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Quartz Corp connects new Rubbhall

Drag, Norway

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Rubbhall AS has connected a new 25m span x 32m long x 6.9m leg Rubbhall with 100mm Thermohall® insulation to an existing Rubb building for Quartz Corp, in Drag, Norway.

The building will be used for storage of materials before the integrated conveyer belt transports the product for further processing.

Plamek AS skilfully assembled the project. The difference in span and eaves sizes between the buildings was easily overcome by implementing an insulated overlap, which is welded the same way as standard joints.

The existing building’s gable wall has become a separating wall between the two structures, with the existing 4m x 4m roller shutter door enabling access between the two. To the left, another 4m x 4.5m roller shutter door was installed in the new structure to provide outdoor access. There is a third 3.8m x 4.5m roller shutter door to the right sidewall, completing the building’s entrances.

Quartz Corp’s Norwegian production site is in the heart of fjord country in Northern Norway. The village of Drag lies along the spectacular Tysfjorden in Hamarøy municipality, where abundant natural resources and access to clean energy help fuel a vibrant industrial base in the area.

The company’s quartz is mined in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, USA. While quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s crust, quartz from Spruce Pine is uniquely pure. The quartz is then sent to the state-of-the-art facility in Drag, Norway for on-processing and intense purification to 99.999% SiO2 levels. By keeping the early processes separate, the Norwegian facility can focus entirely on advanced purification techniques.

Quartz is one of the most useful naturally occurring minerals, with many uses serving as the foundation of modern life. Semiconductors, lighting, fibre optics, and solar power are among the top applications of quartz sand.