International Projects

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
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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
ghanaweb.com 23 May, 2016
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has sourced for $127 million funding from the Canadian Government to construct a new devanning terminal at Kpone, in the Kpone-Katamanso District. Currently, the Port Authority has two major devanning yards at the Port of Tema namely the Depot 10 Terminal ‘1’ and the Golden Jubilee Terminal (GJT).


Custom Synthetic Fibers opens recycled polyester plant
fibre2fashion.com 23 May, 2016
Custom Synthetic Fibers, has announced a new 80,000 square foot, recycled polyester fibre plant in Rogersville, Alabama. The new plant will produce 40 million pounds of recycled polyester staple fibre annually for sale into a variety of applications including apparel, home furnishing, automotive, industrial and consumer goods. The plant is expected to begin its operations in summer 2016.


Steel Strips Wheels up 3% on export order win
moneycontrol.com 23 May, 2016
Steel Strips Wheels advanced 3 percent intraday has bagged an export order for Canadian Winter wheels market. This order will cover supplies of about 17000 wheels with an order value of about USD 225000 and expects this order to repeat in near future. The wheels will be supplied from company’s Dappar and Chennai plants in India with the first supplies planned by end of mid of next month.


Saudi Aramco to Soon Start Cilacap Refinery Project
en.tempo.co 23 May, 2016
Saudi Aramco that has cooperated with PT Pertamina will soon start the engineering process of its refinery development project in Cilacap, Central Java. PT Pertamina is scheduled to sign a deal to conduct basic engineering with Saudi Aramco on 23rd May, 2016 morning. This will mark the start of the process of the Cilacap refinery development project in Indonesia which is worth US$5 billion.


Lumax opens centre in Taiwan to enhance design prowess
moneycontrol.com 23 May, 2016
Lumax Industries, supplier of lighting products for the automobile industry, has opened a design centre in Taiwan to strengthen its in-house design capabilities. The design centre will synergise the company’s efforts to deploy best practices in its manufacturing engineering to produce highly integrated innovative products in addition to capitalising on the strategic advantage of Taiwan as an established and high quality, yet cost effective, destination for tooling.


Nalco and Iranian mining company sign MoU to set up aluminium smelter in Iran

economictimes.indiatimes.com 23 May, 2016

National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) have signed an MoU to jointly explore the possibility of setting up an aluminium smelter in Iran. The smelter-cum-gas based power plant, is slated to be part of a joint venture aluminium company to be set up by Nalco in that country. Based on the report, ownership pattern, project financing, long-term supply of gas and other aspects of the project shall be decided.


Sarovar Hotels eyeing 10 hotels in Africa, enters South Sudan
economictimes.indiatimes.com 23 May, 2016

Sarovar Hotels is planning to operate 10 hotels in Africa in the next five years and has forayed into South Sudan by taking over management of Panorama hotel as part of its expansion plans. The company has taken over management of the Panorama hotel in the capital city of the Republic of South Sudan which will now be re-branded as The Panorama Sarovar Portico, Juba.


General Electric Co. (GE) To Invest $1.4B In Oil-Dependent Saudi Arabia
ibtimes.com 23 May, 2016
General Electric Co. will invest at least $1.4 billion in Saudi Arabia. GE will team up with Saudi Aramco, and a second partner to build a $400 million manufacturing facility for the energy and marine sectors. The firm has also signed an MoU to jointly invest $1 billion by 2017 alongside a Saudi entity including the country’s largest petrochemicals company, its public investment fund and Saudi Aramco. The investments will cover a variety of sectors, including water and aviation.


Sumitomo Chemical to expand methionine capacity in Japan
business-standard.com 23 May, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical will expand capacity of feed additive methionine by adding a new production line in its Ehime Works in Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, to meet the growing demand in the market. By this expansion, the company will increase its capacity by approximately 100,000 metric tonnes per year, bringing the total production capacity for methionine to approximately 250,000 metric tonnes per year, including existing facilities. The new facility is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.


KEOLABS opens new test facility
securitydocumentworld.com 23 May, 2016

KEOLABS has opened a new building in Salon-de-Provence, France. The new 1.2 million euros facilities will support the company’s growth by increasing R&D capacity for testing solutions and the creation of space entirely dedicated to its conformance testing laboratory.


Franklin industrial plating company plans to expand
jsonline.com 23 May, 2016
Chrome Tech of Wisconsin Inc. is seeking to build a 21,607-square-foot addition to its 19,619-square-foot building located at 10020 S. 54th St., in Franklin Business Park. The company specializes in hard chrome plating and other plating services.


GrainCorp opens $45 million tank storage facility
tankstoragemag.com 23 May, 2016
A new AUD$45 million liquid storage tank facility has been opened within the Port of Brisbane, Australia. The facility can hold up to 20 million litres of petrol and 25 million litres of diesel. Construction started in 2014 and the facility has been completed ahead of schedule and on budget.


British aluminum parts producer Faist to expand production in Romania
romania-insider.com 23 May, 2016
Faist Mekatronic, which supplies parts for telecom infrastructure and auto industry, plans to expand the capacity of its plant in Oradea, western Romania, by 20%. The company has allocated EUR 10 million for investments this year and it will use the money to expand production and build a mold division.


Kraft Heinz Investing Over $100 Million In Minnesota Expansion
vendingmarketwatch.com 23 May, 2016

Kraft Heinz will invest more than $100 million in an expansion of its production facilities in the southern Minnesota city of New Ulm. The company plans to expand an existing plant in New Ulm and add four new production lines by the end of 2017. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the project with a $450,000 forgivable loan from the Minnesota Investment Fund.


Dürsot Food Corporation opens R100m tomato processing plant
engineeringnews.co.za 23 May, 2016
Eastern Trading Company, trading as Dürsot Food Corporation, the controlling shareholder of AH-Vest, which produces All Joy products, has launched a R100-million tomato processing plant in Modjadjiskloof, Tzaneen, to meet rising demand for tomato paste in South Africa. South Africa was currently a net importer of tomato paste and, in 2012, the tariff applicable to tomato paste imports was increased to the World Trade Organisation-bound rates of 37%.


Investor spends $120m to build oil processing plant in Georgia
news.az 23 May, 2016
An oil processing plant has been embarked to be built in western Georgia’s Kulevi village. The new modern plant will produce light and medium distillates as well as generate 40 mg/h of electricity. The company may invest $120 million USD in the plant, to be operational by 31st December, 2019.


Honeywell breaks ground on advanced Chinese coal-to-olefins plant
hydrocarbonprocessing.com 23 May, 2016

Honeywell UOP has broke ground on a new advanced manufacturing facility outside Shanghai to produce materials used to convert methanol from coal into feedstocks for making plastics, a significant milestone to enable China to meet the growing demand for plastics. When it enters production in 2017, the catalyst production line in Zhangjiagang City in Jiangsu Province will produce state-of-the-art catalysts used in Honeywell UOP’s Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process technology.


Novelis invests $120M to make aluminum for autos
detroitnews.com 23 May, 2016
Novelis, the aluminum supplier to Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 and hundreds of other vehicles, unveiled a new finishing line at its Oswego, New York, plant that will manufacturer the aluminum alloys used in Ford’s new 2017 Super Duty. The line represents a $120 million investment.


Loma Linda University Health breaks ground on new hospital complex
highlandnews.net 23 May, 2016
Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) has officially broken ground on the hospital complex that will house the new adult hospital and expanded Children’s Hospital. The new hospital complex, which will open its doors to the community in 2020, has been designed by architecture firm NBBJ to embrace a healing environment, from wellness gardens that support physical, social and spiritual health, to patient rooms that promote patient and family healing, nursing stations that encourage collaboration and community spaces filled with natural light.


Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to open Ayurvedic centre in China
newkerala.com 23 May, 2016
Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has signed an MoU for opening an Ayurvedic centre in China. The collaboration will take place with Yogame, a Chinese company, and the Ayurvedic centre will be opened in Kunming. Yogame is currently running Indian traditional yoga centres in China.


Subsea 7 Wins USD 1 Bn Contract
worldmaritimenews.com 23 May, 2016

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract in excess of USD 1.3 billion by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the Beatrice wind farm turbine foundations and array cables, offshore Scotland, UK. Subsea 7, in alliance with Seaway Heavy Lifting, will manage, design, engineer, fabricate and install EPCI jacket foundations and array cables for 84 wind turbines, and perform the transportation and installation of the offshore transmission modules. Project management and engineering has already started at Seaway Heavy Lifting’s offices in Glasgow, Scotland, and Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, and at Subsea 7’s office in Aberdeen, Scotland. Offshore installations will be executed in 2017 and 2018 using Seaway Heavy Lifting’s heavy-lift vessels, Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov.


Boeing bags 100-plane order in Vietnam
cbsnews.com 23 May, 2016
Boeing Co. (BA) is selling 100 aircraft worth about $11.3 billion at list prices to Vietnam’s VietJet as the airline seeks to expand its international and domestic flights. The planes, all of which are 737 Max 200 models, will be delivered between 2019 and 2023.


EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the largest solar plant in Israel
pv-magazine.com 23 May, 2016
EDF Energies Nouvelles starts operation on a 50.1 MW PV power plant in the northern part of the Negev desert, Israel. The PV facility is comprised of 200,000 solar panels supplied by the EDF’s subsidiary Photowatt and installed across the area of 60 hectares. The generated power will be sold to Israel Electric Corporation for the next 20 years.


Miller’s Textile opens new facility
crescent-news.com 22 May, 2016
Miller’s Textile Services, supplier of uniforms, linens, janitorial supplies and other items has opened a 4,900-square foot facility at 1290 Integrity Drive in Defiance. The new facility has six shipping and receiving docks.


SOCAR to expand oil terminal capacity in Georgia
vestnikkavkaza.net 22 May, 2016
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) will expand the capacity of the Kulevi Black Sea oil terminal in Georgia from the current 320,000 cubic meters to 380,000 cubic meters. The terminal in Georgia’s Kulevi has been commissioned in May 2008 and the oil transshipment started in June of the same year. The total capacity of the terminal is 10 million tons of bulk-oil cargo per year, three million tons of oil, three million tons of diesel fuel and four million tons of fuel oil. The expansion project has already started and is likely to be completed next year.


Egypt’s Sisi inaugurates MOPCO fertiliser plant expansions
english.ahram.org.eg 22 May, 2016
The expansion of the Misr Fertilizer Production Company factory has been inaugurated in the Delta governorate of Damietta on 22nd May, 2016. The expansion, which came with a price tage of around $2 billion, raises the factory’s production capacity by almost four times, from 650,000 tonnes to 2 million tonnes annually.


Egypt to increase natural gas production to 5.5-6 bln cfd
thepeninsulaqatar.com 22 May, 2016
Egypt will increase its natural gas production to between 5.5 and 6 billion cubic feet per day by the end of 2019, up from the current 3.9 bln cubic ft per day. Egypt currently has 12 natural gas field development projects underway, worth a total of $33 billion in investment. It is also looking to rent its third floating and storage regasification unit (FSRSU) by the second quarter of 2017.


$3.7M grant awarded to Lake Erie wind turbine project
washingtontimes.com 22 May, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $3.7 million grant to Lake Erie Energy Development Corp, doing engineering work on a proposed 20 MW wind turbine project in Lake Erie. Current cost estimates are between $120 million and $128 million. The company wants to have the wind turbines built and functioning by the end of 2018.


RTA awards Dubai road project contract
gdnonline.com 22 May, 2016
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a major contract worth Dh178 million for the development of the second phase of Dual Carriageway of Seih Assalam Road Project. The scope of work includes extension of about 21 km of road from Al Qudra Round About up to the intersection of Dubai-Al Ain Road.


Emaar awards construction contract for project in Jeddah Gate
gulfbusiness.com 22 May, 2016
Emaar Properties’s subsidiary Arabian Construction Co (ACC) has awarded the construction contract for its Emaar Residences project in Jeddah Gate. Located within the 413,000 sq m Jeddah Gate development, Emaar Residences features three high-rise towers with 283 units. It offers one to four-bedroom apartments and penthouses (upper villas) ranging in size from 70 to 300 sq m. Features include dedicated drop-off zone for each tower, lobbies, 24-hour reception and concierge and integrated security system. Drilling work for the project, which has been launched late last year, has started.


SMC Global to operate first unit of 150-MW Malita plant by July
bworldonline.com 22 May, 2016
SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. will start operating the first 150 MW of its four-unit coal-fired power plant in Malita, Davao del Sur in June or July, while the second unit could be running by year’s end. The cost of building the Malita plants at $2 million per megawatt, or roughly $1.2 billion for the 600-MW facility. The target date for the two remaining units is not later than 2019. SMC Global is also building two 150-MW coal power facility in Limay, Bataan, which is about to be completed. The second 150-MW unit will start commercial operations in January next year.


New manufacturing facility in Dammam
saudigazette.com.sa 21 May, 2016
Intercoil International, manufacturer, retailer and distributor of premium beds, bedding and bedroom furniture has opened a new manufacturing facility in Dammam to cater to Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing hospitality sector. The 4,400 m² factory will manufacture premium mattresses and a wide range of quality bedroom furniture in a variety of finishes. Production at the facility will begin with a daily capacity of 500 mattresses and 200 bedroom furniture pieces, with plans to double mattress capacity within the next three years.


KNM accepts letter of award for RM175mil contract
thesstar.com 21 May, 2016
KNM Group Bhd has accepted a letter of award to undertake the engineering, procurement, and construction of a treated distillate aromatic extract (TDAE) plant in Tanjung Langsat Port, Johor, for RM175mil. The letter of award has been accepted by its wholly-owned subsidiary, KNM Process Systems Sdn Bhd, from Norman Process Oils Malaysia Plant Sdn Bhd. The TDAE plant is to produce carcinogen-free (green) rubber process oils for synthetic rubber and tyre industries. The duration of the contract is expected to be for a period of 20 months commencing from an agreed date subject to the execution of a formal contract agreement to be duly signed between the parties.


Oman, China plan to set up industrial city in Duqm
tradearabia.com 21 May, 2016
Oman and China plans to sign a usufruct agreement aimed at establishing a major industrial city in Duqm, which is expected to attract as much as $10 billion worth in investments by 2022. The agreement for the China-Oman Industrial City in Duqm will be signed by the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm with Chinese agencies on 23rd May, 2016 in Muscat


CCC breaks ground on new tech building
suncommunitynews.com 21 May, 2016

Clinton Community College (CCC) held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (IAM). The $12.7 million construction project is designed to support advanced manufacturing in the region. CCC is anticipating the building to be completed by the start of classes in the fall of 2017.


Performance Fibers to Expand Tire Cord Fabric Capacity to Meet Demand Growth

polymerupdate.com 20 May, 2016
Performance Fibers has received the approval of Indorama Ventures (IVL)’s board to construct a fully integrated dipping unit to expand further its tire cord fabric production capacity adjacent to the current production facility in Kaiping, Guangdong, China. The new facility will be timely for Performance Fibers to support the expected demand growth of new products developed from various technology platforms. It is expected that the new unit will commence production in 2018.


Rallis India forms JV in Indonesia to expand seed business
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 20 May, 2016
Tata group’s agro-chemical firm Rallis India has formed a joint venture firm in Indonesia with a local partner to set up a seed production and distribution firm. Rallis India’s wholly-owned subsidiary Metahelix Life Sciences (Metahelix) will have 49 per cent stake in the JV firm PT Metahelix Lifesciences Indonesia, which will have an initial paid up capital of USD 1,25,000 and the same will be doubled by March 2017. The joint venture firm will engage in the activity of seed production, processong and/or packing, importing or purchasing parent seeds and distributing and trading of JV seeds under any distribution model within Indonesia.


Serena hotel to invest Shs26.7B in expansion drive
ntv.co.ug 20 May, 2016
TPS Eastern Africa, the owner of Serena Hotels and Lodges, has received a Shs26.7 billion loan from French fund Proparco to expand its Kampala Serena Hotel. The funds will be used to build an executive lounge and additional meeting rooms at Kampala Serena Hotel.


Dubai Investments forms JV to build $68m steel plant
arabianbusiness.com 20 May, 2016
Dubai Investments has announced a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Company for Building Materials to set up a steel plant at Industrial City of Abu Dhabi III in Musaffah, at a cost of $68 million. Dubai Investments’s subsidiary Dubai Investments Industries holds 51 percent stake in the joint venture and the remaining is held by BILDCO. The new plant, expected to go on stream by the end of 2017, will produce 300,000 metric tonnes of reinforced steel bars per annum, once fully operational.


Byas to construct quake-resistant complex
thehimalayantimes.com 20 May, 2016
Byas Municipality is all set to construct a modern quake-resistant office structure with a lift system in Tanahun. The municipality will invest Rs. 6.5 million and the government will invest a matching fund, while the Urban Development Fund will provide the remaining Rs. 100 million for the building. The four-storey building will be constructed within an area of 1.24 ropani. The construction work is estimated to be complete in 15 months.


Kuwait plans to invest $42 billion in oil, despite slump
energydigital.com 20 May, 2016
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is planning US $42 billion in oil investments by 2022, including a new refinery and clean fuels project. KNPC’s planned Clean Fuel Project, which will transform two refineries into an integrated merchant refining complex, will be 75 percent complete by the end of this year.


SaskPower will invest $82 million to upgrade grid and power transformers
powertransformernews.com 20 May, 2016

Canadian utility SaskPower will be spending US$82 million in the coming months to upgrade the provincial power grid. The company will continue upgrading underground power cables and replacing transformers over the summer months.


Japanese firm to invest $30M in Kan. cellophane plant
sbj.net 20 May, 2016
Futamara Chemicals penned a deal to buy the Innovia Films cellophane plant in Tecumseh, Kansas, and invest $30 million over the next four years to increase production by 60 percent and add nearly 30 jobs. Futamara Chemicals expects to complete the purchase 30th June, 2016.


UPS set to invest $177M to expand Columbus distribution hub, add 75 jobs

bizjournals.com 20 May, 2016
United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) plans to invest $177 million in an expansion of a Columbus distribution hub. The company will grow its 408,343-square-foot facility to 756,539 square feet, boosting sorting capacity in anticipation of expected site demands for several years to come. The project involves a total investment of $177 million, including $43 million in property improvement costs and $96 million in machinery and equipment. UPS expects it could begin as soon as January and be completed by the end of 2019.


Mississippi Power, Origis Energy break ground on new solar energy facility

prnewswire.com 20 May, 2016
Mississippi Power and Origis Energy, along with officials from the Area Development Partnership and Lamar County, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $100-million, 52 MW solar facility on 20th May, 2016. The facility will be on 590 acres and will feature more than 215,000 polycrystalline solar panels. The project is scheduled to be completed first quarter of 2017 and will have a 25-year power purchase agreement with Mississippi Power.


Magna opens new automotive exterior facility in Mexico
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 20 May, 2016

Magna International has inaugurated Magna Exteriors Queretaro, a newly constructed facility in Queretaro, Mexico, for manufacturing automotive exterior products. The 290,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art injection molding and robotic paint line facility will employ approximately 600 people and will supply global automakers with molded and painted parts such as fascias, bumpers and rocker panels.


Planned Parenthood breaks ground on new $5 million Spokane facility
spokesman.com 20 May, 2016
The local chapter of Planned Parenthood has broke ground this week on a new $5 million health care facility. The Smith-Barbieri Center is expected to open next door to the health care nonprofit’s existing location at 123 E. Indiana Ave. in winter 2017. The new health center will feature nine exam rooms and two surgical suites, where services such as cancer screening, ultrasounds and abortions can be performed. It also will feature a community classroom and education center that will host classes including sexual education for teenagers and health programs for young families. Planned Parenthood has raised $1.3 million of their $2 million goal in private donations for the project, and will continue to accept gifts through December 2020 to cover the cost.


