Norwegian company wants to construct new power line to Russia

Publish date: June 8, 2005

The energy company Varanger Kraft this summer intends to apply for permission to construct a new power line between Norway and Russia, BarentsObserver reported.

Head of the company, Tor Arne Pedersen, says he believes the power line could faciltate the production of alternative energy in the Kola Peninsula and decrease dependence of nuclear energy. Varanger Kraft is based in the Norwegian border town of Kirkenes.

According to the newspaper Sør-Varanger Avis, Norwegian regional authorities believe the closeness to the energy-rich Russia should result in the construction of a power line also between northern and southern Norway.

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