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Cases and feature stories

Cases and feature stories

Lysebotn a power plant inside a mountain

5 Oct 2015

A tunnel at the bottom of the Lysefjord in western Norway reveals a noisy construction site. The Lysebotn power plant will provide balancing services to the Nordic market and beyond in a few years.

Kampusareena: Grass roof campus to nourish high-tech dexterity

5 Oct 2015 Surroundings of the new Kampusareena building at Tampere University of Technology. Photo: University Properties of Finland.

The futuristic Kampusareena building at Tampere University of Technology is attracting many high-tech tenants to mingle among the students under the grass roof.

NIB to eye more deals in non-member countries

1 Oct 2015

NIB is set to broaden the geographical focus of its lending outside its member countries. Projects eligible for financing will be assessed on the case-by-case basis from the point of view of the Bank’s mission fulfilment.

Successful second USD benchmark issue

30 Sep 2015

The Bank’s USD 1 billion global re-opened the USD market for supranational issuers following a three-week issuance moratorium due to the highly anticipated September meeting of the US Federal Reserve.

Inaugural EUR-denominated environmental benchmark

29 Sep 2015

The NIB Environmental Bond programme continues to grow. In September, NIB was back in the EUR market with its first EUR-denominated environmental benchmark.

Standard & Poor’s upgrades NIB’s financial profile

7 Sep 2015

Standard and Poor’s has upgraded NIB's stand-alone credit profile from aa+ to aaa. "This means that NIB’s issuer credit rating doesn’t need any 'uplifting' from the callable capital”, explains Lars Eibeholm, Head of Treasury.

Sweden: Renewable wins the train race

2 Sep 2015

More people are choosing to travel with X2000 trains the operator company SJ AB is now set to upgrade. “The environment will benefit every time a customer chooses to travel by train”, says Crister Fritzson, head of Sweden’s largest train carrier.

Vantaa: Converting garbage into energy and heat

28 Aug 2015

A new waste-to-energy plant in Vantaa has helped reduce Helsinki region’s dependence on fossil fuels. Financed with a loan from NIB, the facility burns mixed waste from 1.5 million residents.

Commuters cheer as Ring Rail Line connects Helsinki city to airport

1 Jul 2015 Helsinki Central Railway Station

It is 3:59 am on 1 July when the first scheduled train sets out from Helsinki’s Central Railway Station on a round trip via Helsinki Airport.

NIB at Folkemødet: Green bonds contribute to climate friendly investments

12 Jun 2015

At a panel debate arranged by NIB at Denmark’s People Meeting on Bornholm, we asked the participants how the financial markets can contribute to green growth.



NIB finances Ericsson’s 5G research programme

A loan to the Swedish telecom company Ericsson will finance a research programme for the development of 5G mobile technology.

22 Dec 2017

NIB finances new pier at Arlanda Airport in Sweden

A long-term loan agreement with the Swedish airport operator Swedavia AB will finance the construction of a new pier at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

21 Dec 2017

NIB loan to NEFCO to boost energy efficiency in Ukrainian universities

NIB's loan will be used for the renovation of university buildings in Ukraine for better energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

21 Dec 2017