Huawei picked to help Malaysia become ICT hub (and a smart country)
Council Associate Partner Huawei will provide several services for the Malaysian government, including helping the country become an ICT hub by providing the connectivity and technology it needs to achieve it goal. Huawei also will offer its expertise for Malaysia's smart state initiative, which will address tourism, safe cities, skills development and border security.
Veolia to provide water treatment for Oman oil and gas processing facilities
Petrofac, a company managing oil and gas production facilities for Petroleum Development Oman, has selected Council Associate Partner Veolia to provide engineering and supply support and assistance for a variety of water treatment services for a processing facility in south Oman. The treated water will be used for drinking water, boiler feed and service water. The development is expected to be completed in May 2016.
CH2M retained for second Toronto rapid transit development initiative
Council Associate Partner CH2M has picked up a consultant and program management contract for the second phase of a rapid transit project for Toronto transportation services provider Metrolinx. CH2M provided engineering and project management for the first wave of transit service expansions, which is said to be Canada's largest investment in transit development. The second phase of expansion will bring transit service to areas surrounding Toronto.
Microsoft partners with state of Virginia and Dominion Virginia Power on solar development
Council Lead Partner Microsoft will participate in the development of 20 MW of new solar power for Virginia's electric grid. While Microsoft has engaged in power purchase agreements to supply its data centers with renewable power in the past, the Virginia solar development will be its first direct partnership with a utility on a renewable energy project. Microsoft has been carbon neutral since 2012.
Schneider Electric, Wipro work together on solutions for smart cities
Council Lead Partner Schneider Electric and IT services company Wipro will work together to develop smart cities solutions for India and global markets. Specifically, the two companies will focus primarily on energy optimization, analytics and how cities can improve services. They have worked together in the past on a variety of related technologies, such as IT, data centers and data center infrastructure, smart building management and connectivity.