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Lindner floor panels now FSC certified

(PRESS RELEASE) ARNSTORF, Germany, 25-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s leading manufacturer and contractor for the building envelope, interior fit-out and insulation Lindner announces that almost all of its raised and hollow floor panels have FSC certification now (License number FSC® … Read the full press release

Carsten Riisberg Lund to succeed Jan Kjaersgaard as President of FLSmidth Cement Industry

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 13-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — FLSmidth (CPH: FLS), a Danish multinational engineering company serving the global mining and cement industries, has announced the appointment of Carsten Riisberg Lund as new Cement Industry President and member of Group Executive … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö unveils new product platform to bring together its extensive range of high performance solutions specifically designed for durable applications

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 12-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a global leader in fiber-based materials, has announced the launch of Ahlstrom-Munksjö FibRoc® platform, which will bring together a wide range of high performance products under the same brand, making … Read the full press release

Webuild announces the acquisition of 65% of Astaldi

Progetto Italia: New group to have more than 70,000 direct, indirect employees in 50 countries, order backlog of more than €40 billion The Group to continue to support relaunch of infrastructure sector in Italy along with supply chain of small- … Read the full press release

Reinventing the building industry: LafargeHolcim and Witteveen+Bos call on the world’s brightest students for the first 3D printing hackathon

The challenge: reinventing building design and methods of a 2-story residential building An online ideathon with the participation of world-class experts A final hackathon with live demonstrations in France in March 2021 Mentorship from leading experts, further collaboration and cash … Read the full press release

Skanska to invest in Beverly Hills office development project

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 29-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational construction and development company Skanska (STO: SKA-B) announces it will invest USD 65 million (~ SEK 570 million / EUR 56 million), in its first Los Angeles office development project, which will … Read the full press release

Gråsjø and Trollheim hydro electric power plant dams and flood gate in Norway to be modernized by Skanska

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational construction and development company Skanska announces contract with Statkraft Energi AS for the refurbishment and upgrade of four dams and one flood gate. The dams serve as reservoirs for Gråsjø and Trollheim … Read the full press release

China mortar market: Sika opens new production facility in Chengdu

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 6-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika (SWX: SIKA), a Swiss multinational leading specialty chemicals company, has announced it is opening a new production facility in Chengdu, China. With the new production facility, Sika has further expanded its capacity … Read the full press release

VINCI in negotiations to acquire Grupo ACS’s “Industrial Services” division

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 2-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI announces that it has presented a non-binding proposal to Grupo ACS to form the basis of negotiations for the acquisition of Grupo ACS’s “Industrial Services” division, whose controlling holding company is “ACS … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways and the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency Major planted over 3000 native trees as part of reforestation program in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Concessions, a leading concessions operator and part of Vinci SA, has announced that led by VIA 40 Express and VINCI Highways have collaborated with the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) for the … Read the full press release

SGS and Sintali expand partnership to offer simple and transparent path to EDGE certification

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 3-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announces an expanded collaboration with Sintali with the aim to grow IFC’s green building standard, EDGE. Both companies will deliver certification and audit services in over 170 countries around the world, acting … Read the full press release

Microsoft Azure now available at Swisscom cloud portfolio for SMEs

(PRESS RELEASE) BERN, 31-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom (SWX: SCMN), a major telecommunications provider in Switzerland majority owned by the Swiss Government, has announced it has added Microsoft Azure to its cloud portfolio for SMEs. The addition will be particularly … Read the full press release

Screwfix continues expansion despite challenges of Covid-19

30 new stores planned for the UK, creating around 300 jobs More than 10 new stores planned in Republic of Ireland (PRESS RELEASE) YEOVIL, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Screwfix, United Kingdom’s largest multi channel retailer of trade tools, accessories and … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp CEO Martina Merz on first 9 months 2019/2020: business came through the crisis slightly better than initially feared in Q3 overall

Weeks of stoppages and slump in auto sector impact in particular materials and components businesses Structural challenges continue to weigh on steel business Sales of continuing operations after 9 months down 15 percent year-on-year Adjusted EBIT in Q3 significantly negative … Read the full press release

DNV GL completes technical due diligence of Spain’s largest single wind farm on behalf of Banco de Sabadell and Bankia

The Gecama wind farm will provide clean energy to approximately 260,000 Spanish households (PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 13-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body and part of Det Norske Veritas Holding … Read the full press release

Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT awards contracts for the longest offshore grid connection system BorWin5

The consortium of Siemens AG and Dragados Offshore S.A. has been awarded the contract for the construction of converter stations on land and at sea, while NKT HV Cables AB has been awarded the contract for the production and installation … Read the full press release

Skanska purchased 11,500 square meters of land in Houston from Houston Westmont LP for USD 27 million

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 5-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska, one of the leading construction and development companies with substantial activities in the United States, has announced it has acquired some 11,500 square meters of land in Houston, TX, from Houston Westmont … Read the full press release

Sika in 1H2020: Despite COVID-19 growth in local currencies; focus on cash flow and liquidity; more favorable market conditions expected in 2H2020

Sales growth of 2.9% in local currencies to CHF 3,614.6 million (–3.2% in CHF) High negative currency effect of –6.1% (impact of minus CHF 225 million in sales and CHF 29 million in EBIT) Maintained high EBITDA margin of over … Read the full press release

Arkema acquires high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders specialist Fixatti

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 20-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, Arkema announces the proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company specialized in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders. The acquisition is part of Bostik’s targeted growth strategy in high … Read the full press release

Study: aluminum is both a climate-friendly and cost-reducing material choice for bridge building

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) has announced the release of a new study on how an aluminium bridge could be a cost-efficient and climate-friendly alternative for the new … Read the full press release

SMEs delivered 80% of the supplies and services for the new bridge in Genoa

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading construction group, with focus on large and complex projects, Webuild, formerly Salini Impregilo, has announced that almost 330 small and medium sized companies from across Italy provided more than €160 million in … Read the full press release

Urban development: AF Gruppen starts site preparation and basement work at Clemenskvartalet, Bispevika Syd

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 17-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the largest civil engineering and construction companies in Norway AF Gruppen has announced that it has entered into a final agreement for the site preparation and basement work at Clemenskvartalet, Bispevika … Read the full press release

Skanska sells sustainable retirement home in Stockholm, Sweden for more than 30M EUR

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 17-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational construction and development company, Skanska sells its sustainable retirement home in the new district of Täby Park in Stockholm, Sweden. The 80-apartment property was sold to SPP Fastigheter for more than 30M … Read the full press release

Lindner completes the new interior fit-out of the Bodø Town Hall in Norway

(PRESS RELEASE) ARNSTORF, Germany, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Lindner, together with local partners, completed the interior fit-out of the Bodø Town Hall. This includes about 10,000 m² acoustically effective wall and ceiling claddings as well as different glass partition systems … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco adjusts its dividend proposal to SEK 3.10 per share

COVID-19: Engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco adjusts its dividend proposal to SEK 3.10 per share

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 21-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco announced its Board of Directors has decided on adjusting the company’s dividend proposal to SEK 3.10 per share. The general level of uncertainty resulting from Covid-19 … Read the full press release

Skanska to rehabilitate and restore maintenance facilities for next-gen high-speed rail service in Northeast region, USA

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 14-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska and Amtrak sign contract for the rehabilitation and restoration of maintenance facilities for the Next Generation Acela 21 high-speed rail service in Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York, USA. The USD 40 … Read the full press release

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