Daily Archives: 16, December 2023

Hungary and Rheinmetall Collaborate on €288 Million Panther KF51 Next-Generation Tank Development

(IN BRIEF) The Hungarian government and Rheinmetall have signed a €288 million contract to jointly develop the Panther KF51 next-generation main battle tank, taking it to production maturity. The project involves the creation of a demonstrator vehicle and its qualification … Read the full press release

Skanska’s Joint Venture Awarded Additional GBP 71 Million for HS2 High-Speed Railway Project in the UK

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, has been granted an additional GBP 71 million (approximately SEK 940 million) under their existing contract with HS2 Ltd for phase one of the high-speed railway project in … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Completes Share Repurchase Program, Acquiring 157,620 Treasury Shares

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu has successfully completed its share repurchase program, acquiring a total of 157,620 treasury shares across multiple trading venues at an average price of EUR 4.46 per share. The program, announced on November 29, 2023, allowed for the … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Unveils Share-Based Programs for 2024–2026 with Focus on Sustainability and Performance

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu’s Board of Directors has approved the initiation of the company’s share-based programs, the Performance Share Plan (PSP) and Restricted Share Pool (RSP), for the period spanning from 2024 to 2026. These programs will commence at the beginning … Read the full press release

Alexander van Ofwegen Appointed as Senior Vice President for Customers & Solutions and Heat at Vattenfall

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall, the European energy company, has named Alexander van Ofwegen as its new Senior Vice President and Head of Business Areas Customers & Solutions and Heat. In his new role, which begins on January 1, 2024, Van Ofwegen … Read the full press release

Nicola Beer Appointed as First Female German Vice-President on EIB Management Committee

(IN BRIEF) Nicola Beer has been appointed as the first female Vice-President on the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) Management Committee, representing Germany. With a background in law and politics, Beer brings extensive experience from her roles as a member of … Read the full press release

Sunlight Receives €25 Million EIB Loan to Expand Lithium Battery Production in Greece

(IN BRIEF) Sunlight, a prominent battery manufacturer and member of the Olympia Group, has secured a €25 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to bolster its lithium battery production capacity at its cutting-edge facility in Xanthi, Greece. With … Read the full press release

EIB Global Signs €41.2 Million Loan Agreement to Rehabilitate Moldova’s Rail Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) specialized development finance arm, EIB Global, has entered into a €41.2 million loan agreement with the government of Moldova for the revitalization of the country’s railway infrastructure. Complementing this funding is a €12 … Read the full press release

EIB Sets 2024 Issuance Target at €60 Billion with Borrowing Authorization of €65 Billion

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has outlined its financial plans for 2024, aiming to issue approximately €60 billion in bonds for the year. This issuance target was approved by the EIB Board of Directors in their December meeting, … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Welcomes EU Accession Negotiations with Ukraine, Moldova, and Candidate Status for Georgia

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) applauds the European Council’s decision to initiate EU accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova, while also granting candidate country status to Georgia. EIB President Werner Hoyer emphasizes the positive impact of enlargement on … Read the full press release

Nordic Paper Selects AFRY as Partner for Sustainable Investment Projects in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Nordic Paper, a prominent specialty paper manufacturer based in Scandinavia, has enlisted AFRY as its engineering and project management collaborator for strategic investment initiatives at its Bäckhammar mill in Sweden. With an investment of approximately MSEK 850, Nordic … Read the full press release

Elkem Enhances Production Control and Safety with State-of-the-Art Control Center in Norway

(IN BRIEF) Elkem, a global leader in advanced materials based on silicon, is embarking on a digitalization initiative at its Bremanger plant in Norway. The company aims to improve production quality, safety, and efficiency by centralizing control rooms and production … Read the full press release

Lagardère Travel Retail to Elevate Food and Beverage Experience at Varna and Burgas Airports from 2025

(IN BRIEF) Lagardère Travel Retail is set to enhance the food and beverage offerings at Varna and Burgas international airports from 2025 as it takes on the management of the Foodservice Master Concession. This transformation will introduce new concepts from … Read the full press release

Infineon Introduces 4.5 kV XHP™ 3 IGBT Modules for Medium Voltage Drives and Transport

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG unveils the 4.5 kV XHP™ 3 IGBT modules, marking a significant shift in medium voltage drives (MVD) and transportation applications. These innovative modules are set to simplify design, reduce component count, and enhance efficiency for … Read the full press release

Roche Achieves Top Sustainability Rankings in Pharmaceuticals Index for 15th Consecutive Year

(IN BRIEF) Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has once again secured its position as one of the leading sustainable companies in the Pharmaceuticals sector within the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). In the latest rankings, Roche secured the third … Read the full press release