International Projects

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


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


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


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


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


Ceapro Inc. Announces the Grand Opening of New Bio-processing Extraction Facility

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Siemens to build offshore wind demonstration project in Denmark
wind.cleantechnology-business-review.com 21 Sept, 2016

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


BMW upgrades its Dingolfing plant for new 5 Series
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 15 Sept, 2016

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


African firms to set up $12mn garment factory in Rwanda
fibre2fashion.com 09 Sept, 2016
Albert Supply and Prime Economic Zone have entered into a renewable 5-year land lease agreement with Rwanda’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) to set up a new $12.44 million garment and footwear factory in Kigali, Rwanda. As per the deal, the two companies will obtain 2.5 hectares of land to set up the factory, for which operation is expected to begin by July 2017. Albert Supply will manufacture garments from cotton, leather and other raw materials, whereas Prime Economic Zone will produce belts, bags and shoes from leather.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


UAE’s F Federal Electricity and Water Authority to build 200-megawatt solar power plant

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


GE plans to invest $1.4B to acquire additive manufacturing companies Arcam and SLM

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


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


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


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


Toro Energy gets green light for Wiluna uranium project extension in WA’s Mid West

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Dana breaks ground on new automotive plant at Jeep Parkway
nbc24.com 01 Sept, 2016
Dana has broken ground on a 70 plus million dollar, 100,000 square foot factory at Jeep Parkway on 1st September, 2016. The plant will build automotive axles for the next generation Jeep Wrangler.


Linde opens R&D facility in Taiwan on South East Asia solar manufacturing growth

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


APM Terminals to invest $70m in new berth at Port Elizabeth container terminal
splash247.com 31 Aug, 2016
APM Terminals (APMT) is investing $70m in a new berth at its Port Elizabeth facility in New Jersey. The new berth will allow the port to handle the bigger container vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal and will increase its capacity from 1.5m teus per year to 2.3m. As projected the tender will go out in autumn this year and the project shall be completed by late 2017.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Japan and Kenya sign Sh27.3bn deal to build Dongo Kundu hub
nation.co.ke 30 Aug, 2016
Kenya has secured Sh27.3 billion from Japan to construct an industrial and commercial hub in Dongo Kundu, Mombasa spread over 1,326 hectares of land. An agreement signed by the Governments of Kenya and Japan on the sidelines of the Tokyo International Convention on Africa Development (TICAD) shows that of the Sh27.3 billion, Sh21.36 billion is a long term soft loan while Sh5.969 billion is a grant. The deal involves the development of infrastructure, including Berth 1 at the Port of Mombasa, access roads, transmission line, water supply pipeline from the mainland and a sub-station, drainage, power supply and a free trade zone in the zone and it will also entail establishment of a free trade zone on between 300 and 500 acres for wholesale and retail trading, breaking bulk, re-packaging logistics, warehousing, handling and storage of goods.
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Luxury hotel planned for W. Main secures loan
dailyprogress.com 30 Aug, 2016
Carr City Centers luxury hotel being developed at 1106 W. Main St, has secured a $25.8 million loan from SunTrust Bank. The 10-story development will consist of a ground floor, three floors of parking and six floors of hotel rooms and it will have 150 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant, fitness center, 3,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center. Donohoe Construction Co. will be the general contractor. Construction is set to begin in the third quarter of 2016, with a scheduled opening in the fourth quarter of 2017.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Toyota opens new Lexus parts distribution center in Atlanta
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 28 Aug, 2016

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Khalifa Port grows wider in major expansion plan
emirates247.com 28 Aug, 2016
Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone, has announced a major expansion plan for Khalifa Port. The expansion will add 1,000 metres of quay wall to the port and deepen its main channel and basin to 18 metres, from the current 16 metres. Also, the new quay wall will add an additional 600,000 sq. mtrs for cargo handling. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.


Orlando Airport South Terminal Complex Project, Florida, United States of America

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Honda plant in South Carolina announces $45M expansion
abcnews4.com 26 Aug, 2016
Honda of South Carolina is investing $45 million in an expansion project in Timmonsville. The 115,000-square-foot expansion and innovation project is designed to meet growing demand for Honda side-by-side vehicles produced exclusively in the South Carolina plant. The plant is the exclusive global producer of Honda Pioneer side-by-sides, including the 500, 700 and 1000 series models.


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


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


Automotive manufacturer supplier plans to invest $18.4M in Henderson, create 48 jobs

lanereport.com 26 Aug, 2016
Hensens Aluminum, a newly formed automotive manufacturing company that will extrude aluminum components to the automotive industry, is considering investing $18.4 million in locating a facility in Henderson. The facility will supply customers in the U.S. and Mexico.


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


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


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


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


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


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


France to open tender for 3,000 MW of solar
energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com 25 Aug, 2016

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Doheny Enterprises to build 175,000-square-foot warehouse/office in Pleasant Prairie

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


Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts unveils Le Méridien Putrajaya, a new-build hotel in Putrajaya

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


Carbon Energy Ltd to license technology for Indonesian power project
proactiveinvestors.com.au 23 Aug, 2016
Carbon Energy has signed a non-binding term sheet with Ascot Energy to develop a 30 MW syngas power project in Indonesia. Under the deal, Carbon will license its Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) keyseam technology and services to develop the project. Upon securing of permits and approvals for the project by Ascot, the legally binding licensing and service agreements will be triggered. It is estimated it will take 18 months to secure permits. The project timeline estimates up to 18 months to secure permits and a further 18 months from then to achieve ignition of the first panel.


Pressleys to expand with flagship store in Brighton
retail-jeweller.com 23 Aug, 2016
Pressleys is to expand its store portfolio with the opening of a new flagship store in Brighton in November. The new 2,500 sq. ft premises will be arranged over four floors and will include three floors of retail space, together with a customer service and repair centre on the top floor and it will also feature a VIP hospitality suite, due to open next year. The interior of the new store will be designed by top retail interior design firm, l’Atelier Five.


Barbeque Nation to open its first overseas outlet in Dubai
thehindubusinessline.com 23 Aug, 2016
Barbeque Nation is set to open its first international restaurant in Dubai within a fortnight. Further, it also plans to open in Colombo, Dhaka and Nepal soon. The company is also in the process of finalizing plans for introducing its sub-brand Barbeque Nation Lite, aimed at addressing the requirements of a huge latent market in the Tier II and III cities.


ITG to set up high-voltage cable factory in KAEC
tradearabia.com 23 Aug, 2016
International Trade Gateway Company (ITG) will set up a high-voltage cable factory in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia. The company has signed an agreement with KAEC for the purchase of a 9,000-sq-m plot located in Phase One of the Industrial Valley at KAEC. The company manufactures fireproof structural cabling in the 450-750 and 600-7,000 voltage ranges, as well as flex cables, gear and gauging instrument connection cables, and low-voltage cables.


Troy-based Inteva Products to invest $23 million, add 77 jobs at Adrian plant
crainsdetroit.com 23 Aug, 2016
Inteva Products LLC plans to invest $23 million to add capability to its plant in Adrian. The supplier of automotive closure and roof systems has been awarded new business and plans to invest in new equipment and tooling to accommodate the work at the 980,000-square-foot plant. Michigan Strategic Fund board members approved a $1.27 million performance-based grant toward the investment, which is expected to create 77 new jobs with potential to create 127 jobs.


US Army, Hawaiian Electric break ground on bioenergy facility
biomassmagazine.com 23 Aug, 2016
The U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 50 MW power plant that will run on a mixture of biofuel and conventional fuels at Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu. The facility will come up on 8 acres of land and is scheduled to be operational by spring 2018. The facility will be developed, owned and operated by Hawaiian Electric.


Ivanhoé Cambridge to invest 72 M$ to expand and redevelop Mayfair Shopping Centre in Victoria, BC
newswire.ca 23 Aug, 2016
Ivanhoé Cambridge will invest $72 million to expand and redevelop Mayfair Shopping Centre, located in Victoria, British Columbia. The investment will increase the gross leasable area from 454,000 sq. ft. to approx. 554,000 sq. ft. after completion in the fall of 2018.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts to debut its first hotel in Armenia
traveldailynews.asia 22 Aug, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will enter Armenia with the opening of The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan. The new-build property will feature 114 luxurious guest rooms, including 17 opulent suites and a Presidential Suite. In addition, The Alexander hotel will also offer superlative event and meeting spaces including a ballroom, eight meeting rooms and a business center. The unparalleled wellness facilities include an indoor pool, spa and a fitness center. Culinary offerings will include an all-day dining restaurant, a cigar club and a lobby bar. The hotel is scheduled to open in summer 2017.


Fujairah housing project almost complete
tradearabia.com 22 Aug, 2016
The UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MOID) has completed 95 per cent of a housing project for citizens in Al Taween area in the emirate of Fujairah and it will be handed over in October. Finishing work is being done at the site after all structural and electro-mechanical work has been completed. The Ministry has also completed 55 per cent of the cultural centre in Fujairah, which will be completed in March 2017.


Next phase of $2bn power project soon
thepeninsulaqatar.com 22 Aug, 2016
The next phase of Qatar’s mega power transmission and distribution project is expected to start in the current quarter of this year. The estimated $2bn worth project ‘Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion-Phase 13’ is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018. Qatar, as part of its long-term investment plans for revamping and expanding its power sector, has earmarked over $10bn, which includes projects in all stages including those on hold but likely to be activated soon


Albania and Macedonia to construct major power line
famagusta-gazette.com 22 Aug, 2016
Construction works on a 400kV electric power transmission line between Albania and Macedonia will kick off in the first half of 2017. The Albanian government has recently signed a loan agreement with Germany worth 30 million euros to finance the first phase of the high voltage power line. Construction works are expected to last nearly three years, and the line is expected to start operating at the beginning of 2020.


Port Authority investing US$40 million to upgrade Montego Bay Port
jamaicaobserver.com 22 Aug, 2016
The Port Authority of Jamaica will be investing some US$40 million to upgrade the Montego Bay Port to transform the facility into a regional, multi-purpose port which will accommodate more cruise shipping vessels as the demand for home porting rapidly intensifies. The investment is in addition to the current implementation of the fuel terminal on the port by New Fortress at a cost of US$175 million.


Pakistan keen to invest in agricultural, IT and construction sectors
dailynews.lk 22 Aug, 2016
Pakistan is interested in investing in Sri Lanka, specially in agriculture, information technology and construction. Expanding of the existing direct flight service between the two countries has also been discussed.


China Wu Yi to set up Sh10bn building materials plant
businessdailyafrica.com 22 Aug, 2016
China Wu Yi is building a Sh10 billion housing materials plant in Athi River on 30 acres of land. The factory, expected to be complete in June, will manufacture precast materials that will also be sold to other construction firms. The multinational is putting up the plant through its locally incorporated subsidiary China Wu Yi Precast (Kenya) Company. The factory will also include a display area, warehouse and a construction material supermarket which will introduce materials from China, effectively making it a one-stop shop for building materials in the country.


TBL to Invest Sh27 Billion in Agriculture Sector
allafrica.com 22 Aug, 2016
Tanzania Breweries (TBL) Group is planning to invest Sh27 billion in agriculture sector in the current financial year. The money will enable barley, grapes, sorghum and maize farmers through providing them with seeds, extension services as well as facilitating them with access to credit.


Ken’s Foods plans $90M plant, 150 jobs in Lebanon
ibj.com 22 Aug, 2016
Ken’s Foods Inc. plans to invest $90 million to construct and equip a 320,000-square-foot facility in Lebanon Business Park on 40 acres of land. The facility is expected to produce between 150 million and 200 million pounds of dressings, sauces and marinades each year for customers across Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Construction on the facility could start this year.


Appliance maker doubling Midwest facility
grbj.com 22 Aug, 2016
Whirlpool Corporation plans to expand its Factory Distribution Center in Greenville, Ohio from 327,000 square feet to about 650,000 square feet. The project broke ground on 22nd August, 2016 and shall be completed next March.


Niagara Bottling invests $95 million in manufacturing facility
plasticstoday.com 22 Aug, 2016
Niagara Bottling LLC (Ontario, CA) is investing $95 million towards a 450,000-square-foot manufacturing and bottling facility located in Meadowville Technology Park in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The company will employ state-of-the-art filtration to produce its Niagara brand and private label bottled water. A second phase is expected to follow which will add another 50 jobs with a $50 million build-out.


Wayne Farms to expand freezer capacity
meatpoultry.com 22 Aug, 2016
Wayne Farms is moving forward with a planned addition of a variable retention freezer system at the company’s poultry processing facility in Dothan, the Dothan Eaglereported. The addition is expected to cost $21.2 million and create 22 jobs. The project is part of an expansion of the Dothan facility that will add 42,000 sq. ft. to the existing structure which covers 105,000 sq. ft. The expansion, which is expected to complete this year, will double the plant’s processing capacity. The company also broke ground on a new $53 million feed mill in Ozark, Alabama, that will support the increased processing capacity at the Dothan plant.


Engie lines up 400 MW PV pipeline in Chile
renewables.seenews.com 22 Aug, 2016


Engie Energia Chile SA (EECL), majority owned by French utility Engie and Solairedirect Chile Ltda have agreed to jointly develop a solar power project pipeline of 400 MW. The two companies have agreed to work on PV projects in the northern and central parts of Chile for a period of one year.


St. Vincent to open 4 emergency micro-hospitals
indystar.com 22 Aug, 2016
St. Vincent is planning to open four free-standing emergency hospitals in the Indianapolis area to bridge the gap between the urgent care center and an acute-care emergency department. The four facilities planned for Noblesville, Castleton, Avon and Plainfield will offer round-the-clock emergency care with the option of overnight stays for patients who need it. Each hospital will have seven outpatient beds and eight in-patient beds. The health system also plans to open three new ambulatory care centers in Crawfordsville, Brownsburg, and Plainfield next year.


St1 to build ethanol plant in Norway
renewables.seenews.com 22 Aug, 2016
St1 Biofuels Oy plans to build an ethanol plant at the site of a former paper mill in Norway that will use local forest industry residues as feedstock. The plant will be able to produce 50 million litres of advanced cellulosic bioethanol for transport fuel per year. The project is expected to reach investment decision in 2018 and become operational by 2021. The company has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the project with Viken Skog SA, the largest forest owners’ cooperative in Norway.


Enoc to open more Zoom stores across the UAE
thenational.ae 22 Aug, 2016
Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) plans to open 30 Zoom convenience stores a year across the country until it reaches 500 by 2025. The plan, which will include stand-alone stores, stores in Enoc service stations and franchise stores, is a result of increasing customer demand and population growth. The company also has plans to open another 18 stores in petrol stations in Saudi Arabia over the next two years, bringing its total number of stores in the country to 27.


Ashanti, Alecto to jointly develop Mali gold project
mining.com 22 Aug, 2016
Ashanti Gold has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with Alecto Minerals, which will allow it to earn a 65% in the Ashanti Gold’s Kassanto gold project in western Mali. As part of the deal, Ashanti will become the operator of the project during a 36-month option period in which it will have to complete a Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS).


Macedonia launches upgraded Skopje-Tetovo power transmission line
seenews.com 22 Aug, 2016
MEPSO has launched an upgraded 110 kV (48 km) long power transmission line, whose reconstruction cost about 4 million euro. Under the project, 187 new electric poles are installed, and all transmission stations are modernized. The reconstruction has been financed by the World Bank and it has been completed by the Serbian Energomontazha.


SADAFCO unveils solar project in Riyadh
constructionweekonline.com 22 Aug, 2016
Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) has commenced operations of its solar power project in Riyadh Regional Distribution Centre (RDC). Covering a surface area of about 1,600 sq. mtrs. , over 2,000 solar cells have been installed atop the carport structures in the parking area offering the additional benefit of sun shade for cars. The project will operate high performance thin film PV modules from US-headquartered First Solar, Inc. The project has been fully executed on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) terms by Saudi-based National Solar Systems Company.


Israel To Use Enzymes To Build Kenya Cheaper Roads
jewishbusinessnews.com 21 Aug, 2016
I-Tec-W from Israel will partner with the government of Kenyan county Kiambu, to upgrade the county’s roads. The Israelis are using new technology globally known as Soil Enhancing Solutions capitalises on enzymes to modify roads, irrespective of the soils. I-Tec-W will tender to construct 200km of major link roads between towns in a pilot project.


GBM signs $27m ICT deal for hospitality project

tradearabia.com 21 Aug, 2016

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has signed ICT partnership worth more than $27.2 million for the hospitality project, the Jewel of the Creek. The project by Roda Hotels, is expected to be ready by September 2017. The deal includes the execution of the complete ICT package including LAN, wireless, IP telephony, security, structured cabling, guest room management system, access control & audio video. GBM will be using Cisco Systems’ latest technology including mobility and analytics. Additionally, the company will be accountable for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the entire package of ICT for the five hospitality buildings in the project.


Oman’s OMR100m dairy project floats tender for building farm
timesofoman.com 21 Aug, 2016
Mazoon Dairy Company, which plans to build a major dairy farm with a capital expenditure of OMR100 million to achieve self-sufficiency in dairy production in Oman, has started major initiatives to build the project in Buraimi. A tender for pre-qualifying local companies to develop the farm, dairy plant and associated facilities at Sunaynah, Buraimi has already been floated. The proposed integrated joint venture dairy project plans to start with approximately 4,000 cows in 2017, which will grow to a herd size of 25,000 in 2026. The company will produce approximately 202 million litres in 2026, which will go up to 985 million litres in 2040.


Scottish Water plans major works in Whalsay
shetlandtimes.co.uk 20 Aug, 2016
Scottish Water is planning a series of works in Whalsay. The works are due to begin this month, with more than £5.4 million being invested in the construction of a brand new water treatment plant to supply around 1,000 people. The plant will replace the existing water treatment plant on the island. The project also includes, building a new pumping station next to the existing one on the banks of Loch Huxter and construction of a new 700 meter water main through rural land to the new plant. Planning permission for all work has been granted by the council. The essential work will take around 10 months in total. Scottish Water contractor Ross-shire Engineering will be carrying out the work.


Lydian Armenia begins construction of new Amulsar gold mine
panarmenian.net 20 Aug, 2016
Lydian Armenia begins construction of new Amulsar gold mine. The capital construction, which will run from 2016 to 2018, is set to cost $370 million. Amulsar deposit project is the first mining project in Armenia to undergo the environmental and social impact assessment in accordance with the criteria of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).


Oman plans two desal projects in northern region
tradearabia.com 20 Aug, 2016
Oman plans to build two major independent water desalination plants to meet growing demand for potable water in the northern region. Sites are being evaluated for a 60-million-gallons-per-day (mgpd) capacity project planned in Muscat. The project is likely to start operations by 2021. Another 44 mgpd capacity project in the Northern Batinah and Dhahirah regions is scheduled to commence operations in 2022, citing a seven-year outlook for power and water demand released by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP). Tenders for selecting multinational firms or consortiums for developing these desalination projects are expected from OPWP.


Six bids received for power project
elecenmyanmar.com 20 Aug, 2016
Ministry of Electricity and Energy has received six tender applications for the construction of a 300-megawatt power plant. The applications came from a consortium of Maxpower Myanmar, LNG Link, Consultant International Company, SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation, a joint venture between Indonesia, Singapore and China; the UK-based Aggreko International Projects; China Energy Engineering and China ITS Holdings Co; Singapore-based Karpowership Asia Company; a consortium of National Infrastructure Holdings Company, Ace Resources Group, MCM Pacific and APR Energy Plc; a joint venture between Myanmar, Singapore and the US; and CRRC and V Power Engineering from Hong Kong and China. The Ministry will announce the winner on 9th September, 2016 to install a new generator that can run on a duel-fuel system.


Pantex breaks ground on new facility
newschannel10.com 19 Aug, 2016
A groundbreaking ceremony held on 18th August, 2016 at Pantex, a nuclear weapons facility east of Amarillo, marked the beginning of construction for a new complex designed to replace 50 outdated buildings at the site. The Administrative Support Complex will be a 343,000 sq. ft. facility. Pantex will be leasing 15,000 sq. ft. of the building to Texas Tech for research on missile security, chemical processes, and advanced machinery.


New company seeks financing to build soybean processing plant in Massena
watertowndailytimes.com 19 Aug, 2016
St. Lawrence Soyway Co. LLC is seeking financing to develop a soybean processing facility at the former Village Department of Public Works site on Main Street, Massena. The firm is seeking some outside funding to help finance the $16 million project. The plans will include construction of a 40,000-square-foot processing facility that will crush soybeans into high-protein soy meal used primarily to feed dairy herds and it can also be used to feed hogs and poultry. The process includes extracting the oil which can be sold to hog, poultry and other livestock farms. The company is also applying for grant funding through the state’s Empire State Development Corp. If the financing materializes, construction of the plant could begin in November and production could start next summer.


Tanzania secures huge loan to build a new tractors assembly plant
coastweek.com 19 Aug, 2016
Tanzania has secured a loan worth 110 million U.S. dollars from Poland, which will be used to establish the plant at Kibaha area, Coast Region where tractors, power tillers will be assembled. Part of the money will be used to build warehouses in regions which are potential for agricultural production. The warehouse facilities will be used for storing food crops.


Textile company to invest RM500mil to boost its operations in Kulai
thestar.com.my 19 Aug, 2016
Daiyin Textile (M) Sdn Bhd will be investing about RM500mil to further expand its operations in Malaysia this year. Around RM300mil will be allocated for phase two of the expansion project at its existing plant in Sedenak industrial estate. Another RM200mil will be invested to set up a new plant in Bukit Batu, to manufacture jeans for export to the United States. The company had already submitted the development planning for phase two of the expansion project and the Bukit Batu plant to the relevant authorities.


Zambia to Invest USD15m in Mulungushi Textile Factory
zambia-invest.com 19 Aug, 2016
The Government of Zambia will invest USD15m in re-establishing the Mulungushi textile factory, located in Kabwe, Central Zambia. The factory will be manufacturing various garments including military and police uniforms. The Government of Zambia has concluded the takeover of the Mulungushi factory in 2016.


GM to Invest $85M in Marion Stamping Plant
wibc.com 19 Aug, 2016
General Motors will invest $85 million in its Marion plant. The proposal to spend $85 million over the next 10 years for new tools and equipment at the Marion stamping plant went before the city council two months ago. The plant provides blanks, stamping and sheet metal assembly for cars, vans and trucks in production in North America.


Bridgestone invests $250m to expand Canada tyre plant
icis.com 19 Aug, 2016
Bridgestone is investing $250m to expand its tyre plant at Joliette in Quebec province, Canada. The expansion project is expected to raise the plant’s capacity to around 20,000 tyres /day by 2023. The plant specialises in tyres for passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vans.


Air Products Inaugurates Specialty Gas Plant in South Korea
nasdaq.com 19 Aug, 2016
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has opened a new advanced non-electronics specialty gas and helium transfill center in Ochang, North Chungcheong, South Korea. The industrial complex houses fine chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic materials producers. The company has built the facility to cater to the growing demand of numerous industries including automotive, analytical, petrochemical and bio-healthcare, among others.


Schaeffler to invest in new production base in China
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 19 Aug, 2016

Schaeffler will invest in a new production base in Xiangtan, Hunan province, China. In this regard, Schaeffler Group has signed a cooperation agreement with a visiting delegation from the Hunan provincial government. The first phase of the project will occupy a total area of around 20 hectares and the first plant, which will manufacture automotive parts and precision bearings, is scheduled to enter operation by the end of 2018. In the future, Phase II of the project will involve the construction of a second plant, a logistics center and a training facility.


Greenland joins smaller developers to invest $1bn in U.S. biotech park
techwireasia.com 19 Aug, 2016
Greenland Group will jointly invest over US$1 billion in a San Francisco-based biotech industrial park, together with Agile Group, Ping An Trust, and Poly Sino Capital. Greenland aims to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and China in relation to biotech research and development through this investment, which cost US$171 million for the land alone. Greenland USA, a subsidiary of the Greenland Group, owns 49 percent of the biotech project, with Ping An holding 36 percent and Agile 10 percent. An in-class campus is planned to be built in the park. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2018, after the City received necessary infrastructure improvements.


Tata Power JV Cennergi starts operations of 95 MW wind project
energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com 19 Aug, 2016

Tata Power’s 50:50 joint venture with Exxaro Resources in South Africa, Cennergi (Pty) has commenced the commercial operations of its 95 MW Tsitsikamma Community wind farm project on 18th August, 2016. The said wind farm comprises 31 3.075 MW Vestas-make turbines. With the commissioning of the Tsitsikamma project, Cennergi’s operational portfolio has increased to 229 MW as it achieved commercial operations of its 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni wind project last month.


Shell To Build 94 Mile Pipeline For Cracker Plant
constructionequipment.com 18 Aug, 2016
Shell Chemical Appalachia’s ethane cracker plant being built on the site of the former Horsehead zinc smelter on the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania will be connected to a 94-mile pipeline being built by Shell Pipeline. The new Falcon Ethane Pipeline System will connect three ethane sources: Houston facility in western Pennsylvania, and the Cadiz and Scio facilities in Ohio. Shell started the process to acquire rights-of-ways earlier this month and intends to start construction in late 2018. The pipeline capacity is expected to be a little more than 100,000 barrels per day of ethane.


Chinese developer to invest 1 bln USD for biotech industrial park in South San Francisco

shanghaidaily.com 19 Aug, 2016
Greenland plans to invest more than 1 billion U.S. dollars in a joint venture to build a large-scale biotech industrial park in South San Francisco. Greenland USA, the subsidiary company of Greenland Group, acquired the Oyster Point landing project together with its equity partner Ping’an Trust, and minority equity partners Agile Group and Poly Sino Capital. The project will be completed in several phases, with Phase I compromising approximately 500,000 square feet in the southern part of the property. Construction is expected to begin by mid-2018, following necessary infrastructure improvements by the City of South San Francisco, including streets, utilities and grading.


Japan turns over P2.6 billion Rubber production plant to Philippines
update.ph 19 Aug, 2016
Government of Japan, funded through Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan program, has turned over the Banisilan Rubber Production, Processing and Marketing Enterprise to the Philippine government. The rubber processing plant is part of ‘The Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MinSAAD)’, in the Municipality of Banisilan, North Cotabato Province. The total loan support for this project amounts to Rs. 6,063,000,000), equivalent to PHP2,636,000,000. This project aims to expand rubber production area to 2,200 hectares and produce 696 metric ton rubber crumb or PhP36.9 million annual sale.


Erex Eyes Biomass, Wind to Expand in Japan Power-Retail Business
bloomberg.com 19 Aug, 2016
Erex Co. will add more biomass power plants and expand into wind farms as it seeks to reach out to more customers following the opening up of Japan’s power-retail market. The company currently has a 20-MW operating biomass power plant in the western prefecture of Kochi and has several more biomass projects in varying stages of development. A 50-megawatt biomass power station is scheduled to open as early as this year in Oita prefecture and the company also plans to build a 75-MW biomass plant with Taiheiyo Cement Corp. in Iwate.


Bentley opens its world’s largest dealership in Dubai
ET 18 Aug, 2016
Bentley Motors on 17th August, 2016 inaugurated a 75,000 sq. ft. showroom at Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Consisting of six floors, the new customer environment offers a space with a bespoke, uniquely British feel and a focus on personal commissioning, executed with Bentley’s signature craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail.


AGC to set up automotive glass factory in Morocco
tradearabia.com 18 Aug, 2016
Asahi Glass (AGC), a glass manufacturing company, has revealed that AGC Automotive Europe will establish its first automotive glass factory at Kenitra, Morocco. AGC Automotive Group recently reached an agreement with Induver, a leading glass processing company in Casablanca, in order to co-establish the first unit of the AGC Group in North Africa. The factory’s construction is underway and is expected to begin production in 2019


American Railcar Industries Expands Its Northeast Arkansas Operations
ualrpublicradio.org 18 Aug, 2016
American Railcar Industries (ARI) will set up a new manufacturing facility in Paragould. Corbitt Manufacturing, a component manufacturing operation with ARI, will begin production at the new facility this month. ARI already has plants in Paragould, and Marmaduke that employ about 1,000 workers.


Kroger Planning to Close, Open New Store in Charlottesville
nbc29.com 18 Aug, 2016
Kroger is set to invest $28 million to build a new store at the Seminole Square Shopping Center in Charlottesville, United States. Construction will be commenced by early 2017 and the store is expected to open by the end of 2017.


Council approves wastewater treatment plant
times-georgian.com 18 Aug, 2016
The Buchanan City Council has approved a $3.3 million project to upgrade and expand its current wastewater treatment plant. The plant expansion will be paid for by a loan of about $2.1 million and a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The council approved and signed a resolution accepting the grant and stating its purpose during the meeting on 9th August, 2016.


Dale Farm Opens £7M Facility
insidermedia.com 18 Aug, 2016
Dale Farm has opened a £7m cheese processing and packing facility in County Tyrone. This new cheese processing and packing facility will help the firm continue to deliver strong growth in our cheddar sales in both domestic and export markets, especially in the faster growing convenience segment of the market.


Chinese firm to invest $150 m in Uttam Groups project
thehindubusinessline.com 18 Aug, 2016
Uttam Group on 18th August, 2016 signed an investment agreement of up to $150 million with Chinese firm Tidfore Heavy Equipment Group Co. The investment will be in the form of equity for Uttam Group’s Wardha Expansion Project undertaken in conjunction with Posco.


Bulgarian textile co PNG 1962 to invest in new production unit
seenews.com 18 Aug, 2016
PNG plans to invest 2 million levs in a new production facility and equipment for digital printing on cotton fabrics. The investment is co-financed by the EU programme Innovation and Competitiveness with 350,000 levs, while the rest will be provided by a bank loan. The investment project will increase productivity by 15% and raise revenues from export by 26%.


Richardson to invest C$120 million in canola processing plant
world-grain.com 18 Aug, 2016
Richardson International plans to invest C$120 million in its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The investment will be used to maximize operating efficiencies and modernize the facility to significantly increase canola crush capability. The plant currently processes approximately 450,000 tonnes of canola annually. With the upgrades, the facility will be able to process in excess of 2,000 tonnes of canola per day, increasing annual crush capacity to more than 700,000 tonnes.


Impact to invest EUR 44 mln in expanding northern Bucharest Greenfield residential project

business-review.eu 18 Aug, 2016
Impact Developer & Contractor will invest EUR 44 million in the third development phase of Greenfield, its residential project in northern Bucharest. Platanilor Ensemble, the name of the project’s third development phase, is developed on a 10 hectares plot of land and it will features 39 four-and five-storey blocks which will feature atotal of 888 apartments. The first 21 blocks (476 apartments) will be delivered at the beginning of 2017 and the next 18 blocks (412 apartments) will be completed in the third trimester of the next year. The project will feature one-two-and three-bedroom apartments and it also boasts a 6,000 sqm park with playgrounds, a multifunctional sports ground and fitness and recreation areas


Pinnacle Foods To Expand Fayetteville Manufacturing Facility
5newsonline.com 18 Aug, 2016
Pinnacle Foods on 18th August, 2016 plans to expand its food manufacturing in Fayetteville. The new brand line, EVOL, is a line that contains cage-free eggs, no antibiotics, no artificials and no GMOs. The company is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of food products and leads the dry and frozen packaged foods segments, with brands such as Duncan Hines, Birds Eye, Mrs. Paul’s, Vlasic, Mrs. Butterworth’s, Wishbone, and Aunt Jemima.


Shaza Hotels to expand presence in the Middle East
khaleejtimes.com 18 Aug, 2016
Shaza Hotels is gearing up for its expansion in the Middle East, with several new hotels in the pipeline in various locations across the region. The brand is aiming to have 30 hotels signed by 2020, with a total of 20 hotels in operation by 2020. The 250-keys Shaza Makkah is the first of the many properties that will open in the region, slated for opening in the last quarter of 2016.


Fortum to build, run biomass-fired power plant in U.K
elp.com 18 Aug, 2016
Fortum has signed a 10-year Operation and Maintenance (O&M) agreement with MGT Teesside in the UK. The agreement covers the operation and maintenance services of a new 299 MW biomass-fired combined heat and power plant to be located in North-East England. The construction of the power plant is due to start immediately and be completed by 2020.


EBRD considering loan for 29-MW solar project in Kazakhstan
renewables.seenews.com 18 Aug, 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering providing a senior loan of up to USD 26 million to India’s ACME Cleantech Solutions for a 29-MWp solar project in Kazakhstan. The financing will support the construction, grid connection and commissioning of the Kulan solar power plant, located in the Zhambyl region. The project is worth a total of USD 51 million.


Ameresco builds wastewater biogas to energy facility in Phoenix
elp.com 18 Aug, 2016
Ameresco and the City of Phoenix on 18th August, 2016 announced a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment biogas project at the 91st Ave Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Ameresco will Design, Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (DBOOM) the wastewater biogas-to-energy facility. The WWTP is owned by the Sub-Regional Operating Group made up of Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe. The project is expected to be operational in late 2017.


IOC, Bangladesh Roads and Highways Dept sign MoU
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 18 Aug, 2016

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) and the Roads and Highways Department of People’s Republic of Bangladesh has signed an MoU in Dhaka. The MoU enables IOCL to send its trucks carrying Motor Spirit, High Speed Diesel, Superior Kerosene Oil & Liquefied Petroleum Gas from Meghalaya to Tripura via territory of Bangladesh. The validity of this facility is till end September 2016. Both sides have also agreed to extend the transit facility for a further short period on need basis.


PTi Breaks Ground on Major Expansion
ptonline.com 18 Aug, 2016
Processing Technologies International (PTi), manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, broken ground on 5th August, 2016 for a $10 million plant expansion at its Aurora, Illinois headquarters. The company will increase overall plant capacity by 50% by adding 40,000 ft2 of primary manufacturing and office space and up to 40 new jobs. The new space is expected to be fully operational by November 2016.


Argos Buys U.S. Plants From HeidelbergCement for $660 Million
bloomberg.com 18 Aug, 2016
Cementos Argos SA has agreed to acquire a cement plant and eight terminals from HeidelbergCement AG for $660 million to push expansion in the U.S. The transaction includes a factory in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and eight related terminals.


Flint Hills Resources to construct $20 M fuel terminal expansion
Hydrocarbonprocessing.com 18 Aug, 2016
Flint Hills Resources will begin construction on a $20 M expansion of its Waupun, Wisconsin fuel terminal. The company is also nearing completion of an estimated $7 M expansion of its Junction City fuel terminal. The expansion and improvement projects at Flint Hills Resources’ Waupun and Junction City fuel terminals involve more than doubling the loading capacity of the current 2-bay Waupun terminal with the addition of three new bays, and adding a fifth loading bay to Junction City. Construction on the Junction City project is currently underway with completion expected this fall. The Waupun project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.


Iowa OKs $11.5 million for company planning pork plant
wral.com 18 Aug, 2016
Solar Frontier has completed a 30 MW solar PV park at Nagasaki Airport, Nagasaki Prefecture on 34 The Iowa Economic Development Board has approved $11.5 million in incentives for the company, Prestage Farms that plans to build a $240 million pork plant in northern Iowa’s Wright County. Wright County officials are considering giving the company $8 million in local tax breaks.


Turkey plant in Huron to undergo $39M in expansion projects
rapidcityjournal.com 17 Aug, 2016
Dakota Provisions will expand the cold storage space at its existing plant in Huron at a cost of $9 million, and also expand into another building in a local industrial park, at a cost of $30 million. The larger project could result in 250 new jobs in the city.


Odom Corp. to build $40M Anchorage facility
adn.com 17 Aug, 2016
Odom Corp. will build a $40 million warehouse and office facility in an industrial area near West International Airport Road, consolidating its Anchorage operations. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this fall and construction will take about two years.


Fresenius Kabi Announces Major Investment in U.S. Manufacturing
businesswire.com 17 Aug, 2016
Fresenius Kabi will invest approximately $250 million over 10 years to expand the company’s Melrose Park site which manufactures generic, sterile injectable pharmaceuticals. The expansion will create multiple new buildings connected to the existing manufacturing site and will feature fully automated aseptic filling lines using state-of-the-art isolator technology, expanded lyophilization (freeze-drying) capabilities, formulation areas, a dedicated warehouse for raw materials and components and an administration building with conference center, laboratories, office space and cafeteria. The expansion is a multi-stage, multi-year project with ground breaking planned for 2017 and final project completion in 2026.


Croatia’s Valamar Riviera to invest 500 mln kuna in construction of 2 luxury resorts
seenews.com 17 Aug, 2016
Valamar Riviera will invest 500 million kuna in the construction of two luxury tourist resorts, Bellevue Resort and Valamar Girandella Resort in the coastal town of Rabac in 2017. Valamar will reconstruct its current Bellevue and Albona hotels and turn them into the Family Life Bellevue Resort, a brand of travel services group TUI. Apart from 372 rooms, the resort will also offer pools, restaurants, beaches, entertainment and other facilities.


Envergent begins construction on RTP green fuel facility in Canada
biofuels-news.com 17 Aug, 2016
Envergent Technologies, a joint venture of Honeywell UOP and Ensyn Corp., has begun construction on a renewable fuels facility at Port Cartier in Quebec, Canada. The project will incorporate Envergent’s proprietary RTP technology and will convert forest residues from local sources into liquid green fuel for institutional and industrial heating.


Oman plans to build two major power plants
utilities-me.com 17 Aug, 2016
Oman plans to develop two major power plants by 2022 within the Main Interconnected System (MIS), which accounts for 90 per cent of the nation’s total electricity supply. While a 800 MW Independent Power Plant (IPP) is expected to come onstream in 2021, a mega project with a capacity of 2,700 MW is planned to be operational in 2022. It is expected to issue a Request For Qualifications (RfQ) for the new 800 MW IPP in the third quarter of this year. Prospective sites and infrastructure requirements are being evaluated in collaboration with stakeholders, such as Oman Gas Company (OGC) and Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC). Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) expects to select the site and to initiate the procurement process with a RfQ in Q3, 2016, subject to regulatory approval. A RfP will be issued to the prequalified developers in Q1 2017, with an award envisioned in the third quarter of next year.


clean coal power plant to install 400kV transformer
esi-africa.com 17 Aug, 2016
The Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant in Dubai, has launched the main 400 kV transformer as well as various other projects amounting to $53.6 million. The plant, which is expected to generate 2,400 MW once in full operation, is expected to reach commercial operation in March 2023.


BYD signs deal to open PV factory in Brazil
pv-magazine.com 17 Aug, 2016
BYD Energy do Brasil has signed a cooperation agreement with the Campinas labor office for the creation of 300 jobs that will form the initial staff of the company’s 200 MW PV module production facility. BYD will invest BRL 150 million in the PV fab, which adds to the company’s existing electric bus factory in the city. The facility is scheduled to begin production in early 2017.


SLAM Sets Up Gold Processing Plant
finance.yahoo.com 17 Aug, 2016
SLAM Exploration has set up the turnkey gold plant and is ready for testing it with rock from the high grade Maisie gold deposit. The company has been granted a License of Occupation that authorizes to extract and process samples from this high grade gold deposit over a two year period. The removal and processing of a 2,000 tonne bulk sample has been approved by the New Brunswick Department of Environment and the Department of Energy and Mines. No drilling or blasting is required and no chemicals will be used in the process. The purpose is to develop environmentally and commercially sustainable techniques to extract gold, provide an estimate of the grade of the Maisie deposit and demonstrate the potential for longer term mining operations


White Lodging Announces 1,000 New Hotel Room Development for Downtown Austin

hotelnewsresource.com 17 Aug, 2016
A new property adjacent to the University of Texas campus will feature both the Autograph Collection and AC Hotels by Marriott brands. The unique 350 room, 11-story AC Hotels and Autograph Collection dual-branded complex will house both properties, and while efficiencies will be shared in the back of the house, such as in housekeeping, each hotel will have its own unique lobby, restaurant, bar and an oversized exercise facility. The upscale Autograph will feature over 6,000 square feet of event and entertainment space, a street-level restaurant and bar, a walk-up Burger Bar and a rooftop bar and pool deck offering panoramic views of the University, State Capitol and downtown Austin skyline. The development is scheduled to begin construction in mid 2017 and open in the first quarter of 2019.


SMS group tube plant aids expansion
steeltimesint.com 17 Aug, 2016
A Polish steel tubes plant in Gliwice owned by Huta Labedy has handed a final acceptance certificate to German steel production technology company SMS group. SMS group has installed a 12.75 inch ERW (Electric Resistance Welding) welded tube line capable of producing tubes with diameters ranging from 4.5in to 12.75in, wall thicknesses between 3mm and 12.7mm and lengths of up to 18 metres. The new plant enables Huta Labedy to enter new markets for thick-walled precision tubes with high tensile strengths.


Iran starts construction of $1bn petrochem plant
constructionweekonline.com 17 Aug, 2016
Iran has started construction of a $1bn petrochemical plant in Gachsaran. The plant will have a production of 5,000 tonnes of formic acid and 500 tonnes of vinyl acetate and is spread over 57 hectares of land and 16,000 sq. mtrs. built up area.


Skanska, Closner Construction to Build 243-Bed Hospital in Michigan for $206M
rebusinessonline.com 17 Aug, 2016
A joint venture between Skanska and Closner Construction will build a new hospital for Duke LifePoint Healthcare for $206 million. The facility will serve as a replacement hospital for UP Health System-Marquette, also known as Marquette General Hospital. The 164,000-square-foot, 243-bed replacement facility includes approximately 46,000 square feet of diagnostic and therapeutic services and 56,000 square feet of patient care services. Additionally, the project will include an adjoining medical office building and a parking structure. The project is slated for completion in October 2018.


Hilton Garden Inn Opens 700th Hotel in Downtown Asheville
hotelnewsresource.com 17 Aug, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn has opened its 700th property, Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown this week. The new hotel brings 140 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand and continues its worldwide expansion. It is managed by Quality Oil Company, LLC.


Entergy Texas proposes new 230 kV transmission line
elp.com 17 Aug, 2016
Entergy Texas is proposing to design and build a new, predominantly single circuit, 230-kV transmission line in Jefferson, Chambers and potentially Liberty counties in Texas. The new line will connect the existing China substation located just west of China, Texas, in Jefferson County, to the existing Stowell substation located in the unincorporated community of Stowell, Texas, in Chambers County. The company will install new equipment at both substations.


Fuyao signs deal with glass recycler
daytondailynews.com 17 Aug, 2016
Fuyao Glass America has signed a 10-year agreement with Strategic Materials Inc. (SMI) to recycle glass scrap for Fuyao’s Moraine plant. The facility will produce 4 million original equipment manufacturer car sets as well as 4 million aftermarket glass windshields annually. SMI is making a significant investment in construction, trucks, process equipment, and office renovation for the site. Along with SMI’s investment, Fuyao has allocated 3.7 acres of its 116-acre Moraine site to SMI.


A21 project enters new phase
highwaysmagazine.co.uk 17 Aug, 2016
The dualling of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury has moved into a major new phase. The next phase will see traffic moved on to new slip roads so a new flyover can be constructed at the Longfield Road junction and a new junction constructed at Fairthorne. Work started on the scheme in April 2015 and has already involved constructing new slip roads, moving an ancient woodland, removing a Grade II listed building which will be rebuilt in a museum


Netflix is coming to more hotel rooms worldwide
techcrunch.com 17 Aug, 2016
Netflix and an Enseo, the makers of an in-room entertainment platform for the hospitality industry, has announced an expanded agreement that will see the Netflix app offered in more hotel rooms around the world. Through the Enseo system, hotel guests will be able to log in to their Netflix accounts from their rooms, allowing them to stream Netflix’s collection of TV and shows, as well as access their own personalized settings, lists, and other content


Liberia’s Hydropower Project Nears Completions
footprint2africa.com 17 Aug, 2016
The ongoing works at Mount Coffee hydro plant stands at 71 per cent complete, clearly indicative of three turbines under construction/installation, which technically will be completed 16th December, 2016.


Malaysia to open its first 30MW geothermal power plant
asian-power.com 16 Aug, 2016
Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd will be developing its first geothermal power plant at Apas Kiri, Tawau, Malaysia. The plant will be exporting 30 MW to the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd grid under the existing FiT scheme.


DMCI Power building new Palawan plant
rappler.com 16 Aug, 2016
DMCI Power Corporation is building a P600 million, 2×4.95 MW bunker-fired power plant to address the increasing electricity demand in Aborlan, Palawan. The power plant is being built to stabilize electricity supply in the franchise area of Palawan Electric Cooperative, Incorporated (PALECO). The plant is expected to start operations by the end of the year.


Potsdam wastewater treatment plant upgrade will cost $10 million
watertowndailytimes.com 16 Aug, 2016
A major overhaul is planned for the $10.7 million, Potsdam wastewater treatment plant in New York. The overhaul will include a sludge press, which is machinery designed to press liquid out of the solid waste. The liquid waste will then be treated throughout the rest of the plant and the solid waste will be taken to the landfill. The project recently received its first grant, the New York State Water Grant, for approximately $2.6 million. The rest of the approximate $8 million will come from other grants which have yet to be awarded, and a loan at no interest, since the village qualifies for hardship financing. The update will begin in the spring of 2017.


Construction begins for new West Maui hospital
hawaiinewsnow.com 16 Aug, 2016
The West Maui Hospital and Medical Center held its ground breaking ceremony on 15th August, 2016. The facilities will include a 25-bed hospital with a 24-hour emergency room, a nursing facility and assisted living quarters. Long-term plans also include a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. The $70 million project is expected to be completed in late 2018.


Minda Corp forms jt venture with Chinese firm
HBL 16 Aug, 2016
Spark Minda group flagship firm Minda Corporation has formed a joint venture with China’s Shandong Beiqi Hai Hua Automobile Parts Co (SBHAP). The 50:50 joint venture, to be known as Minda China Plastic Solutions, is being formed between Minda KTSN, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Minda Corp, and the Chinese partner. This joint venture shall initially focus on producing and selling products such as plastic oil pans and cylinder head along with other plastic under-bonnet/interior parts. Total investment of the joint venture will be $1.25 million. The joint venture will also have the rights for production and marketing of Minda KTSN products within China. Production is expected to begin in the next 12 to 15 months.


NIPSCO set to raze Gary power plant
chicagotribune.com 16 Aug, 2016
NIPSCO is preparing to demolish its defunct Dean H. Mitchell Electric Generating Station located along Lake Michigan in Gary. The estimated $18 million demolition project will include environmental removal and remediation work for the site’s future development. The two-year initiative will require around 60 employees during the early stages of the project.


Cement firms in Oman plan joint venture in Duqm
timesofoman.com 16 Aug, 2016
Oman Cement Company and Raysut Cement Company are planning to build a new cement plant in joint venture within the Duqm Special Economic Zone. The new company will be named the Al Wusta Cement Company LLC. The two cement producers have achieved a 10.78 per cent (an additional 312,545 tonnes) growth in combined cement sales at 3.21 million tonnes in the first half of 2016, up from 2.90 million tonnes for the same period of last year, and despite severe competition from neighbouring cement producers.


West Springs Hospital planning new $34 million facility
nbc11news.com 16 Aug, 2016
Saint Mary’s Hospital in West Spring is planning to invest $2.5 million. The funding gives West Springs a jump start on a new $34 million construction project for a larger psychiatric facility. Currently, the West Springs facility only has six beds per 100,000 residents and the state average is 16 beds.


Bottled water company to invest $95 million to open facility in Chesterfield
virginiabusiness.com 16 Aug, 2016
Niagara Bottling is investing $95 million to open a 450,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and bottling operation in Meadowville Technology Park, Chesterfield County. A $50 million second phase of the project is expected to increase the workforce by another 50 employees.


More NatGas-Fired Power Plants Planned For Michigan, West Virginia
naturalgasintel.com 16 Aug, 2016
WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) will construct new natural gas plants on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as part of a deal to supply electricity to an iron-ore mine in the area. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., which operates the Tilden mine near Marquette, Michigan, signed a 20-year agreement with WEC to supply the electricity for its operations. The facilities will use internal combustion engines to generate 170 MW of power. The $255 million project will also allow a coal plant on Lake Superior to be retired by 2020. If the project is approved by state regulators, WEC aims to have the plants constructed by 2019.


Republic Cement pushes expansion
mb.com.ph 16 Aug, 2016
Republic Cement Corp. is expanding its plants’ milling capacity by at least 10 percent in anticipation of huge demand for cement in the country especially for the housing sector. The ongoing ground field expansion program is being implemented on its five integrated cement plants, including 4 in Luzon and one in Iligan, and a grinding plant in Cebu.


Skyline Steel investing $15M, adding 15 workers to Iuka facility
djournal.com 16 Aug, 2016
Skyline Steel is expanding operations in Iuka, investing $15 million and creating 15 new jobs. The company’s Iuka location currently manufactures large diameter spiral-welded pipe for foundations, bridges, wharves, piers and more. The expansion involves the addition of new equipment, enabling the company to produce straight-seam electric resistance welded pipe for the same purposes.


Motor City H-D to build new superstore dealership
powersportsbusiness.com 16 Aug, 2016
Motor City Power Sports and Brighton Harley-Davidson plans to build a Harley-Davidson superstores in Farmington Hills, California. The 106,000-square-foot complex on 10 acres will create a unique customer experience by combining Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a brew pub0style restaurant, a gourmet market, and live music to embody the Harley-Davidson lifestyle. The superstore will be opened in September 2016.


Lidl building new grocery store in Kinston
witn.com 16 Aug, 2016
Lidl will build a 36,000 square foot, new store on U.S. 70. The site is the old Kinston Chrysler-Suzuki building which has been razed last November. The company is also constructing a grocery store on Fire Tower Road in Greenville.


Methanol production facility planned for WV would bring 60 full-time jobs
wvgazettemail.com 16 Aug, 2016
US Methanol, a chemical manufacturing startup, will build a methanol production facility in Kanawha County next year, bringing with it an estimated 60 full-time jobs and 300 temporary construction positions. The plant will use 70 million cubic feet of gas per day and will use a chemical process to turn methane into pure methanol, a base solution used in paints, plastics, windshield washer fluid and other chemicals, like formaldehyde.


easyHotel to add third hotel in Amsterdam
proactiveinvestors.co.uk 16 Aug, 2016
easyHotel PLC is to open a 96-room third ‘super budget’ hotel in Amsterdam by its Benelux franchisee. The company which currently owns three hotels, with a further 17 franchised out, hopes the latest addition to its portfolio will be completed in early 2017.


Green light for Wimbledon Premier Inn
thecarterer.com 16 Aug, 2016
Whitbread has secured planning permission to convert a former restaurant and job centre into a 176-bedroom Premier Inn and Beefeater restaurant. Whitbread purchased the former Henry J Beans site at the Broadway in Wimbledon, south London, in 2014. Including its purchase price, it will be investing approximately £30m in the new hotel, which is estimated to open in 2018. The company is also converting office sites in Dacre Street and Tothill Street in Westminster, London, and recently acquired 191 Old Marylebone Road, a 54,000 sq ft vacant possession office building between Marylebone and Paddington stations, which is to be demolished and replaced with a purpose-designed Hub by Premier Inn.


Hampton by Hilton to Add Two Hotels in Poland
m.hotelbusiness.com 16 Aug, 2016
Hilton Worldwide plans to grow its portfolio of Hampton by Hilton hotels in Poland, with two new properties slated to open in Gdansk and Lublin. Hampton by Hilton Lublin is a 121-room property being developed by Global Property Sp. z.o.o. S.K.A. and will be opened in late 2017. It will be managed by Pro Value Sp. z o.o., an independent commercial real estate consultancy firm delivering professional advice in all property sectors with a focus on hotels. Offering 100 guestrooms, Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Oliwa will join two existing Hilton Worldwide properties trading in the city when it opens in 2017, with a further Hampton by Hilton currently under construction in Gdansk main town. The hotel will be housed within a broader mixed-use development that will incorporate office and retail space, and will be delivered by owner Moderna Investment Sp.z.o.o in partnership with Property Partner Investments sp. z o.o. sp.k.


Britain backs expansion of world’s largest wind farm
energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com 16 Aug, 2016

Britain on 16th August, 2016 approved plans to expand the Hornsea Two windfarm project, to be built by DONG Energy, that is part of Britain’s push to invest in new electricity generation capacity needed to overcome a squeeze on power supplies in the next decade. The company has already secured planning permission and it could begin generating electricity in 2020.


FedEx opens new freight facility at Perth Airport to support e-commerce business in Australia

stattimes.com 16 Aug, 2016
FedEx Express has opened a new facility at Perth Airport, Western Australia, approximately 3,000 square metres in size. The new facility has the capacity to sort up to 3,000 packages per hour, allowing inbound and outbound shipments to be processed faster. The company also has facilities located at Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney.


Carthage Specialty Paperboard To Invest $2M In Renovations
wwnytv.com 15 Aug, 2016
Carthage Specialty Paperboard plans to invest more than $2 million in renovations to upgrade its manufacturing facility and increase product quality and gain production efficiencies. In addition, the manufacturer will receive a $400,000 performance-based grant from Empire State Development to buy new machinery and equipment.


New cranberry processing facility opens near Warrens
lacrossetribune.com 15 Aug, 2016
Cranberry Growers Cooperative has opened a $20 million processing facility near Warrens. The plant, also referred to as CranGrow, is the result of a vision of independent growers and is used to process member fruit into a variety of cranberry products, including dried cranberries, juice concentrate, whole frozen berries and cranberry seed pomace at its Aspen Avenue site in the town of Lincoln.


Isuzu breaks ground for new dealership facility in Cagayan Valley
manilatimes.net 15 Aug, 2016
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has broken ground on its latest dealership facility in Iguig, Cagayan Valley. The new Isuzu Tuguegarao satellite office to be built on a 5,000-square-meter property, is expected to supplement the operations of Isuzu dealerships in Bulacan, Isabela, Cabanatuan and Meycauayan.


Quanex to Expand Ohio Insulating Glass Systems Manufacturing Facility
windowanddoor.com 15 Aug, 2016
Quanex Building Products Corp. will expand its Cambridge, Ohio, insulating glass systems facility. The expansion will add approximately 60,000 square feet to the facility for a total of approximately 477,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. The company plans to invest approximately $5 million over the next five years to add six new production lines, increasing capacity of the facility by 15 percent, as well as adding warehouse space. The facility may be complete and in use by January 2017.


Pixelligent raises $10.4 million to expand nanocrystal manufacturing
baltimoresun.com 15 Aug, 2016
Pixelligent Technologies, a nanocrystal manufacturer reported $10.4 million in new funding that will allow the company to scale up its manufacturing capacity and expand its international footprint. The company has agents and distributors in South Korea and Japan, and will add representatives in Taiwan and China this year and early next year.


Germany’s Weltec to build 800-kW biogas plant for Colombian egg producer
renewables.seenews.com 15 Aug, 2016
Weltec Biopower GmbH will build an 800-kW biogas plant for Colombia’s egg producer, Incubadora Santander. The anaerobic digestion facility, which is to be fueled by dry chicken manure and process water, is scheduled to become operational in early 2017. The plant modules, including the ready-for-operation Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, the pre-installed pump and control technology, as well as the stainless-steel panels for the tanks will be shipped to the site in maritime containers from Germany.


Work ready to begin on £340m Kent power plant
theconstructionindex.co.uk 15 Aug, 2016
Wheelabrator Technologies’s is set to begin the work on the £340m Kent power plant. The company has reached an agreement with all parties and construction is due to start this month. Clugston is the Civil Contractor, CNIM is the Principal Contractor and Arup is lead building designer. Arup will provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering, in addition to reviewing mechanical, electrical and plumbing building services. The facility is scheduled to begin operations in 2019.


Eni invests $4bn in Zohr gas production processing plant
dailynewsegypt.com 15 Aug, 2016
Eni has invested $3.5-4bn in implementing the Zohr natural gas production processing plant at a capacity of 2.7bn cubic feet of gas per day. The total investments in Zohr field are estimated at $12bn until the point when production begins. Investments will then increase to $16bn over the life of the field. The company targets to connect about 900m cubic feet of gas per day with the national grid by the end of 2017 or in the first quarter of 2018.


Spanish and Korean contractors to build £650m Teesport biomass plant after green light

constructionnews.co.uk 15 Aug, 2016
A consortium of Spanish and Korean contractors will build a new £650m biomass plant in Teesside after the project secured financing. The joint venture between Spain-based Tecnicas Reunidas and Korean firm Samsung Construction & Trading will lead construction on the Tees Renewable Energy Plan at Teesport near Middlesborough. Macquarie, together with Danish pension fund PKA, will become joint owners of the plant under the financing deal. Construction will begin in months, with the plant expected to be operational by 2020.


Central Hudson plans to install 4,100 feet of natural gas lines along Kings Highway in Saugerties in October
dailyfreeman.com 15 Aug, 2016
Installation of 4,100 feet of natural gas lines along Kings Highway in Saugerties, New York is expected to begin in October. Further, an MoU has been signed with Ulster County to provide $95,000 as a grant toward economic development projects rather than as a loan, which was the original intention of the Ready2Go program.


Natural gas pipeline construction approved, will supply FPL
mypalmbeachpost.com 15 Aug, 2016
Federal regulators have given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the southern portion of a $3.2 billion natural gas pipeline slated to supply Florida Power & Light Co.’s South Florida plants. On 12th August, 2016 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Florida Southeast Connection LLC’s request to start construction. Florida Southeast Connection is the 126-mile southernmost portion of a 685-mile pipeline that originates in Alabama. It will go through Osceola, Polk, Okeechobee. St. Lucie and Martin counties and end at FPL’s Martin County plant near Indiantown.


Bulgaria’s Dreams Trans plans to invest 51 mln euro in logistic centre by 2021
seenews.com 15 Aug, 2016
Dreams Trans plans to invest 51.1 million euro over the next five years in the construction of a logistic centre near the capital Sofia spread over 5 hectares of land. The company plans to build covered warehouses with an area of 2,000 sq. mtrs., open warehouses with an area of 25,000 sq. mtrs. and an office building with an area of 500 sq. mtrs.


Tehran, Moscow to Construct 2 Nuclear Power Plants in Iran
sputniknews.com 14 Aug, 2016
Iran and Russia will construct two nuclear power plants in Iran. Iran needs 20,000 MW of electricity, which requires construction of about 10 nuclear power plants. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has prepared plans of construction of the nuclear power plants but it is impossible to build 10 facilities simultaneously – so building two plants in cooperation with Russia is on the agenda.


SMC set to open 2 coal plants
thestandard.com.ph 14 Aug, 2016
SMC Consolidated Power Corp., a unit of San Miguel Corp., is set to start the commercial operations of two coal-fired power plants in Luzon and Mindanao this year. The first unit of the 300-MW coal-fired power project in Limay, Bataan and the first unit of the 300-MW coal-fired facility in Malita, Davao del Sur will start operations before the end of the year. Testing and commissioning of the first 150-MW unit of the P25.5-billion coal-fired power facility in Limay will begin this month, while commissioning of the second 150-MW unit will start in April 2017. Commercial operations of the first unit are expected to start by November, while operations of the second unit will start July 2017. The first 150-MW unit of the P25.8-billion power plant in Davao del Sur is expected to start commercial operations this month, while the second 150-MW unit is targeted to start commercial operations in November.


Iraq starts natural gas processing plant in southeast region
reuters.com 14 Aug, 2016
Iraq started operating a new natural gas processing plant for oil fields in the southeastern region on 14th August, 2016. The plant located in Misan province, on the border with Iran, will process gas associated with crude pumped at the Fakka and Bazargan fields. All Misan fields to be brought on stream in the future will be connected to the plant.


UC Berkeley plans to construct hotel on University Avenue and Oxford Street
dailycal.org 14 Aug, 2016
UC Berkeley will begin construction in late 2017 on an approximately 10-story hotel on University Avenue and Oxford Street, located across from campus in Downtown Berkeley. The hotel may open in 2019, but developers are still in discussion with campus to finalize plans. The hotel will have approximately 200 bedrooms and stand at a maximum of 115 feet tall and the additional plans include accommodations allowing visitors to use parking spaces at a nearby parking facility owned by the campus.


Manali Petro to Invest $5 Mn in Singapore Arm
corporateethos.com 13 Aug, 2016
Manali Petrochemicals, a shell company set up by the bankrupt Southern Petrochemicals and Industries (Spic), has decided to invest $5 million in its wholly-owned subsidiary AMCHEM Speciality Chemicals, a Singapore-based, unlisted, limited exempt company. Tthe Board of Directors of the company has approved the same at its meeting held on 4th August, 2016.


World’s largest hotel to open in Mecca
independent.co.uk 13 Aug, 2016
The ‘Abraj Kudia’, new hotel is set to open in Mecca next year. The building will contain 10,000 rooms and span 1.4 million square metres. It will also contain 70 restaurants, a large shopping mall and a lavish ballroom. The construction of the hotel is set to amount to around £2.7 billion. The hotel’s construction is being funded by the Saudi Ministry of Finance and has been designed by the Dar al-Handasah group, an international project design consultancy.


Kitchener treatment plant upgrades ahead of schedule
therecord.com 13 Aug, 2016
The upgrades to the Kitchener wastewater treatment plant is ahead of schedule. Thw work has been split out over four contracts, with the first already being completed and the second and third underway. The first three contracts have a combined budget of about $185 million. The second contract is expected to be complete this year, and the final two by the end of 2017 and 2018 respectively.


PLN opens tender for four power projects
antaranews.com 13 Aug, 2016
The Indonesian electricity company (PLN) has opened a tender for four power projects which are part of the 35 thousand MW program under an IPP scheme. The four projects of 800 MW in total are Bangka-1 Steam Power Plant with a capacity of 2X100 MW, Kalselteng-3 Steam Power Plant of 2X100 MW, Kaltim-3 Steam Power Plant of 1X200 MW, and Kaltim-6 Steam Power Plant of 1X200 MW. The pre-qualification document will be open from August 1 to 25, 2016. The selected contractors will be developing, financing, building and operating the power plants, under a scheme of Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) for 25 years, as per the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). In addition, the contractors will also be building transmission lines and facilities, which will be transferred to PLN as special facilities. The four power plants are expected to operate commercially by 2019.


New agri-food research centre in Palmerston North
scoop.co.nz 12 Aug, 2016
A new agri-food research centre will be set up in Palmerston North. As part of AgResearch’s Future Footprint Programme, AgResearch and Massey University are investing $39 million in the Food Science Research Centre and the design for the new buildings is underway. The Food Science Research Centre will be housed alongside the Massey University Institute of Food Science and Technology, the Riddet Institute, and the Massey Food Pilot. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.


Kogas to promote $1.5 bn LNG project in Mexico
pulsenews.co.kr 12 Aug, 2016
The Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas) is expected to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and install gas pipe lines in Mexico that will be worth up to $1.5 billion in a package deal. Kogas has signed an MoU with the state government of Yucatan in southeastern Mexico to build a LNG terminal and gas pipe lines. The LNG terminal will be built in the port city of Progreso in Yucatan, and gas pipe lines will be installed between the terminal to cities such as Merida and Cancun to supply LNG gas.


ABP to invest in new Shropshire packing facility
just-food.com 12 Aug, 2016
The ABP Food Group plans to build a new retail meat packing facility at the site of its existing UK plant in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The proposed investment including a general ‘upgrading’ of existing facilities, is estimated to cost around GBP20m.


Teesport green power plant construction to begin
bbc.com 12 Aug, 2016
Work on a £650m green power plant on Teesside is due to begin. Site preparation works are set to begin within the next few weeks, with main construction works starting before the end of the year.


Netmagic Solutions To invest $12 to 14 Million for Setting Up Virtual Private Cloud

fabnewz.com 12 Aug, 2016
NetMagic, provider of managed hosting and cloud services is investing over $12 million in its virtual private cloud offering. The company is seeing greater traction from the manufacturing and the information technology sectors for the offering and it expects to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of over 75% over the next three years.


Total to invest US$2 billion in Qatar
osjonline.com 12 Aug, 2016
Total intends to invest more than US$2 billion in Qatar. The company has won a 30 per cent stake to operate Qatar’s largest offshore oil field in an international tender. It will take over operations from existing field operator Maersk Oil in July 2017. The other 70 per cent of the concession will be owned by state firm Qatar Petroleum.


Japan to invest $2.4bn in Philippines railway
gulf-times.com 12 Aug, 2016
Japan is pouring a massive $2.4bn into a new railway in the Philippines aimed at easing Manila’s notorious gridlock. The 38-kilometre (24-mile) elevated commuter line will connect Manila to nearby Bulacan province to decongest the capital and help spur economic activity.


Heinzel Group to invest over Euro 100 million in Laakirchen paper mill in Austria
lesprom.com 12 Aug, 2016
The Supervisory Boards of Laakirchen Papier AG and Heinzel Holding GmbH approved the extensive investments for the expansion of the Laakirchen paper mill in Austria involving total spending of over Euro 100 million. The investment programme consists of two elements. Firstly, the paper machine 10 is to be converted to produce lightweight containerboard using wastepaper as fibre base. Secondly and simultaneously, the production capacity of the paper machine 11 producing SC paper for magazines, catalogues and commercial print will be extended considerably.


Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2nd hotel to open in Lisbon on August 16
oneindia.com 12 Aug, 2016
The second Pestana CR7 hotel is scheduled to open in Lisbon on 16th August, 2016. The new hotel will have 82 rooms including 23 CR Room, 50 CR Superior, 5 CR Superior Corner and 4 CR Superior Rooftop as well as a suite CR7.


Des Moines hospital plans $500M expansion
newsobserver.com 12 Aug, 2016
A Des Moines hospital plans to expand with the construction of an 11-story hospital tower, a parking garage and a parking lot. The Mercy Medical Center overhaul will cost as much as $500 million. The expansion will take shape over the next five to eight years and will consist of four primary projects. Along with the new tower and parking garages, the renovation will include a new power plant on the west side of the medical campus. The Plan and Zoning Commission is scheduled to discuss the project during its on 18th August, 2016 meeting.


New gas chemical complex to appear in Kazakhstan
azernews.az 12 Aug, 2016
Kazakh United Chemical Company will build integrated gas chemical complex in Atyrau region. The complex will process gas from Tengiz field and produce polyethylene, which is widely used in in construction, medicine, engineering, the packaging industry, household goods manufacture, etc. The project will cost $2.6 billion, Samruk- Kazyna plans to attract debt financing for its construction. Moreover it is planned to build gas turbine power plant with 310 MW capacity, technical gases complex and water processing facility next to the integrated gas chemical complex.


China’s Jumor E-Commerce opens up new platform for Zimbabwean Business
africanbrains.net 12 Aug, 2016
The Chinese company Jumore E-Commerce has opened up a new door for Zimbabwean businesses to come to Jumore, ZimTrade e-commerce platform and show off their products and services. The aim of the platform is to promote products and services and open up investment opportunities for Zim business’s. The ZimTrade, e-commerce platform is becoming quickly established with over ten countries including the US and UK already involved and a target goal of 60 by the end of 2016.


3 offshore fields in Ghana to produce first oil next week
pennenergy.com 12 Aug, 2016
Tweneboa, Enyema and Ntomme fields, known as TEN are expected to produce their first oil next week. The fields will start daily production at 23,000 barrels and the peak will be 80,000. The project valued at $4 billion is a joint partnership between Tullow Oil, Kosmos Oil, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, and PetroSA.


Kenya: Gov’t approves plan to create oil infrastructure
pennenergy.com 12 Aug, 2016
Kenya’s government has approved a plan to produce between 2,000 and 4,000 barrels a day of crude oil in an effort to exploit the country’s oil production potential. The infrastructure will be upgraded to allow trucks to ferry the oil to the country’s main port in Mombasa. The Cabinet also approved the development of a pipeline from the exploration fields in the country’s north to Lamu, where Kenya is constructing a second port, which in the future will be the main source of transportation for crude oil from Kenya. The pilot scheme has the potential to deliver up to 2,000 barrels per day in the second half of 2017.


APM to set up automotive seats JV in Vietnam
thestar.com 12 Aug, 2016
APM Automotive IndoChina, has signed a JV agreement with Tachi-S Co’s unit Tachi-S (Thailand) Co to carry out the business in the republic for the original equipment manufacturers. Tachi-S (Thailand) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tachi-S Co, a Japanese automotive seat system company that is a JV partner with one of APM’s subsidiaries in Malaysia. APM Automotive IndoChina will hold 49% in a new JV firm to be incorporated in Vietnam under the proposed name APM Tachi-S Seating Systems Vietnam Co, which will have an investment capital and charter capital of US$2.5mil.


Work on Hebburn Aldi store set to begin next year
shieldsgazette.com 12 Aug, 2016
Construction work for a new Aldi supermarket in Hebburn, South Tyneside is set to begin next year. Plans for the new store has been approved in December 2015. As of now, the preliminary site preparations are underway.


Ontario Invests $3.7 Million to Expand Farming in the North
news.ontario.ca 12 Aug, 2016
Ontario is providing $3.7 million to help increase farm production in the Northeast as part of the government’s plan to build a more diverse economy in the North. Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the government will invest in four projects run by consortiums of farmers. The projects, involving 76 farmers in total, include clearing land to bring new farmland into production and installing tile drainage systems on new or existing farmland to remove excess water, leading to larger and healthier crops.


China’s Sun Art to invest 1 bln yuan in e-commerce development
financialexpress.com 11 Aug, 2016
Sun Art Retail Group plans to invest 1 billion yuan in e-commerce development over the next two years. Sun Art, which competes with China Resources and Wal-Mart Stores Inc on the mainland, posted a 2.7 percent decline in first-half profit as it faced intense competition from fast growing e-commerce platforms.


Zalando to invest €200 million in Poland-Puls Biznesu
wbj.pl 11 Aug, 2016
Zalando will open a logistics center in Gryfino, Northwestern Poland at an investment of €200 million. The company will open the 130,000 sqm facility on 21.5 hectares of land it will buy in the Kostrzyn–Slubice Special Economic Zone.


Tenneco to open new facility in Spring Hill
wkrn.com 11 Aug, 2016
Tenneco is opening a 117,000 square foot, new clean air manufacturing plant facility near the General Motor’s Spring Hill assembly plant. The plant is scheduled to begin production in late 2016.


Louisville Plate Glass Opens New Production Facility
lex18.com 11 Aug, 2016
Louisville Plate Glass, manufacturer of architectural window and building-panel glass, has opened a $5 million, 60,000-square-foot production facility at 4301 Chefs Way in Newburg, Kentucky. The facility adds glass-tempering line, a high-capacity automated cutting line, and water-jet fabrication, enabling production of heavy glass doors and fabricated shower enclosures


Scania dealer Haydock plans new facility near Warrington
commercialmotor.com 11 Aug, 2016
Haydock Commercial Vehicles is constructing a new head office near Warrington. The dealership, which covers the Preston, Liverpool, Warrington, Chester and North Wales areas, has submitted plans for nine work bays at the facility on a 3.25-acre green field site at the Omega North business park. After building work finishes in late 2017 the company’s existing site in Haydock will relocate to the new premises.


Tadmax gets RM170mil banking facility
thestar.com.my 11 Aug, 2016
Tadmax Resources Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Wawasan Metro Bina Sdn Bhd, has received a banking facility worth RM170 million granted by United Overseas Bank (M) Bhd (UOB). The facility will be used to finance the proposed development of 1,512 units of condominium in Taman Metropolitan Kepong in Kuala Lumpyr.


Southeastern Electric Cooperative is introducing new solar facility
durantdemocrat.com 11 Aug, 2016
Southeastern Electric Cooperative (SEC) has broken ground on a two-acre, 250 KW photovoltaic solar facility on Highway 70 Eastadjacent to its headquarters. This state-of-the-art facility consists of approximately 950 photovoltaic panels measuring 30 x 60 inches and rated at 310 watts each, and will be capable of producing nearly 500,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The solar electricity will feed right into SEC’s distribution system; providing for an offset of certain costs that are associated with fossil fuel generation.


Magnolia seeks $15 million to expand sewer treatment plant
communityimpact.com 11 Aug, 2016
The City of Magnolia is looking to build a $15 million sewer treatment plant that will service 2 million gallons of water each day. The council has already approved the design of a state-of-the-art facility. The city may receive the permit for building a new plant in January 2017. Construction may begin next summer and will take about two and a half years if the city receives financing for the project.


PGE to spend $472m in coal power plant modernisation
powerengineeringint.com 11 Aug, 2016
PGE estimates it will have to spend up to $471.96m by 2020 to upgrade its coal-fired power stations. The company has to upgrade its power stations so that they meet the reduction requirements imposed by the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), effective by around 2021.


ADB loans US$128mn for water in Sri Lankan capital
economynext.com 11 Aug, 2016
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is giving Sri Lanka another loan of $128 million to fund safe water and waste water management in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo and suburbs. The ADB loan agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka signed on 11th August, 2016 is the third tranche loan for phase three of the Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program.


UC Berkeley to build 10-story hotel at University, Oxford
berkeleyside.com 11 Aug, 2016
UC Berkeley is negotiating with a developer to construct a 200-room, 10-story hotel on the northwest corner of University Avenue and Oxford Street. The university issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project in 2015 and received seven responses. The university narrowed that down to a finalist, with whom it is negotiating. The developer will be expected to design, finance and build the hotel. The hotel is scheduled to get opened by 2019.


Port Washington State Bank to build seventh branch in Thiensville
bizjournals.com 11 Aug, 2016
Port Washington State Bank will build a branch in Thiensville. Construction on the 3,650-square-foot, full-service facility will begin in October 2016 & expected to open in May 2017.


Ethiopia to construct four integrated agro-industry parks
waltainfo.com 11 Aug, 2016
The construction of four integrated agro industry parks will be launched in Humera, Bure, Ziway (Batu) and Sidama zone as of next Ethiopia fiscal year. The feasibility study has been completed and investors being identified who will be engaged in the sector. Local investors will take part in the construction of the parks scheduled to commence as of next October. About 80 percent of the parks will be occupied by local investors, mostly by farmers and small enterprises. The remaining 20 percent will be given for foreign investors.


EC invests $209m in first Estonia-Finland natural gas pipeline project
transportationandstorage.energy-business-review.com 11 Aug, 2016
The European Commission has allocated $209.7m for the construction of gas pipeline (144 km) between Finland and Estonia. Planned to be built jointly by Baltic Connector and Elering, the pipeline will link the Finnish gas grid to the Baltic States, and further to Poland. The project is scheduled to be commissioned by December 2019.


Siemens continues Egypt power project
heavyliftpfi.com 11 Aug, 2016
The modules for the first Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) for the Siemens mega project in Egypt have been loaded at the Port of Ulsan, South Korea for their journey to the Beni Suef power plant. NEM, as part of Siemens, is delivering a total of 24 HRSGs for this mega project, which includes three 4.8 GW turnkey combined cycle power plants in Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital. In total, eight boilers will be installed in each plant. The overall NEM project scope for the three combined cycle power plants include engineering, manufacturing and delivery of 24 vertical triple-pressure reheat once-through HRSGs.


