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Åliden
The wind farm consists of twelve Nordex N131 Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs), each featuring a capacity of 3.9 MW. The turbines have a tip height of 199.5 m, a rotor diameter of 131 m and a hub height of 134 m. The project also included 7 km of road improvements and 8 km new site access tracks, as well as electric infrastructure including ground cables, switchgears and a control station. The wind farm is expected to generate up to 160 GWh per year. That is enough clean, green energy to power around 32,000 (1) homes.
(1) Based on an average consumption per household of 5,000 kWh/year excluding heating (SOU 1999:75).

Timeline


2017: Start of construction (preparatory works in December).

2018: Planning, engineering design and construction works (forest clearing, road works, foundations, electricity grid, control station, off-site road improvements, etc.)

2019: WTG delivery, erection, energisation and testing. Start of operations.

Progress Update and Key Activities


Dec 2017: Start of construction works.

Jan - Lug 2018: Snow removal, tree felling, widening of existing site access roads, construction of new access roads, construction of foundation pits. Electrical design ongoing. Drilling & blasting for road construction and foundations ongoing.

Aug-Dec 2018: Continuing foundation works. Installation of electrical cables and switching stations. Simultaneously, Vattenfall has worked on the grid connection leading up to the site. Some off site road works have been carried out to prepare for large transports. Wind turbine components have been prepared for shipping from Rostock, Germany.

Jan – Mar 2019: Off site road works. Additional works on foundations. Construction and installation of substation. Delivery of turbine components from the harbour in Umeå to site started on the 6thof February and will continue throughout February and March.

Apr-Jun 2019: The last wind turbine components were delivered to site in April. The first turbine was erected in late April and all twelve turbines are expected to be up during July. Power tests and additional electrical works will continue throughout the summer, commercial operation is expected early autumn.

Community


We involve local communities as soon as we start planning a new wind farm. We then consult with them at every stage of the development and operations. We set up construction liaison groups for each of our projects to make sure local people are fully involved while the wind farm is being built, so they can let us know about any issues concerning the community. This helps bonding with the local community and makes it possible to address any concerns at an early stage.

Meetings with the local community are held regularly. Contractor’s Day took place in February 2018. Local companies were invited to present their products and services, and received information about the services that will be contracted during the construction phase. Construction liaison meetings were held in May and August 2018.

Åliden Vind AB will contribute yearly to a fund for the benefit of the local community. The fund will be made available from the time that commercial operations start and will be administered as agreed with the local communities. Further details will follow once the fund is established.
Hennøy
The wind farm consists of twelve Vestas V136 Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) with a capacity of 4.2 MW each. The turbines feature a tip height of 150 m, a rotor diameter of 136 m and a hub height of 82 m. The project also included a 5 km long access road, and internal roads 7.7 km in length, a new ro-ro quay on the sea shore, a substation with control room, and electricity infrastructure including ground cables, switchgears and a 55 MVA transformer. The regional utility, Sogn og Fordane Energi Nett, built a new overhead line to connect the site to the regional grid. The wind farm is expected to generate up to ~174 GWh of electricity yearly. That is enough clean, green energy to power between 8,700 and 10,900 homes (1).
(1) Based on an average consumption per household of 16,000-20,000 kWh/year (Norway Statistisk Sentralbyrå and Energy facts Norway).

TIMELINE


January 2018: Electrical and grid works started on site and equipment was purchased.
Grid upgrade and new overhead line.
Electrical works started (transformer purchase, supplier in-house activity and assembly).
May 2018: Construction works started on site.
Civil infrastructure (roads, harbour, foundation, civil works for the substation, etc).
Summer 2019: Wind Turbine Generator erection.
November 2019: Commissioning, start up.
December 2019: December 2019 – Production and commercial export (COD).

Progress Update and Key Activities


May-Aug 2018 New access road completed. Internal road including crane hardstands and foundation partially completed. Ro-ro quay started. Civil engineering works partially completed. Electrical engineering works and overhead line nearing completion.

Drilling & blasting for the roads ongoing, almost completed.

Drilling & blasting for the quay has started.

Transportation route and map will be updated by the beginning of summer 2019.

