By Swann Bigot, for Eurasia Network – October 6, 2018

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Wind turbine, May 2017 – Photo credit : Swann Bigot

Siemens Gamesa will supply Enel Russia over construction of 90 MW wind farm.

Enel Russia will receive 26 of the SG 3.4-132 wind turbines from Siemens Gamesa, to equip the Azovskaya wind farm located near the city of Rostov-on-Don in Southern Russia, announced a corporate press release. The 90 MW wind farm under construction is registered among the investments priorities of the Rostov oblast.

Both companies signed an agreement in 2017 over equipment of 291 MW of wind power capacities in Russia. The contracts were signed between July and September 2018.

The agreement covers delivery, installation and service for 26 wind turbines SG 3.4-132 at the Azovskaya wind farm. Enel Russia, the Russian subsidiary of the Italian energy company Enel, will invest 132 million euros in the construction of this 90 MW wind power plant. This large wind farm will be able to generate about 300 GWh per year and must be completed before 2020

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We are excited to report this milestone as part of our market entry in Russia and we appreciate the trust from our key account client Enel […] This first contract comes in parallel with our ongoing activities for localization of nacelle assembly and local component sourcingsays Steven Pryor, CEO for North Europe & Middle East Onshore at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

The authorities of the Rostov oblast signed with Enel Russia the agreement regarding the construction of the 90 MW wind farm during the Russian Investment Forum held in Sochi in February 2018. The initial developer of this wind power project was the German holding SOWITEC. Enel Russia won the right to build this wind farm during the federal tender over renewable energy capacities held in June 2017.

Read also : German company to build a 90 MW wind farm in southern Russia

Russia is progressively moving towards renewable energy and a new market is rising. The growth of this new sector is driven by the official target of 4.5% of renewable energy share in the national energy mix by 2024. 

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