solar plant, in Jackson County south of Kansas City on about 12 acres that the company already owns as part of its Greenwood Energy Center.


Nigerian e-commerce company wins $325 million investments
theprovince.com 03 Mar, 2016
Africa’s leading e-commerce platform Jumia has won funding of more than $325 million from French, German, South African and U.S. companies eager to invest in one of the continent’s fastest-growing online economies. The investment comes from U.S. investment bankers Goldman Sachs, French insurance multinational AXA, German startup Rocket Internet and a long-time backer, South African telecommunications giant MTN.


Jabong gets $20 mn lifeline from GFG
fibre2fashion.com 03 Mar, 2016
Global Fashion Group (GFG) has decided to inject additional funds into the e-commerce company Jabong to keep it afloat for one more year. GFG operates ecommerce ventures Dafiti in Latin America, Lamoda in Russia and the CIS, Namshi in the Middle East, Zalora in Southeast Asia and Australia and Jabong in India.


Petronas Chemicals to spend US$4b to invest in refinery
themalaymailonline.com 02 Mar, 2016

Petronas Chemicals Bhd, a unit of Malaysia’s state energy company, will spend US$4 billion over the next five years to invest in a refinery and petrochemicals complex spearheaded by its parent in Johor state, bordering Singapore.


Consortium awarded for Ibri Sohar3 power project in Oman
af.reuters.com 02 Mar, 2016
A consortium including Japan’s Mitsui & Co, Saudi Arabia’s International Company for Water and Power (ACWA Power) and Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding has been awarded a contract to own and operate Oman’s 3,219 MW Ibri Sohar3 power generation project. The project will be owned and operated under a 15 years power purchase agreement with Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP).


Toshiba Group firm UEM India bags Rs 220 crore contract in Oman
economictimes.indiatimes.com 02 Mar, 2016

Toshiba Group’s water services company UEM India has bagged Rs. 220 crore design, builds and operate (DBO) contract for a wastewater treatment and recycling plant in Oman. The contract has been awarded by Majis Industrial Services SAOC (MISC), an Omani-government owned corporation and provider of water utility services at Sohar Industrial Port Area and covers DBO of Central Effluent Treatment and Recycle Project 1 Phase 2 in the port area. UEM will also operate and maintain the facility for the first 10 years of operation.


SUSI Partners, Engie to invest EUR 50m in grid-scale storage projects
renewables.seenews.com 02 Mar, 2016

Engie and investment adviser SUSI Partners AG has signed an MoU to promote grid-scale power storage projects with an initial EUR 50 million of equity to be invested in projects of Engie. With this partnership, Engie gains access to a further source of financing for its future power storage activity, an industry where technology and regulations evolve very fast and a more entrepreneurial approach to these forms of investment is needed.


Croatia’s HEP to invest over 35 mln euro in two CHP units – report
renewables.seenews.com 02 Mar, 2016

HEP will invest over 35 million euro in the construction of biomass-fired units at its thermal power plants (TPP) Sisak and Osijek, which began in January this year. The two woodchip-fired combined heat and power plants (CHP) shall be completed and commissioned in 2017.


Norbrook Laboratories to invest £15m in Northern Ireland facility
irishtimes.com 02 Mar, 2016
Norbrook Laboratories plans to invest £15 million to expand its manufacturing capacity and upgrade its lab facilities primarily in Northern Ireland. In the 12 months to August 2015 operating profits at the company also increased to £24 million up from £15.8 million in 2014.


Meijer to invest $400M in new, remodeled stores this year
toledoblade.com 02 Mar, 2016
Meijer Inc. plans to invest more than $400 million in new and remodeled stores this year. The investment includes construction of nine new Meijer supercenters and 32 remodeling projects. New supercenters are scheduled to open this year in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.


Infineon to invest EUR 100 million to expand capacity
globaltrademag.com 01 Mar, 2016
Infineon Technologies will invest over the next three years about EUR 100 million to expand its production facilities in Regensburg, Germany. The company is responding to the growing demand for semiconductors for the automotive industry, and in particular radar sensors. The planned investment will result in expanding the cleanroom area by approximately 2’000 square-meter, an increase of about 10%. Over the course of the next two years the company will spend about EUR 30 million on building and infrastructure. The rest of the investment will be used from March 2017 equipping the clean room.


McLaren to invest £1bn in the next six years
greenpowertrain.automotive-business-review.com 02 Mar, 2016
McLaren plans to invest £1bn over the next six years as part of its ‘Track22’ Business Plan. This investment will go into research and development to develop 15 new cars or derivatives.


Corbion to open bioplastic PLA plant in 2018
business-standard.com 02 Mar, 2016
Corbion is aiming to open its polylactic acid (PLA) plant, with an annual capacity of 75,000 tonne per annum (tpa) and located in Rayong Province of Thailand. The company has completed the pre-engineering for a PLA polymerisation plant and has entered the basic-engineering phase. Additionally, Corbion will expand its existing lactide plant in Thailand by 25 kilo tonne per annum (ktpa). Construction, which is expected to require capital expenditures of approximately Euro 65 million for the PLA plant and Euro 20 million for the lactide plant, is expected to start later this year with a targeted start-up in the second half of 2018.


Construction begins on $63 million Golden State Foods facility in Opelika
al.com 02 Mar, 2016
Construction has begun on the new 165,000 square-foot, state of the art Golden State Foods meat processing facility in Opelika, Alabama. The capital investment in the facility is estimated to be $63 million.


Yolk could expand to 40 restaurants
chicagobusiness.com 02 Mar, 2016
Yolk is adding a sixth Chicago location, in the Marina City complex, as it plans an ambitious national expansion to as many as 40 restaurants within the next five years. The company is seeking potential locations in Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Andersonville, Wicker Park, Bucktown and Lakeview. The chain is likely to double its store count in Chicago to about 12 within the next five years.


Duke Energy wins approval to build $1bn combined cycle power plant in US
power-technology.com 02 Mar, 2016
Duke Energy has secured approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) to replace its 376 MW Asheville coal-fired power plant with a new $1bn natural gas facility. Work under the project includes construction of two combined cycle natural gas-fuelled electric generating units, which each have a capacity of 280 MW. Construction is planned to start this year and be completed by late-2019.


Construction on a new water treatment plant in southeast fresno begins
abc30.com 02 Mar, 2016
Construction is underway on a massive new water treatment plant in Southeast Fresno. It’s part of a more than $400 million project to boost Fresno’s water supply. The plant is expected to be completed in about two years.


Von Maur to build new store at Rosedale
finance-commerce.com 02 Mar, 2016
Von Maur plans to open a new 140,000-square-foot department store at the Rosedale Center in Roseville. Construction is expected to start in spring 2017.


Hallsta Paper Mill restarts PM 11 production line
printweek.com 02 Mar, 2016
Holmen Paper has restarted its PM 11 production line at its Hallsta Paper Mill in Hallstavik, energy production operations.


SacOil to construct natural gas pipeline
esi-africa.com 02 Mar, 2016
SacOil Holdings has signed a cooperation agreement with various firms for the construction of a $6 billion natural gas pipeline in Mozambique. A consortium including the Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P (ENH), Profin Consulting Sociedade Anónima (Profin) as well as the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, has signed the cooperation agreement that enables the development of a natural gas pipeline from Northern Mozambique to Gauteng, South Africa to commence. The 2,600 km, large-diameter transnational terrestrial pipeline will transport natural gas from the Rovuma Basin, northern Mozambique to South Africa’s Gauteng Province, while delivering gas to key towns and settlements in Mozambique.


Engie secures 40 MW solar power project in Peru
renewable.seenews.com 02 Mar, 2016

Engie’s subsidiaries Enersur and Solairedirect have won a 40 MW solar power project, as part of the 185-MW, fourth nationwide call for tenders launched in Peru. The two subsidiaries of Engie won with a price of USD 48.50 /MWh. Construction of the solar power installation, named Intipampa, in the South of Peru is scheduled for completion in 2017 and the contract provides for commercial operation over a period of 20 years.


Palatana power plant to supply 100 MW to Bangladesh from March 23
economictimes.indiatimes.com 02 Mar, 2016

Bangladesh will start receiving 100 MW of power from Tripura’s 726 MW gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district from 23rd March, 2016. The project will be run by ONGC Tripura Power Corporation (OTPC).


Japans Marubeni may build coal power plant in Egypt
uk.reuters.com 02 Mar, 2016
Japan’s Marubeni Corp and Egypt’s El Sewedy Electric has agreed with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company to conduct a feasibility study into building an ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant in the West Mattrouh region, Egypt.


Delta Food opens Dh40m dairy plant
gulfnews.com 01 Mar, 2016
Delta Food Industries has opened a Dh40-million dairy plant in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (Saif Zone). The new plant will manufacture evaporated milk and cream, with the production machinery there capable of producing 250,000 cartons per month. The company plans to further increase its portfolio of products over the next two years, and will capitalise on the new dairy plant to enhance production capacity and its product range.


IL&FS Transportation’s joint venture firm bags Ethiopian road contract
econoictimes.indiatimes.com 01 Mar, 2016
IL&FS Transportation Networks’s joint venture firm has bagged Rs. 1,525 crore road contract in Ethiopia. The company in joint venture with Elsamex SA, a wholly- owned subsidiary of the company in Spain has submitted the bid to the Ethiopian Roads Authority, Federal Republic of Ethiopia for design, improvement works and management and maintenance services of (i) Nekempte – Anger Gutin-Andhode road section (86.10 km) and (ii) Agamsa-Bure road section (84.56 km) on an output and performance based road contract (OPRC).


Daimler to invest 500 mn euros in new lithium-ion battery plant
expatica.com 01 Mar, 2016
Daimler will invest around 500 million euros to build a second plant to make lithium-ion batteries. The new unit will beef up production capacity at a factory at Kamenz, near the eastern German city of Dresden, operated by Daimler subsidiary Deutsche Accumotive. Operational from mid-2017, the new factory will produce batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles under the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands.


Kenya Electricity Generating Plans to Invest USD147 Million in Wind Farm in Kenya

renewablesbiz.com 01 Mar, 2016
Kenya Electricity Generating Co. , a power generation, distribution, and transmission company, intends to invest USD147 million for the construction and development of wind farm located in Kenya. The total installed capacity of wind farm will be 80 MW. The investment per MW will be USD1.83 million. The construction of the wind farm is expected to complete in December 2019.


Thai auto sector to invest in national R&D centre
just-auto.com 01 Mar, 2016
The Thai government is inviting automotive companies to invest in an automotive R&D centre linked to a long-delayed government-funded automotive testing centre in the country. Vehicle assemblers and relevant automotive component manufacturers are being invited to join a THB800m public-private R&D partnership – part of a larger THB4.5bn government-funded testing centre to be built in Chachoengsao, near Bangkok. The centre is aimed at helping local parts suppliers, including tyre manufacturers, develop new technologies and improve capabilities and product standards.


H.I.G. Capital Acquires Raufoss Industripark in Norway
businesswire.com 01 Mar, 2016
Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, is locating a $80 million, new manufacturing facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas, subject to the approval of the Fort Smith Board of Directors and closing on the purchase of the former Mitsubishi Power Systems building located in Chaffee Crossing. The new facility will supply products to a variety of customers, including those who support the broader wipes and hygiene markets. The facility will be on line in late 2017.


Alupol Films opts to expand new BOPP plant before it opens
prw.com 01 Mar, 2016
Alupol Films, a Polish plastic packaging films extruder has announced expansion plans up to 2022 for a new production plant it has yet to start up in Kraków Special Economic Zone [SEZ] in southern Poland. The company is set to produce multi-layer bioriented polypropylene (BOPP) films at the new facility and when the plant is built, the company expects to install a new 8.7 metre-wide five tonnes per hour BOPP line supplied by the German firm Brückner. It will come on stream later this year.


Continental Tire Locating Tire Manufacturing Plant in Hinds County, Miss
globaltrademag.com 01 Mar, 2016
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, manufacturer of passenger, light truck and commercial vehicle tires, is locating a commercial vehicle tire manufacturing plant near Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.45 billion and will create 2,500 new jobs. For the project, the company will construct a multi-million-square-foot facility on Norrell Road off I-20 West in Hinds County. Construction of the facility is slated to begin in January 2018.


City Council approves agreement for new food processing plant in Opelika Capital investment estimated at $63 million
oanow.com 01 Mar, 2016
Members of the Opelika City Council has approved an agreement for the construction of a food processing plant. The project agreement between the city of Opelika, the Opelika Industrial Development Authority, Golden State Foods Corp. and Lex Opelika II L.P. approves the construction and operation of a state-of-the-art meat processing plant at 4801 Northpark Drive in the Northeast Industrial Park. The plant is expected to be operational by 31st March, 2017.


Deal agreed to build $6 billion mozambique-south africa natural gas link
platts.com 01 Mar, 2016
A cooperation agreement has been signed to build a $6 billion, 2,600 km pipeline to send natural gas from offshore Mozambique to South Africa. The planned link will help monetize the vast gas resources of Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin and meet growing demand in South Africa for gas for power generation.


Korean firm to invest in energy sector in South Sumatra
antaranews.com 29 Feb, 2016
A Korean company will invest Rp6.7 trillion in two energy sector projects in the Banyuasin special economic zone (KEK) in South Sumatra.The company will build a gas pipeline and steam power plant (PLTU). The 200-kilometer-long pipeline will stretch from the Jambi border to the Banyuasin KEK, while the PLTU, with a capacity of 2×115 megawatts, will be used to meet the energy demands of the region.


Lupin’s subsidiary Kyowa to set up plant in Japan
economictimes.indiatimes.com 29 Feb, 2016

Lupin’s wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary, Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co, plans to set up a manufacturing plant at Tottori, Japan as part of expansion plans in the country.


Moy Park to invest £4m (€5m) in Craigavon facility
farmersjournal.ie 29 Feb, 2016
Moy Park, a chicken processor will invest £4m (€5m) in its facilities at Craigavon, Northern Ireland. The investment will be in ready-to-eat cooked chicken production, which is a key growth area. Continuous in-line oven cooking and chilling technology will be installed at the facility, which will reduce energy consumption and increase processing efficiencies.


Silverton Wind Farm Plans to Invest USD359 Million in Silverton Wind Farm Phase I in New South Wales, Australia
renewablesbiz.com 29 Feb, 2016
Silverton Wind Farm Holdings intends to invest USD359.17 million in the construction and development of Silverton wind farm phase I near Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. The total installed capacity of the first phase of the power plant will be 300 MW. The investment per MW will be USD1.19 million.


Stafford to build €3 million smokeless fuel manufacturing facility
irishtimes.com 29 Feb, 2016
Stafford Fuels is to build a new €3 million, 50,000 tonnes smokeless fuel manufacturing facility at Raheen in New Ross, Co Wexford. Construction of the new operation is expected to get underway within the next few weeks.


ACT Lab to open testing facility in Taiwan
bicycleretailer.com 29 Feb, 2016
ACT Lab will open an independent third-party product safety and compliance testing facility in Taichung, Taiwan. ACT Lab has been established in 2009 following the passage of the Consumer Product Safety Information Act of 2008 and specializes in testing bicycles, helmets and children’s products and accessories to meet federal requirements and regulations.


Rosemurgy Properties to Build Self-Storage Facility in Deerfield Beach, FL

insideselfstorage.com 29 Feb, 2016
Rosemurgy Properties, a Self-storage developer has acquired a 3.2-acre site in Deerfield Beach, Florida, for $6 million on which it intends to build a storage facility. The facility will comprise 93,163 square feet is expected to open in the fall and it will be managed by Sentry Self Storage.


Toyo Ink establishes production facility in Mexico
labelsandlabeling.com 29 Feb, 2016
Toyo Ink and its wholly owned subsidiary, LioChem, has expanded its production footprint in the Americas by establishing a plastic colorant manufacturing and sales base in Guadalajara, Mexico. Toyo Ink SC Holdings owns a 60 percent stake in Toyo Ink Mexico; the remaining 40 percent stake is held by LioChem.


Ceva opens new logistics facilities in Australia
contractlogistics.logistics-business-review.com 29 Feb, 2016
Ceva Logistics, a Supply chain management service provider has opened a new 60,000m² multi-user facility in Hazelmer, and a 40,000m² transport and new vehicle storage facility in High Wycombe. The Hazelmere facility, which has around 4,600 racking locations, features continuous loading docks with dock levellers, a weigh in motion weighbridge, a 4,000m² breezeway, advanced materials handling equipment, IT and warehouse management systems and bonded warehouse. Designed to process around 25,000 vehicles each year, the High Wycombe facility features hail protection nets, automated car wash and truck height detection sensors.


Ford Motors to build $1B new assembly complex, expand factory in Mexico
cctv-america.com 29 Feb, 2016
Ford plans to build a new assembly complex and expand an existing factory near Mexico City, likely exceeding $1 billion in costs. The project will make room for several models, including a hybrid vehicle. The investment plan aims to double Mexican capacity by 2018.


POSCO to build FINEX steel mill in Iran
koreatimes.co.kr 29 Feb, 2016
POSCO has signed an MOA with Iranian steelmaker, Pars Kohan Diar Parsian Steel (PKP), to jointly build a steel mill in the Middle East country incorporating its FINEX technology. It will cost about $1.6 billion to construct the FINEX plant, capable of producing 1.6 million tons of steel annually. POSCO Engineering & Construction (E&C) will build the mill.


Swiber secures $100m EPIC contract with national oil company in South Asia
offshore-technology.com 29 Feb, 2016
Swiber has landed a $100m engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPIC) contract with a South Asian national oil company. Under the contract, Swiber will provide services such as installation works of pipelines and subsea. It plans to begin the work with immediate effect and expects it to close in the first half of 2017.


European firm lands 53MW Uruguay wind turbine order
bnamericas.com 29 Feb, 2016
Vestas has landed an order for 53 MW for the Vientos de Pastorale wind farm in Villa Pastora, in Uruguay’s Flores province. The company will supply 16, 3.3MW turbines to TaxWay, a local subsidiary of Spanish firm Cobra. The contract includes turbine supply, installation, operation and maintenance through a 10-year contract. The company will supply the turbines in 3Q16 and the farm is slated to enter operations in 1Q17.


Hock Seng Lee bags RM58m Sarawak Energy project
thestar.com.my 29 Feb, 2016
Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) and its partners has secured a RM280.90mil contract from Sarawak Energy Bhd to build a sub-station in Samalaju, Bintulu. Its own scope of works includes earthworks, piling, civil infrastructure works, building and related mechanical and electrical works which were worth RM58.21mil. The contract period for the completion and commissioning of the project is 21 months commencing 7th March, 2016.


Atmos appointed planning consultants for £70m Fife biomass plant
scottishconstructionnow.com 29 Feb, 2016
Environmental consultancy Atmos Consulting has been appointed to provide planning consultancy services to support plans for a £70 million biomass generating plant in Glenrothes. Being brought forward by sustainable energy developers Sainc Energy, the 19.8 MWe plant will generate enough waste heat to provide heating for up to 30,000 homes.


DHL Express to open new facility in Singapore
retail360asia.com 29 Feb, 2016
DHL Express, a logistic company will open a fully automated facility in Singapore in the first quarter to support its Central Asia hub in Hong Kong. The new facility centre will involve an investment of US$96 million.


Valpo’s $18 million water project nearly complete
nwitimes.com 29 Feb, 2016
An $18 million upgrade of the Valparaiso city’s water system is nearly complete. Eight new wells has been drilled with the ability to produce 3.5 to 4 million gallons per day of potable water. The project includes installation of more than 19,000 feet of new raw water transmission main and two new reservoirs that will increase the city’s water storage capacity and fire protection by 1 million gallons, along with new filters and other needed upgrades at the treatment plant facilities. The project is 70 percent complete and is scheduled to be finalized this spring


UAE’s Souq.com raises Dh1b to expand operations
khaleejtimes.com 29 Feb, 2016
Souq.com has raised a funding of more than Dh1 billion, or $275 million that will support the company’s future growth and help strengthen ecommerce in the Middle East. Souq.com is the largest online retail and marketplace platform in the Arab world, featuring more than 1 million products across 31 categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, health and beauty, household goods, and baby.


I Brands Beverages to foray into 3 countries in FY17
economictimes.indiatimes.com 28 Feb, 2016

I Brands Beverages, a Bangalore-based spirits firm plans to enter Vietnam, Laos and Thailand in the next fiscal year as part of its market expansion strategy. The company is also gearing up to enter three new states in India to expand its domestic footprint to 14 states.


Sina Holding plans $500m investment bank for Iran
arabianbusiness.com 28 Feb, 2016
Sina Financial and Investment Holding Company plans to launch a new investment bank this year with a target size of $500 million by 2021. The group offers financial leasing and insurance services related to commodities, funds and stocks and shares.


Kisii signs investment deals worth Sh21 billion
Standardmedia.co.ke 28 Feb, 2016
Kanoria Group from India will pump Sh5 billion to establish a sugar complex to produce sugar, ethanol and power, that will initially crush 2,500 tonnes and produce 86,000 tonnes of sugar, 7,500 litres of ethanol and 8 MW of electricity. The biomass waste will be used to make animal feed and other products. The county government has already identified land to house the project in South Mugirango.


Julphar’s facility in Saudi to begin operation by end-2016
emirates247.com 28 Feb, 2016
The Dh300 million Julphar’s Saudi Arabia oral preparations facility is expected to begin its operations by end-2016. The company has commenced installing pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and recruiting the administrative and technical staff. Built on an area of 10,000 square metre out of total area of 73,000 square metre, the state-of-the-art plant will have annual total capacity (phase one) of 1 billion tablets, 500 million capsules, 30 million bottles of syrups and suspensions. Phase two will produce biotechnology medicines.


RTA awards Deira Palm bridge project deal
tradearabia.com 28 Feb, 2016
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a Dh150 million contract for the construction of a temporary bridge to Deira Palm Islands and to open a new waterway underneath it. Deira Islands project, which is developed by Nakheel, is the new waterfront of Dubai, comprising four man-made islands reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf across the stretch of Deira Beach spanning a 17 million sq m area. The project encompasses the construction of hundreds of hotels, hotel apartments, multi-purpose buildings and marinas. Construction works has exceeded 22 per cent on the bridge, and construction works in the project are expected to be completed in the last quarter of this year.


QEWC, Qatar Petroleum to set up solar power firm
tradearabia.com 28 Feb, 2016
Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) will join hands with Qatar Petroleum (QP) to set up a solar power company with a capacity of 1,000 MW. The joint venture between the companies will have an initial capital of about QR1.82 billion. The company has cleared legal hurdles and has been approved by authorities. Following the establishment of the company by a partnership between QEWC (60 per cent) and QP (40 per cent), international firms will be invited to compete for 40 per cent stake in a way followed by QEWC for its past projects.


PhilCarbon eyes more RE projects
manilatimes.net 28 Feb, 2016
PhilCarbon Inc., a renewable energy (RE) firm, is bullish of its portfolio of over 140 MW in renewable energy and is developing more projects following the completion of the 25 megawatt Silay Solar project. PhilCarbon developed the Silay solar project together with Citicore Power. PhilCarbon is now focusing on other projects with Citicore Power, such as the 87 MW La Carlota solar farm in Negros Occidental and the 12 MW Himamaylan Biomass Project in Himamaylan, Negros Occidental.


ACS’s Dragados USA unit wins $414 mn contract in California
latino.foxnews.com 28 Feb, 2016
Spain’s ACS’s U.S. unit, Dragados USA, won a contract worth $414 million to build a waste-water treatment and recycling plant in Sacramento, California. The plant will recycle waste water in the county and return it to the environment after processing it to meet strict state standards.


Kuwait to award $2.9bn hospital projects in 2016
tradearabia.com 28 Feb, 2016
Kuwait’s government is set to award $2.9 billion worth of hospital projects this year as part of its plan to boost the bed capacity per family in hospitals across the country. The government is working as per a national plan to adopt the World Health Organisation’s proposal of allocating at least 22 hospital beds for every 10,000 people by 2030.


Premier Inn reveals £35m plan for three Edinburgh hotels
scotsman.com 28 Feb, 2016
Premier Inn has outlined a £35 million investment programme in Edinburgh, creating three new hotels, upgrading two existing premises and bringing 150 jobs and ten apprenticeships to the Scottish capital. The plans include the first hi-tech hub by Premier Inn both in Scotland and outside London, with 121 rooms and located off the Royal Mile, and an adjacent 127-room Premier Inn, and both are set to open at the end of this month.


Billionaire Wang to Build $3.3 Billion French Theme Park
bloomberg.com 27 Feb, 2016
Dalian Wanda Group Co. plans to invest more than $3.3 billion in a retail and leisure development project outside of Paris. It spans more than 80 hectares and will include a theme park, show stage, hotel, retail stores and conference centers. France-based shopping center developer Immochan is overseeing the project.


Dairy Queen plans to expand in Spartanburg County
goupstate.com 27 Feb, 2016
The Dairy Queen’s expansion plans include a total of 20 stores in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. The company has begun recruiting franchisees to operate stores in the Upstate and it has one franchised DQ Grill & Chill store in Spartanburg, located in the Dorman Centre that shall be added by 2017.


Tutor Perini Building Receives Major Contract to Expand Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California
azobuild.com 27 Feb, 2016
Tutor Perini Corporation’s subsidiary, Tutor Perini Building Corp., has been awarded a contract valued at $285 million by the Pechanga Development Corporation and has commenced work on the expansion of the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The resort expansion project involves adding a new, AAA Four Diamond, 568-room and suite hotel wing; a stand-alone luxury two-story spa and salon with 17 treatment rooms, a fitness center and hydrotherapy pool terrace; a resort-style pool complex with eight pool areas; two new restaurants; and an additional 67,000 square feet of event space. The project is expected to be substantially completed by the end of 2017.


ABB wins $100m gas field revamp deal in Algeria
tradearabia.com 27 Feb, 2016
ABB has won a contract worth $100 million to renovate the liquefied petroleum gas treatment unit (LPG) gas field Rhourde Nouss in Algeria. The contract awarded by the Sonatrach includes the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a system test. ABB will reorganize the train 200 of processing and LPG separation units that were damaged in 2009, in addition to providing process equipment, new electrical systems and instrumentation and it will also offer engineering services for the construction of a new spray system and re-injection of LPG. Engineering work will be carried out by ABB Italia while the construction work will be carried out by Sarpi, a joint venture by Sonatrach and ABB.


Delray developer opens new Clearwater hotel
therealdeal.com 27 Feb, 2016
Ocean Properties has opened a 230-room Gulf coast hotel in Clearwater on 24th February, 2016. The curvilinear architecture of the new hotel, by Design Duncan Miller Ullman, provides every guest room with a clear view of the Gulf of Mexico. The 15-story hotel has four restaurants, a zero-entry outdoor swimming pool and a full-service spa and fitness center, plus 17,000 square feet of event space indoors and outdoors.


KETRACOs Menengai-Soilo power project to be completed by May
capitalfm.co.ke 26 Feb, 2016
The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO)’s first project which is intended for the evacuation of steam power from the Menengai crater is set for May completion. A fully funded government project, the Menengai-Soilo project has been started in April 2014 at an estimated cost of Sh0.8billion. The development is being undertaken by the Geothermal Development Company (GDC). GDC has signed power purchase agreements with three independent power producers to convert the steam at Menengai to electricity. The project will be managed by Quantum Power, Sosian Energy, OrPower22 and the Independent Power Producers who won the tenders. The project scope includes the construction of a 132kV substation at Menengai, extension of the bay in the existing Soilo substation and transmission line infrastructure connecting the two.


Norway to build Europe’s largest onshore wind power project
gizmag.com 26 Feb, 2016
The newly-announced Fosen Vind project will comprise six wind farms with a combined capacity of 1,000 MW, more than the current total installed capacity in Norway and on track to become the largest of its type in Europe. Fosen Vind is a joint venture between Statkraft, TrønderEnergi and Nordic Wind Power. Its €1.1 billion portfolio will include the Harbaksfjellet, Roan, Storheia, Kvenndalsfjellet, Geitfjellet and Hitra 2 wind farms. Construction of the wind farms is due to begin in the second quarter of this year and is slated for completion in 2020.


Zong to invest $ 300 million in network expansion
pakistantoday.com.pk 26 Feb, 2016
Zong, Pakistan’s second largest cellular operator has announced an investment of $ 300 million during the current year to expand its 3G network country wide while taking its 4G network to over 60 per cent area of the country. The company had invested close to $ 1 billion during the last year for network expansion.


Estonia plans to invest EUR 32 mln in ITC
baltic-course.com 26 Feb, 2016
The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications plans to invest 32 million euros in information and communications technology in the framework of the information society development plan in 2016. In addition to developing a nationwide internet base network, it is planned to improve access to fast internet in the education system by renewing and developing local area networks in general education schools


James Cook University proposes new hospital
brisbanetimes.com.au 26 Feb, 2016
James Cook University is seeking investors for a private hospital in Townsville, Australia. It will cost around $113 million to build a 100-bed facility in the precinct that already houses the town’s public hospital and university clinical training facilities.


Grand River unveils new hospital pharmacy
therecord.com 26 Feb, 2016
Grand River Hospital unveiled its newly renovated in-patient pharmacy on 26th February, 2016. The renovations took 14 months and cost about $1.5 million, funded by the province. The new space features state-of-the-art equipment and automated systems to boost patient safety, accuracy and quality.


