Veidekke ASA: Extends and modernises for Nortura in Tønsberg

Veidekke ASA: Extends and modernises for Nortura in Tønsberg

07.12.2021 - 13:58

Veidekke has signed a contract with Nortura SA for the extension and conversion of Nortura’s production plant in Tønsberg. The contract involves erecting several new buildings, converting the existing slaughterhouse and demolition work. The contract is a collaborative construction project with a target price of NOK 240 million excluding VAT.

The five new buildings will total 6,500 m 2 in size and will comprise a hanging hall, cutting department, converter, refrigeration centre and various technical facilities. Around 3,000 m 2 of the current slaughterhouse will be remodelled, and this includes the entire slaughter department, shock freezer, intestine cleaner, barn and break room. The factory's footprint increases with 3,000 m 2.

The supporting systems for the new building will mainly consist of prefabricated concrete on a foundation of elements and soles. Both the new builds and conversion will be carried out with the slaughterhouse in full operation, with the exception of a period in the spring/summer of 2022 when the slaughter department will be closed in order to allow for work along the actual slaughter line.

Nortura Tønsberg is Norway’s larges sausage factory and also produces all Gilde liver paste. Following this comprehensive modernisation, Nortura will move all slaughter and cutting of swine in Eastern Norway to the plant in Tønsberg, which will also increase staffing at the plant by around 70 man-years for cutting and 15 for slaughtering.

Construction has already started, and completion is scheduled for the spring of 2023. The project is a part of Nortura’s ongoing industrial structure project.

For more information please contact:
District Manager Lars Nicolas Hjertås, tel. +47 92 29 71 92,

Project Manager Jostein Ekeberg, tel. +47 91 69 76 90,
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, tel. +47 90 55 33 22,

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction companies. The company undertakes all types of construction and civil engineering contracts, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. Veidekke emphasises stakeholder involvement and local experience. Its annual turnover is approx. NOK 38 billion, and around half of its 8,100 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and has posted a profit every year since its inception in 1936.