NOAH is a leading environmental company

NOAH was set up in order to process hazardous waste. Now the company plans to recycle more of the waste it receives.

Increasing awareness of the environmental consequences of hazardous substances resulted in the establishment of NOAH in 1991. The government joined forces with nine industrial companies to establish NOAH, so that Norway would be able to meet its international obligations.

The old limestone quarry on Langøya was selected as the waste disposal site. In 2003, Gjelsten Holding bought NOAH AS. Now NOAH’s reception and treatment of inorganic hazardous waste means that it is an important part of the infrastructure of industrial Norway.

After 25 years, the disposal site on Langøya is starting to fill up. NOAH plans to establish a new waste disposal site for the decades ahead, and has chosen the mines at Brevik.


Although it is establishing a new waste disposal site, NOAH has also decided to increase its focus on developing new methods for the recycling of inorganic, hazardous waste. By 2025, the aim is for 25 per cent of the waste to be turned into resources.

This means that over the next few years, it will be stepping up its research and development work, particularly regarding fly ash recycling.