France's Engie to launch Norwegian wind farm before 2020

Turbines in the Norwegian wind farm Tonstad will be spinning by the end of 2019, promises French owner Engie, which will now pick up the pace on the extensive onshore wind venture.

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Norway's 200 MW wind farm Tonstad will definitely be realized, and French utility Engie has announced that it has begun the initial construction work.

The farm obtained approval from authorities two years ago but the project has been postponed several times since. Engie was ultimately forced to get the ball rolling, as authorities demanded last November that construction must begin before April 1 2018. If this failed to happen, the approvals would be annuled.

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