Croatia: Rudine wind farm commissioned

, SEE Energy News

Rudine wind farm with power output of 34.2 MW, which construction started in 2014 and was in trial operation since this January, has been fully put into operation. It is expected that the annual electricity production would reach 85 GWh, which is enough to cover the needs of about 20,000 households.

There are twelve 85 meters high wind turbines at the location, with rotor blade length of 51.5 meters. Wind farm was built by local company Kamgrad, which has already constructed 43.7 MW Danilo wind farm near Sibenik, for the same investor – Austrian company RP Global. RP Global invested about 53.5 million euros in their second wind project in Croatia, which was funded by a loan obtained from the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and Austrian branch of Unicredit Bank. With these two projects, the company holds a 20 % share in Croatian wind energy production.

Director of RP Global Croatia Bojan Rescec said that wind farm Rudine is fully compliant with the extremely demanding framework and the highest environmental standards and is situated at the location that allows a very efficient use of wind as an energy source. The company believes that the commissioning of this wind farm marks the beginning of a new investment momentum in wind energy, for which Croatia has excellent natural conditions, transmits