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Shell’s Appomattox Platform in the Gulf of Mexico now online months ahead of schedule and far under budget 

Shell’s Appomattox Platform in the Gulf of Mexico now online months ahead of schedule and far under budget 

THE HAGUE, 24-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell Offshore Inc, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, announced it has begun production at the Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system in the deep-water of the Gulf of Mexico (US). The production starts … Read the full press release

Generali to present to the financial community in London

LONDON, 24-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Generali will host an event for the financial community today in London. At the event Exploring Generali, a new financial market stress scenario which confirms the solidity of the Group capital position will be presented. … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered and IBM automate retrieval of key information from text within scanned trade documents

Standard Chartered and IBM automate retrieval of key information from text within scanned trade documents

SINGAPORE, 23-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New Augmented Intelligence (AI) engine aims at transforming the traditional Trade Documentary System. The Trade AI Engine, a joint development of Standard Chartered and IBM, has just been officially launched. It will enhance the client … Read the full press release

Logicor welcomes Michael Slattery, Managing Director at Blackstone as Interim Chief Executive Officer

LONDON, 23-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Michael Slattery, Managing Director at Blackstone, will join Logicor as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mo Barzegar will retain a leadership role as Logicor’s Chairman. Buddy Roes, Logicor’s current Managing Director for Northern Europe, to become … Read the full press release

Essilor to donate 400,000 pairs of corrective eyewear and sunglasses to Bhutan School Sight program

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, 23-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Essilor has announced new partnership with the Royal Government of Bhutan to help the country become the first in the world to eradicate poor vision. As part of the partnership Essilor is going to donate … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signs O&M agreement with Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind 1 fleet in Texas

ZAMUDIO, Spain, 22-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signs agreement with Pattern Energy for its 218-MW Panhandle Wind 1 facility which consist of 118 units of 1.85-87 MW GE wind turbines. The agreement covers four years of operations … Read the full press release

Albras aluminium plant in Brazil resumes full operations following court decisions to lift the production embargoes on Alunorte 

Albras aluminium plant in Brazil resumes full operations following court decisions to lift the production embargoes on Alunorte 

OSLO, 22-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Albras has just announced that it decided to resume the normal aluminium production at the Albras aluminium plant in Brazil. Albras had to limit its production by 50% in April … Read the full press release

ESET recognised as a leader in consumer protection for its dedication in providing the absolute best in IT security

BRATISLAVA, 21-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ESET Internet Security product for Windows recognised by both AV Comparatives and Virus Bulletin. ESET Internet Security ranked first place in AV Comparatives’ Performance Test – Impact of Consumer Security Software on System Performance report. … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain sells Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) to the Stark group

COURBEVOIE, France, 21-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain signs an agreement for the sale of its entire stake in Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) following a competitive sale process. The buyer, the Stark group, is an important player in building materials … Read the full press release

ZYXEL READY WITH 5G SAMPLES IN AUGUST 2019

Zyxel is a leading global provider of network technology and we are both excited and proud to share that we will be ready with 5G outdoor sample units as early as August 2019. Visit us at the MVNO World Congress … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the initiation of the share buy-back program as authorized by the Company’s GSM on 30 April 2019

BUCHAREST, Romania, 20-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Company would like to inform its shareholders and the market that, by decision from 20 May 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company decided upon the initiation of the class B shares … Read the full press release

Agritech: Inmarsat, ApisProtect to deploy IoT to connect apiaries around the world

Inmarsat delivers highly reliable hybrid satellite/cellular and LoRaWAN technologies to ensure that ApisProtect can provide services to beekeepers no matter how remote their location is Severe food shortages can occur across the world without a healthy bee population LONDON, 20-May-2019 … Read the full press release

Eni-led consortium wins exploration license of offshore block in Argentina

MILAN, 20-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — An Eni-led consortium wins an exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 from the Argentinian authorities. The award is a result of the consortium’s successful bid in the International Bid Round “Ronda Costa Afuera n. … Read the full press release

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

One of the largest European telematics providers joins Michelin Group

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers. The acquisition is in line with the Group’s development strategy in the Services & Solutions … Read the full press release

