Smedvig to build new tender rig in Southeast Asia

Smedvig has entered into an agreement with Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bhd 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…

Per Kastrup has passed away

Mr. Per Kastrup , one of the most colourful of the long-time Danish residents in Thailand, passed away on January 16, 2003 at the age of 62 at General Hospital in Pattaya. He was cremated on Sunday, January 19 and on the following Sunday his ashes were strewn in the sea off Koh Lan outside…

Carlsberg Breweries strengthens its focus on Asia

Jesper Bjorn Madsen has been appointed Senior Vice President of Carlsberg Breweries A/S with primary responsibility for the Asian activities as of 1 August 2003 and will return to Copenhagen to take up this new responsibility.      Jesper Bjorn Madsen is currently CEO of Carlsberg Hong Kong Ltd. and Chief Operations Officer responsible for Carlsberg Asia’s…

Nordic Capital takes over Maersk Medical

The Swedish investment company Nordic Capital has taken over Maersk Medical, which among others production facilities in Singapore and Malaysia.      Maersk Medical is one of Denmark’s leading med-tech companies. Maersk Medical develops, produces and markets sterile single-use medical devices to the health care sector. The product portfolio includes disposable medical devices such as catheters, surgical…

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…

Thailand calls on Danish biotech expertise

Thailand has called on Danish expertise to assist with its DKK 1.5 billion (USD 210 million) science park north of Bangkok. Researchers from the Danish food ingredient giant Chr. Hansen have been asked to construct a “wish list” for building a state of the art biotech laboratory and fermentation plant. Two researchers from the company,…

Denmark bringing clean technology to Thailand

The Royal Danish Embassy, Bangkok, on January 22 held a seminar on Danish Energy Experiences to promote energy conservation and renewable energy. Financial support under a Danish government’s scheme was also presented for future possibilities of business cooperation in Thailand.      Danish Ambassador to Bangkok H.E. Mr. Ulrik Helwek-Larsen opened the seminar which was held at…

Dumex back on track in Thailand

EAC Nutrition is now back on track in Thailand following six months of intensive marketing activities since the company was last summer forced to withdraw two products from the Thai market.      In a press release issued by EAC in January, the company freely admits that the product recall had a negative impact on a series…