International Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

H B Fuller to set up adhesives facility in Indonesia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solvay plans to set up hydrogen peroxide plant in Russia

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

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

China group to build Zimbabwe coal power plant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lafarge Africa Plans 220mw Power Plant In Ogun 22 Jul, 2015
Lafarge Africa Plc has constructed 220 MW power plant at Ewekoro, Ogun, that will commence operations in October. The project worth $400 million is executed in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Wartsila. The IFC will provide financial and advisory services for the project through its Global Infrastructure Project Development Fund, InfraVentures, while Wartsila will build and manage the power plant.

BRIEF-Kuyumcukent Gayrimenkul signs partnership agreement to construct apartments 22 Jul, 2015
Kuyumcukent Gayrimenkul has signed an partnership agreement with Buyuk Arti Insaat to construct 76 apartments. 20 apartments will be sold by the partnership.

China starts building its largest solar plant 22 Jul, 2015
China has begun constructing the 200 MW solar power plant spread over 2,550 hectares in the Gobi desert, Mongolia, Qinghai province.

Juwi starts work on 558-kW solar power plant in Pretoria 22 Jul, 2015
Juwi Renewable Energies has started construction of a 558 KW photovoltaic power plant in South Africa. The company is handling engineering, procurement and construction of the plant located on the Pretoria campus of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Juwi’s power plant will begin power generation from the end of August. The company will also provide operations and maintenance services on the facility for three years from the time it becomes fully operational.

Major multi-modal industrial and logistic center to be set up in Vitebsk Oblast 22 Jul, 2015
President of Belarus signed Decree No. 334 for the creation of a major multi-modal industrial and logistic center in village Bolbasovo, Vitebsk Oblast, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader that process raw materials, to transship cargoes, coordinate the interaction between different modes of transport, and provide the conditions for the short-term and long-term storage of goods. The document is aimed at developing the logistics system of the country and Implementation of the decree will increase the inflow of foreign exchange earnings and tax payments, create at least 400 jobs. The decree shall enter into force one month after its official publication.

Construction underway on $899 million natural gas-fired power plant in eastern Ohio 22 Jul, 2015
A Ceremonial groundbreaking for Carroll County Energy is held on 21st July, 2015 near Carrollton, about 70 miles southeast of Cleveland for the construction of nearly $900 million natural gas-fired power plant in eastern Ohio. The plant will create half the carbon dioxide of a similar coal-fired plant and less than 10 percent of the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in December 2017.

Singapore’s SSR C-Solar to build Clark Green City power plant 22 Jul, 2015
SSR C-Solar Power Inc. is developing a solar farm under a P1-billion commitment in line with the Clark Green City master plan under a 25-year lease agreement with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). The first solar panels are to be installed in a 25-hectare leased property with the initial output of 20 MW or 20,000 KW of solar farm. The construction will start in the last quarter of 2015.

SNC-Lavalin awarded contract to build natural gas plant in Maryland 22 Jul, 2015
SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to build a natural gas plant that has a 755-megawatt facility, in Prince George’s County, MD of United States. The cost of the project will be between $825 million to $875 million to build. 700 jobs are expected during construction and the plant will require more than 20 employees once it opens in 2018.

GLP to set up $7 bln fund to expand logistics facilities in Chna 21 Jul, 2015
Global Logistic Properties Ltd (GLP) plans to set up its second China-focused logistics infrastructure fund with seven investors, and aims to invest up to $7 billion in the sector in the next four years. The company’s new fund, CLF II, is expected to develop 13 million square meters of facilities, and GLP will start acquiring land later this year and commence construction in April 2016.

New BRICS bank opens for business in Shanghai 21 Jul, 2015

The new BRICS bank opened for business in Shanghai. The so-called emerging BRICS countries are made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and their New Development Bank has been seen as a challenge to the Washington-based International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

500kW solar plant set up on slope of expressway 21 Jul, 2015
Moriguchi Landscape Lab has built a solar power plant with an output of about 500 kW in Fukusaki-cho, Japan on the slope of Chugoku Jukan Expressway. About 2,000 solar panels manufactured by Panasonic Corp are set up on 5,800 square meters of area.

Solar plant in Cadiz to operate in December 21 Jul, 2015
The proposed 100 MW solar power plant by Soleq Holdings in Hacienda Paz, Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City will be operational in December. The additional 32.5 MW is expected to be operational by March 15, 2016.

KFIA airport in Saudi Arabia to build new terminal 21 Jul, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd International Airport (KFIA) will establish and run a private aviation terminal with XP Jet America. The project is expected to be completed in two years. The terminal will comprise a special aviation building, which can hold more than a dozen airplanes, north of the royal pavilion at KFIA in Dammam.

Enterprise to expand & build new petrochemical pipeline 21 Jul, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners is expanding and modifying two Gulf Coast petrochemical pipelines and also building a new third pipeline. The new projects will take its polymer grade propylene distribution pipeline system length to 587 miles and connect to more than 30 petrochemical facilities. The company will convert the 149 mile North Dean pipeline from refinery grade propylene to polymer grade propylene by January 2017. The second project will convert the 263 mile Lou-Tex pipeline between Sorrento and Mont Belvieu from chemical grade propylene to carry polymer grade propylene. It has also proposed setting up of a new 10 inch refinery grade propylene pipeline running 65 miles from Sorrento to Breaux Bridge, both in Louisiana and is expected to be in service by 2017.

Govt to Set Up New Agric Institute 21 Jul, 2015
Government of Rwanda will establish the new Rwanda Agriculture Practical Training School in Karama, Bugesera District. The college will focus on practical training to improve research and extension services, noting that these are key to ensure sustainable agriculture development and wealth-creation.

Harworth: Multi-million pound ‘employment park’ development set to create up to 3,500 jobs 21 Jul, 2015
Multi-million pound plans to build an employment park to the south of Harworth, England shall create up to 3,500 new jobs and boost the local economy by an estimated £500m. Plans for the 2.5m sqft employment park are submitted to Bassetlaw Council this week.

Yingli to build solar power plant in China 21 Jul, 2015
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy Company Limited is selected to develop and construct a 50 MW solar power plant in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China.

LG CNS wins solar power plant deal 21 Jul, 2015
LG CNS Corporation will build a 33 MW solar power plant in Japan. The company has won a 130 billion deal to establish the Imaichi solar power plant in the Oita prefecture over the next two years. Earlier in June, LG CNS has signed an agreement to team up with Sonnedix for projects in Central and South America.

Construction to start on 110MW Ashalim solar power plant in Israel 21 Jul, 2015

Abengoa and Shikun & Binui have closed the non-recourse project financing for the 110 MW Ashalim solar thermal power plant in Israel. Construction work on the $1bn project in Western Negev Desert is expected to begin by the end of this month. The non-recourse project financing is secured from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the European Investment Bank as well as from local commercial lenders Bank Leumi and Bank Hapoalim. The Israel Electricity Corporation will buy the energy generated from the plant under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

New transmission line for Canadian power to NE wins support in Vermont 21 Jul, 2015
A plan to run a 1,000 MW power line down Lake Champlain and across Vermont to bring Canadian power to southern New England is getting key support in the Green Mountain State. The company had reached agreements with four state agencies, three towns and the state’s largest power company, Green Mountain Power.

China’s State Grid to construct longest transmission line in Brazil as part of Belo Monte hydroelectric project 21 Jul, 2015
The State Grid Corp. of China has been awarded a contract to build and operate a second transmission line as part of Brazil’s massive Belo Monte hydroelectric power complex. The US$2.2 billion line will be an 800kV, 2,550-kilometer-long that will run from the 11.2-GW Belo Monte in north Brazil to Rio de Janeiro in the southeast. The deal also includes the construction of two new substations. Belo Monte has a completion deadline of 2018, though developer Norte Energia filed a request for a construction extension this past June.

CSU Receives Gift to Build New Equine Hospital 21 Jul, 2015
A $10 million gift from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation is launching plans at Colorado State University (CSU) to build a state-of-the-art equine hospital that will be designed to enhance the university’s ability to teach veterinary students, promote discoveries in equine medicine, and provide specialty veterinary care for horses. The facilities will total 180,000 square feet at a projected total cost of $47 million.

BASF and Petronas to build polyisobutene plant in Malaysia 21 Jul, 2015
BASF and Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new production facility for highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF Petronas Chemicals Sdn Bhd, in Kuantan, Malaysia. The plant with a total annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons of HR-PIB, is expected to start production in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Fresh plan to build huge new 24-hour Tesco megastore in Plymouth 21 Jul, 2015
The Tesco superstore in the South West shall be built in Plymouth. The plan is to build a massive new Tesco store with 745 car parking spaces over two storeys, a bus waiting area and a major shake-up of the Crownhill Road junction. The development will also have included 12 shops and a cafe anchored by a ultra-modern Tesco Extra.

Fibracast breaks ground on new Canadian manufacturing plant 21 Jul, 2015
Fibracast Inc has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new manufacturing facility in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that will produce its patented FibrePlate hybrid membrane for water treatment and reuse.

R&P (Pte.) Ltd. and Hop Zenith Chemical Trading Enters into MOU on Forming a Joint Venture Compounding Plant in China 21 Jul, 2015
R&P Ltd. and Shanghai Hop Zenith Chemical Trading Co. Ltd., have entered into a MoU with the intention to form a joint venture (“JV”) company in China to produce, distribute and market Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO) compounds, both locally and abroad, to the automotive sector in Asia-Pacific region.

RTF to construct new facility for AgBiome 21 Jul, 2015
The Research Triangle Foundation will construct a new 30,000 square-foot facility that will be occupied by biotechnology company AgBiome. The facility, part of Research Triangle Park’s incubator space The Lab, is expected to be completed in December of this year and will include office space, laboratories and a greenhouse complex. The lab is approximately 90 percent occupied, with about 25 companies throughout its 75,000 square feet of lab and office space.

Atlantic to develop 220-kW solar project in Ontario 21 Jul, 2015
Atlantic Wind and Solar is developing a 220 KW peak solar power plant in Ontario, Canada. Atlantic has received formal notice of commercial operation from Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the electricity market operator of Ontario, which was the final step ahead of the construction and grid-connection of the project. The project comprises a fixed array of 1,023 multicrystalline modules of 255W each. Also IESO has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Atlantic under which it will be purchasing output from the project at 71.3 cents per Kwh.

Glens of Antrim Potatoes invest £1.25m in a second factory which could create up to five new jobs 21 Jul, 2015
Glens of Antrim Potatoes has invested £1.25m in a second factory which shall create up to five new jobs. The project has been funded by Danske Bank and a PMG Grant Scheme from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

P&W Railroad to invest $455,691 grant in Worcester rail yard 21 Jul, 2015
Providence & Worcester Railroad has been awarded $455,691 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for improvements to the Wye track at the Southbridge Street yard in Worcester. The grant is one of five totaling about $2 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2015 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). Catania Spagna Corp. in Ayer is awarded $500,000 for rail siding, track expansion and unloading improvements for Pan Am Railways. The three other grant recipients are, MWRA – Fore River Railroad Corp. ($500,000) in Quincy for track and capacity upgrades at Fore River Shipyard; Borden & Remington Corp. ($383,910) in Fall River for Massachusetts Coastal Railroad improvements; and Pioneer Valley Railroad ($175,045) in Westfield for new rail siding at the Railroad Distribution Services facility.

Disaster-proof telecom tech to be set up in Central Visayas 20 Jul, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology-7 is set to come up with P10.7-million, a higher version of emergency telecommunication signal technology that will be installed all over Central Visayas, Philippines. The Movable and Deployable ICT (information and communications technology) Resource Unit (MDRU) is about the size of a 12-foot long shipping container and is equipped with an array of communications equipment, servers, and data center functions

Government to set up special cancer treatment centres 20 Jul, 2015
The government will set up four special cancer treatment centres to increase access to quality care in Kenya. The public-private sector funded centres will see cancer patients have better access to affordable specialised treatment

Benin to develop 120MW thermal power plant 20 Jul, 2015
The Benin Electric Energy Company (SBEE) has issued a prequalification notice for the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a 120MW thermal power plant on the site of Maria Gleta. SBEE has set the closing date for all bid submissions for 10 September 2015. The contract will be funded by the West African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank. Interested bidders can tender for either one or two of the available lots. The first lot involves the design, supply and installation of a thermal power engine dual fuel (gas HFO) 120MW and the second lot is for the operation and maintenance of a thermal power engine dual fuel (gas HFO) 120MW.

Ozamiz 300-megawatt coal-fired plant to break ground by end of August 20 Jul, 2015
The 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant of Ozamiz Power Generation, Inc. is scheduled to break ground by the end of August. The plant will be developed in two phases, the first involving two units with 100-MW capacity each, while the third 100-MW unit will be constructed a year after the initial two are completed. The first phase is targeted for completion by 2017. The estimated project cost has yet to be presented by the proponent, but a coal-fired power plant usually costs $1.5 million to $2 million per MW.

7-acre solar plant comes to Montezuma 20 Jul, 2015
Macon County is opening of a new solar plant in Montezuma. The 7-acre plant was completed in April and cost around $2 million. It has 7,000 modules or panels and is owned and financed by WGL Energy. It is installed by Radiance Solar. This plant is part of an initiative by Georgia Power.

Richmond Hospital opens pediatrics unit 20 Jul, 2015
Richmond Hospital Foundation has inaugurated a new short-stay paediatrics unit in Richmond, Virginia. The five bed unit has separate rooms for cleaning and medical supplies, a front desk for a nurse as well as a television and waiting room for family members. The unit also includes new, special paediatrics equipment such as cardiac monitors and an automated pharmacy system.

Huntington Ingalls Unit Wins $106M Contract from U.S. Navy 20 Jul, 2015
Huntington Ingalls Industrie’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $106 million contract from the U.S. Navy. The work on this contract will begin immediately and is expected to continue through Sep 2019. The contract will cover engineering, design, configuration management, integrated logistic support, database management, research and development, modernization and industrial support to the U.S. submarine force. If all options are exercised, the total value of the contract will go up to $564 million.

CarMax looks to set up shop in Wayne 19 Jul, 2015
The State Farm site on Route 23 north may finally see new life as a popular used car seller proposes to construct a showroom in Wayne Township. CarMax has applied to construct a 40,000-square-foot store in addition to a service building as well as a non-public car wash and detail center. It is also seeking approval to allow for a bigger sign that stands higher along with a smaller fence and wall for the front yard and taller lighting in the parking lot.

Eastern Petroleum unit budgets P13B for three biomass facilities in Visayas, Mindanao 19 Jul, 2015
Caraga Renewable Energy Corp. is working on a 23.5 MW biomass power plant in Agusan del Norte, Philippines that will serve as its maiden project. The company is also looking at two more biomass projects one each in Visayas and Mindanao. The cogeneration plant in Visayas is estimated to produce 18 MW of power and 100,000 liters of ethanol that will entail an investment of about P5 billion.

Hearing set on Beach Co. plan for private sewer plant for Kiawah River Plantation 19 Jul, 2015
The Beach Co. is to build a sewer plant before it can develop the 2,000 acre Kiawah River Plantation on the southern end of Johns Island, but it’s been years since such a facility has been approved. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, the regional planning group that must approve new wastewater treatment plants, is holding a public hearing on the company’s proposal.

HLH buys US$2.2m equipment to set up new cassava starch production line 20 Jul, 2015
HLH Agriculture (Cambodia) Co, has inked an agreement with Tidecom Technology Co to buy US$2.23 million worth of equipment to process cassava starch in Cambodia. The equipment will be used to set up a new production line to produce up to 120 tonnes of cassava starch per day for the export market. The production line, to be located in HLH’s plantation in Cambodia, is scheduled to be operational by the next quarter.

Construction starts on Sheffield biomass power plant in UK 20 Jul, 2015
UYE (UK) has commenced construction on £30m biomass power plant in Sheffield, UK which has been funded by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Equitix. GIB is a main contributor to the Equitix managed Energy Savings Investments fund, which is investing £14.6m into the facility. An additional £15m of private capital has been raised from Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) for the project. Planned to be built in the Holbrook area, the facility will generate more than 6.5MW of green energy and supply it over 6,700 houses and commercial properties. The project, which is expected to be completed in March 2017. Kantor Energy is the EPC principal contractor, while VAS Energy Systems International is supplying biomass boiler and flue gas cleaning systems.

Masdar to help build solar, wind parks in Seychelles 20 Jul, 2015
Masdar will help the Seychelles install wind and solar farms. Masdar has already assisted the country in building a 6-MW wind park in the capital Victoria, which is the Seychelles’ first renewable energy project. It is funded through a USD-28-million grant from the state-owned Abu Dhabi Development Fund. Now, Masdar will also support plans to construct a solar power plant in the Seychelles.

R&P and Hop Zenith to form JV for Chinese compounding unit 20 Jul, 2015
R&P and Shanghai Hop Zenith Chemical Trading have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for floating a joint venture to set up a unit in China for production and distribution of Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO) compounds for the automotive sector across the Asia-Pacific. The manufacturing unit under the joint venture is likely to begin with an installed capacity of 15kta. The duo plans to raise the output to 50kta within after five years.

Echo Entertainment wins $2b bid to build Brisbane casino 20 Jul, 2015
An Echo Entertainment-led consortium has turned the tables on James Packer’s Crown Resorts by winning a $2 billion bid to build a casino resort in Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf precinct. Echo is developing the project with Hong-Kong based business partners Chow Tai Fook and Far East Consortium. Collectively it is known as the Destination Brisbane consortium. The trio beat a combined bid from Crown and China’s state-backed property developer Greenland Group.

