Monthly Archives: June 2016

Acciona awarded the Works of the metro of Dubai

29/06/2016 source “ABC” It was awarded to the consortium formed by the French Alstom, the Spanish Acciona and Turkish Gulemark the contract to extend the metro from Dubai to the fairgrounds where will take lace the “Expo 2020”. The project is estimated at a total of 2.600 million Euros. The construction project, which has an…

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The IEA says that 66% of new energy demand will come from emerging countries

28/06/2016 source “Expansión” The study “Prospects of Energy Technology 2016”, presented yesterday by Kamal Ben Naceur, responsible of sustainability of the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that currently cities are responsible for about 70% of CO2 emissions, stating that cities in developing countries will account for two-thirds of the increase in energy demand by 2050.…

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Sweden inaugurated the first electric road of the world

23/06/2016 source “Expansión” It was inaugurated near the city of Gävle, in central Sweden, the first electric road of the world. This new road model allows trucks to operate as electric vehicles on the lanes set for this type of circulation and as regular hybrid vehicles in other lanes. Several trucks of Scania experienced this…

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Brazil defend more flexible rules of Mercosur

21/06/2016 source “Folha de São Paulo” The Interim Government of Brazil defended the relaxation of a few rules of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur). According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, José Serra, the country was too tied to the clauses of the customs union of Mercosur. In a ceremony held in São…

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Spanish Ferrovial is in talks to buy 55% of the gas project in Peru

17/06/2016 source “El Confidencial” The Spanish construction and services group Ferrovial is in negotiations to acquire 55% of the project South Peruvian Pipeline (Gasoducto Sur Peruano – GSP). The project, managed by the Brazilian group Odebrecht, is to build and operate about 1,134 kilometers a pipeline that will carry natural gas in southern Peru and…

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Central banks expectants before the results of “Brexit” in the UK

16/06/2016 source “Expansión” The world’s central banks remain expectant before the close of the voting date in the UK to leave the European Union – “Brexit, as is commonly known – and some are preparing for possible instability of the financial market. Analysts from other banks continue to predict that the British will vote to…

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Renewables continue winning the race of prices

14/06/2016 source “América Economía” The latest long-term forecast report issued by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), entitled New Energy Outlook 2016 (NEO) states that although gas and coal prices probably remain probably low, may not prevent the fundamental transformation of the global electric system in the coming decades in renewable sources such as wind or…

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Portuguese plant works 100% with solar energy

13/06/2016 source “DN” The factory of office, geriatric, hospital, school and hotel furniture of Lordelo, Paredes (Portugal), is the first in the world to achieve depending only on itself to have energy resources. Exactly 1485 solar panels, capable of producing, each 400 kilowatts per hour, make of Wood One a pioneering industry worldwide: it is…

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Shell announces millionaire investment in hydrocarbons in Bolivia

09/06/2016 source “América Economía” The Anglo-Dutch company Shell will hold millionaire investments in research and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the regions of Huacareta and Caipipendi (south), Bolivia. The Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Luis Sanchez, said the main purpose of the visit of senior managers of Shell to Bolivia is to ratify their stay…

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Spanish companies received works abroad valued at 11,800 million Euros in 2016

08/06/2016 source “Expansión” The Minister of Public Works, Ana Pastor, said earlier this week, during her speech at the event “Construye España” (Spain Builds), that the Spanish companies have obtained works abroad valued at 11,800 million Euros since the beginning of this year. These new projects of 2016 add to the international work portfolio in…

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Gamesa will expand a wind farm of Elecnor in Jordan

08/06/2016 source “Expansión” Spanish companies Gamesa and Elecnor signed a contract to expand the wind farm of Ma’an (Jordan), in which terms Gamesa will provide seven new turbines of 2 megawatts (MW) each. The “turnkey” projects that Elecnor is building for the Ministry of Energy of Jordania started operating two months ago. After this expansion,…

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Angola LNG resumes sale of liquefied natural gas

07/06/2016 source “MacauHub” The Angola LNG company launched a tender for the sale of the first shipment of liquefied natural gas since the unexpected shutdown of the Soyo unit in April 2014. The information was disclosed by the company in a statement, which also states that the gas has already been loaded in a company…

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Mexico beats Brazil as the first partner in Germany to invest

06/06/2016 source “Financiero” The German ambassador in Mexico, Viktor Eibling, said that at least seven out of ten German companies in the country reiterate their confidence in the Mexican economy, noting that Mexico is one of the best countries in Latin America to invest. According to the words of the diplomat, Mexico is a vital…

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ACS gets a water supply contract in Sri Lanka valued at 97 million Euros

05/06/2016 source “Expansión” Was awarded to the Spanish group ACS – through the consortium formed by its affiliates Makiber, Tedagua and Cobra – a contract to design, build and start up a potable water supply system in Sri Lanka, valued at about 108 million Dollars (96,8 million Euros).   The project comprises the design, construction,…

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OECD: governments should boost spending to avoid “low growth trap”

02/06/2016 source “América Economía” The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) states that the world economy is stagnant in a “low growth trap” and that will grow in 2016 at its slowest pace since the financial crisis for the second consecutive year. With reticent companies when investing and consumers cautious about spending, the world…

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Brazil worsts its recession and GDP falls 5,4%

02/06/2016 source “Expansión” The Brazilian economy, the largest in South America, worsened its recession in the first quarter of the year, with the fall of 5,4% of GDP, compared to the same period of 2015, according to the Brazilian government. Compared with the data from the last quarter of last year, released by the Brazilian…

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