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State aid: New swimming facility in Tromsø can be built with public funding




The EFTA Surveillance Authority today approved the Norwegian Authorities' plans to grant public funding for the construction of a bathing and swimming facility, Templarheimen, in the city of Tromsø.

Tromsø is a regional centre and the largest urban area in Northern Norway. Templarheimen will provide the citizens of Tromsø and the surrounding areas with a modern public bath. The facility will cover the population's need for swimming, training and water sports, and will complement and replace smaller and outdated existing facilities.

The Authority considers that the public funding of the project pursues an objective of common interest, that it is necessary and proportionate, and that the potential effects on competition and EEA trade are minimal.

On this background, the Authority concludes that the public funding is in line with EEA state aid rules

Quick facts:

  • Tromsø municipality or a wholly owned public company will be responsible for the project.

  • Total investment costs: NOK 600 million.

  • Totalt public funding granted: NOK 600 million.

A non-confidential version of the Decision will be published in the register of state aid decisions on the Authority's website, usually within a month.


For further information, please contact:

Mr. Andreas Kjeldsberg Pihl
Press & Information Officer
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 66
mob. (+32)(0)492 900 187

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