Category Archives: Netherlands

Press Releases & News from Netherlands distributed via EuropaWire

Aegon’s 50% stake in the variable annuity joint ventures in Japan sold to partner Sony Life for EUR 130 million

THE HAGUE, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon‘s partner in the variable annuity joint ventures in Japan Sony Life takes over its 50% stake. The transaction is for approximately EUR 130 million (JPY 16 billion). Commenting on the acquisition, Alex Wynaendts, … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy cooperation: one step ahead in wind turbine technology developments

STOCKHOLM, 16-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to partner in the deployment of GE’s new wind turbine in Europe. Haliade-X is the largest offshore wind turbine on the market to date, with a capacity of 12MW. The … Read the full press release

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019: Switzerland remains #1; Singapore leads Asia-Pacific; Europe dominates the top 10; China leader among BRICS nations

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Adecco Group, Tata Communications and INSEAD have just released their annual benchmark report that looks into the ability of 125 countries around the world to compete for talent. According to the … Read the full press release

Saudi Aramco takes over Shell’s stake in SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands / DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, 22-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced that its Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s 50% holdings of the SASREF refining joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi … Read the full press release

Vattenfall teams up with Siemens Gamesa for the latest generation of offshore wind power turbines in the North Sea

STOCKHOLM, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The newest available offshore wind power turbine (10 MW) in the North Sea will be deployed by Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa. Together, both companies plan to install 76 powerful turbines in the Hollandse Kust Zuid … Read the full press release

Polygon Netherlands takes over 50 year old firm specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art

STOCKHOLM, Sweden / GOES, The Netherlands, 11-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton Fund III company Polygon Netherlands has taken over the Dutch specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art VANWAARDE. The acquisition will be in retroactive effect as of 1 January … Read the full press release

DHL Trade Fairs & Events will provide logistical support for WorldSkills Europe

WorldSkills Europe bets on DHL Trade Fairs & Events and their transport and logistics expertise to coordinate the logistics of its vocational skills competitions across Europe BONN, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Freight’s specialists for fair and event logistics DHL … Read the full press release

Towards a Europe of Stakeholder Nations

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:00 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:30 Where: European Parliament, Brussels room A1H1 BRUSSELS, 28-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As the EU is approaching the next European Parliament elections there is more need than ever for … Read the full press release

Jeroen Schouten Named Regional Manager, Europe of AeroGo, Inc.

Product offerings that solve challenges inherent to moving heavy loads SEATTLE, WA, United States, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AeroGo, Inc. is pleased to welcome Jeroen Schouten to the position of Regional Manager for Europe. Jeroen’s considerable expertise in aviation, aerospace, … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel repurchased 475,146 of its own ordinary shares under its share buyback program, 11-15 Mar 2019

AMSTERDAM, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel (AKZA; AKZOY) has just reported to the market on its share buyback repurchase program. For the period between March 11, 2019 and March 15, 2019 the company has bought back 475,146 of its own … Read the full press release

Royal DSM increases stake in leading specialty food ingredient producer

HEERLEN, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM has announced it has completed the increase of its stake in the leading specialty food ingredient producer Yantai Andre Pectin Co., Ltd. The increase has originally been announced last month. With the current … Read the full press release

Philips adds Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform to its expanded radiology informatics portfolio

AMSTERDAM, 7-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips will add Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform to its expanded radiology informatics portfolio. This will happen through the acquisition Philips has just announced for the Healthcare Information Systems business of Carestream Health … Read the full press release

Gemalto extends its cloud HSM capability to newer use cases like blockchain, database security and privileged credentials

AMSTERDAM, 6-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Organizations are facing challenges in securing data and identities that are created, stored and managed outside the perimeter due to the rapid adoption of cloud and digital services. While data encryption is seen as the … Read the full press release

Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reach 384 million tonnes in 2020 – Shell LNG Outlook 2019

THE HAGUE, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to Shell’s LNG Outlook for 2019 the global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will reach 384 million tonnes by 2020. The use of LNG in 2018 around the world has also grown by 27 million tonnes … Read the full press release

Gemalto unveils the industry-first 5G SIM compliant with the latest ETSI 3GPP specifications and SIMalliance recommendations

AMSTERDAM, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto has just unveiled the industry-first 5G SIM that comply with the latest ETSI 3GPP specifications and SIMalliance recommendations. The 5G SIM will meet operator requirements for the new generation of network deployments that will emerge in 2019. … Read the full press release

