Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

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

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 GL Group … Read the full press release

Orkla welcomes new president and CEO, Jaan Ivar Semlitsch

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 commented: “I … 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 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’ roadshow. During … 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 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 GL’s Digital … 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 

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% in April … Read the full press release

Statkraft to supply Alcoa’s Norwegian aluminium production with power

OSLO, 9-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft signs long-term power supply agreement with Alcoa Norway. For the period 2020 to 2026, the total delivery will be just above 3 TWh, with annual deliveries of approximately 440 GWh. The contract involves supplying … Read the full press release

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019: Switzerland remains #1; Singapore leads Asia-Pacific; Europe dominates the top 10; China leader among BRICS nations

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Adecco Group, Tata Communications and INSEAD have just released their annual benchmark report that looks into the ability of 125 countries around the world to compete for talent. According to the … Read the full press release

Polygon Netherlands takes over 50 year old firm specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art

STOCKHOLM, Sweden / GOES, The Netherlands, 11-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton Fund III company Polygon Netherlands has taken over the Dutch specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art VANWAARDE. The acquisition will be in retroactive effect as of 1 January … Read the full press release

Equinor Energy AS: drilling of wildcat well 36/1-3 part of production licence 885 finished: the well is dry

EDINBURGH, 3-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 885, containing the Presto prospect, has just finished the drilling of wildcat well 36/1-3. Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility was responsible for the drilling of the well 36/1-3, and … Read the full press release

Knut Johan Steneng, Bulkship Management AS: Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 was clearly the best solution for our needs

LUND, 12-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 will be used by Bulkship Management AS for compliance in ballast water treatment. The fleet agreement includes 30 PureBallast 3 Compact Flex systems, as well as commissioning and training. Under the … Read the full press release

Strategically located in Houston, the new failure lab of DNV GL expands the company’s global network of laboratories and test facilities

HOUSTON, Texas, United States, 28-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New DNV GL failure analysis facility will open in Houston, Texas with the aim to prevent and learn from failures and continue to improve safety, reliability and up-time. The new center support … Read the full press release

City of Stockholm hires Skanska for the renovation of the Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre

STOCKHOLM, 22-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The City of Stockholm has signed an agreement with the construction company Skanska to have the Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre in central Stockholm, Sweden renovated. The renovation will cost the City of Stockholm around SEK 550 M (~EUR 51 million). … Read the full press release

Hagland Shipping AS to have its general cargo vessel ‘Hagland Captain’ retrofitted with Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion solution

HELSINKI, 8-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Shipping company Hagland Shipping AS to order hybrid retrofit installation from Wärtsilä for its general cargo vessel ‘Hagland Captain’. The agreement between the two companies has been signed in December 2018 and the project will be first of its kind ever … Read the full press release

The oil and gas industry in 2019: Regulation topped the list of factors most likely to drive oil and gas companies to decarbonize their operations in 2019

Confidence in the outlook for the oil and gas sector more than doubles in two years – up from 32% to 76%. 70% of senior industry professionals expect to increase or maintain capital expenditure in 2019 A third (34%) expect … Read the full press release

Borealis and SYSTEMIQ welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP, a new initiative to stop plastic waste leaking into the environment

VIENNA, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, together with their partners from the Government of Norway, NOVA Chemicals, Borouge and Veolia, are pleased to welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics), a frontline initiative to prevent ocean … Read the full press release

Federal University of Campina Grande study concludes that Hydro Alunorte can safely produce at 100% of its capacity

OSLO, 16-Jan-2019— /EuropaWire/ — A study carried out by professors from the Federal University of Campina Grande, recognized as a specialist in the field of chemical engineering in Brazil, also concludes that Alunorte, from the point of view of water management, … Read the full press release

Telenor partners with Google to make it easier for its subscribers to manage their mobile data usage and price plans directly from Android

FORNEBU, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor Group is working closely with Google to make it easier for Telenor’s subscribers to manage their mobile data usage and price plans. Through the new Mobile Data Plan functionality in Android, Telenor subscribers can manage … Read the full press release

