Industrial Tours

Three manufacturing companies in Trondheim and the surrounding region have invited APMS participants to visit their facilities Thursday 21 September. Practical details have been sent by email to those who have registered for the tours.


  • Siemens Energy: departure 08:30, return 11:30
  • Aker Solutions Verdal: departure 09:00, return 14:00
  • Orkel AS: departure 09:30, return 13:30

Siemens Energy

Although Siemens established its activities in Norway in 1898, Siemens Energy is a young company that was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2020. Siemens Energy is today a global leader in the energy business, and one sixth of global electricity generation is based on Siemen’s technology. The Trondheim site employs around 400 staff in a Maritime and Offshore Center that focuses on industrial decarbonization through electrification and process optimization. The facility assembles and delivers complex electric power solutions for the global maritime industry and is home to an advanced robotized and digitized battery module factory.

Orkel AS

Orkel develops, manufactures, and sells Orkel compactors for agriculture and industry. The company was founded over 70 years ago and is one of the largest producers of agricultural and industrial machinery in Norway. Orkel focuses on high quality products, innovation, and solid craftmanship. The company’s compactors are now sold in over 60 countries worldwide – and their products contribute to a more sustainable world by ensuring optimal preservation and handling of everything from corn feed to household waste.

Aker Solutions Verdal

Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products, and services to the global energy industry. Deliveries range from large platforms and subsea systems for oil and gas production, to offshore wind installations and facilities for carbon capture, utilization, and storage. The yard in Verdal was established in 1969 and has with its 1 020 employees become one of the largest industrial employers in the region. The yard specializes in fabricating fit-for-purpose steel substructures and jackets for offshore developments.


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