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.
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.
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.
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.
Telemark University College was the scene when students from the third class, Chemistry 2 at Skien upper secondary school presented their bid in a difficult project. A jury from the industry sector and the University College judged the presentations and the students from Skien passed with flying colours!
”Both Yara and Bilfinger have good reasons to congratulate ourselves with the agreement we have just made. There are three main reasons why we have chosen Bilfinger as our maintenance supplier: They are good with HMS, they deliver quality and are extremely good at reacting quickly when problems occur in our production plant.”