Monthly Archives: August 2021

BASF majority owned battery materials joint venture formed in the world’s largest battery materials market China

The new joint venture will focus on the rapidly growing electric vehicle segment in the world’s largest battery materials market China The combined technology expertise and market access will provide superior customer value, rapid innovation and cost competitiveness BASF advances … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Inc. signs $6.5 million contract with DARPA for semi-autonomous, multi-domain mission planning software

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 31-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems Inc. (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced it signed a $6.5 million Phase 2 contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility’s advanced hybrid streetcars operated by Charlotte Area Transit system enter revenue service

Innovative battery technology allows for hybrid operation on or off-wire Sustainable technology preserves city’s historic district S700s were manufactured in Sacramento, CA (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 31-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility, redefining mobility with intelligent infrastructure, sustainability, passenger experience and … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell’s subsidiary Sarawak Shell Berhad takes final investment decision on the Timi gas development project, powered by a solar and wind hybrid power system

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 30-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (AMS: RDSA), a Dutch-British multinational oil and gas company, has announced that its subsidiary Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Timi … Read the full press release

CERN’s 2nd online edition of the Webfest tackled projects that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 30-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research, has announced that its Webfest’s second online edition brought together people from 63 … Read the full press release

Sports car manufacturer Porsche expands capacity across Southeast Asia

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 30-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Porsche AG, a German high-performance sports cars manufacturer, has announced it is expanding its engineering and assembly capacity across Southeast Asia.  The development work of the sports car manufacturer has a long tradition … Read the full press release

e-CUPRA ABT XE electric SUV to race at the Arctic X Prix in Greenland

The ABT CUPRA XE team is ready to fight for victory in the Arctic X Prix and climb up the championship standings Mattias Ekström and Jutta Kleinschmidt will race with the e-CUPRA ABT XE1 for the remainder of the season … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz chooses Caravan Salon Düsseldorf for the first trade fair appearance of its new Citan, an ideal basic vehicle for micro camper van conversions

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART/DÜSSELDORF, 27-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Daimler AG, one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, has announced the new Mercedes-Benz Citan, as a prototype, will celebrate its exhibition premiere at … Read the full press release

Covestro / Hesse study: Waterborne 2K PU systems based on Bayhydur® quix 306-70 emit up to 25 percent less CO₂ emissions

Bayhydur® quix makes particularly sustainable water-based PU wood coatings possible (PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 27-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro (ETR: 1COV), a German company leader in polymer materials, and Hesse, a coatings manufacturer, have announced a life cycle assessment study focused on … Read the full press release

Télécoms Sans Frontières sets up Global Xpress satellite broadband connection at the first humanitarian coordination centre in Les Cayes, Haiti

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 26-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has announced that Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), sponsored by the Company, has established a Global Xpress satellite broadband connection at the first … Read the full press release

German BaFin grants CSDR licence for banking services for Clearstream Banking AG

Banking licence for its German CSD marks final CSDR licence for Clearstream CSDR represents major step towards a harmonised European post-trade space (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 26-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse Group (ETR: DB1), an international exchange organisation and innovative … Read the full press release

Equinor, Hydro and Panasonic explore options for a potential joint European battery business

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 26-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor ASA (OSE:EQNR, NYSE:EQNR), an oil, gas, wind and solar energy company active in more than 30 markets globally, Hydro (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company committed to a sustainable … Read the full press release

DNV-ST-0119 standard for floating wind turbine structures updated

The main change is a completely revised section on floating stability. (PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 25-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has announced the update of the DNV-ST-0119 standard for floating wind turbine structures. What’s … Read the full press release

SGS in the Netherlands expands capabilities to include trace gas analyses

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 25-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, announces that its laboratory in Vlissingen (Flushing), Netherlands has expanded its capabilities and is now capable of conducting trace gas analyses to support … Read the full press release

Digi Communications NV announces that a new stock option programme was approved

(PRESS RELEASE) BUCHAREST, Romania, 25-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that the Company’s Board of Directors has approved the grant of a number of 39,000 stock options within … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom to build a 5G campus network for the Werner-von-Siemens-Centre in Berlin

