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Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Norwegian company Ekornes opens new headquarters in Sydney

As a part of the Embassy’s ongoing dialogue and cooperation with Norwegian business, Ambassador Unni Kløvstad, hosted a network lunch for Norwegian companies in Sydney, with participants from  EkornesFuelBoxImatisMeltwaterNorske SkogQ-FreeScandinavian Business SeatingWavetrain Systems and Wilhelmsen Ships Service among others.

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The Norwegian Embassy in Canberra and the Consulate General in Sydney along with Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Norwegian companies, make up Team Norway in Sydney. The Team works to strengthen cooperation and a sense of community among Norwegian actors in order to promote Norwegian value creation overseas.


Whilst in Sydney, The Ambassador also visited the office of the Norwegian company Imatis, which is Scandinavia’s leading digital health application provider. The Ambassador was given an interesting presentation of the Imatis Visi solution which is a complete system for managing resources, processes and collaboration along the patient pathway. Imatis’ innovative health application is already in use at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and at 11 of Healthscope’s hospitals.

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Statoil launches new subsea concept

During the Barents Sea Conference in Hammerfest today, Statoil presented a new subsea concept that is designed to reduce cost and increase efficiency. This concept is called Cap-X.

Cap-X was today presented by Margareth Øvrum, Statoils’, Vice President for Technology, Projects and Drilling.

"Once again we aim to drive subsea technology development on the Norwegian continental shelf together with our industry partners. The potential for increased efficiency and reduced costs can make this the next standard within subsea templates," says Margareth Øvrum.

"With Cap-X, Statoil is one step closer to a “plug and play” solution on the seabed."

This technology increases the efficiency of horizontal drilling in shallow reservoirs.

To read the full article, go here.


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LNG-powered vessel first for Australia

Woodside today signed a five-year charter contract with Norwegian company Siem Offshore Australia Pty Ltd.

This agreement delivers Australia its first LNG-powered (Liquified Natural Gas) marine support vessel in 2017.

Woodside is Australia’s most experienced LNG operator and largest independent oil and gas company.

The company is currently working towards a greener future by reducing vessel greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions among other areas.

Visit the Woodside website to view the full media press release.


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Norwegian shipping company Siem Offshore is coming to Australia!

Siem Offshore has been awarded a contract through their wholly owned subsidiary Siem Offshore Australia for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel “Siem Topas” of Woodside Energy, according to a statement on Friday.

- This is a very good day for us. It is a tough market and we are not ensuring eighteen months of work every day, says Siem Offshore CEO Idar Hillersøy to

The vessel will operate in Australia, and the contract is expected to begin in May 2016. The duration is 18 months plus options, the statement said.

Siem Offshore has five AHTS vessels and two supply ships laid up at the buoys, according to Sysla.

Read the article here.

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