New Bendigo Hospital to open January 2017
bendigoadvertiser.com.au 26 Feb, 2016

The New $630 million Bendigo Hospital will open on 30th January, 2017. Once finished, it will include 372 inpatients beds, 72 same-day beds, 10 operating theatres, a regional cancer centre, an 80-bed integrated mental health facility, a mother and baby unit, a helipad and parking for 1350 cars.


APR Energy commissions gas turbine plant for industrial customer in Egypt
indiainfoline.com 26 Feb, 2016
APR Energy has commissioned its new power plant in Egypt. The plant will support development of a large-scale industrial complex being built for the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), a manufacturer and leading provider of value-creating plastics and rubber products. APR Energy handled all design, installation and commissioning work for the plant, and will continue to manage all ongoing operation and maintenance


Duke Energy celebrates construction of new natural gas plant with outdoor ceremony

youroilandgasnews.com 26 Feb, 2016
Duke Energy will groundbreak for the new 1,640 MW combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County. The project’s engineering, procurement and construction contractor, Fluor, started clearing the land in late 2015. The plant’s first 820 MW is expected to come online in spring 2018, and the second 820 MW is expected to come online by December 2018.


Belgian Eco Energy selects GE to build 215MW biomass power plant in Belgium

biofuelsandbiomass.energy-business-review.com 26 Feb, 2016
Belgian Eco Energy (BEE) has awarded a contract to GE for a 215 MW build biomass-fired power plant in Ghent, Belgium. Under the contract, GE will provide overall design, engineering and construction of the greenfield plant, which will use wood chips and agro residues as fuel to generate clean energy for the industry and nearby households. GE will also integrate the in-house critical parts of the power block including the circulating fluidized bed boiler, steam turbine, generator and air quality control systems, as part of the contract. The plant is scheduled to enter service in 2019.


Ford to Invest in Cleveland Engine Plant
wsj.com 26 Feb, 2016
Ford Motor Co. is investing $145 million in its Cleveland engine plant to ramp up production of its second-generation EcoBoost engine family for the 2017 F-150 lineup amid soaring demand for its pickup trucks.


Sowitec to invest in 501-MW wind power project in Brazil
renewables.seenews.com 26 Feb, 2016
Sowitec plans to invest more than BRL 2 billion in a 501 MW project in Brazil’s Sergipe state. The project will be built in three phases over a period of five years and it will be connected to the existing Itabaianinha transmission line. The company plans to secure power purchase contract for the project during the energy auctions to be held by the end of this year. Once the scheme is sold at the auction, construction works shall start as early as 2017 and by 2020 or 2021 the park will be generating power.


GSK to invest €12m in Cork manufacturing plant
rte.ie 26 Feb, 2016
GSK has announced a new €12m investment at its manufacturing plant outside Cork city in Currabinny. Around €9.5m will be spent on its Kilo Scale Facility, while the remainder will be used in its technical laboratory in Cork.


Bridgestone to invest $300M, expand Joliette plant
montrealgazette.com 26 Feb, 2016
Bridgestone Canada will invest about $300 million over the next five years to expand its Canadian passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Joliette to produce 20,000 tires per day, up from 17,000. The expansion will allow the company to produce larger diameter tires for pickup trucks and SUVs, increase productivity and enhance the plant’s global competitive position.


West Pharma to invest $19 million in Kinston Plant
wraltechwire.com 26 Feb, 2016
West Pharmaceutical Services, a global designer and manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging and delivery systems, will invest $19 million to upgrade its production plant in Kinston. The project will include new infrastructure and machinery installations. The facility currently uses compression-molding technology to produce syringe components, including needle shields, stoppers and plungers, and IV bag injection ports.


Auto Parts Maker Jui Li to Invest US$48.5 M. in Pingtung Export Processing Zone of Southern Taiwan
cens.com 26 Feb, 2016
The Export Processing Zone Administration (EPZA) under Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs recently approved an application from the domestic Jui Li Enterprise Co, an auto-parts maker, to set up a US$48.5 million factory in the Pingtung Export Processing Zone (PEPZ) of southern Taiwan. The firm’s major products include sheet-metal body parts, automobile frames, dies, jigs and fixtures, etc.


Packaging company to expand in Staunton
virginiabusiness.com 26 Feb, 2016
Graphic Packaging International, manufactures packaging for food, beverage and other consumer products companies plans to expand its operations in Staunton. A $250,000 grant has been approved from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund for the project.


Blackstone-backed BPO Intelenet eyes buys in US, UK for $134 m
thehindubusinessline.com 26 Feb, 2016

Blackstone-backed business process outsourcer Intelenet Global Services is in talks to acquire two companies, one in the US and the other in the UK, for $122-134 million. In the US, Intelenet is in discussions to buy a firm with a presence in the BFSI (Banking, Financial Service and Insurance) and healthcare space for $45-50 million. The deal is expected to be closed by June. In the UK, Intelenet is looking to take over a retail firm for £55-60 million. This deal is expected to be closed by this year-end.


Peab Builds New Port Terminal in Tromso
businesswire.com 26 Feb, 2016
Peab, through its subsidiary Björn Bygg, has been contracted to build a new port terminal in Tromso. The client is Tromsø Havn KF and the contract amounts to SEK 305 million. The new terminal of about 12.000 square meters include freight and passenger terminal, offices, bus station and arrival hall for Hurtigruten. In addition to this also being built areas for restaurants and portareas. Construction will start in April and the terminal is expected to open in February 2018.


Jackson Health approves $68 million in contracts for expansion in Miami-Dade

miamiherald.com 26 Feb, 2016
Jackson Health System, approved nearly $68 million in contracts to start making the safety-net healthcare system more competitive by constructing new buildings, renovating existing facilities and expanding into Doral. The contracts will be funded by $830 million in bond proceeds to be repaid through increased property taxes for county residents, an arrangement approved by Miami-Dade voters in November 2013. The contracts will pay architects, engineers, consultants and others to design buildings and other projects at each of Jackson Health’s three campuses in Miami, North Miami Beach and South Miami-Dade, and construction of a new 100-bed hospital, pediatric outpatient center, standalone ER and physician offices in Doral.


Woodside sign agreement for Port Arthur LNG facility
4-traders.com 26 Feb, 2016
Sempra Energy’s LNG & Midstream unit has entered into a Project Development Agreement with a subsidiary of Woodside Petroleum, to further advance the development of the proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction facility in Port Arthur, Texas. The new agreement expands on the MOU previously signed by the parties in June 2015, and provides a framework regarding how Sempra LNG & Midstream and Woodside will contribute their experience and share the costs related to the development, technical design, permitting and commercial development of the liquefaction project.


Aerospace manufacturer Messier-Bugatti-Dowty plans $100M expansion at NKY plant

lanereport.com 26 Feb, 2016
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, an aircraft wheel and brake components maker, plans to expand its Northern Kentucky plant with an investment of more than $100 million. Following the construction phase, from 2016 to 2018, the plant will add about 80 employees.


AGL revives 300-MW wind farm project
renewables.seenews.com 26 Feb, 2016
AGL Energy has filed to extend the expiring development approval for a postponed 300-MW wind project in New South Wales and will start carrying out studies at the site in the weeks to come. The scheme has a planning approval, valid until May, for 282 wind turbines near Broken Hill in its up to 300-MW first stage. The project is estimated to require a total investment of around AUD 500 million, which will be sourced from AGL’s recently unveiled AUD-3-billion Powering Australian Renewables Fund for 1 GW of renewables in the country.


Turner and Townsend chosen for pipeline project in Horn of Africa
oilreviewafrica.com 26 Feb, 2016
Turner & Townsend has won a contract to project manage the construction of a 550 kilometres (340-mile) pipeline that will transport fuel from the port of Djibouti to Ethiopia. It will cost an estimated US$1.55bn to build and is being developed by Black Rhino MOGS, a joint venture between the infrastructure investment company Black Rhino Group and South African-based Mining, Oil & Gas Services. Turner & Townsend will be providing full project controls services including estimating, cost, schedule, risk and change management, performance measurement, reporting and document control, in addition to contracts administration and procurement management. The project is currently in the set-up phase, with detailed design and procurement due to take place over the coming months.


Flu vaccine maker Seqirus to invest £22.1m in South Liverpool factory
liverpoolecho.co.uk 25 Feb, 2016
Seqirus is to invest £22.1m upgrading its flu vaccine factory in Speke, Liverpool. Also, the company has unveiled its new £6.8m warehousing facility at the site in Speke and will spend a further £15.3m on its manufacturing facilities. The new formulation facility at the plant is expected to be operational by the middle of next year.


Robertson to build new bridge at Glenlivet Distillery
pressandjournal.co.uk 25 Feb, 2016
Chivas Brothers has hired Elgin-based infrastructure group Robertson to build a road bridge to its visitor centre at The Glenlivet Distillery in Speyside. The project is at the advanced planning stage. The work is expected to start on 29th February, 2016 and is expected to be completed by mid-summer.


Oryx builds LPG liquefaction plant
dailynews.co.tz 25 Feb, 2016
ORYX Energies has commissioned the first LPG Cylinder liquefaction plant in Tanzania. The plant represents an investment of 1.5 bn and is part of the company’s significant growth plans for bringing Oryx Gas to all parts of the country.


AP&C Continues to Invest in Powder Manufacturing Capacity, Adds 3 More Powder Reactors for a Total of 8
businesswire.com 25 Feb, 2016
Arcam AB’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal, Canada, continues to add significant capacity by building three new atomizing reactors. The new capacity increase follows on significant growth in 2015 and a surge in demand for AP&Cs high quality titanium powders. With the present build-out AP&C will reach a capacity of at least 500 tons per year.


Slovakia signs deal for US group to invest in power plant
reuters.com 25 Feb, 2016
Slovakia’s economy ministry has signed an MoU for U.S. energy firm Theta Energy to potentially invest $600-800 million to modernise the Vojany power station in the east of the country. The investment could include the modernisation of the 220 MW power station and the creation of a technology park to develop and produce innovative technologies.


Telefonica Peru to invest over PEN 5.7 bln in infrastructure
telecompaper.com 25 Feb, 2016
Telefonica del Peru will invest over PEN 5.7 billion in the telecommunications infrastructure in Peru from 2015 to 2017. This investment in infrastructure will connect more than 22 million users via fixed telephony, mobile telephony, cable TV and internet services.


Gazprom to invest up to $2.5 bln in Belarusian gas transport system by 2020
en.interfax.com.ua 25 Feb, 2016
Gazprom plans to invest up to $2.5 billion in the gas transport system of Belarus by 2020 and spend another $1.1 billion on expanding underground gas storage facilities.


New helium processing facility set to open in southern SK this spring
swbooster.com 25 Feb, 2016
A cross-border partnership between the Provincial Government and the Weil Group Resources, LLC, has yielded a new $10 million dollar, 5,000 square foot helium processing facility in Mankota. The facility shall be completed in April, and its chief target will be to purify and ready helium for sale to markets across Canada and the United States.


Craft brewer 71 Brewing to open facility in Dundee
dailyrecord.co.uk 25 Feb, 2016
71 Brewing has secured planning consent to build a new brewing facility in Dundee. Fit-out works on the 2,400L-capacity facility are expected to commence in March and the brewery is due to be fully operational in October 2016.


Steel processing company to open facility near Osceola
washingtontimes.com 25 Feb, 2016
Arkansas Steel Processing LLC plans for a new facility in northeastern Arkansas. The company is installing a heavy gauge slitter that will be able to process 300,000 tons of steel annually, beginning this fall.


Metro Storage LLC to Develop New Self Storage Facility in St Charles, Illinois
pressreleaserocket.net 25 Feb, 2016
Metro Storage LLC recently announced the purchase of a parcel of land in St. Charles, Illinois to build a new three storey self storage facility. Features of the new store include: 100% climate controlled storage, large double bay covered loading/unloading areas, state of the art security, and a large, modern retail office area. The store is scheduled to open in November 2016.


American Insulated Glass Expands Georgia Facility
glassmagazine.com 25 Feb, 2016
American Insulated Glass (AIG) is increasing production capacity at its Conley, Georgia facility, with a 32,000-square-foot facility expansion. The production space is being added to AIG’s current 40,000 square feet. Equipment added during the expansion includes a North Glass full convection double bay furnace sold and serviced by HHH Tempering Resources, an additional insulated glass line, and an added automatic cutting table and retrieval system.


ABC Coating Inc. Begins Construction On Manteno, Illinois, Metal Fabrication Plant
areadevelopment.com 25 Feb, 2016
ABC Coating Co. Inc, a company that fabricates and coats steel for use in the construction industry, primarily bridge building has started the construction on its new Chicago region metal fabrication facility in Manteno, Illinois. Construction of the 80,000 square foot production facility is expected to be complete by Q4 2016.


Driver Wins Contract For South Africa Power Plant, Subject To Funding
lse.co.uk 25 Feb, 2016
Driver Group PLC has been awarded a contract with International Power Consortium South Africa to deliver project advisory and project management services for the new privately owned Saldanha 1500 MW gas-fired power plant in Saldanha Bay, South Africa. The contract is subject to the procurement of sufficient funding for the project, the first stage of which is the securing of seed capital for the completion of a bankable feasibility study.


Giant Tiger to Build New Store in Longueuil, Quebec
marketwired.com 25 Feb, 2016
Giant Tiger will open its new store at 3630 chemin de Chambly in Longueuil, Quebec on 16th July, 2016. The new store will have approximately 23,500 square feet of selling space.


Ayala’s QualiMed opening 4 new hospitals in 1st half
thestandard.com.ph 25 Feb, 2016
QualiMed Hospital, a network of healthcare facilities owned and operated by Ayala Land Inc. and Batangas-based Mercado General Hospital Inc., is set to open four new facilities in the first half of 2016. These are QualiMed Hospital in Altaraza San Jose Del Monte, Quezon City, which is set to open in the first quarter of 2016; QualiMed Hospital in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna; QualiMed Clinic in Cebu IT Park, Cebu City; and QualiMed Clinic in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The last three facilities will open in the second quarter.


RLHC to Welcome a New Hotel RL in Brooklyn
econotimes.com 25 Feb, 2016
RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) has signed a franchise license agreement for a new Hotel RL, the Company’s upscale brand, in one of Brooklyn’s fastest developing neighborhoods. The all-new Hotel RL Brooklyn Bed-Stuy that will entail 70 guest rooms and The Living Stage is set to open in early 2017, is the ninth Hotel RL location announced since the brand launched just over a year ago.


Skanska bags 45m Derwent scheme
building.co.uk 25 Feb, 2016
Skanska has won a £45m scheme to build a major new office building in the West End for Derwent London. The Piercy & Company-designed scheme will comprise seven floors of category-A offices, two floors of roof terraces and ground floor retail space. Works are expected to be complete in autumn 2017.


Aston Martin doubles production capacity with £200m Welsh plant
ft.com 24 Feb, 2016
Aston Martin, manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers is to open a manufacturing plant at St Athan in Glamorgan, South Wales as it doubles its production capacity by investing around £200m in a new plant.


ONGC to strike deal with Venezuelan oil company; to invest over Rs 3,400 crore in JV

dnaindia.com 24 Feb, 2016
Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is expected to strike a deal with Venezuela’s state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) to invest some Rs. 3,431.5 crore in their San Cristobal joint venture. The deal, which has been under negotiation for months will be signed soon.


Kridhan Infra arm bags Rs 247 crore order in Singapore
economictimes.indiatimes.com 24 Feb, 2016
Kridhan Infra’s subsidiary KH Foges Pte has won a contract worth Rs. 247 crore in Singapore for building a flyover. The order includes entire EPC work for a new flyover including construction of viaduct and underpass for the Government of Singapore.


Jordan and China’s firms to set up $1.3bn fertilizer project
ansamed.info 24 Feb, 2016
The national Jordanian Phosphate Mines Company and Chinese companies have set up a project to construct $1.3 billion venture on fertilizers in the southern city of Aqaba. The Jordan and China’s Chongqing Minmetal and Machinery Import and Export Co. (CMMC) has signed an agreement to build the industrial complex, with the first phase of the project to be at the cost of $350.


Greggs bakery chain eyes up second motorway store in Northern Ireland
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 24 Feb, 2016
Baker Greggs has opened its first location at the first Applegreen last year. In November, it then revealed the location of its first Northern Ireland stand-alone store, located on the Boucher Road in south Belfast. The company is eyeing as many as 50 locations across Northern Ireland, with around 10 in Belfast alone. The company has 1,670 stores located across Britain.


Warburg to invest $500 mln in RimRock Oil & Gas
pehub.com 24 Feb, 2016
RimRock Oil & Gas, a start-up oil and gas exploration and production company, has announced that Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, has agreed to a line-of-equity investment of up to $500 million in the Company. RimRock intends to focus on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and gas assets across select basins in the United States and Canada. The equity for this investment is coming from affiliates of Warburg Pincus Private Equity XII, L.P. and Warburg Pincus Energy, L.P.


Interstate, Waramaug Invest in 10 Hotels
hotelbusiness.com 24 Feb, 2016
Interstate Hotels & Resorts and Waramaug Hospitality has invested in a premier collection of 10 Marriott-branded, extended-stay hotels in partnership with Gatehouse Capital, an advisory client of Arch Street Capital Advisors, LLC. Gatehouse Capital is a part of the larger Gatehouse Financial Group. Interstate will operate the hotels under a long-term agreement. The properties, aggregating to 1,103 rooms, are located throughout strategic submarkets of Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Detroit with three SpringHill Suites by Marriott and seven TownePlace Suites by Marriott.


Intertape Polymer investing $40 million in Midland
independenttribune.com 24 Feb, 2016
Intertape Polymer Corp., will invest $40 million on a site near the Town of Midland. The company’s performance products, including tapes and cloths, are designed for demanding aerospace, automotive and industrial applications and are sold to distributors, retail stores and large end-users across a broad array of industries.


Blommer Chocolate Co. acquires Chinese manufacturing facility
candyindustry.com 24 Feb, 2016
Blommer Chocolate Co. will acquire a manufacturing plant in China’s Jinshan district near Shanghai. The company will also invest $40 million in the Jinshan plant to create a fully integrated bean processing and chocolate manufacturing facility, which will support the growing demand both in China and the Asian region.


Ag Systems, Inc. to open new facility in Garrison, N.D.
agprofessional.com 24 Feb, 2016
Ag Systems, Inc., an IH dealer of application-specific equipment in North America, is expanding its physical footprint by opening a new facility in Garrison, North Dakota, United States. The facility has more than 8,500 square feet dedicated to equipment service, parts inventory and on-site sales and it will be fully operational by early 2016.


American Eagle Paper Mills announces new facility in Tyrone, Pennsylvania
lesprom.com 24 Feb, 2016
Eagle Paper Mills opens a new 50,000-square-foot building in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. The new building will provide warehouse facility and new corporate sales and logistics offices to support American Eagle’s growing business.


Whitewater announces plans for recycling facility
lakegenevanews.net 24 Feb, 2016
DP Electronic Recycling Inc., a recycling firm will break ground on its new facility in the city of Whitewater in spring 2016, and it shall take about 18 months until it is fully operational. The new facility is valued at more than $12.5 million. DP will also bring in new shredding technology from Germany to use a more efficient and safe process for electronic shredding and sorting of commodities.


DSM Engineering Plastics to facility at Indiana
plastemart.com 24 Feb, 2016
DSM Engineering Plastics will renovate and equip its 175,000 square foot facility at Evansville, Indiana over the next five years. With the upgrades, the company has added additional weekend production shifts and now sustains around-the-clock operations in Evansville. DSM’s increased production is allowing it to provide more efficient and reliable production of its high performance engineering thermoplastics, which are used in products including air intake manifolds, mobile connectors, food packaging and office chairs.


GIC commits to invest S$520m in Indonesian retailer
channelnewssasia.com 24 Feb, 2016
GIC has entered into a partnership with PT Trans Retail, the retail arm of Indonesian conglomerate CT Corp. Under the partnership, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has committed to invest an aggregate of S$520 million in Trans Retail, which operates hypermarkets, supermarkets, and cash and carry stores under the Carrefour and TRANSmart brands in Indonesia.


Egypt wins $89m funding for solar PV project
tradearabia.com 24 Feb, 2016
The Japanese government is loaning $89 million to support the construction of a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and storage project near the Egyptian city of Hurghada. The project will comprise a 20 MW solar PV plant and a 30 MW storage facility, which will utilise several different types of battery technology, including lithium-ion and sodium-sulphur batteries.


Grupo Hinojosa orders wastewater treatment plant upgrade for Papelera de SarriÃ

euwind-paper.com 24 Feb, 2016
Grupo Hinojosa, an Corrugated packaging manufacturer is pushing ahead with the 90,000 t recycled containerboard project at the Papelera de Sarrià mill. The company has tapped Spanish water treatment specialist Cadagua to upgrade the existing facility and install a new waste water treatment line, including a anaerobic paper sludge treatment unit for biogas production. The biogas will be used for energy production in the factory boilers, offering a primary energy content of 1.6 MW. The company plans to spend some €25m to rebuild the mill to recycled packaging paper production. The start-up of the rebuild machine is originally scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.


RPU chooses Boldt to build new $62 million plant
postbulletin.com 24 Feb, 2016
The Rochester Public Utility Board will construct a new peaking power plant in the northwest quadrant. The board chose Boldt Co.’s $32.2 million bid to engineer and build the new plant to be called Westside Energy Station. The plant will be operational by 1st May, 2018.


Two partner to build logistics centre in Takoradi
ghanaweb.com 24 Feb, 2016
The Ghana Supply Company (GSCL) and Tap Forest Mines have partnered to construct a $150-million logistics centre at Kejabil, a suburb of Takoradi in the Western Region. The centre will include a five-star hotel, an open space warehouse facility, a parking lot for heavy and smaller vehicles, a clinic, a golf centre and helipad and hanger for light aeroplanes etc. Tap Forest Mines is providing funding for the project, while the GSCL is offering a 67-acre land as part of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. The project is being undertaken on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) system.


SunPower to build 2 MW solar facilities at Escondido School District
greentechlead.com 24 Feb, 2016
SunPower will build 2 MW of solar power systems at four district schools of Escondido Union High School District. The company also announced a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Escondido Union High School District. The PPA will offset approximately 75 percent of its annual electricity demand, and save $13.4 million in electricity costs over the next 20 years.


Another Gas Fired Power Station for 2018
allafrica.com 23 Feb, 2016
Mozambique’s electricity supply will receive a further boost in 2018 with the opening of a 110 MW gas fired power station outside the capital city, Maputo. Under a contract signed with the company, EDM, the Japanese companies Sumitomo and IHI will construct the 17 billion yen plant with a loan from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Construction will commence this year, and EDM will begin operating the facility in 2018.


Le Méridien Visconti Rome to open by end of 2016
hospitalitybizindia.com 23 Feb, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that Le Méridien will open in Rome, marking the brand’s re-entry into Italy. Owned and managed by the Toti Group, Le Méridien Visconti Rome is scheduled to debut by the end of this year following an extensive renovation and conversion from the independent Visconti Palace Hotel. Each of the 240 modern guest rooms and suites will offer stunning mid-century modern design with spacious work spaces and subtle technology.


Alibaba to expand e-commerce in rural China
fibre2fashion.com 23 Feb, 2016
Alibaba has reached a deal with China’s top economic planner to expand e-commerce in the country’s rural areas. Under the agreement, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will work with Alibaba in more than 300 rural areas to develop e-commerce. The purpose of the agreement is to boost the agriculture industrial chain and encourage people to start their own business in rural areas.


Lucky Cement to set up 10MW-WHR plant
pakobserver.net 23 Feb, 2016
Lucky Cement is planning to set up 10 MW Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) plant at Pezu Plant which is expected to be completed by December 2016.


Alsons Power to invest $650m in renewable energy projects, sets up new subsidiary

dealstreetasia.com 23 Feb, 2016
Alsons Power Group is investing up to $650 million in its renewable energy (RE) ventures in the Philippines through a newly-created subsidiary for the development of run-of-river and solar projects. The company has so far received project contracts from the Department of Energy (DOE) pegged at $600 million and it plans to put up a solar farm in General Santos at a cost of $50 million.


South Korea to invest USD25m in Nicaraguan PV project
renewables.seenews.com 23 Feb, 2016
The South Korean government will invest USD 25 million in solar projects in rural communities. The first project will start in late 2016 or early 2017.


Statkraft, Credit Suisse Fund to Invest $1.2 Billion in Wind
bloomberg.com 23 Feb, 2016
Statkraft AS and partners including a Credit Suisse-backed fund will invest $1.2 billion in wind-power in central Norway. Together with investment company Nordic Wind Power DA and utility Troenderenergi AS, Statkraft plans to build six wind farms in mid-Norway by 2020 with a combined capacity of 1,000 MW. Statkraft will own 52.1 percent, while Nordic Wind, a company backed by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners, will hold 40 percent. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the Danish turbine maker, received an order for 278 units with a combined capacity of 1 GW to supply the project. The joint venture, Fosen Vind DA, will build a total of six wind farms on the Fosen peninsula, the island of Hitra and in Snillfjord.


Thyssenkrupp to invest in automotive components business in Eastern Europe
automotiveworld.com 23 Feb, 2016
Thyssenkrupp is to build a new engine components and steering systems production plant in Jászfényszaru, Hungary by investing around 100 million euros. Construction of the plant will start in spring 2016, with production planned to commence in 2018.


Furniture firm to open Greensboro manufacturing plant, create 200 jobs
myfox8.com 23 Feb, 2016
CH Living, an upholstery brand of Oxnard, Castle Home Furnishings will open a 180,000-squre-foot manufacturing facility in Greensboro. The facility will manufacture, warehouse and distribute sofas, loveseats and sectionals and it will also include a research and development department.


Trans-Lux Corporation Announces Plans To Build New Manufacturing Facility & Onshoring Strategy
prnewswire.com 23 Feb, 2016
Trans-Lux Corporation, supplier of Digital Displays and next generation LED lighting, plans to build a new, state-of-the-art LED Display and Lighting manufacturing facility in the United States. The company also unveiled plans to onshore production.


E-470 to spend $80 million to expand tollway lanes in southeast Aurora
denverpost.com 23 Feb, 2016
The E-470 Public Highway Authority is planning to spend $80 million to widen an eight-mile stretch of the private tollway in southeast Aurora beginning this spring. The work shall be finished by January 2018.


Enel enters Peru with 20-MW Ayanunga hydropower plant
hydroworld.com 23 Feb, 2016
Enel Green Power SpA is making its first foray into the Peruvian hydroelectric power market through a multi-faceted, 20-year energy supply contract with the country’s government. The deal will see EGP subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru invest about US$400 million into a trio of renewable energy plants, which include the 20 MW Ayanunga hydropower project, and 180 MW solar and 126 MW wind components. The small hydropower project will be located in Peru’s central Huanunco Department and is expected to be in operation by 2018. Enel Green Power won the supply tender through the Organismo Supervisor de la Inversion en Energia y Mineria (OSINERGMIN).


Veolia to design and build wastewater treatment plants for Bacchus in China
waterwastemanagement.cleantechnology-business-review.com 23 Feb, 2016
Veolia Water Technologies China has won a contract from Bacchus to design and build turnkey wastewater treatment plants for two of the latter’s factories in Tianjin and Chengdu, China. The wastewater treatment plants will feature several of Veolia’s technologies, including Biothane Advanced Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB), AnoxKaldnes Biological Activated Sludge (BAS), along with sludge and tertiary treatments.


Lowes Foods to build new store in Kernersville
wxii12.com 23 Feb, 2016
Lowes Foods will build a new store in Kernersville and it is scheduled to open in spring 2017. The company also plans to remodel its store at 5180 Reidsville Road, also known as Highway 158, near Highway 66 in Walkertown. The renovation is also scheduled to be completed in spring 2017.


ASARCO to build new tailings storage facility
silverbelt.com 23 Feb, 2016
ASARCO plans to construct and operate a copper mine tailings and storage facility in the Ripsey Wash watershed to serve its Ray mine operations near Kearny. The company has stated this facility is required to support continued long-term copper mining activities in the area. Tailings from the Ray Mine will cross the Gila River near the current Florence-Kelvin highway bridge.


Polynt announces their decision to build a new gel coat plant in Poland
jeccomposites.com 23 Feb, 2016
Polynt Composites (EMEA) will build a 2000 tons/year new Gel Coat plant in Poland. The facility will be opened at the end of 2016 within Polynt’s UPR and Compounds modern manufacturing park near to Krakow in the town of Niepolomice.


Contract on building ferroalloy production plant signed in Baku
en.trend.az 23 Feb, 2016
A contract on establishment of ferroalloy production plant in Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park has been signed on 23rd February, 2016 in Baku. Baku Non-Ferrous Metals & Ferroalloys Company and Turkish Demora company signed the contract. A plant for the annual production of 20,000 tons of ferrosilicon and 36,000 tons of ferrosilicon manganese will be built within the project.


Hydrogenics Selected to Join €15 Million Power-to-Gas Project
globenewswire.com 23 Feb, 2016
Hydrogenics Corporation, developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology and hydrogen fuel cell power modules, has been selected to join a consortium of European companies, including Air Liquide, for a €15 million Power-to-Gas demonstration project in Denmark named HyBalance. The budget of the project is more than €15 million. Hydrogenics equipment will be built and delivered in 2016, with start of operations for HyBalance expected in late 2017.


