Monthly Archives: February 2019

Laxaskogen wind farm completed on schedule: 25.2 megawatts installed

CUXHAVEN, 28-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Project developer PNE AG has just completed the Swedish wind energy project Laxaskogen. The wind farm in Sweden has been developed by PNE on behalf of the owner and sold in 2017 to the German … Read the full press release

Strategically located in Houston, the new failure lab of DNV GL expands the company’s global network of laboratories and test facilities

HOUSTON, Texas, United States, 28-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New DNV GL failure analysis facility will open in Houston, Texas with the aim to prevent and learn from failures and continue to improve safety, reliability and up-time. The new center support … Read the full press release

Art of the Portuguese Santiago Ribeiro in Moscow

MOSCOW, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Once again in Moscow the art of the Portuguese artist Santiago Ribeiro that is passing in New York and in London, will be exhibited to the people of this ultra-modern city. Santiago is the promoter … Read the full press release

Conception X by Barclays and UCL to create investable, early-stage deep tech start-ups

LONDON, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — PhDs in University College London’s top-ranked Computer Science programme will now be able to turn their dissertation into a deep tech start-up. This will become possible thanks to the new initiative launched by Barclays and … Read the full press release

New EUR 93 million logistics hub of DHL Express in Madrid will strengthen ecommerce between Europe and Latin America

MADRID / BONN, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Express has just opened its new hub at Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid following an investment of 93 million euros. The company’s expansion will help strengthen the position of Madrid as … Read the full press release

Ma Tao joins IATA’s North Asia Regional Office in Beijing as Regional Vice President

GENEVA, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Air Transport Association named Ma Tao as Regional Vice President (RVP) for North Asia. Ma will join IATA on 1 March 2019 from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) where he is currently … Read the full press release

Jeanette Wong and William C. Dudley nominated for election to the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG

ZURICH/BASEL, 26-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jeanette Wong and William C. Dudley have been nominated by the UBS Board of Directors for election to the Board of UBS Group AG. The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders on 2 May 2019. … Read the full press release

Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reach 384 million tonnes in 2020 – Shell LNG Outlook 2019

THE HAGUE, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to Shell’s LNG Outlook for 2019 the global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will reach 384 million tonnes by 2020. The use of LNG in 2018 around the world has also grown by 27 million tonnes … Read the full press release

Near-production Volkswagen T-Roc R to première at the International Geneva Motor Show, 7 -17 March 2019

WOLFSBURG, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is to unveil the latest top model of its successful T-Roc at this year’s International Geneva Motor Show – T-Roc R. The 89th edition of the International Geneva Motor Show will be held at Palexpo from March … Read the full press release

Beata Javorcik to succeed Sergei Guriev as new Chief Economist at EBRD

LONDON, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD names Beata Javorcik to succeed Sergei Guriev as Chief Economist. She will join the Bank on 1 September 2019. Beata Javorcik is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics at … Read the full press release

Notification shares buy-back: DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market the transactions which occurred under the DIGI symbol between 18 and 22 February 2019

BUCHAREST, Romania, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with the ASF Regulation no. 5/2018 and art. 2 of the Commission Delegated Report (UE) 1052/2016, DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market (Bucharest Stock Exchange “BVB”, Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority … Read the full press release

Gfk: Smartphones, mobile phones and wearables still the powerhouse in the $1.2 trillion technical consumer goods (TCG) market

NUREMBERG, 22-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New study released today by Gfk has seen 44 percent share of smartphones, mobile phones and wearables in the $1.2 trillion technical consumer goods (TCG) market. The report is released on the occasion of the Mobile World … Read the full press release

City of Stockholm hires Skanska for the renovation of the Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre

STOCKHOLM, 22-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The City of Stockholm has signed an agreement with the construction company Skanska to have the Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre in central Stockholm, Sweden renovated. The renovation will cost the City of Stockholm around SEK 550 M (~EUR 51 million). … Read the full press release

Safety meets Performance: New Xylon IP core called logiHSSL will be presented at Embedded World 2019

MUNICH, 22-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG, Xilinx Inc. and Xylon, d.o.o. will present a new Xylon IP core called logiHSSL presented at Embedded World trade fair 2019. The companies have joined forced to provide more flexibility in how to … Read the full press release

Modern Times Group MTG AB divests its Bulgarian media business

STOCKHOLM, 22-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Modern Times Group MTG AB, a leading international digital entertainment group, has just announced it signed an agreement to sell its holdings in the Bulgarian media group Nova Broadcasting Group (Nova). The deal is for 95% stake in the … Read the full press release

