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Where Money Flows, Construction and Infrastructure Trade Follows – Review Critical Power Market Trends and Resources, Generator, Solar, Thermal, Methane Wind Power Sales Leads plus Global Electrical Construction Project News for the week preceding 10/28

What’s Up in Critical Power Use Markets for On-Site Power Generator Renewable Energy as of 10/28/11

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Each week I plan to post information as I see it on the direction of Specific Industry Markets that I believe have a critical need for backup electrical power . Resources for these Industry Markets are also located in alphabetical order within the left hand column of my Blog-Site .

10/28/11 United States — Section 179 Tax Deduction — Remember the last 2 Months of the Year can be great months by selling the advantage of BUY NOW and DEDUCT NOW via Section 179: Section Read Section 179 for 2011 at a glance

10/27/11 United States — EPA vs. R.I.C.E. Generators for Peak-Shaving Programs — Electric cooperatives will get another opportunity to tell the Environmental Protection Agency about the key role small backup generators play in controlling demand for electricity at peak times.

EPA informed NRECA on Oct. 18 that it will reconsider its proposed limitations on the use of reciprocal internal combustion engines, known as RICE units, for peak-shaving programs. The agency said more details about the reconsideration will be forthcoming. NRECA had petitioned EPA in October 2010 to reconsider a provision in the RICE rules which it said would curtail the use of small generators for important load-reduction programs at many co-ops — Electric Co-op Today: Read More

10/27/11 United States — Geothermal Markets — Now a new Geothermal Study viewable on Google Earth reveals that some of the hottest regions for future geothermal development are in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. The study indicates opportunities for more U.S. businesses to start up or expand operations. The study was funded by Google’s philanthropic branch, in partnership with Southern Methodist University (SMU) — Triple Pundit: Read More

10/27/11 United States — The US economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.5% in the third quarter of this year, according to figures from the US Commerce Department — BBC — Read More

10/26/11 Brazil, South America — Sewer Water Market — The provision of water and sanitation services by private companies in Brazil could triple by 2020, the president of national water and sewerage concessionaires association Abcon, Paulo Roberto de Oliveira, told BNamericas — Business News Americas: Read More

10/25/11 Africa — What will Africa be like in 2060? — What does the future hold for Africa in 50 years’ time? The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the French Agency for Development (AFD) has been looking far into the future to explore what the continent will be like in 2060. They have looked at population trends, economic trends and challenges, climate change, natural resources and the prospects for African integration — AfDB: Read More — Download 74 page PDF Report prepared by the AfDB: Africa in 50 Years’ Time – The Road towards Inclusive Growth

10/24/11 Global — Ranking of World Economies — The International Finance Corporation and World Bank released a report on the ease of doing business. Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 – 183. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

This index averages the country’s percentile rankings on 10 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. The rankings for all economies are benchmarked to June 2011 — IFC/World Bank: View Ranking for Your Country

10/21/11 Global — G20 Development Conference in Paris France: Solutions for a New World — C’est au Centre de conférences ministériel que s’est tenue, le 21 octobre 2011 à Paris, la Conférence de haut niveau sur le développement, avec comme thème. G20 Développement. des solutions pour un nouveau monde. Quatre ateliers, notamment sur la sécurité alimentaire, avec comme rapporteur Pierre Jacquet, économiste en chef de l’AFD, l’investissement dans les infrastructures, qui a vu la participation de Dov Zerah, DG de l’AFD, la protection sociale pour tous, et les financements innovants, ont animé cette journée, après la cérémonie d’ouverture présidée par le Président de la République — AFD: Lire la Suite en français

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News Articles about Businesses, Cities, Counties and/or Countries discussing the Purchase of a Generator, Methane, Solar, Thermal or Wind Power System – 10/28/11

Where possible Company or Agency Names are Hyperlinked, so you may review contact information. You can locate City and County Websites under “Governmental Market Resources” and “Yellow Pages Worldwide” on my: Blog Site from there you can navigate to each Purchasing Department and possible Contacts.

To translate pages into other languages try Bablefish or Google Translate. Eventually I will have a translation tool bar for everyone.

10/28/11 Accra, Ghana, Western Africa — The Accra Abattoir Company Limited (AACL) has reviewed its strategy under which GH₵2.8 million has been earmarked by shareholders to implement an action plan to make the company more competitive to lead the meat industry in Ghana. Dr Osei Agyeman-Bonsu, the Board Chairman of AACL, said the AACL would also construct Biogas System to replace the waste management to reduce the cost of gas as well as electrical generator to provide business continuity and also procure and install cold storage facility — GNA: Read More

10/28/11 Lake Wales, FL — If all goes well, the city could have a fire station by Eagle Ridge Mall this year. Plans would also include a garage large enough for one fire engine and a rescue unit/medical truck and a back-up generator in case of disaster — News Chief: Read More

10/27/11 Aliceville, AL — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley spoke at the groundbreaking event Oct. 25 for Westervelt Renewable Energy’s new pellet mill in Aliceville, emphasizing the facility’s contribution to job growth and the multiplier effect those new jobs will have on families in the community. The Westervelt Co . is a sustainable forest management conservation practices organization, and is also constructing a 7-megawatt biomass power plant at its sawmill in nearby Hale County — BioMass Power Thermal: Read More

