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Renewable Energy Exhibition McHewel 2015

Renewable Energy Exhibition McHewel 2015 February 18-20, 2015 Organized by: McHewel Investment Group McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition 2015, the country’s Leading renewable energy event organized by McHewel Investment Group, will be held from the 18th – 20th February 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre under the theme “Increasing Energy Capacity with Sustainable renewable sources”. The event will feature an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, delegates and exhibitors, who will gather to debate a new energy future for Canada. McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition 2015 takes place in partnership with Canadian Association for Renewable Energies, as well as numerous other local and multinational organizations, like Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Canadian Renewable Energy Alliance, World Bank from both the public and private sectors. This year event will attract more than 3,000 renewable energy power professionals and exhibiting companies from all over the World. The objective of the McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition is to: • Create a platform for all stakeholders to network and transfer knowledge and skills. • Raise awareness and educate the public about renewable energy sources and climate change in Canada and the World. • Showcase both local and international initiatives and technologies. • Mobilise Consumers across all sectors to act on climate change in all aspects of their lives. Create a platform for Business, Government and NGO’s to showcase Renewable Energy solutions and climate change initiatives and technologies. Renewable Energy Exhibition is designed to enable participants stay abreast of developments and highlight issues affecting the energy industry and further highlight technologies, strategies and policies covering the wind, solar, biofuel, hydrocarbon, geothermal, agriculture, environment, finance, and hydrogen in Canada. The Expo This session will be held concurrently with the Conference, the Expo will focus on presentations by leading companies and Organization on sustainable energy solutions for today and the future of Canada. The exhibitor will present their latest technologies and innovations that are already on working in other markets. For more information visit http://www.mchewel .com/  (Dec 4, 2014 | post #1)

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McHewel Construction

Some motorists, and the public in general, think that the City is not coordinating construction projects across the City. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the city has a very robust coordination and planning process that reviews projects before any work ever takes place on the street. Outside factors such as the shortened construction season, work by outside agencies and the sheer volume of the work is more responsible for the congestion we face every day. One thing is certain: The city is facing an unprecedented amount of construction on our roads and it's causing frustration for drivers. That's because the city is updating a significant amount of its aging infrastructure including roads, bridges and watermains. Much of this infrastructure is reaching the end its service life and needs to be replaced. The work is critical. And the City isn’t the only organization performing construction work in Toronto. Private companies are busy, too. The City is experiencing significant growth – especially in the downtown core – and this has led to a demand for increased services. More and more private development means that more services such as water and sewer systems, cable upgrades, etc. is necessary. Plus, a lot of the work that you see taking place is private construction which also adds stress to our roads as lanes of traffic are taken away to accommodate this work. And it doesn't end there. Organizations such as Enbridge, Toronto Hydro and telecom companies continue to add to their infrastructure. Since most of their infrastructure is buried under our roads, they need to cut into the roads to do their work. This often means lane closures and more stress on our transportation routes. In all, the pressure on our road capacity is intense. But, instead of simply allowing work to take place wherever and whenever, the City plans the work in order to manage disruption wherever possible. Five years ago, the City established the Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination (MCIC) division that acts as a coordinating body for all groups – not just city agencies – that perform construction work in the city. MCIC connects with all groups to make sure that long-tem work is coordinated and that all agencies are aware of what other organizations are doing. Also, this coordination often enables the work of different groups to be bundled together, avoiding having one organization going back to the same street and tearing it up again. But the coordination doesn't end there. Because of the sheer volume of the work and unforeseen circumstances at the time a project is scheduled, coordination is also required when work is ready to take place. Here's an example, Perhaps, a recent sinkhole has closed a road that runs parallel to the street where road reconstruction is planned to take place. City staff would review the situation and make changes to ensure that work on the two roads is not done at the same time. In this way, the City is able to get work done and at the same time, manage disruption to the public. The city also looks at other ways to keep traffic moving effectively while all of this construction occurs including accelerating projects when possible, implementing signal timing changes on parallel roads and limiting short-term work on nearby roads. Clearly, the city faces a number of challenges in getting all of the critical work done and accommodating all interests on our roadways. And, while the city is making every possible effort to minimize disruptions, there is no denying that delays will occur. However, the city continues to take significant steps toward getting this work done effectively through its short term and long term coordination as it enhances our transportation network now and into the future. For more information about McHewel Investment Group , please visit:http://www.m chewel.com  (Dec 4, 2014 | post #1)

Canada

Samsung C&T and McHewel lead green innovation in construc...