Port of Tucson rail facility expansion project is completed
progressiverailroading.com 20 May, 2016

Union Pacific Railroad, the Federal Railroad Administration and Port of Tucson has completed a $5 million expansion of the port’s rail infrastructure and container export facility. Funded with a $5 million grant funded in 2013 through the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, the project covered several infrastructure upgrades including the installation of siding extensions, high-speed power switches and a new main line switch to increase flexible operations at the site.


UCLA to expand local complex for art school studio
wavenewspapers.com 20 May, 2016
The UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture has embarked on a project to build a 75,000-square-foot building, $31 million expansion of a studio complex for graduate art students. The university is in the late planning stages. Major funding for the project will come from art dealer Margo Leavin, who ran an art gallery in West Hollywood for 42 years until her retirement in 2012. The project hopes to break ground next year, with completion targeted for the completion in 2019.


Eastland Group awards contract to Ormat for geothermal plant in New Zealand

cleantechnology-business-review.com 20 May, 2016

Ormat Technologies has entered into NZ$36m contract with Eastland Group for Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project located near Kawerau, New Zealand. Under the contract, Ormat will be offering its air-cooled Ormat Energy Converter for the geothermal project as part of the Supply & EPC deal. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018 and it is jointly owned by Eastland Generation and Kawerau A8D Ahu Whenua Trust.


Waste water treatment plant to be set up at Guheshwari
myrepublica.com 20 May, 2016
Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani (KUKL) and an Indian company have signed a contract for the rehabilitation and expansion of a 32.4 million liters per-day Wastewater Treatment Plant at Guheshwari under the Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The total cost of the project is estimated at more than Rs 2.5 billion including vat. The project is expected to be completed within two and a half years from the date of agreement.


Bechtel, Partners Selected to Build New UK Nuclear Plant
news.sys-con.com 20 May, 2016
Bechtel, the global engineering and construction firm, has been selected, with joint venture partners Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, and Japan Gas Corporation, to deliver a new, two-reactor nuclear plant in Wales, United Kingdom for plant owner Horizon Nuclear Power. Hitachi-GE will provide the Generation III+ Advanced Boiling Water Reactors to be used at the plant. The joint venture will be called Menter Newydd, which means new venture in Welsh. It will initially provide front-end engineering and construction planning prior to full construction, expected by 2020.


TerniEnergia lands $19.2 million order for solar PV project in Egypt
pv-magazine.com 20 May, 2016
TerniEnergia has acquired a $19.2 million order to construct a 47 MW solar PV plant in Egypt. The group will build the industrial-scale plant on behalf of an unnamed Italian utility in the country’s southern Benban region in Aswan on an area covering about 150 hectares. The company will handle engineering, procurement and construction services for the project, which will use Italian-made 3Sun solar panels mounted on steel structures.


ReneSola, UCK plan 116 MW of solar projects in Turkey
renewables.seenews.com 20 May, 2016

ReneSola will work on 116 MW of solar projects in Turkey in partnership with local sector firm UCK Group. UCK’s Berak Enerji will develop and construct the solar parks, while ReneSola will design them and supply solar modules and inverters. Upon the start of operation, the power plants will be transferred into a new 50/50 joint venture between Renesola and UCK. The joint company’s goal is to own 70 MW of operating parks by early 2017.


NEB approves TMX pipeline expansion project
stonyplainreporter.com 20 May, 2016
The National Energy Board (NEB) gave its stamp of approval for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) pipeline on 19th May, 2016, subject to 157 conditions being met. It will travel 1,150 kilometre from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., through Parkland County. Currently, the pipeline has a capacity of 300,000 barrels of oil per day, but this will increase to 890,000 barrels with the expansion. The Federal Government will make its final decision on the project in December 2016.


Tanzania to begin building $3 bln fertiliser plant this year
reuters.com 20 May, 2016
Tanzania plans to start building a $3 billion fertiliser factory in partnership with a consortium of investors from Germany, Denmark and Pakistan this year. The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has signed a joint venture agreement with German firm Ferrostaal Industrial Projects, Danish industrial catalysts producer Haldor Topsoe and Pakistan’s Fauji Fertilizer Company to develop the plant. The factory will use natural gas to manufacture fertiliser and will be built in joint venture with a group of investors. The plant will built in southern Tanzania near big offshore gas finds is expected to be commissioned in 2020.


Spain’s Aurinka PV plans EUR-100m investment in polysilicon plant
renewables.seenews.com 20 May, 2016

Aurinka Photovoltaic Group plans to spend between EUR 60 million and EUR 100 million to buy and upgrade Silicon Solar’s polysilicon production plant in Puertollano, where it wants to deploy a new technology. The upgraded plant is expected to have an annual production capacity of 3,000 tonnes of polysilicon. The factory has been closed since 2012 and the firm intends to reopen the facility in the second half of 2017.


Denmark’s Ramboll wins job on 400-MW offshore wind park in China
renewables.seenews.com 20 May, 2016

Ramboll has won a EUR-4-million design contract for the 400-MW State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) Binhai North Phase 2 wind farm. The company will design the 100 steel turbine foundations, the 400-MW substation, concept for the transformers, breakers and cables, and it will also be developing the design basis for waves, currents and geotechnical conditions. First power from the SPIC Binhai North wind farm is scheduled for December 31, 2016.


WISCO to establish largest crude neon and helium processing centre in central China

gasworld.com 19 May, 2016
Wuhan Iron and Steel (WISCO) is to enter the rare gases market with the formation of a crude neon and helium processing centre in the central China region. When completed, the centre will be capable of processing 230,000 cubic metres per year of neon and helium and it will also generate RMB 27m in revenue for the company.


Production at Papua’s first cement plant to begin in July
thejakartapost.com 19 May, 2016
PT Conch-SDIC Papua Cement Indonesia will start production at its cement plant in Manokwari, West Papua, in July. The 1.5 million tons per year, first phase of the two-phase US$400 million plant is nearing completion and almost ready for production.


SpeedCast wins new contract in the Middle East from major oilfield service provider

youroilandgasnews.com 19 May, 2016
SpeedCast International, a global satellite communications and network service provider, has been awarded a contract to provide one of the most prestigious global oilfield service companies in the world (‘Customer’) with a fully managed network service for ten sites in the UAE and Oman, as an expansion to current services in other regions.


MAN Diesel & Turbo to build power plant for ACC
worldcement.com 19 May, 2016
MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an EPC contract to build a power plant for the Arabian Cement Company (ACC) in Saudi Arabia. The 40 MW plant will be equipped with two type 18V48/60 TS engines and will provide power to a cement plant in Rabigh. The plant will be operated using heavy fuel oil and diesel oil. Construction of the agreed first phase of the power plant is scheduled for 2016/17 and after two additional phases of construction that will see four more engines installed, will increase the plant’s capacity to a total of 120 MW. MAN Diesel & Turbo is responsible for the construction of the entire plant.


Chinese LCD TV maker TCL to set up factory in Egypt
ecns.cn 19 May, 2016
TCL and ELARABY has signed a memorandum in Shenzhen on 19th May, 2016 to set up a joint LCD TV factory in Egypt. The joint factory will complete the first phase investment of $2.4 million and go into operation in 2017, and the annual output will amount to 2 million sets over the coming five years. TCL will contribute 30 percent of the first phase investment on the joint factory, and ELARABY will contribute 70 percent.


SaskTel to invest CAD 1.4 bln over five years
telecompaper.com 19 May, 2016
SaskTel plans to invest CAD 331 million in Saskatchewan Province in 2016-17 and more than CAD 1.4 billion over the next five years. The upgrades will enable maxTV, internet, data and future IP-based services to be delivered over the company’s LTE and InfiNet fibre networks. InfiNet will expand its support to up to seven HD-capable STBs. The core investment in the first year will see CAD 51 million invested in InfiNet passing 15,500 more homes in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Weyburn and Estevan. The firm will also invest CAD 3.1 million in Wi-Fi this year to grow the installed base to 3,380 hotspots that subscribers can use as part of their package.


Polymer Logistics Opens Operations & Distribution Hub In Dublin, Georgia

areadevelopment.com 19 May, 2016
Polymer Logistics will locate its next United States based logistics and distribution center in Dublin, Georgia. The firm expects to create 110 jobs and invest more than $4 million in Laurens County. The company offers eco-friendly containers to major retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Carrefour and more.


Al-Sisi approves Russian loan agreement worth $25bn to establish nuclear plant

dailynewsegypt.com 19 May, 2016
The loan agreement has been agreed with Russia worth $25bn to establish a nuclear power plant in Al-Dabaa. The electro-nuclear power station will be comprised of four units with a capacity of 1,200 MW each. Russia’s loan will finance the operations and establishment of this project over seven years.


Phibro Group to repurpose coal gasification plant for fertilizer production
worldcoal.com 19 May, 2016
Phibro LLC’s affiliate Philipp Brothers Fertilizer, together with a group of investors (The Phibro Group), have acquired SG Solutions’ Gasification Plant, a clean coal gasification plant located outside of West Terre Haute, Indiana, US. The plant produced synthetic gas and steam to fuel the adjacent Wabash River Combined Cycle Plant owned by Wabash Valley Power Association. The Phibro Group intend to repurpose the plant to produce ammonia fertilizer for use in the region and it plans to invest approximately US$450 million into the plant to convert it to produce ammonia and is targeting a mid-2018 completion date.


Puncak Niaga signs agreement to operate water treatment plant in Sabah

theedgemarkets.com 19 May, 2016
Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Puncak Niaga Construction Sdn Bhd has signed an agreement with the government following its appointment as the operator of a water treatment plant in Beaufort, Sabah. It is for a three-year period until January 2019.


Dubai’s Azizi awards $54m deals to build Al Furjan projects
arabianbusiness.com 19 May, 2016
Azizi Developments has awarded a contract worth AED200 million to construct two new serviced residences in the Al Furjan area of Dubai. The deal will see Keilani Construction Company build high-end serviced residences, named Roy-Mediterranean and Montrell which will comprise studios and one-bedroom apartments. Roy-Mediterranean will feature 271 units including 224 studios and 47 one bedroom apartments while Montrell comprises 222 units, divided into 168 studios and 54 one-bedroom residences. Facilities also include laundry and valet parking, room service, landscaped gardens, restaurants, café, gymnasium, swimming pool, kids’ pool, spa, and prayer rooms.


Makueni to build 40MW solar plant, increase irrigated land
capitalfm.co.ke 19 May, 2016
Makueni County is set to construct a 40 MW solar plant in Kavuko in Kilome sub-county. Plans are also in place to expand area covered by irrigation schemes to 10,000 hectares through the use of existing upgrades and new plans. The county will also construct six major dams, each 10 million cubic meters, one for each sub- county complete with treatment plants, storage and distribution network.


Eagle LNG starts natural gas liquefaction plant construction in US
hydrocarbons-technology.com 19 May, 2016

Eagle LNG has begun construction on its new natural gas liquefaction plant in West Jacksonville, Florida, US. The new facility is planned to come on stream and produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) by early 2017 and will supply LNG to Crowley Maritime. The plant will feature a 1,000,000-gallon storage tank and an LNG truck loading system, and have a capacity to produce 200,000 gallons per day.


New York State gas storage project receives FERC extension
kallanishenergy.com 19 May, 2016
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted an extension to Arlington Storage concerning its proposed Seneca Lake Storage project in the town of Reading, New York. The extension gives the company until 15th May, 2018, to construct and place the natural gas storage facilities in service, Kallanish Energy understands. The project involves utilizing empty salt caverns near the western shore of Seneca Lake to store natural gas.


Nestle plans $35 million water bottling plant in Phoenix
bizjournals.com 19 May, 2016
Nestle Waters will shell out $35 million to revitalize a west Phoenix warehouse, turning it into a water bottling plant for its Pure Life brand of bottled water. The new plant is projected to fill 264 million half-liter bottles in its first year of operation.


A-Cap receives EIS approval for Letlhakane uranium project
miningreview.com 19 May, 2016
A-Cap has received Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) approval for its Letlhakane uranium project from the Botswana Department of Environment Affairs. The EIS process and documentation has been prepared by independent experts SLR Consulting (Africa) in conjunction with Botswana-based consulting firm Ecosurv.


Tennessee developer plans St. Peters retail project
bizjournals.com 19 May, 2016
GBT Realty Corp. is planning a 300,000-square-foot retail center, to be known as The Shoppes of Mid Rivers, on Interstate 70 in St. Peters just across from Mid Rivers Mall. The project includes plans for three retail anchors as well as sites for more than a dozen smaller tenants. The firm plans to break ground on the development in late summer, with tenant openings slated for fall 2017.


A2Z Infra Engineering wins $13-mn power project in Nepal
business-standard.com 19 May, 2016
A2Z Infra Engineering has won a contract worth about USD 13 million from Nepal Electricity Authority (a government of Nepal Undertaking), for the expansion of power distribution network in eastern region of Nepal.


DoubleTree by Hilton opens first hotel in Fiji
hospitalitybizindia.com 18 May, 2016
Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton has opened DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji-Sonaisali Island, Fiji’s newest resort offering and the first DoubleTree by Hilton branded hotel in the tropical, South Pacific nation owned by The Vision Group. All 120 guest rooms and bures (traditional Fijian bungalows) have been refurbished as part of the renovation and fitted with a wide range of guest amenities, including new furniture, smart televisions and signature Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree beds. It also also features three conference spaces, making it an ideal setting for a unique corporate event or spectacular tropical wedding.


China state planner approves $16.4 bn urban rail project in Qingdao
economictimes.indiatimes.com 18 May, 2016

China’s top economic planner on 18th May, 2016 approved a $16.41 billion urban rail project in Qingdao, a port city in the eastern province of Shandong. The project, with a total construction of 181.7 km of rail line, is expected to finish in 2021.


Kraft Heinz to invest $17 million at Holland plant to produce all Grey Poupon mustard
crainsdetroit.com 18 May, 2016
Kraft Heinz will invest $17.2 million to expand its Holland plant. The MEDC’s Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $500,000 performance-based grant for the firm, that will require the company to meet various milestones over three years.


Danube plans to invest Dh120m in Oman
timesofoman.com 18 May, 2016
Danube group plans to open four retail stores, including two this year, in Oman, taking the total number of stores to five. The four retail stores are planned in Mabela, Nizwa, Sohar and Salalah with a total investment of Dh120 million. The firm will invest Dh50 million to open its first retail store in Qatar early next year.


Stora Enso to invest Euro 70 million in Imatra mills in Finland
lesprom.com 18 May, 2016
Stora Enso will invest a total of approximately Euro 70 million in a new polyethylene (PE) extrusion coating plant and an automated roll warehouse (ARW) at Imatra mills in Finland. The investment will begin in 2Q 2016 and is expected to be completed in early 4Q 2017.


Thai & Chinese investors to build $1bn dairy plant in Russia
rt.com 18 May, 2016
Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) and China’s Banner Dairy are to spend $1 billion building a diary in the Russian city of Ryazan. The facility intends to produce 400 thousand tons of milk products annually. The plant will include dairy farms with 80,000 milking cows and 40,000-60,000 hectares of grain, as well as a feed factory. The project is expected to be up and running within 3-5 years with a capacity of 300,000-350,000 tons a year.


Denali Ingredients Unveils $5.5 Million Facility Expansion
prnewswire.com 18 May, 2016
Denali Ingredients, a leading ingredients supplier to the food manufacturing industry, unwrapped a sweet new facility featuring a brand new look, expanded space and new capabilities. The $5.5 million buildout revealed includes a complete re-facing of the exterior façade as well as interior renovations intended to support Denali’s growth and emerging position as a top independent ingredients supplier in the U.S. Denali has partnered with Oconomowoc, Wisc.-based Oliver Construction Co. for the first phase of a larger $12 million investment intended to support an unprecedented period of growth. The firm plans to invest another $6 million in its second phase of expansion over the next 24 months.


Petronas’ FLNG facility sets sail
lngindustry.com 18 May, 2016
Petronas’ first floating LNG (FLNG) facility has set sail to the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak. The PFLNG SATU, which has a processing capacity of 1.2 million tpy, was towed from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea for the offshore phase of the project. The installation, hook-up and commissioning of the floating facility will proceed once it has been moored at the Kanowit gas field.


Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility
truckinginfo.com 18 May, 2016
The Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, is getting a $17 million automated storage facility to bring cab parts inside, out of the weather, and add efficiency to assembly operations. Contractors are adding a second story that will house the facility, along with a computerized material handling system that will store parts as they’re delivered and retrieve them for trimming and positioning on the assembly line, where they’ll be matched to chassis. The facility is scheduled for operation in November


City Bakery expands into a new production facility
mountainx.com 18 May, 2016
City Bakery produced 412,000 pounds of bread dough from its Biltmore Avenue location in 2015, supplying roughly 50 grocers and restaurants throughout the Asheville area with baguettes, French and multigrain bread, ciabatta, sourdough and more. And that number may increase substantially once the company’s new facility in Fletcher opens for production. The 3,600-square-foot building’s shell has been completed and it is expected that the interior workstations to coalesce by July.


ELSA Gets Bond Approval for Wastewater Treatment Facility
mercerme.com 18 May, 2016
The Ewing and Lawrence Township Councils has given consent to the Ewing-Lawrence Sewage Authority (ELSA) to issue bonds funding the remaining cost of a massive upgrade project at its wastewater treatment facility. Bonds, through the NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust (NJEIT) Financing Program, will supply the remaining $4.6M needed to fund a mandated 5% contingency cost, and additional construction, engineering, and administrative costs due to additional improvements requested. Construction is expected to be finished by April 2017.


Mundipharma launches new manufacturing and R&D facility in Singapore
biotechin.asia 18 May, 2016
Mundipharma has planned a 7,300 meter square facility in Tuas. The new facility will be the world’s first BETADINE® Consumer Health Hub that combines R&D, manufacturing and distribution and it will produce the equivalent of approximately one billion applications of BETADINE® treatments annually to meet increased demand in the region.


Akzo Nobel expands Indonesian coatings plant
business-standard.com 18 May, 2016
Akzo Nobel has completed phase one of the Euro 2.5 million expansion of its performance coatings plant in Cikarang, Indonesia. The investment will increase capacity at the facility by 40 percent and will help the company meet growing domestic demand driven by the petrochemical and power sectors for its international brand marine and protective coatings products.


Ineos to build linear alpha olefin unit in Texas
business-standard.com 18 May, 2016
Ineos Oligomers on 16th May, 2016 confirmed it has made a Final Investment Decision (FID) to build a new world scale linear alpha olefin (LAO) unit at the Ineos site at Chocolate Bayou, Texas. The LAO unit capacity will be 420,000 metric tonnes per annum (tpa). Once the unit comes on-stream in November 2018, the global LAO production capacity of Ineos Oligomers will reach approximately one million metric tonnes per annum.


China to build over 500 airports by 2020
dnaindia.com 18 May, 2016
China plans to build more than 500 airports by 2020 to create a market worth over $153 billion for its general aviation industry. The country will have more than 500 general aviation airports in a number of places, including major agricultural and forest regions and over 50% of five scenic tourist spots by 2020. It also plans to increase the number of general aircraft, including helicopters and private jets, to more than 5,000 by 2020.


Veolia To Upgrade Irish Water Wastewater Treatment Plant In €2M Contract

waterworld.com 18 May, 2016
Veolia Ireland has won a new contract with Irish Water which includes a €2.16 million upgrade of the wastewater infrastructure at Kingscourt, County Cavan. The new contract will upgrade the Kingscourt Water Treatment Plant to ensure compliance with the Water Framework Directive and also help meet the needs of the County’s expanding population, which is estimated to be over 108,000 by 2026. Under the contract Veolia will deliver solutions including borehole pumping, direct coagulation process with two stage dual media granular filtration, chlorination, orthophosphoric dosing for plumbosolvency control and UV disinfection. The service will be delivered by Veolia’s local engineering team and is expected to begin in June 2016, starting with a 15 month construction phase and followed by an operating contract.


