All turbines have been put into operation

Turbine number 72 has now been put into operation. This means that all the turbines now have produced energy. - This is a very special milestone in the project, says the CEO of Øyfjellet wind park. 

-Recently, we have been working to put the remaining turbines into operation. Now we are finally at the finish line with this work, which is an important milestone on the way to completing the project. It will reduce emissions and contribute to more renewable energy locally, says Erik Mortensen, CEO of Øyfjellet Wind Park. 

Both the construction phase and the planning of the facility have been extensive. In total, over 100 agreements have been concluded with landowners, private individuals and companies to realize the facility, which will be a long-term contributor to jobs, growth and development in the entire region. 

- There are many people who have been involved in this project in various ways, and thus many who deserve a big thank you today. This applies in particular to the employees, who have worked hard to reach our goal with the commissioning of the facility. They have done a great job, says Mortensen. 

The fact that the wind farm is now operational means that there is no longer a need for NVE to consider an application for an extended deadline. 

Mortensen would like to thank partners and the municipality for their good cooperation and understanding that commissioning was delayed. The reason for the delay is the backlog after the pandemic and delayed deliveries as a result of the war in Ukraine. 

- We have had a good and close dialogue with affected parties during the project, and feel that we have been met with great understanding and goodwill from both partners, the Vefsn municipality and the residents. We are very grateful for that, concludes Mortensen, says Mortensen.