Bosnia and Herzegovina: Wind farm Podvelezje – construction of foundations started21. May 2020. / SEE Energy News
Preparatory works for the project were completed in February, when EPBiH said that it has completed works on the construction of a 110/30 kV transformer station, medium-voltage cable network and telecommunications network for the future needs of the facility.
The construction of foundations for 15 wind turbines of the future Podvelezje wind farm has started.
Power utility EPBiH said in a statement that the contractor for the construction of the wind farm is a consortium of Croatian subsidiary of Siemens Games and Danish Wind Power. However, for the construction of the foundations local companies were subcontracted.
The project for the construction of Podvelezje wind farms envisages that the future power plant will have installed capacity of 48 MW and annual generation of some 115 GWh of electricity. This will be the first state-owned wind farm build in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the biggest post-war investment by EPBiH. The initial estimate was that the project should be finished by the end of 2019 and it will be operated under the 30-years concession contract, with an extension option. The value of the investment is estimated at 82 million euros and the funding will be provided through a loan by the German KfW Bank. Last year, project’s manager Semir Nurkovic said that EPBiH expects to commission the wind farm in February 2021.
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