Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

Barco Announces Full Acquisition of Cinionic’s Premium Cinema Solutions Business, Strengthening Global Cinema Industry Presence

(IN BRIEF) Barco, a prominent player in the global cinema industry, has finalized an agreement to fully acquire Cinionic’s premium cinema solutions business in collaboration with China Film Equipment Co., Ltd. (CFEC). This strategic move underscores Barco’s commitment to the … Read the full press release

North Seas Energy Ministers Pledge to Build 260 GW of Offshore Wind Power by 2050

(IN BRIEF) Energy Ministers from ten North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) countries, including the Netherlands, convened in The Hague, where they agreed on an updated NSEC Action Agenda aimed at boosting the expansion of offshore wind power in Europe. The … Read the full press release

Solvay Releases Supplement to Information Document for Planned Separation into SOLVAY and SYENSQO

(IN BRIEF) Solvay SA/NV has published a supplement to its information document, initially dated June 30, 2023, regarding its planned separation into two independent listed companies, SOLVAY and SYENSQO. This separation will occur through a partial demerger of Solvay. The … Read the full press release

Leading health experts voice their support for the introduction of an EU priority review programme

(IN BRIEF) The global health NGO Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) is calling on the European Union (EU) to establish a priority review program aimed at encouraging investment in research and innovation (R&I) to combat poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases. Over … Read the full press release

Solvay Announces Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting to Approve Company Separation into Two Independent Entities

(IN BRIEF) Solvay SA has disclosed the materials for its upcoming Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, scheduled for December 8, 2023, at 10:30 am CEST in Brussels. The documents, including the Chairman’s letter to shareholders, are accessible on the company’s website. Nicolas … Read the full press release

Record-Breaking Year for Corporate Renewable PPAs in the EU, but Regulatory Barriers Must Be Removed, Say Industry Leaders

(IN BRIEF) The RE-Source 2023 event in Amsterdam has marked a record year for corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the EU, with 7.8 GW of renewable capacity secured year to date. Companies in the ICT, heavy industry, and telecom … Read the full press release

BASF’s €25 Million Investment Boosts Superabsorbent Polymer Innovation in Antwerp

(IN BRIEF) BASF has officially launched its Superabsorbents Excellence Center at the Antwerp site in Belgium, following a €25 million investment. This facility demonstrates BASF’s commitment to the hygiene industry within its acrylics value chain. The center is equipped with … Read the full press release

OLAF Hosts 10th Annual Meeting of EU Member States’ Anti-Fraud Coordination Services (AFCOS) in Lithuania

(IN BRIEF) The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) convened the 10th gathering of national Anti-Fraud Coordination Services (AFCOS) from all European Union (EU) Member States on October 18-19, 2023, in Vilnius, Lithuania. The annual conference, organized in collaboration with AFCOS Lithuania … Read the full press release

Nissan Approved as a Member of European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)

(IN BRIEF) The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has officially approved Nissan’s membership application, effective from January 1, 2024. Nissan, a Japanese vehicle manufacturer with a long history and a strong presence in Europe, operates manufacturing facilities in Spain and … Read the full press release

McDonald’s and FrieslandCampina Forge Green Partnership to Slash Dairy Supply Chain Emissions

(IN BRIEF) McDonald’s and FrieslandCampina have initiated a strategic partnership with the goal of accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the production of dairy products supplied to McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands and Belgium. This collaboration builds on … Read the full press release

BASF’s Antwerp Site Sees Major Expansion in Ethylene Oxide Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a leading chemical company, has expanded its production capacities for ethylene oxide and its derivatives at its Antwerp site in Belgium. This investment adds approximately 400,000 metric tons per year to the company’s production capacity for these … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz and Eneco Partner to Simplify Electric Driving Transition

(IN BRIEF) Mercedes-Benz Belgium Luxembourg & Netherlands is joining forces with Eneco to establish a strategic partnership focused on charging solutions to facilitate the transition to electric driving for customers. This collaboration aims to provide both business and private customers … Read the full press release

Barco Expands F400 Simulation Projector Range with 4K UHD Resolution for Realistic Training and Simulation Applications

(IN BRIEF) Barco, a leader in training and simulation solutions, has expanded its F400 simulation projector range with the launch of the F400-4K. This projector, along with the existing F400-N4K, offers laser projection, high-speed processing, and extreme reliability with 4K … Read the full press release