Vattenfall acquires Global Tech II wind project in Germany
wind.cleantechnology-business-review.com 11 Aug, 2016

Vattenfall has acquired the Global Tech II wind farm in the German North Sea from Strabag and Etanax. The project will feature about 79 turbines in an area of 47 square kilometres. The total capacity and the wind turbine models have not been finalised for the project, which could feature 5 MW turbines. These decisions will be taken once capacity contract through the tender process is obtained. It is estimated that the total capacity of the project could range between 395 MW and 553 MW. The first auction will be held in March 2017 and the second auction in March 2018


PNE Wind preps 400-MW project for German offshore wind tender
renewables.seenews.com 11 Aug, 2016
PNE Wind AG is getting ready to take part in next year’s offshore wind tender in Germany with the 400-MW Atlantis I project in the North Sea. New details on Atlantis I and its participation in the 2017 tender are not revealed.


Adidas to open shoe factory in Atlanta in 2017
retail.economictimes.indiatimes.com 11 Aug, 2016

Adidas will open a new factory near Atlanta in 2017. The company has already started work at a similar factory in the southern German town of Ansbach. The two factories are each expected to produce half a million shoes for running and other categories in the medium term.


Proposed Project to Expand Gulf of Mexico Port Capacity
rigzone.com 11 Aug, 2016
A new deepwater port project planned for Louisiana aims to complement existing Gulf Coast infrastructure to service the oil and gas industry. The Port Cameron project will allow for faster deployment of supply vessels, support and emergency services for Exploration and Production (E&P) activities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. HBW is working with Port Cameron LLC to identify and secure customers for the new port. These customers include inventory management, rig support, transportation management and bonded warehouse and crew support.


Grand Island to add another second hospital
nbcneb.com 11 Aug, 2016
The Hall County Regional Planning Commission has approved a rezoning plan that will bring a second hospital in the City of Grand Island. The $120-million project will bring in a new, four-story hospital, that will have the capabilities to expand two more stories. In addition to a new hospital, the developers also plan to build a medical office building and a hotel with a conference center.


Metro Retail to invest P10 B to double network
philstar.com 10 Aug, 2016
Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. (MRSGI) is pouring in P10 billion to double the size of its network in the next five years. The plan is to increase the network to 800,000 square meters in terms of Gross Floor Area (GFA). The company has already secured about 40 percent of the target, which will open in the next two years. In the first half, MRSGI has added 30,000 sqm of GFA, bringing its store network to 49 covering 24 supermarkets, 13 hypermarkets and 12 department stores.


NetComm sets up US R&D facility
itwire.com 10 Aug, 2016
NetComm Wireless has ramped up its US market expansion with the establishment of its first Research and Development (R&D) facility in Sunrise, Florida. The new R&D will allow the company to meet the specific needs of US-based customers and partners, while strengthening the product design, development and testing capabilities.


Albany manufacturer to expand, create 35 new jobs
pilotonline.com 10 Aug, 2016
Centrotherm Eco Systems, maker of polypropylene flue gas venting systems is moving into a new, expanded manufacturing facility in Albany. The state will provide a grant of up to $100,000 to help fund the purchase of new equipment. In return, the company is to create 35 new jobs, retain 11 current jobs and invest $1 million or more into upgrades.


Finbar Group Ltd gets approval for Perth residential project
proactiveinvestors.com.au 10 Aug, 2016
Finbar Group has received development approval for a residential project valued at $55 million at Springs Rivervale in Perth. The 10-storey ‘Arbor South’ project will comprise a mix of 132 one and two bedroom apartments with views to the Crown Perth and the new Perth Stadium. The Arbor South land has been purchased from LandCorp through a 50-50 joint venture entity whereby Finbar will share equally in the profits and receive a project management fee. The building will feature shared amenities including a 16 metre solar heated swimming pool, outdoor barbeque facilities, gym, sauna, residents lounge, games room and gardens.


298 power distribution stations set up in the second quarter
thepeninsulaqatar.com 10 Aug, 2016
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) set up 298 new electricity distribution stations and removed around 9.33 km of overhead lines during the second quarter of this year. The Electricity Control Centre Management extended 296.75 km of underground cables with an estimated capacity of 287.4 to support the medium voltage network. The centre issued 1658 permits for maintenance works, station constructions and repairing damage and it also issued 1,557 permits for checking and choosing missions and electrical equipment for medium voltage network.


LeEco to invest $1.8 bn in electric car factory in China
thehindubusinessline.com 10 Aug, 2016
Le Holdings Co (LeEco) will invest $1.8 billion to build an electric car plant in two phases in eastern China with eventual annual production capacity of 400,000 cars. The new production facility will be part of a larger project to build an ‘Eco Experience Park’ that will cost 20 billion yuan in total that will also include an entertainment park, facilities for internet-connected electric cars and offices.


Avino commences construction of new Tailings Storage Facility
finance.yahoo.com 10 Aug, 2016
Avino Silver & Gold Mines has commenced the construction of the new Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at its Avino property located in Durango, Mexico. The new TSF is being constructed by Desarrollos ROD, S.A. de C.V. and it will cover 21 hectares, will be able to store 7.5 million tons of wet tailings. The TSF will be built in 4 stages; the first 2 stages, which are expected to take approximately 6 months to complete, have an estimated cost of US$2.2 million and will provide enough capacity for 6 operating years. Stages 3 and 4, which can be built at any time in the future, will cost US$624,000 and will provide enough storage for an additional 8 years of operations.


Equate unit starts work on new facility in US
tradearabia.com 10 Aug, 2016
Equate Petrochemical Company’s wholly owned subsidiary MEGlobal has launched the work on a new Ethylene Glycol (EG) manufacturing facility in Freeport, Texas, US. The new facility, to be completed during 2019, will increase Equate’s Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) capacity by 750,000 metric tonnes annually and will enhance the company’s global presence to meet customer needs.


Fresh Del Monte to build mega avocado packing facility
freshplaza.com 10 Aug, 2016
Fresh Del Monte Produce is preparing to expand its business in Mexico by building the avocado packaging plant, which is set to be completed by 2017. The total sales of the company reached US$1.08 billion during the second trimester of 2016.


Sentara proposes $35 million expansion of Princess Anne Hospital
pilotonline.com 10 Aug, 2016
Sentara is applying for state approval of a $35 million expansion of its Princess Anne hospital. The expansion will add 14 medical and surgical beds to the hospital in a two-story addition. Sentara will like to open the additional beds in March 2018 if the application is approved by state health officials.


Frozen bakery products company to build facility in Pennsylvania
bakingbusiness.com 10 Aug, 2016
Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center will build a facility on a 22.83-acre site in the Lebanon Rails Business Park in Lebanon, Pennsylvania at an investment of $38.7 million. A 120,000-square-foot frozen, refrigerated warehouse with a production area comprises the first phase of construction, which shall be completed early in 2017. The second phase will add 180,000 square feet for bakery operations, including at least three production lines for baked foods and storage space.


Jannah Hotels and Resorts to expand in Ras Al Khaimah
thenational.ae 10 Aug, 2016
Jannah ¬Hotels and Resorts expect to expand in Ras Al Khaimah this year. The company expects to manage 100 hotel apartments and 24 villas of three to five bedrooms called the Jannah Resort and Villas in December. The development is located in Rak Properties’ seafront Mina Al Arab project. In 2020, Jannah Hotels and Resorts also expects to open a mixed-use high-rise tower in Sharjah that will include retail space, offices, hotel apartments and a hotel and it will be owned by the Bin Rubayeh Group.


Gadsden Fehrer plant announces $12 million expansion, adding 150 jobs
al.com 10 Aug, 2016
Fehrer Automotive will expand its Gadsden plant next spring, producing a $12 million line which will add about 150 jobs. The expansion shall be completed by the second half of next year. The company manufactures seats for cars and it serves several automobile manufacturers, such as Volkswagen, CVG, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Chrysler and Tesla.


Apopka to spend $50 million to upgrade wastewater treatment plant
wftv.com 10 Aug, 2016
The City of Apopka is preparing to spend $50 million to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. The current wastewater treatment plant is capable of treating 4 1/2 million gallons of wastewater each day. The project is scheduled to get completed by March 2019.


McInnis Cement breaks ground on US cement terminal
cemnet.com 10 Aug, 2016
McInnis Cement officially broke ground at the new cement company’s first US terminal in the Port of Providence. The overall cost of the project is expected to reach US$22m when completed by year-end. Construction will begin shortly on the existing ProvPort warehouse, which will be transformed into a world-class receiving and storing facility. The company will also build a modern rail and truck station for loading purposes.


Kobe Steel’s U.S. aluminium extrusion company breaks ground on new plant in Kentucky

aluminiumtoday.com 10 Aug, 2016
Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel has broken ground on its production facility on 9th August, 2016 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. KPEX will manufacture and sell aluminium bumper beam material and car frame material for the automotive industry in the United States. Fabrication operations will begin in the second half of 2017 and the melting to extrusion processes will begin in the second half of 2018.


Wolfgang Candy to open plant in Loganville
ydr.com 10 Aug, 2016
Wolfgang Candy Co. plans to open a candy-making plant in Loganville by the end of the year. The company bought building earlier this week at 122 North Street. The purchase is part of a broader expansion by Wolfgang, which also includes modifying the plant in North York where it makes molds for candy bars and chocolate pieces.


Huge seafood plant planned for Weyerhaeuser property
bizjournals.com 10 Aug, 2016
Orca Bay Seafoods will build a 68-foot-tall food-processing plant on a portion of Weyerhaeuser’s former property in Federal Way. The company has applied for a permit for the project, which will total nearly 314,500 square feet and have parking for 310 cars and 35 truck trailers on the forested area of the campus.


Azizi announces Dh350m Al Furjan project
gulfnews.com 10 Aug, 2016
Azizi Developments announced on 10th August, 2016, a Dh350 million serviced apartment project in Al Furjan near Jebel Ali. ‘Roy Mediterranean’ will be service apartments consisting of 272 units. The completed G+7 furnished apartments with 224 studios, 47 one-bedroom units and P2 parking will span over 2.6 hectares.


REH commissions 4.5-MW Stortemelk small hydro project in South Africa
hydroworld.com 10 Aug, 2016
Renewable Energy Holdings has begun commercial operations of its US$14.3 million, 4.5 MW Stortemelk hydropower plant. Civil works of the plant are performed by Eigenbau, with Aurecon South Africa serving as contractor, and Andritz Hydro and Indar Electrical SL providing equipment. The project has been completed in 18 months.


State-Owned Builder PP to Invest Rp 60t in Power Plant Projects Until 2020

jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com 09 Aug, 2016
PP, better known as PTPP, plans to invest Rp 60 trillion in electricity power plant generation projects. The firm plans to develop power plants with a total capacity of up to 4,000 MW in the next four years. In a bid to realize its ambition, PTPP has set a target to invest in 1,200 MW power plants next year. The company is eyeing a tender project from company Pursahaan Listrik Negara for a gas-fired power plant.


Cadillac company to expand, add 125 jobs
upnorthlive.com 09 Aug, 2016
Michigan Rubber Products, manufacturer of rubber auto components, will expand its Cadillac operations, making investments in new equipment and a new building that will connect its current buildings, generating a total capital investment of $4.3 million and create 125 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the project has been awarded a $600,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.


KBL Mining Ltd completes milestone to expand gold mining at Pearse North
proactiveinvestors.com.au 09 Aug, 2016
KBL Mining has submitted the Statement of Environmental Effects for the Pearse North gold deposit located within the Mineral Hill project in central west New South Wales. This document represents the final major work required to support regulatory approval for the commencement of mining at Pearse North. Approval for Pearse North development are expected to be received in late 2016.


Australia to invest AUD11m in energy, water management in Pakistan
tribune.com.pk 09 Aug, 2016
The Australian government will continue assisting Pakistan over the next four years in dealing with water, food and energy security issues. Australia will invest AUD11 million in phase-II of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP), which is focused on improving energy and water management in the Indus Basin.


Statoil to Invest $414 Million in Norway, U.K. Utgard Field
bloomberg.com 09 Aug, 2016
Statoil ASA submitted a development plan for the Utgard natural-gas and condensate field on the maritime border between Norway and the U.K. in the North Sea with investments estimated at $414 million. Production, which will be processed through the Sleipner platform, is expected to start at the end of 2019.


Coca Cola to Invest £14m in Northumberland Plant Development
memuk.org 09 Aug, 2016
Coca Cola is set to invest £14 million into the development of its manufacturing site in Morpeth, Northumberland. Once redeveloped, the site will be able to send out four million cases of water each year from the facility. The fresh investment will also fund the production of a new sports cap format for the brand.


JSP to invest in additional capacity for ARPRO material
britishplastics.co.uk 09 Aug, 2016
JSP, manufacturer of ARPRO, a lightweight, expanded polypropylene bead foam material, is set to increase capacity following strong growth. The additional 10.5 kt/a of capacity, which will be on-stream in 2018, will be located at its existing site in Cheb, in the Czech Republic, taking the ARPRO capacity in EMEA to 37.0 kt/a.


Olymel to invest C$80M in Yamachiche pork plant
meatpoultry.com 09 Aug, 2016
Olymel LP plans to increase production at the company’s ATRAHAN hog slaughtering and processing plant in Yamachiche at a cost of C$80 million. The project includes redevelopment of the hog receiving area and expansion of the slaughtering section, cold rooms and the butchering room, storage areas, shipping and service areas as well as water treatment facilities. Niche products processed at the plant include chilled pork, Mugifuji pork and Nagano pork and featured Lucyporc brands as part of a partnership with Groupe Robitaille which has a 50 percent stake in Lucyporc. The plant expansion is expected to be complete within three years.


Gravity Renewables acquires 2.78-MW Wyre Wynd small hydro facility in Connecticut

hydroworld.com 09 Aug, 2016
Gravity Renewables has acquired then 2.78 MW Wyre Wynd small hydro facility on the Quinebaug River in Jewett City, Connecticut. Gravity Renewables is an owner, operator and developer of small hydroelectric power plants. The company has more than 30 MW of hydro operating and under development across the United States.


Agilent Technologies to Build New Facility in Colorado, Increasing Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Capacity
businesswire.com 09 Aug, 2016
Agilent Technologies Inc. has acquired 20 acres in Weld County, Colorado, on which it plans to build a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The expansion will enable the company to more than double its commercial manufacturing capacity for nucleic acid active pharmaceutical ingredients.


SDK to expand VGCF(TM) production capacity for use in automotive LIBs
automotiveworld.com 09 Aug, 2016
Showa Denko (SDK) has decided to expand production capacity for VGCF(TM): carbon nanofiber added to cathodes and anodes of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) to improve electrical conductivity. SDK will gradually increase its VGCF(TM) production capacity at Kawasaki Plant, Kanagawa Prefecture, from 200 TPA at present to 300 TPA by the end of 2017.


Polar Seafood opening Norway whitefish, crab plant
undercurrentnews.com 09 Aug, 2016
Polar Seafood will officially open its second seafood processing plant in Kjolleford, Northern Norway. The plant will initially produce 5,000 metric tons of fish per year and will expand to as much as 10,000t annually and it is also able to process crab. The plant will begin production in September 2016 and be fully operational by January 2017.


China Gezhouba Group signs deal to construct 35-MW Xelanong 2 hydropower project in Laos

hydroworld.com 09 Aug, 2016
The China Gezhouba Group Corp. has signed an agreement with the Laotian government to develop the US$72 million, ‘Xelanong 2′ 35 MW hydroelectric plant in Laos’ southern Salavan province under build-operate-transfer model. The construction of the facility is expected to take about 40 months.


China funding new multi-million dollar Dominica hospital
jamaicaobserver.com 09 Aug, 2016
Dominica has launched the construction of an EC$40 million, National Hospital. The new hospital is being built on the same site at the present Princess Margaret Hospital, at goodwill, on the outskirts of the capital. The construction of the hospital by a Chinese firm, forms part of the four-pillar projects agreed to in an MoU between the two governments when they re-established diplomatic relations in 2004.


Codarus to expand in Las Vegas
homeaccentstoday.com 09 Aug, 2016
Codarus is expanding and moving into an 11,000-sq.-ft. showroom at World Market Center, Las Vegas in time for the January 2017. The new showroom will be located on Floor 3 of Building C, anchoring the better goods and home décor floor. The Codarus showroom features furniture, lighting, bedding, rugs, art and accessories.


PJM Board Approves $636 Million Investment in Transmission Projects
prnewswire.com 09 Aug, 2016
The PJM Interconnection Board has authorized more than $636 million in electric transmission projects to strengthen the grid. It involves upgrades at existing substations, two new substations, two new transmission lines and improvements to existing lines. The expected in-service date is 2020. The project will be constructed principally by Transource Energy, LLC (an AEP affiliate), Baltimore Gas & Electric and Allegheny Power.


Algonquin Power brings 200 MW Minnesota wind project fully-online
canadianmanufacturing.com 09 Aug, 2016
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp’s US$330 million, 200 MW wind project in Southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota has reached full commercial operation. The site incorporates 100 Vestas V110-2.0 MW turbines that will generate clean power under a 20-year power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of U.S. utility Xcel Energy.


Damac to unveil new hotel apartments in JVC
constructionweekonline.com 09 Aug, 2016
Damac is set to launch its new 33-storey, Tower 108, a collection of serviced hotel apartments located in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). To be operated by Damac Maison de Ville, the hotel apartment units present a lucrative investment opportunity with potential for high returns.


Selbyville will get new $2 million water treatment facility
delaware1059.com 08 Aug, 2016
A new water treatment facility is in the works for Selbyville, United States. Emergency grants have been awarded to the town that will cover the cost of building the new facility.


Sh176 Billion to Expand Aga Khan Hospital
allafrica.com 07 Aug, 2016
The Aga Khan Hospital in Tanzania is implementing an Sh176 billion expansion project. The hospital will increase the number of beds from 74 to 170 and has set aside Sh3 billion for training young health professionals abroad and it will acquire cutting edge medical equipment


Cotabato farmers get P41-m rubber processing plant
thestandard.com.ph 08 Aug, 2016
The government has established a P41-million, rubber processing plant in Banisilan, North Cotabato, raising hopes among rubber planters for processed rubber products and bigger market opportunities. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has funded the project.


Uzbek-Chinese joint venture launches cement plant in Karakalpakstan
timesca.com 08 Aug, 2016
The Uzbek-Chinese joint venture Titan-Cement has put into operation a large cement plant in Karakalpakstan region. The overall cost of the project exceeded $25 million. The new plant is looking to export its products to neighboring Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, while the majority of the output will remain in Uzbekistan to satisfy the internal market.


Stadtwerke Munchen, partners to build new wind farm in Norway
af.reuters.com 08 Aug, 2016
German’s Stadtwerke Munchen and Norwegian power companies Eidsiva Energi and Gudbrandsdal Energi have decided to invest 1.4 billion crowns in a new wind power park in Norway. Stadtwerke Munchen, fully owned by the City of Munich, has 60 percent in a joint venture that will own the park, while the two Norwegian companies will have 20 percent each. The wind power park is expected to start operations in 2018.


Turkey’s Aksa to build 120MW power plant in Madagascar
aa.com.tr 08 Aug, 2016
Aksa Energy plans to construct a 120 MW fuel-oil electricity generation plant in Madagascar, Africa. To realize the project, the company has partnered with a local energy firm operating in the country and located in Mauritius to form a new company. The newly-founded Aksaf Power will hold 58.35 percent of the shares of the new company while the other 41.65 percent will belong to the local partner; Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama). In accordance with the MoU, construction of the plant will start once both companies in the partnership receive advanced payment and have completed the prerequisite guarantees for the project. The construction is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2016 while the electricity selling process will start in 2017. Aksa Energy will provide the technical equipment for the project.


Hill wins $43m contract renewal on Doha Metro
constructionweekonline.com 08 Aug, 2016
Hill International has won a 30-month extension from Qatar Railways Company to oversee construction of the Doha Metro Green Line. Hill is leading project management of the Green Line in a joint venture with ASTAD Engineering Consultancy and Project Management Company. The joint venture will pocket $43.1m from the extended contract with Hill taking an 80% share of the total figure. The Green Line will include 11 stations over approximately 22km (14 miles) and is expected to accommodate 140,000 passenger trips per day by 2021.


Brenntag to invest GBP 50 million in UK over 5 years
business-standard.com 08 Aug, 2016
Brenntag, the chemical distribution firm, will invest over GBP 50 million over the next five years in the UK operations. The focus will be on the life science sector, especially the food as well as the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors.


Iran, Azerbaijan to set up car manufacturing plant
tradearabia.com 08 Aug, 2016
Iranian and Azerbaijani officials recently broke ground for a joint venture car manufacturing project in Neftchala Industrial Region, Azerbaijan. The production capacity of the plant, jointly run by Iran Khodro and Euro Car of Azerbaijan Republic Company, is expected to be 10,000 sedan cars per year. An investment of $15 million will be made in the auto-manufacturing plant of which 25 per cent will be borne by Iran Khodro Company. The plant will be commissioned in 2018.


Serbia’s Sinterfuse to invest 2.5 mln euro in Uzice factory
seenews.com 08 Aug, 2016
Sinterfuse DOO, an automotive industry supplier plans to invest 2.5 million euro in a factory in the western city of Uzice. The company, which operates in the field of non-ferrous metals casting, has promised to create at least 100 jobs in the next three years and has agreed a state support of 315,000 euro.


Werk Property Group to invest EUR 30 million in an office project in Timisoara
business-review.eu 08 Aug, 2016
Werk Property Group will invest EUR 30 million in Vox Technology Park development, an office project A class, with a surface for rent of 26,000 sq. mtrs, which will be delivered at the end of next year. Vox Technology Park will be formed of two building, with ten, respectively seven floors, following a BREEAM certificate. Currently, the project construction is in development on the ground floor. The foundation and the underground floor have already been finished.


Wisconsin molder breaks ground on advanced manufacturing facility
plasticstoday.com 08 Aug, 2016
SussexIM has broken ground on its new, 158,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing facility. Operations at the new facility are expected to begin March 2017 and will serve as a close-by adjunct to the company’s Sussex headquarters, fully integrating custom injection molding, blowmolding, assembly, decoration and fulfillment operations.


Magnolia Advanced Materials expands into new facility
compositesworld.com 08 Aug, 2016
Magnolia Advanced Materials Inc. has completed move-in into its new, larger manufacturing facility, located on Northeast Expressway in Atlanta, Georgia. The new plant, 114,176 sq. ft on 11.27 acres, includes railroad access and 11 truck docks. Other amenities include: 7,700 sq. ft R&D lab, 1,440 sq. ft QC lab, 48,000 gallons of raw resin storage, two 1,400 sq. ft cooler/freezer rooms for products requiring temperature control, two 1,435 sq. ft hot rooms for managing resin viscosity, formulation and mixing rooms with dispensers, de-airing pumps and a reactor section, maintenance and welding shop, dust collection and control, state-of-the-art data center, 13,957 sq. ft of administration space.


ND Food Processing Facility Kicks Off $30 Mil. Expansion
powderbulksolids.com 08 Aug, 2016
AGT Foods, supplier of pulse crop food products, held a dedication ceremony for a $30 million expansion of its Minot, ND food processing plant on 5th August, 2016. The expansion will add 33,000 additional sq. ft to the facility and about 20 jobs.


Oman’s TMK GIPI completes facility expansion
tradearabia.com 08 Aug, 2016
TMK Gulf International Pipe Industry (TMK GIPI) is in the final stages of completing its mill expansion for the manufacturing of smaller size pipes used for oil and gas well delivery, which are currently sourced from overseas markets. The modernisation and expansion of the mill underscores TMK GIPI’s commitment to In-Country Value (ICV) development.


China Jo-Jo Drugstores (CJJD) to Expand Number of Retail Pharmacies to 100
streetinsider.com 08 Aug, 2016
China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. plans to expand the number of its retail pharmacies to 100 over the next twelve months. These additional retail pharmacies will be located in Hangzhou, and will be a mixture of new stores and rebranded ones.


CIP and BWSC invest £160m in UK biomass power plant
bioenergy-news.com 08 Aug, 2016
The Copenhagen Infrastructure II fund and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) have acquired 100% of a UK biomass-fired combined heat and power plant project. The companies have also taken the investment decision to construct the 27.8 MW project in Kent, with the total investment amounting to approximately £160 million. The power plant is expected to come online in summer 2018. The entire biomass required will be sourced under a long-term contract with Euroforest. The power plant will be constructed by BWSC, which is also the business partner of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on two other biomass plants in the UK. BWSC will furthermore be responsible for operation and maintenance of the plant under an O&M contract for up to 20 years.


NREA prepares tender for 20MW-capacity solar power plant in Hurghada
dailynewsegypt.com 08 Aug, 2016
The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is preparing a tender to establish a 20 MW solar power plant in Hurghada. The project will be financed by a soft loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) worth $91m. The JICA completed the project’s feasibility study and disbursed a grant worth $1.5m that will set up equipment at the solar plant’s site to measure the solar radiation to ensure the feasibility of the project.


Singapore-BD joint venture signs contract for 414 MW plant in Sirajganj
en.prothom-alo.com 08 Aug, 2016
A joint venture between North-West Power and Sembcrop finally signed a contract on 8th August, 2016 to set up a 414 MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant in Sirajganj by December 2018. The JV called ‘Sembcrop North-West Power Company’ will invest $412.5m to set up the project. Three international agencies, the World Bank’s private sector arm IFC, UK-govt owned CDC and CC will finance 75 percent of the project cost while the two companies’ equity will be 25 percent. In the equity, Sembcrop will have 71 percent while NWC holds 29 percent.


Canadian Solar Signs PPA for 63MWp Solar Power Project in Mexico
prnewswire.com 08 Aug, 2016
Canadian Solar Inc. has signed a PPA for the 63 MWp solar power plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico with the Federal Electricity Commission. This project has been awarded in April 2016 under the Mexico’s First Long Term Electricity Auction and it is expected to generate electricity by September 2018. All the electricity generated will be sold to the CFE under the PPA for a 15-year period and related Clean Energy Certificates for a 20-year period.


DP Energy receives approval for 375MW wind/solar hybrid power project in Australia

wind-energy-business-review.com 08 Aug, 2016

DP Energy has secured approval from the South Australian government for the development of A$680m, 375 MW Port Augusta wind/solar hybrid facility in the region. The wind/solar park will feature 59 wind turbines and almost 400 hectares of photovoltaic panels. The company plans to commence construction of the project at the end of the first quarter in 2017 and complete by the end of 2018.


Fathima Group to open $20m production facility
hoteliermiddleeast.com 07 Aug, 2016
Fathima Group is investing nearly US$20m in a new food manufacturing facility at Dubai Investment Park (DIP). The facility will mainly be used for producing drinking water and processing spices, pulses, and catering services, and will span an area of 100,000 sq. ft. The group is also setting up its corporate office and logistics centre with a cold storage facility at Dubai Investment Park (DIP), covering an area of 500,000 sq. ft.


Xylem bags $13m wastewater plant contract in KSA
utilities-me.com 07 Aug, 2016
Xylem has signed a $13m contract to supply an integrated wastewater treatment system for water reuse in Saudi Arabia. The system will be developed as part of the Manfouha sewage treatment plant expansion in Riyadh. To be deployed in partnership with Al Muhaidib Contracting, Xylem’s ICEAS SBR technology will facilitate wastewater treatment at the plant, which will be reused for irrigation and agriculture in the region. The treatment plant expansion began in Q1 2016 and scheduled to be operational by Q2 2018.


Huge tender for oil pipelines next week
sundaytimes.lk 07 Aug, 2016
The government will award a tender next week, valued at more than Rs. 8.7 billion for the construction of four pipelines to carry oil from the Colombo harbour’s Dolphin Pier to Kolonnawa. Bidders from India, Malaysia, China and the United States have been shortlisted to construct the pipelines, each six-and-a-half kilometres long, to replace the 69-year-old oil pipelines in use. The Cabinet has given approval for the project and the tender will be awarded to the lowest bidder by the tender board on 12th August, 2016.


Royle to build new facility in Sun Prairie
hngnews.com 07 Aug, 2016
Royle Printing will expand by constructing a 40,000 sq. ft., new warehouse and production facility in the Sun Prairie Business Park under the terms of an agreement approved on 2nd August, 2016. The estimated initial construction value will be $2.1 million along with $7.5 million in furniture, fixtures and equipment. The new facility is expected to be completed by next July.


IES to open office in Japan, Taiwan
DH 06 Aug, 2016
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) on 5th August, 2016 will open offices in Japan and Taiwan. These two offices will further enhance business ecosystem for the electronics industry.


Central bank opens sixth branch in Mtwara
dailynews.co.tz 05 Aug, 2016
Bank of Tanzania (BoT) will launch its sixth branch in Mtwara region to enhance reliability and quality of financial services in the southern zone. The branch will be launched next month but it will start its full operations in October 2016.


Plastics company to expand facility
washingtontimes.com 05 Aug, 2016
A U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese plastic company plans to spend $45 million to expand a facility in Northern Virginia. Toray Plastics’ expansion at its Front Royal facility in Warren County will create 30 new jobs. The company will receive an undisclosed amount of state funding through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.


Neo Solar seeks to set up USD-47m downstream JV in Taiwan
renewables.seenews.com 05 Aug, 2016
Neo Solar Power Corp (NSP) plans to set up a USD 47m Joint Venture (JV) with parties interested in the local downstream solar segment. The photovoltaic cell and module maker will invest up to TWD 600 million in the new entity, the name of which has not yet been decided. This means that the company will hold up to a 40% stake in the JV, while the rest will be in the hands of its partners. The capital of the JV will be allocated for different solar power generation projects in Taiwan.


Australia’s AGL Energy sets up virtual solar power plant
energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com 05 Aug, 2016

AGL Energy on 5th August, 2016 launched a virtual power plant, a network that will link 1,000 households and businesses with rooftop solar and batteries which can be centrally controlled. The A$20 million project in South Australia involves installing solar power storage batteries which have software that allows power flows into the grid to be operated centrally, helping stabilise the grid at times of high demand.


XRMC unveils new 7.27 MW rooftop project in Xi’an
pv-magazine.com 05 Aug, 2016
China’s Xi’an Road Construction Machinery Co., (XRMC) has announced the connection of a 7.27 MW rooftop solar PV plant to the grid in the city of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. XRMC is a subsidiary of the China Communication Construction Co., (CCCC) and the rooftop project marks the parent group’s first foray into PV power generation. The solar installation is also the first PV project to be directly connected to the 110 kV substation in Xi’an.


Selkirk, Gimli getting new water treatment plants
winnipegsun.com 05 Aug, 2016
The provincial and federal governments have announced funding for two new sewage treatment plants north of Winnipeg. One project is a new and larger treatment plant for the City of Selkirk, which will be big enough to also serve St. Andrews and the Lower Fort Garry national historic site. The second plant will be in the Rural Municipality of Gimli. The infrastructure will cost a total of $53.2 million and will be cost-shared by the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Selkirk’s plant will cost an estimated $35.2 million and Gimli’s is expected to come in about $18 million, with each level of government picking up a third of the costs.


Camden wins $1.3M grant for wastewater plant
dailyadvance.com 05 Aug, 2016
Camden County has been awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to help pay the cost of building a second wastewater treatment plant. The county had already received $200,000 from the Golden LEAF Foundation and budgeted $1.25 million in county funds to build the $2.75 million plant. The new plant will operate in conjunction with the existing plant, which is located in the South Mills Township off U.S. Highway 17 near Keeter Barn Road.


Bear Paw gets OK to construct natural gas pipeline
capebretonpost.com 05 Aug, 2016
Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc. has received Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approval to construct a 62.5 km natural gas pipeline from Goldboro to the proposed Bear Head LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility near Point Tupper. Bear Paw will interconnect the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline mainline, offshore gas, and other supplies near Goldboro to the Bear Head LNG export facility. The Goldboro to Point Tupper pipeline will connect Bear Head LNG to the North American natural gas pipeline network. Construction of the pipeline will begin after financing of the Bear Head LNG project is complete.


Malaysias first geothermal plant set to start operations by June 2018
thinkgeoenergy.com 05 Aug, 2016
The Apas Kiri in the Sabah east coast district in Tawau, Malaysia is expected to be operational by June 2018. The project is set to have an installed capacity of 30 MW and will be feeding its electricity into the grid of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd. under a feed-in-tariff scheme. The plant is estimated to cost some RM600 million, total investment with an initial grant of $8 million from the federal government.


Aerospace company plans to open new facility in Atmore
washingtontimes.com 05 Aug, 2016
Brown Precision Inc, an aerospace engineering company plans to invest $7 million to open a manufacturing facility in Atmore. The company expects to make an initial investment of approximately $7 million in the facility, with the possibility of expansions.


NFI Starting Last Facility Build For Packaging Company In Florence Industrial Park
globest.com 05 Aug, 2016
NFI, a supply chain solutions provider, has broken ground on a Quality Packaging Specialists International ‘s (QPSI) new 377,440 square foot facility at NFI Park, Florence Crossings. QPSI, which previously operated from Moonachie, NJ, will establish its new corporate headquarters and packaging supply chain center of excellence at the site. QPSI provides packaging supply chain solutions in the pharmaceutical, health, beauty and consumer goods sectors. QPSI joins Subaru and three other tenants at the complex. The architect for the QPSI project is KSS Architects and the general contractor is Arco Design/Build NE. CBRE is the real estate broker for both sides of the transaction and Taylor, Weismann & Taylor are the civil engineers. The project is expected to be completed in April 2017.


Chinese Firm launches Construction of Ethiopia-Kenya Power Project
geeskaafrika.com 05 Aug, 2016
China Electric Power Equipment and Technology has commenced the construction of a major power transmission line project which will link grids of Ethiopia with Kenya. The firm has launched the construction of the $ 1.26 billion mega project this week. The 500 KV transmission line which originates in Ethiopia’s Wolayita Sodo will have power transferring capacity of 2,000 MW and runs about 1,045km, of which 445km stretches into Ethiopia’s territory.


Bunge to acquire two oilseed processing facilities from Cargill
bakingbusiness.com 05 Aug, 2016
Cargill and Bunge have entered an agreement under which Bunge will acquire from Cargill two oilseed processing plants and businesses in The Netherlands and France. In the Netherlands, the transaction includes Cargill’s soybean and rapeseed crush and soybean oil refining facility in the Port of Amsterdam as well as part of the bulk port terminal assets dedicated to supporting discharge and storage of raw materials for the crush plant. In France, Bunge will acquire Cargill’s soybean and rapeseed crush facility located in the Port of Brest. The aggregate annual processing capacity at the two locations is approximately two million tonnes. Employees associated with the business (120 in The Netherlands and 51 in France) will transfer to Bunge.


Natural gas pipeline approved for Vaughan
newstalk1010.com 05 Aug, 2016
The National Energy Board has conditionally approved an 11.7-kilometre natural gas pipeline set to run through the city of Vaughan, Ontario. The TransCanada Corp. pipeline will be subject to 19 conditions, including Aboriginal monitoring of construction for potential archaeological finds and habitat protection of the western chorus frog. TransCanada has also made route changes to the pipeline to accommodate concerns of local landowners.


OSU Sticks With Plans To Build New Research Center In Tsunami Zone
opb.org 05 Aug, 2016
Oregon State University is doubling down on efforts to build a new marine studies center in the tsunami zone. The university wants to build a new $50 million research center in Newport. It looked at three sites, two on high-ground and a third next to its existing buildings on sandy land just a few feet above high tide.


LGE Design Build Completes New Warehouse, Distribution Center in Goodyear
rebusinessonline.com 05 Aug, 2016
LGE Design Build has completed construction on a new 300,000-square-foot U.S. Western warehouse and distribution center in Goodyear. The facility is situated within Goodyear Gateway industrial park. The property has been fully leased to Michael Lewis Company (MLCo). Approximately 100,000 square feet of the 300,000-square-foot building is a refrigerated freezer. The company distributes food and catering supplies to major airlines.


Germany’s Leoni to build two new plants in Serbia worth 22 mln euro
seenews.com 05 Aug, 2016
Leoni, an auto wiring systems maker plans to invest at least 22 million euro in expanding its manufacturing operations in Serbia. The company plans to build two new facilities in the munucipalities of Prokuplje and Doljevac, where it already runs two plants. The new plants will produce cable systems for BMW, Jaguar and Land Rover.


HAMC to build new cancer care center
thepiercecountytribune.com 05 Aug, 2016
Heart of America Medical Center held a public, informational meeting on 28th July, 2016 about its plans for a new cancer care center. The plan is to build an infusion suite with two chairs and a new pharmacy compounding area with certified pharmacists to make chemotherapeutic medications. The center also plans to partner with oncology groups in the surrounding area to provide needed services. Plan for construction is scheduled to start in September, with a completion date in early 2017.


Boustead wins design-and-build contract for Marsiling production facility
straitstimes.com 04 Aug, 2016
Boustead Projects has been awarded a design-and-build contract by AIMS AMP Capital Industrial Reit for the development of an industrial property in Marsiling. Construction work for the five-storey production facility is expected to start soon and be completed by the second half of 2017.


Jackson’s water system facility implementation project to begin Thursday
kfvs12.com 04 Aug, 2016
The City of Jackson’s Water System Facility Plan Implementation Project has began on 4th August, 2016. The work is being performed by Robertson Inc., Bridge & Grading Division and Persons & Son, Inc., both out of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. This project is the first phase of $11.5M worth of work approved by Jackson voters last August to improve the city’s water system. Final completion is expected in early spring 2017.


Beximco plans to set up solar power plant in Gaibandha
Thedailystar.net 04 Aug, 2016
Beximco Power Co along with a Xinjiang Sunoasis, a Chinese company is set to build a 200-MW solar power plant in Gaibandha. The government will buy solar power at Tk 12 per unit from the plant for 20 years. Both the companies will bear the costs, including for the land, setting up of sub-station and 35-kilometre transmission line. The plant will be set up by Japan’s Eiki Shoji Co and Sun Solar Power.


Eltel’s Power Transmission Business Wins a Contract with Statnett in Norway at a Value of Approximately EUR 50 Million
businesswire.com 04 Aug, 2016
Eltel has won a new contract for building of a 420 kV transmission line for Statnett in Finnmark in Norway. The transmission line contract comprises works including prefabricated foundations, tower assembly, stringing and material supply for building the 90 kilometres 420 kV transmission line between Reisadalen and Skillemoen. The contract has a total value of approximately EUR 50 million and it will be executed in the time period 2016-2020.


TRC wins RM1.31b Pan Borneo Highway contract in Sarawak
Theedgemarkets.com 04 Aug, 2016
TRC Synergy Bhd has bagged a RM1.31 billion contract for the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sarawak. The subcontract from Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd is for the development and upgrading of the stretch of highway between Batang Skrang and the Sungai Awik Bridge. Besides its subsidiary Trans Resources Corp Sdn Bhd (TRC), the Joint-Venture (JV) company comprises Endaya Construction Sdn Bhd and Pembinaan Kuantiti Sdn Bhd. TRC, together with the other joint-venture partners are in the process of incorporating a joint-venture company purposely to undertake the project. TRC will own 30% equity in the JV company.


Armenia to Set Company to Expand Iran Natural Gas Imports
asbarez.com 04 Aug, 2016
The Armenian government has decided on 4th August, 2016 to set up a company ‘Energaimpeks’ to deal with the expansion of natural gas imports from Iran. According to a draft government decision, the new company’s share capital is worth 100,000 drams – 100 common shares, each with a face value of 1000 drams.


KBW Investments to set up new LED factory in Jordan
tradearabia.com 04 Aug, 2016
KBW Investments (KBW) will build a new LED factory in Jordan under an agreement signed recently. KBW signed two Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Build–Operate–Transfer (BOT) agreements with respective governmental authorities of Jordan to implement large-scale LED adoption countrywide and in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM). The factory is currently under construction and has an expected completion timeframe of three months.


Sappi Fine Paper to invest $25 million in Skowhegan wood yard
pressherald.com 04 Aug, 2016
Sappi Fine Paper North America will invest $25 million over the next year on new equipment in the paper company’s wood yard on Route 201 in Skowhegan. Vendor bid requests will be going out over the next two weeks and work is expected to begin in October during the annual mill shutdown and continue for most of 2017, with a conclusion date of November 2017. The investment will allow the company to modernize its wood debarking, chipping and chip distribution systems in the wood yard on U.S. 201 in the south end of Skowhegan.


S&T Bank To Open New Banking Facility In Northeast Ohio This Fall
prnewswire.com 04 Aug, 2016
S&T Bank, a full-service financial institution with assets of $6.7 billion, and locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York, is preparing to celebrate the grand opening of its new facility, located at 491 North Cleveland Massillon Road in Akron, Ohio, in the fall of 2016. The new office will offer business banking, treasury management, as well as commercial, platinum, and limited consumer banking in addition to other services.


Peace Arch hospital foundation unveils plans for 200-bed care facility
peacearchnews.com 04 Aug, 2016
Proponents of a proposed residential care facility near Peace Arch Hospital shared plans of the 200-bed facility with area residents last week. The facility will be built and owned by the foundation and operated by the Fraser Health Authority. Of its 200 beds, 112 will be for complex residential care, 72 for geriatric mental health and substance abuse patients, and 15 beds for a hospice residence. The care facility is being planned concurrently with a renovated and expanded emergency department. Both projects are expected to be complete in 2018/2019.


Vikings, Kraus-Anderson start construction of new training facility and headquarters near Minneapolis
rejournals.com 04 Aug, 2016
The Minnesota Vikings began construction earlier this week on its new practice facility and team headquarters. Kraus-Anderson Construction Company is the construction manager of the practice facility and headquarters, while Crawford Architects is the architecture company that designed the facilities’ plans. The Vikings’ new campus in Eagan, Minnesota, is expected to get opened in March 2018.


Hadley Farms will construct a new manufacturing and freezer storage facilitys
pennlive.com 04 Aug, 2016
Hadley Farms Inc., manufacturer of wholesale baked goods for the food service, fundraising, and retail markets, will construct a manufacturing and freezer storage facility at Wharf Road Industrial Park in Washington Township. The company has committed to investing $9,193,000 in the project, which will include the purchase of a 20-acre site and construction of a 105,000-square-foot facility. It has received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $250,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant.


GNT Group begins construction of new laboratory in Mierlo, Netherlands
foodprocessing-technology.com 04 Aug, 2016
GNT Group has begun construction of a new laboratory facility at its headquarters in Mierlo, the Netherlands. It is investing €3m in the construction of the new laboratory facility that will boost the company’s research and development capabilities to improve product quality. Construction work is expected to be completed by next year.


Serbia invites bids for 400 mln dinar (3.2 mln euro) water treatment plant overhaul

seenews.com 04 Aug, 2016
Serbia has launched a tender for the reconstruction of the Petar Antonijevic water treatment plant in the city of Uzice. The total value of the project is estimated at 400 million dinars. The deadline for submitting of applications has been set at 2nd September, 2016. It is expected that the contract with the selected bidder will be signed by 15th October, 2016. The reconstruction of the factory shall be completed by the end of 2017. The project will be funded through 360 million dinars allocated from the state budget, while the balance of 40 million dinars will be provided by Uzice local authoritie.


Joyce Farms announces expansion
meatpoultry.com 04 Aug, 2016
Joyce Farms, producer of grass-fed beef and heritage poultry products, will expand its Clemmons facility by an additional 10,400 sq. ft. The five-month project will add warehouse space to the plant and a new hatchery to the current property. The upgrades are projected to be done by January 2017.


$4m investment in beetroot storage facility
freshplaza.com 04 Aug, 2016
Heinz Wattie is building a $4 million beetroot storage and grading facility in Hastings. The new facility is a part of more than $25 million of capital investment in 2016. The facility will be ready for the coming season and it is made up of a 7000 sq m concrete pad with a 3000 sq m canopy, to process the annual crop totalling 24,000 tonnes, half of which is used in exported products.


Rosatom to Construct Nuclear Research Center in Bolivia
sputniknews.com 04 Aug, 2016
Rosatom and the Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency signed their first commercial contracts for the construction of the Nuclear Research and Technology Center (NRTC). ASE Group, the engineering division of Rosatom and ABEN signed a contract for the preliminary site survey for the nuclear research center’s construction, whereas JSC Rusatom Service, which integrates Rosatom’ service offerings, signed a contract for the national nuclear infrastructure assessment as part of the NRTC construction project’s development.


Three oil companies agree to construct oil pipeline in Tanzania
africa.tvcnews.tv 04 Aug, 2016
Tanzania government says three oil firms operating in Uganda, London-listed Tullow Oil, France’s Total and China’s CNOOC have all agreed to participate in the construction of the pipeline. The building work is scheduled to start by June next year. The jointly developed pipeline will carry Ugandan crude oil to Tanzania’s Indian Ocean port of Tanga for export.


KP govt, Chinese company sign MoU worth $1.6b for circular railway project
dailytimes.com.pk 04 Aug, 2016
The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) signed the Circular Railway Project worth $1.6 billion with China Communication and Construction Company. The project links Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda with future expansion to Swabi and a speedy service from Peshawar to Islamabad. An MoU has been signed between the Government of KP and the Chinese company regarding the inter districts circular railway project in the province. Under the MoU, each party will be responsible for its own parts and expenses for the performance of its responsibilities and obligations.


ESB International wins contracts in Middle East and Europe
irishtimes.com 04 Aug, 2016
ESB International (ESBI) is close to announcing more than €50 million worth of new contracts in the Middle East and Europe. ESBI has picked up nine new contracts in Ireland, Malta, Saudia Arabia, Oman and Bahrain. The largest award is a €17 million contract over four years with Saudi Electricity Company, which is building a new gas power plant in the north of the country. As part of the contract Saudi Electricity Company will send 20 of its senior staff to Dublin for an eight-week training course next month.


Kongsberg wins US$19 million contract for CMAL LNG ferries
mpropulsion.com 04 Aug, 2016
Kongsberg Maritime has scooped a major engineering contract worth more than US$19 million for Caledonian Maritime Assets’ two new LNG ferries. The company has been awarded engineering, procurement, construction and installation contracts with the Glasgow-based shipbuilder and marine fabricator, Ferguson Marine Engineering for deliveries to the Scottish ferry operator’s two 100m newbuild ferries. Kongsberg Maritime, together with its wholly-owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) will execute the project.


Kalyan Jewellers set to enter Saudi Arabia
thehindubusinessline.com 03 Aug, 2016
Kalyan Jewellers is gearing up to establish its presence in Saudi Arabia in the next six months. It plans to add 20 outlets this fiscal. Six of these have already become operational. While four new outlets are opened in India, two are opened in abroad, including one in Sharjah.


Infosys invests $4 mn in Israel’s Cloudy
business-standard.com 03 Aug, 2016
Infosys invested $4 million to pick a minority stake in Israel’s cloud management and optimisation startup Cloudy, helping it access technology and skills to get it to customers transitioning from legacy infrastructure to the cloud. Infosys has so far invested in seven early-stage ventures including India’s ANSR Consulting and US-based startups such as Waterline Data, Trifacta, and CloudEndure.


Toray plans $ 100 mn investment to set up nylon fibres plant in Mexico
business-standard.com 03 Aug, 2016
Toray Industries Inc will set up a 10,000 tonnes production facility for nylon fibres used in automobile airbags and airbag materials at its Mexican subsidiary Toray Advanced Textile Mexico (TAMX) with an investment of about $100 million. The facility is expected to start operation in March 2018.


LyondellBasell to set up high density polyethylene plant in US
business-standard.com 03 Aug, 2016
LyondellBasell will set up a High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) plant having a capacity of 500,000 Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) on the US Gulf Coast. The plant will be the first commercial plant to employ LyondellBasell’s new proprietary Hyperzone PE technology. The project is expected to start commercial production in 2019.


Piramal to invest $25 million in US manufacturing site expansion
thepharmaletter.com 03 Aug, 2016
Piramal Pharma Solutions plans an $25 million expansion of its production facilities in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. The company’s plan focuses on expanding the site capabilities and capacity for commercial aseptic manufacturing. This will be done by increasing vial filling capability and lyophilisation capacity, as well as upgrades to the associated facilities and utilities.


PPG to Invest $20 Million to Upgrade Chester, South Carolina, Fiber Glass Plant
businesswire.com 03 Aug, 2016
PPG is investing $20 million to upgrade its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Chester, South Carolina. The investment will cover repairs to the production furnace, the finished goods packing operation and much of the facility’s support infrastructure. The project is expected to be completed later this year.


Mullican Flooring to invest $15M to expand Johnson City operations, creating 200 new jobs

wjhl.com 03 Aug, 2016
Mullican Flooring will invest $15 million to expand its Johnson City operations and create 200 new jobs during the next five years. The company will acquire a 126,000-square-foot warehouse at 129 Roweland Drive in Johnson City. The building will be used to store raw materials and finished products.


Midcom to invest USD 50 mln in retail expansion in Africa
telecompaper.com 03 Aug, 2016
Midcom Group plans to invest USD 50 million to create the largest mobile and electronics retail operations in Africa under its Mstore brand. The group will be expanding its retail operations from the current 300 Mstore outlets in seven countries across Africa to 1,300 outlets by 2018 and a total of over 2,000 outlets by 2020.


John Hancock Life invests in USD-21m DG solar portfolio in US
renewables.seenews.com 03 Aug, 2016
John Hancock Life Insurance Co has invested senior debt into a USD-21-million portfolio of 14 Distributed Generation (DG) solar projects in six US states. The portfolio in which the company has invested consists of both ground-mounted and rooftop solar arrays that power school districts, universities and large enterprises.


Avara Acquires Astellas U.S. Manufacturing Facility
prnewswire.com 03 Aug, 2016
Avara Pharmaceutical Services Inc’s subsidiary, Avara Norman Pharmaceutical Services Inc. has entered into an agreement under which Avara will acquire Astellas’s wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary Astellas Pharma Technologies (APT), Inc., located in Norman, Oklahoma. Under the terms of the agreement, APT employees will remain employed at the site, and the plant will continue to manufacture certain Astellas pharmaceutical products on a contract basis. Astellas will continue to source a stable supply of high-quality products from the facility under the oversight of Avara following the acquisition.


Polycon investing $15 million to expand in Indiana
plasticsnews.com 03 Aug, 2016
Polycon Industries Inc. is investing millions in an expansion project that will nearly double the company’s space and employment. The firm, which blow molds both stock and custom high density polyethylene containers, is spending more than $15 million on the project that will add 150,000 square feet. Construction already is under way and production is expected to begin in February.


Oriental Weavers invests EGP 100m to expand production capacity in H2 of 2016

dailynewsegypt.com 03 Aug, 2016
Oriental Weavers plans to inject EGP 100m in investments during the second half of 2016 to expand its production capacity. The company aims to add seven new looms after its merger with Rozatks Modern Spinning and Weaving Company, bringing the total capital expenditures to $14.5m and the production capacity to 4.2m sqm. The company plans to establish a new metal structure over an area of 33,000 sqm, which will include weaving, preparation, and storage phases. The first phase has been completed and two looms are added. Four more looms are planned to be added before the end of this year.


Coal power plant project to be completed by December 2017
dunyanews.tv 03 Aug, 2016
The Sahiwal Coal Power Plant in Pakistan has been completed on extra pace. The plant will produce 1320 Megawatts of electricity and will be completed in assistance with Chinese companies.


First-ever Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant for SL finalised
newsfirst.lk 03 Aug, 2016
Sri Lanka may see the first Liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant which will be finalised in the next few months as a public-private partnership.


$360 Million Upgrades Coming to Sewage Treatment Plants After 2011 Fire
dnainfo.com 03 Aug, 2016
A sewage treatment plant badly damaged in a massive 2011 fire is among those benefiting from $360 million in renovations. The money will upgrade the equipment at the North River and Bowery Bay wastewater treatment plants and several pumping stations by 2022. The plan includes upgrading pumps to run on electricity and install cleaner engines which run on natural gas.


Hawaii Gas wins biogas contract from City and County of Honolulu
bioenergy-news.com 03 Aug, 2016
Hawaii Gas has won a contract to capture and process biogas from the City and County of Honolulu’s Honouliuli wastewater treatment plant. Currently, the Honouliuli wastewater treatment plant produces the equivalent of 800,000 therms of biogas annually. The gas is flared (or burned). By selling the biogas, the City and County of Honolulu will generate revenue.


Korail wins Manila MRT-7 consultancy contract
railjournal.com 03 Aug, 2016
Korea’s national train operator Korail has been awarded a contract on 1st August, 2016 to provide consultancy services for the design of Manila metro Line MRT-7 in cooperation with San Miguel Holdings subsidiary Universal LRT, which is implementing the project. The 22.8 km 14-station line from Quezon City to Bulacan is scheduled to open in April 2020. Korail will provide support on system configuration for operations and maintenance.


LSIS wins $9.1 million deal to build an electric substation in Ecuador
pulsenews.co.kr 03 Aug, 2016
LS Industrial Systems Co. (LSIS) has won a $9.1 million order to build a 230 kilovolt substation in Portoviejo, a western costal city in Ecuador. The company has signed the deal at the headquarters of Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (Celec EP) in Quito. The substation project is based on investment by Inter-American Development Bank. Under the contract, LSIS will be in charge of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction management (EPC) and will aim to complete the project by November 2017.


Rio Tinto to invest $338 million in Silvergrass iron ore mine
finance.yahoo.com 02 Aug, 2016
Rio Tinto Plc will invest $338 million to complete the development of its Silvergrass iron ore mine in Western Australia. The mine will add about 10 million tonnes of capacity. The Silvergrass mine is part of Rio Tinto’s Pilbara operations, which make up the vast majority of the miner’s iron ore production.


Sugar mills to build 53MW bagasse-fired power plants
brecorder.com 02 Aug, 2016
Mehran Sugar Mills (MSML) and Faran Sugar Mill (FSML) are developing 26.5 MW separately at a cost of Rs. 750 million and Rs. 650 million. Subject to shareholders’ nod, the project will be 100 percent owned by Mehran Sugar. The millers have set December 2018 as a deadline for operationality of the proposed power plant.


PCPC gets go-ahead for Iloilo coal-fired plant
bworldonline.com 02 Aug, 2016
Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) has obtained a provisional Certificate of Compliance (CoC) from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), giving the company the authority to operate its 135-MW coal-fired power plant in Iloilo. PCPC owns a 2X135 MW circulating fluidized bed combustion coal-fired power plant. The construction of the power plant is already 99.5% completed as of end of July 2016. The power plant will be supplying electricity to the Visayas grid under a power supply agreement with distribution utilities in Negros, Cebu, Leyte and Panay as approved by the ERC.


Geary’s Bakery to build new factory creating 50 jobs
leicestermercury.co.uk 02 Aug, 2016
Geary’s Bakery has secured planning consent from Blaby District Council for a 60,000 sq. ft. bakery at Optimus Point, in Glenfield. The firm is investing £13 million into the site, which it expects to complete by around June 2017.


Cirrus Networks Holdings Ltd wins $1.5 million contract
proactiveinvestors.com.au 02 Aug, 2016
Cirrus Networks Holdings has secured an enterprise data storage and associated services contract with a major local bank totalling in excess of $1.5 million. The company has reinforced the strength of its enterprise focused strategy by signing up with the blue chip financial services customer. As part of the contract, Cirrus will provide a range of enterprise storage technologies together with project management, design and implementation services to assist a data centre relocation.


Nestle to invest P2 billion in new plant for MILO
rappler.com 02 Aug, 2016
Nestle plans to invest P2 billion in a new manufacturing facility in the Philippines which will focus on producing proto-malt, the key ingredient for Nestle Philippines’ popular MILO drink. The new state-of-the-art plant will take up 29 hectares in Nestle’s existing Lipa factory in Batangas. Construction began in December 2015 with the firm projecting production to start in November 2017.


Sandpiper Pipeline Project, Minnesota, United States of America
hydrocarbons-technology.com 02 Aug, 2016
Sandpiper Pipeline project is a 616-mile pipeline being built by North Dakota Pipeline Company, a joint venture between Enbridge Energy Partners and Williston Basin Pipeline, in Minnesota, US. The project will be a long-term and reliable link for the transportation of crude oil to Enbridge’s terminals, the US and eastern Canada. It will expand the capacity of the existing Line 81 from North Dakota to Clearbrook and extend additional Line 81 volumes to Superior, Wisconsin. The pipeline is expected to be completed and be in service by 2019.


Italy to invest $450m in biofuel project in Iran
tehrantimes.com 02 Aug, 2016
The Italian private sector will invest $450 million in the establishment of a bioethanol fuel production plant in the Amirabad Special Economic Zone (ASEZ), north of Iran. An agreement has already been signed with the foreign investor and it will be finalized into a contract in the near future. As per the agreement, biofuel will be produced from inedible wheat.


Egypt to invest $180m in new housing complex
zawya.com 02 Aug, 2016
Egypt intends to invite investors for a project to construct a housing complex at a cost of around $180 million. The project will be built in the Southwestern New Valley governorate on a BOT (build-operate-transfer) basis. The project includes buildings, a medical centre, schools, a cinema, a public library, a culture centre and other facilities and it will be presented to investors in mid-2017.


AccorHotels’ £28m investment in the UK
ttgmedia.com 02 Aug, 2016
AccorHotels is undergoing a refurbishment programme having invested £28 million in the UK in 2015. The work has seen a new room design rolled out in more than 1,000 ibis rooms as well as the introduction of new beds to 13 of the properties. A further 24 ibis public areas are also renovated. AccorHotels also used the programme to invest in a new Novotel bed across the UK and renovate Mercure London Bridge alongside the introduction of a Marco Pierre White franchise to the property.


Jazz Pharmaceuticals opens new €50 million facility near Athlone
Businesspost.ie 02 Aug, 2016
Jazz Pharmaceuticals has opened a new €50 million manufacturing and development facility in Co. Roscommon which will employ up to 50 people within the next three years. The site has full regulatory approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration as well as the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority.


Lockheed Martin to set up R&D facility in Melbourne
janes.com 02 Aug, 2016
Lockheed Martin plans to set up a Research and Development (R&D) facility in Melbourne, Australia. The company will invest an initial AUD13 million over three years into the facility, which will be known as the Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaR Lab). The facility is scheduled to commence operations in early 2017.


Maine Beer Co. plans to expand in Freeport
theforecaster.net 02 Aug, 2016
Maine Beer Co. is planning an expansion that will include added production space, a larger tasting room, an outdoor patio, and more parking. The owners of the brewery has submitted a conceptual plan to the Freeport Planning Department on 27th July, 2016 to add 20,300 square feet to the existing 6,000-square-foot facility. The proposal is going before the Project Review Board 10th August, 2016 for site plan review.


Alex Products to expand
progressnewspaper.org 02 Aug, 2016
Alex Products is planning an $2.15 million expansion at its three plants located at Paulding, Ridgeville Corners and Bryan in northwest Ohio. The company manufactures automotive seat frames, tooling and automation equipment.


Samsung C&T wins $240 mil. order from Hong Kong
koreatimes.co.kr 02 Aug, 2016
Samsung Construction & Trade (C&T) has won a $240 million project to improve the ground, prior to building a runaway, at Hong Kong International Airport. The construction unit of Samsung Group in a consortium with Build King, a Hong Kong contractor, won the $340 million civil engineering contract. Samsung C&T holds a 70 percent stake in the joint venture, meaning it will earn $240 million for the job. Under the project, which is the first stage of developing the three runaway system at the airport, the builder will be responsible for firming up and stabilizing soft ground located about 7 meters below the sea, using a deep cement mixing method before land reclamation for the third runway takes place. Construction will begin this month and is scheduled to be completed in March 2018.


Qatar Cement and Samba ink $100m cement plant deal
constructionweekonline.com 02 Aug, 2016
A financing deal has been signed between Qatar National Cement Company (QNCC) and Saudi’s Samba Financial Group (Samba), for $100m. With a two-year grace period, the financing will go towards the construction of the company’s fifth cement plant. With total clinker production capacity expected to reach 17,000 tpd and the grinding capacity touching 20,000 tpd of cement, the fifth production line is expected to become operational within the next 27 months.


Tullett Prebon to build new tech hub in Belfast
finextra.com 02 Aug, 2016
Tullett Prebon is to open a new global technology hub in Belfast. The new facility, which will focus on development and technical support for Tullett’s global business, is backed by Invest Northern Ireland, which is providing support and assistance to attract and develop employees. It is expected to be fully operational during 2019.


Imax and Wanda Sign Deal to Build 150 New Screens in China
hollywoodreporter.com 02 Aug, 2016
Imax China and Wanda Cinema Line on 2nd August, 2016 unveiled an agreement to build 150 new Imax theaters in China. The theaters will be built throughout China over six years, starting in 2017, with 110 of the screens expected to be installed by 2020.


Awbud to build new warehouse
english.eurobuildcee.com 02 Aug, 2016
Awbud is to build a warehouse for Konsortium Stali (Steel Consortium) in Zawiercie. Awbud, which is a construction group quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, has signed a contract concerning the construction of a warehouse in Zawiercie for Konsorcjum Stali, a distributor and steel processing company in Poland. The company is to carry out the project using the design-build system. The group will be responsible for the design and the implementation of all the construction work. The contract is worth more than PLN 8.5 mln.


Publicly traded retailer to construct 330,000-square-foot building
bizjournals.com 02 Aug, 2016
PriceSmart has signed a deal for a 330,000-square-foot distribution center to be built at Flagler Station in Medley. The new building will have 120 loading positions and parking for 104 trailers and it shall be completed in the second quarter of 2017.


Vestas nabs 120MW in Morocco
renews.biz 02 Aug, 2016
Vestas has confirmed an order to supply turbines to the 120 MW Khalladi wind farm in northern Morocco. The company will install 40 V90-3MW units at the project near Tangiers developed by Acwa Power. Turbines will be delivered in the second quarter of next year and will start operating in the fourth. The contract also comprises a 20-year active output management service agreement.


Water firm to build P165-M sewerage treatment plant
sunstar.com.ph 02 Aug, 2016
The City Government and the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) has signed an Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the construction of a P165 million sewerage treatment plant. The MOA, which has been signed on 1st August, 2016 is a revised document that calls for the use of the city’s 2,196 square meters property at Sitio Magay in the village of Zone III for the construction of the sewerage project by the water firm.


Hevel begins construction on a 15 MW PV plant in Russia
pv-magazine.com 02 Aug, 2016
Hevel LLC, has begun construction on a 15 MW solar PV plant in Saratov Region, Russia. The full investment required for the project is expected to be RUB 1.5 billion, with the construction expected to be finished in 15 months.


Solar Frontier completes 30 MW solar plant at Nagasaki Airport
pv-magazine.com 02 Aug, 2016
Solar Frontier has completed a 30 MW solar PV park at Nagasaki Airport, Nagasaki Prefecture on 34 hectares of land. Funding for the plant’s development came via a consortium of local banks from the Kiyushu region, with Mizuho Bank taking the lead. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is in place with Kyushu Electric Power Company for the electricity produced onsite.


Mitsui Chemicals boosting capacity for thermoplastic olefinic elastomer
plasticstoday.com 01 Aug, 2016
Mitsui Chemicals is expanding demand for Milastomer, a Vulcanized Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPV) known for its low density, softness, and excellent processability. Construction work for 5000 tonnes/yr if additional capacity will commence in February 2017 at wholly owned subsidiary Sun Alloys Co., and conclude in June 2017, with commercial operation start-up slated for October 2017.


AMATA VN to invest $200m in Vietnam’s industrial park
dealstreetasia.com 01 Aug, 2016
Amata VN Pcl has set aside $200 million to develop its second project, Amata City Long Thanh near Ho Chi Minh City on around 3,200 acres of land, during 2016-18. Of the total land, 40 per cent will be an industrial estate and 60 per cent will be accommodations and other commercial buildings.


Minor plans major expansion
nationmultimedia.com 01 Aug, 2016
Minor Food group plans to invest Bt900 million to add 150 stores to its BreadTalk bakery chain within five years. The company will open about 30 BreadTalk outlets every year over the period. The expansion will use two models, company-owned and franchised in a ratio of 60:40.


Biomedical manufacturer plans new south Fargo facility
inforum.com 01 Aug, 2016
Aldevron, a biomedical manufacturing firm, plans to construct an $8 million production facility in at 4044 40th Ave. S., South Fargo. The new, state-of-the-art facility will be a plasmid DNA and protein production facility and it will be 45,000 square feet. Construction on the new facility will be completed by 1st October, 2017.


21 MW DC Solar Facility Coming to NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach
cleantechnica.com 01 Aug, 2016
Entering into a 37-year agreement with Dominion Virginia Power, the Department of the Navy (DoN) recently announced plans for a 21 MW direct current, or DC, solar facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The new solar facility is scheduled to be operational by late 2017. Dominion Virginia Power will own, operate, and maintain the facility. NAS Oceana will receive in-kind consideration in the form of upgrades to the electrical infrastructure in exchange for Dominion’s use of DoN land.


Dana Building New Axle Manufacturing Facility In Ohio
businessfacilities.com 01 Aug, 2016
Dana Holding Corporation will open a new high-tech axle manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio. The firm is expanding a recently constructed 100,000-square-foot facility on the property to nearly 300,000 square feet. Beginning in late 2017, the firm plans to assemble enhanced versions of its industry recognized Dana 30™ and Dana 44™ axles, which will deliver increased power density and performance in a smaller package.


Egypt plans $7B power plant projects
albawaba.com 01 Aug, 2016
Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity has finalized negotiations for three projects costing $7B USD. The projects include Dairut’s 2,250 MW capacity combined-cycle power plant to be carried out by Acwa Power, Al-Nowais’s 2,640 MW capacity coal power plant in the Oyoun Mousa area, and Gulf of Suez’s 250 MW capacity wind plant to be carried out by the Toyota alliance. The Ministry is planning to finalize the contracts for the three projects.


Utico to build new desalination plant in RAK
gulfnews.com 01 Aug, 2016
Utico will be investing $195.8 million to build a 24 million gallons per day water desalination plant in Ras Al Khaimah. The first half of the plant will be ready by August next year and the full plant by October 2018. The project is being taken up in joint cooperation with Spanish company Grupo Cobra. The project is being funded by three banks through the company’s finance arm called United Ventures and Investments based at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The banks that are funding the project include Emirates NBD, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Commercial Bank of Dubai.


Russia, China may sign deal on thermal power plant construction
tass.ru 01 Aug, 2016
Russia and China are examining an option of signing an interdepartmental agreement on Erkovetskaya coal-fired Thermal Power Plant (TPP) construction project. The parties will provide assistance to the State Grid Corporation of China (SGC) and Inter RAO in developing cooperation on the comprehensive construction project of Erkovetskaya coal-fired thermal power plant and agreed to consider measures of government support and the opportunity of signing the interdepartmental agreement.


Georgia Power Can Spend $99 Million To Develop New Nuclear Plant
nuclearstreet.com 01 Aug, 2016
Georgia Power has been granted permission from the state’s pubic service commission to spend as much as $99 million on preliminary site work and licensing for a nuclear power plant in the southwest corner of the state. The vote to approve the spending, which Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power can retrieve from ratepayers, was 4-1. The spending has been approved for a 7,000-acre site in rural Stewart County on the Chattahoochee River.


FRV gets US$39.2 million from EBRD for 50MW solar plant in Jordan
pv-tech.org 01 Aug, 2016
The European Bank has approved a US$39.2 million loan to solar energy developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) to construct a 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Jordan. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) funding will go to a newly incorporated company in Jordan, established for the project, and owned by Middle Eastern engineering conglomerate, the Abdul Latif Jameel Group, parent of Spain-based FRV.


Moon Ridge Foods Opens Pleasant Hope, Missouri, Processing Facility
areadevelopment.com 01 Aug, 2016
Moon Ridge Foods has opened its processing facility in Pleasant Hope, Missouri. The company invested and installed next generation equipment and technology into its 110,000 square-foot facility, which will process about 600,000 hogs annually once up and running. Production will begin ramping up in late August. The project’s primary funding has been provided by the founding owners and the local Bank of Sullivan. Additional funding included Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing through Show-Me PACE.


BMR set to agree larger facility for Kabwe plant
lse.co.uk 01 Aug, 2016
BMR Group expects to agree a $3.5m loan facility alongside a sale-and-purchase deal with a private South African firm later this week. The facility, which at the end of June was only expected to be $2m, is to enable construction of a processing plant at Kabwe in central Zambia and is being agreed alongside a sale and purchase agreement covering agricultural grade Zinc Sulphate Heptahydrate (ZSH) and lead sponge with the South African mining, energy and agri-business group. The plant is on schedule to be commissioned and begin production in early 2017.


Fluor Awarded Bauxite Expansion Project in Guinea
businesswire.com 01 Aug, 2016
Fluor Corporation announced on 1st August, 2016 that Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) awarded Fluor an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the Bauxite Production Expansion Project in Kamsar, Guinea. The project will expand bauxite production from 14.5 million to 18.5 million tons per year and is the company’s first of a planned three-phase expansion. The scope includes expansion of the mine infrastructure, rail system, port facility and processing plant infrastructure and utilities. The expansion is expected to complete in 2018.


Russia-China. Construction of unique industrial park in Tatarstan
blackseagrain.net 01 Aug, 2016
Russia-Chinese project on grain processing is expected to be launched in Tatarstan with investments of RUR 15 bln. An industrial park ‘Saosyan-Volga’ is going to be constructed at the area of 100 hectares with annual processing capacity of 300 KMT. 200 types of food products (including unique ones-grain protein as a substitute to soybean protein) will be produced. The plant will be launched in 2018 and will by work at full capacity in 2020.


GIB invests £80m in new CHP plant in Kent, England
power-technology.com 01 Aug, 2016
UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £80m to build a new £340m, 43 MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy plant from waste facility near Sittingbourne in Kent, England. The facility is expected to be operational in 2019. Once complete, the plant will serve as the first large-scale energy producer from waste facility supported by the Contract for Difference (CfD) mechanism.


Eight-Building, 72-Unit Condominium Project Approved At 700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle
newyorkyimby.com 01 Aug, 2016
Zinrock Resources LP has recently received approval from the Planning Board of New Rochelle to construct nine eight-unit residential buildings, plus a clubhouse and gatehouse, at 700 Davenport Avenue, located on the southern tip of the city’s Davenport Neck section. The buildings can be as high as 60 feet (plus five feet if in a flood zone), the equivalent five stories. The site is currently home to the roughly 500-member beach club Beckwith Pointe, which the developer is expected to begin demolishing next year.


Broadwind Energy to expand Abilene facility by 30 percent
reporternews.com 31 Jul, 2016
Abilene’s Broadwind Energy manufacturing facility will increase its capacity by 30 percent. The company’s board of directors has approved the $4 million expansion of its Abilene wind energy tower facility which will increase the tower production capacity in this plant to approximately 200 towers annually. The project is expected to be complete in mid-2017.


POSCO Daewoo secures power plant deal in Myanmar
koreatimes.co.kr 31 Jul, 2016
POSCO Daewoo has been selected as preferred bidder for a natural gas-fired power plant in Myanmar. The company plans to sign a power purchase agreement with Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise before the year’s end to construct a 70 MW gas-fired power plant in Shwetaung. Under the deal, POSCO Daewoo is expected to operate the plant for 20 years, supplying electricity to businesses and households in nearby areas. The facility is scheduled to be completed by 2019. The company plans to select a builder and other project partners early next year after signing the contract.


City of Bismarck makes upgrades to water treatment plant
miamiherald.com 31 Jul, 2016
The city of Bismarck has spent more than $12 million to upgrade its water treatment plant to keep up with the growing population. The new technology will help the Bismarck Water Treatment Plant process more water from the Missouri River.


Oriental Consultants Global to construct flyover bridge in Tanzania
constructionglobal.com 31 Jul, 2016
Oriental Consultants Global have confirmed that the Tazara flyover, situated at the Nelson Mandela Expressway and Nyerere Road within Dar es Salaam in Tanzania will commence in October 2016. The flyover is being funded through the Japan International Cooperation Agency at a total cost of $45 million.


Renault-Nissan Alliance to invest $800 million in Argentina
nzherald.co.nz 30 Jul, 2016
The Renault-Nissan Alliance will invest $800 million in Argentina. About $600 million from the investment will go toward launching a first line of fabrication for some 70,000 pickups, including Nissan’s NP300 Frontier and Renault’s Alaskan. The car-making alliance will also invest $100 million in the production of Renault’s Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan models. The remaining $100 million will go to the production of a new model.


Lucky Cement to set up new 1.25m-ton plant in Karachi
tribune.com.pk 30 Jul, 2016
Lucky Cement intends to expand its current capacity in the south by installing a plant of 1.25 MTPA at the existing plant site in Karachi. According to a company notice sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the expansion will be made with an investment of $30 million. This will be in addition to the earlier announced capacity expansion of 2.3 MTPA expected to be commissioned by fiscal year 2019 in Punjab.


Dubai’s DP World inks deal to expand Canadian port terminal
arabianbusiness.com 30 Jul, 2016
DP World has signed a long-term lease agreement for the expansion and operation of Canada’s Rodney Container Terminal. The company will start running existing operations on 1st January, 2017 and work in partnership with the port authority of Saint John, New Brunswick, on a planned expansion programme expected to be completed in 2021, with the lease continuing for 30 years after.


Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opens Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center

hospitalitybizindia.com 30 Jul, 2016
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has opened the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, a 222-room hotel located in Georgetown, Texas. The hotel offers ample meeting space with sophisticated design, appealing dining options and convenient access to the city’s most charming attractions.


Saudi Arabia’s power construction projects pipeline worth $275bn
arabianbusiness.com 30 Jul, 2016
Saudi Arabia is driving the power generation construction projects pipeline in the Middle East and Africa. The total value of the projects pipeline in the region stands at $876.6 billion, with Saudi Arabia and South Africa accounting for the largest shares, with project pipelines valued at $275.5 billion and $167.4 billion, respectively. Based on the projects tracked by the Construction Intelligence Centre (CIC), the nuclear sector has the highest value pipeline, at $367.5 billion, with Saudi Arabia taking $211 billion of this value.


Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP), California, United States of America
railway-technology.com 30 Jul, 2016
The Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) is nine mile-long rail extension currently under development by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) in California, US. The project is currently in the final design phase. Vehicle procurement for the passenger rail services will be completed between 2016 and 2020. Construction on the project is expected to begin in early-2017. The project will encompass construction of new track, replacement and retrofit of existing bridges, use of existing train layover and maintenance facility, and safety improvements at 22 at-grade crossings and five public at-grade crossings closures.


Tenders are invited for regional sewage plant
independent.ie 30 Jul, 2016
Irish Water has invited tenders for the engineering design services on the Greater Dublin Drainage Project which aims to construct a large regional wastewater treatment plant at Clonshaugh. Tenders for the contract(s) which will include engineering construction consultancy services, engineering services, engineering design services and consultative engineering and construction services has been issued last week by Irish Water. The project is divided into two ‘lots’ for tender purposes, with the first lot for the giant regional sewage plant itself and its associated pumping stations. The second lot is for the marine outfall from the plant, controversially leaving the shore at Portmarnock and orbital sewers associated with the plant. Irish Water expects bidders for the tenders to respond by 23rd August, 2016.


Air Liquide Commissions Underground Helium-Storage Facility In Germany
chemengonline.com 29 Jul, 2016
Air Liquide has commissioned a large helium storage facility in Gronau-Epe in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. Pure helium is stored at 1,300 meters underground in significant volume, in a salt reservoir managed by Air Liquide, using natural brine to adjust the storage volume.


