[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Green light for huge wind project 

Credit:  Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com | February 23, 2016 | www.cnbc.com ~~

Europe’s largest onshore wind power project will be built in Norway, the companies involved in the six wind farms’ development announced Tuesday.

Renewable energy company Statkraft – which is owned by the Norwegian state – announced that it would collaborate with TrønderEnergi and Nordic Wind Power DA to build six sites with a capacity to generate 1,000 megawatts (MW).

Approximately 1.1 billion euros ($1.21 billion) will be invested in the project, with construction beginning in the second quarter of the year.

“This is an important day,” Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, chief executive and president of Statkraft, said in a news release.

“Together with our partners, Statkraft has developed the largest renewable energy project in Norway… this millennium. With a 1000MW project, we become one of the leading onshore wind players,” he added.

Statkraft added that the project is set to be completed and commissioned in 2020, with the wind farms generating 3.4 terawatt hours of power every year, enough renewable energy to “meet the needs” of roughly 170,000 households in Norway.

The wind farms will be owned by joint venture company Fosen Vind. Statkraft is to have an ownership interest of 52.1 percent in the company, with TrønderEnergi having a stake of 7.9 percent and Nordic Wind Power DA 40 percent. The latter is a European investor consortium formed by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners and backed by BKW, a Swiss utility.

Wind energy is becoming increasingly important in Europe. The U.K. government recently announced that the world’s largest offshore wind farm – which will have a capacity of 1.2 GW – is set to be built off the north coast of England.

Source:  Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com | February 23, 2016 | www.cnbc.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky