Construction works will be carried out by Enel Green Power. The overall investment of Enel Russia into the Kolskaya wind farm amounts to approximately 273 million EUR.
“This wind project, which is the 1st major renewable facility located beyond the Arctic Circle will help to diversify the energy profile of the Murmansk region by leveraging on its abundance of wind resources”, said Simone Mori.
“The innovative profile of the project, together with its sustainability features, are meant to support the economy of the Murmansk region while contributing to the country’s overall energy mix with zero-emission power”, said Carlo Palasciano.
“The project benefits from the abundant wind resources of Murmansk, which we are planning to turn into an advanced region, and the use of state-of-the-art technologies as well as the latest trends like green energy are a direct step towards this aim”, Andrey Chibis said.
Enel Russia was awarded the 201 MW Kolskaya wind farm project in the 2017 Russian Government tender for the construction of 1.9 GW of wind capacity in the country along with the 90 MW Azov wind farm project, which is currently under construction and due to be commissioned at the end of 2020.
In June 2019 Enel Russia was awarded another wind project of over 71 MW, Rodnikovsky wind farm, located in the Stavropol region, and due to be commissioned in the 1st half of 2024.
Enel Russia’s overall investment in the 3 facilities amounts to approximately 495 million EUR.