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50Hertz Signs €4.6 Billion Contracts for High-Performance Cables to Advance Germany’s Green Energy Goals

(IN BRIEF) 50Hertz, a major electricity transmission system operator in Germany, has entered into project and framework contracts with leading European cable manufacturers NKT and Prysmian Power Link. These contracts, valued at €4.6 billion, cover the production and installation of … Read the full press release

CUPRA Opens Stylish City Garage in Berlin’s Vibrant Am Tacheles District

(IN BRIEF) CUPRA, the Spanish automotive brand, has expanded its global presence by opening a new CUPRA City Garage in Berlin’s lively Am Tacheles district. The launch event celebrated the connection between Berlin and Barcelona, two cities known for their … Read the full press release

Dutch King Inaugurates Vattenfall’s 1.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm, Among World’s Largest

(IN BRIEF) Dutch King Willem-Alexander, alongside board members of Vattenfall, BASF, and Allianz, has officially inaugurated the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Located 18-36 kilometers off the Dutch coast, the wind farm features 139 … Read the full press release

Enel Completes Sale of 50% Stake in Australian Renewable Assets to INPEX

(IN BRIEF) Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGP), has successfully finalized the sale of a 50% stake in its Australian renewable energy entities, Enel Green Power Australia Pty Ltd and Enel Green Power Australia Trust (collectively … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Unveils Vehicle Allocation Plans for German Production Network Through 2028

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen is gearing up its Germany-based production network for the future, outlining its vehicle allocation plans through 2028 to the Volkswagen Group’s Supervisory Board. This strategic move aims to ensure profitable capacity utilization and economic viability in the … Read the full press release

EBRD Appoints Jelena Madir as New Chief Compliance Officer to Uphold Integrity and Governance

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has named Jelena Madir as the new Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer. In this crucial role, she will oversee the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO), tasked with … Read the full press release

EBRD Supports Albania’s Agribusiness and Tourism Sectors with €2 Million Loan to Union Bank

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a loan of up to €2 million to Union Bank to bolster financing in Albania’s agribusiness and tourism sectors, essential for the country’s economic growth. Union Bank becomes … Read the full press release

European Leaders Call for Accelerated Clean Energy Transition at High-Level Conference

(IN BRIEF) The heads of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have convened in Paris to urge European government leaders, financial institutions, and industries to commit to a swift, equitable, … Read the full press release

Winners of European Investment Bank’s Social Innovation Tournament Announced

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Institute recently unveiled the winners of this year’s Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) at a ceremony in Stockholm, celebrating European social entrepreneurs and their impactful products or services. The SIT, an annual event organized by … Read the full press release

Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Enhances Quality and Efficiency with State-of-the-Art DIP Line from ANDRITZ

(IN BRIEF) Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Co., Ltd., a prominent Chinese packaging paper and household tissue manufacturer, has successfully initiated operations on a high-capacity deinking pulp (DIP) line supplied by ANDRITZ at its facility in Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, China. This … Read the full press release

ZF Wind Power Invests in Sustainable Water Transport for Offshore Wind Turbine Powertrains

(IN BRIEF) ZF Wind Power and Vestas are addressing the growing demand for wind energy and larger offshore wind turbines with the V236-15.0 MWTM powertrain. This powertrain aims to push the boundaries of offshore wind energy production, with a single … Read the full press release

ZF Introduces Next-Gen Rail Drives for Milan and Rome Metros, Enhancing Efficiency and Comfort

(IN BRIEF) ZF, a leading technology company, will supply the metros built by Hitachi Rail for Milan and Rome, Italy, with its latest two-stage spur gear drives. These drives offer several improvements, including a 10% reduction in weight, noise-optimized gearing, … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom’s Sustainable Food Packaging Papers Receive Western Michigan Recyclability Certification

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom, a leading producer of sustainable and fiber-based packaging solutions, has achieved Western Michigan Recyclability Certification for several food packaging base papers utilizing its proprietary FluoroFree® technology. These products are used in applications like quick service restaurant packaging, … Read the full press release

Iron Powder Research Receives €900,000 Funding for Green Energy Storage

(IN BRIEF) Research into the potential of iron powder as an energy carrier on an industrial scale has received €900,000 in funding from science financier NWO and various organizations. The project, known as CIRCL (Closing the Iron Reduction-Combustion Loop), involves … Read the full press release

