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Norhard AS

  • Established in 2006 as Norwegian Hard Rock Drilling, by Statkraft, Lyse, Skagerak and Agder Energi, with financial support from NVE

  • Located at Tonstad, the Norwegian capital for hydropower, about 110 kilometres SE of Stavanger

  • MBO together with local investors in 2011, investing MNOK 25

  • Norhard was granted MNOK 19 in EU funding in 2018 through the Horizon 2020 SME programme of the European Union for development and international commercialization of the ECO-Drilling technology (cost-effective and environmentally friendly full profile directional drilling technology for the global renewable hydropower industry, protected with numerous patents)

  • Norhard's proprietary ECO-DRILLING system is the only solution capable of drilling upwards over long distances and high heads (3 km drilling length with 1 km altitude adifference) using a non-rotatory drill string

  • Over the last 10 years Norhard has delivered drilling and lining of more than 20 pressure shafts producing ~250GWh

  • Norhard is today a fully integrated service provider for drilling and lining solutions onshore, utilizing inhouse technology development and manufacturing

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