Monthly Archives: February 2014

Julian Brown, AREVA Wind’s Country Director for UK and Chairman of Norstec, elected as Chairman at RenewableUK

LONDON, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — RenewableUK today announced that at its Board Meeting of 25th February 2014, Julian Brown, AREVA Wind’s Country Director for the UK, and Chairman of Norstec, was elected as Chairman, succeeding previous incumbent Andrew Jamieson. Jamieson served as Chairman … Read the full press release

UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills owned Wave Hub welcomes Finnish multi-national utilities firm Fortum

Hayle, UK, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Finnish multi-national utilities firm Fortum has signed an agreement to secure a berth at Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility in Cornwall, it was announced today. The leasing agreement gives Fortum the opportunity to … Read the full press release

EURORDIS: Participants in over 80 countries join together for better care on the Rare Disease Day 2014

Paris, France, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today is our day. 28 February 2014. Rare Disease Day 2014. Let the world know! There are many ways you can share the news that Rare Disease Day is TODAY! A multitude of activities and events are already … Read the full press release

Fortum to refurbish two of the Imatra hydropower plant’s seven units

Helsinki, Finland, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum is carrying out extensive refurbishment of two of the Imatra hydropower plant’s seven units. The refurbishment will increase the capacity of the power plant to 192 megawatts and will improve safety and reliability. After … Read the full press release

Fortum signed leasing agreement with UK-based Wave Hub to test wave power solutions off the coast of Cornwall

Helsinki, Finland, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum has signed a leasing agreement with the UK-based Wave Hub in order to test wave power solutions off the coast of Cornwall. The agreement provides Fortum with a new opportunity to rapidly deploy advanced, full-scale wave power converters … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to sell Vattenfall Europe PowerConsult GmbH to the Private Equity Investor Palero capital GmbH

Stockholm, Sweden, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall has decided to sell Vattenfall Europe PowerConsult GmbH, (VPC, a leading engineering and laboratory services company with overall 535 employees) to the Private Equity Investor Palero capital GmbH. The parties have agreed not to … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest copper producer Aurubis reported on past fiscal year results to 1,500 shareholders and guests in Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — “Operating earnings before taxes in fiscal year 2012/13 amounted to € 114 million. Earnings in accordance with IFRS were minus € 230 million. The Group’s key figures reflect a split situation: return on capital employed … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ GROUP reports 5,710.8 MEUR sales in 2013, up 10.3% YoY

Graz, Austria, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology Group ANDRITZ looks back on a disappointing 2013 business year. Although the HYDRO and METALS (including Schuler) business areas saw very positive development, the results of the PULP & PAPER and SEPARATION business … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for the new Lauca hydropower plant in Angola via Construtora Norberto Odebrecht to GAMEK

Graz, Austria, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology Group ANDRITZ is to supply the electromechanical equipment for the new Lauca hydropower plant, Angola, via Construtora Norberto Odebrecht to GAMEK (Gabinete de Aproveitamento do Medio Kwanza), a part of the Angolan power corporation … Read the full press release

Rare Disease Day: Novartis hosts 2nd international conference dedicated to the research of rare and orphan diseases

Company is pleased to host second international conference dedicated to the research of rare and orphan diseases Novartis is engaging in public dialogue to help raise greater awareness of rare diseases and support for patients Company celebrates more than 50 … Read the full press release

Alpha Bank, Vodafone, Visa Europe and First Data introduced the first contactless mobile payments application in Greece

Athens, Greece, 27-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Alpha Bank and Vodafone, in partnership with Visa Europe and First Data, introduce Tap ΄n Pay, the first mobile phone application for contactless payments in the Greek market. Tap ΄n Pay, an innovative “mobile wallet” application, ensures a … Read the full press release

Novartis to extend its leadership in clinical trial data transparency

Novartis announces that researchers can now request access to patient level data on newly approved innovative medicines in the United States and EU in 2014 through the Idea Point portal, and is committed to enhancing Clinical Study Report summaries for … Read the full press release

Novartis shareholders approved Novartis Board of Directors’ proposed resolutions at the Group’s AGM

Shareholders approve 17th consecutive dividend increase to CHF 2.45 (+7%) per share for 2013, representing a payout of approximately 74% of net income from continuing operations Dr. Joerg Reinhardt confirmed by shareholders as Chairman of the Novartis Board of Directors … Read the full press release

Vaccination: Novartis to provide meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccine Bexsero® to University of California Santa Barbara

FDA granted special use of Bexsero for nearly 20,000 UCSB students and staff in response to outbreak; the vaccine is licensed in Europe, Australia and Canada Novartis is pursuing a US license that would allow immediate public health response to … Read the full press release

SAP AG invites press, bloggers and analysts to attend its press conference at CeBIT 2014, March 10-14 in Hanover, Germany

HANOVER, Germany, 27-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) invites press, bloggers and analysts to attend its press conference at CeBIT 2014, being held March 10-14 in Hanover, Germany. The press conference will be led by Bill McDermott, co-CEO and member of the … Read the full press release

SAP AG and BMW Group Research and Technology developed innovative technology infrastructure for in-vehicle mobility services

