Wind Project in Sweden

Build One of the Largest Onshore Wind Farms in Europe, the German-Based Energy Giant Announced.

The Company Has Decided To Invest In The 475-MW Nysater Project In Sweden. The Wind Farm Will Be Built Jointly With The Swiss Investment Manager Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP).

A Fund Advised By CSEIP Will Hold 80 Percent Of The Joint Venture, While E.ON Will Build And Operate The Wind Farm Under A Long-Term O & Amp M Agreement And Retain A 20-Percent Equity Stake In The Project. The Total Investment Amounts To Around 500 Million ($571 Million U.S).

The Project Is Supported By A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Signed With A Global Energy Major Providing A Comprehensive Set Of Risk Management And Other Services To The Project. The Agreement Highlights The Increasing Trend Toward Renewable Energy Ppas In Europe.

The Nysater Project Is Located In The Wooded And Hilly Vasternorrland District Of Central Sweden Close To Sundsvall, An Area Known For Steady Wind Conditions. Construction Of Nysater Is Scheduled To Start In 2018 And Is Expected To Be Completed By End Of 2021.

The Wind Farm Will Be Equipped With 114 Turbines From The German Manufacturer Nordex. The Output Of The Turbines Varies Between 3.9 And 4.4 Megawatts Depending On The Location And Will Have A Tip Height Up To 220 Meters.

Strategy to Expand Our Position for Onshore Wind Energy in Europe. Nysater Means A Significant Expansion Of Our Scandinavian Portfolio. The Project Also Demonstrates Our Ability to Successfully Develop and Commercialize Large-Scale Projects Worldwide, Says Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath.

 

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Boundary Tunnel Project in United States of America

The Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) Project is part of the Anacostia River Tunnel System in Washington, D.C.

The NEBT project is included in the Consent Decree Modification for the Potomac River and Rock Creek.

NEBT is the long-term solution recommended by the Mayor’s Task Force to prevent flooding.

The NEBT is the biggest component of DC Waters Clean Rivers Project.

The NEBT will be a large, deep sewer tunnel that will increase the capacity of the Districts sewer system, significantly mitigating the frequency, magnitude, and duration of sewer flooding.

It will also help improve the water quality of the Anacostia River.

The tunnel will be 50-160 feet below ground and run 27,000 feet from just south of Robert F. Kennedy Stadium to the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue NW and 6th Street NW.

It will be aligned to intersect with the existing chronic flood areas along Rhode Island Avenue NW.

With the completion of the NEBT Project in 2022?two years ahead of the Consent Decree schedule?the CSO Overflow Volume to Anacostia River will reduce by 98 percent from the 1996 Baseline.

The NEBT will be a large, deep sewer tunnel that will increase the capacity of the Districts sewer system, significantly mitigating the frequency, magnitude, and duration of sewer flooding.

It will also help improve the water quality of the Anacostia River.

The project includes construction of the following elements: Installation of 26,700-foot-long tunnel, 90 to 180 feet below ground, Seven deep shafts, Ventilation control facilities to regulate air flow, Construction of diversion facilities along tunnel alignment, Green infrastructure for 11 sites, 100-year life requirement.

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Energy Efficiency Project in Morocco

The Overall Objective Of The Project Is To Improve Energy Efficiency Of Small And Medium Moroccan Enterprises (SME) And Significantly Reduce Fine GHG Emissions By Removing The Regulatory, Financing, And Informational Barriers That Prevent Activities And Investments In Energy Efficiency And Energy Conservation.

Specific Project Objectives Are To 1) Reduce GHG Emissions Through The Optimization Of Energy Use, And Contribute To Global Environmental Benefits 2) Promote The Development Of Energy Efficiency Techniques In The Industrial Sector By Demonstrating The Financial Benefits Of Energy Savings And Strengthening The Incentive Framework For EE 3) Reduce The Countrys Dependence On Fossil Sources Of Energy And 4) Reduce Energy Cost And Thereby Increase The Competitiveness Of Moroccan Enterprises.

 

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Waterfront Project in United Kingdom

Construction of the First Opening Road Bridge over the River Clyde, Linking Renfrew and Yorker. It Is Expected To Plough 867 Million Into The Local Economy And Create 2,300 New Jobs. The Completed Project And Subsequent Regeneration Has The Potential To Deliver A Significant Economic Boost To The Glasgow City Region.

Current Businesses Will Gain Access to More Customers and Suppliers, While New Companies and Developers Will Be Attracted To Locate To the Regenerated Waterfront.

Communities On Both Sides Of The Clyde Will Benefit From Greatly Improved Access To Their Work, To Education And To Hospitals Through The New Connections, Which Will Also Help Reduce Congestion And Improve Journey Times.

New Roads, Walkways And Cycle Routes Into A 150-Acre Site Next To Glasgow Airport Are Also Included.

Funding For The Project Comes From The 1.13 Billion Glasgow City Deal.

 

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Solar Park in Kenya

The Proposed Lamu Solar Park Is Negotiating A Power-Purchase Agreement With Kenya Power Plc And That The Project Is Expected To Go Live In June 2020. Wartsila Has An Option To Take As Much As A 19.9 Percent Stake In The Lamu Solar Park.

The Cost Of The Solar Park Is Yet To Be Disclosed, But It Costs An Average Of Sh100 Million Per Megawatts To Construct Such Projects Meaning The Contract Is Worth At Least Sh8 Billion.

The Solar Park Come At A Time When Kenya Is Advancing Power Production From Renewable Sources Including Wind And Geothermal As It Cuts Reliance On Expensive Diesel-Powered Plants.

