Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

NIB to co-finance advanced metering system and upgrades to the electricity networks in Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway

NIB has signed a 15-year loan agreement with NTE (Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk Holding AS) to co-finance the roll-out of an advanced metering system (AMS) and upgrades to the electricity networks in Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway. HELSINKI, 27-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — NTE will install … Read the full press release

Helly Hansen rolls out its inaugural digital-first campaign for its new ‘alive’ message developed by WPP’s Grey and Maxus

LONDON, 22-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Helly Hansen has launched its inaugural digital-first campaign promoting its new ‘alive’ message to drive brand awareness and affinity amongst skiers. The integrated creative and media strategy has been developed collaboratively between WPP’s Grey and … Read the full press release

Hydro now owns 100% of Mineração Paragominas S.A. MPSA’s shares

Hydro completed the acquisition of Vale’s remaining shareholding in Mineração Paragominas S.A. (MPSA) on December 15, 2016. OSLO, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The transaction is the second and final step of the MPSA put/call arrangements agreed in 2011 in connection with … Read the full press release

Hydro announces the appointment of Silvio Porto as new EVP Bauxite and Alumina

OSLO, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Silvio Porto is appointed new Executive Vice President Bauxite and Alumina, and member of Hydro’s Corporate Management Board. The change is effective December 13, 2016. Silvio Porto comes from the position as Chief Operational Officer (COO) … Read the full press release

Norway adopts new regulation on requirements for new residential mortgage loans

OSLO, 14-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ministry of Finance has adopted a new regulation on requirements for new residential mortgage loans. The new regulation replaces the current regulation which is set to expire at the end of 2016. The new regulation … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Statoil to renegotiate their long-term gas supply contracts

PARIS, 06-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 30, ENGIE and Statoil have reached an agreement on the renegotiation of their long-term gas supply contracts. This agreement consists in a modernization of historical contracts to adapt them to a profound evolution of … Read the full press release

Schroders plc reduced shareholding in Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S

HELLERUP, 23-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — According to section 29 of the Danish Securities Trading Act, it is hereby informed that Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S has received an announcement from Schroders plc stating that Schroders plc has reduced their shareholding in Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen signs with Haslemann AS for the housing project “Krydderhagen” at Hasle in Oslo

OSLO, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen has signed an agreement with Haslemann AS for the fourth construction phase of the housing project “Krydderhagen” at Hasle in Oslo. The residential development company Haslemann AS is owned 50/50 by AF Gruppen and … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen delivers solid margins in all its business areas during 3rd quarter

OSLO, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen performed well and delivered solid margins in all its business areas. The company has a strong financial position. The Board of Directors has approved a dividend of NOK 3.00 per share for the second … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen to build Kværnerdammen housing cooperative in Kværnerbyen

OSLO, 17-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen has entered into a contract with OBOS Kværnerbyen AS to build Kværnerdammen housing cooperative in Kværnerbyen. AF Gruppen has entered into a contract with OBOS Kværnerbyen AS to build Kværnerdammen housing cooperative in Kværnerbyen. … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield ASA to deliver 38,000 cbm liquefied ethylene gas carrier to Hartmann Group/SABIC Petrochemicals B.V.

LYSAKER, Norway, 15-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA is pleased to announce the delivery of the 38,000 cbm liquefied ethylene gas carrier “Gaschem Beluga” from Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering, China. The vessel is the first of two sister vessels to be delivered, … Read the full press release

Telia Company to acquire Phonero for NOK 2,300 million

STOCKHOLM, 09-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Telia Company acquires Norwegian Phonero at an enterprise value of NOK 2,300 million on a cash and debt free basis. The transaction will strengthen Telia’s position in the Norwegian enterprise segment and expects to generate annual … Read the full press release

Voith Hydro AS to upgrade the control systems of Sira-Kvina kraftselskap DA’s Tonstad and Solhom hydroelectric power stations

Sira-Kvina kraftselskap DA awarded main contract for upgrading control systems at Tonstad and Solhom to Voith Hydro AS The two power plants meet the energy demand of roughly 230,000 households Project completion is expected in 2022 Heidenheim/Oslo, 08-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Novozymes ranks among the top of CDP’s ‘A List’

By implementing 40 different energy-saving and process optimization projects, and reducing its own emissions by 7% in 2015, Novozymes ranks among the top of CDP’s ‘A List’. Bagsvaerd, Denmark, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Against the backdrop of a historic Paris Agreement … Read the full press release

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende visits Switzerland

BERN, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — President of the Swiss Confederation Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard received Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende for working meetings on 24 October 2016. The talks focused on bilateral political … Read the full press release

Talented millennials to take part in the 4th Telenor Youth Forum & 2016 Nobel Peace Prize activities

