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Cases and feature stories

Cases and feature stories

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.

World’s most striking power plant wins architecture prize

28 Sep 2016 Øvre Forsland hydropower plant

Just south of the Arctic Circle lies Øvre Forsland, the world’s most striking hydropower station. Norwegian Helgeland Kraft, have made it a priority to build spectacular hydropower stations to showcase the technology.

Green Bond Principles: NIB a candidate for Executive Committee

6 Jun 2016

Since 2011, NIB has become a regular issuer of environmental bonds. This year the Bank has decided to run as a candidate for the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles.

Three ancient oaks saved as Fortum Värme builds biofuel CHP

3 Jun 2016 Fortum Värme CHP plant in Värtan, Stockholm

The biofuel-fired combined heat and power plant in Värtan was inaugurated in early May 2016, and it is an important step in developing a sustainable energy supply for Stockholm, Sweden.

"Linköping model": Garbage-to-economy

31 May 2016

Swedish Linköping has launched the most technologically advanced and one of the largest CHP plants in the country. The plant is fired on rubbish—household garbage, industrial waste and waste from abroad—so that nothing is left for the landfill.


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NIB co-finances new bio heating plant in Lahti, Finland

A loan to the City of Lahti will help halve CO2 emissions by 2025 compared to 1990 levels.

2 Dec 2016

NIB signs loan with European Spallation Source for materials science research

A loan to the European Spallation Source ERIC will finance the construction of one of the world's most powerful neutron research facilities in Lund, Sweden.

29 Nov 2016

NIB finances new schools in Turku, western Finland

A loan to the City of Turku is earmarked for the construction and renovation of schools and day care facilities in the city up to 2019.

28 Nov 2016