Statkraft and Frier Vest collaborate on green industrial development

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Statkraft and Frier Vest have entered into a cooperation agreement to develop and market what could become Norway's largest industrial area near the sea

By the site Frier Vest

Frier Vest is a full-service industrial site of approximately 7,000 acres including a state-of-the-art port facility under development.  It is centrally located in the municipality of Bamble in Grenland. The owners works for further development of existing and new industry within a number of categories that will promote local value creation. Statkraft's "Host Norway" department works to facilitate the establishment of green industry based on renewable energy in Norway.

Through the collaboration, the parties wish to attract actors to an attractive area for a future-oriented business and industrial establishment.

Proximity to strong industrial environments and central infrastructure

"With its central location in Grenland and its proximity to strong industrial environments and central infrastructure, we have great faith in Frier Vest", says manager of Host Norway in Statkraft, Atle Haga. "We have worked with green industries for almost ten years, and we see that our long-term perspective and our opportunities to offer renewable power solutions are attractive."

"Over several years, Frier Vest has worked to get land owner agreements, port facilities and regulation of the enormous land area in place, says General Manager of Frier Vest", Geir Vala. He emphasizes that the collaboration with Statkraft increases the industrial park's visibility internationally, and that together we will have a particular focus on finding good solutions for power supply to the area, which is particularly important for power-intensive industry.

Smart port based on green solutions

In December last year, an agreement was signed with Grenland Havn IKS to lease a significant area for the development of a new smart port based on green solutions. The development of Frier Vest Havneterminal is well underway and the area down towards the sea changes from week to week.

In June this year, the regulation plan for Frier Tråk was also approved by the municipal council in Bamble Municipality. A comprehensive plan of 3,700 acres has thus been implemented and adopted in record time. Ongoing processes with relevant developers document that Frier Vest is very relevant as a location for local, national and international actors.

"We are very pleased to have had Statkraft join the team in the development of Frier Vest", concludes Vala.


Statskraft Frier Vest

Atle Haga, manager of Host Norway in Statkraft and Geir Vala, General manager of Frier Vest, are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration on promoting green industry in the Vestfold & Telemark region.

This article was originally published at Frier Vest's webside. Read the original here.