Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

DNV GL part of the due diligence of the Bjerkreim cluster of wind farms in Norway

OSLO, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today announced that the company’s technical expertise was an important part of the due diligence of the Bjerkreim cluster, a 294-megawatt group of … Read the full press release

DNV GL to support Shell’s Penguins Field redevelopment on the UK Continental Shelf

DNV GL has won a cross-service contract to support Shell’s Penguins Field redevelopment on the UK Continental Shelf. OSLO, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The contract with Shell involves a team which will deliver an integrated verification and class project for the … Read the full press release

DNV GL accredited by the Alliance for Water Stewardship to issue water management certificates

DNV GL has been accredited by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to issue certificates proving compliance with the AWS international standard for water management. OSLO, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The accreditation enables DNV GL to certify companies globally. Antonio … Read the full press release

Wienerberger acquires frost-resistant and pre-insulated plastic pipes producer in Norway, Isoterm AS

Specialized high-margin product of excellent quality – a perfect fit for the portfolio Acquisition is part of Wienerberger’s growth strategy with € 200 million earmarked for 2018 Ideal move to strengthen plastic pipe business in the Nordic core markets VIENNA, … Read the full press release

Hydro to industrialize world’s most climate and energy efficient aluminium electrolysis technology at the Karmøy technology pilot

All 60 electrolysis cells are now in operation at the Karmøy technology pilot, where Hydro aims to industrialize the world’s most climate and energy efficient aluminium electrolysis technology. OSLO, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Our aim is to be the global … Read the full press release

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited to build three coast guard vessels for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency

The contract signed with the Ministry agency NDMA values about 550 million euro TRIESTE, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD” or the “Company”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has announced that … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield ASA to acquire four 2014 built 3,800 TEU container vessels with 12-year bareboat charters to companies owned and guaranteed by CMB NV

LYSAKER, Norway, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA (“Ocean Yield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has agreed to acquire four 2014 built 3,800 TEU container vessels with 12-year bareboat charters to companies owned and guaranteed … Read the full press release

Skanska to build a new education facilities for the University of Bergen in Norway

STOCKHOLM, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with the University of Bergen to build a new education facilities at the campus area in Bergen, Norway. The contract is worth NOK 295 M, about SEK 310 million, which will … Read the full press release

Global equity fund SKAGEN Focus celebrates its third anniversary

Stavanger, Norway, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — There was clearly great demand for this type of fund when SKAGEN was launched as just a few months after inception on 26 May 2015, the high concentration global equity fund SKAGEN Focus had assets under … Read the full press release

Jotun launches innovative solution to simplify the process of marine onboard maintenance

SANDEFJORD, 04-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun has launched an innovative solution that brings simplicity, predictability and optimal quality to the process of marine onboard maintenance. SeaStock Management Solution will see Jotun effectively assuming full management of its customers’ onboard maintenance. … Read the full press release

DNV GL publishes its fourth annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report

PV module test results improve, yet significant failures persist BERKELEY, California, U.S., 29-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today published its fourth annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, the most … Read the full press release

Vattenfall awarded a contract from Facebook to provide wind integration and balancing services for three new wind projects in southwest Norway

Solna Municipality, Sweden, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Facebook have signed long-term supply and service agreements for integrating the output of three new Norwegian wind projects into the electric grid that provides power to Facebook’s Nordic data centres in Odense, … Read the full press release

Kalmar to deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway

HELSINKI, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in … Read the full press release

European Commission and Europa Nostra announce the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS/ THE HAGUE, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage … Read the full press release

Hydro announces the appointment of John Thuestad as new Executive Vice President, Bauxite & Alumina

Hydro has appointed John Thuestad as new Executive Vice President for the business area Bauxite & Alumina effective June 1. Thuestad has more than 30 years of international experience from the metal and mining industry OSLO, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ACCIONA Energia received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL

Certification was carried out in line with the GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice CHICAGO, IL, USA, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ACCIONA Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, today received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to maintain Siem Offshore’s deck machinery installations aboard 12 state-of-the art anchor handling vessels

DERBY, UK, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term service agreement with offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore for the maintenance of its deck machinery installations aboard 12 state-of-the art anchor handling vessels. The five-year Maintenance Inspection Programme (MIP) is … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen and OBOS to establish joint venture in building and construction – Construct Venture AS

OSLO, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen and OBOS are putting up 80 million to establish this joint venture initiative in building and construction – Construct Venture AS. The first investment for Construct Venture is being made in the company … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen to build the residential project Husebyhagen at Skedsmokorset in Akershus

OSLO, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen has signed a contract with Romerike Boligutvikling AS, a subsidiary of BORI BBL, to build the residential project Husebyhagen at Skedsmokorset in Akershus. Husebyhagen is a new residential project developed by Romerike Boligutvikling … Read the full press release

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