1MW solar power project inaugurated at Wah Nobel Chemicals
brecorder.com 23 Feb, 2016
A one-megawatt captive mode solar power project at the Wah Nobel Chemicals, a division of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) has been inaugurated on 23rd February, 2016. The project has been completed in a four-month period at a cost of around $1.5 million. The Nobel Group has completed the project in collaboration with a private sector company, Reon Energy Solutions.


SuperValu plans to invest €28m in new stores, creating 350 jobs
newstalk.com 22 Feb, 2016
SuperValu, a grocery retailer plans to open five new stores this year investing €28m and creating 350 jobs. The company has benefited from an increase in online orders, growing by 32% during the second half of 2015.


Kibaran raises $2m for Tanzania graphite project
miningweekly.com 22 Feb, 2016
Kibaran Resources is poised to finalise project financing for development of its Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania, after raising $2-million through a share placement at 15c apiece. Kibaran has signed a binding long-term offtake agreement with German integrated materials and technology company ThyssenKrupp for 20 000 t/y of graphite concentrate and recently announced an MoU with Sojitz Corporation, one of Japan’s largest trading conglomerates.


BHEL to seal major power deal in Bangladesh, beating China
business-standard.com 22 Feb, 2016
Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) will sign a contract to build two units of 660 MW thermal power station in Khulna in southern Bangladesh on 28th February, 2016.


Caltex plans to expand Thai retail business
nationmultimedia.com 22 Feb, 2016
Chevron (Thailand), marketer of the Caltex brand, plans to sustainably grow its retail business. The company aims to expand its Caltex-brand service stations with a focus on quality locations such as strategic highways and key provinces nationwide and it will also continue to expand its cooperation with retail partners to enhance offerings and services for motorists.


Japan to help build Panama metro line
channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb, 2016
Japan and Panama will sign a deal in April to expand Central America’s only metro system located in Panama City. Due to be completed in 2022, the line is expected to cost $2 billion and stretch some 27 kilometers (17 miles).


Rajesh Exports wins export order worth Rs. 840 cr
thehindubusinessline.com 22 Feb, 2016
Jewellery exporter and retailer Rajesh Exports has won Rs. 840 crore export order from the UAE. This order will be executed from its manufacturing facility in Bengaluru and is to be completed by 30th April, 2016.


Compania Cervecerias Unidas to invest $400m in Colombian plant
foodbev.com 22 Feb, 2016
Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) will invest $400m in the construction of a new plant in Colombia. The investment will allow CCU to bolster its distribution operation for beer brands such as Heineken and Coors Light on Colombian territory. The construction of the plant shall begin in the first quarter of 2016, or early in the second quarter, and shall be completed in two years.


Tele2 Russia to invest RUB 830 mln in Kaliningrad
telecompaper.com 22 Feb, 2016
Mobile operator Tele2 Russia signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Kaliningrad region on the development of telecommunications services. The operator plans to invest over RUB 830 million in the region by 2019. The investment programme includes the expansion of the network coverage both deploying new network infrastructure objects and upgrading the existing infrastructure.


PPG invests $7.8 million in R&D facility
collisionrepairmag.com 22 Feb, 2016
PPG has completed a significant investment to its primary research and development facility for paint and coatings. Part of the upgrades include facilities for simulating the wide variety of environmental conditions experienced by refinish customers and a new automotive refinish training centre. The investment also includes increased laboratory and testing space and upgraded equipment that improves technical capabilities. The company invested a total of $7.8 million to upgrade its Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park, Pennsylvania.


50,000 Square Foot Indoor RV Storage Facility Opening in Marietta.
prweb.com 22 Feb, 2016
The RV Loft has secured a lease on 50,000 square feet of space and will open an indoor, climate controlled, rv storage facility located in Marietta, Georgia. The facility, scheduled to open in May 2016, is now taking reservations.


Eurus Energy breaks ground on new solar power facility in Awaji Island, Japan
solar.cleantechnology-business-review.com 22 Feb, 2016

Eurus Energy Group has broken ground on a new 10.5 MW solar power facility in Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The facility, which is being constructed on around 23ha of land, will feature around 51,000 Kyocera’s photovoltaic modules and is scheduled to start operations in July 2017.


Phoenix Solar to build 65-MWp solar park in US for Invenergy
renewables.seenews.com 22 Feb, 2016
Phoenix Solar AG has won a contract from Invenergy Solar Development LLC to design and build a 65-MWp PV power plant in Nevada. The Luning Solar Energy Project, which was developed by Invenergy Solar Development, is located on public land owned by the federal government near Luning in Mineral County. The facility will consist of polycrystalline modules mounted on a single axis tracking system and it will make use of advanced 1,500-V plant architecture. Construction is due to start in the first quarter of 2016.


Dong to build waste treatment plant in UK with new tech
renewables.seenews.com 22 Feb, 2016
Dong Energy will build its first plant in Northwich near Manchester, UK that will handle 120,000 tonnes of waste per year of unsorted household waste, using enzymes, and convert it into energy and recyclable materials. The company will finance, build and operate the plant. The design and planning stages has been completed and most of the supply and installation contracts has been signed. Construction is expected to start at the end of this month, while commissioning is slated for early 2017.


Sodruzhestvo” will build new oil extraction plant in Belarus
blackseagrain.net 22 Feb, 2016
Belagroterminal, part of the international agro-industrial group of companies Sodruzhestvo will build oil extraction plant in Smorgon. The company is planning to start construction of the enterprise in the second half of 2016.


Nicola Sturgeon opens £70m expansion at pharmaceutical plant in Irvine
scotsman.com 22 Feb, 2016
GSK has inaugurated a £70 million expansion at an antibiotics factory in Irvine. The site has been expanded to meet the growing demand from the developing world and emerging markets with help from a £1.5 million Scottish Government grant. A further £200 million of investment funding has been announced during the inauguration.


POSCO Energy to build second thermal power plant in Vietnam
pulsenews.co.kr 22 Feb, 2016
POSCO Energy Co. has signed an MoU agreement with Nghe An provincial government to build a Quynh Lap II thermal power plant in Vinh City. The plant will produce an annual power capacity of 1200 MW, with two 600 MW-reactors.


Chinese firm to invest trillions of won in Korean e-commerce companies
koreatimes.co.kr 22 Feb, 2016
Qingdao Jinshi is expected to invest a total of two trillion won in Korean e-commerce companies. The company has agreed to pick promising e-commerce companies in Korea with KIETaC and invest 300 billion won at first. After evaluating its initial investment, Qingdao Jinshi plans to expand its scale to 1.5 trillion won in further investments. Additionally, the company will invest 200 billion won to establish a matching fund with KIETaC to help develop the country’s e-commerce companies and industry infrastructure. The KIETaC will open the Qingdao e-commerce support center in the institute to help Korean companies who seek to set up e-commerce businesses in the Special Economic and Technological Development Zone (SETDZ) in Qingdao.


Woodland to strengthen presence in UAE, Russia.
economictimes.indiatimes.com 21 Feb, 2016
Woodland, an Footwear and apparel player is looking to strengthen its presence in overseas markets, including the UAE and Russia. Through the expansion in overseas markets, the company, which also has presence in Hong Kong, is looking at increased contribution from exports.


Enoc Retail plans more service stations as it plans to expand
gulfnews.com 21 Feb, 2016
The retail segment of Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) is planning to build 54 new service stations in Dubai and 11 more in Saudi Arabia as part of the expansion plans of the company in the region. The company expects to increase the capacity of its network of stations by 40 per cent in the next four years.


Dragon Oil to expand production at Turkmen offshore fields
en.trend.az 21 Feb, 2016
UAE’s Dragon Oil company has invested $5 billion in the development of the Cheleken contract area’s offshore fields for more than 15 years of activity in Turkmenistan. Under the agreement, the operator has a license to develop and produce oil and gas on the contract area for 25 years.


Aatco opens food manufacturing plant in Jeddah
tradearabia.com 21 Feb, 2016
Aatco Food Industries has opened a new processing plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The state-of-the-art factory is built to the world class hygiene standard of EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group).


Katsina Govt earmarks N2.5bn for Ajiwa Water Plant rehabilitation
ngrguardiannews.com 21 Feb, 2016
The Katsina State Government has set aside the sum of N2.5 billion for the rehabilitation and upgrading of Ajiwa Water Treatment Plant to solve the perennial water scarcity faced in Katsina metropolis. The rehabilitation work will include replacement of outdated equipment as well as laying of new pipes to provide additional 40 million litres of water daily to the metropolis.


State to construct milk-processing plant in Luanshya
daily-mail.co.zm 21 Feb, 2016
Government has released K44,000 to Fisenge women dairy farmers in Luanshya for the construction of a milk-processing plant. The construction of the plant will commence soon. The Fisenge Women Dairy Farmers produce more than 60,000 litres of milk per month from their collection centres.


JA Solar Awarded 86-MW Solar Farm Project in South Africa
stockhouse.com 21 Feb, 2016
Together with two South African partners, Solar Capital (Pty) Ltd. and Black Enterprise Empowerment (“BEE”), JA Solar Holdings Co., has been awarded as the sole supplier for its Orange Solar Project which is to build an 86 MW utility-scale solar farm. The construction of the solar farm will start in 2017 using JA Solar’s high efficiency P310W multi-crystalline silicon modules, and is expected to be completed within the same year.


National Store plans expansion
khaleejtimes.com 20 Feb, 2016
National Store, the flagship firm of JK Sons Group of Companies is all set to inaugurate its biggest multi-brand showroom in Abu Dhabi during first quarter of 2016 and launch another showroom in Sharjah.


Solar Europa Global to build wind-solar power plant in Iran
tehrantimes.com 20 Feb, 2016
Solar Europa Global, the provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions, will construct a wind-solar hybrid power plant in Iran. The company agreed to open a branch in Tehran as a subsidiary which will undertake the construction of a wind-solar power plant.


MMC, Putrajaya sign agreement for Langat sewage project
themalaysianinsider.com 20 Feb, 2016
MMC Corporation Bhd’s (MMC) wholly-owned subsidiary, MMC Pembentungan Langat Sdn Bhd (MMC PLSB), has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) to carry out the Langat Centralised Sewage Treatment Plant and Sewage Conveyance System project. Under the agreement, MMC PLSB will be responsible for building a sewage treatment plant based on the experience and success of Tokyo Metropolitan Sewerage Services Corporation in Japan. The project is scheduled for completion in October 2020.


Construction of $2.2 billion oil shale power plan starts in June, minister
petra.gov.in 20 Feb, 2016
The construction of the first $2.2 billion, 470 MW oil shale power plant in Attarat area, south of Jordan is expected to start early June. The Estonian-Malaysian-Chinese consortium is in the last stage of financial closure and is discussing a number of issues with Chinese financiers to implement the project.


Dane County opens new construction material recycling facility
dailycardinal.com 20 Feb, 2016
The Dane County Construction and Demolition Recycling Facility has been opened on 17th February, 2016. The $5.2 million facility will be able to recycle 70 percent of all the materials it receives, sparing 28,000 tons of recyclables from the landfill annually, a figure projected to grow to 52,500 tons in the future


Oman-India joint venture building world’s biggest Sebacic acid project in Duqm
zawya.com 20 Feb, 2016
A joint venture (JV) between Omani investors and an Indian entrepreneur plans to build the 30,000 tonnes Sebacic acid plant in the Duqm free zone on 40 hectares of land. Work on the state-of-the-art export-oriented project with a capital expenditure of $62.7 million has already started last month.


Egyptian Companies to Construct their Own Industrial Park in Ethiopia
2merkato.com 20 Feb, 2016
The Egyptian investors has been offered a proposal by the Ethiopian government to establish their own park in designated industrial corridors, including Hawassa, Dire Dawa, Mekelle and other areas at a cost of 120 million US dollars. The companies have asked the Ethiopian government to offer them 200 hectares of land.


Stiles enters apartment project in Raleigh, N.C.
therealdeal.com 20 Feb, 2016
Stiles is set to build a 186-unit luxury apartment building in Raleigh, North Carolina. The apartments will range in size from 600 square feet to 1,700 square feet. Common areas will include three lounges, a café, a resort-style swimming pool, fitness center and a bocce ball court. Stiles is developing the apartment property in a joint venture with a Raleigh-based Grubb Ventures. Construction is expected to start next month and conclude in the summer of 2017.


LCCI calls to set up steel mills in Punjab
pakistantoday.com.pk 20 Feb, 2016
Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has urged the Punjab government to establish a steel mills in the province and use Rajua Sadaat (Chiniot) iron reserves as raw material.


Saudi Arabia set to open 20,000 new hotel rooms in 2016
gdnonline.com 20 Feb, 2016
Around 52 projects and 20,000 rooms are likely to open to the public throughout Saudi Arabia this year. Several projects are in the final stage of construction and getting ready for pre-openings. The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah is likely to open in March; Kempinski Al Othman Hotel in Al Khobar is set to open in May and Nobu Hotel Riyadh, the first Nobu hotel in the Kingdom, is likely to open in June this year.


Mediclinic breaks ground on new Dubai hospital
tradearabia.com 20 Feb, 2016
Mediclinic Middle East, part of private hospital group Mediclinic International, has broken ground on its new 150-plus-bed general hospital located on Um Suqeim Road in Dubai, UAE. Once finished at the end of 2018, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital will provide international standard healthcare services to the southern area of Dubai which is currently under-serviced by a facility of this quality.


Pilgrim’s Pride will spend $35 million on Nashville poultry feed mill
magnoliareporter.com 19 Feb, 2016
Pride Corporation plans for a $35 million investment to construct a new feed mill at its Nashville, AR facility. The company revealed the project as part of its 2016 capital investment plans for work valued at $190 million.


Toyota Tto Invest 400 Million Dollars in Indonesia
qna.org.qa 19 Feb, 2016
Toyota Motor Corporation will invest 400 million dollars in Indonesia this year. Also, the group is completing the construction of an engine plant in Karawang on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta.


China Shutters Coal Mines At Home, Opens $2 Bln Mining Project In Pakistan
forbes.com 19 Feb, 2016
Pakistan and China signed financing agreements for the development of the $1.95 billion Thar Block II 3.8 million tons per year coal mine and its associated coal-fired power plant, set to be up and running in two years. The sponsors of the mining project include the Pakistani-based Engro Powergen, Thal Limited, Hub Power Company, Habib Bank and China’s Machinery Engineering Corporation, or CMEC. CMEC is the construction contractor for the projects.


Multi-million dollar steel tube mill expanding in county
houstonherald.com 19 Feb, 2016
The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced that L&R Industries is expanding operations with a new steel tube manufacturing and distribution facility in the Twin Cities Industrial Park in western Texas County. The company has a long and well-established history in specialized metal fabrication, millwright and crane services.


STTC adds Oliver plant in N.J.
tirebusiness.com 19 Feb, 2016
Service Tire Truck Centers Inc. (STTC) has opened a retread plant in Millville that uses Oliver Rubber materials and processes. The move complements STTC’s network of Michelin Retread Technology-based (MRT) plants.


L&T bags order worth Rs. 1404 crore
indiainfoline.com 19 Feb, 2016
The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro has won orders worth Rs. 1404 crores across various business verticals. A major order has been received for an electrification upgradation work in the Middle East from a prestigious customer. Another additional International order has also been bagged by Larsen & Toubro (Oman) LLC, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, for an additional third and fourth transformer unit of 132/33kV, 125 MVA at Madinat Barka and Al Khadra Grid Stations from Oman Electricity Transmission Company.


BE Clean Energy signs 60 MW of solar deals in China
renewables.seenews.com 19 Feb, 2016
Beijing Enterprises Clean Energy Group has joined forces with several sector players to work on two solar power projects with a combined capacity of 60 MW in China’s province of Hebei. The investment holding firm’s unit Beiqing Clean Energy Investment Co signed separate cooperation framework agreements with the owners and project companies, as well as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors for both schemes. Under the terms of the deals, the counterparties will be responsible for the construction, financing and securing all necessary approvals for their respective solar farms. Each of the photovoltaic (PV) plants will have an installed capacity of 30 MW. One is scheduled for completion in March, while the other will be put into operation by June this year.


Marrybrown plans aggressive expansion
thestar.com.my 19 Feb, 2016
Marrybrown, a Malaysia-based fast food restaurant chain plans an aggressive expansion with 20 outlets to be opened nationwide this year. Each Marrybrown outlet will cost about RM800,000 and will measure 2,000-3,000 sq ft. Besides Malaysia, Marrybrown also plans to continuously expand its global presence with the first Marrybrown restaurant to be opened in Nepal in May.


Aurobindo Pharma lines up expansion in Europe
thehindubusinessline.com 19 Feb, 2016
Aurobindo Pharma will expand its operations in newer markets in the European Union. The proposed expansion will not just be in new markets such as Poland and Czech Republic. Besides, there will also be portfolio expansion through targeted first day launches in orals, hormonals, penems, oncology drugs and niche injectables, among others.


SP Jain Global to set up first virtual reality Indian business school in the US
economictimes.indiatimes.com 19 Feb, 2016
SP Jain School of Global Management will set up the first Indian business school in Silicon Valley, US. The school will come up within two years and it will have virtual reality classrooms for the first time in its undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.


Kenya plans to set up five cancer centers
newsghana.com.gh 19 Feb, 2016
Kenya plans to set up five cancer treatment centers this year to deal with the increased number of cancer cases in the country. The centers will be located in Western, Central, Coastal and Southwestern part of the country.


Bradford Co. to invest $5.1 million in Gallatin expansion
washingtontimes.com 19 Feb, 2016
Bradford Co. will invest $5.1 million in the expansion of operations in Gallatin. The company specializes in the manufacture of reusable and recyclable containers primarily for the automotive industry.


Railroad company to invest big in New Mexico railways
krge.com 19 Feb, 2016
Burlington North and Santa Fe railway is spending nearly $100 million dollars to upgrade and replace rails in New Mexico.


Pendragon to invest £100m in buying sites for Car Store chain
motortrader.com 19 Feb, 2016
Pendragon has set aside £100m to expand its fledgling chain of Evans Halshaw Car Store outlets. The company has opened its first Car Store in Birmingham in late 2015 and it also has outlets in Bristol, Chessington, Norwich and Slough. A flagship centre is to open in Exeter, England later this year.


Creature Comforts Brewing to Expand Production Capacity
brewbound.com 19 Feb, 2016
Creature Comforts Brewing Company is expanding its brewing operations with the addition of four new 120-bbl fermenters and one 120-bbl brite tank. With the addition of the new tanks, the brewery anticipates an increase of production output to reach 18,000-bbls for 2016. The company has collaborated with Feldmeier Equipment Inc. to size the tanks for a taller and narrower shape to fit the brewery’s vaulted ceilings.


Grant lets Generations expand its health facility in Putnam
norwichbulletin.com 19 Feb, 2016
Generations Family Health Center is set to double the size of its facility and its ability to serve patients in the Putnam region. The expansion will increase access to care for an additional 3,750 patients and 18,000 additional medical, dental and behavioral health visits. The expansion is set to be completed in 2017.


Multivac to expand manufacturing operations in Kansas City, US
foodproducts.packaging-business-review.com 19 Feb, 2016

Multivac, a Packaging solutions provider has unveiled plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Kansas City, Missouri, US by investing around $6.9m. The expansion will allow to create an additional 32,000 ft² space, which will help the company to better leverage technology and other innovations to further modernize its manufacturing processes.


JAMES treatment plant in Abbotsford gets $4.3 million boost
abbynews.com 19 Feb, 2016
The federal government is upgrading Abbotsford and Mission’s joint-owned wastewater treatment plant with a $4.3 million boost. The funding is going to the Joint Abbotsford Mission Environmental Systems Wastewater Treatment Plant’s (JAMES) ultraviolet disinfection project, to improve health and safety standards and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Linde signs contract with Erdemir to design and construct largest ASU owned by industrial gases company in Turkey
gasworld.com 19 Feb, 2016
The Linde Group has signed a contract with Turkish steel producer, Erdemir Group, to build a new air separation unit (ASU) in Iskenderun, southern Turkey. It will supply up to 1,700 tonnes (t) of oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) per day to a steel mill run by Isdemir, a subsidiary of Erdemir. The plant is set to start up in 2017.


A New Hotel Is Coming to St Lucia
caribjournal.com 19 Feb, 2016
St Lucia’s room stock will get a boost this year with the debut of the new HarborClub [sic] on the Rodney Bay Marina. The 115-room hotel will include two restaurants, lounges, a full-service spa, a gym, a pool and 4,000 square feet of meeting and conference space.


Rosneft to invest another $500 mln in Venezuela energy project – Maduro
reuters.com 19 Feb, 2016
Rosneft is to invest another $500 million as it raises its stake in the Petromonagas joint venture in Venezuela’s Orinoco Belt region to 40 percent. That is the maximum stake foreign partners are allowed to hold in joint ventures with Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA.


JCP&L Begins Construction on Second Phase of Transmission Project to Enhance Reliability in Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth Counties
prnewswire.com 19 Feb, 2016
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has started construction on the final segment of a new 11.5-mile transmission line project designed to enhance service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth counties. The overall cost of the project is $48 million, with $18.8 million expected to be spent this year. The current construction involves building an eight-mile section of a 115-kilovolt transmission line between an existing JCP&L substation in Hightstown and a transmission structure located along State Highway 33 near Manalapan. The line will run within or adjacent to existing corridors, roadways and railroad rights-of-way. The project is expected to be in service by June 2016.


Richardson cookie company planning 50 new stores this year
bizjournals.com 19 Feb, 2016
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip will grow its footprint by one-third this year, with plans to open 50 new stores across the globe. The company, which is franchised by Crest Foods Inc., has 153 units in 25 states and 11 countries. In 2016, Nestlé Toll House Café will build 30 more in the U.S. and 20 in the Middle East. Those new stores will include two non-traditional venues, including one set to open in May at the San Diego Zoo and another slated to launch in June outside of the University of Kentucky.


Aldi to expand Sheboygan store by fall
sheboyganpress.com 19 Feb, 2016
Aldi plans to remodel and expand its Sheboygan store, with work expected to wrap up in fall. The project will add nearly 2,400 square feet to the store, located at 919 S. Taylor Drive, along with a new entrance, facade and open-concept sales floor. If approved by city officials, work shall begin as early as July and be completed by October.


New Boutique Hotel Announced for Denver Will Join Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio

meetings-conventions.com 18 Feb, 2016
A 165-room hotel being built in Denver’s Lower Highlands neighborhood on the city’s west side will be part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Tribute Portfolio when it opens in September 2018. The property is the 14th added to the Tribute collection.


Indigenous firm to build N25.8bn new refinery in Lagos
vanguardngr.com 18 Feb, 2016
Integrated Oil and Gas., has been given initial license to commence preliminary work for a 20,000 capacity modular refinery in one of the islands on the coast of Lagos. The refinery is expected to gulp between $75 – $250 million. The company has got preliminary approval from the Department of Petroleum Resourses, DPR, and has commenced work on the Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA.


$500m power, cement plant coming
daily-mail.co.zm 18 Feb, 2016
ZCCM Investments Holdings is expected to develop a 52 MW thermal power and cement manufacturing plant in Ndola to gobble about US$500 million as part of the company’s diversification programme. The projects will be co-ventures between ZCCM-IH and private investors with the company also collaborating with local and international financial institutions on the financing of the projects. Construction of the cement plant is expected to start by the end of next month.


Forth Ports Limited plans to invest £10 million in Port of Dundee
en.portnews.ru 18 Feb, 2016
Forth Ports will invest more than £10 million in Port of Dundee to create a new quayside with an industry-leading heavy lift capability, coupled with a significant onshore operational area. The quayside will offer heavy lift capability over its entire 200m length with an ultra-heavy lift pad at one end. This capability, coupled with a deep-water berth and significant land area of around 60 acres, will facilitate the handling of the largest cargoes, as demanded by these emerging North Sea industry sectors. The construction process will take 18 months to complete with work starting immediately.


Langham Hotels & Resorts to Double Its U.S. Footprint
travelmarketreport.com 18 Feb, 2016
Langham Hotels & Resorts will be doubling its footprint in the United States over the next three years, adding Dallas, San Francisco, and Santa Fe, plus two not-yet-announced cities. Langham already has properties in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Pasadena, along with major global gateways such as London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, and Shanghai.


Ramco Systems opens engineering lab in Singapore
thehindubusinessline.com 18 Feb, 2016
Ramco Systems has opened an engineering lab in Singapore to develop advanced aviation information technology solutions such as wearables for ground engineers and drones to inspect aircraft. Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance will be the first anchor partner for the lab.


Laugfs Power to Invest USD3.4 Million in Pams Power Hydro Power Plant in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
renewablesbiz.com 18 Feb, 2016
Laugfs Power has agreed to invest USD3.39 million in the construction and development of 2 MW Pams Power hydro power plant situated in Ginigathhena in the Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. The investment per MW will be USD1.69 million. The power plant is expected to be commissioned in early 2017 and it is expected to add 7.18 GWh to the national grid annually upon completion.


Posco E&C bags $65 mn order to build thermal power plant in Panama
pulsenews.co.kr 18 Feb, 2016
Posco Engineering & Construction Co. signed a $65 million deal with U.S.-based power supplier AES to build a 380 MW thermal power plant and gas terminal in Colon, Panama.


NTT to build 3-MW PV plant in Aichi
renewables.seenews.com 18 Feb, 2016
NTT Facilities Inc has started construction of a 2.96-MW solar power plant in Okazaki city, at Aichi Prefecture. The photovoltaic (PV) park will start selling power in July 2016.


Japanese consortium to build Maputo 100MW gas-fired power plant
zitamar.com 18 Feb, 2016
A consortium made up of Japanese industrial groups Sumitomo and IHI have won the contract to build a 100 MW gas-fired power plant outside the Mozambican capital of Maputo. Construction will be financed by a $151 million concessional loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that has been agreed two years ago. The plant is due to come online in 2018.


Lukoil commissions gas processing unit at Stavrolen petrochemical complex in Russia
chemicals-technology.com 18 Feb, 2016
Lukoil has commissioned the first phase of a gas processing unit to produce 2.2 billion cubic meters (bcm) of raw gas per year at its Stavrolen petrochemical complex in Budennovsk, Russia. This facility will enable Lukoil to utilise associated petroleum gas produced from the fields in the Northern Caspian, supply gas to new power generation facilities of the Lukoil Group in the Stavropol region and begin production of petrochemicals.


General Motors to invest $148M in Spring Hill plant
tennessean.com 18 Feb, 2016
General Motors will invest $148 million in repurposing equipment at its Spring Hill plant. The investment will allow the Spring Hill facility to build V8 engines for trucks and SUVs. Production will begin by the end of the year.


Glanbia Ingredients Ireland plans €35 plant expansion
irishtimes.com 18 Feb, 2016
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) is planning a €35 million expansion of its Wexford cheese plant, proposing to double its milk processing capacity. GII, a 60:40 joint venture between Glanbia Co-operative Society and Glanbia, is seeking permission to begin work on the expansion towards the end of the year, with a view to having the work completed early in 2017.


Massillon financial commission approves $36 million wastewater plant project
cantonrep.com 18 Feb, 2016
The Massillon Financial Planning and Supervision Commission voted 6-0 to approve the approximately $36 million wastewater project, which includes construction, engineering design and repayment of a 20-year loan via Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund, which carries an interest rate of 0.32 percent. A pre-construction meeting with the City Engineer’s Office is slated next week to determine a start date for the project.


3 Spanish companies bid for tunnel expansion project in Chile
latino.foxnews.com 18 Feb, 2016
Units of Spanish construction companies OHL, Sacyr Vallehermoso and FCC are among the seven bidders for a project to expand the El Melon tunnel in Chile’s central Valparaiso region. The project calls for a $128 million investment outlay and the construction of a second tunnel adjacent to the current one, which is five kilometers (3.1 miles) long and located on Highway 5 North in Petorca and Quillota provinces.


DIFC to invest $136m on new infrastructure
thebig5hub.com 18 Feb, 2016
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) will be investing $136 million in developing new infrastructure in 2016. Around 150 million will be invested in the new Gate Village 11 project, a 200,000 square foot building housing DIFC’s fifth business centre, while another $82 to $95 million will be invested in the DIFC Spine project that will link all DIFC infrastructure developments. The Gate building broke ground last July and is due for completion by end of 2017.


Marriott announces new 90-room hotel in Edwardsville
bnd.com 18 Feb, 2016
Marriott International, Inc. awarded the franchise for a 90-room TownePlace Suites to Edwardsville Hospitality, LLC, which is a joint venture of R.L.P. Development of Edwardsville and General Hotels Corporation of Indianapolis, Ind. The hotel will be built on a vacant lot at the northeast corner of Illinois 157 and Center Grove Road, a mile from the heart of the SIUE campus. General Hotels will manage day-to-day operations at the site. The project has just begun its design phase.


Monsanto to set up modern seed processing facility in Texas
fashionatingworld.com 17 Feb, 2016
Monsanto in cooperation with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) plans to begin construction of a new, $140 million, state-of-the-art cotton seed processing facility in Lubbock, Texas. The construction of the facility is expected to begin in March 2016 and be completed in the second half of calendar year 2017.


$2-M rice processing facility to open in Nueva Ecija
business.inquirer.net 17 Feb, 2016
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), with funding from the Korea International Cooperation Agency, recently broke ground for the construction of a rice processing facility at Nueva Ecija. The facility worth $2 million is expected to be completed next year.


