The site is located at coordinates 65°37’34.7”N 22°07’01.2”E, on Hertsöfältet, about 8 km northeast of central Luleå, part of the property with land-register reference Luleå Hertsön 11:1, owned by Luleå Council. The site is especially suitable for establishment of industrial operations. Access to untreated water is good. As of today, the site covers approximately 125 hectares. Hertsöfältet also contains three privately owned properties, which Luleå Council are planning to acquire. This would enable an expansion to about 200 hectares of industrial estate.
ELECTRICITY AND CAPACITY
Luleå can meet requirements for establishment as specified in requests for information. Electricity distribution for the property is provided by Vattenfall AB, with a 130 kV regional network. Luleå Energi AB has an area concession of up to 40 kV. Throughout the period 2020-2024, the available capacity will increase from 100 to 300 MW, if concession work proceeds as normal.
LOW ELECTRICITY PRICES AND CHEAP DISTRICT HEATING
Northern Sweden provides unique conditions in the form of access to large amounts of clean, renewable energy, from hydroelectric and wind power. Northern Sweden is also renowned for its stable electricity network, optimised for business-critical processes. Electricity prices are also lower and efficiency is higher than elsewhere in the country. The owner of the local network, Luleå Energi AB, has some of the lowest network prices in Sweden. The climate is cold, which leads to major energy and environmental savings. Surplus energy from SSAB is used in Luleå’s district heating system. This has given the residents of Luleå Sweden’s lowest energy costs.
Luleå is a major logistics hub for all forms of transport, offering high flexibility throughout the entire logistics chain. We have good access to roads, railroads, ports and combination terminals for efficient re-loading to other forms of transport.
WE MEET ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
Luleå has extensive experience in environmental management from previous establishments and will meet any requirements for noise, distance to protected areas, access to and use of water and chemicals. We have a good dialogue with regulatory agencies, the County Administrative Board and the Environmental Court, amongst others.
AN ATTRACTIVE CITY
The Luleå region is one of Sweden’s major labour market regions, with 173,000 residents, the largest north of the Stockholm area. The labour market is strong and there are plenty of skilled employees and potential partners. Luleå is growing fast, with about 500 new residents per year – and building 2,000 new homes by the end of 2018. In 2015, Luleå was named Growth Municipality of the Year in Sweden, for successful efforts to promote jobs and growth.
WORLD CLASS RESEARCH
Luleå university of technology is world-leading in several areas of research, including renewable energy and the development of sustainable and energy efficient, environmentally friendly systems and processes.
A STRONG INDUSTRIAL TRADITION
Luleå has a long and proud tradition of successful industrial establishments, with many capable suppliers of competitive, high quality products and services.
Last, but not least, Luleå knows the importance of a well-functioning dialogue between all parties throughout an establishment process. We have learned a lot about the necessity of open communication and can quickly come together, to find the skills and resources needed to meet the demands of all stakeholders in the process.