Fujirebio and Sysmex Collaborate to Advance Immunoassay Technology and Global Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Fujirebio Holdings and Sysmex Corporation have entered into a Basic Agreement on Business Collaboration in the field of immunoassay. This collaboration will involve various aspects such as research and development, production, clinical development, and sales-marketing. Sysmex, known for … Read the full press release

Bekaert and Toshiba Forge Strategic Partnership to Advance Green Hydrogen Production Technology

(IN BRIEF) Bekaert and Toshiba Corporation’s energy division, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the development of a global partnership focused on Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) technology for Proton … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces that Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U., its subsidiary in Spain, and abrdn plc have completed the first investment within the transaction having as subject matter the financing of the roll out of a Fibre-to-the-Home (“FTTH”) network in Andalusia, Spain

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. and its subsidiary in Spain, Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U., have completed the first investment in financing a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network rollout in Andalusia, Spain. The initial investment covers 1.35 million homes passed, with the entire … Read the full press release

Umicore and Volkswagen-Backed PowerCo Unveil IONWAY: A Game-Changing Battery Material Joint Venture

(IN BRIEF) Umicore and Volkswagen Group-backed battery company PowerCo have officially launched their groundbreaking collaboration named IONWAY. This Brussels-based joint venture is focused on large-scale industrial production of CAM (Cathode Active Materials) and pCAM (Precursor Cathode Active Materials) in Europe, … Read the full press release

Solvay Launches Digital Tool to Calculate Product Carbon Footprints, Aiming for Greener Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Solvay has introduced an innovative digital tool designed to calculate the product carbon footprint (PCF) of its offerings, measuring greenhouse gas emissions from raw material extraction to product completion. The tool is initially being implemented within Solvay’s Novecare … Read the full press release

Barco Partners with DWR Distribution to Boost Presence in South Africa’s AV Market

(IN BRIEF) Global visualization technology leader Barco has forged a strategic partnership with DWR Distribution, a respected distributor in South Africa’s audiovisual and entertainment sectors. This collaboration designates DWR Distribution as an official agent for Barco’s innovative solutions within the … Read the full press release

Cyviz onthult nieuwe TEMPEST dynamische controlekamer in Benelux, Nederland

STRATEGISCHE UITBREIDING MET DE OFFICIËLE OPENING VAN HET NIEUWE CYVIZ EXPERIENCE CENTER (IN HET KORT) Cyviz heeft samen met SPIE, een toonaangevend Europees bedrijf in technische diensten, een geavanceerde commando- en controlekameroplossing gebouwd die informatie met meerdere classificaties kan verwerken. … Read the full press release

Continental Unveils Expanded Printing Blanket Technology Portfolio at LabelExpo Europe 2023

(IN BRIEF) Continental’s ContiTech group sector is showcasing its expanded printing blanket technology portfolio at LabelExpo Europe 2023, which is being held in Brussels from September 11 to 14. The portfolio includes system solutions for label and packaging printing processes. … Read the full press release

European Industry Leaders Gather to Accelerate Electricity Grid Development for Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) Over 200 European industry leaders convened at the ENTSO-E High-Level Forum on Future of Our Grids in Brussels to discuss the challenges and opportunities for accelerating the development of electricity grids necessary for Europe’s energy transition. The forum, … Read the full press release

Carmeuse Buffington Operation Supports Back-to-School with Donation of Supplies

(IN BRIEF) Buffington, part of Carmeuse, has extended its support to the local community by contributing to a “Back-to-School” initiative. Recognizing the challenges students face as they start a new school year, the Boys and Girls Club of Gary, Indiana … Read the full press release

Carmeuse’s Mine Rescue Teams Excel at KMI Competition, Demonstrating Safety Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Carmeuse’s mine rescue teams, the Luttrell Rangers and Black River Bandits, showcased their skills and expertise at the Kentucky Mining Institute (KMI) Rescue Competition in Lexington. Competing against other teams, the Rangers achieved an impressive third-place finish overall, … Read the full press release

Carmeuse Supports Abbey Rose Foundation 5K Trail Run/Walk to Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

(IN BRIEF) Carmeuse Huron Operation continued its tradition of supporting regional 5K races by participating in the Abbey Rose Foundation 5K Trail Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run. The event, held at Fabens Park in Huron, Ohio, saw participants navigating diverse … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces that its Belgian affiliated companies are moving ahead with their operations

Digi Communications N.V. announces the amendment of the Company’s 2023 financial calendar

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a European telecommunications company, has announced that its Belgian affiliated companies, Digi Communications Belgium N.V. and InSky N.V., have reached wholesale agreements with Proximus Plc, a major Belgian operator. These agreements grant the Belgian companies … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the availability of the 2022 Annual Report