IHI to Build 49MW Woody Biomass Power Station in Kagoshima
dailynewsx.com 17 Feb, 2016
IHI Corp., a Japanese maker of heavy equipment, will build a 49 MW woody biomass power plant in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima. Construction will begin this year and the plant will start generating power by the end of 2018.


Construction starts on new Esso pipeline in Gippsland
abc.net.au 17 Feb, 2016
The construction of a $400 million Esso Australia pipeline near Rosedale has started, replacing the existing pipeline that has been transporting crude oil and condensate from Longford to Long Island Point since 1969. The replacement pipeline will be 187km long and will take two years to complete.


Minor to expand globally in five years
nationmultimedia.com 17 Feb, 2016
Minor Food Group has set a five-year plan to have at least 200 branches of Thai Express restaurants and other franchises both at home and overseas. Under this five-year strategy, Minor Food Group will put more focus on expansion of Thai Express restaurants and other franchises such as Grab Thai, Patara and Suda. The company expects to have between 70 and 80 branches of Thai Express restaurants in China.


Argentine Genneia to invest USD 500m in Chubut wind farms
renewables.seenews.com 17 Feb, 2016
Argentine energy company Genneia SA will invest nearly USD 500 million in wind energy in the Chubut province over the next five year. The plan includes new 100 MW through expansion of the 77.4-MW Rawson wind farm and installations in Trelew. Genneia will also consider an agreement with the University of Chubut about a programme in wind energy studies.


AAIPharma / Cambridge Major Laboratories to Invest $10.7M in New Facility at Cortex Innovation Center in St. Louis, MO
prnewswire.com 17 Feb, 2016
AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc., provider of custom manufacturing and development services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, has planned investment of at least $10.7 Million to relocate its St. Louis, MO analytical testing facility to the Cortex Innovation Center. The new facility will house state-of-the-art equipment in addition to its existing service offerings, and will provide new testing capabilities to meet industry and changing regulatory requirements, such as glass and plastic containers testing for pharmaceutical use, elemental impurities, disinfectant qualification and efficacy studies. The structural completion and build-out are due to be finished in the fourth quarter of 2016 and transition from the existing location will occur in the first quarter of 2017.


Nissan to set up assembly facility in Myanmar this year
overdrive.in 17 Feb, 2016
Nissan will set up an assembly shop in Myanmar this year in partnership with Tan Chong Motor Group. Nissan will also setup a manufacturing facility to benefit from the growing economy in the Southeast Asian region. In the first phase, the company will assemble the Sunny at the existing plant followed by a complete transfer of production capacity to the new plant. The new plant will have a manpower of 300 with a production capacity of 10,000 units.


Whirlpool to Expand Plant in Ohio
wsj.com 17 Feb, 2016
Whirlpool Corp. will invest $40.6 million to expand a dishwasher plant in Findlay, Ohio. The company has plants in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Iowa and Massachusetts. It also makes products for the North American market in Mexico.


Momentive to expand NXT silane production capacity in Germany
chemicals-technology.com 17 Feb, 2016
Momentive Performance Materials plans to expand the manufacturing capacity of NXT silane at its Leverkusen, Germany site, with an investment of around $30m. The expansion is a part of the company’s global plan to increase production capabilities serving the automotive markets, including the tire manufacturing groups.


Guylian invests $7.6M to expand production capabilities
candyindustry.com 17 Feb, 2016
Chocolaterie Guylian, makers of the famed Guylian Sea Shell chocolates, will invest $7.6 million this year to expand its production capabilities at its facility in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. The expansion will be completed by mid-2017.


Port Metro Vancouver plans major expansion at Burrard Inlet facility
vancitybuzz.com 17 Feb, 2016
Port Metro Vancouver is planning a $320-million expansion of its Centerm container terminal, increasing capacity by 66 per cent – from 900,000 TEUs to 1.5 million TEUs. The terminal footprint will grow seven acres westward, through a larger wharf structure and earth fill enclosed by rock dykes, to create a larger and reconfigured container yard and intermodal yard.


Voltalia to develop 40 MW hydro power project in Morocco
renewables.seenews.com 17 Feb, 2016
Voltalia SA has recently signed its first private contract in Morocco with a 40 MW hydro power plant. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The company targets to have 1 GW of renewable energy capacity under management by 2022, up from 376 MW at the end of December 2015.


Superlon Holdings To Construct New Warehouse Building
bernama.com.my 17 Feb, 2016
Superlon Holdings Bhd via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Superlon Worldwide Sdn Bhd, will construct a new warehouse building in Klang costing RM10.3 million. The construction of the building, awarded to Total Modern Engineering Sdn Bhd, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.


The Missner Group to Build 14,000 SF of Retail Space in Suburban Chicago
rebusinessonline.com 17 Feb, 2016
The Missner Group will construct two retail spaces totaling 14,000 square feet in suburban Chicago. In the first project, The Missner Group will build a 10,000-square-foot facility in Orland Park. Two existing buildings will be demolished to make room for the new building, which will house a Mattress Firm store and restaurant State & Main. The center, which will be located at 29 E. Orland Square Drive, will be an outlot of Orland Square Mall. Ireland Architects is serving as the architect for the project. In the second project, The Missner Group will demolish an existing building in Naperville, about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, to construct a 4,000-square-foot, freestanding building for a Mattress Firm. Oliveri Architects is providing the architectural services for this project. The Missner Group will also construct a parking lot and complete landscaping and utilities for both projects. United Growth is the developer for the retail properties, which will be completed this spring.


Oklahoma company to start ammonia production in Arkansas
thv11.com 17 Feb, 2016
LSB Industries Inc has completed the bulk of construction on its $730 million, ammonia plant in Arkansas and plans to begin production there in the second quarter. The company expects to spend an additional $101 million to $125 million to finish pre-commissioning and commissioning processes at the plant.


Swiss-Owned Palemontech to Build Production Plant in Bulgaria’s Montana
novinite.com 17 Feb, 2016
Palemontech will build a production plant in the Bulgarian town of Montana. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place in the technology park of Montana located at the exit for the town of Lom on 18th February, 2016. The company is specialised in the production of metal pallet boxes and grid boxes and is the supplier of the Swiss firm Max Urech Lager-und Fordertechnik.


HRH Premier lays foundation stone for airport expansion project
bna.bh 17 Feb, 2016
Bahrain has launched a multi-million project to expand the Bahrain International Airport and increase its capacity to accommodate 14 million passengers a year. The $ 1.1 billion-project, is among the mega development projects, worth more than $ 32 billion, to be implemented in the kingdom within the coming years to boost the economic development efforts. The airport expansion includes a new passenger terminal covering an area of 201,467sqm, making it four times the size of the existing terminal and it also features 24 air bridges, airport aprons, departure halls, check-in counters, passport control booths, security lanes, the Duty Free, jetty-served departure gates, passport control booths, e-Gates, baggage reclaim belts and car parks.


Tekfen wins $457m contract from TANAP project
azertag.az 17 Feb, 2016
Tekfen Construction has won a supply and construction contract worth $457 million from the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP) project. The company will complete the project in 39 months. The initial capacity of TANAP is expected to be 16 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz II field in the Caspian Sea, annually and will be gradually increased to 31 bcm. Around 6 bcm of gas will be delivered to Turkey, while the remainder will be supplied to Europe.


Construction set to begin on 10 MW solar plant in Uganda
pv-magazine.com 17 Feb, 2016
Eren RE and African development specialists Access Energy Group, the $19 million project has already broken ground, with a completion date of July this year. The project is also the largest privately funded solar project in sub-Saharan Africa, with London’s Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Dutch development bank FMO and Germany’s KfW Development Bank all involved at some stage with financing the project.


Northwest Pipe to rebrand, expand mexico facility
waterworld.com 17 Feb, 2016
Northwest Pipe Company plans to re-brand its Monterrey, Mexico facility as North American Pipe Fabricators. The facility has been used for manufacturing and steel fabrication capabilities. North American Pipe Fabricators will focus its future production on heavy fabrication carbon and stainless steel pipe product offerings associated with pump stations and treatment plants in the United States.


POSCO to construct lithium plant for rechargeable batteries
english.donga.com 16 Feb, 2016
POSCO held a groundbreaking ceremony to construct a plant to produce 2,500 tons of high-purity lithium for secondary batteries per year for commercial use in Salta province, Argentina on 14th February, 2016.


Nexif Energy Acquires Controlling Interest in Vietnamese Hydro Power Project
businesswire.com 16 Feb, 2016
Nexif Energy, a Southeast Asian independent power producer, has taken controlling interest in the 30 MW Coc San hydro power project in Vietnam through the acquisition of a majority ownership of Viet Hydro. This transaction marks the first project under the Nexif Energy platform formed in August 2015. The project is in an advanced stage of construction and expected to commence electricity generation by March 2016.


Work on 660 KV Mitiari Lahore Transmission line to start soon
pakistantoday.com.pk 16 Feb, 2016
The work on setting up 600 KV Matiari Lahore transmission line is set to commence soon. The China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company will develop $1.5 billion project on urgent basis which is also part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor on the basis of build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT). An MoU has been signed between the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDCL) and the China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company to develop the project. The project is set to be completed before the start of 2018


Punj Lloyd wins pipeline contracts worth Rs. 2,070 crores (US$ 304 million) in Oman
indiablooms.com 16 Feb, 2016
Punj Lloyd has won oil & gas EPC orders worth Rs. 2,070 crore from Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) and Oman Gas Company (OGC) which are owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Oil Company SAOC. The scope of work includes the construction of a 14” dia, 300 km natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline and a 32” dia, 301 km gas pipeline. The 14” dia pipeline, part of Orpic’s US$ 6.4bn Liwa Plastic Industries Complex (LPIC), will travel from the New Fahud NGL Plant to the Steam Cracker Unit at Sohar in Oman and the contract also includes construction of block valve and pigging stations. In view of the increased gas demand and to ensure availability of supply, the company will be laying another 32” dia gas pipeline parallel to the existing 32” dia Fahud – Sohar pipeline for OGC. The pipeline is being laid to supply gas for North Power station. Both the pipelines need to be completed within 38 and 35 months respectively.


Spanish chain signs deal to build Dubai hotel
theconstructionindex.co.uk 16 Feb, 2016
Riu is the first international hotel chain to sign an agreement with Nakheel, which is expanding into the hospitality business and planning 10 hotels across Dubai. The first opened earlier this month, and six more has been announced or signed. The planned Riu hotel will be located at Nakheel’s Deira Islands development. With 750 rooms, it will be the largest built there to date. Deira Islands is one of Nakheel’s major coastal projects and includes a retail and entertainment complex, the Deira Islands Night Market with 5,300 shops, a marina and an amphitheatre seating 30,000 people.


Lamprell inks MoU to set up Saudi maritime complex
constructionweekonline.com 16 Feb, 2016
Lamprell has signed an MoU with Saudi Aramco, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) and Hyundai Heavy Industries to investigate setting up a Maritime Complex in Saudi Arabia. The proposed facility will provide engineering, manufacturing and repair services for offshore rigs, commercial vessels and offshore service vessels. The MoU covers joint participation and due diligence on all activities and work streams required to make a final investment decision.


Quickstep to manufacture Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint parts
jeccomposites.com 16 Feb, 2016
Quickstep Holdings has received full global signoff from the Ford Motor Company to manufacture an innovative air duct for the Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint. The Falcon XR6 Sprint will be the first global mass-produced Ford to feature a carbon fibre air intake system, providing a showcase for Quickstep’s automotive capability and the role of carbon fibre in the automotive industry.


Port Authority announces new refrigerated cargo facility
chron.com 16 Feb, 2016
The Port of Houston Authority will build a new refrigerated cargo facility at its Bayport container terminal on 12 acres of land. AGRO Merchants Group will build the 300,000-square-foot temperature-controlled storage facility. It will allow for the import and export of fresh and frozen meat, fish, poultry, fruit and vegetables through Port Authority docks. The Port Authority expects to open the facility, with separate frozen and chilled storage areas by the summer of 2017.


Sarasota manufacturer plans new Southeast facility
bizjournals.com 16 Feb, 2016
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. will build a new manufacturing facility in the Southeast United States to meet growing demand for its water-activated tape. The exact location of the new plant will depend on final approval of state and local credits and incentives. Capital expenditures for the new project will be about $44 million to $49 million, with $31 million to $36 million of that spending occurring this year. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2017.


Deal on 1,224MW Banskhali coal power plant
en.prothom-alo.com 16 Feb, 2016
A joint venture consortium of local business house S Alam Group and two other Chinese companies has signed a contract with the government to set up a 1,224 MW (net capacity) coal-fired power plant in Banskhali of Chittagong. S Alam group holds 70 percent stake of the project while Chinese companies SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Corporation and STG Development Group hold 20 percent and 10 percent shares respectively. As per the deal, the plant will have two units each having 612 MW net capacity that are going to be built with super critical thermal power technology in next 45 months with a target to start commercial operation by November 2019. The Power Development Board (PDB) will purchase electricity for next 25 years.


Suprafilt secure £2m deal for London plant
rochdaleonline.co.uk 16 Feb, 2016
Suprafilt, has landed a £2m contract for Deephams Sewage Treatment Works in Enfield, London. The project is currently at the design stage, with phase one expected to be completed by the end of April. Phase two shall be completed by June with the project due to be finished completely by June 2017. Suprafilt, who design and manufacture energy efficient fine bubble diffused aeration solutions, together with a range of stainless steel products including pipework and pressure vessels, will be installing the aeration system into six aeration lanes at the site in Enfield.


Rio Grande liquefied natural gas plant in Bolivia commences operations
hydrocarbons-technology.com 16 Feb, 2016
YPFB has commenced operations at the Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant with the opening of a virtual pipeline system. The LNG produced by the plant, which was built by a Spanish consortium led by engineering company Sener, will be transferred using the new pipeline system. Sener is responsible for the design, construction and start-up of the virtual gas pipeline. The plant produces 210t of LNG per day and has a storage capacity of up to 3,000m³. It is capable of distributing natural gas to 140,000 homes across Bolivia.


Shell breaks ground on $717 million alpha olefins plant in Geismar
theadvocate.com 16 Feb, 2016
Shell Chemical LP began construction on its $717 million, 468,000 tons linear alpha olefins a year manufacturing plant in Geismar. The new facility will make Shell’s Geismar campus the largest single-site producer of alpha olefins in the world, with more than 1.4 million tons in annual production capacity.


JA Solar establishing 300MW module assembly plant in Brazil
pv-tech.org 16 Feb, 2016
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has placed an order with module assembly equipment specialist Suzhou Horad New Energy Equipment Co for a 300 MW turnkey module assembly line destined for an as-yet unannounced facility in Brazil. JA Solar is currently undertaking capacity expansions through mid-2016 to meet demand, including a 500 MW increase in ingot/wafer production to 1.5 GW, while solar cell and module nameplate capacity will be increased to 5 GW, equating to both being increased by 1.4 GW from planned 2015 nameplate capacity levels of 3.6 GW.


Naples Hotel Group Announces Hampton Inn Breaks Ground in Plant City
benzinga.com 16 Feb, 2016
The Naples Hotel Group, a leading owner, operator and hotel Management Company that manages a combination of Hilton, Marriott and IHG and Select Service hotels, announced today that construction has began on a new Hampton Inn that will entail 89 rooms, outdoor pool and fitness center. located in Plant City, Florida. Naples Hotel Group has the contract to oversee development and management with owners Henderson Properties LLC. As part of the contract, Naples Hotel Group will handle the overall development of the Florida hotel from design through construction and then all operations once opened. The general contract has been awarded to Pinkerton & Laws.


Ghana Gas to build new gas plant
pulse.com.gh 16 Feb, 2016
Ghana Gas will soon commence the construction of a new Gas plant. The project design for the new plant has been completed awaiting the approval of the newly reconstituted Ghana Gas board. The new project is expected to be completed in about 18 months and the plant will obtain gas from the TEN field when completed and is expected to produce about 25 million standard cubic feet of gas per day when been completed.


Harmony Gold to build Golpu project in Papua New Guinea with $2.6bn investment
mining-technology.com 16 Feb, 2016
Harmony Gold has announced that the first phase of the Golpu project in Papua New Guinea will cost $2.6bn to build and could produce 500,000oz per year during peak production. The Golpu stage 1 feasibility and stage 2 prefeasibility studies has been confirmed a robust investment case to proceed with the project. The stage 1 feasibility study justifies the development of twin exploration access declines at the mine, with two proposed block caves designed to extract around 50% of the contained metal of the Golpu reserve. The remaining 50% reserve will be extracted by a deeper block cave (BC3) below block cave 2 (BC2). The Golpu stage 2 prefeasibility study focused on optimising stage 1 and expanding BC2 throughput before the establishment of a third block cave (BC3) below BC2. As part of stage 1 of Golpu, primary focus will be on the development of block caves BC 1 and BC 2 and all associated infrastructure required.


GMCB approves Copley Hospital CON to build $12.5 million surgical suite
vermontbiz.com 16 Feb, 2016
The Green Mountain Care Board has approved Copley Hospital’s Certificate of Need (CON) application to build a new surgical suite to replace its existing surgical suite. The $12.5 million project involves new construction to build the integrated Surgical Suite, renovation to the Outpatient Services Center’s Infusion Suite, and modifications to repurpose the current Operating Room (OR) space. Site work will begin this spring, with construction of the new Surgical Suite expected to be completed in December 2017.


Primoris Services Wins $18 Mln Contract
wallstreet.org 16 Feb, 2016
Primoris Services has won a $18 million contract for the installation of 82 miles of 12 inch liquid natural gas pipeline and one pump station in West Texas for a large midstream energy services provider. Construction is scheduled to start in the Q1 and is expected to be completed Q3.


Muriya to invest $500m in two major tourism projects
timesofoman.com 16 Feb, 2016
Muriya Tourism Development Company plans to invest $500 million for completing high-end hotels and other facilities in its two major destinations Salalah and Jebel Sifah. So far, the company has invested $500 million for developing both destinations and it has also taken $50 million loan from banks for building the tourism project.


CSI to expand production capacity
digitimes.com 15 Feb, 2016
CSI, an integrated PV maker will expand production capacity by setting up 1GWp of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer capacity, 1GWp of crystalline silicon solar cell capacity and 1GWp for PV modules in a high-tech industrial park in northern China. With a total investment of CNY8 billion, the capacity expansion will be completed at the end of 2017. The solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer capacity will be set up at an existing wafer factory, while new factory buildings with total floor space of 45,000 square meters will house the PV module capacity and with 20,000 square meters will house the crystalline silicon solar cell capacity.


Bhagwan Marine Bags Contract for Russia’s Far East O&G Project
rigzone.com 15 Feb, 2016
Australia’s Bhagwan Marine (BM) has bagged a multi-year, multi-vessel contract to provide marine support to American company Foss Teras Marine on a major oil and gas construction project in the Russia’s Far East. Work on the project commences in the second quarter of 2016. The timing of the project enables Bhagwan Marine to tap on a number of vessels that come off charter in the North West Shelf region of Western Australia.


US engine maker opens first plant here
straitstimes.com 15 Feb, 2016
Pratt & Whitney, an American aircraft-engine maker has opened its eighth facility and first manufacturing plant at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore. The new manufacturing plant at Seletar is Pratt & Whitney’s second facility at Seletar Aerospace Park. The firm has invested a total of US$110 million in the two Seletar facilities alone.


Biocon gets European nod for Rosuvastatin calcium tablets
thehindubusinessline.com 15 Feb, 2016
Biocon has received its first generic formulation approval in Europe, paving the way for the company to launch Rosuvastatin calcium tablets in several European countries. The approval for Rosuvastatin Calcium, through decentralised procedure will open the doors for Biocon to over 15 European countries and will enable the company to address $1.2 billion opportunity, starting FY17.


Vattenfall to invest 83.5m to renovate power plant in Wedel, Germany
power-technology.com 15 Feb, 2016
Vattenfall has announced an investment of €83.5m in a district heating firm, in a bid to renovate the combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Wedel, Germany. The investment is aimed at boosting the city’s heat supply for the next couple of years ensuring adherence to the environmental standards. The project will involve refurbishment works on the turbines, boiler and control system of the plant. The project work is expected to commence later this year, with most of the refurbishing activities scheduled for a maintenance period between 2016 and 2018.


Prologis builds urban warehouse facility in Poland
logisticsmanager.com 15 Feb, 2016
Prologis has started develop a 172,222 sq ft Small Business Unit warehousing facility at its 2.4 million sq ft Prologis Park Chorzów in Poland. The building is already 45 per cent pre-leased to an express shipping services company. Completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.


Phanes Group to expand solar pipeline to 500 MW
pv-magazine.com 15 Feb, 2016
Dubai’s Phanes Group, a solar developer with projects globally, has announced that it is to target the installation of 500 MW of new PV capacity over the next two years as part of an ambitious 700% expansion in the industry. Following the acquisition of 30% of the company by Taiwan’s General Energy Solutions (GES), Phanes Group plans to drastically increase its global solar PV footprint, which currently stands at just 70 MW. This portfolio includes the largest solar array in the Caribbean (a 34 MW array at Monte Plata in the Dominican Republic that will grow to 67 MW in phase II) but will grow to include forthcoming projects in the UAE, Chile and South Africa, which will add to Phanes Group’s U.K. and Caribbean operations. The company will develop ground-breaking solar plants in these targeted regions, utilizing a range of investment models to fund the projects, including wholly-owned solar installments that enable solar customers to purchase electricity and avoid operational or upfront costs.


Jereh signs another EPC contract in Pakistan
youroilandgasnews.com 15 Feb, 2016
Jereh Group has been awarded an EPC contract from Fauji Foundation, one of the largest energy conglomerates in Pakistan covering power generation, natural gas, oil terminal operations and health care, for feed gas treatment of a power plant. For this project, Jereh offers whole services from engineering, procurement to construction and commissioning. The project is expected to be completed in July 2016.


Dalata to build new four-star hotel on Dublin 2 site
businesspost.ie 15 Feb, 2016
Dalata Hotel Group plans to build a new four-star hotel in Dublin 2, Ireland. Last month, Dublin City Council granted permission, subject to conditions, for a four-star 181-bedroom hotel with restaurant, cafe/bar and business facilities on the site, which fronts on to Charlemont Street and Charlemont Mall on the Grand Canal. The permission also includes three residential apartments and basement car parking. The company plans to complete the planning process, enabling the construction of a new Clayton Hotel expected to be completed in the first half of 2018. Including the site purchase, it will invest more than €40 million in the project.


Ochsner plans rehab hospital at old Jefferson Plaza shopping center
canalstreetbeat.com 15 Feb, 2016
Ochsner Medical Center plans to build a new hospital on a vacant site in old Jefferson. Oschner has filed for a zoning change to build a five-story rehabilitation hospital at the former Jefferson Plaza shopping center on Jefferson Highway.


Turkish port operator Yildirim Holding to construct port in Ecuador
en.portnews.ru 15 Feb, 2016
Yildirim Holding will invest in the construction of a port in Ecuador costing about $750 million. The project will be completed in five phases, each with 500,000 TEU capacity, and $240 million will be invested in the first phase, using the holdings equities plus loans.


Clariant JV begins construction of masterbatch production unit in Saudi Arabia
chemicals-technology.com 15 Feb, 2016
Clariant Masterbatches Saudi Arabia, a joint venture (JV) between Clariant and Rowad National Plastic Company, has started construction of a new masterbatch production unit in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. Being built on a 38,000m² area, the new unit will be located in Yanbu Industrial Zone 2 and is scheduled to be commissioned by early next year.


Aldi plan raft of new stores and promise 5,000 jobs
examiner.co.uk 15 Feb, 2016
Aldi is to open 80 new stores this year under expansion plans. The company currently employs around 28,000 workers in more than 600 stores, so by the end of the year it will have 700 outlets


Vestas to supply wind turbines for 200MW project in US
power-technology.com 15 Feb, 2016
Vestas has secured a contract from an undisclosed customer to deliver wind turbines for a 200 MW project in the US. As part of the deal, the company will supply and commission two 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines at the project. The company has also entered into a five-year customised active output management service agreement for the project and it intends to deliver the turbines in the third quarter of this year, which commissioning of the project is expected in the fourth quarter.


Yorkshire tech startup wins consultancy contract with Silicon Valley giant
bdaily.co.uk 15 Feb, 2016
SALT agency will be working with web performance and security company, CloudFlare, Inc as a technical advisor for organic search. SALT has been awarded the contract due to the its technical knowledge and forward thinking, enabling the startup to impress the Silicon Valley company, which is known for rarely using agencies, choosing instead to employ in-house talent for much of the work that it carries out.


Porsche to invest a billion euros at EV plant
chargedevs.com 15 Feb, 2016
Porsche will invest about 1 billion euros at its Zuffenhausen plant, where the new EV is in development. A couple of months ago, the company announced plans to invest a mere $700 million, so some have speculated that the increased investment reflects greater interest in EVs.


Plastic Components Inc. completes expansion; unique production process receives U.S. patent

plasticstoday.com 14 Feb, 2016
Plastic Components Inc. has officially opened the expanded Bunsen Drive manufacturing facility. The 23,000-square-foot, $2.2-million expansion includes $1.2 million in new capital equipment with four new manufacturing cells and support systems. The expansion more than doubles the total square footage of the building to approximately 40,000 square feet. The manufacturing process at PCI’s Bunsen Drive facility is so unique that the company was awarded US Patent No. 8,827,674 B1 for the process: A specialized injection molding factory system and associated facility comprising machines on the first floor with the resin supply placed on a mezzanine level.


TRANSCO wins UAE nuclear plant power line deal
kallanishenergy.com 14 Feb, 2016
The (United Arab) Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) has signed a deal with the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Dispatch Co. (TRANSCO) to transmit electricity generated by the Barakah nuclear power plant to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) power grid. The Barakah plant, located in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, is slated to come online in 2020.


Retail Roundup: Shamin to build two new hotels in Short Pump
richmond.com 14 Feb, 2016
Shamin Hotels plans to build a 138-room Home2 Suites by Hilton extended-stay hotel in the Towne Center West development just west of Short Pump Town Center; and a 122-room Hampton Inn & Suites hotel on West Broad Street just west of the GreenGate mixed-use development in the works west of Gayton Road. Construction on both projects shall start this year, with plans to open both in late 2017.


Turkish group Kale opens new Qatar showroom
tradearabia.com 14 Feb, 2016
Kaleseramik, a ceramic tiles manufacturer, has opened its new showroom in Doha, Qatar, in partnership with Al Farman Group, a major supplier and distributor of construction and interior finishes materials. The company has completed key residential projects in the Middle East and is now aiming to increase its market share in Qatar by providing innovative products and prompt service.


ZICTA acquires land for computer assembly plant
telecompaper.com 14 Feb, 2016
The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has acquired land at the Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) in Lusaka South for the construction of a computer assembly plant. The authority has already contracted consultants to work on the design for the USD 6 million project. The project is scheduled for completion by 2017.


€9m investment for 50-bed unit at St Joseph’s
independent.ie 13 Feb, 2016
The St Joseph’s Group has welcomed the €9m investment in St Joseph’s Hospital in Ardee as part of the government’s Capital Plan 2016 to 2021 for public residential care centres for older people. It is scheduled to be completed by 2021 and will see the hospital able to cater for 50 patients.


Hewden invest in JCB compact equipment
agg-net.com 13 Feb, 2016
JCB have received an order for 50 skid-steer and compact tracked loaders from national equipment and crane hire firm Hewden in a deal worth £2.5 million.


Rusk State Hospital plans new facilities
jacksonvilleprogress.com 13 Feb, 2016
The Department of State Health Services has contracted with the University of Texas School of Architecture to begin pre-planning construction of new facilities at Rusk State Hospital. The State Hospital System Long Term Plan recommends replacing five state hospitals with new facilities and renovating facilities at the other five hospitals. Other hospitals identified for building replacement include Austin State Hospital, Terrell State Hospital, North Texas State Hospital –Wichita Falls campus, and San Antonio State Hospital.


South Africa plans to install 9,600 Megawatts of nuclear power
africanews.com 13 Feb, 2016
South Africa is aiming to install over 9,600 megawatts of nuclear power in the next 15 years to address the chronic power shortages that has hit the country.


RTA to build 12 new roads this year
gulfnews.com 13 Feb, 2016
Roads and infrastructure in Dubai will get a major boost this year with an injection of Dh3.696 billion, nearly half the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) 2016 budget. RTA has revealed its annual expenditure budget of Dh7.609 billion for the year 2016, which will see the completion of major projects like Dubai Canal and Union Museum, among others.


Ashgabat to construct international airport
azernews.az 13 Feb, 2016
A new airport is being constructed at Ashgabat which will include 95 different facilities, 60 of which are large and 35 – small. Currently, 31 objects are already commissioned and 31 objects are at the final stage of construction.


Jakarta to develop first waste-to-energy plant in Sunter
thejakarapost.com 13 Feb, 2016
As a follow up to the central government’s plan to develop waste-based power plants in seven large cities, the Jakarta city administration will soon realize its long-held ambition of having a waste-to-energy project in Sunter, North Jakarta. The government plans to develop the plants in Jakarta, Bandung, Tangerang, Semarang, Surabaya, Surakarta and Makassar. Currently, Jakarta relies on the Bantar Gebang waste treatment facility in Bekasi, West Jakarta to manage about 6,000 tons of garbage per day. The construction cost of the project is projected to be between Rp 1.5 and Rp 1.7 trillion.


