Tag Archives: Sweden

Nordex Group Surpasses 5 GW Milestone in Nordic Region with Kalistanneva Wind Farm Installation

(IN BRIEF) The Nordex Group celebrates surpassing 5 GW of installed capacity in the Nordic region with the installation of a N163/5.X turbine at the Kalistanneva wind farm in Finland. With over 1,200 turbines across Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway, … Read the full press release

Mutares Completes Acquisition of Eltel Networks, Strengthens Goods & Services Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) Mutares SE & Co. KGaA has finalized the acquisition of Eltel Networks Energetyka S.A. and Eltel Networks Engineering S.A. from Eltel AB, marking a strategic move to bolster its Goods & Services segment. These entities, recognized leaders in … Read the full press release

Stora Enso and Altris Unite to Drive Eco-Friendly Battery Solutions in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Stora Enso and Altris, a Swedish sodium-ion battery developer, have joined forces to propel the advancement and commercialization of a sustainable battery value chain in Europe. The collaboration centers on integrating Stora Enso’s Lignode®—a sustainable hard carbon derived … Read the full press release

RWE and Smålandshamnar AB Join Forces to Boost Offshore Wind Logistics in Baltic Sea

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a prominent offshore wind leader, and Smålandshamnar AB, operator of the Port of Oskarshamn, have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on logistics operations for future offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. This partnership … Read the full press release

Hydro Extrusion Sweden Launches Onsite Renewable Energy Production for Zero Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Hydro Extrusion in Sweden takes a significant step towards achieving zero emissions by initiating onsite production of renewable energy. The company, through its renewable energy subsidiary Hydro Rein, completes phase one of the project, installing rooftop and ground-mounted … Read the full press release

Valokuitunen: Transforming Finland’s Fiber Landscape with CapMan Infra and Telia Company

(IN BRIEF) CapMan Infra and Telia Company’s joint venture, Valokuitunen Oy, has emerged as the leading fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) provider in Finland, witnessing exponential growth from 20,000 to over 300,000 households within a few years. The company’s success is attributed to … Read the full press release

IKEA Stores Transform Car Parks into Flea Markets to Promote Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) As part of the ongoing ‘Keep good things going’ campaign, IKEA Retail countries like Belgium, France, and Sweden are converting their store car parks into flea markets to encourage customers to extend the lifespan of their products. The … Read the full press release

Vossloh Expands into Swedish Rail Infrastructure Market with Acquisition of Scandinavian Track Group

(IN BRIEF) Vossloh, a leading provider of rail infrastructure solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Scandinavian Track Group (STG), a renowned provider of rail track maintenance services in Sweden. With a focus on switches, maintenance, welding services, and inspection … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Achieves Full ResponsibleSteel Certification Across European Sites, Leading Sustainable Steel Production in the Nordics

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a leading manufacturer in sustainable stainless steel, has secured the ResponsibleSteel certification for all its production facilities in Europe, making it the first Nordic company to earn this accolade for all seven of its sites across Finland, … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Completes Acquisition of NAF AB, Expanding Control Valve Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, a global technology group, has finalized the acquisition of NAF AB’s business, bolstering its product range in process control and automation systems for pulp and paper mills and other industrial plants. This acquisition strengthens ANDRITZ’s Intelligent Instruments … Read the full press release

EU Blue Champions Program Unveils Top Ocean Innovators, Promotes Sustainable Growth

(IN BRIEF) The European Commission and the European Investment Bank revealed the 20 selected “EU Blue Champions,” representing diverse sectors such as tidal and wind energy, underwater robotics, and satellite data applications. Chosen from Croatia to Sweden, these champions demonstrated … Read the full press release

STARK Group Expands Logistics with New Central Warehouse in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) STARK Group announces the opening of a vast central warehouse in Eskilstuna, Sweden, marking a significant investment in the company’s logistics infrastructure. With a sprawling expanse of 63,000 square meters, equivalent to 12 football fields, the warehouse is … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Enhances Sustainability and Efficiency at Essity’s Paper Mill in Prudhoe

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has completed the upgrade of the combustion system on a through-air drying (TAD) tissue machine at Essity’s paper mill in Prudhoe, marking the third such upgrade for the global hygiene and health company. The … Read the full press release

NIB and Aktia Bank Partner to Boost SMEs and Environmental Projects in Finland with EUR 75 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Aktia Bank Plc have joined forces in a seven-year EUR 75 million loan agreement aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), smaller mid-caps (SMCs), and environmental projects in Finland. With a commitment … Read the full press release

