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Memorial Hermann Life Flight to use Airbus H160 first in the world for Emergency Medical Services

(IN BRIEF) Memorial Hermann Life Flight® has ordered one H160 and four H145 helicopters from Airbus to replace its current EC145 fleet, becoming the first to use the H160 for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). Established in 1976, the program … Read the full press release

Unilever’s Pureit Water Purification Business Acquired by A. O. Smith

(IN BRIEF) Unilever has agreed to sell its water purification business, Pureit, to A. O. Smith, a leading global water technology company. Pureit, which operates in countries including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Mexico, offers a range of water … Read the full press release

bp and Castrol Partner with Audi for Formula 1 Entry in 2026

(IN BRIEF) bp and Castrol have entered into a strategic partnership with Audi for their debut in Formula 1 in 2026. This exclusive collaboration includes the development of FIA-compliant Advanced Sustainable fuels and specialized lubricants for Audi’s F1 power unit. … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to Deliver Major Battery Storage System for Dutch Energy Project

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce Power Systems has been awarded a contract by Battery Park Zeewolde (BPZ) to supply a large-scale battery storage system in Zeewolde, Netherlands. The system, featuring a capacity of 32.6 MW and 65.2 MWh, will support energy trading … Read the full press release

Major Funding Secured for RWE’s Hydrogen Projects in Germany

(IN BRIEF) The German government and state governments of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have allocated over 619 million euros to fund two hydrogen projects led by RWE. These include a 300-MW electrolyser in Lingen and a hydrogen … Read the full press release

DHL Express Partners with Central Airlines to Enhance Cargo Operations

(IN BRIEF) DHL Express has signed a Letter of Intent with Central Airlines to deploy two Boeing 777 freighters under a multi-year Operating Agreement, marking their first collaboration with a Chinese cargo airline. This partnership aims to enhance intercontinental cargo … Read the full press release

Aviva Enhances Risk Management Capabilities with Cutting-Edge Software

(IN BRIEF) Aviva has revolutionized its exposure management capabilities with the adoption of Orchestra, a sophisticated software solution developed by Symfos. Since its implementation in 2021, Orchestra has streamlined Aviva’s portfolio roll-up process by 60-70%, allowing for quicker data processing … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Secures Contract for Advanced Sewage Sludge Incineration Plant in Germany

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has been contracted by German waste management service provider MVA Bielefeld-Herford GmbH to supply an EcoFluid bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler system for a new sewage sludge mono-incineration plant. This plant, designed to handle … Read the full press release

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

Ericsson Secures EUR 100 Million Loan from NIB to Advance Wireless Technology Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, a prominent Swedish telecommunications company, has secured a new EUR 100 million loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to bolster its research and development efforts aimed at enhancing wireless technology efficiency. This loan, NIB’s second for … Read the full press release

Evonik Expands Sodium Methylate Production Capacity in Argentina

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has announced a significant expansion of its sodium methylate production capacity at its Rosario plant in Argentina’s Sante Fé Province. The expansion, increasing annual capacity by 50% to 90,000 tons, aims to meet growing demand for biofuels … Read the full press release

University of Twente Researchers Secure ERC Proof of Concept Grants for Innovative Projects

(IN BRIEF) Three researchers from the University of Twente have secured Proof of Concept (PoC) grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Professors Mariëlle Stoelinga, David Fernandez Rivas, and Jeroen Leijten will receive €150,000 each to develop innovative ideas stemming … Read the full press release

University of Twente and Forschungszentrum Jülich Strengthen Collaboration with New Memorandum of Understanding

(IN BRIEF) The University of Twente (UT) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) have formalized their longstanding collaboration with a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Signed during a special event at Jülich, the MoU focuses on strategic areas such as education and … 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

McLaren Automotive and The LEGO Group Unveil LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™

(IN BRIEF) McLaren Automotive and the LEGO Group have unveiled their latest collaboration, showcasing the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™, a tribute to the groundbreaking hybrid hypercar. Known for redefining automotive high-performance, the McLaren P1™ integrated advanced motorsport-derived engineering to achieve … 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

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

Thales and Naval Group Collaborate on Advanced Sonar System for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Thales and Naval Group have joined forces to test an innovative passive omnidirectional hull-mounted sonar system aimed at enhancing the safety and autonomy of extra-large unmanned underwater vehicles (XL-UUVs). This collaborative effort, under the French defense procurement agency’s … Read the full press release

Accenture Acquires Excelmax Technologies to Enhance Silicon Design and Engineering Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has acquired Bangalore-based semiconductor design services provider Excelmax Technologies, enhancing its expertise in silicon design and engineering. Excelmax, founded in 2019, offers custom silicon solutions for consumer devices, data centers, AI, and edge computing, serving automotive, telecommunications, … Read the full press release

Accenture Acquires Arηs Group to Expand European Tech Services

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has completed its acquisition of Arηs Group, a Luxembourg-based technology services provider, enhancing its capabilities in both public and private sector transformations across Europe. Announced in March 2024, the acquisition adds over 2,330 specialists in software development, … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán Visits Spanish Women’s National Soccer Team to Show Support

(IN BRIEF) Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, visited the Spanish women’s national soccer team at their training camp in Las Rozas to express the company’s unwavering support ahead of their games in Paris. Galán praised the team’s talent and recent … 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

Thales Boosts Rocket Production at Belgian Site to Strengthen European Defense

(IN BRIEF) Thales Belgium has inaugurated a new assembly line at its Herstal facility, marking a significant expansion in the production of 70-mm laser-guided rockets. Supported by a €20 million investment and government backing, including from the Walloon Region and … Read the full press release

CNP Seguradora Secures Exclusive 20-Year Distribution Deal with Banco de Brasília

(IN BRIEF) CNP Seguradora, a subsidiary of CNP Assurances in Brazil, has signed a significant 20-year agreement with Banco de Brasília (BRB) for the exclusive distribution of consortium and capitalization products. This partnership aims to bolster CNP Assurances’ expansion strategy … Read the full press release