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Chengdu Metro line to receive traction system from Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has been awarded a contract by Chengdu Metro Corp. Ltd. to supply the traction systems for 496 metro cars to circulate on Line 5, the city’s new metro line. The contract is worth approximately … Read the full press release

Julien Naudy takes lead of EKZ JV in Astana

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has appointed Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV, based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Julien was previously Industrial Director at EKZ. Julien Naudy started with Alstom more than 11 years ago and has an … Read the full press release

French and Indian Aerospace communities enhance ties to encourage and support French SMEs in India

St Cloud, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rafale International consisting of Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales have met more than 100 French SMEs in two-days Business to Business events. These events held  with Indian officials took place in Paris on the 19th … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel and Volvo Ocean Race innovates Race Boat Experience

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Visitors to the race villages in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race will be able to explore a life-size replica of the competing Volvo Ocean 65 (VO65) yachts as part of a major attraction being presented in … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel explores opportunities in building a world-class facility for the buildings and construction industries

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll® business, which supplies essential ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries. The study – expected to be completed by … Read the full press release

Arburg unveils traditional sculpture, presents “Customer Awards” for its silver anniversary in Malaysia

Major anniversary celebrations with around 150 guests Managing Partner Juliane Hehl presents anniversary sculpture Arburg has had its own subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur for 25 years Lossburg, Germany/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 September 2017, the … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz expands operations in the US with a $1.2-B investment

Investment announcement made during the Tuscaloosa based plant’s 20th anniversary celebration. Strategic move of Mercedes-Benz to start production of electric passenger cars in the U.S. as part of its worldwide electric initiative. Tuscaloosa plant will manufacture SUV models for the company’s … Read the full press release

Minister President Bouffier tours the Werra Verbund Plant, learns about the potash district’s economic situation

KASSEL, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 September 2017) Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hesse, visited the Werra Verbund plant to get informed about the current economic situation of the potash district and, at the same time, praised the efforts … Read the full press release

Solvay’s full year guidance updated to reflect discontinued operations of the polyamide activities

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay publishes today restated consolidated financial information for 2015, 2016 and the first half of 2017, reflecting the reclassification in discontinued operations of the polyamide activities to be sold to BASF. The planned divestment, with … Read the full press release

Solvay: BASF to acquire Polyamides for EUR 1.6 billion

BASF agrees to acquire Polyamides for €1.6 billion BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay has entered into a binding agreement with German chemical company BASF for the sale of its Polyamides business, a crucial step in Solvay’s transformation towards a … Read the full press release

Stora Enso divested its 35% in Bulleh Shah Packaging (Private) Ltd. in Pakistan

HELSINKI, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stora Enso has completed the divestment announced on 26 July 2017 of its 35% holding in the equity accounted investment Bulleh Shah Packaging (Private) Ltd. in Pakistan to the main owner Packages Ltd. The total cash … Read the full press release

ZF offers an Intelligent Gearbox retrofit as a new method to reduce service bills

With the investment in dedicated service centers, ZF is fully committed to perfect service ZF demonstrates its advanced modular gearbox solution, reducing Cost of Energy and enabling customers to make the right turbine choice to win auctions Friedrichshafen, Germany, 14-Sep-2017 … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to supply the glazing for the new tramway between Strasbourg and Kehl

Courbevoie, France, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain is supplying the glazing for the new tramway that links Strasbourg (France) and Kehl (Germany), on the other side of the Rhine. Designed by Alstom, the first France-Germany cross-border tramway brings the two cities … Read the full press release

EDP Renováveis, ENGIE joint venture awarded 15-year Contract for Difference for delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh

The contract was awarded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) following its latest CfD auction. LISBON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a … Read the full press release

UC RUSAL completes modernization of Befesa-2 line for standard alloyed ingots production at Irkutsk Aluminium Smelter

MOSCOW, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, is pleased to announce the completion of the modernization of Befesa-2 line for standard alloyed ingots production at the Irkutsk Aluminium Smelter … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp completes the sale of CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico (CSA) steel mill in Brazil to Latin American steelmaker Ternium for EUR 1.5 billion