Second electric car company plans manufacturing plant in Southern Nevada
reviewjournal.com 13 Feb, 2016
2050 Motors is planning to build a manufacturing plant in Southern Nevada, Las Vegas. The company has a distribution agreement with China’s Jiangsu Aoxin New Energy Automobile Co. and is evaluating sites to build the new plant.


Consortium awarded LRT project in Canada
itsinternational.com 13 Feb, 2016
TransEd Partners, a consortium including global engineering and construction company Bechtel, has been selected by the City of Edmonton to finance, design, supply vehicles, build, operate, and maintain the first phase of the Edmonton Valley Line Light Rail Transit project. The project will be delivered using a public-private partnership (P3) procurement model. Bechtel is the lead partner for the design and construction of the project. Bechtel also helped to secure financing and will assist in the provision of the operations and maintenance during the service period. Construction is due to start later this year.


Babyshop on track for 300 stores in new countries
khaleejtimes.com 13 Feb, 2016
Babyshop plans to have 300 stores by the end of 2017 and expand into three new countries with major focus on Saudi Arabia and Africa. The children’s concept store currently has 235 outlets and the number will hit 270 by the end of this year.


100 MW Tidal Power System Moving Forward
cleantechnica.com 13 Feb, 2016
Fair Head Tidal will be moving ahead with its plans to develop a 100 MW tidal energy project in Northern Ireland by submitting a marine license application later this summer. The company has previously revealed that it expects project costs to end up totaling £400 million, if the project goes forward. Construction shall begin in 2018.


CSN, ArcelorMittal eyeing Italy’s largest steel plant
bnamericas.com 12 Feb, 2016
Brazilian steelmaker CSN and Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal are reportedly among the nine companies qualified for the second phase of the bidding process to acquire troubled Italian steelmaker Ilva Steel. CSN and ArcelorMittal will be allowed to carry out due diligence at Ilva, together with other selected companies. Other companies reportedly qualifying for the second phase to buy Ilva’s assets are US-based ERP Compliant Fuels, Italy’s state holding company Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Italian companies Marcegaglia, Eusider and Amenduni, Switzerland’s Trasteel and Germany’s Arvedi. A deal is expected by June 30.


KHCB opens 11th branch in Bahrain
bna.bh 12 Feb, 2016
Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) has formally inaugurated the opening of a new branch located in Juffair Mall. With the launch of the new branch the bank now has a network of 11 branches in Bahrain from which to deliver its banking products and services.


Chart Ferox consortium wins EPC contract for Klaipeda LNG-reloading station
lngworldshipping.com 12 Feb, 2016
Klaipedos Nafta has named a consortium comprising PPS Pipeline Systems and Chart Ferox as the winning bidder to carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the LNG-reloading station to be built at the Port of Klaipeda. The consortium will complete all works on the projects, for a fixed €27.7 million sum. The company’s board has approved the award. It aims to develop Klaipeda as a Baltic LNG hub, building a €27 million loading station to fuel ships and deliver LNG by truck by 2017.


New upscale hotel coming to Nashville, TN
eturbonews.com 12 Feb, 2016
Choice Hotels International, Inc, Fillmore Capital Partners and Fillmore Hospitality hosted the official groundbreaking of the new Cambria hotel & suites in Nashville, TN on 11th February, 2016. The 255-room Cambria Nashville is set to officially open in early 2018.


First Reserve Acquires Mariah North Wind Power Project in the Texas Panhandle

firstreserve.com 11 Feb, 2016
First Reserve, a global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, has acquired the Mariah North Wind power project from Mariah Acquisition. Upon completion, Mariah North Wind is expected to generate 230 MW of wind power, serving the high-demand ERCOT market in Parmer County, Texas, with a 13-year, fixed price hedge for its power production. The project will also construct and own a 27 mile, 345 kV transmission line to interconnect with the ERCOT CREZ system and is the first phase of an expected 600 MW development. The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2016.


New USA investment in the medicinal plants sector inaugurated
invest-in-albania.org 11 Feb, 2016
A new American investment has been established recently in Maminas region, a factory that will process medicinal plants. The American factory will sign a 5 year term contract with medicinal plants’ producers and gatherers for a closer collaboration between them. This is considered as a great incentive for the development of this sector.


IFC Ready To Invest In Armenian Mining Project
azatutyun.am 12 Feb, 2016
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has offered to invest $40 million in a large-scale gold mining project in Armenia which is due to be launched soon by Lydian International, a British-based company. Lydian estimates that it will need around $400 million to build mining and ore-processing facilities in the mountainous area. It secured $325 million of the required investments from two U.S. equity firms in November. IFC’s investment is expected by the end of June 2016.


Jupiters resort owners Star to build $500 million new sports bar and hotel
brisbanetimes.com.au 12 Feb, 2016
Star Entertainment Group will spend more than $500 million on building a 200-metre high 4.5-star hotel and sports bar at Jupiters casino, soon to become the Star Gold Coast, at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. The 700-room hotel will include hotel rooms and apartments, meaning there will be about 1400 rooms at the Star Casino site on the Gold Coast.


Power opens 45-MW solar plant in Arizona
renewables.seenews.com 12 Feb, 2016
Sustainable Power Group, also known as sPower, has opened a 45-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Arizona. The more than 182,000 PV modules installed at the site can generate enough power to supply over 8,000 homes. The project has been funded with tax equity financing from Wells Fargo.


BASF to invest $4bn in Iran petchem plan
presstv.ir 12 Feb, 2016
BASF plans to make an investment of as much as $4 billion in its petrochemical industry. The National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said that negotiations are underway with BASF to construct a petrochemical township Parsian Special Industrial Zone in southern Iran. BASF will have a share of 60 percent in the project.


Mitsubishi Philippines to invest $90 mln to boost output
in.reuters.com 12 Feb, 2016
Mitsubishi Motors Corp’s Philippines unit will invest $91 million to boost production from next year and take advantage of an incentive programme. The company will start making the sedan model of the Mirage in 2017 which shall raise production to 30,000 from 18,000.


Dtac to invest THB 70 bln in 4G expansion in next 3 years
telecompaper.com 12 Feb, 2016
Total Access Communication (Dtac) plans to invest THB 70 billion in its 4G network expansion and marketing campaigns over the next 3 years. The company will increase 4G bandwidth on the 1800 MHz spectrum to 20 MHz, adding to another 5 MHz on the 2100 MHz spectrum. Dtac plans to expand its 4G network on the 1800 MHz spectrum to cover 77 provinces by the second quarter of this year. The company’s 4G services on the 2100 MHz spectrum will cover all 878 districts nationwide by the third quarter.


Outback Materials opening new concrete plant in Fresno
thebusinessjournal.com 12 Feb, 2016
Outback Materials is putting the finishing touches on its new $3-million concrete batch plant in northwest Fresno on a 7-acre parcel. The facility is expected to be open for business early next month facility. The company’s entry into the Fresno marketplace comes after it won a contract to supply concrete for the initial segment of the bullet train project.


ArcelorMittal SA planning 800MW gas power plant
moneyweb.co.za 12 Feb, 2016
ArcelorMittal South Africa is in talks with the government to build an 800 MW gas power station on its Saldanha Steel property in the Western Cape province. The company, which is reviewing its Saldanha operations partly due to high electricity costs, is willing to use 180 MW to 220 MW of the power plant’s energy. The remainder will be sold to other industrial users.


Kawasaki, Sojitz to construct energy-saving power plant in Russia’s Yakutia
in.rbth.com 12 Feb, 2016
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Co. and Sojitz Corporation have proposed construction of an energy-efficient power plant in Yakutsk in Russia’s Sakha Republic (Yakutia).


B&W Awarded $18 Million Contract For Power Plant Reheater Replacement
businesswire.com 12 Feb, 2016
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc’s subsidiary, The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), has been awarded a contract for more than $18 million to engineer, manufacture and install a replacement reheater at Xcel Energy’s Pawnee Generating Station near Brush, Colo. The components, which include horizontal and vertical reheater banks, will be manufactured in B&W’s Monterrey, Mexico facility and are scheduled for delivery in February.


Fennimore seeks state OK for $9.5 million in work to wastewater plant
thonline.com 12 Feb, 2016
The City of Fennimore has requested the state sign off on plans to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. The first phase of the proposed improvements will cost $9.5 million, and the city anticipates financing the work through loans, grants and other sources. Work on the first phase will start later this year.


Armenia planning to build new nuke power generating unit by 2027
panarmenian.net 12 Feb, 2016
Armenia is going to build a new nuclear power generating unit with a 600 MW capacity by 2027. Besides, two new thermal power stations will be constructed in Yerevan and Vanadzor.


E Java to build two new airports
antaranews.com 12 Feb, 2016
The East Java provincial government is planning to build two new airports in the districts of Malang and Sumenep. The National Defense Forces (TNI) has also permitted the provincial government to use the land belonging to the Indonesian Navy to develop the Abdul Rahman Saleh airport in Malang.


Palm Paper will build a new power station near King’s Lynn
edp24.co.uk 12 Feb, 2016
Palm Paper has given development consent by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to build the 162 MW gas-powered plant next to its paper mill on the banks of the tidal Ouse at Saddlebow, UK.


NIORDC to build more refineries
en.mehrnews.com 12 Feb, 2016
National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company has allocated ‎€15b for expanding its refining capacity. The company also announced that there are over 130 projects under running at the moment that would need another $14.3 billion investment to be completed. Three new refineries, condensate refinery of Persian Gulf Star, and upgrading of 7 working refineries are among the projects to be completed.


Toyama to build a new sawmill in Shibushi, Japan
lesprom.com 12 Feb, 2016
Toyama Co., has purchased a property of 198,000 square meters to build a new domestic species sawmill at Shibushi, Kagoshima prefecture. The project will be completed in middle of 2018.


US company to construct Ethiopia Djibouti pipeline
en.starafrica.com 12 Feb, 2016
United States Company has agreed with Ethiopia to construct the fuel pipeline linking landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti. The construction of the $1.55 billion project will soon be launched. Last year Ethiopia and Djibouti signed an agreement to carry on the construction of the fuel pipeline due to be completed in 2018.


Proliant Biologicals Opens New Zealand Facility
asianetnews.net 12 Feb, 2016
Proliant Biologicals has opened its Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) manufacturing facility at Feilding, North Island of New Zealand. With the opening of the new facility, the company has significantly increased manufacturing capacity while mitigating risk and opening the ability to supply to markets that are closed to US bovine products.


Lanxess and Saudi Aramco to start rubber joint venture in April
chemicals-technology.com 12 Feb, 2016
Lanxess and Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Aramco are planning to launch their new joint venture for synthetic rubber, Arlanxeo, in April this year. Arlanxeo, valued at €2.75bn, has received all the relevant approval from antitrust authorities. Saudi Aramco has agreed to contribute around €1.2bn in cash for its share in Arlanxeo after deducting debt and other financial liabilities. With the joint venture, Lanxess plant to execute the third stage of its three-phase realignment programme.


Heerema bags two Oseberg Vestflanken 2 contracts
ordigital.com 12 Feb, 2016
Statoil has awarded Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the unmanned wellhead platform at Oseberg Vestflanken 2, as well as the transport and installation of the platform. Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) will be responsible for the transport and installation of the platform. Fabrication of the platform will start in June 2016 and the sail away is scheduled for summer 2017, followed by installation with HMC’s semisubmersible crane vessel.


YRC Expanding Production Capacity at Shinshiro Plant
tirereview.com 12 Feb, 2016
The Yokohama Rubber Co. is investing roughly 3.7 billion yen to increase its production capacity for high-performance tires at its Shinshiro City plant in Japan. The company plans to produce high-performance tires in size 18-inch diameter and larger, and increase production capacity by 20%. Currently, the Shinshiro Plant and nearby Shinshiro-Minami Plant produce a combined 16.9 million tires a year. The company will begin construction on a new line in May and start production in June 2017.


Inovyn prepares to build potassium hydroxide plant in Antwerp, Belgium
chemicals-technology.com 12 Feb, 2016
Inovyn has ordered more plant items, including a potassium hydroxide (KOH) evaporation unit, to build a large scale KOH production facility at its Antwerp / Lillo site in Belgium. The order has been placed to Bertrams Chemical Plants. Inovyn’s new KOH plant, with the capacity to produce 155 killotonnes of KOH, with 100 kilotonne of chlorine, expects to use new membrane technology. Last September, the company revealed its plan to invest an undisclosed amount in the KOH production facility at its site, with expected to be operational by 2017.


Bombardier wins contract for Valley Line LRT project
metronews.ca 12 Feb, 2016
Bombardier Transportation has won a contract for the new Valley Line light rail transit project in Edmonton. The $391 million contract will include the design and supply of the LRT cars, signalling, communications, power supply and other equipment. Other companies included in the Stage 1 Valley Line project include Bechtel, EllisDon and Fengate. Stage 1 will include a 13.1 km system that will run from the southeast to downtown and will include 11 stops and one station. The companies involved in the project will use construction techniques to restrict any disturbances along the North Saskatchewan River valley and the river. The project is on schedule to start construction by the middle of this year.


China plans to open 1st meltdown-free nuclear power plant by 2017
rt.com 12 Feb, 2016
China’s Nuclear Engineering Construction Corporation will introduce a high temperature, pebble-bed, gas-cooled nuclear reactor, in the Shandong Province, south of the capital, Beijing. The company is planning to bring twin 105 MW reactors online that will be immune to meltdown. The power station will start working by November 2017.


Toyota invests £7m for new hybrid engine at Deeside plant
bbc.com 11 Feb, 2016
Toyota’s will invest £7m in production facilities at the Deeside engine plant with a £700,000 grant from the Welsh government. The 1.8 litre engines will be exported to Turkey to be built into a model based on Toyota’s C-HR concept car. The new hybrid engine will be built alongside current petrol and hybrid petrol engines for the Auris model, which go to the company’s factory at Burnaston, Derbyshire where the vehicle is produced.


Erawan plans B10bn expansion of hotels
property.bangkokpost.com 11 Feb, 2016
Erawan Group Plc (ERW) is aiming to invest 10 billion baht to expand its hotel business, mainly in Thailand and the Philippines, over the next five years. Of the total investment budget, around 5.5 billion baht will be spent on expansion in Thailand and 3 billion baht for the Philippines. The balance will go towards asset improvement. The focus of the expansion will be mid-scale, economy and budget hotels.


Italy group inks deal to develop Iran railway
tradearabia.com 11 Feb, 2016
Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) has signed an agreement with Iran’s Ministry of Transport aimed at developing the Islamic Republic’s railway network. The Iranian Republic intends to strengthen the country’s infrastructure, and is considering 10,000 km of railways, thousands of kilometres of motorways, as well as ports and airports, and is in favour of partnerships between the public and private sectors. FS is likely to work on the high-speed line between Tehran, Qom and Isfahan


Pakistan signs 15-year LNG deal with Qatar
tradearabia.com 11 Feb, 2016
Pakistan State Oil company has signed a 15-year agreement to import up to 3.75 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas a year from Qatari’s Qatargas-2. The deal will help the country add about 2,000 MW of gas-fired power-generating capacity and improve production from fertilizer plants now hobbled by a lack of gas. Supplies will start in March.


Skytron Energy wins African solar power contract
energyvoice.com 11 Feb, 2016
Skytron Energy has been selected to work on the 86.2 megawatts (MWp) Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska Photovoltaic plant in Africa. The facility is expected to be completed in July 2016.


Daimler to invest 2.6 bn euros for next generation diesel engine
economictimes.indiatimes.com 11 Feb, 2016
Daimler will spend 2.6 billion euros on developing next generation diesel engines by 2019. Part of the 2.6 billion euros has already been invested. The company will introduce selective catalytic reduction (SCR) on its smaller front wheel drive cars by 2019, replacing current nitrous oxide trap exhaust systems.


Dril-Quip to establish HPHT research facility in Singapore
worldoil.com 11 Feb, 2016
Dril-Quip is establishing a research and development (R&D) facility in Singapore focusing on materials and products suitable for HPHT applications. The new facility, which is expected to open in 2017, will serve as an additional hub for R&D activities for the company. The capital investment in this facility is expected to be approximately $15 million.


UNM Hospital wants to expand
koat.com 11 Feb, 2016
The University of New Mexico is discussing a plan to add another 350 room building near the UNM Cancer center on Camino De Salud. County commissioners and state senators have already given its approval. Construction on this estimated $600 million dollar projected is expected to take between 3 and 4 years.


Evonik to expand capacity for Vestosint polyamide 12 powder in Marl
plasticstoday.com 11 Feb, 2016
Evonik Industries plans to build a new production line for special polyamide 12 powder (PA12) at its site in Marl Chemical Park (Germany). The new line, which is estimated to require an investment in the mid double-digit million-euro range, will increase the Group’s existing annual capacity for polyamide 12 powders by 50%. The new plant is scheduled to come on stream in late 2017.


TPI Composites to expand wind blade manufacturing in Mexico
renewables.seenews.com 11 Feb, 2016
TPI Composites Inc, a wind turbine blade maker will expand its operations in northern Mexico with a second factory in Ciudad Juarez. The manufacturer will invest USD 50 million to expand its cost-effective delivering of wind blades amid the competitive advantages and infrastructure of Ciudad Juarez.


SCA to expand production capacity from 430,000 tonnes to 900,000 tonnes of bleached kraft pulp at Östrand, Sweden
lesprom.com 11 Feb, 2016
SCA holds groundbreaking ceremony for SEK 7.8 billion project to expand its Östrand bleached kraft pulp mill in Sweden. The expansion means that the production capacity increases from the current 430,000 tonnes to 900,000 tonnes of bleached kraft pulp. The production after the expansion will start in the 2Q of 2018.


Turkish Company to Invest U.S.$400 Million in Peat Power Plant
allafrica.com 11 Feb, 2016
A power purchase and concession agreement has been signed between the Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure and a Turkish firm called HAKAN, to design, build, finance, own and operate an 80 MW peat power plant in Rwanda. The $400m investment project will produce electricity from peat extracted from south Akanyaru peat prospects in Gisagara District. The construction period is 47 months from groundbreaking to the period when power is expected to go on line, at the end of March 2020.


KKR & Co Invests $500 Million in Spanish Solar Power Plant Developer
streetwisejournal.com 11 Feb, 2016
KKR & Co. (KKR) is investing over $500 million in a Spanish solar power plant developer that the company purchased last year. The company acquired Gestamp Asetym Solar SL, a private firm, last year and rebranded the company X-Elio. X-Elio has a current solar power capacity of 300 MW, and the company hopes to expand this to 2.5 GW by 2020.


Conn. Water Co. plans $58M in projects
journalinquirer.com 11 Feb, 2016
Connecticut Water Co. plans to spend 39 percent more this year than in 2015 on projects aimed at improving service and protecting sensitive data. The utility plans to spend $58.6 million on projects ranging from pipeline replacements to computer security. The $58.6 million in the 2016 capital plan provides for the continued construction of the Rockville Water Treatment Plant, the Mansfield/UConn water pipeline, and Internet security.


Strategic location leads company to invest $16.25M in new Suffolk business

13newsnow.com 11 Feb, 2016
Emser Tile, a designer, marketer and producer of tile and natural stone, will invest $16.25 million to establish an East Coast distribution operation in CenterPoint Intermodal Center in the City of Suffolk.


Kimpton to Build 120-Room Hotel in Downtown Bellevue, Wash
meetings-conventions.com 11 Feb, 2016
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will manage a new-build 120-room hotel being built by the Fana Group of Companies in Bellevue, Washington. The luxury property will be part of a mixed-use development that will break ground in early 2017. When it debuts in 2019, the Bellevue Kimpton will feature about 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, a rooftop pool with event space and a lounge, and a fitness center.


Governor Cuomo Announces Major Expansion of Athenex — Creating 1,400 Jobs in Western New York
prnewswire.com 11 Feb, 2016
Athenex (formerly Kinex) to invest $1.62 billion in drug discovery and advanced manufacturing partnership. This announcement, made possible by a partnership with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, includes a major expansion of Athenex’s North American headquarters at the Conventus Building in Buffalo, as well as the creation of a state-of-the-art, 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Dunkirk. The combined projects are expected to yield a $1.62 billion investment over ten years from Athenex, along with $225 million from New York State.


NV5 Wins Iron Ore, Gold and Diamond Exploration Contracts for RIMCO Project

power-eng.com 11 Feb, 2016
NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, has been selected by Resource Improvement and Manufacturing Company (RIMCO) to provide technical services for gold, diamond and iron ore exploration over several concessions held by RIMCO in West Africa. The overall work scope involves a multi-phase approach initiated by a reconnaissance survey that will result in a bankable feasibility study. The Phase 1 program includes an integrated geological-geochemical-geophysical and geomorphological survey focused on airborne magnetic and radiometric work and geological mapping. The Phase 2 program will further define potential drill targets based on studies of primary and secondary gold and diamond deposits in terms of lode, alluvial, and alluvial deposits for gold, kimberlite, and diamond. The overall contract value for all phases of the project will exceed $3 million.


Legoland plans another expansion with resort hotel
fox35orlando.com 11 Feb, 2016
Legoland Florida is expanding with an extended stay resort across the Winter Haven Street, USA. The resort is expected to have 166 duplexes, a pool, clubhouse and two ponds and it will be built on more than 50 acres on Lake Dexter, directly behind the Publix on Cypress Gardens Blvd.


Eltel wins two major power transmission contracts in Poland at a value of approximately EUR 25 million
businesswire.com 11 Feb, 2016
Eltel has signed two power transmission contracts for reconstruction of high voltage substations with the Polish transmission grid operator, PSE S.A.. The projects are in the Jasiniec and Joachimow regions and have a total value of approximately EUR 25 million. The contract in Jasiniec is for a turnkey project to reconstruct a 220/110 kV substation including a new 400 kV switchgear. The scope of services spans from design, permitting, civil works, technology building, and a new 400 kV switchgear to complete substation systems. The contract in Joachimow is a turnkey project from design to start-up and testing, measurements and handover to the customer. Both projects will be started during 2016. The Jasiniec project will be completed by the end of 2019 and Joachimow project by early 2019.


Alnylam buys Norton site for $200m drug manufacturing plant
bostonglobe.com 11 Feb, 2016
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. will build a $200 million manufacturing plant on a 12-acre site it has purchased in the southeastern Massachusetts town of Norton. The company plans to break ground in April and complete construction of the plant by 2018.


Aegis plans to open third centre in Malaysia
thehindubusinessline.com 11 Feb, 2016
Aegis, Essar Group’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) arm, is planning to set up its third centre in Malaysia with an investment of about $4-5 million. The firm has forayed into the Malaysia with its acquisition of Symphony BPO Solutions Sdn. Bhd in April 2014. The company already has travel companies, insurance firms, cellular majors and airlines as clientele.


Mercedes-Benz to double capacity of Turkey truck plant with 113 million euro investment
dailysabah.com 10 Feb, 2016
Mercedes-Benz Türk will invest 113 million euros in its truck plant in the central province of Aksaray between 2016 and 2018, doubling its capacity. The capacity increase will bring the number of workers in the plant from 1,800 to 3,000.


K-Electric, Tri-Star Power setting up 110MW plant
thenews.com.pk 09 Feb, 2016
K-Electric, Tri-Star Power have executed a commitment letter for the setting up of a 110 MW duel fuel power project on fast track in the southern port city. Both the companies have targeted to start commercial operations by early 2018. The life of the project is estimated at 25 years, and it would be located at SITE, Karachi on land owned by an associated concern of Tri-Star.


King County to invest $196.8 million in clean-water projects in 2016 | King County
courierherald.com 09 Feb, 2016
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division will do its part to support regional environmental priorities in 2016 by investing more than $196.8 million in dozens of vital sewer improvement projects. Projects entail upgrading aging facilities so they continue to operate reliably and adding new capacity to serve the region’s rapidly growing population. Other priorities include investments in projects that will support the cleanup of Puget Sound and the Lower Duwamish Waterway, and controlling overflows of stormwater mixed with sewage during heavy rains.


China to invest $60bn in Nigeria
tvcnews.tv 09 Feb, 2016
The Republic of China will invest the sum of $60bn in Nigeria in 2016. China is willing to integrate its development with independent and sustainable development of Nigeria and other African countries, so as achieve common development.


Continental AG plans new $1.4 billion truck tyre plant in Mississippi
economictimes.indiatimes.com 09 Feb, 2016

Continental AG has picked a site near the city of Clinton in Mississippi for a new truck tyre plant, with a total long-term investment of about $1.4 billion. The company expects to break ground for the plant in the next several months and start production by the end of 2019.


Bombardier to invest $100M in Turkey’s projects
dailysabah.com 09 Feb, 2016
Bombardier, a Canadian train and aircraft producer is set to join Turkey’s railway projects in cooperation with Bozankaya Railway Company and invest $100 million in technology transfers to produce high-speed trains.


Bistro group to invest £4m in expansion
insidermedia.com 09 Feb, 2016
Le Bistrot Pierre, a Private equity-backed restaurant group will invest up to £4m on new venues and refurbishments in its current financial year. The company currently has restaurants in Nottingham, Harrogate, Derby, Leicester, Ilkley, Leamington Spa, Cardiff, Torquay, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stockton Heath, Plymouth, Newport and Sheffield. It is also planning to open in Birmingham and Swansea in the coming months and is eyeing a new site in the Bristol area.


Philippines’ Aboitiz Equity Ventures to invest $1b in power business in 2016
dealstreetasia.com 09 Feb, 2016
Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc (AEV) will be investing up to $1 billion in its power generation projects in the Philippines in 2016. AEV’s power unit AboitizPower, which comprises 75 per cent of Aboitiz Group’s business, will use the $1 billion fresh capital for its power expansion projects. AboitizPower aims to launch its first solar power project in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental within the first quarter of 2016.


Work underway on £4m Aberdeen oil and gas testing facility
scottishconstructionnow.com 09 Feb, 2016
Sonomatic, an oil and gas supply chain has broken ground on a new £4 million testing facility in Aberdeen, Scotland. The new facility will enable the company to better deliver Sonomatic’s unique inspection planning and analysis methods.


Texas Health to build $37M drug and alcohol North Texas treatment facility
bizjournals.com 09 Feb, 2016
Texas Health Resources plans to construct a $37 million, 80-bed treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction in Mansfield, England The facility will offer long-term treatment for adults and adolescents with addiction treatment services centered on a wellness approach and it is slated to open in May 2017. Services will range from massage, a fitness center, indoor basketball court, yoga studio and a movie theater. Beck will complete the architecture and the construction for the project.


Sabert buys Kalman to expand in bakery packaging
plasticsnews.com 09 Feb, 2016
Sabert Corp., a Food packaging thermoformer plans to acquire North Carolina’s Kalman Packaging Inc., in a bid to get into the market for cupcakes and other bakery packaging. With the acquisition of Kalman, Sabert will be able to provide new innovation and versatile packages designed specifically for pies, cupcakes, muffins, and other bakery foods.


Sika opens two construction chemical plants in Southeast Asia
business-standard.com 09 Feb, 2016
Sika has opened two plants in Southeast Asia as a part of its Strategy 2018, which involves entry into new markets and opening 6 to 8 factories a year. With one new production plant for concrete admixtures in Myanmar and another one in Cambodia, Sika is increasing its proximity to customers in these growing markets and continuing its successful expansion.


Mexican beer maker to further expand production capacity
foodbev.com 09 Feb, 2016
Compañía Cervecera de Coahuila will further expand its brewery in the northeast of the country, with work undertaken by brewing tanks and technology specialist Ziemann Holvrieka. The capacity of the site in Piedras Negras, on the border with the US, will be extended by another 2.5m hectolitres to reach a total capacity of 27.5m hectolitres. The work coincides with an existing expansion, also undertaken by Ziemann Holvrieka, to expand the facility’s capacity to 25m hectolitres. The two projects are scheduled for completion by early 2018.


Perdue Foods to expand ground chicken production at NC plant with $10.9M investment

fooddive.com 09 Feb, 2016
Perdue Foods has announced a $10.9 million investment for the expansion of its Rockingham, North Carolina plant. Included in the expansion are the addition of a ground chicken production line and about 30 new employees hired over the next three years. The expansion is part of a performance-based grant from One North Carolina Fund, which offers companies money to create jobs and encourage economic investment in the local community.


Tyson to expand NC poultry plant
meatpoultry.com 09 Feb, 2016
Tyson Foods plans to spend $5 million on new equipment at the company’s poultry processing plant in Monroe, North Carolina. The Union County Board of Commissioners and the Monroe City Council awarded separate economic development grants worth a combined $225,000 to secure the project.


Keppel Prince secures contract for Waterloo wind farm project in South Australia

renewablesbiz.com 09 Feb, 2016
The contract is part of the ongoing $43m expansion of a Waterloo wind farm project in South Australia. The appointment meant all 43 turbines on the site would have Australian-built towers. Construction work on the project is set to begin in February 2016. Keppel Prince will supply the turbines to the Waterloo wind farm by July 2016 under a new $3.5m contract with the project’s main contractor Vestas Australia.