Husqvarna Secures EUR 100 Million Loan for Electric Equipment R&D

  (IN BRIEF) Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Husqvarna AB, a Swedish outdoor power products manufacturer, have inked a EUR 100 million 7-year loan pact to fund research and development (R&D) efforts from 2022 to 2024 in electrifying motorized equipment. … Read the full press release

Neste Successfully Converts Discarded Tires into High-Quality Raw Material for Chemicals and Plastics

(IN BRIEF) Neste has achieved a significant milestone in chemical recycling by processing pyrolysis oil derived from discarded vehicle tires, supplied by Scandinavian Enviro Systems, into high-quality raw material for new plastics and chemicals at its refinery in Porvoo, Finland. … Read the full press release

GKN Aerospace Secures Contract with Swedish Defence for Future Fighter Systems Development

(IN BRIEF) GKN Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct conceptual studies for advanced power and propulsion systems in support of future fighter systems. The agreement, spanning two years with the possibility … Read the full press release

Fortum Commits to Clean Energy Future with Malta Hydropower Plant Modernization

(IN BRIEF) Fortum embarks on a EUR 20 million investment to modernize the historic Malta hydropower plant in Uvån, Sweden, dating back to 1914. This extensive modernization aims to enhance the plant’s efficiency, extend its lifespan, and increase annual production … Read the full press release

Ericsson Chooses SAP IBP to Strengthen Global Supply Chain Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) In a strategic move to enhance operational efficiencies within its extensive global supply chain network, Ericsson, a prominent figure in 5G and communication technologies, has opted for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP) solution. As … Read the full press release

DHL Expands Parcel Locker Network in Sweden to Cater to Growing E-commerce Demands

(IN BRIEF) DHL announces plans to expand its out-of-home delivery network in Sweden by introducing approximately 1,000 new parcel lockers in 2024, focusing primarily on metropolitan areas. Partnering with iBoxen, DHL aims to strengthen its capacity and capabilities in the … Read the full press release

SSAB to Build State-of-the-Art Fossil-Free Mini-Mill in Luleå, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) SSAB’s Board of Directors has approved the construction of a cutting-edge fossil-free mini-mill in Luleå, Sweden, marking a significant step in the company’s transition to sustainable steel production. The new mill, with a capacity of 2.5 million tons … Read the full press release

Logicor Expands Nordic Footprint with Strategic Land Acquisitions in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) On March 27, 2024, Logicor, a prominent player in European logistics real estate, finalized the acquisition of two greenfield land plots in key logistics hubs in Sweden. With plans to develop over 100,000 sqm of new logistics space, … Read the full press release

Infineon and Ekkono Collaborate to Enhance Automotive AI Development with AURIX Microcontrollers

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG and Ekkono Solutions have joined forces to address the unique challenges faced by automotive component suppliers and OEMs in ensuring optimal vehicle performance and safety. Leveraging Infineon’s AURIX™ microcontroller family, Ekkono offers a sophisticated software … Read the full press release

Eurojust Coordinates Cross-Border Arrests in Cannabis Trafficking Case

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust has facilitated the collaborative efforts of Swedish and Spanish authorities leading to the arrest of four individuals implicated in the wholesale and transportation of cannabis and other illegal substances. The operation, centered around a main suspect allegedly … Read the full press release

EIB Supports Skellefteå’s Social Housing Drive Amidst Green Industrialization

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is backing Skellefteå Kommun in Sweden with a SEK 800 million loan (€70 million) to facilitate the construction of 743 new, energy-efficient social housing units. These homes, vital amidst the green industrialization, especially … Read the full press release

Hydro Extrusions to Sell Kaunas Plant, Ensuring Employee Continuity

(IN BRIEF) Hydro Extrusions has announced an agreement to sell its fabrication unit in Kaunas, Lithuania, to VE Invest UAB. The Kaunas plant, with approximately 170 employees, serves as a fabrication unit for Hydro’s extrusion plants in Sweden and Denmark. … Read the full press release

Boliden’s Multi-Billion Investment Drive: New Tech Breakthroughs and Environmental Commitments

(IN BRIEF) Boliden, a leading mining and smelting company, has unveiled a significant investment plan totaling SEK 4.8 billion in a new tank house at Rönnskär, set to enhance copper cathode and precious metal production by 2026. Additionally, investments in … Read the full press release

