7 Reasons for Norwegian Companies to Look to the South African market

South Africa is known for its beautiful beaches and landscape. The country is also known for some of the best wines globally. But the country has more to offer. There is plenty of market opportunities waiting to be grasped. (Photo: Andreas Selter) A gateway to Africa Looking to the South African market, opportunities are not… Read More

Offshore Wind opportunities in South Korea – a fast-paced move towards renewable resources.

South Korea produces 90% of the country’s electricity generated from non-renewable sources. However, South Korea is committed to change; adjusting to green power has been a political focus area, and offshore wind will be one of key drivers on the deployment of renewable energy. The government aims for 20% of the country’s electricity consumption to… Read More

The FinTech Landscape in Africa shows interesting Trends

Crypto-Currencies pave the way Africa is becoming an interesting market for crypto-currencies and next-generation peer-to-peer buying and selling of crypto-currencies is becoming a rapidly expanding market. In a recent article in ITWEB, dated 24 May 2018, it is noted that African virtual currency users are more likely to be male, under 30 years old and… Read More

Have you considered the biogas market in Europe? We did that for you.

  What we learned from doing a cross-offices research on biogas markets in Europe. Conclusion from The Norwegian Water resources and energy directorate (NVE) was that there are good possibilities to increase the use of waste from fish farms, sewage heat, agricultural residues and macro- and microalgae. By developing a Norwegian system solutions, companies can both… Read More

Marine Waste – Team Norway in South Africa pushing for solutions through local partnerships

Marine waste is reaching pandemic proportions. Combining private and public resources are essential to reverse this trend, creating new business opportunities for all aspects of waste management in the process. South Africa is taking a leading role for Africa – and for the seven seas. (Illustration: Stephanie Martin / African Marine Waste Network) Norway earlier this… Read More

Mining industry and opportunities for Norwegian companies in Russia

In terms of both area as well as the sheer variety of endowments, Russia figures as a major mining nation of the world. It is home to an array of minerals and metals including nickel, platinum, bauxite, cobalt, coal and tin. Russia accounts for a large share of the world’s output of diamonds, gold, silver… Read More

Turn trash into cash in South Africa

Waste challenges in South Africa brings opportunities for Norwegian companies. South Africa’s growing urban population is putting pressure on the environment in terms of waste management. Norwegian companies might have the technology to solve South Africa’s waste management problems. The waste industry in South Africa consists mainly of waste collection and landfilling. According to Green… Read More

Report points to ocean space for business opportunities

The South African economy is the linchpin of the Sub Saharan Africa region. Its government encourages foreign investment in both the public and private sectors. The Ocean Space is a strategic priority for both Norway and South Africa. South Africa has jurisdiction over one of the largest marine Exclusive Economic Zones in the world, and… Read More

Opportunities in the Kenya Flower Sector for Norwegian Energy Solutions

Norwegian companies could provide the flower sector with clean energy and mini hydro solutions. Kenya’s horticulture sector is one of the top 3 export revenue earners of Kenya. The country is the 4th largest exporter of cut flowers, after Netherlands, Colombia and Ecuador. The top 5 destinations of Kenya’s flowers are Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany,… Read More

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Participate in a Global Growth program – Maritime industry in Russia

The long-awaited renewal of the fishing fleet in Russia has finally started. The first round of distribution of governmental incentives for building of new fishing vessels – investment quotas, which constitute up to 20% of Russia’s total quota, was planned for December 2017. As of today, more than 30 boats have already been ordered and… Read More