Canadian corporation McHewel joint with Samsung C&T company, using its own developments in the field of energy saving and alternative energy sources, is planning to start building of 65 new budget hotels and 120 private buildings in Canada and USA. The company, which developed the zero-energy building Green Park, has been strengthening research and development efforts, as well as securing a pool of experts. Green Park contains 46 eco-friendly technologies, allowing the building to cut energy use and use renewable energy sources. The building was awarded the top Platinum rating in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. The house features 68 energy-saving or energy-generating systems that collectively enable the house to function without using any grid electricity or any other fuel source The company states that the Green Park features systems that reduce energy usage by up to 63%, and the remaining 37% of the energy comes from 154 solar panels installed on the roof that generate 32MWh of electricity annually. In addition to energy-generating capabilities, the house features a number of energy-saving systems that include three-layer windows, heat-insulating boards and energy-efficient lighting systems. Samsung C&T will oversee the project, drawing on its expertise acquired from operating Green Park. An example of what an energy-efficient house should look like, the zero-energy house funded by Samsung has a whopping 68 green features for zero-energy, zero-emission and green IT including a high performance facade, daylight sensors, ground source heat pumps, radiant floor heating system and high-efficiency lighting that optimises and balances energy and daylight. All these systems work together to reduce energy consumption by an impressive 56%, while the other 44% is harvested from renewable energy sources like the 163 square-meters of rooftop photovoltaic panels. Water consumption was also taken into consideration and the Samsung Green Tomorrow house features fixtures such as a waterless urinal, dual flush WC and a low-flow basin and showerhead.72.4% of potable water is reusable thanks to a biological reactor that treats greywater and blackwater for irrigation, floor cleaning and flushing. To reduce water consumption, fixtures such as a waterless urinal, dual flush WC and a low-flow basin and showerhead are installed. 72.4% of potable water is reusable thanks to a biological reactor that treats greywater and blackwater for irrigation, floor cleaning and flushing. To ensure a healthy indoor environment, materials that release fewer and less harmful compounds are used and outdoor air ventilation rates are increased by 30% - resulting in an increasing rate of air change in the room McHewel Comapny is collaborating with include Canada Design Research Network in the field of eco-friendly design, Finland’s VTT Technical Research Center in air quality Green Park represents more than a simple exhibition of future technologies, according to Mr. Shin. It’s rather an "evolving building," where researchers constantly study and upgrade technologies to help Samsung realize its goal of introducing in markets zero-energy housing complexes in 2014 and zero-energy commercial buildings in 2016. Representatives of McHewel said the cost of building a Green Park unit costs between $2,200 to $2,800 per 1 square meters, which is around twice the average cost of building a conventional house, but the company said it expects that price to drop to about 30% of the house construction price by 2016 Chris Reynold, Vice-President of McHewel Investment Group, informed that the Company has already invested about 850 million for purchasing of new areas for building. At the moment negotiations about purchasing of new areas in Vancouver are carry on. For more information about McHewel Investment Group , please visit:http://www.m chewel.com  (Dec 4, 2014 | post #1)