Controversial Proposed Propane Storage Facility Considered Again in North Branford

patch.com 29 Jul, 2016
The propane storage facility proposal for North Branford from Guilford-based J.J. Sullivan Fuel Co. will be considered again. The company is looking to install a 60,000-gallon tank on property it owns on Ciro Road, and the plan will be the focus of a adjudication hearing on 8th September, 2016 in the North Branford Auditorium.


Enbridge adding 60,000-80,000 bpd of Mainline pipeline capacity
reuters.com 29 Jul, 2016
Enbridge’s new project to optimize crude slates will add about 60,000-80,000 bpd of pipeline capacity in Western Canada, expected in September. Also, the company will make sanctioning decision on first part of Eolien Maritime France SAS offshore wind farm project in 2017.


Enel wind pipeline hits 2.5GW
renews.biz 29 Jul, 2016
Enel has 1.5 GW of wind energy under construction and just over 1 GW ready to build, according to its results for the first half of 2016. The company said 658 MW is being built in North America and 611 MW in Latin America. At the end of June, the company had almost 6.8 GW of wind installed around the world, of which over 2 GW is in North America, 1.4 GW in Latin America and 1.6 GW in Spain and Portugal.


Whitecap Dakota First Nation expanding water treatment plant
cbc.ca 29 Jul, 2016
The federal and provincial governments are joining forces with the Whitecap Dakota First Nation to expand a drinking water and waste water treatment plant. The cost of the $13.5 million project is being shared by all three governments.


JinkoSolar signs PPAs for 188MW of solar power capacity in Mexico
solar.cleantechnology-business-review.com 29 Jul, 2016

JinkoSolar has signed PPAs with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for three solar projects totalling 188 MW of capacity. The three solar projects, two of which will be located in Yucatan and one in Jalisco. The firm has won the projects in April 2016 under Mexico’s first long term electricity auction. The terms of the off-take contracts require JinkoSolar to commence power generation at the plants by mid-2018. CFE will purchase the entire power produced at the solar plants for a period of 15 years and the related Clean Energy Certificates for a 20 year period.


PSC approves Georgia Power’s 1.6-GW renewables plan for 2021
renewables.seenews.com 29 Jul, 2016
The Georgia Public Service Commission on 28th July, 2016 approved the Georgia Power’s long-range Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), under which it will add 1,600 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2021. As part of the IRP, the utility will procure 1,200 MW of renewables, including 150 MW of Distributed Generation (DG) and 1,050 MW of utility-scale resources, through two Request for Proposals (RfP) rounds in 2017 and 2019. The limit for wind power to be procured is set at 300 MW. The commission has also approved the installation of a further 100 MW of DG with an RfP in 2017, to be completed in 2018 or 2019, and an additional 200 MW of self-build renewables mainly for military projects.


Sumitomo Chemical to construct second PES plant in Japan
plasticstoday.com 29 Jul, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical plans to construct a new production facility for Poly Ether Sulfone (PES) engineering plastic at its Chiba Works in Ichihara City, Chiba, Japan. The new facility will have a production capacity of 3,000 TPA. Commercial production start-up is slated for in 2018.


Heinz Wattie’s building $4 million beetroot storage facility
nzherald.co.nz 29 Jul, 2016
Heinz Wattie’s is building a $4 million beetroot storage and grading facility, which is a part of more than $25 million of capital investment in 2016. The facility will be ready for the coming season and it is made up of a 7000 sq. mtrs concrete pad with a 3000 sq. mtrs canopy, to process the annual crop totalling 24,000 tonnes, half of which is used in exported products.


Daimler to invest about $1.1 bln in Hungary plant
marketwatch.com 29 Jul, 2016
Daimler AG will invest around $1.1 billion in a second plant in Hungary over the next few years, expanding capacity and creating jobs. The plant will be built at Daimler’s Kecskemet Hungarian site, for the production of front and rear-wheel drive cars.


EIB agrees to invest EUR 62m in new SUSI renewables fund
renewables.seenews.com 29 Jul, 2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) on 28th July, 2016 signed an agreement to contribute up to EUR 62 million to the second renewables fund of Swiss investment advisor SUSI Partners AG. The portfolio of the SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II (SUSI RE II) includes 13 wind and solar parks in Germany, France, the UK, Portugal and Italy, with a combined capacity of about 170 MW. It also has a growing project pipeline surpassing 270 MW.


Volvo to invest £6 million in a new training facility in Daventry
daventryexpress.co.uk 29 Jul, 2016
Volvo Car UK will invest £6 million in a brand new facility at its Training and Development Centre in Daventry. Set to open in summer 2017, the replacement building will give a new lease of life to the company’s site in Prospect Way, which has been delivering technical, commercial and management training to Volvo dealer employees from across the UK since 1980.


DPWH to construct rainwater harvesting facility in Busol
news.pia.gov.ph 29 Jul, 2016
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to construct a P139 million rainwater harvesting facility at the Busol forest reserve. The project will be implemented in coordination with the City government of Baguio, and the Baguio Water District. The project is composed of two structure facilities namely rainwater harvest facility I and II with project duration of 255 calendar days.


South Korea’s Daewoo to build $2.7 bln power plant in Vietnam
thanhniennews.com 29 Jul, 2016
Daewoo Engineering and Construction plans to develop a 1,320-MW coal-fired thermal power plant in the southern province of Long An at a projected cost of US$2.7 billion.


Tata Power’s South African JV commissions 134 mw wind and energy farm
economictimes.indiatimes.com 29 Jul, 2016
Tata Power’s 50:50 JV with Exxaro Resources in South Africa, namely Cennergi (Pty) achieved commercial operations for its 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm Project on 28th July, 2016. Cennergi has been selected as the preferred bidder for two wind projects under the second window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme by the South African government. Cennergi’s second wind project is expected to go into commercial operations shortly.


Japan’s Sumitomo to invest in 336-MW Galloper offshore wind project
renewables.seenews.com 29 Jul, 2016
Sumitomo Corp has entered into an agreement to indirectly buy a 12.5% stake in the up to 336-MW Galloper wind project off the east coast of England. The transaction is expected to close in the coming months, without disclosing the exact size of its investment. The total cost of the project is estimated at GBP 1.5 billion. The wind park, to be completed in 2018, will consist of 56 Siemens wind turbines and the output will be sold under long-term contracts with off-takers across the UK.


Idemitsu launches new North American R&D facility in Wixom
Theoaklandpress.com 29 Jul, 2016
Idemitsu Lubricants America (ILA) has opened a new facility in Wixom that will focus on providing custom lubricant solutions to a variety of customers throughout North, Central and South America. This modern Research & Development Center features state-of-the-art equipment that allows for cutting-edge product development. With over 13,000 square feet of laboratory space for product formulation and testing, this new technology center will concentrate on product development for specific customer applications.


DOF Subsea wins Prelude FLNG contract
worldoil.com 29 Jul, 2016
Shell Australia has awarded DOF Subsea a five-year contract with 2x two-year options to provide a full-time underwater services and Multi-Purpose Supply Vessel (MPSV) to the Prelude FLNG facility. Prelude FLNG, the largest floating facility ever built, will produce, store and transfer LNG at sea. Under the awarded IMR (Inspection, Maintenance and Repair) contract, DOF Subsea will provide project management, engineering and integrated services for IMR programs as well as the dedicated vessel and options for other vessels.


Brand Properties to Build 12-Story Northside Midtown Medical Facility in Atlanta
rebusinessonline.com 29 Jul, 2016
Brand Properties plans to develop Northside Midtown Medical, a 12-story, 170,000-square-foot medical office building in Midtown Atlanta. The Class A building will be anchored by Northside Hospital, which will operate the Northside Imaging Center, primary care offices, cardiology services and an urgent care outfit at the property. Brand Properties plans to deliver Northside Midtown Medical in mid-2018.


California Manufacturer Expanding In West Michigan
businessfacilities.com 29 Jul, 2016
Stikwood will expand its operations to the City of Kentwood, Michigan. The new facility will allow the Sacramento, California-based manufacturer to increase production of its namesake product, as well as launch a new product currently in development. Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with local and state partners in the City of Kentwood, announced the approval of a $400,000 Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive to assist Stikwood’s expansion.


Eskom switches on 1st unit at 1.3-GW pumped storage plant in S Africa
renewables.seenews.com 29 Jul, 2016
Eskom’s first unit at its 1,332-MW Ingula pumped storage power plant has been officially launched six months ahead of schedule. The 333-MW Unit 4 came into commercial operation on 10th June, 2016 and has been inaugurated on 28th July, 2016. This marks a key milestone towards the full commercial operation of the entire pumped storage scheme ahead of the scheduled deadline of May 2017. The remaining three units have also been synchronised to the national grid and are on track for commercial operation within the first half of next year.


Japan Asia Investment breaks ground on 2-MW PV plants
renewables.seenews.com 29 Jul, 2016
Japan Asia Investment Co has started building a 1.99-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Ibaraki prefecture. The solar park will cost about JPY 850 million to construct. The project is a partnership with local firm Smart Solar Corp. When completed, around January 2017, its output will be sold to local utility Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc.


LyondellBasell will build a major plastics plant in Texas or Louisiana
fuelfix.com 29 Jul, 2016
LyondellBasell will build a large plastics plant near the Gulf Coast in Texas or Louisiana. The plant will produce the high-density polyethylene using a new technology to make plastics that don’t crack as easily. The project is planned for completion by 2019.


Convention Center Demand Sparks Plans for 1,100-Room Hotel
labusinessjournal.com 29 Jul, 2016
Lightstone Group is moving forward with plans to build a $450 million hotel with 1,100 rooms across from the Convention Center. The group has submitted its application to city planners for a Gensler-designed project of two towers, one of 40 stories and the other of 28, which will be run by three hotel brands. The hotel is also slated to include six levels of parking, 20,000 square feet of retail, three pools, bars, and restaurants.


Meredith Machinery to open new facility by 2017
wkyt.com 29 Jul, 2016
Meredith Machinery, a machine-tool provider that designs and installs automated metal-cutting systems plans to build a $2 million facility. The company plans to construct a 12,000-square-foot building alongside its current 17,000-square-foot facility in Jeffersontown. Construction shall begin in August and the facility could open in the first quarter of 2017.


Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil LNG project gets 15-year extension on export licence
dawsoncreekmirror.ca 29 Jul, 2016
WCC a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility that’s being jointly pursued by Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil, this week received a 15-year extension to its LNG export licence from the National Energy Board (NEB). The project is planned for the Tuck Inlet, a deepwater port near Prince Rupert. It will have an initial capacity to ship up to 15 million tonnes of LNG a year to buyers in Asia. The gas will be sourced from Northeast B.C. and transported to the coast via either Spectra Energy Corp.’s $7.5 billion Westcoast Connector Gas Transmisison project or TransCanada Corp.’s $5-billion Prince Rupert Gas Transmission line.


Granite awarded $128M Highway 99 realignment project
Thebusinessjournal.com 29 Jul, 2016
Granite Construction Inc. has been awarded a $128 million Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contract from the California Department of Transportation for the California State Route 99 realignment project in Fresno. The scope of work on the Highway 99 realignment project includes construction of a reconfigured interchange, overhead structures and infrastructure to accommodate the high-speed rail system between the existing freeway and the Union Pacific Railroad. The project also includes re-routing of local streets to accommodate the realigned freeway and relocation of utilities to support the project. This project follows an initial $28 million early work scope contract that began construction in December 2015. Funding for the project is provided by the California High Speed Rail Authority. Work is scheduled to be complete by September 2018.


Radiance Technologies wins $17.9M R&D contract
washingtontechnology.com 29 Jul, 2016
Radiance Technologies has won a $17.9 million contract to provide the Air Force with research and development. Under the contract, the company will design, develop and evaluate models of multiple specific sensors and the communication links and command and control nodes associated with them. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed in July 2021.


CONSULTANT Qatar’s Oryx GTL awards engineering consultancy contract to SNC-Lavalin

meconstructionnews.com 29 Jul, 2016
SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering consultancy and support services contract by Qatar’s Oryx GTL for its Gas-To-Liquids (GTL) complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City north of Doha. The five-year contract is aligned to support the long-term sustaining capital plans of Oryx GTL, which is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (51%) and Sasol of South Africa (49%). The agreement sets out predefined parameters for a number of work elements that will be required at the facility, including general engineering, feasibility studies, modelling, drawings and documentation.


Microsoft’s plans for its next giant data centre
cbronline.com 29 Jul, 2016
Microsoft is planning to invest around US $2bn in a new data centre in West Des Moines, Iowa on an 1.7 million square feet site. An initial investment of $417.7m will be the first phase of development. Entitled ‘Project Osmium’, Microsoft are to create 57 jobs in the first phase in order to receive state funds. The project will facilitate Microsoft Azure, the company’s cloud computing platform, aiding Microsoft’s global network of managing applications and services.


Kerjaya Prospek bags RM338.8m construction job
theedgemarkets.com 28 Jul, 2016
Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd has clinched a contract worth RM338.8 million for the main building works of the Arte Mont Kiara, a proposed mixed development in Mont Kiara via a joint venture between Nusmetro Property Sdn Bhd and Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd (Nusmetro-Naza TTDI JV). Construction works are scheduled to commence in September, with completion in October 2019. The main building works comprise simplex and duplex serviced suites and serviced residences housed within three towers that range from 58-66 storey each, and a nine-storey podium car park.


Veolia gets $3.62 billion contract from Sinopec
marketwatch.com 28 Jul, 2016
Veolia Environnement on 28th July, 2016 won a contract worth $3.62 billion from China’s Sinopec to treat water at a petrochemical complex for 25 years. Yanshan Petrochemical is a fully-owned subsidiary of Sinopec and one of the largest production bases of synthetic rubber, synthetic resin, phenol acetone and refined oil products in China. It processes over 10 million tons of crude oil and produces 800,000 tons of ethylene annually.


FLEET Al Habtoor Motors expands Fuso truck facilities in Riyadh
meconstructionnews.com 28 Jul, 2016
Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of the Fuso brand of trucks in Saudi Arabia, has opened two new sales, service and parts facilities at Khurais Road, Exit 30 and Eastern Ring Road, Exit 17 in Riyadh. The company plans to expand its presence to 13 sites across the kingdom in two years’ time along with an increase in its workforce to 325 personnel by the end of 2016.


Partners Group to invest over $200 mln in Taiwanese solar power platform
pehub.com 28 Jul, 2016
Partners Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Sinogreenergy, a Taiwanese solar power platform, for over $200 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.


Tim Hortons to expand to Philippines
nrn.com 28 Jul, 2016
Restaurant Brands International Inc. has agreed to a master franchise deal with a group of investors who plan to expand the Tim Hortons brand to the Philippines. Under the deal, TH Coffee Services Philippines Corp. will be the master franchisee of the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain in the country, in a joint venture with Tim Hortons.


Canada, Slovakia invest $65m in sports infrastructure in Georgia
agenda.ge 28 Jul, 2016
Canada and Slovakia are injecting $65 million into Georgia to build new sporting infrastructure facility. To make this investment go further, Georgia pledged to financially support the initiative.


Turkish company completes project to expand cement plant in Uzbekistan
en.trend.az 28 Jul, 2016
Turkey’s DAL Teknik Makina company has completed the implementation of the Almalyk Mining-Metallurgical Complex’s project worth $35.8 million to increase the capacity of a cement plant in Jizzakh region, Uzbekistan. The complex began to expand the plant in 2015. The project has been financed by Uzbekistan Reconstruction and Development Fund in the amount of $14 million, by Almalyk complex ($9 million) and the loan of Uzbekistan’s Mortgage Bank in the amount of $12.8 million. The plant produced 510,400 tons of cement in 2015 and it has planned to produce up to 650,000 tons of products in 2016.


Lowe’s To Build $100M Facility In Robertson County, Create 600 Jobs
newschannel5.com 28 Jul, 2016
Lowe plans to build a new fulfillment center in Coopertown, Robertson County on a 110-acre site. Construction on the $100 million facility has been set to begin immediately. When completed by the end of 2018, the facility will cover 1.1 million square feet, or the equivalent of 22 football fields under one roof.


Aceh, Cikampek to have US$350mn Power Plants
en.tempo.co 28 Jul, 2016
Pupuk Indonesia Energy (PIE) plans to build two thermal power plants in Cikampek and Aceh. The US$350 million investment plan is a follow up to the construction of a power plant in Gresik currently undertaken by the company. The construction is planned to begin this year. The thermal power plant in Cikampek will have a capacity of 2×150 tons of steam per hour to supply raw materials to Pupuk Kujang. The plant in Aceh will have a power capacity of 25 MW and a steam capacity of 2×170 tons per hour to be supplied to Pupuk Iskandar Muda


National Beef Packing invests $30M in Kansas plant
bizjournals.com 28 Jul, 2016
National Beef Packing Co. LLC is embarking on a $30 million expansion of its Dodge City plant in Kansas, United States. The expansion, which is slated to finish in December 2017, will add new box carousels, pallet-packing machines and cranes.


Ch2M Secures Contract For Singapore’S 5Th Desalination Plant On Jurong Island

waterworld.com 28 Jul, 2016
US consultancy CH2M has won a contract to provide consultancy services for Singapore’s fifth desalination plant. The anticipated 137,000 m3/day project will be co-located with an industrial plant as a result of limited space on the petrochemical hub, Jurong Island. CH2M previously provided EPV services on Jurong Island for the PowerSeraya seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant.


Double Coin Manufacturer Building Tire Plant in Thailand
tirereview.com 28 Jul, 2016
Huayi Shanghai (Group) Co., majority owner of Chinese tiremaker Double Coin Holdings, has entered a joint venture with Tribeca Enterprise Co. to build a new facility in Thailand to supply truck, bus and industrial tires to the North American and Southeast Asian markets. The agreement will allow the new entity to operate a plant built in the LK Rubber Industrial City Hub, a nearly 42 million-square-foot rubber estate set up by Tribeca Enterprise located in Rayong province, Thailand. Both parties will invest a total of $300 million to build the new facility with a planned annual capacity of 1.5 million truck and bus radials and 50,000 industrial tires.


Solar panel maker Strathcona launches $7.8M expansion at Belleville, Ont. Plant
canadianmanufacturing.com 28 Jul, 2016
Strathcona Energy Group Inc. is set to launch a $7.8 million expansion project at its new Belleville, Ontario headquarters and manufacturing plant. The company plans to tack on an additional 100,000 square-feet of floor space and also it plans to purchase new technology as it works to increase its production and export more of its standard photovoltaic and bifacial PV technology. FedDev Ontario is contributing $1.95 million toward the project.


Colorado’s North I-25 Project gets $15 million TIGER Grant
equipmentworld.com 28 Jul, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) $15 million from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program for improvements on the North Interstate 25 Project between Fort Collins and Loveland. The total project cost is $237 million and involves construction of a Tolled Express Lane in each direction covering 14 miles, in addition to improvements for transit, pedestrian and cycle traffic connecting northern Colorado to metro Denver.


Continental Gold gets approval to build transmission line for Buriticá project
mining-technology.com 28 Jul, 2016
Continental Gold has obtained an environmental licence for construction of a transmission line to power its proposed underground mine at the Buriticá Project in Colombia. The 110 kV electrical transmission line will come from an EPM substation in Chorodó and cover a distance of 31.09km, connecting with Continental’s substation at the project. The licence has been approved by Corpouraba, a regional autonomous environmental authority in Antioquia.


Marriott to open new hotel in Abu Dhabi
tradearabia.com 28 Jul, 2016
A new five-star Marriott hotel is set to open in Abu Dhabi, UAE, later this year following an agreement signed between Al Forsan Holding and Marriott International. The Marriott Al Forsan Hotel will be located adjacent to the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. The property features 400 elegantly designed guestrooms and suites, seven restaurants and lounges, world class spa and fitness centre, 50-m lap and landscaped pools among other world class amenities.


Dubai’s DP World inks Taiwan port development deal
tradearabia.com 28 Jul, 2016
Dubai-based global marine terminal operator DP World and the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), have signed an MoU for the development of Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan. The agreement marks the beginning of a joint effort to seek future business opportunities and to steer growth in Taiwan’s port infrastructure, while enhancing the country’s trade potential by establishing seamless cargo movement across its supply chain.


Turkey’s Limak wins 224M euro tender in Ukraine project
dailysabah.com 28 Jul, 2016
Limak Construction, a construction company in Turkey has signed a contract to construct a subway line in a tender with a price tag of 224 million euros in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro. The 4.5-kilometer subway line will have three train stations that pass through the most central parts of the city. Construction of the line is expected to be completed in five years.


Sands China’s The Parisian Macao property to open on Sept 13
hospitalitybizindia.com 28 Jul, 2016
Sands China, the majority-held subsidiary of global integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp., announced that its elegant French-themed property, The Parisian Macao, will open its doors on 13th September, 2016. The property’s full array of integrated resort facilities includes 3,000 guestrooms and suites, convention and meeting space, international restaurants, spa, kids’ club, health club, pool deck with themed water park, 1,200-seat theatre, among other amenities.


Isuzu Trucks opens its first Center of Excellence in US
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 28 Jul, 2016

Isuzu has opened its first Center of Excellence on 27th July, 2016 in Northeast Pennsylvania. This complex is comprised of a parts distribution center and a training and technical assistance facility, all for supporting dealerships and customers in the region.


Mitsui invests $101 mn in Columbia Asia
thehindubusinessline.com 27 Jul, 2016
Mitsui & Company has invested $101 million in Columbia Asia hospitals. Mitsui has invested in healthcare ventures in Asia and Columbia Asia is a part of the Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management, with 27 hospitals and one clinic in India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. With this investment, Columbia Asia will expand its network of hospitals across Asia, including several projects which are currently under development.


$40 million solar project planned for Tuskegee
wbrc.com 27 Jul, 2016
Tuskegee Solar Services is bringing an alternative energy development project to town, entering into an agreement with the City of Tuskegee to locate on more than 70 acres at the Tuskegee Commerce Park, near Exit 38 for Interstate 85. The initial phase of the project, which includes a 10 MW solar farm and bio-mass facility, is expected to create at least 25 jobs. Construction is expected to start in October. The second phase of the project is geared at producing 900,000 to 1.2 million gallons of bio-diesel fuel. The third phase will include education and consulting educational institutions. The solar farm is expected to be fully operational in March of 2018.


BGC wins Queensland mining contracts worth $114 million
australianmining.com.au 27 Jul, 2016
BGC Contracting has secured contracts worth $114 million to provide mining services at two operations in Queensland. The company has both a $97 million five-year contract at Incitec Pivot’s Phosphate Hill site south of Mt Isa, and a $17 million contract with Resolute Mining’s Carpentaria Gold. The Phosphate Hill contract involves the provision of mining services at the site to feed the onsite ammonium phosphate fertiliser manufacturing plant. The Carpentaria Gold contract will provide a suite of services to support the recommencement of open-pit mining at Nolans East, in the Ravenswood district south of Townsville in QLD. The 15 month contract will run from August to November 2017, after which the next stage of the Ravenswood Extension Project may be approved.


LS Industrial wins $16.1 mn railway system deal in Bangladesh
pulsenews.co.kr 27 Jul, 2016
LS Industrial Systems Co. (LSIS), obtained a four-year contract worth $16.1 million to install an electronic interlocking system for railways in Bangladesh. The contract has been received from Toma Construction and Max Infrastructure, a joint venture between China Railway Group of China and Toma Group of Bangladesh. Under the terms of the agreement, LSIS will supply railway electronic interlocking system that controls electric signals and communications in railway system over four years.


GSK to invest £275m into UK manufacturing facilities
theengineer.co.uk 27 Jul, 2016
GSK is investing £275m at three of its UK manufacturing sites to increase production and support delivery of respiratory and large molecule biological medicines. The company’s site at Barnard Castle in County Durham is to receive £92m to fund the construction of an aseptic sterile facility. Approximately £110m will provide a new facility for the manufacture of respiratory active ingredients in Montrose, Scotland where the GSK manufactures active ingredients for respiratory, HIV and vaccine products. In Ware, Herts, £74m will support further expansion of the company’s new Ellipta respiratory inhaler through additional manufacturing capacity at the site.


Gardenia plans to invest PHP1 billion to set up Mindanao plant
manila.coconuts.co 27 Jul, 2016
Gardenia Bakeries Philippines plans to invest PHP1 billion to construct its first-ever facility in Davao, Mindanao and its seventh plant in the country. The company expects revenues to hit about PHP5 billion this year from about PHP4 billion in 2015.


Amazon opening third Chicago-area warehouse in Romeoville; Radial, DHL add jobs, too

chicagotribune.com 27 Jul, 2016
Amazon is opening a third Chicago-area fulfillment center in Romeoville. More than 750,000-square-foot warehouse will pick, pack and ship large items, such as big-screen TVs, sports equipment and kayaks.


Smart Wires Announces Expansion With New R&D Facility to Support Growth
finance.yahoo.com 27 Jul, 2016
Smart Wires, provider of advanced power flow control technology, has relocated to a new R&D space to accommodate its rapid growth and future expansion plans. The new R&D and Operations center located at ¬3292 Whipple Road in Union City, Calif will provide capacity for increased customer support, engineering, product testing, research and development.


Polymer Logistics breaks ground on logistics and distribution facility in Georgia, US
supplychain.logistics-business-review.com 27 Jul, 2016

Polymer Logistics has broken ground on a new 75,000 sq. ft. logistics and distribution facility in Laurens County, Georgia, US. The new service center is being co-developed with Todd Pool and constructed by Dublin Construction. The new facility is slated to open in early 2017.


Kohler Co. plans to expand Inn on Woodlake boutique hotel
jsonline.com 27 Jul, 2016
Kohler Co. plans to expand its Inn on Woodlake boutique hotel, located in the village of Kohler. The hotel, overlooking Wood Lake, in the Village of Kohler, will undergo an expansion and renovation through late 2016 and 2017, adding two- and four-bedroom units. In addition, the main lobby and atrium will be expanded to provide more common space for guests. Plans have been submitted to the village Planning Commission for its review, with the Village Board expected to vote on the proposal in early August.


DHL to expand U.S. e-commerce operations
marketwatch.com 27 Jul, 2016
Deutsche Post AG’s DHL plans to invest $137 million in the U.S. market to expand its e-commerce capability. DHL plans to build eight new e-commerce distribution centers and expand two that it is already operating. At these centers, retailers can stock items for sale online so that when a U.S. customer makes an order, the item will reach them more quickly. The company already has 20 distribution centers in North America.


Alliant Energy announces $1 billion wind project to expand operations in Iowa
kety.com 27 Jul, 2016
Alliant Energy will invest about $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in the state. The company is seeking regulatory approval to expand its Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County and possibly develop wind energy in other areas of the state. The five-year project will produce 500 MW of energy.


Chattanooga Whiskey Company To Construct Large Distillery At Former Site Of Newton Chevrolet
chattanoogan.com 27 Jul, 2016
The Chattanooga Whiskey Company has begun construction on a larger production distillery in the former Newton Chevrolet property at the corner of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway near the Tennessee River. Once fully operational, the facility will be capable of producing upwards of 14 (53-gallon) barrels per day. The building is owned by Lamp Post Properties. Thomas Palmer/Cogent Studio is the architect and EMJ is the contractor.


Pannon Fuel to construct 39 new CNG stations in Hungary
bbj.hu 27 Jul, 2016
Pannon Fuel is anticipated to begin the construction of 39 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Hungary in fall. The two-year project will be funded with EUR 1 million by Pannon Fuel and EUR 10 mln from the Connecting Europe Facility. The number of CNG stations could reach 60 by the end of 2018, as several are currently under construction.


Meralco, DMCI to build new coal plant
thestandard.com.ph 27 Jul, 2016
DMCI Holdings Inc. sealed a 50-50 joint venture with Manila Electric Co. to build a 700 MW coal-fired power project in Calaca, Batangas. The proposed power plant project is the second phase of the planned expansion of Calaca facility. While both parties agreed to a 50/50 joint venture, a third investor might also come in and acquire up to a 20-percent stake. The company is awaiting the final approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission before proceeding with the project.


HMD, Posco and Ilshin Logistics to build new LNG-fuelled bulk carrier
ship-technology.com 27 Jul, 2016
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has entered a deal with Ilshin Logistics to build a new 50,000 dwt Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled bulk carrier. The carrier will be built as part of Ilshin Logistics’ collaboration with Posco, with delivery expected in the last quarter of next year. Once complete, the ship will transport limestone cargoes in the Korean coastal trade for Posco. Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the Korean Register (KR) will provide dual classification and certification to the ship, verifying compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code.


Oman Tourism reveals plans for three hotels by 2018
gulfbusiness.com 27 Jul, 2016
Oman Tourism and Development Company will deliver three hotels with 900 rooms in 2017 and 2018. They include a five-star W Hotel as part of the expansion of Muscat’s Royal Opera House, a five-star JW Marriott and four-star Crowne Plaza properties located at the upcoming master development Madinat Al Irfan Urban Centre.


Hyatt Announces Plans for a Hyatt Centric Hotel in Barbados
businesswire.com 27 Jul, 2016
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced on 27th July, 2016, that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Vision Developments Inc. for a 237-room resort, Hyatt Centric hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. The hotel is expected to open in 2019 and it will feature 32 Hyatt Centric-branded residential condominium units and several world-class dining options such as a signature restaurant, pool bar and grill, and a market style café. Other hotel features will include a full- service spa with six treatment rooms, a fitness center, outdoor pool, kids club, beach activities, and 6,135 square feet of meeting and event space.


Mercedes Breaks Ground On Its $500 Million Sprinter Van Plant In South Carolina
forbes.com 27 Jul, 2016
Mercedes-Benz has broken ground on 27th July, 2016, on a $500 million addition to its commercial van factory in South Carolina in a bid to beat competitors by building the next-generation Sprinter stateside and sidestep a steep tariff.


dorma+kaba wins contract for Jordan hospital work
meconstructionnews.com 27 Jul, 2016
King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) expansion project in Jordan is expected to complete in late 2016. Swiss access and security provider dorma+kaba has won a contract to provide door solutions for the expansion project in Jordan. The expansion will consist of an inpatient tower and outpatient building that will double the capacity of the existing centre and also it will provide improved, integrated space for patient care, research and education. The 13-floor inpatient tower will have 182 additional single occupancy patient rooms, an expanded diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy unit, an expanded bone marrow transplantation unit and adult and pediatric specialty ICUs and it will also have specific floors dedicated to pediatric patient wards and separate floors for adult patient wards.


Saipem wins Tangguh LNG work
aogdigital.com 27 Jul, 2016
Saipem has been awarded two contracts for onshore and offshore work in Indonesia on the Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion project. The contracts are awarded by BP Berau as operator of the Tangguh LNG project, on behalf of the other production sharing contract parties. The first award is for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of offshore facilities, consisting of two unmanned platforms and subsea pipelines. The second contract for the construction of an onshore LNG process train with a liquefaction capacity of 3.8 MTPA, utilities, off sites, an LNG jetty and associated infrastructure, has been awarded to CSTS, a joint operation led by Indonesian EPC Contractor Tripatra with Chiyoda, Saipem and Suluh Ardhi Engineering. Completion of the projects is expected in 2020.


Ashaka Cement signs N11bn agreement for 16MW coal power
vanguardngr.com 26 Jul, 2016
Ashaka Cement Plc, AshakaCem, has signed an N11 billion contract with a Chinese firm, RUNH Power Corporation, for the construction of a 16-MW lignite-fired coal power plant in its factory in Gombe State. The company will be financing the project from its N15 billion reserves and is a reflection of its commitment to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy. The project will be completed in 2018.


MPIC unit bags connector road project
business.inquirer.net 26 Jul, 2016
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. finally bagged an elevated connector road expressway project that will link the northern and southern portions of Metro Manila. Work on the project will be commenced in 2018 and it will cost about P15.74 billion to build, with right of way (to be shouldered by the government) to cost about P7.46 billion. The award paves the way for the construction of the 8-kilometer tollroad, which will cut congestion in traffic-strangled Metro Manila, with completion estimated by 2021. The award will still require the final approval of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar. The project is being handled by Metro Pacific Tollways.


Cannabis packager continues expansion with new regional facility
plasticstoday.com 26 Jul, 2016
Kush Bottles Inc., supplier of packaging, accessories and branding solutions, has opened its doors to a new regional sales and distribution center in the Seattle area of Washington. The building contains over 13,000 square feet of warehouse and office space.


Hyosung plans to start up MIPAN Nylon plant in Vietnam
yarnsandfibers.com 26 Jul, 2016
HYOSUNG plans to invest in startingup new MIPAN nylon manufacturing factility in Nhon Trach, Vietnam. The state-of-the-art facility is world class competitive to ensure fast and reliable service in the region. The company have a sales and production network of over 50 bases that spans from Asia to the America and Europe providing convenience to customers in over 130 countries.


SP Apparels Seeks to Expand The Crocodile Brand via Rs 240 Crore IPO
bloombergquint.com 26 Jul, 2016
Crocodile’s parent company, SP Apparels, is looking to raise up to Rs. 240 crore through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). The price band has been fixed at Rs. 258-268 per share. The IPO consists of raising Rs. 215 crore via fresh issue of equity shares and offer for sale of up to 900,000 equity shares amounting to nearly Rs. 24 crore by private equity investor, New York Life Investment Management India Fund. The issue opens on 2nd August, 2016 and closes on 4th August, 2016.


Sonnedix finalises 86-MW solar plant in S Africa
renewables.seenews.com 26 Jul, 2016
Sonnedix has completed the 86 MW Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska solar PV project in Northern Cape province, South Africa. The solar park comprises 275,000 PV modules, which together are capable of generating enough power to cover the annual consumption of some 40,000 local homes.


Anambra govt signs $47.25m MoU for 40MW embedded power plant
naija247news.com 26 Jul, 2016
Anambra State Government has signed an MOU with Zolts Energy, for the construction of a 40-MW embedded power generating plant in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state. The MoU with a total investment worth $47.25 million will see the company generate and sell electricity to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC. While the investor will put down $45 million as its equity contribution, the State Government on its part will add $2.2 million in addition to a grant for to the Special Purpose Vehicle, SPV, Certificate of Occupancy for the three hectares of land to be used for the project.


Pakistan-based UAF installs 100kW biomass gasification plant
bioenergy-news.com 26 Jul, 2016
University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has installed a 100kW-biomass gasification power plant at its site to promote green energy. The power plant has been launched in co-operation with the Punjab Bio Energy Institute, Postgraduate Research Station, and link up with bioenergy specialists in China, as part of an initiative with the Punjab government.


Ansaldo Energia awarded contracts in Indonesia worth 80 million euros
powermag.com 26 Jul, 2016
Ansaldo Energia has received Notices to Proceed on two contracts signed late in 2015 worth a total of about 80 million euros. The first covers the supply of two AE94.2 gas turbines and two air-cooled generators with the relative auxiliary systems for the 500 MW Grati-Pasuran combined cycle plant in eastern Java. The Customer is Lotte E&C, a member of the consortium that won the international call for tenders issued by the company PT PLN. The second covers the total refurbishment of a 30 MW geothermal plant located in Kamojang in western Java. Ansaldo Energia is acting as EPC and supplying the geothermal steam turbine and relative air-cooled generator. The customer is PT PLN company Indonesia Power.


Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind project in Australia
powermag.com 26 Jul, 2016
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 MW and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the 100 MW Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens has signed a contract in August 2015. The customer for both wind power plants is Neoen Australia. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin in December 2016, with the start of operations expected by June 2017. Siemens will then be responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines within the framework of a long-term service agreement.


KDSG to spend N1.4bn on water rehabilitation
thenationonlineng.net 26 Jul, 2016
Kaduna State Government will spend over N1.4 billion to rehabilitate seven water treatment plants cross the state, to boost water supply. The project would be conducted in phases, with the first phase involving the plants located in Saminaka, Kafanchan, Manchok and Kagoro. The second phase will be followed by the three plants within Kaduna metropolis. These include the Malali old treatment plant, the Kaduna South plant which has 27 million litres daily capacity and the plant in Kaduna North, also situated at Malali with 150 million litre per day capacity.


E.ON to build 10 MW storage facility for Arizona utility
utilitydive.com 26 Jul, 2016
E.ON Climate & Renewables North America has signed an agreement with Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to provide frequency response and voltage control from a grid-scale, 10 MW storage facility with a 2 MW solar array. E.ON is working with Greensmith Energy to design and integrate the Iron Horse Battery Energy Storage Project that is slated to be located adjacent to the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park southeast of Tucson. The project will provide TEP with ancilary services over the 10 year life of the contract. The project is slated to go online in the first half of 2017.


SALWACO pre-commissioned water facility in kenema
awoko.org 26 Jul, 2016
The Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) in collaboration with the Kenema City Council (KCC) on 22nd July 2016 pre-commissioned a 13.4 million dollar water project designed for Kenema city and its environs. Out of the 170 kilometers pipe network designed by the project for Kenema only 52 kilometers have been done and the project is set for final commissioning in September to October 2016.


Oelheld Breaks Ground on New Facility
mmsonline.com 26 Jul, 2016
Oelheld has recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility in West Dundee, Illinois. The 24,000-square-foot facility will house increased production capacity and storage, a new research and development laboratory, and a state-of-the-art tanker unloading station. The facility is expected to open December 2016.


Saxlund selected for Hertfordshire gasification plant
letsrecycle.com 26 Jul, 2016
Development of a 96,000 TPA capacity waste gasification plant in Hertfordshire is underway. The £60 million plant is capable of producing 10 MW of power for the National Grid and it is a joint venture between Bouygues Energies & Services and specialised investment fund AssetGen Partners. Construction of the facility has also been part-financed by the Green Investment Bank and its partner Foresight Group, which injected £30 million into the project in March 2015 shortly after it received planning permission. Bouygues will design, construct and operate the facility for a period of 10 years. The facility is due to begin operations in early 2017 and will source feedstock from ‘local’ commercial and industrial waste businesses.


Dakota Access pipeline gets federal permit approvals in Iowa
seattletimes.com 26 Jul, 2016
The Texas company planning a crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa received the final federal permit approvals on 26th July, 2016. The company, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, plans construction of a $3.8 billion, 1,168-mile project that’s already begun in Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota. Some preliminary work has also begun in Iowa but the final permits are needed for workers to complete large stretches of pipeline, including sections that cross major rivers.


Fuyao Glass to expand new plant again
mydaytondailynews.com 26 Jul, 2016
Fuyao Glass America, a glass manufacturer is expanding its plant by 241,000 square feet to add space for logistics and warehouse operations. The company has signed a 15-year agreement to lease the new space in a part of its plant owned by Industrial Realty Group. The expansion will take place over three phases. The company expects to be in the space in 90 days.


Phoenix Solar secures EPC contract for 19.6 MW Texan solar plant
py-magazine.com 26 Jul, 2016
Phoenix Solar has been chosen by renewable energy company Apex to Engineers, Procure and Construction (EPC) a 19.6 MW solar plant in Texas, U.S. The facility, once complete, will provide clean solar energy for the nearby U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood in Killeen, and will be hooked up alongside the Cotton Plains wind plant in Floyd County, which is also being developed by Apex and will deliver low-cost clean energy to the Army base.


US compounder opening second plant in China
plasticsnews.com 26 Jul, 2016
Star Plastics Inc. has expanded its custom compounding capacity in China by opening a 67,300-square foot second production plant in Shandong. The facility includes a full-service laboratory and a 68-millimeter Nanjing Yongteng brand twin-screw extruder, with room for nine more extruders when future demand warrants expansion.


ABB secures transformer orders to extend power transmission grid in Poland
energyinfrastructure.cleantechnology-business-review.com 26 Jul, 2016
ABB has secured transformer orders worth about $40m to extend and enhance the power transmission grid in Poland. The contracts with Polskie Sieci Elektronergetyczne will see ABB design, deliver, install and commission three sets of transformers. It includes five 450-Megavolt Ampere (MVA) units; two 500 MVA units; and 10 units rated 275 MVA. ABB will produce the units at its transformer manufacturing center in Lodz, Poland.


Amec Foster Wheeler bags contract for refinery
upgrade in Indonesia

business-standard.com 25 Jul, 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler has received an engineering and project management services contract from PT Pertamina (Persero) and Saudi Aramco for the upgrade and expansion of the 348,000 barrels per day Cilacap Refinery in Central Java. Over the next nine months, Amec Foster Wheeler will conduct the basic engineering design study, develop the scope for the proposed project and finalise the process configuration and licensors’ packages.


LG Chem to invest 400 bil. won in elastic polymers production
koreatimes.co.kr 25 Jul, 2016
LG Chem will invest a total of 400 billion won to increase the production capacity of elastic polymers. The bulk of the investment will be spent on building more manufacturing facilities in Daesan, South Chungcheong Province. The new production lines will have a capacity of some 200,000 tons of elastomers each year. The company currently produces some 90,000 tons of elastomers annually. Once the expansion gets completed in 2018, it will allow the firm to manufacture more than 290,000 tons of elastomers annually.


S. Korea wins rare $920 mn contract to run nuclear reactors in UAE
pulsenews.co.kr 25 Jul, 2016
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) has signed a $920 million deal with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to operate four nuclear reactors currently under construction by the KHNP in Barakah in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Based on the agreement signed on 20th July, 2016 KHNP will dispatch a total of 3,000 employees to the Middle East country until 2030-about 210 every year-starting May, next year and it will also be responsible for the operations of four advanced power reactor (APR)-1400 nuclear reactors.


Rampf to set up facility for polyurethane and epoxy products in Germany
business-standard.com 25 Jul, 2016
Rampf Tooling Solutions, developer and manufacturer of board and liquid materials for modelling and mould engineering, will set up a new facility at the Grafenberg (Germany) site for producing styling, modelling, and working boards made from polyurethane and epoxy. The company will invest around Euro 11 million in the two-story production facility that will provide an additional 4,000 square meters of space. The new facility is set to be ready for use in mid-2017.


German KGAL acquires 12.3-MW wind park in France
renewables.seenews.com 25 Jul, 2016
KGAL GmbH & Co KG has purchased the 12.3 MW Clamecy wind farm in France, expanding its total wind power portfolio to about 627 MW. The company took over the wind power plant from Wiesbaden-based ABO Invest AG and Abo Wind AG. The wind farm comprises six units of Senvion’s MM92 machines. Spread across the municipalities of Oisy and Clamecy in Burgundy, they have been operational since December 2013.


UChicago Starts Work on Research Facility Expansion
cpexecutive.com 25 Jul, 2016
The University of Chicago has broken ground on a 63,500-square-foot, Perkins Eastman-designed two-story addition to its Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research on Ellis Avenue in South Side Chicago. The new space will house both the university’s theoretical and experimental research groups, as well as the department of physics, including the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2017.


Hawaiian Electric to build 20-MW PV park at Oahu navy base
renewables.seenews.com 25 Jul, 2016
Hawaiian Electric Co. plans to construct a 20 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) plant at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam under a partnership with the US Department of the Navy. As part of an agreement signed on 21st July 2016, the Hawaiian Electric Co. will build, own and operate the solar facility. The joint base will provide the land needed for the scheme in exchange for in-kind consideration in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades to Navy-owned facilities. The project is yet to obtain an approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.


Gerdau Metaldom opens Dominican Republic steel plant
bnamericas.com 25 Jul, 2016
Gerdau’s subsidiary in the Dominican Republic, Gerdau Metaldom, opened a new plant to produce cut and bend wire rod steel for the construction sector. The 120mn-peso facility is the third plant in the Gerdau Metaldom metallurgical complex in capital city Santo Domingo. The new cut and bend unit has the capacity to supply exports markets in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as domestic needs.


Australia’s first hybrid wind-solar farm to be built near Canberra
theguardian.com 25 Jul, 2016
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) will be providing a $9.9m grant for the Australia’s first large-scale hybrid wind and solar farm is set to be built near Canberra. The money will go towards the $26m cost of building a 10 MW solar photovoltaic plant alongside the existing Gullen Range windfarm. The project is expected to be completed in July 2017. It will be built and owned by two Chinese companies, Goldwind and Beijing and Jingneng Clean Energy-which own and operate the existing wind farm.


CSX to build intermodal terminal in North Carolina, serve inland port in Georgia
progressiverailroading.com 25 Jul, 2016
CSX plans build the Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal terminal in Rocky Mount. Initially, the CCX is expected to process more than 260,000 containers per year. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will contribute $100 million for track improvements and terminal infrastructure through the state’s new transportation funding formula. The CCX is expected to open in 2020, with related track improvements projected to take two years to complete after all necessary environmental permits are obtained.


State approves $225 million for pipeline projects in north Harris County
communityimpact.com 25 Jul, 2016
The Texas Water Development Board approved $225 million in multi-year loans for the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA). The funding comes from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas program (SWIFT), which has been passed by voters in 2013 to fund water projects statewide. The most recent round of financial assistance totals $759 million and targets 15 projects, all of which are recommended in the 2017 State Water Plan.


AG&P boss proposes virtual LNG pipeline for Philippines
lngworldshipping.com 25 Jul, 2016
AG&P boss, a Philippines-based infrastructure firm is developing a virtual LNG pipeline as a small-scale solution to make gas available for power generation in remote communities across an archipelago state. The company sees opportunity to make LNG a major energy source in new markets in Asia, and particularly in the Philippines, which has a large number of so-called stranded communities.


Tunnock’s plan to expand Lanarkshire factory as sales grow
scottishconstructionnow.com 25 Jul, 2016
Tunnock, manufacturer of biscuits has unveiled proposals for a multi-million pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory. The new three-storey extension will house production equipment and help boost the numbers of their famous treats. Plans have been submitted to South Lanarkshire Council revealing details of the 1,900 sq. mtrs extension with councillors due to make a decision in due course.


Highland Spring Group launch £16m factory expansion
dailyrecord.co.uk 25 Jul, 2016
Highland Spring Group has broken ground on a new £16 million factory expansion. The expansion will increase production at its Blackford site by 50 per cent. The site already bottles around 500 million litres of water a year, producing for a number of brands including Highland Spring, Speyside Glenlivet, Hydr8 and a range of private label flavoured and unflavoured waters for some of the UK’s major supermarkets and food service retailers.


Finnish food group expanding fish feed production
undercurrentnews.com 25 Jul, 2016
Raisio, a Finnish food and agribusiness group will make an investment of nearly €4 million to expand its fish feed factory. Construction of the new production line will begin in the summer 2016 and it will be completed in the spring 2017.


Saltek to expand bakery equipment factory
businessnews.com.lb 25 Jul, 2016
Saltek, a bakery equipment manufacturer, will expand its factory in the industrial city of Mazraat Yachouh. Investment, which is expected to double the production output, is estimated at $5 million. The total built-up area of the factory is 4,000 square meters. The expansion will start operating in June 2018. The company already has 2,500 bakery production lines in the market and exports around 90 percent of the production to more than 90 countries.


Chinese contractor to invest €1.2 billion in Sheffield
khl.com 25 Jul, 2016
Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has agreed a 60-year €1.2 billion investment deal with Sheffield City Council to improve the UK city. The first few projects will involve work to get more visitors to the city centre, with more hotels, leisure and residential properties built. The first tranche of funding will be worth in the region of £220 million and will fund four or five Sheffield city centre projects over the next three years. The exact projects are yet to be determined.


Wilo to build facility in Jafzas
tradearabia.com 24 Jul, 2016
Wilo, a pump manufacturer has announced an investment to build a local facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai. The investment plan consists of constructing offices, a ‘Wilo Academy’ training centre, warehouses and local assembly plant over an 8,000 sq. mtrs plot of land, to be used by Wilo Middle East FZE, the Middle East regional subsidiary of the Wilo Group.


Lafarge signs N11b power project contract to build plant in Ashaka
thenationonlineng.net 24 Jul, 2016
Lafarge Africa Plc has signed an N11 billion contract with Chinese contractor, Rughn Power Corp, to build a 16 MW lignite-fire captive power plant at its Ashaka plant in Gombe State. The power plant will supply consistent energy to boost the plant in order to increase the firm’s production capacity to 1 million metric tonnes annually.


Primetals Tech upgrades steel plant in Thailand
telegram.com 24 Jul, 2016
Primetals, a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens, helped Kobelco Millcon Steel Co. to modernize its wire rod mill in Rayong, Thailand, with upgrades to expand local supply of special steel products; speed increases with new mill stand gear drives, water box, pinch roll/laying head upgrades; and will install a Morgan Reducing Sizing Mill supplied with quick change feature to produce thermomechanically rolled products and improve tolerances, mechanical properties and coil packages. When completed in May 2017, the mill will supply steel rods for automotive parts.


Co-op plans to open new £1.2m store
scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk 24 Jul, 2016
RETAIL group has revealed a million-pound plan to open a new store in a North Lincolnshire village. The group is seeking planning permission for a new £1.2m Scawby food store. The application has been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council. The 3,000 sq. ft food store, with 25 car parking spaces, will include an in-store bakery, a food-to-go range and chilled beers and wines as well as a wide range of groceries.


Hill wins $13m hospital contracts in Kuwait
constructionweekonline.com 24 Jul, 2016
Hill International has received a letter of award from Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) to oversee the construction of two new hospitals in Kuwait. The three-year contract has an estimated value of approximately $13.1m. These projects involve the construction of two 300-bed secondary care hospitals, staff accommodation buildings and parking facilities. The hospitals will be located in Al Ahmadi and Al Jahra.


Ecomet Invest to open 32-mln-euro battery recycling plant in Russia
Ecomet Invest to open 32-mln-euro battery recycling plant in Russia
Ecomet Invest AS is set to open a 32-million-euro, battery recycling plant in the Russian town of Slantsy near the Estonian-Russian border at the beginning of August 2016. Currently the plant is operating at around 50 per cent of its total capacity.


Alliance Corporation constructs new Sumitomo facility
glasgowdailytimes.com 23 Jul, 2016
Alliance Corporation has been chosen as the design/builder with the Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority and Sumitomo Electric Wirings Systems for the design and construction of a 65,000 square foot speculative building in the Henderson Industrial Park in Franklin. The speculative building is constructed in partnership with the Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority. Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems will utilize the building for a new production facility.


Jollibee to spend P10.4B for store, network expansion
business.inquirer.net 23 Jul, 2016
Jollibee Foods Corp. has set aside P10.4 billion for capital outlay this year, more than double the level last year, as it embarks on further store expansion and network infrastructure improvement. Outside the Philippines, the group expects to open 80 to 100 new stores this year and it will also open three new commissary facilities to support its restaurant chain as well as expand its existing commissary in Canlubang, Laguna. The group also intends to improve its logistics capability by building new warehouses and distribution centers.


Goldman Sachs to invest $184 mn in Brazil storage company
thebricspost.com 23 Jul, 2016
Goldman Sachs Group will invest $184 million in Brazilian storage company Metrofit over the next 6 years. Metrofit plans to build up to 10 storage sites a year in different state capitals. Metrofit owns two self-storage sites in the Sao Paulo metropolitan region and is building two others and it may use part of the cash injection to fund acquisitions.


Hospitality Group SFC plans 25 new outlets in UAE
emirates247.com 23 Jul, 2016
SFC Group will add 25 new restaurants to its existing chain of 26 restaurants within the next four years. This year the company will open four restaurants across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. The group will invest Dh60 million to expand its Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in the UAE.


Ministry plans to invest $360 million to develop seven IT parks
english.vietnamnet.vn 23 Jul, 2016
The Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam has proposed to invest $363 million into a target program on information technology in 2016-2020. The objective of this program is to promote the application and development of information technology in three areas: development of the IT industry, promoting IT application, and information security development.


East Kentucky Power Cooperative applies to build solar farm
fox19.com 23 Jul, 2016
The East Kentucky Power Cooperative is applying to build a 60-acre, 8.5 MW solar facility in Clark County. The utility has filed its application with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to install 32,000 photovoltaic panels on the site. The project could be completed by the end of next year if gains approval by the PSC. Funding for the $18 million project will be obtained from New Clean Energy Renewable Energy Bonds with federal incentives to offset interest.


TAG Expects Truck Facility to be Operational by Mid-2017
memphisdailynews.com 23 Jul, 2016
TAG Truck Center is moving forward with a $28 million trucking facility at the former site of the Mall of Memphis. Fitzgerald and Associates serves as the Architect. Contractor Linkous Construction Co. recently filed two building permits for TAG’s new headquarters. The first permit is valued at $16.7 million for a distribution and training center at 4430 American Way and the other permit is valued at $6.8 million for construction of a parts and service center at 4450 American Way. The parts and service center will be 157,000 square feet and will house trucks and parts for both sales and storage. The smaller distribution and training center will be 25,795 square feet. The building will house a call center as well as the TAG Technical Institute where truck technicians will be certified. The facility could be up and running by July 2017.


La Farm Bakery plans to expand to downtown Cary
newsobserver.com 22 Jul, 2016
La Farm Bakery plans to open a new production bakery at 220 West Chatham Street, known as the Sorrell building, by late fall or early winter. The site also will include about 5,600 square feet of leasable space for future food and beverage retailers, chefs and restaurateurs.


Constitution seeks 24-month extension to build Pennsylvania – New York pipeline project

reuters.com 22 Jul, 2016
Constitution Pipeline Co LLC, on 22nd July, 2016, made an appeal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for an extension of time to construct its 124-mile, 30-inch diameter interstate pipeline from Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to Schoharie County, New York. Constitution has requested that FERC’s Director of the Office of Energy Projects grant an extension of 24 months, until 2nd December, 2018.


Area hospitals get $3 million to expand emergency mental health care
guelphtoday.com 22 Jul, 2016
Four hospitals in Wellington County are getting $3 million to improve and expand their emergency mental health services. Of the total cost $3 million, $2.4 million, goes to Guelph General Hospital, Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus gets $326,000 and hospitals in Palmerston and Mount Forest will share $326,000.


Enirgi Group and Lithium S to explore, develop in Argentina
miningweekly.com 22 Jul, 2016
Enirgi Group Corporation and lithium exploration company Lithium S Corporation have entered into an MoU that details a strategic collaboration to explore and develop lithium projects in northern Argentina. Enirgi Group will take an equity stake in Lithium S, and Lithium S will enter into a management services agreement with Enirgi Group for the provision of certain management and operational support. Lithium S also signed a technical support agreement to support the exploration of the properties and to study the feasibility of future lithium operations on the properties using Enirgi Group’s proprietary Direct Extraction Process (DEP) Technology


Audi Hawthorne dealership breaks ground on former Saw Mill multiplex
westfaironline.com 22 Jul, 2016
Audi has groundbroken on a new dealership at the former All Westchester Saw Mill Multiplex Cinemas in Hawthorne on 21st July, 2016. The new 71,000-square-foot, two-story facility comes from Audi Hawthorne, which comes from a group that also operates an Audi dealership in Danbury. New Jersey-based REDCOM Design & Construction LLC is handling the site work and construction. The new facility will feature a showroom and full-service car wash.


HHS awards $36 million to improve health center IT
fiercehealthcare.com 22 Jul, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $36 million to increase information sharing through 50 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs). The awards are expected to aid more than 1,020 health centers in 41 states and Puerto Rico. These health centers provide preventive and primary health care to patients, regardless of their ability to pay.


Voltalia picks Gamesa for 27 MW project in Brazil
renewables.seenews.com 22 Jul, 2016
Voltalia SA has chosen Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa to supply 13 of its turbines at a wind farm project in Brazil. The contract has already been signed and Gamesa will deliver, install and commission 13 wind turbines of 2.1 MW each at the 27 MW Vila Acre project. Vila Acre is located in the 1.2 GW Serra Branca cluster which also includes the operating wind farms of Areia Branca (90 MW) and Vamcruz (93 MW) as well as the 99 MW Vila Para project which is also under construction. The construction works at Vila Acre are scheduled to start in October 2016 while commissioning is slated for the third quarter of 2017, over an year earlier than the start date of its long-term power purchase contract.


DENSO Breaks Ground On New On-Site Consolidated Warehouse In Maryville, Tennessee

aftermarketnews.com 22 Jul, 2016
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. has broken ground on a 186,528-square-foot consolidated warehouse, located on its Maryville, Tennessee campus on 21st July, 2016. The project is a key portion of $400 million investment, that the company had announced to expand manufacturing lines last year. The warehouse is due to be complete by October 2017.


China Proposing to Invest USD 100 M in Car Wheel Plant in Ruse
novinite.com 22 Jul, 2016
CITIC Group has proposed to invest USD 100 M in a plant for the production of aluminium car wheels in the City of Ruse, Bulgaria. The proposed plant will create 300 jobs and comply with all environmental standards of the European Union.


SteelAsia to invest $600M in doubling rebar capacity
manilatimes.net 22 Jul, 2016
SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation will spend $600 million in four steel mills to double its current rebar production capacity and produce new steel products. These four mills include two rebar manufacturing facilities: a $150-million facility in Plaridel, Bulacan and a $100-million facility in Compostela, Cebu, another $150-million facility in Candelaria, Quezon for wire rod manufacture, and a $200-million mill in Cagayan de Oro for the production of steel section materials and plates. The Candelaria facility is expected to produce 600,000 tons of wire rods annually after its completion by 2019. The Cagayan de Oro facility will produce 600,000 tons of steel sections and 300,000 tons of plates in the next three to four years.


Jazeera to build new terminal at Kuwait airport
tradearabia.com 22 Jul, 2016
Kuwaiti government has allocated land to Jazeera Airways for the construction of a dedicated passenger terminal and car park buildings at Kuwait International Airport. The total investment in the project is likely to top KD14 million, and the work is due to be completed in 15 months, including the permits acquisitions phase.


BMW plans electric car battery factory in Thailand
moneycontrol.com 22 Jul, 2016
BMW Group is considering building a new plug-in hybrid vehicle battery factory in Thailand at an investment of 2 billion baht. Construction is likely to start in the middle of next year.


Royal HaskoningDHV wins Saudi logistics park contract
tradearabia.com 22 Jul, 2016
Royal HaskoningDHV, an international project management consultancy, has been appointed by the Saudi Trade and Export Development Company (Tusdeer) to provide masterplanning and consulting engineering services to develop the 634,000 sq. mtrs Tusdeer Khumra Logistics Park (TKLP) in the Al Khumra district in south Jeddah. The TKLP’s site plan includes a logistics hub, warehouses constructed to international standards equipped with the capacity for dry and cold storage, container storage and handling and accommodation for workers.


GE-led consortium wins $117m power plant contract
thedailystar.net 22 Jul, 2016 2016
Bangladesh Power Development Board has awarded a $117 million order to a consortium led by General Electric for repowering of the Unit 3 of Ghorashal power plant. The project calls for repowering the existing steam turbine which is run by a gas-fired boiler by transforming it into a combined cycle power plant. The repowering will be achieved by installing a gas turbine and a heat recovery steam generator to generate an efficient 416.3 MW in combined cycle mode.


Itochu to invest in 217-MW wind-solar complex in Texas
renewables.seenews.com 22 Jul, 2016
Itochu Corp has entered into an agreement to invest in Apex Clean Energy’s 217 MW Cotton Plains wind-solar hybrid project in Texas, US. This week the company will invest in the project through a new subsidiary, to be created together with other investors, including Northleaf Capital Partners. The particular project includes a 201.6 MW wind park, consisting of 84 pieces of 2.4 MW turbines, and a 15.4 MW solar power station. The hybrid complex is currently under construction and is expected to start commercial operations during the first half of 2017.


HydraForce reveals £10 million factory at Advanced Manufacturing Hub
birminghamnewsroom.com 22 Jul, 2016
HydraForce has officially inaugurated an 120,000 sq ft, advanced manufacturing hub at Aston Hall Road, Birmingham on 22nd July, 2016. The new facility adds an additional 75,000 sq. ft of manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to boost production of its electrohydraulic cartridge valves and other products for the European market. The three-story building has production and testing areas on the ground floor, engineering and sales offices, and training areas on the first and second floors.


Top South Korean steel company keen to invest $500m in Georgia
aganda.ge 22 Jul, 2016
POSCO’s representatives showed interest in investing $500 million in building the ultra-modern metallurgical plant in Georgia. In a bid to obtain information on the possibilities of carrying out this investment project the POSCO high officials arrived in Georgia.


Sumitomo Chemical to build new production facility in Chiba
chemicals-technology.com 22 Jul, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical is planning to build a new manufacturing facility at Chiba Works in Ichihara City for producing Poly Ether Sulfone (PES). The new facility will have the capacity to produce approximately 3,000t of PES per annum. With commercial-scale production scheduled to start from 2018, the company’s combined total PES capacity is expected to increase twofold.


Recipharm Expands Blow-Fill-Seal Capacity at France Facility
pharmtech.com 22 Jul, 2016
Recipharm will invest €18 million to expand Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) capacity at its site in Kaysersberg, France. The investment will include the introduction of a BFS high-speed filling and packaging line. The company will also prepare to add three additional filling lines to the facility in upcoming years, increasing the company’s BFS capacity by 50%.


$2.3 million expansion at Napoleon Products facility in Crittenden to add 30 jobs in Grant County
nkytribune.com 22 Jul, 2016
Wolf Steel, manufacturer of high-end grills, stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and HVAC units and accessories under the Napoleon brand, is opening its 30-job, $2.3 million-plus expansion in Crittenden. The new 80,583-square-foot warehouse adjoins Wolf Steel’s current facility on Miller Drive in Crittenden and frees up space for additional manufacturing and logistics.


India, Mexico approve 14 joint projects in science & tech
telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com 22 Jul, 2016

India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) have approved 14 joint projects in four focus areas of cooperation water, seismology, solar energy and biotechnology. This was decided at a meeting between the two sides in Mexico City on 18-19th July, 2016 for the 6th meeting of the Indo-Mexican Committee on Science and Technology.


Sempra US Gas & Power buys 100-MW wind project in Michigan
renewables.seenews.com 22 Jul, 2016
Sempra US Gas & Power LLC has acquired the 100 MW Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan from developer Geronimo Energy LLC. The project will enter the construction phase this autumn. The output will be sold under a 15-year contract to the utility Consumers Energy, part of CMS Energy. Once the plant is completed by the end of next year, the new owner and its affiliates and joint venture partners will own wind farms in eight US states with a combined capacity of over 1.3 GW.


Technip wins contract for SCT&E LNG’s $6.9bn export terminal in US
hydrocarbons-technology.com 22 Jul, 2016
Technip has secured a contract for SCT&E LNG’s proposed $6.9bn Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal on Monkey Island in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US. Under the agreement, Technip will provide engineering services that are needed to develop the project including the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and support the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process. The project has total liquefaction capacity of 12 MTPA, which will be achieved through three identical 4 MTPA natural gas liquefaction trains, along with utilities, storage, and marine facilities. The contract will be executed by Technip’s operating centre in Houston, Texas, US.


Hydrogenics wins hybrid hydrogen power contract in northeast Thailand
cantechletter.com 22 Jul, 2016
Hydrogenics Corporation has been awarded a contract on the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT)’s Lam Takhong Wind Hydrogen Hybrid Project, along with Phraram 2 Civil Engineering Co., which will provide the services required to implement technology supplied by Hydrogenics. Hydrogenics’ portion of the project is projected to be worth approximately €4.3 million. The project capitalizes on Hydrogenics’ specialization as a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen (H2) generation machinery, and contributes to Southeast Asia’s first megawatt-scale renewable H2-based energy storage project.


Apple to open first Apple Store in Taiwan
moneycontrol.com 22 Jul, 2016
Apple Inc is planning to open its first Apple Store in Taiwan, a move that comes after the company has raised USD 1.38 billion in a bond offering last month on the island that is home to many companies in its supply chain.


MOL Signs Deal on Long-Term Charter Contract for Uruguay LNG FSRU Project
ajot.com 22 Jul, 2016
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines on 22nd July, 2016 announced that Lakler S.A., 100% subsidiary of MOL, has officially agreed to conclude a long-term charter contract with Gas Sayago of Uruguay for a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) project, led by Gas Sayago. The contract will take effect upon governmental approval which is expected to be granted by the end of 2016. The FSRU will be equipped with the largest LNG storage tank (263,000m3) and supply gas to Uruguay and its neighboring countries. It is currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., in South Korea. After completion, it will enter 20 years charter starting in the first half of 2018.


Dominion seeks to build VA gas pipeline across preserved lands
bayjournal.com 22 Jul, 2016
Dominion is seeking federal approval to build a 600-mile pipeline to supply gas to utilities in Virginia and North Carolina. The pipeline route has not been finalized. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will formally begin regulatory review of the pipeline only after the route is settled. The line will carry gas extracted from shale formations in Ohio and West Virginia to customers in Virginia and North Carolina.


Ethiopia, Djibouti, China to launch $4B natural gas project
geeskaafrika.com 22 Jul, 2016
The physical work on a massive $4 billion cooperative natural gas project between Ethiopia, Djibouti, and China will soon be launched. The project is made up of a natural gas pipeline, a liquefaction plant, and an export terminal at Damerjog, Djibouti. The project, which includes a 700-kilometer pipeline capable of transporting up to 12 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year, will enable Ethiopia to export 10 million cubic meters of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to China annually. Chinese firm POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings will finance the project, which is set to take three years to complete.


Eurus Energy marks completion of 4-MW PV plant in Fukushima
renewables.seenews.com 22 Jul, 2016
Eurus Energy Holdings Corp has completed a 4-MW solar park in the prefecture of Fukushima. The photovoltaic plant, which consists of 19,000 panels, started commercial operations on 15th July, 2016. The solar park’s output is expected to meet the annual power demand of about 1,300 local households and to offset around 2,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.


Action Hotels’ proposed new Dubai hotel set for a flying start
proactiveinvestors.co.uk 22 Jul, 2016
Action Hotels PLC is to develop a new mid-market hotel in Dubai Healthcare City. The hotel shall open for business in the first quarter of 2018.


Evonik opens precipitated silica plant in Brazil
business-standard.com 21 Jul, 2016
Evonik Industries has operationalised its plant manufacturing precipitated silica in Americana (Sao Paulo, Brazil). In addition, by building this new silica production plant, the company is also catering to the needs of the growing regional business in attractive specialty segments in South America’s food, animal feed, and agricultural industries.


Sika to expand construction chemical facility in Austria
business-standard.com 21 Jul, 2016
Sika will invest around CHF 2.2 million for the expansion of its production site in Bludenz, Austria. The company will add a warehouse and a manufacturing line for waterbars at the existing site. The company has been producing construction chemicals in Vorarlberg since 1939, and has been continuously expanding the site since then.


Merck to invest $ 115 mn for expansion of life science campus in Massachusetts
business-standard.com 21 Jul, 2016
Merck, the German science and technology company, plans to invest $115 million in a new campus in Burlington (Massachusetts, USA) that will serve as a major hub for its North American life science business. The 280,000-square-foot facility will serve as a premier global customer destination, housing both a customer service and call center and an M Lab Collaboration Center, a state-of-the-art, shared, exploratory environment where the company’s scientists and engineers work together with customers to help solve their toughest life science challenges.


Hyundai to open first standalone store for Genesis luxury brand in Seoul
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 21 Jul, 2016
Hyundai Motor plans to open its first dedicated store for its Genesis luxury car line at Starfield Hanam shopping mall near Seoul. The store will be be opened later this year by retailer Shinsegae Group near Seoul.


Vattenfall gives green light to £300m Aberdeen offshore wind farm
businessgreen.com 21 Jul, 2016
The Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm is on track to come online from early 2018, after Vattenfall confirmed it will invest more than £300m in the 92.4MW project. Onshore construction work on the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, which is also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), is scheduled to start later this year, with offshore construction due to start next year. The 11-turbine project is intended to test and demonstrate technologies and techniques capable of slashing the cost of offshore wind power.


Fabral continues to expand production capacity
constructionmagnet.com 21 Jul, 2016
Fabral is expanding its flat sheet and slit coil program in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. New slitting and blanking capacity will be added in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, beginning 1st September, 2016. The company is also planning to expand its manufacturing footprint and operational capacity over the coming months to enhance service, quality and product offering


Denso breaks ground on $400M expansion, begins hiring
knoxnews.com 21 Jul, 2016
Denso Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. has broken ground on 21st July, 2016 on a 186,528 square-foot warehouse, marking the first phase of a $400 million expansion, and has begun the hiring process for 500 new jobs. The new building will allow the company to consolidate various warehouse operations in the Maryville area so manufacturing space can be freed to produce head-up displays, instrument clusters, electronic controls and other automotive products.


Canfor opens two wood pellet plants in British Columbia
bioenergy-news.com 21 Jul, 2016
Canfor has opened two new wood pellet plants worth C$58 million in British Columbia, Canada. The two plants, located at Fort St. John and Chetwynd, are built at Canfor’s existing sawmills and have a combined annual production capacity of 175,000 tonnes of wood pellets. The Chetwynd plant began operations late last year, while the Fort St. John plant reached full operations earlier this year.


Bangladesh awards US$2.5bil coal-fired power project to Malaysia
thestar.com.my 21 Jul, 2016
Bangladesh has awarded a US$2.5bil project to build a 1,320-MW coal-fired power plant to Malaysia. If the parties decided to go ahead with the project after the completion of the feasibility study, they will form a Joint Venture (JV) company and conduct international tender to appoint the Engineering Procurement and Commission (EPC) contractor for the project. The project will be developed on a non-recourse financing basis and the JV company will sign a long-term power purchasing agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) as the sole off-taker of power from the project. The feasibility study is expected to take place within six to nine months, tender for EPC contract (three-six months), completion of project documentation to achieve financial close (nine-12 months) and construction will take four years.


Optimum Tracker to build Senegal’s biggest solar PV plant, 30 MW at Santhiou-Mekhé
solarserver.com 21 Jul, 2016
Optimum Tracker (Meyreuil, France) a company specialized in the design, production and installation of solar trackers for large PV power plants, will install its tracking systems for the biggest PV plant in Senegal: 30 MW at Santhiou-Mekhé, Thies area in Senegal, for Solairedirect, an ENGIE subsidiary. 92,000 PV modules and 11,250 piles will be installed in a semi-desert area.


Turkey’s Sagun opens €7 processing plant
undercurrentnews.com 21 Jul, 2016
Turkish seafood firm Group Sagun has started processing in a new €7 million plant in Urla, a coastal town in the province of Izmir, for bluefin tuna, seabass, seabream and trout at the start of July. The 6,000 square meter plant is capable of producing fillets, gutted fish, or value-added products and retail packs.


Ukraine. Svarog West group will construct soybean crushing plant
blackseagrain.net 21 Jul, 2016
Svarog West Group corporation will construct a new soybean crushing plant with raw material crushing capacity-100-110 MT/day. Apart from soybean oil and meal, the plant will apply advanced processing for production of high protein products using its own non-GM raw material. D. Engineering company will do the construction works. Plant’s launching date has not been announced yet.


Exxonmobil To Expand Specialty Elastomers Plant In Wales
chemengonline.com 21 Jul, 2016
ExxonMobil plans to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales. The project, expected to be completed in late 2017, will result in a 25-percent increase in its global capacity to manufacture Santoprene ThermoPlastic Vulcanizate (TPV), high-performance elastomers used for automotive, industrial and consumer applications.


Anhui Conch signs Ulyanovsk plant agreement
cemnet.com 21 Jul, 2016
Anhui Conch Cement is planning to build a greenfield cement plant with a capacity of 5000 TPD and an investment of US$500m in Ulyanovsk, Russia. The interim governor of the Ulyanovsk region indicated that the agreement became a sort of a quality mark of an investment climate of the region.


Trillium to build 29 CNG fueling stations in Pennsylvania
petrolplaza.com 21 Jul, 2016
Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) selected Trillium for a contract under which the company will design, build and maintain the CNG facilities. Seven of the 29 facilities will be open to the public with the option to add additional sites in the future. The agreement also includes CNG-related updates to existing transit maintenance and storage facilities. Construction on the first three facilities will begin later this year and are expected to open early next year.


Extell Plans A 13-Story Building At 501 Third Avenue
newyorkyimby.com 21 Jul, 2016
Extell Development plans for a 13-story, mixed-use development at 501 Third Avenue, at the corner of 34th Street on the border between Kips Bay and Murray Hill. The firm hopes to build 32 apartments and 5,600 square feet of retail, around the corner from the approach to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Those 32 apartments will be spread across 52,335 square feet of residential space, for an average unit of 1,635 square feet. Financial District-based DJ Associates Architect applied for the permits.


SRI building new Brazil plant to meet growing demand for truck tyres
tyrepress.com 21 Jul, 2016
Sumitomo Rubber Industries is investing 312 million real to add a truck and bus tyre manufacturing capability to its site in Fazenda Rio Grande, Paraná state. The investment will cover the cost of erecting a new 13,400 square metre premises adjacent to the existing passenger car and truck tyre manufacturing facility. The project is scheduled for completion by March 2019, with the intital capacity to roll out 500 tyres per day.


Construction of Oughterard Sewerage Plant to start next month
galwayindependent.com 21 Jul, 2016
The construction of the new Oughterard Sewerage Scheme Plant will start next month. The new plant is part of a €4.2 million investment in the Oughterard Sewerage Scheme by Irish Water which will increase the capacity of the treatment facility to serve the town and surrounding area.


UAE group to build oil recycling plant in Romania
constructionweekonline.com 21 Jul, 2016
Chemie-Tech, will invest $62 million in a plant that recycles the oil used in the automotive industry in Oltenita, Romania. The factory will have the capacity to recycle 73,000 tonnes of used oil annually. The group will take a loan of $16.5 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in order to finance part of the investment.


Port Authority to contribute $600M to next phase of LaGuardia project
Therealdeal.com 21 Jul, 2016
The second phase of LaGuardia Airport’s $8 billion redevelopment will get a $600 million boost from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The agency on 21st july, 2016 approved a contribution of up to $600 million to rebuild Delta’s Terminals C and D into a combined single facility that will connect to Terminal B. Port Authority also plans to ink a lease with Delta for the new terminals that will run through 2050.


First Honolulu metro phase 2 contract awarded
railwaygazette.com 21 Jul, 2016
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation on 19th July, 2016 has been awarded a contract for the next phase of the city’s light metro line to a joint venture of Shimmick Construction, Traylor Bros and Granite Construction. Worth $874•8m, the design-build contract covers 8•4 km of elevated alignment between Aloha Stadium and Middle Street, as well as the construction of four stations at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Honolulu International Airport, Lagoon Drive and Middle Street. The first phase of the metro, between Easet Kapolei in the west and Aloha Stadium, is due to open next year.


Serbia’s Energoprojekt bags 14.7 mln euro road rehabilitation contract in Uganda
seenews.com 21 Jul, 2016
Energoprojekt Holding on 21st July, 2016 has signed a 14.7 million euro contract with the municipal government of Uganda’s capital Kampala, for the reconstruction of 10 urban roads. Under the deal, the company’s subsidiary Energoprojekt Niskogradnja will rehabilitate roads with a total length of 15.5 km. The deadline for project delivery is 20 months.


Travelodge reveals plans for 64-room hotel in Newark
lincolnshireecho.co.uk 14 Jul, 2016
Energoprojekt Holding on 21st July, 2016 has signed a 14.7 million euro contract with the municipal government of Uganda’s capital Kampala, for the reconstruction of 10 urban roads. Under the deal, the company’s subsidiary Energoprojekt Niskogradnja will rehabilitate roads with a total length of 15.5 km. The deadline for project delivery is 20 months.


