Norway News

PHOTO & VIDEO: Johan Castberg FPSO Sets Off for Norway

Feb 17, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine has delivered the Norwegian Barents Sea-bound Johan Castberg FPSO to Equinor. The FPSO has set off for Norway, loaded aboard Boskalis' Boka Vanguard semi-submersible heavy transportation vessel.Johan Castberg is Sembcorp Marine’s first EPC newbuild FPSO…

Norway to Launch 1.5 GW Offshore Wind Tender

Feb 09, 2022

Norway will launch later this year its first tender for bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines in the southern North Sea, planning to develop 1.5 gigawatt of electricity that will supply the Norwegian mainland, the country's government said on Wednesday…

Vattenfall, Seagust Team Up for Norway Offshore Wind Bid

Feb 08, 2022

Swedish utility Vattenfall will join the growing list of firms competing for licenses to build offshore wind farms off the coast of Norway, it said on Tuesday.Vattenfall is partnering with the Seagust joint venture formed by Norwegian investment…

High Gas Prices Push Norway's Dec Trade Surplus to Record

Jan 17, 2022

Norway's trade surplus rose to a new record in December, boosted by soaring prices for its natural gas exports, national statistics agency data showed on Monday.The December surplus hit 106 billion Norwegian crowns ($12.09 billion), beating a previous record of 84…

Solstad Offshore Gets Grant to Cut Offshore Vessel Emissions

Dec 22, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore ASA has received an 87 million crowns (~$9.79 million) grant from Innovation Norway to reduce emissions from its fleet.Including the funds from Innovation Norway, the company plans to invest investing more than 300 MNOK ($33…

Norway Grants $111M to Clean Hydrogen, Ammonia Projects

Dec 17, 2021

Norway on Friday granted 1 billion Norwegian crowns ($111 million) in support for three projects to produce emissions-free hydrogen and ammonia, aiding a transition to a low-carbon economy, the government said.The funding will be allocated to projects led by Yara…

Southern Norway Seen Tipping into Power Deficit by 2026 as Offshore Platform Electrification Grows

Dec 10, 2021

Norway's power production surplus is expected to fall significantly by 2026, with the south of the country moving into deficit owing to rapidly increasing demand, power grid operator Statnett said on Friday.Power demand in Norway is expected to grow to 158 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2026…

Lundin Energy Norway Names New Managing Director

Dec 02, 2021

Kristin Færøvik, Managing Director of Lundin Energy Norway, a Norwegian subsidiary of the Swedish oil firm Lundin, will retire from her position on December 31, 2021. Morten Grini has been appointed as the new Managing Director from January 1…

TotalEnergies, Iberdrola and Norsk Havvind Team Up for Offshore Wind Projects in Norway

Nov 03, 2021

TotalEnergies, Iberdrola and Norsk Havvind have teamed up to respond to the Norwegian authorities' call for tenders for the development of floating and bottom-fixed wind projects for a cumulated capacity of 4.5 GW at two offshore sites in southern Norway…

Gas Exports Lift Norway Trade Surplus Record High

Oct 15, 2021

Norway's trade surplus rose last month to a record level thanks to soaring revenues from selling gas from its offshore fields, national statistics agency (SSB) data showed on Friday.With a daily output of around four million barrels of oil equivalent…

Norway's Socialists Pull Out of Talks to Form Majority Government over Climate Policy

Sep 29, 2021

Norway's Socialist Left Party said on Wednesday it had pulled out of talks to form a majority coalition government following this month's election, a move likely to lead to the formation of a minority centre-left administration.Labour, the Centre…

UK and Norway Sign Deal On New Power Interconnector

Sep 17, 2021

Britain and Norway on Thursday signed a bilateral treaty on electricity interconnection to help formalize power trading between the two countries, Britain's ministry for business and energy (BEIS) said.The agreement comes ahead of the start…

Norway's Offshore Licensing Round Attracts Bids from 31 Oil Firms

Sep 15, 2021

Norway's annual licensing round of new acreage for oil and gas exploration, including some in the Arctic Barents Sea, has attracted bids from 31 oil companies, the country's energy ministry said on Wednesday.The ministry's announcement follows…

RWE, NTE, Havfram to Bid for Floating Wind Rights in Norway

Sep 10, 2021

Renewable energy firms RWE and NTE, and offshore services company Havfram, have signed a deal to jointly participate Norwegian government’s tender for floating offshore wind energy, which will begin later this year. By 2030, Norway, one of Europe's largest oil and gas producers…

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