BAE Systems welcomes Tom Arseneault as president and chief operating officer

Farnborough, UK, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Tom Arseneault has been named president and chief operating officer of BAE Systems, Inc. and appointed to the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors. Jerry DeMuro will continue to serve as CEO for the … 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

Chinese concrete machinery manufacturer Zoomlion orders 170 vehicles for truck mounted pumps from Scania

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, 16-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading Chinese concrete machinery and sanitation equipment manufacturer, Zoomlion Concrete Machinery, has announced it ordered further 170 vehicles for truck mounted pumps from Scania. This order follows the 350 vehicles delivered earlier in 2019. … Read the full press release

Nestlé announces exclusive negotiations to sell Nestlé Skin Health for CHF 10.2 billion

VEVEY, 16-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of Nestlé Skin Health for a value of CHF 10.2 billion with a consortium led by EQT and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. Q1 2019 Financial Report and the report regarding legal documents for April 2019, in accordance with article 82 of Law no. 24/2017 and FSA Regulation no. 5/2018 released

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — With respect to the availability of the Q1 2019 financial report, Digi Communications N.V. informs the shareholders and investors that the Q1 2019 Financial report is available starting 15th of May 2019, 7:06 PM, … Read the full press release

Bus passengers in Finland will have a chance to reduce the carbon footprint of their bus trips with new Green Travel service

ESPOO, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bus operator Savonlinja is partnering with Neste to introduce lower-emission traveling solution to its customers. Starting from mid-May 2019, the bus service will include a Green Travel surcharge on the normal bus ticket price, which … Read the full press release

CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund adds Cavonius building in Helsinki to its City Pearls portfolio

HELSINKI, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund acquires an office and retail property located at Pohjoisesplanadi 21, Helsinki. The Cavonius building is already the fund’s third acquisition to its City Pearls portfolio investing in prime and … Read the full press release

The seventh BASF and Volkswagen “Science Award Electrochemistry” opens for submissions

LUDWIGSHAFEN / WOLFSBURG, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and Volkswagen opens application for the seventh “Science Award Electrochemistry”. Scientists and researchers of excellence from all over the world may apply until June 30, 2019 online at www.science-award.com. Participation conditions, procedure … Read the full press release

Continental calls on its employees across Europe to vote in the European Parliament election 2019

HANOVER, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental calls on its employees across Europe to vote in the European election, which will take place between May 23 and 26, 2019. The European Parliament election 2019 is going to be the 9th parliamentary … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports now owns majority shareholding in London Gatwick airport

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports completes the acquisition of a majority shareholding (50.01%) in London Gatwick airport. The airport is a freehold property and the UK’s second-largest airport. The transaction fits perfectly into the VINCI Concessions long-term … Read the full press release

Art of Santiago Ribeiro for the first time in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Portuguese painter Santiago Ribeiro continues with his international tour and this time he exhibits at the International Exhibition “Visionary Art Trip” in St. Petersburg. Since 2011, has exhibited his art with some regularity … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the new date of the Conference Call for the presentation of the Q1 2019 Financial Report. Update to the Company’s 2019 Financial Calendar.

BUCHAREST, Romania, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the investors and the market with respect to the new date of the Conference Call for the presentation of the Quarterly Financial Report for Q1 … Read the full press release

Rhenium-SCT® (SCT= Skin Cancer Therapy) now being offered in Hanau, Germany

The interregional professional association for nuclear medicine in Hanau is the first treatment center in Germany offering Rhenium-SCT® for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer GARCHING N. MUNICH, Germany, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage Medical Device … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuelled engine selected for China’s first LNG fuelled platform supply vessels

HELSINKI, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä wins contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new LNG fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV) for a Chinese owner. This is the first fleet of LNG fuelled PSVs for China. The order with … Read the full press release

ENTSO-E RD&I Monitoring Report 2018 looks into the progress of European TSO-related research development and innovation (RD&I) activities

BRUSSELS, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The new RD&I Monitoring Report 2018 by ENTSO-E has just been made publicly available. The paper looks into the progress of European TSO-related research development and innovation (RD&I) activities. Improving electricity network management, reducing carbon … Read the full press release