Many Happy Deliveries! Opel Vivaro Celebrates 20th Birthday

. Brussels LCV show 2001: World premiere of Opel van with passenger car qualities International Van of The Year: Vivaro takes title for first time in 2002 More than one million units: Midsize van is key player in Opel’s LCV strategy Continuing the tradition: Third generation Vivaro launched in 2019 Emissions-free transportation: Visionary 2010 study Read more about Many Happy Deliveries! Opel Vivaro Celebrates 20th Birthday[…]

De l’acier au service de la transition énergétique : des tôles fortes de Dillinger pour les parcs éoliens offshore Borssele III et IV

Le parc éolien offshore Borssele III et IV a fêté hier le démarrage officiel de son activité. Avec le parc éolien offshore Borssele I et II, mis en service dès novembre dernier, et une petite surface aménagée à des fins de démonstration d’innovations, le complexe éolien Borssele couvre une superficie totale de 122 km². Situé Read more about De l’acier au service de la transition énergétique : des tôles fortes de Dillinger pour les parcs éoliens offshore Borssele III et IV[…]

RWE and Australian Woodside sign agreement for LNG supply

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH and Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd have signed a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Woodside’s global portfolio for a term of seven years commencing in 2025. The quantity of LNG to be supplied under the SPA is 0.84 million tonnes Read more about RWE and Australian Woodside sign agreement for LNG supply[…]

Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids defy difficult Swiss market environment

In January, slightly more than 15,100 new passenger cars were registered in Switzerland. After twelve consecutive months of market decline in 2020, the trend continued in the first month of the new year (- 20.1%). The market for light commercial vehicles up to 3.5t also lost ground, however the losses here were visibly limited (- Read more about Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids defy difficult Swiss market environment[…]

Recyclers take to twin screw compounding machinery

According to an authoritative report published in January 2021 by industry consultants, AMI Consulting, the fastest growing application for twin-screw compounding machines is in upgrading and recycling post-consumer plastic waste. The report looks at the market for twin-screw corotating compounding machines as used commonly for compounding Engineering Plastics, Styrenics, Polypropylene, TPEs and masterbatches. These machines Read more about Recyclers take to twin screw compounding machinery[…]

World harvest of dry peas increased

Whereas Canadian farmers likely harvested more dry peas in the current crop year, farmers in other key dry pea-producing countries recorded sharp declines, which were substantial in some cases. However, the global dry pea harvest is set to be larger than the previous year because increases outweigh declines. This is the assessment Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (mbH) Read more about World harvest of dry peas increased[…]

EU soybean imports from US dwindled

Since the partial agreement was reached in the trade dispute with China, the US has ramped up soybean shipments to China. As a result, US imports to the EU tailed off. European demand is therefore increasingly covered by Brazilian soybeans. EU oilseed production can only cover around 56 per cent of EU demand. Consequently, the EU-27 Read more about EU soybean imports from US dwindled[…]

Efficient implementation of reliable earthquake protection: using balls screws to dampen buildings and bridges

Constructing buildings and bridges in earthquake-prone regions usually necessitates the use of damping techniques. While solutions such as mass spring damping or hydraulic systems provide the traditional way of absorbing dynamic compressive and tensile forces, an alternative is to use vibration dampers featuring high-load ball screws. The use of ball screws saves space and permits Read more about Efficient implementation of reliable earthquake protection: using balls screws to dampen buildings and bridges[…]

Swiss passenger car market with significant losses in the last month of the year

In December just under 29,200 new passenger cars were registered in Switzerland. The Swiss passenger car market thus ended 2020 with a twelfth month in a row of losses compared to the same periods of the previous year (- 16.0%). In the market for light commercial vehicles up to 3.5t, the upward trend from November Read more about Swiss passenger car market with significant losses in the last month of the year[…]

Südzucker shows significant improvement in results after nine months

Südzucker AG’s consolidated revenues for the first nine months (1 March to 30 November 2020) of the current fiscal year 2020/21 were on par with last year at EUR 5,089 (previous year: 5,028) million, as already published with the preliminary figures on 14 December 2020. While the CropEnergies segment’s revenues declined slightly and those of Read more about Südzucker shows significant improvement in results after nine months[…]