SunPower has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the Hillsboro, Oregon-based SolarWorld Americas. A long-time solar industry pioneer, SolarWorld Americas is the leading American manufacturer of solar panels.
Infrastructure/PPP news in North America
Infrastructure Ontario and Hôpital Montfort have announced the five companies that have been prequalified to build and finance the Orléans Health Hub project. The successful proponent will deliver a new healthcare facility in Orléans, a suburb to the east of Ottawa, the Canadian capital.
Yilport Holding A.S., a subsidiary of Yildirim Group of Companies, has announced that it has executed a letter of intent with the Mississippi State Port Authority to allow for due diligence and negotiations regarding an investment in the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, USA. The company would commit to investing in additional facility and equipment upgrades.
MegaProject 1240: ACS-Aecon-CRH consortium selected for US$950 million light rail project in Ontario
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected their preferred proponent for the Finch West Light Rail Transit project: the Mosaic Transit Group. The project involves the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of an 11km light rail transit (LRT) line in Toronto.
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, Balfour Beatty's dedicated unit to infrastructure projects for the college and university market, and Texas Woman’s University (TWU), America’s largest University primarily for women, have announced that they have reached financial close on a mixed-use student housing project on TWU’s main campus in Denton, which is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area in northern Texas.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications for interested parties to design build, finance, operate and maintain the GO Rail expansion project. The GO Transit Rail network is a regional public transit system serving the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area of Southern Ontario, Canada.
The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved a US$4.9 billion 30-year public-private partnership (P3) contract with LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), located in southern California, USA.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) a new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex in Ottawa.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has issued a draft Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development and maintenance of facilities for a variety of uses, including office, research and development and recreation uses, in up to 775,000 net square feet of land located north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and south of the Westchester-Playa del Rey community, in the Westside Region of Los Angeles County, California, known as Areas 1 and 2 of the LAX Northside Area.
The Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3) of the Government of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) has announced the selection of three teams that will be invited to respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) in the District's smart street lighting project.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract of CAD73 million (US$56.57 million) to EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT) to design, build and finance the Kipling Bus Terminal project in Toronto.
The Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, has announced the selection of two teams to proceed with competing to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the O’Hare Express operating system, which will connect downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in 20 minutes or less.
Cubic Corporation has announced its business division Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and John Laing have reached commercial and financial close with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) regarding a public-private partnership (P3) which involves the implementation and operation of a new fare payment system.
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded the contract to design, build and finance the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvement project to EllisDon Transit Infrastructure (EDTI). The contract has a fixed price of CAD254.5 million (US$198.5 million). Stouffville is one of the seven train lines of the GO Transit system in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. It connects Toronto to Whitchurch-Stouffville, approximately 50km north.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - West Corridor Expansion project. This involves the expansion and upgrading of a section of the Lakeshore East line, one of the seven lines in the GO Transit rail network which serves Southern Ontario. The line travels eastbound from Toronto's Union Station to Oshawa.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance and maintain a new courthouse in Oakville, which is in the Halton Region of southern Ontario.
The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) of Mexico has announced the bidding rules for proposals for the development of the Ixtepec Potencia – Yautepec Potencia transmission project, which includes the first direct current transmission line. The project represents an estimated investment of US$1.7 billion and will enter into commercial operation in the year 2021.
The Kansas City Council has approved a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Edgemoor for the development of a new single terminal airport in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) has issued a Request for Qualifications for the development, operation and/or maintenance of its New London State Pier facility.
The Government of Mexico has started the tender process for the Baja California Transmission Line project. The tender is seeking a developer to design, finance, build and operate a 1,400 km transmission line linking Seri, in the state of Sonora, in north-east Mexico, to Cucapáh in the state of Baja California.