Serbia: Malilibunar wind farm to be operational by the end of 2017

, News Serbia Energy

The Serbian Government has announced that Bel-gian company Elicio plans to put 8 MW Malibunar wind farm into operation by the end of 2017.

Business Development Director of Elicio Nicholas Bruynooghe said during his meeting with Serbian Minister of Energy Aleksandar Antic that local companies have already started construction of this wind farm. He also said that the company is planning to start the construction of a much larger wind farm Alibunar in the vicinity of Malibunar wind farm.

42 MW wind farm Alibunar is located near the vil-lage of the same name, some 60 kilometers north of Belgrade. 21 wind turbines will be posted on 100 meters high pillars and the produced electrici-ty should meet annual consumption of about 27,600 households. In April 2015, Belgian Elicio took over several wind farm projects in Serbia, including these two, from the company Elec-trawinds.

In September 2016, German manufacturer of wind turbines Senvion announced that the company has signed a conditional contract with Elicio NV for the delivery and installation of 21 wind turbines with power output of 2 MW each for Alibunar wind farm at the Hamburg WindEnergy Fair. According to the contract, all works on this 42 MW wind farm should be completed in fall 2018. The construction site of Alibunar wind farm is close to the site of another wind farm – Malibunar, for which Senvion has previously signed a contract with Elicio NV for the procurement of four wind turbines of the same type. For both contracts, Senvion will also take care of servicing and maintenance over a 15-year period.