The Port of Verdal is today the largest industrial port in the Port of Trondheim IKS with just over 1 million tonnes of cargo annually over the quay. Of this, lime and lime products make up by far the largest share of the goods shipped out.
Unique lime deposit in Verdal
Tromsdalen in Verdal municipality has one of Europe’s largest and cleanest deposits of lime. Approximately 1.5 million tonnes of lime are extracted annually, the potential is estimated at several billion tonnes of usable limestone down to sea level.
The lime from Tromsdalen is suitable for the production of burnt lime for various types of purposes in industry, agriculture, food, water and wastewater treatment, building materials, etc. Lime is also a raw material for the production of cement. The expansion of the quay areas increases the storage capacity for lime, and makes it possible to increase the extraction and shipping of lime.
The new quay facilities
The new quay facility will be able to accommodate ships up to 60,000 dwt.
During 2018, the project will start with dredging of 100,000 m3 with masses outside the current port facility at Verdal. These masses will be used to establish 23 days of new land, in line with current area plans. At the same time, the current jetty will be changed so that access to Verdal harbor will not be hindered during loading of ships at the new facility.
Collaboration with Norcem and Verdalskalk
In June 2017, the Port of Trondheim entered into an agreement with the company Kalkkaia AS, which lays the foundation for the development and operation of the facility. Kalkkaia AS is owned by Norcem and Verdalskalk. The port of Verdal is today the largest industrial port in the Port of Trondheim IKS with just over 1 million tonnes of goods annually over the quay. Of this, lime and lime products make up by far the largest share of the goods shipped out.