New Milk Plant Opens in Rushere
allafrica.com 18 May, 2016
Vital Tomosi’s Dairy has been opened recently week in Rusherere, Kiruhura district, as the company seeks to tap into the huge milk potential in western Uganda. The plant will process 50,000-100,000 litres of milk per day and it is a joint venture between Tomosi’s farm and Vital Capital Fund. Vital Capital has agreed to invest $13 million in the project. The state-of-the-art factory has two lines, one for yoghurt and another for treated milk.


Califia Farms Doubles Operations in Central CA
fb101.com 18 May, 2016
Califia Farms has expanded its operations’ footprint in Bakersfield, California with a 52,000-square-foot state-of-the-art distribution center. The new distribution center runs 24/7 to meet the needs of the company’s rapidly growth in plant-based beverages, including its popular Almondmilks, Creamers and RTD Cold Brew Coffees and line of Citrus Juices, made from California-grown Meyer lemons, tangerines and oranges.


A TEC leads on upgrades to LafargeHolcim Mannersdorf cement plant
globalcement.com 18 May, 2016
A TEC are working on plans to increase kiln output with coarse and lower calorific fuel at the LafargeHolcim Mannersdorf cement plant. Other work being conducted includes lowering emissions and reducing pressure drop in the preheater tower. A higher separation efficiency of the top stage cyclones will also be achieved with increased production capacity. A TEC will lead on the project as an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor. The execution of the project will be performed in collaboration with the Czech company Aliacem s.r.o. P?erov. Erection works will start in September 2016 and the whole project will be finished in March 2017.


Heidelberg Cement Caucasus invests $120m in cement plant in Georgia
agenda.ge 18 May, 2016
HeidelbergCement Caucasus (HC Caucasus) will renovate and develop its cement plant in Kaspi, Georgia’s Shida Kartli region over the next two years. HC Caucasus has teamed up with the Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF) and Hunnewell Partners, a private equity, asset management and recovery firm with offices in London, Tbilisi, Kiev and Miami. The final cooperation document shall be closed by June 2016.


Dutch aluminum structures producer builds new plant in Romania
romania-insider.com 18 May, 2016
Prolyte Industry, which produces light aluminum structures, will build a new factory in Piatra Olt, in Olt county. The company has recently opened its first unit in the same place, following a EUR 4.3 million investment. The group will invest a similar amount in the new plant


Japan to construct advanced medical centre in Ghana
ghanaweb.com 18 May, 2016
The Japanese Government has agreed to construct an advanced medical centre at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra. It has also agreed to construct a bridge over the Volta Lake in the southern sector as part of the Eastern corridor road network, and extend its scholarships to Ghana to improve the human resource potential of the people.


Claridge teams up with Ivanhoé Cambridge, plans to invest $100M
montrealgazette.com 18 May, 2016
The Caisse de dépôt’s real estate branch announced a new partnership with Claridge, a investment company controlled by the Bronfman family. Ivanhoé Cambridge and Claridge plan to invest approximately $100 million to acquire residential and commercial properties in the Montreal area, including small office buildings. The projects are each expected to cost between $5 million and $15 million.


sPower signs PPAs with PG&E for 60 MW of US solar capacity
pv-magazine.com 18 May, 2016
sPower has signed a deal with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for three 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) on its forthcoming Californian solar projects. sPower is to construct and commission three PV facilities, named Bayshore A, B, and C and located in Lancaster, California over the course of 2017. Each solar facility will be 20 MW in size, and PG&E has agreed to purchase the power produced at the plants on 20-year PPAs.


Fisia Italimpianti Unit Salini Impregilo JV wins 83.9M contract in Turkey
salini-impregilo.com 18 May, 2016
Salini Impregilo Group announces that, by means of Group unit Fisia Italimpianti, it has won a €83.9 million contract in Turkey to modernise and expand a water treatment plant in Atakoy. The project, awarded by municipal company Istanbul Su ve Kanalizasyon Idaresi (ISKI), will be done by the Fisia Alkatas joint-venture, evenly shared by Fisia and Alkatas. Under the terms of the EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract, the joint-venture will modernise an existing plant to have it treat 360,000 cubic metres of waste water per day. They will also build a new section for the plant to treat another 260,000 cubic metres per day, 20,000 of which using a membrane system. The work is to be completed in 24 months.


Aramco awards Hasbah gas expansion contract to L&T, Emas
indiainfoline.com 17 May, 2016
Saudi Aramco has awarded a US$1 billion-plus contract to India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Singapore-based Emas AMC for the expansion of the offshore Hasbah sour gas field. Emas, a unit of Ezra Holdings, also teamed up last year with L&T to secure a long-term contract with Aramco to work on offshore facilities. The expansion of Hasbah will supply 2 billion standard cubic feet per day (scfd) of gas to the Fadhili plant, for which Aramco awarded a construction contract last year. The remaining 500 million scfd of supply for the plant will come from the onshore Khursaniyah field. Work on the expansion scheme includes building platforms and pipelines, with the field’s supply feeding the Fadhili gas plant, a US$6 billion complex that will include a gas processing unit and sulphur recovery.


Toyota to build new Malaysian plant
asia.nikkei.com 17 May, 2016
UMW Toyota Motor, a joint venture involving Toyota Tsusho and Malaysian conglomerate UMW Holdings, will build a new factory in Malaysia at an estimated cost of 30 billion yen. It is slated to come online as early as 2018, churning out 50,000 vehicles a year.


Dubai Investments, Bildco to set up Dh250m steel plant in Abu Dhabi
emirates247.com 17 May, 2016
Dubai Investments, a diversified investment conglomerate listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi National Company for Building Materials (Bildco) to set up a steel plant at Industrial City of Abu Dhabi [ICAD] III in Musaffah, at a cost of Dh250 million. Dubai Investments’ wholly-owned subsidiary Dubai Investments Industries (DII) holds 51% stake in the joint venture and the remaining is held by Bildco. The new plant, expected to go on stream by the end of 2017, will produce 300,000 metric tonnes of reinforced steel bars per annum, once fully operational.


Conarpesa to invest USD 3.5 million to expand processing plant
fis.com 17 May, 2016
The fishing company Conarpesa will invest USD 3.5 million in expanding its processing plant in Puerto Madryn, Chubut province. This investment aims to increase its shrimp storage capacity to 2,000 tonnes and raw material processing. Of the total expansion, 1,500 square metres will be for cold storage and the remaining 1000 metres for the processing room, antechamber and loose cargo trimming room. The outside maneuver area will also be extended in 2000 square metres of concrete.


ABP to invest in new container terminal at Port of Hull
ship-technology.com 17 May, 2016
Associated British Ports (ABP) plans to invest £15m in its new container terminal at the Port of Hull. The investment includes the installation of two new Liebherr gantry cranes worth £10m and other equipment at the terminal including a fleet of 21 reach stackers, tractors and trailers.


Gas Natural Fenosa to invest €14 billion over next five years
lngindustry.com 17 May, 2016
Gas Natural Fenosa will invest up to €14 billion over the coming five years, with a particular focus on expanding distribution networks and on renewable energy power generation. From 2016 to 2018, the company will invest €8.1 billion. €4.8 billion of this will be used for distribution network investments. Approximately €1.8 billion will fund power generation capacity (largely renewable), whilst €1.5 billion will be used for other businesses lines (mostly LNG). From 2019 to 2020, the company will invest a further €6 billion. €5.2 billion of this will be used for power generation and networks. Investments from this year to 2020 will help the company increase its electricity and gas supply points by 3.6 million, and expand its generation capacity by 3.5 GW. 2.5 GW of this will be in renewable energy, whilst 1 GW will be in international combined cycle projects.


Bristol-Myers Squibb Opens Expanded Biologics Facility
businesswire.com 17 May, 2016
Bristol-Myers Squibb has completed a major expansion at its Devens, MA biologics facility designed to accelerate development of the company’s growing portfolio of biologics medicines. The $280 million project adds two new buildings to the 89-acre Devens campus: a Biologics Development Building for designing processes for the early production of investigational medicines, and a Clinical Manufacturing Building where investigational medicines will be produced to support clinical trials.


Gibbs at Pelham breaks ground on $65 million facility
greertoday.com 17 May, 2016
The Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham breaks ground for a $65 million state-of-the-art seven-story facility with a 198,000-square-foot complex. Completion is scheduled for mid-2018.


MadTree Breaking Ground on New Facility
700wlw.com 17 May, 2016
MadTree Brewing is breaking ground on its new site in Oakley. The new $18 million facility will include a taproom featuring 64 taps, a 10,000 square foot outdoor beer garden and a new pizza cafe. The firm plans to create more than 40 new jobs over the next three years.


Toyoda Gosei opens Mexico manufacturing facility
just-auto.com 17 May, 2016
Toyoda Gosei North America has opened a new manufacturing facility in Irapuato, Guanajuato State, central Mexico. The new operation, Toyoda Gosei Irapuato Mexico (TGIMX) will supply radiator grilles, console boxes, and other plastic parts to automakers in North America.


GPHA builds GhC46m hospital
ghanaweb.com 17 May, 2016
The construction of a 130-bed state-of-the-art International Maritime Hospital (IMAH) with a helipad by the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) is near completion. The estimated GHC46 million health facility comes with a 1000KVA power plant, an oxygen plant, morgue and a helipad to fly out or in emergency cases, following the daily swelling vehicular traffic on Tema roads. The three-storey facility is estimated to cost GHC18 million, while medical equipment and installation will cost GHC28 million.


Rosatom expects to sign NPP construction contract with Egypt in 2016
tass.ru 17 May, 2016
The Russian side expects the contract for construction of the Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt will be signed in 2016. Russia and Egypt signed an intergovernmental agreement on construction of the nuclear plant in November 2015. The power plant is expected to start generating electric power in 2024.


Conergy to build 25.88 MWp solar park in Japan
eco-business.com 17 May, 2016
Conergy Japan K.K., have reached an agreement with Global Power Synergy Public Company (GPSC), a Thai company, and Girana Anuman-Rajadhon, Owner of GA ECO Group to build a 25.88 MWp ground mounted solar PV power plant in Ichinoseki, Iwate prefecture. With the new agreement, Conergy Japan will function as the lead EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) service provider for the plant. Project completion is scheduled for the end of 2017. Conergy has partnered with Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., for site preparation work and with Taihei Technos Co., for the installation and construction of the plant.


Cimic team wins Canberra light rail contract
theconstructionindex.co.uk 17 May, 2016

The Australian Capital Territory government appointed the Canberra Metro consortium, which includes Cimic companies Pacific Partnerships and CPB Contractors. Cimic’s role in the consortium spans sponsorship, design, construction, operations, maintenance and equity investment. The first stage of the Capital Metro project includes design and construction of a 12km light rail route from the fast-growing area of Gungahlin to the city. The Canberra Metro consortium comprises the Cimic Group’s Pacific Partnerships and CPB Contractors, as well as John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, DB Engineering & Consulting (formerly Deutsche Bahn International), CAF and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). CPB Contractors will deliver the design and construction in a joint venture with John Holland. CAF will supply and maintain the light rail vehicles. MUFG is the financial advisor with funding provided by local and international banks. Canberra Metro will complete construction in late 2018 and begin operations in early 2019.


Agility wins five-year Yiaco contract
gdnonline.com 17 May, 2016
Agility, a logistics provider, has won a five-year contract with Yiaco Medical Company, a medical and pharmaceutical supplier, to provide specialised warehousing and other services in support of its work in the healthcare industry in Kuwait. The 9,000-sq-m Agility facility, licensed by the ministry, uses advanced warehousing technology and equipment to manage receipt, storage, distribution and reverse logistics. It is equipped with a temperature-controlled zone for sensitive medicine, as well as a secure area for high-value medical equipment and pharmaceutical goods.


Jf Finnegan Wins Work On £36M Retail Extension
insidermedia.com 17 May, 2016
JF Finnegan has been appointed by Helical Retail to build Cortonwood Shopping Park, the 120,000 sq ft new retail extension to the 50-acre Cortonwood Retail Park. Work has been commenced on site to construct the new £36m retail park in Rotherham. Work will involve the demolition of a vacant 150,000 sq ft warehouse, formerly occupied by UPS, following which site preparation works will take place ready for the development of 11 new retail units totalling 120,000 sq ft for occupiers to be trading by autumn 2017.


SMC to build 5 new power plants
manilatimes.net 17 May, 2016
San Miguel Corp. is planning to construct five new power plants, three of which will be located in Mindanao and two in Central Luzon for a total cost of $4.2 billion. The 600 MW in Mariveles, Bataan; 600 MW in Pagbilao, Quezon; and three 300 MW power plants in Mindanao to plan three industrial estates of San Miguel. The Central Luzon power plant projects will be finished by 2018-2019. These are a 600 MW plant in Mariveles, Bataan, and another 60 0MW plant located in Pagbilao, Quezon. Negotiations with landowners in the planned Mindanao sites are still being conducted.


Michelin plans expansion that will create 350 new jobs, documents show
wvff4.com 17 May, 2016
Michelin, a tire company plans to build a distribution center along Highway 101 between Brockman McClimon Road and Highway 417 in Spartanburg County. The firm plans to invest more than $300 million into the project. A third and final reading of the plan is set for 20th June, 2016.


Alstom to build £19m Technology Centre in Widnes
railmagazine.com 17 May, 2016
Alstom is to build a new Technology Centre in Widnes, in a £19.5m deal. The centre will also be used for the carrying out of essential maintenance work. Halton Borough Council has granted planning permission for the facility, with construction due to start later this year. Alstom will use the facility as the North West Transport Training Academy. It will act as a UK centre for research and development, and provide training in engineering, manufacturing, project management and other transport skills.


The RoomPlace Plans to Construct New Warehouse and Showroom Facility in Indianapolis
azobuild.com 17 May, 2016
The RoomPlace has announced the expansion of its footprint in Indianapolis with a new 160,000 sq. ft. warehouse and showroom facility located at 8301 E. Washington St. The facility will serve as the primary distribution center for the Indianapolis market and will house the sixth RoomPlace showroom in the area. This new location will also house the corporate headquarters of The RoomPlace’s rent-to-own retail division, EasyHome. Opening in late fall 2016, these new developments will provide over 100 new local job opportunities.


Afton Chemical Corporation Opens Production Plant in Jurong Island
businesswireindia.com 17 May, 2016
Afton Chemical Corporation has opened its production plant in Jurong Island, Singapore. The facility will now commence production of key components that are used in Afton Chemical Corporation’s engine oil additives to meet rising regional and global demand.


Adnoc to set up new lubes and grease plant in Kizad
emirates247.com 16 May, 2016
Adnoc Distribution and Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Mustaha agreement on 15th May, 2016 to strengthen fuel retailer’s capacity to develop new projects at Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) and provide logistical support to its existing developments. Adnoc Distribution will begin to implement a plan to set up a lubes and grease plant, as well as strategic storage warehouses to support product distribution operations in different emirates. The company will commence its operations in the new location by the beginning of 2022. The initial production capacity of the lubes and grease plant will reach 100,000 tonnes per year with the possibility to reach production up to 200,000 tonnes per year in the future. The main products output from the plant include Vehicle Lubricants, Marine Lubricants, Industrial Lubricants, Greases and various Specialty Fluids.


Lucapa to invest $7 million upgrading Lulo diamond mine in Angola
mining.com 16 May, 2016
Lucapa Diamond will invest $7 million in the coming months to upgrade its Lulo mine in Angola. Developments planned for Lulo will include new earthmoving equipment, vehicles for the alluvial and kimberlite exploration programs, as well as camp upgrades. The investment injection comes as Lucapa and its joint venture partners, state-owned diamond company Endiama and private partner Rosas & Petalas.


Ethiopia to invest $20m in KEFI Minerals’ Tulu Kapi gold project
mining-technology.com 16 May, 2016
KEFI Minerals has received confirmation that the Government of Ethiopia will invest $20m in the Tulu Kapi gold project. This investment will provide the government with an equity interest in KEFI Minerals. Ethiopia’s investment will be used to fund the project’s roads, power and certain other associated infrastructure and implies a project value of $100m at its existing stage of development. Construction of the processing plant is expected to commence in Q4-16 with the production from Q4-17.


DCNS submits plans for tidal turbine assembly facility in Normandy
renewables.seenews.com 16 May, 2016
DCNS, a French naval defence and energy group has submitted a permit application to build a facility on land owned by Associated Normandy Ports for the assembly of tidal power turbines. The assembly plant will be constructed on a 25-hectare area in Cherbourg, Normandy. Initially, it will have the capacity to produce 25 turbines a year. An expansion that will double the annual production capacity is planned as well.


Skyline To Open Manufacturing Facility In Elkhart, Indiana
prnewswire.com 16 May, 2016
Skyline Corporation is opening a factory in Elkhart, Indiana. The manufacturing facility will produce affordable housing solutions for communities in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. It is expected to commence manufacturing at the end of May.


Yamaha motor opens motor cycle assembly plant in Lagos, Nigeria
newkerala.com 16 May, 2016
Yamaha Motor Co. has established its motorcycle assembly plant and modern showroom at the Amuwo Odofin Industrial Scheme in Lagos, Nigeria. The plant has the capacity for uninterrupted daily production with the target of 70,000 units by 2018, while the showroom exhibits other Yamaha Motor products such as outboard engines, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, generators and Yamalube lubricants, all of which are distributed in Nigeria exclusively by CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria.


ACWA Power, Mitsui consortium awarded Oman’s largest power plant project
albawaba.com 16 May, 2016
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP), a consortium led by Mitsui & Co., ACWA Power, and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Co. SAOG (DIDIC) has been awarded the 3,219 MW Ibri Sohar-3 power generation project, which is the largest single tendered Independent Power Project in Oman. The project includes two natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants of 1,509 MW and 1,710 MW each, located at Ibri and Sohar in Northern Oman. Mitsui is the lead investor and the managing member of the project, owning 50.1% of the project, with ACWA Power having a further 44.9% of the shares and DIDIC , 5%. Both plants will be owned and operated under a 15-year power purchase agreement with OPWP and will be connected to the Main Interconnected System in the Sultanate of Oman.


Bodycote to Open New Heat Treatment Facility in Mexico
azom.com 16 May, 2016
Bodycote will open a 100,0002ft, new, state-of-the-art heat treatment plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The plant, which will be TS 16949 certified as well as holding all required OEM quality approvals, will offer a wide range of heat treatment processes, including low pressure carburizing, ferritic nitrocarburizing, and Bodycote’s proprietary Corr-I-Dur process.


Tsipras inaugurates TAP gas pipeline in Greece
cnbc.com 16 May, 2016
The start of construction for the TransAdriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece has been inaugurated on 17th May, 2016. TAP will transport Azerbaijani gas from Shah Deniz-2, extracted in the Azeri sector of the Caspian, to western Europe through Greece and Albania. It is part of the Southern Gas Corridor, one of the most complex gas value chains ever developed stretching over 2,174 miles. The first delivery of Azerbaijani gas is scheduled for early 2020. The $45 billion project represents the biggest foreign investment that has ever taken place in Greece. The shareholders of the project are: Socar (20 percent), BP (20 percent), Snam (20 percent), Fluxys (19 percent), Enagas (16 percent) and Axpo (5 percent).


