Daily Archives: 2, February 2024

BAE Systems Expands Unmanned Aerial Capabilities with Acquisition of Malloy Aeronautics

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has completed the acquisition of Malloy Aeronautics, a prominent player in innovative heavy lift drone and aeronautical technologies. Malloy Aeronautics specializes in the design and supply of all-electric uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) for both civilian and … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group Enhances Transparency by Adding Fitch Ratings to Assess Creditworthiness

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group, with annual financing requirements of approximately €20 billion, is a regular participant in the international bond markets. To provide greater transparency to investors, Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Financial Services AG have decided to engage Fitch … Read the full press release

Ericsson and IIT Kharagpur Form Strategic Partnership for Advancing 6G Research in India

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson and the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) have entered a long-term collaboration focusing on joint research in the fields of AI, Compute, and Radio, with a particular emphasis on 6G technology development. Through this partnership, … Read the full press release

Skanska Hosts CEO Alliance Meeting for Accelerating Europe’s Climate Transition

(IN BRIEF) On February 1, 2024, Skanska organized the CEO Alliance meeting at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, where CEOs of member companies from various industries convened to discuss collaborative strategies for sustainable business development and innovation. … Read the full press release

Acoramidis Shows Positive Results in Japanese Trial for Treating Transthyretin-Mediated Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM)

(IN BRIEF) In a Phase III trial conducted in Japan, acoramidis, an investigational treatment for transthyretin-mediated amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM), demonstrated promising high-level results consistent with the global BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. ATTRibute-CM Phase III trial. The trial in Japan aimed to … Read the full press release

Nuvia, a VINCI Construction Subsidiary, Secures Major Contract for Ringhals Nuclear Plant Decommissioning in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Swedish energy company Vattenfall has awarded Nuvia, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, a significant contract to undertake the dismantling of units 1 and 2 at the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. This comprehensive project, scheduled to run … Read the full press release

Klabin Acknowledges ANDRITZ for Exceptional Performance in Pulp and Paper Mill Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Klabin, the Brazilian pulp and paper company, has officially commended ANDRITZ for their outstanding technical expertise and project management performance during the extensive Puma II pulp and paper mill expansion project in Ortigueira, Brazil. This recognition program was … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Oyj repurchased 245,903 own shares as Part of EUR 50 Million Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) On February 1, 2024, Outokumpu, a Finnish stainless steel manufacturer, successfully completed its share buyback program, repurchasing a total of 245,903 of its own shares across various trading venues at an average price of EUR 3.99 per share, … Read the full press release

trinamiX Unveils Innovative Sensing Solutions for Consumer Electronics and Automotive at MWC 2024

(IN BRIEF) trinamiX GmbH is showcasing its Face Authentication with liveness detection technology for smartphones and vehicles, offering a secure and convenient method to protect devices and data. The solution even detects realistic three-dimensional masks, ensuring user privacy without compromising … Read the full press release

ECHA Contracts BASF and Consortium to Promote Alternative Testing Methods

(IN BRIEF) The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has awarded a €4.2 million contract to a consortium led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM) to conduct scientific studies on New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) as alternatives to animal … Read the full press release

Sustainable Transportation Milestone: EIB Allocates €400 Million for Croatia’s Railways

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €400 million contract with Croatia’s Ministry of Finance to support the country’s railway infrastructure and rolling stock upgrade. Part of a €900 million commitment, this financing aims to promote sustainable … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Delivers New Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV-30 Variant for U.S. Marine Corps Testing

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has delivered the first production representative test vehicle (PRTV) of the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle 30mm Cannon (ACV-30) variant to the U.S. Marine Corps for testing. The ACV-30 equips dismounted Marines with direct fire support and … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and DFB Promote Inclusion and Diversity in Football at SPOBIS Conference in Hamburg

(IN BRIEF) The SPOBIS Conference in Hamburg saw discussions revolving around inclusion, diversity, and football, featuring the German Football Association (DFB) and Volkswagen. The ‘Inclusion in Football’ workshop addressed topics such as inclusive football clubs, emphasizing experiences over results, and … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain Successfully Concludes Acquisition of International Cellulose Corporation (ICC)

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain, a global leader in sustainable construction materials, has successfully acquired International Cellulose Corporation (ICC), a prominent manufacturer of specialty insulation products in the United States. ICC specializes in producing spray-on thermal insulation, fireproofing solutions, and acoustic finish … Read the full press release

Logicor Expands UK Presence with Forward Funding of 500,000 sq ft Distribution Warehouse in Derby

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent European logistics real estate owner and developer, is set to grow its presence in the UK by forward funding a 500,000 sq ft distribution warehouse in Derby, located within the logistics hub of the East … Read the full press release

Ørsted’s Innovative Approach to Surplus Heat: A Win for Green District Heating

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted, a leading renewable energy company, has teamed up with Danish district heating providers VEKS and CTR to utilize surplus heat generated by a carbon capture plant at Avedøre Power Station. This surplus heat will be used to … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €10 Million in Baltic Venture Capital Fund to Boost Early-Stage Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is backing the growth of venture capital markets in the Baltic states by providing a €10 million investment in Practica Venture Capital III, managed by Lithuania-based venture capital manager Practica … Read the full press release

EBRD Funds Expansion of Azerbaijan’s Shipping Fleet for Enhanced Regional Trade Connectivity

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is granting a $42 million (€38.71 million) loan to Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO), a state-owned shipping company in Azerbaijan. ASCO plans to use the funds to acquire two Handysize … Read the full press release

EIB Grants €49 Million Loan to Transform Public Infrastructure in Croatia’s Split

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €49 million loan agreement with the City of Split to support its 2023-2027 multi-sector investment program aimed at revitalizing public infrastructure. This marks the EIB’s first flagship municipal operation in … Read the full press release

EIB Group’s Strong Growth in France: €12 Billion Investment Spurred by Climate Action, Innovation, and Sustainable Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group experienced robust growth in France, providing nearly €12 billion in long-term financing to the private sector and local and regional authorities. This included €10.6 billion from the EIB and €1.4 … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Pours €1.26 Billion into Austria for Renewable Energy, Water Supply, and Housing Projects in 2023

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group in Austria has revealed its commitment to financing projects focused on renewable energies, water supply, and social housing in 2023, with a total investment of €1.26 billion. Despite an initial cautious approach … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Unveils Award-Winning Extraction System and Innovation Center at Anuga FoodTec 2024

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ is set to showcase its extensive array of solutions for dewatering, drying, and automation in the food industry at Anuga FoodTec 2024 in Cologne, Germany. One of the highlights includes their groundbreaking Turbex extraction … Read the full press release