Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy has commenced construction on a new wind farm which will form part of a larger network in Norway.

Statkraft’s 1GW Fosen network will eventually comprise of six separate wind farms, doubling wind power capacity in the country. On Monday the company began work on the 288MW Storheia wind farm in Norway, the second, and largest, component of the six wind park portfolio.
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Business Green reports that the €1.1bn overall Fosen scheme will become Europe’s largest onshore wind power project once completed.

2.2km of access roads for the project have also began construction and are set to be complete by summer of 2017.

Statkraft, TrønderEnergi and the European investor consortium Nordic Wind Power DA announced earlier this year they were joining forces to deliver the project, with commissioning expected to be completed in 2020. Once completed, the six projects are expected to deliver an annual 3.4TWh of clean power.