November 1 (Renewables Now) - Tonstad Vindpark AS has completed the installation of 14 out of 51 turbines at the site of its 208-MW namesake wind farm in Norway and six of the units have now been electrified.
The project company, which is owned 80% by SUSI Partners AG and 20% by France’s Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), expects to erect two additional Siemens Gamesa turbines per week over the next few months if the weather allows it.
The plan is to have the wind park fully operational by mid-March 2020, according to Henriette Sarah Holberg, Head of Communications at Tonstad Vindpark AS.
The facility is being built at a site in the municipalities of Sirdal and Flekkefjord. It has a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with a subsidiary of aluminium producer Norsk Hydro. The latter will be able to produce some 50,000 tonnes of aluminium a year at its Norwegian plants using electricity generated by the Tonstad wind farm.