The Valken power plant in Saltdal municipality was commissioned in December 2015. The power plant uses a fall of 210 meters in Saksenvikelva and has an installed power of 9.9 MW. The power plant will have an annual average production of about 29 GWh, which corresponds to the power consumption of approximately 1,500 households.
Pond and intake are built in cast concrete with HRV of 330.5. From the intake, the water is led into a 1760-meter-long tunnel down towards the power station. The last part of the waterway consists of ductile cast iron pipes with a diameter of 1.6 meters which are dug into the sole of the tunnel between the concrete plug and the power station.
From the intake, a minimum water flow past the intake of 500 l / s will be released during the period from 1 May to 30 September. During the period from 1 October to 30 April, 70 l / s must be released. If the inflow is less than the requirement for minimum water flow, the entire inflow must be dropped.
In the power station, a pelton aggregate with a drainage capacity of 1.3 m³ / s is installed and a francis aggregate with a drainage capacity of 4.0 m³ / s, which has a total power of 9.9 MW. The power station consists of machine room, control room, high voltage room and external trafo-room.
Valken power plant is owned by Saksenvik Kraft AS, where the landowners and Tinfos are shareholders.
Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small-scale power
Helicopter – Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small power
Machinery – The Valken Power Plant – Tinfos Small Power
Tinfos small-scale power – Valken Kraftverk
Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small-scale power – Under construction
In the mountain – Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small-scale power
Vehicles – Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small-scale power
Snake – Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small-scale power
Pipes – Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small-scale power
Angle grinding of pipes – Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small-scale power
Tunnel – Valken Kraftverk – Tinfos small-scale power
Gross drop height (m) 210
Length of waterway (m) 2660
Power (MW) 9.9
Production (GWh / year) 29
Minimum water flow (l / s) 500/70