10/27/11 Catawba County, NC — Permits issued by Catawba County show that Apple . the computer titan has been approved to reshape the slope of some of the 171 acres of vacant land it owns on Startown Road, opposite the data center, to prepare for building a solar farm — Charlotte Observer: Read More

10/27/11 Clackamas County, OR — The Clackamas River Water board approved two measures to expedite the process to install a new emergency generator at its treatment plant — The Oregonian: Read More

10/27/11 Dobrogea, Romania, Southeastern Europe — The EBRD is considering providing an A/B loan of up to € 92 million to finance the construction and operation of 80 MW Chirnogeni wind farm located in Dobrogea region. The construction is expected to start at the beginning of 2012,and full commissioning is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2013. EPGE is the developer of the Chirnogeni wind project, and a member company of the Paraskevaides Group based in Cyprus. — EBRD: Read More

10/27/11 Edgar Springs, MO — Phelps County’s Public Water Supply District No. 1’s water system improvement project was made possible by a $140,000 grant from USDA Rural Development and a $650,000 low-interest loan. System improvements include construction of an additional storage facility, installation of a number of parallel lines, the addition of well controls, the purchase of a backup generator, and fencing for the well and tank areas — The Rolla Daily News: Read More

10/27/11 Knox County, KY — Knox Fiscal Court agreed to provide an electric generator to the city hall, including the fire department and the Barbourville Utility Commission — Times-Tribune: Read More

10/27/11 Munster, IN — A ground breaking ceremony has been held for a landfill gas to energy project at the Centennial Park Landfill in Munster, Indiana. In partnership with Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Indiana based energy holding company Vectren Corporation, the Munster Redevelopment Commission recently approved development of this $4.3 million beneficial-use electric generation project. The project includes a GE Jenbacher engine/generator which fuelled by landfill gas from the municipally owned landfill site. The project is expected to produce approximately 1.1 MW of electricity — Waste Management World: Read More

10/27/11 Newport News, VA — Newport News looks at using food waste for fuel, fertilizer. Reed Fowler, the city’s public works director said the city is also considering purchasing an electric generator for the methane gas captured by the food waste. The power generated by methane could be used to eliminate electric bills at the composting facility, and potentially sell electricity back to the power company. The methane gas could also be used to help heat Mary Passage Middle School and the new Stoney Run Community Center, using the city’s new waste-to-energy plant — Daily Press: Read More

10/27/11 Russia — The EBRD is considering a RUB 8 billion loan to OJSC RusHydro to finance balance sheet restructuring of OJSC Energy Systems of the Far East (ESV). Proceeds of the Loan will be used to optimize ESV balance sheet through refinancing of existing short term debt. The transaction will allow the Bank to engage with RusHydro on restructuring of the Far East energy system and facilitate completion of the power sector reform in Russia with a Total Project Cost of RUB 20 billion — EBRD: Read More

10/27/11 Shippensburg, PA — A Shippensburg area dairy is expected to be producing electricity from its manure within a year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it is helping to fund a $1.3 million bio-digester on Hard Earned Acres . 1317 Ritner Highway — Public Opinion: Read More

10/27/11 Sindh Province, Pakistan, Southern Asia — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a loan to help fund the first privately owned wind farm in Pakistan . Zorlu Enerji Electrik Uretim will use the $36.8 million loan to install more wind turbines at the farm, raising power output from the current 6 megawatts (MW) to a total of 56.4 MW. The farm is located in southern Sindh province, 100 kilometers northeast of Pakistan’s commercial hub of Karachi — ADB: Read More

10/27/11 Taylors Falls, MN — Another matter needing fairly quick attention is the replacement of the generator for Lift Station #1. Mike Kriz, city public works superintendent, reported to council the unit burned out in July. Since that time the wastewater lift station facility has lost power two times.

To avoid spillage into the river the city then has to hire a pumper truck to remove the accumulation, which is costly. The generator needing replacement is 29 years old — Chisago County Press: Read More

10/27/11 Tinton Falls, NJ — Touted as one of the largest solar fams in the Northeast, work on the 100-acre clean energy project in Tinton Falls along Shafto Road will begin in earnest on Friday with a ground breaking ceremony. The $80 million privately-funded project can be accessed at Tormee Drive, and will boast 85,000 ground mounted panels that will generate 19.88 mega watts, according to a release from the borough. Tinton Falls Solar Farm, LLC, a subsidiary of Zongyi Solar America Co. Ltd. purchased the property from Clean Jersey Solar for $5.55 million, or $57,000 per acre, according to the CoStar Group Web site — Holmdel Patch: Read More

10/27/11 Western United States — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today made public a supplement to the federal plan to facilitate responsible utility-scale solar development on public lands in six western states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah — BLM: Read More

10/26/11 Colts Neck Township, NJ — Township Administrator Bob Bowden presented options to the committee in regard to a generator. The options included obtaining a generator which would supply power to keep the entire building lit as it would be lit under normal circumstances; obtaining a generator that would provide enough electricity to keep town hall’s sump pumps running; or tapping into the police department’s generator — News Transcript: Read More

