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The first green district will be built in Tallinn
Wolfscape’s pilot project transforms an industrial seaside neighborhood in North Tallinn, known as Paljassaare Harbour, into a smart neighborhood that is circular by design. It will be the first new major region built in the 21st century in Tallinn and the biggest climate-neutral district project in the Baltics.
Allied Market Research: Building Information Modelling Market to Reach $15.89 Bn Globally by 2027 at 15.2% CAGR
Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Building Information Modeling Market by Component (Solution and Services) Deployment Mode (On-premise and Cloud), Project Life Cycle (Preconstruction, Const
Four Smart City Pilot Projects Start in January 2021
Smart city centre of excellence is organising an international challenge to find great research-intensive ideas to be developed and piloted in real urban environments. 71 ideas were proposed, twelve of these were selected to the finals and four projects have been selected for financing.
“To our knowledge, this approach is very unique globally where urban challenges of one country have been systematically mapped and matched with research-based solutions. This process effectively brings the scientific solutions from university labs to the urban streets within 1-2 years,” told the Founding Director of FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence, Ralf-Martin Soe.
Towards more resilient and sustainable buildings - challenges and opportunities facing the post COVID-19 Estonian green building sector
Photo: (CC) Pixabay
Author: Qidi Jiang
Ignitis partnership with Estonian start-up allowed to introduce a novelty in the Lithuanian electricity market
Ignitis started cooperation with Estonian start-up Fusebox, which plans to become the first independent electricity demand aggregator in Lithuania. Electricity demand service is novelty in the Lithuanian electricity market and is crucial in contributing to energy security and efficiency.
Independent electricity demand aggregators will provide services of reserve power and power grid balancing. Fusebox is based on connecting hardware to electrical appliances which use the most electricity, e.g. to commercial refrigerator.
ABB to power the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel for De Beers
ABB wins contract from Damen Shipyards Group to deliver an advanced power system for the world’s first custom-built diamond recovery vessel.
ABB will supply an integrated power system package that will ensure the world’s largest and most technologically advanced diamond recovery vessel meets exceptional safety, efficiency and availability requirements. The vessel is being built by Damen at Damen Shipyards Mangalia on the Black Sea in Romania. Financial details of the order were not disclosed.
VIDEO: Wuhan to build 1,000 bed hospital to treat coronavirus patients within six days
Construction began on the night of January 23 for a new specialized hospital for coronavirus patients in central China's Wuhan City. The hospital is designed to have an area of 25,000 square meters with 1,000 beds and will be put into use by February 3, officials said.
The special hospital is being built in the Caidian District in the western suburb of the city.
Microduct manufacturer Höhle opens a new factory
Höhle OÜ, a plastic microduct manufacturing company unique in Estonia, opened its new factory in Lõiuse village in Rapla county. The factory produces over 200 km of micro ducts per day, which go to the domestic market as well as to 12 European countries. The total investment for the factory was over 4 million euros.
Founded in 2016, Höhle OÜ is a microduct manufacturer for fiber optical cables. The activity started three years ago in Jaluse village, Juuru municipality, Rapla County. However, with business expanding came the need for a bigger space and a new factory was built in Lõiuse within a year.
The 88th Euroconstruct Conference in Warsaw
The 88th Euroconstruct Conference will take place on 28-29 November 2019 in Warsaw.
Euroconstruct is an association of European construction research organisations. Country-specific construction forecasts are carried out by national members who know their market best. Euroconstruct provides information, analyses and forecasts to help making business plans more precisely and more effectively.
Euroconstruct conferences addresses all those involved in construction activities: producers of building materials and equipment, construction companies, designers, architects, engineers, contractors, investors, financiers, insurers, and other related professions.
Graphene Cuts Elevator Energy Consumption in Half
Skeleton Technologies, the European market leader for ultracapacitors and energy storage systems for transportation and grid applications, is entering into a strategic partnership with the Spanish company Epic Power to reduce the power consumption of elevators by up to 50%, enabling significant cost savings. The system is already in use in a number of public, residential, and commercial buildings throughout Europe.