Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

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

DNV GL’s new position paper sets out the importance of standardisation in enabling the growth of digital applications in the maritime industry

OSLO, 20-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Classification society DNV GL has released a new position paper setting out the importance of standardisation in enabling the growth of digital applications in the maritime industry. Drawing from the experiences gained from digital pilot projects … Read the full press release

World’s most used and recognized offshore pipeline standard updated by DNV GL

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The most used and recognized offshore pipeline standard in the world has been updated to reflect the latest pipeline research and developments by DNV GL, the quality assurance and risk management company, and other … Read the full press release

Yara signs mining agreement in Ethiopia for its Dallol potash mine

Yara will sign a mining agreement with the Ethiopian authorities, making possible the future development of the Yara Dallol potash mine. OSLO, 08-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ —  The mining agreement will be signed today at a ceremony in Addis Abeba by Ethiopian Minister … Read the full press release

Yara International ASA to acquire Adapt-N owner Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC)

OSLO, 07-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara International ASA completed the acquisition of Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC), which operates Adapt-N, a leading nitrogen recommendation platform in the US that improves farmer profitability and agricultural sustainability. In line with Yara’s strategy to accelerate … Read the full press release

Stadler to perform first line maintenance for ten FLIRT trains of NSB Gjøvikbanen in Norway

Bussnang, Switzerland, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (26 October 2017), Erik Røhne, chairman of NSB Gjøvikbanen, and Jürg Gygax, Executive Vice President of Stadler, signed a maintenance contract for ten FLIRT trains for a period of three years. For Stadler, this … Read the full press release

Orkla Food Ingredients to acquire 100% of the shares in Arne B. Corneliussen AS

OSLO, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Idun Industri AS, Orkla Food Ingredients has signed an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares in Arne B. Corneliussen AS (“Arne B. Corneliussen”), a leading manufacturer and supplier to the … Read the full press release

99X Technology drives digital disruption at Webdagene 2017 Oslo

Oslo, Norway, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading software product engineering specialist 99X Technology recently showcased at Webdagene 2017, Scandinavia’s largest customer experience conference, organized by Netlife Design Norway. The show which housed over 15 Exhibitors and entertained more than 1,000 … Read the full press release

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NIB, Sparebank 1 SR-Bank to finance investments and environmental projects of SMEs in Norway

HELSINKI, 23-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Norway’s Sparebank 1 SR-Bank ASA have signed a six-year loan programme totaling EUR 120 million to finance investments and environmental projects for the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps. The projects to be funded … Read the full press release

Fortum makes final investment decision on the Sørfjord windfarm in Northern Norway

ESPOO, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum has made a final investment decision on the Sørfjord windfarm in Northern Norway. Sørfjord is part of the wind portfolio that Fortum acquired from Nordkraft earlier this year. The Sørfjord wind park will have 23 … Read the full press release

Yara International ASA 3Q 2017 results will be released on Thursday 19 October 2017

OSLO, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara International ASA third quarter 2017 results will be released on Thursday 19 October 2017. The results will be available at www.yara.com from 08:00 CEST.The results will be presented at 09:30 CEST by President and CEO Svein Tore Holsether and CFO … Read the full press release

Ramboll presents smart mobility solutions at the Nordic Edge conference and expo in Stavanger, Norway

Ramboll solutions to help increase mobility in cities are high on the agenda at the leading smart cities conference Nordic Edge being held this week. COPENHAGEN, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Increasing urbanisation is putting a strain on cities like never … Read the full press release

DNV GL and UNIDO to help the textile industry manage water consumption more sustainably

OSLO, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population, a number which is projected to rise. While about 2.5 per cent of the world’s water is freshwater, only 0.5 per cent of that … Read the full press release

Cecilie B. Heuch succeeds Jon Erik Haug as Executive VP and Chief People Officer at Telenor Group

Telenor Group today (21 August 2017) announced that Cecilie B. Heuch has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, effective 1st December 2017. Heuch succeeds Jon Erik Haug who will stay in his current role until Heuch joins … Read the full press release

MTG will show live matches from DKB Handball-Bundesliga each week from the 2017/2018 season

STOCKHOLM, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to the DKB Handball-Bundesliga for the next six seasons – bringing world class handball action to fans in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on TV, online and mobile. … Read the full press release

Norwegian graduates design autonomous smart “robot containers” that can revolutionise production and distribution of aquaculture products

The seafood industry must comply with increasingly strict demands of consumers on sustainable seafood production. For that reason, a group of Norwegian graduates have spent their summer developing smart “robot containers” with cooling systems that can sail to ports without … Read the full press release

New data analytics application developed to predict unplanned shutdowns at Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg production platform

Opportunities for digitalization are currently being embraced by the oil and gas sector. However, there are few practical use cases of it yet. Lundin Norway and DNV GL have developed the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns … Read the full press release

ISS to provide integrated facility services in Norway, Sweden and Denmark to Telenor’s more than 5,000 facilities

COPENHAGEN, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ISS has signed a letter of intent for delivering integrated facility services in Norway, Sweden and Denmark to Telenor’s more than 5,000 facilities. The contract duration is 5 years with option of extending up to … Read the full press release

Classification society’s first offshore drone survey done by DNV GL on Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea

DNV GL surveyors have carried out the classification society’s first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea. This 25,383 GT tender support vessel (TSV) is owned and operated by Prosafe, supporting Statoil’s drilling operations … Read the full press release

Hydro to purchase Orkla’s 50% interest in Sapa

Orkla and Norsk Hydro (“Hydro”) have entered into an agreement whereby Hydro is to purchase Orkla’s 50% interest in Sapa. The sale is in line with Orkla’s strategy of being a leading branded consumer goods company.  OSLO, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

BOURBON to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations

Marseille, France /Kongsberg, Norway, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading marine Offshore services company, BOURBON has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for … Read the full press release

NIB signs loan to finance new, four-lane section of the E18 motorway in Telemark County, Norway

HELSINKI, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and the Norwegian toll-road operator Vegfinans E18 Telemark AS have signed a 20-year maturity loan totalling NOK 1 billion (EUR 105 million) for the construction of a new section of the E18 motorway in Telemark County. The loan will … Read the full press release

Ulrike Haugen appointed Chief Communications Officer at the DNV GL Group

Ulrike Haugen has taken up the position of Chief Communications Officer at the DNV GL Group. Due to her extensive experience, background and knowledge of the industries in which DNV GL is involved, Haugen adds valuable competence to the company’s … Read the full press release

Open source digital platform to build digital twins of real ships

Rolls-Royce, The Norwegian University of Technology Science (NTNU), research organisation SINTEF Ocean, and classification society DNV GL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of creating an open source digital platform for use in the development of … Read the full press release