GIG acquired the Buheii Onshore Wind Farm from the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, RES. This 79.8 MW project is situated in Kvinesdal, southern Norway. It was announced in January that the Buheii project would provide power to Eramet Norway until 2038, ensuring a stable and long-term power supply to Eramet Norway’s Norwegian smelters. With an electricity demand of more than 2 TWh per annum, the company relies on long-term and predictable power conditions to ensure stable and efficient operation in its processing plants in Porsgrunn, Sauda and Kvinesdal.
Two Nordic companies have been selected to complete the main civil and overhead lines works, including Risa AS, one of Norway’s largest construction contractors. Risa has been chosen to carry out all groundwork on the project. The groundwork is due to start in the coming weeks and will last for around a year. Construction activities are expected to support between 80 – 100 jobs.