Brooklyn Brewery to build new HQ, brewery, rooftop restaurant and beer garden at Navy Yard
brooklyneagle.com 16 May, 2016
Brooklyn Brewery is expanding its operations and building a new brewery, headquarters and rooftop restaurant and beer garden at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77. The de Blasio administration has invested more than $100 million to transform Building 77 into a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing center. The brewery will produce 50,000 barrels annually at the Yard. The project is sceduled to get completed in early 2017.


Shoppes at Brookhaven’ strip mall planned for Buford Highway
reporternewspapers.net 16 May, 2016
Silver Properties Inc. is seeking rezoning of 1.4 acres of land at 3779, 3787 and 3795 Buford Highway to construct an approximate 13,500 square-feet one-story retail strip center. Plans filed with the city of Brookhaven show the strip center will include a 4,000 square-feet sit-down restaurant and 4,000 square-foot market or store that would sell alcohol. The strip mall will also have parking located in front and include some landscaping including the planting of native trees.


Pakistan brings micro-hydroelectric projects online
hydroworld.com 16 May, 2016
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province located in northwest Pakistan, has completed work on 37 micro hydroelectric projects under the country’s power enhancement initiative. The initiative, as it relates to hydropower, seeks to construct a total of 350 micro-hydropower plants that will have a total installed capacity of 35 MW. The hydropower projects are being constructed in Abbottabad, Mansehra, Batagram, Tor Ghar, Kohistan, Malakand, Buner, Swat, Shangla, Dir (Upper/Lower) and Chitral. The provincial government decided to construct the community-based micro hydro stations through non-governmental organizations and the program’s total estimated cost is US$82.3 million, being funded through Pakistan’s Hydel Development Funds.


Indonesia cement major SMGR to invest $2.2b on regional expansion, M&As
dealstreetasia.com 15 May, 2016
Semen Indonesia (SMGR) is planning to spend $2.2 billion on developing new and existing cement mills, stepping up regional expansion and strengthening downstream business by acquisitions. The company is looking at making these strategic investments over the next five years. A series of strategic corporate actions will be undertaken as early as this year. The company will start by acquiring stakes in ready-mix and precast firms.


Iran to build wind farm in Kazakhstan
presstv.ir 15 May, 2016
Iran and Kazakhstan have struck a deal on the construction of a wind park in Kazakhstan to generate electricity there. The agreement with sealed between Iran’s Power and Water Equipment & Services Export Company (SUNIR) and Eurasia Invest Group in Tehran on 14th May, 2016. The Kazakh government will finance the 110 million dollar project, which is due to complete in 18 months.


Alpine Energy set to build a new light industrial park in Timaru
stuff.co.nz 15 May, 2016
Alpine Energy will establish a new light industrial park on a sizeable chunk of its Washdyke estate. Subsidiary contracting company NETcon will join Alpine in a 3000 square meter, two-level office block to be built behind the current administration block. Detailed plans will be developed before tenders are sought in November ahead of the build beginning in January 2017.


FWO awards Karachi-Hyderabad motorway contract to Mughal Steel
thenews.com.pk 14 May, 2016
The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) has awarded the contract for the supply of steel bars for the development of Motorway (M-9) project from Karachi to Hyderabad to Mughal Steel. In the first phase, the motorway project, which starts from Karachi Toll Plaza to Kotri interchange near Hyderabad, consists of eight interchanges, two service areas and six toll plazas. The work is being carried out under China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC), which will connect Gwadar with Khunjerab, the border area of China. CPEC provides $46 billion investment for all the projects.


KPT to build Elevated Expressway to connect deep water port
dawn.com 14 May, 2016
The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) will build a 10-kilometre-long Elevated Express-way at a cost of around Rs. 45 billion to connect the main port with the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port (PDWCP). The KPT’s finance department has given a nod for building the Elevated Express¬way on self-finance basis with a target to complete the project within 12-18 months.


Autoneum North America begins Aiken plant expansion project
aikenstandard.com 14 May, 2016
Autoneum North America, producer and developer of automotive components and systems for noise and heat protection has began construction on a Powderhouse Road plant expansion and invest approximately $35.5 million into Aiken County’s economy. Construction on the plant expansion is expected to be completed by mid-to-late 2017.


VRA to construct $1.5b Coal Plant
starrfmonline.com 14 May, 2016
The Volta River Authority (VRA), has revealed that the 1.5 billion dollars coal power plant scheduled to be built at Ekumfi Aboano in the Ekumfi District of the Central region will commence in April 2017. The three and halve year power plant project which is being funded by the China African Development Fund will be undertaken by the VRA and China’s Shenzhen Energy Corporation. A total of about two million tonnes of coal will be imported from Colombia and South Africa every year; more than the 25-year lifespan of the project and the construction of the plant will also include a new coal port to receive the coal. The phase one of the project will target 700 MW of coal power, while the second phase will hit 1,400 MW, moving to the 2,000 MW mark at the peak.


Thai-listed food producer CPF plans to invest $1.4b over five years, bullish on M&As
dealstreetasia.com 13 May, 2016
Charoen Phokphand (CPF) plans to invest $1.41 billion over the next five years with a target of boosting its annual revenue from 426 billion baht in 2015 to 700 billion baht in 2020. The company will spend around 10 billion baht each year, which excludes budget for mergers and acquisitions. Around 30 per cent will be invested in Thailand while the rest will be spent overseas including the expansion of its pig farm in Russia.


Lohmann Specialty Coatings to invest $6.7 million to expand in Orange County
augustafreepress.com 13 May, 2016
Lohmann Specialty Coatings LLC will invest $6.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Orange County. The company, which manufactures adhesive bonding materials for custom coating of adhesives, slit rolls, double-sided tapes, and precision die-cutting, will increase capacity to include fabricating and specialty converting.


Superior Composites announces expansion of facility in Kentucky
jeccomposites.com 13 May, 2016
Superior Composites Co. LLC has started construction to expand the company’s Vanceburg, Kentucky, composites manufacturing facility. The project, which will add 20,000 square feet to the existing facility is part of a $2.5 million investment to create greater manufacturing flexibility and expand research and development capabilities.


Pos Indonesia to expand storage facilities
thejakartapost.com 13 May, 2016
PT Pos Indonesia plans to expand its warehouse facilities from 3 hectares to 3 hectares to improve its logistics services. The land acquisition and development is estimated to cost US$250 million to $300 million. PT Pos is currently conducting restructuring in its logistics business. and it will also revive its financial services business, such as offering money transfers and utilizing postmen as payment agents in the next four years.


Construction on Ghana’s US$1.5 billion coal plant starts in April
newsghana.com.gh 13 May, 2016
Work on Ghana’s 1.5 billion dollar coal plant to be built by China’s Shenzhen Energy Group will commence next April. The project, to be funded by the China Africa Development Fund (CADF), is expected to take three years to complete. The first phase of the project that is to be done in partnership with the VRA is expected to install two sets of 350 MW plants. It will then be further expanded either by four sets of 350 MW to produce 1,400 MW of power or to be gradually scaled up to 2,000 MW in future.


Acetylated wood products processing plant planned for Saltend
hedonblog.co.uk 13 May, 2016
A planning application to construct a facility to manufacture acetylated wood products at a BP Chemicals site at Saltend has been discussed at the Hedon Town Council planning committee on 12th May, 2016. Tricoya Technologies (TTL) are applying for permission to build an ‘acetylation plant’ at the Saltend Chemicals Park.


Maita to build new Subaru store along Auburn Boulevard
sacbee.com 13 May, 2016
The Maita Automotive Group plans to build a new, 40,000-square-foot Subaru dealership along Auburn Boulevard in Sacramento. The new store is expected to open by the end of this year.


Giant Tiger to Build New Store in Bathurst, New Brunswick
marketwired.com 13 May, 2016
Giant Tiger will open a new store in Bathurst, New Brunswick, scheduled to open on July 17, 2017. The new store will be located at 700 Peter Avenue and will occupy approximately 23,625 square feet.


Winter Construction to build new Solis hotel
mdjonline.com 13 May, 2016
Winter Construction is building the new Solis Hotel Two Porsche Drive, that will be eight stories high with 214 guest rooms and signature suites. The hotel will offer refined and approachable restaurants and bars and 6,500 square feet of event space that includes a 3,600 square-foot ballroom. A grand opening is planned for fall 2017.


NWC to spend $8.7b on water and sewerage projects
jamaicaobserver.com 13 May, 2016
The National Water Commission (NWC) is to spend $8.7 billion this fiscal year to improve the supply of potable water and rehabilitate sewage treatment facilities across the island. Around $3.2 billion will go towards the continued upgrading of the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) water supply, and $952.0 million for K-Factor water and sewerage facilities.


Energix bags funds for Phase II of 192-MW Polish wind project
renewables.seenews.com 13 May, 2016
Energix Renewable Energies has secured over PLN 250 million of financing for the 56-MW Phase II of its up-to-192-MW Banie wind project in north-western Poland. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will extend a PLN-162-million loan for the second phase of the project, whilst Alior Bank will lend an additional PLN 90 million. The funds will refinance a portion of the construction costs for Phase II, which is expected to enter service by the end of June 2016.


MnDOT begins summer road projects
wctrib.com 13 May, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 8 office has more big projects scheduled for the summer months around Willmar, Olivia and Litchfield. The survey stakes are planted and tree removed to add passing lanes Highway 23 going northwester out of both Clara City and Raymond and also southwest out of Raymond. Overlays are planned for Highway 12 Atwater to Willmar and Highway 9 New London to Sunburg. Highway 71 Blomkest to Olivia will get a concrete rehab. A turning lane will be added for east-bound traffic on U.S. 12 turning north on Highway 4, in the direction of Diamond Lake. The two south- and west-bound lanes of the Willmar bypass will be resurfaced. U.S. 12 will receive a concrete rehab Darwin to Cokato.


Honda opens new plant in Thailand
japantimes.co.jp 13 May, 2016
Honda Motor Co. has officially opened a 17.15 billion baht, new assembly and engine plant to produce 120,000 vehicles per year at Rojana Industrial Park, Thailand. The new plant will allow total production in Thailand to reach 420,000 units per year.


St. Davids HealthCare to Invest More Than $275 Million in Central Texas Healthcare Infrastructure
prnewseire.com 13 May, 2016
St. David’s HealthCare, which provides care for more Central Texans will investment more than $275 million in the region’s healthcare infrastructure over the next two years. The investments include the acquisition and equipping of a newly constructed hospital in North Austin for $135 million, an initial $20-million investment for the development of a new hospital in Leander, a $70-million expansion at St. David’s Medical Center and a $50-million expansion at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.


Work on metro rail project in Dhaka to begin in June
bdnews24.com 13 May, 2016
The work on the Tk 220 billion metro rail construction project in Dhaka will be formally inaugurated in June 2016. An agreement has been signed with Japan based Tokyo Construction Company in March this year for the implementation of the project. Japan’s development agency, JICA is providing Tk 160 billion for the Metro Rail-6 project. Commercial operation on the route is expected to begin by 2019.


Argentina’s Pampa Energia aims to invest $400 mln in renewable energy
reuters.com 12 May, 2016
Argentina’s Pampa Energia SA plans to invest between $100 million and $120 million in a thermal energy project in the Neuquen province and a total of $300 million in two wind energy projects in the south of the Buenos Aires province. The energy projects are expected to total 320 MW in installed capacity.


Rusal to Invest US$2 MM in Alumina Refinery in NW Russia
aluminiuminsider.com 12 May, 2016
UC Rusal is preparing to invest US$2 million in modernizing Boksitogorsk Alumina Refinery. The firm hopes to complete the modernization next year. At present, the firm is working on project documentation and on obtaining magnetic separators, mixers and other equipment. Once this stage is finished, the firm will begin construction on the new complex by building crushing equipment, other processing tools, and transportation systems. In addition to domestic sales, Rusal plans to market to Europe, Japan, the United States, and other states within the Commonwealth of Independent States.


FedEx Breaks Ground On New Facility In Middletown, 400 New Jobs To Come
courant.com 12 May, 2016
Construction will begin soon on a 525,000 square foot FedEx Ground distribution hub on Middle Street at the former site of the Aetna campus. A groundbreaking has been held on 12th May, 2016, for the facility that is scheduled to open in August 2018.


Evans Brewing Company to Build New Production Facility, Tasting Rooms
brewbound.com 12 May, 2016
Evans Brewing Company has assembled a team of companies experienced in brewery design, construction and tenant representation as part of its efforts to identify a site, design and build a new Orange County brewery facility. The company also intends to identify locations for 2 future tasting rooms in Orange County. The company has retained Hughes Marino, Inc., a commercial real estate services company specializing in tenant representation, to locate and negotiate terms for the sale or lease of a facility for the new brewery building and potentially 2 tasting room sites in Orange County. First Key Consulting Inc., a global brewing industry consulting firm is slated to conduct a technical assessment of the new brewery project including start-up, operating and supply chain requirements for the new facility.


Copper Chimney to launch of franchised outlets outside India
hospitalitybizindia.com 12 May, 2016
Copper Chimney, part of K Hospitality Corp has announced a new big course of expansion internationally. With operations starting in FY 2016-17, K Hospitality Corp has through its international subsidiary, signed up a 5 store development deal (first of its kind for an Indian brand) for the UAE with Emirates International Group (Emirates Business Group). The stores will open over a period of 4 years, with 2 stores expected to launch in this fiscal. Further, building on its earlier success, Copper Chimney’s franchise partner in Kuwait has already launched 2 highly successful branches of Copper Chimney, and aims to have another 2 stores launched by next year in the Kuwait market.


Thyssenkrupp Industrial Services plans to open Ladson facility, create 32 jobs
charlestonbusiness.com 12 May, 2016
Thyssenkrupp Industrial Services plans to establish operations in a 40,000-square-foot facility at 9004-I Sightline Drive in Palmetto Commerce Park in Ladson. It will operate as a distribution center that provides warehousing, transportation to and from the Port of Charleston and export packaging. The Industrial Services division provides third-party logistics services, supply chain management, engineering, quality control, warehousing, returnable container programs and industrial facility maintenance.


Chongqing Machinery to expand wind turbine blade plant
renewables.seenews.com 12 May, 2016
Chongqing Machinery & Electric Co will invest CNY 296.03 million to expand its wind turbine blade factory located in Jiangsu province’s Rudong county. The firm will gather the needed funds through debt financings and other means. The project’s initial CNY-321.8-million stage is due for completion in June this year.


ExxonMobil to expand Australia refinery to supply more diesel, jet fuel
businesstimes.com.sg 12 May, 2016
ExxonMobil Corp plans to expand its Altona refinery in Australia by 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 90,000 bpd to increase output of diesel and jet fuel for the local market. The project, due to be completed in 2017, will also improve the energy efficiency of the plant in Melbourne by recovering some waste heat.


PHWP plans investing over Rs30cr to expand operations
yarnsandfibers.com 12 May, 2016
Palladam Hi-Tech Weaving Park is planning to add garment and made-up manufacturing facilities at a cost of Rs. 26.15 crore, including Rs. 10 crore grant from the Central Government under the Scheme for Additional Grant for Apparel Manufacturing. Three garment /made-up making units will come up as part of the expansion project and one of it has started operations. The Union Ministry of Textiles has also sanctioned Rs. 3 crore grant under the Scheme for Textile Industry Workers’ Accommodation to construct a hostel for workers. The project is coming up at a cost of Rs. 6.55 crore and can accommodate an additional 600 workers.


Omusati to construct tomato-processing plant
newera.com.na 12 May, 2016
Omusati Regional Council is set to construct a tomato processing plant in the vicinity of Epalela in Onesi Constituency. An amount of N$1.1 million has already been spent on the feasibility study, which has shown that the proposed facility is viable. An additional N$1.1 million is currently being spent on the construction of a guardhouse and fencing.


Sterigenics expands Wiesbaden, Germany facility to increase ethylene oxide capacity
pharmabiz.com 12 May, 2016
Sterigenics International LLC, provider of contract sterilization, gamma technologies and medical isotopes, and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and GTCR, has announced expansion at their Wiesbaden, Germany location. The expansion will increase ethylene oxide processing capacity by 20 per cent and allow for additional future capacity expansion of an additional 20 per cent. Construction will be completed by Q1 2017.


World’s biggest meat processor plans International HQ in Ireland
agriland.ie 12 May, 2016
JBS SA, a largest meat processing company in the world producing processed beef, chicken and pork, and also selling by-products from the processing of these meats plans to locate its international business HQ in Ireland. It is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Subject to shareholder approval the new company will be named JBS Foods International and JBS SA will be changed to JBS Brasil and continue to trade in Brazil.


CNPC To Start Laying Second China-Russia Oil Pipeline
rferl.org 12 May, 2016
CNPC is planning to start laying a second domestic oil pipeline in June that will allow increasing Russian crude supplies. The 942-kilometer pipeline between the border city of Mohe and Daqing in northeastern China is expected to be completed by October 2017.


Gas Malaysia Plans Pipeline Expansion
compressortech2.com 12 May, 2016
Gas Malaysia plans to expands its natural gas network by adding up to 62 miles (100 km) of gas pipelines, a project that will cost between US$32.3 to US$34.8 million. The company has three new business ventures, combined heat and power (CHP), virtual pipeline and bio-compressed natural gas which it hopes will contribute to its financials in the coming years. The bio-compressed natural gas business will be operational by mid-year.


KP Engineering wins $100 million contract for Channelview facility
tylerpaper.com 12 May, 2016
KP Engineering will help build a crude and condensate splitter and an associated tank farm, valued at $100 million for Targa Resource Corp., to be located at Targa’s storage and marine terminal facility in Channelview. The facility will have the capability to split 35,000 barrels per day of condensate into its various components, including naptha, kerosene, gas oil, jet fuel and liquefied petroleum gas, and will provide segregated storage for the condensate and components. The project is expected to be completed approximately 18 months after all permits have been obtained.


Italy’s Eni unveils 420-MW renewables plan
renewables.seenews.com 12 May, 2016
Eni SpA plans to install over 420 MW of renewable energy capacity at home and abroad. Eni and its subsidiary Syndial SpA will work together at home in Italy to revive certain sites under an initiative called Progetto Italia. As part of that project, Eni has initially identified 400 hectares of land in the regions of Liguria, Sardinia, Sicily, Calabria, Puglia and Basilicata. There the company intends to deploy over 220 MW of renewables by 2022 for a total cost of between EUR 200 million and EUR 250 million. Progetto Italia will be realised in two phases, one of about 70 MW and one of 150 MW. Although the majority of the capacity will be solar PV, Eni also plans biomass and concentrated solar power (CSP) projects.


Second Cement Factory Planned for Kyaikmaraw Township
bnionline.net 12 May, 2016
June Cement Industry will start building a second cement factory to produce 5,000 tons of cement a day in the Pyar Taung area near Maekaro-Kawdon Village in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State, after gaining permission from the Myanmar Investment Commission. Another company, MCL Cement, has already started building a 5,000 tons of cement a year cement factory in Kyaikmaraw Township. It is due to start operations by the middle of the year.


General Motors to invest $740 mn in Argentina
auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 12 May, 2016
General Motors will invest $740 million in its plant in Rosario, Argentina, to produce the Chevrolet Cruze II mostly for export. The plant expansion will make it possible to produce the Cruze II, and a new motor plant is also to be built. Eighty percent of the cars are expected to be exported, most to neighboring Brazil.


Vision Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Atlanta
hospitalitynet.org 12 May, 2016
Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. recently broke ground on the six-story Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta/Decatur Downtown, which is one of eight Vision hotels either in development or operation in Atlanta. The 145-room hotel will have a modern and thoughtful design and the hotel’s Perfect Mix Lobby will feature a variety of seating and lighting options for both leisure and business travelers. Additional amenities will include an indoor saltwater swimming pool, meeting space, a 24-hour business center and a fitness center. The hotel is projected to open in the spring of 2017.


