Monthly Archives: May 2020

Siemens Gamesa announces first firm offshore order in France

Siemens Gamesa has received the firm order from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola, to supply and build the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to be used; firm order … Read the full press release

H&M and CHIMI collaborate on the eyewear brand’s first ever menswear collection

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — H&M teams up with Stockholm-based eyewear brand CHIMI for its first ever menswear collection. The collection features not only unique sunglasses, but also stylish retro-inspired clothing and accessories in signature colour choices of … Read the full press release

SGS welcomes Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as head of its biologics business across the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider SGS announces the appointment of Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as Director of Biopharmaceutical Services (USA). Edward, who joined SGS in May 2020, takes responsibility for … Read the full press release

wpd signs Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Colorado based Ball Corporation for its Corralnuevo wind farm

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German developer and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms wpd has announced it achieved a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for its project company for the onshore wind farm project “Corralnuevo” with the … Read the full press release

bp’s proprietary PTA production technology selected for Weilian Chemical’s new PTA production unit in China

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational oil and gas company bp has entered into a licensing agreement with China’s Dongying Weilian Chemical Co., Ltd. for its latest generation purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology. Weilian Chemical is a subsidiary … Read the full press release

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, Switzerland, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus, the Swiss-based cyber-security firm, announced today that SecurLine, its flagship secure communications application, has been formally certified by Portugal’s Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (National Security Office) to protect classified communications. Deploying … Read the full press release

Lime and Allianz to improve safety of micromobility through global strategic partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in shared smart mobility solutions, Lime and Allianz, via its Allianz Partners entity dedicated to assistance and insurance solutions, have entered into a global strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to improve … Read the full press release

Audi rolls out expanded digital offerings for purchasing new and used cars in European markets

A range of digital offerings make it easier to access new and used cars Rollout of online reservation system in European markets In Germany: online platform for purchasing new cars from dealer stock (PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

New Hub by Telenor to focus on 5G, IoT across key Nordic markets

(PRESS RELEASE) FORNEBU, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian multinational telecommunications company Telenor has announced it is establishing a new Nordic Hub that will work on strengthening key areas, such as 5G, IoT, and the business and SME segment, across its … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s latest ConsumerLab report: concerns about air and water pollution, climate change and global warming raise among consumers

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational technology leader Ericsson announced it has released its latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report called ‘Consumers, sustainability and ICT’ that contains a fresh look and insights into consumer attitudes concerning sustainability challenges – … Read the full press release

The new Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine will be deployed in 300 MW project in Taiwan

New SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used for the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project Further discussions ongoing regarding deploying the turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline Siemens Gamesa’s manufacturing … Read the full press release

SGS: Final rule 16 CFR 1224 on safety standard for Portable Bed Rails in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-May-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS has announced that a direct final rule on incorporating the latest version of the ASTM standard for Portable Bed Rails has just been published by the … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Norcable’s industrial electric cable are made with Hydro’s aluminium made from renewable energy

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Aluminium-based industrial power cables producer Norcable has chosen to purchase aluminium from Hydro as it is important for the company the aluminium used in its products has a small carbon footprint. For Norcable … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä upgrades its FuelFlex Injection Control Unit (ICU) to meet sulphur emission regulations

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Marine and energy equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä Corporation has announced an upgrade of its FuelFlex Injection Control Unit (ICU) to meet the requirements of operating its RT-flex type two-stroke diesel engines with both residual … Read the full press release

ZF electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will propel the new Optare’s Metrodecker EVs for London

(PRESS RELEASE) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced its electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will be used to propel the new thirty-seven Metrodecker EVs from British bus manufacturer Optare ordered by London … Read the full press release

Decarbonisation: Leading energy stakeholders in Europe launch “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European stakeholders active in the entire spectrum of the energy sector as EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, Vestas, among others, have announced they are launching new major initiative called “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” aimed at … Read the full press release

Analytics database management software company Exasol AG goes public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse Group has announced that the Germany based analytics database management software company Exasol AG (ISIN: DE000A0LR9G9) has become the the first IPO for the year on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The … Read the full press release

Rare disease: Enhertu of AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo now with Orphan Drug Designation in the US for treatment of gastric cancer

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enhertu, jointly developed by British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the second-largest pharmaceutical company in Japan Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited), has just been granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) in … Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: Iberdrola Spain Foundation to cook 90,000 meals for charity in Madrid and Biscay

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola through its foundation (Iberdrola Spain Foundation) is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis by going to cook 90,000 meals for charity. The initiative … Read the full press release

Moldovan agricultural firm Terrarica to upgrade machinery with financial support from EBRD and the EU

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that a joint financing facility of the bank and the EU helped Terrarica to purchase machinery for agriculture production, including new tractors, auxiliary … Read the full press release

Turkish pulses producer Yayla gets EUR 25 million loan from EBRD

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The multilateral developmental investment bank EBRD has announced it is financing the day-to-day operations of the Turkish pulses producer Yayla with €25 million loan in the form of working capital. Yayla is facing … Read the full press release

Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer to succeed Gerard Kleisterlee as Vodafone’s Chairman of the Board

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone has announced that Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer will be joining its board as a Non-Executive Director. The appointment is subject to shareholder approval on the Company’s Annual General Meeting … Read the full press release

First Tokio Marine Kiln forecasts to reflect Covid-19 effects released

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance and reinsurance syndicates firm Tokio Marine Kiln Syndicates Ltd. (TMK) has announced it released forecasts for the 2018 and 2019 years of account for its two non-aligned syndicates. TMK’s forecast ranges have … Read the full press release

Ricoh webinar to help Print Service Providers (PSPs) coup with the new normal

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading Japanese imaging and electronics company Ricoh has announced it will collaborate with printing industry TV-channel Inkish TV to help Print Service Providers (PSPs) plan their new normal. Ricoh Business Booster programme will … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca expects to begin first deliveries of the University of Oxford’s vaccine in September 2020

The company received support of more than $1bn from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad and equitable supply of the vaccine throughout the world at no profit during the pandemic First agreements for at least 400 … Read the full press release

H&M unveils new dress collection made from recycled and sustainable sourced materials

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational clothing-retailer H&M has announced it takes yet another step in moving towards a more sustainable fashion future with a collection made from recycled and sustainable sourced materials. The fashion retail company … Read the full press release

Clothing and footwear containing Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) under EU REACH Regulations may get taxed in Sweden – SGS

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification services multinational firm SGS has announced that a tax on clothing and footwear products that contain SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) under EU REACH Regulations is about … Read the full press release

Leading UK universities release set of measures to protect Britain’s hard won reputation as a global leader in higher education

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — 24 leading UK universities represented by Russell Group released today a set of proposals and measures aimed at defending Britain’s hard-won leading position on the international higher education market. Among others are fast-tracking … Read the full press release

RB pledges £1 million to the IRC’s COVID-19 response in refugee and vulnerable communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

(PRESS RELEASE) SLOUGH, UK, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in hygiene, health & nutrition, RB is providing lifesaving programmes for the world’s most vulnerable communities by pledging £1 million to the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) response to the … Read the full press release

Continental successfully placed two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion to further strengthen its overall liquidity

Two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion successfully placed on the capital market as part of a dual-tranche issue Interest rates are 2.125 and 2.5 percent, terms are 3.5 and 6.25 years; both issues were significantly oversubscribed Bonds … Read the full press release