Africa to Set Up Disease Control Centre 20 Jul, 2015
Africa is expected to establish a continental Centre for Disease Control as part of its fight against communicable diseases that have retarded countries’ growth. The CDC will be formed by December this year.

Disaster-proof telecom tech to be set up in Central Visayas 20 Jul, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology-7 is set to come up with P10.7-million, a higher version of emergency telecommunication signal technology that will be installed all over Central Visayas, Philippines. The Movable and Deployable ICT (information and communications technology) Resource Unit (MDRU) is about the size of a 12-foot long shipping container and is equipped with an array of communications equipment, servers, and data center functions

Government to set up special cancer treatment centres 20 Jul, 2015
The government will set up four special cancer treatment centres to increase access to quality care in Kenya. The public-private sector funded centres will see cancer patients have better access to affordable specialised treatment

Benin to develop 120MW thermal power plant 20 Jul, 2015
The Benin Electric Energy Company (SBEE) has issued a prequalification notice for the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a 120MW thermal power plant on the site of Maria Gleta. SBEE has set the closing date for all bid submissions for 10 September 2015. The contract will be funded by the West African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank. Interested bidders can tender for either one or two of the available lots. The first lot involves the design, supply and installation of a thermal power engine dual fuel (gas HFO) 120MW and the second lot is for the operation and maintenance of a thermal power engine dual fuel (gas HFO) 120MW.

Ozamiz 300-megawatt coal-fired plant to break ground by end of August 20 Jul, 2015
The 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant of Ozamiz Power Generation, Inc. is scheduled to break ground by the end of August. The plant will be developed in two phases, the first involving two units with 100-MW capacity each, while the third 100-MW unit will be constructed a year after the initial two are completed. The first phase is targeted for completion by 2017. The estimated project cost has yet to be presented by the proponent, but a coal-fired power plant usually costs $1.5 million to $2 million per MW.

7-acre solar plant comes to Montezuma 20 Jul, 2015
Macon County is opening of a new solar plant in Montezuma. The 7-acre plant was completed in April and cost around $2 million. It has 7,000 modules or panels and is owned and financed by WGL Energy. It is installed by Radiance Solar. This plant is part of an initiative by Georgia Power.

Richmond Hospital opens pediatrics unit 20 Jul, 2015
Richmond Hospital Foundation has inaugurated a new short-stay paediatrics unit in Richmond, Virginia. The five bed unit has separate rooms for cleaning and medical supplies, a front desk for a nurse as well as a television and waiting room for family members. The unit also includes new, special paediatrics equipment such as cardiac monitors and an automated pharmacy system.

Huntington Ingalls Unit Wins $106M Contract from U.S. Navy 20 Jul, 2015
Huntington Ingalls Industrie’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $106 million contract from the U.S. Navy. The work on this contract will begin immediately and is expected to continue through Sep 2019. The contract will cover engineering, design, configuration management, integrated logistic support, database management, research and development, modernization and industrial support to the U.S. submarine force. If all options are exercised, the total value of the contract will go up to $564 million.

CarMax looks to set up shop in Wayne 19 Jul, 2015
The State Farm site on Route 23 north may finally see new life as a popular used car seller proposes to construct a showroom in Wayne Township. CarMax has applied to construct a 40,000-square-foot store in addition to a service building as well as a non-public car wash and detail center. It is also seeking approval to allow for a bigger sign that stands higher along with a smaller fence and wall for the front yard and taller lighting in the parking lot.

Eastern Petroleum unit budgets P13B for three biomass facilities in Visayas, Mindanao 19 Jul, 2015
Caraga Renewable Energy Corp. is working on a 23.5 MW biomass power plant in Agusan del Norte, Philippines that will serve as its maiden project. The company is also looking at two more biomass projects one each in Visayas and Mindanao. The cogeneration plant in Visayas is estimated to produce 18 MW of power and 100,000 liters of ethanol that will entail an investment of about P5 billion.

Hearing set on Beach Co. plan for private sewer plant for Kiawah River Plantation 19 Jul, 2015
The Beach Co. is to build a sewer plant before it can develop the 2,000 acre Kiawah River Plantation on the southern end of Johns Island, but it’s been years since such a facility has been approved. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, the regional planning group that must approve new wastewater treatment plants, is holding a public hearing on the company’s proposal.

P450-M corn seed processing facility up in Pangasinan 18 Jun, 2015
A $10 million corn seed processing plant has been inaugurated in Salvacion village, Pangasinan, Philippines.

MGM to build $100M venue to lure artists to Las Vegas 18 Jul, 2015
MGM Resorts International plans to build a $100 million, 5,300-seat theater at its Monte Carlo casino-hotel in Monaco, Europe. The theater is expected to open by the end of 2016.

New road link plan for £80 million Jack Nicklaus golf course 18 Jul, 2015
The vision for a new link road for an £80 million golf complex near Stonehaven, Scotland has been unveiled. Designers FM Group has revealed the plans for a new road which will give the proposed Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship Golf Course easier access to the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road.

Century Properties builds first hotel 18 Jul, 2015
Century Properties Group is planning a new hotel ‘Novotel Suites Manila’ brand under the internationally renowned AccorHotels group of companies, is a four-star hotel set to rise as the sixth and last tower of CPG’s Acqua Private Residences. Novotel is to come up in Philippines which will rise 41 storeys high with 149 residential units and 310 hotel suites in 2019.

Grosvenor submits plans for the Peninsula London 18 Jul, 2015
Plans have been submitted with Westminster City Council for a new 190 room hotel, to be known as The Peninsula London. Joint venture partners Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, are proposing a new landmark at 1-5 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia in the West End of London. Designed by Hopkins Architects, the new building will replace the existing offices at the site.

Home decor store coming to Fairlawn Plaza 18 Jul, 2015
A new Red Door Home Store will open in Fairlawn Plaza, United States at the end of the month. The store will have some furniture, but its main focus is on decorative items and “finishing touches.” That includes dry floral arrangements, children’s items like stuffed animals, unusual pieces like hourglasses and magnifying glasses, small bird cages (intended to be used as candle holders), baskets, lanterns, urns, linens and even parent- and child-sized aprons.

Alberta Technology Center construction to begin by early August 18 Jul, 2015
City officials are planning a new Technology Center in Alberta, Canada. The City Council awarded a $1.97 million construction contract to low-bidder J.T. Harrison Construction Co. Inc. Work is set to begin by early August with construction being complete by January 2016.

Monsanto opens new Wheat Technology Center 18 Jul, 2015
Monsanto has opened a new center in Filer to serve as the company’s core U.S. wheat breeding research and development facility. The new Seminis Vegetable Seed Co. facility will be used to conduct research and develop new wheat cultivars.

CHS unveils Munroe Regional Medical Center plan 18 Jul, 2015
The Community Health Systems plans to sink more than $100 million into Munroe Regional Medical Center’s main campus are now being unveiled. The multi-phased plan, which will be concluded in late 2018, includes a 90-bed tower, emergency room renovation and expansion, relocating the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, and renovating the obstetrics and imaging departments.

Work on Iran-Pakistan pipeline to begin in September 18 Jul, 2015
Work on the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is expected to begin in September. The project is planned for completion over the course of 30 months. Pakistan can receive Iranian gas in 2017 after establishing the pipeline. Under the agreement that has signed between Iran and Pakisthan, Pakistan has to lay down pipeline 700 KM, which may take over two years.

Peninsula looks to build its first London hotel 17 Jul, 2015
Peninsula Hotels’ parent company has filed with London city officials for the luxury hotelier’s first property in the city. The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, along with Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, are seeking to break ground on a site in London’s Hyde Park Corner in 2017. The Peninsula London would have 190 rooms and as many as 28 apartments.

Evonik Industries awards contract to expand Alabama chemical plant 17 Jul, 2015
Hargrove Engineers & Constructors has secured a contract with Evonik Industries to provide services for expansion of the latter’s manufacturing facility in Theodore, Alabama, US. The $100m expansion involves the addition of a new production plant for an agrochemical intermediate, process plant structure, off-gas and waste water collection tank farm, raw materials, and product tank farm. The scope of work under the contract also includes loading / unloading stations, plant-specific utility systems and environmental treatment systems. The initial equipment and materials are scheduled to arrive at the site by early August.

Mitsubishi Chemical looks to merge three chemical units 17 Jul, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (MCHC) is looking to merge three of its chemical companies by April 2017, to boost competitiveness. The company is planning to integrate Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), Mitsubishi Plastics (MPI), and Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC) into one company. MCHC intends to commence a detailed feasibility study in this regard soon, with plans to complete it by the end of March 2016.

New downtown hotel planned in Visalia 17 Jul, 2015
The Visalia City Council plans to issue a request for proposals to build a new hotel adjacent to the convention center in downtown. The city will invite developers to bid on bringing in a major hotel name on city-owned property east of the convention center.

Vattenfall plans 5-MW solar project in southwestern Wales 16 Jul, 2015
Vattenfall plans to develop a solar photovoltaic system with capacity up to 5 MW peak close to its Parc Cynog wind farm at Carmarthenshire in southwestern Wales. The company will be submitting proposal for the project to the Carmarthenshire County Council towards the end of September

Turkey opens privatization tenders for two power plants 16 Jul, 2015
Turkey’s Privatization Administration has opened tenders for the privatization of a combined cycle and gas turbine power plant in Aliaa in the Aegean province and a gas plant in Bursa in northwestern Turkey. Final bids will be taken for the Aliaa Power Plant on October 1 and for the Bursa Power Plant on October 15. The bid security price has been set at $10 million for Aliaa and $15 million for Bursa. The privatizations are planned to be completed by 2020.

oOh! creates a ‘digital first’ for new major shopping centre 15 Jul, 2015
oOh!media will build New Zealand’s first full-motion digital banner capable of displaying full motion creative, as part of its contract to create the most advanced digital advertising network for Auckland’s, the NorthWest Shopping Centre. The new 27,000 sqm shopping centre is set to open this October that includes approximately 100 specialty stores, a Farmers department store and a Countdown supermarket. oOh! will also install 22 retail panels including its latest generation digital and static panels, all of which are NFC and QR Code enabled so advertisers can engage with shoppers beyond the panel via their mobile phone.

New store to build 100 jobs for Coffs 15 Jul, 2015

A New Masters Home Imprevement store about 11,000sq m will open in Coffs Harbour in August with more than 35,000 products on sale. Masters Home Imprevement store has dedicated garden section, extensive bathroom and kitchen display area with design and installation services for customers. Masters is designed to compete with Wesfarmers’ Bunnings stores in the fight for the $45 billion home improvement market, but has only captured 2 per cent of the market.

Local-foreign consortium to build Mongla port jetties 15 Jul,2015
A local-foreign consortium will build two key port jetties at the Mongla seaport in Bangladesh at a cost of US$ 52.75 million by Sikder Group and Gmaps tie-ups. And the terminal capacity is expected to be around 70,000 TEUs and 240,000 tonnes for containers & cargo for each jetty. Contract signing between the Mongla Port Authority (MPA) and the Sikder Group-Gmaps consortium may take place within September. To construct jetties it takes 30 years and profits sharing will be 40:60 for MPA and constorium respectively. Each jetty will be around 183 metres in length and 40m in width, with an area of 22 acres.

Solix Technologies expands its European Operations

IRIS 15 Jul, 2015
Solix Technologies Inc has announced an expansion of its business operations by opening a new office location in Paris to serve as headquarters for its Southern European operations and Northern European operations will continue to be based out of the United Kingdom. Solix ILM solutions help companies improve the performance of enterprise applications, meet compliance objectives, reduce infrastructure costs and enhance enterprise analytics.

New £10bn Sellafield nuclear power plant 15 Jul, 2015
Venture group is planning a new £10 billion power plant, for which the site at Moorside, near Sellafield in Cumbria has been confirmed. It will see three nuclear reactors with a combined output of 3.4 GW constructed on the land which is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Work will start in 2017 with a target date of 2024 for the first of three reactors starting to produce power. The other two will follow in 2025 and 2026.

Windlab proposes 1.2 GW wind-plus-PV complex 15 Jul, 2015
Windlab is keen on building a 1.2 GW, that entails 600 MW wind farm and a 600 MW solar PV facility at Kennedy Energy Park in north Queensland, Australia countering an existing proposal for a coal power station at the same site. The plant will be delivering nearly baseload power for a price of some AUD 100 per MWh.

Another Mini-Hydro Plant for Manicaland Next Year 15 Jul, 2015
Nyangani Renewable Energy (NRE) has started the construction of its $7 million, 2.72 MW mini hydro plant in Manicaland, Zimbabwe which is expected to be completed by January 2016. The new mini hydro will add to the existing three stations known as Duru, Nyamhingura and Pungwe Hydro Power plants in the same province.

Navy, Georgia Power to co-develop 30 MW solar project 15 Jul, 2015
The Department of the Navy (DON) will partner with Georgia Power to develop a 30 MW solar farm at a naval submarine base in the US state of Georgia. The two parties have signed a real estate outgrant that marks the start of a new collaboration in renewable energy. The project at the Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) Kings Bay will require a total investment of about USD 75 million. Construction is set to begin later this summer, with completion scheduled for next year.

Chinese firm to set up garment factory in Senegal 15 Jul, 2015
C&H Garment Company has signed an MoU with the Agency for the Promotion of Investments and Major Works (APIX) to set up a garment manufacturing factory at Diamniadio industrial park in Senegal, Africa that entails investment about $25 million. The factory will be operational by June 2016.

Mars Inc. to build new candy-making plant 15 Jul, 2015
Mars Inc. plans to build a new, $100 million candy making facility in Kansas, United States. Work on the new 90,000 square-foot facility will start next week and to be completed by late 2016.

Ste-Anne looks for partners to build new sports complex 15 Jul, 2015
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue is checking to see if neighbouring municipalities would consider supporting the creation of a new sports complex to serve the region. The city aims to check for any available grant programs and if there are opportunities for public-private partnerships. Ste-Anne has land available north of Highway 40. City launching its preliminary analyzes for a sports complex.

City council mulling deal to build new Parmalat milk processing plant 15 Jul, 2015

Winnipeg City Council is to approve the sale of city owned land on the outskirts of Manitoba’s capital for a new milk-processing plant. Parmalat, a multinational dairy and food company have agreed in principal to contribute more than $5.5 million to service land for the plant in St. Boniface, Winnipeg. The new plant will replace the current aging one in St. Boniface.

DCU Center, city paying to build restaurant space at center 15 Jul, 2015
The city of Worcester and the DCU Center have hired, SMG as the contractor to build out a new restaurant space inside the center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Who will run the restaurant and what kind of food it will serve is yet to be determined. The restaurant is scheduled to open in mid-September.

80 unit apartment building proposed in Allentown 15 Jul, 2015
An 80 unit apartment building on its existing 12 acre of land is being proposed by developer Abe Atiyeh at the intersection of Lehigh and Union streets in Allentown, Pennsylvania. With 250 parking spaces now on the property and about 60 spaces that will be added for the apartment building. A new parking lot will also be constructed.

$300M business park on I-10 corridor 15 Jul, 2015
Irwin Pasternack will develop a $300 million industrial business park at Interstate 10 and 83rd Avenue, Phoenix. The project shall include industrial buildings as large as 1.5 million square feet as well as retail space. Pasternack has already owned 142 acres for the project and recently acquired an additional 72 acres from Lehman Brothers for $7.7 million.

Best Western unveils new hotel in Solo, Central Java – Indonesia 15 Jul, 2015
Best Western International has unveiled a new hotel in Solo, Central Java in Indonesia. The Best Western Premier Solo Baru’s Ruby Convention Hall can handle up to 2500 people and is complemented by eight other function rooms, each of which can accommodate 200-300 delegates.

Keefer Lake resort to expand 15 Jul, 2015
A wilderness resort development shall have a major economic boost for Cherryville. The applicant is proposing to construct an 11-room lodge, including a lounge and restaurant, retail space, administrative offices etc., at Keefer Lake Wilderness Resort in Canada.

Sempra Unit to Build NatGas Pipeline System For Mexico Power Plant 15 Jul, 2015
Sempra Energy was awarded a $108 million natural gas transportation contract by state-owned Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for a power plant in Chihuahua scheduled for completion in early 2017. The project to be built includes a header facility with 3 Bcf/d capacity and a 14-mile pipeline with 1.13 Bcf/d capacity that would supply gas to CFE’s Norte III combined-cycle generation plant. The pipeline is to interconnect with three new pipelines into the country, Gasoductos de Chihuahua, Tarahumara and Samalayuca-Sasabe. Sempra Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB de CV (IEnova) won the contract through its Gasoducto de Aguaprieta S. de RL de CV subsidiary, which signed the 25-year capacity deal with CFE.

Sandfire Resources to build $40m solar plant at WA copper mine 15 Jul, 2015
Sandfire Resources is planning a $40 million DeGrussa mine solar power station project in Western Australia. Construction of the 10.6 MW solar power station will start later this month. The solar array at DeGrussa will use 34,080 solar panels covering 20 hectares.

Vinacomin plans $1.8 bln thermal power plant 14 Jul, 2015
Vinacomin plans to build a $1.8 billion 1,200 MW thermal power plant at Dong Hoi industrial zone in Vietnam’s central region under an agreement signed between the group and the provincial Government of Nghe An. Construction shall be started by October 10, 2015 for completion and operation in 2020.