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye: 2018 was the best ever year at Heathrow

LONDON, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Heathrow reports 2018 as the best year in the airport’s history after eight years of consecutive growth. Commenting on an exceptional year at Heathrow, the airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “2018 was the best ever year … Read the full press release

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019: Nominations for BPG Radio Programme, Broadcaster and BPG Podcast announced

HOOK, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The radio nominations for the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards 2019 have just been announced. The winners will be named at the 45th BPG Awards lunch at Banking Hall in the City on Friday March 15th 2019. The BPG Awards … Read the full press release

Wind energy continues to grow as share in EU’s electricity mix

BRUSSELS, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope report reveals that in 2018, wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity, an increase from 12% in 2017. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW onshore and … Read the full press release

Gemalto unveils the industry-first 5G SIM compliant with the latest ETSI 3GPP specifications and SIMalliance recommendations

AMSTERDAM, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto has just unveiled the industry-first 5G SIM that comply with the latest ETSI 3GPP specifications and SIMalliance recommendations. The 5G SIM will meet operator requirements for the new generation of network deployments that will emerge in 2019. … Read the full press release

Patients can now lie longer due to smart sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue

BERN, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — An innovative project called ProTex will receive CHF 2 million funding grant from BRIDGE Discovery. ProTex relies on highly sensitive portable sensors that use light to measure oxygen saturation in the blood. Those portable sensors will help prevent injuries to … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse holds the first-ever Swiss-wide day dedicated to the entrepreneurship

ZURICH, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse is today commemorating the 200th anniversary the birth of Alfred Escher. What Alfred Escher has achieved back in the 19th century continues to have a lasting impact on Switzerland as an economic center to … Read the full press release

Valio committed to help Finns reduce their excess sodium intake through its Valio ValSa® products

HELSINKI, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — FinRavinto 2017 survey revealed that Finns’ salt intake is still too large, with 86% of women and almost all men, 98%, exceed the daily recommended sodium intake. Valio makes it possible to reduce the sodium … Read the full press release

IDEX 2019: Saab advances its work in developing an indigenous industrial capability in the UAE

ABU DHABI, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab made yet another important step in progressing with its plans and works to develop an indigenous industrial capability in the UAE. At IDEX 2019, MENA region’s leading defence exhibition and conference, Saab signed a crucial agreement with Tawazun … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V.: finalization and registration by the Company of the conversion of 1,200,000 A shares into an equal number of class B shares

BUCHAREST, Romania, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that, by notice no 5,392/19.02.2019, the Central Securities Depository in Romania informed the Company that, on 18 February 2019, it … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V.: Exercise of stock options by a PDMR in accordance with the stock option plan for the Group’s Romanian employees

BUCHAREST, Romania, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that, on 15 February 2019, Mr. Dan Ioniță, Co-Chief Financial Officer of the Company, exercised his stock option with respect … Read the full press release

Coffee and energy drinks can make water molecules in your body fall asleep

THE HAGUE, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris have just discovered that both the caffeine and the taurine can slow down the movement of water molecules by a factor 5 and 4 … Read the full press release

Neste to drive successful execution of its global growth strategy in renewable products with new organizational structure

ESPOO, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste Corporation redesigns its organizational structure to strengthen its global growth strategy in renewable products. Neste will divide its growing Renewable Products business area into three business units and one operational platform each of which … Read the full press release

New partnership between Lloyds Banking Group and Visa aims to ease access to cash across UK

LONDON, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New pilot cashback scheme, aimed at making it easier and more convenient for people to access cash in areas across UK where it might be challenging, is going to be launched in the UK by Lloyds Banking Group … Read the full press release

CaixaBank reports nearly 50% increase of the money loaned to the hotel industry in Spain for 2018 YoY

BARCELONA, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CaixaBank has just released information about its loan exposition to the Spanish hotel industry for 2018. According to data from the bank, it has loaned 2,186 billion euros to the hotel industry in Spain during 2018, which represents 46% … Read the full press release

UKFast’s new One-Click Apps feature eliminates lengthy install processes on virtual machines

MANCHESTER, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UKFast introduces a new feature on its eCloud hosting portfolio that allows users to install popular applications on new virtual machines in seconds. The new One-Click Apps feature eliminates lengthy install processes and reduces the … Read the full press release