8 Sep 2023 17:40

Power Machines plans to establish wind turbine production in Tatarstan

KAZAN. Sept 8 (Interfax) - St. Petersburg-based JSC Power Machines plans to organize the manufacturing of wind power plants with capacity of 5.3 MW in Tatarstan, the republic's Industry and Trade Ministry reported, citing Vasily Goryaev, head of the company's clean energy development department.

Goryayev spoke about the project at the round table meeting "Carbon-free Energy" as part of the Russia-China forum ROSTKI in Kazan.

Goryayev said that the design capacity was up to 150 installations per year.

"Organizing just the plant should require around a year, and around another six months for pilot samples to be produced and technologies to be fine-tuned," the republic's Industry and Trade Ministry said in a statement.

The Kommersant publication reported that Russia's Industry and Trade Ministry planned to include wind turbines in the list of modern technologies for concluding a SPIC. The ministry named Power Machines as being part of a possible partnership, with China's Harbin Electric being among the contenders for concluding a SPIC 2.0.

The Industry and Trade Ministry in 2018 had already concluded a SPIC for establishing production of blades for wind turbines with capacity of 3.6 MW. In addition to the ministry, the parties to the special investment contract at the time were the Ulyanovsk Region and Vestas Manufacturing Rus, a structure of the Danish Vestas. The company was a technology partner in renewable energy for Fortum. Vestas decided to cease operating in Russia last spring following the events in Ukraine, thus the SPIC was terminated.