Swedish renewable energy company OX2 has received a contract from Austri Vind to construct the 112MW Raskiftet wind farm in Norway.
OX2, a joint venture formed between German company Stadtwerke München, and its Norway-based counterparts Eidsiva Energy and Gudbrandsdal Energy, will be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Raskiftet wind farm planned to be built in the municipalities of Åmot and Trysil.
OX2 Wind managing director Paul Stormoen said: “We have enjoyed a rewarding collaboration with all the parties involved in the project, and we are now looking forward to building and delivering yet another high-quality wind farm.”
Upon completion by the end of 2018, the project will be 60% owned by Stadtwerke München and Gudbrandsdal Energi and Eidsiva Energi will hold 20% each.
Since 2010, Austri Vind, which is owned jointly by Gudbrandsdal Energy and Eidsiva Energy, has been responsible for the development of the Raskiftet wind project.
The company has worked in collaboration with OX2 since last year with a major aim to secure financing.
Austri Vind chairman Thor Svegården said: “Austri Vind is happy to have chosen OX2 as the partner in developing the Raskiftet project.
“We aknowledge OX2 as an experienced windpower company, and look forward in realizing the project together with OX2.”
Expected to produce about 370GWh of new renewable electricity per year, the project will feature 31 wind turbines.
Stadtwerke München spokeswoman Bettina Hess said: "Along with the onshore wind park in Sweden commissioned last year, this will be our second major renewable project in Scandinavia.”
Hess noted that the firm intends to produce green power in its own installations by 2025 that would be enough to provide electricity to entire Munich.