Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk (NTE) has operated construction activities at Namsvassdammen (Rørvik municipality) since 2011. NTE has received an order from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) to upgrade the old plate dam at Namsvatn as it no longer met the requirements of the dam safety regulations. Work on a new steam project at Namsvatn began in 2011 and was completed in 2019. Over the years, various actors have expressed concern about the environmental implications of the project.

ESL Shipping’s new dual-fuelled bulk carriers will not only be the first large LNG-fuelled bulkers, but the first vessels constructed to the new DNV GL rule set. Due for delivery in early 2018, the two highly efficient 25,600 dwt vessels are optimized for trading in the Baltic Sea region.