10/26/11 East Longmeadow, MA — The Community Development Advisory Committee plans to work with officials in Agawam to submit a request for a $900,000 Community Development Block Grant. If the communities are approved they will split the grant evenly, leaving each community with $450,000. Proposed projects include $186,000 for housing rehabilitation, $82,00 for a back-up power generator for the senior center, $78,000 for Housing Authority Improvements, $44,000 for an Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan, which Hellyer said the town desperately needs, and $60,000 for general administration — The Republican: Read More

10/26/11 Jenkins County, GA — The Jenkins County Fire Department has been approved for a $42,500 grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to be used to purchase a portable generator — The Millen News: Read More

10/26/11 Kingston, MA — State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey and other high-ranking state and local officials gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking event at the site for the new $2.5 million, 120’tall, 100kW, wind turbine project, just north of the Kingston MBTA commuter rail station. The construction contract for the wind turbine was awarded to SPS New England in August. Construction is to begin immediately — Patriot Ledger: Read More

10/26/11 Meaford, Ontario, Canada — Meaford council has given chief administrative officer Frank Miele the green light to prepare an agreement with Belize-based Partners Energy Group (PEG) to build a $46 million waste-to-energy facility on municipally owned property. Miele tried to reassure councillors that although the initial proposal calls for a 10 megawatt facility to be located on municipally owned land, the design of the system would allow for a smaller project with three or four megawatt generating capacity that could expand as the need grows — The Sun Times: Read More

10/26/11 St. Charles, LA — Bids for a new St. Charles Parish community center have come in about $1 million over budget and parish officials are waiting to see bids for an emergency operations center deciding on whether to expand the size of the center and add a generator — The Times-Picayune: Read More

10/25/11 Crown Point, IN — City officials awarded a contract Tuesday for a $1 million sewer system renovation project to the Chicago Heights, Ill. firm Gaskill Walton Construction Co. The project includes installing two new, larger pumps at the Willow Tree lift station, replacing pumps at the Broadway and Madison Street lift stations and adding new backup generators at lift stations at Union and Ann streets and at Jackson and Clark streets — NWI Times: Read More

10/25/11 Lagos, Nigeria, Western Africa — Sparkle Energy has said it planned to build a $10 billion 4000 Gas-fired Power Plant called Sparkle Power Plant, which is to become the largest gas-fired power plant in Nigeria. Making the disclosure in a document made available to THISDAY, Groot Property Group Ltd said it floated the firm (Sparkle Energy) in partnership with some prominent Nigerian entrepreneurs and scholars based in the United States, and a Nigerian consortium for the development of the power project. The company said the project, with a construction budget of $10 billion was designed to sufficiently power up to 5 million homes in Nigeria — This Day Live: Read More

10/25/11 Roanoke, VA — Roanoke-based Fountain Quail Water Management LLC announced Tuesday that it has developed a new portable system for treating the wastewater created during the oil and gas drilling process. The Rover system can fit on a 30-foot by 55-foot area and runs off generator power if utility access is not available, the company said in a news release — Dallas Business Journal: Read More

10/25/11 Wareham, MA — A Generator at $40,000 for the Police Department was up for a vote Monday — GateHouse News Service: Read More

10/25/11 Wooster, OH — The state Controlling Board has signed off on more than $1.2 million for parks improvement projects, including two in Ashland and Holmes counties. In other business Monday, lawmakers released $16,500 for improvements at Fisher Auditorium at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. According to documents, This project will include the addition or renovation of the fire alarm systems, emergency exit lighting systems, chemical fume hoods and emergency generator systems in the Research Services Building, Gerlaugh Hall, Physical Plant, Selby Hall and Williams Hall, as well as elevator upgrades in Gerlaugh Hall and Williams Hall, among other improvements — The Daily-Record: Read More

10/24/11 Dighton, MA — With a total of 134 voters in attendance, Dighton decided through a Special Town Meeting on Monday to affirm two preliminary steps toward the construction of a proposed new police station. Some notable passing votes included a request for $35,000 from free cash to replace a fire station generator — Taunton Daily Gazette: Read More

10/24/11 New Bedford, MA — The city of New Bedford, Mass. has announced plans to install solar panels at up to 20 city properties—schools, municipal buildings and land parcels—as part of a $40 million initiative that will ultimately generate 10 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1,500 homes — Energy Boom: Read More

10/24/11 Stewart Island, New Zealand, South Pacific — New Zealand-based Tangaroa Energy said the $312,000 grant it received from the Government this month would be used on a year-long trial of a Langlee E1 – a floating structure that uses horizontal wave movements to harness the ocean’s energy – with a 20kW generator — The Southland Times: Read More

10/23/11 Brasher Falls, NY — The St. Lawrence Central School District Superintendent Stephen M. Putman told school board members that now was the time to act in case Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo changes the way projects are funded.

