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51 MW Wind Farm in Kalmykia in Russian Federation to be launched in 2017

/28th June 2016, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Alten Ltd., a subsidiary of a Czech based holding Falkon Capital a.s., has placed a pruchase order with the German wind turbine manufacturer FWT Production GmbH for the 51 MW wind farm, which will be built in the Republic of Kalmykia in Russian Federation. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the turnkey realization of the Kalmykia onshore wind farm project "Priyutnenskaya VES" 51 MW comprises engineering, supply and installation of  20 wind turbines with 2.5 MW each as well as all complete electrical and civil infrastructures.

Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to start by the end of Q4 2016, while final commissioning is of the wind farm is projected for the first half of 2017. Till the year 2013 Alten Ltd., has successfully installed 2.4MW in the Republic of Kalmykia, Russian Federation. In 2014 Alten Ltd., successfully bid on the capacity allocation tender organized in by Russian energy market regulator (“Market Council”). Alten Ltd., won 51MW, which is the first stage of a larger 300 MW wind farm project named "Priyutnenskaya VES", which will be constructed near Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia.

According to the report Russia Wind Power Market Outlook 2016 - 2015 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. The Energy Competence Centre, a subsidiary of Corporate Energies company group, shall be responsible for independent third party consultancy and supervision for the construction and completion process of the wind farm Priyutnenskaya.

It is estimated that Russia has large wind potential, its gross theoretical wind energy potential is defined to be 197,477 billion kWh/year (at 100 m.a.g.l.) and gross technical wind energy potential – 21850 billion kWh/year (at 100 m.a.g.l.). The favourable zones for wind energy development include territories of South and North Caucasus federal districts (FD), territories of the North West, Ural, Siberian, Far East FD located in the Arctic Circle, coastal areas northeast of the country, as well as the Kamchatka Peninsula and Sakhalin Island.

More information about wind power market in Russian federation you may read here: Russia Wind Power Market Outlook 2016 - 2015