Macquarie’s Green Investment Group acquired the Tysvær Wind Farm from Spanish Power. The 47 MW onshore wind development is located in the Tysvær municipality, within Rogaland Fylke, southern Norway. The project is GIG’s first in Norway and further expands GIG’s presence in the Nordic region following its acquisitions of Markbygden, Overturingen and Hornamossen onshore wind farms in Sweden. In January 2020, GIG announced that it entered into agreements to supply power to Eramet Norway from its Tysvær and Buheii onshore wind farms.
Tysvær is one of a growing number of renewable energy projects being developed in-house by GIG. The project is in the final stages of planning and is currently under consideration by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (the NVE).
When fully operational, the wind farm will produce enough low-carbon electricity to power the equivalent of 8,750 Norwegian homes every year. Annually, it will displace an estimated 8,000 tonnes CO2e emissions – the equivalent of removing 2,500 cars from the road – supporting Norway in its goal of becoming a ‘low carbon society’ by 2050 and achieving ‘emissions neutrality’ by 2030.