Kongsberg Technology Traing Center and FMC Technologies
Kongsberg Technology Training Centre AS ( K-Tech ) is a unique and advanced training facility owned by the three largest industrial corporations in Kongsberg. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, GKN Aerospace AS og FMC Technologies.
The visitors will first visit K- Tech which is Norways largest training facility for apprentices for the high-tech industry. K-Tech recruits between 25 and 30 new apprentices every year to 10 different trades. 7 of these are specialized industrial trades. The second part of this visit will be to FMC which is the global leader of subsea systems and leading provider of services to the oil and gas industry. The visitors will see both production areas and testing facilities for subsea systems.
Both places the visitors will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to apprentices and employees.
Lunch will also be served before you leave for the silverminesKongsberg
Studyvisit to Kongsberg Silvermine
Silver was first discovered in the year 1623, and this was the start of a mining period that lasted 335 years. In 1770 Kongsberg was the second largest town in Norway and more than
4000 men were employed at the Silver Mining Company. Nowadays you may experience this fascinating history both above and below ground.
Join a train ride that takes you 342 meters below the surface and 2,3 km into the mountain. Inside the King’s mine there is a guided tour through stopes, adits and shafts. A mine elevator built in 1881 (“Fahrkunst”), is just one of many things to see on this tour, which takes 1,5 hours.