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Ørsted Introduces Revolutionary Low-Noise Technology for Offshore Wind Foundations

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted, a leader in offshore wind energy, has unveiled a groundbreaking low-noise installation method for monopile foundations at the Gode Wind 3 wind farm in Germany. This innovative technology, successfully tested on three monopiles, utilizes a patented jetting … Read the full press release

SapuraOMV Upstream Achieves First Gas at Jerun Field Offshore Malaysia

(IN BRIEF) SapuraOMV Upstream Sdn Bhd has successfully started gas production at Malaysia’s Jerun field, where Shell plc holds a 30% stake through Sarawak Shell Berhad. Located offshore Sarawak, the field includes an integrated platform exporting gas via an 80-km … Read the full press release

AFRY Leads Innovative Climate Resilience Study on Ischia, Presented by EIB

(IN BRIEF) AFRY, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), spearheaded a pioneering climate resilience study focused on Ischia, Italy, addressing the island’s vulnerability to earthquakes and landslides exacerbated by climate change. The comprehensive report, unveiled at a press … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures SEK 700M Contract for NKT Cable Factory Expansion in Karlskrona

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has signed a SEK 700 million agreement with NKT HV Cables AB to construct towers and side buildings for the expansion of NKT’s cable factory in Karlskrona, Sweden. This contract, part of Skanska’s Q3 2024 order bookings, … Read the full press release

Skanska Joint Venture Secures Additional GBP 50M for UK High-Speed Rail Project

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, has received an additional GBP 50 million from HS2 Ltd for phase one of the UK’s high-speed railway project. This brings the total contract value to GBP 1.425 … Read the full press release

E.ON and MAN Truck & Bus Partner to Establish Europe’s Largest Public Charging Network for Electric Trucks

(IN BRIEF) E.ON and MAN Truck & Bus are collaborating to create a vast public charging network for electric commercial vehicles across Europe, featuring approximately 400 charging points at 170 locations. With 125 sites planned in Germany alone, this initiative … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €435 Million to Stora Enso for Sustainable Packaging Transformation in Oulu

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is extending a €435 million credit to Stora Enso to upgrade its Oulu manufacturing site for producing eco-friendly, fiber-based packaging for food and personal care products. This investment aims to reduce plastic reliance … Read the full press release

EIB and Poste Italiane Partner for €450 Million Investment to Enhance Digital and Sustainable Logistics

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Poste Italiane have signed a €450 million finance contract to modernize and digitalize Poste Italiane’s logistics and postal services. This funding will be used to establish new automated parcel sorting centers, including … Read the full press release

SGS to Acquire Institut d’Expertise Clinique (IEC), Expanding Global Leadership in Cosmetics Testing

(IN BRIEF) SGS has announced its acquisition of Institut d’Expertise Clinique (IEC), a prominent Clinical Research Organization specializing in advanced clinical testing for the cosmetics industry. Founded in 1990 and based in France, IEC operates across Europe, Asia, and Africa, … Read the full press release

Yara Brasil Fertilizantes and Petrobras Advance Towards Potential Business Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Yara Brasil Fertilizantes and Petrobras have signed a non-binding Master Agreement to explore potential synergies in their operations, following a prior Memorandum of Understanding signed in February 2024. The focus is on enhancing efficiencies in Brazil’s fertilizer and … Read the full press release

Saudi Arabia Orders Four Additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport Aircraft

(IN BRIEF) Saudi Arabia has ordered four additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). These aircraft will begin conversion in early 2026 and enter service by 2027, enhancing RSAF’s air-to-air refuelling … Read the full press release

Edison and Webuild Collaborate on Major Pumped Hydroelectric Projects to Enhance Italy’s Energy Security and Economic Development

(IN BRIEF) Edison and Webuild have joined forces to develop pumped hydroelectric projects in Southern Italy, focusing on sites in Pescopagano and Villarosa. These projects aim to generate 500 MW of pumped energy by 2030, supporting Italy’s energy security and … Read the full press release

Andritz Wins Major Contract to Enhance Tissue Production for C&S Paper in China

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, has secured a significant order from C&S Paper to supply two advanced PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machines for their Suqian City mill in Jiangsu Province, China. These machines, with a capacity of 94 t/d each, … Read the full press release

EIB Renovates Bucha Water Supply Facility, Enhancing Access to Clean Drinking Water

