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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

University of Liverpool Receives £1M Gift to Establish Sir Peter Rigby Centre for Enterprise

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has received a £1M donation from Sir Peter Rigby to establish the Sir Peter Rigby Centre for Enterprise. The Centre aims to boost student employability by enhancing enterprise education and entrepreneurial skills, targeting 50,000 … 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

EY Appoints Yew-Poh Mak as Asia-Pacific Deputy Managing Partner, Shannon Cotter as SaT Leader

(IN BRIEF) EY has announced significant leadership changes in its Asia-Pacific division, appointing Yew-Poh Mak as the new Deputy Managing Partner and Shannon Cotter as the Strategy and Transactions (SaT) Leader, effective July 1, 2024. Mak, previously leading EY’s Strategy … 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

Lloyds Banking Group Pioneers Major Social Housing Initiatives with £200 Million Commitment

(IN BRIEF) Lloyds Banking Group is taking significant steps to alleviate the UK’s social housing shortage through the redevelopment of decommissioned data centres and former office sites into new affordable homes. Starting with a project in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, the … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole S.A. Welcomes Hubert Reynier as New Group Chief Compliance Officer

(IN BRIEF) Crédit Agricole S.A. has appointed Hubert Reynier as the Group Chief Compliance Officer, effective July 15th, 2024, following the retirement of Martine Boutinet. Reynier, who has been with Crédit Agricole since 2010, previously served as the Senior Country … 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

Allianz Teams Up with Football Star Harry Kane as Global Brand Ambassador

(IN BRIEF) Allianz has partnered with football star Harry Kane, naming him as their global brand ambassador. Kane, known for his football prowess and advocacy for mental health, will collaborate with Allianz on marketing initiatives aimed at inspiring the next … 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

Thales Wins Neptune Contract to Enhance French Army’s Satellite Communications

(IN BRIEF) The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales the Neptune contract to provide 30 dual-band X/Ka satellite communication stations for the French Army. These stations will serve as OTP tactical communication nodes, supporting high-throughput satellite communications for … 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

Nordic Investment Bank Supports EcoDataCenter’s Expansion with SEK 280 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has finalized a SEK 280 million (approx. EUR 24 million) five-year loan agreement with EcoDC AB (EcoDataCenter) to support the expansion of its Falun data centre in Sweden. This funding will enable EcoDataCenter … 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

University of Helsinki Researchers Develop Controlled Proliferation Cells for Safer and Effective Cell Therapies

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Helsinki and HUS Helsinki University Hospital have developed a groundbreaking technique to control cell proliferation, enhancing the safety and efficacy of cell therapies. Published in Molecular Therapy, the study details how modified stem … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Hosts Spectacular Finale for Flame of Friendship Project, Uniting Coventry Schools in Olympic Spirit

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick concluded the Flame of Friendship project with a lively finale, uniting over 700 school children and teachers from 63 schools across Coventry. Held at the Sports and Wellness Hub, the event featured a vibrant … Read the full press release