Vemork is a 204MW hydro power project. It is located on Mana river/basin in Vestfold og Telemark, Norway. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1907 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1911. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Norsk Hydro. The company has a stake of 100%.

Vemork is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 299.5m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 11 in number. The penstock length is 720m. Vemork underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2011-2014. The project generated 1,233 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1907 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1911.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines.

Andritz Hydro supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 110 MVA.

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About Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro ASA (Norsk) is a supplier of aluminum. Its operations include power production, bauxite extraction alumina refining, aluminium smelting, remelting, rolling activities recycling and extruded solutions. The company’s portfolio of products include bauxite, alumina, traffic poles, light poles, solar mounting systems, trains and rail, E-charging stations, warehousing logistics, roof rails and decorative trims, inner grooved tubes, hydro circal, extrusion ingots, foundry alloys, sheet and remelt ingots, wire rods, foil for technical applications, and strips and sheets. The company also owns and operates hydropower plants. It serves various industries such as automotive, transport, building and construction, marine and offshore, industrial design, infrastructure, electronics, general engineering, HVACR, printing, and solar industries. The company has operations in various countries in Argentina, Canada, Brazil, India, Japan, Turkey, Singapore, South Korea, Qatar, France, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, the US, Belgium and the UK The company include various battery plants includes Hydrovolt, and Vianode. It also includes corvus energy, provides energy storage solutions for maritime. Hydro is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.


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