HeidelbergCement acquired its subsidiaries in Norway in 1999, and is the country’s market leader in the cement and concrete business. The Norwegian companies produce cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, prefabricated concrete and alternative fuels.
Our subsidiary Norcem is the only cement producer in Norway with plants in Brevik in southern Norway and Kjøpsvik in the northern part. A network of terminals along the coast ensures a strong market position. Almost all cement is transported from the plants by ship. Consumption of cement has remained high in recent years. Our cement production is characterised by a high proportion of alternative fuels. Main sources are ordinary waste products such as paper, textiles, and plastics. The Brevik plant also uses fuel from hazardous waste, processed by the subsidiary Renor.
Ready-mixed concrete plants are located in all major towns and regions in the southern part of Norway. This business line has experienced steady growth in past years.
Our aggregates companies are located mainly on the south-west coast, in addition to a few locations in eastern Norway. A high percentage of aggregates are shipped by boat from our quarries to the markets around the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Besides the domestic consumption, our quarries deliver to the offshore sector where ballast is used to cover or prepare underwater installations and pipelines, as well as offshore windfarms and coastal protection.
Our precast concrete business in Norway is newly established since we merged our precast activities in Abetong, which has been a part of HeidelbergCement since 1999, and Contiga into Nordic Precast Group 2015, in which we own 60%.
Number of Plants
(As of 2017)