MK Dons plan training facility in Northamptonshire 14 Jul, 2015
MK Dons have revealed plans to build a training facility with 20 football pitches in Northamptonshire, England. It will include four first-team, 11 academy, three community and two 3G artificial pitches. The plan will be submitted to South Northamptonshire Council at a later date.

Zambia to import power, build new plants to stem shortages 14 Jul, 2015
Zambia will begin importing power and push forward with construction of new generation plants to stem electricity shortages. Zesco, a power company is to import of 100 MW of electricity to ease a power deficit of 560 MW. Zesco is due to commission a 120 MW Itezhi-tezhi power station in August and a private firm the 150 MW Maamba coal-fired plant in November and a 150 MW hydro-electric power station is also planned.

AFC to Co-Develop U.S.$ 120 Million Singrobo Hydro Power Plant 14 Jul, 2015
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed a joint development agreement with Ivoire Hydro Energy SA (IHE) for the development of the 44MW Singrobo hydroelectric power plant (Singrobo) in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa. AFC has been appointed as a co-project developer and financier and will work with other developers to complete detailed technical studies, finalize the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), participate in procuring the engineering, procurement and construction contractor, lead the processes for preparing project costs, and oversee the final environmental and social Impact assessment studies. The project will have a 35 year take or pay PPA with Ci-Energies, Cote d’Ivoire’s public utility company under the management of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Products.

IPL breaks ground on 20MW storage facility for MISO ancillary services 14 Jul, 2015
AES Corp subsidiary Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) began the construction on its 20 MW lithium ion battery storage facility in Indiana. The facility will add reliability to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) power grid by providing ancillary services to balance variations in supply and demand. The project is expected to be online by June 2016.

Solar farm facility will be near Unifi plant 14 Jul, 2015
The owner of a proposed Yadkinville solar farm is moving forward with plans for a 3.5-megawatt facility that will be built close to the 1-megawatt solar farm that recently opened at Unifi Inc.’s manufacturing plant. The state Utilities Commission awarded Dec. 2 a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Yadkinville Solar LLC, which is owned by O2energies. O2energies plans to sell the energy generated by the solar farm off Old U.S. 421 to Duke Energy Carolinas LLC. The solar farm represents a $12 million investment and about 60 jobs during the six-month construction period.

Fanik community in Shirak to have dairy and fruit processing enterprises 14 Jul, 2015
The rural community of Fanik in the northwestern Armenian province of Shirak will have enterprises to process dairy products and fruits before the end of this year. The repairs of an enterprise for processing of dairy products are underway and is expected to come into operation in the autumn.

Vecoplan awarded contract to build feedstock processing system 14 Jul, 2015
Vecoplan has executed a fixed price contract with Fulcrum BioEnergy, to design, engineer, install and commission a municipal solid waste (MSW) feedstock processing system for Fulcrum’s Sierra BioFuels Plant. Fulcrum has secured long-term MSW feedstock agreements with its waste services partners and has entered into long-term fuel and product off take agreements with Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines.

THAICO, Singapore investors form JV to build solar plants in Thailand 14 Jul, 2015
Thai Appliance Industry Co (THAICO) has inked a MoU with Pacific Star (China Holdings) and Asiatic Group (Holding) to build 10 solar power plants at Nakhon Sawan, Lampang, Kanchanaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan in Thailand with an investment of 3 billion baht. The investment will be made through a joint venture firm, Thaico Energy Co Ltd, in which THAICO holds 60 per cent and Pacific Star and Asiatic Group hold the other 40 per cent. The electricity from plants will be sold to the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) and 70 per cent of the profit will be given to the co-operatives. The project is expected to reach the break even point within 7 years.

Burger King to build new restaurant in Swansea 14 Jul, 2015
A Burger King restaurant will be built in front of the existing Rural King at 2801 N. Illinois, Swansea, United States. The project has been groundbreaked on 14th July, 2015.

City to build new treatment plant 14 Jul, 2015
The city of Atchison will spend $8 million on a new water treatment facility in Kansas, United States. The new system shall be in place by 2016.

Qatari-Spanish JV win QR1.6bn contract to build new economic zone 14 Jul, 2015
A joint venture between Qatar-based UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC) and Sacyr has been awarded a QR1.69 billion contract to develop a special economic zone near Hamad International Airport, Doha. Qatar. The consortium had been awarded the design and construction package by Manateq, an organization set up by the Qatari government to develop economic zones across Qatar. The site is expected to be completed in phases, with the first sector completed by March 2017, and the others developed in 2018 and 2019.

Site for new nuclear power plant in west Cumbria confirmed 14 Jul, 2015
NuGen has officially signed a contract with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the Moorside site next to Sellafield. The site in west Cumbria where the new nuclear power station is set to be built has been confirmed. The site is suitable for the construction of three reactors. Site studies will continue at Moorside in the autumn and will feed in to detailed planning and site layout work.

GMR bids for five airports in Philippines 13 Jul, 2015
GMR Megawide is among six groups that are bidding to develop, operate and maintain five airports in Philippines under public private partnership projects worth $2.4 billion. Prospective bidders have to submit pre-qualification requirements for the bundled airport projects under PPP program by July 27. These PPP projects involve the development, operations and maintenance of the five regional airports.

Heineken opens brewery in Myanmar 13 Jul, 2015
Heineken has opened a USD 60 million brewery at Hmawbi township outside the capital Yangon in Myanmar which has a total capacity to produce 330,000 hectolitres per year.

Royal Enfield motorcycle plans Paris to Bogota expansion 13 Jul, 2015
Eicher Motors Ltd, which acquired Royal Enfield, has opened exclusive dealerships in Bogota and Medellin, with plans for two more this year in Colombia. These outlets will also carry clothing and accessories as part of a plan to project a lifestyle image, with more stores being planned for London, Paris and Madrid. The company will spend Rs.500 crore this year on land for a new factory, enhancing as many as 480 retail outlets, and on its technical centre in the UK.

Govt approves $2 bln coal-fired power plant 13 Jul, 2015
ACWA Power International and Taekwang Power have received the Vietnamese Government’s approval to develop the $2 billion 1,200 MW Nam Dinh 1 coal-fired power plant. Construction is slated to start as early as this year and the plant will use domestic coal in its first phase.

Cuba to build wind farms with foreign cash 13 Jul, 2015
Cuba plans to build seven wind farms financed by foreign investors at an investment of about $US600 million.

Honda sets up first car plant in Africa 13 Jul, 2015
Honda Motor Co has begun passenger car manufacturing operations in Nigeria, Africa at an all-new plant set up within the existing Honda motorcycle plant. The plant has an annual production capacity of 1,000 units.

Sewage plant upgrade a key to North Lismore plans 13 Jul, 2015
The Lismore City Council is set to award a $300,000 contract for the design of an upgrade to the South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant in Australia.

New ibis Styles Hotel planned for Glasgow opening this autumn 13 Jul, 2015
Ibis Styles hotel in Glasgow, Scotland will feature 101 bedrooms over eight floors, as well as a bar for guests. It has received a £7m investment for the development. The BDL Hotels will take full responsibility for the venue’s operations when it opens its doors this autumn.

Developer seeks to build apartment complex 13 Jul, 2015
Blue Ridge Companies is to build an eight-building, 324 unit apartment complex on Orange Avenue in the Roanoke Valley, southwest Virginia. The first phase of five buildings contains 216 apartments and shall be done in 15 or 16 months and the second phase will follow as demand allows.

sPower begins work on 45 MW PV plant 13 Jul, 2015

Sustainable Power Group, also known as sPower has started its 45 MW Sandstone Solar project in Florence, Arizona. The plant is scheduled to commence commercial operations by the end of this year. It will sell the electricity it produces through a 21 year PPA between sPower and Arizona public utility Salt River Project (SRP). The Sandstone project will comprise more than 182,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules supplied by China’s JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd and installed by US firm Swinerton Renewable Energy.

Ground breaking for bioethanol project 13 Jul, 2015
ArcelorMittal has entered into a letter of intent to construct a bioethanol facility from waste gases produced during the steelmaking process at ArcelorMittal’s steel plant in Ghent, Belgium costing about EUR87 million. There will be two construction phases, phase one providing an initial capacity of 16 kt of ethanol per annum by mid-2017; and phase two stepping it up to 47 kt by 2018.

Renewable Energy Generation to Build Wind Farm 13 Jul, 2015
Renewable Energy Generation has gained planning permission for a 9 MW wind farm in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.

Juwi To Develop 140 MW Wind Energy Project 13 Jul, 2015
Juwi will develop a 140 MW wind energy project in South Africa that has been awarded to Enel Green Power. The project will have 46 wind turbines and will be spread over a 5,500 hectare site in the Northern Cape Province. The project is expected to achieve financial closure in Q1 2016, while construction is expected to commence in Q2 2016, and commercial operation of the project is expected to begin in Q2 2018.

Amazon to build a wind farm 13 Jul, 2015
Amazon Web Services (AWS) will build and operate a 208 MW wind farm in North Carolina’s Pasquotank and Perquimans counties

Dupont’s (DD) Unit Invests in New Processing Facilities 13 Jul, 2015
DuPont Performance Polymers has installed a 3D Suction blow-molding machine and a 450 ton injection molding machine in Asia-Pacific. The capability has been installed at Utsunomiya Technical Center (UTC) in Japan, in alliance with Itochu Systech Corporation. The new 450-ton injection molding machine and a 3,800 square-foot DuPont Shanghai Innovation Center are co-located in the China R&D Center.

Kidz Holding to build new theme park in Riyadh 13 Jul, 2015
Abdul Rahman Saad Al-Rashid and Sons has signed a deal with Lebanese group Kidz Holding to develop a new edutainment theme park in capital Riyadh. The property, due to open in the first quarter of 2017, will also serve as a launch pad for Abdul Rahman Saad Al-Rashid and Sons, as it plans to implement a total of seven projects in phases spread over the next decade. The projects will be looking at an investment worth of SR500 million, spanning over 10 years.

Aboitiz Power subsidiary Hedcor, Inc. to develop hydroelectric power plants 12 Jul, 2015
Aboitiz Power subsidiary Hedcor, Inc. plans to develop 5 hydroelectric power plants and also aims to increase its annual generation capacity to 2 billion KWH by 2020..

Contract approved in Highway 6 expansion project 12 Jul, 2015
The Sugar Land City Council members’ is set to approve this week a $500,000 contract to expand Highway 6 from Brooks Street to Lexington Boulevard in Texas. The design contract with Brown & Gay Engineering includes provisions for roadway design, drainage improvements, utility relocation, traffic signals, signage and pavement markings, landscaping, a cost estimate for construction and a detailed construction schedule. The completion of design is scheduled for next year. The final design is expected in about eight months and the construction is being managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) and is set to begin by the middle of next summer.

KeTTHA proposes membrane technology mobile water treatment plant for S’gor 12 Jul, 2015
The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry (KeTTHA) is proposing to build a 3 million litres of water a day mobile water treatment plant using membrane filtration technology in Selangor, Malaysia.

New subway lines eyed for Tokyo 12 Jul, 2015
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to construct two subway lines directly linking central Tokyo and two developing destinations, the Rinkai waterfront area and Shinagawa Station in Tokyo, Japan.

Superior Farms opens new lamb processing plant 11 Jul 2015
Superior Farms has opened a new lamb processing facility in Dixon, California. Designed by the company’s own operations team, the plant shall process a single lamb in 28 minutes, essentially cutting the time in half. The company can humanely harvest up to 1,400 lambs per day in its 50,000 sq. ft. plant and is expected to be fully operational at the end of August.

Contract awarded for new Port of Camas-Washougal building 11 Jul, 2015
The Port of Camas-Washougal has awarded a $2.24 million contract to Team Construction to construct Building 17 at Steigerwald Commerce Center. Team Construction is expected to begin building the 24,300 square-foot facility in August.

600 MW coal-based power plant is to be completed by 2017 12 Jul, 2015
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is working in Gawadar package of mega project that consists of 600 MW coal-based power plant, construction of Gawadar Port Eastbay Expressway, Pakisthan-China Vocational and Training Institute, Break Water at Gawadar Port, capital dredging for additional channels, necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, its supply and distribution, 300 bed China Pakistan friendship hospital, infrastructure development of industrial areas, the construction of new Gawadar international airport. All these projects shall be completed by the end of December 2017.

Entergy beginning work on $30 million transmission system upgrades 12 Jul, 2015

Entergy New Orleans has begun the technological upgrades to the electric power transmission system along the base of the Mississippi River levee at Monroe Street and Leake Avenue in the Riverbend neighborhood in Uptown New Orleans costing about $30 million.

Ann Arbor gas station submits plans to build new retail store 12 Jul, 2015
The Circle K gas station in Ann Arbor in Michigan, United States is to build a new station on the current site. Quatro Construction submitted the plans on behalf of the Circle K gas station that call for the 2,360 square-foot building to be torn down and a new 3,394 square-foot retail store to be built on the site. The plans are currently being reviewed by City of Ann Arbor planning staff.

Retaj plans new hotel in Makkah 12 Jul, 2015
Retaj Hotels & Hospitality has revealed plans for a new hotel in Al Azizya Al Chamalya in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The new Retaj Al Rayyan Nahdy will feature 658 rooms and suites with an accommodation capacity of 3,000 guests.

PDO to build solar plants 11 Jul, 2015
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) plans to build 1,021 MW ‘Miraah’ solar plants in South Oman. The project will generate an average of 6,000 tons of solar steam daily for oil production, dwarfing all other solar Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) installations. The full-scale project will comprise 36 glasshouse modules and will break ground this year with steam generation from the first glasshouse module in 2017.

Plans to build a cancer research centre 11 Jul, 2015
University of Toronto Mississauga is to establish a cancer research centre, that has received nearly $6 million in funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Research Fund and UTM. The centre hopes to develop new therapeutic compounds that will target cancers such as leukemia and glioblastoma.

Stena Line and the Port of Rotterdam makes busniess deal 11 Jul, 2015

Stena Line and the Port of Rotterdam have collaborated to build a second berth at the Stena Line terminal at Europoort, Netherlands as part of a 27 million Euro investment. The work to develop the new berth, with a length of 212 m and 6.30 m draft, will start shortly and is expected to be completed in Q1 2017. The current berth will then be renewed and both berths are planned to be operational by January 1, 2018.

Premier Inn plans five story hotel 11 Jul, 2015
Premier Inn plans to open a new 110-bedroom, five-star hotel at an investment of £10m at Parkway shopping centre, Newbury and also plans an additional 5,500 rooms by the end of 2015.

HEC to set up 5 new universities in next three years 11 Jul, 2015
Higher Education Commission (HEC) plans to set up five new universities and thirty six campuses in the next three years. Islamabad Government has earmarked 71.5 billion rupees during the current fiscal year for the higher education.

KP govt allots land for setting up first oil refinery 11 Jul, 2015
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government plans to install the first oil refinery in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakisthan. The six companies including, SPEC, PSO, Shezad International, Bin Ziyad group and Khyber Refinery, are in row for the installment of the oil refinery. The KP Government has allotted the land in Khushal Garh area of Kohat to SPEC for the installation of the province’s first oil refinery. The total cost of the refinery, with the refining capacity of 4000 BPD, is $700 to $800 million. The SPEC will develop the project in three phases and initially invest $250 million.

Pakistan, China working on a power plant in Muzaffargarh 11 Jul, 2015
Pakistan and China are working together to build a 120 MW power plant from coal and sugarcane husk in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan. The project is likely to be completed by February next year at a cost of Rs. 27 billion. The unit will be added to the national grid with the help of Multan Electric Power Company.

Scatec to build a solar power plant in Mali 11 Jul, 2015
Scatec Solar is to build, own and operate the 33 MW solar power plant in Mali, West Africa costing about $58 million. The company has signed an agreement for the purpose with Ministry of Energy and Water, Mali, and the state-run utility Electricité du Mali (EDM). The project is being developed in partnership with IFC InfraVentures, World Bank’s project development fund, and the local developer Africa Power 1. Scatec will own 50 percent stake while IFC InfraVentures will hold 32.5 percent and Africa Power 1 will hold 17.5 percent stake in the project. Financing is expected to be closed by the end of this year.

Neda approves new infra projects 10 Jul, 2015
The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) on 15th July 2015, approved new infrastructure projects that is the re-alignment of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Expressway Project, Phase II from the Domestic Road to the Paranaque River/Electrical Road helps reconciling the increasing need of motorists and the service capacity of the roads over the course of time. The cost of alignment transfer will be P2.04 billion sourced from the national budget. Neda also approved the change in scope of the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway (Slex) Link Road Project costing P223 million.

PC Home Online to set up e-commerce platform 10 Jul, 2015
PC Home Online has joined forces with Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) to set up an e-commerce platform. After spending US$3 million on developing systems and operations, PC Home (Thailand) will launch its consumer-to-consumer e-commerce platform in September with the goal of achieving more than 5 million product listings in its first year.

Wipro to buy Denmark-based design firm Designit 10 Jul, 2015
Wipro Ltd has acquired Denmark-based Designit for $95 million in a bold attempt to strengthen its presence in the digital space.