Ice throw warning


Based on meteorological data the probability of ice throw at Hennøy windfarm is:

LOW probability*
(updated on May 14, 2020)

* This information is provided to the best of our knowledge but please be aware that weather conditions can rapidly change.

Things to consider before entering the windfarm when there is ice throw risk:
- Avoid entering at all if the ice throw risk is stated as high and/or the road barrier is closed
- Assess weather conditions; is it low cloud cover, fog and temperature around 0 °C?
- Listen; the turbines will often make more noise when there is ice on the blades
- Watch out; if there has recently been icing conditions there may still be ice left, even though the weather has cleared
- Falling ice may drift with the wind
- If you are going near a wind turbine with ice on it, you should do so with the wind in your back
- The wind will most often come from the west during icy conditions

For more updates on wind speed, temperature, humidity, check https://www.windy.com/-Wind-gusts-gust?gust,61.790,5.180,14

Important information to visitors


Please note:

There may be varying mobile coverage on the mountain
- Pay attention to traffic within the windfarm
- Please note that there are high voltage cables in the ground along the roads and in the air from the substation
- Keep your distance to ongoing works in and around turbines
- Please do not climb turbine stairs or other equipment
- Do not try to enter turbines, substation or control building. Observe rules and signs
- Keep away from wind turbines in bad weather, especially during thunderstorms
- Keep away from wind turbines in cold and wet weather as ice formation may occur on turbine blades. For more information, see "Ice throw warning" page
- Note that there are forestry and agricultural activities in the vicinity
- Respect the environment

GPS coordinates at control building:
61,7957° N - 5,1681° E

Emergency numbers:
Fire (110)
Police (112)
Medical assistance (113)
Windfarm (+47 922 70 971)

Contact site manager (+47 95 03 03 34)

Community


We involve local communities as soon as we start planning a new wind farm. We then consult with them at every stage of the development and operations. We set up construction liaison groups for each of our projects to make sure local people are fully involved while the wind farm is being built, so they can let us know about any issues regarding the community. This helps bonding with the local community and makes it possible to address any concerns at an early stage.

Meetings with the local community and local companies were held in August 2017. Local businesses were invited to present their products and services, and received information about the services that will be contracted during the construction phase.

Falck Renewables Vind AS will contribute yearly to a fund for the benefit of the local community. The fund will be made available from the time that commercial operations start and will be administered as agreed with the local communities. Further details will follow once the fund is established.

Brattmyrliden
The wind farm will consist of nineteen Nordex N131 Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs), with a capacity of 3.9 MW each. The turbines will feature a tip height of 199.5 m, a rotor diameter of 131 m and a hub height of 134 m. The project also includes new roads and road improvements, as well as electric infrastructure such as ground cables, switchgears and a transformer substation. When in operation, the wind farm is expected to generate up to 263.5 GWh of electricity. That is enough clean, green energy to supply around 52,700 (1) homes.
(1) Based on an average consumption per household of 5,000 kWh/year excluding heating (SOU 1999:75).


Timeline


2017: Start of construction (preparatory works in December).

2018: Planning, engineering design and construction works (tree felling and road works).

2019: Construction of roads, electrical grid, substation and foundations.

2020: WTGs are delivered, erected, powered and tested. Start of operations.

Progress Update and Key Activities


2017: Start of construction (preparatory works during December).

Jan-Aug 2018: Planning and engineering design.

Aug-Dec 2018: Continued road works. Tree felling. Geotechnical investigations. Drilling and blasting.

Jan-June 2019: Continued road works and preparations for foundation works which will start later during the summer.

Community


We involve local communities as soon as we start planning a new wind farm. We then consult with them at every stage of the development and operations. We set up construction liaison groups for each of our projects to make sure local people are fully involved while the wind farm is being built, so they can let us know about any issues regarding the community. This helps bonding with the local community and makes it possible to address any concerns at an early stage.

Meetings with the local community are held regularly. Contractor’s Day took place in February 2018. Local businesses were invited to present their products and services, and received information about the services that will be contracted during the construction phase. The first construction liaison meeting was held in August 2018.

Brattmyrliden Vind AB will contribute yearly to a fund for the benefit of the local community. The fund will be made available from the time that commercial operations start and will be administered as agreed with the local communities. Further details will follow once the fund is established.