Statkraft signs power contract with Eramet Norway until 2030
14.12.2017 15.30 | pressrelease
Eramet Norway's smelter in Sauda
Statkraft and Eramet Norway have signed a new long-term power contract for the period 2021-2030. The total volume is about 8 TWh and consolidates Statkraft’s role as a large and important partner for power-intensive industries in Norway.
Norwegian hydropower represents solid and long-term deliveries that fit well with the industry's need for stable power supply throughout the year.
"We have a good and long-standing relation with Eramet Norway and we collaborate in several areas. Our goal is to offer a total package that makes Statkraft an attractive and preferred partner for power-intensive industry in Norway even in the future. The agreement with Eramet Norway is an important step towards this goal, says EVP of Statkraft Hallvard Granheim.
The agreement shows that Statkraft is a competitive supplier to Norwegian industry competing in a global market.
"Eramet has had a long-term customer relationship with Statkraft as a producer of renewable energy. This agreement secures predictable and long-term power supplies for Eramet Norway’s smelters, on competitive terms. This contributes to strengthening the competitiveness of the smelters, which is crucial in the global competition that Eramet participates in every day," says Bjørn Kolbjørnsen, Managing Director of Eramet Norway.
Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 3800 employees in 16 countries.
Eramet Norway is a part of the French industrial group Eramet. Eramet is a world leader in the production of metal alloys, particularly manganese and nickel, as well as high-quality special alloys. The Group employs some 13,000 people in 19 different countries.