Kalmar to Supply Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals with Six Hybrid Straddle Carriers for Eco-Efficient Operations

(IN BRIEF) Kalmar, a division of Cargotec, has secured an agreement with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST) to deliver six Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers as part of the terminal’s fleet renewal program aimed at enhancing environmental sustainability. RST, Europe’s largest … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures Order for 25 Wind Turbines in Sweden’s Horshaga Wind Park

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received a substantial order from SR Energy AB for the Horshaga wind park in southern Sweden’s Uppvidinge municipality. The order encompasses 20 V162-6.2 MW and five V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, along … Read the full press release

KVG Kiel Expands Electric Fleet with 50 New Generation Citeas from VDL Bus & Coach

(IN BRIEF) KVG Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH has entered into an agreement with VDL Bus & Coach to acquire 50 new generation Citea electric buses, with an option for an additional 10 units. These electric vehicles will be delivered in 2024 … Read the full press release

Outokumpu and Fissler Join Forces to Launch Low-Carbon Stainless Steel for Sustainable Cookware

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a leader in sustainable stainless steel, and Fissler, a premium cookware manufacturer, have collaborated to introduce Outokumpu Circle Green®, an innovative stainless steel with a remarkable up to 92% reduction in carbon footprint compared to industry averages. … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Continues Commitment to Angola’s Energy Landscape with Block 20 Deal

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 20 has completed the sale of a 40% stake in Block 20, located in Angola’s Kwanza Basin, to PETRONAS ANGOLA E&P LTD (PAEPL), a PETRONAS subsidiary, for $400 million as of January 1, 2023. … Read the full press release

Aviva Ireland’s Suzie Nolan and Danny Harmer: Leading the Way in Gender Diversity

(IN BRIEF) Aviva Ireland’s Head of Property, Suzie Nolan, and Chief People Officer, Danny Harmer, have been recognized on this year’s HERoes Role Model Lists. Suzie is a Future Leader and a diversity advocate, while Danny has made the Women … Read the full press release

Axel Springer Sells Stake in Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz as Part of Digital Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Axel Springer has divested its 35% stake in Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz (RASCH) to its joint venture partner, Ringier, as part of its digital strategy. This move allows Ringier to become the sole owner of a portfolio that … Read the full press release

E.ON to Deploy Over 1,200 Fast Charging Stations Across Germany as Part of Deutschlandnetz

(IN BRIEF) E.ON has secured a contract to construct and manage more than 1,200 new fast charging stations at approximately 140 locations in Germany as part of the “Deutschlandnetz” initiative led by the Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport. The … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to Expand High-Power EV Charging Network with 1,100 New Points Across Germany

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has secured a contract to install and operate 1,100 high-power charge points (HPC) for electric vehicles (EVs) as part of the German government’s “Deutschlandnetz” initiative. These charging points, offering up to 200 kW charging power, will be … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Successfully Tests Gas Turbine for Hybrid-Electric Flight

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce has achieved a significant milestone in the development of a small gas turbine designed to power hybrid-electric flight. The engine incorporates novel combustion technology, resulting in ultra-low emissions. This achievement marks the effectiveness of the compact, power-dense … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics Showcase T-600 Heavy Lift Uncrewed Air System in NATO Maritime Exercise

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics demonstrated the capabilities of the T-600 heavy lift uncrewed air system (UAS) during the NATO exercise REPMUS 2023 in Portugal. The T-600 is an electric-powered UAS with vertical take-off and landing capabilities, capable … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €50 Million for Bocconi University Campus Upgrades and Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €50 million loan agreement with Bocconi University in Milan to support the modernization and decarbonization of its campus facilities. This initial tranche of €30 million will fund the construction, renovation, … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €175 Million Loan to Valmet for Sustainable R&D in Pulp, Paper, and Energy Industries

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €175 million loan agreement with Valmet, a Finnish technology and services provider for the pulp, paper, and energy sectors. This financing will support Valmet’s research, development, and innovation activities, aiming … Read the full press release

