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Contact SINTEF Narvik

Terje Nordvåg

Bjørn Iversen

Rombaksveien E6-47,
3rd. floor,
8517 Narvik

SINTEF Narvik Offices
Rombaksveien 47

SINTEF Narvik offers high competence technological research to clients within and outside Norway. 
In addition we offer laboratory testing services, knowledge, networking and support to obtaining R&D financing. 
The institute is characterised by an international environmental and close collaboration with UiT Norway’s Arctic University, Campus Narvik. We have several PhD students attached to the institute.  


SINTEF Narvik AS (earlier NORUT Teknologi) is organised in several  groups associated with the institute’s research areas  (refer to the ‘Research’ menu above).

The Board of SINTEF Narvik AS consists of Bjørn Iversen (Board chair, SINTEF Community), Hans Olav Karde;  Raymond Kristiansen (UiT Narvik), Berit Laanke (SINTEF Community), Eirik Frantzen (Nordkraft AS) og Rune Nilsen (employee representative).

Competence and services

SINTEF Narvik performs R&D-services for businesses and management within the following areas: 

Infrastructure, Materials and Construction

SINTEF Narvik performs research within degradation of concrete constructions, maintenance, repair and strengthening of concrete constructions, corrosion protection and surface treatment, concrete techology, composite materials, metallurgy and welding. 

In addition the institute performs calculations and simulations of physical phenomena and processes and modeling of mechanical properties of materials.

Railway technology

SINTEF Narvik performs research and development within monitoring and analysis of loading and wheel/track forces on heavy rail infrastructure in cold climate, as well the design of new, upgrading and reinforcement solutions.

Cold climate technology

SINTEF Narvik performs research and development within testing of materials, structures and equipment in cold room laboratories with temperatures down to -40 grader C and analysis of freezing stresses in materials.  Advanced numerical models for ice and interactions between ice and structures are developed and applied in practical situations.

Process- and Environmental Technology

SINTEF Narvik performs research and development within waste treatment and valorisation, cleaning technology, separation technologies and petroleum processing. In addition process optimalisation through use of various tools such as multiphysics simulations, linear programming and mass and energy balances

Renewable energy

SINTEF Narvik performs research and development that supports the development and implementation of renewable energy. This has included bioenergy from forest and short rotation crops, cultivation of algae, energy recovery and solar energy (both solar heating and photovoltaics). SINTEF Narvik has experience from solar cell implementations in northern regions, and has also worked with the entire solar cell silicon production line from crucibles, cast silicon ingots, wafers and modules. The institute has also been active in development of new production technologies such as utilisation of epitaxial deposition for semiconductor production.  


In the course of the last three years the development of different production technologies has been rapid. It is no longer a matter of getting a product into production, but to also plan a product from development from raw materials to the end of the products lifetime. SINTEF Narvik has gathered competence and tools for the analysis and performance of product development. 


Collaboration partners

Collaboration partners to SINTEF Narvik consist of several large companies and businesses as well as universities and research institutes. Examples of these are:  

  • Construction Building sector including companies such as
    • LKAB;
    • BaneNor;
    • Jernbane Direktoratet;
    • Jernbaneverket,
    • Statkraft,
    • Nordkraft. 
  • Universities, such as
    • UiT – Norway’s Arctic University (UIT);
    • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU);
    • Luleå Technical University (LTU);
    • Lapland University of Applied Science (LapinAMK);
    • University of Oulu; Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU);
    • Emperor Alexander I St Petersburg State Transport University (PGUPS);
    • Uppsala University. 
  • Research Institutes such as
    • NORCE;
    • Kola Science Centre Russian Academy of Science (KSC);