Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

Gard Chief External Affairs Officer Svein Buvik elected Chair of the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor)

Arendal, Norway, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Svein Buvik was elected Chair of the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) at the Cefor Annual General Meeting held in Oslo on Thursday, 5 April 2018. Svein, Chief External Affairs Officer in Gard, … Read the full press release

Statkraft enters the Spanish market with long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with BayWa r.e.

With the conclusion of a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between the renewable energy specialist BayWa r.e. and the Norwegian energy group Statkraft, everything is now clear to progress with the swift construction of the Spanish Don Rodrigo solar plant. … Read the full press release

Statkraft and Hydro Energi AS sign long-term power contract for the period 2021-2038

OSLO, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft and Hydro Energi AS have signed a new long-term power contract for the period 2021-2038. The total volume is 15.5 TWh with annual supply of 0.75 TWh from 2021 to 2030 and 1 TWh from … Read the full press release

Telenor sells its assets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion

Fornebu, Norway, 21-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor has entered into an agreement to sell its assets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion (around NOK 27 bn) on an enterprise value basis. The Board of … Read the full press release

Hydro to expand the scope of SGW’s mandate and to launch an internal audit of Alunorte refinery

Hydro expands the scope of the ongoing independent review of Alunorte by Brazilian environmental consultancy SGW Services to include all interfaces with areas adjacent to the refinery operation. Hydro’s Internal Audit will conduct a full review of all licenses, complementing … Read the full press release

Triton Fund IV company Glamox AS to acquire all equity interest of O. Küttel AG from Regent Beleuchtungskörper AG

OSLO/ KRIENS, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glamox AS (“Glamox”), a Triton Fund IV company, has entered into an agreement to acquire all equity interest of O. Küttel AG (“Küttel”), a leading Swiss provider of lighting for the professional building market from … Read the full press release

NIB to loan EUR 42 million to Tine SA for the construction of its new dairy in Bergen, Norway

NIB and the Norwegian dairy company Tine SA have signed a loan agreement of NOK 400 million (EUR 42 million), with a 12-year maturity, on financing the construction of Tine’s new dairy in Bergen, Norway. In order to save energy, waste … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group’s Conax to secure Nordic DTH operator Canal Digital’s new Android TV-based entertainment service OnePlace

Conax and Canal Digital strengthen long-term partnership with “OnePlace”, a secure 4K/UHD, Android TV based service and first solution of its kind in Norway Launch also marks first Conax delivery of easy-to-integrate Conax Lynx separation technology to protect high-value content … Read the full press release

Marlink and Seagull Maritime to create online, satcom enabled environment for the distribution and updating of e-learning material

‘Over the air’ updates of e-learning material to improve crews’ knowledge and qualifications HORTEN/OSLO/PARIS, 12-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marlink and Seagull Maritime have entered into a partnership to introduce a step-change in onboard training this year, creating an online, satcom enabled … Read the full press release

Norway becomes the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems

GENEVA, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). NewGen ISS was adopted by the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) in November … Read the full press release

Telenor Group at Mobile World Congress: Working Group Two ready for commercial launch

BARCELONA, 28-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Working Group Two, the ground-breaking cloud based core network, is ready for commercial launch. Swedish mobile virtual network operator Vimla is the first commercial customer of the platform, which enables faster and scalable service innovation … Read the full press release

Telenor Group to contribute to two Telecom Infra Project (TIP) project groups focused on wireless networking

Telenor Group has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). The global mobile operator will contribute to two TIP project groups focused on wireless networking: OpenCellular and mmWave. FORNEBU, 28-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — News that Telenor Group became a member of TIP … Read the full press release

FMO: USD 100 million syndicated loan in support of agribusiness in Nigeria

The HAGUE, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Access Bank Plc announced that it has signed a Syndicated Loan Agreement totaling USD 100 million. The credit line has been arranged by FMO, together with Proparco, the French private sector development bank, Norfund (Norwegian … Read the full press release

New DNV GL centre in Singapore to advance the use of additive manufacturing (AM)

The new DNV GL centre will serve as an incubator and testbed for research and development of additive manufacturing technology for the oil & gas, offshore and marine (O&M) sector. SINGAPORE, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The new centre, which is … Read the full press release

Marlink Group’s Telemar to provide bridge system repair and maintenance services to Carisbrooke Shipping

Telemar service and maintenance contract added to existing satcom connectivity services to support operational continuity and efficiency OSLO/PARIS, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marlink Group company Telemar has been chosen to provide bridge system repair and maintenance services to Carisbrooke Shipping. The … Read the full press release

