Tag Archives: Trond Giske

New underwater robotics lab established

With the snip of a underwater robot claw, Norway's Minister of Trade and Industry cut the ribbon for a new underwater robotics laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Environmental monitoring of the ocean, marine research and the offshore oil and gas industry all demand strong technical expertise ...

Trond Giske host of this year’s Ny-Ålesund Symposium

Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske, is hosting the Ny-Ålesund symposium from 26 - 28 May 2011. This year's symposium has the theme "Towards a green economy: the role of technology" and will be dedicated to innovation and technological development. -The global climate and environmental challenges are not only a threat ...

Giske brings big group to Brazil

Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske, will visit Brazil February 17 – 21. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen business relations between Norway and Brazil. With him is a business delegation of about 130 people. This is the largest business delegation ever accompanying a Norwegian minister. - Obviously, ...

Discussing a trade agreement with Hong Kong

The ongoing negotiations on a trade agreement was the main topic when Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Trond Giske, had political conversations in Hong Kong this morning. - We expect to finish by the end of the year, Giske said. Negotiations between EFTA and Hong Kong started in January 2010 and are well under way. ...

Trond Giske to Qatar and the Emirates

Minister of Trade and Industry Mr. Trond Giske will next week visit Qatar and the United Arab Emirates with HRH Crown Prince Haakon and 60 industry representatives. During the visit the minister will attend the official opening of Hydro's project Qatalum and have several meetings on corporate social responsibility. Qatalum is the ...

General Electric expands offshore wind power activity in Norway

General Electric (GE) gives Norway a pivotal role in their strategy for offshore wind. The American company wants to create a new Offshore Technology Development Center in Oslo in addition to expanding its production of turbine demonstration units in Verdal. "GE’s announcement is very good news for Norway. GE’s decision illustrates that ...

Norwegian social model benefits value creation

Trond Giske (Photo: Henrik Kreilisheim)

A new leader for Norwegian industry-oriented research has taken the helm. The recently appointed Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske believes in user-driven research and seeks to encourage private companies to increase their R&D investments. Trond Giske is minister for a business sector that is thriving and an economic situation that is somewhat of a ...

Norwegian Government positive to participate in rights issue in Yara International ASA

Yara announced today that the company has signed a cash merger agreement with the North-American fertilizer company Terra Industries Inc. The transaction is planned to be supported by a rights issue of USD 2.0-2.5 billion. The Norwegian Government is, under certain conditions, positive to participate in the rights issue in Yara. "Yara is a world leader ...

Changes among the state secretaries

The Office of the Prime Minister has as Jan. 13 appointed Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen, state secretary, as acting state secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister for the duration of Ms. Rita Skjærvik’s maternity leave. At the same time Mr. Roger Solheim, political adviser, has been appointed acting state secretary in the Ministry of ...

Prominent guests visit Melkøya

US ambassador Barry B. White, Norwegian industry and trade minister Trond Giske and executive vice president Øystein Michelsen were at the Hammerfest LNG plant today. (Photo: Therese Bang Larsen)

Executive vice president Øystein Michelsen in Statoil welcomed Norwegian industry and trade minister Trond Giske and US ambassador Barry B. White to the Hammerfest LNG plant today. “It was gratifying to show these two distinguished guests a facility which has created such extensive spin-offs and enthusiasm in west Finnmark county,” he says. The visit was part of ...