The proposed project includes removing 1950s-era steam lines and heating units in the original building and replacing them with more energy-efficient hot water units. Diesel electric generators would be replaced with a natural gas electric generator used for “peak shaving” of electricity demand when school is in session, and which can also be used as an emergency generator — Watertown Daily Times: Read More

10/23/11 Dallas Borough, PA — Council Authorized Manager Tracey Carr to solicit proposals to repair or replace a back-up generator for the municipal building — The Dallas Post: Read More

10/23/11 East Amwell Township, NJ — A proposal to install a backup generator at the municipal building to make sure it could operate during a power failure is being mulled by the Township Committee. The budgetary number for a 125-kilowatt generator came just under $88,000, he said, adding that a generator of that size would power the entire building, including lights, heat and air-conditioning — Hunterdon County Democrat: Read More

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News Articles about Business and Governmental Construction Projects or Expansion Plans normally requiring Backup Emergency Generators or Alternative Energy Power Systems as of 10/28/11

I believe all of these projects selected have a critical demand for backup electrical power systems. They may require an Anaerobic Digester, Bio-Fuel System, Diesel or Gas Generator, Electrical Distribution Components, Methane, Solar, Thermal, or Wind Power Systems. Scroll through the list in a descending order by date, then alphabetical order by City, State and Country for those projects of interest to you.

Where possible Company or Agency Names are Hyperlinked, so you may look up contact information. You can locate any Business anywhere under “ Yellow Pages Worldwide ” and locate City and County Websites under ‘Governmental Market Resources on my: Blog Site from there you can navigate to each Purchasing Department and possible Contacts.

To translate pages into other languages try Bablefish or Google Translate. Eventually I will have a translation tool bar for everyone.

10/28/11 Bridgetown, Barbados, Caribbean Islands — A decision has been made to construct a new general hospital in Barbados. This revelation was made yesterday by Minister of Health Donville Inniss as he outlined some of the challenges facing the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and policy decisions that are being put in place to improve the public health care system in Barbados. While not being able to give exact figures, the Minister stated that in general, a 600-room facility could cost in excess of $800 million — The Barbados Advocate: Read More

10/28/11 Bilbao, Spain, Southwestern Europe — Inbisa Construcción diseñará y rehabilitará la nueva sede del Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) de Bilbao, situada en la Alameda Mazarredo, que duplica el espacio de la actual ubicación en el Parque Tecnológico de Zamudio (Bizkaia). Los trabajos, con un importe aproximado de 1.250.000 euros, incluyen la completa demolición interior de las actuales instalaciones y la realización de nuevas particiones, revestimientos e instalaciones — Finanzas: Lea Más en Español

10/28/11 Blumenau, Brazil — Brazilian construction companies Escave Bahia and SulBrasil have kicked off a 320mn-real (US$190mn) sanitation project in Santa Catarina state’s Blumenau city, Antonio Carlos Brandão de Alencar, COO of city water utility Foz do Brasil, told BNamericas — Business News Americas: Read More

10/28/11 Darby Township, DE — On Thursday, officials gathered in the rain for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of the new $1.2 Million Municipal Animal Shelter at the Delaware County Emergency Service Training Center in Darby Township — The Inquirer: Read More

10/28/11 Elizabethtown, KY — Gov. Steve Beshear and others participated in a traditional Indian groundbreaking ceremony for the new company, Flex Films . The company is based in India and produces specialty films and holographic materials for packaging and printing machines. The first phase of the project will be operational by the end of 2012 and includes an 180,000 square foot facility — WDRB: Read More

10/28/11 Gulf of Mexico, USA — Status of Drilling Permits Subject to Enhanced Safety and Environmental Requirements in the Gulf of Mexico — BSEE: Read Daily Updated Information

10/28/11 Hollister, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College officials announced Thursday during a groundbreaking ceremony at its new Table Rock Campus that the Robert W. Plaster Foundation has made a “significant, seven-figure” gift to the college. the four-story 60,000-square-foot building to be constructed on the Table Rock Campus will be named the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center — Branson Tri-Lakes News: Read More

10/28/11 Hueytown, AL — Friday, generations of Concord residents gathered at one of the oldest schools in Jefferson County to mark a new beginning for the community in a ground-taking ceremony for the new 68,000 square-foot Concord Elementary School that will open next fall — The Birmingham News: Read More

10/28/11 Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region, Ukraine, Eastern Europe — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting one of Ukraine’s major machine-building companies through a US$ 79 million loan for the modernisation of its entire production complex. Public JSC EnergoMashSpetsStal (EMSS) produces custom-made parts for wind and nuclear power generation units, the steel industry and shipbuilding. By upgrading all its major production facilities and processes, EMSS will significantly improve its operational efficiency and competitiveness, as well as reduce its energy consumption per production unit by nearly 25 per cent — EBRD: Read More

10/28/11 Londrina, Brazil — US flash memory card producer Sandisk (Nasdaq: SNDK) is planning an 80mn-real investment (US$47mn) over eight years to set up manufacturing facilities in Brazil’s Paraná state, according to press reports — Business News Americas: Read More

10/28/11 St. Cloud State University, MN — St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter III was joined Thursday by Gov. Mark Dayton to kick off construction of the $44.8 million Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility — SC Times: Read More

10/27/11 Bangladesh, Southern Asia — Bangladesh and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have forged a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for 2011-2015 which includes a resource investment program of around $4.5 billion. ADB’s support will be focused on six sectors: energy; transport; urban development; education; agriculture and natural resources; and finance. In the energy sector, ADB will aim to enhance access to power, to improve energy efficiency, and to develop a policy and regulatory setting conducive to private sector participation.

