Date
Timeline Description

The Tokke Hydroelectric Project will involve the construction of a series of dams and tunnels, as well as a new power station.

Detail Description

The high demand for power in Europe has created an opportunity for countries to use their lakes and rivers to generate power. One such project, the Tokke Hydroelectric Project, will involve the construction of a series of dams and tunnels in the upper reaches of the Tokke and Vinje rivers. It will also finance a new power station. The energy generated will be fed into the southeastern grid over a high voltage transmission system; two new sub-stations will be installed and an existing sub-station will be expanded and upgraded to include transformers and switching equipment.

Image Timeline
Supply tunnel at Eidsborg (1726695; Credit: The World Bank); memo from the Department of Operations (1705807).
Image Timeline Caption

Supply tunnel at Eidsborg (1726695; Credit: The World Bank); memo from the Department of Operations (1705807).

Resource
Title
Electric Power Development Project
Description
P037468: Approved May 3, 1956
The profile contains project and financial information and lists of project documents and archival records.
Image
Electric Power Development Project
Event
27
Title
Correspondence from President Black to Arne Skaug
Image
Correspondence from President Black to Arne Skaug
Description
March 27, 1956
President Black informs Norway's Minister of Commerce Arne Skaug that the Bank is ready to start negotiations for a loan for the Tokke hydroelectric project (1705807).
Event
27
Title
Memo from the Department of Operations
Image
Memo from the Department of Operations
Description
Feb. 27, 1956
The memo provides information on the proposed third loan to Norway including a detailed report on the Bank mission (1705807).
Event
27
Image
Supply tunnel at Eidsborg
Title
Supply tunnel at Eidsborg
Description
1959
The drilling platform in the supply tunnel at Eidsborg. The tunnel has a total length of 17 km; the cross section is 75 sq.m (1726695; Credit: The World Bank).
Event
27
Image
Tokke power scheme power house
Title
Tokke power scheme power house
Description
1959
The main workshop at Dalen where the underground power house for the Tokke power scheme is located (1726695; Credit: The World Bank).
Event
27
Image
Worker on the Tokke power project
Title
Worker on the Tokke power project
Description
1959
Close-up of one of the steel towers and a workman at Ravengjuv, Raven Canyon (1726695; Credit: The World Bank).
Event
27
Title
Tokke Hydroelectric Project: Appraisal Report
Image
Tokke Hydroelectric Project: Appraisal Report
Description
Document date: April 25, 1956
The report describes and appraises the project.
Event
27
Title
Current Economic Position and Prospects
Image
Current Economic Position and Prospects
Description
Document date: April 26, 1956
The report reviews the economic position and prospects of Norway.
Event
27
Learn More
On
Timeline
Search text