Michigan hospital adds 26 beds in $12.4M expansion
mlive.com 20 Jul, 2016
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is building a $12.4 million expansion that will add 26 beds and a new Contact Center to its in-patient hospital campus in Cutlerville. The 35,000-square-foot addition includes 26,600 for the new patient wing, 5,600 for a new Contact Center and main entrance, and 2,800 square feet of existing space renovation. The project will be completed in spring 2017. BWBR Architects in Saint Paul, Minnesota designed the wing. Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals is the construction manager.


Metro Self Storage to Build New Facility in Addison, IL
insideselfstorage.com 20 Jul, 2016
Metro Storage LLC has purchased a parcel of land at 1951 W. Lake St. in Addison, Illinois, on which it plans to build a new Metro Self Storage facility. The two-story building will comprise 77,525 rentable square feet of storage space in 745 climate-controlled units. Property features will include double-bay, covered loading/unloading areas, ground-level access at two entry points, state-of-the-art security components, and a large, modern retail office. The facility is scheduled to open in July 2017.


Raffles Medical plans to spend $1b to expand in Asia
straitstimes.com 20 Jul, 2016
Raffles Medical Group will spend S$1 billion over the next three years to set up hospitals and clinics in Asia. About S$600 million will be used to spur growth outside its Singapore base, particularly in China, where an ageing population and government reforms are expected to boost demand for medical care.


Carlson Rezidor opens US $300m Rwanda hotel
hoteliermiddleeast.com 20 Jul, 2016
Carlson Rezidor has opened the US $300 million, 292 rooms Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. The facility features two on-site restaurants, serving continental and Rwandan cuisine as well as the ‘Super Breakfast Buffet’; six food and beverage outlets, including The Lobby Bar & Lounge; 650 parking bays for guests; a fitness centre; an outdoor swimming pool; boutique retail shops; and a spa by Amani.


Mitchell Plastics to build $20.5 million facility in Sterling Heights
crainsdetroit.com 20 Jul, 2016
Mitchell Plastics, an automotive supplier will invest $20.5 million to build a facility in Sterling Heights. The company plans to build a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for the production of automotive interior parts at the former Sunnybrook Golf & Bowling Inc. site at 17 Mile and Van Dyke roads. The development is expected to include two new hotels


SNC-Lavalin wins $12.5M design contract for new Medicago facility in Quebec City

canadianmanufacturing.com 20 Jul, 2016

SNC-Lavalin Inc. has landed a $12.5 million contract to design a new facility for biopharmaceutical company Medicago. The 44,000 square-metre facility will be located within Quebec City’s Estimauville innovation park. Under the agreement, SNC will carry out preliminary and detailed engineering services, procurement of equipment critical to the process fabrication and the complete supply of automation integration services for the facility. Construction is expected to begin this fall.


Popeyes Chicken to open 4 more Dayton-area restaurants
daytondailynews.com 20 Jul, 2016
The quick-serve restaurant chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is gearing up to more than double its footprint in the Dayton area, starting with a new restaurant in Springboro. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through will seat about 46. If all goes well with permits and approvals, the new restaurant shall be under construction by September 2016 and shall be opened by early 2017.


Architectural Coatings Company Expanding In Northwest Georgia
businessfacilities.com 20 Jul, 2016
Top Gun Powder Coating & Architectural Coating, a provider of world class architectural finishes, will expand to create a total of 70 new jobs in Adairsville and Jasper, Georgia. The company will add 10 employees to its existing location in Jasper and create an additional 60 new jobs with the opening of a new facility in Adairsville to meet increased enterprise demands. The new facility is expected to be fully operational by August 2016.


Sterling & Wilson eyes 250 MW solar projects in Nigeria
business-standard.com 20 Jul, 2016
Sterling & Wilson is aiming to develop nearly 250 MW projects in the next 2-3 years. The company is eyeing projects, which are being developed by international solar project developers, who have recently signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading under the feed-in-tariff program by power ministry of Nigeria.


FirstGroup wins milestone US rail contract
ft.com 20 Jul, 2016
FirstGroup has won a contract to run a US passenger rail operation services on the outskirts of Dallas in Texas. The contract runs for nine years, with an option to extend for a further five. The contract has been awarded by the Denton County Transportation Authority.


Monadelphous Group wins Ichthys LNG contract
lngindustry.com 20 Jul, 2016
Monadelphous Group has won new contracts and additional works with a combined value of approximately AUS$140 million. Amongst these contracts, the company has won a contract to provide electrical and instrumentation works with JKC Australia for the product loading jetty at the Ichthys LNG project’s onshore LNG facilities. These facilities are located in Darwin, the Northern Territory, Australia.


Kineticor Announces 100 MW Peace River Power Project
edmontonjournal.com 20 Jul, 2016
Kineticor Resource Corp. has entered into long term agreements with multiple oil and gas producers to construct, own and operate the 100 MW Peace River power project. The project has an expected capital cost of over $100 million. Subject to regulatory and environmental approval, the company anticipates bringing the project into commercial operation in the second half of 2017.


Chinese CONCH builds $500 m cement plant in Russia
russianconstruction.com 20 Jul, 2016
CONCH intends to build a cement plant to produce 5,000 tons of cement per day in the Ulyanovsk region. Ulyanovsk Regional Development Corporation is investing $500 m in the construction of the facility.


Aramco signs deals for $13bn Fadhili gas project
tradearabia.com 20 Jul, 2016
Saudi Aramco signed four major engineering contracts related to its Fadhili gas processing project. The contracts include: Larsen & Tubro for Fadhili offshore facilities; Saudi KAD for Fadhili downstream; Saudi Electric Company and Engie for the Fadhili Combine Heat & Power (CHP); and Al Subeae & Sons Investment Holding Company for the Fadhili residential camp. The project will be developed at a total cost exceeding $13.3 billion and it is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.


MTN, UNDP construct ICT centre at Tolon
businessghana.com 20 Jul, 2016
MTN Ghana Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has constructed an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre at Tolon to serve as a training centre on basic ICT skills. The facility, stocked with 20 fully-connected computers amongst other ICT gadgets, is to help facilitate computer literacy education in the Tolon District.


Scarborough Group and CNEEC sign EPC agreement for heat and power plant project in Serbia
power-technology.com 20 Jul, 2016
Scarborough Group International has signed an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) agreement with the China National Electric Engineering (CNEEC) to develop a new €230m, 240 MW combined cycle natural gas-fuelled heat and power plant project in City of Loznica, Serbia under two phases. The Phase I is designed to provide 120 MW of power and will commence construction by the end of this year, expected to be in operation by the end of 2018. Nearly one year later, Phase II will be able to produce the remaining 120 MW of energy.


City gives final approval for new hotel in downtown area
pcgazette.com 20 Jul, 2016
Cobblestone Hotels has been given the final approval of its conditional-use request to build a four-story, 61-unit hotel in the downtown area of Stevens Point by the Stevens Point Common Council on 18th July, 2016.


Four Points opens third hotel in Virginia
incentivetravel.co.uk 20 Jul, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the brand’s third hotel in Virginia. Owned and managed by Surfside Resort Inc., the new hotel features 99 fully renovated and spacious guest rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean or the boardwalk and 5,800 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space.


$100m cassava plant coming to Kwara community
thenationonlineng.net 19 Jul, 2016
Two American investors, Ecotech-rab and Tranfeed Group along with their Nigerian partner, Satco Global Group will establish the cassava production and processing factories in Edidi, Irepodun Local Government Area in the next 18 months. The factories are expected to gulp a sum of $100 million.


DSME to Start Construction of 3 Trillion Won Oil Production Plant
businesskorea.co.kr 19 Jul, 2016
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) is expected to resume the construction of an oil production plant worth 3 trillion won. The final investment decision on the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan has been recently made by multinational oil companies including Chevron and ExxonMobil, it will kick off building the oil production plant, an order it obtained from Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO), the operator of the Tengiz oilfield. TCO is a consortium of oil majors including Chevron (50 percent shares) and ExxonMobil (25 percent).


Pochin’S To Build 90K Sq Ft Depot
insidermedia.com 19 Jul, 2016
Pochin, a construction and property specialist is set to build a 90,000 sq. ft depot for SP Energy Networks at its Midpoint 18 business park, Middlewich. The depot will include 17,500 sq. ft of warehousing and offices as well as yard facilities. Work on the project is set to begin this month.


ContiTech signs memorandum of understanding for new hose plant in Qingdao, China

automotiveworld.com 19 Jul, 2016
ContiTech has signed an MoU for a new automotive hoses plant in Sino-German Eco Park of Qingdao West Coast New Area, China. The company plans to invest more than €20 million for the first step, to be set up with an initial floor space of approximately 15,000 sq. mtrs. Depending on market development the company intends to further expand the new plant in a timeframe of five years and is expected to be completed by 2020.


NNPC to set up renewable energy plant in Benue
punchng.com 19 Jul, 2016
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation plans to set up a renewable energy plant in Benue, that will use agro products to generate energy. The project, costing about $300 million, will be financed through joint partnership with foreign partners. The corporation has already secured technical partners that are ready to support the project.


Cambrex Corporation Completes Expansion at Iowa Facility
pharmtech.com 19 Jul, 2016
Cambrex Corporation on 12th July, 2016 has announced the completion and validation of a $50-million production and warehousing expansion at its cGMP Charles City, Iowa site. The new 7500 sq-ft. multi-purpose manufacturing facility will initially add a total of 70 m3 of glass-lined and Hastelloy reactors ranging in size from 7m3 to 16m3, along with 6m2 Hastelloy agitated filter dryers to provide a flexible, multi-purpose configuration, and will be capable of handling potent APIs at an Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) of down to 1 μg/m3.


Europlasma gets EUR 12m for 10 MW biogas plant
renewables.seenews.com 19 Jul, 2016
Europlasma will receive EUR 12 million in funding to start work on a 10 MW biogas power plant in western France. France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has selected the CHO Tiper project of Europlasma in Thouars, Western France, to receive EUR 12 million repayable advance, reimbursable over 6 years after commissioning at a fixed IRR of 0.99%. CHO Tiper will use the group’s proprietary plasma torch technology to produce electricity from industrial and commercial waste and biomass.


Saudi to build new shipbuilding complex
constructionweekonline.com 19 Jul, 2016

Saudi Arabia plans to build a shipbuilding complex on its eastern coast to support its oil exports. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expects demand for its oil to rise to approximately 33 million barrels a day in 2017 – 142,000 a day more than in June.


Air Products to build new gas plant in China
mcall.com 19 Jul, 2016
Air Products will build a new plant and associated infrastructure at the Pukou Economic Development Zone in Nanjing, China to supply the high-purity gases to manufacturers of integrated circuits and other products.


Gas Co. proposes $5 million pipeline to Mexico
abqjournal.com 19 Jul, 2016
New Mexico Gas Co. plans to build the first natural gas pipeline in Mexico. The company will seek a federal permit to begin building the pipeline and expects construction to be completed by the end of the year. The $5 million project will involve extending the company’s existing pipeline in Santa Teresa about five miles to the Mexican border, as well as making it wider in order to increase capacity. The project will be funded at shareholder expense.


UK’s Bonar to invest €5.8m to expand Slovak geosynthetics plant
prw.com 19 Jul, 2016
Low & Bonar is set to expand production capacity at its geosynthetic products plant at Ivanka pri Nitre near Nitra in Slovakia. The company will invest €5.8m to construct a new 8,000 sq. mtrs production hall at the site. The company makes use of polypropylene, polyester, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyamide to manufacture woven and non-woven geosynthetics for use in the construction of roads, airfields, railways, ports and for erosion protection. The expansion project is scheduled to be completed by the opening months of 2018.


Large textile production zones proposed in Vietnam
ccfgroup.com 19 Jul, 2016
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed the development of large textile and garment Industrial Zones (IZs) to attract investment in dyeing, and fabric and yarn production. The 500 hectares to 1,000 hectares zones will attract local and foreign investment for high-end products.
The proposal also targets the development of transport infrastructure connecting the large industrial zones to ports and logistic centres and reduce transportation costs.


Malaysia and Singapore to build high-speed rail link by 2026
moneycontrol.com 19 Jul, 2016
Singapore and Malaysia are to build a high-speed rail link. The two countries signed an MoU for the link with a bilateral agreement to be finalised by the end of the year. The rail link will have six stations in addition to its terminals in Singapore and Bandar Malaysia, about 7 km from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Rail companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Europe have expressed interest in the project.


Sharp to jointly develop a 10 MW solar plant in Mongolia
pv-magazine.com 19 Jul, 2016
The 10 MW site, to be developed by Sharp, Shigemitsu Shoji, and Solar Power International LLC, will be the first large-scale solar plant and will be partially financed by the Japanese government. A 291,000 sq. mtrs piece of land will be used for the facility. Sharp will be supplying PV modules, mounting structures and inverters, while also providing system designing and engineering services. Shigemitsu Shoji, will take part in the development, and will provide operational and management services to the plant for the next 25 years. Solar Power International LLC, will also play a role.


Kerjaya Prospek wins RM214mil construction job for Malacca project
thestar.com.my 19 Jul, 2016
Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd (KPSB), a unit of Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd, has accepted a letter of award from Apple 99 Development Sdn Bhd to undertake work for The Apple and Courtyard by Marriott development project in Malacca for RM213.75mil. The contract is for the projec’s main building works involving, among others, a 16-storey hotel building with 284 rooms known as Courtyard by Marriott, a 32-storey service suite building with 361 units of service apartments, and an eight-storey podium of car parks. This is a joint-venture project between garment manufacturer-cum-property developer Yong Tai Bhd and Apple 99. The construction work, which will be undertaken by KPSB, is expected to start on 1st August, 2016 and is slated for completion on 31st October, 2018.


New hotel coming to Spartanburg
wyff4.com 19 Jul, 2016
Pinnacle Hospitality is planning to build the 116-room Hilton Garden Inn at WestGate Towncenter, scheduled be completed in September 2017. The six-story hotel will feature guest rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a full-service restaurant etc.


Deskera to invest S$50 million in cloud data centre in Singapore
straitstimes.com 19 Jul, 2016
Deskera, a cloud-based software provider will invest S$50 million over the next three years to build its own cloud data centre in Singapore. This cloud data centre will support Deskera’s cloud-based integrated business management software and provide business-focused Internet Service Provider (ISP) services.


Mountain Equipment Co-op to open 2 new Calgary stores amid economic slump

globalnews.ca 19 Jul, 2016
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) plans to open two new stores in Calgary over the next three years. The first of the new stores will be located in the Seton Urban District in south Calgary and will be 30,000 square feet in size, scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. The store will feature an assortment of products for activities like camping, climbing, hiking, cycling, running, fitness, yoga, paddlesports and snowsports. The second of Calgary’s new MEC locations will be located in West Calgary, within the Trinity Hills development being constructed adjacent to Canada Olympic Park. The store, which will be 27,000 square feet in size, is expected to open in 2019.


Bacon Processing Plant In Winnipeg Set To Expand
cknw.com 18 Jul, 2016
The federal and provincial government are investing $500,000 in an expansion project that will increase Bacon’s production at Maple Leaf Food, Winnipeg. The funds will go towards new processing and packaging equipment for the bacon production line


Siouxland Ethanol starts construction on $8.5 million expansion project

siouxlandmatters.com 18 Jul, 2016
Siouxland Ethanol has started the construction of its $8.5 million expansion project on 18th July, 2016 by adding two new fermenters. The expansion project is set to be completed by December.


Itochu joining wind power project in Texas
asia.nikkei.com 18 Jul, 2016
Itochu is taking part in a wind power project in the U.S. state of Texas, with the aim of bringing the plant operational around March. The project, which will also include a solar power farm, will likely cost over $300 million. Itochu unit Tyr Energy is working with such partners as a U.S. energy company and a Canadian investment fund to set up and operate the facility. Already under construction, the plant will have the capacity to generate around 220,000 kW of power, enough to supply about 76,000 households. Output is to be sold to U.S. power companies.


DSI bags $61.5m water network contract in Iraq
constructionweekonline.com 18 Jul, 2016

Drake & Scull International (DSI) has been awarded a $61.5m Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a water injection network installation project at the Zubair oil field in Basra, Iraq. The contract has been awarded by ENI Iraq B.V. (EIBV), a subsidiary of the Italian oil and gas multinational firm ENI S.p.A. Under the terms of the agreement, Drake and Scull Oil & Gas (DSOG) will oversee the EPC of a gas supply pipeline system to a power plant in addition to water injection systems consisting of flow lines, trunk lines, manifold stations and wellheads hook-up work to enhance oil recovery. Mobilisation activity on the project has commenced with a scheduled completion of early 2018.


Eby-Brown to open new distribution facility in Shepherdsville, US
contractlogistics.logistics-business-review.com 18 Jul, 2016
Eby-Brown Company plans to open a new modern 300,000 sq. ft distribution facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, US. The new center will open in January 2017. With around 1,933,000 sq. ft of warehouse space, the firm owns and operates eight distribution facilities across the Midwest, Mid-South, Southeast, Northeast, and East Coast.


Egyptian dairy company Domty to invest $27 mln to boost production

in.reuters.com 18 Jul, 2016
Arabian Food Industries Co (Domty) is planning to invest $27 million in 2016-17 to fund expansion and increase production capacity. The company plans to open a new factory next month that will increase juice production and start the new line of baked goods. Further, it also plans to begin producing yellow cheese by the first quarter of 2017.


Algeria, Indonesia group to invest $4.5 bn in mining
dailymail.co.uk 18 Jul, 2016
Algeria and an Indonesian group on 18th July, 2016 signed three accords to invest $4.5 billion in phosphate mining, as the North African state aims to consolidate its position in the industry. The deals are signed by Algerian public companies Asmidal and Manal and Indonesia’s Indorama Corporation. The strategic aim of this partnership is to transform five million tonnes of phosphates into phosphate-based fertilisers and to produce one million tonnes of ammonium and 800,000 tonnes of calcium ammonium nitrate.


Cemex set to invest $300m in building new cement factory
thestandard.com.ph 18 Jul, 2016
Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc. will spend $300 million to build a new plant with an annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. The plant, scheduled to be operational by the second half of 2019, will be funded using the company’s cashflow.


Essel Propack opens packaging facility in Colombia
business-standard.com 18 Jul, 2016
Essel Propack, part of the $ 2.4 billion Essel Group, has inaugurated a new plant at Cali in Colombia for manufacturing laminated plastic tubes. With the new facility, with a capacity to manufacture 180 million tubes a year, the company will target the high-value beauty & cosmetics category along with a pharma clean room for its new generation laminated tubes.


Samsung close to winning US$2.5 bln deal for offshore LNG facility
hellenicshippingnews.com 18 Jul, 2016

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., has secured a US$2.5 billion deal to build a floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility abroad. The shipbuilder, a unit of Samsung Group, is leading a consortium made up of French multinational Technip and Japan’s JGC in the project, valued at a total of $5.4 billion. The order has been placed by the Italian hydrocarbon company ENI.


Lifecore Biomedical completes $9M facility upgrade
finance-commerce.com 18 Jul, 2016
Lifecore Biomedical has finished up a $9 million upgrade of its facility in Chaska. The project, designed by St. Paul-based BWBR and constructed by St. Louis Park-based Knutson Construction, includes a 2,000-square-foot remodel and 30,000-square-foot addition to Lifecore’s facility at 3515 Lyman Boulevard. Construction was started in August 2015.


Freudenberg Medical expands silicone molding and extrusion facility
plasticstoday.com 18 Jul, 2016
Freudenberg Medical has added 10,000 square feet of office and warehouse space at its silicone molding and extrusion operation in Carpinteria, California. The company develops and manufactures specialty components and minimally invasive products for the global medical device and pharmaceutical industries.


Feds OK Sempra LNG expansion
sandiegouniontribune.com 18 Jul, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy has gave approval for the Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG facility near the Gulf Coast of Louisiana on 18th July, 2016. Cameron LNG’s export capacity will increase by an additional 1.41 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the United States. The first phase of Cameron’s $10 billion liquefaction project is scheduled to go online in 2018. Mitsui and Mitsubishi of Japan and France-based ENGIE have partnered with Sempra on the Cameron project, signing 20-year contract commitments to take delivery of LNG and shipping it to clients around the world.


UK association plans to build 1-GW solar plant in Iran
renewables.seenews.com 18 Jul, 2016
Iran’s Energy Ministry and the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) have signed a pact for the construction of a 1,000 MW solar power complex and a 500 MW panel factory in the Western Asian country. The total cost of the solar power plant will be USD 1.6 billion, while the factory will require an investment of about USD 28 million. The developers will seek financing from foreign investors for the project. The panel production facility will be a joint venture with local firms.


Tadmax power plant gets green light
theedgemarkets.com 18 Jul, 2016
Tadmax Resources Bhd has got the nod for a RM3 billion, 1,000 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant project. The project will be developed on Tadmax’s 60-acre piece of land on Pulau Indah. The company will still need to negotiate the terms and tariffs with the Energy Commission as well as a power purchase agreement with Tenaga Nasional Bhd.


Vietnam’s steel giant seeks to develop $3.8 billion complex
thanhniennews.com 18 Jul, 2016
Hoa Sen Group plans to spend US$3.8 billion on a steel mill complex in the central province of Ninh Thuan. The new plan will cover more than 1,700 hectares to house a steel mill with an annual output of 6 million tons and a solar panel plant among other facilities. The Hoa Sen Ca Na-Ninh Thuan Steel Mill Complex, as it is officially known, is originally developed by the shipping giant Vinashin and Malaysia’s Lion Group with a projected cost of $9.8 billion.


Alexion breaks ground on expansion project
wpri.com 18 Jul, 2016
Alexion has broken ground on its $200 million expansion project on 18th July, 2016. The company is investing $84 million in the first phase of the project, with an estimated $200 million being invested in the next five years. The expanded facilities will include a new laboratory space, offices, a warehouse, commercial production area and a new cafeteria.


Ashok Leyland to set up bus assembly unit in Kenya
business-standard.com 17 Jul, 2016
Ashok Leyland will be setting up a bus assembly plant in Kenya with an investment of Rs. 70 crore as part of its global expansion plans. The new plant will serve at least three neighbouring countries, besides catering to local demand.


Apollo Tyres to open unit in Hungary by next year
thehindubusinessline.com 17 Jul, 016
Apollo Tyres has indicated that its Hungary greenfield project is on track and will roll out the first tyre from the new factory by first quarter of 2017. The company will invest more than €400 million for the new unit. The company is engaging with leading OEMs in Europe and will also leverage its OEM associations in India. To make an entry in the OEM market, the company has opened a new R&D office in Frankfurt, to be closer to its customers in the region.


American Outpost Expands Handcrafted Furniture Manufacturing Facility in Macon GA

benzinga.com 17 Jul, 2016
American Outpost, LLC, maker of handcrafted conference tables and office furnishings has expanded into a second location in Macon Georgia. The new 12,000 square feet manufacturing facility provides additional space needed to scale up production capacity and expand the company’s product line. The location additionally houses corporate offices and a design showroom.


Jigawa Signs 80 MW Plant Deal
allafrica.com 17 Jul, 2016
The Jigawa State government has signed a 80 MW plant deal at an investment of approximately $USD 150 million. The Nova Scotia Power project has been developed by CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and Business Process Solutions Consult (BPS), a Nigerian strategic consulting firm. NSPDL plans to begin construction in 2017, with operations beginning a year later.


UGI gets OK to start full pipeline construction
dailyitem.com 17 Jul, 2016
UGI Energy has received the go-ahead this week to begin full construction of its $160 million, 34-mile natural gas pipeline that will fuel the 1,124 MW Hummel Station power plant under construction in Shamokin Dam. The pipeline will deliver a maximum of more than 200 billion BTUs of natural gas daily an estimated 90 percent of it to be financed by Panda Power Funds, of Texas, on a 20-acre parcel at the site of Sunbury Generation’s former coal-fired plant. The power plant is expected to be operating by the close of 2017.


Carillion unit wins $311m PDO contract extension
tradearabia.com 17 Jul, 2016
Carillion Alawi, one of the unit of the construction group Carillion, has won a four-and-half-year contract extension from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for its integrated facilities management services in Oman. As per the $311 million contract, it will provide integrated facilities management services at 12 locations across the sultanate. Under this contract extension, which will begin this month, the firm will continue to focus on delivering safe, cost effective services by driving cost reduction and efficiency through reducing waste, improving productivity and reshaping service delivery.


DuPont Pioneer expands Saskatoon research facility
country-guide.ca 17 Jul, 2016
DuPont Pioneer has expanded its Saskatoon multi-crop research facility at an open house on 15th July, 2016. The expanded facility will house breeding programs for canola, soybean and ultra-early maturity corn. The company has invested $35 million in research and development in Western Canada over the past five years, opening and expanding research centres at Edmonton and Lethbridge, Alberta and Carman, Manitoba, in addition to the Saskatoon expansion.


Transnet Expands Capacity On Coal Lines
allafrica.com 17 Jul, 2016
The first phase in the expansion of the coal line between the Waterberg in Limpopo and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has been completed. The project entailed the construction of a 1.8km long passing loop at Matlabas, enabling 100 wagon trains to cross without disrupting the operation of other trains on the line. The second phase includes the construction of a 2.8km loop in Thabazimbi, building a new 5km line to connect the loops at Bleskop and Norite, as well as creating a double line section. A new 7km line will be built to connect the loops in Dam and Onderstepoort, creating another double line section.


Heliopolis to build key treatment plant in Egypt
tradearabia.com 16 Jul, 2016
Heliopolis Company for Housing and Development plans to set up a water tertiary treatment plant in capital Cairo at an investment of E£100 million. A contract will be signed between Heliopolis and National General Contracting & Supplies Company, an affiliate to the Ministry of Defence, for the water tertiary treatment plant. Heliopolis Company for Housing and Development, is responsible for utilizing the new city project in favour of the project’s developer, Sodic.


Food processing, storage company plans $18M warehouse expansion
kcci.com 16 Jul, 2016
Cloverleaf Cold Storage is planning an $18 million expansion of its warehouse in Sioux City. The addition will bolster warehouse space by 50 percent, or 140,000 square feet, allowing it to store more than 750 truckloads of refrigerated food products.


Basma, Klampfer ink $32m Sharjah hotel deal
tradearabia.com 16 Jul, 2016
A formal agreement to build the $32.6 million Novotel Sharjah Expo, an exclusive business hotel, has been signed between Basma Group and Klampfer Middle East, a leading construction firm. Featuring world-class amenities, the luxurious business hotel will comprise 200 rooms that fall under three categories-standard rooms, club floor rooms and executive suites. The hotel will also feature a business centre with workstations and two meeting halls including a large meeting-cum-function hall of approximately 200 sq. mtrs. The Novotel Sharjah Expo, to be managed by Accor Hotel Services Middle East, will be integral to meeting the demand of the emirate’s tourism sector.


BorgWarner to expand r&d operations in Michigan, add 76 jobs
autonews.com 15 Jul, 2016
BorgWarner Inc. plans to spend $27 million to expand its Auburn Hills operations near Detroit, Michigan. The new R&D work is expected to help improve gas mileage and address federal fuel economy standards. The Michigan Strategic Fund unit awarded a $750,000 performance-based grant to BorgWarner for the project.


Fiat Chrysler to invest over $1 billion in Ohio, Illinois plants
businessinsider.com 15 Jul, 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will invest more than $1 billion in its assembly plants in Illinois and Ohio to retool them to boost production of its Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler. The company will invest $350 million in its assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois to produce Jeep Cherokee. The SUV’s production will move to the plant from its current location in Toledo, Ohio, in 2017. The company will invest $700 million in its Toledo facility to prepare the north plant to produce redesigned Jeep Wrangler.


Mary Kay to invest $100m in new cosmetics manufacturing facility in US

cosmetics-technology.com 15 Jul, 2016

Mary Kay plans to invest $100m in a new manufacturing and research and development facility in Lewisville, Texas, US. Spanning around 470,000ft², the facility will produce skincare and colour cosmetics to serve Mary Kay’s more than 3.5 million independent salesforce members across the world. Construction on the proposed facility will begin in September, with plans to complete the work in the first quarter of 2018.


Jumbo Self Storage Proposes 4-Story Facility for Quincy, MA
insideselfstorage.com 15 Jul, 2016
Jumbo Self Storage LLC is seeking city approval to build a four-story facility on a portion of a large boat-storage yard in Quincy, Massachusetts. The company plans to purchase only a portion of the boat yard from owners Paul Griffith and Michael Scalisi of Quincy Maritime Park LLC. The remaining space will continue to serve as boat storage. The facility will comprise 122,900 square feet of storage space in 1,062 units as well as include 12 parking spots, green space and a loading area. The property will be operated by a self-storage management company.


BioStem Technologies, Inc. Begins Construction of New Laboratory Facility

pharmiweb.com 15 Jul, 2016
BioStem Technologies, Inc. has commencement the construction of the company’s new pharmaceutical grade laboratory facility. The new, state-of-the-art facility will house multiple general labs, clean rooms, and small batch manufacturing rooms to support production and development of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cell based products.


Lufthansa Technik to open Heathrow component facility
mro-network.com 15 Jul, 2016
Lufthansa Technik plans to open a new parts warehouse at London Heathrow Airport. The facility will operate continuously all year and aims to improve links to existing contracts for its Total Component Support offering.


John Lewis the latest UK retailer to expand to Australia
retailgazette.co.uk 15 Jul, 2016
John Lewis is set to expand into the Australian market, with plans to launch six concessions in department store chain Myer by 2017. It is anticipated the company will open its first shop-in-shop before Christmas in Myer’s new Warringah estate in Sydney’s northern beaches district. Further, it will then expand to Melbourne, Perth, Bondi in Sydney’s east, Chadstone in Melbourne’s south-east and in downtown Sydney by early 2017.


Korean Group Keen To Instal 100 Mw Solar Plant Near Karachi
brecorder.com 15 Jul, 2016
Hansol Technics will install a 100 MW solar PV power plant near Karachi. The company’s local representative Ehsanullah Sheriff has submitted relevant papers to Secretary Energy, Government of Sindh. The plant will be based on BOT (Built Operate and Transfer) basis.


Stornoway Commences Ore Processing at Renard Diamond Project
globenewswire.com 15 Jul, 2016
Stornoway Diamond Corporation has commenced the processing of ore at the Renard Diamond Project. This marks the beginning of a processing ramp-up designed to achieve 100% of plant nameplate capacity (2.16Mtonnes/annum at 78% plant utilization) within 9 months. Commercial production at Renard is defined as the maintenance of ore processing for 30 days at 60% of nameplate capacity. As of 13th July, 2016, 1,002,888 tonnes of ore has been stockpiled, sufficient to commence and maintain the planned ramp-up.


North Kansas City Hospital will build 11-acre medical office park in Platte County

kansascity.com 15 Jul, 2016
North Kansas City Hospital plans to construct a medical office park in central Platte County. The hospital plans to construct as many as five buildings totaling nearly 100,000 square feet of medical office space. The board of trustees for the public hospital owns the 11 acres of undeveloped property at the northeast corner of Northwest 101st Terrace and Ambassador Drive. Construction on the medical office park will commence this year, which will open in 2017. The Kansas City Council approved a development plan for the project in June 2016.


Healthsouth And Novant Health Announce Plans To Build An Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital
prnewswire.com 15 Jul, 2016
HealthSouth Corporation and Novant Health, Inc., have formed a joint venture to file a Certificate of Need application to build a 68-bed, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Certificate of Need application requests that the rehabilitation unit currently located at the Novant Health Rehabilitation Center at 3333 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem be relocated to the newly constructed hospital, once complete. The new hospital will provide comprehensive, inpatient physical rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain injury, complex orthopedic conditions as well as other major illnesses or injuries.


DDC to expand product line to boost business
kathmandupost.ekantipur.com 15 Jul, 2016

Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) will be launching three new products, packaged tea milk, milk whitener and fodder from the next fiscal year. The company has finished preparations to begin quality fodder production. It will be using the infrastructure of the defunct Animal Feed Production Development Committee in Hetauda.


Siam Retail eyes network expansion
nationmultimedia.com 15 Jul, 2016
Siam Retail Development Co plans to expand its network of malls in various formats, under Terminal 21 and other retail brands, in cities around Thailand. A new mall in Pattaya is scheduled to open in 2018, with Khon Kaen also in the pipeline, costing between Bt5 billion and Bt6 billion for each project. The company’s current shopping-centre project, Terminal 21 Korat, is reaching its final construction stage and will be ready to open in December. The complex occupies 200,000 square metres of retail space and cost about Bt6 billion. About 90 per cent of the retail space of Terminal 21 Korat is already leased.


Linde in P1.3-B upgrade of Pampanga plant
business.inquirer.net 15 Jul, 2016
Linde Philippines Inc. will invest P1.3 billion to upgrade its nitrogen processing facility in Pampanga. Once completed, the manufacturing facilities at the site will be able to produce more than 400 tons per day of liquefied gases and related products. The facility is expected to go on stream by 2018.


Chinese Investors to Set Up Tile Plant
allafrica.com 15 Jul, 2016
Chinese investors will invest $100 million to set up a factory that will manufacture roofing tiles in Tanzania. Goodwill Ceramic will start constructing the factory to produce 800,000 roofing tiles per day at Mkiu village, Mkuranga District in Coast region. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2016. The company also intends to set up a total of seven factories in several African countries including in Tanzania.


Nordex receives two orders for more than 30 MW in Greece
windpowerengineering.com 14 Jul, 2016

The Nordex Group has obtained two new orders from Terna Energy SA for wind-farm projects near Athens in Greece. Altogether Nordex will be supplying eight N100/3300 and two N90/2500 turbines. For the Mougoulios wind-power project, Nordex will provide five machines from the N100/3300 series. In addition, the company will equip the Plagia Psiloma wind farm with three N100/3300 and two N90/2500 turbines. It will also assume responsibility for servicing the turbines for at least five years. Construction work for the infrastructure has already started


8,000-tonne capacity sugar mill to be set up in DI Khan
dawn.com 14 Jul, 2016
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPEZDMC) signed an MoU with Alman Seyyam Sugar Mills to establish a new industrial set-up in Dera Ismail Khan. Alman Seyyam is setting up a mill on an area of 100 acres with a daily production capacity of 8,000 tonnes. The MoU has been signed considering the agreement that the KPEZDMC will provide Alman Seyyam its consultancy services from inception till the project completion, including arrangement of regulatory approvals from relevant authorities.


GAC wins US warehouse and distribution contract from Pacific Drilling
supplychain.logistics-business-review.com 14 Jul, 2016

Pacific Drilling has selected GAC worldwide subsidiary to manage its warehousing and distribution services of its two offshore rigs in the US Gulf of Mexico. GAC North America-Logistics will use 181,000 ft² Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) status warehouse space to help Pacific Drilling to offset and reduce its procurement costs and better utilize tooling and inventory and it will also use its facility in Belle Chasse of Louisiana to offer ship spares services and weekly consolidations for containers to be shipped out to the rigs through Port Fourchon.


Lucky Cement to invest Rs 20bn for establishing its new plant
dailytimes.com.pk 14 Jul, 2016
Lucky Cement will be investing Rs. 20 billion to set up a 2.3 million tonnes per year cement plant near the city of Chakwal, in an area called Buchhal Kalan, Kallar Kahar, Punjab, Pakistan. The company is currently engaged with the Government of Punjab for acquisition of land for the project. Similarly, it is also in the process of finalising a contract with the equipment supplier and all these activities are likely to be completed by the end of 2016. It is expected that the plant will become operational by 2018.


ezStorage Opens New Self-Storage Facility in Burtonsville, MD
insideselfstorage.com 14 Jul, 2016
ezStorage Corp., has opened a newly built facility at 4001 Sandy Spring Road in Burtonsville, Maryland. The property offers 930 climate-controlled units ranging in size from 25 to 300 square feet. Security features include 24-hour video surveillance, electronic gate and building access, exterior and interior lighting, and unit-specific passcodes.


ZF invests over Rs 21 crore in Radar Facility in Brest, France
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 14 Jul, 2016

ZF will invest around Rs. 21 crore at its state-of-the-art radar facility located in Brest, France. The investment is being utilized for new equipment, tooling and components for the development of its next generation radar sensor, as well as a 500 square meter expansion of the warehouse. The facility produces around 300,000 units per year, and the company anticipates that this figure will exceed one million by 2020.


Shawcor awarded Tuxpan Pipeline coating contract
pipelinesinternational.com 14 Jul, 2016

Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG) has awarded the Shawcor pipe coating group a US$231 million conditional contract for pipeline coating solutions on the Tuxpan Gas Pipeline project. The contract involves coating approximately 690 km of 42 inch pipe with the application of concrete weight coating in a range of thicknesses, and supplying the installation of 5,000 sacrificial anodes. Coating is expected to commence in the beginning of 2017 and complete by the end of 2017. The work will take place at Shawcor’s new coating facility located in Altamira, Mexico, which features an automated pipe inspection and repair plant and two concrete weight coating pants capable of coating pipes up to 48 inch in diameter.


Amec Foster Wheeler to build 56 MW of solar parks for Dominion
renewables.seenews.com 14 Jul, 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler will build three solar parks in Virginia totalling 56 MW for the local unit of energy producer and distributor Dominion. At the end of last month, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved an application by Dominion Virginia Power to build and operate the 17 MW Scott Solar facility in Powhatan County, the 20 MW Whitehouse Solar plant in Louisa County and the 19 MW Woodland Solar park in Wight County. The total cost of the three projects is estimated at USD 129.5 million. All three plants are expected to be completed by the end of the year.


CLNG Tianjin to invest in Chinese LNG storage and transportation company

lngindustry.com 14 Jul, 2016
CLNG Tianjin has agreed to invest RMB45.9 million in LNG Group, a company that is involved in the investment, development, management and operation of LNG storage and transportation projects in China. Once the transaction has been completed, CLNG Tianjin will hold a 51% share in LNG Group.


Riddell begins construction on new manufacturing facility
dailyherald.com 14 Jul, 2016
Riddell has began the construction process of its new facility in North Ridgeville, Ohio on 30 acres of land. The 347,205 square-foot, new facility will be Riddell’s home for assembly of on-field football helmets and custom shoulder pads. Additionally, the company will relocate its production of full-size collectible football helmets and distribution of most football gear and apparel to the new facility. The new facility is expected to open in early 2017.


IAC commissions new Czech plant
thehindubusinessline.com 14 Jul, 2016

International Automotive Components (IAC), an automotive interiors supplier’s new production facility in Prestice, Czech Republic, is fully operational. The facility has started producing its unique, lightweight injection moulded inner dash insulation for superior interior acoustical performance in two premium European Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers and it is expected to reach full capacity in 2018.


Sika opens construction chemicals plant in Australia
business-standard.com 14 Jul, 2016
Sika has opened a new construction chemicals production plant in Bibra Lake near Perth in Western Australia. The new site will increase capacities for concrete admixtures and synthetic fibers, improve finished goods warehousing and logistics and accommodate future mortar production facilities.


Ivory Coast to begin construction of two power plants by 2017
af.reuters.com 14 Jul, 2016
Ivory Coast will start building a gas-fired power station near its commercial capital Abidjan. The new Songon power station to be built near Abidjan and a plant in Grand Bassam will each produce about 370 MW. The agreement has been signed, the technical study is underway, and if all goes well construction will begin before the end of the year. The Grand Bassam project is less advanced but construction will begin either this year or next. Both the projects are being financed by private investors in partnership with the state.


LM Wind Power breaks ground for new wind-turbine blade plant in Turkey

windpowerengineering.com 14 Jul, 2016

LM Wind Power, designer and manufacturer of wind-turbine blades, has broken ground for a 17-hectare piece of land in Bergama, Turkey, from the Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI). LM Wind’s investment in Turkey is supported by firm contractual commitments from a major customer. The factory ramp-up to production is expected to start by mid-2017 with an annual capacity of 500 MW, and an efficient way to expand to 2 GW.


Pan American commissions ore processing plant at La Colorada mine in Mexico

mining-technology.com 14 Jul, 2016
Pan American Silver has expanded its La Colorada mine in Mexico with the commissioning of a new sulphide ore processing plant. The company estimated capital spending at the mine to total around $163.8m over the period 2014 to 2017. The plant started processing sulphide ore, achieving production throughput rates of more than 1,400 tpd and more than 14,000t has already been treated. The expansion also includes construction of a new mine shaft, which is 618m-deep, and additional underground development to sustain production at 1,800tpd, as well as installation of a new 115kV power line.


Prosernat awarded major EPC project in South America
energyglobal.com 14 Jul, 2016
Prosernat has been awarded a significant project for an oil company in South America. This project concerns works related to a diesel hydrotreater modular plant for a refinery. The project has started with the launch of its first phase, for a sum of €7 million and it is divided into several phases, which could have a total estimated value of around €100 million. Delivery of the project is scheduled for the end of 2018.


Flat Group to build USD-200m solar glass factory in Vietnam
renewables.seenews.com 14 Jul, 2016
Flat Group has won an investment licence to build a USD-200-million solar glass factory at Dinh Vu Industrial Park in Hai Phong, Vietnam. The group received the licence from the Hai Phong Industrial Zone Management Board to construct the plant with an annual production capacity of 580,000 tonnes of solar glass on an area of 21.8 hectares. The factory is expected to become operational in late 2017.


Boralex to start construction of 15-MW wind farm in Canada
renewables.seenews.com 14 Jul, 2016
Boralex Inc’s construction of the 15 MW Moose Lake wind project in British Columbia will start on 18th July, 2016. The project has been developed by Boralex and Aeolis Wind Power Corp under BC Hydro’s standing offer programme. The CAD-70-million facility will consists of four turbines. It received electricity purchase agreement from BC Hydro in December 2015.


Citywest Hotel set for €13 million renovation and expansion
dublinlive.ie 14 Jul, 2016
The Citywest Hotel is set to spend €13m on a major refurbishment and expansion. The planned investment will see a substantial upgrade to the site’s facilities, including its bedrooms, lobby, lounges, all public areas and the opening of a restaurant. The Saggart resort bars are refurbished earlier this summer and construction of new access roads and an expanded carpark have already been completed with the rest of plans expected to be finished by the end of 2016.


Travelodge reveals plans for 64-room hotel in Newark
lincolnshireecho.co.uk 14 Jul, 2016
Travelodge is planning to open a new 64-bedroom hotel in Newark town centre. Site owner and developer MF Strawson is seeking permission to demolish the remaining buildings on the site of the former Robin Hood Hotel in the town. In its place, the firm will construct three ground floor retail/restaurant units with the new hotel located on the two upper floors above. Lincoln-based chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co is development consultant to M F Strawson. Work could start on the development towards the end of 2016 if planning consent is granted.


Chinese Company Wins Contract for Expansion of Kenyan Road
footprint2africa.com 14 Jul, 2016
The Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) has awarded China Wu Yi the contract for the upgrade of a section of the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The reconstruction will include the construction of 13 bridges at interchange locations; 21 pedestrian overpasses; five overpasses; and installation of street lighting on the project road. The $161.7 million project will be co-financed by the World Bank and the Kenyan government. KeNHA expects the project to be completed three years after the groundbreaking which will be done following a resettlement action plan for the affected people.


Henniges Automotive to Open First Manufacturing Plant in Poland
tass.ru 14 Jul, 2016
Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., global supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration components for the automotive market, has opened a plant in Prudnik, Poland. The plant expects to add more than 500 team members over the next five years.


Tri-Ace Tire Is Building a Plant in Taiwan
moderntiredealer.com 14 Jul, 2016
Tri-Ace Tire Corp. is building a manufacturing plant in Taiwan to accommodate increased and anticipated demand for its tires in the United States. The new plant will be operational by October 2016.


Tractebel awarded contract to modernize Peru’s 1,008-MW Mantaro hydroelectric plant
hydroworld.com 14 Jul, 2016
Tractebel has been awarded a contract by operator Empresa de Electricidad del Peru S.A. (Electroperu) to upgrade Peru’s 1,008 MW Mantaro hydroelectric plant. The facility is comprised of the 798 MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo and 210 MW Restitution plants and the 180-meter-tall Tablachaca Dam. The work will be performed by a multidisciplinary team of 25 from Tratcebel’s Peruvian, Brazilian and French offices.


First Stone of Cement Plant in Sigus
allafrica.com 14 Jul, 2016
The foundation stone has been laid for a cement plant operated by the Industrial Public Group of Cements of Algeria (GICA) in the town of Sigus (Oum El Bouaghi) on 14th July, 2016. The new plant spread across 102 hectares of land will have annual production capacity of around 2.2 million tons of cement. The project will require a budget of DZD51 billion and is scheduled to be built in 31 months.


Site work underway for 93-unit apartment complex on Newport Way in Issaquah

theeastside.news 13 Jul, 2016
Site preparation work is underway on two multi-family residential buildings that will add 93 housing units along Newport Way Northwest at Northwest Juniper Street of the developer. The project is being developed by Inneswood Estates LLC. The new development will consist of one large six-story building containing 74 apartments and 12 townhomes with two levels of parking on the bottom floors. A second smaller four-story building will contain six apartments and one townhouse with a single story of parking on the ground floor. Inneswood Estates LLC bought three parcels of land, two west of Newport Way where the residential buildings will be constructed and one parcel east of Newport north of Juniper Street. Developers will construct a public park on a portion of that parcel, leaving the remainder as wetlands.


Downer wins $400m NZ contracts
sbs.com.au 13 Jul, 2016
Downer EDI has won New Zealand contracts worth more than $400 million. The projects include a construction contract secured by its joint venture with Soltanche Bachy to build an underground rail link in Auckland. Other wins included a Coastal Otago highway maintenance contract, an alliance to manage the Milford road network and three projects in Christchurch for the earthquake recovery authority.


Quebec to invest over $50 million in home health care
globalnews.ca 13 Jul, 2016
Quebec is investing $51.9 million in home health care. The goal of the investment is to keep people out of hospitals by providing adequate essential care at home. Since April 2014, the firm has spent nearly $138 million on home health care and it has recently announced it has a $1.8-billion surplus in its last budget. The money will be divided among Quebec’s health agencies based on their financial status and region.


Hexion expanding proppant manufacturing facility in Alberta
kallanishenergy.com 13 Jul, 2016
Oilfield Technology Group is expanding its resin-coated proppant manufacturing facility in western Canada. Additional land has been purchased to install railroad trackage to handle up to 100 rail cars and for sand storage facilities. The plant currently produces about 150 million pounds a year of proppants. The expansion is scheduled to be completed by late 2016.


RPP Infra Projects shines as its arm bags an order worth $10.36 Million
money.livemint.com 13 Jul, 2016
RPP Infra Projects’ wholly owned subsidiary situated in Sri Lanka has bagged an order worth $10.36 million for construction of cultural Centre at Jaffna. The company has received this order from High Commission of India, Colombo.


Bhel wins EPC contract for 1,320MW coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh

fossilfuel.energy-business-review.com 13 Jul, 2016

India and Bangladesh have agreed to jointly build the 1,320 MW coal-fired power plant at Rampal of Bagerhat, near the Sundarbans, Bangladesh. A $1.49bn contract in this regard has been awarded by Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (BIFPCL) to India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL). The contract scopes involves Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) package for the main plant in the project. BHEL has been selected by BIFPCL following an international open bidding process. Backed by funding from Indian Exim Bank, the project construction is expected to commence in three to four months and will be completed in 2019.


Pan Africa Solar Sets To Build 75Mw Solar Plant In Nigeria
venturesafrica.com 13 Jul, 2016
Pan Africa Solar plans to invest $146m in building a new 75 MW solar power plant in Nigeria. The firm has signed the first Solar Power Purchase Agreement with the Federal Government.


Voith awarded contracts for Belgian pumped-storage, U.S. hydropower project

Hydroworld.com 13 Jul, 2016
Voith GmbH and its North American subsidiary, Voith Hydro, have been awarded a pair of contracts to perform work at the 1,164 MW Coo-Trois-Ponts pumped-storage plant in Belgium and 955.6 MW Priest Rapids hydroelectric project in the U.S., repectively. Voith’s work at Coo-Trois-Ponts includes the supply of new control and excitation systems, and speed controllers for the facility’s six generating units. The work will take place in phases through 2020. Meanwhile, Voith Hydro has received a US$60 million contract from Grant County Public Utility District for continued site work at the Priest Rapids project near Ephrata, Washington.


Continental opens its test center in Yancheng, China
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 13 Jul, 2016

Continental, an automotive supplier has officially opened its test center Yancheng, China. In cooperation with China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), the test center will mainly support the testing and validation of Continental safety products and systems, such as electronic and hydraulic brake systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and tires. The test center will provide Continental with a more solid foundation for technical support and product development in China, strengthening Continental’s leading position as an international automotive and systems supplier in the market.


ACWA Power awards final orders for Khalladi windpower project
power-technology.com 13 Jul, 2016
ACWA Power has awarded final orders to suppliers and contractors for the development of its 120 MW Khalladi windpower project in the North of Morocco, valued at $173m. The plant is the first project to be built jointly by ACWA Power and ARIF Investment Fund under the Moroccan Renewable Energy Law. The project is part of the Moroccan National Renewable Energy Strategy Windpower plan, which aims to develop 2,000 MW of windpower capacity by 2020.


Simplot plans $30 million freezer expansion in Grand Forks
grandforksherald.com 13 Jul, 2016
J.R. Simplot Co. is planning a $30 million expansion to its north Grand Forks potato processing plant, pending corporate approval. The Grand Forks Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously offered preliminary approval to a series of requests on 13th July, 2016 that includes a high bay freezer that will be in excess of 110,000 square feet and 165 feet tall. The addition will be north of Simplot’s refrigeration unit. Construction will start by September 2016 with a completion date 12 to 15 months later.


Disney Gets $267 Million From City to Build $450-a-Night Hotel
bloomberg.com 13 Jul, 2016
Walt Disney Co. will receive an estimated $267 million in tax rebates over 20 years from Anaheim, California to build a new luxury hotel next to its Disneyland theme park. The hotel is expected to generate $750 million in new revenue to the city over 40 years.


Michigan dealership to build new store with 3 test tracks
powersportsbusiness.com 13 Jul, 2016
Zeigler Motorsports in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has begun construction on its new facility, which will include an 85,000-square-foot dealership and three outdoor test tracks. The dealership will spread across 12 acres of land and will include 25,000 square feet for off-season indoor storage for customers’ vehicles. A motocross, junior track and off-road track will be built on 29 acres to the south of the store.


Ohio State to construct compressed natural gas fueling station
thelantern.com 13 Jul, 2016
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held on 11th July, 2016 for a $3 million, compressed natural gas fueling station on Ohio State’s campus. It is expected to be completed by early 2017. The city of Columbus will also have an opportunity to use the fueling station, and state agencies and central Ohio municipalities are also encouraged to collaborate in its use.


Orange Co. approves new hotels on I-Drive
orlandosentinel.com 13 Jul, 2016
Orange County development leaders approved plans for the construction of two new hotels on International Drive, both to be built by the same Central Florida developer. A total of 315 rooms has ben approved by the county’s Development Review Committee during a meeting on 13th July, 2016. Both properties will be built near the intersection of International Drive and Central Florida Parkway by Nevada Coal and Grain LLC, led by Matthew Gillio. Of that total, 140 rooms will be opened as a new Cambria Hotel & Suites, a brand in the Choice Hotels portfolio, set to open in 2017.


American States Utility Services Wins $510M Contract to Maintain Eglin AF Base Water Systems
govconwire.com 13 Jul, 2016
American States Utility Services Inc. has won a 50-year, $510 million contract to operate and maintain the water distribution and wastewater collection systems at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The company will perform work in Florida and California through 31st May, 2067. The U.S. Air Force will use its fiscal year 2016 through fiscal 2067 operations and maintenance funds to finance the fixed-price, economic-price-adjustment contract.


Turkey to build logistics center for BTK railway project
news.az 13 Jul, 2016
Construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will be completed by the end of 2016. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is being constructed on the basis of the Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. Turkey plans to build a logistics center in its Kars province within the implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project. Construction of the BTK railway will be completed until the end of 2016.


Choice to expand Clarion Hotels presence in Turkey
traveldailymedia.com 12 Jul, 2016
Choice Hotels International has expanded its Clarion Hotel portfolio with three new properties in Turkey. Two of the new properties are located in Istanbul, and the third is located in the Southern Turkish city of Kahramanmara, known as Maras. Each of its well-equipped 185 rooms are furnished in a modern style, 106 of them are deluxe rooms and five are suites benefitting from panoramic views over the Golden Horn.


Ramser Development to Open Self-Storage Facility in Fountain Valley, CA
insideselfstorage.com 12 Jul, 2016
Ramser Development Co., owner of Boat Storage Depot, RV Storage Depot and other commercial real estate properties, plans to build a new self-storage facility in Fountain Valley, California. The two-building project will comprise 97,000 square feet of storage space in 700 units. Construction will begin later this year, with the property opening in fall 2017.


IBM to open first blockchain innovation center in SingaporeU
financialexpress.com 12 Jul, 2016
IBM plans to open a blockchain innovation centre in Singapore in collaboration with the government. The firm will be working with the main economic planning agency, the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to accelerate blockchain adoption for finance and trade.


ADB approves $750M loan facility to lift power reliability in Azerbaijan
en.trend.az 12 Jul, 2016
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $750 million multitranche program loan facility to upgrade power distribution networks in Azerbaijan. The loan facility, which is earmarked to be rolled out in three tranches of $250 million each, will rehabilitate distribution network substations and lines, replace current low quality customer service lines and install modern, tamper-proof smart meters across the country. The loan will also finance training and other support to improve the financial management and operational performance of the state power distribution oversight company, Azerishiq Open Joint-Stock Company (OJSC). The multitranche facility will run for over six years with an expected completion date of end December 2022.


SFC Group to invest AED 60 Million to open 25 SFC Plus outlets in the UAE
zawya.com 12 Jul, 2016
SFC Group will invest AED 60 million to expand its Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) vertical SFC Plus in the UAE. The company proposes to add 25 new SFC Plus restaurants over the next four years to capitalize on the growing popularity of QSR in the UAE and consolidate its presence in the country. In this year the company will open four restaurants across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.


Kettering Health Network to unveil $12.5M Springboro facility today
whio.com 12 Jul, 2016
Kettering Health Network has completed the $12.5 million Springboro Health Center. The two-story, 35,000-square-foot Springboro Health Center offers a range of medical specialties, including primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and cardiology and it also features an outpatient pharmacy, and lab and diagnostic services.


Amazon to open new fulfillment center in Kansas City, US
supplychain.logistics-business-review.com 12 Jul, 2016

Amazon plans to open a new 855,000 sq. ft fulfillment center in Kansas City, US. The new center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as books, electronics and toys. Separately, the company has signed an agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open a new pick up location. The new 2,200 sq. ft facility in the Illini Union Bookstore on the UIUC campus will pick up and return Amazon orders ranging from course materials and everyday essentials to tech devices.


Apollo inks deals with Kenya in healthcare
thehindubusinessline.com 12 Jul, 2016

Apollo Hospitals has inked two agreements with Kenyatta National Hospital and Airtel Africa at Nairobi to enhance cooperation in the field. The MoU with Kenyatta National Hospital is focused on capacity building in the Kenyan Healthcare sector. The other deal with Airtel Africa, a telecom operator with operations in 16 countries in Africa, is focused on enabling easy access to Apollo specialists and enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa.


Equinix to invest $189 mn for new data center in Amsterdam
infotechlead.com 12 Jul, 2016
Equinix will build a new data center in Amsterdam with a total investment of $189 million. The investment in the initial phase will be $113 million. In the first phase, the AM4 data center will house 1,555 cabinets. On completion of the four phases, the data center will provide 4,200 cabinets on eight floors with a total usable floor area of 11,500 square meters. The building and first phase is expected to be completed and operational by Q2 2017.


German automotive supplier to open first North American facility in Alabama

al.com 12 Jul, 2016
Gerhardi Kunststofftechnik GmbH, an automotive supplier will invest $37,865,000 for its new facility at Montgomery Industrial Park. Construction will begin in 2017. Production is expected to start in 2019. The company manufactures a variety of products including radiator grilles, handles and chrome trims for its clients worldwide using such technologies as injection molding, advanced electroplating and hot stamping.


Prawn farm project moves closer for Seafarms
au.news.yahoo.com 12 Jul, 2016
Seafarms Group will upgrade its prawn quarantine facility in Exmouth at an investment of $1.2 million. The upgrade is part of the company’s proposed $1.5 billion Sea Dragon project, a land-based black prawn farming and export operation across northern Australia.


Electronics firm Plexus Corp to expand Kelso facility
dailyrecord.co.uk 12 Jul, 2016
Plexus Corp, an electronics manufacturer will invest $500,000 to add component testing at its manufacturing facility in Kelso. The firm is adding a new dedicated building and equipment to conduct Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), a process to test new and repaired electrical components. The investment will allow it to offer an in-house service offering to customers in the defence, security and aerospace sectors and oil and gas industries.


Car manufacturer plans to expand facility
thestatehousefile.com 12 Jul, 2016
Toyota Boshoku Indiana, an automotive component manufacturer is planning to expand its facility in Princeton, Indiana. The company plans to invest $10.59 million for a 42,000 square foot addition to its current 482,000 square foot facility.


KCP&L opens solar power plant in Greenwood
kansascity.com 12 Jul, 2016
Kansas City Power & Light has opened its first commercial-scale solar power facility that will have 11,500 solar panels on 12 acres of KCP&L’s Greenwood Energy Center in Greenwood. The company has teamed with Sungevity to build the plant.


Enel breaks ground on 65-MW Oklahoma wind expansion
renewables.seenews.com 12 Jul, 2016
Enel SpA has begun construction of the 65 MW Chisholm View II wind project in Oklahoma. The scheme, which will cost USD 90 million to build, is an expansion of the existing 235-MW Chisholm View wind farm and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016.


Formaplex increases production capacity
prw.com 12 Jul, 2016
Formaplex, tooling and injection moulding firm has invested £1m in five new injection moulding machines. The five new Negri Bossi machines including a 2,000T model will increase capacity for prototype and low volume production runs by 50%. Further, tool trial capacity will also be increased.


Kenzie Group oversees massive natural gas pipeline project
pennenergy.com 12 Jul, 2016
The unrivalled contract management expertise of Kenzie Group has been called upon by a company delivering the control system for a major oil and gas project. The firm delivering the software solutions for the pipeline, which will deliver natural gas safely across thousands of miles, has appointed Kenzie to oversee the project contracts and implement front-end risk analysis.


Aker Solutions wins Vietnam contract from Idemitsu Oil and Gas
worldoil.com 12 Jul, 2016
Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Idemitsu Oil and Gas Co., to provide engineering services for the development of oil and gas resources in the Nam Con Son basin, offshore Vietnam. The nine-month contract is for Front End Engineering Design (FEED) work for the Sao Vang and Dai Nguyet developments in the Idemitsu-operated Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c in the Nam Con Son basin.


OKP Holdings unit wins S$19.3 million contract for infrastructure works in Punggol
straittimes.com 12 Jul, 2016
OKP Holdings, an infrastructure and civil engineering company, has won a S$19.3 million contract for infrastructure works in Punggol. The Eng Lam Contractors unit will be constructing new roads, drains and cycling paths among other things, under a 15-month contract. The contract has started on 5th July, 2016 and works are expected to be completed by 4th October, 2017.


Sweco wins important design contract for largest Polish Waste-to-Energy plant in Warsaw
pennenergy.com 12 Jul, 2016
A consortium of Sweco Consulting Poland and Sweco Germany has won the contract for engineering, design architecture and construction-linked advising services for the significant enlargement of a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant in Warsaw. The plant will process 305,000 tons of waste per year in two new process lines of 265,000 tons and 40,000 tons in an existing line. The associated pre-sorting facility will have a capacity of 30,000 tons per year. Until March 2017, Sweco will prepare the permit for the new plant. Parallel to the concept and permit process, Sweco will also deliver the tender documents for the construction, evaluate the technical offers and support the client in negotiating with contractors.


Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners acquire two Texas wind-power projects
windpowerengineering.com 12 Jul, 2016

On behalf of Copenhagen Infrastructure II, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CiP) has acquired 100% of the U.S. onshore wind projects Bearkat Renewable Energy and Texas and Blue Cloud Renewable Energy. CiP offers a broad range of services, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, engineering, project development, and project management. Bearkat Renewable is a 366-MW wind project in Glasscock County and Blue Cloud Renewable is a 150-MW project in Bailey and Lamb Counties, Texas. The projects are developed by TriGlobal Energy in cooperation with the local communities. TriGlobal Energy will continue to assist Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners with the development towards financial close. The projects are planned to be fully operational before 2018.


Thyssenkrupp wins Riyadh Metro deal
tradearabia.com 12 Jul, 2016
Thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture, supply, install and maintain 641 elevators and escalators for Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia. The metro is part of the Riyadh Public Transit System project, owned by the Arriyadh Development Authority and is part of the city’s comprehensive plan for public transport. Lines 1 and 2 are the first package of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 km across the city with 85 stations.


EDF EN buys wind power project developer in China
renewable.seenews.com 12 Jul, 2016
EDF Energies Nouvelles has acquired a majority stake in Chinese wind power project developer UPC Asia Wind Management (AWM). EDF Energies Nouvelles now owns an 80% stake in the UPC AWM holding, based in Hong Kong. Its partners UPC China, a longstanding local developer, and the US-based investment fund Global Environment Fund (GEF) remain shareholders with a 20% share of the company. The acquisition will add over 1.3 GW of projects under development, construction or operation in China to EDF’s wind energy portfolio which now has more than 10 GW in installed wind capacity round the globe.


Premium Brands Holdings to build sandwich production facility in Arizona
foodprocessing-technology.com 11 Jul, 2016

Premium Brands Holdings plans to construct a $29m, sandwich assembly facility in Phoenix, Arizona, US. The new facility will be built over 212,000ft² and is slated to open in the second quarter of next year.


Enable Midstream completes Oklahoma natural gas processing plant
newsok.com 11 Jul, 2016
Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream Partners LP has completed its Bradley II Plant, which can process up to 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day in Grady County. Further, Houston-based ARM Energy and London-based HPS Investment Partners LLC’s Kingfisher Midstream Lincoln natural gas processing plant became operational earlier this month. Phase 1 of that project includes a 60 million cubic feet per day processing facility, more than 100 miles of natural gas gathering pipeline, more than 100 miles of crude oil gathering pipeline, a 50,000 barrel oil storage facility and six crude oil truck loading stations. Phase 2 is expected to add another 200 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity.


Chinese firm to set up diamond cutting factory in Zimbabwe
Bulawayo24.com 11 Jul, 2016
Harvest Way Enterprises, a Chinese diamond processing firm has reaffirmed its commitment to setting up a diamond cutting and polishing factory in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is exploring ways of transforming itself into a producer of value-added goods.


DTI opens toll packaging and food processing facility inside Tarlac Agri U
news.pia.gov.ph 11 Jul, 2016
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently opened a Php3 million worth packaging and food processing facility inside Tarlac Agricultural University. The facility has been funded under the Shared Service Facility (SSF) program of the agency.


Cimic-led JV wins contract to build Hong Kong tunnel
theaustralian.com.au 11 Jul, 2016
A Cimic-led joint venture has won a $1.58 billion contract to construct a 2.2km-long tunnel in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government had tapped its subsidiary Leighton Asia and JV partner China State Construction Engineering to build the Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel. Cimic, formerly known as Leighton until a rebranding last year, controls 51 per cent of the joint venture and is expected to reap $805 million in revenue from the development. The project will begin this month and take five years to get completed.


Toray to build air bag fabric plant in Mexico
asia.nikkei.com 11 Jul, 2016
Toray Industries plans to construct a Mexican factory for fabric used in automotive air bags. The roughly 10 billion yen plant, which will make everything from nylon fibers to the finished fabric, is slated to come onstream in fiscal 2017.


GR Engineering up on $36m contract
au.news.yahoo.com 11 Jul, 2016
GR Engineering Services has won a $36 million contract with Auctus Resources in north Queensland. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract is for the design and construction of completion works associated with the 500,000 tonne per annum Mungana zinc, lead, copper and gold concentrator at Chillagoe. Work will be carried out primarily through the company’s Brisbane office and will begin immediately with completion expected in April next year.


Lithium Australia NL expands lithium footprint in Western Australia
proactiveinvestors.com.au 11 Jul, 2016

Lithium Australia NL, through its Goldfields Lithium Alliance (GLiA) has acquired rights to over 81 square kilometres in the Widgiemooltha pegmatite field, Western Australia. The area is located 25 kilometres south of the globally significant Mount Marion Lithium Project owned by Neometals, which hosts 60.5 million tonnes at 1.36% lithium. Further fieldwork will be conducted with a plan to drill as soon as possible.


New MCCL plant ready for commercial operation
theshillongtimes.com 11 Jul, 2016
Mawmluh Cherra Cements (MCCL)’s new cement plant to produce 300-350 metric tonnes of cement every day, is likely to begin its commercial operation in two weeks’ time. The plant requires certain clearances from the Central Excise department and a pollution clearance before it can start commercial operation.


Watpac to build JSK Properties project
theaustralian.com.au 11 Jul, 2016
Brisbane-based construction firm Watpac has finalised a $47 million contract to build Malaysian developer JSK Properties’ new apartment project in the Melbourne CBD. Watpac will start work on the 35-storey building this month, with completion due in 2018. The project will house 165 one and two-bedroom apartments, with five units on each level. A six-level podium will include work spaces, a gym, common workshop facilities and retailing.


PetroVietnam Gas, Tokyo Gas May Establish LNG JV in Vietnam
rigzone.com 11 Jul, 2016
Tokyo Gas Co., plans to partner PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Co. (PV Gas) and other local firms to set up a joint venture company in Vietnam to tap to an anticipated increase in demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Southeast Asian country. The proposed joint venture could be set up as early as this month, with Tokyo Gas likely to invest a few hundred million yen to acquire an interest of 10 to 20 percent as well as representation on the board of the new firm


Xiaomi to setup physical stores, focus on offline sales
gsmarena.com 11 Jul, 2016
Xiaomi plans to set up over 1,000 brick and mortar stores in the next two years. These stores will be located in major cities, presumably Chinese to begin with. The stores will be 250 square meters large and will not only carry smartphones but other Xiaomi products as well-a total of 50 to 100 different types of products.


BW Gas & Convenience to acquire 21 convenience stores in US from Kum & Go

conveniencestoresgasstations.retail-business-review.com 11 Jul, 2016
Brookwood Financial Partners affiliate BW Gas & Convenience has agreed to acquire 21 convenience stores in Iowa from US based convenience store chain Kum & Go. The firm plans to acquire first three stores in Mason City this week followed by remaining 18 stores within the next four weeks. After the completion of the acquisition, BW Gas & Convenience will own and operate 31 stores in Iowa. The purchase is a part of BW Gas & Convenience’s effort to expand its business by acquiring between 600-1,000 convenience stores throughout the US over the next several years.


New Pork Plant Set for Iowa
dtnpf.com 11 Jul, 2016
The Wright County Board of Supervisors issued a statement on 12th July, 2016 stating the supervisors took initial steps for the development of the project, labeled Prestage Foods of Iowa, near the community of Eagle Grove. The facility will be roughly 650,000 square feet and process as many as 10,000 hogs a day.


Lindt opens $60m facility in Australia
confectioneryproduction.com 11 Jul, 2016

Lindt & Sprüngli, a chocolate maker has opened a A$60 million facility at Marsden Park in Sydney, Australia. The purpose built facility will house over 25,000 square metres of factory and warehouse space and forms part of the A$2.9 billion investment in the Sydney business park which will host a range of retail and recreational businesses.


PPA earmarking P6b to expand govt ports
thestandard.com.ph 11 Jul, 2016
Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is spending P6 billion this year to expand government-owned ports nationwide. The P6 billion budget will finance locally-funded projects, such as the upgrade and rehabilitation of ports in Iloilo, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga. PPA is also installing vessel traffic management system in ports of Roxas in Oriental Mindor, Iloilo, Davao and Zamboanga.


Car service Careem says to invest $100m in R&D
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Careem, the regional app-based car service, has announced a new Research and Development (R&D) strategy and plans for global expansion. Over the next five years, the firm will invest $100 million in R&D, which includes growing its team in the UAE and Pakistan, and opening new R&D centres in Egypt and Germany. The investment will accelerate innovation in transportation-related technology infrastructure for the region.


Amec Foster Wheeler wins contract to expand Copler Gold Mine, Turkey
yourmetalnews.com 11 Jul, 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a reimbursable Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contract by Anagold Madencilik for the Çöpler Sulfide expansion project to expand and extend the life of the Çöpler Gold Mine in the Çöpler District, Erzincan Province, Turkey. The scope of work will include detailed engineering, procurement, construction management services and support during commissioning and performance testing. The project is due for mechanical completion in the second quarter of 2018 and will commence production the third quarter of 2018.


TRIG invests in French solar power plant
renewables.seenews.com 11 Jul, 2016
The Renewables Infrastructure Group or TRIG has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a 51% interest in a 12 MW ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plant, in the South of France. Pending certain lending consents, TRIG will pay USD 11m to buy the stake from investment funds managed by French private equity firm 123Venture. The transaction, will be financed through the company’s revolving acquisition facility.


Costain secures second Shetland Gas Plant contract
Scottishconstructionnow.com 11 Jul, 2016

Costain has been awarded a contract by Total E&P UK for the construction of a Hydrochloric Acid Dosing Plant at the Shetland Gas Plant (SGP). The contract includes installation, tie-in, pre-commissioning, and commissioning support. The SGP project provides facilities for reception, processing and export of natural gas and its associated condensate, from Gas Condensate Fields, located to the West of Shetland, including Laggan, Tormore, Edradour and Glenlivet


Sunvalley Solar Awarded New Contract to Build Two Separate 1.1 MW Solar System

prnewswire.com 11 Jul, 2016
Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), a solar power technology and solar system integration company, has been awarded a contract to build two separate 1,107 KW-DC photovoltaic systems for Wreden Ranch Dairy in Hanford, CA. Each 1.1 MW-DC Photovoltaic System is estimated to produce 2,139,492 KWh annually. The installation will start by mid 2016.


South Korean shoemaker plans $150m investment in Central Java
thejakartapost.com 10 Jul, 2016
A South Korean shoe producer will invest US$150 million to develop a shoemaking factory Jepara, Central Java. The company have acquired a principle permit from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and are expected to start factory construction and machine installation soon.


U.S. to construct embassy complex in Lanka
business-standard.com 10 Jul, 2016
The United States is all set to construct a sprawling six-acre embassy complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The United States Department of State has awarded a USD 155 million contract to a U.S. construction company to build a new embassy complex in a seaside site in the Sri Lankan capital. The project consists of a new office building, U.S. marine residence, compound access control facilities, maintenance building, utility building, and a warehouse. The scope will also include entrance and arrival plazas, paved terraces, landscape gardens, roadways, security fencing and gates, security window and door systems, stone and metal facades as well as unique interior architectural finishes.


Ksh300 million cancer complex to be constructed in Kilifi
citizenty.co.ke 10 Jul, 2016
Kilifi County Government is planning a Ksh300 million, cancer complex at the Kilifi County hospital this financial year. The government has already announced the tender and the contractor is supposed to be on site as from next month to roll out the construction of the complex unit. The government is keen on finalizing a partnership agreement with the American Doctors’ Association who shall assist the county in running the cancer complex. The facility will consist of an Intensive Care Unit, an Emergency Unit and a dialysis unit.


Anchor Land to build 1K hotel rooms in next 5 yrs
manilatimes.net 10 Jul, 2016
Anchor Land Holdings is building 1,000 hotel rooms over the next five years. The target involves four hotels that entails the 126-room Admiral Hotel along Roxas Boulevard and three others Boracay, Palawan, and Tagaytay. The Boracay and Palawan hotels are still under negotiation.


TAQA Arabia considers establishing new 50MW-capacity solar power plant
dailynewsegypt.com 10 Jul, 2016
TAQA Arabia is considering establishing a new 50 MW-capacity solar power plant, in addition to the other 50 MW-capacity solar power plant the company seeks to implement in Aswan at a cost of $75m. TAQA Arabia for Solar Energy signed a contract with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission company and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) to split the EGP 40m-project to connect solar energy facilities to the national electricity grid.


Carlson Rezidor signs four new hotels in Africa
hoteliermiddleeast.com 10 Jul, 2016
Carlson Rezidor has accelerated its growth strategy in Africa, with five Radisson Blu hotels opened in the first six months of 2016 and four new hotels signed including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. In 2016, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opened five Radisson Blu properties serving the upper-upscale segment: Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill in Kenya (271 rooms); Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carré Eden in Morocco (198 rooms); Radisson Blu Residence with 187 luxury hotel apartments in Maputo, Mozambique (the group’s first residence concept in Africa); Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport, Ivory Coast (261 rooms) and Radisson Blu Hotel 2 Février in Lomé (320 rooms). The group also signed a new Radisson Blu Hotel Harare in Zimbabwe (245 rooms), a Radisson Blu Hotel in Durban Umhlanga (207 rooms) and a Park Inn by Radisson in Quatre Bornes, the new commercial hub of Mauritius.


Plans for wood pellet manufacturing plant gets grant
washingtontimes.com 09 Jul, 2016
Plans for a wood pellet manufacturing plant in northern Vermont are benefiting from a state community development grant. Around $550,000 has been awarded to the town of Lunenberg, which will lend the money to Kingdom Pellets. The Kingdom Pellets plans to transform a former paper mill in the Village Gilman into a wood pellet manufacturing plant.


Preliminary work on Tucson road project begins next week
heraldcourier.com 09 Jul, 2016
Preliminary work on a major road interchange project in Marana on the Tucson area’s northwest side begins on 11th July, 2016. The $20 million project will include building a new bridge and interchange to carry Ina Road over the Union Pacific railroad tracks and widening both Ina Road and I-10.


A mining company plans to construct a $10 million railroad terminal near Tomah to ship fracking sand to new markets
greenfieldreporter.com 09 Jul, 2016
Smart Sand Inc. plans to construct a $10 million railroad loading terminal near Tomah to ship fracking sand to new markets. The company plans call for nearly 7 miles of looped track that could accommodate four trains longer than 1.5 miles. The facility will handle sand from the company’s 1,118-acre mine in nearby Oakdale. The State Department of Natural Resources has given its tentative OK for a wetlands permit but the company still needs U.S. Army Corp of Engineers approval.


Tokyo Gas to set up LNG joint venture in Vietnam
asia.nikkei.com 09 Jul, 2016
Tokyo Gas aims to expand into Vietnam to tap expected increases in demand for liquefied natural gas there through a partnership with local companies. The company will establish a joint venture with PetroVietnam Gas and others as soon as this month, investing several hundred million yen and securing a stake of around 10-20%. PetroVietnam Gas, a subsidiary of state-run Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, will hold a majority of the joint venture. Other partners are expected to include a local construction company.


