8 Oct 2018 17:25

Enel Russia to start construction at Arctic wind farm site in 2019

MURMANSK. Oct 8 (Interfax) - Enel Russia has complete engineering surveys in the north of Murmansk Region for a project to build the 201 MW Kola wind farm, the company's press service told Interfax.

"At the site itself, in Teriberka District, engineering surveying has been completed and preparation is now underway for project documentation to be submitted to the relevant agencies and receiving the necessary approvals for further construction. Further work at the site is planned for next year," the press service said.

According to company information, "the target amount of investment is 273 million euros." Generation at the wind farm will reach 730 million kWh per year. According to the schedule, the Kola wind farm should be commissioned in late 2021.

The construction of the Kola wind farm is being carried out via subsidiary Enel Rus Wind Kola LLC.

Enel Russia should have built a 90.09 MW wind farm in Rostov Regions by December 2020 and a 200.97 MW farm in Murmansk by December 2021. Total investment is estimated at 405 million euros. The technological partner for the projects in Rostov and Murmansk regions is Siemens Gamesa, a joint venture between Siemens and Gamesa.