Administration Herøya Industripark AS

Phone: +47 35 92 65 00  

E-mail: hip@hipark.no  

Address 
Hydrovegen 55, 3936 Porsgrunn, Norway

Latest news

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

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.

– Greater investment in R&D will make the Industrial Park even more attractive

Tuesday 19 September 2017

– My experience is that high levels of activity in research and development and close collaboration with the academic community make places attractive. By investing even more in R&D, Herøya Industrial Park could attract more new businesses, Sverre Gotaas says.

Herøya could be the first in the world with CO2-free magnesium production

Friday 08 September 2017

Enova has granted a funding commitment of NOK 19.5 million to NorMag AS, for use in construction of a pilot facility for energy and climate-efficient production of magnesium and silica at Herøya. The facility will produce the world’s first CO2-free magnesium.

Herøya Industrial Park set to provide faster and better information when the alarm sounds – and in other situations, too

Friday 23 June 2017

– Vi skal informere mer, i flere kanaler og ha tettere nabokontakt og dialog. Både om hva som skjer i alarmsituasjoner, men også om aktiviteter og arbeider som skjer i industriparken ellers, sier Tone Rabe, HMS sjef i Herøya Industripark AS. 

Successful startup at Elkem Solar factory - record production rates and tip top quality

Thursday 18 May 2017

Works Manager Geir Ausland and Production Manager Trude Nysæter from Elkem Solar at Herøya are seeing record production rates and tip-top quality following the startup of the world's most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly factory for the production of silicon blocks. 

Sverre Gotaas new director at Herøya Industripark AS

Thursday 11 May 2017

Sverre Gotaas (57) has been named the new director of Herøya Industripark AS (HIP AS), taking over from Thor Oscar Bolstad after his 11 years in the position. Gotaas is currently director of innovation at Kongsberg Gruppen ASA be taking over at Herøya on 1 July 2017.

Yara and the Kongsberg Group cooperate on the construction of the world's first autonomous and emissions-free container ship.

Tuesday 09 May 2017

Yara hopes to dispense with 40,000 trips a year in diesel-powered lorries by switching goods transport from the roads to the sea. The Kongsberg Group is to deliver the technology, and regards sea transport as a main focus area, with autonomous control as a vital core technology.

Yara Porsgrunn at Herøya Industrial Park and Norcem Brevik point the way to full-scale CO2 capture in the processing industry.

Sunday 23 April 2017

"Someone has to take the lead. And we decided to be that someone," say Per Knudsen, Director of Yara Porsgrunn at Herøya Industrial Park, and Per Brevik, Sustainability Director at HeidelbergCement Norway, of which Norcem Brevik is a part. 

Herøya Industripark AS buys REC buildings 1 and 2 – major development potential possible

Wednesday 01 March 2017

REC buildings 1 and 2 have finally found new owners. The buildings are being purchased by Herøya Industripark AS. The company sees great potential for the two buildings, which cover more than 23,000 square metres.

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