Vemork hydroelectric plant is located outside Rjukan in Tinn, Telemark, Norway. The plant was built by Norsk Hydro and opened in 1911, its main purpose being to fix nitrogen for the production of fertilizer. Vemork was later the site of the first plant in the world to mass-produce heavy water developing from the hydrogen production then used for the Haber process.
During World War II, Vemork was the target of Norwegian heavy water sabotage operations, depicted in the Norwegian film “Operation Swallow: The Battle for Heavy Water” (1948), starring several of the original saboteurs, and later (and less accurately) in the Hollywood production “The Heroes of Telemark” (1965), starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris.
The heavy water plant was closed in 1971, and in 1988 the power station became the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum.
This concert is organized by SMALT in cooperation with the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum and supported by the Arts Council Norway.
DEL: Kjell Runar “Killer” Jenssen, Lasse Marhaug, Per Gisle Galåen and Fredrik Ness Sevendal.
Kobi: Kai Mikalsen, Petter Flaten Eilertsen, Mats Monstad, Martin Powell and Fredrik Ness Sevendal.