Arctic Race of Norway welcomes Mo Industripark, Rana Gruber and FREYR Battery as new Official Fans!

May 4 th 2022 - 07:00 [GMT + 2]

06/08/2021 - Arctic Race of Norway 2021 - Nordkjosbotn / Storfjord Kilpisjarvi (177,6 km) -
06/08/2021 - Arctic Race of Norway 2021 - Nordkjosbotn / Storfjord Kilpisjarvi (177,6 km) - © ARN/Rune Dahl

Mo Industripark is one of Norway's largest industrial parks, with the vision of being a world-class green industrial park. Together with FREYR Battery and Rana Gruber, the three companies are now partnering with the Arctic Race of Norway and aim at highlighting the green developments in the Helgeland region.

“Arctic Race of Norway is more than just a bicycle race. As a sports event, we want to contribute to growth and development in a sustainable way. We have received the Eco Lighthouse environmental certification and aim to become the world's first bicycle race that uses exclusively all-electric cars. All this makes it very relevant to enter into a collaboration with Mo Industripark, FREYR and Rana Gruber", says Knut-Eirik Dybdal, Director of the Arctic Race of Norway.

The first two stages of Arctic Race of Norway 2022 will go through the Helgeland region, with stage 1 to start and finish in Mo i Rana.  The festivities along the race route, combined with TV broadcast in 190 countries, will make the region more visible to the world.

“Mo i Rana and Helgeland are growing rapidly with power processing industry, mineral industry, research and green solutions. Through support for players such as the Arctic Race of Norway, we will drive green growth forward and create more jobs. In addition, we will help create great festivities around the race and give our region international attention”, says Mo Industripark’s CEO Arve Ulriksen.

Also a part of this new agreement, Rana Gruber aims to cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and FREYR will start the production of sustainable batteries that are absolutely necessary in the green shift.

“We are very proud that both Rana Gruber and FREYR are with us in this collaboration. These are two companies that are central to achieving our vision of being a world-class green industrial park”, says Ulriksen. Ulriksen emphasizes that other partners of the Arctic Race of Norway may also have an impact on them. For example, Arctic Race of Norway cooperates with NAV to give new opportunities to workers who have fallen outside the labour market. This corresponds to Mo Industripark’s needs for its own future develoments.

“We need more hands and heads for the region, so it is clear that the Arctic Race of Norway’s collaboration with NAV is important for Northern Norway, and will be a strong focus for us”, says Ulriksen.

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