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CWP gets new building permit for Serbian wind park

BELGRADE (Serbia), July 21 (SeeNews) - Continental Wind Partners (CWP) said on Monday it obtained a new building permit for the Cibuk 1 wind power park in Serbia.

In June, Serbia's construction ministry, acting on a complaint by state-owned power grid operator EMS, revoked the building permit for the Cibuk 1 wind park, saying it had been issued in breach of the relevant regulations.

Except for the construction of a 400 kilovolt (kV) substation, which is not covered by the new licence, the scope of the two licences is identical, CWP said in a statement. The construction of the substation was the very reason for revoking CWP's licence, it added.

In 2012, CWP said it was planning to invest some 450 million euro ($608.7 million) in the 300 megawatt wind farm in the municipality of Kovin, in Serbia's autonomous province of Vojvodina.

In June the construction ministry said Vojvodina's provincial urban planning and construction secretariat had issued an energy permit for both the planned facility and the grid connection in breach of the relevant regulations which grant EMS exclusive authority over any decisions for the construction of substations and grid connections with power greater than 110 kV.

($=0.7393 euro)

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