Norway: A 255.6MW onshore wind farm, claimed to be the country’s largest, is now in full operation.
The Roan Wind Farm, equipped with 71 turbines, is expected to generate approximately 900GWh of sustainable electricity annually, which will be used to power the Trøndelag region of the country.
The farm is the first of six which make the Fosen development, which includes the Geitfjellet and Hitra 2 wind farms, located south of Trondheimsfjorden (275MW), and the Harbaksfjellet, Storheia and Kvenndalsfjellet plants on the north side of Trondheimsfjorden (780MW).
The project is said to have provided permanent jobs in the region, whilst boosting the local Roan municipality's annual revenue by 20%.
On completion, the development will be Europe’s largest onshore wind power facility, with a combined capacity of 1,057MW.
Fosen Vind is owned by a consortium, including Statkraft (52.1%), Nordic Wind Power (40%) and TrønderEnergi (7.9%).
Mayor Einar Eian in Roan said: “We’re pleased that the Roan wind farm is now fully operational and we are also happy about the jobs and the activity this brings to the municipality. Fosen Vind has become the largest export company in the municipality.”