Croatia, INA and Koncar have signed a contract for the construction of the solar power plants

, SEE Energy News

Croatian oil company INA and electric equipment manufacturer Koncar have signed a contract for the construction of the solar power plants Virje and Sisak.

The statement from INA said that the Virje solar power plant will be built as part of INA’s gas processing facility Molve while the plant in Sisak will be located on INA’s industrial premises and is one of the projects to transform the former refinery into a modern industrial center.

The power plants will be able to produce 16,000 MWh of electricity per year, which can cover the average consumption of 4,800 households in Croatia. Works at both sites are expected to start in the spring and should be completed during 2023.

INA Management Board President Sandor Fasimon said that the project is yet another step in the process of transforming INA into an energy company and is in line with its development guidelines. The aim is to upgrade the existing value chain and these solar power plants are the start of creating a sustainable portfolio in producing electricity from renewables. With this project, INA will contribute to supply security and to compliance with the climate objectives Croatia has taken on as an EU member.