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB), as part of the €340 million Ukraine Recovery Programme, has renovated Bucha’s water supply facility, providing clean drinking water to 9,000 residents. Damaged during the Russian invasion, the upgraded facility now features advanced … Read the full press release

Creas Impacto II Targets €70 Million with Backing from EIF, ICO, Carasso Foundation, and Private Investors

(IN BRIEF) Creas Impacto II, supported by EIF, ICO, the Carasso Foundation, and private investors, targets a €70 million fund size under the InvestEU program. The fund, managed by CREAS, focuses on investing in about 12 growth-stage companies in Spain … Read the full press release

Eneco and Charged Partner to Trial Home Battery Integration for Grid Stability and Consumer Benefits

(IN BRIEF) Eneco and Charged have announced a collaborative initiative, ‘Gridease,’ aimed at leveraging home battery systems to enhance grid stability while offering financial rewards to consumers. The trial targets customers with Sessy home batteries and both fixed and variable … Read the full press release

EU Competitiveness Council Meets at MOL Group HQ to Drive Green Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) Under the Hungarian EU Presidency, the Competitiveness Council gathered at MOL Group’s headquarters to discuss Europe’s industrial competitiveness amidst the green energy transition. Key stakeholders emphasized the need for collaborative policymaking and a supportive regulatory environment. Zoltán Áldott … Read the full press release

APM Terminals Suape Advances Sustainable Port Operations with Major Investment in All-Electric Handling Equipment

(IN BRIEF) APM Terminals Suape in Brazil has completed a significant investment in sustainability by acquiring twenty-eight all-electric container handling units from SANY. This move underscores their commitment to becoming Latin America’s first fully electric terminal, set to commence operations … Read the full press release

Wood Secures Six-Year Contract for Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility, Strengthening LNG Engineering Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Wood has secured a six-year contract to provide comprehensive brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia. This agreement extends Wood’s longstanding partnership with Shell and … Read the full press release

Syngenta Biologicals and Intrinsyx Bio Partner to Advance Sustainable Agriculture Through Innovative Biological Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Syngenta Biologicals and Intrinsyx Bio have joined forces to introduce advanced biological solutions to global agriculture. This collaboration focuses on leveraging Intrinsyx Bio’s proprietary endophyte formulations, which enhance nutrient uptake in plants, reducing reliance on synthetic fertilizers and … Read the full press release

Covestro Advances Circular Economy with Innovative Product Design Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Covestro is championing the circular economy by integrating sustainable design principles into product development. Recognizing the significant environmental impact of product design, Covestro leverages its expertise in high-performance materials to guide customers in adopting circular design practices. Their … Read the full press release

GTT Strategic Ventures Invests in Finnish Maritime Software Company Seaber.io

(IN BRIEF) GTT Strategic Ventures, alongside Counterview Capital, Lifeline Ventures, and Tesi, has invested in Finnish maritime software company Seaber.io. Based in Helsinki, Seaber.io specializes in digitalizing scheduling and chartering for bulk shipping, utilizing AI and machine learning for real-time … Read the full press release

MTU Aero Engines Showcases Zero-Emission Flight Technologies at Farnborough Airshow

(IN BRIEF) MTU Aero Engines is celebrating its 90th anniversary at the Farnborough International Airshow with a focus on revolutionary propulsion technologies. Highlighting innovations aimed at zero-emission flight, MTU will showcase its Water-Enhanced Turbofan (WET) and Flying Fuel Cell™ (FFC) … Read the full press release

Symrise Celebrates 70 Years of Sun Protection Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Symrise is celebrating its 70-year legacy of sun protection innovation as part of its “150 shades of innovation” campaign, honoring the 150th anniversary of its founding father Wilhelm Haarmann’s first patent. The company has pioneered advancements in UV … Read the full press release

Expanded Partnership Between Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz Enhances Biosimilar Development and Supply Security

(IN BRIEF) Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz have expanded their strategic partnership to advance the development and commercial manufacturing of biosimilars. This enhanced collaboration includes additional biosimilars in Sandoz’s pipeline and ensures long-term supply through Just – Evotec Biologics’ … Read the full press release

Siemens Achieves EcoVadis Platinum Rating for Sustainability Excellence

(IN BRIEF) Siemens has attained the prestigious EcoVadis Platinum rating with an impressive score of 80 points, placing it among the top one percent of over 73,000 companies globally assessed. This recognition marks a significant advancement from Silver in 2021 … Read the full press release

