07/05/16 12:12

51 MW Kalmykia wind farm project in Russia on positive course to realisation

05 July 2016 | Recently ALTEN Ltd. confirmed that it placed a binding order with the German manufacturer FWT for the 51 MW wind farm to be erected in the Republic of Kalmykia in southern part of the Russian Federation.

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 FWT 2500 wind turbines of the German manufacturer FWT with a nominal capacity of 2.55 MW. Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to start by end of 2016, whilst commissioning is expected in the first half of 2017.

FWT Production GmbH is a German manufacturer of wind turbines in the range from 2 to 3 MW. Established in 2013, FWT is based on the know-how of former wind power pioneer Fuhrländer AG and consisting of the approved technology of German engineering company wind to energy w2e GmbH. Meanwhile it has increased its track record by delivering turbines to Kazakhstan, Poland and Germany.

Acting as the owner's engineer, Energy Competence Centre performs independent third party consultancy and supervision for the construction and completion process of the wind farm Priyutnenskaya near Elista, Republic of Kalmykia, including review of design, risk assessment, contract management, supervision of the transport, civil works, installation, commissioning and hand-over process.

Kalmykia wind farm Project "Priyutnenskaya VES 51 MW" is the first private investment wind farm of industrial scale in Russian Federation to be built. 51 MW wind farm is the first phase of a project with a total capacity of 300 MW. After its completion, Priyutnenskaya wind farm will be the largest in the Russian Federation and therefore has a strong lighthouse charater for wind energy development in the country.

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