In transport, ADB’s assistance will be targeted at better road and railway infrastructure for fostering higher growth, and support for environment-friendly modes of transport. In the urban sector, ADB will seek to expand sustainable safe water supply and sanitation, to reform selected municipal water supply providers, and to improve the legal and regulatory framework of the urban water sector. To ease urban congestion and overcrowding, ADB will help develop satellite towns and promote sustainable urban transport — ADB: Read More

10/27/11 Boston, MA — A groundbreaking ceremony was scheduled today for a new $75 million outpatient center at 800 Huntington Ave. for the Massachusetts Eye Ear Infirmary — Boston Business Journal: Read More

10/27/11 Brazil, South America — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing an innovative $50 million partial credit guarantee to a longstanding IFC client, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A., to support the development of infrastructure in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Across the region, demand for infrastructure investment and construction has grown significantly, but the availability of surety bond insurance has not kept up. In response, IFC has designed an innovative partial-credit-guarantee facility under which the $50 million guarantee will allow Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. to obtain up to $250 million in surety bonds, directly supporting up to $2 billion in construction contracts in such sectors as power, water, roads, ports, airports, and irrigation — IFC: Read More

10/27/11 Indiantown, FL — The Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of another project to restore the Everglades. The Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Storm Water Treatment Area groundbreaking ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Oct.

28 near 20654 SW Citrus Blvd. Indiantown. The C-44 project includes the construction of a 3,400-acre above-ground reservoir and a pump station and a 6,300-acre storm water treatment area — TC Palm: Read More

10/27/11 Iraq, Middle East — HSBC has signed a $24m medium term facility to finance telecommunications equipment and systems supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks — one of the world’s leading telecommunications equipment suppliers — to Asiacell, a mobile operator in Iraq. The equipment and services supported by this financing will allow Asiacell to continue to upgrade the quality of services it provides to customers across Iraq as well as to accommodate ongoing growth in subscriber numbers to the Asiacell network — AME Info: Read More

10/27/11 Lake Valley, NV — Titan Energy Ltd. Perth, formerly Westralian Gas Power Ltd., has acquired 17,000 acres of prospective shale properties in Nevada at a Bureau of Land Management lease sale in Reno — Oil Gas Journal: Read More

10/27/11 Luleå, Sweden, Northern Europe — Facebook is heading to Swedish Lapland. Temperatures in the city of Lulea, in the north-east of the country, make it the perfect location for the social media giant’s first non-US data centre. The facility will process data from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

It will cover 30,000 square metres. The new centre will be powered primarily by renewable energy and will require 70% less generator power — BBC: Read More

10/27/11 Manahawkin, NJ — Meridian and Southern Ocean Medical Center leaders donned hard hats and lifted shovels to officially kick off the construction of the $20 million dollar expansion project. Our new Emergency Department will be the largest building project in the history of the Medical Center and when it opens in 2013, emergency care for the Southern Ocean community will be raised to a new level, says President Joseph P. Coyle — Asbury Park Press: Read More

10/27/11 Pacific Northwest, North America — Two Pacific Northwest shipyards, Dakota Creek Industries . Anacortes, Wash. and Seaspan Shipyards . North Vancouver, British Columbia, snagged big government contracts last week — Work Boat/Buls Eye: Read Article by Bruce Buls

10/27/11 Palo Alto, CA — Construction is expected to begin in January on a new $6.3 million, two-story classroom building at Fairmeadow Elementary School — Palo Alto Online News: Read More

10/27/11 Pernambuco, Brasil, South America — Volkswagen AG is negotiating with Brazilian authorities to build a 2 billion dollars factory in Brazil — the latest foreign automaker looking to raise local output after a tax increase on imported cars — Merco Press: Read More

10/27/11 Sere Upington, South Africa — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project: The Eskom Renewables Support Project loan of $US 250 Million, that aims to help implement the pioneering and innovative Upington concentrating solar power and Sere wind power plants in South Africa — The World Bank: Read More

10/27/11 Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will provide a loan of up to $3 million for Fundación José María Covelo to establish credit lines that will enable as many as 6,000 Central American families in isolated rural communities with no access to the electricity grid to buy solar power systems. The project will also provide technical assistance to develop dedicated microfinance instruments to finance the purchase of solar photovoltaic systems tailored for household use in Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. It will support the development of a network of solar power suppliers that promote the use of solar systems through community-based methodologies, as well as provide quality post-sales service and maintenance, including a program to recycle rechargeable batteries and training and dissemination on how to best use such systems — IDB: Read More

10/27/11 Trinidad Tobago, Caribbean Islands — Trinidad and Tobago will improve environmental conditions and the efficiency of the national Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) with a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today. The operation will target a number of malfunctioning or abandoned wastewater treatment plants in three sub-catchments draining in the Caroni River Basin, in a densely populated area known as the East-West Corridor — IDB: Read More

