We want to use this series of articles to present SAR's departments along the coast, from Hammerfest in the north to Stavanger in the south. Through our series, you will get to know our local departments and see how effective collaboration helps our customers create value from their waste. This is article number 6 in this series.
Mongstad is a former rural area that has now been developed into an industrial area in the municipalities of Alver and Austrheim in Nordhordland, Norway. Mongstad is most renowned for the oil refinery and stands as one of the largest oil and product harbors in Europe, with approximately 1500 ship arrivals annually. Mongstad also has Norway's largest supply base in terms of tonnage over the quay.
SAR Mongstad is located in the upper part of the supply base, strategically positioned to receive waste from rigs and onshore industries. The location consists of two departments: a department for the reception and intermediate storage of hazardous waste (SAR Mongstad Service) and SAR Mongstad Treatment, the largest water treatment plant for hazardous waste in Norway.
North Hordaland - Learning Area for Sustainable Development
History and future
Picture from the Common Lunch: SAR Mongstad has an active social committee that contributes extra to create a strong sense of community on-site.
Turning waste to value
Reception and Treatment of Waste
From January 1, 2023, to date, the department has received 41,000 tons of hazardous waste. In the same period, 101,379 tons of process/wash water from boats were received.
Unique Work Environment – Diverse Expertise
SAR Mongstad Service
Left picture, Customer Center: Siv Tove Meling, Siv Heidi Hodneland, Lelian Dam Rimarachin, and Susanne Kvamme. Right picture: Karina Borgen Solen Department Manager SAR Mongstad service
SAR Mongstad Treatment
Zlatko Hadzalic, department manager at work.
Analysis and Technology
Image from the laboratory: Sondre Isaksen, Production Planner Treatment, and Alise Tvilde Evensen, Quality Coordinator Service.
Nature and Surroundings in the Mongstad Area
Left Image: From a pole hunt on Kolåsfjellet, with a view of the supply base. Right Image: Vardetangen, Norway's westernmost mainland point