- This is a real improvement. We view this decision very positively, says Mr. Roy Reite, President & CEO of the Vard shipbuilding group to Dagens Næringsliv daily newspaper 2 May.

- More available financing boosts the international competitiveness of Norwegian yards. This is needed in today’s demanding market. A robust shipbuilding industry is important not least for small and medium-sized companies, says Ms. Solveig Frøland, Head of Department at GIEK.

Press release from the Ministry (in Norwegian)