Skanska wins Norwegian power plant contract

WCN Editorial Team 27 Sep 2016 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Swedish construction firm Skanska has won a NOK657M ($80.8M) contract from Eidsiva Vannkraft to construct Nedre Otta power plant in Norway.

The project, to be located in the municipalities of Sel and Vågå, will include the construction of the power station and transformer hall. It will also involve nearly 12,000m of tunnel work and concrete work around the intake, power plant area, outflow and portal.

The Nedre Otta power plant will utilise the existing intake dam at Eidefossen power plant. The water will travel through a tunnel from the intake to the new plant.

The facility will have an installed capacity of 85MW and will be able to generate 315GWh of power annually — enough to supply nearly 15,000 homes.

Construction on the project will start in October 2016 and will be completed in early 2020.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

 

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