Mjøstårnet will be even taller
The world’s tallest timber building will now stand at 85.4 metres. This became clear when the last beam was hoisted into place on the building in Brumunddal on Tuesday morning. Mjøstårnet will therefore be more than four metres taller than originally planned. Here is the story of how the world record was raised to new heights.
Strong results from Moelven
High demand for sustainable building materials ensures that Moelven delivers one of its best six-month results of all time.
How to assemble a world record
The world’s tallest timber building is groundbreaking for more than just its height. When Mjøstårnet was to be built, Moelven employed a completely new and untested assembly technique.
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First sawmill in Norway with X-ray sorting of timber
Every single log is used where it is best suited, resulting in less waste. This is the goal of Moelven Våler AS in Braskereidfoss when the sawmill becomes the first in Norway with X-ray sorting of timber.
Strong result in snowy quarter
The great interest in using wood for building provided Moelven with strong operating income in the first quarter, although the winter cooled some parts of the market.
Building a world record
During the winter Olympics at Lillehammer Rune Abrahamsen found motivation to set world records using timber as a building material. 24 years later he is spearheading the timber structure in the world’s tallest pure timber building.
Can build timber skyscraper taller than 150 metres
“With a wider building, it will be possible to build a timber building taller than 100 metres. 150 metres should also be possible. Possibly even taller.”
Good result for Moelven
Moelven posted a NOK 420 million profit on the company's operations in 2017. This is an earnings improvement of NOK 125 million compared to the previous year
Norway to build world’s tallest timber building
“Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall, and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building.