The client is a joint venture company held by German municipal utilities company Stadtwerke München and its Norwegian counterparts Eidsiva Energy and Gudbrandsdal Energy. The project will be delivered turnkey and is OX2’s first construction project in Norway.
Austri Vind, which is owned by Gudbrandsdal Energy and Eidsiva Energy, has worked on development of the project since 2010 and has cooperated with OX2 since 2015 in order to, among other things, secure financing. The entry of Stadtwerke München as a majority shareholder in the project company will enable OX2 to start the construction work.
“Thanks to the good and professional collaboration with OX2, our renewable energies expansion campaign will take a further step forward. Along with the onshore wind park in Sweden commissioned last year, this will be our second major renewable project in Scandinavia. By 2025, SWM aims to generate enough green power in its own installations to supply all of Munich, making Munich the first million city worldwide to have reached this target. Wind power will play a significant role in achieving this” says Bettina Hess, spokeswoman Stadtwerke München.
The wind farm will be built in Raskiftet, in the municipalities of Åmot and Trysil, Norway. It will be composed of 31 wind turbines and when the plant is commissioned at the end of 2018, it will produce some 370 GWh of new renewable electricity per year.