I went for a walk on Sunday (a quiet day) down to Nedre Elvehavn and TMV.
Trondhjems mekaniske Værksted or TMV was a major shipbuilding company in Trondheim, Norway. It was founded in 1872 by the engineer Sophus August Weidemann. For many years TMV was the biggest employer in Trondheim. The majority of TMV's shares was acquired by Aker in 1960, merging them into the Aker Group. The company was closed in 1983.
The former location of the company's shipbuilding business, Nedre Elvehavn, is still referred to as "TMV" by some citizens of Trondheim. The entire area has been subject to an urban renewal project. A shopping centre, Solsiden, was built on the grounds in October 2000, and the surrounding area now has several apartment buildings and a hotel.
The history of the area as a shipyard is preserved; the dry docks, many of the company buildings and even some of the shipbuilding equipment (such as a large crane) is still present. When a pedestrian bridge connecting Nedre Elvehavn to the city centre of Trondheim was built in 2003, it was named Verftsbrua, meaning "the (ship)yard bridge".
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