Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

FaHyence Project Gets Commission for First Hydrogen Refueling Station in France

La Motte-Fanjas (France), 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 11 April 2017, the hydrogen refueling station of the FaHyence project was officially commissioned in the presence of Mr. Roland Roth, President of the Communauté d’agglomération Sarreguemines Confluences (CASC) and Didier Vaucois, the … Read the full press release

Thales Awarded 10-Year Contract As Supply Chain Market of Aeronautical Consumables for SIMMAD

La Défense, France, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The French defence ministry’s integrated through-life support structure for aeronautical equipment and systems (SIMMAD) has awarded a 10-year service contract to Thales worth 977 million euros, including 70 million euros for the firm order … Read the full press release

Thales To Supply Denmark’s Defense Organization with Vehicle Communication System SOTAS

La Défense, France, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Danish Defence and Logistic Organization (DALO) signed a framework agreement with Thales concerning the acquisition of the vehicle communication system SOTAS, as well as services for the equipment delivered. Key Points Thales has … Read the full press release

Safran completes sale of Morpho Detection LLC to Smiths Group plc.

PARIS, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) announces the completion of the sale of Morpho Detection LLC, a US-based subsidiary of Safran, and other detection-related activities to Smiths Group plc. As announced on April 21, 2016, Safran will record … Read the full press release

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets acquires Warwick Building in London from Legal & General

PARIS, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets (“AXA IM – Real Assets”), a global leader in real assets investment and the leading(1) real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe, announces that it has completed, on behalf … Read the full press release

French President François Hollande visits the bus and coach manufacturing facility of IVECO BUS in Annonay

Today (April 7, 2017), the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, visited the IVECO BUS plant in Annonay, France. He was welcomed by Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President and a member of the CNH Industrial Group Executive Council LONDON, … Read the full press release

Lloyd’s Register supports its strategy to build a marine and offshore Industry 4.0 with investment in ship management software provider

LONDON, 06-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We have made a significant investment in Hamburg-based ship management software provider Hanseaticsoft. Hanseaticsoft provides modern fleet management software solutions to optimise workflows in shipping companies, offering new perspectives on processes and increasing business performance. Clients … Read the full press release

ENGIE decided to transfer its 40% shares in U.K.-based nuclear energy company NuGen to Toshiba

La Défense, France, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NuGen, the U.K.-based nuclear energy company that plans to build three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors in West Cumbria, at Moorside, is facing some significant challenges which have led ENGIE to exercise its contractual rights in … Read the full press release

La Compagnie du Vent to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE

La Défense, France, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and SOPER, respectively 59% and 41% shareholders of La Compagnie du Vent, announce the signing of a share sales agreement by which, once the usual conditions precedent are met, La Compagnie du Vent … Read the full press release

Milestone for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease

Clinicians at the University Hospital Erlangen show how a new laser-based imaging technique termed MSOT can detect inflammation more accurately than current non-invasive diagnostic procedures and thereby help reduce the burden to patients MUNICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ulcerative colitis … 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

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to enable leading EPCI services provider digitize and standardize its processes

Industry Solution Experiences Integrate Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation in a Single Collaborative Digital Environment for Efficient Project Execution VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation’s Combined Vision System certified for use on new Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet

Saint-Cloud, France, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation’s revolutionary Combined Vision System (CVS) has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for use on the new Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet. Known as FalconEye, … Read the full press release

Oberthur Technologies to provide Andorran government the latest generation passports based on Lasink™ technology

PARIS, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink™ technology. OT’s … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial presents Case IH and New Holland Agriculture Autonomous Tractor Concepts at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design

Through videos and images, the Company presents the Case IH and New Holland Agriculture Autonomous Tractor Concepts as part of the ‘Si Automatique?’(If automatics?) exhibition at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne in France. LONDON, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The concept … Read the full press release

MarLink Joins Forces with Long-time IT Management Partner Palantir

Oslo/Paris, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marlink has acquired Palantir AS, a Norway-based maritime IT company specialising in remote IT management solutions. The Share Purchase Agreement whereby Marlink acquired 100% of Palantir AS shares was completed on March 17 2017. Palantir provides … Read the full press release

