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Fortum supports its battery business with the acquisition of Crisolteq

ESPOO, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum strengthens its position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe with the acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in Crisolteq, a Finnish specialist in recycling valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. This investment is … Read the full press release

The ancient home of Confucius, the city of Luoyang, will launch its metro line equipped with thyssenkrupp elevators and escalators

The ancient home of Confucius, the city of Luoyang, will launch its metro line equipped with thyssenkrupp elevators and escalators

ESSEN, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chinese historical city Luoyang in the Henan province will be launching its metro in 2021 by relying on 234 elevators and escalators from thyssenkrupp Elevator. The company has just announced it won the bidding to … Read the full press release

EY Global will initiate their EY TaxChat™ this year

LONDON, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ernst & Young (EY) Global Limited has announced its mobile tax preparation service application which will be available late of 2020. EY TaxChat is the first direct-to-consumer EY tax service which is designed by each individual … Read the full press release

‘Financial NewTech Challenge 2020’ launches today

PARIS, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational company, Capgemini together with Efma launched the Financial NewTech Challenge 2020 today, powered by FinTechVisor. The Financial NewTech Challenge 2020 aims to discover the best collaborative business solutions that will be presented to … Read the full press release

CMC Poland signs 10-Year contract with Statkraft

ZAWIERCIE / AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft, a hydropower company, has joined forces with Commercial Metals Company Poland (CMC) signing a 10-year financial Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providing 20 percent fixed-rate for CMC Poland starting in 2021. CMC Poland, … Read the full press release

Elering becomes a member of the European Network For Cyber Security to enhance Estonia’s energy grid cybersecurity

Elering becomes a member of the European Network For Cyber Security to enhance Estonia's energy grid cybersecurity

THE HAGUE, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) welcomes its newest member – Elering, Estonia’s national Transmission System Operator (TSO) for electricity and natural gas. By joining ENCS, Elering will help strengthen the energy sector’s cyber … Read the full press release

EMA announces the appointment of Dr Hilmar Hamann as Head of the Information Management Division

AMSTERDAM, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) appoints Dr Hilmar Hamann as Head of the Information Management Division. Prior to joining EMA, Dr. Hamann has served as the Director for the Office of Business Informatics at the … Read the full press release

Hong Kong listed WuXi Biologics to operate Bayer’s final drug product manufacturing plants in Leverkusen, Germany

Plants in Leverkusen will be operated by WuXi Biologics and will serve as a back-up site for final product manufacturing of Kovaltry™

LEVERKUSEN, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ —  Life science, health care and nutrition global enterprise Bayer announced that the leading global open-access biologics technology firm WuXi Biologics (WuXi Bio), listed in Hong Kong (stock code: 2269.HK), through its subsidiary in Germany WuXi … Read the full press release

Amey appoints Lucy Fell as Account Director for the Area 10 highways maintenance and response contract

OXFORD, UK, 15-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey announces the appointment of Lucy Fell as Account Director for the Area 10 Maintenance and Response contract. Lucy will lead the 15-year highways contract for Highways England, which went live in April 2019. … Read the full press release

GRAHAM selected for Pagabo’s £10 billion national framework through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process

GRAHAM selected for Pagabo 10 billion national framework through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process

Hillsborough, UK, 15-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — GRAHAM announced it has been selected through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process for Pagabo’s £10 billion national framework for major works. The expected value of Pagabo Major Works Framework will be in the … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse Cash Market: First ETF in Europe with focus on companies active in the medical cannabis

Deutsche Börse Cash Market: First ETF in Europe with focus on companies active in the medical cannabis

FRANKFURT, 14-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF, developed by HANetf and leading Canada-based asset manager Purpose Investment Inc., is a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that is going to be tradable on Xetra and Börse … Read the full press release

BBVA partners with leading developer of authentication solutions Nok Nok Labs

BILBAO, Spain, 14-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA teams up with the authentication solutions company Nok Nok Labs to strengthen the security of biometric systems on mobile devices. The partnership is part of BBVA’s strategy to improve the security and user … Read the full press release

Chinese petrochemical plant to use highly energy-efficient Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers

LUND, Sweden, 14-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers to a petrochemical plant in China. The order is worth approximately EUR 12 million (SEK 125 million) of which around EUR 6 million (SEK 65 … Read the full press release

Schroders names Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France

LONDON, 13-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders announces the appointment of Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France. Yves will lead and further develop Schroders’ activities in France. He will report to Karine Szenberg, Head of Europe at Schroders. Yves joined … Read the full press release

The 3rd largest bank in Croatia Erste Bank Croatia gets €100 million from EBRD to finance tourism industry in Croatia and Montenegro

Suma Chakrabarti, EBRD President and Christoph Schoefboeck, President of the Management Board of EBC