BARCELONA, Spain, 27-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of a co-innovation project, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and BMW Group Research and Technology have developed an innovative technology infrastructure for in-vehicle mobility services. The research prototype is based on the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and will provide … Read the full press release

SAP AG signed with STC to implement SAP® solutions for network life-cycle management (NLM) to improve network operations

BARCELONA, Spain, 27-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has signed an agreement with STC, the largest telecommunication services provider in the Middle East and North Africa, to implement SAP® solutions for network life-cycle management (NLM) to … Read the full press release

ESET researchers discovered Bitcoin-stealing malware being spread via cracked apps

Bratislava, Slovakia, 27-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today warn Mac users not to download pirated software from file-sharing peer-to-peer networks, as ESET researchers have discovered Bitcoin-stealing malware being spread via cracked apps. The OSX/CoinThief trojan … Read the full press release

Airbus to increase production of its best-selling single-aisle aircraft family to 46 a month in Q2 2016

Reflecting continuing strong appetite for most efficient single-aisle aircraft Blagnac, France, 27-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has decided to increase production of its best-selling single-aisle aircraft family to 46 a month in Q2 2016, up from the current rate 42. The … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to deliver radar antenna and electronics for Republic of Korea’s new Earth observation satellite Kompsat-6

The Republic of Korea’s Earth observation satellite Kompsat-6 to be launched in 2019 Seoul, South Korea, 27-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space, the second largest space company in the world, will deliver the radar antenna and electronics for the Republic … Read the full press release

The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital to launch powerful Big Data technology with the help of PHEMI Health Systems and SAP AG

VANCOUVER, Canada, 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV /AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital is pioneering new technology from PHEMI Health Systems and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to accelerate the treatment and improve the outcome for patients diagnosed with … Read the full press release

SAP® Mobile Inclusive Banking solution successfully implemented in U Microfinance Bank Limited’s mobile banking service in Pakistan

BARCELONA, Spain, 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Upaisa Brings Financial Inclusion to More Than 17,000 Customers, Enabling Them to Manage and Track Financial Activity as well as Save, Transfer and Pay in a Safer, More Convenient Environment BARCELONA, Spain – SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) … Read the full press release

SAP® SMS 365 mobile service detected and eliminated nearly 18 million attempted spam and grey route messages in the last two months

Walldorf, Germany, 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — With spam attacks targeted at mobile devices on the rise, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is employing its flagship SMS interworking service to protect against cross-operator attacks. The company today announced that in the last two months, new anti-spam … Read the full press release

SAP AG announced new LTE roaming peering agreements with MTT Russia, Orange and Telenor Global Services

Walldorf, Germany, 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — To meet heavy demand for 4G/LTE connectivity around the world, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced new LTE roaming peering agreements with MTT Russia, Orange and Telenor Global Services. These new relationships demonstrate the strong commitment of SAP Mobile … Read the full press release

Gazprom’s Board of Directors endorsed new version of Corporate Ethics Code

MOSCOW, Russia, 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors took note of the information regarding the Corporate Governance (Behavior) Code and the Corporate Ethics Code effective in Gazprom. The meeting endorsed a new version of the Corporate Ethics Code. The application of this document revealed the need to adjust some of its provisions. … Read the full press release

Gazprom Group estimates over RUB 1 billion in economic benefits from its 1.9 thousand patents in 2013

MOSCOW, Russia, 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the Company’s efforts aimed at obtaining and protecting patents for R&D results and technologies. Gazprom pursues a purpose-oriented policy aimed at the effective intellectual property management, while constantly streamlining it in line with the best Russian and international practices. Patent … Read the full press release

Henkel: Seit Februar 2014 ist Pril mit einer neuen Formel gegen Fett und Stärke im Handel erhältlich

Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Seit Februar 2014 ist Pril mit einer neuen Formel gegen Fett und Stärke im Handel erhältlich: das erste universelle Handgeschirrspülmittel, das nicht nur Fett, sondern jetzt auch angetrocknete Stärkereste von Nudeln, Reis oder Kartoffeln im Handumdrehen … Read the full press release

Neue Henkel Fügeklebmittel bieten mehr Zuverlässigkeit und Prozessflexibilität

Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkels neue anaerobe Loctite-Fügemittel sind jetzt bis 180 Grad temperaturbeständig, zeigen hohe Öltoleranz und härten absolut zuverlässig auch auf passiven Metallflächen wie Edelstahl. „Loctite 638 und 648 bieten höhere Zuverlässigkeit und Temperaturbeständigkeit“, sagt Dr. Niamh … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters to showcase evolved product line and diversified service offerings at Heli-Expo 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif., 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Heli-Expo 2014 will mark Airbus Helicopters’ first major rotorcraft industry event in its new identity, with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. … Read the full press release

Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) orders six more Airbus Helicopters EC175s

ANAHEIM, Calif., 25-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) has ordered six more Airbus Helicopters EC175s, increasing its acquisitions of the new-generation rotorcraft to 16. NHV is an EC175 launch customer, booking its first contract for 10 of the mid-sized, … Read the full press release