Specialist renewable power generator Statkraft has decided to build its planned Kjollefjord wind farm in Lebesby, Norway. The new facility will cost NOK400 million; have a total installed effect of up to 40 megawatts and an annual output of approximately 155 gigawatt hours.

According to Statkraft, the third largest power producer in the Nordic region and second largest renewable power producer in Europe, construction will begin immediately. When completed next autumn, the facility will be Statkraft’s first wind farm in Norway’s most northern county of Finnmark.

The wind turbine towers will have a height of 70 meters and the rotor a diameter of 76-110 meters.

Once the Kjollefjord plant comes on stream, Statkraft’s wind farms will have a total output of approximately 750 gigawatt hours, which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of 37,500 households.

With our wind power project in Finnmark we are truly on our way to becoming a wind power nation. The construction of the Kjollefjord wind farm is the result of Statkraft’s wide-ranging, heavy commitment to finding new, environment-friendly energy solutions, said Statkraft’s CEO Bard Mikkelsen. The Kjollefjord wind farm will make a considerable contribution to our efforts to become a European leader in environment-friendly energy.