10/26/11 Austin, TX — White Lodging . Austin’s largest hotel developer and operator of 20 hotels in the Austin market, broke ground today on a 296-room Hyatt Place hotel, which is slated to open in Spring 2013 and will be a joint venture with an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation . One of the fastest growing independent hospitality, development and management companies in the country, White Lodging recently celebrated the addition of its 157th hotel and has an ambitious growth plan to add an additional 60 properties—including the 1,003 room Marriott Convention Hotel—to their management portfolio by the end of 2015 — Hospitality Industry: Read More

10/26/11 Altamira, Mexico, Central America — Será en Marzo de 2012 cuando DuPont inicie la construcción de la segunda planta o línea de producción, indicó José Piñeyro Gómez, director de operaciones de la planta. En este proyecto se invertirán 500 millones de dólares y se generarán 200 empleos permanentes y mil 500 adicionales durante la etapa de la construcción — Milenio: Lea Más en Español

10/26/11 Columbus, GA — The $110 million renovation and construction project at St. Francis Hospital will benefit the community before the work is finished, said a vice president with the construction company working on the project. After Tuesday’s ground-breaking ceremony, Tracy Hunt, vice president of operations for project contractor Skanska USA . said that at times there will be 350-400 workers on site and that 95 percent of those will be local people. There will be approximately 40 sub-contractors used — Ledger-Enquirer: Read More

10/26/11 Edgeworth, PA — Esmark Inc. is breaking ground on a $9 million, class A office building that will serve as its global headquarters as well as provide some spec space for the market — CityBiz/Pittsburg Real Estate: Read More

10/26/11 El Paso, TX — The role of the North American Development Bank (NADB) in the development and financing of renewable energy projects in the U.S.-Mexico border region will be highlighted at the U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum XVIII to be held October 27 28, 2011 in El Paso, Texas — NADB: Read More

10/26/11 Juárez, Mexico, Central America — Después de casi dos años de que la ciudad perdió su Central de Bomberos, cuando el entonces alcalde José Reyes Ferriz ordenó su demolición para la fallida edificación de la Plaza Santa Fe, ayer las autoridades municipales dieron el banderazo de la construcción de las nuevas instalaciones que serán sustancialmente mejoradas, con una inversión total de 38 millones — Norte Digital: Lea Más en Español

10/26/11 Keathley Canyon, Gulf of Mexico — The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today approved a drilling permit, originally submitted by BP in January 2011, for a new well in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The proposed exploratory well is part of BP’s Kaskida prospect located in the Gulf’s Keathley Canyon map area approximately 246 miles south of Lafayette, LA in 6,034 feet water depth. In addition to meeting the bureau’s rigorous standards, BSEE verified that BP has met the additional standards it volunteered to adhere to in July 2011. These voluntary standards include: the use of blind shear rams and a casing shear ram on subsea blowout preventers (BOPs); third party verification of BOP testing and maintenance; and laboratory testing of cement slurries — BSEE: Read More

10/26/11 Licking County, OH — The Licking County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to seek a general contractor for a new 911 call center. Jeff Walker, director of the Licking County Emergency Management Agency, said the initial estimate for the renovation project is $1.5 million — Newark Advocate: Read More

10/26/11 Montevideo, Uruguay, South America — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved additional funding of $42.8 million for the Urban Sanitation Program IV in Uruguay’s capital of Montevideo, which will improve the quality of life of some 40,000 people.The program also will enhance environmental quality in the Bay of Montevideo and the beaches west of the city and protect the quality of restored beaches in the eastern zone. The project includes construction and rehabilitation of sewer and storm drainage works, construction of a disposal system in the west zone to replace the system of multiple raw sewage discharges into the Bay of Montevideo — IDB: Read More

10/26/11 Porto Real, Brasil, South America — O grupo automotivo francês PSA Peugeot Citroën anunciou hoje que vai investir a um ritmo anual de R$ 575 milhões no período de 2012 a 2015 para dobrar a capacidade produtiva de sua fábrica em Porto Real – no sul do Rio de Janeiro -, além de desenvolver novos produtos das duas marcas — Econõmico Valor: Leia mais em Português

10/26/11 Pudahuel, Chile, South America — Cial Alimentos Invertirá US$100 Millones en Construcción de Nueva Planta. La construcción de una nueva planta y un centro de distribución es el proyecto que ingresó a tramitación ambiental la firma Cial Alimentos –ligada a la familia Kassis, que elabora productos bajo marcas como La Preferida, San Jorge, JK y Winter–, que requerirá una inversión aproximada de US$100 millones — Estrategia: Lea Más en Español

10/26/11 Tehachapi, CA — Tehachapi’s new hospital moved a step closer to ground-breaking with the adoption of a resolution by the board of directors of the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District on Oct. 19. — Tehachapi News: Read More

10/26/11 United States — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is funding anaerobic digester projects in eight states to encourage renewable energy production, reduce energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and farm-based pollution. The announcement was made on the Secretary’s behalf by Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager during a trip to Wisconsin — USDA — Read List of Grants and Loans by Company/Farm Name

