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Aibel to build new Sverdrup plant
Equinor has awarded Aibel the contract to build phase 2 of the onshore power plant at Haugsneset east of Kårstø. The phase 2 development will contribute to secure the power supply from land to the further development of Johan Sverdrup, and also contribute to establishing the area solution for power from shore to the remaining fields on the Utsira formation (Edvard Grieg, Ivar Aasen and Gina Krog).
Maximum success for microfinance
In 2006, Ferd’s owner Johan H. Andresen took the initiative to establish a private-public microfinance collaboration. Two years later the idea became reality – thanks to good helpers. The Nordic Microfinance Initiative is now celebrating its first decade by launching a new fund that has in a first phase raised NOK 840 million.
The value of people
It is the people and their expertise that turns, through day to day work, Ferd’s capital and our other advantages of being a family-owned company into enduring value and clear footprints. With our current organisation and diversification of investments, Ferd has never been better prepared to enter a new year. We are continually seeking new attractive investments. At the same time, we are cautious about increasing Ferd’s overall risk exposure in today’s market conditions.
PREPARING NORWAY FOR A DIGITAL SHIFT
Norwegian business and industry are crying out for more digital expertise, and their need is urgent. DigitalNorway could be the solution. DigitalNorway came into being this summer and is now fully engaged in preparing Norwegian business and industry for the digital shift. Its aim is to create a platform that enables the sharing of knowledge and expertise as well as to encourage collaboration across companies and industries.
Investing in growth in high-voltage cables and cleaning equipment
The Danish companies NKT and Nilfisk, market leaders in high-voltage cables and cleaning equipment respectively, are the latest additions to Ferd Capital’s portfolio of stock exchange listed companies, with both companies having the potential for major value creation in different areas going forward.
Helsport and Swix: Stronger together
Swix Sport has acquired the entire share capital of the well-known company Helsport. The acquisition makes the Ferd-owned brand aggregator almost a complete supplier in the outdoor segment of the sports industry, which is to say a supplier of products for anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Ferd is a family-owned Norwegian industrial and financial group that is an active and long-term owner of strong companies with international potential and carries out financial activities through investments in a broad range of asset classes. In addition to the group’s purely commercial activities, Ferd has an extensive involvement in social entrepreneurship.
I. & L. Jacobsen’s ‘Tobaks-Fabrique’ in Christiania is granted a Royal Warrant
I & L. Jacobsen’s Tobaks-Fabrique in Christiania is granted a Royal Warrant to manufacture “all kinds of smoking tobacco and tobacco snuff” and to sell both its own products and imported tobacco products. This is now recognized as the date for the formal establishment of the business undertaking which today lives on as Ferd. However, the factory itself was opened more than 30 years earlier by Jens Jacobsen, a city councillor, ship owner and merchant (1703-1772).
Picture shows The 1778 Royal Warrant.