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Michelin, Antin, and Enviro Collaborate on Revolutionary Tire Recycling Plant in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Michelin, in partnership with Antin and Enviro, has announced the construction of the first end-of-life tire recycling plant in Uddevalla, Sweden. This joint venture aims to recycle approximately 35,000 tons of used tires annually, creating up to 40 … Read the full press release

ETZ Hospital Secures €115 Million Financing for Modernization and Sustainability Drive

(IN BRIEF) ETZ hospital has finalized a €115 million financing deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and BNG Bank to support the modernization of its St. Elisabeth location in Tilburg. This funding will facilitate the construction of a new … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Expands Pavatex Fiber Production Line, Boosting Capacity in France

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, has bolstered Pavatex’s fiber production capacity with the delivery of a second production line to their Golbey facility in France. This expansion, integrated with a chip handling and pressurized refining system, marks a … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials and BirdLife International Renew Partnership for Biodiversity Conservation

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials and BirdLife International have extended their partnership to enhance biodiversity in and around the company’s quarries, minimize negative environmental impacts, and promote best practices in biodiversity management. The memorandum of understanding signed covers the next three … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain Proposes Acquisition of CSR Limited, Furthering Global Expansion in Sustainable Construction

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain has formally approached the Board of CSR Limited, a prominent Australian building materials company, with a non-binding indicative offer to acquire all of CSR’s issued share capital through a scheme of arrangement at A$9.00 cash per share. … Read the full press release

Wienerberger Exceeds Market Expectations with Strong 2023 Performance and Focuses on Sustainable Growth

(IN BRIEF) Wienerberger, an Austrian building materials company, reports robust full-year results for 2023, with total revenues reaching €4.2 billion and operating EBITDA hitting €811 million, driven by increased infrastructure and renovation activities. Despite challenges like inflation and rising interest … Read the full press release

Skanska AB Sets Agenda for Upcoming Annual General Meeting

(IN BRIEF) Skanska AB (publ), a leading construction and development company, has announced its Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for March 27, 2024, in Stockholm, Sweden. Shareholders are invited to attend or vote by proxy, with key agenda items including … Read the full press release

Skanska to Construct Sustainable Residential and Commercial Complex in Gothenburg’s Masthuggskajen

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has entered into an agreement with Elof Hansson Fastigheter and Riksbyggen to develop a new residential block and commercial premises at Masthuggskajen in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a contract valued at approximately SEK 340 million. The project encompasses … Read the full press release

Skanska and Obos Invest NOK 1.1 Billion in Sustainable Residential Block in Fornebu, Norway

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, in partnership with Obos, announces a NOK 1.1 billion investment in a new residential block in Fornebu, Norway, with Skanska’s share amounting to NOK 555 million. The construction contract, valued at NOK 533 million, will be executed … Read the full press release

EIB Global Supports Vlašić Wind Farm with €36 Million Loan as Part of Green Transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Global has pledged €36 million for the construction of the Vlašić wind farm in Bosnia and Herzegovina, supplementing the €21 million EU grant. Expected to generate 115 GWh/year of electricity and displace 140,000 … Read the full press release

Siemens Unveils Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Building Technology at MCE 2024

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Smart Infrastructure will showcase its innovative and sustainable heating, cooling, and ventilation solutions at the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) trade show in Milan from March 12 to 15. Among the highlights is the MVL702 magnetic expansion valve, … Read the full press release

Skanska Commits PLN 126M to Eco-Friendly Residential Project ‘Stilla’ in Warsaw

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, a leading construction company, is investing PLN 126 million in the development of the residential project “Stilla” in Warsaw, Poland. The project comprises two adjacent buildings with a total of 179 apartments, featuring innovative eco-friendly solutions aimed … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €90 Million in Eko-Okna to Boost Polish Manufacturing Sector

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is bolstering the growth of Poland’s manufacturing sector by providing a €90 million loan to Eko-Okna, a prominent producer of energy-efficient windows and doors in Poland. This investment will fund … Read the full press release

Sweco Leads Sustainable Südspidol Hospital Complex Project in Luxembourg

(IN BRIEF) Sweco, a leading technology consulting firm, will lead a consortium tasked with developing the new Südspidol hospital complex in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, scheduled for full operation by 2033. Partnering with Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM), Sweco will oversee the … Read the full press release

