CFO Kjetil Helland at the University of Agder (left) and Eivind Buckner at JBU Eiendom with the approval letter from Grimstad. Photo: University of Agder

A detailed plan for the Mechatronics Innovation Lab (MIL) has been approved by the city council of Grimstad.

“An important milestone towards realization”, says Dean and Rector Elect Frank Reichert at the University of Agder.

“We are impressed by the city of Grimstad. This process could not have been completed any faster. A speedy approval increases chances for an earlier start of the building process”, say CFO Kjetil Helland at the University of Agder and Eivind Buckner at JBU Eiendom.

Building could start before Christmas 2015.

MIL includes facilities for testing of electric and hydraulic components and systems, scale models and complete prototypes, as well as robotic welding and other automated processes. More services will be added before the lab opens.

“The sooner the lab is in place the sooner our researchers at the new Center for Offshore Mechatronics are able to utilize it to gain new knowledge”, says Reichert.

 

February 24th 2021

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