Euro Tech Wins $6 Mln Contract to Install Wastewater Treatment, Scrubber Systems in China
consumereagle.com 09 Jul, 2016
Euro Tech Holdings Company, a distributor of water treatment equipment, its subsidiary, PACT Environmental Technology Company, won a contract valued at $6 million from a foreign mobile phone company for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of industrial wastewater treatment and scrubber systems. The systems will be installed at the OEM’s plants in Shanghai, Shenzen, and Zhengzhou in China.


HMSHost and Grab Partner to Expand to Restaurants in 80+ Airports
aviationpros.com 08 Jul, 2016
HMSHost and Grab have formed a North American partnership to greatly expand the availability of mobile food and beverage ordering for HMSHost restaurants in more than 80 airports across the continent. With this new travel industry alliance, HMSHost’s technology and tools will integrate with the existing technology of the Grab app to give travelers the unprecedented ability to order food from menus at many of the 300 brands and 2,000 restaurant locations that HMSHost operates. Currently, Grab offers mobile ordering at over 110 restaurants across 15 airports.


Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels to open a hotel in Leipzig at the beginning of 2017
indiainfoline.com 08 Jul, 2016
Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels will open a hotel in close proximity to Leipzig’s main station at the beginning of calendar 2017. The former ibis Hotel from the Accor Group will be converted in accordance with MEININGER standards. The building has a gross floor area of 4,102 sq m and will have 126 rooms and 404 beds available across 8 storeys. All the public spaces, such as the lobby, lounge, bar, breakfast room and terrace will be located on the ground floor of the building, as will the guest kitchen and games zone, which are also typical features of a MEININGER hotel.


Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital gets $50M for new cancer centre
cbc.ca 08 Jul, 2016
The Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital will have a new $50 million cancer treatment centre, which will specialize in immunotherapy, a relatively new method of treating cancer that is less invasive than chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The hospital, which is affiliated with the Université de Montréal, presented its draft plan to build the centre on 7th July, 2016. The centre received funding from both the federal and provincial government, as well as 40 private sector sponsors.


China to expand public-private partnerships
english.chinamil.com.cn 08 Jul, 2016
China’s State Council will expand its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in a bid to promote mass entrepreneurship and innovation. The PPP model facilitates cooperation between the government and businesses to use social capital for projects such as water conservation, transportation and environmental protection.


7-Eleven Adds 79 C-Stores Through Acquisition
cspdailynews.com 08 Jul, 2016
7-Eleven Inc. closed on its purchase of 79 convenience stores from CST Brands while CST resolved a related fuel-supply issue with CrossAmerica Partners LP. Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SEI Fuel Services Inc., acquired the c-stores in California and Wyoming for $408 million plus adjustments for inventory and working capital. With the closing of this transaction, CST Brands expects to realize a tax benefit from the completion of a like-kind exchange strategy with its acquisition of the Flash Foods properties in Georgia and Florida that closed earlier this year. CST Brands anticipates using the majority of the cash proceeds from the sale to pay down debt under CST’s revolving credit facility.


Porsche opens new plant for 8-cylinder engines
motorauthority.com 08 Jul, 2016
Porsche has opened a new engine plant at Porsches main facility in Zuffenhausen, Germany. The facility has the capacity to build 200 engines per day and there will be two engines built at the plant initially, one gasoline and another diesel.


Agrium Inc Adding 18 Retail Stores To Its Portfolio
marketexclusive.com 08 Jul, 2016
Agrium Inc. is expanding its retail footprint with a deal to acquire more than a dozen stores from Cargill, a privately-held firm. The stores that Agrium is acquiring from Cargill are located across the corn belt in the northern United States. Agrium Inc’s portfolio currently includes over 1,400 retail locations and it also has plants, terminals and distribution centers across North America, South America and Australia.


China😄 Plastics Announces Commissioning Ceremony to Celebrate New Manufacturing Facility in Sichuan
finance.yahoo.com 08 Jul, 2016
China😄 Plastics Company, a specialty chemical company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of polymer composite materials primarily for automotive applications, has held a commissioning ceremony on July 7th, 2016 at its new Sichuan manufacturing facility.


2 new hotels planned for Butler County
journal-news.com 08 Jul, 2016
A developer is planning to bring two hotels to the corner of Cox Road and Liberty Way in a project with a total estimated cost of between $30 million and $34 million. The Fields at Liberty Way, a 13.35-acre development, is likely to include a 98,040-square-foot, 156-room Hyatt House extended stay hotel, and a 68,200-square-foot, 116-room Holiday Inn Express. Property acquisition for both sites is in its final stages. Site work on Holiday Inn Express on 2.2 acres, is expected to start in October and be completed a year later. It will be developed by Beavercreek-based Middletown Hotel Management. Work on the four-story Hyatt House site is expected to start sometime in 2017 and finish in 2018.


Duke Energy gets green light to build 17-MW solar power plant at Crane naval station

finance.yahoo.com 08 Jul, 2016
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a settlement agreement between the Duke Energy and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to build the 17 MW solar plant, which will be established on 145 acres at Naval Support Activity Crane. Construction activity will begin this month, with installation of approximately 76,000 solar panels. The power plant is expected to start sending solar energy to the grid by early 2017.


Apparel Training Centre Set up in Kaduna (Nigeria) for Promoting Skill Development in Apparel Manufacturing
pib.nic.in 08 Jul, 2016
An Apparel Training Centre has been established in Kaduna, Nigeria under the Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (Cotton TAP) for Africa which is being implemented by Department of Commerce, Government of India under 2nd India Africa Forum Summit. This is a first of its kind centre in Nigeria set up in partnership with Government of Nigeria. The centre has been inaugurated on 22nd June, 2016.


Cary Village Board OKs engineering contract for wastewater plant improvements

nwherald.com 08 Jul, 2016
The Cary Village Board approved a contract on 5th July, 2016 for engineering design for its planned wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The contract approved with Joliet’s Strand Associates Inc. is for $167,000, with an authorization for a 10 percent increase in the contract if there are unforeseen changes in scope. Strand Associates, which completed a feasibility study for Cary in April 2016, will complete the final design and preparation of contract documents for construction on the project. Bids for the construction phase will open in June 2017, and the project will be completed in October 2018. The new phosphorous limits will be met by October 2019.


Cipla to launch South Africa’s first Biotech manufacturing facility
indiainfoline.com 08 Jul, 2016
Cipla’s proposed biotech subsidiary in South Africa will invest over R1.3 billion in the state-of-the-art biotech manufacturing facility to be established in the Department of Trade and Industries Special Economic Zone of Dube Tradeport in Durban. The facility will manufacture biosimilar drugs made from living organisms and used in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2017, with full operations expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018.


GSP secures offshore drilling contract
africanmanager.com 08 Jul, 2016
Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP), Romanian provider of offshore integrated services for oil and gas industry has been awarded an offshore drilling contract in Tunisia. The contract has been awarded by Numhyd, a jointly owned and managed oil company, founded by the Tunisian Company of Petroleum Activities (ETAP) and The Algerian National Oil Company (SONATRACH), who each own 50%. Drilling operations will be carried out with the GSP Jupiter, a cantilever type Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU).


Vedanta to invest $1 billion in Gamesberg mine project by 2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com 08 Jul, 2016

Vedanta Resources will invest a total $1 billion in its Gamsberg mine project in South Africa. Development of the project has been announced in November 2014, which included development of 4 MTPA open pit zinc mine, concentrator plant and associated infrastructure. The company expects ore production to start from 2018 with 9-12 month ramp-up to full production.


South Africa Firm to Set Up Furniture Centre in Dar
allafrica.com 08 Jul, 2016
Bravo Group plans to establish a Sh21.6 billion, furniture factory Dar es Salaam this year. The company has 14 factories in South Africa while other factories are in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia and plans are underway to open a branch in Ethiopia.


Lancaster firm wins £3.5m contract
inthebay.co.uk 08 Jul, 2016
A Lancaster-based construction group has won a £3.5m contract to develop a sports facility in Kendal. The project will deliver outstanding purpose-built training facilities to help the community-focused club develop the players of the future.


HCA East Florida to invest $650M in hospitals: 8 improvements and expansions

beckershospitalreview.com 08 Jul, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based HCA East Florida, a Hospital Corporation Association subsidiary, will invest $650 million in its Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie County facilities. Improvements and expansions will take place over the next three years. HCA East Florida is comprised of 14 affiliated hospitals and multiple ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers, physician practices, four freestanding emergency departments, a supply chain center and an integrated regional laboratory.


Spain’s Elecnor intends to invest USD 300m in Brazilian PV project
renewables.seenews.com 08 Jul, 2016
Elecnor SA plans to invest more than USD 301m in a solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Brazilian state of Piaui. Brazilian firm Celeo Redes Brasil, Elecnor’s local unit, will be the one to implement the project in the municipality of Sao Joao do Piaui. The firm intends to participate with this project in the federal energy auction scheduled for 28th October, 2016. If successful at the tender, the plant shall be up and running by the second half of 2019.


Monsanto and Microsoft to Invest in Agricultural Technology in Brazil
potatobusiness.com 08 Jul, 2016
Monsanto Co and Microsoft Corp announced a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil. Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund with up to 300m reais, managed by Microsoft and aimed at the evaluation of ideas for new digital tools to be applied to agricultural production in the country. Selected ideas will receive initial funding of up to 1.5m reais for early development. Project owners will have the option of paying back the investment after three years or converting the money into equity.


Renewable Energy Systems Agrees To Construct & Operate 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility
cleantechnica.com 08 Jul, 2016
Renewable Energy Systems will construct and operate the 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility. The facility will be developed in Dawson County, Texas, and will be owned by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. Construction is expected to start sometime this month, and upon expected completion in mid-2017, the facility will be made up of 410,000 solar PV panels, and its 102 MW will generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent needs of approximately 26,000 US homes.


GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jafza
span style=”color:#800000;”> khaleejtimes.com 08 Jul, 2016
GAC Dubai’s contract logistics arm has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone as part of the company’s continued investment and growth strategy. The ground-plus-two-floor-mezzanine adds 800sqm to the co-packing area, making 1,800sqm of space available for printing, labelling, kitting and product assembly services. The facility also includes two new temperature-controlled cleanrooms.


Air Products cuts ribbon and inaugurates largest SMR facility in Canada
gasworld.com 08 Jul, 2016
Tier One corporation Air Products and its subsidiary Air Products Canada, has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially inaugurate its $300m, 175,000 Nm3/h hydrogen (H2) production facility in Saskatchewan. The facility is linked to the company’s existing H2 pipeline network which supplies refiners, upgraders, chemical processors and other industries in the Alberta Industrial Heartland region.


Imec opens photonics R&D facility in Florida
newelectronics.co.uk 08 Jul, 2016
Imec has opened a facility in Florida that will focus on photonics and high-speed electronics IC design. As part of the move, the firm has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Central Florida, Osceola County and the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research that will establish fab facilities for the development and production of III-V-on-silicon solutions for a broad range of applications. Imec Florida’s initial focus will be R&D into high speed electronics and photonics solutions, starting with IC design research for such applications as THz and LIDAR sensors and imagers.


Daifuku North America planning new facility in Novi, adding 85 jobs
theoaklandpress.com 08 Jul, 2016
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that Daifuku North America Holding Company, a manufacturer of automation and material handling systems, is planning a new headquarters facility in Novi by investing $15 million. For the project, the company will receive a $700,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant plus a property tax abatement from the city of Novi.


Little Potato Company celebrates first build in US
freshplaza.com 08 Jul, 2016
Canada’s Little Potato Company has begun its expansion in the United States with construction of a new facility in Wisconsin. When completed, the building will include 11,730 square feet of office space and 121,000 square feet of warehouse and processing space as well as expandable cooler space. The facility will be used to wash, sort and pack the company’s little potatoes. The facility is being developed and constructed by Ryan Companies through its Great Lakes Region, (with headquarters in Milwaukee and Naperville, IL) and is slated to open in early 2017.


BFGoodrich to expand its warehouse
Tuscaloosanews.com 08 Jul, 2016
BFGoodrich will spend $8 million to expand the warehouse at its tire plant in Tuscaloosa. With the expansion, the plant’s storage facility will grow from 29,000 to 92,000 square feet of space, a more than a 215 percent increase in square footage. The expanded warehouse will provide more than nine times the storage capacity. Construction on the expansion is expected to be completed early next year and be fully operational by the second quarter of 2017.


New tea processing plant to open in Georgia’s west
agenda.ge 08 Jul, 2016
Georgia is stepping up its efforts to encourage development of tea production in the country. A new tea processing plant will be built in the village Laituri, in Georgia’s Ozurgeti region within the Georgian Tea Plantation Rehabilitation state program. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system will be launched in the new tea processing plant. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.


Siemens Awarded Wind Turbine Contract For 324 MW In New Mexico & Texas

cleantechnica.com 08 Jul, 2016
Siemens has been awarded a wind turbine contract to supply 324 MW to adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Siemens will provide 141 of its SWT-2.3-108 turbines to Pattern Energy Group, which is developing the 324 MW Broadview Wind project, combining two adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Construction is already underway, and Siemens expects to begin installing the turbines this month.


Tokyo Gas to set up LNG joint venture in Vietnam
asia.nikkei.com 09 Jul, 2016
Tokyo Gas aims to expand into Vietnam to tap expected increases in demand for liquefied natural gas there through a partnership with local companies. The company will establish a joint venture with PetroVietnam Gas and others as soon as this month, investing several hundred million yen and securing a stake of around 10-20%. PetroVietnam Gas, a subsidiary of state-run Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, will hold a majority of the joint venture. Other partners are expected to include a local construction company.


Euro Tech Wins $6 Mln Contract to Install Wastewater Treatment, Scrubber Systems in China
consumereagle.com 09 Jul, 2016
Euro Tech Holdings Company, a distributor of water treatment equipment, its subsidiary, PACT Environmental Technology Company, won a contract valued at $6 million from a foreign mobile phone company for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of industrial wastewater treatment and scrubber systems. The systems will be installed at the OEM’s plants in Shanghai, Shenzen, and Zhengzhou in China.


Duke Energy gets green light to build 17-MW solar power plant at Crane naval station

finance.yahoo.com 08 Jul, 2016
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a settlement agreement between the Duke Energy and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to build the 17 MW solar plant, which will be established on 145 acres at Naval Support Activity Crane. Construction activity will begin this month, with installation of approximately 76,000 solar panels. The power plant is expected to start sending solar energy to the grid by early 2017.


Apparel Training Centre Set up in Kaduna (Nigeria) for Promoting Skill Development in Apparel Manufacturing
pib.nic.in 08 Jul, 2016
An Apparel Training Centre has been established in Kaduna, Nigeria under the Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (Cotton TAP) for Africa which is being implemented by Department of Commerce, Government of India under 2nd India Africa Forum Summit. This is a first of its kind centre in Nigeria set up in partnership with Government of Nigeria. The centre has been inaugurated on 22nd June, 2016.


Cary Village Board OKs engineering contract for wastewater plant improvements

nwherald.com 08 Jul, 2016
The Cary Village Board approved a contract on 5th July, 2016 for engineering design for its planned wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The contract approved with Joliet’s Strand Associates Inc. is for $167,000, with an authorization for a 10 percent increase in the contract if there are unforeseen changes in scope. Strand Associates, which completed a feasibility study for Cary in April 2016, will complete the final design and preparation of contract documents for construction on the project. Bids for the construction phase will open in June 2017, and the project will be completed in October 2018. The new phosphorous limits will be met by October 2019.


Cipla to launch South Africa’s first Biotech manufacturing facility
indiainfoline.com 08 Jul, 2016
Cipla’s proposed biotech subsidiary in South Africa will invest over R1.3 billion in the state-of-the-art biotech manufacturing facility to be established in the Department of Trade and Industries Special Economic Zone of Dube Tradeport in Durban. The facility will manufacture biosimilar drugs made from living organisms and used in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2017, with full operations expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018.


GSP secures offshore drilling contract
africanmanager.com 08 Jul, 2016
Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP), Romanian provider of offshore integrated services for oil and gas industry has been awarded an offshore drilling contract in Tunisia. The contract has been awarded by Numhyd, a jointly owned and managed oil company, founded by the Tunisian Company of Petroleum Activities (ETAP) and The Algerian National Oil Company (SONATRACH), who each own 50%. Drilling operations will be carried out with the GSP Jupiter, a cantilever type Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU).


Vedanta to invest $1 billion in Gamesberg mine project by 2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com 08 Jul, 2016

Vedanta Resources will invest a total $1 billion in its Gamsberg mine project in South Africa. Development of the project has been announced in November 2014, which included development of 4 MTPA open pit zinc mine, concentrator plant and associated infrastructure. The company expects ore production to start from 2018 with 9-12 month ramp-up to full production.


South Africa Firm to Set Up Furniture Centre in Dar
allafrica.com 08 Jul, 2016
Bravo Group plans to establish a Sh21.6 billion, furniture factory Dar es Salaam this year. The company has 14 factories in South Africa while other factories are in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia and plans are underway to open a branch in Ethiopia.


Lancaster firm wins £3.5m contract
inthebay.co.uk 08 Jul, 2016
A Lancaster-based construction group has won a £3.5m contract to develop a sports facility in Kendal. The project will deliver outstanding purpose-built training facilities to help the community-focused club develop the players of the future.


HCA East Florida to invest $650M in hospitals: 8 improvements and expansions

beckershospitalreview.com 08 Jul, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based HCA East Florida, a Hospital Corporation Association subsidiary, will invest $650 million in its Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie County facilities. Improvements and expansions will take place over the next three years. HCA East Florida is comprised of 14 affiliated hospitals and multiple ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers, physician practices, four freestanding emergency departments, a supply chain center and an integrated regional laboratory.


Spain’s Elecnor intends to invest USD 300m in Brazilian PV project
renewables.seenews.com 08 Jul, 2016
Elecnor SA plans to invest more than USD 301m in a solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Brazilian state of Piaui. Brazilian firm Celeo Redes Brasil, Elecnor’s local unit, will be the one to implement the project in the municipality of Sao Joao do Piaui. The firm intends to participate with this project in the federal energy auction scheduled for 28th October, 2016. If successful at the tender, the plant shall be up and running by the second half of 2019.


Monsanto and Microsoft to Invest in Agricultural Technology in Brazil
potatobusiness.com 08 Jul, 2016
Monsanto Co and Microsoft Corp announced a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil. Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund with up to 300m reais, managed by Microsoft and aimed at the evaluation of ideas for new digital tools to be applied to agricultural production in the country. Selected ideas will receive initial funding of up to 1.5m reais for early development. Project owners will have the option of paying back the investment after three years or converting the money into equity.


Renewable Energy Systems Agrees To Construct & Operate 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility
cleantechnica.com 08 Jul, 2016
Renewable Energy Systems will construct and operate the 102 MW Lamesa Solar Facility. The facility will be developed in Dawson County, Texas, and will be owned by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. Construction is expected to start sometime this month, and upon expected completion in mid-2017, the facility will be made up of 410,000 solar PV panels, and its 102 MW will generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent needs of approximately 26,000 US homes.


GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jafza
span style=”color:#800000;”> khaleejtimes.com 08 Jul, 2016
GAC Dubai’s contract logistics arm has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone as part of the company’s continued investment and growth strategy. The ground-plus-two-floor-mezzanine adds 800sqm to the co-packing area, making 1,800sqm of space available for printing, labelling, kitting and product assembly services. The facility also includes two new temperature-controlled cleanrooms.


Air Products cuts ribbon and inaugurates largest SMR facility in Canada
gasworld.com 08 Jul, 2016
Tier One corporation Air Products and its subsidiary Air Products Canada, has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially inaugurate its $300m, 175,000 Nm3/h hydrogen (H2) production facility in Saskatchewan. The facility is linked to the company’s existing H2 pipeline network which supplies refiners, upgraders, chemical processors and other industries in the Alberta Industrial Heartland region.


Imec opens photonics R&D facility in Florida
newelectronics.co.uk 08 Jul, 2016
Imec has opened a facility in Florida that will focus on photonics and high-speed electronics IC design. As part of the move, the firm has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Central Florida, Osceola County and the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research that will establish fab facilities for the development and production of III-V-on-silicon solutions for a broad range of applications. Imec Florida’s initial focus will be R&D into high speed electronics and photonics solutions, starting with IC design research for such applications as THz and LIDAR sensors and imagers.


Daifuku North America planning new facility in Novi, adding 85 jobs
theoaklandpress.com 08 Jul, 2016
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that Daifuku North America Holding Company, a manufacturer of automation and material handling systems, is planning a new headquarters facility in Novi by investing $15 million. For the project, the company will receive a $700,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant plus a property tax abatement from the city of Novi.


Little Potato Company celebrates first build in US
freshplaza.com 08 Jul, 2016
Canada’s Little Potato Company has begun its expansion in the United States with construction of a new facility in Wisconsin. When completed, the building will include 11,730 square feet of office space and 121,000 square feet of warehouse and processing space as well as expandable cooler space. The facility will be used to wash, sort and pack the company’s little potatoes. The facility is being developed and constructed by Ryan Companies through its Great Lakes Region, (with headquarters in Milwaukee and Naperville, IL) and is slated to open in early 2017.


BFGoodrich to expand its warehouse
Tuscaloosanews.com 08 Jul, 2016
BFGoodrich will spend $8 million to expand the warehouse at its tire plant in Tuscaloosa. With the expansion, the plant’s storage facility will grow from 29,000 to 92,000 square feet of space, a more than a 215 percent increase in square footage. The expanded warehouse will provide more than nine times the storage capacity. Construction on the expansion is expected to be completed early next year and be fully operational by the second quarter of 2017.


New tea processing plant to open in Georgia’s west
agenda.ge 08 Jul, 2016
Georgia is stepping up its efforts to encourage development of tea production in the country. A new tea processing plant will be built in the village Laituri, in Georgia’s Ozurgeti region within the Georgian Tea Plantation Rehabilitation state program. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system will be launched in the new tea processing plant. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.


Siemens Awarded Wind Turbine Contract For 324 MW In New Mexico & Texas

cleantechnica.com 08 Jul, 2016
Siemens has been awarded a wind turbine contract to supply 324 MW to adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Siemens will provide 141 of its SWT-2.3-108 turbines to Pattern Energy Group, which is developing the 324 MW Broadview Wind project, combining two adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Construction is already underway, and Siemens expects to begin installing the turbines this month.


Toray to boost automotive plastics capacity in South Korea
asia.nikkei.com 07 Jul, 2016
Toray Industries, a chemical maker intends to nearly double the plant’s production capacity for high-performance plastics used in autoparts by 2018. The company will spend around 9 billion yen to boost capacity for polyphenylene sulfide, or PPS, resin at a subsidiary’s factory in Gunsan to around 16,000 tons yearly from 8,600 currently.


Argentinas govt to invest $14bn in railway projects
emis.com 07 Jul, 2016
Argentina’s government will reportedly invest $14 billion under a six-year railway transport modernisation and expansion programme. The programme concerns investments in rolling stock and in infrastructure including transfer railway stations, signalling and railway safety and security projects. It includes metropolitan schemes, as well as routes to Mar del Plata and Rosario. Details of the programme are likely to be announced soon.


ADS Expands Manufacturing Footprint with New Plant in Harrisonville, MO

finance.yahoo.com 07 Jul, 2016
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., manufacturer of water management products and solutions for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications, scheduled to build a new pipe manufacturing plant in Harrisonville, Missouri. The 65,000 square-foot plant is scheduled to open during the first half of 2017 and will produce the company’s single and dual wall, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene pipe.


Alexion announces new €100 m facility in Athlone
irishtimes.com 07 Jul, 2016
Alexion Pharmaceuticals will construct a new €100 million manufacturing facility in Athlone. The planned biologics unit will be an expansion of its current operation in the town and will double the overall number of employees. The Athlone site currently houses a vial fill-finish facility and the company is also building a large-scale bulk biologics manufacturing facility in Dublin.


Port Logistics Group Opens New 315,000 Sq. Ft. Facility in Savannah, GA
prnewswire.com 07 Jul, 2016
Port Logistics Group has opened a brand new 315,000 square foot facility to expand its presence in the Savannah gateway. The new facility at 47 Sonny Perdue Drive within the CenterPoint Intermodal Center (CIC) will provide multi-client logistics space for existing PLG customers and capacity for growth in this quickly expanding market.


Solvay to set up hydrogen peroxide unit at pulp mill site in Brazil
business-standard.com 07 Jul, 2016
Solvay and its affiliate Peroxidos do Brasil have agreed with Suzano Papel e Celulose to build a small dedicated hydrogen peroxide production unit using Solvay’s myH2O2 technology, at Suzano’s pulp mill site in Imperatriz (Maranhao, Brazil).


Premium Brands Holdings Corporation announces plans to build a sandwich production facility in Phoenix, AZ
finance.yahoo.com 07 Jul, 2016
Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, marketer and distributor of specialty food products, plans to build a 212,000 square foot, state-of-the-art sandwich assembly facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The construction of the facility, which is expected to cost US$29.0 million, will consist of modifying a newly constructed leased facility to allow for the installation of up to 16 high speed sandwich assembly lines. The facility is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2017.


Pfizer planning expansion of Irish manufacturing facility
biopharmadive.com 07 Jul, 2016
Pfizer is planning a major expansion of its Grange Castle manufacturing facility in Clondalkin, Ireland. The expansion currently under consideration will add nearly 35,000 square feet to the former Wyeth site. The company has already made significant investments in the Grange Castle and nearby Ringaskiddy facilities, spending $330 million on the two sites in recent years.


Ineos To Expand Ethyl Acetate Production Capacity At Hull Facility
chemengonline.com 07 Jul, 2016
INEOS Oxide is embarking on a multi-million pound expansion of its Hull manufacturing facility to increase production of Ethyl Acetate (EtAc) by 100,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). It is expected that the additional capacity will be available by the end of next year.


Mann Packing to build 113,000 square foot cold storage facility
thecalifornian.com 07 Jul, 2016
Mann Packing is building a new shipping, cooling facility and an office space in Salinas. The facility is expected to be about 113,000 square feet, spread over 21 acres of land. The firm is in the final stages of purchasing the land from Uni-Kool Partners, the Salinas-based crop preparation company. An initial blueprint of the facility has been submitted to the city in mid-May and the revised drafted, that includes suggested changes, is expected to be submitted later this month. The project’s architect is the Salinas-based Belli Architectural Group, and Gilroy firm Ruggeri-Jensen-Azar is handling the project’s engineering work.


Marriott Hotels set to open deluxe new beach resort in Hainan, China
hospitalitybizindia.com 07 Jul, 2016
Marriott International is set to open a 144-room, Xiangshui Bay Marriott Resort and Spa, a new beach resort under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand on Southern China’s tropical holiday island of Hainan. Opening in two phases, the final phase is scheduled to get completed in early 2017.


Valley Natural Foods to open meat processing plant in Northfield
southernminn.com 07 Jul, 2016
Valley Natural Foods will open a Valley Natural Meats, Inc., a $2 million wholesale meat processing plant, in Northfield. The facility will feature a 4,400-square-foot Minnesota Department of Agriculture-and organic-certified meat processing plant and 4,000-square-foot holding barn and it will also manufacture specialty and smoked and cured meats, jerky, hams and sausages for wholesale and retail customers. Phase one construction will begin in August and is expected to be completed and operational in November. Phase two operations, planned for 2017, will include becoming United States Department of Agriculture-certified to allow the sale of products outside of Minnesota and the processing of lamb and goats. Long-term processing of deer and bison is planned for 2018.


Double Canyon to Build New Winemaking Facility
prnewswire.com 07 Jul, 2016
Double Canyon, a wine brand focused on producing Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills appellation will break ground on a 47,000-square-foot, new winemaking facility in West Richland, Washington in mid-August. Anticipated to be complete by August 2017, the initial production capacity will be approximately 50,000 cases, with the opportunity to grow significantly further.


Dow building Styrofoam plant in Idaho
plasticsnews.com 07 Jul, 2016
Dow Chemical Co. will build a 60,000-square-foot, new manufacturing plant for its Styrofoam brand of extruded polystyrene insulation in Burley, Idaho. The plant is scheduled to come on line in early 2018.


Bostik Opens New Manufacturing Plant in Sweden
span style=”color:#800000;”> bostik.com 07 Jul, 2016
Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, has developed its cementitious product manufacturing capacities, based on its world-class Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) technology, with the opening of a new plant in Helsingborg, Sweden. The facility enlarges the firm’s manufacturing footprint in Europe and will produce a variety of cement-based construction products including tile adhesives, mortars and flooring products, including the firm’s renowned Bostik 1055 Fiber Maxi floor screed.


Japanese companies set to invest up to $9bn in Argentina
emis.com 07 Jul, 2016
Japanese companies are set to invest between $6 billion and $9 billion in Argentina over the next three years in sectors ranging from mining and energy to agriculture. The two countries will sign this year an agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments in a move to support these plans. Currently, the Japanese investments in Argentina total some $100 million per year, and there is an aim to lift them to between $2 billion and $3 billion in each of the next three years.


U3O8 Corp- MOU signed for Argentina nuclear power plant construction
reuters.com 07 Jul, 2016
U3O8 Corp has signed an MoU regarding financing and construction of Argentina’s 4th and 5th nuclear power plants. Chinese banks will contribute 85% of total estimated cost of US$15 billion for construction of plants.


RLHC Announces New Convention Center Hotel in Billings, Montana
globenewswire.com 07 Jul, 2016
RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) has agreed to open a new franchised Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Montana. This is the seventh RLHC property in Montana, and it is set to open in October 2016. The Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center featuring 230 guest rooms, will offer amenities appealing to business and leisure travelers alike and it will also include 26,000 sq. feet of meetings and convention space, an indoor pool with multiple water slides, a restaurant and lounge, fitness center and guest laundry.


Troy planners approve new Hilton hotel
timesunion.com 07 Jul, 2016
The Troy Planning Commission unanimously approved a 10,386-square-foot, 98-room Hilton hotel in downtown Troy. The Syracuse office of Colonie-based Clough Harbor Associates is working on the project for Visions Hotels, a company that manages 39 hotels around the state including the Fairfield Inn on State Street in Albany.


Vaquero Midstream successfully commissions Texan natural gas plant
energyglobal.com 06 Jul, 2016
Vaquero Midstream has commissioned its Caymus I natural gas processing facility in Pecos County, Texas. The recently completed construction of a tailored UOP Russell 200 million ft3/d cryogenic processing plant, located on 330 acres, allows for future expansions of 4 additional 200 million ft3/d processing trains. A Vaquero-owned and dedicated electrical substation with direct connect to a 138 kVA transmission line offers continuous, uninterrupted power service to the facility.


LED lighting manufacturer to invest $6.6M in new facility near Kalamazoo
mibiz.com 06 Jul, 2016
TecNiq Inc. will invest $6.6 million in the construction of a new 100,000-square-foot production facility in Comstock Charter Township. The manufacturer of LED lighting products for fleet vehicles, construction trailers and other applications, expects to hire an additional 120 workers as a result of the expansion.


Tata Motors-owned JLR opens new £20M tech centre for SV operations

auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 06 Jul, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) on 6th July, 2016 officially opened its new Technical Centre. The 20,000 sq metre, facility will house manufacturing, paint, technical and customer commissioning and presentation zones.


Acciona, Windlab to build 96 MW of wind in Victoria
renewables.seenews.com 06 Jul, 2016
Spanish firm Acciona SA and Canberra-based Windlab will build two wind farms in the Australian state of Victoria and sell the renewable energy certificates to the Andrews Labor Government. The 66-MW Mt Gellibrand and 30-MW Katia wind projects, by Acciona and Windlab respectively, have won a tender for green certificates launched by the state government. The farms will bring AUD 220 million of new investment and, upon completion, produce as much power as 80,000 homes consume.


Petronet LNG plans Rs 5K cr terminal in Bangladesh
smartinvestor.business-standard.com 06 Jul, 2016

Petronet LNG plans to set up a Rs. 5,000 crore, 5 million tons per annum capacity liquefied natural gas LNG import terminal at Kutubdia islands in Bangladesh. The terminal, to be set up on the build-own-operate basis, will supply gas to power plants. Besides Bangladesh, the firm has also proposed to set up 1 MT LNG terminal in Sri Lanka to meet local demand.


Yanfeng Automotive to invest $70M in Laurens County
indexjournal.com 06 Jul, 2016
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, supplier of automotive interior components, is establishing a $71 million, manufacturing plant at 101 International Blvd in Fountain Inn, Laurens County. The company will supply BMW with interior components including door and instrument panels and floor consoles for multiple models.


Teligent, Inc. Advances $50 Million Facility Expansion
prnewswire.com 06 Jul, 2016
Teligent, Inc, a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, recently held the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the ongoing expansion of its manufacturing and research and development complex in Buena, New Jersey. The $45-50 million project will increase the facility’s footprint by more than 75,000 square feet, a 200% increase to current operations. Once completed, the expansion will include the installation of a new isolator-based sterile injectable manufacturing suite and will deliver a significant increase to the company’s manufacturing capacity for topical pharmaceutical products.


Lifeways starts construction on psychiatric care facility in Hermiston
eastoregonian.com 06 Jul, 2016
Lifeways, which provides mental health and addiction services, broke ground on the new 16-bed Aspen Springs facility on 6th July, 2016. The project’s construction budget is expected to run to about $4.3 million, with an annual operating cost of about $2.8 million. Financing of the project is being handled by Zions Bank, design by Pinnacle Architecture and construction by W.C. Construction and various local subcontractors. The facility is expected to become operational in spring 2017.


NTE Energy announces power plant plans in Rockingham County
wxii12.com 06 Jul, 2016
NTE Energy have begun the permitting process to build the 500 MW, natural gas-fired combined cycle plant at Reidsville Energy Center in Rockingham County at an estimated total investment of more than $450 million. If the project is approved, construction could begin as early as 2017.


Proctors to get $500K for power plant upgrade
timesunion.com 06 Jul, 2016
Proctors will use $500,000 in new state money to expand its heating/cooling plant and electricity-generating facility, called Marquee Power. The expansion will allow the firm to increase the number of users served by Marquee Power, which supplies electricity to Proctors and heating and cooling to nearby businesses including the Hampton Inn, the YMCA Wink, the Parker Inn and Transfinder’s corporate headquarters.


JGC Awarded Contract For A Power Plant Construction Project In The Philippines

chemengonline.com 06 Jul, 2016
JGC Corp, with JGC Philippines Inc., its subsidiary in the Philippines, has been awarded a lump-sum turnkey basis contract for the Phase II construction work for a coal-fired power plant construction project planned in the Sarangani Province, Mindanao, Philippines, by Sarangani Energy Corp. The contract covers the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) services for the Phase II construction work (105 MW x 1 train) for a coal-fired power plant with a capacity of 210 MW (105 MW x 2 trains). The project is scheduled for completion in April 2019.


Harris Pye wins Fellside Power Station contract
energyglobal.com 06 Jul, 2016
The Harris Pye Engineering Group has won a turnkey contract from PX to modify the combustion system at Fellside Power Station in Cumbria. The 188 MW Fellside CHP plant provides critical process steam to the adjacent Sellafield nuclear reprocessing facility, and exports electricity to Sellafield and onto the National Grid.


HoSt begins construction at Suffolk biogas plant
power-technology.com 06 Jul, 2016
European bioenergy system supplier HoSt has commenced construction at a new biogas plant in Suffolk, England. As part of the project, a new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant is being built, which will use different biomass streams. The new plant will manage a flexible input menu, including corn silage, liquid manure, and sugar beet pulp. In addition, the project includes modernisation of the biogas plant to a biomethane plant with gas to grid injection. Work includes a HoSt mixing or dosing feeder (80m3), a PreMix system, a manure silo, a push floor (120m3), two digester tanks (ø 25m * 8m), an after-digester (ø 18m * 8m) screw press separator, and a 500kWe CHP system. The plant will have the capacity to generate 40GWh of biomethane and 4,000Mwh of electricity.


City OKs expansion of sewage treatment plant
morrisherald-news.com 06 Jul, 2016
Expansion to the East Side sewage treatment plant will move forward after the Morris City Council agreed on 5th July, 2016 to spend about $2 million on the project. The council unanimously approved the project from Leander Construction from Canton, which was the lowest of the nine bidders.


Pattern Energy Group to develop 600 MW wind project in Maine
greentechlead.com 06 Jul, 2016
Pattern Energy Group has acquired from SunEdison the development rights to the proposed 600 MW King Pine Wind power project, currently under development in north-eastern Maine, located in Aroostook and Penobscot Counties. The project will utilize 174 turbines and will interconnect to the ISO New England at Emera Maine’s proposed 345 kV Hammond substation. The project is expected to begin full construction in 2018 and reach commercial operation in 2020.


PHG Energy Tennesee waste gasification project progressing
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PHG Energy is constructing a waste gasification plant at the city of Lebanon, Tennessee. Construction on the support tower is underway, and the project is expected to be commissioned by October 2016.


$240 Million Pork Plant Opening In Iowa
rttnews.com 06 Jul, 2016
Prestage Foods of Iowa LLC will build a $240 million pork processing plant in Wright County, Iowa. Construction of the plant is slated to begin in the fall of 2016, pending finalization of county and state approvals, with completion and first-shift operations beginning in mid-2018.


London black cab maker plans European expansion
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 06 Jul, 2016

The London Taxi Company, maker of the British capital’s distinctive black cabs, plans to ramp up production by the end of the decade and sell taxis and vans to other major European cities. The company is building a new plant close to its existing factory in Coventry, central England and it is aimed to produce around 10,000 cabs and light commercial vehicles a year by 2020.


Constellium to open a new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosì, Mexico, to supply automotive structural components
yourmetalnews.com 06 Jul, 2016
Constellium N.V. intends to open a new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico to produce aluminium automotive structural components. The firm plans to invest approximately $10 million in the 5,000 sq m facility, which may be expanded to 13,000 sq m in the future to adapt to customers’ supply needs. The facility is expected to start production in 2018.


Downer wins $250m contract extension
news.com.au 06 Jul, 2016
Downer EDI has won a $250 million, two-year extension for its mining services contract for Stanwell Corp’s Meandu coal mine in south east Queensland. The contract will now run until June 2020. Downer has also signed a technical services agreement, worth $2 million, with India’s Adani Enterprises for planning, design and project services at the group’s coal mines in that country.


Work has started on a multi-million pound high-tech facility in Bournemouth
worldconstructionnetwork.com 05 Jul, 2016

Stoford has commenced work on a new multi-million pound high-tech facility near Bournemouth Airport. The project includes the construction of a 15,000sq m unit, comprising 4,000sq m of offices and an 11,000sq m production unit, on a 10.64-acre site. Forward funding for the project has been concluded with Global Gate Capital, together with its simultaneous acquisition of a nine-acre site form Bournemouth airport operator and owner MAG Property.


City to start construction of waterlines for water treatment plant
lebanon-express.com 05 Jul, 2016
The city of Lebanon will begin construction of the supporting utilities for the new water treatment plant on 8th July, 2016. The project is expected to last through December and its scope includes potable and nonpotable waterline installations, sanitary sewer pipe installations, and storm drainage pipe installations.


Maynilad starts building STP in Muntinlupa
bworldonline.com 05 Jul, 2016
Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has started building a new 20 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City. Construction is targeted for completion by the second quarter of 2017, and the facility is expected to begin operations by September 2018.


S.Korea targets $37 bln in renewable energy investment by 2020
af.reuters.com 05 Jul, 2016
South Korea plans $36.65 billion in investment in renewable energy and related infrastructure by 2020 as part of efforts to meet its pledge at last year’s Paris climate summit to cut greenhouse emissions. Of the total, 30 trillion won will be spent by state utilities on solar and wind power generation with a combined 13 gigawatts of capacity by 2020, equivalent to twenty-six 500-MW coal-fired power plants. The investment plan also calls for 12 trillion won in upgrades to power transmission and energy storage systems.


KYOCERA opens manufacturing facility for industrial cutting tools in China
BS 05 Jul, 2016
Kyocera Corporation has completed a carbide inserts manufacturing facility in Ganzhou City Jiangxi Province, China. This is the fourth Kyocera manufacturing facility in China (Dongguan, Zhuhai and Shanghai), which enables fully integrated production for industrial cutting tools in the region.


Indonesia’s Pertamina eyes SPR storage facility for 25 mil barrels of crude
platts.com 05 Jul, 2016
Pertamina, an oil and gas company will seek partners to build a Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) of about 25 million barrels to ensure energy security. The third party will provide the crude. About 60% of the crude for the SPR storage is expected to come from domestic production and the rest from other sources. The SPR facility is expected to be built in one and half to two years. The company also plans to build storage capacity for 7.3 million kiloliters of oil products by 2020 from 4.8 million kl currently.


India wants to construct new rail line in Sri Lanka
thehindubusinessline.com 05 Jul, 2016

India wants to construct a new railway line from Trincomalee to Medawachchiya in Sri Lanka, estimated to be around $300 million. Using some of the concessional credit extended to Sri Lanka, railway PSU Ircon wants to upgrade the Anuradhapur-Omanthai section of the railway line in the Northern Province and it also wishes to upgrade Maho-Anuradhapura section, including new signalling and telecommunication works. India has been extending concessional line of credit to Sri Lanka to support various projects in the infrastructure sector, including railways.


Prysmian Group to invest $1.9M in expansion of Abbeville electrical cable plant

charlestonbusiness.com 05 Jul, 2016
Prysmian Group North America, manufacturer of electrical cables, plans to invest $1.9 million in its Abbeville facility. The plant features North America’s only Vertical Continuous Vulcanization manufacturing line, which is housed in a 373-foot-tall tower.


Rockspring and Goodman sign agreement to develop logistics facility in Barcelona

theloadstar.co.uk 05 Jul, 2016
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP has signed an agreement with Goodman, an industrial property group, to develop a 28,760 sqm logistics facility in Sant Esteve Sesrovires, near Barcelona. The grade-A logistics facility will provide 27,400 sqm of warehouse space, featuring 32 dock doors and 1,360 sqm of modern office space. Goodman will develop the new facility, with construction to start in August and completion expected by the end of March 2017. The property will be marketed and managed by Rockspring.


Universal To Expand Business, Opening 3 New Stores
thecostaricanews.com 05 Jul, 2016
Universal will expand its business and create 3 more stores in the country for the second half of the year. Universal is a chain of department stores dedicated to wholesale and retail, with a focus on six broad categories: library, toys, home, beauty, baby, and technology. There will be openings in Liberia, Central Avenue, and in the Escazu Village project, which will open its doors with an aggressive business proposal in distinct categories. All of these stores will add 50 thousand square meters by the end of the year.


Tlou To Develop 50 Megawatt Power Plant At Lesedi Project, Botswana
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Tlou Energy has been selected to develop a coal bed methane power plant at its Lesedi project in Botswana by the country’s Public Procurement & Asset Disposal Board, amid plans to increase its power output from the site. The company is awaiting full details from the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water in Botswana.


Posco builds $250m waste-to-power plant in Poland
biofuelsandbiomass.energy-business-review.com 05 Jul, 2016
Posco Engineering and Construction (Posco E&C) has completed the construction of a $250m, waste-to-power plant in Krakow, Poland. Following the completion of construction and trial operations carried out over the past seven months, the facility has been transferred to the owner, Krakowski Holding Komunalny.


Kyowa Exeo breaks ground on 1.14-MW PV park in Japan
renewables.seenews.com 05 Jul, 2016

Kyowa Exeo Corp has started construction of a 1.14-MW photovoltaic (PV) system in Kofu city, Yamanashi prefecture, spread over 17,000 sq. mtrs of land. Construction works are scheduled to finish around December 20, this year. Local company 3Crex Corp will be in charge of the design and construction of the plant.


Textile firm enters dairy business with Rs2b investment
tribune.com.pk 05 Jul, 2016
Interloop, socks manufacturer, has poured Rs. 2 billion into the dairy business and set up a new company named Interloop Dairies. It is going to launch its milk brand next year. Interloop Dairies is currently producing 45,000 litres of milk per day that will be enhanced to around 65,000 litres by the end of 2016. The company plans to inject another Rs. 500 million to expand the value chain by setting up a milk processing and bottling plant and building a distribution network to sell the milk in packaged form


ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih opens new steel products warehouse in central Ukraine

automotiveworld.com 05 Jul, 2016
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has opened a new steel products warehouse in Dnipro city, central Ukraine. The new 7000m² storage facility plans to ship more than 3,000 tonnes of steel products from Dnipro each month and it can hold up to 10,000 tonnes of steel products.


Michelin Will Build a $510 Million Tire Plant in Mexico
moderntiredealer.com 05 Jul, 2016
Michelin plans to build a consumer tire plant in León (Guanajuato state), Mexico. The construction of the 142,000-square-meter, $510 million plant is expected to begin in second-half 2016. Once completed, the plant will be ramped up gradually, with the first tires expected to come off the production line in fourth-quarter 2018. During the initial production phase, it is expected to manufacture 4 million to 5 million high performance passenger and light truck tires.


Siemens Healthineers and Dutch hospital ADRZ to jointly build and manage six new operating theaters
dotmed.com 05 Jul, 2016
Dutch hospital Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis (ADRZ), based in Goes, and Siemens Healthineers have signed an agreement to build and supply equipment for six operating theaters, including a hybrid OR. Siemens will build the new building complex with its partner companies Engie and Jan Snel. Under a Managed Equipment Service (MES) agreement, Siemens will also equip the new operating theaters with medical systems and service and update the equipment for ten years. Once the construction work is completed, Siemens will act as lessor, leasing both the new building and the medical systems to ADRZ. The new complex housing six operating theaters shall be completed in February 2017. The total project cost is more than EUR 10 million.


SIC to construct new hospital in Accra
graphic.com.gh 05 Jul, 2016
The State Insurance Company (SIC) is to construct a 49-bed hospital in Accra that will offer a one-stop healthcare delivery. Construction is expected to begin in August 2016. When completed, the hospital will have a medical gas plant, medical waste processor and all the major specialised medical departments in addition to a comprehensive diagnostic centre. The project is being constructed by Enraf Nonius, a UK-based firm, in partnership with some local construction firms.


Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces Three New Hotels to Global Portfolio

hospitalitynet.org 05 Jul, 2016
Interstate Hotels & Resorts has added three new hotels to its international portfolio, including the Company’s first entry into Germany. Building upon global relationships, the company will manage the hotels with development and lease partner Odyssey Hotel Group, based in the Netherlands, with continued expansion potential for Germany, Netherlands and other Western European countries. The three hotels are Glow Hotel Eindhoven and Hotel Nassau Breda, Autograph Collection in The Netherlands; and the under-construction AC by Marriott Hotel in Mainz, Germany, anticipated to open August 2016.


Swissôtel to open 1,624-room hotel in Mecca
gulfbusiness.com 05 Jul, 2016
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts plans to open its second property in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca. The company part of the FRHI Hotels & Resorts portfolio has entered into an agreement with Sarah Towers to manage the 1,624-room ‘Swissôtel Al Maqam’. The new hotel is expected to open in September 2016.


ReneSola connects 26 MW solar projects in UK in June
greentechlead.com 05 Jul, 2016
ReneSola has completed the construction of six utility-scale projects in the United Kingdom in June 2016. The six projects, with a combined capacity of approx 26 MW, have been connected to the grid. They are located in Carlam Hill Farm (Yorkshire), North Wales, and Monmouthshire. ReneSola managed the design and construction of these projects, and will provide ongoing operation and maintenance services until final acceptance.


Novo Nordisk invests $ 59 mn to expand insulin plant in Denmark
business-standard.com 04 Jul, 2016
Novo Nordisk will invest about $59 million in a 500 square meter extension of the insulin production plant in Kalundborg, Denmark. The extension is expected to be completed at the end of 2018.


Greek group wants to invest EUR 15-20 mln in Romanian dairy plant
romania-insider.com 04 Jul, 2016
Greek group Olympus, which owns a local dairy plant in Halchiu, Brasov county, plans to invest EUR 15-20 million in the next two years in the factory. About 60% of the factory’s production is exported whereas 40% is sold on the local market.


Pratt & Whitney to invest $65m in engine overhaul facility in Georgia, US
aerospace-technology.com 04 Jul, 2016

United Technologies subsidiary Pratt & Whitney is planning to invest $65m in its engine overhaul facility in Columbus, Georgia, US, to perform maintenance on PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines. The expansion of the new GTF engine facility will include disassembly, inspection, assembly and test capability. Construction of the new test facility adjacent to the existing test cell is scheduled to begin this year.


Skanska Awarded Medical Facility Contract in Evansville
cpexecutive.com 04 Jul, 2016
The Multi-Institutional Academic Health Science and Research Center in Evansville is finally underway. Valued at roughly $41 million, the contract will be included in the developer’s order bookings for the year’s second quarter. The estimated economic impact of the project stands at $350 million by the year 2025, and the total financial package approved by local authorities stands at $52 million. The four-story facility is slated to offer roughly 140,000 square feet of space. Once completed, the construction will feature a 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art simulation center, while other capabilities will include a dental clinic, amphitheater, clinical research area, teaching rooms, offices and surface parking. Completion has been slated for February 2018.


Cold storage facility to be built at Kabul airport
arabiansupplychain.com 04 Jul, 2016
Authorization has been granted for the construction of a US $46,000, cold-storage facility for agricultural products at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. The new facility will have a storage capacity of 70 to 100 tonnes, and will cover more than 1,760 square meters.


BP receives approval for $8-bn Indonesian LNG plant expansion
domain-b.com 04 Jul, 2016
BP has received investment approval for a $8 billion expansion of the Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia on 1st July, 2016. The approval clears the decks for a third train to start operations in 2020. The company has also approved investment on an Egyptian gas field last week.


Tamar Energy opens Hertfordshire AD plant
letsrecycle.com 04 Jul, 2016
Tamar Energy, a Food waste treatment firm has opened a 66,000 TPD capacity Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. The facility takes in food waste from local authorities, food producers, processors and the commercial sector.


Everlight to expand packaging capacity to 5.8 billion LED chips
digitimes.com 04 Jul, 2016
Everlight Electronics, an LED packaging service provider will complete the construction of a factory in central Taiwan in third-quarter 2016, which will expand monthly LED chip packaging capacity from 4.8 billion currently to 5.8 billion. As Everlight has obtained orders for fine-pitch LED displays with shipments scheduled through third-quarter 2016, the monthly packaging capacity for the segment will be expanded from 600 million chips currently to one billion in the third quarter and its revenue proportion will rise from 8-9% to 12-13%. The revenue proportion for LED automotive lighting will increase from 4% currently to 6% after capacity expansion.


ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW CSP plant in September

renewables.seenews.com 04 Jul, 2016
California-based SolarReserve and Saudi ACWA Power will break ground on a joint project for 100 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in Postmasburg, near Kimberley in the Northern Cape province, South Africa in September. The project has been selected within the 3.5 bid window under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), which aims to add 3,725 MW of clean power to the country’s energy generation mix.


Amec to modernise Enagás Gaviota gas treatment facility in Spain
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Amec Foster Wheeler has been selected to undertake a study to modernise Enagás Transporte’s gas treatment facility, part of the company’s Gaviota underground storage plant in northern Spain. Under the contract, Amec will evaluate the existing capacity of the treatment facility to meet new European standards and any further requirements for improvement. Slated for completion later this year, the study follows multiple project deliveries by Amec for Enagás in Spain, as well as Mexico, over the past 22 years.


Citrosol opens new R&D centre
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Citrosol inaugurated its new research and development facility at its headquarters in Potríes, Valencia on 4th July, 2016. The €4m facility includes 1,100m2 of new laboratories and is equipped with a pilot plant for ‘real world’ trials including a drencher and full production line for post-harvest treatment, storage chambers and laboratories equipped with the latest technology.


Turkmenistan to construct new building materials plant
azernews.az 04 Jul, 2016
The Turkmen Industry Ministry is planning to establish an enterprise for production of import-substituting and high-demand building materials. The project is expected to be implemented jointly with the country’s Milli Onum Company. The new enterprise is expected to produce about 100,000 tons of gypsum, 250,000 tons of dry building mixes as well as 12 million square meters of gypsum plasterboard annually on the basis of domestic raw materials.


Hong Kong Oil Company to establish 2nd largest refinery in Nigeria
newsghana.com.gh 04 Jul, 2016
Blooming Faith Petroleum, a subsidiary of Blooming Faith Global Holdings has concluded plans to partner with the Nigerian government to build and operate a 200,000 barrels per day capacity, BPD, refinery in the coastal state of Akwa Ibom. The refinery will commence operations in 2019.


Delphi, Linamar to build new plants in Morocco
theglobeandmail.com 04 Jul, 2016
Linamar Corp. will build a 2.7 billion dirhams plant in Morocco to make engine parts. Further, the U.S. auto parts maker Delphi Corp. will also launch a new factory making electrical distribution systems and a research and development center in the North African kingdom. The Moroccan government aims to lift the overall industrial component of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 20 per cent, up from 16 per cent, reaching around 500,000 jobs by the same period.


Monsanto, Microsoft to invest in agricultural technology in Brazil
reuters.com 04 Jul, 2016
Monsanto Co and Microsoft Corp announced on 4th July, 2016 a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil. Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund with up to 300 million reais, managed by Microsoft, evaluating ideas for new digital tools to be applied to agricultural production in the country, executives said. Selected ideas will receive initial funding of up to 1.5 million reais for early development. Technology company Qualcomm is also investing in the fund.


Alstom wins €40m Chengdu Metro contract in China
railway-technology.com 04 Jul, 2016
Alstom has been selected to provide traction systems for 288 metro cars, which will be circulated on Chengdu Metro’s new Line 3 in China. Line 3 is currently being built in three phases and the €40m deal will be put towards phases 2 and 3, which are expected to start trial runs in 2018. Alstom will provide the metro traction system OptONIX, which is specifically designed and developed for the Chinese market via joint venture Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (SATEE).


GAC Dubai Opens Jafza Facility
themaritimestandard.com 03 Jul, 2016

GAC Dubai’s contract logistics division has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), as part of the company’s ongoing investment and growth strategy. The company has set its sights on increasing the current throughput of 7.5 million unit shipment customisations to 11 million per month by mid-2017. The investment adds 800m2 to the co-packing area, making 1,800m2 of space available for printing, labelling, kitting-out and product assembly services. The facility also includes two new temperature-controlled store rooms.


Dewa awards EPC contract for 2400MW power project
gdnonline.com 03 Jul, 2016
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa)’s joint venture firm Hassyan Energy Company has awarded a major EPC contract to Harbin Electric International and General Electric (GE) for its 2,400 MW Hassyan Clean Coal project. Hassyan Energy Company is a joint venture between Dewa (51 per cent) and Acwa Power Harbin Holding Company (49 per cent). The signing of the EPC agreement follows the close of the 25-year PPA between Dewa and Saudi-based Acwa Power for the development of phase one of the Hassyan Clean Coal IPP project. The phase one of the project which consists of four units of 600 MW net power each will be operational in March 2020, March 2021, March 2022 and March 2023, respectively.


Two wind power plants to be built in South Pakistan
china.org.cn 03 Jul, 2016
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has planned to start construction of two more wind power plants in Sindh. The two projects, Three Gorges Second Wind Farm Pakistan and Three Gorges Third Wind Farm Pakistan, with a designed capacity of 49.5 MW each, are among the 21 energy cooperation projects under the early harvest program of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).


BP, Kuwait Petroleum sign agreement for future oil deals
gulfnewsjournal.com 03 Jul, 2016
A newly signed agreement between BP and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) aims to allow both companies to invest in oil and gas products in Kuwait and beyond. The outline of the agreement details joint venture opportunities for both companies within the sectors of oil, gas, training and petrochemicals. The intention of both globally recognized companies is to improve oil and gas recovery from Kuwait as well as other regions across the globe through joint ventures and it also includes details of potential oil and gas trading arrangements to include LNG trading and other projects.


Jimmy John’S Owner Gives $150,000 To Illinois Trail Project
abc7chicago.com 03 Jul, 2016
The owner of the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain has donated $150,000 to a rail trail being built in eastern Illinois. The Champaign County Forest Preserve District and others are building the 24.5-mile Kickapoo Rail Trail. The first segment will be 6.7 miles and is under construction between Urbana and the small town of St. Joseph. Total cost of the first phase is expected to be about $2.7 million. The donation leaves the project needing only about $30,000 more.


Majid Al Futtaim, Starwood ink new Dubai hotel
tradearabia.com 03 Jul, 2016
Majid Al Futtaim and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide have signed an agreement to open an Aloft hotel directly connected to City Centre Deira. Aloft Dubai City Centre Deira will feature 304 spacious guest rooms, including 29 suites, with plush platform beds, large walk-in showers and complimentary Bliss amenities. The construction contract has been awarded to Laing O’Rourke and work commenced at the start of June 2016. The project is expected to be completed in Q1 2018.


Saudi Arabia plans countrywide gas pipeline network
meconstructionnews.com 03 Jul, 2016
Saudi Arabia is planning to build a pipeline network across the country that will supply gas to both residences and commercial establishments. The venture, which will be a public-private partnership, is based on a joint study by the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, and the Kingdom’s Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authorit.


Chinese firm wins yet another lucrative project
standardmedia.co.ke 02 Jul, 2016
Wu Yi Construction Company, the main contractor for Thika Super-highway, has been contracted to build the Garsen-Witu-Lamu road at a cost of Sh10.4 billion. The project will commence in three weeks.


Deichmann shoe store based in the Grosvenor Centre set to expand
northampton-news-hp.co.uk 02 Jul, 2016

The Deichmann shoe store based in the Grosvenor Centre will be expanding its Northampton store this autumn, combining two adjoining units to create 5,590 sq ft of retail space on a new 10 year lease. Legal & General Property will commence work to create the new store in early July.


Canada to install 1000 MW solar plant in Balochistan
geo.tv 02 Jul, 2016
Canada will establish a solar plant having capacity of 1000 MW in Balochistan to help resolving the power shortfall issue of the province. Under the powers obtained after passage of 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Balochistan government directly approached the Canadian government to invest in the energy sector in the province. Under the agreement, the Canadian firm will establish solar energy power plant of 50 MW capacities in different areas of Balochistan respectively.


Kiadis Pharma gets EMA nod to expand ATIR101 Orphan Drug status to include treatment in HSCT
pharmabiz.com 02 Jul, 2016
Kiadis Pharma N.V., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative T-cell immunotherapy treatments for blood cancers and inherited blood disorders, announced that its lead product, ATIR101, has been granted an expansion to its existing Orphan Drug designation (ODD) by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to include treatment in a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).


1.8 MW wind farm to be built near Tok
newsminer.com 02 Jul, 2016
Alaska Power and Telephone will build a 1.8 MW wind farm near Tok, with help from a $3 million High Energy Cost Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The wind plant will cost an estimated $10 million, and the firm hopes to finalize its financing plan within the next couple months. The turbines are projected to be completed by the end of 2018.


French Company Engie Seeks to Build Energy Projects in Morocco
moroccoworldnews.com 02 Jul, 2016
Engie, a French electric utility company, focuses on renewable energy in North Africa. In collaboration with Moroccan Nereva Holding, 5 GW and 6 GW power generation projects will be initiated in Morocco. The new installations may help Morocco to reach its renewable energy goals by 2020.


Antioch College to build $6.5M cohousing development
mydaytondailynews.com 02 Jul, 2016
Antioch College plans to add an estimated $6.5 million cohousing development on campus, a move that will integrate the community into the campus. Plans for Antioch College Village, a 32-unit development, gained momentum after the college board of trustees approved the new campus housing plans. The development will probably include a combination of a single- and multi-family buildings that will house smaller units. Construction is expected to start as early as June 2017.


China To Construct $19.4 Billion Railway In Nigeria
signalng.com 02 Jul, 2016
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) will undertake the construction work of a $ 19.4 billion railway project and the work will last two to three years. The Export-Import Bank of China will provide loans for the construction. The railway connecting Lagos and Calabar will cost $11.1 billion and that connecting Lagos and Kano will cost $8.3 billion.


Renewable energy project commissioned near Veyo
stgeorgeutah.com 02 Jul, 2016
A 7.8 MW renewable energy project near Veyo has been officially commissioned on 28th June, 2016. Washington City will be drawing approximately 1 MW of power from the Veyo facility. Other Utah cities that invested in the facility include Santa Clara, Kaysville, Lehi, Logan and Spring City, the Truckee Donner Public Utility District in California also draws power from the facility. The project reached commercial operation 26th May, 2016, under a $22.3 million engineering, procurement and construction contract with the Ormat Nevada, Inc., and it has been completed in less than eight months from groundbreaking.


Larson Industries build warehouse
citizen.com 02 Jul, 2016
Larson Industries Inc, manufactures both water and snow skis, poles and binding parts will build a new warehouse adjoining its plant on New Salem Street. Ground will be broken in the near future and the warehouse is expected to be completed in about eight weeks


Aerospace company to invest $65 million in Georgia plant
bizjournals.com 01 Jul, 2016
Pratt & Whitney will invest $65 million into an overhaul of its Columbus Engine Center in Columbus, Georgia. The company employs about 1,100 people at its facility at 8801 Macon Road in Columbus along with a satellite facility opened in 2014 at nearby Muscogee Technology Park in Columbus, Georgia.


Tesla Opens Spectacular New Store In Sydney, Australia
gas2.org 01 Jul, 2016
Tesla has opened a 5,000 square foot, spectacular new store in the trendiest shopping center in Sydney’s Central Business District on 29th June, 2016. The two story facility features welcoming environment with large pieces of art work and photos of Tesla automobiles gracing the walls.


New Riff Distilling looks to expand with new warehouse, possible restaurant space

wcpo.com 01 Jul, 2016
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority on 30th June, 2016 approved $650,000 in tax credits for the New Riff distillery’s $12.5 million plan to build a new barrel-aging warehouse on one of two parcels of land along the Licking River. The company is also considering building a restaurant, whiskey campus and event space on the properties currently under contract.


DB Regio signs Erzgebirge Diesel Network contract
railjournal.com 01 Jul, 2016
DB Regio subsidiary DB RegioNetz Verkehrs (Erzgebirgsbahn) has been awarded a three-and-half year direct-award contract by Central Saxony Transport Authority (ZVMS) to operate the Erzgebirge Diesel Network. The contract covers the operation of 1.9 million-train km annually on three routes in the Erzgebirge region south of Chemnitz, including: Chemnitz – Annaberg-Buchholz – Cranzahl, Chemnitz – Olbernhau Grünthal and Zwickau – Aue – Johanngeorgenstadt. The contract will run from December 2017 to June 2021 and will use the existing fleet of Siemens class 642 DMUs.


BMW supplier to build Greer plant
goupstate.com 01 Jul, 2016
International Mold Corp. of Clinton Township, Michigan, recently bought a 10.5-acre site at 865 Victor Hill Road behind BMW’s Performance Center off Highway 101. The company specializes in the manufacture of injection, floor molding and rim tooling equipment. Initially, it plans to build a 24,000-square-foot facility, with construction set to start next month and it shall be finished by next February or March.


Salini Impregilo to build $3,9 hydro power plant in Tajikistan
russianconstruction.com 01 Jul, 2016
Salini Impregilo, an Italian construction company, will build Rogunskaya Hydro Power Plant in Tajikistan for $3,9 bln. A total capacity of first two aggregates of the station will amount to 800 MW. An agreement on cooperation between JSC Rogunskaya Hydro Power Plant and Salini Impregilo S.p.A has been signed on the 1st July, 2016.


LLC Cement Plant Samadov
globalcement.com 01 Jul, 2016
Kazanskiy Zavod Sovremennoy Upakovki (KZSU) officially inaugurated its new production plant in Kazan for Ad Star block bottom sacks in late May 2016. The plant will produce 44 million sacks per year for local and foreign markets. Austrian bagging machine manufacturer Starlinger supplied the equipment for the plant. KZSU will produce Ad Star block bottom sacks for use in the cement, gypsum, chemical, fertilizer, animal feed and other dry bulk goods sectors. The sacks will be supplied to Russian and foreign companies including JSC Chemical Plant Karpov, Asia Cement, Poliplast, Knauf Gypsum, Servolux (Belarus) and the LLC Cement Plant Samadov in Tajikistan.


Muda allocates RM50mil to expand Kajang plant
thestar.com.my 01 Jul, 2016
Muda Holdings Bhd will invest RM50mil to expand its corrugated carton box plant in Kajang. Of the total investment, RM15mil will be for building a plant adjacent to its current facility in Kajang, while the remaining RM35mil will be for purchasing machinery from Germany. The company intends to fund the project via internally generated funds and borrowings, out of which RM40mil will be borrowings. Construction of the new building has commenced and will be completed in November, following which a trial run will begin in December.


South Korea’s Dohwa plans $400 mln biomass power plant in Vietnam
thanhniennews.com 01 Jul, 2016
Dohwa Engineering Company has acquired a permission to conduct a pre-feasibility study on a US$400 million project to develop a biomass energy plant in the central province of Quang Binh. The 100-MW plant will produce electricity from plant-based materials such as scrap wood and forest debris including leaves and branches. The study will be completed this year. Construction will start in 2018 and finish in two years.


Belgium to build 600MW power plant in Iran
en.trend.az 01 Jul, 2016
A Belgian company will build a new 600-MW combined cycle power plant near Tabriz city, northwest of Iran, Reza Hosseini. The F class power plant will be built near Soufian power plant within 3-4 years. Some $700 million worth of investment is needed for the power plant’s construction which will be provided by the Belgian firm.


BP approves final invest decision on Indonesia project, creates up to 10,000 jobs

energyvoice.com 01 Jul, 2016
BP’s Tangguh Expansion Project has got final approval for the development work. The project also includes two offshore platforms, 13 new production wells, an expanded LNG loading facility and supporting infrastructure. Awards for the project’s key Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts are expected in the third quarter of 2016 with construction to begin thereafter. Operation is expected in 2020.


Mitsubishi Gas raises specialty polycarbonate resins capacity.
business-standard.com 01 Jul, 2016
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc (MGC) has strengthened production capacity for specialty polycarbonate resins at the Kashima plant in Japan, increasing total capacity for these chemicals approximately threefold. MGC will also launch the Iupizeta EP-8000, the specialty polycarbonate resin that delivers the highest refractive index (1.66) for compact high-resolution camera lenses.


Alro Steel moves into big new warehouse in Tulsa
tulsaworld.com 01 Jun, 2016
Alro Steel has moved into a new 75,000-square-foot facility near U.S. 169 and Oklahoma 266. The new facility, 11411 E. 43rd St. North, dwarfs the former 9,000-square-foot structure, and the 16-acre land purchase leaves room for an expansion of up to 250,000 square feet in subsequent construction phases.


Henderson gas pipeline is nearing completion
thegleaner.com 01 Jul, 2016
SABIC is building a CoGen plant using, that addresses the EPA standards and offers an economical and sustainable solution by leveraging the long-term supply of natural gas. SABIC will receive natural gas from a newly constructed pipeline that will be able to handle the higher volume of gas required by the site. The natural gas pipeline stretching through Henderson County to Posey County, Indiana is nearing completion and construction shall be finished by early July. Partnered with Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, Texas Gas Transmission LLC started construction on the 31-mile long, 10-inch wide Southern Indiana Lateral Pipeline project in March and the project has cost approximately $63 million.


TransCanada acquires Columbia Pipeline Group for $13 billion US
630ched.com 01 Jul, 2016
TransCanada has acquired the Columbia pipeline group for roughly $13 billion US, which includes the assumption of about $2.8 billion of debt. Columbia operates more than 9,000 kilometres of interstate pipeline extending from New York to the Gulf of Mexico, integrated with one of the largest underground natural gas storage systems in North America.


Metro Plastics building new headquarters
plasticsnews.com 01 Jul, 2016
Metro Plastics Technologies Inc. is investing $6 million to build a new 72,000-square-foot headquarters factory in its hometown of Noblesville, Indiana. Construction shall cost $5 million and begin this fall to get completed by next summer. The firm expects to spend another $1 million to equip the new building with infrastructure for molding, including a material handling system and overhead cranes.


PTDC Planning To Construct 3 Tourist Resorts To Facilitate Tourists
radio.gov.pk 01 Jul, 2016
Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is planning to construct three tourist resorts to facilitate the tourists. These resorts will be established at Naltar Valley of Gilgit Baltistan, Mansehra, and Tarbela Lake in Hazara Division. Further, PTDC has recently launched a new website for online booking of hotels and motels, which has evoked good response.


MGT Capital to launch multi PetaHash bitcoin mining facility soon
econotimes.com 01 Jul, 2016
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. recently revealed the details of the initial phase of a large scale Bitcoin mining operation. The company is set to launch a facility which will generate over two PetaHash in processing power and has an expansion capacity up to nearly 10 PetaHash. The facility is expected to be fully operational by 1st August, 2016.


Chemical manufacturer to invest $2.65 million in Alabama operation
al.com 01 Jul, 2016
OCI Alabama will spend more than $2.65 million to build an on-site warehouse for storage and distribution and install automatic packing equipment on 1455 Red Hat Road. The expanded plant shall be in service by the end of 2017. OCI makes oxygen-based sodium percarbonate, a dry bleach used in laundry detergent, bleach and automatic dishwashing agents. Other uses include toothpaste, denture cleaning tablets, dental bleaching products, hard surface cleaners, pulp processing, water treatment, water and soil remediation and more.


RWE commissions German biogas plant
biomassmagazine.com 01 Jul, 2016
RWE recently commissioned a €13 million, state-of-the-art 7.4 MW biogas plant in Bergheim-Paffendorf, Germany. The biogas plant is being supplied with a broad mix of feedstock by regional agriculture producers, including grass, maize and wholecrop silage, as well as sugar beet, Lucerne, forage rye and agricultural fertilizers.


Yingli energises 50-MW solar park in China’s Shanxi province
renewables.seenews.com 01 Jul, 2016
Yingli Green Energy, a solar panel maker’s one of its subsidiary has hooked to the grid a 50-MW solar farm in Datong City, Shanxi province. The project has been executed under the Top Runner programme launched by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). The plant has been built in Datong’s coal-mining subsidence areas and consists of Yingli’s TwinMAX 60 Cell bifacial series modules, with a technology that boosts efficiency up to 18.8%.


SCC approves three Dominion Virginia Power solar projects
dailyprogress.com 01 Jul, 2016
Dominion Virginia Power on 30th June, 2016 won regulatory approval for three new solar farms at sites in Powhatan, Louisa and Isle of Wight counties. The three farms total 56 megawatts of potential generation and are expected to produce about 124 gigawatts of electricity annually.


Adore Cosmetics Opens New Store in Boston/Cambridge Area
finance.yahoo.com 01 Jul, 2016
Adore Cosmetics, a purveyor of organic skin care and beauty products has opened a new store o serve the Boston area. The new Adore Cosmetics store is located in the Galleria CambridgeSide Mall in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, the brand is looking at a range of other new locations in the United States and Europe.


Profi opens two new stores in Stei and Gaesti, takes national network to 411 units

business-review.eu 01 Jul, 2016
Profi ended the week with new stores Stei and Gaesti, reaching a number of 411 units in 199 localities. The store opened in Stei, Bihor county, functions in City format. The total surface is 494 sqm out of which the sales unit has 249 sqm. The new store from Gaesti, Dambovita functions in standard format. The unit has a surface of 929,68 sqm and the sales unit has 632 sqm.


Aibel wins E&P contract for Greater Enfield project
energyvoice.com 01 Jul, 2016
Aibel has been awarded an exploration and production contract for modifications on Woodside Energy’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel off Western Australia used in its Greater Enfield project. The FPSO will undergo modifications to the topsides, hull and turret, along with the installation of a new custom water flood module. The contract includes detailed marine and topsides engineering and procurement services as well as commissioning services. The contract is expected to begin early this month and is expected to be completed by January 2019.


Alpha Completions Group wins Gulf of Mexico contract with Hess
splash247.com 01 Jul, 2016
Alpha Completions Group has landed a contract with New York-based driller Hess Corp for work on a $6bn deep-water oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Alpha will provide a full range of commissioning services for the Stampede rig offshore Louisiana. The Stampede project will require six subsea production wells and four water injection wells all tying back to a tension leg production platform.


Ajman Sewerage presents Phase 3 of expansion plan
gulftoday.ae 30 Jun, 2016
Ajman Sewerage (ASPCL)’s Board of Directors reviewed the third phase of its strategic infrastructure expansion plan. The third phase worth Dhs400 million in investments includes the connection of an additional 15,000 properties in Al Rawdha, Al Mowaihat and part of Al Jurf 1 and Al Jurf 2 among other areas in Ajman. This expansion plan also focuses on the capacity increase of Ajman Sewerage’s treatment plant by 50 per cent to treat 120,000 m3 of sewage per day.


PDO gets $4bn for new oil and gas facilities
constructionweekonline.com 30 Jun, 2016

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has received a $4 billion loan from international financial institutions in order to develop more oil and gas facilities in the Gulf state. The loan will be used to form of a five-year pre-export facility, which has been provided by a syndicate of international banks, with HSBC Bank Oman acting as the sole International Financial Advisor. The company also plans to invest another $20bn on more oil-related projects in the coming five years to sustain the company’s long-term hydrocarbon output.


Greiner Packaging Opens Manufacturing Facility
insidermedia.com 30 Jun, 2016
Greiner Packaging’s new £2.5m manufacturing facility has opened in Dungannon. The 12,900 sq ft renovation is part of the company’s ‘2020 Vision’ and replaces the original manufacturing hall which was built in 1972. Construction started in April and included a new roof, floor, wall panelling and LED lighting being installed.


Kirloskar partners with Gulf Petrochem to launch K-Oil
economictimes.indiatimes.com 30 Jun, 2016

Gulf Petrochem has partnered with a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Kirloskar Group to launch a specialised diesel engine oil in the Middle East and African markets. The engine oil will be launched following an extensive six-month engine trial and product evaluation and will build upon strong foundations in India, where K-Oil has been servicing engines, spare parts and gensets for over 15 years.


Indian firms to invest $235m in Iran port.
tradearabia.com 30 Jun, 2016
Indian companies have announced plans to invest $85 million into the Iran’s port of Chabahar which will be set up on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. Once operational, the port will increase its goods handling capacity from two million tonnes to eight million tonnes following an additional investment of $150 million by Indian firms. Based on the BOT contract, Indian firms will have to hand over all the equipment to Iran after 10 years. The total investment will be provided by the Indian firms over an 18-month period.


AIS opens big food production facility in Ajman
tradearabia.com 30 Jun, 2016
Arab & India Spices (AIS) has unveiled the region’s largest food production facility built in Ajman at an investment of Dh350 million. The entire factory premises of AIS now covers an area of over 400,000 sq ft, where the production plant has the capacity to process additional 36,000 tons of lentils annually.


Stern Rubber Company Expanding In Aitkin
staplesworld.com 30 Jun, 2016
Stern Rubber Co. will invest $1.26 million to expand its Aitkin plant from 10,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet and it will use the extra space to create additional sizes of gate valves for municipal water systems. The Minnesota Department of Employment of Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the project with $79,875 from the Job Creation Fund.


Ponsse to expand its logistics centre in Iisalmi, Finland
lesprom.com 30 Jun, 2016
Ponsse will expand its logistics centre in Iisalmi, Finland. The expansion started in spring will add another 2,500 m2 to the logistics centre and it will be completed in October this year. The company specialises in the sales, production, maintenance and technology of cut-to-length method forest machines.