EIB’s “Financing in Africa Survey 2023” Reveals Resilience and Challenges in African Banking Sector

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has published its “Financing in Africa Survey 2023,” offering insights into the evolving financial landscape in Africa. Conducted in partnership with 33 leading banks across the continent, the survey highlights the challenges and … Read the full press release

EIB Engages in ASEAN Summit, Prioritizing Sustainable Investments and Green Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) participated in the 43rd ASEAN Summit and related ASEAN Indo-Pacific Forum, focusing on sustainable initiatives, economic growth, and climate action in ASEAN countries. Vice-President Kris Peeters highlighted the EIB’s commitment to supporting green … Read the full press release

Arkema Boosts Global DMDS Production for Renewable Fuels

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a leading producer of dimethyl disulfide (DMDS), is increasing its global production capacity of this vital additive at its Beaumont site in the United States. DMDS plays a crucial role in converting vegetable oils and agri-food waste … Read the full press release

Arkema to Implement Innovative Purification Technology for Reduced Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Arkema is set to introduce a groundbreaking purification technology at its Carling production site in France by 2026, aiming to cut CO2 emissions by 20%. This investment aligns with Arkema’s climate plan validated on a 1.5°C trajectory by … Read the full press release

Arkema Outlines Aggressive Growth Plan Fueled by Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Arkema has revealed its ambitious growth strategy, aiming to achieve €12 billion in sales with an 18% EBITDA margin by 2028. This plan hinges on leveraging sustainable innovation and technologies, bolstering the company’s portfolio, and capitalizing on megatrends … Read the full press release

Arkema Invests €50 Million to Boost Organic Peroxide Production for Renewable Energy Initiatives in China

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a global leader in specialty chemicals, has announced a substantial €50 million investment to expand its organic peroxide production capacities at its Changshu site in China. This strategic move, which is part of the company’s global expansion … Read the full press release

Avedøre Power Station Partners with Ørsted for Innovative Carbon Capture and Storage Project

(IN BRIEF) Avedøre Power Station, located south of Copenhagen and operated by Ørsted, is embarking on an ambitious carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiative as part of its transition to greener energy sources. The power station, which has already phased … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel and Capgemini Collaborate to Offer Innovative Supply Chain Orchestration Services

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel and Capgemini have entered into a groundbreaking strategic agreement to establish an industry-leading supply chain orchestration service designed to offer comprehensive end-to-end solutions throughout the supply chain network. This strategic partnership aims to help businesses maintain agility … Read the full press release

Skanska to Construct Innovative Wooden-Framed Hospital Building in Karlstad, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has entered into an agreement with Region Värmland to construct a groundbreaking new reception building at the Central Hospital, CSK, located in Karlstad, Sweden. Valued at approximately SEK 740 million, this contract will be recorded as part … Read the full press release

NIB and Varanger Kraft Collaborate on Green Energy Upgrade and Hydrogen Production in Norway

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has entered into a seven-year loan agreement with Norwegian utility company Varanger Kraft to support the upgrade of their hydrogen facility and the improvement of the electricity distribution network in Norway’s Varanger region. … Read the full press release

Plenitude, Eni’s Renewable Energy Arm, Expands Presence in Kazakhstan with 50 MW Photovoltaic Plant

(IN BRIEF) Plenitude, a subsidiary of Eni focused on renewable energy, has inaugurated its first photovoltaic plant in Kazakhstan near Shaulder village in the Turkistan Region. With an installed capacity of 50 MW, this facility marks Plenitude’s entry into the … Read the full press release

Michelin’s Acquisition of Flex Composite Group Puts It at the Helm of High-Tech Fabric and Film Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Michelin has successfully completed its acquisition of Flex Composite Group (FCG) as part of its Michelin in Motion 2030 strategy, cementing its position as a leader in high-tech engineered fabrics and films. FCG, a European leader in this … Read the full press release

bp to Provide Power Trading and Optimization Services for HEIT’s 80MW Battery Storage Projects in the UK

(IN BRIEF) bp has entered into an agreement with Harmony Energy Income Trust (HEIT) to deliver physical power trading and optimization services for two battery storage projects in the UK. The projects, Hawthorn Pit (49.9MW / 99.8MWh) and Wormald Green … Read the full press release