Financial Services

McHewel Acquires UK Offshore Wind Power Construction Firm

McHewel Company and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) have entered into an agreement with Riverstone Holdings LLC, a US investment fund, for full acquisition of Riverstone’s wholly owned subsidiary company, Seajacks International Ltd. (Seajacks), a UK based offshore wind power service provider. McHewel and INCJ are investing on a 50/50 share basis. This acquisition marks the first full scale entry by a Japanese enterprise into the offshore wind power installation business utilizing special turbine installation vessels (TIV). This market is expected to grow rapidly. Seajacks is a leading company in the offshore turbine and platform service industry, and has been providing efficient services with its one of a kind TIV (Turbine Installation Vessels) to offshore wind farms as well as oil and gas platforms predominantly in the North Sea. In Europe, where renewable energy is already recognized as core source of power receiving strong support from the governments of countries in the EU, offshore wind power is growing at fast pace. New offshore wind power construction of 40,000MW, which corresponds to 40 nuclear power plants, is planned in the next decade alone. Seajacks is committed to catering to the increasing demand for installation services of new wind power turbines and platforms as well as the emerging demand for operation and maintenance services for existing installations. With experience and know-how gained through a track record of 96,000MW of electric power engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work, and operation and maintenance services as an independent power producer (IPP) with net generation assets of 8,700MW, McHewel intends apply its skills to the offshore wind service provider business. Since last November, McHewel has taken an equity stake in the 172MW Gunfleet Sand (UK) offshore wind farm and intends to extend its presence in the value chain for offshore wind power with the addition of Seajacks. At the same time, McHewel is viewing other promising areas for offshore wind power as potential targets including North America, Japan and Asia. Russell Ibotson McHewel CEO Mchewel Investment Group  (Apr 28, 2013 | post #1)

Financial Services

Five reasons to believe in the Indonesian miracle

This summer a regular seminar on using of alternative energy sources was held by Canadian investment company McHewel. A seminar took place at the Grand HYATT hotel in Bali, Indonesia. President of McHewel Company Mr Stephane Harrington spoke on the topic “Five reasons to believe in the Indonesian miracle”. He said:“When most people think of Indonesia today, they think of beaches and temples or of its famously teeming cities, but this country of 240 million and counting is a much more modern, diversified, and dynamic economy than many international investors and companies assume. To make the most of Indonesia's vast potential, they're going to need to change the way they think about the archipelago -- and putting these five myths to bed is a good place to start. "Indonesia's economy is unstable." Hardly. Far from being unstable, Indonesia has been growing steadily at an impressive rate of 4 to 6 percent over the past 10 years -- less volatile than the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, or any other developed country for that matter. Indonesian government debt has fallen by 70 percent in just a decade and is now at a level lower than in 85 percent of developed economies. "Indonesia is nothing without its natural resources." Not when you look closely. There is no doubt that Indonesia is unusually rich in natural resources. It is the world's largest producer and exporter of palm oil, the second-largest exporter of coal, and the second-largest producer of cocoa and tin. It has the fourth- and seventh-largest reserves of nickel and bauxite, respectively, according to the government. Indonesia also has the world's largest geothermal resources. And, yes, Indonesia has large endowments of crude oil and natural gas. Wrong. Indonesia's economy is not driven by exports -- a feature typical in most Asian tigers. Indonesia's exports only generate 35 percent of GDP, and, excluding commodity exports, only 16 percent. As the dominance of Indonesia's service sectors suggests, domestic consumption is the economy's driving force. Rising rates of consumption will bolster Indonesia's domestic market, bolstering growth in the long term. The fact that domestic consumption is already a large driver of Indonesia's growth has shielded the economy from the turbulence of the Asian financial crisis and the recent global recession. Catering to growing demand by developing its consumer services sector will ensure that the economy is even more insulated from future shocks. That is challenging but achievable. If Indonesia boosts productivity and removes barriers to higher productivity and growth in three key sectors -- consumer services, agriculture, and resources -- and raises skills across the economy, it could accelerate growth and offer foreign investors a market opportunity worth $1.8 trillion opportunity by 2030. Indonesia is at a critical juncture. Its economy has performed more impressively over the past decade than many outsiders -- and even Indonesians themselves -- think. But to build on this performance, Indonesia will need a productivity revolution in key sectors of the economy. Today, the archipelago economy is the world's 16th largest, but with action now to unleash Indonesia's full dynamism, it could jump to seventh by 2030. That would eclipse Germany and the United Kingdom, two members of the G-7 group of the world's leading economies.” After the seminar was end, number of investment projects in the field of alternative energy was considered. And also has been confirmed and approved the project to start investing by McHewel Company in the construction of 2 luxury hotels in Bali with 90% using of new sources of alternative energy. Construction will be carried out by Canadian Dufferin Construction Company. For more information please visit official website of McHewel Company.  (Nov 19, 2012 | post #1)