Norway

Kvaerner aims for zero dividend decision amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the negative affects that has brought for the economy, the Norwegian-based engineering company, Kvaerner is setting precautions  so as to reduce any negative influence of the virus upon ongoing projects and future business opportunities.

Hurtigruten temporarily suspends operations

As a response to the global COVID-19 outbreak, Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten announced it will voluntarily stop operations from pole to pole until the end of April.

EU ferry lines halt operations amid COVID-19

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many are the European ferry companies that have announced service suspension on several sea routes, in efforts to mitigate the rapid transmission of the virus, also following many countries that issue restricted port guidelines.

Norway investigates disconnected gangway incident on Floatel Endurance

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) launched an investigation into a disconnected gangway incident involving the mobile facility Floatel Endurance, on 29 February 2020. The accommodation rig was connected to the Martin Linge facility in the North Sea when the accident occurred.

Norway gives the nod for Skogul field in North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted its consent for start-up of the Skogul field in the North Sea, to be operated by Norawy-based Aker BP. Recoverable resources are estimated at 1.5 million standard cubic metres of oil (9.4 million bbls).

Norway issues vessel certificates electronically

The Norwegian Maritime Authority announced that it is now issuing electronic CLB and CLC certificates. As of today, 1,400 certificates are already in place. Starting February 20, the CLB and CLC certificates will be displayed on the “My side vessel” portal.

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