Druid unveil plans to build new 240 seat theatre
advertiser.ie 09 Feb, 2016
A proposal to turn Lowstrand House in Flood Street, where the offices of Druid Theatre Co are currently housed, into a 240-seat theatre, has been presented to the Galway City Council. Lowstrand House, which backs on to the Mick Lally Theatre on Druid Lane, has been purchased by Druid, and it unveiled a proposal to the Galway City Council to transform the three storey building. The company say this can be done by 2020.


Dominion to construct warehouse at local business park
thebaynet.com 09 Feb, 2016
Dominion Cove Point will construct a 50,000-square-foot warehouse and office facility at Patuxent Business Park (PBP) in Lusby, Maryland, United States. Construction of the new facility will commence in late spring 2016.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inks Deal for Fourth UK Aloft Hotel
businesswire.com 09 Feb, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has entered into a franchise agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion to open a new Aloft hotel in the popular southern England coastal city. The 150-room Aloft Brighton, which is due to open in September 2017, will expand the brand’s growing footprint to four hotels in the UK, including two in London (Aloft London Tobacco Dock opens 2018), one in Liverpool and now one in Brighton. Aloft Brighton will be managed by Interstate Europe’s UK division, part of the leading global hotel management company, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, which also operates the 136-room Four Points by Sheraton in Kecskemet, Hungary.


Hotel Okura to Open Luxury Property in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
hospitalitynet.org 09 Feb, 2016
Hotel Okura Co., has signed a contract with TEHO Development Cambodia to develop and manage The Okura Prestige Phnom Penh, a luxury hotel to be opened in Cambodia’s capital in 2019. The new hotel will position Hotel Okura to better serve this robust market and aid in Hotel Okura’s push to expand its group portfolio past 100 hotels worldwide. By 2018, the company plans to open Okura Hotels & Resorts’ hotels in Cappadocia and Manila, as well as Nikko Hotels International’s hotels in Taizhou and Bangkok.


Plumbing Wholesale company moving to Chicopee; Will invest $3 million in business

masslive.com 08 Feb, 2016
P.V. Sullivan Supply Co., an wholesale distributor plumbing and heating supplies plumbing purchased the former Burke Beverage building at 1125 Sheridan St., Western Massachusetts and is currently renovating the 43,000 square-foot building. The company expects to invest about $3 million into the new business, including the renovations and the purchase of equipment. It also plans to hire at least a dozen employees including those for outside sales, warehouse workers and truck drivers.


Swelect Energy Systems to set-up subsidiary company in US
money.livemint.com 06 Feb, 2016
Swelect Energy Systems has received an approval for setting up of a subsidiary company in US by name ‘Swelect Inc.’ to expand its solar business operations abroad. The investment shall be up to $850,000 in the form of share capital, working capital loan and Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC). The board of directors at its meeting held on February 05, 2016 has approved and taken note of it. The board also considered and approved investment up to Rs. 2 crore by way of subscription to the share capital of SWELECT Solar Energy.


Caparo Group acquires heavy-haul trailer manufacturer in US
BS 06 Feb, 2016
Caparo Group has announced acquisition of leading US-based heavy haul trailer manufacturer XL Specialized Trailers, marking the industrial conglomerate’s entry into a new business arena. XL is a leading manufacturer of customised heavy-haul trailers for the commercial, construction and agricultural markets. After the acquisition, XL will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bull Moose Industries, the North American manufacturing group owned by Caparo group.


IBM to Invest $5 Million to Expand Data Center in Colombia
laht.com 06 Feb, 2016
IBM will invest $5 million to expand its data center in the Colombian capital. IBM’s data center in Colombia began operations in 2014 with an initial investment of $17 million.


Chinese group to invest $100mn in mining
pakistantoday.com.pk 06 Feb, 2016
A Chinese industrial group, Kirrich Corporation, will invest $100 million in the mining sector in Pakistan. The company will set up a network of mineral exploration enterprises mainly in Punjab where many natural resources and minerals especially gypsum, iron ore, lime stone, silica, China Clay, Dolomite, coal, rock salt, chalk and bauxite are available.


Haldor Topsoe secures new methanol project in Iran
iranoilgas.com 06 Feb, 2016
Haldor Topsoe (Topsoe) has secured a contract from Badr-e-Shargh Petrochemical Complex to provide licenses, engineering, proprietary equipment, materials and catalyst for a new methanol plant to be located in Chabahar, Iran. The company has also decided to open permanent offices in Tehran with an expectation to tap the petrochemical and refinery business in Iran.


CPL to break ground on Dubai warehouse facility
tradearabia.com 06 Feb, 2016
Centre Point Logistics (CPL), provider of logistics, warehousing, and storage facilities, is set to strengthen its regional and global market foothold further with the upcoming groundbreaking of its new hitech warehouse at the Logistics District in Dubai South. The new 22,550-sq-m ambient temperature-controlled warehousing space will offer a wide range of integrated logistics support services, from warehousing, transportation, technical and skilled labor to equipment and other operations management also it will be used for storage, distribution and other value-added services and it is set to open in October.


Iran to build $2bn oil refinery in Spain
tradearabia.com 06 Feb, 2016
Iran will build a $2 billion oil refinery with planned capacity to produce 120,000 barrels per day of oil in Spain. National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) plans to team up with Spain’s Magtel for the construction of refinery in the southern port city of Algeciras.


Westin opens first hotel in Doha
tradearabia.com 06 Feb, 2016
Starwood Hotels and Resorts is expanding the presence of its Westin brand in the Middle East with the opening of its first hotel in Doha, Qatar. The new property boasts 365 contemporary spacious rooms, suites and villas including a 347-sq-m presidential suite. All rooms feature the Westin Heavenly Bed as well as Westin’s signature bath amenities.


Qatar opens new sewage treatment plant as it ups wastewater usage
dohanews.co 06 Feb, 2016
A new QR3.63 billion sewage treatment plant in Umm Salal Ali, Qatar has come online, processing up to 245,000 cubic meters of sewage per day. The Doha North Sewage Treatment Works has began running in December and produces high-quality reclaimed water for reuse in irrigation purposes. The plant is the first in Qatar to use techniques such as ultrafiltration and ultra-violet technology to treat the sewage water.


160 MW Of 2 GW Noor Solar Thermal Project In Morocco Now Connected To Grid

cleantechnica.com 06 Feb, 2016
The first phase of the Noor solar thermal project in Morocco which totals 160 MW in capacity has been recently completed and connected to the country’s grid. Once completed, the project located in the Ouarzazate province of the North African country will total 2 GW in capacity, making it the largest concentrating solar plant (CSP) in the whole of Africa and the Middle East. The next two phases of the project each scheduled to total 350 MW are expected to be completed and connected to the grid by 2018. The following phases are expected to be connected by the year 2020.


$10 million gift will build new center at DePauw University
wishtv.com 06 Feb, 2016
DePauw University has received a $10 million donation to be used to build a new technology center. The anonymous donation will finance the Technology Center and Visualization Laboratory and hire a director for the center’s programs. The donation is part of a DePauw fundraising campaign started in 2014. The university in Greencastle has raised $255 million and is aiming for $300 million.


Monette to build new sewer facility
ksla.com 06 Feb, 2016
The town of Monette is planning to build a $2.4 million new sewer facility in 2016. The current facility is built in 1978 and has been penalized by the state for a few years.


Diploma wins $22m in contracts
au.news.yahoo.com 05 Feb, 2016
Diploma has won contracts to build the $17 million Quest Hotel in Midland and the $5 million Yanchep Surf Lifesaving Club. Quest Midland is a seven-storey building with an underground basement carpark located in Midland CBD. The facility comprises 103 serviced apartments, a heated swimming pool, gymnasium, conference room and other facilities. Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club, designed by Lycopodium Infrastructure, comprises the construction of a single storey building encompassing large equipment stores, patrol offices and first aid room, male and female change rooms, a gymnasium and a administration and training room. Other works include a provision for a new carpark, beach access boardwalk and extensive beach ramps. Works on both projects are planned to commence immediately with completion expected in full-year 2017.


Royal Enfield plans to ride into Brazilian market
economictimes.indiatimes.com 05 Feb, 2016

Royal Enfield is looking to gain entry into Brazil and establish itself in major markets like Indonesia and Thailand as part of its plans to become a leading player in the 250-750 cc segment globally. The company is also looking to gain foothold in Indonesia and Thailand, which are quite large commuter motorcycle markets.


SapuraKencana bags RM1.58 billion contracts, extensions
thesundaily.my 05 Feb, 2016
SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd have been awarded contracts and contract extensions with a combined value of RM1.58 billion. The contracts awarded are two engineering and construction contracts and one drilling contract that was extended. The first contract is for the provision of comprehensive maintenance awarded by Murphy Sarawak Oil Company to SapuraKencana GE Oil & Gas Services Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between SapuraKencana Services Shd Bhd and GE Power Systems (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. The 10-year contract is for comprehensive maintenance of GE-supplied turbomachinery equipment under a long-term service agreement. The second contract, which is also awarded to SapuraKencana GE Oil & Gas Services, is for the provision of turbomachinery maintenance services from Petronas Floating LNG1 (L) Facilities. The contract is also for comprehensive maintenance of GE-supplied turbomachinery equipment under a long-term service agreement, comprising the provision of maintenance services for GE-supplied aeroderivative gas turbines, centrifugal compressors and electric generators and electric motors. The contract is for a period of 10 years with an option to extend for an additional period of five years.


RAK Int’l to open new cargo facility, expand terminal in H1
arabianbusiness.com 05 Feb, 2016
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport plans to open a new cargo facility and expand its arrivals terminal in the first half of 2016. The expansion projects comes as aircraft movements of scheduled flights increased by 26 percent last year over the previous year.


Cardiff Manufacturer Wins $3.7m Contract
businessnewswales.com 05 Feb, 2016
IQE plc, the leading manufacturer of advanced semiconductor wafer products to the global semiconductor industry, announces that it has received a new purchase order agreement for indium phosphide (InP) materials to the value of $3.7m from a leading global substrate manufacturer. High Purity InP, produced by IQE’s Infrared business unit based in Milton Keynes, UK, is the source material for the manufacture of InP wafers used in the production of high-performance photonic components for a wide range of applications in infrared sensing and telecommunications with a particular trend towards high definition imaging applications enabled by InP materials.


TMM USA Inc. to invest $5.6M in Franklin County facility, create 42 jobs
lanereport.com 04 Feb, 2016
TMM USA Inc., a subsidiary of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., will invest $5.6 million in its Simpson County facility. TMM USA will supply its parent company with stamped and welded components. TMM will lease 45,000-s.f. in the newly expanded Toyo Automotive Parts USA Inc. factory in Franklin. At this facility, Toyo Automotive Parts makes anti-vibration components including engine mounts, bushings and strut mounts. Currently, Toyo purchases more than 50 percent of those materials from outside suppliers.


Cummins Power Signs Deal To Build 300MW Gas-fired Power Plants
leadership.ng 05 Feb, 2016
Cummins Cogeneration has signed a 300 MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sapele Power Plc as part of its plans to build one of Africa’s largest gas-fired power plants. Upon this partnership, the plant will distribute electricity generated from the plant directly to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), supplying millions of homes and businesses with clean power. The project will be split into two phases; the first phase is expected to be completed and exporting power by July 2016 and the second phase is forecast for commissioned by December 2017.


India mulls key investment to set iron ore plants in Iran
hellenicshippingnews.com 05 Feb, 2016
KIOCL may invest an initial $59 million to build an iron ore pellet complex in Iran, with the objective of offering cheaper supplies of the processed material to Iranian steel mills. The company is also negotiating the sale of more than 2 million tonnes of seaborne to the Gulf country now free from trade sanctions.


Bhel launches Kosti thermal power plant in Sudan
business-standard.com 05 Feb, 2016
Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) has inaugurated a 500 MW Kosti thermal power plant in Sundan. Bhel executed this project comprising 4 units of 125 Mw capacity each, on engineering, procurement and construction basis, having designed, manufactured, supplied and installed the complete power project including associated civil works.


Velocys announces ENVIA Energy GTL plant project progress
oilvoice.com 05 Feb, 2016
Velocys plc (VLS.L), the company at the forefront of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that ENVIA Energy’s EPC contractor, Ventech Engineers, has signed the final major contract, covering installation of process modules, related piping and ancillary equipment, for ENVIA’s Oklahoma City GTL plant to be located adjacent to Waste Management’s East Oak landfill site. ENVIA Energy is a JV, whose members include a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc, Ventech Engineers International LLC, and Velocys plc, formed in March 2014 to produce renewable fuels and chemicals from biogas and natural gas using GTL. Velocys has made available to ENVIA Energy up to US$12 million of further funding as part of a stakeholder capital contribution, following which Velocys expects that this commercial reference plant will be fully funded through construction, completion and operation. Mechanical completion of the GTL plant is expected in mid-year 2016.


Proposed $3.2B Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline approved from federal energy regulators
therepublic.com 05 Feb, 2016
A proposed $3.2 billion, 516-mile-long Sabal Trail pipeline has been approved by federal energy regulators. It will run from Alabama, through Georgia and into Florida. Construction is expected to start later this year with completion in 2017. The pipeline is a joint venture between Duke Energy, Florida Power & Light and Spectra Energy.


Mahindra & Mahindra starts talks for Pininfarina-designed car
in.reuters.com 05 Feb, 2016
Mahindra & Mahindra has begun talks with its new Italian design house, Pininfarina SpA, to build a premium car for its home market, to counter a surge in competition in its mainstay sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. Buying Pininfarina will help the Mahindra group garner more business beyond autos, such as air transport and consumer goods.


Picorp to build sewerage treatment plant in Johor
thestar.com 05 Feb, 2016
Progressive Impact Corp Bhd’s (Picorp) 90% owned subsidiary Alam Sekitar Eco-Technology Sdn Bhd (ASET) has been awarded a RM43.6mil contract to build a sewerage treatment plant in Johor Baru. ASET expected to complete the project, awarded by Danga Bay Sdn Bhd by Sept 30, 2017. ASET is involved in providing waste management and consultancy services.


Party City and Staples Partner Up in E-Commerce Deal
247wallst.com 05 Feb, 2016
Party City Holdco Inc. is making an e-commerce fulfillment relationship with Staples Inc. As per the agreement, Staples will list Party City’s products on its websites. The company will utilize its facility in Naperville, Illinois, to provide white label fulfillment for items from its product portfolio that are displayed on e-commerce websites operated by Staples.


Chinese group to invest nearly $3 billion in 2 UK biomass plants
biomassmagazine.com 05 Feb, 2016
SinoFortone, a Chinese investment group recently confirmed $2.9 billion to back two biomass plants and associated food production centers in Wales, England. Waste heat generated at the biomass power stations will be used to grow food, starting with king prawns and vegetables. The projects are being developed by Orthios Group.


Flint Hills will invest $750M in Minnesota refinery
bizjournals.com 05 Feb, 2016
Flint Hills Resources is planning a major overhaul of its Minnesota refinery, laying the groundwork for as much as $750 million in upgrades. The company will replace two decades-old coking and heating units and install new new-pollution controls and it hopes to start work in 2017.


Ethiopian textile Industry undergoing major development
yarnsandfibers.com 05 Feb, 2016
Ethiopian textile industry aided by the availability of a skilled and highly motivated workforce is undergoing major development. This surge has been helped by the country’s impressive economic growth over the past years. The country determined to expand and develop cotton plantation and apparel industries in order to realize the national economic development ambition.


Morocco launches $1.8 bln West Sahara investment plan
af.reuters.com 05 Feb, 2016
Morocco has launched a $1.85 billion investment plan in Western Sahara driven by the company OCP. The plan includes investments of 8.3 billion dirhams in a new fertilizer plant, 4.2 billion dirhams in a new port near the city of Laayoune and 3.1 billion dirhams in other phosphate industrial facilities. The plants and the port will be based in the industrial hub of OCP’s subsidiary Phosboucraa in al-Marsa near Laayoune, Western Sahara.


Prolexus partners with Taiwanese firm to expand garment biz
theedgemarkets.com 05 Feb, 2016
Prolexus Bhd, an apparel manufacturer and retailer, has partnered with Taiwan’s Men-Chuen Fibre Industry Co., to expand into upstream garment production and set up a garment manufacturing plant in Vietnam. The MoU highlights that Prolexus will set up a fabric mill via its subsidiary Trans Pacific Textile (M) Sdn Bhd, and Men-Chuen will participate in the new fabric mill by investing and subscribing for an agreed amount of shares in Trans Pacific Textile while providing its relevant expertise. Besides, Prolexus will be setting up a garment manufacturing plant in Vietnam as part of its capacity expansion plans, while Men-Chuen will invest or an amount to be mutually agreed upon, and in turn Prolexus will invest a similar stake in Men-Chuen Vietnam Co.


Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat
bbi.hu 05 Feb, 2016
Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó, based in Szarvas, southeastern Hungary, increased its output of halal products by 116% to almost 500 tons in 2015 as compared to a year earlier. The company primarily delivers its processed halal meat products to western European countries.


Total-Led Consortium Bids For Blocks Offshore Greece
epmag.com 05 Feb, 2016
Total in a consortium with Greece’s Hellenic Petroleum and Italy’s Edison has bid for one offshore gas drilling block in the west of Greece. Greece, which clinched a third bailout with international creditors in August, has made several fruitless attempts over the last 50 years to find big oil and gas reserves. Its debt crisis has prompted the country to step up those efforts. The country received three bids for deep sea oil and gas drilling in 20 offshore blocks in the Ionian Sea and south of the island of Crete last summer and unsealed the bids earlier this week.


Conti Bringing Commercial Vehicle Tire Plant to Miss.
tirereview.com 05 Feb, 2016
Continental Tire the Americas will formally announce plans to build a $1.45 billion commercial vehicle tire plant on a site in Hinds County, Mississippi, west of the state capital of Jackson. The plant site is said to be in a 640-acre parcel along I-20 between the towns of Clinton and Bolton, west of Jackson.


Lafarge Jordan proposes US$2.8bn development to replace Fuheis cement plant
globalcement.com 05 Feb, 2016
Lafarge Jordan has proposed a US$2.8bn plan to replace its Fuheis cement plant with an urban development. The company sent an official letter to the Investment Commission in October 2015 informing them about the plan but still has not received any response. The Fuheis cement plant has been non-operational since 2011 when it has been converted to petcoke but the local community objected.


Sustainable Corrugated Investing $15M In Georgia
businessfacilities.com 05 Feb, 2016
Sustainable Corrugated will invest $15 million in a new corrugated sheets manufacturing facility in Dalton-Whitfield County, Georgia. The company will use the recycled paper from Sylva as a raw material in the manufacturing of new corrugated sheets.


Seattle teacher-training program to expand to four more districts
seattletimes.com 03 Feb, 2016
A teacher-apprenticeship program launched in Seattle Public Schools three years ago will soon expand to four South King County school districts, focused on training middle- and high-school teachers who specialize in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Seattle program, one of about 21 urban residencies in a national network that includes Boston, Denver and Minneapolis is aimed at preparing educators in ways similar to young physicians-in-training.


Abu Dhabi utility to set up 350MW solar power plant
Khaleejtimes.com 04 Feb, 2016
The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is working on a 350 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Sweihan area in the city’s outskirts. A number of specialised technical, financial and legal consulting firms has submitted proposals seeking to be appointed as consultants for the Sweihan solar power project. The ADWEA and ADWEC (Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company) are evaluating the proposals. Consultants will be appointed before the end of this month. The project will commence commercial operation and generate electricity in 2019.


Polish firm sets up $200m agro-processing factory in Nigeria
nationalmirroronline.net 04 Feb, 2016
Agro Machine, and its Nigerian partners, Sleek Group and Shebag Holdings, have concluded plans to set up an Agricultural Manufacturing factory in Nigeria. The initial take-off value of the factory to be sited in Kaduna is $3 million with the growth expected to rise up to $200 million at the production stage.


Vikram Solar expands to 14 new Sub-Saharan countries
economictimes.indiatimes.com 04 Feb, 2016
Vikram Solar, a Solar power solutions provider has partnered with Powertech Africa, an African distributor of energy technology, thereby entering 14 new markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Vikram Solar already operates offices in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.


Electrosteel sets up $6.6 mn warehouse in Bahrain
economictimes.indiatimes.com 04 Feb, 2016
Electrosteel Castings, producer of ductile iron (DI) pipes and ancillary products, has inaugurated its $6.6 million warehouse in Bahrain on 4th February, 2016. The facility will act as Electrosteel’s regional hub for sales and distribution activities to the Northern Middle Eastern markets.


Constantia Flexibles to invest in new capacity in Spain
labelsandlabeling.com 04 Feb, 2016
Constantia Flexibles is investing in new capacity at its manufacturing site in Burgos, Spain, including the installation of a narrow web press. The installation of the conventional narrow web press, as well as a narrow web adhesive lamination machine, will be completed by the middle of 2017. The investment will total four million EUR, and will serve growing demand from the home and personal care industry for high-quality packaging used especially in cosmetics.


British Grange Power LLC to build thermal power plant in Armenia
panarmenian.net 04 Feb, 2016
The government has approved signing of a memorandum on construction of a new thermal power plant near the Armenian town of Vanadzor with a combined gas and steam cycle capacity of 234 MW. The memorandum will be signed between the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and British Grange Power LLC. About $220 million will be invested in the project; the agreement will be signed within four months, followed by the launch of construction.


Tata Power’s JV commissions 120 MW Zambia project
moneycontrol.com 04 Feb, 2016
Tata Power has commissioned two units of 60 MW each of its 120 MW Itezhi Tezhi hydro Power Project in Zambia, in which Tata Power has a 50 percent stake. The synchronisation of both the units has been completed last month.


Nitride Solutions signs agreement to expand in Wichita
kansas.com 04 Feb, 2016
Nitride Solutions, an Advanced materials manufacturer has signed an agreement with the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition that puts the company on a rapid growth path. The company has agreed to spend $6 million to renovate its building at 3333 W. Pawnee and buy new equipment. Nitride Solutions seeks to improve production of aluminum nitride products used in advanced electronics, such as those to make water safer, power generation more reliable and communications faster.


Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital to expand and renovate Emergency Department
upmatters.com 04 Feb, 2016
The Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Board of Directors and Aspirus Inc. approved construction of an 8,210 sq. ft. expansion and renovation project of the hospital’s emergency department. Engineering and design plans are in the process of being finalized. The general contractor for the project is Miron Construction Co. Inc. and the architect is HDR Architecture, Inc. Plans for the project include: a new walk-in patient entrance vestibule and canopied drop-off; new ambulance canopy and patient entrance; renovated and expanded family waiting, reception and triage; new exam/treatment rooms etc. Extensive renovations will be done to existing hospital inpatient rooms. Project completion is set for March of 2017.


Vestas wins 36 MW order in Ireland
reuters.com 04 Feb, 2016
IMPAX Asset Management has placed an order with Vestas for 11 units of V112-3.3 MW wind turbine for its Glanaruddery wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. The order includes delivery, installation, and commissioning as well as a 12-year service agreement. The delivery and installation are expected in the third quarter of 2016 with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of 2016.


BPU approves natural gas pipeline in region
tri.gmnews.com 04 Feb, 2016
New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is proposing to build the Southern Reliability Link through portions of Upper Freehold Township in Monmouth County, and Plumsted and Jackson in Ocean County. The pipeline is needed to provide redundancies to its natural gas system, as well as to connect to a new supply point with the Transcontinental Pipe Line Company (Transco) in Chesterfield, Burlington County.


Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of Plant 4 in Olkaria III in Kenya, Expanding Complex Capacity to Nearly 140 MW
globenewswire.com 04 Feb, 2016
Ormat Technologies, Inc. has reached commercial operation of Plant 4 in the Olkaria III complex in Kenya, increasing the complex total generating capacity by 29 MW to 139 MW. Plant 4 will sell its electricity to Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) under a 20-year PPA.


JAC plans light truck assembly plant in Algeria
chinadaily.com.cn 04 Feb, 2016
Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co will soon have its first light-load truck assembly plant in Algeria, Africa. The plant will have a capacity to assemble 10,000 light trucks each year, after the completion of the first phase. The plant involved a total investment of $128 million and will be JAC’s 19th vehicle assembly plant in the world and its first light truck plant in Africa. The company will be built through cooperation with Emin Auto, an auto dealer in Algeria


BXC Company Ghana to Invest USD30 Million in Solar Power Plant in Central Region, Ghana

renewablesbiz.com 03 Feb, 2016
BXC Company Ghana has agreed to invest USD30 million in the construction and development of a solar power plant at Onyandze near Winneba, Gomoa East district, Central region, Ghana. The total installed capacity of the power plant will be 20 MW consisting of 40,480 pieces of polycrystalline silicon panels. The investment per MW will be USD1.5 million. The construction of the power plant has been started in 2012 and is expected to become operational in February 2016.


Ashok Leyland plans 2 plants in Africa, to expand UAE facility
thehindubusinessline.com 03 Feb, 2016
Ashok Leyland plans to set up two assembly plants in Africa besides doubling capacity at its Ras al-Khaimah facility in the UAE this year as part of its global expansion. The company will invest around Rs. 100 crore in these overseas commercial vehicle assembly plants.


Hasina wants speedy construction of Rooppur nuclear power plant
bdnews24.com 03 Feb, 2016
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and Russian company JSC Atomstroyexport signed a contract on 25th December 2015 for the construction of a nuclear power plant at Pabna’s Rooppur. Under the deal, the double-unit 2400 MW power plant will be constructed at a cost of $12.65 billion. The first unit is expected to go in operation by 2021.


DMCI building 46-MW diesel plant in Batangas
thestandard.com.ph 03 Feb, 2016
DMCI Power Corp. of the Consunji Group is putting up a 46 MW diesel-fired power plant in Calaca, Batangas that is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The company has received a clearance in October 2015 to conduct the grid impact study for the aero-derivative power plant that is estimated to cost P1.5 billion.


NextEra, partners get green light for natural gas pipeline
mypalmbeachpost.com 03 Feb, 2016
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the approximately 515-mile Sabal Trail and 126-mile Florida Southeast Connection pipelines. The certificate gives the pipeline companies the authorization to construct and operate the pipelines as long as they meet certain conditions. Sabal Trail Transmission LLC is a joint venture of Spectra Energy Partners, LP, FPL’s parent company NextEra Energy, Inc., Juno Beach, and Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C. The approval authorizes Sabal Trail and Florida Southeast Connection, subject to certain conditions, to proceed with final preparations to begin construction in the coming months to meet a May 1, 2017, in-service date.


‘World’s biggest’ wind farm to be built off East Yorkshire coast
bbc.com 03 Feb, 2016
Developer Dong Energy has made the final investment decision to build the Hornsea Project One in East Yorkshire coast. The company claimed the 157 sq mile (407 sq km) site, expected to be operational by 2020, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Turbines will be manufactured by Siemens in its newly-built Hull factory.


New Omni Hotel Breaks Ground Next to Kentucky International Convention Center

tsnn.com 03 Feb, 2016
Omni Hotels & Resorts broke ground on its 30-story, 853,000-square-foot hotel and luxury apartment complex today in downtown Louisville adjacent to the Kentucky International Convention Center. The hotel is slated to open by March 31, 2018, and will have 612 hotel rooms and 225 luxury apartments. In addition, the complex will have nearly 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and three restaurants, including Bob’s Steak & Chophouse, a popular steakhouse in existing Omni properties. Other planned amenities include a spa and fitness center and an urban grocery and market that will offer an array of groceries and household products.


Saudi Arabia inks key water, sanitation projects
tradearabia.com 03 Feb, 2016
Saudi government has signed 39 contracts worth more than SR534 million for the implementation of water and sanitation projects across the kingdom. These projects include maintenance of water and sewage supply in Alkhobar; water purification and supply maintenance in Onaizah and water supply stations in other parts of Al-Qassim Province. Also work will soon start for development, operation and maintenance of the treatment plants in the Eastern Province besides operation and maintenance of water plants and technical points in Jazan and drainage systems and the treatment plant at Al-Kharj in the Riyadh region. The project also includes maintenance of drinking water projects in the villages of Al-Jouf region; operation and maintenance of the treatment plant and storage tanks at Bisha in Asir Province besides the maintenance at water stations in Madinah.


Takata breaks ground on new warehouse
douglasdispatch.com 03 Feb, 2016
Takata Seat Belts officially broke ground on a new 15,000 square foot warehouse that will be built next to its current 29,400 square foot warehouse on Ninth Street. The new shipping and receiving warehouse is expected to be fully operational by July.


Sahiwal coal power project to start production by end of 2017
businessrecord.com 03 Feb, 2016
The coal fueled 1320 MW power project in Sahiwal will start producing energy by the end of 2017. The project is being constructed near Qadirabad on 1001 acre land from which 35% work has been completed so far.


New Holiday Inn Express coming to Dayton
daytondailynews.com 03 Feb, 2016
A new $8 million Holiday Inn Express will be built on Edwin C. Moses Boulevard near the I-75 exit for the University of Dayton Arena. The four-story, 95-room hotel will be modeled after a developmental prototype introduced in 2014, featuring such updates as larger meeting rooms and breakfast bar space and innovative guestrooms designed to help drown out noise. The hotel, which will be owned by Ohio Hotels LLC and managed by Indiana Hospitality Management.


