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Norway shows off environmental technology at Entech Pollutec Asia

Norwegian Trade Council (NTC), Bangkok was representing Norwegian companies within the environmental sector at Entech Pollutec Asia 2003, which took place at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok from 24 to 28 July 2003.      The exhibition was officially opened by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr. Prapat Panyachadluk, together with…

Aker Kvaerner achieves safety milestone on Thai project

Aker Kvaerner’s construction work on the 165,000 tonne per year copper smelter and refinery being built for Thai Copper Industries has achieved one million manhours without a lost time accident.      The Norwegian engineering and construction group said in its recent press release that its strong HSE mindset and formal safety programs and procedures, combined with…

Monica Holmgren has passed away

Former Executive Director of the three Scandinavian chambers in Thailand, Ms. Monica Holmgren has passed away in Sweden, writes the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce website http://www.dancham.or.th      Monica Holmgren succeeded in 1994 Birgitta Ludtke as the Executive Director of the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, which…

Nera expects growth in Thailand’s fast growing ICT sector

For Nera, a medium-sized global supplier of fixed wireless and satellite communication equipment and systems, one of the most important business principles is “not trying to just sell the products, but working more as a technology partner.”      “We give our customers consultancy on what technology is available, how it works, the pros and cons, etc.…

THAI to fly Bangkok-Oslo direct

Thailand’s national airline, Thai Airways International (THAI), plans to launch its new direct flights from Bangkok to Oslo three times a week, starting January 1, 2004.      The planned introduction of the new flights was advertised in Norway in Thailand, the year book of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.      The airline currently flies Bangkok-Oslo route via European…

Maersk, I.M. Skaugen establish new gas carrier pool

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S and Norwegian marine transportation group I.M. Skaugen ASA on September 29 announced an establishment of a new gas carrier pool to commercially manage 5-12,000 cbm semi-refrigerated gas carriers.      The new pool, Maersk Norgas Gas Carriers (MNGC), has already commenced its operations since October 1, 2003, servicing customers…

Telenor’s DTAC links with iTV for news clips downloads

Telenor’s mobile phone operation in Thailand, Total Access Communications (DTAC), has joined rival and market leader, Advanced Info Service (AIS), in offering a video news clip service as part of its efforts to boost revenues.      DTAC announced last week it had signed an agreement with Shineedotcom and free-to-air TV operator, Independent TV (iTV), to offer…

Norwegian companies may explore oil/gas in Philippines

Norway’s two largest oil producers, Statoil ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA, may bid for some of the 46 areas in the Philippines’ first auction of oil-and-gas-exploration licenses, a global news agency reported quoting a government official.      The Philippine Department of Energy will visit the two Norwegian companies in Stavanger early October, Energy Undersecretary Eduardo Manalac…