Category Archives: Norway

Press Releases & News from Norway distributed via EuropaWire

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

Greenbird Integration Technology AS: We are excited to welcome Bill Joss as our new Chairman

OSLO, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — European Smart Meter software company greenbird Integration Technology AS appoints Bill Joss as Chairman of the Board to support international expansion. Greenbird is a profitable and rapidly growing software vendor and technology-leader in IT integration in … Read the full press release

Italian ship owner d’Amico Group to use Marlink’s Sealink Premium Plus VSAT

Telemar and Marlink to bundle VSAT, L-Band and XChange Universal Remote Access to improve on board IT network support OSLO/PARIS/ROME, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian ship owner and long-term Telemar customer d’Amico Group has selected Marlink’s Sealink Premium Plus VSAT … Read the full press release

DNV GL to contribute to the development of an industry-wide, standard-agnostic assessment framework in the apparel and footwear sector

OSLO, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL – Business Assurance has joined the Social & Labor Convergence Project (SLCP), and will be one of the signatories contributing to the development of an industry-wide, standard-agnostic assessment framework in the apparel and footwear … Read the full press release

Statoil published the 7th edition of its Energy Perspectives report

STAVANGER, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Statoil expects substantial changes in the global energy mix. In moving towards a low-carbon energy system, new renewables may increase from just over one percent of total primary energy demand in 2014 to almost twenty percent … Read the full press release

Statoil now operator of EPP 39 and EPP40 in the Great Australian Bight

STAVANGER, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Statoil has signed a swap agreement with BP and has been granted regulatory approval to take over two exploration permits and extend its work program in the Great Australian Bight. The agreement between Statoil and … Read the full press release

Jon Erik Reinhardsen elected new chair of Statoil’s board of directors

STAVANGER, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a meeting in the Corporate Assembly of Statoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) on 6 June 2017 Jon Erik Reinhardsen was elected as new chair of Statoil’s board of directors. Chair of the board Øystein Løseth … Read the full press release

Ramboll to investigate the feasibility of replacing diesel by biogas on the railroads in Norway

Many Norwegian trains run on diesel, but biogas may be a green and cost-efficient alternative. Ramboll has been commissioned with a feasibility study. COPENHAGEN, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ramboll is carrying out a study for Norsk Gassforum – a collaboration between … Read the full press release

Telenor survey: Asian youth most passionate for education, climate change and global warming

New digital survey reveals surprising attitudes among Asian youth, including views on how best to empower youth leaders and the role of technology in supporting social causes and promoting Peace. FORNEBU, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor Group today released the findings … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen to build new helicopter base for the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA)

OSLO, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA) has nominated AF Gruppen (AFG) as contractor for a new helicopter base at Lakselv airport, Banak. This is a similar base to the one AF is currently building at Ørlandet. … Read the full press release

Thailand’s state enterprise TOT selects Telenor’s dtac as preferred partner for its 2300 MHz spectrum

FORNEBU, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thailand’s state enterprise TOT has today announced that Telenor’s Thai subsidiary dtac has been selected as the preferred partner for 4G services on TOT’s 2300 MHz spectrum. “I am pleased that TOT has selected dtac as … Read the full press release

DONG Energy to sell DONG E&P A/S to INEOS for DKK 7.0 billion

​DONG Energy has today agreed to divest the entire share capital of DONG E&P A/S to INEOS for an unconditional payment of USD 1,050 million (DKK 7.0 billion) on a cash and debt free basis, a contingent payment of USD … Read the full press release

Kudelski’s Conax to present its benchmark on-site and cloud-based Conax Contego content protection platform at CommunicAsia 2017

Demonstrating low-risk entry to advanced services: Award winning Conax GO Live complete live-TV streaming platform – record time-to-market and new compelling user features Featuring Conax Contego-as-a-Service flexible cloud-based content protection; unique back-end offers card- or cardless broadcast security, simplified IPTV … Read the full press release

DNV GL will work with stakeholders from across the wind industry on Joint Industry Project

A new recommended practice will provide industry guidance on optimal collection and assessment of site conditions which will lead to time, cost and risk reduction in offshore wind farm designing HAMBURG, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL invites industry partners to … Read the full press release

DNV GL to present modern classification solutions at Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo

OSLO, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We kick off the week with the DNV GL Conference. It will take place Monday, 29 May, a day before the trade fair officially opens, from 11:00–15:30 in the Felix Conference Centre in Oslo, Aker Brygge. … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to equip Norwegian Coastal Administration’s new vessel OV Ryvingen with hybrid system

DERBY, 16-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Norwegian Coastal Administration’s new multipurpose vessel OV Ryvingen will be its second to combine traditional diesel power with battery-driven operation. The battery pack that Rolls-Royce has been commissioned to equip the Ryvingen with will … Read the full press release

Lemminkäinen signs EUR 20 million contracts for rebuilding two roads in Norway

HELSINKI, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lemminkäinen and the Norwegian Public Road Administration’s Northern Region have signed an agreement on the rebuilding of the FV6 Hagebyveien road in Harstad, northern Norway. Construction work is due to start in May 2017 and will … Read the full press release

YARA Birkeland – world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship with zero emissions

OSLO, 11-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The vessel “YARA Birkeland” will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship, with zero emissions. Operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from YARA’s Porsgrunn production plant … Read the full press release

The Kudelski Group to acquire Digital Video Norge AS (DVnor)

The provider of media asset management (MAM) services will be worling closely with Conax DVnor will maintain brand and sales distribution channels; continued focus on serving core customer base for existing services Conax and DVnor will jointly work to create … Read the full press release