Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

Bekaert’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) integrated into BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership

Kortrijk, Belgium, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bekaert and ArcelorMittal have closed the transaction to integrate Bekaert’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) into the BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership. In line with the shareholding structure of the … Read the full press release

French and Belgian nuclear authorities approved the transport license for AREVA’s new TN® MW transport cask

PARIS, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the end of April and the beginning of June 2017 respectively, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) and its Belgian counterpart, the AFCN, approved the transport license for the new TN® MW* transport cask developed … Read the full press release

Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven launch new spin-off for sustainable agricultural products

GHENT, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven have launched a new spin-off: Aphea.Bio. This new company will develop sustainable agricultural products based on natural microorganisms to increase crop yields and to protect them against diseases. Aphea.Bio … Read the full press release

BlackRock Inc. now owns 3.03% of the existing voting rights emitted by Solvay S.A.

BRUSSELS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the Belgian transparency legislation in force (Law of May 2, 2007), BlackRock Inc. (55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.) has notified Solvay SA that on June 14, 2017, the number … Read the full press release

Solvay becomes preferred supplier of thermoplastic composite materials to Fokker

TEMPE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with Solvay becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to Fokker. Under the … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission Appoints New Director General

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission has today appointed Mr Eamonn Brennan as Director General of EUROCONTROL with effect from 1 January 2018. Mr Eamonn Brennan was nominated by the Government of Ireland and is currently Chief Executive … Read the full press release

Wind Power Becomes Leading Source of Renewable Energy

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (15 June 2017) we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 … Read the full press release

WindEurope Urges Biomass Industry To Ensure Rigorous Accounting Methodology While Promoting Renewable Energy

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the annual European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Stockholm on 12 June. BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a panel with Paolo Frankl (Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency) and Dana … Read the full press release

Bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge made its first LNG deliveries in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium

ENGIE Zeebrugge is jointly owned by ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, and Fluxys. With an LNG capacity of 5,000 m3, she will service all types of shipping customers in Northern Europe from her home port of Zeebrugge, under the brand … Read the full press release

Cefic welcomes the launch of the new European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) hosted by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

BRUSSELS, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support greater access to clear information on nanomaterials – tiny particles with unique properties for advanced manufacturing –  a new European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) is now live, hosted by the European Chemicals Agency … Read the full press release

Ageas reports the purchase of 155,446 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels

BRUSSELS, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to the initiation of the share buy-back programme announced on 10 August 2016, Ageas reports the purchase of 155,446 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels in the period from 05-06-2017 until 09-06-2017. Date Number ofShares … Read the full press release

Luciad unveils its new V2017 product suite aimed at users of geospatial data

LEUVEN, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luciad, a world leader in high performance geospatial applications, is proud to announce its new V2017 product suite aimed at users of geospatial data. The new product suite is a series of applications that will allow … Read the full press release

Firestone unveils new Roadhawk tyre: best in class dry braking performance

BRUSSELS, 08-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the release of its new Roadhawk tyre, Firestone continues to deliver on its promise to revitalise the iconic American brand. In 2014, Firestone committed to re-energising its brand in Europe by investing in its products, … Read the full press release

TS EMEA to Exhibit at AEGPL 2017 with NextGen Mobility Solutions On Hand

TS EMEA will present its NextGen enterprise software at the AEGPL Congress on 21-22 June 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal Tulsa, USA, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present … Read the full press release

Diamond League: Nafissatou Thiam scored an impressive victory in the Heptathlon in Götzis

BRUSSELS, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nafissatou Thiam scored an impressive victory in the famous Heptathlon in Götzis. The Olympic Champion set a mark of 7.013 points which not only pulverizes the national record that she set last summer at the Olympics … Read the full press release

WindEurope and RenewableUK join forces to host Offshore Wind Energy 2017 from June 6-8, London

BRUSSELS, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the globe’s largest dedicated offshore wind event ever, is just around the corner! Thousands of delegates, exhibitors, and visitors will be heading to London’s magnificent ExCeL Centre from June 6-8 for what promises to … Read the full press release

Mike Benson joins Barco as National Director of Sales for control rooms business

Atlanta, Ga. USA, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, a global leader in networked control room visualization solutions, announced that Mike Benson has joined the company to drive growth in the Operator Experience sales operation, comprising the video wall and collaboration software … Read the full press release

Solvay to present technical solutions to address tightening cadmium regulations at the 4th annual SYMPHOS forum

Woodland Park, N.J., 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of advanced mining chemical technologies, will present technical solutions to address tightening cadmium regulations and scale inhibition in phosphoric acid plants at the 4th annual SYMPHOS forum. As … Read the full press release

WindEurope calls on EU Member States to adopt European Commission’s new environmental standards proposal for coal and lignite plants

BRUSSELS, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 28 April the European Commission will seek the support of EU Member States for new environmental standards for large industrial plants including coal and lignite plants. EU Member States will meet in the Industrial Emissions … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson talks EU energy policy and wind at Hannover Messe

BRUSSELS, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (27 April 2017) at the Hannover Messe (the world’s largest trade fair), WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave a lecture at the Enercon stand on EU energy policy and wind. He explained the goals and achievements … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce combined heat and power plants supply energy in 30 greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK

2 CHP plants for tomato greenhouse in Belgium go into operation 10 year Long-term service agreement signed Rolls-Royce gensets deliver a total electrical output of 270 MW in 30 greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 26-Apr-2017 — … Read the full press release

Swedish mobile telecommunications sector probed for breaching EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 25 April 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the mobile telecommunications sector in Sweden. The Commission has concerns that Swedish … Read the full press release

Malta Joins Forces with GENE to Promote Global Education in Europe

BRUSSELS, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Malta has become the most recent European country to participate in GENE – Global Education Network Europe. The island joins 25 other European countries who are united in their efforts to achieve better outcomes, shared … Read the full press release

Startup Madeira Supports Entrepreneurship and Innovation With New Incubator

BRUSSELS, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBN Member Startup Madeira / BIC Madeira in its 20th anniversary opened a new incubator, on 12th of April at Ribeira Brava, (Madeira, Portugal), with the aim to overcome structural disadvantages in the region and increase capacity … Read the full press release

bwcon Looking for European Agtech and FoodTech Start-ups

BRUSSELS, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBN member bwcon is looking for your disruptive business ideas or R&D results with high market potential addressing the agrifood market! Eligible for submission are concepts with a high-tech or ICT-focus targeting the following sectors: Precision agriculture solutions … Read the full press release

EU Comes Up With Proposals To Cut Down Food Waste by Half in 2030

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions … Read the full press release

Alstom presents the latest development of rail signalling programme in Denmark

Saint-Ouen, France, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom and Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure owner, presented today to His Majesty the King of the Belgians and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark the latest development of signalling in Denmark on … Read the full press release

SOUTH KOREA: Lotte Cinema selects the world’s brightest cinema projector for the world’s biggest cinema screen

Seoul, South Korea, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is proud to announce the installation of two flagship laser projectors at Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. Barco’s DP4K-60L projectors will illuminate the 34-meter wide screen in Lotte … Read the full press release

Barco upgrades Japan’s theaters with its Smart Laser technology

Kortrijk, Belgium, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is proud to announce the opening of Japan’s first two theaters featuring Smart Laser technology. At both its Miyazaki and Omuta locations, cinema chain Central Cinema has replaced two existing projectors … Read the full press release

Barco leads the market adoption of laser projection by movie exhibitors around the world

Las Vegas, Nev. USA, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is driving the adoption of laser projection by movie exhibitors around the world, affirming its status as the technology and market leader in cinema. As the market has come … Read the full press release