Dr. techn. Olav Olsen AS and NIRAS awarded major framework agreement on bridges in Norway by The Norwegian Road Administration, Region South

A newly signed framework agreement for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Region South, has strengthened NIRAS’ role as a significant player in the infrastructure market in Norway. The goal of becoming a recognized Scandinavian consultant for infrastructure has therefore moved … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to supply 260 GWh electricity yearly to Elkem for the period 2020 – 2026

STOCKHOLM, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and the Norwegian industrial group Elkem have signed a long-term electricity supply agreement for the period 2020 – 2026. The deal is the first major supply agreement with Elkem and includes supply of 260 GWh … Read the full press release

Equinor announces its second offshore wind lease in the United States

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the US government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Stavanger, Norway, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor submitted a winning bid of … Read the full press release

Gas production from Aasta Hansteen field opens a new region for gas export to Europe

Stavanger, Norway, 17-Dec-2018 — On 16 December Equinor and its partners started production from the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Today, 17 December gas from the Aasta Hansteen field is available to the market for the first … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies AG and IDEX Biometrics partner to advance the biometric card landscape

Joint news release by Infineon and IDEX Biometrics MUNICH/ OSLO, 03-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Working together to advance the biometric card landscape: Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), the global leader in smart card payment solutions, and IDEX Biometrics … Read the full press release

Infront remains the exclusive marketing rights partner for all BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon events in Germany and Norway

German Ski and Norwegian Biathlon Associations extend marketing rights cooperation for all Biathlon World Cups Salzburg, Austria, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The German Ski Association (DSV) and Norwegian Biathlon Association (NSSF) have extended their cooperation with Infront ahead of time through … Read the full press release

Orkla’s corporate website named best in Norway by communications firm Comprend

The communications firm Comprend has ranked the websites of listed Norwegian companies, and Orkla.com has won first place for the fourth year in a row. OSLO, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — This is an annual ranking and it is the fourth … Read the full press release

Yara welcomes Lars Røsæg as EVP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

OSLO, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lars Røsæg will take up the position of EVP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect. Petter Østbø has stepped down as CFO and will leave the company.“I am pleased to welcome Lars Røsæg into Yara … Read the full press release

Ericsson signs new deal with Telenor Group to transform its 5G core network in Sweden, Denmark and Norway

Ericsson to transform Telenor’s core network in Sweden, Denmark and Norway by deploying Ericsson Cloud Core solutions for 5G across multiple data centers New deal encompasses Ericsson’s full portfolio of Virtualized Network Functions (VNF) and related services Telenor subscribers will … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen: LAB Entreprenør entered into an agreement with Skjoldnes Utvikling AS for the construction of 65 apartments in Bergen, Norway

OSLO, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LAB Entreprenør, a company in AF Gruppen (AFG), has entered into an agreement with Skjoldnes Utvikling AS regarding the construction of 65 apartments at Skjoldnes in Bergen municipality. The construction project is located at Lake … Read the full press release

Telenor kicks off 5G trial in Kongsberg, Norway; the first in Scandinavia

Today (8 November 2018), Telenor Group launched the very first 5G pilot in Scandinavia. The pilot will serve as a testbed for the superfast fifth generation mobile network in Norway. Kongsberg, Norway, 12-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The pilot was launched during … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies and NEXT Biometrics join forces to develop a reference design for biometric payment cards

Includes all Elements to Simplify and Expedite Biometric Smart Card Technology Joint Market News of NEXT Biometrics and Infineon Technologies MUNICH/ OSLO, 09-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), the global leader in smart card payment solutions … Read the full press release

Cobots and RPA Gain Centerstage in Automotive Robotics Space; Labor Issues Prevail as a Key Challenge

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Robotics in the automotive industry has been acclaimed as the impetus behind driving optimization and rethinking of production and process through innovative measures. Prospect of artificial intelligence is promising, with the ability to … Read the full press release