 

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Gas Pipeline Project in Canada

Construction of 750 kilometres underground natural gas pipeline from northeastern Ontario to Saguenay.

The proposed pipeline project, announced by Gazoduq, will be part of a chain delivering natural gas from Alberta to nergie Saguenay, a company that holds a license, from the Office national de lenergie, giving it the go ahead to build a facility that will liquify the gas before exporting it to potential markets in Europe and Asia.

The cost of the pipeline is estimated at $4.5 billion. Combined with the cost to build the plant that will liquify the natural gas (estimated at $9.5 billion) both projects could represent a more than $14-billion investment in the Saguenay region.

The project, announced by Gazoduq is currently in the planning stages with construction scheduled to begin in 2022.

Gazoduq plans to have the pipeline in service by 2024 to coincide with the expected increased world demand for liquified natural gas.

The company stated over the next six months it plans to meet with local and indigenous groups that are concerned with the map the pipeline is expected to follow.

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Organic Bioelectronics in Italy

Organic Bioelectronics Is A Fast-Rising Field Encompassing Organic Electronic Devices That Exhibit Mixed Electronic And Ionic Conductivity. It Represents A Truly Unique Communication Bridge Across The Technology Gap Existing Between The Living Systems And Digital Electronics.

Biosensing Is One of the Most Scientifically and Industrially Promising Application of Organic (Bio) Electronics. It Is Important To Form Young Professionals That Will Be Able To Operate Into This Highly-Interdisciplinary Field, Where Proficiency In Chemistry, Materials Science And Technology, Solid State Physics, Biochemistry, Engineering Is Needed.

Such Curricula Can Be Hardly Constructed Within Institutional Degrees, At Least Not At The Level That Can Be Provided By A European Training Network. The Objective Of Borges Is To Train The Next Generation Of R & Amp D Innovators In Organic Bioelectronics, With The Aim Of Developing Organic Biosensors Up To Demonstration In An End-User Significant Context.

Borges Trainees Will Be Educated With A Holistic Perspective Of The Technology, From Fundamentals And Fabrication, Through Characterization, To Clinical/Research User Scenarios.

Borges Training Will Be Based On I) Acquiring Solid Background In Different Scientific And Technological Fields Ii) Exposing Trainees To Diverse Sectors, From Academia To Technological Research Centers To Industrial Nodes Iii) Fostering The Development Of Transversal Competencies.

The Borges Network Is Composed By 12 Beneficiary Institutions And One Associate Partner. With 4 Non-Academic Nodes, And Research Centers with A Clear Industrial Drive, Borges Ensures Exposure of Its Fellows to A Truly Multisectorial Environment.

The State Of The Art Training Received By Its Fellows In A Rapidly Growing Field With A Strong Socio-Economic Impact Will Fully Qualify Them To Access Novel And Highly Qualified Job Positions, And To Substantially Increase Their Employability And Career Perspectives.

 

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Hydroelectric Plant in Peru

To Build 392-MW Huallaga I hydroelectric plant.

The project is being developed by Central Hidroelectrica Huallaga Hydro, which is part of Madrid-based Grupo Ibereolica Renovables.

Approval does not constitute the granting of other authorizations or permits the company must secure.

The plant would take four years to build and use water from the Huallaga River. Components include a 183-m-high dam and a 10.8 km-long, 6.5-m-diameter water supply tunnel.

The powerhouse will contain three 124-MW Francis turbine-generator units.

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Supply Gas-turbine Equipment in Ecuador

To Supply Gas-turbine equipment for the 20,000-b/d Shushufindi refinery in the northeastern Ecuadorian province of Sucumbios.

As part of the order, Siemens will supply one of its proprietary 8-Mw SGT-300 gas turbine for power generation at the refinery.

The new industrial gas turbine will replace an existing gas turbine installed at the refinery in 1984 manufactured by the Ruston Gas Turbines Co., which Siemens acquired in 2003 as part of a related transaction.

Scheduled for commissioning by year end, the SGT-300 turbine will be manufactured in Siemens Lincoln, UK, factory and packaged and tested at the companys Houston complex. A value of the contract was not disclosed.

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Light Rail Transit Project in United States of America

The Proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit (lrt) Project By The Metropolitan Council Of Minnesota Will Be An Extension Of The Green Line (central Corridor Lrt), Which Is Scheduled To Enter Service In 2014.

The Proposed Lrt Is A 15.8-Mile (25.4km) Line That Will Serve The South-Western Suburban Cities, Including St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka And Eden Prairie.

The $1.25bn Southwest Lrt Project Is Envisioned As Part Of The Development Of Integrated Transit Network In The Region.

While Interlining With The Upcoming Central Corridor Lrt, The Project Will Provide Connections To The Hiawatha Lrt Line, The Northstar Commuter Rail Line And A Variety Of Major Bus Routes.

The Southwest Lrt Project Is Currently In Preliminary Engineering Stage.

Construction Of The Project Is Expected To Start In 2015, With Service Expected To Begin By 2018.

Feasibility Studies Of The Southwest Lrt Project Were Carried Out Between 2002 And 2005.

The Alternatives Analysis Of The Project Was Complete By 2010. The Metropolitan Council Applied In The Same Year To The Federal Transit Administration (fta) For Approval To Begin Preliminary Engineering (pe) Of The Project.

The Fta Granted Approval In September 2011.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (draft Eis) Of The Project Was Released In October 2012.

Preliminary Engineering Of The Project Began In January 2013 With The Hiring Of Consultants.

Fta Is Expected To Issue The Record Of Decision On The Project In 2014, After Which The Final Design Of The Project Will Be Conducted.

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