Argentine YPF to invest in 100-MW wind project
renewables.seenews.com 12 May, 2016
YPF has confirmed it plans to invest more than USD 200 million in the construction of a 100 MW wind power plant in Chubut. The wind park will be installed in two separate 50-MW phases, the first of which is estimated to require USD 107 million in investments. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has agreed to provide part of the required project financing, without revealing the exact amount. It will use wind turbines made by Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS), a supply contract for which is due to be signed on 20th May, 2016. Stage one and two are scheduled for completion in 2017 and 2018.


PLN to Construct Lontar 4 Steam Power Plant
en.katadata.co.id 11 May, 2016
Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) is preparing the construction of Lontar 4 steam power plant in Tangerang, Banten, to speed up the 35 GW power plant project. The funds needed to construct the power plant are US$ 225 million, 18 billion yen and IDR 1.58 trillion. Around 30 percent of that total has been covered by PLN’s internal cash. PLN received around 70 percent of the funding from foreign financial institutions. Sixty percent came from the Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC) and the remaining 40 percent from SMBC. The construction will be carried out by the winning bidders: Sumitomo Corporation and Black and Veatch International Company. The two foreign companies will partner with local contractor, PT Satyamitra.


SSWL jumps 2.7% after receiving order
indiainfoline.com 11 May, 2016
Steel Strips Wheels has bagged an Export order for European Winter wheels market. The order will cover supplies of about 9,600 wheels with an order value of about Euro 122,000. The company is expecting this order to repeat in near future.


Ghana to establish a rubber processing plant
newsghana.com.gh 11 May, 2016
The Board of the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GODPC) has commenced talks to construct a state-of-the-art rubber processing factory at its industrial estate at Kwae in the Kwaebibirem bistrict of the Eastern Region. The factory, when completed by 2020, will in the first phase of its operation and is expected to produce about 15,000 tonnes of crumb rubber per year.


Norwegians to invest £35m in M&S Scottish salmon expansion
undercurrentnews.com 11 May, 2016
Norwegian salmon farmer SalMar has revealed an investment of £35 million in a new smolt facility in Scotland, UK. The new facility will be capable of producing around 10m smolt per year. The company plans to make further investments within smolt production over the next two years.


Abercrombie & Fitch plans to set up stores in Middle East
apparelaccessoriesluxurygoods.retail-business-review.com 11 May, 2016
Abercrombie & Fitch is planning to set up retail stores in the Middle Eastern regions of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman through a franchise agreement with Majid Al Futtaim Fashion. The franchise agreement includes the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie and Hollister brands. It expects to open its first stores in Qatar in the first quarter of 2017 and in Saudi Arabia in the second half of 2017.


Spain’s Gas Natural to invest in grids, renewables to boost profit
reuters.com 11 May, 2016
Spain’s Gas Natural will invest 13 billion euros during the period, mainly on developing its Spanish and Latin American gas grids and to increase its renewables generation capacity by 2,500 megawatts. The plan will boost net profit to 1.6 billion euros in 2018 and 1.8 billion euros in 2020, while core profit or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) will rise by 5 percent to 5.4 billion euros in 2018 and over 6 billion euros in 2020.


Chemours to Invest in Expanded Capacity for Opteon Refrigerant Products
achrnews.com 11 May, 2016
The Chemours Co. is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon family of refrigerants. Chemours will invest $230 million over three years to construct a new facility at its Corpus Christi site in Ingleside, Texas, with start-up expected in the third quarter of 2018. This investment will triple capacity of Opteon products.


Union Pacific Plans to Invest $78.6 Million in its Nebraska Rail Infrastructure
up.com 11 May, 2016
Union Pacific plans to invest $78.6 million in 2016 to improve Nebraska’s transportation infrastructure. The company’s multi-million dollar private investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency. Freight railroads like Union Pacific operate on track built and maintained without taxpayer funds.


Kent Quality Foods to invest $35 million in new Jamestown Charter Township facility
mibiz.com 11 May, 2016
Kent Quality Foods Inc. plans to invest $35 million into a second plant in Ottawa County’s Jamestown Charter Township. The company partnered with Lakeshore Advantage, a Zeeland-based economic development organization, for nearly a year to source the location and incentives to expand. The firm has received a $750,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) to support the expansion.


Toyota opens US$170m Brazil engine facility

just-auto.com 11 May, 2016
Toyota do Brasil LTDA (TDB) has opened its new US$170m engine manufacturing facility in the city of Porto Feliz. The Porto Feliz factory is Toyota’s first engine plant in the region and its capacity to produce up to 108,000 units annually, will serve production of the 1.3L and 1.5L NR engines with Dual VVT-I, four cylinders, and Flex Fuel (in which ethanol is mixed into the gasoline).


Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Opens in Wuhan
labmate-online.com 11 May, 2016
JHL Biotech has opened its biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Wuhan, China with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on 10th May, 2016. The installation, based on single-use bioprocessing technology has been completed in 18 months using GE Healthcare’s KUBio prefabricated cGMP-compliant facility and process solution. The company will manufacture biosimilars and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for late–stage clinical trials and commercial supply.


UPS to double package processing capacity at San Antonio facility
aircargoworld.com 11 May, 2016
UPS plans to nearly double the footprint and make sorting technology upgrades at its San Antonio-based ground sorting facility. The facility will grow to more than 30,658 square meters, up significantly from the 15,886 square meters it currently utilizes today. Following the expansion, the sortation center will be able to support 340 delivery vehicles, up from a current capacity of 150. UPS will also upgrade scanning systems with six-sided decode tunnels, which obtain information from address labels with greater efficiency.


Macomb County die-maker plans $2.1 million expansion, to add 25 jobs
crainsdetroit.com 11 May, 2016
Majestic Industries Inc., plans to expand its facility on Hallmark Court in Macomb Township by 10,000 square feet. The company on 11th May, 2016 has won a $210,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund, a division of the MEDC.


US solar company inks deal with China to build 1,000 MW concentrating solar power plant
utilitydive.com 11 May, 2016
SolarReserve has inked an agreement with China’s Shenua Group to develop 1,000 MW of new concentrating solar power capacity. China has a goal to build 10,000 MW of CSP by 2020. There are three CSP projects to date in the U.S., including the embattled Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California. The other two are the 280 MW Solana project that sends electricity to Arizona utility Arizona Public Service (APS) and the 110 MW Crescent Dunes solar project sending generation to NV Energy in Nevada.


Xuan Thanh Cement expands its plant to be the largest in the world, using Konecranes
hoistmagazine.com 11 May, 2016
Xuan Thanh Cement plans to establish the largest cement plant in the world, deploying Konecranes durable CXT lifting equipment enhanced with Truconnect remote monitoring technology. The company aims to optimize the safety, efficiency and reliability of its expanded plant with a 12, 500 TPD production capacity in Ha Nam province, located in the South-East of Asia. Konecranes provided four CXT cranes ranging from 6t and 35t capacity, to be used for installation and maintenance of plant equipment.


Microsoft to build own datacenter in Korea
koreatimes.co.kr 11 May, 2016
Microsoft Korea’s Korean subsidiary of the U.S.-based licensing giant plans to construct its own datacenter in Korea by 2019. The initial expenditures of datacenter construction, including network and utility installation costs, could add up to thousands of dollars per square foot.


GreenMantra completes new manufacturing plant
recyclingtoday.com 11 May, 2016
GreenMantra Technologies, producer of waxes and specialty chemicals from recycled plastic feedstocks, has completed construction of a new manufacturing plant in Brantford, Ontario. The capacity of the new plant is 5,000 metric tons per year, and it is designed for future expansions as well as an upgrade to a continuous, fixed-bed process. It was funded primarily through GreenMantra’s private equity investors, as well as with grants from the Ontario Innovation Demonstration Fund (IDF) and Sustainable Development Technology Canada.


SA partners with Iran to build coastal desalination plants
bdlive.co.za 11 May, 2016
SA has partnered with Iran to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supplies. The largest desalination plant in SA, which converts seawater to drinkable water, is situated in Mossel Bay in the Western Cape, where it helped supply water to state oil company PetroSA’s gas-to-fuel refinery.


Congo to select developer for Inga 3 hydropower plant by October
theafricareport.com 11 May, 2016
Democratic Republic of Congo will decide by October between a Chinese and Spanish consortium to develop the Inga 3 hydroelectric project. The $12 billion project along the Congo River will expand on two existing Inga hydroelectric dams and is part of an eight-stage Grand Inga project that will produce a record 44,000 MW at an estimated cost of $50-80 billion. The Chinese consortium is led by China Three Gorges Corporation while the Spanish one includes engineering giant Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA. Of Inga 3’s 4,800 MW, 2,500 will be sold to South Africa and 1,300 is earmarked for Congo’s mining sector. The remaining 1,000 will go toward meeting domestic demand in a country where less than 15 percent of the population has electricity. Construction is expected to begin in June 2017 and last four to five years.


Bay Area Medical breaks ground on new hospital
uppermichiganssource.com 11 May, 2016
Bay Area Medical Center broke ground on the $135 million, new hospital on 10th May, 2016. The new, 64-bed facility will have an outpatient women’s health center and a regional cancer center. The new hospital is expected to be open sometime in mid 2018.


Etobicoke General Hospital Expansion Starts Construction in June
urbantoronto.ca 11 May, 2016
Walsh Canada has announced the commercial and financial close on the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower expansion. As part of a project agreement with William Osler Health Systems and Infrastructure Ontario, the construction of Phase 1 of the hospital’s redevelopment is valued at $170 million. The commercial and financial close on the hospital’s redevelopment plan indicates that the contractual requirements have been fulfilled, giving way for construction to begin in June of 2016. Walsh Canada, as the builder for the project, will be working with HDR Architecture Associates Inc. as the design leads, Brookfield Financial as the financial advisors, and ENGIE Services as the maintenance group for the facility.


New hotel sets groundbreaking for June 1
businessinsavannah.com 11 May, 2016
Rockbridge, an investment group focusing in real estate and operating companies, is opening the 173-room hotel in July 2017 as part of Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio. The development plan spans a city block and features an all-king concept for the property, with 82 double king rooms, 66 king beds and 25 king suites. In addition to 4,000 square feet of meeting space, amenities will include a signature restaurant on River Street, rooftop event space and bar, fitness area, pool and lobby bar. Rockbridge will join forces with Savannah’s Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects as well as interior designers FODA Studio and Parts and Labor.


Mideast, NAfrica need to invest $334 bn on power: report
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 11 May, 2016
Middle Eastern and North African states will need to invest $334 billion over five years to meet rising power demand in the MENA region. The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) said in a report that more than half the amount, $198 billion, will be needed to add 147 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity until 2020, to the existing 315 GW capacity. The rest will go for transmission and distribution networks.


Tirupati Sarjan rises as its arm bags order worth $26.11 million in Uganda
money.livemint.com 10 May, 2016
Tirupati Sarjan’s subsidiary in Uganda-Tirupati Development (U) has received contract from National Housing and Construction Company for the construction of ‘The Naalya Pride Housing Project’ comprising of 280 apartments with associated infrastructure of $26.11 million. The project will be completed in a Two Phase, Phase-1 comprising of 152 units & Phase-2 comprising of 128 units. The company is expecting to complete the entire project in the span of three years.


GR unit wins $50m LNG contract
au.news.yahoo.com 10 May, 2016
GR Engineering Services oil and gas business has announced its second major contract in as many days – $50 million LNG work in Queensland. Subsidiary Upstream Production Solutions has struck a deal with Origin Energy to provide maintenance and other services for up to three years at Australia Pacific LNG’s operations. The award follows the unit winning $90 million in operations and maintenance work for Northern Oil and Gas Australia at a Timor Sea oil field.


Oando begins multi-billion dollar gas-to-power LNG project in Ajaokuta
businessdayonline.com 10 May, 2016
Oando Gas & Power has commenced development of a mini Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility through its Transit Gas Nigeria (TGNL) subsidiary in Ajaokuta, Kogi State.


Unilever to invest $50 mln in tea factory in Rwanda
dailymail.co.uk 10 May, 2016
Unilever Plc’s Rwandan subsidiary plans to invest up to $50 million to set up a tea processing factory, develop two tea estates and support small-scale producers in the African country. The investment will involve developing 4,000 acres of tea plantations and aimed to create 2,000 jobs. The factory shall be completed within five years and will have an annual production capacity of 6,000 tonnes of tea.


Latvia’s VNT oil terminal to invest EUR 5 mln in vapor recovery unit
baltic-course.com 10 May, 2016
Latvia’s Ventspils Nafta Terminals (VNT) oil terminal plans to invest EUR 5 million in a vapor recovery unit in Latvia’s northwestern port of Ventspils by November 2017. VNT provides transit services – receipt, storage and handling of crude oil and petroleum products that come by pipelines, rail tank cars and tankers.


Paulig to invest EUR50m into Poco Loco plant expansion
just-food.com 10 May, 2016
Paulig Group has announced further investment in its snack-making Poco Loco plant in Roeselare in Belgium. The group is investing EUR50m into extending production capacity and warehouse facilities at the site. The investment will span over two years.


Louisville company plans health care facility at Norton Commons
bizjournals.com 10 May, 2016
Beacon Health Group LLC will open Hallmark House, a senior living facility in Norton Commons for people with memory problems, this summer. Construction of $6 million, 21,000-square-foot facility has begun, with Tennessee-based J.A. Street and Associates Inc. as the general contractor.


New soft drink packaging facility for Germiston
bdlive.co.za bdlive.co.za 10 May, 2016
A new R350m bottle-to-bottle recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) facility that will package soft drinks for The Coca-Cola Company has been unveiled in Wadeville, Germiston on 10th May, 2016. Mpact Polymers new plant, which is already in operation, produces the recycled raw material used for the manufacture of new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles from previously used PET bottles.


Winbro Group Technologies opens 43,000 sq ft facility
leicestermercury.co.uk 10 May, 2016
Winbro Group Technologies has opened its Advanced Machining Facility in Shepshed on 9th May, 2016. The new facility will use state-of-the art equipment to manufacture complex turbine components such as high pressure blades and vanes as used in the ‘hot’ part of aero engines and power generation gas turbines.


Lemon Tree Hotels to expand into Middle East
hoteliermiddleeast.com 10 May, 2016
Lemon Tree Hotels has partnered with Raine & Horne Dubai, the Australian real estate franchise, in an agreement to sign a minimum of eight Middle Eastern developments over three years. Lemon Tree Hotels currently has 29 hotels and over 3200 rooms in 18 cities in India, and another 11 hotels with 1,500 rooms currently under development.


Jacobs Wins Contract From Mitsubishi To Expand Production Capacity At US Plant
nasdaq.com 10 May, 2016
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services for the expansion of Mitsubishi’s polyester film plant in Greenville County, South Carolina. The project is expected to be complete by late 2017. Under the deal terms, Jacobs will provide engineering services for the $100 million investment, which includes installation of a polyester film production line that is expected to combine high level technology with production efficiency.


Otis to Build New R&D Center & Test Tower, Unveils SkyBuild
nasdaq.com 10 May, 2016
Otis China, a unit of United Technologies Corp. will be building a new elevator test tower in Shanghai. This test center will be a part of its new global research and development (R&D) facility. The test center is expected to be approximately 270 meters in height and the R&D facility is likely to be completed and functioning by the end of 2018.


Pageland accepts $10M loan, grant to build new sewer plant
pagelandprogressive.com 10 May, 2016
Pageland Town Council voted unanimously to accept a USDA loan/grant package totaling $10.9 million to build a new sewer plant and expand its capacity at its 3rd May, 2016 meeting. The grant package includes an $8.9 million low interest loan and a $2 million grant.


Duke Energy begins construction on 25 MW New Mexico solar plant
pv-magazine.com 10 May, 2016
Duke Energy is set to augment its U.S. solar portfolio by a further 25 MW having begun construction on a large-scale PV plant near Tucumcari, in New Mexico’s Quay County. The project has been acquired by clean energy producer Infigen Energy, and Duke Energy has already secured a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC). Swinerton Renewable Energy is the EPC contracted to build the solar farm, which will comprise 103,000 solar panels supplied by China’s JinkoSolar.


New Milledgeville manufacturing plant to create 1,000 jobs
macon.com 10 May, 2016
Sparta Industries, a manufacturer of HVAC duct liner insulation, is opening a new plant in the former Rheem Manufacturing building on Roberson Mill Road. The venture represents a capital investment of $22.5 million during the next five years. The company hopes to begin renovation of the building in 60 to 90 days and the production will begin first quarter of next year.


Kiruhura gets a $13million milk processing plant
newvision.co.ug 10 May, 2016
The $13 million Vital Tomosi’s Dairy factory has been opened on 8th May, 2016. The dairy factory is a joint venture of Tomosi’s farm and Vital Capital Fund. The factory was established to improve yields for local small hold dairy farmers, modernizing milk collection processes and strengthening food safety and also to improve the social-economic conditions in the region.


WL Plastics building HDPE pipe plant in Georgia
plasticsnews.com 10 May, 2016
WL Plastics Corp will invest $12 million in a new manufacturing plant on vacant land in Bulloch County, Georgia. The new plant will make HDPE pipe in a broad range of diameters for the company’s traditional markets and it will be operational in the fourth quarter of this year.


Lekela Power to begin construction of Banban plant in October with $90m investments
dailynewsegypt.com 10 May, 2016
Lekela Power will begin construction of a solar energy plant with a 50 MW capacity in Banban, Aswan with $90m investments. Construction will begin in October and is expected to be completed after nine months.


Ausenco wins A$91m contract in Canada
miningweekly.com 10 May, 2016
Project management company Ausenco has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth some A$91-million with TSX-listed Atlantic Gold over its Moose River consolidated gold project, in Canada. Ausenco was expected to deliver a two-million-tonne-a-year gold processing plant and various related infrastructure to the Moose River project by the fourth quarter of 2017.


Hitachi to Invest $2.8 Billion in Internet-Connected Projects
bloomberg.com 10 May, 2016
Hitachi plans to invest about $2.8 billion over the next three years in its Internet of Things platform. The money will be used for acquisitions, research and development and capital spending. The Internet of Things involves linking devices and infrastructure, such as trains, to each other and the Web to manage their operation.


Japan to invest $1Bn in Lagos mono rail project
vanguardngr.com 09 May, 2016
By Olasunkanmi Akoni And Monsur Olowoopejo France and Japanese Government have earmarked the sum of $1 billion for the construction of mono rail project in Lagos state. Meantime, the state government generated N101.69 billion revenues in the first quarter of year 2016 appropriation year, even as it has secured $100 million about N19.7 billion loan from the French Government to upgrade slums in the state.


Indian fertiliser firms pick Iranian partner for urea plant
economictimes.indiatimes.com 09 May, 2016
A consortium of state-owned Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF), Gujrat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC) and Gujarat Chemicals and Fertilizers ( GSFC) looks to set up a gas-based urea/ammonia making plant in Iran. The consortium has selected private sector Pasargad Energy Development Company (PEDC), which owns land in the Chahbhar region, for a joint venture. PEDC is a subsidiary of Bank Pasargad. The proposed project will have 1.3 million tonnes annual capacity of urea which will be imported to India.


TeamHealth To Expand With $6.7 Million Investment In Knoxville Headquarters
chattanoogan.com 09 May, 2016
TeamHealth will expand its headquarters in Knoxville. The company will invest $6.7 million to construct additional space adjacent to its current headquarters location in Knoxville. The firm provides staffing services for hospitals in the U.S. for multiple service lines, including anesthesia, emergency medicine and hospital medicine and also it is committed to a patient-centric model of healthcare delivery in partnership with hospitals and physician groups.


