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Bjørsvik

Bjørsvik

24.06.2018

The industrial settlement Bjørsvik

Hummelfossen power station., Masfjorden

Hummelfossen

17.06.2018

As early as 1906 the Matre and Haugsdal waterway was bought up by the businessman Blauuw from Bergen; the first “waterfall speculator” in the Matre area. He immediately resold it to Fr. Hiorth, who transferred all the rights to the company Matrefaldene in 1908. Behind A/S Matrefaldene were German interests, Badische Anilin und Sodafabrik, which wanted to start production of saltpetre fertilizer with nitrogen and electricity.

Litlematre

Litlematre

18.03.2018

Bjørn West-museum

Matre- Bjørn West museum

17.06.2018

Under the grass fields lie large quantities of sand and gravel.

Nedre Helland- Sand Quarries

13.12.2018

The three spades in the municipal coat of arms for Modalen are sand spades. Sand quarrying has brought income and employment. As much as 70,000-80,0000 tonnes of sand and gravel left the municipality each year since the turn of the millennium, to be used as cementing sand. Why is Modalen endowed with so much sand?

From Osterøy museum

Gjerstad

18.06.2018

The power station at Herlandsfossen, Osterøy

Herlandsfossen

18.03.2018

“The Karla Tannery”, Valestrand

Valestrandsfossen- tanning industry

18.06.2018

Valestrand became a centre for the tanning industry in Osterøy; one of the old crafts that has developed into a local industry with many places of work. From the 1870s ever more ventures were started. Many of the large sea houses we see today around the bay have been places for tanning and leather enterprises.

Skåråsmyri marsh and disappearing signs of the peat cutting that once was, though an old road still shows the way through the landscape

Skaråsmyri

19.05.2018

Dale power station

Dale power station

18.03.2018

In 1923 Bergenshalvøens Kommunale Kraftselskap (BKK) expropriated large areas for power plants and development of hydropower started soon afterwards. Dale power station with the two first aggregates, each of 14 MW was put into operation on 17 November 1927. In the supply reservoir in Storefossen 5152 cubic metres of concrete were cast, and a modern and well-equipped power station was built.

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