Tag Archives: Netherlands

ETZ Hospital Secures €115 Million Financing for Modernization and Sustainability Drive

(IN BRIEF) ETZ hospital has finalized a €115 million financing deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and BNG Bank to support the modernization of its St. Elisabeth location in Tilburg. This funding will facilitate the construction of a new … Read the full press release

Kalmar Secures Order for Electric and Hybrid Straddle Carriers to Enhance Sustainability at Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam

(IN BRIEF) Kalmar, a subsidiary of Cargotec, has finalized a deal to provide Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam with two fully electric and eight hybrid straddle carriers for its ECT Delta terminal, as part of a fleet renewal initiative. Scheduled for … Read the full press release

Linguistics in Play: “Streektaalstrijd” Board Game Showcases Regional Languages of Netherlands and Flanders

(IN BRIEF) PhD candidates Raoul Buurke, Hedwig Sekeres, and Lourens Visser from the University of Groningen’s Faculty of Arts have introduced “Streektaalstrijd,” a board game aiming to promote linguistic diversity and cultural understanding. Players engage in a linguistic battle, answering … Read the full press release

TenneT Advances Plans for New High-Voltage Connections Across Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) TenneT, the Dutch transmission system operator, is moving forward with plans to extend the national 380 kV grid, with a focus on three key connections: Vierverlaten-Ens, Ens-Diemen, and Geertruidenberg-Krimpen aan den IJssel or Crayestein. The Ministry of Economic … Read the full press release

NWB Bank and EIB Sign €400 Million Agreement to Boost Dutch Water Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The Nederlandse Waterschapsbank (NWB Bank) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have joined forces in a €400 million loan agreement aimed at enhancing flood protection and water quality in the Netherlands. Under this partnership, NWB Bank will lend … Read the full press release

Vredeveld Group Revolutionizes Fleet Management with Continental’s ContiConnect Digital Tire Monitoring

(IN BRIEF) The Vredeveld Group, a leading logistics company in the Netherlands, has implemented Continental’s ContiConnect digital tire monitoring technology across its modern fleet, resulting in significant improvements in fleet efficiency, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions reduction. With a fleet … Read the full press release

KPN Continues Streak as Ookla’s Fastest 5G Network in the Netherlands, Introduces Enhanced Unlimited Subscriptions

(IN BRIEF) KPN’s 5G network in the Netherlands has been recognized as the fastest by Ookla® for the fifth consecutive time. To make unlimited mobile internet more accessible, KPN is launching the Unlimited Series on February 5, featuring Unlimited50, Unlimited300, … Read the full press release

Boels Rental Secures €100 Million EIB Financing to Electrify Rental Machinery and Promote Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) Boels Rental has entered into a €100 million lending agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to advance its decarbonization efforts in the rental machinery and equipment sector. This partnership is expected to serve as a model for … Read the full press release

Coordinated Action Targets Illegal Exports to Russia; Three Suspects Arrested

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust and Europol supported a joint operation by Dutch, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Canadian authorities targeting alleged violations of export sanctions to Russia. During the operation, three suspects were apprehended, and 14 locations were searched as part of … Read the full press release

Business Days Twente Celebrates 40th Anniversary: A Decades-Long Journey of Career Exploration

(IN BRIEF) Business Days Twente, the largest student career event in the Netherlands, is marking its 40th anniversary this year with a special edition. Started by study associations, it has evolved into a foundation, offering workshops, company interviews, informal activities, … Read the full press release

Siemens Enhances eMobility Portfolio with Acquisition of Heliox, a Leader in DC Fast Charging Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Siemens AG has successfully acquired Heliox, a renowned provider of DC fast charging solutions for eBus, eTruck fleets, and passenger vehicles. The Netherlands-based Heliox, with around 330 employees, brings a range of charging products from 40 kW to … Read the full press release

EIB Funds GDI’s Innovative Silicon Anode Technology to Revolutionize Battery Performance

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a €20 million quasi-equity loan to GDI, a US-based company with an affiliate in the Netherlands, to develop silicon anode technology for batteries. This technology aims to replace graphite in batteries … Read the full press release

Ricoh Strengthens Production Print Capabilities with Albyco Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) Ricoh, a leader in the print and graphics industry, has successfully acquired Albyco, a Netherlands-based business specializing in finishing solutions for digital graphic communications, labels, signage, and packaging. This strategic move enhances Ricoh’s production print finishing capabilities across … Read the full press release

Global Authorities Collaborate to Dismantle Ransomware Network Responsible for Widespread Attacks

