51 MW wind farm project in Russia

14.07.2016
A 51 MW wind park will be constructed in the Republic of Kalmykia – the only region in Europe where Buddhism is practiced by a plurality of the population (according to a 2012 census 37.6%). (Picture of the Flag of Kalmykia: Drawn by Conscious [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
A 51 MW wind park will be constructed in the Republic of Kalmykia – the only region in Europe where Buddhism is practiced by a plurality of the population (according to a 2012 census 37.6%). (Picture of the Flag of Kalmykia: Drawn by Conscious [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

A wind park with a total capacity of 51 MW is being developed in the Russian Federation in Kalmykia. Turbine manufacturer FWT will be responsible for the turnkey realization of the project, which is scheduled to start commercial operation in 2017.

Alten Ltd., a subsidiary of a Czech based holding, has placed a binding order with the German manufacturer FWT Production GmbH for the 51 MW wind farm that is to be built in Kalmykia. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the turnkey realisation of the Kalmykia onshore wind farm project Priyutnenskaya VES 51 MW comprises engineering, supply and installation of the wind turbines. FWT will supply 20 of its FWT 2500 wind turbines with a nominal capacity of 2.55 MW each. Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to start by the end of 2016, while commissioning is expected for the first half of 2017.

FWT is a German manufacturer of wind turbines in the range from 2 to 3 MW and has already delivered turbines to Kazakhstan, Poland and Germany. Alten Ltd. is one of the first companies to develop and operate wind farms in the Russian Federation. Since 2010 it has installed wind power plants with a total capacity of 2.4 MW in the Republic of Kalmykia, a constituent republic of the Russian Federation in the southwestern part of European Russia. With an area of 74.731 km² and only about 290,000 inhabitants, Kalmykia is more than two times as big as Belgium, but has less than a twentieth of Belgium’s population.

The Kalmykia wind farm project Priyutnenskaya VES 51 MW is the first private investment wind farm of industrial scale in the Russian Federation to be built. It is the first phase of a project with a total capacity of 300 MW, which will be constructed near Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia.

The Energy Competence Centre, a subsidiary of Corporate Energies company group, will perform independent third party consultancy and supervision for the construction and completion process of the wind farm Priyutnenskaya.

Tanja Peschel / FWT Energy

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