YIT and Sunnfjord Energi AS, a Norwegian power company, have signed an agreement on building a new hydropower plant in the Sogn and Fjordane County in Western Norway. The value of the contract is EUR 32 million. The work will begin in July 2018, and it will be completed in December 2020.
The new power plant “Jølstra” will be located close to the city of Førde. The contract covers the construction of a power plant, including water intake, power station and approximately 7 kilometres of tunnel.
“We have a strong position in infrastructure construction solutions and services in the Nordic and Baltic countries. This contract is a good example of projects where our special expertise in energy sector construction plays a crucial role,” says Harri Kailasalo, Executive Vice President of YIT’s Infrastructure projects segment.
The company has earlier built a similar hydro power plant in Norway, and has also built power plants and been involved in power plant projects with foundation engineering or renovation work in Sweden and in Finland.
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