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Indonesia to receive $56 million reward from Norway for reducing emission

Indonesia will receive a $56 million fund from Norway as a reward for the Southeast Asian country’s efforts and success in reducing deforestation and carbon emission, reports the Indonesian daily The Jakarta Post. The Indonesian effort and Norwegian reward are under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) scheme. “The grant is a…

Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya continues to give back to Thai locals

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church’s weekly event handing out food packages to Thai locals in Pattaya, distributed on 21 May 2020 a record breaking 3.000 packages. As each package contains produce and ingredients equivalent to 10 meals, the Church in effect distributed 30.000 meals, announces the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in its newsletter. Volunteers from Kohn Norway…

Swede Nick Jonsson and partners purchase EGN Singapore franchise

“The way we network is changing now and it will probably be with us for the rest of our lives; it will be a different networking landscape when we come out of this,” believes Nick Jonsson from the knowledge-sharing network Executives’ Global Network (EGN) in Singapore. The Swede, whose career in Southeast Asia is already…

Scandinavian governments donate relief fund to Taal volcano eruption victims in the Philippines

Denmatk, Norway and Sweden are part of a multi national donor group of countries that will resume dispersing relief to people affected by the current eruption of the Taal Vocano in the Philippines. The distribution of cash grant was disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak. The other donors and partners of the relief effort include the Red…

Wilhelmsen started crowd funding to support seafarers during Covid-19 crisis

Wilhelmsen, the Norwegian ship management company announced that they have started supporting a crowdfunding campaign by Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund to support affected seafarers during Covid-19 crisis, on 20 May 2020. The Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund helps provide support where it is most needed by seafarers and their families, often in life-changing situations. The Wilhelmsen statement said…

Norwegian embassy Singapore invited all to share fun 17 May moment digitally

The Royal embassy of Norwegian in Singapore invites all Norwegians (and friends of Norway) celebrating Constitution day on 17 May to join a fun photo challenge. Since Singapore is currently in Circuit Breaker measures to curb numbers of Covid-19 infection along with many countries, This way Norwegians, families and friends living in Singapore can share…

The Philippines re-open Embassy in Stockholm

The Philippines’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) published an official announcement on 15 May 2020. The subject regarding reopening of the Philippine Embassy in Stockholm, after the office was closed for eight years and will start offering consular services to Filipinos in Sweden and Finland. In the past, Philippine consular services were conducted through the…

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Wärtsilä Regas modules supplied for China’s first new built FSRU

The technology group Wärtsilä published an official statement on the latest accomplishment of successfully managed and completed delivery of three large-scale regasification modules for China’s first new built LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU), on 12 May 2020. The ‘Transgas Power’, the vessel, was built at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai for…

Norwegian offshore engineering won Malaysian base crude oil production company contract

Norwegian offshore EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) contractor Aragon has won a contract to deliver topside modules for Malaysia-based Yinson’s Anna Nery FPSO that will produce oil from Petrobras’ Marlim field in Brazil. The Bergen-based company, part of Singapore’s SembMarine, said that the contract covers the engineering, procurement, and construction of 7 modules for the gas…