10/25/11 Arlington, VA — A 322,000-square-foot build-to-suit office project for The Boeing Co . by developer Monument Realty is set for takeoff after clearing a final series of hurdles last week — CoStar Group: Read More

10/25/11 Bahia, Alagoas, Rio de Janeiro Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, South America — The BNDES approved a credit limit of R$ 2.46 billion for Braskem S.A. Funds are earmarked to support the investment plan of the petrochemical company in the states of Bahia, Alagoas, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul. The plan includes investments for the 2011-2013 period, amounting to R$ 4.27 billion, with implementation, expansion and modernization of assets, acquisition of machinery and equipment, as well as social, environmental, technology and innovation investments — BNDES: Read More

10/25/11 Denton, MD — Denton Corporate officials joined Monday with the Caroline County Commissioners, Denton council members and others to break ground at the site of the Denton Wal-Mart Supercenter on Legion Road about a mile from Maryland Route 404 — The Star Democrat/My Weekly Biz: Read More

10/25/11 Fort Myers, FL — A biorefinery under construction at the Algenol Biofuels Inc. research center south of Fort Myers is expected to produce up to 100,000 gallons of fuel-grade ethanol a year. Algenol announced Tuesday that foundations and footings are being built on 36 acres south of its research facility, located north of Alico Road on Lee Road — Fort Myers News Press: Read More

10/25/11 Houston, TX — With a lead tenant in-hand, Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) plans to begin construction of 3 Waterway Square Place, a 192,000-square-foot nine-story office building proposed in the Waterway Square District of The Woodlands Town Center. The Woodlands Development Company . acquired by Howard Hughes in June, expects to complete the building at Lake Robbins Drive and Woodloch Forest Drive in early 2013 — CoStar Group: Read More

10/25/11 Izmir, Turkey, Southwestern Asia — A ceremony laying the foundations of a petrochemical complex Petkim . in which the Azerbaijan State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) . has a share, took place today in the Turkish city of Izmir. The amount of investment needed to build the oil refinery will hit $5.5 billion. and the total capacity, 10 million tons. Oil products produced at the plant will be used to meet Petkim and the Turkish domestic market’s needs, as well as countries of the Mediterranean region — Trend: Read More

10/25/11 Leningrad, Russia — Kraft Foods Inc. said it would invest more than $100 million into its Russian coffee plant until 2015 to double production and meet growing demand for the beverage in the fast-growing market. The move comes a week after Nestle . the world’s biggest food group, completed an extension of its coffee plant in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region, which now has become its biggest soluble coffee factory in Europe — Chicago Business/Reuters: Read More

10/25/11 Moldova, Eastern Europe — The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) extended its first USD 10 million loan to Moldindconbank in Moldova. The proceeds of the loan will be used by Moldindconbank to finance eligible Moldovan small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — BSTDB: Read More

10/25/11 Plainview, AL — DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency Director Anthony Clifton initially reported in the DeKalb County Commission meeting on Tuesday there had been no activity regarding the Safe Room Grant, but at about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, he was notified via email by the state EMA the grant had been approved and almost $622,000 is obligated for the project — Times-Journal: Read More

10/25/11 Querétaro, Mexico, Central America — Con una inversión cercana a los 100 millones de dólares, Eurocopter arranca la construcción de sus nuevas instalaciones de producción de aeroestructuras y componentes en el estado de Querétaro — El Sol de San Luis: Lea Más en Español

10/25/11 West Orange, NJ — Golda Och Academy is seeking approval by the West Orange Zoning Board for a $6 Million expansion of its lower campus on Gregory Avenue in West Orange — Livingston Patch: Read More

10/24/11 Bolivia, South America — Bolivia will improve its drinking water, sanitation and wastewater treatment services in rural communities and small towns with a $20 million grant from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean (SFW) and a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for $20 million. The operation will build new water and sanitation systems as well as expand and improve existing ones. As a result, 11,200 households in rural Bolivia will be equipped with new water connections and individual sanitation solutions. Bolivia’s small towns are also set to benefit from the program, with an additional 9,800 households receiving access to water and 9,600 new sewer connections installed by project completion — IDB: Read More

10/24/11 Havana, Cuba, Caribbean Islands — Cuban Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca underlined the crucial role of foreign investment for the development of Cuban Special Development Zones”. He particularly highlighted the importance of the port of Mariel expansion (50 kilometres west of Havana), where a Special Development Zone is being created, and golf real estate projects. The Cuban government apparently plans to locate the golf resorts in special development zone.