San Miguel spending $800M to put up 2 cement plants 10 Jul, 2015
San Miguel Corp. is investing around $800 million to build two new cement manufacturing plants. One of the plants will raise at cement affiliate Northern Cement Corp.’s existing facility in Pangasinan and the other in Quezon province in Philippines. Each of the plant will have an annual production capacity of 2 million tons and cost $400 million each. The first plant will be completed by June 2017 and the other by end-2017.

Wapda to install 2 turbines on Neelum-Jhelum for 968 MW 10 Jul, 2015
The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is planning to install two small turbines of 40 MW on the Neelum Jhelum for 968 MW, to meet the forecast reduction in the project’s hydropower generation capacity owing to the construction of India’s Kishanganga Hydropower project.

Hume Coal announces plans to build Southern Highlands mine 10 Jul, 2015
Hume Coal plans to build an underground coal mine in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, Australia. Plans for the project will be submitted to the New South Wales Government for approval.

Regents approve new UWL Science Labs Building 10 Jul, 2015
The UW System Board of Regents has approved to build a new science building on the UW-L campus, La Crosse, Wisconsin United States that will house 35 new classrooms and labs for a variety of science programs offered by the university. The regents approved the design and construction of the new 188,000 square foot building costing about $82 million. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2016 with the building opening by winter 2018.

Diamond Power Infrastructure Limited Bagged an Export Order
HBL 10 Jul, 2015
Diamond Power Infrastructure Limited has bagged an export order to supply cables worth USD 14.5 MN for Iraq. The order has to be executed from September 2015, in subsequent 8 months.

Elio Motors raises $19M in crowdfunding to build three-wheeler 10 Jul, 2015
Elio Motors has raised $19 million in crowd funding commitments to help build its affordable three-wheeler. Elio Motors has received nearly $1 million in non-binding commitments from interested investors every day. The company is working to bring the three-wheeler to market with a promised $6,800 price tag and 84-mpg efficiency rating. The project is claimed to be on track for production by mid-2016.

Planners to consider EIR for proposed cheese plant 10 Jul, 2015
The project to bring a 300,000 square-foot cheese processing plant will come before the Tulare Planning Commission, California. The plant will process 4 million pounds of milk daily, producing cheddar cheese and whey cream, whey protein concentrate and permeate powder.

LFB plans to build bio manufacturing center in Marlboro 10 Jul, 2015
LFB Corp will build a 65,000 square-foot facility on Crowley Drive, Vancouver, Canada. The company hopes to begin construction in November.

Toys R Us to create new platform for its e-commerce business 10 Jul, 2015
Toys R Us Inc. plans to bring its U.S. e-commerce business in-house by launching its own platform by the end of summer 2016. The toy retailer plans to build and manage new platforms for, and

PowerSecure (POWR) Awarded $100M of New Solar Projects 10 Jul, 2015
PowerSecure has been awarded $100 million in new solar projects, including a ground-mount system for one of the largest investor owned utilities (IOUs) in the United States. The new IOU solar award has been contracted with the utility and is subject to regulatory approval by the state public utility commission and a subsequent notice to proceed from the utility customer, both of which are expected in the third quarter of 2015.

CCL and Korsini to build label manufacturing unit in US 10 Jul, 2015
CCL Industries has partnered with Korsini to set up a manufacturing facility for IML in Memphis, Tennessee, in the US. The two companies will form a new entity with a total investment of $20m, and own equal stakes in it. The plant is expected to be on stream by 2016.

Lafarge plans 260 MW power plant in Nigeria 10 Jul, 2015
Lafarge Africa, Finland’s Wartsila and the World Bank’s IFC agreed in September to build a 220 MW gas-fired power plant in Africa to boost electricity supplies, at a cost of $400 million. The company has applied to Nigeria’s energy regulator for a licence to generate 260 MW of electricity to supply to the Africa’s grid.

Stillwater breaks ground on new power plant 10 Jul, 2015
Stillwater, Oklahoma is building a 56 MW power plant. Cost of the project is around $70 million.

Construction begins on new wastewater treatment plant 10 Jul, 2015
Construction of the $43.2 million project has begun on Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. The Government of Canada has committed more than $14.4 million through the Building Canada Fund and the provincial government has also put more than $14.4 into the project. The facility is expected to be running by 2017.

Consumers Energy to build $15M training center 10 Jul, 2015
Consumers Energy plans on building an employee training center near Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business on Front Avenue SW, United States. The training center will primarily serve corporate or professional employees, such as engineers, accountants, directors and administrators. The project is expected to cost $15 million, and is slated to open by late 2016.

Albemarle to commission lithium carbonate production plant 10 Jul, 015
Albemarle has started commissioning activities of its 20,000 MTPA new lithium carbonate production plant near the port of Antofagasta in Chile. The company is planned to begin commercial production during the third quarter and expects to further increase production capacity at the plant in early 2016.

Cape Verde fishmeal company invests $1.2m to expand production 10 Jul, 2015
OJFP, which processes the fish waste of local canner Frescomar, has invested CVE $1.20 m in equipment to keep up with the growth of the cannery. Frescomar fish processing plant inaugurated a new production line for canned tuna on June 15, 2015.

Club unveils plans for new hotel 10 Jul, 2015
Hermitage Club is planning the construction of a 184,000-square-foot, 93-unit hotel and seven duplex villas, as well as a three-lot subdivision at Haystack Mountain, United States. The subdivision included the 9.14 acre parcel on which the hotel and villas will be built.

Hunter workers in running to build new train fleet 09 Jul, 2015
Downer EDI Rail and UGL Rail Services have been shortlisted to tender for the supply of a new intercity train fleet for New South Wales. It includes the supply and maintenance of about 520 new carriages that will service routes between Sydney and Newcastle, the South Coast and Blue Mountains. The government will award the contract next year, with the new carriages expected to be finished by 2024. The contract also includes the fit out and operation of a maintenance facility.

STMicroelectronics and the French Institute of Materials, Microelectronics and Nanosciences in Provence have set up a new joint research laboratory

Reuters 09 Jul, 2015
STMicroelectronics and the French Institute of Materials, Microelectronics and Nanosciences in Provence have set up a new joint research laboratory to develop the next generations of high-reliability, ultra-miniaturized electronic components. The Radiation Effects and Electrical Reliability (REER) Joint Laboratory is a multi-site research establishment that will bring together teams from the IM2NP Institute, based in Marseille and Toulon, and specialist engineers from the ST facility in Crolles, near Grenoble.

RMB clearing system to be set up in South Africa 09 Jul, 2015
China’s central bank on July 7 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its South African counterpart to set up a yuan clearing system in South Africa. The MOU is for the purposes of clearing and settlement of yuan in South Africa. China is now South Africa’s largest export partner. The move will expand the list of countries with direct access to trade in the Chinese currency.

PlanNet21 to invest €20m in Dublin headquarters and data centre 09 Jul, 2015
Technology firm PlanNet21 Communications is to invest €20 million building a data centre in Dublin, and expanding its employee numbers in Ireland. The company is building a 930sq m data centre, which will include 465sq m in business continuity or disaster recovery space. The centre is due to open its doors in November this year. PlanNet21 is also relocating to a new headquarters at Citywest Business Campus in Dublin this month, to accommodate staff growth. The data centre will be located at a separate location in Blanchardstown.

100,000-cow-power dairy farm in China to feed Russian market 09 Jul, 2015
A 100,000-cow dairy farm is being constructed in Northeast China to supply the Russian market with milk and cheese. The new dairy site is in Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang province. It will be funded with 1 billion yuan from Russian and Chinese investors. China’s Zhongding Dairy Farming and Russia’s Severny Bur will work together on the project. China’s Huae Sinban Co signed an agreement to lease 115,000 hectares in Russia’s Transbaikal region for feedstock. The company is expected to invest about $450 million in the project over the next half century. The first stage is to be completed by 2015-2018.

Unaoil unit wins Iraq gas project contract 09 Jul, 2015
UnaE&C Iraq, an engineering and construction subsidiary of Unaoil Group, has been awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of two compressor stations at Iraq’s West Qurna oil field by Basra Gas Company (BGC). The project includes collection of flared associated gas generated from Degassing Stations DGS7 and DGS8 in West Qurna. The gas will be, compressed and dehydrated prior to being sent via pipeline to the downstream gas treatment plant at North Rumaila NGL Plant for further processing. UnaE&C’s scope of work includes project management, procurement, fabrication, installation and construction of the related works. Unaoil’s operating centres in Dubai and Basra will support the project execution at West Qurna.

Offshore wind giant Dong Energy set to build Humber manufacturing hub 09 Jul, 2015
Dong Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Able UK on the south bank, indicating its intention to set up at a £400m energy park being built at North Killingholme. Dong will seek to attract key international suppliers to the site.

Exelon expanding gas-fueled power plants near Houston, Fort Worth 09 Jul, 2015
Exelon Corp. will use GE gas turbines n its Texas plants. It began construction this week on major power plant expansions near Houston and Fort Worth. The projects, which are roughly $750 million each, will triple the amount of power production at Exelon’s Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton. The second 1,000-megawatt expansion is for the Wolf Hollow Generating Station outside of Fort Worth. The two new projects are expected to be completed before the summer of 2017.

APR Energy extends and expands 108MW of power generation contracts in Africa 09 Jul, 2015
APR Energy plc has extended and expanded its interim power solution for Societe Nationale d’Électricite du Senegal (Senelec). The requirements include installation and operation of an additional 48MW of mobile diesel-powered generation, including assets being redeployed from Libya, to supplement an existing 20MW block of power at APR Energy’s Kounoune site. The contract term for the combined 68MW extends into the fourth quarter of 2015. It has also extended its 40MW mobile gas turbine project in Rocha Pinto, Angola, through late in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Government announces construction of power station in southern Guinea-Bissau 09 Jul, 2015
The government of Guinea-Bissau plans to launch a public tender for the construction of a thermal power plant in Buba, in the region of Quinara, which will also supply electricity to the Tombali region.

IBC Solar starts work on Hungary’s largest PV plant 09 Jul, 2015
German firm IBC Solar has started working on a solar plant in Hungary with a nameplate capacity of 18.5MWp. The 30-hectare slag heap of the country’s largest coal-fired power plant Matrai Erömü will be covered with 72,480 solar modules within a few weeks. IBC solar, along with Romania’s EnergoBit Group and Hungarian company Wire-Vill Energetics, are responsible for the development, procurement and construction of the plant. A six-week test operation of the plant will begin in August 2015.

RET Capital Acquires 102 MW California Wind Project 09 Jul, 2015
Renewable Energy Trust Capital Inc. (RET Capital) announced the acquisition of Coram Wind Project, an operating 102 MW power plant, from BAIF U.S. Renewable Power Holdings LLC. The plant is located in Kern County, California, and benefits from long-term contracted revenues through a power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company to provide clean, reliable and affordable power to the utility.

8minutenergy starts Construction of a 137 MW PV plant in Kern County, California 09 Jul, 2015
8minutenergy Renewables LLC and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. on July 7th, 2015 announced the completion of permitting and start of construction of the 137 MW Springbok 1 solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, located 70 miles north of Los Angeles in Kern County, California. The project is expected to reach its commercial operations date in June 2016. It has a signed PPA with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), on behalf of its participating member, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

EMCOR Group, Inc. Subsidiary Awarded Contract to Expand and Upgrade Largest Sewage Plant in Palm Beach County, Florida 09 Jul, 2015
EMCOR Group, Inc’s subsidiary Poole & Kent Company of Florida, is awarded a contract by the City of West Palm Beach, as agent of the East Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Operations Board, to expand and upgrade the largest sewage plant in Palm Beach County, Florida. Poole & Kent Company of Florida will be responsible for expanding and upgrading 22 structures at the existing sewage plant, which work will be performed in phases to minimize the disruption to the existing operating treatment facilities. The scope of work includes construction of new sludge storage and thickening facilities, as well as new thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion facilities and new centrifuge dewatering facilities.

Hike Metal lands $43M contract to build coast guard boats 09 Jul, 2015
Hike Metal has landed a $43-million contract to build six search and rescue lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. This project should begin in November. The Hike Metal contract also has an option for the company to build four more search and rescue vessels after the original six are complete. All 10 will be used in the Maritimes.

Ginsburg announces $50M plan to build new Peekskill resort 09 Jul, 2015
Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) plans to transform the former St. Mary’s Convent property overlooking the Hudson River in Peekskill , New York into a resort-style tourist destination that will feature a spa, inn and restaurant as well as 178 luxury rentals apartments and 20 townhomes.

Cott Beverages to build new facility in Greer, South Carolina 09 Jul, 2015

Cott Beverages has unveiled plans to invest $10m to build a new warehouse and distribution center, allowing it to expand its existing Greenville County operations in the US. The new warehouse and distribution center will be constructed at the Greer campus of South Carolina, which produces fruit and vegetable juices and beverages for national brand and retailer-brand customers

Chile’s Enap, Italy’s Enel to build South America’s 1st geothermal plant 09 Jul, 2015
Enap has signed a contract with Enel Green Power, a unit of Italy’s Enel, for the construction of a geothermal power plant in the northern region of Antofagasta in South America. The 50 MW Cerro Pabellon project, which will produce electricity from volcanic steam, will entail an investment outlay of roughly $180 million and enter into operation in late 2016.

New hotel being built in downtown Tulsa 09 Jul, 2015
A new Hampton Inn will be built across from BOK Center, Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

WoodSpring Suites to Develop Two New Hotels in Charleston 09 Jul, 2015
WoodSpring Suites has entered into an agreement with Jupiter Holdings, to build two new hotels in the Charleston market, South Carolina. The company expects to break ground on 30 additional properties by the end of the year. Expansion plans through 2017 include the addition of corporate and franchised properties in major metropolitan markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, Miami and Minneapolis.

City green-lights CID funds for new hotel near airport 09 Jul, 2015
The City Council has approved a new community improvement district project for an area just north of the airport, near the intersection of West Kellogg and South Ridge. The Kellogg and Ridge Community Improvement District, which is estimated to cost close to $17 million, will allow for the demolition of a vacant hotel and restaurant at the site, at 600 S. Holland, Kansas, United States.

Top Frontier plans $1.5 billion nickel plant in Philippines 09 Jul, 2015
Top Frontier Investment Holdings Inc is looking to build a $1.5 billion nickel processing plant in the southern Philippines. The plant will use high-pressure acid leach technology and have an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes. The company is also looking to break ground later this year to build the plant for the Nonoc nickel mine in Surigao province, Philippines in two years.

Ian Trahar, Paul Favretto invest $5m in Seafarms prawn project 08 Jul, 2015
Australian business identity Ian Trahar and former investment bank executive Paul Favretto have backed Seafarms Group’s high-stakes Kimberley project with a $5 million injection of funds as the listed aquaculture company begins a $16.6m capital-raising exercise. The money will be used to complete a feasibility study on the company’s Project Sea Dragon, a $1.6 billion development that could create the world’s largest aquafarm. If the feasibility study is successful, Seafarms will need to raise $160m to begin the first phase of construction, which is expected to produce 10,000 tonnes of prawn a year.

Government planning new Emergency Operations Center at Y-12 08 Jul, 2015
The government is moving forward with plans for a new Emergency Operations Center at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant. The National Nuclear Security Administration released a draft environmental assessment for the project — a scaled-down version of an earlier proposal — and will accept public comments through July 30. The proposed EOC would consolidate the Plant Shift Superintendent’s Office, the Emergency Command Center, the Technical Support Center and the Fire Department Alarm Room at a 17,000-square-foot facility on the east end of Y-12.

OnMobile rebounds on opening new store 08 Jul, 2015
OnMobile Global has launched an avant-grade digital music store for Grameenphone in Bangladesh.

Groupize Solutions Signs 19 New Hotel Properties 08 Jul, 2015
Groupize Solutions has recently partnered with 19 new properties, including Magnuson Conference Hotel Winter Haven, B Resort Lake Buena Vista, The Crawford Hotel Denver, The Oxford Hotel Denver, Delta Toronto East, The Roger New York, The Roosevelt Hotel New York and OLS Hotels & Resorts.

Contract to build new Sheffield college awarded 08 Jul, 2015
BAM Construction has been awarded the £9.3 million contract to build the second University Technical College in Olympic Legacy Park in Attercliffe, Sheffield, England. Construction work is due to begin in October. The facility is due to open in September 2016.

Garmco to construct $55m rolling mill in Bahrain 08 Jul, 2015
Garmco will construct a cast house, worth $55m, at its Bahrain facilities through a contract signed with Fives. Fives has been handed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) turn-key contract for the re-melt project. Scheduled to commence in September 2015, the project is expected to span 21 months. When complete, Garmco will produce 120,000 tonnes of aluminum slabs through the facility every year.

Alibaba boosts SingPost stake, invest in e-commerce unit 08 Jul, 2015
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is investing about SUSD 279 million to expand its holdings in Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost) and its e-commerce subsidiary. In the latest deal, Alibaba will buy an additional 5 percent stake in SingPost for SUSD 187.1 million and also invest up to USD 92 million to buy a 34 percent stake in Quantium Solutions International, a SingPost subsidiary that provides e-commerce logistics across the Asia Pacific.

Oriel Windfarm and Gaelectric to invest 80m 08 Jul, 2015
Oriel Windfarm and Gaelectric are to invest €80 million for developing an 870 MW offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea.

