A turnaround lasting 41 days will be undertaken at Yara’s ammonium factory (NII) from 16 September. This is a routine stoppage that is carried out every four years. A large investment project will also be completed in addition to the turnaround.
Using the excess heat from Yara’s calcium nitrate factory, Skagerak Varme has expanded its capacity at Herøya Industrial Park. From autumn 2017, the company plans to deliver waste heat to around 90,000 m2 of the industrial park’s buildings. Building owners Herøya Industripark AS and Bilfinger are looking forward to utilising the waste heat.
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.
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.