spsintefSP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and the Norwegian Research Institute SINTEF have today signed an agreement concerning close collaboration between SP Fire Technology and SINTEF NBL AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of SINTEF.

The Agreement states that SP and SINTEF will own and run NBL together, with SP as the majority owner. At this point we will invest in equipment and personnel in the Norwegian fire laboratory in order to create added value and new opportunities for our clients, says SPs CEO Maria Khorsand.

Björn Sundström, Manager of SP Fire Technology, will be appointed to the NBL Board of Directors. NBL is active in the field of fire testing and research. The laboratory, located in Trondheim, has large experimental facilities and a strong business of unique character. 

The Swedish-Norwegian collaboration will create a resource that one of the largest in Europe, says Reidar Bye, SINTEFs Deputy CEO.