Twenty-six delegates to take part in global Telenor Youth Forum program, in partnership with the Nobel Peace Center • Top candidates selected from footprint of more than one billion people in largest-ever global recruitment program by Telenor Group • Delegates … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield: 45,000 dwt IMO ll chemical carrier “Navig8 Universe” built in 2013 delivered

OSLO, 05-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA is pleased to announce the delivery of the 45,000 dwt IMO ll chemical carrier “Navig8 Universe” built in 2013. The purchase price of the vessel is USD 35 million including a seller’s … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield: 49,000 dwt IMO II chemical tanker “Navig8 Tourmaline” from STX, Korea delivered

OSLO, 05-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA is pleased to announce the delivery of the 49,000 dwt IMO II chemical tanker “Navig8 Tourmaline” from STX, Korea. After being delivered from the shipyard today, the vessel commenced a 15 years “hell … Read the full press release

Gemalto selected by BankA​xept to enable all Norwegian banks to interconnect through a single credentials management hub

AMSTERDAM, 03-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been awarded a major contract by BankAxept, the national payment scheme of Norway, to enable all local banks to interconnect through a single credentials management … Read the full press release

Fortum Charge & Drive and Tesla open world’s largest charging station in Norway

Nebbenes, Norway, 06-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum Charge & Drive and Tesla’s charging station was opened on 1 September in Norway and is the world’s largest charging station with 28 charging points where all types of modern electric vehicles can be … Read the full press release

Ramboll will help build faster and cheaper roads in Norway

OSLO, 02-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Building roads in Norway is rumoured to be expensive and slow. In January 2016, a new governmentally owned company called Nye Veier was launched. Their bold goal is to build roads faster, cheaper – and more … Read the full press release

Skanska to build hotel, retail space and apartments in one of Oslo’s most sought after areas

OSLO, 25-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with HAV Eiendom to build a hotel and retail space as well as to develop apartments in Bjørvika, Norway, one of Oslo’s most sought after areas. Skanska Property Development’s investment amounts … Read the full press release

Keolis: 7km of new track and a new depot added to the highly successful Bybanen light rail network in Norway

PARIS, 23-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — 7km of new track and a new depot were inaugurated on 15 August in ongoing upgrades to the highly successful Bybanen light rail network. In the six years since Keolis has operated Bybanen, the network has … Read the full press release

Telenor, NTNU, SINTEF will establish a lab focused on artificial intelligence and big data at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway

Telenor Group today announces two specific initiatives to support entrepreneurship and competence building in Norway. The ambition is to strengthen the nation´s competitiveness and to stimulate job creation by Norwegian startups. Trondheim, Norway, 22-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration with the … Read the full press release

TNS Gallup’s ReMark survey: Orkla tops the retail sector’s ranking of suppliers to the Norwegian grocery trade

Orkla tops the retail sector’s ranking of suppliers to the Norwegian grocery trade.  OSLO, 19-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla tops the retail sector’s ranking of suppliers to the Norwegian grocery trade, according to the results of TNS Gallup’s ReMark survey this … Read the full press release

Svenska kraftnät, Statnett, Fingrid and Energinet.dk launch report on challenges and opportunities affecting the Nordic power system

The Nordic TSOs – Svenska kraftnät, Statnett, Fingrid and Energinet.dk – are launching a report summarizing the shared views of the TSOs on challenges and opportunities affecting the Nordic power system in the period leading up to 2025. Fredericia, Denmark, … Read the full press release

Statoil, LOTOS Norge and Total Norge: Production from the Utgard field scheduled to start in late 2019

Gdańsk, Poland, 15-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Statoil, LOTOS Norge and Total Norge, which together hold the Utgard licence (formerly Alfa Sentral), have submitted the Plan for Development and Operation of the licence to the Norwegian and British regulators. Production from the … Read the full press release

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) to authorize DNV GL to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP)

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and DNV GL signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) authorizing DNV GL to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) and delegated certain survey and certification services for U.S. flagged vessels. Washington, D.C.,USA, 05-Aug-2016 … Read the full press release

DNV GL made three key additions to its Sustainable Use business: Craig Williamson, Bob Ramirez, and Marc Collins

New experts strengthen DNV GL’s advanced data analytics and strategic consulting capabilities to support customers in energy efficiency planning and evaluation. OAKLAND, Calif., USA, 05-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, … Read the full press release

Apax Partners acquires Telemar Group to create the world’s leading maritime communications, digital solutions and servicing specialist

Apax Partners creates a new maritime group to service customers with integrated offering of broadband communications, digital solutions, bridge electronics and on-board maintenance   Oslo/Paris/Rome, 04-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Apax Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Telemar Group from its … Read the full press release