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AXA becomes the first French brand and first insurer worldwide to launch a “.brand” website


AXA Group is one of the very first companies to have been assigned the management of a top level domain by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization which coordinates domain names and internet addresses at a global level. There are multiple perspectives offered by the .axa. The exclusive control of the .axa will lead to a sign of recognition and trust for the consumer. In addition, the AXA brand’s visibility and coherence will be enhanced. Lastly, the Group will be able to better structure its global o... Read More »

First GDF SUEZ long term LNG sales to Japan


The long term contract will start in 2018 and last for a 20-year period. Volumes will be supplied with natural gas from the US which will be liquefied in the Cameron LNG plant. GDF SUEZ will be one of the first companies to supply Asia with American LNG, thanks to its LNG carrier’s fleet and a diversified LNG portfolio. The Cameron LNG export project which partners are GDF SUEZ, Sempra, Mitsubishi and Mitsui has received conditional approvals from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partial agreement from the Federal Energy Regulatory C... Read More »

A2pas: 30 new stores in Paris


These 4 new partners who join the A2pas network have recognised expertise in convenience stores and solid experience in food distribution. Deployment will be progressive and start this summer, once approval has been obtained from the French antitrust authorities. Located at strategic points of the capital, these new facilities will considerably strengthen the A2pas network of stores with a view to achieving the 100 points of sale target by 2016. A new convenience store concept A2pas is a growth driver and the Groupe Auchan's answer to ... Read More »

Ferry company prepares to welcome D-Day heroes


Brittany Ferries has linked Portsmouth with the Normandy town of Ouistreham, near Caen, since 1986, and for many of its customers, the route carries an unmistakeable symbolism. In 1944, Portsmouth was one of the key strategic locations across the south coast where thousands of Allied troops left for Normandy. Meanwhile, Ouistreham sits on the edge of Sword Beach, the easternmost of the five Normandy landing sectors where on D-Day 150,000 men came ashore. Over 4,000 of them were lost. Nowadays, for the 900,000 passengers who use the Portsmouth-C... Read More »

Essilor International wins innovation award for Crizal Prevencia research


The Fibre Innovation Award is part of an annual event organized by Opticsvalley and held at the Paris Pierre and Marie Curie University celebrating advances in technology designed to benefit society. Essilor was one of 11 candidates selected by a jury to present a three-minute overview to an audience of over 200 people who then voted for the best innovation. Coralie Barrau, R&D Research Engineer in Optics, explained the research conducted by Essilor International and the Paris Vision Institute to identify precisely the specific band of b... Read More »

Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 makes its North Sea debut and announces extra payload


The EC175 is Airbus Helicopters’ newest-certified rotorcraft in the 7-metric-ton class. It will demonstrate its outstanding Category A performance and its mission capabilities for the oil and gas sector during a three-nation demonstration tour starting on May 19. In conjunction with the new rotorcraft’s tour of the North Sea, Airbus Helicopters will announce an increase to the EC175’s maximum take-off weight, up to 7,800 kg, offering significant additional payload of 300 kg or an additional 40NM radius of action. The extended MTOW provides a... Read More »

Venturi: We received our 1st electric race car!


Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, and Kevin Wheatcroft, owner and chairman of Donington Park, led the proceedings. Alejandro Agag said: “Today marks a very significant milestone in the genesis of the FIA Formula E Championship. In September 2013 we launched this incredible fully-electric 150mph (225kph) car and after more than 3,000km of rigorous testing we’re delighted to be now handing them over to our 10 teams. Today we also officially welcome our teams into their new bespoke facilities, built to the latest environmental and sustainable cons... Read More »

Airbus helicopters shows strong presence with latest helicopter generation at ILA 2014


Airbus Helicopters’ presence at the ILA Berlin Air Show reflects over four decades of helicopter manufacturing in Germany. Their exhibition features a range of brand-new models such as the EC145 T2 and EC135 T3 aircraft, as well as the NH90 NFH naval helicopter and the legendary BO105. Besides offering visitors an insight into its comprehensive service portfolio, Airbus Helicopters will also showcase the extent of its innovative solutions by demonstrating products including Helionix®, its latest generation avionics suite. “Airbus Helicopters... Read More »

GDF SUEZ signs global agreement on health and safety at work


It is with this in mind that Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF SUEZ, and the global union federations of industrial and energy workers (IndustriALL) of the building (BWI) and public services (PSI) sectors signed in Chile an agreement to strengthen and extend worldwide the workplace health and safety commitments GDF SUEZ made many years ago at the European level. A previous global agreement was reached in 2010 on fundamental rights, social dialogue, and sustainable development. This second agreement is based on the strong commitment ... Read More »

GDF SUEZ inaugurates on-shore LNG storage tank in Chile


The on-shore tank, which represents an investment of USD 200 million and has a gross storage capacity of 187.000 m3 has been built to meet the highest security and anti-seismic standards. The construction was supervised by Tractebel Engineering, an affiliate of GDF SUEZ. “The new on-shore LNG storage tank in Mejillones strengthens Chile’s access to diversified energy and helps to meet the country’s growing demand for energy. In addition to this investment, we are also developing a transmission line project to connect Chile’s central and nort... Read More »

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