(IN BRIEF) Judicial and law enforcement agencies from seven countries have joined forces to take action against a criminal network responsible for a series of damaging ransomware attacks worldwide. These attacks have affected over 1,800 victims in 71 countries, primarily … Read the full press release

EU-Funded REFORMERS Project Launches Europe’s First Renewable Energy Valley in the Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) The REFORMERS research project, funded under the EU’s Horizon Europe program, has officially commenced its mission to develop and roll out “Renewable Energy Valleys” (REVs) across Europe. The project’s flagship, located in the Netherlands between Alkmaar and Heiloo, … Read the full press release

North Seas Energy Ministers Pledge to Build 260 GW of Offshore Wind Power by 2050

(IN BRIEF) Energy Ministers from ten North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) countries, including the Netherlands, convened in The Hague, where they agreed on an updated NSEC Action Agenda aimed at boosting the expansion of offshore wind power in Europe. The … Read the full press release

McDonald’s and FrieslandCampina Forge Green Partnership to Slash Dairy Supply Chain Emissions

(IN BRIEF) McDonald’s and FrieslandCampina have initiated a strategic partnership with the goal of accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the production of dairy products supplied to McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands and Belgium. This collaboration builds on … Read the full press release

Netherlands: Healthcare Workers Enhance Cybersecurity Awareness Through Interactive ‘Cybertruck’ Escape Room

(IN BRIEF) Healthcare workers in the Twente and eastern Achterhoek regions of the Netherlands participated in an escape room simulation of a cyber attack organized by Acute Zorg Euregio (AZE), a regional network of organizations involved in acute care. The … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz and Eneco Partner to Simplify Electric Driving Transition

(IN BRIEF) Mercedes-Benz Belgium Luxembourg & Netherlands is joining forces with Eneco to establish a strategic partnership focused on charging solutions to facilitate the transition to electric driving for customers. This collaboration aims to provide both business and private customers … Read the full press release

ABB to Deliver Power Distribution System for Samskip’s Hydrogen-Powered Container Ships

(IN BRIEF) ABB has secured an order to provide a comprehensive power distribution system for two new short-sea container ships being built for Samskip Group, a global logistics company based in Rotterdam. These vessels will be among the world’s first … Read the full press release

Logicor Expands Logistics Portfolio with Acquisition of Greenfield Development in Lelystad, Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent logistics real estate developer, owner, and manager in Europe, has finalized the acquisition of a logistics greenfield development site in Lelystad, Netherlands. The site spans over 61,000 m2 and will host the construction of three … Read the full press release

Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands Explores Science: From Mosquito Attraction to Trust Perception in a Unique Collaborative Venture

(IN BRIEF) The Lowlands festival in the Netherlands is hosting the Lowlands Science initiative in collaboration with the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA). This effort aims to make science accessible to a wide audience by merging the expertise of artists, scientists, … Read the full press release

Aegon Completes Consolidation with a.s.r., Becomes Second-Largest Insurance Company in the Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) Aegon has announced the successful completion of its consolidation with a.s.r., combining its Dutch pension, life and non-life insurance, banking, and mortgage origination activities. In exchange for the consolidation, Aegon received EUR 2.2 billion in cash and a … Read the full press release

INEOS Inovyn’s BIOVYN™ Set to Revolutionize Dutch Construction Sector with Sustainable PVC Solution

(IN BRIEF) Kömmerling, a window profile producer, is set to utilize INEOS Inovyn’s BIOVYN™, the world’s first commercially available PVC made from renewable feedstock, in construction projects across the Netherlands. The first project will focus on renovating 19 houses to … Read the full press release

EIB and BNG Bank Renew Partnership, Offering €600 Million in Favorable Financing for Dutch Public Sector

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and BNG Bank have renewed their collaboration in the Netherlands with a new €300 million lending agreement. The loan aims to provide low-cost financing to Dutch public sector entities, particularly healthcare and educational … Read the full press release

Amprion invests record 1.5 billion euros in grid expansion

(IN BRIEF) Amprion, the transmission system operator, invested a record amount of 1.5 billion euros in grid infrastructure expansion and conversion in the completed financial year. The company plans to invest around 22 billion euros in the transmission grid over … Read the full press release

France and Netherlands Sign MoU to Strengthen Technological Capacity and Autonomy in EU

(IN BRIEF) The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in research and innovation. The agreement aims to enhance the … Read the full press release

TenneT to build 40 GW of offshore wind energy to fulfill North Sea Energy Summit’s target

