Svelgen is an 117.2MW hydro power project. It is located on Svelgen river/basin in Vestland, Norway. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1921. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Elkem.

Svelgen is a run-of-river project. The project generated 668 GWh of electricity.

Svelgen (Svelgen I) consists of 2 units of pelton turbines.

Svelgen (Svelgen II) consists of 2 units of pelton turbines.

Svelgen (Svelgen III) consists of 1 unit of pelton turbine.

Svelgen (Svelgen IV) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1921.

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About Elkem

Elkem ASA (Elkem), a subsidiary of Bluestar Elkem International Co Ltd SA, is a metal manufacturing company. It provides silicon, silicones, ferrosilicon, foundry alloys, carbon materials and micro-silica products. The company's carbon products include cathode ramming pastes, lining materials, taphole and ladle materials, carbon electrodes, coal tar products, electrode paste, and cathode blocks. Elkem also supplies microsilica and metallurgic silicon to solar, aluminum, automotive, chemical, refractory and ceramics, electronic, engineering, building and construction and oilfield industries. The company has operations in Oslo and Kristiansand, Norway. Elkem is headquartered in Oslo, Norway


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