Press releases 2009

  • The world’s first osmotic power prototype opens today

    24.11.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    (Oslo, 24 November 2009) Today Statkraft opens the world’s first osmotic power prototype. The official opening will be conducted by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.

  • Statkraft – third quarter 2009 - Lower prices curbed the result

    12.11.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    (Oslo, 12 November 2009) Statkraft's underlying profit before tax was NOK 6668 million in the first three quarters of the year (NOK 8419 million) , and NOK 888 million in the third quarter (NOK 1698 million). The year-to-date underlying profit after tax was NOK 3559 million (NOK 5205 million), and NOK 233 million (NOK 693 million) for the quarter. The result is influenced by lower power prices than last year. The Group will now implement measures to adapt to the weaker market outlook and the company’s capital situation.

  • Christian Rynning-Tønnesen appointed new President and CEO of Statkraft

    12.11.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    Christian Rynning-Tønnesen has been appointed the new President and CEO of Statkraft. He will follow Bård Mikkelsen who will step down in accordance with his contractual agreement.

  • Tata Power and SN Power announce exclusive partnership agreement to set up Joint Ventures to develop hydropower projects in India and Nepal

    30.10.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    (Mumbai, 30th October) Tata Power, India’s largest integrated private power utility, and SN Power, Norway’s fast-growing international renewable energy company, signed an exclusive partnership agreement to develop joint hydropower projects in India and Nepal. This is the first time that Tata Power has entered into an exclusive partnership with another hydropower company.

  • Crown Princess of Norway to open the world’s first osmotic power plant

    07.10.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    On Tuesday, 24 November, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway will be opening the world’s first osmotic power plant at Tofte, outside Oslo.

  • Statkraft acquires 8 solar power projects from Italian solar utility

    24.09.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    (Hamburg, 24 September 2009) Solar Utility SpA signed an agreement with Norwegian state-owned energy company Statkraft AS to develop and transfer eight solar power projects totaling almost 20 MW in the Italian region of Puglia. This first transaction signals an ambition to develop a powerhouse in renewable energy in Italy between the parties.

  • Agreement on principles of a distribution grid merger in Sør-Trøndelag

    16.09.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    (Trondheim, 16 September 2009) Trondheim Energi and TrønderEnergi have today agreed on principles for a power distribution grid merger in the county of Sør-Trøndelag. The companies will start commercial negotiations with the intension of merging the grid operators Trondheim Energi Nett and TrønderEnergi Nett.

  • Statkraft and Duke delighted with consent for Berry Burn Wind Farm

    08.09.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    Catamount Energy Limited (CEL), a partnership between Statkraft and Duke Energy has received consent from the Scottish Government to build Berry Burn wind farm. The wind farm consists of 29 wind turbines with a maximum installed capacity of 78.3 megawatts and will be located on the slopes of Carn Kitty and Carn Ghiubhais, approximately 12 km south of Forres, in the Moray Council area.

  • Södra and Statkraft in wide-ranging renewable energy cooperation agreement

    27.08.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    The Swedish forestry and timber product company Södra and the Norwegian energy company Statkraft have signed an agreement of intent on renewable energy valued at up to SEK 10 billion (Euro 1 billion). The agreement initiates a range of investment projects and cooperative agreements in the energy sector.

  • Statkraft and Elkem to cooperate on energy recovery

    23.08.2009 08.00 pressrelease

    Statkraft and Elkem have entered into an agreement to build an energy recovery facility at the Elkem Thamsavn plant at Orkanger in Sør-Trøndelag county.