Radisson Blu to open two new Saudi hotels in Q4
tradearabia.com 30 Jun, 2016
Rezidor group plans to open a 158-keys Radisson Blu Resort Half Moon Bay, Al Khobar and a 120-key Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah in Q4 2016. The Radisson Blu Resort Half Moon Bay resort is a conversion of an existing property and features suites, chalets and villas. The Radisson Blu Hotel comprises 107 rooms and 12 villas, an all-day-dining restaurant, 6 meeting rooms on a total surface of 270-sq-m, and a gym.


Murphy Group opening new hotel in Moncton
journalpioneer.com 30 Jun, 2016
Charlottetown’s Murphy Hospitality Group is looking to build a 75-unit boutique accomodation in Moncton, called the Wesley Hotel. It will be a 75-unit lifestyle hotel with an abundance of amenities, casual, contemporary décor and a focus on providing memorable guest experiences. The new hotel is scheduled for opening in the fall/winter of 2017-2018.


Vienna House Opening new Easy brand hotel in Berlin
hospitalitynet.org 30 Jun, 2016
Vienna House will open its 152-room, first Easy brand hotel in Berlin. The new hotel will open on 1st October, 2016 with a bakery-style breakfast lounge, a cool bar, three creative meeting rooms, a co-working area as heart of the lobby, as well as free high-speed internet and a mobile concierge service.


Commerz Real Acquires Construction Of New Novum Style Hotel In Frankfurt

hospitalitynet.org 30 Jun, 2016
Commerz Real has acquired a future hotel complex in Frankfurt am Main is to be operated as a ‘Novum Style’ hotel. With approx. 6,600 m², the property is located in close proximity to the central station and is expected to have 190 rooms, a sky bar as well as 39 parking spots, upon its completion before summer 2019. A lease agreement over 20 years has been signed with the NOVUM Hotel Group, including two additional five-year extension options for the operator. The Frankfurt-based project development company Gold.Stein real estate M+E GmbH & Co. KG is the property’s seller.


Ice cream stick company to invest in Ky plant
courier-journal.com 30 Jun, 2016
Euro Sticks Group, a French company that manufactures ice cream and coffee-stir sticks plans to invest at least $15 million in a plant at the Southeast Kentucky Business Park in Corbin. The firm plans to use locally sourced beech logs to make up to two billion wooden ice cream and coffee-stir sticks a year at the plant.


CC&L adds financing for B.C.’s 12-MW Hunter Creek small hydro plant
hydroworld.com 30 Jun, 2016
Infrastructure investment firm Connor, Clark & Lunn will help finance the 12-MW Hunter Creek hydroelectric project near Hope, British Columbia. Energy generated by the run-of-river facility will be sold to the British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority under a 40-year purchase agreement, with commercial operation expected in mid-2018.


SunPower builds 4 MW solar power plant at California State University
photon.info 30 Jun, 2016
SunPower Corp. has started construction on a 4 MW PV plant at three parking areas of the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). The plant will provide CSUF with power under a 20-year PPA. CSUF also owns the renewable energy credits associated with the systems. The campus installed its first 1 MW solar power system in 2012.


Alstom consortium wins $2.9 bln contract to expand Dubai Metro
thepeninsulaqatar.com 29 Jun, 2016
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a $2.89 billion contract to expand the city’s metro system. A consortium led by France’s Alstom is the winning bidder for the contract.


Fulcrum wins £1.4m gas pipeline contract in partnership with British Gas
bdaily.co.uk 29 Jun, 2016
Fulcrum Utility Services, a multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has secured a significant new gas pipeline contract in partnership with British Gas. The £1.4m contract will see the installation of over two kilometres of gas pipeline infrastructure to a new manufacturing plant in the north east of England. Fulcrum will adopt, own and operate the pipeline after its construction. Work is scheduled to start in late summer 2016.


Uzbekistan to construct textile techno park
azernews.az 29 Jun, 2016
Uzbekistan has launched construction of the $15 million, textile training and research techno park in the territory of Tashkent textile institute. The project is implemented by Ozbekyengilsanoat JSC jointly with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea. The complex will include experimental-scientific laboratory with the textile machinery, finishing and sewing equipment. The completion of the techno park construction is scheduled for 2018. Primary contractor of the project is South-Korean IL Kwan E&C Company. Financing of the project will be provided by the grant funds of the official development assistance program of the Korean government.


Far Eastern to set up 2nd textile factory in Vietnam29
fibre2fashion.com 29 Jun, 2016
Polytex Far Eastern Vietnam Company, a subsidiary of Taiwan based Far Eastern Group, will set up its $760 million, second textile dyeing and chemical fibre factory in Bau Bang industrial zone in the southern province of Binh Duong, Vietnam. While the first phase production is expected to begin next year, the factory will become fully operational in 2020.


Agility to set up logistics JV in South Africa
tardearabia.com 29 Jun, 2016
Agility, a logistics provider, has formed a JV in South Africa with Super Group, a Johannesburg-based supply chain management and transportation firm, after acquiring a minority stake in its freight forwarding unit. The new company, SG Agility Proprietary, will offer local and multinational customers a range of logistics and supply chain solutions, including air freight, ocean freight, road freight, customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution.


Pompeian ready to expand in East Baltimore, add jobs
bizjournals.com 29 Jun, 2016
Pompeian Inc., a company that imports olive oil and makes vinegar, is preparing to expand its manufacturing facility with the acquisition of an adjacent public park. The city’s Board of Estimates on 29th June, 2016 approved the sale of the park at 140 N. Janney St., which is next to the company’s existing plant. The firm may invest $1 million over the next five years to build the 78,000-square-foot property.


Performance Food Group to expand distribution facility in Tennessee, US
supplychain.logistics-business-review.com 29 Jun, 2016

Performance Food Group (PFG) has broken ground on the expansion project of a food distribution facility in Lebanon, Tennessee, US. The company will construct an additional 10,000 ft² of space to expand its Performance Foodservice Lester food distribution facility. Additional space will increase the cooler capacity for products such as fresh meats, in addition to offering separate storage room for material handling equipment such as fork lifts and pallet jacks. The project will also include the addition of new warehouse racks and pick slots in the dry goods warehouse. The company intends to complete the project by the end of this year.


Vestas bags 26-MW turbine order in Turkey
renewables.seenews.com 29 Jun, 2016

Vestas Wind Systems has received a 26-MW order from an affiliate of Yildirim Group for a project in Balikesir, eastern Turkey. Under the terms of the contract with Elfa Elektrik Uretim AS, Vestas will supply and install eight of its V126-3.3 MW wind turbines. The agreement includes a 10-year AOM 4000 service contract. Vestas expects to ship the machines during the third quarter of the year, while commissioning is scheduled for the final quarter of 2016.


FM Conway wins £56m contract for East Sussex highways work
highwaysmagazine.co.uk 29 Jun, 2016
FM Conway has secured a £56 million contract to deliver highways surfacing work for East Sussex County Council. The contract is a seven-year agreement worth £8m per annum, which commenced on 1st May, 2016. FM Conway will operate as a sub-contractor to the Costain/CH2M joint venture, which has been confirmed as the main contractor for East Sussex’s highways services contract earlier this year. The contract will see FM Conway delivering resurfacing, maintenance and machine patching projects, working closely with the Costain/CH2M JV.


Turkish Anel Mepa wins $66m Doha metro project deal
raillynews.com 29 Jun, 2016
Turkey-based Anel Mepa has been awarded a $66.5m building automation and management and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contract for the Red Line of Doha Metro project. The company has received a letter of conditional award from main contractor FCC-Yuksel-Archirodon-Petroserv JV. The scope of work includes heating and cooling, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, fire protection and alarm, building automation and management, testing and commissioning and electrical panel systems and lighting automation works of Red Line South Elevated and At Grade Project. The work, which is part of Qatar Integrated Railway Project, is due to be completed in the last quarter of 2017.


CNEEC to construct US$230 million 40-MW Vitebsk hydroelectric project in Belarus

hydroworld.com 29 Jun, 2016
The China National Electric Engineering Company (CNEEC) will construct the US$230 million, run-of-river 40-MW Vitebsk hydroelectric facility on the Western Dvina River in Vitebsk, Belarus. The facility is expected to begin generating power in 2017.


Barclays Africa to invest in skills development
bdlive.co.za 29 Jun, 2016
Barclays Africa will invest more than R2.7bn over the next three years in its shared growth programme. This will include an investment of the bank’s money in youth education and skills training programmes across Africa, and R1.3bn in small and medium enterprises financing raised through its banking divisions together with clients and partners this year.


Chile firm planning US$180mn thermal plant expansion
bnamericas.com 29 Jun, 2016
Sociedad Los Guindos Generación submitted an environmental impact study to Biobío region (VIII) authorities for a US$180mn project to expand capacity at the Los Guindos thermoelectric peaking plant. The project entails increasing the plant’s nameplate capacity to 404 MW from 132 MW by adding a second generating unit with dual-fuel (natural gas and diesel) capability, along with a third steam-powered turbine. The open-cycle plant, which began operating in 2015, will therefore be converted to combined-cycle. The filing of the study coincides with the approval by Biobío authorities of the US$165mn Penco-Lirquén offshore LNG regasification terminal planned for nearby Concepción Bay.


Witmer Furniture launches third expansion of manufacturing facility
furnituretoday.com 28 Jun, 2016
Witmer Furniture broke ground earlier this month on the third expansion of its manufacturing facility at Abbotsford, Wisconsin. The project will add 50,000 square feet of space. The firm expects to have this project completed and production capacity added by September.


CBH to build new mill in Forrestfield
au.news.yahoo.com 28 Jun, 2016
CBH will add to WA’s existing oats processing capacity by building a new mill at its Metro Grains Centre in Forrestfield. The mill will be operated by BLM with construction due to start this year and expected to get completed by the end of 2017.


Radiant to set up oil distillation plant in Sharjah

tradearabia.com 28 Jun, 2016
India’s Radiant Group, an expert in oil distillation process, is set to build its new factory on a 107,639 sq ft of land at Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, at an investment of $10 million. The 60,000 metric-tonne-capacity oil distillation plant will come up in the Phase Two of the Sharjah free zone by the middle of next year.


GM to Invest $290 Million in Kentucky Assembly Plant

reliableplant.com 28 Jun, 2016
General Motors will invest $290 million in its assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to upgrade and modify the plant’s vehicle assembly operations with new technologies and processes. A portion of the new investment, $153 million, has been included in an application to participate in the Kentucky Business Incentive (KBI). The facility improvements are scheduled to begin this summer.


Maruti Suzuki plans to ramp up production for SUV Brezza

money.livemint.com 28 Jun, 2016
Maruti Suzuki India is planning to roll out 10,000 units a month from July and will ramp up production for the SUV Brezza. This is the second time the company has revised sales estimates for the model launched in March. The company has previously revised its production plan to 100,000 units a year from 80,000 units after the model got a favourable reception at the Auto Expo in February.


Lightsource Set To Invest £25 Million Into Northern Ireland Rooftop Solar
cleantechnica.com 28 Jun, 2016
Lightsource, an European solar PV company will invest £25 million into household solar PV in Northern Ireland. The investment will fully fund solar PV installations for around 6,000 local homes in Northern Ireland and the firm will also provide long-term maintenance.


JR Automation to invest $5.6M in expansion project

mibiz.com 28 Jun, 2016
JR Automation Technologies LLC, manufacturer of custom automation equipment plans to invest $5.6 million to purchase a 100,000-square-foot, new facility in Holland Charter Township. The expansion will position the company to handle is planned growth in the coming years.


FEV North America to build $27.4 million facility in Auburn Hills

crainsdetroit.com 28 Jun, 2016
FEV North America Inc. plans to construct a new $27.4 million North American headquarters and tech center in Auburn Hills. FEV, the North American subsidiary of Germany-based FEV Group, is an engineering services firm specializing in the design, prototyping and development of gasoline, diesel and alternative engines.


U-Haul Plans First Facility in Greenville, NC
cpexecutive.com 28 Jun, 2016
U-Haul is planning to open its first company-owned and operated self-storage facility in the Westhaven, Greenville area by January 2017. The 10-acre property is split into two parcels by an access road. The front area will include a U-Haul showroom, a three-story, climate-controlled self-storage facility and a 4,000-square-foot U-Box warehouse. Meanwhile, the back of the property will feature 100 covered storage spaces for RVs, boats and vehicles. The facity will also offer 959 self-storage units encompassing 70,000 square feet. The warehouse will accommodate 200 U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers.


Japan-based manufacturer breaks ground on new facility in northwest Indiana
thestatehousefile.com 28 Jun, 2016
NB Coatings North America, manufacturer of automotive coatings for plastics broken ground on its new facility at NorthWind Crossings Industrial Park in Hobart, northwest Indiana at an investment more than $4.7 million. The company plans to start moving into the facility in January 2017 and begin hiring for material handling positions later this year.


USTDA awards grants to 70 MW of biomass, wind plants in Ghana
renewables.seenews.com 28 Jun, 2016
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will provide a bit over USD 1.8 million in grants to Ghanaian green project developers to help advance 70 MW of wind and biomass schemes in the country. The larger part of the sum, or USD 926,614, will back the development of a 50-MW wind project in the Greater Accra region by eleQtra (West Africa). The technical support grant will cover all design and engineering works, including a bankable wind resource assessment, as well as the preparation of tender documents for the selection of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor and a long-term service provider.


Korea Western Power to build US $ 450m solar power plant in Vietnam
koreaherald.com 28 Jun, 2016
Korea Western Power and Shinsung Solar Energy will jointly undertake a US $450 million solar power project in Vietnam. According to the MoU, the two companies signed on 28th June, 2016, will build a 300 MW solar power station in Dak Nong Province, Southern Vietnam.


Ahmsa launches US$140mn steel plant
bnamericas.com 28 Jun, 2016
Ahmsa has launched a normalized steel plate plant, aimed at supplying the shipbuilding industry. The US$140mn plant will have capacity of 350,000t/y of steel in its initial phase, with processing mainly carried out in the steckel mill. The capacity will be expanded to 700,000t/y in the project’s second phase. The company has provided steel plate for 15 Mexican navy vessels, and 30 more are planned in the current administration, which ends in 2018.


Solar Frontier completes 14 MW of solar projects in Indiana

greentechlead.com 28 Jun, 2016
Solar Frontier Americas, US subsidiary of Solar Frontier, announced on 28th June, 2016 that two utility-scale solar projects installed with the company’s advanced CIS modules are completed and in operation. The solar power generation plants, located in Terra Haute and Brazil, Indiana, U.S.A., are the largest utility-scale projects in their respective counties. Developed, owned and operated by Cypress Creek Renewables, both projects are 7 MW in size and were first announced in October of last year. The projects are delivering power to Duke Energy under a 20-year power purchase agreement.


Wärtsilä supplies 161 MW Flexicycle power plant to Saudi Arabia
wartsila.com 28 Jun, 2016
Wärtsilä has signed a major contract worth EUR 115 million, to supply a 161 MW Flexicycle (combined cycle) power plant to Yamama Cement Company in Saudi Arabia. Wärtsilä will deliver a full EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) project. In addition, a 5-year operation and maintenance management agreement and a 10-year spare parts supply agreement have also been signed. The power plant will be delivered in four phases. The first part is estimated to be delivered by the end of 2017 and the complete plant is scheduled to be handed over during the second quarter of 2019.


Quebec fund manager to invest US$1.8bn in Mexico power sector
bnamericas.com 28 Jun, 2016
Canadian institutional fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), in association with Mexican consortium CKD, plans to invest US$1.83bn in energy infrastructure projects in Mexico. The investment plans include power stations and transmission and distribution lines. CDPQ is also due to sign a confidentiality agreement with Mexico’s state oil company Pemex that will cover investment-related talks.


Hobby Lobby to Build Store in Kalispell
flatheadbeacon.com 28 Jun, 2016
Hobby Lobby, a nationwide arts and crafts retailer, is moving forward with building a new 55,000-square-foot store in Kalispell. Developers received approval from the city’s architectural review committee on 28th June, 2016 to build the $2.4 million site.


Wood Group wins Brazil offshore contract
bbc.com 28 Jun, 2016
Wood Group has won a multi-million dollar contract to develop a platform off the coast of Brazil. It will provide South Atlantic Holding with engineering, design and procurement services for wellhead platform C in the Peregrino field. South Atlantic Holding is 60% owned and operated by Statoil.


Tutor Perini Wins $100 Million Casino Expansion
sfybj.com 28 Jun, 2016
Tutor Perini Corp. in Sylmar has won a $100-plus million contract to build a hotel at Maryland’s largest casino. Tutor’s subsidiary, Tutor Perini Building Corp., will construct a 17-story, 310-room luxury hotel and event center at the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland for the Cordish Cos. of Baltimore. The project is underway and most of the work will be completed in late 2017.


Vestas bags 30MW in Vietnam
renews.biz 27 Jun, 2016
Vestas is to supply and commission 15 V100 2MW turbines for Tan Hoan Cau Joint Stock Corp’s 30 MW Huong Linh 2 wind farm in Quang Tri province in north Vietnam. The company expects to deliver the units in late 2016, with commissioning in early 2017. The order also includes a five-year active output management 4000 service contract and Scada VestasOnline Business monitoring and preventive maintenance.


Doosan Heavy bags 220 bln-won deal for desalination plant
koreaherald.com 27 Jun, 2016
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., has clinched a 220 billion-won deal to build a desalination plant that shall will process 200,000 tons of sea water into fresh water a day. Under the deal with the Iran-based Sazeh Sazan, Doosan Heavy will construct the facility by October 2018 and it will also do operating and maintenance work for 12 years.


China’s Tsinghua plans to invest $7.5 billion in R&D
TOI 27 Jun, 2016
Tsinghua Holdings plans to spend $7.5 billion on research and development over the next five years, accelerating China’s drive to build a high-value semiconductor industry to challenge global chipmaking rivals. Also, the firm plans to open 1,000 startup incubation centers in 100 cities in China.


StanChart to invest over RM100mil in global tech hub in Malaysia
thestar.com.my 27 Jun, 2016
Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) will invest some RM123.3mil over the next three years to support its global technology and operation hub under wholly-owned subsidiary, Scope International (M) Sdn Bhd. This investment is a part of the RM12.3bil, the bank planned to invest to focus on strengthening its technology, retail banking, private banking, wealth management and improving bank’s control.


Project Frosty’ lures $21.6M warehouse expansion in eastern N.C.
bizjournals.com 27 Jun, 2016
United States Cold Storage Inc. will be expanding its refrigerated, cold storage facility in Warsaw, over the next five years, after striking an incentives deal with state and local government leaders. The expansion will primarily serve the company’s food processing customers in eastern North Carolina.


BHEL commissions two hydel units in Afghanistan
business-standard.com 27 Jun, 2016
Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned two units of 14 MW each at Salma Hydro Electric Project in Afghanistan. This project has been funded under government of India’s grant to Afghanistan.


Performance Food plans to expand facility in Tenn
richmond.com 27 Jun, 2016
Food Group Co. is expanding its Performance Foodservice-Lester food distribution facility in Lebanon, Tennessee, by 10,000 square feet, making way for additional cooler capacity for storing fresh meats and produce. The addition is expected to be completed by the end of the year


Naples Community Hospital To Expand MOB
healthcaredesignmagazine.com 27 Jun, 2016

Naples Community Hospital has selected Stevens Construction as the construction manager for a 26,000-square-foot medical office. The medical suite will feature endoscopy, orthopedic services, outpatient physical therapy, and will offer hyperbaric chamber therapy. Architectural services are provided by HuntonBrady Architects. The project is expected to be completed in late 2016.


Atria to invest EUR 14 million in developing Lagerbergs’ chicken production in Sweden

globenewswire.com 27 Jun, 2016
Atria to invest EUR 14 million in developing Lagerbergs’ chicken production in Sweden. The investments will be devoted to the improvement of the entire production chain, from chicken rearing and industrial production to the strengthening of Lagerbergs’ brand and it will be made in 2016–2018. The existing production facilities will be modernised and rebuilt, and production machinery will be renewed. Furthermore, new chicken rearing facilities will be built near the plant.


Shanta Gold gets approvals for underground project at New Luika Gold mine in Tanzania
mining-technology.com 27 Jun, 2016
Shanta Gold’s New Luika Gold mine in Tanzania has secured all necessary approvals for its underground project. The company has also started the mine decline development. The project is completely resourced in terms of employees, as well as equipment and current production, operating and capital costs remain on target.


Tine plans to enhance cheese production operations in Norway
foodprocessing-technology.com 27 Jun, 2016

Tine, a Norway-based dairy producer and distributor plans to enhance its cheese production operations and reconstruct a dairy plant. The company plans to rebuild the dairy facility in Elnesvagen, Norway, and close the plant in Hardanger and it will also make a decision on the Voss dairy facility once the Elnesvagen facility is rebuilt.


PSC holding hearing on proposed $5 million oil pipeline
bismarcktribune.com 27 Jun, 2016
North Dakota regulators are holding a public hearing in Watford City on a proposed $5 million oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Plains All American Pipeline has applied for a permit for the Johnsons Corner to Dakota Access Pipeline Project, a 3.5-mile long, 24-inch diameter crude pipeline. It will have a maximum capacity of 150,000 barrels per day, with a normal flow of about one-third that.


Union Oil and Gas agrees Nicaragua exploration deal
energyvoice.com 27 Jun, 2016
Union Oil and Gas Group is to sign an agreement with Nicaragua’s state oil company Petronic for future operations in four offshore oil and gas blocks in the Sandino Basin. The agreement, which is currently being finalised via governmental process, will grant UOGG priority rights to the exploitation of hydrocarbons in these blocks and marks the company’s first expansion into Central America after recent rapid growth in Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.


Wison Engineering awarded EPC contract for EOEG in Saudi Arabia
youroilandgasnews.com 27 Jun, 2016
Wison Engineering has won an EPC contract for an Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol (EOEG) project in the Middle East recently. According to the contract, Wison Engineering will be responsible for the expansion of the EOEG facilities and auxiliary units. The project is scheduled to be mechanically completed in Q3 of 2017.


Dong Energy to build new 450MW offshore windfarm in Germany
power-technology.com 27 Jun, 2016
Dong Energy will develop a new offshore windfarm with a total export capacity of 450 MW. Known as Borkum Riffgrund II, the new project will deploy the largest turbines ever used in German waters, featuring 56 MHI Vestas’ 8MW turbines equipped with rotor spans of 164m. Expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019, the farm will take the total installed capacity of Dong Energy to 6.7 GW, which already exceeds the company’s target to achieve installed capacity of 6.5 GW by 2020.


Canmore water treatment plant gets $1.6M for water treatment
cbc.ca 27 Jun, 2016
Canmore is getting almost $1.6 million from the Alberta government to support upgrades to its wastewater treatment system. The final cost of the project will be $5 million. The money is part of $595 million set aside in the 2016 provincial budget for water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects in small towns and rural Alberta over the next five years.


Unki gets green light to construct platinum refinery
bulawayo24.com 26 Jun, 2016
The Environmental Management Agency has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Anglo-American Platinum to construct its platinum smelting plant at its Zimbabwean unit-Unki Mine. Work on the plant is estimated to be completed in 18 to 24 months


Plan for £8m biogas plant at farm site in Kelmarsh
bbc.com 26 Jun, 2016
Raw Biogas plans for the facility at Wormslade Farm, Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire. The company hopes to process 46,000 tonnes of manure and crops each year, which could produce enough bio-methane to power 2,500 homes an hour. The plant will use anaerobic digestion which uses micro-organisms to break down biodegradable material and produce bio-methane


Swiss International signs KSA project in Al Qassim
hoteliermiddleeast.com 26 Jun, 2016
Swiss International has signed a management agreement with the Al Zamil Real Estate Group to develop the Swiss International Hotel & Resort at the Al Qassim Touristic City project, spread over 95,000m2 of land. The new hotel will have 135 rooms, three restaurants (the Swiss Café restaurant & lounge, a grill room, and a Mediterranean restaurant). It will also offer a banquet hall that can accommodate 1,000 persons, along with conferences rooms, one tennis court, and a children’s entertainment centre.


SECON, Hilton Worldwide sign contract to manage 4-star hotel in New Damietta

dailynewsegypt.com 26 Jun, 2016
The Saudi-Egyptian Construction Company (SECON) has signed a contract with Hilton Worldwide to manage a four-star hotel on the beach of New Damietta. The hotel will be part of SECON’s tourism residential project, with holds investments of EGP 120m and it covers 8,800 sqm, with a capacity of 130 rooms and suites.


Groups invest in $50 million Homewood residential development
triblive.com 26 Jun, 2016
The Urban Redevelopment Authority, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Building United of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh have plans and funding in place to build and renovate about 170 single-family homes and town houses on mostly vacant and publicly owned property in Homewood. Construction is expected to start this year and in early 2017.

Broadcom to invest US$250mil to expand operations
thestar.com.my 25 Jun, 2016
Broadcom is investing US$250mil to expand its operations in Bayan Lepas over the next 12 months. The operations in George Town, known as Avago Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd, a Broadcom company, in anticipation of more activities, is expanding its research and development activities, new product introduction, product and test development engineering and global supply chain operations. On 1st February, 2016, Avago Technologies completed its acquisition of Broadcom Corp for US$37bil.


Aberdeen gets new 6.9 million dollar wastewater treatment facility
kpvi.com 25 Jun, 2016
The City of Aberdeen has opened a new 6.9 million dollar waste-water treatment facility on 24th June, 2016. The project has been funded by loans and grants from USDA Rural Development and the Idaho Department of Commerce.


Giti Tire to expand Uniontown R&D center
crainscleveland.com 25 Jun, 2016
Giti Tire Group’s North American research and development (R&D) center, which opened a couple of years ago in Uniontown, plans to likely double in size to support the tire maker’s first North American tire plant under construction in South Carolina. The Uniontown R&D center handles product development and application of advanced design technologies, testing support for North American programs, and technical and logistical support for the marketing activities of Giti Tire USA and Giti Tire Canada.


POSH Bags Shell FLNG Contract
marinelink.com 25 Jun, 2016
PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) has been awarded a contract to support Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility using its semi-submersible accommodation vessel the ‘POSH Arcadia’. The 750-pax POSH Arcadia will be deployed to provide accommodation support for the hook-up and commissioning phase of the Shell Prelude FLNG Project in the Browse Basin, off the north-west coast of Western Australia


Inteva Products begins construction of new interiors manufacturing facility in Mexico

auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 25 Jun, 2016

Inteva Products, an automotive supplier of engineered components and systems is expanding its global manufacturing capabilities with a new 300,000-square-foot operations facility in Guanajuato, Silao, Mexico. The new facility is designed to produce interior systems for global automakers with vehicle production near central Mexico. The initial activity at the plant will involve manufacturing instrument panels and door panels for General Motors’ North American truck program. The firm has begun hiring and will start component production in 2017.


Georgian, Chinese investors pledge $120m to build cement factory in Georgia

agenda.ge 25 Jun, 2016
Construction of a $120 million USD Georgian-Chinese cement factory has begun in Georgia’s western Samegrelo region on 25th June, 2016. Once built and operational, the factory will produce 900,000 tonnes of clinker and 1.5 million tonnes of high quality cement annually.


Georgia Power considers building nuclear plant in Stewart County
albanyherald.com 25 Jun, 2016
The Georgia Public Service Commission will meet late next month to consider Georgia Power Company’s (GPC) Integrated Resource Plan, which includes the possibility of building a nuclear power plant along the banks of the Chattahoochee River in rural Stewart County. The Southern Company, GPC’s parent company, owns 7,000 acres of property near Omaha, which is located in the northwestern part of the county. The company has begun preliminary work, including geological and water studies, on the site.


Bygone Brand to open new warehouse, retail location in Rockford
rrstar.com 25 Jun, 2016
Bygone Brand will open a new warehouse and retail location in the Fairview Shopping Center at Suite 1C, 3600 E. State St. The 1,160-square-foot facility will act primarily as a space for warehousing and shipping online and retail orders with a retail shop open for limited hours.


Gazprom, CNPC sign memorandum on JV for gas generation, underground gas storage in China
tass.ru 25 Jun, 2016
Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has signed an MoU on cooperation on a joint venture for gas generation and underground gas storage in China. The sides will study the prospects of cooperation in the sphere of creating underground reservoirs to store natural gas on China’s territory.


Coop Opens Largest Logistics Centre
esmmagazine.com 25 Jun, 2016
Coop has opened its largest logistics centre in Schafisheim, Argovie. The facility is capable of producing 60,000 tonnes of bread and other baked goods, such as cakes and biscuits, per year.


Multistrada to expand tire business in US
thejakartapost.com 25 Jun, 2016
PT Multistrada Arah Sarana, producer of Achilles and Corsa tires, will further expand its business in the US this year. The company has opened a representative office in Los Angeles in March and it will be able to directly witness the potential of the market and provide firsthand information to consumers. To improve its sales, the company plans to launch its new car tire product in the US in August.


LuLu opens 1st mall in Malaysia, plans $800mn investments
gulf-times.com 25 Jun, 2016
LuLu Group has opened its 250,000-sq-ft, first mall with hypermarket in Malaysia, where the firm plans an investment of $300mn and 10 hypermarkets in the next five years. The new hypermarket is spread in three levels and combines everything from grocery and supermarkets products to fashion, household and latest electronics and gadgets. The group will also invest another $500mn in setting up the largest shopping mall in Malaysia.


FCC-Astaldi-Convensa venture wins EUR 584m contract for rail rehabilitation works in Romania
think-railways.com 25 Jun, 2016
CFR SA has awarded FCC-Astaldi-Convensa venture a EUR 584 million contract for rehabilitation works on Gurasada-Simeria railway (Section 3), segment of Frontiera (Border)-Curtici-Simeria railway section, part of the pan-European Corridor IV. Funding for this project is provided under the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme (POIM) 2014-2020, contributing to the objective concerning the modernization of the northern branch of rail Corridor IV connecting Curtici – Brasov – Constanta, as well to achieving the planned absorption of EU funds. Gurasada-Simeria rail segment has a length of 40,883 km and is part of 614 Km-Radna-Simeria rail section.


Contractor appointed to build £60million hospital in Orkney
pressandjournal.co.uk 24 Jun, 2016
Robertson Capital Projects has been appointed as a contractor to build a new £60million hospital in Kirkwall, Orkney. Over the coming months the proposals for the design, construction, funding and maintenance of the project will be finalized, with a proposed start on site later this year.


$2.7 million M-46 resurfacing project will begin next week near Vassar
mlive.com 24 Jun, 2016
A $2.7 million road project along a nearly five-mile-long stretch of M-46 in Tuscola County is set to begin next week. The project involves resurfacing and repairing the state highway between Vassar and Sheridan roads and the work also includes shoulder, guardrail and drainage upgrades. The project is expected to be completed by October.


Pacific Life to invest $4M to open Lynchburg center
richmond.com 24 Jun, 2016
Pacific Life Insurance Company will invest nearly $4 million to open a business center in Lynchburg. With the investment, the company completed an acquisition of the term life new business platform from Henrico County-based Genworth Financial. The governor approved a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Lynchburg with the project. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.


U.S. Postal Service Announces Big Solar Project In L.A.
solarindustrymag.com 24 Jun, 2016
The U.S. Postal Service will install a 10.2 MW solar project at its mail-processing center in Los Angeles. In July, Hecate Energy Central Avenue LLC will begin installing a solar power system consisting of 31,000 panels on the rooftop of the Los Angeles Processing and Distribution Center, located at 7001 S. Central Ave. The overall project includes the rooftop installation and a carport canopy in the existing parking lot, and it is slated for completion this fall.


John Holland wins early works contract for Melbourne metro
theconstructionindex.co.uk 24 Jun, 2016

John Holland has won a contract for preparatory works for the AU$10.9bn new metro in Melbourne, Australia. The early works contract includes excavation of major shafts in the centre of the city as part of preparations for the tunnel and five new underground stations. It will involve excavation of huge open shafts adjacent to Swanston Street to enable the underground construction of the two new city stations. The shafts will be up to 35m deep-more than 11 storeys below the ground-and involve the excavation of enough soil and rock to fill 34 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Other works in the package include the relocation and protection of up to 100 utilities, including gas, power and telecommunications services, and a 120-year-old brick main sewer line. These works will start within weeks, with work on the stations shafts to begin next year, following the conclusion of the environmental process currently under way and formal planning approval for the project.


Oxford flooring company to add up to 200 jobs in major expansion
wbrc.com 24 Jun, 2016
Kronospan, a Germany-based flooring maker plans for a $362 million expansion at its current facility on Bynum Drive, Eastaboga. The expansion involves four projects: laminate flooring, particleboard, and expanding the capacity of the resin plant. The fourth project will be the construction of a furniture cluster meant to attract other manufacturing companies to the area.


Optimarin Wins 15-Unit Ballast Water Treatment Contract
oilpubs.com 24 Jun, 2016
Optimarin has secured a contract for ballast water treatment systems for 15 vessels due to be built by for Topaz Energy & Marine. The vessels, of Vard 9 21 design, are specialised module carriers, and will be constructed at two yards in Romania, Vard Braila and Vard Tulcea and one in Vietnam, Vard Vung Tau. Optimarin will deliver its UV-based Optimarin ballast systems to the yards between the fourth quarter of 2016 and fourth quarter of 2017.


Vivocom secures another two contracts amounting to RM37.8 mln
thebornepost.com 24 Jun, 2016
Vivocom’s construction arm, Vivocom Enterprise Sdn Bhd, on 23rd June, 2016 received and accepted a Letter of Award (LOA) for a RM25 million construction project from Kiara 5 Development Sdn Bhd to be Turnkey Contractor for the construction of a block of 19 units low density apartment at Kampung Kayu Ara, Mukim Sungai Buloh, Selangor. Meanwhile, its manufacturing division spearheaded by Neata Aluminium (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has separately received and accepted a LOA amounting to RM12.8 million from Lim Hoo Seng Construction Sdn Bhd for the design, fabrication, supply, delivery and installation of aluminium and glazing works for a 41-storey serviced apartment block located at Lot 256, Seksyen 63, Lorong Stonor, Kuala Lumpur.


Japan’s Kubota wins waterworks order in Bangladesh
asia.nikkei.com 24 Jun, 2016
Kubota has secured an order worth 11.4 billion yen to supply and install 68km of water pipes in Chittagong. Construction is to begin this summer, with completion set for summer 2019. Kubota will ship cast-iron pipes with diameters of 110cm to 120cm from a factory in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture.


New water treatment plant will be built in Biddeford
wgme.com 24 Jun, 2016
Plans are announced to replace a 130-year-old water treatment plant on the banks of the Saco River. The facility supplies fresh drinking water to thousands of people in Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Scarborough. The plan is expected to cost $50 million dollars and will open in 2020.


BWSC starts £140m Kent biomass plant
theconstructionindex.co.uk 24 Jun, 2016

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has begun construction on a new £140m biomass, renewable energy plant on Discovery Park in Sandwich. Construction is scheduled to take two years.


GM to Invest $290 Million in Corvette Plant
torquenews.com 24 Jun, 2016
General Motors is planning to invest $290 million in the Bowling Green Assembly Plant where every Chevrolet Corvette is built, with emphasis on the production line of the historic American sports car. This investment is an addition to the $439 million investment announced last year and in addition to showing commitment to the Corvette, this pair of massive investments shows commitment to the Kentucky work force.


Boparan To Invest £10 Million In Restaurant Expansion
eatoutmagazine.co.uk 24 Jun, 2016
Boparan Restaurant Holdings will invest in excess of £10 million to stoke expansion of 10+ new restaurants over the next three years. The funding will enable the group to accelerate rolling out two of its brands, Cinnamon Kitchen and all-day dining concept Cinnamon Soho.


Mexican dry storage facility nearing completion
world-nuclear-news.org 24 Jun, 2016
An Independent used Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at Mexico’s Laguna Verde nuclear power plant has been built in record time, with fuel loading into the facility’s storage canisters expected to begin this month. The facility is being built by Holtec International as a turnkey project for Mexico’s national utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). Project teams from Holtec and CFE have completed all design and engineering work, fabrication of major equipment and construction of the storage pad, as well as a subterranean canister transfer facility, in 16 months. The project is now in the final stages of implementing the security systems to guard the facility. The delivery of dry storage systems and other systems are in progress and dry run demonstrations are under way. Holtec’s Site Services group is preparing to begin loading of an initial instalment of 13 HI-STORM FW storage modules this month. Loading will end in November.


CHS Primeland has open house for its $18.5 million fertilizer facility
capitalpress.com 24 Jun, 2016
CHS Primeland has inaugurated its new $18.5 million agronomy hub plant at the Port of Wilma in Clarkston, Washington on 23rd June, 2016. The distribution plant and manufacturing facility has a capacity of 24,000 tons of dry fertilizer storage and 2.5 million gallons of liquid storage. The company expects to grow from 100,000 tons of total product moving through the facility to 150,000 tons over the next five years.


Taiheiyo Cement plans 75MW biomass power plant
cemnet.com 24 Jun, 2016
Taiheiyo Cement will construct a biomass-fired unit with 75 MW in Ofuna Factory, Iwate prefecture. The new unit is understood to burn domestic and imported biomass fuel.


Central Food Thailand Plans To Expand
retailanalysis.igd.com 24 Jun, 2016
Central Food Retail will allocate Bt.6.5bn to expand its store network over the next five years. The firm is aiming to add 70 new stores every year which will boost the total number of stores from 205 to 600 by the end of 2021. The firm currently operates 205 outlets in various formats, including 85 Tops Market , 51 Tops Daily and seven Central Food Hall stores, among others.


Water company to build new treatment plant for Ellwood City area
ncnewsonline.com 24 Jun, 2016
The Pennsylvania American Water Co. is planning to build a new water treatment plant for the Ellwood City area. The project will include construction of a new treatment plant on 12.77 acres, two water intakes will be built in the Beaver River and Connoquenessing Creek and a new raw water pump station will pump the river water into the treatment plant, which will have a capacity of 8 million gallons per day. The project is still in the preliminary design phase and it will be premature to provide an estimated cost. Construction is expected to start early next year, and is expected to be in operation before the end of 2018.


SiGNa opens new manufacturing plant
energyglobal.com 24 Jun, 2016
SiGNa Chemistry inaugurated a new manufacturing plant and technical research centre in Rochester, to support the company’s efforts to develop environmentally friendly products that are based on a stabilised alkali metal platform. The materials produced at this facility are used for a number of enhanced oil recovery applications throughout North America.


Votorantim Cimentos inaugurates plant
worldcement.com 24 Jun, 2016
Votorantim Cimentos inaugurated a new 1.2 million TPA, cement plant in northern Brazil, in the state of Para on 23rd June, 2016. The company invested R$860 million in the plant it has been built using the latest technology and following the company’s Sustainability Principles.


Cemex will participate in LA Metro expansion
worldcement.com 24 Jun, 2016
Cemex USA is participating in Phase 1 of the Metro Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles, California. For this project, Cemex is expected to supply at least 330, 000 cubic yards of ready mix concrete. Phase 1 will comprise a 3.9 mile section of twin-rail subway, plus three underground stations in LA and Beverly Hills and is expected to be completed in 2023.


Wacker Neuson to build new plant in China
equipmentworld.com 24 Jun, 2016
Wacker Neuson plans to build a new compact excavators plant near Shanghai in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province. The 1.4 million sq. ft. location will house manufacturing, research and development, quality management, logistics, service and training in more than 320,000 sq.ft. of building space. The first compact excavator produced by the plant shall roll of the line in the beginning of 2018. Construction is slated to begin in the all of this year and expected to be completed by the end of 2017.


Ethiopia and Kenya in oil pipeline deal
theafricareport.com 24 Jun, 2016
Ethiopia and Kenya have signed a deal to construct a crude oil pipeline to run from Lamu, a coastal town, to Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The new deal is a part of joint infrastructure project to integrate the region under the Lamu Port- South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor.


StayWell Hospitality’s Park Regis Bali to open in July 2017
hospitalitybizindia.com 24 Jun, 2016
StayWell Hospitality Group has signed a long-term management agreement to open and operate the company’s second Park Regis property in Bali, Indonesia. Construction is currently in progress with the property expected to open in July 2017. Featuring 110 generously sized guest rooms and suites, as well as a roof top bar and restaurant, three swimming pools, a spa and gymnasium, the new property will be sure to exceed all expectations.


KEC International bags orders worth Rs 1,036 crore
business-standard.com 23 Jun, 2016
KEC International has secured new orders worth of Rs. 1,036 crore. Its transmission & distribution business bagged an order of Rs. 582 crore from Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company for supply and construction of 400 KV transmission line from Barakah Switchyard to Madinat Zayed Grid Substation in Abu Dhabi. It also received orders of Rs. 48 crore and Rs. 36 crore in Saudi Arabia and Americas respectively and secured a composite order of Rs. 317 crore for electrification, civil works, track laying, signalling, construction of road beds and bridges in connection with doubling between Rae Bareli and Amethi stations from Rail Vikas Nigam.


Food processing plant to be set up near Gilgit
pakistantoday.com.pk 23 Jun, 2016
A food processing plant will be set up near Gilgit to enhance export of fruits being produced in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). The required land will be purchased from the locals to set up the plant. Over 100,000 metric tonnes of fresh apricots, 4,000 tonnes of cherries and 20,000 tonnes of apples are being produced in Gilgit-Baltistan annually.


GNA Dangote Cement increases production capacity
ghanaweb.com 23 Jun, 2016
Dangote Cement Ghana, has announced expansion plans to meet the growing demand of its products across the country. The company hopes to complete its new plant being built in Takoradi and in addition to the expanded facility in Tema to increase its silo capacity beyond the current 21000 tonnes.


Phase II of Jerome Sewer Plant Starts Soon
magicvalley.com 23 Jun, 2016
The second phase of Jerome’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade is starting soon. The City Council voted on 21st June, 2016 to approve a $24.85 million contract for the project with Record Steel and Construction out of Boise. The second phase of the upgrades includes settling tanks, a new aerated basin, new pumping stations and blowers, biosolids handling equipment, and anaerobic digesters. The first phase included an emergency storage pond and work on membrane basins that are part of the filtration system.


Bosch establishes research office in Tel Aviv
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 23 Jun, 2016

Bosch has established a research and technology office in Tel Aviv. Its associates aim to work more closely with scientific institutions and universities and, at an early stage, to identify innovative start-ups working in fields such as machine learning (deep learning), robotics, cybersecurity, connectivity, and the Internet of Things (IoT).


Comcast Business to invest $9 mn for fiber expansion
telecomlead.com 23 Jun, 2016
Comcast Business plans to invest more than $9 million over the next year for a major expansion of its fiber-based network in areas spanning the Virginia region, reaching more than 3,000 businesses. The investment will provide US businesses and government organizations with the option of a high-performance Ethernet, Internet and advanced voice solutions in parts of budding economies like the Capitol District, Scott’s Addition and the Museum District.


Dermody Properties Breaks Ground on 546,000 SF Industrial Facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky
neyadabusiness.com 23 Jun, 2016
Dermody Properties recently broke ground on a 546,000-square-foot industrial facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Known as LogistiCenter(SM) at 480, the facility is located on Park Loop Road in the Cedar Grove Business Park. This new bulk warehouse and distribution center will feature e-commerce-compliant design, including 36-feet of clear height, 49 dock doors, expandable to 99 dock doors, 63 trailer stalls and 320 car parking stalls. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2016.


Davis-Standard Expanding Manufacturing Facility in Pawcatuck
packagingeurope.com 23 Jun, 2016
Davis-Standard, LLC, manufacturer of extrusion machinery, is expanding its primary facility at its headquarters in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. The facility will house the manufacturing and precision machining of advanced multi-layer blown film dies. The addition which will be adding 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space, is slated for completion later this fall.


Spanish retailer Mercadona to expand into Portugal
reuters.com 23 Jun, 2016
Mercadona, a Spanish discount food retailer plans to open four stores in Portugal in 2019. The company will invest 25 million euros in the Portuguese project and aims to create 200 jobs there.


RaceTrac convenience stores expand in Volusia, competition grows
news-journalonline.com 23 Jun, 2016
RaceTrac has opened three convenience store/gas stations in Volusia County since August and has one under construction in Deltona with three more in the works. The planned stores includes a location in New Smyrna Beach, just west of Interstate 95, on the south side of State Road 44. Also, the company on 3rd June, 2016 submitted site plans to the New Smyrna Beach city for a 5,488-square-foot convenience store with 10 gasoline pumps.


NTT breaks ground on 11.66-MW PV plant in Fukushima
renewables.seenews.com 23 Jun, 2016
NTT Facilities Inc has started the construction of a 11.66-MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Okuma city, Fukushima prefecture, on 13th June, 2016. The solar park is scheduled to start selling power on 1st July, 2017. The PV plant is a partnership with local Kitashiba Eletric Co.


Carbon Energy Ltd signs solar power plant agreement at Bloodwood Creek
menafn.com 23 Jun, 2016
Carbon Energy has signed an MoU with Photon Energy NV to evaluate the development of a large scale solar power generation plant with up to 20 MW capacity at the company’s Bloodwood Creek facility in Queensland. As part of the agreement, the feasibility of an innovative power storage system on the site will also be assessed, which will explore the use of the site’s existing underground infrastructure to store energy for use during peak energy periods.


Pioneer Cement sets up 12MW WHR plant
cemnet.com 23 Jun, 2016
Pioneer Cement (PIOC) has signed an agreement with CITIC industries for a 12 MW Waste Heat Recovery System (WHR) at its plant, Chenki district, Khushab on the banks of Jhelum River in Punjab province of Pakistan. The cost of the project is PKR1.5bn and will come on stream FY19.


Maxion Wheels Opens New Aluminum Wheel Plant in Brazil
prnewswire.com 23 Jun, 2016
Maxion Wheels, a division of Iochpe Maxion S. A., marked the opening of a new light vehicle aluminum wheel plant in Limeira, São Paulo, Brazil, this week. The new plant will open in two phases. In the first phase, production will reach 800,000 wheels per year. Phase two will complete the project, bringing production to two million wheels per year by 2020.


Wal-Mart to build 5th Neighborhood Market store in Charleston area
postandcourier.com 23 Jun, 2016
Wal-Mart plans to build its smaller-format Neighborhood Market store in the new Carnes Crossroads mixed-use community at U.S. Highway 17A and Highway 176 in Berkeley County. The construction schedule and opening date have not been determined.


China’s Dongfang Electric to build 120-MW wind park in Ethiopia
renewables.seenews.com 23 Jun, 2016

Dongfang Electric Corp, a power-generating equipment maker has agreed to develop and construct a 120-MW wind park in Aisha area, Somali, Ethiopia. The company will work on the project under a contract with Ethiopian Electric Power Utility (EEPU). The scheme is estimated to require a total investment of USD 257 million. A fund secured from the Export Import Bank of China will cover 85% of the project cost, while the rest will come from the Ethiopian government. The wind plant will use 80 units of 1.5-MW turbines and is scheduled to be up and running within a year and a half.


Midas unit wins 4 contracts worth $671 mil
theedgemarkets.com 23 Jun, 2016
Midas Holdings’ 32.5% JV company, CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Co., has won four metro and tramway contracts totalling $671 million in China. The first contract, worth RMB1.88 billion, has been awarded by Suzhou Rail Transit Group Co. for Suzhou Rail Transit Line 3, with delivery slated between 2018 and 2019. The second contract, worth RMB640 million, has been awarded by Hangzhou Metro Group Co. for Hangzhou Metro Line 2 phase 2 with delivery scheduled from 2016 to 2017. Honghe Prefecture Modern Tram Co. has been awarded the third, worth RMB630 million, for Diannan Centre City Tramway project, with delivery scheduled from 2016 to 2017. The fourth, worth RMB150 million, has been awarded by Suzhou New District Tramway Co. for the Suzhou National New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone Tramline 1 extension, with delivery slated from 2016 to 2017.


ibis opens new Heathrow hotel
traveldailymedia.com 23 Jun, 2016
ibis Styles London Heathrow Airport has officially opened for business. The 140-room hotel is located adjacent to London Heathrow Airport and features a contemporary stylish design with bright and colourful public areas and bedrooms.


Royal Canin to build $100M plant in North Sioux
siouxcityjournal.com 23 Jun, 2016
Royal Canin USA plans to build a plant in North Sioux City to help meet growing demand for its line of pet foods. The company will hold a kick-off event on 27th June, 2016 at the site of the new state-of-the-art plant to mark the launch of the first phase of the project, which includes an investment expected to exceed $100 million. The new plant is expected to begin production in April 2019.


Estanda improves cement grinding line in Africa
worldcement.com 22 Jun, 2016
Estanda has overseen the assembly of different components supplied to a cement grinding line in Africa. The industrial cement plant belongs to a multinational cement group. The company has once again been entrusted with the implementation of various improvements to cement grinding line 1 (CM1) and it had previously completed an upgrade of cement line 2 (CM2) for the same cement group.


Novatek approves $19bn financing for Yamal LNG plant construction
hydrocarbons-technology.com 22 Jun, 2016

Novatek has approved $19bn external financing to be raised for construction of Yamal LNG plant in Russia. So far, Yamal LNG has concluded loan agreements related to financing from the National Welfare Fund of Russia, as well as project financing agreements with Sberbank, Gazprombank, Export-Import Bank of China and the China Development Bank for $18.4bn. The Yamal LNG plant will have a capacity of 16.5 million tonnes per year and first LNG production is scheduled for next year. The first LNG train of the project is more than 70% complete.


GreyOrange plans expansion into Middle East
indiainfoline.com 22 Jun, 2016
GreyOrange, a multinational robotics firm that designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotics systems for automation at distribution and fulfillment centers, plans to expand into the Middle East market. The company will cater to the fast growing Retail, Consumer and Packaged goods and e-Commerce sectors with its state-of-the-art warehouse automation solutions for inventory management, order profiling and sorting. The company is currently looking for suitable partners and business associates for the expansion.


Yazaki to Invest BGN 45 M in Its 3rd Bulgarian Plant
novinite.com 22 Jun, 2016
Yazaki, a Japanese car parts manufacturer plans to employ some 3 000 people for the factory it is about to begin building in Dimitrovgrad. Construction is expected to start within a month and completed in a year’s time.


Canadian Solar, Flextronics to jointly set up PV module factory in Brazil, says Absolar

digitimes.com 22 Jun, 2016
Canadian Solar and Flextronics International will jointly invest US$80 million to set up a PV module factory with annual production capacity of 360 MWp in Brazil, with production to begin in 2016. The company has won contracts to set up PV power stations with total installation capacity of 384 MWp in Brazil in the past two years.


Lifosa to invest EUR 75 mln in production of food-grade phosphoric acid

baltic-course.com 22 Jun, 2016
Lifosa, a phosphate fertilizer manufacturer plans to invest approximately 75 million euros in the production of phosphoric acid. To expand the production, the firm also plans to build new production premises in Kedainiai, Central Lithuania. The company will disclose more details in fall, once the final investment project is ready.


Union Pacific Plans to Invest $2.1 Million in its Wisconsin Rail Infrastructure

up.com 22 Jun, 2016
Union Pacific plans to invest $2.1 million in 2016 to improve Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure. Union Pacific’s planned investment covers a range of initiatives: $600,000 million to maintain railroad track and more than $1.4 million to maintain bridges in the state. Key projects planned this year include: A $340,000 investment between Wilson and Eau Claire to replace a half mile of rail, a $160,000 investment between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls to replace a quarter mile of rail.


IKEA to invest $2,1 bln in modernization of its stores in Russia
russianconstruction.com 22 Jun, 2016
IKEA Centres Russia intends to invest no less than $2,1 bln in development and modernization of its 14 trade centers in Russia. A large-scale reconstruction will be carried out in two IKEA malls located in the Moscow region. Following the modernization, a shopping floor space is planned to be expanded by 15-20%.


GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone
ajot.com 22 Jun, 2016
GAC Dubai’s contract logistics arm has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) as part of the company’s continued investment and growth strategy. With its workforce of 200 highly experienced operatives, GAC Dubai’s contract logistics team has set its sights on increasing the current throughput of 7.5 million unit customisations to 11 million per month by mid-2017. The ground plus two-floor mezzanine adds 800 sqm to the co-packing area, making 1,800 sqm of space available for printing, labelling, kitting and product assembly services. The facility also includes two new temperature-controlled cleanrooms.


Unipetrol awards Talke contact to build logistics facility for polyethylene unit

business-standard.com 22 Jun, 2016
Unipetrol, a subsidiary of Polish Orlen group, has awarded Germany’s Talke a contract for the engineering and construction of a logistics facility at its location in Litvinov. The contract, worth CZK 700 million is part of new polyethylene unit project (PE3). The overall PE3 project costs are estimated at CZK 8.5 billion. The project includes the construction of a battery of 40 storage silos with a total capacity of 16,000 tonnes, the extension of an existing packaging hall, the installation of suitable machinery for bag filling, pallet packaging and truck loading. Also, the pneumatic conveying system for the transfer of product from the production site to the storage silos as well as new offices, cloakrooms and social facilities for the new logistics terminal are subject to the contract.


Wainwright/TVS plans second facility to serve South Carolina port
progressiverailroading.com 22 Jun, 2016

Wainwright Industries/TVS Supply Chain Solutions South Carolina plans to build a second facility in Charleston, South Carolina, to serve increasing demand for third-party logistics and supply-chain services. The company will build a 212,000-square-foot, CSX-served facility to provide warehousing and logistics for some of the South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) key market segments, including forestry products, which represent 15 percent of the port’s cargo volume.


Hyundai’s new facility in Algeria starts production in July
ennaharonline.com 22 Jun, 2016
Hyundai Motor’s new commercial vehicle assembly line in Algeria, will begin production in July. The facility has been built by Global Motors, Hyundai’s commercial vehicle vendor in Algeria. The US$63 million facility will assemble knockdown kits of Hyundai’s commercial vehicles including Mighty and Trago and its annual production capacity is 15,000 units.


Expansion at Fremont glass plant to bring up to 38 new jobs
news-sentinel.com 22 Jun, 2016
Cardinal IG, a manufacturer of residential insulated glass for windows and doors plans to expand its operations by investing $2.3 million in its Fremont, Indiana operations. The company is constructing an addition to its 318,000-square-foot in Fremont and it will install new rack processing to help facilitate new robotic automation, allowing Cardinal IG to relocate part of its glass manufacturing process which has been previously supported by an out-of-state supplier. Construction has began earlier this year, with plans to be operational by August.


EEHC meets Toyota Tsusho to establish $1.3bn power plant in Qena
dailynewsegypt.com 22 Jun, 2016
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) met with Japan’s Toyota Tsusho on 22nd June, 2016 to negotiate establishing a power plant in Qena. The power plant will cost $1.3bn, with a capacity of 1,300 MW. The initial studies propose building two production units, each with a capacity of 650 MW. Both units will work through a combined cycle system.


Thailands PTT plans to invest in budget hotels business
reuters.com 22 Jun, 2016
PTT Pcl is in talks with three to four hotel chain operators about plans to build budget hotels at its oil service stations in a bid to boost revenue from its retail business. The company aimed to set up hotels at 50 of its more than 1,400 stations over the next five years and it is also studying the possibility of listing its retail business on the Thai stock market and the study shall be completed in the fourth quarter.


Irish Water commences work on €18.4 million Donegal project
donegalnow.com 22 Jun, 2016
Irish Water has commenced work on the €18.4 million Donegal Group B project which includes the development of new sewerage schemes in Killybegs, Bundoran, Glencolumbkille and Convoy. This forms part of the €70 million investment committed by Irish Water to wastewater infrastructure in Co Donegal. Veolia Water Ireland in partnership with BAM Civil are carrying out the works on behalf of Irish Water.


Edscha builds new plant in Mexico
automotiveworld.com 22 Jun, 2016
Edscha, an automotive supplier has laid the cornerstone for its new plant in Mexico. In the new plant, the firm will manufacture its entire product range for numerous international automakers. The first products will be door hinges, door checks, liftgate hinges and hood hinges, with and without pedestrian protection systems. Later on, the local production of Powered Systems for automatic opening and closing of rear lids and liftgates is also planned. The first machines will be installed as early as September. They include ultramodern assembly systems and, as a next step, machines and equipment for processing rolled parts and forged parts, and later on for the assembly of plastic parts.


EBRD keen to double investments in Azerbaijani cement plant
en.trend.az 22 Jun, 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to increase its share in Holcim Azerbaijan OJSC’s capital from current 10 percent to 20 percent. The EBRD is considering an additional investment in Holcim to increase the bank’s stake in the company with a view to extend its participation in the business. The project will be discussed by the EBRD Board of Directors on 20th July, 2016.


A new cement plat project begun in Bechar
ennaharonline.com 22 Jun, 2016
Saoura-Ciment company, a GICA subsidiary, has begun work on a DZD34 bn, 1 Mta new cement plant in Bechar. The new plant will be commissioned in 2019. The industrial projects in Bechar are part of the new strategy of national industry development.


Taylor to build new Cellular Sales store in Macedon
rbj.net 22 Jun, 2016
Cellular Sales of New York, the largest Verizon premium wireless retailer in the country, has awarded Empire Commercial Construction, a division of Taylor The Builders, the contract for a 3,000 square foot location in Macedon. Construction has begun, and the project is slated to be completed in July.


Nestle to build new wind farm in Scotland for its UK, Ireland operations
domain-b.com 22 Jun, 2016
Nestlé plans to build a new wind farm in Scotland. Construction is underway on the nine-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway, which is expected to be completed by 2017. The wind farm power output of 125 GWh will be equivalent to the power demands of around 30,000 homes.


Singapore’s SMI eyes expansion into retail, F&B in Myanmar
dealstreetasia.com 21 Jun, 2016
Singapore Myanmar Investco (SMI), engaged in consumer products and services in Myanmar will be looking at investing in the retail and food & beverage vertical in the next three years. For the food and beverages sector, SMI has signed a franchise agreement with Crystal Jade group to bring in the Chinese restaurant concept and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf that will open soon at the new Yangon International Airport terminal.


Italy’s Pyrox to invest 150 mln euro in biomass CHP plants in Bosnia
renewables.seenews.com 21 Jun, 2016

Pyrox, an Italian developer and operator of power plants based on biomass gasification plans to invest 150 million euro in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants using wood biomass in Bosnia. The company will develop CHP plants in 40 underdeveloped municipalities in Bosnia’s two entities – the Serb Republic and the Muslim-Croat Federation, with access to wood waste.


Thai energy group PTT to invest $1.14 bln in biochemicals
af.reuters.com 21 Jun, 2016
PTT Pcl, plans to invest about $1.1 bln to develop biochemical products over the next five years. PTT group has joined with Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Corp to form a $100-million joint venture to build the PolyButylene Succinate (PBS) plant with an annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes. The commercial run is expected to start in the second half of 2016.


McCain to invest $65 million in french fry facility
foodbusinessnews.net 21 Jun, 2016
McCain Foods (Canada) will invest $65 million to expand its french fry facility in Florenceville-Bristol, including the addition of a new production line. The investment also will include a 32,000-square-foot expansion to the existing fry plant, new manufacturing equipment and technology, and the addition of 40 to 50 new jobs. Construction will begin immediately, and the company expects the new line to begin production in late 2017 or early 2018.


Nippon to build new steel wire processing facility in Indiana
platts.com 21 Jun, 2016
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp (NSSMC) plans to establish a steel wire processing facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. The facility, which will be located adjacent to NSSMC’s Precision Forge plant, will process cold heading steel wire used for fastener applications by the automotive parts industry and is expected to have an annual capacity of 39,000 mt. The facility, which will operate under the name Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading Wire Indiana Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based NSSMC, is expected to cost $50 million and be fully operational by the spring of 2018.


Finnish utility Helen poised to commission 1.2-MW storage facility
renewables.seenews.com 21 Jun, 2016

Helen is completing the installation of a 1.2-MW/600-kWh electricity storage facility in Helsinki. The facility will balance electricity supply and it will store and discharge power from Helen’s 340-kWp Suvilahti and 850-kWp Kivikko solar installations. The storage system has been provided by Landis+Gyr, part of Toshiba Corp. It uses 15,000 lithium-ion battery cells manufactured by Toshiba.


Coca-Cola unveils new Mozambique facility
iol.co.za 21 Jun, 2016
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company has officially opened its world-class bottling facility in Matola Gare, near Maputo in Mozambique. The plant’s 300ml glass bottling line is capable of bottling 48 000 bottles per hour and it has been built over three years at a cost of $130 million.


Areva TN opens concrete component facility
world-nuclear-news.org 21 Jun, 2016
Areva TN has opened a new facility for casting concrete components for its NUHOMS horizontal storage modules for used nuclear fuel. The Moycock Casting Facility in North Carolina will manufacture the components using raw materials supplied by a local concrete manufacturer. The modules are then transported to customers.


Kite Pharma Opens Manufacturing Plant in El Segundo
labusinessjournal.com 21 Jun, 2016
Kite Pharma Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, opened a new industrial manufacturing plant in El Segundo on 20th June, 2016. The company will manufacture Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell product candidates used for clinical trials in the treatment of patients with blood cancer, at the 43,500-square-foot plant.


Auto supplier voestalpine to invest $11 million in Alabama facility
madeinalabama.com 21 Jun, 2016
Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc, an automotive supplier plans to open an $11.1 million facility at Alabama, Birmingham. The firm will produce a variety of automotive components, including stamped and hot formed parts, at an existing facility located at 260-A Lyon Lane, in Birmingham’s Oxmoor Valley.


Lineage Logistics Opens New Facility in North CharlestonPlant
globaltrademag.com 21 Jun, 2016
Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics company held a grand opening for its state-of-the-art 180,000 square-foot cold storage distribution center in Charleston County, South Carolina. Services at the new facility include rail and transload, freight consolidation, blast freezing, import/export, and custom labeling and stamping. The 21-acre lot has 30 truck doors and four rail doors, as well as parking for 100 autos.


Skanska wins $180m contract to expand Florida cardiac centre
globalconstructionreview.com 21 Jun, 2016

Skanska has signed a contract with Lee Memorial Health System to expand and renovate the Gulf Coast Medical Centre in Fort Myers, Florida. The project will involve 34,000 square metres of construction and 4,500 square metres of renovations. Three additional floors along will be built, as well as numerous horizontal expansions and a 1,300-space parking structure. The $200m contract has been awarded to Skanska and joint venture partner Gates Construction. Skanska will include its 89% share of the contract, worth $178m, in the order bookings for Skanska USA Building in the second quarter 2016. Construction will begin this month and is due to be completed in February 2021.


Olymel will invest $25 million in the Lanaudire region: Expansion of the pork processing plant at St-Esprit and creation of 200 new jobs
marketwatch.com 21 Jun, 2016
Olymel will invest more than $25 million to expand its hog slaughterhouse and butchering facility at St-Esprit in the Lanaudire region. This major construction project, which will add 35,000 sq ft of space, bringing the total area of the facility to more than 215,000 sq ft, includes the construction of a refrigeration room and reorganization of production tables in order to increase the production volume of value added products. These improvements will also increase the facility’s slaughtering capacity from 30,000 to 40 000 hogs weekly.


Servers.com Launches New Data Center in Singapore
indiaprwire.com 21 Jun, 2016
Servers.com has launched the new data center in Singapore. The new facility corresponds with Servers.com’s fundamental principle-identical infrastructure in all locations. The key products such as cloud servers, dedicated servers, and cloud storage are united in hybrid cloud-ready environment, including Free Global Private Network that connects all the Servers.com data centers and creates a unified worldwide automated hosting platform. The firm plans to continue expansion in the APAC region, and are currently looking into options to establish its operations in Hong Kong by end of Q3’2016.


Enterprise Products to build new cryogenic natural gas processing facility in US

hydrocarbons-technology.com 21 Jun, 2016

Enterprise Products Partners is planning to build a new cryogenic natural gas processing facility and associated natural gas and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) pipeline infrastructure in the US. The firm is yet to determine the site for the new processing plant, which will have a design capacity of 300 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d). The plant will also be capable of extracting more than 40,000 barrels per day of NGL and is expected to come on stream in the second quarter of 2018.


$10m glass processing plant opening in Chch
voxy.co.nz 21 Jun, 2016
A new $10 million purpose-built glass processing plant has been officially opened on 22nd June, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Stake Glass complex, in Distribution Lane, Sockburn, has been designed by Chilton + Mayne Architecture, of Ashburton, and built by Stake Consulting, with space for future expansion.


Wison Engineering’s first EPC project in UAE breaks ground
hydrocarbonprocessing.com 21 Jun, 2016

Wison Engineering has kicked-off its first EPC project onsite in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This project, located west of Abu Dhabi, is a part of the ethylene plant expansion project of a provider of plastics solutions. The project is scheduled to be mechanically completed in October 2017.


California chemical company plans to build new plant in Columbus
omaha.com 21 Jun, 2016
Greenyug LLC plans to build a plant in Columbus, Nebraska, to make ethyl acetate. The plant will be built adjacent to a corn ethanol plant run by Archer Daniel Midlands (ADM). Construction is to start late this year. Production is to be underway about a year later.


Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel joins brand’s new premier tier of best-in-class hotels and resorts around the world
incentivetravel.co.uk 21 Jun, 2016
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened the Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel, located in the heart of bustling business district of Hangzhou, China. The hotel is the first new-build property to join the brand’s premier tier of hotels, selected for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences.


Moana New Zealand opens next generation lobster plant
scoop.co.nz 20 Jun, 2016
Moana New Zealand on 20th June, 2016 opened a new energy efficient live lobster export facility in Auckland. The new facility holds over 300,000 litres of sea water, can process six tonnes of lobster per day for export and has a total hold capacity of 27 tonnes.


New €40m city hotel near St Pat’s cathedral is given the green light
herald.ie 20 Jun, 2016
A new €40m, 257-bed hotel in Dublin city centre has been given the approval. The hotel, part of the Hodson Bay hotel group, will be built on a site on Dean Street, close to St Patrick’s Cathedral in the Coombe. The development will range in height from three to six storeys and it will have 257 bedrooms, a cafe bar/restaurant, meeting and conference facilities.


MNC Land to invest $1b in Indonesia theme park, partners China’s MCC Group

dealstreetasia.com 19 Jun, 2016
PT MNC Land Tbk (KPIG) is looking at investing $1 billion in setting up a mega theme park-cum-resort project in Lido, West Java. The company has signed an agreement with China’s Metallurgical Corporation (MCC) Group, which has bagged the $500-million Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services contract. Chinese lenders including Chinese Export and Credit Insurance Corporation have agreed to provide 85 per cent of the construction investment. They have also expressed commitment to finance the project for up to 15 years.


Microsoft opens new development facility in Vancouver
telecompaper.com 19 Jun, 2016
Microsoft has officially opened the doors of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre (MCEC) in Vancouver, a state-of-the art development facility set up tol create innovative products for the global market and develop technology talent in British Columbia. The MCEC will house developers from the Vancouver region, across Canada and around the world, further developing technologies and applications ranging from apps (Skype, OneNote, MSN) to gaming products (Gears of War), interactive television app (NFL for Xbox and Windows 10), mixed reality (Microsoft HoloLens) and ground-breaking accessibility products (Seeing AI).


Audi to build electric cars at new $1.3B plant in Pueblaline
theyucatantimes.com 19 Jun, 2016
Audi, Volkswagen AG’s luxury car brand, is set to open the $1.3 billion factory in San Jose Chiapa in Puebla state on 30th September, 2016. The plant shall begin by producing 150,000 cars a year.


Menard Inc. expands its Saginaw concrete plant along M-13
mlive.com 19 Jun, 2016
Construction is under way for an expansion of the Menard Inc. Saginaw concrete plant located at 1808 Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work on the addition, which will cover almost 40,000 square feet, began this spring and is expected to be complete this year.


Germany to invest $2.9bn in Iran solar sector
tradearabia.com 19 Jun, 2016
Germany will invest $2.9 billion in the Iranian province of Hamedan over a 10-year period to construct a solar power plant and other facilities. Siemens has reached an agreement with Iran earlier this month to build a new power plant in northern Tehran. The agreement for cooperation with Siemens will be inked soon. Funds required for the first phase of Jalal power plant stand at an estimated €330 million to €350 million.


Nitto Denko plans LCD polarizer production in China
asia.nikkei.com 18 Jun, 2016
Nitto Denko aims to establish start-to-finish production of polarizing films for liquid crystal displays in China beginning in 2018. The firm will invest roughly 13 billion yen to build a facility for this pre-processing step on the grounds of its plant in Shenzhen, which now conducts post-processing of the films.


Marshfield Clinic to build hospital in Eau Claire
chippewe.com 18 Jun, 2016
Marshfield Clinic will build the fourth hospital in Eau Claire on the current site of the Plaza Hotel, 1202 W. Clairemont Ave. The Marshfield Clinic Health System has bought the site of the hotel, which will continue to operate through December. The hotel will be torn down over the winter to make way for the hospital and a cancer care center, with groundbreaking set for the spring of 2017. The cancer care center is expected to open in the fall of 2017 and the hospital in 2018.


Cemindo Eyes Another $600m Investment for New Cement Plant
jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com 18 Jun, 2016

Cemindo Gemilang, a cement producer with Merah Putih cement brand, plans to build a new integrated plant next year. The company is still looking for the plant location. It is estimated that the new plant will have a capacity to produce 3 million metric tons of cement a year and will cost up to $600 million.


ISG secures groundbreaking contract for new Asda store
eadt.co.uk 18 Jun, 2016
Construction group ISG has won a £10m contract to build a new store for supermarket chain Asda in Clacton-on-Sea. The 35,000sq ft store is to be built on the site of a former multi-occupancy retail development on land off Bull Hill Road, following an agreement between Asda and the East of England Co-op reached in 2014. The new store will include a customer café, an in-store bakery and staff areas with showers and changing facilities.


Mexican auto supplier investing $54M in Michigan
detroitnews.com 17 Jun, 2016
TREMEC Corp. plans to invest $54 million in Michigan to open its first major manufacturing operation in the United States. The firm plans to lease and equip a new building in Wixom to house several existing and new activities.


Valeant Pharmaceuticals Unit to Invest $27.5 Mln to Expand Canadian Manufacturing

sonoranweeklyreview.com 17 Jun, 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valeant Canada is expanding its Canadian manufacturing and export capacity with investments totaling $27.5 million in its Steinbach, Manitoba and Laval, Quebec manufacturing facilities. The firm will invest $15 million in its Steinbach, Manitoba facility by the end of 2016, including $7 million in upgrades to product manufacturing technology and $8 million for the transfer of North American production of Xifaxan and Apriso. It also announced $12.5 million of investments in its Laval, Quebec facility, which includes $10 million to upgrade product manufacturing technology, as well as $2.5 million associated with the transfer of production of Arestin to Laval.


Greenyard Foods to build new US facility
fruitnet.com 17 Jun, 2016
Greenyard Foods is to beef up its northeast US operations with the construction of a new state-of-the-art packing and coldstorage facility. Currently operating as Univeg Logistics America (ULA), the company’s name will change to Greenyard Logistics America upon completion of the new facility. The work is due to begin in July 2016 with plans to open the facility in February 2017.


NGC Industries invests $26 million to expand its operations in Oxford, Alabama

lesprom.com 17 Jun, 2016
NGC Industries, Gypsum paper producer is investing $26 million to expand its operations in Oxford, Alabama. The plant uses discarded cardboard, magazines and trimmings from print shops to produce gypsum board face and back paper. The expansion will modernize the plant and increase the efficiency of their output.


Kariba South power station expansion nears completion
esi-africa.com 17 Jun, 2016
The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC)’s work on the expansion of the Kariba South power station is nearing completion. Some of the equipment has already been delivered on site. Installation has already been completed for the 2 by 250 tonnes cranes. The first unit goes on line on the 24thof December, 2017 and the second on 18th March, 2018. The expansion of the 750 MW power station is set to add another 300 MW to the national grid.


Burkina Faso to build $53m solar plant, largest in the Sahel region
africanews.com 17 Jun, 2016
Burkina Faso has launched the construction of a 33 MW solar power plant in the Zagtouli village near the capital Ouagadougou at a cost of $53.4m on 16th June, 2016. Funding for the project is from European Union grant of 25 million euros and a loan of 22.5 million euros from the French Development Agency (AFD). The plant will have 129,600 solar panels installed over a total area of 60 hectares. French company Le Cegelec, a subsidiary of French group Vinci, is in charge of the construction which will be completed in 14 months.


Anhui Conch joint venture to build US$230m cement plant in Cambodia
globalcement.com 17 Jun, 2016
Battambang Conch Cement plans to build a US$230m, 1.8Mt/yr cement plant in Battambang province. The plant will being operation in December 2017.


Aldi apply to build store at old fire station
wakefieldexpress.co.uk 17 Jun, 2016
Aldi has submitted plans to build a new store at the former South Elmsall Fire Station. If the plans are approved by Wakefield Council, the old station will be demolished for a 9,752sqm shop. Twenty-four car parking spaces will be allocated, with half being reserved for disabled people, along with 10 bicycle slots.


Japanese-Turkish consortium constructing carbamide plant in Turkmenistan
cihan.com.tr 17 Jun, 2016
The construction of the Garabogaz plant for carbamide production in Turkmenistan’s Balkan province is going on rapidly. The project is being implemented by the consortium which includes the Mitsubishi Corporation and Turkish Gap Insaat in accordance with the agreement with Turkmenhimiya state concern. The technology of Denmark’s Haldor Topsoe company will be used in the new plant and this will make it possible to produce 2,000 tons of ammonia per day and 660,000 tons of ammonia per year.


RibCrib begins $2M development project for Wichita restaurant
bizjournals.com 17 Jun, 2016
RibCrib is planning to open a corporate-owned restaurant near the burgeoning intersection of Taft and Ridge Road. The company is spending about $2 million to construct a 4,600-square-foot restaurant that will have seating for 150 people and will have a full bar. The targeted opening for the restaurant is October or November.


Ukraine plans to start 5 Bcm/year natural gas pipeline project to Poland
platts.com 17 Jun, 2016
Ukraine plans to build a natural gas pipeline to Poland with a capacity of 5 Bcm/year and which will be able to both send and receive gas. Construction of the 99 kilometer pipeline will start in 2017 and take three years. The capacity could be expanded to 8 Bcm/year later.


Solar energy firm to open Halifax plant
wral.com 17 Jun, 2016
SWELECT Energy Systems plans to open a solar panel manufacturing plant in Halifax. The firm will invest more than $4.7 million in the plant. The firm has installed more than 1,700 solar farms since its founding in 1983. Customers include major corporations seeking to adopt solar energy systems into their operations.


ABS wins Elba LNG Project contract
lngindustry.com 17 Jun, 2016
ABS Group’s subsidiary, ABSG Consulting Inc., has been contracted by Kinder Morgan Inc. to develop a maintenance and integrity programme for the LNG regasification terminal at Elba Island near Savannah, Georgia, US. ABS Group will develop the maintenance and integrity programmes for the base plant, balance of plant and the terminal upgrade. The full scope of services cover programme development and execution, including project management, strategy development and business processes, asset register, mechanical integrity (MI), preventative maintenance development, spare parts and bill of materials, as well as data asset management services.


