Grenland is centrally located, both in relation to the rest of Norway and to Europe. It has good connections, both trough road and rail networks, with Oslo less than two hours away. Both the road and rail networks are being upgraded, which will further reduce journey times. Torp Sandefjord Airport provides fast access to the rest of Europe by air.
Grenland is home to one of Norway’s largest ports, with specialised terminals for dry and wet bulk freight, timber and general cargo, as well as passenger transport. The Brevik Terminal in Porsgrunn operates frequent RoRo and LoLo services, and is an intermodal hub with rail access right “on the quayside”. There are daily Fjordline departures from Langesund ferry terminal in Bamble to Hirtshals, Stavanger and Bergen. The Voll Terminal in Skien is an industrial terminal equipped for project cargo, heavy lifting and a number of specialist functions.
A long history within the development of hydropower and energy-intensive industry ensures a well-developed and state-of-the-art power grid with good access to renewable electricity. The region already has an excellent fibre network and will be one of the first to be connected to 5G. The region in general and the industrial parks in particular have well-developed industrial infrastructure in terms of gas, steam, process water, HSE, etc. for most purposes.