Category Archives: Spain

Press Releases & News from Spain distributed via EuropaWire

Autonomous Vehicles to Benefit from New Project of TomTom and QualComm

Qualcomm-generated data to feed TomTom’s HD Map offering BARCELONA, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2), a global leader in navigation products, and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced a new project to crowdsource high-definition map … Read the full press release

New comprehensive monitoring and analytical system for fleet owners and drivers launched at the Mobile World Congress

Scania today (27 FEBRUARY 2017) at Mobile World Congress launches Scania One, which provides a single digital environment to a host of connected services for fleet owners and drivers. With one-quarter million connected Scania vehicles, Scania One provides coherent and … 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

BBVA’s Bond Market Performance in 2016 and beyond

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a year marked by the reactivation of the high-yield bond market, and growing investor interest on ultra-long issue maturities, and despite a string of global macroeconomic developments that had a severe impact on the fixed … Read the full press release

Banking Innovations pitched by U.K. Fintech to BBVA

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some of the UK’s top talent in the world of fintech were in Madrid this week to pitch their ideas to a selection of BBVA’s senior leaders. The event, which was organized by the U.K. Government’s … Read the full press release

BBVA Foundation bestows the Frontiers of Knowledge Award to “neglected diseases” fighters

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The BBVA Foundation is distinguishing, in this ninth edition of the Frontiers of Knowledge Award, in the Development Cooperation category researchers Pedro Alonso and Peter Myler, for their pivotal role in the fight against infectious diseases … Read the full press release

Soracom launched secure and scalable IoT platform in Europe

BARCELONA, 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Soracom announced this week at Mobile World Conference its launch of IoT connectivity services in Europe and confirmed commitment to growing IoT by eliminating the barriers related to security, price, speed-to-value and scalability that currently limit IoT development. The … Read the full press release

Banco Santander SA appoints Jose Maria Linares as Head of Global Corporate Banking

MADRID, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Banco Santander SA today announced the appointment of Jose Maria Linares as Head of Global Corporate Banking (SGCB), the Group’s global business unit for corporate clients and institutions. Mr Linares joins Santander from JP Morgan where … Read the full press release

SEAT to give insight into the trends in future mobility at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Cars will increasingly become an extension of the mobile phone, enabling permanent, safe connection Promoting sustainable mobility and anticipating driver needs are two future challenges  Carsharing and shared use fleets are models of collaborative economy that will become trends in … Read the full press release

Bosch to showcase smart IoT solutions at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, February 27 to March 2, 2017

Connectivity is turning the car into a third living space, Bosch’s sensor technology enables connectivity beyond mobility Connected mobility: concept car as the third living space Connected capabilities helps increase Two wheeler safety Sensor technology: tiny sensors enable connectivity solutions … Read the full press release

Telefónica to sell 40% of Telxius Telecom to investment firm KKR Group for 12.75 euros a share

The deal implies an enterprise value of 3,678 million euros and an equity value of 3,188 million euros for Telxius and confirms the valuation established for Telxius at the time of the preparations for its initial public offering. Telefónica will … Read the full press release

Iberdrola signs €500 million green loan with BBVA

It is the largest amount ever signed worldwide in the area of sustainable finance  The company was also the first to launch the green bonds market in Spain in April 2014 BILBAO, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Iberdrola has signed for a … Read the full press release

Gamesa secures first order for its new G126-2.625 MW turbine for Thailand’s Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited

The company will install 20 turbines for Thailand’s developer Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited It will also operate and maintain the facility for 10 years MADRID, 10-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to shore … Read the full press release

Gamesa expands its Asian footprint with its maiden order in Indonesia

Moreover, this order marks the first time Gamesa will install its G114-2.5 MW turbines in Asia-Pacific, excluding China. MADRID, 10-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with PT UPC Sidrap Bayu … Read the full press release

Gamesa opens its new factory in Nellore region, India’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions

The factory will produce blades for the G114-2.0 MW class S turbine, tailor-designed for the Indian market Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Ramesh Kymal, Gamesa’s CEO in India, and José Antonio Cortajarena, Gamesa’s Chief Corporate and … Read the full press release

Iberdrola inaugurates the new San Pedro II hydroelectric complex in Galicia

The Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, and the President of the Regional Government (Xunta) of Galicia, inaugurated the new San Pedro II hydroelectric complex this morning The commissioning of this facility marks the conclusion of the extension that has been … Read the full press release

