16 Aug Statkraft starts work on record-breaking Norwegian wind farm
Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy Statkraft has started construction on the 288MW Storheia wind farm in Norway, planning to deliver on of Europe’s largest onshore wind farms.
Storheia is the second and largest of six projects that make up the 1GW Fosen network of wind farms in central Norway.
Olso-based Statkraft is head of the US$1.2 billion scheme, which is planned to double Norway’s wind energy capacity and become Europe’s largest onshore wind project once finished.
The project’s contractor, John J Syltern started construction yesterday to build the 2.2km of access roads which are expected to be finished by summer 2017.
Statkraft, TrønderEnergi, and European investor consortium Nordic Wind Power DA are collaborating on Storheia with commissioning anticipated to be completed in 2020.
The six projects are planned to deliver an annual 3.4TWh of clean power once finished.