Chemetall Elevates Aluminum Solutions with Launch of Global Competence Center in Giussano, Italy

(IN BRIEF) Chemetall, a leading global supplier of surface treatment solutions, inaugurates its cutting-edge Global Aluminum Competence Center in Giussano, Italy, signaling a significant stride in the aluminum application arena. The center consolidates Chemetall’s extensive expertise in aluminum surface treatment, … Read the full press release

Dezeen Awards 2024 Launches with Bentley Motors Partnership, Celebrating Design Excellence and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Dezeen Awards 2024 has officially opened for entries, marking the seventh edition of the prestigious design awards program. Continuing its partnership with Bentley Motors, the awards aim to inspire and champion design excellence while promoting innovation for a … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Group Advisory Services to Address Affordable Housing Shortage in Czechia

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group’s Advisory Services, in collaboration with the Czech Ministries of Finance and Regional Development, is set to tackle the housing shortage affecting approximately 270,000 people in Czechia. The partnership aims to develop a strategic … Read the full press release

Webuild’s Environmental Leadership Recognized with ‘A-‘ Rating in Climate Change Programme 2023

(IN BRIEF) Webuild, a global leader in the fight against climate change, has received an “A-” rating in the Climate Change Programme 2023 by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), surpassing the average ratings of both the European region and the … Read the full press release

EU-Funded Reconstruction Provides Housing for Displaced Ukrainians

(IN BRIEF) Under the “EU Support for Urgent Housing Needs for Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine” initiative, a former boarding school dormitory in Kivertsi has been efficiently reconstructed to offer housing for displaced Ukrainians. With funding from the EU and … Read the full press release

PARC, Foster + Partners, Kvadrat Acoustics, and Lindner Group Forge Strategic Alliance to Redefine Architectural Ceilings Market

(IN BRIEF) PARC, in collaboration with Foster + Partners, Kvadrat Acoustics, and Lindner Group, is embarking on a transformative initiative aimed at reshaping the architectural ceilings market with innovative design standards and sustainable practices. The strategic alliance leverages the Lindner … Read the full press release

RWE and PPC Partner to Propel Greek Energy Transition with Massive Solar Projects

(IN BRIEF) RWE and PPC, in collaboration through their joint venture company Meton Energy S.A., are accelerating Greece’s energy transition by investing in solar projects with a collective capacity of nearly 1 gigawatt. The final investment decision has been made … Read the full press release

Generali Partners with TCC to Establish Generali Convention Center Trieste

(IN BRIEF) Generali and TCC-Trieste Convention Center have announced a three-year agreement naming the largest multifunctional convention center in northeastern Italy as the Generali Convention Center Trieste. This partnership reflects Generali’s commitment to fostering Trieste’s growth potential by supporting the … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom Implements Cutting-Edge Truck Tolling System in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom achieves a significant milestone with the successful installation of an advanced truck tolling system in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, part of the United Arab Emirates. Replacing the previous plaza-based tolling system, the new multi-lane … Read the full press release

ABP Unveils Ambitious Masterplan for Port of Newport, Paving the Way for Green Growth

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) reveals its ambitious vision for the Port of Newport, aiming to usher in a new era of sustainable growth for both the port and the city. With sustainability as a cornerstone, ABP’s plan focuses … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Energizes First Battery Project, Accelerating Global Energy Storage Pipeline

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp has achieved a significant milestone by energizing the Tiln battery project, marking the commencement of its multi-gigawatt global energy storage pipeline. This initiative, which accompanies the Tiln solar project in Lincolnshire, UK, underscores the company’s dedication … Read the full press release

Logicor Secures Planning for Sustainable Warehouse ‘Bolton 330’ in UK Redevelopment Drive

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent European real estate developer, has achieved a significant milestone in its UK redevelopment program with the securing of planning permission for ‘Bolton 330’, a 330,000 sq ft sustainable warehouse in the North West. Strategically located … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures Major Contract for LaGuardia Airport Infrastructure Upgrade

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has secured a contract with LGAFUEL LLC for the construction of the LaGuardia Airport Jet Fuel Transmission Systems project in Queens, New York, USA. Valued at USD 113 million (about SEK 1.2 billion), the project involves the … Read the full press release