Korea to Invest 45 Billion Won 08 Jul, 2015
The Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) has decided to invest about 45 billion won in “Turkey’s Kirikkale Complex Thermal Power Generation Project” and carry out the investment on July 20. The investment project is to construct and operate a gas combined thermal power plant with a capacity of 926 MW in Kirikkale of Turkey by Samsung C&T and ACWA Power International (ACWA Power). It will be completed and commercially operational by June 2017

Walmart plans Polk warehouse 08 Jul, 2015
Walmart is opening a new online distribution center in Davenport, Iowa, United States. The center will spring up on 166 acres at U.S. 27 and Interstate 4 and is scheduled to open by the end of next year.

Adventureland to Build New Roller Coaster in 2016 08 Jul, 2015
Adventureland will be adding a new roller coaster in 2016. The coaster will feature a 2500 foot-long steel track, 133 foot vertical lift hill, 5 inversions, a 101 degree first drop and 10 “airtime” moments, and travel at speeds of up to 65 mils per hour. The coaster will cost an estimated nine million dollars to construct.

New warehouse distribution center planned 08 Jul, 2015
A new warehouse distribution center is planned in Livingston Parish, Louisiana on 140,000 square-foot of area. The project is in the early stages, with building plans not yet finalized.

Plans to construct second pier under review 08 Jul, 2015
Plan to construct a second pier at Port Zante, Saint Kitts and Nevis is being reviewed by the Unity Government. Construction is expected to commence soon.

Hiber Share Company Lays Foundation to Construct Sugar Factory 08 Jul, 2015
Hiber Sugar Share Company has laid the cornerstone for the construction of the first private sugar factory in Ethiopia. Metal Engineering Corporation (METEC) agreed with Hiber to undertake the construction of the factory.

QCC Sets Up Electrical Testing Laboratory 08 Jul, 2015
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has set up an Electrical Testing Laboratory to conduct verification and type testing of all regulated electrical household appliances marketed in the UAE. The facility will ensure that various electrical products traded across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Western Region are duly certified and meet the statutory safety requirements set by the UAE standard requirements and regulations.

Major plans for up to 30,000 solar panels near Guildford re-submitted 08 Jul, 2015
Solar Power South has submitted a revised application to Guildford Borough Council for up to 30,000 solar panels on Eashing Farm in Eashing Lane for a temporary period of 25 years.

McCain Foods Australia to invest $10 million in Smithton plant (Tasmania) 08 Jul, 2015
McCain Foods will spend up to $10 million dollars over the next two years upgrading onsite storage facilities and building a new packing line at the Smithton plant in Circular Head, Northern Tasmania. The improved storage facility will hold up to 55,000 tonnes of potato for processing.

Russia to construct Fukushima water Decontamination plant 08 Jul, 2015
Rosatom Corporation will begin in early 2016 construction of a demo water treatment plant to decontaminate dangerous radioactive isotopes in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

New hotel planned on site city wanted for convention center 08 Jul, 2015
The Westin in downtown is slated to open July 16 and the same company plans on building another hotel across from the Austin Convention Center, Texas.

New Aloft Hotels coming to Houston 08 Jul, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. plans to add nine more Aloft Hotels in Texas including three in the Houston within three years. The Furniture Building at 820 Fannin St. in Houston will be redeveloped into a 165 room hotel with 2,000 square feet of meeting space. It is expected to open in June 2016. Aloft Houston West will offer 117 rooms and 2,000 square feet of meeting facilities and is slated to open in March 2017. Aloft Shenandoah near the Woodlands will be open in January 2018. Starwood will open an Aloft Hotel in College Station, Texas in 2015; in northwest Austin, Richardson and Dallas Love Field, Texas in 2016; and in downtown Austin and Arlington, Texas in 2018.

Toyo, IKPT awarded contract for synthetic rubber plant project in Indonesia
BS 08 Jul, 2015
Toyo Engineering Corporation and PT Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT) have been awarded a contract for synthetic rubber plant project with production capacity of 1,20,000 TPA in Cilegon on the western tip of Java, Indonesia by PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia (SRI), joint venture company of Compagnie Financiere Du Groupe Michelin (Michelin) and PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP). Toyo entered into offshore supply contract and IKPT entered into detail engineering, procurement and construction contract with SRI separately. The target for completion is in 2018.

Partnership plans to build solar array with Sierra College students 07 Jul, 2015
The Western Placer Waste Management Authority and Sierra College has partnered to construct and install a 9 KW commercial solar array near Roseville this fall. The project will be part of Sierra College’s fall 2015 Advanced Solar Class.

JAKS to build RM7bil power plant in Vietnam with China partner 07 Jul, 2015
JAKS Resources Bhd will partner China Power Engineering Consulting Group Co Ltd (CPECC) in a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to build a power plant in Hai Duong province in Vietnam for RM7.05bil. The project, which will be facilitated via JAKS unit, JAKS Power Holding Ltd, will see the JV company called JAKS Hai Duong Power Company Ltd constructing two 600 MW power generation units that will begin construction in the first half of next year, with completion planned for 2020.

Shilands seek Zera approval to build gas-fired power plant in Mutare 07 Jul, 2015
Shilands Enterprise is seeking approval from the Zimbabwe Energy and Regulatory Authority (Zera) to build a 345 MW gas-fired power plant in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

ISDN Holdings to develop $20m 9.7 MW hydropower plant 07 Jul, 2015
ISDN Holdings Limited is developing the 9.7 MW Datara mini-hydropower plant (MHPP) in South Sulawesi, Indonesia in partnership with local companies. ISDN will cooperate with the Gowa District government through Gowa Perusda, which owns 20 per cent in the joint venture entity while ISDN through its Indonesian subsidiary PT SDM, owns 49 per cent. The groundbreaking was held recently. Under the agreement, PT SDM will offer support in the form of financing and development of the infrastructure of the Datara MHPP while the Gowa Government will assist in the necessary land acquisition as well as the obtainment of the requisite relevant permits and approvals such as the principle approval and location and environmental clearance permits. The project is expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete and its estimated cost is about $20 million. It will be funded by a combination of debt and equity financing.

Duke Energy to build major new transmission line 07 Jul, 2015
The Duke Energy transmission is connecting the proposed new 230 KV transmission substation near Campobello, SC to the Asheville power plant, North Carolina.

Big Plans Announced For Salem Hospital 07 Jul, 2015
North Shore Medical Center and Partners HealthCare has revised the restructuring plan that improves care and coordination across a wide spectrum of health services. NSMC will build a new Emergency Department and two additional family-centered inpatient units at NSMC Salem Hospital, United States. The former Spaulding Hospital North Shore in Boston, Massachusetts will be renovated to accommodate expanded behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors.

Lemminkainen to construct hydropower plants for Smakraft in Norway 07 Jul, 2015

Lemminkainen has signed an agreement with Norwegian power company Smakraft to develop two new hydropower plants in Sogn and Fjordane County in Norway. Under the €19m contract, Lemminkäinen will be responsible for intakes, shafts and tunnels of the plants. Work on the project is scheduled to commence this month with plans to complete in December 2016.

India firm to build 400 MW power station 07 Jul, 2015
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is to build a 400 MW capacity power station in Ghana estimated at $400 million. MoU has been signed on behalf of The Sol Group Limited, a United Kingdom (UK) based Development Company and BHEL on behalf of the Indian company.

Hearings planned for 2nd major new gas pipeline across NY 07 Jul, 2015
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced a series of public meetings to let the public weigh in on the second interstate natural gas pipeline proposed to carry gas from Pennsylvania to markets in the Northeast and Canada. The Northeast project will build about 412 miles of new 36 inch pipeline through Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut, and nine new compressor stations.

Marriott Hotel opens in Makkah 07 Jul, 2015
Makkah Marriott Hotel has been recently inaugurated in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The 426 room property sits on the hill top of Makkah, providing guests with exquisite views of the Holy City and Haram.

Eastern Cape to set up field hospitals for initiates 07 Jul, 2015
The Eastern Cape health department is to set up field hospitals in South Africa that will entail essential equipment and stretchers, providing IV fluids, antibiotics and wound care. An implementation plan will be announced soon.

Norwegian firm to set up three solar power plants 07 Jul, 2015
Nizam Energy of Sindh and Scatec Solar has signed an MoU in Oslo to establish three solar plants to generate 150 MW through clean energy in Pakistan.

Plans go in for new hotel in Liverpool main Bridewell 07 Jul, 2015
Approval is granted for the conversion of the historic Cheapside building into 85 bedroom hotel in Liverpool, England.

86,000 new hotel rooms in the Middle East by 2020 07 Jul, 2015
The Middle East is expected to see an additional 86,000 hotel rooms between 2014 and 2020. Dubai is targeting between 140,000 and 160,000 rooms to accommodate 20 million visitors per year by 2020. The emirate is also developing leisure facilities, which will attract more tourists, including Dubai Parks and Resorts, a theme park that is set to open in October next year, and Six Flags, slated to open in 2017.

A new larger Lidl supermarket set to be built on the former car park site 07 Jul, 2015
A new Lidl supermarket is set to be built on the former multi-storey car park site in Gainsborough, England. The car park has been leased to the West Lindsey District Council by Lincolnshire Co-op. This lease expired on 4th July, 2015.

Govt to construct new 439 technical training centres 07 Jul, 2015
Government of Bangladesh is planning to construct 439 new technical training centres in Asia. The government is constructing a technical training centre in Meherpur district to provide training to job seekers. The work on the centre would be completed in December this year. The training programme at the centre would begin in January.

Horizon Group to announce stores included in outlet mall project 07 Jul, 2015
Horizon Group will announce the first group of stores coming to the outlet shoppes of Laredo, Texas. The mall is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2016.

BP Zhuhai starts purified terephthalic acid plant in China 07 Jul, 2015
Bp Zhuhai Chemical Company has started the phase 3 purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant of Zhuhai Chemical Co, enhancing its position in the PTA market and its long-term commitment in China. The completed phase has the production capacity of 1.25 million tonnes per year.

Cold storage warehouse opens at Port of Morrow 07 Jul, 2015
A $14.5 million cold storage warehouse in Boardman, Ohio will be inaugurated on 08 July, 2015. The project includes both the warehouse and a 2,500-foot rail spur on Lewis and Clark Drive in the port’s East Beach Industrial Park.

Govt to construct 100 dams in Balochistan 06 Jul, 2015
Government of Balochistan is planning to launch the construction of 100 dams in Balochistan, Pakistan.

Colombia OKs $305 Million Highway Project 06 Jul, 2015
Colombia’s Government has given approval for the construction of a highway that will link Huila and Tolima that costs roughly over $305 million. A divided highway stretching for 74 kilometers (46 miles) is to be built, and an additional 193 kilometers of road will be renovated and improved under the contract, to be awarded under a Public Private Partnership approach.

VA Tech WABAG bags Rs 580 crore project in Bahrain 06 Jul, 2015
VA Tech Wabag along with its joint venture firm Belhasa Projects has bagged its first engineering, procurement and construction order in Bahrain worth Rs 580 crore. WABAG will design and build 40 MLD Al Madina Al Shamaliya Sewage Treatment Plant for the Ministry of Housing, Bahrain. The project is funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Economic Development.

Chinese firm to build Djibouti’s first wind power plant 06 Jul, 2015
Djibouti’s Ministry of Energy has signed an MoU with Shanghai Electric for the construction of a 60 MW wind power project in the eastern African country. The project will be constructed in two parts of 30 MW each and will also include the construction of two 230 KV power lines in northern Djibouti, Africa.

Construction to start on $440M power-generation plant in Cleveland County 06 Jul, 2015
NTE Energy will begin the construction of a 475 MW power plant within three months that costs around $440 million in Cleveland County, United States. The plant is spread over 290 acres of land. Kings Mountain and three other Carolinas cities have signed 20 year agreements with NTE Energy to buy wholesale power from the plant.

Otjiwarongo Building Solar Plant 06 Jul, 2015
A solar panel power plant being built on a 12 hectare piece of land situated approximately two kilometres northwest of Otjiwarongo, Namibia that will comprise 35, 000 solar panels is under construction. The plant is estimated to be constructed at a cost over N$120 million funded by the HopSol. The supply of electricity is set to commence in December this year.

Doosan wins $90m Oman sewage plant deal 06 Jul, 2015
Doosan Heavy Industries has won a contract to undertake Phase Two expansion of Al Ansab sewage treatment plant (STP) that can process 50,000 tonnes of wastewater a day in Muscat, Oman, at a cost of $90 million. Doosan will be responsible for construction and pilot operation of the project, besides supply of equipment. Aecom is providing the engineering design for Phase Two of the STP project, which is scheduled for completion by 2017.

Seraphim Solar establishing 300 MW module plant in Mississippi 06 Jul, 2015
Seraphim Solar System expects to be operational with a planned 300 MW annual capacity solar module assembly plant in Jackson, Mississippi in August 2015. The company is also undertaking plans to double capacity of solar cell and module assembly production from 600 MW in 2014 to 1,200 MW by the end of 2015 at its highly automated ‘Fab 1’ in Changzhou China.

Zambia Sugar to build new refinery 06 Jul, 2015
Zambia Sugar Plc has embarked on construction of a US$80 million new refinery in Mazabuka, Zambia to double its production capacity of refined sugar to over 90,000 tonnes annually. The firm is expected to test the refinery by April next year.

China is building two untested nuclear reactors on Pakistan’s coast 06 Jul, 2015
Pakistan’s largest city and financial hub has given China a green light to build two nuclear power stations on a beach about 15 miles from downtown. Karachi approved the plan in late June. The model of reactor to be built in Karachi is the ACC-1000, also known as the Hualong-1.

DIC to build polyphenylene sulphide technical facility in Germany 06 Jul, 2015
DIC, printing inks producer is planning to build €2.7m polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) technical facility in Karlstein, Germany. Planned to be built on site occupied by Sun Chemical’s Eurolab, the technical centre is scheduled to commence operations in November 2015, while analysis-related operations will begin in September 2015.

Australia Proposes to Build More Dams for Agriculture 06 Jul, 2015
Australia plans to invest $415 million in water infrastructure, the Philippines called for bids to build a new dam to supply water to Manila, and Peru declared a state of emergency in preparation for an El Nino. Australia also plans to spend more than $US 374 million to build dams and other water infrastructure to improve water security for agriculture.

College Park to get another new hotel 06 Jul, 2015
Southern Management Corporation is planning a new hotel that comprises of six stories, 156 rooms that will come up at College Park, Maryland. The project, situated on a 3-acre parcel, also includes a CVS and 10,000 square feet of additional retail. It is planned to open in spring or summer of 2017.

Construction of new Marriott hotel underway in Ulster 06 Jul, 2015
Marriott International is constructing a four-story, extended-stay hotel on Frank Sottile Boulevard, New York, USA. The hotel will eventually rise 92 feet high and have 92 rooms.

APR Energy wins Egypt power plant deal 05 Jul, 2015
APR Energy has won a contract to provide a gas turbine power plant for an industrial company in Egypt. The project, which is for a minimum of 12 months, has an estimated value exceeding $30 million. The plant is expected to begin production by the first quarter of 2016.

Rs. 690 million allocated for new airport projects 05 Jul, 2015
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will spend Rs. 690 million in the current year for development of sustainable rainwater resources, completion of the Rs. 18.58 million under construction meteorological office, and setting up accommodation for personnel of the Airport Security Force (ASF) at the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) in Pakistan.

FCC Aqualia wins $22mn Mecca wastewater deal 05 Jul, 2015
FCC Aqualia has been awarded a $22mn contract for the operation and maintenance of the two largest wastewater treatment plants at Hadda and Arana in Mecca, Saudi Arabia over three years. The plants treat an average of 250,000 m3 per day of wastewater and a have a maximum capacity to treat 375,000 m3.

Jordan to construct four 50 MW solar power plants 05 Jul, 2015
Up to 20 companies have been qualified to construct four solar power plants, each with a capacity of 50 MW, across various parts of Jordan. The companies such as Hareon Swiss Holding, Actgiv Solar, Alten, ELF, Scatec Solar and Suncore, Saudi Oger, and ACWA Power are involved in the project. Studies are also underway on the completion of the process to expand the national grid’s capacity to absorb more renewable energy projects.

Amtek acquires Volvo Cars’ auto component plant in Sweden 04 Jul, 2015
Amtek Group has acquired Volvo Cars’ auto component plant in Floby, Sweden. The Floby plant produces brake discs, wheel hubs and connecting rods for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

SunEdison and Gamesa Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Develop up to 1 Gigawatt of Wind Power Plants 04 Jul, 2015
SunEdison, Inc. has signed an MoU with Gamesa to create a 50:50 joint venture to develop up to 1 GW of wind energy power plants globally by 2018. Gamesa will supply the wind turbines and be responsible for operation and maintenance (O&M) of the wind power plants as part of long term O&M agreements. Gamesa may also provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the projects. It is expected that the definitive agreement, including the initial selection of projects for development from Gamesa’s pipeline, will be signed by the end of 2015.

Plans for 150-bed hotel in Oxford 04 Jul, 2015
Dominvs Group plans £30m for a new hotel. The group will build a 150 bed four star hotel on the corner of Paradise Street and St Thomas’ Street, Oxford, England. A planning application is expected by either September or October.

Siemens wins UK wind power plant order 04 Jul, 2015
Siemens has clinched a major order from Dong Energy to construct an offshore wind power plant with a capacity of 580 MW in Britain. As per the deal, Siemens will supply, erect and commission 91 of its 6MW direct drive wind turbines. Installation of the turbines is to commence during the spring of 2017.