New $1.4bn Royal Atlantis resort in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah
ansamed.info 03 Feb, 2016
The Palm Jumeirah, an iconic palm-shaped luxury reclamation project in Dubai, is set to get another landmark and its second Atlantis property. Nakheel, the island’s master developer, has confirmed that the contract for the $1.4bn Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences has been award on the signature island. The 800-room hotel managed by Kerzner International will rise to 46 storeys on the waterfront with a pool 90 metres above the ground on the crescent of the man-made island near the existing Atlantis the Palm Resort. The project will also include 250 luxury residences and retail offerings. The property is scheduled for completion by 2017.


ABB Wins $130M Order To Upgrade HVDC Power Transmission Link In Minnesota, North Dakota
poweronline.com 03 Feb, 2016
ABB wins $130M order to upgrade HVDC power transmission link in the US Converter station life extension will enhance grid reliability and facilitate efficient power transmission. The ± 400 kilovolt HVDC transmission system provides a vital link for transferring 1,000-megawatts of electricity between Underwood, North Dakota and Buffalo, Minnesota, a distance of 700 kilometers. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2015. As part of the project scope, ABB will undertake the upgrade and life extension of the converter valves, valve cooling systems, control and protection systems, and other related equipment at the converter stations. In addition to modernizing the HVDC system, the upgrade will also help improve grid reliability and efficiency.


Taiwan Approves TSMC Plans for $3 Billion Plant in China
gadgets.ndtv.com 03 Feb, 2016
Taiwan has approved a plan by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), to build a $3 billion plant in China using state-of-the-art technology on 3rd February, 2016. The new plant will be able to produce up to 20,000 12-inch wafers per month, and is scheduled to start volume production of 16 nanometre process technology in the second half of 2018.


FG to complete 3,050MW Mambilla power project, others this year
insidebusinessonline.com 03 Feb, 2016
The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment towards completion of some of the ongoing legacy projects including 3,050 MW Mambilla hydroelectric power project and Zungeru 700 MW hydroelectric power project this year. Other projects include 215 MW Kaduna power project, 10 MW Katsina wind farm project and 81 transmission projects to ensure available stranded power stations can evacuate their capacity.


Publix to build store near Exit 7
heraldcourier.com 02 Feb, 2016
Publix Super Markets plans to build two stores at Bristol and Glen Allen in Virginia, including one in Washington County. The Bristol store is tentatively planned to open in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the Glen Allen store will follow in 2018.


Aequs acquires French aerospace firm Sira
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 02 Feb, 2016
Aequs, which produces components and systems for some of the world’s biggest aerospace companies at its SEZ in Belagavi in Karnataka, has acquired France-based aerospace group Sira. Sira had revenue of $50 million in 2015 and its customers include major aerospace firms including Safran, Thales, Dassault, and United Technologies.


Samsung completes 180 MW Armow Wind power facility
greentechlead.com 02 Feb, 2016
Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group completed the construction of 180 MW Armow Wind power facility in Ontario. For Samsung Renewable Energy, Armow Wind power facility is fourth wind project under its Green Energy Investment Agreement with the government of Ontario. The Armow Wind power facility operates under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).


Coca-Cola Femsa plans to invest $800M in PH
business.inquirer.net 03 Feb, 2016
Coca-Cola Femsa Philippines Inc. is investing up to $800 million between now and 2020 for the continued upgrade of its facilities and distribution centers in the country. For 2016, the company’s investment will mainly be in the expansion of its production and distribution capability and market assets, together with a significant support to the welfare and development of our associates across the country.


Custom Resins planning to expand, create jobs
wave3.com 03 Feb, 2016
Custom Resins is planning to double the size of its plant, which will create 40 new jobs. The company produces specialty nylon resins used for molded parts including automotive components. The expansion will be a $12 million investment. Construction on the expansion could start later this year.


e-Commerce Company to Expand in Evansville
insideindianabusiness.com 03 Feb, 2016
eLuxurySupply.com, an e-commerce company will announce expansion plans this week in Evansville. The company manufactures and distributes products in areas including bed, bath, home and garden and its customer footprint spans 15 countries.


Melewar Industrial group bags RM83mil job for Tg Bin power plant
thestar.com.my 03 Feb, 2016
Melewar Integrated Engineering Sdn Bhd (MIE), a 70% owned subsidiary of Melewar Industrial Group Bhd (MIG), has clinched an RM83mil contract for upgrading and modification works at Malakoff Corp Bhd’s Tanjung Bin power plant in Johor. MIE has accepted an engineering, procurement and construction engagement by entering into a contract agreement with Malakoff’s subsidiary Tanjung Bin Power Sdn Bhd. The job involves obtaining and installing a new conveyor line as well as undertaking upgrading and modification works to the existing coal handling systems at the Tanjung Bin plant. The project works under the agreement will be completed within 12 months from the starting date for Stage 1 and within 15 months from the start of Stage 2.


Westmoreland County vineyard to expand its wine and hard cider operations
fredericksburg.com 02 Feb, 2016
The Monroe Bay Vineyard will invest more than $385,000 to build a tasting room and production facility for its wine and hard cider operations near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County.


After Dubai, Binalot plans to expand in Asia
rappler.com 02 Feb, 2016
Binalot Fiesta Foods plans to expand in Asia, particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Binalot, best known for its food items wrapped in banana leaves, has 34 branches nationwide in the Philippines.


Apollo Hospitals to expand in Ctg, signs $35m loan deal
thedailystar.net 02 Feb, 2016
STS Hospital Chittagong, a fully owned subsidiary of STS Holdings that owns Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, has signed a $35-million loan agreement with two multilateral lending agencies to set up Apollo Hospitals Chittagong in the port city. The deal, which has been signed in Dhaka on 28th January 2016, will see the 346-bed hospital receive the loan from the International Finance Corporation and German investment and development company DEG. The estimated cost of the hospital is $62 million. The multi-specialty and tertiary care hospital is expected to bring international standard healthcare to the people of Chittagong and adjoining areas in 2018.


The Bollore Group wins the contract for the future port concession at Dili
logisticsmagazine.com.au 02 Feb, 2016
The Bollore Group has won the contract to build and operate the deepwater port at Dili under a public-private partnership agreement. The project involves the construction of a 630m wharf with a draught of 15m, and a 24 hectare yard. The port facility will have state-of-the-art container and general cargo handling equipment offering a stevedoring capability for container ships carrying over 7,500 TEUs.


DHL eCommerce expands in Thailand
mis-asia.com 02 Feb, 2016
DHL eCommerce has expanded its footprint into Thailand and is offering end-to-end domestic delivery service for Thai e-commerce merchants. DHL’s delivery infrastructure will be overhauled in the country, which will include the setting up of a 3,000 sqm central distribution center in Bangkok. A network of more than 20 depots will also be located throughout Thailand to ensure full coverage across the entire country.


Carmaker plans to expand in Europe to cut reliance on India, Japan
asia.nikkei.com 02 Feb, 2016
Suzuki Motor Corp., seeking to expand in Europe and in more Asian markets, will introduce a slew of new models in coming months. The company plans to introduce as many as 20 new models as it prepares to take on competition from rivals such as small carmaker Daihatsu, the full control of which is being taken over by Toyota Motor.


McAleer & Rushe wins £26m Stansted Airport hotel
constructionenquirer.com 02 Feb, 2016
Urban & Civic secured planning permission to build the 357-bed hotel with direct terminal access to London Stansted Airport, after buying a two acre site from MAG Property – the owners of Stansted Airport. The eight-floor building will be located on Bassingbourn Road, and is set to become Hilton Worldwide’s largest Hampton by Hilton in Europe.


Biwater awarded 2 reverse osmosis expansion contracts in California
filtsep.com 02 Feb, 2016
Biwater will start work later this month on two new reverse osmosis (RO) expansion projects in California, USA, after securing contracts to support the Chino Desalter Phase 3 Expansion Plan in Chino and the Goldsworthy Desalter Expansion Project in Torrance. The Chino expansion will add an extra RO skid that will increase membrane treatment capacity by 1.8 million gallons per day (MGD (US)). In Torrance, Biwater will add 2.3 MGD (US) RO treatment capacity to the Goldsworthy Desalter, which will reduce demand on imported water supplies.


Suzlon opens blade R&D centre in Denmark
renewables.seenews.com 02 Feb, 2016
Suzlon Group has opened a blade research and development (R&D) facility in Vejle, Denmark. The new Blade Science Center will focus on developing blades and control systems and will aim to integrate the company’s aerodynamic, loads and new structures research.


Australia’s Genex gets nod for 150-MW solar park in N Queensland
renewables.seenews.com 02 Feb, 2016
Genex Power has received a development approval from the Etheridge Shire Council for its 150-MW Kidston solar photovoltaic (PV) project in North Queensland. The company expects that the first 50-MW phase of the full feasibility study on the scheme will be completed by the end of the current year. Aecom Technology Corp serves as the feasibility manager and owner’s engineer. Genex is currently in the process of choosing an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the job via a competitive bidding process, which is due for completion within the next few weeks.


Al Khat Packaging begins construction of Abu Dhabi unit
tradearabia.com 02 Feb, 2016
Al Khat Packaging has started construction of its subsidiary plant at Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Dh80-million subsidiary ‘Gulf Printing and Packaging Company’ in Kizad will be Al Khat’s first production plant outside Kuwait.


Abu Dhabi opens new multi-storey parking facility
tradearabia.com 02 Feb, 2016
Abu Dhabi government has opened the new Dh120 million multi-storey parking facility in Al Dana area. The project consists of surface parking spaces and a three multi-storey underground parking facility that includes a total of 726 regular parking bays, handicapped bays, female only parking bays and parking bays dedicated for hybrid and electric cars.


Linde, Mitsui plan $4bn investment in Iran
tradearabia.com 02 Feb, 2016
Linde, a leading industrial gases company, and Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals plans to invest $4 billion into petrochemical projects in Iran. BASF also plans $6 billion of investment in Iran’s petrochemical sector.


Jordan plans $2.2bn expansion of refinery
Jordan is planning a $2.2 billion project to increase the production capacity of the Jordan Petroleum Refinery to 120,000 barrels per day. The company is currently evaluating technical offers from several companies to implement the project and it is also looking into best means to finance the project.


$6.5bn solar projects under way in Morocco
tradearabia.com 02 Feb, 2016
Solar projects worth $6.5 billion are currently under development in the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate. The 500-MW Ouarzazate Solar Complex (OSC) is set to host Africa’s largest solar plant and the world’s biggest concentrating solar power (CSP) facility. The turnkey project’s first installation will be the 160-MW Noor I plant, with the Noor II and III facilities set to come on-line in about two years.


ADFD inks loan deal for Caribbean power plant
tradearabia.com 02 Feb, 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has inked a Dh55 million loan agreement with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to set up a geothermal power station in the southern Caribbean country. The project is being funded as part of the dh1.285 billion ADFD/Irena project facility, set up in 2012, to provide concessional financing for renewable energy projects in developing countries affiliated to International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).


Gevo enters joint venture to develop biofuels plants in Argentina
denverpost.com 02 Feb, 2016
Gevo, developer of biofuels as substitutes for jet fuel and plastics, has inked a licensing agreement to develop production facilities in Argentina. The company has signed a licensing and joint development agreement with Porta Hnos S.A. to develop several plants in Argentina that can produce biofuel isobutanol from corn. The first plant, slated to come online by 2017, has an expected annual production of 5 million gallons of isobutanol.


Shelfbucks Partners With TimBar Packaging & Display to Further Expand ‘SmartDisplay’ Ecosystem for Retailers and Brands
broadwayworld.com 02 Feb, 2016
Shelfbucks Inc., the leading in-store SmartDisplay and SmartShelf marketing platform for retail stores and brands, has finalized an agreement with TimBar Packaging & Display. TimBar will now incorporate the Shelfbucks platform into its customer point-of-purchase (POP) displays, enabling brands and retailers to actively measure, manage and improve the effectiveness of in-store promotional merchandising campaigns.


Minor Hotel Group acquires Portugal-based Tivoli Hotels & Resorts
hospitalitybizindia.com 02 Feb, 2016
Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 136 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announced completion of the final stage of its acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, a well-known Portugal-based brand with 14 properties across Portugal and Brazil. The acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, which totals EUR 294.2 million, not only marks MHG’s strategic entry into Europe and Latin America, but also provides the group with a strong operating platform to drive further growth in those markets.


Starwood opens Westin Doha Hotel & Spa , Qatar
hospitalitybizindia.com 02 Feb, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa. Located in the heart of the capital, the hotel marks Westin’s debut in Qatar and further expands the brand’s portfolio to four properties across the Middle East. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa boasts 365 contemporary spacious rooms, suites and villas including a 347sqm presidential suite, all offering views of Doha city or the hotel’s serene oasis garden and pool area


Weltec Biopower erects second biogas plant in South Korea
powerwatchindia.com 02 Feb, 2016
In October 2015, the construction work for an anaerobic digestion plant from German manufacturer Weltec Biopower started in South Korea. The 450-kW biogas plant is to go live in the early summer of 2016.


Egypt, Russia may start building nuclear power plant in 2018 – Interfax
uk.reuters.com 02 Feb, 2016
Egypt may start construction of its first nuclear power plant with Russia’s assistance in 2018. The plant will be built at Dabaa in the north of Egypt and is expected to be completed by 2022.


Siemens and Prysmian to build HVDC link for renewable power transmission between Denmark and Holland
cleantechnology-business-review.com 02 Feb, 2016

Siemens and Prysmian have secured contracts from power grid service provider Danish Energinet.dk and its Dutch counterpart TenneT TSO to build the 700 MW power link for the transportation of renewable energy between the Dutch and Danish grids. Prysmian will supply COpenhagen BRussels Amsterdam cable (COBRAcable) interconnector and carry out installation works, as part of a separate contract worth €250m. Under the €170m contract, Siemens will provide two 700MW direct-current (HVDC) converter stations or a DC voltage of ±320kV at both sides of the DC power line, which will be routed as a subsea cable through the North Sea.


Steel Tube Inc. to expand, add 50 jobs in Statesville
statesville.com 01 Feb, 2016
Steel Tube Inc. plans to expand production within the next month and add 50 jobs. About 40,000 square feet will also be added to the 70,000-square-foot building. The company transforms steel into various types of tubing used in everything from car ports to grocery carts to bed frames, and ships the tubing across the United States. Steel Tube’s second 40,000-square-foot location at 264 Commerce Blvd. in Statesville will close following the building expansion. That building space mainly serves as a warehouse.


ICD-controlled Ssangyong wins Royal Atlantis contract, eyes expo, world cup projects

gulfbusiness.com 01 Feb, 2016
Ssangyong Engineering & Construction has won the contract to build the new $1.4bn Royal Atlantis resort on the Palm Jumeirah alongside Belhasa Six Construct and is eyeing a number of regional projects. The Kohn Pedersen Fox- designed hotel complex will include 780 guest rooms and suites and 232 serviced residents.


MG wins Coles cheese contract
adf.farmonline.com.au 01 Feb, 2016
Murray Goulburn Co-operative (MG) has entered into a five-year national private label contract to supply Coles-brand Australian cheese. The cheese contract includes the supply of a range of Coles brand cheddar-style cheese including tasty, colby, mild and light cheese in blocks, shreds and slices for Coles supermarkets across Australia.


$25 million project may soon break ground
13wham.com 01 Feb, 2016
The City of Rochester reached an agreement with Morgan Management LLC to build a promenade between the building and the river on 28th January, 2016. Once the land purchase for 103 Court Street is finalized, the project is estimated to take about 20 months to complete. The proposal will be presented to city council on 16th February, 2016.


Gaisano Group embarks on P2.5-B expansion
philstar.com 01 Feb, 2016
The Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. (MRSGI) plans a P2.5-billion expansion until 2017, which includes opening at least three more department stores and two supermarkets in Metro Manila and the Visayas. MRSGI currently has a network of 46 stores serving an estimated 250,000 customers daily. It is composed of 24 supermarkets, 12 hypermarkets and 10 department stores and it plans to open up to 70 more stores nationwide in the next five years.


First big biodiesel plant opens in June
radionz.co.nz 01 Feb, 2016
Z Energy’s biodiesel plant, using an animal fat byproduct, is now in its final stages of construction in Wiri, south Auckland. Once the plant is completed in June, it will produce 20 million litres of biodiesel each year, possibly doubling to 40 million at a later date.


Watpac Completes $230 Million Gold Coast Hospital
theurbandeveloper.com 01 Feb, 2016
Watpac has wrapped up construction on the new $230 million Gold Coast Private Hospital, paving the way for $25 million of new equipment to be installed ahead of its March opening. The new hospital will replace Allamanda Private, also operated by Healthscope, when it opens on 12th March, 2016 and initially feature 284 beds and 13 theatres all with new equipment with capacity to expand to 400 beds and 21 theatres, in-line with patient demand. The Gold Coast Private Hospital has been designed by architects DWP Suters and structural engineers Bornhorst and Ward.


Chch Hospital to get $72m outpatients facility
radionz.co.nz 01 Feb, 2016
A $72 million new outpatients facility is planned at Christchurch Hospital. The five storey building will stit opposite the hospital and will provide diabetes, endocrine, opthalmology and dental care services. The outpatients building and a new Acute Services Building at the hospital is scheduled to open in 2018.


Peugeot Citroën forms JV to invest EUR400m in Iranian plant
greenvehicles.automotive-business-review.com 01 Feb, 2016

PSA Peugeot Citroën has agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture with Iran Khodro and invest up to €400m in the next five years to produce new generation vehicles. As part of the deal, the companies will upgrade a plant near Tehran to produce Peugeot 208, 2008 and 301 models fitted with latest-generation engines. The JV aims to produce at least 200,000 cars per year in the plant. The implementation of the joint-venture is due in mid-2016 and the company believes that the first vehicles will roll off the production line by the second half of 2017.


Renault opens first China factory
business-standard.com 01 Feb, 2016
Renault has opened its first car factory at Wuhan in China. The factory is a joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng and will be able to produce 150,000 vehicles a year at full capacity.


ITC to set up property in Sri Lanka to mark overseas hotel debut
thehindubusinessline.com 01 Feb, 2016
ITC plans its first overseas hotel at Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 2018. The company is also exploring other overseas destinations such as Dubai, Far East nations and Europe. The company will set up its second property at Kolkata, called ITC Royal Bengal and another in Hyderabad, called ITC Kohinoor in 2017. This apart, the group will also look to expand the Welcom and Fortune brands in smaller cities such as Pahalgaon (Kashmir), Amritsar (Punjab), Bhubaneswar and other cities of Gujarat.


Valmiera Glass To Invest $90M In Georgia
businessfacilities.com 01 Feb, 2016
Valmiera Glass Group, a fiberglass manufacturer, will expand its U.S.-based headquarters operation in Dublin, Georgia. The project will generate an overall investment of $90 million through 2022.


Piramal Pharma Solutions to invest $10M, add 40 jobs at Lexington’s Coldstream Laboratories

lanereport.com 01 Feb, 2016
Piramal Pharma Solutions plans to invest up to $10 million to expand operations at Lexington’s Coldstream Laboratories Inc.. The company has purchased Coldstream Labs last year, which develops and manufactures injectable pharmaceuticals. The Piramal Group operates in more than 30 countries with a presence in 100-plus markets around the world.


Lulu Group to invest Dh1.1b on 11 hypermarkets in GCC
gulfnews.com 01 Feb, 2016
Lulu Group plans to invest Dh1.1 billion on opening 11 new hypermarkets across the GCC this year, three of which will be in the UAE. Around 40 per cent of sales in 2015 came from the UAE, with the company expecting to see a 16-17 per cent increase in sales globally in 2016.


$1 Billion Electric Power Plant Planned for Northern Illinois
constructionequipment.com 01 Feb, 2016
Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) plans to open a state-of-the-art 1,100-megawatt natural gas-powered facility in the Three Rivers area of unincorporated Grundy County. The Three Rivers Energy Center construction start date is 2018 and CPV hopes the plant will be online in 2021. The company is in the process of requesting approvals from federal and state agencies.


Velcan advances 59 MW hydro power project in Indonesia
renewables.seenews.com 01 Feb, 2016
Velcan Energy’s subsidiary PT Aceh Hydro Power has been granted environmental permit for the 59 MW Meureubo 2 hydropower project in Sumatera, Indonesia. This permit is an important step towards the completion of all the necessary procedures for Velcan’s flagship project in Indonesia.


Europe lends $50m to expand wastewater treatment in Panama City
waterworld.com 01 Feb, 2016
The Republic of Panama has secured a $50m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for upgrading wastewater treatment services in its capital Panama City. Funds will be used to double the capacity of the Juan Díaz treatment plant from 190,000 m3/day to 380,000 m3/day. The planned expansion is in line with the government’s 2015-2019 five-year strategic plan that outlines an aim to have a better coverage of water.


ISOTeam bags seven contracts worth $16.68m
sbr.com.sg 01 Feb, 2016
ISOTeam has bagged seven new private and public sector contracts that together are worth $16.68m. The string of contract wins comprises two deals for SKK worth $1m and about $840,00; one deal for the Public Service Division Singapore worth $13.95m; another for LBD Engineering worth about $330,000; another for BHCC Construction worth $300,000; another with Sato Kogyo worth $160,000; and another for MCST Plan No 686 worth $100,000.


Rolls-Royce wins $2.7bn order from Norwegian Air
ft.com 01 Feb, 2016
Rolls-Royce has won a $2.7bn order from budget carrier Norwegian Air, for a package of new Trent 1000 engines and service support for 19 new 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The service support also includes care for engines that will power 11 previously-announced leased Boeing 787s, which are yet to enter service, taking the total of aircraft under Rolls-Royce’s service to 30.


US firm wins $339m ops deal for Lebanese power plants
tradearabia.com 31 Jan, 2016
Primesouth has won a five-year, $339 million contract from Lebanon’s Ministry of Energy and Water to operate and maintain the Zahrani and Deir Amar power plants. The two power plants have a combined power generation of 900 megawatts (MW), representing 40 per cent of total production.


Kuwait plans company to run refinery complex
tradearabia.com 31 Jan, 2016
Kuwait’s National Petroleum Company (KNPC) will set up a new company to run its planned Al-Zour refinery and petrochemical complex in the Middle East. The new company, KBRC, will also manage a planned permanent liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. The commissioning of the 615,000 barrel per day refinery is expected to start in November 2019. Contracts to build the 3 billion cubic feet per day LNG import terminal are expected to be awarded early this year.


Batelco completes global network expansion
tradearabia.com 31 Jan, 2016
Batelco has completed a major global network expansion project. The project allowed Batelco to grow its global business, ensure network diversity, avoid single points of failure, provide better country resiliency, and efficiently use international capacities. In 2015, Batelco formed strategic partnerships with high calibre companies such asdatamena, China Unicom, Airtel, Turk Telekom, and many others.


Thumbay Group Seeks To Invest In Nigerian Health Sector
leadership.ng 31 Jan, 2016
Thumbay Group has indicated interests in investing in Nigeria’s healthcare and health education sectors in deals that may run into billions of dollars. The group will be willing to invest in three key areas including establishment of Thumbay University and Teaching Hospital in Nigeria, training of medical doctors and other health personnel and ancillary businesses in the areas of supply of medical and surgical equipment, pharmaceuticals, special woods and establishment of diagnostic centres in key commercial cities.


Hyundai Rotem wins $440-M turnkey project in PH
mb.com.ph 31 Jan, 2016
Hyundai Rotem Co. has landed a contract to build a subway line and other necessary systems in the Philippines for $440 million. Under the deal signed with Universal LRT Corporation, a consortium led by Hyundai Rotem will build a subway line linking Quezon City North EDSA in Manila to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan, which is located in the northern part of the country. The contract also calls for the South Korean train maker to provide 108 subway cars, signaling, communications and power systems by the second half of 2019.


Kuwait awards $46m deal for Al Bidda roadworks
constructionweekonline.com 31 Jan, 2016
Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has awarded a $46m deal for roadworks in the country. The project will be carried out at Kuwait City’s Al Bidda Roundabout to ease traffic flow. Mushrif Trading and Contracting (MTCC) has won the contract. MTCC’s scope of work includes the construction fo a grade-separated interchange at a north-south axis along the coastal roads.


Ghana’s first ethanol plant to begin production
ghanaweb.com 31 Jan, 2016
Caltech Ventures, a cassava cropping and processing company at Hodzo, in the Ho Municipality, is to begin the production of cassava-derived ethanol by March this year. Kasapreko Company, (KCL), an indigenous alcoholic beverage producer, and a large importer of ethanol, holds 40 per cent shares in Caltech Ventures.


Wire Mesh plans $13.1M investment in Calhoun
thetandd.com 31 Jan, 2016
Wire Mesh Corp., a wire manufacturing and distribution company will invest $13.1 million over the next five years in Calhoun County. The investment includes about $1.8 million for the land and building and $11.2 million for machinery and equipment.


Canada opens new apparel R&D facility in Calgary
fibre2fashion.com 30 Jan, 2016
Western Canada’s first open-access apparel research and development facility officially opened in Calgary this week. This new state-of-the-art facility will provide businesses with services to test, design and manufacture innovative apparel products for the consumer apparel and industrial protective clothing markets, according to a Canadian Government press release. Western Economic Diversification Canada, through the Western Diversification Programme, invested close to $3 million to enable Olds College, in partnership with AGM Wear. (Alberta Garment), to establish the Apparel Innovation Centre. Through this support, the Centre was able to purchase product testing and prototype development equipment, as well as garment design hardware and software.


Arjuna Natural Extracts to set up shop in Brussels
thehindubusinessline.com 29 Jan, 2016
Arjuna Natural Extracts,a botanical extracts manufacturer, is set to strengthen its presence in the European market with a new operational base in Brussels. The company, known for its patented turmeric extract BCM-95, has customers across 40 countries globally.


GE Said to Invest $760 Million in Italian Research Centers
bloomberg.com 29 Jan, 2016
General Electric Co. plans to sign agreements to invest more than $760 million in research and development facilities in Tuscany, Italy. GE will spend more than 500 million euros on a center in Tuscany that will develop new gas turbines, and another 200 million euros on plants that will look at innovation for manufacturing processes.


Norwegian firms to invest $250 million in Sindh solar power plants
en.dailypakistan.com.pk 29 Jan, 2016
Norwegian companies plans to establish solar power plant in Sindh whose ground work will begin this year with an initial investment of US$250 million which may be raised further keeping in view Pakistan’s need for energy while a hydropower project will also by established in northern areas of Pakistan.


DuPont invests in the first Zytel HTN polymer production facility in Europe
materialsforengineering.co.uk 29 Jan, 2016
DuPont Performance Materials has invested in Zytel HTN PPA polymer capacity at its Uentrop facility in Germany. This will be the first Zytel HTN polymer production facility in Europe. Construction is already under way and the plant is expected to begin production in the summer of 2016.


Midco building $3 million facility in Rapid City
prairiebizmag.com 29 Jan, 2016
Midco, the telecommunications company will break ground on a new $3 million facility in February. The 22,000-square-foot building, which will be located in east Rapid City near Century Road, will hold Midco’s customer service center, warehouse, offices, engineering and networking equipment and a small TV production studio. Henriksen Inc., Malone Engineering Inc., Sperlich Consulting and The Century Companies, all Rapid City-based firms, are planning and building the facility.


Bethesda Butler opens expanded Hamilton hospital Monday
journal-news.com 29 Jan, 2016
The expansion of TriHealth’s Bethesda Butler Hospital, which includes 32 new private patient rooms, will open on 1st February, 2016. The project brings Bethesda Butler from its previous eight inpatient beds to a total of 46. Six of the 32 new patient rooms are intensive care units.


Singapore’s RedMart Is Raising $100M To Expand Its Online Grocery Service In Asia

techcrunch.com 29 Jan, 2016
RedMart, an online grocery company is close to raising a massive $100 million Series C round to expand its service across Asia. The new funding is expected to close in the next one or two months. The new financing will go towards expanding the company’s service into new markets in Asia, with Hong Kong likely to be the first port of call, potentially followed by Jakarta, Indonesia.


Vinci Airports signs MoU to expand two major airports of Iran
airport-technology.com 29 Jan, 2016
Vinci Airports has signed an MoU that aims to expand, renovate and operate the Mashhad and Isfahan international airports in Iran in 2016. The scope of the deal includes renovation of the existing terminal as well as the construction, design and operation of new terminals in order to increase the annual passenger handling capacity from 6.5 million to 34 million by 2020.


Profile extruder Bavarian Polymers expanding in Tennessee
plasticsnews.com 29 Jan, 2016
Bavarian Polymers Inc., an Vinyl profile extruder is spending $2.7 million to expand production capacity and warehouse space in Dickson, Tennessee, United States. The firm added two new extrusion lines in January and is slated to add two more in the second quarter and another two in the third quarter. The additions will boost Bavarian’s extrusion line count to 16 and lift its extrusion capacity to about 35 million pounds per year. The company is site planning and engineering for a 30,000-square-foot warehouse expansion that, when completed in March, will increase the firm’s total space to 95,000 square feet.


Lvivvodokanal obtains EUR 27.5 mln to upgrade wastewater treatment infrastructure, produce biogas
en.interfax.com.ua 29 Jan, 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) provide a financing package of EUR 27.5 million to Lviv city to implement a project on the upgrade of wastewater treatment in the city. The new project will enable municipal enterprise Lvivvodokanal to rehabilitate and upgrade the wastewater treatment infrastructure, install a biogas production capacity in the city. Technical assistance, necessary to accomplish the feasibility study and the environmental due diligence, is provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The total cost of the project is estimated at EUR31.5 million. Lvivvodokanal will finance up to EUR 4 million.