ANECON becomes Nagarro

On the company’s 20th anniversary, the owners of the Austrian IT service provider ANECON gave themselves a very special present. On January 8, they signed the contract to join Nagarro and secure their future VIENNA, 24-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vienna, … Read the full press release

Orkla will be market leader in the sale and distribution of painting tools in the Netherlands and Belgium

Orkla has entered into an agreement to increase its ownership to a 50% stake in the joint venture company Anza Verimex NV. At the same time, Orkla will take over 50% of the painting tool operations in PGZ International B.V. … Read the full press release

Orkla makes the Corporate Knights Global 100 index for the first time

Orkla is included in the Corporate Knights Global 100 index of the world’s most sustainable companies, which was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 23 January. OSLO, 23-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The index is a ranking of … Read the full press release

VNG – Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft AG to explore strategic options for its oil and gas exploration and production business in Norway and Denmark

LEIPZIG, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of VNG Group’s strategic programme “VNG 2030+”, VNG – Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft (VNG AG) will explore strategic options for its oil and gas exploration and production business in Norway and Denmark, VNG Norge AS … Read the full press release

Norges Bank to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global

OSLO, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Norges Bank has decided to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global. In addition, one company has been placed under observation. The companies Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, Korea Line Corp, Precious Shipping PCL … Read the full press release

Waste to energy: Fortum to deliver turbine and generator services for BIR Avfallsenergi AS and BKK Varme AS in Bergen as part of 8 year service agreement

ESPOO, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum will deliver turbine and generator services for BIR Avfallsenergi AS and BKK Varme AS in Bergen. The contract was signed on 19 December 2017. It is a 8 year service agreement and started from 1 … Read the full press release

Barco explores re-location options of the manufacturing activities of its Barco Fredrikstad AS (Norway) location

Kortrijk, Belgium, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, global leader in professional visualization technology, confirms it is studying a possible re-location of the manufacturing activities of its Barco Fredrikstad AS (Norway) location, while further building out the local R&D and business development … Read the full press release

Norges Bank will sell foreign exchange on behalf of the government in January 2018

Norges Bank will sell foreign exchange on behalf of the government equivalent to NOK 900 million per day in January 2018. OSLO, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Norges Bank purchases foreign currency from the State’s Direct Financial Interest (SDFI) each month. If … Read the full press release

VNG Norge submits Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Fenja field in the Norwegian Sea

Stavanger, Norway, 20-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VNG Norge has, on behalf of the licensees in PL586, submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Fenja field in the Norwegian Sea. The … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield to acquire three suezmax crude tankers with 10-year bareboat charters to Nordic American Tankers Limited

Lysaker, Norway , 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA (“Ocean Yield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has agreed to acquire three suezmax crude tankers with 10-year bareboat charters to Nordic American Tankers Limited (“NAT”). The … Read the full press release

Orkla to acquire Swedish eCommerce portals Gymgrossisten and Bodystore

OSLO, 28-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla has entered into an agreement to purchase the Swedish company Health and Sports Nutrition Group HSNG AB (“HSNG”). HSNG runs the eCommerce portals Gymgrossisten and Bodystore, and is the biggest online health and sport nutrition … Read the full press release

MTG Studios: Crime drama ‘Wisting’ will be one of Norway’s biggest ever drama productions

STOCKHOLM, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The next original series from MTG Studios will be Norwegian crime drama ‘Wisting’, which will be one of Norway’s biggest ever drama productions and is supported by the Norwegian Film Institute. Filming starts in January 2018 … Read the full press release

NIB and Sparebanken Øst to finance projects aimed at curbing CO2 emissions in housing and transport in Norway

HELSINKI, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Norway’s Sparebanken Øst have signed a NOK 300 million (EUR 32 million) loan programme for onlending to projects aimed at curbing CO2 emissions as well as small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) investments in south-eastern Norway. The funds under … Read the full press release

Netherlands-based coatings manufacturer Schaepman now fully integrated into the Hempel Group

COPENHAGEN, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 27 September we completed the full incorporation of Netherlands-based coatings manufacturer Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V.(Schaepman) in the Hempel Group. The company has been re-named “Hempel Industrial B.V”, and all activities continue under the Hempel brand. Jesper … Read the full press release

Inmarsat opens new office in Ålesund, Norway to focus on driving digitalisation of the shipping industry

New Norway operation to focus on driving digitalisation of shipping LONDON, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the world’s leading global mobile satellite communications company, has opened a new office, at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (NMCC) based in Ålesund, Norway, … Read the full press release