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Smedvig to build new tender rig in Southeast Asia

Smedvig has entered into an agreement with Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bnd in South Malaysia for the purpose of building a new self erecting tender rig. The new unit is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2004, and capital expenditure is estimated to approximately US$67 million,including the derrick equipment set.      The tender rig…

SSS Garden Party 2003

Some 120 Danes, Swedes, Norwegian and Finns enjoyed the annual Garden Party, which took place Saturday 1st of February in the lovely garden of the Danish Ambassador Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen and his wife Christina Helweg-Larsen.      The setting was beautiful, the sky clear with shining stars, and the buffet dinner had a Scandinavian touch. The music,…

Norway encourages lao kids to read

Save the Children Norway has provided US$ 91,400 to produce magazines for children, in order to encourage them to read from an early age.      The memorandum was inked on 17 December 2002 at the Lao Youth Union by representative of Save the Children Norway Mr Beng Ajiro and Head of the Lao Youth Union Mr…

Nera sign broadband satellite contract with Shin Satellite

Nera ASA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Nera Broadband Satellite, has entered into an agreement with Shin Satellite to deliver gateways for use in the iPSTAR system, offering broadband communications via satellite.      The contract has a value of approximately NOK 125 million (USD 16.6 million). The agreement was signed in December 2002 and was registered…

NeraTel gets NOK 35 million WorldCommunicator contract in Philippines

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, a Nera ASA’s associated company in Singapore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, a Memorandum of Agreement and a Frame Supply Contract with Isaiah Verse 65 Foundation, Inc in the Philippines for the supply, delivery and implementation of 1,000 Nera WorldCommunicator with Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS) capabilities, and the Virtual Private…

Telenor meets PM Thaksin

The heads of Norwegian telecom giant Telenor and its Thai business partner Total Access Communication (DTAC) had a meeting with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at the Government House in January to discuss telecom policies and the investment outlook in Thailand. The meeting was also aimed at promoting liberalization and foreign investment in the industry.      The…

Malaysia buys Norwegian ammunition

Nammo AS of Norway and SME Ordnance Sdn. Bhd. (SMEO) of Malaysia have signed a long-term agreement covering co-operation on production of 25mm ammunition for the new Malaysian Armoured Combat Vehicle, ACV 300. The Malaysian Army has chosen the unique Nammo Multipurpose ammunition 25x137mm MP-SD-T MK2 and the US designed W-APFSDS-T ammunition for use in…

Norway in Asia seminar in March 2003

The conference takes place again this year at Beaufort Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on 13th and 14th March 2003, organised jointly by the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore, the Norwegian School of Management, the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and other embassies in the region.      The event is subtitled Experiences and Expectations. The three main…

Norway the Peace Maker

Norway in 2002 gained tremendous good will around the globe for its successful brokering of the peace process in Sri Lanka. For the Norwegian image in South East Asia, it added extra value that the negations were taking place in Thailand.      The first talks in Thailand in September were quickly followed up with more talks…

Norwegian businessmen support Thai AIDS orphans

The Norwegian Businessmen Charity Fund of Thailand in November raised an amazing 1,700,000 Thai Baht in support of a project for HIV Children in Chiang Mai which the Norwegian business community in Thailand has almost adopted.      For several years, the Norwegian businessmen living in Thailand and their friends have arranged a yearly Charity Lunch and…