Author Archives: EuropaWire PR Editors

Volkswagen unveils comprehensive diesel swapping program throughout Germany valid for Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles

Environmental incentive for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles applicable throughout Germany Exchange premium in addition to residual value of old vehicle for Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 cities particularly affected Offers available now from dealers WOLFSBURG, … Read the full press release

Eni further strengthens its presence in Mozambique with acquisition of new exclusive exploration and development rights

With this acquisition, Eni further strengthens its presence in Mozambique, a country that has a strategic relevance for the company. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the presence of the Ministry for Mineral Resources and Energy Ernesto Max Tonela, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group to improve air quality in German cities through fleet renewal

Successful environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles again being offered throughout Germany Keepers of Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 most heavily polluted cities to receive exchange premiums in additional to residual value of old … Read the full press release

Alise joint venture wins €71 million contract to comprehensively implement the electrical architecture of Grand Paris Express Line 15 South

Comprehensive implementation of the line’s electrical architecture Contract value: €71 million Rueil-Malmaison Cedex – France, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alise joint venture led by VINCI Energies via its subsidiary SDEL Transport Grands Projets, in partnership with Eiffage Énergie Systèmes (50/50), … Read the full press release

Iberdrola announces €4.8 billion investment in digital transformation between 2018 and 2022

Today (17/10/2018) and tomorrow the company is holding its fourth Digital Summit, at its San Agustín del Guadalix training campus (Madrid) Ignacio Galán, the group’s chairman, stated that “digitalisation is one of our strategic pillars: it is providing new opportunities … Read the full press release

Iberdrola agrees to divest its solar thermal power asset in Spain to ENCE

The transaction is part of its €3 billion asset rotation plan to 2022 The company maintains its renewable energy strategy in the Spanish market, focused on wind, hydroelectric and solar photovoltaic technologies BILBAO, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Iberdrola has agreed to divest … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Elevator launches HoloLinc, a first of its kind, fully digitalized sales process for the stairlift industry

Digitization becomes everyday business, tangible and productive: thyssenkrupp Elevator equips 120 sales executives in ten countries with a special toolkit including mixed-reality technology and Microsoft HoloLens Revolutionary new HoloLinc technology developed by thyssenkrupp Elevator and Zühlke uses Microsoft HoloLens to … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Portuguese Ministry of Defence selects AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter

Contract awarded by the Portuguese Ministry of Defence valued in excess of €20 million for five helicopters plus options for two additional units with deliveries between late 2018 and early 2020  The AW119Kx will perform a range of roles including … Read the full press release

Heathrow announces plans for a full-scale roll out of new biometric services from the summer of 2019

Heathrow to launch airport’s first end-to-end biometrics trial bringing facial recognition to each point of the departing passenger’s journey The £50 million project will see facial recognition added to even more points in the passenger journey, transforming the passenger experience … Read the full press release

Heathrow’s annual Race the Plane charity challenge joined by 400 cyclists to raise money for The Duke of Edinburgh’s charity

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex visits Heathrow as airport celebrates DofE partnership, with cyclists taking part in the third annual Race the Plane challenge The challenge sees over 400 cyclists from the airport race a United flight from … Read the full press release

Heathrow: UK’s first electric-hybrid aircraft to touch down at the UK’s hub free of charge for a year

Speaking at the BusinessGreen Summit, CEO John Holland-Kaye will open the incentive to all airlines operating at Heathrow both now and in the future The grand innovation prize is the latest in a suite of measures designed to encourage airlines … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems introduces new bathymetric LiDAR high resolution technology in its Leica Chiroptera 4X and Leica HawkEye 4X

New Leica Chiroptera 4X, Leica HawkEye 4X save more than 50 per cent in flight costs Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced today the availability of Leica Chiroptera 4X and Leica HawkEye 4X. The latest … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems launches the new manual total stations, the Leica FlexLine series

World’s first AutoHeight feature enables automatic instrument height setting Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced today the launch of the new manual total stations, the Leica FlexLine series. Building on the FlexLine series legacy of … Read the full press release

WPP appointed to support GSK Consumer Healthcare’s global Panadol business

LONDON, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a competitive pitch process, GSK Consumer Healthcare has appointed WPP to support its global Panadol business. WPP will be responsible for creating integrated creative campaigns and content across advertising, digital, shopper and expert marketing, PR … Read the full press release

Ambea to become the largest care provider in the Nordic region following the acquisition of Aleris Care in Norway, Sweden and Denmark

STOCKHOLM, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ambea AB (publ) (“Ambea”), a former Triton III portfolio company today listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, have signed an agreement to acquire the care operations of Aleris in Norway, Sweden and Denmark (“Aleris Care”) . Following the … Read the full press release

