Practical information

Welcome to Narvik and the IWA Water Safety Conference 2022. This page will guide you through the programme of activities and will provide some practical information.

From the airport

Harstad-Narvik Airport (EVE) is an international airport located in Evenes serves for the towns of Harstad and Narvik. There are two good and reasonable transport options from Evenes Airport (EVE) to Narvik (58 Km). 1) The Airport bus that stops at the Quality Hotel Grand Royal after, Scandic Narvik hotel and Narvik bus terminal (It takes 1 hr and costs 300 – 330 NOK/person ) and (2) Taxi from Evenes Airport (EVE) to Narvik (it takes 50 min and costs 1300 – 1700 NOK/person).

Accommodation

Participants are required to make their own hotel reservations and booking their flights at the earliest to avoid additional costs and inconvenience related to the availability. Recommended hotels in the vicinity of the venue are listed below, with booking code:

  1. Quality Hotel Grand Royal (Booking: Please contact the hotel referring to the Water Safety Conference 2022)
  2. Scandic Narvik (Booking Code: BUIT210622)
  3. Thon Hotel Narvik (Booking: Please contact the hotel referring to the Water Safety Conference 2022)
  4. Narvik Hotel Wivel AS (Booking: Please contact the hotel referring to the Water Safety Conference 2022)
  5. Breidablikk Guesthouse (Booking: Please contact the Guesthouse referring to the Water Safety Conference 2022)
  6. UiT Student housing – You can rent a room from student housing costs NOK 850 per night, send an email at fatemeh.poureshghi@uit.no

 

Technical tour

The technical tour has two options: Narvik Vann (Water), around a 15-minute walk from UiT and Salaks AS (Aquaculture hatchery water supply and treatment systems), around 3 hours’ drive of a round trip. These two options highlight different aspects of water treatment and safety issues. Based on their interest, participants are free to choose one of the options. (There is no fee for the technical tour).

1.      Narvik Vann (Narvik Water)

Narvik Vann (Water) and Nordkraft (power plant) is the combined facility to produce clean water and green energy (hydroelectric power).

The water comes from two surface water sources, called «Isvannet» and «Forsnesvannet». The reservoir has a total volume of 9,300,000 m3 and a 1 km tunnel and 2 km long pipeline transport the water to the combined facility. The power plant produces a total of 10 GWh of electricity annually and then around 2-3 % of the total water is sent to the water treatment plant. The water treatment plant has a capacity of around 6,000 m3/year, but the average production is around 140 litre/sec and a total of 3,500 m3/year.

Narvik Water - Foto by: Kalle Punsvik

Foto by: Kalle Punsvik

2.      Salaks AS (Aquaculture hatchery water supply and treatment systems)

Salaks Group controls the entire value chain for salmon production – from fish roe to finished slaughter and packed in boxes. Slangfisk AS produces smolt right from the roe stage to small fishes, or smolt up to 250 grams and then pumped into large cages in the sea where the salmon grows big, up to 5-6 kilos.

The newly established Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS) is utilized to raise smolt by recycling the water while maintaining a healthy environment for fish. The system utilizes a biofilter to treat the water and has a capacity of holding 6,000,000 large smolts (250 grams).

Salaks AS (Aquaculture hatchery water supply and treatment systems) - Foto by: Simon Løvhaug

Foto by: Simon Løvhaug

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