Schröder wants Røkke on board gas project
Røkke and Schröder have met in secret several times to discuss industry issues, reported the Norwegian daily Aftenposten.
During his visit to Norway in September, Schröder invited Røkke to establish closer ties between German interests and Røkkes company Aker Kværner in regards to gas exploration in the Norwegian and Russian sectors in the Barents Sea.
It is reportedly Aker Kværners role as a leading supplier of production equipment for oil and gas, particularly offshore, which caught Schröders interest.
According to Aftenpostens sources, the talks stressed the obvious: Aker Kværner has the technology and the German companies have capital and an interest to get into these markets due to Germanys increasing need for energy. German energy companies are eager to increase their own production of gas.
According to information provided Aftenposten, the German energy industry views Schröders attempts to increase the gas supply as very interesting.
Schröders efforts have, however, not lead to anything concrete, at least not yet.
«Our policy is not to discuss any details connected to such meetings,» said Geir Arne Drangeid, head of information at Aker Kværner.
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