SGS white paper: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is racing up the seafood industry agenda

From the farm to the processor, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is racing up the seafood industry agenda GENEVA, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Within the seafood sector, leading retailers and food service operators, as well as their supply chain partners have introduced … Read the full press release

PwC joins the RE100 initiative of global businesses growing the global demand for renewable energy

PwC joins RE100 committing to 100% renewable power for its electricity consumption. New air travel offsetting programme targeting multiple benefits and backed by strict criteria. LONDON, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — PwC’s new global environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, source 100% … Read the full press release

Terna completes the construction of the new high-voltage electricity line in Rio Grande do Sul in Southeastern Brazil

The construction of the “Santa Maria 3 – Santo Angelo 2” line, the 158-kilometre long infrastructure in Rio Grande do Sul, is completed two months early This project is strategic for integrating clean energy into the national electricity grid ROME, … Read the full press release

Montagu to sell Nemera to Astorg

LONDON, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”) and Astorg (“Astorg”) today announce that Montagu has signed an agreement to sell Nemera (“the company”), a leading global manufacturer of drug administration systems for the pharmaceutical industry, to Astorg. While … Read the full press release

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to become a significant minority investor in Nordic Aviation Capital

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, is set to join NAC’s founder, Martin Møller and EQT VI as a significant minority investor in NAC The transaction will comprise a partial sale by the existing shareholders and new capital to further strengthen … Read the full press release

Insurance associations call on the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for a delay of the IFRS 17 for insurance contracts

BRUSSELS, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A global group of nine insurance associations has written a joint letter to Hans Hoogervorst, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), that highlights the industry’s concerns about the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17 … Read the full press release

SGS acquires Inter-Basic Resources, Inc. a leading provider of testing and verification for air and fluid filtration performance

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Inter-Basic Resources, Inc. (IBR), based in Grass Lake, Michigan, USA and Milton Keynes, UK. GENEVA, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — IBR is a leading provider of state-of-the-art testing and verification for air and fluid … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell plc to sell its shares in Shell Olie-og Gasudvinding Danmark B.V. (SOGU) for $1.9 billion to Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco)

THE HAGUE, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), through its affiliate Shell Overseas Holdings Limited, has reached an agreement with publicly listed Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco), to sell its shares in Shell Olie-og Gasudvinding Danmark B.V. (SOGU) … Read the full press release

ABP’s Port of Ayr team donated to the local branch of the Fishermen’s Mission in Troon

LONDON, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP’s Port of Ayr team has donated funds which will be used to support the local branch of the Fishermen’s Mission in Troon (Formerly known as Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen – RNMDSF). The … Read the full press release

FINCANTIERI S.p.A.: Exit Offer has closed with valid acceptances of the Exit Offer of a total of 107,871,561 Vard shares

TRIESTE, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FINCANTIERI S.p.A. (“Fincantieri”) announces that, in relation to the exit offer (“Exit Offer“) by its subsidiary Fincantieri Oil & Gas S.p.A. (“Fincantieri O&G“) for all the issued ordinary shares in the capital of Vard Holdings Limited (“Vard”) other … Read the full press release

Artworks images of The World’s Largest 21st Century Surrealist Art Exhibition

Coimbra House Culture in Portugal; Open at November 17 of 2018 COIMBRA, Portugal, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — International Surrealism Now is the largest international surrealist exhibition in the World, presenting 112 of the world’s leading surrealism artists from 48 countries. … Read the full press release

Swiss Solar Awards: NEST unit “Solar Fitness & Wellness” received one of the three coveted “Norman Foster Solar Awards”

At the 28th Swiss Solar Awards Ceremony on 16 October 2018, the NEST unit “Solar Fitness & Wellness” received one of the three coveted “Norman Foster Solar Awards”. The solar-powered fitness and wellness facility in the Empa and Eawag research … Read the full press release

BMT’s industry-leading integrated navigation and manoeuvring simulator suite awarded Class A, B and C certification from DNV GL

Teddington, UK, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — REMBRANDT, BMT’s industry-leading integrated  navigation and manoeuvring simulator suite, has been awarded Class A, B and C certification from DNV GL. The certification further builds on BMT REMBRANDT’s 30-year history as one of the maritime … Read the full press release

BMT to support the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) new midget submarine programme

Teddington, UK, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been awarded a contract to support the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) new midget submarine programme from its offices in Bath, UK. BMT has been … Read the full press release

Schindler unveils its breakthrough Robotics Installation System for Elevators

Schindler forms robotics research collaboration with Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Ebikon, Switzerland, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Today Schindler announced the debut of its breakthrough Robotics Installation System for Elevators (R.I.S.E), paving the way for greater automation and … Read the full press release