NIB Supports Nefab Group’s Expansion with EUR 50 Million Loan Agreement

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a EUR 50 million loan agreement with Nefab Group AB, a Swedish industrial packaging company, to facilitate its acquisitions of US PolyFlex Products Inc. and Swiss Cargopack group AG, as well … Read the full press release

Södra Partners with ANDRITZ for Sustainable Upgrade of Mörrum Pulp Mill

(IN BRIEF) In a move towards enhancing sustainability and efficiency, Swedish forest industry group Södra has collaborated with international technology conglomerate ANDRITZ to upgrade three electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) at the Mörrum pulp mill. This mechanical and electrical refurbishment aims to … Read the full press release

Nordic Investment Bank Commits EUR 125 Million Loan to Boost Innovation at Valmet Oyj

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has finalized a EUR 125 million 8-year loan agreement with Finnish company Valmet Oyj to support its research and development (R&D) initiatives in Finland and Sweden from 2023 to 2025. Valmet, a global … Read the full press release

wpd Achieves Wind Energy Milestones in Sweden and Finland

(IN BRIEF) wpd, a leading developer of onshore wind energy projects in Europe, has achieved significant milestones in Sweden and Finland. In Sweden, they’ve commissioned the Stöllsäterberget wind farm and secured contracts for future projects. In Finland, wpd is progressing … Read the full press release

ESS and Alfa Laval Spearhead Sustainable District Heating Initiative in Lund, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) The European Spallation Source (ESS) and Alfa Laval are leading a groundbreaking initiative to connect recovered, fossil-free waste heat from ESS to Lund’s district heating network in Sweden. Alfa Laval will provide heat exchangers using emission-free steel from … Read the full press release

EuroMaint Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Maintenance Center in Nässjö, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) EuroMaint, a subsidiary of the CAF Group and a leading railway services provider, marks the opening of a modern maintenance center in Nässjö, Sweden. The 35,000 square meters facility, strategically located, will maintain new trains delivered by CAF … Read the full press release

NIB and Billerud Aktiebolag Ink SEK 400 Million Deal for Sustainable Packaging R&D

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Billerud Aktiebolag (publ) have finalized a SEK 400 million investment loan agreement to support Billerud’s research and development (R&D) activities from 2023 to 2026. Billerud, a leading Swedish paper and packaging materials … Read the full press release

Stora Enso and SEB Forge Path for Forest Industry Entrepreneurs with Innovative Financing Model

(IN BRIEF) Stora Enso’s innovative Harvesting Partner concept, aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and skillful operators in the forest industry, has expanded across Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Lithuania since its launch in November 2022. In collaboration with SEB, Stora Enso has … Read the full press release

Hydro Rein Partners with IOWN Energy for Large-Scale Wind Power Projects in Sweden and Norway

(IN BRIEF) Hydro Rein, Hydro’s renewable growth venture, has struck a deal with Swedish renewable energy developer IOWN Energy to acquire an 80 percent stake in a 2.4 GW portfolio of wind power projects in Sweden and Norway. The partnership … Read the full press release

Gasum Expands Filling Station Network to Meet Growing Demand for Biogas in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Gasum, an energy company, is set to open a new filling station in Vänersborg, Sweden, in collaboration with logistics firm Centralen, aiming to address the increasing demand for biogas across the Nordics. Scheduled to open on March 11, … Read the full press release

Michelin, Antin, and Enviro Collaborate on Revolutionary Tire Recycling Plant in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Michelin, in partnership with Antin and Enviro, has announced the construction of the first end-of-life tire recycling plant in Uddevalla, Sweden. This joint venture aims to recycle approximately 35,000 tons of used tires annually, creating up to 40 … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Group Records Historic €2.91 Billion Financing for Swedish Projects in 2023

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) provided a record-breaking €2.91 billion in financing for 32 projects in Sweden. The majority of funding (76.7%) was allocated to climate action and environmental sustainability initiatives, with notable support … Read the full press release

Gasum to Invest €62 Million in Borlänge Biogas Plant to Boost Renewable Energy Production

(IN BRIEF) Gasum, a Nordic energy company, is set to invest over €62 million in the construction of a biogas plant in Borlänge, Sweden. This initiative is part of Gasum’s larger plan to build five large-scale biogas plants in Sweden, … Read the full press release