Construction of dam and power plant
The filling materials were transported by the largest fleet of trucks and lorries ever used in the construction of a power plant. In 1960, there were 150 trucks and 270 drivers, who worked in shifts in difficult financial circumstances. 60 mechanics were employed to maintain and service the machinery alone.
Messaure power plant was designed in a way that enabled the addition of a third unit. This third unit was built and installed between 1980 and 1983. Messaure is one of Vattenfall’s largest hydro power plants.
About the Luleälv river
Hydro power is a reliable, safe and renewable source of energy. Almost half of Sweden's total electricity requirement is currently supplied by hydro power. The Luleälv river, on which Messaure is situated, is Vattenfall's and Sweden's most important river in terms of hydro power generation.