Fertilizer plant to open in Winona 04 Jul, 2015
Beneficial Reuse Management will open a plant that creates fertilizer pellets out of landfill waste in Winona, Minnesota. Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has approved a business loan for the project.

US$400m power station to be built in Accra 04 Jul, 2015
The Sol Group Limited has signed an MoU with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to build a US$ 400million 400 MW capacity power station in Ghana, Africa.

Giga Solar acquires solar power station in Japan 04 Jul, 2015
Giga Solar Materials Corp has acquired a solar power generation station in Fukuoka Prefecture, on Japan’s Kyushu Island. The company has spent 1.8 billion Japanese yen to acquire the solar power station with a capacity of 4MW. Construction of the solar power station in Fukuoka is still under way and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Expensive highway construction project begins 04 Jul, 2015
A $45 million Highway 169 project is set to begin in the corridor just south of Owasso, Oklahoma on 06 July, 2015. Four lanes will be expanded to six and eight bridges will be replaced in this project.

Sabic, Korea’s SK in $640m petchem plant JV 04 Jul, 2015
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation has completed the formation of a joint venture with Korean petrochemical manufacturer SK Global Chemical Company to produce polyethylene products. The total investment on the new Singapore-based unit will be about $640 million for the technology and plant construction.

Aldi pull out of plans for a new store in Cumnock town centre 04 Jul, 2015
Aldi is planning a new Cumnock store at Glaisnock Shopping Centre, Cumnock, UK. Construction will start next month and the appointed contractor for this project is Ashleigh Construction.

Moroccan Company to Invest Over $800 Million in Hydropower Plant in Cameroon 04 Jul, 2015
Ministry of Energy and Water of Cameroon has signed a public-private partnership agreement with Platinum Power that provides the framework to develop a hydroelectric power project in Cameroon, Africa. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 and to be completed in 2020

Bruichladdich to build six new warehouses 03 Jul, 2015
Bruichladdich Distillery is planning to construct the six warehouses on land north of Coultorsay, at Bruichladdich, UK. Work to construct the first of the warehouses is expected to begin immediately.

Northern Idaho resort to build new lodge 03 Jul, 2015
Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to build a new summit lodge. The company’s board of directors has approved the plans for a two-story, $3.8 million lodge late last month. The project will include space for ski patrol as well as a restaurant and full-service bar with seating for up to 180 people. Work on the 8,000 square foot building is expected to begin early this month and be completed by fall 2016.

TAP gas pipeline project starts in Albania 03 Jul, 2015
The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project has started investing in Albania’s infrastructure to prepare for starting construction of the pipeline next year. The project, an 870 kilometers (540 miles) long pipeline from the Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan across Turkey, Greece and Albania and undersea to Italy, plans to safely deliver Caspian gas to Europe in early 2020.

French oil and gas giant Total opens new lubricant plant in Singapore 03 Jul, 2015
Total Oil Asia Pacific has launched its 310,000 metric tons new lubricants oil-blending plant in the Singapore Lube Park in Tuas South on 03 July, 2015. The facility will produce lubricants for automotive, industrial and marine applications mainly for the Asean market, and also for markets in China and India for products not manufactured there.

Windlab commences work on $50 mn wind farm in Victoria 03 Jul, 2015
Windlab has commenced work on a $50 million wind farm in northwest Victoria. The 20 MW 6 turbine wind farm at Coonooer Bridge, 80km northwest of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia is being predominantly financed by Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation of Japan and ANZ bank. Construction is expected to be completed by early next year, with full commercial operations scheduled to begin by February 2016.

USAID pledges to set up over 3,000 TLCs 03 Jul, 2015
The United States plans to invest $5.1 million to establish more than 3,000 temporary learning centres in the districts most affected by the quakes in April and May to restore access to education as quickly as possible. The US Embassy in Kathmandu said that more than 1,300 TLCs were already operating at public schools, and 3,200 more would be established in the coming weeks in the 14 most quake-affected districts.

Clark County to spend $50K to build new document storage site 03 Jul, 2015
Clark County commissioners have approved a contract for nearly $50,000 for an expanded storage facility that will be built this year behind the Springview Government Center, Springfield, Ohio. Scanlan Construction will construct the 30-by-50-foot metal storage facility that will house hundreds of boxes of county records.

Nexus chosen to build $1.6b Toowoomba bypass 03 Jul, 2015
Nexus is the preferred tenderer to deliver the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project, Queensland, Australia. The Nexus consortium will work closely with the Queensland Government to finalize contractual documentation. Construction is expected to begin later this year. The project is a joint partnership with the Federal and State Governments with Member for Groom Ian Macfarlane instrumental in getting the project over the line.

Plans to invest up to $30m goat plant 03 Jul, 2015
Fresco Nutrition, a goats’ milk company plans to invest up to $30 million to build processing and packaging facilities in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

Solar power plant planned 03 Jul, 2015
A new photovoltaic solar energy plant, expected to generate up to 50 MW for the Salt River Project power grid, is planned on 282 acres in Florence, Italy.

KenGen proposes to develop 400-MW wind project in Meru County 03 Jul, 2015
Kenyan power company Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is to develop a wind power project at Meru County in eastern Kenya. The 400 MW facility to be built in phases is to be financed by a consortium of development financiers. It expects to complete the first phase of the project in December 2017. The first phase of the project for a 50MW to 100MW project will be financed by concessional funding which is low cost.

Dangote Cement Factory Soon in Yaounde 03 Jul, 2015
About 150 million US Dollars will be invested by the Dangote Group, a Nigerian investment holding, to build a cement factory in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Canton project moving ahead 03 Jul, 2015
Canton Borough Authority’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade project is moving forward. The anticipated start date for construction is in August. Lobar Inc. of Dillsburg, Pa. will be the general contractor, with GR Noto of Clarks Summit the electrical contractor. The project consists of construction of two new Sequential Batch Reactors (SBRs) tanks to treat the wastewater. Total construction costs are just above $10 million. It is expected to be a 12- to 15-month project.

Videocon plans $2.5 bn Brazil oil and gas investments 03 Jul, 2015
Videocon Industries plans to invest $2.5 billion in oil and gas ventures in Brazil over the next two to three years. It has expanded its oil and gas business in recent years with investments in countries including Australia and Indonesia.

AccorHotels to open 50 hotels in Angola 03 Jul, 2015
AccorHotels sealed an exclusive partnership with the major Angolan company AAA ACTIVOS LDA, to open 50 hotels (more than 6,200 rooms) in Angola from luxury to economy between 2015 and 2017. 50 hotels will be opened in strategic locations, such as in Luanda, the Angola capital, and the 17 capitals of province, 6 hotels in 2015, 22 in 2016 and 22 in 2017.

Munksjo Invests in New Storage Centre 03 Jul, 2015
Munksjo, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced paper products, steps up initiatives to support activities of its Rottersac Mill, investment in a totally new storage centre, improvement of production equipment and implementation of a customer service centre for Europe. The company has an investment project in the building of a totally new 9,100 m² storage centre. The new facility will be ready in 2016.

Yet To Launch E-Commerce Startup Secures $1 Million In Funding 03 Jul, 2015
An upcoming Gujarat based e-commerce startup,, secured a $1 million seed round from a group of angel Investors led by Mr.Gokul Jaykrishna & Brand Capital, a division of Bennett Coleman and Company Ltd. The company is floated by Swadesh Essfil Pvt. Ltd. and will be launching soon.

IKEA plans small-format stores in Australia 03 Jul, 2015
IKEA, furniture retailer company, is planning on doubling its size in Australia, with the introduction of 12 new ‘micro stores’ with a smaller, simpler format. These stores will be less than a third of the current hypermarket stores, which stand at 30,000 sq m. The number of stores will almost triple from eight to 22 over the next few years and an online store will be launched for the first time in 2017.

Alcatel-Lucent bags 1.2bn worth of China deals 03 Jul, 2015
Alcatel-Lucent has signed €1.2 billion worth procurement deals with China Mobile and China Unicom. The one-year agreements will see Alcatel-Lucent supply mobile and fixed access hardware, IP routing and optical networking equipment. It will also provide network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions. The deal with China Mobile is worth 4.53 billion yuan while the deal with China Unicom is worth CNY3.59 billion

TAP starts construction of access roads, bridges in Albania 03 Jul, 2015
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has started the construction and rehabilitation work on access roads and bridges along the pipeline’s route in Albania. TAP aims to build a modern pipeline that will safely deliver Caspian gas to Europe in early 2020. TAP will construct and rehabilitate approximately 100 kilometres of road along the pipeline’s route, including Vishocice, Vithkuq and Shtylle in the Korça region; Potom, Corovode, Kakruke, Therepele, Vendreshe in the Berati region; and Topoje in the Fier region. It will build three new bridges and rehabilitate more than 40 existing bridges in the regions of Korçe, Berat and Fier. The work is expected to be completed during 2016, while the main construction of the pipeline will start in summer 2016.

EIA expands geographic coverage of nat gas production with new data for 10 states 03 Jul, 2015
Energy Information Administration is expanding its monthly natural gas production by 10 additional states. The addition of these states Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, and West Virginia significantly enhances EIA’s monthly coverage, which was previously limited to Alaska, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, and the federal Gulf of Mexico.

Infosys announces $10 million investment in Irish start-ups 03 Jul, 2015
Infosys Ltd plans to invest $10 million in start-ups based in Ireland after winning a deal from Allied Irish Banks, plc. The partnership with the Irish bank will be a springboard for the company to expand its services into a new market and share its expertise with start-ups developing and enabling disruptive technologies.

Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry to expand 03 Jul, 2015
Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry has selected A.C.E. Building Service in Manitowoc for an expansion project. A.C.E. will construct a 2,625-square-foot Butler pre-engineered building for MGIF that will provide additional storage space to enhance productivity. The project will be completed by late summer.

French company to implement railway transport projects in Iran 03 Jul, 2015
AREP will implement a number of railway transport projects in Iran. It has signed a contract, worth €7 million, with the Iranian Railways to locate and design stations for Tehran, Mashhad, and Qom railways. Iran currently has two contracts with France’s Alstom Transport and Germany’s Siemens to build locomotives.

EVWD plans for increased sewer and water capacity 02 Jul, 2015
The East Valley Water District (EVWD) approved several projects, totaling almost $4 million. The Board authorized the District to enter an $130,000 agreement with Lee and Ro, Inc. for construction management and inspection services for the Sewer Capacity Project. Two projects – one to extend an existing sewer pipeline in Greenspot Road near Church Street and install new pipeline in Whitlock Avenue and Little Third Street to alleviate a District choke point, will be taken up initially. It also approved a $1,313,080 agreement with TBU Inc. for the actual construction of these projects.

Quebec’s announcement of new logistics hub in Les Cedres applauded 02 Jul, 2015
Two logistical hubs will be set up one in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the other in Contrecoeur, east of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. About $400 million is to be allocated over five years to support the best projects to implement these logistical hubs. The Quebec Government intends to earmark $100 million for funding public infrastructure projects linked to the sites.

Anton to develop new wastewater treatment plant 02 Jul, 2015
Anton plans to build a new wastewater treatment plant with $3 million in assistance from the Texas Water Development Board. Along with the new 0.125 million-gallon-per-day plant, Anton will also install new equipment at its water system.

Dominion seeks OK to build $1.3 billion gas-fired plant 02 Jul, 2015
Dominion Virginia Power is awaiting approval from the State Corporation Commission for the proposed $1.3 billion gas-fired plant in Greensville County, Virginia. The power plant will generate about 1,600 MW. If approved, construction will begin next year. It also has plans to develop 400 MW of utility-scale solar power over the next five years and expects to bring on line the natural gas-fired Brunswick Power Station.

Private hospital plan for Pebble Mill studios site 02 Jul, 2015
CircleHeath wants to create a hospital on part of the old BBC site, in Pebble Mill Road, Edgbaston, and has now lodged designs with the city council. It is working with landowner Calthorpe Estates and architecture firm Bryden Wood on designs for the new building, which will also contain research and development facilities and accommodation on a four-acre plot. The building, which at first is expected to have under 100 beds, will reach up to five storeys and split into two parts. A clinical wing will contain all the medical functions of the hospital, while a hospitality wing will contain a vehicle-free garden area, café, bedrooms and administration offices. There will also be a 152-space underground car park and a second surface-level car park with 115 spaces.

KKR backs SIMEC on ABG Cement buyout 02 Jul, 2015
KKR will team up with diversified trading and commodities group SIMEC to invest US$142m to take over the cement business of debt-laden ABG Group through a complex, multi-tiered financial transaction. The money will be used to finish the project, fund working capital and pay back overdue creditors.

Kwanza Sul Cement plant plans to increase production in Angola 02 Jul, 2015
The Kwanza Sul Cement Factory (FCKS) plans to increase its production to 4500t/day from the current 4200t/day. The increased production will result from increased financial resources to buy raw materials and fuel.

Cement Company of Northern Nigeria earmarks US$241m for expansion 02 Jul, 2015
Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCCN), plans to inject US$241m into the ongoing modernisation of its facilities to double its production capacity. The project will raise the company’s cement production capacity by 200% to 1.5Mt/yr.

Drug major Lupin acquires 100 % equity stake in Biocom 02 Jul, 2015
Lupin has forayed into the Russian market through the acquisition of Russia’s Biocom. The company has acquired 100 per cent equity stake in ZAO Biocom in Russia subject to certain closing conditions.

Sabre completes acquisition of Abacus International 02 Jul, 2015
Sabre Corporation has completed the acquisition of Abacus International, the leading global distribution system (GDS) in the Asia-Pacific region. Sabre, which previously owned 35% of Abacus, acquired the remaining portion for net cash consideration of $411 million. The acquisition includes new long-term distribution agreements between Sabre and the 11 Asian airlines that previously shared ownership of Abacus with Sabre. Sabre has also signed an agreement to acquire Abacus national marketing company, Abacus Distribution Systems (Hong Kong).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BHEL commissions Sudan’s largest power plant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kite Packaging opens new unit in England 01 Jul, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carlyle Group invests millions in China e-commerce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Euronext to target energy with wood pellet futures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada’s Ivanhoe invests in Chinese warehouses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GM invests $245m in Michigan unit for new vehicles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BASF inaugurates Euro 500-mn acrylic acid complex in Brazil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iranian contractor to build Iran-Oman gas project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tajikistan receives EUR70m loan for 500kV transmission project

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

Waneta hydro power project in Canada starts power generation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dimmer waste processing station approved

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evonik expands methacrylic anhydride capacity in Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Gen to build $500-m plants 17 May, 2015
First Gen Corp. is investing $500 million to build hydro power projects in Mindanao, Philippines which the company plans to start next year. The company also has service contracts for the 30-MW Puyo hydro plant in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte which is estimated to cost $120 million and the 10-MW Cabadbaran hydro project also in Agusan del Norte costing $40 million.

Work to start this summer on regional sewer lines 17 May, 2015
The final phase of upgrades to Chambersburg’s Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in United States has been started last week with approval of an Inter-municipal Interceptor agreement by borough and township officials. Work is expected to begin this summer on the lines and to be operational by the end of 2016. The upgraded system will be able process up to almost 30 million gallons of wastewater a day at its peak capacity. The plant cost $65,000, financed by bonds that carried a 4.5 percent interest rate.

Kwankwaso Commissions N20 bn Kano Housing Project in Abuja 17 May, 2015
The Nigerian Government has commissioned housing units located in Durumi District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The Durumi housing project is a fully integrated real estate development project undertaken by Urban Shelter Limited in collaboration with the Kano State Pension Fund Trustees. The project consists of 108 housing units of 5 and 4 bedroom maisonettes, 4 bedrooms terraces and 3 bedroom blocks of apartments.

Ashgal awards Qatar sewerage tunnel contract 17 May, 2015
Hochtief Solutions Middle East Qatar, together with Al Sraiya Strabag for Roads and Infrastructure and Petroserv Limited, has signed a contract for construction of the central section of the new sewerage network under the capital of Qatar. Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL) awarded the contract as part of an extensive refurbishment and expansion of the overloaded sewerage system in the south of Doha. Two boring machines will be used to create a tunnel of 14.7kms. The sewer tunnel will have an interior diameter of 4.5 meters. The joint venture is responsible for the execution planning for this demanding project which is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of 2019.

World Bank to invest US$400m in rural development 17 May, 2015
The World Bank will give a US$400 million loan to Myanmar’s ‘National Community Driven Development Project’ which will span 76 townships and run until 2020. The project is currently being implemented across 15 townships with a US$80 million grant from the World Bank and will be strated this financial year.

Chembond Chemicals signs JV with German based Calvatis 16 May, 2015
Chembond Chemicals has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Calvatis GmbH,Ladenburg,Germany for manufacturing and distributing disinfectants and cleaning solutions for the food, beverage, dairy and brewing industry in the Indian sub-continent.

Egyptian state company to install five PV Solar Power Plants in Dakahlia 16 May, 2015
The Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOL) is set to install five solar photovoltaic power plants in Dakahlia governorate, Cairo. The Governorate has signed a contract with AOL to install and operate five solar photovoltaic power plants in Dakahlia. The contract includes the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of one megawatt in Gamasa at total cost of 12 million Egyptian pounds.

