Svelgen is an 117.2MW hydro power project. It is located on Svelgen river/basin in Vestland, Norway. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1921.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 117.2 117.2 Active Vestland, Norway Elkem


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.

About Elkem

Elkem ASA (Elkem), a subsidiary of China National BlueStar (Group) Co., Ltd. is a metal manufacturing company. It offers silicon, silicones, ferrosilicon, foundry alloys, carbon materials and microsilica 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. It also supplies microsilica and metallurgic silicon to solar, aluminium, 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 City, Oslo, Norway


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