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Norsk Industriutvikling: has submitted a zoning plan for Eiktyr industrial park

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Date: February 26, 2023

There has been great interest in Norsk Industriutvikling’s plans since they announced the intention to zone a large area in central Norway. The plan is to develop an industrial park for new, green and sustainable industry.

This week, the complete zoning plan was handed over to Orkland municipality. Administrative and political processing is now awaited before the proposal is scheduled to be submitted for public consultation during the spring. We have never been as sure as we are now, that this particular area in Orkland is the most suitable area in the whole of Norway for the development of large-scale green industry, says Arne Fredrik Lånke, CEO at Norsk Industriutvikling. The timetable is ambitious, and many processes must go in our favor, but we believe that the start of construction in 2024 is possible, concludes Lånke.

In January, it was announced that Elinor Batteries will be the first company to move into Eiktyr, with its plans for a gigafactory for sustainable battery production. The battery factory can create several thousand new jobs and will require investments in the billions. It is no coincidence that the focus is on battery cell production in Eiktyr. The area responds very well to the international competitive advantages that the government points to in its national battery strategy for Norway.