Daily Archives: 18, March 2023

ORLEN Group’s LNG and pipeline deliveries from new suppliers account for over 50% of imported gas

(IN BRIEF) The ORLEN Group’s diversification of natural gas supplies has helped enhance Poland’s energy independence and strengthen fuel and commodity security in the region. In 2022, LNG and pipeline deliveries from new suppliers in Norway and Lithuania represented more … Read the full press release

New research project explores sports arenas as sites of cultural dynamics and relations

(IN BRIEF) The University of Freiburg is leading a German-French research project on the significance of sport arenas as spaces for cultural dynamics and relations, as well as socioeconomic and political conditions. The project involves six researchers from the fields … Read the full press release

Dutch Construction Giants Join Forces to Save Greenery

(IN BRIEF) The Struikroven Foundation, which aims to make the conservation and reuse of existing greenery a standard part of demolition, renovation and redevelopment projects in the Netherlands, has signed a cooperation agreement with six Dutch property developers: Heijmans, Vesteda, … Read the full press release

Vesteda achieves world’s largest residential certification under new BREEAM-NL In-Use Homes guideline

(IN BRIEF) Dutch real estate investment firm Vesteda has achieved BREEAM certification for almost its entire residential portfolio of 27,500 homes according to the new BREEAM-NL In-Use Homes guideline. It is the world’s largest ever residential certification achieved in one … Read the full press release

Professor Sir Philip Cohen receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards 2023

(IN BRIEF) Professor Sir Philip Cohen, founding director of Dundee’s MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards 2023. The ceremony, which took place at the National Museum of Scotland, recognized … Read the full press release

Accenture to bolster finance and risk management capabilities with Optimind acquisition

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has announced plans to acquire Optimind, a Paris-based consulting firm that specializes in offering advisory services and solutions for the insurance and banking industries. Optimind provides consulting services to help its clients overcome major challenges in areas … Read the full press release

Gartner Positions Ricoh in Magic Quadrant for Outsourced Digital Workplace Services Worldwide

(IN BRIEF) Ricoh has been included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Outsourced Digital Workplace Services Worldwide report for 2023. The report evaluates 17 providers of remote support to end-users, end-user device support, PC provisioning, and AI-based automation, among other services. … Read the full press release

Swedfund to invest $5m in Somali SMEs through NHAO fund

(IN BRIEF) Swedish development finance institution Swedfund has committed $5m to the Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund (NHAO), which invests in small and medium-sized Somali firms. The fund aims to provide financing for companies with around or less than … Read the full press release

Skanska to build mixed-use development in Norway’s Helgerudkvartalet for NOK 410M

(IN BRIEF) Construction company Skanska has announced a NOK 410 million ($48.5 million) contract to build a mixed-use building in the Helgerudkvartalet urban development project in Sandvika, Norway. The building will include 8,500 square metres of housing and 8,200 square … Read the full press release

Staffordshire Extends Highways Partnership with Amey for £30m Investment

(IN BRIEF) Staffordshire County Council has extended its contract with highways’ partner Amey for another five years, with an extra £30m for the next two years to invest in the county’s highways network. As part of the contract extension, Amey … Read the full press release

Thales to provide upgraded anti-forgery and cybersecurity features for Finnish identity documents

(IN BRIEF) Thales, a French multinational company, has won a contract to produce electronic travel and identity documents for Finland, including passports, identity cards, residence cards, and resident permit cards. The new Finnish electronic travel and identity documents are set … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland now an accredited partner with CDP to support sustainability reporting by companies

(IN BRIEF) TÜV Rheinland has become an accredited partner with CDP, a non-profit organization that collects data on environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption from companies and local authorities. With the new accreditation, TÜV Rheinland can … Read the full press release

Neste’s Renewable Diesel to be More Widely Available in the Netherlands through Partnership with Catom

(IN BRIEF) Neste has entered into a partnership with Catom, a Dutch company engaged in fuel and lubricant trade, distribution and sales, to increase the supply and distribution of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, a product that can reduce greenhouse gas … Read the full press release

Infineon and Infinitum collaborate to drive decarbonization and energy efficiency in industrial applications

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies has partnered with Infinitum to provide semiconductor components for the latter’s Aircore EC motor. Infineon will provide silicon carbide (SiC) CoolSiC MOSFETs, which help to optimise the motor’s power and energy savings. The Infinitum Aircore EC … Read the full press release

Former Heineken executive to take the helm at FrieslandCampina

(IN BRIEF) Dutch dairy cooperative, Royal FrieslandCampina, has announced the appointment of Jan Derck van Karnebeek as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2023. Van Karnebeek will replace Hein Schumacher, who will depart to become CEO of Unilever … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s battery company, PowerCo, begins building new Spanish cell factory

(IN BRIEF) PowerCo, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, has started building its second cell factory, called Gigafactory Valencia, in the Spanish region of Valencia. The cell factory is expected to start production in 2026 and will have an initial production … Read the full press release

Eni Discovers More Than 200M Barrels of Oil Offshore Mexico

(IN BRIEF) Italian energy company Eni has made a new oil discovery on the Yatzil exploration prospect in Block 7 offshore Mexico. Preliminary estimates suggest that the discovery may contain around 200 million barrels of oil in place. The Yatzil-1 … Read the full press release

Eni’s Open-es initiative welcomes UniCredit as strategic partner in enhancing ESG performance

(IN BRIEF) Eni and UniCredit have announced their partnership around Open-es, an initiative aimed at enhancing cross-business collaboration and supporting companies in measuring and improving their ESG performance. Launched by Eni in 2021, Open-es is a digital and innovative platform … Read the full press release

FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship 2023 officially launched with new era of electric competition

(IN BRIEF) The FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship officially launched for 2023 with new status, rounds, and a new manufacturer. The event saw the likes of Enel CEO Francesco Starace, Ducati Motor CEO Claudio Domenicali, and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo … Read the full press release

Arkema launches “ChemArt Green Innovation Class” to support sustainability in China

(IN BRIEF) Arkema has announced its plans to enhance its corporate social responsibility (CSR) brand in China, under a new theme – “Green Life for a Sustainable Future”. The company aims to broaden stakeholders’ outreach and promote local CSR efforts. … Read the full press release