Fortum and Nordkraft JV to Target Norwegian Wind Power Development

Fortum and Norwegian energy company Nordkraft have formed a joint venture, Fortum Nordkraft Vind DA, to develop new wind power projects in Norway.

Fortum and Nordkraft JV

The two companies have been successfully co-operating in Norwegian wind power since 2017 when Fortum entered the Norwegian wind market.

“Fortum’s goal is to grow substantially in the Nordic wind and Norway has an important role in this strategy. With the joint venture, we aim to combine the expertise of Fortum and Nordkraft to develop high-quality wind power projects in Norway,” says Joonas Rauramo, Vice President Wind at Fortum.

Fortum purchased three Norwegian wind power projects from Nordkraft in 2017. Fortum now owns Nygårdsfjellet wind farm in Narvik and Ånstadblåheia wind farm in Sortland. Sørfjord wind farm in Tysfjord is currently under construction. Altogether, the three wind parks will have an installed capacity of 170 megawatts. Following the acquisition of the projects in 2017, Nordkraft has continued to support Fortum in construction, and operation and maintenance of the projects.

“We have had very good cooperation with Fortum in wind power and we are happy to now formalizing our joint development efforts in Fortum Nordkraft Vind DA. This is important for the goal of building more renewable energy and to implement Nordkraft’s project development strategy,” says Jon Ingebrigtsen, Project Director at Nordkraft.

Based on its strategy, Fortum will continue to build on its long-standing expertise to grow in CO2-free power generation. The company’s ambition is to increase its solar and wind portfolio to a multi-gigawatt scale. Fortum’s business model in renewables consists of the development, construction, and asset management of solar and wind assets. Fortum utilises partnerships and other forms of co-operation to maintain a more asset-light structure.

Recently, we reported that Vestas had secured an order from Fortum, for the 90 MW wind project Kalax in the province of Närpio in Western Finland,  the first large-scale wind energy project the company is executing in its home country.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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