Tagged: wind farm

Smøla

Studying the economy of the island life

Smøla lies in central Norway, 75 miles west of Trondheim. Having been inhabited for at least eight millennia, the municipality today comprises nine principal inhabited islands that are home to a declining population of around 2,000 people. Home to a large-scale wind farm, their economy focuses on sustainable energy,

Next generation wind turbine on trial

In the world’s northernmost wind farm at Havøygavlen, Statoil is to test next generation turbine technology. The innovation is a gearless turbine that promises to achieve significant reductions in operation and maintenance costs for...

Statoil awarded wind contract for Dogger Bank

The Crown Estate has announced that the Forewind consortium, comprising Statoil, Statkraft, SSE and RWE npower has been named as the successful bidder for the largest zone in the third license round (Round 3)...

StatoilHydro’s CEO meets UK energy minister in London

Chief executive Helge Lund and UK minister for energy and climate change Ed Miliband met in London on Tuesday September 15, to discuss issues relating to StatoilHydro’s business in Britain. Miliband underlined UK’s good...

DONG to build windpark in northern Norway

DONG Energy has decided to build and run the Norwegian onshore wind farm  Nygårdsfjell 2 in the Narvik municipality in Northern Norway. The wind farm is owned by the company Nordkraft Vind AS, which...

Norwegians power Welsh windfarm development

Norwegian utility Statkraft AS and its partner have won a wind power licence in Britain and plan to build a wind farm in Wales within two years, the state-owned company said on Thursday. The...

Norwegian firms in joint offshore wind bid with UK

Norway’s Statkraft and StatoilHydro have joined forces with two other leading international energy companies to bid to win exclusive rights to develop wind farms in the United Kingdom. Scottish and Southern Energy-owned Airtricity and...

Minister: Norway’s renewable goals ‘driven by wind’

As the EU embarks on ambitious plans to boost its share of renewable energy, Norway seeks to diversify its offering and swamp EU consumers with green electricity produced from large-scale offshore wind farms, Liv Monica...