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.
Monthly Archives: July 2013
FrieslandCampina acquired a 7.5% interest in Synlait Milk in New Zealand. Synlait, situated near Christchurch on South Island, processes around 550 million liters of milk from 155 farmers per year.
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.
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.
The Emmen company Landes will manufacture parts for Diehl Aerospace in Frankfurt for sensors in doors and hatches in an Airbus A350. This order is worth millions to Landes.
The Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC), a cross sector group of 48 large and small companies, has joined forces with the European Commission to set up an unprecedented Public-Private Partnership worth €3.8 billion to accelerate the deployment of biobased products in Europe by 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.