On Sunday, January 22, an Open Day event was held at the Egersund Vindpark.
There were 125 participants in today's event, grouped into three separate guided tours. With dry weather and engaged participants, everything was in place for a great day!
The event started at the lodging rig, where Rune Hersvik gave a presentation on wind power and the impact the project will have on Egersund. The engaged audience was then ferried around the construction area in buses, while Torfinn Tuen, the operations manager, explained the progress of the project. There was also time for a stop, where the participants were allowed to inspect the turbine foundations at close quarters.
The response to the event has been very good, and we are proud of the job we do. This was the summary provided by Torfinn Tuen, describing the experience of both the organisers and the participants at the Open Day at the wind farm. We are pleased to be able to continue the good progress, and unveil a wind farm that will have good hiking opportunities and where we are preserving the biodiversity of the area.
The construction of the Egersund Vindpark is now entering a new phase.
From 4/3/2017, the first transporters start delivering turbine parts to the southern project area.
The transporters will follow the same route, through Egersund and southwards along county highway no. 44 Sokndalsveien, as the one used by the transports for the Tellenes wind power plant. A new slipway has been established at Hålandsdalen, where the transports will depart from Sokndalsveien and follow an upgraded road through Hålandsdalen before they take county highway no. 56 Heggdalsveien, the last stretch towards the project area.
The installation work will commence April 24 in the southern area and May 29 in the northern. Now we are now mobilising for turbine installation, this means that the work related to the construction of roads and staging locations is entering a final phase.
The same company is responsible for transport to both the Egersund and the Tellenes wind power plant. Thus, activities will be well coordinated between the projects.
There will be regular activity as of the night before Monday until the night before Friday during the period between 9 pm and 6 am. The transporters are driven at night to ensure that the traffic conditions on public roads are affected as little as possible.
On average, one turbine needs 10 transporters to bring all the components.
With 33 turbines to install, there will be a great many trips between the pier and the project area. We apologise for any inconvenience caused!
The first components arrived on March 24.
The Paris Agreement and ISBS, the UN climate panel, have demanded a faster pace in the transition to a low emission society. Norsk Vind AS wishes to be part of the solution and the change of pace towards zero emissions, and are seeking more competent employees.
This was written by Kristoffer Rypdal in a contribution to the debate in the VG newspaper on 24 October. Dr. Rypdal is a professor with the UiT – Norway's Arctic University and of the opinion that Hogne Hongset presented erroneous, flimsy and unserious claims in his article in VG two days earlier.