Norwegian company Hafslund Eco became the second largest power provider in Norway through a business merger with Eidsiva Energi in 2019. Eidsiva had been VEO’s customer for decades already and now the co-operation continues together with Hafslund Eco.
The modernisation of the Nedre Vinstra hydro power plant is the first for Hafslund Eco after the merger and confirms that VEO is a trusted partner and supplier in the Nordic energy business.
VEO’s project delivery includes the modernisation of electrification and automation systems, which involve engineering, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and documentation.
The Nedre Vinstra hydropower plant is located in the municipality of Nord-Fron in Oppland County in Norway and has an installed total capacity of 300 MW with an annual production of 1,308 GWh. It is also a power plant in the highest emergency preparedness class (3) in Norway’s national preparedness plan for emergency situations if severe outages occur. The Nedre Vinstra plant is VEO’s first class 3 delivery in Norway.
“Class 3 emergency preparedness means that the power plant is of major importance for the Norwegian electricity supply in terms of operation and re-establishing purposes. For such a plant the requirements are very stringent when it comes to having a state-of-the-art redundancy. Thanks to VEO’s knowledge and redundancy solutions, the plant is compliant with all regulations”, says Geir Gryttingslien, Head of the Electrical Department at Hafslund Eco.
At VEO, the engineering is well on its way, and project deliveries will be made during 2023 and 2024.
“Thanks to VEO’s knowledge and redundancy solutions, the plant is compliant with all regulations.”
Geir Gryttingslien, Head of the Electrical Department at Hafslund Eco.