GE Renewable Energy will provide 38 turbines for the Serbia’s third largest wind farm Blacksmith “Kovačica”. A 15-year full-service agreement for 105 MW wind site is also part of the deal between GE Renewable Energy and Enlight Renewable Energy.
Enlight Renewable Energy will be an operator of the wind farm set to be built in the Vojvodina region North East of Serbia. The project is worth EUR 189 million, this company earlier said.
“GE Renewable Energy will provide 38 of its 2.75-120 wind turbine with 110m hub heights, a product ideally suited for the medium wind conditions of the Serbian great plains. Once fully commissioned in 2019, Blacksmith “Kovačica” will become Serbia’s third largest wind site,“ GE said in a statement.
Pete McCabe, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind Business said that the Blacksmith “Kovačica” wind project represents one-fifth of the country’s wind capacity targets for 2020.
Gilad Yavetz, Enlight’s CEO said that this is a significant milestone for Enlight.
“This project will provide the entire power consumption for the equivalent of 65,000 households, in addition to creating jobs and boosting Serbia’s economic growth,” Yavetz said.
Wind turbines for the site will be produced in Europe in GE’s Salzbergen, Germany wind facility with blades manufactured by LM Wind Power in Spain and Poland.
GE Renewable Energy recently announced it would also provide turbines for Čibuk 1, Serbia’s future largest wind farm, which is also located in the North East of the country.
Together, Blacksmith “Kovačica” and Čibuk 1 will amount for 263 MW of clean wind energy added to the Serbian grid, a significant step towards the country’s goal to hit 500 MW of wind capacity by 2020.