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NOK 11 billion will be invested in wind power project in Central Norway

A wind turbineA wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind, also called wind energy, into mechanical energy in a process known as wind power. Photo: Frank May / NTB scanpix


The Statkraft, TronderEnergi and Nordic Windpower DA join forces to build Europe’s largest onshore wind farm in central Norway.
About NOK 11 billion will be invested in six wind farms totaling 1,000 megawatts (MW).
The wind farms are built on the Fosen peninsula, Hitra and Snillfjord, in a coastal area with some of the best conditions for wind power production in Europe. The concession for the development was granted in August 2013 but was shelved last summer due to lack of profitability.
The power companies and Statnett later announced  a new assessment of the project based on new conditions, including the right to build a bigger share of the project north of Trondheim Fjord, where the wind resource is larger and provides enhanced profitability.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today