Campus network for industry-related development in Berlin Network for industrial innovation (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 24-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom (ETR: DTE), one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies and the largest telecommunications provider in Europe by revenue, has … Read the full press release

BASF’s Care Creations® unveils new ingredient based on the organic-certified marine algae fucus vesiculosus that improves eye contour appearance

Seanactiv™ harnesses the power of fucus vesiculosus fucoidan to limit visible signs of aging and fatigue around the eyes New ingredient helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, crow’s feet wrinkles and under-eye dullness within just one week of application Three-step action … Read the full press release

BASF to build a new pilot Catalyst Development and Solids Processing Center at its Ludwigshafen site

New center strengthens innovation leadership of chemical catalysts portfolio Sustainable setup with all necessary solids processing capabilities in one place Customers benefit from joint development and faster access to new catalyst technologies (PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 24-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF … Read the full press release

Vodacom’s e-health policy paper: exponential rise in the number of people across Africa relying on Internet for health information

New study shows huge opportunity in digital health with 41% of internet users in Africa regularly using their mobile phones to search for health information (PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 24-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodacom Group Limited (JSE: VOD), a South African … Read the full press release

Aviva Fraud Report: consumers have low trust in the internet as a tool for shopping for financial services

More than half of internet users (53%) don’t trust that the adverts on search engines are placed by a legitimate financial services company or provider And more than half (56%) don’t believe that search engines verify the authenticity of the … Read the full press release

Norway’s largest bus company to operate 13 new Setra S 531 DT double-decker buses on its express routes

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART/OSLO, 24-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — EvoBus GmbH, the owner of the German bus brand Setra and a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, has announced “Vy Buss AS”, Norway’s largest bus company, will be operating 13 new … Read the full press release

AFRY: Efterklang wins Red Dot Design Award with the audio universe project for Storytel

(PRESS RELEASE) SOLNA, 23-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AFRY (STO: AF-B), Swedish-Finnish engineering, consulting and design company active in energy, industry, infrastructure and IT, has announced that Efterklang, award winning expertise in sound design and audio branding and part of AFRY, … Read the full press release

Accenture to help Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) prioritize digital capabilities across Asia and Africa

Initiative will include feasibility study of Smart City OS in Mauritius (PRESS RELEASE) TOKYO, 23-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security, has announced it has been selected … Read the full press release

Fully automated tram depot with a self-driving tram demonstrated by Siemens Mobility and ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 23-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility, redefining mobility with intelligent infrastructure, sustainability, passenger experience and availability, has announced, together with its partner ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH a successful demonstration of a test of the mFUND’s AStriD (“Autonomous … Read the full press release

Aegon repurchased 35,933,035 common shares, July 8 – August 20, 2021 as part of its share buyback program

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 23-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon N.V. (AMS: AGN), Dutch multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company, has announced it has completed the share buyback program to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2020 final dividend … Read the full press release

AXA announces capital increase reserved for its employees

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 23-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA (EPA: CS), A French multinational insurance and asset management firm, announces capital increase reserved for its employees which offers to its employees, in and outside of France, the opportunity to subscribe to … Read the full press release

Houseware producer Orthex to change its entire electricity delivery in the Nordics to fossil free hydro power from Vattenfall

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 20-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a European energy company with a mission to enable fossil free living within one generation, has announced it now delivers 100 percent fossil free hydro power to Orthex’s factories in Sweden and … Read the full press release

AFRY to become a global partner for implementation and integrations of OptiCept Technologies’ systems and technology

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 20-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AFRY (STO: AF-B), Swedish-Finnish engineering, consulting and design company active in energy, industry, infrastructure and IT and OptiCept Technologies (FRA: 725), Lund based provider of technological solutions for the food and plant industry, … Read the full press release

Advanced analytics company Novetta with focus on defense, intelligence, and law enforcement markets acquired by Accenture Federal Services (AFS)

AFS Launches National Security Portfolio  (PRESS RELEASE) ARLINGTON, VA, United States, 20-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security, has announced that its subsidiary Accenture Federal Services (AFS) … Read the full press release

Ad firm Droga5 founder David Droga to lead Accenture Interactive

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK, 20-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security, has announced the appointment of acclaimed creative icon David Droga, founder and chairman of Droga5, named … Read the full press release