Construction of the Kola wind farm with a capacity of 201 MW– currently the largest wind farm beyond the Arctic Circle - has begun in the Murmansk region on September 19.
The construction of the wind farm is led by Enel Green Power, a division of the Enel group responsible for the development, construction and operation of renewable energy facilities around the world.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Enel Group’s Head of Europe and Euro-Mediterranean Affairs Simone Mori, Enel Russia General Director Carlo Palasciano Villamagna, acting Governor of the Murmansk region Andrey Chibis, Italian Ambassador to Russia Pasquale Terracciano and other representatives of regional and federal authorities.
The head of the Murmansk region Andrey Chibis stressed the economic and environmental importance of the project. Pasquale Terraciano emphasized that the cooperation of JSC «Enel Russia» in the Murmansk region can serve as an example for other Italian companies.
The wind facility, which is expected to be completed in 2021, will involve an overall investment of around 273 million euros. The wind farm will be able to produce about 750 GWh per year. The wind farm will be equipped with 57 turbines and is located on a total area of 257 hectares.
19 September 2019