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Elkem Solar has decided to start the production of silicone blocks in two of REC’s old factories at Herøya. The search to find around 70 enthusiastic employees is now on.

Dry ice has long been used as a cooling medium. It is well-known that dry ice becomes gaseous when it sublimes (evaporates from solid state). This, together with the degree of cooling, is the basis for the concept's commercial name: SuperGreen.

Norsk Hydro ASA has entered into an agreement with Oslo Pensjonsforsikring AS regarding the sale of Herøya Industripark AS. The transfer will likely occur during the first quarter of 2016.

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Siva is supporting Pilot Arena Herøya with funding of up to NOK 2.9 million to develop a model for running industrial pilot projects and demo facilities for entrepreneurs and companies.

Elkem Solar has concluded an agreement with the bankrupt estate of REC concerning the takeover of two of the REC buildings at Herøya in order to start new solar production. Announced today that the company will be reopening the factory, providing 70-80 new jobs at Herøya.

Jesús Maria González of Técnicas Reunidas is the finance director for the construction of Yara's new nitric acid plant at Herøya Industripark. He not only has responsibility for delivering a plant that is ready for operation, within budget, in 2017, but must also find 20-25 homes for additional Técnicas colleagues who will soon be arriving.

Steuler Solar GmbH has developed and patented a new generation of crucibles (moulded containers) for wafer production in the solar power industry. The use of new ceramics means cleaner solar cells and increased power production. The newly developed crucibles can also be used repeatedly, resulting in reduced production costs for the wafer industry.

A delivery agreement with Kongsberg Maritime and shipping company Grieg Star represents a major breakthrough for Grenland Energy, and the company’s four founders are delighted.

Investments worth billions and new contracts for industrial enterprises in Grenland are a positive factor for industrial development, industrial jobs and the supplier industry in the region.

Yara’s expansion project worth more than NOK 2.2 billion is in full swing. There is lots going on at the project office, with people chatting in Norwegian, English, Finnish and Spanish. Around 60 people are on site, and more are set to join them. 

Hydro has decided to sell Herøya Industrial Park in Porsgrunn, Norway. 

Harald Jacobsen of Ineos at Herøya had an idea for developing a technology which would give his company access to an attractive European and global market. Healthy demand for synthetic leather in the automotive industry is driven by sales of new cars in Europe, and several big customers are showing interest. 

Acona Flow Technology recently moved into Herøya Research Park, coming back to an environment they feel at home in, and where several employees have previously worked.

Kongsberg Maritime acquires an ownership interest in the battery technology company Grenland Energy together with the industrial incubator Proventia and Vekst i Grenland. 

Proactive piloting is essential when it comes to capturing market shares, reckons fertiliser manufacturer Yara. They currently have six or seven pilot projects in the pipeline at Herøya. 

The Board of Yara International ASA has approved a NOK 2,250 million investment in higher production capacity for premium fertiliser at Herøya near Porsgrunn.

“We are currently investing and working hard to establish a stable and sustainable operation,” says RHI Normag’s new Factory Manager Thomas Frömmer (52). 

Herøya Industrial Park was host for Grenland’s first industry safari for university college students this week. ”The host function and cooperation with different environments is important and we hope that more industry clusters will arrange safaris,” says communiations manager, Åse Himle.

Skagerrak Energy has chosen EVRY as supplier of a complete operational IT service including telephone operation and customer service centre. The agreement runs for three years with an option to extend for a further four. 

The Calora Subsea plant at Herøya was built on in-depth industrial experience. Now a group of trainees and professionals will have easy access to solid manufacturing principles. They will become the new shift managers at Calora.

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