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Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman, Orbital Sciences Join Forces To Refine Requirements For Orbital Space Plane
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 8, 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Integrated Systems sector and Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), Dulles, Va., have been awarded separate, 16-month study contracts by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to help refine requirements and operational concepts for NASA's proposed Orbital Space Plane (OSP). Totaling approximately $45 million, the coordinated contracts will allow the companies to address NASA requirements that the OSP provide a crew rescue capability for the International Space Station (ISS) by 2010 and a two-way crew transport capability by 2012.
KLIPPAN Restructuring Caldwells Mill and Selling Business to Curtis Fine Papers
KLIPPAN, Sweden, April 08, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Following the acquisition at the end of last year of the Caldwells Mill, Inverkeithing in Scotland, KLIPPAN has decided on the future strategy of that unit. The mill will concentrate all production to the paper machine PM 5, which along with associated plant will be upgraded leading to the development of sustainable business. Production at the smaller PM 3 will discontinue in July 2003. As a result of this the mill will increase operations from the current five and a half days per week to a continuous seven days production which will facilitate the transfer of many affected employees.
Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone: Picture Communication Increasingly Important to Choosing a New Mobile Phone
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) (Other OTC:VODPF): mobile users want to be able to communicate in pictures. This is one of the conclusions to be drawn from Vodafone Sweden's mobile telephone sales in March, dominated as they are by sales of phones with MMS capabilities. As many as seven out of March's ten best-selling mobile phones are capable of supporting communication in the form of pictures, text and sound messages, or so-called MMS, while five of the phones enable their users to take photos.
Frontline Ltd.: Presentation Available
HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): Please find enclosed an investor presentation to be held by Tor Olav Troeim in the U.S. in April 2003 on the following link: http://reports.huginonline.com/898533/115772.pdf
Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone Sweden's Customers can Send MMS to all Mobile Users in Sweden
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vodafone Sweden's (NYSE:VOD) (Other OTC:VODPF) customers can send MMS to all mobile users in Sweden Vodafone Sweden is the first operator in Sweden to offer its customers full multimedia mobile communication. Starting today, the company's mobile users can send and receive MMS messages to and from both Telia's and Comviq's mobile customers.
Scania Sells More City Buses in France
SODERTALJE, Sweden, April 08, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Scania (Other OTC:SCVAY) has made a couple of major breakthroughs into the French city bus market, previously a stronghold of domestic makes. Scania has sold a total of 65 Scania OmniCity city buses to Paris and Amiens in northern France.
Observer's Annual Report Available
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Observer's (Other OTC:OBSEF) Annual Report for 2002 is available on the Group web site www.observergroup.com from today, April 8, 2003.
Skanska to Build Liquid Natural Gas Importation Plant in U.K. for SEK 1 Billion
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 08, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Skanska (Other OTC:SKSBF) has received two contracts to convert a liquid natural gas (LNG) storage terminal on the Isle of Grain, in the Thames Estuary, into an importation facility. The contracts are valued at a total of approximately SEK 1,075 M, GBP 80 M, and are included in order bookings for the first quarter of 2003. The customer is National Grid Transco.