Norsk

Number of employees33
Contact https://norutnarvik.no/contact-us/
Managing Director /terje-nordvag
Board chairHans Olav Karde
Location Rombaksveien (E6) 47
3rd floor
8517 Narvik
Norway.

NORUT 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 a international environmental and close collaboration with UiT Norway’s Arctic University, Campus Narvik. We have several PhD students attached to the institute.  

Collaboration partners

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

  • LKAB, Jernbaneverket, Statkraft, Nordkraft, Shell og Total
  • UiT, Luleå Technical University, NTNU, Uppsala University, DTU og Frauenhofer

Organisation

Northern Research Institute Narvik AS (earlier NORUT Teknologi) is organised in several  groups associated with the institute’s research areas  (see these at top right).

The Board of Northern Research Institute Narvik AS consists of Hans Olav Karde (Board chair), Bjørn Reidar Sørensen (UiT Narvik), Roger Bergersen (Forte Narvik), Lillian Mathisen Sund og Rune Nilsen (employee representative).

Competence and services

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

Structural Engineering and Material Technology

Northern Research Institute 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

Northern Research Institute 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

Northern Research Institute 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

Northern Research Institute 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

Northern Research Institute 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). NORUT 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.  

Industrialisation

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. Northern Research Narvik has gathered competence and tools for the analysis and performance of product development.