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Israeli Gas, Norwegian Know-how

Israel’s gas industry is still in an embryonic stage. Having little experience in the production and delivery of natural gas, Israel must import equipment, technology and know-how in order to take advantage of the opportunities waiting beneath the sea. Norway has been in the business since the 1960s and many of its energy companies are…

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Finland’s Regal Route

The King’s Road is one of Northern Europe’s oldest transportation routes. Its royal pedigree alludes to the fact that this corridor was used by Swedish kings to wreak havoc on Russia and by the Russian Czar to return the favour in kind, once he got his chance. Originating in Bergen, Norway, it follows a postal…

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A New Link Between Denmark and Germany

THE FEHMARNBELT LINK: TUNNELLING THROUGH TO AN INTEGRATED EUROPE In October 2012, the prequalification process on one of the world’s most ambitious logistic infrastructure projects was announced. When completed, the Fehmarnbelt, an 18-kilometre immersed road and rail tunnel linking Denmark and Germany some 40 meters underneath the water’s surface, will be the longest tunnel of…

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Finance

  EXITING IN STYLE: 2012 HOT YEAR FOR STRATEGIC ISRAELI HI-TECH ACQUISITIONS A report compiled by PwC Israel indicates that in 2014, fifty high-tech companies completed exits for a total of US $5.5 billion. The report summarizes exits completed through strategic acquisitions by other companies. It does not, however, include either the acquisition of NDS, (a…

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Innovation and the City – Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV: START-UP CENTRE Like most great cities, Tel Aviv is constantly reinventing itself. Technology blended with the entrepreneurial spirit, an open mind, youthful energy and an irrepressible drive to create has led to the proliferation of hundreds of downtown technology start-ups. City Hall is lending a hand in turning Tel Aviv into “start-up central”…

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Cleantech – Waste to Synergy

SOLID WASTE TREATMENT CONVERTS ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD INTO GREEN ENERGY “Waste not, want not” is how the saying goes. Current solid waste treatment system turns this old chestnut on its head. For waste-to-energy technologies, solid waste serves as an input for electricity, steam, district heating/cooling or desalination.  Having embraced waste incineration and “district heating” decades ago,…

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