NIB Nordic Investment Bank

Cases and feature stories

Cases and feature stories

Smart meters to stave off overload and fuse Nordic power retail

23 Jan 2017

New electricity data hubs are expected to cut peak demand and open up to innovations such as consumers storing or selling self-generated renewable energy.

European Spallation Source: Bridging the innovation gap

23 Jan 2017

"What we are doing here at ESS goes beyond simply building a new 'big science' facility; the project is crucial for Europe's competitiveness in a knowledge-based economy", says ESS Director John Womersley.

Vilnius launches western bypass

18 Jan 2017

The western bypass is a key component in developing the municipal road infrastructure in Vilnius, a city of more than half a million inhabitants.

Polish wind energy: from leap to stall?

16 Jan 2017

Although Poland showed a leap in adding new wind capacity in 2015, this sector is now facing investment pullback. "New regulations are effectively blocking wind energy investments", says renewable energy expert Agnieszka Karas.

Arctic Norway a market of opportunities

1 Dec 2016

“The need for financing is increasing, and northern Norway is a market of opportunities”, says Stig-Are Eriksen, Director of Region North at SG Finans at a loan signing ceremony with NIB.

Artic: tram to fit the city

29 Nov 2016

The Artic tram model is unique, tailor-made for Helsinki’s conditions. The design is based on free-turning bogies, a feature not typical of mainstream low-floor trams.

AstaZero: Self-driving cars coming soon

28 Nov 2016 AstaZero

“Active safety systems and autonomous cars are contributing to a sustainable transport system by reducing accidents and energy use", says Mr. Peter Janevik, CTO at AstaZero in Borås, Sweden.

NIB funding: 2016 breaks records

24 Nov 2016

The year 2016 has proven to be a record-breaking one for NIB. The total amount of funding raised by NIB is reaching EUR 6.5 billion, which is the largest volume ever.

MAX IV Lab: A dream building for unique X-ray research

4 Oct 2016

MAX IV Laboratory recently inaugurated in Lund, southern Sweden, is a resource-efficient and internationally certified green building. Every year, thousands of scientists from all over the world will be coming here to study matter.

NIB invites green bond investors to “kick the wheels”

3 Oct 2016 Funding takes NEB investor to visit Vantaan Energia

The Funding team from NIB recently invited investors in its environmental bonds to visit projects they helped finance.


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NIB finances Wärtsilä’s acquisition of Eniram and American Hydro

A loan to the Finnish Wärtsilä Corporation will finance its expansion into hydro-industrial services and strengthen its digital product portfolio.

16 Feb 2017

NIB funds prosthetic and orthotic R&D in Iceland

A loan to Össur, an Icelandic developer of orthopaedic solutions, will finance in part the company’s R&D programme during 2016–2019 and to re-finance the acquisition of Touch Bionics.

8 Feb 2017

NIB issues US Dollar five-year global benchmark

On 24 January, NIB priced a new 5-year global USD 1.25 billion bond, the Bank’s first public benchmark of 2017. The final high-quality order book was oversubscribed and with over 50 investors participating.

25 Jan 2017