Saren Energy AS

Owns Kvitebjørn Varme AS, Kvitebjørn Bio-El AS and Sarpsborg Avfallsenergi AS.

Saren Energy AS owns Kvitebjørn Varme AS (KVAS), Sarpsborg Avfallsenergi AS (SAE) and Kvitebjørn Bio-El AS (KVB).

Kvitebjørn Varme AS has provided reliable and eco-friendly heating to both private and public customers in Tromsø, including both the university and hospital. At the end of 2016, KVAS completed an extensive investment programme that included development plans for the district heating network and a new 2x11 MW energy recovery plant. In 2021, KVAS delivered 165 GWh, with new customers continuously being added to the network.

Sarpsborg Avfallsenergi AS owns and operates a 2x16 modern MW waste-to-energy plant in Sarpsborg, which delivers process steam to Borregaard. The plant has been in operation since 2009 and incinerates around 80,000 tonnes of waste each year, which generates approximately 200 GWh of energy. SAE was built such that Borregaard could phase out its oil boilers.

Kvitebjørn Bio-El AS is a modern fuel-flexible plant with a high environmental standard, located in Øra, Fredrikstad. The plant was established in 2008 and is operated by FREVAR KF. The installed power amounts to 25 MW. The plant’s annual energy recovery stands at 50,000 - 60,000 tonnes of recycling-based incineration. The plant’s capacity for its annual energy supply is 160 GWh, divided between its district heating and industrial steam, as well as its production of electricity.

Kvitebjørn Energi bought KVB from Hafslund in 2018, and in 2020, the company was brought in under the Saren Energy umbrella, together with SAE. In 2022 Saren acquired all shares in KVAS.

Production of district heating, process steam and energy

Renewable sources of energy

KVAS, Tromsø (Norway); SAE, Sarpsborg (Norway); KVB, Fredrikstad (Norway)

Turnover 2021:
340 MNOK

Employees 2021:

Investment year:
KVB 2018; SAE / Saren Energy 2020; KVAS 2022