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Sika further invests in waterproofing membrane manufacturing in Switzerland

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 17-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika operates a new production facility for the SikaProof® structural waterproofing membrane at its existing site in Sarnen, Switzerland. The expansion will increase the manufacturing efficiency and will allow Sika to serve the … Read the full press release

Skanska sells Solna United office building to a fund managed by DWS for more than 300 million euros

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 21-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska announces divestiture of an office building in Solna, Sweden for about SEK 3.3 billion (more than 300 million euros). Solna United, located next to Solna station in Arenastaden, was acquired by a … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen selected as contractor for the extension of Gardermoen Park Inn Hotel

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen announces a design and build contract worth NOK 250 million excluding VAT (almost 25 million euros). The construction engineering company as been selected by Hotell Østre AS (Avinor) as contractor for … Read the full press release

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument – the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument - the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 19-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems has unveiled its new version of Leica Nova MS60, the world’s first MultiStation. Leica Nova MS60’s newest version will allow its users to perform all surveying tasks with one … Read the full press release

Skanska to build 25-storey commercial building in Central London for EUR 286 million

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 13-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska to construct the commercial office building 20 Ropemaker Street in Central London, UK. The contract worth around 286 million euros (GBP 240 M/ SEK 3.0 billion) was signed with Great Elm Assets … Read the full press release

Skanska to design and build new bridge connecting Newburg, Maryland, and Dahlgren, Virginia, USA

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska will design and build the new Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge over the Potomac River, USA. The contract was signed with Maryland Department of Transportation – Maryland Transportation … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö has just announced it is joining the newly launched initiative called SEAM (from Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers) aimed at improving the sustainability of the abrasive industry. SEAM was announced on January 21, … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Skanska to upgrade the old D1 Motorway under CZK 1.4 billion agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction and development company, Skanska, is set to modernize the 14-kilometer D1 motorway in Czech Republic under the CZK 1.4 billion (SEK 580 million) contract with the Road and Motorway Directorate.  The oldest … Read the full press release

Launching the SEAM Program, a New Framework Dedicated to the Sustainability of the Abrasive Industry

After years of unwavering commitment to quality and safety in the use of abrasives and production processes, European abrasive companies are again joining forces to implement sustainability measures industry-wide, thanks to SEAM. (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, … Read the full press release

Hydro: Contemporary, Greener building for Ticon

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — MODERN TICON BUILDING – The historic Ticon Building in Drammen, Norway has undergone modernization integrating Hydro’s low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminum but retaining its original architectural design. The Ticon Building, built in 1963, has … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

Ferrovial welcomes Carlos Cerezo as new Chief Human Resources Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä inaugurates 58 MW gas power plant in Papua New Guinea

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 18-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology group Wärtsilä inaugurates the first ever utility-scale gas engine project in Papua New Guinea which was attended by the Hon. James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea on 6 December 2019. … Read the full press release

Management buys out Eleda Infra Services Group from Triton funds

Management buys out Eleda Infra Services Group from Triton funds

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 17-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sweden based civil engineering company Eleda Infra Services Group‘s management team has signed an agreement to acquire the company from funds (Nordic Triton Smaller Mid-Cap) advised by Triton as the terms of the … Read the full press release

Skanska sells 90% interest in the Bank of America Tower office property in Houston, Texas, USA for USD 373 M, about SEK 3.5 billion

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska sells 90 percent interest in the Bank of America Tower office property in Houston, Texas, USA to an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners. The transaction amounts to USD 373 M, about SEK … Read the full press release

Construction company Skanska bought 26,200 sq. m. of land in Bucharest, Romania for EUR 24 million

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 3-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction and project development company Skanska announced it has acquired some 26,200 square meters of land in Bucharest, Romania. The land was bought from Intero Property Development Estates SRL as the price agreed … Read the full press release

HeidelbergCement optimises portfolio and improves cash generation by further reduction in Ciments du Maroc shareholding

(PRESS RELEASE) HEIDELBERG, 29-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — HeidelbergCement sells 3.6% of Ciments du Maroc’s share capital to certain Moroccan institutional investors through a block trade. The sale of around 0.5 million shares was sold for an aggregate amount of approximately … Read the full press release

Crafting qualifications to accelerate adoption of Additive Manufacturing

The first diplomas awarded for the new harmonized qualification system for AM developed by EWF will contribute to a faster adoption of this key enabling technology and ensure the future of European industrial competitiveness (PRESS RELEASE) PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 … Read the full press release

Europe’s soon to be tallest building to rely on high class powder coatings system from AkzoNobel

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 27-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel to supply high class powder coatings system to protect Varso Tower from the ravages of Warsaw weather. Europe’s soon to be new tallest building stands at 310 meters tall and will dominate … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim adds new production facilities in Africa for its sustainable and affordable housing solution, Durabric

(PRESS RELEASE) JONA, Switzerland, 27-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim adds more production capacity for its Durabric soil-stabilized bricks with new a plant located in Malawi. As part of 14Trees, its joint venture with CDC Group, the new plant will industrialize … Read the full press release

Sika takes over Adeplast SA, leading player on the construction materials market in Romania

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 25-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika announced it is acquiring a Romanian manufacturer of mortars and thermal insulation solutions with CHF 120 million sales per year. The acquisition will substantially strengthen the company’s position in the local Romanian … Read the full press release

GlobalConnect to lease 9,250 square meters at CPH Highline in Copenhagen from Skanska

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 6-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska signs 8-year lease on 9,250 square meters and 115 parking spaces at the office complex CPH Highline in Copenhagen, Denmark. The lease contract was signed with GlobalConnect A/S which will move into … Read the full press release

NIB and Westra Wermlands Sparbank to improve access to financing for SMEs in western Sweden with new loan programme

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 31-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Westra Wermlands Sparbank sign seven-year loan programme of SEK 300 million (EUR 27.8 million) to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and environmental projects in western Sweden. This will improve … Read the full press release

VINCI Construction participates in the expansion of the Annacis Island wastewater treatment facility in Greater Vancouver, Canada

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 16-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Construction to build new pipelines for the Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant near Vancouver. The contract is via its subsidiary Bessac and in a general partnership with the Canadian Pomerleau company. The … Read the full press release

Skanska takes part in major transformation of Ulven district in Oslo

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 17-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska signs contract with Obos to build 168 apartments in Oslo, Norway. The NOK 344 M (about SEK 370 M) worth project is part of a major transformation of the Ulven district in … Read the full press release

Borealis announces its largest investment in Europe; breaks ground on new world-scale PDH plant in Kallo, Belgium

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 10-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis breaks ground on its new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant located at its existing production site in Kallo, Belgium. It will be one of the largest and most efficient plants of its … Read the full press release