Category Archives: Spain

Press Releases & News from Spain distributed via EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. announces share transaction made by an Executive Director of the Company with class B shares

Digi Communications N.V. announces the amendment of the Company’s 2023 financial calendar

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. CEO, Mr. Serghei Bulgac, sold 35,000 class B shares of the company’s share capital on April 11 and 12, 2024. He notified both the company and regulatory authorities about the transaction, fulfilling all notification requirements. … Read the full press release

Repsol’s Green Evolution: Partnering with Genia Bioenergy to Pioneer Biomethane Industry

(IN BRIEF) Repsol has embarked on a strategic alliance by acquiring a 40% shareholding in Genia Bioenergy, marking its entry into the burgeoning biomethane market. This partnership aims to leverage Genia Bioenergy’s expertise in biogas and biomethane value chain integration, … Read the full press release

ICO and EIF Boost Aquisgrán Fund by €110 Million to Support Spanish SMEs

(IN BRIEF) Spain’s Aquisgrán fund, launched in 2021 by SGR-Cesgar and supported by the Ministry of Industry through CERSA, receives a significant investment boost of €110 million from Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) and the European Investment Fund (EIF). With … Read the full press release

Telefónica’s Economic and Social Impact: Driving Growth and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica continues to make significant contributions to economic and social development, as highlighted in its Consolidated Management Report 2023. The group’s operations generated over €49 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in countries where it operates, with each … Read the full press release

DWS Expands European Infrastructure Portfolio with Acquisition of Solar PV Plants in Spain

(IN BRIEF) DWS, a prominent asset manager, has finalized an agreement with global renewable energy developer X-ELIO to acquire three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Spain as part of its European infrastructure investment strategy. With a combined capacity of 147 … Read the full press release

Accenture Strengthens European Foothold with Acquisition of Axis Corporate in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has bolstered its European presence with the acquisition of Axis Corporate, a renowned Spanish management and technology consulting firm specializing in financial services. With a focus on strategy and technology, Axis Corporate brings expertise in … Read the full press release

Indra Secures $16 Million Contract for MetroLink Ticket Vending Machine Renovation

(IN BRIEF) Indra, a global technology and consulting company, has won a $16 million contract for the renovation of ticket vending machines (TVMs) for MetroLink, the St. Louis light rail network. The contract includes designing, manufacturing, and supplying state-of-the-art TVMs … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V.: Digi Spain Enters Agreement to Sell FTTH Network to International Investors for Up to EUR 750 Million

Digi Communications N.V. announces the amendment of the Company’s 2023 financial calendar

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a European telecommunications leader, announces that its subsidiary in Spain, Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U., has entered into an asset sale and purchase agreement with Sota Investments Spain OpCo, S.L.U. The agreement entails the sale of … Read the full press release

Telefónica Tech Launches Enhanced Vulnerability Management Service with Tenable to Safeguard Companies’ Attack Surfaces

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica Tech introduces an upgraded version of its global Vulnerability Management service, integrated within its cybersecurity services brand ‘NextDefense,’ aimed at managing companies’ entire attack surfaces to proactively anticipate threats and prevent future attacks. Leveraging Tenable’s exposure management … Read the full press release

BBVA Exceeds Renewable Energy Goals and Reduces Carbon Footprint

(IN BRIEF) BBVA Group reports significant achievements in its environmental sustainability efforts, with 96 percent of its power consumption sourced from renewable energy in 2023, surpassing its 70 percent target for 2025. The bank also managed to reduce its carbon … Read the full press release

CEB Approves €1.3 Billion in Loans Across Europe for Social Sector Investments

(IN BRIEF) The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved 11 new loans totaling €1.3 billion across various countries and sectors. These loans aim to address critical social issues such as microfinance, healthcare, education, and post-disaster reconstruction. Among the … Read the full press release

Telefónica Receives LEGO’s Centennial Gift: Iconic Headquarters Replicated in Bricks

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica has received a special centennial gift from the LEGO Group: a meticulously detailed replica of its historic headquarters at Gran Vía 28, scaled down to 1:50. This impressive LEGO construction, one of the largest in the world … Read the full press release

Marcel Bakker Appointed Director of iTEC Alliance, Paving the Way for Future Aviation Strategies

(IN BRIEF) Marcel Bakker, currently serving as General Manager of Systems and Infrastructure at LVNL, has been appointed as the director of the iTEC alliance at the Airspace World event in Geneva. Bakker brings over 24 years of extensive experience … Read the full press release