UGI proposes LNG plant in Wyoming County 16 May, 2015
UGI Energy Services LLC plans to build a liquefied natural gas production facility in Wyoming County, United States. The facility will be adjacent to UGI’s Manning compressor station on Meshopany Ridge Road in Washington Twp. The facility will draw Marcellus Shale gas from UGI’s Auburn gathering system, then chill it to produce up to 120,000 gallons per day in liquid form. It plans to begin operations in early 2017.

Valparaiso to switch on new $1.9 million water treatment system 16 May, 2015
A new $1.9 million ultraviolet disinfection system at the sewage treatment plant has been planned in the city of Valparaiso, United States. The design of the new system is handled by MWH Americas Inc., of Chicago.

China, Kazakhstan Agree on Light Railway Project 16 May, 2015
China Railway Group Limited (CRG) has signed a framework agreement with an LRT company in Kazakhstan’s capital to help build a new light railway transportation system. The new deal will see 22.4 kilometers of rail built in Astana, with 18 stations and one depot. China will also provide 19 trains for the project. The project is expected to be finished by 2017 when Astana hosts Expo 2017

Lego-themed hotel opens in Central Florida 16 May, 2015
Lego-themed hotel in central Florida has opened on 15th May, 2015. The 152-room hotel includes more than 2,000 models created out of about 2 million Lego bricks.

Karson, Smith earn county road contracts 16 May, 2015
Renfrew County has given out major contracts for road work in McNab-Braeside, Renfrew County. Karson Construction of West Carleton has been awarded the contract to repave River Road and McLean Drive. Karson’s bid of $748,000 was the lowest of 17.

Carl Icahn to invest $100 million in Uber rival Lyft
TOI 16 May, 2015
Carl Icahn is joining the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with the ride-hailing service Lyft. Users download Lyft’s app and use it to book a ride from a nearby driver, and they can also use the app to pay for their rides. It brought in $150 million in the new round of fundraising including Icahn’s investment.

New York State Sets Aside $2M To Invest In Tech Businesses Owned By Minorities, Women 18 May, 2015
New York State has set aside $2 million to invest in new high-tech businesses owned by minorities and women. The initiative is meant to expand opportunities for entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and promote economic growth around the state. The money will be managed by Excell Partners, a venture capital firm based in Rochester.

MEA moves to new plant 17 May, 2015
Matanuska Electric Association switched over to supplying its own electricity from its new power plant at Eklutna, northeast of Anchorage. The electric utility has originally planned on a full startup of the power plant at the end of 2014, but, following some issues that arose during the installation and testing of the equipment at the plant, Matanuska Electric has to delay the startup into the first quarter of 2015, the utility formed an agreement with Chugach Electric to continue purchasing power from the Anchorage utility until the end of March, although the utilities subsequently extended that agreement through to the end of April.

Thompson getting new wastewater treatment plant 17 May, 2015
Thompson is getting a new wastewater treatment plant in northern Manitoba. More than $24 million in funding for the plant which, when completed, will improve the quality of effluent being discharged into the Burntwood River in northern Manitoba.

20th Century Fox may build theme park in Korea 16 May, 2015
20th Century Fox is reviewing plans to build a theme park on Yeongjong Island, Incheon. The corporation will not be directly investing in the project, which will instead be funded by other sources. Incheon Metropolitan Government will participate as a partner and contribute to the search for investors.

Britain plans power station capable of capturing 90 pct CO2 emissions 16 May, 2015
The British Government will fund the industrial research and feasibility work of a proposed coal-gasification power station, which will be equipped with carbon-capture-storage (CCS) technology and can capture and store 90 percent CO2 emissions. A total amount of 4.2 million pounds will be provided for the research of the project, which is planned to be built in Grangemouth, Scotland.

Chilly Willy food and beverage industry opened in Dubai techno park 16 May, 2015
Chilly Willy Groups yet another new venture Chilly Willy Food & Beverage Industry LLC in Dubai Techno Park, UAE. The industry is set up in a 100,000 square feet with built-up area of 33,000 square feet, to house modern factory/ Administrative office/ Warehouse facility including temperature controlled storage facility etc.

Cinemark Announces Plans to Construct New 14-Screen Movie Theatre in Tucson, AZ 16 May, 2015
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. plans to construct a Century branded, 14-screen, all-digital movie theatre in all auditoriums at the Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges, located at the northwest intersection of Interstate 10 and South Kino Parkway, USA. The new theatre is scheduled to open in summer of 2016.

Ethiopia Seeks Turkish Companies to Invest in Power Generation 15 May, 2015
Ethiopia seeks Turkish companies to invest in the business of power generation and transmission line projects. Ethiopian delegation has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four Turkish companies during its business and investment visit in Turkey to join the energy generation and transmission.

Brazil completes 1.5-GW wind power transmission system 15 May, 2015
Brazilian grid operator Extremoz Transmissora do Nordeste has completed a transmission system that enables over 1.5 GW of wind parks in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The company has switched on a 500-kV transmission line and the Campina Grande III substation, to allow wind power to flow to the grid. Extremoz has invested about BRL 295 million to complete this interconnection.

GE talks up hybrid rooftop project combining CHP, solar and batteries 15 May, 2015
The business model behind a hybrid plant which uses solar PV, combined heat and power systems and battery storage at a commercial facility in Germany. The US company has collaborated on the project at a facility operated in Berlin by GE Power Conversion with solar technology provider Belectric, which contributed the 600kW rooftop solar array and Jenbacher, supplier of the plant’s 400kW combined heat and power (CHP) system.

Australia Could Reach 100% Renewables By 2040 15 May, 2015
Australia could reach 100 per cent renewables as early as 2040 by adding 1.9 GW of solar PV and 1.9 GW of wind power capacity a year.

ACCIONA Windpower opens a wind turbine plant in Brazil 15 May, 2015
ACCIONA Windpower has opened a turbine assembly plant at Simoes Filho (Bahia, Brazil). The new plant has a production capacity of 100 turbines per year (300 MW), which can be increased to 200 units (600 MW) depending on demand.

Seaboard, Triumph Foods to build pork plant 15 May, 2015
Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods announced a joint venture to build a pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. Construction will begin this summer. The plant is expected to process about 3 million market hogs per year operating a single shift. The company’s plans to produce a full line of fresh pork products for international, retail, food service and further processing markets. Seaboard plans to market and sell pork produced at the Sioux City plant.

Baylor to construct Simpson Strength and Performance Center 15 May, 2015
Baylor University’s Media Communications, the Baylor board of regents has approved $1.1 million for the design and construction of the Simpson Strength and Performance Center in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center, USA. The project will include new space dedicated to sports nutrition and applied performance along with equipment and technology upgrades.

General Motors (GM) to Invest $1B in Warren Tech Center 15 May, 2015
General Motors Co. plans to invest $1 billion in its Warren Technical Center campus, Michigan. General Motors will utilize this investment for the construction of new Design studios and a parking deck for Design employees; rebuilding and renovation of some of the existing research & development facilities; building of a multi-storied IT building adjoining the current Michigan IT Innovation Center and a new parking deck for the Innovation Center’s employees. The work is slated to begin this month and be completed by 2018.

Ferrari Land Theme Park And Hotel To Open In Spain; To Be Operational In 2016 15 May, 2015
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, an indoor amusement park, another Ferrari themed wonderland is being set up in Spain. Work has begun to build the amusement park and Scheduled to be starting operations in 2016.

TAG oil pipeline nears completion 15 May, 2015
TAG Oil Ltd., pipeline construction connecting the Cheal-E development area to TAG’s main Cheal-A production infrastructure is nearly complete. The 4 in. pipeline connecting the new Cheal-E site to TAG’s Cheal-A site production facility is undergoing pre-commissioning and rigorous testing. In addition to the pipeline installation, an 11 kV HV electrical cable and a fibre optic cable have been installed to improve the power supply and communications between the Cheal-E and the Cheal-A production sites.

CMB International completes successful refurbishment project for Cemex Northfleet 15 May, 2015
CMB International has completed a complete refurbishment of a Cedarapids twin-deck 20m x 6m primary rinse screen at Cemex UK’s Northfleet operation and the facility will be commissioned shortly.

K350,000 Kisalala health centre commissioned 15 May, 2015
BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Solwezi Government has commissioned Kisalala Rural Health Centre in Chief Kapijimpanga’s area, which has been built at a cost of K350,000.

$10 million towards waste-water plant for Goulburn 15 May, 2015
The Goulburn Mulwaree Council is planning a $10 million windfall in this week’s federal budget. The grant under the National Stronger Regions Fund will help pay for the $40 million first stage of a new waste-water treatment plant for Goulburn city. The current plant is around 100 years old and needs to be replaced by 2017.

China to invest $50bn in Brazil infrastructure 15 May, 2015
China is planning to invest up to $50bn in Brazil for new infrastructure projects. The deal is due to be signed by banks from both countries. The money will go towards building a railway link from Brazil’s Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast of Peru to reduce the cost of exports to China. The fund will also finance a joint venture to produce steel.

ITC to invest $4.5 billion in U.S. power transmission 15 May, 2015
ITC Holdings Corp is to spend about $4.5 billion from 2014 to 2015 to upgrade and expand its power transmission system in the U.S. The company also plans to spend about $1.2 billion on regional transmission upgrade projects, like the Michigan Thumb Loop that entered service on 13th May, 2015, and $1.1 billion on greenfield development projects.

Lilly, Sanford-Burnham to collaborate to discover & develop immunological therapies 15 May, 2015
Eli Lilly and Company and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute will collaborate to discover and develop immunological therapies.

Tutor Perini Subsidiary Awarded Contracts Worth $123M 15 May, 2015
Tutor Perini Corporation’s specialty contracting subsidiary, Five Star Electric, has recently been awarded two contracts – The first contract with a value of $90 million was subcontracted by GCT Constructors JV, for the construction and fit-out of the new LIRR concourse and related facilities at Grand Central Terminal as part of the East Side Access Project. Work on the contract has already begun in Apr 2015 with completion by Oct 2019. The second contract, worth $33 million, was subcontracted by Judlau Contracting Inc., to perform all the electrical work as part of the Cortlandt Street Station restoration. Construction is slated to start this month with completion by the first quarter of 2018.

Sambo commissions 330KVA power plant in Benue 14 May, 2015
Sambo has commissioned the 330 KVA power generating plant in Apir, Makurdi, Benue State.

Connecticut Siting Council Approves 785-Megawatt Nameplate Capacity CPV Towantic Energy Center 14 May, 2015
Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”) has received approval from the Connecticut Siting Council to construct its proposed state-of-the-art, 785-megawatt nameplate capacity CPV Towantic Energy Center in Oxford, Connecticut. CPV plans to finance the project during Q3 2015 with the start of construction slated for Q4. Construction is expected to take approximately 30-months and peak construction with COD targeted for 2018.

Yellowknife water treatment plant to open next month 14 May, 2015
Yellowknife’s new water treatment plant is scheduled to come into operation. The $32.5 million project is located near Tin Can Hill, Yellowknife. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in the second part of next month.

United Photovoltaics Buys 210 MW Solar Power Projects In China 14 May, 2015
United Photovoltaics will acquire 5 solar power projects across 2 provinces in China at Inner Mongolia and Zhejian. The projects have been developed by 5 different project development companies. The acquisition will be completed by United PV through cash payment and allocation of equity shares. United PV will pay $16.91 million in cash and is expected to pledge equity shares worth around $15 million to complete the transactions. All but one of the projects has been commissioned; the fifth project is expected to be commissioned in Q3 2015.

McAllen to construct $1.2M water supply line 14 May, 2015
McALLEN will construct a water pipeline estimated at $1.2 million near its South Wastewater Treatment Plant, United States. The Public Utility Board has approved the design.

Sh1million to Construct Kilos Market 14 May, 2015
ELGEYO Marakwet government will build Sh1 million livestock selling yard at Kilos market in Marakwet West, Kenya. The yard is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

Islamic Communities in Nkoranza North to construct SHS 14 May, 2015
The Islamic Communities in the Nkoranza North District is to establish a Senior High School at Kranka. Fiteen-thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC15, 000.00), being contributions by the communities is realized from the harvest, to be used for the commencement of the project.

New Islamabad Airport To Be Ready By 2016 14 May, 2015
Work on the Islamabad International Airport is going on rapidly and is expected to be completed in the next financial year. The Pakistan Government through PSDP has allocated 450 million rupees for purchase of land for establishment of an airport, in District Mansehra, Pakistan.

Kenya To Set Up Regional Financial Services Centre 14 May, 2015
Kenya will establish a financial services centre in Nairobi to cover East Africa and spur economic growth in the region.

EDF to invest USD 1.1bn in Bahia renewables 14 May, 2015
Electricite de France SA will invest around BRL 3.36 billion in renewable energy projects in the Brazilian state of Bahia. The amount is given as an estimate by Bahia’s Secretary of Economic Development (SDE).

Aurubis Planning to Invest EUR 150 M in Bulgaria 14 May, 2015
An investment package of nearly EUR 150 M into the Bulgarian economy is being considered by Aurubis. Aurubis has also called for long-term contracts for electricity supply (instead of the current ones spanning just a year) to boost business planning. In 2016, it is to set aside some EUR 44-50 M to renovate its plant in the town of Pirdop in Western Bulgaria.

Chinese firm to undertake Russian railway, port projects 14 May, 2015
China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Tuva Energy Industrial Corporation (Tuva) on railway and port projects in Russia. CRCC will be the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the three projects, and it will work with Tuva on all three projects.

Natural gas company plans to build gas plant at Vermont farm 14 May, 2015
Lincoln Renewable Natural Gas has filed a petition to build a renewable gas plant at a Salisbury farm, United States. The company is waiting for the Vermont Public Service Board to approve plans to build the plant. The project will produce the equivalent of 640,000 gallons of heating oil for the college. If the plant is approved, it is expected to be running by year’s end.

CSA Group Opens New State-of-the-Art Hazardous Locations Laboratory 14 May, 2015
CSA Group has opened a new laboratory for testing and certification of equipment used in hazardous locations at Prestigious Hawarden Business Park in Flintshire, United Kingdom. The new laboratory is a 27,000 square feet facility.

Alibaba to Invest More Abroad as Globalisation Top Priority 14 May, 2015
Alibaba Group Holding will invest in existing and new ventures abroad, making its push beyond the China market a top priority. Those included AliExpress, a platform for overseas consumers to buy Chinese goods, and Tmall Global, a marketplace for overseas goods to be sold online in China.

Byo West Electrification Project Launched 14 May, 2015
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has launched a US$10m Bulawayo West electrification programme which has so far seen the electrification of 700 houses in Emganwini and Mbundane suburbs in the country’s second largest city at a cost of over US$400 000. The project also covers Cowdray Park, Pumula South, Emthunzini, Pelandaba West and Hlalo suburbs. The company has already started constructing an 88/11KV bulk supply substation to cater for those suburbs, with the electrification project being carried out in phases over the next three years.

Kanyakumari Varsity to Power Rwanda Hospitals with Solar Energy
IE 13 May, 2015
Noorul Islam University which developed a 220 KW solar power plant at its NIMS Medicity campus in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala will replicate the project in the East African country of Rwanda. The varsity has been invited to make a presentation on the solar power plant at the upcoming second Sustainable Energy for All Forum organised by the United Nations in New York from May 18 to 21.

Tata Steel to set up new R&D hub in UK 13 May, 2015
Tata Steel will create a new research and development hub in the UK focused on low-carbon technology, after signing an agreement with the University of Warwick in the UK. A research facility at the university’s Warwick Manufacturing Group will open at the university later this year, with 40 Tata Steel scientists based there.

Fujifilm acquires TeraMedica, Inc. to expand its healthcare, IT business
BS 13 May, 2015
FUJIFILM Corporation has completed the acquisition, through the U.S. sales subsidiary FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., of the U.S. medical IT software company TeraMedica, Inc. TeraMedica offers archive solutions for managing and storing a range of digitized in-hospital clinical information images of Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS).

Perrigo expands Mexican business in $34M deal with Pantheon 13 May, 2015
Perrigo has bought the Mexican operations of Pantheon Pharmaceuticals, expanding its business in Italy and giving it the ability to manufacture drugs in soft gel form. Perrigo has paid $34 million for the Pantheon business.

Chicken meat industry strategic plan reveals need for $640m investment over 10 years 13 May, 2015
Victoria’s chicken meat sector has published a new plan showing the local industry needs $640 million of investment over the next decade. The Victorian Chicken Meat Council has a 10-year strategic plan published this month designed to help the local industry maintain its position and grow at 3 per cent annually.

Singareni Collieries eyes mines in Australia, Indonesia and Africa

HBL 12 May, 2015
Singareni Collieries has invited expression of interest for acquisition of thermal coal assets in Australia, Indonesia, South Africa and Mozambique. The mining company is scouting for mines with a minimum 2 million tonnes per annum capacity and reserves of not less than 50 million tonnes for each mine. As per the terms of the EoI, the last date of submission has been set for June 10 and the mines on offer can be either greenfield or brownfield.

Coal fired power plant planned for Arakan State 12 May, 2015
The first 1320 MW coal fired power station in Arakan State will be built in Kyauk Phyu Township in Rakhine, Western Myanmar. The power plant will be built by the Daewoo International Corporation and the MCM Energy Company Limited. The plan will receive about 2.5 billion US dollars of investment and will be a cooperative venture between the Ministry of Electricity, the Daewoo International Corporation and the the MCM Energy Company Limited. The project will require between 600 and 1000 acres of land.

