Mantena has now, together with Bane NOR Eiendom, started work to build one of Europe’s largest paint halls in the workshop at Grorud.

The new paint hall is scheduled to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2021 and will have an interior length of 113 meters. The hall will include two new mixing rooms and a new warehouse. The hall can be divided into four different sections with a length of approximately 28 meters in each section.


One of the largest in Europe

Per Henning Torgersen, commercial manager in Mantena, says that the new hall will probably be one of Europe’s largest paint halls, helping Mantena to take a central position for painting train equipment in Europe.


– With these dimensions, we will be able to handle large machines, cranes and offshore components that no one has had the capacity for previously. We have dreamt of a paint hall like this for many years and are convinced that this will give us a solid competitive advantage and many new opportunities.


Strengthens HSE work

Torgersen explains that the new hall will be “state-of-the art” and will be built according to important principles for sustainability and the environment. The hall will be supplied with waterborne heat, and our needs regarding ventilation and sanding extraction have been taken into consideration when planning modern solutions for electricity consumption and ventilation.


– The new hall, and its modern solutions, will not only take us a step ahead with regards to painting, it will also help to strengthen HSE work and focus on safety in Mantena, says Torgersen.