Airbus To Establish Its First Greenfield Training City in Asia

New Delhi, India, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. The ground-breaking for the Airbus India Training Centre was performed … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Strengthens Its Position in European Corporate Banking and Cash Management according to Greenwich Survey

PARIS, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas today announces it has strengthened its existing market-leading position in European large corporate banking and cash management, according to results published today (March 2) by Greenwich Associates. BNP Paribas ranked first place in the following categories: … Read the full press release

ENGIE reaffirms commitment to play a leading role in development of green finance with issuance of its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion

La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support its ambitious development strategy in renewable energies and energy efficiency, ENGIE issued its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion. The Group reaffirms its commitment and determination to play a leading role in … Read the full press release

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box, world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box. The Netherlands-based company is one of the world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers with over 40,000 charging stations in service. La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electric mobility: a global fast-growing clean energy … Read the full press release

First High-Power All-Electric Telecom Satellite Now Ready for Shipment from Airbus

All-electric propulsion for orbit-raising and on-station manoeuvers inaugurates significant mass savings on this class of mission TOULOUSE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EUTELSAT 172B, the first high power all-electric telecommunications satellite, is now ready for shipment on 20 March from the Airbus … Read the full press release

Fujitsu announced the creation of a Center of Excel-lence dedicated to artificial intelligence in École Polytechnique campus

Palaiseau, France, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On March, 9th 2017, Fujitsu announced the creation of a Center of Excel-lence (CoE) in École Polytechnique dedicated to artificial intelligence. Fujitsu teams will collaborate with École Polytechnique research center and start-ups, hosted in its … Read the full press release

DS Automobiles deploys Dassault Systèmes’ Virtual Garage” solution to fully support the launch of its new SUV, DS 7 CROSSBACK

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that DS Automobiles, the premium brand of PSA … Read the full press release

Capgemini recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®

Recognition honors those companies who lead with integrity and align principle with action. PARIS, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has again been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining … Read the full press release

Eni acquires 50% participating interest of Block 11 Offshore Cyprus; Total remains the Operator of the Block

San Donato Milanese (MI), 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni announces that has finalized a farm-in agreement with Total to acquire 50% Participating Interest of Block 11 Offshore Cyprus. The agreement, by which Total remains the Operator of the Block, has been … Read the full press release

Solvay Debuts New Coating Line at ECS 2017

PARIS, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Novecare, a key global business unit of the Solvay Group and also a worldwide leader in specialty surfactants and specialty monomers, will feature a line of new products designed to meet customers’ unmet needs for … Read the full press release

PSA and BNP Paribas Enter into a Long-term Strategic Partnership with Joint Acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall Brands

PARIS, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the broader alliance announced today between PSA Group and GM’s Opel subsidiary, PSA and BNP Paribas have agreed to jointly acquire Opel / Vauxhall’s captive financing activities and have entered into a long-term … Read the full press release

PSA Group Welcomes Opel/Vauxhall

Establishes PSA Group as #2 in Europe. This strong and balanced presence in its home markets will serve as the basis of profitable growth worldwide Joint venture in auto financing with BNP Paribas to support development of Opel/Vauxhall brands €2.2 … Read the full press release

B&B Hotels selects Vertical Booking CRS for enterprise hotel distribution across their 400 hotels

BERGAMO, Italy, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — B&B Hotels Group, one of the main independent chains of economy hotels in Europe, a brand renowned for the quality of its smooth, efficient and cozy stays, has selected the Vertical Booking CRS solution … Read the full press release

New milestone for VINCI Concessions with the inauguration of the new South Europe Atlantic high-speed line

RUEIL MALMAISON CEDEX, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new South Europe Atlantic high-speed line (SEA HSL), which will put Bordeaux within 2 hours of Paris starting this July, was inaugurated on February 28th, 2017 by French President François Hollande, in the … Read the full press release