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11 February 2022

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Italian company Zapi builds E-mobility factory in Stockholm

Zapi Group has announced its expansion to a new 6,000 sqm manufacturing facility in Stockholm. The new facility will be highly automated and bring unique expertise to Sweden’s supply chain for e-mobility. The factory is said to be an investment of €25 million and is expected to create some hundred new skilled jobs in Stockholm. 

Today's Logistics

Swedish Government provides details on national strategy for electrification

The Swedish Government has decided on a national strategy for electrification that takes a holistic approach to the conditions in the energy sector. The strategy has been developed in broad collaboration with the business sector, authorities and other societal actors. In 12 points, the strategy clarifies the Government's direction for the continued work and comprises a total of 67 measures to be implemented during 2022-2024.The Government has set aside SEK 20 million in the budget for 2022 for the implementation of the strategy. For 2023 and 2024, SEK 35 million and SEK 25 million, respectively, have been set aside. 

“We are now presenting a strategy so that the electricity system can be developed in line with the needs that follow from powerful electrification and without allowing the charging infrastructure to become an obstacle. It is needed for both the climate and for Sweden’s competitiveness”, said Khashayar Farmanbar, the Minister for Energy and Digitization.

Press release 

LKAB donates SEK 200 million to research 

A donation of SEK 200 million will be given by LKAB to a new foundation that will promote research and education at LTU with a focus on sustainable mining. Through strong research and educational environments, the foundation will promote the development of the mining- and mineral industry’s adjustment, competitiveness and growth. 

Affärer i Norr

Ørsted completes divestment of half of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund

Ørsted has completed the sale of 50% of its 900 MW offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 3 to Glennmont Partners. The total transaction value is expected to be around DKK 9 billion, including the ownership share of 50% as well as a commitment for Glennmont Partners to fund 50% of the costs under the EPC contract for the entire offshore wind farm. Borkum Riffgrund 3 is expected to be put into operation in 2025.


Continuing red ink for Teco 2030 

Teco 2030 is still building, and is working on the development of a hydrogen fuel cell together with Austrian AVL. In 2021, the company reported a turnover of NOK 12.8 million, and recently announced an operating loss of NOK 13.5 million in 4Q21. Overall, Teco 2030 reported a gross operating loss of NOK 45.4 million in 2021, compared with loss of NOK 24.6 million the year before. 


Aker Clean Hydrogen reports 4Q loss

Aker Clean Hydrogen ended with an operating loss of NOK 53.5 million in the 4Q21, due to the development of the business, digitization and projects in the pipeline. In the same period the year before, the company made a loss of NOK 47.3 million. For the full year of 2021, the company ended with a loss of NOK 160.4 million. 


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