12 Jan 2012

Norske Skog and NTE enter into long-term energy contract

Norske Skog has signed a long-term energy contract with NTE (Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk) for the supply of electricity for the paper mill at Skogn.

The new agreement, together with an agreement that was signed with Statkraft last year, secures Norske Skog Skogn sufficient energy for full operation of the mill. The agreement has been entered into on commercial terms and has a duration of 7 years from 1 January 2012. The new agreement with NTE ensures supply of 0.4 TWh per year until 31.12.2018.

  • We are very pleased with this agreement. Norske Skog Skogn is important both for the group and for the forest industry in central Norway. This is an important contribution to securing jobs in Skogn, says president and CEO in Norske Skog, Sven Ombudstvedt.

  • Skogn is one of the most environmentally sound and effective paper mills in Europe. A strong Norwegian krone and the challenging market conditions in the industry, means that the mill must have access to stable and secure energy supplies at an acceptable price in order to maintain operations, says president and CEO in Norske Skog, Sven Ombudstvedt.
  • NTE is pleased to have in place an agreement with a key energy-intensive industrial firm in our region. Norske Skog at Skogn is an industry cornerstone in North-Trøndelag, with significant wealth creation and employment. The energy agreement also correlates well with our strategy for hedging energy production, says CEO in NTE, Torbjørn R. Skjerve.

Norske Skog Skogn employs 450 people. Production started in 1966. The mill produces newsprint, with the United Kingdom as the largest single market.

Oxenøen, 12 January 2012

Norske Skog                                                              NTE
Communications and public affairs                               Communication department

For further information:
Norske Skog media:
Vice President Corporate Communication
Carsten Dybevig
Mob: 917 63 117
Norske Skog financial market:
Vice President Investor Relations
Tom Rogn
Mob: 948 55 659
For NTE:
Torbjørn R. Skjerve
Mob: 915 19 700
For NTE:
Information manager
Dagfinn Brendmo
Mob: 915 42 105
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.