Aloft lifestyle hotel to open in West Palm Beach in early 2018 12 May, 2015
Aloft lifestyle hotel will debut in South Florida within the next few years and it’s headed to West Palm Beach, United States. The Aloft West Palm Beach is set to open in January 2018 and will offer 140 loft-like rooms. The project is scheduled to break ground in early 2016.

Batavia eyeing expansion of wastewater treatment plant 12 May, 2015
Wastewater treatment facility at 400 S. Shumway Ave, in Batavia, Chicago will be expanded soon. The project is to be completed by August 2018.

Oil and gas player commissions produced water treatment plant 12 May, 2015
Encana Oil and Gas has designed and commissioned a reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant to treat produced water from its oil sand wells in the Moneta Divide, Wyoming. GE Water & Process Technologies has provided the sand filters. Treated water with a TDS below 250 mg/l is reused in the filed while the rest is piped to the Boysen reservoir

Panama City Commissioners Approve Plans for Marie Hotel 12 May, 2015
Marie Hotel project has got an approval from the Panama City Commissioners. The hotel is coming up at Panama City, Florida. The proposal is to build 31 units and private parking for future residents on the Marie hotel property.

New restaurant, Gypsy Blu, to open at former 34 East Tavern in Ambler 12 May, 2015
Wyndham Hotel building, located at 34 E. Butler Ave., USA will soon be home to a new restaurant, the renovations for which are underway. The restaurant is hoping to open in late May or early June.

Liquor Distributors Invest in Tech Firm to Boost E-Commerce in Alcohol 12 May, 2015
The largest liquor distributors in the U.S. are investing in a startup technology company, hoping it can accelerate e-commerce in the alcohol industry. The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America has acquired a minority stake in Drizly Inc., a tech company to enable consumers to place orders for alcoholic beverages from their phones. Drizly currently plans to increase the number of cities it adds to its network this year to 18 from 12.

Pemex to develop $950 mln refinery power plant with Enel, Abengoa 12 May, 2015
Pemex has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Enel Green Power and Spain’s Abengoa to develop a $950 million plant. The company will work with a consortium led jointly by power company Enel SpA and Abengoa SA, which specializes in renewable technologies, to develop the 517-megawatt co-generation plant to supply the Antonio Dovali Jaime refinery in Salina Cruz, Mexico and the national grid.

World’s First VR Theme Park Coming Next Year 12 May, 2015
The Void will partner with a technology firm known as Optimal Design Partners in order to bring virtual entertainment center (VEC). The concept is: Create a real-world, brick-and-mortar theme arena, complete with corridors, walls, interactive panels and even vehicles. Then, design a VR simulation that syncs 1:1 with its real-world counterpart. The first VEC is slated for summer 2016 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Boylan starts construction on health, fitness complex 12 May, 2015
Boylan Catholic High School has broken ground on a new fitness and athletics facility in Rockford, Illinois, United states. The first phase of the new 18,100-square-foot facility, which is scheduled to be completed in December, will provide two basketball courts and the second and third phases will add locker rooms to the building and renovate the auxiliary gym. The new building is expected to cost $3.1 million.

SCI Logistics announces official opening of new healthcare-dedicated facility in Canada 12 May, 2015
SCI Logistics has opened its new facility in Canada. The new 78,000 square-foot multi-client facility provides nation-wide supply chain services to medical device, drug, and natural health product suppliers.

Volvo to build first US car plant for $500-mn 12 May, 2015
Volvo Cars will build its first US car manufacturing facility at a cost of about $500 million. The new plant will be constructed near Charleston in South Carolina and will have an initial annual capacity of 100,000 vehicles. Construction is expected to begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018.

Saudi Aramco to expand in refining and petrochemicals 12 May, 2015
Saudi Arabian Oil Co plans to spend US$70-80 bln on overseas acquisitions and investments during the next five years. The company is expanding in refining and petrochemicals and seeking to boost ties with Asia as part of its ambition to become both the world’s largest oil and chemicals producer by the end of the decade. The investment is part of the state-owned company’s target of spending US$150 bln at home and internationally through 2019, to focus on Asia, particularly China and Korea.

Hydro awards Site C contract for south bank clearing 12 May, 2015
B.C. Hydro has awarded another contract for the construction of the Site C dam, Canada. The work includes removal of 620 hectares of trees and vegetation, construction of 30km of temporary access roads, upgrading to existing access roads and site preparation for bridge construction. Construction of the Site C Clean Energy Project is scheduled to start in summer 2015 and be completed in 2024.

27 MRT contracts awarded to bumi contractors 12 May, 2015
A total of 27 contracts for the MRT Project worth RM11 million is awarded to bumiputra contractors. The contracts are awarded from grades G1 to G4 by various work package contractors handling the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. The grades are determined by the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia.

Enel and Terna has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) for cooperation in identifying, assessing and developing integrated initiatives and opportunities in greenfield (for the creation of new assets) and/or brownfield (for the acquisition of existing assets) projects related to transmission systems outside of Italy. The agreement will last for three years.

Iran to develop two 1000MW nuclear power stations by 2016 11 May, 2015
Iran plans to set up two 1,000 MW nuclear power plants in the country in co-ordination with Russia by March 2016. The nuclear plants are expected to involve an investment of $10bn. The construction of these power plants will be started in the current year. Each of the planned 100MW facilities is expected to cost around $2bn.

Victrex commissions first production at £90m PAEK plant in UK 11 May, 2015
Victrex has commissioned the first production stream at its £90m third polyaryletherketone (PAEK) manufacturing plant in the UK. The PAEK facility, which became operational in the north-west of the UK during April, is constructed using more than 1,000t of structural steel, 2,250m³ of concrete and almost 30,000m of piping.

India-Canada sign 13 MoUs to enhance skill development 11 May, 2015
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has signed 13 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with 12 Canadian educational institutions, including 9 colleges. The objectives of these MoUs are for starting Academies of Excellence for training trainers and assessors, and to create Transnational Standards with Canadian Sector Skill Councils. The colleges will work through centres of excellence overseas that has been established by India’s National Skill Development Corporation.

New hotel set to be constructed in downtown KCMO 11 May, 2015
Construction will soon begin on a $300 million, 800 room hotel in downtown Kansas City, United States. The hotel, which will be operated by Hyatt, will be constructed next to Bartle Hall, the Sprint Center and Power and Light. Construction is expected to begin early next year and planned for completion in 2018.

Community Windpower files plans for 19.8-MW Scottish project 11 May, 2015
Community Windpower has submitted a planning application for a 19.8-MW wind farm to Dumfries and Galloway Council in Scotland. The proposed Sanquhar “Six” community wind farm consists of six turbines located next to the company’s consented 12-turbine Sanquhar community wind farm. It is expected to produce more than 52,000 MWh per year. The overall investment for the project is GBP 60 million, of which GBP 40 million will be retained in Scotland.

New golf course and resort could soon be coming to Cuba’s northern coast 11 May, 2015
A new golf course resort will be built on the Caribbean island of Cuba. The Cuban Government and Beijing Enterprise Group have signed a letter of intent to build a new course and resort. The site of the proposed course is between the resort of Varadero and Havana.

General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction on Fourth American Petroleum ECO Tanker 11 May, 2015
NASSCO started construction of a fourth “ECO” tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony on May 8, at NASSCO’s San Diego shipyard. As part of a five-tanker contract, the new ECO tankers solidify a mutual commitment between General Dynamics NASSCO and American Petroleum Tankers to design, build and operate innovative and increased energy efficient and fuel-saving products. Each of the five 50,000 deadweight ton product carriers to be constructed by NASSCO will be LNG-conversion ready and will carry 330,000 barrels of cargo.

WGL Holdings to Invest $126M in Pennsylvania NatGas 11 May, 2015
WGL Holdings Inc. subsidiary Washington Gas has agreed to buy 22 producing natural gas wells and reserves in Pennsylvania for $126 million from privately-owned Energy Corporation of America (ECA). The deal secures a long-term supply of natural gas for the customers it serves in Virginia. WGL will file the proposal with the Virginia State Corporation, which needs to approve the deal.

Discovery of Natural Gas in Morocco, Production to Begin in June 11 May, 2015
Morocco’s Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM) has positive results for the SAH-W1 well in the western-central area of the Sebou Permit, onshore Morocco. Well flows were 140,000 cubic meters per day, and production will start at the end of June this year.

Contract awarded to build Clover schools aquatic center 11 May, 2015
Clover School Board approved a $17.8 million bid to build an aquatic center in Lake Wylie. The winning bid, which the board chose over three others, includes a base bid for the center plus a second floor and walking track, an outdoor 50-meter pool and a water park. The concern hopes to break ground this month and is expected to be finished by Aug. 1, 2016. The winning contract is $360,000. The aquatic center is part of a $99 million construction plan that includes five major projects, undertaken by the district after voters approved a $67 million bond package in spring 2014.

Statoil, Conoco Phillips win deep-sea contracts 11 May, 2015
Statoil and ConocoPhillips have been awarded contracts for oil and gas exploration in a deepwater offshore block. The two companies have agreed to invest US$323 million in oil and gas exploration in Deepsea Block AD 10, off Myanmar’s western Rakhine coast. The production sharing agreements will span eight years. The companies will have to undertake environmental impact studies.

IVRCL bags Rs.3,624 cr. Saudi Arabian contract 11 May, 2015
IVRCL has bagged an SAR 2.196 billion worth turnkey EPC project from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior. The project, to be completed in about 36 months, involves constructing pre-fabricated residential complexes in southern areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of 513 buildings are to be constructed at Dharan Al Janoube, Al Qahmah and Asir region. Designing and building mass housing for border guards along with installing, testing and commissioning ancillary buildings and external land and infrastructure development form are part of the contract.

Vestas secures 149 MW order in Mexico 11 May, 2015
Vestas Wind Systems has been awarded a contract to provide wind turbines for the Tres Mesas wind energy projects in the northeast of Mexico. It will provide V117-3.3 MW turbines, amounting to 148.5 MW, to the Eólica Tres Mesas and Eólica Tres Mesas 2 projects, set to be developed in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The project is being developed and will be operated by Oak Creek Energy Systems.

Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park on track for 2016 opening 11 May, 2015
Dubai Parks and Resorts expects to turn its first profit in 2018. The company is on target to open in October next year. It has completed 42 per cent of the project infrastructure. It will get its own electrical substation at the site in July and district cooling in September. The company has signed a deal with the Hollywood studio Lionsgate to bring Hunger Games-themed attractions as well as a Step Up-inspired live stage show to Motiongate Dubai. It also has signed a deal with Wizcraft International to bring a Broadway-style Bollywood show to Bollywood Parks.

NTDC starts work on 600km long transmission line 10 May, 2015
The National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL) has started a vital project of 600-kilometre long 500KV Jamshoro-Moro-Dadu-Rahim Yar Khan transmission line and 500 KV switching station at Moro along with necessary extensions at the existing 500KV substations of Jamshoro, Dadu and Rahim Yar Khan with an estimated cost of $180 million funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project will be completed in December 2016 and is being implemented by the NTDC chief engineer (MP&M) and supervised by NESPAK.

Rural utility to build transmission line to provide power to Clear Air Force Station 10 May, 2015
Golden Valley Electric Association is moving forward with installation of a 2.4-mile high-voltage transmission line to Clear Air Station, United States. The Defense Department will pay an estimated $6.1 million for the transmission line.

Ashghal to construct 160 pedestrian bridges 10 May, 2015
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) plans to construct about 160 pedestrian bridges in different parts of Qatar in the coming years. Design and plan for about 20-30 bridges has been prepared. Architectural design for the pedestrian bridge at the central vegetable market area in Qatar is being prepared.

Tower Transit’s quality bid wins over Singapore 10 May, 2015

Tower Transit has won a government contract with a S$556 million bid. The company has won a five-year contract to operate 380 buses in Singapore from mid-2016. Tower Transit has also been expanding in the UK, where it now operates 650 buses (including London’s only hydrogen-powered buses), after acquiring more specialized bus services, including Cambridge bus group Go Whippet.

Bahrain releases ICT tender for airport 10 May, 2015
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tender for Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) passenger terminal building has been released. All ICT pre-qualification submissions is expect to receive their bids by June and plan to award the ICT contract in September this year. The ICT tender covers the design and integration of all ICT and ultra-low voltage systems including passive and active equipment, airport operational database, flight information display systems, security access control system, fire alarm system, CCTV, computer network, telephony and wi-fi.

Soventix and JA Solar to Collaborate on Large-Scale Solar Power Projects in Chile 10 May, 2015
Soventix Chile SPA and JA Solar JASO established a joint venture in Santiago de Chile that will develop large scale solar photovoltaic power projects in Chile. The joint venture will initially cooperate on projects totaling 130 MW, all of which will use JA Solar modules. Both companies expect completion of the first collaborative projects in 2015.

Citizens Energy Opens $15M Plant 09 May, 2015
Citizens Energy Group has opened its new Harbour Ground Water Treatment Plant near Morse Reservoir in Hamilton County. The new $15 million plant is able to supply 6 million gallons per day of water supply capacity. The project also included rehabilitation of six existing ground water wells. Two additional wells will be added in 2015 to further ensure adequate water supply for the plant.

Nikon collaborates with Lonza to set up regenerative medicine contract manufacturing facility in Japan 09 May, 2015
Nikon Corporation has signed a strategic collaboration agreement (Facility Support and License Agreement) with Lonza to establish a new company, wholly-owned by Nikon, dedicated to regenerative medicine contract manufacturing. The agreement includes access to Lonza’s quality and operating systems, facility design and on-going consulting services for the establishment of the contract manufacturing facility in Japan.

Indonesian textile sector to invest $230 mn this year 09 May, 2015
Indonesia expects to receive 3 trillion rupiah in investment to the textile and garment industry this year. A sizeable portion of one trillion rupiah will derive from a local firm, while the majority will come from foreign investors, particularly from China, South Korea and Taiwan.

Route 2020 construction to begin early next year 09 May, 2015
Construction work on Route 2020 is scheduled to begin early next year. The prequalification and selection process for the contractors begins from May 31.The shortlist of consortiums qualified will undertake the project is to be selected on June 30 this year. On July 2, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will release the tender documents and on December 6 the RTA will start receiving proposals. On January 28, 2016 the RTA will announce the consortium winning the project construction and the project is set to be completed in the first quarter of 2020

Cameroon announces a first-time trial run at the 42 MW windpower plant in the Monts Bamboutos hills 09 May, 2015
The Cameroonian government is expected to launch its very first windpower project this year in the Monts Bamboutos hills, with the construction of a 42 megawatt plant that can be extended to 80 megawatts.

Mitr Phol plans Bt18 bn investments this year 09 May, 2015
MITR PHOL GROUP plans to expand by 7 per cent with investments worth more than Bt18 billion this year. The company plans to spend Bt8.077 billion on the expansion of its sugar business, Bt3.949 billion on the expansion of its renewable-energy business, Bt2.906 on its wood-substitute-materials business, Bt2.744 billion overseas, and Bt159 million on its domestic plantations.

Iran plans to boost oil production capacity to 3.96 mbpd 09 May, 2015
Iran plans to raise its oil production capacity to 3.96 million barrels per day in the current Iranian calendar year, from 3.8 mbpd last year. Iran also plans to make $20 billion investment to boost its oil production by over 700,000 bpd by the end of Iranian calendar year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018).

Magneti Marelli starts production at Brazil plant; to supply parts for Jeep Renegade 08 May, 2015

FMM Pernambuco Componentes Automotivos, a joint venture between Magneti Marelli and Faurecia has started the production of their joint-venture for manufacturing interior and exterior parts for vehicles assembled at the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in Goiana (Pernambuco, Brazil), which is officially inaugurated on April 28, 2015. The JV is majority-owned by Magneti Marelli 65%, while Faurecia holds 35%.

Hawaii Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2045 08 May, 2015
Hawaii is set a goal of generating all of its electricity from renewable energy sources. 100 percent of the state’s electricity would be generated with renewables by 2045. Hawaii can generate “clean” energy from hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, ocean wave and tidal action, wind, solar and other energy sources.

10mw Katsina Wind Farm 98 Per Cent Completed 08 May, 2015
10 megawatts Katsina State Wind Farm is 98 per cent completed. The transmission line for the evacuation of the power to be produced is ready through the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

Kampot set to receive new water treatment plant by 2017 08 May, 2015
Kampot town will receive a new water treatment plant and water supply system by mid-2017. The construction of the plant is slated to begin at the end of 2015 and planned for completion in one and half years. Once built, it is expected to produce about 7,000 cubic metres of water a day. The project will be implemented by a Japanese contractor, with bidding expected to open in Japan around September.

Filter expansion complete at Quail Creek treatment plant 08 May, 2015
Washington County, Water Conservancy district completes a $2.3 million expansion project at Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant. Capital costs of new water treatment facilities are approximately $3.60 per gallon capacity.

Mondelez Launches E-Commerce Partnership With ChannelSight 08 May, 2015
Mondelez International has rolled out a global partnership with ChannelSight that will maximize e-commerce sales opportunities across its digital media touchpoints such as brands’ product pages, social media, video advertising and customer relationship management (CRM) campaigns.

SvizhachOK invests UAH 52 mln in pig farm, meat plant in Kyiv region 08 May, 2015
PJSC SvizhachOK, whose major shareholder is the corporate non-government pension fund of the National Bank (98.5%), has invested about UAH 52 million in the construction of a

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