Tagged: Hordaland

Cargo ships runs aground

“There are no known leaks and no injuries,” said rescue leader Erik Willassen with the Rescue Coordination Center, told NRK. According to police divers who have examined the hull, the ship has a hole...

Power lines are being built in Hardanger

The Government approved the master in Hardanger The government has approved Statnett’s plans for a roughly 90 km long 420 kV power line in the air ranging from Sima to Samnanger. As compensation Hordaland...

30-birthday of Star Wars at Finse Norway

Star Wars enthusiasts from several countries gathered at Finse Norway over the weekend to celebrate 30 years since the premiere of the film “The Empire Strikes Back” which was largely shot at Finse, Norway....

Lower speed, lower emissions

Reduced speed and improved route planning cut Statoil supply ship emissions At the Ågotnes base in Hordaland, Normand Skipper has taken on board supplies for the North Sea platforms. On deck there is everything...

The high population increase continues

In the third quarter of 2009, Norway’s population increased by 17,100. Slightly more than 60 percent of the growth resulted from inward migration, but the birth surplus contributed more than last year – 39...

Increasing competition for Norwegian tourism

With fjords, mountains, the Arctic, and more, Norway has much to offer to tourists. But in a down economy and expensive prices, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Sylvia Brustad, created a competition for...

Storm Weather Shanty Choir is coming to the US

The Norwegian ensemble Storm Weather Shanty Choir from Stord, Hordaland will perform in Maine and New York City this September The indie folkrock choir/band Storm Weather Shanty Choir, from the seaside and west coast...

Royal visit to Mongstad

  Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja visited StatoilHydro’s facility at Mongstad north of Bergen today, June 17. The visit is part of the programme for the royal couple’s three-day round trip in the...

Cave-in at Hydro power plant claims two lives

Two subcontractor employees were killed on Saturday May 9 in a cave-in during work on a tunnel at Hydro’s hydroelectric power plant in western Norway. The cave-in occurred just before 14.00 Saturday in a...