RWE to build 25.2-MW onshore wind farm in Italy

RWE wind park in Italy. Image by RWE AG.

November 25 (Renewables Now) - German energy major RWE AG (ETR:RWE) will deploy a 25.2-MW wind park in Sicily after securing a bilateral contract for difference (CfD) for the project in the Italian onshore tender.

The Selinus project, which will be RWE's fifth wind facility in Sicily, will cost the Essen-based company more than EUR 30 million (USD 33.62m), it said on Wednesday.

The wind farm, featuring six Vestas wind turbines with a rated power of 4.2 MW each, is scheduled to start generating green electricity on a commercial scale in the fourth quarter of 2022 and it is expected to be enough to supply over 22,000 Italian households.

Italy is considered an attractive market for RWE which already operates an onshore business with a proportionate generating capacity of 456 MW in the country. The German company's operations there cover project development, construction and operation, as well as the marketing of wind farms. Apart from Italy, RWE has onshore wind farms under construction in the US, the UK, France, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.121)

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