Coffee and energy drinks can make water molecules in your body fall asleep

THE HAGUE, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris have just discovered that both the caffeine and the taurine can slow down the movement of water molecules by a factor 5 and 4 … Read the full press release

Destatis: United States remains the most important buyer of German goods in 2018; China still main trading partner

WIESBADEN, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has just released its preliminary results on Germany’s international trade for 2018. According to the data, China remains the biggest trading partner for Germany, already 3 years in a row.  Goods worth … Read the full press release

Proposals now accepted by NWO’s Science PPP Fund within Chemistry, Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT

THE HAGUE, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-wide PPP fund by NWO Domain Science opens for public-private research within the NWO Domain Science. Chemistry (including BBE), Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT are the top sectors open for cooperation between … Read the full press release

US Chambers of Commerce Global IP index: UK has one of the most sophisticated intellectual property (IP) environments in the world

LONDON, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest US Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Index has just been published and UK, again, comes 2nd in the ranking. The US Chambers of Commerce Global IP index compares 50 jurisdictions globally and looks into factors … Read the full press release

Alex Kazbegi becomes Chief Strategy Officer of VEON and joins its Group Executive Committee

AMSTERDAM, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Alex Kazbegi, formerly Head of EMEA Telecom, Transportation, Infrastructure and Healthcare Research at Renaissance Capital, will lead VEON’s efforts in identifying growth and business development opportunities. Hi has just been appointed Chief Strategy Officer of the leading global … Read the full press release

New reusable packaging innovations by Unilever will premiere on the waste-free shopping system Loop™

LONDON/ROTTERDAM/PARIS/NEW YORK, NY, USA, 25-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever today (24/01/2019) unveiled reusable packaging innovations across nine of its brands, including four new product formats. The new products will be trialled on Loop™, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system announced today. … Read the full press release

The Delft University of Technology’s solar racing team will compete as “Vattenfall Solar Team” from 2019

STOCKHOLM, 23-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall has signed a new four-year sponsorship deal with the solar racing team from Delft. Ever since competing in the World Solar Challenge for the first time in 2001, the Nuon Solar Team has been sponsored … Read the full press release

EY announces the appointment of Tom Loozen as EY Global Telecommunications Leader

LONDON, 23-Jan-2019— /EuropaWire/ — Based in Amsterdam, Loozen will lead teams of telecommunications professionals working across more than 150 countries, and will be responsible for driving industry growth strategy through innovative approaches across Advisory, Tax, Assurance and Transactions Advisory Services. Loozen … Read the full press release

Eneco acquires minority interest in a company based in Amsterdam that improves the sustainability of existing homes

ROTTERDAM/ AMSTERDAM, 18-jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eneco has acquired a minority interest in Energie in Huis, an Amsterdam-based company that improves the sustainability of existing homes. The companies also enter into a partnership that will give Eneco customers access to the … Read the full press release

Philips: Azurion with FlexArm makes it easier for the clinician to perform imaging across the whole patient in both 2D and 3D

Gantry breakthrough on industry-leading Azurion platform opens up new imaging and patient positioning opportunities to enhance care AMSTERDAM, 18-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced Azurion with FlexArm, to set a … Read the full press release

New precipitation index developed to compare the risks that different cities face from extreme precipitation

DELFT, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TU Delft and consultancy firm HKV have developed a precipitation index in order to compare the risks that different cities face from extreme precipitation. The method has been applied to the Dutch provincial capitals. The Hague … Read the full press release

Gemalto and Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec to make secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security, and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) have been chosen to produce secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Régie de … Read the full press release

VEON: Evgeniy Nastradin becomes CEO of Beeline Kazakhstan, effective from 1 February

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, announces the promotion of Evgeniy Nastradin to CEO of Beeline Kazakhstan, effective from 1 February. Evgeniy’s promotion to CEO … Read the full press release

Unica, a Triton Fund IV company strengthens its specialized fire safety activities with the acquisition of Boele Fire Protection

HOEVELAKEN/ EDE, The Netherlands, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unica, a Triton Fund IV company, announced the acquisition of Boele Fire Protection, a specialist in water supply for fire protection systems. The acquisition will strengthen Unica’s specialized fire safety activities, which Unica operates … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to build the connection and the transmission of electricity between its 700 MW wind farm and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform

STOCKHOLM, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the construction of an offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms. The agreements concern the realisation of … Read the full press release