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Norwegians Worldwide would like to invite all Norwegians and people with a connection to Norway to join the celebration of the Norwegian Constitutional Day, May 17.
There will be a celebration during the day with the traditional parade and lots of ice-dream and games for the children. This event will take place at the Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence from 10:45 – 13:30.
In the evening, the will be a gala dinner at Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit from 19:15.
We are delighted to announce that the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit is taking place in Singapore 16-18 April 2018. Started by the Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) in 1998, the Norway-Asia Business Summit has evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, the support apparatus of the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions in the region and as such it truly represents the “Team Norway” concept.
As always, the Summit will present opportunities for Norwegian companies in the region, as well as for colleagues coming from Norway, for a rich mix of discussions on business in Asia, Asian economics and Asian politics. The aim is to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in Asia through increased knowledge of political and economic trends, as well as market development in the region.
The main topics for the 2018 summit are within shipping, offshore, energy and new technologies. Consequently, the summit will focus on how the rapid digitalisation and transformation process will impact the industries and business environment in which the Norwegian companies in Singapore are operating. Further, the summit will focus on new opportunities for start-ups and involve successful entrepreneurships and up and coming companies in Asia. Finally, the Summit will also give attention to the ASEAN region, especially on political and economic trends.
The summit's website http://www.norway-asia.com will continually be updated as new information and programme is available.
Participating in the summit will better prepare you and your company to handle the challenges and benefits of the great opportunities that lie within Asian markets. We are expecting some 250 participants from Norway and all of Asia. The summit will be held at the iconic landmark hotel The Fullerton.
Mark your calendars now, we hope to see you in Singapore 16-18 April 2018!
Today Statoil has awarded Aibel a letter of intent for engineering, procurement and construction of the deck for the process platform (P2) in phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development. The final contract is expected to be signed later this year and has an estimated value of approx. NOK eight billion.
“This is a day of celebration for Aibel as we have received the ultimate confirmation that we have both the required expertise and competitiveness to deliver such a large and important project. The organisation has gained substantial expertise from the delivery of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform, which is currently undergoing completion at our yard in Haugesund. We are looking forward to continuing realisation of the next phase of the Sverdrup field along with Statoil,” says CEO and President of Aibel, Mads Andersen.
The contract includes engineering, procurement and fabrication (EPC). Work starts immediately and will be headed up from Aibel’s office in Asker. Aibel’s engineering office in Thailand and the company’s own yards in Thailand and Haugesund will also be key to the delivery, which at its peak, will involve around 3,500 employees.
With an estimated value of approx. NOK eight billion and a total weight of 23,000 tons, the project will be the largest in Aibel’s history and one of the largest individual contracts that has been awarded on the Norwegian continental shelf ever. At the same time, it is a historic project for the entire Johan Sverdrup field, as the process platform also includes an integrated AC converter. This will contribute to ensure full electrification with shore power from the plant at Haugsneset to the Johan Sverdrup field and the rest of the Utsira Height area, including the Gina Krog, Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen fields.
“At Aibel we are proud to have been shown this confidence from Statoil and their license partners. It is an honour to play such a large and active part in the Sverdrup development and at the same time contribute to more environmental operations on the Norwegian continental shelf. This is a perfect fit with our vision of providing sustainable solutions. Now we have a unique opportunity to demonstrate that we can live up to our own ambitions,” Andersen says.
The construction of the P2 process platform will follow the same implementation model that Aibel has used for the drilling platform for the Johan Sverdrup field. This means that the platform will consist of three modules, from which two – the upper process module (UPM) and converter module (HVDC) – will be built at the company’s yard in Haugesund. The third module – the main support frame (MSF) – will be built at Aibel’s yard in Thailand.
“Through several years we have proven that we are capable of delivering large comprehensive projects at competitive terms, and that we have an organisation that is both competent and experienced across our locations. With internal rationalisation and improvement measures and good experience from construction of the drilling platform, I’m convinced that we will take a new giant project in our stride,” says Nils Arne Hatleskog, EVP for Field Development and Offshore Wind at Aibel.
Construction activities will commence in the first quarter of 2019. Integration of the three modules is planned to start in the second quarter of 2021, and will take place at the yard in Haugesund. The finished platform deck, at around 23,000 tons, is scheduled for delivery to Statoil in the first half of 2022.
Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy.
The company`s around 4,000 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore. With six locations in Norway, the company is located near the customers. In addition to operations in Norway, Aibel is also located in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark.
On behalf of the Thai Institute of Directors, we would like to invite our members to a briefing on recent development of corporate governance, sustainability and anti-corruption in Thai business;
Better Governance, Better Business: Thailand’s Progress Report.
The event will take place on April 4, 2018, 08.00-12.00 hrs. at Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel
Please see IOD's Briefing Brochure for more information.
The Annual General Meeting of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber was held on 20 March 2018 at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. The AGM was followed by dinner and networking, and a very interesting talk by our guest speaker; Bob Fox from JFCCT.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the event and JOTUN for sponsoring the evening.
We would also like to present the new board of TNCC for 2018 - 2019:
Work Permit and Visa has become the single most referred to area of business irritance There are cumbersome procedures, seeming meaningless requirements and out of date concepts. Little is on-line. The broad concept of ‘work’ makes Thailand less competitive than those countries which are more accommodating.
Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) has done a major update on JFCCT policy recommendations on Work Permit and Visa. See http://www.jfcct.org/major-business-issues/work-permit-visa/ and also the ‘Actual Cases’. Please do read the recommendations here as attachment.
You are invited to attend the seminar “Go Thailand: Investment for the Future”, being organized by Thansettakij Multimedia Co., Ltd. in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and EEC Board.
Please find information below for event details.
Date: Wednesday 14th March, 2018
Time: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Venue: Ballroom Zone A, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
Language: Thai, English and Japanese
For registration, please contact Ms. Rattanasiri by email email@example.com or mobile phone 086-883-6903 by Tuesday, 6 March at the latest.
The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Executive Director.
Our current Executive Director is moving back to Norway, and we are therefore looking for someone to replace her.
We are looking for an extrovert and service-minded person who can conduct herself/himself professionally with any group of people.
The successful candidate is business minded and knows how business is conducted in Thailand.
The Chamber can offer an exciting job with a variety of work tasks. The successful candidate will get invaluable international work experience and will be able to build a professional and social network.
Please see attached for more information.
Welcome to a Nordic Business Luncheon on EU-Thailand Trade Relations: A Forward Looking Perspective
We would like to invite all members of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce to a Business Luncheon on EU-Thailand trade relations with Philipp Dupuis, Head of the Trade Section of the EU Delegation in Thailand. This will be an interesting discussion on FTAs and what we can except in the years to come. As part of EUs inner marked and as members of EFTA, this will also be of consequence for Norway and Norwegian business.
Date: Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Time: 11:30 - 13:30
Venue: Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel (Asok)
Price: Members: 1000 THB/Non-members: 1300 THB