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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

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

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

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

Wärtsilä inaugurates 58 MW gas power plant in Papua New Guinea

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. Wärtsilä supplied … 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

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 deal have … 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

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 3.5 billion, … Read the full press release

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

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 and paid … Read the full press release

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

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 €73 million. … 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 PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

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

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 the skyline … Read the full press release

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

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 LafargeHolcim’s Durabric … Read the full press release

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

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 construction chemicals … Read the full press release

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

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 their new … Read the full press release

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

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 access to … Read the full press release

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

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 contract is … Read the full press release

Skanska takes part in major transformation of Ulven district in Oslo

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 Oslo. The … Read the full press release

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

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 kind in … Read the full press release

Sika expands its presence in China and the Asia Pacific with the acquisition of silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin

BAAR, 9-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika expands its Target Markets Industry and Sealing & Bonding presence in China and the Asia Pacific region with the acquisition of Crevo-Hengxin. Sika also will gain additional silicone technology and a production footprint. Crevo-Hengxin … Read the full press release

Sika further strengthens presence in West Africa with a new mortar manufacturing facility in Cameroon

BAAR, 4-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika further starts operations in new facility for mortars in Cameroon, further expanding its presence in West Africa. The company invests in a new mortar manufacturing facility following the foundation of the national subsidiary in … Read the full press release

Pöyry announces EPCM assignment to develop the BoP of Bracell’s Project Star in Brazil

VANTAA, 28-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Pöyry awarded with an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management) assignment from Bracell. The contract is to develop the BoP (Balance of Plant) of the Project Star located in Lençóis Paulista, state of São Paulo. The … Read the full press release

Skanska selected to construct and develop 13-acre high school campus in Burien, Washington, USA

STOCKHOLM, 28-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska signed USD 113.5 M (about SEK 1.1 billion) worth contract to build a replacement high school for Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington, USA. The contract will be included in the US order bookings … Read the full press release

EnBW completes installation of all wind turbines of its “Hohe See” offshore wind farm in the German North Sea

KARLSRUHE/ BORKUM/ HELGOLAND, 13-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EnBW completes the installation of all 71 wind turbines of its offshore wind farm “Hohe See” in the German North Sea. The commissioning of the “Hohe See” wind turbines continues with 27 of … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS subsidiary METKA EGN signs EPC and O&M contract for new solar plant in Chile

ATHENS, 12-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — METKA EGN signed a contract with Atacama Solar S.A. to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) services for two years of the Atacama Solar II 170,65MWp PV project located … Read the full press release

Covestro unveils new Solution Center as part of its digitalization strategy

Covestro unveils new Solution Center as part of its digitalization strategy

LEVERKUSEN, 28-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro has just launched its new Solution Center for intelligently presenting its products on the web. The new Covestro Solution Center is a key part of Covestro’s digitalization strategy. It will feature over 2,000 Covestro products … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to sell its Optimera construction materials distribution business in Denmark to Davidsens Tommerhandel

LA DEFENSE, 20-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain to sell its Optimera construction materials distribution business in Denmark to Davidsens Tommerhandel. The agreement is in line with Saint-Gobain’s portfolio optimization strategy aimed at divesting businesses representing sales of more than €3.0 … Read the full press release

Eurovia selected for €60 million railway line refurbishment in Prague, Czech Republic

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 7-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia selected to refurbish the 6 km railway section between Lysá and Labem and Èelákovice northeast of Prague. The contract is part of a joint venture with Elektrizace železnic that was awarded by The … Read the full press release

Sika expands presence in Qatar with its own production facility

BAAR, 29-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika starts production of concrete admixtures at its plant in Doha, Qatar. Due to large-scale infrastructure investment and a number of mega projects, both ongoing and planned makes Qatar an attractive market. Sika expands its … Read the full press release