BBVA Foundation and Salt Collaborate to Empower Turkish Artists

(IN BRIEF) The BBVA Foundation and Salt, in partnership with Garanti BBVA, are launching the Salt Artistic Research and Production Grant Program, aimed at Turkish artists exploring contemporary social issues through interdisciplinary approaches. This two-year initiative offers selected artists a … Read the full press release

Iberdrola and Amazon Partner to Procure Renewable Energy from East Anglia THREE Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola and Amazon strengthen their global renewable energy partnership with a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 159 MW of clean electricity from the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm in the UK. This agreement expands Amazon’s commitment … Read the full press release

Navigating Tomorrow: MAPFRE Explores Four Scenarios for Society Embracing Generative AI

(IN BRIEF) MAPFRE, a prominent insurance company, delves into the potential societal impacts of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI) by outlining four plausible scenarios for 2029. These scenarios range from a transformational society with ubiquitous Generative AI adoption to a … Read the full press release

Telefónica Tech Partners with Ferrovial and Endesa X for Smart Lighting in Santiago de Compostela

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica Tech has been chosen as the technology partner for the digitalization of public lighting in Santiago de Compostela by the joint venture of Ferrovial and Endesa X. This initiative involves the implementation of Telefónica Tech’s intelligent lighting … Read the full press release

Eurojust Coordinates Cross-Border Arrests in Cannabis Trafficking Case

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust has facilitated the collaborative efforts of Swedish and Spanish authorities leading to the arrest of four individuals implicated in the wholesale and transportation of cannabis and other illegal substances. The operation, centered around a main suspect allegedly … Read the full press release

Daimler Buses Unveils Ambitious Plans for Electric Future and Digital Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Daimler Buses has revealed its ambitious goals for the future, aiming to solidify its position as a global leader in the bus industry by 2030. With a focus on expanding its electric vehicle portfolio and enhancing digitalization, the … Read the full press release

Startical Partners with GOMspace and NanoAvionics for Satellite Testing in Air Traffic Services Venture

(IN BRIEF) Startical, a venture created by ENAIRE and Indra, has announced its collaboration with GOMspace and NanoAvionics to conduct tests on communication and surveillance systems for its future constellation of over 270 satellites, aimed at providing air traffic services … Read the full press release

Eviden Secures Multicloud Agreement with AMTEGA for Galician Public Sector Digitization

(IN BRIEF) Eviden, a business within the Atos Group specializing in digital transformation, has been awarded a two-year Multicloud Agreement by the Galician Agency for Technological Modernization (AMTEGA), signaling a significant step forward in the digitization of Galicia’s public sector. … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Successful €1 Billion Green Bond Issue Exceeds Demand

(IN BRIEF) BBVA’s issuance of a €1 billion seven-year green senior preferred bond on Friday garnered overwhelming demand, reaching €3.3 billion, indicating investor confidence in the bank’s sustainability initiatives. The final price was set at mid-swap plus 90 basis points, … Read the full press release

BBVA Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Agenda Items at Annual General Meeting

(IN BRIEF) BBVA shareholders demonstrated strong support for agenda items during the Annual General Meeting, with corporate management receiving 98.2 percent of votes and a historic quorum of 71 percent. Shareholders endorsed the appointment of Enrique Casanueva and Cristina de … Read the full press release

EIB Supports Iberdrola’s Green Grid Expansion with €700 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €700 million green loan to facilitate the expansion of Iberdrola’s electricity distribution grid in Spain, aiming to enhance the integration of renewable energy sources and enable new uses such as … Read the full press release

wpd Showcases European Wind Farm Successes at WindEurope Bilbao 2024

(IN BRIEF) As a prominent developer and operator of wind farms in Europe, wpd is gearing up to participate in WindEurope 2024 in Bilbao, a key international trade fair. The company highlights recent achievements, including the commissioning of four onshore … Read the full press release

Lockheed Martin Extends Collaboration with Navantia to Enhance Naval Defense Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Lockheed Martin has prolonged its collaboration agreement with Navantia, extending their partnership for three more years. The agreement aims to further explore commercial opportunities in surface ships and submarines, building upon their successful 27-year history. Notable achievements include … Read the full press release

CAF Secures Contract with Qbuzz to Supply Commuter Trains in the Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) CAF has clinched a significant deal with Qbuzz, a public transport operator in the Netherlands, to provide 10 commuter trains equipped with the latest technology and amenities. These trains, part of the Civity platform, will boast the ETCS … Read the full press release

