Daily Archives: 6, September 2023

Lyon’s Holcim Innovation Hub: A Catalyst for Green Building Innovations

(IN BRIEF) Holcim has inaugurated its Innovation Hub in Lyon, France, designed to showcase sustainable building solutions and foster collaboration in the pursuit of low-carbon, circular, and energy-efficient construction methods. The multi-story Hub accommodates start-ups, think tanks, and experts, serving … Read the full press release

Leading Real Estate Firm EQT Exeter Expands European Presence with New Partner

(IN BRIEF) EQT Exeter has appointed Tom Livelli as a Partner, based in Madrid, to lead the expansion of its European multi-family platform. Tom brings significant experience from his previous role as Senior Managing Director at Greystar, where he oversaw … Read the full press release

ABS Production in Tianjin: INEOS and SINOPEC’s New Joint Venture Takes Shape

(IN BRIEF) INEOS and SINOPEC have signed a shareholder agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture for the construction of a new ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plant in Tianjin, China. The plant, utilizing INEOS’ Terluran® ABS technology, will have a … Read the full press release

VINCI Commits to Sustainable Olympics as Official Partner of Paris 2024 Games

(IN BRIEF) VINCI Group has become an Official Supporter of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, emphasizing its commitment to sustainability and community impact. VINCI aims to reduce carbon emissions for the event by over 50% compared to previous … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ’s Advanced Rolling Mill to Boost ArcelorMittal’s E-Mobility Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, a leading international technology group, has secured a major contract from ArcelorMittal in France to provide a cutting-edge reversible 6-high cold-rolling mill for processing high-grade non-oriented silicon steel strip (NGO) used in electric motors for e-mobility. This … Read the full press release

bp Secures Long-Term LNG Offtake Contract with Woodfibre LNG for Sustainable Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) bp has secured its third long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) offtake contract from the Woodfibre LNG facility in British Columbia, Canada. This contract adds 0.45 million tonnes of LNG per year on a free-on-board (FOB) basis for 15 … Read the full press release

Santander CIB Invests in EIT InnoEnergy to Propel Sustainable Energy Innovations

(IN BRIEF) Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (Santander CIB) has acquired a stake in EIT InnoEnergy, a sustainable energy pioneer, as part of a EUR 140 million investment round alongside other strategic partners. This investment aligns with Santander’s strategy to … Read the full press release

SGS Collaborates with EcoSeaStems to Launch ReefTox Test for Assessing Cosmetics’ Impact on Coral Reefs

(IN BRIEF) SGS has partnered with EcoSeaStems to introduce ReefTox, an ecotoxicology test for evaluating the impact of cosmetics products on corals. Developed by biologist Vincent Bourgeteau, ReefTox assesses the toxicity of cosmetics products on 50 coral species found in … Read the full press release

Vincent Jamin Appointed Administrative Director of Eurojust, EU’s Criminal Justice Cooperation Agency

(IN BRIEF) The College of Eurojust has appointed Vincent Jamin as the new Administrative Director of the agency. Jamin, a French prosecutor with 25 years of experience in criminal justice, has held various positions at Eurojust since 2010, including heading … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU Collaborate to Boost Armenian MSMEs Through Acba Bank Funding

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are collaborating to enhance access to finance for Armenian micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) through Acba Bank. The EBRD is providing a loan equivalent … Read the full press release

EBRD Appoints Mark Davis as Regional Head of Central Europe to Drive Economic Transition

(IN BRIEF) Mark Davis has been appointed as the new Regional Head of Central Europe for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In his new role, he will oversee EBRD operations in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the … Read the full press release

Public Development Banks Unite for Blue Finance Roadmap to Promote Ocean Protection and Sustainable Use

(IN BRIEF) During the Finance in Common Summit in Cartagena, public development banks, including the AFD, ADB, CAF, CDP, EBRD, EIB, IDB, KfW Development Bank, and BOAD, have committed to collaborating on a Blue Finance Roadmap to address ocean protection … Read the full press release

EIB Delegation Engages in 32nd Economic Forum, Discussing Investments and Sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) delegation led by Grzegorz Rabsztyn is participating in the 32nd Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland. The forum’s theme is “New Values for the Old Continent – Europe on the Threshold of Change.” Discussions … Read the full press release

EIB’s Working Paper Discusses Climate Risks in Latin America and the Caribbean, Banking Sector’s Green Transition Challenges

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has presented a working paper titled “Climate Risks in Latin America and the Caribbean: Are banks ready for the green transition?” at the 2023 Finance in Common Summit in Colombia. The paper highlights … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Successfully Prices EUR 3 Billion EARN Benchmark Bond

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has priced a new EUR 3 billion 5-year benchmark bond, known as EARN, with a maturity date of November 15, 2028. The bond carries an annual coupon of 3.000% and an issue price … Read the full press release

Boskalis Secures Major Contracts for Cable Transportation and Installation for Poland’s Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) Boskalis has secured two significant contracts for the transportation and installation of export and array cables for the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm located off the coast of Poland. The contracts were awarded by a joint venture between … Read the full press release

Scania Inaugurates Battery Assembly Plant for Serial Production of Premium Electric Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Scania has celebrated the inauguration of its battery assembly plant at its headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden, marking a significant milestone for the company. This plant’s operations will facilitate the serial production of premium heavy-duty electric vehicles. The battery … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s ‘Sleep in the City’ Project Explores Effects of Urban Heat on Sleep Quality

(IN BRIEF) A research team at Loughborough University is investigating the effects of extreme weather, particularly the ‘urban heat island’ phenomenon, on sleep quality and well-being through the Sleep in the City project. The research focuses on the impact of … Read the full press release

GRAHAM Construction Secures Multi-Region Slots in Procure Partnerships’ National Contractors Framework 2023

(IN BRIEF) GRAHAM Construction has been appointed to the Procure Partnerships’ National Contractors Framework 2023, covering Construction, Civil Engineering, and Decarbonisation across multiple lots. The framework is structured regionally to ensure local delivery and national governance alignment. GRAHAM has secured … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures $834M Contract for I-405 Corridor Expansion Project in Washington

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has entered into a contract with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to enhance and operationalize a 7.2-kilometer stretch of the I-405 corridor in Bothell, Washington. The contract is valued at USD 834 million (SEK 8.8 … Read the full press release

Henkel’s Montornès Aerospace Plant Earns Airbus Supplier Qualification for Quality and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Henkel’s aerospace plant in Montornès Del Vallès, Spain, has been recognized as a Standard and Raw Materials Supplier by Airbus. This acknowledgment demonstrates Airbus’s approval of the quality and value of procedures, production, and individual products at the … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain: Christian Bako Appointed Vice-President of Marketing & Development, Joins Executive Committee to Drive Growth and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Christian Bako has been appointed as the Vice-President of Marketing & Development and has joined the Executive Committee of Saint-Gobain. He will report to Anne Hardy, Chief Innovation Officer. Bako’s new role involves accelerating growth, promoting innovation, and … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Announces Shareholders’ Nomination Board Members for Board of Directors Composition Proposals

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board is responsible for proposing the composition of the Board of Directors and director remuneration for the Annual General Meeting. The Nomination Board is comprised of representatives from the four largest shareholders based on the … Read the full press release