Groundbreaking ceremony in Düsseldorf
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The EUREF-Campus in Berlin-Schöneberg has established itself and will be completed in 2023. Now, the campus is about to become an export hit – in Düsseldorf, a second EUREF-Campus will be built. On 26 August, a groundbreaking ceremony took place. Future tenants of the campus attended the ceremony, as well as the City of Düsseldorf with its Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller and the State of North-Rhine Westphalia with its Prime Minister Armin Laschet.
In his speech Armin Laschet said that this day is an important one for NRW, for Düsseldorf and the innovation in Germany. The campus will solve a task, “which we as a society need to present ourselves with in the coming decades, namely how to align economy and society in a climate-friendly and modern way.” Laschet doesn’t like to just name the climate protection targets. “To transform a whole industry, to change the way we build, to convert the steel industry into green steel production, to change the chemical industry, car industry and mobility, is much more challenging than to merely name new goals and to try and outdo one another.”
Reinhard Müller, CEO of EUREF AG, thanked all the supporters, the City of Düsseldorf, the Stadtwerke and the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf for all their help and efforts in bringing the campus to Düsseldorf. He also donated 50,000 € for the victims of the floods in NRW. At the end of the ceremony, EUREF AG was given the innovation-award “Rheinland Genial”, which is given by the Metropolregion Rheinland to Rhineland region’s various “hidden champions”.
The ceremony was a great success and we cannot wait for the construction works to begin!