Global Wind Service Finished Half of the Installation Works of Wind Turbines for Alibunar Wind Farm in Serbia

/11th May 2018, Global Wind Service, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ In the beginning of April 2018 Global Wind Service (GWS) reported half of installation works at Alibunar Wind Farm in Serbia when a team of GWS technicians successfully completed the installation of turbine number 12 out of a total of 21. Senvion awarded GWS with unloading, pre-assembly and installation of the 21 Senvion MM100 turbines.

Alibunar wind farm is located between Pancevo and Alibunar village,approx. 60 kilometres north of Belgrade – not far from the Čibuk 1wind farm, where GWS is installing 57 GE turbines. The 21 turbines at Alibunar wind farm have a hub height of 100 meters and are rated to produce two megawatts each. Together they will power around 27,600 households on average per year with green energy.

Global Wind Service (GWS) opened office in Serbia in the beginning for 2018 to catch growing wind market in the country. In January 2018, Global Wind Service (GWS) celebrated ten years since it was founded by Lars Petersen and Michael Nielsen. Since securing its first contract in Esbjerg, Denmark, GWS has worked on over 300 projects in 35 countries. GWS now employs over 600 people from around the world and has local business units in ten countries.

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Serbia has considerable renewable energy resources characterized by seasonal complementarity of solar and wind energy potentials. The calculated wind power in the windiest parts of Serbia is comparable to the wind power of some of the windiest parts of Europe, situated in countries which are, not surprisingly, also the most active investors into wind energy facilities. The Koshava-wind region, characteristic of the Danube river valley between the towns Slankamen and Golubac, and Smederevska Palanka and Zrenjanin, has been identified as the windiest part of Serbia. There are also some mountainous regions with considerable wind energy potential.

When the Alibunar and Cibuk 1 wind farms whirr into action in 2019, Serbia’s as-yet-untapped renewable energy potential will become its power—literally. IFC is helping make this move possible, lending €19.1 million to Belgian renewable-energy firm Elicio for the construction of the 42-megawatt (MW) Alibunar wind farm. This will help reduce Serbia’s carbon emissions by more than 120,000 tons per year.

IFC is also providing a €107.7 million lending package to a joint venture developing a 158-MW wind farm, the largest in the Western Balkans. The €300 million Cibuk 1 wind farm is a partnership between Abu Dhabi Future Company Masdar, from the United Arab Emirates, and Cibuk Wind Holding, a subsidiary of U.S.-based developer Continental Wind Partners. The project will reduce an estimated 370,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

IFC’s support for renewable energy—via investments such as these, and the years-long advisory work with the Serbian government that laid the foundation for these investments—reflects our commitment to improving access to electricity. Together, these two wind farms will offer an electricity supply to more than 1.9 million residents in the northern province of Vojvodina. The amount of carbon emissions avoided by both projects is equivalent to taking more than 100,000 vehicles off the road.

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