Barakah wins Sarawak gas pipeline contract
thestar.com.my 29 Jan, 2016
Barakah Offshore Petroleum Bhd has received a contract to install two gas pipelines under the Petronas Carigali-operated Baram Delta Gas Gathering Project 2 (Bardegg 2) and Baronia enhanced oil recovery project offshore Miri, Sarawak. Barakah Offshore Petroleum Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary company, PBJV Group Sdn Bhd, has received the 2016 work scope for the Transportation and Installation Of Offshore Facilities for Year 2014-2016. The two projects under the work scope are the 43km Bardegg and Baronia 24-inch pipeline from the TTJT-A wellhead platform to the Baronia B central processing platform (BNCPP-B) (tentative installation date is March 2016) and the 125km Bardegg and Baronia 24-inch pipeline from DNCPP-B to the E11RC platform (tentative installation date is May 2016).


Sadara Chemical plans to start up mixed-feed cracker in March
plastemart.com 29 Jan, 2016
The US$20 bln petrochemical joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical- Sadara Chemical, plans to start up its mixed-feed cracker in March. The Sadara mixed-feed cracker is scheduled to be commissioned in March and will ramp up to a feed of 85 million standard cubic feet per day of ethane and 50,000 barrels per day of naphtha. The Sadara complex is the largest petrochemical facility to be built in a single phase and comprises 26 integrated facilities. All facilities are scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2017.


Kadant (KAI) Receives $7M in Orders from Two North American Paper Producers

streetinsider.com 29 Jan, 2016
Kadant Inc. received orders totaling $7 million from two paper producers in North America for chemical pulping equipment and a recycled fiber processing line. The chemical pulping equipment will be used to recover chemicals in the kraft pulping process and the recycled fiber processing system for the production of linerboard. The orders are booked in the fourth quarter of 2015 and are expected to ship in 2016.


Meridian Specialty Yarn Group To Invest In New US Textile Plant
textileworld.com 29 Jan, 2016
Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc. (MSYG), a specialty yarn manufacturer in the United States and a leading producer of package dyed and space dyed yarn, announced a major expansion of its current manufacturing operations in Valdese, North Carolina. Construction will commence this winter. Completion of the project, which includes renovations to the company’s existing 152,000 SF plant, is expected by early winter, 2017.


27.5m for biogas plant in Ukraine
energylivenews.com 29 Jan, 2016
Ukraine is receiving a €27.5 million fund to build a biogas plant in Lviv. The money comes from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) alongside other institutions such as The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO).


American FlexPack expands plant
greenbaypressgazette.com 29 Jan, 2016
American FlexPack Inc., plans to add 40,000 square feet of production space and 3,300 square feet of employee space. Immel Construction has already started work on the project. The company produces single-use pouches and packaging for cosmetics, consumer samples, automotive products, restaurants and hospitality businesses. Its products are sold to companies as well as private label and contract packaging. The 3,300 square feet of employee space will include lunch and break rooms, an outdoor patio, locker rooms etc.


Lafarge Zambia commissions 100,000t Plug & Grind grinding plant at Ndola
globalcement.com 29 Jan, 2016
Lafarge Zambia has successfully commissioned a Cemengal Plug & Grind cement grinding plant in Ndola which will produce 100,000t/yr of cement and take the plant’s total capacity to 500,000t/yr. It has been constructed on available land within the Ndola plant. The plant will produce Supaset Cement and it will be exported to the Democratic Republic of Congo and other neighbouring countries.


Central Maine Power Proposes 550 MW Wind Transmission Project
nawindpower.com 29 Jan, 2016
Central Maine Power (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, has submitted the Maine Clean Power Connection (MCPC) in response to the request for proposals for clean energy and transmission issued in November 2015 by state agencies and utilities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The MCPC proposal will expand Maine’s bulk power transmission system to gather and transmit up to 550 MW of wind power. The project includes a new 345 kV substation near Johnson Mountain Township and a new 66-mile transmission line connected to the company’s existing grid in Pittsfield, Maine. Construction of the MCPC will be paid for by utility customers in the states that issued the RFP.


Construction begins on new hotel near ABIA
kvue.com 29 Jan, 2016
A ground breaking ceremony took place on construction of a new Hyatt Place Hotel near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on 28th January, 2016. The four-story hotel plans to achieve LEED Silver Certification and an Austin Energy Green Building Two Star Rating by maximizing building efficiency and limiting environmental impact. The Hyatt Place will have 139 rooms over 77,000 square feet, and is expected to open in spring 2017.


Group Germain Hotels Plans 2018 Opening of New Alt Hotel in the River Landing Area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
hospitalitynet.org 29 Jan, 2016
Group Germain Hotels is adding a new Alt Hotel to the dynamic River Landing area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2018. The 36-acre riverfront district already features attractive parks, pathways, amenities, residential developments, businesses, retail stores, restaurants and markets. In addition to the Alt Hotel, the 2.84-acre extension will feature a unique condominium development, as well as two properties housing a mix of office and commercial space. Construction begins in 2016.


New $3.5 billion Squamish ski resort gets green light
biv.com 29 Jan, 2016
The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office has given approval to the $3.5 billion Garibaldi at Squamish ski resort proposed by the Aquilini Investment Group and Northlands Properties. The project envisions a ski resort on Brohm Ridge, north of Alice Lake and just outside Garibaldi Provincial Park and it also includes a mix of residential and commercial development, including hotels and condominiums.


KY company to build new facility in Mayfield, create 10 new jobs
kfvs12.com 29 Jan, 2016
LSK Inc., an air-compressor parts manufacturer will invest more than $1 million to build a 10,800-square-foot facility in Mayfield to accommodate future growth. The additional space will allow the company to better supply its customers.


Swiss firm Bertschi opens S$45 million facility in Jurong Island, plans 2nd S$20m investment
straittimes.com 29 Jan, 2016
Bertschi, a logistics firm has opened a S$45 million facility in Jurong Island, as the company makes its first move into South-east Asia. Its services, which will cater to specialty chemical companies, include handling and storage for dangerous goods, isotank storage, blending, drumming and repackaging services.


Tarlac solar power plant commissioned
malaya.com.ph 29 Jan, 2016
PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (PERC)’s 50.07 MW Tarlac solar power project has been successfully synchronized to the Luzon grid and started to deliver power this week as part of its ongoing commissioning tests. The facility covers 55 hectares of industrial land within the Philippine Economic Zone Authority-registered Central Technopark in Tarlac and is operated by PetroSolar Corp., is a joint venture between PetroGreen Energy Corp. (PGEC) with 56 percent, and EEI Power Corp., 44 percent. PERC has so far spent P174 million for the project.


Work to begin next month on Arrowhead pipeline project
timesrecordnews.com 29 Jan, 2016
The city of Wichita Falls plans to run a pipeline from a wastewater treatment plant to Lake Arrowhead. The $30 million project is expected to dump 8 million to 10 million gallons of treated wastewater into the lake daily water. Construction for one phase of the project is to begin in mid-February. And if the current schedule holds, an engineering firm will be awarded the bid to do work on the second phase of the project on 2nd February, 2016.


Lions Dairy plans $40m plant upgrade
farmweekly.com.au 29 Jan, 2016
A $40 million redevelopment of its WA milk-processing operations over the next three years has been announced by Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) last week. The company claims it is looking at a comprehensive modernisation of its Bentley processing plant and a reorganisation of its product distribution to underpin growth in market share.


McDonald’s to launch 150 customized burger stores in China in 2016
reuters.com 29 Jan, 2016
McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) plans to launch 150 outlets in China in 2016. The company currently has 11 outlets on the mainland, including in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Beijing.


Nylacast to open China facility
oedigital.com 28 Jan, 2016
Nylacast, an engineering polymer firm is to open a new production facility in China following a £12 million funding deal from Santander Corp. & Commercial. The company supplies high performance engineering polymers and finished components to the oil and gas, offshore, food, packaging, pharmaceutical, construction and mining sectors in the UK and globally.


Chemical company planning $100 million Louisville expansion
insiderlouisville.com 28 Jan, 2016
Clariant Corp. plans to invest more than $100 million in a new state-of-the-art production line in Louisville. The company plans to move production of a product called the Ziegler-Natta catalyst from China to Louisville.


Anellotech begins construction for renewable chemical testing and development facility in Texas, US
chemicals-technology.com 28 Jan, 2016
Anellotech has begun construction of its development and testing facility (TCat-8) in Silsbee, Texas, US, for cost-competitive renewable chemicals from non-food biomass. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality granted the building permit to SHR on 20 January 2016. TCat-8 is set to be fully installed and operational during 2016. Anellotech and its R&D partner Ifpen together designed the 25m-tall unit, which will use a catalyst under joint-development by Anellotech and Johnson Matthey. As part of its collaboration with Anellotech, Ifpen will play a vital role in the commissioning and operation of the unit, leading to commercialisation and licensing of Bio-TCat technology by Anellotech’s partner Axens.


Hilton Worldwide targets Millenials with new midscale brand ‘Tru by Hilton’
ET 28 Jan, 2016
Hilton Worldwide has launched a new midscale brand called ‘Tru by Hilton’. The company has already signed 102 hotels, with an additional 30 properties under various stages of approval in cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Portland, Nashville and Chicago. The first Tru by Hilton hotel is expected to open by the end of 2016 in the U.S. A Tru branded property will have 98-rooms and has been designed to fit urban, suburban, highway and airport adjacent locations. The brand can also be adapted to dual-branded hotels.


FedEx details plans of $150M Greater Cincinnati expansion
bizjournals.com 28 Jan, 2016
FedEx plans to expand its Northern Kentucky hub and it will purchase 80 acres of land to construct a 355,000-square-foot expansion on its existing distribution center. The project will cost $150 million with $7 million spent on land, $70 million spent on the building and improvements and $73 million spent on equipment.


Arizona utility company plans to build solar power plant near Phoenix
kstar.com 28 Jan, 2016
Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) is planning to build a 40-megawatt solar plant in Pinal County. The Pinal County Planning and Zoning Commission has approved the proposal to construct and operate a 623-acre solar power plant. APS hopes to begin providing power around February 2017.


Solarcentury builds 4.7-MWp solar farm in Germany, eyes more
renewables.seenews.com 28 Jan, 2016
Solarcentury has built and sold a 4.7-MWp solar farm at Calvoerde in Sachsen-Anhalt state, Germany and is looking at more projects in that market. Solarcentury designed the Calvoerde system and managed the construction. It also secured the debt financing and an investor. The rights for the site are developed in partnership with Sybac Solar GmbH.


Huntley may spend $2.7 million to upgrade wastewater treatment plants
dailyherald.com 28 Jan, 2016
Huntley officials are considering more than $2.7 million in upgrades to two village wastewater treatment plants. The Huntley village board has authorized an $184,000 contract with Engineering Enterprises, Inc., for engineering services on both projects. The upgrades will take a year to complete, so construction shall begin by early summer of 2017.


Matrix awarded contract to build LNG tank for Eagle LNG plant
lngindustry.com 28 Jan, 2016
Matrix Service Inc., which is a subsidiary of Matrix Service Co., has won a contract for the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of a cryogenic LNG tank for the second Eagle Plant in Jacksonville, Florida, US. The tank will have a capacity of 1 million gal.


India’s Adani plans to invest $8b in Bangladesh: FBCCI
thedailystar.net 28 Jan, 2016
Adani Group is interested in investing $8 billion in Bangladesh’s energy sector. The company has already conveyed its plans for Bangladesh on different occasions over the last one year, and in the next 15 days will come with a formal proposal to the Board of Investment. Initially the company plans to invest $5 billion and also it plans to establish a gas pipeline from the Indian state of Orissa to Bangladesh, set up a liquefied natural gas-based power plant and invest in building the Payra deep-sea port in Patuakhali, Bangladesh.


Bell & Evans to build humane-focused hatchery
meatpoultry.com 28 Jan, 2016
Humane handling of poultry will begin at the hatchery at Bell & Evans, a processor of air-chilled poultry products. The company has signed an agreement with HatchTech and Viscon, both based in the Netherlands, to build the first humane animal welfare-focused chick hatchery at Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The hatchery will utilize MicroClimer Setters, HatchCare units and complete ventilation, cooling and heat distributor systems developed by HatchTech. Construction of the hatchery is slated for the spring and it is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2016.


Seven-story hotel coming to downtown Dayton
daytondailynews.com 28 Jan, 2016
Marriott has awarded a 115-room Fairfield Inn and Suites franchise to the Water Street development. The hotel, which will be located on the northeast corner of Monument Avenue and Patterson Boulevard, is the next piece in the overall Water Street District master plan. The seven-story hotel will complement the 50,000-square-foot office and retail building, the 215-apartment units currently under construction and the renovation of the historic Delphi building into 134-loft apartment units with first floor retail. Dublin, Ohio-based Crawford Hoying Development Partners and Dayton-based Woodard Development are working with international hotelier Shaner Hotel Group in the project. The project needs to obtain zoning and building permits as well as development agreements with the city of Dayton and Dayton Public Schools, a process expected to take a few months.


Construction on new Waikiki hotel could start in 2017
bizjournals.com 28 Jan, 2016
A new condominium-hotel project planned for the former Kyo-ya Restaurant site on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki shall start construction in the second quarter of 2017 and take about 18 months to complete. Best Hospitality LLC is currently developing conceptual plans for this property. The company proposes to demolish the existing buildings at the site to build the Park Kalia-Waikiki Condo-Hotel Project, a 26-floor, 350-foot high, 170-unit condo-hotel with a basement that will have a mechanical area and lower level automobile lift, as well as elevator areas. The project will also include a water feature, office, restaurants, a swimming pool, deck, fitness center, spa, pool bar and a wedding chapel.


CRMC announces 30-bed expansion
cullmantimes.com 28 Jan, 2016
Cullman Regional Medical Center’s construction on a 30-bed, 36,000 square-foot expansion will begin in January 2017. A fifth level will be added to the patient tower on the east wing, with the goal to open the new expansion in the fall of 2018.


Peak 10 announces third datacenter at Raleigh
channelworld.in 28 Jan, 2016
Peak 10, an IT infrastructure and cloud services provider has opened its third data center facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. The expansion is a direct response to the sustained demand for Peak 10’s managed services and data center solutions to support the Research Triangle region’s continued growth as a technology hub. The new facility contains 17,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space, a dedicated disaster recovery work area for customers and diverse redundant power feeds, and will provide 24/7/365 customer support—all aimed at helping businesses increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus their internal IT resources on core competencies.


H&M Plans to Open 425 More Stores
racked.com 28 Jan, 2016
H&M is slated to open a whopping 425 stores worldwide in 2016, with core growth in the US and China. The firm will open its first stores in New Zealand, Cyprus, and Puerto Rico in 2016. H&M ended the year with 3,924 stores in 61 markets, after opening 413 stores in 2015.


Clough awarded second hook-up contract for Ichthys LNG project
lngindustry.com 28 Jan, 2016
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) has awarded Clough a contract for the hook-up services on the Ichthys LNG project’s Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility. The Ichthys FPSO is a 336 m long, permanently moored and weather-vaning vessel. It is designed to hold more than 1 million bbl of condensate. The scope of work includes the preparation and execution of offshore hook-up and assistance to commissioning. Work will commence in 1Q16, with the mobilisation of engineering and technical teams to the DSME fabrication yard located in Geoje, South Korea before moving offshore in the Browse Basin, 200 km off the northern coastline of Western Australia.


Siemens wins 172MW in Ireland
windpowermonthly.com 28 Jan, 2016
SSE has ordered 36 3MW turbines for the 108 MW second of four phases making up the Galway Wind Park development in western Ireland. In July 2015, Siemens has been contracted to supply 22 3MW turbines to the first phase of the site. Financing for the €176 million development has been agreed in mid-January. Construction of the first phase continues and the second phase is expected to follow soon with completion expected in mid-2017. The second phase is being developed in conjunction with the forestry commission Coillte. Coillte and Bord Na Mona have also awarded Siemens a 64MW deal to supply the Sliabh Bawn project in western Ireland. Siemens will deliver 20 3.2MW turbines to the project. The joint developers arranged project financing on 27th January, 2016 for the €90 million development. Construction has started at Sliabh Brown, which is expected online in early 2017.


DJPL to invest Rs600m in production of new drugs
kathmandupost.ekantipur.com 28 Jan, 2016
Deurali Janta Pharmaceuticals Limited (DJPL) will invest Rs. 100 million in Divyam, a new division that manufactures drugs for liver and gastritis problems, while Rs. 500 million will be put in the production of injectable medicines. The company also plans to export the new drugs.


Sh18bn solar power plant for West Pokot
the-star.co.ke 28 Jan, 2016
Investors will set up a 200 MW solar power plant near Ortum in West Pokot county at a cost of Sh18 billion on 1,500 acres of land. The plant will be put up by Kenergy Renewables Company and it will be developed in phases, with the first phase expected to generate 80 MW.


Lenders pool $525M for 330-MW power plant in Zambales
business.inquirer.net 28 Jan, 2016
A consortium of banks led by Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has pooled $525 million in funds to partly finance a new 330 MW coal power plant being developed by the local unit of American power firm AES Corp. in Zambales. The plant is scheduled for completion in 2019.


Punj Lloyd climbs 8% on Rs. 2,780 crore contract
indiainfoline.com 28 Jan, 2016
Diversified EPC conglomerate, Punj Lloyd announced winning 459 km of the 48″ dia TANAP Gas Pipeline in Turkey worth Rs. 2,780 crore in JV with Limak (50-50 share). Awarded to the JV by TANAP Dogalgaz iletim A., Punj Lloyd’s value of the project amounts to Rs. 1,390 crore. TANAP, The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project, will be built to transport natural gas emanating from the South Caucasus Pipeline Company (SCPC) pipeline in Georgia and terminating into the Trans¬ Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Greece.


Japan’s JGC wins $355m gas plant project in Bahrain
asia.nikkei.com 28 Jan, 2016
Japanese engineering firm JGC won a $355 million contract to design and build a midsize gas plant for Bahrain National Gas. The facility will recover for export liquefied petroleum gas and naphtha from associated gases released when extracting crude oil. The plant is slated for completion by September 2018.


Tanzania to install 10,000 biogas plants by 2017
esi-africa.com 28 Jan, 2016
In East Africa, Sh9 billion has been earmarked for biogas plants by the governments of Tanzania, Netherlands and Norway. The funds are for the implementation of a two-year Tanzania Domestic Biogas Project (TDBP) aimed at rural communities across the country. The project to be implemented through the TDBP at the centre for agricultural mechanisation and rural technology is being managed by the Netherlands-based humanity organisation, Hivos. TDBP is targeting to design, build as well as install 10,000 biogas plants by the end of 2017.


Erlanger Plans to Build New Children’s Hospital
wrcbtv.com 28 Jan, 2016
Erlanger plans to build the first phase of the multi-million dollar facility on third street across from the Health Department. The new hospital will include an Outpatient Children’s Hospital, Inpatient Children’s Hospital, new Women’s Hospital with a NICU follow-up clinic. The first phase will focus on the $35 million dollar, 90-thousand sq. foot Outpatient Center that will treat more than 100 thousand kids each year. Construction will be strated this fall and it will take about 18 months to complete.


Dalata Hotel Group in new deal for four hotels
rte.ie 28 Jan, 2016
Dalata Hotel Group has agreed a deal to buy the leasehold interest of four hotels for an enterprise value of €40m. The four hotels are the Gibson Hotel Dublin, the Croydon Park Hotel in Croydon, the Clarion Hotel Cork and the Clarion Hotel Limerick. As part of the deal, the hotel group will also take over the management of the Clarion Liffey Valley Hotel in Dublin under a short term management contract. The hotels are currently operated as part of the Choice Hotel Group. The deal will give the hotel group a further 960 bedrooms in Dublin, Cork and Limerick which are all experiencing strong growth in the recovering Irish economy. Dalata plans to invest €14m over the next two years in refurbishing the hotels in Cork, Limerick and Croydon. The four hotels will also be rebranded to Clayton Hotels, increasing the Clayton portfolio to 18 hotels.


Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Subsidiary Awarded $90 Mln Contract For U.K. Waste-to-Energy Power Plant Project (NYSE:BW)
wallstreet.org 27 Jan, 2016
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, has been awarded a contract for more than $90 million to design, manufacture and build a waste-to-energy power plant near Haresfield, Gloucestershire, U.K. B&W Volund has been awarded the contract by a joint venture of Urbaser and Balfour Beatty. The facility will treat municipal and commercial and industrial waste to supply 14.5 MW of electricity. The scope of the work includes the plant’s combustion system and air-cooled DynaGrate, fuel handling equipment, steam boiler island, steam turbine-generator, water treatment system, piping, valves and air systems, burners and other plant equipment. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019.


Williams Landing shopping centre to expand
starweekly.com.au 27 Jan, 2016
Williams Landing shopping centre is to get a $6.5 million extension with construction expected to start in coming months. The expanded shopping centre, owned by Cedar Woods Properties, will feature an additional 1,200 square metres of ground-floor retail space and a 106-place childcare centre.


Tatas focus on Dubai with new office
thehindu.com 27 Jan, 2016
Tata International has opened a new office in Dubai to further its business interest in the region, as well as to support the business expansions of several Tata Group companies. The company’s Dubai office premises, based out of DMCC free zone, will serve as a hub in the MENA region and will be shared by a number of Tata Companies, namely Tata Sons, Titan, TCE, Tata Elxsi, Tata Interactive and York International.


NARENCO open solar power facility in Allendale County
wrdw.com 27 Jan, 2016
National Renewable Energy Corporation (NARENCO) is planning to invest more than $85 million to establish a solar power facility in Allendale County. The facility will produce renewable solar energy from photovoltaic panels sized at 70 megawatts of alternating current and it will be operational by 2017.


Finland-based Pöyry wins tunnel engineering contract for Norway’s Follo Line
railway-technology.com 27 Jan, 2016
Condotte has appointed Finnish consulting and engineering firm Pöyry to carry out rock and tunnel engineering to build a section of the Follo Line in Oslo, Norway. Under the deal, Pöyry will carry out most of the design needed for 5.5km of tunnels close to Oslo city centre, 4km of which is for high-speed rail traffic. The line will have a total length of 20km and is designed for trains to run at up to 250km/h, serving an estimated 150,000 passengers daily after its completion in 2021.


PlanMyMedicalTrip to expand base to Dubai, Thailand
hindubusinessline.com 27 Jan, 2016
Enthused by a recent round of angel funding, PlanMyMedicalTrip.com, a platform offering global patients access to affordable specialised medical care in India and Turkey, plans to expand its base to Dubai and Thailand by the end of 2016.


C&K Plastics to expand into Rockdale County
rockdalecitizen.com 27 Jan, 2016
C&K Plastics, a specialty thermoforming firm plans to expand into Rockdale County at an investment about $6 million. The company will initially hire about 30 people, with the workforce eventually expanding to 60 or 65 jobs, including manufacturing, supervisory and administrative positions.


Premier Inn plans to expand hotel
thewestonmercury.co.uk 27 Jan, 2016
Premier Inn will extend its hotel in Hutton Moor Road, next to the Pavilion Beefeater restaurant. The extension will be over three floors, with the bedrooms on two floors, above car parking spaces and it will have an 85 per cent occupancy rate and therefore bring 14,000 additional visitors to Weston.


Britcon wins £2.3m Kemira contract
insidermedia.com 27 Jan, 2016
Britcon has been appointed on a £2.3m civil engineering and construction package for Kemira Chemicals UK’s new £13.8m product line. The work is part of Kemira’s expansion at its 34-acre plant in Bradford. Engie Fabricom has designed the new facility. Britcon started on site last month and expects to complete works for handover by summer 2016.


Siemens bags first offshore wind order in Finland
greentechlead.com 27 Jan, 2016
Siemens announced its offshore wind order from Finland. As per the order, Siemens will supply, install and commission 10 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 4 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 130 meters, for the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The company will start installation of the wind turbines in the summer of 2017. The operations are expected to start by autumn 2017.


Thyssenkrupp wins EPC contract to build fertiliser plant in Indiana, US
chemicals-technology.com 27 Jan, 2016
Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) has secured a contract from Midwest Fertilizer Company to provide engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and related services to build a $2bn nitrogen plant in Indiana, US. Construction on the plant is expected to start after finance closure, and to be complete by 2020. After completion, the plant will produce Ammonia, Urea, Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN), and Diesel Exhaust Fluid.


Raisio to build a bioenergy plant in Finland
globenewswire.com 27 Jan, 2015
Raisio Group will build a 9.5 MW bioenergy plant in its industrial area in Raisio. The value of the investment is approximately eight million euros. The new plant will be fuelled with locally produced wood chips from forestry societies and other suppliers. Construction work is scheduled to begin in winter 2016 and the facility will be launched during the spring 2017.


Israel-based auto parts maker to open eastern Indiana plant
newsobserver.com 27 Jan, 2016
Omen USA plans to begin operations in Richmond by the end of this year. The company initially plans to invest $16 million to renovate and equip a 76,000-square-foot facility and to invest an additional $7 million by 2021. The die-casting company will manufacture aluminum parts for drivelines, steering components and oil pumps at the facility.


Highway commission OKs $33.8 million Arkansas project
washingtontimes.com 27 Jan, 2016
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a $33.8 million bid for improvements on Interstate 440 near the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. The Kiewit Infrastructure South Company of Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded the bid for the project. The plan calls for the rehabilitation of 2.8 miles of Interstate 440 between Bankhead Drive and the Arkansas River bridge. Construction shall begin in the next two to four weeks, depending on the weather. The project is expected to be complete by the middle of next year.


FG To Set Up 100 Primary Healthcare Centres In 3 Months
channelstv.com 26 Jan, 2016
The Federal Government of Nigeria has concluded plans to set up one hundred Primary Health Care Centres across the country within the next three months. The plan is to provide each ward in the country with self-sufficient healthcare centres in line with global best practices.


Plans to build £21 million mental health facility in Nottingham gets the green light
nottinghampost.com 26 Jan, 2016
The mental healthcare facility, based in Foster Avenue, Woodthorpe, has been announced in October last year and recently received planning approval from the city council. The centre will include 24 bed facility for children and adolescents as well as support for families and other patients and it is expected to be complete by late 2017. The project has been funded by Nottinghamshire Healthcare, which provides mental health services across the county.


Keep-It Self Storage Proposes New Facility for Grass Valley, CA
insideselfstorage.com 26 Jan, 2016
Keep-It Self Storage intends to build a 32,000-square-foot facility in Grass Valley, California. The proposal is scheduled for review this week by the Grass Valley Development Review Committee. The application calls for 12 storage buildings on a 2.13-acre site at the southeast corner of Charles Drive and Loma Rica Drive.


Medical-marijuana startup Vireo raising $31.5M to expand into more states
bizjournals.com 26 Jan, 2016
Vireo Health is seeking $31.5 million in equity financing as it prepares to expand into between 17 and 20 more states. In November, Vireo announced it will expand into developing cannabis-based drugs for Food and Drug Administration review. The business will use some of capital from the ongoing round to fund research in that area.


Food packaging manufacturer chooses Missouri for first U.S. facility
bizjournals.com 26 Jan, 2016
Brodrene Hartmann A/S has selected Rolla, Missouri, for the site of its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The company, maker of molded-fiber egg packaging and manufacturers of machinery for producing molded-fiber packaging, will invest $30 million in the 334,000-square-foot facility. The new plant will produce molded-fiber egg cartons and it will consist of 100-percent recycled newspaper sourced from the Midwest and distributed nationally.


Surlean Foods to expand facility
meatpoultry.com 26 Jan, 2016
Surlean Foods, a manufacturer of customized food for restaurant chains, plans to expand its Dallas production facility as part of a capital improvement project that will cost more than $8 million. The plant will have an added culinary R&D center with a customer presentation area as well as enhanced quality assurance capabilities. The project is expected to be completed in July.


Hyatt Centric to Expand Internationally in Uruguay, Japan
internationalmeetingsreview.com 26 Jan, 2016

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is poised to take its Hyatt Centric brand global. The first international Hyatt Centric hotel is slated to open in mid-2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay, followed by the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The 178-guestroom Hyatt Centric Montevideo, Uruguay will have over 1,100 square feet of flexible meeting space. Expected to open in early 2018, the 164-guestroom Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo will occupy the top 10 floors of the 12-story commercial building tentatively known as the Ginza Asahi Building owned and under development by Asahi Shimbun. The hotel will offer dining and a bar with terrace seating, meeting space and a fitness center. In addition, three Hyatt hotels in California, Utah and Texas are moving under the Hyatt Centric brand.


Sugar Company to Set-Up Shs221 Billion Power Plant
allafrica.com 26 Jan, 2016
Mayuge Sugar Industries will start the construction of a Shs221b sugarcane waste electricity generation plant in three months. Shareholders will contribute 35 per cent of the money whereas the balance will be raised through debt financing. Once complete in two years, the plant will generate 23 Mega Watts, which is equivalent to 2.6 per cent of Uganda’s current installed generation capacity. The company will sell one unit of power to the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company at Shs330.


Salina considering second water treatment faility
salina.com 26 Jan, 2016
A second water treatment facility south of the city that will cost between $32 million and $37 million is being considered by the Salina City Commission. The city’s water supply consists primarily of 15 wells at the downtown well field. The city’s water comes from the underground aquifer and from surface water from Smoky Hill River.

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