Bosnia: Tender for the procurement of wind turbines for Podvelezje wind farm published

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Bosnian power utility EPBiH announced that it has published an international tender for the procurement and delivery of 15 wind turbines and electrical equipment for the wind farm Podvelezje near Mostar, which officially launched the realization of this long-awaited project.

The cost of the project is about 83 million euros and EPBiH has already secured funding for the project through a loan by the German KfW Bank, while the company will allocate some 20 million euros from its own funds.

EPBiH’s Executive Director for Capital Investments Senad Salkic reminded that the future wind farm 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, even bigger than the currently ongoing construction of HPP Vranduk. The project should be finished by the end of 2018 and it will be operated under the 30-years concession contract, with an extension option.

Salkic explained that the project for the construction of wind farm is divided into four stages, which also include the construction of transmission lines, substation and local access roads, transmits