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Kårstø 420MW Gas-Fired Power Plant

Project Licensing

1997

Announcement of Contract

June 2005

Start of Operation

November 2007

Output

420MW

Plant Type

Gas fired

Location

Kårstø in Rogaland, western Norway

Estimated Investment

Around NOK2bn (around NOK200m in infrastructure so far)

Plant Owner

Naturkraft (owned 50% each by Hydro and Statkraft)

Major Contractors

Siemens

Licensers

Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT)

Employment

About 500 people during construction, and up to 30 people since then

Turbines

Combined cycle gas and steam

Filtering

80% of NOx emissions

Fuel

Up to 600 million m³ of natural gas/year
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