(PRESS RELEASE) BUCHAREST, Romania, 18-Aug-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) informs the market about the availability of the 2022 Annual Report which was approved by the Company’s Ordinary General Shareholders Meeting, which was held on … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the general shareholders’ meeting resolutions from 18 August 2023 approving amongst others, the 2022 Annual Accounts

Digi Communications N.V. announces the amendment of the Company’s 2023 financial calendar

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. successfully convened its general shareholders’ meeting on August 18, 2023, with 74.03% of total voting shares represented. Notable decisions included the adoption of the 2022 Annual Accounts, approval of a gross dividend of 1 RON … Read the full press release

ENTSO-E and ENTSOG Announce Scenarios ETAG (External Technical Advisory Group) Members for Expert Advisory on TYNDP Scenarios Development

(IN BRIEF) ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity) and ENTSOG (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas) have revealed the list of members forming the Scenarios External Technical Advisory Group (Scenarios ETAG). This group has been … Read the full press release

Europe’s Offshore Wind Growth Faces Hurdles: Supply Chain Gaps and Auction Design Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Europe’s offshore wind sector is making progress in terms of investments and installations, with 2.1 GW of new offshore wind capacity added in the first half of 2023, bringing the total capacity to 32 GW. However, this growth … Read the full press release

Lithuania’s First Offshore Wind Auction Sees Ignitis Group and OceanWinds as Winners, Plans for Improved CfD Model in Future Tender

(IN BRIEF) Lithuania has successfully conducted its first offshore wind auction, with a consortium of Ignitis Group and OceanWinds emerging as the winner. They paid €20 million for the right to develop the 700 MW offshore wind project, expected to … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole’s Indosuez Wealth Management Forges Partnership with Degroof Petercam

(IN BRIEF) Indosuez Wealth Management, a subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole Group, announces a significant agreement to acquire a majority stake in Degroof Petercam, a renowned wealth management leader in Belgium. The strategic acquisition, done in partnership with CLdN group, … Read the full press release

GBL Boosts Shareholder Returns with EUR 130 Million Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) announces an enhanced shareholder return plan through an accelerated share buyback program. Having executed 26% of its initial EUR 500 million share buyback, GBL will reinstate the program with an additional EUR 130 million, … Read the full press release

ENTSO-E Annual Report 2022 Highlights TSOs’ Commitment to a Carbon-Neutral Europe

(IN BRIEF) The ENTSO-E Annual Report 2022 provides comprehensive information about the activities and products developed by the Member Transmission System Operators (TSOs) from January to December 2022. The report highlights their efforts in implementing legal mandates and Pan-European tasks … Read the full press release

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Romanian Authorities Seize €100,000 Worth of Toxic Products in Joint Operation

(IN BRIEF) The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) collaborated with Romanian authorities in an operation aimed at combating the illicit traffic of toxic products in Tulcea County, Romania. The joint effort resulted in the seizure of 353 liters of insecticide valued … Read the full press release

Germany’s Onshore Wind Capacity Soars as Permitting Reforms Pay Off

(IN BRIEF) Germany’s onshore wind sector is experiencing a robust recovery, with approximately 1.6 GW of new capacity installed in the first half of 2023. The latest onshore wind auction awarded an additional 1.4 GW of capacity. The country’s rigorous … Read the full press release

Holcim Advances Net-Zero Agenda with EU Innovation Fund Support for CCUS Projects

(IN BRIEF) Holcim, a global building materials leader, has secured three grants from the EU Innovation Fund for its breakthrough Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) projects in Belgium, France, and Croatia. These grants support Holcim’s efforts to advance the … Read the full press release

Busworld 2023: VDL Bus & Coach Leading the Way in Sustainable Mobility Solutions

(IN BRIEF) VDL Bus & Coach will participate in Busworld 2023, Europe’s largest bus and coach trade fair, showcasing its commitment to sustainable mobility. The event will be held in Brussels from October 7 to 12, under the theme ‘Experience … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the convocation of the Company’s general shareholders meeting for 18 August 2023 for the approval of, among others, the 2022 Annual Report

Digi Communications N.V. announces the amendment of the Company’s 2023 financial calendar

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. has announced the convocation of its general shareholders meeting (GSM) on August 18, 2023. The meeting will discuss and seek approval for various items, including the 2022 Annual Report, distribution of dividends, release of liability … Read the full press release