ESPOO, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The transaction consists of the Nygårdsfjellet wind farm, which is already operational, as well as the fully-permitted Ånstadblåheia and Sørfjord projects. Fortum is preparing for the construction of the Ånstadblåheia and Sørfjord projects, expected to be commissioned in 2018 and 2019. When built the installed capacity of the three wind farms would total approximately 170 MW.
Fortum announced the acquisition on 8 November 2016.
Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Communications
The Nygårdsfjellet, Ånstadblåheia and Sørfjord wind farms
All three wind farms are located in Northern Norway. The projects are owned and developed by the Nordkraft Group, with Vesterålskraft AS owning an
approximately 9,5% minority share in the Ånstadblåheia project.
|Nygårdsfjellet||32 MW||2006 and 2011|
|Ånstadblåheia||approx. 50 MW||expected 2018|
|Sørfjord||approx. 90 MW||expected 2019|
Nordkraft AS is a vertical integrated utility within hydropower (development,
construction and production), distribution of power and power sales to
end-users. It is owned by Narvik Municipality (50.01%), Troms Kraft (33.33%)
and Hålogaland Kraft (16.16%).
Fortum is a leading clean energy company which provides its customers with
electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource
efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for
a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and the
Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and already 64% of our electricity
generation is CO2 free. In 2015, our sales were EUR 3.5 billion. www.fortum.com
SOURCE: Fortum Keilaniemi