Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

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

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 measures taken … Read the full press release

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

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 of Telenor’s … Read the full press release

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

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 surveillance during … Read the full press release

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

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 August 2019 … Read the full press release

Skanska takes part in major transformation of Ulven district in Oslo

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 Oslo. The … 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

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 largest companies … Read the full press release

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

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, D & … Read the full press release

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

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, Nóa Kropp, … Read the full press release

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

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 the first … Read the full press release

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

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 antifouling with … Read the full press release

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

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 in 2019. … 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 HELSINKI, 3-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The next-generation 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the International Maritime Organization … Read the full press release

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

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 offers fudge … 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 OSLO / NEW YORK, 21-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — “Peace Bench” made out of aluminium from Hydro will be unveiled … Read the full press release

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