The Ox Apartment Complex in Amsterdam New West Officially Handed Over to Residents

(IN BRIEF) On February 1st, the newly constructed Ox apartment complex in the Osdorp district of Amsterdam New West was officially handed over to its first tenant, attended by representatives from Vesteda and developer Van Wijnen, along with Alderman Reinier … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen Nominated as Contractor for New Rikshospitalet Temporary Facilities in Oslo

(IN BRIEF) AF Gruppen has received a nomination from the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority to serve as the contractor for the construction of temporary office and accommodation facilities at the New Rikshospitalet (Oslo University Hospital) located in Gaustad, Oslo. … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY Sells PACA Elevator Maintenance Business in France to KONE

(IN BRIEF) ASSA ABLOY has completed the sale of its elevator maintenance business, PACA ascenseur (“PACA”), located in Southern France, to KONE. The sale is part of ASSA ABLOY’s strategic focus on its core business portfolio. PACA, with approximately 210 … Read the full press release

Vodafone and Autobahn GmbH Collaborate to Bring 5G to All German Motorways by 2028

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone and Autobahn GmbH have unveiled plans to expand 5G coverage across all German motorways by 2028. The initiative involves erecting additional cellular masts to eliminate coverage gaps, densify the network, and reduce dropped calls. This extensive 5G … Read the full press release

Skanska Hosts CEO Alliance Meeting for Accelerating Europe’s Climate Transition

(IN BRIEF) On February 1, 2024, Skanska organized the CEO Alliance meeting at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, where CEOs of member companies from various industries convened to discuss collaborative strategies for sustainable business development and innovation. … Read the full press release

Nuvia, a VINCI Construction Subsidiary, Secures Major Contract for Ringhals Nuclear Plant Decommissioning in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Swedish energy company Vattenfall has awarded Nuvia, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, a significant contract to undertake the dismantling of units 1 and 2 at the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. This comprehensive project, scheduled to run … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain Successfully Concludes Acquisition of International Cellulose Corporation (ICC)

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain, a global leader in sustainable construction materials, has successfully acquired International Cellulose Corporation (ICC), a prominent manufacturer of specialty insulation products in the United States. ICC specializes in producing spray-on thermal insulation, fireproofing solutions, and acoustic finish … Read the full press release

Logicor Expands UK Presence with Forward Funding of 500,000 sq ft Distribution Warehouse in Derby

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent European logistics real estate owner and developer, is set to grow its presence in the UK by forward funding a 500,000 sq ft distribution warehouse in Derby, located within the logistics hub of the East … Read the full press release

EBRD Provides $100 Million Loan to Enerjisa for Earthquake-Hit Electricity Network Reconstruction in Turkey

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a loan of up to $100 million to Enerjisa Enerji A.S. in Turkey to support the modernization and reconstruction of the electricity distribution network in the earthquake-affected Toroslar … Read the full press release

EOS Investment Management Group Acquires Six Solar Greenfield Projects in Italy from Lightsource bp

(IN BRIEF) EOS Investment Management Group (EOS IM) and Lightsource bp have finalized the sale of six solar greenfield projects in Italy to EOS IM, adding a 294MW portfolio to their existing solar power assets in Italy. These projects, either … Read the full press release

Skanska AB Reports Conversion of Class A to Class B Shares and Adjusted Total Voting Rights

(IN BRIEF) Skanska AB has announced the conversion of 15,960 Class A shares to Class B shares in accordance with its articles of association. This conversion, mandated by the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act, reduces the company’s total voting rights, … Read the full press release

Living Places Copenhagen Shortlisted for MIPIM Awards 2024: A Sustainable Housing Showcase

(IN BRIEF) Living Places Copenhagen, a collaborative project by the VELUX Group, EFFEKT architects, Artelia engineers, and Enemærke & Petersen contractors, has been nominated for the MIPIM Awards 2024 in the “Best Residential Project” category. The project’s recognition stems from … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials Launches evoBuild, a Global Brand for Sustainable Building Products

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials has introduced its new global product brand, evoBuild, dedicated to low-carbon and circular construction products. evoBuild products undergo stringent sustainability criteria and are part of the company’s commitment to providing eco-friendly building materials. Notably, Heidelberg Materials … Read the full press release