Dana to Build New Axle Manufacturing Facility to Support Growth
prnewswire.com 09 May, 2016
Dana Holding Corporation will open a new high-tech axle manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio. The firm plans to expand a recently constructed 100,000 square foot facility on the property to nearly 300,000 square feet. Over the next few years, the company plans to invest approximately $70 million and employ more than 300 associates by 2020.


JA Solar opens a new 1.5 GW module manufacturing facility in China
pv-magazine.com 09 May, 2016
JA Solar has opened a new PV module manufacturing facility in Economic Development District , Xingtai, China. The fully automated, hi-tech facility will have the annual capacity to produce 1.5 GW worth of modules and enhances the company’s goal of increasing its manufacturing capacity. The facility will be producing 60-cell and 72-cell high performance PV panels, using the latest module manufacturing technologies on fully automated assembly lines, which can all either make regular modules of double-glass modules.


FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Opens New Laboratory Facility in Research Triangle Park, NC
businesswire.com 09 May, 2016
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc., a Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization with experience focused on the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals including proteins, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies, completed the construction of a new three-story, 62,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The facility has been inaugurated on 9th May, 2016.


ASEAN-Minded Nissan Expands Thailand R&D Facility
wardsauto.com 09 May, 2016
Nissan opens an expanded R&D center in Thailand. The 69,965-sq.ft. facility primarily will serve the five ASEAN countries of Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, but also will provide testing for more than 90 other countries.


Sellick Equipment breaks ground on new facility
khl.com 09 May, 2016
Manufacturer of rough terrain and truck mounted forklifts, Sellick Equipment, has started work on construction of a new 11148 sq. mtrs manufacturing base in Harrow, Ontario, Canada.


Argosy to open new honeycomb core facility in Alabama
compositesworld.com 09 May, 2016
Argosy International Inc. has started construction of its new 39,000 square foot honeycomb core facility in Alabama. The new facility will be certified to ISO 9001 and features a carefully designed cutting room (vertical band saw), industrial dust collection system, and a staging area for material. The facility will provide US panel manufacturers with a local manufacturer and distributor of honeycomb core products.


New cherry juicing facility to open in Montana
prairiebusinessmagazine.com 09 May, 2016
A new juicing facility on the western shore of Flathead Lake in Montana hopes to be a fruitful venture for area cherry producers. In March, Tabletree Montana and Flathead Lake Cherry Growers Association announced a joint partnership to construct a juice plant in Finley Point, Montana, and to be operational by the 2016 harvest season.


Auto supplier Kobe will build aluminum extrusion plant to Bowling Green facility
kyforward.com 09 May, 2016
Kobe will construct its $46.7 million new facility, Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX) near the existing Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC (KAAP) plant on Central Avenue in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park. Construction will begin in June with product fabrication operations expected to start by December 2017. The plant’s melting, casting and extrusion areas will begin production by October 2018.


Hilton Worldwide Portfolio Set to Expand in Peru
hospitalitynet.org 09 May, 2016
Hilton Worldwide will double its presence in Peru over the next three years with the development of seven new properties across four brands: Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton. The brands will each have a presence in Peru by the end of 2019.


Al Khozama to expand hotel portfolio outside KSA
hoteliermiddleeast.com 09 May, 2016
Al Khozama has revealed plans for expansion within, and beyond the GCC. The firm will be expanding its business model into areas such as retail, office space, security management and upscale housing management. The first location for Al Khozama’s debut hotel launch outside KSA will be Dubai. For now the group is considering several potential sites, and several potential investors. The group is also currently in discussion over new hotel launches in Oman, Qatar and Sharjah.


Orascom Construction wins $308 mln Cairo metro line contracts
reuters.com 09 May, 2016
Orascom Construction has won two contracts worth $307.75 million for work on the third phase of Cairo’s third metro rail line. Orascom will complete the civil package in a consortium with French construction companies Vinci and Bouygues and Arab Contractors, and the track works package in a consortium with TSO, part of France’s NGE Group, and ETF, a subsidiary of Eurovia. The third phase of the metro will stretch across 18 km (11 miles) of tunnelling and viaduct works which will include 15 elevated, grade and underground stations.


Chant Group to build USD-77m biomass cogeneration plant in China
renewables.seenews.com 09 May, 2016
Guangdong Chant Group Co will construct an 80-MW biomass cogeneration plant in eastern Henan province. The company has entered into an agreement with the local government of the county-level city of Yongcheng for the project. The combined heat and power biomass plant is estimated to require a total investment of approximately USD 76.9m. Construction works at the site are scheduled to kick off within three months after all conditions have been met and will conclude 12 months after that.


Olymel to expand primary poultry plant
meatpoultry.com 09 May, 2016
Olymel L.P., producer of pork and poultry products in Canada, plans to spend C$10 million to add 15,000 sq. ft. to the company’s poultry processing facility at St. Damase. Plant upgrades will include a new air chilling room and additional production capacity. The company intends to supply the rotisserie sector and the retail distribution sector. Construction on the expansion starts on 15th May, 2016. Once complete, the plant will cover more than 95,000 sq. ft of area.


Pittsburgh firm gets UK power plant contract
bizjournals.com 09 May, 2016
Emerson Process Management in Pittsburgh has a won a contract for control systems and project management at a waste-to-energy facility under construction in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The contract is between Vinci Environment UK, which is building the plant, and Emerson Process Management, a division of Emerson. The plant will produce 28 MW of electricity an hour from biogas and recycled materials when it becomes operational in 2018.


Semirara to expand Batangas coal plant
thestandard.com.ph 08 May, 2016
Semirara Mining and Power Corp. plans to expand its 600-MW, coal-fired power plant in Calaca, Batangas province by 100 MW with potential investments reaching $150 million to $160 million. Construction will take only about six to nine months but the firm has to start ordering the machines now. That will be in end 2018 or 2019.


Indonesian govt approved $1.5 bln of oil and gas projects from Jan-Apr
reuters.com 08 May, 2016
Indonesia’s upstream oil and gas regulator, SKK Migas, approved development plans for 18 oil and gas projects from January to April, with a total investment of $1.496 billion. SKK Migas estimated the cumulative oil and condensate production from the 18 projects to be 45 million barrels, while the natural gas production is estimated at 271 billion cubic feet. The projects are projected to start between 2016 to 2020.


Bahrain to build $474m power transmission line
tradearabia.com 08 May, 2016
Bahrain is set to launch a major 400 kV electricity transmission line aimed at reducing short circuits and ensuring transfer of electricity from the production plants to load centres across the kingdom. The $474 million project, implemented by the German company Siemens at the Hidd Power Station, will be inaugurated on 11th May, 2016.


Unilorin Partners U.S. Firm To Build N600bn Solar Power Plant
channelstv.com 07 May, 2016
The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has signed a memorandum of agreements with a United States of America based firm for the production and installation of 500 MW solar powered plant. The power plant to be located inside the campus is part of effort to curb the incessant power outages in some parts of the country especially Lagos and Kano states. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2016.


Trant Engineering wins £55million contract to upgrade power plant in Falkland Islands
dailyecho.co.uk 07 May, 2016
Trant Engineering has won a £55 million government contract to upgrade a power plant vital for the defence of the Falkland Islands. Trant Engineering, based in Totton, will carry out the work at power station, boiler house and district heating system at the Mount Pleasant RAF base. The contract has been agreed between the firm and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).


Fish flour and oil processing plant inaugurated
portalangop.co.ao 07 May, 2016
A fish flour and oil processing plant, called Oceana Boa Pesca, has been inaugurated on 6th May, 2016 in the fishing town of Tombwa. The new factory, whose rehabilitation and purchase of equipment cost USD 10 million, has a production capacity of 60 tons per day of each of the products (fish flour and oil).


Ward Recycling invests £490,000 in Middlesbrough plant
neconnected.co.uk 07 May, 2016
Ward Recycling has completed a £490,000 investment in new machinery for its recycling facility and glass beneficiation plant, which will increase efficiency. The company has purchased a new £385,000 baler, which bales sorted finished products and has increased the payloads of vehicles leaving the site.


Second Chinese company poised to invest in Hinkley Point
telegraph.co.uk 07 May, 2016
CNNC, the Chinese state-backed nuclear giant, is in talks to take a big stake in Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in return for investment that could amount to billions of pounds. Both CNNC and CGN, another Chinese energy company, are involved in initial negotiations with EDF, the French firm building the £18bn nuclear power station in Somerset. But only CGN has signed an investment agreement last October. However, CNNC will be taking an equity stake in Hinkley Point once EDF has made its final investment decision on the project.


Tanner breaks ground on Wedowee hospital
douglascountysentinel.com 07 May, 2016
Officials broke ground for the Tanner/East Alabama campus for a new hospital in Wedowee on 5th May, 2016. The new hospital will be a more than 50,000-square-foot, three-story modern hospital facility. The hospital will provide 24-hour emergency care, critical care support, inpatient and observation beds, a state-of-the-art surgical suite and advanced diagnostic imaging services. Construction of the new hospital is expected to take about 15 months, with a grand opening in fall 2017.


Coast Guard, Homeland Security Open Joint R&D Facility
maritimeprofessional.com 07 May, 2016
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has officially opened a joint research facility at the R&D Center’s offices located at Fort Trumbull. The Science and Technology Innovation Center is a collaborative effort between DHS Science and Technology and the Coast Guard R&D Center dedicated to leveraging innovation, prototyping and rapid integration of high technology solutions to answer the operational challenges of the Coast Guard and DHS.


Warehouser doubles port facility
coastalcourier.com 07 May, 2016
Nordic Logistics and Warehousing has doubled capacity at its Savannah location, holding a ribbon cutting last month for a 200,000-square-foot cold storage and blast freezing facility. Nordic’s phase 2 cold storage warehouse at Interstate 95 and Jimmy Deloach Parkway can hold more than 20,000 tons of cargo. The added space will bring the company’s total Savannah capacity to almost 50,000 tons.


Tekno Ray Solar commissions 18.5-MW PV power facility in Konya, Turkey
saurenergy.com 07 May, 2016
Tekno Ray Solar has inaugurated first stage of Turkey’s largest PV power plant with a total power capacity of 22.5 MW. The company has commissioned first 18.5-MW phase of the 22.5-MW PV power facility in Konya province. The plant located on a 430,000-square-meter plot of land in Konya consists of over 74,000 solar PV modules supplied by China’s Yingli Green Energy Holding Co and inverters made by Germany’s SMA Solar Technology. The total cost of the project is estimated at around $22 million.


Japan’s Keio planning new hotel brand with bigger rooms
asia.nikkei.com 07 May, 2016
Keio is developing a new brand of hotel with about 50% more floor space in each guest room than its existing business hotels. Rooms will boast 18 sq. meters to 24 sq. meters of floor space and be primarily twins and doubles. The new hotels will be located primarily in Sapporo, Tokyo and Kyoto, with the first opening in fiscal 2018. Keio will also develop a shopping area for foreigners at Shinjuku Station, the departure point for its trains and bus tours. The area will feature a tax-free convenience store and drugstore.


200 jobs created as new Lidl store construction gets under way in Blyth
chroniclelive.co.uk 06 May, 2016
Taemer, formerly Adderstone Construction, has won a multi-million pound deal to build a new Lidl store in Blyth, Northumberland, in a project which will create up to 200 jobs throughout the building process and 10 new jobs once the store is opened. The new store layout will be 2,470 sq. mtrs including a sales area of 1,424 sq. mtrs. There will be 134 car parking spaces, plus disabled and parent-and-child parking. Work will start on site at the start of this month and set to open before the end of the year.


SAF to get expanded training areas in Australia
straitstimes.com 06 May, 2016
The A$2.25 billion Singapore will spend under a new defence deal to build facilities and expand military training areas in Australia. The expansion will allow Singapore to send up to 14,000 troops for training, up from the 6,000 a year now. The troops will stay for up to 18 weeks, up from 60 days currently.


NextDecade Seeks Authorization from FERC to Construct and Operate Rio Grande LNG Project
azobuild.com 06 May, 2016
NextDecade, LLC, a development and management company of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, has filed an application with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for authorization to site, construct and operate Rio Grande LNG, a proposed 27 Mtpa LNG export facility near Brownsville, Texas and the Rio Bravo Pipeline, a 137-mile pipeline system that will provide the facility with its feed gas. NextDecade expects to receive authorization from the FERC by the end of the first quarter of 2017 and expects to begin exporting LNG from Rio Grande LNG by the end of 2020.


Chinese-built mall to open in Kenya in June
news.xinhuanet.com 06 May, 2016
A Chinese-built mall is set to open in Kenya in June. Centum has partnered with Chinese firm AVIC International to develop and construct the Two Rivers Mall project which is a mixed-use development project that sits on 100 acres in Nairobi. The real estate project will provide 850,000 squares meters of developed land. Phase one of the project will cost 250 million U.S. dollars and consists of a 670,000 square feet shopping mall and two office towers totaling 200,000 square feet of office space as well as 1,500 parking bay.


Qatar’s HMC says to open seven new hospitals by 2018
arabianbusiness.com 06 May, 2016
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) plans to open seven new hospitals in Qatar over the next 18 months. The seven hospitals include a 65-bed Communicable Diseases Centre, a Women’s Wellness and Research Centre with capacity for up to 15,000 births per year, an Ambulatory Care Centre, a Qatar Rehabilitation Institute with 193 beds, and three new Industrial Area Hospitals in Doha, Al Khor and Mesaieed Industrial Areas – each with 112 beds.


New Five-Star Hotel Coming to St Lucia
caribjournal.com 06 May, 2016
The Belvedere Plantation historic site in Canaries will be transformed into a luxury hotel through the country’s Citizenship by Investment program. The property will be developed by Boka Estates. The hotel will be constructed using a system that will preserve the environment while providing an international standard for hotel accommodations.


Bama Foods to expand food plant in Owasso, add 55 jobs
news9.com 06 May, 2016
Bama Foods Inc. plans to expand its plant in north Tulsa and add 55 jobs after it won a contract to provide hotcakes to McDonald’s. The groundbreaking ceremony has been held on 5th May, 2016. The expansion must be open in nine to 10 months. Bama provides bakery products to restaurant chains and its core product lines are hand-held pies, biscuits, buns, pie shells, pizza and crusts.


IHG Announces New-Build InterContinental Hotel Coming to San Diego
finchannel.com 06 May, 2016
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the development of a new InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in San Diego by Lankford-Phelps-Portman (LPP), a development partnership. Set to open in 2018, the 400-room hotel will be part of a multi-phase mixed-use development, known as BRIC, on the former site of Lane Field in the North Embarcadero area of downtown San Diego.


Rio Tinto to invest $5.3bn expanding Mongolian mine
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 06 May, 2016
Rio Tinto will start work on an expansion of its Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia. The development of the underground mine will start in mid-2016 following the approval of a $5.3 billion investment by the partners and the recent granting of all necessary permits.


Metro Retail to invest P10-15 billion for expansion
bworldonline.com 06 May, 2016
Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) is investing as much as P15 billion to double the Visayan retail giant’s footprint in the next five years. The retailer is spending P1.7 billion to P2 billion this year before ramping this up to P2.5 billion in 2017. The company has opened its 48th store, a department store at UP Town Center in Quezon City and will open another one in Fairview Terraces Mall in the next few days.


Ontario Investing in Packaging Sector in Belleville
news.ontario.ca 06 May, 2016
Ontario is partnering with Berry Plastics Canada to support the development of new technologies and grow its business in Belleville. Berry Plastics Canada manufactures packaging for clients in the food, dairy and agricultural sectors. With $780,000 from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund, Berry Plastics Canada will invest in new technology to help double production of stretch films, which its clients use to secure products to pallets during distribution. The project has a total value of nearly $7.8 million.


Logistics Company Opens New Facility In Northern Kentucky
wtvq.com 06 May, 2016
Integrity Express Logistics, a Blue Ash, Ohio-based company, spent about $820,000 to renovate building in Fort Mitchell. Founded in 2007, the company provides third-party freight brokerage. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved tax incentives for the company of up to $200,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.


Clinica Family Health to build new Lafayette facility
dailycamera.com 06 May, 2016
Clinica Family Health is moving forward with a new 65,000-square-foot health care facility in Lafayette that it hopes will allow it to expand its service capacity in eastern Boulder County from 7,000 to 10,500 active patients. The new facility will be built along South Public Road in between Coal Creek Drive and Old Laramie Trail and is expected to cost between $20 million and $22 million to build and fully outfit. Construction is expected to begin later this year and the facility shall be open by early 2018.


EGPNA commences work on 150 MW PV project in Minnesota
pv-magazine.com 06 May, 2016
Enel Green Power North America starts construction of its largest solar project in the U.S. The 150 MW facility in Minnesota is expected to be online by the end of the year. The facility will consist of 16 PV plants with a total capacity of 150 MW (100 MW-AC). The project represents an overall investment of approximately $290 million. It will be partly funded through a capital contribution agreement with State Street Bank and Trust Company2 in the amount of $140 million.


City Bakery to expand into Henderson County
blueridgenow.com 06 May, 2016
Asheville’s City Bakery has started construction on a new production bakery in Fletcher, hoping to expand its footprint into Henderson County. City Bakery currently serves wholesale bread to numerous restaurants and grocery stores in Asheville, WaynesVille, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Arden and Candler.


Clariant to expand global manufacturing of masterbatches for engineering and high-temperature plastics
plastemart.com 06 May, 2016
Clariant plans to invest CHF 7.5 mln in specialised equipment and facilities to expand its capabilities and capacities for the production of colour and additive masterbatches for use in engineering resins and high-temperature plastics, such as PEEK. The largest investment has been earmarked for plants in Shanghai, Singapore, and further lines and equipment at two of its plants in the U.S.A.


East Kilbride whisky firm gets plans for expansion rubber stamped
dailyrecord.co.uk 06 May, 2016
Burns Stewart Distillers will now expand its operations with a new blending and warehouse facility on the old Birmingham Sound Reproducers (BSR) 2.54 acre site on West Mains Road. The development will be an expansion to the existing bottling and warehouse facility which is located across from the West Mains Road site.


Oz Minerals reveals plans to construct concentrate treatment plant
miningweekly.com 06 May, 2016
Oz Minerals has offered a ray of hope to the community of Whyalla, in South Australia, revealing plans to construct a concentrate treatment plant (CTP) as part of the development of an enlarged Carrapateena project. The miner plans to increase the scope of the Carrapateena project from the 2.8-million tonnes considered in an earlier scoping study, to 4-million tonnes, following additional optimisation work.


Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership awarded $330 million to build Etobicoke General Hospital’s new patient tower
insidetoronto.com 06 May, 2016
Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership has been awarded $330 million to design, build, finance and maintain the new Etobicoke General Hospital (EGH) tower. Construction on the new Phase 1 Patient Tower Project will begin immediately with an expected completion date of late 2018. The new tower, which will involve the construction of a new four-storey wing, will add approximately 250,000 sq. ft. of space to the existing facility and house the services most urgently needed by the Etobicoke community.


Gestamp Wind Steel to build EUR-54m offshore tower factory
renewables.seenews.com 06 May, 2016
Gestamp Wind Steel has won a 50-year concession that allows it to build an EUR-54-million (USD 62m) offshore wind turbine towers factory at the port of Seville in Spain. The company will construct the production facility on an area of 159,700 sq m and it will have the capacity to manufacture over 110 towers per year for offshore wind installations.


Dakota Access seeks to immediately start oil pipeline work
kcci.com 06 May, 2016
Dakota Access LLC, a unit of Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, will begin the work this month, to complete the project in one construction season. The Iowa Utilities Board has approved pipeline plans. The pipeline will carry oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa on its way to Illinois.


NextDecade takes next step to build pipeline and LNG plant in South Texas
bizjournals.com 06 May, 2016
NextDecade LLC has filed its official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on 5th May, 2016. The company is seeking to build the Rio Bravo Pipeline and the Rio Grande LNG export terminal in the Port of Brownsville.