Vivant to invest P3b more on power projects
mb.com.ph 17 Jun, 2016
Vivant Corporation (Vivant) is eyeing P3 billion in additional investments to finance further expansion of its power generation portfolio. The company has already invested over P2.5 billion for the construction of two thermal power generation plants and it owns 40 percent and 20 percent equity stakes in Minergy Power Corporation (MPC) and Therma Visayas, Inc. (TVI), respectively. These investments are expected to add 120 MW of attributable capacity to Vivant’s portfolio by 2017 to 2018.


APR Energy wins 350MW mobile turbine power projects in Argentina
power-technology.com 17 Jun, 2016
APR Energy has secured two five-year projects worth $450m from Argentina’s Ministry of Energy and Mining to provide 350 MW of power generating capacity in the South American country. The 350 MW capacity will be split between the two project sites by using 14 latest fuel mobile gas turbines of APR Energy. The new mobile turbines offered by the company include a wide range of advantages over traditional existing fast-track power technologies.


Storage World to Build New Self-Storage Facility in Wolverhampton, England

insideselfstorage.com 15 Jun, 2016
Storage World (Wolverhampton) has received city approval this week to convert the Attwood Building in Wolverhampton, England, to a mixed-use property that will include self-storage and ground-floor retail shops. The facility will be designed similarly to Hillcrest Self Storage in the Hillcrest Business Park in Dudley, England, which Storage World also owns and manages.


Lee County to build $50 million, 50-bed hospital
albanyherald.com 15 Jun, 2016
Lee County will finance the construction of a $50 million, 50-bed hospital that will be located on property that is now the Grand Island golf course. Once constructed, a real estate development company working under the authorization of the Development Authority will sublease the hospital to an experienced operator.


Premier Wynne to announce $85M investment for Chrysler plant in Windsor

globalnews.ca 15 Jun, 2016
The Ontario government will provide more than $85 million to Fiat Chrysler for an expansion of the minivan assembly plant in Windsor. The funds will be used to upgrade the assembly plant and to help finance a project at the Fiat Chrysler Automotive Research and Development Centre in Windsor.


Al Ashram in deal to build new Aramex Dubai facility
tradearabia.com 15 Jun, 2016
Al Ashram Investments has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Aramex, provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, to build and leaseback its new Express Courier Facility in Dubai. The new facility costing Dh75 million will be located in Umm Ramool area on Dubai Airport Road and it will be constructed by Al Ashram Contracting on a fast-track build-to-suit basis with an expected completion within seven months.


Sika inaugurates second facility in Thailand
worldcement.com 15 Jun, 2016
Sika is expanding its supply chain footprint by inaugurating a new facility in Saraburi, Thailand. The new plant has a production capacity of 100, 000 tpy of mortars and 65 000 tpy of concrete admixtures and it also includes a large warehouse for the storage of raw materials and finished goods and an office building.


Yusen Logistics opens new warehouse facility in Duisburg, Germany
supplychain.logistics-business-review.com 15 Jun, 2016

Yusen Logistics has opened a new warehouse facility at Rheinhausen site in Duisburg, Germany. The acquisition expands Yusen’s storage capacity by 8,700m², while the current total storage capacity of the multi-warehouse site is around 62,000m². The new warehouse enables the firm to expand its value-added services and focus on the optimal integration of customer value chains, including new areas such as dangerous goods.


Jinsheng to invest 40bn yuan in Xinjiang textile sector
fibre2fashion.com 15 Jun, 2016
Jinsheng Group with a focus on high-end equipment manufacturing, will invest 40 billion yuan in Xinjiang textile and garment industry. The group plans to set up three industrial parks in Xinjiang, the ecological yarn pilot industrial park for vegetable printing and dyeing, the regenerated fibre industrial park, and the intelligent high-end equipment manufacturing industrial park for producing computer-controlled machine tools, garment 3D printing and packing machinery.


Port and Logistics Group to Invest Heavily in New Facility for Containers and Other Cargo
handyshippingguide.com 15 Jun, 2016
DP World, has won a 50 year concession for the development of a $1 billion, greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. The $500 million initial investment (Phase 1) will include the purchase of land, dredging of a new access channel, a 20 kilometre access road and a 400 metre berth equipped to handle containers and other cargo. Construction is expected to start within the next six to nine months and take around 24 months to complete, resulting in 750,000 TEU of capacity.


Tesa Tape to invest $20M in Sparta expansion
mibiz.com 15 Jun, 2016
Tesa Tape Inc, manufacturer of adhesive tapes will invest $20 million on a 24,000-square-foot expansion at its facility located at 324 S. Union Ave. in Sparta. The company aims to finish the project in summer 2017.


SAS Manufacturing Opens 21st Century Machining Facility in Colorado
marketwired.com 15 Jun, 2016
SAS Manufacturing unveiled a state-of-the-art precision manufacturing facility in Englewood, Colorado, to serve aerospace and a variety of industries worldwide. Equipped with advanced 3D printers and automated milling machines, the facility will soon offer clients a 24/7 online platform to view the status of manufacturing projects in real time.


Utah Onions to open new packing facility in Texas
theproducenews.com 15 Jun, 2016
Utah Onions Inc. will open a new 27,000-square-foot onion-packing facility located in Carrollton, Texas. The facility will pack consumer packs, cartons, stickered onions, RPCs and more and also it will consolidate its current Texas sales office led by Tony Campise and Robert Alven into this new facility.


Batory Foods Breaks Ground On Wilmington Facility, Plan Incorporates Cutting-Edge Technology
foodingredientsfirst.com 15 Jun, 2016
Batory Foods broke ground on the construction of a 678,000-square-foot facility in Wilmington, Illinois. Alston Construction, headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, and Chicago-based Ridge Development are managing construction and development. The facility will incorporate cutting-edge technology and embrace environmentally responsible design elements, like remote-sensor LED lighting and electric car charging stations.


Liscio’s Bakery opens a new facility in Glassboro
worldbakers.com 15 Jun, 2016
Liscio’s Bakery inaugurated its new facility in Glassboro, New Jersey, USA, on 14th June, 2016. The new 109,000 square-foot facility has been built with an investment of USD13.5m.


PSEG Power Breaks Ground On Natural-Gas-Fired Plant In Sewaren
nispotlight.com 15 Jun, 20162016
Public Service Electric & Gas (PSEG) Power on 14th June, 2016 broke ground for a new 540 MW natural-gas-fired power plant at its energy complex in Sewaren, a $600 million project that will replace a 65-year-old unit scheduled to close when the new facility is operational in 2018.


Evoqua Awarded Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Contract In Florida
waterworld.com 15 Jun, 2016
Regional Utilities of Walton County, Florida has selected Evoqua, along with its sales partner AAG Electric Motors & Pumps, Inc., for a turnkey project to expand its biological wastewater treatment plant located in the coastal resort community of Point Washington. The project will include the expansion of an existing Evoqua Omniflo Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) from 2.0 million gallons per day (MGD) to 4.0 MGD. The consulting engineering firm, Preble-Rish, under the supervision of Philip Jones, will provide the process design, flow analysis, and permitting. The project will be completed in the summer of 2016.


First Commercial Graphene Manufacturing Plant in Australia Opens
prnewswire.com 15 Jun, 2016
Imagine Intelligent Materials (IM) has opened its first commercial 10 tonnes of graphene per year,  in Geelong, Australia on 15th June, 2016. The plant has been built by Geelong-based engineering company, Australian Engineering Solutions. Imagine IM has developed a graphene coating technology that enables the production of a world-first conductive geotextile that will be manufactured and launched into the Australian marketplace by Victorian-based Geofabrics Australasia later in 2016.


Tullow to construct oil company in Uasin Gishu
hivisasa.com 15 Jun, 2016
Tullow Oil Company is set to construct an oil company in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County. The county government will offer full support to the company to supply oil in the region, and create job opportunities for thousands of youths.


Nexus Gas Transmission has awarded four construction contracts for natural gas pipeline
ohio.com 15 Jun, 2016
Construction companies based in Mississippi, Georgia and Wisconsin have been awarded contracts by Texas-based Nexus Gas Transmission LLC to build a $2 billion natural gas pipeline across northern Ohio. Mississippi-based M.G. Dyess Inc. has been awarded a contract to build one Ohio section of pipeline, and Georgia-based Latex Construction Inc. is also awarded a section of the pipeline in Ohio. Wisconsin-based Michels Corp. has been awarded two contracts for work in Ohio and Michigan. The four contracts were awarded in February.


Natural gas pipeline proposed for eastern ND, western MN
wahpetondailynews.com 15 Jun, 2016
WBI Energy Inc will build a 38-mile pipeline to deliver natural gas supply to eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The expansion will cost an estimated $50 million and it will connect a pipeline near Felton, Minnesota, to WBI Energy’s pipeline near Mapleton, North Dakota. The pipeline will initially be able to move 40 million cubic feet of natural gas daily. Once permitting and regulatory work is done, construction could start in 2018.


TI Automotive opens new plant in China
plasticsnews.com 15 Jun, 2016
TI Automotive has launched a 74,000 square-foot, fuel tank systems production facility in Baoding, Hebei province. The products will be used on the customer’s Haval brand of sport-utility and crossover-utility vehicles


Chaney opens concrete plant in Gainesville
insidenova.com 15 Jun, 2016
Chaney Enterprises is opening its newest concrete plant at 14505 Lee Highway in Gainesville to serve customers in Prince William and Fauquier counties. The plant offers traditional ready-mix concrete as well as pervious and roller-compacted concrete.


Planet in Green bags PPA to develop 100MWp solar park in Iran
power-technology.com 15 Jun, 2016
Germany-based business management consultancy company Planet in Green Projects has signed a PPA with the renewable energy organisation of Iran SUNA for the development of a 100 MWp solar park in the country. The contract has been signed for a period of 20 years and the project is exected to commence in autumn this year.


TransCanada to build $2.1 bln gas pipeline in Mexico
in.reuters.com 14 Jun, 2016
TransCanada Corp will build and operate a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline in Mexico. The pipeline project will be built through a joint venture with a unit of Sempra Energy and be backed by a 25-year transportation service contract. TransCanada, which will own a 60 percent stake in the 800 kilometer (497 mile) pipeline and be its operator, will invest $1.3 billion in the project. Sempra’s unit IEnova will hold the remaining stake.


National Carpet Mill Outlet breaks ground on $5M facility
medinagazette.northcoastnow.com 14 Jun, 2016

National Carpet Mill Outlet and National Granite Luxuries has ground broken for its $5 million, 150,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse in Granger Township on a 32-acre lot, on 13th June, 2016. The project is led by Pride One Construction, 387 Medina Road, and financed by FirstMerit Bank. The facility will provide flooring, cabinetry and countertops in addition to items for kitchens, coffee and beverage centers, and a child zone where kids can play while their parents or guardians are shopping.


Honeywell expands Shreveport facility
energyglobal.com 14 Jun, 2016
Honeywell UOP has opened a new production line at its catalyst manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Louisiana. The US$150 million investment will enable the firm to produce a new range of catalysts for the oil refining industry at the facility. Construction of the new production line began late in 2014, coinciding with several other investments, including expansion of the facility’s third production line, and installation of a new kiln and water clarification system


Aurobindo Pharma to step up product launches in US
business-standard.com 14 Jun, 2016

Aurobindo Pharma, which has crossed $2 billion revenue mark in FY16, is planning to step up the momentum this year by increasing the number of launches in the US market as it aims to reach $3 billion in revenues in next two years. The company as on March, 2016 has filed 398 ANDAs on a cumulative basis, out of which 251 ANDAs are approved including 36 tentative approvals and balance 147 ANDAs are under review by the USFDA.


SATO opens new labels plant in western Poland
mhwmagazine.co.uk 14 Jun, 2016
SATO, provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, launched operations at its 5,173 m2 modern, new labels plant in Poland. The €5.7 million plant, located in Wroclaw, Poland launched operations in March producing printer labels and primary labels for a large number of applications including tags and tickets. The new plant services all of Europe.


Blackham gains final approval for Matilda start
engineeringnews.co.za 14 Jun, 2016
Blackham Resources is on track to start operations at its 4.8-million-ounce Matilda gold project, in Western Australia, in the next quarter, having now gained the final approval required for gold production to start. The Department of Mining and Petroleum had granted the Williamson mine mining proposal, following the recent approval of the Matilda mine and Wiluna mining proposals.


Jemena selects Intertek for $591m Northern Gas Pipeline project

hydrocarbons-technology.com 14 Jun, 2016

Intertek has been selected to provide third party inspection services to support the procurement of energy infrastructure company Jemena’s $591m Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project. The proposed 623km pipeline will connect Northern Australia’s vast gas fields to the east coast gas market and would run from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland. Under the contract, Intertek will provide services at the point of fabrication. The company will also deploy a quality inspectors team to oversee manufacture of the pipe work including quality of welding and steel composition.


Nava Bharat Ventures set to commission Zambia thermal power plant
thehindubusinessline.com 14 Jun, 2016

Nava Bharat Ventures is all set to commission its first overseas thermal power project of 300 MW in Zambia later this month and begin commercial operations in the second quarter of the current financial year. While the first unit of 150 MW will be operational by June, the second one within a month thereafter, contributing to the sales volumes and profitability. The project has a long term power purchase agreement with Zesco.


MDU Resources’ Unit to Invest $50M for Pipeline Expansion
finance.yahoo.com 14 Jun, 2016
Diversified energy company MDU Resources Group Inc.’s MDU unit, WBI Energy, Inc. plans to construct 38-mile pipeline to supply natural gas from Felton, Minnesota to eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. This Valley Expansion Project is estimated to cost $50 million. The new pipeline will connect the Viking Gas Transmission Company pipeline near Felton, MN to WBI Energy’s pipeline near Mapleton, ND. The company believes that this pipeline will offer another source of natural gas that will support industrial and commercial growth in the region. Assuming the successful completion of permitting and regulatory procedures, construction is expected to commence in early 2018.


Jaguar Land Rover Opens New Facility in Brazil
automobilemag.com 14 Jun, 2016
Jaguar Land Rover opened its first fully-owned manufacturing site near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 14th June, 2016. The plant will build upon the JLR’s growing presence in the nation, as sales have increased 11 percent during the first five months of the year. Meanwhile, the firm also plans to build aluminum-intensive cars in Slovakia by late 2018.


Cal State Fresno Set to Add New Facility for Fall 2016
cpexecutive.com 14 Jun, 2016
Bernards is on track to complete one of its education-related development projects. The commercial builder is currently working on a multi-use facility at California State University Fresno, where completion is now set for this August. The $9.5 million facility will expand the range of activities that the school provides starting with the new fall semester. The Paul Halajian Architects-designed facility will total roughly 22,000 square feet of space, and house a new physical therapy facility, faculty offices, two research labs, as well as a conference room on the lower floor, while the second floor will feature office suites that will be used by the six athletic departments.


Hyatt announces plans to open Hyatt Regency Sofia by 2018
hospitalitybizindia.com 14 Jun, 2016
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Terra Tour Service EOOD for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria. The 190-room hotel will feature three restaurants, which will build off the Hyatt Regency brand’s history of culinary excellence, as well as a rooftop bar with unrivalled views of the city. The hotel will serve as the perfect venue for a variety of events offering more than 12,900 square feet of flexible meeting and event facilities and it will offer a fitness center and spa. The hotel is expected to open in 2018.


Nakheel awards key sewage treatment plant contract
utilities-me.com 14 Jun, 2016
Nakheel has awarded a contract worth nearly Dh4 million to the Dubai branch of ILF Consulting Engineers for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) work at Deira Islands in Dubai. Under the agreement, ILF will oversee the design and construction supervision of the STP and lifting station, which is due for completion by the end of next year. The STP will be developed in two stages with the first, covering years 2017 to 2022, designed to handle 20,000 cu m per day. The second phase, from 2022 to 2042, will have an additional 17,000 cu m daily capacity.


Spanish Tomsa Destil will build a plantain processing unit in Cameroon
businessincameroon.com 14 Jun, 2016
The Sapidacam – Integrated Agricultural Development Priority Actions Company in Cameroon and the Spanish agro-industrial firm Tomsa Destil signed on 10th June 2016 in Yaoundé, a partnership agreement for the construction of a plantain processing unit in the country. The project, which has a plantain product component, plans to set up farms from which will be harvested 500,000 tons of plantains on a yearly basis. The plant for its part will be producing 200,000 tons of chips, 300,000 tons of plantain flour, 1.2 billion litres of ethanol. Through the biomass, the project is also planning for the production of 200 MW of electricity and 120,000 m3 of biogas.


Vietnam Building Materials opens new plant in Dong Nai province
cemnet.com 14 Jun, 2016
Vietnam Building Materials (VCM) has officially opened a cement factory for its StarCemt brand in the Bien Hoa Industrial Zone, Dong Nai province. The company’s cement products are currently distributed to more than 900 customers through shops and distributors from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau. VCM also has a clinker production plant in Van Hoa, Tuyen Hoa district, province Quang Binh, with a capacity of 5000 tpd and a cement grinding plant in the south.


JW Nutritional opens new protein powder manufacturing facility in Texas
foodprocessing-technology.com 14 Jun, 2016

JW Nutritional, a US-based dietary supplement producer has opened a new protein powder manufacturing facility in Plano, Texas. The facility will begin production later this month. In adition to function foods and pet nutrition, JW Nutritional also offers product development with formula research and development, ingredient-sourcing, packaging, label design, and fulfillment.


Alternergy to build new Rizal wind project
thestandard.com.ph 14 Jun, 2016
Alternergy will proceed with the construction of its $180-million, second 80 MW Sembrano wind project in Rizal, pending a final endorsement from the Energy Department on the new round of installation target. The project is estimated to have 25 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.2-MW to 3.4-MW per tower and it will still have the Equis Group, a Singaporean fund manager, as its partner for the Sembrano project.


Chinese Pharma Giant to Construct U.S.$2 Billion Br Plant
allafrica.com 14 Jun, 2016
Humanwell Healthcare, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, has invested two billion Birr for the construction of its plant in Ethiopia. The factory will produce tablets, capsules, injections and syrups. The plant is scheduled to be finalized and go fully operational with the next two years.


Sempra Energy awarded south Texas-Tuxpan natural gas pipeline contract in Mexico

pennenergy.com 14 Jun, 2016
Sempra Energy announced that Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG), a joint venture between its Mexican unit Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova) and TransCanada Corporation, has been awarded a transportation contract by the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build, own and operate an approximately 497-mile, $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline in Mexico. The 42-inch diameter South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline will have a capacity of 2.6 billion cubic feet per day and an anticipated in-service date of late 2018. IMG will be responsible for implementing the project, including permitting, acquiring land and rights of way, engineering, procurement, construction, financing, operation and maintenance. IEnova holds a 40 percent ownership of IMG’s joint venture. IEnova develops, builds and operates energy infrastructure in Mexico.


SMP Automotive building $154 million plant in Cottondale
wiat.com 14 Jun, 2016
SMP Automotive is building a 700,000 square feet, $154,000,000 plant at the Cedar Cove Technology Park, Cottondale. The company will hire 650 people, with job openings ranging from assembly, molding, lamination, paint shop, logistics and quality.


Work begins on $3B ethane cracker plant in Lake Charles
neworleanscitybusiness.com 14 Jun, 2016

Officials broke ground on 14th June, 2016 on a $3 billion chemical manufacturing plant in Lake Charles. The project is a joint venture between Korean petrochemical company Lotte Chemical and Atlanta-based Axiall Corp., which will build a nearly $2 billion ethane cracker complex near Axiall’s existing manufacturing plants in Calcasieu Parish. Lotte Chamical will produce monoethylene glycol at a $1.1 billion plant beside the facility, using a portion of the ethylene produced by it. Both plants are expected to begin operating in 2019. Axiall will use its portion of the ethylene output to make vinyl chloride monomer, a precursor to plastics and other products, such as caustic soda, chlorine and ethylene dichloride.


Para signs steel project MoU with Vale, Cevital
bnamericas.com 14 Jun, 2016
Brazilian iron ore mining company Vale and Algeria-based conglomerate Cevital signed an MoU with Brazil’s Pará state as part of Pará’s push to get a new steel-manufacturing complex to produce 2.7Mt/y of steel coils, billets, blooms, rails and powders. The MoU establishes terms for the transfer of licenses and land from Vale’s Aços Laminados do Pará (Alpa) steel project as well as terms concerning iron ore supply, rail transport and technology transfer. Cevital wants


North Lanarkshire Council to construct new link road between Gartcosh and Glenboig in £6m project
dailyrecord.co.uk 13 Jun, 2016
A new road designed to unlock developments in Gartcosh and Glenboig over the next 20 years has gained approval from Glasgow City Region City Deal cabinet. North Lanarkshire Council will construct the road and two roundabouts to open up access between Glenboig, Gartcosh Business Park and the M73. The project will cost an estimated £6 million.


General Motors to invest $10 million in Canada, add 700 engineering jobs
indiatoday.intoday.in 13 Jun, 2016
General Motors Co will expand its Canadian engineering base to reach a total of about 1,000 jobs in Canada’s auto-making province of Ontario. The company will also invest $10 million in its Kapuskasing, Ontario cold-weather facility, where it will conduct testing for new GM products.


Daimler, China’s BAIC to invest $608 mn in engine plant expansion
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 13 Jun, 2016

Daimler AG and China’s BAIC Motor will invest an additional $608 million to expand their joint engine plant in Beijing. The two companies, which jointly produce Mercedes-Benz brand cars in China, announced the agreement during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to China


Kwara secures $56mn Chinese investment for textile park
fibre2fashion.com 13 Jun, 2016
Kwara has secured a $56 million investment from the Ningbo Jinsheng Star Import and Export Company for setting up of a textile industrial park in Nigeria. The agreement for establishment of Kwara Chitex Industrial Park has been finalised. As part of the deal, Ningbo Jinsheng Star Import and Export Company will invest $56 million in Nigeria for setting up of the textile park, while Kwara state will provide up to $5 million in counterpart funding and also make available 400 hectares of land as well as infrastructure support.


Gurit Opens Wind Blade Mould Production Facility In Europe
nawindpower.com 13 Jun, 2016
Gurit, a Swedish company specializing in the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials, related technologies, and select finished parts and components, will open a wind blade mould production facility in Szczecin, Poland. Production is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter.


Air Industries to open production facility in Poland
newsday.com 13 Jun, 2016
Air Industries Group has signed an agreement to open its first overseas facility, a welding production site in Poland. The firm will take about 10,000 square feet within a new 50,000-square-foot manufacturing plant of Cincinnati-based Meyer Tool Inc. The co-location agreement is designed to combine Air Industries’ welding expertise with Meyer’s machining and grinding capabilities to create a one-stop shop near major customers that will cut costs and hasten production schedules.


Continental expands with new facility in Serbia
evertig.com 13 Jun, 2016
Continental, an auto parts maker has started the construction of a new EUR 17 million production facility in Subotica, Serbia. The new plant shall be completed by the end of the year


Hach Co. will break ground Thursday on Loveland expansion
reporterherald.com 13 Jun, 2016
Hach Co. will break ground on 16th June, 2016 on its 86,000-square-foot expansion. The new building will house the research-and-development and testing facilities now contained in the company’s two buildings at 5600 Lindbergh Drive near the Front Range Regional Airport in northeast Loveland. The new building will be complete in late 2017.


Norway grants permission to build 135 MW wind power plant
af.reuters.com 13 Jun, 2016
Norway’s oil and energy ministry has granted permission for Oslo-based Fred.Olsen Renewables to build a 135 MW onshore wind power plant in Norway’s southeastern region of Rogaland. The newly approved plant will be able to produce 400 gigawatt-hours (GWh) per year, enough to supply 20,000 homes.


Contract awarded for $7 million water treatment plant upgrades
swnewsmedia.com 13 Jun, 2016
The Savage City Council voted at its 6th June, 2016 meeting to award a $7.1 million contract for improvements to be made at the city’s Water Treatment Plant No. 2. The city received five bids for the project, ultimately selected the low bidder of Magney Construction, Inc., which came in with a bid of under $6.4 million. The next lowest bidder was Rice Lake Construction Group, which submitted a bid of $6.7 million.


LG Chem wins water treatment filter deal in Oman
koreatimes.co.kr 13 Jun, 2016
LG Chem has won a massive water treatment filter supply deal in Oman. Under the deal with Oman’s Sohar SWRO, LG Chem will supply more than 20,000 Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment filters exclusively to the seawater desalination plant that the Middle Eastern company will build in the Sohar region by 2017. Once completed, the plant, with over 20,000 RO filters, will be able to produce about 250,000 tons of desalinated water for some 800,000 people.


Slag Grinding in Bangladesh with LOESCHE Mill
mining-technology.com 13 Jun, 2016
The customer, MI Cement Factory, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has awarded the contract for the Munshigonj cement plant to LOESCHE GmbH, the market leader in cement grinding. To grind the blast furnace slag to a fineness of 4,000cm²/g Blaine, the customer will use a LOESCHE mill. For the main components of the scope of supply, a lead time of seven months after signing the contract is scheduled and the gearbox is to be supplied to Bangladesh in nine months. Commissioning of the LOESCHE mill is scheduled for May 2017.


Spectra Energy Awarded $1.5 Billion Nueces-to-Brownsville Pipeline Project to Meet Critical Need for Natural Gas in Mexico
prnewswire.com 13 Jun, 2016
Spectra Energy Corp’s subsidiary, Valley Crossing Pipeline, LLC, has been awarded a 168-mile intrastate natural gas pipeline project by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to provide natural gas transportation services beginning in 2018 to meet Mexico’s growing electric generation needs. Valley Crossing will construct and operate a header system of more than 5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) near the Agua Dulce Hub in Nueces County, Texas, as well as a 2.6 Bcf/d pipeline originating at that header and extending to Brownsville, Texas. There, the pipeline will connect with the Sur de Texas – Tuxpan pipeline, which will extend into Mexico.


New $20.8M water treatment plant announced for Nipawin, Sask
globalnews.ca 13 Jun, 2016
A $20.8-million, new water treatment plant is planned for Nipawin, Sask. The Saskatchewan and federal governments are each contributing up to $6.8-million towards the project, which also includes the installation of new distribution pumps. Emergency power generation equipment will also be installed to ensure a reliable source of water during power outages.


Honduras switches on 43-MW biomass plant
renewables.seenews.com 13 Jun, 2016

Honduras inaugurated on 10th June, 2016 a USD 130 million, 43-MW biomass plant located in the Sula Valley and owned by local company Honduran Green Power Corporation (HGPC). About 4,621 hectares of king grass together with weevil affected pine wood, African palm tree rachis and sugarcane bagasse will be used as fuel for the biomass facility.


Nestle Waters Opens Switzerland’s Largest Agricultural Waste to Biogas Plant
waste-management-world.com 13 Jun, 2016

Nestlé Waters and renewable energy developer, Groupe E Greenwatt, inaugurated an anaerobic digestion plant for recycling agricultural waste into biogas and fertiliser. The biogas plant will treat around 25,000 tonnes of manure and from 27 local farms and 3800 tonnes of organic waste from the processes that produce Nespresso and Nescafé. Financed, built and operated by Groupe E Greenwatt, the plant is expected to produce 4000 MWh of electricity and 4500 MWh of heat by using the biogas in a cogeneration engine. The heat will be consumed in the Nestlé Waters bottling plant, bringing its proportion of renewable energy to over 50%.


Oman’s Haya Water plans to build Liwa sewage treatment plant
timesofoman.com 12 Jun, 2016
Haya Water is currently evaluating the bids for Liwa STP construction tender approximate capacity of 10,000 cubic metres per day. The project will also include the establishment of an irrigation network with total length of about 63 kilometres. The firm has already floated the tender for constructing Liwa STP and its facilities and is currently under evaluation. The firm hopes to commence the works on project by December 2016 and expectes to complete by two years.


Hyatt announces plans for a Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney
hospitalitybizindia.com 12 Jun, 2016

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with a M&L Hospitality affiliate for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Sydney, Australia. The hotel, located at 161 Sussex Street and previously part of the Four Points by Sheraton brand, will be rebranded to Hyatt Regency Sydney at midnight on 30th November, 2016, marking the Hyatt Regency brand’s return to Sydney. Following a significant $250 million redevelopment and refurbishment, Hyatt Regency Sydney will include a new 24-story tower and 222 additional guestrooms, 272-seat all day dining restaurant, and over 37,100 square feet (3,450 square meters) of state-of-the-art meeting spaces for events.


Saudi Electricity plans two solar plants in first global tender
timesofoman.com 12 Jun, 2016
Saudi Electricity is seeking bids from international developers to build two solar-power plants at Al Jouf and Rafha in the kingdom’s northern region. The plants will each generate as much as 50 MW using photo-voltaic technology, which produces power directly for solar cells. Expressions of Interest for the projects shall be submitted by 20th June, 2016. HSBC Holdings Plc’s Saudi unit is acting as financial consultant for the tender, DLA Piper is legal adviser, and DNV GL is technical consultant.


Upgrades to Continue at Pella Water Treatment Plant
kniakrls.com 12 Jun, 2016
Phase three of the city of Pella’s long term water supply plan has officially been approved. The city council awarded a contract to Dave Schmitt Construction for $1.244 million. This final portion of the $16 million plan will connect the soon-to-be improved Water Treatment Plant with the rest of the system.


Work on 2MW power project starts in Hunza
brecorder.com 12 Jun, 2016
Work on 2-MW hydel power project at Hassanabad has been initiated in Hunza. The project costing Rs. 350 million will be completed in the next three years.


LCWSA project to begin soon
enewscourier.com 11 Jun, 2016
The first phase of construction on a Limestone County Water & Sewer Authority project that will enable the utility to purchase an additional 20 million gallons of water per day from Decatur Utilities shall begin any day. Construction on a pump station shall begin within the next 30 to 60 days. The second part of the project running a 36-inch pipeline beneath the Tennessee River has a start date of 1st August, 2016. The LCWSA board awarded bids for both components in April. The $3.76 million bid to build the pump station has been awarded to Florence-based Craig Construction Company, while a bid of $17.87 million has been awarded to Nashville-based Garney Companies for the 36-inch pipeline.


Jenkins Organization to Build a New Self-Storage Facility in Bee Cave, TXp
insideselfstorage.com 11 Jun, 2016
The Jenkins Organization, developer and operator of self-storage facilities, received approval from the city council on 9th May, 2016 to build a new self-storage facility at 15110 W. Highway 71 in Bee Cave, Texas on a 4-acre site. Bee Cave Self-Storage will include two buildings comprising 107,995 square feet of storage space as well as a manager’s apartment.


Dongkuk Steel begins operation of Brazil plant
english.yonhapnews.co.kr 11 Jun, 2016

Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. has begun the operation of a new plant in Brazil. The firm owns a 30 percent stake in the plant, while its counterpart Vale SA, an iron ore producer, holds 50 percent and the remaining 20 percent is held by POSCO. Dongkuk Steel will secure 1.6 million tons of steel slab produced from the plant, import 600,000 tons to South Korea for domestic use, and export the remaining volume.


Citgo Aruba to invest $450M to $650M to reopen idle refinery
foxnews.com 11 Jun, 2016
Citgo Aruba will invest $450 million to $650 million to reactivate an oil refinery in Aruba that has been idle since 2012. The facility will be retrofitted over the next 18 to 24 months. The refinery is expected to process up to 209,000 barrels per day of Venezuelan extra-heavy crude into intermediate crude and it will then send the oil to its U.S. refining network for further processing.


Valeant Canada announces an investment of $7 million in its Steinbach facility

mysteinbach.ca 11 Jun, 2016
Valeant Canada is further expanding its Canadian manufacturing and export capacity with an investment of $7 million into its Steinbach, Manitoba manufacturing plant. This follows an $8 million announcement earlier this week, for the transfer of two new technologies to Steinbach’s manufacturing facility. The announcement includes new measures that will involve modernization of the plant through the upgrading of product manufacturing technology to ensure the robust security of our products through international distribution channels. The implementation of the new quality control technology, upgrades to existing technology and production for new products will take place by the end of 2016.


Miami firm completes 125-bed Dominican hospital
therealdeal.com 11 Jun, 2016
IBT Group has completed a 125-bed hospital in the Dominican Republic near the Punta Cana and La Romana resort areas. IBT financed, designed, built and equipped the three-story, 62,336-square foot hospital in a Domincan city called Higüey. The new hospital provides emergency care and operates five intensive care units together with surgery rooms and diagnostic imaging facilities, plus a pharmacy, pathology lab and blood bank.


Protea Hotels expands in Africa
breakingtravelnews.com 11 Jun, 2016
Protea Hotels is signing agreements for the development of its 160 rooms, first hotel in Botswana, the ninth country in Africa in which the brand will have a presence. Marriott International, the parent company of Protea Hotels, plans to open over 93 hotels equating to 19,000 additional rooms in the Middle East & Africa region between now and 2025. This year alone, 17 new hotels will be opened in the region, adding close to 3,000 new rooms. As regards Africa more specifically, 10 new hotels are scheduled to open during 2016, bringing an additional 1,623 rooms to the market.


Sandals breaks ground on Phase 2 of Barbados resort
carribean360.com 11 Jun, 2016
Sandals Resorts has broken ground for its expansion project that will add 222 rooms to the 280 built on the original Casuarina Beach Club site at Dover Woods, on Barbados’ South Coast. Sandals phase two is expected to open in November 2017, in time for the winter tourist season.


Adb Approves $100M For Highway Project In Pakistan
radio.gov.pk 11 Jun, 2016
The Asian Development Bank has approved 100 million dollars loan for a highway project in Pakistan. The project supports north-south connectivity, new trade, and business opportunities, which will boost jobs and cut poverty. The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has also committed to provide 34 million dollars grant for the project. The project is also an integral part of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation corridors.


Flint Hills beefs up corn storage at 3 Iowa plants
ethanolproducer.com 10 Jun, 2016
Flint Hills Resources is adding 5 million bushels of corn storage at its Arthur and Shell Rock, Iowa plants and improving its grain receiving facility at a third, with completion expected in time for the fall harvest. The new ground piles will more than double the Shell Rock plant’s onsite corn storage and increase the Arthur plant’s capacity by more than 40 percent. The firm is investing near $7 million in the storage expansion projects. Construction will begin soon on improvements that will include a new grain receiving pit and material handling upgrades which will more than double the plant’s receiving speed while cutting truck turn times in half.


Pakistan to launch $US 8.2bn upgrading project
railjournal.com 10 Jun, 2016
The Pakistan government has approved a $US 8.2bn project to upgrade the 1872 km Karachi-Peshawar main line by 2021, 85% of which will be funded by a concessionary loan from China the terms of which will now be negotiated. The project is part of the $US 46bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a framework agreement for which has been signed in April 2015. The project will include track relaying, and upgrading of bridges, tunnels, and culverts, with the objective of increasing the axleload from 22.8 tonnes to 25 tonnes and a dry port will also be constructed at Havelian and the 55km line from there to Taxila will be upgraded.


Putin approves $4bn theme park in Russia
rt.com 10 Jun, 2016
Russia is planning to build its own Disneyland-style theme park on the border of the Kaluga and Moscow regions. The region has already allocated 220 hectares of land and found investors.


PennDOT announces completion of Golden Mile Highway improvement project in Monroeville
post-gazette.com 10 Jun, 2016
A three-year, $10.7 million reconstruction project to improve the Golden Mile Highway in Monroeville has been completed. The highway (Route 286) has been widened, including the addition of a center turn lane, and resurfaced between Route 22 and Old Frankstown Road.


Sweden will build ten new nuclear reactors and update on new nuclear reactors from 2015 to 2020
nextbigfuture.com 10 Jun, 2016
Sweden will build up to 10 new reactors in the coming years. Currently it has nine functional reactors at three nuclear power plants, which generated 38 percent of the electricity used in the country in 2014. The reactors are opened in the 1970s and 1980s. Most of them have lifespans of around 40 years and are in need of modernization.


China invests into vegoil crushing complex of Kazakhstan
blackseagrain.net 10 Jun, 2016
Izsu is planning to invest approximately 100 Mln. dollars into construction of a 300 KMT of oilseeds per year, new vegoil processing factory in Illichevsk village in North Kazakhstan region. The first phase of the investment is 30 Mln. dollars.


Celanese working on plans for 2nd U.S. methanol plant
kallanishenergy.com 10 Jun, 2016
Irving, Texas-based Celanese is working with Mitsui on plans for a second methanol project in the U.S. The preliminary engineering and more work is due to complete by the end of the year. The second methanol plant could start up in 2019-2020 range.


Primark opens third store in Northeastern US
rte.ie 10 Jun, 2016
Primark, branded as Penney’s in Ireland, has opened its new store in Danbury, Connecticut on 10th June, 2016. The new store brings the total number of Primark stores to 310 across 11 countries. The company is set to open six further stores in the US.


JG plans $500-$600M petrochem expansion
business.inquirer.net 10 Jun, 2016

JG Summit Holdings Inc. plans to invest $500 million to $600 million to expand its petrochemical business in the next three years. From a current capacity of 320,000 tons of ethylene a year, the firm plans to expand capacity to about half a million tons by 2019. This will also include the building of downstream capacity-the production of butadiene and aromatics.


AboitizPower signs contract with Zamboanga electric co-op
business.inquirer.net 10 Jun, 2016

AboitizPower Corp. has secured a bilateral contract with Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative (Zaneco) for part of the output of the 68.8 MW Manolo Fortich run-of-river hydro power plant project in Bukidnon. The contract covers initially 5 MW of energy supply from the power station being constructed and developed by AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor. The power plant is scheduled for completion in 2017.


Evonik operationalises membrane coating facility at Marl site
business-standard.com 10 Jun, 2016
Evonik Industries has recently started operating a thin-film composites plant to coat membranes for use in organic solvent nanofiltration and gas separation at its Marl site in Germany. The Group’s hydrophobic polyimide membranes, sold under the brand names DuraMem and PuraMem, are used in processes such as the efficient recovery of valuable homogeneous catalysts, solvent recycling, or gentle processing of natural oils.


Klöckner Pentaplast announces plans for new lamination facility
packworld.com 10 Jun, 2016
The Klöckner Pentaplast (KP) Group plans to expand its high-barrier film lamination and coating capacities to reinforce the company’s commitment to the global pharmaceutical and medical industries. Beginning in early 2017, the firm will use a state-of-the-art system to produce Aclar laminated pharmaceutical films from its site in Montabaur, Germany. The new Montabaur line will be fully operational for the entire kp Pentapharm Aclar product range by the end of 2017.


BASF to expand automotive coatings production in Thailand
business-standard.com 10 Jun, 2016
BASF will build a new manufacturing facility at its Bangpoo site in Thailand to strengthen its local production capability for waterborne and solvent-borne coatings. The new production facility complements the facilities at the new Coatings Technical Competence Center ASEAN, which was opened in September 2015 and includes a laboratory for product development, performance testing, colour design, as well as a small batch production unit. The expansion will help BASF to serve better the strong demand from the expanding automotive industry in ASEAN.


OTG to expand resin-coated proppant manufacturing plant in Canada
chemicals-technology.com 10 Jun, 2016

Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) is planning to expand its resin-coated proppant manufacturing facility in Canada. To be completed by the last quarter of this year, the expansion includes the purchase of more land for the installation of track that will accommodate more than 100 railcars.


Siemens to build two gas-fired power plants in Israel
fossilfuel.energy-business-review.com 10 Jun, 2016

Siemens has been awarded a contract from Israel to build two combined cycle natural gas-fired power plants which will have a combined power generation capacity of 2X70MW in the country. The contract involves construction of the Alon Tavor and the Ramat Gabriel natural gas-fired power plants in northern Israel. The company will be responsible for managing the turnkey construction of the two power plants, along with delivering one SST-300 industrial steam turbine, one SGT-800 industrial gas turbine and the SPPA-T3000 control system for each project. RD Energy, an Israel-based energy provider, is the customer for the two natural gas-fired power plants, which will feature steam extraction system. The projects are scheduled to be commissioned in the middle of 2018.


Chile’s Cintac building 8-MWp rooftop PV system in Santiago
renewables.seenews.com 10 Jun, 2016

Cintac, a steel manufacturer is building a 8-MWp solar rooftop system at its Santiago plant. The photovoltaic (PV) array, spread over 90,000 sq m, is scheduled to go online in the second half of 2016. The frim intends to market this system to different industries in the country.


SOCAR to build new oil-gathering park
en.trend.az 10 Jun, 2016
SOCAR will build a new oil-gathering park on the Pirallahi island in the Caspian Sea. A land area of 6.4 hectares in the north-eastern part of the island will be allocated for the park’s construction. SOCAR’s Oil and Gas Construction Trust will be the general contractor of the new tank farm’s construction. The park will include 24 oil tanks, three of which with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters each, six-2,000 cubic meters each, four-1,000 cubic meters each, five-700 cubic meters each, four-400 cubic meters each, two-100 cubic meters each. Meanwhile, there will be a two-storey administrative building, checkpoint, service space, a building of the firefighting pumping station and pumping stations for separate pumping of oil and reservoir waters, underground drainage unit, four separators, two ovens, and a substation building in the park’s territory.


UCHealth will build new hospital in Greeley
coloradoan.com 10 Jun, 2016
UCHealth is planning a new hospital and health center to Greeley, which will provide 53 inpatient beds with room to grow and will include an intensive care unit, an emergency department, operating rooms, advanced cardiology services and a birth center. The services offered at the new health center will include primary care, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatric care and many more specialties in addition to offering the most advanced lab, imaging and pharmacy services. Construction on the health center is expected to begin this fall with an anticipated opening in late 2017. Construction on the hospital is expected to begin in early 2017 with an anticipated opening in late 2018.


Lake Erie Development Co. receives $40 million for wind turbines
yourerie.com 10 Jun, 2016
The Department of Energy has awarded Lake Erie Energy Development Co. with the funds to construct wind turbines on Lake Erie. Six turbines will be built 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland, that are anticipated to be up by 2018.


Zachary medical complex expanding into second phase
businessreport.com 10 Jun, 2016
The Alabama developer of the Sullivan Medical Office Park in Zachary has purchased 2.2 acres on which to build phase two of an office park expansion project located between Main and Church streets. Zachary Medical Realty Investors II LLC, represented by Mark Samples, purchased the property from Sullivan Commercial Properties LLC, represented by Leonard J. Sullivan, for $590,000. The medical office park is being developed by Prime Healthcare Properties, of Huntsville, Alabama.


Ratner Steel to expand, add 30 jobs
nwitimes.com 09 Jun, 2016
Ratner Steel Supply Co. will double the size of its operations at the Port of Indiana this year. The company will add 100,000 square feet to its facility to house a stretcher leveler cut to length line, doubling the size of the present facility.


Alliance Ginneries sets up mega plant
herald.co.zw 09 Jun, 2016
Alliance Ginneries has installed a 10,000 tonne cotton seed processing plant in Norton. The plant has the capacity to meet all domestic planting seed requirements including the Government input scheme.


DSME wins $587 mn order to build 2 LNG carriers, 2 VLCCs
pulsenews.co.kr 09 Jun, 2016
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) has won orders worth $587 million to build two LNG carriers and two Very Large Crude-oil Carriers (VLCC) for units of Greek shipping giant Angelicoussis Shipping Group. The ships will be delivered by November 2019.


JPS Commissions Desalination Plant
jamaica-gleaner.com 09 Jun, 2016
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has commissioned the first desalination plant of its kind in the Caribbean at its Rockfort Power Station. The move is in line with the company’s new ‘Clean and Green’ programme and forms a part of efforts to minimise any negative environmental impact from its operations.


BillerudKorsnäs plans to invest $157m to boost efficiency in paper packaging

machineryandequipment.packaging-business-review.com 09 Jun, 2016
BillerudKorsnäs, a renewable packaging material provider is planning to invest $157.6m to improve efficiency in packaging paper and boost operations. The firm also expects the investment to streamline its production structure while strengthening it capability in kraft papers for packaging applications. The investment will allow the firm to upgrade its Skärblacka production unit in Sweden for improved machine glazed, MG, kraft paper production.


LATICRETE Announces 70,000-Square-Foot Expansion Of Manufacturing And Distribution Facility In Grand Prairie, Texas
prnewswire.com 09 Jun, 2016
LATICRETE, manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, announced the expansion of its manufacturing and distribution facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, on 9th June, 2016 with a ground-breaking ceremony. Construction of the 70,000-square-foot addition to the existing 100,000-square-foot facility will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017.


Skanska Builds $63M Medical Research and Education Facility in Tampa Bay
cpexecutive.com 09 Jun, 2016
Tampa–Skanska USA recently secured a $62.7 million contract to build a 230,000-square-foot research and education facility at the Johns Hopkins Medicine All Children’s Hospital campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The medical facility is set to deliver groundbreaking research and clinical education to the St. Petersburg community, and will include 30,000 square feet of research and laboratory spaces, and an additional 30,000 square feet of educational space, with a 400-seat auditorium and it will also be equipped with 50,000 square feet of office and administrative spaces, a 20,000-square-foot collaboration space, and a Biorepository. The project designed by architecture firm HDR broke ground in March 2016, with more than 200 professionals including clinicians, research teams, faculty and staff slated to occupy the facility by 2018.


Neshannock restaurant looks to build bigger facility
ncnewsonline.com 09 Jun, 2016
Soni’s Italian Restaurant in Neshannock Township is proposing to build a new, larger restaurant. The Lawrence County Planning Commission on 8th June, 2016 reviewed a land development plan for the establishment, which is to be built on Wilmington Road at Chapin Road, on the opposite side of the highway from where the existing restaurant is located. The owners are planning a 5,032-square-foot building on 1.19 acres of land.


Nucor Teams With JFE Steel To Build Mexico Steel Plant
sonoranweeklyreview.com 09 Jun, 2016

Nucor has reported a 50-50 joint venture with JFE Steel of Japan to build and operate a plant in central Mexico to supply a growing automobile-manufacturing market. The plant is expected to cost $270 million and to produce up to 400,000 tons per year of galvanized sheet steel and is slated to open in H2 2019.


Pertamina to build new apartments to make space for refinery upgrade
thejakartapost.com 09 Jun, 2016
Pertamina plans to clear out existing employee housing near a refinery in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, to make way for upgrades. Four apartment towers, consisting of 24-floors each, will be built for refinery employees and their families in a project worth Rp 497 billion. The 91-meter-high towers, with a combined 300 apartments, will be the tallest buildings in Balikpapan and are scheduled for completion in March next year.


Skanska JV snags $77M OH school construction contract
constructiondive.com 09 Jun, 2016
The Northwest Local School District in Cincinnati has awarded a Skanska-led joint venture the $77 million contract to replace three elementary schools and renovate five high schools. Skanska holds a 70% share in the joint venture with Cincinnati-based Megen Construction, which makes Skanska’s portion of the contract worth $54 million. Skanska will build the three new elementary schools according to LEED Platinum standards and expects all construction activity to be completed by August 2018.


Johnson Controls to build 4th automotive battery plant in China
prnewswire.com 09 Jun, 2016
Johnson Controls is forming a joint venture with Binzhou Bohai Piston Co, to build its fourth Chinese automotive battery manufacturing plant to be located in Binzhou, Shandong Province. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in 2017, with production starting two years later. Once up and running, the plant will be able to produce 7.5 million batteries per year.


Vinart gets OK to open dealership in Lower Nazareth
mcall.com 09 Jun, 2016
Construction will begin this year on a dealership for new and used automobile sales and service in Lower Nazareth Township. Township supervisors on 8th June, 2016 has granted final approval to the land development plan for Vinart Realty Associates to construct a car dealership on 10 acres of farmland at Commerce Park Drive. The project is slated for phased development, with three lots to be merged in order to establish a Hyundai dealership for new and used car sales in the township’s light industrial zone. The 25,000-square-foot sales and service center will have 16 repair bays and a full-service car wash.


Hareon Solar in JV to build 160MW cell and module plant in Morocco
pv-tech.org 09 Jun, 2016
Hareon Solar has recently signed an MOU with partners to build and operate a 160 MW cell and module plant in Morocco with a total investment of around US$114 million. Moroccan general contractor Jet Contractors, which issued a statement on the JV signing in May, will build the facilities and will hold a 40% stake in the new business, along side a 40% stake held by Hareon Solar. Investment and management firm, System Industrie Electronic Holding AG (SIE) will hold a 20% stake. Included in the agreement as a first phase of the plan is the establishment of a 30 MW module assembly line and obtaining international certifications for the modules. The plant will ship modules to projects in the region and overseas.


Mondelez Begins Construction of New R&D Plant in Poland
nasdaq.com 09 Jun, 2016
Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ recently ground broked for a $15 million, new research and development site in Poland. The facility, which will incorporate innovation labs, a new pilot plant and a creative space for new ideas, will support innovative chocolate and biscuit products including Power Brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Barni and Oreo.


Siemens wins order worth Rs. 113 cr
thehindubusinessline.com 08 Jun, 2016

Siemens together with Siemens Bangladesh has won an order worth approximately Rs. 113 crore from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) to design, procure, supply, install, test and commission 230/132kV gas insulated switchgear substation along with 225/300 MVA, 132/33 KV and 50/75 MVA transformers at Keraniganj within Dhaka.


Elmer Chocolate to open expanded Ponchatoula facility
neworleanscitybusiness.com 08 Jun, 2016

Elmer Chocolate plans to open an additional 70,000 square feet at its production facility in Ponchatoula later this month. The two-year, $40 million expansion is scheduled for a ribbon-cutting on 23rd June, 2016. The company received an incentive package from the state that included hundreds of thousands of dollars in performance-based, forgivable loans to purchase equipment.


ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Announces Plans to Expand Operations in Richland, Wash
businesswire.com 08 Jun, 2016
ConAgra Foods Inc’s Lamb Weston business will expand operations at its facility in Richland, Washington, with the addition of a new french fry processing line on investing more than $200 million. Construction on the state-of-the-art processing line is expected to begin immediately, with completion in the fall of 2017.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts to expand in Saudi Arabia with two new hotels in Riyadh with Al-Akaria
albawaba.com 08 Jun, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed an agreement with Saudi Real Estate Company (Al-Akaria) to open two new hotels in Riyadh. Scheduled to open in 2022, The Westin Riyadh and Element Riyadh will feature a combined 632 rooms and it will be a part of a mix-use development which will also feature over 4,000 sqm of retail space.


SB Energy to put online 48-MW wind plant in Shimane
renewables.seenews.com 08 Jun, 2016

SB Energy Corp will start on 10th June, 2016 commercial operations at the 48.43 MW Hamada Wind Farm, in Shimane prefecture. Comprised of 29 wind turbines of 1,670 kW each, the plant is a partnership between Softbank and Japanese trader Mitsui & Co.


Linde to build new gas plant
energyglobal.com 08 Jun, 2016
Linde plans to invest US$40 million towards building a large scale Air Separation Unit (ASU) to manufacture products in Southern Georgia/Northern Florida essential to various industries including metal fabricators and independent welding and gases distributors. The envisioned plant will expand its service capabilities to support the medium and long term growth of key accounts and industries in the region.


Saipem in for US$ 209 million petrochem project
khl.com 08 Jun, 2016
Saipem has been awarded a US$ 209 million contract for the delayed Petro Rabigh II chemical plant expansion project, in Saudi Arabia. Saipem’s 30-month contract comprises building a plant to process and recover vanadium and a unit to dispose of caustic soda. The company will also build chemicals storage facilities and it will also expand the production capacity of the ethane cracker to process an additional 30 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd) of ethane and add a new naphtha reformer/aromatics complex processing more than 2.7 MTPA of naphtha. Once completed, the whole complex will increase its capacity to 5 MTPA of petrochemical products and 15 MTPA of refined petroleum products.


DRA to design processing facilities for Pilgangoora lithium project
miningweekly.com 08 Jun, 2016
Altura Mining, a lithium developer has tasked multidisciplinary global engineering group DRA with the preliminary engineering and design of its processing facilities at the Pilgangoora lithium project, in Pilbara region, Western Australia. Mining will be conducted by openpit methods and a processing facility has been planned with a feed capacity of 1.4-million tons a year, producing a spodumene concentrate grading about 6% lithium oxide. Altura is planning an aggressive project delivery schedule, with production of first concentrate due in the third quarter of 2017.


Posco’s world’s largest steel mill in Gwangyang boosts capacity by 10% after renovation
pulsenews.co.kr 08 Jun, 2016
Posco has completed renovation of its fifth blast furnace to bump up annual capacity by 10 percent at the steelmaking complex in Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province. Following the renovation, the fifth furnace is now 5,500 cubic meters, 40 percent larger than the previous size of 3,950 cubic meters, and capable of turning out 13,700 tons of molten metal a day.


Proclad building pipe fabricating plant in UAE
kallanishenergy.com 08 Jun, 2016
Proclad, a pipe fabricator and forged steel producer has agreed to invest $136 million to construct a new plant in Jebel Ali to serve the oil & gas sectors. The unit will be built in two stages and be completed by year-end 2017. Proclad’s existing plant in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, produces corrosion resistant alloy clad pipe from four to 24 inches in diameter, fittings four inches in diameter and above, flanges two inches in diameter and above, and pipeline spools.


Woodman’s Food Market could build new store in Buffalo Grove
chicagotribune.com 08 Jun, 2016
Wisconsin-based grocer Woodman’s Food Market could build a store in Buffalo Grove at Milwaukee Avenue and Deerfield Parkway. The potential development will include a 240,000-square-foot Woodman’s store on the northwest corner, along with a gas station, convenience store, car wash and retail stores on the southwest corner and it will span 25 acres.


Archipelago opens new-build favehotel in Central Java
traveldailymedia.com 08 Jun, 2016
Archipelago International has continued the expansion of its favehotel brand across Indonesia with the launch of brand new property in Cilacap, a port city in Central Java. The hotel offers 108 rooms, all of which feature free Wi-Fi, LED TVs, desks with universal power outlets, and coffee and tea making facilities and also has its own mini-market.


Two new Hilton hotels planned in South Portland
bangordailynews.com 08 Jun, 2016
South Portland city has received two applications for two new hotels. The first hotel will be a Tru by Hilton hotel, constructed next to the Double Tree and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the 98-room building will be 48,000 square feet and cost more than $8 million. Plans for a second hotel are closer to the Portland International Jetport. If approved, the Home 2 by Hilton hotel, is expected to include 110 rooms and cost $7.4 million and it will also include an adjacent office building with possible retail space on the first floor. Both of these projects are scheduled to be taken up by the city’s planning board in July.


US Company to Spend More Than $200m to Construct LNG Terminal in Jamaica

tankterminals.com 08 Jun, 2016
New Fortress Energy LLC, will invest more than $200 million to construct a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Jamaica. The facility is expected to generate more than 200,000 metric tonnes of LNG annually, which will initially be supplied to the domestic market. The terminal, which is to be built, owned and operated by New Fortress, is expected to be completed for commissioning by 2017/2018.


Borealis invests €40m in cracker upgrade in Finland
prw.com 08 Jun, 2016
Borealis will invest €40m to upgrade its steam cracker in Porvoo, Finland. The upgrade will enhance the cracker’s energy efficiency whilst giving higher production capacities for propylene and crude C4 and an overall higher production quality of propylene. The upgrade, which is due to complete in the third quarter of 2017, will see the capacity for propylene and crude C4 increase by 30 kilotonnes per annum and 10 kilotonnes per annum, respectively.


Jacobs Wins EPCM Contract for Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine in Mongolia

sonoranweeklyreview.com 08 Jun, 2016

Jacobs Engineering Group has won a contract from Mongolia-based Oyu Tolgoi LLC to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the next stage of the development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia, the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project. The mine is owned by British-Australian miner Rio Tinto (RIO), the Government of Mongolia, and Canada-based Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ). The project has an implementation period of five to seven years.


Plains All American Pipeline project gets OK in North Dakota
fuelfix.com 08 Jun, 2016
North Dakota regulators have approved a short crude oil pipeline project in Mountrail County. The 10-mile pipeline will be able to move up to 1 million gallons per day at full capacity and it will begin at the company’s Robinson Lake facility and end at the Van Hook rail facility southeast of New Town. Cost is estimated at $9 million and the project shall be completed this summer.


St. Louis developer plans housing project near NGA site
fox2now.com 08 Jun, 2016
Paul McKee, a St. Louis developer is moving ahead with plans for a 500-unit residential housing project in an area around the planned $1.75 billion National Geospatial Intelligence Agency site in north St. Louis. The initial construction will begin in 2017 and be completed in 2018.


Greenland Minerals to develop Kvanefjeld project
mining-technology.com 08 Jun, 2016
Greenland Minerals and Energy is set to develop its Kvanefjeld project after the Greenland and Danish parliaments passed legislation that will regulate uranium exports. The project is projected to produce uranium and its area has defined JORC code compliant resources of more than one billion tonnes containing 11.1 million tonnes rare earth oxide, as well as 593Mlb’s U3O8. Initially, the company plans to produce rare earth metals at the project, while uranium will be an important by-product.


Solar thermal plant proposed for Port Augusta in SA
9news.com.au 07 Jun, 2016
Solastor unveiled plans to build the $1.2 billion plant in Port Augusta. The firm has secured in principle backing from the state and federal governments and it will seek assistance through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, with other funds likely to come from a consortium of banks. The plant will be able to store a week’s worth of energy, making it more efficient and cost-effective than existing, renewable energy projects which can only supply intermittent power to the grid.


Big self-storage facility planned for Stoney Creek
thespec.com 07 Jun, 2016
A new self-storage facility is rising in Stoney Creek. The vacant site, at 365 Fruitland Rd., has been acquired earlier this year by Strategic Storage Growth Trust, sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management. The facility on 3.7 acres will be developed into approximately interior-loaded 780 units in a climate controlled, two-storey building. Completion is expected in late 2017.


Contract for second LNG terminal to be awarded today
tribune.com.pk 07 Jun, 2016
The board of directors of Pakistan LNG Terminals (PLTL) is set to meet on 7th June, 2016 to award the contract for the second LNG terminal at Port Qasim, Karachi. Following the approval, PLTL will sign a LNG services agreement with the successful bidder. The board of directors of PLTL, in its meeting held on 6th May, 2016, has approved the financial bid submitted by Fauji Oil Terminal and Distribution Company (FOTCO) with Pakistan GasPort (PGPL), which has emerged as the lowest evaluated bidder for the contract to set up the terminal. The project has to be implemented in 11 months.


Hyundai E&C wins $120M order to build a mall in Cambodia
pulsenews.co.kr 07 Jun, 2016
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. (Hyundai E&C) won a $120 million deal from the Aeon Co. to build a shopping mall in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Under the deal, Hyundai will construct a four-story mall covering a 151,000-square-meter floor area in the Pong Peay City Project site in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The mall will house a big-box store, a movie theater, bowling alleys and small shops and other amenities, and its construction is expected to be completed by May 2018.


Swiber wins three projects worth US$215m in Qatar, South-east Asia
businesstimes.com.sg 07 Jun, 2016
SWIBER Holdings has secured three new contracts for projects with a total value of US$215 million in the Middle East and South-east Asia. One of these projects is an EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation) contract from a European oil major to perform pipeline replacement work in Qatar. The group has commenced the engineering phase of this project, which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2017. The other two projects are in Myanmar and Vietnam. In Myanmar, the group is participating in a consortium that will carry out EPCI of two wellhead platforms, associated pipelines and tie-ins for a project off the coast of Myanmar for a major South-east Asian oil and gas company. This project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018. The third contract involves the provision of transport and installation services for a full field development project in the waters off Vietnam. It is targeted for completion in the third quarter of this year.


Shearman & Sterling Advises Sponsors On USD4.3bn Coal-Fired Power Project In Indonesia
conventuslaw.com 07 Jun, 2016
Shearman & Sterling advised Bhimasena Power Indonesia (BPI) on the development and financing of the approximately US$4.3 billion 2,000 MW Central Java greenfield coal-fired power project in Indonesia. The shareholders in BPI are Electric Power Development Co. (34%), Adaro Power (34%) and Itochu Corporation (32%). The project is the first Public Private Partnership (PPP) project that combines a guarantee of the Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund with a guarantee from the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia. The debt package for the project is approximately US$3.4 billion, and the lenders include Japan Bank for International Cooperation and a syndicate of nine commercial banks: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, Shinsei Bank, The Norinchukin Bank, DBS Bank and Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation.


Canada’s Ontario to invest $770m in Stage 2 light-rail transit project expansion

railway-technology.com 07 Jun, 2016
Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne plans to invest more than $770m to expand the Light-Rail Transit (LRT) project in the province, which will include addition of 30km of rail and 19 stations. Ottawa City Council approved the Stage 2 LRT in 2013. This project will extend the LRT network to the east from Blair to Place-d’Orléans Station; to the west from Tunney’s Pasture to Bayshore Station and southwest to Baseline Station; and to the South from Greenboro Station to Bowesville in Riverside South. Construction will begin in 2018, with plans to commence operations on the project in 2023.


DP World to invest $1.2bn in Ecuador’s first deepwater port
splash247.com 07 Jun, 2016
The contract for developing and operating Ecuador’s first deep-water port, a $1.2bn project, has been awarded to Dubai-based DP World. The deal, signed on 6th June, 2016, will grant DP World a 50-year concession on the port to be built at Posorja on the delta of the Guayas River. Initial $500m investment will include purchase of land, dredging an access channel, building an access road and a 400-metre berth equipped to handle containers and other cargo. Work on the project shall begin in six-to-nine months and take around two years to complete.


Chinese firm to invest $100m in Ugandan mega sub-station build
esi-africa.com 07 Jun, 2016
The Ugandan government has granted a Chinese construction firm, Camc, a contract to build four mega sub-stations, that are planned to be developed in the Luzira, Namanve, Mukono, and Iganga industrial parks, projected to cost about $100 million. The funding for this project has been secured through a loan supplied by the Chinese Exim Bank, adding that 85% of the money will be spent on the construction of the four mega power sub-stations and the balance will be used for resettlement.


Northumbrian Fine Foods Invest £1.2m In New Production Line
esmmagazine.com 07 Jun, 2016
Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF) will invest £1.2 million in new baking production capabilities in its Gateshead facility, which will yield a 40 per cent higher production capacity. It will principally focus on the manufacture of ‘indulgent’ cookies, rotary moulded biscuits and bake bars such as granola.


Orpic to invest $320m in Muscat ‘Sohar pipeline’
meconstructionnews.com 07 Jun, 2016

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) is to invest $320 million in building a 290 km pipeline that will help transfer refined products between Muscat and Sohar. The pipeline is expected to start operations by mid-2017. The Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline (MSPP) and the Al Jifnain Terminal project will enable a connection between Orpic’s Mina Al Fahal (MAF) Refinery in Muscat and the Sohar Refinery with a new storage and distribution terminal located in Jifnain via a bi-directional pipeline network. The Al Jifnain Terminal will have an investment of around $100 million of the total capital expenditure, while the pipelines and associated investment in both Sohar and Mina Al Fahal Refineries will be around $220 million.


Echendu Oil and Gas to set up Ghana branch
myjoyonline.com 07 Jun, 2016
Echendu Oil and Gas (EOGL) UK, has announced plans to set up a branch in Ghana, to service the country’s growing oil and gas economy. The company with its headquarters in the United Kingdom, and offices in Ireland, Norway, and the United States, hopes to conclude this expansion before the end of 2016. The company offers a variety of services by providing drilling tools; other logistics, and serve as agency to refinery for oil explorations.


Shell to Build New Petrochemical Facility in Pennsylvania
powderbulksolids.com 07 Jun, 2016
Shell plans to build a new petrochemical complex in Potter Township, Pennsylvania projected to produce 1.6 million metric tons of polyethylene annually. Construction is expected to begin within 18 months.


Lakeside Organic Gardens gears up for groundbreaking on new facility
theproducenews.com 07 Jun, 2016
Lakeside Organic Gardens, headquartered in Watsonville, California, will break ground on its new cooling and shipping facility. The building will also house new administration and sales offices. When completed, all of the company’s operations will be in one location.


Dubai’s DEWA signs deal for 1,200MW clean coal project
arabianbusiness.com 07 Jun, 2016
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed agreements with a consortium including China’s Harbin Electric and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power to build and operate a 1,200 MW clean coal power plant in the emirate. The project has a planned commercial operation date of March 2023.


Construction progresses at PHGE gastification plant in Tennesse
rewmag.com 07 Jun, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee, is making progress on a gasification plant under construction in Lebanon, Tennessee. Last June, the city has been awarded a $250,000 matching funds grant to assist with construction of the facility designed reduce landfill usage and provide clean electrical power. The funding comes from the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Completion is expected later this year.


ADS to build Midwest pipe plant
plasticsnews.com 07 Jun, 2016
Advanced Drainage Systems, Plastic pipe maker plans to invest between $50 million and $55 million in its operations in 2017, primarily for a new manufacturing plant in the central Midwest. ADS, which trades under the ticker symbol WMS, currently has 58 manufacturing facilities. In the last fiscal year, ADS made about $45 million in capital expenditures, which included investing in HP and N12 (corrugated polyethylene drainage pipe) production capacity, adding production capacity in Florida, and other initiatives.


Siemens bags wind deal from J-Wind Setana
greentechlead.com 07 Jun, 2016
Siemens on 7th June, 2016 bagged its first wind deal from J-Wind Setana to commission 16 direct-drive wind turbines with a capacity of 3.2 MW each in Japan. The customer is a joint venture between Electric Power Development Co. and Hokutaku Co. The wind power plant Setana Osato with a total capacity of 50 MW will be installed in Setana town in the east of the Hokkaido Island. After commissioning in 2018, Siemens will also be responsible for the service and maintenance of the wind turbines within the framework of a long-term service contract.


Toyota to install 7.75-MW solar park at Texas HQ
renewables.seenews.com 07 Jun, 2016

Toyota Motor Corp will construct a 7.75-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant at its new North American headquarters in the US state of Texas. The solar park at the company’s campus in Plano will be deployed in phases, starting with the installation of two photovoltaic (PV) arrays, each 2.45-MW in capacity, at two garages by August 2017. A third parking structure will be equipped with 2.83 MW of PV by December the same year.


Talen Energy to convert Pennsylvania coal-fired plant to dual-fuel, able to burn gas

platts.com 07 Jun, 2016
Talen Energy has completed the first steps toward converting its 1,500-MW Montour plant in central Pennsylvania from a coal-fired facility to a dual-fuel plant, capable of burning natural gas as well as coal. Talen has completed its assessment of the feasibility of bringing gas to the Montour plant, in Washingtonville, and installing boiler modifications to enable a dual-fuel capability. The firm is in the process of selecting a qualified third party to construct, own and operate a 15-mile lateral pipeline to bring gas to the plant. The pipeline company selected by Talen Energy will be responsible for obtaining all necessary environmental and construction permitting from the appropriate federal, state and local agencies. The company anticipates completing the project in the second quarter of 2018.


Kosovo opens 5 mln euro plant for solar panels
renewables.seenews.com 07 Jun, 2016

German solar technology firm J.v.G Thoma together with Kosovan partner J.v.G. Jaha Energy has launched a 3,000 sq meters, solar panel plant worth more than 5 million euro near Kosovo’s capital Pristina. The plant, which opened last week, has an annual capacity of 200,000 photovoltaic panels of 250 watt. The new plant will manufacture DESERT solar panels, which are especially made for hot climate conditions.


WCCCD to invest $40 million in new buildings
freep.com 07 Jun, 2016
Wayne County Community College District will invest $40 million to build two new facilities, one in downtown Detroit and the other in Taylor. A $25 million Health and Wellness Center will be built on Fort Street between the community college’s main downtown campus and the post office. The $15 million Horticulture Education Center will be built on the college’s Downriver Campus in Taylor. Both are expected to open by 2018.


Highway 52 project completion expected early next month
decorahnewspapers.com 07 Jun, 2016
A project involving a 4.2-mile section of Highway 52 in Decorah that began last summer shall be completed by early next month. Wicks Construction of Decorah has the $6,262,511 contract for the work.

 

India keen on joint development of oil, gas blocks in Qatar
deshgujarat.com 06 Jun, 2016
India has evinced interest in joint exploration of new oil and gas fields as well development of discovered assets in Qatar as the two countries decided to focus on enhancing cooperation in the energy sector. India also invited Qatar to invest in the country’s exploration and production sector by bidding for the blocks under the new ‘Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing’ Policy and take part in disinvestment of Indian PSUs. An MoU has been signed with Qatar Investment Authority for facilitating Qatari investment in the Rs. 40,000-crore National Investment and Infrastructure Fund.


Guangzhou Automobile to invest in Xinjiang project
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 06 Jun, 2016

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co will invest 1.6 billion yuan in an automobiles project in the northwestern Xinjiang region, Urumqi. The unit will have a production capacity of 50,000 automobiles a year in the first phase and 100,000 a year in the second phase.


Russia to Invest $1.5Bln in Kyrgyz Gas Pipelines
themoscowtimes.com 06 Jun, 2016
Gazprom is set to invest $1.5 billion in Kyrgyzstan’s gas pipelines by 2030. One third of the 100 billion will be invested within the next two years in a significant boost to the Kyrgyzstan’s gas infrastructure. Earlier this year the company was planning to invest more than $758 million into different projects in Kyrgyzstan. The move was hoped to increase Kyrgyzstan’s access to gas from 20 percent of the country to 60 percent.


Bahrain to invest $928m in Hawar Islands eco-tourism project
arabianbusiness.com 06 Jun, 2016
Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah) will invest $928 million in the Hawar Islands project that will transform it into an eco-friendly tourism destination. The first phase of the project will see the addition of a 350-room five star lagoon resort set to open next year and 150 eco-friendly apartments and villas. The second phase will include a 150-room boutique hotel, a 200-room wellness resort and spa, 155 villas, a bird research centre, a heritage market, and the restoration of the 100-year-old Hawar mosque, expected to be completed by end of 2021.


IHG to Invest $200 Million in Crowne Plaza Brand in The Americas
hospitalitynet.org 06 Jun, 2016
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will invest a $200 million in Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts in the Americas region. The Crowne Plaza Accelerate plan, which will run for a three-year period, will help ensure that the brand remains at the forefront of the new way of doing business with design-led, culturally-relevant, technology-enabled solutions to genuinely empower, energize and inspire the modern business traveler to Make Business Travel Work. The plan will help enhance brand performance while also creating a guest experience with modern swagger, innovative technology, responsive service and flexible spaces that put the modern business traveler in control as they strive to integrate work and life, socialize and recharge.


Simply Essentials to invest $30 million in Iowa chicken plant, hire 250
desmoinesregister.com 06 Jun, 2016
Kansas City-based Simply Essentials has purchased the former Cedar River Poultry chicken processing plant in Charles City and plans to invest about $30 million to reopen the plant this fall. The Iowa Economic Development Authority agreed in March to provide the company with $1 million in tax incentives for high quality job creation.


Entel Bolivia to invest USD 20 mln in Chuquisaca upgrade
telecompaper.com 06 Jun, 2016
Entel Bolivia will invest USD 20 million this year in expanding both mobile and internet networks in Chuquisaca. The project will boost internet access in Sucre, as currently Entel reaches homes with a copper network that has limited capacity (6 Mbps), while fibre optics will enable speeds of up to 200 Mbps. In the provinces, the company provides internet and mobile telephony in the 29 municipalities of the Department, but will also reach Monteagudo, Padilla, Tarabuco and Camargo with fibre.


Tomorrow’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to be Designed and Built in Borås, Sweden
pollutionsoultions-online.com 06 Jun, 2016

Veolia Water Technologies (USA), through its subsidiaries VA-Ingenjörerna and Krüger, has won a SEK 400 million contract to design and build a new and ambitious wastewater treatment plant in Borås, Sweden. The new wastewater treatment plant will be co-located with the local power plant at the new Energy and Environmental Center south from Borås and it will have a 210,000 Population Equivalent capacity and will meet the emission requirements in a much more efficient way. Hand-over of the plant is scheduled for November 2018.


CONTEC to establish 10MW gas-based station in Benue
today.ng 06 Jun, 2016
Contec Global Energy (CONTEC Global) has signed an agreement with the Benue State government to establish a 10 MW gas-based power station in the state. The power plant will generate and supply electricity to the Benue Industrial Estate located in Makurdi, the state capital. The project is primed to commence in 180 days after all preliminary paper and administrative works on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) are completed.


Proposed state budget includes $125K for Maynard wastewater treatment
maynard.wickedlocal.com 06 Jun, 2016

Around $125,000 in the budget has been passed for fiscal year 2017 for improvements to the chlorination and dechlorination systems at the Maynard Wastewater Treatment Plant. This important funding will help the Maynard Wastewater Treatment Plant comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. Upgrading the chlorination systems will help ensure that contaminants are successfully removed to better protect our environment.


Foremost Farms Teams with Co-ops to Build Michigan Dairy Plant
wisconsinagconnection.com 06 Jun, 2016

Three Midwest dairy cooperatives are pulling their resources together to build a new cheese processing plant in Michigan. The Baraboo-based Foremost Farms USA, along with Dairy Farmers of America and Michigan Milk Producers Association, have committed to exploring joint ownership for a facility that could process up to six million pounds of milk a day and make 220 million pounds of American-style cheese annually. The companies plan to announce more details about the plan later in the year.


Freudenberg Sealing opens new plant in Turkey
tradearabia.com 06 Jun, 2016
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has established a new plant with an investment of €10 million in Bursa, Turkey. A broad product portfolio of innovative sealing solutions will be manufactured on a 14,000-sq-m property in the HOYAB industrial centre for a wide range of sectors, including the automotive, agricultural, energy and mobile machinery industries.


Finnebrogue Artisan opens multi-million processing facility
meatinfo.co.uk 06 Jun, 2016
Finnebrogue Artisan has officially opened its new 160,000 square foot, £25 million processing facility in Co. Down. Alongside the processing facility, a food development centre has been built at the heart of the building, which houses a creative kitchen, sensory panelling area and full-scale pilot plant.


Giant Tiger to Build New Store in Wetaskiwin, Alberta
marketwired.com 06 Jun, 2016
Giant Tiger will open a new store at 3725-56th Street in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, on 8th October, 2016. The new store will have approximately 22,000 square feet of selling space. Under a master franchise agreement with Giant Tiger Stores, The North West Company operates Giant Tiger stores in Western Canada, including this newest location.


Cebu Port Authority to build P400-M terminal
hellenicshippingnews.com 06 Jun, 2016
The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) will start the public bidding process for the P400-million one-stop-shop fastcraft terminal at the Cebu Base Port once the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) will approve its loan application. The future fastcraft terminal will be located at the area formerly occupied by Supercat and 2Go. Aside from the P400 million loan application for the fastcraft terminal, the CPA is also applying for another loan in the amount of P600 million for the expansion of a domestic port beside the Cebu International Port (CIP) so that a quay crane can be installed for domestic port operations.


Vattenfall to build €1bn offshore wind farm in Denmark
power-technology.com 06 Jun, 2016
Vattenfall is to construct a €1bn offshore windfarm Horns Rev III off the west coast of Denmark. The project is slated to be commissioned in 2018. After being commissioned, the wind plant will have the capacity to generate enough power that can supply electricity to 400,000 Danish households.