LONDON, 13-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announced it is lending up €100 million to the third-largest bank in Croatia Erste Bank Croatia (EBC), part of Erste Group, in support of the tourism industry in Croatia and Montenegro. The focus of … Read the full press release

EURid announces winners of its SAFEonLINE Art Competition

DIEGEM, Belgium, 10-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EURid announces winners of its SAFEonLINE Art Competition. The competition was launched last October 2019 by the .eu domain name registry and was open to secondary schools students across Slovakia and the Czech Republic … Read the full press release

Ferrovial welcomes Carlos Cerezo as new Chief Human Resources Officer

MADRID, 10-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ferrovial announces the appointment of Carlos Cerezo as Chief Human Resources Officer and to its management committee. Carlos succeeds María Dionis, who has held the position since 2015. Carlos has been with Ferrovial since 2006. … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval to supply heat exchangers that can withstand high pressure and temperatures for a refinery in Russia

Alfa Laval to supply heat exchangers that can withstand high pressure and temperatures for a refinery in Russia

LUND, 9-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling Alfa Laval has announced it will deliver OLMI heat exchangers for a refinery located in Russia in an order worth approximately SEK 200 million … Read the full press release

SEB names its first Global Creative Director

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 9-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SEB announces the appointment of Mathias Appelblad as Global Creative Director. The newly created role will help manage the brand’s journey into the future. Mathias, a seasoned creative, has strong credentials in transforming global … Read the full press release

Valmet’s 2019–2022 R&D programme gets EUR 50 million funding from NIB

HELSINKI, 9-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB to finance Finnish Valmet Oyj’s research and development (R&D) activities in 2019–2022. The EUR 50 million loan will mature in ten years. Valmet’s 2019–2022 R&D investment programme focuses on performance and investment cost, digitalisation, … Read the full press release

Berlin-based SuitePad named Best Places to Work in Hotel Tech 2020 category at HotelTechReport.com’s HotelTechAwards

The company has also emerged as the best guest room tablet on the platform BERLIN, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading provider of digital guest communication systems for the hotel industry SuitePad GmbH announced it has attained the #1 sport … Read the full press release

SGS expands into the clinical testing market for cosmetic and personal care products in the USA

GENEVA, Switzerland, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS acquires nationally recognized clinical research organization serving the cosmetic and personal care industry, Thomas J. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (Stephens). “This acquisition expands SGS’s Consumer & Retail service portfolio in the clinical testing … Read the full press release

Swissgrid records capital increase and changes to its articles of incorporation

Swissgrid records capital increase and changes to its articles of incorporation

AARAU, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swissgrid has announced it has made an entry into the commercial register for a capital increase and amendments to the articles of incorporation. The entry, which has been recorded on 6 January 2020, is about … Read the full press release

Hungarian state owned rail operator MÁV-START orders 21 additional Stadler KISS electrical multiple unit trains

BUSSNANG, Switzerland, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler announces order for 21 additional KISS electrical multiple unit trains valued at approx. 313 million euros. The contract was signed with Hungarian state owned passenger operator MÁV-START. A framework agreement for a total … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim part of major study on commercial-scale carbon capture at its Portland Cement Plant in Colorado

VANCOUVER/ZURICH/HOUSTON/PARIS, 7-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — New joint study aimed at evaluating the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement Plant in Florence, Colorado, U.S. has been initiated by a group of leading companies. The … Read the full press release

Hirsch-BEWiSynbra consortium closes the acquisition of Saint-Gobain’s EPS business in France

COURBEVOIE, France, 7-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain closes sale of its expanded polystyrene (EPS) business in France to the Austrian and Swedish consortium Hirsch-BEWiSynbra on December 31, 2019. In 2018, the EPS business in France generated sales of around €70 … Read the full press release

FIGO welcomes new Chief Executive Prof Mary Ann Lumsden

LONDON, 07-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — FIGO (International Federation Gynecology and Obstetrics) announces the appointment of Prof Mary Ann Lumsden as Chief Executive. Prof Lumsden is the Clinical Lead for Reproductive and Maternal Medicine and also, a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist … Read the full press release

ChemChina and Sinochem consolidate their agricultural assets to form new holding company, Syngenta Group

BASEL, 6-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ChemChina and Sinochem announce the creation of Syngenta Group. The new holding company is the consolidation of both companies’ agricultural assets. Mark Patrick, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Syngenta Executive Team since … Read the full press release

Covestro completes the divestiture of its European polycarbonates sheets business to Serafin Group

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, 3-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro completes the divestment of its European polycarbonates sheets business to the Munich-based Serafin Group effective January 2, 2020. The transaction includes key management and sales functions throughout Europe as well as production sites … Read the full press release

BASF closes sale transaction of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, 3-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF completes the sale of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont). The transaction includes the shares of inge GmbH, the business’ headquarters and production site in Greifenberg, Germany, including all … Read the full press release