Telefónica Tops Social Responsibility Rankings in Global ICT Sector

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica has been recognized as the world’s most socially responsible technology company in the first Social Ranking 2024 by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). Out of 173 ICT companies assessed, Telefónica’s strong performance in human rights, decent work … Read the full press release

Siemens and Boson Energy Partner to Transform Non-Recyclable Waste into Green Hydrogen

(IN BRIEF) Siemens AG and Boson Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on converting non-recyclable waste into clean hydrogen energy. Utilizing Siemens’ advanced technology and consultancy services, including automation and digitalization from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the … Read the full press release

EIF and kompasbank Unlock €175 Million to Boost Danish SMEs and Green Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Danish corporate bank kompasbank a/s have partnered to provide at least €175 million in new loans to Danish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Supported by the InvestEU programme, the three portfolio guarantee … Read the full press release

Carrefour Completes Acquisition of Cora and Match Banners from Louis Delhaize Group

(IN BRIEF) Carrefour has finalized the acquisition of the Cora and Match banners from the Louis Delhaize group for €1.05 billion, enhancing its foothold in the French food distribution market. The acquisition includes 60 Cora hypermarkets and 115 Match supermarkets, … Read the full press release

SWU Verkehr Introduces State-of-the-Art Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G Buses for Ulm and Neu-Ulm

(IN BRIEF) SWU Verkehr, serving Ulm and Neu-Ulm, has introduced the first two out of 14 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G buses, marking a significant step towards sustainable urban mobility. These electric articulated buses, equipped with advanced NMC3 batteries for enhanced energy … Read the full press release

French Government Greenlights Neste’s Renewable Diesel for Public Fuel Stations

(IN BRIEF) Neste celebrates a pivotal regulatory milestone as the French government approves the sale of 100% renewable transport fuels, including Neste’s renewable diesel, at all public fuel stations across France. This decision expands access beyond logistics companies to private … Read the full press release

Scatec ASA and Partners Forge Renewable Ammonia Pact with Yara Clean Ammonia for Egypt

(IN BRIEF) Scatec ASA, in collaboration with ECHEM and MOPCO, has finalized a Heads of Terms agreement with Yara Clean Ammonia to secure the offtake of renewable ammonia produced in Egypt. The project involves developing up to 480 MW of … Read the full press release

DNV to Utilize Advanced Lidar Technology at Bay of St. Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) DNV has been chosen by the Iberdrola Group to conduct power curve verification using advanced nacelle lidar technology at the Bay of St. Brieuc offshore wind farm in Brittany. This project, featuring 62 turbines with a capacity of … Read the full press release

EIB Funds voestalpine’s Green Steel Initiative with €300 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated a €300 million loan to voestalpine AG, Europe’s third-largest steelmaker, to support a four-year research and development initiative aimed at enhancing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. Key focuses include optimizing manufacturing … Read the full press release

EIB and Banca Etica Partner to Drive €165 Million Investments in Italy’s Social Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banca Etica have signed a €60 million agreement to stimulate €165 million in investments across Italy. The initiative aims to support women-led SMEs, improve services for refugees, and boost economic development in … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Expands Sustainable Lubricant Production with Tecoil Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has acquired Finnish company Tecoil, a leader in producing Re-Refined Base Oils (RRBOs) through an efficient used oil regeneration process. Tecoil operates a 50,000-ton RRBO facility in Finland and has developed a circular economy network for collecting … Read the full press release

Zurich and Aon Launch Comprehensive Insurance Facility to Accelerate Global Hydrogen Projects

(IN BRIEF) Zurich Insurance Group and Aon have launched a comprehensive insurance facility to support blue and green hydrogen projects globally, with coverage for projects up to USD 250 million. This initiative, led by Zurich and brokered exclusively by Aon, … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall and SLR Giesserei Partner on Eco-Friendly District Heating System to Slash CO2 Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall and SLR Giesserei are collaborating on a district heating system at the KS Gleitlager site in St. Leon-Rot, expected to save up to 800 tonnes of CO2 annually. The system will utilize waste heat from the foundry, … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group Names Rohit Aggarwal as Incoming CEO

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group has appointed Rohit Aggarwal to the Management Board, where he will initially oversee the fiber division and later succeed Stephan Sielaff as CEO when Sielaff’s contract expires in March 2025. Aggarwal brings decades of experience … Read the full press release