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Construction of $125m Dubai-backed Fujairah business hub progresses

Neha Bhatia, Construction Weekly Online Summary Construction on Dubai Investments' $125m (AED460m) Fujairah Business Centre is “progressing ahead of schedule”, it has been revealed. [...] The business centre has a total built-up area of 9.64ha, and features two 19F+1R towers, each of which...


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Siemens to design self-sufficient microgrid in Finland

Renewables Now Summary German engineering group Siemens AG has won a contract to design and engineer a self-sufficient smart medium-voltage microgrid in Finland for local district heating firm Lempäälän Energia Oy. The Lemene project calls for the installation of a grid in the Marjamäki...


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Southeast London in line to gain new heat network

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The borough of Lewisham in southeast London is examining the potential for a new district heat network . The borough has taken the first steps in developing the project with energy potentially being generated from the area’s waste...


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Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

Scottish Construction Now! Summary A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife. Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between Fife Council...


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Paris is building the eco-community of the future right now. Here's how.

Susannah Shmurak, Ensia Photos Courtesy of © Sergio Grazia Summary Every so often an environmentally friendly building gives us a glimpse of the low-carbon future so many climate plans envision. With the development of Clichy-Batignolles , the city of Paris has created a...


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COMMERCIAL FOCUS: New £24m district heating scheme in Fife will bring power to the people

Anthony Harrington, The Herald Scotland Summary Fife Council has begun work on one of Scotland ’s largest district heat networks. The scheme, which has already attracted a great deal of attention and interest, is fairly unique as it utilises the availability of an existing large biomass...


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Bridgend plans £2m pipe network to share cheap heat around the town

Elizabeth Bradfield, Wales Online Summary A heat network system which could eventually lead to the cutting of energy bills for residents is being planned for Bridgend town centre. The project's £2 million first phase involves the installation of a combined heat and power boiler at Bridgend...


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Three hints to make climate-friendly cooling possible today

Jürgen Fischer, Danfoss Cooling, Cooling EU Summary It is estimated that 10% of all CO2 emissions are caused by cooling. [1] Let that sink in for a moment. Our need for temperature control has a significant impact on our planet’s well-being and, with a growing population and increased...


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Empower adds Cityland Mall to its frontline projects to provide district cooling services with AED 150 million investment

Press Release, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) Ahmad Bin Shafar: We are happy with the real estate developers’ trust, as it reflects our ability to support Dubai’s leading role in energy-efficiency and quality air-conditioning Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2018: Emirates Central...


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Successful completion of geothermal doublet in the Netherlands

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Drilling rig on site on Bergschenhoek project site, Netherlands (source: Zublin) Summary A Joint Venture by Züblin Ground Engineering and Huisman Equipment reports having successfully completed a geothermal doublet with a turnkey solution in the...