Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

COVID-19: Hydro supports construction and maintenance of four new field hospitals in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 3-Apr-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Hydro donates BRL 5 million to support construction and maintenance of the new field hospitals as part of emergency measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. The four new hospitals will create 720 … Read the full press release

Hydro achieves carbon neutral goal ahead of schedule

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 25-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Through extensive use of renewable energy sources for aluminium production to ever-advancing technology to reduce electricity consumption and emissions from its operations, Hydro has worked long and hard to reduce its own carbon … Read the full press release

Integrated Services Monitoring Capability Launched by Bridge Technologies

Integrated Services Monitoring Capability Launched by Bridge Technologies

Delivers invaluable network performance insights from production, contribution and distribution (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 23-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bridge Technologies today announced ISM – Integrated Services Monitoring, an all-embracing suite of tools, designed to deliver invaluable insights into the performance of … Read the full press release

DNV GL’s Navigator Port software complements Anglo-Eastern’s digital transformation

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 12-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology successfully implemented across Anglo-Eastern’s fleet of more than 600 vessels. Anglo-Eastern is one of the world’s leading ship managers. Navigator Port software is used everyday on board several … Read the full press release

Hydro releases its primary aluminium range with low CO2 footprint to the extrusion market

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 4-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro REDUXA certifiably contains up to 4 kg CO2 per kg aluminium compared to the average aluminium consumed in Europe which contains 8.6 kg CO2 per kilo aluminium. Hydro sees an increase in … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Seadrill Limited

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMILTON, Bermuda, 27-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Seadrill Limited welcomes Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen and Herman R. Flinder to its board of directors. Both will be replacing Eugene I. Davis and Scott D. Vogel who are stepping down from their current … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen selected as contractor for the extension of Gardermoen Park Inn Hotel

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen announces a design and build contract worth NOK 250 million excluding VAT (almost 25 million euros). The construction engineering company as been selected by Hotell Østre AS (Avinor) as contractor for … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and DNV GL partner to contribute to marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announces collaboration with classification society DNV GL. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, both companies agreed to … Read the full press release

Hydro: Contemporary, Greener building for Ticon

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — MODERN TICON BUILDING – The historic Ticon Building in Drammen, Norway has undergone modernization integrating Hydro’s low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminum but retaining its original architectural design. The Ticon Building, built in 1963, has … Read the full press release

Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire majority interest in Oris Dental, a leading Norwegian dental care provider

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire a majority shareholding in Oris Dental Holding AS, a leading Norwegian dental care provider. BDC will provide support to allow Oris Dental expand and realise its ambitious growth … Read the full press release

Telenor selects Ericsson to start building the future 5G radio network in Norway

(PRESS RELEASE) FORNEBU, 13-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor selects Ericsson to modernise and build the its 5G radio access network (RAN), completing its vendor selection process for the future network in Norway. Sigve Brekke, CEO of Telenor Group commented: “We … Read the full press release

Hydro closes fabrication business unit and invests €4.4 million in Pole Products business unit in Drunen, Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 13-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro closes its fabrication business unit in Drunen, Netherlands. The closure is due to the challenging European market, particularly in trailer construction, which represents a large part of the production in Drunen. Despite … Read the full press release

DNA CEO Jukka Leinonen to head Telenor Group’s newly formed Nordic cluster

(PRESS RELEASE) FORNEBU, 1-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jukka Leinonen has been appointed head of Telenor Group’s newly formed Nordic cluster. Leinonen is currently the CEO of the Finnish telcom operator DNA and will retain this position aside becoming a part … Read the full press release

DNV GL to ensure compliance for the new infrastructure for Equinor’s Bay du Nord oil field project

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 28-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL awarded the Certifying Authority and Classification contract for the new infrastructure to be built for Equinor’s Bay du Nord oil field project. DNV GL will oversee design review activities and site … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to upgrade Eidesvik’s construction vessel with hybrid propulsion system for greater efficiency and more sustainable operations

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 2-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for an offshore sector vessel. Norway-based Eidesvik AS has selected Wärtsilä to upgrade its ‘Viking Neptun’ construction vessel. The order was placed in … Read the full press release

Skanska takes part in major transformation of Ulven district in Oslo

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 17-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska signs contract with Obos to build 168 apartments in Oslo, Norway. The NOK 344 M (about SEK 370 M) worth project is part of a major transformation of the Ulven district in … Read the full press release

Bærekraft på børs 2019: Mowi, Norsk Hydro and Orkla integrate sustainability into their company reporting in a comprehensive, meaningful way

