Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

MOL Group expands exploration portfolio with 6 new licences in Hungary and 4 licences in Norway

BUDAPEST, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MOL Group expanded its exploration portfolio by acquiring new licenses in Hungary and Norway. MOL acquired 6 new licences in the 4th bid round in Hungary, doubling its exploration acreage in the country. MOL Norge participated … Read the full press release

Solvay and Aquatic Concept Group extend partnership in their worldwide aquaculture operations

BRUSSELS, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of Peroxides, and Aquatic Concept Group (ACG) have signed a global joint agreement to work together in pursuit of sustainable growth in their worldwide aquaculture operations. Following several years of … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen to acquire 70 per cent of the shares in Kanonaden Entrepenad AB

OSLO, 09-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen (AFG) has today entered into a final agreement to acquire 70 per cent of the shares in Kanonaden Entrepenad AB, and has simultaneously implemented the acquisition of these shares. Key personell in Kanonaden Entrepenad … Read the full press release

Kährs Group to supply wood flooring to Sweden and Norway in the next four years

Malmö, Sweden, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kährs Group, a Triton Fund III company, has signed an agreement with JM AB to supply wood flooring in Sweden and Norway. The agreement involves the delivery of wood flooring to JM’s new construction of … Read the full press release

EU pays tribute to series favorites and address key Digital Single Market policy issues

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Parliament witnessed the power of Nordic drama series during a fascinating event organized by the EBU’s Nordic Members on Tuesday 24 January. EU deciders paid tribute to some of their favorite series … Read the full press release

Eni now operator in PL900 in the Barents Sea

These awards confirm Eni’s long-term strategy and commitment to the exploration of the Norwegian Continental shelf. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 23-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni has been awarded three licenses by Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy as part of the … Read the full press release

TDC’s mobile customers will continue to benefit from mobile voice, data roaming and high-speed data on Vodafone’s 4G networks

LONDON, 23-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone and TDC Group have agreed to renew their strategic partnership for Denmark and Norway, building on a successful fifteen-year relationship that began in 2001. Under the renewal, which commenced on 1 January 2017, TDC’s mobile … Read the full press release

DNV GL research on the role of standards in helping businesses to withstand the climate change challenges

OSLO, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Extreme weather is listed as the No.1 global risk this year by the World Economic Forum. In addition, the draft recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures call for a transparent and consistent process … Read the full press release

DNV GL survey of nearly 500 commercial facility managers across the United States

OAKLAND, CA, United States, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL today released findings from a comprehensive survey of nearly 500 commercial facility managers across the United States to analyze the current patterns of energy management and efficiency investments in large- and … Read the full press release

Statoil awarded interests in 29 exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf

Stavanger, Norway, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In connection with the Award in Predefined Areas (APA) for 2016 Statoil has been awarded interests in 29 exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), 16 of these as operator, and 13 as … Read the full press release

Statoil plan for development and operation of Utgard and Byrding approved by the authorities

The plan for development and operation for the Utgard and Byrding fields in the North Sea has been approved by the authorities. Utgard is a gas and condensate field on Norwegian and UK continental shelf while Byrding is an oil … Read the full press release

Statoil announces oil and gas discovery close to Norne

One year after the licence award Statoil has made an oil and gas discovery close to Norne estimated at between 20 and 80 million barrels. Stavanger, Norway, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “It’s great kicking off the new year with a … Read the full press release

Fortum finalises acquisition of three wind power projects from the Norwegian company Nordkraft

ESPOO, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The transaction consists of the Nygårdsfjellet wind farm, which is already operational, as well as the fully-permitted Ånstadblåheia and Sørfjord projects. Fortum is preparing for the construction of the Ånstadblåheia and Sørfjord projects, expected to be commissioned in … Read the full press release

Gudny Aspaas Returns with a New Album

Norwegian rock legend Gudny Aspaas is to launch her new album – “No Stranger” – at a concert to take place at the Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo on April 5. OSLO, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tickets for the concert are … Read the full press release

Nemetschek to acquire 100% of the shares of dRofus AS of Oslo, Norway

dRofus is a leading software provider for BIM-based program, equipment and data management for the building industry High-level strategic fit to address the needs of building owners more strongly Considerable growth opportunities as a result of owner’s increasing focus on … Read the full press release

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