McDermott wins further platform, pipeline work offshore the Middle East
offshore-mag.com 06 May, 2016
McDermott International has won contracts for three brown field projects offshore the Arabian Peninsula. These involved integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) services for jackets, topsides, subsea pipelines and cables on various fields and additional scope on an existing contract. McDermott’s teams in Dubai and Chennai, India, will work on the engineering through 2017.


UK’s first major cheese plant for 40 years opens near Pwllheli
dailypost.co.uk 06 May, 2016
South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) last week began production at the new facility, the first to be built in the UK for 40 years. The plant, at Chwilog, near Pwllheli, will boost cheese output from 9,500 tonnes to 12,000 tonnes each year.


New Lanes Opened as Highway 4 Widening Project Nears Completion
eastcountytoday.net 06 May, 2016
The Highway 4 Widening Project continues to achieve notable progress. The eastbound lanes at Hillcrest Avenue has been opened to traffic on 1st May, 2016, with the westbound lanes has been opened on 5th May, 2016.These lane openings are a significant milestone in the Highway 4 Widening Project as now all westbound highway lanes for the entire corridor are open to traffic.


ABB wins $17 million order to upgrade 275-kilovolt (kV) substation in Scotland
powertransformernews.com 06 May, 2016
ABB has won orders worth around $17 million from SP Energy Networks (SPEN) to upgrade their 275-kilovolt (kV) Kilmarnock South substation in East Ayrshire, Scotland.
ABB will design, supply, install and commission 13 bays of gas insulated switchgear (GIS) that will replace an existing air-insulated switchgear (AIS) installation which cannot be extended to allow for additional capacity. The overall SPEN project is expected to be completed in 2019 with ABB’s scope planned for completion in 2017.


Fraser & Neave to invest RM210m in new warehouse, UHT line
thestar.com.my, 05 May, 2016
Fraser and Neave Holdings Bhd will invest RM210mil in a new warehouse in Shah Alam and an ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) line in Kuching to meet capacity expansion and business growth projections. The RM180 million integrated four-level warehouse facility to be built on a 0.89-hectare site within the existing Shah Alam plant, will offer a four-fold increase in storage capacity. The project will commence in the third quarter and is expected to be completed within the next 24 months.


MCSS Self Storage to Build New Facility in Doral, FL
insideselfstorage.com 05 May, 2016
MCSS Self Storage LLC, a developer of urban infill self-storage facilities in South Florida, has purchased its ninth development site in the state for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is near Doral, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. The development will comprise 77,600 net rentable square feet of storage space in 925 climate-controlled units. It will be managed by CubeSmart, a self-storage real estate investment trust and third-party management firm.


Maynilad inaugurates new treatment plant in Las Piñas
news.pia.gov.ph 05 May, 2016
Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has inaugurated its Alabang-Zapote Septage Treatment Plant (ALAZAP SpTP) in Las Piñas City. The ALAZAP SpTP can treat up to 250 cubic meters of septage per day and was built to treat wastewater collected from the septic tanks of Maynilad customers in the south. The new facility is funded by the $137.5 million World Bank loan, is part of the company’s program to expedite the provision of sewerage and sanitation services in Metro Manila.


Chinese Firm Wins EPC Contract for Oil Refinery in Cambodia
english.cri.cn 05 May, 2016
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Northeast Refining & Chemical Engineering Company has secured an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract from a Cambodian conglomerate to construct a 620 million-U.S.-dollar oil refinery in its first phase. Under the contract, the Chinese firm will carry out detailed engineering design of the project, procure all the equipment and materials necessary, and then construct an oil refinery for the Cambodian Petrochemical Company. The construction of the oil refinery in the first phase will be completed at the end of 2018 with the oil production capacity of 2 million tons per year.


China to invest $11.9 billion in aviation infrastructure in 2016
in.reuters.com 05 May, 2016
China will invest $11.9 billion this year in building aviation infrastructure. The investment, which will focus on airports, will initially lead to 11 key construction projects and 52 aviation-related upgrades to existing facilities.


DPD expands parcel processing capacity at Essen facility in Germany
expressparcelandpostal.logistics-business-review.com 05 May, 2016
Parcel and express service provider DPD has expanded the parcel processing capacity at its Essen facility in Germany. The company invested about €8.5m to enhance the depot’s processing capacity. Around 50,000 parcels per day are being processed at the facility, and it is expected to increase to 70,000 per day in the future.


Renault to build new car in Spain, invest over 600 million euros
dnaindia 05 May, 2016
Renault will invest over 600 million euros in a new project in Spain that includes building a new car and a new motor in its Valladolid plant in the north of the country. The 2017-2020 projects will exceed Renault’s previous two investment plans in Spain.


DMCI Power plans to invest $300 million for 100-MW hydropower
businessmirror.com.ph 05 May, 2016
DMCI Power Corp. is pursuing a total of 100 MW of hydropower projects to expand its investment portfolio. Of the planned 100 MW, Davidas identified 90 MW of power-generating capacity that will be done in phases in Sultan Kudarat. The remaining 10 MW is being eyed in Cagayan de Oro (CDO).


Pregis invests $17 million in Grand Rapids facility expansion
mmh.com 05 May, 2016
Pregis is announcing an investment of approximately $17 million in its Grand Rapids, Michigan, facility, which has been known as Eagle Film Extruders. Currently, the 90,000 square foot Grand Rapids manufacturing facility houses four state-of-the-art multi-layer blown film extrusion lines. Raising the roof at that location will enable a new installation a five-layer Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line which is expected to be operational mid-summer. The company also will be installing converting and ancillary equipment used to produce flexible packaging into Pregis Films’ separate 70,000 square foot converting facility.


DEP approves Lancaster County soybean oil extraction facility
fox43.com 05 May, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued an Air Plan Approval to Perdue AgriBusiness, LLC, for the construction and operation of a soybean oil extraction facility in Conoy Township, Lancaster County. The proposed facility will use commercial hexane solvent to extract oil from soybeans.


Metro Storage proposes new facility for North Aurora Road
chicagotribune.com 05 May, 2016
Metro Storage’s plan to build a 75,000-square-foot storage facility on North Aurora Road has won the recommendation of the Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission. The $10 million project calls for four two-story, climate-controlled buildings and a retail office. Double-bay unloading areas and security will be provided. If approved, ground could be broken by late summer and the facility open by spring 2017.


Summit Electric Supply Opens New Facility in Beaumont, TX
mdm.com 05 May, 2016
Summit Electric Supply, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has moved its Beaumont, Texas, location into a newly constructed facility. The building was the first to introduce the company’s new flagship building design, aimed to strengthen Summit’s market presence, reinforce brand identity and enable associates to provide greater customer and project support. The 33,000-square-foot service center includes a counter sales floor, office space and 30,000 square feet of warehouse nearly double its previous capacity.


Dur to build new Marriott hotel in Saudi Arabia
tradearabia.com 05 May, 2016
Dur Hospitality will be developing the first Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott properties in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, following the signing of a franchise agreement with Marriott International during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference which was held in Dubai, UAE, last month (April 26 to 28). The SR87 million projects, which will be developed on a 7,647-sq-m area, will be Marriott International’s first franchise agreement in the kingdom.


Equinix Building New Data Centers in Silicon Valley, New York, Hong Kong
datacenterknowledge.com 05 May, 2016
Equinix has added three more data center construction projects to an already extensive global capacity expansion push. The three projects, expected to cost about $200 million, include a new Silicon Valley data center, a second-phase build-out on an existing site in New Jersey, and an expansion in Hong Kong. These projects are in addition to the four-continent expansion Equinix announced in March, which includes new data centers in Dallas, São Paulo, Tokyo, and Sydney.


Minnesota building materials company plans new manufacturing plant
plasticsnews.com 05 May, 2016
For Envirolastech Inc. a place to manufacture its proprietary recycled post-consumer thermoplastic building materials may be ready by the end of the year. The company received approval on 26th April from the St. Charles, Minnesota, City Council to move ahead with an incentive plan that will enable it to obtain a 4-acre parcel in the Chattanooga Innovation Park. Still ahead is a public hearing to complete the deal. The company also is waiting for the University of Iowa to complete a feasibility study in the next few weeks. It is hoping to break ground in June.


Developer WDP builds new factory in Romania for Japanese car parts producer
romania-insider.com 05 May, 2016
Belgian real estate developer WDP will build a new factory in Braila, east of Romania, for the Japanese car parts producer Yazaki. The investment amounts to EUR 14 million. The new plant will cover 26,000 sqm, and the construction work will be completed in the last three months of this year.


Bergen Community College to open $26M healthcare building
nj.com 05 May, 2016
A $25.5 million building dedicated to healthcare education will open at Bergen Community College on 17th May, 2016. More than 1,000 students will use the 63,000-square-foot Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center each year. Simulation laboratories will let students experience labor and delivery, an emergency room and ambulatory pediatrics. The first floor will house a 24-chair dental hygiene clinic to allow students to complete 600 hours of clinical practice and provide low-cost dental care to the community.


Castle wins contract for largest hotel in Glasgow city centre
modbs.co.uk 05 May, 2016
M&E services for the largest hotel, by number of rooms, in Glasgow city centre will be installed by Castle Building Services in a £4.3 million contract. The 14-storey Motel One budget hotel next to Central Station will have 374 rooms, bar facilities and restaurant seating for up to 170 covers. The prefabrications works will be commenced in September, with a view to beginning the installation works from January 2017.


Pirelli to invest $200 million in Mexican expansion
rubbernews.com 05 May, 2016
Pirelli C. & S.p.A. plans to strengthen its position throughout North America with a major investment in Mexico that will expand its operation significantly and create a large production hub. It will add another manufacturing facility along with a warehouse adjacent to its present tire plant in Silao by investing about $200 million over the next three years. The new factory will span about 516,667 square feet; the warehouse will be approximately 96,875 square feet. By the end of 2018, when the expansion project is expected to be finished, total production capacity is expected to reach 7.5 million tires annually.


TAP awards compressor station contract
energyglobal.com 05 May, 2016
Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has selected a joint venture comprising Renco S.p.A (Italy) and Terna S.A. (Greece) for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the project’s compressor stations. In Greece, the award covers the provision of EPC and commissioning of one compressor station at Kipoi, near the Greek-Turkish border. In Albania, the award covers the provision of EPC and commissioning of one compressor station at Fier, and one metering station at Billisht. The construction of the compressor stations is planned to start in the second half of 2016 and it will take approximately two years to complete.


Vestas Receives 178 MW Order For Kansas Wind Farm
cleantechnica.com 05 May, 2016
The Capital Power Corporation has placed a firm and unconditional order for 54 of Vestas’ V117-3.3 MW wind turbines to be deployed at the 178 MW Bloom Wind Project being developed in Ford and Clark Counties, Kansas. Vestas will supply the turbines, as well as commission and fulfill a five-year service agreement for the wind farm. Commissioning is expected for the first and second quarter of 2017, with completion and operation expected by the third quarter of 2017.


Construction on new Resorts World Las Vegas to increase this summer
news.worldcasinodirectory.com 05 May, 2016
Genting Group has revealed that full-scale construction on its giant Resorts World Las Vegas resort casino is expected to begin in earnest during the fourth quarter. Despite breaking ground on the 3,000-room development for the north end of the Las Vegas Strip on 5th May of last year, Genting has since carried out only minor work on the $4 billion Nevada project. The resort casino is expected to open in early-2019.


Thai developer Hemaraj plans 2 industrial parks in central Vietnam
thanhniennews.com 05 May, 2016
Hemaraj Land and Development Pcl., is seeking permission to build two massive manufacturing zones in the central province of Nghe An. Located near each other in the southeast of Nghe An, one of the industrial parks will cover more than 2,000 hectares and another around 1,100 hectares. Hemaraj plans to apply for licenses with the province’s authorities this July. The firm has also signed an investment agreement with state-owned Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No. 4 (Cienco 4) to co-develop other industrial parks in the province’s Dong Nam Economic Zone.


Alpina to expand Batavia yogurt plant with $1.1M addition
bizjournals.com 04 May, 2016
Alpina Foods Inc. is poised for a small expansion of its Genesee County plant. The firm will add 3,200-square-feet to its plant to make room for a new line of bottle-filing machinery and packaging equipment for a separate new line of drinkable yogurt products. The project, which will start this summer, carries a $1.1 million price tag and will help retain 23 full-time jobs at the plant.


Daimler to invest 500 mln euros in new engine plant in Poland
in.reuters.com 04 May, 2016
Carmaker Daimler will invest around 500 million euros in a new engine factory in Poland to broaden its production footprint outside its German home market. It will produce four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and create several hundred jobs.


Reliance Power to set up plant in Bangladesh
thehindubusinessline.com 04 May, 2016
Reliance Power will be venturing into Bangladesh for setting up a power plant. The Bangladesh government has granted in-principle approval for the first phase of Reliance Power’s project. The 750 MW gas-based power plant will be set up at Meghnaghat (Narayanganj district), along with a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at Moheshkhali Island in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. The land at Meghnaghat will be provided by Bangladesh Power Development Board. FSRU-based LNG terminal will supply Re-gasified LNG for the power project and additional RLNG to Petronbangla. The first phase will be commissioned in 24 months from the zero date, in 2018-19.


Union Pacific Plans to Invest $121.6 Million in its California Rail Infrastructure
up.com 04 May, 2016
Union Pacific plans to invest $121.6 million in 2016 to improve California’s transportation infrastructure. Union Pacific’s planned investment covers a range of initiatives: $104 million to maintain railroad track and $17.3 million to maintain bridges in the state. Key projects planned this year include: $5.1 million investment in the rail line between Galt and Stockton to replace 37,277 railroad ties. $5.8 million investment in the rail line in Fresno to replace almost 12 miles of new rail. $5.2 million investment in the rail line between Delano and Bakersfield to replace 38,882 railroad ties.


Colorcon Announces New Film Coating Manufacturing Plant in Brazil
mfrtech.com 04 May, 2016
Colorcon Inc. is pleased to announce its investment in a new film coating manufacturing plant in Indaiatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil, supporting the continued growth of the pharmaceutical industry in South America. The construction is scheduled for completion by October 2016 with the production of commercial scale product scheduled for January 2017. The site will produce GMP film coating products for the pharmaceutical and nutritional markets in South America, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.


Haribo to expand Spanish plant
just-food.com 04 May, 2016
Haribo is planning to double its production capacity in Spain, just-food-understands. The expansion will see production of jelly beans increase to 54,000 tonnes. The plant will expand to include the addition of new lines, the extension of the existing refrigeration system and an improvement of an on-site industrial waste water treatment plant.


CNOOC to expand LNG terminal
tankstoragemag.com 04 May, 2016
The largest LNG importer in China has started work to expand its receiving facility in Fujian. CNOOC has started building two storage tanks at the facility under plans to increase capacity to 6.3 million tonnes a year. The tanks are each able to store 160,000 m3 of LNG are part of a $3.7 billion in LNG projects that the Fujian government plans for the province to supply city gas to Fuxhou, Putian, Quanzhour, Xiamen and Zangzhou.


Fairmont to expand its luxury portfolio with new Hotels in Morocco & Saudi Arabia
incentivetravel.co.uk 04 May, 2016
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury operator with more than 70 hotels globally, announced at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), the signing of two new luxury hotel developments in Morocco and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The two new projects include Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco and Fairmont Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, which are both scheduled to open before 2020.


Attock Cement receives PKR7bn to finance expansion
cemnet.com 04 May, 2016
Attock Cement Pakistan (ACPL) has achieved another milestone of success by signing financial close amounting to PKR7bn to part finance new production line of 4000 TPD of cement plant. The loan has been arranged by local Punjab Bank with the support of MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Askari Bank and United Bank.


Ericsson to open new media facility in MediaCity
digitaltveurope.net 04 May, 2016
Ericsson plans to establish a new broadcast and media services facility in northwest England. The new operations will be housed at MediaCityUK in Salford, where the BBC and ITV each have offices and production facilities, and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.


LiqTech International Receives $2.0 Million Follow-on Order For Groundwater Treatment Plant
prnewswire.com 04 May, 2016
LiqTech International, Inc. has received a $2.0 million follow-on order for the Ground Water Treatment Plant in Serbia. The total value of the project is $4.0 million and the order is expected to be delivered partly in the second quarter and partly in the third quarter of 2016.


Aloft Signs New-Build in Seoul, South Korea
m.hotelbusiness.com 04 May, 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., has signed Aloft Seoul Myeongdong, the second Aloft hotel here. Owned by Shin Chang Co., the new-build hotel is slated to open in February 2017. Aloft Seoul Myeongdong will offer 223 guestrooms with the brand’s signature offerings, such as a signature bed, custom amenities, as well as free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel will also offer an all-day dining restaurant; Re:fuel, a 24-hour grab & go market etc.


Russia Still Ready to Construct Gas Pipeline to South Europe
sputniknews.com 04 May, 2016
Russia maintains plans to construct a pipeline to deliver natural gas to southern Europe across the Black Sea and the Russian gas giant Gazprom is ready to cooperate with its counterparts. The South Stream gas pipeline was suspended by Bulgaria at the request of the European Commission in June 2014 as it was deemed non-compliant with the European Union’s Third Energy Package, which prohibits companies from both owning the gas and operating the pipeline. The 24th February, 2016 agreement revives the Interconnector Turkey–Greece–Italy (ITGI) project, formerly planned as a part of the Southern Gas Corridor.


Siva Power to build CIGS pilot line
pv-magazine.com 04 May, 2016
Siva Power has raised US$5 million, in a series D round, to construct a pilot line for its CIGS PV technology. The pilot line will be installed at its Santa Clara facility, and will produce small-scale solar panels, while Siva’s eventual aim is to deposit CIGS onto a 2m2 glass substrate. The pilot line will provide Siva Power with the opportunity to demonstrate its technology on a production line and deploy modules in the field – building valuable data for potential investors and the downstream PV sector.


Lagos to begin construction of N49bn Medical Park
thenationonlineng.net 04 May, 2016
The Lagos State Government plans to begin the construction of world class Medical Park in partnership with the private sector, expected to cost about N49billion. The project has already been awarded to MEDIPARK International Consortium which comprises of MEDIPARK International, Cleveland Clinics Ohio USA, St. Barnabas Healthcare System New Jersey and American Hospital Management Company Washington DC.


EQT announces intent to expand natural gas exploration in North Central West Virginia
wvmetronews.com 04 May, 2016
EQT Corporation will purchase 62,500 net acres, primarily in Wetzel, Tyler and Harrison Counties, from Statoil USA Onshore Properties, Inc. for $407 million. The acquisition increases EQT’s core undeveloped Marcellus acreage by 29%, while including drilling rights on an estimated 53,000 net acres that are undeveloped and prospective for the deep Utica. EQT will also acquire the 50 million cubic feet equivalent per day from Statoil USA, with the resource potential of the acreage estimated at 9.2 trillion cubic feet.


Tanzania plans gas pipeline to Uganda
af.reuters.com 04 May, 2016
Tanzania is planning to build a pipeline to supply natural gas to neighbouring Uganda as it looks to export some of the huge offshore gas reserves discovered in recent years. The time frame for the project will depend on the availability of funds but work will start immediately after funding has been secured.


Ethiopia to invest billions on green economy projects
sudantribune.com 04 May, 2016
T he Horn of Africa nation will invest $150 billion to implement projects in the next two decades. The projects are expected to transform the country’s economy to a green one and make them resilient to the effects of global warming. The new target seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission, advance economic growth as well as create job opportunities for women and youth. $ 50billion of the total budget will be allocated to the construction of low-carbon emission and green infrastructures. Financial sources will be secured from the government and Ethiopian people, investors, financial partners and from revenues collected from trades in the carbon market.


