Finnish energy company Fortum is beginning construction of the Anstadblaheia wind farm in Norway.

With ground works underway this month, the wind farm is expected to start production in 2018.

The wind farm will be powered by 14 turbines from Vestas, giving it an installed capacity of about 50 MW.

The project was one of three wind farms acquired by Fortum from Nordkraft in January. As well as Anstadblaheia, the Nygårdsfjellet wind farm is already operational and the Sørfjord project is soon to commence construction.

The total installed capacity of the three wind farms will be approximately 170 MW.

“These wind projects are an important step in the implementation of Fortum’s ambition to grow in wind and solar power,” said Philippe Stohr, vice-president of windpower at Fortum.

“The fact that all the wind farms are situated in the same area in Norway enables high-efficiency in operations.” 

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