Swissport Launches Operations at Palma de Mallorca Airport, Pledges to Drive Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Swissport has commenced operations at Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Spain’s third-largest airport and a significant European tourist destination. With a workforce of 300, including 64.9 percent electrically powered vehicles, Swissport aims to contribute to sustainable air traffic in … Read the full press release

BBVA Expands Global Wealth Services with Miami-Based Entity

(IN BRIEF) BBVA Group announces the establishment of BBVA Global Wealth Advisors, Inc. in Miami, Florida, catering to high net-worth Latin American clients seeking international investment advisory solutions in the United States. The service targets non-US resident clients with assets … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Secures €208 Million Spanish Ammunition Deal: Strengthens Position in European Artillery Market

(IN BRIEF) The Spanish government has awarded Rheinmetall a contract worth approximately €208 million for the supply of 94,200 155mm artillery rounds. These rounds, to be delivered between late 2024 and late 2025 with a potential two-year extension, underscore Rheinmetall’s … Read the full press release

Telefónica Tech UK&I Introduces ‘NextDefense’ Cybersecurity Service to Safeguard Digital Futures

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica Tech UK&I has unveiled “NextDefense,” a pioneering cybersecurity service aimed at guiding customers towards a secure digital future. Leveraging Telefónica Tech’s global network of Security Operations Centres (SOCs), NextDefense offers cutting-edge Managed Security Services (MSS) to combat … Read the full press release

Logicor Completes BTS Development, Enhancing Logistics Infrastructure in Sant Feliu de Buixalleu

(IN BRIEF) On March 11, 2024, Logicor, a prominent European logistics real estate owner, manager, and developer, finalized the build-to-suit (BTS) development of a warehouse spanning over 16,000 square meters in Sant Feliu de Buixalleu, Spain. This facility, leased to … Read the full press release

EuroMaint Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Maintenance Center in Nässjö, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) EuroMaint, a subsidiary of the CAF Group and a leading railway services provider, marks the opening of a modern maintenance center in Nässjö, Sweden. The 35,000 square meters facility, strategically located, will maintain new trains delivered by CAF … Read the full press release

Telefónica Earns Tenth Consecutive Leader Recognition in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica has once again been acknowledged as a Leader in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, marking the tenth consecutive year of this recognition. Through its IoT services provided by Telefónica Tech, the company … Read the full press release

Vertiv and Telefónica Extend Collaboration to Enhance Energy Efficiency Across Spain’s Telecom Network

(IN BRIEF) Vertiv and Telefónica are extending their collaboration agreement to enhance energy efficiency across Telefónica’s network core sites in Spain. Building upon the success of their pilot project, which reduced energy consumption by 20% at one of Telefónica’s key … Read the full press release

Telefónica Tech and Teradata Forge Alliance to Drive AI Innovation in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica Tech has partnered with Teradata to enhance its services portfolio, offering Teradata’s cloud analytics and data platform alongside its advanced professional services. With products like ClearScape Analytics and VantageCloud, the alliance aims to simplify AI model development, … Read the full press release

Indra Unveils Ambitious Strategic Plan ‘Leading the Future’ to Transform Defence, Aerospace, and Digital Technologies

(IN BRIEF) Indra, a prominent player in defence, aerospace, and technology sectors, has revealed its comprehensive Strategic Plan titled ‘Leading the Future’, aiming to position itself as the national coordinator of Spain’s defence and aerospace ecosystem while playing a crucial … Read the full press release

Cybersecurity across Europe in the last quarter: Post-Quantum Cryptography, 6G Network and Cloud Security

(IN BRIEF) In the last quarter (1 Dec 2023 – 1 Mar 2024), Europe’s cybersecurity scene was marked by significant strides, with Thales and Ericsson leading initiatives to enhance digital security. Thales’ TrustNest R-Cloud received European Restricted certification, bolstering secure … Read the full press release

EIB and Otua Group Partner to Drive Circular Economy in Spain with €40 Million Investment

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Otua Group have collaborated on a €40 million loan to facilitate the construction of a new recycling plant for automotive waste plastics and the upgrade of existing metal waste processing facilities. This … Read the full press release

UAE’s EDGE Group and Spain’s Indra Forge Strategic Radar Technology Joint Venture

(IN BRIEF) UAE-based EDGE Group and Spain’s Indra Sistemas have formalized a joint venture agreement to develop and manufacture next-generation radar systems in Abu Dhabi. The agreement, facilitating access to nearly 300 radar system orders, aims to expand both companies’ … Read the full press release