ESSEN, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The sale of the CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico (CSA) steel mill in Brazil to the Latin American steelmaker Ternium is complete. With the closing of the transaction thyssenkrupp has received the purchase price (enterprise value) of … Read the full press release

Vnesheconombank, International Investment Bank and Petrovietnam to finance the Long Phu 1 power plant construction in Vietnam

MOSCOW, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vnesheconombank, International Investment Bank (IIB) and Vietnamese company Petrovietnam have entered into a tripartite memorandum determining the cooperation framework in financing the Long Phu 1 power plant construction in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The signing … Read the full press release

New executive team at BOURBON

PARIS, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At its meeting held on September 4, 2017, the Board of Directors of BOURBON confirmed Jacques de Chateauvieux as Executive Chairman, and entrusted Gaël Bodénès, as Chief Executive Officer, with the responsibility of the company … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: dismantling process of the world’s first offshore wind farm now completed

Fredericia, Denmark, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm near Lolland in the south east of Denmark was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project which was to prove whether it was possible to generate green power offshore. Now, the … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: ​Electricity generated for the first time at Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm

​Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of Cumbria. Fredericia, Denmark, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the first of 40 V164-8.0MW turbines and … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial is the Industry Leader in Machinery and Electrical Equipment in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe

With a score of 89/100 the Company is confirmed as the Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices for the seventh consecutive year. CNH Industrial has also been named as Industry Group Leader in Capital Goods … Read the full press release

Fincantieri: Seabourn Cruise Line’s second ultra-luxury cruise ship Seabourn Ovation launched in Sestri

TRIESTE, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “Seabourn Ovation”, the second ultra-luxury cruise ships, after “Seabourn Encore”, that Fincantieri is building for Seabourn Cruise Line, brand of Carnival Corporation, was launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri (Genoa). The ceremony was attended, among … Read the full press release

BMT to showcase Type 31e frigates contender VENATOR®-110 at DSEI in London

Teddington, UK, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT’s VENATOR®-110, widely considered as a strong contender for the Type 31e frigates, will take centre stage at DSEI in London next week, following the much-anticipated launch of the UK’s National Shipbuilding Strategy this week. … Read the full press release

BMT launches new mine countermeasure concept design VENARI®-85

Teddington, UK, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT has launched VENARI®-85, a new mine countermeasure (MCM) concept design capable of clearing mines faster over a greater area and with less risk to the crew, whilst simultaneously providing broader utility to navies around … Read the full press release

NORMA Group welcomes 14 new trainees

Maintal, Germany, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, welcomes 14 new trainees. Ten school graduates will be trained for the next three years at the company’s headquarters in Maintal: three tool mechanics, … Read the full press release

Sika enhances its presence in the Czech market with acquisition of leading manufacturer of waterproofing and roofing systems KVK Holding

ZUG, 06-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has agreed to acquire KVK Holding a.s, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterproofing and roofing systems as well as a wide range of mortar products. KVK generated sales of CHF 42 … Read the full press release

Valio reduces CO2 emissions at Finland production plants with new boiler facility

HELSINKI, 06-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thanks to long-term and responsible investments in heating plants, and the latest boiler investment at the Valio Jyväskylä dairy, Valio has abandoned the use of heavy fuel oil in the production plants in Finland. The new … Read the full press release

Samsung Heavy Industries to build-in new levels of vessel efficiency with Inmarsat solutions

LONDON, 06-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) has signed a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (“SHI”), establishing a relationship to leverage the ‘smart ship’ connectivity offered by Fleet Xpress at the vessel construction stage. The strategic … Read the full press release

Vocational training of 804 young people begins this September at Audi sites in Germany

Carmaker provides vocational training in 20 occupations in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm Dieter Omert, head of vocational training and specialist competence development: “We offer young people optimal starting conditions for a successful career.” Job guarantees after completion of training Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, 05-Sep-2017 … Read the full press release

Saab extends partnerships with Indonesia’s Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and Indonesian Defence University (UNHAN)

STOCKHOLM, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab underlines its long-term commitment to Indonesia by extending partnerships with the national Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and the Indonesian Defence University (UNHAN).    Saab has signed further … Read the full press release