Iberdrola tops 7,500 employees in US, its main investment destination

Norbolsa | Iberdrola has surpassed 7,500 employees at its US subsidiary Avangrid, while at the same time generating a total of 70,000 jobs in the country through its purchases and investments. As the electricity company explained in a statement, the United States is the main destination for its investments, with more than $21,500 million (€19,723 million) for the three-year period 2023-2025. Regulatory stability and the commitment of the different administrations…

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Umbrella Solar gets go-ahead for first solar project in UK: 20 MW capacity

Bankinter | Umbrella has completed the permitting, licensing and authorisation phase for its first project in the UK, which will consist of a solar photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 20 MW and lithium-ion battery support. The project is located on the outskirts of the city of Stirling, in Scotland. The construction and maintenance of the entire project will be carried out by the wholly-owned subsidiary IM2 Energía Solar. Umbrella…

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Enagás plans roadshow to finance near €7,135 million cost of H2Med project, with Germany also joining

The country set to account for the lion’s share of Iberian exports of green hydrogen agreed yesterday, Sunday, with France, Spain and Portugal, to join the H2Med project, which will therefore reach Germany, as announced yesterday by the German and French presidents, Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron. The H2Med project consists of building a large underwater pipeline linking Spain with France, via Barcelona and Marseilles, to transport hydrogen to Europe….


Ferrovial to build data centre for Microsoft in Madrid

Intermoney | Ferrovial  are to build a new data centre for Microsoft in San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid), according to the business and finance daily, Cinco Días. Although the amount of the investment has not been disclosed, the newspaper’s sources put it at “hundreds of millions”… Microsoft plans to invest up to 12 billion euros in 17 data centres in Europe; in this way, the company would comply with…


Cellnex is undervalued but there will be a better time to enter when rates drop: Equalweight (44 euros/share)

Morgan Stanley |Cellnex’s organic growth story is undervalued by consensus. In the current environment, Cellnex is going to slow down on M&A. This takes away the possibility of accelerating growth and so debt reduction will be slow. That said, we are waiting for a better point of entry when the central banks begin to cut rates. Cellnex, Equalweight, 44 euros. 


Acciona awarded one of three 7-year handling licences at Düsseldorf airport

Link Securities | Acciona Airport Services, a subsidiary of Acciona, has been awarded one of three handling licences put out for tender at Düsseldorf  airport. The licence has a duration of seven years. Acciona has been operating at Germany’s third largest airport since 2016, according to Europa Press. Acciona will continue to provide all the services the airlines require for their ground operations. These include passenger check-in and boarding, ramp…


Adif awards ACS, Rover and Tecsa €443 M contract for high-speed train works in Valencia

Link Securities | According to the daily, Adif Alta Velocidad has awarded the joint venture formed by ACS, Rover and Tecsa the contract to execute the works in the plans for the construction of the new access channel to integrate the high-speed railway in Valencia. Also to extend and remodel the Joaquín Sorolla station and increase its parking area.ç The contract is worth 443,4 million euros, VAT included. It…

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Arcelor, biggest opportunity for a rerating and biggest “mispricing” (Overweight)

Morgan Stanley | China’s reopening trade and the support for its property market has sparked a strong rally in the steel sector and in underlying commodities, leading the stocks to already discount a recovery in demand during 2023. Now there is an <8% average upside to target prices, so the risk/return is not attractive. The base scenario assumes a recovery in China in Q2’23. However the road will be bumpy,…


ACS wins two new contracts for transport and mining in Australia worth €317 M

Link Securities | ACS, through its Australian subsidiary Cimic, has added two new contracts to its international portfolio. It has been awarded two transport and mining contracts in Australia for a combined amount of 500 million Australian dollars (some 317 million euros). On Wednesday, its subsidiary firm CPB Contractors was selected by the huge UK mining company Rio Tinto to build the necessary infrastructure to carry out operations in the…


Fluidra buys all of Meranus Group for some €30 M

Link Securities | On December 23, 2022 Fluidra Commercial, S.A.U., an indirectly fully controlled subsidiary of Fluidra, reached an agreement to fully acquire the German companies Meranus Haan, Meranus Lauchhammer and Aquacontrol. These firms together form the Meranus Group, a recognized swimming pool equipment distributor in Germany. It is also a manufacturer of swimming pool dosing and control technology. Meranus’ expected revenues for the year ending 31 December 2022 are…