Skanska to build power plant in Norway

Skanska’s Norwegian subsidiary, Selmer Skanska, has been commissioned to build the new Tyin hydroelectric power plant in Norway. The contract is valued at about SEK 628 million including VAT, making it one of the largest assignments ever carried out by Selmer Skanska. The customer is Norsk Hydro. The new Tyin plant, which is located in Övre Šrdal in western Norway, will have two generators with a total capacity of 375mw, designed to produce about 1400 GWH of electricity annually. Selmer Skanska’s contract covers all construction and plant work, including a subterranean power station, pumping facilities, shafts and 19km of tunnels. The assignment also includes conversion of the process-water system for the Norsk Hydro metal production plant at Šrdal. The new power plant, which is to replace an older facility, will use the existing Tyin reservoir that discharges into the Šrdal water course. The expansion does not involve any modification of the reservoir. Preparatory work has commenced, and the power plant is due to be completed in October 2004.

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