EFTA Signs Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement with India

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March 10, 2024 – The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – comprising of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland – announced the signing of a groundbreaking Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement with India. The treaty, aimed to foster a free trade area with WTO principles, promises to spur economic growth and employment opportunities for all involved.

Under the watchful eyes of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries Minister Mr. Jan Christian Vestre of Norway and Indian Commerce Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal, the treaty was ceremoniously sealed, symbolizing a shared commitment to fair and equitable trade practices.

As a Norwegian business with a respected presence in India, Bergen Engines was honored to join the celebration of this historic event held in New Delhi. Managing Director of Bergen Engines India, Mr. Ashish Puri, represented the company at the event, reinforcing Bergen Engines dedication to providing sustainable energy solutions for the growing needs of customers and the environment.

Bergen Engines recently shared a development in its ongoing research toward cleaner, alternative fuels. The company has received DNV approval for its development of medium-speed engines fueled by methanol, focused on marine application. Simultaneously, Bergen Engines is working on a technology study to explore the feasibility of ammonia as a primary fuel, alongside their established portfolio of hydrogen-ready engines tailored for land-based applications.

Aligned with India’s commitment to green energy, Bergen Engines stands ready to support the nation’s transition to low-emission technologies. The company takes pride in its current contribution to India’s energy transition and more notably, its role in powering two major LNG terminals – Ennore (Indian Oil LNG Ltd.) in the South, and Dhamra (Adani Group / Total Energie) in the Eastern part of the country.

Jordan Paquet
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About Bergen Engines
Bergen Engines builds medium-speed liquid and gas fueled engines and generating sets at its headquarters and manufacturing facilities near Bergen, in Norway, providing a broad range of marine and land-based power solutions, worldwide.
Originally founded in 1855, Bergen Engines is a watchword for quality and reliability in its field. The company built its first engine in 1946 and has since commissioned over 7,500 of its iconic medium-speed engines. Around half of them are still in operation today – such is the quality and reliability of a “Bergen” engine.
Today the Bergen Engines group has subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas and the Indian sub-continent and employs around 900 people worldwide.
From 1999 Bergen Engines was a subsidiary of the British aerospace and defense group, Rolls-Royce plc.
Since 2022, Bergen Engines has been part of the British engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc Power Solutions Division, together with the Italian motor and generator producer, Marelli Motori Srl; and German power stabilisation and backup specialist, Piller Group GmbH.

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