Innovation Norway Telemark has made a grant of NOK 35 million to the technology company REEtec, which is to establish a demonstration plant for separation of rare earth elements at Herøya Industripark.
The 52 employees of Addcon at Herøya keep track of weather forecasts in a different way to most other people. Slush, sleet, rain and around 0 C – perfect weather. This is when runways at Gardermoen airport and all other runways in Norway, including those at military bases, are sprayed with de-icing agent from Herøya.
"It is fantastic to be able to return and re-open this solar industry fairy tale. This is possible because Elkem Solar have made formidable efforts to improve the technology and production processes," said Prime Minister Erna Solberg to hundreds of jubilant employees, business representatives, politicians and public sector representatives.
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.