Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jet Stream represents the Netherlands at the ‘European Business Awards’

This week, Groningen-based Jet Stream heard that it will represent the Netherlands at the European Business Awards. During the preliminaries, Jet Stream competed against the most innovative and promising companies. The category in which Jet Stream will compete against the 15 best companies from other European countries will be announced next week.

Eemshaven benefits from new energy agreement

The cabinet’s energy agreement is likely to be beneficial to Eemshaven. The port is one of the special locations for the construction, management and maintenance of wind turbines at sea. The number of wind turbines on land remains limited, which means there is only a minor chance of additional wind turbines for the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe.

Cooperation between NAM, Wagenborg and Niestern Sander

The Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM ) has chosen Wagenborg shipping company from Delfzijl to support its offshore operations for a period of ten years. For this purpose, Wagenborg will have a vessel built by Niestern Sander in Delfzijl – the Walk-to-Work Vessel.

Welcome center for international personnel

Groningen is gaining a Welcome Center that international personnel can use to apply for work and residence permits. The Dutch Immigration and Nationalization Service is one of the initiators.

Breakthrough in gasification technology: step towards sustainable chemistry in Delfzijl

The allocation of a contribution of 6.4 million from the Waddenfonds represents a breakthrough in the application of gasification technology. The Torrgas project in Delfzijl, which concentrates on the extraction of gas from torrefied (roasted) biomass, represents a direct investment of 18 million euros in the Energy Valley region. This is an important development for the chemical industry. Sustainability occupies a high position on the agenda in this sector. This development brings the sustainability targets much closer.

‘Cooperation decisive factor in the arrival of IBM in Groningen’

The Northern Development Company (NOM) played a central role in attracting IBM to Groningen. That was the subject of an article in the newspaper Dagblad van het Noorden. Companies usually contact the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) to inquire about good establishment locations. The NFIA then draws up a shortlist of locations at which a large company could open an establishment. The NOM does its utmost to ensure that a northern location is included in the shortlist.

Don’t miss the International Conference on global challenges and opportunities in sensor development: Sensors4Water and meet Dutch Astronaut André Kuipers!

André Kuipers will kick-off the conference with this unique view on sensor technology and water, related to the time he spent looking at the Earth from a different point of view. The conference offers you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and your personal network with key players from around the world. You may do so by joining the interactive workshops, visiting the exhibition floor, or by using one of the informal network moments. Obviously Sensors-4-Water is the place to be.