The project

Øyfjellet is Eolus Vind’s largest permitted project to date regardless of market and is located in the Municipality of Vefsn in Nordland, Norway.

The project began as a local initiative, which explains the strong local support for the project from the outset. ØyfjelletVindpark received final concession from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (OED) in November 2016 and consists of about 90 wind turbines.

Øyfjellet
Kapasitet 400 MW
Posisjoner 70-75
Estimert produksjon ca 1,3 TWh
Prisområde NO4
PPA signert 2018

Timeplan project Øyfjellet

2011

Eolus starts cooperation with local developer

2011

2012

Simplified pre-study carried out

2012

2013

Project study conducted för concession application

2013

2014 January

Concession application sent in
2014 January

2014 November

NVE grants the project permission

2014 November

2016

OED grants the project final permission för conssesion rights

2016

2017

Eolus Vind AS applies for capacity reserve
2017

2018

NVE grants 400 MW in capacity

2018

2019

Start road construction

2019

2020

Start turbine foundation

2020

2021

Wind turbines in place
2021

The area

In the spring of 2018, Eolus applied for a concession modification from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), due to a request of clarification from NVE regarding the design of the grid connection. In conjunction with this, the project also applied to increase the capacity from 330 to 400 MW. The concession modification was approved by the NVE in October 2018. Eolus is aiming to realize the project within the framework of the Swedish-Norwegian Electricity Certificate System.

The area encompassed by the concession can be seen on the map below. The red line marks the southern boundary, as the southern area was omitted from the concession due to other interests. Full documentation and details regarding the concession can be found at nve.no

To date, the project has involved a number of different players, including Kjeller Vindteknikk, Norconsult, Multiconsult, Ramböll, Mast och Tornunderhåll, Insitu and Nordlandsfly.

A 15-year power purchase agreement has been signed with Alcoa, which will purchase all of the electricity generated by the wind farm to supply renewable local electricity to its facility in Mosjøen. Eolus is delighted that the electricity generated locally can directly support the local community!