DECOM - Cluster for decommisioning

IAEA and the Minister of Trade and Industry to Halden

Welcome to launch of the DECOM Cluster!

We are happy to announce that Jan Christian Vestre, the Minister of Trade and Industry will open the new DECOM cluster together with Anne Kari Holm, the Mayor of Halden.

Decommissioning means the intriguing, extensively and compounding builddown of man-made facilities such as waste facilities, oil platforms, ships, dams, factories, and nuclear facilities.

The need of competence within the field of decommissioning has increased enormously during the last few years and will continue to do so in the future.

In Halden, Institute for Energy Technology and Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning already possess a vast knowledge within the field of decom, and together with Smart Innovation Norway, Kongsberg Innovation, NORSUS, Halden municipality and Halden næringsutvikling they have founded a national cluster to strengthen, increase and gather expertise.

Cluster for decommissioning and repurposing is launching 4 April, 2022, and we are proud to announce that the Minister of Trade and Industries Jan Christian Vestre and representatives from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will attend the opening.

When: April 4th, 2022

Time: 09:30-12:00

Where: Smart Innovation Arena,
Håkon Melbergs vei 16, Halden


Contact Nicholas Richards by
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It is fully booked physically but participate digitally.

  • Create new, Norwegian, sustainable jobs
  • Change the sins of the past
  • Ensure that new industry is created without the generation of hazardous waste, future-proof!
  • Gather knowledge and experiences
  • Promote innovation and partnership
  • Gathered under one ”arena”

09:00: Coffee and mingling

09:25 Introduction / Pål Mikkelsen, CEO Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND)

09:30: Official opening / Jan Christian Vestre, Minister of Trade and Industry and Anne Kari Holm, the Mayor of Halden.

09:40: Opening speech / Jan Christian Vestre, Minister of Trade and Industry

09:50: Johan Edvard Grimstad, Fylkesråd for næring i Viken

09:55: About the Decom cluster / the Decom steering group

10:03: Institute for Energy Technology / Thomas Nordlander, Vice President

10:11: Press – interviews with Jan Christian Vestre

10:16: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) / Olena Mykolaichuk, Section Head D&ER

10:27: Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND) / Pål Mikkelsen, CEO

10:37: Halden Municipality / Roar Vevelstad, kommunedirektør

10:48: NORSUS / Ellen-Marie Forsberg

10:58: Kongsberg Klyngen / Ole Hoen, Head of Kongsberg Klyngen

11:09: Leif Grimsrud AS / Magnar Kristiansen

11:19: Halden næringsutvikling / Veronika Lund

11:29: Mingling and questions