SENER involved in the first experiment to measure muscle atrophy on the International Space Station

As the main contractor for MARES, SENER was in charge of project management, the global design of the system, the software, all the control, power and supervision electronics, and all the mechanical and structural parts. BARCELONA, 25-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SENER … Read the full press release

Indra becomes part of the Board of Directors of ITEA, the European cluster that drives innovation of Software-intensive Systems & Services (SiSS)

The company has recently joined this organization’s top management, which supports R&D projects driven by the industry in the area of systems and services in which software plays a critical role Indra will bring its technological capabilities and experience with … Read the full press release

Transport for Greater Manchester awards Ferrovial consortium contract to operate and maintain Metrolink tran network

Amey, a Ferrovial Services subsidiary, and global public operator Keolis have been chosen to operate and maintain Manchester Metrolink, the largest tram network in the United Kingdom. The contract runs for up to 10 years. Amey and Keolis have been operating … Read the full press release

SEAT’s technological equipments get a second life in an educational setting at the University College of Industrial Design EUDI

MARTORELL, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT has donated technological equipment for educational use to the University College of Industrial Design EUDI, which is attached to the University of A Coruña. The material includes 18 Wacom Cintiq tablets and three screens which … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space demonstrates refuelling contacts between C295W and H225M Caracal helicopter

GETAFE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has followed its recent successful demonstration of air-to-air refuelling between two C295W medium transports with a demonstration of refuelling contacts with a H225M Caracal helicopter. In the trial, performed jointly with Airbus … Read the full press release

The path towards the autonomous vehicles passes through the European satellites

PRAGA, Czech Republic, 16-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The future of the autonomous driving is “made-in Europe”. The European Agency for the global navigation satellite systems (GSA) has kicked-off ESCAPE, a three-year and 5.4 M€ project to exploit the services offered … Read the full press release

CLH Group announces 4.3% increase in deliveries of oil products to the Spanish market during December 2016 vs. same period last year

MADRID, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — During December, deliveries of oil products from CLH Group facilities to the Spanish market exceeded 3.3 million cubic metres, 4.3% more than in the same period of the previous year after correction of the seasonal effect. … Read the full press release

CLH Group announces 3.6% increase in deliveries of oil products to the Spanish market during 2016 compared to the previous year

MADRID, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deliveries of oil products from CLH Group facilities to the Spanish market during 2016 exceeded 39.2 million cubic metres, 3.6% more than the previous year. Analysed by product type, deliveries of gasolines increased by 2.7% and … Read the full press release

Banco de España announces the appointment of Juan Ayuso Huertas as Director General of Operations, Markets and Payment Systems

MADRID, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At its meeting today, the Governing Council of the Banco de España ratified the appointment, made by the Executive Commission also at a meeting held today, of Juan Ayuso Huertas as Director General of Operations, Markets … Read the full press release

Gamesa will build 20-MW wind farm for Villar Mir Energía, the Villar Mir Group’s energy division

The company will supply 10 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Valiente wind farm located in the province of Huesca. Zamudio, Spain, 29-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Gamesa is exhibiting its strategic commitment to the Spanish market, having secured its first … Read the full press release

Adif: Reurbanización de la Plaza de Armas

• Mercadona obtuvo mediante subasta el arrendamiento del terreno, con un plazo de 40 años, el derecho a construir y explotar un edificio de uso terciario, así como la obligación de reurbanizar la plaza pública en la que se sitúa … Read the full press release

Ferrovial Services subsidiary Amey won EUR 119m contract for waste collection in the county of Surrey

Amey, a subsidiary of Ferrovial Services, will handle waste collection in four boroughs of Surrey, in south-east England. The contract runs for ten years, with the possibility of a 14-year extension. Amey is currently in charge of waste collection on … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space signs A400M Global Support Service contract with UK, France and Spain

MADRID, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has signed a long-term Global Support Service contract for the A400M new generation airlifter with the UK, France and Spain. The new agreement, effective 1 December, runs as a first step … Read the full press release

Audi showcases intelligent parking strategies at Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference in Barcelona

A model version of the Audi Q2 autonomously masters complex parking situations Machine learning as a key technology for piloted driving Personal interaction with specialist and HR experts from Audi BARCELONA, 07-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s one of the world’s … Read the full press release