NIB Nordic Investment Bank



NIB finances projects in various sectors, including, for example: investments in infrastructure, such as energy and transport; investments improving the environment; and large investments by the corporate sector such as in research and development, the improvement of manufacturing processes and the internationalisation of businesses.

NIB's four business areas are: energy and environment; infrastructure, transportation and telecom; industries and services; financial institutions and SMEs.

The Bank has developed a set of guiding principles for lending in the energy sector:

Summary of business strategy for energy (238 KB)

NIB channels financing to projects of small and medium-sized enterprises through intermediaries.

The breakdown of NIB lending into sectors is shown in the graph below:


Loans agreed in 2017

By business areas
Energy & environment 15%
Industries & services 26%
Infrastructure, transport & telecom 42%
Financial institutions & SMEs 12%


Annual Report, Lending

  • AR2017


NIB finances new motorway connection in western Norway

A loan to Bergen–Os Bompengeselskap AS will finance the construction of a new section of the E39 motorway in Hordaland County.

15 Mar 2018

NIB finances construction of a new dairy in Bergen, Norway

NIB has provided a loan agreement of NOK 400 million to the Norwegian dairy company Tine.

14 Mar 2018

NIB and BillerudKorsnäs sign loan for new board machine in Gruvön, Sweden

A loan to Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs will finance a new board machine at the company’s production unit in Gruvön, Sweden.

9 Mar 2018