Enel receives turbine components for 90-MW wind project in Russia
Blade delivery for the Azov wind project in Russia. Image by: Enel Green Power (www.enelgreenpower.com)
Enel Green Power has received the first batch of towers and nacelles at the site of its 90-MW Azov wind project in Russia.
The components made a 12-hour journey from the terminal in the port of Taganrog to the site in the Rostov region. Due to the heavy weight of each turbine section, access roads that could bear the load had to be constructed from scratch, the Italian renewables developer said.
The project will feature 26 wind turbines in total.
The first sod on the Azov project was turned in May 2019 and the wind farm is due to go online by the end of 2020.
Azov is one of two wind projects awarded to Enel Russia, a company controlled by Italian energy major Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL), in the Russian government tender in 2017. The second one is the 201-MW Kolskaya wind project currently under construction in the Murmansk region.
In 2019, Enel Russia secured rights to build the 71-MW Rodnikovsky wind farm in the Stavropol region. The construction of Rodnikovsky will be carried by Enel’s green power business.
The total investment in the three wind projects will reach some EUR 495 million (USD 558.7m), Enel Green Power said.
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