Norwegian consortium plans 900MW portfolio

NORWAY: Three Scandinavian firms have formed a new joint venture with a view of developing 900MW of new wind capacity in Norway.

Norway has around 800MW of connected wind power (pic: Statkraft)
Norway has around 800MW of connected wind power (pic: Statkraft)

Finnish firm St1 Nordic Oy's Norwegian subsidiary, St1 Norge, has joined forces with Norwegian firms Vindkraft Nord and Ny Energi, with a view to developing two wind projects in the Lebesby and Tana municipalities of Finnmark county, northern Norway, close to the border with Finland.

The 700MW Davvi and the 200MW Borealis sites are estimated to generate 3.6TWh annually. St1 said it may look at connecting the projects to both the Norwegian and Finnish grids.

Initially, the Grenselandet joint venutre will focus on the development work and the environmental impact assessment, which is expected to take up to three years.

"The projects will strengthen the central grid eastwards, and thereby secure a supply of renewable energy for the region," said Greneslandet project manager, Harald Dirdal.

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