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Green light for Norway's largest green industrial park

11/04/2024, 13:09
Green light for Norway's largest green industrial park
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“This is the most important milestone in establishing Norway’s new large-scale green industrial park,” says Dorte Solvang, CEO of Norsk Industriutvikling, the company behind the Eiktyr project.

The council vote on April 9th passed the plan with 30 votes in favor and 9 against. Some amendments were added, including stricter requirements for developing the area in an environmentally-friendly manner with a nature-neutral approach that compensates for any ecological disturbance.

This approval means a green light for Norway’s largest green industrial park, facilitating large-scale and long-term development of new value creation and employment in Orkland and the Trøndelag region. The establishment of a battery cluster could eventually lead to a couple thousand jobs.’

“We have worked on this zoning plan for two years, putting in tremendous effort. Now our vision has received the local anchoring we had hoped for,” states Solvang. “We will establish a large, green and circular industrial park in harmony with Orkland’s existing industry. The area is uniquely suited in terms of technical and social infrastructure.”

The first planned establishment at Eiktyr is a factory by Elinor Batteries, which aims to produce sustainable batteries for the growing global market by leveraging Norway’s competitive renewable energy alongside sustainable raw materials.

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