So far Brazil has supplied 300 million dollars of the promised 600 million, for the construction of a 700 metres long dock plus a railway and highway linking Mariel with Havana. The docks, cold storage and deposits plus the dredging of an access canal are being undertaken by the Brazilian corporation Odebrecht and a Cuban construction company — Merco Press: Read More

10/24/11 Mali, Uganda and Rwanda — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved funds totaling USD $124.3 million for ground-breaking ‘Centers of Excellence’ in higher education in Mali, Uganda and Rwanda. The CoEs receiving the funds are the Mulago Teaching Hospital in Kampala, Uganda (USD 88.8 million), the Bamako Digital Complex in Mali (USD 22.5 million) and Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (USD 13 million). The Mulago project is funded jointly by the AfDB’s ‘soft loan’ arm, the African Development Fund and the AfDB’s Nigeria Trust Fund. The funds for the Bamako complex and the Carnegie Mellon University initiative are sourced from the African Development Fund — AfDB: Read More

10/24/11 Nazca, Ica, Peru, South America — Montreal-based Dynacor Gold Mines Inc. announced Monday that it plans to build a second gold ore processing plant located on the Pan American Highway south of Nazca, Ica, central Peru, with an investment of US$4.48 million — Andina: Read More

10/24/11 Newfoundland Labrador, Canada — The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador — Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development announces the Shellfish Aquaculture Working Capital Fund. Receive a loan of up to $250,000 for your commercially licensed blue mussel or scallop shellfish farm or business with an historic attachment to the primary processing of mussels — Enterprise Canada: Read More

10/24/11 New York, NY — Rose Associates said Monday that it has closed a $125 million loan funded by the issuance of bonds provided by the New York State Housing Finance Agency that will facilitate the construction of The Larstrand, a 20 story apartment building at Broadway and 77th St in Manhattan — City Biz/New York Real Estate: Read More

10/24/11 Norte Chico, Chile, South America — proposed 570km transmission line set for Chile’s regions II and III, seen by many as the first step toward the interconnection of the central SIC and northern SING power grids, would offer an important solution to the power needs of the country’s mining sector, according to the managing director of industry association Generadoras de Chile, Rene Muga. European power giant IPR-GDF Suez submitted an EIA for the double-circuit transmission line running from Mejillones in region II to the city of Copiapó in region III in July. The firm hopes the line could begin operations by 2014, with investment in the project slated to reach some US$500mn — Business News Americas: Read More

10/24/11 Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America — Volkswagen-owned truck and bus maker MAN will invest US$570 million in Brazil from 2012 to 2016 as it aims to double production in Latin America’s largest market, local media reported Saturday — The China Post: Read More

10/24/11 Tempe, AZ — The expansion of a Tempe portable generator manufacturer will create hundreds of jobs and bring millions of dollars in investment to Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday. Clear Energy Systems said it plans to purchase or build a 130,000-square-foot facility in either Phoenix or Tempe to launch a new, “green” one-megawatt generator that uses natural gas or biogas, which is produced by fermenting organic waste — Cronkite News: Read More

10/23/11 Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa — The Housing Development Project Office under the City Administration has received a 4.4 billion Br loan from the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) for the construction of 43,000 condominium houses this year. The condominium housing planned for this year is the largest undertaken by the project office in a year. They will be constructed on 10 different sites in the city, including Jemo, Semit. Yeka, Ayat Road and Bashawolde Chilot sites according to the Housing Development Plan of the office for the year.

The construction project will be done at a total cost of 5.6 billion Br. The loan in addition to the 1.2 billion Br left over from the last fiscal year is to be used, Befekadu Aseffa, deputy manager of the project office told Fortune — Addis Fortune: Read More

10/23/11 Cairo, Egypt, Northern Africa — Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company . an international leader in sustainable development, signed a contract with Consolidated Contractors Company today with a total worth of more than $543.8m for its projects in Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh. The contract allots $464.3m to the company’s Nile Corniche project in Cairo and $79.5m to its coastal resort project in Sharm El Sheikh — AME Info: Read More

10/23/11 Moquegua District, Peru, South America — Australian mineral exploration company Metminco Limited has intersected mineralization from surface to vertical depths of about 2000 meters from drilling at Los Calatos copper and molybdenum project in Peru. The company said that the results are confirming the project as world class. Five drill rigs are currently operating on site with a further drill rig being requested in order to expedite the completion of the Phase 3 drill program — Andina: Read More

10/22/11 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa — ABB . a leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around USD 26 million from the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), the national power utility, to extend and upgrade four existing transmission substations in the central region of the country — The Reporter Ethiopia: Read More

10/21/11 Indiana, USA — Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has announced the awards for two energy related grant programs. Four companies will divide nearly $1.7 million as part of the Conserving Hoosier Industrial Power (CHIP) grant program, and three companies will make nearly $700,000 in fleet vehicle conversions as part of an Alternative Fuel Vehicles retrofit program. Both grant programs use federal funds administered through the Indiana Office of Energy Development — Inside Indiana Business: Read List and Details

10/21/11 Nepal, Southern Asia — Export-Import Bank of India [Exim Bank] has, at the behest of Government of India, extended a Line of Credit [LOC] of USD 250 million to the Government of Nepal, for financing infrastructure projects such as highways, airports, bridges, irrigation, roads, railways and hydropower projects in Nepal — EXIM Bank India: Read More

10/21/11 Peachtree City, GA — SANY America is pleased to announce it will invest approximately $25 million to build a new research and development center alongside its corporate headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia. Plans for the new facility, which will create 300 jobs, were announced as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal visited the main offices of SANY Group in Changsha, China — SANY: Read More

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