Macedonia's ELEM about to start installation of turbines in Bogdanci wind park
SKOPJE (Macedonia), November 13 (SeeNews) – Macedonian state-owned power producer ELEM said on Wednesday that the construction of the country’s first wind park is entering its final stage with the installation of the wind turbines expected to start in the coming days.
The transport of the components of 16 wind turbines, produced by Siemens’ Danish unit, from the Greek port city of Thessaloniki started on Tuesday, ELEM said in a statement on its website.
The installation process will continue for two months and the Bogdanci wind park, with an installed capacity of 36.8 megawatts (MW), is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2014, it said.
The wind park is expected to generate some 100 gigawatt hours a year, enough to meet the needs of some 60,000 people.
The project's estimated value is 55.5 million euro ($74.5 million). German development bank KfW has lent 47.9 million euro towards the cost of the project, while the remaining 7.6 million euro came from ELEM’s own funds, ELEM said.