Lupin eyes 25-30 product launches in US this fiscal
thehindubusinessline.com 05 Jun, 2016

Lupin expects to launch up to 30 drugs in the US market in the current fiscal while it awaits approval of around 160 products from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The firm’s products filings have been made to the US health regulator from the company’s Indian as well as overseas facilities.


Sant Chatwal-led group to open five new hotels in US, to enter Middle East

economictimes.indiatimes.com 05 Jun, 2016

Dream Hotel Group will enter the Middle East market with a flagship project in Doha and open five new hotels in the US under a major expansion worth $1.5 billion. The group has signed an agreement with Qatar-based Al Alfia Holding for development of its flagship 325-room property worth $300 million in Doha. Further, it will open lifestyle hotels in Nashville, Dallas, Palm Springs, Times Square , Long Island City in the US and in Doha. The six projects, worth a total of 1.5 billion dollars, will be built with independent hotel development partners and are expected to open by 2019. Construction has already commenced in Dallas, Nashville, Long Island and Times Square.


Chinas entrepreneurs invest in granite processing in Mozambique
macauhub.com.mo 05 Jun, 2016
Sixteen entrepreneurs from China plans to invest US$50 million in a project for processing and exporting granite in the Sussendenga district, Manica province. An amount US$32 million has already been invested in building the plant and the acquisition of the equipment needed to process granite, as well as for cutting and finishing the stone. By October the factory will be fully equipped in order to start producing at full capacity.


Turkish company agrees $4.2-billion deal to build Iran power plants
hurriyetdailynews.com 05 Jun, 2016
Unit International has reached a deal worth $4.2 billion with Iran’s Energy Ministry to build seven natural gas power plants, which will have a combined installed capacity of 6,020 MW. Construction of the seven plants is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2017. The company has signed a 20-year agreement with Iranian officials to build the power plants on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model.


Armadale Capital to acquire graphite project in Tanzania
proactiveinvestors.co.uk 02 Jun, 2016
Armadale Capital PLC has moved into the highly prospective graphite market with the acquisition of a graphite project in south-east Tanzania. The firm has agreed to acquire the Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in an all-share deal from Aussie firm Graphite Advancement Tanzania (GAT), for 80mln shares, which will be issued upon completion.


Alam Maritim Bags $6.8M PETRONAS’ Subcontract for PFLNG1 Facility

nigzone.com 02 Jun, 2016
Alam Maritim Resources Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Alam Maritim (M) Sdn Bhd, recently received a Letter of Award from PETRONAS Floating LNG 1 (L) (PFLNG-1), a unit of Malaysia’s national oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), for subcontract work on the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, which will be deployed offshore East Malaysia. Under the contract, Alam Maritim will supply miscellaneous marine spreads for PFLNG-1 project. The contract value, as announced in a filing with local stock exchange Bursa Malaysia, is $6.8 million. Work on the subcontract will be commenced in mid June, with completion scheduled for mid October.


Ito En plans new factory to boost green tea capacity
asia.nikkei.com 02 Jun, 2016
Ito En, a Japanese beverage maker is building its first new tea-processing plant, with the site in Kobe. The company will invest 2.6 billion yen to build the plant, including 800 million yen for the land and 1.8 billion yen for the plant and equipment. The plant will begin operations within a year.


Voestalpine considering new stainless steel plant in Austria
reuters.com 02 Jun, 2016
Voestalpine is examining whether to build a new stainless steel plant in Kapfenberg in the southern province of Styria for up to 300 million euros. A final decision about a new plant will be made within the next 12-18 months.


Bulgaria, Romania to Construct Back-up Gas Pipeline Under Danube
actmedia.eu 02 Jun, 2016
Bulgaria and Romania will construct a back-up natural gas pipeline under the Danube river. In the beginning of April, Bulgartransgaz and its Romanian counterpart Transgaz has signed a contract for the construction of the main gas pipeline of the Danube river undercrossing. In addition to the main pipeline, representatives of the management of Bulgartransgaz and Transgaz signed on 30th May, 2016, a contract for the construction of back-up pipeline of the crossing of the Danube river to interconnect the gas transmission systems of the two countries. The Austrian HABAU has been selected as the lead contractor for the construction of the main pipeline, which shall become operational in the middle of the summer. The back-up pipeline shall be completed within 214 days after the opening of the construction site on the territory of both countries


ICTSI to invest US $130-million in Iraqi port
arabiansupplychain.com 02 Jun, 2016
International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) is investing in Iraq’s southern Umm Qasr commodities port. ICTSI will operate, develop and expand the port and invest US $130-million in the first phase of the deal. The three-stage project involves constructing three quays that can handle a cargo of 1,500 containers, in addition to storage yards and installation of six gantry cranes, two for each phase. The estimated cost of the project is US $140 to 150-million for each stage, that involves construction of a quay and a 200,000 square metre yard opposite to store containers and machinery, which are used to load and unload vessels. The first quay shall be operational by August, and the second will be completed within the coming two years.


Pirelli to Invest 200 Million in New Plant in Mexico
plenglish.com 02 Jun, 2016
Pirelli is investing 200 million dollar in the construction and expansion of its new tires plant being build at the industrial park known as ‘Puerto Interior’, in Guanajuato state in Mexico. The proposed investment will permit the production of about 2.5 million tires, and will increase total production capacity to 7.5 million pieces by the end of 2018. The production will start in 2017.


Pepperl+Fuchs to Construct a 110,000-Square-Foot Facility in Houston with an Expanded Engineering Center
prnewswire.com 02 Jun, 2016
Pepperl+Fuchs has broken ground on 2nd June, 2016, on a 110,000-square-foot facility in Katy, Texas, in the West Ten Business Park near Houston. The new facility, which will replace an existing 20,000-square-foot space, will house an expanded Solutions Engineering Center, a customer training area, warehouse space and distribution facilities. The new building is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017.


Stepan Announces Expansion of Poland Polyester Polyol Facility
prnewswire.com 02 Jun, 2016
Stepan Company will expand its polyester polyol facility in Brzeg Dolny, Poland, that will be completed in mid 2016, with the addition of a new reactor. The company has also confirmed the completion of the project to relocate its European R&D and Technical Service center to new laboratories in Wroclaw, Poland. The expanded facilities will serve Stepan’s business in insulation foams as well as the diverse CASE business. In addition to providing increased space for its growing team of scientists, the expanded facilities include a wide range of test and production equipment to support Stepan’s customers with innovation and technical development projects.


French’s to build ketchup facility in Toronto after controversy
ctvnews.ca 02 Jun, 2016
French’s Food Company has partnered with Select Food Products in Toronto to build a new manufacturing facility that will be fully operational early next year. The two companies will work together to develop and manufacture two new flavoured ketchups to be launched early next year.


SABIC inaugurates new research facility at Geleen
plastemart.com 02 Jun, 2016
SABIC has inaugurated a new research facility at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen. The new research building accommodates over 130 Technology & Innovation employees and it also includes a brainstorming room, supporting ‘out-of-the-box thinking’.


Porter’s Group Expands Its Facility In Cleveland County, North Carolina
areadevelopment.com 02 Jun, 2016
Porter’s Group LLC will invest $3.75 million to expand and establish a new manufacturing facility in Cleveland County, North Carolina. The company plans to hire an additional 44 associates during the next three years. Doing business as Porter’s Fabrications, Porter’s Group custom manufactures fabricated metal parts for buyers in automotive, energy, construction and other industries.


Brumark Adds New Manufacturing Facility in Dalton, GA
exhibitoronline.com 02 Jun, 2016
Brumark, the total Flooring Solutions Specialist, has opened a new 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia. This new facility is in addition to the company’s existing 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Dalton. The new space includes a 100-foot by 400-foot span plus a 100-foot by 200-foot span, which allows for producing grand-format flooring inlays for clients and it has nine dock doors for faster, easier order fulfillment and shipping, plus 5,000 square feet of office and showroom space.


Ryan Cos. Breaks Ground on 146,560 SF Office/Warehouse Facility in Suburban Chicago

rebusinessonline.com 02 Jun, 2016
Ryan Companies US Inc. has broken ground on a 143,560-square-foot corporate headquarters and warehouse facility for Cadence Premier Logistics. The facility will be situated on 44.5 acres and is slated for completion by the end of the year and it will feature 22,050 square feet of office space, an additional 22,050 square feet of mezzanine office space for future growth and expansion, 74,620 square feet of warehouse space and 24,840 square feet of breakout area. The facility will also include 184 car stalls, 442 tractor-trailer spaces and an indoor soccer field. Harris Architects Inc. will serve as the architect of record, and Hefner Associates is the civil engineer.


ADM plans to expand Effingham facility
herald-review.com 02 Jun, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to transform the 284,000 square foot warehouse in Effingham into a new pet food and livestock premix plant. ADM recently purchased the building for $8.5 million from Effingham Development Building Partners II. The firm plans to add inside the building includes automation within receiving, batching, packaging and loadout and it will also have multiline batching with simultaneous weighing along with metal detection and protection from receiving to packaging. The facility is expected to be fully operational in late 2017 or early 2018.


Everbright to Develop 750 TPD Waste to Energy Expansion in Shandgon, China

waste-management-world.com 02 Jun, 2016

China Everbright International has won the bid for a 750 TPD waste to energy project in Shandgon, China. The Shandong Jinan No.2 household waste integrated treatment plant waste to energy expansion project will to be constructed on a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) basis for a concession period of 25 years.


Lukoil opens Russia’s largest vacuum gasoil processing complex
hellenicshippingnews.com 02 Jun, 2016

Lukoil, an oil producer, has opened a Vacuum Gas Oil (VGO) hydrocracking facility at its Volgograd refinery. The $2.2 billion VGO complex, which also includes hydrogen and sulphur production, can process up to 3.5 million tonnes of VGO a year. It will help Lukoil improve overall fuel quality and increase output of ultra-low sulphur diesel by 1.8 million tonnes annually, from nearly 4 million tonnes currently.


Noble Energy gets approval for Israel natural gas project
fuelfix.com 02 Jun, 2016
The Israeli government has accepted Noble Energy’s plan to assemble a $5 billion natural gas project in the Mediterranean Sea called the Leviathan. The company wil secure financing for the project and grab more contracts to sell natural gas. The company also will start a bidding process to see how much the project will cost to build, and it could make its final investment decision on it by the end of the year or early 2017.


FERC OKs Elba Island LNG Export Terminal, Pipeline Project
naturalgasintel.com 02 Jun, 2016
FERC has approved Kinder Morgan Inc.’s (KMI) plans to add liquefaction and export capability to the existing Elba Island LNG Terminal near Savannah, Georgia, as well as make modifications to existing pipelines in support of the project. KMI’s Elba Liquefaction Co. LLC and Southern LNG Co. LLC received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $2 billion Elba Liquefaction Project [CP14-103]. The first of 10 liquefaction units is expected to be placed in service in the second quarter of 2018, with the remaining nine units coming online before the end of 2018.


JAMALCO Shifts to Natural Gas
jis.gov.jm 02 Jun, 2016
Cabinet has approved a Jamalco-proposed project for the construction of a natural gas-fired cogeneration plant to provide 94 MW of baseload capacity to the national grid. The plant, to be constructed at the Jamalco facility in Clarendon, will also provide steam to the entity’s refinery, leading to lower production cost for alumina. American company New Fortress Energy (NFE) has been engaged to construct the cogeneration facility at a cost of some US$160 million. It is projected for completion in December 2018.


Raceland sugar cane conversion plant nears completion
houmatoday.com 02 Jun, 2016
A $60 million sugar cane conversion facility called the B2X plant is nearing completion and will be ready to open in early fall in Raceland. Construction was began in February of 2015. Walkthroughs of the plant to check for completion and accuracy began this week.


Sener and Acciona begin construction of 100MW solar plant in South Africa

power-technology.com 02 Jun, 2016
Sener and Spanish infrastructure company Acciona has commenced turnkey construction of the €500m Kathu Solar Park Complex in South Africa. The two companies will carry out engineering, construction management, and commissioning of the 100 MW plant until it is completed and delivered. Sener will also provide the primary technology for the facility, including the SENERtrough-II parabolic trough. The solar plant is expected to begin operations in 2018.


Dubai to develop largest concentrated solar power project
energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com 02 Jun, 2016

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on 2nd June, 2016 has launched its Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 MW by 2030. DEWA has submitted proposals to international CSP consultants for advisory services for the first project of 200 MW in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park (MBR), to be completed by April 2021.


Vital Healthcare flags $A84m spend to expand Australian portfolio
nbr.co.nz 01 Jun, 2016
Vital Healthcare, which owns and develops property for hospitals and healthcare providers, plans to spend $A84 million to expand existing operations across the Tasman and make a series of new acquisitions. The unit trust’s manager, Vital Healthcare Management, will spend $A64 million on brownfield developments for its Australian hospital portfolio and a further $A20 million has been earmarked for strategic acquisitions to enhance its existing assets. Once completed, the firm anticipates the spending will raise the quality of its property portfolio and lift earnings.


Former Color Wheel founders expand new paint company
orlandosentinel.com 01 Jun, 2016
Florida Paints has acquired Sarasota-based Scott Paint Company from a Maryland company, returning the brand to Florida ownership. The acquisition includes an 85,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Sarasota and 17 stores in Florida’s Gulf Coast region, complementing Florida Paints’ existing network of 12 stores in North and Central Florida and its Orlando-based paint plant. Florida Paints plans to continue to make and market Scott Paint as it’s own brand under the Florida Paints umbrella. Both brands will be offered at all 29 stores, along with other specialty brands that Florida Paints currently offers.


LuLu group enters Indonesia
thehindubusinessline.com 01 Jun, 2016

Lulu Group has marked its retail push in the Far-East as it opened the first hypermarket in Jakarta to provide one-stop shopping destination for the people. The group plans to set up 10 hypermarkets in the next three years in the country at an initial investment of $ 300 million.


Abbott to invest $34M in Altavista plant
newsadvance.com 01 Jun, 2016
Abbott, a nutritional-products manufacturing company, is bringing 56 new jobs to Campbell County. Paid for in part by the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Abbott’s $34 million expansion to its Altavista facility was the result of a competitive process between Virginia and several other states. The expansion will take place over the course of the next three years.


Italian firm plans $56 million wind project in central Iowa
desmoinesregister.com 01 Jun, 2016
Building Energy SPA has reached an agreement to build a $56 million, 30 MW wind farm in central Iowa. The company’s subsidiary, Building Energy Wind Iowa, will provide $23 million of the project cost, with Capital One Bank kicking in $33 million. The firm will work with Optimum Renewables, a Des Moines renewable energy developer, in building the project.


Grand Prairie warehouse project planned for e-commerce business
bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com 01 Jun, 2016

Port Logistics Realty has purchased land for a new speculative warehouse project in Grand Prairie. The 83,125 square-foot project is planned in the Great Southwest Industrial District on Avenue S at 114th Street. Construction is expected to start this summer and to be finished by first-quarter 2017.


Solar panel manufacturing facility to be built in Batangas
bworldonline.com 01 Jun, 2016
Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings, Inc. will build a factory in Tanauan, Batangas that will produce solar panels for a target capacity of 2 GW, which it claims will be the largest outside of China. The company will start putting up the facility in the third quarter and it will be built over the next three years, adding that the first section will start operating by the end of the year.


Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility
businesswire.com 01 Jun, 2016
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, provider of veterinary care, broke ground on its new hospital on 1st June, 2016. The new building will be approximately 37,000 square feet and will allow for the expansion of current and new specialties, like the recently added sports medicine/rehabilitation, pain management, and ophthalmology. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be complete by spring 2017.


UPS to build new facility in Round Rock following agreement with city
communityimpact.com 01 Jun, 2016
United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) will build a 225,000-square-foot package-distribution and warehouse facility in Round Rock following an economic development deal approved by City Council on 12th May, 2016. The agreement states UPS will purchase approximately 50 acres of land and invest at least $70 million in facility improvements and personal property. The package-processing facility will include automated sorting systems and will house approximately 300 UPS delivery vehicles. The Round Rock building is expected to open at the end of 2018.


Magellan and LBC to expand crude storage
energyglobal.com 01 Jun, 2016
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and LBC Tank Terminals, LLC (LBC) have entered into a letter of intent for Seabrook Logistics, LLC, owned 50/50 by Magellan and LBC, to expand its crude oil and condensate storage, marine capacity and pipeline infrastructure in the Houston Gulf Coast area. As contemplated by the letter of intent, Seabrook Logistics proposes to construct up to 4 million bbls (636 000 m3) of additional storage for a total of nearly 5 million bbls (795 000 m3) adjacent to LBC’s existing terminal in Seabrook, Texas. The proposed expansion, which has been approved by the board of directors of both Magellan and LBC, is subject to receipt of necessary permits, regulatory approvals and completion of binding agreements. A portion of the additional new storage and pipeline assets could be operational by the end of 2017.


NTT breaks ground on 1-MW PV plant in Hiroshima
renewables.seenews.com 01 Jun, 2016

NTT Facilities Inc has started the construction of the F Higashihiroshima II, 1-MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Higashihiroshima city, Hiroshima prefecture. The solar park is scheduled to start selling power in early December this year. Currently, Japan aims to add 28 GW of solar capacity by 2020.


GE to build new gas engine plant in Welland, Ont
canadianmanufacturing.com 01 Jun, 2016

GE plans to build a new, state-of-the-art facility in the Niagara-area city. The new plant will manufacture reciprocating engines for GE Power as well as components for compression, mechanical drive, and power generation. Along with supplying GE’s Power division, the plant will also build parts for GE Transportation diesel engines. Production is expected to begin in early 2018.


GICA to build cement plants
cemnet.com 01 Jun, 2016
GICA signed two agreements on 31st May, 2016 in Algiers with Chinese equipment manufacturer CBMI (a subsidiary of Sinoma) to build a new cement plant in Bechar and extend the plant in Zahana (Mascara). Owned by GICA subsidiary Saoura Cement Co, the new plant in Bechar will have a capacity of 1 MTA and is expected to start production in 2018. The cement plant currently has a production capacity of 1 MTA, which will increase the plant capacity 2.5 MTA. Work on the extension of this plant is scheduled to be completed by 2018.


Napa Smith to Build New Brewery in California, Add Production in Tennessee

brewbound.com 01 Jun, 2016
Napa Smith Brewery is planning a two-pronged expansion plan that will include the construction of a new multi-million dollar production facility in Vallejo, California as well as the addition of shared brewing capacity at Turtle Anarchy Brewing in Nashville, Tennessee. The company’s Vallejo brewery will span 36,000 sq. ft. and will initially be capable of producing about 10,000 barrels.


Majid Al Futtaim to build six new UAE hotels
hoteliermiddleeast.com 01 Jun, 2016
Majid Al Futtaim will open six new hotels in the UAE from 2019 to 2021. The firm has also unveiled a strategic development plan that will see the company increase its total investment in the United Arab Emirates by AED 30 billion by 2026, taking its total investment in the country to AED 48 billion. The investments, which reaffirm the company’s long-standing commitment to its home market, include both new projects and the expansion of existing assets.


SABIC to build a new petrochemical complex in China
hydrocarbonprocessing.com 01 Jun, 2016

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) has signed an agreement with Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (SNCG) to build a petrochemical complex in the Ningxia Hui Region of China. The joint venture will benefit from its location in Ningxia and utilize locally available coal feedstocks to be supplied by SNCG. The companies will work on getting approvals from Chinese authorities for the complex.


New-build hotel opens in Canadian capital
businesstraveller.com 01 Jun, 2016
The new-build Alt Hotel Ottawa has opened in the Canadian capital. The 148-room hotel operated by Montreal-based Germaine Hospitalite, features free wifi, 4,000 square feet of meeting space, a gym and all day-dining Altcetera Café etc.


Construction starts on southwestern Michigan solar project
freep.com 01 Jun, 2016
Construction is starting on an Indiana Michigan Power solar power project in Berrien County’s Watervliet Township, southwestern Michigan on 35 acres of land. An estimated 50,000 solar panels are planned for the project. A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled on 1st June, 2016.


Aqualis Seals Contract For Ichthys LNG FPSO Project
epmag.com 01 Jun, 2016
Aqualis Offshore has signed a contract to provide position keeping services for the installation of the Ichthys LNG project FPSO offshore Western Australia. Under the contract, Aqualis Offshore will manage the position keeping procedure and provide position keeping masters during the offshore operations. The company’s Singapore office will manage and execute the project


Darwin Port’s $25m expansion plan to increase live export, cargo capacity
abc.net.au 31 May, 2016
Landbridge Group, that controls Darwin’s Port plans for a huge expansion of its operations, including a one-kilometre extension of its quay line. The $25 million development plan will meet future increases in cargo volumes in the areas of dry bulk exports, liquid bulk imports, live cattle and container and general cargo throughput. The company is expected to issue tenders for dredging and civil works in the harbour as early as next month.


Work to start on 3rd unit of Karachi K3 nuclear plant
china.org.cn 31 May, 2016
Construction is expected to start next month on the third unit at the K3 plant, the Karachi nuclear power plant using a reactor developed by China National Nuclear Corporation. Although still at the early stages, an initial agreement has been reached with Algerian energy authorities for the development of a nuclear research center. The two parties will look at the use of Hualong One technology, and also at renewable-energy projects.


RCR wins $108m in new contracts
au.news.yahoo.com 31 May, 2016
MMG has awarded the Rio Tinto, a $73 million contract to build a processing plant at its Dugald River zinc project near Cloncurry in Queensland. RCR’s scope includes project management, fabrication and supply of various structural steel, mechanical and electrical and instrumentation components, construction and commissioning support. Work is scheduled to begin immediately with completion expected by October next year.


Quebec to invest $250M in aersopace industry
beta.bnn.ca 31 May, 2016
Quebec will invest $250 million over five years to help diversify the province’s aerospace sector. The money will also attract more foreign aerospace companies to invest in the province. Quebec’s aerospace industry includes roughly 190 companies that employ about 40,000 people and have annual sales of $15.5 billion.


Italys Enel Starts 160-Megawatt Solar Plant in Chile
bloomberg.com 31 May, 2016
Enel Green Power SpA began operations at a 160 MW solar farm in Antofagasta region in Chile. The $270 million Finis Terrae solar farm will produce enough power for about 198,000 Chilean households annually. The plant has a long-term power purchase agreement with an unidentified buyer and the electricity generated will be delivered to Chile’s Northern Region Transmission Network, known as SING.


Shilpi Cable to invest USD 150 mn to set up plant in UAE
business-standard.com 31 May, 2016
Shilpi Cable Technologies will invest USD 150 million for setting up a 60,000 MT copper products manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The company’s board has also approved the same. The firm will invest USD 50 million through equity and the balance USD 100 million will be through debt.


Kuwait to invest nearly $114bn in new oil projects
hydrocarbons-technology.com 31 May, 2016

Kuwait Petroleum plans to invest $113.7bn in new oil projects over the next five years. More than $98bn will be spent on the local market and the rest abroad and more than two-thirds of $75bn investment will be spent on exploration, as well as production. Kuwait aims to increase its production capacity to four million bpd by 2020 and has plans to build four gathering centres as part of the new projects and it is also in the process of implementing three $30bn downstream ventures, which include a new refinery with a capacity of 615,000bpd and a clean fuel project


Mercedes Benz to invest 3 Billion for diesel engine development
indiancarsbikes.in 31 May, 2016
Mercedes Benz invests 3 billion Euros in making cleaner diesel engines meeting stricter emission norms. In addition to their good fuel consumption, the new family of diesel engines also has the advantage of particularly low nitrogen-oxide emissions. That has now been confirmed by independent measurements by DEKRA, a German vehicle inspection company.


Proclad to invest $136m in Dubai expansion
tradearabia.com 31 May, 2016
Proclad, specialist in engineering services, has signed an agreement with the National Industries Park in Dubai, UAE, to invest $136.1 million in an expansion programme. The firm plans to develop 1.5 million sq ft of industrial area specialising in products and services related to the oil and gas industry. The new manufacturing facility expansion will be in 2 Phases. Phase 1 will produce 50,000 MTPA, will be fully operational by December 2016 whilst Phase 2 will produce 150,000 MTPA, will be fully operational by December 2017.


Müller Milk & Ingredients to invest £15m in its Bellshill dairy
newfoodmagazine.com 31 May, 2016
Müller Milk & Ingredients is to invest £15m in its dairy at Bellshill. The investment over the next three years will include a new cream filling hall, high speed production lines, expansion of site processing capabilities and investment in site infrastructure to modernise the dairy and improve efficiencies and competitiveness, whilst giving the dairy the capability to broaden the range of products it is able to make with milk produced by Scottish farmers. Müller is also continuing to investigate further opportunities to grow its business in Scotland as it seeks to build a diverse dairy business in the UK.


LT Group’s property unit to invest P30B over next five years
bworldonline.com 31 May, 2016
Eton Properties Philippines, Inc. will invest P30 billion over the next five years, as it expands beyond Luzon and diversifies into hospitality and leisure developments. The firm plans to develop a 35-hectare beachfront property in Cebu for hospitality and leisure and it will spend P7 billion this year alone. The spending program will cover existing and new projects mostly in leasable office spaces. This will include downpayment for planned office buildings dedicated to business process outsourcing (BPO) locators.


Albioma to expand Brazil cogen plant
decentralized-energy.com 31 May, 2016

Albioma has signed a joint venture agreement with Brazilian sugar mill operator Vale do Paraná to expand the capacity of an existing bagasse-fired cogeneration plant in Brazil from 16 MW to 48 MW, with 18 MW planned to power the site’s sugar cane crushing operations. The company is to hold a 40% stake in the joint venture company as well as acting as technical partner for the project’s construction and operation phases. Financing has not yet been secured, although the project is eligible for a long-term loan from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).


Alliance Select to expand business in Europe
gmanetwork.com 31 May, 2016
Alliance Select Food International Inc. is expanding its footprint in Europe, on the heels of the European Union’s GSP+ status promoting free trade with the Philippines. The UK is the fifth biggest export market of the Philippines, with fishery exports to the totaling 17,234 metric tons (MT) and valued at P2.4 billion. With a GSP+ status, the Philippines was able to increase the values of several export products that included pineapple juice, garments, preserved fruits, tuna, fruit jams and jellies, and footwear.


Contravir to expand hepatitis B portfolio
reuters.com 31 May, 2016
Contravir to expand hepatitis B portfolio through strategic merger agreement with ciclofilin pharmaceuticals. Milestone payments will consist of up to an aggregate $17 million cash and up to 10% of Contravir’s issued and outstanding common stock. Merger has been approved by board of directors of both companies. Following completion of transaction, ciclofilin will become a wholly owned subsidiary of contravir.


Aramco to expand capacity of east-west pipeline
tradearabia.com 31 May, 2016
Saudi Aramco plans to expand the capacity of its east-west crude pipeline to 7 million barrels per day by the end of 2018 from the current 5 million bpd level. The length of the pipeline is 1200 kilometres.


Pet food company Blue Buffalo investing $100 million in new Richmond plant, plans to create 165 jobs
cbs4indy.com 31 May, 2016
Blue Buffalo Pet Products will invest more than $100 million to build and equip the production and distribution facility at 4748 Industries Road, Richmond. The complex will include a state-of-the-art pet food manufacturing plant and a research and development center.


MoU signed for new coal-fired power plant in Matrouh
worldcoal.com 31 May, 2016
Elsewedy Electric has signed an MoU in a consortium with Japan’s MARUBENI Corp. and the Government of Egypt to build a new coal-fired power plant in West Matrouh on an Engineering, Procurement and Construction plus Finance (EPC+F ) basis. The plant will be built in two phases, each with a capacity of approximately 2000 MW. Elsewedy Electric’s scope of work is projected to include engineering, procurement and installation of balance of plant in addition to the erection and installation of the boilers and steam turbines. In addition, it will also be responsible for the site preparation, levelling and the civil, construction and site utilities for the project.


Phoenix Solar AG to build largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Turkey

solarserver.com 30 May, 2016
Phoenix, along with its Turkish partner Asunim Yenilenebilir Enerji Teknolojileri, part of Asunim Group, have been jointly awarded an order by Akfen Renewable Energies to build a photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 10.2 MWp in Elazig, Eastern Turkey. The project will be implemented in partnership with the European Development Bank (EBRD) for which it is the first PV project ever in Turkey, Phoenix Solar emphasizes. Phoenix Solar will carry out all engineering, procurement and project management tasks. Asunim who have also been developing the project over the last four years will take on the actual construction. After completion, which is scheduled for September 2016, the partners will also be in charge of operation and maintenance. The electricity will be sold to the grid.


Dubai Properties unveils plan for new two-tower project
arabianbusiness.com 30 May, 2016
Dubai Properties has unveiled Bellevue Towers, a new two-tower project to be built in Downtown Dubai. The east and west buildings of Bellevue Towers have a total of 300 units across the 23 residential floors, ranging from one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom penthouses, and lofts of contemporary designs in modern layouts. The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.


Chinese firm proposes investing W211 bln into Dangjin marina project
koreaherald.com 30 May, 2016
Liaodi Group, a construction and engineering firm run by China’s Liaoning Province, submitted a proposal last week for the marina project in Dangjin on the west coast. The South Korean government has announced a set of projects to build six marina harbors, including one in Dangjin, throughout the nation in a bid to develop the country’s marine leisure industry. The firm will invest 114.8 billion won to construct the infrastructure, including bulwarks, docks and club houses. The harbor will be able to house some 300 boats and cruise ships at the same time. It will spend another 95.9 billion won on building hotels and other leisure facilities to host foreign tourists and visitors.


ImpediMed Ltd signs agreement with Mayo Clinic to expand clinical trials
proactiveinvestors.com.au 30 May, 2016

Medical device maker ImpediMed has entered into a five year clinical trial agreement with Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, to explore additional uses for its body fluid status monitoring technology. Under the agreement, clinical trials will be conducted at multiple U.S. locations and will look to expand the uses for the BIS technology, potentially including cardiology, nephrology, wellness and fitness.


Codd Mushrooms in major British expansion deal
irishtimes.com 30 May, 2016
Codd Mushrooms has agreed a deal to acquire a company in Britain in a move it expects will more than double its revenues within four years. The company has agreed a deal with J Rothwell & Son in Ormskirk in Lancashire. This will involve the current owner of the business remaining with the company and co-investing in a new £6 million plant that Codd plans to build to expand its capacity. Codd’s staff numbers will grow from 240 at present to about 500 staff by 2020, with its annual revenues rising from €18 million to €40 million.


Snapdeal establishes US office in California
indiainfoline.com 30 May, 2016
Snapdeal has establishment its Data Sciences Center in San Carlos, California. The center will focus on big-data and advanced analytics to add granular clarity to Snapdeal’s consumer-centric initiatives. It will help shape the business strategy of the company and optimize the operational efficiencies using data driven algorithms, data analytics and predictive modeling.


Vodafone Australia to invest AUD 9 mln in regional coverage
telecompaper.com 30 May, 2016
Vodafone Australia is expanding its regional mobile network, investing more than AUD 9 million in 32 new mobile base stations in New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia. The majority of the 32 new sites shall be operational by the end of the year, with all to be on-air by the end of 2017.


Union Pacific Announces Investments of $283 Million in Rail Infrastructure
globaltrademag.com 30 May, 2016
The Union Pacific Railroad plans to invest $283.4 million in to improve transportation infrastructures in California, Arkansas and Illinois. Union Pacific’s planned investment of $121.6 million in California this year covers a range of initiatives: $104 million to maintain railroad track and $17.3 million to maintain bridges in the state. One key project involves spending $5.8 million to replace almost 12 miles of new rail on the rail line in Fresno. Union Pacific plans to invest $83 million in 2016 in Arkansas that will include $73 million to maintain railroad track and $9 million to maintain bridges in the state. The company will be spending $10 million to replace 21 miles of rail between Mulberry and Van Buren and $9 million to replace 18 miles of rail between Pine Bluff and Grady, among other projects. In Illinois, Union Pacific plans to invest $78.8 million this year that will include $73.8 million to maintain railroad track and $4.8 million to maintain bridges in the state. One $6.6 million investment will replace 13 miles of rail between Mt. Vernon and Whittington.


UK GIB, Equitix invest £25m to Wrexham biomass plant
biopower.cleantechnology-business-review.com 30 May, 2016
The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) and investment firm Equitix have committed £25m to fund the 5.4MW Wrexham biomass plant in Wales. Construction on the facility will start soon, with completion planned for March 2017. The plant will produce about 34 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power 2,400 homes. PBS Energo will deliver the plant’s biomass boiler, flue gas cleaning system and electricity generation contract, while Hadfield Wood Recyclers will supply the fuel.


Thimm Group plans to invest over Euro 70 million in 2016
lesprom.com 30 May, 2016
Thimm Group is planning investments of over Euro 70 million for the current year. Most of this amount will be used for the construction of the new Holledau corrugated cardboard plant in Bavaria, Germany. The objective of this investment is to fully develop the Bavarian corrugated cardboard packaging market and to exploit the location to focus on production for Southern Germany and its adjacent export markets.


Technip bags contract from Taiwan’s CTCI for ethylene cracker project
business-standard.com 30 May, 2016
Technip has been awarded a contract by CTCI Corporation to provide basic engineering and proprietary equipment for a grassroots ethylene cracking furnace at the Saudi Kayan petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The furnace design will be based on Technip’s proprietary USC furnace technology. Technip’s operating center in Milton Keynes, UK, will execute the project, which is scheduled for completion in 2017


Golden Tuna to build production facility in Saudi Arabia
tradearabia.com 30 May, 2016
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), a special economic zone in Saudi Arabia, has leased a plot of land to Venezuela-based Golden Tuna, to build its first tuna production facility in Saudi Arabia. Construction work on the project which will be located on a 35,906-sq-m parcel of land in Phase 3 of its Industrial Valley, and is scheduled to start later this year, with production set to begin by the beginning of 2018.


Motor City Gets a $100M Boost with New Industrial Facility
cpexecutive.com 30 May, 2016
Flex-N-Gate will build a new production unit on a 30-acre parcel located on Detroit’s eastside, in the I-94 Industrial Park. The sale of the land has been approved by Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of the City of Detroit. The Urbana, Illinois-based company will spend $95 million for the construction and capital costs of the new plant, but additional investments might push the amount up to $100 million. The new facility will supply parts for Ford Motor Company and will create up to 650 jobs for Detroiters over the next three years.


Leviathan partners agree $3billion gas deal with Israeli power plant
energyvoice.com 30 May, 2016
Leviathan gas field operator Noble Energy and its Israeli partners Delek Group and Ratio Oil, have agreed a deal to supply as much as $3billion of natural gas to a new power plant in central Israel. Under the deal, Leviathan will provide up to 13 billion BCM for 18 years to the IPM plant in Be’er Tuvia once gas starts flowing from Leviathan. The IPM power station will produce 430 MW of electricity using combined cycle power technology (natural gas as the main fuel and diesel oil as a backup). Leviathan has an estimated 622BCM of natural gas reserves and is expected to become operational in 2019.


Youngone Corp to invest in Ethiopia’s textile sector
fibre2fashion.com 30 May, 2016
Youngone Corporation, a South Korea based textile and footwear manufacturer, is planning to invest in Ethiopia’s textile sector. The firm has already carried out feasibility studies in Bole Lemi and Adama industrial parks as part of its plan to invest in Ethiopian textile sector. Currently, Ethiopian government is finalising a plan to set up a textile industrial complex for South Korean companies in the central Ethiopian city of Adama. To attract investment, the government is also considering a move to offer tax sops to South Korean textile companies.


Nigeria’s Bank of Industry Commissions N32M Solar Power Plant in Kaduna
najja247news.com 30 May, 2016
The Bank of Industry (BOI) has commissioned a N32 million, 24 KW solar power project in Kaduna State. The solar electrification project developed by Arnergy Solar, was the last of the sixth pilot programmes executed by the BOI in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


Salini Impregilo to build 2,200MW hydroelectric plant in Ethiopia
hydro.energy-business-review.com 30 May, 2016

Salini Impregilo has secured €2.5bn contract from Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) to build a 2,200 MW hydroelectric plant in country’s southern Koysha area. The dam will be built on the lower bank of the Omo River and it is part of the Ethiopian government’s plan to raise power generation capacity to 17,346 MW. The hydroelectric project includes construction of a 170m high rolled compacted concrete (RCC) dam with a reservoir volume is 6000 million cubic metres. Under the contract, Salini Impregilo is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the hydroelectric power plant in Svaneti region.


Freshdesk sets up office in Berlin, Germany
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 30 May, 2016

Freshdesk has opened a new regional office in Berlin, Germany on 30th May, 2016. The company has doubled its customer base in just over a year, from 40,000 to 80,000 customers, with nearly a third of the business coming from Europe. The new office will enable the company to better support and grow its mid-market and enterprise business in Continental Europe.


Tanga Cement to start new kiln
cemnet.com 30 May, 2016
A second kiln line is under construction at Tanga Cement Company (TCCL), Tanzania, which will increase clinker production capacity at the facility to 1.2 Mta. The new line, which is to be commissioned soon, will have an annual clinker capacity of 700,000t and enable the company to displace more costly clinker imports.


Kia Motors building auto mechanic training centers in Ethiopia, Kenya
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 30 May, 2016

Kia Motors Corporation has started the construction on a pair of new community-run auto mechanic training centers in Ethiopia and Kenya. The establishment of the new centers is part of Kia’s ongoing global corporate social responsibility program, the ‘Green Light Project’. The construction of the two new auto mechanic training centers is due to be completed in the first half of 2017. Both projects are supported by a US$4 million investment by Kia Motors and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).


Magneti Marelli opens new suspension plant in China
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 30 May, 2016

Magneti Marelli has set-up a new plant for suspension systems in Guangzhou, China. The structure covers an area of 27 thousand square metres, over 17 thousand of which are devoted to production facilities. The production capacity at full speed will enable the plant to supply suspension systems for about 220 thousand vehicles a year, and pedal boxes for about 100 thousand vehicles a year.


Apollo Tyres sets up office in Malaysia
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 30 May, 2016

Apollo Tyres has set up its office in Malaysia, which is the third largest automotive market in the ASEAN region. The company is targeting a bigger share of the pie in the Malaysian replacement tyre market, which has an annual capacity of 580,000 truck-bus radials and 9.5 million passenger car tyres.


Hinduja Global to open 2 overseas centres; plans Rs 180 cr capex
thehindubusinessline.com 29 May, 2016

Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) has drawn up an investment plan of up to Rs. 180 crore this fiscal, including for setting up one global delivery centre each in the Philippines, Jamaica and India. The Hinduja Group company will be hiring around 3,000 people across its centres, adding the total number of employees stands at under 40,000 at present.


Dutch company to construct potato storage facility
hivisasa.com 29 May, 2016
Uasin Gishu County Government has partnered with Hanse Staalbouw Company to construct a potato storage facility in Ainabkoi Constituency, Uasin Gishu County. Hanse Staalbouw is a Dutch company whose main expertise is the construction and improvement of agricultural barns.


LC to break ground on $43.2 million wastewater treatment project
americanpress.com 29 May, 2016
The city of Lake Charles will break ground on a $43.2 million wastewater treatment project at 1132 W. 18th St., and an official ceremony will be on 2nd June, 2016. Within the large-scale rehabilitation project, $42 million will be used for the treatment plant alone, and $1.2 million will fund the construction of an administrative building and laboratory.


China-based Hisun Motors Corp. to expand North American HQ in McKinney
starlocalmedia.com 28 May, 2016
Hisun Motors Corp. will expand its North American headquarters in McKinney. The company plans to add more than 44,000 square feet of warehouse space by November. Hisun USA, which operates a service center in Carrollton, distributes golf carts, motorcycles, injection-molded parts and generators along with UTVs and ATVs to Big-Box retailers like Cabela’s and Walmart.


Audi opens digital showroom in Istanbul
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 28 May, 2016

Audi has opened its 2,518.8 sq ft, fourth digital showroom, Audi City, in Istanbul. The firm will continue to open more cyber stores in major cities within this year. In addition, digital technologies from the Audi City concept will be introduced in around 200 traditional dealerships by the end of 2016.


Iran ready to lay 130-km railway in Qazvin-Rasht route
azernews.az 28 May, 2016
Iran prepared the ground to lay 130 kilometers out of 164 kilometers of the Qazvin-Rasht railway. The project is ready by 93 percent and will be completed by March 2017. The railway will be linked to Azerbaijan through the Rasht-Astara railway project, to be financed with a $500-billion Azerbaijani credit.


Tesla Motors to open Gigafactory in Nevada on 29 July
domain-b.com 28 May, 2016
Tesla Motors Inc has scheduled the grand opening of its battery factory outside Reno, Nevada, for 29 July. Tesla, which started the work on the factory in June 2014, expects to roll out battery-packs from Reno by next year. The factory will reach full production by 2020. Apart from battery packs to power electric vehicles, the factory will also make stationary batteries at the plant to store solar power at home and businesses.


Haya’s Al Ansab plant expansion to be completed next year
zawya.com 28 May, 2016
Haya Water is expected to complete the expansion of Al Ansab sewage treatment plant in the scheduled period by July next year. Contract has been awarded to the Doosan Heavy Industries & construction, Middle East. The phase 2 expansion of Al Ansab project aims to increase the number of domestic connection, besides, incorporating the addition of four new pump station referred to as central pump station to double its pumping capacity from 130,000m3/day to 260,000m3/day. The duration of the construction is around 730 days the project commenced on 18th August, 2015. The work is expected to be completed in July, 2017, as stipulated in the contract.


JFE mulls new Asian capacity to process automotive sheet
asia.nikkei.com 28 May, 2016
JFE Holdings is studying the idea of installing new processing lines for automotive steel sheet in Asia. While the overall market for steel is staging a tepid recovery at best, demand for high-value-added automotive sheet remains strong. JFE hopes to expand its share in this sector by enhancing its capacity to supply product in the Asian region.


Iran Strikes Major Petchem Deal With Adkl
naturalgaseurope.com 28 May, 2016
Germany’s Abels Decker Kuhfuß Lenzen (ADKL) won a contract for developing a major petrochemical project in Masjed Soleyman. The contract’s value can rise as high as €10 billion in the future. The money will be invested in the first phase of a petrochemical project in Masjed Soleyman. Accordingly, the ADKL will assist Masjed Soleyman Petrochemical Industries Company (MSPIC) in providing funds, transferring the technology and implementing contracts for the project within the framework of engineering, procurement, construction and finance (EPCF). The project, to be developed in northern parts of Khouzestan province, will produce urea and ammonia as its key products. The daily production target of each in the first phase will be 3,250 tons of urea, 2,050 tons of ammonia.


Dutch firms sign MoUs
thenews.com.pk 27 May, 2016
The Embassy of the Netherlands and Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) jointly organised B2B meetings between nine Dutch companies and Punjab based agri-businesses on 26th May, 2016. During the event, two agreements has been signed. The first has been signed between Minha Farms and Pro Farm for setting up a joint venture to establish milk and yogurt processing plant on Multan Road, and the second between Minha Farms and Firma Dekker pertaining to cattle import.


TBL to construct US$ 50m malting plant in Iringa
dailynews.co.tz 27 May, 2016
THE TBL Group plans to construct a US $50 million malting plant in Iringa Region to cater for increasing demand of malt at the Dar es Salaam and Mbeya Breweries. At present, the firm is still discussing with the government on the possibility of granting excise duty remission for locally sourced raw materials, particularly malt. If it is granted, the project will take 18 months to accomplish.


Japanese candy maker opens Mebane facility
greensboro.com 27 May, 2016
Morinaga has officially opened its 120,000-square-foot candy production facility in Mebane on 26th May, 2016. In addition to producing candy, the firm also produces chocolates and other confectionaries, ice cream and health products across more than 40 different product lines.


Iran, Russia discuss new nuclear power plant
en.trend.az 27 May, 2016
Iran and Russia discussed the construction of the second nuclear power plant in Bushehr on 26th May, 2016. The two countries have reached an agreement on the framework of the nuclear power plant construction project. Also, Rosatom intends to start engineering of the Bushehr-2 nuclear power plant in Iran before late 2016, after endorsement of parameters by the customer. The construction may start in the next two years.


Dema Power Plant to Start Production Next Month
allafrica.com 27 May, 2016
The Dema emergency diesel power plant will start generating an initial 100 MW of electricity next month. Construction has been started in April. The diesel-powered electricity-generating project, a Public-Private-Partnership deal between the government and energy company Sakunda Holdings will have capacity of 200 MW when fully complete.


Ukraine to build power line for power exports to Poland, Hungary
platts.com 27 May, 2016
Ukraine plans to build and upgrade power transmission lines to Poland and Hungary in order to increase power exports there. The project, which will link Ukraine’s Khmelnytskiy nuclear power plant with Rzeszow in southeast Poland and upgrade an existing transmission line to Hungary, will cost Eur55 million and take 18 months. The project’s feasibility study is currently underway, but EnergoAtom has already contacted Barclays, which is ready to lend up to two-thirds of the project financing.


Holmen Invests around SEK 50 Million in Pressure Treatment Plant, Distribution Warehouse at Braviken Sawmill
azobuild.com 27 May, 2016
Holmen is investing in a pressure treatment plant and a distribution warehouse at Braviken Sawmill outside Norrköping. The investment is estimated to amount to SEK 50 million. Opened in 2011, Braviken Sawmill now manufactures sawn and planed wood products in spruce and pine. Over the years, the mill has expanded in size and gained a new warehouse for its finished products.


GOLDBECK Solar completes 50 MW PV power plant in Melksham, England
solarserver.com 27 May, 2016
GOLDBECK Solar GmbH (Hirschberg, Germany) connected the Sandridge Solar Park to the grid on schedule at the end of March. The 49.6 MWp ground-mounted plant in Melksham (Wiltshire, UK) has been constructed within 4 months. In addition to overseeing the plant’s construction, GOLDBECK managed the planning and implementation of the associated 132 kV substation. The project has been fully financed by GOLDBECK.


Dry port to be established in Sargodha
pakistankakhudahafiz.com 27 May, 2016

The Ministry of Commerce will establish a new dry port in Sargodha to facilitate local exporters in shipping their produce. During the 71st meeting of the Export Development Fund (EDF) Board of Administrators, it has been decided that the project will be funded by the ministry. It also approved the establishment of a fruit packaging and processing plant in Quetta. Furthermore, a project for the expansion of ‘Effluent Treatment Plant’ in Korangi Karachi, which produces electricity using biogas produced in tanneries, was also approved during the meeting.


Specialist Manufacturer Plans £7M Investment
insidermedia.com 27 May, 2016
Acting on behalf of Sylatech, property consultancy Carter Jonas has submitted proposals for a 55,000 sq ft production facility and a further 130,000 sq ft of commercial floor space to Ryedale District Council. Currently based at Kirbymoorside, Sylatech designs and manufactures components for aerospace, satellite and defensive systems. The business plans to relocate from its existing outdated premises to a larger site which will form part of a technology hub designed to attract like-minded businesses to locate to this part of rural Ryedale. Extended across three storeys, the facility will include the production and assembly processes, research and development and office facilities.


Towerbirch pipeline hearings begin next week in Dawson Creek
dawsoncreekmirror.ca 27 May, 2016
National Energy Board (NEB) hearings on an 88-kilometre extension of TransCanada’s Nova Gas Transmission (NGTL) pipeline system are set to begin in Dawson Creek May 31. The proposed Towerbirch expansion project begins in Saddle Hills County, Alberta, and travels north of Dawson Creek through to Groundbirch, where it joins with the existing NGTL system. A second section of the project will run north to Tower Lake, where it will collect natural gas for distribution.


DBL Group to set up $100m garment factory in Ethiopia
thedailystar.net 27 May, 2016
DBL Group, an apparel exporter, is investing $100 million to set up a garment factory in Tigray region, Ethiopia. For construction of the factory DBL has obtained $15 million in loans from the Swedish government’s development fund Swedfund at an interest rate of 6 percent and $55 million from the Ethiopian Development Bank at nearly 7 percent. The new factory will go into production in February next year.


Pertamina, Rosneft sign $13.8b deal to build oil refinery
thejakartapost.com 27 May, 2016
PT Pertamina has announced a US$13.8 billion deal with Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company to jointly develop Pertamina’s first oil refinery to be built in 22 years. The two companies signed a framework agreement on 26th May, 2016 to seal their partnership on the Tuban refinery in East Java. The firms will establish a joint venture, with Pertamina to have a controling stake of 55 percent and Rosneft to hold the remaining 45 percent.


Rotana to open 5 new hotels in line with Vision 2030
saudigazette.com.sa 27 May, 2016
Rotana, leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, will open five new hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2016-2017, including two hotels each in Riyadh and Jeddah and one in Al-Khobar. The move is seen as an important step in the further development of Saudi Arabia’s hospitality sector, in particular the mid-market segment, and comes in line with the government’s newly announced Vision 2030, which envisions accelerated economic reforms aimed at moving the Kingdom’s economy away from its dependence on oil, and of which development of the tourism and hospitality industry forms a key component.


ZTE plans to set up 23 flagship retail stores globally in 2016
digitimes.com 27 May, 2016
ZTE, a telecom equipment vendor plans to set up 23 flagship retail stores around the world by the end of 2016, 20 in major cities of China and one each in Germany, Russia and Mexico. The store will promote sales of ZTE smartphones and consumer networking/communication devices.


UK GIB, Equitix invest in 5.4-MW biomass plant
renewables.seenews.com 27 May, 2016

The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) and fund manager Equitix are backing a 5.4-MW biomass plant in Wrexham, northern Wales with a GBP-25-million investment. The Equitix-managed fund Energy Savings Investment (ESI), where GIB is a cornerstone investor, is providing GBP 12.25 million, and a further GBP 12.75 million of private capital has been mobilised from the Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF). Construction on the facility will start soon, with completion scheduled for March 2017.


Emirates company to invest $500mn in tourist resort in western Georgia
intellinews.com 27 May, 2016
Israel Ahmadov Investment will invest $500mn in a tourist complex near the Shaori lake in western Georgia. The first stage of the project will comprise the construction of four hotels and holiday homes. Once completed, the complex will also include several restaurants and a 1,500 square metre yacht club. The company is awaiting a building permit.


Dangote to invest $100m in cement plant in Takoradi
pulse.com.gh 27 May, 2016
Dangote Cement will invest over $100 million in the construction of a 1.5 million tonnes capacity new plant in Takoradi, Western Region. The move is part of the company’s strategy to expand and meet growing demands in Ghana and across West Africa.


Rockingham County plant to expand, add jobs
bizjournals.com 27 May, 2016
Glass Dynamics plans for a $4 million expansion that will add 12,000 square feet and five new jobs at its Stoneville facility. The expansion will house a showroom and the company’s engineering department once it’s completed.


Panama commences construction of natural gas power plant
lngindustry.com 27 May, 2016
AES Colón has commenced the construction of the 381 MW natural gas power plant. The firm has invested 1150 million balboas in the facility. The facility could present an opportunity for Panama to become an LNG distribution hub for the entire region.


Sinohydro, CGC hand over 153-MW Adama wind park in Ethiopia
renewables.seenews.com 27 May, 2016

Sinohydro Corp has officially handed over the 153-MW Adama II wind farm in Ethiopia to local utility Ethiopian Electric Power Corp (EEPCO). The turnkey project has been carried out by the company’s joint venture (JV) with Chinese state-owned enterprise CGC Overseas Construction Group (CGCOC). The wind power plant is equipped with 102 units of 1.5-MW turbines, supplied by Chinese construction machinery maker Sany Heavy Industry Co.


Orix begins operation of 51 MW solar plant in Japan
py-magazine.com 27 May, 2016
Orix Corp, a financial services company has completed a 51 MW solar power plant in Tsu City, apan. Toenec Corp, which provided engineering and construction services on the project, built the solar farm on more than 1.1 million square meters of land. The aptly named Orix 51M Tsu Mega Solar Power Plant is equipped with 204,120 Toshiba solar panels as well as inverters supplied by Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC).


Golden Road Water Treatment Plant getting $3 million in improvements
tylerpaper.com 27 May, 2016
Improvements are coming to Tyler’s oldest water treatment plant. Two projects will be done concurrently at the Golden Road Water Treatment Plant, one to accommodate new state regulations for how the plant’s filters are cleaned, and another to the piping that goes to the plant’s water storage tanks. The projects will cost roughly $3 million and be complete in 2017.


Ukraine poultry giant opens processing plant in the Netherlands
dutchnews.nl 27 May, 2016
MHP is opening a processing plant in the Netherlands next month. MHP breeds, slaughters and processes some 332 million chickens a year, making it the biggest poultry company in Europe. Most of MHP’s production takes place in Ukraine itself but around one-third is exported, making the opening of a Dutch processing plant a logical step.


CSR1M To Open Corn Processing Plant At Year-end
bernama.com.my 27 May, 2016
Corporate Social Responsibility 1Malaysia (CSR1M) is to open a corn processing plant at Sungai Rambai, Melaka, at year-end. The plant is the second phase of implementation of the One Malaysian Corn Farming Project (JOM). The plant will process cultivated corn in the first phase to become frozen corn to be channeled to our JOM Kiosks. Three more plants will be started in Perak, Selangor and Johor in the future and the firm also plans to establish 1,000 kiosks throughout the country under phase three of the programme.


LUKOIL and SNF Floerger break ground for Russia polymer plant
hydrocarbonprocessing.com 27 May, 2016

The foundation stone has been laid for the future plant of OOO SNF Vostok to produce polymers from acrylonitrile in Saratov, Russia. The construction of the polymer plant in a close proximity to LUKOIL’s petrochemical facility will reduce costs for transportation of feedstock and end products, as well as facilitate the import substitution of considerable volumes of chemicals.


Linde establishes new facility in Texas
lngindustry.com 27 May, 2016
Linde LLC has expanded its plant turnaround, MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and pipeline services capabilities to include the Gulf Coast region from a new facility located in Baytown, Texas, US. The new facility complements Linde’s Northeast capabilities located in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, US.


GE Oil & Gas opens new additive manufacturing line at plant in Talamona, Italy

3ders.org 27 May, 2016
General Electric has opened a new additive manufacturing line, which will use laser technology to 3D print end burners for gas turbine combustion chambers, at the GE Oil & Gas plant in Talamona, Italy. An automated nozzle production line has also been opened. After two years and €10 million of investment, GE has unveiled its new advanced manufacturing facilities in Talamona, which will be used in the production of turbine and compressor parts.


Hekotek announces pellet plant orders in Lativa, Belarus
biomassmagazine.com 27 May, 2016
Hekotek has made two announcements regarding the development of pellet plants in recent months. In early May, the company announced the development of a new pellet plant in Latvia. In late April, the firm announced a contract to double capacity at an existing pellet plant Belarus from 30,000-ton-per-year to 60,000 tons per year. The firm has signed an agreement with 4 Energia to deliver pellet plant equipment for a 120,000-ton pellet plant under development in Brocheni, Latvia. The facility will take in wood waste, including saw dust and wood chips, and low-grade wood, including pulp wood and fuel chips that need debarking and milling, as feedstock.


Cleveland wind project awarded $40 million DOE grant to develop Lake wind farm

cleveland.com 27 May, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) is awarding $40 million to the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) to build a six-turbine pilot wind farm in Lake Erie by the end of 2018. The money will be delivered in three $13.3 million grants, provided LEEDCo. continues to meet engineering, permitting and construction goals set by the DOE.


Govt Secures US$20M for Sukuta-Jambanjelly Road Project
observer.gm 27 May, 2016
The Government of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia has secured US$20million from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) towards the financing of the construction of Sukuta to Jambanjelly Road Project. The project will be implemented by GAMWORKS on behalf of the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure.


Google plans to setup self-driving car facility near Detroit
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 26 May, 2016

Google plans to open a 5,000 square meter, Detroit-area technology center for its self-driving car program in Novi, Michigan. The new center will house engineers and others testing vehicles provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and will enable Google and its partners to further develop and refine self-driving technology.


Bertazzoni Italia to invest $61m in new Egypt factory
tradearabia.com 26 May, 2016
Bertazzoni Italia plans to invest $61.4 million in a new factory to produce the latest home appliances in Egypt. Construction will begin in August 2017. A total of 50 per cent of its production will be allocated for exporting to all markets, especially those associated with Egypt through free trade area (FTA) agreements, such as Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.


AkzoNobel opens technology center in Shanghai
business-standard.com 26 May, 2016
AkzoNobel inaugurated its new Euro 6.5 million technology center in Songjiang (Shanghai). The center will support product innovation and the development of next-generation paints, coatings and specialty chemicals. Equipped with a full array of state-of-the-art material analysis and performance testing facilities, the center currently employs 150 scientists, which is expected to rise to 200 by 2020.


New propylene production facility opens in Korea
fibre2fashion.com 26 May, 2016
SK Advanced, a joint venture of SK Gas, Saudi Arabia’s Advanced Petrochemical Company (APCO) and Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) inaugurated a new 600,000 tons annually propylene production facility in the southern port city of Ulsan in South Korea. The new facility is built on 96,000 square metres of area with an investment of $840.48 million.


7-Eleven to invest up to RM90m to expand, open 200 stores
thestar.com.my 26 May, 2016
7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd will spend between RM85mil and RM90mil as part of its expansion plan which include the opening of 200 new stores this year. The investment also included refurbishment of its existing 200 stores this year.


Amazon to open two new warehouses in California, including Inland Empire’s Eastvale

bizjournals.com 26 May, 2016
Amazon.com Inc. is expanding in the Golden State, with plans to open fulfillment centers in Tracy and Eastvale. The new facilities will increase its California presence to nine fulfillment centers, nine million square feet of operations and roughly 14,000 full-time hourly associates. Both facilities are about one million square feet in size and will each employ hundreds of full-time workers.


Oudtshoorn Water Treatment Facility To Get R5,8M Upgrade
ewn.co.za 26 May, 2016
The Western Cape government has allocated R5,8 million to upgrading a water treatment facility in Oudtshoorn. The provincial government on 25th May, 2016, has resolved to extend its advisory role in the area, until a new council has been elected after the local government elections.


Panel Solutions plans to build $5 million facility on Elkhart’s east side
elkharttruth.com 26 May, 2016
Panel Solutions Inc., which makes tiling and other products for the recreational vehicle industry and retail stores, plans to spend about $5 million to build a 96,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility at the corner of Middlebury Street and Patricia Court on the city’s east side. The company is scheduled to appear before the Elkhart Plan Commission on June 6 for final site approval of the building plans. The new facility is expected to be completed in September 2017.


Coke FEMSA to expand production lines in Mindanao
bworldonline.com 26 May, 2016
Coca-Cola FEMSA’s initial expansion will be at the Misamis Oriental plant in the Northern Mindanao Region. The two other plants of Coke FEMSA Philippines, which is 51% owned by Mexico’s Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A. de C.V., are located in Davao City and Davao del Sur province, both in the southern part of Mindanao. The Davao City plant has an annual capacity of 26.2 million physical cases for returnable glass bottles and 1.1 million gallons for beverage boxes.


DXI to Expand Woodrush Oil Production
boereport.com 26 May, 2016
DXI Energy Inc. plans to expand production and improve operational efficiencies at its core Woodrush project in NEBC. The Woodrush project currently includes 4 oil wells and 9 natural gas wells with significant processing facilities and in place pipeline to support further expansion. The company owns a 99% working interest in these wells and is the project operator.


Arkema expands Bostik’s adhesive capacity in Malaysia.
business-standard.com 26 May, 2016
Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, has expanded its cementitious products manufacturing capacities, based on its polymer modified binder (PMB) technology, at its Seremban plant in Malaysia. This extended site manufactures cementitious construction products including ceramic tile adhesives, tile grouts, floor levelling compounds and wall finishing products.


Danish JV opens 40-MW straw-fired power plant in UK
renewables.seenews.com 26 May, 2016

A Danish joint venture on 26th May, 2016 has opened the Brigg Renewable Energy Plant, a 40-MW straw-fired biomass power plant in North Lincolnshire, the UK. The GBP-162-million facility is owned by BWSC North Lincs , a joint venture between PensionDanmark, power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The plant uses technology supplied by BWSC under a turn-key Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract. BWSC, which is owned by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co Ltd, will also operate and maintain the facility under a 15-year agreement. Danish company BWE supplied the boiler for the plant.


Voylla to launch first international offline outlet by June-end
livemint.com 26 May, 2016
Voylla will launch its first international shop-in-shop outlet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by June-end. In India, Voylla has already launched 20 stores, including shop-in-shop outlets and exclusive brand options (EBOs). It plans to take the number to 100 by December 2017 across high streets and malls.


Osmoflo eyes Middle East expansion
utilities-me.com 26 May, 2016
Osmoflo, an Australian water treatment company is set to ramp up its global presence including the Middle East following the successful completion of its largest ever international project. The firm, which has just finished building an $80mn desalination plant in the Middle East to provide clean drinking water to 250,000 people in Oman, is now eyeing more lucrative overseas projects to meet the world’s rising demand for fresh water.


GODPC ventures into large scale rubber production
graphic.com.gh 26 May, 2016
The Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) is set to expand its operations to include the large-scale cultivation and processing of rubber in the country. The company has thus commenced the construction of a rubber processing factory with the capacity to process about 15,000 metric tonnes of dry rubber every year by 2020 during the first phase of its production, and to increase the capacity to 20,000 metric tonnes by 2025. The total investment for the project is estimated to cost over US$50 million with US$15million being channelled into the establishment of the factory while the remaining US$35million will be directed towards ensuring a sustainable supply of seedlings, planting and an appropriate outgrower scheme.


Fitchburg getting $1 million to build new road for Sub-Zero
channel3000.com 26 May, 2016
The city of Fitchburg will get a $1 million transportation grant to help in building a new road to help the Sub-Zero appliance facility expand. The grant will allow the city to extend Commerce Park Drive south and construct a new east-west highway to be known as Sub-Zero Parkway. The new road will go east from Commerce Park Drive and terminate at the Badger State Trail. The grant will cover approximately a 1/3 of the cost of the project, which is estimated at $3 million.


Copley Hospital Breaks Ground On New Surgical Center
healthcaredesignmagazine.com 26 May, 2016

Copley Hospital has broken ground for its new 19,450-square-foot surgical center in Morrisville, Vt. Construction shall be fully completed in 18 months, with the anticipated opening of the surgical center scheduled for the end of 2017. The new surgical facility, to be named the James and Mary Louise Carpenter Surgical Center, is a direct replacement of Copley’s existing services. The new integrated surgical center includes three ORS, one procedure room, central sterile and processing, pre-operative and post- operative beds, a dedicated waiting area for families, a consultation room for physicians and family members, and expanded space for storage and support services.


Dalata to open 26m hotel in Kevin Street in 2018
irishtimes.com 26 May, 2016
Dublin is on track for a new Maldron hotel after the Dalata hotel group has bought a development site on Kevin Street for €8.1 million. Construction of the hotel is expected to begin later this year, with the group aiming to have the new hotel open by mid-2018. Planing permission has already been granted for a hotel at the site, which will include a basement car park, café/bar and restaurant and 137 bedrooms over five floors. The development is expected to cost €26 million.


Park Hotel Group Debuts In Malaysia With Park Hotel Melaka
hospitalitynet.org 26 May, 2016
Park Hotel Group is expanding into a new destination with its first hotel in Malaysia. In a hotel management contract with a subsidiary of Jaya Mapan Sdn. Bhd., the Group will manage the 245-key Park Hotel Melaka, slated to open in the first half of 2019. The 16-storey hotel will feature a bistro and rooftop bar, as well as a complete range of facilities including an infinity pool, a sauna, gymnasium, business centre and meetings rooms.


Natural gas plant planned for Duke campus
newsobserver.com 26 May, 2016
Earlier this month, Duke Energy has announed a 35-year agreement with the University for the Charlotte-based company to build and operate the $55 million, 21 MW plant on the Duke campus in Durham. The natural gas facility will produce heat and power for the university. The plant must be approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission and could begin operating in 2018.


Apache awards Bibby Offshore North Sea contract
worldoil.com 26 May, 2016
Bibby Offshore has secured a substantial contract with Apache North Sea to provide subsea construction, ROV and diving services at the largest oil field in the North Sea. The contract, due to begin this month, will utilize Bibby Offshore’s multi role diving support vessel the Bibby Topaz, equipped with an inspection class ROV. The project, which involves well tie-ins and spool change-out at the Aviat and Bacchus locations, along with the associated pre-commissioning works, will be conducted to tie back the subsea wells to Forties oil field, 110 miles east of Aberdeen, Scotland.


Balfour Beatty bags 130m M20 lorry park job
constructionenquirer.com 26 May, 2016

Highways England has picked Balfour Beatty to build a 3,600-space lorry park in Kent near the M20 to relieve congestion when cross-Channel services are disrupted. The contract involves development of the proposals during the early contractor involvement phase of the project and will also cover the construction of the lorry area subject to a decision to proceed from Government. The contract is valued at up to £130m and will be a key part of the overall £250m lorry area. The park is anticipated to be partially open by the summer of 2017.


China’s Shenzhen to invest $200m in western Indonesia
chinadaily.com.cn 25 May, 2016
Shenzhen will invest $200 million in a special economic zone in western Indonesia. The deal on the investment plan has been inked by the Management Authority of Qianhai, Shenzhen’s modern service industry cooperation zone, and the Indonesian Investment and Trade Organization (IITO) in Jakarta on 23rd May, 2016. The funds will be invested into Tanjung Api-Api special economic zone in South Sumatra.


Toyota to invest 49b yen to build new car plant in Malaysia
businesstimes.com.sg 25 May, 2016
Toyota Motor Corp will invest about 49 billion yen to build a new, 50,000-cars-a-year factory in Klang, in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The new plant will begin operations in early 2019 and it will employ new production technologies such as compact painting booths that are also set to be introduced at Toyota’s other new plants, including in Mexico and China.


Argentina energy firm Axion to invest $1.5 bln to expand plant
uk.finance.yahoo.com 25 May, 2016
Axion Energy will invest $1.5 billion to expand a local refinery. The International Finance Corporation will provide financing of $378 million for the project. The financing package consists of an eight-year, $78 million loan from the IFC and a $300 million loan raised by IFC from several commercial banks, including ICBC, BBVA, Credit Agricole and Citibank.


SMC eyes P60-B industrial estate, coal plant in Bataan
business.inquirer.net 25 May, 2016
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) may invest over P60 billion for the development of an industrial estate, the expansion of its feeds manufacturing facility and the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Mariveles, Bataan. SMC subsidiary called Efare Investment Holdings Inc. has secured an approval to invest P2.59 billion for the development of a 500-hectare industrial estate. The amount will be used for land development and road construction, among others.


Kenya ready to start building 140 MW geo-thermal power plant
coastweek.com 25 May, 2016
KenGen is set to start the construction of a 140 MW geothermal power plant in Olkaria. The project, dubbed Olkaria V, is currently in the tendering process which comes to an end in June. The contract is expcted to be signed in October and the construction shall begin by the end of year. The project is expected to take 30 months and that the firm has secured about 410 million U.S. dollars for it.


Jollibee, Cargill to build poultry processing plant in Batangas
gmanetwork.com 25 May, 2016
Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) has entered an agreement with agriculture firm Cargill Philippines Inc. to build and operate a poultry processing plant in Batangas. Located in Santo Tomas, Batangas, the joint venture company will be called Cargill Joy Poultry Meats Production Inc. It will be 70-percent owned by Cargill which will oversee the setting up, management, and operations. The remaining 30 percent will be owned by JFC.


Thai firm to build halal food plant in Malaysia
freemalaysiatoday.com 25 May, 2016
PFP Group, plans to build a halal food plant in Malaysia costing more than RM18 million. The group is negotiating with a potential partner in Malaysia to set up manufacturing and distribution facilities for halal products. PFP has been shipping processed seafood products worldwide for more than 30 years and it now covers 21 overseas markets.


Magna Announces New Aluminum casting facility in the UK
prnewswire.com 25 May, 2016
Magna International Inc. will build a new 225,000 square feet, world-class aluminum casting facility in Telford, United Kingdom. Working with the UK Trade & Investment and the Automotive Investment Organization, along with financial support from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund, helped to secure this project. Construction is expected to start in the autumn of 2016. Production is expected to commence in 2018.


LeEco to invest $100 million in Russia
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 25 May, 2016

LeEco is set to enter the Russian market with a $100 million investment plan. The firm has signed a memorandum with the Institute of Internet Development (IID), Russian Export Centre and JSC Digital Television to export Russian media content to China and other markets and build a Le ecosystem in Russia.


Allianz, State Street invest in 200-MW E.on wind farm in Texas
renewables.seenews.com 25 May, 2016

The North American renewables arm of German utility E.on has completed tax equity financing for its 200.48 MW Colbeck’s Corner wind farm in Texas with Allianz Capital Partners and State Street Corp. The wind farm is located in Carson and Gray counties, and features 112 pieces of General Electric’s 1.79-100 turbines.


Sumitomo to build 60MW solar facility in Fukushima.
pv-tech.org 25 May, 2016
Sumitomo Corporation is implementing a 60 MW solar PV project in Minamisoma, Fukushima, at a US$ 201 million investment. The 110 hectare project is situated in the Migita/Ebi and Mano districts and will be funded by a consortium including Mizuho Bank, while Toshiba and Taisei will be providing EPC expertise. Construction has already begun and the project is expected to be operational in March 2018.


BrewDog plans to build sour beer facility
offlicencenews.co.uk 25 May, 2016
BrewDog plans to build a standalone sour beer facility in Scotland. The brewer has secured a sight in Ellon across the road from its original 100HL brewery for construction of a standalone sour facility.


Freedom Foods Group to expand deal with China’s Pinlive
just-food.com 25 May, 2016
Freedom Foods Group is to expand its manufacturing contract with Chinese food and beverage distributor Pinlive. A new agreement will see Freedom Foods Group manufacture Pinlive-branded dairy and cereal products. The first of these lines will go on sale in the second half of the year.


Premier Co-op breaks ground on new feed manufacturing facility
lacrossetribune.com 25 May, 2016
Premier Cooperative plans to build a new, state-of-the-art feed manufacturing facility attached to its grain facility on the north side of Westby. Construction will start this spring and it will take about 15 months to complete. The new facility will not only grind and mix the highest quality feeds, it will also have a pelleting system.


REDC, Frabelle break ground on mini-hydropower plant
mb.com.ph 25 May, 2016
Repower Energy Development Corporation (REDC), the mini-hydropower business of local investment holding company Pure Energy Holdings Corporation (PEHC), broke ground for a run-of-river hydropower plant project in Upper Labayat, Quezon Province in partnership with the Frabelle and TSP Marine Group. The plant is scheduled to begin its operations in the fourth quarter of 2018, after a construction period of about two years.


Dynacor Completes Construction of its New US$ 15-Million Ore Processing Plant and Begins the Commissioning Process
marketwatch.com 25 May, 2016
Dynacor Gold Mines Inc. (DNG) has completed the construction of its new 300-tpd Veta Dorada ore processing plant in Chala (southern Peru) and has begun the commissioning process. The commissioning process will involve the following two steps over the next few weeks. Pre-commissioning: Construction of the plant and its sub-units are validated by Veta Dorada’s technical team. This also includes testing of the plant’s power distribution system, testing the electrical motors and the process control valves as well as the ore conveyor belts, etc. Commissioning: Dry and/or Wet Running. Depending on the process sub-units either dry or wet running is used to test the units individually (crushing, milling, conveyor belts, etc.). The objective being to determine that each sub-unit is functioning correctly. Management expects to start up the new plant by mid-summer 2016.


Alfa Laval Wins SEK 50 Million Waste Water Treatment Order In The US
wateronline.com 25 May, 2016
Alfa Laval has won an order to supply decanters to a waste water treatment plant in the US. The order, booked in the Water & Waste Treatment segment, has a value of approximately SEK 50 million and delivery is scheduled for 2017.


H-E-B to build new store on FM 1463
communityimpact.com 25 May, 2016
H-E-B is building a new grocery store on FM 1463 in Fulshear at the intersection of FM 1463 and Fulshear Bend Drive. The project is still in the design and planning phase and is scheduled to be opened in fall 2017.


Indonesia Lippo says to build $14 bln industrial park with China firms
reuters.com 25 May, 2016
Lippo Group will partner two Chinese firms to build a $13.95 billion industrial park in West Java. Property developer PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk, one of Lippo Group’s listed companies, will work with Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co and Country Garden Holdings Co to develop the Indonesia-Shenzhen Industrial Estate.


Senegal to build West Africa’s largest solar energy plant
af.reuters.com 25 May, 2016
PROPARCO will provide an 18-year 35.5 million euro loan to finance the construction and operation of a 30-MW solar energy plant in Senegal. The project will involve investment firm Meridiam; Solairedirect, a French construction company that specialises in solar energy; and Schneider Electric, which is involved in electricity distribution and energy management. The plant will be operational at the beginning of 2017.


Construction of Iraqi oil-gas pipeline expected to start this year
jordantimes.com 25 May, 2016
Construction of the oil pipeline between Iraq and Jordan is expected to start this year. The construction of the $15 billion project will be carried out by international companies on the basis of build, operate and transfer. The pipeline is planned to export Iraqi crude oil via Jordan and provide the Kingdom with its oil needs. It is expected to provide Jordan with 150,000 barrels of oil per day, while the rest will be exported through Aqaba, generating an estimated $3 billion a year in revenues for the Kingdom.


Rio Bravo open season for pipeline facilities
energyglobal.com 25 May, 2016
Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC (Rio Bravo) is conducting a binding open season to solicit commitments for firm natural gas pipeline transportation for new pipeline facilities that it proposes to construct (the pipeline system). The pipeline system will include a header system, with multiple receipt points to be located in the vicinity of the Agua Dulce market area, connected to pipelines, running to a point (the delivery point) adjacent to the proposed Rio Grande natural gas liquefaction facilities and export terminal (Rio Grande Terminal).


Orascom consortium wins $350m Egypt project deal
tradearabia.com 25 May, 2016
A consortium of Egypt’s Orascom Construction (OC) and Belgian Besix Group has won the contract from Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company (Sumed) for the construction of a new pier in Ain Sukhna area of Suez governorate at an investment of $350 million. Work will start on the project next month and will be completed in a period of ten months.


Tata Motors in talks to set up car unit
business-standard.com 23 May, 2016
Tata Motors is talking to Iran Khodro company for a joint venture to assemble knocked down units of the petrol versions of its models, including the latest compact car Tiago, Bolt and Zest, which are powered by the company’s new Revotron petrol engines. Initially, Tata Motors is looking at 100,000 cars a year which will be gradually ramped up. Production at the factory, which may be located in suburban Tehran and Masad, is slated to begin by 2018.


New multi-storey car park to be built in town centre to serve £48 million interchange

thisislancashire.co.uk 23 May, 2016
A new multi-storey car park could be built in Bolton town centre, it has been revealed. Bolton Council has entered into negotiations with Transport for Greater Manchester about possible sites on which to build the new car park. The new facility is needed to complement the £48 million transport interchange that is being created on land bounded by Great Moor Street and Newport Street. The interchange project being carried out by TfGM in conjunction with Bolton Council is on track is to be finished by the end of the year.


GPHA to build $127 million devanning terminal at Kpone
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