Tonstad Vindpark is located in the municipalities of Sirdal and Flekkefjord. Project development commenced in 2009 when Havgul Clean Energy AS initiated the concession process. The concession application was submitted to the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). As part of this process, an environmental impact assessment was conducted. This found that the wind farm area is one which yields high wind speed averages and relatively low environmental impact, having accounted for mitigation measures. Consequently, NVE issued a concession for the construction of Tonstad Vindpark in 2016. In NVE’s proposal for a domestic framework for onshore wind power, the area is defined as one of the most suitable for the development of wind power in Norway.
Construction commenced in mid-2018 and will continue for 18 months with expected start of production at the beginning of 2020.
The wind farm will have a capacity of 208MW and consist of 51 turbines, which makes it one of the largest in Norway. All of the electricity produced will be sold to Hydro Energi under a 25-year offtake agreement.
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Tonstad Vindpark AS is a joint venture registered in Norway, partly owned by Engie (20%) and partly by SUSI Partners (80%).
Risa was contracted for construction works, Linjepartner builds the 132-Volt line to Ertsmyra, Siemens delivers the transformers and the wind turbines are provided by SiemensGamesa. Multiconsult is the owner’s technical advisor for the project.
Tonstad Vindpark team_CFO Terje Kulseng, CEO Benoit Ribesse, Construction director Tom Indesteege, Techincal advisor Helge Toft, Engie Norden director Mounhime Ben-Ayata, CEO Engie Nordics Sandra Roche, Head of Communications Henriette Sarah Holberg. Read more here.