Norway firm to build 70-MW Kjosnesfjorden

Norwegian builder Veidekke Entreprenor AS has applied for a license to build the 70-MW Kjosnesfjorden hydroelectric project at Jolster in Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway.

Project Manager Oistein Brandt said Veiddeke has been involved in development of the project for several years. Kjosnesfjorden Kraftverk AS awarded a 500 million kroner (US$76.7 million) turnkey contract to Veidekke Entreprenor, a subsidiary of Norwegian construction group Veidekke ASA.

The project includes complete design as well as construction of an underground power plant, 20 kilometers of tunnels, 700 meters of shafts, two rockfill dams, 11 stream intakes, and complete structural and secondary engineering work.

�This is probably one of the last projects of its size and type in Norway,� Brandt said.

Veidekke expects to employ 50 people on the four-year project. The plant is to go into operation in July 2010, generating 240 gigawatt-hours annually.

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