Elkem's Hydropower project, Sauda. Western Norway. 2005-2007.

The Sauda-project is the largest hydropower project in Norway since the -80's. 34km of headrace, tailracetunnels and shafts pluss underground caverns for the powerstations.

The project consists of  a total of 5 powerstations:

- Dalvatn powerstation,

- Storlivatn,

- Svartkulp,

- Sønnå high and low.

Construction started in 2005 and was completed in 2008. Total costs US$ 250 mill.

New production 650 GWh, total 1850 GWh.

Client: Elkem Saudefaldene AS. Contractor: AF-Anlegg AS and Veidekke AS.