Administration Herøya Industripark AS

Phone: +47 35 92 65 00  


Hydrovegen 55, 3936 Porsgrunn, Norway

Latest news

New Gemini centre gives greater clout to developing hydrochemical process technology

Friday 29 March 2019

SINTEF Industri, NTNU and UiO, three partners in the new Gemini Centre HyProS “Hydrochemical process technology in the circular economy”, kicked off the new venture from Herøya Industrial Park last week.

Self-driving straddle carriers coming to Yara Porsgrunn and Herøya Industrial Park

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Kalmar is responsible for developing the autonomous straddle carriers now being tested at the Kalmar testing station in Tampere, Finland. In 2020, they will arrive in Herøya.

What will be happening before the Yara Birkeland becomes an autonomous container ship out of Herøya

Friday 05 October 2018

As of 2020, the Yara Birkeland – a container ship – will be a common site between Herøya Industrial Park and the ports of Brevik and Larvik, and from 2022 the container ship may be autonomous.

Strong investment appetite from the industrial park's owners – now Caverion is getting a new building

Friday 21 September 2018

Oslo Pensjonsforsikring (OPF), which took over Herøya Industrial Park in mid-2016, has shown a strong appetite for investment. In two years, they have invested around NOK 100 million in the industrial park, and now Caverion is to have a new building.

Freight terminal at Herøya – investigation of an exciting project

Friday 14 September 2018

The right conditions exist for a railway terminal for freight at Herøya Industrial Park, according to the Norwegian Railway Directorate and Bane NOR, which are investigating this together with the industrial park's hosts, Vekst i Grenland and Grenland Harbour. A socioeconomic analysis is a key element of this investigation.

Herøya Industrial Park with incredible objective; no vehicles driven by humans at the park

Tuesday 14 August 2018

“We have an incredible objective – to have no vehicles driven by humans at the industrial park within a few years. Digitisation and autonomy are not an objective in themselves, but they will help to resolve challenges in respect of logistics and safety at the industrial park.” 

Two new pilot facilities at the Industrial Park, aiming for commercial production of rare-earth minerals

Monday 13 August 2018

Two pilot facilities are to be constructed at Herøya Industrial Park (HIP). A Yara demo facility will test the process of extracting earth minerals from its production. The product from Yara will be sent on to REEtec, which is constructing a demo facility for separating the rare earth metals from the raw material that they receive from Yara. 

The YARA Birkeland project is important for the environment – replacing 40,000 lorries

Monday 14 May 2018

“The Yara Birkeland project supports the strong Norwegian maritime cluster, as a zero-emission project. Yet for neighbours to the industrial park, it’s probably just as important that the vessel replaces over 40,000 lorries which pollute the local environment with dust and noise, and present a safety risk,” says the man behind the now world-renowned YARA Birkeland project, Bjørn Tore Orviki Yara. 

Financing is in place – now the pilot project processes can start

Monday 30 April 2018

Funzionano AS has moved into the Research Park at Herøya. Financing is in place. Morten Eikenes has been appointed general manager, and the company is now preparing for the pilot phase, to develop its patented technology to industrial scale

Helicopter flight over Herøya 2nd or 3rd of May

Monday 30 April 2018

Wednesday 2nd or Thursday 3 May there will be a helicopter flight over Herøya Industrial Park. The area will be scanned for 3D modeling, commissioned by Herøya Industripark AS.

PVC expansion at Herøya with new technology and reduced energy consumption

Saturday 21 April 2018

INOVYN’s PVC factory at Herøya is working to increase production of what is called paste PVC by 45%. The expansion will give new technology with reduced energy consumption, a technology which is unique to the PVC factory at Herøya.

Yara Technology Center at Herøya Research Park is growing – to increase the innovation rate

Tuesday 20 March 2018

New employees, money and resources are flowing to Yara Technology Center (YTC) at Herøya Research Park. The innovation rate for sustainable fertiliser production needs to increase.

Previous employees returned to RHI Normag at Herøya - full production before summer

Friday 09 March 2018

"We need to get back in the market very soon, so we're lucky to have our experienced, former RHI employees back," says Stuart Ford, CEO.

The multiphase rig – Statoil research facility flagship at Herøya

Monday 05 March 2018

The multiphase rig, which is situated at the far south of Herøya Industrial Park, was built by Hydro in 1993. More than NOK 1 billion has been invested in the test site over 25 years, which Statoil has taken over and developed. This is now one of the world’s leading research centres of its kind.

Ambitious targets at REC Solar at Herøya – 40% production increase

Tuesday 27 February 2018

It is now 18 months since Elkem Solar at Herøya – now known as REC Solar Norway – began producing silicon blocks, and since then the company has beaten production records, improved its technology and reduced costs. They have now set ambitious new targets – a 40 per cent production increased by 2020, at a lower production cost. 

MSG Production ready for takeoff in the Grenland aviation market

Wednesday 21 February 2018

The landing of MSG’s Boeing 737 in front of 1200 curious onlookers at Geitryggen in Skien in January heralded the start of MSG founder Svein Gunnar Mæland’s concept for the aviation market, and the beginning of a new aviation industry in Grenland.

NOK 125 million to Herøya-based project for the extraction of rare earth metals

Sunday 21 January 2018

The whole world demands rare earth metals. The EU's Horizon 2020 program now supports a Herøya-based project of NOK 125 million, which will ensure sustainable, stable and safe European production of rare earths. Pilotarena Herøya has been the trigger for the project.  

RHI Normag starts up the fused magnesia plant and hires 40

Tuesday 09 January 2018

RHI Normag has decided to restart the production of fused magnesia on Herøya, and will need about 40 new employees. The decision was taken based on the positive results of the test run in December 2017, and increased demand for high quality fused magnesia.

Test plant for fly ash recycling to be built at Herøya

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Norsep is aiming to build Norway’s first environmental and recycling plant for fly ash. They are now building a test plant at Herøya and will be starting on testing new process technology at some point next year.

Excellent results during testing; Connect LNG technology ready for market

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The very first turnkey plug-and-play Connect LNG solution works and is now tried and tested technology, ready for the market. “The tests and demonstrations surpassed all our expectations and provide us with a real breakthrough,” says Morten Christophersen, entrepreneur and general manager of technology company Connect LNG, with enormous enthusiasm.

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