Croatia: Wind farm Senj to be completed within a year

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The preparatory works on the site are completed and the installation of equipment could begin. According to Croatian media, Chinese Norinco will complete the construction of 156 MW Senj wind farm within a year. In July, the company representatives said that 13 out of 39 of its wind turbines could be commissioned by the end of the year. The construction of Senj wind farm, a project worth 230 million euros, started in November 2018.

In late 2017, Chinese Norinco International Cooperation has bought a 76 % stake in Croatian company Energija Projekt for 32 million euros. With this investment, the Chinese investor has taken over the rights for construction and operation of a wind farm of installed power output of 156 MW near Senj with estimated annual electricity generation of 530 GWh. The wind farm should consist of 39 wind turbines with 4 MW power output each. Produced electricity will be sold directly on the market, which means that this will be the first major greenfield project in wind energy that will not receive incentives from the Government. In July 2018, Norinco obtained the building permit and it was initially expected that the wind farm would be built within two years.