1 Dec 2017 16:17

Fortum, Rosnano JV to build 600 MW windfarm in Rostov Region by 2023

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Dec 1 (Interfax) - Vetroenergetika, a joint venture (JV) between Fortum and Rosnano, is planning to build a windfarm with capacity of 600 MW in Rostov Region in 2019-2022, the company said.

The plans also provided for by a cooperation agreement signed by Vetroenergetika and the regional government.

Vetroenergetika Chairman Alisher Kalanov was cited as saying in the statement that the region is becoming a key area, both for Wind Energy Development Fund Projects (which are managed by Vetroenergetika) to build windfarms and for the localization of wind turbine equipment production.

The governor of Rostov Region Vasily Golubev said that the implementation of this project will mark the start of the development of wind energy in the region.

"Already today generation in Rostov Region is the highest in the Southern Federal District; the capacity of the Don power grid is over 6 GW. We can build on this primarily by developing alternative energy sources," the governor was cited as saying in the press release.