Games developer Lakshya Digital plans to set up studio in Japan this year
telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com 03 May, 2016
Lakshya Digital plans to set up a studio in Japan later this year to build on its reputation as one of the pioneers of games process outsourcing (GPO) in India, with clients including Disney, Microsoft and Sony. The company has an office in Tokyo and it set up its first overseas studio last year in Seattle in the United States.


INDIA SHOWS INTEREST IN SETTING UP LNG TERMINAL AT IRANIAN PORT
dailypioneer.com 03 May, 2016
India has expressed interest in setting up an LNG terminal at Chahabar port in Iran to ship back home natural gas from Persian Gulf nation. India is keen to set up its engagement with hydrocarbon- rich Iran, which has recently come out of western sanctions, and is lining up $20 billion of investment in oil and gas as well as petrochemical and fertiliser projects.


WIPRO, PARTNERS INAUGURATE SAUDI ARABIA’S FIRST ALL-WOMEN BIZ PARK
dailypioneer.com 03 May, 2016
Wipro, along with Saudi Aramco and Princess Nourah University (PNU), has inaugurated Saudi Arabia’s first all women business and technology park (WBP) on 2nd May, 2016. WBP, a joint venture of PNU (world’s largest university for women) and Wipro Arabia, had Saudi Aramco as the strategic advisor and anchor of this initiative. The JV is responsible for developing the facilities and infrastructure at the park set in Riyadh, as well as training and employing up to 21,000 Saudi women.


Georgian wants to build new tech facility
thebarrieexaminer.com 03 May, 2016
Georgian College wants to build a new $30-million, three-storey advanced technology and research centre for 800 students on its Barrie campus. The city councillors on 2nd May, 2016, gave initial approval to fund $5 million, or 25% of the total cost, whichever is less, during the next four years. The 60,000-square-foot building will have to be substantially completed by 30th April, 2018.


Bus lanes to be added in $80m Inner City Bypass upgrade
brisbanetimes.com.au 03 May, 2016
Bus priority lanes will be included in Brisbane City Council’s $80 million Inner City Bypass upgrade. The project, announced in last year’s council budget, will see the south-westbound and a section of the north-eastbound carriageways widened from three to four lanes and shall be completed in 2018.


Uganda borrows $48m to build inland port on shores of Lake Victoria
newtimes.co.rw 03 May, 2016
Uganda has borrowed $48 million from two German banks to construct an inland port at Bukasa on the shores of Lake Victoria. The loan will be paid back within 15 years, at an interest rate of the Eurobond average rate plus 1.8 per cent. At the moment, this translates into an interest rate of 2 per cent, per annum. Uganda will provide $8.5 million in counterpart funding to make a total project cost of $56.4 million. The project, which is part of the Central Corridor Development Programme aims to secure an alternative way of providing efficient transport systems between Uganda and the world markets.


Maruti Suzuki to invest in Africa, expand network
business-standard.com 03 May, 2016
Maruti Suzuki is looking at exploring other potential international markets. The company is currently exploring the possibility of setting up a manufacturing unit in Africa. Apart from setting up manufacturing facilities overseas, the company is also looking at investing locally in real estate. This includes acquiring land for future dealerships and further strengthening of their sales network.


Interserve JV wins £46m water contract
digitallook.com 03 May, 2016
Interserve’s joint venture with process engineering firm Doosan Enpure has been awarded a £46m contract by Northumbrian Water to upgrade the Horsley water treatment works in the Tyne Valley. During the 30-month contract, the FTSE support services and construction group will build new treatment facilities alongside the current plant, which will continue to operate until the new project is complete. The site supplies up to 150 million litres of water a day to 800,000 customers on Tyneside.


Colombia’s Tecnoglass to invest USD 15m to go solar
renewables.seenews.com 03 May, 2016
Tecnoglass SA will invest USD 15 million in a project to generate solar power. The solar project will be implemented in stages and will reach a total capacity of 12 MW. The project will be developed in partnership with Panasonic Latin America SA. The first phase will consist of the installation of 3,762 photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of the company’s new soft coat glass factory at its manufacturing complex in Barranquilla. That stage will require an investment of USD 1.9 million and is expected to be completed within six months.


Starbucks to invest R130m in SA expansion
business.iafrica.com 03 May, 2016
Starbucks is set to invest R130-million in South Africa over the next two years as it seeks to expand its footprint in the country. The company last month opened its first two stores in Johannesburg, with South Africans queueing in line for hours on opening day to get their first taste of Starbucks coffee.


Cerealto To Invest €68 Million In Portugal, UK And US
esmmagazine.com 03 May, 2016
Cerealto, a cereal-based food manufacturer plans to invest €68 million in Portugal, the UK and the US in 2016, creating 250 new jobs, enhancing factories and strengthening teams in strategic markets. The firm has also launched 99 new products onto the market and invested €3.2 million in R&D, which represents 4 per cent of its total turnover for 2015.


Sierra Leone News: Sewa Farm to invest $30-40M in agriculture
awoko.org 03 May, 2016
Sewa Farmer, a private farming company, will invest about $30 to $40 Million in the next five to six years in agriculture. The project titled, Sewa Farm, will start between June and July this year in Turma Bum in Bonthe district and the project will start with 25,000 hecters of rice to be done in a mechanised way.


Inteva Products Opens Second Manufacturing Facility in Romania
businesswire.com 03 May, 2016
Inteva Products, LLC, a Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, recently began operations in a new facility in Oradea, Romania. The new manufacturing site produces roof system components for Inteva’s European customers and currently employs 150 people, with plans for additional growth.


Germany’s Berghoff Group to Open Alabama Production Facility
globaltrademag.com 03 May, 2016
The Berghoff Group plans to set up its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Auburn, Alabama, where it will invest $30 million and create 100 precision-machining jobs over the next five years. Starting in 2017, Berghoff Precision Machining will use its manufacturing expertise to produce parts in Auburn for key customers in the equipment fabrication, semiconductor, and aerospace industries.


Creform Corp. breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Georgetown
wkyt.com 03 May, 2016
Creform Corporation has had a sales and marketing office in Georgetown for the past five years, but on 3rd May, 2016, the company has broke ground on its new manufacturing facility. Yakaki Kako Corporation is a Japanese company that invented Creform, a pipe and joint system that provides guided vehicles to use during the car manufacturing process. The new facility will help the large amount of business Creform does with Toyota.


Luxco Breaks Ground on Bardstown Distillery; $30 million facility expected to create 34 jobs
nkytribune.com 03 May, 2016
Gov. Matt Bevin joined local officials and executives from Luxco, a distilled spirits company, in breaking ground on an approximately $30 million distillery in Bardstown. The campus will include an 18,000-square-foot distillery and visitors’ center with a tasting room and event space. Additionally, Luxco will construct up to six barrel warehouses on its 70-acre site off State Highway 245. Construction will begin in the coming weeks with completion planned by late 2017.


City Bakery to open new facility in North Carolina
bakingbusiness.com 03 May, 2016
City Bakery has begun construction on a new 3,600-square-foot production bakery in Fletcher, N.C. The new facility is expected to allow the company to triple production to meet the needs and demands of its growing wholesale and retail business.


Roth Industries Looks To Expand Watertown Plant
wwnytv.com 03 May, 2016
Roth Industries’ $5.5 million industrial expansion is coming to the city of Watertown. The new building will let the company hike its production of plastic storage tanks and construction barriers as well as add another shift. The planning board on 3rd May, 2016 has recommended approval to the city council.


Ethiopia to Construct Industrial Parks in Adama, Mekelle, Kombolcha and Dire Dawa Late This Month
awrambatimes.com 03 May, 2016
Ethiopia will start the construction of 4 industrial parks late this month. The industrial parks will come up at Adama, Mekele, Kombolcha and Dire Dawa. The construction is projected to be undertaken at an outlay of 1 billion USD.


Rolta India bags contract from UK-based power firm
thehindubusinessline.com 03 May, 2016
Rolta India has won a multi-year, multi-million pound geographical information system (GIS) contract from UK Power Networks that delivers electricity to London, the South East and the East of England. The seven-year contract is established to manage and update its spatially-enabled network asset information.


Union Pacific to invest $513 million in Texas
rtands.com 03 May, 2016
Union Pacific plans to invest $513 million in 2016 to improve Texas’s transportation infrastructure. Union Pacific’s planned investment covers a range of initiatives: $429 million to maintain railroad track and $79 million to maintain bridges in the state. Key projects planned this year include a $21 million investment in the rail line between Pinehurst and Navasota to replace 42 miles of rail and a $22 million investment in the rail line between San Antonio and Rockdale to replace 183,816 ties and install 53,783 tons of ballast.


SLC to Add Second Concourse North of Future Terminal
centreforaviation.com 03 May, 2016
The Salt Lake City International Airport is planning to build a $740 million concourse north of the existing terminal. The addition of the North Concourse effectively increases the TRP from $1.8 billion to $2.6 billion. The first phase of the North Concourse construction will start on the west portion of the building and is scheduled to be completed in 2020.


Original Pizza Logs breaks ground on new plant in Wheatfield
wgrz.com 03 May, 2016
Original Pizza Logs broke ground on a state-of-the-art $3.9 million dollar plant in Wheatfield on 3rd May, 2016. The 30,000-square-foot plant will rise up in the new Vantage International Point industrial park near the Niagara Falls airbase. The project includes construction of a new $3.9 million state-of-the-art food grade facility to meet increased demand and expand into new markets and it also involves the purchase of new machinery and equipment, and will retain 16 full-time, permanent jobs and create 11 new jobs.


Cargill to dedicate $27M egg processing plant
meatpoultry.com 03 May, 2016
Cargill will hold a ribbon-cutting dedication event at its Cargill Lake Odessa egg processing facility on 6th May, 2016. The company invested $27 million to add specialized egg processing capabilities at the facility. The project expanded the facility by approximately 28,000 sq. ft. and resulted in the creation of 50 new jobs which brings the workforce total to 236 employees.


SCR breaks ground for new facility
themoreheadnews.com 02 May, 2016
St. Claire Regional Medical Center has broken ground on its new $28.7 million medical pavilion on 3rd May, 2016. The new medical pavilion is slated to be three stories and 81,000 square feet of floor space. It will consolidate SCR’s Cave Run Surgical Specialists, Morehead Medical Specialists and UK Women’s HealthCare clinics. The project is being funded by a rural development loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


BHS-Sonthofen commissioned to build a complete processing plant
rewmag.com 02 May, 2016
BHS-Sonthofen, Sonthofen, Germany, was commissioned by Swiss-based DHZ AG, Lufingen, to build a complete plant for processing concentrated metals bound in incinerator bottom ash. The plant will also be able to process and refine a wide range of metal-bearing materials. The supersort facility is for processing ash from waste incineration plants with a capacity of more than 100,000 tons of ash per year and takes up a major portion of the recycling plant. Construction commenced in early 2016, and the plant is scheduled to go live in the summer of the same year.


Jyoti Structures trades jubilantly as its arm bags contract worth $50 million
money.livemint.com 02 May, 2016
Jyoti Structures’ subsidiary-Jyoti Structures Africa Pty (JSA) has been awarded contract for turnkey construction of 400/132 kV Multiple circuit transmission line between Ariadne and Eros in Natal Province of South Africa, by ESKOM. The contract is valued around $50 million USD.


Dur Hospitality, Marriott invest SR87m to build residence inn in Yanbu
saudigazette.com.sa 02 May, 2016
Dur Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with Marriott International during the 2016 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference held in Dubai. Under the agreement, Dur Hospitality will be developing the first Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott properties in Yanbu on a 7,467 sqm land with an SR87 million investment.


Canada energy firm eyes $150 mln solar power plant in Vietnam
thanhniennews.com 02 May, 2016
CMX Renewable Energy Inc. has sought a license to build a 150 MW solar power plant in the central province of Ninh Thuan at an estimated cost of US$150 million.


Barwa Real Estate plans to set up warehousing project
gdnonline.com 02 May, 2016
Barwa Real Estate Group plans to set up a warehousing project aimed at diversifying investments and increasing its presence in the local market. Barwa plans to sign an agreement with Economic Zones Company (Manateq) for the warehousing project. The warehousing complex, on a 253,000 sq m plot, will also include support functions, ancillary building, and other infrastructure. The company has already completed the tender process and valuation, and is about to sign the agreement with Manateq.


Majid Al Futtaim plans $1.3bn investment in Oman malls
gulfbusiness.com 02 May, 2016
Majid Al Futtaim plans to invest $1.3bn in Oman by 2020, including the first details of the Mall of Oman. The company’s planned investment in the country includes the mall, City Centre Sohar, My City Centre Sur, the next phase of development at Al Mouj and additional locations for its Magic Planet, Carrefour and VOX Cinemas businesses. When it opens in 2020, the $714m Mall of Oman will be the sultanate’s largest integrated retail that will feature 350 outlets across 137,000 square metres of retail space, a 13,200 sqm Carrefour hypermarket and 292-room hotel.


Chemours to Invest in Expanded Capacity for High Growth Opteon™ Products
prnewswire.com 02 May, 2016
The Chemours Company (Chemours), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions plans to invest in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteo family of products. The firm will invest $230 million over three years to construct the new facility at the Chemours Corpus Christi site in Ingleside, Texas, with start-up expected in third quarter of 2018.


Engel to invest US$9 mln to expand Shanghai factory
plastemart.com 02 May, 2016
The injection machine maker Engel Holding GmbH is investing US$9.2 mln to expand capacity at its Shanghai factory. This latest investment will enlarge machining capacity and provide more office space and room for its training programs. Construction has started and the new machining center is scheduled to be finished by April 2017.


China: Cheetah Mobile to invest $50m in robotics R&D; MissFresh secures $36m in series B
dealstreetasia.com 02 May, 2016
Cheetah Mobile is to spend $50 million in the field of robotics and launch a new social video service Toupai. MissFish closes the new funding round for $36 million. The company has launched a new three-year plan which will capitalise on the global content opportunities that have arisen from the mobile internet. With more than 635 million active users every month, its big data platform will empower new forms of intelligent content.


Kumho Opens First US Facility in Georgia
tirereview.com 02 May, 2016
Kumho Tire opened its $450 million, first U.S. production facility in Macon, Georgia, during a grand opening ceremony on 2nd May, 2016. The plant has an annual capacity of 4 million tires and the firm plans to raise the capacity incrementally to 10 million. The plant is located on 5,704,872 square feet of land and has a gross floor area of 861,112.8 square feet. Around 80% of the tires produced at the Macon facility are expected to be sold as original equipment tires to global automakers in North America such as Hyundai, Kia and Chrysler.


EMD Serono Expands Biopharma R&D Facility
pharmtech.com 02 May, 2016
EMD Serono will invest $12 million for the expansion of its R&D facility in Billerica, Massachusetts. The new building will span more than 30,000 square feet and accommodate approximately 120 new and current employees whose focus will be on accelerating innovation in R&D, with a focus on oncology, immuno-oncology, and immunology. Construction on the expansion is scheduled to begin in May 2016 with a planned completion date of June 2017.


DNB Engineering Announces the Expansion of its Chandler, Arizona Facility
pressreleaserocket.net 02 May, 2016
DNB Engineering Inc., a full service test lab and world leader and recognized expert in certification testing, has announced an expansion of its Chandler facility in Arizona. The expansion will add an additional 17,000 square feet to the 5,500 square foot facility. It will include two additional 20’ x 23’ chambers meeting the attenuation requirements of MIL-STD-461 and DO-160.


Warsaw company to expand, hire up to 50 new employees
wndu.com 02 May, 2016
Winona PVD Coatings, which provides finish coatings for car wheels plans to invest more than $10 million in high-tech equipment and machinery to add a new production line, which will be located in the company’s newest 83,000-square-foot building and also it plans to hire 50 new employees by the end of the year.


16.4 MW rooftop PV plant to be built in Los Angeles
pv-magazine.com 02 May, 2016
PermaCity, a solar developer will place a 2 million-square-foot solar array on four privately owned warehouse buildings on Westmont Drive in San Pedro, near the Port of Los Angeles. The installation is expected to reach the capacity of 16.4 MW. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will buy most of the electricity produced by the rooftop plant and then distribute it to its customers.


UGI Subsidiary Gets FERC Approval to Build Natural Gas Pipeline
sonoranweeklyreview.com 02 May, 2016
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a plan by its subsidiary, UGI Sunbury, to construct and operate the approximately 35-mile long Sunbury pipeline. The pipeline carries natural gas through central Pennsylvania to the Hummel Station power plant that is being built at the site of the shuttered coal-fired Sunbury Generation Facility. UGI expects to complete the pipeline as early as November 2016, while the Hummel Station is scheduled to be completed in early 2018.


Agthia Group signs deal to open water bottling plant in Kuwait
thenational.ae 02 May, 2016
The Abu Dhabi food and beverage company Agthia has signed a deal to open a 30,000 bottles an hour, water bottling plant in Kuwait. The equal partnership joint venture with Kuwait’s Al Wafir Marketing Services will allow Agthia to produce its Al Ain bottled water in Kuwait. The plant is expected to be ready by the second half of next year.


Spain’s FCC wins $430 mln waste plant contract in Colombia
reuters.com 02 May, 2016
Spanish construction group FCC , partly owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, won a contract worth $430 million to build and operate a waste plant in Colombia. FCC will build the plant, close to the capital Bogota, with Greece’s Aktor Technical Construction and local firm Cass Constructores.


Ethylene XXI LDPE plant to start by mid May
icis.com 02 May, 2016
The Ethylene XXI low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Mexico will start up in the next 10 days. The first high density (HDPE) plant started on 6th April, 2016, with the second HDPE plant starting April 28th April, 2016. The site’s ethylene cracker started operations in March. Ethylene XXI is a 75:25 joint venture between Brazil’s Braskem and Mexico’s Idesa. The project includes a 1.05m tonne/year ethane cracker, 750,000 tonne/year of HDPE capacity and a 300,000 tonne/year low density PE (LDPE) unit.


Malaysia Commissions 1-GW Ultrasupercritical Coal Plant
powermag.com 01 May, 2016
Malaysian firm Malakoff Corp.’s giant 1-GW Tanjung Bin Energy Power Plant (T4) entered commercial operation this March, on schedule, four years after construction began. GE’s Steam Power Systems and consortium partners Mudajaya and Shin Eversenda executed the engineering, procurement, and construction agreement for the plant. GE also supplied key equipment including the steam turbine and generator, its ultrasupercritical boiler, and environmental control systems and was responsible for the overall integration and commissioning of the plant.


First-Ever Hotel to Be Built at Navy Pier
nbcchicago.com 01 May, 2016
Navy Pier and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the new project, detailing plans to build a hotel on the east end of the iconic Streeterville landmark near Festival Hall. The hotel will have five floors, more than 200 guest rooms, and will overlook Lake Michigan and the pier’s South Dock. Construction will begin on the hotel in 2017. First Hospitality Group will oversee the development, which will be designed by architect Jackie Koo. The project will cost an estimated $90 million, and is privately financed.


Four Seasons Hotels To Build New Luxury Golf Resort In Los Cabos
hospitalitynet.org 01 May, 2016
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Irongate, a real estate development firm, plans to build a luxury resort and private residences on the pristine beaches of the East Cape region. With a 2018 opening forecast, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas will be the centerpiece of the 1,000-acre Costa Palmas resort community.


80% WORK COMPLETED ON 969MW NEELUM JHELUM POWER PROJECT
radio.gov.pk 01 May, 2016
Around 80 percent work has been completed on the ongoing 969 MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project. The project being completed at a cost of over two hundred and fifty billion rupees, its first unit will start supplying power to the national grid system in July next year.


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