(IN BRIEF) Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT has collaborated with Hitachi Energy, Petrofac, GE/SMOP and GE/McDermott to develop a new global market standard for 2 GW HVDC systems, a crucial component of TenneT’s innovative 2GW Program. This program consists of … Read the full press release

Dutch Construction Giants Join Forces to Save Greenery

(IN BRIEF) The Struikroven Foundation, which aims to make the conservation and reuse of existing greenery a standard part of demolition, renovation and redevelopment projects in the Netherlands, has signed a cooperation agreement with six Dutch property developers: Heijmans, Vesteda, … Read the full press release

Neste’s Renewable Diesel to be More Widely Available in the Netherlands through Partnership with Catom

(IN BRIEF) Neste has entered into a partnership with Catom, a Dutch company engaged in fuel and lubricant trade, distribution and sales, to increase the supply and distribution of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, a product that can reduce greenhouse gas … Read the full press release

Eneco’s Power Plant in Utrecht Sees Reduced Gas Consumption with iwell’s Mega Cube

(IN BRIEF) Energy storage company iwell has developed an intelligent battery system known as the Mega Cube, which is capable of storing 14 MWh of energy and has a power capacity of 7 MW. The system has been connected to … Read the full press release

APM Terminals Maasvlakte II prepares for expansion as Managing Director transitions to new role

(IN BRIEF) Jan Buijze, the current Managing Director of APM Terminals Maasvlakte II, will become the Regional Project Director for Africa & Europe effective April 1, 2023, while Harold Kunst, former CEO of MSC PSA European Terminal in Antwerp, will … Read the full press release

QIAGEN and Servier Collaborate to Develop Diagnostic Test for Hard-to-Treat Blood Cancer

(IN BRIEF) QIAGEN has entered into a partnership with global pharmaceutical group, Servier, to develop a companion diagnostic test for TIBSOVO, an isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) inhibitor used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML). QIAGEN will develop and validate a real-time … Read the full press release

TenneT selects Dura Vermeer, BAM Infra Nederland, and Visser & Smit Bouw for 2GW land-based station construction in the Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) TenneT, the Dutch transmission system operator, has chosen Dura Vermeer, BAM Infra Nederland, and Visser & Smit Bouw to undertake the civil engineering works for land-based stations for 2GW offshore wind projects in the Netherlands. The new 2GW … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to combine solar panels with cultivation as part of a new solar park nearby Amsterdam

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 10-Oct-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a Swedish Government-owned multinational power company, has announced it will combine solar panels with cultivation as part of a new solar park the company will build nearby Amsterdam. The project is called … Read the full press release

EDF to sale its 50 percent stake in 870MW Sloe CCGT power plant in the Netherlands to EPH, the Czech power and infrastructure operator

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 27-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF (EPA: EDF), the world-leading nuclear operator, has announced the sale of its 50 percent stake in 870MW Sloe CCGT in the Netherlands to EPH, the Czech power and infrastructure operator. The gas-fired … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel selected by Shell plc to handle the logistics and module transportation for its hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) biofuels project in the Netherlands

Kuehne+Nagel’s Project Logistics entity launches tailored solutions for customers in the renewable energy industry Shell aims to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste Kuehne+Nagel is committed to further accelerate the energy transition globally (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel sélectionné par Shell plc pour gérer la logistique et le transport de modules pour son projet de biocarburants d’esters et d’acides gras hydrotraités (HEFA) aux Pays-Bas

L’entité Project Logistics de Kuehne+Nagel lance des solutions sur mesure pour les clients du secteur des énergies renouvelables Shell vise à produire du carburant d’aviation durable (SAF) et du diesel renouvelable à partir de déchets Kuehne+Nagel s’engage à accélérer encore … Read the full press release

bp to bid for two offshore wind leases in the Netherlands

bp submits bids for two individual offshore wind leases in the Netherlands – HKW sites VI and VII – with potential for combined 1.4GW generating capacity. Success in the bids will enable a series of additional integrated clean energy investments … Read the full press release

bp bietet für zwei Offshore-Windpachten in den Niederlanden an

(PRESSEMITTEILUNG) LONDON, 12-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — bp (LON: BP), ein britisches multinationales Öl- und Gasunternehmen, hat bekannt gegeben, dass das Unternehmen Gebote für zwei einzelne Offshore-Windpachtverträge in den Niederlanden abgegeben hat. Zusammen können die beiden Offshore-Windpachtverträge das Potenzial für eine … Read the full press release