Bærekraft på børs 2019: Mowi, Norsk Hydro and Orkla integrate sustainability into their company reporting in a comprehensive, meaningful way

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 4-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — In this year’s ranking on sustainability reporting by The Governance Group consultancy and BI Norwegian Business School, Orkla has scored third place. The report reviews and ranks the sustainability reporting of the hundred … Read the full press release

DNV GL to provide operations and project verification services to Apache’s North Sea assets; Beryl and Forties

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 3-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL wins a new verification services contract from Apache Corporation. The contract involves operations and project verification for all Apache’s North Sea assets; Beryl A & B and Forties A, B, C, … Read the full press release

Orkla strengthens position in Iceland with the acquisition of 20% stake in Nói Siríus

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 23-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla ASA acquires 20% of Iceland’s leading chocolate and confectionery manufacturer, Nói-Siríus HF (“Nói Siríus”). Nói Siríus, a market leader in Iceland, is popular for its chocolate brands such as Síríus, Nóa Konfekt, … Read the full press release

ISS and major global professional services firm sign first Vested partnership that spans across the Nordics

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 20-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ISS signs 5-year Vested partnership with a major global professional services firm. The agreement covers approximately 90 offices across the Nordics. This is the fourth Vested partnership for ISS globally and will be … Read the full press release

Jotun chosen to optimize hull performance and help shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen meet its environmental objectives

(PRESS RELEASE) SANDEFJORD, Norway, 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in Wallenius Wilhelmsen‘s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS accurately measures hull performance with the combination of premium SeaQuantum X200 … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield takes delivery of its third VLCC; commences 15-years bareboat charter

(PRESS RELEASE) LYSAKER, 5-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA takes delivery of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) “Nissos Santorini” today. The vessel is the third in a series of four VLCCs that will be delivered to the Company … Read the full press release

Smart marine initiative unveils 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the ambitious IMO’s GHG reduction targets

The new Ultramax Bulk Carrier design meets the IMO 2030 environmental targets

Joint development project by Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL comes up with Bulk Carrier design meeting the IMO 2030 environmental targets (PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 3-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The next-generation 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the International … Read the full press release

Orkla subsidiary NIC Enterprises Limited takes over Confection by Design, British fudge and toffee manufacturer

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 2-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla Food Ingredients signed and completed an agreement to purchase British fudge and toffee manufacturer Confection by Design Ltd. (“Confection by Design”) through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIC Enterprises Limited (“NIC”). Confection by Design … Read the full press release

Aluminium from Hydro used in an art installation dedicated to Peace for the Nobel Peace Center

“The Best Weapon” peace bench will be on display in front of the UN headquarters in New York until September 2019 (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO / NEW YORK, 21-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — “Peace Bench” made out of aluminium from Hydro will … Read the full press release

DSME and DNV GL expand cooperation to include future technologies in the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 14-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and DNV GL to cooperate on joint development projects for future technologies in the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries. DSME President & CEO Sung-Geun Lee and DNV … Read the full press release

Orkla welcomes new president and CEO, Jaan Ivar Semlitsch

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 5-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla announces the appointment of Jaan Ivar Semlitsch (47) as new president and CEO. He will take up his new position by 1 December at the latest. Orkla Board Chairman Stein Erik Hagen … Read the full press release

SEAT’s first electric car called Mii to debut in Oslo, Europe’s EVs capital

SEAT's first electric car called Mii to debut in Oslo, Europe's EVs capital

The SEAT on Tour roadshow will visit Oslo, Liverpool, Frankfurt, Paris and Milan (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 4-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT will debut its first ever electric car, Mii electric, in Oslo as part of its inaugural ‘SEAT on Tour’ … Read the full press release

Kenneth Vareide to lead DNV GL’s Digital Solutions and help its clients with their digital transformations

Kenneth Vareide to lead DNV GL’s Digital Solutions and help its clients with their digital transformations

New CEO will focus on plugging customers’ skills gap (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 3-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kenneth Vareide will lead DNV GL’s Digital Solutions business practice. DNV GL’s Digital Solutions offer solutions for managing risk and improving asset performance. DNV … Read the full press release

Albras aluminium plant in Brazil resumes full operations following court decisions to lift the production embargoes on Alunorte 

Albras aluminium plant in Brazil resumes full operations following court decisions to lift the production embargoes on Alunorte 

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 22-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Albras has just announced that it decided to resume the normal aluminium production at the Albras aluminium plant in Brazil. Albras had to limit its production by 50% … Read the full press release